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      A HOMELESS MAN...
      Kathimerin, 27-12-2007
     THANASSIS DIMOPOULOS/EUROKINISSI A homeless man eats a Christmas meal at the City of Athens homeless shelter on Tuesday as immigrant children play behind him. The shelter offered a turkey meal, sweets and clothing to the homeless and low–income families on Christmas Day and will be repeating the event on New Year’ >>>


      BLACKMAIL CHARGES LAID
      Kathimerin, 27-12-2007
     Suspect denies allegations she was threatening Zachopoulos over ‘affair’ The woman accused of blackmailing former Culture Ministry General Secretary Christos Zachopoulos and driving him to suicide is due to be taken to Korydallos Prison today after a magistrate decided she should be kept in custody pending a trial that >>>


      CASINO CASH SAFE AFTER HEISTERS’ GAMBLE FAILS
      Kathimerin, 27-12-2007
     Three armed robbers opened fire on a security van carrying cash from the Mont Parnes casino on Monday afternoon but fled the scene empty–handed, police said yesterday.

The armored vehicle was descending Mount Parnitha, northwest of Athens, when the would–be thieves started shooting at it. However, t >>>


      COURT RULING REINS IN UNIONISTS
      Kathimerin, 27-12-2007
     Unionists have criticized a Supreme Court decision that says employers can dismiss union representatives if they have acted in a way that targets the company specifically rather than supporting worker rights.

The court ruling, published earlier this week, found that the dismissal of a union representative was n >>>


      HEALTH OF CHURCH LEADER WORSENS
      Kathimerin, 27-12-2007
     Doctors have put Archbishop Christodoulos, who is suffering from liver and stomach cancer, under close watch after the sudden deterioration in his health over Christmas.

Sources told Kathimerini that the head of the Church of Greece has started displaying frequent lapses in memory and that his liver has almost >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 27-12-2007
     SUSPECT ESCAPES Police in Athens launch search for Iraqi man awaiting trial for stealing Police in Athens were yesterday looking for a 40–year–old Iraqi man who escaped from custody while awaiting trial on charges of theft. It was not immediately clear how the suspect evaded his guards. Under Greek law, the >>>


      PARENTS MISS OUT ON STORY TIME
      Kathimerin, 27-12-2007
     Six in 10 parents feel that they do not devote enough time to reading stories to their children, even though more than '0 percent of them believe that it has a positive effect on youngsters and is an important part of their upbringing.

These are the results of a survey of parents of children aged 3 to 5 tha >>>


      THE MALIAKOS GULF...
      Kathimerin, 27-12-2007
     EUROKINISI Cars were backed up for a number of kilometers at the Maliakos Gulf, near Lamia in central Greece, yesterday as holidaymakers headed back to Athens after the Christmas break during which 25 people were killed in crashes.

A number of police officers were on hand to help by diverting cars to an alterna >>>


      TWO INJURED IN FAMILY ROW
      Kathimerin, 27-12-2007
     A teenager and a 30–year–old man were hospitalized in western Athens yesterday suffering from serious knife wounds after a row broke out between the two over the boy’s mother, police said.

Shortly after midnight on Tuesday night, the man appeared intoxicated at his girlfriend’s home in the western s >>>


      632 MILLIARDS ONT ÉTÉ INVESTIS Ŕ L‘ÉTRANGER
      Le Temps, 27-12-2007
     BNS. Nouveau record pour l‘année 2006. Le Temps Jeudi 27 décembre 2007 Les investissements directs suisses ŕ l‘étranger ont établi un nouveau record en 2006, ŕ 88 milliards de francs, selon les chiffres publiés il y a quelques jours par la Banque nationale suisse. Le pr >>>


      ABB A REFUSÉ DES CONTRATS POUR PLUSIEURS CENTAINES DE MILLIONS
      Le Temps, 27-12-2007
     GOUVERNANCE. Le groupe applique depuis un an un code de conduite qui l‘am';ne ŕ renoncer réguli';rement ŕ des projets importants.

Le Temps Jeudi 27 décembre 2007 ABB a refusé l‘an dernier de conclure des contrats totalisant «plusieurs centaines de milli >>>


      ANNÉE RECORD POUR LES ENCHČRES
      Le Temps, 27-12-2007
     Un oeuf de Fabergé est vendu aux ench';res. Les ventes de Christie´s ont progressé de 36%.Photo: Keystone Agrandir l‘image VENTES. Les volumes atteignent des montants inégalés au terme d‘une année qui les a vus croître de 36% en moyenne. Conséquence de l‘ >>>


      CE QU‘ILS ATTENDENT DE 2008 (2). «L‘ANNÉE AGRICOLE DEVRAIT ĘTRE BONNE»
      Le Temps, 27-12-2007
     INDUSTRIE ALIMENTAIRE. L‘organisation regroupant 350 coopératives agricoles passera le cap des 5 milliards de chiffre d‘affaires en 2008. Fenaco emploie 7500 personnes en Suisse.

