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      "Братья-мусульмане" требуют от ХАМАСа разорвать связи с Ираном
      Курсор-Инфо, 10-12-2006
     в Иерусалим 10.12 18:21 В БАГАЦ подан иск с требованием запретить партию БАЛАД 10.12 18:15 Искали Бени Селу и снизили преступность в Тель-Авиве 10.12 17:28 Насралла объявил решающий бой правительству Ливана 10.12 16:24 В Газе расстрелян кортеж главы палестинского МВД 10.12 15:17 ХАМАС предлагает перемирие на 10 лет 10.12 15:04 Тайные перего >>>


      "Международная амнистия": в ПА надо разместить международных наблюдателей
      Курсор-Инфо, 10-12-2006
     10.12 15:17 ХАМАС предлагает перемирие на 10 лет 10.12 12:01 Либерман создает комсомол и "Битуах леуми" 10.12 15:04 Тайные переговоры Абу-Мазена с израильским руководством дали первые результаты 10.12 14:57 Израильская разведка: летом 2007 года войны не будет 10.12 14:43 Отец убитой девочки требует независимой комиссии – без минпроса и поли >>>


      В БАГАЦ подан иск с требованием запретить партию БАЛАД
      Курсор-Инфо, 10-12-2006
     Cursorinfo.co.il, 21.0'.2006 Депутат кнессета Захалка: будем ездить в Сирию, когда захотим - Cursorinfo.co.il, 17.0'.2006 Арабские депутаты кнессета отправились из Дамаска в Бейрут - Cursorinfo.co.il, 14.0'.2006 Арабские депутаты кнессета беседовали с Башаром Асадом о мире - Cursorinfo.co.il, 12.0'.2006 Депутат кнессета на с >>>


      В Газе расстрелян кортеж главы палестинского МВД
      Курсор-Инфо, 10-12-2006
     в Иерусалим 10.12 18:21 В БАГАЦ подан иск с требованием запретить партию БАЛАД 10.12 18:15 Искали Бени Селу и снизили преступность в Тель-Авиве 10.12 17:28 Насралла объявил решающий бой правительству Ливана 10.12 16:22 10.12 15:17 ХАМАС предлагает перемирие на 10 лет 10.12 15:04 Тайные переговоры Абу-Мазена с израильским руководством дали п >>>


      В Европе закрылся последний еврейский телеканал
      Курсор-Инфо, 10-12-2006
     Новости дня 10.12 12:01 Либерман создает комсомол и "Битуах леуми" 10.12 12:57 Жители Раджара: отдайте нас Сирии 10.12 12:4' Мошенники заработали миллионы за счет "Хеврат-хашмаль" 10.12 12:30 Ольмерт попросил министров молчать в тряпочку 10.12 12:01 Перец отправил в отставку Героя Израиля 10.12 11:5' Иран поможет палестинцам отвоева >>>


      В постели у мужчины есть "причины"!
      Курсор-Инфо, 10-12-2006
     Зигмунд Фрейд называл проблемы в постели самой частой неудачей в жизни мужчины. И был тысячу раз прав. К примеру, в США 30 миллионов мужчин каждый пятый американец! - страдают расстройствами половой функции. У мужчины есть причины Мужчины вообще более впечатлительны, ранимы и зависимы от внешних обстоятельств. И страх "опозориться" в пос >>>


      Жители Раджара: отдайте нас Сирии
      Курсор-Инфо, 10-12-2006
     03.12.2006 ЮНИФИЛ: решен вопрос пограничной деревни Раджар - Cursorinfo.co.il, 23.10.2006 Новости дня 10.12 12:01 Либерман создает комсомол и "Битуах леуми" 10.12 12:58 В Европе закрылся последний еврейский телеканал 10.12 12:4' Мошенники заработали миллионы за счет "Хеврат-хашмаль" 10.12 12:30 Ольмерт попросил министров молчать в тряпо >>>


      Израиль заработал более 4 миллиардов долларов на продаже оружия
      Курсор-Инфо, 10-12-2006
     Новости дня 10.12 10:57 Форум Сабана: ХАМАС стремится к религиозной гегемонии 10.12 0':05 Половина работающих израильтян не дотягивает до минимальной зарплаты 10.12 0':40 Неделя началась с двух тяжелых аварий 10.12 07:21 Убийство школьницы в Кацрине: арестован еще один подозреваемый 0'.12 17:38 Ольмерт не желает говорить с Сирие >>>


      Израильская разведка: летом 2007 года войны не будет
      Курсор-Инфо, 10-12-2006
     Сирия и "Хизбалла" - Cursorinfo.co.il, 08.12.2006 Совет безопасности ООН заслушал отчет о ситуации в Южном Ливане - Cursorinfo.co.il, 02.12.2006 Новости дня 10.12 15:17 ХАМАС предлагает перемирие на 10 лет 10.12 12:01 Либерман создает комсомол и "Битуах леуми" 10.12 15:04 Тайные переговоры Абу-Мазена с израильским руководством дали первые р >>>


      Иран поможет палестинцам отвоевать Иерусалим
      Курсор-Инфо, 10-12-2006
     Новости дня 10.12 12:01 Либерман создает комсомол и "Битуах леуми" 10.12 12:58 В Европе закрылся последний еврейский телеканал 10.12 12:57 Жители Раджара: отдайте нас Сирии 10.12 12:4' Мошенники заработали миллионы за счет "Хеврат-хашмаль" 10.12 12:30 Ольмерт попросил министров молчать в тряпочку 10.12 12:01 Перец отправил в отставку Ге >>>


