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      FANI HALKIA CLUTCHES...
      Kathimerin, 10-08-2006
      KERIM OKTEN/EPA Fani Halkia clutches her head after coming second in the women‘s 400–meter hurdles final at the European Athletics Championships in Gothenburg, Sweden, yesterday. Halkia had been favored to win the gold medal and emulate her success at the Athens Olympics two years ago. However, she said tha >>>


      FIRE DESTROYS FOREST, CROPS NEAR CORINTH
      Kathimerin, 10-08-2006
      VASSILIS PSOMAS/ANA A helicopter takes part yesterday in the effort to extinguish a fire which broke out in the area of Evrostini in the Peloponnese. No homes were damaged but the fire burned some 300 hectares of forest and farmland.

A brushfire which burned overnight near two villages some 60 kilometers west >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 10-08-2006
      THESSALONIKI POLLUTION Authorities say that city’s air has not been affected by landfill fire The regional authority of Central Macedonia said yesterday that air pollution levels in Thessaloniki have not reached dangerous levels despite the recent fire at the Tagarades landfill. Environment officers said that readings >>>


      MAGISTRATE COULD GET ALEX CASE
      Kathimerin, 10-08-2006
      Supreme Court prosecutor Giorgos Sanidas has asked for a plenary session of the Thessaloniki appeals court judges to be called to decide whether the case of the disappearance of 11–year–old Alex Meshivili in Veria needs to be assigned to an investigating magistrate, court sources said.

In a letter >>>


      PASOK UNEASY OVER SACKING OF PAPANTONIOU
      Kathimerin, 10-08-2006
      MP says decision was irresponsible There were mixed reactions yesterday within the main opposition party PASOK to George Papandreou’s decision to sack one of the most experience Socialist MPs, Yiannos Papantoniou, after a disagreement over the party’s stance on the sale of Emporiki Bank.

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      POLICEMEN TAKEN OFF VIP DUTY
      Kathimerin, 10-08-2006
      Some 300 policemen who had until recently been assigned to act as bodyguards for politicians, celebrities and VIPs have returned to normal duties, high–ranking police sources told Kathimerini yesterday.

The policemen have been transferred back to their regular posts after the recent recommendations of a >>>


      RESIDENTS BITE BACK ON MILOS VIPER PROTECTION
      Kathimerin, 10-08-2006
      Environmentalists on Milos yesterday hit back at a recent European Court of Justice ruling criticizing Greece for not doing enough to protect a rare breed of viper that is mostly indigenous to the Cycladic island.

They told Kathimerini that the main reason the snake is at risk is because foreigners are taking >>>


      TOURISTS BYPASS PIRAEUS TRAFFIC
      Kathimerin, 10-08-2006
      Holidaymakers heading to catch a ferry will be able to breeze past the busy traffic in Piraeus after a new pedestrian bridge connecting the electric railway station with the port was inaugurated by Merchant Marine Minister Michalis Kefaloyiannis yesterday.

The bridge, which is expected to be used by 2,800 peop >>>


      443000 HABITANTS POUR 32' LOGEMENTS VACANTS: GENČVE DEVIENT UN CANTON SANS LOGIS
      Le Temps, 10-08-2006
      GENEVE. Le taux de vacance des habitations est tombé ŕ 0,15%. L‘Etat promet 2500 logements neufs par an d';s 2008–0'.

Cynthia Gani Jeudi 10 ao$';t 2006 En désespoir de cause, certains Genevois en quęte d‘un appartement n‘hésitent pas ŕ so >>>


      5'E FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE LOCARNO. LOCARNO DISTINGUE L‘EXCEPTION AGAT FILMS
      Le Temps, 10-08-2006
      Faucheurs de foin, héros d‘un film Comment c‘été? Cinéma suisse, enfin la vérité Les trophées du chasseur de clichés CULTURE Le Temps I Culture I Article Locarno distingue l‘exception Agat Films Les membres du collectif de production «Agat». Ceux–ci ont re >>>


      A L‘ONU, LES ETATS CONTINUENT DE S‘ÉCHARPER SUR LES MODALITÉS D‘UN CESSEZ–LE–FEU
      Le Temps, 10-08-2006
      DIPLOMATIE. Se démarquant des Etats–Unis, et se rapprochant des exigences du Liban, la France n‘exclut pas de déposer sa propre résolution devant le Conseil de sécurité. Jusqu‘ici, le vote a été repoussé de jour en jour.

Luis Lema Jeudi 10 ao$';t >>>


      BRČVE. DÉMISSION AU JURY DE LOCARNO
      Le Temps, 10-08-2006
      La réalisatrice et productrice Barbara Albert s‘est retirée du jury officiel du Festival international du film de Locarno. Parce qu‘un de ses propres films était en compétition. Une collaboration au film qui n‘apparaissait pas quand celui–ci a été soumis au festival >>>


      COMMENT C‘ÉTÉ? CINÉMA SUISSE, ENFIN LA VÉRITÉ
      Le Temps, 10-08-2006
      Les trophées du chasseur de clichés CULTURE Le Temps I Culture I Article Cinéma suisse, enfin la vérité Comment c‘été?

