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2006-08-24 00:00:00

The Lebanese port of Byblos has survived the Romans, the Crusades and the armies of Alexander the Great but now it faces a 21st century menace, brought to its shores on a tide of war -- oil pollution.

2006-08-03 09:33:20

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Oil leaking from a bombed power station in Lebanon has reached the coastline of neighboring Syria and is spreading north, the Kenya-based United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) said.

2006-08-02 12:53:21

By Stefano Ambrogi LONDON (Reuters) - Leaking oil from a bombed power station in Lebanon has damaged about a third of the country's coastline, the world's top maritime body said on Wednesday. The U.N.

2006-08-01 06:23:04

By Lin Noueihed BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon is working to secure fuel imports as part of U.N. humanitarian aid convoys and from neighboring Syria to avert shortages that could see the lights go out and the country grind to a halt within days.

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.