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      FIRE DECIMATES TREES, HOUSES IN HALKIDIKI
      Kathimerin, 23-08-2006
      Cassandra blaze burns through night NIKOLAS GIAKOUMIDIS/AP Two tourists pass a scorched beach bar in the village of Hanioti in Halkidiki yesterday. Experts say it will take Cassandra at least 50 years to recover from the ecological disaster caused by the forest fire.

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      GETTY TO HAND BACK ARTIFACTS
      Kathimerin, 23-08-2006
      Two ancient Greek artifacts, including one that dates as far back as the 6th century BC, will be returned to Greece by the end of the month from the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Culture Ministry said yesterday.

The private museum in Los Angeles signed over the two sculptures following pressure from Greece which s >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 23-08-2006
      PUTIN VISIT Russian president due in Athens on Sept. 4 for talks on oil pipeline Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Athens on September 4 for talks with Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis about the project to build the Burgas–Alexandroupolis oil pipeline, the government said yesterday. Bulgarian Premier Se >>>


      LOCAL ELECTION FEVER ALSO GRIPS FOREIGNERS
      Kathimerin, 23-08-2006
      There will be a large increase in the number of Europeans who will vote in the October local elections according to figures released yesterday.

Interior Minister Prokopis Pavlopoulos said that 8,'21 European Union citizens, including people from the 10 newest member states, will vote in October.

T >>>


      NAVY FORCE TO LEBANON ENDORSED
      Kathimerin, 23-08-2006
      Greece will contribute naval forces to the United Nations–backed peacekeeping effort in Lebanon but will not send ground forces to the war–torn country, the Government Council on Foreign Policy and Defense (KYSEA) confirmed yesterday.

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      NEW PASSPORTS COME AT A COST
      Kathimerin, 23-08-2006
      Issuance of the new Greek passport containing a microchip is scheduled to start on Saturday, a government source said yesterday, and will cost applicants 76 euros, about a third higher than the previous charge for the travel document.

The technology and extra components required for the microchip passport have >>>


      SHARP TURN ON POINTS FOR DRIVERS
      Kathimerin, 23-08-2006
      The new traffic code will ensure that penalty points accrued by reckless drivers will lead to motorists losing their licenses, sources told Kathimerini yesterday.

A draft law is due to be unveiled by the Transport Ministry this fall and it has already been made clear that the bill will include stiffer penaltie >>>


      ANDREAS SCHMID, COLLECTIONNEUR DE CASQUETTES
      Le Temps, 23-08-2006
      FONCTIONS. L‘ex–président de Kuoni est aussi administrateur de Unique. Daniel Eskenazi Mercredi 23 ao$';t 2006 «Ma fortune est investie dans Kuoni (KUNN.S), Barry Callebaut et l‘aéroport de Zurich, répondait Andreas Schmid, ex–futur patron d‘economiesuisse et pr >>>


      APRČS LES TIRS Ŕ L‘ARME LOURDE, KINSHASA REPREND SON SOUFFLE
      Le Temps, 23-08-2006
      CONGO–KINSHASA. La communauté internationale se renforce militairement et tente de calmer le jeu entre les partisans du président Kabila et ceux de son adversaire Jean–Pierre Bemba.

Colette Braeckman Mercredi 23 ao$';t 2006 Pour la troisi';me journée consécutive, >>>


      ARCANTO, QUATUOR FLOU
      Le Temps, 23-08-2006
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      ASSAINIES, LES ENTREPRISES SUISSES AFFICHENT DES BÉNÉFICES RECORD AU PREMIER SEMESTRE
      Le Temps, 23-08-2006
      Economiesuisse se cherche un leader rassembleur Les Etats de l‘Asean visent un marché commun en 2015 Un hedge fund court apr';s «Rocky» Face aux catastrophes naturelles, les assureurs veulent une hausse des franchises La BCV pavoise avec un premier semestre historique Andreas Schmid, coll >>>


      AVEC LA GUERRE ET LE BLOCUS, GAZA PLONGE DANS LA DÉTRESSE ET LA MISČRE
      Le Temps, 23-08-2006
      PROCHE–ORIENT. Alors que l‘attention a été portée sur le Liban, Tsahal a multiplié les raids. Le territoire a vécu ses premi';res émeutes de la faim.

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      BALLES Ŕ EXPANSION: LA POLICE GENEVOISE SUIT LE MOUVEMENT
      Le Temps, 23-08-2006
      GENEVE. Tout comme les forces de l‘ordre vaudoises, la police du canton aura de nouvelles munitions.

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      CES LUMIČRES QUI NOUS ONT INVENTÉS (3/6). ADAM SMITH, LA VÉRITÉ SUR LA «MAIN INVISIBLE»
      Le Temps, 23-08-2006
      Par une élégante métaphore, l‘économiste écossais a montré les avantages de la libre concurrence. Son idée du marché ne correspond pourtant pas ŕ celle qu‘on s‘en fait aujourd‘hui. Une histoire de sympathie et de guerre froide.