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      COMMENT LE JURA VIT QUAND IL DOIT FERMER SON AUTOROUTE
      Le Temps, 10-08-2006
      JURA. Les 7,6 km de tunnel sous les Rangiers sont impraticables durant un mois, pour travaux. Sur les routes du col et dans tout le canton, on peste. Le ministre de l‘Equipement, en pleine campagne, a d$'; mettre des gants pour annoncer la fermeture.

Serge Jubin Jeudi 10 ao$';t 2006 Faut&nd >>>


      COMMENT LES VILLES ALÉMANIQUES CACHENT LEURS MARGINAUX
      Le Temps, 10-08-2006
      SUISSE ALEMANIQUE. Les mesures d‘exclusion sont ŕ l‘ordre du jour dans les polices de plusieurs villes ou cantons alémaniques. Męme si les sceptiques et les voix critiques se manifestent.

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      CONVENTIONS DE GENČVE ET INTERDICTION DE LA PERFIDIE
      Le Temps, 10-08-2006
      Thierry Ulmann, Gen';ve Jeudi 10 ao$';t 2006 Le présent conflit au Moyen–Orient donne lieu dans la presse ŕ divers jugements au sujet des parties au conflit. L‘une, Israël, est systématiquement accusée de violer le droit de la guerre alors que l‘autre, le Hezbol >>>


      CREDIT SUISSE FAIT APPEL CONTRE LA JUSTICE VAUDOISE
      Le Temps, 10-08-2006
      Zurich et Gen';ve parmi les 10 villes les plus ch';res En attendant la TV via ADSL, Swisscom poursuit son lent déclin Les passagers subissent la hausse continue des prix du kéros';ne ECONOMIE Le Temps I Economie I Article Credit Suisse fait appel contre la justice vaudoise LOTERIE. Un >>>


      DAVID, SALOMON ET LES AUTRES...
      Le Temps, 10-08-2006
      André Durussel, L‘Auberson (VD) Jeudi 10 ao$';t 2006 Dans un récent article fort intéressant (Le Temps du 5 ao$';t), vous présentez un nouvel ouvrage de Neil Asher et I. Finkelstein qui démontre comment se sont développées les légendes de David et de Salomon e >>>


      DES VILLES ROMANDES VEULENT CRÉER DES PARKINGS PAYANTS POUR LES VÉLOS
      Le Temps, 10-08-2006
      MOBILITE. Les vélostations sont tr';s répandues en Suisse alémanique. En Suisse romande, plusieurs villes songent ŕ les introduire.

Patricia Briel Jeudi 10 ao$';t 2006 La premi';re vélostation de Suisse a vu le jour ŕ Aarau en 1''4. Depuis, ces parki >>>


      EN ATTENDANT LA TV VIA ADSL, SWISSCOM POURSUIT SON LENT DÉCLIN
      Le Temps, 10-08-2006
      TELECOMS. L‘opérateur continue ŕ souffrir sur ses principaux marchés. Męme l‘augmentation de 10% de ses clients en téléphonie mobile ne parvient pas ŕ enrayer le recul de cette division.

Anouch Seydtaghia Jeudi 10 ao$';t 2006 C‘est une simple capture >>>


      FAUCHEURS DE FOIN, HÉROS D‘UN FILM
      Le Temps, 10-08-2006
      Erich Langjahr capte un monde en voie de disparition. La lecture de ce texte (3182 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      ISRAËL ET LA GUERRE DES TRENTE JOURS
      Le Temps, 10-08-2006
      Des chars israéliens patrouillent ŕ la fronti';re du Sud–Liban. Plus de mille morts ont déjŕ été recensés au 2'e jour du conflit. Photo: Keystone • Le cabinet de sécurité israélien a donné son feu vert ŕ une extension des opérations terr >>>


      JOHANSSON––PLATINI, LA GUERRE DE L‘OMBRE
      Le Temps, 10-08-2006
      FOOTBALL. L‘élection ŕ la tęte de l‘UEFA se jouera entre le vieux président sortant et le challenger français. Lâché par son mentor Sepp Blatter pour des raisons politiques, Platini part esseulé au front. Décryptage d‘une campagne sans merci.

Fred >>>


      KIOSQUE. STREET PARADE OU CORSO SADOMASO?
      Le Temps, 10-08-2006
      Le «Blick» accuse le rendez–vous techno suisse de s‘ętre transformé en parade pornographique.

Stéphane Bonvin Jeudi 10 ao$';t 2006 «Sexalarm!» L‘avertissement figure en lettres jaunes sur la premi';re page du Blick. Plus loin, ŕ l&lsq >>>


      L‘HISTOIRE. LES PROCHES DU PRINCE CHARLES SUR ÉCOUTE
      Le Temps, 10-08-2006
      L‘histoire. La lecture de ce texte (1747 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      L‘ÉCHEC DE LIEBERMAN RÉVČLE LA CASSURE DÉMOCRATE SUR L‘IRAK
      Le Temps, 10-08-2006
      ETATS–UNIS. Le sénateur du Connecticut a été éjecté par le Parti démocrate au cours de l‘élection primaire dans son Etat. Il repart au combat sous d‘autres couleurs.

