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      AL–SALAM SPLITS STOCKS
      Arab News, 11-11-2007
     Walid Mazi, Arab News MANAMA, 11 November 2007 — Al–Salam Bank–Bahrain has decided to split its stocks, which will come into effect from Nov. 18.

The meeting yesterday approved the recommendation that each current share would be split into 10, that is from BD1 per share to 100 fils per share.
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      BMG INDEX EDGES HIGHER
      Arab News, 11-11-2007
     Arab News The BMG Saudi Index started this week on a positive note, registering a 0.6 percent increase to close at 4'7.6 points. The market turnover also recorded an increase by 21 percent to SR4.3 billion ($1.2 billion). Such a positive start is mainly attributed to the increase in the largest cap stock, Saudi Basi >>>


      BOEING EXPECTS ORDERS FOR 150 AIRCRAFT
      Arab News, 11-11-2007
     K.T. Abdurabb, Arab News DUBAI, 11 November 2007 — Boeing said yesterday it was hoping to get orders for up to 150 new aircraft from the Middle East region by the end of 2007.

«We will try to finish the year with 150 orders from the region,» Boeing’s Middle East chief of commercial airplane sales Le >>>


      FRENCH TECHNOLOGY SHOW TO EMPHASIZE INNOVATION
      Arab News, 11-11-2007
     Javid Hassan, Arab News RIYADH, 11 November 2007 — France, facing a 2 billion euro trade deficit vis–à–vis the Kingdom despite their strong political relations, will mount an aggressive drive to promote innovative French technology in priority sectors of the Saudi economy.

A key element of th >>>


      KINGDOM’S MONEY SUPPLY RISES TO SR744.13 BILLION
      Arab News, 11-11-2007
     Khalil Hanware, Arab News JEDDAH, 11 November 2007 — Saudi Arabia’s money supply accelerated to SR744.13 billion at the end of September from SR70'.30 billion in the second quarter, according to the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency’s third quarter report which is available on its website.

The money supply was >>>


      MARKET FOR SUVS EXPANDS
      Arab News, 11-11-2007
     K.S. Ramkumar, Arab News JEDDAH, 11 November 2007 — The Saudi market for sport utility vehicles (SUV) is on an expansion course. «The SUV in its various segments including their luxury versions is continuously growing in numbers across the Kingdom,» a senior executive at Abdul Latif Jameel–Toyota, said >>>


      MOBILY LAUNCHES CONNECT ROUTER AS DEMAND FOR INTERNET SERVICES RISES
      Arab News, 11-11-2007
     Arab News RIYADH, 11 November 2007 — Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) has launched the Mobily Connect router on Saturday amid increasing demand for broadband Internet service in the Kingdom, it said in a statement yesterday.

«The MobilyConnect router is based on Huawei’s E'60 3G router and is ideal solution f >>>


      NCBC UNVEILS NEW EQUITY FUND
      Arab News, 11-11-2007
     Mohammed Rasooldeen, Arab News RIYADH, 11 November 2007 — The newly–formed investment and asset management arm of the National Commercial Bank, NCB Capital (NCBC), launched a new investment product dubbed AlAhli BRIC Secured Equity Fund which would invest in Shariah–compliant companies in the surging economi >>>


      SABB APPOINTS GM FOR CENTRAL PROVINCE
      Arab News, 11-11-2007
     Arab News RIYADH, 11 November 2007 — SABB has recently appointed Abdulaziz Bin Abdulrahman Al–Helaissi as the area general manager of its Central Province management.

Al–Halaissi has 18 years of banking experience including 8 years in senior managerial positions. Of this period, he spent 11 successf >>>


      SAUDI INVESTORS URGED TO TAP PHILIPPINE PROSPECTS
      Arab News, 11-11-2007
     Javid Hassan, Arab News Abdullah A. Al–Qahtani, right, receives a plaque of appreciation from the Philippine Deputy Chief of Mission and Consul General Nestor N. Padalhin.

(AN photo) RIYADH, 11 November 2007 — Pointing out that some major Saudi businessmen, including Prince Alwaleed ibn Talal, have invest >>>


      SR2BN LANDMARK PROJECT PLANNED IN JEDDAH
      Arab News, 11-11-2007
     K.S. Ramkumar, Arab News JEDDAH, 11 November 2007 — A «world–class» real estate property is being planned in central Jeddah, which is described as a SR2 billion landmark project.

«The project includes offices, residential apartments, a five–star hotel and high–end retail,&raq >>>


      14 MORE RETURN FROM GUANTANAMO CAMP
      Arab News, 11-11-2007
     Raid Qusti, Arab News RIYADH, 11 November 2007 — Fourteen Saudi detainees from Guantanamo arrived in the Kingdom yesterday after their release from the US detention center, the Interior Ministry announced. This is the fourth group to return home this year.

