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      ANIMAL FEED USED TO MAKE COFFEE SUBSTITUTE
      Kathimerin, 18-07-2007
     Inspectors from the Piraeus Prefecture said yesterday that they had raided a factory that used animal feed to manufacture a coffee substitute.

The inspection revealed that the company had bought at least half a ton of barley that was destined to be used in animal feed to make the Fytogri coffee substitute.
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      BANK ROBBER GETS 25 YEARS
      Kathimerin, 18-07-2007
     An Athens court yesterday found 2'–year–old student Yiannis Dimitrakis guilty of taking part in a bloody bank robbery in January 2006 and sentenced to him to 25 years in prison but cleared him of involvement in six other raids.

Dimitrakis was found guilty on two counts of attempted manslaughter, >>>


      BILL TO PROMOTE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH
      Kathimerin, 18-07-2007
     University students and teaching staff are getting ready for the next bout of protest action against the government after the Education Ministry made public yesterday plans to introduce eight changes to postgraduate studies.

A draft bill, prepared by the Education Ministry, aims to promote cooperation between G >>>


      CHARGES LAID FOR SHIP DEATHS
      Kathimerin, 18-07-2007
     A prosecutor charged three people with manslaughter yesterday over the deaths of two workers at the Perama docks, west of Athens, court sources said.

The captain of the Panama–flagged tanker, an employee in charge of safety and the head of the work crew where the two men were killed on Monday were charged >>>


      DAILY LIFE GETS GREEKS DOWN
      Kathimerin, 18-07-2007
     Greeks appear to be slightly more positive about their daily lives than they were six months ago but are still less optimistic than their European counterparts, according to a Eurobarometer survey whose results were made public yesterday.

Nearly one in seven (67 percent) Greeks polled claimed to be satisfied wi >>>


      FIRES THREATEN ANCIENT SITE, ATHENS HOMES
      Kathimerin, 18-07-2007
     Blazes rage near Corinth, Vrilissia VASSILIS PSOMAS/ANA Flames are seen approaching the medieval Acrocorinth castle yesterday after a brushfire broke out nearby. The fire damaged part of the fortress, forcing visitors to flee. The acropolis on which the castle is built overlooks the ancient city of Corinth. It was forti >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 18-07-2007
     FATAL ACCIDENT Three–member family killed in crash on Athens–Lamia national road A family of three was killed in a road accident on the Athens–Lamia national road early yesterday, police said. The car in which they were traveling smashed into the back of a car that had stopped in the emergency lane nea >>>


      PRESIDENT KAROLOS PAPOULIAS...
      Kathimerin, 18-07-2007
     KATERINA MAVRONA/ANA President Karolos Papoulias (right) met yesterday with the head of WWF Greece, Dimitris Karavellas. The environmental group had requested the meeting so it could express its concern about the state of Attica’s climate following the fires on Parnitha and Hymettus.
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      '0 JOURS POUR CONVAINCRE ET VIVRE
      Le Temps, 18-07-2007
     PEINE DE MORT. Apr';s 17 ans d‘attente, un condamné apprend son sursis le jour de son exécution.

Aline Dépraz Mercredi 18 juillet 2007 «Merci Jésus! Seigneur, je savais que tu écoutais!» s‘est exclamée Virginia Davis en apprenant que son fils Troy ne >>>


      A BORD DU VOILIER VOLANT
      Le Temps, 18-07-2007
     Une présentation de l´Hydropt';re par Alain Thébault Photo: Keystone MER. L‘Hydropt';re est un curieux trimaran qui s‘él';ve sur les flots. Grâce ŕ l‘EPFL, son navigateur esp';re franchir la vitesse mythique des 50 nśuds.

Repor >>>


      BORIS JOHNSON, LE TRUBLION DE DROITE QUI VISE LA MAIRIE DE LONDRES
      Le Temps, 18-07-2007
     Boris Johnson, le dandy survolté Photo: keystone ROYAUME–UNI. L‘excentrique journaliste et député conservateur, admirateur de l‘Empire romain, entend détrôner le travailliste Ken Livingstone de son poste de maire au printemps 2008.

Stéphane Bussard Mercredi 18 jui >>>


      CES HÉROS QUI GRANDISSENT AVEC LEURS LECTEURS
      Le Temps, 18-07-2007
     La couverture du livre ŕ paraître samedi, «Harry Potter et les reliques dela mort» Photo: Keystone • Le dernier tome de Harry Potter paraît samedi. Le temps est une dimension essentielle de la saga.

Eug';ne Meiltz et Lisbeth Koutchoumoff Mercredi 18 juillet 2007 «J‘esp' >>>


      DERRIČRE HARRY POTTER, LA RELČVE S‘INSTALLE
      Le Temps, 18-07-2007
     Le petit magicien a ouvert la voie ŕ une foule de romans pour jeunes qui fonctionnent avec les codes de l‘Heroic Fantasy. Passage en revue des nouveaux héros.

