occupation . Lebanese public opinion is divided over the occupation, which some say brought a period of '' Pax Syriana ''. The US government has long called for a withdrawl (Syria Accountability and Lebanese Sovereignty Restoration Act). Seabhcán (User:Seabhcan) 11:41, 26 Apr 2005 (UTC) ** Which page has the updated material ? Please '''bold''' the link to the 'featured' page. Thanks. -- PFHLai (User:PFHLai) 22:31, 2005 Apr 26 (UTC) In summer 2011, he signed with Anibal Zahle in Lebanon and thus joined the strong Division 1 of the Lebanese Basketball League. Personal life Before appearing on television, Wright ran a community centre with his wife. Wright spent three months in Guyana as part of a Prince's Trust initiative called Operation Raleigh. He also had extensive travel experience in Egypt, India, Venezuela, Lebanon and Romania. '''Georgina Rizk''' (
. Lebanon's location at the crossroads of the Mediterranean Basin and the Arabian hinterland has dictated its rich history (History of Lebanon) and shaped a cultural identity (Culture of Lebanon) of religious (Demographics of Lebanon#Religious groups of Lebanon) and ethnic (Ethnic groups in Lebanon) diversity.
number of nuclear warheads aimed at Israel from Russian and Iran. Coalition troops are supplemented by numerous horses for the benefit of cavalry troops. * August 2006, spent three weeks in Beirut and the Bekaa Valley as part of CNN's team covering the Israeli invasion of Lebanon before returning to Iraq. * October 2007, covered the quadrennial Rugby World Cup for CNN Sports
, reporting from Marseilles and Paris. ALA-LC: ''Muḥāfaẓat Rīf Dimashq''; literally, "Governorate of the Countryside of Damascus") is one of the 14 governorates of Syria. It is situated in the southwestern part of the country. It borders the governorates of Quneitra (Quneitra Governorate), Daraa
– Kathryn Shaw, BA Dramatic Art, artistic director of Studio 58 in Vancouver, British Columbia. * 1971 – Ryan Crocker, BA English, current U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan and former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, Lebanon, Kuwait, Syria, and Pakistan. * 1971 – John Markoff, BA Sociology, ''New York Times'' journalist and co-author of ''Takedown (Kevin Mitnick)''. thumb left Close-up of the French formal garden (Image:CCTrieste Miramar the King Garden.jpg) Before 1856, the park area was bare, with only some shrubs and thorny bushes. Today, on the other hand, there is a group of different arboreous species that are, for the most part, of non-European origin or in any case, that are not native to the area. Within a period of ten years, cedars of Lebanon, North Africa and the Himalayas were planted, along with firs and spruces from Spain, cypresses from California and Mexico, various species of pine from Asia and America (Americas), to which some exotic specimens, such as the giant sequoia and the ginkgo biloba, were added. Miramare was conceived as a private garden and not as a park. In fact it doesn’t have a monumental entrance or a driveway up to the Castle. It was a garden of wonders, not intended for public use, even though the Archduke opened it to the public a few days per week. Watercourses, pools, twisting paths, trees placed according to natural models, some grassy areas, are typical of English gardens. The roughness of the ground favoured the irregular lay-out of the promontory, combining the artificial transformation with the natural environment. thumb Metrocable (Medellín) (Image:Torres_Metro_Cable(2)-Medellin.JPG) gondola lift system in Medellin, Colombia. First gondola lift used for mass transportation purposes. thumb The téléphérique in Jounieh (Image:3133 (8)jounieh.JPG), Lebanon takes passenger to the Our Lady of Lebanon shrine thumb Genting Skyway (Image:RIZAL CAM (56).JPG) in Genting Highlands, Malaysia. In other systems the cable is slowed down intermittently to allow passengers to disembark and embark the cabins at stations, and to allow people in the cars along the route to take photographs, such as Lebanon's Téléférique (Téléphérique (Jounieh)) which offers an exceptional view to the Mediterranean, the historical Jounieh Bay and the pine forest at the 80% slope which this gondola lift goes over. Such a system is called Pulse Cabin because usually more than one cabin are loaded at a time before the trip begins. Distribution Its precise natural distribution is uncertain due to extensive cultivation, but is thought to be in southern Asia, between Lebanon, Iran, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Nepal (called as Bayar), the Korean peninsula, and southern and central China, and also southeastern Europe though more likely introduced there. Rushforth, K. (1999). ''Trees of Britain and Europe''. Collins ISBN 0-00-220013-9. Zaiter was born in the Dominican Republic, of Lebanese (Lebanon) Maronite Christian ancestry. Early in her life she participated in church groups, and established her residence in Puerto Rico. Zaiter participated in the Puerto Rican production of Arriba la Gente. She soon started her television