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April 30
Bush to Impose Syria Sanctions Soon, WHouse Says
Report: Hezbollah gives Israel two weeks on deal to free militant Kuntar
Weekly: Missing Israelis in Hezbollah's hands
Lebanon peace programme hinges on tree-planting
Hariri Ousts Pakradouni's Katayeb from Beirut's City Hall
Daouk Fields Rival List Backed by Aoun, Wakim, Communists
Solange Gemayel Backs Aounists, Deplores Alliance with Wakim
U.S. Complains of Lebanon's Failure to Curb Hizbullah
Amal, Tashnak, Hizbullah on PM's slate
Looking to dominate, Hariri settles on list with Damascus
As elections near, coalitions firm up
Bizri comes out running in Sidon's race for mayor
Arslan says violence in Shoueifat is over and elections will be held
Damour council accused of neglecting its duties
UNDP report considers issues of decentralization, reform
Syrian attack universally condemned
After joining EU, Czech president make a 3-day visit to Lebanon
Fares sounds out issue of renewing Lahoud's term
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April 29
Humaid leads UAE delegation to Beirut
U.S. Bans Syria from Selecting Lebanon's Next President
Abu Ayash in Bkirki as Rana Denied Bail Anew
Beirut's 6 political parties, Hariri close to agreement
FPM opposition authority figures announce program
Campaigns cry sabotage as elections near
Moawad: Syrian influence impedes progress on a number of fronts
Process of Al-Madina inquiry retarded by various circumstances
Lebanese leaders condemn violence, view linkages with recent incidents
Reinforcing relations with Lebanon and emigrants abroad
Lebanese diplomat: UN forum must define 'terrorism'
Professor says 'rule of law' misunderstood
Obeid to visit Iran for talks on regional issues
Lebanon on track to join WTO
Lebanon works to refine transport issues with Turkey
With a clear vision and tasty product, Kabab-Ji owner presses forward
Arab scientists, investors emerge from conference cautiously optimistic
Bank of Beirut, Q1 up 14pc
Lebanon News in Brief
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April 28
Assad defends anti-U.S. attacks in Iraq
U.S. lawmakers blast Syria sanctions delay
Finding shades of southern Lebanon in the Gaza Strip
Waste Water From Lebanon Contaminating The Kinneret
Elections Violence Hits Jounieh, Building Afire, Posters Scorched
Hariri warns supporters against complacency
Damascus' mediator role hampered by strong rivalries
Looking for an edge, municipal candidates deploy golf carts and posters
Murr gives assurances elections will be calm
Opposition figure demands change
Lahoud: Country must stay away from sensitivities that divide it
NATO secretary general to visit Mideast to discuss disputed 'Istanbul Initiative'
French ambassador meets with Hariri, decries unilateralism in Palestine, Iraq
Handbook for municipalities
To stem the 'brain drain,' region must invest more in R&D, less in real estate
Merchants join regional B2B Web site
Horeca attracts record numbers
Banque Audi reports net profits jumped 13 percent in first quarter
Inter-continental Hotel group projects record high growth despite instability
Lebanon News in Brief
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April 27
Hezbollah deploying missiles to Iraq?
Hezbollah silent on prisoner-swap with Israel
Irish EU Presidency: Taoiseach discusses MiddleEast situation with PM Hariri
Mrs. Mouawad Attacks Syria's 'Excessive Interference' in Lebanon
Israel Reactivates Swap-2, Hoping to Get Arad Alive
Families, parties vie for position in Mt. Lebanon
Israeli army chief: Second prisoner swap effort progressing
Gearing up for an intense electoral battle
Zahrani Elections take local flavor
Rival lists in Damour headed by cousins
Lebanon Banque Audi Q1 profit up to $14.5 million
Age, gender discrimination plague Lebanese job market
Abu Ayyash sues Al-Madina bank assistant
Dutch Parliament delays approval of Euro-Med agreement
Rising demand for Lebanese students
Report predicts 'modest' growth
Superhero to rescue LibanPost
Lebanon News in Brief 
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April 26
U.S. moves inflame Arab moderates
Lebanese journalist to challenge jail verdict
Jumblat, Arslan at Loggerheads in Shweifat's Local Elections
Patriarch: 'Geagea is the Cause of a Nation in Captivity'
Hizbullah game show keeps hostility to Israel alive
Travel agents visit Beirut courtesy of Radisson SAS & Oman Air
Palestinians forced to live in state of disrepair
Geagea's wife takes up issue of release
Leftist coalition in Tyre to challenge Amal
Saad says cooperation with PM impossible
Rival lists in Damour headed by cousins
Qordahi announces 'Jbeil slate'
Two lists contest elections in Bhamdoun
Aris agrees with Hoss to rebuke Hariri
UN report bodes ill for Palestinians
Palestinians angered by UNRWA's poster ban in schools
Legal experts, MPs dust off neglected draft laws
Plans for a multimillion dollar VIP jet terminal set to take off next month
Manufacturers need government support to flourish
Beirut to host ARABCOM 2004
Lebanon News in Brief
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April 25
Beirut veteran Imad Mughniyeh blamed over Basra attacks
Bar Association Expresses Horror over Geagea's Prison Misery
Press 'Bewildered' by Absentia Verdict over Lahoud's Murder Attempt
Ibrahim Abu Ayash is Free, Pledges to Settle all Debts
Report: Mossad agents enter Lebanon to hit Hamas
US warns Lebanon to stop Hamas support
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April 24
Exclusions may threaten agreement
Pushing PM to form coalition, Syria ensures 'safe' balance
Political parties jockey for position in Sidon elections
Justice Minirtry prepares for elections
Demonstrators call for Arabs to sever all ties with Israel
Lebanon rejects U.S. protest over activities of Palestinian militants
Government rebuts critics of water plan
Success of country's financial sector attributed to high quality of education
Lebanon News in Brief
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April 23
Newsman Given 1 Year in Jail for Lahoud Assassination Story
Aounists Contest Beirut Elections with Wakim, Communists
Hariri Agrees to Modify Beirut City List But Hoss, Aoun Veto
Abu Ayash May be Freed Friday on Bails Totaling LL560 Million
Chamoun Says 'Elections Newcomer' Engineering Dynamite Attack
FPM to field candidate list in Beirut elections
Hariri's comments on citizenship issue provoke criticism
Hariri denies difference of opinion with Murr over ID annulment
Palestinians devastated by ID revocation
Jounieh municipal battle lines drawn among families
Iranian speaker visits Khiam prison, praises resistance
Riyadh suicide bombing condemned by Lebanese leaders
Once scuttled, Arab summit now scheduled for late May
Pumped-up prices at the pump
Remittances chief source of foreign exchange earnings
Family-owned businesses key source of growth
Lebanon News in Brief
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April 22
Dynamite Charge Explodes at Dory Chamoun's House in Deir al Kamar
Fresh U.S. Demands Spark Sharp Exchanges between Obeid, Battle
Rana to Stand Trial on

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