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      DISMAL Q1 RESULTS DRAG SAUDI STOCKS DOWN
      Arab News, 22-04-2007
     Khalil Hanware, Arab News JEDDAH, 22 April 2007 — After falling 3.8' percent last week, the Saudi stock market continued to drop yesterday. The Tadawul All–Share Index (TASI) declined 17'.6' points or 2.4 percent to 7,307.16 during yesterday’s trading session, its lowest close in 10 weeks due to disapp >>>


      IDEAS.ARABIA FORUM TO OFFER TIPS ON TAPPING WORKER’S INVOLVEMENT
      Arab News, 22-04-2007
     K.T. Abdurabb, Arab News DUBAI, 22 April 2007 — The three–day «Ideas.Arabia International Conference» starts today at the Al–Bustan Rotana Hotel here. It is an opportunity to share best practice and tips on how to tap and gain from employee involvement.

The «Idea of the Year» >>>


      JUBAIL WATER AND ELECTRICITY COMPANY
      Arab News, 22-04-2007
     Arab News JEDDAH, 22 April 2007 — Saudi Commerce and Industry Minister Dr. Hashim Yamani yesterday approved the establishment of Jubail Water & Electricity Co. with a capital of SR5 million. The company will develop, build, own, operate and maintain the Jubail water and electricity project, the Saudi Press Agency sa >>>


      KINGDOM TO HAVE FOUR FIXED–LINE SERVICE PROVIDERS
      Arab News, 22-04-2007
     P.K. Abdul Ghafour, Arab News JEDDAH, 22 April 2007 — Saudi Arabia will soon have four fixed–line phone service providers as the Kingdom’s telecom regulator yesterday gave initial approval to three consortia led by Bahrain Telecom Co. (Batelco), Hong Kong’s PCCW and US Verizon Communications to operate the country >>>


      MOBILY’S Q1 PROFIT SURGES SEVENFOLD
      Arab News, 22-04-2007
     Souhail Karam, Reuters RIYADH, 22 April 2007 — Etihad Etisalat (Mobily), Saudi Arabia’s second mobile phone operator, posted a nearly seven–fold jump in first–quarter profit on high subscriber growth, but still fell short of analyst forecasts.

Mobily made SR251 million ($66.' million), or 0.5 ri >>>


      SAUDI–BRITISH WEEK TAKES OFF IN EASTERN PROVINCE
      Arab News, 22-04-2007
     Faiz Al–Mazrouei, Arab News DAMMAM, 22 April 2007 — The British Trade Office in Alkhobar launched a new initiative by declaring a four–day Saudi–British Week starting today.

Terry Evans, Head of the British Trade Office, said «British Week started off as British Day. My idea was to hold >>>


      SAUDI HOLLANDI BANK PROFIT FALLS 31% IN Q1
      Arab News, 22-04-2007
     Arab News RIYADH, 22 April 2007 — Saudi Hollandi Bank (SHB) reported a net profit of SR215.4 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2007 compared to SR313.7 million for the same quarter last year, a decline of 31 percent. The net result was 26 percent lower than the fourth quarter of 2006.

Managing Director Gi >>>


      SIPCHEM NET PROFIT SURGES 54.6 PERCENT
      Arab News, 22-04-2007
     Arab News JEDDAH, 22 April 2007 — Saudi International Petrochemical Company (Sipchem) posted SR150 million net profit in the first quarter of 2007, an increase of SR53 million or 54.6 percent from SR'7 million recorded in the same period last year.

Sipchem’s total production during the first quarter of this >>>


      CHILDREN IN PRAYERS
      Arab News, 22-04-2007
     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, 22-04-2007
     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, 22-04-2007
     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, 22-04-2007
     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, 22-04-2007
     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, 22-04-2007
     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, 22-04-2007
     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, 22-04-2007
     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 >>>


      ‘ARAB SUMMIT A TURNING POINT’
      Arab News, 22-04-2007
     Mohammed Rasooldeen, Arab News Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah meets with Italian Premier Romano Prodi in Riyadh. (SPA)

RIYADH, 22 April 2007 — Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi yesterday called the Arab summit in Riyadh a turning point in the Middle East peace process.

«The out >>>


      ATTACKS ON VICE COPS ‘ON THE RISE’
      Arab News, 22-04-2007
     Arab News JEDDAH, 22 April 2007 — Attacks by the public against officials of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice are on the rise, according to a report published by Al–Watan daily yesterday.

The newspaper report said that there were at least 21 violent incidents last year >>>


      AUTHORITIES ORDER PROBE INTO PRISON BEATING
      Arab News, 22-04-2007
     Arab News RIYADH, 22 April 2007 — Footage of a prison officer beating prisoners has prompted the government to suspend two guards and open an investigation, a senior prison official said yesterday.

