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      A MARBLE SLAB IS RAISED...
      Kathimerin, 19-07-2007
     ORESTIS PANAGIOTOU/EPA A marble slab is raised by a forklift truck in front of the Parthenon yesterday.

Guards on the Acropolis have called off a four–day strike that was set to begin on Saturday. Their union said that the government had agreed to consider some of their demands, including better pay for w >>>


      BOOM IN POSTGRAD COURSES REVEALED
      Kathimerin, 19-07-2007
     The number of students taking postgraduate courses in Greece has more than doubled in the last five years, according to figures made public yesterday 24 hours after the government proposed allowing universities to cooperate more with foreign institutions and businesses.

The data from the Education Ministry show >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 19-07-2007
     ARCHBISHOP BETTER Doctors give Christodoulos the all clear for discharge from hospital Doctors at the Aretaio hospital in Athens said yesterday the health of Archbishop Christodoulos is improving and that he can be discharged when he wishes. Doctors said that the exact day the archbishop goes home is up to him. Medical >>>


      MORE FIRES FUEL ARSON FEARS
      Kathimerin, 19-07-2007
     Gov’t plans business park below Parnitha, vows to keep developers at bay Firefighters yesterday struggled to control several fires across Greece, evacuating a monastery and children’s camp in Corinth after a large blaze that had broken out on Tuesday rekindled.

The fire in Corinth, which forced the closure of a >>>


      PENSIONER’S COIN STASH ON SHOW AT MUSEUM
      Kathimerin, 19-07-2007
     More than 1,800 ancient coins were unveiled yesterday at the Numismatic Museum in Athens after the relative of a collector who died 16 years ago found the artifacts while painting the family home.

Culture Minister Giorgos Voulgarakis presented the 1,833 coins and another 66 artifacts found at the Koufoyiannis f >>>


      PIRAEUS HIT BY STENCH OF GARBAGE
      Kathimerin, 19-07-2007
     Residents of Piraeus resorted yesterday to throwing diluted chlorine over mounting piles of rubbish in the streets as there seems to be no solution in sight for the area’s waste problems.

Locals tried to disinfect the areas around trash dumpsters in a bid to lessen the stench from rotting garbage and to keep aw >>>


      SECOND HEAT WAVE THREATENS
      Kathimerin, 19-07-2007
     It will get even warmer across Greece over the next few days as the country heads into its second heat wave this summer, but experts said that temperatures are unlikely to reach 46 Celsius (115 Fahrenheit).

Temperatures in Athens today and tomorrow are expected to reach 37C (''F), with a further increas >>>


      TO BUILD A CULTURAL COMPLEX...
      Kathimerin, 19-07-2007
     PANTELIS SAITAS/ANA The vacant area in front of the dilapidated Faliron racetrack was visited by Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis yesterday. The government has struck a deal with the Stavros Niarchos Foundation to build a cultural complex in the Faliron Delta, southern Athens.
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      UNEMPLOYMENT IS ON WAY DOWN
      Kathimerin, 19-07-2007
     The government said yesterday that the start of the tourism season had helped lower the country’s unemployment rate to 8.4 percent in April from '.5 percent in March, amid accusations from political opponents of using creative accounting to impress.

The National Statistics Service (NSS) said the jobless rat >>>


      A FRIBOURG, LE PASSEPORT VACANCES SUSCITE LA CONTROVERSE
      Le Temps, 19-07-2007
     FRIBOURG. Le syst';me d‘inscription, archaďque, irrite les parents. D‘autres cantons optent pour des méthodes plus simples.

Céline Garcin Jeudi 1' juillet 2007 A Fribourg, le passeport vacances est au cśur de la tourmente. En cause: le syst';me d‘inscrip >>>


      ALORS, ON ARRĘTE TOUT?
      Le Temps, 19-07-2007
     Simon Meier Jeudi 1' juillet 2007 Tournant historique dans la lutte antidopage ou emplâtre sur jambe de bois?

La décision des deux chaînes de télévision publique allemande, ARD et ZDF, de ne plus retransmettre le Tour de France suite ŕ l‘annonce du contrôle positif & >>>


      BORIS BEREZOVSKI ÉCHAPPE Ŕ UN ASSASSINAT
      Le Temps, 19-07-2007
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      CRASH AÉRIEN: LE BRÉSIL EN ÉTAT DE CHOC
      Le Temps, 19-07-2007
     Le bâtiment percuté par l´avion ŕ l´atterrissage Photo: keystone DRAME. Au moins 200 morts suite ŕ l‘accident d‘un Airbus ŕ S';o Paulo. L‘atterrissage raté était prévisible en raison d‘un tarmac vétuste. Polémique.

Le Te >>>


      DES DIEUX ET DES HOMMES (8). LE ROI DES SINGES
      Le Temps, 19-07-2007
     Une représentation de Sun Wu Kong, le Roi des Singes Photo: DR Des dieux et des hommes (8).