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      LA BOURSE SUISSE. LES BLUE CHIPS DOPENT LE SMI
      Le Temps, 10-08-2006
      FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article Les blue chips dopent le SMI La Bourse suisse.

Anker Bank Jeudi 10 ao$';t 2006 En milieu de semaine, le marché suisse a affiché une forte progression, stimulé par les belles performances de Roche (ROG.VX), Novartis (NOVN.VX) et Nestlé (NESN.VX). L >>>


      LA FLŰTE AILÉE D‘EMMANUEL PAHUD
      Le Temps, 10-08-2006
      PORTRAIT. Le fl$';tiste franco–suisse, 36 ans, donne quatre concerts au Festival de Lucerne, qui s‘ouvre ce soir. L‘artiste parle de son métier de concertiste.

Julian Sykes Jeudi 10 ao$';t 2006 Il tourne les pages d‘un agenda strié de rendez–vous: Emmanuel >>>


      LA GALICE EN FEU, «UN CRIME ÉCOLOGIQUE»
      Le Temps, 10-08-2006
      Pas moins de 110 feux dévastent les foręts galiciennes. La ministre de l´Environnement Christina Narbona évoque des actes criminels. Photo: Keystone ESPAGNE. Une série de foyers criminels ŕ l‘origine d‘une situation difficilement contrôlable.

François Musseau >>>


      LA JOURNALISTE CATHERINE MICHEL EST DÉCÉDÉE
      Le Temps, 10-08-2006
      GOUTS. Elle avait longtemps été chroniqueuse, surtout gastronomique ŕ la Radio romande.

Marion Moussadek Jeudi 10 ao$';t 2006 «Quand on naît, on sait qu‘on doit mourir. Alors, pourquoi prolonger la vie? Ce n‘est pas si rigolo que ça. Je me réjouis plut >>>


      LA SOLUTION IMMORALE
      Le Temps, 10-08-2006
      Editorial. Luis Lema Jeudi 10 ao$';t 2006 Nombre de civils libanais tués: pr';s de 1100, dont 300 enfants. Nombre d‘Israéliens tués: 100. Nombre de personnes déplacées: presque un million.

Quelque '000 «sorties» des chasseurs–bombardiers isra& >>>


      LA SUISSE INATTENDUE (4/6). TOURS, L‘HISTOIRE D‘UN CURIEUX TERTRE
      Le Temps, 10-08-2006
      Comment y aller Saveurs du français. Fermer la trappe, silence bienvenu Kiosque. Street Parade ou corso sadomaso?

ZOOM Le Temps I Article Tours, l‘histoire d‘un curieux tertre Entourée de terres vaudoises, une chapelle fribourgeoise a échappé ŕ l‘invasion bernoise et >>>


      LA SUISSE PLUS RESTRICTIVE QUE SES VOISINS EN MATIČRE D‘ASILE? RÉPONSE EN QUATRE CHAPITRES
      Le Temps, 10-08-2006
      La Suisse plus restrictive que ses voisins en mati';re d‘asile? Réponse en quatre chapitres Terrorisme: entraide accordée aux Etats–Unis Le PS ouvre le jeu pour la vice–présidence SUISSE Le Temps I Suisse I Article La Suisse plus restrictive que ses voisins en mati';re d >>>


      LE DIFFICILE DÉFI DU PRIVATE EQUITY: INVESTIR 1500 MILLIARDS DE DOLLARS
      Le Temps, 10-08-2006
      GESTION ALTERNATIVE. Les établissements financiers qui touchent tout de suite des commissions sur l‘argent qu‘ils récoltent doivent vite trouver ŕ placer l‘équivalent de deux fois le SMI.

Jean–Louis Richard Jeudi 10 ao$';t 2006 «Le trimestre de Merrill L >>>


      LE LIBAN, CHAMP DE BATAILLE
      Le Temps, 10-08-2006
      Une fois encore, le Liban découvre avec désespoir qu‘il n‘a pas cessé d‘ętre, quinze ans apr';s avoir fait sa paix, le champ de bataille de guerres plus grandes que lui. Regard historique.

Sélim Nassib, Ecrivain et journaliste libanais Jeudi 10 ao$';t 2 >>>


      LE PS OUVRE LE JEU POUR LA VICE–PRÉSIDENCE
      Le Temps, 10-08-2006
      SELECTION. Dans les faits, il paraît évident qu‘une parlementaire alémanique succédera ŕ Ursula Wyss.

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      LE QUARTIER GENEVOIS QUI NE VEUT PAS DU CEVA
      Le Temps, 10-08-2006
      GENEVE. A Champel, plus de 4500 signatures ont été récoltées pour que le tracé du futur réseau ferroviaire transfrontalier ne passe pas par cette zone aisée de la cité de Calvin.

