Beirut explosion: judge questions security chiefs as third minister resigns | World news

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A Lebanese judge began questioning heads of the country’s security agencies about last week’s devastating explosion in Beirut, as another cabinet minister resigned in protest.Judge Ghassan El Khoury began by questioning Major General Tony Saliba, the head of state security, according to the state-run National News Agency. He didn’t give more details, but other generals should be questioned.

Justice Minister Marie-Claude Najm, who was sprayed with water and verbally assaulted last week on her way to a damaged area, resigned to the prime minister on Monday, the media agency said. hurry. She was the third cabinet minister to resign following the explosion.

A cabinet meeting is scheduled for Monday amid speculation the government could resign en masse. If a total of seven of the 20 ministers resigned, the cabinet would effectively become an interim government. At least nine parliamentarians have resigned.

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