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      AN AIRPLANE DROPS WATER...
      Kathimerin, 10-08-2007
     V. PAPADOPOULOS/EUROKINISSI An airplane drops water on a fire in an area of scrubland near Lake Koumoun–dourou at Aspropyrgos, west of Athens, yesterday. The fire was put out before it caused any widespread damage. However, some 7 hectares of forest and scrubland were burned in the Monastiraki area of Fokida, cent >>>


      DELAY IN COAST GUARD HEARING
      Kathimerin, 10-08-2007
     The 30–year–old coast guard officer at the center of controversy over Sunday’s death of a 48–year–old speedboat operator, has been granted extra time to give evidence in the case, sources said yesterday.

It was not clear when he would give his version of events to investigating authoriti >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 10-08-2007
     FUEL SUPPLIES Blast–hit Bulgarian pipeline resumes pumping Russian gas to Greece Natural gas supplies from Bulgaria to Greece resumed yesterday after repairs to a section of the pipeline damaged by an explosion earlier this week, Bulgarian authorities said. A pipeline carrying gas from Russia to Greece exploded on >>>


      NATURE TO HEAL PARNITHA
      Kathimerin, 10-08-2007
     WWF says charred forest should be given chance to regenerate on its own The large swath of Mount Parnitha’s forest that was burnt in wildfires in June should be allowed at least three years to regenerate itself before authorities attempt to plant new trees, the environmentalist group WWF Greece said yesterday.

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      NUCLEAR POWER WARNING
      Kathimerin, 10-08-2007
     Greece should not follow in Turkey‘s footsteps if the neighboring country decides to revive plans to build a nuclear reactor, one of Greece‘s top nuclear experts told Kathimerini yesterday.

Athanassios Geranios, a professor of nuclear physics at the University of Athens, said that the Greek governme >>>


      PM HAS ENERGY FOR POLL BATTLE
      Kathimerin, 10-08-2007
     Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis was yesterday given plans detailing Greece‘s energy policy until 2020, which sources said will be used as one of the main elements in his upcoming election campaign.

Karamanlis held talks with Development Minister Dimitris Sioufas who revealed the strategy that Greece will >>>


      SPURNED FIANCE CUT WOMAN’S CAR BRAKES
      Kathimerin, 10-08-2007
     A Thessaloniki man will stand trial for the attempted murder of his ex–fiancee after he allegedly disabled her car brakes when she decided to break up with him, court sources said yesterday.

The unnamed suspect is believed to have started harassing the woman by making threatening phone calls and abusing h >>>


      TALKS TO FOCUS ON DIRTY WATER
      Kathimerin, 10-08-2007
     The Municipality of Oinofyta, north of Athens, is expected to hold talks today with the Athens and Piraeus Water Company (EYDAP) and the Environment Ministry in a bid to find a solution to the area’s water problems.

Recent data from the General Chemical State Laboratory have shown higher–than–expect >>>


      COMMENT LE MEXICAIN CARLOS SLIM EST DEVENU L‘HOMME LE PLUS RICHE DU MONDE
      Le Temps, 10-08-2007
     FORTUNE. L‘entrepreneur d‘origine libanaise, génie de la bourse, est aujourd‘hui ŕ la tęte d‘un empire implanté sur l‘ensemble du continent américain. Actif dans tous les secteurs, il reprend en 1''0 le monopole mexicain du téléphone.

Fr&# >>>


      DANS LE NORD–SINAĎ SOUS–DÉVELOPPÉ, LE FONDAMENTALISME GAGNE DU TERRAIN
      Le Temps, 10-08-2007
     EGYPTE. Les tensions s‘accumulent dans la région, abandonnée et touchée par la contagion des violences palestiniennes.

Claude Guibal, envoyée spéciale ŕ Al–Arish Vendredi 10 ao$';t 2007 Serrés contre des monticules de valises, ils attendent sur le trottoir p >>>


      DELÉMONT COUPÉ DU RESTE DU MONDE
      Le Temps, 10-08-2007
     Privé d‘électricité, le chef–lieu jurassien était paralysé ŕ l‘intérieur et inaccessible de l‘extérieur.

Serge Jubin Vendredi 10 ao$';t 2007 Fin de matinée, jeudi, quartier de Morépont, ŕ l‘est de Delémont. Il pleut >>>


      DES DIEUX ET DES HOMMES (15). EUROPE, BELLE COMME UN CONTINENT
      Le Temps, 10-08-2007
     Eléonore Sulser Vendredi 10 ao$';t 2007 Europe n‘est avec certitude d‘origine divine que chez Hésiode. Elle apparaît dans sa Théogonie parmi trois mille Océanines, filles de Théthys et d‘Océan.

Hésiode ne cite que quelques–unes de ces filles >>>


      DES «CINÉASTES DU PRÉSENT» EN PANNE D‘AVENIR
      Le Temps, 10-08-2007
     LOCARNO. Un petit voyage dans la deuxi';me section compétitive du festival laisse perplexe quant au niveau réel de la manifestation.

