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      ATHENS MAYOR...
      Kathimerin, 24-07-2007
     WILIELMOS ANTONIOU/ANA Athens Mayor Nikitas Kaklamanis talks to children at a summer camp in Aghios Andreas, east of Athens, yesterday. Many families send their children to summer camps so the youngsters can escape the heat of Athens during their school vacation.
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      DIVORCE VERDICT AFTER 1' YEARS
      Kathimerin, 24-07-2007
     A couple who had been married for seven years had to wait another 1' years for a court in Thessaloniki to decide how their property would be divided after they filed for divorce in 1'88, it was revealed yesterday.

In a case that highlights the long backlog of cases in the Greek judicial system, a court >>>


      GREECE PUSHES FOR TURKISH REFORMS
      Kathimerin, 24-07-2007
     Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis yesterday congratulated Turkey‘s Islamist–rooted Justice and Development Party for its impressive victory in general elections and encouraged Ankara to press ahead with European Union–oriented reforms.

«I hope (the victory) will contribute to Turkey fulfilling >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 24-07-2007
     FLIGHT PROBLEMS Air traffic monitoring system breaks down three times on weekend Sources said yesterday the Athens Flight Information Region (FIR) system broke down three times within a period of 12 hours over the weekend. A backup system kicked in, helping to support the system, which employees have described as being >>>


      POWER DEMAND HITS NEW HIGH
      Kathimerin, 24-07-2007
     The demand for electricity from the Public Power Corporation’s (PPC) network hit a new record high yesterday as the country sweltered in very hot weather conditions that are not expected to ease up until late tomorrow.

Demand on the PPC’s power network hit 10,610 MW at 2.10 p.m. yesterday, beating the previous >>>


      REMAINS OF MASTODON DISCOVERED IN GREVENA
      Kathimerin, 24-07-2007
     A team of Greek paleontologists have discovered the tusks and fossilized remains of a 3–million–year–old mammoth–like mammal in Grevena, northern Greece.

The tusks of the mastodon weigh a ton each and are 5 meters in length, the longest ever found. The mammal, believed to have been a mal >>>


      SERIAL SEX PREDATOR IS CAUGHT
      Kathimerin, 24-07-2007
     Police said yesterday they have arrested a man known to authorities for allegedly robbing and sexually assaulting dozens of woman across Athens in the last four years by using a screwdriver as a weapon.

The suspect, aged 48, was arrested on Saturday morning as he was leaving his home in Aghia Paraskevi, northea >>>


      TWO PILOTS DIE BATTLING FIRE ON EVIA
      Kathimerin, 24-07-2007
     Airplane crashes into mountainside THANASSIS STAVRAKIS/AP A firefighting airplane circles over the area of Styra on the island of Evia as the sun sets yesterday. A similar Canadair aircraft with a crew of two on board crashed into a mountain earlier in the day. Both pilots were killed. Hundreds of residents were evacuat >>>


      AVEC L‘AIDE DE LA CHINE, BARCLAYS SURENCHÉRIT SUR ABN AMRO
      Le Temps, 24-07-2007
     L´embl';me de Barclays Bank. Photo: Keystone BANQUES. Les fonds d‘investissement des gouvernements chinois et singapourien aident Barclays ŕ augmenter son offre sur ABN Amro. Mais celle–ci reste inférieure ŕ celle de RBS.

Eric Albert, Londres Mardi 24 juillet 2007 Barclay >>>


      CES BRASSEURS QUI FONT PSCHITT (2/6). LES ÉTUDIANTS–BRASSEURS
      Le Temps, 24-07-2007
     Depuis sept ans, trois amis d‘enfance brassent leur propre bi';re. Entraînés par leur succ';s, ils produisent aujourd‘hui 700 litres de bi';re par mois.

La Docteur Gab‘s s‘arrache sur le net. Philippe Miauton Mardi 24 juillet 2007 Gabriel Hasler, ét >>>


      CRITIQUE. LE NUMÉRO THOMAS QUASTHOFF
      Le Temps, 24-07-2007
     Critique. La lecture de ce texte (214' caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      DERRIČRE LE MIRACLE ÉCONOMIQUE CHINOIS
      Le Temps, 24-07-2007
     Immita Cornaz, Montet s/Cudrefin (VD) Mardi 24 juillet 2007 Journaux et radio ont abondamment commenté le voyage en Chine de Doris Leuthard, cheffe du Département de l‘économie. Mais la presse a omis de nous informer du co$';t terrible que le miracle économique impose ŕ des millions >>>


      DES DIEUX ET DES HOMMES (10). POSÉIDON, MAÎTRE DES SÉISMES
      Le Temps, 24-07-2007
     Des dieux et des hommes (10). Isabelle Rüf Mardi 24 juillet 2007 Sur les fontaines, ŕ Rome, ŕ Versailles, Poséidon est un vieillard barbu et chevelu qui trône au milieu des dauphins, des hippocampes et des conques marines. Quand les grands dieux se sont partagé le monde, les eaux, salé >>>


