October 23, 2000
Lebanese billionaire Rafiq Hariri -- a three time holder of the post -- was set Monday to regain the position of prime minister, with huge backing fro
Beirut newspapers regretted Monday that the decisions adopted at the Arab summit in Cairo were only "verbally very harsh" against Israel, but lacked c
Beirut’s No. 1 English language band, Epilepsy, play to a different beat. The group is adamant about spreading awareness on the taboo illness, with which they chose to name their band.
Political factors dominated trading on the Beirut bourse this week, as rising expectations that Rafik Hariri would be appointed as the next prime minister helped boost Solidere shares.
October 22, 2000
Some 300 Palestinian refugees here expressed their "disappointment" Sunday with the final statement of the Arab summit in Cairo.
President Mohammed Khatami said Sunday that Iran had no influence on Hizbollah, implying that it would not try to coax the Lebanese militant group to
Figures released by the Central Bank show that the number of credit and debit cards issued in Lebanon reached 268,314 cards in the first quarter of 2000, a 7.73 percent increase from the fourth quarte
Byblos Bank SAL, one of Lebanon’s top 5 banks, announced $35.8 million in net profits for the first 3 quarters of 2000, down 4.5 percent from the same period last year.
Solidere, Lebanon’s largest company, announced net losses of $2.7 million in the first six months of 2000. The real-estate giant attributed the decline to the ongoing economic recession and to adminis
The Central Bank’s trading bracket for the US Dollar ended the week at [1,501-1,514] implying an end of week average LL/USD exchange rate of 1,507.50. Lebanon’s balance of payments (BoP) recorded a cu
October 21, 2000
Shiite movement Amal representative has warned against launching attacks from Lebanon into Israel in disregard for set guidelines.
The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) said Sunday it will re-open schools and health centers in southern Lebanon it had clos
Germany has accepted a Hezbollah request to act as mediator in its bid to exchange three imprisoned Israeli soldiers for 19 guerrillas being held in I
Lebanese President Emile Lahoud warned the Arab leaders at the opening session of the Emergency Arab Summit on Saturday against the reaction on the Ar
Israel said that an armed man was killed during an attempted "terrorist infiltration" of Israel from across the Lebanese border late Friday.