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      ARCHBISHOP SET FOR TRIP TO USA
      Kathimerin, 18-08-2007
     SIMELA PANTZARTZI/ANA A worshipper bows before Archbishop Christodoulos yesterday in front of his house in Palaio Psychico, northern Athens. Premier Costas Karamanlis and PASOK leader George Papandreou both paid visits to the archbishop yesterday before his trip to Miami for a liver transplant.

Archbishop Chris >>>


      ARSON SUSPICIONS GROW OVER FIRE ON MOUNT PENDELI
      Kathimerin, 18-08-2007
     Petros Giannakouris/AP The charred slope of Mount Pendeli is framed by the window of a burnt home in Nea Pendeli, north of Athens, yesterday. The house is one of about 50 damaged in the blaze which started on Thursday morning and was contained early yesterday. Authorities believe the fire was the work of arsonists aimin >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 18-08-2007
     CYPRUS TALKS Officials to meet to get island’s reunification process back on track Greek– and Turkish–Cypriot officials will meet on Tuesday to arrange a meeting between their leaders, the United Nations said yesterday, as the two sides look to get the reunification process back on track. «The Coordina >>>


      NO QUICK–FIX FOR TRAFFIC JAMS
      Kathimerin, 18-08-2007
     Transport experts have called on the government to move ahead with radical measures if they want to improve Athens’s traffic problems, rather than implementing ineffective quick–fix solutions.

Yiannis Handanos, president of the Hellenic Institute of Transportation Engineers, told Kathimerini that building >>>


      PM LOOKING FOR NEW MANDATE
      Kathimerin, 18-08-2007
     Karamanlis admits to mistakes during time in power; Papandreou slams ‘wasted’ years Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis admitted yesterday that his government had made mistakes during its tenure but said he was looking for a «fresh and strong mandate» from voters in next month‘s elections to continue New Democracy&ls >>>


      PRIVATE GUARDS TO KEEP WATCH OVER SCHOOLS
      Kathimerin, 18-08-2007
     A municipality in northern Greece has decided to hire a private a security firm in a bid to protect schools from the growing amount of drug dealing in the area.

The Municipality of Polykastro, near northern Greece’s Kilkis, agreed to take the initiative and hire private guards after parent groups complained abo >>>


      WATCHDOG SEEKS HELP FOR MINORS
      Kathimerin, 18-08-2007
     The Children’s Ombudsman yesterday called on the Health Ministry to channel more funding into children’s care in Greece, stressing the need for counselors at schools.

According to Giorgos Moschos, the first step should be the redrafting of the government’s«national plan» for child protection to ensu >>>


      A QUEL '4;GE COMMENCER QUEL SPORT?
      Le Temps, 18-08-2007
     Pour les petits de moins de 6 ans Pour les écoliers de 6 ŕ ' ans Pour les jeunes de 10 ans et plus SPORT Le Temps I Article A quel âge commencer quel sport?

On peut débuter les jeux en équipe tr';s tôt, comme l´atteste ce tournoi valaisan. Photo: Keystone ENFANTS. >>>


      ANTONOMASE, NOM DÉTOURNÉ
      Le Temps, 18-08-2007
     Saveurs du français. Nicolas Dufour Samedi 18 ao$';t 2007 Haut fait de l‘été 2007, les adultes ont été studieux. On apprenait (LT du '.08.07) qu‘un des grands succ';s de librairie actuels est le premier Cahier de vacances pour adultes, une collection de tests de cu >>>


      AVANT LA FED, UNE MAIN INVISIBLE EST–ELLE VENUE EN AIDE Ŕ LA BOURSE?
      Le Temps, 18-08-2007
     UNE Le Temps I Article Avant la Fed, une main invisible est–elle venue en aide ŕ la bourse?

WALL STREET. Face au risque de récession, les autorités n‘ont pas que des moyens officiels.

Le Temps Samedi 18 ao$';t 2007 La décision de la Fed de ramener le taux d‘ >>>


      DES DIEUX ET DES HOMMES (18). LA SAGESSE DE RAM
      Le Temps, 18-08-2007
     Ram Etwareea Samedi 18 ao$';t 2007 Chaque automne, la fęte hindoue de Diwali est célébrée avec beaucoup de faste. Les familles préparent des sucreries qu‘elles partagent avec les proches. Les maisons sont décorées, illuminées le soir par des milliers de lampions. Les >>>


      HEWLETT–PACKARD ACCROÎT SA DOMINATION SUR DELL
      Le Temps, 18-08-2007
     INFORMATIQUE. Le géant californien pourrait dépasser, pour la premi';re fois, les 100 milliards de dollars de chiffre d‘affaires.

