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      BILL TO SPEED UP COURT VERDICTS
      Kathimerin, 13-08-2007
     A set of measures heralded by Justice Minister Anastassis Papaligouras aims to accelerate the dispensation of justice in the Greek court system, currently burdened by some 800,000 pending cases, Sunday’s Kathimerini has learned.

The 10–point draft bill, to be submitted to Parliament soon, seeks to curb fr >>>


      CHIEFS OF FUNDS ARE IMPLICATED
      Kathimerin, 13-08-2007
     The heads of the pension funds that purchases a controversial 280–million–euro Greek government bond knew that the note had been traded between financial institutions at a discounted rate before they bought it at near face value, an investigation has allegedly found.

The results of the probe by Gior >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 13-08-2007
     ACCIDENTAL PLUNGE Italian airline official seriously injured after falling out of plane The representative of an Italian airline was hospitalized on Rhodes early yesterday after falling out of an airplane parked on the island’s airport runway. The unnamed official opened the door of the aircraft shortly before takeoff b >>>


      ND SETS SIGHTS ON GAINING AT LEAST 43 PERCENT
      Kathimerin, 13-08-2007
     PM wants a minimum of 155 MPs New Democracy is aiming to secure at least 43 percent of the vote in the snap general election, which is expected to be held on September 23, sources told Sunday’s Kathimerini.

Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis has not yet announced that he will hold early elections but the indicati >>>


      POLICE QUELL PRISON PROTEST
      Kathimerin, 13-08-2007
     Police early yesterday quelled a protest by prisoners at a jail near Ioannina, northwestern Greece, that had started on Saturday night.

Officers were called to the facility at Stavraki after five inmates occupied an inner guard post and set fire to blankets, protesting overcrowding and demanding their relocatio >>>


      TWO YEARS ON, HELIOS RELATIVES SUE CYPRUS
      Kathimerin, 13-08-2007
     PETROS KARADJIAS/AP A woman cries out in anguish as another lights a candle during a memorial service on Saturday in Nicosia’s Eleftherias Square for the 121 people killed when a Cypriot airliner crashed on August 14 northeast of Athens two years ago. Relatives of the victims led the mourning for those killed in the Hel >>>


      VISITOR SHOOTS SOLDIER IN CRETE ARMY CAMP
      Kathimerin, 13-08-2007
     Authorities on Crete were last night looking for an armed man who entered an army camp while families were visiting soldiers there and opened fire on a 1'–year–old conscript.

The soldier was struck by a bullet in the thigh but doctors at Rethymnon Hospital said last night that he had only suffer >>>


      60E ÉDITION DU FESTIVAL DE LOCARNO: LE BILAN. LOCARNO, DERNIER BASTION DE LA DIVERSITÉ
      Le Temps, 13-08-2007
     Le réalisateur japonais Masahiro Kobayashi remporte un Léopard d´or pour son subtil «Pressentiment d´amour». Photo: Keystone CINEMA. Le festival a couronné un Japonais radical dont le film restera sans doute inédit en salles. Le débat est lancé: est–ce la faute d‘une m >>>


      A QUAND LA CHUTE DE CHRISTOPH BLOCHER?
      Le Temps, 13-08-2007
     René Jost, président du Nomes Vaud, Saint–Saphorin (VD) Lundi 13 ao$';t 2007 Comparés aux dérapages du conseiller fédéral Blocher, les mensonges d‘Elisabeth Kopp étaient de véritables bagatelles (LT du 28 juillet). Rien qu‘ŕ ce niveau–lŕ, c >>>


      AFFAIRE YLENIA: LE RAVISSEUR POSSÉDAIT DES JOUETS DE PLAGE
      Le Temps, 13-08-2007
     APPENZELL. Les fouilles systématiques ont cessé. Des objets ont été saisis chez le suspect.

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      APPARITION D‘UN PARTI INTÉGRISTE PALESTINIEN
      Le Temps, 13-08-2007
     CISJORDANIE. Le bras de fer entre Fatah et Hamas favorise la floraison de partis providentiels chez les Palestiniens.

Serge Dumont, Ramallah Lundi 13 ao$';t 2007 «Le califat, une force d‘avenir». C‘est sous cette banderole que des milliers de personnes ont participé samedi, & >>>


      APRČS TROIS SEMAINES DE CORRECTION, LES PORTEFEUILLES FONT GRISE MINE
      Le Temps, 13-08-2007
     PLACEMENTS. Beaucoup de caisses de pension sont dans le rouge; les clients privés s‘en tirent un peu mieux.

Jean–Louis Richard Lundi 13 ao$';t 2007 Ce n‘est pas une saignée, mais apr';s trois semaines de tourmente sur les marchés financiers, les portefeuilles font >>>


      AU CŚUR DES MARCHÉS. DE LA CONFIANCE!
      Le Temps, 13-08-2007
     Fonds de placement. Questions ŕ Frédéric Lebel. «Participer aux deux tiers de la hausse contre un tiers de la baisse» Petit guide des principaux indicateurs statistiques disponibles FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article De la confiance!

