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      AN ATHENS BUS...
      Kathimerin, 12-07-2007
     PANTELIS SAITAS/ANA An Athens bus was stopped by a stone wall in Aghioi Anargyroi, western Athens, after the driver lost control of the vehicle. Six people were slightly injured and 12 cars damaged in the incident. Workers at the bus company blamed the accident on poor maintenance.
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      ARMS HAUL PROMPTS HUNT FOR END USERS
      Kathimerin, 12-07-2007
     Police were yesterday trying to establish the final destination of a cache of weapons smuggled into Greece from Albania, after arresting three men – one Greek and two Albanians – in Thessaloniki who were found in possession of the illegal arsenal.

Officers apprehended the men in the Ano Poli area of the city on >>>


      COMPENSATION FOR FERRY DELAYS
      Kathimerin, 12-07-2007
     Merchant Marine Minister Manolis Kefaloyiannis yesterday heralded legislation foreseeing a charter of rights that would allow inconvenienced ferry passengers to demand compensation from shipping firms.

Based on similar programs for air travelers, the charter would grant passengers the right to claim compensatio >>>


      DECISION IS DUE ON ARCHBISHOP
      Kathimerin, 12-07-2007
     Doctors at the Aretaio Hospital in Athens will meet with a US–based liver specialist today to decide on the treatment that Archbishop Christodoulos should undergo, which includes the possibility of a transplant.

Greek–American surgeon Andreas Tzakis arrived in Athens yesterday and examined the head >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 12-07-2007
     DIMITRAKIS TRIAL Witnesses defend alleged bank robber, saying he has ‘high morals’ Three self–styled anarchists told a court in Athens yesterday that the 43,000 euros found in post office box in the name of alleged bank robber Yiannis Dimitrakis was not loot from bank raids but deposits by other anti–state a >>>


      ND TO NAME NEW POLICY–MAKING UNIT
      Kathimerin, 12-07-2007
     The final lineup of the ruling New Democracy party‘s political council is set to be decided today as speculation grows about when the next general elections are to be held.

The only major change to the conservatives‘ chief policy–making body is likely to be the replacement of former health min >>>


      RAILWAY HEADS TO LAVRION
      Kathimerin, 12-07-2007
     Residents of Keratea in eastern Attica are threatening to scupper plans unveiled yesterday to extend the Proastiakos suburban railway from Athens International Airport to the port of Lavrion, east of Athens.

The Keratea residents are unhappy that the government is sticking to plans to build a landfill in the ar >>>


      THREE FIREMEN KILLED, ONE HURT IN CRETAN BLAZE
      Kathimerin, 12-07-2007
     Victims trapped due to changing wind ANA Rescue workers carry the body of one of the three firefighters killed yesterday while battling a blaze outside Rethymnon, Crete. In what local officials had described as being a low–danger fire, the three men were trapped by the blaze after a sudden change in wind direction >>>


      BOUSCULÉS PAR SARKOZY, LES SOCIALISTES TRAVERSENT UNE CRISE SANS PRÉCÉDENT
      Le Temps, 12-07-2007
     Jack Lang Photo: Keystone FRANCE. Séduit par l‘«ouverture» présidentielle, Jack Lang quitte la direction du parti.

Sylvain Besson, Paris Jeudi 12 juillet 2007 L‘hémorragie s‘aggrave chez les dirigeants socialistes français, confrontés ŕ l‘offensi >>>


      CES VIGNERONS QUI FONT LA RÉPUTATION DE LA SUISSE Ŕ L‘ÉTRANGER (4/6). LA PETITE ARVINE QUI FASCINE LES FRAN'';AIS
      Le Temps, 12-07-2007
     Vins dégustés Saveurs du français. Topette, flacon intriguant ZOOMS Le Temps I Article La Petite Arvine qui fascine les Français Marie–Thér';se Chappaz Photo: Eddy Mottaz La Valaisanne Marie–Thér';se Chappaz élabore parmi les meilleurs vins liquoreux de Suis >>>


      CHANTAL GALLADÉ: «JE NE DIS PAS QU‘IL FAUT METTRE DES GAR'';ONS DE 8 ANS DERRIČRE LES BARREAUX!»
      Le Temps, 12-07-2007
     Chantal Galladé Photo: DR Valérie de Graffenried Jeudi 12 juillet 2007 Chantal Galladé justifie sa proposition d‘abaisser la limite d‘âge pour emprisonner les jeunes. Une revendication élaborée avec le professeur de droit pénal Daniel Jositsch, candidat au National, et avec >>>


      CHENGDU, LE NOUVEAU MIRACLE ÉCONOMIQUE CHINOIS
      Le Temps, 12-07-2007
     Dorsi Leuthard s´est rendue ŕ Chengdu, le nouvel eldorado économique Photo: Keystone DEVELOPPEMENT. Le gouvernement veut combler les inégalités criantes entre les régions côti';res et la Chine intérieure.

Jean–Claude Péclet, Chengdu Jeudi 12 juillet 200 >>>


      COMMENT GIVAUDAN INVENTE LES SAVEURS
      Le Temps, 12-07-2007
     CHIMIE. Le leader mondial des arômes dispose d‘une brigade d‘une vingtaine de cuisiniers.