Cécile Ducourtieux, Le Monde Samedi 18 ao$';t 2007 «Incroyable!» Les analystes de Wall Street n‘avaient pas de mot assez fort, l >>>


      ISLAM ET VIOLENCE
      Le Temps, 18-08-2007
     Luzius Rohner, Muttenz (BL) Samedi 18 ao$';t 2007 Si l‘on regarde l‘histoire des schismes de l‘islam qui sont ŕ l‘origine d‘un grand nombre d‘actes violents dans l‘Irak d‘aujourd‘hui, et si l‘on remonte aux origines des idées religieuses des ch >>>


      JOSÉ PADILLA COUPABLE, RESTE ENCORE Ŕ JUGER LE SYSTČME D‘EXCEPTION DE GEORGE BUSH
      Le Temps, 18-08-2007
     José Padilla a été reconnu coupable jeudi d´activités terrroristes et criminelles. Photo: Keystone ETATS–UNIS. Apr';s des années de bataille juridique et trois mois d‘audience, un jury de Miami a déclaré que José Padilla était bien le dangereux terror >>>


      JOSÉ PADILLA, UN COUPABLE PRESQUE ORDINAIRE
      Le Temps, 18-08-2007
     Editorial. Luis Lema Samedi 18 ao$';t 2007 La preuve en est faite. La justice américaine a été ŕ męme de juger José Padilla, l‘«ennemi combattant» le plus cél';bre des Etats–Unis. La salle de tribunal de Miami s‘était certes transform&# >>>


      L‘ART DE METTRE LES FOULES Ŕ NU
      Le Temps, 18-08-2007
     Etienne Dubuis Samedi 18 ao$';t 2007 Un millier de Suisses, de Français et d‘Allemands vont au–devant d‘un week–end mémorable. Ils s‘apprętent ŕ poser nus comme des vers sur fond de glacier alpin devant l‘objectif du photographe américain Spencer Tunick >>>


      L‘AVENIR DE VON ROLL AU CENTRE D‘UNE BATAILLE ENTRE ACTIONNAIRES
      Le Temps, 18-08-2007
     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 18 ao$';t 2007 Von Roll connaîtra une journ >>>


      L‘INTERVIEW DE LA SEMAINE. «A TERME, IL NE RESTERA QUE TROIS Ŕ QUATRE COMPAGNIES «LOW–COST» EN EUROPE»
      Le Temps, 18-08-2007
     Philippe Vignon, directeur commercial et marketing d‘EasyJet Switzerland. Marie–Laure Chapatte Samedi 18 ao$';t 2007 Si l‘Aéroport international de Gen';ve (AIG) s‘envole vers un nouvel exercice record, il le doit en partie ŕ cet homme, Philippe Vignon. Le directeur comme >>>


      L‘INVITÉ. COMMENT LA LOI DES MASSES AGIT SUR LES COURS DES ACTIONS
      Le Temps, 18-08-2007
     L‘invité. Dietmar Peetz Samedi 18 ao$';t 2007 Malgré des données économiques mondiales globalement robustes, les familiers de la bourse sont de plus en plus nombreux ŕ se demander si l‘augmentation générale des prix des actifs peut continuer indéfiniment ŕ >>>


      L‘«ALERTE ENLČVEMENT» EN SUISSE?
      Le Temps, 18-08-2007
     L‘«alerte enl';vement» en Suisse? Onze ans d‘expériences, des Etats–Unis ŕ la France Les Suisses de l‘étranger ŕ Gen';ve Projets ferroviaires en bonne voie SUISSE Le Temps I Suisse I Article L‘«alerte enl';vement» en Suisse >>>


      LA BOURSE SUISSE DU 17 AOŰT 2007
      Le Temps, 18-08-2007
     FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article La bourse suisse du 17 ao$';t 2007 Les marchés se ressaisissent apr';s la décision de la Fed.

Anker Bank Samedi 18 ao$';t 2007 Comme les autres places boursi';res européennes, les marchés helvétiques ont rebondi hier dan >>>


      LA BOUTEILLE DE LA SEMAINE
      Le Temps, 18-08-2007
     Petite Arvine 2006, Domaine des Muses, Sierre. Patricia Briel Samedi 18 ao$';t 2007 C‘est une confession: j‘adore la petite arvine. Surtout lorsqu‘elle est s';che. Je trouve que trop de sucre l‘affadit, sauf en version surmaturée, bien s$';r. Une belle arvine s' >>>


      LA FED LAISSE BEAUCOUP DE QUESTIONS OUVERTES
      Le Temps, 18-08-2007
     Les bourses occidentales ont clôturé ŕ la hausse hier, suite ŕ l´intervention de la Fed, ou d´une main «invisible». Photo: Keystone ACTIONS. La décision inattendue de la banque centrale américaine d‘abaisser son taux d‘escompte a provoqué un violent rebond des bou >>>


      LA FOLIE D‘UN «SACRE» LÉGENDAIRE EN SOLITAIRE
      Le Temps, 18-08-2007
     SPECTACLE. Le performeur français Xavier Le Roy propose sa version d‘un chef–d‘śuvre de Stravinski. Le solo emprunte sa gestuelle ŕ la star de la baguette Simon Rattle. A découvrir samedi au Festival des arts vivants ŕ Nyon.