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      LE SOLEIL DE JUILLET FAIT S‘ENVOLER LE PRIX DE LA POMME DE TERRE
      Le Temps, 10-08-2006
      ALIMENTATION. La production de tubercules a souffert de la chaleur et de la sécheresse. Le consommateur subit déjŕ le renchérissement des variétés de table, mais pas encore celui des frites et des chips.

Marie–Laure Chapatte et Serge Maillard Jeudi 10 ao$';t 2006 &laq >>>


      LES MÉCHANTS (13). CARABOSSE, UNE MAL–AIMÉE QUI PIQUE
      Le Temps, 10-08-2006
      Alexandre Demidoff Jeudi 10 ao$';t 2006 Pourquoi Carabosse fait–elle cauchemarder? Son physique? Oui. Cette fée–lŕ est bossue, c‘est sa fatalité de mal–aimée. Sa cruauté? Oui encore. L‘indésirable se penche sur le berceau de la plus désirée de >>>


      LES PASSAGERS SUBISSENT LA HAUSSE CONTINUE DES PRIX DU KÉROSČNE
      Le Temps, 10-08-2006
      AVIATION. Malgré la flambée du pétrole, les transporteurs affichent de solides résultats. Mais, sans les fameuses surtaxes carburant, la majorité d‘entre eux volerait dans les chiffres rouges.

Bastien Buss Jeudi 10 ao$';t 2006 Alors qu‘elles auraient d$'; fair >>>


      LES TROPHÉES DU CHASSEUR DE CLICHÉS
      Le Temps, 10-08-2006
      OLAF BREUNING. Exposé cet été ŕ Arles, le Schaffhousois compose des photos comme des ręves éveillés.

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      NOS FRČRES LES GRANDS SINGES (4/6). CHIMPANZÉ, BONOBO: COMME UN MIROIR
      Le Temps, 10-08-2006
      Le spectacle des grands singes, si fascinant soit–il, nous met souvent mal ŕ l‘aise. Parce qu‘ils nous renvoient une image sans fard de nous–męmes, et nous rappellent que nous ne sommes rien d‘autre que des «singes nus».

Catherine Vincent Jeudi 10 ao$' >>>


      PANOPLIE 06. PHOTOS DE VACANCES (4/5). LA MÉMOIRE DURABLE DES ALBUMS
      Le Temps, 10-08-2006
      Panoplie 06. Photos de vacances (4/5). Luc Debraine Jeudi 10 ao$';t 2006 Une étude récente montre qu‘une des activités individuelles qui, au cours d‘une vie, procurent le plus d‘émotion est la consultation d‘un album de photos personnelles. Tourner les pages, redé >>>


      PARIS VEUT FINALEMENT CACHER SES SANS–ABRI
      Le Temps, 10-08-2006
      FRANCE. Les autorités entendent résorber le camping sauvage des sans–logis dans la capitale.

Le Temps Jeudi 10 ao$';t 2006 Le gouvernement va mettre 1000 lits ŕ la disposition des sans–logis, dans la région parisienne, pour tenter de résorber le camping sauvage de ce >>>


      QU‘AVEZ–VOUS APPRIS Ŕ L‘ÉCOLE? LIONEL BAIER
      Le Temps, 10-08-2006
      Lionel Baier, 31 ans, cinéaste vaudois, réalisateur de Garçon stupide et de La Parade.

Sylvain Menétrey Jeudi 10 ao$';t 2006 – Quelles étaient vos branches fortes?

– Français, histoire, géographie. – Vos branches cauchemar? – Maths, physique. –

>>>


      QUESTIONS Ŕ PHILIPPE NANTERMOD. «L‘AÉROPORT DE SION DOIT DEVENIR UN OUTIL ESSENTIEL POUR LE TOURISME»
      Le Temps, 10-08-2006
      Questions ŕ Philippe Nantermod, vice–président des Jeunes radicaux valaisans. La lecture de ce texte (2356 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      REPČRE. LE MARCHÉ ADOPTE LE PARI DE BERNANKE
      Le Temps, 10-08-2006
      Rep';re. Myret Zaki Jeudi 10 ao$';t 2006 Apr';s des débuts difficiles, Ben Bernanke a visé juste. Le marché des actions, les marchés ŕ terme, et celui des obligations lui ont donné leur bénédiction, mardi, pour sa premi';re grande décision, cel >>>


      SAVEURS DU FRAN'';AIS. FERMER LA TRAPPE, SILENCE BIENVENU
      Le Temps, 10-08-2006
      Saveurs du français. Nicolas Dufour Jeudi 10 ao$';t 2006 Mais qu‘il la boucle, qu‘il ferme son caquet, qu‘il arręte de jacasser!

