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      ATHENS MOSQUE APPROVED
      Kathimerin, 26-07-2006
      Government chooses Elaionas; Muslim community happy with decision The first state–funded mosque in Athens will be built in Elaionas, near the city center, the government decided yesterday, in a move that seeks to bring an end to 30 years of negotiations and failed projects.

There are some 200,000 Muslims >>>


      BILL AIMS TO REGISTER COASTAL LAND PLOTS
      Kathimerin, 26-07-2006
      A draft bill aimed at creating for the first time a land register for the country’s coastal areas foresees the expropriation of land located within these zones within five years.

The draft legislation, unveiled yesterday by Deputy Finance Minister Petros Doukas, heralds the creation of a comprehensive register >>>


      GREECE STEPS UP LEBANON EFFORTS
      Kathimerin, 26-07-2006
      Seeking an active role in stopping the violence between Israel and Lebanon, Athens will join an international meeting of world powers in Rome today that could impact the future of the Middle East.

Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis revealed after a Cabinet meeting that both Greece and Cyprus have asked to take p >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 26-07-2006
      SUPREME APPOINTMENT Cabinet approves Giorgos Sanidas as Greece’s new top prosecutor The Cabinet yesterday approved the promotion of Giorgos Sanidas to Supreme Court prosecutor. Sanidas, previously deputy prosecutor of the Supreme Court, had been the choice of Justice Minister Anastassis Papaligouras to replace the outg >>>


      LEGAL THREATS FLY OVER ATTICA SLUDGE WOES
      Kathimerin, 26-07-2006
      As hundreds of thousands of tons of sewage mount up on Psyttaleia, the Athens Water Company (EYDAP) is threatening to sue the Prefecture of Piraeus over what it describes as unfair checks being imposed on the islet near Piraeus.

EYDAP claims that inspections and penalties imposed by prefecture officials concer >>>


      NEW ARMS PLAN GETS GREEN LIGHT
      Kathimerin, 26-07-2006
      The government approved yesterday an 11.3'–billion–euro arms program for the next five years but said that it will aim at reducing the weight of defense spending after 2010.

The Government Council on Foreign Policy and Defense (KYSEA) rubber–stamped a decision to spend the money between 2 >>>


      SERIAL ARSONISTS LEAVE HOT TRAIL
      Kathimerin, 26-07-2006
      Police arrested yesterday three men in Omonia, central Athens, suspected of taking part in a number of arson attacks since 1''4, including Monday’s fire at an ATM machine in the city center.

Police said that they were able to identify the men after witnesses described the attack on a National Bank cash >>>


      SOLDIERS SEARCH...
      Kathimerin, 26-07-2006
      Nikolas Giakoumidis/AP Soldiers search for landmines near the town of Soufli, close to the Turkish border, yesterday. Two suspected immigrants were killed after entering a minefield in the region earlier yesterday. The army has pledged that Greece’s heavily militarized border region will be clear of land mines by 2010, >>>


      14E JOUR DE L‘OFFENSIVE ISRAÉLIENNE CONTRE LE HEZBOLLAH. POUR LES DÉPLACÉS, LA TRĘVE EST UNE QUESTION DE SURVIE
      Le Temps, 26-07-2006
      Des Libanais déplacés ŕ Saďda. La localité de Rbaich, quant ŕ elle, est totalement isolée du fait des combats. Dix mille réfugiés y attendent de l´aide. Photo: Keystone LIBAN. L‘aide a beau arriver, sa distribution dans les zones de combats est au point mort. Le t >>>


      ANALYSE. LE COMMERCE INTERNATIONAL EN PANNE: QUI RIT? QUI PLEURE?
      Le Temps, 26-07-2006
      «Zenith sera ŕ l‘équilibre en 2006» ECONOMIE Le Temps I Economie I Article Le commerce international en panne: qui rit? qui pleure?

OMC. Le statu quo arrange les agriculteurs américains et européens. Mais l‘échec du Cycle de Doha est aussi une occasion raté >>>


      ASAFA POWELL GAGNE ENCORE
      Le Temps, 26-07-2006
      Le Jamaďcain Asafa Powell, codétenteur du record du monde du 100 m avec l‘Américain Justin Gatlinen '‘‘77, s‘est imposé en '‘‘86, mardi, au Super Grand Prix de Stockholm. Le néophyte Xavier Carter, qui devait le défier pour la premi';re f >>>


      BERLIN DURCIT LES CONDITIONS D‘ENTRÉE POUR LES ÉMIGRANTS JUIFS D‘EX–URSS
      Le Temps, 26-07-2006
      ALLEMAGNE. Le gouvernement projette de tester un syst';me de points permettant ultérieurement de refuser ou de qualifier les candidats désireux de s‘installer dans le pays.