La lecture de ce texte (2850 caract' >>>


      LA FONDATION BEYELER, MUSÉE DES MUSÉES
      Le Temps, 18-08-2007
     «Paysages» (1'26). Huile sur toile (81x100 cm) de Joan Miró. Photo: Successió Miró/Prolitteris 2007 EXPOSITION. Le musée de Riehen créé par le couple Ernst et Hildy Beyeler fęte ses 10 ans et les 60 ans de la galerie de ce marchand d‘art. L‘occasion de renouer un dialog >>>


      LA GRČCE ANNONCE DES LÉGISLATIVES ANTICIPÉES
      Le Temps, 18-08-2007
     REFORMES. Le premier ministre Caramanlis s$';r de sa victoire. La lecture de ce texte (2256 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      LA MAIN INVISIBLE DE L‘ONCLE SAM
      Le Temps, 18-08-2007
     BOURSE. Le «Plunge Protection Team» serait intervenu jeudi soir. Rinny Gremaud Samedi 18 ao$';t 2007 Jeudi, les bourses étaient au bord du gouffre. Les turbulences estivales semblaient avoir atteint leur paroxysme et on évoquait ŕ demi–mot le krach.

Et puis le dément >>>


      LA SIERRA LEONE CHERCHE Ŕ DÉVELOPPER UNE INDUSTRIE NATIONALE DU DIAMANT
      Le Temps, 18-08-2007
     MATIERES PREMIERES. Le pays ŕ la réputation des diamants de sang souhaite mettre en place une infrastructure de transformation des pierres brutes pour en augmenter la valeur ajoutée avant de les exporter.

Nazila Vali Samedi 18 ao$';t 2007 La Sierra Leone figure depuis plusieurs années >>>


      LES AS DE LA BISTRONOMIE (6/6). CUISINE D‘AUTEUR Ŕ FRIBOURG
      Le Temps, 18-08-2007
     Autodidacte, Frédérik Kondratowicz a ouvert il y a trois ans l‘Hôtel de Ville, un bistrot chic et décontracté, oů son talent instinctif s‘exprime ŕ merveille.

Patricia Briel Samedi 18 ao$';t 2007 L‘endroit séduit aussitôt. Le décor est s >>>


      LES PÉRUVIENS VIVENT DANS LA PEUR DES RÉPLIQUES DU SÉISME QUI A DÉVASTÉ TROIS VILLES
      Le Temps, 18-08-2007
     PEROU. Le bilan provisoire du tremblement de terre de mercredi s‘établit ŕ 450 morts et 2000 blessés. Les villes de Pisco, Chincha et Ica ont été ravagées. Selon l‘Institut géophysique du PEROU. , 368 répliques ont déjŕ suivi le séisme initial.

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      LES SUISSES DE L‘ÉTRANGER Ŕ GENČVE
      Le Temps, 18-08-2007
     L‘«alerte enl';vement» en Suisse? Les Suisses de l‘étranger ŕ Gen';ve Projets ferroviaires en bonne voie SUISSE Le Temps I Suisse I Article Les Suisses de l‘étranger ŕ Gen';ve EXPATRIES. Un président élu, mais pas de nouveau membre du co >>>


      MINU, 14 ANS, SUR LES BANCS DE LA FACULTÉ
      Le Temps, 18-08-2007
     RENTREE. La jeune surdouée allemande va étudier la médecine et souhaiterait encore s‘inscrire en biologie moléculaire. Elle lit Goethe mais ne sait pas jouer au ballon et semble peu ŕ l‘aise avec tout ce qui a trait aux émotions.

Marco Lauer, Birkenfeld/Stuttgart Samedi >>>


      PROJETS FERROVIAIRES EN BONNE VOIE
      Le Temps, 18-08-2007
     RAIL. La délégation de surveillance parlementaire se montre satisfaite. Le Temps Samedi 18 ao$';t 2007 La délégation de surveillance des NLFA salue la rigueur des analyses concernant les surco$';ts du «chantier du si';cle» ainsi que la réévaluation des risq >>>


      UNE EX–MINISTRE ZURICHOISE INCULPÉE
      Le Temps, 18-08-2007
     ZURICH. Dorothee Fierz devra répondre de violation du secret de fonction. La lecture de ce texte (3087 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      VILLAGE PEOPLE. BONNE AMY
      Le Temps, 18-08-2007
     Village people. La lecture de ce texte (1507 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      ZURICH, UNE ATTRACTION FRAN'';AISE
      Le Temps, 18-08-2007
     Une ville ouverte, ŕ caract';re international: telle est la vision qu´ont les Français de Zurich. Photo: Keystone ZURICH. La communauté française des bords de la Limmat est encore modeste, mais ses membres sont de plus en plus attirés par les opportunités professionnelles de la >>>


      «CE QUE JE VEUX FAIRE Ŕ ALETSCH»
      Le Temps, 18-08-2007
     Etienne Dubuis Samedi 18 ao$';t 2007 Atteint par téléphone ŕ New York, Spencer Tunick revient sur son travail, les difficultés qu‘il a rencontrées pour s‘imposer, son rapport avec ses figurants et ses projets. Extraits.

