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      ATHENS IS UNSURE ON TROOPS FOR UN FORCE
      Kathimerin, 22-08-2006
      Greece is unlikely to send a large number of troops to Lebanon as part of the United Nations peacekeeping force, Athens said yesterday ahead of a four–day trip to the Middle East by Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Giorgos Koumoutsakos said that Greece is considering contribut >>>


      FILTHY PINIOS LEAVES RESIDENTS CHEESED OFF
      Kathimerin, 22-08-2006
      The Pinios River near Larissa in central Greece is heavily polluted, according to test results revealed yesterday following complaints by locals about the pungent smell emanating from the water.

At the start of the month, residents complained to local authorities that they could not sleep at night because of t >>>


      HUNT FOR ICON HEADS TO SEA
      Kathimerin, 22-08-2006
      Police were searching boats yesterday off the coast of the eastern Peloponnese for a 700–year–old icon stolen last Friday from the Elona Monastery in Arcadia.

Sources said leaves for officers in the area were canceled after efforts to capture the thieves went nowhere. Area police chiefs and officer >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 22-08-2006
      CELL SUICIDE Suspect awaiting extradition hangs himself at Acropolis police station A 32–year–old man was found hanged in an apparent suicide yesterday morning at the Acropolis police station in central Athens, where he was being held in custody for allegedly possessing drugs. The unnamed Algerian national >>>


      LEGAL SNAG LOOMS FOR SEX BILL
      Kathimerin, 22-08-2006
      Legal experts have raised concerns about the wording a draft law on sexual harassment, saying that if the bill is passed into law it will be difficult to apply, sources told Kathimerini yesterday.

The draft law, unveiled in June, aims to make sexual harassment a punishable offense for the first time in Greece, >>>


      POWER GRID TAKES ON HEAT
      Kathimerin, 22-08-2006
      Temperatures hit 45C (113F) in central Greece as hot weather continues Electricity usage in Greece soared to a record high yesterday as residents tried to cool off in scorching temperatures, while experts blamed poor town planning for making conditions in the heat wave worse.

Temperatures reached as high as 45 >>>


      STUDENTS FAIL TO MAKE TEI GRADE
      Kathimerin, 22-08-2006
      The introduction of stricter criteria for entrance into universities is likely to mean that some 12,000 tertiary positions will be left vacant this academic year, Education Ministry sources told Kathimerini yesterday.

Technical colleges (TEIs) in regional parts of the country are likely to be hardest hit by th >>>


      WORKERS ON THE POSEIDON VESSEL...
      Kathimerin, 22-08-2006
      NIKOS ARVANITIDIS/ANA Workers on the Poseidon vessel are pictured on the job yesterday at the Thermaic Gulf in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki. The port’s city council hired the 12–meter boat and its three–man crew to clean the gulf of tons of rubbish that has been dumped in the sea near Thessalonik >>>


      1'67, ET L‘ART S‘ARRĘTA Ŕ AARAU
      Le Temps, 22-08-2006
      BEAUX–ARTS. Le Kunsthaus d‘Aarau propose un regard rétrospectif sur un groupe d‘artistes qui fit du chef–lieu argovien l‘un des centres de la jeune création suisse entre 1'67 et 1'75.

Philippe Mathonnet, Aarau Mardi 22 ao$';t 2006 A Aarau, en 1'67, qua >>>


      AU CŚUR D‘ISRAËL, OU QUAND L‘ÉCHEC MILITAIRE SUIT LA DÉFAITE DIPLOMATIQUE
      Le Temps, 22-08-2006
      • Le journaliste et chroniqueur raconte au fil de ses rencontres le désarroi des Israéliens qui admettent l‘échec militaire mais ne savent plus comment sortir de l‘impasse.

Bernard Guetta, Tel–Aviv et Jérusalem Mardi 22 ao$';t 2006 Il ne s‘est pas fâch >>>


      CANDIDATS KAMIKAZES INCULPÉS AU ROYAUME–UNI
      Le Temps, 22-08-2006
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      CES LUMIČRES QUI NOUS ONT INVENTÉS (2/6). EMILIE DU CH'4;TELET, L‘IDÉE NEUVE DU BONHEUR
      Le Temps, 22-08-2006
      Longtemps enfouie sous la quęte du salut, la recherche du bonheur émerge au XVIIIe si';cle. Avec l‘éclat du neuf.

