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      BMW SALES HIT RECORD IN GCC
      Arab News, 28-01-2007
     Arab News DUBAI, 28 January 2007 — BMW Group Middle East has announced record sales in the GCC countries with 11,250 units, the highest ever volume achieved in the Gulf region. The boost in sales was led by AGMC’s double digit growth, Dubai and northern Emirates’ exclusive importer for BMW, MINI and Rolls–Royce, w >>>


      BSF’S NET INCOME JUMPS 36 PERCENT TO SR3 BILLION
      Arab News, 28-01-2007
     Arab News RIYADH, 28 January 2007 — Banque Saudi Fransi (BSF) has recorded net income of SR3.01 billion for the year ended Dec. 31, 2006. This represents an increase of 35.7 percent over the SR2.22 billion earned in 2005. Earnings per share increased to SR8.'1 compared to SR6.56 for the previous year.

The b >>>


      CEOS FACE NEW CHALLENGES IN 21ST CENTURY
      Arab News, 28-01-2007
     Siraj Wahab, Arab News Bill Gates, chairman of Microsoft, front left, is projected on a large screen, as he addresses a plenary session on Web 2.0, during the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Saturday. (EPA)

DAVOS, 28 January 2007 — CEOs of the world’s largest corporations are facing new variables >>>


      EFFAT COLLEGE AMONG JEF PLANNERS
      Arab News, 28-01-2007
     Lulwa Shalhoub, Arab News JEDDAH, 28 January 2007 — Effat College announced yesterday that it is once again among the strategic planners of the Jeddah Economic Forum (JEF) which will take place at the Jeddah Hilton Hotel from Feb. 24–27. Volunteers from the college and other educational institutions will be respon >>>


      JCCI SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH SADAKA OFFICE
      Arab News, 28-01-2007
     Lulwa Shalhoub, Arab News JEDDAH, 28 January 2007 — Saud Ounallah, assistant chairman of Jeddah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (JCCI), signed an agreement with Hussam Sadaka, director of the Sadaka Office for Financial and Legal Consultations, in order to organize the procedures of collecting Zakah (compulsory Islam >>>


      KINGDOM TO FETCH SR15BN FROM 3RD MOBILE LICENSE
      Arab News, 28-01-2007
     P.K. Abdul Ghafour, Arab News JEDDAH, 28 January 2007 — Eight Asian, European and African companies are competing to win the Kingdom’s third mobile license, which is expected to fetch SR15 billion ($4 billion) to state coffers, informed sources in the telecom market said.

The sources said the arrival of the new >>>


      MIDDLE EAST DISTRICT COOLING INVESTMENT MAY HIT $30BN
      Arab News, 28-01-2007
     Walid Mazi, Arab News DUBAI, 28 January 2007 — Investment in the Middle East district cooling sector will range from $10–$30 billion over the next 10 years, according to an estimate by the US–headquartered International District Energy Association (IDEA).

The association also estimated that the rapi >>>


      NATIONAL ARBITRATION CENTER TO BE ESTABLISHED IN RIYADH
      Arab News, 28-01-2007
     Faiz Al–Mazrouei, Arab News DAMMAM, 28 January 2007 — A national arbitration center with branches in various regions of the Kingdom will be established in Riyadh shortly, according to a top official in the area of arbitration.

«The national arbitration center is the need of the time particularly aft >>>


      PALESTINE ECONOMY HINGES ON MOBILITY
      Arab News, 28-01-2007
     Liam Bailey LONDON, 28 January 2007 — The Palestinian Authority (PA) economy has never been allowed to expand as it should. In Gaza, restricted land access, strict internal and external security measures and high population density have put the fragile economy under pressure. In the West Bank, the same type of security >>>


      PROMISE OF GOOD FORTUNE ENDS IN GRAVE MISFORTUNE
      Arab News, 28-01-2007
     Gopal Sutar, Arab News RIYADH, 28 January 2007 — Indian police in the southern states of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka have destroyed yet another employment racket victimizing poor and illiterate job seekers keen to make it either to Saudi Arabia or the United Arab Emirates.

One person is in police custody in Belgau >>>


      SAUDI–BAHRAINI BRIDGE OPEN FOR TRUCK SERVICES ON FRIDAYS
      Arab News, 28-01-2007
     Faiz Al–Mazrouei, Arab News DAMMAM, 28 January 2007 — Studies are under way to introduce two more lanes for truck traffic on the King Fahd Causeway that links Bahrain to Saudi Arabia to facilitate increased bilateral trade, a joint meeting of the customs officials held in Bahrain recently said. The meeting discuss >>>


      WHAT’S IN A PRICE?
      Arab News, 28-01-2007
     Sarah Abdullah, Arab News JEDDAH, 28 January 2007 — Consider this scenario: You’re thrilled with your new plasma television set and the price you paid. Then you gloat over it until your consumer–satisfaction bubble bursts after learning that your neighbor has the same television hanging on his wall for which he pa >>>