Yesterday’s release brings the number of freed Saudi Gu >>>


      25' CAMPSITES ALLOCATED FOR LOCAL PILGRIMS
      Arab News, 11-11-2007
     Arab News JEDDAH, 11 November 2007 — The Ministry of Haj has allocated 25' campsites in Mina for domestic pilgrims who will participate in this year’s Haj, a top official from one of the service companies said yesterday.

The 25' camps have a capacity to house 21',782 people and are divided into seve >>>


      CONTRACTS AWARDED TO CONVERT MUNICIPAL DUMP INTO PARK
      Arab News, 11-11-2007
     Hasan Hatrash, Arab News JEDDAH, 11 November 2007 — The Jeddah Municipality has signed three contracts worth SR150 million to close the city’s current dumpsite, located east of the ring road, and turn it into an environment–friendly public park.

«The complete closure of the current dumpsite would ta >>>


      COURT TO RULE OVER NAJRAN BABY MIX–UP WITHIN TWO WEEKS
      Arab News, 11-11-2007
     Arab News Ali Yusuf Joja, left, and Yaqub Al–Minjem NAJRAN, 11 November 2007 — A Shariah court in Najran is expected to issue a verdict about the case of two four–year–old boys who were mistakenly swapped at birth in a Najran hospital in two weeks, Al–Eqtisadiah newspaper reported yesterday.
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      EXPERTS CALL FOR SOLVING JEDDAH’S ‘AFRICAN PROBLEM’
      Arab News, 11-11-2007
     Arab News JEDDAH, 11 November 2007 — Experts say that huge numbers of illegal Africans living in the southern parts of Jeddah is a problem that, if left unattended, could lead to massive demographic changes in Jeddah within 50 years, Al–Watan newspaper reported.

«The authorities need to act quick an >>>


      KHALED CALLS FOR THOROUGH CHANGE IN MAKKAH’S DEVELOPMENT PLAN
      Arab News, 11-11-2007
     Zainy Abbas, Arab News MAKKAH, 11 November 2007 — Prince Khaled Al–Faisal, governor of the Makkah region, yesterday emphasized the need to responsibly revise urban development in Makkah, while upholding the Kingdom’s image.

Opening the 14th annual conference of the Saudi Ekistics Society in Makkah, the go >>>


      PEACE COMES WITH ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND JUSTICE, OIC CHIEF TELLS RP AND MNLF OFFICIALS
      Arab News, 11-11-2007
     Maha Akeel, Arab News JEDDAH, 11 November 2007 — To strengthen its support for the peace process in the southern Philippines, the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) yesterday expanded the membership of its committee on Mindanao and also gave it a new name.

At the opening of a three–day tripartit >>>


      SECURITY, ECONOMY ON GCC SUMMIT AGENDA
      Arab News, 11-11-2007
     Agence France Presse RIYADH, 11 November 2007 — Leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states are to hold their annual summit in Qatar on Dec. 3–4, amid the violence in Iraq and escalation of the Iran nuclear crisis.

Heads of state of the six GCC states will focus on «Gulf security» at >>>


      TRAIN CRASH SOUTH OF RIYADH
      Arab News, 11-11-2007
     Raid Qusti, Arab News Civil Defense firefighters try to douse the fire that broke out after two trains collided south of Riyadh on Friday evening. (AN photo)

RIYADH, 11 November 2007 — A cargo train heading from Riyadh to the Eastern Province collided with a stationary train south of Riyadh late Friday.

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      ISRAEL SET TO CUT GAZA POWER SUPPLY
      Arab News, 11-11-2007
     Hisham Abu Taha, Mohammed Mar’i & Agencies GAZA CITY/RAMALLAH, 11 November 2007 — Israel yesterday announced that it will cut the electricity supply to the Gaza Strip today or tomorrow, in order to deepen the isolation of the strip, admitting at the same time that this measure will not stop launching rockets against >>>


      NEW ERA IN TURKISH TIES
      Arab News, 11-11-2007
     Arab News Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah meets with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak at the presidential palace in Cairo on Saturday. (AP)

CAIRO/ANKARA, 11 November 2007 — Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah yesterday concluded his landmark visit to Turkey which opened a new era in >>>


      PAK EMERGENCY TO END IN A MONTH
      Arab News, 11-11-2007
     Azhar Masood, Arab News ISLAMABAD, 11 November 2007 — Pakistan yesterday announced plans to lift a state of emergency within a month and allowed opposition leader Benazir Bhutto to move out of her house. But her attempts to meet with sacked Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry were thwarted by a posse of armed polic >>>


      SHARIF WRITES TO BENAZIR FOR OPPOSITION UNITY
      Arab News, 11-11-2007
     Siraj Wahab & Azhar Masood, Arab News Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto speaks during her visit to the camp of journalists protesting against the crackdown on media in Islamabad on Saturday. (Reuters)

JEDDAH/ISLAMABAD, 11 November 2007 — Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has « >>>


      WARNING OF TENSIONS ARISING FROM BRITISH TERROR POLICIES DRAWS MIXED RESPONSES
      Arab News, 11-11-2007
     Mushtak Parker, Arab News LONDON, 11 November 2007 — This past week has once again been a bad week for Muslims in the news in the UK. This has been partly out of the control of British Muslims and partly due to the utterings of so–called British Muslim leaders.

