Articles in Maronite Church and Local News

Lebanese army Begins Offensive against IS on Syria Border

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The Lebanese army announced Saturday the start of an offensive against the Islamic State (IS) group close to the Syrian border in the east of the country, where jihadists have been operating for several years.... Read full article

Violent storm disrupts Beirut flights, schools ordered shut

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BEIRUT/TRIPOLI/SIDON: A powerful storm with violent winds and heavy hail and rainfall ripped through Lebanon Tuesday, halting air traffic at Beirut airport and prompting the government to order the closure of schools across the country.... Read full article

Australia Day honours: Abla Amad, Melbourne restaurateur recognised in Australia Day awards

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When Lebanese immigrant Abla Amad opened her own restaurant in Melbourne's cosmopolitan Carlton in 1979, she wanted to introduce the community to authentic food she cooked for her family at home.... Read full article

The world's largest flag - The Lebanese Flag

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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

Lebanon Sinks Old Tanks to Create Underwater Dive 'Park'

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Lebanese environmentalists on Saturday sank 10 old tanks and armored vehicles to the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea in a novel attempt to attract divers and create new habitats for marine life.... Read full article

عاجل وبالصور: بدء عملية نقل تمثال القديس شربل (الأكبر في العالم) من جونية الى منطقة فاريا في لبنان

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في حدث فريد من نوعه سيشهده لبنان، سيرتفع اكبر تمثال في العالم للقديس شربل ( ٢٧ مترا و٤٠ طنا) على مرتفع جرد فاريا الى جانب الصليب الكبير.... Read full article

Report: France to Provide Lebanon with Military Aid

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French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian is expected to visit Beirut in the next days, amid reports that France will provide Lebanon with military assistance after Saudi Arabia halted its grant last year, the pan-Arab al-Hayat reported on Friday.... Read full article

CNN: Lebanon, The Mediterranean's unlikely surf destination

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Off the Mediterranean coast of Lebanon lies a seaside town that locals call the "7-kilometer playground." Known for its sandy beaches, the ancient beach town Jiyeh is a rarity along the country's long, rocky coastline.... Read full article

Army Destroys Militant Car in Arsal-Ras Baalbek Outskirts

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The Lebanese army destroyed Thursday a car carrying extremist militants in an area between the outskirts of the northern border towns of Arsal and Ras Baalbek, state-run National News Agency reported.... Read full article

Rahaf Abdalla crowned Miss Lebanon 2010

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Rahaf Abdallah, a 22-year old business management student, beat 15 other contestants to be crowned Miss Lebanon 2010 during the pageant that was held Friday night and organized by LBC.... Read full article

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