Definitions for beirutbeɪˈrut, ˈbeɪ rut
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Bayrut, Beirut, capital of Lebanon(noun)
capital and largest city of Lebanon; located in western Lebanon on the Mediterranean
The capital city of Lebanon.
The drinking game of beer pong.
Beirut is the capital and largest city of Lebanon. As there has been no recent population census, the exact population is unknown; estimates in 2007 ranged from slightly more than 1 million to slightly less than 2 million. Located on a peninsula at the midpoint of Lebanon's Mediterranean coast, it serves as the country's largest and main seaport. The Beirut metropolitan area consists of the city and its suburbs. The first mention of this metropolis is found in the ancient Egyptian Tell el Amarna letters, dating from the 15th century BC. The city has been inhabited continuously since then. Beirut is Lebanon's seat of government and plays a central role in the Lebanese economy, with many banks and corporations based in its Central District, Hamra Street, Rue Verdun and Ashrafieh. The city is the focal point of the region's cultural life, renowned for its press, theatres, cultural activities and nightlife. After the destructive Lebanese Civil War, Beirut underwent major reconstruction, and the redesigned historic city centre, marina, pubs and nightlife districts have once again made it a tourist attraction.
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It is hitting the middle class and outside Beirut it is especially severe.
An initial census in the 1990s counted 1,600 traditional homes and buildings in the greater Beirut area, today we estimate the number to be close to 350.
Lebanese security officials responded to overwhelmingly peaceful protesters in downtown Beirut by shooting into the air with live rounds, firing rubber bullets, tear gas canisters, and water cannons, and in some cases hurling stones and beating protesters with batons and rifles.
It is essential to consumer protection, market integrity and the prevention of financial crime that we can rely on firms giving us the right information at the right time, bank of Beirut's failings impeded us and left it open to the risk that it might be used for financial crime.
Many people have rightfully asked why we turned on Safety Check for Paris but not for bombings in Beirut and other places, until yesterday, our policy was only to activate Safety Check for natural disasters. We just changed this and now plan to activate Safety Check for more human disasters going forward as well.
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