Port of Beirut

Gemayel Pledges Accountability One year after Beirut Blast

Kataeb leader Samy Gemayel on Wednesday called for lifting immunities of all those who were involved in the Beirut blast that has rocked the city’s main port a year ago, deeming the explosion as an organized crime against humanity. “Tuesday, August 4th, at 6:07 PM, the Lebanese government killed 218 people and injured 7000,” Gemayel said in a speech marking the first anniversary of the Beirut Port explosion.

Obstruction to Beirut Blast Probe 'Shameless': Amnesty

Amnesty International Monday accused the Lebanese authorities of relentlessly and shamelessly obstructing the investigation into last year's deadly Beirut port blast. A year after the August 4 explosion that killed more than 200 people and leveled entire neighborhoods of the city, no official has been brought to justice.