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Beirut, Lebanon, August 1, 2014 

Milestone Dates in Lebanon's Modern History

August 31, 1920

Decree No. 318 by the French High Commissioner, General Gouraud:

The following territories and towns shall be annexed to Mount Lebanon:

- The Wilayat of Beirut, including the Cazas of Saidon, Tyre and Marjioun.
- The Wilayat of Tripoli, including the Caza of Akkar.
- The Four Cazas: Bikaa, Baalbeck, Hasbia, and Rachia.

September 1, 1920

Decree No. 321 by the French High Commissioner, General Gouraud: Proclaiming Greater Lebanon.

September 1, 1926

Greater Lebanon became the Republic of Lebanon pursuant to the new constitution.

November 22, 1943

Independence by abolishing the French Mandate.

December 31, 1946

Withdrawal of all Allied troops from Lebanese territory.

 

 

Documents

2009 Human Rights Report: Lebanon - 3/18/2010
A New Beginning: Remarks of President Barack Obama, Cairo, Egypt - 6/4/2009
US Torture Memos (Released on April 16, 2009) - 4/16/2009
Report on the Treatment of Fourteen "High Value Detainees" in CIA Custody - 4/10/2009
Where is Turkey Going and Why?: A Panel Discussion - 3/1/2009
The Special Tribunal for Lebanon: Selective Justice? - 2/27/2009
2008 Human Rights Report: Lebanon - 2/25/2009
Transcript: Obama's Interview with Al Arabiya - 1/27/2009
Transcript: Inaugural Address of Barack Obama - 1/20/2009
The Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons - 1/11/2009
Text of the Judgement in Beirut Dismissing the Second Prosecution of Dr. Muhamad Mugraby for his Human Rights Testimony in the European Parliament - 11/27/2008
Lebanon: End harassment of human rights defender Muhamad Mugraby - 11/26/2008

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