Norbert Creutz, Locarno Vendredi 10 ao$';t 2007 Quoi qu‘en dise son directeur artistique Frédéric Maire, le Festival de Locarno n‘a >>>


      DORMIR AU CH'4;TEAU (5/6). UNE SI BELLE CHUTE DE RHIN...
      Le Temps, 10-08-2007
     A Dachsen (ZH), en face de Schaffhouse, le Rhin fait son spectacle: chutes mousseuses et force vive. Et sur la rive sud, le Schloss Laufen est une citadelle historique devenue auberge de jeunesse.

Florence Gaillard, Dachsen (ZH) Vendredi 10 ao$';t 2007 Au centre d‘accueil touristique de la ville de >>>


      DÉCRUE EN SUISSE ROMANDE
      Le Temps, 10-08-2007
     Outre–Sarine, le pire a tout de męme été évité Pourquoi les pluies ont provoqué des inondations Delémont coupé du reste du monde Retour au calme TEMPS FORT Le Temps I Article Décrue en Suisse romande SUISSE ROMANDE. Jeudi soir, seul le lac de Bienne continuait ŕ mo >>>


      FACTURE DES MÉDICAMENTS: ENCORE UN EFFORT!
      Le Temps, 10-08-2007
     SANTE. Les prix restent trop hauts en Suisse, estiment les caisses. Il faut viser de nouvelles baisses.

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      ISRAËL LANCE UN NOUVEAU SYSTČME DE BOUCLIER ANTIMISSILE
      Le Temps, 10-08-2007
     PROCHE–ORIENT. Contrer les tirs de roquettes Qassam d‘ici ŕ dix–huit mois. La lecture de ce texte (3444 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      JUSTE AU CORPS: NOEMI LAPSEZON
      Le Temps, 10-08-2007
     Chorégraphe, danseuse, Gen';ve. La lecture de ce texte (2788 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      LA BOURSE SUISSE DU ' AOŰT 2007
      Le Temps, 10-08-2007
     FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article La bourse suisse du ' ao$';t 2007 Les gains de mercredi effacés.

Anker Bank Vendredi 10 ao$';t 2007 La bourse suisse a reculé hier, effaçant les gains de la veille : le SMI, l‘indice des valeurs vedettes de la Bourse suisse, a termin >>>


      LA CRISE DES «SUBPRIME» S‘AGGRAVE
      Le Temps, 10-08-2007
     La bourse de New York. Photo: Keystone FINANCEMENT. La Banque centrale européenne est venue au secours des marchés, en fort recul.

Frédéric Leli';vre Vendredi 10 ao$';t 2007 Une étincelle, et le feu repart. Jeudi, presque toutes les bourses européennes ont clôtu >>>


      LA FIČVRE APHTEUSE EN GRANDE–BRETAGNE, QUELLES CONSÉQUENCES ÉCONOMIQUES?
      Le Temps, 10-08-2007
     CRISE. L‘épizootie touche de plein fouet le secteur de l‘élevage, ŕ peine remis du traumatisme d‘il y a six ans. Le tourisme aussi est vulnérable.

Des régions enti';res doivent ętre fermées. Marc Roche, ŕ Londres. Le Monde Vendredi 10 ao$' >>>


      LA GUERRE DES DIEUX (5/6). L‘OBSESSION DE LA SOUILLURE HÉRÉTIQUE
      Le Temps, 10-08-2007
     24 AOUT 1572,LE MASSACRE DE LA SAINT–BARTHELEMY. L‘assassinat politique des chefs de la Réforme s‘est mué en exorcisme collectif, qui a fait au moins 3000 morts en trois jours. Il s‘agissait de combattre l‘hérésie, un poison qui menaçait d‘ętre contagieux >>>


      LA SUISSE TREMPÉE JUSQU‘AUX OS
      Le Temps, 10-08-2007
     Pour faire un don Voies de circulation coupées Marly. Au milieu coule une rivi';re Décrue en Suisse romande Outre–Sarine, le pire a tout de męme été évité Pourquoi les pluies ont provoqué des inondations Delémont coupé du reste du monde Retour au calme TEMP >>>


      LE CANADA SE BAT POUR SES DROITS SUR LE PÔLE NORD
      Le Temps, 10-08-2007
     Un mini sous–marin de l´expédition russe s´appręte ŕ plonger sous la banquise (2 ao$';t 2007). Photo: Keystone ARCTIQUE. Le premier ministre canadien, en voyage pendant trois jours dans le Grand Nord, riposte ŕ l‘expédition russe du début ao$';t.

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      LE FESTIVAL DE LUCERNE S‘EXPORTE Ŕ GENČVE
      Le Temps, 10-08-2007
     La tr';s futuriste salle de concert du KKL ŕ Lucerne. Photo: Keystone CLASSIQUE. La plus prestigieuse des manifestations mélomanes de Suisse ouvre ses portes ce soir. Grande premi';re, le 18 ao$';t elle se rend visible sur grand écran au Victoria Hall. Gratuitement.

