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      A COUPLE WALK PAST...
      Kathimerin, 21-04-2007
     NIKOS ARVANITIDIS/ANA A couple walk past two photographs that are part of a display that has been set up on the Thessaloniki seafront. The exhibition has been put together by the Doctors of the World, or Medicins du Monde, which is an international humanitarian aid organization that provides healthcare for vulnerable pe >>>


      BUYBACK OFFER MADE
      Kathimerin, 21-04-2007
     JP Morgan bond proposal aimed at helping funds recover losses Financial services group JP Morgan offered yesterday to buy back the state bond that has been at the center of a political scandal in the last month, in a move that could ease some of the rising political pressure on the government.

JP Morgan has pro >>>


      FAKE OFFICERS HOLD UP VAN
      Kathimerin, 21-04-2007
     Four men impersonating police officers held up a security van in Thracomacedones, northern Athens, yesterday and made away with more than 2 million euros in cash, authorities said.

The incident took place when one of the assailants held up a security officer at gunpoint while he was restocking cash in an ATM ma >>>


      FEARS FOR SAFETY OF ANCIENT NAXOS TEMPLE
      Kathimerin, 21-04-2007
     Laborers working to extend the harbor on the island of Naxos are dumping truckloads of building material in front of an archaeological site even though a court has ordered local authorities to suspend the work, campaigners claimed yesterday.

A group of 33 concerned residents lodged an appeal in February with th >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 21-04-2007
     POLICE SUICIDE? Head of Patras anti–narcotics unit found on beach with gunshot wound The head of Patras police’s anti–narcotics division was yesterday afternoon found dead on one of the port city’s beaches, officers said yesterday.

The unnamed officer had shot himself in the heart with his service r >>>


      MOONLIGHTING TEACHERS PROBED
      Kathimerin, 21-04-2007
     The Supreme Court prosecutor has ordered a series of preliminary investigations to clarify a discrepancy between the more than 400 million euros declared by families for their children’s extracurricular lessons and the fees declared by teachers at private tuition colleges.

Official figures show that families pa >>>


      POLICE OUT IN FORCE FOR VISITING FANS
      Kathimerin, 21-04-2007
     Champions League security Every police officer in Attica and some from other parts of the country will be on duty in Athens for soccer’s Champions League final and basketball’s Euroleague Final Four next month, organizers said yesterday, as they warned fans from abroad not to travel to Greece without match tickets.
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      SHIPWRECK TREATED CAUTIOUSLY
      Kathimerin, 21-04-2007
     The precarious position of the sunken Sea Diamond cruise ship is slowing down the process of emptying the vessel’s fuel tanks because experts have to develop a detailed plan about how to conduct the operation without putting any lives at risk.

Santorini Mayor Angelos Roussos said yesterday that the situation is >>>


      A LAUSANNE, LA MUE D‘UN OPÉRA EN EXIL
      Le Temps, 21-04-2007
     LYRIQUE. L‘institution en travaux a d$'; revoir sa programmation pour 2007–08 et devra se produire dans d‘autres salles.

Rocco Zacheo Samedi 21 avril 2007 Six oppositions séparent encore l‘Opéra de Lausanne du bonheur. La maison vaudoise a programmé depuis quelques >>>


      A VIRGINIA TECH, LES ÉTUDIANTS ONT PRIS EN CHARGE LEUR INFORMATION
      Le Temps, 21-04-2007
     MEDIAS. La tragédie de Virginie a aussi été documentée par les étudiants. Un exemple de plus de journalisme sans journalistes, en l‘occurrence jusqu‘ŕ la démence.

Luc Debraine Samedi 21 avril 2007 C‘est arrivé peu apr';s les attentats de Londres >>>


      BATAILLE DE GÉANTS POUR ALLIANCE BOOTS
      Le Temps, 21-04-2007
     INVESTISSEMENTS. Deux fonds de private equity veulent acquérir le numéro un européen de la pharmacie.

Eric Albert, ŕ Londres Samedi 21 avril 2007 Si les fonds de private equity devaient encore démontrer leur puissance, ils l‘ont fait hier. Surenchérissant coup sur coup pour a >>>


      BCV ET BCZ CRÉENT UN NOUVEL ACTEUR MAJEUR DE L‘INFORMATIQUE BANCAIRE
      Le Temps, 21-04-2007
     FUSION. Une coentreprise de 1300 personnes permettra aux banques cantonales zurichoise et vaudoise de réduire leurs co$';ts. Ce projet n‘est pas le prélude ŕ une fusion BCZ–BCV, précise Alexandre Zeller, directeur de la seconde.

