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      A L‘ÉCOLE DE L‘ÉTHIQUE, LES PETITES SOCIÉTÉS SUISSES SONT DES CANCRES
      Le Temps, 21-07-2007
     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 >>>


      ANALYSE. L‘ENGOUEMENT SOUDAIN DES NOUVEAUX PARTIS POUR L‘APPELLATION D‘ORIGINE LIBÉRALE
      Le Temps, 21-07-2007
     ELECTIONS. Les groupes et mouvements qui émergent en marge des grandes formations politiques associent tous la notion de libéralisme ŕ leur spécificité propre. Chez certains ce n‘est pas tr';s sérieux, chez d‘autres plus significatif.

D.S. Miéville Samedi 2 >>>


      BERNARD CHALLANDES, LA PEUR DU VIDE
      Le Temps, 21-07-2007
     Bernard Challandes succ';de ŕ Lucien Favre au FC Zurich Photo: Keystone FOOTBALL. A 56 ans, le Neuchâtelois lâche une place de choix au sein de l‘Association suisse de football pour vaquer ŕ l‘éducation d‘une équipe abrégée, double tenante du titre. D >>>


      DANIEL SCHLIEFSTEINER: «DAVANTAGE DE TRAVAIL POUR LES GUIDES»
      Le Temps, 21-07-2007
     Daniel Schliefsteiner, membre du comité de l‘Association suisse des guides de montagne (ASGM),analyse la situation Olivier Dessibourg Samedi 21 juillet 2007 Le Temps: Quels sont les changements majeurs dans l‘activité des guides que causent les changements climatiques?

Daniel Schliefsteine >>>


      DES DIEUX ET DES HOMMES ('). ISIS, LA GRANDE MČRE DIVINE
      Le Temps, 21-07-2007
     Des dieux et des hommes ('). Patricia Briel Samedi 21 juillet 2007 Pour la grande égyptologue française Christiane Desroches Noblecourt, c‘est la religion égyptienne qui a pavé la voie au christianisme. Les emprunts sont en effet nombreux. Isis, la Grande M';re divine des Egyptiens, >>>


      DEUX LEADERS DU MONDE DE L‘ART S‘ASSOCIENT
      Le Temps, 21-07-2007
     Simon de Pury, patron de Phillips de Pury & Co Photo: Keystone MARCHE. Charles Saatchi et Simon de Pury mettent des moyens en commun.

Laurent Wolf Samedi 21 juillet 2007 Le collectionneur d‘art Charles Saatchi, l‘un des hommes les plus influents sur le marché international, vient de s&lsquo >>>


      ECOLOGIE LIBÉRALE ESSAIME Ŕ FRIBOURG
      Le Temps, 21-07-2007
     FRIBOURG. Jean–Claude Cornu recruté. Marc Lalive d‘Epinay Samedi 21 juillet 2007 Jean–Claude Cornu a adhéré au mouvement Ecologie libérale. Le candidat libéral–radical aux Etats et au National est la premi';re personnalité fribourgeoise ŕ s‘affiche >>>


      ELECTIONS TURQUES: LA CHANCE DES INDÉPENDANTS
      Le Temps, 21-07-2007
     TURQUIE. Pr';s de 40 candidats aux législatives de dimanche s‘affichent sous l‘étiquette d‘indépendants. En majorité Kurdes, ils peuvent espérer ętre élus au parlement.

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      FRAN'';OIS LONGCHAMP A–T–IL POIGNARDÉ LA DROITE GENEVOISE?
      Le Temps, 21-07-2007
     GENEVE. Le ministre radical critique s';chement le co$';t de la fęte du PDC Jean–Pierre Jobin. Les démocrates–chrétiens se sont déjŕ vengés.

Cynthia Gani Samedi 21 juillet 2007 La dégringolade ne fait pas peur ŕ la droite genevoise. A peine remi >>>


      IMPASSE Ŕ L‘ONU SUR LE KOSOVO
      Le Temps, 21-07-2007
     BALKANS. Le Conseil de sécurité renvoie le dossier au Groupe de contact. Le Temps Samedi 21 juillet 2007 Les Etats–Unis et leurs alliés européens ont décidé vendredi de renvoyer le dossier du statut du Kosovo au Groupe de contact chargé de la province serbe, en raison de l‘ >>>


      ISRAËL LIBČRE 255 DÉTENUS PALESTINIENS DU FATAH ET DU FPLP
      Le Temps, 21-07-2007
     PROCHE–ORIENT. Dans une volonté de renforcer le camp du président palestinien Mahmoud Abbas, l‘Etat hébreu fait un geste. Le scepticisme demeure quant aux espoirs de paix.

