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      DRIVERS ON CELLS LINKED TO CRASHES
      Kathimerin, 17-08-2006
      Distracted drivers talking on their cell phones were responsible for almost half of the deaths on Greek roads between August 11 and 15, traffic police said yesterday.

During the five–day period, 10 of the 21 people who died in car crashes around Greece lost their lives because drivers paid more attention >>>


      ECUMENIAL PATRIARCH VARTHOLOMAIOS...
      Kathimerin, 17-08-2006
      DIMITRIS PANAGOS/ANA Ecumenial Patriarch Vartholomaios (left), the spiritual leader of Orthodox Christians, arrived yesterday at Samos airport as he continued his travels around the Greek islands and was met by Archbishop Christodoulos (right), the head of the Church of Greece. It is Vartholomaios’s first official visi >>>


      FATHER’S SUICIDE LEAP KILLS SON
      Kathimerin, 17-08-2006
      A British man tried to commit suicide late on Tuesday by jumping from his fourth–story hotel room along with his two children in Ierapetra, Crete, killing his 6–year–old son and injuring his daughter.

The 32–year–old father, who was not identified, was under police guard in Aghios >>>


      HEAT WAVE SET TO START TOMORROW
      Kathimerin, 17-08-2006
      Temperature to reach 42C The temperature in some parts of Greece is expected to reach 42 Celsius (107 Fahrenheit) next week because of a heat wave that is due to hit the country tomorrow, the National Meteorological Service (EMY) said yesterday, as seven brush fires raged around the country.

Western Greece and >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 17-08-2006
      LEBANON INVOLVEMENT Athens is mulling contribution of troops to UN peacekeeping force Greece is considering committing troops to the United Nations peacekeeping force that is due to be deployed in Lebanon, the Foreign Ministry confirmed yesterday. In its statement, the ministry said that Greece is studying the idea as >>>


      OIL SLICK SPREADS INTO SARONIC
      Kathimerin, 17-08-2006
      Parts of a 200–square–meter oil slick found off the island of Salamina and Megara, west of Athens, had slipped off yesterday and washed into other parts of the Saronic Gulf, causing further problems for the cleanup operation still under way.

The coast guard was joined by locals and municipal offici >>>


      PROTESTS FACING LIMITS
      Kathimerin, 17-08-2006
      Minister wants talks on restricting impact from Athens marches Public Order Minister Vyron Polydoras wants a public discussion on how authorities can limit the problems caused by the hundreds of demonstrations in Athens every year.

In a letter sent yesterday to opposition political parties, business leaders an >>>


      TRAIN PRANK BLAMED ON ROW WITH PASSENGER
      Kathimerin, 17-08-2006
      A 45–year–old man was arrested after allegedly threatening that a Thessaloniki–Athens train would not reach its destination simply so he could delay a passenger with whom he had had an argument, police said yesterday.

The suspect allegedly called the Hellenic Railways Organization (OSE) on Tu >>>


      A BAGDAD, L‘ARMÉE AMÉRICAINE DRESSE DES BARRIČRES DE BÉTON ENTRE COMMUNAUTÉS
      Le Temps, 17-08-2006
      IRAK. Des murs ont commencé ŕ ętre installés autour du quartier d‘Al–Dora. L‘objectif est de séparer sunnites et chiites. Rémy Ourdan, Le Monde Jeudi 17 ao$';t 2006 Cet article n‘est pas disponible sur notre site internet. Ses droits d‘auteur sont propr >>>


      A LA TĘTE DU PAM, JAMES MORRIS SE FAIT L‘AVOCAT DE L‘ONU ET DES ETATS–UNIS
      Le Temps, 17-08-2006
      NATIONS UNIES. Républicain patenté, le directeur exécutif du Programme alimentaire mondial plaide pour une meilleure compréhension mutuelle entre Washington et les nations unies.

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      BERNE CONTESTE UN VERDICT DE STRASBOURG
      Le Temps, 17-08-2006
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      CRITIQUE. RADIOHEAD SUR LA BONNE FRÉQUENCE
      Le Temps, 17-08-2006
      Critique. Luc Debraine Jeudi 17 ao$';t 2006 Déception et putréfaction! Des fans hardcore de Radiohead faisaient part hier – sur Internet – de leur déception ŕ l‘issue du concert que le groupe d‘Oxford a donné mardi soir au festival Rock Oz‘Ar';nes, & >>>


      CROISSANCE: LES LIMITES DU COCORICO EUROPÉEN
      Le Temps, 17-08-2006
      Frédéric Leli';vre Jeudi 17 ao$';t 2006 Il n‘y a pas de mal ŕ se faire du bien. Les occasions ne se présentant pas si souvent, les gouvernements européens, Paris en tęte, se réjouissent de la croissance de leur économie. Les chiffres publiés ces derniers >>>


      DEMANDE EN HAUSSE DANS L‘AVIATION D‘AFFAIRES
      Le Temps, 17-08-2006
      TRANSPORTS. Les mesures sécuritaires et les files dans les aéroports favorisent les compagnies privées.

