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      BIOMETRIC SECURITY SYSTEMS ARE UNLAWFUL
      Kathimerin, 11-08-2007
     It is illegal for companies to operate security systems that use employees’ biometric data, including fingerprints, to check who is leaving or entering a building, Greece’s privacy watchdog has ruled.

In a decision made public yesterday, the Hellenic Data Protection Authority (APPD) ruled that an unnamed plasti >>>


      CYPRUS OIL ROW HEATING UP
      Kathimerin, 11-08-2007
     Cyprus appears to be headed for a showdown with Turkey over Nicosia’s plans to begin oil and gas exploration in the east Mediterranean after Ankara said yesterday it was «determined» to defend its position.

Nicosia wants to issue exploration permits for a sea area covering 70,000 square kilometers s >>>


      DRAFT DODGERS BROUGHT TO TRIAL
      Kathimerin, 11-08-2007
     The number of draft dodgers that have been brought before a military tribunal in the first half of the year has risen more than fourfold compared to 2001, Defense Ministry sources said yesterday.

Sources said the conservative government has stepped up efforts to apprehend those hoping to avoid serving their cou >>>


      FIGHTING ON THE BEACHES
      Kathimerin, 11-08-2007
     Private firm and municipality struggle for control of Hellenikon seafront A group of security guards came to blows yesterday with municipal employees and bathers at Hellenikon, southern Athens, while trying to remove a banner calling for free access to the beach in a dispute on which the government has so far refused to >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 11-08-2007
     ARSON ARREST Man caught while allegedly trying to set fire to Aigion scrubland A 2'–year–old carpenter has been arrested in the northern Peloponnesian town of Aigion on suspicion of trying to set fire to scrubland. Police arrested the unnamed man late on Thursday and found containers of flammable liquid >>>


      ND GEARS UP FOR ELECTION
      Kathimerin, 11-08-2007
     Ministers will begin their summer vacations today by drawing up plans for New Democracy’s election campaign, which is set to begin later this month, when Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis is expected to declare early elections.

With September 23 being the most likely date for the national poll, New Democracy’s p >>>


      OINOFYTA WATER TALKS SINK
      Kathimerin, 11-08-2007
     Talks between the Municipality of Oinofyta, the Athens and Piraeus water company (EYDAP) and the Environment Ministry over water problems in the area north of the capital reached an impasse yesterday, with none of the parties prepared to finance a possible solution.

Authorities are trying to find a way to repla >>>


      TRAVELERS AT THE PORT...
      Kathimerin, 11-08-2007
     EUROKINISI Travelers at the port of Piraeus line up to board one of the many ferries leaving the capital yesterday. Industry sources said that ferries departing for the Aegean islands are '5 percent booked and also reported significantly higher passenger levels at Athens International Airport. Police said there will >>>


      CHRISTOPH BLOCHER ET MICHELINE CALMY–REY, STARS DE YOUTUBE
      Le Temps, 11-08-2007
     INTERNET. Des vidéos en ligne montrent les conseillers fédéraux dans des situations cocasses, entre véritables prises, remixages et parodies. Et la fęte du 1er Ao$';t au Grütli est déjŕ en ligne.

Valérie de Graffenried Samedi 11 ao$';t 2007 Christoph Bl >>>


      CHUTE DES BOURSES: TOUT LE SECTEUR BANCAIRE MENACÉ DE CONTAGION
      Le Temps, 11-08-2007
     MARCHES. Les banques centrales n‘ont pas réussi ŕ enrayer la nervosité. Le Temps Samedi 11 ao$';t 2007 Inéluctable: malgré de nouvelles interventions, musclées, des banquiers centraux vendredi pour apporter de la liquidité ŕ un syst';me financier asséch&# >>>


      CONTADOR SE DÉFEND, BRUYNEEL SE RETIRE
      Le Temps, 11-08-2007
     CYCLISME. Tandis que le vainqueur du dernier Tour assure ne s‘ętre jamais dopé, son équipe Discovery Channel confirme son retrait du peloton, imitée par son directeur sportif belge.

Le Temps Samedi 11 ao$';t 2007 Le vainqueur du Tour de France 2007, Alberto Contador, s‘est >>>


      CRITIQUE. ACTEUR–LÉOPARD SUR CUIR
      Le Temps, 11-08-2007
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      DES DIEUX ET DES HOMMES (16). DIONYSOS L‘ERRANT
      Le Temps, 11-08-2007
     Des dieux et des hommes (16). Patricia Briel Samedi 11 ao$';t 2007 Dionysos est un dieu ambigu, inclassable et instable. Il aime vagabonder, se travestir en femme, se promener avec un cort';ge de Bacchantes délurées et susciter la joie des hommes grâce au don du vin. Mais il rend fous ceux >>>


      DORMIR AU CH'4;TEAU (6/6). SINS, LA RICHESSE DU TEMPS QUI PASSE
      Le Temps, 11-08-2007
     Le château Sins, dans les Grisons, fait partie d‘une pléiade de forteresses qui jalonnent le paysage rural du Domleschg, le long du Rhin. Depuis sept ans, il force ses hôtes au repos.