Willy Boder Jeudi 27 décembre 2007 Le climat l‘an prochain? «Duquel parlez–vous? Il y en a tr >>>


      COUP DUR POUR LA PLAGNE ET LES ARCS EN DÉBUT D‘HIVER
      Le Temps, 27-12-2007
     TOURISME. La fermeture de Paradiski co$';tera pr';s du quart des recettes. Pierre–Alexandre Sallier Jeudi 27 décembre 2007 Paradiski, l‘immense domaine skiable constitué par la réunion des stations savoyardes des Arcs et de La Plagne, entre au purgatoire pour toute la saison. Le >>>


      DE LA ROUTINE Ŕ L‘AUDACE, LES BONS BAISERS DU CONSEIL FÉDÉRAL
      Le Temps, 27-12-2007
     «Zwei Kinder in Winterlandschaft» d´Albert Anker, la carte de voeux envoyée par Christoph Blocher.Photo: DR TRADITION. Que refl';tent les cartes de vśux des conseillers fédéraux? Entre classicisme absolu, manque d‘imagination ou hardiesse, promenade dans le monde des vśux mini >>>


      DES CYSTITES DUES Ŕ DES BACTÉRIES «DORMANTES»
      Le Temps, 27-12-2007
     ETUDE. Des colonies intracellulaires seraient responsables d‘infections urinaires ŕ répétition.

Paul Benkimoun, Le Monde Jeudi 27 décembre 2007 Pr';s de 5% de la population féminine fait des infections urinaires (cystites).

Le taux de rechute est de 44% au cours d >>>


      EQUITATION. A LA RENCONTRE DES CHEVAUX HYPOALLERGÉNIQUES
      Le Temps, 27-12-2007
     RACE. Venu des Etats–Unis, le Curly pourrait représenter une belle opportunité pour des cavaliers allergiques toujours plus nombreux.

Julie Conti, Avignon, Photos: Eddy Mottaz Jeudi 27 décembre 2007 Les personnes allergiques peuvent envisager l‘année 2008 dans l‘allégr >>>


      GENČVE: LE SYNDICAT DE LA POLICE A PEUR DES RADARS
      Le Temps, 27-12-2007
     GENEVE. L‘association clame que l‘augmentation de moyens en faveur de la lutte contre la criminalité routi';re «renforce l‘image détestable du gendarme».

Un élu socialiste s‘en indigne. Cynthia Gani Jeudi 27 décembre 2007 La police genevoise aurait >>>


      IL FAUT TROUVER DES HÉLICOPTČRES POUR LE DARFOUR, MAIS LES ETATS NE SONT PAS PRESSÉS
      Le Temps, 27-12-2007
     Timothy E. Wirth, président de la Fondation des Nations unies, en appelle ŕ la mise en śuvre de la force de maintien de la paix au Darfour, toujours pas déployée cinq mois apr';s la décision de sa création par le Conseil de sécurité.

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      ISRAËL TENTE DE CONVAINCRE LES ÉMIGRÉS ISRAÉLIENS DE RENTRER AU PAYS
      Le Temps, 27-12-2007
     PROCHE–ORIENT. Face ŕ la baisse de l‘immigration, le gouvernement est pręt ŕ établir un syst';me de conversion au judaďsme moins pesant.

Serge Dumont, Tel–Aviv Jeudi 27 décembre 2007 «On n‘est jamais aussi bien qu‘ŕ la maison.» >>>


      KIOSQUE: EN CETTE FIN 2007, JOURNAUX ET MAGAZINES FONT LE BILAN DE L‘ANNÉE ÉCOULÉE, DU PLUS SÉRIEUX AU PLUS ANECDOTIQUE. LES HIT–PARADES DES 12 DERNIERS MOIS
      Le Temps, 27-12-2007
     Kiosque: en cette fin 2007, journaux et magazines font le bilan de l‘année écoulée, du plus sérieux au plus anecdotique.

Caroline Stevan et Angélique Mounier–Khun Jeudi 27 décembre 2007 L‘homme de l‘année, le meilleur film, le roman le plus exaltant, la >>>


      KRUG, DES BULLES DE LUXE
      Le Temps, 27-12-2007
     GOUT. Il a travaillé plus de quarante ans pour une des plus prestigieuses marques de champagne. Aujourd‘hui ŕ la retraite, Rémi Krug partage ses émotions et ses réflexions.

Patricia Briel Jeudi 27 décembre 2007 Qu‘ont donc en commun la reine m';re d‘Anglet >>>


      L‘ARCHITECTE QUI A BOULEVERSÉ LES UNIS
      Le Temps, 27-12-2007
     Charles Kleiber. Il «pousse les gens ŕ sauter de la falaise sans parachute, en les convainquant qu´ils en trouveront un en vol», dit de lui le patron de l´EPFL, Patrick Aebischer. Photo: Keystone • Charles Kleiber quitte le Secrétariat d‘Etat ŕ l‘éducation et ŕ la recherche >>>


      L‘AVIS DE L‘EXPERTE. LA SUISSE DOIT–ELLE RENONCER Ŕ ORGANISER LES JEUX OLYMPIQUES D‘HIVER?
      Le Temps, 27-12-2007
     Il faut trouver des hélicopt';res pour le Darfour, mais les Etats ne sont pas pressés La chronique. La b$';che du chanoine ECLAIRAGES Le Temps I Article La Suisse doit–elle renoncer ŕ organiser les Jeux olympiques d‘hiver?

