Fire erupts in Zaha Hadid-designed shopping centre in Beirut Sep 16, 2020 0 454 12345 DPABeirut A fire broke out on Tuesday at a department store under construction in central Beirut, just metres from where a devastating explosion ripped through the Lebanese capital’s port on August 4.Firefighters managed to extinguish the fire at the building designed by the late Iraqi-born architect Zaha Hadid, a civil defence volunteer said.The cause of the fire was not immediately known. Local residents said the heavy smoke caused panic, as this is the third fire in the area within a week.On Thursday, a huge fire broke out in one of the warehouses inside Beirut port, causing panic among residents still traumatized by the August blast, which was set off by a small fire.The explosion was triggered by a fire in a warehouse storing 2,700 tons of ammonium nitrate. More than 190 people were killed and some 6,000 wounded in the blast, which left around 300,000 people homeless. The exact circumstances of the blast are still under investigation. Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES ‘No peace’ in Middle East without end to Israel occupation: Abbas Sep 16, 2020 0 1095 UN adopts change in structure for Libya mission Sep 16, 2020 0 314 UN laments Yemen fighting, calls on Arab donors to pay up Sep 16, 2020 0 335 Pro-Palestinian activists protest Israel accords AFP Washington Dozens of pro-Palestinian demonstrators gathered in front of the White House on Tuesday to protest the signing of historic accords between Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. “This is a .. Three Western targets in Iraq attacked in 24 hours AFP Baghdad Three separate attacks in 24 hours have targeted Western diplomatic or military installations in Iraq, security and diplomatic sources said Tuesday, hinting at a new escalation between authorities and ..