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      BRITISH GIRL FOUND IN ATHENS WITH OLDER MAN
      Kathimerin, 31-07-2006
      A 14–year–old British girl missing from her home in England for some three weeks was found in Athens on Saturday after police in the southern suburb of Glyfada arrested the much older man with whom she allegedly ran away.

The man, believed to be 48–year–old laborer Peter Willcox, was ch >>>


      CA SEES GREEK SPRINGBOARD
      Kathimerin, 31-07-2006
      French bank Credit Agricole will aim at using Greece as a springboard to enter other high–growth Balkan markets after it increased its offer to buy state–controlled Emporiki Bank, its managing director Georges Pauget told Sunday’s Kathimerini.

Pauget, the head of France’s biggest lender, said in an >>>


      GREEK SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMERS...
      Kathimerin, 31-07-2006
      MICHAEL SOHN/AP Greek synchronized swimmers Eleftheria Ftouli and Evanthia Makriyianni perform the freestyle routine at the European Aquatic Championships in Budapest, Hungary, yesterday. Their performance earned the pair bronze medals in the synchronized duet. After the event, 25–year–old Ftouli announced >>>


      ILLEGAL LANDFILLS TO CLOSE
      Kathimerin, 31-07-2006
      2,700 landfills targeted on mainland, but those on islands face delays Most illegal landfills in mainland Greece are headed for closure now that the Interior Ministry has financed environmental studies on about 2,700 of the 3,000 such dumps around the country, a senior government official said.

Deputy Interior >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 31-07-2006
      LEBANON BOMBING Greece condemns Qana attack, calls for immediate ceasefire The Foreign Ministry yesterday issued a statement condemning an Israeli air strike in Qana, southern Lebanon, that has killed at least 50 people, including some 30 children, and reiterated calls for an immediate ceasefire.

«The tragedy >>>


      LAWYERS’ BLAST OVER ALEX CASE
      Kathimerin, 31-07-2006
      Two lawyers deemed to have exploited public interest in the case of a missing 11–year–old to increase their exposure have been indicted to appear before the Athens Bar Association’s disciplinary committee, it was revealed yesterday.

Frangiskos Ragousis and Stavros Georgiou belong to «a minori >>>


      NEW BILL FAVORS MINING INDUSTRY
      Kathimerin, 31-07-2006
      A draft law which gives mining companies legal dominance at the expense of other businesses in areas where there are quarries is being prepared by the Development Ministry and could meet with fierce opposition from other government departments, Sunday’s Kathimerini has learned.

The bill proposes that in places >>>


      SEX ABUSE CHARGES AT BOYS’ CAMP
      Kathimerin, 31-07-2006
      A child psychologist who was working at a municipal children’s summer camp in Attica was arrested on Saturday for engaging in lewd acts with minors and photographing the exchanges.

The unnamed man, 37, had been working at the camp in Aghios Andreas, northeast of Athens, since the beginning of July and allegedl >>>


      THIS WEEK
      Kathimerin, 31-07-2006
      Monday Shareholders of the Hellenic Telecommunication Organization (OTE) repeat general meeting.

International Clinical Biostatistics conference takes place in Alexandroupolis. To Wednesday. Greek ambassadors meet at the amphitheater of the Foreign Ministry on Academias Street. Minister Dora Bakoyiannis will c >>>


      ANALYSE. CHAMPIONS! (DES SUBVENTIONS)
      Le Temps, 31-07-2006
      Analyse. Jean–Claude Péclet Lundi 31 juillet 2006 Ce n‘est pas parce que les négociations commencées ŕ Doha en 2001 sont bloquées que les discussions autour du commerce et de ses freins vont cesser.

Pour l‘instant le monde tourne, la Chine s‘équipe ŕ t >>>


      AU CŚUR DES MARCHÉS. FAUT–IL CRAINDRE LES CHOCS GÉOPOLITIQUES?
      Le Temps, 31-07-2006
      Lecture. Le mod';le français du capitalisme Fonds de placement. Questions ŕ Pierre–Yves Christin. «Nous gardons nos obligations en francs jusqu‘ŕ leur échéance» Fonds de placement. La CFB accepte le plus flamboyant gérant autrichien de hedge funds Fonds de p >>>


      BRČVE. SPHINX
      Le Temps, 31-07-2006
      Le Temps Lundi 31 juillet 2006 Le Grand Sphinx de Gizeh, l‘un des monuments les plus connus d‘Egypte, va subir une restauration d‘un co$';t de plusieurs millions de dollars en vue de réparer les dommages provoqués par les vents du désert et l‘érosion naturelle. Le trav >>>


      CARNAGE Ŕ CANA, TOLLÉ MONDIAL
      Le Temps, 31-07-2006
      • Plus de 50 morts dont beaucoup d‘enfants: le bombardement de Cana au Liban choque le monde entier.

• Les condamnations pleuvent et pourraient accélérer l‘imposition d‘un cessez–le–feu.

Le Temps Lundi 31 juillet 2006 © Le Temps, 2006 . Droits de reproduction et >>>


      CE QUI VA CHANGER DANS LA VIE DE DORIS LEUTHARD CONSEILLČRE FÉDÉRALE
      Le Temps, 31-07-2006
      PRIVILEGES. La démocrate–chrétienne argovienne endosse mardi ses nouveaux habits de ministre de l‘Economie. Salaire, vacances, petits plus et grands moins, passage en revue de ses nouvelles conditions de travail.