Sylvie Arsever Mardi 22 ao$';t 2006 «Il faut commencer par se bien dire ŕ soi–męme &par se bien convaincre que nous n‘avons rien >>>


      CHEZ CSG DEPUIS '8
      Le Temps, 22-08-2006
      Le Temps Mardi 22 ao$';t 2006 Depuis janvier dernier, Ulrich Körner est Chief executive officer de Credit Suisse (CSGN.VX) Switzerland, responsable du Private et du Business Banking Switzerland et membre du directoire de Credit Suisse. Economiste, Ulrich Körner a suivi des études de sciences é >>>


      CLIENTS DE LA BANQUE MIGROS PRIS POUR CIBLE PAR E–MAIL
      Le Temps, 22-08-2006
      «PHISHING». Apr';s Postfinance, de nouvelles victimes d‘une tentative d‘arnaque. Anouch Seydtaghia Mardi 22 ao$';t 2006 Les pirates informatiques sont parfois paresseux. Lundi matin, ils ont tenté d‘arnaquer les clients de la Banque Migros en leur envoyant le męme >>>


      COMMENT C‘ÉTÉ. AU COEUR D‘ISOLDE
      Le Temps, 22-08-2006
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      CREDIT SUISSE VEUT ĘTRE LEADER EN SUISSE
      Le Temps, 22-08-2006
      Les comptes de Comet obérés par une filiale Sika se démarque de ses principaux concurrents La bataille entre les géants des mines fait rage «L‘économie cubaine n‘a pas retrouvé le niveau de 1'8'» ECONOMIE Le Temps I Economie I Article Credit Suisse veut  >>>


      DONNER LA PRIORITÉ AUX HUMAINS
      Le Temps, 22-08-2006
      Lionel Bouillod, Gen';ve Mardi 22 ao$';t 2006 Le probl';me, dans le dossier des chiens d‘attaque, c‘est que les personnes chargées d‘élaborer les nouvelles r';gles sont des vétérinaires. Si une personne choisit de faire des études dans cette bran >>>


      DÉPART SURPRISE Ŕ LA TĘTE DE KUONI
      Le Temps, 22-08-2006
      Andreas Schmid Photo: Keystone. VOYAGES. Las des dissensions, Andreas Schmid quitte ses fonctions de président du conseil.

Stéphane Favre avec les agences Mardi 22 ao$';t 2006 Coup de théatre chez Kuoni (KUNN.S). Le président du conseil d‘administration du voyagiste, Andreas Sc >>>


      EN SUISSE, IKEA VEUT ÉCONOMISER SUR L‘ÉNERGIE
      Le Temps, 22-08-2006
      Clients de la Banque Migros pris pour cible par e–mail Credit Suisse veut ętre leader en Suisse Les comptes de Comet obérés par une filiale Sika se démarque de ses principaux concurrents La bataille entre les géants des mines fait rage «L‘économie cubaine n‘a pas re >>>


      HARO SUR LES CHIENS DANGEREUX Ŕ GENČVE. LE CONSEIL D‘ETAT GENEVOIS MUSELLE TOUS LES CHIENS
      Le Temps, 22-08-2006
      Photo: Keystone. GENEVE. Apr';s le drame qui a vu un enfant ętre défiguré il y a deux semaines, le gouvernement met en place des mesures drastiques.

Cynthia Gani Mardi 22 ao$';t 2006 Draconienne, la mesure annoncée hier par le Conseil d‘Etat genevois est ŕ la haute >>>


      KIOSQUE. LES VACANCES DÉLAISSÉES PAR LES AMÉRICAINS
      Le Temps, 22-08-2006
      Aux Etats–Unis, les employés sont de plus en plus réticents ŕ prendre un temps de repos prolongé.

Patricia Briel Mardi 22 ao$';t 2006 Les vacances sont–elles en voie de disparition? D‘inquiétants signaux proviennent des Etats–Unis. A dix jours d‘int >>>


      L‘ANGLETERRE EN ÉMOI APRČS L‘ANNULATION D‘UNE PARTIE DE CRICKET
      Le Temps, 22-08-2006
      SCANDALE. L‘interruption d‘un match contre le Pakistan, accusé d‘avoir trafiqué la balle, fait la une des quotidiens britanniques.

Le Temps Mardi 22 ao$';t 2006 Longtemps réservé ŕ l‘aristocratie, symbole de bonne éducation et de savoir–vivre & >>>


      L‘HISTOIRE. LULA SOIGNE SON APPARENCE
      Le Temps, 22-08-2006
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      LA BATAILLE ENTRE LES GÉANTS DES MINES FAIT RAGE
      Le Temps, 22-08-2006
      CONSOLIDATION. Le numéro deux mondial pourrait ętre la cible de trois grands groupes.

Marie–Laure Chapatte Mardi 22 ao$';t 2006 Tous les yeux sont rivés sur le secteur minier. La consolidation s‘accél';re, mais peu d‘observateurs craignent une bulle. La sema >>>


      LA BOURSE SUISSE
      Le Temps, 22-08-2006
      FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article La Bourse suisse Kudelski bondit de 4,5%.

Anker Bank Mardi 22 ao$';t 2006 Lundi, le marché suisse a lég';rement reculé dans le sillage de la remontée des cours du brut en raison d‘inquiétudes liées au programme nucléai >>>


      LA B'4;TIE, UN OGRE QUI VEUT TOUT EMBRASSER
      Le Temps, 22-08-2006
      PROGRAMME. D‘un appétit gargantuesque, Maurici Farré, nouveau directeur du festival genevois, propose 80 spectacles tous genres confondus, du 1er au 16 septembre. Il entend attirer un nouveau public, plus jeune et familial.