Serge Dumont, Ramallah Samedi 21 juillet 2007 «Vous ętes les premiers, je vous promets qu‘il y e >>>


      L‘AUTRE TOUR. L‘HEURE DU CONTRÔLE
      Le Temps, 21-07-2007
     L‘Autre Tour. Guillaume Prébois Samedi 21 juillet 2007 Le contre–la–montre d‘Albi, dessiné pour jarrets puissants et poumons d‘acier, n‘a été qu‘un interm';de pour Fabio et moi. Cette demi–journée d‘effort (ou de repos, au choix) me p >>>


      L‘ENTRÉE EN BOURSE DE BUREAU VERITAS MET SGS SOUS PRESSION
      Le Temps, 21-07-2007
     CERTIFICATION. L‘acquisition par le leader suisse de son principal concurrent devient moins probable. Dans la lutte pour la consolidation du secteur, Intertek constitue une cible de choix.

Daniel Eskenazi, Zurich Samedi 21 juillet 2007 SGS n‘a pas caché son ardent désir de s‘emparer >>>


      L‘INTERVIEW DE LA SEMAINE. GABRIELLE KAUFMANN–KOHLER: «LE MYTHE SELON LEQUEL L‘ARBITRAGE COMMERCIAL EST RAPIDE ET PEU ONÉREUX A VÉCU»
      Le Temps, 21-07-2007
     Gabrielle Kaufmann–Kohler Photo: Eddy Mottaz Gabrielle Kaufmann–Kohler, avocate d‘affaires.

Frédéric Leli';vre Samedi 21 juillet 2007 Le Temps: En juin, vous avez annoncé votre départ de l‘étude Schellenberg Wittmer. Dans quelques mois, vous ouvrirez votr >>>


      LA BOURSE SUISSE. PRISES DE BÉNÉFICES
      Le Temps, 21-07-2007
     FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article Prises de bénéfices La Bourse suisse.

Anker Bank Private Banking Samedi 21 juillet 2007 la veille du week–end, le marché suisse a succombé ŕ des prises de bénéfices apr';s la forte progression affichée la veille. La baiss >>>


      LA BOUTEILLE DE LA SEMAINE. PARMELIN VINZEL 2005, DOMAINE DE LA CROIX
      Le Temps, 21-07-2007
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      LA CHINE MET DES FREINS Ŕ LA CROISSANCE
      Le Temps, 21-07-2007
     SURCHAUFFE. La banque centrale a relevé ses taux. Le Temps Samedi 21 juillet 2007 C‘est dire ŕ quel point les autorités de l‘Empire du Milieu redoutent la surchauffe. Au lendemain męme de l‘annonce d‘une croissance de 11,'% au deuxi';me trimestre, le rythme le plus >>>


      LA GRANDE ET LA PETITE HISTOIRE DU CONSEIL FÉDÉRAL (11/24). LA FAUSSE ENTRÉE DU PS AU GOUVERNEMENT
      Le Temps, 21-07-2007
     Ernst Nobs Photo: Keystone Ernst Nobs (1886–1'57) fut, en 1'43, le premier socialiste admis au Conseil fédéral. Mais son successeur Max Weber (18'7–1'74), élu en 1'51, en sortit aussi vite qu‘il y était entré.

Bernard Wuthrich Samedi 21 juillet 2007 >>>


      LA JUSTICE PAKISTANAISE DÉSAVOUE UN PERVEZ MUSHARRAF DE PLUS EN PLUS ISOLÉ
      Le Temps, 21-07-2007
     Pervez Musharraf Photo: Keystone PAKISTAN. Menacé par les islamistes, mis sous pression par ses deux principaux alliés, les Etats–Unis et la Chine, contesté par la rue, désavoué par la Cour supręme, le général président entend pourtant renouveler son mandat.

Fr >>>


      LA TENDANCE SECTAIRE DU CATHOLICISME ROMAIN
      Le Temps, 21-07-2007
     Jean–Jacques Beljean, aumônier des étudiants, ancien président de Conseil synodal, Bôle (NE) Samedi 21 juillet 2007 La tendance sectaire du catholicisme romainQue l‘Eglise catholique romaine se consid';re comme la seule vraie Eglise ne me gęne pas (LT du 11 juillet).

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      LE DOUTE PLANE SUR MICHAEL RASMUSSEN
      Le Temps, 21-07-2007
     Michael Rasmussen, exclu des prochains JO pour avoir manqué plusieurs contrôles inopinés Photo: Keystone TOUR DE FRANCE. Le maillot jaune danois, qui a courbé deux contrôles antidopage depuis mai, est dans la tourmente. Les organisateurs brandissent la th';se du complot.

Simon M >>>


      LE DÉFICIT EN TERMES D‘INNOVATION ACCENTUE LE RETARD DES PAYS LES MOINS AVANCÉS
      Le Temps, 21-07-2007
     La pauvreté en Angola reste criante en dépit des nombreux investissements directs étrangers Photo: keystone DEVELOPPEMENT. Le dernier rapport annuel sur les Etats les plus pauvres, publié par la Cnuced, constate que l‘ouverture au commerce international n‘a pas entraîné les tran >>>


      LE NOUVEAU VISAGE TOURISTIQUE D‘ANDERMATT SERA PEINT Ŕ PLUSIEURS MAINS
      Le Temps, 21-07-2007
     URI. Le promoteur égyptien Samih Sawiris a présenté vendredi les bureaux d‘architecture retenus pour son luxueux complexe touristique, qui doit redonner un nouvel élan ŕ la région. But avoué: garantir la survie de l‘âme du village.

