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      14 MORE CHARGED FOR LINK TO TRIAL FIXING
      Kathimerin, 13-07-2006
      An appeals court prosecutor yesterday spread the net wider in an ongoing trial–fixing investigation, lodging charges against 14 individuals, mostly judges, believed to have abused their judicial powers to influence court verdicts and secure personal gain.

Following a decision by Supreme Court deputy pros >>>


      A FULL MOON RISES...
      Kathimerin, 13-07-2006
      THANASSIS STAVRAKIS/AP A full moon rises over the Propylaea, the gateway to the monuments of the Acropolis, late on Tuesday. Around the corner, at the foot of the Acropolis, is the outdoor ancient Herod Atticus Theater. Officials will closed the 1,800–year–old theater in August to hold emergency reconstruct >>>


      GREECE ENTANGLED IN DRIFT NETS
      Kathimerin, 13-07-2006
      STELIOS BOURAS Environmentalist group Greenpeace called on the government yesterday to help enforce bans on drift–net fishing techniques used in the international waters surrounding the country which it says are hurting local fish populations.

Sofia Tsenikli, who oversees the campaign concerning the mari >>>


      HUNTING GUNS LIFTED IN HEIST
      Kathimerin, 13-07-2006
      PANTELIS SAITAS/ANA Photo: Forensic experts look for evidence that may lead police to the five men that held up an arms store in Menidi, northwestern Athens, yesterday.

The gang made away with 15 hunting rifles and 17 containers of cartridges from the storage area with two cars and a truck. Police do not belie >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 13-07-2006
      MISSILE DEAL Swiss authorities to give details of accounts linked to TOR purchase Swiss authorities have agreed to provide details to Greek prosecutors about bank accounts which may have been linked to the purchase of Russian missiles by the Greek government, sources told Kathimerini yesterday. Greece bought 21 TOR&nda >>>


      SAFETY OF SAMARIA EXAMINED
      Kathimerin, 13-07-2006
      Tourists hiking through the Samaria Gorge may be given hard hats to protect them from falling rocks, authorities in Crete said yesterday, as a 14–year–old boy was recovering in the hospital after being injured while walking through one of the island’s main tourist attractions.

Doctors in Hania said >>>


      WIRETAP NAMES EMERGE
      Kathimerin, 13-07-2006
      ADAE gives MPs details of people linked to phone tapping as EYP remains silent The watchdog investigating the recent phone–tapping scandal yesterday handed to a parliamentary committee the names of the people who allegedly called the mobile phones which were used to snoop on the prime minister and members of his >>>


      WORLD CUP HELPS WIVES SCORE WITH THEIR MEN
      Kathimerin, 13-07-2006
      While some married couples in Greece bickered over how much soccer they were watching on TV during the last month, others seem to have treated the World Cup as the ideal stimulus for their sex lives.

According to a survey by the Greek Society for Mental and Sexual Health which was made public yesterday, two&nd >>>


      ALPAGES GOURMANDS (4/6). UN FROMAGE AU GOŰT DE FLEURS
      Le Temps, 13-07-2006
      Moins connu que la tomme Fleurette, le rubloz est également fabriqué ŕ Rougemont, au cśur du Pays–d‘Enhaut. Une pâte molle au go$';t corsé.

Catherine Dubouloz Jeudi 13 juillet 2006 Il porte le nom d‘un alpage, que l‘on devine au–dessus des sapi >>>


      AMENDE HISTORIQUE POUR MICROSOFT
      Le Temps, 13-07-2006
      COMMISSION EUROPEENNE. Pénalité de plus de 280 millions d‘euros. Eléonore Sulser Jeudi 13 juillet 2006 Pr';s de 421 millions de francs (280,5 millions d‘euros), c‘est le montant de la nouvelle amende infligée hier par les services de la concurrence de la Commission europ >>>


      AMÉRIQUE LATINE, LES CHANTIERS DE LA DÉMOCRATIE (4/6). AU PÉROU, LA DÉPRIME NATIONALISTE
      Le Temps, 13-07-2006
      La présidentielle du 4 juin a été remportée, de justesse, par Alan Garcia. Mais dans la crise morale d‘un pays oů le peuple est désabusé par la corruption et les inégalités sociales, l‘«ethno–nationalisme» des fr';res Humala reste virule >>>


      ANALYSE. DANS SA CHUTE, LE RECTORAT HURST LAISSE UNE UNIVERSITÉ DE GENČVE ÉREINTÉE
      Le Temps, 13-07-2006
      GENEVE. Le bilan de l‘équipe démissionnaire est maigre, malgré une recherche en pleine forme.

Nicolas Dufour Jeudi 13 juillet 2006 Cruelle ironie. Du 14 au 16 septembre aura lieu ŕ Crans–Montana la premi';re édition du «World Knowledge Dialogue». Ce &laq >>>


      ANKARA INAUGURE LE PIPELINE RELIANT LA CASPIENNE Ŕ LA MÉDITERRANÉE
      Le Temps, 13-07-2006
      ENERGIE. La Turquie devient incontournable pour le transport d‘or noir. La lecture de ce texte (3260 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      AU BONHEUR RETROUVÉ DES BAINS DES DAMES
      Le Temps, 13-07-2006
      NEUCHATEL. Apr';s neuf mois de travaux, le bâtiment aux courbes orientales du quai Louis–Courrier, a retrouvé sa splendeur d‘antan sur les rives du lac de NEUCHATEL. . Visite guidée, entre ciel et eau, d‘un lieu enfin rendu aux Neuchâtelois.

