Lebanon

December 11, 2001

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A recently published economic report by the HSBC in the United Arab Emirates predicted oil revenues for Arabian Gulf states to reach $140 billion for 2001. The report added that the price of crude oil

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Lebanon’s Banque Libano Francaise and Banque Saradar are contemplating a possible merger. As one entity, the two banks’ combined asset worth could reach up to $4.5 billion, potentially making it one o

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Lebanese PM Hariri met with French President Chirac Sunday in a bid to push forward an EU association accord held up by Britain's last-minute demand for the inclusion of an anti-terrorism clause. Just

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Fastlink ended the southern leg of its “UniLink” program, with visits to the universities of Muta’ and Al Hussein Bin Talal. In an attempt to interact with university students, Fastlink toured Jordan

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Lebanese PM Hariri met with French President Chirac Sunday in a bid to push forward an EU association accord held up by Britain's last-minute demand for the inclusion of an anti-terrorism clause. Just

December 10, 2001

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Algerian director Karim Traïda’s most recent film, Les Diseurs de Verite (Speakers of the Truth), was screened at the 8th European Film Festival which is held in Beirut.

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Egyptian comedy star Mohammed Sobhi has said that there is a difference between the comic plays he performs and trivial theatrical performances that should be shunned by the audience.

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Lebanon and Syria have signed a gas agreement which will halve the costs of Lebanon's electricity supplies once it takes effect in nine months' time, officials said Sunday, December 9. The accord was

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Jordan's foreign debt shrank by one percent in November 2001 to $6.9 billion from seven billion the same month last year, the finance ministry said Sunday, December 8. Foreign debt still represents 80

December 9, 2001

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The Israeli army opened heavy machinegun fire in a contested border area in southern Lebanon on Sunday, without causing casualties.

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By Sunday morning, five Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire in the West Bank, four policemen and a taxi driver.

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Lebanese singer Majeda Al Roomi, FAO’s international ambassador, is due in Rome at the end of this month to perform a special Christmas concert.

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The Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (Apicorp) recently agreed to provide the Egyptian Natural Gas Company (Gasco) with a $104 million loan. The funds will be funneled towards a new natural gas

December 8, 2001

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Beirut's association agreement with the European Union, a crucial step to reviving the the country's economy, hit a snag Friday with Britain's last-mi

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First Data Europe, Europe's largest card transaction processor and subsidiary of First Data Corporation, Saturday announced a long-term contract to pr