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      A YOUNG BOY WEARS...
      Kathimerin, 22-01-2007
     Maria Maroyianni/ANA A young boy wears a pair of joke glasses on Ermou Street, in central Athens, outside a store promoting 40 percent discounts on its goods. Winter sales at shops and department stores start today and will continue until February 25.
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      ANOTHER TERRORIST HIT FEARED
      Kathimerin, 22-01-2007
     Officers heading the investigation into the missile attack on the US Embassy told Sunday’s Kathimerini they fear that the terrorists behind the strike are preparing another, possibly more spectacular, assault.

Police believe that the lack so far of any proclamation claiming responsibility for the strike makes i >>>


      FOREST PROPOSALS REBUFFED BY THE EU
      Kathimerin, 22-01-2007
     The European Union does not agree with Greece’s proposal to revise the country’s Constitution regarding the legal classification of forest areas, in a development that is likely to put the brakes on the controversial reform.

The conservative–led government said last week that a change to Article 24 of the >>>


      FYROM DENIES HIDDEN AGENDA
      Kathimerin, 22-01-2007
     The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) did not rename its main airport after Alexander the Great in order to provoke Athens but believes that the move could help resolve the dispute over the official name of Greece’s neighboring country, FYROM’s foreign minister told Sunday’s Kathimerini.

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      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 22-01-2007
     REFORMS AGENDA PM says changes will fuel growth, support entrepreneurship Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis said that the government will stick to structural reforms to boost economic growth and competitiveness. Karamanlis told a meeting of New Democracy’s central committee on Saturday that the government will aim at tak >>>


      OPINION SHIFTS ON CCTV
      Kathimerin, 22-01-2007
     Poll indicates that majority of Greeks in favor of using surveillance cameras Six in 10 Greeks believe that hundreds of CCTV cameras installed for the Athens Olympics security system should be used for surveillance purposes and not taken down, according to a poll for Sunday‘s Kathimerini.

The survey was c >>>


      ROBBER DIES AFTER FALL FROM SIXTH–FLOOR OFFICE
      Kathimerin, 22-01-2007
     A 25–year–old man was found dead outside a building in central Athens yesterday after apparently leaping from one sixth–floor office window to another to assist in what may have been a robbery.

A security guard employed at the office building discovered the man’s body at about 1 a.m., police s >>>


      THIS WEEK
      Kathimerin, 22-01-2007
     Monday Winter sales begin and will last until February 25.

Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis to attend a European Union foreign ministers’ meeting in Belgium.

The Agaliazo volunteer group against cervical cancer holds a press conference on «Prevention is Culture,» at noon at the King George >>>


      THREE ARRESTED FOR BABY SALE
      Kathimerin, 22-01-2007
     A 56–year–old lawyer from Attica was charged on Saturday with helping a Gypsy couple sell their baby to an illegal adoption ring, police said.

The 1'–year–old Gypsy man and his 2'–year–old female partner were also arrested and officers said they are looking for anothe >>>


      WORSHIPPERS...
      Kathimerin, 22-01-2007
     Yannis Behrakis/Reuters Worshippers of the 12 ancient Greek gods of Mount Olympus, some dressed as warriors, pray during a ceremony under the Temple of Olympian Zeus in central Athens yesterday. The ceremony was the first of its kind at the 1,800–year–old temple since the polytheistic religion was banned by >>>


      ANALYSE. LE TSAR DE ZURICH
      Le Temps, 22-01-2007
     Analyse. Jean–Claude Péclet Lundi 22 janvier 2007 Tandis que le Forum de Davos disserte cette semaine sur «l‘équation changeante du pouvoir», sa mise en pratique s‘accél';re du côté de Zurich. La NZZ am Sonntag parle de «l‘empire industriel contr >>>


      ANCIENS ADMINISTRATEURS DE LA DÉFUNTE SWISSAIR: «Y‘EN N‘AVAIT VRAIMENT POINT COMME EUX!»
      Le Temps, 22-01-2007
     GOUVERNANCE D‘ENTREPRISE. Le conseil de la compagnie faillie cumulait tous les défauts. Ceux–ci persistent dans des sociétés publiques.

Thierry de Preux, Consultant spécialisé en gouvernance d‘entreprise. Korn/Ferry International, Gen';ve Lundi 22 janvier 2007 >>>


      APRČS LE RAPPORT BÉGUIN, LE DOUTE GRANDIT SUR LES TAXES DES PROFESSEURS D‘UNIVERSITÉ
      Le Temps, 22-01-2007
     GENEVE. L‘ancien magistrat propose de changer la réglementation sur les gains accessoires des professeurs de l‘académie genevoise. Ailleurs aussi, on est en quęte d‘une solution satisfaisante.

Sandra Moro Lundi 22 janvier 2007 Tel un pavé dans le marigot académique gen >>>


      AU CŚUR DES MARCHÉS. EXUBÉRANCE RATIONNELLE
      Le Temps, 22-01-2007
     FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article Exubérance rationnelle Au cśur des marchés.

