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      A SON ZÉNITH, LA CROISSANCE ALLEMANDE DÉPASSE CELLE DES ETATS–UNIS
      Le Temps, 15-08-2006
      STATISTIQUES. Au 2e trimestre, les investissements dans l‘industrie et le bâtiment ont galvanisé la premi';re économie de la zone euro. Le pays n‘avait pas connu semblable progression depuis 2001.

Pierre Rouchaléou, Berlin Mardi 15 ao$';t 2006 Le poids lourd de l& >>>


      ALEXANDRE BIARD–CHAUVET: LA VIE DEVANT LUI, ET DÉJŔ LIBÉRAL
      Le Temps, 15-08-2006
      VAUD. Le nouveau secrétaire des Jeunes libéraux vaudois a ŕ peine 15 ans et nourrit déjŕ de grandes ambitions.

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      ASILE: LA CAMPAGNE DU MALAISE
      Le Temps, 15-08-2006
      Editorial. Bernard Wuthrich Mardi 15 ao$';t 2006 Les partis de droite ont tenu parole. On ne les a plus entendus parler d‘une męme voix du droit d‘asile depuis leur conférence de presse commune du 4 juillet. Rien d‘étonnant ŕ cela: cette entente de façade masque mal le >>>


      AU SRI LANKA, LA «SALE GUERRE» PROVOQUE LA MORT DE 61 LYCÉENNES
      Le Temps, 15-08-2006
      REBELLION. Eclipsé par les événements du Liban, le conflit entre le gouvernement sri lankais et les Tigres tamouls se rappelle au monde par l‘escalade des attaques visant les civils.

Yves Petignat Mardi 15 ao$';t 2006 «En cas de violation des Conventions de Gen';ve, l& >>>


      BEDONIA RACHČTE L‘HORLOGER JURASSIEN SWIZA
      Le Temps, 15-08-2006
      PENDULETTES. Le montant de l‘opération n‘a pas été divulgué mais les 43 employés sont repris.

Bastien Buss Mardi 15 ao$';t 2006 La holding jurassienne Bedonia s‘est emparée de l‘horloger delémontain Swiza pour un montant qui n‘a pas transp >>>


      CHRISTINA AGUILERA, RÉTRO INSPIRÉE
      Le Temps, 15-08-2006
      MUSIQUE. La chanteuse au passé sulfureux revient, apr';s quatre ans d‘absence, avec le double album «Back to basics». Vingt–trois titres apaisés, qui rendent hommage au jazz et au blues des années 20, 30 et 40.

Lola Ogunnaike, New York Mardi 15 ao$';t 2006 >>>


      CIVIC IMA, L‘AUTRE AUTOMOBILE MI–ESSENCE MI–ÉLECTRIQUE
      Le Temps, 15-08-2006
      HYBRIDE. Concurrente de la Toyota Prius, la petite Honda est moins ch';re et techniquement moins compliquée.

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      COMMENT DES PLONGEURS AMATEURS ONT DOUBLÉ LA POLICE Ŕ LA RECHERCHE D‘UN AVION ENGLOUTI
      Le Temps, 15-08-2006
      NEUCHATEL. L‘aéronef était sous séquestre: les plongeurs seront–ils inquiétés pour s‘en ętre approchés?

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      DAN FLAVIN ET SES ILLUMINATIONS DE SÉMINARISTE DÉFROQUÉ
      Le Temps, 15-08-2006
      EXPO. Le Musée d‘art moderne de la Ville de Paris restitue la force et le souffle du minimaliste américain.

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      DES SCULPTURES MISES AU VERT ENTRE CIEL ET TERRE
      Le Temps, 15-08-2006
      PLEIN AIR. L‘Association des galeries bernoises expose quarante śuvres dans un parc.

Philippe Mathonnet, Muri Mardi 15 ao$';t 2006 De petites silhouettes en verre acrylique, qui virevoltent sur un câble comme des funambules (de Hilda Straub). Des prismes en tôle, agrippés comme >>>


      DÉNONCEZ LES VRAIS RESPONSABLES!
      Le Temps, 15-08-2006
      David Joory, Gen';ve Mardi 15 ao$';t 2006 Je dois dire que j‘ai été extręmement choqué par votre éditorial du 11 ao$';t.

Tout votre article tient, en filigrane, Blair et Bush pour responsables de ce qui aurait pu se passer, et qui heureusement a été >>>


      IMMIGRÉES, RÉFUGIÉES ET SUISSESSES
      Le Temps, 15-08-2006
      Dénoncez les vrais responsables! COURRIER DES LECTEURS Le Temps I Article Immigrées, réfugiées et Suissesses Martine Sumi–Viret, Gen';ve Mardi 15 ao$';t 2006 Au mépris de l‘art. 8 al. 1 de notre Constitution fédérale qui affirme que tous les ętres humai >>>


      JARDINS SUSPENDUS (2/6). A LAUSANNE, CÔTÉ TROPIQUES
      Le Temps, 15-08-2006
      Ancien directeur adjoint du Service lausannois des parcs et promenades, Klaus Holzhausen a concentré ses talents sur une terrasse toute en longueur au–dessus d‘Ouchy.

