Lebanon

June 22, 2001

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Lebanon's parliament approved a 2001 budget on Thursday with a deficit equivalent to 51 percent of spending, following government pledges to reduce ex

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The US government announced murder and conspiracy charges Thursday against 13 Saudis and one Lebanese man for the 1996 Khobar Towers bombing that kill

June 21, 2001

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Tension over an alleged diversion of government funds erupted again during Wednesday's budget debate in the Lebanese Parliament, as Druze leader Walid

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Jordan’s 20-day Shabib Festival, which will begin on July 1, will host a bevy of stars

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Lebanese singer Nawal Al Zughbi has chosen Brazil as the site of videos for her new album, Tul Umri.

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Gangs using sophisticated equipment are tapping into Lebanon's telecommunications network, causing losses of $250 million to the state coffers, according to Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri.  His disclosur

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Belarus Prime Minister Vladimir Ermoshin ended his two-day visit to Lebanon Wednesday, June 20, after a meeting with Lebanese President Emile Lahoud. He delivered an open invitation for Lahoud to visi

June 20, 2001

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Seven of the ten thousand Syrian troops stationed in Beirut have left the capital in an unexpected redeployment that started on June 14, Lebanese offi

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Marcel Khalifeh will perform two benefit concerts for the Palestinian people this July in Amman.

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The Arab world wastes more than half of its water resources every year through inefficient irrigation, leaking pipes and consumer carelessness, the organizer of a conference on water said Tuesday, Jun

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A senior executive of France Telecom arrived in Beirut Tuesday, June 19, for talks with the Lebanese officials after Lebanon tore up GSM contracts last week with a local subsidiary of the French compa

June 19, 2001

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Syria has completed a pullout of its troops from Beirut and surrounding areas, Lebanese officials were quoted as saying on Tuesday.

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Twenty-eight survivors of the Sabra and Shatilla massacres in Beirut 19 years ago lodged an official complaint against Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sh

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A Lebanonese police spokesman said 17 women were recently on prostitution charges.

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The United States said Monday it would closely follow the withdrawal of Syrian troops from Beirut, an action that appeared to have stalled Sunday.