Anne Fournier Samedi 21 juil >>>


      LE RÉCHAUFFEMENT CLIMATIQUE REND DANGEREUX LES SENTIERS ALPINS
      Le Temps, 21-07-2007
     MONTAGNE. Chutes de pierres, passages bloqués, glaciers risqués nécessitent des aménagements.

Le Temps Samedi 21 juillet 2007 Adeptes de la haute montagne, attention! Le réchauffement climatique dans les Alpes multiplie les situations délicates, voire dangereuses.

Tout d&l >>>


      LES CRITIQUES S‘INTENSIFIENT AU SEIN DU PARTI COMMUNISTE CHINOIS
      Le Temps, 21-07-2007
     CHINE. Le débat idéologique fait rage ŕ trois mois du congr';s du parti. Bruno Philip, Le Monde Samedi 21 juillet 2007 Les tensions s‘exacerbent au sein du Parti communiste chinois. Dans une lettre ouverte publiée sur un site internet nommé maoflag.net (drapeau de Mao), dix–s >>>


      LES HORS–LA–LOI DE LA GRANDE CARI'';AIE
      Le Temps, 21-07-2007
     Vue sur Cudrefin et la Grande Cariçaie Photo: Keystone VAUD/FRIBOURG. Sur la rive sud du lac de Neuchâtel, 226 chalets, bâtis en zone protégée, sont en situation illégale. Malgré un «contrat–nature» passé entre les Etats cantonaux et les propriétaires, leur >>>


      LES RÉSULTATS DE CITI SONT UNE BONNE SURPRISE
      Le Temps, 21-07-2007
     BANQUE. Le premier groupe bancaire mondial annonce un bénéfice par action en hausse de 18%.

Le Temps Samedi 21 juillet 2007 Le premier groupe bancaire américain et mondial, Citi (anciennement Citigroup (C)), a publié vendredi des résultats supérieurs aux attentes du marché pou >>>


      LUMIČRES D‘ÉTÉ (6/6). PÉGASE AU CH'4;TEAU DE NYON
      Le Temps, 21-07-2007
     Le cheval ailé est l‘une des pi';ces d‘une exposition centrée sur la lég';reté et la lumi';re.

Luc Debraine Samedi 21 juillet 2007 «Si les anges volent, c‘est parce qu‘ils se prennent eux–męmes ŕ la lég';re&ra >>>


      NOUVEAU RECORD POUR L‘EURO
      Le Temps, 21-07-2007
     DEVISE. La monnaie unique au–dessus de 1,38 dollar. Le Temps Samedi 21 juillet 2007 Au terme d‘une sixi';me semaine consécutive de hausse, l‘euro a pulvérisé vendredi un nouveau record historique contre le dollar en cours de journée.

Il a atteint jusqu‘ŕ >>>


      PAKISTAN: L‘ULTIME DOMINO DU TERRORISME
      Le Temps, 21-07-2007
     Frédéric Koller Samedi 21 juillet 2007 Pervez Musharraf est dans une posture peu enviable. Désavoué par les plus hautes instances judiciaires, attaqué par les islamistes – talibans et Al–Qaida en tęte –, accusé de laxisme par les Etats–Unis, mis sous pression pa >>>


      PRODI ARRACHE UN ACCORD SUR LES RETRAITES
      Le Temps, 21-07-2007
     ITALIE. La réforme doit encore passer au Sénat. Le Temps Samedi 21 juillet 2007 Le chef du gouvernement italien Romano Prodi a conclu vendredi ŕ l‘arraché un accord avec les syndicats sur un rel';vement progressif de l‘âge de départ ŕ la retraite, qui doit encore fr >>>


      PÉRENNISER LE GROUPE LOUIS DREYFUS
      Le Temps, 21-07-2007
     ENTREPRISE FAMILIALE. Robert Louis–Dreyfus devient actionnaire principal. Nathalie Brafman, Le Monde Samedi 21 juillet 2007 Président du groupe familial depuis 2006, l‘homme d‘affaires Robert Louis–Dreyfus en est désormais le principal actionnaire. «Les autres actionnaires familia >>>


      REPČRE. SOUS LE CHARME DES CYLINDRÉES ITALIENNES
      Le Temps, 21-07-2007
     Rep';re. Bastien Buss Samedi 21 juillet 2007 Brigitte Bardot chantait ŕ l‘époque qu‘elle n‘avait besoin de personne sur son cheval de fer. Or, en cet été propice aux chevauchées endiablées, bon nombre d‘acteurs économiques ne semblent pas partager cet av >>>


      ROCK‘N‘ROLL, BABY!
      Le Temps, 21-07-2007
     Le groupe rock Schtärneföifi Photo: DR MUSIQUE. Le groupe suisse alémanique Schtärneföifi séduit les enfants avec un rock bien trempé.