Michel Girardin, Union Bancaire Privée Lundi 22 janvier 2007 Il en est fébrile, tellement il est inquiet. J‘ai beau dire ŕ ce client qu‘un indice mondial des actions en lévitation au&n >>>


      B'4;LE A JOUÉ AUX APPRENTIS SORCIERS AVEC SON PROJET PILOTE DE GÉOTHERMIE
      Le Temps, 22-01-2007
     BALE. L‘évaluation des risques de Deap Heat Mining est critiquée de toute part. Leur réévaluation dans un rapport pourrait arriver trop tard. Les habitants disent leur col';re.

Thomas Thöni, Zurich Lundi 22 janvier 2007 L‘inquiétude grandit ŕ Bâle et r >>>


      CALMY–REY SERA AUDITIONNÉE SUR LA DDC
      Le Temps, 22-01-2007
     DIFFEREND. Walter Fust dans le collimateur des parlementaires. La lecture de ce texte (2262 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      CHANGÉE UN PEU, BEAUCOUP, PAS FORCÉMENT
      Le Temps, 22-01-2007
     Martina Hingis apprécie le retour au tennis apr';s une pause de trois ans. «Pour profiter de chaque instant et partir sans regret». Photo: Keystone TENNIS. En Australie, oů elle est tr';s populaire, Martina Hingis affrontait cette nuit le phénom';ne chinois Na Li, apr';s av >>>


      CINÉMA SUISSE: 24 RISQUES PAR SECONDE ET 10% DE PART DE MARCHÉ
      Le Temps, 22-01-2007
     Nicolas Bideau terrorise les cinéastes ECLAIRAGES Le Temps I Article Cinéma suisse: 24 risques par seconde et 10% de part de marché Nicolas Bideau, chef de la section cinéma ŕ l‘Office fédéral de la culture, se réjouit du bilan tr';s positif pour le cinéma suiss >>>


      COMME UN LUNDI: CHRISTINE EGERSZEGI
      Le Temps, 22-01-2007
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      CŚUR D‘OLIVIER
      Le Temps, 22-01-2007
     DESIGN. Apr';s la mode de la cuisine méditerranéenne ŕ l‘huile d‘olive et apr';s la vogue des oliviers cultivés sur son balcon, les objets taillés dans ce bois précieux devraient séduire les bobos. On parie?

Albertine Bourget, Collaboration: Sté >>>


      DES VAGUES EN TERRES INDIENNES
      Le Temps, 22-01-2007
     CINEMA. «Apocalypto» provoque des polémiques en Amérique latine. Frédéric Faux, Mexico Lundi 22 janvier 2007 «Raciste», «violent», «une insulte pour les Mayas». Alors qu‘il est déjŕ disponible en DVD pirates de Mexico ŕ San Salvador >>>


      DÉJEUNER AVEC LÉONARD BENDER. EN CROISADE DE MOUDON Ŕ LA PORTE DE VERSAILLES
      Le Temps, 22-01-2007
     CAMPAGNE. Le vice–président du PRD, Léonard Bender, a assisté au sacre de Nicolas Sarkozy ŕ Paris et bat la campagne en Suisse.

Bernard Wuthrich Lundi 22 janvier 2007 «C‘est comme un mélomane qui s‘offre un concert ŕ la Scala de Milan.» Pour Léona >>>


      EN AFGHANISTAN, LES TALIBANS OUVRENT Ŕ NOUVEAU DES ÉCOLES
      Le Temps, 22-01-2007
     ASIE CENTRALE. Les fondamentalistes afghans, épaulés par des éléments d‘Al–Qaida, ont désormais intégré les méthodes terroristes irakiennes.

Eric de Lavar';ne, envoyé spécial ŕ Kaboul Lundi 22 janvier 2007 Gereshk, bourg poussiéreux >>>


      EN ITALIE, LA LIGUE DU NORD ORGANISE DES RONDES SÉCURITAIRES
      Le Temps, 22-01-2007
     ITALIE. Pr';s de Trévise, le parti xénophobe recrute des volontaires contre l‘«insécurité».

Eric Jozsef, envoyé spécial ŕ Chiarano Lundi 22 janvier 2007 «Je dois pouvoir dormir tranquillement...» Patron d‘une petite entreprise de m&# >>>


      FONDS DE PLACEMENT. QUESTION Ŕ DAVID LOGGIA. «ACTELION PRÉSENTE DE RARES QUALITÉS POUR UNE BIOTECH»
      Le Temps, 22-01-2007
     Question ŕ David Loggia, gérant de l‘Euro–Investissement. Angélique Mounier–Kuhn Lundi 22 janvier 2007 David Loggia, Australien, a rejoint Carmignac Gestion en 2003. Apr';s avoir débuté comme analyste Europe et les mati';res premi';res, il y g';r >>>


      FRIBOURG REDOUBLE D‘EFFORTS POUR LES ÉLČVES INADAPTÉS
      Le Temps, 22-01-2007
     FRIBOURG. Le canton a mis en place un concept de classes relais pour les jeunes présentant de grandes difficultés comportementales. Avec l‘ambition de les réintégrer dans le cursus ordinaire.

