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Miss Israel-Miss Lebanon Selfie Sparks Bizarre Political Controversy

A photo posted online by a Miss Universe contestant has sparked a global controversy. In the pic, Miss Lebanon and Miss Israel are seen.

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Fun Facts about Lebanon

Fun Facts about Lebanon

A glass Phoenician pendant dating from 600 BC has been returned to Lebanon after being seized by Canadian border officers in Montreal a decade ago.

Canada sends tiny glass pendant, circa 600 BC, back to Lebanon after almost 10 years

Canada sends tiny glass pendant, circa 600 BC, back to Lebanon after almost 10 years: Ancient pendant seized by customs officers in Montreal in 2006 returns home to Lebanon a decade later (CBC News 04 September

By that I mean, what if your name is Ahmed, Jihad, Anwar or Abdulrahman? Fatima, Rania, Rasha or Shaima? What if some of your phone calls – which the NSA is tracking with particular interest – are made to loved ones in Pakistan, Yemen, Iraq, Syria, Iran, Lebanon or Palestine? What if the language you speak on these phone calls is not English, but Arabic, Urdu or Farsi, not because it is a special jihadist code, but because it is your native language that you still speak in your home.

Both Syria and its close ally Russia—who promised to send air-defense missiles to the Syrian government in the wake of Western powers lifting the ban on arms shipments to rebels in the region—denied the accusations Friday.

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Fun Facts about Lebanon - 9GAG

Fun Facts about Lebanon

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LEBANESE PRESIDENT: HEZBOLLAH ENSURES LEBANON'S 'RESISTANCE AGAINST ISRAEL'. After securing the backing of Hezbollah, 82-year-old Aoun filled a power vacuum left by a deadlock that paralyzed Lebanese politics for two-and-a-half-years, following the departure of former president Suleiman.  “This wasn’t an alliance [with Hezbollah] but rather an agreement,” said Aoun. “Thanks to the agreement, we have been able to avoid civil war in Lebanon. I  believe that I have saved the Lebanese state."

LEBANESE PRESIDENT: HEZBOLLAH ENSURES LEBANON'S 'RESISTANCE AGAINST ISRAEL'. After securing the backing of Hezbollah, 82-year-old Aoun filled a power vacuum left by a deadlock that paralyzed Lebanese politics for two-and-a-half-years, following the departure of former president Suleiman. “This wasn’t an alliance [with Hezbollah] but rather an agreement,” said Aoun. “Thanks to the agreement, we have been able to avoid civil war in Lebanon. I believe that I have saved the Lebanese state."

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