Lisbeth Koutchoumoff Mercredi 18 juillet 2007 • Eragon Le monde d‘Alagaësia est totalement imaginaire. Eragon, 15 ans, vit l&# >>>


      DRAME DE LA JUNGFRAU: LES RÉPONSES D‘UNE ARMÉE AU CŚUR DU DEUIL
      Le Temps, 18-07-2007
     Samuel Schmid et le commandant de corps Christophe Keckeis lors de la cérémonie fun';bre en mémoire des six militaires victimes de la Jungfrau Photo: Keystone URI/BERNE. Un témoin du drame a donné sa version des faits: «Je n‘ai pas vu d‘avalanche».

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      HEROIC FANTASY, HISTOIRE D‘UN GENRE
      Le Temps, 18-07-2007
     Lisbeth Koutchoumoff Mercredi 18 juillet 2007 «Le Seigneur des Anneaux» de J.R.R. Tolkien est l‘archétype du genre. Dans les années 50, la saga sort de l‘ombre un genre littéraire qui depuis le XIXe si';cle demeurait confidentiel. Mondes parall';les, lutte entre le >>>


      JUSTE AU CORPS. GÉRALDINE SAVARY
      Le Temps, 18-07-2007
     Conseill';re nationale socialiste, Lausanne Eug';ne Meiltz Mercredi 18 juillet 2007 – Quand avez–vous fait du sport pour la derni';re fois?

– Un jogging il y a une année. – Trois mots pour décrire votre apparence? – Petite. Ronde. Brune. – On vous complimente souvent sur. >>>


      L‘AMÉRIQUE DU SUD CONTRE DOMINIQUE STRAUSS–KAHN
      Le Temps, 18-07-2007
     FMI. Un «pacte anachronique» réserve la tęte du fonds ŕ un Européen, dénoncent des économistes.

Vincent Taillefumier, Bogota Mercredi 18 juillet 2007 Les Sud–Américains sont vexés par la nomination annoncée de Dominique Strauss–Kahn, candidat >>>


      L‘AUTRE TOUR. COMME UN POULET GRILLÉ
      Le Temps, 18-07-2007
     L‘Autre Tour. Guillaume Prébois Mercredi 18 juillet 2007 De Tallard ŕ Marseille, j‘ai eu l‘impression d‘ętre un poulet grillé qui tournait lentement sur une broche. Le soleil au zénith écrasait l‘ombre sur le goudron fondant. Ses rayons verticaux aspiraient la >>>


      L‘UTILITÉ DU FUTUR TUNNEL DU BRENNER EST REMISE EN QUESTION
      Le Temps, 18-07-2007
     FERROUTAGE. En 2025, l‘impact du tunnel tyrolien sera quasi nul, selon le cabinet suisse ProgTrans.

Maurin Picard, Vienne Mercredi 18 juillet 2007 L‘enthousiasme était de mise, le 10 juillet ŕ Vienne, lors de la signature par l‘Autriche et l‘Italie d‘un accord de coop >>>


      L‘ÉLU PIERRE MAUDET VEUT APPRENDRE AUX GENEVOIS Ŕ ĘTRE PROPRES
      Le Temps, 18-07-2007
     Pierre Maudet, conseiller administratif de la Ville de Gen';ve Photo: Daniel Winteregg GENEVE. La Ville lance une campagne de propreté sur la Rade du 1' juillet au 2 septembre.

Cynthia Gani Mercredi 18 juillet 2007 Les Genevois sont prévenus: plus question de se laisser aller sur la Rade.< >>>


      LA BOURSE SUISSE. NOVARTIS PČSE SUR LA TENDANCE
      Le Temps, 18-07-2007
     FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article Novartis p';se sur la tendance La Bourse suisse.

Anker Bank Private Banking Mercredi 18 juillet 2007 Mardi, le marché suisse a repris le chemin de la baisse, succombant ŕ la publication de l‘indice allemand ZEW mesurant l‘évolution conjonct >>>


      LA CONCURRENCE FAIT PLONGER MICRONAS DANS LE ROUGE
      Le Temps, 18-07-2007
     SEMI–CONDUCTEURS. Le fabricant zurichois de puces pour les téléviseurs souffre d‘une forte pression sur les prix.

Daniel Eskenazi, Zurich Mercredi 18 juillet 2007 Les affaires ne s‘arrangent pas pour Micronas (MASN.S) au second trimestre.

Les résultats présenté >>>


      LA GRANDE ET LA PETITE HISTOIRE DU CONSEIL FÉDÉRAL ('/24). LA DÉMISSION SURPRISE DE JEAN–MARIE MUSY
      Le Temps, 18-07-2007
     Jean–Marie Musy Photo: keystone Le Fribourgeois (1876–1'52) a proposé en 1'34 la démission en bloc du Conseil fédéral, sans succ';s. Il quittera seul le gouvernement, en invoquant lassitude et surmenage.

Valérie de Graffenried Mercredi 18 juillet 2007 Le 12 m >>>


      LA MARQUE LONGINES FĘTE SES 175 ANS ET VEUT RETROUVER SA PLACE DANS LE SPORT
      Le Temps, 18-07-2007
     Walter von Känel Photo: DR HORLOGERIE. A pr';s de 66 ans, Walter von Känel, patron de la société en mains du Swatch Group, veut continuer l‘aventure. Il estime encore avoir de nombreux défis ŕ relever pour l‘entreprise de Saint–Imier (BE) qui emploie 500 personnes. >>>


      LA SCČNE POLITIQUE LAUSANNOISE EN ZONE DE TURBULENCES
      Le Temps, 18-07-2007
     VAUD. Une majorité écrasante rouge–rose–verte exacerbe les conflits au sein du Conseil communal de Lausanne.

