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  Beirut - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
As of August, 2006, Beirut and Lebanon are engaged in a conflict with Israel to the south.
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 religiously 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 having a significant presence.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Beirut   (1606 words)

 AllRefer.com - Beirut, Lebanon (Lebanese Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
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.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/B/Beirut.html   (630 words)

 Financial @ Lebanon.com
In addition and with the region on the threshold of peace, Lebanon must be prepared for all the implications of the impending era, including economic liberalization which will no doubt act to support the internal economy.
Sehnawi noted that the Beirut stock exchange may not be able, at the beginning, to abide by international stock exchanges regulations.
The establishment of a free zone in Beirut port is under consideration.
www.lebanon.com /financial/stocks/index.htm   (1167 words)

 Lebanon, Lebanese, Maronites, Beirut - The Peace Encyclopedia
Lebanon was divided between a pro-Arab, mostly Islamic camp, which supported the Palestinians, and a Lebanese nationalist, Christian inspired camp, opposed to the dilution of the country's historic identity.
Lebanon continues to labor under the burden of Syrian occupation of its national territory resulting in control of its political and economic life and continued conflict in southern Lebanon.
We therefore, assume that Beirut and Damascus are endorsing the massacre of the Christians in south Lebanon by Hizbollah.
www.yahoodi.com /peace/lebanon.html   (6179 words)

 1983 Beirut barracks bombing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
It is uncertain as to who is responsible for the bombing although several radical Shiite militant groups claimed responsibility for the attacks, and one, the Free Islamic Revolutionary Movement, identified the two suicide bombers as Abu Mazen and Abu Sijaan.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1983_Beirut_barracks_bombing   (1077 words)

 Beirut, Lebanon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
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)

 Lebanon Voice Chat gallery beirut
Beirut, with its million-plus inhabitants, conveys a sense of life and energy that is immediately apparent.
Beirut survived a decade and a half of conflict and so has earned the right to call itself "the City that would not die." As if to demonstrate this resiliency, the Lebanese have launched a great rush of building activity, including the public service infrastructure.
Beirut International Airport, which serves the national carrier Middle East Airlines and numerous foreign airlines, will have an annual capacity of six million passengers by the start of the 21st century.
www.lebanonvoice.com /gallery/beirut.phtml   (1664 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.
almashriq.hiof.no /lebanon/900/910/919/beirut   (381 words)

 Beirut hotels in Lebanon
Beirut, now a thriving capital city, was not always so prominent.
The new Beirut, although modern, is traditional in spirit; skyscrapers have been kept to a minimum and a sea view has been retained whenever possible.
Beirut, mysterious and with no other true beauty than that of the soul, embraces the body more than it seduces reason.
www.beirut-hotel.com   (290 words)

 CBC News Indepth: Lebanon
From its independence to the start of the civil war in 1975, Lebanon was the wealthiest country in the region and was held up as an example of co-operation between different cultures and religions.
Tensions between Muslim and Maronite Christian groups in Lebanon boil over when shots are fired at a church and a bus full of Palestinians is ambushed in East Beirut.
Lebanon's Prime Minister Omar Karami and his cabinet resign, and Syria pulls the last of its troops from the country at the end of April.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/lebanon/index.html   (1227 words)

 Beirut, Lebanon
Beirut, the capital of the Lebanese Republic, has long been considered, by virtue of its strategic location, the crossroads between the three continents of Asia, Africa and Europe, and the gateway to the East.
Beirut retains to this day its role as a great cultural center with great impact on the Middle Eastern region.
It is a commercial, banking and financial center for the region as a whole, with about 85 Lebanese and foreign banks, countless import-export companies, arbitrage and triangular trade operations and free exchange market.
tyros.leb.net /beirut/index.html   (296 words)

 Lebanon Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The security situation in Lebanon remains very hazardous despite the end of the recent military action.
Lebanon packs a lot into its modest borders: ancient cities, ski resorts, impressive architecture and striking landscapes are just the start.
Then there's great food (reputedly the best in the region), and great nightlife (Beirut claims to be the party capital of the Middle East).
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/middle-east/lebanon   (181 words)

 Beirut hotels in Lebanon extras
Whether you come to Lebanon for business or tourism, honeymoon or a longer stay, you will be pleased to let a specialist take care of all your needs for your trip.
Because we specialise only on Lebanon, we offer you the best of Beirut and Lebanon at the best rates and terms: If you are price conscious and looking for a hotel, consider our best deals offers.
We have carefully selected them as being the best representation of what Beirut and Lebanon has to offer: From a boutique hotel with a view on the Mediterranean Sea to a location in the heart of the city or in the mountains, we have a large choice of accommodations to satisfy all your requests.
www.beirut-hotel.com /faq.html   (1022 words)

