Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Najib Mikati, currently trying to form a new government in Lebanon, was ranked by Forbes magazine as the 409th richest person in the world with $2.8 billion.
At an age when most people enjoy retirement, Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim grew his personal fortune by some $20 billion in one year through gains in his telecommunications and mining businesses. The value of the 71-year-old’s companies as measured by Forbes, around $74 billion, is nearly twice the projected 2011 gross domestic product of Lebanon,
Lebanese President Michel Suleiman arrived in Mexico City on Sunday evening for an official state visit at the invitation of Mexican President Felipe Calderón, according to a statement issued by the presidential press office. Suleiman traveled to New York on Thursday for the 65th session of the UN General Assembly.
Lebanese President Michel Suleiman will head to New York on September 21 to address the UN General Assembly, Al-Markaziya news agency reported on Monday. He will be accompanied by a Lebanese ministerial delegation
Mexico has arrested Jameel Nasr, a Mexican national, Tijuana resident and graphic designer accused of trying to set up a South American Hezbollah network. Jameel reportedly traveled frequently to Lebanon to receive instructions from Hezbollah. He also traveled extensively around South America, including two months in 2008 in Hugo Chavez’s Venezuelan workers’ paradise.
Lebanon’s Information Minister Tarek Mitri said during a press conference that the Lebanese government will pay $800,000 to Al-Jazeera television channel so that the Lebanese could watch World Cup matches without additional fees.
A strong 7.2-magnitude earthquake that has killed at least two people sent jolts hundreds of kilometers from the quake’s center in the western Mexico-U.S. border region.
Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim Helu , who was recently listed by Forbes magazine as the world’s wealthiest man, will present a lecture at AUB entitled “The New Civilization of Knowledge and Technology” on March 17 at 3 pm.
Forbes Magazine late on Wednesday named ( son of Lebanese immigrant ) Mexican telecom mogul Carlos Slim Helu as the world’s richest man in its annual ranking, dethroning Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates. Slim’s wealth was estimated at $53.5 billion by Forbes, compared with Gates’ $53 billion. Berkshire Hathaway’s Warren Buffett came in third with $47 […]