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      EDUCATION ROW HEADS TO THESSALONIKI FAIR
      Kathimerin, 24-08-2006
      As university students prepare to launch their next round of protest action against proposed education reforms next month, Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis reiterated yesterday the government’s commitment to making changes to the tertiary sector.

Professor Thanos Veremis of Athens University, who headed up a g >>>


      FIRES DEVASTATE MORE OF LACONIA AND CASSANDRA
      Kathimerin, 24-08-2006
      Firefighters still struggling with blazes NIKOLAS GIAKOUMIDIS/AP An elderly man (above) inspects the damage done by a forest fire in the village of Hanioti in Cassandra. The fire burned tens of homes and caused the death of at least one person and injuries to dozens of others. A satellite image (below) released yesterd >>>


      FIVE QUESTIONED OVER ICON THEFT
      Kathimerin, 24-08-2006
      Police detained five people in the eastern Peloponnese yesterday for questioning in connection with the theft of a priceless icon from a local monastery as sources told Kathimerini that officers were searching for a man known locally as «Tarzan» who may be linked to the break–in.

Officers did >>>


      FM BACKS TRUCE ON BEIRUT VISIT
      Kathimerin, 24-08-2006
      Reuters Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis, her Lebanese counterpart Fawzi Salloukh (r) and Hezbollah official Ali Mortada (l) yesterday toured suburbs of southern Beirut destroyed by Israeli bombs. Bakoyannis’s visit was intended to highlight Athens’s support for a UN–brokered ceasefire between Israel and Hezbolla >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 24-08-2006
      GERMANOS FINE Electronics retailer rapped for selling product without a guarantee in Greek The Development Ministry’s general secretary for consumer affairs, Thanassis Skordas, fined retailer Germanos 6,000 euros yesterday for selling a hands–free phone appliance with a guarantee that was not written in Greek. Th >>>


      SEX BILL WILL UP CLAIMS, MPS ARGUE
      Kathimerin, 24-08-2006
      A law introducing tougher penalties for sexual harassment could provoke unfair legal claims, some lawmakers said yesterday.

Parliament approved a draft bill yesterday that makes sexual harassment a punishable offense for the first time in Greece. Those found guilty of the offense could face jail terms of up to >>>


      SLOW REACTION CLAIMS REJECTED
      Kathimerin, 24-08-2006
      The massive damage incurred by the blaze that engulfed parts of Halkidiki was not the result of poor coordination efforts among state services, the government argued yesterday at the same time as it announced measures aimed at helping the victims of the fire.

Opposition parties and residents affected by the bl >>>


      BAHREĎN ADOPTE UNE LOI SUR LES TRUSTS
      Le Temps, 24-08-2006
      OFFSHORE. Les petits émirats du Golfe suivent l‘exemple de Singapour. Gen';ve a du retard.

Myret Zaki Jeudi 24 ao$';t 2006 Bahreďn renforce sa position de capitale financi';re du Moyen–Orient. Le petit émirat du golfe Persique vient d‘adopter une lég >>>


      CAISSES DE RETRAITE EN VALAIS: LES FONCTIONNAIRES AU FRONT
      Le Temps, 24-08-2006
      VALAIS. Assainissement des caisses de pension: les syndicats menacent de recourir au TF.

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      CELLULES SOUCHES: LA DÉCOUVERTE QUI DÉMINE LE TERRAIN ÉTHIQUE
      Le Temps, 24-08-2006
      SANTE. Des lignées de ces cellules ont été produites sans tuer l‘embryon. Le Temps Jeudi 24 ao$';t 2006 Les cellules souches embryonnaires sont en quelque sorte la cr';me des cellules.

Pluripotentes, elles peuvent ętre vues comme des pi';ces de rechange du corps >>>


      CES LUMIČRES QUI NOUS ONT INVENTÉS (4/6). THÉODORE TRONCHIN, LE PRIX DE LA SANTÉ
      Le Temps, 24-08-2006
      D';s 1715, on connaît un moyen de lutter contre la variole: l‘inoculation. Le débat sur la légitimité de cet ancętre du vaccin, qui tue parfois, occupe tout le si';cle.

Sylvie Arsever Jeudi 24 ao$';t 2006 «La vieille matrone arrive dans le harem, tena >>>


      CHANGER DE VIE
      Le Temps, 24-08-2006
      Laurent Gaude. Deux ans apr';s le Goncourt, le romancier français sort son quatri';me roman cet automne.