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      HILLARY CLINTON, CANDIDATE Ŕ LA PRÉSIDENCE
      Le Temps, 22-01-2007
     En plus de son expérience politique ŕ la Maison–Blanche, Hillary Clinton pourrait compter sur le vote des femmes, des Afro–Américains et des jeunes.

Photo: Keystone ETATS–UNIS. La sénatrice et ex–premi';re dame du pays s‘est officiellement déclar >>>


      HILLARY CLINTON, UNE FEMME Ŕ LA CONQUĘTE DES ETATS–UNIS
      Le Temps, 22-01-2007
     UNE Le Temps I Article Hillary Clinton, une femme ŕ la conquęte des Etats–Unis CANDIDATURE. Les chances de l‘ancienne premi';re dame sont grandes.

Le Temps Lundi 22 janvier 2007 «I‘m in». «J‘y vais». C‘est par ces mots et sur son site inter >>>


      JOSÉ BOVÉ PRĘT Ŕ SE LANCER DANS LA PRÉSIDENTIELLE
      Le Temps, 22-01-2007
     FRANCE. Le leader altermondialiste annoncera le 1er février sa candidature ŕ l‘élection.

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      L‘AGENDA DE LA SEMAINE
      Le Temps, 22-01-2007
     Le Temps Lundi 22 janvier 2007 Lundi 22 janvier • Bülach (ZH): suite du proc';s Swissair (toute la semaine) • Neuchâtel: l‘OFS publie l‘indice des prix ŕ la production et ŕ l‘importation (décembre et année 2006) • Schaffhouse: résultats 2006 de la Banque canto >>>


      L‘AVIS DE L‘EXPERT. HÉRITIER FRAPPÉ D‘INDIGNITÉ TESTAMENTAIRE
      Le Temps, 22-01-2007
     SUCCESSIONS. Un testament peut ętre déclaré nul si le testateur était sous influence.

Etienne Jeandin, Notaire ŕ Gen';ve Lundi 22 janvier 2007 Certains testaments font l‘objet de contestations devant les tribunaux lors du déc';s de leur auteur. Ces contestatio >>>


      LA VIOLENCE ENTRE JEUNES PRÉOCCUPE LES SUISSES
      Le Temps, 22-01-2007
     Cśur d‘olivier Comme un lundi: Christine Egerszegi Men only (5/5). Coups d‘épaule SOCIETE Le Temps I Article La violence entre jeunes préoccupe les Suisses SONDAGE. Solution prônée par 8'% des gens interrogés: augmenter les places d‘apprentissage.

Stéphan >>>


      LE BONHEUR DE DÉCOUVRIR SON FRČRE CACHÉ
      Le Temps, 22-01-2007
     FAMILLE. Le cél';bre écrivain anglais Ian McEwan a été retrouvé par son grand fr';re, que leur m';re avait abandonné pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale.

Récit d‘une histoire familiale rocambolesque. Eric Albert, Londres Lundi 22 janvier 2007 Ian M >>>


      LE PDC FAIT BLOC DERRIČRE SA «DORIS NATIONALE»
      Le Temps, 22-01-2007
     CAMPAGNE. En vue des élections fédérales, Doris Leuthard est plus que jamais l‘icône du parti.

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      LE PÉTROLE S‘EFFONDRE: ÉCLATEMENT DE LA BULLE SPÉCULATIVE OU CORRECTION DE COURTE DURÉE?
      Le Temps, 22-01-2007
     MATIERES PREMIERES. Les investisseurs échaudés se pressent vers la sortie oů les hedge funds sont en embuscade.

Jean–Louis Richard Lundi 22 janvier 2007 L‘été dernier, Mohab Kamel ne comprenait plus le marché du pétrole. Ce trader en produits pétroliers chez K >>>


      LE SCANDALE DE L‘OMM REBONDIT
      Le Temps, 22-01-2007
     ONU. La direction de l‘agence onusienne aurait été impliquée dans les détournements de fonds.

Jean–Louis Richard Lundi 22 janvier 2007 Jusqu‘ŕ présent, les détournements de quelque 4,3 millions de francs découverts en 2005 ŕ l‘Organisation m&# >>>


      LES ORPHELINS DE LA GRANDE SERBIE
      Le Temps, 22-01-2007
     Les Serbes choisissaient hier entre démocrates pro–européens et nationalistes eurosceptiques lors d‘élections législatives cruciales. Reportage dans un camp de réfugiés, entre amertume et désillusion.