      MAN’S VACILLATING CONDITIONS
      Arab News, 28-01-2007
     Commentary by Sayyid Qutb In the name of God, the Lord of Grace, the Most Merciful When harm touches people they call out to their Lord for help, turning to Him in repentance. But when He gives them a taste of His grace, some of them associate partners with their Lord, (as if) to show their ingratitude for what We have >>>


      PRIORITY FOR THE FULFILLMENT OF DUTY AND RELIGIOUS OBLIGATIONS
      Arab News, 28-01-2007
     Adil Salahi, Arab News Q.1. I am a medical doctor working in a hospital. Some workers often complain about the unequal division of work, which sees some members of staff overworked, while others having much free time. Some have spoken of lodging an official complaint. On the other hand, in my position, some of my relati >>>


      WITHHOLDING GOOD NEWS
      Arab News, 28-01-2007
     Adil Salahi, Arab News Some people tend to stress the element of punishment for sin, citing in particular whatever they heard of the horrors of hell and how those who meet that fate will suffer. Islam is more about forgiveness and the grace God bestows on His servants. He states in the Qur’an: «God forgives all si >>>


      ‘I AM PROUD OF BEING A WAITER’
      Arab News, 28-01-2007
     Ali Al–Zahrani, Arab News «Saudis who look down on other Saudis doing jobs meant for guest workers should recognize the importance of respecting those willing to work,» says Abdul Rahman Al–Khabrani. (AN photo)

RIYADH — In many countries, the idea of a citizen working as a waiter is not >>>


      5,000 MORE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR HIGHER STUDIES ABROAD
      Arab News, 28-01-2007
     Javid Hassan, Arab News RIYADH, 28 January 2007 — As many as 5,000 young Saudis will be sent abroad for postgraduate and undergraduate studies this year under the King Abdullah Scholarship Program, according to Deputy Minister of Higher Education Abdullah Al–Mojel.

Seventy percent of the scholarships will >>>


      FAMILY RESCUED FROM DESERT ROMP
      Arab News, 28-01-2007
     Arab News QUNFUDAH, 28 January 2007 — A Civil Defense rescue team on Thursday saved a family that had lost its way in the desert while picnicking. Mild weather and a recent rainfall encouraged the family to take an off–the–beaten path back from performing Umrah. But they eventually got lost in the desert.
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      FOUNDATION FOR THE GIFTED ANNOUNCES RESTRUCTURING PLAN
      Arab News, 28-01-2007
     Raid Qusti, Arab News RIYADH, 28 January 2007 — King Abdul Aziz & His Companions Foundation for the Gifted announced yesterday that the charity was implementing a series of administrative and financial changes as part of its strategy to improve the foundation’s overall performance.

Furthermore, the foundati >>>


      KING ORDERS JOB FOR MAN OF SUFFERING FAMILY
      Arab News, 28-01-2007
     Muhammad Al–Qarni, Arab News Hamdan Al–Osaimi, the head of Asir Municipality, signs the employment contract of Ahmad Al–Asmari, right, in his office. (AN photo)

ABHA, 28 January 2007 — A Saudi man began his first day on the job yesterday after Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah or >>>


      MANY WOMEN ASK FOR DIVORCE TO TEST THEIR HUSBANDS
      Arab News, 28-01-2007
     Arab News JEDDAH, 28 January 2007 — For some women divorce is the only way to end a conflict and bring a solution to their miseries no matter what the consequences may be. However, there are some women who use the threat of divorce as a final weapon to tame their husbands. Sometimes the move backfires and as the husband >>>


      NO ALLIANCE AGAINST IRAN — ABDULLAH
      Arab News, 28-01-2007
     Arab News JEDDAH, 28 January 2007 — Saudi Arabia yesterday denied suggestions that it was forging an alliance against Iran.

«This is completely untrue and against our policy,» Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah said referring to Iranian media reports. «We don’t interfere in the af >>>


      BANGLADESH TIGHTENS NOOSE ON THE MEDIA
      Arab News, 28-01-2007
     Imran Rahman & Agencies DHAKA, 28 January 2007 — Bangladesh’s interim government has formalized strict control over the media and politics by gazetting regulations that ban rallies and «provocative» reporting.

The government said the curbs aimed to make the run–up to elections, a date for >>>


      CANADA SEEKS NATO HELP OVER PAK–AFGHAN BORDER
      Arab News, 28-01-2007
     Latafat Ali Siddiqui, Arab News OTTAWA, 28 January 2007 — Canada is seeking NATO’s help to control Afghanistan’s border with Pakistan, according to Foreign Affairs Minister Peter MacKay.

