Lebanon (Arabic: لبنان Lubnān), officially the Lebanese Republic (Arabic: الجمهورية اللبنانية), is a small, largely mountainous country in the Middle East, located at the eastern edge of the Mediterranean Sea. Due to its sectarian diversity, Lebanon follows a special political system known as confessionalism, meant to distribute power as evenly as possible among different sects. The country enjoyed relative calm and prosperity, driven by the tourism, agriculture, and banking sectors of the economy, until the onset of wars beginning with the Lebanese Civil War (1975-1990) and continuing through recent conflicts like the 2006 Lebanon War.
- Darweesh: Why were they late until they killed him?
Off-Screen Man: We are not gloaters.
Darweesh: It's not gloating, but we're tired of this. There's still Ahmed Fatfat, I'm counting them.
Off-Screen Man: We still need ... four, five.
- ↑ Countries Quest. "Lebanon, Government". Retrieved December 14, 2006.
- ↑ U.S. Department of State. "Background Note: Lebanon (History) August 2005" Retrieved December 2, 2006.