Au cśur des marchés. Michel Juvet, Bord >>>


      AU MARCHÉ–CONCOURS, LE CHEVAL RETROUVE SON RANG ET GENČVE S‘ADAPTE
      Le Temps, 13-08-2007
     Une épreuve de course. Le Marché–Concours a attiré des milliers de participants. Photo: Keystone JURA. Saignelégier a accueilli 35‘000 personnes. Invité d‘honneur, Gen';ve a fait valoir sa ruralité.

Serge Jubin Lundi 13 ao$';t 2007 La participation >>>


      AU SEIN DE L‘UDC, LA RELČVE INTROUVABLE
      Le Temps, 13-08-2007
     Qui succédera demain ŕ Christoph Blocher, Samuel Schmid et Ueli Maurer? Ron Hochuli Lundi 13 ao$';t 2007 La plus grande lacune de l‘UDC commence progressivement ŕ se révéler: la rel';ve n‘a pas été préparée. Comme le dit un élu: «Il est p >>>


      DES ETHIOPIENS Ŕ L‘ASSAUT DES SOMMETS
      Le Temps, 13-08-2007
     L´Ethiopien Tesfay Wordofa, meilleur score de son équipe, ŕ trois kilom';tres de l´arrivée ŕ Zinal. Photo: Bertrand Cottet/Strates COURSE. Sierre–Zinal a accueilli dimanche, pour la premi';re fois, une équipe éthiopienne. Mais ce sont les Européens qui o >>>


      FONDS DE PLACEMENT. QUESTIONS Ŕ FRÉDÉRIC LEBEL. «PARTICIPER AUX DEUX TIERS DE LA HAUSSE CONTRE UN TIERS DE LA BAISSE»
      Le Temps, 13-08-2007
     Questions ŕ Frédéric Lebel, cogérant du LODH Multiadvisers – Latin America Equity Long/Short et responsable de la sélection de hedge funds.

Pierre Novello Lundi 13 ao$';t 2007 Frédéric Lebel est responsable de la sélection des hedge funds au sein de LODH depu >>>


      GENČVE OUBLIE DE VALIDER 2000 PARAPHES POUR UN RÉFÉRENDUM
      Le Temps, 13-08-2007
     GENEVE. L‘Office de la population n‘a pas transmis dans les délais les signatures récoltées par les socialistes contre la réforme de l‘imposition des entreprises. Il n‘a «pas eu le temps».

Ron Hochuli Lundi 13 ao$';t 2007 «Un authentique scand >>>


      HANS–RUDOLF MERZ VEUT UN TAUX D‘IMPOSITION UNIQUE
      Le Temps, 13-08-2007
     FISCALITE. Le ministre des Finances veut une «réforme fondamentale» du syst';me de taxation.

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      INOUBLIABLE «EUGČNE ONÉGUINE»
      Le Temps, 13-08-2007
     FESTIVAL DE SALZBOURG. Andrea Breth signe une mise en sc';ne bouleversante de l‘opéra de Tchaďkovski.

Renaud Machart, Salzbourg, Le Monde Lundi 13 ao$';t 2007 Que nous dit Eug';ne Onéguine, le roman versifié de Pouchkine? La mise en danger de soi dans l‘ave >>>


      JUSTE AU CORPS: NICOLE PETIGNAT
      Le Temps, 13-08-2007
     Arbitre de football. A notamment sifflé la finale de la derni';re Coupe de Suisse.

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      L‘AGENDA DE LA SEMAINE
      Le Temps, 13-08-2007
     Le Temps Lundi 13 ao$';t 2007 Lundi 13 ao$';t • Résultats du 1er semestre: Sunriseet Vetropack (VET.S) • Von Roll (ROL.S) tient une AG extraordinaire sur les visées de la famille allemande von Finck Mardi 14 ao$';t • UBS (UBSN.VX) publie ses résultats du 1er semestre. Apr';s l >>>


      L‘ANGINE DE CÉCILIA N‘A PAS ÉCLIPSÉ L‘ACCUEIL CHALEUREUX DU CLAN BUSH Ŕ NICOLAS SARKOZY
      Le Temps, 13-08-2007
     Nicolas Sarkozy et George W. Bush (ŕ gauche). Photo: Keystone DIPLOMATIE. Un tournant dans les relations entre les deux Etats: la visite de Nicolas Sarkozy au président américain dans sa résidence privée est un vrai succ';s avant la visite officielle prévue en septembre.

Fr >>>


      L‘IVRESSE DU COURT TERME
      Le Temps, 13-08-2007
     Editorial. Ron Hochuli Lundi 13 ao$';t 2007 L‘UDC restera le premier parti de Suisse ŕ l‘issue des élections d‘octobre.

Mais les bons sondages ne masquent plus les faiblesses. Son président Ueli Maurer trahit des signes d‘affolement. Pour la premi';re fois, >>>


      LA CHRONIQUE DES HEDGE FUNDS. LE CRÉDIT AMÉRICAIN Ŕ BOUT DE SOUFFLE
      Le Temps, 13-08-2007
     La chronique des hedge funds. Olivier Baumgartner–Bézelgues, Unigestion Lundi 13 ao$';t 2007 Le mois de juillet avait débuté en fanfare sur les marchés actions. Le S &P 500 et le DAX avaient atteint leurs plus hauts niveaux depuis plus de 7 ans, faisant fi des craintes exprimées >>>


      LA FACTURE DES INONDATIONS N‘EST PAS TROP SALÉE
      Le Temps, 13-08-2007
     SUISSE. Les assureurs privés estiment les dommages entre 125 et 155 millions de francs.

