Lebanon

October 31, 2001

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The Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) on Tuesday, October 30 cut its discount rate by half a percentage point to 4.25 percent, the seventh such cut this year, the official news agency KUNA reported.  "The

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Some 300 Lebanese and Saudi businessmen opened a two-day conference here Tuesday, October 30 aimed at boosting trade and investment between the two countries.  Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri tol

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Kuwait will launch a television fundraiser on Tuesday, October 30 to help the Afghan people as US-led strikes on Afghanistan entered their fourth week, the KUNA news agency reported.  KUNA said Kuwait

October 30, 2001

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A Lebanese daily has reported that the pressure being exerted on Hizbollah in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the US has led to cra

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The Iranian President Mohammad Khatami has underlined the need for putting an end to the ongoing US attack on Afghanistan and uprooting terrorism in t

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Shortly after Israel announced Tuesday that three soldiers captured last year by Hizbollah were likely dead, the Lebanese resistance movement dismisse

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Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika will head next week to the United State for talks with his US counterpart George W. Bush at the White House, w

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Canadian Foreign Minister John Manley arrived Monday in Beirut on the third leg of a Middle East tour, to discuss the latest developments in the regio

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Palestinian President Yasser Arafat and Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres will meet in Spain on Friday, Palestinian officials said, following the

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Lebanese composer Elias Rahbani is adding the final touches to a new album he has dedicated to Paris.

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Turkey's undersecretary for commerce, Kursad Tuzmen, will travel to Iraq on Tuesday, October 30, to attend the Baghdad international trade fair and for meetings with Iraqi officials, his office said o

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Arab trade and economy ministers started Monday, October 29, a two-day preparatory meeting in Beirut to coordinate positions ahead of the World Trade Organization (WTO) ministerial conference in Doha

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The terror attacks in the United States have taken their toll on the drive by Gulf Arab monarchies to attract foreign investment, seen as crucial to diversify their oil-dependent economies, experts an

October 29, 2001

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The Taliban on Monday said an unspecified number of Americans had been arrested in Afghanistan.

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Sources said that Lebanese President Emile Lahoud and Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblatt took another step toward rapprochement during