Green light for Lebanon

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The Independent Online
BEIRUT - Lebanon's first post-war traffic lights started operating yesterday, as authorities began trying to bring order to the country's traffic chaos, Reuter reports.

The Interior Minister, Beshara Merhej, switched on the single set of lights in the mountain town of Alley. They were the first to operate in more than 15 years. Lebanon's network of traffic lights was knocked out in the early months of the 1975-90 civil war.