Serge Maillard Jeudi 17 ao$';t 2006 Les compagnies d‘aviation privées, destinées principalement aux hommes d‘affaires, voient leurs commandes multipliées en c >>>


      DONNÉ POUR AGONISANT, DELL RÉSISTE Ŕ LA TOURMENTE
      Le Temps, 17-08-2006
      INFORMATIQUE. A l‘heure de publier ses résultats pour le deuxi';me trimestre, le numéro un mondial du PC traverse une phase délicate.

Anouch Seydtaghia Jeudi 17 ao$';t 2006 «Bring back Mike!» – «Rappelez Mike!» Cités par la presse anglo&nda >>>


      ET LES ABUS DES RÉGIES?
      Le Temps, 17-08-2006
      Xuan–Lam Nguyen Tang, Gen';ve Jeudi 17 ao$';t 2006 Je réagis avec consternation ŕ l‘article «Gen';ve devient un canton sans logis» (Le Temps du 10 ao$';t).

Le portrait que vous faites de la pénurie immobili';re est partial et incomple >>>


      EUROPE–USA: LE MATCH DE LA CROISSANCE
      Le Temps, 17-08-2006
      • Moteur de la croissance mondiale depuis 25 ans, l‘économie américaine ralentit sérieusement.

• Au męme moment, l‘Europe étonne, retrouvant un dynamisme qui semblait hors de sa portée.

• Le pari d‘une croissance européenne robuste et autonome n&lsq >>>


      ISRAËL, OSE JOUER LA PAIX, LA JUSTICE ET LA RÉCONCILIATION!
      Le Temps, 17-08-2006
      Pierre Morier–Genoud, Les Moulins (VD) Jeudi 17 ao$';t 2006 Israël, Israël, les médias du monde entier parlent de toi. Jamais autant.

Tu distilles la peur chez les uns, l‘admiration chez les autres, la dévotion męme chez certains.

Tes ennemis enragent. Leurs >>>


      JARDINS SUSPENDUS (4/6). UNE FORĘT EXOTIQUE EN ALTITUDE
      Le Temps, 17-08-2006
      A La Chaux–de–Fonds, François Boulianne a planté sur la terrasse de son loft plus de 100 esp';ces d‘arbres aux noms mystérieux et ŕ la nature plus résistante qu‘il n‘y paraît.

Philippe Miauton Jeudi 17 ao$';t 2006 Pas âme qui vive! >>>


      KIOSQUE. JILL CARROLL: RÉCIT D‘UN ENLČVEMENT EN IRAK
      Le Temps, 17-08-2006
      La journaliste américaine raconte sa captivité dans les pages du «Christian Science Monitor».

Chloé Dethurens Jeudi 17 ao$';t 2006 «J‘ai passé mon premier jour de captivité assise sur une chaise en plastique, dans une chambre au second étage d‘ >>>


      L‘AFFAIRE SWISSFIRST POURRAIT CHANGER LE CONTRÔLE DES CAISSES DE PENSION
      Le Temps, 17-08-2006
      Hartmut Reuter. Le directeur de Rieter défend Jürg Maurer. Photo: Keystone. SCANDALE FINANCIER. L‘Office des assurances sociales veut une surveillance accrue. Le Département de l‘intérieur a lancé en juillet une modification de la loi. Le «Blick» continue sa campagne.
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      L‘INVITÉ. COMBIEN COŰTE LA POSTE SUISSE?
      Le Temps, 17-08-2006
      Donné pour agonisant, Dell résiste ŕ la tourmente ECONOMIE Le Temps I Economie I Article Combien co$';te la poste suisse?

L‘invité. Hans Wolfgang Brachinger, Professeur, Département d‘économie quantitative, Université de Fribourg Jeudi 17 ao$';t 2006 >>>


      LA BOURSE SUISSE
      Le Temps, 17-08-2006
      FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article La Bourse suisse Les financi';res soutiennent le marché.

Anker Bank Jeudi 17 ao$';t 2006 En milieu de semaine, le marché suisse a poursuivi sa progression, ŕ un rythme cependant nettement moins soutenu. Apr';s avoir fait du surplace en >>>


      LA CAPACITÉ DE NUISANCE DE L‘IRAN EN IRAK AGACE
      Le Temps, 17-08-2006
      Les Moudjahidin du peuple sont les premi';res victimes de la stratégie de Téhéran.

Stéphane Bussard Jeudi 17 ao$';t 2006 «L‘Iran n‘a pas intéręt ŕ voir l‘Irak se stabiliser et se démocratiser.

