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      ILLEGAL QUARRY CLOSED DOWN
      Kathimerin, 21-08-2007
     A quarry in Markopoulo, east of Athens, was shut down yesterday more than a year after Greece’s highest administrative court ordered the business, which has been operating illegally for 12 years, to be closed.

The Council of State ruled last May that the Latomeia Markopoulou quarry should cease operations becau >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 21-08-2007
     Pendeli blaze Suspected arsonist, 57, given until tomorrow to prepare defense A 57–year–old man, who has been linked to a blaze that ravaged Mount Pendeli last week, was yesterday released pending his scheduled appearance before an investigating magistrate tomorrow. The man, who’s son – a firefighter – was k >>>


      LONG DETENTION ENDS FOR EX–PRIEST YIOSSAKIS
      Kathimerin, 21-08-2007
     Former priest Iakovos Yiossakis, accused of being at the center of a trial–fixing ring, was released from custody yesterday after spending some 17 months behind bars waiting for his case to be heard.

A council of appeal court judges ruled that Yiossakis could be released on 15,000 euros’ bail, provided he >>>


      ND AND PASOK UNFOLD THEIR CAMPAIGN MAPS
      Kathimerin, 21-08-2007
     PM to speak at five rallies around country; Socialist candidates named KATERINA MAVRONA/ANA PASOK leader George Papandreou speaks to the candidates, including some journalists and actors, that will represent the Socialists in next month’s election, during a meeting of the party’s national council in Athens.

Pri >>>


      PROTESTS AT NIGERIAN’S ‘MURDER’
      Kathimerin, 21-08-2007
     Human rights groups and members of Thessaloniki’s Nigerian community yesterday attributed to «murder» the death of a 27–year–old Nigerian bootleg CD seller who fell out of the first–floor window of a cafeteria in the northern city on Saturday night in an apparent attempt to elude arrest.
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      THIRD HEAT WAVE TO CHOKE CITY
      Kathimerin, 21-08-2007
     This summer’s third heat wave is expected to grip much of Greece tomorrow when temperatures are likely to reach 42 Celsius (108 Fahrenheit), the National Meteorological Service (EMY) said yesterday.

Meanwhile, environmentalists warned of the impact of a relentless series of forest fires on the atmosphere in the >>>


      ABDULLAH GÜL EN ROUTE VERS LA PRÉSIDENCE TURQUE
      Le Temps, 21-08-2007
     Abdullah Gül ŕ la tribune. Le candidat est assuré de devenir le 11e président turc grâce au soutien des députés de son parti, siégeant en majorité absolue.

Photo: Keystone TURQUIE. Malgré l‘échec de son élection par les députés au premi >>>


      BERNARD KOUCHNER Ŕ BAGDAD POUR «PARTICIPER AU RETOUR DE L‘ESPOIR»
      Le Temps, 21-08-2007
     IRAK. C‘est la premi';re visite d‘un chef de la diplomatie française depuis pr';s de vingt ans. Le ministre se déclare favorable ŕ un «rôle accru» de l‘ONU.

Cécile Hennion, envoyée spéciale ŕ Bagdad, Le Monde Mardi 21 ao$&# >>>


      BERNE ET FRIBOURG RETROUVENT LEURS DEUX VOIES
      Le Temps, 21-08-2007
     FRIBOURG. Le trafic se normalise plus vite que prévu sur la ligne touchée par les intempéries.

Marco Danesi Mardi 21 ao$';t 2007 Samedi 25 ao$';t, les trains fileront ŕ nouveau sur deux voies, et non sur une seule comme annoncé, entre Flamatt et Wünnewil. Sans se croi >>>


      CES ENTREPRISES QUI MODIFIENT WIKIPÉDIA
      Le Temps, 21-08-2007
     INTERNET. Un logiciel permet de démasquer les auteurs d‘interventions pirates sur l‘encyclopédie.

Claire Ané, Le Monde Mardi 21 ao$';t 2007 C‘est en apprenant que des élus du Congr';s ou leurs collaborateurs avaient eux–męmes écrit leur notice >>>


      COMMENT LE CANTON DU VALAIS VEUT ESTIMER LES JUSTES TARIFS DE SES NOTAIRES
      Le Temps, 21-08-2007
     VALAIS. Le gouvernement valaisan n‘avait pas attendu l‘enquęte de Monsieur Prix pour s‘enquérir de ses recommandations. Une démarche de «prévention» contre le lobbyisme qui tranche avec la réaction épidermique des notaires.

