Beirut

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unique characteristic

) Treaty of Paris . thumb 180px Story teller at a coffeehouse (Image:Meddah story teller.png). The lifestyle of the Ottoman Empire was a mixture of western and eastern life. One unique characteristic of Ottoman life style was it was very fragmented. The millet concept generated this fragmentation and enabled many to coexist in a mosaic of cultures. The capital of the Ottoman Empire, Constantinople also had a unique culture, mainly because before Ottoman rule it had been the seat


stone representing

-2472%28198624%2F21%290%3A13%2F14%3C3%3ARTH%22TB%3E2.0.CO%3B2-R author Barbara Harlow title Return to Haifa: "Opening the Borders" in Palestinian Literature journal Social Text date Winter - Spring, 1986 pages 3–23 volume No. 13 14 Other major centers of Astarte's worship were Sidon, Tyre (Tyre (Lebanon)), and Byblos. Coins from Sidon portray a chariot in which a globe appears, presumably a stone representing Astarte. In Sidon, she shared a temple with Eshmun. Coins from Beirut show Poseidon, Astarte, and Eshmun worshipped together. In the Middle East, meanwhile, the specter of civil war (Lebanon Crisis of 1958) loomed in Lebanon following a Moslem uprising in Beirut in early May. The government of President Camille Chamoun appealed to Britain (UK) and the United States for aid. Although wary of becoming involved in what was essentially a domestic dispute, President Eisenhower authorized the positioning of a rapid reaction force in the region. On 14 July, following a left-wing coup in Iraq, Eisenhower authorized intervention in Lebanon in an attempt to contain the spread of unrest. Some 10,000 marines began landing in Lebanon on the following day. As part of the American response to this crisis, ''Benham'' hurriedly deployed to the Mediterranean, sailing for southern Europe from Newport on 14 July. Over the next four months, the warship served in the Mediterranean, the Red Sea, and the Persian Gulf, supporting American troops as they helped restore order in Lebanon. Originally he was known as Theodore ("gift of God"), not an exclusively Christian name. His family had not converted to Christianity, and he was introduced to the Christian religion only at the age of fourteen, after the death of his father. He had a brother Athenodorus, and on the advice of one of their tutors, the young men were eager to study law at the law-school of Berytus (Beirut), then one of the four or five famous schools in the Hellenic world. At this time, their brother-in-law was appointed ''assessor'' (legal counsel) to the Roman Governor of Palestine; the youths had therefore an occasion to act as an escort to their sister as far as Caesarea (Caesarea Palaestina) in Palestine. On arrival in that town they learned that the celebrated scholar Origen, head of the Catechetical School of Alexandria, resided there. Curiosity led them to hear and converse with the master, and his irresistible charm


local fashion

districts, and the city is home to a number of local fashion designers, some of whom like Elie Saab,Yara Farhat, Reem Acra, Zuhair Murad, Georges Chakra, Georges Hobeika, Jean Faris, Nicolas Jebran, Rabih Kayrouz and Abed Mahfouz have achieved international fame. Twin towns and sister cities Beirut is twinned (twin towns and sister cities) with: class "


legal training

. For an alternative reading of Procopius as an engineer, see Howard-Johnston, James. 'The Education and Expertise of Procopius', in ''Antiquité Tardive'' 10 (2002), 19-30. and became a ''rhetor'' (barrister or advocate). He evidently knew Latin, as was natural for a man with legal training. Procopius uses and translates a number of Latin words in the ''Wars of Justinan''. Börm suggests a possible acquaintance with Vergil


