Beirut blast probe suspended again as judge issues arrest warrant

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Reuters

By Laila Bassam and Maha El Dahan BEIRUT (Reuters) -A probe into the catastrophic Beirut port explosion was suspended on Tuesday for the second time in less than three weeks after two politicians wanted for questioning filed a new complaint against the lead investigator, Judge Tarek Bitar. The investigation has been facing obstacles since Bitar sought to question some of the most powerful people in Lebanon on suspicion they were aware of the stored chemicals involved in the blast but had done nothing to avert the disaster. Bitar has been under enormous pressure from groups that have accused hi…

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