Lisbeth Koutchoumoff Jeudi 1' juillet 2007 Heureux Sun Wu Kong, le Roi des Singes, aimé des petits et des grands, aux quatre coins du globe! Il serait apparu en Inde, dans les brumes immémoriales, pour >>>


      DEUX CANTONS Ŕ L‘ÉTROIT SUR UN SEUL ÉCRAN TV
      Le Temps, 19-07-2007
     VAUD/FRIBOURG. Chaîne unique ou fédération de télévisions locales? Les Vaudois se tâtent, alors que Fribourg attend un interlocuteur.

Marco Danesi Jeudi 1' juillet 2007 Entre les vidéos intimes sur YouTube, les grandes chaînes de nos voisins et SRG SSR idée suiss >>>


      DISTANCÉ PAR GOOGLE, YAHOO! EST EN PLEINE CRISE
      Le Temps, 19-07-2007
     INTERNET. Le portail ne soutient plus la comparaison. Jerry Yang est sous pression maximale.

Anouch Seydtaghia Jeudi 1' juillet 2007 Ce jeudi soir, tard, sera un moment pénible pour Jerry Yang, cofondateur et redevenu directeur de Yahoo! (YHOO) depuis un mois. Google (GOOG) devrait publier dans la nuit >>>


      DOPAGE: DEUX CHAÎNES DE TV CESSENT LA DIFFUSION DU TOUR
      Le Temps, 19-07-2007
     CYCLISME. ARD et ZDF claquent la porte apr';s un nouveau cas de dopage. Le Temps Jeudi 1' juillet 2007 Coup de tonnerre sur la caravane du Tour de France. Apr';s l‘annonce par la Fédération allemande de cyclisme que Patrik Sinkewitz, membre de la formation T–Mobile, a fait l&lsq >>>


      ENERGIE NUCLÉAIRE
      Le Temps, 19-07-2007
     Philippe Meister, Corseaux (VD) Jeudi 1' juillet 2007 Votre invité en page Forum du 2' juin, Rolf Schweiger, souhaite une votation populaire et des citoyens bien informés pour soutenir l‘énergie nucléaire.

Le seul probl';me est que son discours s‘apparente ŕ >>>


      EVA KLEISLI: «CE N‘EST PAS FACILE DE TROUVER DES CANDIDATS POUR LE NATIONAL»
      Le Temps, 19-07-2007
     Questions ŕ Eva Kleisli. La lecture de ce texte (2484 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      JUSTE AU CORPS. PIERRE MAUDET
      Le Temps, 19-07-2007
     Conseiller administratif de la Ville de Gen';ve Anne Davier Jeudi 1' juillet 2007 – Quand avez–vous fait du sport pour la derni';re fois?

– Hier matin, de la course ŕ pied. – Trois mots pour vous décrire? – Elancé, classique, décontracté. – On vous complimente >>>


      L‘AUTRE TOUR. JUSQU‘Ŕ L‘ÉPUISEMENT
      Le Temps, 19-07-2007
     L‘Autre Tour. Guillaume Prébois Jeudi 1' juillet 2007 Un cinqui';me contrôle antidopage inopiné sur mes urines mardi soir et une prise de sang ŕ des fins médicales mercredi matin. L‘Autre Tour est transparent comme l‘eau de source et n‘a rien ŕ cacher. Le >>>


      L‘OMC JOUE LA LIBÉRALISATION Ŕ QUITTE OU DOUBLE
      Le Temps, 19-07-2007
     LIBRE–ECHANGE. L‘organisation a décidé de mettre ses 150 membres au pied du mur.

Alain Faujas Jeudi 1' juillet 2007 L‘Organisation mondiale du commerce (OMC) et son directeur général, Pascal Lamy, ont choisi de jouer ŕ quitte ou double la négociation dite de D >>>


      LA BOURSE SUISSE. LE SMI ACCENTUE SON RECUL
      Le Temps, 19-07-2007
     FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article Le SMI accentue son recul La Bourse suisse.

Anker Bank Private Banking Jeudi 1' juillet 2007 En milieu de semaine, le marché suisse a accentué son recul dans le sillage des propos du président de la Réserve fédérale Ben Bernanke qui pré >>>


      LA CRISE IMMOBILIČRE POUSSE LA FED Ŕ REVOIR LA CROISSANCE Ŕ LA BAISSE
      Le Temps, 19-07-2007
     POLITIQUE MONETAIRE. Ben Bernanke était devant la Chambre des représentants mercredi. Il a indiqué que l‘inflation restait la principale préoccupation de la banque centrale.