Stéphanie Germanier, Berne Lundi 31 juillet 2006 Elle a l‘habitud >>>


      COMMENT C‘ÉTÉ. GRÉGOIRE MARET, CLÉ DE SEUL
      Le Temps, 31-07-2006
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      COMMENT TRAVAILLENT–ILS? (6/10). ALFREDO PIACENTINI, L‘ATYPIQUE
      Le Temps, 31-07-2006
      Emmanuel Garessus Lundi 31 juillet 2006 Pas de réveil aux aurores. Pas de Blackberry ni de combox. Un sandwich ŕ midi au bureau. Alfredo Piacentini se détache clairement de l‘icône classique du manager. Le codirecteur général de la banque genevoise est «atypique, mais tr >>>


      DEHORS, LA NUIT (1/5). LE GUIDE DE LA MONTAGNE NOIRE
      Le Temps, 31-07-2006
      Les randonnées nocturnes connaissent un succ';s croissant. L‘occasion d‘appréhender différemment le monde.

Etienne Dubuis Lundi 31 juillet 2006 A une heure oů la plupart des promeneurs ont regagné leurs pénates, une trentaine de marcheurs se sont rassemblé >>>


      ET LA RÉSOLUTION 242 DE L‘ONU?
      Le Temps, 31-07-2006
      Frédéric Wisler, Grand–Lancy (GE) Lundi 31 juillet 2006 Selon Le Temps du 26 juillet courant, Israël exige du gouvernement libanais l‘application de la résolution 155' de l‘ONU sur le désarmement du Hezbollah.

A la bonne heure! La «communauté internatio >>>


      FONDS DE PLACEMENT. BRČVES
      Le Temps, 31-07-2006
      Le Temps Lundi 31 juillet 2006 Le comportement des investisseurs inspire un fonds Bearbull, une filiale genevoise du groupe belge Degroof, lancera un fonds en actions suisses exploitant le comportement des investisseurs: le BBGI Equities Switzerland Behavioral Value. Il démarrera quand les marchés boursiers s >>>


      FONDS DE PLACEMENT. LA CFB ACCEPTE LE PLUS FLAMBOYANT GÉRANT AUTRICHIEN DE HEDGE FUNDS
      Le Temps, 31-07-2006
      ALTERNATIF. Christian Baha, ancien policier, qui g';re les Superfund et 1,4 milliard d‘euros, est officiellement reconnu cinq ans apr';s son arrivée.

Olivier Schaerrer Lundi 31 juillet 2006 Christian Baha est une légende dans les pays germanophones. Ce gérant autrichien de >>>


      FONDS DE PLACEMENT. QUESTIONS Ŕ PIERRE–YVES CHRISTIN. «NOUS GARDONS NOS OBLIGATIONS EN FRANCS JUSQU‘Ŕ LEUR ÉCHÉANCE»
      Le Temps, 31-07-2006
      Questions ŕ Pierre–Yves Christin, cogérant ŕ Zurich du Tortuga Bond Fund CHF.

Olivier Schaerrer Lundi 31 juillet 2006 Pierre–Yves Christin connaît le marché obligataire suisse depuis bientôt quatre décennies. En début de carri';re, lorsqu‘il  >>>


      FUSION–ACQUISITIONS. LES PRINCIPALES TRANSACTIONS DE JUIN ET JUILLET EN EUROPE ET EN AMÉRIQUE DU NORD. GIGANTISME NORD–AMÉRICAIN DANS LES TRANSACTIONS DE CAPITAL–INVESTISSEMENT ET DU SECTEUR MINIER
      Le Temps, 31-07-2006
      DEALS. Le feuilleton pour le rachat de Falconbridge et l‘IPO de la pétroli';re russe Rosneft illustrent la cote stratégique des mati';res premi';res.

Myret Zaki Lundi 31 juillet 2006 Le boom des rachats d‘entreprises par les fonds de capital–investissement (p >>>


      ISRAËL, SEUL FACE AU MASSACRE
      Le Temps, 31-07-2006
      Editorial. Jean–Jacques Roth Lundi 31 juillet 2006 D‘abord l‘émotion. L‘amoncellement des violences échangées de part et d‘autre des fronti';res d‘Israël, depuis tant d‘années, semblait l‘avoir épuisée: dans les bus dévast&# >>>


      JUSTIN GATLIN, CORECORDMAN DU MONDE DU 100 M, CONTRÔLÉ POSITIF Ŕ LA TESTOSTÉRONE. L‘ATHLÉTISME MONDIAL DE RETOUR Ŕ L‘ČRE BEN JOHNSON
      Le Temps, 31-07-2006
      Justin Gatlin. Photo: Keystone DOPAGE. Depuis la tricherie de «Bénoďde» en 1'88, l‘affaire Gatlin constitue le plus gros scandale individuel en sprint. Récidiviste, le champion olympique et du monde risque la suspension ŕ vie.

Fred Hirzel Lundi 31 juillet 2006 Comment >>>


      KIOSQUE. UN «GÉNOCIDE» DANS LA PRESSE ARABE
      Le Temps, 31-07-2006
      Les principaux éditorialistes accusent tr';s durement Israël et ses alliés américains.