Sylvie Arsever Mardi 15 ao$';t 2006 Au début, il y a eu les deux cypr';s pour encadrer la terrasse, toute e >>>


      JEUNES RADICAUX: «NON AU RACKET POUR L‘AVS!»
      Le Temps, 15-08-2006
      VOTATION. Campagne contre l‘initiative COSA. La lecture de ce texte (815 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne. S‘abonner ŕ l‘édition en ligne pour 16 CHF par mois. Permet de consulter tous les articles du jour, les éditions PDF et ePaper et de pro >>>


      KIOSQUE. COLČRE, MAIS AUSSI SOULAGEMENT EN ISRAËL
      Le Temps, 15-08-2006
      Commentant l‘issue de la guerre, la presse refl';te le vif débat démocratique qui traverse l‘Etat hébreu.

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      L‘HISTOIRE. LA BANQUE MONDIALE PREND UN TICKET AU KENYA
      Le Temps, 15-08-2006
      L‘histoire. Alain Campiotti, New York Mardi 15 ao$';t 2006 Paul Wolfowitz est reparti en guerre: contre la corruption qui ronge le développement. L‘ex–No2 du Pentagone, devenu président de la Banque mondiale, vient d‘ajouter une arme ŕ la panoplie de sa nouvelle campagne: u >>>


      L‘ORIGINE DES ATTENTATS DE BAGDAD CRÉE LA POLÉMIQUE
      Le Temps, 15-08-2006
      IRAK. Les explosions de dimanche qui ont fait 57 morts sont «accidentelles», selon la coalition.

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      LA BOURSE SUISSE. CAP DES 7‘'00 FRANCHI
      Le Temps, 15-08-2006
      FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article Cap des 7‘'00 franchi La Bourse suisse.

Anker Bank Mardi 15 ao$';t 2006 Le marché suisse a vécu un bon début de semaine, soulagé par la détente géopolitique au Moyen–Orient oů le cessez–le–feu est pour l& >>>


      LA CAISSE DE PENSION DE RIETER SE DÉFEND D‘AVOIR LÉSÉ SES ASSURÉS
      Le Temps, 15-08-2006
      PLACEMENT. L‘institut de prévoyance du groupe industriel a fait gagner 1,7 million de francs ŕ ses membres en vendant ses actions Swissfirst ŕ cette banque pour qu‘elle fusionne avec Bellevue.

Thomas Thöni, Zurich Mardi 15 ao$';t 2006 La caisse de pension Rieter se dé >>>


      LA CAMPAGNE SUR L‘ASILE DANS SA PHASE DÉCISIVE
      Le Temps, 15-08-2006
      De gauche ŕ droite: Bruno Frick ((PDC), Fulvio Pelli (PRD) et Ueli Maurer (UDC). Photo: Keystone VOTATIONS. Entre le soutien de l‘UDC, du PDC et des radicaux, toute une gamme de nuances.

Denis Masmejan Mardi 15 ao$';t 2006 La campagne en vue des votations du 24 septembre sur l‘asile et >>>


      LA GÉOTHERMIE ATTISE L‘INTÉRĘT DES COLLECTIVITÉS
      Le Temps, 15-08-2006
      SUISSE. A Bâle, un projet d‘installation géothermique commerciale se poursuit avec succ';s. Le forage vient d‘atteindre les 2600 m';tres de profondeur.

Le reste de la Suisse garde un śil attentif sur les résultats bâlois et d‘autres régions se tie >>>


      LA MENACE TERRORISTE PERSISTE AU ROYAUME–UNI
      Le Temps, 15-08-2006
      ATTENTATS. Le complot déjoué ŕ Londres n‘était que la pointe de l‘iceberg. La lecture de ce texte (4046 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      LA NATI SUR UN AIR DE CALMES RETROUVAILLES
      Le Temps, 15-08-2006
      FOOTBALL. L‘équipe de Suisse reprend le collier mercredi soir au Liechtenstein. Avec cette affiche anodine débute une grande aventure qui s‘ach';vera lors de l‘Euro, en juin 2008.

Simon Meier, Bad Ragaz Mardi 15 ao$';t 2006 On appelle ça remettre l‘ouvrage >>>


      LA PETITE HISTOIRE DES GRANDES SÉRIES TV (2/6). ANNÉES 60: «BONJOUR CHEZ VOUS!»
      Le Temps, 15-08-2006
      Męme si les Américains lancent quelques poids lourds tels que «Star Trek», la décennie est dominée par l‘audace des productions anglaises.

