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      ANDROS FIRE BLAMED ON ARSON
      Kathimerin, 18-08-2006
      Arsonists were responsible for the brush fire that scorched more than 30 hectares of forested areas on the Cycladic island of Andros this week, the island’s mayor told Kathimerini yesterday, as four more blazes broke out around the country.

Mayor Manolis Vamvoukas accused the forestry service of preventing aut >>>


      DERAILED TRAM DELAYS COMMUTERS FOR HOURS
      Kathimerin, 18-08-2006
      A tram derailed early yesterday in Neo Faliron, causing delays on the line for several hours but no injuries as it was not carrying any passengers at the time, authorities said.

Sources said the tram derailed because its wheels were not in their proper position on the track. But it is not clear what caused the >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 18-08-2006
      FUEL BENEFIT Government says it will not help pensioners with winter heating costs Development Minister Dimitris Sioufas yesterday denied that the government was considering introducing a heating–fuel benefit for low–income earners and pensioners. There has been speculation that the ruling conservatives wou >>>


      LIMITS ON PROTESTS DIVIDING OPINION
      Kathimerin, 18-08-2006
      Reactions were mixed yesterday to a proposal by Public Order Ministry Vyron Polydoras to restrict street protests as the plan appears to have become a key issue for the upcoming municipal elections.

In a letter sent to opposition leaders, union groups, businessmen and municipal authorities on Wednesday, Polydo >>>


      MAN ASSAULTS 3–YEAR–OLD GIRL
      Kathimerin, 18-08-2006
      A toddler was allegedly sexually assaulted by a 66–year–old man in Loutsa, northeast of Athens, police said yesterday after the suspect volunteered to baby–sit the 3–year–old girl and her two older brothers.

The man, who was not identified, had befriended the children’s parents ov >>>


      OFFICIALS TO CHECK HOT WORKPLACES
      Kathimerin, 18-08-2006
      Labor Ministry inspection teams will step up checks on workplaces over the next few days to keep an eye on safety conditions as temperatures across the country are expected to soar to around 40 Celsius (104 Fahrenheit).

Deputy Labor Minister Gerasimos Giakoumatos called on businesses to prepare a plan to avoid >>>


      OIL SPILL ASSISTANCE PLEDGED
      Kathimerin, 18-08-2006
      International agencies agree at Piraeus meeting to aid Lebanon in cleanup HARRY VAN VERSENDAAL International experts meeting in Piraeus yesterday unveiled a plan to limit the damage from a devastating oil spill caused after Israeli raids on a Lebanon power plant last month.

Officials from the United Nations, t >>>


      RESIDENTS FROM THE VILLAGE OF LIGORTYNOS...
      Kathimerin, 18-08-2006
      STEFANOS RAPANIS/ANA Residents from the village of Ligortynos near Iraklion in Crete look at the damage caused by the partial collapse of a road yesterday after a landslide from a nearby mountain late Wednesday threatened their homes. Police stopped traffic in the area while the Public Power Corporation (PPC) also cut >>>


      THE MUNICIPALITY OF THESSALONIKI SAID...
      Kathimerin, 18-08-2006
      GIORGOS FOTIADIS/ANA The Municipality of Thessaloniki said yesterday that it will turn one of the city’s most famous listed buildings (photo) into a cultural center.

The building, which is located at the junction of three roads, was built between 1'00 and 1'10 and was listed in 1'84.

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      ABBADO–POLLINI, L‘ART DE L‘AMITIÉ
      Le Temps, 18-08-2006
      Claudio Abbado. Photo: Keystone. FESTIVAL. Le chef d‘orchestre et le pianiste se retrouvent sur la sc';ne du Lucerne FESTIVAL. . Une rencontre de plus entre deux géants de la musique classique qui, depuis les années 70, n‘ont cessé de croiser leurs trajectoires: de l‘engagement >>>


      AIDER LES RÉFUGIÉS?
      Le Temps, 18-08-2006
      François de Vargas, Lausanne Vendredi 18 ao$';t 2006 Dans Le Temps du 3 ao$';t, je lis une interview de Christophe Darbellay, futur président du PDC, et une pub pour le 2 X Oui, avec la photo du conseiller d‘Etat UDC, Jean–Claude Mermoud. Les deux disent en substance la męme cho >>>


      ANA MARKOVIC. QU‘AVEZ–VOUS APPRIS Ŕ L‘ÉCOLE?
      Le Temps, 18-08-2006
      Ana Markovic. 21 ans, nouvelle speakerine ŕ la TSR depuis le 1er ao$';t. Propos recueillis par Marion Moussadek Vendredi 18 ao$';t 2006 – Quelles étaient vos branches fortes?

– Le français et les maths, męme si ça semble un peu antinomique. – Vos branches cauchemar? – La >>>


      APRČS TRENTE–HUIT ANS D‘ABSENCE, L‘ARMÉE EST DE RETOUR AU SUD–LIBAN
      Le Temps, 18-08-2006
      L´armée libanaise a commencé jeudi ŕ se déployer au Sud–Liban, région dont elle était absente depuis 1'68. Photo: Keystone.

