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      BATTLE OVER ECONOMY
      Kathimerin, 21-08-2006
      PM to avoid extravagant promises in policy–making TIF speech Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis and opposition leader George Papandreou are preparing for «the battle of Thessaloniki,» where both will make important speeches outlining their economic policy priorities.

Karamanlis will speak at th >>>


      FESTIVITIES CALLED OFF AFTER ICON THEFT
      Kathimerin, 21-08-2006
      A large police operation launched to find a 700–year–old icon that was stolen on Friday from a monastery in Leonidio, in the eastern Peloponnese, failed to come up with any results yesterday as scheduled annual festivities in the area were canceled due to the theft of the painting.

The priceless ic >>>


      FIRES RAGE IN SCORCHING HEAT
      Kathimerin, 21-08-2006
      Temperatures are expected to hover around the 40 Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) mark today as Greece remains in the grip of a heat wave while forest fires broke out over the weekend north of Athens and in the Peloponnese.

Temperatures in parts of the country hit 42C (107.6F) yesterday while in Athens council and pre >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 21-08-2006
      ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS Coast guard detains migrants off the island of Lesvos The Merchant Marine Ministry said yesterday that 18 illegal immigrants, including eight children, were detained off the island of Lesvos. The coast guard intercepted the immigrants, who were traveling in an inflatable dinghy,
1 nautical mile o >>>


      MEN HELD FOR DEADLY ROAD RAGE
      Kathimerin, 21-08-2006
      A Cypriot court remanded four British tourists in custody on Saturday for their alleged involvement in a revenge road attack that killed a local teenager and injured two more people, police said.

Police said the four men are believed to have been in a rented car that allegedly repeatedly hit and intentionally >>>


      MERCHANTS SAY PROTESTS HURT BUSINESS
      Kathimerin, 21-08-2006
      One in eight shops damaged Last week’s announcement by Public Order Minister Vyron Polydoras that he intends to draft a law preventing sparsely attended demonstrations from blocking traffic in the city center of Athens seems to have struck a chord with Athens merchants, who claim that during such marches sales drop by >>>


      PANATHINAIKOS FORWARD...
      Kathimerin, 21-08-2006
      ACTION IMAGES Panathinaikos forward Dimitris Salpiggidis (left), whose transfer from PAOK was the big story of the soccer off–season, made a splash yesterday by scoring a hat–trick in his team’s 4–1 away triumph over Aegaleo in the opening round of the Greek soccer league yesterday. On Saturday, Brazi >>>


      STIFF FINES FOR RECKLESS DRIVERS
      Kathimerin, 21-08-2006
      Fines for drivers not wearing a seatbelt are set to increase by more than 400 percent according to stricter traffic rules being prepared by the Transport Ministry, while drivers who run a red light will be slapped with a hefty 700–euro penalty, sources told Kathimerini.

A draft bill which has been prepar >>>


      THIS WEEK
      Kathimerin, 21-08-2006
      Monday International Youth for Exchange and Understanding conference takes place in Athens. To Wednesday.

The first Advanced Summer School in Economics and Econometrics takes place in Rethymnon, Crete. The topic is «Panel Data Econometrics» and Professor Manuel Arellano is the distinguished guest p >>>


      ACTEURS. L‘AVIS DE L‘EXPERT. LA FRANCE RÉFORME SON DROIT DES SUCCESSIONS ET ADMET ENFIN L‘IDÉE DU PACTE SUCCESSORAL
      Le Temps, 21-08-2006
      HERITAGE. Le droit successoral français a fait un grand pas en avant. Les nouveautés concernent aussi les personnes suisses, domiciliées en Suisse, d';s lors qu‘elles poss';dent des biens immobiliers en France.

Etienne Jeandin, Notaire ŕ Gen';ve Lundi 21 ao$ >>>


      ACTEURS. UN SECTEUR SOUS LA LOUPE. CONSOLIDATION ÉNERGÉTIQUE
      Le Temps, 21-08-2006
      Un secteur sous la loupe. Robert Galuba, Analyste financier, gérant de fonds, Bordier & Cie Lundi 21 ao$';t 2006 Apr';s les mégafusions des années '0 dans le secteur pétrolier, nous assistons en Europe ŕ une consolidation dans les services publics. Il est intéressant >>>


      AU CŚUR DES MARCHÉS. LES PÉTRODOLLARS REMUENT LES FLUX DE CAPITAUX
      Le Temps, 21-08-2006
      Acteurs. L‘avis de l‘expert. La France réforme son droit des successions et admet enfin l‘idée du pacte successoral Acteurs. Un secteur sous la loupe. Consolidation énergétique Fonds de placement. Questions ŕ Tim Jaksland. «Je privilégie les sociétés qui l >>>


      BLOC NOTES. MÉTAUX ET BANDITS
      Le Temps, 21-08-2006
      Bloc notes. Ignace Jeannerat Lundi 21 ao$';t 2006 Le prix des métaux atteint des sommets, malgré les corrections subies entre le 10 mai et la mi–juin. Par exemple, le nickel a atteint un nouveau record mercredi ŕ 2' 200 dollars la tonne. Cuivre – prix triplé depuis janvier
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      BRČVES
      Le Temps, 21-08-2006
      Le Temps Lundi 21 ao$';t 2006 Bilans musicaux Malgré une édition qualifiée de «magique» par les organisateurs, Rock‘Oz‘Ar';nes, ŕ Avenches (VD), n‘a pas tout ŕ fait atteint les 35000 spectateurs attendus.

