The earliest evidence of civilization in Lebanon dates back more than seven thousand years, predating recorded history. Lebanon was the home of the Canaanites/Phoenicians and their kingdom, a maritime culture that flourished for over a thousand years (c. 1550–539 BC). In 64 BC, the region came under the rule of the Roman Empire, and eventually became one of the Empire's leading centers of Christianity. In the Mount Lebanon range a monastic tradition known as the Maronite Church was established. As the ArabMuslims conquered the region, the Maronites held onto their religion and identity. However, a new religious group, the Druze, established themselves in Mount Lebanon as well, generating a religious divide that has lasted for centuries. During the Crusades, the Maronites re-established contact with the Roman Catholic Church and asserted their communion with Rome. The ties they established with the Latins have influenced the region into the modern era.
Lebanon is a mural size painting by Nabil Kanso depicting the Lebanese Civil War in a scene invoking the spirit and character of the people in the midst of horror and violence gripping the country. Amid the scene of chaos and devastation, two central figures reach across toward each other symbolically to represent the appeal for unity in defiance of the forces of division, destruction, and terror.
Painted in oil on linen and completed in 1983, the painting Lebanon measures 28 feet (8.5 meters) long by 10 feet (3meters) tall. Its composition delineates three sections. At the center, two leaping female figures reach toward each other, almost touching. They are within grasp of a tiny pearl of white green light at the center of the canvas. In the foreground plane forming the base of the two converging figures, an appealing mother carrying a child appears bursting out from a torched pyramidal structure serving to balance and heighten the overall impact of the central scene.
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group attacked several Israeli army posts along the two countries' border and Israel shelled a village in southern Lebanon on Friday, killing two Lebanese citizens, officials said ... The woman's death raised to at least 15 the number of civilians killed by Israeli strikes in Lebanon over the past eight weeks.
"During my last week's trip to Beirut, I heard resistance leaders saying that the resistance's response would be regret-inducing and harsher than before in the event of the Israeli regime's resumption of its attacks ," Amir-Abdollahian said ... Israeli warplanes restarted nonstop airstrikes on Gaza as an extended week-long ceasefire expired on Friday.
Lebanon's Hezbollah said on Friday it was vigilant and ready as a resumption of fighting between its Palestinian ally Hamas and Israel fuelled concern that clashes across the Lebanese-Israeli border could also restart ... A border wall is pictured in the town of Marwahin, near the border with Israel, in southern Lebanon.(Reuters).
Border skirmishes resumed Friday after a weeklong truce in Gaza brought a temporary halt to the daily exchanges of rockets, artillery shelling and airstrikes between Hezbollah and Israel in south Lebanon... The calm in the past week was interrupted by occasional Israeli violations and a constant buzz of Israeli surveillance drones.
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group attacked several Israeli army posts along the two countries' border and Israel shelled a village in southern Lebanon on Friday, killing two civilians, officials said ... Their deaths raise to at least 16 the number of civilians killed by Israeli strikes in Lebanon over the past eight weeks.
Cross-border clashes between Hezbollah and Israel resumed on the Lebanese border on Friday, with at least two dead in southern Lebanon, including a Hezbollah fighter and his mother ...The fighter's mother is the first civilian casualty since fighting along the border of Lebanon and Israel resumed following the collapse of the truce in Gaza.
A Lebanon man will be sentenced this week for molesting a girl whose mother he befriended. A Boone County jury found Clinton McGuire, 33, guilty this week of child molesting by a person who is at least 21 years old, a level 1 felony, and molesting a victim younger than 14, a level 4 felony.
Tourists are abandoning the Middle East region due to the conflict between Israel and Hamas, putting at risk nations like Jordan, Lebanon and Egypt, whose economies depend heavily upon international tourism.� ... San Francisco is scrambling to remove barriers to new housing development, but a red flag has forced a one-week pause.
Hezbollah mourned the death of one of its fighters killed by the Israeli army on Friday, the first death for the Lebanon-based resistance group since the resumption of fighting following the end of a week-long humanitarian pause earlier this morning.
Cocalico and Wyomissing are the only Lancaster-LebanonLeague teams still standing after 13 weeks of high school football. Both the Eagles and the Spartans will play state semifinal games Friday at 7 p.m ... .
24 ended after a week and multiple extensions, despite international pressure for the truce to continue as long as possible. Weeks of Israeli bombardment and a ground campaign have left more than three-quarters of Gaza's 2.3 million residents uprooted, leading to a humanitarian crisis.