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      A SCENE FROM ‘LA DERNIER CARAVANSERAI – ODYSSEES’, PERFORMED...
      Kathimerin, 20-07-2006
      Haris Bilios/ANA A scene from ‘La Dernier Caravanserai – Odyssees’, performed by avant–garde stage ensemble Theatre du Soleil (Theater of the Sun) during its opening night at the Faliron Sports Hall yesterday. The play, directed by acclaimed French director Ariane Mnouchkine, who heads the troupe, is due to >>>


      ALARM SOUNDED OVER DANGERS OF BURNING RUBBISH
      Kathimerin, 20-07-2006
      Toxic fumes released by landill fires The fire at the Tagarades landfill, which continued to smolder for a sixth day yesterday, is emitting dangerous levels of harmful gases, scientists warned, as firefighters had to battle a blaze which broke out at Attica‘s only garbage dump at Ano Liosia.

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      ART RESTORER NABBED STOCKPILING VALUABLES
      Kathimerin, 20-07-2006
      A 28–year–old Greek art restorer has been arrested in London after he allegedly stole from a 52–year–old woman a number of valuable items he was meant to be repairing, Attica police said yesterday.

The man has not been named but officers said they had found 23 valuable paintings belongi >>>


      GLASS RAISED TO GM–FREE MILK
      Kathimerin, 20-07-2006
      Most of the milk on sale in the domestic market is the product of cows that have not been fed genetically modified (GM) fodder, the environmental group Greenpeace revealed yesterday during the presentation of its annual consumer guide.

A survey of the country’s dairy producers – which obliged the firms t >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 20-07-2006
      BEHIND BARS New prison is ready in Trikala to help ease overcrowding at jails The first of six new prisons which are being built to ease overcrowding at jails around the country was unveiled near Trikala, central Greece, yesterday. The jail can house 400 inmates and contains a library, classrooms and a space for religi >>>


      PM CALLS FOR HOSTILITIES TO STOP IN MIDDLE EAST
      Kathimerin, 20-07-2006
      Hussein Malla/AP Two Greek soldiers carry a sick Cypriot man onto the Greek gunship Ikaria as part of an ongoing evacuation operation from the port of Beirut. Another Greek ship, Kriti II, left the Lebanese port for Cyprus with 500 people of Greek, Scandinavian, French and British nationality. The Ikaria also sailed fo >>>


      TAPPING CLUES ARE TRICKLING IN
      Kathimerin, 20-07-2006
      MPs on the committee investigating the recent phone–tapping scandal yesterday appeared frustrated at the lack of progress in their probe as they again demanded more information from the National Intelligence Agency (EYP).

The deputies yesterday released part of a report compiled by the Communications Pri >>>


      WARNING ISSUED ON USED CARS
      Kathimerin, 20-07-2006
      After a number of complaints from Greeks who have recently bought used cars from Germany, the General Secretariat for Consumers warned prospective buyers to be wary of seemingly attractive deals they find on the Internet.

The secretariat said the main problem had been that some German car dealers were not will >>>


      8E JOUR DE L‘OFFENSIVE ISRAÉLIENNE CONTRE LE HEZBOLLAH. LA BATAILLE TEST POUR TSAHAL SUR LA «LIGNE BLEUE»
      Le Temps, 20-07-2006
      Des soldats israéliens ram';nent ŕ couvert un camarade blessé. Photo: Keystone. PROCHE–ORIENT. L‘armée israélienne a engagé la premi';re bataille terrestre frontale contre le Hezbollah. Avec un succ';s plutôt mitigé.

Serge Dumont, envo >>>


      AVEC BOEING, SR TECHNICS DÉCROCHE UN JUTEUX CONTRAT
      Le Temps, 20-07-2006
      AVIATION. L‘ex–filiale de SAirGroup a été choisie pour la maintenance du Dreamliner 787.

Daniel Eskenazi, Zurich Jeudi 20 juillet 2006 SR Technics décroche le pactole. Comme prévu, Boeing (BA) a annoncé mercredi lors du meeting international de Farnborough en Angleterre avo >>>


      BIJOU DE FEMME
      Le Temps, 20-07-2006
      DIAM‘S. La scandeuse française, égérie des banlieues et des petites filles, débarque ŕ Paléo. Elle échappe aux conventions du milieu hip–hop.

Arnaud Robert Jeudi 20 juillet 2006 Il faut l‘avoir vue, un soir, dans les loges de ces tournées en salle minia >>>


      CES MARIS POLYGAMES QUI METTENT LE CANADA DANS L‘EMBARRAS
      Le Temps, 20-07-2006
      MŚURS. Officiellement, un Canadien ne peut pas avoir plusieurs épouses. Dans la pratique, les autorités ferment les yeux sur certains usages religieux. Un feuilleton relance le débat. Ludovic Hirtzmann, Montréal Jeudi 20 juillet 2006 «Sous couvert de polygamie, la vérité est qu& >>>


      CES PLATS QUI SE MANGENT FROIDS (4/6). UN GASPACHO AUX QUATRE VENTS
      Le Temps, 20-07-2006
      Gaspacho jaune au piment d‘Espelette, avec crevette sautée (recette d‘Emmanuel Gremaud) Saveurs du français. Mirepoix, bouquet médiéval Kiosque. Le «Témoignage» de «Sarko» laisse dubitatif ZOOM Le Temps I Article Un gaspacho aux quatre vents A un souffle de F >>>


      CHAMPIGNONNADE FRIBOURGEOISE
      Le Temps, 20-07-2006
      FRIBOURG. Libéraliser la récolte des champignons? Le Conseil d‘Etat ne veut pas.