Ce phraseur insupportable qui n‘arręte pas de causer, qui ass';ne des sentences sans intéręt, mérite d‘ >>>


      TERRORISME: ENTRAIDE ACCORDÉE AUX ETATS–UNIS
      Le Temps, 10-08-2006
      TRIBUNAL FEDERAL. Des millions de dollars auraient transité par un compte ŕ Zurich.

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      VERS LA GUERRE TOTALE
      Le Temps, 10-08-2006
      • Israël a décidé l‘extension de son offensive terrestre au Sud–Liban pour anéantir le Hezbollah.

• A New York, la diplomatie étale son impuissance. Une inaction que Jacques Chirac juge «immorale».

• Pacifié depuis quinze ans, le Liban est encore v >>>


      ZURICH ET GENČVE PARMI LES 10 VILLES LES PLUS CHČRES
      Le Temps, 10-08-2006
      Le Temps Jeudi 10 ao$';t 2006 Gen';ve et Zurich s‘affichent une fois de plus parmi les villes les plus ch';res au monde. Dans une étude publiée mercredi par UBS (UBSN.VX), la Cité de Calvin pointe au 6e rang et celles des bords de la Limmat au 4e d‘un classement toujour >>>


      BAHRAIN INSURANCE SECTOR POSTS 5.4% INCREASE
      Arab News, 10-08-2006
      Mazen Mahdi, Arab News MANAMA, 10 August 2006 — The Bahraini insurance sector posted an increase of 5.4 percent in 2005 continuing with the growth trend it has witnessed in past years, according to figures released yesterday by Bahrain Monetary Agency (BMA).

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      SAGIA LICENSES 505 PROJECTS AT $1'.2 BILLION DURING SECOND QUARTER
      Arab News, 10-08-2006
      Arab News RIYADH, 10 August 2006 — The second quarter results of the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA) released here yesterday highlight the launch of two economic cities by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah along with measures to attract domestic and foreign investments aimed at transfor >>>


      STRICTLY BUSINESS
      Arab News, 10-08-2006
      Arab News VOLKSWAGEN In true democratic style of Volkswagen, and for the first time in automotive history, the name of the Touareg’s soon–to–be–launched little brother, the Tiguan, has been decided by the readers of an international publishing group. Middle East drivers, who have already embraced the >>>


      ANSWERING PRAYERS AND FASTING WHILE TRAVELING
      Arab News, 10-08-2006
      Adil Salahi, Arab News Q. What is the surest way to have our prayers answered and come true? There is something I have been praying for, as I need it urgently. I have made a pledge that if it comes true, I will fast in Makkah. I intend to do the Umrah and fast, but I heard that it is too tiring. Is it possible for me n >>>


      DONATION OR ZAKAH; AND WORKING IN A BANK
      Arab News, 10-08-2006
      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 >>>


      ENDURING A LIFE FULL OF HARDSHIP
      Arab News, 10-08-2006
      Adil Salahi, Arab News Sometimes accusations are leveled at the advocates of Islam, raising doubts about their motives and alleging that they use Islam in order to achieve some worldly gain, such as position, wealth or even good reputation. While ulterior motives could influence people’s actions, even when they claim t >>>


      FRIDAY PRAYER AT THE WORKPLACE
      Arab News, 10-08-2006
      Adil Salahi, Arab News Q. A Canadian company gave its 30 Muslim workers space for prayers. Some of them claim that it is not permissible to organize Friday prayer in this space, because there is a mosque at about 10 minutes walk, and the workers in this company could use their lunch break to attend the prayer in the mo >>>


      INEVITABLE TESTS
      Arab News, 10-08-2006
      Commentary by Sayyid Qutb In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Beneficent Alif. Lam. Mim.

Do people think that once they say: «We are believers», they will be left alone and will not be put to a test?

We certainly tested those who lived before them; and so most certainly God knows those w >>>


      PRAYING FOR DEPARTING COMPANIONS
      Arab News, 10-08-2006
      Adil Salahi, Arab News When a person dies, his loss is acutely felt by his family and close friends.

The fact that they know nothing about what happens after death intensifies their desire to do anything that could make his passage into the hereafter easier and more comfortable. As Muslims, we believe that lif >>>


      TAKING GOOD CARE OF THE COMMUNITY
      Arab News, 10-08-2006
      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 >>>


      WOMEN IN ISLAMIC SOCIETY — 1: ENSURING THAT LIFE IS PUT BACK ON AN EASY COURSE
      Arab News, 10-08-2006
      Dr. Abd Al–Haleem Abu Shuqqah We do not have any text in the Qur’an or the Hadith that specifies the aims of women’s participation in the social life of the Muslim community.