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      LA SUISSE VEUT RENDRE PLUS VITE L‘ARGENT DES DICTATEURS AUX ETATS
      Le Temps, 18-07-2007
     UNE Le Temps I Article La Suisse veut rendre plus vite l‘argent des dictateurs aux Etats FONDS BLOQUES. Berne étudie une correction de son cadre légal trop rigide.

Le Temps Mercredi 18 juillet 2007 Les déclarations au Congo de la conseill';re fédérale Micheline Calmy&ndash >>>


      LA SUISSE VEUT RESTITUER RAPIDEMENT LES FONDS MOBUTU AUX CONGOLAIS
      Le Temps, 18-07-2007
     La Suisse veut restituer rapidement les fonds Mobutu aux Congolais Les Libéraux sociaux, fils prodigues du PDC La grande et la petite histoire du Conseil fédéral ('/24). La démission surprise de Jean–Marie Musy SUISSE Le Temps I Suisse I Article La Suisse veut restituer rapidement les fonds >>>


      LE CINÉMA DU MERCREDI. FRASER, ZÉLÉ NÉO–ZÉLANDAIS
      Le Temps, 18-07-2007
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      LE CINÉMA DU MERCREDI. JAVA, DERNIČRE FRONTIČRE DU 7E ART
      Le Temps, 18-07-2007
     Déroutant mais magnifique, «Opera Jawa» de Garin Nugroho rév';le au grand jour l‘existence d‘un cinéma indonésien ambitieux. Cette relecture originale du «Ramayana» hindou, ŕ mi–chemin entre arts traditionnels et avant–garde, devrait sé >>>


      LE CINÉMA DU MERCREDI. NEW CROWNED HOPE, DES FILMS EN HOMMAGE Ŕ MOZART
      Le Temps, 18-07-2007
     «Opera Jawa» fait suite ŕ «Daratt» dans une série de films commandités par Peter Sellars pour le 250e anniversaire de Mozart.

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      LE DÉBAT SUR LA FISCALITÉ DU CAPITAL INVESTISSEMENT SE RADICALISE
      Le Temps, 18-07-2007
     ETATS–UNIS. Le taux d‘imposition des sociétés de private equity cotées est devenu un th';me de la campagne présidentielle. Hillary Clinton soutient une hausse de l‘impôt pour ces entreprises.

Eric Chalmet, La Tribune Mercredi 18 juillet 2007 Cet article n&lsquo >>>


      LE JARDINIER DES HALLES
      Le Temps, 18-07-2007
     Patrick Berger. Professeur ŕ Lausanne, cet architecte vient de remporter le concours pour la rénovation du Forum des Halles de Paris. Rencontre avec un grand discret Lorette Coen Mercredi 18 juillet 2007 Impossible de faire plus modeste, ni plus discret. Patrick Berger, qui vient de remporter le concours inter >>>


      LE PS FRIBOURGEOIS CRITIQUE SA CONSEILLČRE D‘ETAT
      Le Temps, 18-07-2007
     FRIBOURG. Le parti dénonce l‘attribution de la prise en charge des demandeurs d‘asile au privé.

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      LE REPLI IDENTITAIRE, DERNIER REFUGE DU DÉSESPOIR EN IRAK
      Le Temps, 18-07-2007
     Les stigmates de la violence en Irak Photo: keystone HUMANITAIRE. «L‘horreur banalisée.» De retour du terrain, un délégué du CICR témoigne.

Frédéric Koller Mercredi 18 juillet 2007 L‘Irak sombre, un peu plus, jour apr';s jour. Mais comment le di >>>


      LE TOUR DANS UN MOUCHOIR DE POCHE
      Le Temps, 18-07-2007
     La plupart des favoris peuvent encore s´imposer dans ce Tour de France Photo: Keystone CYCLISME. Si le Kazakh d‘Astana Alexandre Vinokourov, trop diminué par les séquelles de sa chute, semble avoir abandonné toutes ses illusions, le peloton des favoris demeure extręmement compact ŕ la >>>


      LES AFFAIRES CRIMINELLES QUI ONT SECOUÉ LA SUISSE (8/10). FATALE JALOUSIE
      Le Temps, 18-07-2007
     ECLAIRAGES Le Temps I Article Fatale jalousie La mort d‘Ad';le Nicolo, une jeune assistante dentaire, a hanté les tribunaux genevois durant sept ans.

Fati Mansour Mercredi 18 juillet 2007 Il fait un froid glacial en ce dimanche de décembre 1'88. Pas encore de quoi décourager ces >>>


      LES HEDGE FUNDS SUREXPOSÉS AUX DÉRIVÉS DE CRÉDIT
      Le Temps, 18-07-2007
     ETUDE. Selon Fitch, les encours du marché ont progressé de 113% sur un an.

