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      A FIREFIGHTING PLANE...
      Kathimerin, 31-08-2006
      ARIS MESSINIS/AFP A firefighting plane drops water on a blaze that broke out yesterday in Mandra, west of Athens. Thirty firefighters along with 10 fire trucks, two planes and a helicopter managed to control the fire before it reached nearby homes. The fire scorched two wooden storerooms and about 5 hectares of land, a >>>


      BRITON CHARGED IN DEADLY FALL
      Kathimerin, 31-08-2006
      A British tourist who leapt from a hotel balcony in Crete earlier this month with his two children – killing one and injuring the other – was charged with murder and attempted murder yesterday.

John Hogan, who according to his lawyer comes from a family with a history of mental illness, appeared be >>>


      COLD, HUMIDITY BAD FOR HEART
      Kathimerin, 31-08-2006
      The combination of cold weather and high levels of humidity can be fatal for those with heart problems, according to a group of Greek scientists whose groundbreaking research showed that a third more fatal heart attacks occur in the winter than in summer.

A group of cardiologists from Athens’s Ippocrateio Hosp >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 31-08-2006
      CYPRUS NEGOTIATIONS Nicosia says it is focused on talks as Papadopoulos resigns from DIKO Nicosia insisted yesterday that it was seeking to improve relations with Turkish–Cypriot officials, following calls by the United Nations Security Council for politicians on both sides to live up to the deal that the UN brok >>>


      MAN, 78, USED CASH TO ENTICE SCHOOLBOYS
      Kathimerin, 31-08-2006
      A 78–year–old man was yesterday charged by a Piraeus prosecutor with attempting to molest two teenage schoolboys in nearby Keratsini, southwest Athens.

The pensioner was arrested outside a junior high school on Tuesday after the father of one of the boys saw the 78–year–old speaking to >>>


      PM VOICES CONCERN ON GRAFT STRUGGLE
      Kathimerin, 31-08-2006
      Efforts to combat corruption in Greece have so far not been as successful as the government has wanted and much more needs to be done to combat graft in public services, the prime minister told businessmen yesterday, according to sources.

Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis met with representatives of the Federat >>>


      PROFESSOR HELD ON ’73 WARRANT
      Kathimerin, 31-08-2006
      The government said yesterday it would investigate how a university professor was detained for two hours after a miscommunication between police and the courts over a warrant issued against the academic in 1'73.

Vassilis Droukopoulos was detained on Tuesday when he applied for a new passport at a police st >>>


      TERTIARY REFORM STANDS
      Kathimerin, 31-08-2006
      Giannakou won’t delay entrance rules; KEDKE to protest in Thessaloniki Education Minister Marietta Giannakou yesterday rejected calls from regional authorities to slow down the introduction stricter entrance criteria for tertiary institutions in order to fill some of the 18,000 unfilled slots at technical colleges (TEI >>>


      VASSILIS SPANOULIS...
      Kathimerin, 31-08-2006
      TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP Greek basketball player Vassilis Spanoulis (left) races ahead of his French opponent Yannick Bokolo as the two men chase the ball in yesterday‘s quarterfinal at the World Basketball Championships in Japan. Greece beat France 73–56 to advance to the semifinals tomorrow, when they will >>>


      1'45–2006: COMMENT ENDIGUER LE FLOT?
      Le Temps, 31-08-2006
      HISTOIRE. D';s le début, la politique suisse des migrations tente d‘éviter une stabilisation des nouveaux arrivants.

Sylvie Arsever Jeudi 31 ao$';t 2006 «Il n‘y aura [...] rien ŕ objecter ŕ l‘afflux des étrangers, mais ŕ condition seulement q >>>


      A CONTRETEMPS. CONFETTIS D‘IMPÉRIALISME SUR BALLON ROND HELVÉTIQUE
      Le Temps, 31-08-2006
      A contretemps. Christian Despont Jeudi 31 ao$';t 2006 Comme dans les vrais pays de football, une grande télévision, la TSR, a acquis l‘exclusivité des droits de la deuxi';me division – en français: Challenge League.

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      ADDEX N‘EXCLUT PAS D‘ENTRER Ŕ LA BOURSE SUISSE
      Le Temps, 31-08-2006
      Le commerce des droits ŕ polluer investit la Chine Naissance du leader mondial de l‘aluminium ECONOMIE Le Temps I Economie I Article Addex n‘exclut pas d‘entrer ŕ la Bourse suisse PHARMA. Essais de phase II lancés.

Bastien Buss Jeudi 31 ao$';t 2006 Addex a franchi un cap >>>


      ALINGHI, CONCENTRÉ DE TECHNOLOGIE
      Le Temps, 31-08-2006
      Modélisation de la quille et du bulbe. Les simulations par ordinateur permettent d’optimiser l’efficacité des éléments de la structure du voilier. Photo: Keystone.