Jean–Louis Richard Lundi 13 ao$';t 2007 Les 6000 ŕ 7000 sinistres recensés jusqu‘ŕ présent apr';s les inondations de la semaine derni';re en Suisse co$';tero >>>


      LA GRANDE ET LA PETITE HISTOIRE DU CONSEIL FÉDÉRAL (24/24). RUTH METZLER, CHRONIQUE D‘UNE TRAGÉDIE ANNONCÉE
      Le Temps, 13-08-2007
     En mati';re d‘intrigue et de go$';t du pouvoir, l‘Appenzelloise ne faisait pas le poids face aux vieux crocodiles de la politique fédérale.

D.S. Miéville Lundi 13 ao$';t 2007 Dans les premiers jours du mois de décembre 2003, une nouvelle expression fait son >>>


      LA POLOGNE FACE AUX ÉLECTIONS ANTICIPÉES
      Le Temps, 13-08-2007
     VARSOVIE. La généralisation du soupçon a fait éclater la coalition des fr';res Kaczynski.

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      LE MARCHÉ DES «SUBPRIME» EN CRISE. LA LISTE DES VICTIMES S‘ALLONGE
      Le Temps, 13-08-2007
     CREDIT. De nombreuses banques allemandes paraissent impliquées. Le Temps Lundi 13 ao$';t 2007 • Goldman Sachs essuierait de grosses pertes au sein de son plus important hedge fund, affirme Bloomberg en citant des sources proches du dossier.

Son fonds Global Hedge, qui gérait une fortune de 8 mi >>>


      LE QUESTIONNAIRE MALIN DU FINANCIER (6/8). «PEU DE CHOSES QUI S‘ACHČTENT M‘INTÉRESSENT VRAIMENT»
      Le Temps, 13-08-2007
     Jean–Pierre Danthine préf';re de loin «consommer»... du temps. Myret Zaki Lundi 13 ao$';t 2007 Le Temps: Enfant, ręviez–vous d‘ętre «riche comme Crésus»?

Jean–Pierre Danthine: Non, dans ma famille, l‘argent n‘éta >>>


      LES AS DE LA GASTRONOMIE (1/6). UN BONHEUR GOURMAND ÉCLECTIQUE
      Le Temps, 13-08-2007
     A Sion, Jacques Bovier a créé un lieu décontracté qui męle ambiance bistrot et audace gastronomique.

Patricia Briel Lundi 13 ao$';t 2007 Qui a go$';té ŕ son cochon de lait confit au citron, miel de fleurs et Xér';s ne peut plus s‘en passer. Suc >>>


      LES PETITES PHRASES CHOCS DU PRÉSIDENT DE L‘UDC
      Le Temps, 13-08-2007
     Le Temps Lundi 13 ao$';t 2007 20 mai 2007, dans le SonntagsBlick, au sujet de l‘insistance de Micheline Calmy–Rey pour se rendre sur le Grütli: «Pourquoi tant d‘histoires? Le Grütli n‘est qu‘un pâturage avec des bouses de vaches.» (Ndlr: Ueli Maurer dit au >>>


      LES PROVOCATIONS D‘UELI MAURER SONT–ELLES BONNES POUR L‘UDC?
      Le Temps, 13-08-2007
     ELECTIONS. Le président du parti multiplie les éclats et les faux pas. Le Temps Lundi 13 ao$';t 2007 Ueli Maurer, président de l‘UDC, est omniprésent dans la campagne des élections fédérales du 21 octobre. Il multiplie les déclarations fracassantes sur les femmes, l&l >>>


      LES RISQUES DES «TOUS–MÉNAGES», NOUVELLE ARME RÉFÉRENDAIRE
      Le Temps, 13-08-2007
     DROITS POPULAIRES. L‘UDC semble ętre le premier parti ŕ avoir organisé une opération de récolte de signatures par la poste d‘une telle ampleur, mais l‘idée n‘est pas enti';rement neuve.

Denis Masmejan Lundi 13 ao$';t 2007 L‘UDC se targue >>>


      LONDRES S‘OUVRE Ŕ L‘ALTERNATIF
      Le Temps, 13-08-2007
     BOURSES. Le LSE répond ŕ l‘avantage acquis par Euronext Amsterdam. Eric Albert, Londres Lundi 13 ao$';t 2007 Les fonds alternatifs vont bientôt avoir leur propre marché ŕ Londres.

Alors que les introductions en bourse de hedge funds ou de fonds de private equity se sont mul >>>


      NOUVEAUX PAYSAGES D‘EUROPE. LE LAUSITZ, LA CHAÎNE DES LACS
      Le Temps, 13-08-2007
     Informations pratiques Les IBA, laboratoires de la construction et de l‘aménagement ECLAIRAGES Le Temps I Article Lausitz la chaîne des lacs Apr';s la faillite de ses exploitations de lignite, la vaste région du Lausitz en ex–Allemagne de l‘Est place ses espoirs dans une nouvelle >>>


      NOVAK DJOKOVIC S‘IMPOSE FACE Ŕ ROGER FEDERER
      Le Temps, 13-08-2007
     TENNIS. Le Serbe a battu le Bâlois en finale du tournoi de Montréal 7–6
2–6 7–6.