Rocco Z >>>


      LE GRAND BOUFFON
      Le Temps, 10-08-2007
     MICHEL PICCOLI. Locarno remet un Excellence Award ŕ l‘acteur ce soir. Mais, jeudi déjŕ, le festival a vécu, grâce ŕ lui, une conférence de presse inoubliable ŕ l‘issue de la projection de «Sous les Toits de Paris».

Thierry Jobin, Locarno Vendredi 1 >>>


      LE MARCHÉ SANCTIONNE NOBEL BIOCARE POUR SA CROISSANCE RALENTIE
      Le Temps, 10-08-2007
     Comment le Mexicain Carlos Slim est devenu l‘homme le plus riche du monde La fi';vre aphteuse en Grande–Bretagne, quelles conséquences économiques?

ECONOMIE Le Temps I Economie I Article Le marché sanctionne Nobel Biocare pour sa croissance ralentie IMPLANTS DENTAIRES. Le num& >>>


      LE PESSIMISME FINIT PAR GAGNER LES ÉCONOMISTES AMÉRICAINS
      Le Temps, 10-08-2007
     CONJONCTURE. Les banques ont révisé ŕ la baisse leurs attentes de croissance du PIB. Jeudi, la Réserve fédérale américaine a injecté des liquidités pour rassurer les marchés.

Myret Zaki Vendredi 10 ao$';t 2007 Jeudi, la panique des investisseurs face au r >>>


      LE SQUAT, REFUGE SOCIAL
      Le Temps, 10-08-2007
     Yves Jackson et Agn';s Harding, médecins, Gen';ve Vendredi 10 ao$';t 2007 A l‘heure oů Gen';ve s‘interroge sur le destin de ses squats, nous aimerions souligner un rôle méconnu mais fondamental de ces lieux singuliers. Il s‘agit de la fonction de refug >>>


      LES INONDATIONS PLONGENT LA SUISSE DANS LE CHAOS
      Le Temps, 10-08-2007
     UNE Le Temps I Article Les inondations plongent la Suisse dans le chaos • Du Jura ŕ Olten, les intempéries ont durement frappé la Suisse.

• Quartiers inondés, coulées de boue, routes et électricité coupées, cultures perdues: le bilan s‘annonce lourd.

• La c >>>


      LES INTEMPÉRIES ACCABLENT LES MARAÎCHERS HELVÉTIQUES
      Le Temps, 10-08-2007
     AGRICULTURE. Les pertes sont «catastrophiques» et l‘avenir tr';s sombre. Marie–Laure Chapatte Vendredi 10 ao$';t 2007 «Les cultures sont encore recouvertes par pr';s de 10 centim';tres d‘eau, la terre part en ravinement, les carottes finissent par se fen >>>


      MARLY. AU MILIEU COULE UNE RIVIČRE
      Le Temps, 10-08-2007
     FRIBOURG. Dans le village de Marly, un ruisseau a débordé, provoquant d‘importantes coulées de boue.

Philippe Miauton Vendredi 10 ao$';t 2007 A Marly (FR), changer de trottoir rel';ve depuis deux jours de l‘aventure.

Les habitants doivent parfois parcourir jusq >>>


      MOI, SHEN, J‘AI ÉTÉ ESCLAVE
      Le Temps, 10-08-2007
     CHINE. Pour l‘exemple, les autorités ont sévi contre la «mafia des briqueteries», qui employait des travailleurs forcés dans des conditions inhumaines. Libéré de l‘enfer, l‘un d‘eux raconte.

Bruno Philip, envoyé spécial ŕ Sunan, Le Mond >>>


      OUTRE–SARINE, LE PIRE A TOUT DE MĘME ÉTÉ ÉVITÉ
      Le Temps, 10-08-2007
     SUISSE ALEMANIQUE. Malgré des débits record, Berne a échappé ŕ une nouvelle catastrophe.

Catherine Cossy, Zurich Vendredi 10 ao$';t 2007 ABerne–Ville, les sir';nes ont mugi dans toute la ville mercredi soir ŕ 22 heures 45, créant l‘inquiétude au >>>


      PEINE FERME DÉFINITIVEMENT CONFIRMÉE POUR JÜRG ST'6;UBLI
      Le Temps, 10-08-2007
     TRIBUNAL FEDERAL. Les juges de Mon–Repos n‘ont rien trouvé ŕ redire ŕ la peine de prison infligée ŕ l‘homme d‘affaires.

Denis Masmejan Vendredi 10 ao$';t 2007 Sauf imprévu, Jürg Stäubli devra purger les vingt–trois mois de prison que l >>>


      POURQUOI LES PLUIES ONT PROVOQUÉ DES INONDATIONS
      Le Temps, 10-08-2007
     METEO. Les précipitations sont de plus en plus intenses et les sols de moins en moins perméables.

Etienne Dubuis Vendredi 10 ao$';t 2007 Un aller et retour. Voilŕ ce qui explique l‘importance des précipitations, donc des crues et, au bout du compte, des inondations que la Suisse >>>


      POURQUOI SAMUEL EST–IL LE PRÉNOM PRÉFÉRÉ DES ROMANDS?
      Le Temps, 10-08-2007
     STATISTIQUES. Les prénoms issus de l‘Ancien Testament ont la cote. Tendances et décodage.

