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Bei·rut

 (bā-ro͞ot′)
The capital and largest city of Lebanon, in the western part of the country on the Mediterranean Sea. Founded by the Phoenicians, it was an important Greek and Roman trade center. Beirut was the scene of bitter factional fighting between Christians and Muslims after the outbreak of the Lebanese civil war in 1975 and was further damaged by an Israeli siege in 1982.

Beirut

(ˌbeɪˈruːt) or

Beyrouth

n
(Placename) the capital of Lebanon, a port on the Mediterranean: part of the Ottoman Empire from the 16th century until 1918; many universities (including Lebanese, American, French, and Arab). Pop: 1 875 000 (2005 est)

Bei•rut

(beɪˈrut, ˈbeɪ rut)

n.
the capital of Lebanon, a seaport. 702,000.
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Noun1.Beirut - capital and largest city of LebanonBeirut - capital and largest city of Lebanon; located in western Lebanon on the Mediterranean
Lebanese Republic, Lebanon - an Asian republic at east end of Mediterranean
Translations

Beirut

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Beirut

[beɪˈruːt] nBeyrouth

Beirut

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Beirut

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From Joppa, Jerusalem, the River Jordan, the Sea of Tiberias, Nazareth, Bethany, Bethlehem, and other points of interest in the Holy Land can be visited, and here those who may have preferred to make the journey from Beirut through the country, passing through Damascus, Galilee, Capernaum, Samaria, and by the River Jordan and Sea of Tiberias, can rejoin the steamer.
Prime retail locations are ABC Center, City Mall and Verdun Street in Beirut, all of which have annual rental values of around $1,400 per square meter.
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NNA - Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri congratulated the people of Beirut on the victory of the "Beirutis List" in the municipal elections and thanked all those who contributed to the success of this honourable democratic test.
After seamless spasms of carnage and mayhem from 1975-90, Beirut is rebounding.
Summary: "The silence is Beirut's loudest cry," said Lebanese painter and etcher Brahim Samaha at the opening of his first Beirut solo exhibition.
NNA - Beirut Governor, Judge Ziad Shbib, on Friday welcomed at the Municipal Palace French Ambassador to Lebanon, Bruno Foucher, who visited him in the company of a French Embassy delegation.
The agreement was penned by Middle East Airlines chairman and director-general Mohamad A El-Hout and Turkish Airlines deputy chairman and CEO Bilal Eki at the Middle East Airlines headquarters in Beirut in the presence of senior officials from both carriers.
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The award-winning author-illustrator Zeina Abirached was born in Beirut during the Lebanese Civil War and, although she's made numerous books as a cartoonist and illustrator, she keeps returning to the Civil War and the vanished Beirut that was razed and rebuilt after the war's end, which is as much a character as it is a location in her work.