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      ‘CLEAN AND SAFE BEACHES’...
      Kathimerin, 24-07-2006
      MARIA MAROYIANNI/ANA A protester holds up a placard reading ‘Clean and safe beaches’ at a beach in Alimos, southern Athens, yesterday as part of a campaign by the Open Athens group demanding that entrance fees at beaches be scrapped. Protesters took over the two ticket booths at the entrance and allowed beach–goe >>>


      EU TO HELP REFUGEES ARRIVING IN CYPRUS
      Kathimerin, 24-07-2006
      As Cyprus braced itself for an influx of up to 10,000 more evacuees from war–torn Lebanon yesterday, the European Commission pledged to send a delegation to the island to coordinate the care and transport of the multinational refugees.

«We have received about 20,000 to 25,000 people up until now, and are >>>


      EXPLOSION OUTSIDE MP’S OFFICE
      Kathimerin, 24-07-2006
      An anarchist group that first became known to authorities six months ago claimed responsibility on Saturday for detonating a homemade device outside the office of a PASOK MP in central Athens.

The device, made up of two cooking gas canisters, exploded at 3.30 p.m. outside an apartment block on Patission Street >>>


      FAMILY IN HANIA SAVED FROM SINKING CARRIAGE
      Kathimerin, 24-07-2006
      A moonlight horse and carriage ride went awry for a Norwegian family late on Friday night as they had to be rescued from the sea in the Venetian port of Hania in Crete after the vehicle plunged into the water.

Three bystanders jumped into the sea and rescued the four passengers as well as the young driver, pol >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 24-07-2006
      NEA HALKIDONA SHOOTOUT Suspected car thief fires at police officers in western Athens suburb Police exchanged fire yesterday with a man suspected of stealing a car in Nea Halkidona, western Athens. Nobody was injured in the incident but the doors and tires of a police patrol car were damaged. Officers said they approac >>>


      MASS BRAWL AT CRETE RESORT
      Kathimerin, 24-07-2006
      A violent confrontation involving some 50 British tourists in Malia, Crete, led to 10 people being detained and one person being hospitalized early on Saturday, police said.

The trouble flared up when three Britons arrived at the resort’s medical center at 4.30 a.m. asking for help from doctors after their inv >>>


      PLAN TO FIGHT RISE IN CRIME
      Kathimerin, 24-07-2006
      Police employing pilot scheme analyzing daily figures in central Athens The rise in thefts in central Athens has prompted police to start a new pilot scheme which requires officers to analyze crime statistics on a day–by–day basis in a bid to make the city safer, police sources told Sunday’s Kathimerini.
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      RAILWAY EXTENSION NOT ROLLING
      Kathimerin, 24-07-2006
      Work has not started on the extension to the suburban railway, even though the project was assigned to a contractor some two years ago and more than 30 million euros has been spent on the scheme so far, Sunday’s Kathimerini has discovered.

After unveiling three new suburban railway stations last week in wester >>>


      SMOLDERING RUBBISH...
      Kathimerin, 24-07-2006
      GIORGOS FOTIADIS/ANA A plane drops water on smoldering rubbish at the Tagarades landfill in Thessaloniki yesterday. Local authorities said the fire, which burned for more than a week at the dump, had been put out and the water was being used to reduce the amount of smoke rising from the garbage. They ruled out shutting >>>


      THIS WEEK
      Kathimerin, 24-07-2006
      Monday The Health Ministry is holding a blood donation drive from ' a.m. to 2 p.m. today at its main building on Aristotelous Street in central Athens.

The appeal is being organized by the ministry’s Greek Association of Blood Donors, which says that blood banks run low in the summer and that it would like >>>


      12E JOUR DE L‘OFFENSIVE ISRAÉLIENNE CONTRE LE HEZBOLLAH. LE LIBAN DÉTRUIT QUI FAIT LE JEU DU HEZBOLLAH
      Le Temps, 24-07-2006
      Des immeubles dévastés au sud de Beyrouth. Le Hezbollah y envoie de jeunes miliciens jouer les guides pour les reporters et photographes étrangers.

Photo: Keystone PROCHE–ORIENT. Une bonne partie des cibles n‘ont pas de liens avérés avec la milice chiite.

Richard W >>>


      ANALYSE. LE «HOLD–UP» VICTORIEUX DE POUTINE
      Le Temps, 24-07-2006
      Analyse. Daniel Eskenazi Lundi 24 juillet 2006 Un véritable «hold–up». Alors que les anciens actionnaires de Yukos, pour certains des amis de l‘ancien président Boris Eltsine, avaient obtenu des parts du géant énergétique dans des conditions pour le moins discutables, il >>>


      AU CŚUR DES MARCHÉS. SORTIR DE LA TORPEUR
      Le Temps, 24-07-2006
      Analyse. Le «hold–up» victorieux de Poutine Kiosque. La Bourse suisse face au trio infernal Questions ŕ Erwin Brunner. «Les nouveaux fonds ont une meilleure performance que les anciens» La gérante du mois Les Suisses ont vendu leurs fonds ŕ la fin du premier semestre FINANCE >>>


      AU PAS DE COURSE
      Le Temps, 24-07-2006
      HANS ULRICH OBRIST. Le commissaire d‘expositions zurichois dirige depuis avril la Serpentine Gallery de Londres.