Nos conseils. Alexandre Demidoff Mardi 22 ao$';t 2006 Un ogre &# >>>


      LA DOUBLE ÉNIGME DU SAVANT SURNATUREL
      Le Temps, 22-08-2006
      MATHEMATIQUES. Le Russe Grigory Perelman a prouvé un énoncé vieux de 102 ans, la conjecture de Poincaré. Alors qu‘il pourrait recevoir aujourd‘hui la Médaille Field, le «Nobel» des mathématiciens, l‘homme ne donne plus signe de vie.

Dennis Overbye, Ne >>>


      LA JUVENTUS SE TOURNE VERS LA JUSTICE ADMINISTRATIVE
      Le Temps, 22-08-2006
      FOOTBALL. Relégué en Série B pour avoir truqué des matches, le club turinois ne se résigne pas.

Le Temps Mardi 22 ao$';t 2006 La Juventus Turin a décidé de se tourner vers le Tribunal administratif (Tar) du Latium pour obtenir une peine réduite, apr';s sa >>>


      LA POLICE VAUDOISE ADOPTE UN NOUVEAU TYPE DE MUNITION
      Le Temps, 22-08-2006
      VAUD. Marqué par le drame de Bex, durant lequel un gendarme était mort, le canton de VAUD. engagera des balles «ŕ expansion contrôlée» pour neutraliser plus s$';rement l‘adversaire.

Philippe Miauton Mardi 22 ao$';t 2006 Théâtre en octobre 2005 >>>


      LE JOUR MAGIQUE DE TIGER WOODS
      Le Temps, 22-08-2006
      Tiger Woods. En remportant son douzi';me Grand Chelem, Woods a dépassé Walter Hagen et n’est plus qu’ŕ six longueurs de son compatriote Jack Nicklaus et de ses 18 victoires. Photo: Keystone.

GOLF. Vainqueur du championnat US PGA, derni';re levée du Grand Chelem de la saison, >>>


      LE M'4;LE AIMÉ
      Le Temps, 22-08-2006
      ROBBIE WILLIAMS. Le chanteur anglais sera mercredi et jeudi ŕ Berne. Son triomphe, insoupçonnable il y a dix ans, ne se dément plus.

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      LES BEAUX FRUITS THÉ'4;TRAUX D‘AVIGNON
      Le Temps, 22-08-2006
      THEATRE. A l‘affiche du festival français, deux spectacles suisses ont attiré en juillet plus de 200 programmateurs, qui pourraient leur ouvrir des portes.

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      LES COMPTES DE COMET OBÉRÉS PAR UNE FILIALE
      Le Temps, 22-08-2006
      RAYONS X. La Bourse sanctionne le titre. Bastien Buss Mardi 22 ao$';t 2006 Comet a des soucis avec sa filiale Feinfocus. Rachetée en 2004, cette entité, active dans les rayons X miniaturisés, ne répond toujours pas aux attentes.

Feinfocus a plombé les comptes du premier semestre >>>


      LES PLANS DE MICHELINE CALMY–REY POUR UNE SUISSE PLUS INFLUENTE
      Le Temps, 22-08-2006
      Les plans de Micheline Calmy–Rey pour une Suisse plus influente UNE Le Temps I Article Les plans de Micheline Calmy–Rey pour une Suisse plus influente DIPLOMATIE. La ministre juge qu‘une candidature au Conseil de sécurité serait «fructueuse».

Le Temps Mardi 22 ao$' >>>


      LES ÉTUDES SURVEILLÉES SONT–ELLES MENACÉES Ŕ GENČVE?
      Le Temps, 22-08-2006
      GENEVE. Le possible renforcement des horaires de l‘école genevoise pourrait empęcher les enseignants d‘assurer l‘organisation des devoirs en classe.

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      MICHELINE CALMY–REY ASSURE AVOIR ÉTÉ IMPARTIALE DANS LE CONFLIT DU PROCHE–ORIENT
      Le Temps, 22-08-2006
      Micheline Calmy–Rey, hier lors de la conférence des ambassadeurs: «La Suisse est partie du destin euroatlantique, męme si elle n’est ni membre de l’UE, ni membre de l’OTAN.» Photo: Keystone.

NEUTRALITE. La cheffe du DFAE a justifié son engagement devant la conférence des ambassadeurs. >>>


      OUVERTURE DU DEUXIČME PROCČS DE SADDAM
      Le Temps, 22-08-2006
      IRAK. Campagnes Anfal dans le Kurdistan. Le Temps Mardi 22 ao$';t 2006 Saddam Hussein a refusé de plaider lundi ŕ l‘ouverture de son proc';s pour génocide, dans l‘affaire des campagnes Anfal dans le Kurdistan. L‘ancien président irakien a d‘abord refusé de >>>


      PANOPLIE 06 BONHEURS DE LA RÉGRESSION (2/5). «UN JOUR, MON PRINCE VIENDRA»
      Le Temps, 22-08-2006
      Panoplie 06 Bonheurs de la régression (2/5). Benjamin Luis Mardi 22 ao$';t 2006 C‘est un accessoire un peu désuet, donc parfaitement dans la tendance.