      DEUX JOURS POUR TRADUIRE HARRY
      Le Temps, 24-07-2007
     EDITION. Un site allemand a mobilisé 200 membres de son forum. Eug';ne Meiltz Mardi 24 juillet 2007 Mission accomplie. Depuis samedi minuit, deux cents internautes allemands s‘étaient lancé un défi unique: traduire en l‘espace d‘un week–end le fameux dernier tome de la >>>


      HÉROS DES PÔLES (2). ADRIEN DE GERLACHE, LA SCIENCE COMME UNIQUE MOTIVATION
      Le Temps, 24-07-2007
     Héros des pôles (2). Olivier Dessibourg Mardi 24 juillet 2007 L‘Antarctique? Si loin... En 18'4, la Belgique a les yeux trop fixés sur le Congo pour pręter beaucoup d‘attention ŕ la demande d‘Adrien de Gerlache d‘y financer une expédition. Agé de 28 ans, ce >>>


      JOHANN TSCHOPP, UN PUR PLAISIR
      Le Temps, 24-07-2007
     La quinzi';me étape de lundi faisait 1'6 km entre Foix et Loudenvielle–Le–Louron, dans les Pyrenées. Photo: Keystone TOUR DE FRANCE. A la dérive dans les Alpes, le grimpeur valaisan a retrouvé des couleurs hier dans les Pyrénées. Lâché par les ténors e >>>


      JUSTE AU CORPS: GILLES TSCHUDI
      Le Temps, 24-07-2007
     Comédien, metteur en sc';ne. A notamment joué dans Grounding (rôle de Marcel Ospel) et dans Lüthi und Blanc.

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      L‘AUTRE TOUR. JE ME SENS LAS ET TRISTE
      Le Temps, 24-07-2007
     L‘Autre Tour. La lecture de ce texte (2103 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      L‘EPOPÉE SCIENTIFIQUE AUX PÔLES (2/6). UNE EAU GLACIALE QUI FOURMILLE DE VIE
      Le Temps, 24-07-2007
     Sous la banquise polaire qui se disloque, les biologistes découvrent, ébahis, des écosyst';mes d‘une richesse exceptionnelle.

Olivier Dessibourg Mardi 24 juillet 2007 A quelque chose malheur est bon. Malgré un certain fatalisme, les biologistes qui fréquentent les rég >>>


      L‘HISTOIRE. MAZARINE OU LE SPECTACLE DU SECRET
      Le Temps, 24-07-2007
     L‘histoire. Valérie Fromont Mardi 24 juillet 2007 Toute ressemblance avec des caract';res existants serait–elle purement fortuite?

Quelque part entre la fiction et la réalité, il y a l‘histoire que raconte Mazarine Pingeot dans un livre ŕ paraître chez Juliard. >>>


      L‘HISTOIRE. OPÉRATION «KIEV–PLAGE»
      Le Temps, 24-07-2007
     L‘histoire. Alexandre Billette, Kiev Mardi 24 juillet 2007 «Prochaine station: Hydroparc». En route vers la rive gauche de la ville, le métro marque l‘arręt au beau milieu du Dniepr. On descend du wagon bondé avec panier ŕ provisions et ballons de plage.

Bienvenue sur >>>


      L‘INVESTISSEMENT CHINOIS, TOUT UN SYMBOLE
      Le Temps, 24-07-2007
     BANQUE. L‘entrée de fonds asiatiques chez Barclays démontre une puissance grandissante.

Eric Albert, Londres Mardi 24 juillet 2007 C‘est tout un symbole. La Chine et Singapour aident une banque britannique ŕ investir. China Development Bank et Temasek, les fonds d‘investissement >>>


      L‘OPÉRA BAROQUE EN SON ROYAUME
      Le Temps, 24-07-2007
     FESTIVAL DE BEAUNE. Acteur majeur du renouveau baroque, le rendez–vous bourguignon fęte cette année son 25e anniversaire. Marc Minkowski et Ton Koopman étaient les invités phares du troisi';me week–end. Reportage.

Rocco Zacheo, de retour de Beaune Mardi 24 juillet 2007 On >>>


      L‘ÉNIGME TAYYIP ERDOGAN
      Le Temps, 24-07-2007
     Editorial. Frédéric Koller Mardi 24 juillet 2007 Avec le triomphe du premier ministre sortant Tayyip Erdogan aux élections législatives, on a envie de croire avec une majorité de Turcs que leur pays est aujourd‘hui plus mature, plus démocratique, tendu vers la voie du progr';s >>>


      L‘ÉVACUATION DU SQUAT RHINO MET FIN Ŕ L‘EXCEPTION GENEVOISE
      Le Temps, 24-07-2007
     LOGEMENT. Une vingtaine d‘appartements bon marché sont promis pour l‘automne 2008.

Le Temps Mardi 24 juillet 2007 Les occupants de Rhino, le squat le plus emblématique de Suisse, ont été évacués lundi sur l‘ordre du procureur général Daniel Zappelli, en >>>


      LA BOURSE SUISSE DU 23.07.07
      Le Temps, 24-07-2007
     FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article La Bourse suisse du 23.07.07 Début de semaine modeste.

