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In an experiment conducted by the Lebanese Centre for Policy Studies, 70% of people agreed to sign a petition calling for the abolition of the system. The figure dropped ... And some voters question the wisdom of throwing out a system that, since the civil war, has kept the peace between religious groups.
They always remember the Sabra and Shatilla massacres in Lebanon following the Israeli invasion of Lebanon, but they do not even know what Hafez Assad did to Palestinian refugees in camps like Tal al-Zaatar with a Lebanese militia called Amal during the first half of Lebanese Civil War. They ...
"Rifi's reputation has suffered in the past year or so," says veteran journalist Nicholas Blanford, who has covered Lebanon for the Christian Science ... in France, Egypt, and the US, becoming head of military intelligence in the First Brigade of the Lebanese Army during the early stages of the Civil War. Lebanese generals take down
A military strike carried out by the U.S. in retaliation for the chemical weapons attacks in Syria would likely outrage most Lebanese, he adds, unless it is ... "They can't, the society is too divided, the hollowness of the state after the civil war and development of Hezbollah as a counter-authority, I think it's ...
This one goes by the name of the Lebanese civil war, a 15-year affair with complex and multifaceted causes, ranging from egregious socioeconomic injustice and a disproportionate distribution of political power and resources to increasingly self-fulfilling efforts to channel public discontent into ... Israel crimes

Between 1975 and 1990, the Lebanese capital bore the brunt of hostilities during a civil war that saw intense inner-city skirmishes and destructive artillery bombardment. But division implies more than ideology. In the context of full-blown urban warfare, the bifurcation of Beirut into east and west ...
Israel and Lebanon's Hezbollah last fought a war in 2006. Israeli and U.S. officials say Iran is helping the group build factories to manufacture precision-guided missiles or refit its longer-range missiles with precision guidance systems. The heavily armed Hezbollah joined the Syrian civil war in support of ...
In the late 1800s and early 1900s, as Civil War veterans aged and reflected on their service in the early 1860s, they erected monuments at leading .... About five hundred men took part in the battle and the companies were as follows: First regiment -- B company, of Philadelphia; C, of Lebanon; D and E, ...
The country has not fully recovered from the civil war of 1975-1990 or the military onslaught from Israel after its conflict with Hezbollah in 2006. ... Lebanon's foreign exchange reserves are regularly boosted by remittances from the Lebanese diaspora, which easily outnumbers the country's population of 4.5 ...
Lebanese officials will hope the results return positive, as tourism arrivals climb to levels last seen in 2010. Lebanon welcomed 1.85 million tourists in 2017, ... The airport, renovated in 1992 after the civil war, is designed to handle 6 million passengers annually. In 2017, it saw over 8 million, according to the ...
And now with ISIS driven out of Syria, Karlin fears that such regional arch-rivals (Iran and Israel) could clash in Syria: “The resulting tensions are likely to bring Israel to the brink of a regional war even bigger than the last one in 2006, when it invaded southern Lebanon.” Visiting Fellow Dror Michman and ...
As Iraq's own sectarian crisis has spiralled into warfare, and with millions of Iraqis living as refugees, the Syrian civil war has only a minor impact on Iraq's instability. Lebanon, another of Syria's neighbours, has been deeply affected by the Syrian crisis, but it, too, has experienced similar suffering of its own.
I've wondered why and although the food speaks for itself, I'm pretty sure it's because Lebanon has been ravaged by so many wars since modern Lebanon was founded -most recently the civil war of the 70s and 80s- that at least twice as many Lebanese live outside of Lebanon than within. Long on my list ...
Emily Nasrallah. Born: July 6th, 1931. Died: March 14th, 2018. Emily Nasrallah, a prizewinning Lebanese writer whose novels struggled with bigotry against women, the horrors of civil war and the vacuum left by fleeing refugees, died in Beirut on Tuesday. She was 86. “Lebanon and the Arab world lost an ...
Lebanese army soldiers ride on their military vehicles in Ras Baalbek, Lebanon, Aug. 28, 2017. ... Weakened by the Lebanese civil war (1975-1990), the Lebanese Armed Forces have been slowly increasing their capabilities since the withdrawal of the Syrian Arab Armed Forces in 2005. To do so, the ...
Her husband – who died seven years ago, leaving her to raise their young son – was born to a Lebanese mother and lived his whole life in Lebanon. ... For many years he was stateless before finally traveling to Damascus – in the midst of the civil war – to apply for Syrian nationality. But he says he doesn't ...