Les filles le cachent au fond de leur sac ŕ main. Lorsqu‘elles le sortent et qu‘elles l‘ouvrent délicatement >>>


      PARCS PUBLICS, COINS SECRETS (2/6). JOUTES ENTRE NATURE ET CULTURE
      Le Temps, 22-08-2006
      Saveurs du français. Chaloir, intéręt ratatiné Kiosque. Les vacances délaissées par les Américains ZOOM Le Temps I Article Joutes entre nature et culture Sur le site archéologique d‘Avenches (VD), faune et flore luttent pour sauver leur place parmi les pierres. Une balade q >>>


      QU‘AVEZ–VOUS APPRIS Ŕ L‘ÉCOLE?
      Le Temps, 22-08-2006
      Olivier Chiacchiari. 37 ans, auteur de théâtre. A l‘affiche du festival genevois de La Bâtie avec «La cour des grands», d';s le 2 septembre.

Propos recueillis par Karin Kotsoglou Mardi 22 ao$';t 2006 – V os branches fortes?

– Le français en tout cas >>>


      QUESTIONS Ŕ JACQUES PEIRY. «LE FOLKLORE EST TOUT SAUF UN PHÉNOMČNE DE MODE»
      Le Temps, 22-08-2006
      Questions ŕ Jacques Peiry. Président des Rencontres de folklore internationales de fribourg.

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      SAVEURS DU FRAN'';AIS. CHALOIR, INTÉRĘT RATATINÉ
      Le Temps, 22-08-2006
      Saveurs du français. Nicolas Dufour Mardi 22 ao$';t 2006 Il est de ces mots dont l‘usage, au fil des si';cles, fond peu ŕ peu, se rétrécit toujours plus, se ratatine jusqu‘ŕ ne garder qu‘une seule forme en vigueur. Et encore, c‘est ce qui peut leur arriver >>>


      SEULE LA PAIX PEUT SAUVER ISRAËL
      Le Temps, 22-08-2006
      Thierry de Preux, Lutry (VD) Mardi 22 ao$';t 2006 Le gâchis libanais affaiblit Israël et modifie en profondeur l‘équilibre des forces au Moyen–Orient.

La tentative d‘Israël de détruire le Hezbollah se solde par un invraisemblable échec. L‘adversaire >>>


      SI PEU DIPLOMATE
      Le Temps, 22-08-2006
      D.S. Miéville Mardi 22 ao$';t 2006 Dans un vigoureux plaidoyer pro domo, Micheline Calmy–Rey a justifié son engagement au Proche–Orient au nom de la conception offensive de la neutralité qu‘elle a progressivement élaborée. Pour les autres, c‘est se taire, pour ell >>>


      SIKA SE DÉMARQUE DE SES PRINCIPAUX CONCURRENTS
      Le Temps, 22-08-2006
      CHIMIE. L‘entreprise suisse, en expansion ŕ Guin (FR), parvient mieux que les autres ŕ reporter la hausse du prix du pétrole sur ses clients.

Willy Boder Mardi 22 ao$';t 2006 Moins d‘une semaine apr';s la publication des mauvais résultats de Ciba (CIBN.VX), Sika ( >>>


      SREBRENICA, UN PROCČS POUR NE PAS OUBLIER
      Le Temps, 22-08-2006
      Ratko Mladic. L´ex–général bosno–serbe est toujours en fuite. Photo: Keystone. LA HAYE. Le Tribunal pénal international pour l‘ex–Yougoslavie reprend son plus important proc';s: celui de sept inculpés serbes.

Stéphane Bussard, avec les agences Mardi >>>


      TOUJOURS PLUS DEMANDÉE, L‘EAU ATTIRE LES INVESTISSEURS
      Le Temps, 22-08-2006
      SERVICE. La Conférence de Stockholm plaide pour une nouvelle gestion de l‘or bleu.

Ram Etwareea Mardi 22 ao$';t 2006 La Semaine mondiale de l‘eau a débuté ses travaux ce lundi ŕ Stockholm, sous le th';me «Une nouvelle gestion pour éviter les pénuri >>>


      TÉHÉRAN SUR LA VOIE DE LA CONFRONTATION
      Le Temps, 22-08-2006
      NUCLEAIRE IRANIEN. L‘Iran doit remettre ce mardi sa réponse définitive ŕ l‘offre occidentale relative ŕ son programme controversé d‘enrichissement d‘uranium. Les derni';res déclarations officielles laissent peu d‘espoir ŕ un compromis.

