More aid for Beirut
AUSTRALIA has pledged an additional $3 million in support for Lebanon in the wake of the Beirut blast.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Sunday night attended a virtual conference of 30 countries and world leaders, including US President Donald Trump.
Mr Morrison announced Australia would boost its aid contribution from $2 million to $5 million.
He said Australia had longstanding ties to the country through its large Lebanese-Australian community. The money will be delivered through international partners including the Red Cross and UNICEF.