Lebanese judge charges PM Hassan Diab, former ministers over Beirut port explosion

Lebanon’s Prime Minister Hassan Diab speaks at the government palace in Beirut, Lebanon in this still picture taken from a video.

Lebanon’s investigating judge charged caretaker Prime Minister Hassan Diab and three former ministers with negligence over the Beirut port blast that killed 200 people and ravaged the capital in August, a judicial source and an official source said on Thursday.

The others are former finance minister Ali Hassan Khalil, as well as former public works ministers Ghazi Zeaiter and Youssef Finianos, the sources said.

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