Lorette Coen Lundi 24 juillet 2006 Front immense, cheveu incontrôlable, visage juvénile un tantinet durci par une tension intérieure, Hans Ulrich Obrist conserve ŕ 38 ans l >>>


      BRČVE. JAZZ PARADE
      Le Temps, 24-07-2006
      Le Temps Lundi 24 juillet 2006 Les organisateurs du Festival de Jazz International de Fribourg sont satisfaits de leur 18e édition. Puisque 50000 billets ont été vendus du 7 au 22 juillet, durée de leur manifestation.

© Le Temps, 2006 . Droits de reproduction et de diffusion réserv >>>


      BĘTE Ŕ BON DIEU, EFFETS DIABOLIQUES
      Le Temps, 24-07-2006
      NATURE. De nombreuses esp';ces non indig';nes prolif';rent en Suisse au détriment de la biodiversité locale. Parmi celles–ci, la coccinelle asiatique, qui vient d‘ętre découverte. Portrait d‘un insecte qu‘on prenait pour un sauveur.

Marion Mou >>>


      CES MAISONS QUI ANNONCENT DEMAIN (1/6). A CHÉNENS, UN RURAL POUR VIVRE ET TRAVAILLER
      Le Temps, 24-07-2006
      Dans le canton de Fribourg, le bureau d‘architectes Bakker &Blanc a construit, pour un prix modeste, une confortable maison traditionnelle aux accents contemporains.

Lorette Coen Lundi 24 juillet 2006 Elle a juste dépassé l‘année, cette bâtisse, mais c‘est comme si ell >>>


      COMMENT C‘ÉTÉ? GRAND CORPS MALADE ET BEAUTÉ D‘'4;ME
      Le Temps, 24-07-2006
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      FRANZ HUMER: «ROCHE RESTERA Ŕ COUP SŰR UNE ENTREPRISE INDÉPENDANTE»
      Le Temps, 24-07-2006
      PHARMA. Le patron du groupe bâlois parle de sa succession et des vertus de la concurrence pour la recherche. Il reconnaît par ailleurs que l‘industrie a commis une erreur en tentant de défendre ses brevets dans les pays pauvres.

Willy Boder Lundi 24 juillet 2006 Le Temps: Bill Gates, dont >>>


      KIOSQUE. LA BOURSE SUISSE FACE AU TRIO INFERNAL
      Le Temps, 24-07-2006
      Questions ŕ Erwin Brunner. «Les nouveaux fonds ont une meilleure performance que les anciens» La gérante du mois Les Suisses ont vendu leurs fonds ŕ la fin du premier semestre FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article La Bourse suisse face au trio infernal Kiosque.

Emmanuel Garessus Lundi >>>


      KIOSQUE. LA «WELTWOCHE» EN MAINS BLOCHÉRIENNES?
      Le Temps, 24-07-2006
      La presse alémanique soupçonne le ministre UDC d‘avoir financé le rachat de l‘hebdomadaire.

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      L‘AVIS DE L‘EXPERT. TOUJOURS PLUS PRÉCIEUSE, L‘EAU MÉNAGE DES OPPORTUNITÉS DE PLACEMENT
      Le Temps, 24-07-2006
      DURABILITE. Eau, mati';res premi';res et denrées alimentaires se raréfient. L‘accroissement rapide de la population mondiale et l‘industrialisation croissante augmentent sensiblement nos besoins.

Remo Weibel, Directeur AWD Lausanne Lundi 24 juillet 2006 Sur les marché >>>


      L‘HISTOIRE FOISONNANTE DE LA PRESSE RPMANDE (3/6). LA PRESSE GENEVOISE, ENTRE GOUAILLE ET COMBAT POLITIQUE
      Le Temps, 24-07-2006
      GENEVE. Quatre quotidiens historiques ont rythmé la vie de Gen';ve, comme autant de facettes de l‘identité du canton.

Xavier Pellegrini Lundi 24 juillet 2006 «La population bourgeoise, voyant les affaires [...] prendre un bon chemin, s‘avisait qu‘elle gagnerait beaucou >>>


      L‘HISTOIRE. «BARBARO» HÉROS DE L‘AMÉRIQUE
      Le Temps, 24-07-2006
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      L‘IMPUISSANCE DE LA SUPERPUISSANCE
      Le Temps, 24-07-2006
      L´Irak dans le chaos des attentats: la stratégie offensive des Etat–Unis semble avoir surtout profité aux ambitions territoriales de l´Iran. Photo: Keystone Les Etats–Unis, qui voulaient par une grande secousse réorganiser le Proche–Orient, ont réussi leur coup. Mais pas >>>


      L‘IRAK CONTINUE DE S‘ENFONCER DANS LA VIOLENCE
      Le Temps, 24-07-2006
      MOYEN–ORIENT. Attentats ŕ Bagdad et Kirkouk au moment oů Saddam Hussein est hospitalisé.