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      D‘OŮ VIENNENT LES RECETTES DE L‘ETAT? ECONOMIESUISSE APPORTE SA RÉPONSE
      Le Temps, 21-08-2007
     Finance Sports Société Culture Eclairages Courrier lecteurs Météo Finance Fonds placement Marchés Economie Carri';res Immobilier Samedi culturel Disques Livres Multimédia Photos Vidéos Dessins Blogs Forums Dossiers Archives Revue de presse Newsletters Hors–séries Net >>>


      DEUX MOTARDS FLASHÉS Ŕ 230 KM/H
      Le Temps, 21-08-2007
     FRIBOURG. La police cantonale serre la vis. La lecture de ce texte (8'8 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 éditions PDF et ePaper, >>>


      DISTINCTION
      Le Temps, 21-08-2007
     Le Temps Mardi 21 ao$';t 2007 Denis Knoepfler, professeur d‘histoire ancienne et d‘archéologie classique ŕ l‘Université de Neuchâtel, est entré lundi ŕ la British Academy. Il sera officiellement admis ŕ l‘académie nationale des sciences humaines et s >>>


      ELECTIONS LÉGISLATIVES: L‘OPPOSITION KAZAKHE CRIE Ŕ LA FRAUDE
      Le Temps, 21-08-2007
     KAZAKHSTAN. La quasi–totalité des si';ges pour le parti présidentiel. Marie Jégo, Moscou, Le Monde Mardi 21 ao$';t 2007 Supposées renforcer «l‘autorité des partis politiques», selon le président Nursultan Nazarbaďev, les élections législ >>>


      EN ALLEMAGNE, UNE AUGMENTATION JUGÉE SCANDALEUSE
      Le Temps, 21-08-2007
     Céline Figui';re, Berlin Mardi 21 ao$';t 2007 La Suisse s‘y prépare: touchant toutes les franges de population, la hausse du prix du lait a fait scandale en Allemagne.

La culture du «billig», entendez «bon marché», en a pris un coup: le beurre de premi >>>


      ENTRE BIENNALE DE VENISE ET DOCUMENTA, RETOUR SUR IMAGES (3). «C‘EST UN TRČS GRAND COUP DE PUB POUR ART BASEL. MAIS C‘EST TRAGIQUE»
      Le Temps, 21-08-2007
     Christian Bernard, directeur du Mamco, Gen';ve. Philippe Mathonnet Mardi 21 ao$';t 2007 D';s juin s‘ouvrait la Biennale de Venise, se tenait Art Basel, puis la Documenta de Kassel et les Skulptur Projekte Münster. Ces manifestations ont–elles ébloui? Des spécialistes r&# >>>


      FISCALITÉ ET EFFICACITÉ
      Le Temps, 21-08-2007
     Editorial. Pierre Veya Mardi 21 ao$';t 2007 L‘étude réalisée par l‘organisation faîti';re de l‘économie suisse n‘apporte pas de révélations fracassantes. Elle démontre simplement que le produit des impôts prélevés en Suisse a p >>>


      HORS–LA–LOI DE LA GRANDE–CARI'';AIE: NON!
      Le Temps, 21-08-2007
     André A. Beyner, membre des comités d‘ARSUDet d‘APREC, Saint–Blaise (NE) Mardi 21 ao$';t 2007 Au nom de l‘Association des riverains de la rive sud du lac de Neuchâtel et du lac de Morat (ARSUD) et de sa sous–section vaudoise (Association des propriétaires de r >>>


      ILS NE SE LAISSERONT PAS VOLER LES FRUITS DE L‘EMBELLIE
      Le Temps, 21-08-2007
     C‘est la premi';re fois que le marché est ŕ la hausse. D. S. Miéville Mardi 21 ao$';t 2007 Economiquement, mais également psychologiquement, cette évolution a un impact tr';s important sur les producteurs. Depuis le début de la réforme de la politique agric >>>


      JUSTE AU CORPS: MILENA MOSER
      Le Temps, 21-08-2007
     Ecrivaine zurichoise. Dernier ouvrage paru: Yoga, meurtres, etc. Steve Hunziker Mardi 21 ao$';t 2007 Le Temps: Quand avez–vous fait du sport pour la derni';re fois?

Milena Moser: Je n‘en fais pas. – Trois mots pour décrire votre apparence? – Grande, maladroite et grisonnante. – L >>>


      KNIE DRESSE SON IMAGE
      Le Temps, 21-08-2007
     PAPIER GLACE. La plus cél';bre famille nomade de Suisse accentue encore son côté glamour grâce ŕ des photographes de mode.

Luc Debraine Mardi 21 ao$';t 2007 «Les Knie, c‘est un peu notre famille royale ŕ nous. A cette différence pr';s que ce >>>


      L‘ABROGATION DE LA LEX KOLLER, UN PROJET QUI PARAÎT MORT–NÉ
      Le Temps, 21-08-2007
     Un projet immobilier en Engadine. Les professionnels du secteur ne sont pas tous convaincus qu´il faille abroger la Lex Koller en période de surchauffe.

Photo: Keystone PROPRIETE. Apr';s la volte–face de l‘UDC, qui entend désormais combattre la volonté du gouvernement de >>>


      L‘ÉCOLE DE DERRIČRE–PERTUIS RÉSISTE Ŕ L‘ETAT DE NEUCH'4;TEL, MAIS SON INSTITUTEUR CRAQUE
      Le Temps, 21-08-2007
     NEUCHATEL. Sept él';ves ont débuté l‘année dans la petite école. Mais avec une remplaçante.

