Shady Rizk survived the port explosion that killed more than 200 people, leaving him with 350 stitches all over his body and face. He now plans to move to Canada but the impact of his ordeal lives on.
Officials say friction or heat may have led to the blast on a container ship carrying flammable materials at Jebel Ali port – one of the world's busiest.
Eyewitnesses said all but seven or eight of the victims were schoolgirls going home after finishing studies.
Initial reports put the death toll at 30 people after a car bomb blast targeted Afghan city of Pul-e Alam, the provincial capital of Logar province.
The minibus en route from capital Mogadishu to Jowhar in Middle Shabelle region was blown up near Balad district, killing at least 15 people and injuring four others, officials say.
Footage broadcast by the TVGE channel showed buildings burned and flattened in a wide radius around the Nkoa Ntoma camp in the economic capital Bata, with a thick plume of black smoke rising into the sky.
Lebanon’s justice minister has appointed judge Tarek Bitar to lead the Investigation into the Beirut port blast.
The operation in Antioch came as US media reports said a 63-year-old "person of interest" had been identified in connection with the explosion, which came from a parked motorhome that blared a warning minutes before it blew up.
Singapore-flagged BW Rhine says all 22 sailors on board have escaped without injury as shipping company blames blast on “an external source”.
The gutted silos, which had a storage capacity of more than 100,000 tonnes, have become emblematic of the catastrophic port blast, which took place on August 4 and has been widely blamed on government negligence.
Lebanon's last government resigned in the aftermath of the colossal blast in Beirut port on August 4 that killed nearly 200 people, wounded thousands and ravaged swathes of the capital.
Afghanistan Vice President Amrullah Saleh was on his way to work on when the attack on his convoy took place.
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