Swiss Olympic a renoncé ŕ une candida >>>


      L‘INGÉNIEUR SOCIAL ET L‘AMI DE LA SCIENCE
      Le Temps, 27-12-2007
     François Modoux Jeudi 27 décembre 2007 La communauté scientifique prend tardivement la mesure detout ce que le secrétaire d‘Etat ŕ l‘éducation et ŕ la recherche Charles Kleiber a apporté ŕ ce pays. A l‘heure du bilan, il est frappant d‘entendre les act >>>


      LA CFB ANALYSERA LES AMORTISSEMENTS DE UBS
      Le Temps, 27-12-2007
     «SUBPRIME». Le surveillant des banques veut savoir «comment on en est arrivé lŕ».

Le Temps Jeudi 27 décembre 2007 La Commission fédérale des banques (CFB) décortiquera la façon dont UBS (UBSN.VX) a été amenée ŕ amortir quelque 16 mil >>>


      LA CHINE DÉFINIT SA STRATÉGIE POUR ASSURER SA SÉCURITÉ ÉNERGÉTIQUE
      Le Temps, 27-12-2007
     LIVRE BLANC. Le géant asiatique dépendra du charbon pendant longtemps encore, malgré la pollution, et poursuivra sa quęte de l‘or noir ŕ l‘étranger.

Ram Etwareea Jeudi 27 décembre 2007 S‘engager dans un dialogue international pour assurer l‘approvisionn >>>


      LA CHRONIQUE. LA BŰCHE DU CHANOINE
      Le Temps, 27-12-2007
     La chronique. François Gross Jeudi 27 décembre 2007 L‘Elysée n‘est que son pied–ŕ–terre. Nicolas Sarkozy arpente la plan';te comme d‘autres un arrondissement. Boulimique du voyage, le président français déconcerte ses concitoyens par les décla >>>


      LA JOIE DE LA CONNAISSANCE
      Le Temps, 27-12-2007
     Cette semaine s‘ach';ve le mandat de Charles Kleiber comme secrétaire d‘Etat au service de l‘éducation et de la recherche. Voici son discours «testamentaire», plein d‘optimisme et d‘ouverture, qu‘il a prononcé cet automne pour la cérémonie >>>


      LA JUSTICE TCHADIENNE CONDAMNE LES MEMBRES DE L‘ARCHE DE ZOÉ Ŕ 8 ANS DE TRAVAUX FORCÉS
      Le Temps, 27-12-2007
     Eric Breteau et Emilie Lelouch entourés de deux de leurs avocats, dont Gilbert Collard (ŕ droite).Photo: Keystone TCHAD. Le verdict de la Cour criminelle surprend par l‘absence de distinction entre les six accusés.

Maria Malagardis, envoyée spéciale ŕ N‘Djamena, avec AF >>>


      LA SYDNEY HOBART, ICÔNE DE L‘ÉTÉ AUSTRAL
      Le Temps, 27-12-2007
     Wild Oats XI longeant la côte tasmanienne. Lors de l´édition 1''8, une violente tempęte avait décimé la flotte, provoquant le naufrage de 55 voiliers et la mort de six marins.Photo: Keystone VOILE. De croisi';re paisible de lendemain de Noël, la compétition ŕ >>>


      LA VIE DES AUTRES
      Le Temps, 27-12-2007
     Les nouveaux riches chinois, leur nouveau truc, pour montrer leur nouvelle richesse, ce n‘est plus leur nouveau 4x4, ni męme leur nouvelle Ferrari, non. Leur nouvelle idée, c‘est de s‘acheter un petit avion (voire un gros).

Signe des temps nouveaux, certains vendeurs d‘avions s >>>


      LE DR FUENTES ASPIRE AU PRIX NOBEL
      Le Temps, 27-12-2007
     Le sulfureux médecin espagnol Eufemiano Fuentes, au cśur du réseau de dopage sanguin démantelé au printemps 2006 dans le cyclisme professionnel, r';gle ses comptes dans un entretien ŕ l‘hebdomadaire allemand Stern, ŕ paraître aujourd‘hui: «Le sport de hau >>>


      LE FARDEAU DU KOSOVO PČSERA LOURD SUR LA PRÉSIDENCE SLOVČNE
      Le Temps, 27-12-2007
     UNION EUROPEENNE. Le parlement serbe doit voter une résolution menaçant de rompre les pourparlers en cas d‘indépendance du Kosovo.

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      LE MARCHÉ DES ENCHČRES FLAMBE GR'4;CE AUX PAYS ÉMERGENTS
      Le Temps, 27-12-2007
     VENTES. Des chiffres record sont atteints avec les acheteurs venus de Russie, d‘Inde et de Chine.

Le Temps Jeudi 27 décembre 2007 Champagne pour les sociétés d‘ench';res! Leurs ventes atteignent des chiffres record pour la deuxi';me année consécutive. L&lsquo >>>


      LES GÉNIS DE AL FINANCE (1/5). LE FILS DE PAYSAN QUI CRÉA L‘INDICE DOW JONES
      Le Temps, 27-12-2007
     Fonds placement Marchés Economie Carri';res Immobilier Samedi culturel Disques Livres Multimédia Photos Vidéos Dessins Blogs Forums Dossiers Archives Revue de presse Newsletters Hors–séries Netvibes Flux RSS Edition PDF Edition ePaper Espace abonnés Boutique Events SMSAnnonces WebA >>>


      LES QUELQUES KILOMČTRES DE RAIL QUI ONT ARRIMÉ LES MONTAGNES NEUCH'4;TELOISES AU MONDE
      Le Temps, 27-12-2007
     NEUCHATEL. Le destin de la ligne ferroviaire qui relie Neuchâtel, La Chaux–de–Fonds et Le Locle analysé dans un récent ouvrage.

