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    Lebanon

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    Introduction Lebanon is characterized by cultural identity of ethnic and religious diversity owing to its location at the crossroad of Arabian hinterland and Mediterranean Basin (Choueiri, 2013). Following the country’s independence from France in the year 1943, the “confessionalism” political system was established allowing for power sharing between different religious communities located in the region. The capital city of Lebanon, Beirut, serves as a regional center for trade and finance. Since

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    Lebanon

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    had a strong hold on the ... ... middle of paper ... ...rn nations. An embassy was destroyed in a suicide bombing, killed 63. In the terror attacks, more than 370 people were killed. After more presidents and prime ministers were assassinated, Lebanon was left with a divided nation and no leaders, in the west, muslim, and in the east, Christian. Parliament met in order to sort out the conflict. The Ta’if Agreement started the end of the war. After the peace talks with Lebanon’s parliament and other

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    Lebanon

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    such as Lebanon, do not get to experience the wide range privileges we have grown accustomed to in America. Settled in the western party of Asia, Lebanon appears to be a quiet and calm country. But Lebanese citizens constantly debate and fight over their country’s status on controversial and different human rights, such as laws against the gays and their country’s women’s right, on a daily basis. Lebanon is a country very well known for its strict religious Muslims upbringing (Lebanon 2011). Because

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    Lebanon

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    Lebanon Lebanon, a nation that once proudly called itself the Switzerland of the Middle East, is today a country in name only. Its government controls little more than half of the nation's capital, Beirut. Its once-vibrant economy is a shambles. And its society is fragmented - so fragmented, some believe, that it may be impossible to re-create a unified state responsive to the needs of all its varied peoples. Lebanon lies on the eastern shore of the Mediterranea n Sea, in that part of southwestern

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    Reforming a “Greater Lebanon”

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    generations these obstacles, and draw reforms from it. The roots of Lebanon’s multiparty system began during the early twenties, following World War I and the League of Nations decision to give France mandate over Lebanon. After France occupied and declared the establishment of Greater Lebanon in 1920, their influence upon the Lebanese Constitution, which gleaned heavily from the French Third Republic, re-enforced the notion of a unicameral parliament with Chamber of Deputies, a President, and a Council

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    Syrian Immigrants in Lebanon

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    Back in the early 90's, when the civil war ended in Lebanon, the major part of the buildings and streets were completely deteriorated. Thousands of people were homeless and thousands lost their jobs. Some preferred to stay in Lebanon, and some migrated to other countries to seek and build a new life. Surprisingly, the Syrians in Lebanon were the main force that had led to the renovation of Lebanon. Afterwards, families of those Syrian workers started to migrate and concentrate mainly in Beirut. Nowadays

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    Lebanon: A Brief Cultural Overview Lebanon’s rich history has been shaped by many cultural traditions, including Phoenician, Greek, Roman, Islamic, Crusader, Ottoman Turkish, French, and recently American. The resulting culture is distinctively Lebanese, a combination of East and West, past and present. Music Folk music and dancing have a long tradition and are very popular. The national dance, the dabke, is an energetic folk dance that has influenced many European and American folk dances. Classical

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    Software Piracy in Lebanon

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    Software Piracy in Lebanon Abstract What is it about copying software that is desirable? Simply because it is free. In the United States, one might think twice before copying a Microsoft product. Copyright issues are all over the media --remember Napster? For a period of a year, we read countless stories of students all over the US and the world that were arrested for copying and trading MP3s. However, travel across the Atlantic to the chaotic world of Lebanon and one would not even think

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    Lebanon and its main problems

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    Lebanon Lebanon is a Middle Eastern country that is delimitated to the west by the Mediterranean and to the east by the Syro-African Depression. Lebanon borders Syria to the north and to the east, and Israel in the south. Lebanon’s climate is “Mediterranean”; mild to cool, wet winters, and hot, dry summers. Some of Lebanon’s natural resources are the limestone, salt, water and iron ore. Like any other country there are natural hazards such as dust storms and sandstorms. [ Population pressures:

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    Special Tribunal for Lebanon

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    investigations and work are done at the highest international standards so that they cannot be called into question. The existence of a defense office is highly irregular in an international criminal tribunal but has been created in the Special Tribunal for Lebanon to ensure that the accused are represented and given a fair trial. The office does not represent the accused but maintains a list of lawyers that are qualified to do so and is allowed to appoint one of these lawyers for the accused if they do not

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