Rebuilding Beirut, 10 years later

October 1993
U.S. News & World Report;10/25/93, Vol. 115 Issue 16, p13
Reports on the unsuccessful plans by Syrian-backed Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri who wants to rebuild Beirut's city center. Opposition by religious groups who don't want to give up their property in the central district and Lebanese residents who resent Syrian workers who are guaranteed higher wages without paying rent or taxes; Expected influx of tourists and announcement by Saison of Japan to reopen the Phoenicia hotel.


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