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Friday, March 25, 2005 

Fight at the AUB

(corrected: apologies for the earlier error - the fight was at the Arab University of Beirut not the American University of Beirut)

Three students have been taken to hospital after sustaining stab wounds during a fight at the Arab University in Beirut.

100 soldiers and police intervened to break up the disturbance.

Many of its students are Lebanon's elite, as well as Lebanese who've grown up overseas. In the past, the fiercist fighting was restricted to the poorer parts of the country.

In other news, sales of guns and small weaponry have soared in the past few weeks. But economically Lebanon has not been damaged - the Lira held firm since the death of Hariri. The biggest indicator of an unstoppable spiral to war will be the economy's performance: Lebanon's proudest asset. Even if there's no real national unity, the one thing the Lebanese can't bear to lose for a second time is their flagship economy.

sasa, great blog! thanks for the updated news.
About the AUB fight, where did you get the news from?

Do you mean AUB as in Arab University of Beirut, or American University of Beirut? I didn't read anything about American University of Beirut... but:

http://www.arabicnews.com/ansub/Daily/Day/050324/2005032403.html

Just contacted my friend in Beirut. You are right! It was the Arab University of Beirut. He said AUB and I assumed American University because that's where he goes..I'll correct it now.

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