Christophe Châtelot, envoyé spécial ŕ Krnajc >>>


      LES RADICAUX PROPOSENT DE SUPPRIMER L‘IMPÔT FÉDÉRAL DIRECT ET DE LE COMPENSER PAR LA TVA
      Le Temps, 22-01-2007
     FISCALITE. Réunis en assemblée, les délégués radicaux ont accepté une proposition de la section genevoise. Sous l‘impulsion de Pierre Maudet, celle–ci souhaite se débarrasser d‘un impôt qui pénalise surtout la classe moyenne.

Ron Hochuli Lundi 22 ja >>>


      MEN ONLY (5/5). COUPS D‘ÉPAULE
      Le Temps, 22-01-2007
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      MUSIQUE ET INTERNET, LE NOUVEL '4;GE
      Le Temps, 22-01-2007
     • Au Midem de Cannes, le secteur se félicite des formidables progr';s du téléchargement payant. Mais il en faudrait davantage...

Olivier Horner, Cannes Lundi 22 janvier 2007 «A terme, la musique sera gratuite. Les revenus de l‘industrie musicale ne proviendront plus de la vent >>>


      NICOLAS BIDEAU TERRORISE LES CINÉASTES
      Le Temps, 22-01-2007
     Alain Tanner, auteur de 20 films de «Charles mort ou vif» (1'6') ŕ «Paul s‘en va» (2004), analysait, fin septembre, un an de régime Nicolas Bideau devant des étudiants en journalisme.

Alain Tanner Lundi 22 janvier 2007 Il n‘y a pas la place pour cinquan >>>


      PLACEMENTS. DU NOUVEAU DANS LA FINANCE. LES ÉCHANGES NE CESSENT DE CROÎTRE SUR LE MARCHÉ DU CARBONE
      Le Temps, 22-01-2007
     Fonds placement Marchés Economie Carri';res Sortir Samedi culturel Disques Livres Sciences Multimédia Dossiers Blogs Forums Archives Galeries de photos Revue de presse Newsletters Hors–séries Edition RSS Edition PDF Edition ePaper Espace abonnés Boutique Events SMSAnnonces WebAdresses P >>>


      PLACEMENTS. UN SECTEUR SOUS LA LOUPE. VACCINS EN PROGRČS
      Le Temps, 22-01-2007
     Un secteur sous la loupe. Pascale Boyer Barresi, Analyste Pharmacie CFA. Bordier & Cie Lundi 22 janvier 2007 Les vaccins sont l‘outil de prévention médicale par excellence. Hautement efficaces, ils ont permis l‘éradication de plusieurs maladies mais aussi protégé la population d& >>>


      PLÉTHORE DE GÉANTS
      Le Temps, 22-01-2007
     Editorial. Luis Lema Lundi 22 janvier 2007 La derni';re fois qu‘ils étaient si nombreux, c‘était en 1'88. Mais, ŕ l‘époque, on avait appelé «les sept nains» (en réalité, ils étaient davantage encore) les démocrates qui entendaient bar >>>


      PROCČS SWISSAIR: OŮ EST LA JUSTICE?
      Le Temps, 22-01-2007
     Alain Reymond, Lausanne Lundi 22 janvier 2007 Le proc';s Swissair nous rappelle qu‘il y a une justice dans notre pays.

Ceci dit, il est nécessaire de se poser une question essentielle: existe–t–il une justice véritable, que l‘on pourrait qualifier de «juste» >>>


      PROCČS SWISSAIR: «LA JUSTICE EN SUISSE EST ARCHAĎQUE», ACCUSE PAOLO BERNASCONI
      Le Temps, 22-01-2007
     «Vous ne sauvez pas une entreprise avec des procédures pénales» Mario Corti et Philippe Bruggisser d';s lundi Ce qu‘ils attendent du proc';s «du si';cle» ECONOMIE Le Temps I Economie I Article Proc';s Swissair: «La justice en Suisse est archa& >>>


      UN PAVÉ DANS LA MARE DE LA BONNE CONSCIENCE SUISSE
      Le Temps, 22-01-2007
     Multimédia Dossiers Blogs Forums Archives Galeries de photos Revue de presse Newsletters Hors–séries Edition RSS Edition PDF Edition ePaper Espace abonnés Boutique Events SMSAnnonces WebAdresses Publicité Voyages Rencontres Présentation Visite Contacts Sommaire COURRIER DES LECTEURS Un pav >>>


      UNE PISTE POUR LES ENSEIGNANTS AU CHÔMAGE
      Le Temps, 22-01-2007
     NEUCHATEL. Une institutrice alémanique fait ses gammes ŕ La Chaux–de–Fonds. Pierre–Emmanuel Buss Lundi 22 janvier 2007 «Wann hat Pamela Geburstag?» Dans la classe, une dizaine de mains se l';vent avec entrain. Les réponses se succ';dent, dans un joyeux brouhah >>>


      ZAPPROPOS. MONTS (DAVOSIENS) ET MERVEILLES POUR TOUS LES ENFANTS DE LA TÉLÉ
      Le Temps, 22-01-2007
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      «LE MORAL DES TROUPES EST AU BEAU FIXE, JE N‘IMAGINE PAS DES MONDIAUX SANS MÉDAILLE»
      Le Temps, 22-01-2007
     SKI ALPIN. A moins de deux semaines du début des championnats du monde ŕ Are, et alors que la Suisse pointe ŕ la deuxi';me place du classement des nations, Patrice Morisod, entraîneur du groupe vitesse de l‘équipe masculine, dresse l‘état des lieux.