«Militants crossing into Afghanistan through Pakistan border must be stopped,» said MacKay before leaving for Bru >>>


      DAVOS DIARY: HOW ESKIMOS SURVIVE IN THE ARCTIC EXTREMES
      Arab News, 28-01-2007
     Siraj Wahab By the time you read this, I will be on my way to Zurich. Yesterday, the sun disappeared again. The morning dawned at minus 17 degrees C. Davos was blanketed with snow and the shuttle service between the hotels and the World Economic Forum’s Congress Center was moving at a crawl. Those individuals trying to >>>


      FIGHTING BREAKS GOVT–MILF TRUCE IN S. PHILIPPINES
      Arab News, 28-01-2007
     Al Jacinto, Arab News ZAMBOANGA CITY, 28 January 2007 — At least four people have been killed in clashes between government forces and Muslim separatist fighters in the Philippines’ main southern island of Mindanao, military and rebel officials said yesterday.

Security forces backed by combat helicopters assaul >>>


      LAST OPPORTUNITY FOR PEACE, SAYS JORDANIAN KING
      Arab News, 28-01-2007
     Siraj Wahab, Arab News DAVOS, Switzerland, 28 January 2007 — «There is new international attention and willpower to end the long and destructive Arab–Israeli conflict,» said Jordan’s King Abdallah yesterday.

Delivering a special message to participants at the World Economic Forum annual meetin >>>


      MANILA CLARIFIES SUSPENSION OF BAN ON WORKERS GOING TO NIGERIA
      Arab News, 28-01-2007
     Julie Javellana–Santos, Arab News MANILA — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) yesterday admitted that Filipino workers may still manage to work in Nigeria despite the deployment ban imposed by President Arroyo last week.

«The ban covers only land–based deployment. It does not cover ships >>>


      PALESTINIAN VIOLENCE UNABATED
      Arab News, 28-01-2007
     Hisham Abu Taha, Arab News What remains of the house of a senior Fatah leader in the Gaza Strip after a mortar attack early Saturday. (Reuters)

GAZA CITY, 28 January 2007 — The Arab League condemned «irrational» Palestinian infighting as supporters of Hamas and Fatah clashed with guns and grenades f >>>


      PELOSI LEADS US DELEGATION TO PAKISTAN AMID BILL ROW
      Arab News, 28-01-2007
     Azhar Masood & Agencies ISLAMABAD, 28 January 2007 — New US House of Representatives speaker Nancy Pelosi arrived in Pakistan yesterday amid concerns over a provision in a US bill proposing restrictions on military aid to Islamabad.

Leading a seven–member delegation, Pelosi met Pakistani President Per >>>


      TOP JORDAN COURT UPHOLDS WOMAN’S DEATH SENTENCE
      Arab News, 28-01-2007
     Abdul Jalil Mustafa, Arab News AMMAN, 28 January 2007 — Jordan’s Court of Cassation has upheld the death penalty passed earlier on an Iraqi woman for her role in the Nov. ', 2005, triple Amman hotel bombings, judicial sources said yesterday. «The Court of Cassation has found the verdict passed earlier by the S >>>


      WEF INDIA SESSION GARNERS WORLD’S ATTENTION AT DAVOS
      Arab News, 28-01-2007
     Siraj Wahab, Arab News NDTV chief Prannoy Roy caught in action at the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, on Friday. (AN photo by Siraj Wahab)

DAVOS, Switzerland, 28 January 2007 — «The Shifting Power Equation» is the theme of this year’s World Economic Forum, and one of the e >>>


      4 ABOARD BOAT MISSING IN NANTUCKET SOUND
      Washington Post, 28-01-2007
     BOSTON –– The Coast Guard searched Nantucket Sound on Sunday for a fishing boat missing with four people on board, but said hope of finding the crew alive was dimming.

The 75–foot Lady of Grace was last heard from Friday night and was supposed to return to New Bedford Harbor early Saturday.
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      AS AID LAGS, VOLUNTEERS SHOULDER REBUILDING ON GULF COAST
      Washington Post, 28-01-2007
     By Peter WhoriskeyWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, January 28, 2007; A03 PEARLINGTON, Miss. –– The two–by–fours inside the walls of George and Margaret Ladner‘s new home are inscribed with biblical verses, each written by one of the Alabama schoolchildren who raised money to buy the lumb >>>


      BIDEN: ‘FAILED POLICY‘ EMBOLDENS ENEMY
      Washington Post, 28-01-2007
     WASHINGTON –– The Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman on Sunday dismissed criticism that a resolution opposing a troop buildup in Iraq would embolden the enemy and estimated perhaps only 20 senators believe President Bush "is headed in the right direction." "It‘s not the American >>>


      BRIEF BIOGRAPHY OF KANSAS GOV. SEBELIUS
      Washington Post, 28-01-2007
     AM –– Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, 58, a Democrat in a Republican state, is garnering national attention.

_EDUCATION: Bachelor‘s degree, Trinity College, Washington, 1'70; master of public administration degree, University of Kansas, 1'78.

_CAREER: Special assistant, Kansas >>>


      BUSH BACKERS IN CONGRESS SEEK IRAQ ‘BENCHMARKS‘
      Washington Post, 28-01-2007
     WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. lawmakers backing President George W. Bush‘s troop buildup in Iraq sought support by calling for Congress to set "benchmark" goals for the Iraqi government, but a top Democrat predicted on Sunday that few will stand with him.