PROCHE–ORIENT. Quelque 6000 soldats libanais ont été mobilisés pour la premi';re phase du déploiement au sud >>>


      AVEC SES AUTOMATES Ŕ SERINGUES, LAUSANNE SUSCITE LA POLÉMIQUE
      Le Temps, 18-08-2006
      VAUD. La capitale vaudoise est la premi';re ville romande ŕ installer dans ses rues des distributeurs de matériel pour toxicomanes. En attendant le local d‘injection.

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      BAYREUTH, UNE «TÉTRALOGIE» SANS AVENIR
      Le Temps, 18-08-2006
      OPERA. La baguette flamboyante quoique inégale de Christian Thielemann a ravi le public.

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      CES MEETINGS D‘ATHLÉTISME SURÉVALUÉS
      Le Temps, 18-08-2006
      Le Weltklasse zurichois, 56e du nom, vivra ses derni';res heures ce soir dans l’ancien stade du Letzigrund. Photo: Keystone.

CONCURRENCE. L‘attribution du label Golden League, que poss';de le Weltklasse de Zurich mais pas Lausanne, pourtant en tęte du classement 2006, fait polém >>>


      COSA: TRANSITION PROBLÉMATIQUE
      Le Temps, 18-08-2006
      LACUNE. Personne ne sait ŕ qui profitera le solde des réserves en cas de oui.

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      DEUX FILMS POUR L‘AMOUR TOUJOURS
      Le Temps, 18-08-2006
      CINEMA. Sorties mercredi, deux śuvres remarquées, aux antipodes l‘une de l‘autre, touchent au coeur.

Thierry Jobin Vendredi 18 ao$';t 2006 Aux quatre coins du monde, tout le monde pense ŕ la męme chose: comment vivre aupr';s de l‘ętre aimé? Il suff >>>


      EN GRANDE–BRETAGNE, L‘ENQUĘTE SUR LE COMPLOT CONFIRME LA PISTE AL–QAIDA
      Le Temps, 18-08-2006
      ROYAUME–UNI. Certains de ceux qui voulaient faire exploser en vol une dizaine d‘avions appartiennent ŕ une mouvance islamiste ultraorthodoxe.

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      ETATS–UNIS: LA TENTATION DU REPLI
      Le Temps, 18-08-2006
      GI americains en actions dans le boursier irakien. Photo: Keystone. • Les Américains prennent conscience que des ripostes massives ŕ des actions terroristes font le jeu de l‘adversaire.

Alain Campiotti, New York Vendredi 18 ao$';t 2006 Pour les généraux, l‘heure de l&lsqu >>>


      EXPOSITION DE CARICATURES SUR L‘HOLOCAUSTE OUVERTE Ŕ TÉHÉRAN
      Le Temps, 18-08-2006
      IRAN. Un concours organisé en réponse aux dessins danois sur Mahomet, qui avaient suscité la col';re des musulmans.

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      GOOGLE OFFRE LE WI–FI DANS SA VILLE D‘ORIGINE
      Le Temps, 18-08-2006
      WEB. L‘acc';s ŕ Internet sans fil est gratuit. La société testera de nouveaux mod';les publicitaires.

Anouch Seydtaghia Vendredi 18 ao$';t 2006 Petit ŕ petit, les 72000 habitants de Mountain View (Californie) les ont vus se multiplier sur les lampadaires de la v >>>


      JARDINS SUSPENDUS (5/6). POUR OUBLIER UN JARDIN PERDU
      Le Temps, 18-08-2006
      A Pully, Brigitte Mercier assouvit ses envies de création botanique sur une terrasse de 7 m';tres carrés. Sous le soleil, exactement.

Sylvie Arsever Vendredi 18 ao$';t 2006 Dans une autre vie, Brigitte Mercier avait un grand jardin. Qu‘elle avait aménagé elle–m >>>


      KIOSQUE. UN ORCHESTRE POUR CROIRE AU DIALOGUE
      Le Temps, 18-08-2006
      Réunis par le chef Daniel Baremboďm, des musiciens israéliens et arabes montrent l‘exemple.

François Modoux Vendredi 18 ao$';t 2006 A ceux que le conflit au Proche–Orient désesp';re, Daniel Baremboďm tend une perche. Son orchestre de la paix est une rais >>>


      L‘EXCČS DE GUERRE MČNE L‘AMÉRIQUE DE BUSH AU REPLI
      Le Temps, 18-08-2006
      ECHEC. Des appels pour mettre fin ŕ une surench';re de dépenses et de mesures de sécurité.

Le Temps Vendredi 18 ao$';t 2006 Quelque chose est en train de changer aux Etats–Unis. Les généraux ont commencé leur autocritique. La plus puissante armée du >>>


      LA BOURSE APPLAUDIT LA SÉVČRE CURE D‘AMAIGRISSEMENT DE CIBA
      Le Temps, 18-08-2006
      SPECIALITES CHIMIQUES. Le groupe bâlois va supprimer un emploi sur six d‘ici ŕ 200'. Le marché apprécie ce plan et la forte hausse du chiffre d‘affaires: l‘action s‘envole de pr';s de 10%.