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      CHIENS: LE BON SENS RETROUVÉ Ŕ BERNE
      Le Temps, 20-07-2006
      Jean–Charles Kollros, secrétaire général de l‘Association pour le respect du chien Jeudi 20 juillet 2006 Suite aux [...] informations publiées par Le Temps du 13 juillet dernier, [...] l‘association que je représente tient ŕ féliciter le Conseil fédéral pou >>>


      COMMENT RÉDUIRE LES COŰTS DE LA SANTÉ (4). DILEMMES DE TOUBIBS: DIRE SES DOUTES AU PATIENT OU LE RASSURER?
      Le Temps, 20-07-2006
      SANTE. Le réseau Delta, ŕ Gen';ve, se réunit chaque semaine pour discuter de sa pratique. Plus efficaces, ses médecins sont aussi moins chers.

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      CONVICTIONS ET ABSENCE D‘ÉMOTION
      Le Temps, 20-07-2006
      Olivier Horner Jeudi 20 juillet 2006 Le sens de la communion. C‘est ce qu‘a démontré Ben Harper, mardi tard.

En concert sur la grande sc';ne, le chanteur métis cultive son folk des plus métissés. Hybridations idéales mais parfois monotones des heures de gloire >>>


      CRITIQUE. UN «TUTTI» UN PEU ÉTEINT
      Le Temps, 20-07-2006
      Critique. Marie–Pierre Genecand, Avignon Jeudi 20 juillet 2006 La force du groupe. Eric Lacascade avait promis de revenir au tutti apr';s son focus sur Isabelle Huppert pour Hedda Gabler. A juste titre, puisque ses mouvements de troupe parfaitement réglés, qui rel';vent autant de la chor >>>


      CRITIQUES. KATERINE, BORDERLINE SURRÉALISTE
      Le Temps, 20-07-2006
      Critiques. Florence Gaillard Jeudi 20 juillet 2006 Y a pas plus Parisien. Męme s‘il est Vendéen et qu‘il a pris du temps pour devenir «Katerine», penseur bidule désormais assorti de rock ŕ propulsion et d‘aficionados mordus. Obsessionnel, Katerine l‘est sans doute >>>


      DONNER UNE CHANCE AU VACCIN DU SIDA
      Le Temps, 20-07-2006
      Le virus et son hôte. Photo: Keystone. • Le CHUV ŕ Lausanne obtient une partie des crédits de recherche de la fondation Bill Gates.

• Point encore de vaccin ŕ portée de seringue, mais les progr';s se précisent de plus en plus.

Willy Boder Jeudi 20 juillet 2006 La >>>


      DÉSIRS DE MATURITÉ
      Le Temps, 20-07-2006
      TSR1. Diffusion, aujourd‘hui, d‘un beau documentaire sur le gymnase du soir.

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      KABA S‘OUVRE UNE PORTE SUR LA CHINE
      Le Temps, 20-07-2006
      SECURITE. Le spécialiste suisse se renforce dans les syst';mes pour villas via une acquisition.

Marie–Laure Chapatte Jeudi 20 juillet 2006 Un rachat pas si anodin qu‘il n‘y paraît. En s‘offrant le fabricant chinois de serrures et de clés Wah Yuet, Kaba s‘ouv >>>


      KIOSQUE. LE «TÉMOIGNAGE» DE «SARKO» LAISSE DUBITATIF
      Le Temps, 20-07-2006
      Dans son dernier livre, le ministre français de l‘Intérieur se livre ŕ une mise au point sur ses prises de position, son «parler vrai» et ses relations houleuses avec le président Chirac.

Christine D‘Incau Jeudi 20 juillet 2006 «Le temps est–il durablemen >>>


      L‘AUTRICHE VEUT RÉCUPÉRER QUATRE KLIMT
      Le Temps, 20-07-2006
      ART. Un collectif influent se mobilise. Maurin Picard, Vienne Jeudi 20 juillet 2006 En février dernier, Vienne se parait d‘affiches nostalgiques, marquant les adieux du pays ŕ la plus cél';bre de ses toiles de maître: «Adele I» peinte par Gustav Klimt en 1'07. «Ci >>>


      L‘EUROPE DES CAFÉS LÉGENDAIRES (4/6). A LISBONNE, SUR LES TRACES DE PESSOA
      Le Temps, 20-07-2006
      A force de s‘effacer, de s‘appliquer ŕ n‘ętre personne, l‘écrivain est devenu tout le monde, et sa silhouette est la plus cél';bre de la capitale portugaise. Il a męme sa statue au café A Brasileira: il en serait horrifié s‘il revenait parmi nous. >>>


      L‘UKRAINE POURRAIT SE DOTER Ŕ NOUVEAU D‘UN PREMIER MINISTRE PRO–RUSSSE
      Le Temps, 20-07-2006
      CRISE POLITIQUE. Le parti du président Iouchtchenko passe dans l‘opposition, ouvrant ainsi la voie ŕ la coalition pro–russe de Viktor Ianoukovitch.

