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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

Lebanon wins 3rd Place of "The Albert Einstein's Global International Excellence Award"

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In recognition of the challenge’s importance and applicability to all nations, FIRST Global is taking this most universal of challenges – access to clean water – as the focus for the inaugural FIRST Global robotics game.... Read full article

Lebanon garbage crisis pollutes Mediterranean

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Activists say untreated waste is being dumped freely into sea waters off the Lebanese coast, killing off ocean life. The pollution of the Mediterranean is sparking public outrage.... Read full article

Lebanese Man Proposes to Girlfriend Aboard MEA Flight

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Jack Sibilian, a Lebanese young man, popped the question and surprised his girlfriend, Sarin Aydenjian, aboard a Middle East Airlines flight that was heading to Armenia.... Read full article

CNN: Lebanon, The Mediterranean's unlikely surf destination

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Off the Mediterranean coast of Lebanon lies a seaside town that locals call the "7-kilometer playground." Known for its sandy beaches, the ancient beach town Jiyeh is a rarity along the country's long, rocky coastline.... Read full article

Aoun, Hariri Ink First Law Restoring Lebanese Citizenship to Expatriates

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President Michel Aoun and Prime Minister Saad Hariri inked on Thursday the first law allowing expatriates to regain the Lebanese nationality.... Read full article

Lebanese build biggest inhabitable Cross in the Middle East

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The Ijdabra Cross rises as a powerful witness of faith in the war torn Middle East. When the cross is complete, the Church of St Saba, Ijdabra, in Northern Lebanon will have the largest inhabitable cross in the Middle East.... Read full article

Aussie jihadists captured in Lebanon

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Three men believed to be Australian Islamic State jihadists have been captured at gunpoint in Lebanon. The Australian-Lebanese dual nationals were arrested in Beirut after a series of raids conducted earlier this week by the Lebanese Army & Hezbollah... Read full article

Report: France to Provide Lebanon with Military Aid

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French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian is expected to visit Beirut in the next days, amid reports that France will provide Lebanon with military assistance after Saudi Arabia halted its grant last year, the pan-Arab al-Hayat reported on Friday.... Read full article

Lebanese Government Offers Reward for Information on IS-Held Troops

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The council of ministers decided during its session on Friday to offer a reward for information leading to unveiling the fate of nine Lebanese soldiers held hostage by the Islamic State group since 2014.... Read full article

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