The Most Important Stories In Business & Economics Today - Early Thursday in the US, global markets are higher. The S&P 500 is indicated as +1.1% and crude is +1.6% to $49.91. Here are the top global business stories... - Oilpro.com
A Lebanese fighter, 1982. The Lebanese Civil War had its origin in the conflicts of France's colonial period, exacerbated by inter-religious strife in proximity to Syria, the Palestine Liberation Organization, & Israel. By 1975, Lebanon was a religiously & ethnically diverse country with dominant groups of Maronite Christians, Orthodox Christians, Sunni Muslims, & Shia Muslims.
A young busker performs traditional Turkish songs in Istanbul's busy Istiklal (Independence) Street. She had a haunting voice and had passersby spellbound | Photo by ryno with Pin-It-Button on http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Middle_East/Turkey/Marmara/Istanbul/Istanbul/photo1357202.htm