Myret Zaki Lundi 31 juillet 2006 L‘opinion arabe n‘en revient pas. «Les actes commis contre le Liban peuvent ętre qualifiés de génocide», écrit Ibrahim >>>


      L‘HISTOIRE FOISONNANTE DE LA PRESSE ROMANDE (4/6). LA RADICALE «GRUYČRE» FACE Ŕ FRIBOURG LA CONSERVATRICE
      Le Temps, 31-07-2006
      FRIBOURG. Basé ŕ Bulle, le journal gruérien a joué pendant pr';s d‘un si';cle un rôle d‘opposition face au pouvoir cantonal.

François Mauron Lundi 31 juillet 2006 Le Réseau des biblioth';ques de Suisse occidentale (RERO) vient d‘achev >>>


      L‘IMPOSSIBLE CESSEZ–LE–FEU
      Le Temps, 31-07-2006
      La douleur d´un sauveteur transportant le corps d´un enfant. Plus de 50 personnes ont péri hier lors d´un raid israélien. Photo: Keystone • Un raid israélien a causé la mort de 52 personnes, dont 30 enfants dans le village libanais de Cana.

• Si la nécessité d&lsquo >>>


      L‘ITALIEN Ŕ VERBIER
      Le Temps, 31-07-2006
      DANIELE GATTI. Le chef d‘orchestre milanais basé ŕ Londres a fait escale au Verbier Festival pour diriger la jeune phalange de la manifestation.

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      LA CHRONIQUE DES CHANGES. LE PÉTROLE NE SOUTIENT LE DOLLAR QU‘Ŕ COURT TERME
      Le Temps, 31-07-2006
      La chronique des changes. Jan Amrit Poser, Chef économiste, Banque Sarasin Lundi 31 juillet 2006 La crise au Moyen–Orient a été l‘un des th';mes dominants sur les marchés des devises ces derni';res semaines. La crainte de voir la Syrie et l‘Iran entraînés >>>


      LA CHRONIQUE DES HEDGE FUNDS. L‘ARBITRAGE SUR OBLIGATIONS CONVERTIBLES FAIT SON RETOUR, SUR FOND DE REPRISE DE LA VOLATILITÉ
      Le Temps, 31-07-2006
      GESTION ALTERNATIVE. Ce type de gestion bénéficie des récents pics de volatilité dus ŕ la saison des résultats et ŕ la situation géopolitique. Cette stratégie pourrait ętre l‘une des plus profitables de l‘année.

Olivier Bézelgues, Analyste >>>


      LA FOLLE EXPANSION DES JEUX DE CARACTČRES
      Le Temps, 31-07-2006
      TYPOGRAPHIE. Activité manufacturi';re, la fabrication de fontes – ce tr';s jeune vieux métier – est devenue postindustrielle.

Lorette Coen Lundi 31 juillet 2006 Fonte: le mot sonne d‘abord désuet. Il faut pourtant se dépęcher de retenir ce terme qui &# >>>


      LA FRONDE SE CONSTITUE CONTRE LES PRÉVISIONS TRIMESTRIELLES
      Le Temps, 31-07-2006
      COMMUNICATION FINANCIERE. Des patrons, mais aussi des analystes, dénoncent «la tyrannie du court terme». Elle engendrerait une myopie vis–ŕ–vis des investissements de long terme.

Carole Ulmer Lundi 31 juillet 2006 Au pays de l‘Oncle Sam, l‘annonce par les entrepris >>>


      LA LUTTE CONTRE LES PARKINGS GRATUITS DES CENTRES COMMERCIAUX BAT SON PLEIN
      Le Temps, 31-07-2006
      SUISSE ROMANDE. La mobilisation grandit pour obliger les centres commerciaux installés en périphérie ŕ faire payer le stationnement d';s la premi';re heure. Une solution pour réduire le trafic? Une étude genevoise dit le contraire.

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      LE DFAE DOIT PLANCHER SUR LA NEUTRALITÉ
      Le Temps, 31-07-2006
      LIBAN. Le Conseil fédéral veut un rapport. Le Temps Lundi 31 juillet 2006 Lors de la séance spéciale du Conseil fédéral, mercredi dernier, Micheline Calmy–Rey a demandé que le conflit au Proche–Orient soit considéré comme une guerre entre deux Etats, rév >>>


      LECTURE. LE MODČLE FRAN'';AIS DU CAPITALISME
      Le Temps, 31-07-2006
      Lecture. Emmanuel Garessus Lundi 31 juillet 2006 Ces Messieurs de Lazard. Martine Orange. Albin Michel. 346 pages «Le pouvoir, c‘est une réflexion dans un miroir. C‘est quelque chose qu‘on vous pręte mais qui n‘existe pas», selon Michel David–Weill, l‘associ >>>


      LES DÉTROITS OŮ S‘ÉCRIT L‘HISTOIRE (1/5). BÉRING, ENTRE DEUX MONDES ANTAGONISTES
      Le Temps, 31-07-2006
      Un passage maritime libre de glace, presque toute l´année? Les mutations probables du détroit de Béring, dues au réchauffement climatique, suscitent déjŕ des convoîtises. Photo: Keystone Un passage longtemps réputé inaccessible qu‘ont pourtant traversé l&lsqu >>>


      LES HOMMES VERTS DU PALAIS FÉDÉRAL (5). «JOSEPH DEISS? JE VAIS REGRETTER SA SIMPLICITÉ»
      Le Temps, 31-07-2006
      SERIE. André Zwimpfer, 63 ans, aura d';s demain une nouvelle cheffe: Doris Leuthard.