Mais le festival 2007 aura bien lieu >>>


      CES LUMIČRES QUI NOUS ONT INVENTÉS (1/6). VOLTAIRE, UN DÉISTE FACE AU SILENCE DE DIEU
      Le Temps, 21-08-2006
      Un Dieu sourd ŕ la pri';re des hommes, une lutte sans répit contre les fanatismes, un anti–cléricalisme forcené: la figure de Voltaire apparaît d';s qu‘on évoque le combat des Lumi';res pour la laďcité.

Xavier Pellegrini Lundi 21 ao >>>


      CRITIQUE. ABBADO, L‘INFAILLIBLE
      Le Temps, 21-08-2006
      Critique. Rocco Zacheo Lundi 21 ao$';t 2006 Il faudrait laisser cet espace vierge de toute encre et abandonner les velléités de rapprocher des mots d‘un événement qui n‘inspire que le silence.

Ce męme silence qui, pendant de longues secondes, a plané vendredi so >>>


      DREAM TEAM 2006, APPELLATION NON CONTRÔLÉE
      Le Temps, 21-08-2006
      BASKETBALL. Apr';s une double humiliation, les Etats–Unis veulent revenir au sommet lors des Mondiaux qui ont débuté au Japon. Avec une équipe jeune, et un coach atypique ŕ sa tęte.

Fred Hirzel Lundi 21 ao$';t 2006 Subir deux cataclysmes coup sur coup, ça vous >>>


      EN PRISON SUR LA TSR
      Le Temps, 21-08-2006
      TELEVISION. «Prison Break», suspense de rentrée. La lecture de ce texte (207' caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      FAUSSE BONNE IDÉE, L‘INITIATIVE COSA NE PROMET QU‘INFLATION ET CHÔMAGE
      Le Temps, 21-08-2006
      VOTATION. Un collectif de professeurs de macroéconomie suisse s‘oppose au projet soumis au peuple le 24 septembre qui vise ŕ affecter une part des bénéfices de la Banque nationale suisse ŕ l‘AVS.

Collectif Lundi 21 ao$';t 2006 Université de Bâle: Aleksander >>>


      FONDS DE PLACEMENT. BRČVES
      Le Temps, 21-08-2006
      Le Temps Lundi 21 ao$';t 2006 Hedge funds allemands vendus depuis la Suisse La Deutsche Bank a engagé Charles Simeon pour diriger le marketing de tous ses fonds alternatifs et de ses fonds de fonds. Basé ŕ Zurich, il sera responsable des marchés allemand, autrichien, suisse et scandinaves. Ch >>>


      FONDS DE PLACEMENT. LES FONDS EN TITRES RUSSES MČNENT LES PERFORMANCES SUR UN AN
      Le Temps, 21-08-2006
      ACTIONS. Avec une progression de 84%, le portefeuille de Clariden devance ses trois concurrents autorisés sur le marché suisse.

Olivier Schaerrer Lundi 21 ao$';t 2006 Qu‘est–ce qui a mieux marché que les mines d‘or? Les fonds en actions russes!

Ils ont progress& >>>


      FONDS DE PLACEMENT. QUESTIONS Ŕ TIM JAKSLAND. «JE PRIVILÉGIE LES SOCIÉTÉS QUI LUTTENT CONTRE LE CANCER ET LE DIABČTE»
      Le Temps, 21-08-2006
      Fiche signalétique Fonds de placement. Les fonds en titres russes m';nent les performances sur un an Fonds de placement. Br';ves FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article «Je privilégie les sociétés qui luttent contre le cancer et le diab';te» Questions ŕ Tim Jaks >>>


      GRAND RAID, GRANDE AVENTURE
      Le Temps, 21-08-2006
      VTT. Roman Peter a dominé la course entre Verbier et Grimentz. La lecture de ce texte (2731 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      ISRAËL S‘ATTEND Ŕ UNE NOUVELLE CONFRONTATION AVEC LE HEZBOLLAH
      Le Temps, 21-08-2006
      Des blindés israéliens patrouillent le long de la «ligne bleue». L´ONU a accusé Israël d´enfreindre le cessez–le–feu, apr';s une opération d´un commando. Photo: Keystone PROCHE–ORIENT. Une opération d‘un commando israélien dans l‘es >>>


      JUAN ESTEBAN, JOYAU DE SERVETTE
      Le Temps, 21-08-2006
      Le Temps Lundi 21 ao$';t 2006 Trois jours apr';s avoir inscrit son premier but avec la sélection des M21, Juan Esteban a offert une nouvelle démonstration d‘un talent rare. A la Praille, devant 5125 spectateurs, il fut le grand homme du derby Servette–Lausanne, avec deux buts et deu >>>


      KIOSQUE. SWISSFIRST CHANGERA LE «SYSTČME SUISSE»
      Le Temps, 21-08-2006
      ZOOM Le Temps I Article Swissfirst changera le «syst';me suisse» Le président du patronat craint que la perte de confiance pénalise toute la place financi';re.