"You will not find 20 percent o >>>


      BUSH CHIDES DEMS ON REFLEXIVE RESPONSE
      Washington Post, 28-01-2007
     PM WASHINGTON –– There‘s hardly a topic these days on which President Bush isn‘t asking the Democratic–controlled Congress to avoid "a reflexive partisan response." That‘s certainly the case with Iraq, but it also applies to the domestic priorities of health and energy that >>>


      CELEBRITIES PACK D.C. WAR PROTEST
      Washington Post, 28-01-2007
     WASHINGTON –– More Hollywood celebrities sparkled the dais than button–down Washington typically sees in a month.

Oscar–award winner Sean Penn had a warning for politicians on the ballot in 2008. "If they don‘t stand up and make a resolution as binding as the death toll, we ar >>>


      CLINTON CONCEDES ROLE IN AUTHORIZING WAR
      Washington Post, 28-01-2007
     DES MOINES, Iowa –– New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton blamed President Bush on Saturday for misusing authority given him by Congress to act in Iraq, but conceded "I take responsibility" for her role in allowing that to happen.

In an interview with The Associated Press, Clinton also said >>>


      DUCK SHOT BY HUNTER CHEATS DEATH AGAIN
      Washington Post, 28-01-2007
     TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –– Perky is one tough bird. The ring–neck duck survived being shot and spending two days in a hunter‘s refrigerator _ and now she‘s had a close brush with death on a veterinarian‘s operating table.

The one–pound female duck stopped breathing Saturday d >>>


      ESCAPEE ARRESTED AFTER MULTISTATE TREK
      Washington Post, 28-01-2007
     DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. –– An escaped prisoner who evaded a manhunt across the Southeast by stealing three vehicles, including singer Crystal Gayle‘s tour bus, has been arrested, authorities said.

Christopher Daniel Gay, 32, was arrested around 11 p.m. Friday near the Daytona International Speedwa >>>


      FAMILY HELPS BOY RECOVER FROM ABDUCTION
      Washington Post, 28-01-2007
     10:54 PM BEAUFORT, Mo. –– Hours before 13–year–old Ben Ownby was rescued, his family‘s living room was a desparate place, filled with volunteers folding fliers with his photo on them.

On Saturday, it was filled with cousins, friends, aunts, uncles and neighbors who threw a quiet &q >>>


      FORMER ARK. GOV. HUCKABEE TO RUN FOR US PRESIDENT
      Washington Post, 28-01-2007
     WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said on Sunday he would take the first step toward a longshot campaign for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008.

"Tomorrow I‘ll be filing papers to launch an exploratory committee and yes I‘ll be out there," he said >>>


      GATES AIMS TO LESSEN FORCED EXTENSIONS
      Washington Post, 28-01-2007
     WASHINGTON –– In an action branded a backdoor draft by some critics, the military over the past several years has held tens of thousand of soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines on the job and in war zones beyond their retirement dates or enlistment length. It is a widely disliked practice that the Pentagon, >>>


      GINSBURG FEELS ISOLATED ON COURT
      Washington Post, 28-01-2007
     BOSTON –– U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said Friday that she dislikes being "all alone on the court" nearly a year after the retirement of Sandra Day O‘Connor.

Ginsburg, who spoke to an assembly at Suffolk University Law School, said she sees more women in law school >>>


      MINI–HORSE A SPECIAL HELPER FOR BLIND
      Washington Post, 28-01-2007
     BETHLEHEM, N.Y. –– Panda is everything you would want in a pet and guide animal for the blind _ protective, alert, house–trained, plus she loves to play fetch. And at 2' inches tall and 120 pounds, she‘s a darn small horse.

Panda, named for her black–and–white coat, is a >>>


      MISSING TODDLER FOUND IN SEPTIC TANK
      Washington Post, 28-01-2007
     KALISPELL, Mont. –– The body of a 3–year–old boy was found in a septic tank less than 10 feet from the house where he was reported missing, Flathead County Sheriff Mike Meehan said Saturday.

The body of Loic J.M. Rogers was found late Friday, and an autopsy showed that he drowned, Meehan >>>


      NATION IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 28-01-2007
     Search for Copter Crew Abandoned SAN DIEGO –– The Navy called off a search Saturday for three missing crew members of a helicopter that crashed in the ocean about 50 miles off California‘s southern coast.

Friday‘s crash during a training mission left one sailor dead, and the Navy had sea >>>


      PELOSI MEETS WITH TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN
      Washington Post, 28-01-2007
     KABUL, Afghanistan –– House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ate breakfast with soldiers from California on Sunday and met briefly with top military leaders at the largest U.S. base in Afghanistan, an official said.