Sylvie Tanette Jeudi 24 ao$';t 2006 «C‘est sur cette table que j‘ai écrit ma premi';re pi';ce de théâtre.» Nous sommes au S >>>


      CLAIRVOYANCE SUR CUBA
      Le Temps, 24-08-2006
      Fred Gysler, Chéserex (VD) Jeudi 24 ao$';t 2006 Fid';le abonné ŕ votre journal, j‘apprécie tout particuli';rement vos pages internationales consacrées ŕ une étude approfondie d‘un pays. Votre journal a su aussi conserver sa liberté face aux diff >>>


      DEPUIS QUE L‘OMC NE FAIT PLUS PEUR, LES PAYSANS S‘EN PRENNENT Ŕ POLITIQUE AGRICOLE 2011
      Le Temps, 24-08-2006
      Manifestation d’agriculteurs devant les bâtiments de l’OMC, ŕ Gen';ve. Photo: Keystone.

AGRICULTURE. En éloignant momentanément la menace et la nécessité des réformes, l‘échec du Cycle de Doha, conjugué ŕ l‘amélioration des finances f&# >>>


      DES CELLULES SOUCHES SANS TUER L‘EMBRYON
      Le Temps, 24-08-2006
      • Aujourd‘hui, il faut détruire l‘embryon pour se procurer des cellules souches embryonnaires.

• Cette action est la raison de l‘objection des opposants ŕ de telles recherches. • Des biologistes ont réussi ŕ éviter cet écueil en assurant la survie de l‘embr >>>


      DORIS LEUTHARD DÉFEND SON HÉRITAGE
      Le Temps, 24-08-2006
      NOMINATION. Gouverneur ŕ la BERD. D.S. Miéville Jeudi 24 ao$';t 2006 Le Conseil fédéral a nommé mercredi Doris Leuthard gouverneur suisse aupr';s du groupe de la Banque mondiale et de la Banque européenne pour la reconstruction et le développement (BERD). La nouvelle mi >>>


      ELISABETH BAUME–SCHNEIDER. QU‘AVEZ–VOUS APPRIS Ŕ L‘ÉCOLE?
      Le Temps, 24-08-2006
      Elisabeth Baume–Schneider. 42 ans, Les Breuleux, ministre socialiste de l‘Education du canton du Jura.

Propos recueillis par Serge Jubin Jeudi 24 ao$';t 2006 – Quelles étaient vos disciplines favorites?

– Au primaire, toutes. J‘étais tr';s scolaire et plut >>>


      ETUDE TRONQUÉE CONTRE COCA ET PEPSI EN INDE
      Le Temps, 24-08-2006
      SODAS. Une ONG aurait manipulé les données. Ram Etwareea Jeudi 24 ao$';t 2006 Soulagement pour Coca–Cola et PepsiCo, dont les sodas ont été interdits au Kerala, au sud–ouest de l‘Inde. Un comité gouvernemental a contredit une étude selon laquelle leurs produits ser >>>


      EVANGÉLIQUES UNIS
      Le Temps, 24-08-2006
      RELIGION. Le tout nouveau Réseau évangélique organise une importante manifestation. La lecture de ce texte (1682 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      FC B'4;LE, LA CRISE QUI PROVOQUE L‘IRE DES FANS
      Le Temps, 24-08-2006
      Les locataires traditionnels de la Muttenzer Kurve étaient présents ŕ Sion, pour une nouvelle défaite (2–4). Photo: Keystone.

FOOTBALL. Le public rhénan vit mal les mauvais résultats et les punitions infligées par la Ligue. Une élimination en Coupe de l‘UEFA, >>>


      KIOSQUE. SYNDROME DU PLOMBIER POLONAIS OUTRE–MANCHE
      Le Temps, 24-08-2006
      Coup de bâton au gouvernement travailliste ŕ propos de l‘immigration en Grande–Bretagne.

Baptiste Aboulian, Londres Jeudi 24 ao$';t 2006 «Le plus grand afflux de migrants de l‘histoire de la Grande–Bretagne»: ŕ l‘instar du reste de la presse brita >>>


      L‘EAU DOUCE, UNE RESSOURCE DANGEREUSEMENT MAL GÉRÉE
      Le Temps, 24-08-2006
      TERRE. L‘homme a pris l‘habitude de consommer l‘eau douce sans compter. Erreur, assurent de nombreux spécialistes réunis cette semaine ŕ Stockholm: cette richesse–lŕ risque fort d‘ętre moins aisément disponible ŕ l‘avenir.

Etienne Dubuis Je >>>


      L‘ETAT GENEVOIS RENONCERA–T–IL Ŕ MUSELER TOUS LES CHIENS?
      Le Temps, 24-08-2006
      Photo: Keystone. GENEVE. Si la classe politique reconnaît que le gouvernement devait agir, les élus doutent de la pertinence de la mesure.

Cynthia Gani Jeudi 24 ao$';t 2006 Le Conseil d‘Etat genevois ira–t–il jusqu‘au bout de sa démarche répressive envers les >>>


      L‘HISTOIRE. CONDUISEZ LA VOITURE DE WARREN BUFFETT!
      Le Temps, 24-08-2006
      L‘histoire. Jean–Claude Péclet Jeudi 24 ao$';t 2006
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      L‘ÉQUIPE D‘ITALIE RISQUE L‘EXCLUSION PAR LA FIFA
      Le Temps, 24-08-2006
      CALCIO. Si la Juve porte son cas devant une Cour civile, la Fédération transalpine sera suspendue.

