An-Nahar (Arabic: النهار) The Day, is the leading Arabic-language daily newspaper in Lebanon. Arabic (ar الْعَرَبيّة (informally ar عَرَبيْ) in terms of the number of speakers is the largest living member of the Semitic language A newspaper is a written Publication containing News, information and Advertising, usually printed on low-cost paper called Newsprint. Lebanon (ˈlɛbənɒn Arabic: ar لبنان Lubnān) officially the Republic of Lebanon or Lebanese Republic (ar الجمهورية اللبنانية It was first published on August 4, 1933 as a four-page, hand-set paper. Events 70 - The Destruction of the Second Temple in Jerusalem by the Romans. Year 1933 ( MCMXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
The paper, whose staff numbered five, including its founder Gebran Tueni, was started with a capital of 50 gold pieces raised from friends, and a circulation of a mere 500 copies. Gebran's son, Ghassan Tueni, and grandson, also named Gebran Tueni, were subsequent editors and publishers. Ghassan Tueni (1926 -) is a Lebanese March 14 Alliance Anti-Syrian Beirut MP and publisher of An-Nahar newspaper Gebran Ghassan Tueni ( جبران تويني) ( September 15, 1957 &ndash December 12, 2005) was a Lebanese politician
Gebran, Ghassan's son, editor of An-Nahar, who was elected to parliament for a Beirut constituency in the 2005 elections, was assassinated on the 12 December 2005 in Mkalles near Beirut in a car-bomb explosion. Beirut (بيروت Bayrūt) is the Capital and Largest city of Lebanon with a population of over 2 Events 627 - Battle of Nineveh: A Byzantine army under Emperor Heraclius defeats Emperor Khosrau II 's Persian Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Beirut (بيروت Bayrūt) is the Capital and Largest city of Lebanon with a population of over 2 Gebran, a fiery critic of Syria and its hegemony in Lebanese affairs, had just returned from Paris, where he had been living for fear of assassination. Paris (ˈpærɨs in English; in French) is the Capital of France and the country's largest city
Prominent writers for An-Nahar have included novelist and critic Elias Khoury, who edits its weekly cultural supplement Al-Mulhaq (which appears on Thursdays) and, until his assassination, historian, journalist and political activist Samir Qassir. Elias Khoury (الياس خوري (born 12 July 1948, Beirut) is a Lebanese novelist playwright and critic Samir Kassir (سمير قصير in Arabic) ( May 5 1960 &ndash June 2 2005) was a professor of history at Saint-Joseph University