Video images captured on mobile telephones and published on websites in recent days showed a guard whipping two pr >>>


      CAMEROONIAN TWINS SUCCESSFULLY SEPARATED
      Arab News, 22-04-2007
     Mohammed Rasooldeen, Arab News Parents James Akumpu and Emmevena Nyamale visit the twins minutes before the operation. Chief surgeon Abdullah Al–Rabeeah is at right. (AN photo)

RIYADH, 22 April 2007 — The Cameroonian twins were successfully separated yesterday following a 10–hour operation at King A >>>


      COURSE TO ENHANCE RESEARCH SKILLS AMONG PHYSICIANS
      Arab News, 22-04-2007
     Lulwa Shalhoub, Arab News JEDDAH, 22 April 2007 — Medical records are an important reference material for doctors, provided they are used correctly. In order to educate hospital staffers on how to use patients’ records, the Ministry of Health opened yesterday a five–day training program to teach research methodolo >>>


      GCC, ASEAN SET OUT VISION OF COOPERATION
      Arab News, 22-04-2007
     M. Ghazanfar Ali Khan, Arab News RIYADH, 22 April 2007 — Two regional blocs, the six–nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the 10–member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), have set out a broad vision of cooperation following talks between GCC Secretary–General Abdulrahman Al–Atti >>>


      PRINCE SALMAN CONTEST FOR QUR’AN MEMORIZATION KICKS OFF IN RIYADH
      Arab News, 22-04-2007
     Raid Qusti, Arab News A young Saudi participates in the Prince Salman Contest for Memorization of the Holy Qur’an in Riyadh on Saturday. (AN photo by Humayid Al–Hazmi)

RIYADH, 22 April 2007 — Ninety–five Saudis — including men and women, who have either memorized the entire Qur’an or several of its >>>


      RABBLE–ROUSING PHOTOGRAPHERS NOW LEAD GROUP THEY ONCE ADMONISHED
      Arab News, 22-04-2007
     Ebtihal Mubarak, Arab News JEDDAH, 22 April 2007 — An atmosphere of optimism prevailed at the Jeddah House of Photography when two Saudi camera buffs became heads of the group, which is part of the governmental Arts and Culture Society.

The men selected to lead the group had broken away from the organization in >>>


      BAGHDAD SUNNIS COMPLAIN OF ‘PRISON WALL’
      Arab News, 22-04-2007
     Sinan Salaheddin, Associated Press A portion of a wall made of concrete blocks, which separates Baghdad’s Al–Azamiyah district from a neighboring Shiite area, in east Baghdad. (AFP)

BAGHDAD, 22 April 2007 — Criticism mounted yesterday over a wall US troops are building around a Sunni enclave surrounded by >>>


      COMMUNALISM DESTROYING COMPOSITE CULTURE: PM
      Arab News, 22-04-2007
     Nilofar Suhrawardy & Indo–Asian News Service NEW DELHI, 22 April 2007 — India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said yesterday that «forces of bigotry and communalism» were trying to destroy composite culture and that these could be checked by interfaith dialogue.

«Your mission gains u >>>


      FRESH FIGHTING KILLS 73 IN MOGADISHU
      Arab News, 22-04-2007
     Sahal Abdulle, Reuters MOGADISHU, 22 April 2007 — Shells pounded Mogadishu yesterday, killing at least 73 people to swell a death toll already in the hundreds from this week’s battles pitting militias and Islamists against Somali and Ethiopian troops.

The escalating war has also sent more than 321,000 residents >>>


      ISRAELI TROOPS KILL 4 PALESTINIANS IN JENIN RAID
      Arab News, 22-04-2007
     Hisham Abu Taha, Mohammed Mar’i & Agencies JENIN, West Bank, 22 April 2007 — Israeli troops shot and killed three Palestinian fighters and a policeman in the occupied West Bank yesterday in the worst flare–up of Israeli–Palestinian violence in several weeks.