Pelosi and her congressional delegation stopped at the U.S. base in Bagram for about an hour, wh >>>


      POLICE SAY SEX OFFENDER, 2', POSED AS A BOY
      Washington Post, 28-01-2007
     By Terry Greene SterlingSpecial to The Washington PostSunday, January 28,
2007; A07 CHINO VALLEY, Ariz., Jan. 26 –– A 2'–year–old convicted sex offender pretending to be a 12–year–old boy attended at least four Arizona charter schools in the past 17 months, forcing parents, te >>>


      RAID PUTS HARSH LIGHT ON RURAL VA.
      Washington Post, 28-01-2007
     By Amy GardnerWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, January 28, 2007; C03 When the local sheriff raided a warehouse in Southside Virginia last weekend, he found a dirt pit surrounded by bleachers, dozens of dead or dying chickens strewn about, a concession shack selling beer and soft tacos, and at least 120 men and women >>>


      ROMNEY ACKNOWLEDGES SHIFT ON ABORTION
      Washington Post, 28-01-2007
     WASHINGTON –– Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, seeking to dispel doubts about his conservative credentials, acknowledged Saturday that he‘s shifted his abortion views.

"On abortion, I wasn‘t always a Ronald Reagan conservative," Romney told a gathering of conservati >>>


      SEARCH ENDS FOR 3 IN CALIF. COPTER CRASH
      Washington Post, 28-01-2007
     SAN DIEGO –– The Navy called off a search Saturday for three missing crew members of a helicopter that crashed in the ocean about 50 miles off California‘s southern coast.

Friday‘s crash during a training mission left one sailor dead, and the Navy had searched for the remaining crew thro >>>


      SHOT LION HAD HUMAN BLOOD IN HER CLAWS
      Washington Post, 28-01-2007
     ORICK, Calif. –– A female mountain lion shot by game wardens at a state park had human blood in her claws, leading wildlife officials to believe the cat is responsible for attacking a 70–year–old man.

Jim Hamm of Fortuna underwent surgery Wednesday after suffering serious wounds to his s >>>


      THOUSANDS PROTEST BUSH POLICY
      Washington Post, 28-01-2007
     By Michael Ruane and Fredrick KunkleWashington Post Staff WritersSunday, January 28, 2007; A01 A raucous and colorful multitude of protesters, led by some of the aging activists of the past, staged a series of rallies and a march on the Capitol yesterday to demand that the United States end its war in Iraq.

Und >>>


      AT ROLL CALL, AN UNEASY SILENCE
      Washington Post, 28-01-2007
     By David MontgomeryWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, January 28, 2007; D01 The desk is heavy and wooden, well–used, not ornate. Lying flat on the uncluttered glass top is a big calendar. Diagonal blue lines cross out the days as they pass. The felt–tip pen is here, ready to continue marking time‘s ma >>>


      CLINTON BEGINS HER RUN IN EARNEST
      Washington Post, 28-01-2007
     28, 2007; A01 DES MOINES, Jan. 27 –– Bursting onto the campaign trail for the first time here on Saturday, Democratic New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton quickly confronted two looming questions about her presidential candidacy: whether voters are ready to elect a woman to the White House and how aggressive >>>


      JEB BUSH RALLIES CONSERVATIVES AT SUMMIT
      Washington Post, 28-01-2007
     By Zachary A. GoldfarbSpecial to The Washington PostSunday, January 28,
2007; A04 At a time when the conservative movement is looking bereft, humbled by midterm–election defeats and hungering for a presidential candidate to rally around, Jeb Bush delivered yesterday in Washington a resounding endorsement of co >>>


      VIETNAM SHADES WARNER‘S IRAQ STAND
      Washington Post, 28-01-2007
     A01 Virginia Sen. John W. Warner‘s words betray the guilt he still carries about the Vietnam War and help explain why this pillar of the Republican establishment is leading a bipartisan revolt against the war plans of a president in his own party.

"I regret that I was not more outspoken" during >>>


      A ‘CHUNNEL‘ FOR SPAIN AND MOROCCO
      Washington Post, 28-01-2007
     By Craig WhitlockWashington Post Foreign ServiceSunday, January 28, 2007; A15 TANGIER, Morocco –– From the bustling waterfront of this African port city, Europe appears tantalizingly close: The coast of Spain shows on the horizon just nine miles away. Despite decades of dreaming, no one has been able to brid >>>


      AMBASSADOR WHO DEFECTED FROM POLAND DIES
      Washington Post, 28-01-2007
     WARSAW, Poland –– Zdzislaw Rurarz, a former Polish ambassador to Japan who humiliated Poland‘s communist regime by defecting to the U.S. in 1'81 to protest its imposition of martial law, has died of cancer, his daughter said Saturday. He was 76.

Rurarz died Jan. 21 at the Inova Fairfax Hos >>>


      BANGLADESH ISLAMISTS APPEAL HANGING SENTENCE
      Washington Post, 28-01-2007
     DHAKA (Reuters) – Five top Islamists sentenced to be hanged for a spate of bomb attacks which killed dozens of people in Bangladesh will appeal to President Iajuddin Ahmed for mercy, police said on Sunday.

