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      AVEC LE CONCERT D‘ELTON JOHN, VEVEY RÉALISE UNE BONNE AFFAIRE QU‘ELLE ESPČRE RENOUVELER
      Le Temps, 16-08-2007
     VAUD. La venue du chanteur collectionneur de lunettes sur la place du Marché: une opération ŕ 1,7 million de francs, pour laquelle la Ville ne dépense qu‘une paille. Et qu‘elle veut répéter chaque année, avant le Festival de Montreux.

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      CRIME DE LANDECY: LE MARI ARRĘTÉ AU BURKINA FASO
      Le Temps, 16-08-2007
     GENEVE. Deux inspecteurs sont ŕ Ouagadougou pour entendre le suspect, interpellé par la police du pays.

Sandra Moro Jeudi 16 ao$';t 2007 Fousseny Bagayogo, le mari de la victime du crime de Landecy ŕ Gen';ve (LT du '.08.2007), a été arręté mardi par la polic >>>


      CUISINE ET INDÉPENDANCE
      Le Temps, 16-08-2007
     POOJA PAHWA. Elle enseigne ŕ son domicile lausannois les bases de la gastronomie indienne. Rencontre ŕ la table familiale, le jour du soixanti';me anniversaire de l‘Indépendance de son pays.

Florence Gaillard Jeudi 16 ao$';t 2007 Au menu de midi, ce 15 ao$';t oů l >>>


      DISTINCTION POUR UN LOGICIEL CRÉÉ Ŕ FRIBOURG
      Le Temps, 16-08-2007
     GESTION DE CONTRATS. La société Symfact reçoit la meilleure note du consultant Gartner.

Jean–Claude Péclet Jeudi 16 ao$';t 2007 Un logiciel de gestion de contrats réalisé par la société fribourgeoise Symfact a obtenu la meilleure note («strong positive& >>>


      ELECTIONS: UN LIVRE LIBÉRAL ET UN QUIZ POLITIQUE
      Le Temps, 16-08-2007
     CAMPAGNE. Le Parti radical et l‘UDC innovent. La lecture de ce texte (''' caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne. S‘abonner ŕ l‘édition en ligne pour 17 CHF par mois Permet de consulter tous les articles du jour, des archives, les édition >>>


      ELVIS AUX ORDRES DU COLONEL PARKER
      Le Temps, 16-08-2007
     CULTE. Manager sans merci, le Colonel Parker a dirigé d‘une main de fer la carri';re d‘un artiste traité comme une bęte de foire.

Alain Croubalian Jeudi 16 ao$';t 2007 TCB, Taking Care of Business, était le mot d‘ordre d‘Elvis, mort il y a exactement tr >>>


      EN PLEIN BOOM DE LA CONSTRUCTION, LA CHINE B'4;TIT VITE, MAL ET AU RABAIS
      Le Temps, 16-08-2007
     Selon les premiers éléments de l´enquęte, la structure du pont n´était pas stable. La qualité des matériaux pourrait aussi ętre mise en doute.

Photo: Keystone ASIE. Un pont ŕ peine achevé s‘est effondré lundi. Une soixantaine d‘ouvriers aur >>>


      FC SION, DANS LA LUCARNE
      Le Temps, 16-08-2007
     Christian Constantin, patron du FC Sion, a donné son feu vert pour une web TV dédiée ŕ son club. Photo: Keystone FOOTBALL. Le club valaisan prépare le lancement de sa chaîne de TV on line.

Un défi audacieux. Ludovic Chappex Jeudi 16 ao$';t 2007 Il s‘est finalement >>>


      FRIBOURG ET BERNE Ŕ NOUVEAU SUR LES RAILS DANS UNE DIZAINE DE JOURS
      Le Temps, 16-08-2007
     A la hauteur de Flamatt. Camions, sondes et pelles mécaniques fonctionent ŕ plein régime, de jour comme de nuit. Photo: Keystone FRIBOURG. Des travaux urgents vont permettre la reprise du trafic sur une voie d';s samedi 25 ao$';t. Six ŕ neuf mois seront en revanche nécessaires pou >>>


      GENČVE APPRIVOISE LES GRAFFEURS
      Le Temps, 16-08-2007
     ART URBAIN. Des graffitis sous contrôle. David Maccabez Jeudi 16 ao$';t 2007 Souvent considéré comme un acte de vandalisme, le graff‘ deviendrait–il une mani';re d‘égayer les murs de nos villes? Trois artistes–graffeurs genevois, Jazi, Serval et Jag, ont en tout >>>


      HARO SUR LE «MADE IN CHINA»
      Le Temps, 16-08-2007
     Des figurines de «Batman» retirées du marché. Les consomateurs américains se sentent prisonniers de la mondialisation et le «made in USA» devient synonyme de repli salutaire. Photo: Keystone • Le rappel de 20 millions de jouets par Mattel relance la méfiance envers les produits chinois. Mais l‘ >>>


      JUSTE AU CORPS: ARLETTE–ELSA EMCH
      Le Temps, 16-08-2007
     Présidente de Calvin Klein – ck watch &jewelry Co. Ltd. La lecture de ce texte (2684 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      L‘ACTION UBS CHUTE ENCORE AU LENDEMAIN DES RÉSULTATS
      Le Temps, 16-08-2007
     MARCHE. Avalanche de révisions ŕ la baisse des ratings et des objectifs d‘analystes.