In the most deadly incident, an Israe >>>


      KHALEDA MEETS JAILED SON AS PART OF DEAL
      Arab News, 22-04-2007
     Imran Rahman & Agencies DHAKA, 22 April 2007 — Former Bangladeshi Prime Minister Khaleda Zia yesterday met her jailed elder son in the nation’s capital as part of a deal to go into exile within a couple of days, an intelligence official said. Under the deal, Khaleda met her son Tarique Rahman, who is in jail now awa >>>


      MALIKI TO WOO REGIONAL LEADERS FOR EGYPT TALKS
      Arab News, 22-04-2007
     Agence France Presse BAGHDAD, 22 April 2007 — Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Al–Maliki will begin a regional tour today to drum up support for next month’s international conference in Egypt aimed at quelling the raging bloodshed in Iraq. His tour comes to the backdrop of a warning by US Defense Secretary Robert Gates t >>>


      MORE INDIAN MPS IN PEOPLE–SMUGGLING PLOT
      Arab News, 22-04-2007
     Agencies NEW DELHI, 22 April 2007 — A travel agent has accused two more federal lawmakers of links to a people–smuggling plot that saw an MP arrested for using family passports to try and fly a woman and a boy to Canada.

Bharatiya Janata Party MP Babubhai Katara was arrested Wednesday at New Delhi’s Indir >>>


      MULLAH OMAR URGES MORE SUICIDE RAIDS
      Arab News, 22-04-2007
     Reuters SPIN BOLDAK, Afghanistan, 22 April 2007 — The fugitive Taleban leader Mullah Omar has urged his followers to step up suicide attacks on foreign and Afghan troops and remain united, according to a Taleban commander.

Violence has surged in Afghanistan in recent weeks after a winter lull, following last ye >>>


      MUSHARRAF OFFERS TO RESOLVE ME CRISIS
      Arab News, 22-04-2007
     Agencies CAIRO/ISLAMABAD, 22 April 2007 — Pakistan’s President Pervez Musharraf made a surprise offer Friday to help resolve the Israeli–Palestinian conflict in an interview with the pan–Arab satellite Television Al–Arabya.

Musharraf told the Dubai–based television that he would be willi >>>


      PIF PRESENTATION IN RIYADH TODAY
      Arab News, 22-04-2007
     Arab News RIYADH, 22 April 2007 — A well known management consultant and secretary–general of Pakistan Investment Forum, Dr. Junaid Ahmad will give a presentation on «Investment Opportunities in Pakistan» before a select gathering here at Marhaba Restaurant at 12 noon today, a press release from Shamsh >>>


      PING, CHIZ AND KIKO LEAD EXIT POLLS IN RIYADH, ALKHOBAR
      Arab News, 22-04-2007
     Arab News Team Filipino voters fill ballot forms at the Philippine Consulate in Jeddah on Saturday. (AN photo by Francis R. Salud)

RIYADH/ALKHOBAR/JEDDAH, 22 April 2007 — It’s two from the opposition and one independent candidate that most of the absentee voters in Riyadh have written on their ballots in the on >>>


      SYRIANS CALL FOR RELEASE OF PRISONERS IN ISRAEL
      Arab News, 22-04-2007
     Agence France Presse DAMASCUS/BEIRUT, 22 April 2007 — More than 400 students whose families come from the Israeli–occupied Golan Heights held a protest in Damascus yesterday over the «inhuman» conditions in which fellow Syrians are being held in Israel.

«Freedom for the prisoners,» >>>


      UAE DELEGATION VISITS FORMER CHILD JOCKEYS
      Arab News, 22-04-2007
     K.T. Abdurabb, Arab News ABU DHABI, 22 April 2007 — A high–level delegation from the UAE’s Interior Ministry visited Pakistan to inspect follow up on programs set up by both countries to rehabilitate child camel–jockeys who previously took part in camel races in the UAE, official news agency WAM reported yes >>>


      VIDEO SHOWS BOY BEHEADING ‘US SPY’
      Arab News, 22-04-2007
     Abdul Sattar, Associated Press KILI FAQIRAN, Pakistan, 22 April 2007 — The boy with the knife looks barely 12. In a high–pitched voice, he denounces the bound, blindfolded man before him as an American spy. Then he hacks off the captive’s head to cries of «God is Great!» and hoists it in triumph by the >>>


      2 SMALL PLANES CRASH OFF FLORIDA COAST
      Washington Post, 22-04-2007
     FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. –– Two small planes carrying a total of eight people crashed in separate incidents off the coast of Florida, authorities said.

No survivors had been found by late Saturday. A Piper Aztec carrying five people crashed off the coast of Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, officials said.< >>>


      2 SMALL PLANES CRASH OFF FLORIDA COAST
      Washington Post, 22-04-2007
     FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. –– Two small planes carrying a total of eight people crashed in separate incidents off the coast of Florida, authorities said.

No survivors had been found by late Saturday. A Piper Aztec carrying five people crashed off the coast of Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, officials said.< >>>


      BLUE ANGEL JET CRASHES AT AIR SHOW
      Washington Post, 22-04-2007
     By Bruce SmithAssociated PressSunday, April 22, 2007; A07 BEAUFORT, S.C., April 21 –– A Navy Blue Angel fighter jet crashed during an air show Saturday, plunging into a neighborhood of small homes and trailers and killing the pilot, the county coroner said.

