Court acts to stop arranged wedlock

A 16-YEAR-OLD Lebanese Australian girl has been placed on a nationwide airport watch list to stop her being sent to Lebanon against her will for an arranged marriage. In what a magistrate has called an ”act of great bravery”, the girl sought a court order to stop her parents taking her out of Australia to […]

Customs revenues on the rise, up 83% in 2009

Customs revenues reached $1.53bn in the first 10 months of 2009, up 83% from $837m in the same period last year, Byblos Bank’s Lebanon This Week stated. Custom revenues reached $165.8m in October 2009 compared to $156.5m in September and to $104.8m in October 2008. The Port of Beirut continues to be the main point […]