Lebanon

December 16, 2000

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A Beirut military court sentenced 89 people to up to two years in prison Saturday as it continued to prosecute more than 2,000 Lebanese for \"collabor

December 15, 2000

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In a meeting with leaders of the dismantled South Lebanon Army, Ariel Sharon hinted for plans to reoccupy south Lebanon, acording to Lebanese sources.

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Ten Lebanese and a Palestinian who were among the 54 political prisoners repatriated to Lebanon earlier this week from Syria were released late Friday

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Lebanon and Syria signed an estimated one-billion-dollar deal Friday with Egypt to import Egyptian natural gas by ship across the Mediterranean for sa

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

December 14, 2000

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Lebanese Prosecutor Adnan Addoum received Thursday a list from Syrian authorities with the names of Lebanese serving sentences for non-political crime

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Lebanon issued a $400 million Eurobond due in 2004 at a fixed rate of 9.5%,or a spread of 410 basis points over similar US treasuries. The 4-year bond was increased to $400 million, up from the initia

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Allied Business Bank SAL (ABB),one of Lebanon’s medium-size banks,launched a new loan product targeting newlywed couples.The bank is offering a three-year loan of up to $15,000 to couples in their 30s

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Activity for the Beirut Stock Exchange was subdued for the week, with sentiment still in a wait-and-see mode, as markets await draft budget activity.

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Lebanon and Iraq reached a preliminary agreement to reactivate the oil pipeline linking the Kirkouk oilfields in northern Iraq to the oil refinery near Tripoli.

December 13, 2000

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Lebanon\'s Hizbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah said Wednesday that German mediation over an exchange of prisoners with Israel covers all Arab det

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A grocery store selling liquor was destroyed in an overnight explosion in the suburbs of the southern port city of Sidon.

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The four Israeli soldiers captured in October by the Lebanese fundamentalist group Hizbollah are alive and will soon be released in exchange for impri

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Saudi Prince Al-Walid bin Talal is holding negotiations to buy the Carlton seafront hotel in Beirut for $90 million, the hotel's current owner told <i>AFP</i> on Tuesday.

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Lebanon’s national mail service, LibanPost, is teaming up with Western Union to give its clients the option of paying their bills through the US Corporation’s electronic money-transfer network.