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Beirut rebuilt its downtown after the civil war. Now it’s got everything except people.

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BEIRUT — Not so long ago, the historic downtown of Beirut was a wasteland of scorched buildings and rubble. Lebanon’s civil war, which ended in 1990, destroyed an area known for its picturesque Mediterranean vistas and Roman and Mamluk ruins... 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

10 Celebrities You Forgot Were Lebanese

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If there’s something that 90% of Lebanese people possess, it’s pride. This is especially true when they find out that an internationally famous celebrity originates from Lebanon and it just so happens that said celebrity is their mother’s second ...... Read full article

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

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

Lebanese descended from Biblical Canaanites: genetic study

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Modern day Lebanese people are largely descended from an ancient tribe ordered to be annihilated or forced from the land in the Bible. The Canaanites, who according to the Old Testament occupied the Jewish Promised Land, were largely conquered ...... Read full article

Growing Up As A Lebanese American

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My name is Krista Abboud, and I'm a 25 year old female Lebanese-American. Both of my parents were born and raised in Lebanon. Taking that a bit further, everyone in my family was also born and raised there.... 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

Did you know the following about Lebanon?

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The name Lebanon comes from the Semitic root lbn, meaning “white”, likely a reference to the snow-capped Mount Lebanon. Occurrences of the name have been found in texts from the library of Ebla, which date to the third millennium BC...... Read full article

What Makes The Lebanese Work And Lebanon Not Work?

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The environment makes all the difference, writes Tommy Weir, founder of the Emerging Markets Leadership Center.... Read full article

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