Angélique Mounier–Kuhn Jeudi 1' juillet 2007 C‘est un Ben Bernanke plus précautionneux >>>


      LA GRANDE ET LA PETITE HSITOIRE DU CONSEIL FÉDÉRAL (10/24). MARCEL PILET–GOLAZ, LA SOUVERAINETÉ Ŕ TOUT PRIX
      Le Temps, 19-07-2007
     Marcel Pilet–Golaz Photo: Keystone Convaincu, en 1'40, de la victoire du Reich, le Vaudois s‘est mis l‘opinion publique ŕ dos.

Ron Hochuli Jeudi 1' juillet 2007 La neutralité active, concept si fréquemment utilisé par Micheline Calmy–Rey, a en réalité >>>


      LA SOLUTION DE LA TAXE SE GÉNÉRALISE POUR FAVORISER LES PLACES D‘APPRENTISSAGE
      Le Temps, 19-07-2007
     FORMATION PROFESSIONNELLE. Le fossé entre l‘offre et la demande de formation débouchant sur un certificat fédéral de capacités s‘est réduit de moitié entre 2006 et 2007. Mais il manque encore 5000 places d‘apprentissage.

Willy Boder Jeudi 1' juillet 2007 >>>


      LE FATAH PRÉCIPITE LA TENUE D‘ÉLECTIONS ET CREUSE UN PEU PLUS LE FOSSÉ AVEC LE HAMAS
      Le Temps, 19-07-2007
     Un policier du Fatah face ŕ des fid';les du Hamas qui défilent ŕ Naplouse Photo: Keystone PROCHE–ORIENT. Le président palestinien Mahmoud Abbas a appelé mercredi l‘OLP ŕ décider de la tenue d‘élections générales anticipées apr';s le >>>


      LE FÉMININ EST–IL L‘AVENIR DU MASCULIN?
      Le Temps, 19-07-2007
     SEXES. Faut–il remplacer tous les noms masculins d‘un texte par le féminin? Peut–on, par souci de parité, dire que la Suisse compte 7 millions de Suissesses? Certaines institutions s‘y sont mises. Décodage. Muriel Jarp Jeudi 1' juillet 2007 Un peu de lecture? Prenons par exempl >>>


      LE GÉANT DU TABAC ALTADIS SE FAIT RACHETER PAR IMPERIAL TOBACCO
      Le Temps, 19-07-2007
     FUSION. Apr';s deux refus successifs, le cigarettier franco–espagnol Altadis accepte finalement l‘offre de son concurrent britannique, qui consolidera ainsi sa position de quatri';me acteur mondial.

Laura Tolub Jeudi 1' juillet 2007 Le groupe de tabac Altadis a accepté mercr >>>


      LE MASQUE DE LA PLUME
      Le Temps, 19-07-2007
     Christine Albanel. En France, Nicolas Sarkozy a fait ministre de la Culture cette impertinente discr';te, qui s‘est longtemps damnée pour un bon mot.

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      LE TAUX UNIQUE DE TVA PROPOSÉ PAR HANS–RUDOLF MERZ PEINE Ŕ CONVAINCRE
      Le Temps, 19-07-2007
     FISCALITE. Au terme de la procédure de consultation, l‘unanimité se fait autour de la nécessité de simplifier le syst';me et les contrôles. Le taux unique de 6 ou de 6,4% n‘est, en revanche, pas considéré comme une priorité absolue.

Bernard Wuthrich, B >>>


      LES AFFAIRES CRIMINELLES QUI ONT SECOUÉ LA SUISSE ('/10). UNE BIČRE, DU CYANURE, UN MORT
      Le Temps, 19-07-2007
     ECLAIRAGES Le Temps I Article Une bi';re, du cyanure, un mort L‘empoisonnement d‘un notable de Romont s‘est passé ŕ huis clos, un soir tard, dans une pharmacie. Les soupçons ont aussitôt pesé sur son associé.

L‘enquęte scandaleusement ŕ cha >>>


      LES PARLEMENTAIRES IRAKIENS? «PARTIS Ŕ LA PĘCHE»
      Le Temps, 19-07-2007
     IRAK. Le mois de vacances du parlement de Bagdad crée la polémique. La loi sur les hydrocarbures a peu de chances d‘ętre adoptée d‘ici ŕ fin juillet.

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      LES TROIS QUARTS DU CAFÉ VIETNAMIEN PASSENT PAR DES SOCIÉTÉS SUISSES
      Le Temps, 19-07-2007
     Culture Eclairages Courrier lecteurs Météo Finance 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 Esp >>>


      LUMIČRES D‘ÉTÉ (4/6). LES BONNES ONDES DE SCHLAEPFER
      Le Temps, 19-07-2007
     Une installation lumineuse de Daniel Schlaepfer dans le parc du Musée Hébert pr';s de Grenoble Photo: Luc Debraine L‘artiste lausannois excelle dans l‘art de mettre l‘architecture en lumi';re, comme ŕ Cressy, ou la nature elle–męme, comme ŕ Grenoble.
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      NORAH JONES DANS L‘ÉTUVE GLACÉE
      Le Temps, 19-07-2007
     Norah Jones sur la sc';ne de Montreux Photo: Keystone Arnaud Robert Jeudi 1' juillet 2007 Męme une fille qui a vendu des dizaines de millions de disques peut souffrir de la chaleur. C‘est la leçon de ce concert, qui n‘en comptait pas d‘autre.