Willy Boder Jeudi 12 juillet 2007 Daniel Nachbaur, cuisinier, verse de l‘eau bouillante sur une poudre qui se transforme instantanément en bouillon aux champignons asiatiques. Il allume ensuite >>>


      DE LA VAPEUR D‘EAU DÉTECTÉE SUR UNE EXOPLANČTE
      Le Temps, 12-07-2007
     ESPACE. Apr';s une annonce controversée en avril, une nouvelle étude enfonce le clou.

Olivier Dessibourg Jeudi 12 juillet 2007 Des traces de vapeur d‘eau ont été détectées pour la premi';re fois – avec certitude cette fois – dans l‘atmosph >>>


      DES DIEUX ET DES HOMMES (5). APHRODITE, LE DÉSIR RAVAGEUR
      Le Temps, 12-07-2007
     Statue d´Aphrodite Photo: DR Des dieux et des hommes (5).

Isabelle Rüf Jeudi 12 juillet 2007 Poussée par le souffle printanier de Zéphyr, elle s‘avance vers le rivage de Chypre sur son coquillage: c‘est Aphrodite, plus connue encore sous son nom latin de Vénus, mille fois re >>>


      DOMINIQUE STRAUSS–KAHN HÉRITERA D‘UN FMI EN CRISE
      Le Temps, 12-07-2007
     INSTITUTION. Tel un pompier sans incendie ŕ éteindre, le Fonds monétaire international manque de crédibilité. Il a perdu ses gros clients et ressemble de plus en plus ŕ une coquille vide.

Ram Etwareea Jeudi 12 juillet 2007 Plus rien ne devrait freiner l‘ascension du Franç >>>


      DÉLINQUANCE JUVÉNILE: LE POIDS DE L‘IDÉOLOGIE
      Le Temps, 12-07-2007
     Denis Masmejan Jeudi 12 juillet 2007 Deux socialistes zurichois avancent une liste de douze idées pour mieux répondre ŕ la criminalité juvénile. La plupart sont axées sur la prévention.

Deux d‘entre elles reconnaissent néanmoins la nécessité de faire preuv >>>


      GORDON BROWN, LE STYLE PLUS QUE LA SUBSTANCE
      Le Temps, 12-07-2007
     ROYAUME–UNI. Le premier ministre, et non la reine, a présenté son programme au parlement.

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S‘abonner ŕ l‘édition en ligne pour 17 CHF par mois Permet de co >>>


      INFIRMIČRES BULGARES: VERDICT CONFIRMÉ AVEC UN ESPOIR
      Le Temps, 12-07-2007
     LIBYE. Un r';glement avec les familles des enfants libyens contaminés par le virus du sida reste encore possible.

Le Temps Jeudi 12 juillet 2007 La Cour supręme libyenne a confirmé mercredi les peines de mort pour cinq infirmi';res et un médecin bulgares condamnés pour a >>>


      JUSTE AU CORPS. GUIDO SCHOMMER
      Le Temps, 12-07-2007
     Secrétaire général du Parti radical–démocratique suisse. Albertine Bourget Jeudi 12 juillet 2007 Le Temps: Quand avez–vous fait du sport pour la derni';re fois?

Guido Schommer: Ce matin: pompes et sit–ups. – Trois mots pour décrire votre apparence? – Moins jeun >>>


      L‘AFFAIRE DES SUICIDES CHEZ RENAULT POURRAIT FAIRE L‘OBJET DE SUITES PÉNALES
      Le Temps, 12-07-2007
     Le Technocentre de Renault dans les Yvelines Photo: DR ENQUETE. L‘inspectrice du travail chargée d‘examiner les suicides des trois salariés du Technocentre de Guyancourt a transmis son dossier au procureur de la République. Cette démarche établirait un lien entre les trois déc&# >>>


      L‘AUTRE TOUR. UN QUART DE TOUR
      Le Temps, 12-07-2007
     L‘Autre Tour. Guillaume Prébois Jeudi 12 juillet 2007 Quel jour sommes–nous? Je ne sais pas, je ne sais plus. Le Tour m‘entraîne dans sa spirale intemporelle, le rythme immuable des journées (lever, déjeuner, étape, collation, douche, massage, repos) m‘a fait perdre le co >>>


      LA BOURSE SUISSE. ROCHE PČSE SUR LA TENDANCE
      Le Temps, 12-07-2007
     FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article Roche p';se sur la tendance La Bourse suisse.

Anker Bank Private Banking Jeudi 12 juillet 2007 En milieu de semaine, le marché suisse a poursuivi son repli, inquiet des perspectives de hausse des taux au niveau mondial et de l‘évolution de la crise hy >>>


      LA GRANDE ET LA PETITE HISTOIRE DU CONSEIL FÉDÉRAL (4/24). JOSEPH ZEMP, L‘HOMME DE LA PAIX DES BRAVES
      Le Temps, 12-07-2007
     Joseph Zemp Photo: Keystone Le Lucernois (1834–1'08) fut le premier conservateur catholique ŕ entrer au gouvernement.

Denis Masmejan Jeudi 12 juillet 2007 Ce 17 décembre 18'1 est une date qui restera dans les livres d‘histoire.

