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      AUSTRALIAN PM BEGINS JAPAN VISIT
      "--" (, "BBC"), 11-03-2007
     Mr Howard will hold talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Australian Prime Minister John Howard has arrived in Japan on a visit which will include the signing of a bilateral security pact.

The declaration is thought to include co–operation on terrorism, peacekeeping and disaster relief.

T >>>


      BUSH VISIT TO BOOST ALLY COLOMBIA
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     This is the third leg of President Bush‘s regional trip US President George W Bush has arrived in Colombia as part of his five–nation Latin American tour.

About 150 protesters clashed with riot police in the capital, Bogota, after Mr Bush landed for his six–hour visit.

He is meeting P >>>


      CHIRAC WILL NOT SEEK FRESH TERM
      "--" (, "BBC"), 11-03-2007
     Jacques Chirac has been president for 12 years Veteran French President Jacques Chirac has confirmed in a TV address that he will not be seeking a third term in office in April‘s poll.

Mr Chirac, 74, has been president since 1''5 and has had a political career spanning four decades.

He hi >>>


      COUNTRY PROFILE: ZIMBABWE
      "--" (, "BBC"), 11-03-2007
     The fortunes of Zimbabwe have for more than two decades been tied to President Robert Mugabe, who wrested control from a small white community and put the country on a stable course.

Now, he presides over a nation whose economy is in tatters, where poverty and unemployment are endemic and political strife and r >>>


      EU AGREES RENEWABLE ENERGY TARGET
      "--" (, "BBC"), 11-03-2007
     EU states will have to embrace wind, solar and hydroelectric power European Union leaders have agreed to adopt a binding target on the use of renewable energy, such as wind and solar power, officials say.

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said Europe was now able to lead the way on climate chang >>>


      FIGHT MARS HURLEY‘S INDIA WEDDING
      "--" (, "BBC"), 11-03-2007
     By Monica Chadha BBC News, Jodhpur Reporters clash with security guards Wedding scuffle A scuffle broke out between journalists and security guards following British actress Elizabeth Hurley‘s Indian wedding to businessman Arun Nayar.

The fight started outside Mehrangarh fort, in Jodhpur, when reporters t >>>


      FRONTRUNNER FLIES BACK TO NIGERIA
      "--" (, "BBC"), 11-03-2007
     Wild rumours circulated in Nigeria after Mr Yar‘Adua‘s collapse Nigeria‘s ruling party presidential contender, Umaru Yar‘Adua, has arrived back in Nigeria and is to resume campaigning for April‘s election.

He landed in Lagos, after flying to Germany last week for medical tests when >>>


      HAMAS MILITANT SHOT DEAD IN GAZA
      "--" (, "BBC"), 11-03-2007
     Hamas has vowed revenge for al–Kafarna‘s death A commander of Palestinian militant group Hamas has been killed during a gun battle with rival faction Fatah in the northern Gaza Strip.

It is the first such fatality since a Saudi–mediated ceasefire between the groups was signed a month ago.
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      INDIA POLICEMAN ‘KILLS OFFICERS‘
      "--" (, "BBC"), 11-03-2007
     Photographers rush to take a photo of one of the slain police officers A police officer has allegedly confessed to killing five colleagues while guarding a bank in India‘s capital, Delhi.

The officer, who was injured in the incident, admitted to shooting his colleagues and killing two with an axe, a senio >>>


      LORRY–LOAD OF MARIJUANA ABANDONED
      "--" (, "BBC"), 11-03-2007
     A recent study suggests marijuana is the top US cash crop An abandoned consignment of marijuana with a street value of $20m (Ł10.3m) was found in California when a policeman went to check on a lorry.

The vehicle was unlocked and the engine warm, but no–one was in the cab. The patrolman found plastic& >>>


      MADRID MEMORIAL FOR TRAIN VICTIMS
      "--" (, "BBC"), 11-03-2007
     Messages of condolence are inscribed inside the tower Madrid has marked the third anniversary of the train bombings which killed 1'1 people by unveiling a towering glass memorial to the victims.

The 11m–tall (36ft) cylinder stands outside Atocha station, the destination of the four trains that were at >>>


      MALAYSIA‘S ANWAR PLANS COMEBACK
      "--" (, "BBC"), 11-03-2007
     By Jonathan Kent BBC News, Kuala Lumpur Mr Anwar says he wants to gauge his party‘s mood Malaysia‘s former Deputy Prime Minister, Anwar Ibrahim, has announced that he is ready to return to active politics in defiance of a legal ban.

Mr Anwar says if his People‘s Justice Party backs him, he wil >>>


      MAURITANIA VOTES IN LANDMARK POLL
      "--" (, "BBC"), 11-03-2007
     Queues of voters formed early outside polling stations Mauritanians are voting for a new president in what is being seen as the country‘s first democratic election since independence from France in 1'60.

It marks a final stage of transition to civilian rule after a military coup in 2005. Power has nev >>>


      MEDIA DRAGGED INTO AFGHAN CONFLICT
      "--" (, "BBC"), 11-03-2007
     By Alastair Leithead BBC Kabul correspondent Propaganda has always played an important part in war, but in Afghanistan the battles between Nato forces and the Taleban are being fought not just in the deserts and valleys but in the media.