VOILE. Le Défi suisse lance ŕ l‘EPFL sa tournée de présentation en Suisse. L‘occasion de dé >>>


      ASILE: POUR CHRISTOPH BLOCHER, L‘ETAT DE NEUCH'4;TEL N‘A QU‘Ŕ SE TAIRE
      Le Temps, 31-08-2006
      NEUCHATEL. L‘exécutif a joint ses recommandations au matériel de vote. Pierre–Emmanuel Buss, Collaboration: Ron Hochuli, Berne Jeudi 31 ao$';t 2006 «C‘est inadmissible!» Christoph Blocher n‘a pas mâché ses mots ŕ l‘encontre du Conseil d‘Eta >>>


      BAGDAD FRAPPÉE PAR PLUSIEURS ATTENTATS
      Le Temps, 31-08-2006
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      COLOCATAIRES Ŕ CHOIX
      Le Temps, 31-08-2006
      COMPAGNIE. Expérience ŕ part, favorisée par la crise du logement et la durée croissante du célibat, la colocation a le vent en poupe. Les réseaux de mise en relation se multiplient et se perfectionnent. Tour d‘horizon.

Pierre Chambonnet Jeudi 31 ao$';t 2006 Marc, 23 a >>>


      DÉTROITS L‘AVIS DE L‘EXPERT. LE STATUT JURIDIQUE DES DÉTROITS, DE L‘AFFAIRE DE CORFOU Ŕ LA CONVENTION DE MONTEGO BAY
      Le Temps, 31-08-2006
      Les débats juridiques sur la navigation maritime dans les détroits ne datent pas d‘hier: au XVIIe si';cle, on débattait déjŕ de la légalité de la capture d‘un galion portugais par la Compagnie des Indes orientales dans le détroit de Malacca.

Patrick F >>>


      ECONOMIE ROMANDE. «LES HÔTELS SEILER VONT MONTER EN GAMME»
      Le Temps, 31-08-2006
      Emploi, formation Samedi culturel Disques Livres Sciences Multimédia Blogs Archives Dossiers Revue de presse Newsletters Forums Hors–séries Edition RSS Edition PDF Edition ePaper Coin des abonnés Boutique Events SMSAnnonces WebAdresses Publicité Voyages Rencontres Présentation Visite Cont >>>


      EN SUISSE, DE JEUNES SOCIÉTÉS BIOTECH VOLENT LA VEDETTE Ŕ SERONO
      Le Temps, 31-08-2006
      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 ePaper Coin des abonnés Bout >>>


      HOLLYWOOD, CHARMEUSE DE PUBLIC
      Le Temps, 31-08-2006
      CINEMA. Retour sur la promotion de «Des Serpents dans l‘avion», film voulu par les internautes.

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      HSBC PRIVATE BANK RÉALISE SON MEILLEUR BÉNÉFICE
      Le Temps, 31-08-2006
      RESULTATS. La filiale du géant britannique a toutefois souffert de la Bourse en mai et juin.

Myret Zaki Jeudi 31 ao$';t 2006 «Avec un bénéfice avant impôts en hausse de 40%, nous sommes ravis d‘annoncer le meilleur résultat semestriel de notre histoire», a d >>>


      INFINITI INSTALLERA SON SIČGE EUROPÉEN Ŕ ROLLE
      Le Temps, 31-08-2006
      AUTOMOBILE. La marque de luxe de Nissan choisit La Côte pour sa centrale européenne.

Luc Debraine Jeudi 31 ao$';t 2006 Carlos Ghosn, patron de Renault–Nissan, a tranché. Commercialisée en Amérique du Nord, Moyen–Orient et Asie, Infiniti sera vendue d';s 2008 >>>


      ISRAËL N‘EST PAS CONTRE LA PRÉSENCE DE CASQUES BLEUS Ŕ GAZA
      Le Temps, 31-08-2006
      PROCHE–ORIENT. Alors que Kofi Annan a rencontré Mahmoud Abbas, le raďs palestinien appuie la proposition américaine de créer une zone neutre sous contrôle onusien au passage de Karni.

Serge Dumont, Ramallah Jeudi 31 ao$';t 2006 «La création d‘un Etat pales >>>


      JOHANN VOGEL VA SE RELANCER AU BETIS SÉVILLE
      Le Temps, 31-08-2006
      FOOTBALL. Relégué sur le banc des remplaçants de l‘AC Milan, le capitaine de l‘équipe de Suisse s‘est engagé pour trois saisons avec le club andalou, ŕ la veille de la clôture du Mercato.

Simon Meier Jeudi 31 ao$';t 2006 Dernier rush sur la grande foi >>>


      KIOSQUE: ROME EN PREMIČRE LIGNE AU SUD–LIBAN. L‘ITALIE Ŕ LA TABLE DES GRANDS
      Le Temps, 31-08-2006
      Kiosque: Rome en premi';re ligne au Sud–Liban. Eric Jozsef, Rome Jeudi 31 ao$';t 2006 Ecartée du concert des nations pendant cinq ans en raison de l‘alignement de Silvio Berlusconi sur les Etats–Unis et Israël, l‘Italie s‘appręte ŕ prendre, dans les proch >>>


      L‘ETAT DE GENČVE ANNONCE DES COMPTES 2006 AU DÉFICIT AMAIGRI
      Le Temps, 31-08-2006
      GENEVE. Les estimations du Conseil d‘Etat chiffrent le déficit cantonal ŕ 230 millions, au lieu des 2'2 budgétés. Une rémission principalement due ŕ une hausse des recettes fiscales.