It was the first death of a Blue Angel pil >>>


      BUSH PASSES UP COMEDY AT MEDIA DINNER
      Washington Post, 22-04-2007
     WASHINGTON –– President Bush, deferring to the tragedy at Virginia Tech, passed up any attempt to be funny at the White House Correspondents‘ Association dinner Saturday, leaving those efforts to impersonator Rich Little.

Returning to the podium at the annual dinner after 23 years, Little made >>>


      GRAND VISION FOR NATIONAL HARBOR TAKES FORM
      Washington Post, 22-04-2007
     By Anita HuslinWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, April 22, 2007; A01 Milt Peterson looks upon the artist renderings of National Harbor with the critical eye of a general. It‘s like nothing Washington has ever seen.

Sail–shaped banners line the Potomac waterfront, with moving images projected on th >>>


      JUSTICE THOMAS‘S LIFE A TANGLE OF POVERTY, PRIVILEGE AND RACE
      Washington Post, 22-04-2007
     April 22, 2007; A01 Adapted from the book "Supreme Discomfort: The Divided Soul of Clarence Thomas" by Kevin Merida and Michael A. Fletcher, Doubleday, New York, '4;© 2007.

Drugs have been a persistent problem in Pin Point, Ga., a tiny rural settlement best known as the birthplace of Supreme Co >>>


      LITTLE RETURNS TO CORRESPONDENTS‘ DINNER
      Washington Post, 22-04-2007
     WASHINGTON –– Twenty–three years ago, impersonator Rich Little stepped to the podium at the White House Correspondents‘ Association dinner after President Reagan told him: "Now Rich, if you do well, we‘ll have you back." It took more than two decades, but Little finally returned.< >>>


      MAN ACCUSED IN ‘DUNGEON‘ CASE TESTIFIES
      Washington Post, 22-04-2007
     DARLINGTON, S.C. –– A convicted sex offender accused of raping two teens in a dungeon–like space behind his home testified Saturday that he had sex with both of his accusers hours before the alleged crimes took place.

Kenneth Glenn Hinson said one of the 17–year–old girls then aske >>>


      MASS SHOOTINGS MORE COMMON SINCE 1'60S
      Washington Post, 22-04-2007
     NEW YORK –– Mass public shootings have become such a part of American life in recent decades that the most dramatic of them can be evoked from the nation‘s collective memory in a word or two: Luby‘s. Jonesboro. Columbine.

And now, Virginia Tech. Since Aug. 1, 1'66, when Charles Whitm >>>


      MEDICAID PROGRAMS ‘SEVERELY CHALLENGED,‘ REPORT SAYS
      Washington Post, 22-04-2007
     State Medicaid programs, which provide health care to some of the nation‘s poor, vary wildly in their eligibility criteria, the scope and quality of their care, and the amount they reimburse physicians providing it, according to an independent assessment published last week.

Overall, the programs are &quo >>>


      MEMORIALS HELD FOR SEVERAL SLAIN VA. TECH STUDENTS
      Washington Post, 22-04-2007
     By Jacqueline L. SalmonWashington Post Staff WriterSaturday, April 21,
2007; 4:30 PM At a Chantilly memorial service this afternoon for slain Virginia Tech student Reema Samaha, her father expressed his condolences to his family of the man who shot her and the Korean community here.

They, Joseph Samaha said >>>


      N.Y. DUO SETS SAIL ON 1,000–DAY CRUISE
      Washington Post, 22-04-2007
     HOBOKEN, N.J. –– He‘s a veteran of long–distance sailing voyages in all kinds of weather. She‘s never sailed outside the Hudson River. But together,
55–year–old Reid Stowe and his 23–year–old girlfriend, Soanya Ahmad, embarked Saturday on a voyage that they inten >>>


      NATION IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 22-04-2007
     Engineer Jailed on Iran Trade Charges PHOENIX –– A former engineer at the largest U.S. nuclear power plant allegedly took computer access codes and software to Iran, where he used them to download details of plant control rooms and reactors, officials said Saturday.

Mohammad Alavi, who worked at the >>>


      NYC PLEDGES 1 MILLION NEW TREES BY 2017
      Washington Post, 22-04-2007
     NEW YORK –– One million new trees will join the urban landscape of New York City by the year 2017 to reduce air pollution, cool temperatures and help improve the city‘s long term sustainability, officials said Saturday.