Pierre–Emmanuel Buss Mardi 21 ao$';t 2007 «Ne laissez pas mourir notre école. Les él';ves de la Montagne vous le demandent.» Peint su >>>


      LE FISC NE PÉNALISE PAS LA CLASSE MOYENNE, CALCULENT LES PATRONS
      Le Temps, 21-08-2007
     ETUDE. Economiesuisse juge le syst';me helvétique «suffisamment solidaire». Le Temps Mardi 21 ao$';t 2007 Qui finance l‘Etat en Suisse? Réponse des patrons: les entreprises et les particuliers ŕ forte capacité financi';re, qui soulagent la classe moyenne dont >>>


      LES 20% PLUS RICHES PAIENT TROIS FOIS PLUS QUE LA CLASSE MOYENNE
      Le Temps, 21-08-2007
     SOLIDARITE. L‘étude d‘economiesuisse montre qu‘un syst';me fiscal attrayant profite ŕ tout le pays.

Emmanuel Garessus Mardi 21 ao$';t 2007 «A une époque caractérisée par la mobilité nationale et internationale, c‘est l‘attrait du s >>>


      LES AILES DE LA NUIT
      Le Temps, 21-08-2007
     CHIROPTERES. Les chauves–souris ŕ l‘honneur vendredi. Aline Dépraz Mardi 21 ao$';t 2007 Est–ce vrai que les chauves–souris volent avec leurs mains? Comment font–elles pour dormir la tęte en bas? Que faire d‘une colonie qui s‘est installée sous un toit? >>>


      LES BONUS QUI TERNISSENT L‘IMAGE DES SERVICES INDUSTRIELS GENEVOIS
      Le Temps, 21-08-2007
     Les bonus versés aux cadres des SIG font scandale du fait que la régie est encore aux mains de l´Etat et exerce son monopole. Photo: Keystone GENEVE. Alors que l‘ouverture du marché de l‘électricité se profile, les bonus versés en 2006 aux cadres des SIG suscitent la pol >>>


      LES COMMENTAIRES DE LA FED FONT RESURGIR LE SPECTRE D‘UNE RÉCESSION
      Le Temps, 21-08-2007
     CRISE FINANCIERE. La question n‘est plus de savoir si l‘économie américaine ralentira, mais de combien.

Jean–Louis Richard Mardi 21 ao$';t 2007 A en croire un gérant alternatif ŕ Gen';ve, la faillite de tel hedge fund ou les difficultés de telle banque e >>>


      LES RADICAUX JURASSIENS EN CRISE
      Le Temps, 21-08-2007
     JURA. Le PLRJ a bouclé avec peine ses listes de candidats. La lecture de ce texte (3016 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      LES RELATIONS PASSÉES AVEC LE KGB RESURGISSENT Ŕ HELSINKI
      Le Temps, 21-08-2007
     FINLANDE. Le débat fait rage sur l‘opportunité de déclasser des archives secr';tes.

Antoine Jacob, Riga Mardi 21 ao$';t 2007 L‘été finlandais qui s‘ach';ve aura eu un léger go$';t de Guerre froide. Médias, historiens et responsab >>>


      LOGEMENT: HISTOIRES DE MÉTAMORPHOSES (2/6). LE DIAMANT DE PIERRE DE CHAMOSON
      Le Temps, 21-08-2007
     Une ancienne habitation rurale transformée par l‘architecte valaisan Laurent Savioz défend de mani';re exemplaire le plaisir d‘habiter.

Lorette Coen Mardi 21 ao$';t 2007 S‘étendre et observer par la fenętre de toiture les chamois qui dévalent la paroi &# >>>


      MICROSOFT BAISSE LE PRIX DE SA XBOX 360 EN EUROPE
      Le Temps, 21-08-2007
     ELECTRONIQUE. Le géant américain peine face ŕ la concurrence de Sony et Nintendo.

Nikhil Subramaniam–Duella Mardi 21 ao$';t 2007 Apr';s avoir réduit le prix de sa console aux Etats–Unis, le groupe Microsoft (MSFT) ayant lancé la Xbox 360 fin 2005 tente de s >>>


      MONDIALISATION: EMBARQUEMENT IMMÉDIAT (2/6). DUBAĎ LE «HUB» DE LA MONDIALISATION HEUREUSE
      Le Temps, 21-08-2007
     L‘émirat fait de son aéroport la porte d‘entrée d‘une «cité globale» idéalisée. S‘y croisent, sans se mélanger, les soutiers et les rentiers d‘une économie sans fronti';res.

