Lebanon

July 7, 2001

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Despite suffering a medical emergency, Beirut Judge Jocelyn Thabet has ordered that Lebanese singer Michelin Khalifeh be kept in detention on charges of issuing a bad check,

July 6, 2001

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Saudi billionaire Prince Al Waleed Bin Talal secured loans worth $46 million from a group of banks in Lebanon on Wednesday to finance the completion o

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The Lebanese Hizbollah movement warned Israel Thursday that it would strike the Jewish state if it escalates attacks on Lebanon, even as US, Russian a

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Lebanese former militia leader Elie Hobeika claimed Thursday that he had evidence proving he had nothing to do with the massacre of hundreds of Palest

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Israeli Defense Minister Benjamin Ben-Eliezer announced Thursday night that United Nations officials last Friday acknowledged the existence of a video

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The Lebanese Minister of Labor, Ali Kanssu, estimated the number of expatriate workers currently employed in Lebanon at 350,000, including expatriates of both Arab and non-Arab origins.

July 5, 2001

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The Lebanese government and the Islamic opposition group Hizbollah, long at loggerheads on a range of issues, are both fuming over marijuana cultivati

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An Israeli court extended Wednesday by almost six months the detention of two Lebanese leaders captured in Lebanon by Israeli commandos.

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A seven million pound Virgin Megastore was recently opened in Beirut, by the maverick British entrepreneur, Sir Richard Branson. The new Lebanese store will become the record company’s first foothold

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Lebanese Telecommunications Minister Jean-Louis Kordahi said Wednesday, July 4, the country's two mobile phone companies who recently had their contracts annulled would be compensated because Lebanon

July 4, 2001

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The head of the Lebanese Journalists Union said on Tuesday that there was evidence to prove that Israel was behind the abduction of four Iranian diplo

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A Lebanese army dragnet has nabbed 65 people suspected of involvement in clashes between the Amal and Hizbollah Shiite resistance movements, heighteni

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Two Lebanese performing arts festivals will start regaling thousands of people on Thursday night in the separate venues of Tyre and Baalbek.

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A leading international mobile telephone company recently criticized and described as “unfriendly” the Lebanese government’s decision to break contracts with two cellular telephone companies.

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A technical committee commissioned by the Lebanese Minister of Agriculture Ali Abdullah Ali has recently begun examining the potato disease widespread in Lebanon.