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.
The confirmation of Najib Mikati as Lebanon’s third prime minister-designate in a year was no surprise in his homeland ... Paradoxically, Mikati’s prospects may also be strengthened by Lebanon’s accelerating decline. Beirut has no time to waste. Lebanon’s currency has lost 90 per cent ...
On-screen, Akl, who divides her time between Lebanon and New York, is already famed for starring in the TV seriesBeirut, ILove You, which she co-created and co-directed. She has also helmed a number of shorts, including the 2016 effort Submarine, which also set itself around Lebanon’s waste crisis.
The failures cast doubt on the assumption behind foreign suggestions around how to solve Lebanon’s multiple crises and receive foreign aid ... It relied on a host of failed politicians to fix what ails Lebanon – ending wasteful sectarian politics, ensuring government accountability and weeding out corruption.
Ely Dagher, a filmmaker from Lebanon, was at home in Beirut sifting through footage from his 28-day shoot when last year's blast at the port, on August 4, destroyed his apartment ... Dagher started writing the script for The Sea Ahead in 2015, the year Lebanon's waste crisis made international headlines and ignited demonstrations across the capital.
The severity of the economic and financial crisis in Lebanon is the result of “a lack of any policy action whatsoever by those who are responsible for taking policy action,” according to Kumar Jha, regional director of the Mashreq department at the World Bank Group... “The situation in Lebanon is purely self-inflicted; it is man-made.”.
BEIRUT, July 7 (Reuters) - The French ambassador has rebuked Lebanon's prime minister for saying the country is under siege and blamed years of "mismanagement and inaction" by Lebanese leaders for its economic collapse. The World Bank has called Lebanon's crisis one of the worst depressions of modern history.
Lebanon’s waste management system is the newest target in a trend of metal thefts that officials believe are being carried out by residents rendered desperate by the country’s unprecedented economic collapse ... For decades, Lebanon has been producing more waste than it could manage, ...
European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said Saturday that providing aid to Lebanon is conditional on carrying out economic reforms. "The crisis that Lebanon is going ... Borrell went on to warn that, "There is no time to waste.
Speaking after what he called a "frank exchange" with PresidentMichel Aoun, Josep Borrell said he was bringing a firm message that the country stood on the edge of financial collapse and politicians could not afford to waste more time ... "Lebanon needs an agreement with the IMF and there is no time to waste," he said.
BEIRUT, June 19 (Xinhua) -- The European Union's foreign policy chief Josep Borrell warned on Saturday that the EU could impose sanctions on the Lebanese politicians who stand behind the political stalemate in Lebanon, a statement by Lebanon's presidency reported ... Lebanon's crisis started in late 2019 amid shortage in U.S.
Speaking after what he called a “frank exchange” with PresidentMichel Aoun, Josep Borrell said he was bringing a firm message that the country stood on the edge of financial collapse and politicians could not afford to waste more time ... “Lebanon needs an agreement with the IMF and there is no time to waste,” he said.