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, Lebanon – Lebanese military police have interrogated activist KarimSafieddine after he was accused of throwing rocks at soldiers during a student protest last December ... Safieddine said a security official called him last week asking what student groups he is involved with.
It’s been madness outside of petrol stations all across Lebanon for the past few weeks – a petrol shortage has resulted in tense, hours-long queues, in some cases, boiling into knife fights and gunfire ... اشكال كبير تخلله اطلاق نار بسبب #ازمة_البنزين #محطة_الضناوي#لبنان #lebanon24 pic.twitter.com/1K3sjYA7k9— Lebanon 24 (@Lebanon24) June 1, 2021.
Lebanon seized millions of Captagon pills on Friday that were about to be smuggled to Saudi Arabia, Interior Minister Mohamed Fehmi said. This is the second seizure in a week of drug shipments bound for the kingdom. “I ask all countries to trust Lebanon as they did before ... Lebanon arrests two suspected of smuggling Captagon into Saudi Arabia.
Below, we give two troubling international examples, from Lebanon and Pakistan, in which allegations of bribery have been raised involving the Turkish company ... Lebanon ... As the controversy over Karpowership SA's local bid unfurled in recent weeks, the Turkish group was also making headlines in Lebanon.
The index rose 1.95 percent from a week earlier ...A man counts US dollar banknotes at a currency exchange shop in Beirut, Lebanon, on Friday last week ... In Taipei on Friday, the New Taiwan dollar declined against the US dollar, losing NT$0.045 to close at NT$27.810, down 0.65 percent for the week.
COVID-19 cases and deaths have both increased this week following two weeks of steady decline. Caseloads started in the high 100s this week and then grew to more than 300 on Tuesday’s report from the Oregon Health Authority...Riverview School in Lebanon was added back to the list of schools with active cases after being removed just last week.
A worker holds a bottle of beer inside a beer factory in Mazraat Yachouh, Lebanon June 11, 2021 ... ‘trapped’ in Lebanon’s banks ... Long queues for fuel recently led to clashes in north Lebanon, while pharmacies went on a two-day strike last week as medicines ran out.
dollar-denominated deposits 'trapped' in Lebanon's banks ... The willingness to take the financial hit reflects despair over Lebanon's path out of ... Long queues for fuel recently led to clashes in north Lebanon, while pharmacies went on a two-day strike last week as medicines ran out.
BEIRUT -- Hospitals in Lebanon warned last week they may be forced to suspend kidney dialysis next week due to severe shortages in supplies, the latest in Lebanon's accelerating crises and collapsing health sector ... Hospitals in Lebanon warned on Thursday that they may be forced to ...
It is thought that the fuel was likely stored in several cans being used to stockpile petrol which has recently become a hot commodity in Lebanon, due to shortages ...Petrol stations across Lebanon have been running on low supply for weeks as the central bank struggles to meet subsidy needs.
Lebanon’s currency hit a new low against the dollar on the black market Monday ... The last time the pound hit a low of 15,000 in March protesters took to the streets across Lebanon for over a week, blocking roads by burning tires. Lebanon has been without a fully-functioning ...
In Lebanon there is no future.”. The Lebanese pound hit a new low last week at 15,150 per dollar, which is roughly ten times less than it was worth before the country’s economic collapse in 2019 ... Read More. Son of slain president urges action before Lebanon becomes ‘failed state’. Lebanon fuel shortages spark long queues and fights at the pump ... .