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      AID IS UNLOADED...
      Kathimerin, 14-08-2006
      MOHAMED MESSARA/EPA Aid is unloaded from the Giorgios K in the Lebanese port of Tyre on Saturday.

The ship had been chartered by the International Committee of the Red Cross but was anchored in the Cypriot port of Larnaca, after being refused access to the area for two days by Israel. Some 200 tons of urgent h >>>


      ALARMING LEVELS OF MARINE POLLUTION
      Kathimerin, 14-08-2006
      The pollution of Greek seas by passing ships is much more frequent and harmful than most people realize, marine researchers told Sunday’s Kathimerini, as the coast guard continues to search for the vessel that left two oil slicks in the Saronic Gulf over a week ago.

According to research conducted by the Helle >>>


      CYPRUS LOOKS FOR HELIOS JUSTICE
      Kathimerin, 14-08-2006
      Cypriot President Tassos Papadopoulos pledged on Sunday that those responsible for last year’s Helios Airways crash outside Athens killing all 121 on board, will be held accountable.

«As I promised on the first day of the accident, the case will be investigated in depth and responsibility will be apporti >>>


      EXPLOSIVES LEFT WITH TRASH IN CITY DUMPSTER
      Kathimerin, 14-08-2006
      Police in central Athens were placed on alert on Saturday morning after a street cleaner discovered a plastic bag containing the explosive TNT next to the offices of OTE Telecoms.

The bag had been left on top of a dumpster on Patission Street. Bomb disposal experts took the bag and its contents away for testin >>>


      FM PUTS FOCUS ON PALESTINIANS
      Kathimerin, 14-08-2006
      Greek Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis told the United Nations Security Council late on Friday that the world should not forget about the Palestinian problem after a UN resolution calling for a ceasefire between Israel and Hezbollah in Lebanon was unanimously approved.

«The Palestinian issue is at the ce >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 14-08-2006
      PEOPLE SMUGGLERS Three traffickers caught with 108 illegal immigrants at border Greek border guards yesterday arrested 108 illegal immigrants and three suspected traffickers near the border with Turkey, local police said in a statement. The would–be immigrants, whose nationalities were not revealed, were arrested >>>


      SECURITY AT AIRPORT IS TIGHTENED
      Kathimerin, 14-08-2006
      Officials at Athens International Airport said yesterday that stricter security measures for passengers flying to destinations in the USA, Great Britain and Canada would continue until further notice, following the discovery last week of an alleged terrorist plot in the UK to blow up airliners on transatlantic flights. >>>


      SOCIAL SECURITY IS CHANGING
      Kathimerin, 14-08-2006
      Labor Ministry sets sights on gradual reforms, including merging of funds The Labor Ministry has already identified 12 key tasks which it needs to undertake as part of an ambitious reform of Greece’s complex social security system, sources told Sunday’s Kathimerini.

Among the ministry’s main goals will be to p >>>


      THIS WEEK
      Kathimerin, 14-08-2006
      Thursday UN agencies and representatives of regional governments meet in Piraeus to agree on a common strategy to address the pollution currently affecting the marine environment adjacent to the Lebanese and Syrian coasts due to the oil spill in mid–July. Merchant Marine Minister Manolis Kefaloyiannis is due to h >>>


      5'E FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FLM DE LOCARNO. «AVEC FRÉDÉRIC, JE ME SENS COMME UN PAPA»
      Le Temps, 14-08-2006
      «Das Fräulein» d‘Andrea Staka, Léopard d‘Or avec une tache en plus Le palmar';s du 5'e Festival de Locarno A Bayreuth, les dieux et demi–dieux de la Tétralogie errent ŕ tâtons Pully For Noise danse sous la pluie Les méchants (15). «Léoda >>>


      A BAYREUTH, LES DIEUX ET DEMI–DIEUX DE LA TÉTRALOGIE ERRENT Ŕ T'4;TONS
      Le Temps, 14-08-2006
      OPERA. Tankred Dorst, dramaturge allemand de 80 ans, peine ŕ imprimer une ligne directrice puissante au monument de Wagner. Les sc';nes se succ';dent sans densité psychologique. La baguette de Christian Thielemann sauve la mise.

Julian Sykes, Bayreuth Lundi 14 ao$';t 2006 Ils s >>>


      ACTEURS. L‘AVIS DE L‘EXPERT. POUR LES FOOTBALLEURS, L‘IMPÔT Ŕ LA SOURCE DURANT L‘EURO 2008 EN SUISSE EST UNE TRČS BONNE AFFAIRE!
      Le Temps, 14-08-2006
      Acteurs. La chronique des changes. Test de dopage positif pour le dollar–yen? Etat de Vaud et Banque Cantonale Vaudoise, quelle relation? Bloc–notes. Taux et taux Swissfirst, l‘affaire qui dérange Au cśur des marchés. Les mirages de la «bushonomie» Fonds de placement. Questi >>>


      ACTEURS. LA CHRONIQUE DES CHANGES. TEST DE DOPAGE POSITIF POUR LE DOLLAR–YEN?
      Le Temps, 14-08-2006
      La chronique des changes. Jean–Marc Guillot, Head of Foreign Exchange Overlays, Union Bancaire Privée Lundi 14 ao$';t 2006 Eternel maillot jaune dans la course des devises, le dollar montre des signes de fatigue ŕ męme d‘obérer ses performances. Les récentes données  >>>


