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Once upon a time, Lebanon was "Syria's Hong Kong." Syrian officials promoted "one country, two systems," and used Beirut as a playground. Fascinating@BBCKimGhattas  piece on the unexpected (and depressing) parallels between Hong Kong and Beirut

Hong Kong and Beirut "seem bound together by a similar feeling of loss—not as the result of a sudden war or a natural disaster, but because of the disintegration of something much more complex." — @BBCKimGhattas  @TheAtlanticin 

Head of Lebanese Forces Samir Geagea says Hizbullah’s goal is to stop the investigation into last year’s explosion at Beirut port #Lebanon 

#UNSC #Lebanon  LB#NorwayUNSC  NO deeply regrets the loss of life as a result of the violence in Beirut on 14 October We call on all parties to exercise restraint and avoid further escalation & political polarization 👉 Lebanon’s leaders must put their country’s interest first

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Violence in Beirut serves as a warning to the US and Lebanon

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Veterans, tell us: Where were you during the 1983 Beirut barracks attack?

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Lebanese leaders indicated a willingness to continue negotiations with #Israel  about the countries' #maritime  border, in a meeting with #US  Senior Advisor for Global Energy Security Amos Hochstein in Beirut on Wednesday. #Lebanon 

Beirut announces 'Artifact' compilation, and shares a new song off the release:

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Stunning video shows explosions just minutes ago at Beirut port

Another view of the explosions in Beirut

Tonight people in Beirut are going to sleep in shattered homes, during a deadly pandemic, with a collapsing economy led by corrupt politicians, surrounded by countries that have attacked & threatened them and a world that has abandoned them and their refugees. They deserve better

The US had ***ten times*** the deaths today from COVID than the Beirut blast and it’s just...a Wednesday. Tomorrow will likely be worse.

Had a lengthy discussion this morning with President Macron of France concerning numerous subjects, but in particular the catastrophic event which took place in Beirut, Lebanon...

I will be doing a news conference on the ChinaVirus, the just announced very good economic numbers, and the improving economy, at 7pm from Bedminster, New Jersey. Also, the subject of the Beirut, Lebanon catastrophe will be discussed.

Absolutely horrifying video of the explosion in Beirut.

Terrifying video from a guy driving his car while filming the Beirut explosion...

This bride was taking wedding photos yesterday as the explosion happened in Beirut...

Beirut, we’re thinking of you. Stay strong, Lebanon ❤️