Jean–Claude Péclet Samedi 21 avri >>>


      CES FEMMES ET CES HOMMES QUI FONT VIBRER LA FRANCE VOISINE
      Le Temps, 21-04-2007
     Christian Lecomte Samedi 21 avril 2007 A en croire les sociologues, la France serait aujourd‘hui un pays sur le déclin, inquiet pour son avenir, enclin au repli comme l‘a illustré la victoire du non lors du référendum sur l‘Europe. Elle serait męme en partie xénophobe, si >>>


      CHOSES VUES. PARIS EST UNE BANLIEUE DE LA SUISSE ROMANDE
      Le Temps, 21-04-2007
     Je t‘aime... moi non plus Quelques Helv';tes devenus tr';s hexagonaux Le «pays de loups» s‘est mué en vallée ouverte Ces femmes et ces hommes qui font vibrer la France voisine La fronti';re du beurre s‘estompe, celle du cśur résiste Heureux comme >>>


      CRITIQUE. L‘HISTOIRE Ŕ CORPS PERDU
      Le Temps, 21-04-2007
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      ENTRE CINÉMA ET ART CONTEMPORAIN
      Le Temps, 21-04-2007
     FESTIVAL. Clarisse Hahn ŕ Visions du réel. La lecture de ce texte (1706 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      ENTRÉE DE RENOVA DANS SULZER
      Le Temps, 21-04-2007
     INDUSTRIE. Le russe a acquis 32% du groupe technologique zurichois. Daniel Eskenazi Samedi 21 avril 2007 Renova et Victory entrent massivement dans le capital de Sulzer (SUN.VX).

Pr';s d‘un tiers du capital du groupe zurichois (32%) est désormais contrôlé par le milliardaire russe V >>>


      EXÉCUTIF DE LA VILLE DE GENČVE: REGARDS SUR CANDIDATS (4/5). PIERRE MAUDET, LA FIN DE L‘ENFANCE DE L‘ART
      Le Temps, 21-04-2007
     GENEVE. Le radical de 2' ans brigue un si';ge au Conseil administratif de la Ville de GENEVE. . Tout le monde attend au tournant le bouillonnant élu municipal, fer de lance de l‘opposition depuis huit ans. S‘il est élu dimanche prochain, sera–t–il ŕ la hauteur des atten >>>


      FEDERER CONVAINC ENFIN Ŕ MONTE–CARLO
      Le Temps, 21-04-2007
     TENNIS. Pour sa 500e victoire sur le circuit professionnel, le numéro un mondial a largement battu l‘Espagnol David Ferrer 6–4, 6–0.

Yves Jaton, Monte–Carlo Samedi 21 avril 2007 Roger Federer va–t–il remporter dimanche le tournoi des Masters Series de Monte–Carlo? >>>


      HEUREUX COMME UN FRAN'';AIS EN SUISSE
      Le Temps, 21-04-2007
     Petite sociologie politique du camembert Les chiffres La France en chiffres L‘histoire d‘un réchauffement climatique Les Suisses aiment la France,plus que les Français Il était une fois. Un Saint–Gallois ŕ Vesoul Vue sur le monde. Le paysage avant la bataille La semaine. La France d >>>


      IL ÉTAIT UNE FOIS. UN SAINT–GALLOIS Ŕ VESOUL
      Le Temps, 21-04-2007
     Il était une fois. Joëlle Kuntz Samedi 21 avril 2007 Aloys G. a quitté son village du canton de Saint–Gall vers la fin de la Premi';re Guerre mondiale. Trop de garçons pour trop peu de terres. La dentelle, qui avait longtemps fait l‘appoint du revenu paysan, avait émigré >>>


      JE T‘AIME... MOI NON PLUS
      Le Temps, 21-04-2007
     Au jeu du «J‘aime/j‘aime pas», les Suisses sont intarissables sur leurs voisins de l‘Hexagone. Carte blanche a été donnée aux collaboratrices et collaborateurs du «Temps» pour raconter leurs amours et leurs haines, de celles qui se vivent dans leur mémoire de >>>


      JEAN–PIERRE CASSEL AU PARADIS
      Le Temps, 21-04-2007
     DEUIL. L‘acteur et danseur est mort jeudi ŕ l‘âge de 74 ans. La lecture de ce texte (3800 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      L‘ARC JURASSIEN VA–T–IL ENFIN SE RASSEMBLER?
      Le Temps, 21-04-2007
     ARC JURASSIEN. La Nouvelle politique régionale encourage les collaborations intercantonales.

Pierre–Emmanuel Buss Samedi 21 avril 2007 Une région excentrée connue pour son industrie de précision, ses sapins et sa qualité de vie. De Delémont ŕ la vallée de Joux, l&ls >>>


      L‘EUROPE SEREINE FACE Ŕ LA VIGUEUR DE L‘EURO
      Le Temps, 21-04-2007
     CHANGES. La monnaie unique n‘est plus qu‘ŕ un cheveu de battre son record contre le dollar.

Angélique Mounier–Kuhn Samedi 21 avril 2007 En hausse pour la quatri';me semaine consécutive, l‘euro a touché vendredi matin 1,3637 dollar, avant de se replier ŕ 1 >>>


      L‘HISTOIRE D‘UN RÉCHAUFFEMENT CLIMATIQUE
      Le Temps, 21-04-2007
     La visite d‘Etat de François Mitterrand en 1'83 a marqué le début d‘une nouvelle ';re dans les relations diplomatiques franco–suisses. Apr';s des décennies d‘indifférence générale. Et de condescendance gauloise ŕ laquelle répondait >>>


      L‘INTERVIEW DE LA SEMAINE. «MĘME EN TANT QUE VICTIME, JE PEUX DIRE QUE POUTINE A RENDU UN GRAND SERVICE AUX RUSSES»
      Le Temps, 21-04-2007
     Russie William Browder, fondateur du fonds Hermitage, le plus important du monde ŕ ętre dédié au marché des actions de l‘ex–URSS.