Angélique Mounier–Kuhn Mercredi 18 juillet 2007 Au printemps 2003, Warren Buffett les avait dépeints comme des «armes financi';res de destruction massive». La mise en garde du gourou financie >>>


      LES INFIRMIČRES BULGARES SAUVENT LEUR TĘTE
      Le Temps, 18-07-2007
     LIBYE. La peine capitale transformée en condamnation ŕ perpétuité. Le Temps Mercredi 18 juillet 2007 La plus haute instance judiciaire libyenne a décidé mardi, en derni';re instance, de commuer en peine de prison ŕ perpétuité la peine de mort infligée ŕ cinq >>>


      LES LIBÉRAUX SOCIAUX, FILS PRODIGUES DU PDC
      Le Temps, 18-07-2007
     ELECTIONS. Le secrétaire général du PDC suisse lance sa propre liste dans le canton de Berne.

Ron Hochuli, Berne Mercredi 18 juillet 2007 Apr';s Ecologie libérale, voici les Libéraux sociaux. Les deux «groupes», comme ils se qualifient, n‘ont rien en commun, si >>>


      LES PERSPECTIVES DE CROISSANCE Ŕ COURT TERME DE NOVARTIS DÉ'';OIVENT LE MARCHÉ
      Le Temps, 18-07-2007
     PHARMA. Le groupe bâlois a présenté des résultats au premier semestre lég';rement au–dessus des attentes. Mais les investisseurs sont effrayés par les faibles prévisions 2007 et le retard du dossier d‘un médicament contre le diab';te.

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      LUMIČRES D‘ÉTÉ (3/6). AU CŚUR DES COULEURS DE CHAGALL
      Le Temps, 18-07-2007
     Un vitrail de Marc Chagall Photo: Luc Debraine Le Musée suisse du vitrail expose les verres gorgés de lumi';re de l‘enchanteur de Vitebsk.

Luc Debraine Mercredi 18 juillet 2007 Marc Chagall (1887–1'85) est souvent réduit ŕ ses couples d‘amoureux en plein vol au& >>>


      MAJOR GILBERT CATELAIN: «L‘ACTIVITÉ DES GARDES–FRONTIČRE CONSERVE UN NIVEAU TRČS ÉLEVÉ»
      Le Temps, 18-07-2007
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      NEWAVE A GAGNÉ PLUS DE 40% EN DEUX SEMAINES
      Le Temps, 18-07-2007
     BOURSE. La société tessinoise, récemment adoubée, envisage des acquisitions. Bastien Buss Mercredi 18 juillet 2007 La société tessinoise Newave Energie Holding continue de flamber en bourse.

Depuis son entrée sur la corbeille suisse le 6 juillet de cette année, l‘ac >>>


      NINTENDO VISE TRČS HAUT, ALORS QUE SONY EST SUR LA DÉFENSIVE
      Le Temps, 18-07-2007
     CONSOLES DE JEU. Les ventes de la Wii sont un vrai succ';s. La Playstation 3, elle, vend 15% de moins aux Etats–Unis.

Anouch Seydtaghia Mercredi 18 juillet 2007 Cela aurait pu n‘ętre qu‘un effet de mode. Si tel était le cas, c‘est une mode qui dure. La console de jeu Wi >>>


      POUR L‘UNITÉ DES CHRÉTIENS
      Le Temps, 18-07-2007
     Dominique Rimaz, Abbé, coordinateur du Centre romand des vocations, Lausanne Mercredi 18 juillet 2007 La forme extraordinaire de la liturgie sera celle du bienheureux Jean XXIII, le bon pape Jean qui a ouvert le Concile Vatican II. Le mode ordinaire est déjŕ celui de Paul VI, le pape qui a conduit ce m >>>


      QUOI DE NEUF A LA PISCINE (3/7). AVEC LE SOLEIL POUR TÉMOIN
      Le Temps, 18-07-2007
     Quoi de neuf A la piscine (3/7). Steve Hunziker Mercredi 18 juillet 2007 Lézarder au soleil. La chaleur qui engourdit peu ŕ peu chaque centim';tre de son corps. L‘odeur si subtile de l‘eau chlorée, męlée ŕ celle du gazon fraîchement tondu. Les cris des enfants au lo >>>


      RACHIDA DATI, UNE MINISTRE ATYPIQUE DANS LA TOURMENTE
      Le Temps, 18-07-2007
     FRANCE. La garde des Sceaux d‘origine maghrébine se dit «exposée». Charline Vanhoenacker, Paris Mercredi 18 juillet 2007 Son baptęme du feu ŕ l‘Assemblée attisé par une tempęte: mardi, ce n‘était pas le jour de Rachida Dati. La ministre de la Justice, >>>


      SAVEURS DU FRAN'';AIS. TONTINE, CRÉANCE SOLIDAIRE
      Le Temps, 18-07-2007
     Saveurs du français. Nicolas Dufour Mercredi 18 juillet 2007 Oui, c‘est bien le champ de la finance – et męme du calcul actuariel qui nous offre cette douce tontine. Rien ŕ voir avec une variation de genre de la tata ou du tonton: la tontine est une association d‘épargnants dans laq >>>


      TÉHÉRAN DIFFUSE LES «AVEUX» DE SES DÉTENUS AMÉRICANO–IRANIENS
      Le Temps, 18-07-2007
     IRAN. La télévision d‘Etat programme les déclarations de deux ressortissants binationaux accusés d‘avoir voulu renverser le régime islamique.

