Lebanon

November 2, 2001

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Egypt's Higher Ministerial Committee will hold its first meeting next Saturday under the chairmanship of Deputy Prime Minister Yousef Wali, with the a

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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.

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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

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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.

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Sheikh Mohammad Sayyed Tantawi of Al Azhar, the top Sunni Muslim authority in the world, has called Israeli oppression of Palestinians "a crime agains

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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).

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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.

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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