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.
Although Lebanon has witnessed a series of intense conflicts in its recent past, it is fair to say that this recent calamity, along with a prolonged financial crisis and a non-existent government, has left a mark on the Lebanese unlike any other previous event.
Aoun made the remarks on Monday during his meeting here with John Desrocher, head of the US delegation mediating in the indirect border talks between Lebanon and Israel, reports Xinhua news agency. He urged Desrocher to push for fair and ...
Lebanon on Monday signalled its readiness to resume US-mediated negotiations with Israel's new government over disputed maritime borders ... The negotiations stopped after Lebanon expanded its claims ... Son of slain president urges action before Lebanon becomes ‘failed state’ ... But Lebanon has yet to engage in negotiations with Damascus.
Ghosn to Lebanon at the end of 2019 ... Zayek hasn’t been arrested and is believed to be in Lebanon ... His escape wasn’t noticed until he arrived in Lebanon, which doesn’t have an extradition treaty with Japan. He said he fled because couldn’t get a fair trial in Japan ... Ghosn in Lebanon in June 2019.
The scenic region of MountLebanon has long produced pine seed, a regional delicacy, but harvests have collapsed amid an exotic insect infestation experts say is accelerated by climate change ... In Lebanon, farmers started noticing a decline in output in 2012, but it took them three more years to detect the cause.
A week-long grilling of former Renault-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn in Lebanon by French investigators was the first "fair" treatment he received since his arrest in Japan, his lawyers said Friday."We ... .
Syria's decade-long civil war has caused millions of people to flee the country, with many settling in neighboring Lebanon...Lyons is lead author on a study that analyzes the economic situation for Syrian refugees in Lebanon ... Lebanon, a small country located along the western border of Syria, has received one of the largest influxes of refugees.
BEIRUT (AFP) - French investigators interrogated former Renault-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn on Monday in Lebanon, where he has sought refuge since a dramatic escape from Japan, a court source said ...Ghosn has long maintained that he would not have been given a fair trial in Japan.