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Lebanese singer Pascal Mishalani received an invitation to attend the 14th season of the 'Arab Song Festival' held in Tunisia. Bascal sang a great collection of her most beautiful songs. The celebration was aired live on channels in Tunisia, Morocco, Kuwait, Jordan and Algeria.
Text of report in English by privately-owned Lebanese newspaper The Daily Star website on 7 July Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince al-Walid bin-Talal now holds more than 85 per cent of shares of the Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation satellite television channel (LBC-SAT) and the Production and Acquisition Company (PAC), according to An-Nahar daily.
Lebanese Hezbollah Al-Manar TV at 1502 gmt on 2 July continues to carry live relay from an unidentified location in Beirut a news conference by Hezbollah Secretary General Hasan Nasrallah, who is seen addressing journalists via a large screen. Audio and video reception continues to be good.
A new Lebanese singer has been introduced to the music business, artist Vivian Azarah. She has released her first song "Eh" (What), written by Abed Al Minem Taha, composed by Wiaam and distributed by Adel Haqi.
Text of report in English by privately-owned Lebanese newspaper The Daily Star website on 2 July ["Siniora Hails Prisoner Swap as Win for Hezbollah, Lebanon" - The Daily Star Headline] BEIRUT: Prime Minister Fu'ad al-Sanyurah said on Tuesday [1 July] that a prisoner swap between Israel and Hezbollah constituted a "huge failure" for the Jewish state and a "national success" for the Lebanese party.
By Alistair Lyon, Special Correspondent BEIRUT (Reuters) - Israel said on Wednesday it could gradually dismantle its blockade of Lebanon as Lebanese and U.N. forces control entry points to stop Hizbollah rearming, and the U.N. commander in the south said a breakthrough could be close. U.N.
By Alistair Lyon, Special Correspondent BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said on Tuesday he hoped for word on the lifting of an Israeli blockade on Lebanon within two days as the shape of a carefully orchestrated deal involving France, Italy and Germany emerged.
BEIRUT (Reuters) - A roadside bomb blast killed an escort of a senior Lebanese intelligence officer, who was among five people wounded in the attack near Lebanon's southern city of Sidon on Tuesday, police said.
By Nadim Ladki BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said on Monday he would appoint a secret envoy to work for the release of the two Israeli soldiers whose capture by Lebanon's Hizbollah group triggered a month-long war.
By Nadim Ladki BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said on Monday he would appoint a secret negotiator to mediate between Israel and Hizbollah for the release of two Israeli soldiers seized in July.
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