Civilian casualties in Jalalabad sparked anti–US protests When the w >>>


      MUGABE PLEDGES NOT TO STEP DOWN
      "--" (, "BBC"), 11-03-2007
     Robert Mugabe admitted the standard of living had declined Zimbabwe‘s President Robert Mugabe has repeated in a televised interview to mark his 83rd birthday that he has no intention of stepping down.

Mr Mugabe criticised colleagues who have been debating when he will retire and who should replace him.
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      NEW CLASHES IN EASTERN SRI LANKA
      "--" (, "BBC"), 11-03-2007
     By Roland Buerk BBC News, Colombo The fighting has been escalating in eastern Sri Lanka Sri Lanka‘s defence ministry says soldiers have recovered the bodies of 14 Tamil Tigers after a battle in the east of the country.

There has been escalating fighting as government forces try to drive the rebels from po >>>


      NO DEAL ON UN SANCTIONS FOR IRAN
      "--" (, "BBC"), 11-03-2007
     Iran says it has a right to develop peaceful nuclear technology Russia and China have said they have reservations about some of the proposed UN Security Council sanctions to punish Iran for continuing to enrich uranium.

The Security Council is seeking to expand sanctions imposed in December over concerns Tehran >>>


      OLMERT AND ABBAS MEET FOR TALKS
      "--" (, "BBC"), 11-03-2007
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      PROFILE: JACQUES CHIRAC
      "--" (, "BBC"), 11-03-2007
     Jacques Chirac‘s anti–war stance on Iraq earned admiration BBC News looks at the career of Jacques Chirac as the French president approaches the end of his second and probably final term in office.

Jacques Chirac‘s re–election as president in 2002, with a huge cross–party majority, >>>


      PROFILE: MORGAN TSVANGIRAI
      "--" (, "BBC"), 11-03-2007
     1'52: Born in Gutu, central Zimbabwe Left school early to seek work 1'74: Started working in a mine 1'88: Secretary General on the ZCTU 1''7: Organised anti–government strikes, attacked 1''': Helped form MDC 2000: MDC won 57 parliamentary seats 2000: Charged with treason, later dism >>>


      RUSSIA HOLDS REGIONAL ELECTIONS
      "--" (, "BBC"), 11-03-2007
     Recent opposition demonstrations have been violently broken up Russians have voted in regional elections that are widely considered a rehearsal for forthcoming parliamentary and presidential elections.

The ballots are the first in a year of elections that critics say are organised to ensure that President Vladi >>>


      TALEBAN TRY BARTERING FOR CAPTIVE
      "--" (, "BBC"), 11-03-2007
     Daniele Mastrogiacomo is married with two children A Taleban commander has called for the withdrawal of Italian troops from Afghanistan in exchange for the release of an Italian journalist.

On Friday, Taleban insurgents said they would free Daniele Mastrogiacomo of the newspaper La Repubblica if he could prove >>>


      TWIN BOMBINGS HIT IRAQI CAPITAL
      "--" (, "BBC"), 11-03-2007
     The group of Shia pilgrims had just arrived back in Baghdad Two bomb attacks in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, have left at least 2' people dead, police said.

Nineteen people died in the Karrada district when a car bomb exploded near a truck carrying Shia pilgrims.

In a separate incident, a suicide bo >>>


      US AND IRAN BREAK ICE OVER IRAQ
      "--" (, "BBC"), 11-03-2007
     By Jim Muir BBC News, Baghdad The one–day conference of Iraq‘s neighbours, attended by other interested parties including the Americans and British, seems to have passed off as well as anybody expected.

Iraqi PM Nuri al–Maliki (left) greets US ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad It was the first forma >>>


      US TIME SWITCH SET TO SAVE ENERGY
      "--" (, "BBC"), 11-03-2007
     Switching to summer time early should help cut energy consumption The US has switched to daylight saving time, or summer time, three weeks earlier than usual to cut fuel consumption and help the environment.

At 0200 EST (0700 GMT) clocks moved forward by an hour, shifting an hour of daylight from morning to eve >>>


      VANISHING BEES THREATEN US CROPS
      "--" (, "BBC"), 11-03-2007
     By Matt Wells BBC News, Florida, USA It is officially called Colony Collapse Disorder, but a more pithy way of describing it would be Vanishing Bee Syndrome.

Bees are driven around Florida to help pollinate early crops All over America, beekeepers are opening up their hives in preparation for the spring pollina >>>


      ZAMBIA DEMOLITION CAMPAIGN BEGINS
      "--" (, "BBC"), 11-03-2007
     Lusaka is experiencing an economic boost at present Zambia police have used sledgehammers to knock down some 250 houses in the capital that the authorities say were built without official approval.

Police say it is the start of a major programme in Lusaka to demolish houses built on land obtained illegally.
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      ZIMBABWE OPPOSITION CHIEFS HELD
      "--" (, "BBC"), 11-03-2007
     Mr Tsvangirai leads the Movement for Democratic Change The leader of the main opposition party in Zimbabwe, Morgan Tsvangirai, and several colleagues have been detained.

They were seized after trying to hold a prayer meeting that the government said breached a ban on political gatherings.

Riot police s >>>


      10 CONSORTIA VIE FOR KINGDOM&#8217;S 2ND LAND PHONE LICENSE
      Arab News, 11-03-2007
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10 Consortia Vie for Kingdoms 2nd Land Phone License P.K. Abdul Ghafour, Arab News

JEDDAH, 11 March 2007 Ten consortia led by leading international companies including Verizon Communications of the US and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd. of India and China Telecom are >>>


      AUDI STEPS UP DRIVE IN THE REGION WITH NEW MODELS
      Arab News, 11-03-2007
     K.T. Abdurabb, Arab News Rupert Stadler DUBAI, 11 March 2007 Audi will be launching new models in the region from this year, including the Audi A5 Coupé, Audi TT Roadster and the Audi R8 mid–engine sports cars.

