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.
Lebanon’s health minister ...Hassan’s comments and pushback by other politicians added to anger in Lebanon, where decades of state waste and corruption have triggered a financial meltdown ... “You’re a liar and a hypocrite, and you shouldn’t stay in Lebanon,” Ferzli shouted on live TV.
why Lebanon is haunted by a rubbish problem ... Lebanon’s sectarian politics intensifies squabbling between municipalities over where to dump waste, said Ms Khalil ... “Our waste is religious,” agreed a high-level employee of the waste sector in Lebanon who spoke anonymously.
The World Bank threatened to suspend financing for Lebanon's COVID-19 vaccination drive in its second week after it emerged that some lawmakers would get their shots in parliament yesterday,�Reuters�reported.
§ Identify, evaluate and map the qualitative and quantitative characteristics of the solid waste in the 12 Palestine refugee camps in Lebanon, based on technical surveys/tests and field visits; Develop SW technical guidelines and standards for the Palestinian Camps compatible with the SW strategies and produced SWOP.
BEIRUT – The World Bank threatened to suspend financing for Lebanon’s COVID-19 vaccination drive in its second week after it emerged that some lawmakers would get their shots in parliament on Tuesday ... In its first operation funding the purchase of COVID-19 vaccines, the World Bank reallocated $34 million to help Lebanon start vaccinations.
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these student protesters are Lebanon’s future ... Preserving history was one of his missions, he used to say repeatedly, because Lebanon has so much history, and to him it was too precious to go to waste ... With Lokman Slim’s death, Lebanon lost a part of its memory.
The rights group urged Paris to halt arms exports to Lebanon until its military proved they abandoned the "excessive use of force" against people ...Back then the nation protested against the authorities' poor response to a waste crisis, caused by the closure of the Beirut and Mount Lebanon region waste dump in the city.
Amnesty International has condemned French sales of law enforcement weapons to Lebanon, saying they had played a ‘shameful’ role in suppressing peaceful protests ...Setbacks and subtle victories - One year of Lebanon protests.
Since October, Lebanon has been mired in a government-formation process that is going nowhere ... Lebanon's Michel Aoun has wasted his presidency ... where is Lebanon headed?. Lebanon's sectarian divides are deep, but most in the country want neutrality ... Michael Young is a Lebanon columnist for The National .