Myret Zaki Jeudi 16 ao$';t 2007 Mercredi, l‘action UBS (UBSN.VX) creusait ses pertes de la veille, perdant jusqu‘ŕ 3% en cours de séance, ŕ 61,55 francs, avant de se reprendre p >>>


      L‘AIDE AUX PAYS DU SUD SOUS LE FEU DE LA CRITIQUE
      Le Temps, 16-08-2007
     DEVELOPPEMENT. Le soutien de la Suisse doit ętre porté ŕ 0,7% du produit national brut, clament des élus. Mais la cohérence avec la politique économique extérieure paraît primordiale.

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      L‘INDE ANNONCE DES MESURES ANTI–PAUVRETÉ
      Le Temps, 16-08-2007
     ANNIVERSAIRE. Le premier ministre offre une aide de six milliards de dollars aux paysans.

Le Temps Jeudi 16 ao$';t 2007 L‘Inde a célébré mercredi le 60e anniversaire de son indépendance. Le premier ministre Manmohan Singh a salué un pays démocratique et en pleine crois >>>


      L‘OR BLEU, TRÉSOR CONVOITÉ DU SOUS–SOL
      Le Temps, 16-08-2007
     RESSOURCES. Les plus grandes réserves d‘eau douce de la plan';te se situent dans son sous–sol. Y compris dans ses régions les plus arides. Comment les exploiter? Et surtout comment en faire bon usage?

Aline Dépraz Jeudi 16 ao$';t 2007 De l‘eau sous le Darfour? Ce >>>


      L‘ÉTÉ DE L‘ART. ENTRE BIENNALE DE VENISE ET DOCUMENTA, RETOUR SUR IMAGES (2). «POUVOIR ENTRER DANS LES ŚUVRES PAR DIVERS CÔTÉS»
      Le Temps, 16-08-2007
     Caroline Nicod. Philippe Mathonnet Jeudi 16 ao$';t 2007 L‘été 2007 devait combler les curieux d‘art contemporain. D';s juin s‘ouvrait en effet la Biennale de Venise, se tenait la foire d‘Art Basel, puis venaient la Documenta de Kassel et les Skulptur Projekte Münster >>>


      LA BOURSE SUISSE DU 15 AOŰT 2007
      Le Temps, 16-08-2007
     FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article La bourse suisse du 15 ao$';t 2007 Les bon chiffres de Nestlé tire le SMI.

Anker Bank Jeudi 16 ao$';t 2007 La bourse suisse a terminé la journée d‘hier en nette reprise. La progression est due en grande partie au spectaculaire bond des acti >>>


      LA LANDSGEMEINDE RENAÎTRA–T–ELLE EN APPENZELL?
      Le Temps, 16-08-2007
     APPENZELL RHODES–EXTERIEURES. Des citoyens qui voient dans la disparition de l‘assemblée une des raisons de la crise d‘identité du canton s‘apprętent ŕ lancer une initiative pour la rétablir.

Catherine Cossy Jeudi 16 ao$';t 2007 Dix ans apr';s sa s >>>


      LA NEIGE, COMME EN SONGE
      Le Temps, 16-08-2007
     BEAUX–ARTS. Le château de Saint–Maurice cél';bre Samivel et ses pages enneigées. La lecture de ce texte (2463 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      LA RÉPONSE DE PÉKIN
      Le Temps, 16-08-2007
     Pr';s des 80% de jouets exportés sont traités par les importateurs eux–męmes. La Chine leur demande de prendre leurs responsabilités. Tristan de Bourbon, Pékin Jeudi 16 ao$';t 2007 Le rappel demandé par Mattel de 18,2 millions de jouets fabriqués en Chine semble &# >>>


      LE DOLLAR ET LE YEN PROFITENT DES REMOUS
      Le Temps, 16-08-2007
     DEVISE. La brusque poussée de l‘aversion au risque bénéficie peu au franc. Jean–Louis Richard Jeudi 16 ao$';t 2007 La devise américaine, généralement considérée comme la plus s$';re lorsque les investisseurs courent aux abris, a continué de s‘a >>>


      LE NORD DE L‘IRAK, NOUVELLE CIBLE DE L‘ISLAM RADICAL
      Le Temps, 16-08-2007
     MOYEN–ORIENT. Un quadruple attentat dévaste la région. Au moins 200 morts et 375 blessés.

Stéphane Bussard Jeudi 16 ao$';t 2007 Quelques heures plus tôt, les leaders politiques irakiens déjeunaient ensemble pour préparer un sommet de crise pour sortir le pays du c >>>


      LE PS EST PARALYSÉ PAR SA DÉMOCRATIE INTERNE
      Le Temps, 16-08-2007
     Des délégués du Parti socialiste suisse. Photo: Keystone ORGANISATION. Selon des élus, le parti, souffrant d‘une structure trop lourde, manque de réactivité, notamment en période de campagne.