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      LA BOURSE SUISSE
      Le Temps, 20-07-2006
      FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article La Bourse suisse Le SMI franchit la barre des 7600 points.

Anker Bank Jeudi 20 juillet 2006 En milieu de semaine, le marché suisse est parvenu ŕ enregistrer une forte reprise, encouragé par la bonne tenue de Wall Street et la lég';re détente >>>


      LA CAPITALISATION DE YAHOO! AMPUTÉE DE 11 MILLIARDS EN UN JOUR
      Le Temps, 20-07-2006
      INTERNET. Le portail reporte de trois mois la sortie de sa plate–forme de publicité. Les ventes trimestrielles et un nouveau mode de comptabilisation des stock–options ont déçu.

Sandrine Cassini Jeudi 20 juillet 2006 Yahoo!, portail internet star, ne s‘est pas montré ŕ >>>


      LA POLICE GENEVOISE EST OUVERTE Ŕ LA FICTION
      Le Temps, 20-07-2006
      BANDE DESSINEE. Le Genevois Daniel Ceppi revient dans sa ville pour un polar sur fond de politique et de terrorisme anti–OMC. Il a obtenu le feu vert de la police pour ses repérages dans ses locaux.

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      LA SANTÉ AU PRIX DE LA CONCURRENCE
      Le Temps, 20-07-2006
      Willy Boder Jeudi 20 juillet 2006 L‘événement ne manque pas de piquant. Bill Gates, qui a bâti sa fortune informatique dans la jungle de la concurrence, puis l‘a consolidée par la tentation monopolistique, a décidé de renoncer ŕ ce grand principe.

La concurrence, >>>


      LE DIALOGUE SUR L‘AVENIR DU KOSOVO RELANCÉ
      Le Temps, 20-07-2006
      SERBIE . Serbes et Kosovars vont reprendre langue le 24 juillet. Les pourparlers s‘annoncent ardus.

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      LE SALUT DE L‘UNIVERSITÉ DE GENČVE NE PASSERA PAS PAR LAUSANNE
      Le Temps, 20-07-2006
      GENEVE. Contacté par le gouvernement genevois pour reprendre le poste de recteur ad interim de l‘alma mater, le patron de l‘Université de Lausanne, Jean–Marc Rapp, a décliné. Sans hésiter.

Cynthia Gani Jeudi 20 juillet 2006 Le salut de l‘Université de Gen&# >>>


      LE «TOUR DE FOUS» FAIT CRAQUER FLOYD LANDIS
      Le Temps, 20-07-2006
      Floyd Landis exténué au terme d’une terrible étape. Photo: Keystone. CYCLISME. Encore un changement de maillot jaune – le neuvi';me! – au terme d‘une étape dont Phonak a fait les frais, mais qui a fait la fęte au cyclisme.

Jean–Claude Péclet, La Tou >>>


      LES GÉOLOGUES PRÉDISENT LE PIC PÉTROLIER DČS 2010
      Le Temps, 20-07-2006
      Extraction de pétrole pr';s du lac Maracaibo, au Venezuela. Photo: Keystone. ENERGIE. Chercheurs et futurologues étaient en Toscane pour échanger leurs convictions.

Serge Enderlin, Pise Jeudi 20 juillet 2006 Le titre barrait hier matin la une de la totalité des quotidiens transalpin >>>


      LES PATRONS ET LA FAMILLE
      Le Temps, 20-07-2006
      Denis Torche, direction du syndicat Travail Suisse Jeudi 20 juillet 2006 Le référendum lancé par les milieux patronaux contre la nouvelle loi sur les allocations familiales a abouti. Les milieux économiques ont eu de la peine ŕ récolter les signatures nécessaires. [...] La population >>>


      LES PRIX DE LA TÉLÉPHONIE MOBILE EN SUISSE ONT SENSIBLEMENT BAISSÉ
      Le Temps, 20-07-2006
      Kaba s‘ouvre une porte sur la Chine La capitalisation de Yahoo! amputée de 11 milliards en un jour ECONOMIE Le Temps I Economie I Article Les prix de la téléphonie mobile en Suisse ont sensiblement baissé COMPARAISON. La guerre des prix entamée au printemps 2005 a des effets sensibles. Le >>>


      M–BUDGET PART FAIRE LA FĘTE Ŕ RIMINI
      Le Temps, 20-07-2006
      ORANGE ET VERT. Forte de son succ';s, la Migros délocalise ses soirées cultes. Christine D‘Incau Jeudi 20 juillet 2006 «La plus grande party explosive d‘hier et d‘aujourd‘hui.» Rien de moins.