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      «LES CINÉASTES VIVENT UNE GRANDE INCERTITUDE»
      Le Temps, 22-01-2007
     Ivo Kummer, directeur des 42e Journées de Soleure: «Nicolas Bideau doit laisser les créateurs s´exprimer». Photo: Keystone FESTIVAL. Ivo Kummer ouvre ce soir les Journées du cinéma suisse de Soleure qu‘il dirige depuis dix–sept ans. Douze mois apr';s avoir critiqué la po >>>


      «NOUS SOMMES TOUS DES ARMÉNIENS»
      Le Temps, 22-01-2007
     TURQUIE. La presse turque condamne l‘assassinat de Hrant Dink, dont le meurtrier a été arręté.

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      ACC TO BUILD TALLEST TOWER IN ABU DHABI
      Arab News, 22-01-2007
     Walid Mazi, Arab News DUBAI, 22 January 2007 — Abu Dhabi–based Sorouh Real Estate has awarded a $545–million contract to UAE–Lebanese joint venture to build the tallest tower in the country’s capital, a London–based weekly reported.

The Arabian Construction Company (ACC) will build the 3 >>>


      BUSINESS LICENSES ISSUED BY DUBAI UP 11% IN 2006
      Arab News, 22-01-2007
     Walid Mazi, Arab News DUBAI, 22 January 2007 — The Business Registration Division at Dubai’s Department of Economic Development (DED) issued 13,170 licenses for several types of businesses in the emirate in 2006, an increase of 11 percent from over 11,865 licenses in 2005.

The licenses were issued in five categ >>>


      GLOBAL ECONOMY LOSING STEAM
      Arab News, 22-01-2007
     Khan H. Zahid RIYADH, 22 January 2007 — As we look ahead, geopolitical risks that were paramount in 2006, seem to have given way to economic and financial risks as key uncertainties for the global economy. The main evidence of this is oil prices, which, unlike last year, have continued to fall this year, despite rising >>>


      HIGH–PROFILE PERSONALITIES IN SAUDI DELEGATION TO WEF
      Arab News, 22-01-2007
     Siraj Wahab, Arab News JEDDAH, 22 January 2007 — Saudi Arabia will be represented at the five–day annual World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland by a number of high–profile government and business leaders, academics and media personalities.

According to a preliminary list of participants >>>


      LONDON BECOMING ISLAMIC BANKING HUB
      Arab News, 22-01-2007
     Mushtak Parker, Arab News LONDON, 22 January 2007 — Two landmark financing facilities closed here last week based on the Murabaha (cost–plus financing) and Musharaka (equity participation) contracts, another sign of the continuing importance of London as one of the premier international centers for structuring and >>>


      MASHREQBANK LOWER TIER II OVERBOOKED
      Arab News, 22-01-2007
     Arab News DUBAI, 22 January 2007 — Mashreqbank launched and priced its inaugural $500 million subordinated Lower Tier II transaction recently marking the first transaction from the region in 2007. The transaction achieved top–class distribution in terms of geographic diversification, quantity and quality of invest >>>


      PROFITABLE BUY SIGNALS FOR INVESTORS IN 2007
      Arab News, 22-01-2007
     Mohammed Habeebulla In Saudi Arabia in the present circumstances, it may be difficult for investors but globally you couldn’t have asked for a better «buy» signal now. This year, a group of the most powerful investors in the world announced their intention to make one of the market’s most ignored sectors the >>>


      SABIC POSTS RECORD SR20.3BN NET PROFIT
      Arab News, 22-01-2007
     Khalil Hanware, Arab News JEDDAH, 22 January 2007 — The Saudi Basic Industries Corp. (SABIC) announced yesterday that it made a record net profit of SR20.3 billion in 2006 compared to SR1'.2 billion in the previous year, registering a six percent increase.

«This is the highest profit achieved by the c >>>


      SAGIA, CITC SIGN MOU
      Arab News, 22-01-2007
     M. Ghazanfar Ali Khan, Arab News RIYADH, 22 January 2007 — Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA) and Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) here yesterday to improve competitiveness indicators of the IT and telecommunications sector in line wit >>>


      UK TRADE DELEGATION TAKES TO THE RAILS
      Arab News, 22-01-2007
     Molouk Y. Ba–Isa, Arab News DAMMAM, 22 January 2007 — All aboard! The UK’s first Railway Sector Mission to Saudi Arabia is underway through Tuesday. The Mission was arranged by UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) in association with the Railway Industry Association (RIA). The 18 members of the trade delegation includ >>>


      A WEDDING IN THE MONTH OF MUHARRAM
      Arab News, 22-01-2007
     Adil Salahi, Arab News Q. Could you please explain whether any function, particularly weddings, could be held in the month of Muharram?