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      MIEUX MAÎTRISER LES RISQUES CONSTITUÉS PAR L‘ÉMOTION ET L‘EGO
      Le Temps, 31-07-2006
      FINANCE COMPORTEMENTALE. En Bourse, encore plus qu‘ailleurs, l‘orgueil vient (juste) avant la chute!... Une attitude réaliste, lucide et disciplinée permet d‘éviter les pi';ges émotionnels.

Aldo Schorno, Directeur AKAD Business et Ecole Supérieure en Banque et >>>


      PANOPLIE 06. SUR LA TERRASSE (1/5). «ROCKING CHAISE LONGUE»
      Le Temps, 31-07-2006
      Panoplie 06. Sur la terrasse (1/5). Benjamin Luis Lundi 31 juillet 2006 La maison française Sentou ne vend que tr';s rarement des meubles d‘extérieur.

C‘est pour cela qu‘ils sont exceptionnels ŕ chaque fois, ŕ l‘image de celui du jour. Elancée, la chaise >>>


      PIERRE VIDAL–NAQUET S‘EST ÉTEINT
      Le Temps, 31-07-2006
      DECES. L‘historien, spécialiste de la Gr';ce antique, était un intellectuel militant.

Le Temps Lundi 31 juillet 2006 L‘historien Pierre Vidal–Naquet, intellectuel engagé, notamment contre la torture pendant la guerre d‘Algérie, est décédé dans >>>


      PREMIČRES ÉLECTIONS DANS LE CALME POUR 25 MILLIONS DE CONGOLAIS
      Le Temps, 31-07-2006
      CONGO. Les citoyens se sont rendus en masse dans les bureaux de vote pour élire leur président et 500 députés. Quelques tensions dans le fief du vice–président Jean–Pierre Bemba.

Colette Braeckman, Kinshasa Lundi 31 juillet 2006 «Que ces élections, les premi& >>>


      QU‘AVEZ–VOUS APPRIS Ŕ L‘ÉCOLE? CHARLES BEER
      Le Temps, 31-07-2006
      Conseiller d‘Etat genevois en charge de l‘Instruction publique, 44 ans. Cynthia Gani Lundi 31 juillet 2006 – Quelles étaient vos branches fortes?

– J‘étais tr';s fort en dessin et en calcul oral. – Vos branches cauchemar? – La tenue des cahiers. C‘était catastroph >>>


      QUESTIONS Ŕ MAX RAABE. «JE SUIS LE FOU DE L‘ORCHESTRE»
      Le Temps, 31-07-2006
      Questions ŕ Max Raabe, fondateur et chanteur du Palast Orchester. Rocco Zacheo Lundi 31 juillet 2006 Le Temps: Avec votre formation, vous faites revivre la musique de cabaret des années 20 et 30. A quel moment est née cette idée?

Max Raabe: Vers la seconde moitié des années 80, j& >>>


      SAVEURS DU FRAN'';AIS. AGNOTI, CRÉTIN DU LAC
      Le Temps, 31-07-2006
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      SIMONE NIGGLI–LUDER, L‘IMBATTABLE REINE DE LA COURSE D‘ORIENTATION
      Le Temps, 31-07-2006
      MONDIAUX 2006. Déjŕ détentrice de dix titres planétaires, la Bernoise, femme aussi glamour que hiératique, compte opérer une nouvelle razzia cette année au Danemark. Portrait d‘une star.

Francesca Sacco Lundi 31 juillet 2006 En Suisse alémanique, c‘est presqu >>>


      SWISSFIRST: QU‘ONT FAIT LES CAISSES DE PENSION?
      Le Temps, 31-07-2006
      GESTION. L‘affaire prend de l‘ampleur. Les autorités de surveillance réagissent. Emmanuel Garessus Lundi 31 juillet 2006 Les caisses de pension agissent–elles enti';rement dans l‘intéręt des assurés?

La question se pose apr';s les recherches de l >>>


      UN AMOUR DE SUISSE
      Le Temps, 31-07-2006
      Pierre Vidal–Naquet s‘est éteint Br';ve. Sphinx Qu‘avez–vous appris ŕ l‘école? Charles Beer Panoplie 06. Sur la terrasse (1/5). «Rocking chaise longue» SOCIETE Le Temps I Article Un amour de Suisse CROIX BLANCHE. Elisabeth Alli cherchait un livre pour exp >>>


      ZAPPROPOS. PAS DE FEUX D‘ARTIFICE. L‘ALTERNATIVE SE NICHE Ŕ FLIMS (GR)
      Le Temps, 31-07-2006
      Zappropos. Olivier Perrin Lundi 31 juillet 2006 Les feux d‘artifice bannis, on se contentera peut–ętre d‘une soirée téloche pour le 1er Ao$';t. SSR idée suisse prend ses quartiers dans les jardins de l‘exquis Park Hotel Waldhaus ŕ Flims, dans les Grisons. Lŕ >>>


      «LE RENOUVEAU PATRIOTIQUE EST UN PHÉNOMČNE ÉMOTIONNEL»
      Le Temps, 31-07-2006
      Les croix blanches sur fond rouge foisonnent. Pour Georg Kreis, ce renouveau patriotique tient surtout ŕ la volonté d‘afficher une symbolique. Mais l‘intellectuel se montre critique envers l‘exhibition du drapeau national ŕ l‘école.

