Articles in Iraqi Community, Cities, Towns & Villages, Religion, People, Travel, Technology, Prominent Lebanese and Local News

Lebanon thwarts a bomb attack to blow up an Etihad flight bound to Lebanon from Sydney

on

A plot to blow up a plane with explosives hidden inside a large Barbie doll and a meat grinder was foiled by Lebanon's security services.... Read full article

Lebanon ranks 136th in the world in the 2014 corruption perceptions index

on

Lebanon ranked 136th in the world in Transparency International’s 2014 Corruption Perceptions Index, slipping as such from the 127th place it occupied in the year 2013. In fact, Lebanon’s index score fell to 27 in the year 2014, down from 28 in 2013... Read full article

Deir el Qamar

on

Deir el Qamar is a village in south-central Lebanon, five kilometres outside of Beiteddine, consisting of stone houses with red-tiled roofs. During the 16th to 18th centuries, Deir el Qamar was the residence of the governors of Lebanon.... Read full article

The world's largest flag - The Lebanese Flag

on

A giant Lebanese flag, said to be the largest in the world, will be unfurled in Beirut next month, Lebanon’s ambassador to Kuwait has said.... Read full article

Tripoli bombing suspect arrested, death toll rises to 47

by The Daily Star on

TRIPOLI, Lebanon: The death toll from twin car bombs in the northern city of Tripoli rose to 47 Saturday, as a suspect linked to the blasts was arrested overnight.... Read full article

Lebanese descended from Biblical Canaanites: genetic study

on

Modern day Lebanese people are largely descended from an ancient tribe ordered to be annihilated or forced from the land in the Bible. The Canaanites, who according to the Old Testament occupied the Jewish Promised Land, were largely conquered ...... Read full article

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

on

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

A third of Lebanon firms face requests for bribes

by The Daily Star on

The World Bank’s Enterprise Survey on bribery in public institutions and administrations shows that 19.2 percent of firms operating Lebanon experience at least one bribe payment request when applying for an electricity license, a water connection...... Read full article

New Iraqi ambassador in Canberra

by Alison Caldwell on

ELEANOR HALL: The Iraqi embassy is due to be reopened in Canberra today. It closed in March last year at the start of the war with the United States. But now Iraqi representation is back in Canberra with the new ambassador, Ghanim Al Shibli.... Read full article

Saida (Sidon)

on

SAIDA (SIDON, SAIDON) is said to mean "fishing", and even today fishermen moor their boats in the small picturesque port. Sidon was the third great Phoenician city-state, rivaling Byblos and Tyre as a naval power. In Darius' time...... Read full article

Advertisement