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      KAEC IN FOCUS AT RIYADH EXPO
      Arab News, 29-04-2007
     Arab News RIYADH, 2' April 2007 — Emaar, the Economic City (Emaar EC), a Tadawul–listed company, is highlighting the rapid progress achieved on King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC), the company’s flagship project, at the 10th Real Estate and Urban Development Exhibition being held at Riyadh Exhibitions Company C >>>


      MOBILY MAKES SWITCHING EASIER
      Arab News, 29-04-2007
     Arab News RIYADH, 2' April 2007 — Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) has made switching from other networks to its 3.5G network through Raqami (my number) easier, a company statement said yesterday.

Mobile number portability allows cell phone users in the Kingdom to retain their whole number, the three–digit ar >>>


      SAUDI ARABIA TO BUILD TWO MORE ECONOMIC CITIES THIS YEAR
      Arab News, 29-04-2007
     Raid Qusti, Arab News RIYADH, 2' April 2007 — Saudi Arabia will build two more economic cities this year, making the total economic cities in the Kingdom to six, a senior government official said here yesterday.

The two economic cities will be built in the Northwest of the Kingdom and in the Eastern Provinc >>>


      SHAMIL BANK’S NET INCOME RISES 151%
      Arab News, 29-04-2007
     Arab News MANAMA, 2' April 2007 — Shamil Bank, a major Islamic bank based in Bahrain, has announced a record net income of $28.3' million for the 1st quarter of 2007.

The net income reflects an increase of 151 percent over $11.32 million earned in the same period last year. As a result, earnings per sha >>>


      A SPECIAL SURAH FOR FRIDAY
      Arab News, 29-04-2007
     Adil Salahi, Arab News Q. I have been told that if one reads surah 18, The Cave, on Fridays, God will forgive that person’s sins committed between the two Fridays. Is this correct?

A.A. Hussain A. Reading this surah on Friday, before the Friday prayer is due, is recommended.

We have a couple of Hadiths >>>


      DIFFERENT VIEWS ON MEAT OF SEA CREATURES
      Arab News, 29-04-2007
     Adil Salahi, Arab News Q. People have different views on the permissibility of eating the meat of some sea creatures, particularly the ones that also survive on land, such as crabs. Please comment.

M. Haneef A. There is no doubt as to the permissibility to eat the meat of such creatures.

God says in th >>>


      GIFTS FROM SUBORDINATE WORKERS
      Arab News, 29-04-2007
     Adil Salahi, Arab News Q. I have been working in a company since its inception 18 years ago, and the present general manager is a close friend of mine as we joined the company at the same time. When my son got married, he gave generous gifts to both my son and his bride. When I went on a home visit recently I brought hi >>>


      RELATIONS WITH PARENTS
      Arab News, 29-04-2007
     Commentary by Sayyid Qutb In the name of God, the Lord of Grace, the Most Merciful We bestowed wisdom on Luqman: ‘Be grateful to God; for he who is grateful is only grateful for his own benefit. As for the one who is ungrateful; well, God is self–sufficient, ever to be praised.’ Luqman said to his son, admonishing >>>


      THE PROPER WAY TO COUNTER ANTI–ISLAM PROPAGANDA
      Arab News, 29-04-2007
     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 — 122: SATISFIED WITH BREAD, DATES AND VINEGAR
      Arab News, 29-04-2007
     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 >>>


      THE PROPHET AS A MAN — 123: EATING DATES EVERY DAY
      Arab News, 29-04-2007
     Adil Salahi, Arab News Islam emphasizes the human status of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), so that there can be no chance that he would be elevated to any superhuman status, as happened in the case of some prophets. His life was recorded even in minute details, and such records give us an image of an ordinary hum >>>


      WOMEN IN ISLAMIC SOCIETY — 18: INVOLVED IN COMMUNITY AFFAIRS
      Arab News, 29-04-2007
     Dr. Abd Al–Haleem Abu Shuqqah The wives of the Prophet (peace be upon him) continued to be fully involved in the affairs of the Muslim community after they were instructed that they could only speak to men from behind a screen. This did not deter any of them from expressing their views or speaking about their feel >>>


      KINGDOM JOINS WHO’S PUBLIC HEALTH SURVEY
      Arab News, 29-04-2007
     Lulwa Shalhoub, Arab News JEDDAH, 2' April 2007 — Saudi Arabia for the first time will participate in the world health survey supervised by the World Health Organization that will start on May 12 and last for 40 days.