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      L‘ANALYSE. LES DURES LOIS DE L‘ARGENT GRIS CLAIR
      Le Temps, 21-08-2006
      L‘analyse. Myret Zaki Lundi 21 ao$';t 2006 L‘abolition des holdings 1'2' du Luxembourg témoigne de la détermination de Bruxelles ŕ supprimer les instruments de soustraction fiscale dans l‘Union européenne.

Au–delŕ, cette décision symbolise le >>>


      L‘AQUEDUC SECRET DONT RĘVE L‘ETAT DU VALAIS
      Le Temps, 21-08-2006
      VALAIS. Le gouvernement étudie un projet de substitution ŕ la 3e correction du Rhône.

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      L‘UDC ÉTUDIE UNE INITIATIVE SUR LA NEUTRALITÉ
      Le Temps, 21-08-2006
      PROJET. Le parti devrait se décider fin 2006. La lecture de ce texte (1732 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      LA GUERRE DES ALLOCATIONS FAMILIALES AU JURA
      Le Temps, 21-08-2006
      JURA. Le Conseil d‘Etat crée l‘émoi en abrogeant les aides pour personnes sans activité lucrative.

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      LA MENACE D‘ATTENTAT N‘A JAMAIS ÉTÉ AUSSI PROCHE EN ALLEMAGNE
      Le Temps, 21-08-2006
      TERRORISME. Les Allemands sont en émoi apr';s l‘arrestation d‘un ressortissant libanais soupçonné d‘avoir voulu faire exploser des bombes dans deux trains.

Un supposé complice est en cavale. Yves Petignat Lundi 21 ao$';t 2006 L‘Allemagne, apr'; >>>


      LA RUÉE POLITIQUE
      Le Temps, 21-08-2006
      Editorial. Pierre Veya Lundi 21 ao$';t 2006 L‘école et, plus généralement, le syst';me éducatif dans son ensemble sont devenus de vrais th';mes politiques. Contenu des programmes, sélection, notes ou appréciations, méthodes d‘enseignement du fran >>>


      LE CRUCIFIX PLUS QUE L‘UNIFORME DIVISE LE PRD
      Le Temps, 21-08-2006
      ECOLE. La rénovation du programme du Parti radical bute sur la question des rapports entre l‘Eglise et l‘Etat. Les clivages sont cantonaux.

D.S. Miéville, Morat Lundi 21 ao$';t 2006 Chez les radicaux, on avait pris l‘habitude d‘assister ŕ des affrontements entre la >>>


      LE PATRON DE INFOSYS QUITTE SON ENTREPRISE
      Le Temps, 21-08-2006
      INFORMATIQUE. N.R. Narayana Murthy avait fondé Infosys, basé ŕ Bangalore, il y a 25 ans.

Le Temps Lundi 21 ao$';t 2006 L‘un des patrons indiens les plus cél';bres, N.R. Narayana Murthy, a quitté dimanche la tęte d‘Infosys. Il avait fondé ce géa >>>


      LE PRÉSIDENT KABILA DEVRAIT AFFRONTER UN SECOND TOUR
      Le Temps, 21-08-2006
      CONGO–KINSHASA. Les résultats partiels de la Commission électorale indépendante. Christophe Ayad Lundi 21 ao$';t 2006 Il semble désormais ne plus faire de doute que les Congolais seront appelés ŕ voter une nouvelle fois le 2' octobre pour désigner leur président. >>>


      LES BLESSURES DÉCIMENT LE CIRCUIT WTA
      Le Temps, 21-08-2006
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      LES CHEMINS TORTUEUX QUI MČNENT Ŕ LA LECTURE
      Le Temps, 21-08-2006
      TEMPS FORT Le Temps I Article Les chemins tortueux qui m';nent ŕ la lecture Une premi';re rentrée des classes. Différentes méthodes jalonnent l´histoire de l´apprentissage de la lecture; ajourd´hui, la méthode dite globale est vue par certains comme responsable de >>>


      MARION JONES, LA COUPABLE NE COURT PLUS
      Le Temps, 21-08-2006
      Marion Jones, reine du sprint déchue. Photo: Keystone ATHLETISME. Le contrôle positif de l‘Américaine ébranle encore la crédibilité d‘un sport dans la tourmente. Mais il démontre aussi une lutte antidopage efficace, presque inédite, menée aux Etats–Unis, o& >>>


      NE PAS CONFONDRE RECHERCHE ET ADMINISTRATION
      Le Temps, 21-08-2006
      Martin Beniston, Fribourg, professeur nommé pour entrer en fonction le 1er octobre ŕ l‘Université de Gen';ve pour y développer les aspects environnement et climat dans le cadre de l‘ISED Lundi 21 ao$';t 2006 Le commentaire paru dans Le Temps du 27 juillet par rapport au ch >>>


