10 Aug 2020

Lebanon’s entire government resigns amid anger over Beirut explosion

International Editor

After days of mounting pressure Lebanon’s prime minister has announced his government’s resignation.

It comes after the catastrophic explosion in Beirut port which killed more than 200 people and destroyed large swathes of the capital Beirut. Since then, there have been clashes with protesters taking to the streets to express their anger at the government’s incompetence.

The prime minister this evening admitted the blast was a result of endemic corruption.