«The survey aims to provide a view of the Kingdom’s health condition,» said Gh >>>


      KSU LAUNCHES AMBITIOUS PROJECT TO BOOST UP RESEARCH
      Arab News, 29-04-2007
     P.K. Abdul Ghafour, Arab News JEDDAH, 2' April 2007 — The King Saud University (KSU) in Riyadh yesterday announced plans to launch a major research and development program that will be carried out with the support of businessmen as part of KSU’s efforts to boost the Kingdom’s scientific and technological progress.>>>


      MENTOS ERUPTION IS NEW PASTIME FOR YOUTH
      Arab News, 29-04-2007
     Sarah Abdullah, Arab News JEDDAH, 2' April 2007 — The fad among many Saudi youth these days has nothing to do with the newest video games or the latest electronic gadget, but instead involves the mixing of Mentos mint candies, diet coke and the creation of a «Mentos Eruption» that has been gaining popula >>>


      MULTILAYERED TIES PROPOSED
      Arab News, 29-04-2007
     M. Ghazanfar Ali Khan & Raid Qusti, Arab News King Abdullah welcomes Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at his palace in Riyadh on Saturday. (SPA)

RIYADH, 2' April 2007 — Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe proposed yesterday to forge a «multilayered relationship» beyond oil with the Middle Ea >>>


      SAUDIS, EXPATS MOONLIGHT AS CAR BROKERS
      Arab News, 29-04-2007
     Ali Al–Zahrani, Arab News Prospective buyers negotiate a deal as a broker tries to grab the attention of more customers at the car auction in Riyadh’s Naseem district. (AN photo by Fahd Shadeed)

RIYADH, 2' April 2007 — Used car salesmen rarely get any respect thanks to the unscrupulous techniques used >>>


      SCHOOLTEACHER MUGGED IN BUSY RIYADH STREET
      Arab News, 29-04-2007
     Mohammed Rasooldeen, Arab News RIYADH, 2' April 2007 — A schoolteacher, waiting for a taxi with her daughter, was beaten and robbed of her possessions in one of the main streets of the capital.

Abthihad Salah Emad, who had left her sister’s apartment with her 11–year–old daughter, Tamara, was in >>>


      WE AREN’T DONE WITH THE TERRORISTS YET, PRINCE NAIF SAYS
      Arab News, 29-04-2007
     Samir Al–Saadi & P.K. Abdul Ghafour, Arab News JEDDAH, 2' April 2007 — Interior Minister Prince Naif said in comments published yesterday that Saudi Arabia would continue its campaign to root out terrorists in the country. He commended the security forces for their efforts to arrest 172 suspected militants >>>


      BOMB ROCKS AIRPORT IN PESHAWAR
      Arab News, 29-04-2007
     Azhar Masood, Arab News ISLAMABAD, 2' April 2007 — A bomb exploded at an international airport in northwest Pakistan yesterday causing slight damage to the building, officials said.

It was a low intensity timed device planted outside a cafe near the entrance to the departure lounge at Peshawar International >>>


      DSS SET TO OFFER 10 WEEKLY SURPRISES
      Arab News, 29-04-2007
     Arab News DUBAI, 2' April 2007 — The ten–week festivities for Dubai Summer Surprises 2007(DSS) will start on June 21 and end on Aug. 31. Each surprise will now last the whole 10 weeks unlike the previous editions where one week was allotted for a themed surprise.

«This time, the Dubai government >>>


      ERDOGAN GOVERNMENT HITS BACK AT MILITARY
      Arab News, 29-04-2007
     Suzan Fraser, Associated Press ANKARA, 2' April 2007 — Turkey’s government criticized the powerful military yesterday, saying a statement by the armed forces that expressed concern over disputed presidential elections was not acceptable in a democracy.

The military said late Friday that it was monitoring th >>>


      ISRAELI SOLDIERS KILL 3 HAMAS FIGHTERS
      Arab News, 29-04-2007
     Agencies GAZA CITY, 2' April 2007 — Israeli soldiers shot dead three Hamas fighters and critically wounded a fourth near Gaza’s border fence with Israel yesterday in what the army said was a thwarted attack, casting fresh doubt on a shaky cease–fire.

Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum said the Islamist gro >>>


      KERBALA SUICIDE BOMBING KILLS 60
      Arab News, 29-04-2007
     Agencies KERBALA, Iraq, 2' April 2007 — A suicide car bomber killed 60 people and wounded 170 near a holy Shiite shrine in the Iraqi city of Kerbala yesterday, an attack likely to inflame sectarian tensions. The blast occurred at a checkpoint not far from the Al–Abbas shrine, which is located among shops and r >>>


      MILLIONS VOTE, LOW MUSLIM TURNOUT IN UTTAR PRADESH
      Arab News, 29-04-2007
     S.A. Ali & Indo–Asian News Service LUCKNOW, 2' April 2007 — Forty–three percent of some 15.' million people voted in the fifth leg of Uttar Pradesh Assembly’s staggered elections yesterday but Muslim turnout was low in most of the 57 constituencies, officials said.