      NOMBRE D‘ENFANTS LISENT MAL: FAUT–IL REVENIR Ŕ L‘ÉCOLE DE GRAND–PAPA?
      Le Temps, 21-08-2006
      ENSEIGNEMENT. Les méthodes d‘apprentissage de la lecture en question. Le Temps Lundi 21 ao$';t 2006 Apr';s la France et la Grande–Bretagne, le débat sur les méthodes d‘apprentissage de la lecture est lancé en Suisse romande, ŕ Gen';ve notamment, oů >>>


      OBJECTIF ZEN
      Le Temps, 21-08-2006
      LOAN NGUYEN. La jeune artiste photographe de Lausanne expose aux Pays–Bas, sort bientôt un deuxi';me livre, et revendique une pratique photographique sous influences bouddhistes.

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      PANOPLIE 06. BONHEURS DE LA RÉGRESSION (1/5). DANS LE NUAGE
      Le Temps, 21-08-2006
      Panoplie 06. Bonheurs de la régression (1/5). Benjamin Luis Lundi 21 ao$';t 2006 Se fondre dans un nuage pour fuir ce monde de brutes. C‘est ŕ Monica Förster que l‘on doit cette trouvaille. Le designer a en effet conçu pour la marque Snowcrash un «nuage–tente» ul >>>


      PARADOXAL: LE RALLY D‘ÉTÉ S‘EST NOURRI DES MAUVAIS CHIFFRES CONJONCTURELS
      Le Temps, 21-08-2006
      STRATEGIE DE PLACEMENT. Le niveau élevé des attentes bénéficiaires pour 2007 est au cśur du débat.

Jean–Louis Richard Lundi 21 ao$';t 2006 Dans la foulée de la correction de mai–juin, les strat';ges avaient pronostiqué un été financie >>>


      PARCS PUBLICS, COINS SECRETS (1/6). AUX QUATRE VENTS DE L‘HISTOIRE
      Le Temps, 21-08-2006
      Comment y aller Saveurs du français. Porion, maître des tunnels Kiosque. Swissfirst changera le «syst';me suisse» ZOOM Le Temps I Article Aux Quatre Vents de l‘histoire Vieux de plusieurs si';cles, un jardin d‘auberge fribourgeois, autrefois parc de manoir ample et raff >>>


      POUR UNE ÉCOLE PLUS RIGOUREUSE
      Le Temps, 21-08-2006
      Erwin Meyer, Gen';ve Lundi 21 ao$';t 2006 [...] Trop d‘enseignants vivent dans un monde fermé, en dehors des réalités quotidiennes débordant le préau d‘école. Il faut d‘urgence envoyer périodiquement ces instituteurs en stage dans le monde (des affaire >>>


      PČLERINAGE CHIITE VISÉ PAR DES TIRS Ŕ BAGDAD
      Le Temps, 21-08-2006
      IRAK. Au moins 20 p';lerins ont été tués lors de la commémoration de la mort d‘un imam révéré.

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      QU‘AVEZ–VOUS APPRIS Ŕ L‘ÉCOLE? JOSÉPHINE RAPIT
      Le Temps, 21-08-2006
      Joséphine Rapit, 17 ans, Lausanne. Championne suisse de plongeon, vient de finir 11e au plongeon (3m) aux Championnats européens élite de Budapest.

Prépare les Mondiaux de Melbourne de 2007. Propos recueillis par Albertine Bourget Lundi 21 ao$';t 2006 – Quelles sont vos branches fort >>>


      QUESTIONS Ŕ MANUEL TORNARE. «LE CANNABIS EST INTERDIT Ŕ GENČVE»
      Le Temps, 21-08-2006
      Questions ŕ Manuel Tornare, conseiller administratif socialsite de la Ville de Gen';ve.

Yelmarc Roulet Lundi 21 ao$';t 2006 Sauvé de la démolition il y a trente ans, le Gen';ve est devenu un lieu d‘accueil pour marginaux, ancré dans la rade du lac. Selon un arti >>>


      RACHETÉE, LA FIRME GENEVOISE ATHELAS PART Ŕ SINGAPOUR
      Le Temps, 21-08-2006
      BIOTECHNOLOGIE. La société suisse fusionne avec MerLion Pharmaceuticals. Anouch Seydtaghia Lundi 21 ao$';t 2006 La société genevoise Athelas, spécialisée dans les biotechnologies, va déménager ŕ Singapour. La société vient en effet de fusionner avec la firme >>>


      SAVEURS DU FRAN'';AIS. PORION, MAÎTRE DES TUNNELS
      Le Temps, 21-08-2006
      Saveurs du français. Nicolas Dufour Lundi 21 ao$';t 2006 Ces temps, la ville de Lausanne se prend pour un Emmental. Les trous du chantier du futur métro, le M2, mettent la cité ŕ cśur ouvert tout au long du cheminement des nouvelles stations. Les passants s‘attardent parfois devant >>>


      UN «DON JUAN» PETIT FORMAT Ŕ INNSBRUCK
      Le Temps, 21-08-2006
      OPERA. Le chef belge René Jacobs révise le «dramma giocoso» de Mozart, présenté dans ses deux versions originales. L‘orchestre éblouit, mais ni la mise en sc';ne ni les voix ne sont mémorables.