Pour la premi';re fois, le gouverneme >>>


      LE MAL MYSTÉRIEUX DES ABEILLES POUSSE LES FRIBOURGEOIS Ŕ DEMANDER L‘AIDE DE L‘ETAT
      Le Temps, 12-07-2007
     FRIBOURG. Depuis le début du millénaire, les colonies d‘ouvri';res subissent des pertes considérables, ŕ Fribourg, en Suisse et partout dans le monde.

Les scientifiques peinent ŕ expliquer les causes du phénom';ne. François Mauron Jeudi 12 juillet 2007 &l >>>


      LE PS Ŕ L‘ÉPREUVE DE LA VIOLENCE JUVÉNILE
      Le Temps, 12-07-2007
     Contrôle dans la rue effectué par la brigade des mineurs Photo: DR Introduire des peines privatives de liberté au–dessous de la limite de 15 ans; rappeler aux parents leurs responsabilités éducatives: des propositions socialistes zurichoises secouent la gauche. Agitation électoraliste >>>


      LE TOUR, «PRATIQUE CULTURELLE ET RELIGIEUSE»
      Le Temps, 12-07-2007
     L‘Autre Tour. Un quart de Tour SPORT Le Temps I Article Le Tour, «pratique culturelle et religieuse» Les spectateurs sont toujours aussi nombreux ŕ suivre le Tour de Fance Photo: Keystone CYCLISME. Malgré le dopage, les routes de la Grande Boucle ne désemplissent pas. On s‘y bouscu >>>


      LES AFFAIRES CRIMINELLES QUI ONT SECOUÉ LA SUISSE (4/10). LE FOU DU MARCHAIRUZ
      Le Temps, 12-07-2007
     ECLAIRAGES Le Temps I Article Le fou du Marchairuz Le samedi 10 septembre 1'77, deux promeneurs entendent les cris plaintifs monter d´un ravin Photo: Keystone Pendant quatre nuits et trois jours en 1'77, une jeune femme a été torturée par un pervers sexuel qui l‘a ensuite laissée p >>>


      LES BALADEURS FRAPPÉS PAR LE DROIT D‘AUTEUR
      Le Temps, 12-07-2007
     Les baladeurs numériques co$';teront plus cher Photo: Keystone Agrandir l‘image TRIBUNAL FEDERAL. Un jugement a confirmé la possibilité de soumettre ŕ redevance les enregistreurs numériques (iPods, MP3), alignant ainsi la Suisse sur la plupart des pays européens. Les consommate >>>


      LES BALADEURS NUMÉRIQUES SERONT SOUMIS AU DROIT D‘AUTEUR
      Le Temps, 12-07-2007
     MUSIQUE. Le Tribunal fédéral donne son feu vert ŕ une taxe frappant la copie privée.

Le Temps Jeudi 12 juillet 2007 Les prix des baladeurs numériques et des enregistreurs ŕ disque dur vont augmenter d';s le 1er septembre prochain. Les juges de Mon–Repos ont donné >>>


      LES ENGAGEMENTS DU TCS
      Le Temps, 12-07-2007
     Guy Zwahlen, président de la Section genevoise du Touring club suisse, Gen';ve Jeudi 12 juillet 2007 Dans un courrier publié le 26 juin, un lecteur a fait un exposé erroné de la position du TCS par rapport ŕ la circulation routi';re ŕ Gen';ve. Il a écrit, dans u >>>


      LES HYPOTHČQUES RISQUÉES SUSCITENT UN MALAISE GRANDISSANT
      Le Temps, 12-07-2007
     NOTATION. Moody‘s et Standard &Poor‘s revoient ŕ la baisse la note des produits obligataires adossés aux «subprime». Les pertes pourraient atteindre 52 milliards de dollars.

Angélique Mounier–Kuhn Jeudi 12 juillet 2007 Les «subprime», ces hypoth&# >>>


      LES OPTIONS SUR OERLIKON BROUILLENT LES CARTES
      Le Temps, 12-07-2007
     PARTICIPATIONS. D‘apr';s un expert, la nouvelle ordonnance ne refl';te pas la réalité économique.

Daniel Eskenazi, Zurich Jeudi 12 juillet 2007 OC Oerlikon serait–elle sur le point d‘ętre rachetée par Deutsche Bank?

Selon un communiqué pub >>>


      LES RADICAUX REMPILENT AVEC MERZ ET COUCHEPIN AU CONSEIL FÉDÉRAL
      Le Temps, 12-07-2007
     BERNE. Le parti a renoncé ŕ rajeunir sa représentation au Conseil fédéral ŕ la fin de la législature. Mais il recule pour mieux sauter apr';s en exhortant les autres ŕ faire de męme.

D.S. Miéville Jeudi 12 juillet 2007 Pascal Couchepin avait annoncé >>>


      LES SQUATS Ŕ GENČVE: LA FIN D‘UNE ÉPOQUE?
      Le Temps, 12-07-2007
     Un représentant d´Unia , Pierre Bayenet, avocat de Rhino, et Maurice Pier, porte–parole du squat Photo: Daniel Winteregg GENEVE. Alors que l‘immeuble de la Tour a été évacué mardi, la veillée d‘armes se poursuit autour de l‘emblématique squat Rhino. Ses occ >>>


      LOCARNO, JUSTE CE QU‘IL FAUT DE NOSTALGIE
      Le Temps, 12-07-2007
     Le président du Festival, Marco Solari, ŕ droite du directeur, Frédéric Maire Photo: Keystone PROGRAMME. La 60e édition du Festival international du film de Locarno réunit notamment les cinéastes qu‘il a révélés. Pour mieux former le public d‘aujourd‘hu >>>


      MALGRÉ LA DÉFENSE DE SWISSCOM, DE NOUVELLES OFFRES ADSL SONT LŔ
      Le Temps, 12-07-2007
     TELECOMS. VTX propose depuis quelques jours ŕ Sion une connexion ADSL plus rapide que celle de Swisscom, et moins ch';re. D‘autres villes romandes pourront rapidement en profiter.