Angélique Mounier–Kuhn, Londres Samedi 21 avril 2007 Le Temps: Comment expliquez–vous l‘écart entre l‘image de >>>


      LA BOURSE SUISSE
      Le Temps, 21-04-2007
     FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article La Bourse suisse Les bancaires dopent le SMI.

Anker Bank Samedi 21 avril 2007 A la veille du week–end, le marché suisse s‘est attaqué ŕ un nouveau sommet historique, stimulé par les excellentes performances des bancaires et par des rumeurs d&l >>>


      LA BOUTEILLE DE LA SEMAINE. VRUCARA 2003, FEUDO MONTONI, IGT SICILIA
      Le Temps, 21-04-2007
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      LA FRANCE EN CHIFFRES
      Le Temps, 21-04-2007
     Ignace Jeannerat Samedi 21 avril 2007
84 ans

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      LA FRANCE ET NOUS
      Le Temps, 21-04-2007
     • La campagne électorale fustigée par les Suisses • Cher voisin, je t‘aime... moi non plus • Ces chiffres qui nous lient • Heureux comme un expatrié • Celles et ceux qui font vibrer la France voisine • Arrogance contre méfiance, chronique d‘une relation difficile • Les Suisses aiment la F >>>


      LA FRANCE QUE NOUS VOULONS AIMER
      Le Temps, 21-04-2007
     Jean–Jacques Roth Samedi 21 avril 2007 Il n‘y a peut–ętre pas de malheur français, comme l‘assure un livre récemment publié. Mais au terme de cette campagne du premier tour, d‘une longueur jamais vue, il y a assurément une perplexité française.

To >>>


      LA FRONTIČRE DU BEURRE S‘ESTOMPE, CELLE DU CŚUR RÉSISTE
      Le Temps, 21-04-2007
     La fronti';re avec la «France voisine» est poreuse, mais elle sépare toujours deux sociétés distinctes. Surtout ŕ Gen';ve, oů quelque chose a cloché.

François Modoux Samedi 21 avril 2007 Dans mon enfance lausannoise, mes parents m‘emmenaient u >>>


      LA ROUMANIE VA VERS DES ÉLECTIONS ANTICIPÉES
      Le Temps, 21-04-2007
     CRISE POLITIQUE. La Cour constitutionnelle a validé la suspension du président Traian Basescu.

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      LA RÉPARTITION DES CHIENS EN TROIS CATÉGORIES VOUÉE Ŕ L‘ÉCHEC?
      Le Temps, 21-04-2007
     SUISSE. Afin d‘éviter que chaque canton édicte sa propre législation, un projet national est lancé. Il veut interdire les pitbulls et soumettre les chiens pouvant ętre dangereux ŕ autorisation.

Bernard Wuthrich, Berne Samedi 21 avril 2007 Plutôt que 26 régimes canto >>>


      LA SEMAINE. LA FRANCE DES RČGLES
      Le Temps, 21-04-2007
     La semaine. Beat Kappeler Samedi 21 avril 2007 Des pays entiers peuvent se tromper – les Anglo–Saxons construisaient des empires, mais buvaient du tr';s mauvais café, auquel les Suisses ajoutent une cr';me préfabriquée qui sent le rance. Et les Français? Il y a aussi une p >>>


      LA SUISSE ACCUEILLE DU BOUT DES LČVRES LE PROJET DE CONFÉRENCE SUR L‘IRAK
      Le Temps, 21-04-2007
     Effritement La Roumanie va vers des élections anticipées INTERNATIONAL Le Temps I International I Article La Suisse accueille du bout des l';vres le projet de conférence sur l‘Irak DIPLOMATIE. Aux yeux du Département des affaires étrang';res, l‘idée d‘une r >>>


      LE LIBÉRAL VAUDOIS SERGE BECK SE PRÉSENTE AUX ETATS
      Le Temps, 21-04-2007
     VAUD. La droite vaudoise part en ordre dispersé ŕ la conquęte de la Chambre haute.

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      LE «PAYS DE LOUPS» S‘EST MUÉ EN VALLÉE OUVERTE
      Le Temps, 21-04-2007
     Ces Français qui font l‘horlogerie vaudoise ŕ la vallée de Joux. Yelmarc Roulet Samedi 21 avril 2007 Des Français, on voit d‘abord les voitures. «Un reportage sur les frontaliers?