After a slow start, so >>>


      MISSILE RAID WOULD HIT IRAN N–PLANS, OLMERT WARNS
      Arab News, 29-04-2007
     Agencies BERLIN/BRUSSELS, 2' April 2007 — Iran’s nuclear program could be severely hit by firing 1,000 cruise missiles in a 10–day attack, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was quoted as saying yesterday.

Asked in an interview with Germany’s Focus magazine whether military action would be an option i >>>


      MUSHARRAF, KARZAI MEET TO EASE TENSION
      Arab News, 29-04-2007
     Rana Jawad, Agence France Presse ISLAMABAD, 2' April 2007 — Pakistan and Afghanistan are to hold crucial summit talks in Turkey to ease friction and develop a joint strategy on fighting the Taleban insurgency, officials confirmed yesterday.

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf and his Afghan counterpart Ham >>>


      PAKISTANI MINISTER HURT IN BOMB ATTACK
      Arab News, 29-04-2007
     Azhar Masood, Arab News ISLAMABAD, 2' April 2007 — An attempt was made by a suicide bomber to assassinate Pakistan’s Interior Minister Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao at Charsadda, a town in northwestern Pakistan, yesterday afternoon. The minister was badly injured and at least 26 people were killed.

Footage broad >>>


      TALEBAN FREE FRENCH WOMAN
      Arab News, 29-04-2007
     Agencies KABUL, 2' April 2007 — A French woman released by Afghanistan’s Taleban yesterday made a tearful appeal for the rebels to free a Frenchman and three Afghan hostages, saying her freedom was nothing without theirs. The aid worker, whose name was given only as Celine, spoke to international media at an emotion >>>


      THREE TOP AMU OFFICIALS RESIGN
      Arab News, 29-04-2007
     Shahid Raza Burney, Arab News ALIGARH, 2' April 2007 — Three top officials of the prestigious Aligarh Muslim University resigned yesterday. Registrar professor Faizan Mustafa, Proctor professor Akhlaq Ahmed and Controller of Exam Mehandi Hassan Rizvi submitted their resignation to Acting Vice Chancellor M. Salahuddi >>>


      ARCHIVISTS WORK TO SAVE '/11 HISTORY
      Washington Post, 29-04-2007
     NEW YORK –– It started with a clogged dust mask that fell onto the desk of Jan Ramirez on the afternoon of Sept. 11, 2001. A friend had used the paper mask to breathe while fleeing downtown Manhattan as the air was filled with grit and smoke from the World Trade Center towers.

"That dust mask i >>>


      AUDIT FINDS EXCLUSIVE CLUBS ‘MONOPOLIZE‘ PUBLIC PARKLAND
      Washington Post, 29-04-2007
     By Elizabeth WilliamsonWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, April 2', 2007; A08 The National Park Service has for decades allowed members–only beach, yacht and sports clubs –– including New York City‘s largest beach resort –– to "monopolize" public lands that by law shoul >>>


      BUSH PITCHES IMMIGRATION PLAN AT COLLEGE
      Washington Post, 29-04-2007
     By Michael AbramowitzWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, April 2', 2007; A05 MIAMI, April 28 –– Miami Dade College has been trying to get a president to speak at graduation for nearly a decade, and this year President Bush accepted, using the commencement speech here Saturday to outline his vision of an >>>


      DEBATERS QUESTION IF HIP–HOP HATES WOMEN
      Washington Post, 29-04-2007
     PM CHICAGO –– A panel discussion titled "Does Hip–Hop Hate Women?" drew more than 400 people Saturday _ a sign that the furor that erupted over Don Imus‘ comments isn‘t over yet.

As Imus struggled in vain to keep his radio–host job earlier this month, he claimed tha >>>


      DRUGMAKERS, DOCTORS GET COZIER
      Washington Post, 29-04-2007
     By Christopher LeeWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, April 2', 2007; A03 Despite efforts to curb drug companies‘ avid courting of doctors, the industry is working harder than ever to influence what medicines they prescribe, sending out sales representatives with greater frequency and plying physicians with gi >>>


      EX–SENATOR INJURED IN CHICAGO MUGGING
      Washington Post, 29-04-2007
     CHICAGO –– Former U.S. senator and presidential candidate Carol Moseley Braun suffered a broken wrist when a mugger tried to steal her purse, authorities said Saturday.

Braun, 5', was standing at her front door late Friday when an assailant came out of the bushes and tried to take her purse, sai >>>


      FDA SAYS NO RECALL OF PORK WARRANTED
      Washington Post, 29-04-2007
     WASHINGTON –– Two federal agencies said Saturday a continuing investigation affirms that the risk to humans from hogs that may have eaten contaminated pet food is very low and that no recall is warranted.

The government said last week that 345 of 6,000 hogs that may have the food are believed to hav >>>


      MAINTENANCE WOES IMPERIL IRAQ REBUILDING
      Washington Post, 29-04-2007
     WASHINGTON –– A severe lack of maintenance appears to be threatening the future usefulness of some of the facilities renovated during the effort to rebuild Iraq, says a new report from the U.S. inspector general monitoring reconstruction.