Pierre–Emmanuel B >>>


      CHRISTOPH BLOCHER SIGNE UN ACCORD ANTITERRORISTE
      Le Temps, 13-07-2006
      POLICE. Mettre un peu plus de droit dans l‘opaque coopération polici';re Suisse–Etats–Unis.

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      COMMENT RÉDUIRE LES COŰTS DE LA SANTÉ (2). LES MALADES CHRONIQUES COŰTENT CHER, SOIGNONS–LES MIEUX!
      Le Temps, 13-07-2006
      SANTE. Une petite partie des assurés gén';re la plus grande part des dépenses. Ce sont eux, aussi, qui présentent le plus gros potentiel d‘économies. La lecture de ce texte (5341 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      CRITIQUE. FINGHIN COLLINS, TELLURIQUE
      Le Temps, 13-07-2006
      Critique. Rocco Zacheo Jeudi 13 juillet 2006 Le pianiste est ŕ l‘image de la ligne qui caractérise en grande partie la 12e édition du Festival de Bellerive: Finghin Collins, comme les Quatuors Eb';ne et Terpsycordes ou encore la soprano Sylvia Schwartz, n‘est pas (encore) une vedette >>>


      CRITIQUE. MORRISSEY, D‘AMOUR ET D‘HUMOUR
      Le Temps, 13-07-2006
      Critique. Olivier Horner Jeudi 13 juillet 2006 «Irish Blood, English Heart», conclut Morrissey mardi au Miles Davis Hall de Montreux. Au terme d‘une heure et quart d‘un tour de chant impeccablement stylé et épique ŕ défaut d‘ętre mémorable. Tandis que Sting n& >>>


      CRITIQUE. STING ABAT SES BELLES CARTES, ROCK ET GROOVE
      Le Temps, 13-07-2006
      Critique. Loďse Cuendet Jeudi 13 juillet 2006 Le sourire, toute la soirée. Celui, vissé, d‘un public conquis d‘avance, et en miroir, celui, nonchalant, de Sting. Peut–ętre d‘ailleurs ne sourit–il pas. Mais sa physionomie aux yeux plissés et ŕ la bouche pointue >>>


      DES EXCUSES, MAIS PAS DE REGRETS
      Le Temps, 13-07-2006
      Zinédine Zidane: «J’aurais préféré me prendre une droite que d’entendre ça.» Photo: Keystone.

COUP DE TETE. Zinédine Zidane a confirmé hier soir le fait que Marco Materazzi avait proféré des insultes ŕ l‘encontre de sa m';re et de sa sśur. Il >>>


      DIVONNE DÉVOILE LES MARGES DE SES MACHINES Ŕ SOUS
      Le Temps, 13-07-2006
      JEUX. Les clients occasionnels et les flambeurs se font plus facilement plumer que les assidus Jean–Louis Richard Jeudi 13 juillet 2006 Didier Brezzo, 4' ans dont presque la moitié dans des casinos, est le maître d‘une science presque occulte: l‘optimisation des machines ŕ sous. Son >>>


      DÉFIÉ PAR UN HEZBOLLAH SOLIDAIRE DU HAMAS, ISRAËL RIPOSTE AU LIBAN
      Le Temps, 13-07-2006
      PROCHE–ORIENT. La crise se complique pour Tsahal, engagée sur deux fronts. Le Temps Jeudi 13 juillet 2006 Le Hezbollah chiite libanais a capturé mercredi deux soldats israéliens ŕ la fronti';re israélo–libanaise, entraînant une offensive d‘envergure de Tsahal au L >>>


      FOI DE COMÉDIEN DANS L‘ENFER D‘AVIGNON
      Le Temps, 13-07-2006
      Robert Bouvier: «S’il le faut, je jouerai dans la rue des extraits des spectacles. Il faut un certain déséquilibre pour vivre cemétier.» Photo: Keystone.

FESTIVAL. Le Neuchâtelois Robert Bouvier joue «François d‘Assise» et «Eloge de la faiblesse» chaque jo >>>


      FRÉDÉRIC MAIRE DÉVOILE SON PREMIER LOCARNO
      Le Temps, 13-07-2006
      CINEMA. Le nouveau directeur artistique du Festival du film de Locarno a détaillé hier ŕ Berne une 5'e édition prometteuse, «recentrée sur les films», qui se déroulera du 2 au 12 ao$';t.

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      INESTIMABLE OUVRAGE DE SHAKESPEARE MIS AUX ENCHČRES
      Le Temps, 13-07-2006
      VENTES. Ce recueil vendu chez Sotheby‘s, le plus important de la littérature anglaise, vaut entre 5,6 et 7,' millions de francs.

