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In Lebanon, climate change devours ancient cedar trees

High up in Lebanon’s mountains, the lifeless grey trunks of dead cedar trees stand stark in the deep green forest, witnesses of the climate change that has ravaged them.
Often dubbed “Cedars of God”, the tall evergreens hark back millenia and are a source of great pride and a national icon in the small Mediterranean country.
The cedar tree, with its majestic horizontal branches, graces the nation’s flag and its bank notes.

Saudi Arabia to give Lebanese army $3 bln

Source : Al Arabiya News / 30 Dec 2013

Saudi Arabia is giving the Lebanese national army $3 billion in aid, Lebanon's President Michel Suleiman said on Sunday, describing it as the largest grant given to the armed forces in Lebanon’s history.

“The king of the brotherly Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is offering this generous and appreciated aid of $3 billion to the Lebanese army to strengthen its capabilities,” Suleiman said in a televised address.


Lebanon's Saida Castle stands the test of time

Source : / 13 Dec 2013

The Lebanese city of Saida has remained politically and economically significant since ancient times. The city was invaded in the 13th century by crusaders who built a castle on a hill overlooking Saida which is still standing and silently watching over the city as it has been doing in the last eight centuries.


30,000 US citizens embrace Islam every year: Scholar

Source : APP / 15 May 2013

Marriam Ahmed, a US scholar, Wednesday claimed that an estimated 30,000 Americans embraced Islam every year in spite of negative propaganda against Muslims and their religion. Marriam Ahmed, Assistant Director Programmes and Operations in the Berkeley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown University, United States, was addressing as a guest speaker of a lecture titled “Islam and America Today: From 9/11 to Boston Bombings” here at International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI), Female Campus.


The Prophet's Mosque as the Seat of the Prophet's Government

By Dr. Spahic Omer / 25 Mar 2013

The mosque of the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) played the role of the seat of the first Islamic government. In the mosque, the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) used to spend long hours on a daily basis discussing, deciding and executing many affairs related to administering the state. Jihad (striving in the way of Allah) and state defense strategies were also initiated and concluded in the realm of the mosque.


Lebanon needs $370 mn to cope with Syrian refugee crisis: PM

Al Arabiya with Agencies / 14 Mar 2013

Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati urged Arab states to help Lebanon cope with the rising numbers of Syrian refugees flooding to the country and stretching its scare resources.

Mikati said Lebanon will need at least $370 million in support this year under the current conditions.


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