Lebanon

July 24, 2001

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Jordan’s Social Security Corporation (SSC) on Monday purchased 400,000 Arab Bank shares from Kuwait's General Assembly for Investments in a deal worth

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Lebanonese Defense Minister Khalil Hrawi rejected Monday calls by several MPs to shorten the current one-year term of compulsory military service for

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Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri said Monday that a French-led international effort to boost Lebanon's economy would not resume before the fall, p

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UN Secretary General Kofi Annan recommended on Monday extending the mandate of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) for a six-month pe

July 23, 2001

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Israeli warplanes staged mock raids over Lebanese territory Sunday. Meanwhile, a United Nations team arrived in south Lebanon to investigate a videota

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Israel returned the body of a Lebanese pilot to his homeland on Monday. The pilot's plane was downed by Israeli warplanes in May, when it penetrated t

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Iran is pressuring two rival Lebanese Shiite groups to become friends, according to a report.

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More than 200 Kurds gathered at UN House in Beirut on Sunday to demand the release of Abdullah Ocalan, the imprisoned leader of the Kurdistan Workers

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Civil service appointments will be the latest test of domestic political stability in Lebanon, as the country's three top leaders face the challenge o

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF)'s latest report on Lebanon encourages the government to press ahead with restructuring and privatization, Lebane

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If you're seeking something different from ordinary Arabic music, as well as a new perspective on Arabic politics, you might hear and see the Lebanese hit single Khelsset Sentel 2000

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The Lebanese foreign exchange market remained relatively stable in the week ending July 19. The Interbank foreign exchange rate rose to close between Lebanese Pounds 1,512.25-1,514.25.

July 22, 2001

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Lebanon’s interior ministry and the World Bank will begin a $130 million program to install a comprehensive traffic signal system in Greater Beirut, s

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Unlike previous Latin concerts in Lebanon, Albita has dug up her Cuban roots and fuelled them with modern day jazzy tunes.

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Lebanon's economy will grow by 1.3 percent in 2001, snapping a two-year streak of zero or negative economic growth, according to an International Monetary Fund (IMF) draft report obtained Saturday, ju