Beirut blast kills Sunni ex-minister Mohamad Chatah
27 December 2013 Last updated at 09:33 GMT
A huge explosion in central Beirut has killed former Lebanese Finance Minister Mohamad Chatah.
He was an adviser to the former Prime Minister Saad Hariri, a Sunni Muslim. A car was seen in flames near government offices and the parliament.
The Syrian conflict has increased sectarian tensions in Lebanon.
Carine Torbey reports.