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      UNE SESSION DE RĘVE AU MONTREUX JAZZ FESTIVAL. UNE NUIT, MON PRINCE VIENDRA
      Le Temps, 18-07-2007
     Prince, petit gabari mais grand monsieur Photo: keystone Prince n‘a pas stoppé sa prestation, lundi, apr';s deux heures et demie de concert mythique ŕ l‘Auditorium Stravinski. Plus tard, il est allé encore se coltiner le Montreux Jazz Café jusqu‘ŕ 4 heures du matin. R&# >>>


      UNE SUISSE SANS «PEP»
      Le Temps, 18-07-2007
     EDITORIAUX Le Temps I Article Une Suisse sans «PEP» Bernard Wuthrich Mercredi 18 juillet 2007 Mobutu, Marcos, Duvalier, Montesinos, Abacha: ces noms réveillent de douloureux souvenirs. Ces potentats étrangers ont tous déposé dans des coffres–forts helvétiques des sommes colossa >>>


      BAHRAIN AIMS TO BE INSURANCE HUB
      Arab News, 18-07-2007
     Walid Mazi, Arab News MANAMA, 18 July 2007 — Bahrain aims to become a major regional insurance hub, the country’s Crown Prince and Economic Development Board Chairman Shaikh Salman ibn Hamad Al–Khalifa said yesterday. He linked the «phenomenal growth» of the sector with leading international insurance >>>


      GFH TO INVEST IN CHINA
      Arab News, 18-07-2007
     Mehmood Rafique, Arab News MANAMA, 18 July 2007 — Bahrain–based leading Islamic investment bank Gulf Finance House (GFH), in association with Gulf Energy — an international firm focusing on investment in the energy sector — yesterday announced plans to create Energy City China, a purpose–built business and r >>>


      KINGDOM HOLDING IPO CLOSES TODAY
      Arab News, 18-07-2007
     Arab News RIYADH, 18 July 2007 — The Kingdom Holding Co.’s (KHC) initial public offering (IPO) closes at 4:30 p.m. today. By Monday, the IPO had the participation of 761,000 subscribers and coverage of 81 percent of retail shares, Eisa Al–Eisa, managing director and CEO of Samba Financial Group, the financial advi >>>


      NCB ACQUIRES 60% STAKE IN TURKISH BANK
      Arab News, 18-07-2007
     Arab News JEDDAH, 18 July 2007 — The National Commercial Bank (NCB), the largest bank by total assets in Saudi Arabia, said yesterday that it has reached an agreement to acquire a 60 percent stake in Turkiye Finans Katilim Bankasi, Turkey’s major participation bank, from preeminent Turkish groups Ulker and Boydak. Ulker >>>


      PRINCE ALWALEED DONATES $1M TO MALAYSIAN INTERNATIONAL ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY
      Arab News, 18-07-2007
     Arab News RIYADH, 18 July 2007 – Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, chairman of Kingdom Foundation, donated $1 million to the International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM).

The IIUM was established in 1'83 when the university received its &#3'Establishment order&#3' after an exchange of >>>


      REZIDOR GROUP TO OPEN 3 HOTELS IN SAUDI ARABIA
      Arab News, 18-07-2007
     Sarah Abdullah, Arab News JEDDAH, 18 July 2007 — Scheduled to open in the first quarter of 200', Rezidor Hotel Group will bring its mid–market brand Park Inn to the Holy City of Makkah. The hotel will be located in the Al–Zahir area, approximately three kilometers from the Haram Mosque and will be deemed >>>


      SABIC POSTS RECORD PROFIT OF SR6.5BN
      Arab News, 18-07-2007
     Souhail Karam, Reuters RIYADH, 18 July 2007 — Saudi Basic Industries Corp. (SABIC), the world’s largest chemical company by market value, posted its fourth straight record profit in the second quarter on higher product prices and output.

Net income in the three months to June 30 surged 42.2 percent to SR6.5 bil >>>


      SAVOLA GROUP OPERATIONS IMPRESS US ENVOY
      Arab News, 18-07-2007
     Arab News JEDDAH, 18 July 2007 — The Savola Group received US Ambassador Ford Freker at its headquarters in Jeddah on Monday to discuss bilateral trade opportunities and the prospects of cooperation between Savola and US firms.

The ambassador’s visit to the group comes in recognition of its position, which is o >>>


      STRONG RUPEE WEAKENS GULF INDIANS
      Arab News, 18-07-2007
     Gopal Sutar, Arab News RIYADH, 18 July 2007 — Barely a year ago, few would have imagined the drastic impact of a strong rupee on millions of Indians employed in the Gulf. Thanks to the weak US dollar and inflation in the region, the salaries of Indians working in Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Qatar and other Gulf countries hav >>>


      WALAA INSURANCE SHARES GAIN 370% ON DEBUT
      Arab News, 18-07-2007
     Khalil Hanware, Arab News JEDDAH, 18 July 2007 — Shares in Saudi United Cooperative Insurance Company (Walaa Insurance) jumped 370 percent on debut on the Tadawul yesterday.