Pierre Rouchaléou, Berlin Mercredi 26 juillet 2006 Comme pour expier l‘Holocauste et ses 6 millions de >>>


      CES MAISONS QUI ANNONCENT DEMAIN (3/6). PAR–DESSUS LE PRÉ, LA MAISON FAMILIALE
      Le Temps, 26-07-2006
      A Vernier, la curieuse maison perchée construite par Didier Jolimay et Andrea Lebel défend le plaisir d‘habiter et la liberté d‘expérimenter en architecture.

Lorette Coen Mercredi 26 juillet 2006 Si vos pas vous conduisent dans les ruelles paisibles et bien quadrillées de l >>>


      CHAMP–DOLLON: LA LIGUE DES DROITS DE L‘HOMME EST INQUIČTE
      Le Temps, 26-07-2006
      GENEVE. L‘association humanitaire lance un appel aux magistrats genevois. La lecture de ce texte (2525 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      COMMENT TRAVAILLENT–ILS? (2/10). FRED KINDLE, LE VOYAGEUR
      Le Temps, 26-07-2006
      Dix patrons, dix façons de s‘organiser. Chaque jour un acteur important de l‘économie suisse donne les clefs de son efficacité au travail.

Daniel Eskenazi, Zurich Mercredi 26 juillet 2006 La moitié du temps en Suisse, l‘autre moitié ŕ l‘étranger. FredK >>>


      CRITIQUE. BORIS BEREZOVSKY, DOIGTS D‘ACIER ET DE VELOURS
      Le Temps, 26-07-2006
      Critique. Julian Sykes Mercredi 26 juillet 2006 Incroyable mais vrai. Boris Berezovsky, en récital mardi soir ŕ l‘église de Verbier, a donné le vertige au public en jouant des pi';ces follement ardues. Peu de pianistes se risquent ŕ aborder les Etudes de Chopin. Comme si le dé >>>


      CRITIQUÉE, MICHELINE CALMY–REY CHERCHE LE SOUTIEN DE SES COLLČGUES POUR LE LIBAN
      Le Temps, 26-07-2006
      La conseill';re fédérale Micheline Calmy–Rey a condamné «la réaction disproportionnée des forces militaires israéliennes au Liban». Des propos qui ont fait réagir: certains parlementaires de droite estiment que le DFAE manque d´objectivité.

Photo: Keys >>>


      DANS LES ARCANES DES ÉCHECS
      Le Temps, 26-07-2006
      ECHECS. Le Festival de Bienne a commencé. Miso Cebalo, expert en rixes cérébrales, met en pi';ces huit idées reçues.

Christian Despont, Bienne Mercredi 26 juillet 2006 Miso Cebalo est grand maître, un grade attribué ŕ vie ŕ plus de 400 sommités dans le >>>


      DES SOLDATS POUR FAIRE TAIRE LES ARMES
      Le Temps, 26-07-2006
      • Aujourd‘hui se tient ŕ Rome une conférence de l‘espoir sur le Liban. • Deux options seront discutées: l‘envoi de Casques bleus ou d‘une force de l‘OTAN.

Stéphane Bussard Mercredi 26 juillet 2006 Les optimistes esp';rent que la réunion débouc >>>


      EXTENSION MAJEURE DE LA TATE MODERN DE LONDRES
      Le Temps, 26-07-2006
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      HUGO CHAVEZ EST EN QUĘTE D‘AMIS ET D‘ARMES
      Le Temps, 26-07-2006
      VENEZUELA. Le «Comandante» en tournée mondiale, notamment en Russie et en Iran.

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      KIOSQUE. PALMARČS SANS PITIÉ POUR LES VILLES ROMANDES
      Le Temps, 26-07-2006
      Le magazine économique effectue un classement des 100 cités suisses les plus attrayantes.

François Mauron Mercredi 26 juillet 2006 Romands, il ne fait pas bon vivre dans vos villes! Ce constat n‘est pas celui d‘un paysan de montagne bio vivant en harmonie avec la nature grandiose des >>>


      L‘ARCHÉOLOGIE ÉCLAIRE LE PASSÉ ROMAIN D‘YVERDON–LES–BAINS
      Le Temps, 26-07-2006
      VAUD. Une «fouille–école» permet de mieux connaître l‘histoire de la cité. Pierre–Emmanuel Buss Mercredi 26 juillet 2006 Depuis la fin du mois de juin, le Parc Piguet d‘Yverdon–les–Bains a des allures de fourmili';re. Sous un soleil de plomb, adouci >>>


      L‘AVENIR DES ÉOLIENNES SUISSES SE JOUE Ŕ NEUCH'4;TEL
      Le Temps, 26-07-2006
      De l‘énergie verte pour 30000 ménages La canicule menace de plus en plus les feux du 1er Ao$';t REGIONS Le Temps I Article L‘avenir des éoliennes suisses se joue ŕ Neuchâtel NEUCHATEL. Le Tribunal fédéral statuera le 31 ao$';t sur la faisabilité d‘ >>>


      LA BONNE PAROLE
      Le Temps, 26-07-2006
      THOMAS QUASTHOFF. En séjour au Verbier Festival, le baryton–basse m';ne une existence tout ce qu‘il y a de plus normale en dépit de sa malformation.

