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11 Reasons to Visit Lebanon

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To experience a country of four seasons. Two extreme seasons can even be experienced on the same day by skiing on the mountains and enjoying a swim on the famous beaches along the coast.... Read full article

Chouwen

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Adventures in Lebanon will take you to hike & swim in the splendid wild nature of Jannet Chouwen valley and river, located in Ftouh Keserwan and 40 Km away from Beirut on an altitude of 600 m.... Read full article

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

Taanayel Village ,Tana-ïl

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South-east of Shtoura, just a few kilometers from Zahleh and forty-eight from Beirut, at 900 meters altitude, one finds an attractive corner of the Beqaa, Tana-ïl (Tana. the dragon, chaos, disorder, the cauldron, the cauldron of the God El), fi... 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

The Mseilha Fort, قلعة المسيلحة‎

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The Mseilha Fort قلعة المسيلحة‎, Qal‘at al-Msaylḥa is a fortification situated north of the city of Batroun in Lebanon. The current fort was built by Emir Fakhreddine II in the 17th century to guard the route from Tripoli to Beirut.... Read full article

Where to Go in Beirut

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Bistros, bars and cafes in the Badaro section beckon residents to forget their daily troubles.... 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

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

Jbeil Byblos - Jounieh Railway Opening 1942 (video)

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"AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL" - The Day Before The Opening Ceremony of The Beirut-Tripoli Railway. Location: Jounieh, Maameltien, Oukeibe, Naher Ibrahim, Al Fidar, JBEIL BYBLOS. Date: 19 December 1942 ... Read full article

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