Le Temps Jeudi 24 ao$';t 2006 La Fédération italienne de football (FIGC), en réponse ŕ une lettre de la Fédération internationale (FIFA), s‘est dite pręte >>>


      LA BOURSE SUISSE
      Le Temps, 24-08-2006
      FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article La Bourse suisse Le SMI campe sur ses positions.

Anker Bank Jeudi 24 ao$';t 2006 En milieu de semaine, le marché suisse a poursuivi sa consolidation ŕ un haut niveau, la belle performance de Nestlé (NESN.VX) compensant la morosité du compartiment >>>


      LA FILIČRE CAFÉ RESTE SEREINE FACE Ŕ LA FLAMBÉE DES PRIX
      Le Temps, 24-08-2006
      MATIERE PREMIERE. Les stocks ont permis ŕ l‘industrie de faire face aux fluctuations du marché. La prochaine récolte s‘annonce prometteuse.

Ram Etwareea Jeudi 24 ao$';t 2006 Les amateurs de café peuvent rester tranquilles. Malgré un marché en hausse spectaculair >>>


      LA RÉPONSE DE L‘IRAN «NE REMPLIT PAS» LES CONDITIONS DE L‘ONU
      Le Temps, 24-08-2006
      NUCLEAIRE IRANIEN. Washington réagit ŕ la proposition de Téhéran. La lecture de ce texte (216' caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      LA STRATÉGIE DE NESTLÉ FINIT PAR CONVAINCRE LES MILIEUX FINANCIERS
      Le Temps, 24-08-2006
      Photo: Keystone. ALIMENTATION. Le groupe veveysan, longtemps critiqué ŕ cause de sa faible progression, livre d‘excellents résultats semestriels. La croissance organique atteint 6,4%.

Willy Boder Jeudi 24 ao$';t 2006 Encore sceptiques en avril, les analystes financiers ont défi >>>


      LA VIGUEUR CONJONCTURELLE DÉFIE LES PRÉVISIONS
      Le Temps, 24-08-2006
      MACRO. Alors que les experts tablent sur une hausse du PIB moins importante en 2007, les indicateurs, eux, continuent d‘ętre positifs.

Marie–Laure Chapatte Jeudi 24 ao$';t 2006 Les économistes n‘en démordent pas: la croissance helvétique va décélérer >>>


      LAURENT GAUDÉ. CHANGER DE VIE
      Le Temps, 24-08-2006
      Laurent Gaudé. Deux ans apr';s le Goncourt, le romancier français sort son quatri';me roman cet automne.

Sylvie Tanette Jeudi 24 ao$';t 2006 «C‘est sur cette table que j‘ai écrit ma premi';re pi';ce de théâtre.» Nous sommes >>>


      LE CANTON DE NEUCH'4;TEL FREINE LA SPIRALE DU DÉFICIT
      Le Temps, 24-08-2006
      NEUCHATEL. Selon les projections du Conseil d‘Etat, les comptes 2006 seraient déficitaires de 5,1 millions de francs, contre 43,6 millions budgétés.

Le déficit structurel du canton avoisine toujours les 100 millions. Pierre–Emmanuel Buss Jeudi 24 ao$';t 2006 L‘annon >>>


      LE COURANT NE PASSE PLUS ENTRE LE VERT FRAN'';OIS MARTHALER ET LE PS VAUDOIS
      Le Temps, 24-08-2006
      VAUD. Le PSV dénonce la politique des transports du ministre écologiste. A quelques mois des élections cantonales, les socialistes vaudois lancent un avertissement ŕ leurs alliés jusque–lŕ naturels.

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      LE REFROIDISSEMENT RAPIDE DE L‘IMMOBILIER AMÉRICAIN INQUIČTE
      Le Temps, 24-08-2006
      CONJONCTURE. De nouvelles statistiques confirment la détérioration. Des scénarios autres que celui d‘un «atterrissage en douceur» commencent ŕ ętre ouvertement évoqués.

Jean–Louis Richard Jeudi 24 ao$';t 2006 Apr';s une année de ral >>>


      LE «RAINBOW–WARRIOR–II» ENCERCLÉ PAR LES THONIERS Ŕ MARSEILLE
      Le Temps, 24-08-2006
      FRANCE. Les pęcheurs dénoncent la «désinformation» de Greenpeace. Gaëlle Dupont, Le Monde Jeudi 24 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.lemonde.fr). Notre serv >>>


      LES MÉCHANTS (18). DARK VADOR, AMBASSADEUR DES TÉNČBRES
      Le Temps, 24-08-2006
      Les méchants (18). Pierre Chambonnet Jeudi 24 ao$';t 2006 Le VRP du mal en costume de suie. Du haut de son double m';tre – armure comprise – Dark Vador est l‘icône du septi';me art la plus noire. «Le plus grand méchant de tous les temps», ni plus ni mo >>>


      LES TRIBULATIONS ESTIVALES DE HUGO CHAVEZ, EN LUTTE CONTRE «L‘EMPIRE»
      Le Temps, 24-08-2006
      GLOBAL. Le président vénézuélien se voit volontiers en leader autoproclamé du monde non aligné.