Ce jeune marié chante comme un dieu. Julian Sykes Mercredi 26 juillet 2006 A peine arrivé, il ouvre grande la bouche, se j >>>


      LA BOURSE SUISSE. LE SMI DIGČRE SES GAINS
      Le Temps, 26-07-2006
      FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article Le SMI dig';re ses gains La Bourse suisse.

Anker Bank Mercredi 26 juillet 2006 Mardi, le marché suisse a digéré la tr';s forte progression enregistrée la veille. Les volumes traités sont restés faibles. Apr';s avoir pass >>>


      LA CANICULE MENACE DE PLUS EN PLUS LES FEUX DU 1ER AOŰT
      Le Temps, 26-07-2006
      SUISSE. Fribourg, Vaud, Valais et Grisons interdisent les feux, le Jura les déconseille, par crainte des incendies.

Samuel Russier Mercredi 26 juillet 2006 Les feux du 1er Ao$';t sont de plus en plus menacés. Apr';s les interdictions prononcées par Vaud, le Valais et les Grisons l >>>


      LA POSTE RÉALISE SA PLUS IMPORTANTE ACQUISITION Ŕ L‘ÉTRANGER
      Le Temps, 26-07-2006
      SERVICES. Pour un montant non divulgué, la régie fédérale réalise une percée historique en dehors de Suisse en achetant l‘allemand GHP. Celui–ci est spécialisé dans le publipostage et les cartes ŕ puce.

Thomas Thöni, Zurich Mercredi 26 juillet 2006 >>>


      LA VIOLENCE POLITIQUE PČSE SUR LA BOURSE DE TEL–AVIV
      Le Temps, 26-07-2006
      MARCHES. Les assassinats d‘opposants ne sont pas toujours perçus comme rassurants.

Carole Ulmer Mercredi 26 juillet 2006 Evaluer l‘impact des opérations de contre–terrorisme sur les marchés financiers est un sujet br$';lant depuis 2001, particuli';rement lorsque >>>


      LE BLOG QUI DÉFIE LA VIE POLITIQUE GENEVOISE
      Le Temps, 26-07-2006
      GENEVE. Dans un carnet de campagne publié sur Internet sous forme de blog en 2005, les radicaux François Longchamp et Pierre Maudet livrent une analyse insolente des coulisses du pouvoir.

Cynthia Gani Mercredi 26 juillet 2006 «J‘assume.» C‘est ce qu‘ont déclaré >>>


      LE CERVEAU DE MOZART, UN MYSTČRE INTACT
      Le Temps, 26-07-2006
      Le crâne de Mozart rec';le–t–il la clef du génie? Photo: Keystone DEBAT. Mélomane et musicien, le neurologue Bernard Lechevalier a présenté au Festival de Verbier ses conclusions scientifiques (perfectibles) sur le compositeur.

Rocco Zacheo Mercredi 26 juillet 2006 >>>


      LE CINÉMA DU MERCREDI. LE BERNOIS SIMON AEBY SE PAIE LA TĘTE DU BOURREAU
      Le Temps, 26-07-2006
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      LE CINÉMA DU MERCREDI. MARC FORSTER RATE SON THRILLER PSY
      Le Temps, 26-07-2006
      Avec «Stay», le Suisse d‘Hollywood égare le spectateur et se perd par la męme occasion. Un film joliment stylisé mais incohérent.

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      LE CINÉMA DU MERCREDI. SANDRA BULLOCK ET KEANU REEVES Ŕ CONTRETEMPS
      Le Temps, 26-07-2006
      Mélodrame hollywoodien atypique, «Entre deux rives/The Lake House» d‘Alejandro Agresti séduit contre toute attente en soumettant raison et sentiments ŕ l‘épreuve d‘une aberration temporelle. Une jolie ręverie romantique et fantastique qui réunit les vedettes d >>>


      LE FC ZURICH AFFRONTE LES MILLIONNAIRES DE RED BULL
      Le Temps, 26-07-2006
      FOOTBALL. Salzbourg, propriété de la marque de boissons, vise la Ligue des champions.

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      LE PDC JOUE Ŕ «L‘UNION NATIONALE» DERRIČRE CHRISTOPHE DARBELLAY
      Le Temps, 26-07-2006
      PRESIDENCE. Męme des parlementaires alémaniques parmi les plus conservateurs déroulent maintenant le tapis rouge au jeune Valaisan.

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      LE PÉTROLE S‘ÉMANCIPE DES TENSIONS AU MOYEN–ORIENT
      Le Temps, 26-07-2006
      BRUT. Les cours ont reflué apr';s avoir atteint un record de 78,40 dollars le baril aux premiers jours des combats. Le risque d‘une flambée est exclu tant que les tensions seront circonscrites.

