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extensive work

; Beirut, Lebanon; Mombassa, Kenya; Cannes, France; and Karachi, Pakistan. In addition to operating with foreign naval units in the Mediterranean, Red Sea, Persian Gulf, and Indian Ocean, ''Greenwich Bay'' performed extensive work in the People-to-People program, particularly in carrying drugs and other medical (Medicine) supplies to Arab (Arab world) and African nations, and operated as an important tool of diplomacy in the region. In her Middle East duties, which were punctuated by local operations and exercises out of Norfolk, ''Greenwich Bay'' was visited by many dignitaries, including King Ibn Saud of Saudi Arabia, the Shah of Iran (Mohammad Reza Pahlavi), Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia, and the Shaikh of Kuwait. - 4. May 13, 1993 Beirut, Lebanon


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monumental natural

. The complete listings are found on each individual district page. Landmarks * '''Pigeon Rocks''' (Rawcheh District) A monumental natural arch jutting up from the Mediterranean. Great place to sit at one of the roadside cafes and watch the sun set. * '''Place de l'Etoile''' (Nejmeh Square)(Downtown (Beirut Downtown) District), originally built by the French in the early 20th century in the very center of the Downtown district, it suffered a lot of war damage during the war but recently has


genre world

album she appeared on the Arabic (Arabic language) talent show Studio El Fan in Beirut performing the traditional Lebanese folk song (Music of Lebanon) written by Elias Abou Azala ''Tayr El Yammameh'' which would be included on her first album ''Saken''. background solo_singer origin Beirut, Lebanon genre World (World Music), Arabic (Arabic Music) '''Maria Nalbandian''' (born August 1, 1985) is a Lebanese (Lebanon) Armenians in Lebanon Armenian


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Roed-Larsen said in a telephone interview Saturday from Beirut (w:Beirut) that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (w:Bashar al-Assad) made "a firm commitment" for a two-stage pull out of forces in Lebenon (w:Lebanon). Roed-Larson met with the leader at his Aleppo (w:Aleppo) home late last week for talks on Syrian intentions of following the UN Security Council (w:Un security council) Resolution 1559. Eleven residents of an apartment building in the Christian neighborhood of New Jdeideh, located in northern Beirut (w:Beirut), Lebanon (w:Lebanon), were injured by an explosion just after midnight local time. 180px right Explosion near Beirut kills two, injures three (Image:Lebanon flag large.png) Three people are dead and five are injured after an explosion tore through a shopping center near the port of Jounie, 20 kilometres north of Beirut (w:Beirut), Lebanon (w:Lebanon). The 45-pound bomb, which was placed under a stairwell, exploded around 1:30am local time (0330 UTC). thumb right right Lebonese President Emile Lahoud (Image:Lebanon.EmileLahoud.01.jpg) A late night car bomb explosion on Saturday in Beirut (w:Beirut) wounded 5 people and sparked a large fire in an industrial suburb east of the city. This marks the second car bombing inside a week's time in the Lebanon (w:Lebanon) capital’s anti-Syrian vicinities. A veteran Lebanese politician, George Hawi (w:George Hawi), was assassinated today in Beirut (w:Beirut). Hawi's death came as a grim punctuation mark to the final round of parliamentary elections in Lebanon, the first since Syrian occupation ended earlier this year. Hawi was formerly the secretary of the Lebanese Communist Party (w:Lebanese Communist Party). He had long been a Syrian ally, but recently became a critic of Syrian influence in the country. After catching a connecting flight in Amsterdam, he arrived in Kuwait City (w:Kuwait City) on December 13. He called his parents on the telephone and informed them of where he was and his intention to visit Iraq. This was the first time his parents learned of his plans. He then attempted to cross the Kuwait-Iraq border by taxi, but because of tight security for the upcoming elections he was unable to pass through, and spent a week in Beirut (w:Beirut), Lebanon (w:Lebanon), interviewing minority Christians. Then on December 25, he flew in to Baghdad (w:Baghdad) International Airport. Relatives picked him up from the airport and put him at a hotel known to frequently house American citizens.