They said mercy petitions, handed to prison authorities, by the five including Shayek Abdur Rahman a >>>


      BLAST STRIKES MINIBUS IN BAGHDAD; 1 DEAD
      Washington Post, 28-01-2007
     BAGHDAD, Iraq –– A bomb struck a minibus carrying people to a predominantly Shiite neighborhood in Baghdad on Sunday, killing one passenger and wounding five, police said.

The explosive device was hidden in a bag left by a passenger who got off the bus before it detonated at about 7:30 a.m. in the B >>>


      DEFIANT IRAN SAYS NUKE PROGRAM CONTINUES
      Washington Post, 28-01-2007
     PM TEHRAN, Iran –– Iran is currently installing 3,000 centrifuges, a top lawmaker said Saturday in an announcement underlining that the country will continue to develop its nuclear program despite U.N. sanctions.

The lawmaker, Alaeddin Boroujerdi, said the installation under way at an Iranian uraniu >>>


      FOR CHINA‘S NEWLY AFFLUENT, IMPORTED WINE IS DE RIGUEUR
      Washington Post, 28-01-2007
     By Maureen FanWashington Post Foreign ServiceSunday, January 28, 2007; A12 BEIJING –– Cocooned in a wood–paneled, members–only bar on the 50th floor of a private business club, Yao Yi, a corporate lawyer in Beijing, hunched over her glass, swirling and sipping a 2003 merlot from Washington state. >>>


      FRENCH POLITICIAN OUT OVER RACE COMMENTS
      Washington Post, 28-01-2007
     PARIS –– France‘s Socialist Party on Saturday expelled a politician who said there were too many black players on the national soccer team, party officials said.

Georges Freche was quoted by Midi Libre newspaper in November as saying he was ashamed that as many as nine of 11 starters on the Fr >>>


      GAZANS SEEK REFUGE FROM FIERCE PALESTINIAN CLASHES
      Washington Post, 28-01-2007
     GAZA (Reuters) – Palestinian civilians sought refuge across Gaza on Sunday from a third day of fierce clashes which have killed 22 people and brought the coastal strip closer to civil war than any time since Hamas came to power last year.

The sounds of exploding grenades and automatic weapons fire echoed >>>


      GUINEA UNION LEADERS CALL OFF STRIKE
      Washington Post, 28-01-2007
     CONAKRY, Guinea –– Guinea‘s union leaders ended a deadly 17–day strike Sunday after the president agreed to name a new prime minister with boosted powers.

The strike, launched by the country‘s top unions Jan. 10, spiraled into street protests that have claimed at least 5' lives >>>


      HAMAS, FATAH CLASHES CONTINUE IN GAZA
      Washington Post, 28-01-2007
     GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip –– Hamas and Fatah gunmen battled each other in the streets Sunday, having sent civilians fleeing from their homes in an increasingly bloody power struggle that left more than two dozen Palestinians dead over the weekend.

An explosion early in the morning rocked the Gaza City h >>>


      IN HEAT OF WAR, A LITERARY REFUGE
      Washington Post, 28-01-2007
     By Stephanie McCrummenWashington Post Foreign ServiceSunday, January 28,
2007; A1' MOGADISHU, Somalia –– It is difficult to find books in the Somali capital these days, but one place with a dozen shelves of them is the Mogadishu Public Library, which amounts to a single room behind a solid steel gate >>>


      IRAQI FORCES BATTLE MILITANTS AS PILGRIMS GATHER
      Washington Post, 28-01-2007
     BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraqi security forces battled Sunni militants south of Baghdad as a spate of bomb blasts in the capital killed 13 people in mainly Shi‘ite areas on Sunday, on the eve of the climax of a major Shi‘ite religious rite.

A U.S. helicopter was shot down in the fighting near Najaf >>>


      IRAQI SECURITY FORCES CLASH WITH MILITANTS: GOVERNOR
      Washington Post, 28-01-2007
     NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) – Iraqi security forces were fighting a group of Sunni insurgents holed up in orchards in the Shi‘ite holy city of Najaf on Sunday, the provincial governor said, but details of the incident were sketchy.

Police in Najaf, seat of Iraq‘s most powerful Shi‘ite clerics, >>>


      IRAQI SOLDIERS CLASH WITH INSURGENTS
      Washington Post, 28-01-2007
     January 28, 2007; 11:46 AM BAGHDAD, Jan. 28 –– Iraqi soldiers supported by U.S. helicopters on Sunday clashed with a gathering of insurgents hiding out amid date palm orchards near the southern holy city of Najaf, according to Iraqi officials.

For the past several weeks, Sunni insurgents, including >>>


      MORTAR ATTACK ON BAGHDAD GIRLS SCHOOL KILLS FIVE
      Washington Post, 28-01-2007
     BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Five female pupils were killed in a mortar strike on a secondary school in the predominantly Sunni Adil district of western Baghdad on Sunday, the school‘s principal told Reuters.