M. Khalid, Amsterdam A. Some people hold a notion that it is not permissible to arrange a marriage or make a marriage contract in the month of Muharram, particularly its first >>>


      ISLAMIC ADVOCACY IN PRACTICE — '2: A PROFITABLE DEAL
      Arab News, 22-01-2007
     Adil Salahi, Arab News When the Prophet (peace be upon him) told his companions in Makkah to immigrate to Madinah, it did not take them long to leave. Indeed they started immediately, leaving in small groups or individually so that the Quraysh would not be alerted to their plan. Within a few weeks the only ones left in >>>


      ARTIFICIAL RAINS PROJECT TO ADDRESS WATER SHORTAGE
      Arab News, 22-01-2007
     P.K. Abdul Ghafour, Arab News JEDDAH, 22 January 2007 — Saudi Arabia will expand its artificial rain program to cover all parts of the country in order to meet growing need for water for its increasing population as well as for agricultural and industrial purposes, according to Dr. Ahmed Ashour, the program’s general su >>>


      IQAMA FORGERY RING BUSTED IN MAKKAH
      Arab News, 22-01-2007
     Zainy Abbas, Arab News MAKKAH, 22 January 2007 — The anti–forgery division of the Passport Department arrested yesterday an Ethiopian man who was allegedly involved in the forgery of iqamas (resident permits). The man used forged stamps of the passport and police departments.

The arrest followed a tip&nda >>>


      KINGDOM TO STUDY NATO PROPOSAL
      Arab News, 22-01-2007
     Raid Qusti, Arab News Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al–Faisal, right, and NATO’s Deputy Secretary–General Alessandro Minuto Rizo at the symposium in Riyadh on Sunday. (AN photo by Ahmed Fathi)

RIYADH, 22 January 2007 — Saudi Arabia yesterday said it would study a NATO proposal to join four other GCC >>>


      LITERARY CLUB TO STAGE DRAMA ON WEDNESDAY
      Arab News, 22-01-2007
     Ebtihal Mubarak, Arab News JEDDAH, 22 January 2007 — On Wednesday, for the first time since its founding, the Jeddah Literary Club will allow a group of actors to perform a play on its premises. The play «When Is Spring Coming?» is a production by the Jeddah Drama Group of the Saudi Society of Arts and Cultu >>>


      MAHA AKEEL JOINS OIC MAGAZINE
      Arab News, 22-01-2007
     Arab News JEDDAH, 22 January 2007 — Maha Akeel has been appointed managing editor of The Journal, an English magazine to be published by the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC). She is the first Saudi woman journalist to hold such a post.

Maha, who has worked for Arab News as a reporter for five years, >>>


      MORAL POLICE ARREST BOGUS FAITH HEALER
      Arab News, 22-01-2007
     Zainy Abbas, Arab News MAKKAH, 22 January 2007 — Members of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice in Makkah have arrested an Arab resident who treated patients without a license and claimed that he could heal people using Qur’an.

He said that he could cure infertility and charged peo >>>


      SAUDI–PAK TALKS FOCUS ON ME
      Arab News, 22-01-2007
     Mohammed Rasooldeen, Arab News Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah confers the King Abdul Aziz Medallion, the Kingdom’s top honor, on Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf during a ceremony at his palace in Riyadh on Sunday. (SPA)

RIYADH, 22 January 2007 — Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King >>>


      6 FILIPINO HOSTAGES IN NIGERIA ARE SEAMEN, NOT OIL FIELD WORKERS: MANILA
      Arab News, 22-01-2007
     Julie Javellana–Santos, Arab News MANILA, 22 January 2007 — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) yesterday said the six Filipinos who were kidnapped in Nigeria on Saturday are crewmembers of a German–operated cargo ship, and that they have not been harmed.

Earlier reports said the victims worked >>>


      BAD DAY FOR US TROOPS IN IRAQ
      Arab News, 22-01-2007
     Agencies BAGHDAD, 22 January 2007 — Ten US soldiers were killed in two separate attacks in Iraq on Saturday, the US military said yesterday.

Five soldiers were killed in a gunbattle with militiamen wearing US and Iraqi military uniforms who stormed a security meeting in the southern city of Kerbala. And in the >>>


      BANGLADESH POLL PANEL CHIEF QUITS
      Arab News, 22-01-2007
     Imran Rahman & Agencies DHAKA, 22 January 2007 — Bangladesh’s Chief Election Commissioner Justice M.A. Aziz stepped down yesterday to avert further political unrest as the election panel issued official notification canceling the polls scheduled for Jan. 22.

Aziz, who had been on leave since Nov. 23 amid a >>>


      BUILDER ANNOUNCES RELIEF PACKAGE FOR DUBAI BLAZE VICTIMS
      Arab News, 22-01-2007
     K.T. Abdurabb, Arab News DUBAI, 22 January 2007 — Fortune Investment Group yesterday announced an ex gratia relief package and incentives to those affected by the blaze at their tower near Jebel Ali last Thursday.