Cynthia Gani Jeudi 31 ao$';t 2006 David Hiler a annoncé la nouvelle avec sob >>>


      LA BOURSE SUISSE
      Le Temps, 31-08-2006
      Le capital–investissement amorce son envol en Asie FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article La Bourse suisse Le SMI s‘approche des 8200.

Anker Bank Jeudi 31 ao$';t 2006 En milieu de semaine, le marché suisse a poursuivi sa progression, dans une moindre mesure toutefois, soutenu par la bonne >>>


      LA CHRONIQUE. CE POUVOIR QUI SOŰLE
      Le Temps, 31-08-2006
      La chronique. François Gross Jeudi 31 ao$';t 2006 Le lecteur tombe de sa chaise. Est–ce bien le męme homme, ce Christoph Blocher affirmant n‘avoir «pas de mauvais sentiment ŕ l‘égard des étrangers» pour lesquels il a «toujours fait preuve d‘une g >>>


      LA VILLE DE GENČVE SE PRÉDIT DES FINANCES DANS LE ROUGE
      Le Temps, 31-08-2006
      Asile: pour Christoph Blocher, l‘Etat de Neuchâtel n‘a qu‘ŕ se taire REGIONS Le Temps I Article La Ville de Gen';ve se prédit des finances dans le rouge GENEVE. Le projet de budget 2007 prévoit un déficit de 18 millions de francs.

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      LE BATEAU DU JOUR. ALINGHI FAIT SON SHOW
      Le Temps, 31-08-2006
      C‘est hier qu‘a été lancé ŕ l‘EPFL le SUI06 Alinghi Swiss Roadshow, en prélude ŕ la prochaine Coupe de l‘America, que l‘équipe d‘Ernesto Bertarelli tentera de conserver en 2007 ŕ Valence.

Olivier Perrin Jeudi 31 ao$';t 2006 Le v >>>


      LE CAPITAL–INVESTISSEMENT AMORCE SON ENVOL EN ASIE
      Le Temps, 31-08-2006
      CROISSANCE. Depuis début 2006, le marché a déjŕ doublé par rapport ŕ l‘an passé. Les fonds américains commencent ŕ s‘installer dans la région.

Matthieu Pechberty, La Tribune Jeudi 31 ao$';t 2006 Cet article n‘est pas disponible sur notr >>>


      LE COMMERCE DES DROITS Ŕ POLLUER INVESTIT LA CHINE
      Le Temps, 31-08-2006
      Une usine chimique crache une fumée noire. Dans dix ans, la Chine sera le premier pays ŕ émettre des gaz ŕ effet de serre. Photo: Keystone.

CLIMAT. La Banque mondiale, des industriels et des investisseurs injectent la somme record de 1,2 milliard de dollars pour dépolluer le pays.
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      LE DÉBAT PIÉGÉ. LA SUISSE ET SES ÉTRANGERS
      Le Temps, 31-08-2006
      Ce que changent les deux lois 1'45–2006: comment endiguer le flot?

Détroits L‘avis de l‘expert. Le statut juridique des détroits, de l‘affaire de Corfou ŕ la Convention de Montego Bay Livre politique. Dans le silence du peuple et de l‘Occident, le grand retour e >>>


      LES BOURSES D‘EUROPE CONTINUENT DE BATTRE CELLE DES ETATS–UNIS
      Le Temps, 31-08-2006
      STRATEGIE. Les actions européennes – et notamment suisses – ont fortement rebondi cet été, retrouvant ou dépassant leurs niveaux d‘avril. Comme en 2005, Wall Street est ŕ la traîne.

Angélique Mounier–Kuhn Jeudi 31 ao$';t 2006 Le trou d‘air >>>


      LES ENTREPRISES SUISSES CASSENT LEUR TIRELIRE
      Le Temps, 31-08-2006
      Commentaire. Une embellie ŕ relativiser Infiniti installera son si';ge européen ŕ Rolle En Suisse, de jeunes sociétés biotech volent la vedette ŕ Serono HSBC Private Bank réalise son meilleur bénéfice Economie romande. «Les hôtels Seiler vont monter en gam >>>


      LES SUISSES FACE Ŕ L‘ASILE
      Le Temps, 31-08-2006
      UNE Le Temps I Article Les Suisses face ŕ l‘asile • Comme ses voisins, la Suisse verrouille ses fronti';res aux migrants.

• Histoire d‘une question controversée depuis l‘apr';s–guerre. Le Temps Jeudi 31 ao$';t 2006 © Le Temps, 2006 . Droits de reproducti >>>


      LIVRE POLITIQUE. DANS LE SILENCE DU PEUPLE ET DE L‘OCCIDENT, LE GRAND RETOUR EN ARRIČRE DE LA RUSSIE
      Le Temps, 31-08-2006
      Dans son nouvel ouvrage, la journaliste Anna Politkovskaďa scrute la nature du régime Poutine, qu‘elle voit de plus en plus proche du syst';me soviétique.

