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The late George Khouzame awarded the Order of Australia Medal for service to the Lebanese community

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George Khouzame epitomised what it is to be a man of the people and his legacy continues throughout the Canterbury-Bankstown region.... 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

عودة لبنان الى قائمة الفاتيكان للحج الديني

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زار وفد من الوكالة الفاتيكانية للسياحة الدينية بيروت لدفع الترتيبات الخاصة بعودة الوكالة إلى لبنان وادراجه في لائحة دول السياحة الدينية بعد انقطاع امتد لسنوات... Read full article

The Chief Commander of the Lebanese Army General Joseph will arrive in Australia on Sunday 20th May

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The Chief Commander of the Lebanese Army General Joseph will arrive in Australia on Sunday 20th May 2018 قائد الجيش اللبناني العماد جوزيف عون يصل الى استراليا الأحد في 20 ايار/مايو... Read full article

Saint Rafqa

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Rafqa Pietra Choboq Ar-Rayès - رفقا بطرسيّة شبق ألريّس, June 29, 1832 – March 23, 1914, also known as Saint Rafka, is a Lebanese Maronite saint canonized by Pope John Paul II on June 10, 2001.... Read full article

Man charged over arson attack on Bellevue function centre in Bankstown

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Police have charged a man over the deliberate lighting of a fire at the bellevue function centre in Bankstown with links to the family of disgraced former NSW MP Eddie Obeid.... Read full article

Saint Charbel Makhlouf

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St Charbel is the first saint to be canonized from the Lebanese Maronite Order (LMO). Not a great deal is known about his life, mainly because he lived a hidden life in the silence and solitude of his hermitage.... Read full article

Fair Go Meda: Dr Jamaal Rifi

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HE’S the high-profile Muslim leader forging a path of unity for Aussies of all backgrounds — and now he’s officially the Pride of Australia.... 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

Sacred statue of the Virgin Mary decapitated in disgraceful attack on Catholic church

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'This was a symbol of our Christianity': Sacred statue of the Virgin Mary decapitated in disgraceful attack on Catholic church.... Read full article

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