Voilŕ en tout cas ce que promet la Migros qui va organiser, >>>


      OLIVIER THEYSKENS, TAPIS ROUGE ET RIDEAU DE FIN
      Le Temps, 20-07-2006
      MODE. La maison Rochas ne fabriquera plus de pręt–ŕ–porter de luxe. Couronnes. La lecture de ce texte (1847 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      PALÉO FESTIVAL NYON. LOUISE ATTAQUE, DU TIC AU TACT
      Le Temps, 20-07-2006
      RENCONTRE. Les Parisiens repartent ce soir ŕ la conquęte de Paléo. Entretien express avec deux de ses membres, autour d‘une longue tręve, du plaisir retrouvé et des myst';res de la fluidité pop.

Olivier Horner Jeudi 20 juillet 2006 Oubliez «J‘t‘emm& >>>


      PANNE D‘INFORMATION SUR LA LIGNE LAUSANNE–GENČVE
      Le Temps, 20-07-2006
      VAUD/GENEVE. Perturbations sur le réseau CFF hier matin. La faute ŕ un «enclenchement»...

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      PANOPLIE 06 AU BORD DE LA PISCINE (4/5). SABOTS: LA NOUVELLE GÉNÉRATION
      Le Temps, 20-07-2006
      Panoplie 06 Au bord de la piscine (4/5). Benjamin Luis Jeudi 20 juillet 2006 Il est en plastique fluo. Le sabot, bonne vieille chaussure des campagnes est de retour, mais il ne lui reste de traditionnel que la forme. Au risque de choquer les puristes (s‘il y en a), ce come–backabandonne totalement la mati&# >>>


      PAS DE PACTOLE POUR LES CRÉANCIERS DE SWISSAIR
      Le Temps, 20-07-2006
      FAILLITE. Le liquidateur Karl Wüthrich a écarté la grande majorité des créances.

Daniel Eskenazi Jeudi 20 juillet 2006 Les créanciers de SAir Lines ne devraient pas toucher beaucoup d‘argent.

C‘est ce qui ressort ŕ la lecture de la huiti';me circu >>>


      POUR LES MARCHÉS, LA RÉSERVE FÉDÉRALE S‘APPRĘTE Ŕ FAIRE UNE PAUSE
      Le Temps, 20-07-2006
      Les Américains immunisés La Bourse suisse FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article Pour les marchés, la Réserve fédérale s‘appręte ŕ faire une pause POLITIQUE MONETAIRE. Devant le Congr';s, le gouverneur de la Banque centrale des Etats–Unis a estimé que l&lsq >>>


      QU‘AVEZ–VOUS APPRIS Ŕ L‘ÉCOLE?
      Le Temps, 20-07-2006
      Cilette Cretton. Directrice pédagogique pour l‘école obligatoire vaudoise,
61 ans.

Propos recueillis par Samuel Russier Jeudi 20 juillet 2006 – Vos branches fortes?

– Celles que j‘aimais: le français et le dessin. – Vos branches cauchemars? – La couture. Et il y en avait >>>


      RAZ DE MARÉE: LA TRAGÉDIE AU SUD DE JAVA AURAIT PU ĘTRE ÉVITÉE
      Le Temps, 20-07-2006
      INDONESIE. Le gouvernement de Djakarta est accusé de négligence apr';s le tsunami qui a suivi le séisme sous–marin lundi au large de la station de Pangandaran, tuant 525 personnes.

Arnaud Dubus, Bangkok Jeudi 20 juillet 2006 Qu‘est–ce que le gouvernement indonésien >>>


      SAVEURS DU FRAN'';AIS. MIREPOIX, BOUQUET MÉDIÉVAL
      Le Temps, 20-07-2006
      Saveurs du français. Nicolas Dufour Jeudi 20 juillet 2006 On peut réunir le tourisme médiéval, une subtilité gourmande et l‘histoire occulte de l‘Eglise catholique en un seul mot. Chiche? Pensons ŕ mirepoix.

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      SCHILT PARTI, LA RÉNOVATION DE L‘OPÉRA SOMBRE
      Le Temps, 20-07-2006
      VAUD. La Municipalité lausannoise craint un échec juridique. La lecture de ce texte (1576 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      SOUS LES BOMBES, Ŕ LA RESCOUSSE DES SUISSES TERRORISÉS DU LIBAN–SUD
      Le Temps, 20-07-2006
      Sous les bombes, ŕ la rescousse des Suisses terrorisés du Liban–Sud Un «ferry suisse» pourrait partir vendredi Comment réduire les co$';ts de la santé (4). Dilemmes de toubibs: dire ses doutes au patient ou le rassurer?

SUISSE Le Temps I Suisse I Article Sous les bo >>>


      UN TESSINOIS AU CHEVET DE L‘UNIVERSITÉ NEUCH'4;TELOISE
      Le Temps, 20-07-2006
      NEUCHATEL. Julien Spacio est le nouveau bras droit du recteur Alfred Strohmeier. Son mandat: améliorer la communication interne pour mettre fin ŕ plusieurs mois de crise.

