Lebanon

Lebanon, officially known as the Lebanese Republic, is a country in Western Asia. It is bordered by Syria to the north and east and Israel to the south, while Cyprus is west across the Mediterranean Sea. Lebanon's location at the crossroads of the Mediterranean Basin and the Arabian hinterland facilitated its rich history and shaped a cultural identity of religious and ethnic diversity. At just 10,452 km², it is the smallest recognized sovereign state on the mainland Asian continent. The earliest evidence of civilization in Lebanon dates back more than seven thousand years, predating recorded history. Lebanon was the home of the Canaanites/Phoenicians and their kingdoms, a maritime culture that flourished for almost three thousand years. 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.

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Lebanon's Hariri Reemerges as PM Candidate as Khatib Withdraws

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Lebanon Appeals for Import Aid; France to Hold Meeting

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Lebanon Proposes 15-Fold Rise on Insured Deposits to Ease Crisis

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Lebanon Must Form Credible Government to Win International Support: ISG

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Diplomats to Lebanon: Expect No Aid Before Government Formed

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Bottom Line: West Lebanon Kmart the one blue light still shining in northern New England

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US citizen jailed in Lebanon as country deals with crisis

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Lebanon mired deeper in crisis after Safadi withdrawal - Reuters

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US Must Help Lebanon Become a Haven for Christians

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Protesters blast US official near US Embassy in Lebanon

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Lebanon sinks deeper in crisis after Safadi withdrawal

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Parallel national day rallies by Lebanon protesters, leaders

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Lebanon protesters celebrate 'real' independence day

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Lebanon sinks deeper in crisis after Safadi withdrawal - Reuters

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Lebanon's protests could mark a victory for women

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Lebanon’s outgoing PM blasts president’s party over delays

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With dollars running low in Lebanon, ATMs are spitting back bank cards, and locals are panicking

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Lebanon anti-graft protesters march for nature too

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Lebanon mired deeper in crisis after Safadi withdrawal

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Lebanon is a sinking ship, parliament speaker warns - Reuters

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Fear, turmoil in Lebanon as its financial crisis worsens

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Lebanon Financial Crisis Fuels Upheaval; Upheaval Fuels Financial Crisis

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Timeline: Lebanon's ordeal - Economic and political crises since civil war - Reuters

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Lebanon to Trial Gasoline Tender Amid Supply, Price Concerns

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Lebanon’s Tyler back from the ‘darkness’

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Why Lebanon Protesters Target Religion-Based Politics

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Protesters say 'real independence' close as Lebanon turns 76

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Lebanon holds down Redhawks' Quiet in shutout semifinal win

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Lebanon is a sinking ship, parliament speaker warns

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Lebanon's Standoff Worsens With Parliament Paralyzed by Protests

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Lebanon’s PM Candidate Safadi Withdraws His Name

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Besieged by protesters, Lebanon assembly postpones session

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Lebanon’s Protests Divide Hezbollah. Will It Strike Back?

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Lebanon slips deeper into crisis after Safadi withdrawal

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Lebanon's Banks Set Limits They Won't Call Capital Controls

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Lebanon's protesters shut parliament by blocking lawmakers

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North Lebanon Township 2020 budget gets initial approval from board of supervisors

The North Lebanon Township Board of Supervisors gave preliminary approval to a $4,472,832 budget for...

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Lebanon Parliament to Discuss Graft Laws Demanded by Protesters

Lebanon’s parliament will discuss critical reforms next week, including draft anti-corruption laws...

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Lebanon Downgraded by Moody’s Amid Bond Meltdown

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Lebanon's central bank chief tries to calm fears over bank system

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Lebanon central bank says to protect pound stability

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Lebanon leaders try to buy time to address protests

Lebanon's embattled leaders tried to buy time Monday, dodging mounting public pressure over the country's unprecedented economic and political crises....

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Lebanon banks discuss staff strike call, say they will protect employees

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Lebanon Offers Banks Dollars as ‘Haircut’ on Deposits Ruled Out

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Lebanon's Central Bank tries to calm nerves amid crisis

The governor of Lebanon’s Central Bank sought to calm nerves on Monday amid a worsening economic and...

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Lebanon central bank says bank deposits are safe, banks to review curbs

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