Beirut

Suspect in Beirut bank hostage standoff demanded to withdraw his own money, police say | CBC News

Suspect in Beirut bank hostage standoff demanded to withdraw his own money, police say | CBC News

An armed man demanding a Beirut bank let him withdraw his trapped savings to pay his father’s medical bills took up to 10 people hostage in a seven-hour standoff Thursday before surrendering in exchange for what a family lawyer said was $35,000 US of his money. Bassam al-Sheikh Hussein, a 42-year-old food-delivery driver, was promptly arrested as …

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Part of Beirut silo complex collapses after fire, following devastating 2020 port blast | CBC News

Part of Beirut silo complex collapses after fire, following devastating 2020 port blast | CBC News

A section of Beirut’s massive port grain silos, shredded in the 2020 explosion, collapsed in a huge cloud of dust on Sunday after a weeks-long fire triggered by grains that had fermented and ignited in the summer heat. The northern block of the silos collapsed after what sounded like an explosion, kicking up thick grey dust …

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