Angélique Mounier–Kuhn Mercredi 26 juillet 2006 Une placidité ŕ toute &# >>>


      LES IMMIGRÉS TOUJOURS PLUS QUALIFIÉS
      Le Temps, 26-07-2006
      SAVOIR. Un rapport publié mardi par l‘Office fédéral de la statistique établit que les immigrés de fraîche date sont beaucoup plus qualifiés que leurs prédécesseurs. D‘ici ŕ rattraper les Suisses...

Etienne Dubuis Mercredi 26 juillet 2006 Les immigr >>>


      LIBAN, APRČS LA GUERRE
      Le Temps, 26-07-2006
      Editorial. Richard Werly Mercredi 26 juillet 2006 Deux semaines pile entre le déclenchement des hostilités au Liban et l‘ouverture, ce mercredi, de la Conférence de Rome sur la situation dans ce pays. Le délai n‘est pas innocent. C‘est le temps qu‘il fallait pour que le trait >>>


      LIBAN: VOUS AVEZ DIT TERRORISTES?
      Le Temps, 26-07-2006
      Grégoire Baillod, pour le Collectif citoyen Suisse–Liban, Gen';ve Mercredi 26 juillet 2006 Lutte contre le terrorisme: c‘est ainsi qu‘Israël justifie sa campagne de destruction massive du Liban depuis dix jours, réalisant sa promesse de ramener le pays du C';dre «v >>>


      LVMH S‘EST SURPASSÉ AU PREMIER SEMESTRE
      Le Temps, 26-07-2006
      LUXE. Le groupe français, qui compte doubler de taille, affiche des ventes en hausse de 13%.

Bastien Buss Mercredi 26 juillet 2006 Le luxe s‘est rarement aussi bien porté. LVMH (MC.PA), numéro un mondial avec des marques comme Louis Vuitton, Dior, Guerlain, Givenchy, a surpris en bien, gr& >>>


      MIEUX FORMÉS, LES IMMIGRÉS SERONT PEUT–ĘTRE L‘ÉLITE SUISSE DE DEMAIN
      Le Temps, 26-07-2006
      UNE Le Temps I Article Mieux formés, les immigrés seront peut–ętre l‘élite suisse de demain STATISTIQUES. De plus en plus qualifiés, les nouveaux arrivants tendent ŕ surpasser les natifs.

Le Temps Mercredi 26 juillet 2006 Fini le temps oů la Suisse drainait des tr >>>


      PANOPLIE 06. EN CAMPING (3/5). LE RÉCHAUD BI
      Le Temps, 26-07-2006
      Panoplie 06. En camping (3/5). Albertine Bourget Mercredi 26 juillet 2006 Il n‘y a pas que les pieds, dans la vie du campeur. Il y a le ventre, aussi.

Justement, la cuisine est le principal casse–tęte du campeur. Avec ce réchaud–lŕ, pourtant, plus de raison de se lamenter. De s >>>


      POURQUOI UNE TELLE INDIFFÉRENCE DE L‘UE?
      Le Temps, 26-07-2006
      Nabih Daou, Vevey Mercredi 26 juillet 2006 Pour la éni';me fois, le Liban est sujet aux attaques sauvages et aux massacres barbares de l‘Etat hébreu. Pour la éni';me fois, l‘Union européenne reste les bras croisés et les yeux fermés. Pourquoi? C‘est tout s >>>


      QU‘AVEZ–VOUS APPRIS Ŕ L‘ÉCOLE? JOSEPH DEISS
      Le Temps, 26-07-2006
      Conseiller fédéral (jusqu‘au 31 juillet), Berne. Bernard Wuthrich Mercredi 26 juillet 2006 – Quelles étaient vos branches fortes?

– Les maths. – Vos branches cauchemar? – La chimie. – La premi';re fois que vous avez eu le sentiment d‘en savoir plus que vos parents?
>>>


      REPČRE. CANICULE: 2000 EUROS LE MW/HEURE!
      Le Temps, 26-07-2006
      Rep';re. Jean–Claude Péclet Mercredi 26 juillet 2006 Il n‘y a pas que le prix du pétrole qui grimpe. Mardi, le prix du megawatt/heure négocié pour la tranche 11–12 heures ŕ la Bourse européenne EEX a atteint le record historique de 2000 euros. Le prix moyen du meg >>>


      SAVEURS DU FRAN'';AIS. SURCOTE ET DÉCOTE, OU LA BOURSE OCÉANIQUE
      Le Temps, 26-07-2006
      Saveurs du français. Nicolas Dufour Mercredi 26 juillet 2006 Dans notre semaine consacrée aux mots de l‘eau, nous pouvons męme respirer, nous autres Suisses continentaux, le grand air iodé des océans. Il suffit de faire un petit détour par la finance. Les termes de surcote, ou surcot >>>


      SENTIERS ET ROUTES DES VINS (3/6). LAVAUX, LA GLOIRE DU CHASSELAS
      Le Temps, 26-07-2006
      De Lausanne ŕ Montreux, un parcours de 32 kilom';tres serpente ŕ travers le spectaculaire vignoble vaudois. L‘occasion de mieux connaître, et apprécier un cépage décrié.