Car l‘attention internat >>>


      LA CHINE AUTORISE DE PLUS FORTES VARIATIONS DU YUAN
      Le Temps, 17-08-2006
      DEVISE. Cédant aux pressions américaines, la Banque centrale chinoise appelle ŕ plus de flexibilité afin d‘équilibrer la balance commerciale et de freiner la croissance.

Le Temps Jeudi 17 ao$';t 2006 La Chine accepte que sa devise fluctue plus librement face au dollar. Cel >>>


      LA CHINE, LE CHILI ET LA BELGIQUE Ŕ ZURICH
      Le Temps, 17-08-2006
      SCENE. LeTheater Spektakellance ce soir sa 27 édition avec une programmation exotique.

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      LA PETITE HISTOIRE DES GRANDES SÉRIES TV (4/6). ANNÉES 80: FRIC, FLICS ET GRANDS CLASSIQUES
      Le Temps, 17-08-2006
      «Dallas» captive de nombreux pays avec ses déchirements familiaux. D‘autres veulent refonder la série polici';re, en augmentant sa violence dans «Miami Vice», ou en humanisant ses héros avec «Hill Street Blues».

Nicolas Dufour Jeudi 17 ao$' >>>


      LA TRĘVE FROIDE ENTRE ISRAËL ET LE HETBOLLAH. LA FRANCE TENTE DE REPRENDRE SON RANG AU PROCHE–ORIENT
      Le Temps, 17-08-2006
      Philippe Douste–Blazy s’est entretenu avec Saad Hariri, le fils de l’ex–premier ministre assassiné (en portrait). Il demande la fin du blocus aérien et naval israélien. Photo: Keystone.

• Paris pourrait diriger la force d‘interposition qui doit ętre déployée entr >>>


      LE LETZIGRUND S‘OFFRE EN PIČCES DÉTACHÉES AVANT SA MÉTAMORPHOSE
      Le Temps, 17-08-2006
      ZURICH. Le stade accueillera lundi les amateurs de souvenirs La lecture de ce texte (312' caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      LE PRÉSIDENT S‘ILLUSTRE SURTOUT Ŕ HUIS CLOS
      Le Temps, 17-08-2006
      Moritz Leuenberger et la présidente du Liberia. Le Zurichois a voulu mettre l’accent sur les relations avec l’Afrique. Photo: Keystone.

MORITZ LEUENBERGER. Le Zurichois parvient ŕ «maîtriser» le Conseil fédéral. Pour le reste... Ron Hochuli, Berne Jeudi 17 ao$';t 200 >>>


      LE ROI DE SAINT–TROPEZ
      Le Temps, 17-08-2006
      Jean de Colmont. Directeur des Caves du Roy, la boîte sélect de la cité balnéaire, ce Genevois de naissance r';gne sur les nuits tropéziennes.

Jordan Pouille Jeudi 17 ao$';t 2006 «Ici, je mets les gens en relation. Je les fais se rencontrer, voire se réconcili >>>


      LES CADRES TURCS EN TĘTE D‘UNE ENQUĘTE SALARIALE
      Le Temps, 17-08-2006
      RAPPORT. La Suisse au quatri';me rang, avec un salaire réel de 121525 francs. Le Temps Jeudi 17 ao$';t 2006 Selon le World Pay Report de la société de conseils britannique Hay, la Suisse se situe au quatri';me rang mondial en termes de rémunérations des cadres.

A >>>


      LES IMPORTATIONS DE VIN ONT RÉGRESSÉ EN SUISSE
      Le Temps, 17-08-2006
      Les cadres turcs en tęte d‘une enquęte salariale Rep';re. Nestlé perd un membre de son conseil Synthes trébuche en Bourse en raison de marges sous pression Demande en hausse dans l‘aviation d‘affaires L‘invité. Combien co$';te la poste suisse?

Don >>>


      LES PROPRIÉTAIRES DE MOLOSSES RESSENTENT LE BESOIN DE SE FORMER
      Le Temps, 17-08-2006
      CHIENS DANGEREUX. Pas de phénom';ne d‘abandons, mais un besoin de cours de dressage.

Le Temps Jeudi 17 ao$';t 2006 Le constat est perceptible en Suisse romande: les propriétaires de molosses posent de plus en plus de questions sur le comportement de leur animal.

Et les d >>>


      LES RADICAUX MISENT SUR LA POLITIQUE D‘INTÉGRATION
      Le Temps, 17-08-2006
      OUVERTURE. L‘uniforme ŕ l‘école n‘est qu‘un détail d‘une stratégie globale ŕ long terme.

D. S. Miéville Jeudi 17 ao$';t 2006 Le Parti radical s‘engage en faveur d‘une politique d‘intégration, dont il débattra samedi >>>


      LES STARS DE L‘AMERICA EN MONTAGNE
      Le Temps, 17-08-2006
      VOILE. Saint–Moritz accueille pour la quatri';me fois l‘une des étapes du circuit mondial de match–racing. L‘épreuve est des plus prisées.