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      OUVERTURE DU LUCERNE FESTIVAL AVEC CLAUDIO ABBADO. BEETHOVEN, UNE NEUVIČME AU PARADIS
      Le Temps, 13-08-2007
     Ouverture du Lucerne Festival avec Claudio Abbado. Jean–Jacques Roth Lundi 13 ao$';t 2007 C‘est en p';lerins que se pressent désormais les mélomanes aux concerts d‘ouverture du Lucerne Festival. Depuis cinq ans, le chef italien Claudio Abbado y tient la baguette, entraînan >>>


      PETIT GUIDE DES PRINCIPAUX INDICATEURS STATISTIQUES DISPONIBLES
      Le Temps, 13-08-2007
     GESTION TRADITIONNELLE. L‘information statistique pour sélectionner les fonds est tr';s abondante, mais difficile ŕ interpréter et sujette ŕ manipulation.

Pierre Novello Lundi 13 ao$';t 2007 Pour faire sa sélection de fonds de placement, on ne peut se contenter de l >>>


      PULLY FOR NOISE, DERNIER DU NOM?
      Le Temps, 13-08-2007
     MUSIQUE. Le petit festival des environs lausannois maudit la météo, qui le met en péril: coups de cśur dans pulls en laine.

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      RENTRÉE DES CLASSES (1/5). RČGLEMENT DE COMPTES
      Le Temps, 13-08-2007
     Rentrée des classes (1/5). Benjamin Luis Lundi 13 ao$';t 2007 «Rends–moi mon stylo Bob l‘éponge. J‘te préviens si tu l‘fais pas tout de suite je sors ma trousse et je dégaine ma r';gle.» Effrayé, le camarade se retrouve avec l‘objet gradu& >>>


      REVERS EN AUSTRALIE POUR NOVARTIS
      Le Temps, 13-08-2007
     Le si';ge de Novartis ŕ Bâle. L´antidouleur Prexige est suspecté d´avoir causé deux déc';s en Australie. Photo: Keystone SANTE. Le médicament Prexige est retiré du marché apr';s plusieurs accidents graves.

Jean–Louis Richard Lundi 1 >>>


      ROLLING STONES, LE VERTIGE POUR QUELQUES POINTS CUMULUS
      Le Temps, 13-08-2007
     VAUD. Samedi soir, 42‘000 chanceux ont go$';té le concert du groupe mythique ŕ la Pontaise.

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      SAVEURS DU FRAN'';AIS. GÉMINATION, DOUDOUBLE SYLLABE
      Le Temps, 13-08-2007
     Chaque jour de l‘été, sans prétention, «Le Temps» déguste un mot de la langue française.

Nicolas Dudufour Lundi 13 ao$';t 2007 «Maimais qu‘elle est mimi celle–lŕ, ma Dorothée, elle a bien son doudou ? Elle a pas trop mal au nenez ma f >>>


      STARLETTE O‘HARA
      Le Temps, 13-08-2007
     NIKKI BLONSKY. Vendeuse de glaces devenue la vedette de «Hairspray», l‘adolescente s‘est adaptée ŕ la langue de bois hollywoodienne. Mais l‘icône se craquelle encore facilement.

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      UELI MAURER, LE PRÉSIDENT QUI EN FAIT TROP
      Le Temps, 13-08-2007
     Ueli Maurer. Le président de l´UDC concentre plus de pouvoir que jamais entre ses mains. Photo: Keystone • Le président de l‘UDC multiplie les exc';s et les volte–face depuis le lancement de la campagne.

• Faux pas d‘un homme trop seul ou tactique destinée ŕ ma >>>


      UN ENCOMBRANT CHARNIER
      Le Temps, 13-08-2007
     SLOVENIE. Découverte de milliers de corps de miliciens oustachis. Maurin Picard, Vienne Lundi 13 ao$';t 2007 Les corps gisaient dans une immense fosse commune, découverte par hasard en mars 1''' lors du chantier de construction d‘une autoroute en Slovénie, non loin de Maribor,  >>>


      UNE CHAUVE–SOURIS VOLE AU SECOURS DU SITE DE DRESDE INSCRIT AU PATRIMOINE MONDIAL
      Le Temps, 13-08-2007
     PATRIMOINE. Un projet de pont menace de défigurer le paysage baroque de Dresde, l‘un des joyaux de l‘Allemagne.

Céline Figui';re, Berlin Lundi 13 ao$';t 2007 La justice a suspendu jeudi la construction du pont projeté dans la vallée de l‘Elbe. La protection d >>>


      UNE RIXE Ŕ L‘ARME BLANCHE ENDEUILLE LA STREET PARADE
      Le Temps, 13-08-2007
     ZURICH. Un jeune homme est mort poignardé. Les agressions de ce type se multiplient.