Julian Sykes, Innsbruck Lundi 21 ao$';t 2006 La pause >>>


      VARIG TENTE DE SE RELANCER, APRČS AVOIR FRÔLÉ LA FAILLITE
      Le Temps, 21-08-2006
      TRANSPORT AERIEN. La compagnie brésilienne, qui vient d‘ętre rachetée, subit une restructuration tr';s importante. Ses concurrents lui prennent des parts de marché.

François Bostnavaron Lundi 21 ao$';t 2006 Cet article n‘est pas disponible sur notre site inte >>>


      VOTATIONS DU 24 SEPTEMBRE. UN ORGANE POUR TRAQUER LE GASPILLAGE DES DENIERS PUBLICS Ŕ GENČVE. LA FUTURE COUR DES COMPTES GENEVOISE EST DÉJŔ UN CHAMP DE BATAILLE POLITIQUE
      Le Temps, 21-08-2006
      GENEVE. C‘est une premi';re en Suisse: le 24 septembre, les Genevois éliront les magistrats qui siégeront ŕ la Cour des comptes, nouvel organe de contrôle de l‘administration. Une occasion supplémentaire pour les partis de se déchirer.

Cynthia Gani Lundi 21 ao& >>>


      «LES MÉDICAMENTS NE SUFFIRONT PAS Ŕ VAINCRE LE SIDA»
      Le Temps, 21-08-2006
      VIH. La 16e Conférence internationale sur le sida s‘est achevée vendredi ŕ Toronto. Synth';se des faits marquants.

Olivier Dessibourg Lundi 21 ao$';t 2006 Le rassemblement bisannuel de la lutte contre le sida a réuni 24000 scientifiques, activistes et personnes sér >>>


      EMAAR LAUNCHES FIFTH WATERFRONT TOWER
      Arab News, 21-08-2006
      Arab News DUBAI, 21 August 2006 — Emaar Properties expands its portfolio of luxury waterfront residential projects with the launch of its fifth Marina Promenade tower, The Aurora, at Dubai Marina, one of the world’s finest master–planned waterfronts and the most preferred living destination for homeowners and inv >>>


      ME IS WORLD’S LARGEST MARKET FOR ATC, RAS
      Arab News, 21-08-2006
      K.T. Abdurabb, Arab News DUBAI, 21 August 2006 — The Middle East is now the world’s largest market for Air Traffic Control and Radar and Airport Security equipment and systems with demand outstripping that of Europe and Asia, according to the head of Air Traffic Services at the Department of Civil Aviation, Government >>>


      PLANS UNDER WAY FOR SR10 BILLION MAKKAH ECONOMIC CITY
      Arab News, 21-08-2006
      P.K. Abdul Ghafour, Arab News JEDDAH, 21 August 2006 — Plans are under way to establish a new economic city in Makkah at a cost of SR10 billion. The Um Al–Qura Economic City project, which has been presented to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah for his approval, is expected to create 15,000 new jobs >>>


      SHARE TRADING AND COMPANY TRANSPARENCY
      Arab News, 21-08-2006
      Dr. Mohammed A. Ramady, Arab News Saudi stock market watchers are now amazed at the seeming docile nature of daily trading on the Saudi bourse. Is this, one wonders, the long–awaited maturity of the Saudi investors taking place or due to the greater level of transparency now required by companies listed on the st >>>


      TAKAFUL GROWTH IN MALAYSIA FAILS TO TAKE OFF
      Arab News, 21-08-2006
      Mushtak Parker, Arab News LONDON, 21 August 2006 — Another sign that the Islamic insurance (Takaful) sector has a steep learning curve in penetrating the insurance markets in the member countries of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) and perhaps elsewhere, is the painfully slow progress Takaful is making in Malaysia, w >>>


      CONCERN FOR COMPANIONS AND WEAKER SECTIONS OF SOCIETY
      Arab News, 21-08-2006
      Adil Salahi, Arab News In his childhood and youth, the Prophet (peace be upon him) was looked after by his uncle Abu Talib. It is well known that he lost his father before his birth, his mother when he was six and his grandfather when he was eight. Abu Talib was a kind man who loved his orphan nephew and looked well af >>>


      PURSUIT OF KNOWLEDGE, MEETING SCHOLARS
      Arab News, 21-08-2006
      Dr. Abd Al–Haleem Abu Shuqqah The pursuit of knowledge is an Islamic duty God requires every Muslim to fulfill, so that life in this world can be set aright and success is achieved in the life to come. This duty applies to every Muslim woman in the same way as it applies to every Muslim man. For a Muslim, man or >>>


      3–YEAR–OLD SHOWS OFF DRIVING SKILLS
      Arab News, 21-08-2006
      Arab News MAKKAH, 21 August 2006 — A man went into a restaurant to buy some Ful leaving his three–year–old son all alone in a running car. To his horror, when he returned 5 minutes later, he saw the boy had put the car in reverse and crashed into a parked car behind, the Al–Riyadh daily reported yeste >>>


      CASE OF THE HEADLESS BOY: 5 TEENS TO BE EXECUTED
      Arab News, 21-08-2006
      Arab News MADINAH, 21 August 2006 — A court in Madinah has ordered the execution of five teenagers involved in the gang–rape and murder of a 10–year–old boy in 2004.