Anne Fournier, Paspels (GR) Samedi 11 ao$';t 2007 En montant sur la route qui lie Rhäzuns ŕ >>>


      DÉG'4;TS D‘EAU
      Le Temps, 11-08-2007
     A Laufen comme ailleurs, des sacs de sable ont servi ŕ empęcher l´eau de s´infiltrer dans les maisons. Photo: Keystone • Avec la fin des pluies, le niveau des lacs et des rivi';res de Suisse est rapidement revenu ŕ la normale.

• Comment faire pour éviter que ne se reproduis >>>


      ECHANGE DE TIRS DANS LA VIEILLE–VILLE DE JÉRUSALEM
      Le Temps, 11-08-2007
     PROCHE–ORIENT. Un Palestinien tué par un vigile israélien. Dix passants blessés ensuite.

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      GRAND ANGLE. LES GENS QUI FONT L‘INDE, 60 ANS APRČS SON INDÉPENDANCE
      Le Temps, 11-08-2007
     • Le patron d‘une multinationale, le directeur d‘un quotidien d‘affaires, un chauffeur, un paysan, un commerçant dans un bidonville et un consultant.

Autant de visions, d‘espoirs et de combats. Ram Etwareea, envoyé spécial en Inde Samedi 11 ao$';t 2007 «Hamara >>>


      INFIRMIČRES BULGARES: QUESTIONS SUR LES TORTURES
      Le Temps, 11-08-2007
     BULGARIE. Premiers témoignages recueillis en vue d‘un éventuel proc';s contre l‘Etat libyen.

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      L‘AVENIR DE VON ROLL AU CENTRE D‘UNE BATAILLE ENTRE ACTIONNAIRES
      Le Temps, 11-08-2007
     ASSEMBLEE GENERALE. Lundi ŕ Zurich, les investisseurs décideront s‘ils veulent une diversification des activités, ŕ l‘instar du clan von Finck, ou la poursuite de la stratégie actuelle.

Daniel Eskenazi, Zurich Samedi 11 ao$';t 2007 Von Roll connaîtra une journ >>>


      L‘ONU ACCEPTE DE JOUER UN RÔLE ACCRU EN IRAK
      Le Temps, 11-08-2007
     NATIONS UNIES. Vote du Conseil de sécurité. Le Temps Samedi 11 ao$';t 2007 Malgré la persistance de l‘insécurité en Irak et la réticence du personnel de l‘ONU, le Conseil de sécurité a chargé vendredi d‘un rôle accru la Mission des Nations unies >>>


      L‘UDC SAINT–GALLOISE ALLÉCHÉE PAR LES ETATS
      Le Temps, 11-08-2007
     SAINT–GALL. Le parti cantonal, absent de la Chambre haute, lance le conseiller national Toni Brunner.

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      LA BOURSE SUISSE DU 10 AOŰT
      Le Temps, 11-08-2007
     FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article La bourse suisse du 10 ao$';t Le SMI a touché son plus bas de l‘année.

Anker Bank Private Banking Samedi 11 ao$';t 2007 La bourse suisse a poursuivi hier sa chute, ŕ l‘instar des autres marchés, en raison de la crise liée au >>>


      LA BOUTEILLE DE LA SEMAINE. SAUVIGNON BLANC 2006, CH'4;TEAU DE LACONNEX
      Le Temps, 11-08-2007
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      LA CORRECTION BOURSIČRE FAIT PLONGER LE PÉTROLE
      Le Temps, 11-08-2007
     ENERGIE. Les intervenants financiers vendent des positions pour dégager des liquidités. La baisse atteint 10% depuis le début du mois et pourrait se poursuivre, selon des spécialistes.

Jean–Louis Richard Samedi 11 ao$';t 2007 Le baril, qui a battu un record ŕ 77,6 dollars f >>>


      LA GRANDE ET LA PETITE HISTOIRE DU CONSEIL FÉDÉRAL ((23/24). LA SUISSE ENTRE ENFIN Ŕ L‘ONU
      Le Temps, 11-08-2007
     Christoph Blocher et Micheline Calmy–Rey, stars de YouTube Taxe poids lourds: le différend demeure La grande et la petite histoire du Conseil fédéral ((23/24). La Suisse entre enfin ŕ l‘ONU SUISSE Le Temps I Suisse I Article La Suisse entre enfin ŕ l‘ONU Apr';s un premi >>>


      LA GRANDE PURGE
      Le Temps, 11-08-2007
     Editorial. Myret Zaki Samedi 11 ao$';t 2007 Le syst';me financier mondial est malade. Il a une gigantesque tumeur sur le nez. Cette bulle cancéreuse est née aux Etats–Unis fin 2000, quand l‘ex–président de la banque centrale, Alan Greenspan, s‘est mis ŕ abaisser >>>


      LA GUERRE AU CENTIČME DE SECONDE
      Le Temps, 11-08-2007
     TECHNOLOGIE. Dans la soufflerie d‘Audi, ŕ Ingolstadt, les skieurs suisses ont étrenné leur future combinaison.

