Lebanon

January 13, 2001

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Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri arrived Saturday in Tehran where he held talks with top officials on enhancing bilateral cooperation. The discuss

January 12, 2001

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Lebanese President Emile Lahoud warned Thursday against the exploitation of media liberties to harm the nation and people’s dignity, reported The Dail

January 11, 2001

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The Heritage Foundation/<i>Wall Street Journal</i> Index of Economic Freedom, a broad indicator of economic freedom in 161 countries, ranked Lebanon 59th worldwide and 7th among 18 countries in the Mi

January 10, 2001

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Lebanese President Emile Lahoud will pay an official visit to France in April.

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Sheikh Mohammed Mehdi Shamseddine, president of the Lebanese Higher Shiite Council, died at the age of 66 on Wednesday after a long struggle with canc

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Pakistan\'s military ruler Pervez Musharraf ended his Middle East tour Wednesday, leaving Beirut after a two-day visit to Lebanon during which Islamab

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Within the context of stimulating economic growth, the Lebanese Cabinet endorsed the reduction in custom duties on new and used imported cars.

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Prime Minister Rafik Hariri expressed confidence in Lebanon’s economic and political future, and expected significant breakthroughs at the economic and political levels in the New Year.

January 9, 2001

02:00 GMT

Lebanon\'s speaker of parliament Nabih Berri welcomed on Monday Kuwait\'s \"continuous support\" for Lebanon as the oil-rich country pledged to help B

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Lebanon\'s Druze leader Walid Jumblatt said Monday that he was welcome again in Syria, two months after Damascus revoked his VIP status, following his

January 8, 2001

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A delegation of Russian emergency ministry officials left for Beirut Sunday to determine whether Russia will join the UN-sponsored demining operations

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Activity on the Beirut Stock Exchange receded in December compared to November 2000. As a result, aggregate volume dropped 78 percent to 1.68 million shares while value fell 81 percent to $9.92 millio

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Societe Generale Libano-Europeenne de Banque SAL (SGLEB) and mobile phone operator Cellis launched the first mobile banking service in Lebanon. SOGECELL allows customers to perform transactions via mo

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The Lebanese government agreed to increase the amount of individual subsidized loans to the productive sectors of agriculture, industry and tourism from $3.3 million to $10 million.

January 7, 2001

02:00 GMT

The first mobile banking system in Lebanon is expected to be launched later this month thanks to the joint efforts of Societe Generale Libano Europeen