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Lebanese Independence Day

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The Lebanese Independence Day, on November 22, 1943, is a national day celebrated in remembrance of the liberation from the French Mandate which was exercised over Lebanese soil for over 23 years.... Read full article

Harissa to become nature reserve

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Caretaker Environment Minister Nazem Khoury announced Thursday that the Harissa Mountain area in Jounieh would be converted into a nature reserve in cooperation with the Maronite Patriarchate and the Jounieh Municipality.... 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

Early Results Emerge in Lebanon's Parliamentary Vote

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Preliminary results started emerging around midnight Monday after Lebanon voted in its first parliamentary elections in nine years.... Read full article

Turnbull Wants Zuckerburg to Answer Questions in Australia

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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull would "love" Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg to be grilled by Australian lawmakers, he said Thursday, in the wake of revelations the tech giant allowed Chinese smartphone makers access to user data.... Read full article

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

Parliamentary Election Turnout 49 Percent, Says Mashnouq

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Less than half of Lebanon's electorate voted in Sunday's general elections, according to a provisional turnout figure of 49.2 percent announced by Interior Minister Nouhad al-Mashnouq.... Read full article

2 Israeli Troops Killed, 7 Hurt in Hizbullah Operation in Shebaa

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Two Israeli soldiers were killed and seven wounded on Wednesday in a Hizbullah attack on a military convoy in the occupied Shebaa Farms.... Read full article

From Beirut to Boston: The Utter Americanness of Khalil Gibran

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He was an immigrant child from Lebanon who passed through Ellis Island and became America’s best-selling poet. His story is America’s story.... Read full article

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

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