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Byblos

(bĭb`ləs), ancient city, Phoenicia, a port 17 mi (27 km) NNE of modern Beirut, Lebanon. The principal city of Phoenicia during the 2d millennium B.C., it long retained importance as an active port under the Persians. Byblos was the chief center of the worship of Adonis. Because of its papyruses, it was also the source of the Greek word for book and, hence, of the name of the Bible. Excavations of Byblos, especially since 1922, have shown that trade existed between Byblos and Egypt as early as c.2800 B.C. A syllabic script found at Byblos dates from the 18th to the 15th cent. B.C.
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Wednesday's project is the fruit of cooperation between UNIFIL's MTF and Civil Affairs Office, UNIFIL's Finnish-Irish battalion, the union of Bint Jbeil municipalities and the town's Water Authority.
Thus, we are committed to serving Jbeil and its residents, Lebanon and its citizens, no matter where they are and no matter where they go
I announce that Bint Jbeil is alive and is standing," Ahmadinejad said.
Bint Jbeil -- a few kilometers away from the border with Occupied Territories -- was the scene of fierce battles between Hizbullah and Zionist regime's forces during the summer 2006 Israeli war against Lebanon.
During his visit to the region, Sheikh Hamad inaugurated a hospital in Bint Jbeil and a nearby mosque and church.
Israel's military commanders claimed they had killed at least 24 fighters in Bint Jbeil - but at a cost of eight Israeli lives.
You stood against them and secured the territorial integrity of Lebanon," Ahmadinejad stated on Thursday, adding that the people of Bint Jbeil are "the protectors of humanity, dignity and independence.
For the last 11 months, the Organization de Development Durable -- the NGO heading the initiative -- has collaborated with the Jbeil municipality to make the city more pedestrian friendly.
This project, if approved by the Cabinet, will be sufficient to supply all the towns and villages of Jbeil with electricity 24 hours a day," Bassil said.
Jbeil is setting an example of good waste management: cost-efficient, decentralized and reliable.
NNA - Prime Minister, Tammam Salam, on Tuesday evening met at the Grand Serail with a delegation of mayors and farmers of the villages of Harouf in the Caza of Jbeil, led by Jbeil Municipality Head, Ziad Hawwat, where they took up with the Premier the damages inflicted upon the area's agricultural lands due to the recent storm.
Summary: Byblos Bank chairman Francois Bassil met Friday with the ambassador of Finland, the Danish charge d'affaires and president of Jbeil Electricity Company to discuss the construction of a power plant.