The SR10 Walaa Insurance shares reached a high of SR60 after opening at SR5' before closing 370 percent higher at SR47 yesterday. The >>>


      GLOBALIZATION AND ITS IMPACT ON SOCIETY
      Arab News, 18-07-2007
     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 >>>


      INTEREST AND THE VALUE OF MONEY
      Arab News, 18-07-2007
     Adil Salahi, Arab News Q. Islam forbids riba, or interest. In the past when Muslims borrowed from each other, they would return the same amount of gold or silver currency, without increase. Today, if one borrows the equivalent of, say, 100 grams of gold and returns it after one year, he will have to pay to the lender a >>>


      MISUNDERSTANDING ABOUT AYESHA’S AGE WHEN SHE MARRIED PROPHET
      Arab News, 18-07-2007
     Adil Salahi, Arab News Q. At what age was Ayesha when she married the Prophet? (Name and address withheld) A. The report commonly known among Muslims is that Lady Ayesha was nine years of age when she married the Prophet (peace be upon him). This report is highly suspect. It is questioned on several counts. I have writt >>>


      MOSQUES’ ROLE IN EARLY ISLAMIC PERIOD
      Arab News, 18-07-2007
     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 >>>


      PERFECTION OF CREATION
      Arab News, 18-07-2007
     Sayyid Qutb In the name of God, the Lord of Grace, the Most Merciful Such is He who knows all that is beyond the reach of human perception, and all that can be witnessed, the Almighty, the Most Merciful, who makes most excellent everything that He creates. He begins the creation of man out of clay; then He causes his pr >>>


      THE PROPHET AS A MAN — 133: MAINTAINING DECENCY IN MARITAL RELATIONS
      Arab News, 18-07-2007
     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 PROPHET AS A MAN — 134: WEARING PERFUME WHEN GOING OUT
      Arab News, 18-07-2007
     Adil Salahi, Arab News The Prophet (peace be upon him) was known to love good smells. He sums up what he loved of material things in this present world, saying: «Of all that is available in this present life, I am made to love perfume and women, but the thing that gives me best gratification is prayer.» (Rel >>>


      WOMEN IN ISLAMIC SOCIETY — 2': PARTICIPATION IN THE PURSUIT OF KNOWLEDGE
      Arab News, 18-07-2007
     Dr. Abd Al–Haleem Abu Shuqqah There are many Hadiths that show that the wives of the Prophet (peace be upon him) and his lady companions eagerly sought knowledge, showing the same determination Muslim men showed. These Hadiths span the entire period from the very early days of the Islamic message up to the end of >>>


      2 SENTENCED FOR RIYADH TAXI ROBBERY
      Arab News, 18-07-2007
     Raid Qusti, Arab News RIYADH, 18 July 2007 — The Cassation Court in Riyadh has sentenced a Saudi to four years’ imprisonment and 1,000 lashes and another to two years’ imprisonment and 400 lashes for robbing a taxi driver under threat, the Riyadh police announced yesterday.

The police said it received a call fr >>>


      3 KILLED IN MAKKAH HOTEL FIRE
      Arab News, 18-07-2007
     Muhammad Al–Juaid, Arab News Fire trucks and ambulances outside the entrance to the hotel in Makkah on Tuesday. (AN photo)

MAKKAH, 18 July 2007 — Three people died and 26 were injured in a fire in a hotel in the holy city of Makkah yesterday. Civil Defense rescue workers evacuated '05 people from the >>>


      ALJ POVERTY ACTION LAB SETS UP FIRST FIELD OFFICE IN INDIA
      Arab News, 18-07-2007
     Arab News JEDDAH, 18 July 2007 — The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J–PAL), based in the economics department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and which is devoted to rigorously testing what works in reducing poverty, has announced the establishment of its first field office.

Loc >>>


      CROWN PRINCE ARRIVES IN ABHA
      Arab News, 18-07-2007
     Arab News ABHA, 18 July 2007 — Crown Prince Sultan, deputy premier and minister of defense and aviation, is scheduled to open the seventh military exhibition at the King Khaled Airbase in the Asir region today. He arrived in Abha late yesterday after leaving Jeddah earlier in the day.

He was received at the Abh >>>


      HRC VISITS SAUDIS IN SYRIAN JAILS
      Arab News, 18-07-2007
     Raid Qusti, Arab News RIYADH, 18 July 2007 — Dozens of Saudis are being held in Syrian jails on charges of trying to smuggle themselves into Iraq and other neighboring countries, the Human Rights Commission (HRC), Saudi Arabia’s government rights body, said here yesterday.