      Искали Бени Селу и снизили преступность в Тель-Авиве
      Курсор-Инфо, 10-12-2006
     заговорил: "В тюрьме меня насиловали и били" - Cursorinfo.co.il, 0'.12.2006 Беглый насильник Бени Села пойман в Нагарии: первые подробности - Cursorinfo.co.il, 08.12.2006 Независимая комиссия: побег Бени Селы – результат грубейшей ошибки полиции - Cursorinfo.co.il, 07.12.2006 Новости дня 10.12 17:34 Исмаил Хания пригласил аятоллу Хамене >>>


      Исмаил Хания пригласил аятоллу Хаменеи в Иерусалим
      Курсор-Инфо, 10-12-2006
     Президент Сирии встретился с палестинским премьером - Cursorinfo.co.il, 04.12.2006 ХАМАС с Ираном договорились: Израилю не место на Ближнем Востоке - Cursorinfo.co.il, 02.12.2006 Новости дня 10.12 18:21 В БАГАЦ подан иск с требованием запретить партию БАЛАД 10.12 18:15 Искали Бени Селу и снизили преступность в Тель-Авиве 10.12 17:28 Насралл >>>


      Компания «Селком»: два новых сайта на портале I-mode.
      Курсор-Инфо, 10-12-2006
     Компания мобильной связи «Селком» продолжает расширять ассортимент русскоязычных сайтов на портале I-mode и предлагает сразу два новых сайта: «Виртуальная библиотека» - сайт, представляющий огромную коллекцию ссылок на произведения всех стилей и направлений, и сайт по интерактивному расчету биоритмов человека по его дате рождения. «Вир >>>


      Либерман создает комсомол и "Битуах леуми"
      Курсор-Инфо, 10-12-2006
     Новости дня 10.12 12:58 В Европе закрылся последний еврейский телеканал 10.12 12:57 Жители Раджара: отдайте нас Сирии 10.12 12:4' Мошенники заработали миллионы за счет "Хеврат-хашмаль" 10.12 12:30 Ольмерт попросил министров молчать в тряпочку 10.12 12:01 Перец отправил в отставку Героя Израиля 10.12 11:5' Иран поможет палестинцам от >>>


      Мошенники заработали миллионы за счет "Хеврат-хашмаль"
      Курсор-Инфо, 10-12-2006
     Новости дня 10.12 12:01 Либерман создает комсомол и "Битуах леуми" 10.12 12:58 В Европе закрылся последний еврейский телеканал 10.12 12:57 Жители Раджара: отдайте нас Сирии 10.12 12:30 Ольмерт попросил министров молчать в тряпочку 10.12 12:01 Перец отправил в отставку Героя Израиля 10.12 11:5' Иран поможет палестинцам отвоевать Иерусали >>>


      Мюнхен-2
      Курсор-Инфо, 10-12-2006
     Сергей Восковский, специально для "Курсор-Инфо", 10 декабря 2006 г. У миротворцев кончается терпение. В самом деле, за пятнадцать лет, прошедших со времени Мадридской конференции, им так и не удалось, несмотря на кучу розданных нобелевских премий, заставить упрямых евреев успокоиться, и отдать всем, кто ими недовольны, все, что те хотят. >>>


      На канале RTVi мировая премьера сериала
      Курсор-Инфо, 10-12-2006
     Бандитский Петербург-8 «Терминал» На место ушедших из жизни первых капиталистов – «авторитетов» первого поколения пришли другие, добившееся всего своим трудом. Но те деловые люди старой закалки, которые одинаково успешно умеют считать деньги и нажимать на курок, вовсе не собираются на пенсию... Магнат Нефедов, ловко обойдя конкурентов, >>>


      Насралла объявил решающий бой правительству Ливана
      Курсор-Инфо, 10-12-2006
     22.11.2006 Новости дня 10.12 17:34 Исмаил Хания пригласил аятоллу Хаменеи в Иерусалим 10.12 18:21 В БАГАЦ подан иск с требованием запретить партию БАЛАД 10.12 18:15 Искали Бени Селу и снизили преступность в Тель-Авиве 10.12 16:24 В Газе расстрелян кортеж главы палестинского МВД 10.12 16:22 10.12 15:17 ХАМАС предлагает перемирие на 10 лет 10 >>>


      Настоящий праздник от «Шекем Электрик».
      Курсор-Инфо, 10-12-2006
     Как быстро убегают декабрьские денечки, ведь это самые короткие дни в году, а успеть в это время нужно много. Не откладывать же на последние предновогодние дни все хлопоты, связанные с праздником. Уже сейчас можно позаботиться о подарках для родных и друзей. Выбор презентов – это не только необходимое, но и приятное занятие. Оно задолго до >>>


      Неделя началась с двух тяжелых аварий
      Курсор-Инфо, 10-12-2006
     Новости дня 10.12 10:57 Форум Сабана: ХАМАС стремится к религиозной гегемонии 10.12 0':05 Половина работающих израильтян не дотягивает до минимальной зарплаты 10.12 07:21 Убийство школьницы в Кацрине: арестован еще один подозреваемый 10.12 08:32 Израиль заработал более 4 миллиардов долларов на продаже оружия 0'.12 17:38 Ольмерт не ж >>>


