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      APOLOGIES AND AID FOR FIRE VICTIMS
      Kathimerin, 31-07-2007
     The government apologized yesterday to victims of last week’s fires that devastated large tracts of Corinth, west of Athens, and promised to increase financial aid to the area to 1.5 million euros.

Interior Minister Prokopis Pavlopoulos, who headed a meeting of ministers and senior government officials in Corin >>>


      ELECTRICITY BILLS UP IN AUGUST
      Kathimerin, 31-07-2007
     The Development Ministry yesterday approved an annual increase to electricity bills ranging between 2.6 to 3.8 percent in a move that will add up to 12 euros to each household’s annual power costs.

The hikes, applicable as of August, will depend on each household’s annual power consumption. According to the min >>>


      FRANCE LOOKS FOR CLOSER TIES WITH GREECE
      Kathimerin, 31-07-2007
     Sarkozy suggests common fire service WILIELMOS ANTONIOU/ANA French President Nicolas Sarkozy (center left) shows Greek Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis around the Elysee Palace in Paris before their talks yesterday. It was the first official meeting between the two leaders since Sarkozy swept to power in presidential el >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 31-07-2007
     MIGRANT RIGHTS Ombudsman wants changes to immigrant birth certificate law The Ombudsman proposed yesterday a set of measures to overcome the problems caused by legislation that prevents children of immigrants born in Greece from obtaining birth certificates. The watchdog said it had received numerous complaints from mig >>>


      MISSING PARTS STOP BLUE BUSES
      Kathimerin, 31-07-2007
     Poor planning at the Athens Public Bus Company (ETHEL) has resulted in some 15 percent of its fleet being pulled off the road due to a lack of availability of spare parts, according to its workers.

Employees said that between 350 and 400 blue buses were not operating out of a total fleet of 2,000 vehicles, as t >>>


      PAGE TURNING ON HISTORY BOOK
      Kathimerin, 31-07-2007
     Changes to a controversial primary school textbook, whose content had been deemed to give pupils an inaccurate insight into Greek history, are to be made public in the next few days, educationalists have told Kathimerini.

«We are waiting for the finished book so that we can go ahead with printing,» >>>


      TWO KILLED AS TRUCK SLAMS INTO BRIDGE
      Kathimerin, 31-07-2007
     A truck driver and his assistant met a grisly death in southern Athens yesterday morning when their lorry smashed into a pedestrian bridge. One of the men was propelled into the Kifissos River while the other burned to death in the vehicle.

The accident happened at around 4 a.m. on the national road, in the sub >>>


      20000 KM, MAIS POUR ALLER OŮ?
      Le Temps, 31-07-2007
     MIGRATION. Des scientifiques tentent de savoir oů le labbe hiverne. La lecture de ce texte (2165 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      A LA TRAQUE DE L‘EAU GELÉE SUR MARS
      Le Temps, 31-07-2007
     ESPACE. La sonde américaine Phoenix Mars Lander, équipée d‘un instrument suisse, sera lancée d';s le 3 ao$';t. L‘ingénieur zurichois Richard Kornfeld joue un rôle clé dans le projet.

Olivier Dessibourg Mardi 31 juillet 2007 Y a–t–il de la >>>


      A WASHINGTON, GORDON BROWN ESQUISSE SON ATLANTISME CRITIQUE
      Le Temps, 31-07-2007
     ETATS–UNIS. Visite de deux jours du premier ministre britannique. Stéphane Bussard Mardi 31 juillet 2007 Les temps changent. Lors de son premier voyage aux Etats–Unis en qualité de premier ministre, Tony Blair avait eu droit ŕ un accueil en grande pompe organisé par Bill Clinton: coups de >>>


      CHRÉTIENS–SOCIAUX VALAISANS EN CAMPAGNE
      Le Temps, 31-07-2007
     VALAIS. Liste ŕ six pour le National. La lecture de ce texte (627 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne. S‘abonner ŕ l‘édition en ligne pour 17 CHF par mois Permet de consulter tous les articles du jour, des archives, les éditions PDF et ePaper, de s >>>


      CREDIT SUISSE BEAUCOUP PLUS EXPOSÉ QUE UBS
      Le Temps, 31-07-2007
     La bourse suisse du 30 juillet 2007 FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article Credit Suisse beaucoup plus exposé que UBS CRISE DU CREDIT. Les banques savaient depuis longtemps que la correction était inévitable.

Jean–Louis Richard Mardi 31 juillet 2007 «Depuis l‘année passé >>>


      DES DIEUX ET DES HOMMES (11). LILITH, LA PREMIČRE EVE
      Le Temps, 31-07-2007
     Patricia Briel Mardi 31 juillet 2007 C‘est l‘histoire d‘une revendication d‘égalité ratée. Selon certaines légendes juives, Lilith était la premi';re femme d‘Adam, issue de glaise et créée en męme temps que lui. Elle se considérait comme >>>


      FEU VERT AU LEARNING CENTER: L‘EPFL PEUT COMMENCER Ŕ B'4;TIR SON NOUVEAU CŚUR
      Le Temps, 31-07-2007
     VAUD. Le bâtiment réunira biblioth';que, espaces de travail ou encore zone de restauration. Conçu par le bureau japonais SANAA, il symbolise et met en pratique la stratégie fondamentale de l‘institution: transdisciplinarité, excellence de la formation.

