Middle East Airlines continues to defy assumptions. Having delivered a profit in 2006 when its Beirut base came under attack during the Israel-Hezbollah war, the carrier this year expects to increase its profitability in spite of the global economic problems ravaging most airlines. The Lebanese flagship is now benefiting from the relative domestic political stability that has followed the years of turmoil that culminated in the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri in 2005 ...

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