Lebanon

December 19, 2000

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As the harvest season draws to a close in Lebanon, tobacco farmers across the country are ready and waiting for the government-backed Regie Libanaise

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With the long-awaited pullout of Israeli troops from Lebanon, the death of its old Syrian protector Hafez Al-Assad and Rafiq Hariri\'s surprise return to government, the year 2000 would have been a tu

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Activity on the Beirut Stock Exchange considerably improved for the week and was propelled by demand for Solidere stock, with little trading in any of the other listed companies.

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The Lebanese cabinet temporarily shelved last week a draft bill that was designed to remove the country from the blacklist of 15 countries not cooperating sufficiently in the international battle to c

December 18, 2000

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Lebanon has again complained to the United Nations over continued Israeli air force violations of Lebanese airspace.

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A former Lebanese official has claimed that a powerful church figure has asked Israeli Likud leader Ariel Sharon who visited him recently to work on e

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The Israeli army Monday morning fired three shells on southern Lebanon from the disputed Shebaa farms area.

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Lebanon\'s Hizbollah movement has refused to exchange information on three Israeli soldiers it has been holding for the bodies of fighters killed duri

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Lebanon’s minister of industry, George Frem, introduced a 12-point “rush” program, which he said was designed to lower production costs for industrialists and increase the competitiveness of locally m

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Lebanon’s finance minister, Fouad Siniora, has announced that the government will extend a subsidy program which would reduce the cost of borrowing for small- and medium-sized businesses.

December 17, 2000

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Lebanese President Emile Lahoud rejects any potential change in the Palestinian position on refugees\' right of return, insisting that refugees in Leb

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Casino du Liban has paid $13 million to the Treasury this month in response to the Finance Ministry\'s demand for a share of slot-machine revenues, th

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Russia is considering “suitable ways” of participating in the removal of thousands of landmines planted by Israel during its 22-year occupation of the

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A memorandum of understanding was signed on Friday by the energy ministers of Lebanon, Egypt and Syria for the building of a $1bn gas pipeline.

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Finance Minister Fouad Siniora declared that the government would extend a 1997 subsidy program in an attempt to reduce interest on commercial loans for projects in the tourism, agriculture, industria