Update

At least 100 killed, 4,000 injured in massive explosions devastating Beirut

  • Death toll rises as search continues for survivors
  • Nightmare scene ‘was like a nuclear bomb’
By NAJIA HOUSSARI & MAGDA ABU-FADIL ·

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Interactive map exposes shocking scale of Hezbollah’s global crimes

  • The project, which spans four decades of activity, is the largest repository of open-source information about the group
By Ephrem Kossaify  ·

Saudi Arabia, Gulf countries express solidarity with Lebanon over Beirut explosion

  • Close allies of Lebanon pay tribute to victims of Beirut's massive and deadly twin blasts
  • Diab called to support the country reeling from its worst economic crisis, coronavirus pandemic
By Arab News ·

Initial investigations point to negligence as cause of Beirut blast

  • 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate, used in fertilisers and bombs, had been stored for six years at the port without safety measures
  • A source said a fire had started at warehouse 9 of the port and spread to warehouse 12, where the ammonium nitrate was stored
By Reuters ·

Militants attack in Indian Kashmir as it locks down for anniversary

  • Authorities blanketed Kashmir with troops, who laid out barbed wire and set up road blacks to prevent demonstrations
  • Kashmir is claimed in full by India and Pakistan, which have gone to war twice over it
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 ·

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Saudi Professional League’s long-awaited return leaves Al-Ittihad in relegation trouble

  • All sporting activities in Saudi Arabia were indefinitely suspended on March 14 after the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic globally
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 ·