Mardi, dans l‘Auditoriu >>>


      OLIVIER GUILLARD: «L‘ARMÉE EST LE SEUL REMPART AU CHAOS»
      Le Temps, 19-07-2007
     Directeur de recherches Asie ŕ l‘Institut de relations internationales et stratégiques, Olivier Guillard livre son analyse.

Stéphane Bussard Jeudi 1' juillet 2007 Le Temps: Depuis l‘assaut de la Mosquée rouge, les attentats se multiplient.

Le Pakistan bascule–t >>>


      ONDE DE CHOC SUR LE CYCLISME ALLEMAND
      Le Temps, 19-07-2007
     Les chaînes de télévision allemande ARD et ZDF ont décidé de cesser toute retransmission du Tour Photo: keystone TOUR DE FRANCE. Suite au contrôle positif du coureur de la T–Mobile Patrik Sinkewitz, les chaînes ARD et ZDF ont décidé de boycotter l‘épreuve. Le >>>


      PAKISTAN, LE VERTIGE ISLAMISTE
      Le Temps, 19-07-2007
     La population condamne aussi bien le terrorisme islamiste que la féroce et aveugle répression du pouvoir Photo: Keystone • Apr';s l‘assaut de la Mosquée rouge ŕ Islamabad, les islamistes multiplient les attentats. D‘oů la question: le gouvernement Musharraf peut–il cont >>>


      PAOLO NUTINI, TRANSCENDANTE VOIX ROCAILLE
      Le Temps, 19-07-2007
     Paolo Nutini Photo: keystone MONTREUX JAZZ FESTIVAL. Le jeune Ecossais de 20 ans foule ce soir les planches du Miles Davis Hall.

Daniel Eskenazi, Zurich Jeudi 1' juillet 2007 A 20 ans, Paolo Nutini est promis ŕ un magnifique avenir. Salle comble au Volkshaus de Zurich le 4 juin dernier devant quelque 1 >>>


      PETIT COUP DE FROID SUR LES BOURSES EUROPÉENNES
      Le Temps, 19-07-2007
     MARCHES. Inquiétudes persistantes concernant la crise des crédits immobiliers aux Etats–Unis.

Le Temps Jeudi 1' juillet 2007 Les principales bourses européennes se sont toutes repliées mercredi dans le sillage de Wall Street, affectées par des inquiétudes persistantes con >>>


      QUOI DE NEUF A LA PISCINE (4/7). TIRALO SI, TIRALO LA
      Le Temps, 19-07-2007
     Quoi de neuf A la piscine (4/7). Steve Hunziker Jeudi 1' juillet 2007 Plus de plaisir pour tous. Et si c‘était la devise de cet été? Les personnes ŕ mobilité réduite, par exemple, peuvent désormais compter sur un moyen de plus pour accéder aux plaisirs de la baignade et >>>


      RENÉE FLEMING SE DÉSISTE Ŕ SON TOUR AU VERBIER FESTIVAL
      Le Temps, 19-07-2007
     CLASSIQUE. La soprano américaine est grippée. La lecture de ce texte (2223 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      RICHEMONT FREINÉ DANS SON ÉLAN PAR LA SOLIDITÉ DE L‘EURO
      Le Temps, 19-07-2007
     LUXE. Le chiffre d‘affaires, tiré par l‘horlogerie, a progressé de 15% au premier trimestre ŕ 1,268 milliard d‘euros.

Bastien Buss Jeudi 1' juillet 2007 D‘humeur badine mais surtout baissi';re, la bourse suisse n‘a pas go$';té les résulta >>>


      SAVEURS DU FRAN'';AIS. MERCATIQUE, COMMERCIALISATION RATÉE
      Le Temps, 19-07-2007
     Saveurs du français. Nicolas Dufour Jeudi 1' juillet 2007 La domination de l‘anglais dans le vocabulaire des affaires exasp';re les puristes. Conséquence, les propositions de traductions foisonnent. Nous dégusterons demain une joyeuse expression avicole appliquée au consumérism >>>


      SQUATS: GENČVE FAIT Ŕ NOUVEAU EXCEPTION EN SUISSE ROMANDE
      Le Temps, 19-07-2007
     Nicolas Deiss: «Si on commence ŕ expulser, il faut aller jusqu‘au bout» Une Suisse de carte postale (2). Le «Pod», ou les mutations en palimpseste de La Chaux–de–Fonds REGIONS Le Temps I Article Squats: Gen';ve fait ŕ nouveau exception en Suisse romande SUISSE. >>>


      UN APPEL AMÉRICAIN Ŕ SE MOBILISER SUR LE CO2
      Le Temps, 19-07-2007
     ETATS–UNIS. Un rapport commandé par l‘administration Bush exhorte ŕ lutter contre les émissions.

