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  BETA - Beirut for the Ethical Treatment of Animals | Animals @ Beirut.com
BETA - Beirut for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
Not many people believed in us, but we have won; Tree Afghani dogs are starting to enjoy their lives in a peaceful country!
it was in May 2007 when I got a mail written from BETA (Beirut for the ethical treatment of animals) from Lebanon.
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  Beirut
Beirut, with its million-plus inhabitants, conveys a sense of life and energy that is immediately apparent.
Beirut remained in Crusader hands until 1291 when it was conquered by the Mamlukes.
Beirut's Golf Club is open to foreign visitors who can use the 9-hole course, swimming pool, squash and tennis courts for a moderate fee.
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  Beirut - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Beirut is the commercial center of the region and was sometimes called "the Paris of the Middle East" because of its cosmopolitan atmosphere prior to the Lebanese Civil War.
Beirut is one of the most diverse cities of the Middle East, with Christians (Maronites, Greek Orthodox, Greek Catholics, Armenian Orthodox, Armenian Catholics, Roman Catholics, Syriacs, Copts, Methodists, Protestants), Muslims (Sunni and Shi'ite), and Druze all have a significant presence.
Beirut was torn apart during the Lebanese Civil War and was divided between the Muslim West Beirut and the Christian East.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Beirut   (1985 words)

  
 HighBeam Encyclopedia - Beirut   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Beirut was prominent under the Seleucids but became more important under the Romans, when it was not only a commercial town—with a large trade in wine and linens—but also a colony with some territory.
Beirut was one of the centers of the revolt of Muhammad Ali of Egypt against the Ottoman Turks.
Beirut unexpected: once known as the Paris of the Middle East, this seaside city fell into chaos during Lebanon's prolonged civil war.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/B/Beirut.asp   (709 words)

  
 Beirut   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Beirut was torn during the Lebanese Civil War and was divided between the Muslim Beirut and the Christian East.
Beirut is the commercial banking and financial for the region with twenty-one universities including American University of Beirut Lebanese American University (originally the first college in the Middle East) Université de Saint-Joseph Hagazian University Lebanese University American University of Science and Technology and Beirut Arab.
For much of the Middle Ages Beirut was overshadowed by Acre as the largest Arab trading centre in the eighteenth century Beirut with the help of Damascus successfully broke Acre's monopoly on trade in a few years supplanted it as main trading centre in the region.
www.freeglossary.com /Beirut   (894 words)

  
 Beirut. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Beirut was prominent under the Seleucids but became more important under the Romans, when it was not only a commercial town—with a large trade in wine and linens—but also a colony with some territory.
Beirut was captured by the Arabs in 635.
Beirut was one of the centers of the revolt of Muhammad Ali of Egypt against the Ottoman Turks.
www.bartleby.com /65/be/Beirut.html   (559 words)

  
 Beirut, Lebanon  -  Travel Photos by Galen R. Frysinger, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Beirut is a cosmopolitan city, with a mixture of European and Arab influences, but it is also a city suffering from the blights of poverty and warfare.
Beirut was known as the most liberal of the Arab capitals, and it provided a safe haven in the Middle East for Arabs who wanted to experience Western cultures.
The residents of Beirut took pride in calling their town the "Paris of the Middle East." When violence erupted in 1975, much of the cultural life and economic activity in Beirut came to a rapid end.
www.galenfrysinger.com /beirut.htm   (1472 words)