Pierre–Emmanuel Buss Jeudi 27 décembre 2007 Une révolution juste apr';s la Révolution. La construction de la ligne de chemin de >>>


      OSCAR PETERSON, LA GAMME SUPÉRIEURE
      Le Temps, 27-12-2007
     Oscar Peterson en pleine sc';ne du 3'';me Montreux Jazz Festival en juillet 2005. Photo: Keystone HOMMAGE. Le pianiste canadien est mort ŕ 82 ans, le 23 décembre. Son jeu avait passé sur toute l‘histoire du jazz moderne.

Arnaud Robert Jeudi 27 décembre 2007 Est&ndas >>>


      PARENTS SOUP'';ONNÉS D‘AVOIR TUÉ LEURS JUMEAUX
      Le Temps, 27-12-2007
     ZURICH. Le garçon et la fille de 7 ans morts lundi ont probablement été étouffés.

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      PIERRE IMHOF: «LA PLUPART DES BÉNÉFICIAIRES DE L‘AIDE D‘URGENCE FINISSENT PAR Y RENONCER»
      Le Temps, 27-12-2007
     Pierre Imhof: «Mes états d´âme importent peu dans l´accomplissement de la mission confiée ŕ la Fareas.»Photo: Keystone VAUD. Pierre Imhof, directeur de la Fondation vaudoise pour l‘accueil des requérants, revient sur les conséquences des nouvelles législations sur l&lsq >>>


      QUELQUES PAROLES FINALES
      Le Temps, 27-12-2007
     La mécanique politique helvétique selon Charles Kleiber. Nicolas Dufour Jeudi 27 décembre 2007 • Changement au Conseil fédéral: «Lorsque Christoph Blocher a été bouté hors du gouvernement, des cris de joie ont retenti au Secrétariat d‘Etat ŕ l‘éduc >>>


      QUESTIONS Ŕ GEORGES–ANDRÉ CARREL. «FEDERER EST PORTEUR DE SENS. IL REMET L‘AUTHENTICITÉ AU CŚUR DU SPORT»
      Le Temps, 27-12-2007
     Les dix nominés Le Dr Fuentes aspire au Prix Nobel Equitation. A la rencontre des chevaux hypoallergéniques SPORT Le Temps I Article «Federer est porteur de sens. Il remet l‘authenticité au cśur du sport» Questions ŕ Georges–André Carrel, directeur du service des spo >>>


      QUOI DE NEUF. POUR LA LIBERTÉ DE LA PRESSE
      Le Temps, 27-12-2007
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      REPČRE. ET LE PRIX DES MAISONS BAISSE, BAISSE
      Le Temps, 27-12-2007
     Rep';re. Jean–Claude Péclet Jeudi 27 décembre 2007 Apr';s les injections massives de liquidités par les autorités monétaires et la recapitalisation des banques les plus secouées par la crise hypothécaire, la situation semble se détendre sur ce front.

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      RSVP. PLACES Ŕ PART AU DÎNER
      Le Temps, 27-12-2007
     RSVP. Sylviane Roche Jeudi 27 décembre 2007 En me retrouvant plusieurs fois ŕ côté de mon mari, j‘ai constaté qu‘on n‘applique plus la r';gle, apprise dans ma jeunesse, de séparer les couples mariés ŕ table. Qu‘en pensez–vous?

Anne&nd >>>


      RÉTROSPECTIVES 2007 (4/5). LE SOUFFLE VOLCANIQUE DE LA RUE
      Le Temps, 27-12-2007
     THEATRE. Baratineurs de terrain vague et retraités férus des trains miniatures consacrent le triomphe des petites gens.

Alexandre Demidoff Jeudi 27 décembre 2007 Et si c‘était un antidote au mélodrame de Nicolas Sarkozy, ŕ la baguette «Walt Disney» d‘un dram >>>


      SARKOZY CLÔT AVEC FRACAS SON ANNÉE «BLING–BLING»
      Le Temps, 27-12-2007
     FRANCE. En vacances avec Carla Bruni, le président domine jusqu‘au bout l‘actualité de 2007. Son style a marqué le paysage politique français.

Sylvain Besson, Paris Jeudi 27 décembre 2007 Un Noël au soleil, dans un grand hôtel, au bras d‘un top model. Ce n&ls >>>


      TOKYO ET PÉKIN AVANCENT SUR LE CHEMIN DE LA RÉCONCILIATION
      Le Temps, 27-12-2007
     DIPLOMATIE. Le premier ministre nippon rencontre le chef d‘Etat chinois. Des tensions persistent. Angélique Mounier–Kuhn Jeudi 27 décembre 2007 Yasuo Fukuda, premier ministre du Japon, entame ce jeudi, et pour quatre jours, sa premi';re visite officielle en Chine. Il doit y rencontrer le se >>>


      UNE SOIRÉE CHEZ... (2/5). CHANDER, LES BATTEMENTS DU MASALA
      Le Temps, 27-12-2007
     En 1'85, un passeur le largue ŕ Sion. Vingt ans apr';s, le Pendjabi g';re un bistrot sans carte mais plein d‘amis, qui lui permet d‘aider les enfants des bidonvilles de Delhi.