• Alpes suisses «Ce week–end, je vai >>>


      «LA SUISSE ROMANDE N‘EST PAS LA LAISSÉE–POUR–COMPTE DES CFF»
      Le Temps, 18-08-2007
     Une ex–ministre zurichoise inculpée REGIONS Le Temps I Article «La Suisse romande n‘est pas la laissée–pour–compte des CFF» SUISSE. Entre incident de Flamatt et coupes budgétaires, Vincent Ducrot, responsable du trafic voyageurs grandes lignes, revient sur le proche ave >>>


      «LE MONDE, DANS SON AMBIGUĎTÉ ET SA RICHESSE»
      Le Temps, 18-08-2007
     La valeur artistique de Spencer Tunick est–elle ŕ la hauteur de son succ';s médiatique? Interview admirative de Michel Thévoz.

Etienne Dubuis Samedi 18 ao$';t 2007 Ex–directeur de la Collection de l‘Art brut et ancien professeur d‘histoire de l‘art  >>>


      «LE SECRET DU PIRATE», AMBITIEUX ET ÉPATANT
      Le Temps, 18-08-2007
     SCENE. Le spectacle joué ŕ Gen';ve rel';ve avec fougue un défi artistique audacieux.

Marie–Pierre Genecand Samedi 18 ao$';t 2007 A l‘abordage! Simple réflexe pavlovien: vous voyez un bateau de pirates, vous avez forcément envie de brailler «ŕ >>>


      «LES ETATS–UNIS DOIVENT QUITTER L‘ASIE CENTRALE»
      Le Temps, 18-08-2007
     GEOPOLITIQUE. Vendredi, le Groupe de Shanghai a effectué des manśuvres militaires sans précédent.

Stéphane Bussard Samedi 18 ao$';t 2007 L‘Occident doit–il craindre pour ses intéręts en Asie centrale, riche en hydrocarbures? L‘Organisation de coopé >>>


      AL–RAJHI TO START CEMENT PRODUCTION
      Arab News, 18-08-2007
     Abdul Jalil Mustafa, Arab News AMMAN, 18 August 2007 The Al–Rajihi Group will start production from its two cement factories in Jordan in May 2008, the groups board Chairman Omar Al–Rajhi said on Thursday. He made the remarks during a meeting with Jordanian Prime Minister Marouf Bakhit, who expressed his gov >>>


      BORSE DUBAI BIDS $4 BILLION FOR OMX
      Arab News, 18-08-2007
     Agence France Presse STOCKHOLM, 18 August 2007 Dubai–based market operator Borse Dubai yesterday presented a $3.'7–billion (2.'4–billion–euro) bid for Nordic stock market operator OMX, valuing the group 13.7 percent higher than a rival bid by NASDAQ.

The Borse Dubai offer consist >>>


      CBQ BIDS FOR STAKE IN UNITED ARAB BANK
      Arab News, 18-08-2007
     Reuters DUBAI, 18 August 2007 Commercial Bank of Qatar (CBQ) said yesterday its bid for a stake in Abu Dhabi–listed United Arab Bank is similar in scale to its 34 percent purchase in an Omani lender in 2005. Qatars second–largest bank by market value said on Thursday it had reached initial agreement with &qu >>>


      NOKIA FILES COMPLAINT WITH ITC AGAINST QUALCOMM
      Arab News, 18-08-2007
     Matti Huuhtanen, Associated Press HELSINKI, Finland, 18 August 2007 Nokia Corp., the worlds largest mobile phone maker, said yesterday that it has filed a complaint with the US International Trade Commission alleging that chipset maker Qualcomm has engaged in unfair trade practices by infringing on its patents.

>>>


      OIL PRICES REBOUND AFTER FED&#8217;S MONETARY POLICY ACTION
      Arab News, 18-08-2007
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Oil Prices Rebound After Feds Monetary Policy Action Agence France Presse

LONDON, 18 August 2007 Oil prices rebounded yesterday, with Brent crude bouncing back above $70 a barrel in London, helped by the Feds monetary policy action yesterday, traders said. Crude fut >>>


      STOCKS REBOUND AFTER FED SOOTHES INVESTORS
      Arab News, 18-08-2007
     Agencies NEW YORK, 18 August 2007 European and US stocks rebounded yesterday as the US Federal Reserve slashed the lending rate it charges commercial banks in the most dramatic twist since fears of a credit crunch gripped world markets last week.