      ACTEURS. LA MINUTE TECHNIQUE. APRČS LE RALLY D‘ÉTÉ, GARE AU RISQUE DE CHUTE DU S&P 500
      Le Temps, 14-08-2006
      La minute technique. Bruno Estier, bruno.estier@dplanet.ch Lundi 14 ao$';t 2006 Le mois dernier, nous avons parlé de la tendance ŕ long terme de résistance sur les taux américains ŕ 10 ans vers 5,25%. Le marché a en effet retrouvé un certain intéręt pour les bons du T >>>


      ATTENTATS DÉJOUÉS: MANIPULATION?
      Le Temps, 14-08-2006
      Dominique Vanthier, Saint–George (VD) Lundi 14 ao$';t 2006 Ne s‘agit–il pas d‘une nouvelle manipulation des opinions publiques de la part des services secrets américains et britanniques? La tentative d‘attentat n‘arrive–t–elle pas ŕ point nommé pour >>>


      AU CŚUR DES MARCHÉS. LES MIRAGES DE LA «BUSHONOMIE»
      Le Temps, 14-08-2006
      Fonds de placement. Questions ŕ Christian Zogg. «Les moyennes capitalisations suisses se paient au prix des grandes» Le nombre de fonds sectoriels décline ŕ une vitesse accélérée Br';ve. Nouvelle concurrence pour les ETF FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article Les mirages >>>


      BLOC–NOTES. TAUX ET TAUX
      Le Temps, 14-08-2006
      Bloc–notes. Ignace Jeannerat Lundi 14 ao$';t 2006 Une caisse de pension qui dispose d‘un degré de couverture suffisant, soit au–delŕ de 100%, peut–elle appliquer un taux d‘intéręt de 0% sur les comptes épargne de ses assurés pour la partie surobligatoir >>>


      BROOKE ASTOR, VICTIME D‘UN FILS INDIGNE
      Le Temps, 14-08-2006
      HERITAGE. Agée de 104 ans, la richissime et plus cél';bre «Grande Dame» de New York aurait été séquestrée, privée de soins et spoliée par son héritier trop pressé. Scandale dans la haute société.

Myriam Meuwly, New York Lundi 14 ao >>>


      BRČVE. NOUVELLE CONCURRENCE POUR LES ETF
      Le Temps, 14-08-2006
      Le Temps Lundi 14 ao$';t 2006 Swisscanto vient de lancer quatre fonds indiciels. Contrairement aux Exchange Traded Funds (ETF), ils ne seront pas traités en Bourse. «Face aux ETF, ils sont plutôt conçus pour ętre détenus ŕ long terme», explique Swisscanto.

Deux >>>


      BRČVE. ZURICH
      Le Temps, 14-08-2006
      Le Temps Lundi 14 ao$';t 2006 Souhaitées par la Suisse et Zurich, de nouvelles discussions avec le gouvernement allemand pourraient enfin commencer cet automne sur la répartition géographique du bruit autour de l‘aéroport zurichois. Une source allemande, citée par NZZ am Sonntag, l >>>


      BRČVES
      Le Temps, 14-08-2006
      Le Temps Lundi 14 ao$';t 2006 L‘affaire du fax égyptien progresse La justice militaire a un soupçon concret sur la personne qui aurait remis au SonntagsBlick le fax secret sur les prisons présumées de la CIA en Europe.

Une inculpation pourrait ętre prononcée cet autom >>>


      CINÉMA SUISSE Ŕ LOCARNO, DU TAC AU TACT
      Le Temps, 14-08-2006
      EDITORIAUX Le Temps I Article Cinéma suisse ŕ Locarno, du tac au tact Editorial.

Thierry Jobin Lundi 14 ao$';t 2006 Il y a un an, deux Romands s‘emparaient des deux postes les plus importants du cinéma en Suisse: Frédéric Maire au Festival de Locarno et Nicolas Bideau " >>>


      DANS LA POUSSIČRE DES DERNIERS COMBATS, LES PLUS VIOLENTS DEPUIS LE DÉBUT DU CONFLIT
      Le Temps, 14-08-2006
      Chronique de l‘assaut final lancé par Tsahal, qui a rencontré une plus vive résistance que prévu.

Serge Dumont, fronti';re israélo–libanaise Lundi 14 ao$';t 2006 «C‘est une bonne résolution pour Israël», a déclaré dimanch >>>


      ETAT DE VAUD ET BANQUE CANTONALE VAUDOISE, QUELLE RELATION?
      Le Temps, 14-08-2006
      STRATEGIE. L‘Etat de Vaud a davantage intéręt ŕ clarifier ses attentes envers la BCV par une lettre de mission, qu‘ŕ chercher ŕ influencer la stratégie d‘entreprise par des articles de loi rigides.