“In Lebanon the women rose up to fight for their rights – we didn't use to have any rights in politics or society,” she said last year. ... Philip and Emily had no intention to emigrate and chose to stay put when the Lebanese civil war kicked off in 1975, with their four children, Ramzi, Maha, Khalil and Mona who ...
“In Lebanon the women rose up to fight for their rights – we didn't use to have any rights in politics or society,” she said last year. ... Philip and Emily had no intention to emigrate and chose to stay put when the Lebanese civil war kicked off in 1975, with their four children, Ramzi, Maha, Khalil and Mona who ...
Under Lebanese law, 128 chairs are elected to sit for a four-year term. However, the country's 29-month-long presidential vacuum ending in October 2016, compounded with the Syrian civil war, has allowed current parliamentarians to extend their mandate twice. According to Karim Emile Bitar, research ...
Abouzeid started reporting on Syria in 2011 when the uprising against the Assad regime began. And she continued when the conflict turned into civil war. Civil war was part of her childhood. Abouzeid grew up in Australia, the daughter of Lebanese immigrants who left the country during Lebanon's civil war.
"I went there as part of the Lebanese Communist Party's women's delegation to support the peoples of Afrin against the Turkish occupation," said Nakhal. "We traveled to the north of Syria from the east, all over to the west of Syria. I lived through the 30-year-long Lebanese Civil War and it was very much ...
At the height of the Lebanese civil war in 1982, compounded by that year's Israeli invasion of the country, the conservative Newsweek magazine columnist George F. Will wrote that “Lebanon is the state of nature that Hobbes had in mind; everything against everything.” He said Lebanon had a National ...
The exhibition, on display March 9-11, takes place at a venue that has a symbolic meaning going back to the Lebanese civil war (1975-1990): Beit Beirut, or "the Yellow House," which is on the Green Line that divided the city during the war. Ali did not talk at all when he started at Beyond's art therapy ...
When the civil war broke out in Lebanon in 1975, teacher, director and story collector Najla Jraissaty Khoury founded a traveling theater company in the hopes of preserving oral folk tales of older generations. Performing on stage as well as in air raid shelters, refugee camps and isolated villages, Khoury ...
"Rozanna" is part of a new crop of Syrian-made dramas that, seven years into a civil war that's claimed hundreds of thousands of lives, are helping revive a .... One product of that effort is "Bidoon Qayd" (Without Document), a web series he launched with Lebanese writer Bassem Breish and Lebanese ...
The film follows Yasser, a Palestinian construction worker who becomes embroiled in conflict with Toni, a right-wing Lebanese Christian, over a ... Especially in Lebanon, those old wounds and memories from the civil war are still so painful for so many people, and I just wonder if one of your goals for the ...
BEIRUT, Lebanon — In the beginning there was just an insult, sparked by a trivial squabble in a street of a working-class neighborhood of Beirut. A surly-looking ... And the whole of Lebanese politics plays the sectarian chord. Here, a ... Lebanon's main fault lines have shifted since that civil war. The film ...
While Israel and Lebanon have never had good relations, things have threatened to explode into armed conflict as spillover from the Syrian Civil War. One major player in the conflict is Hezbollah, a Lebanese militant group that serves as a proxy for Iran, Israel's greatest enemy. Hezbollah is a paramilitary ...
Since the start of the Syrian civil war in 2011, Israel's northern borders with Lebanon and Syria have been fused into a single hostile realm in which it seems increasingly ... "From my point of view, the Lebanese army is not my enemy," said the Israeli officer, who was not authorized to be quoted by name.
Lebanese Commander General Joseph Aoun made the remarks during an inspection of Lebanon's Third Intervention Regiment in the Ras Beirut ... opposed to Israel and U.S. foreign policy has strained Lebanon's ties with the U.S. Lebanon underwent a devastating sectarian civil war from 1975 to 1990.
Funded with an $18m (£12.9m) grant from Lebanese and French authorities, Beit Beirut was envisioned by its architects as the first memorial of its kind: a museum, archive and visitor centre to commemorate the country's civil war. The renovation has merged the building's skeleton into a light-filled glass one ...
Funded with an $18m (£12.9m) grant from Lebanese and French authorities, Beit Beirut was envisioned by its architects as the first memorial of its kind: a museum, archive and visitor centre to commemorate the country's civil war. The renovation has merged the building's skeleton into a light-filled glass one ...
The downing of an Israeli F-16 last weekend brought back memories of the Lebanese civil war which pitched Soviet advisers embedded with the Syrian Arab Army's air defences against the Israeli Air Force and its proxy forces in Southern Lebanon. Indeed this was the first time the Israeli Air Force had lost ...
