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.
Joseph al-Hajj, 80, took legal action after lawmakers caused widespread outrage in Lebanon last week by getting vaccinated before their turn ... Joseph al-Hajj, 80, took legal action after lawmakers caused widespread outrage in Lebanon last week by getting vaccinated before their ...
This week, protestors took to the streets across Lebanon, blocking roads and burning tires as the acute depreciation of the Lebanese pound continued, reaching another historic low. Ever since the end of the civil war (1995-1990), Lebanon has known little stability, let alone prosperity ... The situation in Lebanon is ripe with uncertainty.
Lebanon is in the midst of three mega-crises ...The Government of Lebanon (GOL) with the support of the World Bank (WB) and other partners has lunch a national COVID-19 vaccine campaign, seeking to vaccinate 80 percent of the total population by the end of 2022 ... Develop and update the monitoring tools based on the TPM ToR and Lebanon NVDP.
LittleLaveen came to Abu Dhabi a few weeks ago for her treatment after she lost control of her neck muscles and most of her body ... To date, only two children have received the treatment with four others are scheduled for the coming weeks.
REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun/FilePhotoIsrael has not yet responded to a suspected Iranian oil spill on its shores in February ... For the past two weeks, tons of crude oil have washed ashore on Israel and Lebanon's beaches destroying wildlife and causing ecological damage that could take years to restore, according to environmental experts ... ....
Lebanese customs said they seized "a large amount of Captagon pills, professionally hidden inside the spare parts of bulldozers meant for Saudi Arabia" last week. Lebanon has, for decades, struggled ... The seizure took place last week, but was only made public on Wednesday.
Work to replace an overpass bridge in LebanonCounty will begin next week, PennDOT announced Wednesday ... Work is expected to be completed by November 19, 2021. Read more on PennLive. ... Note to readers ... .
Before the latest hit, the Lebanese pound had briefly stabilised at 8,000-8,500 to the greenback in recent weeks ... Before the latest hit, the pound had briefly stabilised at 8,000-8,500 to the greenback in recent weeks ... "Meanwhile #Lebanon's Lira collapses further - political deadlock continues and no policies to stem the collapse!" she said.
Last week, 35 protesters in Lebanon were charged with terrorism offences, which carry a maximum penalty of death ... Last week’s charges reveal the judicial favouritism that operates in Lebanon today, heavily influenced by political favours, leading to a group of people who might ...
During epidemiological week 8, the Region reported an increase of 14% in cases when compared to the previous week (207 371 cases compared to 181 922 cases) ...Somalia, Jordan and occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) reported a relative increase in COVID-19 activity in week 8 ... Activities this week included..