France sends aid to Lebanon as PM fumes

France sends aid to Lebanon as PM fumes

France is in the process of sending aid to Lebanon, French President Emmanuel Macron says.


“France is side by side with Lebanon. Always,” Macron tweeted.


“French aid and resources are currently on their way.”


Macron’s office said he has also called Lebanese President Michel Aoun to express France’s support for the Lebanese people.


Despite aid from France, Lebanon PM says those responsible for Beirut explosion will pay the price


Lebanon’s Prime Minister Hassan Diab has said that those responsible for an explosion at a “dangerous” warehouse in Beirut port area that rocked the capital would pay the price.


“I promise you that this catastrophe will not pass without accountability… Those responsible will pay the price,” he said in a televised speech.”



“Facts about this dangerous warehouse that has been there since 2014 will be announced; also, I will not preempt the investigations”.




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A picture shows the scene of an explosion near the the port in the Lebanese capital Beirut on August 4, 2020. Two huge explosion rocked the Lebanese capital Beirut, wounding dozens of people, shaking

Israel offers humanitarian aid


Israel likewise says it has offered humanitarian aid to Lebanon via foreign channels, as the two countries have no diplomatic relations.

“Under the direction of Minister of Defence Benny Gantz and Minister of Foreign Affairs Gabi Ashkenazi, Israel approached Lebanon through international defence and diplomatic channels to offer the Lebanese
government medical humanitarian aid,” the two said in a joint statement.



Meanwhile, in Nigeria, a Nigerian Pastor who is assigned to Lord’s Chosen Denomination in Oshodi; Lagos has reportedly impregnated two sisters and promised to marry the older of the sisters.


The Nigerian Pastor identified as Pastor Nduka Anyanwu allegedly took advantage of the two young sisters; aged 17 and 13 respectively.


According to an NGO known as Stop The Abuse, Nduka allegedly began raping the younger girl when she was just 9 and began raping the older girl when she was 16.



Source: Aljazeera

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