Serge Enderlin Jeudi 24 ao$';t 2006 Inimitable Hugo Chavez. A peine arrivé ŕ Pékin mardi soir, le tribun de Caracas en a fait des tonnes, dans ce registre rhé >>>


      MOINS DE BUREAUX VIDES Ŕ GENČVE
      Le Temps, 24-08-2006
      IMMOBILIER. Les surfaces vacantes ont reculé de 31% en douze mois. Olivier Schaerrer Jeudi 24 ao$';t 2006 «Baissez les loyers,
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      MÉDECINE Ŕ DEUX VITESSES
      Le Temps, 24-08-2006
      Myriam Belakovsky, Prilly (VD) Jeudi 24 ao$';t 2006 Le Temps du 1' ao$';t publiait l‘avis négatif du Conseil fédéral sur la caisse unique, ce dernier estimant qu‘un syst';me concurrentiel avec plusieurs assureurs permet le libre passage intégral, la population d >>>


      OBJECTIF 100% DE CROISSANCE POUR EFG
      Le Temps, 24-08-2006
      BANQUE. Le groupe de gestion de fortune rel';ve encore ses ambitions. Emmanuel Garessus Jeudi 24 ao$';t 2006 Onze ans apr';s sa création par Spiro Latsis et Jean–Pierre Cuoni, le groupe de gestion EFG International est dans une forme resplendissante. Le bénéfice semestriel at >>>


      PANOPLIE 06 OBJETS DE RÉGRESSION (4/5). L‘AGENCE DE VOYAGES POUR NOUNOURS
      Le Temps, 24-08-2006
      SOCIETE Le Temps I Article L‘agence de voyages pour nounours Panoplie 06 Objets de régression (4/5).

Pierre Rouchaléou, Berlin Jeudi 24 ao$';t 2006 Vous est–il jamais arrivé de vouloir visiter Berlin mais de ne pas trouver le temps de le faire? Alors envoyez votre nounours aux >>>


      PARCS PUBLICS, COINS SECRETS (4/6). UN JARDIN Ŕ LA DOUCE MÉLANCOLIE
      Le Temps, 24-08-2006
      A Arlesheim, pr';s de Bâle, dévalant d‘un roc escarpé, le plus cél';bre jardin de Suisse cultive ses anciens secrets.

Lorette Coen, Arlesheim (BL) Jeudi 24 ao$';t 2006 Tout a été fait pour qu‘il paraisse sauvage, secret, abandonné. D‘a >>>


      RENÉ MYRHA, MAÎTRE DU FANTASTIQUE
      Le Temps, 24-08-2006
      EXPOSITION. Etabli aux Franches–Montagnes, l‘artiste déploie un univers inquiétant et énigmatique, peuplé de créatures en voie d‘émancipation.

Quarante ans de science–fiction poétique. Yves Petignat Jeudi 24 ao$';t 2006 On pourrait dire de Ren&# >>>


      REPČRE. MOINS D‘IPOD POUR POUVOIR ALLER Ŕ LA PISCINE
      Le Temps, 24-08-2006
      Rep';re. Daniel Eskenazi Jeudi 24 ao$';t 2006 Chez Foxconn, on travaille 81 heures par semaine, soit 13 heures trente par jour, en comptant une journée de repos. Face aux vives attaques lancées il y a un mois par la presse américaine contre Apple (AAPL) et les conditions de travail de son >>>


      RETOMBÉES DÉCISIVES
      Le Temps, 24-08-2006
      Olivier Dessibourg Jeudi 24 ao$';t 2006 Cette étude américaine pourrait avoir des retombées décisives. Elle permet d‘abord d‘éclaircir et de dédramatiser le débat éthique autour des cellules souches embryonnaires, dans lequel la destruction jusque–lŕ >>>


      SAVEURS DU FRAN'';AIS. MUSCADIN, DANDY ROYALISTE
      Le Temps, 24-08-2006
      Saveurs du français. Nicolas Dufour Jeudi 24 ao$';t 2006 Voici l‘ancętre du dandy. Un muscadin est un personnage qui soigne son apparence avec une méticulosité recherchée, une préciosité de la mise.

S‘il énerve, on le qualifiera de pédant, de faus >>>


      UNIQUE RATTRAPE SON RETARD SUR COINTRIN
      Le Temps, 24-08-2006
      AEROPORTS. Pour la premi';re fois depuis la disparition de Swissair, Unique croît plus vite.