Dominique Freymond, Administrateur indépendant, consultant e >>>


      FONDS DE PLACEMENT. QUESTIONS Ŕ CHRISTIAN ZOGG. «LES MOYENNES CAPITALISATIONS SUISSES SE PAIENT AU PRIX DES GRANDES»
      Le Temps, 14-08-2006
      Fiche signalétique Le nombre de fonds sectoriels décline ŕ une vitesse accélérée Br';ve. Nouvelle concurrence pour les ETF FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article «Les moyennes capitalisations suisses se paient au prix des grandes» Questions ŕ Christian Zogg, gér >>>


      JARDINS SUSPENDUS (1/6). BERNE SUR MÉDITERRANÉE
      Le Temps, 14-08-2006
      En été, la vieille ville de la capitale s‘anime par le haut. D‘une terrasse ŕ l‘autre on s‘interpelle. Visite du jardin suspendu d‘Ingeborg Zeltner, premier volet de notre nouvelle série.

Marie–Christine Petit–Pierre, Berne Lundi 14 ao$';t 20 >>>


      KIOSQUE. GÜNTER GRASS INCORPORÉ DANS LA WAFFEN–SS
      Le Temps, 14-08-2006
      L‘aveu tardif du Prix Nobel de littérature a provoqué un choc en Allemagne. La lecture de ce texte (2823 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      L‘HISTOIRE FOISONNANTE DE LA PRESSE ROMANDE (6/6). LE «JOURNAL DU VALAIS», UNE FOLIE ÉPHÉMČRE
      Le Temps, 14-08-2006
      VALAIS. Lancé en 1'77 pour contrer le «propagandisme» du «Nouvelliste» d‘alors, le JDV vivra un an.

Laurent Nicolet Lundi 14 ao$';t 2006 «Il faut ętre fou!» Décembre 1'78, le Journal du Valais (JDV), né un an plutôt, se lance dan >>>


      L‘IRAN, L‘IRAK ET LA TURQUIE TISSENT LEURS LIENS PÉTROLIERS
      Le Temps, 14-08-2006
      DIPLOMATIE ENERGETIQUE. Téhéran discute avec Bagdad et Ankara en vue d‘élargir les échanges.

Le Temps Lundi 14 ao$';t 2006 Le ministre iranien du Pétrole, Kazem Vaziri–Hamaneh, a eu des entretiens avec son homologue irakien Hussein al–Chahristani, en visite qua >>>


      L‘ÉCONOMIE ISRAÉLIENNE AURAIT SOUFFERT D‘UNE POURSUITE DU CONFLIT
      Le Temps, 14-08-2006
      ATTRACTIVITE. La guerre au Liban a déjŕ co$';té 5 milliards de dollars ŕ Israël. A présent, l‘Etat hébreu devra gérer le co$';t de sa «faillibilité» sur son image pour préserver ses piliers du tourisme et des investissements étranger >>>


      LA PAIX FRAGILE AU LIBAN OBTENUE DANS UNE DÉBAUCHE DE VIOLENCE
      Le Temps, 14-08-2006
      UNE Le Temps I Article La paix fragile au Liban obtenue dans une débauche de violence PROCHE–ORIENT. La poussi';re des derniers combats retombe sur un paysage bouleversé.

Le Temps Lundi 14 ao$';t 2006 L‘espoir d‘un retour de la paix au Liban a grandi durant le week&nd >>>


      LA PETITE HISTOIRE DES GRANDES SÉRIES TV (1/6). ANNÉES 50: ZORRO EST ARRIVÉ!
      Le Temps, 14-08-2006
      Lucy, Zorro et Hitchcock fondent le nouvel art de la fiction TV. La France lorgne d‘abord vers le théâtre.

Nicolas Dufour Lundi 14 ao$';t 2006 Dans le petit monde des séries TV, l‘alphabet commence par Z. Car s‘il faut un feuilleton fondateur, on retiendra Zorro, qui app >>>


      LE CHÔMAGE SUISSE SOUS LA BARRE DES 3% L‘AN PROCHAIN
      Le Temps, 14-08-2006
      L‘Iran, l‘Irak et la Turquie tissent leurs liens pétroliers ECONOMIE Le Temps I Economie I Article Le chômage suisse sous la barre des 3% l‘an prochain CONJONCTURE. Le marché du travail s‘améliorera, mais la croissance du PIB va devoir se normaliser.

Le Temps Lundi 1 >>>


      LE NOMBRE DE FONDS SECTORIELS DÉCLINE Ŕ UNE VITESSE ACCÉLÉRÉE
      Le Temps, 14-08-2006
      MARCHE SUISSE. Plusieurs produits orientés sur la finance, les loisirs ou la technologie n‘intéressent plus le public.

Olivier Schaerrer Lundi 14 ao$';t 2006 En quelques mois, pas moins de 12 fonds sectoriels viennent de disparaître du marché suisse. Swisscanto, Credit Suisse ( >>>


      LE VOILE CRISTALLISE LA TENSION ENTRE LES FEMMES ET LE POUVOIR EN TUNISIE
      Le Temps, 14-08-2006
      TUNISIE. Cinquante ans apr';s la libération des femmes, le «mod';le tunisien» marque le pas avec la recrudescence du port du voile ces derni';res années chez les jeunes.

