Lebanon

October 23, 2001

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British pop sensation Elton John performed for 900 of Mexico's wealthiest people at a concert that drew fervent protest from lawmakers and those the performance was to benefit.

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Gulf Air announced Sunday that it is downsizing its operations in an attempt to survive the global downturn in the aviation industry. Gulf Air has suffered a 20 percent decrease in passenger volume an

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Scuffles erupted Tuesday October 23 between Syrian workers who were cutting off illegal phone lines and local residents from the south Lebanese village of Khiam, witnesses said.  Some 40 Syrians and L

October 22, 2001

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Lebanon's Hizbollah resistance movement fired 20 missiles and mortar shells Monday at Israeli positions in the occupied Shabaa farms border region, a

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Austrian Chancellor Wolfgang Schuessel is expected in Cairo Tuesday for talks with President Mubarak.

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Lebanese political and health officials moved quickly this weekend to allay fears of an anthrax scare after weekend reports that two Beirut residents

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A terorist Palestinian gunman opened fire Monday morning on Israeli soldiers in the southern part of Jerusalem, wounding four, three seriously.

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Banque de la Mediterranee, Lebanon's second largest bank, confirmed Saturday that it had bought 90 percent of Allied Business bank for $24 million, expanding its activities into mass consumer operatio

October 21, 2001

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The net profit of the Saudi Basic Industries Co. (SABIC) for the first nine months slumped down by 37 percent, totaling a $501 million.

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A major in the Palestinian police was killed by Israeli forces in the Al Azza refugee camp in the West Bank town of Bethlehem Sunday, as occupation tr

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Banque de la Mediterranee, Lebanon's second largest bank, confirmed Saturday it had bought 90 percent of Allied Business bank for $24 million, expandi

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A Soyuz rocket carrying a Franco-Russian team of three cosmonauts lifted off at 0859 GMT Sunday from a launchpad at Baikonur, Kazakhstan, heading for

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Lebanese singer Elin Khalaf will fly to Dubai to perform a concert on November 12, along with Algeria's Rai superstar Cheb Mami.

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President of the Royal Dutch /Shell Oil Group, Yuron Van Der Vir recently met with top-level officials in Damascus to discuss the possibility of future oil excavation projects in Syria reported <I> Al

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The Egyptian Cotton Exporters Association (ALCOTEXA) has announced it will declare the sale prices of cotton exports later this month. The delay was attributed to the September terror attacks in the U