Antoine Bosshard Jeudi 31 ao$';t 2006 «L‘ancien régime est en passe d‘ętre restauré&raq >>>


      MATCH ETATS–UNIS–IRAN: AVANTAGE AHMADINEJAD
      Le Temps, 31-08-2006
      Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Le président a jugé mardi «peu probable» que le Conseil de sécurité adopte des sanctions ŕ l’expiration du délai qu’il a donné ŕ l’Iran pour suspendre l’enrichissement de l’uranium. Photo: Keystone.

NUCLEAIRE. Le rapport de l‘Agence internation >>>


      MÉTRAUX VISE UN TROISIČME PAYS
      Le Temps, 31-08-2006
      AUTOMOBILE. La vente d‘une division augmente le cash de 34 millions. Thomas Thöni, Zurich Jeudi 31 ao$';t 2006 Métraux Services, le leader suisse de l‘approvisionnement de pi';ces détachées pour les garages, veut ouvrir un troisi';me marché. «Nous sommes >>>


      NACHBAR. ETRANGE SPECTACLE
      Le Temps, 31-08-2006
      Nachbar. Fredy Gsteiger Jeudi 31 ao$';t 2006 Je me suis longuement demandé s‘il était légitime de choisir un sujet totalement insignifiant pour la rentrée automnale de cette chronique. D‘autant que l‘on vient de passer un été riche en événements important >>>


      NAGUIB MAHFOUZ QUITTE LE CAIRE
      Le Temps, 31-08-2006
      Naguib Mahfouz avait fait rentrer l’univers tout entier dans trois rues, celles du Vieux Caire, lieu de son enfance, terreau de son imaginaire.

Photo: Keystone. HOMMAGE. Humaniste résolu, amoureux de sa ville et de ses habitants, le grand écrivain, Prix Nobel, est décédé mercredi. Et c >>>


      NAISSANCE DU LEADER MONDIAL DE L‘ALUMINIUM
      Le Temps, 31-08-2006
      METAUX. Le suisse Glencore s‘associe ŕ Rusal et Sual pour créer un groupe de 37 milliards de francs.

Le Temps Jeudi 31 ao$';t 2006 Le vaste processus de consolidation dans les métaux se poursuit. Il n‘est pas un jour qui n‘apporte son nouveau lot de transactions. Ainsi, >>>


      QUOI DE NEUF. LE TABOURET DE RODÉO
      Le Temps, 31-08-2006
      Quoi de neuf. Bertrand Maréchal Jeudi 31 ao$';t 2006 Tabouret ŕ roulettes pour rodéo dans la cuisine. Panier de supermarché transformé en meuble de salon. Le jeune designer Adrien Rovero n‘a pas froid aux yeux et a cinq idées par seconde. C‘est lors d‘un programme >>>


      RALENTISSEMENT ANNONCÉ Ŕ GENČVE
      Le Temps, 31-08-2006
      CONJONCTURE. L‘indice Lea–Pictet recule. Le Temps Jeudi 31 ao$';t 2006 Le ralentissement de l‘économie genevoise devrait se produire en fin d‘année ou début 2007. Voilŕ ce que nous enseigne l‘indicateur Lea–Pictet, qui anticipe l‘évolution conjon >>>


      RH'6;ZÜNS DÉPASSÉ PAR UN CAUCHEMAR
      Le Temps, 31-08-2006
      • Le viol d‘une fillette de 5 ans par deux enfants de 11 et 13 ans d‘origine kosovare déclenche les pires réactions.

• La commune perd le contrôle d‘une situation sociale explosive. Catherine Cossy Jeudi 31 ao$';t 2006 Du jour au lendemain, Rhäzüns est devenu l >>>


      RH'6;ZÜNS, LE CHOC ET SES CONSÉQUENCES
      Le Temps, 31-08-2006
      Sylvie Arsever Jeudi 31 ao$';t 2006 La premi';re réaction est bien s$';r l‘horreur. Que les enfants puissent ętre, męme tr';s jeunes, victimes de sévices sexuels, on le savait. Qu‘il arrive ŕ certains d‘entre eux de se livrer aux pires violences m >>>


      SWISSCOM CONTRE SSR, LE CHOC DES IMAGES
      Le Temps, 31-08-2006
      TELEVISION. L‘opérateur national s‘appręte ŕ investir les foyers helvétiques avec son offre Bluewin TV, accessible via l‘ADSL. Au programme, payant, football de Super League, Ligue des champions et hockey sur glace ŕ la carte.

Ludovic Chappex Jeudi 31 ao$';t 20 >>>


      TRĘVE ENTRE LES FOUS DE DIEU ET L‘ARMÉE OUGANDAISE
      Le Temps, 31-08-2006
      OUGANDA. Espoir de paix définitive. Mais les chefs de l‘Armée de résistance du Seigneur restent accusés de crime de guerre.

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      VACCIN ANTI–SIDA: AVANCÉE LAUSANNOISE
      Le Temps, 31-08-2006
      RECHERCHE. Une équipe du CHUV, emmenée par le professeur Giuseppe Pantaleo, a obtenu des résultats encourageants en premi';re phase de test: '0% des volontaires ont développé une réponse immunitaire. Interview.