Chloé Leprince, Bizerte Lundi 14 ao$';t 2006 «Les Marocains sont des lions, l >>>


      LES ATTENTATS REDOUBLENT Ŕ BAGDAD
      Le Temps, 14-08-2006
      IRAK. Le plan contre la violence en échec. Le Temps Lundi 14 ao$';t 2006 Vingt personnes ont été tuées et 75 blessées dans une série d‘attentats ŕ Zaafaraniyah, quartier du sud–est de Bagdad oů vivent sunnites et chiites, a–t–on appris des services >>>


      LES FRONTALIERS DE GENČVE PRENNENT DU GRADE
      Le Temps, 14-08-2006
      GENEVE. Plus de mille directeurs genevois sont frontaliers. Les Français occupent de plus en plus des postes ŕ responsabilités. Témoignages.

Xavier Pellegrini Lundi 14 ao$';t 2006 «Je plaide coupable!» s‘exclame Denis Pourcher, quand on lui demande s‘il est bi >>>


      LES HOMMES VERTS DU PALAIS FÉDÉRAL (7 ET FIN). «RONALD REAGAN M‘A SERRÉ LA MAIN»
      Le Temps, 14-08-2006
      SERIE. Urs Angehrn, 46 ans, est l‘un des deux huissiers de Micheline Calmy–Rey. La lecture de ce texte (3810 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      LES MORTS DE CANA
      Le Temps, 14-08-2006
      Jean–Pierre Hamel, Lausanne Lundi 14 ao$';t 2006 L‘éditorial de votre édition du 31 juillet est une honte: une reprise ŕ peine camouflée de la propagande israélienne. Le titre d‘abord: «Israël, seul face au massacre». Il ne dit pas qui a commis le massa >>>


      LES MÉCHANTS (15). «LÉODAGAN», BĘTE, MÉCHANT ET TELLEMENT UTILE
      Le Temps, 14-08-2006
      Il a les bonnes mani';res d‘un sanglier; le savoir–vivre d‘une brute épaisse. Les atours d‘un barbare et le tact des rustres. Léodagan est brutal, grossier et impulsif. Il réunit ŕ lui tout seul les ingrédients qui font d‘un homme un parfait butor.

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      LES SERVICES BRITANNIQUES ÉTAIENT SUR LA PISTE DES TERRORISTES DEPUIS PLUS D‘UN AN
      Le Temps, 14-08-2006
      Scotland Yard poursuit son enquęte sur les milieux djihadistes en Grande–Bretagne. Vingt–deux suspects sont toujours en détention, dans le cadre des attentats aérien déjoués. Photo: Keystone GRANDE–BRETAGNE. Plus de 1200 personnes seraient engagées dans les réseaux d >>>


      LES SOCIÉTÉS DE PARTICIPATIONS SUISSES FONT FIGURE DE BELLES ENDORMIES
      Le Temps, 14-08-2006
      Culture Eclairages Courrier lecteurs Météo Accueil Fonds placement Marchés Economie Emploi, formation Samedi culturel Disques Livres Sciences Multimédia Blogs Archives Dossiers Revue de presse Newsletters Forums Hors–séries Edition RSS Edition PDF Edition ePaper Coin des abonnés Bout >>>


      LES ÉPREUVES D‘ENDURANCE EXTRĘME FONT DE L‘OMBRE Ŕ SIERRE–ZINAL
      Le Temps, 14-08-2006
      COURSE A PIED. Dominée hier par le Valaisan Tarcis Ançay, la grande classique a atteint sa taille critique. La baisse des concurrents s‘accentue.

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      NOUEUR DE LIENS SOCIAUX
      Le Temps, 14-08-2006
      NIR OFEK. L‘Israélien a décidé de transformer sa vie sociale désertique en organisant des fętes. Aujourd‘hui, il a changé celle de milliers de Genevois.

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      PANOPLIE 06. BIENTÔT LA RENTRÉE (1/5). LA RENTRÉE VERSION PEOPLE
      Le Temps, 14-08-2006
      Panoplie 06. Bientôt la rentrée (1/5). Bertrand Maréchal Lundi 14 ao$';t 2006 C‘est le déclin pour les trousses Hello Kitty et les cartables Boule et Bill de la rentrée. Les fournitures scolaires les plus demandées au rayon papeterie des grands magasins romands sont signé >>>


      PRO NATURA DÉFIE LE MAGNAT SAMIH SAWIRIS Ŕ ANDERMATT
      Le Temps, 14-08-2006
      TOURISME. L‘association écologique fait obstacle ŕ une partie du gigantesque projet hôtelier en cours.

Le Temps Lundi 14 ao$';t 2006 L‘association écologique Pro Natura pourrait mettre des bâtons dans les roues ŕSamih Sawiris. Le milliardaire égyptien envis >>>


      PROCHE–ORIENT. LES RUINES D‘APRČS LA GUERRE
      Le Temps, 14-08-2006
      Les hostilités se sont intensifiées ŕ l´approche du cessez–le–feu, fixé ce matin ŕ 5 heures GMT (7 heures en Suisse). Le Hezbollah a lancé des pluies de roquettes et l´Etat hébreu a pulvérisé des immeubles au sud de Beyrouth. Photo: Keystone • Le Liban >>>


      PULLY FOR NOISE DANSE SOUS LA PLUIE
      Le Temps, 14-08-2006
      FESTIVAL. Bilan positif et public fid';le. La lecture de ce texte (2533 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      QU‘AVEZ–VOUS APPRIS Ŕ L‘ÉCOLE? PIERRE–ALAIN CLÉMENT
      Le Temps, 14-08-2006
      Pierre–Alain Clément, syndic de Fribourg. Propos recueillis par Chloé Dethurens Lundi 14 ao$';t 2006 – Vos branches fortes?