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      ISRAËL DÉNONCE UN «ACTE DE GUERRE» DU HEZBOLLAH
      Le Temps, 13-07-2006
      Les ponts reliant le sud au reste du Liban ont été pulvérisés. Le réseau téléphonique desservant le sud a étémis hors d’état de fonctionner. Photo: Keystone. PROCHE–ORIENT. L‘enl';vement de deux soldats israéliens par un commando sur la fronti&# >>>


      JAUNE VIF. LES POMPONETTES
      Le Temps, 13-07-2006
      Jaune Vif. Jean–Claude Péclet Jeudi 13 juillet 2006 Le plus dur, c‘est de ne pas se prendre les talons dans les câbles qui serpentent entre les camions TV. Puis on leur ouvre les grilles de l‘espace VIP, comme ŕ de jolis fauves qui vont distraire un public conquis d‘avance.
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      KIOSQUE. ATTENTATS DE BOMBAY: CRAINTE DE CONTAGION
      Le Temps, 13-07-2006
      Selon les médias indiens, bien que balafrée, la capitale économique de l‘Inde se remettra.

Stéphane Bussard Jeudi 13 juillet 2006 La plus grande démocratie du monde, choquée, s‘interroge: sur sa «une» enti';rement noire, le journal en ligne indien M >>>


      L‘EIGER, GÉANT AUX PANS D‘ARGILE
      Le Temps, 13-07-2006
      • Un promontoire rocheux se détache peu ŕ peu, depuis un mois, du corps de la montagne.

• Privé du glacier qui l‘a longtemps soutenu, il est aujourd‘hui tout pr';s de s‘effondrer.

• Ces phénom';nes pourraient bien se répéter dans les Alpe >>>


      L‘HISTOIRE. INTERNET: CUBA PIRE QUE LA CHINE
      Le Temps, 13-07-2006
      L‘histoire. Stéphane Bussard Jeudi 13 juillet 2006 Pour accéder ŕ Internet, mieux vaut ętre Chinois que Cubain. C‘est la conclusion d‘une étude de la Banque mondiale, selon laquelle seuls 13 Cubains sur 1000 peuvent naviguer sur la Toile. Cuba est de loin le pays le plus restr >>>


      L‘UDC CHARME LES PAYSANS POUR MIEUX LES DÉTOURNER DU LIBRE–ÉCHANGE AVEC L‘UE
      Le Temps, 13-07-2006
      Le président de l’UDC devant la récolte de signatures en faveur du référendum. Photo: Keystone. RACINES. Le parti de Christoph Blocher paraît avoir renoncé ŕ son ambition d‘ętre le principal représentant des milieux économiques pour épouser la cause de la pay >>>


      LA BOURSE SUISSE
      Le Temps, 13-07-2006
      FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article La Bourse suisse Le SMI se heurte au plafond des 7700 points.

Anker Bank Jeudi 13 juillet 2006 Mercredi, le marché suisse a gagné du terrain dans le sillage des bonnes performances des pharmaceutiques, qui publieront leurs résultats semestriels la semaine pro >>>


      LA FRANCE SAVOURE UN PETIT GOŰT DE REVANCHE
      Le Temps, 13-07-2006
      CYCLISME. Cyril Dessel, 31 ans, prend neuf minutes au peloton dans les premiers cols et endosse le maillot jaune. Les rangs des favoris s‘éclaircissent un peu.

Jean–Claude Péclet, Pau Jeudi 13 juillet 2006 '';a s‘appelle l‘«écrémage». Le Tour a >>>


      LE JAPON PRĘT Ŕ S‘AFFRANCHIR DE LA POLITIQUE DE TAUX ZÉRO
      Le Temps, 13-07-2006
      INTERETS. Les circonstances économiques sont réunies pour que la Banque centrale nippone proc';de ŕ son premier tour de vis monétaire depuis l‘an 2000.

Angélique Mounier–Kuhn Jeudi 13 juillet 2006 Le suspense s‘est presque enti';rement dissipé. A >>>


      LE M2 RÉCONCILIÉ AVEC SAINT–LAURENT
      Le Temps, 13-07-2006
      VAUD. Le tunnel sous la place lausannoise sera terminé ŕ la fin du mois. La lecture de ce texte (1642 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      LE NOUVEAU MAÎTRE DU JEU
      Le Temps, 13-07-2006
      Luis Lema Jeudi 13 juillet 2006 Sur le terrain sismique du Proche–Orient, une secousse n‘arrive jamais seule. L‘enl';vement, il y a deux semaines, d‘un caporal israélien menaçait déjŕ de convertir Gaza en un vaste champ de ruines (destructions massives,
80 morts p >>>


      LE SOUVENIR DU CAPITAINE DREYFUS CONTINUE DE HANTER LA FRANCE
      Le Temps, 13-07-2006
      FRANCE. Hommage de Jacques Chirac cent ans apr';s la réhabilitation. La lecture de ce texte (3273 caract';res et 1 encadré) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      LES ENTREPRISES ROMANDES DEUX FOIS PLUS DYNAMIQUES QUE LES AUTRES
      Le Temps, 13-07-2006
      CONJONCTURE. La création nette de nouvelles sociétés a doublé au premier semestre, contre une hausse de 60% pour la Suisse. La croissance soutenue a aussi diminué le nombre de faillites.