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      LA GUERRE DES DIEUX (6/6). LA MONSTRUEUSE VIVISECTION DE L‘INDE
      Le Temps, 11-08-2007
     15 AOUT 1'47,LA PARTITION INDE–PAKISTAN. Sous la pression des extrémistes hindous et musulmans, le royaume des Indes est découpé en deux Etats, dans un incroyable déchaînement de violence. Un million de morts en trois mois et 15 millions de déplacés.

Henri Tincq, Le >>>


      LA SIERRA LEONE VOTE POUR «CHANGER LES CHOSES»
      Le Temps, 11-08-2007
     AFRIQUE DE L‘OUEST. Elections générales ce samedi dans un pays ravagé par dix ans de guerre civile.

Jean–Philippe Rémy, envoyé spécial ŕ Freetown, Le Monde Samedi 11 ao$';t 2007 Comme la guerre peut sembler lointaine, le temps d‘une chanson. Les colonn >>>


      LA TECHNO TREMBLE Ŕ ZURICH
      Le Temps, 11-08-2007
     MUSIQUE. La 16e Street Parade investit la ville samedi. Son avenir financier est incertain.

Guillaume Meyer Samedi 11 ao$';t 2007 Pour les amateurs de paillettes, de sons technoďdes et de rythmes métronomiques, le compte ŕ rebours s‘ach';ve: ce samedi, la Street Parade dé >>>


      LE CONCERT MMM DES ROLLING STONES
      Le Temps, 11-08-2007
     SHOW. Tout est pręt ŕ Lausanne pour accueillir samedi soir les 42000 invités (dont 800 VIP) de Migros au concert des vieux flibustiers britanniques.

It‘s only rock‘n‘roll? Pas tout ŕ fait... Luc Debraine Samedi 11 ao$';t 2007 De loin, on dirait une toile de Fernand L >>>


      LE KOSOVO, BRUXELLES ET WASHINGTON
      Le Temps, 11-08-2007
     Nefail Maliqi, correspondant de la télévision albanaise Top Channel aupr';s du Palais des Nations unies ŕ Gen';ve Samedi 11 ao$';t 2007 [...] Plusieurs diplomates et experts internationaux ont déclaré clairement que tout nouveau report des démarches visant ŕ d >>>


      LE PDC GENEVOIS VISE LES CHENEVIERS
      Le Temps, 11-08-2007
     Le PDC genevois a déposé hier une motion réclamant «des éclaircissements sur les risques sanitaires» de l‘usine d‘incinération de déchets des Cheneviers, évoquant, dans la foulée du Matin dimanche, une possible corrélation entre le nombre élev >>>


      LE PONT LE PLUS LONG DE VENISE
      Le Temps, 11-08-2007
     URBANISME. La ville inaugure ce week–end une nouvelle passerelle au–dessus du Grand Canal. Incidents, rebondissements et polémique ont accompagné cette construction exceptionnelle.

Eric Jozsef, Rome Samedi 11 ao$';t 2007 La Sérénissime s‘offre un nouveau joyau. Septa >>>


      LE TON MONTE ENTRE PÉKIN ET WASHINGTON
      Le Temps, 11-08-2007
     PRESSION. En Chine, on envisage l‘«arme nucléaire» que serait la vente de bons du Trésor américain.

Brice Pedroletti, Le Monde Samedi 11 ao$';t 2007 La Chine va–t–elle procéder ŕ des ventes éclair de bons du Trésor américain, renvoyant >>>


      LES BANQUES, ÉPICENTRE DE LA CRISE DU CRÉDIT
      Le Temps, 11-08-2007
     Malgré l´intervention musclée des banquiers centraux, les bourses européennes ont fortement dévissé cette semaine (bourse de Paris, 10 ao$';t). Photo: Keystone PERTES. Les projecteurs étaient braqués sur Goldman Sachs vendredi, tr';s exposée.

Myret Zak >>>


      LES MILLIARDAIRES SE RUENT SUR LE FOOT ANGLAIS
      Le Temps, 11-08-2007
     Le stade Saint–James Park de Newcastle. Le rachat du club aura co$';té 133 millions de livres. Photo: Keystone BUSINESS. Des investisseurs de tous les horizons fondent sur l‘eldorado que constitue la Premier League, championnat le plus riche du monde qui reprend ses droits ce week–end.
>>>


      M2, PLONGÉE DANS UN MÉTRO RĘVÉ
      Le Temps, 11-08-2007
     VAUD. A Lausanne, dans deux semaines, les voies du futur M2 seront mises sous tension. Les ingénieurs entameront les milliers de tests que subira le premier métro automatique sur pneus de Suisse. Voyage dans ses entrailles.

