A massive bomb has exploded in the Lebanese capital Beirut, killing at least five people, among them former Finance Minister Mohamad Chatah. He was a key supporter of anti-government rebels in Syria.
Lebanese authorities took scores of ambassadors to alleged Hezbollah weapons sites after Benjamin Netanyahu accused the militia of modifying missiles in Beirut. Lebanon's top diplomat slammed the claims as "pure lies."
Germany's foreign minister, Heiko Maas, has called on the United Nations to "stop beating around the bush" and start talks on reforming the Security Council. A push for change has been ongoing since the early 1990s.
Germany's state prosecutor has ordered the arrest of seven men charged with forming a far-right terror group known as Revolution Chemnitz. The men are accused of planning attacks on migrants in eastern Germany.
The exchange follows threats from Iran's Revolutionary Guards to avenge the assault on a military parade. Iran-US ties have worsened after President Donald Trump renewed sanctions on Tehran over its nuclear program.
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