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.
Customers will be banned from Lebanon’s restaurants, beaches and hotels from next week unless they prove they are either immunised or free of the coronavirus, the TourismMinistry said ... Dr Firass Abiad, who runs Lebanon’s largest public hospital, said last week on Twitter that “summer vacation in Lebanon is over.
At ground zero of Lebanon’s apocalypse a stench of dead rats seeps from hulking piles of rotting grain ...Last week, Lebanon named the country’s richest man, Nijab Mikati, a two-time prime minister and resident of its poorest city, Tripoli, as its designated leader and tasked him with forming a government.
Few weeks ago, the World Bank said in a report that Lebanon’s economic collapse ranks among the world’s “worst financial crises since the 1850.” The report, titled appropriately ‘Lebanon Sinking’, said the country’s will shrink by 10 per cent in 2021 and concluded that there was “no clear turning point in the horizon.”.
On July 23, UNICEF announced that Lebanon’s water system is on the verge of collapse. They estimate that water pumping will gradually decrease and potentially even cease over the next four to six weeks ... The threat to Lebanon’s water system is a result of various shortages in fuel, funding and essential supplies, including chlorine and spare parts.
Lebanon’s vaccination drive has been slow with only around 18% of the population fully vaccinated. A top hospital director warned last week Lebanon’s deepening economic crisis has piled pressure on hospitals, leaving them ill-equipped to face any new wave of the pandemic.
Turkey’s 60-year-old temperature record had been broken the previous week when Cizre, a town in the south-east, registered 49.1C ... The heatwave in southern Europe is expected to linger well into next week with some forecasts suggesting it could be among the most severe on record ... Further east, a large fire broke out on Thursday in Lebanon.
More than 70 wildfires have broken out this week in provinces on Turkey’s Aegean and Mediterranean coasts as ...Fires also burned large swathes of pine forest in the mountainous north of Lebanon this week, killing at least one firefighter and forcing some residents to flee.
As Lebanon experiences a severe shortage of medication, many Lebanese expats going home for summer vacation are packing their suitcases full of medicine for their families and friends ... “Anyone travelling from Paris to Lebanon please contact me. This suitcase has to arrive in Lebanon today, for a person who was in an accident and is in hospital now.
Beirut, Lebanon – The European Union said it has adopted a legal framework to impose sanctions on Lebanese officials and entities engaged in corruption, the obstruction of government formation, and the stalling of economic and accountability reforms. Lebanon has been without a ...
Located about halfway between Lebanon and Mt ... On a recent Saturday, Emmanuel and ChristinaBerger of Lebanon brought in their youngsters, Nehemiah and Eden ... We have some families that come in twice a week ... We buy a hundred pounds almost every week ... He works in the store 60-80 hours a week.