Olivier Dessibourg Jeudi 31 ao$';t 2006 «Ces >>>


      «FESTIVALIER, UNE PASSION ET UN STATUT SOCIAL»
      Le Temps, 31-08-2006
      RADIOSCOPIE. Réputé élitiste, le Festival de Gen';ve La Bâtie sonde son public, via deux débats. Qui sont–ils, ces marathoniens des salles obscures?

Un sociologue répond. Alexandre Demidoff Jeudi 31 ao$';t 2006 Ouvert aux dandys comme aux bambins. Nouveau dire >>>


      «J‘AI TROUVÉ MES MARQUES AVEC LES MÉDIAS»
      Le Temps, 31-08-2006
      Christophe Darbellay. «J’ai demandé que l’élection ait lieu ŕ bulletins secrets. Je veux sentir si j’ai un réel soutien de la base.» Photo: Keystone.

ELECTION. Christophe Darbellay, 35 ans, deviendra samedi le président du PDC suisse.

Stéphanie Germanier, D.?S. Miévi >>>


      ATM CARDS’ PRESSURE CREATES HASSLE AT SAMA SYSTEM
      Arab News, 31-08-2006
      Javid Hassan, Arab News RIYADH, 31 August 2006 — With the Hijri month (Rajab) having just passed and the month of August ending today, both Saudis and expatriates have to go through a hassle every month when they swipe their ATM cards at the Points of Sale (POS) terminals in hypermarkets and departmental stores or draw >>>


      BOEING, AIRBUS PLAN TO INVEST IN INDIA
      Arab News, 31-08-2006
      Associated Press NEW DELHI, 31 August 2006 — Boeing Co. and Airbus plan to invest heavily in India to build maintenance centers and training facilities as the aircraft makers compete for a larger share in one of the world’s fastest growing markets for commercial jets. The European Aeronautic Defense & Space Co., th >>>


      DOLLAR DIPS, YEN STAYS WEAK
      Arab News, 31-08-2006
      Agencies LONDON, 31 August 2006 — The dollar dipped yesterday, as the US second quarter growth figure – although revised upward – was below expectations on Wall Street, while the euro soared to a new record against the yen.

The yen remained weak as a further rise in Japanese interest rates this yea >>>


      JEDDAH GOVERNOR OPENS EGYPTIAN EXHIBITION
      Arab News, 31-08-2006
      Galal Fakkar, Arab News Jeddah Governor Prince Mishaal ibn Majed cutting the ribbon to open the 16th Egyptian Exhibition at the Jeddah International Exhibition Center in Jeddah on Wednesday.

JEDDAH, 31 August 2006 — Jeddah Governor Prince Mishaal ibn Majed yesterday opened the 16th Egyptian Exhibition at the J >>>


      PETRONAS DISPUTES CHAD EXPULSION ORDER
      Arab News, 31-08-2006
      Associated Press KUALA LUMPUR, 31 August 2006 — Malaysian state oil company Petronas yesterday disputed the Chad government’s claim it failed to pay millions of dollars in back taxes, but said it was attempting to resolve the issue with the African nation. Petronas and Chevron Corp. were ordered out of the country by C >>>


      PRINCE BANDAR BUYS MAJORITY STAKE IN RUPALI BANK
      Arab News, 31-08-2006
      Sarah Abdullah, Arab News JEDDAH, 31 August 2006 — Saudi businessman Prince Bandar bin Mohammed announced plans to buy a majority stake of Bangladeshi’s Rupali Bank for $330 million.

The sale will encompass a 67–percent stake in the bank with the government retaining 27 percent and the remainder held by >>>


      CONCERN FOR COMPANIONS AND WEAKER SECTIONS OF SOCIETY
      Arab News, 31-08-2006
      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 >>>


      DISCARDING EXPENSIVE CLOTHES
      Arab News, 31-08-2006
      Adil Salahi, Arab News People normally attach a good measure of importance to the way they dress.

They want to be seen in a good outfit. All languages have a wide range of adjectives to describe clothes and how they affect people’s appearance.

Prosperous societies have thriving clothes industries. Fas >>>


      HARD TESTS AND FALSE TEMPTATION
      Arab News, 31-08-2006
      Commentary by Sayyid Qutb In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Beneficent Among people, there are those who say: «We believe in God,» yet when any of them is made to suffer in God’s cause, he thinks that oppression by man is as grievous as God’s punishment. However, should help from your Lord be forthcomin >>>


      IS THIS TERRORISM?
      Arab News, 31-08-2006
      Adil Salahi, Arab News Q. In our world today, much is said about terrorism. Would it be terrorism if a group of people embrace Islam and buy a plot of land where they build a mosque and a school, despite a government ban? In such a case, are they allowed to fight against those who try to prevent them from doing so?
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      STORIES DESIGNED TO GIVE SUPERNATURAL IMAGE TO PROPHET
      Arab News, 31-08-2006
      Adil Salahi, Arab News Q.1. A scholar said that when the Prophet was born, he did not need to be washed or to have his umbilical cord cut because it was already cut.

Is this true? Is there a Hadith that suggests a particular sequence for cutting one’s nails?