Muhammad Abdul Bari, the secretary–gen >>>


      YOUNG FILIPINO SUICIDE VICTIM GETS WISH TOO LATE
      Arab News, 11-11-2007
     Al Jacinto, Arab News ZAMBOANGA CITY — A poor girl who committed suicide because of extreme poverty in the southern Philippines was buried yesterday.

Mariennet Amper, 12, hanged herself on Nov. 2 inside their thatched house in the village of Maa in Davao City. Hundreds of people, many of them moved by the girl’ >>>


      ‘NEW BLOOD‘ NEEDED TO REVERSE GOP‘S FORTUNES, SOME IN PARTY SAY
      Washington Post, 11-11-2007
     RICHMOND –– The beating suffered by Virginia Republicans at the hands of Democrats on Tuesday has prompted a widespread debate within the state GOP over whether it needs new leaders to rejuvenate the party and salvage its electoral fortunes.

The Republicans not only lost the state Senate to the Demo >>>


      6 WORKERS INJURED IN BLAST ON NAVY SHIP
      Washington Post, 11-11-2007
     SAN DIEGO –– An explosion in the hull of a Navy cruiser during routine maintenance injured six workers on Saturday, two of them critically, authorities said.

Subcontractors from the National Steel and Shipbuilding Co. were working in the fuel tank of the USS Lake Champlain as it sat in dry dock when >>>


      ANALYSIS: MUSHARRAF‘S RULE MAY BE BRIEF
      Washington Post, 11-11-2007
     WASHINGTON –– Pakistan‘s military leader is betting that having flouted strong U.S. warnings not to declare a state of emergency he can now hold off his patron‘s pleas for a quick return to constitutional rule and go on banking billions in American anti–terrorism aid.

President Gen >>>


      CHENEY PAYS TRIBUTE TO IRAQ VETERANS
      Washington Post, 11-11-2007
     ARLINGTON, Va. –– Vice President Dick Cheney paid tribute Sunday to veterans of the Iraq war, honoring them for keeping the United States democratic and free and hoping "they will return in victory." In a 10–minute Veterans Day speech at Arlington National Cemetery, Cheney said soldiers from >>>


      DAUGHTER BACKS OVER MOTHER IN DRIVEWAY
      Washington Post, 11-11-2007
     SOMERSWORTH, N.H. –– A woman backing a pickup truck out of her driveway accidentally killed her elderly mother.

Jan Kilgore said she checked for traffic before starting to back out of her driveway Saturday morning but didn‘t see her mother, 78–year–old Gloria Littlefield.

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      DEMOCRATS BLITZ IOWA TO REV UP SUPPORT
      Washington Post, 11-11-2007
     DES MOINES, Iowa –– The race for the Democratic presidential nomination moved into overdrive Saturday, as candidates scrambled to outdo each other to win over the Iowa activists who will leadoff the contest on Jan. 3.

Six Democratic rivals trotted out celebrities, filled the air with populist rhetor >>>


      DEMOCRATS COURT ACTIVISTS IN IOWA
      Washington Post, 11-11-2007
     2007; 1:46 AM DES MOINES, Iowa (Reuters) – Six Democratic presidential contenders wooed Iowans at a raucous fund–raising dinner on Saturday, with Barack Obama and John Edwards taking veiled shots at front–runner Hillary Clinton on a night filled with dueling cheers and red–meat rhetoric.

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      DOD: 3'1 MILITARY DEATHS IN AFGHAN AREA
      Washington Post, 11-11-2007
     7:4' PM –– As of Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007, at least 3'1 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Uzbekistan as a result of the U.S.

invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to the Defense Department. The department last updated its figures Nov. 3, 2007, at 10 >>>


      FORMER EDITOR OF THE DENVER POST DIES
      Washington Post, 11-11-2007
     DENVER –– Bill Hosokawa, a former Denver Post editor and reporter has died, the newspaper reported. He was '2.

Hosokawa died Friday at the home of his daughter Christie Harveson in Sequim, Wash., the paper reported.

During 38 years at The Post, Hosokawa held several positions, including >>>


      GOVERNMENT SEEKS TO REDEFINE PRIVACY
      Washington Post, 11-11-2007
     WASHINGTON –– A top intelligence official says it is time people in the United States changed their definition of privacy.

Privacy no longer can mean anonymity, says Donald Kerr, a deputy director of national intelligence. Instead, it should mean that government and businesses properly safeguards pe >>>


      GUNS LINKED TO PANCHO VILLA AUCTIONED
      Washington Post, 11-11-2007
     FREDERICKSBURG, Texas –– Three guns linked to Pancho Villa were auctioned for nearly $2',000, apparently less than what organizers expected the firearms tied to the Mexican revolutionary to fetch.

