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The weekly UPI Almanac package for October 20-26.
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The Almanac

Today is Monday, Oct. 13, the 286th day of 2003 with 79 to follow.
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UPI Hears:

UPI Hears... Russia, China in free trade talks...Israel to train Indian Special Forces...No Egyptian troops for Iraq; but police?...Lebanese files charges against general...Mistresses OK, but not on taxpayers dime...
MARTIN WALKER, Chief UPI International Correspondent

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Aug. 17, the 229th day of 2003 with 136 to follow.

Washington Agenda-General

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The Almanac

Today is Monday, Oct. 21, the 294th day of 2002 with 71 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Oct. 13, the 286th day of 2002 with 79 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Aug. 17, the 229th day of 2002 with 136 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Oct. 21, the 294th day of 2001 with 71 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Oct. 13, the 286th day of 2001 with 79 to follow.
By United Press International
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Michel Aoun
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (R) greets officials as the Leader of Lebanese Free Patriotic Movement (FPM) Party Michel Aoun (L) looks on during their meeting in Tehran, Iran on October 13, 2008. (UPI Photo/Mohammad Kheirkhah)
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Michel Naim Aoun (Arabic: ميشال نعيم عون‎) (born September 30, 1933) is a Lebanese politician. From 22 September 1988 to 13 October 1990, he served as Prime Minister of the legal one of two rival governments that contended for power. He declared "The Liberation War" against the Syrian Occupation on the 14th of March 1989, where he was defeated on the 13th of October and exiled to France. He returned to Lebanon on May 7, 2005, eleven days after the withdrawal of Syrian troops. In 2006, as head of the Free Patriotic Movement (FPM), he signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Hezbollah. He visited Syria in 2009. Known as "General," Aoun is currently a Member of Parliament. He leads the "Free Patriotic Movement" party which has 27 representatives and is the second biggest bloc in the parliament.

A Maronite, Michel Aoun was born to a modest family in the mixed Christian and Shiite suburb of Haret Hreik, to the south of Beirut. He finished his secondary education at the College Des Frères in 1955 and enrolled in the Military Academy as a cadet officer. Three years later, he graduated as an artillery officer in the Lebanese Army.

Michel Aoun is married to Nadia El-Chami. They have three daughters: Mireille, Claudine and Chantal.

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