Nicolas Dufour Samedi 11 ao$';t 2007 Au–dessus, ŕ la surface >>>


      MICHAEL MOORE EN CAMPAGNE POUR RÉFORMER LE SYSTČME DE SANTÉ AMÉRICAIN
      Le Temps, 11-08-2007
     Michael Moore. La sortie de son documentaire aux Etats–Unis a déclenché une vaste polémique, et le réalisateur a reçu les foudres de la chaîne CNN. Photo: Keystone ETATS–UNIS. Le remuant réalisateur s‘attaque ŕ un th';me sensible qui pourrait s‘impo >>>


      NICOLAS BIDEAU, TROUVEZ–VOUS '';A NORMAL?
      Le Temps, 11-08-2007
     Nicolas Bideau, Monsieur Cinéma de Berne, répond aux reproches formulées contre sa politique d´attribution des fonds. Photo: Keystone LOCARNO. Le Festival international du film se termine avec le palmar';s annoncé samedi soir. Durant les dix jours écoulés, le milieu du ciné >>>


      ROCHE SE RELČVE LENTEMENT DU CHAOS
      Le Temps, 11-08-2007
     VAUD. Les villageois consacrent leurs forces au déblaiement d‘habitations dévastées par le débordement de l‘Eau froide. Reportage.

Xavier Filliez Samedi 11 ao$';t 2007 La rue du Bourg d‘Enhaut essuie ses plaies. Mis ŕ sac par la rivi';re l‘Eau froi >>>


      SAVEURS DU FRAN'';AIS. QUAILLER (SANS AVOIR FROID)
      Le Temps, 11-08-2007
     Chaque jour de l‘été, sans prétention, «Le Temps» déguste un mot de la langue française.

Nicolas Dufour Samedi 11 ao$';t 2007 Passage ŕ l‘acte. Les galipettes, la partie de jambes en l‘air ou le devoir conjugal, si l‘on veut parler comme u >>>


      TAXE POIDS LOURDS: LE DIFFÉREND DEMEURE
      Le Temps, 11-08-2007
     TRANSPORTS. Le compromis proposé par Moritz Leuenberger est rejeté par les camionneurs.

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      UN DOCUMENTAIRE SECOUE LA PIAZZA
      Le Temps, 11-08-2007
     LOCARNO. Frissons inédits vendredi avec le tr';s politique «Chicago 10». Norbert Creutz, Locarno Samedi 11 ao$';t 2007 Avant une derni';re séance documentaire samedi avec Winners and Losers de Lech Kowalski, la Piazza Grande s‘est offert hier des frissons inédits a >>>


      «SARKOZY L‘AMÉRICAIN» ET CÉCILIA VONT DÉJEUNER AVEC LES BUSH Ŕ KENNEBUNKPORT
      Le Temps, 11-08-2007
     ETATS–UNIS. George et Laura ouvrent leur résidence familiale au couple présidentiel. Une «nouvelle ';re» s‘ouvre–t–elle?

François Valli';res, Paris Samedi 11 ao$';t 2007 On l‘a surnommé «Sarkozy l‘Américain&raq >>>


      «VOS FILMS NOUS INTÉRESSENT»
      Le Temps, 11-08-2007
     INONDATIONS. La télévision alémanique racole les téléspectateurs chasseurs d‘images.

Catherine Cossy, Zurich Samedi 11 ao$';t 2007 La TV alémanique appelle son public ŕ participer ŕ la chasse aux bonnes images. «Grâce ŕ vous, chers tél >>>


      &#8216;SPECULATION TO DOMINATE MIDDLE EAST MARKETS&#8217;
      Arab News, 11-08-2007
     Khalil Hanware & Abdul Jalil Mustafa, Arab News JEDDAH/AMMAN, 11 August 2007 Saudi shares resumed their upward trend last week, apparently buoyed by the strong performance of blue chips in the first six months of the year.

The Tadawul All–Share Index (TASI) climbed 2.34 percent, closing at 7,715.62 po >>>


      ALEXANDRIA AIRLINES STARTS KINGDOM OPERATIONS
      Arab News, 11-08-2007
     Galal Fakkar, Arab News JEDDAH, 11 August 2007 Alexandria Airlines has been launched as the first private carrier in the history of air travel between Saudi Arabia and Egypt.

Its first Boeing 737 flight landed at King Abdul Aziz International Airport here with 140 passengers on board over the weekend. The new a >>>


      FDI IN BAHRAIN DOUBLES
      Arab News, 11-08-2007
     Walid Mazi, Arab News MANAMA, 11 August 2007 Foreign direct investment in Bahrain is almost double the value of overseas investments by Bahrainis, according to a new report.