«A committee from the HRC visite >>>


      HURAISI’S FATHER WANTS SON’S ASSAILANTS EXECUTED
      Arab News, 18-07-2007
     Raid Qusti, Arab News RIYADH, 18 July 2007 — The father of the Saudi young man who was allegedly beaten to death when members of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice stormed his house in late May in the capital on the suspicion of his son selling alcohol has demanded execution of the persons >>>


      IT MINISTRY TO CREATE WOMEN–ONLY WORK CENTERS
      Arab News, 18-07-2007
     P.K. Abdul Ghafour, Arab News JEDDAH, 18 July 2007 — Government departments as well private companies have started setting up more women–only work centers to handle an increasing number of women who are expected to enter the work force.

The Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology recentl >>>


      KINGDOM TO REVIEW GARUDA FLIGHT SAFETY
      Arab News, 18-07-2007
     K.S. Ramkumar, Arab News JEDDAH, 18 July 2007 — Saudi Arabia and Indonesia are in talks to stave off a ban on Garuda flights to the Kingdom.

A team of experts from the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) will visit Jakarta for talks with Indonesian officials and spot inspection of safety measures and rec >>>


      KINGDOM WELCOMES NEW PEACE INITIATIVE
      Arab News, 18-07-2007
     Arab News JEDDAH, 18 July 2007 — Saudi Arabia yesterday welcomed US President George W. Bush’s peace initiative which was announced in Washington on Monday.

The US president called for an international conference later this year to include Israel, the Palestinian Authority and some of their Arab neighbors to he >>>


      MOH SIGNS SR4' MILLION CONTRACT FOR VACCINES
      Arab News, 18-07-2007
     Mohammed Rasooldeen, Arab News RIYADH, 18 July 2007 — The Ministry of Health has signed a SR4' million contract with a pharmaceutical company to supply different types of vaccines for use across the Kingdom.

Mansoor Al–Hawasi, deputy minister of health for executive affairs, signed the contract with G >>>


      TRAVELERS TO LEBANON RECONSIDER PLANS
      Arab News, 18-07-2007
     Lulwa Shalhoub & Galal Fakkar, Arab News JEDDAH, 18 July 2007 — Political turmoil in Lebanon has caused many Saudis to reconsider their annual summer plans. In fact, many are even reconsidering whether to own dream homes in the war–torn country.

In terms of tourism, Lebanon has suffered dramatically o >>>


      15 HURT IN GRENADE ATTACK IN KASHMIR
      Arab News, 18-07-2007
     Mukhtar Ahmad, Arab News SRINAGAR, 18 July 2007 — At least 15 persons were wounded late yesterday evening in a militant grenade attack on the base camp of the annual Hindu Himalayan cave shrine pilgrimage.

The blast came hours after Jammu and Kashmir state got its new director general of police as the state Cab >>>


      BASHAR SEEKS ISRAELI GUARANTEES BEFORE TALKS
      Arab News, 18-07-2007
     Reuters DAMASCUS, 18 July 2007 — Syria will enter peace talks with Israel only if the Jewish state commits first to a complete withdrawal from the occupied Golan Heights, President Bashar Assad said yesterday. «There must be guarantees to return the whole land. We cannot enter negotiations without knowing what the >>>


      BRITON JAILED OVER MISSILE PLANS
      Arab News, 18-07-2007
     Mushtak Parker, Arab News LONDON, 18 July 2007 — British Judge Gerald Gordon, presiding over a terror trial at the Old Bailey in London, yesterday sentenced Yassin Nassari,
28, from Ealing, in West London, to three–and–a–half years after being convicted by a jury last week of possessing documents a >>>


      COURT QUESTIONS POWER OF SJC TO ACT AGAINST CHAUDHRY
      Arab News, 18-07-2007
     Azhar Masood & Agencies ISLAMABAD, 18 July 2007 — A 13–member Supreme Court bench headed by Justice Khalilur Rahman Ramday yesterday questioned the jurisdiction of the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) to prevent Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry from performing his duties.

The top court was heari >>>


      ISRAEL REBUFFS CALL FOR TALKS ON CORE ISSUES
      Arab News, 18-07-2007
     Reuters JERUSALEM, 18 July 2007 — Israel yesterday ruled out negotiations «at this stage» on the borders of a future Palestinian state, rebuffing Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and casting doubt on a US push to tackle the issue.

Israel gave its response a day after US President George W. Bush s >>>


      LEBANESE ARMY MAKES NEW GAINS IN BATTLE
      Arab News, 18-07-2007
     Agencies NAHR AL–BARED, Lebanon, 18 July 2007 — Lebanese troops seized more territory inside a Palestinian refugee camp in pitched battles yesterday against Al–Qaeda–inspired militants, security sources said. Two soldiers were killed and 14 wounded as troops seized a strategic hill inside the camp, pen >>>


      LIBYA COMMUTES MEDICS’ DEATH SENTENCES
      Arab News, 18-07-2007
     Salah Sarrar, Reuters TRIPOLI, 18 July 2007 — Libya yesterday commuted death sentences on five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor convicted of deliberately infecting children with HIV, raising hopes they would soon be freed after eight years in jail.