Nicolas Dufour Mardi 15 ao$';t 2006 Le choc viendra le 2' septembre 1'67. En attendant, en ce début des année >>>


      LA POLOGNE S‘INDIGNE DE L‘EXPOSITION Ŕ BERLIN SUR LES EXPULSIONS FORCÉES
      Le Temps, 15-08-2006
      POLEMIQUE. Le premier ministre polonais voit dans la manifestation «une tentative de relativiser l‘histoire de la Seconde Guerre mondiale».

Antoine Jacob, Berlin, Le Monde Mardi 15 ao$';t 2006 Cet article n‘est pas disponible sur notre site internet. Ses droits d‘auteur son >>>


      LES MÉCHANTS (16). WOLAND, FIGURE DE LA LIBERTÉ CRÉATRICE SOUS STALINE
      Le Temps, 15-08-2006
      Elisabeth Chardon Mardi 15 ao$';t 2006 Peut–on impunément envoyer tout au diable? C‘est ce que songeait ŕ faire Berlioz – pas le compositeur mais son homonyme, du Maître et Marguerite de Boulgakov, quand «l‘air br$';lant se condensa devant lui, et prit rapidement la >>>


      PANOPLIE 06. POUR LA RENTRÉE (2/5). LA PATTE DE BEN
      Le Temps, 15-08-2006
      Panoplie 06. Pour la rentrée (2/5). Bertrand Maréchal Mardi 15 ao$';t 2006 Le cahier tagué «Respectez–moi» et l‘agenda qui affirme «Je ne suis pas fashion» ont imposé l‘humour décalé dans les fournitures scolaires en deux ans ŕ peine.>>>


      PARIS ET FRANCFORT POURRAIENT PROFITER DES DÉBOIRES DE HEATHROW
      Le Temps, 15-08-2006
      TRANSPORT AERIEN. Un tiers des vols ŕ partir du grand aéroport londonien ont été annulés lundi, malgré un début de relâchement des mesures de sécurité en vigueur depuis cinq jours.

Jean–Louis Richard Mardi 15 ao$';t 2006 L‘annulation d‘ >>>


      QU‘AVEZ–VOUS APPRIS Ŕ L‘ÉCOLE? MILENA MOSER
      Le Temps, 15-08-2006
      Auteure alémanique, 43 ans. Dernier roman: Yoga, meurtres, etc. Albertine Bourget Mardi 15 ao$';t 2006

–Quelles étaient vos branches fortes? –Les langues, la rédaction. –Vos branches cauchemar? –Tout le reste, mais surtout les maths et la gym. –

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      QUESTIONS Ŕ LAURENCE MERMOD. «POUR ÉVITER LES MORSURES, IL FAUDRAIT INTERDIRE TOUS LES CHIENS Ŕ GENČVE»
      Le Temps, 15-08-2006
      Questions ŕ Laurence Mermod, vétérinaire ŕ l‘Office cantonal vétérinaire de Gen';ve.

Propos recueillis par Sandra Moro Mardi 15 ao$';t 2006 Spécialiste des épizooties et du bétail, Laurence Mermod est provisoirement chargée du dossier sur l >>>


      REPČRE. ROME, ÉTERNEL PATRIOTISME ÉCONOMIQUE
      Le Temps, 15-08-2006
      Rep';re. Frédéric Leli';vre Mardi 15 ao$';t 2006 L‘Italie a changé de gouvernement, mais pas de convictions. Lundi, Antonio Di Pietro a de nouveau déclaré qu‘il s‘opposait au rapprochement d‘Autostrade avec Abertis. Le ministre des Infrastructures >>>


      ROBERT K'6;PPELI, RENIFLEUR DE PAYSAGE
      Le Temps, 15-08-2006
      BEAUX–ARTS. Dessins tissés au crayon. La lecture de ce texte (222' caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      SAVEURS DU FRAN'';AIS. BABINES, LČVRES PENDANTES
      Le Temps, 15-08-2006
      Saveurs du français. Nicolas Dufour Mardi 15 ao$';t 2006 Le mot est connu, mais, aujourd‘hui, c‘est une expression qui retient notre attention. Au Québec, «se faire aller les babines» signifie pérorer, causer sans fin. Une amusante déclinaison des babines, les l >>>


      SOUS LES FEUX DE LA CRITIQUE, EHOUD OLMERT TIRE UN BILAN DES OPÉRATIONS AU LIBAN
      Le Temps, 15-08-2006
      Des soldats israéliens sont de retour du Sud–Liban. Photo: Keystone PROCHE–ORIENT. Le premier ministre israélien s‘est exprimé devant la Knesset.

Pour lui, «l‘équilibre stratégique de la région a changé en défaveur du Hezbollah». Pour >>>


      TOUT SAVOIR SUR SON VOISIN GR'4;CE Ŕ INTERNET
      Le Temps, 15-08-2006
      VIE PRIVEE. Aux Etats–Unis, le site Intelius.com prosp';re en vendant des données personnelles, obtenues grâce aux croisements de fichiers. Tout y passe: mariage, revenu, valeur du bien immobilier, casier judiciaire...

