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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

30,000 Displaced from Iraq's Fallujah in 3 Days

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Fighting in the Iraqi city of Fallujah has displaced at least 30,000 people in three days, the Norwegian Refugee Council said Sunday, warning that a humanitarian disaster was unfolding.... Read full article

Six Lebanese killed in Damascus bus blast

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A bomb ripped through a bus carrying Lebanese Shiite pilgrims in Damascus Sunday, killing at least six people and wounding up to 20, in an attack linked to the ongoing war between Hezbollah and Islamist militants who have vowed to punish the party ... Read full article

Zgharta

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Zgharta, is a large town in North Lebanon, with an estimated population of around 70,000. Zgharta is about 150 metres above sea level and lies between the rivers of Jouit and Rashein ...... Read full article

Jeita Grotto

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Millions of years were captured in drops of water. Jeita Grotto, one of the most marvelous natural wonders in the Middle-East, in spacious greenery. The road leading to the caverns is carved in the mountains and surrounded with trees. ... Read full article

Baalbek

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Baalbeck, Lebanon's greatest Roman treasure, can be counted among the wonders of the ancient world. The largest and most noble Roman temples ever built, they are also among the best preserved.... Read full article

Salam 'Won't Accept or Reject' Kataeb Ministers Resignation

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The resignations of Kataeb Party's ministers Sejaan Qazzi and Alain Hakim will remain unofficial, similarly to that of Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi, due to Prime Minister Tammam Salam's keenness on the coherence of his government, a media report said... Read full article

Saida (Sidon)

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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

Kfarsghab

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Kfarsghab, is a village located in the Zgharta District in the North Governorate of Lebanon. It is situated in the Valley of Qadisha, which is considered a holy and spiritual place in Eastern Christianity.... Read full article

Iraq Calls on U.S. to Review 'Wrong' Travel Ban as Parliament Urges Tit-for-Tat Move

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Baghdad called Monday for the United States to review its "wrong decision" to prevent Iraqis from entering the country as parliament backed reciprocal restrictions if Washington does not change course.... Read full article

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