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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

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Have you ever wondered how Lebanon looked like before? This video is a combination of old photos of that will take you back in time?... Read full article

Archaeologists Discover The World's Largest Ancient Stone Block

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See that absurdly massive stone block? Yeah, that's not the one we're talking about. Look over to the right. German archaeologists working at the Baalbek site in Lebanon have uncovered the largest known ancient block.... Read full article

Afqa

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Afqa is a village and municipality located in the Jbeil District of the Mount Lebanon Governorate, 71 kilometres northeast of Beirut in Lebanon. It has an average elevation of 1,200 meters above sea level and a total land area of 934 hectares...... Read full article

Lebanon ranks 136th in the world in the 2014 corruption perceptions index

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Lebanon ranked 136th in the world in Transparency International’s 2014 Corruption Perceptions Index, slipping as such from the 127th place it occupied in the year 2013. In fact, Lebanon’s index score fell to 27 in the year 2014, down from 28 in 2013... Read full article

Twenty Most Expensive Cities For Expat Rents

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Dramatic rent declines in the UAE have made expat living much more affordable in the country. “On the other hand cities like Beirut, Sydney or Rio have risen up the ranking and are now among the 20 most expensive places in the world,”...... Read full article

Beirut protesters give govt 72 hours to meet their demands

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Protesters Saturday vowed to escalate their measures across Lebanon if the state failed to meet their demands within 72 hours.... Read full article

From Beirut to Boston: The Utter Americanness of Khalil Gibran

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He was an immigrant child from Lebanon who passed through Ellis Island and became America’s best-selling poet. His story is America’s story.... Read full article

Kadisha Valley, "Holy Valley"

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Kadisha Valley Arabic وادي قاديشا‎, also romanized as the Qadisha Valley and also known as the Kadisha Gorge or Wadi Kadisha, is a gorge that lies within the Becharre and Zgharta Districts of the North Governorate of Lebanon.... Read full article

Baskinta Village, بسكنتا‎

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Baskinta (Arabic: بسكنتا‎) is a Lebanese village situated at an altitude ranging from 1250 metres above sea level and climes up to appropproximatly 1800 meters of height at Qanat Bakish, making it one of the highest villages of Lebanon.... Read full article

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