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Christmas Message of Bishop Antoine-Charbel Tarabay to the People of the Maronite Church inAustralia

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Our annual celebration of the feast of Christmas is not merely a date to be remembered, a story to be retold, a myth to be interpreted, or a play to be re-enacted. Rather, Christmas is a fact.... Read full article

السفير البابوي في كانبيرا كرم القائم بأعمال سفارة لبنان وقلده ميدالية البابا فرنسيس

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وطنية - سيدني - استقبل السفير البابوي في كانبيرا المطران ادولف يالانا، القائم بأعمال سفارة لبنان في استراليا جيسكار الخوري، لمناسبة قرب انتهاء مهمته في استراليا في حضور راعي أبرشية الطائفة المارونية المطران انطوان شربل طربيه... Read full article

Lebanon and the Sydney International Food Festival

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Last year, the Sydney International Food Festival’s World Chef Showcase was one hell of a treat. Inspiring figures of the world’s culinary scene gathered in our beautiful city and spoke about the one thing that really unites the world: food.... 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

Parramatta is friends with Lebanon

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LEBANON will soon be mates with Parramatta through a goodwill agreement being set up by Lord Mayor Paul Garrard. At last week’s council meeting, Cr Garrard put forward his scheme to set up the agreement between Lebanese village associations...... Read full article

Is this the end of shisha? New smoking laws may snuff out Middle Eastern water pipes in outdoor cafe

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LAWS banning smoking in outdoor dining areas from July 6 may spell the end of Parramatta’s popular shisha restaurants.... 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

Bank of Beirut Internship

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CALLING ALL 3rd Year UNI STUDENTS; Work experience with the Bank of Beirut, Lebanon. This is initiated by the World Patriarchal Maronite Foundation for Integral Development and Bank of Beirut, in cooperation with Western Sydney University (WSU). ... Read full article

Rob loves his home

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COMEDIAN SAYS AREA INFLUENCED WHO HE IS. HE HAS made a living poking fun at the characters of the west, but do not let Fat. Actor and comedian Rob Shehadie, pictured at Parramatta Riverside Theatres, has a deep affinity for western Sydney.... Read full article

Father who raised his 3 young girls after their mother died of breast cancer shares the lessons ...

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Joseph Wakim has raised three daughters after his wife died of cancer. Grace, Michelle and Joy were all under 11 when their mum died in 2003. Mr Wakim raised them solo despite pushes to get help to cook and clean...... Read full article

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