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Isabelle Adjani "devastated": she lost a friend in the explosions in Beirut
© Veeren Ramsamy-Christophe Clovis / Bestimage Isabelle Adjani "devastated": she lost a friend in the explosions in Beirut This Tuesday, August 4, a deadly double explosion struck Beirut, the capital of Lebanon. On Instagram, Isabelle Adjani announced that she had lost one of her close friends. The city has fallen into chaos. This Tuesday, August 4, at the end of the day, a double explosion took place in the port of Beirut, capital of Lebanon.
Lebanon: Hassan Diab announces the resignation of the government .
© Mohamed Akazir / Reuters Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab, at the government building in Beirut, August 10, 2020. Hassan Diab, the Lebanese Prime Minister, announced Monday 10 August the immediate resignation of his government. It was under pressure after the explosion at the port of Beirut on August 4, which claimed the lives of at least 160 people and left more than 6,000 injured. The accident is the result of "endemic corruption", in the words of the Prime Minister.