Rinny Gremaud Jeudi 1' juillet 2007 Les Etats–Unis doivent se conformer aux normes les plus strictes en mati';re de consommation de carburant par les véhicules ŕ >>>


      UN FORT MAURITANIEN TRANSFORMÉ EN PRISON SECRČTE DE LA CIA
      Le Temps, 19-07-2007
     MAURITANIE. Officiellement, l‘édifice abrite des forces spéciales qui traquent les djihadistes. Il servirait en fait ŕ l‘interrogatoire des suspects de la lutte antiterroriste américaine.

Lemine Ould M. Salem, Nouakchott Jeudi 1' juillet 2007 Au début du si';cle >>>


      UNE SUISSE DE CARTE POSTALE (2). LE «POD», OU LES MUTATIONS EN PALIMPSESTE DE LA CHAUX–DE–FONDS
      Le Temps, 19-07-2007
     REGIONS Le Temps I Article Le «Pod», ou les mutations en palimpseste de La Chaux–de–Fonds le «Pod» de La–Chaux–de–Fonds au début du XXe si';cle Photo: DR Neuchâtel. L‘avenue Léopold–Robert a beaucoup évolué en un si';cle. Et c >>>


      «UN CHOC SUPÉRIEUR AUX LIMITES DE RÉSISTANCE»
      Le Temps, 19-07-2007
     JAPON. La plus grande centrale nucléaire au monde fermée apr';s le séisme de lundi.

Le Temps Jeudi 1' juillet 2007 Les autorités japonaises ont ordonné mercredi la fermeture jusqu‘ŕ nouvel ordre de la centrale nucléaire de Kashiwazaki–Kariwa, la plus gr >>>


      ARCAPITA REPORTS PROFITS OF $285.7M
      Arab News, 19-07-2007
     Mehmood Rafique, Arab News MANAMA — Bahrain–headquartered Arcapita Bank, an international investment firm, yesterday announced record profits of $285.7 million for the 18–month period till June 30. This equates to an annualized net income of $1'0.5 million, an increase of 83 percent over the 2005 net inc >>>


      BANK ALFALAH TO START OPERATIONS IN BFH
      Arab News, 19-07-2007
     Walid Mazi, Arab News MANAMA, 1' July 2007 — Bahrain Financial Harbor Holding Company (BFHHC) yesterday announced that Pakistan–based Bank Alfalah, a leading provider of a complete range of financial services, will be locating its operations in Bahrain Financial Harbor (BFH). As per the tenancy agreement, Bank >>>


      CONSTRUCTION BOOM SPARKS STEEL DEMAND IN ME
      Arab News, 19-07-2007
     Khalil Hanware, Arab News JEDDAH, 1' July 2007 — The steel industry in the Middle East is heading for major expansion as crude steel production is projected to increase by nearly 70 percent from 15.4 million tons in 2006 to over 26 million tons by 2010.

According to a report entitled «The Steel Indust >>>


      DEAL SIGNED TO BUILD JEDDAH RIVIERA MALL
      Arab News, 19-07-2007
     Javid Hassan, Arab News RIYADH, 1' July 2007 — A world–class shopping mall, estimated to cost SR1.1 billion, will be built on Prince Sultan Road in Jeddah as part of the Saudi–UAE joint venture that will launch a series of upscale malls in the Kingdom over the next five years.

The project simult >>>


      SEC SIGNS AGREEMENTS FOR SR5 BILLION SUKUK
      Arab News, 19-07-2007
     Raid Qusti, Arab News RIYADH, 1' July 2007 — The Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) signed yesterday subscription agreements for a SR5 billion sukuk or bond, the largest ever to be issued by a Saudi entity, a statement from SEC said yesterday.

HSBC Saudi Arabia has been named as the lead manager and sole book >>>


      GLOBALIZATION AND ITS IMPACT ON SOCIETY
      Arab News, 19-07-2007
     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, 19-07-2007
     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, 19-07-2007
     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, 19-07-2007
     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, 19-07-2007
     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, 19-07-2007
     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, 19-07-2007
     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, 19-07-2007
     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 >>>


      ‘OUR FOCUS IS ON LOCAL TOURISM’
      Arab News, 19-07-2007
     Raid Qusti, Arab News The camel caravan, which is part of the 28th Taiba Festival supervised by the Supreme Commission for Tourism, walks along the streets of Madinah to the delight of citizens and residents. (AN photo)

RIYADH, 1' July 2007 — The Supreme Commission for Tourism (SCT) has announced plans to b >>>


      BAN ON FRENCH CHICKEN IMPORT
      Arab News, 19-07-2007
     Arab News RIYADH, 1' July 2007 — The Saudi Ministry of Agriculture yesterday imposed a temporary ban on the import of chickens and eggs from Moselle in Lorraine, France, as a preventive measure to counter bird flu, which according to latest indications is again spreading across Europe.

