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Trump promised to "substantially" to help Lebanon

The President of the United States Donald trump promised a "substantial" assistance to Lebanon.

"Many countries are going to help," trump said to reporters on Sunday. The US President participated in a meeting of the group leaders for assistance to Lebanon, which convened the President of France Emmanuel macron.

The army vacated the building of the Ministry of foreign Affairs in Beirut from protesters

The Lebanese army released the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the protesters without meeting the resistance, told RIA Novosti source in the security agencies.

Earlier it was reported that the rioters also broke into the buildings of the ministries of economy, environment and energy.

The number of victims in the protests in Beirut have reached 490 people

The number of victims in clashes between protesters and security forces in Beirut increased to 490 people, according to the Lebanese TV channel "al-Manar" referring to the operational headquarters in the emergency service and the salvation of Islamic society.

"During clashes between security forces and protesters in Central Beirut and injured 490 people", - informs television channel.

In Beirut, the army vacated the buildings of two ministries from protesters

The Lebanese army freed the building of the ministries of foreign Affairs, of economy and energy in Beirut that captured the protesters, the TV channel "al-Arabiya al-Hadas".

As the correspondent of RIA Novosti, "on the streets of the Lebanese capital at the moment, came back calm."

During the riots in Beirut suffered 70 police officers

More than 70 police officers were injured, one killed in riots in Beirut, said the main Directorate of General security of Lebanon.

"During the execution of the task of maintaining order and safety at demonstrations in downtown Beirut on August 8, which resulted in the riots, died a Martyr killed Sergeant Tawfiq al-Doueihi and more than 70 members of the security forces were injured," - said in a statement.

After the explosion in Beirut arrested 16 people

In the case of the blast in Beirut security forces arrested 16 employees of the port, reported the National news Agency of Lebanon, the representative of the military court, acting judge Fadi Akiki.

According to Lebanese media, a special Commission of the Central Bank of the country in combating money laundering ordered to freeze all Bank accounts of the leadership of the state customs and the port.

Media: the Director of the Beirut port was detained on the case about the explosion

Director of the port of Beirut Hassan Koraytem was among 16 detained in the framework of the first phase of the investigation of the explosion at the port, which occurred on Tuesday evening and claimed the lives of 137 people, told Lebanese LBC TV channel, citing sources in the Prosecutor's office.

As stated earlier Koraytem, he knew about the storage in the port explosives, but had no idea that they are so dangerous. He also noted that the port services some time in 2014 informed the judicial authorities about the presence of dangerous goods but have not received any response from them, what to do with him.

Second plane MOE Russian aid arrives in Beirut

Second plane with Russian equipment and specialists to assist after the devastating explosion arrived in Beirut, reported the press service of the emergencies Ministry.

Il-76 taking off from Zhukovsky, landed at 22:05.

The Pentagon intends to find out the circumstances of the explosion in Beirut

The United States collect information about the explosion in Beirut and preparing to provide humanitarian assistance, said the Minister of defense mark Esper.

"We're still gathering information about what happened. Most believe it was an accident, as was reported. In addition, I can not say anything," said Esper, speaking at a video conference in the framework of Asinovskogo forum.

Trump, who called the explosion in the Beirut attack, doubted this version

No one knows whether the explosion in the Beirut attack or not, said the President of the United States Donald trump.

A powerful explosion occurred in the port area of Beirut on Tuesday evening. As reported by the authorities, the cause was improper storage of 2750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate, damaged half the buildings of the city and the hospitals are overcrowded because of the large number of victims. The government of Lebanon announced three days of mourning for the victims of the tragedy. According to recent reports, more than 135 people have died and about 5 thousand were injured. Many people still considered missing.

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