 Lebanon Baptist Church   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Lebanon's renown Mdeirij bridge (the highest in the Middle East) was severely damaged in air strikes early August, which rendered it unusable.
A small team representing Lebanon Baptist Church drove to the southern region of Lebanon to visit the believers there on 31 Aug. It was also an opportunity to get a first hand look at the wide scale destruction.
Lebanon Baptist Church tours the southern suburb of Beirut.
www.lebanonbaptistchurch.org   (110 words)

 BETA - Beirut for the Ethical Treatment of Animals | Animals @ Beirut.com
As for the South of Lebanon, BETA is waiting for a cease fire to be able to enter the south and rescue its animals that are in dire need of help.
The BETA team has risked their lives to help several primates, which were held prisoners inside the southern suburbs of Beirut.
Linda Nealon, who risked her life and came all the way to war-torn Lebanon in order to help the BETA team and the animals.
animals.beirut.com   (951 words)

 - Levon Travel - Lebanon, beirut, air, tour, cruise, travel, lebanon, beirut
In Beirut, the capital, we found ourselves returning again and again to the Corniche, a wide shoreline promenade.
It's Lebanon in miniature, full of charm and contradictions, and a good spot to watch the spectacle of Beirutis of all faiths, factions and ages strolling, jogging or skating by.
The country isn't that large, and day trips to historic coastal towns and lovely mountain villages are easily made from Beirut.
www.levontravel.com /NEW/COUNTRY/Lebanon/Lebanon_home.htm   (241 words)

 BeirutMap - Essential Tourist Guide to Beirut, Lebanon.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Beirut Map is available on this website as well as in print.
Beirut Map is a comprehensive and detailed map of the Greater city of Beirut.
It covers the formal boundaries of Beirut City and stretches into the surrounding areas, showing the Beirut International Airport all the way to The Joseph Khoury Marina in Dbayyeh.
www.beirutmap.com   (179 words)

 Beirut, Lebanon
Syria, which maintains 15,000 soldiers in Lebanon forced the legislature to amend the constitution to allow pro-Syrian President Emile Lahoud to serve a third term.
Syria denies responsibility and called the bombing a "horrendous atrocity" and expressed "deep sorrow." Shortly after the attack a group known as the Organization of Nasrat and Jihad in Bilad Sham claimed responsibility for the attack in a videotape aired on Al Jazeera.
They have identified a Palestinian living in Beirut named Ahmed Abu Adas as being responsible and say he was linked a group with ties to Al Qaeda.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/lebanon/beirut-pix.htm   (493 words)

 Pro-Syrian Lebanese PM reappointed - World News - MSNBC.com
BEIRUT, Lebanon - Lebanon’s president reappointed Omar Karami as the nation’s prime minister on Thursday, 10 days after the staunchly pro-Syrian Karami stepped down amid street protests and international pressure.
The pro-Syrian parliament members apparently were emboldened in their choice by a thundering protest in Beirut on Tuesday that showed loyalty to Syria, countering weeks of anti-government and anti-Syrian demonstrations.
According to a plan announced Monday, the 14,000 Syrian troops in Lebanon are to pull to the eastern Bekaa Valley, then to the border before both sides work out their removal from Lebanon.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/7023538   (639 words)

Until the recent war in Lebanon this church, built in 1767, was the oldest functioning church in Beirut.
Inaugurated in 1863, this church served the foreign community of the Latin rite in Beirut.
This church was built in 1867 by a group of Evangelical Anglo-American missionaries.
www.middleeast.com /beirut.htm   (1627 words)

 The Daily Star - Lebanon - The Middle East's Leading English Newspaper
Many descriptions have been used to describe Lebanon's myriad problems, the multiple causes from which they stem, and the witches' brew of internal and external factors that prevent solutions.
Lebanon, it is said, was designed to fail; its neighbors have vested interests in keeping it unstable; its links to regional divisions of every sort are too much for such a tiny country to handle.
Like thousands of villagers in Southern Lebanon who endured fierce bombardment during the Jewish state's devastating 34-day offensive after Hizbullah captured two of its soldiers on July 12.
www.dailystar.com.lb   (645 words)

