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      CYPRIOT LEADER PAPADOPOULOS: I TRIED TO SPEAK WITH ERDOGAN 3 TIMES
      22-07-2006
      Greek Cypriot leader Tasos Papadopoulus, on a live television program last night, said that he had attempted to carry out talks with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan three different times, but had been unsuccessful in getting an answer from Ankara. Responding to reporters‘ questions, Papadopoulos said >>>


      END TO PKK UNILATERAL CEASEFIRE
      22-07-2006
      The outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) called an end to the unilateral ceasefire against Turkey on Thursday. The one–month long ceasefire had been extended until October 3, the date Turkey started accession talks into the EU. The rebels said in a statement that the ceasefire had come to an end, demanding that >>>


      ERTUGRUL OZKOK: WHAT LIES BEHIND THOSE HEADLINES
      22-07-2006
      In his column yesterday, Emin Colasan made some interesting categorizations. He wrote about how some newspaper headlines had greeted the start to the talks with the EU as a "victory," and and then went on to criticize them.

He also gave some examples of headlines which treated the event more "re >>>


      EU COMMISSIONER REHN: JOSCHKA FISCHER CALLS ME ‘MUSTAFA‘
      22-07-2006
      EU Commissioner for Expansion, Olli Rehn, has spread good will through Ankara during meetings at the Turkish Parliament this week. Drinking a cup of strong Turkish coffee at the Foreign Affairs commission, Rehn was quoted as saying: "Everyone thinks I am very Turkish. Joschka Fischer (the German Foreign Minister) >>>


      GEORGIA AND TURKEY SIGN MEMORANDUM ON EXPLORATION OF NATURAL GAS
      22-07-2006
      Georgian Prime Minister Zurab Noghaideli, Saknavtobi‘s president Vano Nakaidze and Turkish Energy and Natural Resources Minister Hilmi Guler, TPAO‘s Director General Osman Saim Dinc have signed a memorandum of understanding on bilateral technical assistance and cooperation. Addressing the signing ceremony, >>>


      ORHAN PAMUK: EVEN RADICALS IN TURKEY WILL EMBRACE THE IDEA OF EUROPE
      22-07-2006
      Turkish author and Nobel Literature prize candidate Orhan Pamuk spoke with the German newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung about the recent start–up of EU accession talks with Turkey in Luxembourg. Analyzing the events of the past year, Pamuk said he thought that Turkey would fully embrace the idea of Europe in order no >>>


      POLICE DETAIN PKK RECRUITER
      22-07-2006
      A suspected recruiter (U.Y) for the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) has been detained by Izmir‘s anti–terrorism police squad. The man arrested is believed to have been recruiting new members for the PKK and sending them to northern Iraq for special training. Police launched an operation after receivi >>>


      SCHROEDER EXPECTED AT THE RAMAZAN IFTAR TABLE NEXT WEDNESDAY IN ISTANBUL
      22-07-2006
      Results from the meeting of civilizations which occured on October 3 in Luxembourg have already started to roll in. German Prime Minister Gerhard Schroeder has announced plans to visit Istanbul for the day on October 12, meeting and sharing an "iftar" meal with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The >>>


      WESTON: GREEK CYPRIOTS MUST CHANGE THEIR POLICY
      22-07-2006
      Former US special coordinator for Cyprus, Tom Weston, said on Thursday that the Greek Cypriot administration should modify its policy in order to make progress on the Cyprus issue. "The Greek Cypriots should understand that they should change their policy, accept the proposal of UN Secretary General, and clearly e >>>


      A 10–MONTH–OLD BABY LAUGHS...
      Kathimerin, 22-07-2006
      THANASSIS STAVRAKIS/AP A 10–month–old baby, Karen, laughs at the British air force in Akrotiri, Cyprus, yesterday. Some 1,300 evacuees from Lebanon arrived at the base and are waiting to be flown to Britain. Some 40,000 refugees from Lebanon are estimated to have arrived on the island as Cyprus has asked fo >>>


      ELECTRONIC TOUR GUIDES FOR ISLAND’S FOSSIL FOREST
      Kathimerin, 22-07-2006
      Visitors to the petrified prehistoric forest of western Lesvos will be able to enjoy a personal guided tour of the site using a palm–top computer or third–generation mobile telephone as of next month, local officials said yesterday.

The only one of its kind in Europe, the electronic tour–guid >>>


      FIRES RAVAGE FORESTLAND ON LESVOS, IN ATTICA
      Kathimerin, 22-07-2006
      Hundreds of hectares of forest and cultivated land were ravaged and at least five homes destroyed yesterday as several fires raged across the country, fanned by strong winds.

A blaze that started on Lesvos, just south of its capital Mytilene, early on Thursday was eventually put out by firefighters yesterday a >>>


      FM WANTS UN ROLE IN LEBANON
      Kathimerin, 22-07-2006
      Greek Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis yesterday pleaded with the United Nations to take a more active role in trying to resolve the crisis in the Middle East after meeting in Athens with Lebanese Ambassador William Habib.