Ron Hochuli Jeudi 16 ao$';t 2007 Le dernier barom';tre élec >>>


      LES AMBITIONS DE MERRILL LYNCH CAPITAL MARKETS EN SUISSE
      Le Temps, 16-08-2007
     L‘action UBS chute encore au lendemain des résultats Les bourses hésitent ŕ se stabiliser La bourse suisse du 15 ao$';t 2007 FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article Les ambitions de Merrill Lynch Capital Markets en Suisse PORTRAIT. Christian de Prati, le nouveau responsable de la division instit >>>


      LES AS DE LA BISTRONOMIE (4/6). JEAN–YVES ANDRÉ, DOUCEUR DE VIVRE ET MORCEAUX DE CHOËX
      Le Temps, 16-08-2007
     Esth';te, contemplatif, amoureux de la montagne, le chef franco–valaisan fait, sur les hauts de Monthey, une cuisine foisonnante, végétale, fleurie, revenue de tous les faux–semblants du luxe.

Véronique Zbinden Jeudi 16 ao$';t 2007 Pour un peu, on passerait sans s&lsquo >>>


      LES BOURSES HÉSITENT Ŕ SE STABILISER
      Le Temps, 16-08-2007
     SONDAGE. Les gérants interrogés par Merrill Lynch n‘accréditent pas le scénario du pire.

Angélique Mounier–Kuhn Jeudi 16 ao$';t 2007 La séance de mercredi ŕ de nouveau mis les nerfs des investisseurs ŕ rude épreuve. Elle a été inaugur >>>


      LES DESSOUS DU JUGEMENT «NOVARTIS/INDE»
      Le Temps, 16-08-2007
     L‘invitée. Valérie Junod, Me Junod enseigne le droit pharmaceutique ŕ la Faculté de droit de l‘Université de Gen';ve Jeudi 16 ao$';t 2007 Le jugement rendu le 6 ao$';t par la Haute Cour indienne de Madras× a eu un important retentissement en Suisse, puisqu >>>


      LES DISTRIBUTEURS ÉTRANGERS PEINENT Ŕ CONQUÉRIR LES CONSOMMATEURS JAPONAIS
      Le Temps, 16-08-2007
     SUPERMARCHE. Pour la sixi';me année consécutive, la chaîne Seiyu, filiale de Wal–Mart, annonce des chiffres rouges. Les spécificités de la consommation sur l‘Archipel demeurent mystérieuses pour la plupart des chaînes occidentales.

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      LES PASDARAN DANS LE COLLIMATEUR DE WASHINGTON
      Le Temps, 16-08-2007
     IRAN. Les Etats–Unis veulent placer les Gardiens de la Révolution sur la liste des organisations terroristes.

Delphine Minoui, Le Caire Jeudi 16 ao$';t 2007 En envisageant de placer les Gardiens de la Révolution sur la liste des organisations terroristes, Washington vise un des organes le >>>


      LES ROMANDS DOIVENT SE BATTRE
      Le Temps, 16-08-2007
     Editorial. Yelmarc Roulet Jeudi 16 ao$';t 2007 Le ciel et la terre viendraient–ils au secours des Romands? L‘accident géologique survenu sur la ligne Fribourg–Berne lors des récentes intempéries ne peut que renforcer leur volonté croissante de défendre leurs intér&# >>>


      LES RÉSULTATS MIROBOLANTS DE NESTLÉ RÉCONFORTENT LA BOURSE
      Le Temps, 16-08-2007
     ALIMENTAIRE. Le groupe veveysan cartonne et offre 25 milliards ŕ ses actionnaires. Le Temps Jeudi 16 ao$';t 2007 Peter Brabeck, dont le successeur ŕ la tęte de Nestlé sera désigné en septembre tandis que lui se concentrera sur la présidence du conseil d‘administration, off >>>


      LES RÉSULTATS SEMESTRIELS DE NESTLÉ DÉPASSENT TOUTES LES PRÉVISIONS
      Le Temps, 16-08-2007
     ALIMENTATION. Le groupe veveysan enregistre un bénéfice net de pr';s de 5 milliards de francs. Au second semestre, la pression sur les co$';ts pourrait s‘accentuer.

Marie–Laure Chapatte Jeudi 16 ao$';t 2007 Nestlé éblouit avec ses résultats semestriels. >>>


      MATTEL (SUISSE) ADMET UNE RESPONSABILITÉ PARTAGÉE
      Le Temps, 16-08-2007
     La réponse de Pékin TEMPS FORT Le Temps I Article Mattel (Suisse) admet une responsabilité partagée Migros et les autres détaillants ont retiré les 5'5 jouets potentiellement dangereux fabriqués par l‘entreprise américaine en Chine.

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      MOSCOU ENTEND FAIRE DU GROUPE DE SHANGHAI UNE NOUVELLE ARME CONTRE L‘OTAN
      Le Temps, 16-08-2007
     STRATEGIE. Au sommet annuel de Bichkek, la Russie va tenter de muscler l‘organisation.