      Новогодняя палитра от «Николь»
      Курсор-Инфо, 10-12-2006
     Подготовить праздничный стол далеко не простое дело. Оно требует мастерства, чувства меры, такта, изящества и многого другого, без чего невозможно создать праздничную обстановку. Красиво и правильно сервированный стол сам по себе уже вызывает аппетит, а уж когда на нем появляются различные блюда, то рука сама тянется попробовать эти произ >>>


      Один день из жизни фонда «Оле ле оле»
      Курсор-Инфо, 10-12-2006
     13 декабря состоится благотворительный телерадиомарафон русскоязычной общины, все вырученные в этот день средства будут перечислены в фонд «Оле ле Оле». Впервые акция пройдет в прямом эфире крупнейшего международного русскоязычного телеканала RTVI. Об одном дне из жизни фонда рассказал нашему корреспонденту Александр Розензафт, пр >>>


      Ольмерт попросил министров молчать в тряпочку
      Курсор-Инфо, 10-12-2006
     без участия Израиля - Cursorinfo.co.il, 07.12.2006 JPost: Комиссия Бейкера не вынуждает Израиль к уступкам - Cursorinfo.co.il, 08.12.2006 Magazine: США готовы решить все проблемы региона за счет Израиля - Cursorinfo.co.il, 07.12.2006 Новости дня 10.12 12:01 Либерман создает комсомол и "Битуах леуми" 10.12 12:58 В Европе закрылся последний е >>>


      Отец убитой девочки требует независимой комиссии – без минпроса и полиции
      Курсор-Инфо, 10-12-2006
     перемирие на 10 лет 10.12 12:01 Либерман создает комсомол и "Битуах леуми" 10.12 15:04 Тайные переговоры Абу-Мазена с израильским руководством дали первые результаты 10.12 14:57 Израильская разведка: летом 2007 года войны не будет 10.12 14:17 10.12 12:58 В Европе закрылся последний еврейский телеканал 10.12 12:57 Жители Раджара: отдайте нас >>>


      Перец отправил в отставку Героя Израиля
      Курсор-Инфо, 10-12-2006
     Новости дня 10.12 12:01 Либерман создает комсомол и "Битуах леуми" 10.12 12:58 В Европе закрылся последний еврейский телеканал 10.12 12:57 Жители Раджара: отдайте нас Сирии 10.12 12:4' Мошенники заработали миллионы за счет "Хеврат-хашмаль" 10.12 12:30 Ольмерт попросил министров молчать в тряпочку 10.12 11:5' Иран поможет палестинцам >>>


      Половина работающих израильтян не дотягивает до минимальной зарплаты
      Курсор-Инфо, 10-12-2006
     Новости дня 10.12 10:57 Форум Сабана: ХАМАС стремится к религиозной гегемонии 10.12 0':40 Неделя началась с двух тяжелых аварий 10.12 07:21 Убийство школьницы в Кацрине: арестован еще один подозреваемый 10.12 08:32 Израиль заработал более 4 миллиардов долларов на продаже оружия 0'.12 17:38 Ольмерт не желает говорить с Сирией и плани >>>


      Тайные переговоры Абу-Мазена с израильским руководством дали первые результаты
      Курсор-Инфо, 10-12-2006
     Новости дня 10.12 15:17 ХАМАС предлагает перемирие на 10 лет 10.12 12:01 Либерман создает комсомол и "Битуах леуми" 10.12 14:57 Израильская разведка: летом 2007 года войны не будет 10.12 14:43 Отец убитой девочки требует независимой комиссии – без минпроса и полиции 10.12 14:17 10.12 12:58 В Европе закрылся последний еврейский телеканал 10. >>>


      Так ли страшен Иран, как его малюют?
      Курсор-Инфо, 10-12-2006
     Михаил Хейфец, специально для "Курсор-Инфо", 10 декабря 2006 г. В последний год тема "иранской угрозы" стала центральной в Израиле. Не арабской угрозы, как было всегда, а именно персидской. Конечно, все пошло с подачи темпераментного иранского президента. Но почему все-таки Иран? Как могла страна, не имеющая общих границ с Израилем, наро >>>


      Убийство школьницы в Кацрине: арестован еще один подозреваемый
      Курсор-Инфо, 10-12-2006
     ищут среди учеников - Cursorinfo.co.il, 07.12.2006 Загадочное убийство в школе Кацрина - Cursorinfo.co.il, 06.12.2006 Новости дня 10.12 10:57 Форум Сабана: ХАМАС стремится к религиозной гегемонии 10.12 0':05 Половина работающих израильтян не дотягивает до минимальной зарплаты 10.12 0':40 Неделя началась с двух тяжелых аварий 10.12 0 >>>


      Форум Сабана: ХАМАС стремится к религиозной гегемонии
      Курсор-Инфо, 10-12-2006
     2'.11.2006 28.11.2006 Новости дня 10.12 0':05 Половина работающих израильтян не дотягивает до минимальной зарплаты 10.12 0':40 Неделя началась с двух тяжелых аварий 10.12 07:21 Убийство школьницы в Кацрине: арестован еще один подозреваемый 10.12 08:32 Израиль заработал более 4 миллиардов долларов на продаже оружия 0'.12 17:3 >>>


      ХАМАС предлагает перемирие на 10 лет
      Курсор-Инфо, 10-12-2006
     10.12.2006 08.12.2006 Халед Машаль имеет свои планы на арабов Израиля Cursorinfo.co.il, 07.12.2006 Новости дня 10.12 12:01 Либерман создает комсомол и "Битуах леуми" 10.12 15:04 Тайные переговоры Абу-Мазена с израильским руководством дали первые результаты 10.12 14:57 Израильская разведка: летом 2007 года войны не будет 10.12 14:43 Отец уби >>>