Xavier Filliez Jeudi 27 décembre 2007 Le Maharajah cache bien son jeu. La devanture est modest >>>


      WARREN BUFFETT S‘OFFRE UN CONGLOMÉRAT Ŕ 4,5 MILLIARDS DE DOLLARS POUR NOËL
      Le Temps, 27-12-2007
     ACQUISITION. Le milliardaire d‘Omaha acquiert 60% du conglomérat industriel Marmon, propriété des Pritzker, la richissime famille de Chicago. Ce sera le plus gros rachat de Berkshire Hathaway en dehors du secteur des assurances.

Myret Zaki Jeudi 27 décembre 2007 «Cette année >>>


      EGYPTIAN BANK EYES INVESTMENT IN BAHRAIN, QATAR
      Arab News, 27-12-2007
     Reuters CAIRO, 27 December 2007 Egyptian investment bank Naeem Holding is seeking investment opportunities in Bahrain and Qatar as part of a regional expansion plan in 2008, a company official told Reuters yesterday.

Basem El–Shawy, Naeems director of investment relations, said detailed plans will be anno >>>


      EMAAR GETS APPROVAL FOR 10 PERCENT SHARE BUYBACK
      Arab News, 27-12-2007
     Reuters DUBAI, 27 December 2007 Emaar Properties, the largest Arab developer by market value, won approval from the UAE stock market regulator to buy back up to 10 percent of its shares, which have underperformed the market this year.

Shares of Emaar have rallied 10.6 percent this week, including a 2.03 percent >>>


      INCREASE IN REBAR PRICE IN KINGDOM MERELY &#8216;ARTIFICIAL&#8217;, CONTRACTORS SAY
      Arab News, 27-12-2007
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Increase in Rebar Price in Kingdom Merely Artificial, Contractors Say Arab News

RIYADH, 27 December 2007 Prices of rebar, a steel reinforcing rod used in concrete, has gone up in the Kingdom amid a booming construction industry, with distributors claiming that the r >>>


      ISTITHMAR SELLS NY PROPERTY FOR $1.15 BILLION
      Arab News, 27-12-2007
     Reuters DUBAI, 27 December 2007 Dubais Istithmar said yesterday it had sold 230 Park Avenue to a group including a fund managed by Goldman Sachs Group for $1.15 billion, its second New York property sale in less than two months.

The Dubai state investment agency planned to sell some properties in London and New >>>


      KUWAITI PARLIAMENT PASSES BILL TO CUT TAX ON FOREIGN FIRMS&#8217; PROFITS
      Arab News, 27-12-2007
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Kuwaiti Parliament Passes Bill to Cut Tax on Foreign Firms Profits Agencies

KUWAIT CITY, 27 December 2007 Kuwaits parliament passed a law yesterday slashing tax on net profits of foreign companies to 15 percent from 55 percent in a bid to attract more investment fro >>>


      SABIC, STC SEND SAUDI INDEX HIGHER
      Arab News, 27-12-2007
     Querubin J. Mi?as, Arab News JEDDAH, 27 December 2007 In only a three–day trading activity after the Eid holidays, Saudi Arabias Tadawul All Share Index ended higher yesterday, led by Saudi Basic Industries Corp. (SABIC) and Saudi Telecom Co.

SABIC gained 0.88 percent and STC 3.85 percent. The benchmark r >>>


      UAE PLANS TO REVISE IPO PRICING POLICIES
      Arab News, 27-12-2007
     Reuters DUBAI, 27 December 2007 The United Arab Emirates said future initial public offerings (IPOs) could be priced through a book–building process for the first time, a move that may encourage more family–owned businesses to sell shares.

IPOs in the second–largest Arab economy have tradition >>>


      A PILGRIM’S THOUGHTS — 2: CHANGING SCENES AND FACILITIES
      Arab News, 27-12-2007
     Adil Salahi, Arab News Having had a little rest in our hotel after arriving in Makkah, we proceed to do the Umrah, as we are following the tamattu’ method of pilgrimage, which is the one preferred and recommended by the Prophet (peace be upon him). It involves doing the Umrah on arrival in Makkah, releasing yourself fro >>>


      A PILGRIM’S THOUGHTS — 3: PERFORMING ALL RITUALS OF HAJ WITH EASE AND DEDICATION
      Arab News, 27-12-2007
     Adil Salahi, Arab News Those days that followed our arrival in Makkah were extremely pleasant. Like the time of my first pilgrimage 40 years ago, we feel in a totally different world. It is a pleasant world where all people have a definite preoccupation, aiming to make the best use of their time. We go to the Haram, or >>>


      A PILGRIM’S THOUGHTS: WHERE TO START THE IHRAAM?
      Arab News, 27-12-2007
     Adil Salahi, Arab News Long it has been since I offered the pilgrimage. I come from a far away country and things back home have not been well generally. My only previous pilgrimage was a great experience that gave me much spiritual fulfilment on which I could draw even many years later. Since then I have always yearned >>>


      PILGRIMAGE WHEN ONE IS TOO WEAK
      Arab News, 27-12-2007
     Adil Salahi, Arab News Q. A woman is eager to do the pilgrimage but she is too weak to undertake the journey. She has pain in her legs and feet, and she is overweight.