The announcement by the US central bank, aimed at boosting damage >>>


      WALL STREET TURMOIL COULD PLUNGE US INTO RECESSION
      Arab News, 18-08-2007
     Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press WASHINGTON, 18 August 2007 The stock market is on a stomach–churning ride, the once high–flying US housing market is sinking deeper into gloom, and credit, the lifeblood of the American economy, is drying up.

If consumers get nervous enough, many economists believ >>>


      A CAREFUL LOOK AT LIFE
      Arab News, 18-08-2007
     Sayyid Qutub In the Name of God, the Lord of Grace, the Most Merciful Do they not reflect on how many a generation We have destroyed before their time, in whose dwelling places they now walk about? In this there are signs indeed: will they not listen? Are they not aware that it is We who drive water to dry land devoid o >>>


      AS A CHILD IS BORN
      Arab News, 18-08-2007
     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?

M. Althaf A. When we describe something as a >>>


      CAN CHEATING BE LAWFUL?
      Arab News, 18-08-2007
     Edited by Adil Salahi Q. We have learned that a fatwa, or religious ruling, was published in a Saudi newspaper where a scholar advises Saudis who go abroad to study for a few years to marry girls in the countries where they are studying, and then divorce them when they are about to come back home. They should not tell t >>>


      CERTAIN ASPECTS OF WORSHIP ALLOWED TO THE PROPHET ONLY
      Arab News, 18-08-2007
     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 >>>


      DIVERGENT DESTINIES
      Arab News, 18-08-2007
     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 >>>


      THE PROPHET AS A MAN &#8212; 13': RETURN AFTER A JOURNEY
      Arab News, 18-08-2007
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The Prophet as a Man 13': Return After a Journey Edited by Adil Salahi

Whatever the Prophet did provides the best guidance in all situations. Returning from travel is an occasion that falls outside the normal pattern of life, because travel is a special activity >>>


      THE QUR&#8217;ANIC DESCRIPTIONS OF HEAVEN
      Arab News, 18-08-2007
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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, 18-08-2007
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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 >>>


      KAUST, IFP TO COOPERATE ON RESEARCH PROGRAMS
      Arab News, 18-08-2007
     Mohammed Rasooldeen, Arab News RIYADH, 18 August 2007 King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and the French Institut Français Du Pétrole (IFP) will collaborate on research programs, graduate education and technological development for the benefit of their respective countries. A Memoran >>>


      KING ORDERS AID TO FLOOD–HIT AFRICAN STATES
      Arab News, 18-08-2007
     Arab News JEDDAH, 18 August 2007 Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah ordered yesterday immediate payment of $40 million in aid to Sudan and Mauritania, which have suffered heavy losses following heavy rains and floods. The king also ordered the concerned departments to arrange the airlifting of the emergency >>>


      MAN NABBED FOR ATM–TRANSFER THEFT
      Arab News, 18-08-2007
     Arab News AL–BAHA, 18 August 2007 Authorities in this southern Saudi city arrested an individual who had earlier fraudulently transferred SR5,000 to his wifes account while helping an old man to deposit money in an ATM machine. The old man did not have any knowledge in dealing with an ATM, when this man came offer >>>


      MORE SAUDI PHARMACISTS NEEDED
      Arab News, 18-08-2007
     Arab News JEDDAH, 18 August 2007 Saudi Arabia requires more than 100,000 pharmacy graduates to replace the foreign workers employed in hospitals and other establishments in both the private and government sectors, according to an expert in the field of pharmacy and medical education in the Kingdom.

"The nu >>>


      SUMMER FESTIVAL A SUCCESS: JCCI CHIEF
      Arab News, 18-08-2007
     Arab News JEDDAH, 18 August 2007 The occupancy rate at hotels and furnished apartments in Jeddah reached 100 percent on weekends and 85 percent in the weekdays when the Jeddah Summer Festival entered its 5th week, according to Chairman of the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry Saleh Al–Turki.

"T >>>


      TOASTMASTERS MOVEMENT IN WESTERN REGION COMES OF AGE
      Arab News, 18-08-2007
     Arab News JEDDAH, 18 August 2007 From only five clubs at the turn of the 21st Century, the Toastmasters movement in the Western Region of the Kingdom has grown into a full–fledged division of 15 member clubs.

Organized under Division G, the movement now has a total active membership of 320 and continues t >>>


      22 KILLED IN TRIBAL AREA CLASHES
      Arab News, 18-08-2007
     Agencies ISLAMABAD, 18 August 2007 At least 22 people seven soldiers and 15 militants were killed in clashes in Pakistans tribal region of South Waziristan yesterday, local TV channels reported.