Anker Bank Mardi 24 juillet 2007 En début de semaine, le marché suisse est parvenu ŕ grignoter quelques points grâce ŕ l‘ouverture positive de Wall Street dans l‘apr';s&n >>>


      LA GRANDE ET LA PETITE HISTOIRE DU CONSEIL FÉDÉRAL (13/24). ET LA FORMULE MAGIQUE FUT
      Le Temps, 24-07-2007
     Apr';s 111 ans de mainmise radicale, la démission de quatre conseillers fédéraux crée les conditions d‘une réorganisation de taille.

Philippe Miauton Mardi 24 juillet 2007 Le pays assiste le 17 décembre 1'5' ŕ une révolution politique de taille au ni >>>


      LA SUISSE VEUT PROTÉGER LE GRUYČRE
      Le Temps, 24-07-2007
     Vie privée: Microsoft surenchérit ECONOMIE Le Temps I Economie I Article La Suisse veut protéger le gruy';re AGRICULTURE. Dépôt d‘une demande d‘appellation d‘origine protégée.

Bastien Buss Mardi 24 juillet 2007 La Suisse a déposé une demande >>>


      LES 27 S‘ATTELLENT Ŕ LA RÉDACTION D‘UN NOUVEAU TRAITÉ
      Le Temps, 24-07-2007
     UNION EUROPEENNE. La Pologne demande des «clarifications» et réclame la possibilité pour Varsovie de ne pas appliquer la Charte des droits fondamentaux.

Tr';s complexe, le «traité simplifié» sera moins ambitieux que le défunt texte constitutionnel.
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      LES CANDIDATS Ŕ L‘ENTRÉE EN BOURSE
      Le Temps, 24-07-2007
     COTATION. Cinq firmes suisses pourraient se lancer d‘ici ŕ fin 2007. Aucune grosse IPO en vue.

Daniel Eskenazi, Zurich Mardi 24 juillet 2007 Malgré quelques corrections boursi';res depuis le début de l‘année, le marché reste attractif pour les entrées en bourse >>>


      LES ENDORPHINES DU PLAISIR
      Le Temps, 24-07-2007
     GUILLAUME PREBOIS. Journaliste français de 35 ans, le cycliste amateur court actuellement le Tour de France avec un jour d‘avance sur le peloton.

A la clé, une expérience unique. Simon Meier Mardi 24 juillet 2007 «Dans la vie, il y a ceux qui parlent et ceux qui agissent. Je suis cont >>>


      LES MAUVAIS CÔTÉS DE LA GLOBALISATION
      Le Temps, 24-07-2007
     SONDAGE. Britanniques aussi sceptiques que les Français. Le Temps Mardi 24 juillet 2007 Moins d‘un Américain et d‘un Britannique sur cinq pensent que la globalisation de l‘économie a un effet positif sur leur pays, rév';le un sondage Financial Times/Harris publié lundi. >>>


      LONDRES PERSISTE Ŕ AUTORISER LES CONSTRUCTIONS EN TERRAIN INONDABLE
      Le Temps, 24-07-2007
     GRANDE–BRETAGNE. Malgré de graves inondations dans l‘ouest du pays, les autorités refusent une interdiction pure et simple. Elles sont aussi accusées d‘un sérieux manque de préparation.

Eric Albert, Londres Mardi 24 juillet 2007 Upton–upon–Severn est une &# >>>


      NESTLÉ NETTOIE SON PORTEFEUILLE DE MARQUES
      Le Temps, 24-07-2007
     ALIMENTATION. 30% de variétés sont peu rentables, affirme le «WSJ». Faux, rétorque le groupe.

Le Temps Mardi 24 juillet 2007 Peter Brabeck, dont le successeur ŕ la tęte de Nestlé (NESN.VX) sera désigné cet automne, pousserait «agressivement» ŕ >>>


      NOUVEAU SURSIS POUR LES OTAGES DES TALIBANS
      Le Temps, 24-07-2007
     AFGHANISTAN. L‘ultimatum pour les 23 Sud–Coréens ajourné. Un otage allemand toujours en vie.

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      PATRONS, AVEZ–VOUS ENCORE UNE VIE PRIVÉE? (1/'). «LES ENFANTS VEULENT DU TEMPS»
      Le Temps, 24-07-2007
     MARC BURKI. Le patron de Swissquote ne passe plus ses nuits au travail, comme il pouvait le faire au départ. Mais l‘organisation de «ses vies» est constamment chamboulée.

Marie–Laure Chapatte Mardi 24 juillet 2007 «Dire que l‘on privilégie la qualité des r >>>


      PIERRE LAPOINTE, ESTHČTE DE LA POP
      Le Temps, 24-07-2007
     Pierre Lapointe, figure emblématique de la nouvelle sc';ne québécoise, sera au Chapiteau, mardi ŕ 17h30. Photo: DR PALEO FESTIVAL. C‘est l‘une des figures phares de la nouvelle sc';ne québécoise.