Lorette Coen Mardi 3 >>>


      FLY VISE DES VENTES DE 130 MILLIONS EN SUISSE EN 2007
      Le Temps, 31-07-2007
     Patrons, avez–vous encore une vie privée? (6/'). «Je n‘ai pas trouvé le mari idéal» Le site Bribeline traque la corruption au travail ECONOMIE Le Temps I Economie I Article Fly vise des ventes de 130 millions en Suisse en 2007 MEUBLES. La chaîne va étendre son ré >>>


      INGMAR BERGMAN, DERNIER SOUPIR D‘UNE NUIT D‘ÉTÉ
      Le Temps, 31-07-2007
     UNE Le Temps I Article Ingmar Bergman, dernier soupir d‘une nuit d‘été CINEMA. Le réalisateur suédois est mort ŕ 8' ans. «Un pionnier de génie».

Le Temps Mardi 31 juillet 2007 Il est l‘un des derniers géants du cinéma mondial. Le réa >>>


      JOAKIM NOAH, LA SAGA D‘UNE JEUNE STAR POUR QUI RIEN NE FUT FACILE
      Le Temps, 31-07-2007
     BASKETBALL. «Le fils de» sera le coéquipier de Thabo Sefolosha aux Chicago Bulls. La prestigieuse NBA attend des étincelles de ce tandem.

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      JUSTE AU CORPS: ARLETTE ZOLA
      Le Temps, 31-07-2007
     Chanteuse. Inimitable interpr';te de «Sous les lampions». En concert ŕ Fribourg le 24 ao$';t. Nouveau CD ŕ la fin de l‘année: «Le bonheur ne co$';te rien».

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      L‘HISTOIRE. RETOUR Ŕ L‘EXPÉDITEUR POUR L‘UDC
      Le Temps, 31-07-2007
     L‘histoire. D.S. Miéville, Berne Mardi 31 juillet 2007 Absente du Grütli, mais présente dans les boîtes aux lettres, ainsi peut–on résumer la position de l‘UDC ŕ l‘occasion de la fęte nationale. Si les citoyennes et citoyens critiques envers la politique et les >>>


      LA BOURSE SUISSE DU 30 JUILLET 2007
      Le Temps, 31-07-2007
     FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article La bourse suisse du 30 juillet 2007 Le SMI plus bas qu‘en début d‘année.

Anker Bank Mardi 31 juillet 2007 Le marché suisse a navigué hier dans le sillage des autres places boursi';res, avec une progression nulle. Le SMI a fini la journ >>>


      LA CITY NE DONNE PAS CHER DES CHANCES DE BARCLAYS SUR ABN AMRO
      Le Temps, 31-07-2007
     BANQUES. En marge de la présentation de ses résultats, la banque néerlandaise a préféré s‘abstenir de toute recommandation sur les offres de rachat de ses deux prétendants.

Eric Albert, Londres Mardi 31 juillet 2007 En bottant soigneusement en touche plutôt que de r >>>


      LA FIERTÉ NATIONALE EN DÉBAT. «LE PATRIOTISME N‘EST PAS QU‘UNE VALEUR DE DROITE»
      Le Temps, 31-07-2007
     D‘oů vient le patriotisme? A quoi sert–il? Comment éviter les dérives sur lesquelles il peut déboucher? En quoi se distingue–t–il du nationalisme?

Les réponses de Pierre Centlivres, ethnologue, auteur de plusieurs recherches sur l‘identité nationale.>>>


      LA GRANDE ET LA PETITE HISTOIRE DU CONSEIL FÉDÉRAL (1'/24). LE «DIMANCHE NOIR» DE JEAN–PASCAL DELAMURAZ
      Le Temps, 31-07-2007
     Le peuple a refusé l‘entrée de la Suisse dans l‘EEE par 50,3% des voix, mais tous les cantons romands ont dit oui.

Ron Hochuli Mardi 31 juillet 2007 Jean–Pascal Delamuraz n‘est jamais apparu aussi sombre lors d‘une conférence de presse. Ce 6 décembre 1'' >>>


      LA PROTECTION DES DONNÉES MENACÉE PAR LES ABUS Ŕ L‘AIDE SOCIALE?
      Le Temps, 31-07-2007
     SUISSE ALEMANIQUE. A Berne et Zurich, le débat est lancé sur un assouplissement de l‘acc';s aux données.

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      LE 1ER AOŰT Ŕ L‘AIR LIBRE
      Le Temps, 31-07-2007
     Editorial. Jean–Jacques Roth Mardi 31 juillet 2007 Le feuilleton de la célébration contestée du 1er Ao$';t sur la prairie du Grütli, qui a paru puéril ŕ beaucoup, marque en réalité un mouvement de fond. Parce qu‘elle est une femme, parce qu‘elle est social >>>


      LE COUTEAU MILITAIRE SUISSE BIENTÔT NATIONALISÉ?
      Le Temps, 31-07-2007
     20000 km, mais pour aller oů? Juste au corps: Arlette Zola Le go$';t de la patrie (2). Aromat–thérapie SOCIETE Le Temps I Article Le couteau militaire suisse bientôt nationalisé?

