Sahar Fares’s fiancé, Gilbert Karaan, waves a handkerchief over Fares’s coffin at her funeral on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2020. The New York Times

A promising life is cut short in Lebanon

Fares, a 24-year-old paramedic, was planning her wedding — instead, her family held her funeral after she died in the explosion that tore through Beirut.