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Akkar Citizen Turns 122 on New Year's Eve

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Maimouna al-Amin turned 122-years-old on New Year's eve Monday, said the National News Agency in a special report. Amin, who hails from the Akkar town of Fnaidiq, was born in 1890, but she claims to have been born years before.... Read full article

"إفتتاح مهرجانات الأرز الدولية… أول أوبريت لـ “أم الزمن

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في إيماءة حب واعتزاز برمز الوطن قدم 12 فنانا لبنانيا من مختلف الأطياف أوبريت ضخم ليلة أمس السبت، بعنوان (الأرزة) في افتتاح مهرجانات الأرز الدولية.... Read full article

Hummus

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Hummus is one of the more popular Middle Eastern dips. Served with fresh or toasted pita bread, hummus makes for a great snack or appetizer. Tahini is an important part of the hummus recipe and cannot be substituted. However, it can be omitted.... Read full article

Australia Day honours: Abla Amad, Melbourne restaurateur recognised in Australia Day awards

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When Lebanese immigrant Abla Amad opened her own restaurant in Melbourne's cosmopolitan Carlton in 1979, she wanted to introduce the community to authentic food she cooked for her family at home.... Read full article

Unmarried couples not welcome in Lebanese hotels…unless they’re foreign

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Want to embark on a weekend getaway with your significant other? Remove yourself from Beirut’s traffic, smog and horns, and relax on the terrace of a mountaintop resort? Well, if you’re Lebanese and not hitched, you are probably out of luck...... Read full article

The Sensational Architecture of the Strangest Village in Lebanon

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Follow the road meandering through endless olive tree fields. Ask for directions again and again from old men chatting on the side of the road at an Abi Nasr cafe. Make a detour through Ehden, and you'll reach what looks on first sight like a typical... Read full article

Phoenician or Arab? Lebanon's Never-ending Debate

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"I am a Phoenician, not an Arab," asserts 20-year-old Lebanese student Rebecca Yazbeck when asked to define her identity, with nothing more than conviction to back her claim. But fellow Lebanese Shehade Seqlawi feels differently.... Read full article

Detective Ghassan saves the day in Lebanon!

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5 year old cancer survivor Ghassan plays in this all-star, action packed movie thanks to Tamanna.... Read full article

Oscars: Lebanon Selects 'Void' for Foreign-Language Category

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The film is the second submission from screenwriter Georges Khabbaz and has taken a slew of awards in the country.... Read full article

Iraqi Cuisine

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About Iraqi Food - Iraqi culinary culture is largely defined through religion. With the majority of the population Muslim, the cuisine is held together through adherence to the Muslim diet.... Read full article

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