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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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Jbeil MP Ziad Hawat, also the city's former mayor, met with Bukhari in the historic locale.
Time may be running short but that has not stopped Byblos Bank subsidiary, Byblos Invest Bank, from investing in the capital of the newly formed company Byblos Advanced Energy (BAE), which plans to build a 64 megawatt (MW) power plant in Jbeil. The project is shovel ready, pending the results of an environmental impact assessment and license approval by cabinet.
"I announce that Bint Jbeil is alive and is standing," Ahmadinejad said.
Israel's military commanders claimed they had killed at least 24 fighters in Bint Jbeil - but at a cost of eight Israeli lives.
BEIRUT: Six people were taken to the hospital Sunday following the collapse of a glass window of a shop in the city of Jbeil as consumers rushed to snap up discounted goods in a Black Friday-esque scene.
Addressing a large crowd of residents of Bint Jbeil, a town severely devastated by violent Israeli attacks in 2006, Ahmadinejad called the town "the capital of resistance and victory." "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." The Iranian president further underscored that resistance is the key to the victory of Lebanon and all the countries of the region.During his visit to Qana, Ahmadinejad said that the people of Lebanon and the martyrs of Qana serve as proof of Israel's criminal conduct.
BEIRUT: Bulgarian President Rumen Radev and first lady Desislava Radeva toured the city of Jbeil's old souks and visited the citadel and port before leaving the country, the state-run National News Agency reported.
NNA - Following his tour in the district of Jbeil on Sunday, Environment Minister Fadi Jreissati was a guest at MP Simon Abi Ramia's residence in Ehmej, where a luncheon banquet was held in his honor in presence of prominent dignitaries from the region.
Summary: Public Works and Transportation Minister Youssef Fenianos and Jbeil MP Ziad Hawat Saturday launched an initiative to connect the district of Jbeil to Beirut by bus.
NNA - Free Patriotic Movement Chief, Caretaker Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil, toured Sunday a number of the Movement's internal polling stations devoted to the districts of Koura, Jbeil, Kesrouan, Zahle, Aley and Chouf.
Summary: When Jbeil Mayor Wissam Zaarour said last summer he would free his city of plastic bags by the new year, reactions ranged from skeptical to baffled.
NNA - The launching of the fourth edition of the Jbeil Festival of Wine took place Thursday evening on the quay of the old port of Jbeil, under the patronage of MP Ziad Hawat and in the presence of several prominent figures.