Guillaume Meyer Vendredi 10 ao$';t 2007 Sam ou Samuel? Les 120 couples romands qui, en 2006, ont prénommé leur garçon Samuel avaient–ils déjŕ dans l‘idée de >>>


      QUESTIONS Ŕ JEAN–PHILIPPE RAPP. «UN BON FILM DE MONTAGNE CÉLČBRE L‘EXPLOIT, MAIS AUSSI L‘AMITIÉ ET LA SOLIDARITÉ»
      Le Temps, 10-08-2007
     Questions ŕ Jean–Philippe Rapp, journaliste et directeur du Festival international du film alpin des Diablerets.

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      QUOI DE NEUF. AU GRAND AIR (FIN). LES LUNETTES DU SUCCČS
      Le Temps, 10-08-2007
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      REPČRE. LA CHINE, DE LA COPIE Ŕ LA... CRÉATION
      Le Temps, 10-08-2007
     Rep';re. Bastien Buss Vendredi 10 ao$';t 2007 La Chine, usine du monde, est accusée de toutes parts d‘ętre le plus grand supermarché de la contrefaçon de la plan';te–consommation. Cette image d‘Epinal vient d‘ętre tr';s lég';rem >>>


      RETOUR AU CALME
      Le Temps, 10-08-2007
     Etienne Dubuis Vendredi 10 ao$';t 2007 Le gros de la crise semble bien passé. MétéoSuisse a annoncé jeudi soir que la dépression d‘altitude ŕ l‘origine des précipitations du milieu de semaine se décalait désormais lentement vers l‘est, ce qui devrait >>>


      RHAIN DAVIS, ' ANS, STAR DES PELOUSES
      Le Temps, 10-08-2007
     FOOTBALL. Le jeune joueur est déjŕ une célébrité en Angleterre oů il a été recruté par Manchester United. Professionnels du ballon rond, psychiatres et avocats se penchent sur le phénom';ne.

Julie Conti Vendredi 10 ao$';t 2007 Son dribble a fait l >>>


      SAVEURS DU FRAN'';AIS. TANTALISER, SUPPLICE DU DÉLICE
      Le Temps, 10-08-2007
     Chaque jour de l‘été, sans prétention, «Le Temps» déguste un mot de la langue française.

Nicolas Dufour Vendredi 10 ao$';t 2007 Pauvre Tantale. Plongé au milieu d‘un fleuve, mais sans jamais pouvoir s‘abreuver, car l‘eau reflue lorsqu&lsqu >>>


      SPOCK, ANNUAIRE DE VIES VIRTUELLES
      Le Temps, 10-08-2007
     INTERNET. Le moteur de recherche américain, qui vise ŕ mettre la population en fiches, a ouvert mercredi. Et été pris d‘assaut.

Sébastien Delahaye Vendredi 10 ao$';t 2007 Le nouveau moteur de recherche ŕ la mode s‘appelle Spock, et il se veut bien différent >>>


      SÉVČRE MISE EN GARDE DE GEORGE BUSH Ŕ L‘IRAK
      Le Temps, 10-08-2007
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      TROIS STRATÉGIES CONTRE LES DÉBORDEMENTS
      Le Temps, 10-08-2007
     Editorial. Etienne Dubuis Vendredi 10 ao$';t 2007 La Suisse a eu droit ŕ la douche et au bain. Les fortes précipitations qui sont tombées en ce milieu de semaine ont gonflé les rivi';res au point de provoquer des inondations un peu partout dans le pays, de la chaîne du Jura au mas >>>


      UN MILLIARD POUR LE GOTHARD, MAIS RIEN DE PLUS POUR LE PLATEAU
      Le Temps, 10-08-2007
     La troisi';me voie entre Lausanne et Gen';ve n´est plus ŕ l´ordre du jour. Photo: Keystone RAIL. L‘Office des transports propose d‘augmenter le fonds pour les projets ferroviaires. Les lignes interurbaines n‘en profiteront pas. La troisi';me voie Lausanne–Ge >>>


      VOIES DE CIRCULATION COUPÉES
      Le Temps, 10-08-2007
     LIGNES FERROVIAIRES. Les pluies diluviennes ont entraîné de nombreuses perturbations des liaisons ferroviaires et routi';res.

Le Temps Vendredi 10 ao$';t 2007 Inondations, trains annulés, et routes fermées. Toute la journée de jeudi, le trafic a été perturbé >>>


      «JEAN–NOËL REY A FAIT UN PARI RISQUÉ»
      Le Temps, 10-08-2007
     VALAIS. Le président du PS valaisan, Jean–Henri Dumont, s‘explique sur les divergences stratégiques qui minent son parti.