«The Security Council of the UN, the guardian of peace, security and international >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 22-07-2006
      VERIA SEARCH Police look again in river for clues to boy’s disappearance Some 40 police officers and rescuers yesterday morning began again searching the Tripotamo River in Veria as part of their hunt for 11–year–old Alex Meshivili, who went missing in February. Authorities attempted to stay the flow of the >>>


      THOUSANDS CALL POLICE HOTLINE
      Kathimerin, 22-07-2006
      More than 12,000 people a day on average call the police emergency hotline 100, requesting help with anything from assisting the elderly to rounding up bulls roaming the streets, the head of the service told Kathimerini yesterday.

Brigadier Constantinos Kasapakis said that officers are dispatched as a result o >>>


      TWO MIGRANT RINGS SMASHED
      Kathimerin, 22-07-2006
      Police in northeastern Greece said yesterday that they made a significant breakthrough in tackling human trafficking in the area, as they had arrested eight people smugglers who were attempting to bring 86 illegal immigrants into the country.

After pursuing a truck late on Thursday night, police in Evros caugh >>>


      WARNING ON PESTICIDES
      Kathimerin, 22-07-2006
      Some Greek farmers are importing banned chemicals, group discovers Large quantities of banned pesticides are being illegally imported into Greece from Turkey and other countries and being used by farmers who may be putting consumers‘ health at risk, Kathimerini has learned.

The Greek Federation of Agrono >>>


      10E JOUR DE L‘OFFENSIVE ISAÉLIENNE CONTRE LE HEZBOLLAH. ISRAËL SE PRÉPARE Ŕ UNE OPÉRATION TERRESTRE AU LIBAN
      Le Temps, 22-07-2006
      Des tanks Merkava de Tsahal proches de la «ligne bleue». Photo: Keystone. PROCHE–ORIENT. Alors que des commandos op';rent déjŕ en territoire du Hezbollah, trois divisions de réservistes sont mobilisées.

Serge Dumont, envoyé spécial ŕ Avivim Samedi 22 juillet 200 >>>


      A QUOI SERT UN MINARET? LE DÉBAT SÉMANTIQUE VIRE Ŕ LA POLÉMIQUE
      Le Temps, 22-07-2006
      SUISSE. Confinées dans des halles industrielles, deux communautés musulmanes, ŕ Wangen et ŕ Langenthal, souhaitent plus de visibilité pour leur lieu de culte. Mais les oppositions se multiplient.

Catherine Cossy Samedi 22 juillet 2006 La premi';re mosquée de Suisse a é >>>


      ACTION TURQUE CONTRE LE PKK EN IRAK JUGÉE «IRRAISONNABLE»
      Le Temps, 22-07-2006
      INTERNATIONAL Le Temps I International I Article Action turque contre le PKK en Irak jugée «irraisonnable» ANTITERRORISME. Ankara dénonce la politique de deux poids deux mesures des Etats–Unis.

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      BIO EXPRESS
      Le Temps, 22-07-2006
      Ron Hochuli, Saint–Pétersbourg Samedi 22 juillet 2006
26 mai 1'65: Naissance ŕ Zurich. Il grandit ŕ Uster, en banlieue.

1'85–8': A l‘Université de Saint–Gall, en Relations internationales, il se dém';ne au sein de l‘Association des >>>


      CES PLATS QUI SE MANGENT FROIDS (6/6). A LAUSANNE, AU CAFÉ DES DÉLICES
      Le Temps, 22-07-2006
      Sur la petite terrasse du café de l‘Hôtel de Ville, on trouve des salades irrésistibles aux noms poétiques. Place de la Palud, les saveurs se mélangent pour offrir un dépaysement aux gourmets.

Philippe Miauton Samedi 22 juillet 2006 Comme par magie, l‘assiette ébl >>>


      CRITIQUES. T‘ES WHO?
      Le Temps, 22-07-2006
      Critiques. Eug';ne Meiltz Samedi 22 juillet 2006 The Who n‘est pas un groupe libre. Vaille que vaille, il traîne un boulet: sa propre légende. Attendu comme un des concerts événements de l‘été 2006 en Suisse romande, le show des Britanniques avait «efficacité >>>


      ENTRE TRISTESSE ET SOULAGEMENT, LE RETOUR DES SUISSES DU LIBAN
      Le Temps, 22-07-2006
      UNE Le Temps I Article Entre tristesse et soulagement, le retour des Suisses du Liban EXODE. Pr';s de 500 de nos compatriotes sont rentrés. Autant esp';rent partir aujourd‘hui.

Le Temps Samedi 22 juillet 2006 Ils étaient au Liban pour revoir une famille quittée au moment d& >>>


      GUERRE AU LIBAN: LA JUSTICE ET LA FORCE
      Le Temps, 22-07-2006
      Cathia Damien, Gen';ve Samedi 22 juillet 2006 «Ne pouvant fortifier la justice, on a justifié la force.» (Blaise Pascal) La politique de «deux poids, deux mesures» nous emm';ne ŕ croire que l‘intervention du Hezbollah libanais est un acte de terrorisme (il enl >>>


      INCULPÉ DE MEURTRE POUR AVOIR JOUÉ Ŕ FANGIO
      Le Temps, 22-07-2006
      GENEVE. A Avusy, deux jeunes ont filmé leurs exploits au volant. L‘un est mort, tué par l‘autre.