Alain Croubalian Samedi 21 juillet 2007 Dans l‘ébullition de la Zurich de la fin des années 80, Boni Koller faisait rire les p >>>


      SAVEURS DU FRAN'';AIS. BAZARETTE, DÉPANNEUR BIEN UTILE
      Le Temps, 21-07-2007
     Saveurs du français. Nicolas Dufour Samedi 21 juillet 2007 Elles foisonnent dans nos villes, rendues possibles par un léger assouplissement, enfin, des r';gles des polices du commerce (quelle drôle de notion, soit dit en passant). Ces échoppes garnissent leurs rayons de produits de premi& >>>


      SENTIERS ALPINS: ATTENTION AU RÉCHAUFFEMENT!
      Le Temps, 21-07-2007
     La face nord des Grandes Jorasses Photo: DR • A cause des changements climatiques, les chutes de pierres augmentent, l‘eau de fonte manque aux cabanes, et certains sentiers, qui passent sur ou ŕ proximité des glaciers fondant, doivent ętre déviés et réaménagés Olivier Dessib >>>


      TOYOTA NUMÉRO UN MONDIAL DES CONSTRUCTEURS AUTOMOBILES
      Le Temps, 21-07-2007
     INDUSTRIE. Le géant japonais met fin aux 76 années de r';gne de son rival américain General Motors.

Laura Tolub Samedi 21 juillet 2007 Vendredi, le groupe nippon Toyota a confirmé qu‘il dépossédait General Motors (GM) de sa place de leader mondial des constructeurs au >>>


      TROIS EXEMPLES D‘EFFETS SUR LES ACTIVITÉS TOURISTIQUES EN MONTAGNE
      Le Temps, 21-07-2007
     Olivier Dessibourg Samedi 21 juillet 2007 Sentiers déviés.Avant 1'50, le glacier du Trift remplissait compl';tement la cuvette. Si bien que, pour se rendre ŕ la cabane située sur le flanc gauche, franchir l‘échancrure rocheuse en traversant quelques m';tres de glace  >>>


      UN VALAISAN DE 36 ANS DEVIENDRA LE DIRECTEUR D‘ECONOMIESUISSE
      Le Temps, 21-07-2007
     Finance Sports Société 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 R >>>


      VACANCES ANNUELLES, ENTRE TRADITION ET LOI DU MARCHÉ
      Le Temps, 21-07-2007
     ETE. Les entreprises suisses ont toujours plus de mal ŕ s‘octroyer un break estival.

Pierre Dorsaz Samedi 21 juillet 2007 Au moment oů le syndicat Travail. Suisse propose d‘augmenter la durée des congés payés ŕ six semaines par année, qu‘en est–il de la >>>


      VILLAGE PEOPLE. LAURE, YANN, GILLES & RON
      Le Temps, 21-07-2007
     Village people. La lecture de ce texte (225' caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      VINGT BRANCHES FUSTIGENT LA HAUSSE DE LA TAXE POIDS LOURDS
      Le Temps, 21-07-2007
     TRANSPORTS. Le projet d‘augmentation de 11% de la RPLP en 2008 est quasiment sous toit. Les milieux économiques veulent faire reculer le Conseil fédéral, voire l‘assigner en justice.

Willy Boder Samedi 21 juillet 2007 «Si rien ne bouge, des plaintes pénales individuelles po >>>


      BAHRAIN TO KEEP DOLLAR PEG
      Arab News, 21-07-2007
     Walid Mazi, Arab News MANAMA, 21 July 2007 — Bahrain has no intention to change its monetary policy with regard to the Bahraini dinar being pegged to the dollar, said Deputy King Shaikh Salman bin Hamad Al–Khalifa. «Throughout the past years, Bahrain found the link between dinar and the US dollar as the best >>>


      CORPORATE RESULTS KEEP SAUDI STOCKS VOLATILE
      Arab News, 21-07-2007
     Khalil Hanware & Abdul Jalil Mustafa, Arab News JEDDAH/AMMAN, 21 July 2007 — Saudi shares were volatile last week as corporate results for the first six months of the year continued to come out.

The Tadawul All–Share Index (TASI) gained 0.67 percent last week, closing at 7,501.56 points, up from 7,451 >>>


      SAUDIS UNDERGO TRAINING AT BUSINESS SCHOOL IN KOCHI
      Arab News, 21-07-2007
     Mohammed Ashraf, Arab News Participants at a training session at SCMS in Kochi. (AN photo) KOCHI, 21 July 2007 — Twenty Saudis — school and college teachers, network experts and government officials — are undergoing e–learning training at the School of Communication and Management Studies (SCMS) here.

&la >>>


      SHB POSTS SR381.'M NET PROFIT IN FIRST HALF
      Arab News, 21-07-2007
     Javid Hassan, Arab News RIYADH, 21 July 2007 — Saudi Hollandi Bank (SHB) has reported a net profit of SR381.' million for the six months ended June 30, 2007 compared to SR364.' million for the same period last year, an increase of 4.6 percent.