SYMBOLE. Lancement d‘une pétition. Julien Rapp Mardi 31 juillet 2007 Quelque 3500 Suisses >>>


      LE FRANC FAIT UNE PETITE POUSSÉE
      Le Temps, 31-07-2007
     CHANGES. L‘aversion au risque des marchés soutient la monnaie suisse. Le Temps Mardi 31 juillet 2007 L‘aversion au risque accrue des marchés a notablement renforcé le franc suisse contre la plupart des devises, les investisseurs cherchant ŕ délier leurs positions de «carry trad >>>


      LE GOŰT DE LA PATRIE (2). AROMAT–THÉRAPIE
      Le Temps, 31-07-2007
     Le go$';t de la patrie (2). Valérie Fromont Mardi 31 juillet 2007 Les enfants suisses mesurent–ils l‘immense privil';ge gastronomique dont ils jouissent? Les épinards, le légume sans doute le plus conspué des cantines scolaires, ont peut–ętre trouvé, par la >>>


      LE PARADIS JUBILE, MICHEL SERRAULT DÉBOULE
      Le Temps, 31-07-2007
     HOMMAGE. Dimanche soir, le comédien français a rejoint ses amis Jean Poiret, Jean Carmet, Francis Blanche, Robert Dhéry, Bernard Blier et surtout sa fille disparue trop tôt.

Thierry Jobin Mardi 31 juillet 2007 Tandis qu‘Ingmar Bergman s‘en est allé jouer aux échecs avec >>>


      LE PLATINE VICTIME D‘UNE INNOVATION DE NISSAN
      Le Temps, 31-07-2007
     METAUX. En réponse ŕ la flambée des prix, le constructeur crée un nouveau type de catalyseur.

J.–L. R. Mardi 31 juillet 2007 Le platine baissait encore de 0,3% lundi, dans la foulée de son décrochage de 4,4% la semaine passée. Vendredi, Nissan (7201.T) a surpris le march >>>


      LE RETOUR DE LA NATURE (2/5). LES RAINETTES DU 18 TROUS
      Le Temps, 31-07-2007
     La nature a beaucoup reculé devant l‘homme au cours des si';cles. Mais elle regagne du terrain ŕ la moindre occasion. Histoire d‘un 18 trous.

Etienne Dubuis Mardi 31 juillet 2007 Une hirondelle pique vers l‘étang, vire sur une aile, puis sur l‘autre et reprend de l >>>


      LE ROCK ET LE RÔLE DU MONDE
      Le Temps, 31-07-2007
     DJ SCRATCHY AKA BARRY MYERS. Londonien, intime de The Clash, le DJ anglais qui a montré le reggae aux Anglais joue pour deux soirs ŕ Gen';ve.

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      LE SITE BRIBELINE TRAQUE LA CORRUPTION AU TRAVAIL
      Le Temps, 31-07-2007
     INTERNET. La hot line veut permettre une lutte ciblée contre les demandes de pots–de–vin.

Pierre Dorsaz Mardi 31 juillet 2007 Depuis le début du mois de juillet, la lutte contre la corruption dans les entreprises dispose d‘un instrument original. L‘organisation non gouvernement >>>


      LE SQUAT DE L‘ARQUEBUSE, LABORATOIRE GENEVOIS POUR ÉVACUATION MODČLE?
      Le Temps, 31-07-2007
     GENEVE. Apr';s les débordements liés aux évacuations de la Tour et de Rhino, le cas de l‘Arquebuse s‘annonce moins critique. Les occupants, sommés de partir d‘ici au 4 septembre, se disent pręts ŕ obtempérer, mais veulent une solution de rechange.

San >>>


      LES INCENDIES QUI RAVAGENT LA GRČCE ATTISENT LES TENSIONS POLITIQUES
      Le Temps, 31-07-2007
     ENVIRONNEMENT. Quelque 65000 hectares de foręts partis en fumée depuis le début de l‘été.

Angélique Kourounis, Ath';nes Mardi 31 juillet 2007 Les incendies continuent de ravager la Gr';ce depuis maintenant deux semaines, alors que des nouveaux ont éclat&# >>>


      LOCARNO, GRANDES QUESTIONS
      Le Temps, 31-07-2007
     CINEMA. Le Festival du film s‘ouvre mercredi. Quels seront les sujets de discussion?

Thierry Jobin Mardi 31 juillet 2007 Le Festival international du film de Locarno est, plus traditionnellement encore que Soleure, le lieu oů la profession du cinéma suisse s‘interroge et débat. Tour d >>>


      MA SUISSE. «L‘ANARCHIE LA MIEUX ORGANISÉE DU MONDE»
      Le Temps, 31-07-2007
     ECLAIRAGES Le Temps I Article «L‘anarchie la mieux organisée du monde» Ma Suisse.