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      JOHN PRESCOTT, SYMBOLE D‘UN PARTI TRAVAILLISTE BRITANNIQUE VIEILLISSANT
      Le Temps, 22-07-2006
      ROYAUME–UNI. Le vice–premier ministre reçoit un avertissement, mais pas de sanctions, pour une affaire de conflit d‘intéręts. Pour Tony Blair, l‘éjecter serait ouvrir la boîte de Pandore.

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      JOSEPH DEISS: «L‘ADHÉSION EST INÉLUCTABLE»
      Le Temps, 22-07-2006
      INTERVIEW. Le ministre de l‘Economie livre son testament politique avant son départ définitif ŕ fin juillet.

Bernard Wuthrich et D.S. Miéville Samedi 22 juillet 2006 Le Temps: Lorsque vous avez pris congé du parlement, vous avez prononcé un discours inhabituellement vigoureu >>>


      KIOSQUE. COMMENT METTRE FIN Ŕ CE «JEU CRUEL» AU LIBAN?
      Le Temps, 22-07-2006
      La presse internationale s‘interroge sur la tournure que prendra le conflit. Christine D‘Incau Samedi 22 juillet 2006 Apr';s dix jours de guerre, la paix qui commençait ŕ s‘installer dans les esprits libanais semble s‘ętre définitivement envolée en laissant un vo >>>


      L‘EUROPE DES CAFÉS LÉGENDAIRES (6/6). L‘ODEON DE ZURICH, BOHČME ET BOURGEOIS
      Le Temps, 22-07-2006
      Comme il se présente lui–męme, son «intérieur d‘époque et son histoire en font un des cafés les plus passionnants» des bords de la Limmat. Apr';s son ouverture en 1'11, il est vite devenu repaire d‘artistes et d‘intellectuels européens.
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      L‘INTERVIEW DE LA SEMAINE. «FAIRE VOTER LES ACTIONNAIRES SUR LA RÉMUNÉRATION DES DIRIGEANTS PEUT SE RÉVÉLER CONTRE–PRODUCTIF»
      Le Temps, 22-07-2006
      Dan Kerpelman, directeur général de la SGS. Frédéric Leli';vre Samedi 22 juillet 2006 Un Américain pilote la SGS (SGSN.VX) depuis pr';s d‘un an et demi. Dan Kerpelman,
48 ans cette année, vient de Eastman Kodak oů il a passé plus de quatre ans. Ce parfai >>>


      L‘ÉCONOMIE BRITANNIQUE SE REFAIT AU DEUXIČME TRIMESTRE
      Le Temps, 22-07-2006
      CONJONCTURE. La croissance et l‘inflation accél';rent. Certains économistes estiment que la Banque d‘Angleterre durcira sa politique monétaire d';s la semaine prochaine.

Angélique Mounier–Kuhn Samedi 22 juillet 2006 La conjoncture britannique ne s‘ >>>


      LA BNS PRÉOCCUPÉE PAR LA GUERRE
      Le Temps, 22-07-2006
      CONJONCTURE. Le conflit au Proche–Orient est un facteur de risques. Le Temps Samedi 22 juillet 2006 La Banque nationale suisse (BNS) se dit préoccupée par l‘escalade de la violence au Proche–Orient. Dans une interview ŕ paraître ce samedi dans Finanz und Wirtschaft, Philipp Hildenb >>>


      LA BOURSE SUISSE
      Le Temps, 22-07-2006
      FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article La Bourse suisse Novartis et Nestlé résistent.

Anker Bank Samedi 22 juillet 2006 A la veille du week–end et apr';s avoir enregistré une forte reprise durant les deux derni';res séances, le marché suisse a succombé ŕ d >>>


      LA BOUTEILLE DE LA SEMAINE. THE SWISS SUSHI WINE 2004
      Le Temps, 22-07-2006
      La bouteille de la semaine. La lecture de ce texte (1747 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      LA LIVRE STERLING REDEVIENT UNE MONNAIE DE RÉSERVE MAJEURE
      Le Temps, 22-07-2006
      La Bourse suisse FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article La livre sterling redevient une monnaie de réserve majeure VALEUR REFUGE. Avec 111,5 milliards de livres détenus par des banques non britanniques, la devise est désormais davantage prisée des investisseurs que le yen japonais.

Marc Roche >>>


      LA SCČNE TRAVERSE L‘EUROPE Ŕ AVIGNON
      Le Temps, 22-07-2006
      THEATRE. Pour son deuxi';me rendez–vous au festival, le metteur en sc';ne suisse Stefan Kaegi offre un voyage et une sc';ne inédits aux spectateurs installés dans un camion. Périple théâtral avec deux chauffeurs bulgares.

Anne Fournier Samedi 22 juillet 20 >>>


      LE SOUTIEN NEUCH'4;TELOIS AUX PME FAIT DES ÉMULES
      Le Temps, 22-07-2006
      BANQUES CANTONALES. La banque jurassienne veut s‘inspirer du syst';me de microfinance lancé par la BCN pour soutenir l‘économie régionale.