Nicole Pénicaut Mardi 15 ao$';t 2006 Chaque mois, 30 mil >>>


      TRANSMETTRE, DIT–ELLE
      Le Temps, 15-08-2006
      DOMINIQUE LAURE MIERMONT. Traductrice française – et passionnée – de la journaliste baroudeuse Annemarie Schwarzenbach.

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      UNE FEMME Ŕ LA TĘTE DE PEPSICO
      Le Temps, 15-08-2006
      BOISSONS. Indra Nooyi va devenir directrice générale du groupe. La Tribune Mardi 15 ao$';t 2006 Cet article n‘est pas disponible sur notre site internet. Ses droits d‘auteur sont propriété du journal La Tribune (http://www.latribune.fr). Notre service abonnements (abo@letemps.ch) >>>


      VIVRE AVEC LE SIDA DEPUIS VINGT ANS: TÉMOIGNAGE BOULEVERSANT
      Le Temps, 15-08-2006
      COMBAT. Depuis dimanche, Toronto accueille la 16e conférence internationale sur le virus.

Le Temps Mardi 15 ao$';t 2006 «Je le revois encore aujourd‘hui. M‘annoncer ce qu‘il avait ŕ m‘annoncer, c‘était annoncer ma mort.» Cette mort, Gérard l& >>>


      «J‘AI ACCOMPLI MA MEILLEURE DEMI–SAISON»
      Le Temps, 15-08-2006
      INTERVIEW. Roger Federer juge que sa rivalité avec Rafael Nadal fait le plus grand bien au tennis.

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      «LES AUTRES ONT EU UNE VIE, MOI, J‘AI EU LE SIDA»
      Le Temps, 15-08-2006
      La 16e Conférence de Toronto fait actuellement le point sur la lutte contre le sida. De son côté, «Le Temps» a recueilli le témoignage poignant de Gérard, qui vit depuis vingt ans avec cette maladie. Photo: Keystone Gérard avait 26 ans quand il a appris qu‘il était séroposi >>>


      «LES PRODUITS D‘EXPORTATION SUISSES SONT BON MARCHÉ POUR LES CLIENTS ALLEMANDS»
      Le Temps, 15-08-2006
      Bedonia rach';te l‘horloger jurassien Swiza Paris et Francfort pourraient profiter des déboires de Heathrow ECONOMIE Le Temps I Economie I Article «Les produits d‘exportation suisses sont bon marché pour les clients allemands» CONJONCTURE. Pour Jean–Pierre Béguelin, >>>


      ALJ TAXIS GIVEN UNIFORM NUMBER
      Arab News, 15-08-2006
      Arab News JEDDAH, 15 August 2006 — The Traffic Administration in conjunction with the Transport Ministry has allocated the number 800 for all taxi cars operating under the ALJ Community Program recently. The traffic department made the move after studying the details of the nonprofit taxi–ownership program introd >>>


      BMG SAUDI INDEX LAUNCHED
      Arab News, 15-08-2006
      Arab News JEDDAH, 15 August 2006 — BMG Financial Advisors (BMG) yesterday announced the creation of BMG Saudi Index, with investability, total return index and liquidity as its main features.

BMG has invested fully in the development of this index to benefit the Saudi investment community by adopting a consist >>>


      NAS TO LAUNCH LOW–BUDGET REGIONAL CARRIER
      Arab News, 15-08-2006
      Hasan Hatrash, Arab News JEDDAH, 15 August 2006 — National Air Services (NAS), the regional private aviation services company in the Middle East, intends to launch a low–cost carrier in Saudi Arabia as part of its business development strategy, according to a high company official. The fully Saudi–owned com >>>


      RED SEA IPO OVERSUBSCRIBED
      Arab News, 15-08-2006
      Raid Qusti, Arab News RIYADH, 15 August 2006 — The Red Sea Housing Services Company’s initial public offering was oversubscribed on the second day of its public offering.

A total of 213,042 applications for shares were received until noon yesterday according to the company.

As of yesterday, subscriber >>>


      ANSWERING PRAYERS AND FASTING WHILE TRAVELING
      Arab News, 15-08-2006
      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 >>>


      DOING EVERYTHING IN THE RIGHT MANNER AND FOR THE BEST PURPOSE
      Arab News, 15-08-2006
      Adil Salahi, Arab News Some people are keen on following the Prophet’s (peace be upon him) example in every detail of his life, to the extent that they would not do something unless they have first ascertained how the Prophet did it. This is no doubt a commendable attitude, because the Prophet did every thing in the ri >>>


      ENDURING A LIFE FULL OF HARDSHIP
      Arab News, 15-08-2006
      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, 15-08-2006
      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 >>>


      REWARD FOR READING THE QUR’AN
      Arab News, 15-08-2006
      Adil Salahi, Arab News Q. I read in your column that reward for reading the Qur’an only applies to reading it in Arabic. Could you please explain your answer, and whether it means that we should not read the Qur’an in translation.