Anouch Seydtaghia Jeudi 12 juillet 2007 Les habitants de Sion ont de la chance. Ils sont parmi les tout premiers >>>


      MUSHARRAF PEUT CRAINDRE UN RETOUR DE B'4;TON ISLAMISTE
      Le Temps, 12-07-2007
     PAKISTAN. Le pays doit s‘attendre ŕ une sév';re réaction des fondamentalistes apr';s l‘assaut contre la Mosquée rouge.

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      OMEGA MARQUE DES POINTS FACE Ŕ SON CONCURRENT ROLEX
      Le Temps, 12-07-2007
     Une montre Omega Photo: DR HORLOGERIE. Les certifications de montres en Suisse ont dépassé pour la premi';re fois la barre de 1,3 million en 2006.

Bastien Buss Jeudi 12 juillet 2007 L‘horlogerie abhorre dévoiler ses dessous chiffrés. Tr';s prolixe au niveau marketing, e >>>


      QUESTIONS Ŕ YVES DUTRUY. LES APPRENTIS FONT LE BONHEUR DE MATISA
      Le Temps, 12-07-2007
     Questions ŕ Yves Dutruy. Marco Danesi Jeudi 12 juillet 2007 Matisa, depuis 1'45, invente machines et engins destinés aux chemins de fer des quatre coins du monde. Aujourd‘hui, le groupe compte six centres de compétences implantés en Europe et au Japon et un site voué ŕ l‘ >>>


      QUOI DE NEUF. MASSE MOLÉCULAIRE
      Le Temps, 12-07-2007
     Quoi de neuf. Valérie Fromont Jeudi 12 juillet 2007 Le tee–shirt imprimé est ŕ l‘élégance helvétique ce que la soupe Campbell fut ŕ la ménag';re de moins de 50 ans: un objet de consommation de masse.

Si Andy Warhol avait aujourd‘hui sérigrap >>>


      REPČRE. ALCAN SAUVÉ PAR LES REQUINSDE LA FINANCE?
      Le Temps, 12-07-2007
     Fonds placement Marchés Economie Carri';res Immobilier Samedi culturel Disques Livres Multimédia Photos Dessins Blogs Forums Dossiers Archives Revue de presse Newsletters Hors–séries Netvibes Flux RSS Edition PDF Edition ePaper Espace abonnés Boutique Events SMSAnnonces WebAdresses Publ >>>


      SAINTE JEANNE EN AVIGNON
      Le Temps, 12-07-2007
     Jeanne Moreau Photo: Keystone JEANNE MOREAU. L‘actrice était de retour au festival, lŕ oů elle a fait ses débuts en 1'47. Elle a offert une lecture inoubliable. Filature sur les pavés du souvenir.

Alexandre Demidoff, Avignon Jeudi 12 juillet 2007 Alors, elle est revenue et Avi >>>


      SAVEURS DU FRAN'';AIS. TOPETTE, FLACON INTRIGUANT
      Le Temps, 12-07-2007
     Saveurs du français. Nicolas Dufour Jeudi 12 juillet 2007 Il paraît que certains coureurs du Tour de France auraient utilisé des substances interdites pour tenir le coup. A bien considérer les étapes qu‘on leur impose, on comprend la tentation. Męme quand elles sont aussi longues qu&l >>>


      SYMPHONIE POUR POP–ROCK DE CHAMBRE
      Le Temps, 12-07-2007
     MONTREUX JAZZ. En lever de rideau de Lambchop et Rufus Wainwright ce soir, les deux Romands Fauve et Raphelson jouent ŕ 20h30 au Miles Davis Hall.

Point d‘orgue partagé de surcroît avec un pan du Sinfonietta de Lausanne. Carnet de répétitions. Olivier Horner Jeudi 12 juillet 2007 >>>


      UN CONFLIT AVEC LE HEZBOLLAH EST «INÉVITABLE»
      Le Temps, 12-07-2007
     Le chagrin d´une m';re lors d´une cérémonie Photo: Keystone PROCHE–ORIENT. Il y a un an, la deuxi';me guerre au Liban éclatait. Les habitants de Metulla, sur la «ligne bleue», expriment craintes et col';re.

Serge Dumont, Metulla Jeudi 12 juillet >>>


      UN PLAN D‘ACTION EN DOUZE MESURES
      Le Temps, 12-07-2007
     Valérie de Graffenried Jeudi 12 juillet 2007 • Abaisser la limite d‘âge ŕ partir de laquelle les peines privatives de liberté peuvent ętre prononcées. Elle est aujourd‘hui de 15 ans, pour les délits graves.