Principal Fawziya Swadi said two mortars landed in the schoolyard where many pupils were gathered. T >>>


      REPORT: IRAN DENIES CENTRIFUGE WORK
      Washington Post, 28-01-2007
     TEHRAN, Iran –– An Iranian nuclear agency official has denied claims made by a top lawmaker that the Islamic Republic had begun installing 3,000 centrifuges at an uranium enrichment plant, Iran‘s state–run news agency reported late Saturday.

Hossein Simorgh, spokesman of Iran‘s Ato >>>


      SERIES OF BOMBINGS IN BAGHDAD KILL 7
      Washington Post, 28-01-2007
     BAGHDAD, Iraq –– A series of bombings struck predominantly Shiite areas in Baghdad on Sunday, killing at least seven people and wounding dozens, police said, as insurgents persist in their relentless bid to terrorize the capital in the final days before U.S. and Iraqi soldiers plan to begin a massive crackdo >>>


      SINN FEIN BACKS N.IRISH POLICE IN HISTORIC VOTE
      Washington Post, 28-01-2007
     DUBLIN (Reuters) – Irish nationalist party Sinn Fein voted to end decades of opposition to Northern Ireland‘s police force on Sunday, removing a key obstacle to the restoration of a regional power–sharing government in the British province.

The party, political ally of the Irish Republican Arm >>>


      SINN FEIN VOTES TO BACK POLICE – A 1ST
      Washington Post, 28-01-2007
     DUBLIN, Ireland –– Sinn Fein members overwhelmingly voted Sunday to begin cooperating with the Northern Ireland police, a long–unthinkable commitment that could spur the return of a Catholic–Protestant administration for the British territory.

The result _ confirmed by a sea of raised ha >>>


      SUDAN‘S PEACE DEAL, SEEN AS A BUSH SUCCESS, IS ENDANGERED
      Washington Post, 28-01-2007
     A peace agreement that two years ago ended Africa‘s longest–running conflict –– and that the White House considers one of President Bush‘s signature achievements –– is in danger of unraveling because of inattention by top U.S. officials and growing tensions between Sudan‘s >>>


      SURVIVORS RECALL LIBERATION OF AUSCHWITZ
      Washington Post, 28-01-2007
     OSWIECIM, Poland –– Dozens of people who lived near Auschwitz and risked their lives to help inmates at the Nazi death camp were honored Saturday on the 62nd anniversary of the camp‘s liberation.

At a ceremony outside the site, Holocaust survivors and local residents listened to a letter from >>>


      TENS OF THOUSANDS DEMAND U.S. GET OUT OF IRAQ
      Washington Post, 28-01-2007
     WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Chanting "bring our troops home," tens of thousands of anti–war protesters rallied in front of the U.S. Capitol on Saturday to pressure the government to get out of Iraq.

Veterans and military families joined some lawmakers, peace groups and actors including Vietnam >>>


      TIJUANA OFFICERS GET THEIR GUNS BACK
      Washington Post, 28-01-2007
     TIJUANA, Mexico –– Police in this violent border city got their guns back Saturday three weeks after they were forced to turn over weapons to federal authorities because of allegations they were colluding with drug traffickers.

Tijuana Public Safety Secretary Luis Javier Algorri said soldiers return >>>


      U.S. MISSILES IN E. EUROPE OPPOSED BY LOCALS, RUSSIA
      Washington Post, 28-01-2007
     By Bruce I. KonviserSpecial to The Washington PostSunday, January 28, 2007; A16 PRAGUE –– A Bush administration plan to deploy a missile defense shield in Eastern Europe is drawing protests from Russia and from residents who oppose hosting foreign military bases and fear the facilities might make their count >>>


      BLUE SQUARE GOES GREEN: SETS SIGHTS ON HEALTH FOOD CHAIN
      Haaretz, 28-01-2007
     By Gali Berger Israel‘s second–largest supermarket chain, Blue Square, is riding the health wave with a plan to buy a natural foods chain. TheMarker has learned that the big retailer plans to operate its planned acquisition as a subsidiary, which will also support selling natural groceries in branches of its >>>


      MURDOCH: I INVESTED IN CHANNEL 10 OUT OF FRIENDSHIP, NOT BUSINESS
      Haaretz, 28-01-2007
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Bookmark to del.icio.us Murdoch: I invested in Channel 10 out of friendship, not business By Guy Rolnik DAVOS, Switzerland – "My investment in Channel 10 is marginal. It is for friendship, not business," media tycoon Rupert Murdoch told TheMarker >>>


      PERES PLANS FIRST REGIONAL PILOT FOR ELECTRIC CARS
      Haaretz, 28-01-2007
     By Ora Coren DAVOS, Switzerland – Vice premier Shimon Peres is working to turn Israel into the first regional pilot for electrically–powered cars. These vehicles reduce the use of gasoline and contribute to improved air quality. However, the pilot program could have a substantial impact on Israel‘s fue >>>


      TONY BLAIR AT DAVOS: WORLD TRADE, CLIMATE CONTROL DEALS WITHIN REACH
      Haaretz, 28-01-2007
     By The Associated Press DAVOS, Switzerland – An international trade deal and a new pact to combat climate change were within reach of a world ready to act in unison to address common concerns, British Prime Minister Tony Blair said yesterday.