Forty-three years ago today, the Lebanese Civil War broke out. It destroyed Lebanon and left approximately 120,000 people dead. The ghost of the Civil War is still haunting Lebanon since 17,000 people are still missing. No one knows what happened to them and the government hasn't taken ... War
By Rabie Damaj. BEIRUT. Friends and relatives of people who went missing during Lebanon's civil war (1975-1991) are calling for a boycott of upcoming parliamentary polls unless candidates first pledge to adopt legislation aimed at finding their lost loved ones. Dozens of people staged a march in ... civil war
In 'Beirut,' Jon Hamm is a beleaguered U.S. diplomat drawn into the Lebanese civil war ... "Beirut," a tense, moodily stylish political thriller set in 1982 amid the chaos of Lebanon's civil war, stars Jon Hamm as a former U.S. diplomat who, 10 years after leaving the country in the wake of personal ...
... due to the belief among some Lebanese factions that Palestinian political movements were a catalyst in Lebanon's 15-year civil war. Only in 2005 was an official mechanism established to address conditions for Palestinians, via the government-run Lebanese-Palestinian Dialogue Committee (LPDC).
Emily Nasrallah, a prizewinning Lebanese writer whose novels struggled with bigotry against women, the horrors of civil war and the vacuum left by fleeing refugees, died on Tuesday in Beirut. She was 86. “Lebanon and the Arab world lost an icon of literature and Lebanese creativity, and a women's rights ...
Israeli soldiers (top left) and UNIFIL peacekeepers (top right) stand by while Lebanese supporters of Shiite Muslim movement Hezbollah attend a rally against President Donald Trump's ... This prompted an Israeli invasion in 1978, at the onset of a sectarian civil war in Lebanon that lasted from 1975 to 1990.
The army denies any collaboration with Hezbollah, whose military wing never disarmed after the end of the Lebanese civil war (1975-1990) and has been fighting alongside President Bashar al-Assad in Syria. These border disputes come among heightened regional tensions between Israel and Iran in ...
A masked Phalange gunman plays the piano, his assault rifle momentarily set aside, in a bar at the Holiday Inn in Beirut, Lebanon, November 3, 1975. The Holiday Inn was occupied by Phalangists battling leftist Muslim fighters during Beirut's “Hotel War,” a subconflict of the Lebanese Civil War.
Nemr's family fled Lebanon's civil war in the 1980s when he was a toddler, trading their home near Beirut for one in Del Mar, a San Diego suburb. There, he discovered comedy, memorizing routines from comics like Dana Carvey. “I'd tell everybody when I grew up, I was going to be either a Ninja Turtle or a ...
His friend, Mustafa Khattib, disagrees. “It has to stay. The Lebanese need to see this every day, because they need to remember what they did.” During Lebanon's 15-year civil war, the building commanded a crossroads known then as the “intersection of death”. The Christian militia that occupied the house ...
BEIRUT, Lebanon — On New Year's Eve, a Lebanese celebrity soothsayer predicted that Mohammed bin Salman, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, .... to prevent flare-ups in a diverse country with a weak central state and a history of sectarian violence, including a 15-year civil war that ended in 1990.
Observers see echoes of Lebanon's civil war, which also drew in foreigners and dragged on for 15 years. ... and supports the Kurds; Turkey, which has intervened to repel them; and Israel, which is alarmed by the prospect of Iran and its Lebanese ally, Hizbullah, implanting themselves in the Golan Heights.
The Syrian civil war has so far resulted in nearly half a million dead, six million internally displaced, and over five million refugees, an overwhelming percentage of ... It has brokered political agreements with other confessions in Lebanon, and analysts expect that the Lebanese parliamentary elections this ...
“We will continue our efforts at strengthening those institutions that bolster Lebanon's sovereignty and stability,” Goldstein told journalists. Shiite movement Hezbollah – the only faction to have retained its weapons after Lebanon's civil war – is a member of the Lebanese government of Prime Minister Saad ...
“We're moving from the Syrian Civil War to the Syrian War,” just as Lebanon's civil war morphed into an international contest over Lebanese territory in the 1970s and '80s, argued Andrew Tabler, a Syria-watcher at the Washington Institute. Previous international flare-ups in the conflict, such as Turkey's ...
The downing of an Israeli F-16 last weekend brought back memories of the Lebanese civil war which pitched Soviet advisers embedded with the Syrian Arab Army's air defences against the Israeli Air Force and its proxy forces in Southern Lebanon. Indeed this was the first time the Israeli Air Force had lost ...


 

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