Inspectors reviewed eight facilities throughout the country, >>>


      MARCH HELD FOR LOWER NINTH WARD
      Washington Post, 29-04-2007
     NEW ORLEANS, April 28 –– The Rev. Jesse L. Jackson and Mayor C. Ray Nagin (D) led hundreds of marchers Saturday to the crumbling houses that still dominate the Lower Ninth Ward to draw attention to the area‘s slow recovery from Hurricane Katrina.

Jackson said the Bush administration and much o >>>


      MCCAIN: ‘I AM PREPARED TO LEAD‘
      Washington Post, 29-04-2007
     ELKO, Nev. –– Sen. John McCain touted his experience and Western roots in his bid for the White House during a brief campaign stop Saturday in this rural, Republican–friendly Nevada enclave.

"I am prepared to lead, I need no on–the–job training," the Arizona Republican to >>>


      OBITUARIES IN THE NEWS
      Washington Post, 29-04-2007
     PM –– James B. Davis Sr. PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ James B. Davis Sr., who founded the gospel group the Dixie Hummingbirds, has died. He was '0.

Davis, of Philadelphia, died on April 17, the group said in a statement. The Dixie Hummingbirds were introduced to a broader audience in 1'73, when they >>>


      VATICAN PANEL DISCOUNTS LIMBO FOR UNBAPTIZED
      Washington Post, 29-04-2007
     By Alan CoopermanWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, April 2', 2007; A03 Ann Druge grew up in a Catholic family with eight children and the haunting knowledge that a ninth was stillborn. Because the baby, named Mary Ellen, had not been baptized, she was denied a Catholic burial.

"When we would go to th >>>


      WOLFOWITZ OPPOSITION GROWING FIRMER
      Washington Post, 29-04-2007
     WASHINGTON –– Paul Wolfowitz encountered stiffening opposition Saturday to staying on as World Bank president amid allegations he showed favoritism in arranging a promotion and pay package for his girlfriend.

European countries led by Germany and France want Wolfowitz to step down, while support for >>>


      ‘I ABHOR INJUSTICE,‘ ALLEGED MADAM SAYS
      Washington Post, 29-04-2007
     2007; A01 "Miz Julia" doled out a steady stream of advice, both practical and philosophical.

From her California home, she e–mailed tips to the 132 women who worked across the Washington area for the firm Pamela Martin & Associates. Her newsletters, now excerpted in court records, were a vir >>>


      AFTER THE DEBATE, ANOTHER CHANCE TO PUT THEIR SPIN ON THINGS
      Washington Post, 29-04-2007
     ORANGEBURG, S.C. –– Gov. Bill Richardson (N.M.) was sweating. Profusely. More than an hour after the first Democratic debate of the 2008 presidential race concluded in this small town 45 minutes south of Columbia, Richardson was mobbed by reporters scribbling in notebooks and camera crews jostling for positi >>>


      ALLIANCE AND RIVALRY LINK BUSH, MCCAIN
      Washington Post, 29-04-2007
     By Peter BakerWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, April 2', 2007; A04 When nine Republican presidential candidates presented their cases to Iowa activists at a Des Moines dinner this month, only Arizona Sen. John McCain went out of his way to embrace President Bush. "There‘s only one commander in chief of >>>


      GIULIANI SEES SOCIALISM IN DEMOCRATS‘ PLANS
      Washington Post, 29-04-2007
     Former New York mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani pulled out the S–word to criticize universal–health–care plans advocated by Democratic presidential candidates.

The Republican hopeful said in a visit to Raleigh, N.C., that Democrats who urged "mandatory" universal health care at a debate Th >>>


      IN MY TOWN, AN UNDYING ISSUE
      Washington Post, 29-04-2007
     ORANGEBURG, S.C. –– Right near the elementary school playground where we used to chase each other in circles, spinning of a different sort was being done Thursday night.

In the "spin room" at the South Carolina State University student center, Hillary Clinton‘s people were trying to >>>


      OBAMA THE INTERVENTIONIST
      Washington Post, 29-04-2007
     America must "lead the world in battling immediate evils and promoting the ultimate good." With those words, Barack Obama put an end to the idea that the alleged overexuberant idealism and America–centric hubris of the past six years is about to give way to a new realism, a more limited and modest view o >>>


      THE FIX: FRYING FISH, PRESSING FLESH
      Washington Post, 29-04-2007
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      TOP DEMOCRATS STRAIN TO KEEP PACE
      Washington Post, 29-04-2007
     By Anne E. KornblutWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, April 2', 2007; A05 SAN DIEGO, April 28 –– Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D–N.Y.) appeared here without her husband this weekend, but she did bring one of his trademarks: a hoarse speaking voice.