  
 1983 Beirut barracks bombing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A mushroom cloud rises from the rubble of a U.S. barracks at Beirut International Airport after a suicide bomber drove a truck into its lobby and detonated it, collapsing the structure and killing 241 Marines.
The 1983 Beirut barracks bombing was a major incident during the Lebanese Civil War.
The October 23, 1983, blasts led to the withdrawal of the international peacekeeping force from Lebanon, where they had been stationed since the Israeli invasion in 1982, and it is considered one of the first instances of suicide bombing.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1983_Beirut_barracks_bombing   (898 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Beirut, Lebanon (Lebanese Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
Beirut is an important port and financial center with food processing industries.
Beirut was prominent under the Seleucids but became more important under the Romans, when it was not only a commercial town : with a large trade in wine and linens : but also a colony with some territory.
Beirut was divided into territories run by many separate, religious-based militias.
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 Beirut
Beirut has long been one of the most important commercial and financial centres of the Levant and Middle East.
Beirut is divided into three regions: East for the Christians, west for Sunnis and south for Shi'is and Palestinians.
Beirut is a mixture of Western and Arabic architecture, but is not very well organized: residential and commercial areas are interspersed, sometimes also with industrial activity.
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 Beirut, Lebanon   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Beirut, the capital of Lebanon, with its million-plus inhabitants, conveys a sense of life and energy that is immediately apparent.
Beirut entered the most glorious period of its ancient history when was occupied by Romans under the command of Emperor Pompey in 64 BC.
Beirut nowadays, remains the cultural and commercial center of Lebanon.
www.atlastours.net /lebanon/beirut.html   (246 words)

  
 Beirut Historical Sites, Lebanon Archeology Photos
Beirut, the capital of Lebanon, is one of the oldest settlements of man. Around 5000 years ago, it was a prosperous town on the Mediterranean coast of Phoenicia/ Canaan.
Beirut was also a glorious city during the Roman era where it got the names: Colonia, Julia, Augusta, Felix and Berythus.
Beirut was occupied by Palestinian guerrillas (1981-82) and the Israeli defense army (1982-83), and recently fell to the Syrian troops in 1990.
www.lgic.org /en/photos2_beirut.php   (260 words)

  
 Places in Lebanon - Beirut
Cosmopolitan Beirut, with its million plus inhabitants, conveys a sense of life and an energy that is immediately apparent.
An ancient city with a venerable past, 5,000 years ago Beirut was a prospering town on the Canaanite coast and 3,000 years ago it was entering the Phoenician age.
Beirut's port, the largest in eastern Mediterranean, is equipped to handle tens of freight and passenger vessels.
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 FOCUS on LEBANON - Beirut
Beirut also fell prey to conquerors from all parts of the ancient world.
The city's seven universities are graduating the movers and shakers of the next millennium and Beirut's multi-lingual media take full advantage of freedom of the press.
A good place to rest the muscular souvenirs in your calves is the area of Raouche, where Beirut's famous Pigeon Rocks stand tall and proud in the sparkling sea.
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 Beirut
Nevertheless, before the Lebanese civil war between 1976 and 1991 Beirut was the most sophisticated and cosmopolitan city in the Middle East, a regional capital of sorts with international banks, a vigorous and diverse press, a vibrant cultural and intellectual life, and the best universities in the Arab world.
Beirut is now a very pleasant place to visit and quite safe (that is if you ignore the driving, which is emphatically and without any exception the worst in the world).
Beirut still has deep scars, far deeper than can be detected by tourists with their "eyes wide shut." Large neighborhoods in south Beirut, particularly the Palestinian refugee camps, are definitely Third World in appearance and a far cry from West Beirut.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Beirut
In 450 Beirut obtained from Theodosius II the title of metropolis, with jurisdiction over six sees taken from Tyre; but in 451 the Council of Chalcedon restored these to Tyre, leaving, however, to Beirut its rank of metropolis (Mansi, VII, 85-98).
Beirut is the capital of a homonymous vilayet.
In Beirut are many Maronite and Greek Catholic monasteries of Baladites, Aleppines, and Salvatorians, who unaided would be unable to compete with the Protestant propaganda which has taken Beirut as a centre, whence it spreads over the whole of Syria.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/02392a.htm   (1587 words)

  
 Lebanon | Beirut - Capital City Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Moreover, Beirut, capital of Lebanon, is also an important money market and business meeting point for all the businessmen of the region.
Beirut is a melting pot of many cultures and shelters an incredible variety of languages, nationalities and religions.
In restaurants, coffee-rooms, pubs and clubs, Beirut’s nights are bewitching: with soft or crazy music, the ochre streets are wonderfully lit, and party all night.
www.travel-to-lebanon.com /english/tourism/attractions/beirut   (317 words)