"That‘s the fun of auctions _ sometimes you get bargains," said Amy McMurrough, a s >>>


      LICENSE TAG, THY NAME IS VANITY: MYCAR
      Washington Post, 11-11-2007
     RICHMOND, Va. –– URSOVAIN Virginia. You, too, New Hampshire, Illinois, Nevada and Montana. A state–by–state survey of the popularity of vanity license plates has found that car and truck owners in Virginia are the vainest of them all.

Out of the '.3 million personalized plates on the >>>


      LOYALTY A FACTOR IN HEROISM
      Washington Post, 11-11-2007
     ALBANY, N.Y. –– An infantryman charges a pillbox in the face of enemy fire. A firefighter rushes up the stairwell of a burning skyscraper as office workers flee. A teacher shields her student from a schoolyard gunman with her body.

Heroes all. But what personal qualities made them heroic? In the mov >>>


      MAN, 70, CHARGED IN PA. BANK HOLDUP
      Washington Post, 11-11-2007
     ERIE, Pa. –– Police say a 70–year–old man told them he tried to solve his financial problems with a grocery bag, bandanna and a 50–year–old handgun that doesn‘t work.

Instead, Donald Cesare is in the Erie County Prison on federal bank robbery charges stemming from a hol >>>


      N.O. STREETCARS WELCOMED BACK WITH PARTY
      Washington Post, 11-11-2007
     NEW ORLEANS –– Amid a Carnival–like atmosphere, streetcars began rolling past the historic mansions of this city‘s Garden District Saturday for the first time since Hurricane Katrina halted the St. Charles Avenue line more than two years ago.

While only about half of the line is reopened >>>


      NATION IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 11-11-2007
     Stepfather and Friend Are Charged In Rape, Murder of '–Year–Old Girl CASSVILLE, Mo. –– Two men were charged Saturday with murder and rape in the death of a '–year–old girl, whose body was found the day before in a hillside cave in southwest Missouri.

Barry County pros >>>


      OBAMA TO PUSH HIGHER SOCIAL SECURITY TAX
      Washington Post, 11-11-2007
     PM WASHINGTON –– Democrat Barack Obama said Sunday he will push for higher Social Security taxes if elected, viewing it as the best option for improving the retirement program‘s finances.

Obama and several other Democratic presidential candidates previously have signaled support for lifting th >>>


      OFFERINGS STILL PILE UP FOR VIETNAM VETS
      Washington Post, 11-11-2007
     WASHINGTON –– They are lined up like footnotes to the names etched on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial‘s polished black granite, leaning against its base, some a collective tribute to the fallen, others bearing a message for just one of the dead.

An American Legion uniform cap from Kansas, a poli >>>


      OFFICIALS TO TOUR BAY OIL SPILL DAMAGE
      Washington Post, 11-11-2007
     OAKLAND, Calif. –– Federal officials want a bird‘s–eye view of San Francisco Bay to observe environmental damage caused by the area‘s worst oil spill in nearly two decades.

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D–Calif., and Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Thad Allen planned to take an aer >>>


      POLL: CLINTON, GIULIANI LEAD FLA.
      Washington Post, 11-11-2007
     1:26 PM –– THE RACE: The presidential race for the Republican, Democratic nominations in Florida ___ THE NUMBERS – DEMOCRATS Hillary Rodham Clinton, 48 percent Barack Obama, 24 percent John Edwards, 8 percent Joe Biden, 4 percent ___ THE NUMBERS – REPUBLICANS Rudy Giuliani, 36 percent Mitt Romney >>>


      POLL: ROMNEY, CLINTON LEADING IN N.H.
      Washington Post, 11-11-2007
     –– THE RACE: The presidential race for the Republican, Democratic nominations in New Hampshire.

___ THE NUMBERS – DEMOCRATS Hillary Rodham Clinton, 35 percent Barack Obama, 21 percent John Edwards, 15 percent Bill Richardson, 10 percent ___ THE NUMBERS – REPUBLICANS Mitt Romney, 32 perce >>>


      PROTESTERS ARRESTED AT WASHINGTON PORT
      Washington Post, 11-11-2007
     OLYMPIA, Wash. –– At least a dozen people were arrested as demonstrators rallied to protest military cargo shipments arriving from Iraq at the port in the state capital.

The arrests Saturday came a day after protesters were able to stop two trucks from removing military equipment that had been unloa >>>


      RICE: END PAKISTAN‘S EMERGENCY SOON
      Washington Post, 11-11-2007
     WASHINGTON –– Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice urged Pakistan‘s military ruler on Sunday to lift the state of emergency as soon as possible, expressing concern that Gen. Pervez Musharraf has not set a time limit for restoring citizens‘ rights.

At the same time, Rice said it was a posi >>>


      ROCKET BLASTS OFF WITH DEFENSE SATELLITE
      Washington Post, 11-11-2007
     CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. –– A Delta 4 rocket blasted off Saturday night, carrying a national security satellite into space.