Anne Fournier et Ron Hochuli Mardi 31 juillet 2007 Le Temps: Quelle est la date de l‘histoire suisse la plus marquante ŕ vos yeux?

Roger Köppel: La fondation de l‘Etat féd >>>


      PASSATION DE POUVOIR Ŕ LA TĘTE DE NOBEL BIOCARE
      Le Temps, 31-07-2007
     Domenico Scala (ŕ gauche) remplacera Heliane Canepa ŕ la tęte de Nobel Biocare ŕ partir du 1er septembre. Photo: Keystone TECHNIQUES MEDICALES. Apr';s un parcours exceptionnel, Heliane Canepa transmet la direction de la firme zurichoise ŕ Domenico Scala.

Daniel Eskenazi, Zurich >>>


      PATRONS, AVEZ–VOUS ENCORE UNE VIE PRIVÉE? (6/'). «JE N‘AI PAS TROUVÉ LE MARI IDÉAL»
      Le Temps, 31-07-2007
     SUSY BRUSCHWEILER. La patronne de SV Group, l‘une des rares Romandes ŕ la tęte d‘une entreprise suisse, a su imposer son style et ses habitudes au sein du leader de la restauration collective.

Marie–Laure Chapatte Mardi 31 juillet 2007 «Quand je suis arrivée la premi&# >>>


      POUR UNE POLITIQUE DE PRÉVENTION DANS LA DURÉE
      Le Temps, 31-07-2007
     Serge Loutan, chef du Service de l‘enseignement spécialisé et de l‘appui ŕ la formation du canton de Vaud, Lausanne Mardi 31 juillet 2007 Comme ŕ chaque occasion oů l‘on aborde la question de la lutte contre la toxicomanie, on évoque les mesures de prévention. L&lsquo >>>


      SAVEURS DU FRAN'';AIS. NIFLER, INSPIRATION VAUDOISE
      Le Temps, 31-07-2007
     Chaque jour et sans prétention, «Le Temps» déguste un mot de la langue française.

Nicolas Dufour Mardi 31 juillet 2007 Loin du cliché rustique habituel, notre Vaudois du jour a un air de Sherlock Holmes. Il hume ŕ tout va, il pointe son nez en toutes directions pour sentir q >>>


      TOUS PATRIOTES! (2/4). «NOTRE PATRIOTISME DE GRILLADES EST SAIN»
      Le Temps, 31-07-2007
     Selon Roger Köppel, bouillonnant rédacteur en chef de la «Weltwoche», les Suisses cultivent un sentiment d‘appartenance rationnel, qui contraste avec l‘obstination dont a fait preuve Micheline Calmy–Rey pour se rendre sur le Grütli.

Anne Fournier et Ron Hochuli Mardi >>>


      TOUT EST PRĘT POUR LE 1ER AOŰT AU GRÜTLI, MAIS QUE FERA DONC L‘EXTRĘME DROITE?
      Le Temps, 31-07-2007
     L´idyllique prairie du Grütli pourrait ŕ nouveau ętre assaillie par les groupuscules ultranationalistes. Mais ces derniers cachent bien leur jeu.

Photo: Keystone SECURITE. Trois polices cantonales seront sur pied de guerre pour empęcher les militants du PNOS de venir perturber la fę >>>


      TUERIE DE BESLAN: VERSION OFFICIELLE CONTREDITE
      Le Temps, 31-07-2007
     RUSSIE. Une vidéo diffusée sur Internet. La lecture de ce texte (1102 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      ULTIME PRESSION SUR LES BANCROFT
      Le Temps, 31-07-2007
     PRESSE. Le sort du «Wall Street Journal» devait ętre scellé cette nuit. Le Temps Mardi 31 juillet 2007 A l‘heure oů Le Temps partait en presse lundi, le sort du groupe Dow Jones était encore suspendu ŕ la décision de la famille Bancroft, actionnaire principal et propri >>>


      UNE PÉRIODE DE TURBULENCES POLITIQUES S‘OUVRE AU JAPON
      Le Temps, 31-07-2007
     Shinzo Abe. Selon les observateurs, la défaite du parti conservateur est la pire depuis sa création, en 1'55. Photo: Keystone ELECTIONS. Le Parti libéral–démocrate du premier ministre Shinzo Abe a subi une lourde défaite aux sénatoriales partielles de dimanche.

Philippe P >>>


      VASTE PLAN DE WASHINGTON POUR ARMER LE MOYEN–ORIENT
      Le Temps, 31-07-2007
     VENTE D‘ARMES. Des milliards de dollars de contrats pour contrer Al–Qaida, la Syrie et l‘Iran.

Le Temps Mardi 31 juillet 2007 Washington a dévoilé lundi un programme de contrats d‘assistance militaire de 13 milliards de dollars pour l‘Egypte, 30 milliards pour Israël >>>


      VOYAGE AU BOUT DE L‘INTROSPECTION
      Le Temps, 31-07-2007
     Le prolifique cinéaste Ingmar Bergman ŕ Stockholm en 1'57. Photo: Keystone • Ingmar Bergman s‘est éteint lundi ŕ 8' ans dans sa maison sur l‘île de Farö, au large de la Su';de.