Pierre–Emmanuel Buss Jeudi 20 juillet 2006 Eteindre l‘incendie qui couve ŕ l‘Université de Neuchâ >>>


      VACCIN CONTRE LE SIDA: BILL GATES MET 350 MILLIONS SUR LA TABLE
      Le Temps, 20-07-2006
      RECHERCHE. Cadeau royal pour 16 équipes médicales, dont celle du CHUV. Le Temps Jeudi 20 juillet 2006 Deux cent quatre–vingt–sept millions de dollars. Avec ce montant, réparti sur 11 équipes de chercheurs et cinq laboratoires, Bill Gates entend donner l‘impulsion déterminante >>>


      «ILS», GLA'';ANTE ÉPOUVANTE Ŕ LA FRAN'';AISE
      Le Temps, 20-07-2006
      CINEMA. Le premier long–métrage de Xavier Palud et David Moreau prouve que les talents français savent manier le frisson.

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      ARAB BANK BOOSTS PROFIT BY 44.3%
      Arab News, 20-07-2006
      Abdul Jalil Mustafa, Arab News AMMAN, 20 July 2006 — The Arab Bank Group’s profits in the first six months of the year grew by 44.3 percent, to $426.5 million from $2'5.5 million in the same period of 2005, the Arab Bank Chairman Abdel Hamid Shoman announced on Tuesday. The Arab Bank branches operating in Jordan al >>>


      BUSINESSLINE: SCC REPORTS SR24.1M PROFIT
      Arab News, 20-07-2006
      Arab News RIYADH, 20 July 2006 — The Saudi Cable Company (SCC) announced a net profit of SR24.1 million for the first half of 2006 compared with SR'.8 million for the same period last year. This was 146.56 percent increase. Total sales reached SR410.1 million for the first six months compared with SR274.5 million f >>>


      DOLLAR FALLS, STOCKS GAIN
      Arab News, 20-07-2006
      Agencies LONDON, 20 July 2006 — The dollar gave back yesterday nearly all the gains it had chalked up this week as markets interpreted comments on the US economy by US Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke as an indication that interest rates there might not rise higher for the time being.

The euro rose to 1.255& >>>


      MAADEN, LITWIN SIGN SR1.2BN CONTRACT
      Arab News, 20-07-2006
      Alexander E. Asuncion, Arab News Abdallah E. Dabbagh, president and chief executive officer of Maaden, and Max Abitbol, president and chief executive officer of Litwin, sign an agreement in Alkhobar on Wednesday. (AN photo)

ALKHOBAR, 20 July 2006 — The Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Maaden) and Litwin Europe Mi >>>


      SAUDI STOCK INDEX TUMBLES
      Arab News, 20-07-2006
      Khalil Hanware, Arab News JEDDAH, 20 July 2006 — The Saudi stock market tumbled yesterday. The Tadawul All–Share Index (TASI) plummeted 6.32 percent to close 707.3 points down at 10,485.06.

Out of 81 stocks traded, only two were in a positive territory while all other stocks declined yesterday. Shares of >>>


      SHB’S NET PROFIT FALLS 20%
      Arab News, 20-07-2006
      Arab News RIYADH, 20 July 2006 — Saudi Hollandi Bank (SHB) recorded a SR681 million operating profit for the first half of 2006, an increase of 33 percent compared with the corresponding period of 2005.

SHB’s net profit of SR365 million for the period ended June 30, 2006, however, showed a decline of 20 percen >>>


      STRICTLY BUSINESS
      Arab News, 20-07-2006
      Arrab News ASSAUDIA Assaudia Real Estate Development, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Omar K. Al Esayi Group (OKAG), has announced the appointment of Zuhair Fayez Partnership (ZFP) as architect and engineering design consultant for the Holiday Inn Hotel Program project. ZFP will develop the architectural designs of SR >>>


      A DIFFERENT UNIVERSE
      Arab News, 20-07-2006
      Commentary by Sayyid Qutb In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Beneficent Say: «Have you considered if God were to make the night perpetual over you, without break, till the Day of Resurrection, is there any deity other than God that could bring you light? Will you not, then, listen?» Say: «Have you >>>


      HIJAB IN WESTERN COUNTRIES
      Arab News, 20-07-2006
      Adil Salahi, Arab News Q. On the basis of my understanding of verses such as 24: 31, and 33: 53 & 55, the hijab is obligatory for Muslim women. However, some of our brothers and sisters living in the US claim that it is optional for those living in the US and other Western countries. They argue that wearing it is c >>>


      PRAYERS ON CERTAIN OCCASIONS
      Arab News, 20-07-2006
      Adil Salahi, Arab News To a Muslim, prayer is a recourse which gives reassurance and ready help and which is always available. In all situations of distress, when man feels unable to cope, helpless, alone, or overwhelmed, he can resort to prayers and he will soon feel better and stronger as he seeks help from the One w >>>


      SOFTENING A HARDENED HEART: A NEW CONVERT
      Arab News, 20-07-2006
      Adil Salahi, Arab News In the early days of the Islamic message, the Prophet (peace be upon him) and his companions met tough opposition from the unbelievers in Makkah.