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      LA CANICULE S‘INSTALLE, MAIS LA CONFÉDÉRATION NE S‘EN SOUCIE GUČRE
      Le Temps, 24-07-2006
      SUISSE. Malgré le millier de déc';s occasionnés par les grosses chaleurs de l‘été 2003, aucune politique coordonnée de prévention et d‘action n‘a été mise en place.

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      LA GÉRANTE DU MOIS
      Le Temps, 24-07-2006
      Olivier Schaerrer Lundi 24 juillet 2006 Wen Zhang–Golberg est attentive au risque de change et de marché. La moitié de la fortune de son fonds en actions des pays émergents, le Carmignac Emergents, est actuellement couverte contre les fluctuations du dollar face ŕ l‘euro. Il lui est auss >>>


      LA JUNGLE DU MERCATO, DES TRANSFERTS ASTRONOMIQUES AU BRACONNAGE
      Le Temps, 24-07-2006
      FOOTBALL. Faute de liquidités, le marché suisse enregistre des mouvements rares ou aventureux, au contraire d‘une Europe en pleine effervescence.

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      LA MISČRE EST PAUVRE, ELLE A JUSTE FAIM
      Le Temps, 24-07-2006
      Nicolas Bonneau, Neuchâtel Lundi 24 juillet 2006 Systématiquement, pour ne pas prendre parti, on glose sur les «commanditaires» qui soutiendraient les «terroristes» en se servant de la «cause» palestinienne.

Insister ainsi sur une seule des faces de l‘insurre >>>


      LA QUESTION DE LA SEMAINE. QUELLES PERSPECTIVES OFFRENT LES MÉTAUX ET LES TITRES MINIERS?
      Le Temps, 24-07-2006
      Chaque semaine, «Le Temps» pose une question liée ŕ l‘actualité des marchés financiers ŕ trois spécialistes. L‘investisseur y trouvera une diversité de points de vue experts et pourra se forger sa propre opinion.

Le Temps Lundi 24 juillet 2006 «F >>>


      LA RÉBELLION TALIBANE FRAPPE UN NOUVEAU COUP
      Le Temps, 24-07-2006
      AFGHANISTAN. Deux nouvelles attaques–suicides ébranlent les troupes de la coalition.

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      LES ANTI–OMC SE MOBILISENT
      Le Temps, 24-07-2006
      CYCLE DE DOHA. Des négociations vont durer toute la semaine ŕ Gen';ve. Ram Etwareea Lundi 24 juillet 2006 Un concert de solidarité. Des projections vidéo. Une marche de protestation des paysans de divers pays. Un défilé avec une flottille de bateaux traditionnels construits par des >>>


      LES BANQUES ÉTRANGČRES PARTENT Ŕ L‘ASSAUT DES PARTICULIERS CHINOIS
      Le Temps, 24-07-2006
      LIBERALISATION. Le secteur bancaire chinois sera prochainement ouvert conformément aux accords signés ŕ OMC.

Tristan de Bourbon, Pékin Lundi 24 juillet 2006 J–5 mois. Les réformes du syst';me financier chinois se poursuivent et d‘ici au 12 décembre, l‘ult >>>


      LES FUSILS DANS LES URNES
      Le Temps, 24-07-2006
      Editorial. Alain Campiotti Lundi 24 juillet 2006 Un accouchement démocratique dans la douleur. C‘est ainsi que Condoleezza Rice a décrit les nouvelles convulsions du Proche–Orient (Liban apr';s Gaza), avant de prendre l‘avion pour tenter de calmer le jeu, quand le Hezbollah aura  >>>


      LES HOMMES (ET LA FEMME) VERTS DU PALAIS FÉDÉRAL (4). «JE LUI FAIS DES REPAS SAINS AVEC DES PRODUITS FRAIS»
      Le Temps, 24-07-2006
      SERIE. Petra Neff, 32 ans, est l‘huissier du ministre de la Défense, Samuel Schmid.

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      LES RĘVES DE GEORGE BUSH ONT FINI PAR S‘ÉVAPORER AU PROCHE–ORIENT
      Le Temps, 24-07-2006
      ETATS–UNIS. Choc en retour pour un président qui attendait d‘autres résultats. La lecture de ce texte (1163 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      LES SUISSES ONT VENDU LEURS FONDS Ŕ LA FIN DU PREMIER SEMESTRE
      Le Temps, 24-07-2006
      FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article Les Suisses ont vendu leurs fonds ŕ la fin du premier semestre FLUX. Les parts de marché de UBS déclinent ŕ 34%, alors que celles de Pictet et de Credit Suisse progressent ŕ 8,2% et 1',3%.

Otto Christian Kober, Chef de la recherche suisse, Lippe >>>


      NI FRANCOPHOBES, NI COMPLEXÉS
      Le Temps, 24-07-2006
      Fabio R. Fiallo, Nyon Lundi 24 juillet 2006 Certains lecteurs du Temps ont réagi ŕ des commentaires parus récemment dans la presse romande ŕ propos de l‘arrogance française. Ces lecteurs croient y déceler un sentiment de francophobie d$';, selon eux, ŕ un complexe des Sui >>>


      PALÉO FESTIVAL NYON. LES IDÉES RE'';UES SUR LA MUSIQUE TZIGANE Ŕ L‘ÉPREUVE DES FAITS
      Le Temps, 24-07-2006
      STEREO. Au–delŕ des clichés véhiculés par la musique balkanique, que s‘est–il vraiment passé durant cette semaine au Village du Monde?