Last year it launched 12 new models including the Audi Q–7, A6 allroad Quattro, TT >>>


      AWARD FOR MOBILY AT DUBAI FORUM
      Arab News, 11-03-2007
     Arab News RIYADH, 11 March 2007 Mobily was awarded "The Best Gulf Public Joint Stock Company" in the GCC by the 2nd Gulf Capital Market Forum (GCMF) held yesterday in Dubai, for its significant contribution to the local economy, success in the market, social responsibilities, getting the confidence of customer >>>


      BUSINESSLINE: &#8216;MULKI&#8217; FINANCING LAUNCHED IN DUBAI
      Arab News, 11-03-2007
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Businessline: MULKI Financing Launched in Dubai Arab News

DUBAI, 11 March 2007 Dubai Bank has launched MULKI property financing, a new Islamic Shariah compliant product designed to facilitate the purchase of properties in the United Arab Emirates. The product is ava >>>


      DEAL SIGNED TO TRAIN SAUDI WOMEN IN BUSINESS
      Arab News, 11-03-2007
     Roger Harrison, Arab News JEDDAH, 11 March 2007 The British Consul General Gerard Russell and Reem Bakheet of Future Experts signed a funding deal worth SR700,000 in Jeddah yesterday to train Saudi women in business.

The amount will finance an initial series of 10 workshops for 40 women in business development >>>


      ECONOMIC CITIES TO PROVIDE 1.3M JOBS, SAYS SAGIA CHIEF
      Arab News, 11-03-2007
     Raid Qusti, Arab News RIYADH, 11 March 2007 The Governor of Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA) Amr Al–Dabbagh discussed with the Duke of York Prince Andrew on Wednesday ways to increase British participation in the growing and opportunity–laden Saudi economy.

The British royal, who h >>>


      JEDDAH EXHIBITIONS LIST STARTS WITH BUILDING SHOW
      Arab News, 11-03-2007
     K.S. Ramkumar, Arab News JEDDAH, 11 March 2007 The 16th Saudi Building and Interiors Exhibition and Symposium will be held here on April 1–5, Al–Harithy Company for Exhibitions told the media yesterday as it announced the calendar of events it will organize this year.

"The exhibition is schedul >>>


      NEW LOOK TO OPEN 40 STORES IN MIDEAST IN DEAL WITH LANDMARK
      Arab News, 11-03-2007
     M. Ghazanfar Ali Khan, Arab News RIYADH, 11 March 2007 New Look, the leading UK fast fashion retailer, has announced the signing of a new Middle East regional franchise agreement with the Landmark Group, which has emerged as one of the largest retail groups in the Middle East and India.

The agreement will invol >>>


      SAUDI BOURSE REVERSES LAST WEEK&#8217;S SOLID GAINS
      Arab News, 11-03-2007
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Saudi Bourse Reverses Last Weeks Solid Gains Khalil Hanware, Arab News

JEDDAH, 11 March 2007 After rebounding strongly last week, the Saudi stock market dropped yesterday. The Tadawul All–Share Index (TASI) reversed earlier gains and fell 8'.2' points >>>


      BELIEVERS INSTRUCTED TO REMAIN STEADFAST
      Arab News, 11-03-2007
     Commentary by Sayyid Qutb In the name of God, the Lord of Grace, the Most Merciful When the Last Hour strikes, the evildoers will swear that they had not tarried on earth longer than an hour. Thus they used to delude themselves.

But those who were endowed with knowledge and faith will say: "Indeed, you hav >>>


      ISTIKHARAH AND HOW IT FUNCTIONS
      Arab News, 11-03-2007
     Edited by Adil Salahi Q.1. If one performs the istikharah and repeats it the following day but sees nothing in his dream to indicate a choice, then a couple of days later something happens either in a dream or in reality clearly indicating a choice, should this be treated as a response to the istikharah?

Q. 2. >>>


      SOME MISUNDERSTANDINGS ABOUT WOMEN&#8217;S STATUS IN ISLAM
      Arab News, 11-03-2007
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Some Misunderstandings About Womens Status in Islam Edited by Adil Salahi

Q. I read a Hadith in which the Prophet (peace be upon him) describes women as deficient in faith and mental power. It also mentions that women will make up the majority of the dwellers of hel >>>


      THE DIFFERENT STAGES OF MAN&#8217;S LIFE
      Arab News, 11-03-2007
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The Different Stages of Mans Life Commentary by Sayyid Qutb

In the name of God, the Lord of Grace, the Most Merciful It is God who creates you in a state of weakness, and then after weakness He brings about strength in you, and then after strength He brings about yo >>>


      THE PROPHET AS A MAN – 116: ABLUTION FOR EATING COOKED MEAT?
      Arab News, 11-03-2007
     Edited by Adil Salahi According to some scholars, eating cooked meat, or meat that has been roasted on open fire, requires new ablution before one can offer prayers. This is due to the fact that one day the Prophet (peace be upon him) and some of his companions were eating together and the main course of the food was ro >>>


      THE PROPHET AS A MAN – 17: THE MEAT LIKED BEST BY THE PROPHET
      Arab News, 11-03-2007
     Edited by Adil Salahi The Prophet (peace be upon him) was not particular about the food he ate. Whatever was available was good enough for him. For most of his life, he lived in poverty. He could indeed have lived in luxury, had he so wished, but he preferred to share the life of his community, which was largely poor. H >>>


      WHO LOOKS AFTER WOMEN WITH NO ONE TO SUPPORT
      Arab News, 11-03-2007
     Editted by Adil Salahi Q. Who of a womans relatives should look after her? If a woman has no one to support her, or if her relatives abandon her, how is she to survive?