De >>>


      UNE PETITE SOCIÉTÉ IRLANDAISE PRÉTEND AVOIR TROUVÉ UNE ÉNERGIE INÉPUISABLE
      Le Temps, 22-08-2006
      Le mâle aimé Qu‘avez–vous appris ŕ l‘école?

Panoplie 06 Bonheurs de la régression (2/5). «Un jour, mon prince viendra» SOCIETE Le Temps I Article Une petite société irlandaise prétend avoir trouvé une énergie inépuisable MEDIA >>>


      UNE TRAVERSÉE DE LA SUISSE FAITE POUR SE MOUILLER
      Le Temps, 22-08-2006
      1'67, et l‘art s‘arręta ŕ Aarau CULTURE Le Temps I Culture I Article Une traversée de la Suisse faite pour se mouiller BEAUX–ARTS. A Zurich, Aleksandra Mir disserte dans ses dessins sur la notion d‘île.

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      VERS UN ÉCRÉMAGE DES CANDIDATURES SOCIALISTES EN FAVEUR DE «SÉGOLČNE»
      Le Temps, 22-08-2006
      FRANCE. La direction du PS invite poliment certains «éléphants» ŕ se désister. Pour les rivaux de la présidente du Poitou–Charentes, la bataille des présidentiables tourne ŕ la déroute.

Sylvain Besson, Paris Mardi 22 ao$';t 2006 Un tsunami. Lundi >>>


      «L‘ÉCONOMIE CUBAINE N‘A PAS RETROUVÉ LE NIVEAU DE 1'8'»
      Le Temps, 22-08-2006
      DEVELOPPEMENT. Un économiste contrecarre les données conjoncturelles publiées par La Havane. Il affirme que, depuis la fin de l‘aide soviétique, le PIB a chuté de 35%. Entretien.

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      «NOTRE NOUVELLE APPROCHE DU CONSEIL POURRAIT DEVENIR UN STANDARD»
      Le Temps, 22-08-2006
      BANQUE. Ulrich Körner, membre du directoire du groupe Credit Suisse depuis janvier dernier, présente les premiers résultats de la stratégie de banque intégrée et ses ambitions.

Propos recueillis par Emmanuel Garessus Mardi 22 ao$';t 2006 Le Temps: Apr';s 8 mois de m >>>


      BIOSECURITY SYSTEM TO CHECK BIRD DISEASES IN FOCUS
      Arab News, 22-08-2006
      K.S. Ramkumar, Arab News JEDDAH, 22 August 2006 — Strict adherence to the highest biosecurity standards to prevent and check bird diseases was highlighted during the visit of Japanese Agriculture Minister Shoichi Nakagawa to a major poultry farm in Jeddah yesterday.

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      CMA OKS REGULATIONS ON COMPANY ANNOUNCEMENTS
      Arab News, 22-08-2006
      Maha Akeel, Arab News JEDDAH, 22 August 2006 — In a step toward more transparency aimed at increasing investor confidence, the Capital Market Authority approved regulations governing company announcements that could influence stock prices.

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      DUBAI UNVEILS PLAN FOR LNG STORAGE FACILITY
      Arab News, 22-08-2006
      K.T. Abdurabb, Arab News DUBAI, 22 August 2006 — The Dubai Multi Commodities Center (DMCC), Techno Park and LNG Impel (IMPEL) yesterday announced the development of a world class Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) storage facility to be located at Techno Park in Dubai. The total cost of developing the storage facility is esti >>>


      JADWA AIMS TO BECOME LEADING PROVIDER OF INVESTMENT SOLUTIONS
      Arab News, 22-08-2006
      Arab News JEDDAH, 22 August 2006 — The Capital Market Authority (CMA) on Sunday issued a license to the SR500 million Jadwa Investment Company to carry out activities such as investment, management and advising in accordance with CMA regulations.

In a statement yesterday, Prince Faisal Bin Salman, chairman of >>>


      SAUDI APPAREL GIANT PLANS OCTOBER IPO
      Arab News, 22-08-2006
      Sarah Abdullah, Arab News JEDDAH, 22 August 2006 — Officials at retail franchiser Fawaz A. Al–Hokair Group have a reason to smile now that the Capital Market Authority (CMS) has approved the initial public offering of the group’s holding, Fawaz Abdulaziz Al–Hokair & Co. The IPO will open for subscriptio >>>


      STRICTLY BUSINESS: NCB
      Arab News, 22-08-2006
      22 August 2006 The National Commercial Bank recently held the graduation of 30 young Saudi women who attended a training program. The graduates attained the basic qualification for cosmetology and hair styling through a course on «art of beauty,» one of the courses of the Al–Ahli Productive Family Pro >>>


      DIFFERENT TYPES OF CLOTHES
      Arab News, 22-08-2006
      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 >>>


      DOING EVERYTHING IN THE RIGHT MANNER AND FOR THE BEST PURPOSE
      Arab News, 22-08-2006
      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 >>>