      Худеем от пива!
      Курсор-Инфо, 10-12-2006
     Пиво имеет репутацию напитка, от которого поправляются. В действительности же бокал пива содержит не только меньше калорий, чем такой же по объему бокал вина, но и меньше, чем стакан молока или фруктового сока. Сравнительная таблица калорийности различных напитков (на 100 мл): НапитокКалорийная ценность Пиво Carlsberg43 Пиво Tuborg Green >>>


      ‘GCC STOCK MARKETS TUMBLED IN NOVEMBER’
      Arab News, 10-12-2006
     K.S. Ramkumar, Arab News JEDDAH, 10 December 2006 — The negative trend set in October accelerated in November and all six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) stock markets were markedly lower over the month. «With losses of four percent and five percent respectively, the Bahraini and Omani stock markets held up relativ >>>


      ‘POVERTY DOES NOT BELONG IN CIVILIZED HUMAN SOCIETY’
      Arab News, 10-12-2006
     Nasser B. Al–Kahtani This afternoon a Bangladeshi economist and the institution he founded 30 years ago will receive the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway. Muhammad Yunus, known to many as the «banker to the poor,» started his journey toward creating the Grameen Bank in 1'76 with a loan from his po >>>


      ABG OPERATING INCOME UP 30%
      Arab News, 10-12-2006
     K.S. Ramkumar, Arab News JEDDAH, 10 December 2006 — Albaraka Banking Group (ABG), a Bahrain–based Islamic banking group, continued to achieve excellent growth in total assets, and net income, an ABG statement said here yesterday, announcing the financial results for the first nine months of 2006.

The resu >>>


      ANB LAUNCHES QUICK REMITTANCE SCHEME
      Arab News, 10-12-2006
     Arab News RIYADH, 10 December 2006 — Arab National Bank (ANB) has an ongoing TeleMoney Marketing Campaign «Everyone is a winner with TeleMoney» through all of its TeleMoney centers across the Kingdom to enhance customer awareness of the service features and benefits. The campaign, launched a fortnight ago, w >>>


      TEJOORI TO SUPPORT IIFF
      Arab News, 10-12-2006
     Javid Hassan, Arab News RIYADH, 10 December 2006 — Tejoori Limited, Dubai–based investment company has announced that it will support the International Islamic Finance Forum (IIFF) as a strategic partner in the upcoming event in Dubai in April next year. The announcement was made by Shaikh Fawaz Bashraheel, chairm >>>


      UNITED WIN MANCHESTER DERBY TO GO NINE CLEAR
      Arab News, 10-12-2006
     Agencies LONDON, 10 December 2006 — Manchester United surged nine points clear at the top of the Premier League with an edgy 3–1 derby victory over Manchester City yesterday.

City had not won a league game at Old Trafford since 1'74 and their hopes of ending that depressing sequence were dashed as Way >>>


      YEMEN AWARDS 8 OIL BLOCKS
      Arab News, 10-12-2006
     Khaled Al–Mahdi, Arab News SANAA, 10 December 2006 — Yemen awarded five foreign oil companies yesterday the concession rights to explore in eight onshore blocks in the country’s third international oil licensing round.

Oil and Minerals Minister Khaled Mahfoudh Bahah told a news conference that five succes >>>


      A DUTY OWED TO GOD
      Arab News, 10-12-2006
     Adil Salahi, Arab News When the pilgrimage is mentioned in the Qur’an, it is described as a duty owed to God. Thus the relevant verse goes: «Pilgrimage to this House is a duty owed to God by all people who are able to undertake it.» (3: '7) This is a special form of phrase which is not associated with an >>>


      A USEFUL TOOL
      Arab News, 10-12-2006
     Adil Salahi, Arab News Let us consider the following two Hadiths. Abu Juhayfah reports: «The Prophet (peace be upon him) went out into the desert about midday, then he performed his ablution, prayed Dhuhr and Asr in two rak’ahs each, putting a staff in front of him.» (Related by Al–Bukhari and Muslim.) >>>


      AN INVITATION TO REFLECT
      Arab News, 10-12-2006
     Commentary by Sayyid Qutb In the Name of God, the Lord of Grace, the Ever Merciful Would they never reflect in their own minds? God has not created the heavens and the earth and all that is between them other than in accordance with the truth and for a specific term set (by Him). Yet there are many people who deny the t >>>


      ANIMAL SLAUGHTER AND GOD’S CONCESSIONS
      Arab News, 10-12-2006
     Adil Salahi, Arab News Q. You have explained that the animals slaughtered by the people of earlier divine religions are permissible to eat by Muslims. There are some fine points to clarify still: 1) What if during the slaughter the head of the animal is separated from the body? 2) What if the stunning shock actually kil >>>


      ANIMAL SLAUGHTER AND GOD’S CONCESSIONS
      Arab News, 10-12-2006
     Adil Salahi, Arab News Q. You have explained that the animals slaughtered by the people of earlier divine religions are permissible to eat by Muslims. There are some fine points to clarify still: 1) What if during the slaughter the head of the animal is separated from the body? 2) What if the stunning shock actually kil >>>


      MARRIAGE BETWEEN SUNNIS AND SHIITES
      Arab News, 10-12-2006
     Adil Salahi, Arab News Q. I have always thought that marriage between a Sunni and a Shiite Muslims is permissible, but I was recently told otherwise. Please explain.

