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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

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

Deir el Qamar

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Deir el Qamar is a village in south-central Lebanon, five kilometres outside of Beiteddine, consisting of stone houses with red-tiled roofs. During the 16th to 18th centuries, Deir el Qamar was the residence of the governors of Lebanon.... Read full article

Spring hikes in Lebanon's blossoming nature

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All too often we get caught up in the fast paced city life of Beirut and forget to find time to escape into nature. Fortunately, Lebanon boasts incredible mountains, forests, rivers, waterfalls and lakes that are just waiting to bring us back...... Read full article

Anjar

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Anjar (Arabic: عنجر‎), also known as Haoush Mousa (Arabic: حوش موسى‎ / Ḥawsh Mūsá), is a town of Lebanon located in the Bekaa Valley. The population is 2,400, consisting almost entirely of Armenians.... Read full article

Google Looking to Future after 20 Years of Search

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Google celebrated its 20th birthday Monday, marking two decades in which it has grown from simply a better way to explore the internet to a search engine so woven into daily life its name has become a verb.... Read full article

History of the Maronites

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The Maronites are those Christians who gathered round a certain priest by the name of Maron and adopted his pattern of life. Maron left the city and made his abode on a mountain, intending thereby to leave behind the theological strife...... Read full article

From Colombia to Lebanon: Father Dario Escobar

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In his spartan hermitage several kilometres up a narrow footpath in northern Lebanon's Qadisha Valley, only one trait remains from Dario Escobar's previous life: a love of football. The 75-year-old recluse hails from a wealthy Colombian family...... Read full article

Caving In Lebanon

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Wade knee-deep in chilly water, getting yourself wet and dirty, while hiking, crawling, and sliding sideways through the Roueiss Cave in Akoura.... Read full article

Tyre

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Tyre is an ancient Phoenician city and the legendary birthplace of Europa and Elissa (Dido). Today it is the fourth largest city in Lebanon and houses one of the nation's major ports. Tourism is a major industry. ... Read full article

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