Is she entitled in this case to be supported by the Islamic state? Can she claim support from the state in raising her young children, if she h >>>


      WOMEN IN ISLAMIC SOCIETY &#8212; 12: INSISTING ON PROPRIETY, DECENCY
      Arab News, 11-03-2007
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Women in Islamic Society 12: Insisting on Propriety, Decency Dr. Abd Al–Haleem Abu Shuqqah

It is often thought that Muslim society segregates men and women, not allowing them to mix even in a small measure. This is not true. Muslim society is a mixed one, but >>>


      CAMPAIGN HEATS UP FOR TAWAFA BOARD ELECTIONS
      Arab News, 11-03-2007
     Badea Abu Al–Naja, Arab News Talal Mahadr MAKKAH, 11 March 2007 The campaign to decide new board members of the General Organization for the Tawafa Establishments, an umbrella body under which various Haj guide organizations operate, is currently in its final week.

The election will be held on March 17 >>>


      CORNER SHOPS START HOME DELIVERY SERVICE IN NEW MARKETING PLOY
      Arab News, 11-03-2007
     Ali Al–Zahrani, Arab News An expatriate worker on his way to deliver the order of one of his loyal customers. (AN photo)

RIYADH, 11 March 2007 In a relatively new marketing ploy, grocery stores in Saudi Arabia offer free delivery to customers who place their orders on phone. Expatriates, usually from Asia >>>


      ISLAM GROWING FAST IN THE WEST, SAYS CANADIAN MUSLIM LEADER
      Arab News, 11-03-2007
     P.K. Abdul Ghafour, Arab News Ibrahim Malabari JEDDAH, 11 March 2007 A leading Canadian Muslim leader said Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world, especially in the West, in spite of a strident smear campaign against the religion and its Prophet.

Ibrahim Malabari, director of the Islamic Center in T >>>


      MANY STUDENTS PLAY TRUANT TO BE WITH BOYFRIENDS
      Arab News, 11-03-2007
     Badea Abu Al–Naja, Arab News MAKKAH, 11 March 2007 Schoolgirls and female university and college students playing truant and hanging out at coffee shops, shopping malls, restaurants and hotel foyers to meet boyfriends and flirt with men is a widespread problem, which many families and educational institutes are la >>>


      MINISTER VOWS TO ROOT OUT CORRUPTION IN HEALTH SECTOR
      Arab News, 11-03-2007
     Raid Qusti, Arab News Dr. Hamad Al–Manie RIYADH, 11 March 2007 Minister of Health Dr. Hamad Al–Manie announced yesterday that his ministry had fired three Saudi employees on the grounds of administrative corruption.

"They were officially fired as of today," said Al–Manie. He did not >>>


      PAKISTANIS SAVE DROWNING CHILD
      Arab News, 11-03-2007
     Arab News RAFHA, 11 March 2007 Two Pakistani workers rescued a three–year–old Saudi child after he fell into a water tank whose lid was not closed properly, the daily Al–Watan reported yesterday. The child was playing with his friends when he plunged into an underground tank. Hearing the cries for help >>>


      SEVEN ARRESTED FOR POSING AS COPS
      Arab News, 11-03-2007
     Arab News RIYADH, 11 March 2007 Police arrested a group of men posing as police officers in order to rob foreign residents, an Arabic daily reported yesterday.

Two Saudis and five other men of unreported nationalities were arrested in a sting operation. The men are believed to have been posing as police officer >>>


      SOME WOMEN COMPLAIN OF BEING FLEECED BY HUSBANDS
      Arab News, 11-03-2007
     Arab News MAKKAH, 11 March 2007 In increasing numbers, many working women in the Kingdom complain that their husbands fail to meet their financial expenses and those of their children. In fact, some women say they end up paying not only for themselves and their children but also have to fork out for household expenses, >>>


      TWO SUSPECTS IN CAR THEFTS HELD
      Arab News, 11-03-2007
     Arab News MAKKAH, 11 March 2007 Police arrested two African men of unknown nationality who allegedly confessed to committing 70 crimes, a local Arabic daily reported.

The men are accused of breaking into parked vehicles and robbing them of their valuables, and in some cases stealing the cars themselves.
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      WORLD&#8217;S TOP ACADEMICS REVIEW MASTER PLAN OF ABDULLAH VARSITY
      Arab News, 11-03-2007
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Worlds Top Academics Review Master Plan of Abdullah Varsity K.S. Ramkumar, Arab News

JEDDAH, 11 March 2007 Academic leaders from 10 of the worlds top science and research universities gathered in London to review plans for the new King Abdullah University of Science >>>


      &#8216;SONIA WANTS QUATTROCCHI EXTRADITED&#8217;
      Arab News, 11-03-2007
     Indo–Asian News Service NEW DELHI, 11 March 2007 The Congress party and its chief Sonia Gandhi want the extradition to India of Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi who is believed to be the conduit in the Bofors payoff scam, party General Secretary Digvijay Singh asserted yesterday.

