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National Museum of Beirut

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The National Museum of Beirut currently exhibits 1300 artifacts from its collection of approximately 100,000 objects.The museum displays follow a chronological circuit beginning in Prehistory and ending in the Ottoman ...... Read full article

Saudi Billionaire Prince Al-Waleed Released as Graft Probe Winds Down

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Billionaire Saudi Prince Al-Waleed was released on Saturday after nearly three months in detention, a business associate told AFP, as a sweeping anti-corruption campaign targeting the kingdom's elite winds down.... Read full article

Jbeil Byblos - Jounieh Railway Opening 1942 (video)

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"AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL" - The Day Before The Opening Ceremony of The Beirut-Tripoli Railway. Location: Jounieh, Maameltien, Oukeibe, Naher Ibrahim, Al Fidar, JBEIL BYBLOS. Date: 19 December 1942 ... 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

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

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

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

Australia ranks in the top 10 of the 23 richest countries in the world

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Qatar, Luxembourg and Singapore: On top of sharing the particularity of being some of the smallest countries in the world, they are also the three richest countries in the world, according to an analysis by the Global Finance Magazine.... Read full article

Bsharri

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Bsharri is a Lebanese town at 1,650 m of altitude, near the Kadisha Valley. Bsharri is just under the Cedar forest and is the birthplace of the famous poet, painter and sculptor Khalil Gibran who now has a museum in the town to honor him...... Read full article

Missile Lands in Lebanon during Israel-Iran Flare-Up in Syria

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A missile landed in south Lebanon during a major military flare-up between Israeli, Iranian and Syrian forces in Syria overnight, Lebanon's National News Agency said.... Read full article

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