career formally by hosting the Puerto Rican version of Romper Room on WRIK-TV channel 7, then called ''Rikavisión''. Terry Hall and Mushtaq In 2003, Hall collaborated with Mushtaq of Fun-Da-Mental on the album ''The Hour of Two Lights'' which contains contributions from Blur's Damon Albarn, a twelve-year-old Lebanese (Lebanon) girl singer, a blind Algerian rapper, a Syrian flautist, Hebrew vocalists and a group of Polish (Poland) gypsies. Evidence for ancient astronauts is claimed to include the existence of ancient monuments and megalithic ruins such as the Giza pyramids of Egypt, Machu Picchu in Peru, or Baalbek in Lebanon, the Moai of Easter Island and Stonehenge of England. Christopher Penczak, Ascension Magick: Ritual, Myth & Healing for the New Aeon, 2007, p. 226 Supporters contend these stone structures could not have been built with the technical abilities and tools of the people of the time and further argue that many could not be duplicated even today. They suggest that the large size of the building stones, the precision with which they were laid, and the distances many were transported leaves the question open as to who constructed these sites. These contentions are categorically rejected by mainstream archeology. Some mainstream archeologists have participated in experiments to move large megaliths (List of megalithic sites#List of efforts to move and install stones). These experiments have succeeded in moving megaliths up to at least 40 tons,
area between Anatolia, Mesopotamia and Arabia. The Mediterranean coast of Lebanon, the Syrian Arab Republic and parts of Northern Israel are also known as Phoenicia, after the ancient kingdom. However, this term suffers from the same problems as Canaan and equivalents and so is generally now only used in a strict historical sense. **Gornja Radgona, Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (now Slovenia) *Beirut (since reunited) in Lebanon, during the Lebanese civil war
Francisco International Poetry Festival and had a surprising show with the influential musician Jonathan Richman. Some of Arad's poems where translated to Arabic and where published in Lebanon and Egypt. Amyr was born to a Lebanese (Lebanon) father and a Swedish (Sweden) mother. He moved to Paraty when he was two. Klink is a member of the Royal Geographic Society. He married Marina Bandeira in 1996 and has three daughters. ** Israel is considering new security measures which might result in right-wing (right-wing politics) Israeli opposed to the planned pullout from the Gaza Strip being detained. (BBC) * A car bomb explodes in central Beirut, Lebanon killing former Prime Minister (List of Prime Ministers of Lebanon) Rafiq Hariri and at least 22 others. Approximately 100 further people are injured in the attack. A little known group calling itself "Victory and Jihad in Greater Syria" claim responsibility. (CNN) (Reuters) (BBC) * In the Democratic Republic of Congo, six Moroccan (Morocco) UN (United Nations) peacekeepers (peacekeeping) are arrested for alleged sexual abuse of young girls. (Reuters SA) (News24) (BBC) * Yusuf Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens, receives substantial damages from two British (United Kingdom) newspapers, ''The Sun (The Sun (newspaper))'' and ''The Sunday Times (The Sunday Times (UK))'', which alleged that the United States was correct to ban him from the country. ''The Sun'' has published, and ''The Sunday Times'' will publish, acknowledgments that he is not, and never has been, involved in or supported terrorism, and that he abhors all such activities. They also highlight that Islam was recently presented with the Man for Peace award by a group of Nobel (Nobel Prize) Peace Prize laureates (Nobel Peace Prize). (BBC) * The United States recalls its ambassador to Syria, Margaret Scobey, in protest of alleged Syrian involvement in the assassination of former Lebanese (Lebanon) Prime Minister (List of Prime Ministers of Lebanon) Rafik Hariri. (Houston Chronicle) (AP) * At least 209 people die in a mining disaster in Fuxin City, in China's north-eastern Liaoning province (Administrative divisions of the People's Republic of China). During the first nine months of 2004, an average of 15 people died every day in China's mines. (BBC) * In a 13 hour operation, doctors in Egypt successfully remove the second head of a baby suffering from the rare disease craniopagus parasiticus. This is the second such operation to take place in a year. The previous operation, in the Dominican Republic, was not successful and resulted in death. (Reuters) * The UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan, is sending a team of experts to Lebanon to investigate the killing of the former prime minister, Rafik Hariri. (BBC) * Northern Bank robbery investigation: Born in Beirut, Lebanon to Armenian (Armenians) parents, Basmajian emigrated to Canada when he was seven years old. He was a founder of the Canadian Poetry Association, co-founder of Old Nun Publications (with Ted Plantos), and was a member of the Parliament Street Library poetry group.