Sania A. Both Sunnis and Shiites believe in God’s oneness, and in the Prophet Muhammad’s (peace be upon him) message. They offer the same prayers >>>


      THE PROPHET AS A MAN — 104: WHAT SORT OF LOVE
      Arab News, 10-12-2006
     Adil Salahi, Arab News The recent outcry throughout the Muslim world against the cartoons published in Western newspapers ridiculing the Prophet (peace be upon him) was incomprehensible to most people in Europe. Yet it was the instinctive reaction of a population that deeply and genuinely loved the man who delivered God >>>


      TO WHOM POWER BELONGS
      Arab News, 10-12-2006
     Commentary by Sayyid Qutb In the Name of God, the Lord of Grace, the Ever Merciful Alif. Lam. Mim. Defeated have been the Byzantines in the lands close–by; yet despite their defeat, they will gain victory within a few years. All power of decision belongs to God before and after. And on that day the believers will >>>


      ‘DEATH ROAD’ HAZARDS OVERLOOKED
      Arab News, 10-12-2006
     Hayat Kharbash, Arab News A particularly dangerous stretch of the «Death Road» in Akabat Wadi Dela. (AN photo) ABHA, 10 December 2006 — Akabat Wadi Dela is a crucial 44–km stretch of road in the southern region of Saudi Arabia near Jizan. It’s not simply a main thoroughfare for the area; it’s also the >>>


      FIRST PHASES JAMRAT BRIDGE READY FOR HANDOVER
      Arab News, 10-12-2006
     P.K. Abdul Ghafour, Arab News Work on the Jamrat Bridge project is progressing at a war footing. (Courtesy Al–Madinah)

JEDDAH, 10 December 2006 — The first two phases of the SR4.2–billion Jamrat project in Mina have been completed and will be handed over to the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affair >>>


      FOUR PILGRIMS DIE AS BUSES CRASH ON MADINAH HIGHWAY
      Arab News, 10-12-2006
     Roger Harrison & K.S. Ramkumar, Arab News JEDDAH, 10 December 2006 — Four foreign pilgrims were killed and 60 others injured, some them critically, in two separate accidents on the Makkah–Madinah Expressway yesterday, according to diplomats and hospital sources.

A coach carrying about 50 pilgrims, mor >>>


      KING URGES GCC ECONOMIC UNION
      Arab News, 10-12-2006
     Raid Qusti, Arab News Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah chairs the 27th GCC summit in Riyadh on Saturday. (SPA)

RIYADH, 10 December 2006 — Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah yesterday urged GCC countries to achieve economic unity.

«The dream of realizing economic unity >>>


      ONE–MAN PROTEST SENDS BRICK TO THE HEAD
      Arab News, 10-12-2006
     Arab News JIZAN, 10 December 2006 — In protest of what he considered incompetence on the part of municipal officials, a Saudi man sent a brick that had broken off a new pavement project to the head of the Jizan municipality, the daily Okaz reported yesterday. The man included a note that said: «Who is responsible >>>


      REAL ESTATE SCAMS SMASH DREAMS OF MANY
      Arab News, 10-12-2006
     Arab News JEDDAH, 10 December 2006 — Looking to make a quick buck, many people in Jeddah are falling victims to the machinations of supposed real estate agents who offer people a chance to buy land at exceptionally cheap prices.

Once the deal is sealed and the money is handed over, many people come to realize t >>>


      SAUDI ‘SALOONS’? DON’T THINK SO!
      Arab News, 10-12-2006
     Sarah Abdullah, Arab News Vowel howler: With five to choose from, mistakes will happen! JEDDAH, 10 December 2006 — As anyone who has ever resided, toured or passed through Saudi Arabia can tell you, the misspelling of some business and street signs around the Kingdom can be misleading and sometimes funny.

Some >>>


      TWO FACTIONS VYING FOR TAIF CHAMBER POSTS
      Arab News, 10-12-2006
     Mohammad Murad, Arab News TAIF, 10 December 2006 — The Taif Chamber of Commerce and Industry elections started yesterday, pitting two main groups of businessmen and manufacturers who both say they will be the best for promoting the local economy. The first group is calling itself «Development and Correction» >>>


      WEBSITE AIMS TO STREAMLINE HAJ BOOKINGS
      Arab News, 10-12-2006
     Hasan Hatrash, Arab News JEDDAH, 10 December 2006 — A number of Saudi youths have established the first official Haj (pilgrimage) website (www.hamlat.com). The new Arabic–English site aims at facilitating haj bookings in addition to keeping pilgrims constantly updated concerning the Ministry of Haj’s regulations, >>>


      15 KILLED IN IRAQ ATTACKS
      Arab News, 10-12-2006
     Agence France Presse KERBALA, 10 December 2006 — A powerful car bomb killed at least five people and wounded dozens more close to one of Iraq’s holiest Shiite shrines in the central city of Kerbala yesterday, officials said.

Elsewhere, sectarian and insurgent attacks claimed 10 more lives. Salim Kadhim, spokesm >>>


      ABBAS WILL DISMISS PARLIAMENT, CALL EARLY ELECTIONS
      Arab News, 10-12-2006
     Hisham Abu Taha, Arab News GAZA CITY, 10 December 2006 — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said yesterday he would dismiss the Parliament and call early elections. Officials, who attended a meeting of PLO’s powerful executive committee in Ramallah, said Abbas, however, left the door open to reaching a compromise with >>>


      AIR–INDIA REVIEWS ITS INFLIGHT MEALS
      Arab News, 10-12-2006
     Syed Abdallah Rizvi, Arab News DAMMAM, 10 December 2006 — What should be served on the flight from Dammam to Hyderabad? Surely the Hyderabadi Biryani! This may sound simple but to reach this conclusion Air–India has to undertake a very rigorous research program to develop the fliers food profile.

