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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
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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.
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Four Seasons Hotel Beirut has announced its Stay Longer -- Third Night Free package, with a complimentary third night for every two paid in superior rooms and above categories including suites.
Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said Monday that after the bloody clashes last Tuesday between the Shiite group Hizbullah and the Sunni fundamentalist group Al Ahbash in the west Beirut district of Burj Abi Haidar, "We should take the necessary measures in order to announce the government's responsibility in protecting Lebanese citizens," according to the Beirut daily AN NAHAR Tuesday.
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I have had a small involvement with the entry by an Oregonian architectural firm, Murase Associates, in a competition to build a `garden of forgiveness' at the heart of Beirut. Its imaginative design has benefited from consultation with a spiritual advisory group, made up of men and women from the Portland community who have links with Lebanon or experience with forgiveness.
The plans are ambitious and include state of the art telecommunications, a world class airport, and extensive renovation of port facilities in Beirut and in Sidon (former Prime Minister Rafiq al-Hariri's home town).