Patricia Briel Mercredi 26 juillet 2006 Le vignoble de Lavaux est comme un pont entre le cie >>>


      SUCCESSION DE KOFI ANNAN: LE SUD–CORÉEN EN TĘTE
      Le Temps, 26-07-2006
      NATIONS UNIES. Ban Ki–moon a les faveurs du Conseil de sécurité ŕ l‘issue d‘un vote blanc.

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      SWATCH GROUP DOPÉ PAR LVMH ET UNE ÉTUDE
      Le Temps, 26-07-2006
      HORLOGERIE. L‘action du groupe a pris 1,7% ŕ 214,50 francs. Le Temps Mercredi 26 juillet 2006 Les valeurs horlog';res cotées ŕ la Bourse suisse ont partiellement bénéficié des excellents résultats de LVMH (MC.PA), numéro un mondial du luxe (Voir les liens sur la dro >>>


      SYNTHES AU CŚUR D‘UNE BATAILLE JURIDIQUE
      Le Temps, 26-07-2006
      PROPRIETE INTELLECTUELLE. L‘Université de Berne réclame son d$';. Marie–Laure Chapatte Mercredi 26 juillet 2006 L‘Université de Berne est déterminée ŕ faire valoir sa propriété intellectuelle.

Elle a annoncé lundi avoir déposé une >>>


      «ZENITH SERA Ŕ L‘ÉQUILIBRE EN 2006»
      Le Temps, 26-07-2006
      LUXE. LVMH vise un milliard de francs de ventes horlog';res–joailli';res. Bastien Buss Mercredi 26 juillet 2006 Le Temps: Le pôle que vous dirigez n‘affiche encore de loin pas les valeurs moyennes du groupe LVMH (MC.PA).

Philippe Pascal: Ce pôle a opéré un fort r >>>


      KINGDOM’S OIL EXPORT EARNINGS TO TOUCH RECORD SR760 BILLION
      Arab News, 26-07-2006
      Khalil Hanware, Arab News JEDDAH, 26 July 2006 — The economic boom in Saudi Arabia continues to gather pace, with 2006 likely to see record oil revenues, and record trade and budget surpluses in an overall context of 20 percent growth and low inflation.

According to a mid–year 2006 report about the Saudi >>>


      NCCI TO COMPENSATE SAUDI VEHICLES DAMAGED IN LEBANON
      Arab News, 26-07-2006
      Raid Qusti, Arab News RIYADH, 26 July 2006 — For the first time ever, a major insurance company in the Kingdom is seeking to compensate Saudi citizens whose vehicles have been damaged by the on–going Israeli attacks on Lebanon.

«The compensation will cover all clients’ vehicles that have full insur >>>


      A COURAGE THAT WINS THE ADMIRATION OF ENEMIES
      Arab News, 26-07-2006
      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 >>>


      CREATING CONDITIONS OF LOVE, COMPASSION
      Arab News, 26-07-2006
      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, 26-07-2006
      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, >>>


      VISITING PATIENTS AND LESSENING OTHERS’ SUFFERING
      Arab News, 26-07-2006
      Adil Salahi, Arab News Whenever I say that the Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) looked after his companions and cared for the weak and vulnerable among them, I feel that I am merely making an understatement. That he cared for them is a fact, but his care was more like that of a father who wants his children to be successful >>>


      WEARING CHARMS FOR PROTECTION FROM EVIL
      Arab News, 26-07-2006
      Adil Salahi, Arab News Q. Could you please explain whether it is permissible to wear something bearing God’s name, or a verse from the Qur’an? Also, is it permissible to wear a charm, or talisman, or taweez, for protection from evil? If not what is the alternative?

Ali Mahmood A. God’s names and Qur’anic verse >>>


      WHEN A HUSBAND ACCUSES HIS WIFE
      Arab News, 26-07-2006
      Commentary by Sayyid Qutb In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Beneficent And as for those who accuse their own wives (of adultery), but have no witnesses except themselves, let each of them call God four times to witness that he is indeed telling the truth; and the fifth time, that God’s curse be upon him if he is te >>>


      WITH THE COMMUNITY OF BELIEVERS DESPITE HARDSHIP
      Arab News, 26-07-2006
      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, 26-07-2006
      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 >>>