The inferno killed four people and injured 57, most of them low–paid Asian workers.

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      FILIPINO MOM IS QATAR DUTY FREE RAFFLE DRAW’S 1ST MILLIONAIRE
      Arab News, 22-01-2007
     Arab News DOHA, Qatar, 22 January 2007 — A mother from the Philippines joined the elite club of Filipino millionaires after receiving Qatar Duty Free’s first ever $1 million raffle draw prize over the weekend, the Qatari agency said yesterday.

Otessa Carbonell Schiapparelli, a mother of an 11–year–o >>>


      KASHMIRI GROUPS CONDEMN MIRWAIZ STATEMENT
      Arab News, 22-01-2007
     Mukhtar Ahmad, Arab News SRINAGAR, India, 22 January 2007 — The United Jihad Council (UJC), a conglomerate militant groups based in Azad Kashmir, has condemned the moderate All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq’s call for an end to the armed struggle in Kashmir and pledged «to contin >>>


      PROPERTY OF NRIS ‘NOT SAFE IN INDIA’
      Arab News, 22-01-2007
     Javid Hassan, Arab News RIYADH, 22 January 2007 — While the Indian government has been attracting millions of dollars in investments from non–resident Indians (NRIs), there are no iron–clad regulations in place to safeguard their interests, say NRIs from the Kingdom.

An Indian expatriate from the so >>>


      SINGAPORE FIRM TO INVEST $550M IN GWADAR PORT
      Arab News, 22-01-2007
     Azhar Masood, Arab News ISLAMABAD, 22 January 2007 — The Gwadar Port Implementation Authority (GPIA) and the Port of Singapore Authority have finalized terms of an agreement under which PSA will invest $550 million in five years to make the port functional and expand its infrastructure.

Pakistan government last >>>


      SIX MNLF FIGHTERS CAPTURED IN CLASH IN S. PHILIPPINES
      Arab News, 22-01-2007
     Al Jacinto, Arab News ZAMBOANGA CITY, 22 January 2007 — Followers of detained Muslim leader Nur Misuari ambushed a military convoy, wounding seven soldiers battling Abu Sayyaf militants in the southern Philippines, a regional army spokesman said yesterday.

Six of the attackers, who are members of the Moro Natio >>>


      A COMEBACK, BUT NO MIRACLE
      Washington Post, 22-01-2007
     By Peter WhoriskeyWashington Post Staff WriterMonday, January 22, 2007; A03 NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 21 –– Who dat? Who dat?

This struggling city needs many things more than a pro football championship. But on Sunday afternoon, around televisions in FEMA trailers, in bars in deserted neighborhoods, in home >>>


      ANTI–MISSILE SHIELD NOT AIMED AT RUSSIA – U.S.
      Washington Post, 22-01-2007
     WARSAW (Reuters) – The placing of a U.S. anti–missile system on Polish and Czech soil would strengthen Europe‘s defense against a rogue nuclear attack, a senior U.S. official was quoted on Monday as saying.

Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Fried told the Polish daily Rzeczpospolita that Rus >>>


      CLINTON CONFIDENT IN HER 2008 PROSPECTS
      Washington Post, 22-01-2007
     NEW YORK –– Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton expressed confidence Sunday in her presidential prospects and said she awaits a spirited contest for the 2008 Democratic nomination.

"I‘m looking forward to it. It‘ll be a great contest with a lot of talented people and I‘m very confiden >>>


      CLINTON CONFIDENT IN HER 2008 PROSPECTS
      Washington Post, 22-01-2007
     NEW YORK –– Starting her first full week as a presidential contender, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton expressed confidence she can win the 2008 Democratic nomination.

Clinton, speaking publicly for the first time since declaring her candidacy on her Web site, said Sunday she decided to run after doing a >>>


      CO–PILOT LANDS FLIGHT AS PILOT DIES
      Washington Post, 22-01-2007
     McALLEN, Texas –– The pilot of a Continental Airlines flight became ill after takeoff and was later pronounced dead after the plane made an emergency landing, a company spokeswoman said.

The 210 passengers on Saturday‘s flight, which departed from Houston, were never in danger and the co&ndash >>>


      COLORADO BUFFETED BY SNOWSTORM
      Washington Post, 22-01-2007
     DENVER, Jan. 21 –– The latest in a series of winter storms battered Colorado on Sunday, dumping several inches of snow and whipping up strong wind that created whiteout conditions on the state‘s eastern plains.

Officials closed a long stretch of Interstate 70, from near Denver International Ai >>>


      EMBRY–RIDDLE BATTERED, BUT FLYING AGAIN
      Washington Post, 22-01-2007
     DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. –– Sitting on the storm–weary Atlantic Coast, Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University was prepared for hurricanes.

