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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

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

El Emigrante, a statue commemorates the Lebanese people who have settled in Australia

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Lebanese migrants have been settling in Australia from the mid-19th century. By the 1880s sizeable numbers of Lebanese people were finding homes in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide.... Read full article

Jet ski campaign sparks racism row

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A national Australian-Lebanese group has called on New South Wales Maritime to change a jet ski safety awareness campaign, which it says discriminates against ethnic communities and encourages racial profiling.... Read full article

Letter from Bishop Antoine-Charbel Tarabay to the Prime Minister of Australia and the Premier of NSW

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Letter from Bishop Antoine-Charbel Tarabay, Maronite Bishop of Australia, addressed to The Honourable Tony Abbott MP, Prime Minister of Australia, and The Honourable Mike Baird MP, Premier of NSW... Read full article

The Lebanese Diaspora in the USA… A century of immigration

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Out of 316 million people in the United States, 1.5 million are of Arab ancestry. Lebanese Americans are the largest group within that Arab population, with a population of nearly 1 million... Read full article

Cedars of Lebanon أرز لبنان

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Cedrus libani (Lebanon Cedar or Cedar of Lebanon), is a species of cedar native to the mountains of the Mediterranean region, in Lebanon, western Syria and south central Turkey. The Lebanon Cedar is the national emblem of Lebanon...... Read full article

Pride of Australia: Dr Jamal Rifi named as finalist in Fair Go medal

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Dr Rifi moved to Australia to study medicine in 1984. Ever since, he has worked hard to build bridges between the Muslim and non-Muslim communities, founding several organisations including Muslim Doctors Against Violence.... 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

New Iraqi ambassador in Canberra

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ELEANOR HALL: The Iraqi embassy is due to be reopened in Canberra today. It closed in March last year at the start of the war with the United States. But now Iraqi representation is back in Canberra with the new ambassador, Ghanim Al Shibli.... Read full article

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