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Tourist arrivals to Lebanon unhurt by trash crisis

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Jean Abboud, president of the Association of Travel and Tourism Agencies, denied claims that the trash crisis in Lebanon has discouraged tourists from coming to the country this summer.... Read full article

From Colombia to Lebanon: Father Dario Escobar

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In his spartan hermitage several kilometres up a narrow footpath in northern Lebanon's Qadisha Valley, only one trait remains from Dario Escobar's previous life: a love of football. The 75-year-old recluse hails from a wealthy Colombian family...... Read full article

Turnbull Wants Zuckerburg to Answer Questions in Australia

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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull would "love" Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg to be grilled by Australian lawmakers, he said Thursday, in the wake of revelations the tech giant allowed Chinese smartphone makers access to user data.... Read full article

Inc. Magazine lists Beirut as life-changing city

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Visiting these seven cities can change your life. That's how was entitled an article in the American magazine "Inc." in one of her recent issues.... Read full article

War is a million miles away when the Lebanese begin to party

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Beirut notebook: Vodka, Christian Louboutin shoes and nose jobs – there's a side to Lebanon you don't often hear about... Read full article

Saint Charbel Makhlouf

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St Charbel is the first saint to be canonized from the Lebanese Maronite Order (LMO). Not a great deal is known about his life, mainly because he lived a hidden life in the silence and solitude of his hermitage.... Read full article

Tourists to Lebanon up 17.8 percent in first 9 months

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BEIRUT: The number of incoming tourists to Lebanon totaled 1,694,662 in the first nine months of 2010, constituting an increase of 17.8 percent from 1,438,619 tourists in the same period last year, as reported by Byblos Bank’s Lebanon This Week.... Read full article

Saint Rafqa

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Rafqa Pietra Choboq Ar-Rayès - رفقا بطرسيّة شبق ألريّس, June 29, 1832 – March 23, 1914, also known as Saint Rafka, is a Lebanese Maronite saint canonized by Pope John Paul II on June 10, 2001.... Read full article

Record Number of Visitors to Lebanon

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Lebanon welcomed just over two million tourists in the first 11 months of this year, a record number despite months of political tensions between the two main ruling camps, according to tourism ministry figures released Monday.... Read full article

Beirut is 3rd Hottest destination for 2010... because of its Party People!

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According to the UK-based Mirror, Beirut is 3rd in the Top 10 Great escapes for 2010. Behind South Africa (guess why...) and the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean. Beirut has been selected as the 'PARTY PEOPLE' destination for 2010.... Read full article

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