However, we can easily deduce these from texts and reports of events where such participation occurred. The first of these aims is >>>


      ‘DEATH IS MUCH BETTER THAN LIVING WITH A SECOND WIFE’
      Arab News, 10-08-2006
      Mahmoud Ahmad, Arab News JEDDAH, 10 August 2006 — There’s a little saying among married women in Saudi Arabia. It goes like this: Death is much better than living with a second wife. Husbands who have crossed this line from one to more–than–one wife have encountered problems with their first wives. Sometime >>>


      ABDULLAH BACKS N–FREE MIDEAST
      Arab News, 10-08-2006
      M. Ghazanfar Ali Khan, Arab News Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah is greeted by a Turkish woman wearing traditional dress who throws rose petals in his path as the king arrives in Istanbul during his three–day visit to Turkey. (SPA) ANKARA, 10 August 2006 — Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Ab >>>


      BURGLAR NETWORK BUSTED IN JEDDAH
      Arab News, 10-08-2006
      Samir Al–Saadi, Arab News JEDDAH, 10 August 2006 — Eight Tunisian suspects were arrested on different dates in different police operations, but have been linked as members of a gang of burglars suspected of robbing more than 60 residences in Jeddah, the local authorities announced yesterday.

The alleged >>>


      KINGDOM TO HOST WORLD CONFERENCE ON TOURISM
      Arab News, 10-08-2006
      Arab News JEDDAH, 10 August 2006 — Saudi Arabia will host the first international conference on tourism and handicrafts in Islamic countries. Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah will open the conference scheduled to be held in Riyadh on Nov. 7–14, according to Interior Prince Naif, who is chairman of >>>


      NUMBER OF AIDS CASES ON THE RISE
      Arab News, 10-08-2006
      P.K. Abdul Ghafour, Arab News JEDDAH, 10 August 2006 — The number of Saudis that tested HIV positive is on the increase year after year, causing concern among authorities about the growing cases of AIDS in the country.

Of the 10,120 people that have tested HIV positive in the Kingdom since the first case was i >>>


      SAUDI–SINGAPORE EDUCATION TIES TO GET MASSIVE BOOST
      Arab News, 10-08-2006
      Hasan Hatrash, Arab News SINGAPORE, 10 August 2006 — Later this year, Saudi Education Ministry officials are planning to travel to Singapore to bolster educational ties between the two countries.

«We want to build a relationship at the school level, where we can establish a link for student exchanges, fa >>>


      YOUNG SAUDIS ACT TO EASE LEBANON’S PAIN
      Arab News, 10-08-2006
      Habib Shaikh, Arab News JEDDAH, 10 August 2006 — With an aim of alleviating the pain and suffering of displaced Lebanese refugees, two young Saudis — Leena Almaeena, an active humanitarian worker and Mohammad Azzam, president and CEO of the European Business Center (EuroBC) — have taken up the gauntlet in garnering sup >>>


      AFGHAN, US FORCES KILL 15 TALEBAN MILITANTS
      Arab News, 10-08-2006
      Agencies KABUL, 10 August 2006 — Afghan and US–led coalition forces killed at least 15 Taleban militants in eastern Afghanistan near the Pakistani border after the militants attacked a joint Afghan and US base in Nuristan province, officials said yesterday.

«Thirty insurgents attacked the base with >>>


      AGENCIES STRUGGLE TO GET AID INTO SOUTH LEBANON
      Arab News, 10-08-2006
      Reuters BEIRUT, 10 August 2006 — Humanitarian efforts in southern Lebanon stalled for a second successive day yesterday as aid workers tried to reach the area, avoiding artillery and air strikes after Israel banned movement there.

On Sunday, Israeli warplanes destroyed a makeshift bridge over the Litani River, >>>


      ANOTHER ARAB UN GOODWILL AMBASSADOR RESIGNS POST
      Arab News, 10-08-2006
      Arab News CAIRO, 10 August 2006 — Egyptian actress and social activist Safya Al–Amri declared her unwillingness to continue as a goodwill ambassador of the United Nations, which she said has done nothing effective to stop the Israeli civilian massacres in Lebanon, the Asharq Al–Awsat newspaper reported yest >>>


      AUSTRALIA TO SEND MORE TROOPS TO AFGHANISTAN
      Arab News, 10-08-2006
      Agence France Presse SYDNEY, 10 August 2006 — Australian Prime Minister John Howard said yesterday he was sending 150 more troops to Afghanistan, amid an escalating Taleban–led insurgency in the country’s troubled south.

In a statement to Parliament, Howard said that as suicide bombings and militant atta >>>


      FILIPINO DAD SUSPECTS FOUL PLAY IN DAUGHTER’S DEATH IN BEIRUT
      Arab News, 10-08-2006
      Bien Custodio, Arab News RIYADH, 10 August 2006 — Marcelo Tomagan could not believe it when he turned on the television and saw his 23–year–old daughter dead, reportedly after jumping from the fourth floor of a building in Lebanon last week in a bid to escape from her employer.

«It’s not poss >>>


      FLOODS SITUATION GRIM IN PARTS OF INDIA
      Arab News, 10-08-2006
      Indo Asian News Service AHMEDABAD/BOMBAY/HYDERABAD, 10 August 2006 — Large tracts of western and southern India continued to be buffeted by floods, forcing tens of thousands to seek shelter as rescuers made valiant efforts to bring them food and drinking water.