She finds walking very tiring. Can she send someone to do the pilgrimage on her behalf, considering that she has not yet performed her duty pilg >>>


      THE PROPHET AS A MAN: SPEAKING OF HIS BROTHERS
      Arab News, 27-12-2007
     Adil Salahi, Arab News Abu Hurayrah reports that the Prophet (peace be upon him) went one day to the graveyard. «As he arrived there, he said: ‘Peace be to you, in this dwelling place of believers. We will join you as God wills. I wish I could see my brothers.’ People who were with him said: ‘Messenger of God! Are >>>


      THE PROPHET AS A MAN: THE SPECIAL POSITION OF EARLY MUSLIM GENERATIONS
      Arab News, 27-12-2007
     Adil Salahi, Arab News The companions of the Prophet (peace be upon him) were exemplary in their commitment to Islam. They realized the great change in their lives as a result of embracing Islam and living according to its teachings. When they compared their life under Islam with how they lived before it, they felt that >>>


      TREACHERY OF GREAT MAGNITUDE
      Arab News, 27-12-2007
     Commentary by Sayyid Qutb In the name of God, the Lord of Grace, the Most Merciful He brought down from their strongholds those of the people of earlier revelations who aided them, casting terror in their hearts: some you slew, and some you took captive.

And He passed on to you their land, their houses and thei >>>


      UNNECESSARY HOSTILITY
      Arab News, 27-12-2007
     Commentary by Sayyid Qutb In the name of God, the Lord of Grace, the Most Merciful God turned back the unbelievers in all their rage and fury; they gained no advantage. He spared the believers the need to fight. God is Most Powerful, Almighty. (The Confederates Al–Ahzab: 33: 25) When Islam arrived in Madinah, the >>>


      AIR SURCHARGE ON ZAMZAM ANGERS EGYPTIAN PILGRIMS
      Arab News, 27-12-2007
     Galal Fakkar, Arab News JEDDAH, 27 December 2007 Egyptian pilgrims returning home are upset at new EgyptAir luggage rules which treat Zamzam cans as part of passengers normal baggage weight allowance. The new rules mean many pilgrims have been caught offguard and are having to pay SR18 for every kilogram of extra weight >>>


      BE POLITE TO PILGRIMS, COMMISSION MEMBERS TOLD
      Arab News, 27-12-2007
     Yousuf Muhammad, Arab News MADINAH, 27 December 2007 Members of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice have been praised for their politeness while dealing with pilgrims visiting various historical sites in Madinah.

Abdullah Al–Zahrani, head of the commissions Madinah branch, sa >>>


      COLD SNAP DRIVES FIREWOOD PRICES UP IN YANBU
      Arab News, 27-12-2007
     Muhammad Al–Homaid, Arab News YANBU, 27 December 2007 With winter fully under way in the Kingdom, firewood is considered a valuable source of heating. Although modern means of heating are available, many people enjoy making wood fires at desert locations and guesthouses.

However, due to an extra cold wint >>>


      DAWA WORK STRONG IN TAIWAN
      Arab News, 27-12-2007
     K.S. Ramkumar, Arab News Members of Taiwans Haj mission with their leader Yunus Ma Chou–Shien, standing 6th from left, with Sheng–tsung Yang, on his left, at a reception hosted in Jeddah on Tuesday night. (AN photo)

JEDDAH, 27 December 2007 Several international Dawa workers are active in Taiwan spr >>>


      IISJ HEADMASTER DIES
      Arab News, 27-12-2007
     Arab News JEDDAH, 27 December 2007 Dr. Syed Badrussalam, 57, headmaster of VI–VIII Block at the International Indian School–Jeddah (Boys Section), died of heart attack in Makkah yesterday. He had gone there to meet his relatives.

Funeral prayers will be held today at the Grand Mosque in Makkah after >>>


      QATIF MAN ADMITS TO KILLING FATHER
      Arab News, 27-12-2007
     Arab News DAMMAM, 27 December 2007 A 23–year–old man has admitted to setting on fire the family home in Qatif that killed his 73–year–old father and seriously injured his 58–year–old mother, Al–Watan reported yesterday.

The man, who was drunk at the time, set the home o >>>


      S. LEONE ENVOY&#8217;S HOME BURGLED
      Arab News, 27-12-2007
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S. Leone Envoys Home Burgled Javid Hassan, Arab News

RIYADH, 27 December 2007 Burglars have not even spared Sierra Leones Ambassador Emadedin Tejansie, whose house in Al–Mursalat district here was burgled Tuesday night and property worth over SR100,000, beside >>>


      SAUDI EMBASSIES CAN ISSUE DEPENDENT VISAS TO DOCTORS
      Arab News, 27-12-2007
     P.K. Abdul Ghafour, Arab News JEDDAH, 27 December 2007 Wives and children of doctors working in the Kingdom can now obtain entry visas from Saudi embassies abroad, according to a circular issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Up till now foreign doctors like other expatriates had to stay in long queues at >>>


      SAUDI EXPORTS TO REACH RECORD HIGH OF $240BN IN &#8217;07
      Arab News, 27-12-2007
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Saudi Exports to Reach Record High of $240bn in 07 P.K. Abdul Ghafour, Arab News

JEDDAH, 27 December 2007 Saudi Arabias total exports of goods and services are expected to grow by 6.7 percent in 2007 to reach SR'00.8 billion ($240.2 billion), according to a repo >>>


      SPONSOR ARRESTED FOR MURDERING MAID IN YANBU
      Arab News, 27-12-2007
     Muhammad Al–Homaid, Arab News YANBU, 27 December 2007 Police in Yanbu are currently questioning a Saudi man in connection with the murder of an Asian maid, whose decapitated body was found on the side of a road in Yanbu in September.

