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Australia Day honours: Abla Amad, Melbourne restaurateur recognised in Australia Day awards

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When Lebanese immigrant Abla Amad opened her own restaurant in Melbourne's cosmopolitan Carlton in 1979, she wanted to introduce the community to authentic food she cooked for her family at home.... Read full article

The Sensational Architecture of the Strangest Village in Lebanon

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Follow the road meandering through endless olive tree fields. Ask for directions again and again from old men chatting on the side of the road at an Abi Nasr cafe. Make a detour through Ehden, and you'll reach what looks on first sight like a typical... Read full article

Mother Constance Basha

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She immigrated to Australia in 1972 to join the Maronite Sisters of the Holy Family. Upon her arrival she was went to Saint Maroun in Redfern. A few months later she moved to Our Lady of Lebanon church in Harris Park...... Read full article

Daniella Rahme

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Daniella Rahme is a beauty Pageant title holder. In May last year she was crowned Miss Lebanon Australia 2009. Part of her duties were to represent the lebanese Australian community in the Miss Lebanon Emigrant 2010 Beauty Pageant held in Beirut...... Read full article

Miss Lebanon Australia shows off new Arab woman

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To some it might appear to be just a beauty contest, but for the Arabic community the Miss Lebanon Australia Beauty Pageant is also playing an important role in breaking down stereotypes about culture and religion.... Read full article

Lebanese-Canadian Named BMW’s New Designer

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The Lebanon-born Canadian designer Karim Habib has been named by BMW to lead the design of its brand cars starting June 1. Habib, 42, has joined the BMW team in 1998, followed by a brief stint with Mercedes-Benz but returned to BMW...... 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

EU hits Google with record €2.4bn euro antitrust fine

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The European Union’s competition watchdog has slapped a record 2.42 billion euro ($2.72 billion) fine on internet giant Google for breaching antitrust rules with its online shopping service.... Read full article

Facebook cited in 20% of U.S divorces‏

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When Facebook gets involved, relationships can quickly fall apart – as Hosni Mubarak and Muammar Gaddafi have discovered. But dictatorships are not the only ties being dissolved by social networking sites: now Facebook is increasingly being blamed...... Read full article

El Emigrante, a statue commemorates the Lebanese people who have settled in Australia

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Lebanese migrants have been settling in Australia from the mid-19th century. By the 1880s sizeable numbers of Lebanese people were finding homes in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide.... Read full article

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