      GIVING OPPORTUNITIES FOR CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT
      Arab News, 22-08-2006
      Dr. Abd Al–Haleem Abu Shuqqah When women participate fully in the social life of the Muslim community, meeting men on an equal basis, they have the chance to attend to much that is good, adopt higher concerns and gain useful experience. We will gain a better insight into these areas when we speak about other issu >>>


      REWARD FOR READING THE QUR’AN
      Arab News, 22-08-2006
      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, 22-08-2006
      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 >>>


      WHO BENEFITS BY STRIVING
      Arab News, 22-08-2006
      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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      250 SAUDIS TO BE TRAINED AS TRAVEL AGENTS
      Arab News, 22-08-2006
      Raid Qusti, Arab News RIYADH, 22 August 2006 — A group of 250 Saudis will be soon undergoing an extensive six–month training program to qualify them to become travel agent clerks in the private sector.

According to Turki Al Remali, general manager of the Management Training Center (MTC), this is the firs >>>


      DRIVER CHARGED WITH DWF: DRIVING WHILE FEMALE
      Arab News, 22-08-2006
      Arab News TAIF, 22 August 2006 — Police in Taif caught a woman violating the law by being behind the steering wheel of a moving car, the Al–Jazirah newspaper reported yesterday.

The woman, an Arab foreigner married to a Saudi man, was immediately arrested. The husband was called to the police station to >>>


      FOUR MILITANTS SURRENDER
      Arab News, 22-08-2006
      Samir Al–Saadi & Saeed Al–Abyad, Arab News Surrendered militants are taken for interrogation by security forces. (AN photo by Salman Marzouki) JEDDAH, 22 August 2006 — Four militants surrendered to security forces in Jeddah yesterday after a 17–hour gunbattle. They included two men who had escaped >>>


      GOVT FIRM ON ARMED FORCES’ MODERNIZATION
      Arab News, 22-08-2006
      P.K. Abdul Ghafour, Arab News JEDDAH, 22 August 2006 — The Council of Ministers yesterday emphasized the government’s plan to strengthen the Kingdom’s armed forces by acquiring modern technology and weapons, including the highly capable Eurofighter Typhoon jets. «We have bought Typhoon aircraft, the most efficien >>>


      HOSPITAL FOUND GUILTY OF NEGLIGENCE IN DEATH OF WOMAN
      Arab News, 22-08-2006
      Arab News MADINAH, 22 August 2006 — A committee set up to investigate the death of Najat Balahmar, the woman who died at the beginning of August at a private hospital in Madinah after being given the wrong type of blood following a Caesarean operation, has found the hospital to be guilty of negligence, reported the Al& >>>


      JEDDAH STREET DIGGERS MAKE ILLEGAL CASH BY MOONLIGHTING
      Arab News, 22-08-2006
      Hasan Hatrash, Arab News JEDDAH, 22 August 2006 — Laborers working on laying sewage pipes in various districts across Jeddah, are abusing municipal equipment and material by offering to pave roads and paths for Jeddah residents for cash payments.

Though the construction companies are only obliged to pave the a >>>


      PRINCE FAHD IBN SAUD DIES
      Arab News, 22-08-2006
      Arab News JEDDAH, 22 August 2006 — Prince Fahd ibn Saud ibn Abdul Aziz died yesterday at the age of 77 after a prolonged illness, the Royal Court announced.

Funeral prayers for the late prince will be held at Imam Turki ibn Abdullah Mosque in Riyadh, said the announcement carried by Saudi Press Agency.
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      SAUDI–INDIAN CULTURAL EVENT SET TO MARK NATIONAL DAY
      Arab News, 22-08-2006
      M. Ghazanfar Ali Khan, Arab News RIYADH, 22 August 2006 — A high profile cultural event, the first of its kind to feature Saudi–Indian heritage, ties, culture and cuisine under one roof, will be staged here at the King Abdul Aziz Medical City on Sept.
21 as part of the Saudi National Day celebrations. Organiz >>>


      SAUDI DRUG ADDICT MURDERS FATHER AND POLICEMAN, THEN COMMITS SUICIDE
      Arab News, 22-08-2006
      Arab News ABHA, 22 August 2006 — A Saudi drug addict committed suicide after murdering his father and a police officer on Saturday at the man’s family home in the village of Rabeia in Abha.

According to police, an argument took place between the father and the son, a 37–year–old teacher who was fir >>>


      AFTER THE WAR, SCANDALS ROCK ISRAEL
      Arab News, 22-08-2006
      Reuters JERUSALEM, 22 August 2006 — The president is locked in a sex scandal, the justice minister has quit over a purported stolen kiss, the prime minister is haunted by a property deal and the country’s top general is under fire for stock trading.

Welcome to Israel, after the war. With a cease–fire in >>>


      BANGLADESHIS CALL FOR PROBE INTO BOMBING OF OPPOSITION RALLY
      Arab News, 22-08-2006
      Imran Rahman & Agencies DHAKA, 22 August 2006 — Thousands of Bangladeshis rallied in the capital yesterday to demand an investigation into a grenade attack that killed at least 23 members of the opposition Awami League two years ago.