Stéphane Bussard Jeudi 16 ao$';t 2007 Agacée par l‘extension de l‘Organisation du traité de l‘Atlantique Nord (OTAN) aux pays Baltes et ŕ plusieurs Etats de l‘Est europ >>>


      MÉFIONS–NOUS DU DROIT INTERNATIONAL!
      Le Temps, 16-08-2007
     COURRIER DES LECTEURS Le Temps I Article Méfions–nous du droit international!

François Brélaz, député UDC, Cheseaux–sur–Lausanne (VD) Jeudi 16 ao$';t 2007 Christoph Blocher a évoqué ŕ plusieurs reprises une certaine opposition au droit internation >>>


      NESTLÉ REND 25 MILLIARDS Ŕ SES ACTIONNAIRES ET EXPLOSE EN BOURSE
      Le Temps, 16-08-2007
     Peter Brabeck, président et directeur général de Nestlé. Photo: Keystone ALIMENTATION. Le leader mondial n‘envisage pas d‘acquisitions majeures pour l‘instant. Son programme de rachats d‘actions et d‘excellents résultats font bondir le cours de l‘action.
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      QUOI DE NEUF. LA RENTRÉE DES CLASSES (4/5). DEUX MINUTES DE COLLE
      Le Temps, 16-08-2007
     Quoi de neuf. La rentrée des classes (4/5). Benjamin Luis Jeudi 16 ao$';t 2007 Tricher est passible de plusieurs heures de colle. Et tricher avec son bâton de colle, ça va chercher dans les combien?

Le tube «Math Magic» pousse au vice: il permet de tricher discr';tement >>>


      REPČRE. L‘ART DE SAVOIR SE TAIRE
      Le Temps, 16-08-2007
     Rep';re. Jean–Claude Péclet Jeudi 16 ao$';t 2007 Il est trop tôt pour tirer les leçons de la crise estivale des marchés, mais intéressant d‘observer leur réaction selon la crédibilité accordée aux ténors qui s‘expriment. Mercredi, Shinzo >>>


      RHÔNE ET SAÔNE, LA NOUVELLE CONFLUENCE. LA PRESQU‘ÎLE RÉAMÉNAGÉE OŮ S‘ÉPANOUIT LE CŚUR DE LYON
      Le Temps, 16-08-2007
     La deuxi';me ville de France, qui veut tenir son rang européen, a engagé un ambitieux programme de développement. Il passe par la mise en valeur de la vaste friche industrielle et portuaire au–delŕ de la gare de Perrache.

Lorette Coen, Lyon Jeudi 16 ao$';t 2007 Il est de >>>


      SAVEURS DU FRAN'';AIS. PÉRISSOLOGIE, DIRE PLUSIEURS FOIS
      Le Temps, 16-08-2007
     Chaque jour de l‘été, sans prétention, «Le Temps» déguste un mot de la langue française.

Nicolas Dufour Jeudi 16 ao$';t 2007 Souffrez,

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      UN SOUFFLE D‘EXOTISME THÉ'4;TRAL Ŕ ZURICH
      Le Temps, 16-08-2007
     Les interpr';tes de l´extravagant «Péplum». Photo: Laurent Philippe FESTIVAL. Ce soir s‘ouvre sur les rives du lac la 28e édition du Theater Spektakel, avec un programme qui privilégie des troupes belges et australiennes.

A l‘affiche, une quarantaine de spectacles jusqu&l >>>


      UNE VIDÉO NÉO–NAZIE SČME LE TROUBLE EN RUSSIE
      Le Temps, 16-08-2007
     INTERNET. Un «parti national–socialiste» russe revendique l‘exécution de deux «colonisateurs».

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      ZURICH, LE BUT DE L‘ESPOIR Ŕ LA '7E MINUTE
      Le Temps, 16-08-2007
     FOOTBALL. Le FCZ a tenu le Besiktas Istanbul en échec 1–1 hier soir au Hardturm.

Julie Conti Jeudi 16 ao$';t 2007 C‘est dans les premi';res et les derni';res minutes de jeu que s‘est joué le match aller qualificatif pour la Ligue des champions entre le FC Zuric >>>


      BUSINESSLINE: DANA GAS RECORDS PROFIT IN 6 MONTHS
      Arab News, 16-08-2007
     Arab News DUBAI, 16 August 2007 Dana Gas, Middle Easts first private sector regional natural gas company, has achieved first half year of operating profits, with total revenues rising to AED443 million in 171 days of gas production operations, resulting in gross operating cash profit of AED226 million.