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      «JIRGA DE PAIX» AFGHANO–PAKISTANAISE POUR S‘UNIR FACE AUX TALIBANS
      Le Temps, 10-08-2007
     ASIE DU SUD. Ouverture ŕ Kaboul d‘un conseil réunissant des chefs religieux et tribaux des deux pays. Le président Musharraf s‘est fait remplacer.

Célia Mercier, Islamabad Vendredi 10 ao$';t 2007 Un «grand conseil de la paix». C‘est le nom du rassemblemen >>>


      DSS 2007 TO SET NEW RECORDS
      Arab News, 10-08-2007
     K.S. Ramkumar, Arab News DUBAI, 10 August 2007 The first half of Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS 2007) indicates that the 10–week regional summer event is well on its way to new records, even as huge numbers of tourists and residents are flocking to malls and Modhesh Fun City for the "ultimate summer shopping and >>>


      ENOUGH LIQUIDITY TO ALLOW MARKETS TO CORRECT: BUSH
      Arab News, 10-08-2007
     Agence France Presse WASHINGTON, 10 August 2007 US President George W. Bush said yesterday there was "enough liquidity" to allow a correction in the markets, shaken by a crisis in the subprime mortgage sector.

"I am told there is enough liquidity to enable those markets to correct," said Bus >>>


      HYDRA PROPERTIES ACQUIRES 20% STOCK IN RAK CEMENT
      Arab News, 10-08-2007
     K.T. Abdurabb, Arab News RAS AL–KHAIMAH, 10 August 2007 Hydra Properties has acquired 20 percent stock in Ras Al–Khaimah Cement Company (RAK Cement) as part of the companys strategy to diversify its investments within sectors that are related to real estate. The company plans to increase its share by the end >>>


      ISTITHMAR TO BUY BARNEYS AS FAST RETAILING QUITS
      Arab News, 10-08-2007
     Daniel Rook, Agence France Presse A taxi cab passes in front of Barneys New York on Madison Avenue in midtown Manhattan on Thursday. (AFP)

TOKYO, 10 August 2007 Japans Fast Retailing yesterday dropped out of the bidding war for Barneys New York, clearing the way for Dubai firm Istithmar to buy the upscale US de >>>


      OIL PRICES SLIDE ON PROSPECTS OF WEAKER DEMAND
      Arab News, 10-08-2007
     Agence France Presse LONDON, 10 August 2007 World oil prices extended losses yesterday, falling below $70 a barrel in London for the first time since June, on worries that energy demand may weaken amid US economic woes, analysts said.

Brent North Sea crude for September delivery fell to $6'.30 per barrel, t >>>


      OIL SCENE: OIL CAPACITY EXPANSION&#8217;S EXIGENCIES AND RHETORIC
      Arab News, 10-08-2007
     Print Article | Comment on Article

Oil Scene: Oil Capacity Expansions Exigencies and Rhetoric Syed Rashid Husain

Oil markets are erratic once again. Markets are in volatile state, hovering around mid–70s. New peaks are being feared, at least in the shorter run.

And all this is very exc >>>


      SEC AWARDS MAJOR CONTRACT TO HYUNDAI
      Arab News, 10-08-2007
     M. Ghazanfar Ali Khan, Arab News Ali Saleh Al–Barrak, CEO of Saudi Electricity Company, center, is seen with Byung Joon Lee, Hyundai vice president, right, and Jong Soo Lee, Hyundai CEO, after signing the contract in Riyadh. (AN photo)

RIYADH, 10 August 2007 Saudi Arabia has awarded an SR383 million contr >>>


      STOCKS TUMBLE ON LIQUIDITY CRUNCH
      Arab News, 10-08-2007
     Reuters NEW YORK, 10 August 2007 World stocks tumbled yesterday after BNP Paribas became the latest bank to be hit by mortgage credit problems and shortage of cash in money markets prompted the European Central Bank to add emergency liquidity.

The French bank froze more than $2 billion worth of funds as problem >>>


      COMMENTARY: DIVERGENT DESTINIES
      Arab News, 10-08-2007
     Sayyid Qutub In the Name of God, the Lord of Grace, the Most Merciful Is, then, the one who is a believer to be compared to one who is wicked?

The two are certainly not equal. Those who believe and do righteous deeds will have the gardens of repose for an abode in recompense for what they used to do; whereas th >>>


      OFFERING FRIDAY PRAYER IN AN ARMY CAMP
      Arab News, 10-08-2007
     Edited by Adil Salahi Q. We are on security duty in an army post, which is around 30 kilometers away from the nearest place where Friday prayer is held. There are about 250 of us, and we are here on more or less permanent basis. We cannot go to Friday prayer at such a distance. Instead we arranged to hold it on camp, bu >>>


      SETTING OUT ON A JOURNEY
      Arab News, 10-08-2007
     Edited by Adil Salahi Traveling is today an easy matter, with people traveling all the time, using a variety of means of transport. We travel by air, sea or land and cover long distances in a short time. Indeed we move across continents in a few hours. Traveling is an essential part of the work of some of us, and they t >>>


