“Bitar does not fall under the court’s jurisdiction so it does not have the authority to consider requests for his dismissal.”
Resulting calls for an independent international investigation have been roundly rejected by Lebanon’s political leaders.
The NGO got a call from a dad living in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley who was feeling suicidal because he had four kids he could not afford to feed.
Thousands of people gathered in central Beirut and started to march towards the port on Wednesday afternoon, many carrying Lebanese flags.
The August 4 blast that thundered through the city levelled entire neighbourhoods, killed more than 200 people and wounded 6,500 others.
Two massive explosions rocked Beirut in Lebanon. Here’s what we know.