Catherine Cossy Lundi 13 ao$';t 2007 L‘édition 2007 de la Street Parade de Zurich, placée sous le signe du respect par les organisateurs, a été marquée par plusieurs rixes au couteau. >>>


      VELLERAT, VINGT–CINQ ANNÉES D‘IRRÉDUCTIBILITÉ JURASSIENNE
      Le Temps, 13-08-2007
     JURA. La petite localité de 70 habitants est devenue jurassienne en 1''6, apr';s un combat qui l‘a vue s‘autoproclamer «commune libre» en 1'82.

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      ZAPPROPOS. CHRONIQUE D‘UN ANTÉPATHE (LÉGER) QUI S‘ASSUME BIEN
      Le Temps, 13-08-2007
     Zappropos. Olivier Perrin Lundi 13 ao$';t 2007 L‘Une chante, l‘autre pas (1'77). Dieu merci, ajoutait–on ŕ la sortie de ce film manifeste d‘Agn';s Varda, magnifique exemple de comédie féministe.

Et qui ouvre une nouvelle merveilleuse soirée d‘ >>>


      «ENCORE UN PEU DE JOHANNISBERG 1'42?»
      Le Temps, 13-08-2007
     GOUT. Les vins blancs valaisans peuvent vieillir longtemps. A Sierre, une dégustation d‘anciens millésimes l‘a prouvé.

Patricia Briel Lundi 13 ao$';t 2007 S‘il fallait une preuve du remarquable potentiel de vieillissement des vins blancs valaisans, celle–ci suffirai >>>


      &#8216;SHARKS&#8217; OMEBACK POSES DANGER IN SAUDI MARKET
      Arab News, 13-08-2007
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Sharks Comeback Poses Danger in Saudi Market Khalil Hanware, Arab News

JEDDAH, 13 August 2007 The Saudi stock market trading was dominated by the banking, telecom and insurance sectors yesterday. The Tadawul All–Share Index (TASI), after closing down for two c >>>


      BAHRAIN ESCHEWS LOOMING CREDIT CRISIS, SAYS BANKER
      Arab News, 13-08-2007
     Mehmood Rafique, Arab News MANAMA, 13 August 2007 Bahrain, being the financial center in the Middle East, is not likely to be hit by the looming credit crisis, senior bankers and experts suggested yesterday.

Martin Fish, CEO Bahrain and regional head Northern Gulf and Levant, Standard Chartered Bank, said that >>>


      CRACKDOWN ON COUNTERFEITING HEIGHTENS
      Arab News, 13-08-2007
     K.S. Ramkumar, Arab News Rado President Roland Streule briefs Swiss Consul General Adrien Evequoz about the features of a new collection exhibited at the Jeddah Hilton on Saturday night. (AN photo by Ghazi Mahdi)

JEDDAH, 13 August 2007 Counterfeiting of products is a global menace in which no less than the Worl >>>


      FOREIGN INVESTMENT IN KINGDOM RISES
      Arab News, 13-08-2007
     Sarah Abdullah, Arab News JEDDAH, 13 August 2007 The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has attracted SR68.6 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) last year, a recent statement issued by the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA) said.

The investments which primary came from the US, Japan, the European Un >>>


      IMPLICATIONS OF GLOBAL MARKETS RISK REPRICING
      Arab News, 13-08-2007
     Farhan Mahmood July was an extraordinary month for global financial markets. Across the world, stock markets witnessed buying frenzy, experienced escalated levels of euphoria followed by dramatic declines in price levels as fear and panic gripped the markets on US sub–prime mortgage concerns. The Dow Jones hit a r >>>


      INDIA ENTERS DANGEROUS WORLD OF METAL HEDGING
      Arab News, 13-08-2007
     Biman Mukherji, Reuters NEW DELHI, 13 August 2007 Indian metal producers and consumers are flocking to commodity exchanges to hedge their exposure to volatile prices after government restrictions were relaxed.

But firms face new perils if they dabble in this potentially expensive and high–stakes game.
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      INVESTORS FACE BIGGEST TEST IN SIX YEARS
      Arab News, 13-08-2007
     Jennifer Ablan, Reuters NEW YORK, 13 August 2007 Investors from the United States to Europe and Asia are facing their first real test of will since the bursting of the Internet stock bubble six years ago.

As losses on US subprime mortgage investments have shown up on bank and fund balance sheets around the worl >>>


      NEWSLINE
      Arab News, 13-08-2007
     Arab News Made in Bahrain Car Set for Takeoff Walid Mazi, Arab News MANAMA, 13 August 2007 The first "Made in Bahrain" car to be manufactured by RUF Bahrain will be ready by November, said Ahmed Al–Khan, chief executive officer of the companys partner Dyar Al–Bahrain. "The first production uni >>>


      SUKUK ISSUANCES GAINING POPULARITY
      Arab News, 13-08-2007
     Mushtak Parker, Arab News LONDON, 13 August 2007 Following the recent Sukuk issuances by Saudi corporates such as the SR5 billion Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) issue, the SR5 billion Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) issue and the $1 billion Dar Al–Arkan Real Estate Development Company issuance, it is n >>>


      AS A CHILD IS BORN
      Arab News, 13-08-2007
     Edited by Adil Salahi Q. It is a Sunnah to call the athan near a childs ear as the child is born. If it is not done, do the parents incur a sin? From another point of view, if a husband sucks the milk of his lactating wife, does it affect their marital relationship?