The tree program is one of 127 environmental proposals that Mayor Michael >>>


      POLICE: POOR REVIEW SET OFF NASA GUNMAN
      Washington Post, 22-04-2007
     HOUSTON –– The gunman in an apparent murder–suicide at the Johnson Space Center targeted a NASA worker he feared could get him fired, police said Saturday.

William Phillips had received a poor job review a month before authorities said he smuggled a revolver into the space center, shot David B >>>


      RALLY AGAINST ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION SCHEDULED
      Washington Post, 22-04-2007
     By Pamela Constable and N.C. AizenmanWashington Post Staff WritersSunday, April 22, 2007; C01 As the debate over immigration reform takes shape in Congress, radio talk show hosts will headline a rally against illegal immigration across from the White House today as a preamble to a week of lobbying on Capitol Hill.
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      SECOND AVE. SUBWAY LURCHES FORWARD
      Washington Post, 22-04-2007
     By Robin ShulmanWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, April 22, 2007; A08 New York is a city of transit myths: Alligators live in the subway tunnels.

A man died on the train, but no one noticed. Yeah, I‘ll sell you the Brooklyn Bridge.

Someday there will be a Second Avenue subway line. That subway >>>


      THE TALK SHOWS
      Washington Post, 22-04-2007
     Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (WTTG), ' a.m.: Sens. Arlen Specter (R–Pa.) and Charles E. Schumer (D–N.Y.); Virginia Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling (R); and George Washington University President Stephen Trachtenberg.

THIS WEEK (ABC, WJLA), 10 a.m.: Sens. C >>>


      THIEF SNATCHES PIGGY BANK WITH $600
      Washington Post, 22-04-2007
     LINCOLN, Neb. –– This little piggy had $600. Its rightful owner now has none. A pink ceramic piggy bank filled with quarters, dollar coins and some bills was stolen from the counter of the Smokehouse Deli, the owner reported Friday.

The 8–inch tall pig weighed about 30 pounds and was filled ab >>>


      TODAY IN HISTORY – APRIL 22
      Washington Post, 22-04-2007
     AM –– Today is Sunday, April 22, the 112th day of 2007. There are 253 days left in the year.

Today‘s Highlight in History: On April 22, 188', the Oklahoma Land Rush began at noon as thousands of homesteaders staked claims.

On this date: In 150', Henry VIII became king of Engla >>>


      TORNADO WRECKS NEB. HOMES, SEVERAL HURT
      Washington Post, 22-04-2007
     OMAHA, Neb. –– A tornado ripped up farmsteads in western Nebraska and injured several people as thunderstorms rippled across the Plains.

The twister that struck late Friday spread debris along a path that was up to a half–mile wide in places, the Frontier County sheriff‘s office said Sat >>>


      U.S. NAVY "BLUE ANGELS" JET CRASHES
      Washington Post, 22-04-2007
     WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A jet fighter flown by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels demonstration team crashed on Saturday in South Carolina, eyewitnesses said.

Curt Copeland, the coroner in the county where the crash occurred, told Reuters the pilot of the aircraft had died.

The show in Beaufort, South Caro >>>


      AFTER ADOPTING TERM LIMITS, STATES LOSE FEMALE LEGISLATORS
      Washington Post, 22-04-2007
     CHICAGO –– Jo Ann Davidson remembers feeling optimistic that term limits would land more women in Ohio‘s legislature, where 32 of the 132 seats were held by women in the mid–1''0s. Yet in the seven years since the law took effect, the figure has fallen to 23.

And now women electe >>>


      CONGRESS SKEPTICAL OF WARHEAD PLAN
      Washington Post, 22-04-2007
     By Walter PincusWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, April 22, 2007; A05 Congressional hearings over the past several weeks have shown that the Bush administration‘s plan to move ahead with a new generation of nuclear warheads faces strong opposition from House and Senate members concerned that the effort lacks any >>>


      DEMOCRATS RECRUITING CHALLENGERS FOR GROWING TARGET LIST
      Washington Post, 22-04-2007
     When Rep. Sam Graves (R) won Missouri‘s 6th District in 2000 with 51 percent, it was assumed that he would be a regular Democratic target. His subsequent reelection percentages –– 63 percent in 2002, 64 in 2004, 62 in 2006 – show how quickly Graves fell off Democrats‘ radar.

