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Lebanon to Begin Offshore Oil Exploration

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Lebanon's outgoing energy minister said Tuesday that the first phase of oil and gas exploration off the country's coast has begun.... Read full article

Record Number of Visitors to Lebanon

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Lebanon welcomed just over two million tourists in the first 11 months of this year, a record number despite months of political tensions between the two main ruling camps, according to tourism ministry figures released Monday.... Read full article

Samsung pays Apple $1 Billion sending 30 trucks full of 5 cent coins

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This morning more than 30 trucks filled with 5-cent coins arrived at Apple’s headquarters in California. Initially, the security company that protects the facility said the trucks were in the wrong place...... 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

Oyoun Orghosh

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Situated on the eastern side of Qornet es-Sawda and only 25 kilometers away from The Cedars, this beautiful area surrounded by rough mountain hills is full of ponds and springs (oyoun). ... Read full article

Apple hiring experts to make iWatch, report says

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APPLE has reportedly started hiring a team of experts to help it take the iWatch from a much-rumoured product to a reality.... Read full article

Lebanese Army Slowly Crushing Extremists near Syria Border

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In a remote corner of Lebanon near the border with Syria, Lebanese troops have been quietly making steady progress, fighting against Islamic extremists holed up in the rugged mountains.... Read full article

Truly sad how Lebanese Graduates are handling post graduation

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Each student waits for that moment in the graduation ceremony when he/she throws the cap up in the air! That could be the happiest moment of a student’s life so far, but then what? ... Read full article

Beirut ranks 181 st in world in quality of living

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Beirut’s quality of living ranked in 181st place globally and 15th in the Middle East and North Afrcia, according to the 2015 Mercer Consulting survey, which surveyed living standards in 230 cities worldwide and 24 cities in the region.... 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

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