Marie–Laure Chapatte Samedi 22 juillet 2006 Le financement des PME régionales reste préoccupant. Surtout dans un pays o&# >>>


      LE «TOUR DU RENOUVEAU» SANS PUBLIC
      Le Temps, 22-07-2006
      • La Grande Boucle 2006 est une des plus passionnantes des vingt derni';res années, mais elle ne déplace pas les foules. Pourquoi?

Jean–Claude Péclet, Mâcon Samedi 22 juillet 2006 Onze heures du matin au «Village» éphém';re du Tour, installé >>>


      LES ROMANDS Ŕ L‘HEURE DE LA RECONQUĘTE
      Le Temps, 22-07-2006
      FOOT BALL. La Challenge League réunit Lausanne, Servette, Xamax et Yverdon, anciens fleurons. Leurs dirigeants parlent d‘avenir.

Ludovic Chappex Samedi 22 juillet 2006 La saison de Challenge League s‘est ouverte vendredi soir par un derby tessinois entre Bellinzone et Chiasso. Jamais l‘a >>>


      LES SUISSES EN RUSSIE
      Le Temps, 22-07-2006
      DIVERSE Le Temps I Article Les Suisses en Russie Ron Hochuli, Saint–Pétersbourg Samedi 22 juillet 2006 Quelque 450 Suisses sont actuellement installés en Russie, de męme qu‘environ 150 entreprises helvétiques. La présence suisse dans le plus grand pays du monde est tr';s anc >>>


      MICROSOFT TROP OPTIMISTE SUR SES LOGICIELS?
      Le Temps, 22-07-2006
      RESULTATS. L‘éditeur boucle un bon exercice 2005–06 et attend beaucoup de Windows Vista.

Anouch Seydtaghia Samedi 22 juillet 2006 Un chiffre d‘affaires en hausse de quelque 14%, et qui se situera entre 4',7 et 50,7 milliards de dollars: Microsoft (MSFT) se montre optimiste pour les r >>>


      PALÉO FESTIVAL NYON. L‘AMOUR AVEUGLE
      Le Temps, 22-07-2006
      Arnaud Robert Samedi 22 juillet 2006 A deux secondes trois quarts d‘entrer sur la Grande Sc';ne, vendredi, ils posent encore pour un photographe de studio. Arri';re–plan anthracite, bien moins flamboyant que ceux dont usait encore il y a quelques années l‘antique pionnier de la ch >>>


      PALÉO FESTIVAL NYON. RAPHAEL, L‘ANNÉE DU LONG TRIOMPHE
      Le Temps, 22-07-2006
      PHENOMENE. Trois Victoires de la musique, plus d‘un million d‘exemplaires de «Caravane» vendus. Le chouchou du rock–variété français cultive son romantisme ŕ ciel ouvert jusque sur la plaine de l‘Asse.

Florence Gaillard Samedi 22 juillet 2006 Il chante to >>>


      PALÉO FESTIVAL NYON. ZITA SWOON, OU L‘ALCHIMIE D‘UNE POP ACOUSTIQUE
      Le Temps, 22-07-2006
      ROCK. En concert dimanche, toute la délicatesse de Belges cultivant l‘exotisme sonore.

Olivier Horner Samedi 22 juillet 2006 Un concert de Zita Swoon tient toujours du rituel. L‘une des derni';res fois oů on les a aperçus, ils étaient disposés en cercle au milieu de >>>


      QUESTIONS Ŕ FABRICE THORIN. «TOUS LES LAVABOS DES WC OFFRENT DE L‘EAU POTABLE»
      Le Temps, 22-07-2006
      Questions ŕ Fabrice Thorin. Responsable des boissons ŕ Paléo. Eug';ne Meiltz Samedi 22 juillet 2006 Le Temps: Depuis mardi, la canicule fait souffrir les festivaliers. Quel est le prix d‘une eau minérale sur le terrain?

Fabrice Thorin:Le prix de base est de 3 francs pour une e >>>


      SALAIRES: MIGROS N‘EST PAS PLUS GÉNÉREUSE QU‘ALDI
      Le Temps, 22-07-2006
      Caisse dans une Migros zurichoise. Une employée gagne 18,71 francs de l’heure. Photo: Keystone. TRAVAIL. Le numéro un de la distribution affiche une rémunération horaire tr';s basse.

Daniel Eskenazi, Zurich Samedi 22 juillet 2006 L‘arrivée d‘Aldi et de Lidl en Suiss >>>


      SAVEURS DU FRAN'';AIS. SALPICON, PETITS DÉSPOUR PAPILLES CURIEUSES
      Le Temps, 22-07-2006
      Saveurs du français. Nicolas Dufour Samedi 22 juillet 2006 Non, nos petites saveurs ne finissent pas cette semaine gastronomique par une insulte. «Salpicon» n‘a rien ŕ voir avec une éructante contraction de «sale p‘tit c...». Un salpicon est une préparation d&lsqu >>>


      SOUS LA MAIN DES PRINCES–ÉVĘQUES
      Le Temps, 22-07-2006
      ARC JURASSIEN. Quatre musées, jurassien, bâlois et bernois, retracent les 1200 ans de l‘ancien évęché de Bâle.