But the school, home to one of the nation‘s top flight and engineering programs, was not ready for the roughly 120 mph winds of a tornado that tore th >>>


      EX–CHURCH OFFICIAL GUILTY IN PORN CASE
      Washington Post, 22-01-2007
     AM BRIDGEPORT, Conn. –– The former music director of a church where former President Bush once worshipped pleaded guilty on Monday to possessing child pornography.

Robert F. Tate, 64, of Greenwich, admitted possessing between 150 and 300 pornographic images of children, some engaging in sexually exp >>>


      FBI FAULTED IN FOLEY INVESTIGATION, REPORT FINDS
      Washington Post, 22-01-2007
     PM The FBI erred by failing to notify anyone in the House of Representatives about questionable e–mails sent to a former page by former Florida Republican lawmaker Mark Foley, according to a new report released today.

The review by Justice Department Inspector General Glenn A. Fine also found that FBI and >>>


      FDA PROPOSAL ALLOWS GLUTEN–FREE LABEL
      Washington Post, 22-01-2007
     WASHINGTON –– Foods made without a protein found in wheat, rye and barley could be labeled gluten–free under a proposed rule released Monday by federal health officials.

The proposal would allow companies to voluntarily flag foods without the cereal protein, which can cause inflammation of the >>>


      FLORIDA LAWMAKERS POISED TO PASS INSURANCE FIX
      Washington Post, 22-01-2007
     TALLAHASSEE, Florida (Reuters) – Florida lawmakers were set to approve reforms on Monday to reduce skyrocketing state property insurance rates by doubling Florida‘s financial exposure to catastrophic hurricane losses.

Following severe rate hikes after eight big storms in 2004 and 2005, Florida offic >>>


      GINGRICH: 2008 RUN WOULD BE LAST RESORT
      Washington Post, 22-01-2007
     WASHINGTON –– First, Newt Gingrich said he would run for president in 2008 only if no other Republican emerged as a clear front–runner. Now, the former House speaker says he will run only as a "last resort." His assessment came in response to a question by Chris Wallace, host of "Fox New >>>


      HILLARY CLINTON‘S LIFE PIVOTS ONCE MORE
      Washington Post, 22-01-2007
     WASHINGTON –– The extraordinary life and adventures of Hillary Rodham Clinton began with an utterly ordinary childhood in the middle of the country, in the middle of the century, in the house at the corner of Wisner and Elm.

Hers was an Ozzie and Harriet youth of dodge ball, baby–sitting and b >>>


      HOUSE DELEGATES MAY GET SOME VOTING RIGHTS
      Washington Post, 22-01-2007
     WASHINGTON –– When the bells ring announcing a vote, 435 members of the House stream out of their hearings and offices and head for the House floor.

Five others, banned from voting, seldom bother. That would change if the new Democratic majority succeeds in changing the rules this week to give parti >>>


      KIDNAP SUSPECT DREADS FACING HIS PARENTS
      Washington Post, 22-01-2007
     Associated PressMonday, January 22, 2007; A04 NEW YORK, Jan. 21 –– The man accused of kidnapping two Missouri boys and holding one of them for four years told a newspaper that life was good for him during that period.

Michael J. Devlin, 41, said his own parents, who live nearby, have not visited him >>>


      LIBBY TRIAL JURY SELECTION NEARS END
      Washington Post, 22-01-2007
     WASHINGTON –– Jurors in the CIA leak trial will be drawn from a pool that includes two men with advanced degrees from MIT, several retirees, an art historian, an opera singer and a number of people who have strong opinions about the Bush administration‘s war policies.

After nearly four days of >>>


      MILITARY SURPLUS PARTS ILLEGALLY FIND THEIR WAY TO IRAN, U.S. OFFICIALS SAY
      Washington Post, 22-01-2007
     Fighter–jet parts and other sensitive U.S. military gear seized from front companies for Iran and brokers for China have been traced in criminal cases to a surprising source: the Pentagon.

In one case, federal investigators said, contraband purchased in Defense Department surplus auctions was delivered to >>>


      N.M. GOVERNOR ENTERS WHITE HOUSE RACE
      Washington Post, 22-01-2007
     WASHINGTON –– Democrat Bill Richardson took the first step Sunday toward a bid to become the first Hispanic president, saying the country needs his extensive experience as a governor, cabinet secretary and ambassador.

The 5'–year–old New Mexico governor announced in a video posted on >>>


      NATION IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 22-01-2007
     Inmates Living Longer Than Overall Population Inmates at state prisons, particularly African Americans, are living longer on average than people on the outside, the government said yesterday.

The inmates are dying at an average yearly rate of 250 per 100,000, according to the latest figures that prison official >>>


      NEW HOUSE SPEAKER SHOWS SHE‘S BOSS
      Washington Post, 22-01-2007
     WASHINGTON –– Sworn in just over two weeks ago as the first female speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi wasted no time showing who‘s boss.

The California Democrat rammed six major bills through the House at breakneck speed, stomped out smoking privileges near the House floor, partially sidelined >>>



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