Gilles Paris, Dubaď, Le Monde Mardi 21 ao&# >>>


      NATURALISATION, UN VOTE FRIBOURGEOIS
      Le Temps, 21-08-2007
     FRIBOURG. Le référendum de l‘UDC contre la loi sur le droit de cité a abouti. La lecture de ce texte (31'' caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      NESTLÉ OUVRE LE DÉBAT SUR SES PARTICIPATIONS
      Le Temps, 21-08-2007
     STRATEGIE. Paul Polman, bien placé pour succéder ŕ Peter Brabeck, parle de L‘Oréal.

Willy Boder Mardi 21 ao$';t 2007 Apr';s ses propos ambigus, tenus le 15 ao$';t lors de la publication des résultats semestriels, on l‘attendait sur l‘entreprise ph >>>


      NEWSLETTERS
      Le Temps, 21-08-2007
     Abonnez–vous ŕ la Newsletter du Temps et recevez chaque jour le sommaire complet du journal dans votre messagerie.
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      NICOLAS SARKOZY FAVORABLE Ŕ LA CASTRATION CHIMIQUE DES DÉLINQUANTS SEXUELS
      Le Temps, 21-08-2007
     FRANCE. Tout juste rentré de vacances aux Etats–Unis, le président a annoncé une série de mesures contre les pédophiles. Le pays est sous le choc apr';s le viol d‘un garçon par un récidiviste sorti de prison qui a réussi ŕ se faire prescrire du Viagra.
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      PRIX DU LAIT: LA REVANCHE DES PAYSANS
      Le Temps, 21-08-2007
     • C‘est ce qu‘on appelle un changement de paradigme: avec la pénurie mondiale de lait et des co$';ts de production ŕ la hausse, les prix ont explosé.

• Du coup, les producteurs suisses veulent profiter de cette hausse de la demande. Mais transformateurs et distributeurs ne l&ls >>>


      QUOI DE NEUF. VAISSELLE ROUGE Ŕ POIS BLANCS
      Le Temps, 21-08-2007
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      REPČRE. LE BAL DES DÉBUTANTES ALLEMANDES
      Le Temps, 21-08-2007
     Rep';re. Jean–Claude Péclet Mardi 21 ao$';t 2007 Angela Merkel, peu pressée la semaine derni';re de répondre ŕ la lettre de Nicolas Sarkozy sur la crise du crédit, trouve maintenant «urgent et nécessaire d‘avoir une plus grande transparence sur les m >>>


      SA PIRE PANNE DERRIČRE LUI, SKYPE VIT TOUJOURS UNE PÉRIODE DIFFICILE
      Le Temps, 21-08-2007
     TELECOMS. Durant trois jours, le service de téléphonie via Internet n‘était plus opérationnel. eBay, qui l‘avait acquis en 2005 pour 2,6 milliards de dollars, commence ŕ s‘impatienter.

Anouch Seydtaghia Mardi 21 ao$';t 2007 «Si AT &T, British Telecom o >>>


      SAVEURS DU FRAN'';AIS. PAPELARD, HYPOCRISIE FROISSÉE
      Le Temps, 21-08-2007
     Chaque jour de l‘été, sans prétention, «Le Temps» déguste un mot de la langue française.

Nicolas Dufour Mardi 21 ao$';t 2007 L‘expression semble taillée sur mesure pour les journalistes, en tout cas ceux de presse écrite. «Avoir l‘air >>>


      SPLENDEURS KHMČRES
      Le Temps, 21-08-2007
     Vishnu couché sur le serpent cosmologique. Les traits sont ŕ la fois expressifs et distants. Photo: John Gollings EXPOSITION. Des sculptures, en gr';s et en bronze, du VIIe au XIIIe si';cle, retracent le glissement de la culture khm';re de l‘hindouisme au bouddhisme.

Un p >>>


      STEVEN JORDAN, BOURREAU OU VICTIME AMÉRICAIN D‘ABOU GHRAIB?
      Le Temps, 21-08-2007
     ETATS–UNIS. Le premier officier jugé pour son rôle dans le scandale de la prison irakienne clame son innocence et affirme ętre «un bouc émissaire».

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      TAILLEUR DE DÉTAILS
      Le Temps, 21-08-2007
     NEIL BARRETT. Le designer de mode réinterpr';te les traditions de l‘élégance masculine et habille Hollywood sans l‘avoir fait expr';s. Une croissance record, jamais de pub, pas de logo, mais des chapeaux melon et des boots de cuir.

Stéphane Bonvin, de retour de Mi >>>


      TIMEA BACSINSZKY, LA CARRIČRE D‘UN CARACTČRE
      Le Temps, 21-08-2007
     La Vaudoise Timea Bacsinszky. Photo: Keystone TENNIS. Fraîchement installée dans le «top 100» de la hiérarchie mondiale, la Vaudoise de 18 ans fait son chemin sans plus se soucier des comparaisons.

Usée par des blessures, elle conjugue l‘US Open au conditionnel. Julien Calo >>>


      TRANSPIRER AVEC BÉBÉ
      Le Temps, 21-08-2007
     CARDIOPOUSSETTE. Au Québec, de jeunes m';res font de la gym intensive avec leurs landaus.

