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Sisi to Unveil 'New Suez Canal' as Egypt Makes History

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President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Thursday inaugurates a "new" Suez Canal in a historic moment of national pride, as Egypt seeks to boost its economy and international standing.... Read full article

Five Reasons to Visit Beirut

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While the rest of the region has been caught up in the turmoil of the Arab Spring, democratic, cosmopolitan Lebanon has been a haven of calm. Local sectarian politics, so often at trigger's edge, seem to be in a quiescent phase, allowing visitors...... Read full article

ISIS Destroys 5th Century Assyrian Monastery in Syria

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Photos posted on ISIS social media sites show the destruction of Mar Elian monastery in Qaryatain, Syria, which is near Homs. Qaryatain fell to ISIS on August 6. An estimated 1,400 Syriac Orthodox and 400 Syriac Catholic Assyrians lived in Qaryatain ... Read full article

Facebook cited in 20% of U.S divorces‏

by Richard Adams (The Guardian) on

When Facebook gets involved, relationships can quickly fall apart – as Hosni Mubarak and Muammar Gaddafi have discovered. But dictatorships are not the only ties being dissolved by social networking sites: now Facebook is increasingly being blamed...... Read full article

ST MARON CAVE, HERMEL

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The monastery, carved out of rock near the source of the Orontes (Assi) River, has been in decline for many years, as natural forces and shepherds seeking shelter from winter storms have taken their toll. ... 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

Lebanon in HDR

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Over the past 7 years, I have been photographing my love for Lebanon. I began experimenting with HDR photography and achieved pretty great results, especially with Lebanese landscapes. ... Read full article

Record Number of Visitors to Lebanon

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Lebanon welcomed just over two million tourists in the first 11 months of this year, a record number despite months of political tensions between the two main ruling camps, according to tourism ministry figures released Monday.... Read full article

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

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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

أقدم عشر مدن في التاريخ.. 3 منها لبنانية

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تقع غالبية المدن القديمة في التاريخ في الوطن العربي، خصوصًا في بلاد الشام، وما زالت موجودة حتى الآن منذ آلاف السنين... Read full article

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