The fina >>>


      DMCC, FORTIS EXTEND $17.8M LOAN TO INTL
      Arab News, 16-08-2007
     Arab News DUBAI, 16 August 2007 Dubai Gold Receipt (DGR), an electronic warehouse receipt system operated by the Dubai Multi Commodities Center (DMCC), has facilitated Fortis to extend $17.8 million in financing to INTL Commodities, a DMCC member company and part of a group that has offices around the world, including D >>>


      EMAAR LISTED IN TOP 10 OF S&P&#8217;S INDEX
      Arab News, 16-08-2007
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Emaar Listed in Top 10 of Ss Index Arab News

DUBAI, 16 August 2007 Emaar Properties PJSC, the UAE–based property developer, has been ranked in the Top 10 of Standard and Poors (Ss) IFCG Extended Frontier 150 Index for frontier equity markets, which covers cons >>>


      FBL POSTS $21.1 MILLION HALF–YEAR PROFIT
      Arab News, 16-08-2007
     Mehmood Rafique, Arab News BAHRAIN, 16 August 2007 Ithmaar Bank, a globally focused investment bank based in Bahrain, announced that its Pakistani subsidiary Faysal Bank Limited (FBL) achieved a $21.1 million net profit for the first six months of the year, a healthy 18 percent leap from the $17.' million earned dur >>>


      GLOBAL MARKETS SLIDE FURTHER
      Arab News, 16-08-2007
     Toby Anderson, Associated Press LONDON, 16 August 2007 Global stock markets slid further yesterday as they battled persistent jitters over a credit crunch started by problems in the US subprime loan sector and as broader concerns emerged about the US economy.

The UKs FTSE–100 dipped 0.6 percent to 6,106.5 >>>


      RELIANCE UNLEASHES &#8216;RETAIL REVOLUTION&#8217;
      Arab News, 16-08-2007
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Reliance Unleashes Retail Revolution Penny MacRae, Agence France Presse

NEW DELHI, 16 August 2007 Indian giant Reliance Industries opened the nations biggest superstore yesterday and announced plans for hundreds more in what it called another step in its drive to un >>>


      SHAMIL BANK CUTS STAKE IN MEEZAN TO 7%
      Arab News, 16-08-2007
     Mehmood Rafique, Arab News BAHRAIN, 16 August 2007 Shamil Bank of Bahrain, a leading Islamic retail and investment bank, has reduced its stake in Karachi–based Meezan Bank from 26 to 7 percent. Shamil Banks sale of 1' percent ownership of the institution, Pakistans first licensed Islamic bank, netted a healthy >>>


      STRICTLY BUSINESS
      Arab News, 16-08-2007
     Arab News NCB The National Commercial Bank recently signed a cooperation agreement with the Department of Education, Madinah, to set up a speech and hearing laboratory at the Hope Institute. Mahmoud Turkistani, head of NCB community service unit, signed the deal with Dr. Bahjat Junaid, director general of Education in M >>>


      US INFLATION SLOWS, INDUSTRIAL OUTPUT UP
      Arab News, 16-08-2007
     Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press WASHINGTON A big drop in the cost of gasoline in July contributed to the smallest rise in consumer prices in eight months while US industrial output posted a solid gain.

Consumer prices, which had been surging earlier in the year, edged up a tiny 0.1 percent last month, the s >>>


      COMMENTARY: DIVERGENT DESTINIES
      Arab News, 16-08-2007
     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, 16-08-2007
     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, 16-08-2007
     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 >>>


      WOMEN IN ISLAMIC SOCIETY — 32: EQUAL APPLICABILITY OF DIVINE RULES
      Arab News, 16-08-2007
     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 >>>


      &#8216;JUST DON&#8217;T TOUCH MY KABSA&#8217;
      Arab News, 16-08-2007
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Just Dont Touch My Kabsa Mahmoud Ahmad, Arab News

JEDDAH, 16 August 2007 A Saudi man was recently left shocked and disappointed when he went to buy his usual kabsa from his favorite food joint. To his surprise the price of kabsa (a meal comprising rice and chicken o >>>


      ART EXPERTS WARN OF HIDDEN MESSAGES IN CITY MONUMENTS
      Arab News, 16-08-2007
     Khaled Al–Awadh, Arab News BURAIDAH, 16 August 2007 Municipal workers around the country exert great effort in beautifying streets and squares with giant sculptures and monuments.

However, according to art experts in the Kingdom, the workers seem to lack an understanding of the negative hidden messages th >>>


      HONESTY IS ALIVE AND WELL IN MAKKAH
      Arab News, 16-08-2007
     Arab News MAKKAH, 16 August 2007 There arent many places one can accidentally drop a wad of cash and expect to recover it later. But when a Saudi man accidentally left SR',000 in a taxi, he later discovered that basic human decency still exists in the big, mean world. The daily Al–Madinah reported yesterday th >>>


      INDIAN EXPATS CELEBRATE INDEPENDENCE DAY
      Arab News, 16-08-2007
     Arab News After unfurling the national flag at the Embassy of India in Riyadh, Ambassador M.O.H. Farook and community members take part in the singing of the national anthem on Wednesday. (AN photo)

RIYADH/JEDDAH, 16 August 2007 On the occasion of the 61st Independence Day of India, colorful flag hoisting cerem >>>


      KING ABDULLAH WASHES KAABA
      Arab News, 16-08-2007
     Arab News Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah kisses the black stone on the Kaaba wall during the circumambulation of the Holy House on Tuesday night. (SPA)

MAKKAH, 16 August 2007 Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah washed the Holy Kaaba on Tuesday night in the presence of princes, promi >>>


      LAFIR NEW SRI LANKAN CG
      Arab News, 16-08-2007
     Mohammed Rasooldeen, Arab News RIYADH, 16 August 2007 Sri Lanka has named A.L.M. Lafir as its new consul general in Jeddah. He is scheduled to arrive early next week.

