The French president's effort to help Lebanon is admirable, but he remains tone-deaf and out of touch with most Lebanese.
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.
Any assistance that comes Lebanon's way needs to be apolitical, or it will tip an already fragile balance.
Lebanon imports 80 percent of its food supplies and the Port of Beirut was a vital lifeline for the country’s grain imports, storing 85 percent of its cereals.
Beirut is a city in shock but its residents are clear-eyed about who they see as the culprit behind the disaster at the port.
Despite strict rules regulating the trade of ammonium nitrate, businesses often fail to take necessary precautions.
Commonly used as a fertiliser, the compound can easily become explosive if precautions are not taken.
With deaths and injuries on the rise, nations are offering help and people are taking to social media to express solidarity and condolences.
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