Isabelle Musy, Saint–Moritz Jeudi 17 ao$';t 2006 L‘idée d‘une régate ŕ Saint–Mo >>>


      LES VACHES AUSSI ONT DROIT AU CENTRE DE BIEN–ĘTRE
      Le Temps, 17-08-2006
      WELLNESS. Massage, vue agréable, climatisation, mangeoire en libre service, sol en caoutchouc, tout dans une étable de Schötz (LU) est conçu pour relaxer les bovins. Et donc augmenter leur production laiti';re.

Anne Fournier, Schötz Jeudi 17 ao$';t 2006 Prisca regarde pa >>>


      MENACÉE, L‘EUROPE ORGANISELA RIPOSTE CONTRE LE TERRORISME
      Le Temps, 17-08-2006
      ROYAUME–UNI. A Londres, un mini–sommet européen dresse des priorités. La lecture de ce texte (3120 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      PANOPLIE 06 PARFUM DE RENTRÉE (3/5). DU CÔTÉ DES GAR'';ONS
      Le Temps, 17-08-2006
      Panoplie 06 Parfum de rentrée (3/5). Bertrand Maréchal Jeudi 17 ao$';t 2006 Dans la course aux fournitures scolaires branchées, les garçons sont désormais aussi forts que les filles. Qu‘est–ce qui marche cette année dans les grands magasins? Les mati';res brutes, >>>


      PATRONS DE FESTIVAL, L‘ART DE SURVIVRE
      Le Temps, 17-08-2006
      PERFORMANCE. Ils alignent les journées de dix–huit heures, montent sur sc';ne, ont réponse ŕ tout. Les maîtres de l‘été festivalier jouent les titans au péril parfois de leur santé, comme Frédéric Maire ŕ Locarno.

Les secrets de leur fo >>>


      PORTRAIT DE FAMILLE AVEC ROTTWEILERS
      Le Temps, 17-08-2006
      GENEVE. Le go$';t des molosses n‘est pas le propre des jeunes marginaux. Une famille genevoise explique son attachement ŕ ces chiens. Christian Lecomte Jeudi 17 ao$';t 2006 L‘appartement est confortable sans ętre cossu. Photos d‘enfants aux murs, cuisine joliment aménag >>>


      PROJET DE «LEX UEFA» MAL RE'';U Ŕ BERNE
      Le Temps, 17-08-2006
      MARKETING. Controverse autour de la publicité durant l‘Euro 2008. La lecture de ce texte (3238 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      QU‘AVEZ–VOUS APPRIS Ŕ L‘ÉCOLE?
      Le Temps, 17-08-2006
      Nicole Baur. 45 ans, présidente des Verts vaudois et candidate potentielle au Conseil national.

Propos recueillis par Aude Marcovitch Jeudi 17 ao$';t 2006 – Quelles étaient vos branches fortes?

– La gym! Pour le reste, ça dépend de la période: petite j‘étais >>>


      REDÉCOUVERTE D‘UN ART POPULAIRE OUBLIÉ, CELUI QUI FAIT «TILT!!»
      Le Temps, 17-08-2006
      EXPOSITION. Rutilants, claironnants de couleurs d‘Amérique, les flippers resurgissent au Mudac, ŕ Lausanne.

Lorette Coen Jeudi 17 ao$';t 2006 Qui s‘en souvient? Et d‘ailleurs, existent–ils encore? Oui, cinquante fois oui, comme pour les 55 superbes vitres de flippers qu >>>


      REPČRE. NESTLÉ PERD UN MEMBRE DE SON CONSEIL
      Le Temps, 17-08-2006
      Rep';re. Bastien Buss Jeudi 17 ao$';t 2006 Nestlé devra trouver un nouveau membre pour son conseil d‘administration.

Naina Lal Kidwai risque en effet de devoir démissionner du poste auquel elle a été nommée en avril de cette année si elle entend garder la t >>>


      SAVEURS DU FRAN'';AIS. RIBAUDER, LE COĎT RÉTRO
      Le Temps, 17-08-2006
      Saveurs du français. Nicolas Dufour Jeudi 17 ao$';t 2006 Ce couple s‘adonnant aux plaisirs de la chair – qui est faible, comme chacun le sait – est surpris en flagrant délit. Il ribaude. «Ribauder» signifie en effet faire des galipettes, ou coďter, comme disent les di >>>


      STUDIEUSE MAIS SANS IDÉES, LA NATI NE CONVAINC PAS
      Le Temps, 17-08-2006
      Alexander Frei inscrit le 1–0 pour la Suisse, ŕ la 11e minute. Photo: Keystone. FOOTBALL. Victorieuse (3–0) d‘un faible Liechtenstein hier soir ŕ Vaduz, la sélection de Köbi Kuhn entame sa préparation pour l‘Euro 2008 au ralenti.