 LCPS - Homepage
LCPS, headquartered in Beirut, is a non-partisan not for profit research center with a practical aim.
While LCPS focuses on Lebanon the center does work throughout the Middle East and North Africa region.
However, because of the breadth of work, LCPS often utilizes a network of experts in Lebanon and the Arab region.
www.lcps-lebanon.org   (258 words)

 Lebanon Maps - Perry-Castañeda Map Collection - UT Library Online
Lebanon (Shaded Relief) From Atlas of the Middle East 1993 (604k)
Lebanon - Land Use From Atlas of the Middle East 1993 (126k)
Lebanon - Population Density From Atlas of the Middle East 1993 (119k)
www.lib.utexas.edu /maps/lebanon.html   (248 words)

 Beirut, daily star beirut, pictures of beirut lebanon
Excerpts from the text of the Beirut Declaration issued at the closing of the Arab League summit.
Beirut, the capital of the Lebanese Republic, has long been considered, beirut.
Beirut retains to this day its role as a great cultural center with great impact.
www.overeating.net /beirut.html   (330 words)

 Beirut Stamp Initiatiave - Honoring the MultiNational Peacekeeping Force, Beirut Lebanon
Not a year has goes by, that all those servicemen who died in Beirut, and their love ones, do I not think about and pray for.
I was born in Beirut, Lebanon in 1982 and have lived in the US since 1983...
Major Bob Jordan (USMC, Ret.) is the founding president of the Beirut Veterans of America and a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Marine Corps League, the Vietnam Veterans of America and the U. Marine Corps Combat Correspondents Assn.
www.beirutstamp.com /index.html   (1091 words)

 CNN.com - Protesters burn consulate over cartoons - Feb 5, 2006
BEIRUT, Lebanon (CNN) -- Thousands of protesters packed the streets of Beirut on Sunday, some clashing with security forces and setting the Danish Consulate on fire in anger over cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed.
In Beirut, it took security forces several hours to quell the protests -- despite the fact that it was planned in advance and well publicized.
No staff members were hurt in Beirut or Damascus.
www.cnn.com /2006/WORLD/asiapcf/02/05/cartoon.protests/index.html   (1003 words)

 Downtown Beirut , Lebanon - Pictures, beirut Pictures, by Roni Abou Jaoude, pictures of downtown beirut, famous ...
The most populous city in Lebanon, Beirut, our capital and home to the first law school in the world, dating back to the Phoenician Era, Beirut is a tourist attraction to all visitors from around the world.
Beirut is basically hot and humid May-November, when temperatures can reach as high as 105 F/41 C but generally stay around 85-95 F/30-35 C. Winter months (December-April) are characterized by heavy rains and low temperatures, enough to necessitate a sweater and a jacket.
Its mix of peoples, religions and cultures gives the city a dynamic edge, and watching Beirutis go about their everyday business is an interesting form of sightseeing.
www.downtownbeirut.com   (712 words)

 Construction @ Lebanon.com - Beirut - Beirut International Airport
he economic plan for Lebanon until the year 2000 includes the rehabilitation and development of Beirut International Airport at a cost of $450 million so that it can receive six million visitors a year by the end of 1998.
The project is financed by Arab and international loans of which $100 million from the European Bank for Investment and $50 million from the Kuwaiti Fund for Arab Economic Development have already been made available.
Lebanon's Council for Development and Constructions expected to pursue negotiations with Arab and International circles for providing additional financing.
www.lebanon.com /construction/beirut/airport.htm   (911 words)

 Beirut Times is the official newspaper of the Arab Americans
Beirut Times is the official newspaper of the Arab Americans
Beirut Times newspaper It's the perfect gift for everyone, every time especially now.
The Beirut Times is a weekly bilingual, Arabic and English newspaper that began publishing in 1985.
www.beiruttimes.com   (440 words)

 ~ ~ The Beirut Documentary ~ The Human Side ~ ~
This documentary film will show the human side of the tragic events in Beirut, Lebanon from 1982-84.
It is not about the reasons or causes of the events in Beirut.
It will be about the spirit of the civilians, veterans, survivors, and the families of lost loved ones.
www.beirut-documentary.org   (113 words)

 Construction Industry Tools and Directory, Beirut, Lebanon: BuildBeirut.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
From Beirut, Lebanon, center of the Middle East, we promote the means for you to get the job done, efficiently.
Projects: Beirut - Lebanon: Tourist Resort in Enfeh, North Lebanon, a 350 million $ Project - Delivery Deadline: August 2005 - more...
Beirut, Lebanon: Construction Permits for the 1st Quarter of 2004 up by 32% compared to the 1st Quarter of 2003
www.buildbeirut.com   (316 words)

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