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Growing Up As A Lebanese American

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My name is Krista Abboud, and I'm a 25 year old female Lebanese-American. Both of my parents were born and raised in Lebanon. Taking that a bit further, everyone in my family was also born and raised there.... Read full article

Arab Film Festival Australia 2013

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The 10th Arab Film Festival Australia will share the stories & culture of the Arab world with the Australian audience with an impressive program of six feature films & five short films from 10 countries. The festival will run from 27 June to 14 July... Read full article

Lebanese descended from Biblical Canaanites: genetic study

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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

"إفتتاح مهرجانات الأرز الدولية… أول أوبريت لـ “أم الزمن

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في إيماءة حب واعتزاز برمز الوطن قدم 12 فنانا لبنانيا من مختلف الأطياف أوبريت ضخم ليلة أمس السبت، بعنوان (الأرزة) في افتتاح مهرجانات الأرز الدولية.... Read full article

Phoenician or Arab? Lebanon's Never-ending Debate

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"I am a Phoenician, not an Arab," asserts 20-year-old Lebanese student Rebecca Yazbeck when asked to define her identity, with nothing more than conviction to back her claim. But fellow Lebanese Shehade Seqlawi feels differently.... Read full article

Same-Sex Marriage- There’s more to it than you think

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Rational debate on the impact of allowing same-sex marriage is being denied to ordinary Australians because those with opposing views fear being labelled as ‘homophobic’ or a ’right-wing extremist’ & potentially face attacks on their business or ...... Read full article

Sydney & Melbourne Are Among The Top 20 Safest Cities In The World

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The Economist’s Intelligence Unit has released a ranking of the safest major cities in the world, and Tokyo comes out on top.... Read full article

Oscars: Lebanon Selects 'Void' for Foreign-Language Category

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The film is the second submission from screenwriter Georges Khabbaz and has taken a slew of awards in the country.... Read full article

Did you know the following about Lebanon?

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The name Lebanon comes from the Semitic root lbn, meaning “white”, likely a reference to the snow-capped Mount Lebanon. Occurrences of the name have been found in texts from the library of Ebla, which date to the third millennium BC...... Read full article

Check out what happened in Beirut !!

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مذهل ما حصل في بيروت - شاهدوا هذا الاداء غير المتوقع... Read full article

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