No mor >>>


      GOP TROUBLES MAY HURT BID TO RETAKE CONGRESS IN 2008
      Washington Post, 22-04-2007
     By Jonathan WeismanWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, April 22, 2007; A03 The abrupt resignations last week of two Republican House members from their sensitive committee assignments have thrust lingering legal and ethics issues back into the limelight, potentially complicating GOP efforts to retake Congress next year. >>>


      TOPS IN TRENTON
      Washington Post, 22-04-2007
     By David SegalWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, April 22, 2007; D01 TRENTON, N.J. –– A practical question to ponder as you meet Richard Codey: What do you call the guy? His business card says "Senate President," and by dint of that title, he became acting governor April 12 after New Jersey‘ >>>


      2 SUICIDE BOMBS KILL 13
      Washington Post, 22-04-2007
     BAGHDAD –– Two suicide car bombers attacked a police station in a residential area of Baghdad on Sunday, killing at least 13 people and wounding 82, police said.

The first driver raced through a police checkpoint guarding the station and exploded his vehicle just outside the two–story building >>>


      ACROSS THE GULF OF TIME, BEARING WITNESS TO EVIL
      Washington Post, 22-04-2007
     A17 ORANIENBURG, Germany At the end of the peaceful neighborhood street, past the tidy prewar cottages and just beyond the snack bar offering ice cream on a cool spring day, looms what‘s left of the Nazi concentration camp.

It‘s 10:07 a.m. and birds are trilling in the treetops, the voices of happy >>>


      BOMBERS KILL 10 AT BAGHDAD POLICE STATION
      Washington Post, 22-04-2007
     BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Two suicide car bombers rammed their vehicles into an Iraqi police station in southwestern Baghdad on Sunday, killing 10 people and wounding 75, police said.

The attack in the mostly Shi‘ite al–Bayaa neighborhood was one of the deadliest against Iraqi security forces in the >>>


      BRAZILIAN AIR CONTROL BLAMED FOR CRASH
      Washington Post, 22-04-2007
     RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil –– The U.S. company that owned the executive jet involved in a mid–air collision with a commericial airliner blamed faulty Brazilian air traffic control for the accident that killed 154 people, according to a report obtained by the Associated Press on Saturday.

The Sept. >>>


      CHO‘S CASE SIMILAR TO OTHER MASS KILLINGS BY LONERS
      Washington Post, 22-04-2007
     A13 For more than two centuries, explorers, travelers and researchers have tracked the disturbing phenomenon of individuals who act out their rage against the world in an abrupt burst of homicide against total strangers.

Invariably, the violence ends with the person getting killed or taking his own life.
>>>


      COUNCIL HEAD IN FALLUJAH SHOT DEAD; 3 GIS KILLED
      Washington Post, 22-04-2007
     BAGHDAD, April 21 –– The Fallujah City Council chairman, a critic of al–Qaeda who took the job after his three predecessors were assassinated, was killed on Saturday, the latest blow in a violent internal Sunni struggle for control of an insurgent stronghold.

In Baghdad, U.S. and Iraqi officia >>>


      EGYPTIAN MASSACRE VICTIM BURIED AT HOME
      Washington Post, 22-04-2007
     EL–MALAKEEN EL–BAHARIYAH, Egypt –– Hundreds of mourners wailed and chanted as they walked with a green wooden coffin in the funeral procession for an Egyptian graduate student killed in the Virginia Tech massacre who was buried in his hometown on Saturday.

Earlier, Waleed Mohammed Shaala >>>


      ISRAEL TROOPS KILL 2 W.BANK MILITANTS: PALESTINIANS
      Washington Post, 22-04-2007
     NABLUS, West Bank (Reuters) – Israeli troops shot and killed two Palestinian militants during an arrest raid in the occupied West Bank town of Nablus on Sunday, local residents said.

The two men, members of the al–Aqsa Martyrs Brigades which is an offshoot of President Mahmmoud Abbas‘s Fatah f >>>


      ISRAELI TROOPS KILL 8 PALESTINIANS
      Washington Post, 22-04-2007
     NABLUS, West Bank –– Israeli troops killed eight Palestinians, including a 17–year–old girl, in a two–day surge of fighting across the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Palestinian officials said Sunday.

The dead also included three militants traveling together in a car in the northern Wes >>>


      JAPANESE MAN FACES VERDICT OVER BRITON‘S DEATH
      Washington Post, 22-04-2007
     TOKYO (Reuters) – A former Japanese businessman charged with serial rape and killing two foreign women, including Briton Lucie Blackman in 2000, faces a court verdict on Tuesday in a case experts call the worst sex crime in Japanese history.

Former property developer Joji Obara, 54, is charged with total >>>


      OLMERT: IRAN CAN BE STOPPED PEACEFULLY
      Washington Post, 22-04-2007
     JERUSALEM –– Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Sunday that there was still time for international diplomatic efforts to curb Iran‘s nuclear ambitions, without the need for military action.