– J‘étais ŕ l‘aise un peu partout. – Vos branches cauchemar? – Le dessin. Je n‘ai vraiment jamais eu de don pour cette branche. –
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      QU‘AVEZ–VOUS FAIT DE VOTRE ÉTÉ POLITIQUE? ENQUĘTE
      Le Temps, 14-08-2006
      AGENDA. A un an des élections fédérales, les partis et les élus se sont ménagés cet été. Celui–ci fut toutefois studieux, et la rentrée s‘annonce animée.

Ron Hochuli, Berne Lundi 14 ao$';t 2006 Entre deux votations européennes tr' >>>


      ROGER FEDERER L‘EMPORTE Ŕ TORONTO
      Le Temps, 14-08-2006
      Richard Gasquet (ATP 51) l‘avait dit: «J‘ai un plan pour jouer Federer.» Au point que le jeune Français se sentait pręt ŕ provoquer la surprise en finale du Masters Series de Toronto. Seulement, on sait bien que, sur surface rapide, le No1 mondial est quasi imbattable. Alors voil& >>>


      SAVEURS DU FRAN'';AIS. VERTUGADIN, ROBE CARCÉRALE
      Le Temps, 14-08-2006
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      SOUS LA LOUPE OU DANS LA MARMITE, LE CHAMPIGNON SERA ROI AU VAL–DE–RUZ
      Le Temps, 14-08-2006
      NEUCHATEL. Apr';s plus de dix ans de tergiversations, les travaux du Mycorama de Cernier ont enfin débuté.

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      SWISSFIRST, L‘AFFAIRE QUI DÉRANGE
      Le Temps, 14-08-2006
      Daniel Eskenazi Lundi 14 ao$';t 2006 L‘affaire Swissfirst qui défraye la chronique en Suisse alémanique laisse un nombre important de questions ouvertes.

Pour mémoire, quelques jours avant l‘annonce de la fusion entre la banque zougoise et Bank am Bellevue, Thomas Matter, patr >>>


      URGENCE HUMANITAIRE
      Le Temps, 14-08-2006
      Le Temps Lundi 14 ao$';t 2006 La situation humanitaire s‘est aggravée dramatiquement ces derniers jours au Liban. «Les gens commencent ŕ avoir faim», a déploré ce week–end le maire de Tyr, alors que, dans les épiceries de sa ville, les rayons sont vides. Les convo >>>


      VIKTOR RÖTHLIN, UNE OASIS DANS LE DÉSERT HELVÉTIQUE
      Le Temps, 14-08-2006
      Viktor Röthlin, médaillé d´argent du marathon européen de Göteborg. Photo: Keystone ATHLETISME. Historique, la médaille d‘argent du marathonien aux Européens de Göteborg cache mal une suite ininterrompue d‘échecs.

Fred Hirzel Lundi 14 ao$';t >>>


      13 INSURANCE FIRMS LIKELY TO GET LICENSES SOON
      Arab News, 14-08-2006
      P.K. Abdul Ghafour, Arab News JEDDAH, 14 August 2006 — Some 13 insurance companies are expected to get license for operating in the Kingdom within a month as the Council of Ministers has returned their files to the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA) to complete legal procedures, Al–Eqtisadiah business daily rep >>>


      ABC CLOSES LOAN SYNDICATION FOR ICESING
      Arab News, 14-08-2006
      Arab News BAHRAIN, 14 August 2006 — Arab Banking Corporation (BSC) (ABC), the sole mandated lead arranger, underwriter and book–runner, said yesterday that it had successfully closed syndication for a 10.5–year term loan facility for IceSing ehf. The facility is used to part finance the acquisition and leas >>>


      MOBILE INDUSTRY SET FOR MASSIVE INVESTMENT WITH 3G
      Arab News, 14-08-2006
      K.S. Ramkumar, Arab News JEDDAH, 14 August 2006 — Mobile markets across Saudi Arabia and the rest of the Middle East are opening up to a fierce competition with the introduction of 3G or 3.5G services. Saudi Telecom Company and Mobily (Etihad Etisalat), the Kingdom’s two mobile service providers, have already announced >>>


      MULTICULTURALISM, HIGHER EDUCATION, PRODUCTIVITY
      Arab News, 14-08-2006
      Dr Mohamed A. Ramady, FCIB. The landmark visit of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah to the United States last year was a success on many fronts, laying the foundation of the two countries bilateral relation on a sounder footing. One of the areas of agreement called for the mutual expansion and exchange of >>>


      PAKISTAN PLANS FINANCING BIGGER IMPORTS
      Arab News, 14-08-2006
      Muhammad Aftab, Arab News ISLAMABAD, 14 August 2006 — Pakistan is planning to finance imports that are overshooting all targets, as the trade deficit widens. There is no plan to curb imports that are feeding the rising growth rate of the economy.