The ban has been anno >>>


      FATHER OF CONJOINED TWINS EMBRACES ISLAM
      Arab News, 19-07-2007
     Mohammed Rasooldeen, Arab News Dr. Abdullah Al–Rabeeah, left, speaks at a press conference in Riyadh on Wednesday while Abdullah Akumpu, the father of the Cameroonian conjoined twins, and Dr. Sheikh Ibrahim, look on. (AN photo by Mohammed Rasooldeen)

RIYADH, 1' July 2007 — The father of the Cameroonia >>>


      HELP US HELP RIZANA, SAYS LANKAN ENVOY
      Arab News, 19-07-2007
     Sarah Abdullah, Arab News JEDDAH, 1' July 2007 — In light of the recently filed appeal in the case of Rizana Nafeek, the 1'–year–old Sri Lankan maid found guilty by a Dawadami High Court of the strangulation death of a four–month–old Saudi boy last month, the Sri Lankan ambassador is appe >>>


      SULTAN OPENS MILITARY EXHIBITION
      Arab News, 19-07-2007
     Arab News ABHA, 1' July 2007 — Crown Prince Sultan, deputy premier and minister of defense and aviation, opened the seventh military exhibition at the King Khaled Airbase in the southern region yesterday.

Prince Sultan unveiled a memorial plaque and cut a ribbon signaling the formal opening of this year’s e >>>


      ‘ACCOUNTABILITY SHOULD ALSO BE FOR RULERS’
      Arab News, 19-07-2007
     Azhar Masood, Arab News ISLAMABAD, 1' July 2007 — Pakistan’s Supreme Court hearing the petition of Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry said yesterday, «If judges are made accountable, rulers should also be subjected to accountability.» Justice Khalilur Rehman Ramday heading the 13–member bench made the >>>


      3 GIVEN DEATH PENALTY FOR MUMBAI BLASTS
      Arab News, 19-07-2007
     Shahid Raza Burney & Agencies MUMBAI, 1' July 2007 — The special Terrorists and Disruptive Activities Act (TADA) court yesterday sentenced to death three people found guilty of involvement in the 1''3 Mumbai serial bomb blasts that killed 257 people.

The court sentenced to death Pervez Sheikh, A >>>


      ABBAS ASKS PLO FOR EARLY ELECTIONS
      Arab News, 19-07-2007
     Mohammed Mar’i & Hisham Abu Taha, Arab News RAMALLAH, 1' July 2007 — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas yesterday asked the PLO’s Central Council to call for early presidential and parliamentary elections.

«We will call the council to decide early elections without waiting for those (leaders) of >>>


      ANOTHER IMAM MURDERED, BODY MUTILATED AMID TENSION OVER BEHEADINGS IN S. PHILIPPINES
      Arab News, 19-07-2007
     Al Jacinto, Arab News ZAMBOANGA CITY, 1' July 2007 — A reign of terror and savagery continued in the troubled southern island of Basilan yesterday, with unknown gunmen murdering and decapitating another Muslim preacher.

The military said the same group that mutilated the corpses 10 Marine soldiers killed in >>>


      BALL IN EU COURT OVER MEDICS’ FATE: LIBYA
      Arab News, 19-07-2007
     Agence France Presse TRIPOLI, 1' July 2007 — Libya said yesterday the ball is in Europe’s court over the fate of six foreign medics reprieved from a death sentence for infecting children with the AIDS virus but who are still anxiously waiting to return home after eight years behind bars.

Libya’s highest jud >>>


      BRAZIL PLANE CRASH KILLS 200
      Arab News, 19-07-2007
     Agencies SAO PAULO, Brazil, 1' July 2007 — Rescue workers hunted for bodies in the smoking wreckage of an airliner yesterday after it crashed at Brazil’s busiest airport, killing up to 200 people in the country’s worst air disaster.

The pilot of the airliner that burst into flames after trying to land on a >>>


      DELHI COURT RAPS POLICE FOR LAPSES IN JESSICA LAL MURDER PROBE
      Arab News, 19-07-2007
     Nilofar Suhrawardy, Arab News NEW DELHI, 1' July 2007 — The Delhi High Court yesterday strongly criticized the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the Delhi police for lapses in probing the Jessica Lal murder case.

