November 2, 2001
Egypt's Higher Ministerial Committee will hold its first meeting next Saturday under the chairmanship of Deputy Prime Minister Yousef Wali, with the a
United Foodstuffs and Catering (UFC), a Beirut-based distributor of Mazola olive oil, is planning to open a new olive oil factory in Syria, 40 kilometers from Aleppo, by the end of 2002.
The economic upheaval generated by the September 11 terror attacks on the United States is a "golden opportunity" to develop investment and trade among Arab countries, a group of Saudi and Lebanese bu
November 1, 2001
Lebanon and Iraq claim they are inching closer to signing a free-trade agreement, but neither side is so far willing to commit to a date.
Sheikh Mohammad Sayyed Tantawi of Al Azhar, the top Sunni Muslim authority in the world, has called Israeli oppression of Palestinians "a crime agains
The Lebanese films participating in the 5th Ismailia Film Festival have revealed how alienated Lebanese directors are from their city, Beirut, because of the wars it has witnessed.
The new Egyptian play Young Widow, based on a work by the Italian writer Aldo Digindati, will be performed at the National Theater after the staging of the play Oedipus the King.
Kuwait provided Lebanon with $39 million for the construction of a new commercial flight runway at the Beirut International Airport. The project is part of a $500 million expansion plan that also incl
Lebanon Invest, which has replaced the Canadian SNC-Lavalin firm as a strategic investor in the Lebanon’s newly-privatized postal service for $12 million last month, announced that it expects the comp
October 31, 2001
An Egyptian woman has pleaded with police to arrest her to prevent her from turning to prostitution or killing her husband, who left her and her child
Sources said that the Hizbollah "issue" topped the agenda of an official visit to Beirut by the Canadian Foreign Minister John Manley, who arrived the
British Prime Minister Tony Blair arrived in Damascus late Tuesday on the first official visit by a British premier to Syria. Blair is on the first le
Terrorism is the topic as Egypt's leading theater director, Hasan Abdel Salam, is gearing up to stage his new play Bin Adam, Al Ea’sar (Adam’s Son, the Hurricane).
Lebanese singer Julia Botros has recently cut a new album, Bisaraha (Frankly). The new album includes eight songs of love, patriotism and freedom - subjects she says people need to hear more about.
Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Al-Hariri has laid the corner stone for the $150 million Marina Towers project last week, expressing hope that the tense financial environment in the West would turn inwa