Frédé >>>


      COCA ET PEPSI GALČRENT EN INDE DEPUIS TRENTE ANS
      Le Temps, 23-08-2006
      Traque ŕ la corruption dans le secteur de l‘eau ECONOMIE Le Temps I Economie I Article Coca et Pepsi gal';rent en Inde depuis trente ans CAMPAGNE. Les nationalistes indiens combattent un symbole culturel américain.

Le marché indien des sodas vaut 12 milliards de dollars par an. Ram >>>


      COUP DE FOUDRE AVEC UN VIOLON
      Le Temps, 23-08-2006
      CLASSIQUE. Renaud Capuçon, invité du festival Septembre musical, a connu un tournant dans sa grande carri';re lorsqu‘il s‘est vu confier un Guarnierus.

Depuis, son talent brille un peu plus. Rocco Zacheo Mercredi 23 ao$';t 2006 Renaud Capuçon, c‘est un son aux te >>>


      DOMINICÉ & CO PARIE SUR UN RECUL DES ACTIONS CET AUTOMNE
      Le Temps, 23-08-2006
      FONDS DE PLACEMENT. La société genevoise de gestion d‘actifs joue quitte ou double avec son fonds Nostradamus. Ce véhicule lancé en juin se distingue aussi par ses commissions allégées.

Jean–Louis Richard Mercredi 23 ao$';t 2006 Le fonds de placement Nostradamus >>>


      ECONOMIESUISSE SE CHERCHE UN LEADER RASSEMBLEUR
      Le Temps, 23-08-2006
      Finance Sports Société Culture Eclairages Courrier lecteurs Météo Accueil Fonds placement Marchés Economie Emploi, formation Samedi culturel Disques Livres Sciences Multimédia Blogs Archives Dossiers Revue de presse Newsletters Forums Hors–séries Edition RSS Edition PDF Edition >>>


      EDIMBOURG, LŔ OŮ LE SPECTACLE EST ROI
      Le Temps, 23-08-2006
      ARTS VIVANTS. Plus d‘un million de billets vendus pour 1867 spectacles: le Fringe bat son plein.

Olivier Schmitt, Le Monde Mercredi 23 ao$';t 2006 Cet article n‘est pas disponible sur notre site internet. Ses droits d‘auteur sont propriété du journal Le Monde (http://www.lemo >>>


      EOLIENNES ET PROTECTION DU PAYSAGE
      Le Temps, 23-08-2006
      François Cuche, député au Grand Conseil neuchâtelois, Les Geneveys–sur–Coffrane (NE) Mercredi 23 ao$';t 2006 Comme nous l‘apprenait Le Temps du 26 juillet dernier, le Tribunal fédéral se prononcera jeudi 31 ao$';t sur le projet de parc éolien du Crę >>>


      FACE AUX CATASTROPHES NATURELLES, LES ASSUREURS VEULENT UNE HAUSSE DES FRANCHISES
      Le Temps, 23-08-2006
      LEGISLATION. Le Conseil fédéral se prononcera sur la requęte, malgré les bons résultats financiers de la branche.

Willy Boder Mercredi 23 ao$';t 2006 Intempéries un an apr';s. Les assureurs privés membres de l‘ASA ont financé un film catastrophe mont >>>


      FINANCEMENT DES HÔPITAUX: POURPARLERS GRIPPÉS
      Le Temps, 23-08-2006
      Soins en EMS et ŕ domicile: on avance SUISSE Le Temps I Suisse I Article Financement des hôpitaux: pourparlers grippés ASSURANCE MALADIE. Les négociations pour un nouveau mode de rémunération interrompues.

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      KIOSQUE. GÜNTER GRASS, EXCUSÉ ET CONSPUÉ EN FRANCE
      Le Temps, 23-08-2006
      La polémique sur le passé de l‘écrivain allemand a atteint la presse française. La lecture de ce texte (2'67 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      LA BCV PAVOISE AVEC UN PREMIER SEMESTRE HISTORIQUE
      Le Temps, 23-08-2006
      Andreas Schmid, collectionneur de casquettes Coca et Pepsi gal';rent en Inde depuis trente ans Traque ŕ la corruption dans le secteur de l‘eau ECONOMIE Le Temps I Economie I Article La BCV pavoise avec un premier semestre historique RESULTATS. Forte croissance des revenus et maîtrise des co$& >>>


      LA BOURSE SUISSE. NESTLÉ CONFIANT AVANT SES RÉSULTATS
      Le Temps, 23-08-2006
      FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article Nestlé confiant avant ses résultats La Bourse suisse.

Anker Bank Mercredi 23 ao$';t 2006 Mardi, le marché suisse a affiché une lég';re progression, soutenu par l‘excellente performance de Nestlé (NESN.VX) qui a permis ŕ >>>


      LA DÉCISION DE MUSELER TOUS LES CHIENS MET GENČVE Ŕ L‘ENVERS
      Le Temps, 23-08-2006
      GENEVE. Le Conseil d‘Etat indique que sa mesure devra entrer en vigueur dans les deux semaines.