Auteur–compositeur et chanteur déboussolant, il >>>


      POLÉMIQUE SUR L‘ORIGINE DE L‘OZONE DÉTECTÉ EN SUISSE
      Le Temps, 24-07-2007
     L‘ozone, un risque estival pour les personnes sensibles L‘histoire. Mazarine ou le spectacle du secret Les endorphines du plaisir Juste au corps: Gilles Tschudi Quoi de neuf. A la piscine 7/7. Le bébé, la carpe et le panda SOCIETE Le Temps I Article Polémique sur l‘origine de l‘ozo >>>


      QUOI DE NEUF. A LA PISCINE 7/7. LE BÉBÉ, LA CARPE ET LE PANDA
      Le Temps, 24-07-2007
     Quoi de neuf. A la piscine 7/7. La lecture de ce texte (1353 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      REPČRE. L‘«EFFET CHINE» EST–IL EN TRAIN DE S‘ESTOMPER?
      Le Temps, 24-07-2007
     Rep';re. Jean–Claude Péclet Mardi 24 juillet 2007 La Banque d‘Israël a surpris lundi en relevant son taux directeur d‘un quart de point. La Fed américaine reste sur le qui–vive, préoccupée par l‘inflation. La Nouvelle–Zélande devrait hausser son t >>>


      SAVEURS DU FRAN'';AIS. ELIXIR, NECTAR ALCHIMIQUE
      Le Temps, 24-07-2007
     Chaque jour de l‘été, sans prétention, «Le Temps» déguste un mot de la langue française.

Nicolas Dufour Mardi 24 juillet 2007 La langue française reste redevable ŕ l‘arabe de 250 ŕ 300 mots, le total variant selon les sources et le seuil oů l& >>>


      SELON UNE ENQUĘTE, LES SENTIMENTS ANTI–JUIFS S‘ACCENTUERAIENT
      Le Temps, 24-07-2007
     ISRAEL. Un sondage de l‘Anti–Defamation League, spécialisée dans la lutte contre le racisme, laisse penser que les Suisses jugent les juifs plus loyaux envers ISRAEL. qu‘ŕ l‘égard de leur pays.

Serge Dumont, Jérusalem Mardi 24 juillet 2007 L‘antisémiti >>>


      SQUATS Ŕ GENČVE: L‘HEURE DE L‘ÉVACUATION. L‘ÉVACUATION MENACE LA PAIX HISTORIQUE DU LOGEMENT
      Le Temps, 24-07-2007
     L‘expulsion des squatters crée une crise politique. Cynthia Gani Mardi 24 juillet 2007 Carole–Anne Kast s‘était męlée ŕ la foule de journalistes, hier. La vice–présidente du PS genevois était lŕ pour écouter le conseiller d‘Etat socialiste, Laure >>>


      SQUATS Ŕ GENČVE: L‘HEURE DE L‘ÉVACUATION. LE CONSEIL D‘ETAT ET LE PROCUREUR FONT SAUTER RHINO
      Le Temps, 24-07-2007
     L´opération s´est passée dans un calme relatif, lundi 23 juillet dans l´apr';s–midi, malgré une foule venue soutenir les squatteurs. Photo: Keystone GENEVE. Le plus vieux squat du canton a été évacué hier. La police a dispersé les manifestants ŕ c >>>


      TONY BLAIR AU PROCHE–ORIENT: LES VELLÉITÉS DE LA «NAVETTE DE LA PAIX»
      Le Temps, 24-07-2007
     Tony Blair arrive ŕ Jérusalem. L´émissaire du Quartette souhaiterait remettre en route le processus de paix au Proche–Orient. Photo: Keystone DIPLOMATIE. Avec un programme chargé, l‘émissaire du Quartette vient officiellement «écouter et réfléchir». L& >>>


      UN SITE POUR PRÉPARER SES VACANCES CULTURELLES
      Le Temps, 24-07-2007
     Pierre Lapointe, esth';te de la pop Deux jours pour traduire Harry L‘opéra baroque en son royaume Critique. Le numéro Thomas Quasthoff Des dieux et des hommes (10). Poséidon, maître des séismes Un site pour préparer ses vacances culturelles CULTURE Le Temps I Culture I Article >>>


      UNE SUISSE DE CARTES POSTALES (3). LES ROCHERS–DE–NAYE, AU–DESSUS DU TEMPS
      Le Temps, 24-07-2007
     REGIONS Le Temps I Article Les Rochers–de–Naye, au–dessus du temps Les Rochers–de–Naye au début du XXe si';cle. Photo: Keystone VAUD. Le sommet qui surplombe Montreux attire toujours les amoureux de la nature et de chemin de fer. Ouverte ŕ la fin du XIXe si';cle, l >>>


      VIE PRIVÉE: MICROSOFT SURENCHÉRIT
      Le Temps, 24-07-2007
     WEB. La société veut mieux respecter les internautes que Google. Anouch Seydtaghia Mardi 24 juillet 2007 Apr';s Google (GOOG) et Yahoo! (YHOO), au tour de Microsoft (MSFT) de démontrer qu‘il respecte le mieux la vie privée des internautes. Lundi, la firme de Bill Gates a dévoil >>>


      «LA TURQUIE A BESOIN DE SIGNES ENCOURAGEANTS»
      Le Temps, 24-07-2007
     Crise politique, armée, Kurdistan, dossier européen. Quatre th';mes analysés par un universitaire turc.