In a statement issued here, Jan Koopman, acting managing dir >>>


      SMARTCITY PLANS TO GO GREEN
      Arab News, 21-07-2007
     Arab News THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, 21 July 2007 — SmartCity, information technology zones of Dubai’s TECOM Investments including one in Kochi, has announced plans to «go green» by adopting environmentally–friendly practices that will make its developments highly energy and resource efficient.

The c >>>


      SRMG APPOINTS BOOZ ALLEN HAMILTON AS CONSULTANT
      Arab News, 21-07-2007
     Arab News RIYADH, 21 July 2007 — The Saudi Research and Marketing Group (SRMG) announced the appointment of Booz Allen Hamilton, leading global consulting firm, as its management consultant for the development of its vast growth strategies aimed at guaranteeing its sustained growth besides fortifying its market competit >>>


      INTEREST AND THE VALUE OF MONEY
      Arab News, 21-07-2007
     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, 21-07-2007
     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 >>>


      PERFECTION OF CREATION
      Arab News, 21-07-2007
     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 — 134: WEARING PERFUME WHEN GOING OUT
      Arab News, 21-07-2007
     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, 21-07-2007
     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 >>>


      ‘KEY YOUTH SUGGESTIONS TO BE IMPLEMENTED’
      Arab News, 21-07-2007
     Hasan Hatrash, Arab News JEDDAH, 21 July 2007 — Jeddah Mayor Adel Fakieh announced yesterday that the municipality would implement some of the recommendations that came out of the recently held workshop with the city’s young people.

The mayor also called for a workshop with high–ranking municipality offic >>>


      ‘TAIBAH SUMMER 28’ ATTRACTS MANY
      Arab News, 21-07-2007
     Yousuf Muhammad, Arab News MADINAH, 21 July 2007 — Both Saudis and expatriates are enjoying the events that are currently being held as part of Madinah’s five–week 28th «Taibah Summer Festival,» which has been organized by the Supreme Commission for Tourism.

«The festival includes variou >>>


      23 HIT BY FOOD POISONING
      Arab News, 21-07-2007
     Yousuf Muhammad, Arab News MADINAH, 21 July 2007 — Twenty–three diners including children were admitted to hospital following food poisoning at a busy restaurant in Madinah yesterday, according to an official of the Department of Health Affairs in Madinah.

Adel Sharaf, supervisor general at the Office of >>>


      5 WOMEN AND TWO MEN HELDIN BURAIDAH
      Arab News, 21-07-2007
     Rasheed Abou–Alsamh, Arab News JEDDAH, 21 July 2007 — Saudi security forces on Thursday detained five women and two men in an incident that officials linked to weapons possession but which an activist said followed a sit–in by the women.

Four of the women were set free after questioning, Interior Mi >>>


      70 EVACUATED IN MAKKAH HOTEL BLAZE
      Arab News, 21-07-2007
     Muhammad Al–Juaid, Arab News MAKKAH, 21 July 2007 — Seventy pilgrims, here to perform Umrah, were evacuated from a hotel close to the Grand Mosque here yesterday morning following a fire.

The fire was on the fourth floor of the Dar Abu Taha Hotel on Misfalah Road, and Civil Defense carried out fire– >>>


      CITIZENS COMPLAIN ABOUT POOR DSL SERVICES
      Arab News, 21-07-2007
     Arab News DAMMAM, 21 July 2007 — A number of citizens are calling on Saudi Telecom Company (STC) and various service–providing companies to provide better DSL services. «We pay a lot of money but we get poor service and technical problems,» said one Saudi quoted in a report recently in Al–Watan d >>>


      DRUMMING UP CASH IN A UNIQUE CAREER
      Arab News, 21-07-2007
     Zain Al–Alaway, Arab News MAKKAH, 21 July 2007 — Many people may not be aware that the women in Saudi wedding tend to party longer than the guys and have a good time well toward dawn. At these celebrations one will always find a wedding band, comprised of a singer accompanied by drummers. The singers know all the >>>


      JEDDAH ARTIST DOTS UP A PORTRAIT
      Arab News, 21-07-2007
     Usama Hussain, Arab News JEDDAH, 21 July 2007 — Six months and 11 days ago Ataullah Khan, a 55–year–old Jeddah–based Indian artist, was browsing through a magazine when he came across a picture of Crown Prince Sultan. Inspired by the picture, he set out to do a portrait in a very distinct style.
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      KINGDOM IS AGAINST IGNORANCE, CORRUPTION: PRINCE SULTAN
      Arab News, 21-07-2007
     Arab News FARAA, Asir, 21 July 2007 — Crown Prince Sultan, deputy premier and minister of defense and aviation, reiterated the unflinching adherence of the Kingdom to the principles of Islam.

Addressing the guests at the dinner party he held in honor of the notables, sheikhs, officers of the armed forces and th >>>


      TV TOLD NOT TO PROMOTE REGIONALISM
      Arab News, 21-07-2007
     Arab News RIYADH, 21 July 2007 — Abdullah Al–Jasser, undersecretary at the Ministry of Culture and Information, has criticized Saudi owners of satellite channels for promoting regionalism in a recent press statement. He charged them with promoting narrow–minded regionalism.