Eug';ne Meiltz Lundi 24 juillet 2006 Plus que nulle autre, la musique tzigane engendre une cohorte de stéréotypes.< >>>


      PALÉO, L‘ÉTAT DE GR'4;CE
      Le Temps, 24-07-2006
      FESTIVAL. Bilan 2006 triomphal pour le 31e. Olivier Horner Lundi 24 juillet 2006 «C‘est un grand millésime.» Daniel Rosselat, patron du Paléo Festival de Nyon, a la métaphore vinicole ŕ l‘heure du bilan de la 31e édition, dimanche apr';s–midi. Et d‘aj >>>


      PANOPLIE 06. EN CAMPING (1/6). LE SAC Ŕ DOS DES SOMMETS
      Le Temps, 24-07-2006
      Panoplie 06. En camping (1/6). Albertine Bourget Lundi 24 juillet 2006 Le sac ŕ dos a beau ętre le meilleur ami du randonneur, il ne dissimule pas, a priori, une âme touchante sous ses dehors de rustaud. Pourtant, les yeux du vendeur de la boutique Transa, ŕ Berne, s‘embueraient presque devant >>>


      QU‘AVEZ–VOUS APPRIS Ŕ L‘ÉCOLE? ANDRÉ DUVILLARD
      Le Temps, 24-07-2006
      46 ans, commandant de la police cantonale, Neuchâtel Propos recueillis par Anna Lietti Lundi 24 juillet 2006 – Quelles étaient vos branches fortes?

– Les langues, la littérature française. – Vos branches cauchemar? – Les maths! Terrible. – La premi';re fois oů vous avez eu l&ls >>>


      QUESTIONS Ŕ ERWIN BRUNNER. «LES NOUVEAUX FONDS ONT UNE MEILLEURE PERFORMANCE QUE LES ANCIENS»
      Le Temps, 24-07-2006
      Questions ŕ Erwin Brunner, gérant ŕ Zurich du Star MM Circle Europe Fund. Propos recueillis par Olivier Schaerrer Lundi 24 juillet 2006 Apr';s une carri';re bancaire de plus de trente ans, Erwin Brunner se mettait ŕ son propre compte en 1''1. Il est aujourd‘hui ŕ l >>>


      SAVEURS DU FRAN'';AIS. AQUIFČRE, L‘OBSESSION AQUATIQUE
      Le Temps, 24-07-2006
      Saveurs du français. Nicolas Dufour Lundi 24 juillet 2006 Il va falloir repenser l‘été... Les temps de canicule se répétant sous nos latitudes, les mois de juillet et ao$';t – męme juin, déjŕ – changent la donne et posent de nouveaux défis de sant >>>


      SENTIERS ET ROUTES DES VINS (1/6). VISPERTERMINEN, LE VIN DES HAUTEURS
      Le Temps, 24-07-2006
      Le vignoble le plus élevé d‘Europe est cultivé en terrasses dans le Haut–Valais. Le heida, cet antique et rare cépage, y r';gne en maître ŕ 1150 m';tres d‘altitude. Patricia Briel Lundi 24 juillet 2006 S‘il fallait une preuve de l‘amour que les >>>


      SMARTVOTE, L‘OUTIL INFORMATIQUE QUI POURRAIT BOULEVERSER LES PRATIQUES ÉLECTORALES
      Le Temps, 24-07-2006
      ETUDE. Des chercheurs analysent les nouveaux instruments de «démocratie électronique». Pour Andreas Ladner, le programme qui permet aux citoyens de se comparer aux candidats va tr';s vite devenir incontournable.

Ron Hochuli, Berne Lundi 24 juillet 2006 Jusqu‘ici, on y voyait >>>


      TOUR DE FRANCE 2006. LA STRATÉGIE RISQUÉE DE PHONAK A PAYÉ
      Le Temps, 24-07-2006
      Floyd Landis, deuxi';me champion américain consécutif du Tour de France, défile sur les Champs–Elysées. Photo: Keystone CYCLISME. Troisi';me du dernier contre–la–montre, l‘Américain Floyd Landis a grignoté suffisamment de secondes ŕ Oscar Pereir >>>


      UN NOUVEAU SCANDALE SECOUE LE MINISTČRE DE L‘INTÉRIEUR BRITANNIQUE
      Le Temps, 24-07-2006
      ROYAUME–UNI. Le service chargé de l‘immigration fait l‘objet de plus de 700 plaintes pour corruption. Apr';s le scandale des détenus étrangers perdus dans la nature, l‘affaire fait tache.

