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Lebanon Prime Minister declares to resign

Lebanon

MNA International Desk: Lebanon’s prime minister was set on Monday to announce the resignation of his government, the health minister said, after a devastating explosion in Beirut that has stirred public outrage and spurred a string of ministers to step down. The Aug. 4 port warehouse detonation of more than 2,000 tonnes of ammonium nitrate killed at least 163 people, injured over 6,000 and destroyed swathes of the bustling Mediterranean capital, compounding months of political and economic meltdown. Demonstrations broke out again in central Beirut, with some protesters hurling rocks at security forces guarding an entrance leading to the parliament ...

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Heavy Protests, fury shakes Beirut again

Beirut

MNA International Desk: Police fired tear gas and clashed with demonstrators in Lebanon’s capital on Saturday at the start of a planned protest over this week’s massive explosion that devastated large parts of Beirut and killed more than 150 people, reports Associated Press. Thousands of people poured into Beirut’s main square, where they set up symbolic nooses to hang politicians whose corruption and negligence they blame for Tuesday’s explosion at the Port of Beirut. The huge blast was caused by thousands of tons of ammonium nitrate improperly stored at the port for more than six years, apparently set off by ...

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Bangladesh to send food, medical team in aid of Beirut explosion victims

Beirut

MNA National Desk: Bangladesh has decided to send food, first aid supplies, and a medical team to explosion-hit Beirut of Lebanon. Bangladesh is ready to provide any assistance to Lebanon on an emergency basis if necessary, says a Ministry of Foreign Affairs press release on August 6. Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen informed it to Lebanese Foreign Minister Charbel Wehbe on Wednesday when he called the Lebanese foreign minister to express his sympathy for those killed in the Beirut explosion. Momen also expressed his gratitude to the Lebanese government for overall cooperation, including treatment of Bangladeshis injured in the ...

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Two Explosions in Beirut leaves at least 25 killed, 2,500 injured

Beirut

MNA International Desk: A large blast has hit the Lebanese capital, Beirut, causing widespread damage and injuring many people, officials say. At least 25 were killed while more than 2,500 were injured. It is not yet clear what caused the explosion in the port area of the city. Video posted online showed a large mushroom cloud and destroyed buildings. Hospitals are said to be overwhelmed by casualties. It comes at a sensitive time with the country’s economic collapse reigniting old tensions. Tensions are also high ahead of the verdict in a trial over the killing of ex-PM Rafik Hariri in ...

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Around 2000 Bangladeshis stranded in Turkey

2000 Bangladeshis

MNA Editorial Desk: Around 2000 Bangladeshis, mainly regular migrants from Iran, Lebanon and Jordan, got stuck in Turkey as their attempts to illegally enter Europe through Turkey have become difficult. Bangladesh Ambassador in Ankara M Allama Siddiki fears a humanitarian crisis and slower repatriation of stranded Bangladesh nationals and conveyed the overall situation to the relevant ministries in Dhaka. The number of Bangladesh nationals from various countries in the Middle East, especially from Iran, Lebanon and Jordan is increasing in Turkey with a hope that they will get entry to Europe illegally, reported news agency. Describing the scenario, the Ambassador ...

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Lebanon wants more Bangladeshi workers

workers

MNA National Desk: Lebanon ensured that they wants to take more Bangladeshi workers as the Lebanese employers are satisfied with the Bangladeshi labors. Sejaan Azzi, the Lebanese labour minister, told this to Nurul Islam, expatriates welfare and overseas employment minister, at a bilateral meeting in Beirut. However, Bangladesh first sent 25 female labors to Lebanon back in 1991. A total number of 1 lakh 41 thousand 495 workers have gone to Lebanon till July 2016. 19 thousand 118 persons went in 2015, and 8 thousand 885 persons went to Lebanon this year till July. This year, 1,176 woman workers went ...

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