Ayaz A. Reading the Qur’an earns a generous reward from God, because the Qur’an >>>


      THE TEST COULD TAKE MANY FORMS
      Arab News, 15-08-2006
      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 >>>


      WOMEN IN ISLAMIC SOCIETY — 1: ENSURING THAT LIFE IS PUT BACK ON AN EASY COURSE
      Arab News, 15-08-2006
      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 >>>


      120 FOREIGN BEGGARS ARRESTED IN RAIDS
      Arab News, 15-08-2006
      Saeed Al–Abyad, Arab News JEDDAH, 15 August 2006 — Passport Department officials of the Makkah Region arrested 120 foreign beggars in raids at several houses in south Jeddah yesterday.

The beggars, whose ages ranged from seven to 70, were of various nationalities and a good number of them were physically >>>


      '6 UNPAID WORKERS PROMISED BACK PAY
      Arab News, 15-08-2006
      Javid Hassan, Arab News Seven representatives of the '6 unpaid workers at the Kanal Corporation.

(Arab News photo by Abdullah Ateeq) RIYADH, 15 August 2006 — As many as '6 Indian employees of Riyadh–based Kanal Corporation have been promised three months’ salaries in back payments following a rep >>>


      ANTI–ISLAM MEDIA BIAS TO BE TACKLED BY OIC
      Arab News, 15-08-2006
      P.K. Abdul Ghafour, Arab News JEDDAH, 15 August 2006 — Information ministers from the 57–member Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) will meet in Jeddah on Sept. '–11 to work out a strategy to confront anti–Islamic media coverage.

The ministers are expected to discuss ways and mea >>>


      DAMMAM CRACKS DOWN ON DANGEROUS GAMES
      Arab News, 15-08-2006
      Arab News DAMMAM, 15 August 2006 — The Dammam Civil Defense has banned games deemed unsafe in amusement parks. The civil defense will hold a meeting with the owners of the amusement cities shortly to discuss the ways to stop the frequent accidents to which children are being exposed in amusement parks, an official of t >>>


      HEROIC RESISTANCE ENERGIZES ARAB STREET
      Arab News, 15-08-2006
      Siraj Wahab, Arab News JEDDAH, 15 August 2006 — The Lebanese resistance’s month–long stand against the region’s mightiest army has earned it praise in the Arab world and raised hopes of a possible change in pro–Israeli Western policies. It has energized the Arab street and is being viewed as a cause for cel >>>


      KINGDOM FIRST TO USE TYPHOON JETS
      Arab News, 15-08-2006
      Arab News JEDDAH, 15 August 2006 — Saudi Arabia will be among the first countries to use Typhoon military aircraft in the world, Prince Khaled ibn Sultan, assistant minister of defense and aviation for military affairs, announced yesterday.

Addressing top military commanders and officers at King Faisal Air Bas >>>


      KINGDOM WARNS AGAINST LINKING ISLAM WITH FASCISM
      Arab News, 15-08-2006
      P.K. Abdul Ghafour, Arab News JEDDAH, 15 August 2006 — Saudi Arabia yesterday warned against linking Muslims with terrorism and fascism without considering the history of Islamic civilization. Referring to a recent statement by US President George W.

Bush branding Muslim extremists as «Islamic fascists,& >>>


      MUSHARRAF CONFERS HILAL–E–PAKISTAN ON PRINCE SULTAN
      Arab News, 15-08-2006
      Azhar Masood, Arab News Crown Prince Sultan ISLAMABAD, 15 August 2006 — President Gen. Pervez Musharraf conferred the Hilal–e–Pakistan upon Crown Prince Sultan on Pakistan’s 60th Independence Day.

According to a press release, President Musharraf also conferred the Hilal–e–Pakistan upon >>>


      SAUDI WOMAN ECSTATIC OVER PERMISSION TO ‘MARRY OUT’
      Arab News, 15-08-2006
      Arab News MAKKAH, 15 August 2006 — A court here ruled in favor of a Saudi woman seeking to marry a non–Saudi, causing the forty–something woman to emit thrilling cries of bliss that echoed through the chamber, the daily Al–Madinah reported yesterday. The woman, who had been petitioning the court to pe >>>


      UNCLE JAMAN DEFIES RICH SAUDI STEREOTYPE
      Arab News, 15-08-2006
      Hasan Hatrash, Arab News Uncle Jaman rummaging through the trash for some hidden treasures. (Arab News photo by Hasan Hatrash) JEDDAH, 15 August 2006 — In a country often portrayed as a land of rich Arab sheikhs living behind walled villas, driving European luxury sedans and taking frequent trips to Europe, Uncle Jaman >>>


      USING FEMININE WILES TO GET A DISCOUNT
      Arab News, 15-08-2006
      Samir Al–Saadi, Arab News JEDDAH, 15 August 2006 — In a society where men rarely interact directly with members of the opposite sex, Saudi women use their feminine wiles to get what they want when shopping — be it cutting themselves a good discount or walking out of a shop with something in hand FOC, free of char >>>


      YOUNG MAN LEARNS THAT FARMING IS NOT CUT OUT FOR EVERYONE
      Arab News, 15-08-2006
      Arab News DAHRAN AL–JANOUB, 15 August 2006 — A young Saudi farmer had a dream of becoming rich. The one major roadblock to his Midas desires was his stupidity and superstition, according to a report in the daily Al–Watan yesterday.

