Explosive material found in Beirut port was stored for 15 years, says President Aoun

Several tonnes of highly explosive material found at Beirut’s port, just weeks after the same chemical was blamed for causing a massive detonation there, had been in storage for 15 years, the Lebanese president said on Friday. The army said Read More …

More explosives found outside Beirut port month after deadly explosion

The Lebanese military on Thursday discovered more than four tons of ammonium nitrate near Beirut’s port, where a deadly explosion killed nearly 200 people last month. The military said army experts were called in for an inspection and found the Read More …

Beirut blast: The other countries with dangerous dumps of explosives

The devastating explosion in Beirut is a grim reminder of a deeply troubling fact: the thousands of tonnes of ammonium nitrate unsafely stored in that city’s port is not the only site at risk of spontaneous detonation. In the Philippines, Read More …

Bomb disposal expert urges government funding to safeguard explosive stockpiles

Governments need to provide more funding to prevent catastrophes such as the Beirut port blasts by making explosive stockpiles safe, a leading bomb disposal expert has said. The Middle East is a particular area for concern with massive arsenals of Read More …

Massive blast sends seismic shock across Beirut, causing thousands of casualties

A huge explosion in a port warehouse district near the centre of Beirut killed more than 25 people, injured over 2,500 others and sent shockwaves across the Lebanese capital on Tuesday, shattering windows and causing apartment balconies to collapse. Officials Read More …

Hezbollah says explosives found in drone that crashed in Beirut

Terror group claims UAV recovered near its media headquarters was attempting an attack, carried 11-pound bomb The Hezbollah terror group on Tuesday said a drone that crashed in its Beirut stronghold early Sunday contained an explosive device weighing more than Read More …