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The Culture of Sectarianism: Community, History, and

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We so appreciate your ministry. — Bob and Tina R., OH I pray daily using the prayer calendar. Private schooling provides students with a greater competitive edge in gaining access to higher education and employment. Following the purge of the Druze leadership by the Turkish authorities, the Maronite Church emerged as the only significant institution in the Lebanese Mountains. When we woke up this morning, the brilliant blue sky taunted us as we sadly packed our bags, caught a taxi, and headed back to London.

Lebanon (Major Muslim Nations)

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On December 24, ISIL captured, and ultimately killed, a Jordanian pilot in Syria who was participating in counter-ISIL operations. The Roman Catholic Church (Latin Rite) holds a substantial presence in the Middle East, more than any other Catholic Church, at nearly 2.7 million members. Hezbollah, a Lebanese Islamist Shi'a organization influences much of Lebanon's political activity. Courtesy of Hamaseh Golestaneh and Christian Funke, and Hamid Kazemi.

From the Wilderness and Lebanon: An Israeli Soldier's Story

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The list includes, notably, the likelihood that the Kurds will achieve their independence and that Iraq will go the way of Gaul and be divided into three parts—but it also includes much more than that. Many writers include Turkey in their usage of "Middle East" and we include it above. The Christians may be indirectly blamed for the eruption of the civil war, due to the fact that the demands of Muslims for more equality fell on deaf ears. As Lahoud's term neared its end, Damascus became more irritated with Lebanese prime minister Hariri and Druze leader Walid Jumblatt's rejection of an extension.

Notes from the Minefield

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The area known as the Shebaa Farms is a small piece of land currently occupied by Israel but with contested ownership between Syria and Lebanon. The most impressive growth was in Lebanon, which saw the number of smartphone users jump by 75% year over year. This leaves 51,958 pre-1971 possible Muslims in the 1980 Census. Butter and clarified butter (called ghee in India) are, traditionally, the preferred medium of cooking for those who can afford them.

History of Jordan, The King, Israeli Invasion of Lebanon:

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The Syrian foreign minister's telegram on the same occasion expressed "Syria's admiration for the fraternal Cuban people's great achievements and their firm stands against imperialist aggression on the Latin American people." On November 12, more than 20 people were wounded in separate car bombings in the eastern cities of Tobruk and Beyda. A newborn with enormous eyes was at her breast. If one day, he said, the world of Islam comes to possess the weapons currently in Israel's possession [meaning nuclear weapons] - on that day this method of global arrogance would come to a dead end.

A Continuation of the Narrative of the Indian

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In this in-depth documentary, he has returned to the West Bank of the Jordan and Gaza, and to Israel, to ask why the Palestinians, whose right of return was affirmed by the United Nations more than half a century ago, are still caught in a terrible limbo -- refugees in their own land, controlled by Israel in the longest military occupation in modern times. "The fate and struggle of the Palestinians," says Pilger, "are not just critical to the overdue recognition of their basic human rights, but are also central to whether the region, and the wider world, are plunged into war.

Safer Barlik: Famine in Mount Lebanon During World War I

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There is the odd news-stands selling copies of Time (although always out of date). In 2014, Jordan was a member of the UN Security Council and also a member of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, and the Arab League. A Turkish Air Force F-16C Block 50 at NTM 2016, Zaragoza Air Base, May 20. For those concerned about the security situation, you really must ask yourself - wouldn't you feel safer if when entering a mall, you knew that everyone had to pass through airport like security, rather than simply just walking in - which is most likely the case at your local mall.

The View from Istanbul: Ottoman Lebanon and the Druze

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To counter what the government perceives as the dangerous importation of violent Islamist extremist ideologies, Morocco has developed a national strategy to affirm and further institutionalize Morocco’s widespread adherence to the Maliki-Ashari school of Sunni Islam. Additionally we compare the cost of housing, food, transportation, and healthcare of each of the three cities using the amazing comparing tool at Expatistan.com. While on the face of it Israel still has the support of the Group of Eight, splits are showing between the US and Britain, which are in no hurry, on one side and the Europeans, who want to finish this mess now, on the other.

Mount Lebanon: A Ten Years' Residence from 1842 to 1852

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S.-supported NATO Transition Cell in Iraq assisted over 70 Iraqi officials in receiving NATO training abroad on various topics, including counterterrorism. Yves, a Catholic human rights group in Israel, says about 100 Christian families he knows have recently left. “Social instability, the political situation, the building of the separation wall, the difficult economic situation,” he says. “It is bleak. The real estate industry has experienced immense growth in the last couple of years, partly due to a quick increase in population.

The Church of the Brethren (Dunkers) in Lebanon County...

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Neolithic humans here made their first transitions from nomadic to agricultural lifestyles by inventing the wheel, basic agriculture, and the beginnings of the written word roughly 12,000 years ago. In 2014, economic activity was weighed down by disappointing export growth, security concerns, and unresolved supply-side bottlenecks. For the past two years, this free online "encyclopedia of the people" has been topping the lists of the world's most popular websites. Alas this bus turned out to be very far from express.