Stéphane Bussard Lundi 24 juillet 2006 Le Minist';re de l&lsquo >>>


      UN SECTEUR SOUS LA LOUPE. LE CONGRČS DOIT INTERVENIR
      Le Temps, 24-07-2006
      Un secteur sous la loupe. Larissa Rosanoff–Ruch, Financial Analyst – Mutual & Hedge Funds Lundi 24 juillet 2006 Pour tous ceux qui s‘attendaient ŕ un été clément dans l‘industrie des hedge funds, l‘orage n‘a pas seulement frappé les performances de ces de >>>


      VERBIER SOUS LES FOUDRES DE L‘ÉMULATION
      Le Temps, 24-07-2006
      FESTIVAL. Le Verbier Festival &Academy a repris de plus belle ce week–end. La violoniste Hilary Hahn a déçu vendredi. En revanche, le pianiste polonais Rafal Blechacz a fait sensation, en remplaçant Lang Lang au pied levé, samedi soir.

Julian Sykes, Verbier Lundi 24 juillet 2006 P >>>


      ZAPPROPOS. GIOVANNI, LUCREZIA ET NOĎ, RIEN QUE DES JOLIS PRÉNOMS
      Le Temps, 24-07-2006
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      «WHISTLEBLOWING», LA VÉRITABLE SONNETTE D‘ALARME DE L‘ENTREPRISE
      Le Temps, 24-07-2006
      STRATEGIE. De nombreuses sociétés suisses mettent en place un syst';me d‘alerte. Il s‘agit d‘offrir la possibilité ŕ un employé de se manifester s‘il constate un dysfonctionnement grave.

Olivier Dunant, Associé du cabinet Ernst & Young, responsa >>>


      ‘NOW IS THE TIME FOR DUBAI ALUMINIUM TO GO PUBLIC’
      Arab News, 24-07-2006
      James Plasman DUBAI, 24 July 2006 — The Dubai Financial Market (DFM) seems to have stabilized since its correction in the first quarter of this year, but investors are still wary and a further fall is not beyond imagination. The problem is not so much overvalued stocks anymore, but rather an imbalance in the market cre >>>


      HSBC AMANAH CHIEF QUITS
      Arab News, 24-07-2006
      Mushtak Parker, Arab News Iqbal Khan LONDON, 24 July 2006 – Iqbal Khan, chief executive of HSBC Amanah, the Islamic finance division of the HSBC Group, resigned on Thursday in a move which has taken the Islamic banking sector by surprise. The resignation which took immediate effect raises questions about the futu >>>


      IS RUSSIAN RUBLE ALL SET TO ROCK?
      Arab News, 24-07-2006
      Mohammed Habeebulla The full convertibility of the ruble is a dramatic transformation of a currency that was devalued 70 percent in as recently as 1''8, after the government defaulted on $40 billion of domestic debt, plunging the economy into a financial crisis and wiping out the value of millions of peoples’ s >>>


      OPEC WANTS STABLE OIL PRICES: AL–NAIMI
      Arab News, 24-07-2006
      Associated Press TAIF, 24 July 2006 — OPEC wants to avoid fluctuations in oil prices that can damage the global economy, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Ali Al–Naimi said yesterday. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries wanted to avoid «raising prices in a way that might affect the g >>>


      SAMA SIGNS MAINTENANCE CONTRACT WITH SWISS FIRM
      Arab News, 24-07-2006
      M. Ghazanfar Ali Khan, Arab News RIYADH, 24 July 2006 — Sama, the new low–budget Saudi airline, has signed a SR453 million aircraft maintenance and engineering contract with SR Technics of Switzerland, indicating that the company will be operating fully–fledged in the near future. Sama’s consultants, Mango >>>


      SAUDI SHARES EDGE HIGHER
      Arab News, 24-07-2006
      Khalil Hanware, Arab News JEDDAH, 24 July 2006 — The Saudi stock market edged higher yesterday. The Tadawul All–Share Index (TASI) crossed the 11,000 mark to close at 11,008.7, up 230.45 points or 2.14 percent. Over SR20 billion worth of shares changed hands yesterday. Out of 81 shares traded, shares of five comp >>>


      SAVOLA TO INCREASE CAPITAL TO SR3.75BN
      Arab News, 24-07-2006
      Arab News JEDDAH, 24 July 2006 — The board of directors of Savola Group has recommended to increase the group’s capital from SR3 billion to SR3.75 billion through granting one free share for every four shares held. This increase will be covered by transferring of SR750 million from share premium reserve to company shar >>>


      SPEAKING TECHNICALLY
      Arab News, 24-07-2006
      Shatha Y. Idrees, shatha_e@yahoo.com One of the main premises of technical analysis is that prices do trend. The concept of trend although very simple is of crucial importance to market analysis.

Most of us hear the terms «the trend is your friend» or «follow the trend». These terms hav >>>


      STC RENEWS MOBILY CONTRACT FOR 3 MORE YEARS
      Arab News, 24-07-2006
      Arab News RIYADH, 24 July 2006 — Saudi Telecom Co. (STC) has renewed its network use agreement with Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) for another three years. Based on this agreement, STC will provide mobile network coverage services nationwide to Mobily customers at areas not yet covered by the Mobily network. The agreement co >>>


      THREE INVESTMENT STRATEGIES: GROWTH, VALUE AND NONBELIEVER
      Arab News, 24-07-2006
      Faisal Alsayrafi JEDDAH, 24 July 2006 — Just as there are different schools of painting, there are different schools of investment strategies: growth, value and nonbelievers.