Bastien Buss Jeudi 24 ao$';t 2006 L‘aéroport de Zurich s‘est remis de ses déboires. Souvent taxé d‘arrogance, critiqué pour ses choix stratégiques, ses d&# >>>


      «LE CHOIX ÉTAIT ENTRE LA PESTE ET LE CHOLÉRA»
      Le Temps, 24-08-2006
      Des soldats de Tsahal de retour du Sud–Liban. Photo: Keystone. PROCHE–ORIENT. Interview de Colette Avital, figure de la gauche politique israélienne.

Luis Lema Jeudi 24 ao$';t 2006 Pour la députée travailliste israélienne Colette Avital, les choses sont claires: Israë >>>


      ‘RECYCLING OF USED BATTERIES BENEFITING THE ENVIRONMENT’
      Arab News, 24-08-2006
      K.S. Ramkumar, Arab News JEDDAH, 24 August 2006 — With the dumping of automobile batteries in the desert and thus causing an environmental problem for people, an initiative has been taken to help correct the situation. The effort initiated a year ago is now reaping dividends environmentally, according to companies that >>>


      IEA LOOKS TO OPEC TO BOOST OIL OUTPUT
      Arab News, 24-08-2006
      Reuters STAVANGER, Norway, 24 August 2006 — The International Energy Agency would look to Iran’s fellow OPEC states to boost their oil output if Tehran were to turn off the taps in its nuclear dispute with the West, the IEA’s head told Reuters. The IEA, adviser to 26 industrialized nations, would prefer to see the Orga >>>


      MOBILY OFFERS NEW DISCOUNTS
      Arab News, 24-08-2006
      Arab News JEDDAH, 24 August 2006 — Mobily is offering new discounts on its Internet service. The new tariffs apply to all mobile Internet and data transfer to both 2.5G and 3G data, a press statement issued by the company said.

Customers can subscribe to the service by calling Mobily customer service on 1100 o >>>


      OIL MAJORS MANEUVER FOR POSITION IN IRAQ
      Arab News, 24-08-2006
      Peg Mackey, Reuters LONDON, 24 August 2006 — The world’s top oil companies are maneuvering intently to win a stake in their oilfield of choice when Iraq finally opens to multibillion–dollar investment. From a safe distance, multinationals are poring over data from Iraq’s most promising oilfields and some of its o >>>


      STRICTLY BUSINESS
      Arab News, 24-08-2006
      Arab News SHOWTIME The evolution of entertainment television is astonishing. Going back in time, television was first invented in 1'24 where it was only in 1'75 that the technology of video recorders became highly sought after. Then in 1''', the TiVo system was introduced with a hard disk to record >>>


      SWISS, LUFTHANSA MERGE OPERATIONS IN KINGDOM
      Arab News, 24-08-2006
      M. Ghazanfar Ali Khan, Arab News The Saudi–based staff of SWISS and Lufthansa airlines pose for photographers after completion of the merger of two airlines in Riyadh on Wednesday.

RIYADH, 24 August 2006 — A senior airline official has announced the completion of the merger of Saudi–based operation >>>


      DIFFERENT TYPES OF CLOTHES
      Arab News, 24-08-2006
      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, 24-08-2006
      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, 24-08-2006
      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, 24-08-2006
      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, 24-08-2006
      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, 24-08-2006
      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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      ANTI–MALARIA EFFORT BEGINS SATURDAY
      Arab News, 24-08-2006
      Maha Akeel, Arab News JEDDAH, 24 August 2006 — Health Minister Dr. Hamad Al–Manie is launching on Saturday the National Project for Combating Malaria. The campaign begins with the approach of rain season in the southern regions of the Kingdom where the highest cases of the mosquito–borne disease are reporte >>>


      BADLY–BUILT NEIGHBORHOODS BEING USED AS TERROR DENS
      Arab News, 24-08-2006
      Arab News JEDDAH, 24 August 2006 — Following the recent raid on terrorists in the Al–Jamia district, voices of concern are being raised that overpopulated areas where buildings have been constructed in a haphazardly fashion across Jeddah are being used by terrorists and criminals to hide in and evade suspicion.>>>


      BAN ON SALE OF PET CATS, DOGS
      Arab News, 24-08-2006
      Saeed Al–Abyad, Arab News JEDDAH, 24 August 2006 — The Makkah governorate, acting on a request from the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, has decided to prohibit the sale of pet cats and dogs. The commission made the request after it noticed many young Saudis going out in streets with >>>


      BLOOD–TYPE MISTAKE MAY RESULT IN HOSPITAL’S CLOSURE
      Arab News, 24-08-2006
      Arab News MADINAH, 24 August 2006 — The hospital responsible for the death of a woman who was given the wrong blood type in a routine blood transfusion following a Caesarian section risks being closed down, according to Abdul Fattah Othman, acting manager of the health affairs in Madinah.