Clinton said she was fighting a cold. But >>>


      WAR CALLED RISKIER THAN VIETNAM
      Washington Post, 29-04-2007
     By Thomas E. RicksWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, April 2', 2007; A1' President Bush recently said that "there‘s a lot of differences" between the current war in Iraq and the Vietnam War.

As fighting in Iraq enters its fifth year, an increasing number of experts in foreign policy and >>>


      82 INMATES CLEARED BUT STILL HELD AT GUANTANAMO
      Washington Post, 29-04-2007
     By Craig WhitlockWashington Post Foreign ServiceSunday, April 2', 2007; A01 LONDON –– More than a fifth of the approximately 385 prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have been cleared for release but may have to wait months or years for their freedom because U.S. officials are finding it increasingly diffi >>>


      ' U.S. TROOPS DIE IN IRAQ BATTLE, BLASTS
      Washington Post, 29-04-2007
     BAGHDAD –– A car bomb exploded Saturday in the Shiite holy city of Karbala as the streets were packed with people heading for evening prayers, killing at least 58 and wounding scores near some of the country‘s most sacred shrines. Separately, the U.S. military announced the deaths of nine American troo >>>


      AFTER KATRINA, U.S. DID NOT ACCEPT MOST OFFERS OF AID
      Washington Post, 29-04-2007
     April 2', 2007; A01 As the winds and water of Hurricane Katrina were receding, presidential confidante Karen Hughes sent a cable from her State Department office to U.S. ambassadors worldwide.

Titled "Echo–Chamber Message" –– a public relations term for talking points designed to >>>


      BEDOUINS, POLICE REACH TRUCE IN EGYPT
      Washington Post, 29-04-2007
     MAHDIYAH, Egypt –– Egyptian authorities agreed to a three–day truce Saturday with Bedouins in the Sinai Peninsula to de–escalate tensions following the deaths of two Bedouins in clashes with police.

The Middle East News Agency reported the two Bedouins were killed when their car flipped >>>


      ETHIOPIA CONTINUES TO HOLD U.S. MAN, FRUSTRATING FAMILY
      Washington Post, 29-04-2007
     TRENTON, N.J. –– The family of a U.S. citizen being held in Ethiopia has grown increasingly frustrated that he remains detained despite reports that he would be released.

A congressman‘s office said this month that Amir Meshal, 24, would soon be freed. But Ethiopia then changed its mind, accor >>>


      EX–DIPLOMAT: AFGHAN‘S KARZAI FALTERING
      Washington Post, 29-04-2007
     BRUSSELS, Belgium –– Afghanistan‘s U.S.–backed government, tarnished by corruption and unable to control large swaths of its own territory, is rapidly losing the support of ordinary Afghans, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Richard Holbrooke said Saturday.

Holbrooke said >>>


      FORMER PREMIER TO ATTEND IRAQ CONFERENCE
      Washington Post, 29-04-2007
     CAIRO, Egypt –– Former Iraqi prime minister Ayad Allawi, a sharp critic of the Shiite–led Iraqi government, will participate in an international conference on the country next week, an Egyptian news agency reported Saturday.

The move could spark conflict with Baghdad since Allawi is believed t >>>


      GADDAFI CAUTIONS WEST OVER DARFUR
      Washington Post, 29-04-2007
     TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi cautioned the West on Saturday over involvement in the standoff in Sudan‘s western Darfur region and restated his opposition to international peacekeepers.

Gaddafi made the remarks as he welcomed international envoys to Libya for talks on Darfur, whe >>>


      IN BUENOS AIRES, ‘NEIGHBORHOODS OF MISERY‘
      Washington Post, 29-04-2007
     By Monte ReelWashington Post Foreign ServiceSunday, April 2', 2007; A18 BUENOS AIRES –– About 1,500 people used to live in Villa Cart?n, a slapdash cluster of hundreds of crooked shacks wedged beneath a highway overpass.

Scrap–wood walls were reinforced with cardboard, old bedsheets curtai >>>


      MEXICO CITY STAGES MASS ‘QUINCEANERA‘
      Washington Post, 29-04-2007
     MEXICO CITY –– Almost 200 poor teenagers posed in donated ball gowns and danced traditional waltzes Saturday as Mexico City‘s government threw a mass "quinceanera" coming–out party for disadvantaged girls.

The keynote speaker was a 16–year–old who said she missed ha >>>


      REBELS BOMB FUEL FACILITIES IN SRI LANKA
      Washington Post, 29-04-2007
     PM COLOMBO, Sri Lanka –– Tamil Tiger rebels said Sunday that their aircraft bombed a fuel refinery and gas storage facility in response to a Sri Lankan air force attack near their stronghold.

The Sri Lankan military did not officially confirm the bombings other than to say that the air defense syste >>>


      RUSSIAN LEADER NEWLY COMBATIVE, DEFIANT
      Washington Post, 29-04-2007
     MOSCOW –– As Vladimir Putin enters what could be the last year of his presidency, he has become more defiant of international pressure and more willing to challenge the United States and Europe.