But he warned of an urgency in acting in concert to better the >>>


      TREASURY TO OFFER TEACHERS: 25% WAGE HIKE FOR REFORM
      Haaretz, 28-01-2007
     By Nehemia Shtrasler Senior Finance Ministry officials including Finance Minister Abraham Hirchson will meet today to discuss the labor dispute with the nation‘s teachers.

Education Minister Yuli Tamir is slated to join the discussions later in the day. Tomorrow, treasury officials will meet representativ >>>


      AS LONG AS WE IMPOSE SANCTIONS
      Haaretz, 28-01-2007
     By Zvi Bar‘el Thursday will mark a year since the democratic elections in Palestine that brought Hamas to power – a year since the shock and frustration were replaced by a policy of sanctions that has pushed the Palestinian Authority to the brink of civil war and warfare in the streets of Gaza. The accomplis >>>


      IT HAPPENED TO NAHUM BARNEA
      Haaretz, 28-01-2007
     By Orit Shochat Had that poisonous outburst not been printed by the hundreds of thousands in the weekend magazine of Yedioth Ahronoth, had its author not been Nahum Barnea, that guru of journalism, had it been written during any other week and not closely following the president‘s speech, it would have been possib >>>


      MAKE THE VOTE OPEN AND ACCOUNTABLE
      Haaretz, 28-01-2007
     By Ze‘ev Segal The ministerial committee for legislation is today slated to discuss a proposal that would institute an open vote when the Knesset elects the state president. The proposal is regarded as the "Peres Law," and is solely designed to enhance the chances of Shimon Peres‘ election as presi >>>


      OUST KATSAV
      Haaretz, 28-01-2007
     By Uzi Benziman When the 15th Knesset voted Moshe Katsav into office as president in July 2000, it did not know about the criminal behavior attributed to him now.

That was the Knesset of the Barak government‘s twilight, anxious to punish Ehud Barak for his failed management of state affairs. That was the >>>


      SEPARATING TALKS FROM THE PEOPLE
      Haaretz, 28-01-2007
     By Haaretz Editorial In Israel, the Fatah–Hamas street battles taking place in Gaza are viewed as an external matter. "Palestinians are killing Palestinians," is the common gut reaction, and it is not based on sorrow or empathy. Most of the time it even seems that the violent skirmishes in Lebanon or the >>>


      THOU SHALT NOT BE A FREIER
      Haaretz, 28-01-2007
     By Shahar Ilan It doesn‘t just seem that the term freier (sucker), or more exactly – the abysmal fear of being a freier – is a completely Israeli matter. Several local researchers have investigated the Israeli institution of "the non–freier" in depth. One of them, Dr. Linda–Renee >>>


      ABBAS AT DAVOS / INCAPABLE OF EFFECTING CHANGE
      Haaretz, 28-01-2007
     By Danny Rubinstein Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas‘ speech to the World Economic Forum in Davos during the weekend was first and foremost one of despair.

He presented numbers: 7' percent of the residents of the Gaza Strip live below the poverty line. Annual per capita income in the Strip >>>


      BATTLE AWAITS ‘PERES LAW‘ IN KNESSET
      Haaretz, 28-01-2007
     By Mazal Mualem, Yuval Yoaz and Amiram Barkat Despite Prime Minister Ehud Olmert‘s support for the "Peres law" that might ensure deputy premier Shimon Peres‘ election as president in an open vote by Knesset members, the law still does not have a majority in the Knesset.

The ministerial com >>>


      CAR BOMBS KILL 13, WOUND 40 IN BAGHDAD MARKET ATTACK
      Haaretz, 28-01-2007
     By The Associated Press BAGHDAD – Two car bombs in quick succession struck a market in a mainly Shi‘ite district in Baghdad yesterday, killing at least 13 people and wounding more than 40, police said.

Elsewhere, U.S. airstrikes killed 14 terror suspects and destroyed a safe house for foreign fighte >>>


      DRIFTING HA‘IR BALLOONS CAUSE PANIC IN LEBANON
      Haaretz, 28-01-2007
     By Yoav Stern An Israeli promotional campaign involving balloons caused panic among Lebanese civilians yesterday when the wind carried them over the border into southern Lebanon. The Lebanese media reported that some civilians were hospitalized after inhaling the gas in the balloons. However, the photographs published o >>>


      HALUTZ TO TESTIFY AT WINOGRAD C‘TEE TODAY
      Haaretz, 28-01-2007
     By Amos Harel and Nir Hasson The Winograd Committee investigating the recent Lebanon war will be hearing several key testimonies this week before drafting its interim report, beginning today with outgoing Chief of Staff Dan Halutz. He will be followed in the coming days by Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, Deputy Chief of Sta >>>



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