The man is said to be the maids sponsor and, according to police, had fo >>>


      &#8216;HAMAS NOT TO FREE ISRAELI SOLDIER UNTIL DEMAND MET&#8217;
      Arab News, 27-12-2007
     Reuters GAZA, 27 December 2007 Hamas will not release a captured Israeli soldier unless Israel meets its demand to free nearly 1,400 Palestinian prisoners, including 350 with life sentences, a leader of the group in Gaza said yesterday.

Similar demands were rejected months ago by Israel, highlighting the gaps t >>>


      &#8216;MI6 HELD TALKS WITH TALEBAN THIS YEAR&#8217;
      Arab News, 27-12-2007
     Agencies LONDON, 27 December 2007 British intelligence agents held secret talks with Taleban leaders on several occasions this year, the Daily Telegraph newspaper reported yesterday. Officers from MI6 met senior insurgents in the middle of the year, the paper said, quoting an unidentified intelligence source.

T >>>


      ASSASSINATIONS SHATTER YULETIDE PEACE IN NORTHERN PHILIPPINES
      Arab News, 27-12-2007
     Gloria Esguerra Melencio, Arab News MANILA, 27 December 2007 — Seven people were injured in a bomb attack on the house of a lawmaker in the northern Philippine province of Abra late on Tuesday, hours after gunmen ambushed a town mayor in another province, police said yesterday.

Both attacks were suspected to be >>>


      BENAZIR STORMS INTO MILITANT TERRITORY
      Arab News, 27-12-2007
     Saad Khan, Agence France Presse PESHAWAR, 27 December 2007 Opposition leader Benazir Bhutto took her election campaign yesterday to the heartland of militants, whose wave of violence has threatened to destabilize the nuclear–armed nation.

With just two weeks to go before the Jan. 8 polls for Parliament, w >>>


      DETAINED FRENCH TV CREW FREED
      Arab News, 27-12-2007
     Agence France Presse COLOMBO, 27 December 2007 A Sri Lankan judge yesterday freed two foreign television reporters held for two days by police while making a documentary about people detained under emergency laws, officials said.

The two–member crew of France 24 were detained overnight at Ratgama, 105 km >>>


      DEVASTATING RAINS, FLOODS HIT JAVA
      Arab News, 27-12-2007
     Agence France Presse TAWANGMANGU, Indonesia, 27 December 2007 Floods and landslides triggered by monsoon rains left close to 100 people dead or missing on the main Indonesian island of Java yesterday, officials said. Landslides hit villages in densely populated Central Javas Karanganyar and Wonogiri districts early yest >>>


      EGYPT BUILDING COLLAPSE TOLL RISES TO 20
      Arab News, 27-12-2007
     Agencies CAIRO, 27 December 2007 The death toll from the collapse of a 12–story residential building in Egypts Mediterranean city of Alexandria rose to 20 yesterday, security sources said. Rescue workers have brought out three survivors from the rubble, they said.

Authorities had said they thought 25 to 3 >>>


      EGYPT GOVT ACCUSES ISRAEL OF MEDDLING IN ITS TIES WITH US
      Arab News, 27-12-2007
     Agencies SHARM EL–SHEIKH, Egypt, 27 December 2007 Egypt accused Israel yesterday of interfering in its relations with the United States as tensions rose over alleged arms smuggling into Gaza during a visit by Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak.

Barak was in the Red Sea resort of Sharm El–Sheikh for >>>


      HINDUS BURN CHURCHES IN ORISSA, 1 DIES
      Arab News, 27-12-2007
     Agencies BHUBANESWAR, 27 December 2007 Hindus attacked at least 10 churches in eastern India leaving one man dead and 30 injured on Christmas night, police said yesterday.

Protesters backed by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad set fire to six churches and ransacked another four in the heart of Orissa state, police offi >>>


      IRAN TO GET S–300 SYSTEM FROM RUSSIA
      Arab News, 27-12-2007
     Agence France Presse TEHRAN, 27 December 2007 Iran announced yesterday it is to receive S–300 air missile defense systems from Russia, a move that risks angering the United States, which has been critical of past arms sales to Tehran.

"The S–300 system will be delivered to Iran within the frame >>>


      IRAQI CABINET APPROVES LAW FOR GENERAL PARDON
      Arab News, 27-12-2007
     Agencies BAGHDAD, 27 December 2007 The Iraqi Cabinet approved a draft law yesterday that will offer a general pardon to thousands of prisoners in US military and Iraqi custody, a government spokesman said.