Unidentified attackers detonated seven grenades during an Awami rally at >>>


      BISMILLAH KHAN PASSES AWAY
      Arab News, 22-08-2006
      Nilofar Suhrawardy & Indo Asian News Service NEW DELHI/VARANASI, 22 August 2006 — Bismillah Khan, one of India’s greatest musicians whom the country honored with its highest civilian award, died in Varanasi early yesterday. He was '1. The shehnai virtuoso was taken ill around 10 days ago and admitted to the Her >>>


      BUSH SAYS LEBANON URGENTLY NEEDS UN TROOPS
      Arab News, 22-08-2006
      Reuters BEIRUT, 22 August 2006 — US President George W. Bush called yesterday for the urgent deployment of a United Nations peacekeeping force to southern Lebanon to shore up a week–old truce between Israel and Hezbollah fighters.

He said there would be another UN resolution on the rules for such a force >>>


      COLD WAR DATA BEING RECLASSIFIED TO CONCEAL US ARSENAL INFO
      Arab News, 22-08-2006
      Barbara Ferguson, Arab News WASHINGTON, 22 August 2006 — During America’s Cold War with the former Soviet Union, which ended December 1'8', it was well known among defense experts that the US nuclear arsenal included 1,000 Minuteman missiles,
54 Titan missiles and 656 submarine–launched ballistic miss >>>


      ELEVEN LONDON TERROR SUSPECTS CHARGED
      Arab News, 22-08-2006
      Mushtak Parker, Arab News LONDON, 22 August 2006 — The wheels of justice are finally catching up with the suspects in the alleged London airport terror plot. Scotland Yard confirmed yesterday afternoon that eleven of the 23 suspects held in connection with the alleged plot have been charged with offenses under the 2006 >>>


      IRAN TO PURSUE NUKE PLAN, SAYS KHAMENEI
      Arab News, 22-08-2006
      Agencies TEHRAN, 22 August 2006 — Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said yesterday Iran would press ahead with its pursuit of nuclear energy, indicating Iran will not heed a UN demand it stop enriching uranium or face possible sanctions.

Khamenei, who has the final word, did not mention enrichment b >>>


      ISRAELIS SHOOT 3 IN LEBANON
      Arab News, 22-08-2006
      Reuters JERUSALEM, 22 August 2006 — Israel yesterday said its troops shot and wounded three armed men in southern Lebanon where they have maintained positions ahead of a planned pullout.

«A force identified armed gunmen coming toward them in a threatening way,» an Israeli Army spokesman said. &laqu >>>


      MUSLIM NATIONS TO HOLD FIRST REFUGEE MEET
      Arab News, 22-08-2006
      Azhar Masood & Agencies ISLAMABAD, 22 August 2006 — Muslim nations will meet in Pakistan in November to discuss the plight of nine million refugees in the Islamic world, including thousands from the Middle East conflict, officials said yesterday.

The conference of ministers from the 57–state Organiza >>>


      PAKISTAN DENIES THE ARREST OF WANTED AL–QAEDA MILITANT
      Arab News, 22-08-2006
      Azhar Masood & Agencies ISLAMABAD, 22 August 2006 — Pakistan yesterday rejected reports that wanted Al–Qaeda militant Matiur Rehman had been arrested and denied that he was linked to an alleged plot to blow up US–bound airliners.

ABC News reported last week quoting unnamed intelligence sources >>>


      SADDAM’S TRIAL IN ANFAL CASE OPENS WITH USUAL OUTBURST
      Arab News, 22-08-2006
      Rawya Rageh, Associated Press BAGHDAD — A defiant Saddam Hussein shouted at prosecutors and refused to enter a plea yesterday at the opening of his second trial in which he faces charges of genocide and war crimes connected to his scorched–earth offensive against Kurds nearly two decades ago.

The trial o >>>


      SYRIA SKEPTIC ABOUT PEACE SIGNALS
      Arab News, 22-08-2006
      Agencies DAMASCUS, 22 August 2006 — Syria downplayed yesterday recent peace signals from Israel, and made it clear that peace could not prevail without the full return of all occupied lands, including the strategic Golan Heights.

Earlier, Public Security Minister Avi Dichter had said yesterday that Israel shou >>>


      TRAIN CRASH NEAR CAIRO KILLS DOZENS
      Arab News, 22-08-2006
      Aziz El–Kaissouni, Reuters QALYOUB, Egypt, 22 August 2006 — A train crash killed and injured dozens of people in a Nile Delta town north of Cairo yesterday in Egypt’s worst rail disaster for four years.