For an investor to build a portfolio one has to start with a basic premise. Does one built a portfolio believing in growth thesis or val >>>


      CREATING CONDITIONS OF LOVE, COMPASSION
      Arab News, 24-07-2006
      Adil Salahi, Arab News When we buy something expensive, such as a car, a computer or an electric appliance, we always look at the guarantee that comes with it. We want to be sure that it will function well for a minimum period of time. Such a guarantee satisfies a natural feeling that when you part with a substantial s >>>


      PAYABLE OR FORGONE DOWRY
      Arab News, 24-07-2006
      Adil Salahi, Arab News Q. I got married when I was 1', without practically knowing that I was committed to pay my wife a very large dowry. When I discovered this after a few years, I persuaded my wife to forgo her dowry and she did, making it a condition that I do not divorce her during the following year. However, >>>


      WITH THE COMMUNITY OF BELIEVERS DESPITE HARDSHIP
      Arab News, 24-07-2006
      Adil Salahi, Arab News In the early days of Islam, when the Prophet (peace be upon him) was preaching his message in Makkah, those who responded to his call found themselves at the receiving end of a campaign of persecution aiming to bring them back to idolatrous beliefs. The campaign was brutal against the weaker elem >>>


      WOMEN’S HAIR AND ABLUTION
      Arab News, 24-07-2006
      Adil Salahi, Arab News Q. When a woman needs to take a bath for purification, she is often troubled if her hair is very long, particularly if the time at her disposal is short.

This leads to some problems. Is there a way out? Is it permissible for a woman to wear her hair short?

Khalifa A. Let me firs >>>


      ‘I’M NOT COMING,’ RUNAWAY BRIDE TELLS GROOM
      Arab News, 24-07-2006
      Arab News ASIR, 24 July 2006 — A bride here seems to have got cold feet when it came to turning up at her own wedding. The groom, guests and bridesmaids had all arrived. But where was the bride? Standing at the door of the wedding hall was the groom with a cheesy grin on his face welcoming his guests and counting the m >>>


      ABDULLAH LAYS FOUNDATION STONE OF UNIVERSITY IN TAIF
      Arab News, 24-07-2006
      Arab News King Abdullah is being shown a model of a health project by Health Minister Hamad Al–Manie in Taif on Sunday. (AN photo by Khidr Al–Zahrani)

TAIF, 24 July 2006 — Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah laid the foundation stone of a SR10 billion science and technology university i >>>


      AIDS PATIENTS PUSHED TO SOCIETY’S SIDELINES
      Arab News, 24-07-2006
      Arab News JEDDAH, 24 July 2006 — AIDS patients in Saudi Arabia complain that, unlike their counterparts abroad, they are ostracized by their communities and pushed to the sidelines of society.

It seems that due to a common lack of awareness, AIDS patients are being faced with a host of psychological and social >>>


      EXPAT DRUG GANG SMASHED IN RIYADH
      Arab News, 24-07-2006
      Arab News RIYADH, 24 July 2006 — Police smashed a seven–member gang of expatriate drug dealers and bootleggers in the Batha district of the capital on Saturday, reported Al–Riyadh newspaper. The special police anti–narcotics division arrested the gang, which mainly consisted of Pakistani nationals, in >>>


      LOCAL WEDDING DEFIES LAW OF GRAVITY
      Arab News, 24-07-2006
      Arab News RIYADH, 24 July 2006 — Shoes began to fly followed closely by flying chairs as a massive catfight took place between women guests at a wedding in the city. What started off as a happy event soon ended up with screaming and shrilling women with disheveled hair scratching each other, poking eyes out and pulling >>>


      PERSONALIZED CAR PLATES: YOUTHS GO BID CRAZY
      Arab News, 24-07-2006
      Arab News RIYADH, 24 July 2006 — Consider it the Saudi version of how to get a personalized license plate: paying SR250,000 for a license plate that says «LLL 111.» Instead of going to your local tag agency and ordering a specific series of numbers and letters, if they are available, the Saudi traffic autho >>>


      RELATIVES BURY VICTIMS OF JORDAN BUS ACCIDENT
      Arab News, 24-07-2006
      Huda Al–Shayeb, Arab News QATIF, 24 July 2006 — Relatives of eight Saudi tourists that died in a horrific road accident in the Jordanian city of Mafraq buried their loved ones in Saudi Arabia on Saturday after an emergency helicopter, sent by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah, brought the remains of >>>


      SHOURA CONDEMNS ISRAELI BRUTALITY ON THE LEBANESE
      Arab News, 24-07-2006
      Arab News RIYADH, 24 July 2006 — In a statement released yesterday, the Shoura Council condemned Israel’s brutal attacks on the Lebanese and Palestinian people and denounced the targeting of civilian infrastructure in Lebanon as a flagrant violation of international law.