Allez donc photographier le parking de Jaeger–LeCoultre!» recommande un habitant d >>>


      LES REBONDISSEMENTS D‘UNE CAMPAGNE MARATHON
      Le Temps, 21-04-2007
     FRANCE. L‘une des plus longues de l‘histoire, des plus passionnantes aussi. Retour sur les moments décisifs d‘un combat politique tr';s disputé. Sylvain Besson, Paris Samedi 21 avril 2007 La dramaturgie de la campagne présidentielle se met en place au printemps 2006. Le 16 mai, & >>>


      LES SCANDALES DE CORRUPTION ONT RAISON DU PATRON DE SIEMENS
      Le Temps, 21-04-2007
     AFFAIRES. Heinrich von Pierer a présenté sa démission. Le futur président du conseil de surveillance, Gerhard Cromme, est un spécialiste de l‘acier et une figure tr';s respectée du patronat.

Cécile Calla, Le Monde Samedi 21 avril 2007 L‘ampleur du scandale >>>


      LES SUISSES AIMENT LA FRANCE,PLUS QUE LES FRAN'';AIS
      Le Temps, 21-04-2007
     Il était une fois. Un Saint–Gallois ŕ Vesoul Vue sur le monde. Le paysage avant la bataille La semaine. La France des r';gles TEMPS FORT Le Temps I Article Les Suisses aiment la France,plus que les Français L‘histoire montre que l‘helvétisme militant qui dominait au déb >>>


      MARIE–GABRIELLE INEICHEN, LA NOUVELLE PATRONNE SUISSE DU «COMMERCE MONDIAL»
      Le Temps, 21-04-2007
     Parmigiani vise 100 millions de francs de chiffre d‘affaires Les scandales de corruption ont raison du patron de Siemens L‘interview de la semaine. «Męme en tant que victime, je peux dire que Poutine a rendu un grand service aux Russes» ECONOMIE Le Temps I Economie I Article Marie–Gabr >>>


      NOUVEAU RECORD POUR LE SMI, MAIS LES PETITES VALEURS FONT MIEUX
      Le Temps, 21-04-2007
     ACTIONS. Les bénéfices du premier trimestre publiés jusqu‘ŕ présent et les rumeurs de fusions et acquisitions, notamment autour de UBS, ont effacé les effets de la correction de mars.

Jean–Louis Richard Samedi 21 avril 2007 Les effets de la correction boursi';re >>>


      PARMIGIANI VISE 100 MILLIONS DE FRANCS DE CHIFFRE D‘AFFAIRES
      Le Temps, 21-04-2007
     HORLOGERIE. La marque va s‘agrandir sous peu ŕ Fleurier. Investissements de plusieurs dizaines de millions de francs.

Bastien Buss Samedi 21 avril 2007 Onze ans apr';s son lancement, Parmigiani a réussi son pari. La marque s‘est fait une place dans l‘environnement de la haute >>>


      PRISE DE TEMPÉRATURE Ŕ SIX MOIS DES ÉLECTIONS. LE RÉCHAUFFEMENT CLIMATIQUE FAIT POUSSER LES VERTS AU–DELŔ DE 10%
      Le Temps, 21-04-2007
     Ueli Leuenberger et Ruth Genner. Le vice–président et la présidente des Verts ne peuvent que se réjouir de la progression de leur parti et de la forte adéquation entre leurs thématiques et les inquiétudes des électeurs. Photo: Keystone SONDAGE. Le dernier barom';tre é >>>


      QUELQUES HELVČTES DEVENUS TRČS HEXAGONAUX
      Le Temps, 21-04-2007
     Depuis la conclusion des accords bilatéraux, le nombre de Suisses et de Suissesses qui s‘installent en France voisine a explosé.

Stéphane Bussard, Haute–Savoie Samedi 21 avril 2007 «J‘ai toujours mon cśur ŕ Gen';ve, mais ça peut changer avec le temps >>>


      TRENTE SOLDATS SUISSES SONT PARTIS PROTÉGER L‘AMBASSADE Ŕ TÉHÉRAN Ŕ L‘INSU DU PARLEMENT
      Le Temps, 21-04-2007
     Prise de température ŕ six mois des élections. Le réchauffement climatique fait pousser les Verts au–delŕ de 10% Trente soldats suisses sont partis protéger l‘ambassade ŕ Téhéran ŕ l‘insu du parlement SUISSE Le Temps I Suisse I Article Trente soldats su >>>


      UNE JOURNÉE POUR FĘTER LE LIVRE
      Le Temps, 21-04-2007
     LECTURE. Manifestations dans tout le pays pour mobiliser les politiques. La lecture de ce texte (173' caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      VALENCE, LE BON CHOIX?
      Le Temps, 21-04-2007
     Le départ de la premi';re manche de la Coupe Louis Vuitton. Photo: Keystone VOILE. Le coup d‘envoi des régates vendredi a mis fin ŕ une semaine d‘annulation.

