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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. Syrian President Bashar Assad on Tuesday decreed the establishment of a diplomatic mission in Beirut, sparking hopes the move will lead to normalization and transparency in the frequently murky relations between the Middle Eastern neighbors, the Los Angeles Times reported. "This draws a historical line," Sami Moubayed, a Damascus analyst and journalist...

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. The Syrian state news agency Sana said Chmela and Luck were picked up Oct. 2 as they entered the country "illegally with the help of a smuggler." Officials said they would be handed over to the U.S. Embassy in Damascus after "necessary...

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. A statement from the US embassy in Amman yesterday said the families...

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. They have not been heard from since October 1, 2008 when they reportedly departed...

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. Originally published by Info-Prod Strategic Business Information. (c) 2008 Info-Prod Research (Middle East). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

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. Originally published by Info-Prod Strategic Business Information. (c) 2008 Info-Prod Research (Middle East). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights...

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. Originally published by Info-Prod Strategic Business Information. (c) 2008 Info-Prod Research (Middle East). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All...

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. "We are so grateful for the generosity of the Rotary Club- Koura," said Dr. Miguel Abboud, CCCL medical director, following the official inauguration ceremony which took place at noon on September 10 at the cancer...

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. As well as fasting, praying and giving to charity, many are preparing for another less orthodox Ramadan custom; watching hours of dramatic Egyptian and Syrian soap operas. Beirutis say that during Ramadan, they love to sit with their families and watch...

2008-08-21 09:00:51

Sama Airlines, a low-fare airline in Saudi Arabia, has announced two new international routes between Riyadh-Asiut, Egypt and Dammam-Beirut, starting from September 1, 2008. Sama Airlines said that its network is now increased to cover 10 international cities with 23 international routes departing from Riyadh, Dammam and Jeddah. Flights to Beirut depart from Dammam twice weekly, and flights to Asiut depart from Riyadh three times weekly. Samer Atawi, chief commercial officer of Sama,...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'