A compensation settlement was made earlier in the day >>>


      MISSION MAKES CONTACT WITH CAPTORS OF ITALIAN PRIEST IN S. PHILIPPINES
      Arab News, 18-07-2007
     Al Jacinto, Arab News ZAMBOANGA CITY, 18 July 2007 — Gunmen holding Italian priest Giancarlo Bossi in the southern Philippines have made contact with the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions (PIME) and the Roman Catholic group said that was reason enough to be optimistic.

«Negotiations are now going >>>


      MUSLIM CHARITY LEADERS ON TRIAL IN TEXAS FOR ‘AIDING TERRORISTS’
      Arab News, 18-07-2007
     Associated Press DALLAS, 18 July 2007 — Jury selection began Monday for one of the most prominent anti–terrorist prosecutions of the past decade, the trial of leaders of a Muslim charity accused of funneling money to the Palestinian militant group Hamas.

Authorities maintain that the funds sent by the def >>>


      SUICIDE ATTACK ON PAK RALLY LEAVES 13 DEAD
      Arab News, 18-07-2007
     Azhar Masood, Arab News ISLAMABAD, 18 July 2007 — At least 13 people were killed in a suicide attack on a rally for Pakistan’s suspended chief justice here yesterday. Police said 50 people were injured.

The attack came ahead of a verdict in a legal battle that has pitched judge Iftikhar Mohammed Chaudhry agains >>>


      UNPA’S VP NOMINEE SAYS WILL NOT SING VANDE MATRAM
      Arab News, 18-07-2007
     Shahid Raza Burney, Arab News MUMBAI, 18 July 2007 — Rasheed Masood, a leader of Samajwadi Party (SP) and United National Progressive Alliance (UNPA) nominee for the post of vice president, elections for which are scheduled to be held on Aug. 10, sent shock waves in the political circles when he declared that under &laq >>>


      UPROAR IN BOTH MAHARASHTRA LEGISLATIVE HOUSES OVER DISRUPTION IN ELECTRICITY
      Arab News, 18-07-2007
     Shahid Raza Burney, Arab News MUMBAI, 18 July 2007 — An incident which never ever occurred in the history of both the houses of Maharashtra legislature, happened yesterday afternoon, the second day of the monsoon session, when both houses were plunged into darkness for quite some time as the session was in progress, lea >>>


      130–YEAR–OLD OUTHOUSES YIELD TREASURES
      Washington Post, 18-07-2007
     VENTURA, Calif. –– The spot where a pair of outhouses stood 130 years ago is proving to be a treasure trove for archaeologists who braved the lingering smell in the dirt to uncover some 1'th Century artifacts _ and a mystery.

The one–time site of privies for men and women has been built up >>>


      AL–QAIDA PLOTS NEW ATTACKS ON U.S. SOIL
      Washington Post, 18-07-2007
     AM WASHINGTON –– Al–Qaida is using its growing strength in Pakistan and Iraq to plot attacks on U.S. soil, heightening the terror threat facing the United States over the next few years, intelligence agencies concluded in a report unveiled Tuesday.

At the same time, the intelligence analysts w >>>


      ARMY TO TRAIN SOLDIERS ABOUT BRAIN INJURIES, OTHER MENTAL HEALTH CONCERNS
      Washington Post, 18-07-2007
     The Army plans to begin a program today to educate every soldier about traumatic brain injury and post–traumatic stress disorder. The rare effort to break the perceived stigma within the military about mental health problems comes as increasingly more troops return from battle with serious but undiagnosed conditio >>>


      BUSH CREATES IMPORT SAFETY PANEL
      Washington Post, 18-07-2007
     WASHINGTON –– President Bush on Wednesday established a high–level government panel to recommend steps to guarantee the safety of food and other products shipped into the United States and to improve U.S. policing of those imports.

The White House denied the effort was aimed primarily at China >>>


      CHALLENGE TO FARM EMISSIONS REJECTED
      Washington Post, 18-07-2007
     DES MOINES, Iowa –– Farms can‘t be sued over the pollution or odors they emit as long as they have entered into an agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency, a federal appeals court ruled.

The ruling, issued Tuesday, was a rebuke to environmental groups, including the Sierra Club, whi >>>


      DEMOCRATS STAGE ALL–NIGHT DEBATE ON IRAQ
      Washington Post, 18-07-2007
     WASHINGTON –– Senate Democrats staged an all–night debate on the Iraq war in a dramatic attempt to wear down Republicans who refuse to vote to begin to bring troops home by fall.

Republicans responded with a yawn _ agreeing to stay around and respond to any votes that might be scheduled around >>>


      EDWARDS AD TOUTS HIM AS A TOUGH GUY
      Washington Post, 18-07-2007
     CONCORD, N.H. –– Elizabeth Edwards tells voters her husband, Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards, is a tough guy "who can stare the worst in the face and not blink" in an ad set to start airing Wednesday in New Hampshire.

Elizabeth Edwards, who makes frequent campaign stops in ear >>>


      EX–FBI ANALYST GETS 10 YEARS IN SPY PLOT
      Washington Post, 18-07-2007
     NEWARK, N.J. –– A former FBI intelligence analyst who worked under two vice presidents was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for passing secret U.S. documents in an effort to topple the Philippine government.

Leandro Aragoncillo, 48, apologized in court for his actions and said he was just t >>>



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