The council called on the world communi >>>


      AMERICA IS MAINTAINING POLICY ON BACKING ISRAEL
      Arab News, 24-07-2006
      Agence France Presse WASHINGTON, 24 July 2006 — The White House said Saturday it was keeping to its policy on backing Israel’s right to self–defense following confirmation that Israeli tanks had punched across the Lebanese border and entered a strategic town.

«We are keeping to our adopted position >>>


      BENAZIR TO RUN FOR PM POST IF ARD WINS
      Arab News, 24-07-2006
      Huma Aamir Malik, Arab News KARACHI, 24 July 2006 — Benazir Bhutto will be the candidate for the post of prime minister if the PPPP and its allies win the next general elections, leader of the Pakistan Peoples Party–Parliamentarians (PPPP) in the National Assembly Makhdoom Amin Fahim said .

«A sect >>>


      BOMBS KILL SCORES IN IRAQ VIOLENCE
      Arab News, 24-07-2006
      Agencies BAGHDAD, 24 July 2006 — Bombers killed at least 64 people yesterday, striking a bloody blow against Iraq’s fledgling hopes for peace just one day after the government launched national reconciliation talks.

A suicide bomber detonated an explosives–laden minibus amid a crowd of day laborers seeki >>>


      BP GETS CONCESSION IN INDUS DELTA
      Arab News, 24-07-2006
      Azhar Masood, Arab News ISLAMABAD, 24 July 2006 — British Petroleum (BP) was given an off–shore concession in Pakistan. Under an agreement initialed here yesterday BP, which has been eyeing for long to secure Indus Delta block, was given the rights to survey and explore the Indus Delta.

According to the >>>


      DISILLUSIONED FARAZ RETURNS TOP AWARD
      Arab News, 24-07-2006
      Azhar Masood, Arab News ISLAMABAD, 24 July 2006 — Renowned Pakistani poet Ahmed Faraz, in a unique protest, has returned a top civilian award, saying that the «country’s constitution has been flagrantly violated by the government, human rights are being denied and the country is heading toward dictatorship.» >>>


      EMIRATIZATION WILL NOT HARM EXPAT INTERESTS, SAYS MINISTER
      Arab News, 24-07-2006
      K.T. Abdurabb, Arab News DUBAI, 24 July 2006 — Citizens of the United Arab Emirates are capable of proving themselves in any position once they are given the right opportunities and proper training, the country’s labor minister said yesterday, adding that the newly announced move to emiratize jobs of secretaries and hu >>>


      GAZA PALESTINIANS FIRE ROCKETS DESPITE REPORTS OF CEASE–FIRE
      Arab News, 24-07-2006
      Hisham Abu Taha, Arab News GAZA CITY, 24 July 2006 — Despite reports earlier that Palestinians in Gaza had agreed to halt firing rockets into Israel, they fired five rockets at Israel early yesterday.

Palestinian officials said yesterday that the main fighter groups, Hamas, Islamic Jihad and the Al–Aqsa >>>


      HAIFA ATTACKS ‘LIKE RUSSIAN ROULETTE WITH ROCKETS’
      Arab News, 24-07-2006
      Patrick Anidjar, Agence France Presse HAIFA, Israel, 24 July 2006 — «I feel like a bowling pin,» a tense Israel Amdurksi says after the latest rocket attack on this northern Israeli port killed two civilians yesterday.

The casualties bring to 10 the number of Israelis killed in Haifa since the star >>>


      JASWANT BLAMES MODI FOR RIOTS
      Arab News, 24-07-2006
      S.A. Ali, Arab News NEW DELHI, 24 July 2006 — Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Jaswant Singh has accused the Narendra Modi government of mishandling the Gujarat riots leading to loss of state control. In a candid admission of failure of the state administration, the former external affairs minister counts the >>>


      KOREAN ACTOR SURPRISES FANS IN MANILA
      Arab News, 24-07-2006
      Al Jacinto, Arab News MANILA, 24 July 2006 — Korean actor and heartthrob Lee Dong–wook surprised his Filipino fans yesterday by arriving unannounced at one of the country’s biggest malls in Manila.

Clad in white t–shirt and a pair of denims, Lee Dong–wook, who portrays the character Julian in >>>


      MAKE BOMBAY A STATE, SUGGESTS DELHI CM
      Arab News, 24-07-2006
      Shahid Raza Burney, Arab News PUNE, 24 July 2006 — Delhi state’s Congress chief minister, Sheila Dixit, appears to have set the cat among the pigeons by suggesting that Bombay along with India’s two other metros, Calcutta in West Bengal and Madras in Tamil Nadu, should be granted «state» status like Delhi. >>>


      OFWS RETURNING FROM LEBANON GET WARM WELCOME IN MANILA
      Arab News, 24-07-2006
      Julie Javellana–Santos, Arab News MANILA, 24 July 2006 — The first Filipino evacuees from strife–battered Lebanon arrived yesterday to a rousing welcome from relatives and officials who met their charted flight at a Philippine air force base.

«Happy homecoming our beloved workers» read >>>


      SOME 10,000 AMERICANS EVACUATED FROM LEBANON
      Arab News, 24-07-2006
      Agence France Presse WASHINGTON, 24 July 2006 — Some 10,000 Americans have been evacuated from Lebanon amid Israel’s continuing offensive against Hezbollah militants, the US government said Saturday.