• Agir plus rapidement. Chantal Galladé et Daniel Jos >>>


      A SELECT SERVICE ON CARDS
      Arab News, 12-07-2007
     M. Ghazanfar Ali Khan, Arab News RIYADH, 12 July 2007 — As part of its strategic plan to offer premium services to its card members in the Kingdom, Amex (Saudi Arabia) Ltd announced yesterday an innovative international ‘American Express Selects Program’ that provides its card members with access to thousands of high qu >>>


      ARAB NATIONAL BANK’S RATING UPGRADED BY FITCH
      Arab News, 12-07-2007
     Arab News RIYADH, 12 July 2007 — Fitch Ratings has recently upgraded Saudi Arabia–based Arab National Bank’s (ANB) Long–term Issuer Default Rating («IDR») to ‘A’ from ‘A–’ (A minus), Short–term IDR to ‘F1’ from ‘F2’ and Individual rating to ‘B’ from ‘B/C’.

Simultaneously, the >>>


      DIA PICKS UP AWARD IN MUNICH
      Arab News, 12-07-2007
     Arab News DUBAI, 12 July 2007 — The constantly rising volume of cargo tonnage and the corresponding development of infrastructure at Dubai Cargo Village earned Dubai International Airport another prestigious international honor.

DIA was honored with the Airport of the Year Award at the Air Cargo Week’s World Ca >>>


      DIB LAUNCHES NEW CENTER
      Arab News, 12-07-2007
     Arab News DUBAI, 12 July 2007 — Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB) announced yesterday the launch of Al Islami GCC Center, a one–stop–shop for services and products for the bank’s non–resident wealth management clients. Mohammed Khalfan ibn Khirbash, UAE minister of State for Finance and Industry and Chairman of >>>


      DIC RESTRUCTURES TO BOOST INVESTMENTS
      Arab News, 12-07-2007
     K.T. Abdurabb, Arab News DUBAI, 12 July 2007 — Dubai International Capital (DIC), the international investment arm of Dubai Holding that bought a 3.12 percent stake in the aerospace company EADS recently, has announced an internal restructuring of its divisions in order to empower the firm to have a more specialized app >>>


      KM PROPERTIES MARKS LAUNCH OF PROJECT
      Arab News, 12-07-2007
     Arab News DUBAI, 12 July 2007 — KM Properties, the real estate arm of Dubai–based business conglomerate KM Holding, celebrated the landmark ground breaking of its first mixed use commercial, retail and hotel project, Tamani Hotel at Park Lane, at Business Bay.

Shehab Lutfi, business development director, >>>


      NEW BMW 5 SERIES HAS HIGH LEVELS OF LUXURY
      Arab News, 12-07-2007
     K.S. Ramkumar, Arab News JEDDAH, 12 July 2007 — The new BMW 5 Series, unveiled here yesterday, highlights its aesthetic quality with new interior designs and «highest levels» of comfort and luxury.

The launch coincides with BMW Group’s new sales record in June when over 150,000 automobiles were deli >>>


      OPEC SAYS CRUDE SUPPLY NOT TO BLAME FOR OIL PRICE
      Arab News, 12-07-2007
     Reuters WARSAW, 12 July 2007 — Saudi Arabia and other OPEC members said yesterday they were not to blame for near record oil prices, pointing the finger at a global shortage of refinery capacity and international political tension.

OPEC is ready to pump more oil, but for now sees no need and has rebuffed calls >>>


      VINIJ LEADS THAI SWEEP; LUALHATI, ARELLANO WIN IN AMBASSADOR’S CUP
      Arab News, 12-07-2007
     Arab News RIYADH, 12 July 2007 — Vinij led a Thai sweep of the Class A prizes while Peddy Lualhati and Cesar Arellano ruled their divisions during the Ambassador’s Cup golf tournament on Friday at the Riyadh Golf Course here.

The tournament played in benign conditions was the first project of the FGA (Filipino >>>


      GLOBALIZATION AND ITS IMPACT ON SOCIETY
      Arab News, 12-07-2007
     Adil Salahi, Arab News Q. The world has been moving steadily toward globalization and there seems to be nothing to check its march. The issue of women’s empowerment has been pushed through with the help of different agencies of the UN, particularly the UNDP. I do not have a problem with such empowerment or with women’s >>>


      MOSQUES’ ROLE IN EARLY ISLAMIC PERIOD
      Arab News, 12-07-2007
     Dr. Abd Al–Haleem Abu Shuqqah The Hadiths that speak of women frequenting the mosque during the lifetime of the Prophet (peace be upon him), or implying that, are numerous. Many also are the Hadiths that deal with a variety of topics but mention in passing the presence of women in the mosque at the time. Nowadays >>>


      PERMISSIBILITY OF INSURANCE POLICIES
      Arab News, 12-07-2007
     Adil Salahi, Arab News Q.1. Many insurance policies are available on the market, such as life, medical and professional quality insurance. What is the Islamic view on these?