Cynthia Gani Mercredi 23 ao$';t 2006 Sandrine Blessing n‘a pas de mots assez durs pour condamner le Conseil d‘Etat genevois. La responsable de l‘Ecole d‘éducation de la SPA >>>


      LA FRANCE REJETTE LES CRITIQUES SUR SON MANQUE D‘ENGAGEMENT AU LIBAN
      Le Temps, 23-08-2006
      PROCHE–ORIENT. Paris pourrait aisément déployer 3000 hommes au Sud–Liban, mais veut encore examiner les r';gles d‘engagement définies par l‘ONU pour la future force internationale.

Sylvain Besson, Paris Mercredi 23 ao$';t 2006 «Ceux qui ne veulent pas >>>


      LA SUISSE Ŕ L‘ONU: L‘AMBITION DU NAIN
      Le Temps, 23-08-2006
      La vraie controverse porte sur le Proche–Orient Le Conseil de sécurité TEMPS FORT Le Temps I Article La Suisse ŕ l‘ONU: l‘ambition du nain Micheline Calmy–Rey esp';re réformer un Conseil de sécurité perçu comme un directoire illégitime, imposant de >>>


      LA TSR MISE SUR LA PROXIMITÉ AVEC SON PUBLIC
      Le Temps, 23-08-2006
      GRILLE. La rentrée fait la part belle ŕ l‘ancrage local et ŕ la participation des téléspectateurs.

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      LE CINÉMA DU MERCREDI. ET AUSSI
      Le Temps, 23-08-2006
      Monster House, animation de Gil Kenan (USA 2006) Voici la onzi';me collaboration de Robert Zemeckis et Steven Spielberg apr';s la trilogie Retour vers le futur ou Qui veut la peau de Roger Rabbit? Grands gamins devant l‘éternel, ils produisent cette fois le «premier film d‘horreur >>>


      LE CINÉMA DU MERCREDI. LA SOLITUDE SELON NICOLE GARCIA
      Le Temps, 23-08-2006
      Logiquement bredouille ŕ Cannes, «Selon Charlie» cafouille. La lecture de ce texte (2881 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      LE CINÉMA DU MERCREDI. M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN RČGLE SES CONTES
      Le Temps, 23-08-2006
      Night Shyamalan, Bryce Dallas Howard et Paul Giamatti (de gauche ŕ droite). Photo: Keystone Avec «La Jeune Fille de l‘eau», l‘auteur du «Sixi';me Sens» et du «Village» signe une fable revancharde oů il tire ŕ boulets rouges sur la critique.

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      LE CV ANONYME, UNE BONNE IDÉE Ŕ ABANDONNER
      Le Temps, 23-08-2006
      GENEVE. Les trois employeurs genevois qui ont testé l‘anonymat des demandes d‘emploi ne reconduiront pas l‘expérience. Mais ils en retirent de grands enseignements.

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      LE VALAIS TENTE DE PERCER Ŕ JOUR LES MYSTČRES DU TUNNEL DE RIEDBERG
      Le Temps, 23-08-2006
      VALAIS. Le męme jour, la commission de gestion du Grand Conseil et le conseiller d‘Etat Jean–Jacques Rey–Bellet se sont expliqués sur les affaires de prépaiement dans le cadre du chantier de l‘A'.

Laurent Nicolet Mercredi 23 ao$';t 2006 «Nous sommes une c >>>


      LES ETATS DE L‘ASEAN VISENT UN MARCHÉ COMMUN EN 2015
      Le Temps, 23-08-2006
      COMMERCE. L‘organisation régionale veut attirer plus d‘investissements étrangers.

Serge Maillard Mercredi 23 ao$';t 2006 Le premier ministre malaisien Abdullah Ahmad Badawi a annoncé mardi qu‘il soutenait l‘avancement de cinq ans, ŕ 2015, de la date prévu >>>


      MARION JONES SE DÉFEND TANT BIEN QUE MAL
      Le Temps, 23-08-2006
      DOPAGE. La superstar nie. Ses avocats prennent le relais. La lecture de ce texte (2041 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      MUSELIČRE: LA FAUSSE BONNE IDÉE QUI DÉCHAÎNE LES PASSIONS
      Le Temps, 23-08-2006
      PREVENTION. Le projet de Gen';ve de neutraliser tous les chiens sera tr';s difficile ŕ appliquer.

