Summary Rescue workers in Lebanon are searching for dozens of people missing after Tuesday’s deadly blast Anti-government protesters clashed with security forces on Thursday night Many in Lebanon blame government negligence for the explosion Beirut’s hospitals are strained by bed and equipment shortages given the high number of people hurt
A large blast in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, has killed at least 50 people and injured more than 2,700 others, the health minister says. It is not yet clear what caused the explosion. Videos show smoke billowing from a fire before the blast, which is followed by a mushroom cloud.
Iran on Monday executed a former translator convicted of spying for the US and Israel, including helping to locate a top Iranian general killed later by the Americans, the judiciary said. ADVERTISING The killing of Major General Qassem Soleimani in a US drone strike near Baghdad airport in January brought
Media captionRiot police used water cannon as they tried to stop protesters storming parliament Thousands have demonstrated in Azerbaijan calling for war after recent deadly clashes with neighbouring Armenia. Protesters marched through the capital Baku demanding the government fully deploy the army, with some even entering the national parliament. Security
India is roaring – rather than inching – back to life amid a record spike in Covid-19 infections. The BBC’s Aparna Alluri finds out why. On Saturday, India’s government announced plans to end a national lockdown that began on 25 March. This was expected – the roads, and even the