Thomas Thöni, Zurich Jeudi 13 juillet 2006 Le boom économique profite ŕ la Suisse ro >>>


      LES MALADES COLOMBIENS SUR LA «PROMENADE DE LA MORT»
      Le Temps, 13-07-2006
      SANTE. En Colombie, des patients sont décédés apr';s avoir été refusés par des hôpitaux. La sous–traitance systématique et la pingrerie des assurances maladie sur le banc des accusés Vincent Taillefumier, Bogota Jeudi 13 juillet 2006 Johan Andrés Alfaro es >>>


      LES PROPRIÉTAIRES DE CHIENS SUIVRONT DES COURS
      Le Temps, 13-07-2006
      ANIMAUX. Le projet d‘ordonnance mis en consultation n‘interdit pas les molosses. Il impose cependant des r';gles pour la détention des autres esp';ces animales, notamment les porcs.

Bernard Wuthrich, Berne Jeudi 13 juillet 2006 Avis aux éleveurs de cochons: ne leur donnez >>>


      LES VERTS FRIBOURGEOIS ONT L‘ESPRIT CONQUÉRANT
      Le Temps, 13-07-2006
      FRIBOURG. Le parti présente trois candidats au Conseil d‘Etat pour les élections de novembre.

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      MAÎTRE DE CÉANS
      Le Temps, 13-07-2006
      Guy Poitry, Gen';ve Jeudi 13 juillet 2006 Vous avez eu la bonne idée de reprendre cet été la rubrique «les saveurs du français». Mais j‘ai pu constater que votre chroniqueur sportif y apportait également sa contribution indirecte. Ainsi, dans le numéro du lundi 10 >>>


      MILAN PRÉCISE SON SCÉNARIO BOURSIER
      Le Temps, 13-07-2006
      MARCHE EUROPEEN. Projet basé sur la création de holdings spécialisées. Frank Paul Weber , La Tribune Jeudi 13 juillet 2006 Cet article n‘est pas disponible sur notre site internet. Ses droits d‘auteur sont propriété du journal La Tribune (http://www.latribune.fr). Notre service >>>


      MONTREUX JAZZ FESTIVAL. HERBERT, L‘ART DES DIDASCALIES ÉLECTRONIQUES
      Le Temps, 13-07-2006
      PORTRAIT. Le producteur anglais masque ses pamphlets derri';re une électronique gavée de sons concrets. Un incroyable trompe–l‘oreille ce soir au Miles Davis Hall.

Loďse Cuendet Jeudi 13 juillet 2006 Des crissements, craquettements et cliquetis pour un déclic. En 1'& >>>


      MONTREUX JAZZ FESTIVAL. L‘AUDIENCE DU ROI
      Le Temps, 13-07-2006
      SOLOMON BURKE. Le géant de la soul s‘assiéra ce soir sur son trône montreusien. Rencontre ŕ domicile, dans sa cathédrale de Los Angeles, avec un revenu de l‘oubli.

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      NOUVEAU REFUS DU PRIX UNIQUE DU LIVRE
      Le Temps, 13-07-2006
      LIVRES. Le veto de la Commission de la concurrence contre l‘accord alémanique est confirmé.

Nicolas Dufour Jeudi 13 juillet 2006 Les partisans du prix unique du livre ont connu un nouveau revers mercredi.

La commission de recours de la Commission fédérale de la concurrence (C >>>


      NÉGOCIATIONS POUR SAUVER LES ÉLEVEURS DE DINDES
      Le Temps, 13-07-2006
      VAUD/FRIBOURG. Une premi';re rencontre a eu lieu. La lecture de ce texte (1104 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      PANOPLIE 06 STYLES DE RUE (5/6). LE TATOUAGE DU CHAMPION
      Le Temps, 13-07-2006
      Panoplie 06 Styles de rue (5/6). Bertrand Maréchal Jeudi 13 juillet 2006 Des millions de spectateurs ont pu apercevoir le nom «Andrea» tatoué en lettres gothiques sous le biceps de Canavaro lorsqu‘il a soulevé la coupe du monde dimanche dernier. Ces déclarations marquées sur l >>>


      QU‘AVEZ–VOUS APPRIS Ŕ L‘ÉCOLE?
      Le Temps, 13-07-2006
      Jacques Hainard, 63 ans, directeur du Musée d‘ethnogrpahie de Gen';ve Sylvain Menétrey Jeudi 13 juillet 2006 – Vos branches fortes?