Those who did not have high standing in their tribes were vulnerable to much persecution, including torture and even death. On the other hand, >>>


      SUBSTITUTE PILGRIMAGE
      Arab News, 20-07-2006
      Adil Salahi, Arab News Q. When Allah says every one is responsible for his own deeds, no one else will be questioned for other’s deeds, how do you justify substitute pilgrimage, or Haj–e–Badal? If an old man gives money to his son for Haj on his behalf and dies, he will get reward just for the money that he >>>


      DRIVER, ILLEGALS BUSTED AFTER CHASE
      Arab News, 20-07-2006
      Arab News JEDDAH, 20 July 2006 — Road safety police arrested 12 Yemeni nationals for entering the country illegally and Saudi driver who was smuggling them in his car to Jeddah after a hot chase near Al–Gauz checkpoint on Tuesday, Al–Madinah newspaper reported yesterday. The police found them in a car that >>>


      LEBANESE CONSULATE OPENS DOOR TO DONATIONS
      Arab News, 20-07-2006
      Ebtihal Mubarak, Arab News JEDDAH, 20 July 2006 — The Lebanese Consulate announced that it has opened its doors to receive donations to help Lebanese civilians who have been affected by the ongoing Israeli attacks.

The consulate announced that anyone interested in helping the Lebanese people could donate money >>>


      MADINAH MUNICIPALITY CRITICIZED FOR CALLOUS ATTITUDE TO CEMETERIES
      Arab News, 20-07-2006
      Muhammad Abdullah, Arab News Builders demolished walls surrounding this cemetery of Erwa ibn Al–Zubair in Madinah. (AN photo by Yousuf Muhammad)

MADINAH, 20 July 2006 — Residents of Madinah are calling on the city’s municipality to take responsibility in caring for neglected historical sites, especially >>>


      MISSING MARINE FOUND IN MORGUE
      Arab News, 20-07-2006
      Arab News JIZAN, 20 July 2006 — Police found the body of missing marine Saleh Muhammad Al–Eisa in the morgue at the Beesh hospital on Monday. Arab News had reported on Monday that a countrywide search was on for the marine who failed to return home or respond to calls by his relatives since he left home more than >>>


      SHOURA CONSULTANT ALLAYS FEARS ABOUT WOMEN’S ROLE
      Arab News, 20-07-2006
      Maha Akeel, Arab News JEDDAH, 20 July 2006 — One of the six women appointed as part–time consultants in the Shoura Council expressed a view that the appointment is a positive step toward Saudi women being given larger roles in the council.

Issues relating to the extent of women’s participation in the cou >>>


      SOME ESCAPE FROM FIRST WIVES TO SUMMER WIVES
      Arab News, 20-07-2006
      Mahmoud Ahmad, Arab News JEDDAH, 20 July 2006 — It is summer time, and Saudis across the Kingdom can be seen trying to escape a host of things in pursuit of bliss and happiness.

In a growing phenomenon, while many people travel to foreign cooler regions to escape the arid summer heat, many men are sneaking out >>>


      SPEED–BREAKERS: A 24–HOUR BUMP IN A DRIVER’S LIFE
      Arab News, 20-07-2006
      Samir Al–Saadi, Arab News JEDDAH, 20 July 2006 — At the police station they registered my name and time of entry. It was 5.10 p.m. I was searched and deprived of my cigarettes, then escorted to a jail cell.

The carpet in the cell was thin and worn. There was a broken television in one corner, but at leas >>>


      SULTAN, CHIRAC DISCUSS ME
      Arab News, 20-07-2006
      Arab News French President Jacques Chirac, right, greets Crown Prince Sultan before their meeting in Paris on Wednesday. (Reuters)

PARIS, 20 July 2006 — French President Jacques Chirac and Crown Prince Sultan, deputy premier and minister of defense and aviation, discussed the latest international developments, >>>


      TEEN BURGLARS CAUGHT IN ACT
      Arab News, 20-07-2006
      Arab News MAKKAH, 20 July 2006 — Police arrested and charged two teens for breaking and entering a vacant house in Makkah’s Aziziah district after neighbors called police, Al–Riyadh reported yesterday. According to the police report, the teens were caught trying to break into locked cabinets and trunks inside the >>>


      TURKEY EASES VISA RULES FOR GCC NATIONALS
      Arab News, 20-07-2006
      M. Ghazanfar Ali Khan, Arab News RIYADH, 20 July 2006 — Turkey has announced that it has eased visa rules for nationals of the Gulf Cooperation Council states, including Saudi Arabia, granting them long–term entry visas on arrival at Turkish entry points.

«Saudi passport holders can obtain visas im >>>


      13 PALESTINIANS KILLED IN FRESH INCURSION
      Arab News, 20-07-2006
      Hisham Abu Taha, Arab News GAZA CITY, 20 July 2006 — Launching a new ground incursion into the central Gaza Strip yesterday and a raid at the Palestinian security headquarters in the West Bank city of Nablus, Israeli troops killed at least 13 Palestinians, hospital officials said.