Al–Madinah news >>>


      CASES OF BATTERED HUSBANDS GROWING IN KINGDOM
      Arab News, 24-08-2006
      Arab News JEDDAH, 24 August 2006 — With an aim of tackling a growing phenomenon of husbands suffering violence at the hands of their wives, the National Society for Human Rights (NSHR) has opened a new file to deal with women who trouble men, reported the Al–Madinah newspaper.

According to the NSHR, case >>>


      HOSPITAL MANAGER DEFENDS HIS STAFF
      Arab News, 24-08-2006
      Arab News MADINAH, 24 August 2006 — The manager of Safa Al–Madinah hospital has responded to the allegations of the medical mistake that cost Najat Balahmar her life, Al–Madinah Arabic newspaper reported yesterday.

Dr. Adnan Ghulam said that he understands the anger of the family and that he does n >>>


      MOBILE BLOOD BANK IN CORNICHE PROVING TO BE A BIG DRAW
      Arab News, 24-08-2006
      Hasan Hatrash, Arab News JEDDAH, 24 August 2006 — In an innovatory «bloody» experience, visitors and tourists to the beach in Jeddah this summer are able to donate blood on the spot at a mobile blood bank vehicle stationed at the Corniche.

«The vehicle is open for business from between 5.00 p >>>


      POWER STATION FAILURE LEADS TO INDUSTRIAL RATIONING
      Arab News, 24-08-2006
      M. Ghazanfar Ali Khan & Abdul Hannan Faisal Tago, Arab News RIYADH, 24 August 2006 — Industries in Saudi Arabia will be hit by a two–hour power–cut daily following the failure of a power sub–station in the Eastern Province, announced a top official of the Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) here yeste >>>


      TRAILER DRIVER, 71, FIGHTS TO GET BACK WAGES, BENEFITS
      Arab News, 24-08-2006
      Francis R. Salud & Hasan Hatrash, Arab News JEDDAH, 24 August 2006 — «Please help me to be reunited with my family before it is too late.» This was the plea and the wish of an old driver who lodged a complaint against his employer who has allegedly stopped him from returning home by denying him his wage >>>


      ACTIVISTS PLAN COKE, PEPSI BLOCKADES AS PART OF ‘QUIT INDIA’ DRIVE
      Arab News, 24-08-2006
      Agencies NEW DELHI, 24 August 2006 — An Indian environmental group said yesterday it would temporarily paralyze the supply of Coca–Cola and Pepsi products in the country after another group said it had found dangerous levels of pesticides in their drinks.

The New Delhi–based Research Foundation for >>>


      COMMUNIST REBELS HOLD VILLAGERS HOSTAGE IN S. PHILIPPINES
      Arab News, 24-08-2006
      Al Jacinto, Arab News ZAMBOANGA CITY, 24 August 2006 — Suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebels raided a small southern Philippine village yesterday and took at least 14 people hostage for two hours before releasing them unharmed, officials said.

The hostages were freed on a remote village called Buayan in the >>>


      ELEVEN EGYPTIANS KILLED IN WEDDING CONVOY CRASH
      Arab News, 24-08-2006
      Agence France Presse CAIRO, 24 August 2006 — Eleven Egyptians died yesterday when their minibus, part of a wedding convoy, overturned near the southern city of Aswan, police said.

«Eleven Egyptians, including three children and two women, were killed in the accident which occurred in Kom–Ombo,&raqu >>>


      FATAH MEMBERS MEET OVER UNITY GOVT WITH HAMAS
      Arab News, 24-08-2006
      Agencies AMMAN, 24 August 2006 — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas yesterday began two days of meetings in Jordan with the central committee of his moderate Fatah movement to discuss the formation of a unity government with the Islamist Hamas group.

«We will discuss the formation of a Palestinian natio >>>


      FOREIGNERS TO BE EVACUATED FROM N. LANKA
      Arab News, 24-08-2006
      Bharatha Mallawarachi, Associated Press COLOMBO, 24 August 2006 — The Red Cross said yesterday it would send a ferry to help evacuate hundreds of foreign nationals trapped by fighting in northern Sri Lanka, as activists expressed alarm over a Catholic priest who disappeared after witnessing killings at a church.
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      ISRAELI PRESIDENT QUIZZED ON SEX CLAIMS
      Arab News, 24-08-2006
      Agence France Presse JERUSALEM, 24 August 2006 — Israeli President Moshe Katsav was being grilled by police yesterday on allegations of sexual harassment in the latest scandal to hit a leadership already reeling over failures in the Lebanon war.

Allegations of sexual shenanigans and that his office granted unl >>>


      KHATAMI INVITED TO SPEAK IN WASHINGTON
      Arab News, 24-08-2006
      Agence France Presse WASHINGTON, 24 August 2006 — The United States has agreed to issue a visa for former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami to speak in Washington despite the looming crisis over Iran’s nuclear program, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.