Marie–Laure Chapatte Vendredi 18 ao$';t 2006 Armin Me >>>


      LA BOURSE SUISSE
      Le Temps, 18-08-2006
      FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article La Bourse suisse Le SMI franchit le sommet des 8100 points.

Anker Bank Vendredi 18 ao$';t 2006 Jeudi, le marché suisse a continué ŕ gagner du terrain, soutenu par l‘ouverture positive de Wall Street et par la détente des cours de l‘or >>>


      LA BRČVE CAVALE D‘UN VIOLEUR REL'4;CHÉ PAR ERREUR MET LE JURA DANS L‘EMBARRAS
      Le Temps, 18-08-2006
      JURA. Sur la base d‘un jugement cassé par le TF, le chef de l‘exécution des peines a élargi un prisonnier, qui a été réincarcéré jeudi.

Serge Jubin Vendredi 18 ao$';t 2006 Bavure, cafouillage, abus de pouvoir, lutte d‘influence entre juristes et >>>


      LA FINUL, UN PIS–ALLER
      Le Temps, 18-08-2006
      Stéphane Bussard Vendredi 18 ao$';t 2006 On peut se féliciter du cessez–le–feu fragile qui préserve le Liban et Israël de nouvelles souffrances. On peut aussi se réjouir que, apr';s avoir observé pendant de nombreux jours la tragédie se dérouler devant >>>


      LA PERLE SUISSE DU MATCH–RACING
      Le Temps, 18-08-2006
      SPORT Le Temps I Article La perle suisse du match–racing VOILE. Eric Monnin et sa fratrie se distinguent ŕ Saint–Moritz. Portrait.

Isabelle Musy, Saint–Moritz Vendredi 18 ao$';t 2006 Méconnus du grand public, les fr';res Monnin sont redoutés sur les pontons.
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      LA PETITE HISTOIRE DES GRANDES SÉRIES TV (5/6). ANNÉES '0: DES OVNI POSTMODERNES
      Le Temps, 18-08-2006
      Mélange absolu des genres, «Twin Peaks» bouscule le monde des feuilletons. Les Etats–Unis deviennent champ d‘essai, entre recyclage ŕ la «X–Files» et sincérité humaine dans «NYPD Blue».

Nicolas Dufour Vendredi 18 ao$';t 2006 Elle >>>


      LE DÉFI DE LA DÉMOCRATIE
      Le Temps, 18-08-2006
      Roger Bachmann, Cheseaux– Noréaz (VD) Vendredi 18 ao$';t 2006 Une phrase de l‘éditorial du 13 ao$';t m‘a frappé: «Ses geôliers (ceux de Ramri Youssef), si s$';rs de leur puissance, commencent ŕ comprendre qu‘ils sont dans une trappe». Le >>>


      LE MEURTRE D‘UNE JEUNE PAKISTANAISE RELANCE LE DÉBAT EN ITALIE SUR L‘INTÉGRATION
      Le Temps, 18-08-2006
      ITALIE. Hina Saleem a été égorgée par son p';re parce qu‘il ne tolérait plus son mode de vie «ŕ l‘occidentale». Une partie de l‘opposition de droite en profite pour s‘en prendre au projet de réforme du code de la nationalité du gouverne >>>


      LE VOYAGE EN CORÉE DU NORD DE POLITICIENNES SUISSES SOULČVE DES CRITIQUES
      Le Temps, 18-08-2006
      «Pour la formation, la Confédération ne joue pas son rôle» COSA: transition problématique Swissfirst déborde sur la politique Le voyage en Corée du Nord de politiciennes suisses soul';ve des critiques Pourquoi il est difficile de renvoyer certains requérants dé >>>


      LE WWF S‘ENGAGE POUR PRÉSERVER LE MONT–BLANC
      Le Temps, 18-08-2006
      MONT–BLANC. L‘organisation de protection de la nature présente une étude transfrontali';re sur le massif alpin. Son but: que les communes śuvrent au développement durable.

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      LES GENEVOIS QUI RĘVENT D‘UNE NOUVELLE POINTE DE LA JONCTION DEVRONT ATTENDRE
      Le Temps, 18-08-2006
      GENEVE. Si l‘Etat le souhaitait, les Transports publics seraient pręts ŕ quitter leurs dépôts de la Jonction. Une aubaine en pleine crise du logement.

Mais, pour l‘heure, le gouvernement a d‘autres priorités. Cynthia Gani Vendredi 18 ao$';t 2006 Que deviendra l >>>


      LES MESURES ANTI–FUMEURS INQUIČTENT LES CIGARETTIERS
      Le Temps, 18-08-2006
      EUROPE. La décision de ne pas juger discriminatoire l‘exclusion d‘un fumeur ŕ l‘embauche émeut l‘industrie du tabac.