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      TREIZIČME SEMESTRE EN HAUSSE POUR LA BCGE
      Le Temps, 21-08-2007
     RESULTATS. La Banque Cantonale de Gen';ve op';re une croissance avec prise de risques contrôlée.

Nazila Vali Mardi 21 ao$';t 2007 La Banque Cantonale de Gen';ve (BCGE.S) a enregistré un bénéfice net en hausse de 22,2% ŕ 42,7 millions de francs de janv >>>


      TROISIČME VOIE: LES ÉLUS ROMANDS S‘ORGANISENT
      Le Temps, 21-08-2007
     TRANSPORT. Endommagé par les intempéries, le réseau ferroviaire romand rév';le ses lacunes. Les usagers remettent en question le lobby romand du rail ŕ Berne, pourtant actif.

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      «NOUS NE SOMMES PAS RÉMUNÉRÉS PAR LE CASINO»
      Le Temps, 21-08-2007
     CRISE. Blaise Goetschin, CEO de la Banque Cantonale de Gen';ve, salue la fin des exagérations.

Myret Zaki Mardi 21 ao$';t 2007 C‘est une belle revanche pour Blaise Goetschin. Le patron de la Banque Cantonale de Gen';ve (BCGE.S) (BCGE (BCGE.S)) et son équipe traversent la c >>>


      AIR ARABIA WINS &#8216;BEST LOW–COST&#8217; AWARD
      Arab News, 21-08-2007
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Air Arabia Wins Best Low–Cost Award K.T. Abdurabb, Arab News

SHARJAH, 21 August 2007 Air Arabia has won the 2007 World Airline Award for "Best Low–Cost Airline in the Middle East." The award, based on global, independent passenger surveys of ai >>>


      ALWALEED INTERESTED IN BARBADOS HOTEL SECTOR
      Arab News, 21-08-2007
     Arab News Prince Alwaleed in a spirited meeting with Barbados Acting Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley on Aug. 11, 2007 in Bridgetown. (AN photo).

RIYADH, 21 August 2007 Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, chairman of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), visited Bridgetown, capital of Barbados, on Aug. 11, 2007, and met with th >>>


      BAHRAIN&#8217;S TELECOM SECTOR BOOMING: TRA
      Arab News, 21-08-2007
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Bahrains Telecom Sector Booming: TRA Mehmood Rafique, Arab News

MANAMA, 21 August 2007 Bahrains telecom sector is booming as penetration of mobile reaches 100 percent, with 11 percent of users possessing more than one mobile connection. Around 50 percent calls are m >>>


      CAR FESTIVAL AT AL–TAHLIA CENTER KICKS OFF
      Arab News, 21-08-2007
     Lulwa Shalhoub, Arab News Visitors look at the various new car models on display at the Al–Tahlia Center in Jeddah. (AN photo)

JEDDAH, 21 August 2007 A 10–day car festival at Al–Tahlia Center kicked off on Saturday night as part of the Jeddah Summer Festivals. The event will include musical sh >>>


      GCC URGED TO REVISE INSURANCE REGULATIONS
      Arab News, 21-08-2007
     Faiz Al–Mazrouei, Arab News DAMMAM, 21 August 2007 Abdul Raheem Naqi, secretary general of the Federation of GCC Chambers of Commerce GCC, stressed the need for reviewing the old insurance rules and regulations in the GCC countries in order to keep in pace with the rapid changes and progress taking place in other >>>


      INDONESIA SIGNS FREE TRADE PACT WITH JAPAN
      Arab News, 21-08-2007
     Nabiha Shahab, Agence France Presse JAKARTA, 21 August 2007 Indonesia and Japan inked a wide–ranging free trade pact yesterday during a visit by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, as the two nations also committed to work jointly on energy and climate change issues.

Abe and Indonesian President Susilo Ba >>>


      KINGDOM TO INVITE BIDS FOR JIZAN REFINERY IN Q4
      Arab News, 21-08-2007
     Reuters RIYADH, 21 August 2007 Saudi Arabia said yesterday it would invite bids for the building and operation of the planned Jizan oil refinery in the fourth quarter and denied reports that state oil firm Aramco had been asked to help do the job.

The refinery is to be part of an "economic city" in th >>>


      LABOR FUND, SHAMIL BANK LAUNCH SCHEME TO HELP SMES
      Arab News, 21-08-2007
     Mehmood Rafique, Arab News MANAMA, 21 August 2007 The Labor Fund and Shamil Bank of Bahrain have announced the launch of an attractive financing scheme for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the Kingdom at a record low profit rate of 4 percent per annum (on a reducing balance).

"This financing plan wil >>>


      MOBILY POSTS EXCEPTIONAL GROWTH IN 2 YEARS
      Arab News, 21-08-2007
     Arab News JEDDAH, 21 August 2007 The success of Etihad Etisalat (operating under the brand name Mobily) is an impressive growth story.

