Lebanon
Associated Press/Photo by Bernat Armangue

“A very serious situation”

International | COVID-19 caseloads in Europe increase while the debate continues over the disease’s origins
by Mindy Belz
Posted 9/21/20, 05:49 pm

EUROPE: Six months after Italy’s coronavirus crisis became an ominous signpost to the West, the World Health Organization is warning of “a very serious situation” unfolding again across Europe.

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Associated Press/Photo by Hussein Malla

Fire breaks out at Beirut port

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/10/20, 11:31 am

Smoke billowed in Lebanon’s capital again on Thursday morning a little more than a month after a deadly explosion at the port. Firefighters and ambulances rushed to the scene, and army helicopters helped fight the blaze. Beirut Gov. Marwan Abboud asked residents to stay away from roads leading to the port to keep them clear for emergency services.

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Associated Press/Photo by Hussein Malla

Beirut ablaze again

International | As a local pastor trusts God to see his congregation through recovery efforts
by Mindy Belz
Posted 9/10/20, 11:19 am

LEBANON: A massive fire broke out Thursday at Beirut’s port near the site of an explosion last month that leveled a third of the city. About 100 firefighters are battling the blaze. The Lebanese army said it is tires and oil burning and sent helicopters to help douse the blaze. Beirut residents said they were instructed to close windows due to smoke, but they feared having them shut due to the possibility of an explosion.

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