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ISIS Destroys 5th Century Assyrian Monastery in Syria

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Photos posted on ISIS social media sites show the destruction of Mar Elian monastery in Qaryatain, Syria, which is near Homs. Qaryatain fell to ISIS on August 6. An estimated 1,400 Syriac Orthodox and 400 Syriac Catholic Assyrians lived in Qaryatain ... Read full article

SBS Radio to broadcast all 64 matches of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ in multiple languages

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With just eight days to go until the biggest* single sporting event in the world, SBS Radio is set to broadcast all 64 matches of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ live and free via the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ and SBS Radio apps. ... Read full article

Egypt’s army gives Mursi the boot

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Egypt will see a new President sworn in Thursday to oversee a transition to early elections after a dramatic four days that saw the country’s first freely elected president, Islamist Mohammad Mursi, swept from power in a swift military coup.... Read full article

Beirut is home to the world’s No. 8 best restaurant

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Monocle magazine’s annual Restaurant Awards are out and the only restaurant in the Middle East to be selected among the world’s top 50 is Lebanon’s acclaimed lunchtime eatery Tawlet, which got an impressive ranking as No. 8 in the world.... Read full article

Schoolkids Bonus July payments have started

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The second instalment of the Schoolkids Bonus is currently being paid to eligible families to help lighten the load of mid-year school expenses.... Read full article

Lebanon Opens Its Borders To Receive The 5000 Assyrian Christians Fleeing From ISIS

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Assyrian Christians fleeing the Islamic State ISIS are now welcome to take refuge in Lebanon because their humanitarian case is exceptional, Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk said.... Read full article

Egypt’s Cinema Veteran Nour El-Sherif Dies At 69

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Egypt mourns the loss of one of its most esteemed actors, Nour El-Sherif, who has passed away on Tuesday at the age of 69 after putting up a battle with illness, state-owned MENA reported.... Read full article

Missile Lands in Lebanon during Israel-Iran Flare-Up in Syria

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A missile landed in south Lebanon during a major military flare-up between Israeli, Iranian and Syrian forces in Syria overnight, Lebanon's National News Agency said.... Read full article

Six Lebanese killed in Damascus bus blast

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A bomb ripped through a bus carrying Lebanese Shiite pilgrims in Damascus Sunday, killing at least six people and wounding up to 20, in an attack linked to the ongoing war between Hezbollah and Islamist militants who have vowed to punish the party ... Read full article

Iraq Calls on U.S. to Review 'Wrong' Travel Ban as Parliament Urges Tit-for-Tat Move

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Baghdad called Monday for the United States to review its "wrong decision" to prevent Iraqis from entering the country as parliament backed reciprocal restrictions if Washington does not change course.... Read full article

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