In Lebanon, the number of victims of the explosion in the capital, Beirut, on Tuesday is still rising. Late Thursday, the death toll was already known 149, according to the news agency AFP.

A huge explosion in the port injured more than 5,000 people. The explosion is said to have been caused by ammonium nitrate stored in the port.

On Thursday night, citizens ’frustration with the country’s government erupted as a demonstration in downtown Beirut. Police and security forces used tear gas against protesters, according to the country's state news agency NNA. According to it, the number of protesters seeking to enter the parliament building was quite small.