US warships, helicopters and chartered commercial vessels were transporting American nationals from Lebanon to >>>


      SUEZ CRISIS: THE END OF THE ROAD FOR BRITAIN AND FRANCE AS WORLD POWERS
      Arab News, 24-07-2006
      Djallal Malti, Agence France Presse LONDON, 24 July 2006 — The Suez crisis, which began 50 years ago this week, made clear for the first time that Britain and France were no longer world powers and marked the start of a close cooperation between London and Washington still very much in evidence in today’s Middle East.< >>>


      TROUBLE OVER NUCLEAR ‘MOLE’ IN RAO’S CABINET
      Arab News, 24-07-2006
      Nilofar Suhrawardy, Arab News NEW DELHI, 24 July 2006 — Politicians and media pundits are deliberating over the charge levied by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Jaswant Singh on there being a «mole» in late Prime Minister P.V. Narsimha Rao’s government who leaked nuclear secrets to the US.

In h >>>


      UN SLAMS ISRAEL OVER LEBANON BRUTALITY
      Arab News, 24-07-2006
      Nayla Razzouk, Agence France Presse United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator Jan Egeland, center, talks to reporters in a devastated neighborhood of south Beirut on Sunday. (Reuters)

BEIRUT, 24 July 2006 — The UN relief chief condemned Israel yesterday for «violating humanitarian law» over its b >>>


      US SOLDIERS TELL OF DETAINEE ABUSE IN IRAQ
      Arab News, 24-07-2006
      Deutsche Presse–Agenture NEW YORK, 24 July 2006 — Torture of Iraqi prisoners being held by United States forces continued to be approved and routine even after the 2004 Abu Ghraib scandal, according to a report by Human Rights Watch released yesterday.

Based on accounts by US soldiers interviewed by Huma >>>


      YEMEN WITHDRAWS PROPOSAL FOR EMERGENCY SUMMIT
      Arab News, 24-07-2006
      Khaled Al–Mahdi, Arab News SANAA, 24 July 2006 — Yemen announced yesterday it has withdrawn its proposal for an emergency Arab summit on Israel’s attacks on Lebanon and the Gaza Strip, saying the summit could create an inter–Arab divide.

«Taking the (Arab) nation’s interest into consideration >>>


      AND THE EVOLUTIONARY BEAT GOES ON . . .
      Washington Post, 24-07-2006
      Stephen Jay Gould would have been pleased. No, not about his mug shot at the endpoint of evolution in the illustration above, but about the growing evidence that evolution is not just real but is actually happening to human beings right now.

"From 1'70 to 2000, there was a widespread view that althoug >>>


      CHICAGO PASSES NEW RESTRICTIVE ORDINANCES
      Washington Post, 24-07-2006
      CHICAGO –– If you‘re a cell phone–using, goose liver–eating, cigarette–smoking, fast food–loving person, Chicago might not be your kind of town.

In this city that once winked at Prohibition, members of the City Council are trying to crack down on things they deem unhea >>>


      CLOSING ARGUMENTS SET IN YATES TRIAL
      Washington Post, 24-07-2006
      HOUSTON –– For much of the past four weeks, jurors in Andrea Yates‘ murder trial have heard about how she spiraled from a dedicated nurse to a troubled woman who drowned her five children in the bathtub.

Defense attorneys say Yates suffered from severe postpartum psychosis when she killed 6&n >>>


      CONGRESSMAN SEEKS OKLA. GOVERNORSHIP
      Washington Post, 24-07-2006
      OKLAHOMA CITY –– Rep. Ernest Istook is giving up his congressional seat in hopes of taking on a highly popular Democratic governor. But first the Republican has to get past an opponent in Tuesday‘s primary who has run a commercial with a comedian wearing an Istook mask and making pig noises.

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      COPS SEEK SUSPECTS IN KANSAS CITY SHOOTING
      Washington Post, 24-07-2006
      AM KANSAS CITY, Mo. –– Police were searching for both the gunman and a motive behind a shooting outside a Knights of Columbus hall that left two college students dead and several others wounded.

Nine people were hurt in the gunfire outside the dance party early Sunday, including a 17–year&nda >>>


      CREWS BATTLE CALIF. FIRES, SIZZLING HEAT
      Washington Post, 24-07-2006
      CLEVELAND NATIONAL FOREST, Calif. –– A fast–growing wildfire turned away from homes in San Diego County early Monday after prompting calls for evacuations, as hot, windy weather sapped the endurance of firefighters.

The blaze in Cleveland National Forest had grown to 6,000 acres _ about ' >>>


      DALLAS TRUCK CHASE ENDS WITH HOSTAGE SAFE
      Washington Post, 24-07-2006
      DALLAS –– A man who carjacked an 18–wheeler and held the driver hostage for four hours surrendered to police late Sunday after they shot the vehicle‘s radiator and tires and fired tear gas into the cab.

The driver and her dog ran to safety. Samuel Scott Jones, 32, of Dallas, was booked >>>



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