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From Colombia to Lebanon: Father Dario Escobar

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In his spartan hermitage several kilometres up a narrow footpath in northern Lebanon's Qadisha Valley, only one trait remains from Dario Escobar's previous life: a love of football. The 75-year-old recluse hails from a wealthy Colombian family...... Read full article

History of the Maronites

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The Maronites are those Christians who gathered round a certain priest by the name of Maron and adopted his pattern of life. Maron left the city and made his abode on a mountain, intending thereby to leave behind the theological strife...... Read full article

Top 5 Lebanese bakeries that will blow your mind in Bankstown

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FROM traditional flat breads to sweet and sticky baklava, lovers of baked goods are spoiled for choice in the Bankstown area.... Read full article

Letter from Bishop Antoine-Charbel Tarabay to the Prime Minister of Australia and the Premier of NSW

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Letter from Bishop Antoine-Charbel Tarabay, Maronite Bishop of Australia, addressed to The Honourable Tony Abbott MP, Prime Minister of Australia, and The Honourable Mike Baird MP, Premier of NSW... Read full article

Beirut is home to the world’s No. 8 best restaurant

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Monocle magazine’s annual Restaurant Awards are out and the only restaurant in the Middle East to be selected among the world’s top 50 is Lebanon’s acclaimed lunchtime eatery Tawlet, which got an impressive ranking as No. 8 in the world.... Read full article

How staying single could actually improve your health

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"I never wanted to get married. Living single was my happily ever after," DePaulo, a psychologist at the University of California Santa Barbara and a pioneer for the single life, said at a TEDx Talk this spring.... Read full article

Religion in Lebanon

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Lebanon has several different main religions. The main two religions are Islam (Sunni and Shia) and Christianity (the Maronite Church, the Eastern Orthodox Church, the Armenian Apostolic Church, and the Assyrian Church of the East)...... Read full article

Don’t Date A Successful Arab Woman

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My mentor once told me there’s nothing that scares an Arab man more than a successful Arab woman who doesn’t have to depend on him.... Read full article

Dr Jamal Rifi named 2015 Australian Father of the Year

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The prestigious 2015 Australian Father of the Year Award has been awarded to Dr Jamal Rif in honour of his devotion to his family, his commitment to his profession and his strong personal efforts to build understanding between Muslim and non-Muslim..... Read full article

Study: Global Warming Will Make Veggies Harder to Find

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Global warming is expected to make vegetables significantly scarcer around the world, unless new growing practices and resilient crop varieties are adopted, researchers warned on Monday.... Read full article

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