Articles in Cities, Towns & Villages, Travel News, Local News and World News

Pope Benedict to resign on February 28

on

Pope Benedict XVI has announced he will resign on February 28, a Vatican spokesman says, which will make him the first pope to do so in centuries. "The Pope announced that he will leave his ministry at 8:00 pm on February 28... Read full article

One map shows how much trouble Qatar Airways may be in

on

As Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates sever diplomatic relations with Qatar, the nations have also closed their airspace to its neighbour.... Read full article

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

by Bill Wiatrak on

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

AirAsia flight QZ8501 from Indonesia to Singapore missing

on

An AirAsia flight travelling from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore has lost contact with air traffic control, the company has said.... Read full article

Lebanese descended from Biblical Canaanites: genetic study

on

Modern day Lebanese people are largely descended from an ancient tribe ordered to be annihilated or forced from the land in the Bible. The Canaanites, who according to the Old Testament occupied the Jewish Promised Land, were largely conquered ...... Read full article

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

on

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

Jbeil (Byblos)

on

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

Pope gives American Maronites youthful bishop

on

Vatican City, Jul 10, 2013 / 09:29 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has appointed a new bishop for one of only two Maronite Catholic territories in the United States, while also accepting the resignation of the current shepherd.... Read full article

Facebook Tests Steep Fees to Message Strangers

on

Facebook confirmed Friday it was dabbling with charging members as much as $100 to get messages to the inboxes of strangers such as social network co-founder and chief Mark Zuckerberg.... Read full article

U.S.-Led Strike in Syria Blocks IS Fighters Evacuated from Lebanon

on

The U.S.-led coalition has carried out an air strike to block Islamic State group fighters evacuated from Lebanon from reaching eastern Syria, its spokesman told the AFP news agency on Wednesday.... Read full article

Advertisement