Rescuers pull Beirut port worker from sea alive after 30 hours

Amin Zahid was found unconscious and injured after the explosion threw him into the water. (Social media)
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Updated 06 August 2020

Rescuers pull Beirut port worker from sea alive after 30 hours

  • Amin Zahid was found unconscious and injured after the explosion threw him into the water
  • Rescue teams managed to locate him and transport him to hospital

CAIRO: A worker at Beirut port has been rescued after spending 30 hours at sea after the massive explosion.
Amin Zahid was found unconscious and injured after the explosion threw him into the water, according to Lebanese media reports. 
Rescue teams managed to locate him and transport him to hospital, where he remains in critical condition, according to Lebanon 24 channel.
Pictures showed Zahid in a small rescue boat after he was pulled from the sea. 
His miraculous survival so long after the explosion took place has been a rare piece of good news in a country traumatized by the blast.
Dozens of families of those missing after the explosion have gathered in front of the port area, waiting for news. Many remain missing in the city where more than 137 people were killed and 5,000 injured.
The military imposed a security cordon around the site which was completely destroyed.


UAE ratifies peace signing agreement with Israel

Updated 19 October 2020

UAE ratifies peace signing agreement with Israel

DUBAI: The UAE on Monday adopted a decision to ratify the signing of a peace agreement with Israel.
The council of ministers, headed by Mohammed bin Rashid, vice president of the UAE and ruler of Dubai, said they adopted a decision to ratify full diplomatic relations between the emirates and Israel, and directed the initiation of constitutional procedures to issue a federal decree to ratify the agreement.