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    Lebanon asks for $180 million to aid Syrian refugees

    The Beirut government has officially sought to "dissociate" itself from the 21-month-old struggle in Syria, nervous about the destabilising impact of the increasingly sectarian conflict in its bigger neighbour on its own delicate communal balance.

    January 6, 2013 7:42
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    Five countries ban Brazil beef over mad cow case

    China, Japan, South Africa, Saudi Arabia and Jordan have informed Brazil about their import bans since the World Animal Health Organization (OIE) said a cow that died in 2010 had atypical bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE)

    January 6, 2013 7:40
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    Dubai Islamic bank to fully acquire mortgage firm Tamweel

    DIB to make offer to Tamweel's shareholders of 10 DIB shares for every 18 Tamweel shares. Tamweel to be delisted after share swap

    January 6, 2013 7:35
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    Egypt to grant Telecom Egypt a mobile license

    Egypt will grant Telecom Egypt a license by mid-2013 to provide mobile services and will later let mobile companies offer fixed-lined services using Telecom Egypt's infrastructure, the industry regulator said.

    December 27, 2012 5:30