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Port Explosion

OCCRP
A year after a massive shipment of ammonium nitrate exploded in Beirut, an OCCRP investigation has settled one of the biggest lingering questions: who actually owned the cargo.
Ghalia Al Alwani- Syrian Journalist
Repression isn’t forgetting. They tell me to never forget, as if I ever will. I won’t ever forget. I won’t ever forget the glass, the blood, the screams or the panic.
Farah Shaqir
I never wrote anything about the Aug. 4 explosion in my mother tongue. Because I am a mother. And the explosion made me a fragile mother. And with this fragility, my mother tongue too became fragile. My writing today is an attempt to recover my mother tongue.
Rabih Fakhry – Thaer Gandour – Bashar Al Halabi
With its call for “internationalization,” the Maronite patriarchate has played a card as old as Lebanon itself, to save both itself and the country, while placing Hezbollah in a position of direct rivalry with the largest Christian sect in the region.
Miryam Swaidan – Pascale Sawma
The recent removal of Judge Fadi Sawan as lead investigator brings the inquiry into the Beirut Port explosion back to square one. Will justice ever prevail?
Jana Barakat
“I want to know where my son is. Until now I don’t have any information about his fate.” It has been over two months since the Beirut port explosion, and still people are missing …
Marwa Saab
It is as if the explosion that produced a gaping hole in the ground has opened a similar one in heaven, which continues to receive the souls of the crime’s victims, even after 83 days have passed.
Hazem El Amin
The news of the Ceylon tea incident might have been less complicated but more striking than other news, since it was chosen to be announced by the National News Agency (NNA). A clear-cut piece of news, no beating around the bush! The tea that had been donated to the blast victims was distributed to the officers and elements of the Presidential Guard brigade.
Myriam Sweidan
The tourism sector is a vivid example of the country’s economic decline, with enterprises partially or totally closing down, reducing employees’ salaries, or laying them off completely, particularly by forcing them to offer their resignations.
Samir Skainy
Here are the stories of people who survived, barely living and barely able to narrate their stories; something others were not able to do.
لتصلكم نشرة درج الى بريدكم الالكتروني