The troops advanced toward th >>>


      BLOCKING OF SITES AFTER BLASTS ANGERS BLOGGERS
      Arab News, 20-07-2006
      Nilofar Suhrawardy & Agencies NEW DELHI, 20 July 2006 — Indian Internet users, angry at being denied access to popular weblogs, lashed out at the government on yesterday for banning some websites in the wake of last week’s Bombay train bombings.

As per instructions from the government, the telecom departme >>>


      COPTER CRASH KILLS 5 IN TURKEY
      Arab News, 20-07-2006
      Agence France Presse ANKARA, 20 July 2006 — A police helicopter crashed into the center of the resort city of Antalya on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast yesterday, killing all five officers on board but causing no casualties on the ground, officials said.

The helicopter, on a traffic–monitoring mission, cam >>>


      FATHER URGES TERROR SUSPECT TO SURRENDER
      Arab News, 20-07-2006
      Shahid Raza Burney, Arab News PUNE, 20 July 2006 — Muhammad Riaz Kagzi, father of alleged terrorist Zaibuddin Ansari alias Zaby, has urged his son to surrender to the authorities. The terror suspect is reported to have fled to Pakistan.

Kagzi, a schoolteacher, who has disowned his son for involvement in terror >>>


      FIRST US SHIP LEAVES BEIRUT AS WESTERNERS BATTLE FOR PASSAGE OUT
      Arab News, 20-07-2006
      Agence France Presse Canadian nationals register their names in Beirut in order to be evacuated from Lebanon on Wednesday. (AFP)

BEIRUT, 20 July 2006 — A first boatload of more than 1,000 Americans was evacuated from Beirut yesterday amid mounting anger among the thousands of Westerners left behind that their >>>


      INDIA BEGINS EVACUATION FROM LEBANON
      Arab News, 20-07-2006
      Agencies NEW DELHI, 20 July 2006 — India has begun evacuating its nationals from war–torn Lebanon and will also try to bring back stranded Sri Lankans and Nepalese citizens, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said yesterday.

About 4' Indians were on their way home yesterday and another 1,000 were awaiting >>>


      IRAQ CIVILIAN TOLL SPIKES TO NEARLY 6,000, SAYS UN
      Arab News, 20-07-2006
      Associated Press UNITED NATIONS, 20 July 2006 — Nearly 6,000 civilians were slain across Iraq in May and June, a spike in deaths that coincided with rising sectarian attacks across the country, the United Nations said yesterday.

The report from the UN Assistance Mission in Iraq describes a wave of lawlessness >>>


      ISLAMABAD COMMITTED TO PEACE PROCESS, SAYS KASURI
      Arab News, 20-07-2006
      Azhar Masood, Arab News ISLAMABAD, 20 July 2006 — Pakistan is committed to carry forward the peace process with India, which is in the interest of the people of South Asia, said Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri in an interview with Arab News here yesterday.

Commenting on the statement of Indi >>>


      ISRAEL LACKS BOMBS TO CRACK HEZBOLLAH HQS: EXPERT
      Arab News, 20-07-2006
      Reuters JERUSALEM, 20 July 2006 — Israel’s efforts to crush Hezbollah are being hindered by its lack of air force bombs capable of penetrating the Lebanese group’s command bunkers, a leading Israeli military expert said yesterday.

Israel has been shelling Lebanon’s infrastructure since Hezbollah killed eight o >>>


      ISRAELI TROOPS ENTER LEBANON
      Arab News, 20-07-2006
      Agencies Civil defense personnel carry a body from an apartment which was destroyed by an Israeli air raid in Nabatiyeh town in south Lebanon on Wednesday.

(Reuters) BEIRUT, 20 July 2006 — Israeli airstrikes on Lebanon killed 61 civilians and a Hezbollah fighter yesterday, the deadliest toll of the eight&ndash >>>


      MAN HELD IN KILLING OF PHILIPPINE JOURNALIST
      Arab News, 20-07-2006
      Al Jacinto, Arab News ZAMBOANGA CITY, 20 July 2006 — Police are investigating a man who claimed to have gunned down a hard–hitting broadcaster in the southern Philippine city of Digos, officials said yesterday.

The man was taken for questioning after his neighbors informed the police that he bragged abou >>>


      MANILA BEGINS EVACUATION OF FILIPINOS FROM LEBANON AMID CRITICISMS OF FOOT–DRAGGING
      Arab News, 20-07-2006
      Julie Javellana–Santos, Arab News MANILA, 20 July 2006 — A day after a migrant workers’ group slammed the Philippine government for taking its time in moving OFWs out of troubled Lebanon, Manila officials yesterday said the evacuation is now in motion.

«We are now in evacuation mode,» preside >>>


      NINE SAUDIS KILLED IN JORDAN ACCIDENT
      Arab News, 20-07-2006
      Abdul Jalil Mustafa, Arab News AMMAN, 20 July 2006 — Nine Saudi nationals were killed and 38 others wounded yesterday when their bus overturned on the highway between the cities of Zarqa and Mafraq, about 60 kilometers east of the capital, Amman, according to civil defense sources.

Eight of the bus’ occupants >>>


      PEACE PROCESS NOT HALTED: MANMOHAN
      Arab News, 20-07-2006
      Agence France Presse NEW DELHI, 20 July 2006 — India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said the peace process with Pakistan had been hit but not halted by the deadly train bombings in Bombay, the media reported yesterday.