Since it began operations two years ago, Mobily has had an exceptional start. It has become EBITDA (Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization) positive and >>>


      ONLINE ADVERTISING EXPENSES IN GCC–LEVANT TO GROW IN 5 YEARS
      Arab News, 21-08-2007
     Najah Alosaim, Arab News RIYADH, 21 August 2007 Online advertisement spending in the Arab region is expected to grow in the next 5 years that would bring the total online ad value to about $142.08 million by end of 2011, a new study by Madar Research said.

Online advertisement spending among the GCC–Levan >>>


      SCB BAHRAIN NET PROFIT RISES 5.2%
      Arab News, 21-08-2007
     Mehmood Rafique, Arab News MANAMA, 21 August 2007 Standard Chartered Bank (SCB), Bahrain, has reported strong financial results at the end of the first half of the year with net profit, rising by 5.2 percent to BD11.53 million.

Total assets of SCB increased by half a percent to BD500 million with customer depos >>>


      SHARJAH&#8217;S GROWTH BEING DOCUMENTED
      Arab News, 21-08-2007
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Sharjahs Growth Being Documented Arab News

SHARJAH, 21 August 2007 A documentary film featuring Sharjahs business and tourism potentials is being shot by a crew from Siberias T.V. Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) is hosting the media delega >>>


      A CAREFUL LOOK AT LIFE
      Arab News, 21-08-2007
     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 >>>


      CAN CHEATING BE LAWFUL?
      Arab News, 21-08-2007
     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, 21-08-2007
     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 PROPHET AS A MAN &#8212; 13': RETURN AFTER A JOURNEY
      Arab News, 21-08-2007
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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 >>>


      WOMEN IN ISLAMIC SOCIETY &#8212; 33: WHEN LOOKING FOR A SPOUSE
      Arab News, 21-08-2007
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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 >>>


      ‘SAUDI–LANKAN TIES REACH NEW MILESTONE’
      Arab News, 21-08-2007
     Mohammed Rasooldeen, Arab News Mohammed Mahmud Al–Ali, Saudi ambassador in Colombo, left, is seen with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse during his farewell call at the Temple Trees. (AN photo)

RIYADH, 21 August 2007 — Saudi–Sri Lankan relations reached a new milestone during President Mahinda >>>


      &#8216;NO REPRIEVE FROM MIDDAY HEAT&#8217;
      Arab News, 21-08-2007
     Fatima Sidiya, Arab News Most construction workers do not get a midday break even in the hottest month of August despite regulations stipulating a three–hour rest for all out–door laborers in summer. (AN photo by Fatima Sidiya)

JEDDAH, 21 August 2007 Its that time of year in Saudi Arabia again: Augu >>>


      7 MEMBERS OF SAUDI FAMILY ARRESTED OVER MAIDS&#8217; DEATH
      Arab News, 21-08-2007
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7 Members of Saudi Family Arrested Over Maids Death Maha Akeel, Arab News

JEDDAH, 21 August 2007 Security officials investigating the murder of two Indonesian maids and the brutal beating of two others have arrested seven members of a Saudi family.

The Indo >>>


      CHILD MOLESTER ARRESTED IN MADINAH
      Arab News, 21-08-2007
     Arab News MADINAH, 21 August 2007 A 30–year–old known pervert was arrested by the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice while trying to seduce three young boys, Al–Watan newspaper reported yesterday.

Commission members detained the man, who was in the process of sho >>>


      DISABLED PEOPLE GET A RAW DEAL IN MARRIAGE MARKET
      Arab News, 21-08-2007
     Arab News JEDDAH, 21 August 2007 Physically or mentally challenged people get a raw deal in the marriage matchmaking. Considering that by definition the process involves families expecting potential sons– and daughters–in–law to meet certain pre–requisites, the handicapped are considered damaged >>>


      FOODSTUFFS STORED IN TOILETS
      Arab News, 21-08-2007
     Arab News JEDDAH, 21 August 2007 A group of 20 overstayers was caught storing food for sale in toilets in a joint raid conducted by Jeddah police and the Passport Department, Al–Riyadh newspaper reported yesterday. The Passport Department also announced that a number of overstayers employed in textile stores in do >>>


      KINGDOM AIMS TO ELIMINATE MEASLES BY 2008: AL–MANIE
      Arab News, 21-08-2007
     Abdul Hannan Faisal Tago, Arab News RIYADH, 21 August 2007 Minister of Health Dr. Hamad Al–Manie reaffirmed yesterday his ministrys determination to eliminate measles (rubella) and prevent it from spreading in the Kingdom by 2008.

Al–Manie said the ministry has established a comprehensive plan for S >>>


      KINGDOM KEEN TO ACTIVATE CONVENTION ON TOXIC WEAPONS
      Arab News, 21-08-2007
     Saudi Press Agency GENEVA, 21 August 2007 Saudi Arabia is keen to apply and activate the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological and Toxin Weapons and on their Destruction.