• L‘un des piliers du 7e art mondial, le cinéaste avait ét >>>


      «CROP CIRCLES»: «IL SUFFIT D‘UN PIQUET ET D‘UNE CORDE...»
      Le Temps, 31-07-2007
     VAUD. Pierre Lagrange, sociologue des sciences ŕ Paris, estime que les agroglyphes sont surtout l‘śuvre d‘artistes amusés par l‘émoi qu‘ils suscitent.

Cynthia Gani Mardi 31 juillet 2007 Pierre Lagrange remet les pendules ŕ l‘heure. Pour ce sociologue des sc >>>


      «POUR LE TOUR DE ROMANDIE, ATTIRER LES MEILLEURS NE CONSTITUE PLUS UN OBJECTIF»
      Le Temps, 31-07-2007
     Richard Chassot, directeur du Tour de Romandie. Photo: Keystone CYCLISME. Directeur de la Boucle romande, Richard Chassot pense que les prochaines épreuves majeures souffriront des événements survenus sur les routes françaises.

Ludovic Chappex Mardi 31 juillet 2007 Le cyclisme ŕ l&lsquo >>>


      BANKING, TELECOM STOCKS DRAG TASI DOWN
      Arab News, 31-07-2007
     Khalil Hanware, Arab News JEDDAH, 31 July 2007 — The Saudi stock market fell as shares of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), which made its debut on the Tadawul on Sunday, dropped yesterday.

The Tadawul All–Share Index (TASI) declined by over one percent or 87.11 points to close at 7,506.45 yesterday. KHC sha >>>


      KHI ACQUIRES FOUR SEASONS HOTEL IN JAKARTA
      Arab News, 31-07-2007
     Arab News RIYADH, 31 July 2007 — Kingdom Hotel Investments (KHI), a major international hotel and resort investment company chaired by Prince Alwaleed bin Talal and the emerging market hotel investment vehicle of Kingdom Holding Company, yesterday announced the acquisition of the Fours Seasons Hotel Jakarta for $48 mill >>>


      MASDAR SIGNS DEAL WITH DUBAL
      Arab News, 31-07-2007
     Arab News ABU DHABI, 31 July 2007 — Masdar, the landmark initiative by the Abu Dhabi Government to promote advanced energy and sustainability, yesterday signed an agreement with Dubai Aluminum Company Limited (DUBAL) to develop and register a project under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) of the Kyoto Protocol whic >>>


      MOBILY ROAMING DESTINATIONS TOTAL 100
      Arab News, 31-07-2007
     Arab News RIYADH, 31 July 2007 — Mobily has reached a total of 100 active prepaid roaming agreements, making it the operator with the widest prepaid roaming coverage in the Kingdom.

The agreements Mobily has signed with other operators for prepaid roaming include Jawal (Palestine), MTC Pakistan, Ufone, Grameenp >>>


      STRICTLY BUSINESS: WARTSILA
      Arab News, 31-07-2007
     31 July 2007 Wartsila has signed an operation and maintenance agreement for the Najran Cement Co. (NCC) Power Plant, in Saudi Arabia. The plant consists of 11 x W18V32 generating sets, each having a capacity of 7 MW thus delivering 77 MW totally at two different locations. NCC President Dr. Ahmed A. Zugail and Atul Dua, >>>


      A SHAMEFUL ADMISSION
      Arab News, 31-07-2007
     Sayyid Qutb In the name of God, the Lord of Grace, the Most Merciful They say: ‘What! After we have vanished into the earth, shall we be (restored to life) in a new act of creation?’ Nay, they indeed deny that they will be meeting their Lord. Say: The angel of death who has been given charge of you will gather you, and >>>


      LEARNING THE RESULTS OF FORBIDDEN RESEARCH
      Arab News, 31-07-2007
     Adil Salahi, Arab News Q. As doctors we have to study a wide range of areas and the results of research carried out in different countries. Research in gynaecology, sexology and human reproduction is mostly done in non–Muslim countries where experiments are carried out on volunteers. This often involves asking unm >>>


      MADE TO PRONOUNCE DIVORCE UNDER DURESS
      Arab News, 31-07-2007
     Adil Salahi, Arab News Q. Just two months after their marriage, a couple had a dispute, and the woman rejoined her family. Her father insisted on divorce, when neither spouse wanted it. He sought the help of the police and threatened dire consequences for the husband and his family if the divorce is not completed.
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      PILGRIMAGE AND OTHER OBLIGATIONS
      Arab News, 31-07-2007
     Adil Salahi, Arab News Q. My mother wants to offer the pilgrimage this year and she wants to take my husband with her as her mahram. She will be paying his expenses, as he has no funds of his own to pay for his pilgrimage. However, we have three children and I am pregnant and in poor health. By the time of the pilgrimag >>>