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. Career Mayer began her journalistic career in Vermont, writing for two small weekly papers, ''The Weathersfield Weekly'' and ''The Black River Tribune'', then moving on to a daily paper, ''The Rutland Herald.'' She was a metropolitan reporter for the now-defunct ''Washington Star'', then joined ''The Wall Street Journal'' in 1982, where she worked for 12 years, during which time she was named the newspaper's first female White House correspondent (White House press corps), and subsequently senior writer and front page editor. Jane Mayer, Texas Book Festival She also served as a war correspondent and foreign correspondent for the ''Journal'', where she reported on bombing of the American barracks in Beirut, the Persian Gulf War (Gulf War), the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the last days of Communism in the former Soviet Union. She was nominated twice by the ''Journal'' for the Pulitzer Prize for feature-writing. Journalism Awards, The Journalism School, Columbia University After attending high school in Beirut, Lebanon, Bin Ladin studied economics at Göteborg University, Sweden, and business administration at USC (University of Southern California). On February 25, 2005, he was granted permission by the Swiss government to use the name bin Ladin to brand products for his business including a perfume for men and women dubbed "Yeslam," and a second one for women "Passion," and other goods such as handbags, accessories, and watches under the name "Yeslam." Shops opened in Geneva (1), in Jeddah (2), in Riyadh (1), in Mecca, in Damman (1) (Saudi Arabia) and in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia). He engaged Creators and chose the creations, but he is not Designer. He has a pilot's license, like his father, and owns a Learjet. When the Ottomans exiled Fakhreddine to Tuscany in 1613, he entered an alliance with the Medicis. Upon his return to Lebanon in 1618, he began modernizing Lebanon. He developed a silk industry, upgraded olive-oil production, and brought with him numerous Italian engineers who began the construction of mansions and civil building throughout the country.


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: www.npr.org about people bios nconan.html publisher National Public Radio year 2008 accessdate 2008-09-28 archiveurl http: www.npr.org people 2100380 neal-conan archivedate 2008-04-18 DATE OF BIRTH 1949 PLACE OF BIRTH Beirut, Lebanon DATE OF DEATH !--Commenting out remaining entries - no articles at this point: *The Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint George, Beirut Central District Centre Ville