Taking exception to the filing of a second FIR (First Information Report) in the case, the di >>>


      DUBAI POLICE ARREST IRANIAN DRUGS SUPPLIER
      Arab News, 19-07-2007
     Shadiah Abdullah, Arab News Abu Hatim DUBAI, 1' July 2007 — Following a tip–off, Dubai Police arrested an Iranian national who was trying to sell half a kilo of heroin worth 60,000 dirhams ($16,300) concealed in women’s stockings.

Anti–narcotic officers from the Dubai Criminal Investigation Depa >>>


      LONDON CARTOON PROTESTERS JAILED FOR A TOTAL OF 22 YEARS
      Arab News, 19-07-2007
     Mushtak Parker, Arab News LONDON, 1' July 2007 — Four young British Muslims were yesterday jailed for a total of 22 years at the Old Bailey for their role in a protest outside the Danish Embassy in Sloane Street on Feb. 3, 2006 against cartoons depicting and satirizing the Prophet Muhammed.

Website designer >>>


      MILITANT GROUP WILLING TO HOLD TALKS TO END LEBANON FIGHTING
      Arab News, 19-07-2007
     Reuters BEIRUT, 1' July 2007 — The militant group battling Lebanese troops at a Palestinian refugee camp said yesterday it was willing to resume talks to end the fighting, a move that came after it lost ground in a two–month–old battle.

Lebanese troops have entered the battered Nahr Al–Bar >>>


      MUSHARRAF RULES OUT EMERGENCY, DOZENS MORE DIE
      Arab News, 19-07-2007
     Azhar Masood, Arab News ISLAMABAD, 1' July 2007 — Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf yesterday ruled out imposing a state of emergency in the country as dozens more were killed in a fresh wave of violence.

Musharraf’s statement came as 34 people died in gunbattles in a tribal area bordering Afghanist >>>


      OLMERT BLASTED FOR ‘INTOLERABLE’ FAILURES IN LEBANON WAR
      Arab News, 19-07-2007
     Mohammed Mar’i & Agencies RAMALLAH/JERUSALEM, 1' July 2007 — Israel’s latest inquiry into last year’s Lebanon war yesterday blasted Prime Minister Ehud Olmert for «intolerable» failures in protecting civilians during the conflict, dealing yet another blow to the beleaguered premier. In a scathing rep >>>


      PALESTINIANS COUNT HOURS TO PRISONER RELEASE
      Arab News, 19-07-2007
     Agencies RAMALLAH, West Bank, 1' July 2007 — Amal has barely managed to sleep since hearing Israel is to release her husband, political leader Abdel–Rahim Mallouh, along with more than 250 other prisoners as a gesture to President Mahmoud Abbas. A top official of the radical Popular Front for the Liberation of >>>


      PANEL FOR POPULATION POLICY SET UP
      Arab News, 19-07-2007
     Shadiah Abdullah, Arab News SHARJAH, 1' July 2007 — The UAE yesterday established a ministerial committee to formulate a population policy and establish regulations to achieve the government’s goals in relation to the country’s population. The committee has been established following the orders of Sheikh Mohammed ib >>>


      UN CONFIRMS NORTH KOREA N–SHUTDOWN
      Arab News, 19-07-2007
     Teruaki Ueno & Jalil Hamid, Reuters BEIJING/KUALA LUMPUR, 1' July 2007 — Envoys in Beijing yesterday worked toward a deal to press North Korea to disable nuclear facilities by the end of the year, while the UN atomic watchdog confirmed a key atomic complex was now locked.

The International Atomic Energy >>>


      2,100 CALIF. SEX OFFENDERS BREAK NEW LAW
      Washington Post, 19-07-2007
     SACRAMENTO, Calif. –– As many as 2,100 newly paroled sex offenders are living illegally near schools and parks under the tough residency requirements passed overwhelmingly by California voters last fall, the state corrections secretary said Wednesday.

The department will give the parolees 45 days to >>>


      7 KIDS REMOVED FROM SQUALID TEXAS HOME
      Washington Post, 19-07-2007
     LUBBOCK, Texas –– A judge on Wednesday ordered seven young children removed from their home after authorities discovered it was infested with rats and filled with garbage, including stacks of dirty diapers nearly 4 feet high in closets.

Authorities went to the dilapidated house after Gloria Ramirez >>>


      AIR TESTS AWAITED AFTER NYC STEAM BLAST
      Washington Post, 19-07-2007
     NEW YORK –– When the skyscraper–sized geyser of steam and debris cleared, it left a gaping crater, hobbled subways and shattered windows in the heart of midtown Manhattan. It also left one woman dead and countless people worried about their air quality.

Crews worked overnight to assess and rep >>>


      AP NEWS ALERT
      Washington Post, 19-07-2007
     NEW YORK –– A research group says the nation‘s economy should contract slightly in coming months, suggesting the housing slump is taking a deeper toll on the economy.
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      BURNED CAT CLINGS TO LIFE; GIRLS CHARGED
      Washington Post, 19-07-2007
     COTATI, Calif. –– A 3–month–old cat is clinging to life at a Sonoma County animal hospital after having been set on fire by two teenage girls who now face charges of animal cruelty.

