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.
David Hale has urged Lebanon’s leaders to form a government and help stabilise the crippled economy ... This is Hale's second visit to Lebanon since an enormous explosion at Beirut's port on August 4 killed more than 200 people, laid waste to much of the capital and forced the cabinet of outgoing premier Hassan Diab to resign.
The truth is, when it comes to toxic chemicals, Lebanon’s been a disaster for decades – from the dumping of European waste to the country’s own prolific polluters to the daily offal of everyday citizens. ... local waste management issues. .
Oregon residents can testify about the state's upcoming two-year budget during online hearings that begin this week ...The state budget is usually among the last set of bills passed during the odd-numbered year session ... The other hearings are..CD2 ... Softstar KicksOff Zero-Waste Packaging on Earth Day. This article originally ran on lebanon-express.com.
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Lebanon’s finance ministry said the central bank agreed ... The audit, which hit a roadblock last year, is a key condition for foreign aid that Lebanon badly needs as it grapples with a financial collapse rooted in decades of waste and graft.
Lebanon's caretaker Finance MinisterGhazi Wazni said Friday that the country would run out of money to fund basic imports by the end of May ... The cost of wasting time is very high ... Wazni’s announcement came after Lebanon's Parliament on Monday approved a $200 million loan to pay for fuel for the country's electricity company.
BEIRUT – Lebanon will run out of money to fund basic imports by the end of May and delays in launching a plan to reduce subsidies are costing $500 million a month, the caretaker finance minister, Ghazi Wazni, said. As Lebanon’s economy ... The cost of wasting time is very high.
Lindsey McCurdy missed her freshman year of college softball when the COVID pandemic shut down spring sports at Lebanon Valley. The WestPerry grad has wasted no time making up for that lost season. On March 15, McCurdy, an exercise ... .
Authorities will need to deal cautiously with "dangerous chemical material" that has been stored in southern Lebanon for decades, caretaker Prime MinisterHassan Diab said on Friday ... Lebanon announces six-month extension of general mobilisation period. Lebanon declared 'hunger hotspot' by humanitarian organisations.