Lebanon information minister quits in first govt resignation over blast

Publish: 8:14 PM, August 9, 2020 | Update: 8:14:PM, August 9, 2020

BEIRUT,– Lebanon’s information minister Manal Abdel Samad on Sunday quit in the first government resignation since a deadly port blast killed more than 150 people and destroyed swathes of Beirut.

“After the enormous Beirut catastrophe, I announce my resignation from government,” she said in a statement carried by local media, apologising to the Lebanese public for failing them.