The incident had sent shock waves among the peaceful residents of the holy city at the time of the crime. What was even more sh >>>


      COURT ANNULS MARRIAGE FOR VIOLATION OF SOCIAL CUSTOM
      Arab News, 21-08-2006
      Arab News DAMMAM, 21 August 2006 — A happy three–year–long marriage of a Saudi couple with two children has been annulled by a court on the grounds that it violates social custom and practice, Al–Watan reported.

The woman, Fatima, is a tribal Saudi and the man, Mansoor, is non–tribal. T >>>


      POLICE DETAIN SUSPECTED MILITANTS
      Arab News, 21-08-2006
      Samir Al–Saadi, Arab News JEDDAH, 21 August 2006 — Five suspected militants were arrested in an operation involving hundreds of police officers and special forces who had gathered around a three–story villa in the Al–Ajwad area of Jeddah last night, according to sources.

Local residents said >>>


      SHOURA CHIEF WANTS BUSH APOLOGY
      Arab News, 21-08-2006
      P.K. Abdul Ghafour, Arab News JEDDAH, 21 August 2006 — Shoura Council Chairman Dr. Saleh Bin–Humaid yesterday called for a public apology from US President George W. Bush for linking Islam and Muslims with fascism and terrorism.

The chairman was referring to a recent statement by Bush branding Muslim ext >>>


      20 SHIITE PILGRIMS KILLED IN BAGHDAD
      Arab News, 21-08-2006
      Agencies BAGHDAD, 21 August 2006 — Extremists killed 20 Shiite pilgrims in Baghdad yesterday as around one million people gathered for a religious festival.

Some 300 people were also wounded, Iraqi Health Minister Ali Al–Shemari said, as pilgrims on their way to the complex of Imam Musa Kadhim in the nor >>>


      CRACKDOWN PLANNED ON ACTIVISTS OF BANNED BODIES
      Arab News, 21-08-2006
      Azhar Masood & Agencies ISLAMABAD, 21 August 2006 — The Pakistan government has decided to move swiftly against some 400 alleged leading activists of banned organizations in a fresh drive against extremism, news reports said yesterday.

The decision to launch a crackdown came nearly ten days after a failed >>>


      DHAKA CALLS FOR ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE
      Arab News, 21-08-2006
      Imran Rahman, Arab News DHAKA, 21 August 2006 — Prime Minister Khaleda Zia yesterday urged the health ministers of Southeast Asia to urgently find a remedy for stark inequities in access to healthcare within and among the nations as the poorer countries have worse health outcomes than the better off. She made the call >>>


      ESCAPE FOR PASSENGERS AS TRAIN CATCHES FIRE
      Arab News, 21-08-2006
      Syed Amin Jafri, Arab News HYDERABAD, India, 21 August 2006 — The passengers of Madras–Hyderabad Express train had a miraculous escape from the jaws of death as five bogies of the train caught fire at Secunderabad railway station soon after they disembarked at the station yesterday morning.

The train No. >>>


      ETHIOPIAN TROOPS IN SOMALIA
      Arab News, 21-08-2006
      Agencies NAIROBI, Kenya, 21 August 2006 — Ethiopian troops, allied to Somalia’s weak transitional government, entered Somalia early yesterday and reached the southern town where the government is based, officials and witnesses said.

The move was expected to raise tensions with the Islamic militiamen, who oppos >>>


      HAZARE IN DOCK AS RTI ACTIVISTS CRY FOUL
      Arab News, 21-08-2006
      Shahid Raza Burney, Arab News PUNE, 21 August 2006 – Though Right to Information Act (RTI) activists throughout the country had cause for being jubilant over the federal government&#3's decision to drop the amendments to the Act for now, the jubilation was short lived, when activists learnt that the socia >>>


      ISRAEL DETAINS YET ANOTHER HAMAS OFFICIAL
      Arab News, 21-08-2006
      Agencies RAMALLAH, 21 August 2006 — The Israeli Army yesterday detained the Hamas secretary of the Palestinian Parliament, Mahmud Al–Ramhi, according to an AFP correspondent on the scene. Rahmi, the fourth–ranking official in the Palestinian legislature, was detained at his home in El–Bireh, a town ne >>>


      ISRAEL FAILED TO SMASH HEZBOLLAH: HALUTZ
      Arab News, 21-08-2006
      Agencies JERUSALEM, 21 August 2006 — Israel’s top general conceded yesterday his army had failed to knock out Hezbollah in more than a month of fighting, and Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said he might order a broader investigation into the war.