He urged the television c >>>


      18 KOREANS ABDUCTED BY TALEBAN GUNMEN
      Arab News, 21-07-2007
     Amir Shah, Associated Press KABUL, 21 July 2007 — Taleban militants kidnapped at least 18 South Koreans, including 15 women, at gunpoint from a bus, and a purported spokesman for the group said yesterday they would be killed unless Seoul pulled its troops from Afghanistan.

A South Korean church said it was chec >>>


      ABDALLAH SET TO DISCUSS ME WITH BUSH
      Arab News, 21-07-2007
     Abdul Jalil Mustafa, Arab News AMMAN/JERUSALEM, 21 July 2007 — Jordan’s King Abdallah is to meet with US President George W Bush in Washington on Tuesday for talks on latest moves aimed at relaunching the Arab–Israeli peace talks, the royal court announced yesterday. «The discussions will tackle the Middle E >>>


      CBI LAYS CHARGES AGAINST CUSTOMS OFFICIALS
      Arab News, 21-07-2007
     Arab News THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, 21 July 2007 — The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has laid charges against 36 officials of the Customs zone at the Calicut Airport, caught red–handed while taking bribe.

Unaccounted money, estimated at tens of thousands of rupees, and foreign goods were seized in raids >>>


      DESPITE HIS ORDEAL, KIDNAPPED PRIEST WANTS TO RETURN TO HIS PARISH
      Arab News, 21-07-2007
     Al Jacinto, Arab News Freed Italian Catholic priest Giancarlo Bossi, left, speaks to Lt. Gen. Eugenio Cedo, a regional military commander, in the southern Philippine city of Zamboanga hours after he was freed by his kidnappers. (AN photo by Al Jacinto)

ZAMBOANGA CITY — Rev. Giancarlo Bossi, the Italian Roman Ca >>>


      DOCUMENTS, ARMS SEIZED FROM HASINA’S HOUSE
      Arab News, 21-07-2007
     Imran Rahman, Arab News DHAKA, 21 July 2007 — The army–led joint securaity forces seized vital documents relating to the controversial purchase of MiG–2' and frigate in a raid on former Prime Minister Hasina Wajed’s residence shortly before her arrest on Monday, sources in Dhaka said yesterday. Hasina is >>>


      JOYOUS REUNION FOR FAMILIES
      Arab News, 21-07-2007
     Mohammed Mar’i & Hisham Abu Taha, Arab News A freed Palestinian prisoner is greeted by his children on arrival at the headquarters of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah on Friday.

(Reuters) RAMALLAH/GAZA CITY, 21 July 2007 — Israel freed 255 Palestinian prisoners yesterday to bolster Palestinia >>>


      MINORITY CARD COMES INTO PLAY IN VICE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
      Arab News, 21-07-2007
     Nilofar Suhrawardy, Arab News NEW DELHI, 21 July 2007 — Keen to exploit the minority card in the national elections less than two years away, all the political parties seem bent on favoring a minority candidate, particularly a Muslim for vice presidential elections, scheduled on Aug. 10.

Taking the lead, United >>>


      ONE MORE SENT TO GALLOWS, TWO GET LIFE TERMS IN 1''3 MUMBAI BLASTS
      Arab News, 21-07-2007
     Shahid Raza Burney, Arab News MUMBAI, 21 July 2007 — Designated Judge P.D. Kode of the Terrorists and Disruptive Activities (TADA) Act yesterday sent one convict to the gallows while sentencing two others to life imprisonment terms in the 1''3 Mumbai serial bomb blasts case.

Mohammed Iqbal Yusuf Shaikh, >>>


      PAKISTANI COURT REINSTATES TOP JUDGE
      Arab News, 21-07-2007
     Azhar Masood, Arab News Jubilant lawyers congratulate Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, center, at his house in Islamabad after the Supreme Court verdict. (AFP)

ISLAMABAD, 21 July 2007 — In a serious setback to Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf, the Supreme Court yesterday reinstated the country >>>


      SIX POWERFUL BLASTS ROCK SRINAGAR
      Arab News, 21-07-2007
     Mukhtar Ahmad, Arab News SRINAGAR, 21 July 2007 — Kashmir capital Srinagar was rocked by a string of six powerful grenade explosions leading to heavy panic and confusion late yesterday evening.

Police said militants carried out a series of six grenade explosions at Dalgate, Nehru Park, Allochi Bagh, Batmallo, H >>>


      UK ARRESTS TWO IN NEW TERROR ALERT
      Arab News, 21-07-2007
     Mushtaq Parker, Arab News LONDON, 21 July 2007 — Avon and Somerset police yesterday arrested two Afghan men in Bristol in south west England after a routine drugs swoop turned into a major terrorist investigation.