Delphine Nerbollier Mardi 24 juillet 2007 Les élections législatives de dimanche signent–elles une sortie de crise institutionnelle pour la Turquie? Anticipées de q >>>


      «UNE TURQUIE PUISSANTE ET PROSPČRE»
      Le Temps, 24-07-2007
     • Plus fort qu‘avant la crise, le premier ministre Recep Tayyip Erdogan veut l‘unité de la Turquie.

Delphine Nerbollier Mardi 24 juillet 2007 En décuplant les forces de son parti apr';s quatre années passées au pouvoir, Recep Tayyip Erdogan signe un véritable exploit >>>


      4 FIRMS SUBMIT OFFERS FOR MANAGEMENT CONTRACT
      Arab News, 24-07-2007
     Arab News RIYADH, 24 July 2007 — The privatization team at MoWE met on Sunday (July 22) to open the submitted offers for management, operation and maintenance contract of water networks and wastewater collection in Riyadh city. The meeting took place at the MoWE headquarters and was attended by members of the evaluation >>>


      AL–HUSSAYEN GETS PRIVATIZATION PROGRAM AWARD
      Arab News, 24-07-2007
     Arab News RIYADH, 24 July 2007 — Minister of Water & Electricity Abdullah Al–Hussayen received the best privatization program award in water and wastewater at a ceremony held at the Four Seasons Hotel on June 11 under the patronage of Riyadh region’s Vice Ruler Prince Sattam ibn Abdulaziz Al–Saud and org >>>


      DETAILS ON RIYADH WASTE WATER TREATMENT PLANTS
      Arab News, 24-07-2007
     Arab News RIYADH, 24 July 2007 — The Ministry of Water and Electricity (MOWE) has appointed professional advisers in connection with the pending tender (on a public private partnership basis) of Riyadh city waste water treatment plants.

The scope of this contract includes tendering of five existing wastewater t >>>


      DISCUSSION ON BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES SET
      Arab News, 24-07-2007
     Arab News JEDDAH, 24 July 2007 — The Ministry of Water and Electricity (MoWE) is staging a road show focusing on business opportunities in water and wastewater in Jeddah city, at the Jeddah Hilton today.

Being held with the support of Minister of Water and Electricity, the event will feature discussion on impor >>>


      GFH’S NET PROFIT RISES TO $73.6M
      Arab News, 24-07-2007
     Mehmood Rafique, Arab News MANAMA, 24 July 2007 — Bahrain–based Gulf Finance House (GFH) has reported excellent financial gains for the three months ended June 30, 2007, with net profit rising to $73.6 million, a 24 percent increase over the $5'.5 million net profit reported for the corresponding period last y >>>


      KHC SHARE ALLOCATION AND REFUNDS ANNOUNCED
      Arab News, 24-07-2007
     Arab News RIYADH, 24 July 2007 — Eisa Al Eisa, executive president of Samba Financial Group, the financial adviser, lead manager and underwriter of the Kingdom Holding Company (KHC) IPO, yesterday announced completion of the allocation of share refunds for all of KHC’s retail subscribers.

A minimum of 50 shares >>>


      KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY FORUM IN JEDDAH
      Arab News, 24-07-2007
     Galal Fakkar, Arab News JEDDAH, 24 July 2007 — The chairman of the Jeddah Marketing Board Sami Bahrawi announced on Sunday that the board will hold an international knowledge economy forum in cooperation with the Arabian Knowledge Economy Association (AKEA) on Oct. 26 and 27 in Jeddah. Bahrawi signed the contract of org >>>


      MOBILY HITS RECORD WITH 1.8M 3.5G SUBSCRIBERS
      Arab News, 24-07-2007
     Arab News RIYADH, 24 July 2007 — Mobily, the Kingdom’s second mobile operator, said yesterday that it has reached 1.8 million subscribers in all 3.5G services, beating all the records in the Middle East and North Africa. Mobily’s spokesperson Humoud Al–Ghobaini said: «Mobily subscribers can enjoy the service >>>


      ROADSHOW AIMS TO FOCUS ON PPP
      Arab News, 24-07-2007
     Arab News JEDDAH, 24 July 2007 — The objective of the road show on business opportunities in water is to focus on the second Public Private Partnership (PPP) for managing, operating and maintaining the water and wastewater sector in Jeddah city as well as the future investment opportunities in the field of water and was >>>


      SAUDI ARABIA BECOMES SECOND LARGEST MARKET FOR BENTLEY CARS IN MIDDLE EAST
      Arab News, 24-07-2007
     K.S. Ramkumar, Arab News JEDDAH, 24 July 2007 — Bentley’s Arnage cars that have been technically improved were in focus at a media conference in Jeddah on Sunday.