The imports and the growth are meeting he increasing domestic de >>>


      SUKUK ASSUMES GREATER COMPLEXITY
      Arab News, 14-08-2006
      Mushtak Parker, Arab News LONDON, 14 August 2006 — The bond market in the GCC region has received a major boost in the summer with rated corporate Sukuk (Islamic bonds) especially jockeying with each other for having the most innovative structures and dominating the market in the last two months. Saudi corporates are n >>>


      UAE STANDS SECOND IN RECREATIONAL SHOPPING
      Arab News, 14-08-2006
      K.T. Abdurabb, Arab News DUBAI, 14 August 2006 — The UAE has the second highest number of recreational shoppers in the world who shop once a week for «something to do» or for «entertainment», says a recent online shopping study from ACNielsen, the global leader in research and marketing informat >>>


      GIVING OPPORTUNITIES FOR CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT
      Arab News, 14-08-2006
      Dr. Abd Al–Haleem Abu Shuqqah When women participate fully in the social life of the Muslim community, meeting men on an equal basis, they have the chance to attend to much that is good, adopt higher concerns and gain useful experience. We will gain a better insight into these areas when we speak about other issu >>>


      ABUSED WOMAN’S STORY PUTS FOCUS ON ROLE OF SHELTERS
      Arab News, 14-08-2006
      Maha Akeel, Arab News JEDDAH — The story of the woman who somehow escaped a few days ago from the Riyadh Central Hospital and made her way to the Shelter Home in Jeddah has put the spotlight once again on the increasing number of incidents involving abused women.

The story also highlights the shelters’ shortco >>>


      POLICE OFFICER FRISKS MORE THAN HE EXPECTS
      Arab News, 14-08-2006
      Arab News MADINAH, 14 August 2006 — A rookie police officer at a checkpoint in Ghazala on the Madinah to Hail Road ended up thumbing more than he expected when routinely frisking a Filipino «man,» the Okaz daily reported yesterday.

The police officer was making a routine check on two «males&r >>>


      SAUDI HOSPITAL IN BEIRUT TREATS 3,000 PATIENTS
      Arab News, 14-08-2006
      P.K. Abdul Ghafour, Arab News JEDDAH, 14 August 2006 — The Saudi Field Hospital in Beirut, which was set up soon after the latest Israeli military campaign against Lebanon, has won international applause for its humanitarian services by providing treatment to more than 3,000 Lebanese men, women and children wounded by >>>


      ‘OCCUPATION IS A CRIME’, ‘END THE OCCUPATION NOW’
      Arab News, 14-08-2006
      Natasha T. Metzler, Associated Press WASHINGTON, 14 August 2006 — Thousands of people gathered across from the White House on Saturday, even though the president was out of town, to condemn US and Israeli policies in the Middle East.

Speakers in Lafayette Park energized the mostly Muslim crowd with chants and >>>


      ‘US INVOLVED IN PLANNING ISRAEL’S ATTACK OPERATIONS IN LEBANON’
      Arab News, 14-08-2006
      Barbara Ferguson, Arab News WASHINGTON, 14 August 2006 — The US government was closely involved in the planning of Israel’s military operations against Hezbollah even before the July 12 capture of two Israeli soldiers, The New Yorker magazine reported in its most recent issue.

A Pentagon consultant said the Wh >>>


      CIVILIAN CASUALTIES ‘UNACCEPTABLE’
      Arab News, 14-08-2006
      Agence France Presse GENEVA, 14 August 2006 — The International Committee of the Red Cross yesterday slammed the ongoing heavy civilian casualties in the conflict in Lebanon as «unacceptable.» «The ICRC has repeatedly expressed its concerns about insufficient precautions taken in attacks by the partie >>>


      COMBATANTS URGED TO RESPECT TRUCE
      Arab News, 14-08-2006
      Agence France Presse CAIRO, 14 August 2006 — Iran and Egypt called yesterday for a UN–backed truce between Israel and Hezbollah to be respected, hours before the cease–fire agreement secured by UN Secretary–General Kofi Annan was to come into effect.

Iran and Syria also expressed their suppor >>>


      FLOWER WEEK OFF TO A COLORFUL START
      Arab News, 14-08-2006
      K.T. Abdurabb, Arab News A flower carpet prepared by the Indian Association of Dubai. (AN photo) DUBAI, 14 August 2006 — The Flower Surprises Week, organized by the Dubai municipality, began on Thursday evening with a series of activities to entertain people. Natural flowers have been presented in myriad hues across Du >>>


      IRAN TELLS WEST NUKE PRESSURE WON’T WORK
      Arab News, 14-08-2006
      Reuters TEHRAN, 14 August 2006 — Iran said yesterday Western threats and pressure would not resolve a dispute over its atomic program but could push Tehran to review its nuclear policy.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi did not say what policy would be reviewed but President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has p >>>


      IRAQI FORCES SMASH PLOT AGAINST MALIKI’S FAMILY
      Arab News, 14-08-2006
      Ammar Karim, Agence France Presse BAGHDAD, 14 August 2006 — Iraqi and US troops hunting alleged kidnappers raided the Health Ministry yesterday, arresting five suspects as the embattled government stepped up its make–or–break battle against insurgent fighters.