Casualty figures varied widely. Egypt’s health minister put the toll at 58 dead and 143 injured. A sec >>>


      CALIF. TRIBAL COLLEGE CLOSE TO COLLAPSE
      Washington Post, 22-08-2006
      DAVIS, Calif. –– On a remote stretch of land where stray chickens outnumber students, California‘s only tribal college is clinging to life against seemingly insurmountable odds.

D–Q University has had its share of hard times since it was founded on the outskirts of this liberal universi >>>


      CANNIBALISM SUSPECT FACES MURDER TRIAL
      Washington Post, 22-08-2006
      PURCELL, Okla. –– A man accused of killing a 10–year–old girl in what investigators describe as a cannibalistic plot will be tried for first–degree murder, a judge ruled Tuesday. Prosecutors have said they will seek the death penalty for Kevin Ray Underwood, 26, accused of strangling Jamie >>>


      CLINTON BRUSHES OFF PRESIDENTIAL QUERIES
      Washington Post, 22-08-2006
      ROCHESTER, N.Y. –– Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton deflected another round of queries Monday about her possible presidential ambitions, saying she‘s focusing on her re–election to the Senate.

Clinton toured a Rochester health center to promote her campaign but ended up bombarded by reporter >>>


      CONNECTICUT GROUPS PUSH TO REMOVE LIEBERMAN FROM BALLOT
      Washington Post, 22-08-2006
      HARTFORD, Conn., Aug. 21 –– Critics of Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman‘s independent run to keep his job attacked on two fronts Monday, with one group asking an elections official to throw him out of the Democratic Party and a former rival calling on state officials to keep his name off the November ballot.< >>>


      DEAL STRUCK TO RAISE CALIF. MINIMUM WAGE
      Washington Post, 22-08-2006
      SACRAMENTO, Calif. –– California‘s minimum wage will increase by $1.25 an hour over the next two years under a deal struck Monday between Gov.

Arnold Schwarzenegger and legislative leaders. The agreement ends, at least temporarily, a stalemate between the governor and Democratic lawmakers and >>>


      DEPUTY, INMATE INJURED IN SHOOTING
      Washington Post, 22-08-2006
      JEFFERSON, Ga. –– An inmate in chains and leg irons grabbed a deputy‘s gun and shot him outside a county courthouse Monday but was gunned down by other deputies as he drove away in a police van.

The deputy was returning four prisoners to jail when one of them attacked him, Sheriff Stan Evans >>>


      MAN OVERSEAS ACCUSED OF ONLINE EXTORTION
      Washington Post, 22-08-2006
      ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. –– Charges have been filed against a man accused of persuading a teen to send him a nude photograph by threatening to ruin her parents‘ credit rating and saying he would come from the Middle East to have sex with her.

Babar Majid Chaudhry, a citizen of Pakistan who live >>>


      MTV, NICKELODEON TO GET OWN FILM LABELS
      Washington Post, 22-08-2006
      NEW YORK –– MTV and Nickelodeon will take on larger roles in the Paramount Motion Picture Group, expanding from on–lot producers to full film labels, Viacom Inc. announced.

MTV Films and Nick Movies will join other group labels, including Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks SKG, Paramount Vantage >>>


      N.Y.‘S OLDEST BARTENDER CELEBRATES '0
      Washington Post, 22-08-2006
      NEW YORK –– Marilyn Monroe came Wednesdays for lunch and ordered a Beefeater martini, very dry. Danny Kaye pulled his jacket over his head to avoid being recognized. Judy Garland sat in a corner drinking Johnnie Walker Red.

"Judy Garland, very sad," said Hoy Wong, who is about to be feted >>>


      NAGIN: BUREAUCRACY SLOWING REBUILDING
      Washington Post, 22-08-2006
      NEW ORLEANS –– Bureaucracy and a lack of money are slowing the rebuilding of New Orleans nearly a year after Hurricane Katrina hit, Mayor Ray Nagin said Monday.

As the one–year anniversary of the storm approaches on Aug. 2', the city still is struggling financially, despite billions of do >>>


      NATION IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 22-08-2006
      3' Suspected Gang Leaders Are Arrested in Florida TAMPA, Fla. –– After a 14–month investigation, law enforcement officers raided a high–level meeting of the Latin Kings at a rented club and arrested every known leader of the violent gang in Florida, authorities said Monday.

The Sund >>>


      ONE COUNT DISMISSED IN PADILLA CASE
      Washington Post, 22-08-2006
      MIAMI, Aug. 21 –– A federal judge on Monday threw out one count in the terrorism indictment against alleged al–Qaeda operative Jose Padilla and his co–defendants, concluding that it improperly repeated other charges in the same document.

U.S. District Judge Marcia G. Cooke‘s rulin >>>


      POLICE CAPTURE ESCAPED INMATE
      Washington Post, 22-08-2006
      BLACKSBURG, Va. –– A manhunt for an escaped convict suspected in the slayings of a hospital guard and a sheriff‘s deputy shut down the Virginia Tech campus on the first day of classes Monday as sharpshooters were posted on university rooftops and students scrambled for safety.

Authorities lat >>>



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