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      LES MÉCHANTS (17). CAPITAINE CROCHET, DESPERADO MÉLANCOLIQUE
      Le Temps, 18-08-2006
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      LUTTE ANTI–SIDA, LES PROMESSES, LES FREINS
      Le Temps, 18-08-2006
      TORONTO. 20000 spécialistes sont réunis pour la Conférence mondiale sur le sida. Les méthodes de lutte contre la maladie, comme la circoncision ou les microbicides, sont prometteuses. Mais comment passer aux actes?

Moment clé. Olivier Dessibourg, Toronto Vendredi 18 ao$';t 2006 >>>


      NOUVELLE VAGUE DE RALLIEMENT POUR SÉGOLČNE ROYAL
      Le Temps, 18-08-2006
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      PANOPLIE 06 PARFUM DE RENTRÉE (5/5). UN SAC IDÉAL POUR LES PETITS
      Le Temps, 18-08-2006
      Panoplie 06 Parfum de rentrée (5/5). Bertrand Maréchal Vendredi 18 ao$';t 2006 Les tout–petits qui donnent encore la main ŕ leur maman, le jour de la rentrée des classes, intéressent les industriels. La marque allemande Der Die Das a planché pendant deux ans sur le cartable id >>>


      POURQUOI IL EST DIFFICILE DE RENVOYER CERTAINS REQUÉRANTS DÉBOUTÉS DANS LEUR PAYS
      Le Temps, 18-08-2006
      RAPATRIEMENTS. Prolonger la durée maximale de la détention des migrants en vue de leur expulsion ne s‘avérera pas forcément tr';s dissuasif. En revanche, la Suisse devrait multiplier les accords de réadmission et arrangements ponctuels.

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      RENTRÉE ANIMÉE POUR LE DFAE
      Le Temps, 18-08-2006
      PROCHE–ORIENT. Débat en commission. La lecture de ce texte (2005 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      REPČRE. LTCM REDEVIENT UN ÉPOUVANTAIL
      Le Temps, 18-08-2006
      Rep';re. Olivier Schaerrer Vendredi 18 ao$';t 2006 «Les investisseurs n‘ont pas de mémoire», cette affirmation est aujourd‘hui battue en br';che. Le Prix Nobel d‘économie Robert Merton en fait l‘am';re expérience. Huit ans apr';s >>>


      SAVEURS DU FRAN'';AIS. CRAPAUDINE, LIQUEUR DES CORPS
      Le Temps, 18-08-2006
      Saveurs du français. Nicolas Dufour Vendredi 18 ao$';t 2006 Notre chronique évoquait mercredi le fait de «s‘emberlucocquer», s‘enticher d‘une personne d‘une mani';re parfois un peu ridicule. Risible ou non, l‘attachement peut déboucher sur quelques >>>


      SWISSFIRST DÉBORDE SUR LA POLITIQUE
      Le Temps, 18-08-2006
      AFFAIRE. Les radicaux pourraient vouloir régler des comptes avec l‘UDC. La lecture de ce texte (3425 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      UN THÉ'4;TRE ÉLISABÉTHAIN REVIT Ŕ FRIBOURG
      Le Temps, 18-08-2006
      Retour Un festival et un vaudeville pour ses débuts ŕ Montagny. Le Temps Vendredi 18 ao$';t 2006 Construit en bois, pouvant accueillir plus de 250 personnes, le nouveau «théâtre élisabéthain» de La Tour vagabonde, installé ŕ Montagny (FR), correspond au mod >>>


      UNE SENSATION NOMMÉE WAWRINKA
      Le Temps, 18-08-2006
      TENNIS. Le Vaudois a battu Nalbandian, numéro 4 mondial. Le Temps Vendredi 18 ao$';t 2006 Stanislas Wawrinka a fait tr';s fort au 2e tour du Masters Series de Cincinnati (EU). Il a battu l‘Argentin David Nalbandian, 4e joueur mondial, 6–4 6–2, en 1h 20min. Jamais le Vaudois ne s&ls >>>


      VOIX DE SEIGNEUR
      Le Temps, 18-08-2006
      ANDRE JUNG. Figure du théâtre germanophone, le grand comédien revient ce soir ŕ Zurich, pour le festival Theater Spektakel.

Anne Fournier, Zurich Vendredi 18 ao$';t 2006 Il fait tellement partie du paysage théâtral zurichois qu‘on en oublie ses réelles origines. >>>


      ZFS NIE L‘EXISTENCE D‘UNE TENDANCE Ŕ LA CONSOLIDATION DE L‘ASSURANCE
      Le Temps, 18-08-2006
      RISQUE. Zurich FS a publié jeudi un bénéfice semestriel de 2,3 milliards et rappelé qu‘il veut croître sans acquisitions majeures. Pour James Schiro, «une fusion ne crée pas une tendance».