La polémique se dégonfle mais l‘avenir reste incertain. Isabelle Musy, Valence Samedi 21 avril 2007 &la >>>


      VILLAGE PEOPLE. SARKOYAL ET SÉGOZY, JUMEAUX STELLAIRES
      Le Temps, 21-04-2007
     Village people. Stéphane Bonvin Samedi 21 avril 2007 Sśur Ségol';ne, fr';re Sarkozy. Les candidats incestueux. Qui aurait cru, il y a 12 mois, que cela finirait comme ça? Avec une Gol';ne qui boucle sa campagne en parlant de fermeté et de petits drapeaux. Et avec un Kozy >>>


      VU DE SUISSE, UN THÉ'4;TRE POLITIQUE FASCINANT, MAIS QUI SE FIGE ET LASSE
      Le Temps, 21-04-2007
     Pierre Olivier Chave. «Un grand besoin de réformes» Karin Keller–Sutter. «Les banlieues, c‘est de la dynamite» François Longchamp. «Le début d‘un cycle flamboyant» Choses vues. Paris est une banlieue de la Suisse romande Je t‘aime... moi non plus >>>


      VUE SUR LE MONDE. LE PAYSAGE AVANT LA BATAILLE
      Le Temps, 21-04-2007
     Vue sur le monde. Bernard Guetta Samedi 21 avril 2007 Il n‘y eut pas d‘enthousiasme. Ni ŕ droite ni ŕ gauche et pas plus au centre, aucun Français n‘aura cru durant cette campagne qu‘une victoire de son camp allait «changer la vie».

C‘est le premier chang >>>


      «AUX VILLES ET AUX CANTONS L‘AIDE Ŕ LA CRÉATION, Ŕ NOUS LE SOUTIEN Ŕ LA DIFFUSION»
      Le Temps, 21-04-2007
     Jean–Frédéric Jauslin: «Quand je dis «Confédération», j’inclus Pro Helvetia. Photo: Keystone POLITIQUE. Le chef de l‘Office fédéral de la culture, Jean–Frédéric Jauslin, dévoile les grandes lignes des nouvelles lois sur la culture. Les biennales d‘art >>>


      AL SAGR APPOINTS BMG TO ARRANGE, ADVICE FOR IPO
      Arab News, 21-04-2007
     Arab News JEDDAH, 21 April 2007 — The board of directors of Al Sagr Company for Cooperative Insurance has appointed BMG Financial Advisors to underwrite the offering of 40 percent of its shares to the public in the Saudi capital market.

Al Sagr is one of the companies that have been licensed along with the fift >>>


      DEALS SIGNED WITH CHINESE FIRMS FOR SR15BN JEC PROJECT
      Arab News, 21-04-2007
     P.K. Abdul Ghafour, Arab News JEDDAH, 21 April 2007 — Saudi–based Western Way for Industrial Development Co. (WWIDC) has signed agreements with Chinese companies to establish a large aluminum complex in the Jizan Economic City (JEC), south of the Kingdom, with a total investment of SR15 billion ($4 billion), it wa >>>


      SAUDI BANKS ‘REMAIN SOUND’ DESPITE POOR Q1 PROFITS, SAYS S&P
      Arab News, 21-04-2007
     JEDDAH, 21 April 2007 — The credit–rating agency Standard & Poor’s announced yesterday that the decline in first–quarter profits of Saudi banks would not affect the firm’s high credit ratings for the sector.

«The basics of Saudi banks remain sound,» the agency’s rating analysts said. >>>


      SAUDI STOCK MARKET FALLS FURTHER
      Arab News, 21-04-2007
     Khalil Hanware & Abdul Jalil Mustafa, Arab News JEDDAH/AMMAN, 21 April 2007 — Arab stock markets showed mixed performance last week, reflecting investors’ different responses to first–quarter earnings and political developments, financial analysts said yesterday.

The Saudi stock market fell further la >>>


      CHILDREN IN PRAYERS
      Arab News, 21-04-2007
     Adil Salahi, Arab News Q.1. Here in Saudi Arabia people keep their young children standing next to them during congregational prayers. In my home country, children are told to stand behind the congregation in a row of their own. Which is the correct procedure?

Q.2. If one is offering Sunnah prayer in the mosque >>>


      DIVORCE HAS CERTAINLY NOT TAKEN PLACE
      Arab News, 21-04-2007
     Adil Salahi, Arab News Q. During a heated argument a man said to his wife, «As from today, there is no relationship between you and me.» He did not utter the normal word of divorce, always used in his community. The following day, the couple made up and resumed their marital relation as if nothing had happen >>>


      SIGNS OF WISDOM
      Arab News, 21-04-2007
     Commentary by Sayyid Qutb In the name of God, the Lord of Grace, the Most Merciful He has created the skies without any supports that you can see, and has placed firm mountains on earth, lest it sway with you, and has scattered through it all manner of living creatures. We send down water from the skies to cause every k >>>


      SOME ACTIONS THAT AMOUNT TO DISBELIEF
      Arab News, 21-04-2007
     Adil Salahi, Arab News Q. Could you please explain which actions constitute a rejection of God’s oneness, or shirk? Some people accuse others of committing shirk for some minor actions. Could you please explain whether there is something called hidden shirk?

