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Parramatta is friends with Lebanon

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LEBANON will soon be mates with Parramatta through a goodwill agreement being set up by Lord Mayor Paul Garrard. At last week’s council meeting, Cr Garrard put forward his scheme to set up the agreement between Lebanese village associations...... Read full article

Lebanon awaits true independence

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Monday marks the passing of another year of independent Lebanon. Flags will be waved, banners unfurled, wreaths laid & military parades performed. For nearly seven decades, Nov 22 has managed to unite all factions in observation of Independence Day.... Read full article

Top 5 Lebanese bakeries that will blow your mind in Bankstown

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FROM traditional flat breads to sweet and sticky baklava, lovers of baked goods are spoiled for choice in the Bankstown area.... Read full article

Jounieh Floating Island

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The first floating island in the world was designed and is currently being constructed in Lebanon. Jounieh Floating Island Resort is the first floating island in the world based on the Dhow-4 technology, it is expected to be at sea in summer 2015... 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

Father who raised his 3 young girls after their mother died of breast cancer shares the lessons ...

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Joseph Wakim has raised three daughters after his wife died of cancer. Grace, Michelle and Joy were all under 11 when their mum died in 2003. Mr Wakim raised them solo despite pushes to get help to cook and clean...... Read full article

Jet ski campaign sparks racism row

by Stefanie Menezes on

A national Australian-Lebanese group has called on New South Wales Maritime to change a jet ski safety awareness campaign, which it says discriminates against ethnic communities and encourages racial profiling.... 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

Afraid of Visiting Lebanon? Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Be

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THE U.S. IMMIGRATION OFFICER asked me where I had flown in from. “Lebanon,” I replied. “It’s pretty dangerous over there,” he remarked. “Actually, it’s not,” I countered. “They were some of the nicest people I’ve ever met.”... Read full article

Five Reasons to Visit Beirut

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While the rest of the region has been caught up in the turmoil of the Arab Spring, democratic, cosmopolitan Lebanon has been a haven of calm. Local sectarian politics, so often at trigger's edge, seem to be in a quiescent phase, allowing visitors...... Read full article

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