The kitten, named Adam by hospital staff, has undergone two surgeries and had its tail and the tips of its >>>


      CHEESE TRUCK FIRE MAKES FREEWAY FONDUE
      Washington Post, 19-07-2007
     SACRAMENTO, Calif. –– A tractor–trailer hauling blocks of cheese erupted in flames early Thursday, turning much of its cargo into freeway fondue.

No one was hurt, but boxes containing hundreds of pounds of provolone, cheddar, American and other cheeses clogged the burned truck and littered the >>>


      CLASSIFIED MATERIAL STOLEN FROM NUKE LAB
      Washington Post, 19-07-2007
     PM WASHINGTON –– A contract employee at a nuclear material cleanup site in Tennessee was charged Thursday for allegedly stealing classified data about enriching uranium to sell to foreign governments, law enforcement officials said.

The man, who was not immediately identified, instead sold the sensi >>>


      CLINTON CAMPAIGN HOSTING DEBATE–WATCHERS
      Washington Post, 19-07-2007
     NEW YORK –– Taking a page from MeetUp.com and other online organizing pioneers, supporters of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton will host 400 house parties to watch her square off with her Democratic rivals in Monday‘s presidential debate.

The parties are sponsored by Club44, an effort by the Clinto >>>


      COMPUTER PROGRAM CAN‘T LOSE AT CHECKERS
      Washington Post, 19-07-2007
     PM WASHINGTON –– Perhaps Chinook, the checker–playing computer program, should be renamed "King Me." Canadian researchers report they have "solved" checkers, developing a program that cannot lose in a game popular with young and old alike for more than a thousand years.

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      COUPLE PLANS WEDDING, THEN HARRY POTTER
      Washington Post, 19-07-2007
     PORTLAND, Ore. –– One Oregon couple‘s wedding night will be especially magical. Courtney Lanahan and Shawn Gordon of Clackamas are heading straight from their wedding reception Friday to a bookstore to get the final Harry Potter book.

The book‘s official release date is Saturday but many >>>


      DINOSAURS, ANCESTORS MAY HAVE COEXISTED
      Washington Post, 19-07-2007
     PM WASHINGTON –– Dinosaurs shared the Earth for millions of years with the species that were their ancestors, a new study concludes.

Dinosaurs arose in the Late Triassic, between 235 million and 200 million years ago, and came to dominate the planet in the Jurassic, 200 million to 120 million years >>>


      EASY BAKE TOY OVENS RECALLED AGAIN
      Washington Post, 19-07-2007
     AM WASHINGTON –– The Easy Bake oven, an iconic toy with a four–decade history, has been recalled for the second time in less than a year, government safety advocates announced on Thursday.

In February Easy Bake‘s parent company, Hasbro Inc., recalled '85,000 of the toys because child >>>


      EX–NURSE FACES LIFE IN HUSBAND‘S MURDER
      Washington Post, 19-07-2007
     TRENTON, N.J. –– A former nurse convicted of shooting her husband, hacking up his body and stuffing the parts into three suitcases she tossed into the Chesapeake Bay hopes to avoid a sentence of life in prison.

Melanie McGuire, 34, was convicted in April of murder, desecration of a corpse, perjury a >>>


      EXPLOSION ROCKS MANHATTAN
      Washington Post, 19-07-2007
     PM NEW YORK (Reuters) – An 83–year–old steam pipe exploded underground in midtown Manhattan on Wednesday, shaking buildings, creating a towering geyser of debris and sending people fleeing in scenes reminiscent of the September 11 attacks.

Officials in New York and Washington promptly ruled ou >>>


      GIULIANI: ABORTION NOT A TEST FOR JUDGES
      Washington Post, 19-07-2007
     COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa –– Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani, a proponent of abortion rights, said Wednesday he would not use a judicial nominee‘s stand on the issue or the landmark Supreme Court decision as a litmus test.

On a campaign swing through conservative western Iowa, the f >>>


      HOT DOG CHILI SAUCE IN BOTULISM RECALL
      Washington Post, 19-07-2007
     WASHINGTON –– Federal health officials warned consumers Wednesday to throw away certain cans of hot dog chili sauce after the product was linked to the first cases of botulism in commercially canned foods in decades.

Four people were hospitalized. The warning applies to 10–ounce cans of Castle >>>


      LAWMAKERS MOVE TO SAVE FDA LABS
      Washington Post, 19-07-2007
     WASHINGTON –– Lawmakers on Thursday moved to block the Food and Drug Administration from closing more than half its field laboratories, acting out of concern the plan could weaken the safety of the nation‘s food supply.

Congress would withhold funds for the closure from the agency "pendin >>>



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