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Beirut rebuilt its downtown after the civil war. Now it’s got everything except people.

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BEIRUT — Not so long ago, the historic downtown of Beirut was a wasteland of scorched buildings and rubble. Lebanon’s civil war, which ended in 1990, destroyed an area known for its picturesque Mediterranean vistas and Roman and Mamluk ruins... Read full article

Introducing Sydneysiders to modern tarab – music that elates the soul

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For the first time in Sydney, classical Arabic music pieces are rearranged and performed with a modern touch to suit the Western ear. Highly acclaimed tarab musicians are presenting Middle Eastern music with an exciting and refreshing approach.... Read full article

Unmarried couples not welcome in Lebanese hotels…unless they’re foreign

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Want to embark on a weekend getaway with your significant other? Remove yourself from Beirut’s traffic, smog and horns, and relax on the terrace of a mountaintop resort? Well, if you’re Lebanese and not hitched, you are probably out of luck...... Read full article

Oscars: Lebanon Selects 'Void' for Foreign-Language Category

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The film is the second submission from screenwriter Georges Khabbaz and has taken a slew of awards in the country.... Read full article

Zgharta

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Zgharta, is a large town in North Lebanon, with an estimated population of around 70,000. Zgharta is about 150 metres above sea level and lies between the rivers of Jouit and Rashein ...... Read full article

Dr Jamal Rifi named 2015 Australian Father of the Year

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The prestigious 2015 Australian Father of the Year Award has been awarded to Dr Jamal Rif in honour of his devotion to his family, his commitment to his profession and his strong personal efforts to build understanding between Muslim and non-Muslim..... 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

Jaj

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Jaj is a mountainous village in the Jbeil District of Mount Lebanon Governorate, Lebanon. It is 68 kilometers north of Beirut. Jaj has an average elevation of 1,220 meters above sea level and a total land area of 1,174 hectares.... Read full article

Muslim bride's unique Martin Place tribute

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As the Sydney siege memorial grows, a Muslim bride has made a pilgrimage to Martin Place on her wedding day. Manal Kassem was adorned in a white dress, hijab and veil when she laid her wedding bouquet on the river of floral tributes...... Read full article

Baalbek

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Baalbeck, Lebanon's greatest Roman treasure, can be counted among the wonders of the ancient world. The largest and most noble Roman temples ever built, they are also among the best preserved.... Read full article

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