In the 1980s Lebanon-and particularly its capital, Beirut?was considered
one of the most dangerous places in the world, particularly
for Americans. Today, as the country continues to rebuild after its
devastating 15-year civil war, tourists are beginning to return to
Lebanon's Mediterranean resorts.Yet Lebanon has many problems. Years of political domination by
Syria made progress difficult, and various political factions have
struggled for control of Lebanon's government. In addition, more than
380,000 Palestinians live in Lebanon, and terrorist organizations such
as Hezbollah and Hamas operate freely inside the country. As a
result, Lebanon's future remains uncertain.
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