Q.2. A person working for a private school discovers that it is part of the board’s policy to pass students unfairly so that the school co >>>


      PREACHING ISLAM AFTER THE PROPHET
      Arab News, 12-07-2007
     Adil Salahi, Arab News Q.1. Some people claim that 100,000 companions of the Prophet (peace be upon him) left the Middle East after the Prophet’s death and traveled throughout the world to preach Islam. Could you please shed light on this and whether they left their women and children back home? (Name and address withhe >>>


      SIX DAYS OF CREATION
      Arab News, 12-07-2007
     Sayyid Qutb In the name of God, the Lord of Grace, the Most Merciful God it is who created the heavens and the earth and all that is between them in six days, and established Himself on the Throne. You have none to protect you from God, and none to intercede with Him for you. Will you not, then, reflect? He regulates an >>>


      THE PROPHET AS A MAN — 133: MAINTAINING DECENCY IN MARITAL RELATIONS
      Arab News, 12-07-2007
     Adil Salahi, Arab News The Prophet (peace be upon him) married several wives in his last nine years of his life. As we have stated on several occasions, most of these marriages had political, legislative and social reasons. They were in no way motivated by any overflow of desire.

If we carefully examine the Pro >>>


      THE QUR’AN IN TRANSLATION
      Arab News, 12-07-2007
     Adil Salahi, Arab News Q. We were reading in a book about the hardship that people will face during the testing times of the Impostor, i.e. the false Messiah. It says that a person who memorizes the first 10 verses of surah 18, Al–Kahf, will be safe from it. What if a new convert to Islam finds it very hard to mem >>>


      WOMEN IN ISLAMIC SOCIETY — 27: RULES TO OBSERVE IN MOSQUES
      Arab News, 12-07-2007
     Dr. Abd Al–Haleem Abu Shuqqah When women come to the mosque to join a congregational prayer, it is important to observe certain rules. We mentioned two of these last week: avoiding wearing perfume, and forming lines in the back without separation. We will look at the other rules today.

1. The best of wome >>>


      3 ARRESTED FOR CAR BREAK–INS
      Arab News, 12-07-2007
     Raid Qusti, Arab News RIYADH, 12 July 2007 — Riyadh authorities announced the arrest of three Saudis between the ages of 17 and 20 suspected of being part of a gang that used to break into cars and steal items from inside.

Riyadh Police said the arrest of the suspects was the result of an extensive field operat >>>


      BASED ON ASTRONOMY, RAMADAN IS ON SEPT. 13
      Arab News, 12-07-2007
     P.K. Abdul Ghafour, Arab News JEDDAH, 12 July 2007 — Based on astronomic calculations, Sept. 13 (Thursday) will be the first day of Ramadan while Dec. 1' (Wednesday) will be Arafat Day during Haj this year, according to Sheikh Abdullah ibn Munie, a member of the Council of Senior Islamic Scholars and the Umm Al&ndas >>>


      MASSIVE GRAFFITI SPECIAL ATTRACTION OF JEDDAH FESTIVAL
      Arab News, 12-07-2007
     Hasan Hatrash, Arab News JEDDAH, 12 July 2007 — Municipal officials here have established a 120–meter–long graffiti wall as part of the Jeddah Summer Festival, which kicks off this evening at the Corniche.

The three–meter–high wall covers an area of 278 square meters at the old airport a >>>


      NSHR FLOATS AIDS PATIENTS’ BILL OF RIGHTS
      Arab News, 12-07-2007
     Ebtihal Mubarak, Arab News JEDDAH, 12 July 2007 — The National Society for Human Rights (NSHR) has posted its recommendations for a patient’s bill of rights for HIV–positive Saudis in an attempt to encourage the government to establish a set of rules for dealing with this highly stigmatized infection.

NSH >>>


      OIC’S EDUCATION GOALS: RHETORIC LOUDER THAN ACTION
      Arab News, 12-07-2007
     Maha Akeel, Arab News JEDDAH, 12 July 2007 — Despite all the rhetoric about the need to improve the academic standards of universities in Muslim countries it seems that there lacks a will to address the issue at this time.

The Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) launched a project earlier this year to >>>


      SAFE DIVING AND BEACH CLEANING CONTEST TODAY
      Arab News, 12-07-2007
     Lulwa Shalhoub, Arab News JEDDAH, 12 July 2007 — The fourth Safe Diving and Beach Cleaning Contest is to take place this afternoon around the sea bridge opposite Jeddah Westin Hotel at the Jeddah Corniche.

«We want to ask people to keep the beach clean especially at the Corniche where visitors go for picn >>>


      SR10BN FOR HARAM, HOLY SITES
      Arab News, 12-07-2007
     Zainy Abbas, Arab News Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah and Crown Prince Sultan attend a ceremony for the launch of new development projects in Makkah on Nov. 7, 2004, when Abdullah was the crown prince. (AN photo by Mohammed Ali)

MAKKAH, 12 July 2007 — The Grand Mosque in Makkah is to see two ne >>>


      14 FILIPINO MARINES SEARCHING FOR KIDNAPPED PRIEST KILLED IN AMBUSH
      Arab News, 12-07-2007
     Al Jacinto, Arab News BASILAN ISLAND, 12 July 2007 — At least 14 Marines who were searching for a kidnapped Italian priest were killed in an ambush by Moro guerrillas in this southern island of Basilan, officials said yesterday. Ten of the fallen soldiers were beheaded.