Interviewed by Kar >>>


      AFGHAN PARLIAMENT PASSES AMNESTY LAW
      Arab News, 11-03-2007
     Agencies KABUL, 11 March 2007 Afghanistans lower house of Parliament yesterday voted into law a revised resolution calling for an amnesty for groups suspected of perpetrating war crimes during a quarter century of fighting, but also recognizing the rights of victims to seek justice.

The revised resolution, howe >>>


      ARROYO GOVT URGED TO STOP DRIVING LEFTIST ACTIVISTS UNDERGROUND
      Arab News, 11-03-2007
     Agencies MANILA, 11 March 2007 Police searched the home of a left–wing lawmaker yesterday, three days after a court ordered his arrest for multiple murders in the 1'80s, but their quarry was nowhere to be found.

Ocampos wife said her husband was just biding his time, but also warned that he might b >>>


      BASHIR CHALLENGES UN&#8217;S DARFUR MISSION
      Arab News, 11-03-2007
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Bashir Challenges UNs Darfur Mission Associated Press

UNITED NATIONS, 11 March 2007 Sudanese President Omar Bashir has sent a letter to the UN secretary–general challenging a plan to send UN peacekeepers to Darfur a setback to international efforts to stop the >>>


      BUSH REFUSES TO ENGAGE IN FIGHT WITH CHAVEZ
      Arab News, 11-03-2007
     Associated Press ANCHORENA PARK, Uruguay, 11 March 2007 President Bush refused yesterday to be baited into verbal battle with Venezuelas outspoken Hugo Chavez.

But Bush did give his Latin American foe a gentle, if indirect, dig. Following his usual practice, Bush refused to utter Chavez name during a news confe >>>


      CHIEF JUSTICE&#8217;S SUSPENSION DRAWS PROTESTS
      Arab News, 11-03-2007
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Chief Justices Suspension Draws Protests Azhar Masood, Arab News

Pakistani lawyers march on a street to protest the removal of Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry by President Pervez Musharraf in Quetta on Saturday.

(AP) ISLAMABAD, 11 March 2007 Hundreds of ang >>>


      DEMOLITION DRIVE STARTS IN DHAKA
      Arab News, 11-03-2007
     Shafiq Alam, Agence France Presse DHAKA, 11 March 2007 Bangladesh authorities have launched a massive demolition drive in Dhaka to ease the capitals chronic traffic congestion, an official said yesterday.

Thousands of illegally constructed buildings in upmarket areas of the city are being reduced to rubble by b >>>


      GUNMEN FIRE ON CAR OF HAMAS GOVT MINISTER
      Arab News, 11-03-2007
     Hisham Abu Taha, Arab News GAZA CITY, 11 March 2007 Threatening to complicate talks on a Palestinian national unity government a day after caretaker Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh was given another fortnight to form it, gunmen opened fire on the convoy of a Hamas government minister yesterday.

The incident spark >>>


      HEKMATYAR WANTS &#8216;JOINT FRONT&#8217; WITH TALEBAN
      Arab News, 11-03-2007
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Hekmatyar Wants Joint Front With Taleban Agence France Presse

KABUL, 11 March 2007 Afghan warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar has been trying without success to form a "joint front" with the Taleban and other parties against the government, his purported spokesman >>>


      LEBANON CRISIS TALKS GATHER MOMENTUM
      Arab News, 11-03-2007
     Agence France Presse BEIRUT, 11 March 2007 Lebanons parliamentary majority leader Saad Hariri met opposition speaker Nabih Berri overnight for their second round of talks in as many days, sparking hopes yesterday of a breakthrough in a four–month–old political crisis. The two men discussed ways out of the cr >>>


      MEGHALAYA CHIEF MINISTER STEPS DOWN
      Arab News, 11-03-2007
     Indo–Asian News Service NEW DELHI, 11 March 2007 Meghalaya Chief Minister J.D. Rymbai resigned yesterday after initially defying orders from the Congress leadership.

"Rymbai has quit the post," Ved Prakash, the party secretary in charge of Meghalaya, said.

Although Congress President So >>>


      PEACE SONGS, PROTESTS MARK CYPRUS WALL DEMOLITION
      Arab News, 11-03-2007
     Agence France Presse NICOSIA, 11 March 2007 While local media hailed Fridays demolition by Greek Cypriots of a wall in central Nicosia, the worlds last divided capital, there were sporadic protests at the Ledra Street checkpoint yesterday.

A small crowd of vocal nationalists chanted slogans against the demoliti >>>


      PHILIPPINES EASES BAN ON WORKERS FOR NIGERIA, LEBANON EASED
      Arab News, 11-03-2007
     Julie Javellana–Santos, Arab News MANILA, 11 March 2007 The Department of Labor and Employment yesterday said it was partially lifting a ban on the deployment of Filipino workers to Nigeria and Lebanon, citing the improved security situation in both countries.

Labor Secretary Arturo Brion announced the >>>


      REFUGEES POUR INTO SRI LANKAN CAMPS
      Arab News, 11-03-2007
     Simon Gardner, Reuters COLOMBO, 11 March 2007 Schools became makeshift refugee camps in eastern Sri Lanka yesterday to handle an influx of more than 30,000 civilians fleeing fighting between the army and Tamil Tigers, officials and aid workers said.

