Lebanon 9A

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  • 611 BCE


    Islam began with the preaching of Muhammad in 611 BC. in Mecca (now Saudi Arabia) after an episode, in which the archangel Gabriel appeared to them. Under the leadership of Muhammad and his successors, Islam spread rapidly. There is discrepancy between Muslims and non-Muslims as to whether it is spread by religious or military imposition, or by the conversion of peoples to Islam.
  • 301


    The early tradition of Christianity in Lebanon dates back to Saint Maron in the 4th century AC. Saint Maron adopted a life of ascetic seclusion on the banks of the Orontes River in the vicinity of Homs-Syria and founded a community of monks who began to preach the gospel in the surrounding area.
  • Zahle

    The city was burned down in 1777 and 1791 by Nadim Hobeika the Great. And on June 18, 1860 during the Lebanese conflict, it was completely destroyed and burned down. But it was rebuilt between 1865 and 1888. The construction of the railway in 1885 favored trade and the inland port between Beca and Syria. It was also the agricultural and commercial center between Beirut, Damascus, Mosul and Baghdad.
  • Independence

    In the face of international pressure of the Lebanese people, as well as the demand of numerous countries and released prisoners from Rashaya, the French released the government officials, and accepted the independence of Lebanon.
  • Beirut

    The city is one of the most diverse in the Middle East, divided between the different Christian and Muslim branches. Beirut was destroyed during the Lebanon Civil War and the 1982 Israeli invasion, and divided between West (Muslim) and East (Christian) Beirut.
  • Jean Nouvel’s “Landmark”

    Jean Nouvel’s “Landmark”
    We’ve all heard about this one when the plot on which it was built turned out to have Lebanon’s first Church. Naturally, everyone was outraged. Except this time, because it was a religious building, the outrage ended up putting the project on hold
  • Lebanese liquidity crisis

    Lebanese liquidity crisis
    The Lebanese liquidity crisis is an ongoing financial crisis affecting Lebanon, that became fully apparent in August 2019, and was further exacerbated by both the COVID-19 pandemic in Lebanon (which began in 2020) and the 2020 Beirut port explosion. The roots of the crisis run deep and the country experienced liquidity shortages in the years prior to 2019 but the full extent of the fragility of the economy were concealed by the financial engineering of the governor of the central bank.
  • Industrial Zone - Baalbek Beirut, Lebanon

    Industrial Zone - Baalbek Beirut, Lebanon
    The Project is part of the Ministry of Industry's ("MoI") vision for the industrial sector and the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation's ("UNIDO") Lebanon country Programme (2015 - 2018), which both call for the creation of environmental friendly, inclusive industrial zones and associated infrastructure upgrades. The Project is included in Lebanon's National Investment Plan.
  • Lebanon: Beirut violence fuels fears of return to civil war

    Lebanon: Beirut violence fuels fears of return to civil war
    One of many reasons why the clashes had such resonance was the location. The Christian suburb of Ain al-Remmaneh on the south-east edge of Beirut was where the civil war began in April 1975, after a series of incidents culminated in the shooting-up by Christian militiamen of a busload of Palestinians, killing more than 20.
    For the next 15 years, Ain al-Remmaneh was on the front line of a mutating civil war, confronting the adjacent, largely Shia Muslim suburb of Chiyah.