I. Jama A. Certain attributes of God are well known t >>>


      THE PROPER WAY TO COUNTER ANTI–ISLAM PROPAGANDA
      Arab News, 21-04-2007
     Adil Salahi, Arab News Q. I have been having a discussion by correspondence with a friend of mine about Hadith, but he sent me a link to a website which denies the position of Hadith altogether. I feel that such sites are created by hypocrites or deviants. How to refute the falsehoods they publish?

Z. Khan A. T >>>


      THE PROPHET AS A MAN — 121: OBSERVING FAST WHEN THE FOOD IS SCARCE
      Arab News, 21-04-2007
     Adil Salahi, Arab News The number of Hadiths that speak of people’s hunger during the lifetime of the Prophet (peace be upon him) suggests that food was often scarce during that period. This is not surprising, considering that the Muslim community was surrounded by hostile tribes. It had often to take pre–emptive >>>


      THE PROPHET AS A MAN — 122: SATISFIED WITH BREAD, DATES AND VINEGAR
      Arab News, 21-04-2007
     Adil Salahi, Arab News It has been established in these articles that the Prophet (peace be upon him) led a simple life, free of all pretence. With regard to his food, he always ate whatever was available, criticising nothing. If he did not like something, he did not eat it, saying nothing against it. He always expresse >>>


      WOMEN IN ISLAMIC SOCIETY — 17: SOUND ADVICE IN SERIOUS SITUATIONS
      Arab News, 21-04-2007
     Dr. Abd Al–Haleem Abu Shuqqah When the wives of the Prophet (peace be upon him) were ordered to be screened, so that no man other than their immediate relatives could speak to them unless they were behind a screen, they could have been excused had they decided to keep to themselves and not to take any interest in >>>


      CHARITY OUT TO TEACH CHILDREN DENTAL HYGIENE
      Arab News, 21-04-2007
     Faiz Al–Mazrouei, Arab News DAMMAM, 21 April 2007 — A recent study released by the Health Ministry stated that 85 percent of school pupils across the Kingdom suffer from tooth decay and that the problem is a growing and widespread one.

In response to this, the Social Development Committee in Dammam has la >>>


      CRITICS TO DISCUSS NEW NOVELS BY SAUDI AUTHORS
      Arab News, 21-04-2007
     Ebtihal Mubarak, Arab News JEDDAH, 21 April 2007 — Tomorrow night at the Jeddah Literary Club, academics and other participants will discuss two recently published novels by Saudi authors — novels that aren’t necessarily banned locally, but not available in any bookstore in the Kingdom.

Layla Al–Jehani’s >>>


      FOREIGNERS DISCOVER THE BEAUTY OF MIDDLE EASTERN MUSIC
      Arab News, 21-04-2007
     Najah Alosaimi, Arab News RIYADH, 21 April 2007 — Western music no longer seems to attract foreigners living and working in the Middle East. Many have developed a special interest in Arab music. Some Middle Eastern female singers such as Haifa Wahbi and Merriam Fares have changed Western perceptions of beauty and entert >>>


      GROWING VIOLENCE IN SCHOOLS A CAUSE FOR CONCERN, SAYS STUDY
      Arab News, 21-04-2007
     Fatima Muhammad & Galal Fakar, Arab News JEDDAH, 21 April 2007 — Violence in schools is a growing problem across the Kingdom and news about pupils attacking teachers feature prominently in the local media.

An English teacher was recently filmed and photographed being beaten black and blue until he fell unco >>>


      JEDDAH COLLEGE PAIRS UP WITH BRITISH SCHOOL
      Arab News, 21-04-2007
     Hasan Hatrash, Arab News JEDDAH, 21 April 2007 — The Jeddah Technical College (JTC) and Britain’s City College Brighton and Hove (CCBH) are planning to sign an agreement next June concerning student and knowledge exchange between the two colleges, according to JTC Dean Mansour Al–Maiman.

He said that the >>>


      KAMC TEAM PREPS FOR SEPARATION OF CAMEROONIAN TWINS TODAY
      Arab News, 21-04-2007
     Mohammed Rasooldeen, Arab News The Cameroonian twins Phambom and Shefbou. (AN photo) RIYADH, 21 April 2007 — Ten Saudi women surgeons are scheduled to participate in an operation today to separate a set of conjoined twins from Cameroon at King Abdulaziz Medical City (KAMC) in Riyadh.

«The operation will b >>>


      ‘BOMB, BOMB, BOMB IRAN’
      Arab News, 21-04-2007
     Agencies Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain listens to a question from a reporter at the Clark County Republican Lincoln Day dinner in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Reuters)

WASHINGTON, 21 April 2007 — Republican US presidential contender John McCain turned to popular music to illuminate the debate on the >>>


      ARABS DETAINED IN ISRAEL SUFFER DOUBLE
      Arab News, 21-04-2007
     Mohammed Mar’i, Arab News RAMALLAH, West Bank, 21 April 2007 — The special rapporteur for prisoners in the Palestinian Legislative Council, Issa Qaraqi, has saluted the 60 Arab prisoners held in Israeli jails on the occasion of Arab Prisoners’ Day tomorrow. On this day, the prominent Lebanese prisoner, Samir Quntar, wil >>>


      BEHEADINGS EVOKE REVULSION
      Arab News, 21-04-2007
     Al Jacinto & Reuters ZAMBOANGA CITY, 21 April 2007 — Filipinos recoiled in disgust and the military stepped up its offensive yesterday after extremist militants decapitated seven laborers and sent their heads to army bases.