Serge Jubin Samedi 22 juillet 2006 «Je suis une convertie.» Venant d‘Elisabeth Baume–Schneider, la formule interpelle. En découvrant le >>>


      TESTS DE QUALITÉ DES DROGUES: PAS CET ÉTÉ
      Le Temps, 22-07-2006
      POLEMIQUE. Les consommateurs de substances illicites ne pourront pas les faire tester lors des raouts populaires romands. La Suisse alémanique, elle, a fait le pas. Les associations déplorent que soit écarté cet outil de santé publique «majeur».

Christian Lecomte Samedi 22 >>>


      UBS ET CREDIT SUISSE EN TĘTE DU PALMARČS DES EMPLOYEURS
      Le Temps, 22-07-2006
      La BNS préoccupée par la guerre Le soutien neuchâtelois aux PME fait des émules L‘économie britannique se refait au deuxi';me trimestre Microsoft trop optimiste sur ses logiciels?

L‘interview de la semaine. «Faire voter les actionnaires sur la rémuné >>>


      UN RĘVEUR QUI A APPRIS Ŕ AVOIR FAIM
      Le Temps, 22-07-2006
      Walter Denz est directeur de deux écoles de langues et d‘une agence de voyages ŕ Saint–Pétersbourg. Parti en aventurier pour découvrir «l‘autre bloc», il a construit sa réussite au milieu d‘une véritable jungle.

Ron Hochuli, Saint–Pét >>>


      UN TOUR Ŕ VISAGE HUMAIN
      Le Temps, 22-07-2006
      Jean–Claude Péclet Samedi 22 juillet 2006 Il est intéressant de comparer le Mondial de football et le Tour de France 2006. Surmédiatisé des mois avant le coup d‘envoi, le premier a offert des matches parfois agréables, souvent âprement disputés. Mais franchement, de quels >>>


      VILLAGE PEOPLE. LINDSAY LOHAN, VIEILLE ET JOLIE
      Le Temps, 22-07-2006
      Village people. La lecture de ce texte (1574 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      «JE PRÉFÉRERAIS AVOIR UNE CARTE D‘ÉLECTEUR»
      Le Temps, 22-07-2006
      Mettre ses connaissances ŕ disposition d‘une organisation suisse? Pourquoi pas...

Ron Hochuli, Saint–Pétersbourg Samedi 22 juillet 2006 Il n‘a pas eu le temps de regarder la finale de Wimbledon. Mais s‘est réjoui comme un petit fou de la victoire de Roger Federer. « >>>


      «MA SŚUR EST PRESQUE DEVENUE FOLLE»
      Le Temps, 22-07-2006
      A l’aéroport chypriote de Larnaca. En attendant le vol de rapatriement vers la Suisse. Photo: Keystone.

EXODE. Les premiers Suisses évacués du Liban ont commencé ŕ arriver jeudi soir ŕ Kloten apr';s un voyage éprouvant. Témoignages.

Etienne Dubuis et Tho >>>


      DWC TO OFFER PLOTS IN OCTOBER
      Arab News, 22-07-2006
      K.T. Abdurabb, Arab News DUBAI, 22 July 2006 — Dubai World Central (DWC) Residential City, the 7.16 million–square–meter component which will eventually house 250,000 people in the massive aviation community being built in Jebel Ali, will offer prime, low–cost, free–hold real estate plots to dev >>>


      EMAAR EXPECTS HUGE RESPONSE FOR IPO
      Arab News, 22-07-2006
      Khalil Hanware, Arab News JEDDAH, 22 July 2006 — The Emaar Economic City (EEC) set to begin its initial public offering (IPO) to raise 30 percent of its share capital from today.

The IPO, which was approved by the Saudi Capital Market Authority (CMA), will remain open for subscription for 10 days until Aug. 2. >>>


      LEBANON’S RATING OUTLOOK TAKES A FURTHER BEATING
      Arab News, 22-07-2006
      Deutsche Presse–Agentur NICOSIA, 22 July 2006 — Capital Intelligence dropped yesterday the outlook on Lebanon’s B–minus long–term sovereign credit rating to negative from stable, in response to the escalating crisis.

The rating agency said that the downward revision reflects the considerable >>>


      MIDEAST TENSIONS SEND SAUDI STOCKS REELING
      Arab News, 22-07-2006
      Khalil Hanware & Abdul Jalil Mustafa, Arab News JEDDAH/AMMAN, 22 July 2006 — The Saudi stock market continued its sharp decline last week with the current political tensions in the region leaving a negative impact on investors’ sentiments.