      ACUTE BARLEY SHORTAGE RAISES EYEBROWS AMONG TRADERS
      Arab News, 10-08-2007
     Arab News RIYADH, 10 August 2007 The Ministry of Agriculture increased on Wednesday the barley subsidy from SR500 to SR700 per ton in a move to ease the animal–feed crisis experienced in various parts of the Kingdom. The ministry is hoping to maintain the price of barley at SR28 per bag sold at ports of entry and >>>


      AVANDIA TO BE DISCUSSED
      Arab News, 10-08-2007
     Lulwa Shalhoub, Arab News JEDDAH, 10 August 2007 The Saudi Ministry of Health is to discuss the results of studies on Avandia, an anti–diabetes medicine also known as rosiglitazone, next week to see whether the medicine is safe for use. The meeting follows reports in the Jordanian media on Monday that a study in J >>>


      BOYS DEMONSTRATE SKILLS ACQUIRED DURING SUMMER
      Arab News, 10-08-2007
     K.S. Ramkumar, Arab News JEDDAH, 10 August 2007 Saudi boys gave a demonstration of various skills that they acquired during the summer program at its concluding ceremony held at the Vocational Industrial Institute here on Wednesday night.

Two of them demonstrated the ease with which they dealt with simple mecha >>>


      FILIPINOS WARNED AGAINST JOB OFFERS USING VISIT VISAS TO SAUDI ARABIA
      Arab News, 10-08-2007
     Romy Tangbawan & Ronald Concha, Arab News JEDDAH, 10 August 2007 — A company here has been hiring workers from the Philippines on visit visas to work in its chain of supermarkets in the Kingdom, the Philippine Consulate has announced.

Consulate officials said they were studying the possibility of lodging a >>>


      FOR MANY, AN INTERNSHIP IS A FREE PAYCHECK
      Arab News, 10-08-2007
     Samir Al–Saadi, Arab News JEDDAH, 10 August 2007 Under the Kingdoms labor law, any company with more than 25 employees is required to open its doors to Saudis for paid summer internship. The idea is part of the countrys overall policy of reducing dependence on foreign labor by training the predominantly young, nat >>>


      KINGDOM SENDS $50M IN AID TO BANGLADESH
      Arab News, 10-08-2007
     Arab News JEDDAH, 10 August 2007 Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah ordered the Ministry of Finance yesterday to provide immediate assistance of $50 million to Bangladesh that suffered huge losses in terms of human life and property in the recent floods. The aid will also include airlifting of medical relie >>>


      THE CHALLENGE OF GETTING INTO SAUDI UNIVERSITIES
      Arab News, 10-08-2007
     Arab News JEDDAH, 10 August 2007 The same scene repeats each year at different universities across the Kingdom. High school graduates can be seen clustering at university entrances wanting and waiting to be enrolled.

For a number of years enrollment has become difficult as universities make stringent demands fr >>>


      ' PHILIPPINE ARMY SOLDIERS SLAIN IN JOLO AMBUSH
      Arab News, 10-08-2007
     Al Jacinto, Arab News ZAMBOANGA CITY, 10 August 2007 — Nine army soldiers were killed in an ambush yesterday in the southern Philippine island of Jolo, exactly a month after 14 Marines were slain in a gunbattle in nearby Basilan Island.

Military officials said the soldiers were traveling in a convoy to a food m >>>


      ANKARA MAYOR UNDER FIRE IN WATER CRISIS
      Arab News, 10-08-2007
     Agencies ANKARA, 10 August 2007 The mayor of Turkeys capital Ankara is facing growing calls for his resignation and for government intervention after a fourth day without water in the city of four million people. Ankara began water rationing nine days ago after levels in reservoirs feeding the city fell to just 4 percen >>>


      BANGLADESHI AUTHOR ROUGHED UP IN HYDERABAD
      Arab News, 10-08-2007
     Syed Amin Jafri & Indo–Asian News Service HYEDERABAD, 10 August 2007 Angry protesters yesterday roughed up the exiled Bangladeshi author, Taslima Nasreen, here yesterday.

The controversial novelist was attacked by lawmakers and members of Majlis–e–Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) party at a book >>>


      COURT HEARS SHARIF&#8217;S EXILE APPEAL
      Arab News, 10-08-2007
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Court Hears Sharifs Exile Appeal Agence France Presse

ISLAMABAD, 10 August 2007 Pakistans Supreme Court yesterday began deliberating an application by former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to have his exile overturned and be permitted to return to the country.

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      DOCTOR&#8217;S ARREST IN GAZA SPARKS PROTEST
      Arab News, 10-08-2007
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Doctors Arrest in Gaza Sparks Protest Agencies

An Israeli soldier welds shut a Palestinian shop front in the West Bank city of Hebron on Thursday. According to Palestinian witnesses eight shops were closed down in a market in Hebron because they are adjacent to home >>>


      FLOOD SITUATION GRIM IN S. ASIA; TOLL HITS 2,000
      Arab News, 10-08-2007
     Pratap Chakravarty, Agence France Presse NEW DELHI, 10 August 2007 The death toll from the worst monsoon floods to hit South Asia in decades passed 2,000 yesterday even as the torrents of muddy water recede from millions of acres of farmland.