The 23–story rocket, which replaced the Titan fleet two years ago, blasted slowly at 8:50 p.m., taking nearly 15 seconds to clear the launch pad.

The 1.6 million pou >>>


      SCHWARZENEGGER HAS THIGH SURGERY
      Washington Post, 11-11-2007
     LOS ANGELES –– Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger underwent surgery Saturday to remove a metal plate and cables from his leg, a spokesman said.

The hardware was used to help Schwarzenegger‘s upper thigh bone heal after he broke it while skiing in Sun Valley, Idaho, last Dec. 23.

Dr. Kevin Ehr >>>


      SIX DEMOCRATS COURT ACTIVISTS
      Washington Post, 11-11-2007
     DES MOINES, Iowa –– The race for the Democratic presidential nomination moved into overdrive Saturday, as candidates scrambled to outdo each other to win over the Iowa activists who will leadoff the contest on Jan. 3.

Six Democratic rivals trotted out celebrities, filled the air with populist rhetor >>>


      STAGEHAND STRIKE ON BROADWAY LEAVES THEATERGOERS IN THE DARK
      Washington Post, 11-11-2007
     By Robin ShulmanWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, November 11, 2007; A0' NEW YORK, Nov. 10 –– Tears, confrontation and confusion reigned in the Times Square theater district Saturday as a sudden strike by stagehands closed down more than two dozen Broadway plays and musicals, leaving would–be the >>>


      STUDY DEBUNKS THEORY ON TEEN SEX, DELINQUENCY
      Washington Post, 11-11-2007
     By Rick WeissWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, November 11, 2007; A03 Researchers at Ohio State University garnered little attention in February when they found that youngsters who lose their virginity earlier than their peers are more likely to become juvenile delinquents. So obvious and well established was the cont >>>


      SUITCASE NUCLEAR BOMB UNLIKELY TO EXIST
      Washington Post, 11-11-2007
     AM WASHINGTON –– Members of Congress have warned about the dangers of suitcase nuclear weapons. Hollywood has made television shows and movies about them.

Even the Federal Emergency Management Agency has alerted Americans to a threat _ information the White House includes on its Web site.

B >>>


      TEACHER SEX ABUSE CASES REVEAL PATTERNS
      Washington Post, 11-11-2007
     LEXINGTON, Neb. –– Back in August, the rumor around Lexington Middle School was that 25–year–old math teacher Kelsey Peterson had a boyfriend _ a 13–year–old former student. People had complained to administrators three months earlier that Peterson spent too much time hanging out with >>>


      THIEVES WITH BOUQUET ROB NYC WOMAN, 80
      Washington Post, 11-11-2007
     NEW YORK –– Robbers posed as flower deliverymen to get into an 80–year–old woman‘s apartment and steal at least $60,000 in savings her husband kept in cash, the victims and police said.

Two bouquet–toting bandits persuaded Carmen Nieves to open her door to them, she said Satu >>>


      UDALL TO RUN FOR DOMENICI‘S SENATE SEAT
      Washington Post, 11-11-2007
     SANTA FE, N.M., Nov. 10 –– Rep. Tom Udall (D–N.M.) will run for the Senate seat that will be vacated by Republican Pete V. Domenici, an aide to the congressman said Saturday.

"He‘s definitely running," Tom Nagle, Udall‘s chief of staff, told the Associated Press.

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      US MILITARY DEATHS IN IRAQ AT 3,861
      Washington Post, 11-11-2007
     7:37 PM –– As of Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007, at least 3,861 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes eight military civilians.

At least 3,146 died as a result of hostile action, according to the >>>


      BUSH, RICE DEFEND MUSHARRAF AS AN ALLY
      Washington Post, 11-11-2007
     By Michael AbramowitzWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, November 11, 2007; A13 CRAWFORD, Tex., Nov. 10 –– President Bush and his senior advisers offered Saturday perhaps their most extensive defense of Gen. Pervez Musharraf as an ally in the battle against Islamic extremists a week after the Pakistani presi >>>


      DEMOCRATS LEAVING NOTHING AND NO ONE TO CHANCE IN IOWA
      Washington Post, 11-11-2007
     Like hamburgers and family rooms, the Iowa caucuses are a lot bigger than they used to be.

Let‘s look at the Democrats. Collectively this year, the six major 2008 candidates have opened more than 100 campaign offices and hired at least 800 aides, according to an unofficial tally by the Iowa Democratic Par >>>


      DEMOCRATS SKEWER BUSH, GOP IN IOWA
      Washington Post, 11-11-2007
     11, 2007; A05 DES MOINES, Nov. 10 –– With thousands of cheering and chanting party activists in the audience, the Democratic presidential candidates took sharp aim at President Bush and the Republicans as they battled for advantage here Saturday night, less than eight weeks before the state‘s critical >>>


      HUCKABEE ON THE OFFENSIVE IN IOWA
      Washington Post, 11-11-2007
     By Perry Bacon Jr. and Michael D. ShearWashington Post Staff WritersSunday, November 11, 2007; A04 VINTON, Iowa –– If Mike Huckabee is right, the millions of dollars that his rivals for the White House have poured into their campaigns have been wasted.

