Tyr and Jounieh, Lebanon

Tyr and Jounieh, Lebanon

Asia
Tyr Tyr. (Sur) 81 km. from Beirut. This city was founded in 2750 BC. The famous story of the abduction by the Greeks of Europe, the daughter of the king of Tyre, is connected with this city. It was one of the richest trading cities of the ancient Mediterranean. The ancient authors of the Bible give us the most vivid ideas about this city, amazing in its beauty, splendor and wealth. The trade routes of the ancient Tyre ran outside Gibraltar to the western shores of Africa and the British Isles. The most colorful part of Tire is the Fishing Harbor. A unique atmosphere is created by boats painted in different colors and workshops in which boats are built using modern technology. There are also restaurants and cafes where you…
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Lebanon 2007

Lebanon 2007

Asia
Yearbook 2007 Lebanon. During the year, Lebanon fell deeper into political chaos. At least six people were killed in riots in connection with demonstrations in January. The protesters, loyal to the Shiite Muslim Hizbullah guerrilla, demanded that the government resign under the Western-friendly Fouad Siniora. In April, Parliament's President Nabih Berri, a Syrian-friendly Shiite Muslim, locked out government members of parliament and refused to call for a vote on the plans for an international tribunal regarding the murder of the country's former prime minister Rafiq al-Hariri in 2005. Siniora asked the UN to set up the tribunal anyway and in May, the UN Security Council voted through Resolution 1757, which laid the foundation for the tribunal. The murders of Western-friendly politicians continued. MP Walid Eido was killed on June 13…
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