Cases of bank hold-ups have snowballed across Lebanon as residents have grown exasperated over informal capital controls that banks have imposed since an economic downturn began in 2019.
The act was the latest in a series of heists in the country, where the savings of depositors have been devalued and trapped in banks for almost three years amid a crippling economic crisis.
Eight glass vessels dating back to the Roman, Byzantine and Islamic periods are on display at the British Museum. They were housed in Lebanon before the 2020 Beirut explosion shattered them to bits and they had to be painstakingly put back together.
A Lebanese judge orders the release from detention of the man who last week took hostages at a Beirut bank in an attempt to access his savings frozen after the country's 2019 financial implosion.
Forty-two year-old Bassam al Sheikh Hussein locked himself inside a Beirut bank with up to 10 hostages when he was refused access to his funds.
The victims' families have appealed to the international community to set up an independent investigation of the port disaster under the Human Rights Council in Geneva.
The modern foundations for the Port of Beirut were established during Ottoman rule, a Lebanese historian suggests.
The collapse comes four days before the two-year anniversary of the explosion on Beirut port on August 4, 2020.
Lebanon's powerful Shia movement warns Israel that it could seek to disrupt attempts to extract oil and gas from Karish and other areas that Beirut says lie within its territory.
Results of Sunday's election leave parliament split into several camps raising prospects of political paralysis and tensions that could delay badly needed economic reforms.
Independents scoop up at least 10 seats, a major achievement considering they went into the vote fragmented and facing intimidation and threats by entrenched mainstream parties.
Voter turnout exceeded 50 percent in many regions, says Prime Minister Najib Mikati, who voices hope that the elections would bring a new parliament that helps the country recover from its economic crisis.
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