The Tadawul All–Share Index (TASI) plummeted 11.66 percent to >>>


      MOBILY DISCOUNTS SMS 50 PERCENT
      Arab News, 22-07-2006
      Arab News RIYADH, 22 July 2006 — As part of its summer program under the title «Summer with Mobily is Different,» Mobily has reduced the rate of SMS by half for all its customers in the prepaid and postpaid packages, for 10 days, starting at 1:00 a.m. Sunday. With this new discounted tariff, the local SMS f >>>


      A COURAGE THAT WINS THE ADMIRATION OF ENEMIES
      Arab News, 22-07-2006
      Adil Salahi, Arab News Abdullah ibn Hudhafah of the Sahm clan of the Quraysh was a companion of the Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) endowed with sharp intelligence and a resourceful personality. Therefore the Prophet assigned to him some of the more difficult tasks, and he always showed quick presence of mind as well as to >>>


      A DIFFERENT UNIVERSE
      Arab News, 22-07-2006
      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 >>>


      PRAYERS ON CERTAIN OCCASIONS
      Arab News, 22-07-2006
      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 >>>


      REPLACING A PHRASE WITH A FIGURE
      Arab News, 22-07-2006
      Adil Salahi, Arab News Q.1. In our part of the world most people start a letter or an action by writing the figure 786 instead of mentioning God’s name. Is this correct?

Q.2. What is meant by Barzaq? S. Ahmad A. People do this in order to avoid the possibility that a paper with God’s name written on it should >>>


      WHO ARE ZAKAH BENEFICIARIES?
      Arab News, 22-07-2006
      Adil Salahi, Arab News Q. Could you please explain to whom zakah should be paid, and how to distribute it among them?

K. Rehman A. When the Prophet (peace be upon him) was asked by some people to give them some zakah money, he said to them: «God has not left the distribution of zakah to be determined eve >>>


      ABDULLAH HAS WON HEARTS OF CITIZENS, RESIDENTS ALIKE
      Arab News, 22-07-2006
      Arab News JEDDAH, 22 July 2006 — It has been one year since Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah ascended to the throne of the Kingdom, according to the Hijrah calendar. (The Gregorian anniversary date is Aug.1.) Over this past year the king has won the hearts of citizens and residents in the country alike.< >>>


      FAKE COPS SHAKE DOWN FAKE SUSPECT
      Arab News, 22-07-2006
      Arab News HAIL, 22 July 2006 — A Saudi man was reportedly stopped by two men who identified themselves as undercover cops, the daily Okaz reported yesterday.

They told the man he was a suspect in a criminal investigation and that they needed him to follow them to the local police station. Beforehand, they sear >>>


      HOSPITAL REFUSES TO DISCHARGE PATIENTS BEFORE BILL PAYMENT
      Arab News, 22-07-2006
      Arab News JEDDAH, 22 July 2006 — A private hospital in Jeddah refused to discharge two patients after receiving treatment because of unpaid amount of SR47,000, Al–Madinah newspaper reported yesterday.

Six Saudi citizens were on their way from one of the provinces to Jeddah when they were involved in a ca >>>


      KICK THE SINGLES OUT, FAMILIES CRY
      Arab News, 22-07-2006
      Mahmoud Ahmad, Arab News JEDDAH, 22 July 2006 — Families in residential neighborhoods across Jeddah are alarmed at the way apartment owners are renting flats to illegal immigrants and single men, especially in suburbs where families mainly reside.

Recent police raids of random properties in neighborhoods acros >>>


      MAKKAH&#3'S IMAM QUESTIONS WORLD RESPONSE TO ME CRISIS
      Arab News, 22-07-2006
      Arab News MAKKAH, 22 July 2006 — Imam and Khatib at the Holy Mosque in Makkah Sheikh Abdul Rahman ibn Abdul Aziz Al–Sudais exhorted believers to unite and hold to the Holy Qur&#3'an and the Sunnah of the Holy Prophet, peace be upon him, at these trying times, referring to the current crisis in the Middle >>>


      MONKEY BUSINESS LEADS TO HERD OF DEAD GOATS
      Arab News, 22-07-2006
      Arab News ABHA, 22 July 2006 — Once upon a time a farmer had a problem with some baboons. They would often raid his farm and eat from his crops. According to a report yesterday in the Al–Riyadh daily, the farmer decided to do something about it. So he put rat poison in pieces of fruit and placed them around his p >>>


      RENYA DESERT CLAIMS 47TH MIGRANT WORKER
      Arab News, 22-07-2006
      Arab News RENYA, 22 July 2006 — Police in Renya, southeast of Taif on the other side of the Asir Mountains, discovered a decomposed body in the desert, the daily Al–Yaum reported yesterday.

Teams from police and forensic officers moved to the location to examine the body and collect evidence. Early resul >>>


      SAUDI WOMEN DEMAND END TO ISRAELI BARBARITY
      Arab News, 22-07-2006
      Siraj Wahab, Arab News JEDDAH, 22 July 2006 — As the world watches Israel’s brutal bombardment of Lebanon and Gaza, the response of Saudi civil society is growing with each passing day.

Yesterday a large group of prominent Saudi women strongly called for world leaders to get into action to stop the bombardment >>>


      THE MAN WHO CRIED ‘MY GRANDDAUGHTER IS LOCKED’
      Arab News, 22-07-2006
      Arab News ABHA, 22 July 2006 — This is perhaps not the best way to open a locked door. The daily Al–Watan reported yesterday that an old Saudi man called his local fire department and reported that his granddaughter was locked in one of the rooms in his house. The rescue workers rushed to the scene and broke down >>>


      FOUR MORE PALESTINIANS KILLED
      Arab News, 22-07-2006
      Hisham Abu Taha, Arab News GAZA CITY, 22 July 2006 — Four more Palestinians were killed yesterday as the death toll from Israel’s Gaza offensive shot to over 100 and UN Secretary–General Kofi Annan renewed calls for an end to «disproportionate» violence.

