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Lebanon’s Election; The Middle East's Euro; Who Drinks the Most Milk? Film and Fanatics; Orphaned Tweets; 10 Awesome Trucks

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June 11, 2009 8:32 by



Lebanon’s Election

Good news in the Middle East is rare. So the parliamentary election in Lebanon stands out, says The New York Times.

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The Middle East’s Euro

Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait and Bahrain signed a pact for currency union but are a long way off, says Forbes.

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Gulf Carriers Offer Manufacturers Little Respite

Airlines based in the GCC are expected to drive orders at the Paris Air Show next week, but there are growing signs that even they aren’t immune to the global economic crisis, says The Wall Street Journal.

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Film and Fanatics

The first publicly screened movie in Saudi Arabia for 30 years has provided controversy and a new case for social reform, says Nesrine Malik in the Guardian.

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Less Wobbly Now

The process of returning banks to private ownership begins, says the Economist.

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False Starts

The race to build the tallest skyscraper on earth is at a complete standstill, says Portfolio, and lists ten projects around the world with problems.

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Orphaned Tweets

Slate checks out the people who sign up for Twitter, post once, and then never return.

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Who Drinks the Most Milk?

Business Week checks out which countries consume, produce and import and export the most milk.

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The 10 Most Creative People in Marketing and Advertising

Check out the names that make it to Fast Company’s list.

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10 Awesome Trucks

From decorated Pakistani trucks to the sauna ones made in Russia, Oddee brings you ten of the coolest trucks from across the world.




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