Lafir succeeds Masihudeen Inamullah, who left for Colombo on June 30 on completion of his tour of duty in the Kingdom.

Lafir, who is the >>>


      PRESTIGIOUS PAK AWARD CONFERRED ON ARAB NEWS EDITOR IN CHIEF
      Arab News, 16-08-2007
     Khaled Almaeena JEDDAH, 16 August 2007 Khaled Almaeena, Arab News editor in chief, has been conferred the Civil Award of Sitara–e–Imtiaz by the Pakistan government.

The award was conferred by the Pakistan president on Almaeena for his excellent services in fostering Saudi–Pakistan relations, a >>>


      SAUDI HOMEBUYERS UNHAPPY WITH BANKS, INSTALLMENT COMPANIES
      Arab News, 16-08-2007
     Arab News JEDDAH, 16 August 2007 Bassam Bahamdan, a young Saudi working in a hypermarket in Jeddah, was shocked when he realized that he would end up paying three times the value of the house he plans to buy by borrowing money from a bank if he took 20 years to pay back the loan.

He realized that 40 percent of >>>


      STUDENTS TACKLE MATH PHOBIA THROUGH MENTAL ARITHMETIC
      Arab News, 16-08-2007
     Walaa Hawari, Arab News RIYADH, 16 August 2007 In the age of technology it seems strange to think that the ancient abacus is back through a project called Mental Arithmetic Program, otherwise known as Universal Concept of Mental Arithmetic System (UCMAS), a mental calculation program that helps children and teenagers ac >>>


      &#8216;ISRAEL, SYRIA NOT INTERESTED IN WAR&#8217;
      Arab News, 16-08-2007
     Mohammed Mari & Agencies Israeli soldiers arrest two Palestinians during a military operation in the West Bank city of Nablus on Wednesday. (Reuters)

RAMALLAH, West Bank, 16 August 2007 "Israel is not interested in war with Syria, and we believe that Syria does not want war either," Israeli Defens >>>


      ABBAS CONSIDERS POLL LAW CHANGE TO CURB HAMAS
      Arab News, 16-08-2007
     Hisham Abu Taha, Arab News Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, right, and Japans Foreign Minister Taro Aso address a joint press conference in Ramallah on Wednesday. (AP)

GAZA CITY, 16 August 2007 In an apparent attempt to limit Hamas participation in new elections, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is looki >>>


      AL–QAEDA &#8216;PRIME SUSPECT&#8217; IN IRAQ CARNAGE
      Arab News, 16-08-2007
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Al–Qaeda Prime Suspect in Iraq Carnage Paul Tait, Reuters

BAGHDAD, 16 August 2007 The US military said yesterday Al–Qaeda was the "prime suspect" in suicide bomb attacks on a minority sect that Iraqi officials said killed 200 people in northwes >>>


      AUSTRALIA DISCOVERS OCEAN CURRENT &#8216;MISSING LINK&#8217;
      Arab News, 16-08-2007
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Australia Discovers Ocean Current Missing Link Michael Byrnes, Reuters

SYDNEY, 16 August 2007 Australian scientists have discovered a giant underwater current that is one of the last missing links of a system that connects the worlds oceans and helps govern global c >>>


      BANGLADESH MOURNS MUJIB
      Arab News, 16-08-2007
     Imran Rahman & Agencies DHAKA, 16 August 2007 Bangladesh yesterday paid rich tributes to its independence hero, slain former President Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, with Chief Adviser Fakhruddin Ahmed calling him "a shining star in the sky of the nation," but stopped short of formally declaring him the father of >>>


      DARFUR FORCE MUST INCLUDE NON–AFRICANS, SLA CHIEF SAYS
      Arab News, 16-08-2007
     Agencies KHARTOUM, 16 August 2007 A key Darfur rebel leader said a viable peacekeeping force for the war–torn western Sudanese region must include non–Africans and toned down his conditions for joining peace talks. African Union (AU) Commission Chairman Alpha Oumar Konare said in Khartoum on Sunday that troo >>>


      EMBATTLED DESHMUKH GETS TEMPORARY REPRIEVE FROM CONGRESS LEADERSHIP
      Arab News, 16-08-2007
     Shahid Raza Burney, Arab News MUMBAI, 16 August 2007 Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh appears to have weathered the political storm over the implementation of Srikrishna Commission report. The Congress leadership has given him the permission to go ahead for the Cabinet reshuffle of his ministers by August&nd >>>


      GUL DEFENDS WIFE&#8217;S HEAD SCARF, VOWS IMPARTIALITY
      Arab News, 16-08-2007
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Gul Defends Wifes Head Scarf, Vows Impartiality Agencies

Flanked by his party officials, Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul, right, arrives at the headquarters of the opposition Nationalist Action Party, MHP, to meet with MHP leader Devlet Bahceli in Ankara on We >>>


      IRAQ, JORDAN TO BOLSTER SECURITY COOPERATION
      Arab News, 16-08-2007
     Abdul Jalil Mustafa, Arab News AMMAN, 16 August 2007 Jordan and Iraq ended two days of talks yesterday by setting up a joint technical committee for boosting security cooperation between the two countries, according to the Iraqi National Security Adviser Muwaffaq Rubaie.