The military, which is fighting sporadic artillery and mortar >>>


      TURKEY REAFFIRMS STANCE ON PKK
      Arab News, 11-03-2007
     Reuters Turkish Kurd women hold placards, reading: "Viva March 8," during a rally to mark the International Womens Day in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir on Saturday. (AFP)

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey, 11 March 2007 A top Turkish general yesterday reaffirmed Ankaras right under international law to >>>


      US, IRAN HOLD &#8216;DIRECT&#8217; TALKS
      Arab News, 11-03-2007
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US, Iran Hold Direct Talks Scheherezade Faramarzi, Associated Press

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Al–Maliki, left, addresses the Baghdad peace conference while the countrys Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari looks on in Baghdad on Saturday. (AP)

BAGHDAD, 11 >>>


      !!!! El Diablo Visita Brasil !!!!!!
      Bolivia Indymedia, 11-03-2007
     !!!!! Azufre para el Diablo !!!!!!!!!! El Brasil espera al diablo con "Azufre" para exsorzarlo....... !!!! Adelante Brasil!!!!!!!!! Dos sacerdotes brasileros pusieron toneladas de azufre al rededor del edificio donde se ospedara el diablo...!!exorcismo!!!!!! Saludos revolucionarios, Estensoro --------------------------------------- >>>


      (Video) Nablus: New Clips from Army Operation
      Bolivia Indymedia, 11-03-2007
     17:05) Today, a-films and RJI released another two short video-interviews from the recent military operation in Nablus, Occupied Palestine. The first interview was conducted with Ashraf al-Tibi, the injured son of Anan al-Tibi, whom the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) shot dead on February 26th, 2007. The second interview is with >>>


      A CESAR Y MONTARAX
      Bolivia Indymedia, 11-03-2007
     NO CABE DUDA DE QUE ESTAS DOS PERSONAS DEFIENDEN SU TIERRA, CON ARGUMENTOS DISCUTIBLES. ME PARECE BIEN, MIENTRAS NO USEN INSULTOS Y APORTEN IDEAS. Felicitaciones muchachos. En mucho tiempo no he leido algo tan serio como lo que dice Montarax sobre Sergio Antelo. Eso me demuestra que no eres una persona cerrada, entonces te voy a l >>>


      ABOGADOS INEFICIENTES Y EMENERRISTAS EN EL MI
      Bolivia Indymedia, 11-03-2007
     LA MANIPULADA CONVOCATORIA DE PERSONAL DEL MINISTERIO DE DEFENSA, FUE UN VERDADERO ATROPELLO A LAS NORMAS LEGALES, ESO A NADIE LE IMPORTA MUCHO MENOS A SAN MIGUEL QUE MANTIENE EL ESQUEMA DE TRABAJO DE SANCHEZ BERZAIN Y CONFORMA ADEMAS UNA DIRECCION CARENTE DE EXPERIENCIA A LA CABEZA DE FREIRE, CONOCIDO COMO CORRUPTO EN LA CONTRALORIA. >>>


      Bolivia y el Collasuyo
      Bolivia Indymedia, 11-03-2007
     ?Para bien o para mal, somos la mezcla de diferentes pueblos y razas que comenz a producirse en lo que fue el territorio denominado Charcas?. El Collasuyo fue uno de los territorios del pasado imperio incaico, que comprendi a una parte de lo que hoy es Bolivia. Si no me equivoco, existen corrientes que quieren de alguna manera reivindi >>>


      BOLIVIANOS AUQUENIDOS MATAMORFOSEADOS
      Bolivia Indymedia, 11-03-2007
     18:48) BOLIVIANOS HIJOS DE PERRA: USTEDES EMPEZARON LA GUERRA DE 187' Y COMO MARICONES QUE SON DEJARON A LOS CHOLOS SOLOS COMBATIENDO. Y POR ESO PERDIERON EL MAR.HUEVONES IGNORANTES.SOY DE CHILE Y ME LLAMO JUAN ESTEBAN OSORIO BRAVO MI NUMERO ES:56-'-873'45'5.VIVO EN SANTIAGO DE CHILE. MI MAIL ES JLCONSTRUCCIONYOBRASCIVILES@ >>>


      BORGES NO MIENTE: BERSATTI CADAVER AMBULANTE
      Bolivia Indymedia, 11-03-2007
     07:50) EL COMANDO PERSONALIZADO ES ARROGANTE POR ANTONOMASIA Y LOS QUE MAS LO SON, SON LOS QUE COMO EL ACTUAL QUE A LA AGRESIVA ALTANERIA DEL QUE MANDA, SUMAN LA SOBERBIA ILIMITADA DE PRETENDER FRACCIONAR AL EJERCITO. EL PODER ARROGANTE Y UN ARROGANTE EN EL PODER SON RADICALMENTE ANTIINSTITUCIONALES EL LIDER DEBE SER POR NATURALEZA MODES >>>


      Bush en Uruguay - Una visita indeseable.
      Bolivia Indymedia, 11-03-2007
     Radio Mundo Real http://www.radiomundoreal.fm/rmr/?q=es/taxonomy/term/180 Radio Mundo Real http://www.radiomundoreal.fm/rmr/?q=es/taxonomy/term/180 >>>


      Bush en Uruguay - Una visita indeseable.
      Bolivia Indymedia, 11-03-2007
     Radio Mundo Real - Uruguay http: //www.radiomundoreal.fm/rmr/?q=es/taxonomy/term/180 Radio Mundo Real - Uruguay http://www.radiomundoreal.fm/rmr/?q=es/taxonomy/term/180 >>>