history size

in Lebanon by virtue of its history, size, power, and economy. Lebanon was part of Ottoman Syria until 1926. The presence of Syrian troops in Lebanon dates to 1976, when President Hafez Al-Assad intervened in the Lebanese civil war on behalf of Maronite Christians. Following the 1982 Israeli invasion of Lebanon, Syrian and Israeli forces clashed in eastern Lebanon. The late U.S. Ambassador Philip Habib negotiated a cease-fire in Lebanon and the subsequent evacuation of PLO fighters from West Beirut. However, Syrian opposition blocked implementation of the May 17, 1983 Lebanese-Israeli accord (May 17 Agreement) on the withdrawal of Israeli forces from Lebanon. Following the February 1984 withdrawal of the UN Multinational Force from Beirut and the departure of most of Israel's forces from southern Lebanon a year later, Syria launched an unsuccessful initiative to reconcile warring Lebanese factions and establish a permanent cease-fire. Syria actively participated in the March–September 1989 fighting between the Christian Lebanese Forces and Muslim forces allied with Syria. In 1989, Syria endorsed the Charter of National Reconciliation, or "Taif Accord", a comprehensive plan for ending the Lebanese conflict negotiated under the auspices of Saudi Arabia, Algeria, and Morocco. *1980 – Voters approve the present Constitution of Chile. *1982 – The international forces that were guaranteeing the safety of Palestinian refugees following Israel's 1982 Invasion of Lebanon leave Beirut. Five days later, several thousand refugees are massacred in the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps (Sabra and Shatila massacre). *1985 – Pete Rose breaks Ty Cobb's baseball record for most career hits with his 4,192nd hit *1982 – The National Football League players begin a 57-day strike. *1984 – A suicide bomber in a car attacks the U.S. embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, killing twenty-two people. *1990 – South Ossetia declares its independence from Georgia (Georgia (country)). '''Sidon''' or '''Saïda''' ('''


annual games

The Lebanese capital hosted the Mediterranean Games in 1959 (1959 Mediterranean Games), FIBA Asia Champions Cup in 1999 (1999 ABC Champions Cup), 2000 (2000 ABC Champions Cup), 2012 (2012 FIBA Asia Champions Cup), the AFC Asian Cup in 2000 (2000 AFC Asian Cup), and the FIBA Asia Cup in 2010 (2010 FIBA Asia Stanković Cup). Beirut was the host city for the 6th Annual Games (2009 Jeux de la Francophonie) of the Jeux de la Francophonie in 2009. Beirut also hosted the Pan Arab Games in 1957 (1957 Pan Arab Games), 1997 (1997 Pan Arab Games), and will do so again in 2015. Beirut, with Sidon and Tripoli, hosted the 2000 AFC Asian Cup. China Ready to Face Tough Task in Asian Cup Bidding, People's Daily Lebanese Football need to make their mark in Asia


current activities

. Current activities The bin Laden group is represented in most Saudi cities — Riyadh, Dammam — and in a number of capital cities in the region (Beirut, Cairo, Amman, Dubai). According to a synopsis by the PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) news program ''Frontline (Frontline (US TV series))'':


studies school

, and after much travelling, he began his career as an Orientalist at the School of Oriental Studies (School of Oriental and African Studies) at the Jesuit College in 1907. Born in Ghent, Belgium of Catholic Flemish (Flemish people) stock, Henri Lammens joined the Society of Jesus in Beirut at the age of fifteen, and settled permanently in Lebanon. During his first eight years there Lammens mastered the Arabic language, as well as Latin, and Greek language

Greek . His first work of scholarship was a dictionary of Arabic usage (1889). He edited ''al-Bashir'', the Jesuit newspaper of Beirut, and after much travelling, he began his career as an Orientalist at the School of Oriental Studies (School of Oriental and African Studies) at the Jesuit College in 1907. *'''September 5, 1973:''' Occupation of the Saudi (Saudi Arabia) embassy in Paris, in order to gain the release of Abu Daoud, then imprisoned in Jordan. *'''November 25


sports reporting

Championship publisher Chesscenter.com date accessdate 2011-12-03 * 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.


summer articles

to demonstrate alleged anti-Israel bias, this time in the form of an outright forgery (#Forgery or falsification) created by a biased local freelance photographer. The Dishonest Reporter 'Award' 2006 by HonestReporting

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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