Destinat >>>


      ARROYO CAMP BACKTRACKS ON CHARTER CHANGE MOVE AMID OUTRAGE
      Arab News, 10-12-2006
     Julie Javellana–Santos, Arab News MANILA, 10 December 2006 — Faced with mounting opposition and possible defection by their allies, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and her supporters in the House of Representatives yesterday dropped the move to change the Philippine Constitution via the «Con–ass&raqu >>>


      ISRAEL’S NUCLEAR ARSENAL BIGGEST THREAT TO REGION: PRINCE MUQRIN
      Arab News, 10-12-2006
     Mazen Mahdi, Arab News Chief of General Intelligence Prince Muqrin addressing the Manama Dialogue, the third International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) regional security summit, in the Bahraini capital late Friday. (EPA)

MANAMA, 10 December 2006 — Saudi Arabia’s top intelligence official said late yes >>>


      LEBANON BRACES FOR MORE ANTI–GOVT PROTESTS
      Arab News, 10-12-2006
     Agence France Presse KERBALA, 10 December 2006 — A powerful car bomb killed at least five people and wounded dozens more close to one of Iraq’s holiest Shiite shrines in the central city of Kerbala yesterday, officials said.

Elsewhere, sectarian and insurgent attacks claimed 10 more lives. Salim Kadhim, spokesm >>>


      MUSLIMS MUST HAVE FIRST CLAIM ON RESOURCES, SAYS MANMOHAN
      Arab News, 10-12-2006
     Nilofar Suhrawardy & Indo–Asian News Service NEW DELHI, 10 December 2006 — Prime Minister Manmohan Singh yesterday called for empowering Muslims to make them share in the fruits of development, saying Muslims «must have the first claim on resources» and the uplift of minorities, backwards, women an >>>


      PAKISTAN TESTS NUCLEAR MISSILE
      Arab News, 10-12-2006
     Azhar Masood & Agencies ISLAMABAD, 10 December 2006 — Pakistan successfully test–fired a new version of its short–range nuclear–capable missile yesterday, the third in as many weeks, a military statement said. The ballistic missile Hatf III (Ghaznavi) — launched from an undisclosed location — has a >>>


      RPI THREATENS TO END SUPPORT TO DF GOVERNMENT
      Arab News, 10-12-2006
     Shahid Raza Burney, Arab News PUNE, 10 December 2006 — Angered by the negligence toward the Dalits (low–caste Hindus) and the resentment against the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) over the massacre of Dalit family members at the hands of upper caste Hindus in Khairlanji in Bhandara district in M >>>


      WORLD STUDENTS GATHER IN DUBAI TO DISCUSS A PEACEFUL TOMORROW
      Arab News, 10-12-2006
     K.T. Abdurabb, Arab News DUBAI, 10 December 2006 — Shaping up the mindset of children at an early stage will help in carving out an environmentally responsible and devoted generation for a peaceful tomorrow, said Mohammed Abdul Kareem Julfar, assistant director general of Dubai Municipality for Finance and Properties Af >>>


      2 HOLLYWOOD CHIMPS HEAD TO SANCTUARY
      Washington Post, 10-12-2006
     LOS ANGELES –– Two chimpanzees who appeared in numerous movies and TV shows were removed from a ranch and will retire to a sanctuary to settle a lawsuit alleging animal cruelty, an animal rights group said.

The chimps were trucked out of San Bernardino on Saturday and were expected to arrive at thei >>>


      CONTENTIOUS MOVEMENT CREDITS REV. MOON
      Washington Post, 10-12-2006
     By Rachel ZollAssociated PressSunday, December 10, 2006; A11 PARSIPPANY, N.J., Dec. ' –– The renegade Roman Catholic archbishop who was excommunicated by the Vatican after he installed married priests as bishops acknowledged Saturday that the Rev. Sun Myung Moon was supporting his crusade against mandato >>>


      INFANT KIDNAPPED AT KNIFEPOINT IN FLA.
      Washington Post, 10-12-2006
     FORT MYERS, Fla. –– A missing month–old boy kidnapped at knifepoint was taken as payment because his parents failed to pay human smugglers, police said Saturday.

Bryan Dos Santos Gomes‘ parents were brought into the United States illegally from Brazil, but failed to pay the smugglers&lsq >>>


      INFANT KIDNAPPED IN FLORIDA AS PAYMENT
      Washington Post, 10-12-2006
     FORT MYERS, Fla. –– A missing month–old boy kidnapped at knifepoint was taken as payment because his parents failed to pay human smugglers, police said Saturday.

Bryan Dos Santos Gomes‘ parents were brought into the United States illegally from Brazil, but failed to pay the smugglers&lsq >>>


      LA. DEM INCUMBENT WINS HOUSE RUNOFF
      Washington Post, 10-12-2006
     NEW ORLEANS –– U.S. Rep. William Jefferson easily defeated his fellow Democratic opponent in a runoff election Saturday, despite an ongoing federal bribery investigation.

