Three hundred thousand people are struggling to access clean water and sanitation.
Rumours have spread easily, thanks to Lebanon's historical distrust of the government and longstanding regional conflicts.
Prime Minister Hassan Diab just announced his government's resignation, amid fury over Beirut explosion.
Citizens in Beirut are removing debris, rescuing trapped victims, and counting the corpses while they wait for a government response.
'Hang Up the Nooses': Anger Grows in Lebanon Over Revelations Officials Ignored Chemical Stockpile Warnings
The Lebanese government is accused of failing to heed six warnings to act on the the 2,750 ton stash of ammonium nitrate.
“It's wildly irresponsible for a president to stand at the [White House] podium and spitball about an international incident like this," one former national security official said.
“It's not a nuke. Not even a small one.”
The source of the blast was a major fire at a fireworks warehouse near the port, according to Lebanon’s state-run National News Agency.
If there's one thing you watch today, make it Bassam Tariq's heart-wrenching, four-minute 'Wa'ad.'
Sharon Van Etten, Beirut, and Kevin Morby Will Play a Two-Night NYC Benefit for Planned Parenthood and the ACLU
The Williamsburg shows will donate all proceeds to organizations “whose important work will only become more vital in the years to come.”
The nightlife scene has become a powerful lobby of liberal young Lebanese born after the country's devastating civil war.
This morning, the Orlando nightclub shooter was on the FBI's radar, LA police have stopped a man headed to Pride with a car full of weapons, South Korea stops a North Korean cyber attack, and more.