Lebanon

March 13, 2001

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Lebanon took the first step this week to restoring relations with Iraq, rescinding a 1994 decision to break off ties with Baghdad, a senior Lebanese official told AFP Saturday, March 10. "The governme

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The government of Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri has decided to purge the administration of surplus employees as part of a major plan to redress the country's sluggish economy.  Information Minister Ghaz

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Activity on the Beirut Stock Exchange was limited to two trading days last week due to the Adha holiday. Only three stocks saw any trading, with Solidere dominating once again and accounting for 88 pe

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The annual survey by Al Bayan magazine of the insurance sector in Lebanon showed that total non-life premiums reached $315.45 million in 2000 compared to $311.3 million in 1999, constituting a 1.34 pe

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Lebanese oil imports dropped 10.4 percent during 2000, however their overall cost grew by 40.4 percent, due to sharp oil price hikes, bringing international crude rates up nearly 60 percent.

March 12, 2001

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The Lebanese government has launched investigation into separate cases of nationals missing or kidnapped during the 15-year civil war and in its after

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A kitchen fire in a Beirut hotel on Sunday led to the evacuation of approximately 80 Russian, Romanian, and Ukranian women dancers.

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The Lebanese government's delegation to the Democratic Republic of Congo left for Germany Sunday after four days of unsuccessful negotiations with the

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The government of Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri has been dealt a blow with news that the Dubai Ports Authority (DPA) has cancelled a $225 contract to equip and operate a new port in Beirut.

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The long awaited privatization of the Lebanese carrier, Middle East Airlines , seems to have been put on ice once again, opting for another go at curbing the airline’s financial losses, before finally

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Throughout Lebanon's 15-year civil war, which drew to a close in 1990, the TeleLiban television station was a symbol of the country’s will to pull though. Although it was sometimes targeted by several

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Although the quantity of the Lebanese oil import declined by 10.4 percent in 2000 compared with 1999, the monetary value of these imports grew by 40.4 percent during the same period, because of the sh

March 11, 2001

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Lebanon took the first step this week to restoring relations with Iraq, rescinding a 1994 decision to break off ties with Baghdad.

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The future of Beirut's new 225-million-dollar container terminal is in doubt following news that Dubai Ports Authority (DPA), the contracted operator

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Throughout Lebanon's 15-year civil war, which drew to a close in 1990, the TeleLiban television station was a symbol of the country’s will to pull though. Although it was sometimes targeted by several