Simon Meier, Vaduz Jeudi 17 ao&# >>>


      SYNTHES TRÉBUCHE EN BOURSE EN RAISON DE MARGES SOUS PRESSION
      Le Temps, 17-08-2006
      TECHNOLOGIES MEDICALES. Les ventes semestrielles du groupe soleurois ont progressé de 13,8% et le bénéfice net de 8,8%. Perspectives alléchantes aux Etats–Unis pour un nouveau produit.

Bastien Buss Jeudi 17 ao$';t 2006 Résultats en dents de scie pour Synthes (SYST.VX) au p >>>


      TRAGÉDIE HUMANITAIRE EN CORÉE DU NORD
      Le Temps, 17-08-2006
      INONDATIONS. 50000 morts et disparus. Le Temps Jeudi 17 ao$';t 2006 Quelque 54700 personnes ont été tuées ou sont portées disparues et 2,5 millions d‘autres sont sans abri en Corée du Nord apr';s les inondations dévastatrices du mois dernier, a annoncé mercredi l& >>>


      UN SYNDICAT PINCE UNE NOUVELLE PERSONNALITÉ POUR DUMPING SALARIAL: PUBLICITÉ OU HASARD?
      Le Temps, 17-08-2006
      «Il faut un quota de logements universitaires ŕ Gen';ve» REGIONS Le Temps I Article Un syndicat pince une nouvelle personnalité pour dumping salarial: publicité ou hasard?

VAUD. Sergio Marchionne, administrateur délégué du groupe Fiat, est pointé du doigt >>>


      «IL FAUT UN QUOTA DE LOGEMENTS UNIVERSITAIRES Ŕ GENČVE»
      Le Temps, 17-08-2006
      Questions ŕ Jean–Jacques Monney. Directeur de la Cité universitaire de Gen';ve.

Propos recueillis par Chloé Dethurens Jeudi 17 ao$';t 2006 La rentrée universitaire approche et avec elle les difficultés pour les étudiants ŕ trouver un logement. Cette ann&# >>>


      EURO SOARS AFTER US DATA CALM RATE HIKE FEARS
      Arab News, 17-08-2006
      Agence France Presse LONDON, 17 August 2006 — The European single currency soared above 1.28 dollars yesterday after news of benign inflationary pressures in the United States further lessened the chances of a US rate hike in the coming months.

The euro climbed to 1.2861 dollars in late European trading, compa >>>


      IRAQ ECONOMY FACES VAST CHALLENGE
      Arab News, 17-08-2006
      Alister Bull, Reuters BAGHDAD, 17 August 2006 — If the violence in Iraq ceased tomorrow, its economy would still be in deep trouble. Corruption is endemic, its state–owned industries inefficient and while there is plenty of money around, it has done little to help ordinary Iraqis. Inflation has soared since the 2 >>>


      OPEC CUTS FORECAST FOR OIL DEMAND IN 2006
      Arab News, 17-08-2006
      Agence France Presse VIENNA, 17 August 2006 — OPEC has lowered its estimate for world oil demand in 2006 due to slowing economic growth, the cartel said in a report yesterday.

It said demand was now expected to grow by 1.3 million barrels per day (bpd) to average 84.5 million bpd, a downward revision of 80,000 >>>


      STRICLTLY BUSINESS
      Arab News, 17-08-2006
      Arab News SABIC/DHL Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) has selected SNAS/DHL to be its global lead logistics provider for all outgoing mail and service logistics.

The contract, with a term of up to three years, consolidates SABIC’s logistics service operations from more than 25 service providers to a s >>>


      ANSWERING PRAYERS AND FASTING WHILE TRAVELING
      Arab News, 17-08-2006
      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, 17-08-2006
      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, 17-08-2006
      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, 17-08-2006
      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, 17-08-2006
      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, 17-08-2006
      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, 17-08-2006
      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 >>>


      ‘SAUDIS PREFER TO HAVE COMFORTABLE JOBS’
      Arab News, 17-08-2006
      Saeed Al–Abyad, Arab News JEDDAH, 17 August 2006 — Labor Minister Ghazi Al–Gosaibi yesterday attributed the increasing dropout of Saudi employees from private companies to low salaries, strict work conditions and lack of job security.

«Saudis prefer to have comfortable jobs having less hours >>>


      AFTER THREE YEARS, FATHER RECOGNIZES HANDICAPPED CHILD
      Arab News, 17-08-2006
      Hassna’a Mokhtar, Arab News Staff at King Abdul Aziz University Hospital in Jeddah kiss farewell to three–year–old Abdullah. (AN photo) JEDDAH, 17 August 2006 — Three–year–old Abdullah had the last chance to bid his farewell to the only family he has ever known yesterday at the nursery unit of J >>>


      BBC STARTS RECRUITING STAFF FOR ARABIC TELEVISION
      Arab News, 17-08-2006
      Siraj Wahab, Arab News JEDDAH, 17 August 2006 — BBC World Service has started recruiting senior editorial staff for BBC Arabic Television to be launched next year.