Col. Ramiro Alivio, the island’s military >>>


      40 YEARS JAIL FOR FOUR 21/7 WOULD–BE BOMBERS
      Arab News, 12-07-2007
     Mushtak Parker, Arab News LONDON, 12 July 2007 — A judge at Woolwich Crown Court in south London yesterday sentenced each of the four Al–Qaeda–linked men involved in the 21/7 failed bombing plot against London’s transport network to life imprisonment with a recommendation that they serve a minimum time of 40 >>>


      ALGERIA SUICIDE BOMBING KILLS 10 SOLDIERS, INJURES 35
      Arab News, 12-07-2007
     Agencies ALGIERS, 12 July 2007 — A suicide bomber rammed an explosives–packed truck into an Algerian barracks yesterday killing 10 soldiers a few hours before a major African sporting event started in the capital, security sources said. The young bomber drove the refrigerated truck into the entrance of the barrack >>>


      CAVIAR SEIZED IN AJMAN RAID
      Arab News, 12-07-2007
     K.T. Abdurabb, Arab News DUBAI, 12 July 2007 — Top ministry and civic body officials seized a huge amount of caviar from an illegal firm in Ajman in a raid yesterday.

«The firm, which was importing and trading caviar without necessary permit issued by the concerned authority, is currently facing legal act >>>


      HAMAS BOYCOTT PREVENTS PALESTINIAN PARLIAMENT SESSION
      Arab News, 12-07-2007
     Mohammed Mar’i, Arab News RAMALLAH, 12 July 2007 — The Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) yesterday canceled its opening session, called by President Mahmoud Abbas to discuss the state of the emergency government, after Hamas MPs boycotted the Parliament.

This cleared the way for Abbas to exploit the paralys >>>


      INDIANS PAY TRIBUTE TO TRAIN BLAST VICTIMS
      Arab News, 12-07-2007
     Shahid Raza Burney, Arab News MUMBAI, 12 July 2007 — Tributes were paid yesterday to the victims of the Mumbai train blasts that killed more than 200 people on July 11 last year.

Several programs were held at the blasts site at Khar, Jogeshwari, Mira Road, Mahim, Bandra and Matunga railway stations on the first >>>


      ISRAEL’S ACTIONS IRK UN COMMANDER IN GOLAN HEIGHTS
      Arab News, 12-07-2007
     Mohammed Mar’i, Arab News RAMALLAH, West Bank, 12 July 2007 — The commander of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF), observing cease–fire between Israel and Syria on the occupied Golan Heights, Maj. Gen. Wolfgang Jilke, yesterday expressed concern over rising tensions, but points finger mainly a >>>


      LIBYAN COURT UPHOLDS DEATH SENTENCES FOR SIX MEDICS
      Arab News, 12-07-2007
     Agencies TRIPOLI, Libya, 12 July 2007 — Libya’s Supreme Court yesterday upheld the death sentences of five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor convicted of infecting more than 400 children with the AIDS virus. But the verdict may not be the final word in the case. Libya’s Supreme Judicial Council, which is headed >>>


      RED MOSQUE CLEARED OF MILITANTS
      Arab News, 12-07-2007
     Azhar Masood, Arab News Police officers escort detained family members of Red Mosque chief cleric Maulana Abdul Aziz to an anti–terrorist court in Rawalpindi on Wednesday.

(AP) ISLAMABAD, 12 July 2007 — Troops cleared the capital’s Red Mosque of all militants yesterday, ending two days of fierce street ba >>>


      US BRACES FOR MORE AL–QAEDA ATTACKS IN IRAQ
      Arab News, 12-07-2007
     Agencies BAGHDAD, 12 July 2007 — The US military yesterday said it expected more high–profile attacks from militant group Al–Qaeda in Iraq, which it claimed killed and wounded more than 4,000 people in the past six months. Iraqi Kurds, meanwhile, threatened to vote against a controversial draft oil law, sayi >>>


      2 PLANES NEARLY COLLIDE ON FLA. RUNWAY
      Washington Post, 12-07-2007
     FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. –– Two planes came within 100 hundred feet of colliding at Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport after one missed its turn onto a taxiway and entered the runway where the other was about to land, federal authorities said.

Air traffic controllers noticed a plane >>>


      A BUSH AIDE‘S LONG ROAD FROM THE WHITE HOUSE
      Washington Post, 12-07-2007
     On a snowy evening in December 1''8, Sara M. Taylor, the daughter of a former pipe fitter at a John Deere plant in Iowa, came to a meeting at the Capital Hilton. Washington had grown dark and quiet, and the hotel restaurant was empty, save two people: Omaha financial guru Warren Buffett, and the man she was ther >>>


      AGAINST CLAIMS OF EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE, A COMMITTEE COMES UP DRY
      Washington Post, 12-07-2007
     Yesterday‘s Senate testimony by former White House political director Sara Taylor was a watershed.

Not in the newsmaking sense: Taylor, as instructed by the White House, invoked executive privilege so often that the session did little to change the constitutional showdown between the president and Congres >>>


      AP NEWS ALERT
      Washington Post, 12-07-2007
     BAGHDAD –– Police and hospital officials say 1' people have been killed during a U.S. raid in a Shiite neighborhood of Baghdad.
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      BMI TO HONOR WILLIE NELSON AS MUSIC ICON
      Washington Post, 12-07-2007
     NASHVILLE, Tenn. –– Willie Nelson can add another award to his long list of accolades.

Broadcast Music Inc. announced Thursday that it will bestow upon Nelson its icon designation during its 55th annual Country Awards Nov. 6 in Nashville.