Several others from both sides were also injured in the fighting between security forces and militants in the trouble >>>


      ARABI KATHA: A SUPER TAKE ON LIFE IN GULF AND COMMUNISM
      Arab News, 18-08-2007
     K.T. Abdurabb, Arab News Well–known Malayalam film actor Sreenivasan and Chinese actress Chang Su Min in Arabi Katha. (AN photo)

DUBAI, 18 August 2007 Arabi Katha (An Arabian Tale), which illustrates the lifestyle of labor class expatriates as well as the inner politics in Keralas communist party, premier >>>


      BANGLADESH EC TO HOLD REFORM TALKS
      Arab News, 18-08-2007
     Imran Rahman, Arab News DHAKA, 18 August 2007 The Election Commission (EC) in Bangladesh is now set to invite around 20 political parties that fulfill the conditions of registration to discuss proposed reform of electoral laws. The EC is considering the conditions of Political Party Registration Act as criteria for send >>>


      CHECKPOINT MAKES VILLAGE LIFE MISERABLE
      Arab News, 18-08-2007
     Mohammed Mari, Arab News RAMALLAH, West Bank, 18 August 2007 "The Israeli military checkpoint at the entrance of our village is hanging us and is hindering any progress of several aid projects," said Abdulbasit Hannini, the mayor of West Bank town of Beit Fourik, yesterday. He added that the Israeli checkpoint >>>


      EX–HOSTAGES WERE UNAWARE OF MURDERS
      Arab News, 18-08-2007
     Agence France Presse Freed South Korean hostages Kim Kyung–ja, left, and Kim Gi–na, make brief statements to the press on arrival at Incheon airport, west of Seoul, on Friday. (AP)

SEOUL, 18 August 2007 Two female aid workers freed by Afghanistans Taleban returned home yesterday to South Korea, afte >>>


      GOVERNMENT BIDS TO REGULATE HUMAN ORGAN TRANSPLANT
      Arab News, 18-08-2007
     Azhar Masood, Arab News ISLAMABAD, 18 August 2007 Pakistan government intends to regulate transplant of human organs through proper legislation in order to prevent unlawful human organ trading.

Federal Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Sher Afghan Khan Niazi yesterday morning tabled a bill before the Natio >>>


      INDO–US NUCLEAR DEAL CONTINUES TO ROCK PARLIAMENT
      Arab News, 18-08-2007
     Nilofar Suhrawardy & Indo–Asian News Service NEW DELHI, 18 August 2007 Political differences over the Indo–US civil nuclear deal continued to rock the Parliament yesterday with ruling alliance deputies staging protests leading to adjournments of proceedings over a senior opposition leaders virulent attac >>>


      IRAQI SUNNIS SLAM NEW ALLIANCE
      Arab News, 18-08-2007
     Agence France Presse BAGHDAD, 18 August 2007 Leaders of Iraqs disenchanted Sunni Arab community yesterday slammed the new Shiite and Kurdish alliance formed to salvage Prime Minister Nuri Al–Malikis national unity government. The National Concord Front, the main Sunni Arab political bloc in the countrys 275– >>>


      KASHMIR BLAST LEAVES 2 SOLDIERS DEAD
      Arab News, 18-08-2007
     Mukhtar Ahmad, Arab News SRINAGAR, 18 August 2007 Two Indian paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) soldiers were killed and six others wounded when militants targeted the cavalcade of a senior CRPF officer with an improvised explosive device (IED) in south Kashmir yesterday evening. Police said militants deto >>>


      MAHARASHTRA STATE WAQF BOARD CHAIRMAN AZIZ QUITS POST
      Arab News, 18-08-2007
     Shahid Raza Burney, Arab News MUMBAI, 18 August 2007 It was black Thursday and double lethal blow to the state Congress and Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh. First minister Anees Ahmed got a rap from the Mumbai High Court for irregularities and then the state Waqf Board Chairman Dr. M.A. Aziz, who is also a Congress leg >>>


      MUMBAI HIGH COURT ORDERS LOSS RECOVERY FROM MINISTER ANEES AHMED
      Arab News, 18-08-2007
     Shahid Raza Burney, Arab News MUMBAI, 18 August 2007 The division bench of Chief Justice Swatanter Kumar and Justice Mrs. Ranjana Desai of the Mumbai High Court on Thursday came down heavily on Minister for Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development and Fisheries Anees Ahmed taking a tough stand against his misuse of power in >>>


      NETHERLANDS WILL HOST HARIRI COURT
      Arab News, 18-08-2007
     Agence France Presse UNITED NATIONS, 18 August 2007 An international court to try suspects in the murder of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri will be based in the Netherlands, UN officials said yesterday.

Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende had written to the UN Secretary–General Ban Ki&nd >>>


      NRI GROUP LAUNCHES KERALA&#8217;S FIRST IBS
      Arab News, 18-08-2007
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NRI Group Launches Keralas First IBS Mohammed Ashraf, Arab News

Former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy inaugurates the International Business School by lighting a traditional lamp at the Galfar International Convention Center in Kochi recently.