"The panel, which comprises experts >>>


      PAKISTAN WARNS US ON DAMAGE TO TIES
      Arab News, 16-08-2007
     Azhar Masood & Agencies US Assistant Secretary for State for South and Central Asian Affairs Richard Boucher, right, talks with Pakistans Foreign Minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri during a meeting in Islamabad on Wednesday. (EPA)

ISLAMABAD, 16 August 2007 Pakistans President Pervez Musharraf expressed concern >>>


      RADICAL AUSTRALIAN POLITICIAN NOW TARGETS MUSLIMS
      Arab News, 16-08-2007
     Agencies SYDNEY, 16 August 2007 Far–right Australian politician Pauline Hanson, who sparked outrage with her 1''0s campaign against Asian immigration, said yesterday she would now target Muslims.

The former member of Parliament and leader of the One Nation party is running for a senate seat in ele >>>


      TRIUMPHANT INDIA MARKS INDEPENDENCE
      Arab News, 16-08-2007
     Nilofar Suhrawardy & Agencies Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh inspects the guard of honor during the Independence Day celebrations at Red Fort in New Delhi on Wednesday.

(AP) NEW DELHI, 16 August 2007 Indias Prime Minister Manmohan Singh led a triumphant nation in celebrating the 60th anniversary of in >>>


      US GENERAL TO CALL FOR SOME IRAQ PULLBACKS &#8212; REPORT
      Arab News, 16-08-2007
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US General to Call for Some Iraq Pullbacks Report Agencies

WASHINGTON, 16 August 2007 The top US commander in Iraq will recommend pulling US troops out of some areas where commanders believe security has improved, the Los Angeles Times said yesterday, citing Bush ad >>>


      US OFFENSIVE TARGETS AL–QAEDA GROUP IN EAST AFGHANISTAN
      Arab News, 16-08-2007
     Agencies BAGRAMI, Afghanistan, 16 August 2007 Hundreds of US–led troops have launched an offensive against Al–Qaeda and Taleban militants in eastern Afghanistan, while a bomb attack near the capital killed three German nationals, officials said yesterday.

The offensive involving ground troops and ai >>>


      US TO BRAND REVOLUTIONARY GUARD OF IRAN A TERROR GROUP: WP
      Arab News, 16-08-2007
     Agencies WASHINGTON/TEHRAN, 16 August 2007 The United States plans to label Irans Revolutionary Guard a "terrorist" organization, allowing the US government to target the military branchs business and financial operations, newspapers reported yesterday.

President George W. Bushs administration suspect >>>


      YEMENIS RALLY AGAINST HIGH PRICES, CORRUPTION
      Arab News, 16-08-2007
     Associated Press A man holds up a piece of bread with "New Yemen" written on it during a demonstration in Yemens second biggest city of Taiz on Wednesday. (Reuters)

SANAA, 16 August 2007 Thousands of Yemenis took to the streets in several cities around the country yesterday to protest government corru >>>


      8–TERM OHIO REP. DEBORAH PRYCE TO RETIRE
      Washington Post, 16-08-2007
     COLUMBUS, Ohio –– Democrats are taking renewed interest in a congressional district where an eight–term Republican incumbent won by a little more than 1,000 votes last year.

U.S. Rep. Deborah Pryce, 56, has scheduled a news conference Thursday in Columbus, where she‘s expected to announc >>>


      ADMITTED PEDOPHILE WALKS FINE LEGAL LINE
      Washington Post, 16-08-2007
     LOS ANGELES –– Jack McClellan has made himself a marked man _ a self–described pedophile whose behavior has creeped out parents and child advocates nationwide.

But while he‘s talked openly about his attraction to little girls, or "LGs" as he calls them, and taken pictures of th >>>


      ARMY SUICIDES HIGHEST IN 26 YEARS
      Washington Post, 16-08-2007
     PM WASHINGTON –– Army soldiers committed suicide last year at the highest rate in 26 years, and more than a quarter did so while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a new military report.

The report, obtained by The Associated Press ahead of its scheduled release Thursday, found there were >>>


      BRIDGE WITH VIEW OF COLLAPSE IS CLOSED
      Washington Post, 16-08-2007
     PM MINNEAPOLIS –– The public got its best view in weeks of the Interstate 35W bridge collapse on Wednesday when the city briefly opened a nearby pedestrian bridge, but the span was soon closed after recovery workers called the move disrespectful to families of those still missing.

Mayor R.T. Rybak s >>>


      DEFENSE EXPERT GRILLED IN SPECTOR TRIAL
      Washington Post, 16-08-2007
     LOS ANGELES –– A prosecutor in Phil Spector‘s murder trial sought to show Wednesday that conclusions of a leading forensic expert were compromised because his wife is a defense attorney in the case.

