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Here Are The Countries Where Young People Are Happiest

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Policies aimed at improving public health and well-being around the world often focus on infants and adults. But what about the people right in the middle?... Read full article

Lebanon to Begin Offshore Oil Exploration

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Lebanon's outgoing energy minister said Tuesday that the first phase of oil and gas exploration off the country's coast has begun.... Read full article

Would You Believe This Country’s Banks Have the Highest Cash Reserve Ratios in the World?

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Lebanon ranks only behind Switzerland in terms of gold reserves per person according to this chart below from The Economist.... Read full article

Samsung pays Apple $1 Billion sending 30 trucks full of 5 cent coins

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This morning more than 30 trucks filled with 5-cent coins arrived at Apple’s headquarters in California. Initially, the security company that protects the facility said the trucks were in the wrong place...... Read full article

THE 44 PLACES TO GO IN 2009 - Beirut Number #1

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With a recent (though perhaps tenuous) detente keeping the violence in check, the capital of Lebanon is poised to reclaim its title as the Paris of the Middle East.... Read full article

Rahi Voices Calls for 'Slimline Crisis Government'

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Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi called for the formation of a “slimline crisis government” to end the governmental “vacuum” and carry out reforms required by the CEDRE Conference, the National News Agency reported on Tuesday.... Read full article

Man “beats” wife at Beirut’s women’s rights race

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BEIRUT - A violent scene erupted Sunday during the Beirut Marathon Association’s Women’s Race when a man started “beating” a woman as thousands of other females raced for women’s right.... Read full article

Largest Statue of Saint Charbel Installed on Faraya Mountain

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Lebanon’s largest statue of St Charbel was installed in Faraya on top of the Mount of the Cross. The height of the sculpture is 23.3 meters, 9.30 meters in width & weighs 40 tons. ... Read full article

Australia Day honours: Abla Amad, Melbourne restaurateur recognised in Australia Day awards

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When Lebanese immigrant Abla Amad opened her own restaurant in Melbourne's cosmopolitan Carlton in 1979, she wanted to introduce the community to authentic food she cooked for her family at home.... Read full article

ISIS kidnaps 70 Christians in Syria: activists

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ISIS have abducted at least 70 Christians, including women and children, after overrunning a string of villages in northeastern Syria, activists and relatives said Tuesday.... Read full article

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