KOCHI, 18 Augus >>>


      OFW PROGRAM LAUNCHED TO PREVENT RAGS–TO–RICHES–TO–RAGS PHENOMENON
      Arab News, 18-08-2007
     Gloria E. Melencio, Arab News MANILA, 18 August 2007 — The Labor Department, private sector and nongovernment organizations have inked a memorandum of agreement yesterday forging unity to work together toward the reintegration of OFWs into the economic mainstream should they decide to come home for good.

Leadin >>>


      QADDAFI&#8217;S SON WARNS OF MORE ATTACKS IN EUROPE
      Arab News, 18-08-2007
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Qaddafis Son Warns of More Attacks in Europe Associated Press

VIENNA, 18 August 2007 Muslim extremists are certain to carry out more terrorist attacks in Europe, and any country that engages itself militarily in Iraq or Afghanistan is a likely target, the son of Lib >>>


      REPORTS OF MEDDLING BY US DRAW ANGER IN PAKISTAN CIRCLES
      Arab News, 18-08-2007
     Rana Jawad, Agence France Presse ISLAMABAD, 18 August 2007 The United States was accused yesterday of meddling in Pakistani affairs amid reports Washington is trying to broker a power–sharing deal between President Pervez Musharraf and his arch–rival Benazir Bhutto.

Sources in both government and op >>>


      SCIENTISTS IDENTIFY ANTI–CANCER GENE IN KERALA&#8217;S WONDER RICE
      Arab News, 18-08-2007
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Scientists Identify Anti–Cancer Gene in Keralas Wonder Rice Mohammed Ashraf, Arab News

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, 18 August 2007 Scientists at the Kerala Agricultural University (KAU) have isolated an effective gene to beat carcinogenic substances (chemo–preven >>>


      SUICIDE BOMB BLAST KILLS AFGHANISTAN DISTRICT CHIEF
      Arab News, 18-08-2007
     Agence France Presse KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, 18 August 2007 A suicide attacker blew himself up yesterday outside the house of a district governor in southern Afghanistan, killing the official and three of his children, officials said. The attacker detonated explosives strapped to his body as the Zhari district governor, >>>


      SURVIVORS LOOT MARKET
      Arab News, 18-08-2007
     Frank Bajak, Associated Press Carrying as much of their belongings as they can, local residents evacuate their cracked home in Chincha, 250 km south of Lima, on Friday. (AFP)

PISCO, Peru, 18 August 2007 Earthquake survivors desperate for food and water looted a public market yesterday, while other mobs looted a >>>


      SYRIA GETS RUSSIAN AIR DEFENSE SYSTEM
      Arab News, 18-08-2007
     Agence France Presse MOSCOW, 18 August 2007 Russia has begun delivery of modern air defense units to Syria while rejecting speculation that some of the weapons could be forwarded secretly to Iran. "The first part of the delivery to Syria has started," the centrist daily Nezavissimaya Gazeta reported, quoting i >>>


      TASLIMA SHOULD LEAVE OR DIE: CLERICS
      Arab News, 18-08-2007
     Indo–Asian News Service KOLKATA, 18 August 2007 Muslim clerics in West Bengal yesterday issued a "death warrant" against Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen if she did not pack her bags and leave India.

"Anybody eliminating her would be given Rs. 100,000 and unlimited rewards if she does not >>>


      TURKISH INDUSTRIALISTS STRESS SECULARISM
      Arab News, 18-08-2007
     Agencies ANKARA, 18 August 2007 An influential Turkish business association urged the countrys likely new president to keep his promises to respect the countrys secular constitution, an official said yesterday. Critics fear that if Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul, a devout Muslim, becomes president, he might help Prime Mi >>>


      WORLD BANK’S COURT JUNKS FRAPORT SUIT AGAINST PHILIPPINES
      Arab News, 18-08-2007
     Julie Javellana–Santos, Arab News MANILA, 18 August 2007 — The World Bank’s arbitration court thrashed a compensation claim of German airport operator Fraport AG that would have cost the Philippines about 27.6 billion pesos or $425 million, officials said.

Fraport filed the claims suit with the Washington >>>


      AP NEWS ALERT
      Washington Post, 18-08-2007
     MIAMI –– The National Hurricane Center says a hurricane watch has been issued for the Cayman Islands as Dean nears with 150 mph wind.
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      BUSH STRESSES LOCAL SUCCESSES IN IRAQ
      Washington Post, 18-08-2007
     CRAWFORD, Texas –– President Bush said Saturday that while political progress is moving too slowly on the national level in Iraq, positive steps in cities and towns are offering hope for future stability.

The Bush administration, facing a mid–September deadline to report to Congress on progres >>>


      BUSH TO TIGHTEN TIES WITH MEXICO, CANADA
      Washington Post, 18-08-2007
     WASHINGTON –– Never fond of interrupting his Texas vacation, President Bush is doing it this year to bolster ties with the leaders of Canada and Mexico, two friendly neighbors and vital partners.

