BEIRUT (Sputnik) - The Lebanese National Security Service launched an investigation five months ago in connection with the discovery of a large amount of ammonium nitrate in the port of Beirut, Lebanese television channel OTV reported, citing its own security sources.
The cause of the explosion, which claimed at least 70 lives according to estimates of the local Red Cross, remains a mystery. Several foreign governments have already extended offers to provide all the aid that Lebanon might need due to the tragic incident.
New Delhi (Sputnik): The settlement of a centuries-long battle between Hindus and Muslims over a piece of land believed to be the birthplace of Lord Ram, by the country's apex court paved the way for a shrine dedicated to the hugely revered idol.
Hard Line party leader Rasmus Paludan, who has made a name for himself with anti-Islamic taunts, described the upcoming Quran burning in an immigrant-heavy area as “the least he could do” to help “Sweden's occupied enclaves”.
The pandemic has already forced countries to reinstate restrictive measures, including lockdowns in some areas, as new outbreaks of the coronavirus are being confirmed in Europe and Asia. At the same time, India, South Africa, and Latin America show growing daily numbers.
The Norwegian sector of the North Sea is estimated as the richest, possessing about half of the North Sea oil and gas reserves. However, more than half of these reserves have been drained over the past several decades, according to official estimates.
According to many believers, the temple marks Ram Janmabhoomi or the birthplace of Rama, the legendary king and one of the most important deities in Hinduism.
A large-scale explosion shook the vicinity of Beirut’s port on Tuesday evening, taking the lives of at least 100 people and leaving thousands injured, according to the Red Cross.