At least 106 Palestinians and one Isra >>>


      HUNDREDS OF LATIN AMERICANS SEEK WAY OUT OF LEBANON
      Arab News, 22-07-2006
      Agence France Presse BRASILIA, 22 July 2006 — Chile and Brazil yesterday stepped up efforts to bring home hundreds of their nationals who were seeking safe passage out of strife–torn Lebanon.

Some 400 of the 1,400 Brazilians who have asked to leave Lebanon were to be evacuated yesterday from Beirut to Ad >>>


      ISRAELI TROOPS MASS ON THE BORDER FOR LEBANON INVASION
      Arab News, 22-07-2006
      Nayla Razzouk, Agence France Presse BEIRUT, 22 July 2006 — Israel mobilized thousands more troops yesterday after warning it could launch a ground invasion of Lebanon to defeat Hezbollah, despite calls for a cease–fire and predictions of humanitarian catastrophe.

Terror–stricken and exhausted resid >>>


      MUSLIMS IN INDONESIA AND MALAYSIA PROTEST ISRAELI ATTACKS
      Arab News, 22-07-2006
      Agencies JAKARTA, 22 July 2006 — Thousands of Muslims in Asia held angry protests yesterday against Israel’s bombardment of Lebanon, denouncing the Jewish state and demanding the United Nations take action to halt the violence.

Protesters in Indonesia and Malaysia accused the Jewish state of terrorism. Malaysi >>>


      PHILIPPINE TROOPS CORNER SUSPECTED BANDIT LEADER IN MINDANAO
      Arab News, 22-07-2006
      Al Jacinto, Arab News MANILA, 22 July 2006 — Security forces captured yesterday a notorious bandit leader implicated in a series of kidnappings and killings in the southern Philippines, officials said.

Police officers, backed by Marine soldiers, swooped on a hideout in Iligan city and arrested Elias Makil, who >>>


      SCARED LEBANESE SHIFT ANGER TO ISRAEL, FOR NOW
      Arab News, 22-07-2006
      Reuters BEIRUT, 22 July 2006 — The video on Hezbollah’s Al–Manar television shows an armed fighter standing near the border with Israel with a voice in the background urging all Lebanese to stand united behind the guerrilla group.

Razan Sheheim says she will heed such a call only until Israel’s war on Le >>>


      SECOND GROUP OF OFWS EVACUATED FROM LEBANON
      Arab News, 22-07-2006
      Julie Javellana–Santos, Arab News MANILA, 22 July 2006 — Another group of 106 Filipino workers left Beirut for Damascus, Syria, yesterday and they will be flown to Manila together with the first group of 1'2 who fled the Lebanese capital on Thursday, officials said yesterday.

Reporting from Beirut, S >>>


      THREE SUSPECTS ARRESTED IN BOMBAY TRAIN BLASTS
      Arab News, 22-07-2006
      Shahid Raza Burney, Arab News  BOMBAY, 22 July 2006 — In a major breakthrough, a joint team of the Anti–Terrorism Squad (ATS) and the Intelligence Bureau (IB) probing into the July 11 Bombay train blasts, have arrested three suspects who have links in Nepal and Bangladesh, officials said yesterday.

Two o >>>


      TRIBESMEN HOLD CRUCIAL MEETING IN FRESH PEACE BID
      Arab News, 22-07-2006
      Azhar Masood & Agencies ISLAMABAD, 22 July 2006 — Pakistani tribesmen held a rare meeting yesterday to try to broker a peace deal between the government and Taleban and Al–Qaeda militants operating near the Afghan border, officials said.

The 45–member «grand jirga» or council includ >>>


      US TROOPS KILL 5 IRAQIS, INCLUDING CHILD, IN RAID
      Arab News, 22-07-2006
      Agencies BAGHDAD, 22 July 2006 — US troops in Iraq killed two suspected insurgents, two women and a child when they called in air support during a raid on an alleged hideout north of Baghdad yesterday, a military statement said.

A further 23 people, including several more women and children, were wounded in th >>>


      WEARY FOREIGNERS RAMP UP MASS EXODUS FROM LEBANON
      Arab News, 22-07-2006
      Agence France Presse NICOSIA, 22 July 2006 — Thousands of foreigners huddled in makeshift transit centers yesterday, weary but relieved, as governments around the world ramped up a mass evacuation from the raging conflict in Lebanon.

Warships, cruisers and ferries crisscrossed the eastern Mediterranean from po >>>


      WHITE HOUSE DEFENDS US RESPONSE TO LEBANON CRISIS
      Arab News, 22-07-2006
      Agence France Presse WASHINGTON, 22 July 2006 — The White House yesterday stood by its response to the latest Middle East crisis, which has seen around 340 people in Lebanon and 33 Israelis killed since the start of an offensive launched by Israel after two of its soldiers were kidnapped.