Q.2. What does the Qur’an say about the Pro >>>


      ANTI–POVERTY STRATEGY AIMS TO HELP 1.2M SAUDIS
      Arab News, 31-08-2006
      P.K. Abdul Ghafour, Arab News JEDDAH, 31 August 2006 — The national strategy to fight poverty, which has been drafted by experts and presented to higher authorities for approval, will serve at least 1.2 million Saudis, informed sources said.

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah ordered the strategy >>>


      CONFERENCE SUGGESTS STEPS TO SPOT THE GIFTED
      Arab News, 31-08-2006
      Raid Qusti, Arab News JEDDAH, 31 August 2006 — The Regional Scientific Conference for Giftedness concluded here yesterday after four days of seminars attended by over 2,000 education experts and teachers from Arab, Islamic and global public and private institutions.

The conference stressed the importance of de >>>


      FRAUDSTERS POSING AS SECURITY MEN ROB 2 WORKERS
      Arab News, 31-08-2006
      Habib Shaikh, Arab News JEDDAH, 31 August 2006 — E–mail messages are being circulated in Saudi Arabia between friends and acquaintances warning against fraudsters who are posing as security personnel to defraud unsuspecting people of their money, ATM cards, and important documents such as iqamas and driving licen >>>


      JCCI DECISION TO STOP MBA PROGRAM ANGERS STUDENTS
      Arab News, 31-08-2006
      Maha Akeel, Arab News JEDDAH, 31 August 2006 — The Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry has suddenly, without notice, decided to stop sponsoring an MBA program.

The decision has left students unsure of the future of their studies. They learned of the decision two weeks ago from a newspaper when JCCI Chairma >>>


      MANY EXPATS FORCED TO SEND KIDS ABROAD FOR STUDIES
      Arab News, 31-08-2006
      Galal Fakkar, Arab News JEDDAH, 31 August 2006 — Expatriate parents have begun the difficult process of registering their children for school weeks before the start of the new season, which starts on Sept. 2 for private schools and Sept. ' for state–run schools.

Finding places for more than 2.5 milli >>>


      PREPARATIONS AFOOT FOR SIXTH NATIONAL DIALOGUE
      Arab News, 31-08-2006
      Ebtihal Mubarak, Arab News JEDDAH, 31 August 2006 — The King Abdul Aziz National Dialogue Center will hold five preparatory meetings in September in different parts of the Kingdom to collect input for the next forum, which will take place in December.

The aim of the sixth forum, entitled «Education: Fact >>>


      ABBAS SIDES WITH ANGRY CIVIL SERVANTS
      Arab News, 31-08-2006
      Associated Press RAMALLAH, 31 August 2006 — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas yesterday sided with angry civil servants in their growing confrontation with the Hamas government, affirming the employees’ right to strike.

Some 3,000 government employees marched through Ramallah yesterday to demand payment of s >>>


      ANNAN PUSHES FOR LEBANON BLOCKADE LIFT
      Arab News, 31-08-2006
      Agencies JERUSALEM, 31 August 2006 — UN chief Kofi Annan urged Israel yesterday to end its crippling blockade of war–devastated Lebanon, but failed to extract any public promise for an immediate halt to the near seven–week siege.

Annan also demanded the release of two soldiers whose capture sparked >>>


      BOMBS KILL 40 IN IRAQ DESPITE CLAMPDOWN
      Arab News, 31-08-2006
      Reuters Iraqis gather next to caskets with the bodies of six family members at the Baquba hospital morgue on Wednesday. (AFP) BAGHDAD, 31 August 2006 — Bombs killed more than 40 people in Iraq yesterday, including 24 at a market in Baghdad, where insurgents defied a US–backed security clampdown in its fourth week >>>


      COACH OVERTURNS IN MOROCCO, 17 DEAD
      Arab News, 31-08-2006
      Reuters RABAT, 31 August 2006 — A coach overturned in Morocco early yesterday morning, leaving 17 people dead and 12 seriously injured, state news agency MAP reported. The accident happened in the province of Settat just south of Casablanca. Morocco launched a road safety campaign two years ago after it was estimated t >>>


      COP DIES DURING PROTEST IN DHAKA
      Arab News, 31-08-2006
      Imran Rahman & Agencies DHAKA, 31 August 2006 — Clashes erupted between police and protesters during a strike called by the opposition parties in Dhaka yesterday. A police officer was killed and 20 others were injured during the violent protest, sources said. Normal life was also disrupted due to strike.

T >>>


      DEVASTATED LEBANESE SCHOOLS STRUGGLE TO REOPEN
      Arab News, 31-08-2006
      Reuters SRIFA, Lebanon, 31 August 2006 — Every window in Srifa’s main school has been blown out by Israeli bombs.

Lego bricks, colored crayons and shards of glass are scattered across the floor of the nursery. Toddler–sized wooden chairs and desks are covered in debris and dust.

Upstairs, the bu >>>


      END GAZA OFFENSIVE: UN CHIEF
      Arab News, 31-08-2006
      Hisham Abu Taha, Arab News UN Secretary–General Kofi Annan shakes hands with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas ahead of talks in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Wednesday.