Bahrain also remained leader in the Gulf in terms of FDI as a percentage of gross fixed capital investment (GFCF) from 1''7 to las >>>


      HOW RISKY US HOME LOANS CAUSED GLOBAL TREMORS
      Arab News, 11-08-2007
     Adam Plowright, Agence France Presse PARIS, 11 August 2007 The turmoil on global stock markets stemming from bad investments in high–risk US property loans has sparked fears of broad repercussions for the global economy.

Only three weeks ago the main US stock index, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, broke >>>


      STOCKS SLIDE CONTINUES
      Arab News, 11-08-2007
     Daniel Bases, Reuters Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Friday. (AP) NEW YORK, 11 August 2007 Global stock markets fell and high–yielding currencies lost value yesterday, even as central banks pumped extra cash into the financial system to help temper fears of a liquidity crisis gripping >>>


      COMMENTARY: DIVERGENT DESTINIES
      Arab News, 11-08-2007
     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 >>>


      GETTING UP FOR WORSHIP
      Arab News, 11-08-2007
     Sayyid Qutb In the name of God, the Lord of Grace, the Most Merciful Only they believe in Our revelations who, whenever they are reminded of them, fall down prostrating themselves in adoration, and extol their Lords limitless glory and praise; and who are never arrogant; who drag themselves out of their beds at night to >>>


      OFFERING FRIDAY PRAYER IN AN ARMY CAMP
      Arab News, 11-08-2007
     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 >>>


      REPORTS SUGGEST AYESHA WAS ABOUT 20 WHEN PROPHET MARRIED HER
      Arab News, 11-08-2007
     Edited by Adil Salahi Q. You have recently stated that Lady Ayesha was about 20 years of age when she married the Prophet (peace be upon him). This is contrary to what we have learned and the common notion that she was only ' at the time of her marriage. Could you please tell me why is it that the other view is so w >>>


      SETTING OUT ON A JOURNEY
      Arab News, 11-08-2007
     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 >>>


      THE PROPHET AS A MAN &#8212; 137 : MEDICAL METHODS AND RELAXATION PROCEDURES
      Arab News, 11-08-2007
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The Prophet as a Man 137 : Medical Methods and Relaxation Procedures Edited by Adil Salahi

The Prophet (peace be upon him) used what was available at his time of medical methods and relaxation procedures.

He also observed the standards of propriety that pre >>>


      WAS MAN THE FIRST CREATURE?
      Arab News, 11-08-2007
     Adil Salahi, Arab News Q. I am a 16–year old student who has been troubled by the need to reconcile what I am taught as Muslim and as a student. Islam says that Adam and Eve were the first creatures on Earth. What about dinosaurs, which lived on Earth long before the first man? Please comment.

(Name and a >>>


      WOMEN IN ISLAMIC SOCIETY — 32: EQUAL APPLICABILITY OF DIVINE RULES
      Arab News, 11-08-2007
     Dr. Abd Al–Haleem Abu Shuqqah During the Prophet’s lifetime men and women met frequently, in all situations. This was accepted as normal. The Prophet did not issue any instructions to prevent such meeting. In fact, he dealt with it as perfectly normal.

He only encouraged people to perform their duty of en >>>


      AUTHORITIES QUESTION EP CATTLE TRADER
      Arab News, 11-08-2007
     Arab News DAMMAM, 11 August 2007 The General Administration for Agricultural Affairs in the Eastern Province has asked the Plant and Animal Quarantine Department in Riyadh to take necessary penal steps against a cattle trader who sold more than 300 sheep allegedly infected with the deadly foot–and–mouth dise >>>


      CONFERENCE ON HOSPITAL INFECTIONS
      Arab News, 11-08-2007
     Arab News RIYADH, 11 August 2007 Ziyad Maimish, the head of a regional center that studies contagious diseases, warned that about 4.1 million people worldwide get infections while staying in hospitals. A conference has been planned for December to address this issue in a regional context. Experts from the Gulf, the UK a >>>


      INDONESIAN NAVAL SHIP ON GOODWILL MISSION
      Arab News, 11-08-2007
     K.S. Ramkumar, Arab News Indonesian Ambassador Salim S. Al–Jufrie, 2nd left, with Capt. A. Abdullah,
3rd left, Indonesian CG Gatot A. Mansyur, 2nd right, Thai CG Sukasem Yothasamutr, right, and Col. Rukman Ahmad at the reception aboard Kri Diponegoro at the JIP. (AN photo)

JEDDAH, 11 August 2007 — A n >>>


      MAID, TWO MEN IN JEWELRY THEFT BUSTED
      Arab News, 11-08-2007
     Arab News MADINAH, 11 August 2007 A maid and two men, all reportedly Indonesian, were arrested in Madinah on suspicion of having robbed SR150,000 worth of jewelry from the maids sponsor in the Eastern Province. Local authorities have transferred the three suspects back east to face an investigation and trial, according >>>