Le Temps Mercredi 23 ao$';t 2006 La décision de museler tous les chiens dans les parcs publics ŕ Gen';ve provoque un tollé. Quelque 30000 chiens sont concerné >>>


      NOTES NÉCESSAIRES Ŕ L‘INFORMATION DES PARENTS
      Le Temps, 23-08-2006
      Corinne Leboissard, Gen';ve Mercredi 23 ao$';t 2006 Contrairement ŕ ce que prétendent les opposants aux notes, les parents ne sont pas mieux informés avec les nouveaux bulletins trimestriels. Certes, par rapport aux écoles en Rénovation, qui n‘avaient que deux bulletins sem >>>


      PANOPLIE 06. OBJETS DE RÉGRESSION (3/5). LES TROUILLES D‘ANTAN
      Le Temps, 23-08-2006
      Panoplie 06. Objets de régression (3/5). Albertine Bourget Mercredi 23 ao$';t 2006 Puni, privé de souper, le petit Max s‘évade en ręve dans un drôle d‘univers peuplé de monstres dont il devient le roi. Drôle de voyage, bizarre odyssée, qui se termine quand Max >>>


      PARCS PUBLICS, COINS SECRETS (3/6). BELLELAY, JARDIN DE MÉMOIRE
      Le Temps, 23-08-2006
      Le jardin baroque de l‘ancienne abbaye située dans le Jura bernois reste enfoui dans l‘Histoire. En revanche, il offre une belle plongée dans le paysage alentour.

Lorette Coen Mercredi 23 ao$';t 2006 Certains jardins se livrent grands ouverts ŕ l‘exploration. D‘aut >>>


      PAS DE SECOND COUTEAU
      Le Temps, 23-08-2006
      Editorial. Jean–Claude Péclet Mercredi 23 ao$';t 2006 Jusqu‘ŕ ce mardi, tr';s peu de Romands connaissaient Andreas Schmid, président du conseil d‘administration de Kuoni, avocat d‘affaires zurichois aux multiples mandats, appelé ŕ devenir dans dix jours la >>>


      PLANCHES DE SALUT
      Le Temps, 23-08-2006
      GERARD DESARTHE. Acteur colossal, il passe ŕ la mise en sc';ne et rép';te ces jours ŕ Gen';ve «L‘Amour en quatre tableaux».

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      QU‘AVEZ–VOUS APPRIS Ŕ L‘ÉCOLE? MARISA JACONI
      Le Temps, 23-08-2006
      Biologiste, spécialiste des cellules souches d‘embryons, Gen';ve. Propos recueillis par Etienne Dubuis Mercredi 23 ao$';t 2006 – Quelles étaient vos branches fortes?

– Les lettres. L‘italien (j‘ai fait mes classes ŕ Lugano), le latin. C‘est pour cela, je ve >>>


      QUESTIONS Ŕ FABIEN VOGELSPERGER. «10% DES 8000 CAVITÉS NATURELLES QUI SONT RECENSÉES EN SUISSES SONT POLLUÉES»
      Le Temps, 23-08-2006
      REGIONS Le Temps I Article «10% des 8000 cavités naturelles qui sont recensées en Suisses sont polluées» Questions ŕ Fabien Vogelsperger, directeur du Parc régional Chasseral.

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      QUESTIONS Ŕ MARIE–ANNE PINHEIRO–FANKHAUSER. «LA SINGINE ET LE LAC SE RAPPROCHENT»
      Le Temps, 23-08-2006
      Questions ŕ Marie–Anne Pinheiro–Fankhauser, directrice du Musée singinois. Propos recueillis par François Mauron Mercredi 23 ao$';t 2006 Les artistes vont parfois plus vite que les politiques. A l‘enseigne de SENSESEE, le Musée singinois, ŕ Tavel, et celui de Morat orga >>>


      RETROUVAILLES ENTRE RELIQUES HARGNEUSES
      Le Temps, 23-08-2006
      Garry Kasparov, la hongroise Judit Polgar et Anatoli Karpov: le match organisé par le Credit suisse a accueilli des figures du monde des échecs, en particulier les trois «K» (Anatoly Karpov, Victor Kortchnoď et Garry Kasparov), cél';bres ennemis de l´';re soviétique. Photo: >>>


      SAVEURS DU FRAN'';AIS. TAXON, UNITÉ CLASSÉE
      Le Temps, 23-08-2006
      Saveurs du français. Nicolas Dufour Mercredi 23 ao$';t 2006 On connaît tous un type ou une femme méthodique ŕ l‘extręme, au cerveau ordonné, capable de classer les choses, les gens ou sa propre vie selon un schéma rigoureux. Le genre de personnes qui ont un organigramme & >>>


      SOINS EN EMS ET Ŕ DOMICILE: ON AVANCE
      Le Temps, 23-08-2006
      Le Conseil des Etats pourra débattre du financement des soins lors de sa session d‘octobre. La commission de la santé a amendé le projet du Conseil fédéral et propose de déterminer les contributions versées par l‘assurance maladie en fonction des besoins et de mani' >>>


      TIGRES TAMOULS ARRĘTÉS AUX USA: LIENS AVEC LA SUISSE
      Le Temps, 23-08-2006
      Votations du 24 septembre. «Si COSA est acceptée, je serai contraint de lancer de nouvelles mesures d‘économies» Tigres tamouls arrętés aux USA: liens avec la Suisse Financement des hôpitaux: pourparlers grippés Soins en EMS et ŕ domicile: on avance SUISSE Le Temps I >>>


      TRAQUE Ŕ LA CORRUPTION DANS LE SECTEUR DE L‘EAU
      Le Temps, 23-08-2006
      INITIATIVE. Un réseau d‘information est lancé dans le cadre de la Semaine de l‘eau ŕ Stockholm.

