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News in Review - October 2020 Tragedy in Lebanon: Deadly Explosion in Beirut

In August 2020, a huge explosion decimated a large part of Beirut, the capital of Lebanon. The blast killed almost 200 people and injured thousands of others. Hundreds of thousands were left homeless. The explosion was a result of highly explosive materials that had been stored in a port warehouse for years. Residents accused the government of mismanagement and corruption ...
  • 2020
  • 00:16:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/23/2020

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News in Review - March 2018 Power Plays: The Tangled Politics of Lebanon

Lebanon may be a small country, but it’s a major player in Middle East politics. But what’s happening there lately is actually less about Lebanon and more about the big powers of Iran and Saudi Arabia. Lebanon is also Hezbollah heartland. Founded in 1982, Hezbollah, which stands for Party of God, was formed to resist Israeli occupation. But with its ...
  • 2018
  • 00:13:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/27/2018

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News in Review - February 2011 The Assassination of Rafik Hariri

This News in Review story focuses on a CBC investigative documentary that has uncovered important information about the assassination of prominent Lebanese political leader Rafik Hariri in 2005. The information in the documentary has potentially explosive implications for that country and the entire Middle East.
  • 2011
  • 00:17:35
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2011

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News in Review - April 2005 Forced Out: Syrian Troops Leave Lebanon

On February 14, 2005, Rafik Hariri, the former prime minister of Lebanon, was killed by a huge bomb blast in the Lebanese capital of Beirut. Hariri was a popular opposition leader, and many of his supporters blamed Syria for his death. They held giant street rallies demanding the withdrawal of thousands of Syrian troops stationed in Lebanon. Three weeks later ...
  • 2005
  • 00:16:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2005

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