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      CERTAIN ASPECTS OF WORSHIP ALLOWED TO THE PROPHET ONLY
      Arab News, 13-08-2007
     Edited by Adil Salahi Q.1. A Hadith mentions that the Prophet always prayed the Sunnah of Fajr, and two rakahs after Asr; but it is well–known that there is no Sunnah to be offered after Asr.

Q.2. There are several contradictory reports about glorifying God aloud. Q.3. According to a Hadith in Al–Bu >>>


      THE QUR&#8217;ANIC DESCRIPTIONS OF HEAVEN
      Arab News, 13-08-2007
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The Quranic Descriptions of Heaven Edited by Adil Salahi

Q.1. The Quranic descriptions of heaven include that men will have maidens as spouses. Would women in heaven also have men for their entertainment?

Q.2. Many expatriates reach Makkah in the pilgrimage >>>


      WOMEN IN ISLAMIC SOCIETY &#8212; 33: WHEN LOOKING FOR A SPOUSE
      Arab News, 13-08-2007
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Women in Islamic Society 33: When Looking for a Spouse Dr. Abd Al–Haleem Abu Shuqqah

In most societies, the normal practice is that the prospective husband will propose marriage. A woman normally holds back from suggesting marriage, feeling that she should be >>>


      &#8216;INDIA–KINGDOM RELATIONS HAVE REACHED NEW HIGH&#8217;
      Arab News, 13-08-2007
     Arab News DHAHRAN, 13 August 2007 Noted Congress leader and an eminent Indian jurist has said that the bilateral relations between India and Saudi Arabia have reached new high under the leadership of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah and Indian Premier Manmohan Singh.

Muhammad Aslam Sayeed, a Cong >>>


      17 YEARS LATER MAN STILL OWNER OF CAR
      Arab News, 13-08-2007
     Arab News MADINAH, 13 August 2007 A Saudi man was shocked when he discovered that a car he had long sold off 17 years ago, was still under his ownership, the Al–Madinah newspaper reported yesterday. The man had paid a visit to the traffic department in Madinah to apply for a car plate for a new car when he discove >>>


      BEDBUG SPRAY KILLS YOUNG EGYPTIAN GIRLS
      Arab News, 13-08-2007
     Arab News JEDDAH, 13 August 2007 Two Egyptian girls died and a third was hospitalized after their home was sprayed with insecticide that their father had bought from a local store.

Two sisters Duaa, 4, and Ala, 6 died after their father sprayed their bedroom with the insecticide when they complained about bedbu >>>


      COMMISSION CLEARED IN EXPAT&#8217;S DEATH
      Arab News, 13-08-2007
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Commission Cleared in Expats Death Arab News

MADINAH, 13 August 2007 Police have released members of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice, who were accused of killing a Bangladeshi worker that they arrested for not praying. The commi >>>


      FODDER MARKET, CLOSED IN AL–DAWASER
      Arab News, 13-08-2007
     Arab News JEDDAH, 13 August 2007 The fodder market at Wadi Al–Dawaser has been closed after over 160 camels died and another 800 were left sick due to fodder sold at the market. Livestock owners have also contacted officials in the region, saying their only source of income is in danger. The 800 sick camels are cu >>>


      GYPSUM PLANT FINDS NO BACKERS IN AL–ASYAH
      Arab News, 13-08-2007
     Khaled Al–Awadh, Arab News BURAIDAH, 13 August 2007 Al–Asyah Municipality has rejected a proposal by the Al–Qasim Cement Company to build a new gypsum plant in the Al–Asyah area saying that the proposed plant is too close to residential areas and may cause health problems to local residents.
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      HAMID ANSARI: A DIPLOMAT WELL–VERSED IN THE ART OF POLITICS
      Arab News, 13-08-2007
     Syed Faisal Ali, Arab News Hamid Ansari JEDDAH, 13 August 2007 Hamid Ansari, a successful diplomat, versatile scholar and acclaimed writer brings with him a wealth of experience to the second highest office in India.

Generous to a fault and gracious to the hilt, Ansari brings to the vice presidency a new statur >>>


      JAIL, LASHES AND FINE FOR FRAUDSTER
      Arab News, 13-08-2007
     Arab News JEDDAH, 13 August 2007 A Jeddah court on Saturday sentenced a Saudi fraudster to 15 years in jail and 1,000 lashes and fined him SR1 million for cheating investors of SR1.2 billion.

Judge Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al–Shithri announced the verdict on Ahmad Sulaiman Al–Surairi, who has also been pre >>>


      PISJ–ES STUDENTS SET NEW RECORD OF OUTSTANDING RESULTS
      Arab News, 13-08-2007
     Arab News Areeba Ariz JEDDAH, 13 August 2007 Pakistan International School (English Section) Jeddah (PISJ–ES) students have set a new record of outstanding results at the 2007 IGCSE (O Level) and A Level examinations conducted by the British University of Cambridge.

Its A Level students have achieved ' >>>


      SAUDI IN HOMICIDE COMMITS SUICIDE
      Arab News, 13-08-2007
     Arab News SAIL, 13 August 2007 A young Saudi man committed suicide after shooting dead three of his relatives, including his brother, and injuring a fourth.