According to Salah Negm, who has joined the channel as news editor, it will be initially recruiting output editors. «We’re aiming to be fast, >>>


      KING VISITS ECONOMIC CITY PROJECT
      Arab News, 17-08-2006
      Arab News RABIGH, 17 August 2006 — Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah yesterday visited King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC), the world’s largest private sector development project, to review its progress.

The SR100 billion ($26.6 billion) project is being undertaken by Emaar Economic City (EEC), a >>>


      KINGDOM SENDS RELIEF SUPPLIES WORTH SR25M TO LEBANON
      Arab News, 17-08-2006
      P.K. Abdul Ghafour, Arab News JEDDAH, 17 August 2006 — Interior Minister Prince Naif, who is general supervisor of the Saudi Popular Committee for the Relief of Lebanon, yesterday ordered supplies worth SR25 million to meet the needs of Lebanese people who were forced to leave their homes as a result of the Israeli mil >>>


      STUDENTS LEARN JOB SKILLS IN SAUDI ARAMCO PROGRAM
      Arab News, 17-08-2006
      Sara Al–Bassam, Arab News Abdul Aziz A. Al–Dossary and Amin H. Qasim confer with Ali M. Al–Haidar at work in the Information Technology organization. (AN photo by Stephen L. Brundage) DHAHRAN, 17 August 2006 — Amani A. Al–Amoudi is about to wrap up her first internship. And, she says, it has bee >>>


      ZARNI PRESSURED INTO RETRACTING RAPE ALLEGATION
      Arab News, 17-08-2006
      Ebtihal Mubarak, Arab News JEDDAH, 17 August 2006 — The case of Zarni, the 20–year–old Pakistani woman who accused her father of sexual and physical abuse and then retracted the charges, took another turn yesterday when a former social worker from the battered women’s shelter where Zarni had stayed claimed >>>


      ABBAS: UNITY GOVERNMENT TALKS MAKE PROGRESS
      Arab News, 17-08-2006
      Hisham Abu Taha, Arab News GAZA CITY, 17 August 2006 — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas yesterday reported progress in efforts to form a national unity government between his Fatah party and Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh’s governing Hamas movement.

«We are on our way to reaching solutions. One of them >>>


      COURT SEEKS EXPLANATION FOR DETENTION OF ‘MILITANT’
      Arab News, 17-08-2006
      Azhar Masood & Agencies ISLAMABAD, 17 August 2006 — A Pakistani court yesterday ordered an eastern provincial government to explain why a prominent militant–linked leader has been placed under house arrest, a lawyer said.

Hafiz Mohammed Saeed was put in detention at his home by police in Lahore on Au >>>


      CURFEW IN BASRA AFTER GUNFIGHT OVER MURDER
      Arab News, 17-08-2006
      Bushra Juhi, Associated Press Iraqi soldiers guard the governor’s office in Basra after clashes. (Reuters) BAGHDAD, 17 August 2006 — Bombs killed at least 1' people in the Iraqi capital yesterday, as British troops drove off dozens of gunmen who laid siege to the governor’s office in the southern city of Basra, app >>>


      DAMASCUS WARNS TEL AVIV
      Arab News, 17-08-2006
      Agence France Presse DAMASCUS, 17 August 2006 — Syria warned Israel yesterday that the occupation of the Golan Heights «cannot last forever» and said Syrians would emulate Hezbollah to recover their land.

«We say to the forces occupying our land that our people warn you that they will not all >>>


      EUROPEAN UNION MINISTERS RALLY TO SUPPORT BRITAIN ON TERROR PLOT
      Arab News, 17-08-2006
      Mushtak Parker, Arab News LONDON, 17 August 2006 — In a show of solidarity with Britain in the wake of last week’s foiled airline terror plot, European Union interior ministers meeting in London yesterday agreed to boost transport, especially airline security, cooperation and to initiate research on any new formulation >>>


      FLOOD–HIT GUJARAT EVACUATES THOUSANDS AFTER HEAVY RAINS
      Arab News, 17-08-2006
      Agencies AHMEDABAD, 17 August 2006 — Authorities in India’s flood–hit western state of Gujarat moved tens of thousands of people to higher ground yesterday as more heavy rain caused rivers to rise, officials said.

The new alert comes days after a first wave of flooding killed at least 65 people and cause >>>


      GOVT PLANES BOMB POSITIONS OF REBELS; OUNTRY ON ALERT
      Arab News, 17-08-2006
      Agencies COLOMBO, 17 August 2006 — Sri Lankan warplanes bombed Tamil Tiger positions yesterday as troops hunted rebel infiltrators in northern Jaffna Peninsula after resisting a guerrilla advance, officials said.