In complete but unofficial returns, Jefferson, Louisiana‘s first black congressman since Reconstruction, received 57 percen >>>


      LIKE THE NATION, MILITARY FAMILIES DIVIDED ON IRAQ
      Washington Post, 10-12-2006
     By Christian Davenport and Joshua PartlowWashington Post Staff WritersSunday, December 10, 2006; A03 Nancy Hecker hasn‘t read the Iraq Study Group‘s report. She doesn‘t need to. She knows her son, Army Maj. William F. Hecker III, died at 37 for a just cause, no matter what the antiwar crowd thinks.
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      NATION IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 10-12-2006
     Chicago Gunman Felt Cheated on Invention CHICAGO –– The gunman who fatally shot three people in a law firm‘s high–rise office before he was killed by police felt cheated over an invention, authorities said Saturday.

Joe Jackson forced a security guard at gunpoint to take him up to the 38 >>>


      OBAMA SERIOUSLY WEIGHS WHITE HOUSE RUN
      Washington Post, 10-12-2006
     MANCHESTER, N.H. –– Illinois Sen. Barack Obama is heightening his flirtation with a White House run Sunday during his first trip to New Hampshire, where over 2,000 people had snatched up tickets to see him speak.

New Hampshire‘s first–in–the–nation primary is over a year away >>>


      RED, SWIRLING AND PERPLEXING
      Washington Post, 10-12-2006
     By Michael E. RuaneWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, December 10, 2006; C01 If you think we have crazy weather, consider this storm: It‘s about 7,000 miles across, with winds topping 500 mph and clouds that have recently turned red.

It‘s a mega–hurricane, sort of. It has a weird, pale center >>>


      ROMNEY PLEDGED IN ‘'4 TO SEEK GAY RIGHTS
      Washington Post, 10-12-2006
     BOSTON, Dec. ' –– Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) is facing new questions about his beliefs on gay issues after the emergence of a letter he wrote during his 1''4 U.S. Senate run, in which he promised to be a stronger advocate for gays than Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D).

The Massachusett >>>


      SHUTTLE ASTRONAUTS WAKE TO BEATLES TUNE
      Washington Post, 10-12-2006
     AM CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. –– Astronauts aboard the space shuttle Discovery woke up to The Beatles on Sunday, their first morning in space, where the first order of business will be to make sure their ship wasn‘t damaged during launch.

The crew lit up the sky late Saturday with a fiery ascent tha >>>


      SHUTTLE CREW AMONG THE MOST DIVERSE
      Washington Post, 10-12-2006
     CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. –– Discovery‘s seven astronauts are among the most culturally diverse of any space shuttle crew. There are two black astronauts, an astronaut of Indian descent, the first Swede in space, a British–born mission specialist, an Alaskan and a New Jersey boy.

It‘s a >>>


      SHUTTLE SOARS TOWARD SPACE STATION
      Washington Post, 10-12-2006
     CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) – Space shuttle Discovery blasted off its seaside launch pad, ending a ban on night–time flights imposed after the 2003 Columbia disaster, and began chasing the International Space Station on Sunday.

With its twin booster rockets blazing, the shuttle and seven astro >>>


      STUDY AUTHORS DEFEND IRAQ STRATEGY PLAN
      Washington Post, 10-12-2006
     WASHINGTON –– Leaders of a bipartisan panel on Iraq defended their call for a new war strategy Sunday, saying it embraces President Bush‘s goal of an Iraq government that can defend and sustain itself.

In the Sunday talk shows, former GOP Secretary of State James A. Baker III and former Democr >>>


      TACO BELL E. COLI TESTS CLEAR MOST FOODS
      Washington Post, 10-12-2006
     PM TRENTON, N.J. –– Taco Bell announced Saturday tests have ruled out all its ingredients except one _ scallions _ as a possible source of a harsh strain of E. coli that has sickened more than 60 people in the Northeast.

The green onions had been pulled from the company‘s 5,800 restaurants nat >>>


      TAX PROTESTER LINKED TO SNIPES CONVICTED
      Washington Post, 10-12-2006
     PHILADELPHIA –– A man who contended that he was not required to pay income tax, and whose case led to an indictment against actor Wesley Snipes, has been convicted of tax evasion.

Arthur Farnsworth, 44, from near Sellersville in Bucks County, was convicted Friday. He remains free on bail and is sche >>>


      THE NATION‘S WEATHER
      Washington Post, 10-12-2006
     AM –– More Pacific storm systems were forecast to hit the West Coast on Sunday, bringing snow to the Sierra Nevadas, the Great Basin and the Northern Rockies, while the East was expected to remain mostly dry.

A winter storm warning was in effect in the Sierras. Another major Pacific storm system was >>>


      CANDIDATES WOO BUSH DONORS FOR ‘INVISIBLE PRIMARY‘
      Washington Post, 10-12-2006
     December 10, 2006; A01 Last month, a group of Republican royalty gathered to be wined and dined by Gov. Mitt Romney in Boston. On Friday night, they ate at Copia, a pricey Mediterranean steakhouse. On Saturday, they had breakfast at the Four Seasons and then lunched at Fenway Park.

Key Romney advisers made pres >>>


      CONGRESS APPROVES BIOTERRORISM PREPAREDNESS BILL
      Washington Post, 10-12-2006
     WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Congress on Saturday passed a bill to improve U.S. preparedness for bioterrorism or other health crises, in part by accelerating development of new vaccines and drugs.

The bill, sponsored by Massachusetts Democrat Sen. Edward Kennedy and North Carolina Republican Sen. Richa >>>


      CONGRESS BACKS IRAQ INSPECTION OFFICE
      Washington Post, 10-12-2006
     WASHINGTON –– Investigators who have uncovered millions of dollars in wasteful spending in Iraq‘s rebuilding would keep up their watchdog role for an additional year under legislation awaiting President Bush‘s signature.