Russia‘s affluence and stability, fueled by high oil prices, have given him the confidence to confr >>>


      SAUDI KING DECLINES TO RECEIVE IRAQI LEADER
      Washington Post, 29-04-2007
     In a serious rebuff to U.S. diplomacy, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has refused to receive Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al–Maliki on the eve of a critical regional summit on the future of the war–ravaged country, Iraqi and other Arab officials said yesterday.

The Saudi leader‘s decision reflect >>>


      TALIBAN RELEASE FRENCH AID WORKER
      Washington Post, 29-04-2007
     KABUL, Afghanistan –– A French aid worker tearfully thanked the Taliban for releasing her Saturday after more than three weeks in captivity, and pleaded for the freedom of four colleagues still held in southern Afghanistan.

The woman _ so far identified only by her first name, Celine _ was kidnapped >>>


      TURKEY GOVERNMENT CRITICIZES MILITARY
      Washington Post, 29-04-2007
     ANKARA, Turkey –– The pro–Islamic government on Saturday rejected a stern warning from the military over Turkey‘s disputed presidential election, calling it unacceptable in a democracy.

It was a rare retort against powerful institution that has long guarded Turkey‘s secular traditi >>>


      ZIMBABWEAN ACTIVISTS TELL OF RIGHTS ABUSES
      Washington Post, 29-04-2007
     By Nora BoustanyWashington Post Foreign ServiceSunday, April 2', 2007; A21 Dozens of women arrested at a protest in Zimbabwe were stripped and otherwise brutalized in an ongoing government crackdown on activists, according to Zimbabwean human rights lawyers and torture victims who arrived in Washington last week for >>>


      BUSINESS IN BRIEF
      Haaretz, 29-04-2007
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Bookmark to del.icio.us Business in Brief Former Harel deputy CEO Guy Vaisman is expected to claim that there is no way he operated Harel clients‘ accounts without them knowing about the activities, including that of Yakov Ayalon. Last week it was published >>>


      COMMUNICATIONS MINISTRY STAFFERS PROBED FOR GRAFT IN PIRATE RADIO SCANDAL
      Haaretz, 29-04-2007
     By Eran Gabay In recent months, the police have investigated several Communications Ministry workers on suspicions they received bribes from pirate radio stations, TheMarker has learned. Investigative material was recently handed over to the state prosecutor. Police suspect these workers helped prevent pirate radio stat >>>


      MAIMAN: BEWARE SECRET BG PARTNERS
      Haaretz, 29-04-2007
     By Avi Bar–Eli Austrian Jewish mogul Martin Schlaff and Palestinian businessman Muhammad Rashid are secretly holding shares in partnership in gas company British Gas, EMG co–owner Yosef Maiman charged over the weekend. Rashid is known as a close economic advisor of the late Yasser Arafat, a controlling share >>>


      NEW TEACHER PAY TO JUMP 30 PERCENT
      Haaretz, 29-04-2007
     By Nehemia Shtrasler The wage agreement crisis with elementary school teachers reached a crossroads this weekend. Either the deal will be signed in the coming days or the teachers will join the strike already begun by high school teachers.

The finance and education ministries are offering elementary school teac >>>


      SO WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO? SUE THE BOSS?
      Haaretz, 29-04-2007
     By Carmel Ben–Zur You work at a steady job, for a major employer who pays you on time every month. You have your pension, receive travel expenses and your vacation days are meticulously counted. You live in a wage earner‘s dream world: people who can close their eyes and not check their bank account every da >>>


      BOYCOTTING THEIR KING
      Haaretz, 29-04-2007
     By Zvi Bar‘el AMMAN – "Since the destruction of the Jordanian peace effort, an action in which the speaker of the Knesset, the Haaretz newspaper and the Al–Jazeera network participated, it was clear that the Olmert government would make every effort to undermine the Palestinian effort by killing n >>>


      OLMERT, FOLLOWING IN KATSAV‘S FOOTSTEPS
      Haaretz, 29-04-2007
     By Uzi Benziman Like President Moshe Katsav, who chose to deal with the suspicions against him with a ferocious attack on the attorney general, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is defending himself against the state comptroller‘s findings on the Investment Center affair by slinging mud at Micha Lindenstrauss. Their unbr >>>


      PROTECTING THE ABUSERS
      Haaretz, 29-04-2007
     By Zafrir Rinat Among the complaints piling up at police stations, those dealing with abusive treatment of animals are not usually accorded high priority. In recent years, the one who has often kept these complaints from being forgotten and neglected has been the police staff officer whose position is financed by an ani >>>


