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Dr Jamal Rifi named 2015 Australian Father of the Year

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The prestigious 2015 Australian Father of the Year Award has been awarded to Dr Jamal Rif in honour of his devotion to his family, his commitment to his profession and his strong personal efforts to build understanding between Muslim and non-Muslim..... Read full article

Saida (Sidon)

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SAIDA (SIDON, SAIDON) is said to mean "fishing", and even today fishermen moor their boats in the small picturesque port. Sidon was the third great Phoenician city-state, rivaling Byblos and Tyre as a naval power. In Darius' time...... Read full article

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

Jessica Kahawaty

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Jessica Michelle Kahawaty is a beauty pageant titleholder from Lebanon and Australia, and is currently the face of Maybelline Cosmetics in Asia and India. Jessica is currently finishing a combined degree of Bachelor of Laws and Business...... Read full article

Elie Chamas

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Married to Clair Becharra and has 4 children: Tony, Rita, Karim and Nabil. Back in Lebanon, he had an association with the Australian Embassy in Beirut providing services to it during the war.... Read full article

"إفتتاح مهرجانات الأرز الدولية… أول أوبريت لـ “أم الزمن

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في إيماءة حب واعتزاز برمز الوطن قدم 12 فنانا لبنانيا من مختلف الأطياف أوبريت ضخم ليلة أمس السبت، بعنوان (الأرزة) في افتتاح مهرجانات الأرز الدولية.... Read full article

Did you know the following about Lebanon?

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The name Lebanon comes from the Semitic root lbn, meaning “white”, likely a reference to the snow-capped Mount Lebanon. Occurrences of the name have been found in texts from the library of Ebla, which date to the third millennium BC...... Read full article

Unmarried couples not welcome in Lebanese hotels…unless they’re foreign

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Want to embark on a weekend getaway with your significant other? Remove yourself from Beirut’s traffic, smog and horns, and relax on the terrace of a mountaintop resort? Well, if you’re Lebanese and not hitched, you are probably out of luck...... Read full article

Daisy Gegeon Mir

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Daizy was born born in Kousba, Lebanon and migrated here at the age of 5 with her parents. She completed a Bachelor of History and Political Science degree at the University of NSW.... Read full article

Dr Labeeb Isaac McGuire

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Was born in 1924 and has lived in Australia all his life. His father bought a woolbroking firm named McGuire Bros. in Goulbourn and thus the name Muffarrij became McGuire. He grew up in Queensland where he went to high school.... Read full article

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