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2009-06-23 11:30:00

BEIRUT and NEW YORK, June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program(R) awarded the American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC) its prestigious Magnet designation on June 23, 2009.

2008-10-15 09:15:00

Syria's move to establish formal diplomatic ties with Lebanon marks a new era in the countries' long-troubled relationship, observers say.

2008-10-10 00:00:13

Two U.S. journalists were handed over to the U.S. embassy in Damascus late Thursday after being detained in Syria. Taylor Luck, 23, and Holli Chmela, 27, were to be returned to Jordan where they work for The Jordan Times, The New York Times reported.

2008-10-09 11:00:00

Text of report in English by privately-owned Jordan Times website on 9 October ["Search Under Way for 2 Missing Jordan Times Journalists" - Jordan Times Headline] By Mahmoud Al Abed and Mohammad Ghazal AMMAN -The search continued on Wednesday [8 Oct] for The Jordan Times editor and reporter Taylor Luck, 23, and freelance writer Holli Chmela, 27, who went missing during a vacation in Lebanon during the Id Al Fitr holiday.

2008-10-08 15:00:14

Text of report by Lebanese National News Agency website [The US Embassy: "Search under way for two US nationals who left Beirut on 1 October." NNA Headline] Beirut, 8 October (NNA) - The US Embassy in Beirut has issued the following statement: "The families of Miss Holli Chmela, 27, and Mr Taylor Luck, 23, are asking for the public's help in providing information on the whereabouts of the two US citizens.

2008-09-14 15:00:18

According to Assafir newspaper (September 13, 2008), an official report issued by the Rafiq Hariri Beirut International Airport shows that the total number of the operated flights via the airport amounted to 8,169 flights in the first eight months of 2008 compared with 3,950 flights in the corresponding period of last year, a 106% growth.

2008-09-14 15:00:18

According to Assafir newspaper (September 13, 2008), an official report issued by the Rafiq Hariri Beirut International Airport shows that the total number of the transit passengers via the airport fell to 34,054 passengers in the first eight months of 2008 compared with 59,465 passengers in the corresponding period of last year, a 43% fall.

2008-09-14 15:00:18

According to Assafir newspaper (September 13, 2008), an official report issued by the Rafiq Hariri Beirut International Airport shows that the total passengers traffic volume via the airport amounted to 2,649,872 passengers in the first eight months of 2008 compared with 2,255,919 passengers in the corresponding period of last year, a 17.4% growth.

2008-09-10 12:00:51

Children's Cancer Center inaugurates seven new in-patient treatment rooms The Children's Cancer Center of Lebanon (CCCL) at the American University of Beirut inaugurated seven new treatment rooms at the in- patient unit, thanks to an $85,000-donation by the Rotary Club of Koura.

2008-09-03 06:00:16

Text of report in English by privately-owned Lebanese newspaper The Daily Star website on 3 September Beirut: For Muslims in Lebanon, there are many traditions associated with the holy month of Ramadan - and not all of them are religious.