"The Cabinet has passed the general pardon law, which will define who is eligible to be freed from al >>>


      LANKAN NAVY SINKS 11 LTTE BOATS; 40 KILLED
      Arab News, 27-12-2007
     Simon Gardner, Reuters COLOMBO, 27 December 2007 Sri Lankan Navy battled a flotilla of Tamil Tiger boats off the islands northwest tip yesterday, destroying 11 rebel vessels including two suicide boats and killing an estimated 40 insurgents, the military said.

A dozen navy fast–attack craft sank four of t >>>


      OLMERT SEEKS PEACE TALKS WITH SYRIA
      Arab News, 27-12-2007
     Reuters JERUSALEM, 27 December 2007 Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert told visiting US lawmakers he was interested in restarting peace talks with Syria but was awaiting a signal from Damascus first, one of the lawmakers said yesterday.

"It is the proverbial story of chicken and egg, what comes first?" >>>


      OLMERT TO MEET ABBAS TO SALVAGE DIALOGUE
      Arab News, 27-12-2007
     Mohammed Mari, Arab News RAMALLAH, West Bank, 27 December 2007 Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert are scheduled to meet in Jerusalem today in an attempt to solve the settlement crisis that has plagued negotiations since the Annapolis summit late last month. The Palestinians are up >>>


      TEHRAN INSISTS BORDER DEAL WITH BAGHDAD STILL VALID
      Arab News, 27-12-2007
     Agence France Presse MANAMA, 27 December 2007 Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki insisted yesterday that a 32–year–old territorial accord with Iraq remained in force, despite the Iraqi president reportedly saying it was now void.

"A regime change cannot violate treaties... The Algiers >>>


      TERROR &#8216;DESTROYING&#8217; AFGHANISTAN, PAKISTAN
      Arab News, 27-12-2007
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Terror Destroying Afghanistan, Pakistan Marc Carnegie, Agence France Presse

ISLAMABAD, 27 December 2007 Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf met Afghan leader Hamid Karzai here yesterday for talks to cope with the threat of extremism and terrorism, which he said was >>>


      TURKISH JETS STRAFE PKK BASES AGAIN
      Arab News, 27-12-2007
     Reuters ANKARA/SULAIMANIYA, 27 December 2007 Turkish warplanes bombed Kurdish guerrilla targets in northern Iraq yesterday, Turkeys general staff said, in their fourth such cross–border raid in five days.

The Turkish military said its offensive against outlawed separatist Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) gue >>>


      2 ARRESTED IN DEATHS OF 6 IN RURAL WASH.
      Washington Post, 27-12-2007
     ':4' PM CARNATION, Wash. –– Six people, likely three generations of a family, were found dead Wednesday at a rural property east of Seattle, and police arrested two people who knew the victims, authorities said.

The two, a 2'–year–old woman and a man in his early 30s, were be >>>


      2 ARRESTED IN DEATHS OF 6 IN RURAL WASH.
      Washington Post, 27-12-2007
     8:24 AM CARNATION, Wash. –– A postal worker worried about an absent colleague came across a horrific scene: six people, likely three generations of the same family, shot to death on their rural property.

Within hours, the family‘s tragedy deepened when police arrested the property owners&lsquo >>>


      2008 US HOPEFULS REACT TO BHUTTO DEATH
      Washington Post, 27-12-2007
     WASHINGTON –– One week before the Iowa caucuses, the assassination of former Pakistani leader Benazir Bhutto pushed terrorism to the forefront in voters‘ minds and highlighted the candidacies of presidential hopefuls with long records on national security.

Bhutto‘s assassination on Thurs >>>


      ASSASSINATION POSES DILEMMA FOR US
      Washington Post, 27-12-2007
     WASHINGTON –– The Bush administration scrambled Thursday with the implications of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto‘s assassination after investing significant diplomatic capital in promoting reconciliation between her and President Pervez Musharraf.

President Bush, speaking brief >>>


      BETTE DAVIS STARS IN 2008 POSTAGE STAMPS
      Washington Post, 27-12-2007
     ':31 AM WASHINGTON –– A face that will tease you, and please you and perhaps unease you is coming to the post office next year, it‘s those Bette Davis eyes.

On the 100th anniversary of her birth the great actress will be honored on a commemorative stamp, the 14th in the Legends of Hollywoo >>>


      CHP OFFICER CHARGED WITH COCAINE THEFT
      Washington Post, 27-12-2007
     SANTA ANA, Calif. –– A California Highway Patrol officer was charged Wednesday with stealing more than $1 million worth of cocaine that was in his agency‘s custody.

Authorities allege that Joshua Blackburn broke into an evidence room at the CHP office in Santa Ana before dawn Friday and took t >>>


      CONSERVATIONISTS SUE FOR RECORDS
      Washington Post, 27-12-2007
     WASHINGTON –– A conservation group sued the Interior Department on Thursday seeking documents about decisions on endangered species the group alleges were tainted by political pressure from a former senior Interior official.

Julie MacDonald resigned as deputy assistant secretary in May amid question >>>


      GRADING DISPARITIES PEEVE PARENTS
      Washington Post, 27-12-2007
     By Jay MathewsWashington Post Staff WriterThursday, December 27, 2007; A01 Marcy Newberger grew up in Montgomery County and attended Churchill High School. Then she moved to Fairfax County and had children, who attended McLean High School. Both were fine schools in good systems, with one irritating difference.

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