Lebanon

July 30, 2001

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Lebanon’s Banque Audi S.A.L. posted profits of $16.57 million for the first six months of 2001. The figure represents a 9.5 percent drop in comparison to the corresponding period of last year.

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Lebanon’s largest bank, BLOM Bank S.A.L., posted net profits of $39.48 million for the first half of 2001—a mere 0.5 percent rise compared to the $39.25 million figure in the corresponding period of l

July 29, 2001

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A confessed Egyptian secret service agent, Adnan Shaker Sultani, who assassinated a key Lebanese publisher during the rule of the late Jamal Abdel-Nas

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Lebanon will host the Arab world’s first anti-globalization forum in the first week of November, before the World Trade Organization conference in Doh

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The United Nations Security Council is expected to approve a call by Secretary General Kofi Annan to amend the mandate of UNIFIL from a peacekeeping m

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Some 6000 people wept, screamed, adored and died a thousand deaths, as Fairuz, Lebanon’s ambassador to the stars, illuminated the Beiteddine festival

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In a positive week for Arab stock markets, the Saudi, Lebanese and Palestinian bourses were the best performers. Saudi Arabia’s NCFEI all-share index rose 2.9 percent to reach 2,468.97 points, its hig

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The former Lebanese Prime Minister Salim Hoss has appealed to Qatar to scrap its plans to hold a World Trade Organization (WTO) conference in November if Israel takes part, a Qatari paper reported Sat

July 28, 2001

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Lebanese President Emile Lahoud on Saturday voiced his appreciation for the UAE's support for clearing landmines from south Lebanon.

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The United Nations has warned Israel not to stage another attempt to annex the divided village of Ghajar.

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In a bid to encourage trade and travel, Jordan agreed on Friday to slightly ease visa restrictions on Lebanese visitors, giving Beirut a second chance

July 27, 2001

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Lebanon’s director-general of the Public Institution for Housing said Thursday that legal action would be taken against those who had failed to pay ba

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The Chinese ambassador to Beirut, Liu Zhen Tang, was summoned to the foreign ministry on Thursday for details on a post-game fight between Lebanese an

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Beirut has instructed its mission at UN headquarters in New York to resist any attempt to change the mandate of UNIFIL peacekeepers in the south or cu

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Lebanese wishing to visit Jordan will no longer be able to obtain visas at the kingdom’s entry points and will now have to apply for them in advance.