      SIGNIFICANT ROLE OF WOMEN COMPANIONS OF THE PROPHET
      Arab News, 31-07-2007
     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 — 136: KEEPING A GOOD APPEARANCE
      Arab News, 31-07-2007
     Adil Salahi, Arab News God says in the Qur’an: «We indeed have created man in the finest form.» ('5: 4) There is no doubt that among all living creatures on earth, man is given the finest form, as he walks upright and has a well proportioned face and features. Therefore, it is important to ensure that we >>>


      WHEN FASTING IS NOT ALLOWED
      Arab News, 31-07-2007
     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 — 31: PARTICIPATION IN JIHAD
      Arab News, 31-07-2007
     Dr. Abd Al–Haleem Abu Shuqqah Under the major heading of Jihad, Hadith anthologies enter many sub–headings, each dealing with a particular aspect. As Al–Bukhari is particularly selective in his sub–headings, he often highlights certain aspects even though they may not be very clear in the Hadith >>>


      FAMILY MEMBERS BURY AL–HURAISI IN RIYADH
      Arab News, 31-07-2007
     Raid Qusti, Arab News Worshippers carry Salman Al–Huraisi’s body to the ambulance en route to the graveyard after funeral prayers at a Riyadh mosque. (AN photo)

RIYADH, 31 July 2007 — In previous situations where the body of a person involved in a high–profile case is interred, police and some pious >>>


      JANITORS RUN RIOT AT MAKKAH CLINIC
      Arab News, 31-07-2007
     Muhammad Al–Juaid, Arab News Smashed equipment and shattered glass are seen strewn across the clinic’s floor after Bangladeshi workers ran riot protesting a colleague’s death following alleged medical negligence. (AN photo by Muhammad Al–Juaid)

MAKKAH, 31 July 2007 — A Bangladeshi patient died at a >>>


      KING ABDULLAH HIGHLIGHTS CLOSE RELATIONS WITH PAKISTAN
      Arab News, 31-07-2007
     Arab News JEDDAH, 31 July 2007 — In his address to the weekly meeting of the Council of Ministers yesterday, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah welcomed Pakistan President Gen. Pervez Musharraf’s recent visit to the Kingdom.

«The two countries have close ties of religion, friendship and coope >>>


      SUMMER EVENTS DRAW VACATIONERS TO MERSAL VILLAGE
      Arab News, 31-07-2007
     K.S. Ramkumar, Arab News A Czech performs an adventurous jump at Mersal Village, one of the many attractions for the ongoing Jeddah Summer Festival. Inset: Haytham A. Nassier, chairman of Mersal Village. (AN photo)

JEDDAH, 31 July 2007 — Mersal Village, with the Kingdom’s biggest theme park called the Jungle La >>>


      UPSURGE IN DEMAND FOR RUNAWAY MAIDS
      Arab News, 31-07-2007
     Arab News MAKKAH, 31 July 2007 — With many countries, including the Philippines and Indonesia, refusing to send maids to the Kingdom unless their salaries are increased, the Kingdom is seeing an upsurge in the black–market demand for runaway maids, Al–Madinah newspaper reported.

The Philippines has >>>


      VIRTUE COMMISSION REACHES OUT TO YOUNG SAUDIS
      Arab News, 31-07-2007
     Yousuf Muhammad, Arab News MADINAH, 31 July 2007 — The Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice in Madinah began this week a series of summer activities aimed at reaching out to the youth and teaching them Islamic principles.

The activities, which are entitled «Discover Happiness >>>


      WEAK DOLLAR, IRAN SEND PRICE OF BASMATI RICE UP
      Arab News, 31-07-2007
     Arab News JEDDAH, 31 July 2007 — Basmati rice prices have soared to historic highs in Saudi Arabia due to a decrease in supply from the previous harvest.

Manar Al–Baroudi, marketing manager of Tilda Company in Saudi Arabia, said the arrival of the Indian crop in October saw anxious buying activity amid lo >>>


      ARAB LEAGUE DISCUSSES ME PEACE
      Arab News, 31-07-2007
     Hisham Abu Taha, Arab News Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al–Faisal and his Iraqi counterpart Hoshyar Zebari exchange views ahead of the opening session of an Arab League meeting in Cairo on Monday. (EPA)

CAIRO/GAZA CITY, 31 July 2007 — The Arab League met here yesterday to discuss recent efforts by its rep >>>


      BROWN AND BUSH FOCUS ON SAME GOALS
      Arab News, 31-07-2007
     Barbara Ferguson, Arab News WASHINGTON, 31 July 2007 — British Prime Minister Gordon Brown arrived by helicopter at Camp David after severe local thunderstorms gave way to sunshine, and he emerged to find a military honor guard and President George Bush waiting for him. Bush drove the two of them away in a golf cart, ma >>>


      COURT GRANTS BAIL TO HASINA
      Arab News, 31-07-2007
     Imran Rahman & Agencies DHAKA, 31 July 2007 — Bangladesh’s former Prime Minister Hasina Wajed was granted interim bail by the High Court yesterday, nearly two weeks after she was detained on extortion charges, her lawyers said.

