The death toll of the blast that rocked the Lebanese capital Beirut earlier on Tuesday has jumped to 73 killed and more than 3700 wounded, reported the Lebanese Ministry of Health.
The large blast that rocked Tuesday the Port area of the Lebanese capital Beirut has killed the Secretary-General of the Lebanese Phalanges Party Nizar Nigaryan and other 27 citizens, according to the Lebanese Health Ministry.
The message was delivered by Egyptian ambassador to Yasser Elwi.
Lebanese protesters set fire to roadways and clashed with security forces in a second night of unrest on Friday, according to witnesses and Lebanese media.
The Egyptian Embassy in Beirut opened the door for Egyptian nationals to submit requests to return back home.
The Lebanese authorities decided to reopen mosques only for performing Friday prayers as of May 22 while taking all the preventive measures against coronavirus.
The World Bank pointed out that the pandemic left around 100 million students in the region out of classrooms.
“Nobody will hire us anymore,” said the 28-year-old, who lost his restaurant job a few months ago.
The Kuwaiti Cabinet decided to suspend air flights from and to seven countries, including Egypt, for a week, as a preventive measure to control the spread of Coronavirus.
"Such a measure would likely drag the country and its financial sector into chaos."
The three new cases had been in contact with an infected case and they were present in domestic isolation.
Lebanon confirmed its fourth case of the virus on Friday and announced that it was closing all schools until March 8, Al Arabiya channel reported.
Lebanese Ministry of Public Health announced first confirmed Coronavirus case, Friday,
As the Lebanese parliament convened to hold a vote of confidence on the new government led by Prime Minister Hassan Diab.
Some protesters have rejected a new cabinet formed last week and accuse the political elite of ignoring demands that include an independent government and fighting corruption.
Lebanese television presenter for Al-Arabiya Channel Najwa Qassem, 51, died of a heart attack in her home in Dubai on Thursday.
Japan is expected to speak with Lebanon through diplomatic channels about Carlos Ghosn fleeing Tokyo for the Middle East country, The Japan Times reported Thursday.
“I have not fled justice – I have escaped injustice and political persecution,” Ghosn said in a statement.
Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri on Saturday said that his country has entered a critical stage at both the economic and financial levels that requires speeding up the formation of the new government to salvage the situation.
According to Diab, the goal is to form a government of independent technocrats.