Addressing Israel’s Cabinet, Lt. Gen. Dan Halutz insisted gains were >>>


      PIA BANS LIQUIDS, CHEMICALS ON ITS FLIGHTS
      Arab News, 21-08-2006
      Huma Aamir Malik, Arab News KARACHI, 21 August 2006 — Pakistan International Airlines too in the light of terrorist threats has prohibited all liquids and chemicals in hand bags on international flights due to security measures and searches on both domestic and international flights at all airports of hand bags, small >>>


      SCORES OF TALEBAN KILLED IN AFGHAN BATTLE
      Arab News, 21-08-2006
      Mirwais Afghan, Reuters KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, 21 August 2006 — More than 70 Taleban guerrillas have been killed in fighting with NATO and Afghan forces in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar, a provincial police officer said yesterday.

Four policemen were also killed in the battle in Panjwai district, so >>>


      UN CONDEMNS ISRAELI RAID
      Arab News, 21-08-2006
      Agencies Humanitarian aid is unloaded from a United Arab Emirates military plane at Beirut International Airport on Sunday. (AFP) BEIRUT, 21 August 2006 — The United Nations said yesterday the week–old truce between Israel and Hezbollah could easily collapse, a day after it condemned an Israeli raid on the group >>>


      4 LAWMEN SHOT IN TEXAS STANDOFF
      Washington Post, 21-08-2006
      MIDLOTHIAN, Texas –– Three police officers and a state trooper were shot and wounded Sunday during a standoff at an apartment complex that stemmed from a report of a broken window, officials said.

The gunman had not surrendered Sunday evening. Gunfire broke out again shortly before 8 p.m. and sever >>>


      BRITISH AUTHORITIES CHARGE 11 IN BOMB PLOT
      Washington Post, 21-08-2006
      By Fred BarbashWashington Post Staff WriterMonday, August 21, 2006; 12:50 PM British authorities today announced terrorism and murder–conspiracy charges against 11 people in the alleged plot to blow up trans–Atlantic airliners, saying their searches since Aug. 10 have uncovered large caches of bomb–ma >>>


      CARROLL‘S CAPTOR SAID HE LED INSURGENTS
      Washington Post, 21-08-2006
      BOSTON –– Abducted journalist Jill Carroll feared she would be beheaded when her chief captor, a man whose face was always hidden from her, told her he had been named to lead a group of Iraqi insurgents with close ties to al–Qaida.

The man praised Abu Musab Al–Zarqawi, the Jordanian lea >>>


      CHANGING FACE OF WESTERN CITIES
      Washington Post, 21-08-2006
      By Anushka AsthanaWashington Post Staff WriterMonday, August 21, 2006; A03 Anushka Figueroa recently decided to make a change. She gave up her life in California‘s Silicon Valley and headed to Phoenix to work in marketing.

The 37–year–old, who is originally from Puerto Rico, said she was sear >>>


      CHEATING IS AN AWFUL THING FOR OTHER PEOPLE TO DO
      Washington Post, 21-08-2006
      A02 Both athletes were stars. Both faltered, then staged dramatic comebacks

–– displaying the tenacity that separates heroes from also–rans. Both now face drug charges that could end their careers.

After winning five medals at the 2000 Olympic Games but failing miserably at the 2004 >>>


      CHURCH FIRES TEACHER FOR BEING WOMAN
      Washington Post, 21-08-2006
      WATERTOWN, N.Y. –– The minister of a church that dismissed a female Sunday School teacher after adopting what it called a literal interpretation of the Bible says a woman can perform any job _ outside of the church.

The First Baptist Church dismissed Mary Lambert on Aug. ' with a letter explain >>>


      DEATH PUTS FOCUS ON GAP BETWEEN TRAIN DOOR
      Washington Post, 21-08-2006
      SYOSSET, N.Y. –– One was a young tourist from Minnesota on her way to a Dave Matthews concert. The other, a 67–year–old former Broadway dancer heading home.

They both fell victim to a common hazard along the Long Island Rail Road _ the gap between the train doors and platform.

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      ENDANGERED MANATEE SPOTTED OFF R.I.
      Washington Post, 21-08-2006
      WARWICK, R.I. –– An endangered manatee made a rare appearance in Rhode Island waters during the weekend, a state Department of Environmental Management official said.

The manatee was seen Sunday in Greenwich Bay off the coast of Warwick. The large marine mammals are usually found only in the warm w >>>


      EQUIPMENT STOLEN FROM KATRINA MEMORIAL
      Washington Post, 21-08-2006
      NEW ORLEANS –– Thieves hauled off $100,000 worth of heavy equipment that was being used to help build a Lower Ninth Ward memorial to the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

A Bobcat excavator and a Bobcat T300 Skid Steer Loader, both of which require trailers or flatbed trucks to transport, were removed >>>


      KARR‘S CUSH TREATMENT SEEN AS SMART MOVE
      Washington Post, 21-08-2006
      DENVER –– Authorities probably had a very good reason for allowing JonBenet Ramsey murder suspect John Mark Karr to live it up on the 15–hour flight to the United States, legal experts say _ they wanted him to talk.