      ‘ALHAMDULILLAH, WE ESCAPED THE WAR IN LEBANON’
      Arab News, 26-07-2006
      Saleh Fareed, Arab News JEDDAH, 26 July 2006 — Tired and exhausted after spending four days in Damascus looking for a way home, 40–year–old Saudi Muhammad Al–Bikiri explained to Arab News how relieved he and his family were after escaping the brutality and savage aggression of the Israelis in Lebanon. >>>


      ABDULLAH WARNS OF MIDEAST WAR RISK
      Arab News, 26-07-2006
      Arab News Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah receives Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak at the Al–Baha airport on Tuesday. (SPA)

JEDDAH, 26 July 2006 — Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah called yesterday for the international community to press for an end to Israeli attacks in Le >>>


      OIC, JCCI LAUNCH LEBANON AID CAMPAIGN
      Arab News, 26-07-2006
      Habib Shaikh & Samir Al–Saadi, Arab News JEDDAH, 26 July 2006 — The Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) has launched a major humanitarian drive to help the victims of the «brutal and inhumane» Israeli aggression in Lebanon and Palestine by establishing a humanitarian forum of various Midd >>>


      SAUDI SINGERS DELAY RELEASE OF ALBUMS
      Arab News, 26-07-2006
      Arab News ABHA, 26 July 2006 — The highly anticipated albums by Saudi singers Khaled Abdul Rahman and Hussein Al–Ali will not be released until after the summer, the Al–Watan daily reported yesterday.

Both artists were expected to release the albums early this summer. Though Khaled’s album is ready >>>


      SEPARATED MOROCCAN TWINS LEAVE FOR HOME
      Arab News, 26-07-2006
      Mohammed Rasooldeen, Arab News RIYADH, 26 July 2006 — The Moroccan conjoined twins Hafsah and Elham, who underwent separation surgery successfully on March 4 at the King Abdul Aziz Medical City, left with their parents for Rabat early yesterday morning.

Dr. Saad Al–Mohrijj, deputy executive director of m >>>


      SLITHERING STOWAWAY GIVES COP, DRIVER THE ‘HEEBIE–JEEBIES’
      Arab News, 26-07-2006
      Arab News NAJRAN, 26 July 2006 — Saudi Arabia is home to a few species of venomous snakes. To the north of the Kingdom reside the Egyptian cobra (Naja haje), the horned desert viper (Cerastes cerastes), the Levant viper (Vipera lebetina) and the Palestinian viper (Vipera Palestinae).

Widely distributed through >>>


      SOLVING AN IDENTITY PROBLEM
      Arab News, 26-07-2006
      Raid Qusti & Ali Al–Zahrani, Arab News Abdullah Al–Humoud RIYADH, 26 July 2006 — Scores of foreign women who are widows of Saudi citizens mistakenly remain voiceless fearing to approach the Interior Ministry or other government bodies to rectify their legal status. These women married Saudi nationals vi >>>


      YOUTH HELD FOR BURNING DOWN FAMILY HOME
      Arab News, 26-07-2006
      Arab News MAKKAH, 26 July 2006 — A 25–year–old man allegedly burned down his family home after lashing out violently at his parents and sisters, the daily Al–Riyadh reported.

The father had gone to a local police station to file a complaint against the youth. He returned to his home to see th >>>


      BOMBAY BLASTS HAUNT PARLIAMENT
      Arab News, 26-07-2006
      Nilofar Suhrawardy, Arab News NEW DELHI, 26 July 2006 — Both Houses of Indian Parliament were witness to stormy scenes yesterday over opposition’s demand for a debate on the issue of the Bombay blasts and inflation. In Lok Sabha, the lower house, the Bharatiya Janata Party threatened to stall proceedings for the second >>>


      INDIAN MUSLIMS ARE BEING DISCRIMINATED, ACTIVIST SAYS
      Arab News, 26-07-2006
      Shahid Raza Burney, Arab News PUNE, 26 July 2006 — The eminent journalist and social activist, Teesta Setalvad, claimed at a public meeting here yesterday that Muslims in India were being discriminated against due to a sense of «institutional prejudice.» Speaking at an anti–terrorism unity conference >>>


      OUTAGE PLUNGES KARACHI AREAS INTO DARKNESS
      Arab News, 26-07-2006
      Huma Aamir Malik, Arab News KARACHI, 26 July 2006 — A major power breakdown plunged half of Karachi into darkness since midnight. Several areas of the metropolis suffered long hours of power outage as supply in some areas of the city was restored after three hours. But many localities were still without electricity.
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      CIA CHIEF SAYS WARRANTS ILL–SUITED FOR AL QAEDA HUNT
      Washington Post, 26-07-2006
      WASHINGTON (Reuters) – CIA Director Michael Hayden told senators on Wednesday that the requirement of court orders to carry out electronic surveillance inside the United States was ill–suited for tracking al Qaeda and other militant groups.

In testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, the in >>>


      DEADLY HEAT CONTINUES IN CALIF.
      Washington Post, 26-07-2006
      By Blaine HardenWashington Post Staff WriterWednesday, July 26, 2006; A04 The 50–person refrigerator at the morgue in Fresno is full, primarily with the bodies of elderly people who are believed to be victims of a sustained blast of triple–digit heat that has tormented most of California in the past two wee >>>


      FIGHT INTENSIFIES OVER WHO ACTS FOR CHILDREN
      Washington Post, 26-07-2006
      By Jerry MarkonWashington Post Staff WriterWednesday, July 26, 2006; B08 After four rounds of chemotherapy, Starchild Abraham Cherrix had had enough.

The Virginia boy‘s 15–year–old body was exhausted, his 6–foot frame down to 122 pounds, his hair falling out and his stomach ravaged.
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      FIREFIGHTERS MAKE PROGRESS NEAR SAN DIEGO
      Washington Post, 26-07-2006
      LAKE MORENA, Calif. –– With this area east of San Diego getting a break from California‘s heat wave Wednesday, firefighters were able to make progress against a wildfire that triggered evacuations as it crept toward rural communities.

Crews reported that the more than 25–square–mi >>>


      FORMER PRESIDENT GERALD FORD HOSPITALIZED
      Washington Post, 26-07-2006
      VAIL, Colo. –– Former President Ford was admitted to a hospital for shortness of breath but was expected to be released later Wednesday, his spokeswoman said.

In a statement, spokeswoman Penny Circle did not say when Ford was admitted to Vail Valley Medical Center. She didn‘t immediately retu >>>


      HOUSE TO VOTE ON INDIA NUCLEAR DEAL
      Washington Post, 26-07-2006
      6:06 AM WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A landmark civilian nuclear cooperation accord with India looked likely to be approved by the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday, congressional sources said.

The vote, to be preceded by debate, would be an important, but far from final step, in moving the agreement >>>


      ISTOOK WINS OKLA. GOVERNOR NOMINATION
      Washington Post, 26-07-2006
      OKLAHOMA CITY –– Congressman Ernest Istook, who is abandoning a safe seat in the U.S. House to run for governor, waltzed past three opponents Tuesday in winning the Republican nomination for the office.

After seven terms on Capitol Hill, Istook next begins an uphill fight to oust popular Democratic >>>


      JUDGE FAULTS MO. EXECUTION PROTOCOL
      Washington Post, 26-07-2006
      KANSAS CITY, Mo. –– The state‘s revised plan for conducting lethal injections still falls short of ensuring they are conducted humanely, according to the judge who halted Missouri‘s executions.

U.S. District Judge Fernando Gaitan Jr. cited "numerous problems" when he stopped e >>>


      MAN DIES AFTER RIDING BUSCH GARDENS RIDE
      Washington Post, 26-07-2006
      TAMPA, Fla. –– A 52–year–old man who complained that he felt sick after riding a roller coaster at Busch Gardens died about two hours later in a hospital, park officials said Tuesday.

Thomas M. Welch, 52, of Palm Harbor, was responsive and talking after riding the Gwazi roller coaster M >>>


      MORE MANPOWER SOUGHT FOR CALIF. WILDFIRES
      Washington Post, 26-07-2006
      ALPINE, Calif. –– Fire officials pleaded for additional manpower to battle a 15,400–acre wildfire near the California–Mexico border, while a new fire ignited near expensive canyon homes in Los Angeles.

Firefighters often labored in triple–digit temperatures as a heat wave continue >>>


      NATION IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 26-07-2006
      Lethal–Injection Process Still Flawed, Judge Says A federal judge on Tuesday found Missouri‘s revised lethal–injection procedure is not adequate to ensure that condemned inmates do not suffer unnecessary pain.

U.S. District Judge Fernando J. Gaitan Jr. had barred further executions until Miss >>>


      OBITUARIES IN THE NEWS
      Washington Post, 26-07-2006
      –– Carl M. Brashear RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ Carl M. Brashear, the first black U.S. Navy diver, who was portrayed by Cuba Gooding Jr. in the 2000 film "Men of Honor," has died. He was 75.

He died Tuesday at the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth of respiratory and heart failure, the medical cent >>>


      OHIO COURT BLOCKS EMINENT DOMAIN PROJECT
      Washington Post, 26-07-2006
      AM COLUMBUS, Ohio –– The Ohio Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Wednesday that a Cincinnati suburb cannot take private property by eminent domain for a $125 million project of offices, shops and restaurants.

The case was the first challenge of property rights laws to reach a state high court since >>>


      OVERLOADING CITED BY NTSB IN FATAL TOUR BOAT SINKING
      Washington Post, 26-07-2006
      A04 NEW YORK, July 25 –– A cruise boat on a foliage tour on Lake George last year was overloaded and should have been carrying far fewer passengers when it capsized and 20 elderly people died, according to a report issued by federal investigators Tuesday.