Asked about criticism >>>


      3 PLEAD GUILTY IN ECOTERRORISM SPREE
      Washington Post, 22-07-2006
      EUGENE, Ore. –– Three more people pleaded guilty Friday to being part of an ecoterrorist cell that planted fire bombs around the West.

The trio are accused of trying to stop logging, wild horse roundups, genetic engineering of plants, sport utility vehicles sales and expansion of a ski resort into >>>


      8 GROCERY EMPLOYEES STABBED IN TENNESSEE
      Washington Post, 22-07-2006
      MEMPHIS, Tenn. –– A knife–wielding grocery store employee attacked eight co–workers Friday, seriously injuring five before a witness pulled a gun and stopped him, police said.

Elartrice Ingram, 21, was charged with nine counts of attempted first–degree murder, police said. The att >>>


      BUSH FIGHTING LONG ODDS ON LINE–ITEM VETO
      Washington Post, 22-07-2006
      WASHINGTON –– President Bush may be pushing hard for Congress to give him line–item veto power to remove wasteful spending from the bills it passes, but the idea seems to be sinking on Capitol Hill.

Even though lawmakers are increasingly sheepish about the "pork barrel" projects the >>>


      BUSH POLLUTION CURBS ARE RATED EQUAL TO CLINTON‘S
      Washington Post, 22-07-2006
      By Juliet EilperinWashington Post Staff WriterSaturday, July 22, 2006; A05 The Bush administration‘s new program to cut harmful pollutants from utilities through a cap–and–trade system will do nearly as much to clean the nation‘s air as the Clinton administration‘s effort to make aging pow >>>


      COOLER WEATHER BRINGS RELIEF TO ST. LOUIS
      Washington Post, 22-07-2006
      ST. LOUIS –– Another day of severe storms knocked out electricity for tens of thousands of additional residents, but brought along a cold front that was welcome relief for those waiting for power to be restored.

A strong thunderstorm rolled through the region Friday, two days after one of the worst >>>


      ESCAPED PRISONERS FROM ARK. NABBED IN FLA.
      Washington Post, 22-07-2006
      LITTLE ROCK, Ark. –– Two work–release prisoners from Arkansas who drove off in state vans when they were supposed to pick up other prisoners were caught Friday in Florida, a prison spokeswoman said.

Clifton Sanders, 24, and Tab Delancy, 41, were apprehended during a traffic stop in Ocala, Fla >>>


      JURY CONVICTS IND. MAN OF KILLING FAMILY
      Washington Post, 22-07-2006
      SOUTH BEND, Ind. –– A jury convicted a man Friday of killing his father, stepmother and two stepsisters 17 years ago inside their church parsonage home so he could attend some high school prom events.

The St. Joseph County jury found Jeffrey Pelley, now 34, guilty on four counts of murder after del >>>


      KANSAS COACH KILLED WHILE MOVING GOAL POST
      Washington Post, 22-07-2006
      GIRARD, Kan. –– A high school football coach was electrocuted and a teenager severely burned Friday while trying to move a goal post near power lines at the Girard High School practice football field, authorities said.

Craig Crespino, 45, was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said. A 16&nda >>>


      LAST '–11 DETAINEE RELEASED FROM PRISON
      Washington Post, 22-07-2006
      NEW YORK –– An Algerian man believed to be the last domestic detainee still in custody from a national dragnet after Sept. 11 _ and who was cleared of links to terrorism in November 2001 _ was set free this week, his lawyer said Friday.

Benemar Benatta, 32, went to Ontario, Canada, where he is seek >>>


      LEBANON VISITS ENDED IN A PUFF OF SMOKE AND MEMORIES
      Washington Post, 22-07-2006
      By David MontgomeryWashington Post Staff WriterSaturday, July 22, 2006; C01 The children arrive home from their vacations–interrupted, carrying Mickey Mouse dolls and precise recollections of the sound of bombs.

"The sound was even scarier than the shock," said Alaa Fawaz, 11, a boy in a red ba >>>


      MAN BELIEVED TO BE LAST '–11 DETAINEE FREED
      Washington Post, 22-07-2006
      NEW YORK –– An Algerian man believed to be the last domestic detainee still in custody from a national dragnet after Sept. 11 _ and who was cleared of links to terrorism in November 2001 _ was set free this week, his lawyer said Friday.

Benemar Benatta, 32, went to Ontario, Canada, where he is seek >>>


      MAN FINDS $21K IN BONDS, GETS $100 REWARD
      Washington Post, 22-07-2006
      DETROIT –– A homeless man searching for returnable bottles in a trash bin found 31 U.S. savings bonds worth nearly $21,000 in a bag of clothes.

Charles Moore, 5', took the bonds to a 24–hour walk–in homeless shelter, where a staffer tracked down the family of the man whose name was >>>


      MAN IN CHICKEN SUIT CRIES FOUL OVER ABUSE
      Washington Post, 22-07-2006
      SEARCY, Ark. –– To Steven Turnage, it was bad enough to dress up in a chicken suit and stand along a city street in 105–degree heat. Having passers–by shoot bottle rockets at him has him crying foul.

"People don‘t take this costume seriously," said Turnage, who wears the >>>



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