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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

Protesters clash with police over garbage crisis

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Police forcibly dispersed Wednesday a small group of demonstrators protesting in Downtown Beirut over the government’s delay in solving the national garbage crisis, as the environment minister announced he would need at least until next Tuesday ...... Read full article

Army Closes in on Asir Mosque Complex, Military Death Toll Reaches 12

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The Lebanese army closed in on Monday on the complex of Salafist cleric Sheikh Ahmed al-Asir's mosque in the southern city of Sidon in an attempt to arrest him for attacking the military and leaving 12 soldiers dead.... 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

War is a million miles away when the Lebanese begin to party

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Beirut notebook: Vodka, Christian Louboutin shoes and nose jobs – there's a side to Lebanon you don't often hear about... Read full article

Beirut rebuilt its downtown after the civil war. Now it’s got everything except people.

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BEIRUT — Not so long ago, the historic downtown of Beirut was a wasteland of scorched buildings and rubble. Lebanon’s civil war, which ended in 1990, destroyed an area known for its picturesque Mediterranean vistas and Roman and Mamluk ruins... Read full article

Five Lebanese soldiers killed in battles with militants

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BAALBEK, Lebanon: Lebanese troops, backed by heavy artillery and helicopter gunships, battled Syria-based jihadis on Lebanon’s northeastern border Friday, killing at least 18 militants and losing five soldiers.... Read full article

Aoun on Army Day: Lebanon Fully Prepared to Confront Terrorism

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President Michel Aoun assured on Tuesday that Lebanon's military and security institutions are “fully prepared” to confront all forms of terrorism.... Read full article

Man “beats” wife at Beirut’s women’s rights race

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BEIRUT - A violent scene erupted Sunday during the Beirut Marathon Association’s Women’s Race when a man started “beating” a woman as thousands of other females raced for women’s right.... Read full article

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