Ram Etwareea Mercredi 23 ao$';t 2006 Acres International, une entreprise canadienne d‘ingénierie, avait versé des pots–de–vin pour décrocher un cont >>>


      TÉHÉRAN DONNE UNE RÉPONSE Ŕ L‘IRANIENNE Ŕ L‘OFFRE DES OCCIDENTAUX: NI OUI NI NON!
      Le Temps, 23-08-2006
      NUCLEAIRE IRANIEN. L‘Iran propose de reprendre les négociations avec les cinq membres du Conseil de sécurité plus l‘Allemagne. Ceux–ci avaient proposé des mesures incitatives contre la suspension de l‘enrichissement de l‘uranium.

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      UN HEDGE FUND COURT APRČS «ROCKY»
      Le Temps, 23-08-2006
      PLACEMENT. L‘acteur Sylvester Stallone a profité d‘un fonds qui a fait faillite.

Frédéric Leli';vre Mercredi 23 ao$';t 2006 Quinze ans apr';s son dernier combat, Rocky remonte sur le ring. En décembre aux Etats–Unis, au printemps prochain en Europe, >>>


      UN TUPOLEV S‘ÉCRASE DANS L‘EST DE L‘UKRAINE
      Le Temps, 23-08-2006
      AVIATION. 170 morts. Piste terroriste écartée. Le Temps Mercredi 23 ao$';t 2006 Un avion de ligne russe avec quelque 170 personnes ŕ bord s‘est écrasé mardi dans l‘est de l‘Ukraine, oů les chances de retrouver des survivants étaient nulles, selon les autorit&# >>>


      UNE MUSELIČRE, COMMENT ?
      Le Temps, 23-08-2006
      Des réactions passionnelles se sont enflamées ŕ l´encontre du Conseil d´Etat et de sa décision de faire museler les molosses. Photo: Keystone CHOC. La mesure radicale que Gen';ve veut appliquer ŕ ses chiens est contestée par les propriétaires et les vétérin >>>


      VOTATIONS DU 24 SEPTEMBRE. «SI COSA EST ACCEPTÉE, JE SERAI CONTRAINT DE LANCER DE NOUVELLES MESURES D‘ÉCONOMIES»
      Le Temps, 23-08-2006
      CAMPAGNE. Hans–Rudolf Merz fustige le Parti socialiste, qui s‘approprie l‘AVS. Pour lui, l‘initiative de la gauche ne résoudra en rien les probl';mes ŕ venir de l‘assurance. Bien au contraire. Elle menacerait les finances publiques.

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      DEMAND FOR GOLD CONTINUES TO FALL
      Arab News, 23-08-2006
      K.S. Ramkumar, Arab News JEDDAH, 23 August 2006 — Demand for gold and gold jewelry continues to fall across Saudi Arabia. This has been amply substantiated by the World Gold Council (WGC) and owners of gold outlets who say demand for gold and jewelry has been falling in the first two quarters of the year.

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      EXPORT OF SR300M WORTH OF ELECTRONIC GOODS LIKELY
      Arab News, 23-08-2006
      Saeed Al–Abyad, Arab News JEDDAH, 23 August 2006 — Market experts estimate that the electrical and electronic industry in the Kingdom will export SR300 million worth of 350,000 pieces of locally manufactured electronic devices by the end of the next financial year. The destinations of the Saudi goods will be the >>>


      CONCERN FOR COMPANIONS AND WEAKER SECTIONS OF SOCIETY
      Arab News, 23-08-2006
      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, 23-08-2006
      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 >>>


      ‘SECURITY–RELATED IMPORTS TO RISE 13 PERCENT’
      Arab News, 23-08-2006
      Javid Hassan, Arab News RIYADH, 23 August 2006 — With liquid explosives raising new security concerns everywhere, including the Kingdom, security expenditure will account for a bigger share in terms of government spending, sources told Arab News.

A veteran from the security market said the Kingdom’s imports of >>>


      ABDULLAH, SHOICHI DISCUSS ECONOMIC TIES
      Arab News, 23-08-2006
      K.S. Ramkumar, Arab News JEDDAH, 23 August 2006 — Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah received Japanese Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Nakagawa Shoichi here yesterday. Bilateral economic ties were in focus at the meeting.

Shoichi said that he was greatly impressed by the Kingdom’s >>>


      AUTHORITIES ON ALERT FOR FAKE SAUDI CURRENCY
      Arab News, 23-08-2006
      Saeed Al–Abyad, Arab News JEDDAH, 23 August 2006 — Saudi authorities have increased vigilance at all entry points into the Kingdom including airports, seaports and border roads to stop fake Saudi currency from entering the country.

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      BAN ON BURIAL SHROUDS DEPICTING HOLY VERSES
      Arab News, 23-08-2006
      Saeed Al–Abyad • Arab News JEDDAH, 23 August 2006 — The Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice in Jeddah has banned the sales of green death shrouds that have sacred writing on them.