The court gave the authorities two weeks to provide justification for the use of >>>


      INDIAN WORKERS RUSH TO BENEFIT FROM UAE AMNESTY
      Arab News, 31-07-2007
     K.T. Abdurabb, Arab News DUBAI, 31 July 2007 — As of yesterday the Consulate General of India in Dubai has received more than 33,000 applications for emergency certificates, which are needed for Indian nationals to obtain exit–passes from the UAE immigration.

The upsurge in applications is a result of an >>>


      ISLAMABAD, DELHI BEGIN TRADE TALKS TODAY
      Arab News, 31-07-2007
     Nilofar Suhrawardy, Arab News NEW DELHI, 31 July 2007 — India and Pakistan, keen on enhancing economic and commercial cooperation, have planned a number of meetings this week to discuss bilateral issues.

The two countries will begin two–day talks today focusing on issues seen as obstacles. This will be fo >>>


      ISRAEL OKS ENTRY OF 1,000 MORE PALESTINIANS
      Arab News, 31-07-2007
     Mohammed Mar’i & Agencies RAMALLAH/EL–ARISH, Egypt, 31 July 2007 — Another 313 Palestinians of the thousands stranded in Egypt crossed into Israel on their way to Gaza yesterday, while Israeli authorities have approved the entry of another 1,000. «Israel has agreed to allow an additional 1,000 Palestinia >>>


      MUSHARRAF MAY QUIT ARMY TO SEAL BENAZIR DEAL: MINISTER
      Arab News, 31-07-2007
     Rana Jawad, Agence France Presse ISLAMABAD, 31 July 2007 — Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf may hang up his army uniform to pave the way for a pact with former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto after the pair met in Abu Dhabi, a minister said yesterday.

Military ruler Musharraf and Benazir held secret talks in >>>


      PM REGRETS AP POLICE FIRING
      Arab News, 31-07-2007
     Syed Amin Jafri, Arab News HYDERABAD, India, 31 July 2007 — Ahead of his one–day visit to Hyderabad, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh spoke to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.

Rajasekhara Reddy yesterday to express «regret» and convey his condolences to the relatives of those who died in police f >>>


      TALEBAN ‘KILL SECOND HOSTAGE’
      Arab News, 31-07-2007
     Agence France Presse GHAZNI, Afghanistan, 31 July 2007 — Afghanistan’s Taleban militia said they shot dead late yesterday a South Korean hostage, among 23 captured two weeks ago, after its deadlines expired for the government to free prisoners.

«We set several deadlines and the Afghan government did not p >>>


      2 HURT IN CALIF. HIGHWAY BRIDGE COLLAPSE
      Washington Post, 31-07-2007
     OROVILLE, Calif. –– A highway bridge under construction collapsed Tuesday, trapping a delivery truck under the debris and injuring a construction worker.

The Fed Ex truck could be seen partially crushed under a beam as rescuers worked for more than two hours to free its trapped driver. One large bea >>>


      2 S.C. KIDS LEFT IN CAR LATER FOUND DEAD
      Washington Post, 31-07-2007
     xtodHANAHAN, S.C. –– Two young children who had been left in a hot car while their mother was at work were later found dead, their bodies wrapped in trash bags under an apartment sink, authorities said Tuesday.

Autopsies were scheduled Tuesday to determine what killed 1–year–old Triniti >>>


      AP NEWS ALERT
      Washington Post, 31-07-2007
     WASHINGTON –– Chief Justice John Roberts has been released from a hospital in Maine.
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      AT WALTER REED, A NEW APPROACH
      Washington Post, 31-07-2007
     It was the sort of message that sergeants have delivered to soldiers since time immemorial: Formations would be held three days a week at 7:30 a.m., and attendance was mandatory. "NO EXCEPTIONS!" screamed the e–mail, sent this month by a staff sergeant to his squad.

"I am sick and tired of >>>


      AUDIT FINDS PARISHES MISHANDLED MONEY
      Washington Post, 31-07-2007
     SAN DIEGO –– A handful of parishes in the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego deliberately concealed or inappropriately handled about $500,000 in funds in sometimes "purposeful attempts" to circumvent federal bankruptcy proceedings, according to an auditor‘s report.

The San Diego dio >>>


      BILL SUPPORTS DIVESTMENT IN IRAN
      Washington Post, 31-07-2007
     WASHINGTON –– The House voted Tuesday to give legal protections to investors and state and local governments who decide to curtail investments in international corporations doing business in Iran and Sudan.

The bills, now heading to the Senate, provide safe harbor from lawsuits to managers of mutual >>>


      BURGLARS LOWER THEMSELVES INTO STORE
      Washington Post, 31-07-2007
     MANNING, S.C. –– It wasn‘t exactly "Mission Impossible," but three burglars managed to break into a grocery store by lowering themselves through a hole in the roof, then eluded the alarm system for two hours by crawling on their stomachs, police said.

The thieves used a pickax to bre >>>


      BUSH, BROWN STRESS UNITY AMID TALK OF COOLER TIES
      Washington Post, 31-07-2007
     AM CAMP DAVID, Maryland (Reuters) – President George W. Bush and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown presented a united front on Iraq and promoting Middle East peace on Monday, trying to quell suggestions of a cooling in trans–Atlantic ties.

