Lebanon’s government resigned nearly a week after an explosion in Beirut that killed at least 200 people and injured more than 6,000. The government was formed in January with backing from the Hezbollah group.
- Lebanon’s Information and Environment ministers and a few other lawmakers resigned on Sunday, prior to the prime minister's resignation announcement today.
- The Beirut explosion is estimated to have caused damages worth ~$3b, and indirect damage of ~$15b.
- During the announcement, Lebanon’s Prime Minister Hassan Diab said "The disaster is the result of chronic corruption. The corruption network is bigger than the state."
- Leaders from 15 countries pledged $298m collectively for Lebanon in the virtual summit hosted by France’s PM Emmanuel Macron and the U.N.