Lebanon

May 6, 2001

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

May 5, 2001

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

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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

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

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

May 3, 2001

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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

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

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Lebanon’s Beiteddine Festival 2001 is once again preparing to present a varied program of the highest international standard. This annual cultural treat will open on July 7

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The long-awaited new album from Ziad Rahbani has finally arrived at music stores, and it was definitely worth the wait.

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Canada pledged Monday, May 2, to join in any international program to help relieve Lebanon of its debt burden, Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien said. Talking to journalists after a private meetin

May 1, 2001

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US President George W. Bush has invited Lebanese President Emile Lahoud to visit Washington.

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Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien pledged Monday that his country would join in any international program to help relieve Lebanon of its debt burd