Lebanon

May 22, 2001

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Gathering in Beirut for a two-day meeting of the UN ESCWA, ministers from Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, UAE and PA have signed an accord integrating networks of roads, railways, seaports and airports

May 21, 2001

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The UN's special envoy to the Middle East, Terry Roed-Larsen, cancelled Sunday a scheduled visit to Beirut because of the "deteriorating situation in

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Israeli defense officials claim that the Lebanese Hizbollah movement has taken long-range Katyusha rocket launchers out of their storage dumps, appare

May 20, 2001

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Beirut's military court on Thursday sentenced 20 Lebanese to jail terms for collaborating with Israel's 22-year military occupation.

May 19, 2001

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The Lebanese Hizbollah movement on Saturday vowed to retaliate against Israel after its soldiers shot and wounded two Lebanese youths throwing stones

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Lebanon’s Energy and Water Minister Mohammed Abdel-Hamid Beydoun on Friday announced another increase in fuel prices, the second hike in eight days.

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The European Investment Bank is willing to help finance telecommunications projects in Lebanon.

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The Lebanese Parliament’s human rights committee on Friday stepped up its public criticism of the country’s prisons after inspecting the central jail

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The Tyre Music Festival will be especially joyful, marking as it does a year since south Lebanon was liberated from Israeli occupation forces.

May 18, 2001

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Israeli troops on Friday wounded two Lebanese youths who threw stones at Israeli positions across the border, witnesses told Reuters. Meanwhile, Syria

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Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri on Thursday denounced a US Congress decision to block some $35 million in aid to Lebanon unless the government

May 17, 2001

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Members of the Security Council on Wednesday “expressed concern over recent breaches of the withdrawal line in Lebanon."

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The Lebanese Finance Ministry announced on Wednesday that the budget deficit for the first four months of this year fell to 40.68 percent, down from 5

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Syrian Foreign Minister Farouq Shara will visit Beirut on Friday for several hours to deliver a message from President Bashar Assad to his counterpart

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A suspected Lebanese collaborator with Israel who went missing 17 days ago was found dead Wednesday in an olive grove on the edge of Kfar Kila village