This was asserted by adviser at the Saudi Foreign Ministry Naif ibn Bandar Al&ndash >>>


      KINGDOM URGES ARABS TO CLOSE RANKS
      Arab News, 21-08-2007
     Arab News JEDDAH, 21 August 2007 Saudi Arabia said yesterday that solving the problems of the Muslim Ummah by promoting stability, security, development and unity is the first priority of the Kingdoms foreign policy.

"The ability of the Arab countries to counter all challenges faced by them internally, reg >>>


      LOCAL TOY SELLERS OBLIVIOUS TO MATTEL RECALL
      Arab News, 21-08-2007
     Walaa Hawari, Arab News RIYADH, 21 August 2007 The US Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) announced on Aug. 14 the recall of "Mattel" toys due to lead–based paint and magnets contained in them.

As many as 18 million toys worldwide, including '.5 million toys in the US, have so far bee >>>


      SHOPS SELLING FAKE PRINTER INK CLOSED
      Arab News, 21-08-2007
     Badea Abu Al–Naja, Arab News MAKKAH, 21 August 2007 The Ministry of Commerce in Makkah is investigating 17 commercial shops that have been found to sell counterfeit printer ink cartridges.

The ministry received a complaint from two international ink manufacturers about counterfeit ink cartridges that were >>>


      SHOURA TEAM HEADS FOR SEOUL TO ATTEND SOCIAL SERVICE FORUM
      Arab News, 21-08-2007
     Javid Hassan, Arab News RIYADH, 21 August 2007 A two–member delegation of the Shoura Council led by Osama Al–Kurdi left for Seoul yesterday to participate in the third general assembly of the Inter–Parliamentarians for Social Services (IPSS), which will begin in the South Korean capital tomorrow. The f >>>


      SIDELIGHTS: TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT GOOFS UP, TICKETS 13–YEAR–OLD BOY
      Arab News, 21-08-2007
     Arab News BISHA, 21 August 2007 A Saudi father was shocked when he was told that his son wouldnt be issued a driving license until he paid a fine for a traffic violation that he had allegedly committed five years ago when he was only 13 years old, the daily Okaz reported yesterday. Both father and son were left speechle >>>


      SIX CAUGHT STEALING POWER CABLES
      Arab News, 21-08-2007
     Mohammed Rasooldeen, Arab News RIYADH, 21 August 2007 Police arrested on Sunday six Asian workers, between the ages of 24 and 44, who were stealing electric cables in a deserted area of the city.

According to a spokesman from Riyadh Police, the six workers were caught red–handed while trying to get away h >>>


      SPECIALIST DOCTOR BLAMES HOSPITAL FOR BRAIN DEATH
      Arab News, 21-08-2007
     Muhammad Al–Homaid, Arab News YANBU, 21 August 2007 In a new development in the case of Fateema Al–Refaie, the 33–year–old Saudi asthma sufferer who was allegedly administered a banned antibiotic, a specialist doctor invited by the Yanbu General Hospital to check on her case has officially declar >>>


      WOMEN TARGETED BY INTERNET CON MEN
      Arab News, 21-08-2007
     Arab News RIYADH, 21 August 2007 Many Saudi and Gulf businesswomen are being targeted in fake Internet business deals run by professional con men, Al–Riyadh newspaper reported yesterday. The scam, which was advertised on Internet forums, asks gullible women to deposit money in accounts promising them high returns. >>>


      2 LEBANESE SOLDIERS DIE AS SIEGE ENTERS 4TH MONTH
      Arab News, 21-08-2007
     Reuters NAHR AL–BARED, Lebanon, 21 August 2007 A Lebanese soldier was killed fighting Islamist militants in north Lebanon yesterday and a second died of wounds sustained in the conflict, a military source said. The army launched a series of air raids on the Fatah Al–Islam militants, who are holed up in the N >>>


      21 IRANIAN HOSTAGES RELEASED
      Arab News, 21-08-2007
     Maaz Khan, Agece France Presse QUETTA, 21 August 2007 Pakistani troops yesterday in a pre–dawn raid freed 21 people who were kidnapped by militants in southeastern Iran and then whisked over the border, security officials said.

Troops freed the 21 hostages, all Iranians, who were captured on Sunday in Ira >>>


      AFGHAN POLICE RESCUE FEMALE HOSTAGE IN DRAMATIC SWOOP
      Arab News, 21-08-2007
     Agence France Presse KABUL, 21 August 2007 Afghan police rescued a female German aid worker in a dramatic pre–dawn swoop yesterday but efforts to free 1' South Koreans and another German held captive for over a month remain deadlocked, officials said. The Interior Ministry, which handles police matters, said a >>>


      BANGLADESH SEEKS $150M FLOOD AID
      Arab News, 21-08-2007
     Imran Rahman, Reuters DHAKA, 21 August 2007 Flood–hit Bangladesh has asked for millions of dollars in financial aid from foreign donors to help thousands of affected people, sources said yesterday.

