Saturday's protest comes days after a massive ammonium nitrate explosion devastated much of the Lebanese capital, leaving over 150 people dead and up to 300,000 residents without a home.
Emmanuel Macron this week enjoyed a warm welcome in blast-hit Beirut, the likes of which he hardly ever receives at home these days. It remains to be seen whether the French president, who has long tried to cast himself as a global leader, will capitalise on the opportunity offered by the tragedy and live up to his ambitions.
Gates also argued that, despite significant economic damage and “lots of debts” incurred during the ongoing coronavirus crisis, he was feeling optimistic as the “innovation pipeline on scaling up diagnostics, on new therapeutics, on vaccines is actually quite impressive”.
The United Kingdom has registered over 46,000 deaths from COVID-19 since the start of the virus outbreak. Most of the deaths occurred between March and May.
On Friday, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah dismissed allegations that his organization had any weapons at the Beirut port, and called for the Lebanese army to head the investigation into Tuesday’s disaster.
The global death toll from the novel coronavirus has topped 720,000; almost 19.3 million cases of the infection have been detected, and over 11.6 million of those patients have recovered, according to Baltimore, Maryland's Johns Hopkins University, which tracks and compiles data from national and local authorities, the media and other sources.
Some cryptic red-light formations, previously spotted across the Virginia and Nevada skies, have already taken away the breath of more than a hundred thousand viewers, as a footage of the unexplained phenomenon was shared on the net. Now something similarly mysterious observed in the same area has again raised questions among the online crowd.