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Syria’s new constitution could dawn in 2019

Syria’s constitution got a shot in the arm when the United Nations along with Turkey, Iran and Russia voiced hope that the committee charged with writing it will begin work in early...
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Qatar Investment Authority accelerates investments in tech

The Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) has accelerated its investments in technology while keeping the door wide open for strategic partnerships in tech related investments, said Mansour Ibrahim al-Mahmoud, its CEO, on the...
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Trade deficit fissure in Lebanon widens by 5%

Bad news, again and again. Lebanon is facing a trade deficit whereby the fissure seems to have widened by 5% which amounts to 13 billion U.S. dollars. This deficit is observed for...
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Hariri’s investment plans key to economic growth

Investment plans disclosed by Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Saad al-Hariri’s aide underscores Lebanon’s plan to channel resources into its economy and peacetime development. Earlier this week, Nadim Munla, a senior...
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Lebanese citizens volunteer for streets and beaches cleanup

Celebrating the World Cleanup Day, the people of Lebanon from all over the country gathered for beach and road cleanup. A local NGO, “Live Love”, was at the helm...
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Qatar: Economic blockade turned into opportunity

Stifling economic blockade imposed by Saudi Arabia and Egypt on Qatar will continue to remain in place until further notice with neither Saudi Arabia nor Egypt will to "make any concessions" towards...
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Natural gas becomes priority for Lebanese power sector

Lebanon will make natural gas as the primary source of energy in its power sector, informed Cesar Abi Khalil, the Energy Minister of Lebanon. There are plans of installing “three floating LNG...
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Jacques Sarraf on Lebanon-Russia: “We need to establish strategic relations”

ByTheEast: How old are the bounds between Lebanon and Russia?  Jacques Sarraf: The first contact between Russia and the Lebanese population dates back to the reign of Tsar Ivan IV, who decided to support the...

Lebanese kabis contains carcinogenic substance

In November 2018, the Consumer Protection Directorate of Lebanon has issued a warning informing about the presence of a “carcinogenic substance” in the "kabis" (Lebanese pickles) prepared with turnip.
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Iraq’s crude oil exports to jump in 2019

Crude oil exports from Iraq is set to jump om 2019, said the country’s Oil Minister Thamer Ghadhban. He went on to add, Iraq is focused on boosting the output from its...