Police had stopped and searched an Asian man suspected of dealing in drugs in the Castle Park area >>>


      3 EX OFFICERS GET PRISON FOR CORRUPTION
      Washington Post, 21-07-2007
     FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. –– Three former police officers were sentenced Friday to federal prison for heroin trafficking and conspiracy charges stemming from an undercover FBI investigation into corruption at the department.

The ringleader, 41–year–old former Detective Kevin Companion, was s >>>


      5 INDICTED IN PRESCRIPTION DRUG SCHEME
      Washington Post, 21-07-2007
     CHARLOTTE, N.C. –– Five people have been indicted by a federal grand jury in a $15 million scheme that provided powerful prescription drugs to thousands of customers nationwide, the U.S. attorney‘s office in Charlotte said Friday.

The 102–count indictment alleges that between 2002 and 20 >>>


      BUSH‘S EXECUTIVE ORDER
      Washington Post, 21-07-2007
     Office of the Press Secretary '4;­ For Immediate Release July 20, 2007 EXECUTIVE ORDER – – – – – – –

INTERPRETATION OF THE GENEVA CONVENTIONS COMMON ARTICLE 3 AS APPLIED TO A PROGRAM OF DETENTION AND INTERROGATION OPERATED BY THE CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY By th >>>


      BUSH ALTERS RULES FOR CIA INTERROGATIONS
      Washington Post, 21-07-2007
     WASHINGTON –– President Bush breathed new life into the CIA‘s terror interrogation program Friday in an executive order that would allow harsh questioning of suspects, limited in public only by a vaguely worded ban on cruel and inhuman treatment.

The order bars some practices such as sexual ab >>>


      BUSH TO UNDERGO COLONOSCOPY, HAND POWER TO CHENEY
      Washington Post, 21-07-2007
     Vice President Cheney will assume the presidency on an acting basis Saturday when President Bush undergoes general anesthesia for a routine colon examination, the White House said today.

Bush will transfer powers under the 25th Amendment, which permits the president to voluntarily hand over authority when he is >>>


      CALIF. SENATE TRIES TO WORK BUDGET DEAL
      Washington Post, 21-07-2007
     SACRAMENTO, Calif. –– The fate of California‘s already late $145 billion budget remained in doubt Friday, as the state Senate leader declared a package of tax credits "dead on arrival" and the Republican minority insisted on more spending cuts.

Democrats need two GOP senators to form >>>


      DRUG OFFICIALS NOTE COCAINE SHORTAGE
      Washington Post, 21-07-2007
     EL PASO, Texas –– Wholesale prices of cocaine have risen in more than a dozen major U.S. cities as supplies of the powerful drug have shrunk, including in high–volume markets such as Los Angeles and New York, White House drug czar John Walters said.

But the same federal report that Walters sai >>>


      FATAL AMBULANCE WRECK KILLS 5 IN OHIO
      Washington Post, 21-07-2007
     VAN WERT, Ohio –– An ambulance headed to a hospital was broadsided by a car in an intersection and caught fire, killing three emergency medical technicians and two patients, the State Highway Patrol said.

The patients were being treated for injuries from an earlier car wreck when their ambulance was >>>


      FOX ATTACKS RESTAURANT WORKER IN MD.
      Washington Post, 21-07-2007
     SALISBURY, Md. –– A bizarre fox attack at a Salisbury steak house had patrons and employees jumping and scrambling for cover.

The attack happened near closing time Thursday, when customers encountered a wild fox in the parking lot. Feeling threatened, they ran inside the slow–release door at C >>>


      GORE‘S SON CHARGED WITH DRUG POSSESSION
      Washington Post, 21-07-2007
     LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. –– Al Gore‘s son was charged Friday with possessing marijuana and other drugs that authorities say were discovered in his car after he was pulled over this month for speeding.

Al Gore III, 24, is free on $20,000 bail and scheduled to be arraigned Aug. 1 in Superior Court >>>


      MARS ROVER STRUGGLES TO WEATHER SEVERE DUST STORM
      Washington Post, 21-07-2007
     The hardy Mars rover Opportunity is struggling to stay alive amid a severe and long–lasting Martian dust storm –– posing the greatest threat so far to the unexpectedly long–lived vehicle.

The series of dust storms has blocked '' percent of the direct sunlight that the rover needs >>>


      TODAY IN HISTORY – JULY 21
      Washington Post, 21-07-2007
     AM –– Today is Saturday, July 21, the 202nd day of 2007. There are 163 days left in the year.

Today‘s Highlight in History: On July 21, 1861, the first Battle of Bull Run was fought at Manassas, Va., resulting in a Confederate victory.

On this date: In 1831, Leopold I was proclaimed K >>>


      TROPICAL DEPRESSION NEARS HAWAII
      Washington Post, 21-07-2007
     HONOLULU –– A tropical depression was expected to bring flooding, strong winds and high waves when it churns past Hawaii‘s Big Island late Friday, weather officials said.

The storm could drop 5 to 10 inches of rain on the state‘s southernmost landmass and pound it with 11–foot wave >>>


      WILDFIRE BURNS CAMPGROUND, MOTEL IN UTAH
      Washington Post, 21-07-2007
     NEPHI, Utah –– A wildfire that may have been started by sparks from a flat tire raced across thousands of acres toward a small town Friday, a day after burning through a campground and motel and forcing rescues.