Emmanuel Garessus Vendredi 18 ao$';t 2006 Des pressions ŕ la c >>>


      «GÜNTER GRASS ET SA CULPABILITÉ NOUS MASQUENT L‘HORIZON»
      Le Temps, 18-08-2006
      POLEMIQUE. «Je croyais que mon śuvre parlait pour moi», se justifie le Prix Nobel apr';s son silence de soixante ans.

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      «L‘ÉCONOMIE RÉELLE INFLUENCE LES MARCHÉS, ET NON L‘INVERSE»
      Le Temps, 18-08-2006
      La Bourse suisse FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article «L‘économie réelle influence les marchés, et non l‘inverse» ECHANGE SCIENTIFIQUE. Pas moins d‘une dizaine de Prix Nobel d‘économie rencontrent pendant trois jours de jeunes chercheurs ŕ l‘occasion de >>>


      «LA DÉPENDANCE AUX TRANSPORTS EST UNE FAIBLESSE FACE AU TERRORISME»
      Le Temps, 18-08-2006
      Les mesures anti–fumeurs inqui';tent les cigarettiers ECONOMIE Le Temps I Economie I Article «La dépendance aux transports est une faiblesse face au terrorisme» PERSPECTIVES. Nicolas Bouzou, enseignant ŕ l‘Université Paris–VII, évoque les conséquences é >>>


      «POUR LA FORMATION, LA CONFÉDÉRATION NE JOUE PAS SON RÔLE»
      Le Temps, 18-08-2006
      Isabelle Chassot. La présidente de la CDIP critique les choix budgétaires. Photo: Keystone. EDUCATION. Nouvelle présidente des directeurs de l‘Instruction publique, Isabelle Chassot fustige les décisions du Conseil fédéral.

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      BUSINESSMEN TO SUE ISRAEL OVER LOSSES IN LEBANON
      Arab News, 18-08-2006
      Javid Hassan, Arab News RIYADH, 18 August 2006 — Saudi businessmen, who have incurred a loss of over $14 billion in Lebanon as a result of Israeli bombardment, are considering legal action against Israel for war damages.

Dr. Abdullah Al–Maglouth, one of the businessmen who lost his property during Israel >>>


      HILTON HOTEL TAKES LUXURY TO NEW HEIGHTS
      Arab News, 18-08-2006
      K.S. Ramkumar, Arab News JEDDAH, 18 August 2006 — Hilton International said yesterday that its 46 all–suite Qasr Al–Sharq, a palace hotel with opulence, luxury and exclusivity, is now open to offer the largest guest suites in the Middle East and a personalized butler service. «Hilton International’s f >>>


      KINGDOM, INDONESIA BEGIN WORK ON REFINERY PROJECT
      Arab News, 18-08-2006
      M. Ghazanfar Ali Khan, Arab News RIYADH, 18 August 2006 — In a major move to boost cooperation in energy sector, Saudi Arabia and Indonesia have started working on a proposal to set up a joint refinery project in Indonesia, said Salim Segaf Al–Jufrie, Indonesian ambassador, here yesterday. Al–Jufrie said th >>>


      OIL SCENE
      Arab News, 18-08-2006
      Syed Rashid Husain There is a sort of romanticism associated with the very idea of oil embargo.

It provides a sense of power, of being able to stand up to the onslaught of the major powers, of teaching a lesson to the enemies, yet, the fact remains that times have changed. We are living in the 21st century and >>>


      SABIC TOPS FORBES 50 BEST COMPANIES LIST
      Arab News, 18-08-2006
      Arab News DUBAI, 18 August 2006 — Forbes Arabia, the Dubai–based Arabic edition of the world–renowned business and financial magazine Forbes, will unveil its first–ever listing of the 50 best performing companies in the Arab countries next week, in its forthcoming issue scheduled to hit newsstands on >>>


      DIFFERENT TYPES OF CLOTHES
      Arab News, 18-08-2006
      Adil Salahi, Arab News We see nowadays that some people are keen to wear the Arabian white robe wherever they go. Some may live in a country where the weather is cold most of the year, but they still prefer to wear it. It marks them out among people. When you ask them the reason for wearing it, you receive one of two a >>>


      WHO BENEFITS BY STRIVING
      Arab News, 18-08-2006
      Commentary by Sayyid Qutb In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Beneficent Do those who do evil deeds think that they can escape Us? How ill they judge!

Whoever looks forward with hope to meeting God (let him be ready for it); for the end set by God is bound to come. He alone hears all and knows all.

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      BIN HUMAID’S AIM IS TO INSTILL ‘OPENNESS’ IN SHOURA COUNCIL
      Arab News, 18-08-2006
      Raid Qusti, Arab News RIYADH, 18 August 2006 — The President of the Shoura Consultative Council Sheikh Saleh Bin Humaid said there were «no red lines» in discussing matters that related to the interest of the country or its citizens in the council.