      POEA TURNED BLIND EYED TO JEDDAH COMPANY&#3'S ILLEGAL HIRING OF OFWS, DOCUMENTS SHOW
      Arab News, 11-08-2007
     Romy Tangbawan & Ronald Concha, Arab News JEDDAH, 11 August 2007 A Philippine government agency in the forefront of the campaign against illegal job recruitment turned out to have helped a Saudi company skirt the labor laws of both Saudi Arabia and the Philippines by hiring Filipino workers using visit visas in the >>>


      SRI LANKA TO REVAMP MISSIONS IN KINGDOM
      Arab News, 11-08-2007
     Mohammed Rasooldeen, Arab News COLOMBO, 11 August 2007 Sri Lanka will send an interim charge daffaires to its embassy in the Kingdom this week. He will replace the outgoing ambassador A.M.J. Sadiq who is slated to leave the Kingdom soon.

"The interim ambassador will work as part of a stop–gap arrange >>>


      TRIPLE HOMICIDE SUSPECT SOUGHT
      Arab News, 11-08-2007
     Arab News SALIL, 11 August 2007 Authorities in this central Saudi town are looking for a Saudi suspect in his 30s who is believed to have shot four males between the ages of 14 and 30. Three of the victims died while the other is in intensive care, according to Al–Watan newspaper. It was not clear which of the fou >>>


      TWO CAUGHT POSING AS POLICEMEN
      Arab News, 11-08-2007
     Arab News MADINAH, 11 August 2007 Two Saudi national were arrested in Madinah on the charge of impersonating police officers to bully foreigners into giving up valuables, Al–Madinah daily reported.

The two suspects were arrested as they were reportedly seen stopping expatriates on Al–Salam Road and >>>


      BARAK CALLS TALKS WITH PALESTINIANS &#8216;FANTASIES&#8217;
      Arab News, 11-08-2007
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Barak Calls Talks With Palestinians Fantasies Agencies

JERUSALEM, 11 August 2007 The Israeli daily Yediot Ahronot quoted Defense Minister Ehud Barak yesterday as calling recent peace moves with the Palestinians "fantasies" and saying Israel would not withd >>>


      BLAST DESTROYS KIRKUK FRUIT MARKET
      Arab News, 11-08-2007
     Agencies Residents shout for help as a fireman hoses down a burning vehicle after a suicide bomb attack in Kirkuk, 250 km north of Baghdad, on Friday. (Reuters)

KIRKUK, Iraq, 11 August 2007 A car bomb tore through a bustling fruit and vegetable market in Iraqs city of Kirkuk yesterday, killing seven people and >>>


      CALICUT AIRPORT READY TO RECEIVE FOREIGN AIRLINES
      Arab News, 11-08-2007
     Mohammed Ashraf, Arab News KOZHIKODE, 11 August 2007 The infrastructure facilities are in place at the Calicut Airport near here to receive foreign airlines, according to Airport Authority of India (AAI) chairman K. Ramalingam. "Its now up to the airlines to decide on flying to Calicut," he told reporters here >>>


      DUBAI HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY REAPING DIVIDENDS
      Arab News, 11-08-2007
     K.S. Ramkumar, Arab News A panoramic view of hotels in Dubai, which boasts boat rides along its shore dotted by tourist spots. (AN photo)

DUBAI, 11 August 2007 "Dubais skyline presents a big difference," I told the taxi driver while heading to Radisson Media City.

"When did you visit Dub >>>


      DUBAI PASSENGER WINS COCHIN DUTY FREE PRIZE
      Arab News, 11-08-2007
     Mohammed Ashraf, Arab News Sumitha Davis, wife of the lucky dip winner PP Davis, receives the key of the luxury apartment from the Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) Managing Director S. Bharat.

KOCHI, 11 August 2007 P. P. Davis, an administration executive with BeSix Constructions of Dubai for the las >>>


      FORMER DIPLOMAT ANSARI ELECTED VICE PRESIDENT
      Arab News, 11-08-2007
     Nilofar Suhrawardy, Arab News Vice president–elect Hamid Ansari, center, with Congress party President Sonia Gandhi, left, and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh poses for photographers in New Delhi on Friday. (EPA)

NEW DELHI, 11 August 2007 Hamid Ansari, the Congress–led United Progressive Alliance (UPA >>>


      FREED BAHRAINI DESCRIBES ORDEAL AT GUANTANAMO
      Arab News, 11-08-2007
     Agence France Presse MANAMA, 11 August 2007 The last Bahraini to return home from the US detention camp at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba said yesterday he was tortured there but has no plans to sue the US government.

"I was subjected to torture on a daily basis at one point and intermittently after that," Is >>>


      JIRGA HEARS CALLS TO OUST NATO TROOPS
      Arab News, 11-08-2007
     Waheedullah Massoud, Agence France Presse KABUL, 11 August 2007 A council of Pakistani and Afghan tribal leaders debating ways to end Al–Qaeda–backed terrorism in the region heard calls yesterday for Western forces to be thrown out of Afghanistan in favor of Islamic troops.