Khatami, a reformist leader who was Iran’s president >>>


      LEBANESE SOLDIERS DIE CLEARING SHELLS
      Arab News, 24-08-2006
      Agencies BEIRUT, 24 August 2006 — Three Lebanese soldiers were killed yesterday while clearing unexploded Israeli shells in southern Lebanon, underscoring the dangers of a region awaiting the deployment of thousands of UN peacekeepers.

The three men were the first Lebanese troops to die since the army began mo >>>


      LEBANON SEEKS POSTWAR REBUILDING ‘SPONSORSHIP’
      Arab News, 24-08-2006
      Agence France Presse School chairs are seen in a destroyed classroom of Ashbal Al–Sahel school in Beirut’s southern suburb on Wednesday. (AFP)

BEIRUT, 24 August 2006 — Prime Minister Fuad Siniora called yesterday for public and private sponsorship of projects to help Lebanon overcome the multibillion dol >>>


      MUSLIM STUDENT ‘VICTIMIZED’ DUE TO APPEARANCE
      Arab News, 24-08-2006
      Agencies LONDON, 24 August 2006 — One of two Muslim students pulled off a British charter flight at gunpoint because other passengers feared they were terrorists said yesterday they were victimized because of their appearance.

Khurram Zeb, 22, told the Daily Mirror newspaper he felt sorry for those people on b >>>


      NATO JETS KILL 11 TALEBAN; ANADIAN SOLDIER DIES
      Arab News, 24-08-2006
      Agence France Presse A fire truck heads toward the area where a suicide car bomb attack happened in Kandahar on Tuesday. (Reuters)

KANDAHAR, 24 August 2006 — NATO warplanes bombed Taleban fighters preparing an ambush in southern Afghanistan and killed 11 rebels while a Canadian soldier died after being struck >>>


      OFW WELFARE FUND INVESTED WITHOUT BOARD’S KNOWLEDGE, SAYS EX–LABOR CHIEF
      Arab News, 24-08-2006
      Julie Javellana–Santos, Arab News MANILA, 24 August 2006 — A former administrator of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) invested 45' million pesos of the welfare fund’s money into the Smokey Mountain project without informing the agency’s Board of Trustees, former Labor Secretary Nieves Confes >>>


      OPPOSITION UNITES TO CHALLENGE AZIZ
      Arab News, 24-08-2006
      Azhar Masood & Reuters ISLAMABAD, 24 August 2006 — Pakistan’s opposition parties yesterday stepped up their campaign to dislodge Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz, sources said.

The parties came closer to bring a no–confidence motion against Aziz, accusing him of neglecting the poor and corruption.

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      REGIONAL STRATEGY NEEDED TO PUT E–GOVERNANCE IN PLACE
      Arab News, 24-08-2006
      DUBAI, 24 August 2006 — The investment strategy employed by the Saudi Arabian government, which added a further SR3 billion recently, will lay the foundations for the beginning of a comprehensive implementation of e–government.

A high level delegation of influential ICT figures from within the Saudi gove >>>


      RUSSIA, CHINA BACK IRAN BUT US SAYS OFFER FALLS SHORT
      Arab News, 24-08-2006
      Ali Akbar Dareini, Associated Press TEHRAN, 24 August 2006 — Iran urged Europe yesterday to pay attention to what it called «positive» signals in its counterproposal to a nuclear incentives package aimed at persuading Tehran to roll back its nuclear program. Russia and China backed Iran’s call for negotiati >>>


      SCOTLAND YARD RELEASES ONE SUSPECT
      Arab News, 24-08-2006
      Mushtak Parker, Arab News LONDON, 24 August 2006 — Scotland Yard yesterday released without charge one of 11 suspects still in detention but not yet charged with any offense in connection with an alleged terror plot to blow up nine trans–Atlantic airliners out of major UK airports en route to US cities.

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      SURVIVORS TESTIFY IN SADDAM TRIAL
      Arab News, 24-08-2006
      Rawya Rageh, Associated Press BAGHDAD, 24 August 2006 — A survivor testified yesterday at the genocide trial of Saddam Hussein that Iraqi warplanes bombarded a Kurdish village with chemical weapons in 1'87 and helicopters pursued those who fled into the hills and bombed them. For the second day, survivors took the >>>


      TELANGANA ISSUE ROCKS HOUSE AS TRS LEAVES UPA
      Arab News, 24-08-2006
      Nilofar Suhrawardy & Indo–Asian News Service Telangana Rashtra Samithi leader K. Chandrashekhara Rao, left, sitting in a hunger strike with former Indian Prime Minister V.P Singh during a protest in New Delhi on Wednesday. (EPA)

NEW DELHI, 24 August 2006 — The demand for a separate Telangana state fo >>>


      TRAIN ‘TERROR BID’ FOILED IN PAKISTAN
      Arab News, 24-08-2006
      Huma Aamir Malik & Agencies Terror suspect Madan Lal speaks at a railway police station in Karachi on Wednesday. (AP)

KARACHI, 24 August 2006 — A suspected Indian national stole a railway engine in Pakistan’s southern city of Karachi and tried to drive it into a passenger train in an attempted terror attac >>>


      ' HURT WHEN SUV PLOWS INTO N.Y. MARKET
      Washington Post, 24-08-2006
      ROCHESTER, N.Y. –– A sport utility vehicle driven by an 83–year–old man plowed into pedestrians and vendors at a public market on Thursday, injuring eight people.

