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Saint Rafqa

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Rafqa Pietra Choboq Ar-Rayès - رفقا بطرسيّة شبق ألريّس, June 29, 1832 – March 23, 1914, also known as Saint Rafka, is a Lebanese Maronite saint canonized by Pope John Paul II on June 10, 2001.... Read full article

Rise Above Lebanon (video)

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Commissioned by the Lebanese Ministry of Tourism, We spent 5 summer months filming Lebanon from Above, including its rural, urban, cultural touristic and historical location, as well as the amazing number of festivals.... Read full article

Did you know the following about Lebanon?

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The name Lebanon comes from the Semitic root lbn, meaning “white”, likely a reference to the snow-capped Mount Lebanon. Occurrences of the name have been found in texts from the library of Ebla, which date to the third millennium BC...... Read full article

Unmarried couples not welcome in Lebanese hotels…unless they’re foreign

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Want to embark on a weekend getaway with your significant other? Remove yourself from Beirut’s traffic, smog and horns, and relax on the terrace of a mountaintop resort? Well, if you’re Lebanese and not hitched, you are probably out of luck...... Read full article

Lebanon claims world's largest glass of wine

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Seeking to brush off its political troubles and burnish its reputation for good living, Lebanon claimed a record for the world's biggest glass of wine. Organizers of a wine festival in Beirut poured around one hundred bottles of Lebanese wine into...... Read full article

Beware! Radar in Lebanon is Everywhere!

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The speed limit goes into effect on Monday after radars have been installed on all Lebanon roads to trap traffic violators. The speed radars, which also include portable speed detectors, are able to detect several other types of traffic violations...... Read full article

Asia's Most Expensive City is Now Beirut

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Beirut has become the most expensive city in the Middle East this year. Lebanon’s capital, Beirut, is the 10th most expensive rental city in the world, compared with last year’s rank of 28.... Read full article

Jezzine جزين, Lebanon

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Jezzine is a town in Lebanon, located 22 km (14 mi) from Sidon and 40 km (25 mi) south of Beirut. It is the capital of Jezzine District. Surrounded by mountain peaks, pine forests (like the Bkassine Pine Forest)...... 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

Australian Lebanese ANZACS

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Anzac Day, 25 April, is one of Australia’s most important national occasions. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.... Read full article

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