Wife of Dutch envoy to Lebanon dies after being hurt in Beirut blast

A general view shows the damage along a street, following a blast in Beirut's port area, Lebanon August 4, 2020. (Reuters)
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Updated 08 August 2020

Wife of Dutch envoy to Lebanon dies after being hurt in Beirut blast

  • She was injured while standing in their living room in Beirut
  • Four people connected to the Dutch embassy were injured in the blast

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands: The wife of the Dutch ambassador to Lebanon died on Saturday after being seriously injured in the massive explosion that tore through Beirut’s port on Tuesday, the Dutch Foreign Ministry said.
Hedwig Waltmans-Molier, 55, was injured by the explosion as she stood next to her husband, ambassador Jan Waltmans, in the living room of their house in Beirut, the ministry said.
Tuesday’s blast caused extensive damage to the Dutch embassy, injuring four other people connected to it.


Foreign ministers discuss Palestine-Israel peace process in joint conference

Updated 14 min 4 sec ago

Foreign ministers discuss Palestine-Israel peace process in joint conference

DUBAI: Foreign ministers from Egypt, France, and Jordan held a press conference on Thursday, discussing the peace process on the decades-long Palestine-Israel conflict.

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas also joined the three via a video conference.

The ministers affirmed the importance of reaching a comprehensive deal to solve the conflict, with Jordan's Ayman Safadi saying the country supports a two-state solution.

(Developing)