      RABBI LAU IS UNWORTHY
      Haaretz, 29-04-2007
     By Haaretz Editorial There are no special skills required for the position of president of the state, but it is appropriate for the head of state to express in his character and his record the values to which the state aspires and not those according to which it is being run in this insane time. One might have thought i >>>


      WHAT LESSONS?
      Haaretz, 29-04-2007
     By Gideon Levy The publication of the interim report of the Winograd Committee tomorrow is a marginal event. Except for the fate of several individuals, who at most will be replaced by similar ones, nothing will be different the day after. The generals and politicians who cheered for the war from its outset, in a fright >>>


      AHEAD OF ELECTIONS, FRANCE HANDLES ATTACK ON JEWISH WOMAN WITH KID GLOVES
      Haaretz, 29-04-2007
     By Yair Ettinger MARSEILLES – Opinions differ regarding the circumstances of the vicious attack on 22–year–old Audrey Brachelle last Thursday in Marseilles. Brachelle claims her Arab assailants stripped her and drew swastikas on her body.

However, days before the presidential elections, author >>>


      ESTONIA BEGINS EXHUMING SOVIET WAR GRAVES
      Haaretz, 29-04-2007
     By The Associated Press MOSCOW – Estonia‘s Defense Ministry yesterday said it had begun exhuming Soviet war graves in downtown Tallinn, a move that has caused widespread riots in the capital and the condemnation of Russia.

A memorial statue was removed early Friday, causing widespread riots in the c >>>


      EU TELLS TURKISH MILITARY TO STAY OUT OF POLITICS
      Haaretz, 29-04-2007
     By Reuters BRUSSELS – The European Union warned Turkey‘s military yesterday to stay out of politics after the General Staff said it was watching the parliamentary election of a new president with concern.

"It is important that the military leaves the remit of democracy to the democratically ele >>>


      GERMAN WEEKLY: OLMERT BELIEVES 1,000 MISSILES WILL HURT IRAN NUKES; PMO DENIES
      Haaretz, 29-04-2007
     By Assaf Uni, Haaretz Correspondent and Reuters The Prime Minister‘s Office yesterday denied that Ehud Olmert had told a German magazine Iran‘s disputed nuclear program could be severely hit by firing 1,000 cruise missiles during a 10–day attack. The weekly news magazine Focus said its reporter, Amir T >>>


      GOVERNMENT‘S FUTURE / THE STREET‘S CALL
      Haaretz, 29-04-2007
     By Yossi Verter Did anyone have any doubt that Ehud Olmert, Amir Peretz and Dan Halutz failed in the management of the war? Now it is official, and tomorrow it will be even more official, and henceforth it will be up to the people in the street to speak their mind.

Not the politicians, not even the media, will >>>


      HEBRON HOUSE RESIDENTS TO GET EVICTION ORDERS TODAY
      Haaretz, 29-04-2007
     By Ze‘ev Schiff and Nadav Shragai Settlers occupying a house in Hebron will receive eviction orders today, Defense Minister Amir Peretz decided.

Anticipating the move, which has been in the works for more than two weeks, the settlers have prepared a response. Attorney Nadav Haetzni, representing the Hebro >>>


      HOSPITAL RELEASES GAVISON AFTER 2 DAYS
      Haaretz, 29-04-2007
     By Yuval Azoulay Professor Ruth Gavison, a member of the Winograd Committee probing the Second Lebanon War, was discharged from the hospital Friday morning after a two–day stay for observation and tests. Gavison, 62, was admitted to the neurology department of Tel Aviv‘s Ichilov Hospital Wednesday night with >>>


      IDF KILLS 3 HAMAS MEMBERS PLANTING EXPLOSIVES IN GAZA
      Haaretz, 29-04-2007
     By Avi Issacharoff and Amos Harel, Haaretz Correspondents and Agencies Israel Defense Forces troops yesterday shot and killed three Hamas militants as they were attempting to place an explosive device near the Gaza Strip security fence. In separate incidents, two Palestinian militants were killed yesterday while prepari >>>


      JUSTICE MIN.: WATCHDOG OVERSTEPPED IN CALL FOR PROBE OF PM
      Haaretz, 29-04-2007
     By Yuval Yoaz Justice Minister Daniel Friedmann said Friday that State Comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss had exceeded his authority in recommending to the attorney general that a criminal probe be launched against Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.

The comptroller‘s report called for Olmert to be investigated for >>>


      LINDENSTRAUSS MAY GIVE MAZUZ FINDINGS ON PM‘S J‘LEM HOME
      Haaretz, 29-04-2007
     By Yuval Yoaz State Comptoller Micha Lindenstrauss is considering submitting the results of his probe into Ehud Olmert‘s purchase of an apartment on Cremieux Street in Jerusalem to Attorney General Menachem Mazuz, in light of the prime minister‘s failure to respond to the charges raised in the comptroller&ls >>>


      MESHAL: LAST WEEK‘S ROCKET ATTACK ON ISRAEL WAS JUSTIFIED
      Haaretz, 29-04-2007
     By Avi Issacharoff The head of the political wing of Hamas, Khaled Meshal, said yesterday that the Hamas rocket attack on Israel last week was justified and a matter of self–defense.

