Lebanon

June 27, 2001

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Employees of Lebanese state-owned Middle East Airlines (MEA) vowed Tuesday, June 26, to shut down Beirut airport on July 3 and 4 to protest mass dismissals at the loss-making carrier. Union leader Hus

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Hundreds of employees of Lebanon's state-owned Middle East Airlines (MEA) resumed Monday, June 25, a sit-in at the company's headquarters, as chairman Mohamad Hout stood firm on plans for mass dismiss

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A senior executive of France Telecom Tuesday, June 26, protested a decision by the Lebanese government to cancel its mobile telephone contract with France Telecom unit Cellis, a government official sa

June 26, 2001

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A US federal judge on Monday ordered Iran to pay $323.5 million in damages to Thomas Sutherland, a university administrator who was among 18 Americans

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Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri said Tuesday in Cairo that the occupied Shabaa Farms were Lebanese, adding that “Israel should immediately withdr

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The World Bank has asked mobile phone operator Cellis, which early this month lost a 10-year contract in Lebanon, to pay back its $100 million loan.

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Lebanon and the European Union are scheduled to begin a new round of talks on Wednesday aimed at signing the long-delayed Euro-Med partnership agreeme

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The Lebanese Parliament's judicial committee on Monday approved a draft law aimed at scrapping the death penalty for deliberate homicide.

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On the face of it, Beirut does not seem quite the city that it did just little more than a week ago. Officially, about 6,000 Syrian troops had withdrawn from the city, but the Syrians have not gone al

June 25, 2001

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Lebanese politicians and union leaders are preparing for negotiations to defuse the crisis at the country’s Middle East Airlines (MEA), as indications

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Known for her strong, powerful voice that has captured so many hearts throughout the Arab World in the last 15 years, Najwa Karam this week accepted a special award

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Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri arrived in Cairo Monday, June 25, for talks with Egyptian leaders about bilateral economic cooperation and the Arab-Israeli crisis, Egyptian officials said.  Harir

June 24, 2001

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The Lebanese Hizbollah movement said its fighters fired for the second consecutive day at Israeli warplanes that entered Lebanese airspace on Sunday.

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Middle East issues and economic cooperation will be discussed at the fifth round of meetings by the Higher Egyptian-Lebanese Joint Committee on Sunday

June 23, 2001

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A Lebanese cashier at the Batroun branch of Byblos Bank has defrauded depositors of more than $4 million and fled the country with her husband and thr