The man used his water truck to force his relatives, who were in a car, to stop before shooting them dead last week. He then fled in their car.

Au >>>


      SAUDI PAYS BLOOD MONEY, INDIAN WALKS FREE
      Arab News, 13-08-2007
     Mohammed Rasooldeen, Arab News RIYADH, 13 August 2007 A Saudi philanthropist walked into a courtroom in Hail yesterday and paid blood money on behalf of an Indian worker responsible for the death of a Sri Lankan in a road accident two years ago.

"I am paying this blood money not only to help the Indian wor >>>


      SAUDIS RETURNING FROM THAILAND FACE GRILLING
      Arab News, 13-08-2007
     Razan Baker, Arab News JEDDAH, 13 August 2007 The Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) did not inform travel agencies across the Kingdom of a ban on Saudis traveling to Thailand and so many Saudis, who visited the country at the beginning of the summer, have returned to face questioning from the Kingdoms autho >>>


      US CONSULATE IN JEDDAH MOVING TO NEW LOCATION
      Arab News, 13-08-2007
     Maha Akeel, Arab News JEDDAH, 13 August 2007 The US Consulate in Jeddah is to be relocated within two to three years at a new site on the corner of King Road (Al–Malik Road) and Sari Street. Work is currently under way to prepare the new location, which will also serve as the consul generals residence.

Ac >>>


      YOUTH GETS 70 LASHES FOR INSULTING POLICE
      Arab News, 13-08-2007
     Arab News BAHA, 13 August 2007 Authorities here sentenced a 24–year–old man to 70 lashes in public for insulting police officers. Said Al–Ghamdi, a police spokesman, told Al–Madinah daily that this is the first time that a person is being lashed for insulting policemen.
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      20,000 PASSENGERS STUCK AT LA AIRPORT
      Arab News, 13-08-2007
     Associated Press LOS ANGELES, 13 August 2007 Weary international passengers were stuck at Los Angeles International Airport for hours, unable to set foot in the United States after a computer failure prevented customs officials from screening arrivals.

More than 20,000 international passengers, both Americans a >>>


      '8% FAVOR BAN ON SMOKING AT WORKPLACE
      Arab News, 13-08-2007
     K.T. Abdurabb, Arab News DUBAI, 13 August 2007 A smokers life span is shortened by about five minutes for each cigarette smoked. On average, those killed by smoking have lost 10–15 years of life. And a majority of professionals in the Middle East prefer to work in a smoke–free environment.

The lates >>>


      DARFUR TRIBES SIGN PACT
      Arab News, 13-08-2007
     Agencies KHARTOUM, 13 August 2007 Rival Darfur Arab tribes have signed a truce after more than 140 people died in clashes, an official and tribal leaders said yesterday. "Its an agreement to cease hostilities," Mohammed Ahmed Hassan, a Terjem tribal leader, told Reuters of the deal his tribe signed with the Ri >>>


      EGYPTIAN GOVT SLAMS US &#8216;INTERFERENCE&#8217; ON HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUE
      Arab News, 13-08-2007
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Egyptian Govt Slams US Interference on Human Rights Issue Agence France Presse

CAIRO, 13 August 2007 Egypt yesterday criticized what it called US interference in its internal affairs after Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice joined a growing chorus of American criti >>>


      EIGHT KILLED IN DUBAI ROAD ACCIDENTS
      Arab News, 13-08-2007
     Shadiah Abdullah, Arab News DUBAI, 13 August 2007 The past weekend has been a deadly one on Dubai roads with as many as eight people being killed and 11 others injured in various car accidents across the city.

In one accident, a pedestrian died after being knocked off the Al–Manara Bridge on Sheikh Zayed >>>


      EXILED LEADERS REJECT CALL TO STAY AWAY
      Arab News, 13-08-2007
     Sami Zubeiri, Agence France Presse ISLAMABAD, 13 August 2007 Pakistans main opposition leaders have roundly rejected President Pervez Musharrafs call not to return home until after the forthcoming general elections, party officials said yesterday.

Musharraf said on Saturday that former prime ministers Benazir B >>>


      IMRAN: WAR ON TERROR A LEGACY OF PARTITION
      Arab News, 13-08-2007
     Agence France Presse LONDON, 13 August 2007 Former Pakistan cricket captain turned politician Imran Khan linked the "war on terror" to the legacy of partition 60 years ago, in an interview published yesterday.

With the anniversary of Pakistans formation looming this week, Khan said his country had had >>>


      IRAQI PM CALLS CRISIS TALKS
      Arab News, 13-08-2007
     Agencies Relatives and friends attend the funeral of Diwaniya Gov. Khalil Jalil Hamza and his bodyguard in Najaf on Sunday. Hamza and the police chief of Diwaniya province were killed when a roadside bomb hit their convoy of vehicles on Saturday. (R)

BAGHDAD, 13 August 2007 Prime Minister Nuri Al–Maliki y >>>


      KEY PALESTINIAN FIGURES TO FORM NEW PARTY
      Arab News, 13-08-2007
     Mohammed Mari, Arab News Sacked Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh waves to supporters as he rides a boat off Gaza City on Sunday. (AFP)

RAMALLAH, West Bank, 13 August 2007 Disillusioned with the stalemate in the Palestinian arena caused by ongoing dispute between the rivals Fatah and Hamas, a group of P >>>


      KUWAITI FIRM DENIES IT KIDNAPPED FILIPINOS
      Arab News, 13-08-2007
     Diana Elias, Associated Press KUWAIT CITY, 13 August 2007 A Kuwaiti contracting firm denied yesterday allegations it kidnapped Filipino workers by bringing them to Iraq without their knowledge to build the new US Embassy there, and threatened to pursue those who made the claim.