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-elected after two years as a Liberal backbencher. The race was expected to be closer than 2004, which it was, as McGuinty faced a tough challenge from Conservative Allan Cutler. Cutler was the man who blew the whistle on the Liberal Sponsorship Scandal which saw millions of dollars of public funds transferred to Liberal friendly firms in Quebec during the Chrétien era. The margin of victory between the liberal and his conservative challenger was closer than in 2004, but McGuinty eventually came out on top. Cutler himself was painted as a hypocrite as he would not address the issue of his nomination. Accusations started that 2004 candidate Alan Riddell was given $50,000 not to stand for nomination in the race. Riddell was also pushed aside in an earlier nomination race that saw former MP Barry Turner (Barry Turner (politician)) acclaimed, but would later drop out, forcing a new race. Running for the NDP was the Lebanese (Lebanon)-born economist Henri Sader who faced a difficult challenge holding on to the votes that Monia Mazigh won in the previous election. Running again for Greens again was John Ford who failed to hold on to his votes, and running for the Progressive Canadian Party again was Brad Thomson who lost votes as well. Thomson had all but dropped out however, endorsing McGuinty. The Marijuana Party planned to run Tim Meehan, but he did not gain ballot access. right thumb 2008 election popular vote map by polling division (Image:os08.PNG) In opposition, McGuinty served as the Liberal Party's environment critic. He faced nominal opposition from three lesser-known candidates. The Conservative candidate was Elie Salibi, the director of international sales with Corel, who was born in Lebanon. The NDP candidate was Hijal De Sarkar, a Carleton University political science student of Bengali (Bengali people) descent. The Green candidate was Qais Ghanem, a doctor, born in Yemen. Former Libertarian Party leader Jean-Serge Brisson also ran, as well as Al Gullon, the Progressive Canadian candidate. Facing lower turnout in the riding itself, as well as nationwide, and a strong lack of enthusiasm for the Liberal leader Stéphane Dion, McGuinty was able to increase his vote total, and his lead over his closest opponent, from the 2006 election. McGuinty just barely missed the 50% mark, but was nonetheless re-elected handily in Ottawa South.
;not conducive to the public good." Choudary condemned the decision as "outrageous", demanded to know what Bakri had done to justify the ban, and claimed that ministers were inventing rules to ensure that Bakri could not return.
he can kill them again, drenched in blood and reeling with madness—found Mr. Abkarian almost unbearably intense". Since her student days, McNeill has had a strong interest in international issues. She was the Convener of the Cross Party Group on Palestine, and was a United Nations observer at the 2006 Palestinian Authority elections, later in 2006 she visited Lebanon in the aftermath of the war there, and continues to speak out, both in the Parliament
The earliest evidence (Archaeological evidence) of civilization in Lebanon dates back more than seven thousand years, predating recorded history. Lebanon was the home of the Phoenicians, a maritime culture that flourished for over a thousand years (c. (Circa) 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 Arab Muslims conquered the region, the Maronites held onto their religion and identity. However, a new religious group, the Druze (Druze in Lebanon), established themselves in Mount Lebanon as well, a religious divide that would last for centuries. During the Crusades, the Maronites re-established contact with the Roman Catholic Church (Roman Catholic) and asserted their communion with Rome. The ties they established with the Latins have influenced the region into the modern era.
The region eventually came under the rule of the Ottoman Empire from 1516 to 1918. Following the collapse of the Empire after World War I, the five provinces that constitute modern Lebanon were mandated to France (French Mandate of Lebanon). The French (France) expanded the borders of Mount Lebanon Governorate, which was mostly populated by Maronites and Druze, to include more Muslims. Lebanon gained independence in 1943, establishing a unique political system
Before the Lebanese Civil War (1975–1990), the country experienced a period of relative calm and renowned prosperity, driven by tourism, agriculture, commerce, and banking.