The commission’s move follows a recent edict (fatwa) clarifying that the practice of writing ve >>>


      JEDDAH SHOOTOUT: SECURITY FORCES IDENTIFY 2 MILITANTS
      Arab News, 23-08-2006
      Samir Al–Saadi, Arab News JEDDAH, 23 August 2006 — Two out of the four suspected militants who surrendered on Monday night after a 17–hour gun battle here were identified as Turki Al–Mutairi and Ghazi Al–Otaibi.

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      LANKAN CONFLICT CURBS MAIDS’ RECRUITMENT
      Arab News, 23-08-2006
      K.S. Ramkumar, Arab News JEDDAH, 23 August 2006 — The availability of housemaids for Saudi households will be fewer in numbers with the delayed arrival of Sri Lankan workers due to the ongoing ethnic conflict in the island state.

According to a report from Sri Lanka, its recruitment agencies are finding diffic >>>


      SCHOOL STUDENTS TO BE EVALUATED UNDER A NEW SYSTEM
      Arab News, 23-08-2006
      Maha Akeel, Arab News JEDDAH, 23 August 2006 — Starting this school year, the Ministry of Education is implementing new procedures for examinations at all levels of schools, according to officials.

The changes include the replacement of midterm exams with a series of quizzes throughout the school year. College >>>


      WOMAN GIVES BIRTH IN HOSPITAL HALLWAY
      Arab News, 23-08-2006
      Arab News HAIL, 23 August 2006 — A power outage at a local hospital here left a woman waiting for an elevator so she could get to the maternity ward, the Al–Watan daily reported yesterday. The power cut couldn’t have come at a worse time since the woman was in labor. Hospital staff had to deliver the baby on the >>>


      13 KILLED IN IRAQ; UK TROOPS NAB SUSPECT
      Arab News, 23-08-2006
      Agencies BAGHDAD, 23 August 2006 — Insurgent attacks killed at least 13 people across Iraq, police said yesterday, as British troops stormed into a southern city to arrest a suspected «terrorist.» Eight of the murder victims were young Shiite men from Najaf, who were pulled from buses by gunmen late Monday >>>


      ALLOW FOREIGN AIRLINES INTO CALICUT, SAYS INL LEADER
      Arab News, 23-08-2006
      P.K. Abdul Ghafour, Arab News JEDDAH, 23 August 2006 — Indian National League (INL) leader P.M.A. Salam has urged the federal aviation minister in New Delhi to allow foreign airline companies such as Saudia to operate flights to Calicut from the Gulf in order to end the suffering of passengers traveling to the city as >>>


      BANGLADESH GOVERNMENT RECOGNIZES MADRASAS
      Arab News, 23-08-2006
      Imran Rahman & Agencies DHAKA, 23 August 2006 — The Nationalist–Islamist coalition government in Bangladesh has given recognition to Islamic religious schools which strictly follow an academic regime based on the Qur’an, officials said yesterday.

The decision to recognize the «Qaumi» madr >>>


      BIOMETRIC CHECKS EXPANDED TO NEW US PORTS OF ENTRY
      Arab News, 23-08-2006
      K.S. Ramkumar, Arab News JEDDAH, 23 August 2006 — Visitors to the United State are subject to biometric screening at two new points of entry in California and Louisiana, according to the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Biometric measures are being used at Fresno Yosemite International Airport in Fres >>>


      EGYPT SACKS RAIL CHIEF OVER DEADLY TRAIN CRASH
      Arab News, 23-08-2006
      Agence France Presse CAIRO, 23 August 2006 — Egypt’s national rail chief has been sacked over a train crash that left 58 people dead, officials said yesterday, as the press and opposition lashed out at the government over the latest transport disaster.

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah and Crown >>>


      FRESH PROTESTS ERUPT OVER COLLEGE QUOTAS
      Arab News, 23-08-2006
      Nilofar Suhrawardy & S.A. Ali, Arab News NEW DELHI, 23 August 2006 — Under the banner, «Youth for Equality» (YFE), students and medicos took to streets again yesterday, after a three–month gap, in protest against the Cabinet clearing a bill providing reservation of seats for scheduled castes, sche >>>


      IRAN SAYS IT’S READY FOR SERIOUS NUCLEAR TALKS
      Arab News, 23-08-2006
      Edmund Blair, Reuters TEHRAN, 23 August 2006 — Iran said yesterday it was ready to start immediately what it called «serious» talks with six world powers about their offer to defuse Tehran’s nuclear standoff with the West. Chief nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani delivered Iran’s formal response to the offer a >>>


      IRANIAN TROOPS OCCUPY ROMANIAN RIG IN GULF
      Arab News, 23-08-2006
      K.T. Abdurabb, Arab News DUBA, 23 August 2006 — Iranian troops occupied a Romanian drilling platform in the Gulf yesterday, confirmed Gabriel Comanescu, the president of the platform’s Romanian operator GSP Grup. Grup Servicii Petroliere s.a (GSP), the Constanta–based company, alleged that security forces yesterd >>>