BMI gives the honor to songwriters and artists who h >>>


      BUSH HOLDS NEWS CONFERENCE
      Washington Post, 12-07-2007
     WASHINGTON –– President Bush is going on the offensive against growing Republican defections against his war strategy in Iraq. He scheduled a news conference Thursday to urge Congress to give his plan time to work.

It was Bush‘s first full–blown news conference since May 24. It came as t >>>


      BUSH POISED TO ISSUE MIXED IRAQ PROGRESS REPORT
      Washington Post, 12-07-2007
     WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President George W. Bush will issue a report as early as Thursday likely to show only limited progress by Iraq‘s government even as he scrambles to halt erosion of Republican support for an unpopular war.

The interim assessment demanded by the U.S. Congress could accelerate De >>>


      CHAMPION OF CONSERVATION, LOYAL FORCE BEHIND LBJ
      Washington Post, 12-07-2007
     Lady Bird Johnson, '4, a first lady whose quiet ambition and determination allowed her to play an influential role in her husband‘s remarkable political career and to carve out an identity of her own as an advocate for beautifying the national landscape, died yesterday at her home in Austin.

Mrs. John >>>


      EDWARDS STAFFERS EVACUATE OFFICE, AGAIN
      Washington Post, 12-07-2007
     RALEIGH, N.C. –– A suspicious package addressed to Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards forced the evacuation of his campaign headquarters Thursday, the third time authorities have responded to letters addressed to the office.

Capt. Bob Overton of the Chapel Hill Police Department said he >>>


      FEW W.HOUSE HOPEFULS HAVE ONLINE VOTE REGISTRATION
      Washington Post, 12-07-2007
     WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In the race for the White House money and voters are key, yet a new study found few of those running in the 2008 presidential race are using their Web sites to provide ready information on how to register to vote.

The Internet has become a major force in the 2008 campaign, with cand >>>


      FORMER BUSH COUNSEL FACES POSSIBLE CONTEMPT CHARGES
      Washington Post, 12-07-2007
     WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A divided congressional panel moved toward bringing contempt charges against former White House counsel Harriet Miers on Thursday after she refused to appear at a hearing on the firing of federal prosecutors.

On a party–line vote of 7–5, a Democratic–led House of R >>>


      FORMER FIRST LADY LADY BIRD JOHNSON DIES
      Washington Post, 12-07-2007
     AUSTIN, Texas –– Lady Bird Johnson, the former first lady who championed conservation and worked tenaciously for the political career of her husband, Lyndon B. Johnson, died Wednesday, a family spokeswoman said. She was '4.

Johnson, who suffered a stroke in 2002 that affected her ability to spea >>>


      HURRICANE CENTER‘S CHIEF LOST SUPPORT OF BOSSES AND STAFF
      Washington Post, 12-07-2007
     A03 Bill Proenza was on the job as director of the National Hurricane Center for less than a week when he delivered his first warning about the looming loss of a crucial forecasting tool: a rare satellite that measures winds during storms.

At a closed–door meeting in early January, Proenza told his bosses >>>


      MCCAIN LOSES TWO IOWA STRATEGISTS
      Washington Post, 12-07-2007
     DES MOINES, Iowa –– Two veteran Republican strategists are abandoning John McCain‘s campaign in Iowa, dealing another blow to his struggling presidential bid.

Ed Failor Jr., said Thursday that he and Karen Slifka plan to notify McCain by letter. Both are GOP operatives with deep ties in Iowa, >>>


      NATION IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 12-07-2007
     Slain Pizza Deliveryman Implicated in ‘03 Holdup ERIE, Pa. –– A pizza deliveryman who robbed a bank and was then blown up by a bomb locked around his neck helped plan the robbery and then got caught up in something "much more sinister," a federal prosecutor said Wednesday.

The delive >>>


      NEW SEARCH BEGINS IN EARHART MYSTERY
      Washington Post, 12-07-2007
     NEW YORK –– Hoping modern technology can help them solve a 70–year–old mystery, a group of investigators will search a South Pacific island to try to determine if famed aviator Amelia Earhart crash–landed and died there.

The expedition of 15 members of the International Group for H >>>


      NIXON WANTED TO BE SEEN AS ‘NICEY–NICE‘
      Washington Post, 12-07-2007
     WASHINGTON –– President Nixon and his 1'72 re–election campaign tried to tie Democrats to the mob, gay liberation and even slavery, according to newly released papers and tapes betraying bare–knuckle tactics from the dawn of the Watergate scandal.

Still, even as Nixon‘s lieuten >>>


      OFFICER RECOMMENDS MARINE COURT–MARTIAL
      Washington Post, 12-07-2007
     SAN DIEGO –– The leader of a battalion involved in the killings of 24 Iraqis in Haditha should face a court–martial for dereliction of duty, the investigating officer recommended in a report obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press.

Lt. Col. Jeffrey Chessani, 43, was charged in December with >>>


      OHIO: STOLEN DEVICE CONTAINS 85',800 IDS
      Washington Post, 12-07-2007
     COLUMBUS, Ohio –– A stolen computer storage device contained more than twice the number of taxpayers‘ identifications than had been previously reported, Gov. Ted Strickland said Wednesday, but he emphasized there is still no indication the data have been compromised.

The names and Social Secur >>>



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