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Tourist arrivals to Lebanon unhurt by trash crisis

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Jean Abboud, president of the Association of Travel and Tourism Agencies, denied claims that the trash crisis in Lebanon has discouraged tourists from coming to the country this summer.... Read full article

Prestons couple to be married by Microsoft

by SHEREE MUTTON on

A Prestons groom-to-be will organise his wedding using only the internet after winning a Microsoft competition. Michael Najm & his fiancee Jenny Romero, were the winners of the computer giant’s social experiment known as the ‘Microsoft Marry Me’...... Read full article

3 Australians Confirmed Injured, 1 Seriously, In Barcelona Terror Attack

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Three Australians have been confirmed injured in the terrorist attack in Barcelona, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop confirmed, but warned there could be more.... Read full article

Lebanon Marks Army Day as Country Gears Up for Battle Against Jihadists

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Lebanon marks on Tuesday the 72nd anniversary of the founding of its army, as the military institution gears up for a challenging battle in the outskirts of the border towns of al-Qaa and Ras Baalbek to eliminate jihadists entrenched in the area.... Read full article

ISF begins crackdown on traffic violations in Lebanon (video)

by Wassim Mroueh on

BEIRUT: The heaviest punishments for traffic violations under a new law came into force last week, as road safety organizations stressed strict and continuous implementation of the new rules if they were to be effective.... Read full article

Beirut Could Be the World’s Next Silicon Valley

by Nikia Wade on

Ignited in late 2014, this “Beast of the (Middle) East” is gradually inching its way towards a seat at the big kids’ table – and closer to the current leader of the pack…... Read full article

Peter Greste: Australian journalist on his way home after being released and deported from Egypt

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Australian journalist Peter Greste has been deported from Egypt after 400 days behind bars, and has flown to Cyprus on his way home to Australia.... Read full article

Dima Safi Wins Miss Lebanon Emigrant 2017 & Australian Lebanese Mariam Mehajer 1st Runner Up

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Congratulations to the new Miss Lebanon Emigrant 2017, Dima Safi of Ivory Coast. Mariam Mehajer, Miss Lebanon Australia was the first runner-up. Miss Lebanon Sweden was Aya Salibi the pageant's second runner-up.... Read full article

Sydney siege: Gunman among three dead as gunfight brings an end to Martin Place drama

by Mark Morri, Simon Benson & Taylor Auerbach on

‘Incident’ prompted police raid on Lindt Café at 2.11am this morning Three fatalities reported, another three seriously injured, following intense firefight Prime Minister: Our thoughts and prayers are with families of two deceased hostages... Read full article

Australian Leader Supports Detained Child Kidnappers in Lebanon

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Australian government was providing top-level consular support to an Australian television crew facing charges after being caught up in a mother's bungled child-snatching attempt in Lebanon, Australia's prime minister said on Wednesday.... Read full article

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