The National Transportation Safety Board fo >>>


      RELATIVE SAYS N.Y. PHILANTHROPIST ABUSED
      Washington Post, 26-07-2006
      NEW YORK –– Famed philanthropist Brooke Astor, who once led one of the city‘s most generous foundations, is sleeping on a filthy couch in torn nightgowns while her son withholds money and proper medical care, her grandson charged in court papers.

The papers, filed last week, seek to remove An >>>


      TEENAGER HELD AS SUSPECT IN INDIANA SHOOTINGS
      Washington Post, 26-07-2006
      SEYMOUR, Ind., July 25 –– A 17–year–old confessed Tuesday to committing a series of highway shootings that killed one man, wounded another and damaged at least four vehicles, authorities said.

Zachariah Blanton of Gaston, Ind., faces preliminary charges of murder, attempted murder and c >>>


      WOMAN TESTIFIES ABOUT CELL PHONE IN THROAT
      Washington Post, 26-07-2006
      INDEPENDENCE, Mo. –– Prosecutors say a man shoved a cell phone down his girlfriend‘s throat because he was angry and jealous. But defense attorneys insisted as a trial got underway that the woman swallowed the phone intentionally to keep the defendant from seeing whom she had been calling.

Ma >>>


      YATES JURY REVIEWS PSYCHIATRISTS‘ TAPES
      Washington Post, 26-07-2006
      HOUSTON –– Jurors reviewed videotapes of two psychiatrists‘ interviews with Andrea Yates and asked to review the state‘s definition of insanity in their second day of deliberations to determine if she was sane when she drowned her five children.

State District Judge Belinda Hill said ju >>>


      A WAY FORWARD
      Washington Post, 26-07-2006
      To stop the war in Lebanon, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will need to start with some basics: The best strategy for containing a militia such as Hezbollah is to build a strong Lebanese state; any lasting solution for this conflict will be political, not just military; continued Israeli bombardment of Lebanon to >>>


      ASHCROFT NOSTALGIA
      Washington Post, 26-07-2006
      Alberto Gonzales is achieving something remarkable, even miraculous, as attorney general: He is making John Ashcroft look good.

I was no fan of President Bush‘s first attorney general, who may be best remembered for holding prayer breakfasts with department brass, hiding the bare–breasted statue in >>>


      DRUG CENTER PATIENTS BUSED IN TO BACK RALES
      Washington Post, 26-07-2006
      A public relations firm working for Democratic businessman Josh Rales‘s campaign for U.S. Senate in Maryland paid a drug–treatment center in Baltimore to bus about 20 patients to a candidates forum last week to boost visibility for the political newcomer, the firm and campaign said yesterday.

The r >>>


      EUROPE‘S CHANCE
      Washington Post, 26-07-2006
      In the Middle East, it is suddenly the European moment. Israel knows it cannot eliminate Hezbollah through force of arms, and it has realized that occupying hostile terrain is too much of a drain on its physical, political and moral resources. Reversing long–standing policy, it now is calling for an international >>>


      INTERSTATE ABORTION BILL CLEARS SENATE
      Washington Post, 26-07-2006
      A01 The Senate voted yesterday to make it a crime to take a pregnant minor to another state to obtain an abortion without her parents‘ knowledge, handing a long–sought victory to the Bush administration and abortion opponents.

The bill would help about three dozen states enforce laws that require m >>>


      IRAQI PREMIER TO ADDRESS HOUSE, SENATE
      Washington Post, 26-07-2006
      4:55 AM WASHINGTON –– Seeking to shore up the U.S. military commitment in Iraq, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al–Maliki must charm an increasingly skeptical Congress that is wary of his criticism of Israel and concerned about rising violence in Baghdad.

During his first trip to Washington since >>>


      IS THERE AN OIL ‘BUBBLE‘?
      Washington Post, 26-07-2006
      Could there be an oil "bubble‘‘? Well, yes. In early 2002 oil sold for roughly $20 a barrel; now it‘s close to $75. The main cause lies in tightening supply and demand –– and the fact that supply (as the present Middle East fighting reminds us) could be interrupted at any time. Old&nd >>>


      ISRAEL IS WITHIN ITS RIGHTS
      Washington Post, 26-07-2006
      Israel‘s operations against Hezbollah in Lebanon and Hamas in Gaza have been widely condemned in Europe, the Arab world and at the United Nations as violations of international law. Some of the critics seem to deny that Israel has any legitimate right to use force. Others, while acknowledging its right to self&nd >>>


      JUDGES DELAY INVESTIGATION OF CONGRESSMAN
      Washington Post, 26-07-2006
      WASHINGTON –– A federal appeals court on Wednesday temporarily delayed a Justice Department bribery investigation of a Louisiana congressman while he challenges the legality of an unprecedented FBI raid on his Capitol Hill office.

The decision by two members of a three–judge panel means the J >>>



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