Lebanon continues to heal its wounds after the explosion at the port, which killed more than 178 people and destroyed parts of the capital. The disaster of August 4 cast a shadow over the economic and political situations that were suffering from intractable and complex crises. The following coverage is known about the port and the voyage of the ship carrying the shipment of ammonium nitrate, and the explosion and the losses it caused and its repercussions on the government, parliament, and Lebanon's political system in crisis.

The importance of the site

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Roussos' journey

How did the deadly shipment of ammonium nitrate reach Beirut port? And when did the ship move? How did it dock at the port? Thus began the story of the ammonium nitrate shipment.

Amber Blast 12

The amber explosion ranked 12 in the port of Beirut as the largest non-nuclear explosion the world has seen. How strong was it?


A final list of the names of the victims of the Beirut Port bombing has not been issued, but official, unconfirmed estimates said that they numbered 178, while the Ministry of Health identified the owners of 152 bodies that were taken to hospitals.

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Material losses

Lebanese President Michel Aoun said that initial estimates of losses from the Beirut Port explosion exceed $ 15 billion. Here are the expert ratings of losses.

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The investigation and political implications

After the initial report conducted by Judge Ghassan Oweidat, the case of the port explosion was referred to the Judicial Council, which is Lebanon's highest judicial body. The investigator assigned Al-Adl to question 25 people who were arrested in connection with the case, which renewed protests in the street, and also led to the resignation of Hassan Diab's government.

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Politicians' readings

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International aid

As part of a rapid move to support Lebanon after the port disaster, French President Emmanuel Macron hosted a donors' conference via video technology. This came in conjunction with Lebanon receiving in-kind aid from more than 53 foreign and Arab countries through Beirut airport and the undisturbed part of its port.

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What then?

Three Lebanese experts presented their perceptions of the effects of the Beirut Port explosion on the ruling structure, the possibilities of organizing by-elections, and the chances of the international community fulfilling its pledges to help Lebanon. The following are the opinions of Dr. Ibrahim Haider, Dr. Essam Ismail and Dr. Raif Khoury.


Editors: Muhammad Al-Ali, Zuhair Hamdani

Infograph: Multimedia Team

Photographers: Issam Mawasi, Omar Itani, Ali Majed