Beirut blast probe points to bungled storage of 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate

  • Chemical used in fertilisers and bombs stored for six years at the port
  • A source said a fire had started at a warehouse and spread to where ammonium nitrate stored
By Reuters ·

A shattered Beirut emerges from the rubble stunned, wounded

  • Tuesday’s explosion was the worst the city has ever seen
  • Lebanon was already mired in a severe economic crisis
By AP ·

KSRelief dispatches help for Lebanese medical teams treating explosion victims 

By Arab News ·

Saudi Arabia announces 36 more deaths from COVID-19

  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 245,314
  • A total of 3,020 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far
By Arab News ·

Before and after satellite images show Beirut port decimated

  • The images from Maxar e shows a huge crater now filled with sea water next to a grain silo building
  • A passenger ship can be seen capsized by the blast
By Arab News ·

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Huge blaze breaks out in Ajman, UAE

By Arab News ·

US to pay over $1bn for 100m doses of J&J’s potential COVID-19 vaccine

  • The latest contract equates to roughly $10 per vaccine dose produced by J&J
  • This is J&J’s first deal to supply its investigational vaccine to a country
By Reuters ·

Dubai launches economic program for post COVID-19 recovery 

  • “The Great Economic Reset Programme” is part of a “COVID Exit initiative” to help the recovery and reshaping of the economy
  • The economic program will feature analyses of current and future policies
By Arab News ·

Why Riyad Mahrez should shed reluctant hero tag and join Arab greats

  • The Algerian winger could be a few weeks away from his crowning glory
  • Beyond his goals, assists and medals, he is one of the most aesthetically pleasing players to watch in the Premier League
By Ali Khaled ·

Malaysian police chief insists Al Jazeera probe ‘professional’

  • The government said the documentary tarnished the image of the country
  • Abdul Hamid said the investigation “will be very transparent”
By AFP ·