"I believe the international efforts will achieve the goals," Olmert said. "There is >>>


      REGRET AND REMORSE DOMINATE VIGIL
      Washington Post, 22-04-2007
     SEOUL, April 21 –– Kim Sang Chul picked up his newspaper Wednesday morning and read the banner headline in horror: "Virginia Shooter Is an Overseas Korean." "A Korean? It was just pure shock," he said. "And I immediately felt a prick of conscience." Kim, chairman of the National >>>


      SEARCH FOR ‘GHOST YACHT‘ CREW SUSPENDED
      Washington Post, 22-04-2007
     BRISBANE, Australia –– Police on Sunday suspended their search for the crew of a yacht found drifting off Australia‘s Great Barrier Reef with sails up, engine running and food on the table, saying there was little chance of finding the three men alive.

Police believe skipper Des Batten, 56, an >>>


      SOUTH KOREA TO RESUME RICE AID, TRAIN LINK TO NORTH
      Washington Post, 22-04-2007
     SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea reached a deal with North Korea on Sunday to resume massive rice aid to its impoverished neighbor, as well agreeing to the first run of trains across their heavily fortified border in 50 years.

But Seoul did not link the resumption of rice aid to the shutdown of the North&lsq >>>


      SOUTH KOREA TO SEND FOOD AID TO NORTH
      Washington Post, 22-04-2007
     SEOUL, South Korea –– South Korea agreed Sunday to send 400,000 tons of rice to impoverished North Korea despite the communist government‘s failure to meet a deadline to shut down its nuclear reactor.

The agreement was reached early Sunday after five days of economic aid talks in the North Kor >>>


      TOP U.S. OFFICERS SEE MIXED RESULTS FROM IRAQ ‘SURGE‘
      Washington Post, 22-04-2007
     By Ann Scott TysonWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, April 22, 2007; A01 BAGHDAD, April 21 –– Gen. David H. Petraeus, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, said the ongoing increase of nearly 30,000 U.S. troops in the country has achieved "modest progress" but has also met with setbacks such as a rise i >>>


      TROOPS IN DIYALA FACE A SKILLED, FLEXIBLE FOE
      Washington Post, 22-04-2007
     By Joshua PartlowWashington Post Foreign ServiceSunday, April 22, 2007; A01 BAQUBAH, Iraq –– The pale blue light inside the Chinook helicopter cast a faint glow on the young soldiers, shoulder to shoulder, tensed for battle.

They crossed themselves and bowed their heads. The battalion was flying in >>>


      TWO SUICIDE CAR BOMBS KILL 13 IN BAGHDAD
      Washington Post, 22-04-2007
     BAGHDAD –– Two suicide car bombers attacked a police station in a residential area of Baghdad on Sunday, killing at least 13 people and wounding 82, police said.

The first driver raced through a police checkpoint guarding the station and exploded his vehicle just outside the two–story building >>>


      WORLD IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 22-04-2007
     At Least 6 Palestinians Killed in Israeli Strikes GAZA CITY –– Israeli forces killed at least six Palestinians on Saturday, including one in an airstrike in the Gaza Strip, in the worst flare–up in Israeli–Palestinian fighting in months.

The Israeli army said the airstrike, only the seco >>>


      ACCOUNTANT IN HIRCHSON AFFAIR: ‘NILI WAS ONLY A CONDUIT FOR TRANSFERING THE FUNDS ‘
      Haaretz, 22-04-2007
     By Meirav Arlosoroff and Guy Leshem "I know we asked questions at the time, and we received answers. We couldn‘t do any more. The evidence is that when the police came, they heard our explanations and left," said Zohar, referring to the multi–million scandal at the organization that is at the cente >>>


      BUSINESS BRIEFS
      Haaretz, 22-04-2007
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Bookmark to del.icio.us Business briefs The Bank of Israel has asked the public for proposals on the possible cancellation of the representative rates for foreign exchange. In a statement published at the end of last week on the bank‘s site in Hebrew , the >>>


      ISRAEL TO REMAIN ON U.S. WATCH LIST FOR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
      Haaretz, 22-04-2007
     By Ora Coren The costs of intellectual property violations in Israel reached $450 million in 2006, similar to the amount lost in 2005, according to a report prepared by the U.S. Commerce Department. The report was given to the Israeli government recently in advance of the publication of the rankings of countries that vi >>>


      LARGE WAGE RAISES PROPOSED FOR CEOS OF STATE COMPANIES
      Haaretz, 22-04-2007
     By Meirav Arlosoroff The outgoing head of the Government Companies Authority (GCA), Eyal Gabbai, has proposed significantly raising the salaries of the chief executives of state–owned companies. Gabbai recommends that the CEOs of the largest government firms be increased from about NIS 40,000 a month to between NI >>>


