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Cedars Train-On Squad Names For Rugby League World Cup 2017

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The Lebanese Rugby League Federation has selected a 40-man train-on squad for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup held in Australia, New Zealand, and Papua New Guinea. The squad features a host of NRL players, Australian-based Lebanese players ...... Read full article

Samsung pays Apple $1 Billion sending 30 trucks full of 5 cent coins

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This morning more than 30 trucks filled with 5-cent coins arrived at Apple’s headquarters in California. Initially, the security company that protects the facility said the trucks were in the wrong place...... Read full article

Australia to Compel Chat Apps to Hand over Encrypted Messages

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Social media giants like Facebook and WhatsApp will be compelled to share encrypted messages of suspected terrorists and other criminals with Australian police under new laws unveiled Friday.... Read full article

Australia Foils 'Terror Plot' to Bring Down Airplane

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Australia has foiled an Islamist-inspired "terrorist plot" to bring down an airplane with an improvised explosive, authorities said Sunday, after four people were arrested in raids across Sydney.... Read full article

Five Reasons to Visit Beirut

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While the rest of the region has been caught up in the turmoil of the Arab Spring, democratic, cosmopolitan Lebanon has been a haven of calm. Local sectarian politics, so often at trigger's edge, seem to be in a quiescent phase, allowing visitors...... Read full article

Saida (Sidon)

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SAIDA (SIDON, SAIDON) is said to mean "fishing", and even today fishermen moor their boats in the small picturesque port. Sidon was the third great Phoenician city-state, rivaling Byblos and Tyre as a naval power. In Darius' time...... Read full article

THE 44 PLACES TO GO IN 2009 - Beirut Number #1

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With a recent (though perhaps tenuous) detente keeping the violence in check, the capital of Lebanon is poised to reclaim its title as the Paris of the Middle East.... Read full article

Jeita Grotto

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Millions of years were captured in drops of water. Jeita Grotto, one of the most marvelous natural wonders in the Middle-East, in spacious greenery. The road leading to the caverns is carved in the mountains and surrounded with trees. ... Read full article

MAR TADROS CHURCH, BEHDIDAT

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Around the city of Jbeil (Byblos), many town churches have kept 13th century murals within their churches, like the church of Mar Tadros in of the village of Behdidat.... Read full article

HARDINE VILLAGE, THE TEMPLE OF GOD MERCURY

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Hardine means in Syriac language: “Pious”, Witness of justice, Ardent in faith and Square of religion.... Read full article

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