Instead of socking away his savings — thus adhering to the best str >>>


      ABBAS, HANIYEH SET TO DISCUSS COALITION GOVT
      Arab News, 15-08-2006
      Hisham Abu Taha, Arab News GAZA CITY, 15 August 2006 — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh were due to meet in Gaza to discuss developments in the region including the proposed formation of a «national unity government,» a spokesman said.

Calls for the dissolution >>>


      ALL MISSING EGYPTIAN STUDENTS IN CUSTODY
      Arab News, 15-08-2006
      Galal Fakkar, Arab News WASHINGTON/JEDDAH, 15 August 2006 — 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.

«None of the students is considered a terrorism risk,» official said. Immigr >>>


      ARAB FOREIGN MINISTERS TO DISCUSS AID FOR LEBANON ON SUNDAY
      Arab News, 15-08-2006
      Agencies CAIRO, 15 August 2006 — Arab League foreign ministers will hold an extraordinary meeting on Sunday in Cairo to discuss ways to help Lebanon rebuild after the end of hostilities, the organization announced yesterday.

«The Arab League will put into place a global plan to help Lebanon, in consultat >>>


      FRAGILE TRUCE TAKES HOLD
      Arab News, 15-08-2006
      Agencies Displaced Lebanese people carry their personal belongings as they walk past men carrying pictures of Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah following the UN–brokered cease–fire in Beirut’s southern suburbs on Monday. (AFP) BEIRUT, 15 August 2006 — A UN–brokered cease–fire aimed at silencing >>>


      FRESH CARNAGE WIDENS IRAQ DIVIDE
      Arab News, 15-08-2006
      Jay Deshmukh, Agence France Presse BAGHDAD, 15 August 2006 — The death toll from a series of massive explosions in a crowded Baghdad neighborhood climbed to 57 yesterday, amid controversy over the cause of the blasts.

While the US military blamed an accident on a gas main for the disaster, Iraqi authorities in >>>


      HEZBOLLAH CLAIMS ‘HISTORIC VICTORY’
      Arab News, 15-08-2006
      Agencies Hezbollah supporters wave the Lebanese flag and hold a placard showing their leader Hassan Nasrallah and an Arabic slogan «Victory from God» as they return home to Beirut on Monday. (EPA) BEIRUT, 15 August 2006 — Hezbollah chief Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah said yesterday his fighters had achieved a &la >>>


      HIGH SECURITY AHEAD OF AUG. 15 FUNCTIONS
      Arab News, 15-08-2006
      Nilofar Suhrawardy & S.A. Ali, Arab News NEW DELHI, 15 August 2006 — Security across the nation was tightened yesterday and anti–terrorist forces deployed at key facilities like nuclear plants and railway stations ahead of the Independence Day celebrations today, following reports that militants were planning >>>


      MANILA ASKS RECRUITMENT AGENCIES TO HELP EVACUATE FILIPINO WORKERS FROM LEBANON
      Arab News, 15-08-2006
      Julie Javellana–Santos, Arab News MANILA, 15 August 2006 — In a bid to hasten the repatriation of Filipinos in Lebanon, the Philippine government said yesterday it is now seeking help of recruitment agencies concerned both in the country and in Lebanon.

«We have directed the local recruitment agenc >>>


      PAK ENVOY SURVIVES SRI LANKA BLAST
      Arab News, 15-08-2006
      Mohammed Rasooldeen, Arab News COLOMBO, 15 August 2006 — Pakistan’s high commissioner here escaped unhurt when a powerful bomb exploded yesterday on his country’s independence day as Tamil Tiger rebels accused the Sri Lanka government of bombing an orphanage and killing 61 schoolgirls amid ferocious battles elsewhere.< >>>


      PAKISTAN MARKS INDEPENDENCE DAY
      Arab News, 15-08-2006
      Azhar Masood & Huma Aamir Malik, Arab News ISLAMABAD/KARACHI, 15 August 2006 — Pakistan celebrated its 60th Independence Day amid tight security to avoid any unpleasant incident. The day began with a 31–gun salute in the federal capital and 21–gun salute in the provincial capitals. Special prayers were >>>


      RECORD RAINS CAUSE HAVOC IN BHOPAL; 13 DIE
      Arab News, 15-08-2006
      Pervez Bari, Arab News BHOPAL, 15 August 2006 — Record rains in Bhopal and adjoining areas since last night have brought trails of untold miseries to the citizens here and claimed 13 lives.