arts field

performing arts field during the last decade. The Stage News He was born in Bansko. Trained as a machine engineer at the Naval Machinery School in Varna, which was later named after him. His first service was on the famous Drazki torpedo boat (Bulgarian torpedo boat Drazki). In April and May 1932 Vaptsarov visited Istanbul, Famagusta, Alexandria, Beirut, Port Said, and Haifa as a crew member of the Burgas vessel. He was born at Kinderhook, NY (Kinderhook (town), New York), and educated at Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), from which he graduated as M.D. in 1839. In 1840 he was sent to Lebanon by the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions as a medical missionary for the Dutch Reformed Church, and was stationed at Beirut, Abeih, Sidon, and Mount Tabor (Mount Tabor, Israel). He studied Arabic in Beirut under Butrus al-Bustani and Nasif al-Yaziji, both of whom later became famous Arab writers, and Yusuf al-Asir, with whom he would later collaborate in translating the Bible into Arabic. He married Julia Abbott, daughter of the former British consul-general in Beirut, in December 1842. In June 1843 they moved to 'Abeih, where he organized a secondary school for training evangelical ministers. Noting the scarcity of suitable teaching materials in Arabic, he proceeded to write Arabic textbooks on geography, navigation, natural history, and mathematics, which were long used in Syrian schools. He also studied theology and was ordained a minister by his fellow missionaries in 1846, shortly before the inauguaration of the Abeih Seminary. In 1849 he was abruptly transferred from 'Abeih to Sidon, where he was expected to open a new mission station, preach, and practice medicine. Upon returning to Beirut in 1857, he began to work on the Arabic Bible. After completing the translation in 1865, he went to New York to supervise its printing, also teaching Hebrew for two years at Union Theological Seminary and studying ophthalmology. Family Ca. 1890, Nakhchivanski married Sophia Taube (née Gerbel; 1864, St. Petersburg – 1941, Beirut), daughter of the Russian poet and translator Nikolai Gerbel. Together they had three children: Nicholas (died in 1912), Tatiana and Georges. After the October Revolution, the Nakhchivanskis emigrated. Their descendants lived (and some continue to live) in France, Lebanon, Egypt, and the United States. Life Ignatius was born Habib Hazim in 1921 in the village of Mhardeh near Hama in Syria. He is the son of a pious Arab Orthodox (Eastern Orthodox Church) family and from an early age was attracted to service within the Church. While studying in Beirut, Lebanon, for a literature degree, he entered the service of the local Orthodox diocese, first by becoming an acolyte, then a deacon. During his studies at the American University of Beirut, young Habib was influenced by his outstanding philosophy professor Charles Malik. Malik influenced his students tremendously on matters of philosophy and spirituality--many of whom (i.e. many of Hazim’s classmates) became ordained ministers and friars in various ecclesiastical orders under Malik’s influence. In 1945 he went to Paris where he graduated from the St. Sergius Orthodox Theological Institute. From his time in France onwards he has been moved not only by a desire to pass on the deposit of the faith, but also to take Orthodoxy out of its unhistorical ghetto by discovering in its Holy Tradition living answers to the problems of modern life. On his return to the Eastern Mediterranean, he founded the University of Balamand in Lebanon which he then served for many years as dean (Dean (religion)). As Dean he sought to provide the Patriarchate with responsible leaders who had received a good spiritual and intellectual training and who were witnesses to an awakened and deeply personal faith. http: www.stgeorgeofboston.org assets files sBio%5B1%5D(1).pdf In Italy, wealthy families often hire bodyguards to protect family members from the threat of kidnapping. A wealthy family that needs a bodyguard hires Creasy, a burned-out ex-CIA agent, to protect their daughter, Samantha "Sam" Balletto. Creasy has been broken down from all of the death and horror of combat he witnessed in the Vietnam War and in Beirut, Lebanon. Although Creasy is not interested in being a bodyguard, especially to a twelve year old youngster, he accepts the assignment because he has no better job offers. *Scott Glenn as John Creasy **Creasy, a man from northern California, is a former CIA agent who becomes a bodyguard. Lloyd Sachs of the ''Chicago Sun-Times'' said that the press materials indicated that Creasy became emotionally destroyed after a bomb killed children in Beirut, Lebanon. Sachs, Lloyd. "`Man on Fire' disintegrates on film." ''Chicago Sun-Times''. October 27, 1987. Page 43. Retrieved on March 27, 2012. According to Sachs, the film "film fails to make the scenario clear". **Creasy originally has long hair and wire-rimmed glasses. Bill Kaufman of ''Newsday (Newsday (New York))'' said that the "sullen and taciturn" Creasy appears "a bit shaggy" and "doesn't seem much like a tough guy." Kaufman, Bill. "Kidnaping, Suspense, Obsession." ''Newsday''. October 10, 1987. Part II, Start Page 19. Retrieved on April 3, 2012. John H. Richardson of the ''Los Angeles Daily News'' said that in the beginning of the film, Creasy is "a morbid guy" who has an appearance "like a thinner Chuck Norris, but he has these huge bags under his eyes and a twitch in his cheek, and he tends to stare off into the distance with the cosmic gloom of someone who has Seen the Darkness in the Human Soul." Richardson, John H. "'MAN ON FIRE' DOESN'T BURN WITH THE STUFF GREAT FILMS ARE MADE." ''Los Angeles Daily News''. Tuesday October 13, 1987. L18. Retrieved on April 2, 2012. Kaufman added that the actor, as Creasy, "is a bit reminiscent of Chuck Norris." Eleanor Ringel of the ''Atlanta Journal-Constitution'' said that the actor as Creasy, "with his scruffy beard and melancholy eyes," "calls to mind Max Von Sydow as Christ (Jesus Christ) in "The Greatest Story Ever Told." 14-0-0 (United States did not participate in voting) Blockade of Beirut by Israel - The Nahda is seen as connected to the cultural shock brought on by Napoleon's invasion of Egypt in 1798, and the reformist drive of subsequent rulers such as Muhammad Ali (Muhammad Ali of Egypt). The Egyptian nahda was articulated in purely Egyptian terms, and its participants were mostly Egyptians, and Cairo was undoubtedly the geographical center of the movement. But al-Nahda was also felt in neighboring Arab capitals, notably Beirut and Damascus. The shared language of Arabic-speaking nations ensured that the accomplishments of the movement could be quickly picked up by intellectuals in Arab countries.