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      FUN–PARK MANAGEMENT NEEDS SOME ADVICE
      Arab News, 18-08-2006
      Arab News MADINAH, 18 August 2006 — A 10–year–old boy was ecstatic when he learned that he won a raffle at an amusement park in Madinah, that is until he received the prize: A box of sanitary napkins. Yippee! According to the Al–Watan daily, the boy won his disappointing prize when his father bought a >>>


      HUMAN RIGHTS BODY: PRISONER RELEASE SHOULD BE EXPEDITED
      Arab News, 18-08-2006
      Arab News RIYADH, 18 August 2006 — The National Society for Human Rights (NSHR) demanded speedy action by the committees entrusted with the implementation of the royal pardon to the prisoners in the Kingdom’s jails.

The NSHR was also critical of the lukewarm attitude of some foreign consulates in the matter of >>>


      KINGDOM GIVES $1M TO UNHCR
      Arab News, 18-08-2006
      Arab News JEDDAH, 18 August 2006 — Interior Minister Prince Naif, supervisor general of the Saudi People’s Campaign for the Relief of the Lebanese People, has ordered the payment of $1 million to the United Nation’s High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) to help Lebanese war refugees. Saeed Al–Harithy, an adviser t >>>


      SAUDI STUDENTS VOICE VIEWS IN ASIAN SUMMIT
      Arab News, 18-08-2006
      Hasan Hatrash, Arab News JEDDAH, 18 August 2006 — A group of 10 students — five from the Dar Al–Fikr Girls School in Jeddah and five from the Kingdom School for boys in Riyadh — have recently returned from an international students program held in Singapore.

It was the first time that Saudi schoolgirls h >>>


      10 ROBBERS KILLED IN BANGLADESH
      Arab News, 18-08-2006
      Imran Rahman, Arab News DHAKA, 18 August 2006 — Ten robbers were killed in a gunbattle with police at Nakharach area of Sujanagar sub–district in Pabna district yesterday.

The four–hour gunbattle left 10 policemen, including the officer–in–charge of Sujanagar police station, Rabiul Isla >>>


      15 KILLED IN IRAQ VIOLENCE
      Arab News, 18-08-2006
      Agence France Presse BAGHDAD, 18 August 2006 — At least 15 people were killed around Iraq yesterday, including seven by a car bomb in Baghdad’s most populous Shiite district of Sadr City, security officials said.

Prime Minister Nuri Al–Maliki said the car bomb killed «seven people when an Opel car >>>


      ABBAS WORKING ON PEACE PLAN
      Arab News, 18-08-2006
      Hisham Abu Taha, Arab News GAZA CITY, 18 August 2006 — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said yesterday that he and Arab allies were working on a plan to revive the Mideast peace process. He also announced that armed Palestinian groups had agreed to stop all actions that might give Israel a pretext for attacks.
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      BEIRUT AIRPORT RECEIVES FIRST PASSENGER FLIGHTS SINCE WAR ERUPTED
      Arab News, 18-08-2006
      Agence France Presse BEIRUT, 18 August 2006 — Beirut’s badly bombed airport took a tentative step toward returning to normality yesterday when two passenger flights landed, the first to do so since war broke out in Lebanon, airport officials said.

An Airbus A321 belonging to Lebanese national carrier Middle Ea >>>


      BEIRUT WILL SUE TEL AVIV FOR OIL SPILL
      Arab News, 18-08-2006
      Agence France Presse PIRAEUS, Greece, 18 August 2006 — Lebanon said yesterday it will sue Israel for causing a massive oil spill in the Mediterranean. Lebanese Environment Minister Yacoub Sarraf said this during a meeting of officials from countries in the eastern Mediterranean who were here yesterday to forge a plan f >>>


      BRITISH DEPUTY PM DENIES CALLING BUSH ‘CRAP’
      Arab News, 18-08-2006
      Agence France Presse LONDON, 18 August 2006 — British Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott denied yesterday a front–page report in a major newspaper that he had called US President George Bush «crap» and «a cowboy.» Labour MP Harry Cohen was quoted in The Independent as saying that Prescott >>>


      CANADA OFFERS $25M TO LEBANON, SAYS NO TO UN FORCE
      Arab News, 18-08-2006
      Latafat Ali Siddiqui, Arab News OTTAWA, 18 August 2006 — Saying that Canada will not join a UN peacekeeping force in Lebanon, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the creation of a $25 million Lebanon Relief Fund to respond effectively to the relief, early recovery, and stabilization needs of the war–torn coun >>>


      CFO TASKED TO LEAD PHILIPPINES&#3' CAMPAIGN AGAINST ILLEGAL RECRUITERS
      Arab News, 18-08-2006
      Julie Javellana–Santos, Arab News MANILA, 18 August 2006 — For better or worse, the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) has been named to lead the campaign against illegal job recruitment activities in the Philippines, a responsibility once held by a discredited presidential task force.

