Lebanon

April 5, 2001

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Leaving behind the illegal but rewarding cannabis and opium farming, farmers in the Bekaa valley started new lives under the sovereignty of the law, r

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Dredging at Tripoli Port will resume soon, with a total cost of 9.5 million dollars.

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Lebanese teachers at public schools and other government-run academic institutions, will stage on April 10 a one-day warning strike.

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Lebanon’s health ministry announced that it will limit the sale of tranquilizers and anti-anxiety pills.

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Hizbollah’s secretary-general, Hassan Nasrallah, strongly defended the presence of Syrian troops on Wednesday, insisting that their stay is very essen

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Saudi and Lebanese army chiefs of staff discussed in Beirut on Wednesday ways to strengthen military cooperation between the two countries.

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The Lebanese government has announced that it will be launching a $600-million Eurobond issue, with the purpose of transforming a portion of the country's internal debts into foreign debts.

April 4, 2001

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Following the chart success of her single “Law Murr el Hawa” (How Bitter Love Can be), Katia Farah is recording her third album.

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More than 65 clips and 15 production houses are participating in the second Video Clip Festival on April 12. Voting finished on March 20

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Lebanon, for the first time, is to issue $300 million, 15-year treasury bonds, announced Finance Minister Fuad Siniora, on Tuesday, April 3. The issue will be managed by Credit Swiss First Boston.

April 3, 2001

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Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri called for an end to the debate over Syria's presence, but said the neighbor's influence in domestic politics

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A political tug-of-war over a prayer room disrupted classes at the Lebanese University in the Bekaa on Monday.

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Slovakia and Lebanon have discussed ways of improving economic cooperation at a meeting in Beirut between the Slovak president, Rudolf Schuster, and h

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Citizens of the Gulf Cooperation Countries seeking to visit Lebanon do not have to obtain entry and residence visas.

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Marcel Khalifeh performed his latest song “Mohammed” at the opening ceremony of the Damascus Cultural Week.