Bush joins Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Mexican President Felipe Calderon in Montebello, Q >>>


      CENTER FOR DELINQUENT BOYS EVACUATED
      Washington Post, 18-08-2007
     DES MOINES, Iowa –– A center for delinquent boys was evacuated Friday night after 15 or more people were hospitalized with vomiting and nausea, authorities said.

David Morlan of the Boone County Emergency Management Agency said the cause of the sickness at the Woodward Academy has not been confirmed >>>


      ERROR IN ARK. LAW ALLOWS CHILDREN TO WED
      Washington Post, 18-08-2007
     LITTLE ROCK, Ark. –– A law passed this year allows Arkansans of any age _ even infants _ to marry if their parents agree, and the governor may have to call a special session to fix the mistake, lawmakers said Friday.

The legislation was intended to establish 18 as the minimum age to marry but also a >>>


      ERROR IN ARK. LAW ALLOWS KIDS TO MARRY
      Washington Post, 18-08-2007
     LITTLE ROCK, Ark. –– A law passed this year allows Arkansans of any age _ even infants _ to marry if their parents agree, and the governor may have to call a special session to fix the mistake, lawmakers said Friday.

The legislation was intended to establish 18 as the minimum age to marry but also a >>>


      EXPERTS ADVISE PARENTS TO INSPECT RECALLED TOYS
      Washington Post, 18-08-2007
     By David BrownWashington Post Staff WriterSaturday, August 18, 2007; A03 Parents whose children have toys that were recently recalled because they contain lead paint should inspect the playthings, and if they see that paint is missing or damaged, they may want to have the child‘s blood tested for lead.

Th >>>


      FDA WARNS NURSING MOTHERS OF POSSIBLE CODEINE RISK
      Washington Post, 18-08-2007
     The Food and Drug Administration yesterday warned nursing mothers who are taking the painkiller codeine to be vigilant for unusual drowsiness or other signs of overdose in their babies, because a significant fraction of women carry a gene that leads to high concentrations of narcotic substances in their breast milk.
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      FORMER LA. FILM COMMISSIONER CHARGED
      Washington Post, 18-08-2007
     NEW ORLEANS –– Louisiana‘s former film commissioner has been charged with taking $65,000 in bribes by abusing a system of tax credits meant to lure film production to the state, federal prosecutors said.

Mark S. Smith was charged Friday with accepting bribe money from the Louisiana Institute o >>>


      HANDLING OF MINE DISASTER QUESTIONED
      Washington Post, 18-08-2007
     AM WASHINGTON –– The government agency overseeing coal mine safety was supposed to have changed its ways after West Virginia‘s deadly Sago Mine disaster.

Its handling of the cave–ins at Utah‘s Crandall Canyon Mine have some worried that the changes didn‘t go far enough.
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      IMMIGRATION ACTIVIST LEAVES REFUGE
      Washington Post, 18-08-2007
     CHICAGO –– An illegal immigrant who has taken refuge in a church for more than a year to avoid deportation has left the sanctuary to attend an immigration rights rally in Los Angeles, her friend said.

Elvira Arellano left the church for the first time since last August to attend the Saturday march, >>>


      LIBERAL SUBURBS DON‘T AVOID HEATED DEBATES ON IMMIGRATION
      Washington Post, 18-08-2007
     August 18, 2007; A01 The air was stuffy and hot inside a packed hall in Silver Spring during Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett‘s town hall meeting last month when a lanky man in the back row raised his hand.

What, he asked, is Leggett doing to curb the influx of illegal immigrants to the county?>>>


      MAN EXCHANGES MISSILE LAUNCHER FOR SHOES
      Washington Post, 18-08-2007
     ORLANDO, Fla. –– Police were hoping for a good turnout at their "Kicks for Guns" sneaker exchange, but they weren‘t expecting a surface–to–air missile launcher.

An Ocoee man showed up and exchanged the 4–foot–long launcher for size–3 Reebok sneakers for >>>


      MINOR QUAKE IN UTAH, MILES FROM MINE
      Washington Post, 18-08-2007
     MINERSVILLE, Utah –– A minor 3.' magnitude earthquake early Saturday shook southwestern Utah, 150 miles from the collapsed coal mine where six men are missing.

The quake hit in a remote area and was unlikely to have caused any damage, said Relu Burlacu, a seismologist with the University of Utah >>>


      N.C. WAITRESS APPLAUDS MINIMUM WAGE HIKE
      Washington Post, 18-08-2007
     WASHINGTON –– A North Carolina waitress on Saturday lauded the Democratic–initiated increase in the minimum wage, saying in the party‘s weekly radio address that the extra money will have a ripple effect on millions of lives.

Fawn Townsend, a nightshift server in Raleigh, N.C., criticize >>>



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