Denver attorney Larry Pozner, past president of the National Association of C >>>


      LIEBERMAN CALLS ON RUMSFELD TO RESIGN
      Washington Post, 21-08-2006
      WASHINGTON –– Sen. Joe Lieberman, attacked by fellow Democrats as being too close to the White House on the Iraq War, on Sunday called on Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to resign but said the United States cannot "walk away" from the Iraqis.

Lieberman, the one–time Democratic vic >>>


      MAN FACES CHARGES IN BURNED BODIES CASE
      Washington Post, 21-08-2006
      AM DREXEL, Mo. –– The wooded yard looked like an archaeological dig as investigators sifted the soil Monday for more evidence of the seven people Michael Lee Shaver Jr. says he shot, cut up and burned in his bedroom fireplace.

Shaver, who authorities say started talking about the bodies after he wa >>>


      MORE RAIN ON THE WAY IN FLOODED ALASKA
      Washington Post, 21-08-2006
      ANCHORAGE, Alaska –– High water that closed the main corridor between the state‘s two largest cities dropped steadily Sunday, though weary emergency officials kept a close watch on forecasts calling for more rain.

"We have reports all over the valley of the rivers and streams subsiding,& >>>


      N.C. COLLEGES TO STUDY REPORT ON KLAN VIOLENCE
      Washington Post, 21-08-2006
      GREENSBORO, N.C. –– City leaders gave it a lukewarm reception, but area college students will be paying close attention to a report on a 1'7' clash between members of the Ku Klux Klan and the Communist Party.

Instructors at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Guilford College an >>>


      NATION IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 21-08-2006
      Repaired Shuttle to Be Launched Next Week CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. –– Workers at the Kennedy Space Center on Sunday completed a delicate launchpad repair job on the shuttle Atlantis, which is being prepared for liftoff next week to restart international space station construction.

Working midair on pla >>>


      OBITUARIES IN THE NEWS
      Washington Post, 21-08-2006
      –– Clinton Bristow Jr. JACKSON, Miss. (AP) _ Alcorn State University President Clinton Bristow Jr. was found dead on a campus track days before classes were scheduled to start, officials confirmed. He was 57.

A student found Bristow on the track around ' p.m. Saturday. He was known to jog each >>>


      POLITICIANS FACE TRICKY TASK OVER IRAQ
      Washington Post, 21-08-2006
      WASHINGTON –– Voters are clearly unhappy with the war in Iraq and increasingly pessimistic about its prospects, polls indicate. And they‘re uneasy about abandoning that country to terrorists and chaos.

Faced with these two basic and conflicting public sentiments, both political parties are st >>>


      PULITZER PRIZE WINNER JOE ROSENTHAL DIES
      Washington Post, 21-08-2006
      SAN FRANCISCO –– Photographer Joe Rosenthal, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his immortal image of six World War II servicemen raising an American flag over battle–scarred Iwo Jima, died Sunday. He was '4.

Rosenthal died of natural causes at an assisted living facility in the San Francisco s >>>


      RAMSEY SUSPECT BROUGHT TO L.A. JAIL
      Washington Post, 21-08-2006
      LOS ANGELES –– John Mark Karr‘s return to the U.S. took him from clinking his champagne glass during a luxurious flight over the Pacific to a high–security jail where he was awaiting a transfer to face charges in JonBenet Ramsey‘s murder.

Los Angeles police detained Karr on a warr >>>


      SHOOTING SUSPECT MANHUNT CLOSES VA. TECH
      Washington Post, 21-08-2006
      BLACKSBURG, Va. –– Virginia Tech shut down its campus Monday and ordered everyone to remain inside as authorities searched for an escaped inmate suspected of killing a hospital guard and a sheriff‘s deputy.

William Morva, 24, had been seen near the campus, authorities said. Montgomery County >>>


      SKIING PIONEER ALEXANDER CUSHING DIES
      Washington Post, 21-08-2006
      RENO, Nev. –– Alexander C. Cushing, the founder and chairman of one of the world‘s largest and best known ski resorts, died at his summer home in Newport, R.I., the resort announced Sunday. He was '2.

Cushing, who helped launch the sport in the U.S. by bringing the 1'60 Winter Olympic >>>


      SMOKE IN CABIN FORCES PLANE EVACUATION
      Washington Post, 21-08-2006
      SEATTLE –– An Alaska Airlines MD80 was evacuated on a taxiway after smoke appeared in the cabin shortly after the plane landed in Long Beach, Calif., a company spokeswoman said.

The 140 passengers and five crew members on Flight 338 from Seattle used emergency slides Sunday evening to escape, said >>>


      TENNESSEE MARKS SCHOOL DESEGREGATION
      Washington Post, 21-08-2006
      CLINTON, Tenn. –– Fifty years ago, Bobby Cain and 11 other black students walked down a steep hill past hundreds of taunting, angry white people to Clinton High School.

Stepping inside, the group that became known as the "Clinton 12" made the public high school in this little mill town th >>>



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