(AFP) GAZA CITY, 31 August 2006 — UN chief Kofi Annan demanded an immediate end to the offensive in Gaza as nine Palestinians wer >>>


      IRAN ENRICHING URANIUM AHEAD OF UN DEADLINE: NEWSPAPER
      Arab News, 31-08-2006
      Reuters WASHINGTON, 31 August 2006 — Iran has begun enriching a new batch of uranium just days ahead of a UN deadline for Tehran to suspend atomic fuel work or face possible sanction, The Washington Post reported yesterday.

The International Atomic Energy Agency, the Vienna–based UN nuclear watchdog, pla >>>


      IRAQ’S TOP ARCHAEOLOGIST RESIGNS; ITES THREATS
      Arab News, 31-08-2006
      Associated Press DAMASCUS, 31 August 2006 — Iraq’s top archaeologist, a Christian, said he fled to neighboring Syria after Shiite extremists interfered in his job and family members received threats. In an interview in Damascus, Donny George, director of Iraq’s National Museum, said he was living in the Sunni–dom >>>


      LEBANON GOVT TO SUBSIDIZE POSTWAR HOME REBUILDING
      Arab News, 31-08-2006
      Reuters BEIRUT, 31 August 2006 — The Lebanese government will pay some $40,000 in compensation to each family whose house was destroyed by Israel in the 34–day war to help them start rebuilding, Prime Minister Fouad Siniora said yesterday.

The offer excludes southern Beirut, where damage to residential a >>>


      NOBEL LAUREATE MAHFOUZ DIES
      Arab News, 31-08-2006
      Ebtihal Mubarak, Arab News Naguib Mahfouz JEDDAH, 31 August 2006 — Naguib Mahfouz, the famous Egyptian novelist who was the only Arab to win the Nobel Prize in literature, passed away yesterday at one of Cairo’s hospitals at the age of '4.

He was admitted to the hospital more than a month ago after falling >>>


      PHILIPPINES PLACE SUNKEN TANKER’S OFFICIALS ON WATCH LIST
      Arab News, 31-08-2006
      Julie Javellana–Santos, Arab News MANILA, 31 August 2006 — The Department of Justice yesterday ordered the Burreau of Immigration to place in its watch list nine officials of a shipping company whose tanker sank and caused a massive oil spill in the central Philippines.

Justice Secretary Raul Gonzales sa >>>


      PROTEST RAGES AGAINST BUGTI KILLING
      Arab News, 31-08-2006
      Azhar Masood & Huma Aamir Malik, Arab News QUETTA/KARACHI, 31 August 2006 — Normal life in different parts of Balochistan and Karachi remained paralyzed yesterday due to protest against the killing of veteran tribal leader and former federal minister Nawab Akbar Bugti.

The Balochistan province has been in >>>


      SCHOOLS REOPEN IN JAFFNA; BATTLE GOES ON IN EAST
      Arab News, 31-08-2006
      Cassie Biggs, Associated Press COLOMBO, 31 August 2006 — Schools in Sri Lanka’s northern Jaffna Peninsula reopened for the first time in nearly three weeks yesterday, an official said, as the military continued to pound rebel–held areas in the east, sending hundreds fleeing from the shelling.

Sri Lanka’s >>>


      SYRIAN GROUP THREATENS TO KIDNAP ISRAELI SOLDIERS
      Arab News, 31-08-2006
      Associated Press DAMASCUS, 31 August 2006 — A previously unknown group in the Golan Heights threatened yesterday to abduct Israeli soldiers to swap them for Syrian prisoners in Israel.

In a statement faxed to foreign news agencies in Damascus, a group calling itself the Men of the National Syrian Resistance th >>>


      THREE BRITONS CHARGED OVER PLOT
      Arab News, 31-08-2006
      Agencies LONDON, 31 August 2006 — Three British Muslims were remanded in custody yesterday after being charged in connection with a suspected plot to blow up US–bound airliners.

Mohammed Yasar Gulzar, 25, Mohammed Shamin Uddin, 35, and Nabeel Hussain,
22, were formally charged at a central London cou >>>


      TROOPS KILLED 17 FRENCH AID WORKERS, SAY LANKA MONITORS
      Arab News, 31-08-2006
      Agence France Presse COLOMBO, 31 August 2006 — Sri Lankan troops killed 17 French charity workers and waged a bombing campaign against Tamil rebels, truce monitors said yesterday, amid fears the nation was headed for full–scale war.

The Swedish–led Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) said security >>>


      US TROOPS PLAY SANTA IN MILITANT’S LAIR IN S. PHILIPPINES
      Arab News, 31-08-2006
      Al Jacinto, Arab News JOLO, Sulu, 31 August 2006 — Hundreds of Muslim villagers, mostly children and women, greeted US and Filipino soldiers yesterday as they distributed goodies in two towns torn by fighting between security and Abu Sayyaf forces in the southern Philippine island of Jolo.

The crowd cheered as >>>


      BURNS SAYS TERRORISTS DRIVE TAXIS BY DAY
      Washington Post, 31-08-2006
      BELGRADE, Mont. –– Republican Sen. Conrad Burns, whose recent comments have stirred controversy, says the United States is up against a faceless enemy of terrorists who "drive taxi cabs in the daytime and kill at night." During a fundraiser Wednesday with first lady Laura Bush, the three–ter >>>


      COLORADO SOLDIER TO SURRENDER TO ARMY
      Washington Post, 31-08-2006
      PM CRAWFORD, Texas –– The soldier clutched the steering wheel of his pickup truck crammed with his belongings, his pockets stuffed with cash, his eyes darting nervously between the rearview mirror and the road stretching before him.