Nicolas Dufour Lundi 31 juillet 20 >>>


      «NOUS AVONS LES MOYENS DE DÉFENDRE LA LIVRE»
      Le Temps, 31-07-2006
      GUERRE. Selon Riad Salameh, le gouverneur de la Banque du Liban, il n‘y aura pas de dévaluation.

Pierre–Alexandre Sallier, La Tribune Lundi 31 juillet 2006 Cet article n‘est pas disponible sur notre site internet. Ses droits d‘auteur sont propriété du journal La Tribune ( >>>


      KINGDOM EMBARKS ON NEW MEGA PROJECTS
      Arab News, 31-07-2006
      Khalil Hanware, Arab News JEDDAH, 31 July 2006 — Saudi Arabia is embarking on a number of new mega–projects in a wide range of industries. The bulk of them are focused on those sectors of the economy in which the Kingdom has comparative advantages — oil and petrochemical industries. Saudi Aramco’s program to expa >>>


      SAUDIA PRIVATIZATION GAINS MOMENTUM
      Arab News, 31-07-2006
      P.K. Abdul Ghafour, Arab News JEDDAH, 31 July 2006 — Saudi Arabian Airlines has reportedly received the green light from the government to transform its catering, cargo, ground handling, pilot training and technical service sectors into five independent companies as part of the airline’s efforts to speed up its privati >>>


      SPEAKING TECHNICALLY
      Arab News, 31-07-2006
      Shatha Y. Idrees, shatha_e@yahoo.com Last week we learned what a trend is in relation to the ebb and flow of stock prices. To review: The trend is the prevailing direction of price movements within a given time period, regardless of the day–to–day up–and–down fluctuations in price.

In a >>>


      SUKUK RISING FAST IN POPULARITY
      Arab News, 31-07-2006
      Emilie Rutledge The Islamic bond (Sukuk) is fast rising in popularity and so lucrative is the potential market that conventional international banks are falling over themselves to set up Shariah–compliant operations. With abundant oil–windfall revenues and a raft of infrastructure mega projects either under >>>


      UFC LISTS SHARES ON DFM
      Arab News, 31-07-2006
      K.T. Abdurabb, Arab News DUBAI, 31 July 2006 — Dubai Financial Market (DFM) yesterday announced the listing of United Foods Company (UFC), a leading player in production of edible oil refinery and manufacturing natural butter in the UAE.

UFC is the 40th company to list its shares on the DFM and the 58th listed >>>


      UK REMAINS DOMINANT REAL ESTATE MARKET IN EUROPE
      Arab News, 31-07-2006
      Mushtak Parker, Arab News LONDON, 31 July 2006 — According to a new report, published by a London–based property consultancy, the United Kingdom remains the dominant real estate investment market in Europe, including for investors from the Middle East, and the prospects for further growth in the market are good f >>>


      WILL SAUDIS EMULATE DUBAI’S DEVELOPMENT BONANZA?
      Arab News, 31-07-2006
      Dr. Mohamed A. Ramady The grass is always greener on the other side. Saudi visitors and businessmen returning from Dubai seem to come back ever more impressed by the phenomenal growth and development taking place in that UAE emirate. They long for the day when the Kingdom emulates Dubai’s apparent success. A major ques >>>


      DONATION OR ZAKAH; AND WORKING IN A BANK
      Arab News, 31-07-2006
      Adil Salahi, Arab News Q. A certain person helps his poor relatives and friends, and also supports mosques and Muslim centers engaged in social work and providing services for poor people. Does this count as paying his zakah?

Mazhar Khan A. The payment of such money qualifies as zakah only if two conditions ar >>>


      TAKING GOOD CARE OF THE COMMUNITY
      Arab News, 31-07-2006
      Adil Salahi, Arab News In its early days, the new Muslim state in Madinah was no more than a ministate in the middle of a fiercely hostile environment. Hence, the Muslims expected attack from every quarter. One report states: «When the Prophet (peace be upon him) and his companions arrived in Madinah where they w >>>


      BRIDE DONATES JEWELRY TO LEBANESE VICTIMS
      Arab News, 31-07-2006
      Arab News JIZAN, 31 July 2006 — Having watched graphic images of innocent Lebanese civilians ruthlessly bombed by Israeli F–16 jets, a bride in Jizan declared on her wedding day that she felt bad wearing jewelry while her Muslim brothers and sisters in Lebanon were suffering, the Okaz daily reported yesterday.
>>>


      FIRE ENGINE CRASHES BEFORE REACHING DESTINATION
      Arab News, 31-07-2006
      Arab News ARAR, 31 July 2006 — A Civil Defense fire engine, which was speeding to put out a fire in an old building in this northern border city, overturned at a curve just a short distance away from the fire, the Al–Watan daily reported yesterday. The fire department ended up sending two fire engines to the loca >>>