Three daylight attacks by Israeli–built Kfir jets hit Tiger targets inside the rebel–h >>>


      HEZBOLLAH PROCESSES COMPENSATION CLAIMS
      Arab News, 17-08-2006
      Bassem Mroue, Associated Press Hezbollah workers process compensation claims from Dahiyah residents. (AP) BEIRUT, 17 August 2006 — Hundreds of people went from one room to another at a makeshift registration center in a high school yesterday, reporting damage to their homes from Israeli bombing to Hezbollah agents with >>>


      HOUSE PANEL JUNKS ARROYO RAP
      Arab News, 17-08-2006
      Julie Javellana–Santos, Arab News MANILA, 17 August 2006 — The House of Representatives committee on justice yesterday junked an impeachment complaint against President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo for being insufficient in substance. The vote set the stage for her escape for the second time in a year, dealing a major >>>


      IRAN IS READY TO DISCUSS NUKE FREEZE
      Arab News, 17-08-2006
      Agence France Presse TEHRAN, 17 August 2006 — Iran’s foreign minister said yesterday his country was ready to discuss suspension of its sensitive nuclear enrichment work, a point categorically rejected by senior officials in the past.

«Even the proposal to suspend enrichment, which we regard as illogical >>>


      ISRAEL TRIED TO CRUSH CENTER OF RESISTANCE
      Arab News, 17-08-2006
      Safa Al–Ahmad, Arab News BEIRUT, 17 August 2006 — It smells like Palestine...

The smell is hauntingly familiar for anyone who has been to a war zone. The lethal combination of death, garbage, and destruction makes you gag as you try to breath in the mass destruction of Al–Dahiyah, the southern subu >>>


      LEBANON OKS ARMY DEPLOYMENT
      Arab News, 17-08-2006
      Agencies Lebanese Army soldiers sitting on the back of a military truck head to southern Lebanon on Wednesday. (EPA) BEIRUT, 17 August 2006 — Lebanon yesterday decided to send its army to the south for the first time in decades, as Israel withdraws its troops and foreign powers scramble to strengthen a small UN peaceke >>>


      MAN ‘RELATED’ TO UK PLOT SUSPECT HELD
      Arab News, 17-08-2006
      Rana Jawad, Agence France Presse ISLAMABAD, 17 August 2006 — Pakistan is holding a man who is «apparently related» to a British suspect in the jet–bombing plot, officials said yesterday.

They also said a senior Al–Qaeda figure in Afghanistan, who is still at large, is now thought to hav >>>


      MANMOHAN TO CLEAR AIR ON N–DEAL TODAY
      Arab News, 17-08-2006
      Nilofar Suhrawardy & S.A.Ali, Arab News NEW DELHI, 17 August 2006 — India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh yesterday met with the country’s top nuclear experts, two days after some leading scientists raised concerns about the impact of the India–US nuclear deal on the country’s strategic program.

The >>>


      MUSHARRAF MEETS TOP ARMY BRASS
      Arab News, 17-08-2006
      Azhar Masood, Arab News ISLAMABAD, 17 August 2006 — Top brass of Pakistan Army, the Corps Commanders met here under the chairmanship of President Pervez Musharraf to review security environment and preparedness of the armed forces to thwart any misadventure by neighboring India.

Corps Commanders conference is >>>


      SOMALI ISLAMISTS SEIZE KEY CENTRAL PORT
      Arab News, 17-08-2006
      Agence France Presse MOGADISHU, 17 August 2006 — Islamist courts controlling much of southern Somalia seized a key central port yesterday and said at least 100 government troops had defected to their side, in new blow to the weak administration.

Hundreds of fighters loyal to the Supreme Islamic Council of Soma >>>


      SSS EYES MANDATORY MEMBERSHIP FOR OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS
      Arab News, 17-08-2006
      Julie Javellana–Santos, Arab News MANILA, 17 August 2006 — An advocacy group based in Hong Kong has warned that Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) may yet find themselves paying membership contributions to another agency against their will.

«The Arroyo regime is again planning to introduce another mo >>>


      THACKERAY THREATS SCARE LAWYERS FROM DEFENDING BOMB ACCUSED
      Arab News, 17-08-2006
      Shahid Raza Burney, Arab News BOMBAY, 17 August 2006 — Due to fear of reprisals and threats made by the Raj Thackeray–led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), lawyers are not coming forward to defend the 10 Muslims that have been accused of July’s Bombay train blasts.

Lawyers that had initially filed court >>>


      US FORCES RAID AFGHAN SANCTUARIES OF AL–QAEDA
      Arab News, 17-08-2006
      Agencies KABUL, 17 August 2006 — US and Afghan forces raided compounds suspected of being Al–Qaeda sanctuaries in southeastern Afghanistan yesterday, seizing weapons and explosives and arresting eight people, the US military said.