Meshal made the statement after a meeting with Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas in Cairo.

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      NEWS IN BRIEF
      Haaretz, 29-04-2007
     Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh will visit Switzerland in May in what will be his first official state visit to Europe since becoming prime minister. Meanwhile, the Dutch government ruled out a visit by Haniyeh, saying he would not get a visa because the European Union considers his Hamas party a terrorist gro >>>


      OLMERT / THE RIGHT STUFF?
      Haaretz, 29-04-2007
     By Aluf Benn The interim report of the Winograd Committee, which is slated for release tomorrow afternoon, should be read with an eye to the future, not the past.

The question at the center of public debate will not be "who is to blame for the failures in the war?," but rather whether or not Prime Min >>>


      PAKISTAN SUICIDE ATTACK KILLS 22, WOUNDS MINISTER
      Haaretz, 29-04-2007
     By The Associated Press PESHAWAR, Pakistan – Security guards prevented a suicide bomber from killing Pakistan‘s interior minister in an attack at a political gathering in a northwestern town yesterday that left at least 22 dead and 35 wounded, officials said.

Interior Minister Aftab Khan Sherpao sus >>>


      PM AIDES ADMIT: CHANNEL 10 LEAK CREATED ‘TACTICAL PROBLEM‘
      Haaretz, 29-04-2007
     By Mazal Mualem Sources close to Prime Minister Ehud Olmert have said the prime minister and his associates will not respond to the portions of the Winograd Committee interim report broadcast last night on Channel 10. "This is a tactical problem," a source close to Olmert conceded last night.

The leak >>>


      REPORT: HIGHER ED TOO DEPENDENT ON PRIVATE FUNDING
      Haaretz, 29-04-2007
     By Tamara Traubmann Israel‘s once–public higher education system has come to rely heavily on private funding, a new report by the Adva Center states. According to the report, private funds account for 41 percent of the combined budget for higher education institutions in Israel. "Unless a genuine change >>>


      ROYAL DEBATES MUCH–COURTED BAYROU IN TENSE FRENCH PRESIDENTIAL RACE
      Haaretz, 29-04-2007
     By The Associated Press PARIS – Socialist Segolene Royal yesterday wooed the middle–ground voters of lawmaker Francois Bayrou, crucial to Royal‘s struggling bid to become France‘s first woman president, in a debate she hoped would show the one–time rivals share common ground.

Bayro >>>


      THE GENERALS / LAST MAN STANDING
      Haaretz, 29-04-2007
     By Amos Harel and Avi Issacharoff Of all those whose conduct has come under severe criticism in the Winograd Committee‘s interim report, only one – Prime Minister Ehud Olmert – is really fighting for survival. Olmert is the last man standing. For his partners in the management of the war, Defense Minis >>>


      WINOGRAD COMMITTEE: WE WON‘T CALL FOR RESIGNATIONS, LET THE PUBLIC DECIDE
      Haaretz, 29-04-2007
     By Aluf Benn and Nir Hasson Prime Minister Ehud Olmert does not intend to resign following the release of the Winograd Committee interim report on the Second Lebanon War, which he will receive tomorrow.

"Olmert‘s motivation to survive is very high, and if the prime minister goes, they should all go,& >>>


      ' U.S. TROOPS DIE IN IRAQ BATTLE, BLASTS
      Guardian, 29-04-2007
     Sunday April 2', 2007 2:46 AM AP Photo BAG118, BAG220, BAG120 By KIM GAMEL Associated Press Writer BAGHDAD (AP) – A car bomb exploded Saturday in the Shiite holy city of Karbala as the streets were packed with people heading for evening prayers, killing at least 58 and wounding scores near some of the country& >>>


      BUSH SEEKS GRADS‘ HELP ON IMMIGRATION
      Guardian, 29-04-2007
     Sunday April 2', 2007 2:16 AM AP Photo FLLJ102, FLLA103 By JENNIFER LOVEN Associated Press Writer MIAMI (AP) – President Bush, pushing for a hard–to–find breakthrough on a broad immigration overhaul, appealed to graduating college students in this diverse city Saturday for help in persuading Congre >>>


      CHAVEZ AIMS TO MEET LEFT‘S ENERGY NEEDS
      Guardian, 29-04-2007
     Sunday April 2', 2007 2:46 AM AP Photo XLM110 By NATALIE OBIKO PEARSON Associated Press Writer CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) – President Hugo Chavez said Saturday that Venezuela is ready to become the sole energy supplier to Cuba, Bolivia, Nicaragua and Haiti, presenting the countries with his most generous offer ye >>>



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