  
 Beirut travel guide - Wikitravel
Beirut is the capital city of Lebanon with a population of approximately 2.1 million people in its metropolitan area.
Beirut thrived as a major commercial and tourist center of the Middle East until religious tensions between the Christian and Muslim communities sparked tensions leading to civil war in 1975.
Downtown Beirut is a network of cafes, restaurants, higher-end fashion outlets, and the crown of Beirut's 'resurrection' (though many criticize the downtown for being rather sterile and/or soul-less, with little character).
wikitravel.org /en/Beirut   (1161 words)

  
 Beirut - Archaeology
archaeological excavations in the souks area of downtown beirut 1994-5, d.
virtually from the time of its founding, the physical fabric of the city of beirut underwent waves of destruction, demolition and decay, punctuated by the devastation of souks at the heart the old city by the ottomans in 1915.
again, beirut is undergoing comprehensive reconstruction in the area of the old city.
almashriq.hiof.no /lebanon/900/930/930.1/beirut/reconstruction/index.html   (696 words)

  
 Tourism: Beirut
Its name first appeared in cuneiform as early as the 14th century B.C. In the first century B.C., it became a Roman colony, only to be destroyed later by a triple catastrophe of earthquake, tidal wave and fire in 551A.D. Arab control then dominated until the Crusaders took over in 1110.
Beirut's commercial and cultural life has been mended.
A good place to rest is the area of Raouche, where Beirut's famous Pigeon Rocks stand tall and proud in the sparkling sea.
www.lebanonembassyus.org /tourism/beirut.html   (330 words)

  
 Beirut travel guide
Beirut was built on the largest rocky promontory of the coast the near center of the country.
It was only at the end of the 19th century, after 400 years of Ottoman rule, that Beirut began to develop and modernize.
Modern Beirut, which has well over a million inhabitants, remains the cultural and commercial center of the country.
www.world66.com /asia/middleeast/lebanon/beirut   (329 words)

  
 TCS Daily - Car Bombs Return to Beirut
BEIRUT -- Yesterday, after a quiet spell that lasted almost three months, the terrifying wave of car bomb assassinations against anti-Syrian journalists and political figures started up again in Lebanon.
East Beirut convulsed at the news of the assassination.
In Beirut, though, they are as likely as not to have been liberal writers.
www.tcsdaily.com /article.aspx?id=121305A   (1495 words)

  
 Lebanese Cities: Beirut
Beirut was built on the largest rocky promontory of the coast at the near center of the country.
It was only at the end of the 19th century, after 400 years of Ottoman rule, that Beirut began to develop and modernize.
Modern Beirut, which has well over a million inhabitants, remains the cultural and commercial center of the country.
www.ghazi.de /beiruen.html   (302 words)

  
 Beirut Routing Committee - Beirut Internet Relay Chat Network @ Beirut.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
For a period of 7 months the Beirut IRC Network was using the plain IRCu (the universial IRC deamon).
The Administrator of the Beirut Routing Committee is Dimitar Tnokovski, on IRC known as Mitko.
The Beirut Admin Committee is voting for every application which goes thru the Routing Committee.
chat.beirut.com /routing.php   (1144 words)

  
 US Marines Hit By Suicide Bomber In Beirut
The Marines have been in Beirut since the middle of last year on a peacekeeping mission which has been ever more fraught with danger in recent months.
The US Marine compound at Beirut International Airport was struck at about 6.20 this morning by a explosives-laden truck.
The Americans have been in Beirut since August of last year as part of the multi-national peace keeping effort, backed by large contributions from France, the United Kingdom and Italy.
www.dailypast.com /middle-east/us-marines-beirut.shtml   (867 words)

  
 Beirut - MSN Encarta
Beirut, capital and largest city of Lebanon, located on the Mediterranean Sea.
Situated on a peninsula that projects slightly westward into the...
Middle East: Beirut will be the Hanoi and Stalingrad…
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761563772/Beirut.html   (65 words)

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