Lebanon

May 16, 2001

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German mediators are holding secret contacts with the parties directly concerned with Lebanese detainees in Israeli prisons and Israeli soldiers held

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Westlife, the Irish pub music heartthrobs, performed on Monday night at Beirut Hall, where about 3,000 teenagers danced around and saw the boy band in action.

May 15, 2001

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An elderly man was arrested Monday in Lebanon after a grenade he had placed in a shop in Bourj Hammoud exploded, police said.

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Lebanon’s Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri said Monday that both the Damascus leadership and himself disagreed with recent criticism by Syrian Defense M

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Diplomats held urgent talks with the UN on Monday in an effort to contain fallout from the most recent Hizbollah attack in the disputed Shabaa Farms.

May 14, 2001

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The Lebanese resistance movement, Hizbollah, fired two anti-tank missiles at an Israeli army post in the disputed Shabaa Farms on Monday.

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British Airways said on Monday, May 14, it would raise the number of flights between Beirut and London from seven to nine as of June 5.  In a statement, BA said expectations of heavy tourist traffic p

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Lebanon's central bank said on Monday, May 14, it will pay $100 million to lay off 1,200 workers from Middle East Airline and give 250 other employees early retirement packages.  Riad Salamah, governo

May 13, 2001

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Slightly smaller than last year, the Baalbek Festival is once again characterized by a quality mix of oriental, classical and pop music.

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Lebanese singer Diana Haddad has arrived in Cairo to reach an agreement on her performance in the play “Alraqs Maa Azzohour.”

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Movement between Jordan, Syria and Lebanon will soon be possible using only an identity document of one of the three countries, according to a well informed source in Jordan.

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Lebanon's largest firm, Solidere, announced Friday, May 11, a loss of $31.8 million for the year 2000 compared to the previous year’s $3.7 million profit.

May 12, 2001

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Iranian Ambassador to Lebanon Mohammed Ali Subhani affirmed during a visit to the village of Shabaa on Friday that Iran will support the resistance un

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Lebanon and Syria signed an agreement Friday to construct a $15 million pipeline to transport natural gas between the two countries, in a move that sh

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Lebanon’s future membership in the World Trade Organization (WTO) will prompt the introduction of new laws to improve standards and lower production c