Lebanon

May 9, 2001

03:00 GMT

The total value of exports in southern Lebanon, officially approved by the Sayda Chamber of Commerce, reached 16.050 Lebanese pounds in the first quarter of 2001.

May 8, 2001

03:00 GMT

Syria is the world’s sixth largest producer of olives, and after a surge in olive tree planting over the last five years it could overtake Turkey and

03:00 GMT

The speaker of the Lebanese Parliament, Nabih Berri, on Monday condemned a UN decision to reduce the number of UNIFIL personnel, calling the move part

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After achieving great success with Madonna, Sting, Prince and Fudail, the international sound engineer Joe Hutoda has decided to work with the Lebanese singer Pascal Mashalani

May 7, 2001

03:00 GMT

Lebanon's Middle East Airlines will be laying off one-quarter of its workforce, one third of which will be worked out by a series of forced redundancies of workers 60 and over.

May 6, 2001

03:00 GMT

Lebanese politicians are expressing increasing concern over the country's shaky economic situation.

May 5, 2001

03:00 GMT

Lebanese truck drivers were prevented from taking apples into Jordan this week, with no official explanation given for the move.

03:00 GMT

The US$225 million container terminal deal between Dubai Ports Authority and Beirut Port could be back on track following an announcement by Public Wo

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Following last week’s rumors that Lebanon’s own ambassador to the stars had asked the overwhelming sum of US$250,000 for a live concert, Fairuz denied that

May 4, 2001

03:00 GMT

The Israeli Justice Ministry has put the finishing touches on a bill that would legalize Israel's continued detention of top Hizbollah leaders Mustafa

03:00 GMT

Pope John Paul arrived in Athens on Friday at the start of a six-day trip to Greece, Syria and Malta.

May 3, 2001

03:00 GMT

The Lebanese cabinet will review at Thursday’s meeting a draft law to introduce a 10 percent value-added tax (VAT).

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The United Nations Security Council released its interim report Wednesday, announcing plans to reduce its present 5,700-strong force in south Lebanon

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Lebanon’s Maronite Patriarch Nasrallah Sfeir announced on Wednesday that he will not accompany Pope John Paul II on the latter’s historic trip to Syri

May 2, 2001

03:00 GMT

The first festival to honor prominent Arab singers, composers and poets will be held May 3-5 at the UNESCO Palace in Beirut.