The south Gujarat city of Surat, the hub of India >>>


      FRESH SECURITY BID TO PACIFY BAGHDAD
      Arab News, 10-08-2006
      Agence France Presse An Iraqi boy with his mother looks at the damaged mosque and houses in Baquba, 60 km northeast of Baghdad, on Wednesday. Four people were killed and 16 wounded in a US airstrike late Tuesday in which a mosque and nearby houses were heavily damaged. (AP) BAGHDAD, 10 August 2006 — US and Iraqi securi >>>


      HANIYEH CALLS FOR DEBATE ON THE FUTURE OF PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY
      Arab News, 10-08-2006
      Hisham Abu Taha, Arab News GAZA CITY, 10 August 2006 — Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh yesterday called for a debate on the future of the Palestinian Authority, in remarks following earlier comments from a Palestinian official asking for the authority to be «dissolved.» Haniyeh also raised the pos >>>


      ISLAMISTS TAKE CONTROL OF KEY SOMALI TOWN
      Arab News, 10-08-2006
      Agence France Presse MOGADISHU, 10 August 2006 — Islamic militia seized control yesterday of a strategic township near the Ethiopian border from Somalia’s transitional government, further expanding their territory, officials and residents said.

There were no reported casualties in the clash, which saw only a b >>>


      ISRAEL COMMANDER SNUB SHOWS ARMY DIFFICULTIES
      Arab News, 10-08-2006
      Agence France Presse JERUSALEM, 10 August 2006 — Israel’s appointment of a new top commander to supervise its operations in Lebanon pays testament to the difficulties its troops are encountering in battling Hezbollah fighters there, commentators said yesterday. On Tuesday, Israeli Chief of Staff Dan Halutz appointed hi >>>


      ISRAEL TO EXPAND LEBANON OFFENSIVE
      Arab News, 10-08-2006
      Agencies A man carries the body of a baby killed by an Israeli air raid during the funeral held in Beirut on Wednesday. (Reuters) BEIRUT, 10 August 2006 — Israel’s Security Cabinet overwhelmingly decided yesterday to send troops deeper into Lebanon in a major expansion of Israel’s ground war — an attempt to further dam >>>


      JAMALI TO CONTEST FOR PARTY POST
      Arab News, 10-08-2006
      Azhar Masood, Arab News ISLAMABAD, 10 August 2006 — Former Prime Minister Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali has announced his candidature for the post of secretary–general of the Pakistan Muslim League (Q).

As a pre–requisite for the general elections, the Election Commission has made it mandatory for all >>>


      MORGUE BODY COUNT HIGHLIGHTS IRAQ BLOODSHED
      Arab News, 10-08-2006
      Reuters BAGHDAD, 10 August 2006 — Almost 2,000 bodies were taken to Baghdad’s morgue in July, the highest tally in five months of rising sectarian bloodshed which has forced the United States to boost troop levels in the capital to head off a civil war.

Morgue assistant manager Doctor Abdul Razzaq Al–Oba >>>


      NATWAR SUSPENDED FROM CONGRESS
      Arab News, 10-08-2006
      Nilofar Suhrawardy & Agencies NEW DELHI, 10 August 2006 — India’s ruling Congress party has suspended former Foreign Minister K. Natwar Singh over his alleged involvement in Iraq’s oil–for–food scandal and was preparing to expel the one–time official, party officials said yesterday.

Natwa >>>


      PHILIPPINE SEPARATIST GROUP ACCUSES GOVT MILITIAS OF BREAKING TRUCE
      Arab News, 10-08-2006
      Al Jacinto, Arab News ZAMBOANGA CITY, 10 August 2006 — The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) yesterday accused pro–government militias of violating a three–year–old cease–fire agreement again by attacking a separatist outpost in the southern Philippines on Tuesday.

MILF spokesman Eid >>>


      SEN. LIEBERMAN LOSES TO POLITICAL ANTI–WAR NOVICE
      Arab News, 10-08-2006
      Barbara Ferguson, Arab News Ned Lamont WASHINGTON, 10 August 2006 — The Iraq war was fought on another front Tuesday when Sen. Joe Lieberman lost his Democratic seat in Connecticut to anti–war novice Ned Lamont.

It was a race against a Democratic senator with a national reputation and a political novice >>>


      SRI LANKAN MUSLIMS SEEK GLOBAL SUPPORT AMID RAGING VIOLENCE
      Arab News, 10-08-2006
      M.R. Narayan Swamy, Indo–Asian News Service A displaced Muslim man from the town of Mutur sits at a camp in Kantale, near the northeastern town of Trincomalee on Wednesday. (Reuters) NEW DELHI, 10 August 2006 — Sri Lanka»s Muslim community is seeking urgent international support for the thousands rendered h >>>


      VERDICT IN BOMBAY BLAST CASE TODAY
      Arab News, 10-08-2006
      Shahid Raza Burney & Agencies BOMBAY, 10 August 2006 — A court is to decide today the fate of 123 people accused of involvement in the dastardly Bombay bomb blasts in 1''3, which killed over 250 people. Famous film star Sanjay Dutt is also one of the accused in the case.