      HIGH–TECH MAILING ADDRESSES BY NEXT YEAR
      Arab News, 31-07-2006
      Raid Qusti, Arab News RIYADH, 31 July 2006 — Saudi Arabia is setting global standards in using the latest technology in mail delivery. According to Dr. Usamah Altaf, vice president of the Saudi Post, beginning next year, Saudi and expatriate residents in the Kingdom can enjoy what some have only dreamed of — a mailing >>>


      KINGDOM SENDING EMERGENCY RELIEF SUPPLIES TO LEBANON
      Arab News, 31-07-2006
      P.K. Abdul Ghafour, Arab News JEDDAH, 31 July 2006 — Saudi Arabia will send emergency relief supplies worth in excess of SR21.37 million to the Lebanese people who are reeling under the Israeli military aggression, Dr. Saaed Al–Harithy, chairman of the Popular Committee for the Relief of Lebanon, announced yester >>>


      PENNILESS WOMAN THROWN IN STREET
      Arab News, 31-07-2006
      Arab News DAMMAM, 31 July 2006 — In a heart rending tale, pedestrians in a city street all too often notice a woman sitting on the sidewalk under the hot sun making loud pleas to her ex–husband to allow her to live in his house from where she was recently evicted.

Umm Muhammad has been leading a life of >>>


      RELIGIOUS POLICE SEPARATE SEXES AS FIRE RAGES
      Arab News, 31-07-2006
      Arab News BURAIDAH, 31 July 2006 — When a building goes on fire the first thing that most people would think about is saving the people trapped inside. However, when a fire broke out at a wedding hall in Buraidah on Saturday, officials from the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice quickly w >>>


      SAUDIS AND EXPATRIATES STRONGLY CONDEMN ISRAELI ATROCITY IN QANA
      Arab News, 31-07-2006
      Javid Hassan & Samir Al–Saadi, Arab News RIYADH/JEDDAH, 31 July 2006 — Saudis and expatriates from across a broad spectrum blasted the Israeli bombardment of Lebanese civilians, mostly women and children, in Qana yesterday and said the massacre (the second in the same region since 1''6) would sow the >>>


      SECURITY FORCES SMASH DRUG CARTEL
      Arab News, 31-07-2006
      Arab News MADINAH, 31 July 2006 — Police smashed a drugs cartel that had smuggled speed pills valued at SR4 million into the Kingdom in an operation described as one of the biggest and most complicated dealt with by the country’s anti–narcotic wing, Al–Watan daily reported yesterday.

Customs offici >>>


      YOUNG BOY IN HOUSE WITH DEAD DAD FOR 3 DAYS
      Arab News, 31-07-2006
      Arab News JEDDAH, 31 July 2006 — A two–year–old boy spent three days at home hungry without food, sitting and crying next to the body of his father who had died of a heart attack.

Col. Duheem Al–Shibani of the Al–Safa police station in Jeddah told Al–Madinah newspaper that neighbo >>>


      24 TALEBAN KILLED AS NATO READIES FOR ROLE
      Arab News, 31-07-2006
      Associated Press KABUL, 31 July 2006 — US–led coalition forces and Afghan police killed 20 suspected Taleban in the latest fighting to hit southern Afghanistan, as NATO prepared yesterday to take command in the insurgency–wracked region.

In other violence, four more militants died when land mines t >>>


      A PICTURE OF QANA CARNAGE
      Arab News, 31-07-2006
      A combo picture of the Israeli carnage in the village of Qana on Sunday.
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      AZIZ SLAMS ISRAELI ATTACKS ON LEBANON
      Arab News, 31-07-2006
      Azhar Masood, Arab News ISLAMABAD, 31 July 2006 — Pakistan strongly denounced the Israeli attack yesterday on the southern Lebanese town of Qana, as thousands of Muslims protesting the killing of more than 50 civilians torched Israeli and US flags. «Pakistani government and people strongly condemn this sad incide >>>


      FILIPINO FISHERFOLK BENEFIT FROM SULTAN’S MEDICAL MISSION
      Arab News, 31-07-2006
      Al Jacinto, Arab News ZAMBOANGA CITY, 31 July 2006 — When Muslims and Christians work together, the poor ones stand to benefit.

Sharif Ibrahim Ajibul Mohammad Pulalun, head of the Sultanate of Sulu and North Borneo, has just proved once again that this obvious but often ignored arrangement remains a viable sol >>>


      FIRE IN BAHRAIN KILLS 16 INDIAN WORKERS
      Arab News, 31-07-2006
      Mazen Mahdi, Arab News MANAMA, 31 July 2006 — A fire broke out in a three–story building in Manama in the early morning hours of yesterday killing sixteen Indian workers and injuring seven others. In all nearly 200 others were rescued from the inferno by firemen. The top floor of the building caught fire at aroun >>>


      FLOW OF DONATIONS FOR LEBANON CONTINUES
      Arab News, 31-07-2006
      K.T. Abdurabb, Arab News DUBAI, 31 July 2006 — The Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB) has donated five million dirhams in aid to the people of Lebanon. The donation is part of the «Toward Healing Lebanon’s Wounds» campaign organized by Dubai Media Incorporated in partnership with the Sheikh Mohammad ibn Rashid Humani >>>