After a spate of reports that the new British leader would >>>


      CALIF. PLAN COULD SWAY 2008 RACE
      Washington Post, 31-07-2007
     LOS ANGELES –– A prominent Republican lawyer wants to put a proposal on the California ballot next year that could shake up the 2008 presidential contest, a change Democrats say would rig the election.

California awards its cache of 55 electoral votes to the statewide winner in presidential election >>>


      CAR DEALER ACCUSED OF KILLING 2 WORKERS
      Washington Post, 31-07-2007
     EAST POINT, Ga. –– The owner of a car dealership has been accused of killing two employees because they kept asking for pay raises.

Rolandas Milinavicius has been charged with two counts of murder in the shooting deaths of Inga Contreras, 25, and Martynas Simokaitis, 28.

All three are from >>>


      CHIEF JUSTICE SUFFERS SEIZURE
      Washington Post, 31-07-2007
     WASHINGTON –– Chief Justice John Roberts suffered a seizure at his summer home in Maine on Monday, causing a fall that resulted in minor scrapes, Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said.

He will remain in a hospital in Maine overnight. "It‘s my understanding he‘s fully recovered >>>


      CRASH VICTIM‘S HEADSTONE IS REPOSSESSED
      Washington Post, 31-07-2007
     SPRINGVILLE, Utah –– The cemetery headstone for a teenager who died in a car wreck was repossessed after a $750 bill went unpaid.

"That‘s just business," said Linda Anderson of Memorial Art Monument. "If we give every stone to everybody, we‘d be out of business. They&lsquo >>>


      DRIVER PLEADS TO COLO. STROLLER DEATHS
      Washington Post, 31-07-2007
     DENVER –– A man pleaded guilty Monday to crashing his pickup into a family of four while drunk, killing three of them, and then driving away.

Lawrence Trujillo, 36, faces up to 174 years in prison when he is sentenced on Oct. 2 for vehicular homicide, drunken driving and other charges.

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      FBI SEARCHES SEN. STEVENS‘ ALASKA HOME
      Washington Post, 31-07-2007
     ANCHORAGE, Alaska –– Federal agents with cameras searched the home of U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens amid questions about an oil company official‘s involvement in a 2000 renovation project that doubled the home‘s size, law enforcement officials said.

Stevens, 83, is under a federal investigation >>>


      GANG MEMBERS TARGETED IN CALIF. SWEEP
      Washington Post, 31-07-2007
     LONG BEACH, Calif. –– Federal agents and police fanned out across the city early Tuesday in a huge sweep of gang members aimed at taking down violent offenders.

More than 400 officers took part in the campaign that started at around 4 a.m., said Mike Campbell, a spokesman for the federal Bureau of A >>>


      GOV‘T MULLS NEW RULE FOR ALCOHOL LABELS
      Washington Post, 31-07-2007
     NEW YORK –– The Treasury Department is considering a new rule that would require companies to put alcoholic content, serving sizes and nutritional information on all alcoholic drink packaging.

According to the proposed rule being published Tuesday for public comment, labels on all alcoholic beverage >>>


      HOSPITAL BANS CROCS FOR WORKERS
      Washington Post, 31-07-2007
     PITTSBURGH –– Crocs, the rubbery, clog–like shoes, have been deemed inappropriate footwear for workers in patient–care areas at a hospital.

Holes that ventilate the shoes pose a safety hazard, said Sharon Krystofiak, Mercy Hospital‘s infection control manager.

"If the >>>


      HOUSE PASSES FOUR BILLS AIMED AT HELPING VETERANS
      Washington Post, 31-07-2007
     The House took steps yesterday to improve counseling and care for the tens of thousands of military personnel returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with brain injuries and post–traumatic stress disorder.

The measure, one of four veterans bills the House passed on voice votes, requires the Department of Vete >>>


      HOUSE WANTS JAPAN APOLOGY ON SEX SLAVES
      Washington Post, 31-07-2007
     WASHINGTON –– The House passed a resolution Monday urging Japan to apologize for coercing thousands of women to work as sex slaves for its World War II military.

Though largely symbolic, the nonbinding resolution has caused unease in Japan and added tension to an otherwise strong alliance. Officials >>>


      JAPAN PM SAYS TO EXPLAIN SEX SLAVE STANCE TO U.S.
      Washington Post, 31-07-2007
     TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan‘s prime minister said on Tuesday he would "continue explaining" his views to U.S. lawmakers after the House of Representatives called on Tokyo to apologize for forcing thousands of women into wartime brothels.

The House approved a non–binding resolution on Mon >>>


      KURDISH GANGS EMERGE IN NASHVILLE
      Washington Post, 31-07-2007
     NASHVILLE, Tenn. –– A proud enclave of Kurds has lived in this city for decades, starting businesses and soccer leagues, holding down good jobs and blending into the immigrant neighborhoods south of town.

But now the Kurdish immigrant community has been shaken to see its young people joining a stree >>>



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