Local television showed soldiers laying banana leaves over the headless corpses, lyi >>>


      CLASHES ERUPT NEAR MOSQUE IN BAGHDAD
      Arab News, 21-04-2007
     Associated Press BAGHDAD, 21 April 2007 — Clashes erupted between gunmen and US and Iraqi forces around a Shiite mosque in western Baghdad before Friday prayers, and two suspected insurgents were killed, the American military said. Also yesterday, the US military announced the death of a Marine in a rocket attack the ni >>>


      COURT ORDERS MINISTRIES TO INFORM ON MISSING ONES
      Arab News, 21-04-2007
     Azhar Masood, Arab News ISLAMABAD, 21 April 2007 — A Supreme Court judge, Justice Javed Iqbal, yesterday issued notices to the ministries of defense and interior in the case concerning disappearances of people.

Many people who have been critical of the government’s role in the US war on terror have gone missing >>>


      ETHIOPIANS BOMB CIVILIAN AREAS, SOMALIS SAY
      Arab News, 21-04-2007
     Agence France Presse MOGADISHU, 21 April 2007 — Ethiopian forces battled insurgents with mortar bombs and machine guns in the Somali capital yesterday as the United Nations warned of a humanitarian catastrophe with corpses left rotting in the streets.

Ethiopian forces launched mortar bombs from the presidential >>>


      KAREEM TO PROMOTE INKEL DURING GULF VISIT
      Arab News, 21-04-2007
     Mohammed Ashraf, Arab News THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, 21 April 2007 — Industries Minister Elamaram Kareem will lead a high–level official delegation to the Gulf next month to promote Infrastructure Kerala Limited (InKel), the newly incorporated company that seeks to attract investments from NRIs. The team will hold meeti >>>


      KHALEDA SETS NEW TERMS TO GO INTO EXILE
      Arab News, 21-04-2007
     Imran Rahman & Agencies DHAKA, 21 April 2007 — Bangladesh’s recent former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia has asked the military–backed government to immediately free her son and allow her one last party meeting before she leaves for exile as another former Prime Minister Hasina Wajed vowed to defy government ban o >>>


      TRIBAL LEADER OFFERS REFUGE TO BIN LADEN
      Arab News, 21-04-2007
     Azhar Masood & Agencies ISLAMABAD, 21 April 2007 — A tribal leader, who was backed by the Pakistan Army in a campaign to evict Central Asian Al–Qaeda–linked militants from tribal lands, said yesterday he would provide refuge to Osama Bin Laden.

Mullah Nazir said he had never met the fugitive Al& >>>


      ‘SIMPLE FAILURES‘ AND ‘DISASTROUS RESULTS‘
      Washington Post, 21-04-2007
     Excerpts from Army Maj. Gen. Eldon A. Bargewell‘s report: '4;· The response to the Haditha incident "I found no direct evidence of any orchestrated effort or any effort on the part of any individual above the squad level to cover up this incident.

I did find that individuals above the squad le >>>


      ANALYSIS: IRAQ SURGE MAY BE EXTENDED
      Washington Post, 21-04-2007
     WASHINGTON –– The Pentagon is laying the groundwork to extend the U.S. troop buildup in Iraq. At the same time, the administration is warning Iraqi leaders that the boost in forces could be reversed if political reconciliation is not evident by summer.

This approach underscores the central difficult >>>


      BOARD SEEKS TO BAN PRINCIPAL
      Washington Post, 21-04-2007
     LYNWOOD, Ill. –– A school board has taken the first steps to bar a former principal secretly videotaped having sex with one of his teachers from working at any Illinois school.

The Sandridge District 172 School Board voted Friday to file a complaint demanding that Cook County education officials sus >>>


      BUSH TO VISIT POLAND IN JUNE: REPORT
      Washington Post, 21-04-2007
     WARSAW (Reuters) – President George W. Bush is expected to visit Warsaw in June for talks on installing part of a U.S.

missile defense system in Poland, Polish daily Rzeczpospolita said on Saturday, quoting a government source.

"We‘re expecting Bush to come," said the source, addi >>>


      BUSH: SECTARIAN KILLINGS DROP IN BAGHDAD
      Washington Post, 21-04-2007
     EAST GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. –– President Bush said Friday that sectarian murders have dropped by half in Baghdad since the U.S.–Iraqi military buildup began in February, rejecting a Democratic leader‘s claim that the war is lost.

The president said early signs show the operation to quell vi >>>


      CLINTON COURTS BLACKS, ASSAILS BUSH
      Washington Post, 21-04-2007
     NEW YORK –– Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton told black leaders on Friday that the Bush administration‘s treatment of blacks and the poor in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina was part of a pattern of government failures.