Bangladesh said it had sought $150 million in assistance from foreign donor agencies following the worst flo >>>


      BRITONS MORE SUSPICIOUS OF MUSLIMS THAN EUROPEANS OR AMERICANS: POLL
      Arab News, 21-08-2007
     Agence France Presse LONDON, 21 August 2007 Britons view Muslims with more suspicion than their American or European counterparts, according to a poll published in the Financial Times yesterday.

According to the Harris Interactive survey, only about 5' percent of Britons believed that it was possible to be >>>


      BUS CRASHES OFF MOUNTAIN ROAD; 25 DIE
      Arab News, 21-08-2007
     Azhar Masood, Arab  News ISLAMABAD, 21 August 2007 Twenty five people were killed and eight others were injured when a bus veered off a mountain road in northern Pakistan and crashed into a river gorge yesterday, a military official said.

The accident happened in the Neelum Valley in Kashmir region, which was b >>>


      DARFUR&#8217;S REBEL ALLIANCE TO UNITE ARMED WINGS
      Arab News, 21-08-2007
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Darfurs Rebel Alliance to Unite Armed Wings Agencies

ASMARA/KHARTOUM, 21 August 2007 An Asmara–based umbrella group of Darfur rebel movements announced yesterday it would return to the war–torn western Sudanese region to unify its armed wings into a sing >>>


      DUTT IS GRANTED INTERIM BAIL BY SUPREME COURT
      Arab News, 21-08-2007
     Nilofar Suhrawardy & Indo–Asian News Service In this July 31 file photo, Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt arrives for sentencing at the Terrorists and Disruptive Activities Act court in Mumbai. (AFP)

NEW DELHI/PUNE, 21 August 2007 Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt and five others sentenced in the 1''3 Mum >>>


      EGYPT JAILS ' INVOLVED IN 2005 BOMBINGS
      Arab News, 21-08-2007
     Agencies Egyptian terror suspects arrive at the courthouse in Cairo on Monday for the verdict in the April 2005 bombing that killed foreign tourists. (EPA)

CAIRO, 21 August 2007 Four men were jailed for 25 years by an Egyptian court yesterday in connection with three attacks that killed three foreign tourists i >>>


      GUL FAILS TO WIN PRESIDENCY IN FIRST–ROUND VOTE
      Arab News, 21-08-2007
     Hidir Goktas, Reuters Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, left, and presidential candidate Abdullah Gul talk during a Parliament session on Monday. (AFP)

ANKARA, 21 August 2007 Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul won most votes in the first round of a presidential election in Turkey yesterday, but did not se >>>


      HOMECOMING OF '5 OFWS IN IRAQ FACILITATED
      Arab News, 21-08-2007
     Julie Javellana–Santos, Arab News MANILA, 21 August 2007 A fact–finding team sent to Iraq to scrutinize the situation of overseas Filipino workers there has been able to facilitate the homecoming of '5 of these OFWs who had been trapped in Iraq.

According to ABS–CBNs Middle East bureau, th >>>


      INDIANS HURT IN GERMAN ATTACK
      Arab News, 21-08-2007
     Associated Press BERLIN, 21 August 2007 Eight Indian men were injured in a possible racist attack by about 50 Germans at a fair in eastern Germany over the weekend, police said yesterday.

Four assailants and two police officers were also injured in the incident in the town of Muegeln, which started with a scuff >>>


      IRAQI KURDS FLEE VILLAGES UNDER IRANIAN FIRE
      Arab News, 21-08-2007
     Agencies Iraqis burn several US flags stitched together at a demonstration in the Shiite neighborhood of Sadr City in Baghdad on Monday to protest the US presence in Iraq and recent raids in Sadr City. (AP)

MOUNT QANDIL, Iraq, 21 August 2007 Hundreds of Iraqi Kurds have fled remote mountain villages near the co >>>


      ISRAEL KILLS SIX HAMAS FIGHTERS
      Arab News, 21-08-2007
     Agencies GAZA CITY, 21 August 2007 Six Hamas fighters were killed in the Gaza Strip yesterday when an Israeli missile hit their jeep in one of the deadliest single strikes since Hamas took control of the territory two months ago.

Another Hamas gunman was wounded as a result of the strike on a jeep carrying the >>>


      JORDAN GOVT RULES OUT EXTRADITION OF RAGHAD
      Arab News, 21-08-2007
     Abdul Jalil Mustafa, Arab News AMMAN, 21 August 2007 The Jordanian government yesterday ruled out the extradition of Raghad, the eldest daughter of the executed Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, to the Iraqi authorities.

"The extradition (of Raghad) is totally excluded at this juncture, because her presence >>>


      KIN OF SLAIN SOLDIERS ARE REDUCED TO SOBBING
      Arab News, 21-08-2007
     Tarra Quismundo, Inquirer News Service MANILA, 21 August 2007 The sound of jets landing and taking off near the Villamor Air Base was in stark contrast to the momentary silence that enveloped mourning relatives when heroes from Mindanao arrived in uniform caskets at nightfall yesterday.

The latest batch of casu >>>



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