– Français: écriture et rédaction. – Vos branches cauchemar? – Maths, physique et chimie. –

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      SAVEURS DU FRAN'';AIS. JAQUEMART, HEURE MASSIVE
      Le Temps, 13-07-2006
      Saveurs du français. Nicolas Dufour Jeudi 13 juillet 2006 Il est des mots qui réapparaissent, soudain, venus d‘un passé lointain, mais dont la nécessité s‘impose ŕ nouveau. Les Fribourgeois ont vécu ce cas de figure le 2 juin dernier, lorsque le conseiller d‘Etat Bea >>>


      UBS MISE AVANT TOUT SUR LE JAPON
      Le Temps, 13-07-2006
      BANQUE. Intéręt pour les grandes fortunes. Daniel Eskenazi, Zurich Jeudi 13 juillet 2006 UBS privilégie le Japon. Tel est le message lancé mercredi ŕ Zurich par Rory Tapner, CEO et président du numéro un helvétique pour la région Asie–Pacifique.

«D&# >>>


      UNE VINGTAINE D‘HOMMES AURAIENT PERPÉTRÉ LE CARNAGE EN INDE
      Le Temps, 13-07-2006
      TERRORISME. New Delhi soupçonne les militants islamistes opérant au Cachemire et basés au Pakistan d‘ętre derri';re les attentats de Bombay, qui ont fait au moins 200 morts.

Vanessa Dougnac, Bombay Jeudi 13 juillet 2006 Mercredi, l‘Inde dressait le bilan des sept explosi >>>


      VIVIANE REDING S‘ATTAQUE AUX TARIFS DE ROAMING
      Le Temps, 13-07-2006
      TELEPHONIE. La Commission européenne propose de plafonner les prix de gros. Eléonore Sulser, Bruxelles Jeudi 13 juillet 2006 Ne ręvons pas: téléphoner au prix d‘un appel local partout dans l‘Union européenne n‘est pas encore au programme. Le roaming international – >>>


      WILLEMS–DALCROZE: FACE–Ŕ–FACE RÉDUCTEUR
      Le Temps, 13-07-2006
      Claire Grin, Préverenges (VD) Jeudi 13 juillet 2006 La présentation des deux méthodes d‘initiation musicale dans votre rubrique culturelle, le 21 juin, ŕ l‘occasion de la Fęte de la musique, procédait d‘une bonne intention. Toutefois, j‘ai trouvé regrettable qu >>>


      BUSINESSLINE: SAUDI CEMENT PROFITS JUMP 32%
      Arab News, 13-07-2006
      Arab News RIYADH, 13 July 2006 — The Saudi Cement Company announced a net profit of SR327.630 million for the first half of year 2006 compared with SR248.'4' million from the same period last year, which is an increase by 32 percent from last year.

Saudi Automotive Profit Up 254% Arab News RIYADH — The >>>


      INFOSYS NET PROFIT UP 50.3%
      Arab News, 13-07-2006
      Jay Shankar, Agence France Presse BANGALORE, 13 July 2006 — Indian software giant Infosys said yesterday that first–quarter net profit jumped 50.3 percent as it won more clients amid an outsourcing boom and forecast a gain of nearly 40 percent for the year.

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      INVESTMENTS BY OPEC VITAL FOR OIL STABILITY: IEA
      Arab News, 13-07-2006
      Adam Plowright, Agence France Presse PARIS, 13 July 2006 — World demand for oil will rise at about 2.0 percent a year for the next five years, but OPEC countries are leading an expansion of production that will replenish a supply safety cushion, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said yesterday.

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      KUWAIT ENERGY MINISTER FACES RESERVES ISSUE
      Arab News, 13-07-2006
      Haitham Haddadin, Reuters KUWAIT, 13 July 2006— Kuwait’s new energy minister faces a challenge from parliamentary opposition to opening the oil sector to foreigners and calls to clarify how big its oil reserves are, following a report they have been overstated.

Ali Al–Jarrah Al–Sabah, a 56–ye >>>


      SAUDI STOCK INDEX DIVES 3.2 PERCENT
      Arab News, 13-07-2006
      Khalil Hanware, Arab News JEDDAH, 13 July 2006 — The Saudi stock market has started a downward trend for the last few days despite major listed companies announced good half–yearly results. The Tadawul All–Share Index (TASI) plunged 3'2.33 points or 3.2 percent yesterday to close at 11,868.42. The index >>>


      HANAFI VS. AHL AL–HADITH
      Arab News, 13-07-2006
      Adil Salahi, Arab News Q. A fatwa was issued without any quotation from the Qur’an or the Hadith that the prayer of any Hanafi person behind an imam who belongs to Ahl Al–Hadith is null and void. Please comment.

Mohsin, Jeddah A.1. This is a very serious question, because when we say that a prayer behind >>>


      PRAYER ON THE DAY OF THE EID
      Arab News, 13-07-2006
      Adil Salahi, Arab News We discussed last week how the Prophet conducted Friday prayer, which should be offered in congregation, normally in the mosque, but may be arranged at any place where a group of people, three or more, can organize it. A prayer that is akin to Friday prayer is that offered on the two days of the >>>


      TAKING A BRAVE STAND DESPITE ADVERSITY
      Arab News, 13-07-2006
      Adil Salahi, Arab News Some people are always in search of the truth, particularly when they feel that the way of life they have been used to among their people does not provide social satisfaction. When they arrive at the truth, they feel that it is too precious to be left hidden. They want all people to share in its >>>


      TO WHOM PRAISE IS DUE
      Arab News, 13-07-2006
      Commentary by Sayyid Qutb In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Beneficent Your Lord creates and chooses whatever He pleases. Never can they have such choice. Limitless is God in His glory and exalted is He above all those they associate with Him as partners.