"The abuses that have gone on in the last six years, I don&ls >>>


      CONTRACT WORKER KILLS HOSTAGE, HIMSELF AT JOHNSON SPACE CENTER
      Washington Post, 21-04-2007
     AUSTIN, April 20 –– A NASA contract worker barricaded himself inside a Johnson Space Center building for nearly four hours Friday afternoon, shooting to death a hostage and later himself, police said.

The gunman apparently shot himself in the head as the Houston Police Department‘s SWAT team m >>>


      ENVOY ATTACKS FEMALE CIRCUMCISION IN KENYA
      Washington Post, 21-04-2007
     KILGORIS, Kenya (Reuters) – The U.S. ambassador to Kenya attacked the practice of female circumcision on Saturday, saying local communities must denounce it.

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is widespread in the east African nation, where the government estimates about a third of women has suffered the pro >>>


      EXPANDED PROGRAM MAY REDUCE WEATHER–RELATED FLIGHT DELAYS
      Washington Post, 21-04-2007
     D05 Worried that the summer thunderstorm season could snarl air traffic, federal regulators said they will expand a program aimed at reducing weather–related delays.

Officials used the initiative –– the Airspace Flow Program –– in the Northeast last year and said it was successful >>>


      FED BREACH LEAKS SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS
      Washington Post, 21-04-2007
     PM WASHINGTON –– The Social Security numbers of 63,000 people who received Agriculture Department grants have been posted on a government Web site since 1''6, but they were taken down last week. Free credit monitoring is being offered to those affected.

The security breach was only noticed l >>>


      HAWAII AIMS TO DETER VOLCANO OFFERINGS
      Washington Post, 21-04-2007
     HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK, Hawaii –– Rangers at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park are launching a program to stop people from leaving religious offerings at the summit of Mount Kilauea _ including food they say attracts rats and cockroaches.

Visitors leave 45 pounds of offerings from Halemaumau Cr >>>


      HOW DID THE GUNMAN PICK HIS TARGETS?
      Washington Post, 21-04-2007
     BLACKSBURG, Va. –– Many days, Andy Koch would return to his dorm to find suitemate Seung–Hui Cho standing in the hall, staring out a window that offered a sweeping view of neighboring West Ambler Johnston Hall.

Cho never lived at West AJ, as the towering dorm was called. He had no friends ther >>>


      INTERNET ABUZZ OVER ‘ISMAIL AX‘ MEANING
      Washington Post, 21-04-2007
     AM RICHMOND, Va. –– It was reportedly scrawled in red ink on the arm of the Virginia Tech gunman after his shooting rampage that left him and 32 others dead. It was written on an overnight postage Seung–Hui Cho sent between the two shootings. And a variation of it appeared on a file contained in the pa >>>


      KEY MEMBERS OF NEW IRAQ TEAM
      Washington Post, 21-04-2007
     PM –– A look at important members of President Bush‘s new management team for the Iraq war: DEFENSE SECRETARY ROBERT GATES: Took over from Donald H. Rumsfeld at the Pentagon in December. The move followed heavy Republican losses in the 2006 congressional elections and was heavy on symbolism. Rumsfeld h >>>


      LOS ANGELES TIMES TO CUT ABOUT 150 JOBS
      Washington Post, 21-04-2007
     LOS ANGELES –– About 150 jobs at the Los Angeles Times are expected to be cut next week amid a recent earnings report from parent Tribune Co.

that show slumping revenue, the newspaper reported. The cuts, expected to be announced Monday, would constitute more than 5 percent of the work force and incl >>>


      MAN DROWNS IN MOAT AT MISSOURI CASINO
      Washington Post, 21-04-2007
     KANSAS CITY, Mo. –– A man fleeing security drowned early Saturday after he leaped over a railing into a moat surrounding a casino, authorities said. Police said the man ran away while being questioned about a fake identification card at the Isle of Capri casino.

Authorities were called around 12:30 >>>


      MAN KILLS HOSTAGE, SELF AT NASA BUILDING
      Washington Post, 21-04-2007
     HOUSTON –– A NASA contract worker took a handgun inside an office building Friday at the Johnson Space Center and fatally shot a hostage before killing himself, police said. A second hostage escaped with minor injuries.

The gunman, William Phillips, 60, was able to take a snub–nosed revolver p >>>


      NASA EVACUATES JOHNSON SPACE CENTER AFTER GUNSHOT
      Washington Post, 21-04-2007
     HOUSTON – NASA evacuated a building at the Johnson Space Center in Houston after a person with a gun was seen and a shot was fired, a NASA spokeswoman said Friday.

NASA Spokeswoman Brandi Dean said it was not yet known if anyone was hurt. Local police were on the scene, she said.

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      NASA TO EXAMINE SECURITY AFTER SHOOTING
      Washington Post, 21-04-2007
     HOUSTON –– NASA officials who examined their security measures following the deadly shooting at Virginia Tech are trying to figure out how a contract worker sneaked a handgun into the Johnson Space Center and killed another employee before shooting himself.

The gunman, armed with a snub–nosed >>>



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