Three Beirutis describe rebuilding their hotels and cafes after the port explosion last August that ravaged Lebanon’s capital..
Capital and largest city of Lebanon
Beirut is the capital and largest city of Lebanon. As of 2014, Greater Beirut has a population of 2.2 million, which makes it the third-largest city in the Levant region. The city is situated on a peninsula at the midpoint of Lebanon's Mediterranean coast. Beirut has been inhabited for more than 5,000 years, and was one of Phoenicia's most prominent city states, making it one of the oldest cities in the world. The first historical mention of Beirut is found in the Amarna letters from the New Kingdom of Egypt, which date to the 15th century BC.
Beirut media coverage
A German shipping company has loaded 59 containers of toxic materials on to a vessel in Beirut as part of the clean-up after last..