The driver lost control when his foot apparently slipped off the brake and hit the accelerator, and the vehicle rammed throu >>>


      AMERICAN ART MUSEUM‘S OLD SCHOOLHOUSE ROCKS
      Washington Post, 24-08-2006
      By Adriane QuinlanWashington Post Staff WriterThursday, August 24, 2006; C01 On a recent weekday, dozens of children sit up straight as boards, on hard wooden benches, as a schoolmarm hits her open palm with a hickory stick.

In the 1'th century, "if you got a rapping at school, your parents found out >>>


      ANNAN PLANS VISIT TO MIDEAST THIS WEEK
      Washington Post, 24-08-2006
      AM UNITED NATIONS –– Secretary–General Kofi Annan will travel to the Middle East later this week, visiting Lebanon, Israel and most likely Syria and Iran to try to garner support for the U.N. resolution that led to the fragile Israeli–Hezbollah cease–fire, the U.N. said Wednesday.

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      ASTRONOMERS SAY PLUTO IS NOT A PLANET
      Washington Post, 24-08-2006
      12:34 PM Forget what you learned in third grade. Pluto is no longer one of the nine planets of the solar system.

The International Astronomical Union in Prague ruled today that the much–maligned Pluto no longer qualifies as a planet under historic new guidelines, thereby stripping Pluto of the planetary >>>


      BUSH TELLS CONGRESS WILL SIGN COLOMBIA TRADE PACT
      Washington Post, 24-08-2006
      WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President George W. Bush has formally notified Congress the United States will sign a free trade agreement with Colombia, nearly six months after the two countries announced they had reached a deal, the White House said on Thursday.

The '0–days notice, as required by U.S. >>>


      COAL MINERS‘ LAWSUIT SEEKING SAFETY MEASURES IS DISMISSED
      Washington Post, 24-08-2006
      A federal judge yesterday threw out a lawsuit by coal miners demanding that the government do more to ensure miners have working oxygen supplies and know how to use them.

The lawsuit was filed in June after Congress had overhauled mine safety rules in response to the collapse of West Virginia‘s Sago Mine >>>


      CORRUPTION DOGS BOTH PARTIES THIS YEAR
      Washington Post, 24-08-2006
      NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio –– Bemoaning a "culture of corruption" in the Republican Party, Democrats are convinced they have a winning election–year issue.

The GOP claims it‘s a wash. Allegations of criminal wrongdoing and ethical lapses among lawmakers shadow several competitive >>>


      COUNTDOWN BEGINS FOR SUNDAY SPACE LAUNCH
      Washington Post, 24-08-2006
      CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. –– Atlantis‘ six astronauts arrived at Kennedy Space Center on Thursday as the countdown clock began ticking toward a Sunday launch of the space shuttle.

"We have a saying back in Texas, ‘It‘s time to walk the walk,‘" said Brent Jett, Atlantis& >>>


      DISPUTE SWIRLS OVER GROUND ZERO PHOTOS
      Washington Post, 24-08-2006
      PM NEW YORK –– For more than three months, police Detective John Botte roamed the ruins of the World Trade Center, snapping photographs with his Leica Rangefinder camera and capturing hundreds of images of people at work on the monumental cleanup.

His pictures soon appeared in a trio of books, most >>>


      FEMALE CITADEL CADETS REPORT ASSAULTS
      Washington Post, 24-08-2006
      CHARLESTON, S.C. –– Almost 20 percent of the female cadets at The Citadel last spring reported being sexually assaulted since enrolling at the state military college, according to results of a survey released by the school Wednesday.

About 4 percent of the male cadets also reported being sexually a >>>


      JUDGE TO RULE IF ‘MEOWING‘ IS HARASSMENT
      Washington Post, 24-08-2006
      JEANNETTE, Pa. –– Meow. A district judge has been asked to decide whether that word is a harmless taunt or grounds for misdemeanor harassment. Jeannette police charged a 14–year–old boy for "meowing" whenever he sees his neighbor,
78–year–old Alexandria Carasia.

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      KARR DISCUSSED JONBENET MURDER IN 2001
      Washington Post, 24-08-2006
      PM LOS ANGELES –– The investigation into the man accused of killing 6–year–old JonBenet Ramsey is still in the "very early stages," Colorado officials wrote in a court filing, arguing that releasing details about their evidence now could taint the extensive interviews they still need t >>>



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