Pakistani tribal elder an >>>


      LABOR MIGRATION TO THE GULF DRIES UP PADDY FIELDS IN KERALA
      Arab News, 11-08-2007
     Mohammed Ashraf, Arab News THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, 11 August 2007 Migration of labor to the Gulf countries, coupled with the recent spurt in hospitality industry and real estate, are taking its toll on agriculture in Kerala.

In nine of Keralas 14 districts, the agricultural output has slipped sharply between 2000 a >>>


      MEDICS TELL SOFIA PANEL ABOUT TORTURE
      Arab News, 11-08-2007
     Vessela Sergueva, Agence France Presse SOFIA, 11 August 2007 Six Bulgarian medics freed in July after spending more than eight years in a Libyan prison told an investigation commission yesterday in Sofia how they were subjected to torture in jail.

Their testimony came two days after Libyan leader Muammar Qaddaf >>>


      MIM THREATENS TO BEHEAD TASLIMA IF SHE VISITS HYDERABAD AGAIN
      Arab News, 11-08-2007
     Indo–Asian News Service HYDERABAD, 11 August 2007 The Majlis–e–Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM), whose legislators and cadres attacked Taslima Nasreen here, yesterday threatened to behead the Bangladeshi author if she ever sets foot in the city again.

MIM leader in the Andhra Pradesh Assembly Akbarud >>>


      MOROCCO, POLISARIO RESUME DIALOGUE
      Arab News, 11-08-2007
     Agence France Presse UNITED NATIONS, 11 August 2007 Morocco and the Polisario independence movement met for a second round of negotiations on their 32–year–long dispute over Western Sahara yesterday, two months after resuming landmark talks.

The two sides held their first face–to–face ta >>>


      MUSHARRAF FACES MORE CALLS FOR GREATER DEMOCRACY
      Arab News, 11-08-2007
     Rohan Sullivan, Associated Press ISLAMABAD, 11 August 2007 President Pervez Musharraf received no respite from political woes yesterday after backing away from emergency rule, with Washington intensifying pressure to deliver results on fighting militants and home front rivals demanding more democracy.

Musharraf >>>


      PHILIPPINE ARMY SUFFERS HEAVY LOSSES IN SULU CLASHES
      Arab News, 11-08-2007
     Al Jacinto, Arab News Philippine Army soldiers carry the remains of a comrade, who was killed in fighting with insurgents, during a funeral ceremony at a military base in Zamboanga City on Friday. (AN photo by Al Jacinto)

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines,11 August 2007 — Clashes between troops and Muslim militants h >>>


      POLICE, MEA TO KEEP CHECK ON FAKE RECRUITMENT
      Arab News, 11-08-2007
     Muhammad Ashraf KOCHI, 11 August 2007 Police and Manpower Exporters Association here have joined hands with Protector of Emigrants (PoE) to check the fake overseas recruitment was expanded by including the Protector of Emigrants (PoE).

The action group they constituted has the City Police Commissioner Manoj Abr >>>


      SCORES DIE AS HEAVY FIGHTING RESUMES IN SOUTH DARFUR
      Arab News, 11-08-2007
     Agencies KHARTOUM, 11 August 2007 Heavy fighting in southern Darfur has killed scores of rebels and government forces over the past week, and the Sudanese Air Force has bombed several villages, rebels and international observers in Darfur reported. The clashes began Aug. 1 when a coalition of rebels, including members o >>>


      SOUTH ASIA MONSOON DEATH TOLL CROSSES 2,000
      Arab News, 11-08-2007
     Associated Press NEW DELHI, 11 August 2007 Authorities rushed food, drinking water and medicine to Indias flood–hit areas yesterday to ward off epidemics, as thousands of people returned to their damaged homes and the death toll in South Asia rose above 2,000.

Torrential rains have stranded some 1' mi >>>


      SOUTH KOREAN OFFICIALS MEET WITH TALEBAN
      Arab News, 11-08-2007
     Agencies GHAZNI, Afghanistan, 11 August 2007 Two top Taleban leaders and four South Korean officials met yesterday for face–to–face negotiations on the fate of 21 hostages from the Asian country, the first in–person contact of the three–week–old crisis, an Afghan official said.

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      SP TO SEEK IMPLEMENTATION OF SRIKRISHNA PANEL REPORT
      Arab News, 11-08-2007
     Shahid Raza Burney, Arab News MUMBAI, 11 August 2007 The Srikrishna Commission report has put the Congress–led Democratic Front government on the back foot and pushed the state Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh against the wall. Now the Samajwadi Party (SP) has jumped into the fray and will hold a rally today in Mu >>>


      TURKISH PRESIDENTIAL VOTE SET FOR AUG. 20
      Arab News, 11-08-2007
     Hidir Goktas, Reuters ANKARA, 11 August 2007 Turkeys newly re–elected Parliament will start voting for a new president on Aug. 20, its speaker said yesterday, after the process was derailed in May by the countrys powerful secular elite.