      CARLOS VILLEGAS TRAIDOR
      Bolivia Indymedia, 11-03-2007
     LA BARBARIDAD NNO TIENE NOMBRE, LA TRAICION DE GONY SE REPITE CON OTRO NOMBRE"CARLOS VILLEGAS", AHORA EL SIETE IMBECILES, CONOCIDO ESBIRRO DE LA ENRON TRANSREDES SE DEDICO A PROMOVER LA EXPORTACION DE GAS A CHILE PARA DISQUE ASOCIARSE CON GAS ANDES LA EMPRESA DE LUCKSICK QUIEN SE ASOCIO CON TUTO PARA EL PROYECTO PACIFIC LNG EN EL 2002-2003, >>>


      CARLOS VILLEGAS TRAIDOR A LA PATRIA
      Bolivia Indymedia, 11-03-2007
     GONY SE FUE EN EL 2003 PORQUE TRAICIONO A BOLIVIA CON LA XEPORTACION DE GAS CHILE, EL NUEVO PUPILO DE GONY CARLOS VILLEGAS, ALLEGADO AOSCAR SERRATE Y CHACHO JUSTINIANO DE TRANSREDES, Y AL GRUPO PRISMA QUE FINANCIA LA CORRUPTA ENRON, AHORA ATACA DE NUEVO PLANTEANDO QUE EXPORTARA GAS A CHILE EN EL MOMENTO MAS ESTUPIDO DE TAL AFIRMACION: EL DE >>>


      CARTA EL TERRORISTA MAS ODIADO
      Bolivia Indymedia, 11-03-2007
     CARTA AL GENOCIDA Y TRAFICANTE DE DROGAS MAS ODIADO DEL PLANETA. EL ENEMIGO N. 1 DE LA HUMANIDAD. USA: Carta del obispo de Florida, EEUU al presidente Bush Enviado por: "ricardo angel cardona" rancardonay@yahoo.es Tribuna Boliviana, 8 de Marzo. Traduccin de la carta enviada al Presidente de los EUA por Robert Bowan, Obispo de la >>>


      CENSURA INDYMEDIA
      Bolivia Indymedia, 11-03-2007
     ES EXTRAO, NINGUN COMENTARIO DE CRITICA SOBRE LOS ERRORES DE LOS CONTRATOS PETROLEROS ESTA SIENDO PUBLICADO ES EXTRAO, NINGUN COMENTARIO DE CRITICA SOBRE LOS ERRORES DE LOS CONTRATOS PETROLEROS ESTA SIENDO PUBLICADO >>>


      centenares de indgenas recibirn a los presi
      Bolivia Indymedia, 11-03-2007
     Se prev que centenares de indgenas recibirn a los presidentes Morales y Chvez Trinidad, 10 Mar (ABI).- Centenares de indgenas benianos darn hoy la bienvenida a los presidentes de Bolivia, Evo Morales, y de Venezuela, Hugo Chvez, quienes arribarn aproximadamente a las 13.00 al aeropuerto de Trinidad, Jorge Henring, donde se les rendi >>>


      CHILENOF POLIT Y MILIT.DEBEN USAR POLLERAS
      Bolivia Indymedia, 11-03-2007
     Los primeros en traicionar y los ultimos en avanzar. No confundamos con los patriotas con o sin uniforme... Vean foro de lostiempos.com Generalmente ha primado un sentimiento derrotista impulsado por los chilenos miserables (pinochet) Ahora Bolivia debe levantar la cabeza. La historia la construyen los hombres. EL MAR SERA NUESTRO POR OBRA >>>


      constitucin participativa
      Bolivia Indymedia, 11-03-2007
     Modelo de constitucin para resguardar todo el poder del Pueblo boliviano por y para el Pueblo boliviano CONSTITUCIN PARTICIPATIVA DECLARACIN DE PRINCIPIOS La necesidad de humanizar el trabajo y la vida del ser humano a travs de ?todo el poder del Pueblo por y para el Pueblo?, tiene los principios : - La elegibilidad participativa t >>>


      CONTRATOS +VENTA A CHILE=TRAICION VILLEGAS
      Bolivia Indymedia, 11-03-2007
     LA MANIOBRA DE VILLEGAS PARA LIQUIDAR A MANUEL MORALES ES BURDA, EL DESLIZA A LA PRENSA LOS CONTRATOS, LUEGO SE HACE EL LOCO MIENTRAS TANTO ANUNCIA LA VENTA DE GAS A CHILE, POR LO BAJO NEGOCIA CONTRATOS MAS BLANDOS, BASTA DE ENTREGUISMO VILLEGAS DEBE RENUNCIAR El Congreso pone a Morales contra la pared por anexo ?D? Explicacin: Morale >>>


