Beirut: How an investigation into the port explosion is rattling Lebanon’s elite, stirring memories of civil war

Snipers shot people from rooftops. Masked gunmen fired back with rocket-propelled grenades and B7 rockets. Terrified schoolchildren took cover in corridors. And to top it all off, the violence was all playing out along the capital’s former “Green Line,” a major battle front that divided Beirut’s Christian east from the predominantly Muslim west during the 15-year civil war that ended in 1990. It was enough to send shivers down the spine of a people still reeling from collective traumas both fresh — such as last summer’s Beirut port blast — and old. The wounds of the civil war continue to…

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Microsoft’s Jacky Wright had to leave the UK to become its most influential Black person

Wright, who topped the Powerlist 2022 ranking from Powerful Media, told CNN Business that her career may not have taken off in the United Kingdom because there are fewer opportunities and a lack of Black women role models at the top of the corporate ladder. The Microsoft (MSFT) executive was ranked ahead of Manchester United footballer and child poverty campaigner Marcus Rashford, Netflix (NFLX) vice president Anne Mensah and Oscar-winning actor Daniel Kaluuya in the annual list of Britain’s most influential Black people, which is sponsored by companies including PwC, Facebook (FB) and Mastercard (MA). Wright was born in London,…


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