Koksal Toptan, a member of the ruling AK Party who was elected speake >>>


      US AIDE TO VISIT PAKISTAN SOON
      Arab News, 11-08-2007
     Azhar Masood & Agencies ISLAMABAD, 11 August 2007 US point man for South Asian Affairs Richard Boucher will visit Pakistan next week on a previously scheduled trip that comes shortly after the Pakistani president rejected calls to declare a state of emergency, a US official said in Washington on Thursday.

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      US OPENS NEW FRONT IN DIPLOMATIC WAR OVER LEBANON
      Arab News, 11-08-2007
     Agencies WASHINGTON/BEIRUT, 11 August 2007 The Bush administration has quietly opened a new diplomatic front in its efforts to free Lebanon from Syrian influence, with a move to undermine the authority of the countrys pro–Syria president.

The behind–the–scenes campaign began to bear fruit last >>>


      YEMEN HUNTS GANG BEHIND NEW ATTACKS
      Arab News, 11-08-2007
     Agence France Presse SANAA, 11 August 2007 A manhunt was under way in Yemen yesterday to track down an armed gang that struck government targets in the restive region of Marib the day after four Al–Qaeda suspects were killed by police.

"Those that carried out these operations are wanted security susp >>>


      3 MEN KILLED IN INDIANA MINE ACCIDENT
      Washington Post, 11-08-2007
     PRINCETON, Ind. –– Authorities want answers to what caused three men to fall from a construction bucket inside a coal mine air shaft and plunge 500 feet to their deaths.

The trip in the open–top bucket Friday was routine, but the bucket was somehow upset as it was descending, said George Zugel >>>


      3RD SUSPECT ARRESTED IN N.J. SHOOTINGS
      Washington Post, 11-08-2007
     PM NEWARK, N.J. –– A third suspect was charged Friday in the execution–style killings of three college students, hours after a man pleaded not guilty in a crime that shocked this violence–weary city.

The suspect was identified as 15–year–old boy during a news conference held >>>


      AP NEWS ALERT
      Washington Post, 11-08-2007
     HUNTINGTON, Utah –– Officials say a second, wider drill has broken through to the presumed location of the trapped Utah miners.
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      ARMY RECRUITING REBOUNDS IN JULY TO EXCEED GOALS
      Washington Post, 11-08-2007
     By Josh WhiteWashington Post Staff WriterSaturday, August 11, 2007; A03 The U.S. Army announced yesterday that it exceeded its July goal for active–duty recruiting after two months of falling short, the same day the White House war czar said in a radio interview that he believes it makes sense militarily to consid >>>


      ARMY REPRIMANDS IN TILLMAN CASE MILD
      Washington Post, 11-08-2007
     SAN FRANCISCO –– Official reprimands issued to three high–ranking Army officers are only mildly critical of their mistakes after the friendly fire death of Pat Tillman and at times praise the officers.

The Army also said it would not include the reprimands in the officers‘ military recor >>>


      ASTRONAUTS PREPARE FOR FIRST SPACEWALK
      Washington Post, 11-08-2007
     HOUSTON –– Endeavour‘s astronauts woke up Saturday to the soulful tunes of "Gravity" by John Mayer and started to prepare for the mission‘s first spacewalk to install a cube–shaped addition onto the international space station‘s frame.

"Seems kind of appropriat >>>


      BRIDGE COLLAPSE DEATH TOLL RISES TO 8
      Washington Post, 11-08-2007
     MINNEAPOLIS –– Divers took another body from the wreckage of a freeway bridge, shrinking to five the number of people known missing and presumed dead in the collapse. Meanwhile, U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary Peters on Friday pledged $50 million to help Minnesota with its recovery and rebuilding.

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      BUSH AND SARKOZY SET FOR "CASUAL LUNCH" IN MAINE
      Washington Post, 11-08-2007
     KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (Reuters) – President George W. Bush will treat French President Nicolas Sarkozy to a casual lunch of hamburgers and hot dogs at his family home in Maine on Saturday, signaling warmer U.S. ties with France after strains over the Iraq war.

It was a rare invitation. Only one other forei >>>


      BUSH, SARKOZY LOOK FOR BETTER RELATIONS
      Washington Post, 11-08-2007
     KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine –– It is not a summit, not even a working lunch. Just a social meal between two world leaders who happen to be vacationing near each other in New England.

That, at least, is how the White House describes Saturday‘s sit–down between President Bush and French President >>>


      BUSH: IRAQ STRATEGY SEES GOOD RESULTS
      Washington Post, 11-08-2007
     KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine –– President Bush, presiding over a nation dispirited by wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, on Saturday cast both conflicts in terms of "encouraging news." In stating his case, the president emphasized enemy deaths.

"Our new strategy is delivering good results," B >>>



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