Nine others have been reported missing with hundreds of cattle perishing in the flashflood. In the incessant rain, proper >>>


      UK TERROR ALERT DOWNGRADED, BAN ON HAND BAGS LIFTED
      Arab News, 15-08-2006
      Mushtak Parker, Arab News LONDON, 15 August 2006 — Britain yesterday downgraded the terror threat to the country from the highest alert level «critical» to «severe», five days after police last Thursday foiled an alleged bomb plot by suspected British Muslim militants to blow up nine trans&ndash >>>


      60 PUPPIES PERISH IN MASS. TRAILER FIRE
      Washington Post, 15-08-2006
      LOWELL, Mass. –– A trailer carrying dozens of puppies to Northeast pet stores caught fire just off an interstate, killing all of the estimated 60 dogs inside, authorities said.

The driver first noticed smoke coming from his trailer just before 5 p.m. Monday, state police said. He pulled over, and t >>>


      ADS COMING TO TEXBOOKS
      Washington Post, 15-08-2006
      –– Textbook prices are soaring into the hundreds of dollars, but in some courses this fall, students won‘t pay a dime. The catch: Their textbooks will have ads for companies including FedEx Kinko‘s and Pura Vida coffee.

Selling ad space keeps newspapers, magazines, Web sites and televis >>>


      ALASKA TROOPS GLUM THEY WON‘T BE HOME
      Washington Post, 15-08-2006
      ANCHORAGE, Alaska –– Staff Sgt. Brian Bock learned a mere two hours before boarding a flight for home that his tour in Iraq had been extended at least four months.

He may not have made it back to Alaska _ but many of his belongings did. The boxes the 172nd Stryker Brigade officer had mailed home in >>>


      ANGRY WOMAN GETS REVENGE AT MCDONALD‘S
      Washington Post, 15-08-2006
      ATHENS, Ga. –– Police have been looking for a disgruntled McDonald‘s customer who ran into two other customers with her car after a dispute over who was next in line.

Melinda Ann Thomas, 34, and Linda Ann Thomas, 51, were standing in a crowded line around 8:30 a.m. Saturday as they waited to >>>


      BUSH WARNS THAT TERRORISTS HAVE THE ADVANTAGE
      Washington Post, 15-08-2006
      1:26 PM President Bush said today the government is doing "everything in our power to protect" the American people from another terrorist attack but warned again that terrorists have the advantage when attacking the United States.

"They‘ve got to be right one time," Bush said at the N >>>


      CHICAGO SCHOOLS LOSE DESEGREGATION RULES
      Washington Post, 15-08-2006
      CHICAGO –– After a quarter century, a judge has released portions of Chicago Public Schools‘ desegregation plan from federal oversight.

In a decree issued Monday, U.S. District Judge Charles Kocoras eliminated a set of spending and reporting requirements from the original 1'80 agreement c >>>


      CONCERNS RAISED OVER LAS VEGAS SHOOTINGS
      Washington Post, 15-08-2006
      LAS VEGAS –– Police here insist it‘s not their fault. They say criminals in America‘s famously anything–goes city are getting more brazen, and officers have had no choice but to shoot 21 people so far this year.

Eleven people have died in police confrontations in 2006. By comparis >>>


      CORRECTION: AUG. 14 FOIE–GRAS–FAREWELL
      Washington Post, 15-08-2006
      CHICAGO –– In an Aug. 14 story about the ban on foie gras in Chicago, The Associated Press misstated the first name of the chef at Everest, a restaurant in Chicago. The chef‘s name is Jean Joho, not John Joho.
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      FBI: NO TERROR GROUPS IN CELL PHONE CASE
      Washington Post, 15-08-2006
      CARO, Mich. –– The FBI said Monday it had no information to indicate that the three Texas men arrested with about 1,000 cell phones in their van had any direct connection to known terrorist groups.

Also, a prosecutor in a separate Ohio case said he can‘t prove a terrorism link to two men arre >>>


      FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TAKES CONTROL OF A HUGE CROSS
      Washington Post, 15-08-2006
      A gigantic cross in San Diego that has been the focus of a 17–year court battle became the property of the federal government yesterday with President Bush‘s signature.

Supporters hope the legislation enabling the federal government to purchase the Mount Soledad Veterans Memorial –– fea >>>


      FLORIDA SENATOR FOUND GUILTY OF THEFT
      Washington Post, 15-08-2006
      ORLANDO, Fla. –– A state senator was found guilty Monday on charges that he misused taxpayer money by having state employees work to support his re–election campaign in 2004.