The government also announced that it >>>


      ISRAEL INTENSIFIES PRE–TRUCE BLITZ
      Arab News, 14-08-2006
      Agencies Zein Al–Abedeen Zein, 12 , lies dead in the rubble of his destroyed house in the southern Lebanese village of Burj El–Shemali on Sunday following an Israeli airstrike overnight. (AFP) BEIRUT, 14 August 2006 — After a stormy debate yesterday, Israel’s Cabinet approved a Mideast cease–fire, agr >>>


      KASURI TO VISIT LEBANON
      Arab News, 14-08-2006
      Azhar Masood, Arab News ISLAMABAD, 14 August 2006 — Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri will visit Lebanon on Wednesday to express solidarity with the government of Lebanon. The foreign minister of Malaysia will accompany him. Malaysia is the current head of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OI >>>


      PML PARTY POLL ENDORSED AMID FISTFIGHT
      Arab News, 14-08-2006
      Arab News ISLAMABAD, 14 August 2006 — The ruling Pakistan Muslim League general council meet was marred by unpleasant incidents late Saturday as rival groups from Sindh exchanged blows with each other.

The clashes occurred in the presence of Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz, PML President Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, >>>


      SECURITY BOARD FORMED
      Arab News, 14-08-2006
      S.A.Ali, Arab News NEW DELHI, 14 August 2006 — India’s National Security Advisory Board (NSAB) was reconstituted with former Army Chief Gen. (retired) V.N. Sharma, former air force Chief S. Krishnaswami and former RAW head A.S. Dulat figuring in the key 1'–member organization. Former Atomic Energy Commission >>>


      THOUSANDS FLEE AFTER BSF, BDR EXCHANGE FIRE
      Arab News, 14-08-2006
      Imran Rahman & Agencies DHAKA, 14 August 2006 — People living in villages near Bangladesh’s border with India were fleeing due to intermittent exchange of fire between the forces of the two countries, sources said yesterday.

More than 20,000 residents were evacuated from border villages and thousands of ot >>>


      TROOPS STORM HOSPITALS IN WEST BANK RAIDS
      Arab News, 14-08-2006
      Hisham Abu Taha, Arab News GAZA CITY, 14 August 2006 — Israeli troops stormed three hospitals in pre–dawn raids yesterday in the West Bank city of Hebron and at the same time other troops swept into the Jenin refugee camp.

Security sources said that the Israeli soldiers broke into Alya, Al–Ahli and >>>


      UK POLICE FOILED FOUR MAJOR PLOTS, SAYS REID
      Arab News, 14-08-2006
      Mushtak Parker, Arab News LONDON, 14 August 2006 — British police are currently conducting more than 20 terror investigations involving radical young British–born Muslims across the country, and in the words of Home Secretary John Reid, they have thwarted «at least four major plots» since the July 7 a >>>


      ALL MISSING EGYPTIAN STUDENTS IN CUSTODY
      Washington Post, 14-08-2006
      WASHINGTON –– The last two of the 11 Egyptian exchange students who failed to show up at their college program were apprehended Sunday in Richmond, Va., customs officials said.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested Mohamed Saleh Ahmed Maray, 20, and Mohamed Ibrahim Fouaad El Shenawy, >>>


      ATTENTION TO LOCOMOTIVES‘ EMISSIONS RENEWED
      Washington Post, 14-08-2006
      A06 For years, government scientists who measure air pollution assumed that diesel locomotive engines were relatively clean and emitted far less health–threatening emissions than diesel trucks or other vehicles.

But not long ago, those scientists made a startling discovery: Because they had used faulty e >>>


      BIG–CITY TROUBLES MOVE TO PHOENIX
      Washington Post, 14-08-2006
      PHOENIX –– Like many of her neighbors, Janet Sperling moved to Phoenix from somewhere else –– in her case, Los Angeles. When her husband got a job offer at a high–tech firm, she said there wasn‘t even a debate about leaving California in the rearview mirror.

Sperling said sh >>>


      BRITAIN DOWNGRADES THREAT LEVEL STATUS
      Washington Post, 14-08-2006
      11:06 AM LONDON, Aug. 14 –– British authorities today lowered their assessment of the terrorist threat in Britain from "critical" to "severe," clearing the way for airports to lessen the stringent security measures that have caused hundreds of cancelled flights and lengthy delays for tra >>>


      CALIF. WILDFIRE DAMAGES POWER SUBSTATION
      Washington Post, 14-08-2006
      GORMAN, Calif. –– Fire crews fought back a blaze spreading through hillside brush early Monday after it temporarily closed a major freeway and knocked out electricity to more than 4,000 homes along the northern edge of Los Angeles County.

The blaze had scorched more than 5 1/2 square miles, or 3,60 >>>


      CAMPER WHO DIED REFUSED FOOD, CADETS SAY
      Washington Post, 14-08-2006
      MIAMI –– A 13–year–old cadet at a private military academy who died while camping at a state park refused food throughout the excursion, the father of two fellow cadets said Sunday.

