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March 31
Tensions rise in Palestinian camps in southern Lebanon
Unidentified men kidnap Beirut teenager, demand $1.5m
Elections the way forward, Hezbollah says
Lebanon Press Highlights: March 31, 2009
Lebanese, Israeli military officers meet face to face for border coordination
Hezbollah braced for Israeli attack
S&P: Risks to MENA countries from falling remittances
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March 30
Magida El Roumi gives sell-out concert in Abu Dhabi
Lebanese magazine champions sex and the city
UNIFIL officers interrupted in south
Lebanon Press Highlights: March 30, 2009
Sleiman meets Assad, describes ties with Syria as 'excellent'
Hezbollah says not to carry out operation outside Lebanon
Lebanon stability at risk ahead of parliamentary elections - report
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March 29
Exclusive: Hezbollah uses Mexican drug routes into U.S.
Hezbollah MP to visit Britain
Hezbollah: Sudan strikes a new Israeli crime
Russia to deliver 2 MiG-29 fighters to Lebanon by November
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March 27
Lebanon soldiers kill drugs baron: army
Lebanese army tank attacked with RPG in Baalbek - sources
Lebanon Press Highlights: March 27, 2009
PLO dissatisfied with Lebanese assassination probe
Lebanese army uncovers weapons in south
Wild Discovery announces opening of 4 new branches in 2009
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March 26
U.S. envoy links aid to Lebanese elections
Lebanon launches anti-corruption drive
US grants Lebanon USD 1.5 mln for landmine clearance
Lebanon Press Highlights: March 26, 2009
Lebanon: Shooting incident targets cars of two senior judges
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March 25
Hariri tribunal asks Lebanon to handvover case
Hariri tribunal swears in officials, adopts rules
Hezbollah leader lauds resilience
Syria has no information on Hariri murder: Assad
Thousands mourn slain PLO official in Lebanon
Syrian presence in Lebanon aimed to prevent division: Assad
PLO official "victim of inter-Palestinian feud"
Police defuse bomb near Gemayel's house
Lebanon Press Highlights: March 25, 2009
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March 24
Killing of top PLO official highlights Palestinian rifts
Lebanon’s Hariri praises Obama’s engagement in region
Italian judge to head Lebanon killings court
Syrian leader: Syria to wait before judging Obama
Lebanon's economy defies global downturn
Lebanon approves first Syrian ambassador
Lebanon press says PLO bomb 'settling of scores'
Top Palestinian official killed in Lebanon
Syria appoints first ambassador to Lebanon
Lebanon Press Highlights: March 24, 2009
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March 23
Iran-backed group may be behind Haifa bomb attempt
Israeli-Arab branch of Hezbollah behind failed Haifa massacre
Lebanon suggests Arab observatory to combat terrorism
US dispatches shipment of vehicles to Lebanese Army
Lebanese President denounces Israeli-practised state terrorism
Lebanon elections race gains momentum
Lebanon Press Highlights: March 23, 2009
UAE, Lebanon sign MoU for boosting security cooperation
Lebanon urges Arab delegates to form an anti-organized crime bureau
Lebanon economy indicating 4 pct growth in 09
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March 22
Israel jailer becomes lawyer for Lebanese militant
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March 21
Palestinians say Lebanon army soiled Iran food aid
Lebanon ramps up security for Hariri tribunal
Lebanon: Two Palestinians killed in family dispute
Five UN peacekeepers lightly injured in Lebanon
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March 20
Gulf slowdown casts shadow on Lebanese economy
Lebanon Press Highlights: Mrch 20, 2009
UN strongly defends Roed-Larsen after Syria accused him of partiality
Syria accuses Roed-Larsen of partiality
Gulf slowdown casts shadow on Lebanese economy
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March 19
Lebanon to lower voting age
Analysts say Tueni will beat Aoun's candidate in Beirut race
Lebanon Press Highlights: March 19, 2009
Canadian-Lebanese in court over Paris bombing
UNIFIL announces launch of its official website
Lebanon aims to reduce public-debt ratio to GDP - minister
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March 18
Lebanese president rules out direct Israel talks
U.S. official: Iran increasing pro-Hezbollah activity in South America
Lebanon Press Highlights: March 18, 2009
Foundation helps search for missing militants in Israel
Suspect in alleged NY plot released in Lebanon
Lebanon: State miniter Lahoud accuses Aoun of frogery, cheating
Lebanon hopes to woo 2 million tourists in 2009
Lebanon hopes to woo 2 million tourists in 2009
Lebanon inflation eases to 2.8 pct y/y in Feb-cbank
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March 17
Lebanon prosecutor seeks execution of Israel 'spies’
Hariri tribunal poses challenge to improved US-Syrian ties
Russia supports Harir Tribunal if it is not politicized
Lebanon Press Highlights: March 17, 2009
France rolls out red carpet for Lebanese president
Tunisian dissident barred from Lebanon; blames Tunisian government
Syrian Deputy FM visits Lebanese Embassy in Damascus
Lebanese cleric bans bribes in election campaign
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March 16
Lebanon voters face Hezbollah-independence choice
