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Jbeil (Byblos)

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Byblos: The name originated from 'biblion', that is book. The word 'bible' is derived from the Greek 'ta b blia', which means 'the books'. Byblos is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world. According to Phoenician tradition, Byblos was...... Read full article

Sacred statue of the Virgin Mary decapitated in disgraceful attack on Catholic church

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'This was a symbol of our Christianity': Sacred statue of the Virgin Mary decapitated in disgraceful attack on Catholic church.... Read full article

Baalbek

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Baalbeck, Lebanon's greatest Roman treasure, can be counted among the wonders of the ancient world. The largest and most noble Roman temples ever built, they are also among the best preserved.... Read full article

Jezzine جزين, Lebanon

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Jezzine is a town in Lebanon, located 22 km (14 mi) from Sidon and 40 km (25 mi) south of Beirut. It is the capital of Jezzine District. Surrounded by mountain peaks, pine forests (like the Bkassine Pine Forest)...... Read full article

Pride of Australia: Dr Jamal Rifi named as finalist in Fair Go medal

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Dr Rifi moved to Australia to study medicine in 1984. Ever since, he has worked hard to build bridges between the Muslim and non-Muslim communities, founding several organisations including Muslim Doctors Against Violence.... Read full article

Lebanon and the Sydney International Food Festival

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Last year, the Sydney International Food Festival’s World Chef Showcase was one hell of a treat. Inspiring figures of the world’s culinary scene gathered in our beautiful city and spoke about the one thing that really unites the world: food.... Read full article

Jaj

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Jaj is a mountainous village in the Jbeil District of Mount Lebanon Governorate, Lebanon. It is 68 kilometers north of Beirut. Jaj has an average elevation of 1,220 meters above sea level and a total land area of 1,174 hectares.... Read full article

Zahle

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Zahle; is the capital of Beqaa, Lebanon. With around 140,000 inhabitants, it is the third largest city in Lebanon. Zahle is called the bride of the Bekaa Valley. It is famous for its clean air, its resorts & its food.... Read full article

Prestons couple to be married by Microsoft

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A Prestons groom-to-be will organise his wedding using only the internet after winning a Microsoft competition. Michael Najm & his fiancee Jenny Romero, were the winners of the computer giant’s social experiment known as the ‘Microsoft Marry Me’...... Read full article

Deir el Qamar

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Deir el Qamar is a village in south-central Lebanon, five kilometres outside of Beiteddine, consisting of stone houses with red-tiled roofs. During the 16th to 18th centuries, Deir el Qamar was the residence of the governors of Lebanon.... Read full article

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