Verdicts in the case — in w >>>


      3 EGYPTIAN STUDENTS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY
      Washington Post, 10-08-2006
      MINNEAPOLIS –– Three Egyptian students who were being sought for failing to turn up for an exchange program at Montana State University were taken into custody Wednesday, more than a week after they arrived in the United States.

One student was arrested in Minnesota, and two others surrendered to a >>>


      3 HURT IN KENTUCKY TRAIN ACCIDENT
      Washington Post, 10-08-2006
      CALVERT CITY, Ky. –– A train slammed into the back of several parked coal cars in western Kentucky on Thursday, injuring three railroad employees and derailing the train‘s engines, a company official said.

The cars were in the process of being switched when the Paducah and Louisville Railway, >>>


      3 VISITING EGYPTIAN STUDENTS HELD; 8 MISSING
      Washington Post, 10-08-2006
      10, 2006; A16 Three Egyptian college students were arrested in Minnesota and New Jersey yesterday after a nationwide alert by the FBI, which said the men were among a group of 11 students who had disappeared after failing to show up for an exchange program at Montana State University.

Authorities said yesterda >>>


      6 OF 11 EGYPTIAN STUDENTS NOW IN CUSTODY
      Washington Post, 10-08-2006
      WASHINGTON –– Six of the 11 Egyptian exchange students who failed to show up for their college program are now in custody after three additional students were arrested Thursday, the FBI said.

El Sayed Ahmed Elsayed Ibrahim, 20, and Alaa Abd El Fattah Ali El Bahnasawi,
20, were arrested at a res >>>


      AFL–CIO ALIGNS WITH DAY–LABORER ADVOCATES
      Washington Post, 10-08-2006
      A05 The AFL–CIO voted yesterday to join forces with a national network of day–laborer organizers in a push for worker rights and legalization for unauthorized workers, a move that could provide day laborers with a potent ally in efforts to establish hiring halls and combat shifty employers.

Six yea >>>


      AIRLINE TRAVEL ALERTS AND CONTACT INFORMATION
      Washington Post, 10-08-2006
      Preliminary news reports suggest that the terrorists arrested in Britain on Thursday were planning to detonate explosive devices on U.S.–bound transatlantic flights. Three U.S. air carriers were said to be targeted –– American Airlines, Continental Airlines and United Airlines.

For more infor >>>


      AN ANCIENT ART MEETS MODERN ADVERTISING
      Washington Post, 10-08-2006
      2006; A02 CHELSEA, Mass. –– The healer‘s commercial turns up occasionally on Spanish–language television here, slipped in among spots in which a telephone calling card hops around a giant map of Latin America, or in which a young girl‘s ear–splitting shrieks describe getting satellit >>>


      ATTY: SHOOTING SUSPECT WANTS TO PLEAD
      Washington Post, 10-08-2006
      2:14 PM SEATTLE –– The man accused of shooting six people at Seattle‘s Jewish Federation offices has indicated he wants to plead guilty, his attorney told a judge Thursday.

Naveed Afzal Haq is charged with murder in the death of Pamela Waechter, who was the director of the Jewish charity&lsqu >>>


      AUDITORS REPROACH CALIF. CHARTER SCHOOLS
      Washington Post, 10-08-2006
      AM SACRAMENTO, Calif. –– A chain of charter schools overcharged the state more than $57 million over three years, reimbursed its top executives for expensive SUVs and paid thousands of dollars for employee parties at Disneyland, a state audit released Wednesday found.

Jack O‘Connell, superint >>>


      BIG DIG MEMO WRITER FIRED OVER RESUME
      Washington Post, 10-08-2006
      BOSTON –– A former Big Dig safety official who said he wrote a memo warning of problems in a tunnel where a woman was killed in a ceiling collapse was fired Wednesday, according to his lawyer.

The firing followed questions about the accuracy of John J. Keaveney‘s resume. Earlier, questions we >>>


      BIG DIG MEMO WRITER FIRED OVER RESUME
      Washington Post, 10-08-2006
      BOSTON –– A former Big Dig safety official who said he wrote a memo warning of problems in a tunnel where a woman was killed in a ceiling collapse was fired Wednesday, according to his lawyer.

The firing followed questions about the accuracy of John J. Keaveney‘s resume. Earlier, questions we >>>


      BIG KATRINA CONTRACTORS WIN MORE FEMA WORK
      Washington Post, 10-08-2006
      August 10, 2006; D01 The four giant construction firms that received controversial no–bid contracts to house Hurricane Katrina evacuees last September will be earning up to $250 million apiece to do similar work after future disasters, the Federal Emergency Management Agency said yesterday.

Unlike the Ka >>>


      BRITAIN THWARTS AIRLINE TERROR PLOT
      Washington Post, 10-08-2006
      Staff WritersThursday, August 10, 2006; 1:04 PM
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