BBC Arabic reporter Maryem Taoumi was interviewing Faisal Al-Aseel, project manager at the Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy when the explosion took place.
Beirut totally crashed amid 1. Economic inflation and 2. Covid19 outbreak. God bless the people and keep them safe. I am shocked #Lebanon #لبنان_ينهار
Hundreds said injured, hospitals overwhelmed amid massive damage to Lebanon’s capital; explosion said caused by highly explosive materials seized from ship, stored at port
The moment of the huge Beirut explosion was caught on camera by social media users.
Explosions rocked Beirut Tuesday afternoon, thought to be at Beirut port.
In addition, some American and Israeli officials, and international security analysts, say that Iran may believe that President Trump will lose the November election and that his presumptive Democratic rival, Joseph R. Biden Jr., will want to resurrect some form of the negotiated settlement that the Obama administration reached with Tehran five years ago next week.
The Times also said that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo maintains a close relationship with Mossad chief Yossi Cohen, making it unlikely that Pompeo was unaware of the plan to attack the Natanz nuclear facility – if it was indeed an Israeli-engineered operation.
The explosions have hit the vessel’s hull, causing heavy damages to the vessel’s two main tanks, which has resulted in an oil spill in the Red Sea. The spill is currently stopped, according to officials.
Technical experts are currently investigating the cause of the explosion. They believe it was a „terrorist attack“, unnamed sourced told the Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA).
An oil tanker belonging to the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) was hit and damaged by two missiles on Friday, Iranian state news IRNA reported.
The missiles were „possibly“ fired from Saudi soil, Saheb Sadeghi, head of the public relations of the National Iranian Tanker Company, told state-run Press TV.
It wasn’t immediately clear what criticism the president was referring to, as the officials had not issued public statements on Trump’s tweet or his decision to release an image taken by U.S. forces of a damaged Iranian rocket facility. Trump has faced criticism from some Democrats for releasing the image due to its high resolution and concerns over whether it should have remained classified.
A mysterious explosion on Thursday at an Iranian space center prompted speculation that it was American sabotage, rather than an accident, that was responsible for the third successive failure of Tehran’s efforts to show it could loft satellites into orbit.
As pictures from commercial satellites of a rocket’s smoking remains began to circulate, President Trump denied Friday on Twitter that the United States was involved.
The internet was soon alight with rumours and speculation, which authorities moved quickly to dispel. For a start, they, said, no areas of the city had been closed.
As for the identity of the perpetrators, army chief Gen Apirat Kongsompong said the usual suspects were involved, without naming names.
Dem Institut für Geophysik und Vulkanologie zufolge hatten sich die zwei Explosionen gegen 17 Uhr auf der Südseite des Kraters ereignet. Eine der beiden sei die bislang stärkste Explosion seit Beginn der Aufzeichnungen gewesen. Zuvor sei aus „allen aktiven Mündungen der Krater-Terrasse“ Lava ausgetreten.
The UK Royal Navy-linked UK Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) safety group earlier issued a warning, urging „extreme caution“ in the area.
A spokesman for the US Navy’s Fifth Fleet in Bahrain told the Associated Press that his command was „aware“ of the incident and was seeking further details. U.S. Naval ships are in the area and are „rendering assistance“ after forces in the region received two separate distress calls, the Fifth Fleet said.
The UAE along with Saudi Arabia and Norway presented the preliminary findings during a private briefing to members of the UN security council, which will also receive the final results of the inquiry and consider a possible response.
The US has accused Iran of almost certainly being behind the attacks on the four oil tankers off the Emirati coast, but the brief report, while providing evidence of the sophistication of the attack, goes nowhere near identifying the culprit.
Gholamreza Shariati said on Monday that the 42-inch oil pipeline of Omidieh to Ahwaz, was under repair which got in fire and explosion due to the collision of the loader and the oil spill.
Explosion im Armee-Depot am Waldhaff heute morgen
Shelters are housing dozens of people displaced by the fires and explosions.
Authorities were responding to a string of fires across the Merrimack Valley Thursday afternoon.
A minibus was also left gutted following the incident in the Dokki district. While the cause of the blast remains unknown, officials have reportedly said a faulty car battery may be to blame.
An enormous explosion near Bologna Airport in Italy was caused by an accident on the highway, according to the police.
An explosion rocked a televised event hosted by Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas on Saturday.
The moment Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro’s speech was interrupted by approaching drones laden with explosives was captured on video.
Three local authorities who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to discuss the case said the incident was actually a gas tank explosion inside an apartment near the site of Maduro’s speech.
Smoke could be seen coming out a building window.
Ein von mutmaßlichen Rebellen verantworteter Twitter-Account bekannte sich zu dem Anschlag. Dort wurde behauptet, dass zwei Drohnen mit C4-Sprengstoff in der Nähe des Präsidenten explodiert seien, bevor sie von Scharfschützen abgeschossen worden seien. Die Rebellengruppe mit dem Namen „Soldados de franela“ (in etwa: Stoff-Soldaten) war bisher nicht bekannt.
The Israeli military denied involvement in a Gaza explosion that killed six Hamas gunmen on Saturday.
Während einer „Sicherheits- und Geheimdienstoperation“ zur Untersuchung eines von Israel verschuldeten Vorfalles habe ein „Verbrechen“ stattgefunden, hieß es in einem Statement.
Weitere Angaben wurden nicht gemacht. Das israelische Militär wollte sich bisher nicht dazu äußern.
The scene of an explosion in the Gaza Strip on Saturday May 5 2018
A Palestinian source told Haaretz that all signs pointed to an explosion resulting from the handling of explosives inside a building and that there were signs that the casualties were operatives in Hamas’s military wing.