Lebanon

November 11, 2001

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Dutch bank ING Barings announced Thursday, November 8 it was stopping its activities in Lebanon after five years, citing the freeze in the Middle East peace process. In a statement, ING Barings said i

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The Sudanese government hiked gasoline prices in the capital by 26 percent Friday, November 9 to compensate for reduced revenues from crude oil exports, according to an official circular published in

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At least 10 ministers from Arab and Muslim countries will attend a conference for Arab businessmen and investors which opens in Dubai on Monday, the organizers said.   Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Malaysi

November 9, 2001

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A forum of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) called here Wednesday, November 7 for coordinated action against war and globalization, ahead of the World Trade Organization (WTO) ministerial meeting

November 8, 2001

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About 84 percent of the adult Omani population suffer from headaches, according to a survey carried out by Sultan Qaboos University (SQU).

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The Higher Agricultural Coordination Committee (HACC), a forum of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) called for coordinated action against war and

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Turkey wants to see a broad-based government in Afghanistan, but not one including the currently ruling Taliban regime, an adviser to Turkish Presiden

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A Palestinian man was killed Thursday and two Israeli police officers wounded, one seriously, during a search operation for a suicide bomber in a Pale

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Officials said that the marathon talks between the Lebanese and American diplomats ended Wednesday on a collision course over the dispute of how the t

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A shepherd has come across some 50 unexploded US cluster bombs in a mountainous region of Pakistan. He hit one, setting it off, causing him wounds in

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The Kuwait Stock Exchange (KSE) dropped 1.89 percent in the week closing Wednesday, after having gained ground last week. The uncertainty of oil prices and the US-led strikes on Afghanistan ware cited

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The Kuwaiti Investment Authority (KIA) is reportedly planning to liquidate its shares in a number of Jordan firms and financial institutions, including the Jordanian Housing Bank for Finance and Trade

November 7, 2001

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Israel’s Defense Minister Benjamin Ben Eliezer has caused alarm among security personnel by disclosing information on how the army is positive that th

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In potentially precedent-setting votes Wednesday, the Knesset stripped Arab MK Azmi Bishara (Balad) of his parliamentary immunity, making him eligible

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Egyptian mega-singer Afaf Radi will perform the best of her songs at the Arab Music Festival on Wednesday, in a concert that will also feature the band Abdel Halim Nwera.