And your Lord knows all that their hearts conceal a >>>


      WHERE INFORMATION ABOUT MANKIND IS DEPOSITED
      Arab News, 13-07-2006
      Adil Salahi, Arab News Q. I put to you a question concerning the Qur’anic Verse 7: 172, asking whether it was true that information about all mankind is placed in the Black Stone in the Kaaba. You said that this was incorrect. I reported your answer to the scholar from whom I heard this, and he said that it is mentione >>>


      AL–TURKI ELECTED JCCI CHAIRMAN
      Arab News, 13-07-2006
      Galal Fakkar & Abdul Maqsood Mirza, Arab News New JCCI Chairman Saleh Al–Turki, center, is seen with Muhammad Al–Fadl, left, and Abdul Ghani Sabbagh in Jeddah on Wednesday. (AN photo by Marwan Al–Johani)

JEDDAH, 13 July 2006 — Saleh Al–Turki was unanimously elected yesterday the new >>>


      CONSTRUCTION OF NEW MAKKAH HOSPITAL TO BEGIN NEXT WEEK
      Arab News, 13-07-2006
      Mohammed Rasooldeen, Arab News RIYADH, 13 July 2006 — The Ministry of Health is to build a 500–bed maternity and children’s hospital in Makkah as part of its SR1–billion Makkah Al–Mukarrama Medical City (MAMMC) project.

Health Minister Hamad Al–Manie signed a series of agreements worth >>>


      DIVING PROGRAM MAKES A SPLASH
      Arab News, 13-07-2006
      Roger Harrison, Arab News JEDDAH, 13 July 2006 — Commerce, conservation and tourism last night combined to launch an ambitious program to coordinate and train divers and diving organizations in Saudi Arabia.

The initiative is designed to raise awareness about the marine environment, educate and train divers an >>>


      EFFAT COLLEGE TO BEGIN OFFERING TOEFL
      Arab News, 13-07-2006
      Razan Baker, Arab News JEDDAH, 13 July 2006 — Effat College has become a certified TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) exam center for women here. Effat College has completed all the procedures for certifying its computer labs and lab administrators to start administering the Internet–based TOEFL exam s >>>


      EXPATRIATE KILLED IN TAIF SHOOTING
      Arab News, 13-07-2006
      Arab News TAIF, 13 July 2006 — A shooting by unidentified assailants left an expatriate dead and his friend, also a foreigner, wounded, the daily Al–Watan reported yesterday without mentioning the nationality of the victims. The two expatriates were walking in the Al–Gaim District in Taif when they came und >>>


      FIRST SAUDI FILM FESTIVAL KICKS OFF
      Arab News, 13-07-2006
      Ebtihal Mubarak, Arab News JEDDAH, 13 July 2006 — Saudi Arabia’s first film festival kicked off yesterday at the Jeddah Science and Technology Center in a media–only event of around 50 people consisting of both men and women.

«The First Visual Show Festival», which is running for four weeks, >>>


      PHARMACIST FOILS ATTEMPTED ROBBERY
      Arab News, 13-07-2006
      Arab News HAIL, 13 July 2006 — A pharmacy robbery was thwarted here when the pharmacist struggled with the armed thug and sustained a gunshot wound to his foot as a result, Al–Riyadh daily reported yesterday. The robber tried to get away with SR50,000 in cash when the pharmacist hit the man from behind as he was >>>


      TWO MEN IN CUSTODY FOR RAPING BOY
      Arab News, 13-07-2006
      Arab News MAKKAH, 13 July 2006 — Authorities are investigating the alleged rape of a boy by two men, Al–Watan reported yesterday. The men in their early 30s had called the boy, whose age was not reported, to their apartment on the pretext of helping them move. Once inside the apartment they offered him narcotics. >>>


      22 BODIES FOUND AS RUMSFELD ARRIVES IN IRAQ
      Arab News, 13-07-2006
      Agence France Presse BAQUBA, 13 July 2006 — Blindfolded, hands tied behind them, and most shot in the head, 22 bodies of kidnapped Shiites were found yesterday as US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld arrived in Iraq to review worsening security in Baghdad.

In another gruesome example of the sectarian bloodshed >>>


      AL–KHORAFI RETAINS HIS POSITION AS KUWAITI PARLIAMENT SPEAKER
      Arab News, 13-07-2006
      Hassan A. Bari, Arab News KUWAIT, 13 July 2006 — «A special National Assembly session will be held next Monday to discuss the draft laws for redrawing electoral constituencies, dropping interest on retirees’ loans and voting using the civil ID’,» said the re–elected National Assembly Speaker Jasem Al& >>>


      EXPATS SHOCKED, OUTRAGED AT BLASTS
      Arab News, 13-07-2006
      Arab News JEDDAH/DUBAI, 13 July 2006 — Indian expatriates in the Gulf expressed shock and anger at the serial blasts in Bombay but praised the indomitable spirit of the Bombayites in facing up to the crisis with valor and dignity.

