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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

Kfarsghab

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Kfarsghab, is a village located in the Zgharta District in the North Governorate of Lebanon. It is situated in the Valley of Qadisha, which is considered a holy and spiritual place in Eastern Christianity.... Read full article

New Iraqi ambassador in Canberra

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ELEANOR HALL: The Iraqi embassy is due to be reopened in Canberra today. It closed in March last year at the start of the war with the United States. But now Iraqi representation is back in Canberra with the new ambassador, Ghanim Al Shibli.... Read full article

Tripoli

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Tripoli (Trablous), 85 Km North of Beirut, has a special character all its own due to its historical wealth, relaxed lifestyle and thriving business climate, this is the city where modern and medieval blend easily into a lively ...... Read full article

Meet The Iraqi Refugee Who Tried To Repay Over $18,000 In Welfare Money After He Became A Success

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In 2009, Sam Eisho walked into the Centrelink office at Maroubra and tried to give the staff a cheque for more than $18,000. Told to line up at the end of the claims queue, he attempted to explain that he was there to pay back what he felt he owed.. ... Read full article

Bsharri

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Bsharri is a Lebanese town at 1,650 m of altitude, near the Kadisha Valley. Bsharri is just under the Cedar forest and is the birthplace of the famous poet, painter and sculptor Khalil Gibran who now has a museum in the town to honor him...... Read full article

Jeita Grotto

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Millions of years were captured in drops of water. Jeita Grotto, one of the most marvelous natural wonders in the Middle-East, in spacious greenery. The road leading to the caverns is carved in the mountains and surrounded with trees. ... Read full article

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

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

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