Lebanon's President Michel Aoun has rejected any international probe into the catastrophic Beirut port blast, saying a missile or negligence could have been responsible as rescuers desperately combed the rubble for survivors.
Turkey’s top officials have visited Lebanon’s capital following a massive deadly explosion shaking Beirut this week.
Denying accusations that it had been storing arms at the Beirut port, Lebanon's powerful Hezbollah movement says the army should lead such a probe because it is "trusted" by all.
In a televised speech, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah has called Tuesday's explosion "an exceptional event" that required unity and calm.
Anti-government protesters sparked a blaze, vandalised stores and lobbed stones at security forces, according to the state-run National News Agency.
Saad al Jabri said Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman wants him killed because he knows too much about the prince’s allegedly corrupt business dealings as well as the setting up of a group of mercenaries called the Tiger Squad.
The EU move came as France President Macron said that France will organise a conference in the next few days to raise money for food, medicine, housing and other urgent aid.
The death toll from the ammonium nitrate blast rises to 137 as the number of wounded reaches at least 5,000, compounding public anger that erupted in protests last year against a government seen as corrupt and inefficient.
Turkey's foreign ministry says the area under demarcated in the deal is located in Turkish continental shelf, as reported to the United Nations.
French President Emmanuel Macron's visit comes as residents of Beirut vented their fury at Lebanon's leaders, blaming them for the deadly explosion that ravaged the capital.
Tel Aviv mayor ordered the city’s town hall building to be lit in the colours of the Lebanese flag, a move that earned him condemnation of politicians and the Israeli prime minister’s son.
The blast centred on the city's port caused massive destruction and killed at least 135 people, heaping misery on a country in crisis.
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