      ISRAEL CHARGES PA SPEAKER
      Arab News, 23-08-2006
      Agence France Presse RAMALLAH, 23 August 2006 — An Israeli military court charged Palestinian Parliament Speaker Aziz Dweik with «belonging to a terrorist organization» two weeks after his seizure in the occupied West Bank as Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas fired a fresh salvo at Hamas yesterday.
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      NUCLEAR SCIENTIST QADEER SUFFERING FROM CANCER
      Arab News, 23-08-2006
      Azhar Masood & Agencies ISLAMABAD, 23 August 2006 — Pakistani nuclear scientist Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan is suffering from prostate cancer, the government said yesterday.

Qadeer, 70, a leader in the program that built Pakistan’s nuclear bomb, was diagnosed with cancer earlier this month following a routine ex >>>


      PAK MILITANT GUNNED DOWN BY BOMBAY ANTI–TERRORIST SQUAD
      Arab News, 23-08-2006
      Shahid Raza Burney, Arab News BOMBAY, 23 August 2006 — In a pre–dawn operation yesterday morning, officials of the Anti–Terrorist Squad carried out a raid on the fourth floor of an old deserted building in the Central Government Scheme complex at Antop Hill, in suburban Wadala, and killed a suspected Pak mi >>>


      PAKISTAN, JORDAN WANT ISRAELI TROOPS OUT OF LEBANON
      Arab News, 23-08-2006
      Azhar Masood, Arab News ISLAMABAD, 23 August 2006 — Pakistan and Jordan have strongly demanded the immediate withdrawal of Israeli troops from Lebanon and urged the world community to support Beirut in regaining full control over the war–torn south.

This resolve emerged after a meeting between President >>>


      SEPTEMBER TRIAL FOR LONDON SUSPECTS
      Arab News, 23-08-2006
      Mushtak Parker, Arab News A police van with suspects arrives at City of Westminster Magistrates Court in central London. (Reuters)

LONDON, 23 August 2006 — Amid tight security in central London yesterday afternoon, 11 people appeared before the City of Westminster Magistrates Court charged with conspiracy to m >>>


      2 JETS RETURN TO WASH. AIRPORT
      Washington Post, 23-08-2006
      SEATTLE –– Two jetliners were forced to return to the airport Tuesday after they developed problems shortly after takeoff.

Engine trouble forced American Airlines Flight 526 headed for Chicago to turn back and make an emergency landing early Tuesday at Seattle–Tacoma International Airport, th >>>


      8 MARINES TO HAVE ARTICLE 32 HEARING
      Washington Post, 23-08-2006
      AM SAN DIEGO –– The Marine Corps has denied four Marines accused of killing an Iraqi civilian the option of going straight to trial, a decision that defense lawyers claimed was a sign that prosecutors don‘t have a solid case.

The four are among seven Marines and a sailor accused of kidnapping >>>


      CIRCUIT GYM CRAZE SPREADS
      Washington Post, 23-08-2006
      –– The boxing bell rings and Alan Katz starts pounding away at a punching bag. After 30 seconds the bell rings again and it‘s off to arm curls at the next station.

In 20 minutes, he‘s completed a series of cardio and strength training stations that experts say is in an excellent way to >>>


      EDWARDS SPEAKS AT FUNDRAISER IN S.C.
      Washington Post, 23-08-2006
      COLUMBIA, S.C. –– The state Democratic Primary is cashing in on the favorite–son popularity of former U.S. Sen. John Edwards. Edwards grew up in the northwestern corner of the state near Seneca and went on to become a North Carolina trial lawyer and U.S. senator before running for president in 2004.>>>


      FLA. GOP GUBERNATORIAL HOPEFULS DEBATE
      Washington Post, 23-08-2006
      PM TAMPA, Fla. –– Tom Gallagher repeatedly called Charlie Crist a liberal Tuesday during the first televised debate between the two Republicans seeking to replace Gov. Jeb Bush, criticizing his stance on social issues and class size limits.

"Republican voters have a real choice in this electio >>>


      FOUNDER OF NATIONAL LAMPOON DIES AT 5'
      Washington Post, 23-08-2006
      DALLAS –– Robert K. Hoffman, one of three founders of the irreverent National Lampoon magazine, has died. He was 5'.

Hoffman, a noted Dallas philanthropist, died Sunday at an area hospital. He had been suffering from leukemia since December, according to his family. He was a co–founder an >>>


      GOV. MURKOWSKI CONCEDES DEFEAT IN ALASKA
      Washington Post, 23-08-2006
      ANCHORAGE, Alaska –– Republican Gov. Frank Murkowski, stung by accusations of arrogance and stubbornness, lost his bid for a second term Tuesday after polling last in a three–way GOP primary.