«Saudi Arabia has become the second largest market for Bentley in the Middle East, after the UAE,» Sherif Yehia Soliman, car division man >>>


      SAUDI ARABIA TO INJECT FUNDS INTO ITFC
      Arab News, 24-07-2007
     Arab News JEDDAH, 24 July 2007 — Saudi Arabia will infuse the Islamic Trade Financing Corporation (ITFC) with SR112.5 million ($30 million). The money will come from the General Investment Fund.

Culture and Information Minister Iyad Madani made this announcement yesterday after the weekly Cabinet meeting chaire >>>


      STRICTLY BUSINESS: NCB
      Arab News, 24-07-2007
     24 July 2007 The National Commercial Bank (NCB) recently sponsored its first two–day national forum to raise awareness of the dangers of smoking and drugs under the slogan «For the development of the nation and the health of the body» at the Jeddah Hilton. The charity event was held in conjunction with >>>


      DEFINITION OF ISLAMIC TERMS AND IMPORTANCE OF FRIDAY PRAYER
      Arab News, 24-07-2007
     Adil Salahi, Arab News Q. I have given a non–Muslim friend a book to read, but he came back to me requesting an explanation of certain terms, which I could not adequately provide. Could you please help. These are: alms, sadaqah, zakah, mehr, kalimah, shahadah. Could you also please explain the importance of Friday >>>


      GENES, EVOLUTION AND THE MAKING OF MAN
      Arab News, 24-07-2007
     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 >>>


      INTEREST AND THE VALUE OF MONEY
      Arab News, 24-07-2007
     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 >>>


      SIGNIFICANT ROLE OF WOMEN COMPANIONS OF THE PROPHET
      Arab News, 24-07-2007
     Dr. Abd Al–Haleem Abu Shuqqah When people became Muslim, they were eager to know more about Islam. During the lifetime of the Prophet (peace be upon him), he was the only source from which they could learn their faith. They realized that by adopting Islam, they committed themselves to a fundamental change in their >>>


      THE PROPHET AS A MAN — 134: WEARING PERFUME WHEN GOING OUT
      Arab News, 24-07-2007
     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 >>>


      THE PROPHET AS A MAN — 135: TAKING GOOD CARE OF ONE’S HAIR
      Arab News, 24-07-2007
     Adil Salahi, Arab News Some Muslims give the impression that it is wrong to trim one’s beard or to keep it short. They let their beards grow as they would, leaving the beard to cover most of one’s face and grow to maximum length. They even suggest that taking off even a small portion is wrong. This is even recorded in b >>>


      WHEN FASTING IS NOT ALLOWED
      Arab News, 24-07-2007
     Adil Salahi, Arab News Q. Did the Prophet (peace be upon him) fast on his birthday? Should we fast on that day? Could you also tell me on which days of which months fasting is not allowed and why?

A. Yusuf A. The Prophet (peace be upon him) did not fast on his birthday, as we nowadays call a birthday, which is >>>


      WOMEN IN ISLAMIC SOCIETY — 2': PARTICIPATION IN THE PURSUIT OF KNOWLEDGE
      Arab News, 24-07-2007
     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 >>>


      ‘MAKKAH WITHOUT CRIME,’ A NEW POLICE PROJECT
      Arab News, 24-07-2007
     Zainy Abbas, Arab News Turki Ibrahim Al–Ganawi, head of Makkah police, chairs a meeting attended by senior municipal officials and police officers. (AN photo)

MAKKAH, 24 July 2007 — Police in Makkah are to embark on a new project entitled «Makkah Without Crime» to arrest criminals and stop cri >>>


      1,400 ILLEGALS BUSTED IN DAMMAM
      Arab News, 24-07-2007
     Faiz Al–Mazrouai, Arab News DAMMAM, 24 July 2007 — Authorities in the Eastern Province have arrested 1,400 people of various nationalities and seized a large number of stolen goods that were being sold cheaply in a raid on a secondhand market in Dammam. A police spokesman said that the raid lasted five hours and l >>>


      ALFAISAL UNIVERSITY SIGNS PACT WITH MIT, KACST
      Arab News, 24-07-2007
     Javid Hassan, Arab News Dr. Alan Goodridge RIYADH, 24 July 2007 — Alfaisal University has signed a three–way agreement with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) to conduct research in water, biotechnology and other areas of interest to the >>>


      HEARING RESCHEDULED IN RAS AL–KHAIMAH CASE
      Arab News, 24-07-2007
     Shadiah Abdullah, Arab News RAS AL–KHAIMAH, 24 July 2007 — The hearing of the judgment of a case in which a man is charged with killing his two childhood friends has been scheduled to reconvene on Monday.

The brutal incident, which shocked the emirate, happened last month when a man was gunned down in a s >>>


      IMPERSONATOR’S SENTENCE UPHELD
      Arab News, 24-07-2007
     Raid Qusti, Arab News RIYADH, 24 July 2007 — The Cassation Court in Riyadh upheld a sentence issued by a lower court in the capital against a local for impersonating an intelligence officer and for luring a boy into his car for sex, Riyadh Police announced yesterday.