Meanwhile, insurgents hit a Canadian base in southern Afghanistan with mor >>>


      VIRGINIA SENATOR APOLOGIZES FOR RACIST REMARK
      Arab News, 17-08-2006
      Barbara Ferguson, Arab News WASHINGTON, 17 August 2006 — A leading US senator with presidential ambitions says he had no idea what it meant when he called an Asian–American of Indian descent a name that roughly translates into «monkey.» Virginian Republican Sen. George Allen was campaigning in his sta >>>


      ZIKR–UR–RAHMAN IS INDIA&#3'S AMBASSADOR TO PALESTINE
      Arab News, 17-08-2006
      Arab News Zikr–ur–Rahman presents his credentials to Palestine&#3's President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah on Monday.

RIYADH, 17 August 2006 — Zikr–ur–Rahman, who has been appointed India&#3's ambassador to Palestine, presented his credentials to Palestine Authority Preside >>>


      ‘JUST DON‘T QUIT‘
      Washington Post, 17-08-2006
      They gathered anxiously that first October morning, the 50 members of the class of "06–01," the first of 750 new agents–in–training who will graduate from the FBI Academy this year.

In the first of many traditions they would encounter at Quantico, the recruits, still dressed in thei >>>


      BILL WOULD ALLOW HEMP FARMING IN CALIF.
      Washington Post, 17-08-2006
      SACRAMENTO, Calif. –– California farmers could legally grow industrial hemp under a bill approved by the state Senate that distinguishes it from a widely grown distant cousin: marijuana.

Hemp "bears no more resemblance to marijuana than a poodle bears to a wolf," said Sen. Tom McClintock, >>>


      CREWS DRAIN WATER FROM FLOODED N.M. TOWN
      Washington Post, 17-08-2006
      HATCH, N.M. –– Pumps slowly drained waist–deep floodwater from parts of this southern New Mexico town Wednesday, while crews worked to reinforce a diversion ditch‘s banks that washed away, causing hundreds of residents to flee their homes.

Authorities ordered residents living in areas f >>>


      DISTURBANCE DIVERTS LONDON–D.C. FLIGHT
      Washington Post, 17-08-2006
      BOSTON –– Two fighter jets were scrambled Wednesday to escort a London–to–Washington flight to an emergency landing in Boston after a disturbance in which passengers said a woman in a jogging suit paced up and down the aisle, peppering her incoherent mutterings with the word "Pakistan." >>>


      FAMILY: KARR INTERESTED IN RAMSEY DEATH
      Washington Post, 17-08-2006
      PETALUMA, Calif. –– John Mark Karr displayed a deep fascination with JonBenet Ramsey long before he was arrested in her death.

Karr, who told reporters Thursday he was "with JonBenet when she died," but that "her death was an accident," began teaching children in Georgia and Ala >>>


      FEDERAL JUDGE RULES WIRETAPPING SURVEILLANCE PROGRAM UNCONSTITUTIONAL
      Washington Post, 17-08-2006
      By SARAH KARUSH Associated Press Writer DETROIT (AP) –– A federal judge ruled Thursday that the government‘s warrantless wiretapping program is unconstitutional and ordered an immediate halt to it.

U.S. District Judge Anna Diggs Taylor in Detroit became the first judge to strike down the Nati >>>


      FORMER CIA CONTRACTOR IS FOUND GUILTY
      Washington Post, 17-08-2006
      RALEIGH, N.C. –– A federal jury on Thursday found the first American civilian charged with mistreating a detainee during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan guilty of assaulting an Afghan detainee who later died.

Former CIA contractor David Passaro, 40, of Lillington, was convicted on three counts of >>>


      GIRL, 10, DIES AT SIX FLAGS IN ILLINOIS
      Washington Post, 17-08-2006
      GURNEE, Ill. –– A 10–year–old girl with a history of heart trouble collapsed during a family outing at Six Flags Great America amusement park and died, police said.

Witnesses said the girl had just gotten off a ride in the Camp Cartoon Network area of the park Wednesday evening. She was >>>


      GOP PLAYS DEFENSE IN STATEHOUSE RACES
      Washington Post, 17-08-2006
      NASHVILLE, Tenn. –– Republicans will play defense in this fall‘s state legislative races to avoid a "tsunami" that could alter the political landscape in statehouses around the country, the head of the GOP‘s legislative campaign committee said Wednesday.

Democrats, who current >>>


      GUEST WORKERS SUE NEW ORLEANS HOTEL CHAIN
      Washington Post, 17-08-2006
      By Julia CassSpecial to The Washington PostThursday, August 17, 2006; A11 NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 16 –– Latin Americans hired as legal "guest workers" by a major hotel group filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday contending that they were recruited with false promises of good earnings and instead have been l >>>



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