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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

Beirut rebuilt its downtown after the civil war. Now it’s got everything except people.

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BEIRUT — Not so long ago, the historic downtown of Beirut was a wasteland of scorched buildings and rubble. Lebanon’s civil war, which ended in 1990, destroyed an area known for its picturesque Mediterranean vistas and Roman and Mamluk ruins... Read full article

Australian Army Archives Reveal Pre-Independence Lebanon In Rare 1941 Footage

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In what may be a super rare find, this gem of a video appeared before me on YouTube. Not only does it depict Lebanon’s Cedar ski slopes in 1941 but the low number of views makes it all the more worthwhile.... Read full article

Australian Lebanese ANZACS

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Anzac Day, 25 April, is one of Australia’s most important national occasions. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.... 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

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

From Beirut to Boston: The Utter Americanness of Khalil Gibran

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He was an immigrant child from Lebanon who passed through Ellis Island and became America’s best-selling poet. His story is America’s story.... Read full article

Egypt billionare offers to buy Med island for refugees

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Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris has offered to buy an island off Greece or Italy and develop it to help hundreds of thousands of people fleeing from Syria and other conflicts.... Read full article

Detective Ghassan saves the day in Lebanon!

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5 year old cancer survivor Ghassan plays in this all-star, action packed movie thanks to Tamanna.... Read full article

What Makes The Lebanese Work And Lebanon Not Work?

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The environment makes all the difference, writes Tommy Weir, founder of the Emerging Markets Leadership Center.... Read full article

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