«Yes it is unfortunate and sad,» said Gopal Sutar, media editor at S >>>


      HEZBOLLAH SEIZES TWO SOLDIERS
      Arab News, 13-07-2006
      Hisham Abu Taha, Arab News Supporters in Beirut celebrate after Hezbollah captured Israeli soldiers in attacks in south Lebanon on Wednesday. (Reuters)

GAZA CITY/BEIRUT, 13 July 2006 — Israel pounded southern Lebanon with airstrikes and artillery and sent ground troops over the border for the first time in six >>>


      IRAN ISSUE REFERRED TO SECURITY COUNCIL
      Arab News, 13-07-2006
      Agence France Presse PARIS, 13 July 2006 — World powers meeting in Paris upped the stakes over Iran’s nuclear program yesterday, agreeing to send Tehran back to the UN Security Council and raising the threat of sanctions over its refusal to suspend uranium enrichment.

«The Iranians have given no indicati >>>


      ISLAMABAD TO GROUND ALL FOKKER PLANES
      Arab News, 13-07-2006
      Azhar Masood & Agencies ISLAMABAD, 13 July 2006 — The Pakistani Cabinet yesterday decided to ground all Fokker planes operated by state–run Pakistan International Airlines after one of the aircraft crashed near the eastern city of Multan this week, killing all 45 people on board.

The decision that PI >>>


      ISRAEL POLICE PROBE PRESIDENT SEX SCANDAL
      Arab News, 13-07-2006
      Agence France Presse JERUSALEM, 13 July 2006 — Police began a preliminary investigation yesterday into allegations that Israeli President Moshe Katsav sexually harassed a former employee, an official said. Ordered by Attorney General Menahem Mazuz, the source said the investigation would amount to «preliminary&ra >>>


      MANMOHAN SAYS TERROR WAR WILL BE WON; POLICE HUNT FOR TRAIN BOMBERS
      Arab News, 13-07-2006
      Shahid Raza Burney, Arab News BOMBAY, 13 July 2006 — Prime Minister Manmohan Singh struck a note of defiance yesterday saying the war against terror will be won and India will never be beaten by terrorists, a day after bombs ripped through trains in India’s financial hub Bombay. Police began a massive hunt for the bomb >>>


      MUSLIM CONFERENCE WINS KASHMIR POLLS
      Arab News, 13-07-2006
      Azhar Masood & Agencies MUZAFFARABAD, 13 July 2006 — The ruling All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference emerged as the single majority party in Kashmir winning the most seats in legislative elections, but several Cabinet ministers were defeated, officials said yesterday.

The election results reflect the mo >>>


      MUSLIMS QUEUE UP TO DONATE BLOOD
      Arab News, 13-07-2006
      Nilofar Suhrawardy & Agencies Members from various Muslim organizations shout slogans to condemn Bombay blasts in the southern Indian city of Bangalore on Wednesday. (Reuters)

BOMBAY/DELHI, 13 July 2006 — Bombay’s Muslims are to set up a blood donation «camp» in a show of unity with Hindu victi >>>


      PHILIPPINE GENERAL TAINTED WITH ELECTION SCANDAL APPOINTED AFP CHIEF
      Arab News, 13-07-2006
      Al Jacinto & Agencies MANILA/ZAMBOANGA CITY, 13 July 2006 — A general linked to alleged poll cheating in the Philippines&#3' presidential election of 2004 has been named overall head of the 117,000–strong Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), officials said yesterday.

Lt. Gen. Hermogenes Esp >>>


      SUICIDE ATTACK IN KHOST LEAVES STUDENT DEAD
      Arab News, 13-07-2006
      Agence France Presse KHOST, 13 July 2006 — A suicide attacker blew himself up near a US–led coalition supply vehicle in eastern Afghanistan yesterday, killing a school student and wounding eight other people, officials said.

The blast hit a district center that comprises a school, government offices and >>>


      YEMEN COURT REVIEWS ACQUITTAL OF 1'
      Arab News, 13-07-2006
      Khaled Al–Mahdi, Arab News SANAA, 13 July 2006 — A Yemeni court of appeals began hearing yesterday an appeal by the prosecution against the acquittal of 1' men, including five Saudis, charged with plotting to attack Americans in Yemen.

A state security court acquitted the men on Saturday citing lack >>>


      3 LEADERS QUIT EFFORT TO AID GULF CHURCHES
      Washington Post, 13-07-2006
      The two most prominent members of an interfaith committee set up to distribute $20 million to churches affected by Hurricane Katrina abruptly resigned in recent days, saying their grant–making decisions were being undermined by the directors of the Bush–Clinton Katrina Fund.

Bishop T.D. Jakes and t >>>


      A YEAR LATER, CYBERSECURITY POST STILL VACANT
      Washington Post, 13-07-2006
      One year after the Department of Homeland Security created a high–level post for coordinating U.S. government efforts to deal with attacks on the nation‘s critical technological infrastructure, the agency still has not identified a candidate for the job.

