Lebanese parliament approves state of emergency in the country

According to a report by a foreign news agency, the Lebanese parliament imposed a two-week state of emergency in the wake of the Beirut bomb blast and transferred power to the army.

After the state of emergency is declared, the military will be authorized to arrest anyone on the basis of speech, assembly and security concerns, while the court system will be replaced by military courts.

According to the report, the state of emergency imposed to control the situation will continue till August 21.

The state of emergency has been approved in the wake of the bomb blast. The speaker of the Lebanese parliament has also accepted the resignations of eight members, with 119 members opposing the decision.

It should be noted that the number of people killed in the Beirut blast has reached 200, the number of people injured as a result of the blast has exceeded 6,000.

It should be noted that after the devastating   explosion in Beirut, public protests and political unrest have reached a peak in Lebanon and on August 10, Prime Minister Hassan Diab resigned along with his cabinet.

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