The companys denial came days aft >>>


      LEBANON REJECTS FATAH AL–ISLAM SURRENDER TERMS
      Arab News, 13-08-2007
     Agence France Presse NAHR Al–BARED, Lebanon, 13 August 2007 The Lebanese Army yesterday rejected a conditional offer of surrender by Islamist extremists in a besieged Palestinian refugee camp in the north of the country, a mediator said.

"The Islamists spokesman Shahin Shahin made known an offer to g >>>


      MANMOHAN CONDEMNS KILLINGS IN ASSAM
      Arab News, 13-08-2007
     Nilofar Suhrawardy, Arab News NEW DELHI, 13 August 2007 Within a week 34 Hindi–speaking people have been killed in Assams Karbi Anglong district by militants belonging to the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) and the Karbi Longri National Liberation Front (KLNLF). Prime Minister Manmohan Singh yester >>>


      MILITANTS KILL US SPIES IN TRIBAL AREA
      Arab News, 13-08-2007
     Azhar Masood & Associated Press MIRANSHAH, Pakistan, 13 August 2007 Suspected militants decapitated one Afghan man and shot dead another on suspicion of being spies for the United States, in the troubled region yesterday, sources said.

Residents found a body with a severed head, hands and legs dumped on a r >>>


      PAKISTAN AND AFGHANISTAN VOW TO FIGHT MILITANTS JOINTLY
      Arab News, 13-08-2007
     Sayed Salahuddin, Reuters KABUL, 13 August 2007 Pakistans president acknowledged yesterday that Afghan militants were operating from Pakistani soil, as he and his Afghan counterpart vowed joint efforts to fight Taleban and Al–Qaeda.

The two neighbors have more often traded barbed accusations than worked t >>>


      POLISARIO SEEKS TRUST–BUILDING STEPS AT TALKS
      Arab News, 13-08-2007
     Agence France Presse ALGIERS, 13 August 2007 A UN proposal for Morocco and the Polisario Front to discuss confidence–building measures at Western Sahara peace talks is a welcome move that could help lead to a solution, the independence movement said yesterday.

Polisario official Mohamed Beissat said measu >>>


      RALLY CALLS FOR REVIVAL OF CALIPHATE
      Arab News, 13-08-2007
     Agence France Presse Members of Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia carry flags during the International Caliphate Conference at Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta on Sunday. (Reuters)

JAKARTA, 13 August 2007 More than 70,000 members of a hard–line Muslim group held a rally in Indonesia that heard calls for a caliphate or >>>


      SP THREATENS TO STALL PARLIAMENT OVER PANEL REPORT
      Arab News, 13-08-2007
     Shahid Raza Burney, Arab News MUMBAI, 13 August 2007 The general secretary of the Samajwadi Party Amar Singh and Maharashtra state Samajwadi Party president and member of Parliament Abu Asim Azmi threatened that their 44 MPs in the Lok Sabha (Lower House) and 17 MPs in the Rajya Sabha, would stall proceedings in both th >>>


      SRI LANKA SAYS REBELS KILL 5 WITH BOMB, MORTARS
      Arab News, 13-08-2007
     Agencies COLOMBO, 13 August 2007 Sri Lankas Tamil Tigers killed four soldiers with a roadside bomb attached to a bicycle in the islands far northern Jaffna Peninsula yesterday, the military said.

A 65–year–old man was killed in a separate rebel attack on a northern village, it said. "They attac >>>


      TWO KOREANS TO BE FREED TODAY, SAYS GOVERNOR
      Arab News, 13-08-2007
     Akram Walizada, Reuters GHAZNI, Afghanistan, 13 August 2007 Two ailing South Korean hostages held by the Taleban are to be freed this morning, the governor of the Afghan province where they were abducted said yesterday.

"The Taleban are releasing two sick female hostages as a gesture of good faith. Theyll >>>


      TWO SOLDIERS KILLED AS FIRE DESTROYS KASHMIR ARMS DEPOT
      Arab News, 13-08-2007
     Mukhtar Ahmed & Agencies SRINAGAR, 13 August 2007 Two soldiers were killed and at least 40 people injured in a major fire that destroyed one of Indias largest munitions depots located in northern Jammu and Kashmir state, news reports said yesterday.

The fire that broke out at the Khandroo facility in Anantn >>>


      3 KILLED IN MO. CHURCH SHOOTING
      Washington Post, 13-08-2007
     NEOSHO, Mo. –– A gunman opened fire in the sanctuary of a southwest Missouri church Sunday, killing a pastor and two worshippers and wounding several others, authorities said.

One of the victims was the Rev. Kernal Rehobson, 44, who led the local congregation of predominantly Micronesian worshippers >>>



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