Congress had ordered that the Office of the Special Inspector Gener >>>


      DAIRY INDUSTRY CRUSHED INNOVATOR WHO BESTED PRICE–CONTROL SYSTEM
      Washington Post, 10-12-2006
     December 10, 2006; A01 In the summer of 2003, shoppers in Southern California began getting a break on the price of milk.

A maverick dairyman named Hein Hettinga started bottling his own milk and selling it for as much as 20 cents a gallon less than the competition, exercising his right to work outside the rigi >>>


      ENERGY COS. GET GREATER ACCESS TO GULF
      Washington Post, 10-12-2006
     PM WASHINGTON –– Congress approved expanded offshore drilling in its final hours, giving energy companies access to oil and natural gas deposits in a vast area once off limits in the Gulf of Mexico.

President Bush, who is expected to promptly sign the legislation, said it "will help to reduce o >>>


      FUTURE BRIGHT FOR EX–MEMBERS OF CONGRESS
      Washington Post, 10-12-2006
     PM WASHINGTON –– They lost their House and Senate seats, in some cases after keeping them warm for three decades. Others up and left on their own. But do not feel too sorry for some of these soon–to–be former lawmakers.

The future is bright for ex–members of Congress. No welfare ch >>>


      GOP LAMENTS MIXED RESULTS AS CONTROL OF CONGRESS ENDS
      Washington Post, 10-12-2006
     A01 Demoralized Republicans adjourned the 10'th Congress at 5 a.m. yesterday with a near–empty Capitol, closing the door on a dozen years of nearly unbroken GOP control by spending more time in the final days lamenting their failures –– to rein in government, tame the deficit and temper their own l >>>


      HOUSE APPROVES OVERHAUL OF RULES FOR FISHERIES
      Washington Post, 10-12-2006
     A08 Congress yesterday passed the broadest overhaul of the rules that govern the U.S. fishing industry in a decade, with provisions instructing fishery managers to adhere strictly to scientific advice so as not to deplete the ocean.

The final language of the Magnuson–Stevens Act, which passed the Senate o >>>


      JEFFERSON OVERCOMES SCANDAL, WINS REELECTION
      Washington Post, 10-12-2006
     NEW ORLEANS, Dec. ' –– Voters looked past a federal bribery investigation of Rep. William J. Jefferson (D–La.) and reelected the eight–term congressman in a runoff election Saturday.

Jefferson grabbed a commanding lead over state Rep. Karen Carter, a fellow Democrat, almost as soon a >>>


      LET EVERYBODY PLAY
      Washington Post, 10-12-2006
     One of the most important things that government could do to reduce drug use, fight the obesity epidemic and deal with a host of other youth problems is quite simple: Include more kids in organized after–school sports.

But to do that, we must first make some major changes in interscholastic sports program >>>


      MEANWHILE, REALITY IN IRAQ
      Washington Post, 10-12-2006
     LONDON –– President Bush has finally heard some realistic, even brutal, ideas about finding a path out of Iraq. But few of them came from the politically interesting but strategically flawed Iraq Study Group‘s report.

The future of Iraq came calling at the White House three times during an ext >>>


      NEW ORLEANS AREA REELECTS CONGRESSMAN UNDER PROBE
      Washington Post, 10-12-2006
     NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – New Orleans area U.S. Rep. William Jefferson won a ninth term to Congress in a surprising landslide on Saturday as loyal black voters shrugged off a federal bribery investigation into $'0,000 found in his freezer.

Jefferson defeated fellow black Democrat Karen Carter with 58 pe >>>


      OBAMA HITS NEW HAMPSHIRE IN POSSIBLE 2008 PREVIEW
      Washington Post, 10-12-2006
     MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (Reuters) – Democrat Barack Obama makes his first visit to the political proving grounds of New Hampshire on Sunday, stoking the growing buzz about a possible 2008 White House run by the rising party star.

Obama, the only black U.S. senator, will speak to 1,500 Democratic activis >>>


      OUR ‘MESSIANIC IMPULSE‘
      Washington Post, 10-12-2006
     As Americans struggle to find an answer to the serious problems in Iraq, larger and broader questions beckon. How did we wind up in Iraq in the first place? Some argue that we were too aggressive and self–righteous in promoting our principles, too meddlesome, too arrogant in seeking to transform the world, too qui >>>


      REUTERS POLITICS SUMMARY
      Washington Post, 10-12-2006
     Obama hits New Hampshire in possible 2008 preview MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (Reuters) – Democrat Barack Obama makes his first visit to the political proving grounds of New Hampshire on Sunday, stoking the growing buzz about a possible 2008 White House run by the rising party star. Obama, the only black U.S. senato >>>


      ROAD TO THE WHITE HOUSE MAY BE LINED WITH BOOKS
      Washington Post, 10-12-2006
     Can you write your way into the White House? A number of prospective 2008 presidential candidates are betting that the free publicity that comes with the release of a book can‘t hurt.

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D–N.Y.) will re–release her book, "It Takes a Village," on Tuesday, 10 >>>


      RUMSFELD ON FAREWELL VISIT IN IRAQ
      Washington Post, 10-12-2006
     BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Outgoing Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld paid a surprise farewell visit to American troops in Iraq and told them U.S. forces must stay until the enemy is defeated.

Rumsfeld‘s unannounced visit came one day after he gave a farewell address at the Pentagon and nine days before he >>>



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