«I think the dialogue process has suffered but I won’t say it is a setback,» >>>


      5 KIDS AMONG 7 DEAD IN OKLA. HOUSE FIRE
      Washington Post, 20-07-2006
      CHICKASHA, Okla. –– A fire caused by an electrical problem in a refrigerator swept through a home early Thursday, killing seven family members who were overcome by smoke before they could escape, officials said.

A neighbor reported the fire at 5 a.m. Emergency crews who arrived minutes later found >>>


      ALMOST 500,000 WITHOUT POWER IN ST. LOUIS
      Washington Post, 20-07-2006
      ST. LOUIS –– Powerful storms left nearly half a million homes and businesses without power early Thursday with the region expecting another day of 100–degree heat.

The summer storm that tore through the Midwest on Wednesday ripped roofs off buildings, toppled trees and injured more than 30 pe >>>


      BUSH NAACP ADDRESS RECEIVES LUKEWARM APPLAUSE
      Washington Post, 20-07-2006
      PM President Bush, addressing the annual NAACP convention for the first time despite being repeatedly invited, said today he would like to change the Republican Party‘s bumpy relationship with the African American community.

"I understand that many African Americans distrust my political party," >>>


      CALIF. AIR TRAFFIC CENTER OUTAGE PROBED
      Washington Post, 20-07-2006
      LOS ANGELES –– Air traffic controllers used cell phones to call for aid after a backup power system failed at a major Southern California control center, disrupting flights across the nation.

The two–hour outage Tuesday at the Los Angeles Air Route Traffic Control Center created a domino effe >>>


      CALIF. BLAZE CONTAINED, MUDSLIDES FEARED
      Washington Post, 20-07-2006
      YUCCA VALLEY, Calif. –– Firefighters were finally able to contain a nearly 100–square–mile blaze in the desert and rugged San Bernardino National Forest, but on Wednesday with rain in the forecast there was a new fear: mudslides.

The National Weather Service issued a flood watch through >>>


      CALIF. NEWSPAPER BATTLES EX–EDITORS
      Washington Post, 20-07-2006
      SANTA BARBARA, Calif., July 1' –– A battle inside the local newspaper in this wealthy seaside town has turned into a citywide controversy, with hundreds of readers, politicians and activists protesting against the newspaper and the beleaguered owner threatening another paper, former editors and writers >>>


      CHICAGO POLICE ACCUSED OF ABUSE
      Washington Post, 20-07-2006
      CHICAGO, July 1' –– Chicago police beat, kicked, shocked or otherwise tortured scores of black suspects in the 1'70s and 1'80s to try to extract confessions from them, prosecutors reported Wednesday.

But the prosecutors –– appointed by a Cook County judge four years ago to l >>>


      DETAINEES USED AL–QAEDA PRISON MANUAL, REPORT SAYS
      Washington Post, 20-07-2006
      The first wave of detainees at the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, created their own internal organizational structure to maintain morale, resist interrogation and recruit members, adhering to instructions in a 10–year–old al–Qaeda training manual, according to a classified report by analysts >>>


      ENGINEERS SEEK WHAT‘S LEFT OF WTC FACADE
      Washington Post, 20-07-2006
      NEW YORK –– For months, it was as a resilient symbol of what the terrorists could not bring down: nine stories of the World Trade Center‘s north tower facade stood in the rubble while workers recovered bodies and cleared the site of the towers‘ ruins.

When workers brought the latticewor >>>


      GENETICIST IS CONVICTED OF SEX ABUSE
      Washington Post, 20-07-2006
      LOS ANGELES, July 1' –– World–renowned geneticist William French Anderson was convicted Wednesday of molesting the daughter of his lab director.

The month–long trial aired his substantial scientific accomplishments and graphic descriptions of alleged abuse of a pre–adolescent >>>


      GEORGIA PAIR CHARGED IN PLOT TO STRIKE CAPITOL, WORLD BANK
      Washington Post, 20-07-2006
      Two Georgia men previously accused of contact with Islamic militants were charged with plotting attacks against civilian and military targets, including the U.S. Capitol and World Bank headquarters, according to an indictment handed up yesterday in Atlanta.

The new charges also allege that Syed Haris Ahmed, 21 >>>


      HEAT WAVE‘S DEATH TOLL RISES TO 16
      Washington Post, 20-07-2006
      TULSA, Okla. –– Officials in several states urged residents, especially the elderly, to stay cool as forecasters predicted high temperatures would continue in parts of the South and the Southern Plains for another two days.

Meanwhile, the death toll from the heat wave that has baked much of the nat >>>


      IMMIGRANT BACKERS RALLY IN CHICAGO
      Washington Post, 20-07-2006
      CHICAGO, July 1' –– Thousands of people supporting more lenient treatment of illegal immigrants marched through downtown Chicago and rallied at the lakefront Wednesday, calling for a moratorium on deportations.

The marchers chanted: "We are Americans!" Others hoisted U.S. flags and si >>>



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