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.
DOHA – Lebanon’s caretaker Prime MinisterHassan Diab called for wealthy Qatar’s help during a visit to the Gulf country on Monday as his nation sinks deeper into economic ruin ... It is not clear if Qatar would provide assistance before Lebanon announces a permanent government.
She moved to Lebanon in 1986 after taking a part-time job at a barber shop. “I had my own beauty shop in Jamestown, and I was afraid I might not be able to make a good living in Lebanon,” she said. She worked two days a week cutting women’s and men’s hair at the barber shop and kept her shop in Jamestown open the rest of the week to pay the bills.
The world’s poorest countries are braced for major cuts in overseas funding when the British government announces its new aid budget this week. Some nations such as Lebanon, Sudan and Yemen, will experience cutbacks of more than three quarters to their current aid when the UK Foreign Office’s decisions are made public, likely on Thursday.
But the state’s inpatient beds were more full last week than they were the week the mask mandate went into effect, according to figures reported by the U.S ...New Hampshire’s ICU beds were also slightly more full last week, on average, than when the mask rule was first imposed.
Lebanon's caretaker Prime MinisterHassan Diab called for wealthy Qatar's help during a visit to the Gulf country on Monday as his nation sinks deeper into economic ruin. Lebanon's caretaker Prime Minister Hassan Diab called for wealthy Qatar's help during a visit to the Gulf country on Monday as his nation sinks deeper into economic ruin.
Entering this week, just about every Lancaster-LebanonLeague boys and girls lacrosse team has reached the midpoint of their regular season league schedule. With that said, it’s time to take a quick look at what we’ve learned to this point, ... .
Coming into last week, the Hempfield team had split its first four Section 2-6A games and was 2-4 overall ...Buzzard hopes the Spartans’ play from last week becomes “more regular.” ... Hempfield pitchers shined last week, allowing eight runs in the three victories ... “Our pitching was great (last) week,” Buzzard said ... Lebanon.
Tensions between two of Lebanon’s highest profile judges have escalated to a bitter public row ...Senior US official dangles sanctions threat over Lebanon's failure to form a Cabinet ... But this week, Ms Aoun publicly defied Lebanon's top judge after he removed her on Thursday from investigating “important financial crimes”.
BEIRUT – Lebanon’s PresidentMichel Aoun Thursday demanded Israel halt all exploration in an offshore gas field on its southern border, as part of an ongoing dispute over their shared sea frontier ... Lebanon’s outgoing public works minister this week signed a draft decree cementing Lebanon’s demand for the larger area.
The plan chimes with worries in Lebanon that people will have to rely on political factions for food and security, in the way many did in the militia days of the 1975-1990 civil war ... Photos on social media of shelves stacked with canned goods, reportedly from one of Hezbollah’s co-ops, spread across Lebanon last week.