With a highly skilled team on its way from Florida, 150 area firefighters were battling >>>


      WOMAN, '4, CHARGED IN STOREFRONT CRASH
      Washington Post, 21-07-2007
     WILMETTE, Ill. –– A '4–year–old woman who crashed her car into the glass front of a restaurant in this Chicago suburb, sending nine people to hospitals, has been charged with negligent driving.

Ruth Rose of Wilmette also is charged with failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident an >>>


      ABORTION QUESTIONS FAIL TO DIM THOMPSON‘S CONSERVATIVE LUSTER
      Washington Post, 21-07-2007
     A07 The 2 1/2 –minute video of Fred D. Thompson that played at the National Right to Life Committee‘s annual meeting last month dazzled the group, as the former senator talked about "the most important thing of all in this world –– and that is life." Richard Land, an official with the n >>>


      BLOGGERS RAISE RED FLAGS OVER NEW REPUBLIC‘S ‘BAGHDAD DIARIST‘
      Washington Post, 21-07-2007
     The column in the New Republic, described as being penned by a U.S. soldier in Iraq, is filled with tales of petty, stomach–churning behavior.

The "Baghdad Diarist," writing under the pseudonym Scott Thomas, says he was "shocked by my own cruelty" as he recounts soldiers getting their >>>


      BUSH TO HAVE COLONOSCOPY AT CAMP DAVID
      Washington Post, 21-07-2007
     WASHINGTON –– President Bush will have a colonoscopy Saturday and temporarily hand presidential powers to Vice President Dick Cheney, the White House said.

Press secretary Tony Snow told reporters Friday that Bush will have the procedure looking for signs of cancer at his Camp David, Md., mountainto >>>


      BUSH WILL TEMPORARILY HAND REINS TO CHENEY
      Washington Post, 21-07-2007
     By Peter BakerWashington Post Staff WriterSaturday, July 21, 2007; A03 Vice President Cheney will assume the presidency on an acting basis today when President Bush undergoes general anesthesia for a routine colon examination, the White House said yesterday.

Bush will transfer powers under the 25th Amendment, w >>>


      EXECUTIVE ORDER GOVERNS CIA INTERROGATION TECHNIQUES
      Washington Post, 21-07-2007
     6:18 PM President Bush today signed an executive order governing the interrogation of terrorism suspects by the CIA and barring torture, degrading treatment and serious acts of violence, the White House announced.

The order "interprets the meaning and application" of Common Article 3 of the 1'4 >>>


      FAMILIAR FACES AT BIDEN‘S SIDE
      Washington Post, 21-07-2007
     for Years By Shailagh MurrayWashington Post Staff WriterSaturday, July 21, 2007; A01 FRANKLIN, N.H. –– One might think that a politician whose career was nearly ruined by plagiarism would avoid other people‘s words at all cost.

Yet there stood Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. before a group of small&n >>>


      FIGHT OVER DOCUMENTS MAY FAVOR BUSH, EXPERTS SAY
      Washington Post, 21-07-2007
     By Dan Eggen and Amy GoldsteinWashington Post Staff WritersSaturday, July 21, 2007; A03 The Bush administration‘s vow this week to block contempt charges from Congress could prove to be a successful strategy for protecting White House documents about the multiple firings of U.S. attorneys, Democratic legal scholar >>>


      GATES STEPS IN TO DEFUSE CLINTON–PENTAGON DISPUTE
      Washington Post, 21-07-2007
     A06 Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates sought to defuse a row between a top Pentagon aide and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton yesterday over her request for details of plans to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq.

In May, the New York Democrat sought information about the Pentagon‘s plans for pulling troops out of >>>


      18 CHILDREN ATTACKED IN CHINA SCHOOL
      Washington Post, 21-07-2007
     BEIJING –– A mentally ill man wielding a wrench attacked a kindergarten in southern China, injuring 18 children and a teacher before fleeing on a motorcycle and trying to stab himself to death, state media said Saturday.

The man charged into the school in Foshan, a city in southern Guangdong provinc >>>


      ' DEAD IN EASTERN CONGO CLASHES
      Washington Post, 21-07-2007
     KINSHASA, Congo –– Clashes between rival militia groups in eastern Congo have killed nine fighters and reduced dozens of houses to smoldering ruins, aid officials said Friday.

The fighting erupted a week ago in Minembwe, a remote town about 120 miles southwest of the eastern lakeside city of Uvira, >>>


      AFGHAN TALIBAN THREATEN TO KILL TWO GERMAN HOSTAGES
      Washington Post, 21-07-2007
     KABUL (Reuters) – Afghanistan‘s Taliban movement threatened to kill two German hostages if its demands were not met by 07:30 GMT on Saturday, a spokesman for the militant group said.

The Taliban are demanding release of all of the Islamic movement‘s members in Afghan prisons and the withdrawal >>>



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