      ISRAEL MASSACRES KIDS
      Arab News, 31-07-2006
      Agencies A dead child, a victim of Jewish terror, is taken out of a destroyed building in Qana on Sunday. The pacifier of the child is seen hanging from the vest, a mute testimony to the innocent victim’s tragic end. (EPA)

QANA, Lebanon, 31 July 2006 — At least 56 people, more than half children, were killed y >>>


      ISRAELI ATTACK IN NABLUS LEAVES TWO MEN DEAD
      Arab News, 31-07-2006
      Hisham Abu Taha, Arab News The sister and relatives of Palestinian militant Hani Awaijan grieve during his funeral in the West Bank city of Nablus on Sunday. (AFP)

GAZA CITY, 31 July 2006 — Two Palestinians killed in Nablus city during an Israeli invasion into the northern West bank city of Nablus on late Satu >>>


      MOTHERS HUG DEAD CHILDREN AMID RUBBLE
      Arab News, 31-07-2006
      Charles Levinson & Beatrice Khadige, Agence France Presse QANA, Lebanon, 31 July 2006 — Mothers hugged their dead children in a final hopeless embrace as the wrath of Israeli fire power was again visited on the Lebanese village of Qana, turning houses and a shelter into twisted and dusty piles of rubble.

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      NEGOTIATIONS NOTHING TO BE ASHAMED OF , SAYS WAR RESISTERS&#3' INTERNATIONAL
      Arab News, 31-07-2006
      We have learned that Israel’s massive bombing of Lebanon has now escalated into a full invasion, at the cost of (so far) hundreds of lives, most of them Lebanese.

We are the International Council of the War Resisters&#3' International, meeting in Eringerfeld, Germany, following the «Globalizing N >>>


      OVER 100 KURDISH REBELS HELD
      Arab News, 31-07-2006
      Agence France Presse DIYARBAKIR, Turkey, 31 July 2006 — Turkish police yesterday detained some 130 people at a meeting organized by the country’s main Kurdish party on the grounds that the function was linked to armed Kurdish rebels, security sources said. Police said the meeting in the southeastern city of Sanliurfa w >>>


      RAINS BATTER MAHARASHTRA, GUJARAT
      Arab News, 31-07-2006
      Shahid Raza Burney & Nilofar Suhrawardy, Arab News PUNE/NEW DELHI, 31 July 2006 — The civil administration in Maharashtra has called for army help as several thousands of people evacuated their towns and villages due to floods caused by heavy rains in the Western Maharashtra and Konkan region. Meanwhile, 12 people >>>


      RAS AL–KHOR SANCTUARY IN RAMSAR LIST
      Arab News, 31-07-2006
      K.T. Abdurabb, Arab News DUBAI, 31 July 2006 — Results of an environmental study conducted by the Ramsar Convention, an international treaty for the conservation and sustainable utilization of wetlands, are expected to confirm Dubai’s Ras Al–Khor Wildlife Sanctuary as the UAE’s first internationally recognized an >>>


      THE LAST STRAW FOR BLAIR?
      Arab News, 31-07-2006
      M. Ghazali Khan, Arab News LONDON, 31 July 2006 — Tony Blair is facing a Cabinet rebellion over his uncritical support to President George Bush as his former foreign secretary last night warned that Israel’s actions risked destabilizing all of Lebanon.

After meeting his Muslim constituents in Blackburn, Jack S >>>


      BUSH STICKS TO CALL FOR SUSTAINABLE PEACE IN MIDEAST
      Washington Post, 31-07-2006
      MIAMI (Reuters) – President Bush said he would seek U.N. action this week on ending the fighting in southern Lebanon but resisted an immediate ceasefire despite growing pressure a day after a deadly Israeli air strike.

"I assured the people here that we will work toward a plan at the United Nations >>>


      CONN. SENATE CANDIDATES BEGIN FINAL PUSH
      Washington Post, 31-07-2006
      BRIDGEPORT, Conn. –– After swaying gently to the hymn "God Will Take Care of You," Ned Lamont went the pulpit and asked congregants at the Messiah Baptist Church to break from a three–term incumbent and support his bid for U.S. Senate.

A few miles away, U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman urged >>>


      COURT TO HEAR DELAY BALLOT CASE ARGUMENTS
      Washington Post, 31-07-2006
      AUSTIN, Texas –– U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay was once one of the most feared Republican legislators on Capitol Hill, nicknamed The Hammer for his ability to play political hardball. But this election cycle, his biggest champions are Democrats.

The fight over whether to keep DeLay‘s name on the Texas >>>


      CURFEW TAKES EFFECT FOR JUVENILES IN D.C.
      Washington Post, 31-07-2006
      WASHINGTON –– City officials are rolling back a more liberal midnight curfew as they try to overcome a spike in crime that‘s been marked by a rise in juvenile arrests.

Most juveniles could be taken into police custody if they are found on the streets of the nation‘s capital after 10 p.m >>>


      FLA. REPUBLICANS WON‘T BACK REP. HARRIS
      Washington Post, 31-07-2006
      TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –– The state Republican Party bluntly told Rep. Katherine Harris that she couldn‘t win this fall‘s Senate election and that the party wouldn‘t support her campaign, a letter obtained Monday by The Associated Press shows.