The local was sentenced to ten years impriso >>>


      MADINAH COURT ORDERS DOCTOR TO PAY SR100,000
      Arab News, 24-07-2007
     Yousuf Muhammad, Arab News MADINAH, 24 July 2007 — The Court of Grievances has ordered a doctor, whose medical mistakes led to the death of a patient at a private hospital in Madinah, to pay SR100,000 in blood money to relatives of the deceased.

Dr. Sahal Salama, director general of Health Affairs in Madinah, t >>>


      MINISTRY SPONSORS SUMMER ART WORKSHOPS, COMPETITION
      Arab News, 24-07-2007
     Sarah Abdullah, Arab News JEDDAH, 24 July 2007 — The Ministry of Education this summer is sponsoring a number of art workshops aimed at increasing creativity and promoting fun through learning.

The workshops, each with a different theme, are being held six–days a week from Saturday to Thursday at various >>>


      MOBILY SUMMER OLYMPICS 2007 LAUNCHED
      Arab News, 24-07-2007
     K.S. Ramkumar, Arab News JEDDAH, 24 July 2007 — Mobily, Saudi Arabia’s second mobile phone operator, has launched its major campaign that includes staging several sports events during the ongoing summer festival 2007. Dubbed as the ‘Mobily Olympics 2007’, this is the second time that Mobily is participating in the touri >>>


      ANSARI, HEPTULLAH FILE NOMINATION PAPERS
      Arab News, 24-07-2007
     Nilofar Suhrawardy, Arab News NEW DELHI, 24 July 2007 — Dispelling doubts about how he would run the upper house (Rajya Sabha), Mohammed Hamid Ansari — a seasoned diplomat without any parliamentary experience — said yesterday: «Any organization is run on the basis of rules and regulations. Rajya Sabha has excellen >>>


      ANTI–MUSLIM MAHARASHTRA GOVT PULLED UP
      Arab News, 24-07-2007
     Shahid Raza Burney, Arab News MUMBAI, 24 July 2007 — Expressing serious concern over the increased discrimination against Muslims and the misuse of draconian laws like Maharashtra Control of Organized Crimes (MCOCA), Prevention of Terrorists Act (POTA) and Terrorists and Disruptive Activities (TADA) Act against the Musl >>>


      ASIAN DELIGHTS IN FOCUS AT JEDDAH FOOD FESTIVAL
      Arab News, 24-07-2007
     K.S. Ramkumar, Arab News JEDDAH, 24 July 2007 — Varieties of dishes from major Asian countries are on offer at the three–day «Asian food festival,» which opened at the Trident Hotel on Sunday night.

Consuls general from Asian and other countries were present at the formal opening presided over >>>


      BLAIR OPENS MIDEAST TALKS
      Arab News, 24-07-2007
     Abdul Jalil Mustafa & Mohammed Mar’i, Arab News Jordanian Foreign Minister Abdul Ilah Khatib greets Middle East Quartet envoy Tony Blair in Amman on Monday. (EPA)

AMMAN/RAMALLAH, 24 July 2007 — Tony Blair, former British prime minister and the representative of the Middle East Quartet, yesterday kicked off >>>


      ISRAEL REMOVES SETTLERS FROM JENIN AREAS
      Arab News, 24-07-2007
     Mohammed Mar’i, Arab News Palestinian girls wearing Hamas caps attend a protest rally calling for the release of Palestinian prisoners from Israeli jails, in Gaza City on Monday. (Reuters)

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Israeli security forces forcibly evicted hundreds of settlers and extreme right–wing activists >>>


      REDDY’S ATTACK ON NAIDU CAUSES FUROR IN ASSEMBLY
      Arab News, 24-07-2007
     Syed Amin Jafri, Arab News HYDERABAD, India, 24 July 2007 — Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy’s verbal attack on leader of the opposition and Telugu Desam Party President N. Chandrababu Naidu created a furor in the state legislative assembly yesterday.

Though the chief minister later clarified >>>


      $21 MILLION AWARDED FOR ‘WRONGFUL BIRTH‘
      Washington Post, 24-07-2007
     TAMPA, Fla. –– In what is being called a "wrongful birth" case, a jury awarded more than $21 million Monday to a couple who claimed a doctor misdiagnosed a severe birth defect in their son, leading them to have a second child with similar problems.

But because the doctor works for the Univ >>>


      ANALYSIS: MORE CRASHES IN O‘NEILL TUNNEL
      Washington Post, 24-07-2007
     BOSTON –– Massachusetts officials say they are evaluating accident data submitted by a citizen activist that shows significantly more crashes occurred in the newly constructed Tip O‘Neill Tunnel than in older tunnels nearby.