Despite several dry days and falling water levels, the number of dead >>>


      GOVT SHOULD ESTABLISH PESO STABILIZATION FUND FOR OFWS
      Arab News, 10-08-2007
     Rasheed Abou–Alsamh, Arab News JEDDAH, 10 August 2007 — THE continued slide in value of the US dollar against most currencies is hurting everyone who is paid in dollars or in a currency that is pegged to the dollar. Filipinos abroad have seen the value of the Philippine peso rise over the past year to astronomic h >>>


      KARZAI, AZIZ TRADE BARBS DURING JIRGA
      Arab News, 10-08-2007
     Sardar Ahmad, Agence France Presse Female representatives attend a joint Pakistan–Afghanistan peace Jirga in Kabul on Thursday. (EPA)

KABUL, 10 August 2007 Afghan President Hamid Karzai told hundreds of Afghan and Pakistani tribal leaders yesterday that both nations could defeat a resurgent Al–Qaeda >>>


      MANILA SEEKS HELP FOR OFW SHOWN ON VIDEO BEING RAPED
      Arab News, 10-08-2007
     Julie Javellana Santos, Arab News MANILA, 10 August 2007 — A top Philippine government official called on officials of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration and of the Department of Foreign Affairs to bring home as soon as possible ‘Melissa,’ the Filipino domestic helper caught on video allegedly being raped by he >>>


      MEDICS TORTURED INTO CONFESSION: QADDAFI&#8217;S SON
      Arab News, 10-08-2007
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Medics Tortured Into Confession: Qaddafis Son Summer Said, Reuters

DUBAI, 10 August 2007 Foreign medics freed from a Libyan jail were tortured into confessing they deliberately infected hundreds of Libyan children with HIV, a son of Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi sai >>>


      MUSHARRAF DECIDES AGAINST IMPOSING EMERGENCY RULE
      Arab News, 10-08-2007
     Azhar Masood, Arab News Worried stockbrokers watch the electronic board at the Karachi Stock Exchange on Thursday after the market witnessed a fall in mid session over speculation President Gen. Pervez Musharraf might impose a state of emergency in the country. (AFP)

ISLAMABAD, 10 August 2007 President Gen. Per >>>


      NATO &#8216;UNAWARE&#8217; OF UK PLEA ON AFGHANS
      Arab News, 10-08-2007
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NATO Unaware of UK Plea on Afghans Agencies

BRUSSELS, 10 August 2007 NATO said yesterday it was not aware of any request by a British NATO commander for the United States to withdraw special forces from his area of operations in southern Afghanistan due to high civi >>>


      PROBE TO FIND OUT DELAY IN IMPLEMENTATION OF MUMBAI RIOT REPORT
      Arab News, 10-08-2007
     Shahid Raza Burney, Arab News MUMBAI, 10 August 2007 Following pressure from various quarters, including Congress party President Sonia Gandhi, Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh yesterday ordered his Law and Judiciary Department as well as the Mumbai police commissioner to probe lapses in the implementation o >>>


      SUDAN MPS&#8217; TEAM DENIED GITMO ACCESS
      Arab News, 10-08-2007
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Sudan MPs Team Denied Gitmo Access Reuters

Sudanese street vendors are seen in a poor quarter of Nyala, the capital of South Darfur state in western Sudan, on Thursday. (AFP)

KHARTOUM, 10 August 2007 The United States has rejected a request by a Sudanese la >>>


      SYRIA REVEALS ARMY DEATHS IN MILITANT CAMPAIGN
      Arab News, 10-08-2007
     Reuters DAMASCUS, 10 August 2007 Syria is facing a violent campaign by Islamist militants and six border soldiers died in attacks launched from inside Iraq, a senior Syrian security official said yesterday. This is the first time Syria has publicly disclosed details of the fight against militants, which has intensified >>>


      US PULLOUT NEEDED FOR END TO VIOLENCE, IRAN TELLS MALIKI
      Arab News, 10-08-2007
     Agencies TEHRAN/DAMASCUS, 10 August 2007 An end to violence in Iraq depends on the United States withdrawing its troops, Iran told Iraqs prime minister yesterday, seeking to deflect accusations from Washington that it is responsible for bloodshed there.

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Al–Maliki, facing deepenin >>>


      3 DEAD IN INDIANA MINE ACCIDENT
      Washington Post, 10-08-2007
     PRINCETON, Ind. –– An accident at an air shaft under construction in a southern Indiana coal mine killed three people Friday, police said.

Detective Mike Hurt said the people died in a basket used to transport people up and down a 600–foot air shaft, but he could say whether they fell. Authori >>>


      ' CHARGED IN SEX SLAVERY CASE IN LA
      Washington Post, 10-08-2007
     LOS ANGELES –– Nine Guatemalans were indicted for their roles in an alleged sex trafficking ring that lured young women to the United States with promises of good jobs and then forced them into prostitution, according to federal court records.