Party Chairman Carole Jean Jordan made a l >>>


      FOR THOSE REBUILDING IN NEW ORLEANS, HOW HIGH?
      Washington Post, 31-07-2006
      NEW ORLEANS –– Be careful walking out the front door of Al Petrie‘s new home. It‘s a long way down.

Fourteen steps above the sidewalk, about 10 feet over the street, the front stoop is perched high like a lookout post within a fortress of brick.

The home is built far enough up, >>>


      KAN. REPUBLICANS VIE FOR NOMINATION
      Washington Post, 31-07-2006
      TOPEKA, Kan. –– Seven Republicans compete in Tuesday‘s primary for the right to challenge Democratic Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, while three members of the Kansas Board of Education will try to stave off defeat over their support of new science standards that call evolution into question.

The Boa >>>


      KY. MINE WIDOW WANTS TO BE SAFETY ADVOCATE
      Washington Post, 31-07-2006
      EVARTS, Ky. –– Melissa Lee tried to go back to work at her pet grooming shop, but it was too hard.

There were so many reminders of her husband, Jimmy, who died in a mine explosion along with four other miners May 20.

"He‘s still here," says Lee, crying in the pet grooming s >>>


      LAKEFRONT PROPERTY ON A SATURN MOON?
      Washington Post, 31-07-2006
      Monday, July 31, 2006; A05 Now Available: Lakeside lots in cool, Minnesota–like region called Xanadu.

Take advantage of extremely long summer. But no smoking on the beach! It has taken nine years, hundreds of millions of dollars and a huge amount of effort, but planetary scientists have finally found ano >>>


      MASS. GOV. ROMNEY APOLOGIZES FOR REMARK
      Washington Post, 31-07-2006
      BOSTON –– Gov. Mitt Romney has apologized for referring to the troubled Big Dig construction project as a "tar baby" during a fundraiser with Iowa Republicans, saying he didn‘t know anyone would be offended by the term some consider a racial epithet.

In a speech Saturday, Romney, a >>>


      MO. EXECUTION DOCTOR HAD HISTORY OF ERRORS
      Washington Post, 31-07-2006
      KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 30 –– A doctor who oversaw dozens of Missouri executions until his questionable practices led a judge to suspend executions in the state has been sued for malpractice more than 20 times and has a history of making medical mistakes, the St. Louis Post–Dispatch reported Sunday.
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      MUSEUM USES BIBLE TO TELL EARTH‘S HISTORY
      Washington Post, 31-07-2006
      PETERSBURG, Ky. –– Like most natural history museums, this one has exhibits showing dinosaurs roaming the Earth. Except here, the giant reptiles share the forest with Adam and Eve.

That, of course, is contradicted by science, but that‘s the point of the $25 million Creation Museum rising fast >>>


      N.Y. FIREFIGHTER CRUSHED TO DEATH AT WORK
      Washington Post, 31-07-2006
      MALVERNE, N.Y. –– A firefighter was crushed to death Sunday between his firehouse and a rescue truck being driven by his chief, police said.

Paul Brady, 42, was doing routine maintenance on top of a Malverne Fire Department heavy–duty truck when Chief Robert Meyer, not realizing Brady was on >>>


      NATION IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 31-07-2006
      Study Cites Unreported Prison Sexual Violence Fewer than three prisoners in every 1,000 report having been sexually abused or harassed, but that probably is not the whole story, a federal government study says.

There may be far more sexual violence in prisons than is reported, the study‘s authors said, b >>>


      NY TIMES BACKS SEN. LIEBERMAN‘S RIVAL
      Washington Post, 31-07-2006
      HARTFORD, Conn. –– The New York Times on Sunday backed Greenwich businessman Ned Lamont in his Democratic primary challenge of Sen. Joe Lieberman, criticizing the three–term incumbent for his support of President Bush‘s national security policies.

The Washington Post on Sunday backed Li >>>


      PILOT MISSING IN LAKE MICHIGAN AFTER CRASH
      Washington Post, 31-07-2006
      CHICAGO –– A small airplane crashed Sunday evening into Lake Michigan, where rescuers pulled its sole passenger from the water and searched until dark for the missing pilot, authorities said.

The single–engine plane belly flopped onto the water more than three miles east of shore without brea >>>


      REGION‘S PERUVIANS ADAPT WITH CULTURAL IDENTITY INTACT
      Washington Post, 31-07-2006
      By Krissah WilliamsWashington Post Staff WriterMonday, July 31, 2006; A01 As a duo crooned a folk tune about life in the Andes, dozens of Peruvians stepped out of the warm night air into La Flor de la Canela, a popular Gaithersburg restaurant.

At the bar, Carlos Cuadros, the business manager of a local real es >>>


      SCIENTIST THINKS INVISIBILITY POSSIBLE IN FUTURE
      Washington Post, 31-07-2006
      LONDON (Reuters) – It‘s unlikely to occur by swallowing a pill or donning a special cloak, but invisibility could be possible in the not too distant future, according to research published on Monday.

Harry Potter accomplished it with his magic cloak. H.G. Wells‘ Invisible Man swallowed a subs >>>



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