The CFO’s new >>>


      I LOVED JONBENET VERY MUCH: KILLER
      Arab News, 18-08-2006
      Barbara Ferguson, Arab News WASHINGTON, 18 August 2006 — Authorities arrested a former schoolteacher Wednesday in Thailand in the nearly decade–old killing of 6–year–old beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey, adding a sudden, shocking twist to the sensational case that had long cast suspicion on the girl’s par >>>


      INDIA WILL NOT BOW TO US ON NUCLEAR DEAL
      Arab News, 18-08-2006
      Nilofar Suhrawardy & Agencies NEW DELHI, 18 August 2006 — India said yesterday it would never bow to any US pressure over its civil nuclear deal but showed no enthusiasm for a «sense of the house» resolution on the subject as sought by the opposition.

Minister of State for External Affairs Anan >>>


      JORDAN’S KING ABDALLAH TO VISIT PAKISTAN
      Arab News, 18-08-2006
      Azhar Masood, Arab News ISLAMABAD, 18 August 2006 — King Abdallah of Jordan will visit Pakistan on a one–day official tour on Tuesday and will be holding talks with President Pervez Musharraf and Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz. According to sources, the Israel–Lebanon issue is set to be one of the more importa >>>


      JUMBLATT VOICES MIXED FEELINGS ON HEZBOLLAH
      Arab News, 18-08-2006
      Deutsche Presse–Agentur BEIRUT, 18 August 2006 — Lebanon’s leading Druze politician and head of the Progressive Socialist Party (PSP) Walid Jumblatt yesterday in northern Lebanon issued a mixed message of criticism and support for Hezbollah.

In a live televised address and press conference at his palace >>>


      LEBANESE TROOPS MOVE INTO SOUTH
      Arab News, 18-08-2006
      Agencies Boys greet Lebanese soldiers who deployed in the city of Tyre. (Reuters) BEIRUT, 18 August 2006 — Lebanese troops deployed in south Lebanon yesterday, linking up with UN peacekeepers as Israeli forces pulled back after their 34–day war with Hezbollah. Lebanese troops crossed the Litani River, some 20 km >>>


      PRESSURE MOUNTS ON BRITISH POLICE TO DELIVER EVIDENCE
      Arab News, 18-08-2006
      Mushtak Parker, Arab News LONDON, 18 August 2006 — The pressure on British police investigating an alleged bomb plot targeting trans–Atlantic flights from the major UK airports to US cities is mounting. Out of 25 suspects arrested in connection with the plot, two have been unconditionally released.

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      THE ETHNIC SLUR THAT WAS HEARD ‘AROUND THE WORLD’
      Arab News, 18-08-2006
      Barbara Ferguson, Arab News Jagdish Singh, left, and Gogol Ganguli hold signs refering to recent comments made by Sen. George Allen on Wednesday. (AP) WASHINGTON, 18 August 2006 — No politician, let alone a rising star and presidential hopeful, wants to spend his time in public insisting he’s not a racist.

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      TOASTMASTER WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WELCOMES BAHRAINI CONTESTANT
      Arab News, 18-08-2006
      Mazen Mahdi, Arab News Mohammed Ali Redha MANAMA, 18 August 2006 — The first Arab to compete in the World Toastmasters Championship finals is scheduled to depart to Washington DC today to secure a seat in the qualification round.

Bahraini Mohammed Ali Redha, 36, will compete against 6 others in one of two roun >>>


      UK POLICE IN PAKISTAN TO GRILL SUSPECT
      Arab News, 18-08-2006
      Azhar Masood, Arab News ISLAMABAD, 18 August 2006 – A British team of investigators has arrived in Islamabad to question a British national of Pakistani heritage about the alleged terror bombing of US bound flights from British airports. The team is also discussing with Pakistani authorities issues relating to the extr >>>


      US GOVT’S WIRETAPPING RULED ILLEGAL
      Arab News, 18-08-2006
      Barbara Ferguson, Arab News WASHINGTON, 18 August 2006 — In a sharp rebuke to the Bush administration, a federal judge in Detroit ruled yesterday that the government’s wiretapping program is unconstitutional and ordered an immediate halt, saying the National Security Agency cannot continue to monitor the phone calls an >>>


      3 CRITICS OF NASA CUTS QUIT PANEL
      Washington Post, 18-08-2006
      CAPE CANAVERAL, Aug. 18 –– Three NASA advisers who spoke out against budget cuts to the space agency‘s science programs turned in their resignations this week, officials said Thursday.

Wesley T. Huntress Jr., Charles F. Kennel and Eugene H. Levy each served on the NASA Advisory Council‘ >>>


      ANDREW YOUNG RESIGNS FROM WAL–MART POST
      Washington Post, 18-08-2006
      ATLANTA –– Civil rights leader Andrew Young, who was hired to help Wal–Mart Stores Inc. improve its public image, said early Friday he stepped down from his position as head of an outside support group.

The move comes on the heels of comments Young made to a newspaper that many felt were raci >>>


      ANDREW YOUNG STEPS DOWN FROM WAL–MART
      Washington Post, 18-08-2006
      ATLANTA –– Civil rights leader Andrew Young, who was hired to help Wal–Mart Stores Inc. improve its public image, said early Friday he was stepping down from his position as head of an outside support group amid criticism for remarks seen as racially offensive.