A million thoughts raced through his mind: What will my parents sa >>>


      COMAIR CONTROLLER SLEPT ONLY 2 HOURS
      Washington Post, 31-08-2006
      PM LEXINGTON, Ky. –– The lone air traffic controller on duty the morning Comair Flight 51'1 crashed had only two hours of sleep before starting work on the overnight shift, a federal investigator said Wednesday.

National Transportation Safety Board member Debbie Hersman said the controller had >>>


      CUTTER CAPTAIN PULLED AFTER 2 DIVERS DIE
      Washington Post, 31-08-2006
      SEATTLE –– The captain of a Coast Guard cutter was temporarily relieved of duty following the deaths of two crew members during a dive in the Arctic Ocean, officials said Wednesday.

Capt. Douglas G. Russell will be replaced by Capt. Daniel K. Oliver, a previous commanding officer of the Seattle&nda >>>


      ERNESTO TO BRING HEAVY RAIN TO CAROLINAS
      Washington Post, 31-08-2006
      WILMINGTON, N.C. –– Coastal residents in the Carolinas braced Thursday for a stronger Ernesto but still worried more about the soaking rains than the winds from the newly upgraded tropical storm.

For experienced storm survivors who have long weathered hurricanes in this vulnerable region, Ernesto a >>>


      EXPERTS POINT TO SERIES OF ERRORS IN CRASH
      Washington Post, 31-08-2006
      A03 LEXINGTON, Ky., Aug. 30 –– As federal authorities continue their investigation into Sunday‘s Comair jet crash that killed 4' people, independent safety experts said it is likely that a series of seemingly small events and decisions

–– rather than any large single blunder & >>>


      FAKE DRUGS AMONG PURCHASES LINKED TO CANADIAN FIRM
      Washington Post, 31-08-2006
      Testing has found fake versions of Lipitor and other widely used prescription drugs in orders purchased through Web sites linked to a Canadian pharmacy, the Food and Drug Administration said yesterday.

Consumers who bought drugs through the 10 Web sites should not use the medications because they may not be sa >>>


      FEDS SAY AIR CONTROLLER SLEPT 2 HOURS
      Washington Post, 31-08-2006
      AM LEXINGTON, Ky. –– In the day leading up to the crash of Comair Flight 51'1, a federal investigator says the air traffic controller on duty had worked for almost 15 hours and slept for two.

National Transportation Safety Board member Debbie Hersman, the lead investigator in the crash that kil >>>


      FOR THE BOOKS, NATIONALS FACE HISTORY QUESTIONS
      Washington Post, 31-08-2006
      By Barry SvrlugaWashington Post Staff WriterThursday, August 31, 2006; A01 Over the final month of the season, Washington Nationals left fielder Alfonso Soriano will almost certainly hit at least two more home runs. When he does, he‘ll establish a franchise record –– most homers in a season. The momen >>>


      HEARINGS BEGIN FOR MARINES ACCUSED OF KILLING IRAQI
      Washington Post, 31-08-2006
      CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., Aug. 30 –– Military prosecutors submitted maps, letters from Iraq and incriminating statements to military courts Wednesday as they argued that two Marines should be tried in the killing of an Iraqi civilian and its alleged coverup. Defense attorneys said the government‘s case >>>


      INVESTOR BUFFETT MARRIES ON HIS BIRTHDAY
      Washington Post, 31-08-2006
      OMAHA, Neb. –– Billionaire investor Warren Buffett married his longtime companion, Astrid Menks, in a private ceremony Wednesday, the Omaha World–Herald reported in a copyrighted story in its Thursday editions.

Buffett‘s daughter, Susan, hosted the wedding at her Omaha home. She said he >>>


      KEY WITNESS FOR SKAKEL APPEAL TAKES 5TH
      Washington Post, 31-08-2006
      PM NEW HAVEN, Conn. –– A man who implicated two friends in the 1'75 murder that sent Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel to prison has invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self–incrimination, his attorney and a prosecutor told The Associated Press Thursday.

Gitano "Tony" Bryant d >>>


      KY. REPUBLICAN FIGHTS TO HOLD HOUSE SEAT
      Washington Post, 31-08-2006
      CECILIA, Ky. –– This is where it began for the Republicans in 1''4, the year the GOP broke the back of 40 years of Democratic rule in Congress.

And if six–term Republican Rep. Ron Lewis loses in November, this district in western and central Kentucky _ home to Fort Knox _ will be one >>>


      LAWYER CHARGED WITH KILLING NEIGHBOR
      Washington Post, 31-08-2006
      AM FAIRFIELD, Conn. –– A lawyer climbed through a neighbor‘s bedroom window and stabbed him to death after being told by a family member that the man had molested his 2–year–old daughter, authorities say.

Barry James, 58, was stabbed in the chest nearly a dozen times Monday. The l >>>



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