Sarah Palin, a former Wasilla mayor, won the Republican nomination for governor after capturing 51 pe >>>


      INMATE CHARGED WITH THREATENING BUSH
      Washington Post, 23-08-2006
      EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. –– An Illinois prison inmate has been charged with sending a threatening letter to President Bush.

Tony Stafford, a 37–year–old inmate at Menard Correctional Center, was indicted Friday on a federal felony charge of "depositing for conveyance" at least one >>>


      JONBENET SUSPECT AWAITS RETURN TO COLO.
      Washington Post, 23-08-2006
      LOS ANGELES –– John Mark Karr "marches to the beat of a different drummer" and is anxious to travel to Colorado to face the allegations against him in the slaying of 6–year–old JonBenet Ramsey, an attorney for Karr says.

But the timing of his trip is up to authorities, who hav >>>


      JUDGE SCOLDS CHARITIES FOR LILLY LAWSUIT
      Washington Post, 23-08-2006
      INDIANAPOLIS –– Two charities bickering over the trust money of an heiress to the Eli Lilly and Co. pharmaceutical fortune were scolded by a judge over a lawsuit claiming a bank reduced the value of their donations because of delayed stock transactions.

The Chicago–based Poetry Foundation and >>>


      KATRINA SURVIVOR MEETS BUSH AT WHITE HOUSE
      Washington Post, 23-08-2006
      11:14 AM President Bush met with a survivor of Hurricane Katrina today who drove a replica of a FEMA trailer to Washington from Louisiana to remind the president "that the job‘s not done" on the hurricane–devastated Gulf Coast.

"He decided to come up to Washington, D.C., to make clea >>>


      MOST IN US SEE NO TIE BETWEEN IRAQ, TERROR WAR: POLL
      Washington Post, 23-08-2006
      WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A majority of Americans no longer see a link between the war in Iraq and Washington‘s broader anti–terrorism efforts despite President George W. Bush‘s insistence the two are intertwined, according to a New York Times/CBS News poll released on Tuesday.

Fifty&ndash >>>


      NATION IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 23-08-2006
      U.S. Wildfires Multiply; Military Called in Wash. DAYTON, Wash. –– Residents of a nursing home were evacuated because of smoke from a nearby wildfire Tuesday, amid a spate of blazes nationwide that prompted the first military firefighting deployment in three years.

Forty–nine large fires, cov >>>


      PARAMOUNT CUTS TIES WITH CRUISE COMPANY
      Washington Post, 23-08-2006
      LOS ANGELES –– The latest high–profile Hollywood breakup is between Tom Cruise and his studio. Sumner Redstone, whose company owns Paramount Pictures, said the studio would sever its 14–year relationship with Cruise‘s film production company because "his recent conduct has not been ac >>>


      PREVENTIVE CARE FOR MEDICAL DATABASES
      Washington Post, 23-08-2006
      The Food and Drug Administration and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have agreed to develop an automated system to detect unanticipated problems with prescription drugs and medical devices.

The system would scour federal and private health–care databases in real time for unusual and emerging pa >>>


      PRIMARIES HELD IN ALASKA, WYO. AND OKLA.
      Washington Post, 23-08-2006
      JUNEAU, Alaska –– Republican Gov. Frank Murkowski struggled against two GOP challengers Tuesday for the nomination for a second term, pinning his re–election hopes on a plan to build a $25 billion natural gas pipeline to Canada.

Polls showed Murkowski last in the three–way Republican pr >>>


      RESTAURATEURS SEE FAUX PAS IN BAN ON FOIE GRAS
      Washington Post, 23-08-2006
      A02 CHICAGO, Aug. 22 –– Don‘t come between foodies and their foie gras.

That was the message sent by Chicago diners who dug into foie gras dishes Monday, on the eve of the city‘s ban on foie gras taking effect. High–end restaurants had special foie gras tastings to protest the ban >>>


      ROADWAY DEATHS RISE TO HIGHEST LEVEL IN 15 YEARS
      Washington Post, 23-08-2006
      A03 The number of people killed on U.S. roadways in 2005 climbed to the highest level in 15 years, an increase tied to rising deaths among motorcyclists and pedestrians, the federal government reported yesterday.

A total of 43,443 people died in traffic accidents last year, up 1.4 percent from the previous yea >>>


      TISSUE FOR TRANSPLANT IS RECALLED AFTER FDA SHUTS DOWN N.C. FIRM
      Washington Post, 23-08-2006
      A leading medical firm has recalled hundreds of human–tissue products destined for transplants around the nation that were supplied by a North Carolina body–parts broker.

On July 6, AlloSource of Centennial, Colo., began a recall of about 300 transplant parts supplied by Donor Referral Services of >>>


      TROPICAL STORM DEBBY FORMS IN ATLANTIC
      Washington Post, 23-08-2006
      MIAMI –– Tropical Storm Debby formed off the coast of Cape Verde in the eastern Atlantic Tuesday, forecasters said. The depression that formed Monday was centered 300 miles west of the southernmost Cape Verde and was moving toward the west–northwest at speeds of near 18 mph.

This general dire >>>



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