Young, a former Atlanta mayor a >>>


      BIG TOBACCO LIED TO PUBLIC, JUDGE FINDS
      Washington Post, 18-08-2006
      By Henri E. Cauvin and Rob SteinWashington Post Staff WritersFriday, August 18, 2006; A01 A federal judge ruled yesterday that tobacco companies have violated civil racketeering laws, concluding that cigarette makers conspired for decades to deceive the public about the dangers of their product and ordering the compani >>>


      BOEING CO. MAY ANNOUNCE C–17 SHUTDOWN
      Washington Post, 18-08-2006
      LOS ANGELES –– Workers at Boeing Co.‘s sprawling Long Beach aircraft plant are expecting bad news Friday about the fate of the C–17 cargo plane _ and their jobs.

The company is expected to tell subcontractors to stop producing parts and supplies for the massive cargo plane because Congr >>>


      BOOK YOUR MONGOLIAN VACATION NOW
      Washington Post, 18-08-2006
      Vancouver and Bangor are unlikely to replace Vera Cruz or the Bahamas as sun–and–fun destinations for international tourists.

But they just might –– thanks to global warming. An international team of economists predicts that by the end of the century, the expected rise in temperature wi >>>


      CALIF. WOMAN SUES OVER MANNEQUIN ATTACK
      Washington Post, 18-08-2006
      LOS ANGELES –– A woman is suing the J.C. Penney Co. after an alleged run–in with a store mannequin that she says left her with a cracked tooth, a bloodied head and recurring shoulder pain.

Diana Newton, 51, of Westminster sued the Texas–based retailer last month in Orange County Superio >>>


      CHOCOLATIERS SEE IMAGE OF VIRGIN MARY
      Washington Post, 18-08-2006
      FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. –– As a chocolatier to the rich and famous, Martucci Angiano has posed with many celebrities.

But on Thursday she held in her hand a figure that dazzles her more than any Hollywood star: a 2–inch–tall column of chocolate drippings that workers at her gourmet choc >>>


      CONVICTION IN BRUTAL RICHMOND SLAYINGS
      Washington Post, 18-08-2006
      PM RICHMOND, Va. –– A man was convicted Thursday of the random mutilation killings of a musician and his family, a verdict that took just 30 minutes to reach and could bring the death penalty.

Lawyers for Ricky Jovan Gray, 2', presented no witnesses and acknowledged he confessed to the New Year >>>


      CREWS MAKE PROGRESS ON WYO. WILDFIRE
      Washington Post, 18-08-2006
      CHEYENNE, Wyo. –– A wildfire that has burned four mountaintop cabins threatened hundreds of other houses in Wyoming Thursday, while a firefighter died fighting a blaze in Utah.

"We have lots of displaced people," said Vince Mazzier, spokesman for the federal management team that‘s d >>>


      FLORIDA RESTRICTS 5 ABORTION CLINICS
      Washington Post, 18-08-2006
      MIAMI –– State agencies have accused a doctor of failing to follow proper procedures in two late–term abortions, suspended his license and blocked his five clinics from performing abortions.

Dr. James Pendergraft denies the accusations and plans to appeal the order. Spokeswoman Marti Mackenzi >>>


      GOP BACKS DOCTOR AS WRITE–IN FOR DELAY
      Washington Post, 18-08-2006
      PEARLAND, Texas –– Texas Republican leaders, unable to replace former Rep. Tom DeLay‘s name on the November ballot, sounded confident about the party‘s chances of holding onto his congressional seat after they voted to support the write–in campaign of a Houston city councilwoman.

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      JUDGE FINDS NSA PROGRAM UNCONSTITUTIONAL
      Washington Post, 18-08-2006
      DETROIT –– A federal judge decision‘s to strike down President Bush‘s warrantless surveillance program was the first ruling over its legality, but surely not the last.

U.S. District Judge Anna Diggs Taylor in Detroit ruled Thursday that the program violated the rights to free speech and >>>


      JUDGE GETS 4 YEARS FOR EXPOSING HIMSELF
      Washington Post, 18-08-2006
      BRISTOW, Okla. –– A former judge convicted of exposing himself while presiding over jury trials by using a sexual device under his robe was sentenced Friday to four years in prison.

Donald Thompson had spent almost 23 years on the bench and had served as a state legislator before retiring from the >>>


      MAN FACES 420–PLUS COUNTS IN CHILD SEX
      Washington Post, 18-08-2006
      FREEHOLD, N.J. –– A self–employed contractor was indicted Friday on hundreds of counts of child sex assault and child pornography after authorities said he spent years molesting children and recording them while he worked at their homes.

Clement Bilski Jr., 43, is accused of preying on at lea >>>


      MAN TRAPPED WAIST–DEEP IN CHOCOLATE
      Washington Post, 18-08-2006
      KENOSHA, Wis. –– It might sound like a chocoholic‘s dream, but stepping into a vat of chocolate became a two–hour nightmare for a 21–year–old man Friday morning.

The man, an employee of a Kenosha company that supplies chocolate ingredients, told police he got into the tank a >>>



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