March 19, 2001
The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has decided to appoint the Lebanese singer Majedah al-Roomi as its international ambassador.
The Islamic Development Bank offered to finance the construction of two wastewater treatment plants in the Western Bekaa through a $28m interest-free loan. The bank delegation accompanied by represent
The Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) signed last week a low-interest loan agreement that would extend Lebanon SR168.75 million ($45 million) to help renovate the Beirut-Damascus Highway. The fund proj
The Regional Director of BNP-Paribas and the Minister of Energy and Water Mohamed Abdel-Hamid Baydoun signed a co-operative agreement aimed at assigning the bank to prepare a privatization study for t
In its first full week of trading following Al-Adha holiday, the Beirut bourse recorded a volume a little short of 60,000, with recently announced measures of public sector reform probably not allevia
March 18, 2001
The former Lebanese MP Najah Wakim has described the economic and social situation in his country as catastrophic and called on the Lebanese to confro
Lebanon’s interior ministry has warned farmers in the northern Bekaa and Hermel area that they face stiff penalties if caught cultivating drugs.
Israel’s Tel Aviv District Court extended by a further three months the administrative detention Sunday of Lebanese Sheikh Abd al Karim Obeid and Must
Israel appeared to be backing off on Saturday from a threatened "water war" with Lebanon as desperation over how to overcome a three-year drought drew
Official statistics show that 741,648 persons had entered Lebanon in 2000 compared to 673,261 persons in 1999. Fourty percent of the tourists came from various Arab countries.
Lebanese troops ended Thursday, March 15, their occupation of the country's most popular television station and released nine employees they had detained when moving in after a dispute between shareho
Lebanon's main union, the General Confederation of Lebanese Workers (GCLW), has voted in a new leader who is backed by pro-Syrian parties, although more than a third of the GCLW's executive council bo
March 17, 2001
Lebanese fruit and vegetable growers could soon receive financial help for the export of their goods under a government initiative to sell excess loca
Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah bin Abdelaziz discussed with Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri by phone on Friday ways of expanding bilateral ties betw
The Dubai Ports Authority has cancelled a 225-million-dollar deal to equip and operate the new Beirut port.