On July 13, 2005, as frustration with the Bu >>>


      ACCUSER‘S FRIEND SPEAKS AT COURT–MARTIAL
      Washington Post, 13-07-2006
      WASHINGTON –– A former Naval Academy quarterback said he knew something "terrible" had happened the night he is accused of raping a female midshipman in her dorm room, according to testimony Wednesday by a friend of the accuser.

Lamar Owens Jr. said he went to the woman‘s room early >>>


      BUSH DEFENDS ISRAEL, WARNS AGAINST WEAKENING BEIRUT
      Washington Post, 13-07-2006
      STRALSUND, Germany (Reuters) – President Bush defended on Thursday Israel‘s attacks on targets in Lebanon but said the Israelis should be careful not to weaken the fragile government there.

Bush and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, at a joint news conference after talks in northeastern Germany, mad >>>


      CHILD PORN SUSPECT HAD BEEN INVESTIGATED
      Washington Post, 13-07-2006
      BLOOMINGTON, Calif. –– A child–pornography suspect who authorities say lured youngsters with gifts and trips to Disneyland was investigated on several molestation claims years earlier, authorities said.

Lauren Mack, a spokeswoman for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said authorities have >>>


      FDA CLEARS ONCE–A–DAY AIDS DRUG
      Washington Post, 13-07-2006
      The world‘s first single–pill, once–a–day AIDS treatment was approved yesterday by the Food and Drug Administration –– a medication that experts say will make it easier for infected people to keep the virus under control.

Developed in an unusual cooperative venture by the ma >>>


      GA. JUDGE BLOCKS VOTER ID LAW ENFORCEMENT
      Washington Post, 13-07-2006
      ROME, Ga. –– The same federal judge who threw out Georgia‘s voter ID law last year blocked the state Wednesday from enforcing its revised law during this year‘s elections.

The ruling came less than two hours after the Georgia Supreme Court denied the state‘s emergency request to o >>>


      GI‘S MOM DOESN‘T CARE ABOUT AL–QAIDA CLAIM
      Washington Post, 13-07-2006
      BROWNSVILLE, Texas –– The mother of a soldier killed by insurgents in Iraq said Wednesday she did not care about claims by a group linked to al–Qaida that her son‘s slaying was revenge for the rape of an Iraqi girl who was allegedly attacked by American troops.

The Mujahedeen Shura Coun >>>


      HEAVY RAINS CAUSE FLOODING IN IND., OHIO
      Washington Post, 13-07-2006
      AM –– Up to ' inches of rain brought flooding to Indiana and Ohio on Wednesday, killing a woman, while a tornado in a county north of New York City partly collapsed a commercial building and ripped the roof off a hotel.

Firefighters recovered the body of an Ohio woman who had been trying to pul >>>


      JUDICIAL NOMINEE ACKNOWLEDGES OVERSIGHT
      Washington Post, 13-07-2006
      WASHINGTON –– President Bush‘s nominee to an appellate judgeship acknowledged missing the appearance of a conflict of interest in four cases in which he is accused of ruling on litigants in whose companies his family held stock.

Terrence Boyle, Bush‘s pick for the 4th Circuit Court of A >>>


      JURY SELECTION HALTED IN'4; LUNSFORD MURDER TRIAL
      Washington Post, 13-07-2006
      TAVARES, Fla. (AP) –– The judge in the murder trial of a man accused of killing '–year–old Jessica Lunsford stopped jury selection Thursday because he said an impartial panel can‘t be found in the area.

John Evander Couey‘s taped confession and other details of the case >>>


      LAY IS REMEMBERED AS A ‘STRAIGHT ARROW‘
      Washington Post, 13-07-2006
      HOUSTON, July 12 –– Former Enron Corp. executive Kenneth L. Lay, the business visionary who became a symbol of corporate greed, was memorialized Wednesday for his devotion to his family, his faith and his philanthropy –– and also defended as a "good man" who was the victim of prosecuto >>>


      MALE SCIENTIST WRITES OF LIFE AS FEMALE SCIENTIST
      Washington Post, 13-07-2006
      By Shankar VedantamWashington Post Staff WriterThursday, July 13, 2006; A10 Neurobiologist Ben Barres has a unique perspective on former Harvard president Lawrence Summers‘s assertion that innate differences between the sexes might explain why many fewer women than men reach the highest echelons of science.
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      MASS. LAWMAKERS DON‘T ADDRESS GAY MARRIAGE
      Washington Post, 13-07-2006
      BOSTON –– Massachusetts lawmakers ended debate on proposed constitutional amendments Wednesday before dealing with the most volatile issue on their agenda: a proposal to outlaw gay marriage in the only state where it is legal.

The move to recess until Nov. ' put off the decision on the politica >>>


      MICHAEL SCHIAVO TAKES ON PRIVACY CAMPAIGN
      Washington Post, 13-07-2006
      DENVER –– The man who last year won a bruising battle to disconnect his brain–damaged wife from a feeding tube is campaigning against government intrusion around the country.

The political action committee formed by Michael Schiavo _ whose wife, Terri, died after a seven–year court and >>>



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