There were 614 vehicle crashes in the O‘Neill tunnel during a t >>>


      FDA RENEWS CASTLEBERRY‘S CHILI WARNING
      Washington Post, 24-07-2007
     By Rick WeissWashington Post Staff WriterTuesday, July 24, 2007; D02 Food and Drug Administration officials yesterday amplified their call for consumers and grocers to search their shelves for chili–related products made by Castleberry‘s Food, which have been found to pose a risk of deadly botulism.

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      GONZALES DENIES PRESSURING ASHCROFT
      Washington Post, 24-07-2007
     WASHINGTON –– Attorney General Alberto Gonzales denied Tuesday that he and former White House chief of staff Andy Card pressured then–Attorney General John Ashcroft to recertify President Bush‘s intelligence–gathering program during a now–famous 2004 hospital visit.

Gonzales >>>


      GONZALES FACES MORE SENATE QUESTIONING
      Washington Post, 24-07-2007
     WASHINGTON –– The return of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to the Senate Judiciary Committee is in some ways the story of Democratic failure to drum up enough pressure to force President Bush‘s hand.

Not so long ago, Republicans as well as Democrats thought they‘d seen Gonzales sit be >>>


      HERPES AWARENESS PROJECT DIVIDES HEALTH OFFICIALS
      Washington Post, 24-07-2007
     By David BrownWashington Post Staff WriterTuesday, July 24, 2007; A03 Nearly one in two African American adults has genital herpes. Could it be you? Could it be your partner? . . . A simple blood test is the best way to know if you have it.

That‘s the language of an advertisement that has begun running in >>>


      HOUSE PANEL NEARS A LEGAL CLASH WITH BUSH OVER FIRINGS
      Washington Post, 24-07-2007
     By Dan EggenWashington Post Staff WriterTuesday, July 24, 2007; A04 The House Judiciary Committee announced yesterday that it will press toward a constitutional showdown with the Bush administration over the U.S. attorney firings scandal, even as embattled Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales vowed to stay on and " >>>


      INDICTED S.C. TREASURER RESIGNS
      Washington Post, 24-07-2007
     COLUMBIA, S.C. –– State Treasurer Thomas Ravenel resigned Tuesday, more than a month after he was indicted on a federal cocaine charge.

"I‘m deeply disappointed in myself," Ravenel, 44, said outside a courthouse where he appeared for the first time to face a charge of possession with >>>


      INJURED IRAQ WAR VETERANS SUE VA HEAD
      Washington Post, 24-07-2007
     WASHINGTON –– Frustrated by delays in health care, injured Iraq war veterans accused VA Secretary Jim Nicholson in a lawsuit of breaking the law by denying them disability pay and mental health treatment.

The lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, filed Monday in federal court in S >>>


      IRAQ VET SHOWS OFF BIONIC HAND
      Washington Post, 24-07-2007
     NEW YORK –– Iraq war veteran Sgt. Juan Arredondo can grasp tennis balls and door knobs with his left hand again, now that he‘s been outfitted with a bionic hand that has flexible fingers.

The 27–year–old former soldier, who lost his left hand in 2005 during a patrol, is one of the >>>


      JUDGES: CALIF. PRISON REFORMS WOULD FAIL
      Washington Post, 24-07-2007
     SACRAMENTO, Calif. –– California‘s $7.8 billion prison reform plan will only make conditions worse behind bars, two federal judges said in ordering the creation of a judicial panel to recommend better ways to ease prison crowding.

The move, which could lead to the capping of the inmate populat >>>


      MCCAIN SAYS HE WOULD VETO PORK SPENDING
      Washington Post, 24-07-2007
     BENTON HARBOR, Mich. –– Republican John McCain says that if elected president, he would repeal the alternative minimum tax and keep government spending in check using vetoes and line–item–veto authority.

The Arizona senator said Monday the alternative minimum tax would affect as many as >>>


      NATION IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 24-07-2007
     FEMA Will Sell Trailers Despite Safety Concern JACKSON, Miss. –– The Federal Emergency Management Agency will keep selling and donating surplus disaster–relief trailers, despite concerns that they may have unhealthy levels of formaldehyde.

"Potential buyers/recipients will be fully advise >>>


      NATION IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 24-07-2007
     Adopted Baby Taken at Gunpoint, Found With Biological Mother in N.C. JACKSON, Miss. –– An adopted 5–month–old girl allegedly taken at gunpoint by her biological mother in rural Mississippi was found safe Sunday at a military–base apartment three states away. The woman and her sister were in >>>


      OUTSOURCING THE PICKET LINE
      Washington Post, 24-07-2007
     A01 The picketers marching in a circle in front of a downtown Washington office building chanting about low wages do not seem fully focused on their message.

Many have arrived with large suitcases or bags holding their belongings, which they keep in sight. Several are smoking cigarettes. One works a crossword p >>>


      REV. SHARPTON BACKS IDEA ON RAP LYRICS
      Washington Post, 24-07-2007
     BUFFALO, N.Y. –– The Rev. Al Sharpton, who has challenged the entertainment industry on denigrating lyrics, on Monday supported a state senator‘s idea to pull public investments from companies that won‘t clean up their act.

Holding the entertainment industry accountable will be a primary >>>



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