Lebanon raises flag over first-ever Syria embassy
France bolstering Lebanese president ahead of vote
Lebanon Press Highlights: March 16, 2009
Moody's: Lebanon's voluntary debt exchange supports ratings
Lebanon swaps $2.1 billion in Eurobonds to finance debt
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March 15
France-Lebanon ties in focus as Sleiman heads for Paris
Lebanese military re-demarcate southern border line
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March 14
March 14 launches its electoral platform
Hezbollah chief vows to never recognise Israel
Ibrahim Moussawi denied visa over Hezbollah
US displeased over British contact with Hezbollah
Lebanon's Suleiman to visit Paris for talks with Sarkozy
Lebanon to open first embassy in Syria next week
Lebanon troops restore order in Sidon after armed clashes
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March 13
U.S. disagrees with British decision to engage Hezbollah
U.S., U.K. divided over dialogue with Hezbollah
Lebanon Press Highlights: March 13, 2009
Lebanese cabinet approved protection measures for Hariri's tribunal judges
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March 12
Riyadh summit 'will reflect positively on Lebanon'
US sets conditions on Hamas, Hezbollah contacts
Lebanon Press Highlights: March 12, 2009
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March 11
Geagea: Arab reconciliation fruitless if meddling continues
Israel-Lebanon borders stable despite attacks
Lebanon Press Highlights: March 11, 2009
18 inmates injured in riot at Lebanese prison
Over 500 Telecom giants to attend Arabcom Beirut
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March 10
Fiscal crisis to last for years: Lebanese Ex-PM at AIF
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March 9
Assad issues warning on Hariri tribunal
Hezbollah expects elections to produce internationally recognized unity govt
First stone laid at razed refugee camp in Lebanon
Rocks accidentally roll downhill from heights overlooking Lebanese resort
US Envoy: No decision yet on ambassador to Syria
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March 8
UK: Campaigners seek arrest of Hezbollah spokesman
UK, Hezbollah: Sensitivity to religion cannot dictate the course of the law
Lebanese Shiite leader urges U.S.-Syrian-Iranian talks
Assad purges Syrian security services ahead of new bid for Beirut
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March 7
US envoy holds 'constructive' talks with Syrians
US 'not ready' to follow British contact with Hezbollah
US officials: Lebanese alone should decide the fate of their country
Lebanon GDP growth could be halved in 2009: IMF
Kaldas leads probe into Hariri's death
Lebanese prominent politician applauds ICC’s Bashir warrant
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March 6
Hezbollah welcomes contacts with Britain
Hezbollah says British dialogue offer is positive
US envoys seek to reassure Lebanon
US: Dialogue with Syria not a threat to Lebanon
UK lawmakers meet with militant groups
Britain re-establishes ties with Hezbollah
Talks on Lebanese memorandum postponed
Lebanon Press Highlights: March 6, 2009
IMF urges cautious approach on Lebanon rates
Lebanese churches issue 'political conduct charter'
Lebanon Seeks to Extend Bond Maturities in Exchange
IMF urges cautious approach on Lebanon rates
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March 5
Jumblat sees Saudi-Syria thaw good for Lebanon
US official in Lebanon amid signs of shift in US policy
Lebanese man accused of arms deals in N.Y. trial
Ban: Parliamentary elections may test Lebanon's stability
Lebanese Builder Kidnapped In Nigeria - Military
Hezbollah denounces arrest warrant against al-Bashir
Britain says open to Hezbollah talks
Lebanon Press Highlights: March 5, 2009
Lebanon's Murr TV back on air
Cellular rates 'highest in Lebanon, Morocco'
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March 4
Hariri tribunal under way
Lebanon Press Highlights: March 4, 2009
Lebanon plans to install fiber-optic Internet grid
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March 3
UN Security Council backs Lebanon tribunal
Lebanon: Israeli soldier fired on border village
UN prosecutor met Hezbollah officials before tribunal launching - report
Lebanon: High Hopes for Growth and Stability
Lebanon Press Highlights: Mach 3, 2009
Australia: Row after film about Lebanese gangs axed by cinemas
Australian cinemas increase security for race movie
Lebanon: High Hopes for Growth and Stability
Lebanon sees bank deposits up at least 7 pct in '09
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March 2
Lebanon factions pledge peaceful June election
Fear grips democracy in Lebanon
Plea for justice over Hariri slaying
Lebanon Press Highlights: March 2, 2009
Syrian Media on the Hariri Tribunal
UNIFIL Maritime Task Force transfer of authority
Start of Lebanon tribunal 'decisive milestone' - Ban
Hariri tribunal gets under way in The Hague
Cinema chain resumes screening movie about ethnic-Lebanese gangs
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March 1
Lebanese pay tribute to Hariri as tribunal is launched
Hariri: Tribunal was achieved through the resolve of the Lebanese
Tribunal opens to prosecute Hariri assassination suspects
Hezbollah on high alert after espionage scare
Tribunal set to begin in Lebanese killing
Hariri tribunal to open its doors in The Hague

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