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at the American University in Beirut. Fenyvesi, Charles (December 30, 1991 January 6, 1992). "Washington whispers". ''US News & World Report'' through ''LexisNexis Academic'', p. 34. Retrieved on November 30, 2006. '''a.''' Jennings' debut program led with coverage of Korean Air Lines Flight 007. It also featured

stories on the resignation of Israeli Prime Minister Menahem Begin, violent clashes in Lebanon, labor unions, and tennis' US Open (1983 US Open (tennis)). Jennings, Peter (Anchor) (September 5, 1983). ''World News Tonight with Peter Jennings''. ABC News. Summary available online through the Vanderbilt Television News Archive. Later, in the 1960s, migrants came from Yugoslavia, Turkey and Lebanon. These inflows rapidly transformed the city's demographic profile and many aspects of its life. This new growth required new spending on infrastructure such as roads, schools and hospitals, which had been neglected during the long decades of recession and low growth between 1890 and 1940. Henry Bolte, Premier from 1955 to 1972, was responsible for much of this rapid development of infrastructure. Under Bolte, some of the old inner-city slums were bulldozed and the dislocated tenants were housed in high-rise blocks of state-owned apartments. Marketing overtures were made elsewhere, particularly in Mexico, Argentina, Lebanon, Thailand, Czechoslovakia, and Romania, often fronted by British politicians. In reminiscences some of these figures have claimed that BOAC staff actively sabotaged VC10 marketing by leaking (news leak) confidential documents relating to the type's fuel consumption.

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) was a Lebanese (Lebanon) statesman who served his country for many years as a legislator (National Assembly of Lebanon) and cabinet minister (Cabinet (politics)). He led the Lebanese National Bloc, an influential political party (List of political parties in Lebanon). The son of former President (List of Presidents of Lebanon) Émile Eddé, Raymond Eddé was himself a candidate for the presidency in 1958, and was proposed for the post on numerous subsequent occasions. He is remembered for having held consistent views, which he refused to compromise for the sake of political gain. His supporters called him ''"Lebanon's Conscience."'' He was a strong nationalist, who opposed the French Mandate (French Mandate of Lebanon), and later, Syrian, Israeli, and Palestinian (Palestinian Authority) military intervention in Lebanon. 300px thumb right St. Elijah's Housing at 341 Lyon (Image:St Elijah's Housing.JPG) '''St. Elijah's Housing''' is a former church in Ottawa that is today housing (house). The site at Lyon and Maclaren in the northwest of Centretown was originally home to a Pentecostal (pentecostalism) congregation. In 1929 it was purchased by Antiochian Orthodox (Antiochian Orthodox Church) Lebanese (Lebanon) immigrants (Immigration to Canada) who established the St. Elijah Antiochian Orthodox Church (St. Elias Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral). The original building was destroyed in a fire

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in chocolate cornflakes in milk and ''Bahibak Ad Eh'' (''I Love You So'') she plays role of a girl in love, to date all directed by Jad Choueiri and have caused controversy for their "vulgarity". In 2008 she starred in the movie Bidoun Rakaba (

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the state. (SF Chronicle) (Governor's statement (PDF)) * Gebran Tueni, a prominent Lebanese (Lebanon) anti-Syrian (Syria) member of parliament and managing editor of the leading liberal An-Nahar newspaper, has been killed in a car bomb attack (terrorism) in Beirut. He had spent months in Paris because of security

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news title Noble Energy: Good chance of large gas find off Cyprus url http: www.neurope.eu article noble-energy-good-chance-large-gas-find-cyprus accessdate 7 September 2011 newspaper New Europe (newspaper) date 20 February 2011 quote Turkey responded by saying the agreement was 'null and void' because it fails to recognize the rights and jurisdiction of Turkish Cypriots on the divided island. threatened to mobilize its naval forces in the event that Cyprus would proceed with plans to begin drilling at Block 12.


Coyotepec into a pottery-making family. He was named after Charlemagne by his grandmother, who was an admirer of the king. From a young age, he showed talent in fashioning figures in clay. When he was grown, he attended the Fine Arts Workshop of Rufino Tamayo in Oaxaca city (Oaxaca, Oaxaca). He has become the first potter sculptor in the medium, winning his first recognition in 1985 for his work. His fame increased with his development of human skulls made of barro negro in the years that followed. Each piece Carlomagno makes is unique in some way, but certain themes such as oral histories, indigenous legends, certain Christian themes and death, called "our grandmother." In Mexico, he has exhibited his work in dozens of expositions and has won three national level awards. His work has also been featured in five published books. Martinez’s work has also been exhibited in countries such as the United States, Colombia, Argentina, Lebanon, Germany, Spain and Japan, with one of his latest exhibits in New York in 2008. In that same year, he created a mural in barro negro at the Baseball Academy in San Bartolo Coyotepec sponsored by the Alfredo Harp Helú Foundation. Geographic range The Blunt-nosed viper can be found in these places, Algeria, Tunisia, Cyprus, Turkey, Syria, Jordan, Israel, Lebanon, Iraq, Iran, Russian Caucasia (Caucasus), Armenia, Georgia (Georgia (country)), Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhistan, Tadzikhistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Kashmir, India. Levant blunt-nosed viper Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, north Jordan, Caucasus (incl. Armenia), Azerbaijan, Dagestan, Iran, southern Afghanistan, Pakistan (Kashmir), and north India - * Ayatollah Ali Khamenei - The Supreme Leader of Iran and officially the Spiritual Leader of Hezbollah. * Ayatollah Fadlallah - The only Grand Ayatollah in Lebanon. Often thought to be the spiritual leader of Hezbollah, a claim that Fadlallah and Hezbollah deny. * Hasan Nasrallah, the current Secretary-General of Hezbollah. More specifically it is found in Iraq, Syria,

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was arrested, but later by the Palestinian Authority, for his criticism of the PA and of Yasser Arafat, the last time in mid-1999. When Rantissi returned to his public position as "right hand" to Yassin, he remained one of the main opponents to any cease-fire and cessation of attacks inside Israel. During talks among the Hamas

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ian, Irish, Indian, Pakistani (Pakistani people) and Bangladeshi (British Bangladeshi) communities have a strong association with the area. During a Mediterranean cruise that began in August 1982, ''Shreveport'' spent four months off the coast of Beirut, Lebanon. As a result of this operation, she received the Navy Unit Commendation and the Navy Expeditionary Medal. In July 1984, she broke the world record for transiting the Suez Canal.


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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.

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