Buoyed by polls that show him in second place a >>>


      NM REP. TOM UDALL TO RUN FOR SENATE
      Washington Post, 11-11-2007
     SANTA FE, N.M. –– Democratic Rep. Tom Udall who will run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Republican Pete Domenici, an aide to the congressman said Saturday.

"He‘s definitely running," Tom Nagle, Udall‘s chief of staff, told The Associated Press.

Udall will fo >>>


      VIETNAM MEMORIAL TURNS 25
      Washington Post, 11-11-2007
     By Michael E. RuaneWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, November 11, 2007; C01 Thousands of graying Vietnam veterans, many clad in jungle boots and old fatigues, marched down Constitution Avenue yesterday to mark the 25th anniversary of the dedication of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and to pay tribute to the more than 5 >>>


      $100 OIL TO PUT MYANMAR JUNTA OVER A BARREL AGAIN
      Washington Post, 11-11-2007
     BANGKOK (Reuters) – Oil was $72 a barrel in August when a budget crunch forced Myanmar‘s ruling generals to slash fuel subsidies, sparking protests that snowballed into the biggest anti–junta uprising in two decades.

Since then, crude prices have climbed 35 percent to near $100 a barrel, and w >>>


      3 AFGHAN POLICE KILLED IN VIOLENCE
      Washington Post, 11-11-2007
     KABUL, Afghanistan –– A suicide attacker on foot blew himself up near a NATO convoy in southern Afghanistan on Sunday, seriously wounding three civilians, while two separate attacks left three policeman dead elsewhere in the country, officials said.

Meanwhile, a service member with the U.S.–le >>>


      BHUTTO TRIES TO UNITE OPPOSITION WITH VISIT TO FIRED JUDGE
      Washington Post, 11-11-2007
     November 11, 2007; A20 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Nov. 10 –– Former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, emerging from a day of house arrest, attempted Saturday to unite two key strands of the country‘s fragmented opposition by visiting Pakistan‘s deposed chief justice in his barricaded home in the capital. >>>


      CHAD FREES PILOT HELD IN KIDNAP PLOT
      Washington Post, 11-11-2007
     N‘DJAMENA, Chad –– An ailing Belgian pilot charged with complicity in an alleged kidnapping attempt by a French charity working in Chad said Saturday he had no regrets about his role in transporting the group.

Chadian authorities released Jacques Wilmart on Friday, along with three Spanish fli >>>


      CHINA SAYS TOYS HAD TOXIC SUBSTANCE
      Washington Post, 11-11-2007
     PM BEIJING –– China‘s safety watchdog confirmed Saturday that toy beads recalled in the United States and Australia after sickening children contain a toxic substance.

The toys were made by the Wangqi Product Factory in Shenzhen, a city just over the border from Hong Kong, the General Administ >>>


      DEATH TOLL RISES TO 35 AT CHINA MINE
      Washington Post, 11-11-2007
     BEIJING –– Rescue workers recovered the last two bodies from a mine in southwest China, bringing the death toll from a gas leak to 35, state media reported Sunday.

Xinhua News Agency said the cause of the accident at the Qunli mine in Nayong county in Guizhou province Thursday was still under invest >>>


      EARTHQUAKE SCIENTIST AWARDED KYOTO PRIZE
      Washington Post, 11-11-2007
     TOKYO –– A California–based earthquake scientist, a Japanese chemist and a German choreographer have been awarded this year‘s Kyoto Prizes for achievement in the arts and sciences.

The Inamori Foundation, which announced the awards in June, presented each winner with a gold medal and $44 >>>


      EU, IRAN TO HOLD NUCLEAR TALKS THIS MONTH: REPORTS
      Washington Post, 11-11-2007
     TEHRAN (Reuters) – The European Union‘s top diplomat and Iran‘s chief nuclear negotiator agreed on Sunday to hold a new round of talks on Tehran‘s disputed atomic ambitions by the end of this month, Iranian news agencies said on Sunday.

European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana a >>>


      FORCED IRAQ POSTINGS ‘MAY BE NECESSARY‘
      Washington Post, 11-11-2007
     By Karen DeYoungWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, November 11, 2007; A1' Four days before a deadline for Foreign Service officers to volunteer to go to Iraq or face the prospect of being ordered there, the State Department notified employees yesterday that "about half" of 48 open assignments there for ne >>>


      FRENCH ENTHUSIASTS BATTLE TO SAVE U.S. WW2 PLANE
      Washington Post, 11-11-2007
     PARIS (Reuters) – A smashed–up veteran of several major World War Two battles, including the D–Day landings, could finally find salvation this week if Bosnian authorities at long last sign the necessary release papers.

