Beirut Explosion: As Rescuers Search for Explosion Survivors, Families Criticize the Effort

BEIRUT—Drenched with sweat under a scorching August sunshine, Mohamad Sheif paced back again and forth on Thursday afternoon in front of the blast-ruined metal entry gate to the port of Beirut, determined to get in and look for the rubble for his missing cousin.

“I will go and dig with my bare arms to obtain him,” reported Mr. Sheif, 56 several years aged. But a squad of camouflage-clad soldiers blocked him—and others seeking for misplaced liked ones—from signing up for the formal rescuers combing the twisted wreckage within. “No one is encouraging us,” he reported.

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Former Saudi Spymaster Sues Crown Prince, Alleging Murder Attempt

A former Saudi Arabian intelligence formal claims Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman dispatched a strike squad to Canada to assassinate him much less than two months just after Saudi operatives killed dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey, according to a civil suit filed Thursday in a U.S. court.

Saad al-Jabri, who was the U.S.’s closest counterterrorism call in the Arab entire world for 15 a long time, fled the kingdom in 2017—just months before his patron, Prince Mohammed’s predecessor as crown prince, was changed. Mr. Jabri is saying…

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