Four of the defendants pleaded not guilty in January to >>>


      AP NEWS ALERT
      Washington Post, 10-08-2007
     WASHINGTON –– Federal Reserve says Friday it will provide liquidity to help financial markets through period of turbulence.
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      ARMY TO EXPAND RECRUITING INCENTIVES
      Washington Post, 10-08-2007
     WASHINGTON –– Need a down–payment for your home? Seed money to start a business? The Army wants to help _ if you‘re willing to join up. Despite spending nearly $1 billion last year on recruiting bonuses and ads, Army leaders say an even bolder approach is needed to fill wartime ranks.

Un >>>


      BRIDGE PLATES NOT CAUSE FOR CONCERN, OFFICIALS SAY
      Washington Post, 10-08-2007
     Connectors known as gusset plates, which federal officials are scrutinizing as part of their investigation into Minneapolis‘s Interstate 35W bridge collapse, are a common feature of steel spans in the Washington region and across the country.

Local engineers said they are redoubling inspections in a small >>>


      BUSH, ADVISERS MONITORING MARKETS: WHITE HOUSE
      Washington Post, 10-08-2007
     KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (Reuters) – U.S. President George W. Bush and his advisers are keeping close watch on the financial markets and believe the economy‘s fundamentals are strong, the White House said on Friday amid growing concerns of a global credit crunch.

"I can assure you that there are ma >>>


      CAMPAIGNING BY THE BOOK
      Washington Post, 10-08-2007
     Author! Author! Seems just about everyone running for president these days has just had, or is about to have, a book out. This must be serendipity, but the themes –– faith, courage, leadership, character, compassion – seem oddly campaign–appropriate.

On the Republican side, for example, >>>


      DEM CANDIDATES WEIGH IN ON GAY ISSUES
      Washington Post, 10-08-2007
     LOS ANGELES –– Democratic presidential contenders faced pointed questions on gay marriage and the basis for sexual orientation in a forum that forced candidates to confront politically touchy issues that have vexed a nation.

Former Sen. John Edwards found himself discussing whether he is comfortable >>>


      DIVERS FIND REMAINS FROM BRIDGE COLLAPSE
      Washington Post, 10-08-2007
     MINNEAPOLIS –– More than a week after a well–traveled bridge collapsed into the Mississippi River, divers began recovering the bodies of people missing and presumed dead.

Two days after joining the search, Navy divers recovered the remains of two, or perhaps three, people from piles of debris >>>


      DRILL REACHES POCKET HOLDING UTAH MINERS
      Washington Post, 10-08-2007
     HUNTINGTON, Utah –– Rescuers drilled through to a pocket in the coal mine where six miners have been trapped, but heard no sound through a microphone that was lowered into the collapsed mine.

The mine‘s co–owner remained hopeful that the six men were still alive despite the silence.
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      EX–ALA. OFFICIAL RICHMOND FLOWERS DIES
      Washington Post, 10-08-2007
     DOTHAN, Ala. –– Former Alabama Attorney General Richmond Flowers, who challenged segregationist Gov. George Wallace‘s dominance in the 1'60s but saw his political career end in an extortion case, has died. He was 88.

An obituary released by Byrd Funeral Home said Flowers died at his home T >>>


      ILL. MONSTER TRUCK ACCIDENT INJURES '
      Washington Post, 10-08-2007
     DEKALB, Ill. –– A monster truck performing stunts in front of an auto parts store plowed into a crowd of spectators Thursday, injuring at least nine people, officials said.

Two people, including a mother and one child, were in serious condition at Rockford hospitals, authorities said. The seven othe >>>


      IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT HIGHLIGHTS
      Washington Post, 10-08-2007
     PM WASHINGTON –– Highlights of tactics the Bush administration plans to use or has been using to beef up enforcement on immigration: _Hold employers liable for employing workers who have been notified of problems with their Social Security information and have not resolved those problems in '0 days.
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      JUDGE REJECTS ‘DEFENSIVE JIHAD‘ ARGUMENT
      Washington Post, 10-08-2007
     MIAMI –– Jurors who will soon debate the guilt or innocence of Jose Padilla and two other men on terrorism support charges cannot consider whether their actions were justified by Islamic law, a federal judge ruled.

U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke agreed Thursday to a request from prosecutors to ins >>>


      MAN LIVING IN CAR SINCE ‘00 UPSETS CITY
      Washington Post, 10-08-2007
     PITTSBURG, Kan. –– Steve Graham might not be in the doghouse over a dispute with his wife, but as far as his neighbors are concerned, he‘s not far from it. For the past seven years, Graham, 55, has been living in his car parked in the backyard of a house he and his wife, La Donna Graham, own.

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      MEXICO SLAYINGS SUSPECT TO BE EXTRADITED
      Washington Post, 10-08-2007
     HARRISBURG, Pa. –– A federal judge Thursday ordered the extradition of a man who reportedly confessed to more than 10 killings in Mexico, but it was unclear how soon he would be released from a federal prison.

U.S. Magistrate Judge J. Andrew Smyser said there was probable cause to extradite Jose Fra >>>



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