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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

The Mseilha Fort, قلعة المسيلحة‎

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The Mseilha Fort قلعة المسيلحة‎, Qal‘at al-Msaylḥa is a fortification situated north of the city of Batroun in Lebanon. The current fort was built by Emir Fakhreddine II in the 17th century to guard the route from Tripoli to Beirut.... Read full article

Abraham River - نهر ابراهيم‎

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The Abraham River (Arabic: نهر ابراهيم‎, Nahr Ibrahim) also known as Adonis River, is a small river in the Mount Lebanon Governorate in Lebanon, with a length of about 14 mi (23 km). ... Read full article

Gemmayzeh

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Centered around Gouraud Street, Gemmayzeh is one of East Beirut’s most popular neighbourhoods. It is an enchanting area to enjoy a coffee or lunch or to stroll around along its authentic, traditional houses with mediterranean facades.... Read full article

Is this the end of shisha? New smoking laws may snuff out Middle Eastern water pipes in outdoor cafe

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LAWS banning smoking in outdoor dining areas from July 6 may spell the end of Parramatta’s popular shisha restaurants.... Read full article

Aitou - أيطو‎

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Aitou (also Ayto, Aytou, Aytu, Aïtou, Aito, Itoo, Arabic: أيطو‎) is a village located in the Zgharta District in the North Governorate of Lebanon. Its population is Maronite Catholic.... Read full article

What became of Beirut's 1960s jet-set playgrounds

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Beirut (CNN)For several decades the name "Beirut" has conjured images of devastation and danger. But not so long ago, it enjoyed a reputation as a playground for the world's most affluent tourists.... Read full article

Facebook cited in 20% of U.S divorces‏

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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

Introducing Sydneysiders to modern tarab – music that elates the soul

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For the first time in Sydney, classical Arabic music pieces are rearranged and performed with a modern touch to suit the Western ear. Highly acclaimed tarab musicians are presenting Middle Eastern music with an exciting and refreshing approach.... Read full article

CEDARS OF GOD, BCHARRE

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Located just eight kilometers from Bcharre, The Cedars is one of Lebanon’s most beautiful nature reserves and home to the oldesr Cedar Forest.... Read full article

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