Deputy District Attorney Alan Jackson, focusing much of his cross–examination on the rela >>>


      DEMOCRATS TARGET 2008 CALIF. VOTE PLAN
      Washington Post, 16-08-2007
     AM LOS ANGELES –– Leading Democrats are uniting with Hollywood producer Steven Bing and hedge fund manager Tom Steyer to oppose a California ballot proposal they fear could hand the 2008 presidential election to the Republican nominee.

A lawyer with ties to the Republican Party wants California vote >>>


      DEMS PLEDGE TO HELP LABOR ORGANIZE
      Washington Post, 16-08-2007
     WATERLOO, Iowa –– Six Democratic presidential contenders, courting one of the party‘s most crucial interest groups, pledged Wednesday to work to reverse decades of decline in the nation‘s union movement.

Sens. Joe Biden, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Chris Dodd and Barack Obama, former Sen. Jo >>>


      DISCOVERY OF VAST TAIL ON DYING STAR PROMISES CLUES TO SOLAR BIRTH
      Washington Post, 16-08-2007
     Astronomers have for the first time found a gargantuan, comet–like tail created by a slowly dying star, a discovery that gives new insights into how old stars seed the galaxies with material that ultimately becomes new stars and solar systems.

Astronomers have long known that dying stars provide the build >>>


      FDA WARNS AGAINST GIVING COUGH MEDICINE TO TODDLERS
      Washington Post, 16-08-2007
     The Food and Drug Administration, concerned about the number of children being accidentally overdosed on over–the–counter cough and cold medicines, yesterday warned parents never to give children younger than age 2 such products without a doctor‘s approval.

The warning came as the agency annou >>>


      HUCKABEE MIGHT BE OUT OF ELEMENT IN NH
      Washington Post, 16-08-2007
     CONCORD, N.H. –– The traits that helped Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee race to a second–place finish in last week‘s Iowa straw poll might be more of a drag with voters in New Hampshire.

Huckabee returns to the state Friday with an uptick in fundraising and fresh criticism >>>


      HURRICANE DEAN FORMS IN OPEN ATLANTIC
      Washington Post, 16-08-2007
     MIAMI –– Hurricane Dean formed in the open Atlantic early Thursday and headed toward the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean, forecasters said.

Hurricane warnings were issued for the islands of Dominica and St. Lucia by their local governments. Hurricane watches were in effect for the islands of Martin >>>


      IMAGES, NOISES OFFER HOPE AT UTAH MINE
      Washington Post, 16-08-2007
     HUNTINGTON, Utah –– Rescuers searching for six trapped coal miners got two pieces of hopeful news _ images of an intact chamber with potentially breathable air and the sound of mysterious vibrations in the mountain.

Officials were studying the results of air quality samples taken from a third boreho >>>


      NASA DELAYS REPAIR DECISION
      Washington Post, 16-08-2007
     Astronauts will prepare to fix the space shuttle Endeavour‘s damaged thermal tiles in a spacewalk Saturday, but NASA officials said they will not decide whether the repairs are necessary until today.

The seven–member crew is not in danger and multiple analyses show that the shuttle can withstand the >>>


      NASA NEARS DECISION ON SHUTTLE FIX
      Washington Post, 16-08-2007
     AM HOUSTON –– NASA managers remained "cautiously optimistic" that a deep gouge in the shuttle Endeavour‘s belly wouldn‘t require spacewalking repairs but wanted to run one last test and double–check their data Thursday before making a decision.

Officials also were studyin >>>


      NATION IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 16-08-2007
     A Third Attempt to Find Trapped Miners Fails SALT LAKE CITY –– Frustrated rescuers ran into fresh complications Wednesday in their effort to find six men trapped in a Utah mine when they could not get listening equipment through a third hole drilled from the surface.

But during a sometimes emotional >>>


      PLANS FOR NEW MINN. BRIDGE QUESTIONED
      Washington Post, 16-08-2007
     ST. PAUL, Minn. –– State transportation officials want to build a bridge by 2008 to replace the one that collapsed, and several contractors have said they think it can be done on time.

But lawmakers and others questioned the fast–track plans for the bridge on Wednesday, expressing doubts it wi >>>


      ROMNEY VS. GIULIANI ON IMMIGRATION
      Washington Post, 16-08-2007
     SANCTUARY AND SERVICES Romney vs. Giuliani On Immigration Somewhere, John McCain must be smiling.

After watching his own campaign suffer badly over his support for a comprehensive immigration overhaul, the senator from Arizona can watch from the sidelines as his two main rivals in the race turn their immigratio >>>


      RUMSFELD RESIGNATION LETTER OMITS ‘IRAQ‘
      Washington Post, 16-08-2007
     PM WASHINGTON –– The word "Iraq" doesn‘t appear in former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld‘s resignation letter. Neither does the word "war." In fact, the deadly and much–criticized conflict that eventually drummed him out of office, comes up only in vague references, s >>>



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