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From Beirut to Boston: The Utter Americanness of Khalil Gibran

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He was an immigrant child from Lebanon who passed through Ellis Island and became America’s best-selling poet. His story is America’s story.... Read full article

Egypt military gives political forces 48 hours to resolve crisis

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If no mutually-acceptable solution to crisis is reached within next 48 hours, military will step in with 'roadmap' for Egypt's political future... 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

EU hits Google with record €2.4bn euro antitrust fine

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The European Union’s competition watchdog has slapped a record 2.42 billion euro ($2.72 billion) fine on internet giant Google for breaching antitrust rules with its online shopping service.... Read full article

Jeita Grotto

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Millions of years were captured in drops of water. Jeita Grotto, one of the most marvelous natural wonders in the Middle-East, in spacious greenery. The road leading to the caverns is carved in the mountains and surrounded with trees. ... Read full article

Ex Australian FM blasts Israeli “cruel occupation” of Palestinian land

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Former Australian foreign minister Bob Carr has spoken out against Israel’s “cruel” and “foul” occupation of Palestinian land, and its “ruinous path” in rejecting the creation of a state of Palestine.... Read full article

Australian woman jailed in Abu Dhabi over Facebook post

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An Australian woman has been jailed in Abu Dhabi, pending her deportation, for a cyber-crime offence after she posted a picture of a car parked across two disabled parking spaces outside her apartment.... Read full article

My big fat Lebanese wedding

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GROWING up, I never dreamt about an extravagant wedding. I didn’t play “weddings” with my sisters or have a scrap book full of magazine cut outs and drawings of my dream wedding dress.... Read full article

Egypt Jet Hijacker Says was Shot Fighting Israeli Troops in Lebanon

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An Egyptian hijacker who is fighting his extradition from Cyprus claimed Thursday that he had been wounded in an attack on the Israeli army in Lebanon.... Read full article

Blast hits Italian consulate in Cairo: AFP journalist

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Cairo (AFP) - A powerful blast hit the Italian consulate in the Egyptian capital on Saturday, wounding two policemen and three passers-by, an AFP correspondent at the scene reported.... Read full article

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