The Year in Review Part II: Our Top Stories from 2020

Published December 24th, 2020 - 10:35 GMT
The blast that shook Beirut, August /AFP
The blast that shook Beirut, August /AFP
In the middle of a difficult and unusual year, the blast in Beirut’s port shook the region. Governmental incompetence, which had already bought the Lebanese economy to the brink of catastrophe, allowed 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate to be stored at the center of a city with over 2 million inhabitants.  Al Bawaba covered the causes and effects of the blast in a feature article.  In the months that followed, Western nations, particularly France, attempted to revive the Lebanese

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