The jury deliberated about three hours before finding Gary Siplin, a Democrat, guilty of third–degree grand thef >>>


      HUNDREDS OF COMMUTERS STUCK ON NY TRAINS
      Washington Post, 15-08-2006
      FREEPORT, N.Y. –– Hundreds of commuters were stranded on their trains for hours Monday when a loose tarp blown from a nearby water tower knocked power lines onto the tracks.

Seven Long Island Rail Road trains were stalled. Two, carrying about 600 passengers, were pulled by rescue engines to the nea >>>


      IN ALASKA, SURPRISE RESISTANCE TO MINE
      Washington Post, 15-08-2006
      By Adam ClymerSpecial to The Washington PostTuesday, August 15, 2006; A03 KEYS POINT, Alaska –– There‘s a very expensive project in Alaska, and Ted Stevens is against it.

Really. The staunch advocate of the Bridge to Nowhere calls the Pebble Mine, a potential $250 billion copper, gold and mol >>>


      JUDGE WON‘T POSTPONE N.C. EXECUTION
      Washington Post, 15-08-2006
      RALEIGH, N.C. –– A judge refused Tuesday to postpone the execution of an inmate who wants 45 of his relatives to witness his death, far more than would fit in the witness room.

Attorneys for Samuel Flippen had asked Wake County Superior Court Judge J.B. Allen to delay his execution while the courts >>>


      KATRINA VICTIMS BLAMED FOR HOUSTON CRIME
      Washington Post, 15-08-2006
      HOUSTON –– A letter to inmate No. 1352'51 and a cell phone bill for $76.63, both found in a soggy New Orleans duplex ruined by Hurricane Katrina, led Louisiana bounty hunter James Martin to Texas. Again.

It marked the seventh time since Katrina that Martin, whose pursuit of bail jumpers often b >>>


      KATRINA VICTIMS BLAMED FOR HOUSTON CRIME
      Washington Post, 15-08-2006
      HOUSTON –– A letter to inmate No. 1352'51 and a cell phone bill for $76.63, both found in a soggy New Orleans duplex ruined by Hurricane Katrina, led Louisiana bounty hunter James Martin to Texas. Again.

It marked the seventh time since Katrina that Martin, whose pursuit of bail jumpers often b >>>


      MAN PLEADS NOT GUILTY IN VA. SLAYINGS
      Washington Post, 15-08-2006
      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 >>>


      MICH. OFFICIALS HOLD 3 ON TERROR CHARGES DESPITE FBI VIEW
      Washington Post, 15-08-2006
      CARO, Mich., Aug. 14 –– Terrorism charges against two groups of Arab Americans arrested with hundreds of prepaid cell phones teetered in Michigan and collapsed in Ohio on Monday as authorities said they lacked evidence that the men intended to use the phones to commit criminal acts.

Ohio authoritie >>>


      MOM JAILED AFTER COCAINE FOUND IN CHILD
      Washington Post, 15-08-2006
      HILLSBORO, Ohio –– A woman who authorities said has a 1–year–old daughter who tested positive for cocaine remained in jail Monday night on a child endangerment charge.

Amber Jackson, 18, of Paint Township, was arrested Aug. 10 after a medical test determined the child tested positive fo >>>


      MOM TO BE RETRIED IN BABY‘S METH DEATH
      Washington Post, 15-08-2006
      CORONA, Calif. –– A woman accused of breast–feeding her son methamphetamine–laced milk will be retried a third time on a murder charge, a judge ruled Monday.

"It was abundantly clear to the court that the cause of death of the victim was due to methamphetamine intoxication," R >>>


      NATION IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 15-08-2006
      FEMA‘s Gulf Trailers Share Locks and Keys FEMA will replace locks on trailers used by Gulf Coast hurricane victims after discovering the same key could open many of the mobile homes.

One locksmith cut only 50 kinds of keys for trailers sold to FEMA, officials said yesterday. That means, in a worst– >>>


      NEW ORLEANS MAYOR HALTS LANDFILL DUMPING
      Washington Post, 15-08-2006
      NEW ORLEANS –– Mayor Ray Nagin on Monday ordered waste haulers to stop depositing debris in a controversial landfill opened after Hurricane Katrina, a move state regulators said could delay the battered city‘s cleanup by more than a year.

City officials said the emergency authorization allowi >>>


      NORTHERN NEVADANS DON‘T WANT TO GAMBLE WITH THEIR WATER
      Washington Post, 15-08-2006
      WHITE PINE COUNTY, Nev. –– Las Vegas is a parched desert city in a four–year drought, with new residents pouring in at a rate of at least 5,000 per month. So water officials plan to tap a great system of aquifers that form underground lakes in a swath across Nevada, some of them hundreds of miles away >>>


      PALM SPRING PROSTITUTION RING BUSTED
      Washington Post, 15-08-2006
      RIVERSIDE, Calif. –– Two Israeli nationals were arrested on suspicion of running a massive Palm Springs prostitution ring that employed more than 240 women in several Western states and generated millions of dollars, authorities said.

The men operated Elite Entertainment, which posed as an escort s >>>



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