      Crisis de Gabinete en SC, no se inventen
      Bolivia Indymedia, 11-03-2007
     ?Quiero decirles que aunque se ha mejorado en la administracin, an tenemos graves problemas; hay corrupcin en esta Prefectura, hay negligencia y hay una serie de ineficiencia?, R. Costas. Tenamos todos la percepcin de que el tomar el mando de la prefectura de Santa Cruz no es chiste, ya que de eso mucho depende el futuro autonmico, >>>


      decreto nivelacion salarial trabajadores BOL.
      Bolivia Indymedia, 11-03-2007
     tRABAJADORES DE bOLIVIA UNIOS POR UN SALARIO IGUAL O SUPERIOR A LOS SALARIOS DE LA ALTA BUROCRACIA DEL ESTADO BOLIVIANO, EN ESTOS TIEMPOS DE CAMBIO EXIGIR QUE SE RECONOZCA QUE EL TRABAJO DE LOS OBREROS, ES IGUAL O MAS SACRIFICADO QUE EL DEL TRABAJO DE LA ALTA BUROCRACIA QUE PERCIBE SUELDOS SUPERIORES A LOS BS6.000./ LA DIFERENCIACION QUE SE >>>


      donaciones utilizadas para fines polticos
      Bolivia Indymedia, 11-03-2007
     Prefectura beniana reembolsa alimentos donados e imprime su sello de "propiedad" - La prensa constat esta irregularidad en los ambientes donde se encuentran depositados las donaciones del Programa Mundial de Alimentos. Un representante de la Prefectura no supo qu explicacin dar cuando fue consultado sobre el hecho. El Gobierno califica e >>>


      EEUU EL PAIS MAS SANGUINARIO Y MAFIOSO
      Bolivia Indymedia, 11-03-2007
     Quienes somos Contctanos Publicar Admin Temas: Asamblea Constituyente: Fundacional y Originaria Juicio de Responsabilidades a Gonzalo Snchez de Lozada y sus colaboradores MINORIAS SEXUALES Pueblos Indigenas y Movimientos Campesinos Internacional Movimiento Contra El ALCA Cultura Arte Trabajadores y Movimientos Sociales Publicar Admin >>>


      El Comit pro Santa Cruz no tolera posiciones
      Bolivia Indymedia, 11-03-2007
     18:58) A tiempo de saberse de una publicacin dedicada a la enseanza religiosa y editada por la Iglesia que contiene una ilustracin que sugiere que el Comit pro Santa Cruz es intolerante, los cvicos han tomado la cuestin como importante y asumido la posicin de exigir a la Iglesia que se retire ese material, unos con ms firmeza que ot >>>


      EL EFECTO INDYMEDIA EN EL MINISTERIO Y MAS
      Bolivia Indymedia, 11-03-2007
     SAN MIGUEL CIERRA LA DIRECCION DE BIENES DEL MINSITERIO PARA ENCUBRIR SUS ACTOS DE CORRUPCION Y LOS DE SUS ANTECESORES COMO CRESPO(MIR), GUILARTE (ADN), TEODOVIC Y SANCHEZ BERZAIN (MNR) Y EVITAR LA AUDITORIA. Hace unos das se publicoe una denuncia sobre la disposicin arbitraria de los Bienes Inmuebles de propiedad de las FF.AA., las mi >>>


      Elecciones presidenciales en Venezuela:
      Bolivia Indymedia, 11-03-2007
     Elecciones presidenciales en Venezuela: Reeleccin de Chvez: Aacentuacin de la precariedad en nombre del ?Socialismo? El arrollador triunfo de Chvez en las elecciones del 3 de diciembre pasado, quien obtuvo un 63% de los votos vlidos, contra un 37% del candidato de la oposicin, no slo consolida y relegitima en el poder al sector chavi >>>


      Estudiantes de la UMSA toman el Monoblok para
      Bolivia Indymedia, 11-03-2007
     Estudiantes de la UMSA toman el Monoblok para exigir anulacin de elecciones al rectorado Esta maana amaneci tomada el edificio central de la UMSA, exigen la impugnacin de las elecciones al rectorado y la convocatoria inmediata a las elecciones a la FUL ya que los estudiantes no cuentan con representacin estudiantil hace cuatro aos. Es >>>


      Fuera Bush!!
      Bolivia Indymedia, 11-03-2007
     Muerte a la burguesia imperialista!!! Fuera Bush!! Homepage: http://www.bolchevikes.com.ar >>>


      FUERA BUSH: Rechazo y movilizaciones en centro y sudamrica
      Bolivia Indymedia, 11-03-2007
     21:14) Movilizaciones en Colombia y Sao Paulo, marcaron el inicio de las jornadas convocadas en los diferentes pases de centro y sud amrica, que George Bush "visitar". La visita de Bush, ms bien se asemeja a una invasin, por que donde vaya existe un gran aparataje de seguridad para el presidente norteamericano, que ha sido despleg >>>


      Gira de un cnico turista apresurado: Bush
      Bolivia Indymedia, 11-03-2007
     Gira de W. Bush Expectativas de un cnico turista apresurado por Roberto Prez Betancourt, AIN * George W. Bush mand alistar sus maletas y se va de turista en una gira relmpago de siete das por cinco pases de Latinoamrica, el mayor periplo por la regin en sus ms de seis aos como presidente de Estados Unidos. Como anticipo de su >>>


      GRACIAS JUAN RAMON QUINTANA
      Bolivia Indymedia, 11-03-2007
     SALVADOS POR UN PELO, PERO NO IMPUNES TODAVIA, TUS AMIGO QUE TE QUEREMOS CHANGO TE AGRADECEMOS SINCERAMENTE, TU MANITO ES MILAGROSA, OTROS NOS METEN AL BOTE, PERO TU EN HORAS NOS LIBERAS...GRACIAS SINCERAMENTE CHITO+GONY +JUAN RAMON UN SOLO CORAZON CLUB FLOR DE LIS Orden de aprehensin contra ex mandatarios es suspendida ? Abogado de ex >>>



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