Victor Jusino of Sunrise said his sons, ages ' and 10, told him the boy continuously threw away food >>>


      CANDIDATES PLAYING GAS PUMP POLITICS
      Washington Post, 14-08-2006
      MIAMISBURG, Ohio –– Mike Shteiwi pulled out the pump in disgust after buying just a few gallons of gas on a day when the price for a gallon of regular jumped a dime, to $3.0', in his southwest Ohio hometown.

"It‘s killing everybody," muttered Shteiwi, 54. "Whoever‘s i >>>


      CARROLL RECALLS PLEADING FOR QUICK DEATH
      Washington Post, 14-08-2006
      BOSTON –– At one of the most desperate moments of her captivity in Iraq, fearing she was about to be beheaded, reporter Jill Carroll pleaded with one of her captors for a quick death by pistol, saying: "I don‘t want the knife." In her first public account of her 82–day hostage ordeal, >>>


      CHICAGO SAYING AU REVOIR TO FOIE GRAS
      Washington Post, 14-08-2006
      CHICAGO –– These are dangerous times for waterfowl in Chicago. With the city‘s ban on foie gras _ a delicacy made of duck and goose liver _ days away from going into effect, upscale restaurants in the city are serving it up like never before. They‘ve put together special menus featuring it in co >>>


      CONDITION UPGRADED FOR SEPARATED TWINS
      Washington Post, 14-08-2006
      SALT LAKE CITY –– Doctors upgraded the condition of separated conjoined 4–year–old twins Sunday to serious but stable.

Kendra and Maliyah Herrin, who were born fused at the mid–torso, had been in critical condition since their separation in a 26–hour surgery that ended Aug. >>>


      CONFLICT OF INTEREST OR LEGITIMATE PUNDITRY? YOU DECIDE.
      Washington Post, 14-08-2006
      A Loop Fan writes: "Please explain to your readers how a government official who is paid by hard–earned taxpayer dollars is allowed to moonlight as a Republican mouthpiece on television." The anonymous inquiry included a photo of Labor Department deputy assistant secretary Karen Czarnecki appearing on F >>>


      FALLING CONCRETE KILLS 2 IN DALLAS
      Washington Post, 14-08-2006
      DALLAS –– Concrete debris fell 1' stories from a construction site Monday, killing a worker who was knocked into an excavation pit and a truck driver whose cab was crushed.

The concrete was knocked off the downtown building by a front–end loader on top of the Mercantile National Bank buil >>>


      GENETIC TESTING TO HELP ANGLERS, FISH
      Washington Post, 14-08-2006
      GOLD BEACH, Ore. –– The last time Scott Boley came home from salmon fishing, he had 17 fish to show for three days of work.

"That‘s pretty skimpy fishing," said Boley, the skipper of a salmon troller, a partner in the Fishermen Direct Seafood market and a member of the federal panel >>>


      L.A. BUSES COLLIDE, INJURING 11
      Washington Post, 14-08-2006
      LOS ANGELES –– Two transit buses collided on a downtown street early Monday, sending one bus barreling into the front of a parking garage. Eleven people were injured, two seriously, authorities said.

The crash involved two Metropolitan Transit Authority buses that collided near the Staples Center a >>>


      LAMONT DECRIES LIEBERMAN TERROR REMARKS
      Washington Post, 14-08-2006
      WASHINGTON –– Democratic Senate nominee Ned Lamont, the anti–war candidate who toppled Sen. Joe Lieberman in the Connecticut primary, says he was surprised by Lieberman and Vice President Dick Cheney‘s claims that his victory could embolden terrorists.

"My God, here we have a terro >>>


      MAN PLEADS INNOCENT IN VA. SLAYINGS OF 4
      Washington Post, 14-08-2006
      RICHMOND, Va. –– A man charged in the killing of a musician‘s family and suspected in a series of other crimes pleaded not guilty Monday as jury selection got under way in his trial.

Ricky Jovan Gray entered the not guilty pleas to multiple counts of capital murder in the New Year‘s Day >>>


      NATION IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 14-08-2006
      Fire at Overcrowded Indiana House Kills Four MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. –– A fire killed four people early Sunday in a house where about a dozen people lived, some of them bedding down in closets, the state fire marshal said.

The cause of the fire had not been determined. Witnesses reported that several p >>>


      OBITUARIES IN THE NEWS
      Washington Post, 14-08-2006
      –– Rufus Harley PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ Rufus Harley, who was billed as the world‘s first and only jazz bagpipe player, died Aug. 1 of prostate cancer. He was 70.

Harley played several instruments in his youth _ mostly the saxophone _ but decided to take up bagpipes after he saw television covera >>>


      OBITUARIES IN THE NEWS
      Washington Post, 14-08-2006
      –– Rufus Harley PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ Rufus Harley, who was billed as the world‘s first and only jazz bagpipe player, died Aug. 1 of prostate cancer. He was 70.

Harley played several instruments in his youth _ mostly the saxophone _ but decided to take up bagpipes after he saw television covera >>>



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