The veteran in question is a rare Douglas C–47 plane with a remarkabl >>>


      GEORGIA LEADER: RESTRICTIONS TO END SOON
      Washington Post, 11-11-2007
     PM TBILISI, Georgia –– Georgia‘s president said Saturday he would not allow foreign pressure to determine when to end a state of emergency imposed this week, though he assured he would lift the restrictions soon.

President Mikhail Saakashvili‘s remarks came as a senior U.S. envoy headed >>>


      HONG KONG REFORMER RAPS BACK AT CRITICS
      Washington Post, 11-11-2007
     HONG KONG –– Say it loud. She‘s Chinese and she‘s proud. A 67–year–old Hong Kong politician responded to accusations of being unpatriotic by lip–synching to Cantopop star Scott Hui‘s "Proud to be Chinese" in a rap music video on Youtube.

Anson Chan, a pr >>>


      INDONESIA‘S KRAKATAU ROARS AND DAZZLES WITH FIREWORKS
      Washington Post, 11-11-2007
     SUNDA STRAIT, Indonesia (Reuters) – Indonesia‘s Anak Krakatau volcano lets out a massive roar as it blasts a gigantic cloud of smoke and flaming red rocks hundreds of meters into the night sky.

A few hours later, a river of lava and stones glowing like embers glide down the slopes of Mount Anak Krak >>>


      IRAN, PAKISTAN REACH GAS PIPELINE DEAL
      Washington Post, 11-11-2007
     TEHRAN, Iran –– Iran and Pakistan have reached a deal to build a multi–billion–dollar pipeline to transport natural gas between the two countries, Iranian state television reported Saturday.

The United States opposes the project because it fears it will weaken efforts to isolate Iran, wh >>>


      IRAQI LEADER SAYS BAGHDAD VIOLENCE DOWN
      Washington Post, 11-11-2007
     BAGHDAD –– The number of bombings and suicide attacks has dropped dramatically in the Iraqi capital, Prime Minister Nouri al–Maliki said Sunday, claiming sectarian violence "is closed now." Meanwhile, a roadside bomb missed a U.S. convoy in eastern Baghdad, killing a 12–year–old g >>>


      ISRAELI–PALESTINIAN TALKS HIT ROADBLOCK
      Washington Post, 11-11-2007
     RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) – Palestinian negotiators scrapped talks on Sunday before a peace conference this month, saying they were stopped at an Israeli checkpoint, and requested the preparatory discussions be moved abroad.

The incident came hours after Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas held out to >>>


      JAPAN‘S SACRED BLUEFIN, LOVED TOO MUCH
      Washington Post, 11-11-2007
     A01 TOKYO –– "Tuna cannot look like skinny Japanese women." So says Tsunenori Iida, and he ought to know. His family has been buying and selling tuna for seven generations here at the world‘s largest fish market. Six mornings a week for 43 years, Iida has been casting his eyes and running his >>>


      LEBANON DEFERS PRESIDENTIAL VOTE FOR A THIRD TIME
      Washington Post, 11-11-2007
     BEIRUT, Nov. 10 –– With just two weeks left before the president has to step down, Lebanon‘s parliament speaker on Saturday postponed presidential elections for the third time to give deadlocked rival factions more time to find a compromise candidate.

The 128–seat parliament, dominated b >>>


      LEFTIST TURK LEADS IN SLOVENIA PRESIDENTIAL RACE
      Washington Post, 11-11-2007
     LJUBLJANA (Reuters) – Leftist Danilo Turk took a clear lead in Slovenia‘s presidential runoff on Sunday, winning some 6' percent of the votes, according to exit polls shown on two national TV stations.

Conservative Lojze Peterle, backed by most of the centre–right government, had some 30 p >>>


      MALAYSIA POLICE FIRE TEAR GAS AT PROTEST
      Washington Post, 11-11-2007
     2007; ':55 PM KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia –– Police fired tear gas Saturday to disperse hundreds of activists demanding electoral reforms in Malaysia‘s biggest anti–government street protests in nearly a decade.

The demonstrators were stopped by a police cordon near a mosque in central Ku >>>


      MUSHARRAF PLANS FOR ELECTION BY JANUARY '
      Washington Post, 11-11-2007
     ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan‘s National Assembly and provincial assemblies will be dissolved in the coming days in order that a general election can take place before January ', President Pervez Musharraf said on Sunday.

Having declared emergency rule and suspended the constitution a week ago, >>>


      MUSHARRAF PLANS FOR PAKISTAN ELECTION
      Washington Post, 11-11-2007
     ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan‘s President Pervez Musharraf said on Sunday a general election would be held by January ' but under a state of emergency he imposed eight days ago.

Musharraf, under pressure from rivals and Western allies to put nuclear–armed Pakistan back on a path to democr >>>


      MUSHARRAF: ELECTIONS SHOULD BE ON TIME
      Washington Post, 11-11-2007
     –– ISLAMABAD, Pakistan _ Pakistan‘s military ruler said Sunday that parliamentary elections should be held on schedule, but that a state of emergency would stay in place to ensure that the polls were free and transparent.