      TREASURY, IDF STRIKE DEAL ON SALARY INCREASES FOR OFFICERS
      Haaretz, 22-04-2007
     By Moti Bassok Officers in the Israel Defense Forces with rank of captain, and who have held this rank for at least three years, will receive a special grant starting next year of over NIS 16,600 a year. The grant will be made in two payments, and will be what is known in Israel as a 13th and 14th salary – an extr >>>


      HOW GOOD IT IS TO BE WEAK
      Haaretz, 22-04-2007
     By Zvi Barel The formula Olmert proposes is as follows. Think of him as Abu Mazen: a moderate leader, a seeker of peace saying the right things about the Arab initiative. But between you and me, the man is weak, and what do you want from him? He does not really rule. He is so far from ruling that there is a need for Ara >>>


      ISRAELI HELP FOR DARFUR
      Haaretz, 22-04-2007
     By Haaretz Editorial More than 250,000 people have been killed in Darfur since 2004 and nearly 2.5 million Sudanese have fled their homes; the situation in the region could now spiral completely out of control.

The widening of the conflict to include Chad and the Central African Republic has already caused more >>>


      REDRAWING FRANCE‘S IDENTITY CARD
      Haaretz, 22-04-2007
     By Daniel Ben Simon PARIS – Millions of French citizens will be holding their breath as the results of the second round of the presidential elections are announced tonight at 8 P.M. Exactly five years ago, many of them were horrified to discover that the extreme right leader Jean–Marie Le Pen had overcome th >>>


      WE ARE ALL TERRORISTS
      Haaretz, 22-04-2007
     By Uzi Benziman All of these, it would seem, are rare sights. As the National Road Safety Authority (NRSA) would have it, Israel‘s roads are a battleground that must be traversed using violence in order to defend oneself again the terrorists and murderers lurking around every bend.

The NRSA is running a c >>>


      WILL I HANG THE FLAG?
      Haaretz, 22-04-2007
     By Gideon Levy That was a long time ago. During my first trip overseas, in a youth delegation to Europe, two years after the Six–Day War, we flew the state flag on the front of the bus in which we were traveling, between France and Italy.

Back then they applauded us. How proud we were to be Israelis. In r >>>


      "THEY KILLED EVERYONE OVER THE AGE OF 7"
      Haaretz, 22-04-2007
     By Photo: Uriel Sinai , By Assaf Uni Omar Abdullah Abakr, 18, does not know why the Janjaweed militiamen who are carrying out the genocide in Darfur butchered his entire family three years ago. But he remembers how it happened. It was 6:00 A.M., his mother had just gone to fetch water and his father had gone to pray at >>>


      ARAB DOCTORS COMPLAIN OF SECURITY CHECK AT TRAIN STATION
      Haaretz, 22-04-2007
     By Jack Khoury A security guard at the entrance to Haifa‘s Bat Galim train station delayed two Arab doctors from the city‘s Rambam Medical Center Thursday, causing them to miss their train, and treating them, one of the doctors said, "according to orders and policy that cannot be described any other way >>>


      CAR RACE LEAVES 1 DEAD; 3 DIE IN OTHER WEEKEND ACCIDENTS
      Haaretz, 22-04-2007
     By Jack Khoury and Roni Singer–Heruti Four people were killed in car accidents over the weekend. Police believe one of the fatalities was the result of an illegal car race. Another accident occurred on Route 6 as a result of a busted tire.

Police believe that before Fadi Rushrush, 28, from Ilabun in the G >>>


      ISRAEL: SYRIA READYING FOR WAR
      Haaretz, 22-04-2007
     By Ze‘ev Schiff The gist of the Israeli message in its recent talks with United States Defense Secretary Robert Gates is that Syria is preparing for a military confrontation with Israel.

The U.S. message to Israel on Syria, in contrast, remained unchanged: Israel should at present avoid diplomatic talks w >>>


      MAJ.–GEN. GALANT: IRAN TRAINS PALESTINIAN TERRORISTS IN GAZA
      Haaretz, 22-04-2007
     By Amos Harel GOC Southern Command Major General Yoav Galant has confirmed that Iranian terror and guerrilla experts are in the Gaza Strip training Palestinian terror organizations. Galant says the Iranians are the source of most of the know–how coming to the West Bank, Lebanon and Iraq on the use of land mines, e >>>


      MAN KILLS HOSTAGE, HIMSELF AT NASA
      Haaretz, 22-04-2007
     By The Associated Press HOUSTON – NASA officials who examined their security measures following the deadly shooting at Virginia Tech university 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 bar >>>



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