A massive explosion in Beirut's port area caused a "very high number of injuries," says Lebanon's health minister. What we know: ▪️ Shattered high-rise windows, collapsed balconies; Hamra shopfronts destroyed ▪️ Unconfirmed reports of a 2nd blast ▪️ Casualties are unknown
Lebanese army intelligence stops two journalists from conducting interviews on Beirut's Hamra St., saying they need permits.
Army bars journalists from reporting on Beirut’s Hamra Street, citing permit regulations
Lebanese authorities should allow journalists to report from #Beirut ’s Hamra street and other public areas in the country without seeking prior approval.
Two men committed suicide today in #Lebanon due to hunger and the economic crisis. One killed himself outside of Dunkin' Donuts in Hamra in Beirut & left a copy of his clean criminal record on his chest with the words "I am not a nonbeliever " #انا_مش_كافر
At today's WHO Information Session, the following Health Ministers and Representatives shared their countries' #COVID19 experiences and lessons learned: Myrna Cabotajehamra'>Rasha HamraMikhail MurashkoIdi Illiassou MainassaraVolda Lawrence
^^ This is Hamra, the busiest shopping street in Beirut on Saturday afternoon, the busiest shopping day of the week.