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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

Pride of Australia: Dr Jamal Rifi named as finalist in Fair Go medal

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Dr Rifi moved to Australia to study medicine in 1984. Ever since, he has worked hard to build bridges between the Muslim and non-Muslim communities, founding several organisations including Muslim Doctors Against Violence.... Read full article

New Iraqi ambassador in Canberra

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ELEANOR HALL: The Iraqi embassy is due to be reopened in Canberra today. It closed in March last year at the start of the war with the United States. But now Iraqi representation is back in Canberra with the new ambassador, Ghanim Al Shibli.... Read full article

Letter from Bishop Antoine-Charbel Tarabay to the Prime Minister of Australia and the Premier of NSW

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Letter from Bishop Antoine-Charbel Tarabay, Maronite Bishop of Australia, addressed to The Honourable Tony Abbott MP, Prime Minister of Australia, and The Honourable Mike Baird MP, Premier of NSW... Read full article

Sacred statue of the Virgin Mary decapitated in disgraceful attack on Catholic church

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'This was a symbol of our Christianity': Sacred statue of the Virgin Mary decapitated in disgraceful attack on Catholic church.... Read full article

Jbeil (Byblos)

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Byblos: The name originated from 'biblion', that is book. The word 'bible' is derived from the Greek 'ta b blia', which means 'the books'. Byblos is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world. According to Phoenician tradition, Byblos was...... Read full article

El Emigrante, a statue commemorates the Lebanese people who have settled in Australia

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Lebanese migrants have been settling in Australia from the mid-19th century. By the 1880s sizeable numbers of Lebanese people were finding homes in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide.... Read full article

Jezzine جزين, Lebanon

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Jezzine is a town in Lebanon, located 22 km (14 mi) from Sidon and 40 km (25 mi) south of Beirut. It is the capital of Jezzine District. Surrounded by mountain peaks, pine forests (like the Bkassine Pine Forest)...... 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

Street coup for Australian Kfarsghab Association

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THERE’S a Parramatta Rd in the Lebanese village of Kfarsghab and now Parramatta is set to return the favour. Parramatta Council is considering renaming Amos St, east of Good St, Kfarsghab Pl in recognition of the ties our city has...... Read full article

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