"We should have elections before the 'th of January," Pres >>>


      N. IRELAND‘S UDA RENOUNCES VIOLENCE
      Washington Post, 11-11-2007
     DUBLIN, Ireland –– A major Northern Ireland paramilitary group, the Ulster Defense Association, announced Sunday it was formally renouncing violence, but offered no immediate pledge to disarm.

The outlawed UDA, which has an estimated 3,000 members across hardline parts of Northern Ireland, has loose >>>


      N.IRISH GUERRILLA GROUP TO STAND DOWN ARMED UNITS
      Washington Post, 11-11-2007
     DUBLIN (Reuters) – Northern Ireland‘s largest Protestant paramilitary group said on Sunday it would stand down its active units from midnight and put its weaponry beyond use.

The Ulster Defence Association (UDA) said in a statement read at a parade in Belfast that all of its active armed service Uls >>>


      PAKISTAN NUCLEAR SECURITY QUESTIONED
      Washington Post, 11-11-2007
     By Joby WarrickWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, November 11, 2007; A01 When the United States learned in 2001 that Pakistani scientists had shared nuclear secrets with members of al–Qaeda, an alarmed Bush administration responded with tens of millions of dollars worth of equipment such as intrusion detectors an >>>


      PAKISTANI LEADER CALLS FOR JANUARY POLLS
      Washington Post, 11-11-2007
     PM ISLAMABAD, Pakistan –– Pakistan‘s military ruler said Sunday elections would be held by January but refused to set a time limit on emergency rule that has suspended citizens‘ rights, claiming it was essential for fighting terrorism and ensuring a free and fair vote.

Opposition leader >>>


      POLICE RAID GOV OFFICES IN OLMERT PROBE
      Washington Post, 11-11-2007
     JERUSALEM –– More than 100 Israeli police investigators raided government buildings and private offices Sunday in connection with criminal probes of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, a police spokesman said.

The investigators were searching for evidence related to three separate investigations of Olmert, >>>


      RICE URGES PAKISTAN TO END STATE OF EMERGENCY
      Washington Post, 11-11-2007
     AM WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Sunday called on President Pervez Musharraf to end the state of emergency in Pakistan but said the United States would not abandon a key ally in fighting extremism.

Pledges by Musharraf to shed his army uniform and hold elections by early Ja >>>


      RUSSIAN OIL TANKER BREAKS UP OFF CRIMEA
      Washington Post, 11-11-2007
     MOSCOW (Reuters) – A severe storm broke a small Russian oil tanker in two off the Ukrainian port of Kerch on Sunday, spilling up to 2,000 tonnes of fuel oil in what a Russian official said was an "environmental disaster." The same storm in the Black Sea and Azov Sea also sank four freighters, three carry >>>


      RUSSIAN TANKER SPILLS OIL INTO BLACK SEA
      Washington Post, 11-11-2007
     MOSCOW –– A Russian oil tanker broke in two in a storm in the Black Sea Sunday, spilling some 2,200 tons of fuel oil into the Kerch Strait and posing a serious environmental problem, officials said.

The tanker, Volganeft–13', broke about 3 miles from the shore. "This problem will take >>>


      SIX U.S. TROOPS KILLED IN AMBUSH IN AFGHANISTAN
      Washington Post, 11-11-2007
     By Jason StraziusoAssociated PressSunday, November 11, 2007; A23 KABUL, Nov. 10 –– Insurgents ambushed and killed six U.S. troops walking in the mountains of eastern Afghanistan on Friday –– the most lethal attack this year against American forces in the country.

Three Afghan soldiers we >>>


      SLOVENIA SET TO ELECT LEFTIST PRESIDENT IN RUNOFF
      Washington Post, 11-11-2007
     LJUBLJANA (Reuters) – Slovenians voting in the presidential runoff on Sunday are expected to elect Danilo Turk, extending the post–communist tradition in the small but wealthy European Union member of picking left–wing heads of state.

Turk, a law professor and former diplomat supported by the >>>


      SOUTH KOREAN WORKERS CLASH WITH POLICE
      Washington Post, 11-11-2007
     SEOUL, South Korea –– Tens of thousands of South Korean farmers and workers clashed with riot police Sunday at a massive rally against a free trade agreement with the United States.

Some protesters fought with riot police wearing helmets and shields, attacking them with the sticks, throwing stones a >>>


      SPANIARDS BACK KING FOR TELLING CHAVEZ TO SHUT UP
      Washington Post, 11-11-2007
     MADRID (Reuters) – Even Spaniards normally critical of the royal family backed King Juan Carlos on Sunday for telling Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to shut up, but some voiced concerns the monarchy was getting too involved in politics.

The king‘s flare–up at the Ibero American summit follow >>>



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