remarkable contribution

, supplied a remarkable contribution to the forces of police for the control of the territory of the province of Bolzano Bozen (South Tyrol) (1967), in Sardinia ("Paris" 1992), in Sicily ("Vespri Siciliani"1992) and in Calabria (1994). Currently, it protects sensitive objects and places throughout the national territory ("Operazione Domino") since the tragedy of 11 September 2001. The army is also engaged in Missions abroad under the aegis of the UN, the NATO, and of Multinational forces, such as Beirut in Lebanon (1982), Namibia (1989), Albania (1991), Kurdistan (1991), Somalia (1992), Mozambique (1993), Bosnia (Bosnia and Herzegovina) (1995), East Timor and Kosovo (both in 1999), the Democratic Republic of the Congo (2001), Darfur (2003), Afghanistan (2002), Iraq (2003) and Lebanon again (2006) (in fact during the period between 1980 and 2009, Italy was the third major world contributor (after USA and UK) in peacekeeping missions). date 14 June - 21 August 1982 place Beirut, Lebanon casus Israel seeks to put an end to the PLO presence in Lebanon The '''Siege of Beirut''' took place in the summer of 1982, as part of the 1982 Lebanon War, which resulted from the breakdown of the cease-fire effected by the United Nations. The siege ended with the Palestinian Liberation Organization being forced out of Beirut and Lebanon. Historical Setting The PLO (Palestinian Liberation Organization) moved its primary base of operations to Beirut in the early 1970s, after an attempt (Black September in Jordan) on their part to overthrow the government of Jordan, and their subsequent expulsion. The presence of Palestinian forces was one of the main reasons that led to a Christian-Muslim conflict in Lebanon in 1975–1976 which ended with the occupation of Lebanon by peace-keeping forces from several Arab countries

Beirut

'''Beirut''' ( Պէյրութ ''Peyrut'' is in Western Armenian, spoken by Lebanese Armenians. In Eastern Armenian, the variation used in Armenia the city's name is Բեյրութ ''Beyrut''. ) is the capital and largest city of Lebanon. As there has been no recent population census, the exact population is unknown; but, in 2007, estimates ranged from slightly more than 1 million to slightly less than 2 million as part of Greater Beirut. Located on a peninsula at the midpoint of Lebanon's Mediterranean coast, Beirut is the country's largest and main seaport. The first mention of this metropolis is found in the ancient Egyptian Tell el Amarna (Amarna) letters (Amarna letters) dating from the 15th century BC (Before Christ). The city has been inhabited continuously since then. The Beirut River runs south to north on the eastern edge of the city.

Beirut is Lebanon's seat of government and plays a central role in the Lebanese economy, with many banks and corporations based in its Central District (Beirut Central District), Hamra Street, Rue Verdun and Ashrafieh. Following the destructive Lebanese Civil War, Beirut's cultural landscape underwent major reconstruction. Reconstruction of Beirut, Macalester College Lebanon's Reconstruction: A Work in Progress, VOA News Beirut: Between Memory And Desire, Worldview Identified and graded for accountancy, advertising, banking finance and law, Beirut is ranked as a Beta World City by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network.

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