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      ALICO’S TOP EXECUTIVES HOLD TALKS WITH ANB
      Arab News, 20-01-2008
     Arab News RIYADH, 20 January 2008 — Top executives of American Life Insurance Company (ALICO) visited the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and met with senior officials of Arab National Bank (ANB) in Riyadh on Wednesday.

Headed by Joyce A. Phillips, president and chief operating officer, ALICO, the executives also atten >>>


      BODMAN URGES OPEC TO RAISE OUTPUT AMID HIGH DEMAND
      Arab News, 20-01-2008
     Mohammed Rasooldeen, Arab News RIYADH, 20 January 2008 — US Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman said yesterday that oil–producing countries, including Saudi Arabia, the top supplier, should increase their output to meet the rising energy demand. «I think it is possible for an increase in supply over a period of t >>>


      GROWING INTEREST IN NO–INTEREST BONDS
      Arab News, 20-01-2008
     Querubin J. Mi?as, Arab News JEDDAH, 20 January 2008 — The events of Sept. 11 raised the profile of all things Islamic. And now every major financial institution is quickly forming its own Shariah–compliant department.

Since 2001, the Islamic banking industry has boomed as more of the world’s 1.3 billion >>>


      PRICE OF SCRAP IRON INCREASES 8.33 PERCENT
      Arab News, 20-01-2008
     Arab News JEDDAH, 20 January 2008 — Price of scrap iron — the leftover or discarded iron which is reprocessed for another use — in Saudi Arabia jumped markedly in the beginning of this year to SR1,300 per ton from SR1,200, or an 8.33 percent hike, according to a report published in Al–Eqtisadiah newspaper yesterda >>>


      SABIC NET PROFIT SOARS 33% TO SR27BN IN 2007
      Arab News, 20-01-2008
     Reuters RIYADH, 20 January 2008 — Saudi Basic Industries Corp. (SABIC) made a net profit of SR27 billion in 2007, an increase of 33 percent from 2006. Full–year earnings per share were SR10.81 versus SR8.12 by the end of 2006, it said in a statement yesterday.

SABIC’s board said it would propose giving in >>>


      SAUDI FORUM ON INVESTMENT AND BANKING OPENS
      Arab News, 20-01-2008
     K.S. Ramkumar, Arab News JEDDAH, 20 January 2008 — A three–day Saudi International Banking & Investment Conference (SIBIC) opens today at 8:30 p.m. with the support of Makkah Governor Prince Khaled Al–Faisal at the Jeddah Hilton.

Tomorrow, the morning session will be devoted to a discussion on t >>>


      DIFFERENT ATTITUDE TO FINANCIAL MATTERS
      Arab News, 20-01-2008
     Adil Salahi, Arab News Bilal was one of the very early people to accept Islam. He was an Abyssinian slave owned by Umayyah ibn Khalaf, a chief of the clan of Jumah. When the Quraysh chiefs opposed to Islam launched their persecution campaign against the followers of the Prophet (peace be upon him), they targeted the wea >>>


      IS IT NECESSARY TO REMARRY AFTER EMBRACING ISLAM?
      Arab News, 20-01-2008
     Adil Salahi, Arab News Q. My wife and I were married under the civil law of our country, where Muslims are only a minority. At the time, my wife had not yet embraced Islam. Now she is a Muslim, thank God. Do we have to remarry under Islamic law?

N. Militon A. No you do not have to remarry. Your marriage is vali >>>


      WHY A JUDGMENT DAY?
      Arab News, 20-01-2008
     Commentary by Sayyid Qutb In the name of God, the Lord of Grace, the Ever Merciful The unbelievers say: ‘Never shall the Last Hour come upon us!’ Say: ‘Yes, by my Lord, it shall most certainly come to you. It is He who knows all that lies beyond the reach of human perception. Not an atom’s weight in the heavens or the e >>>


      335 INVENTORS TO TEST THEIR BRAINPOWER AT CREATIVITY SHOW
      Arab News, 20-01-2008
     Raid Qusti, Arab News RIYADH, 20 January 2008 — Over 335 inventors, men and women alike, are set to showcase their brainpower at the Kingdom’s first national exhibition to highlight creativity, scheduled for March. The exhibition, organized by the King Abdul Aziz and His Companions Foundation for the Gifted (KAHCFG) and >>>


      COLD SNAP CLAIMS MORE LIVES
      Arab News, 20-01-2008
     Anwar Al–Yami & Muhammad Al–Homaid, Arab News NAJRAN/YANBU, 20 January 2008 — A 54–year–old Yemeni worker died presumably of smoke inhalation after he burned charcoal to heat up his home in the southern city of Najran, which is reeling under the cold spell that is currently gripping the Kingd >>>


      JEDDAH MAYOR REBUKES AIDE OVER WORK DELAYS
      Arab News, 20-01-2008
     Arab News JEDDAH, 20 January 2008 — Mayor Adel Fakieh blamed his undersecretary for constructions and projects, Ibrahim Kutubkhana, for the inordinate delay in the completion of various development projects in the city.

Fakieh held Kutubkhana accountable for the poor implementation of vital development projects >>>


      KING OKS SR430M CANCER CENTER
      Arab News, 20-01-2008
     Arab News JEDDAH, 20 January 2008 — An advanced cancer treatment center will be established at King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center in Riyadh at a cost of SR430 million, it was announced yesterday.

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah has approved the 300–bed facility. It will >>>


      NEW NETWORK WILL MAKE INTERNET SIGNIFICANTLY FASTER
      Arab News, 20-01-2008
     P.K. Abdul Ghafour, Arab News JEDDAH, 20 January 2008 — The Kingdom’s information superhighway will be speeding up in major cities this year as Saudi Telecom announced plans to introduce a fast fiber–optic network.

How fast is fast? Current dial–up services have speeds nearing 256 kilobytes (256,000 >>>


      QATIF GIRL’S LAWYER GETS HIS LICENSE BACK
      Arab News, 20-01-2008
     Ebtihal Mubarak, Arab News JEDDAH, 20 January 2008 — A disciplinary committee at the Justice Ministry in Riyadh yesterday returned the law license of the Saudi lawyer who represented the «Qatif Girl,» the 20–year–old woman who was kidnapped and raped by seven men last year.

Lawyer and hu >>>


      SCHOOLBOY KILLED IN CAR CRASH
      Arab News, 20-01-2008
     Arab News RIYADH, 20 January 2008 — A 13–year–old Indian boy was killed and three others seriously injured in a car accident here on Friday.

Mohammed Abdul Sameer, a former student at the International Indian School–Riyadh (IISR), died on the spot while his brother, Abdul Nadeem, 15, who was d >>>


      ‘HAMAS FOILS FATAH PLOT TO KILL HANIYEH’
      Arab News, 20-01-2008
     Agencies GAZA CITY, 20 January 2008 — A senior Hamas official in the Gaza Strip yesterday accused rival Fatah of plotting to assassinate Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh as he prayed and said the would–be suicide bomber had been arrested and had confessed.

Tension between Islamist Hamas and Palestinian Preside >>>


      AMU TO HONOR ABDUL KALAM
      Arab News, 20-01-2008
     Arab News JEDDAH, 20 January 2008 — Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) will confer the doctor of literature (honoris causa) degree on former Indian President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Azim Premji of Wipro, industrialist Ratan Tata and M.S. Swaminathan, the father of green revolution, at its annual convocation in March. President >>>


      BELGIAN TOURISTS RETURN HOME FROM YEMEN ORDEAL
      Arab News, 20-01-2008
     Agencies SANAA, 20 January 2008 — Twelve Belgian tourists who survived a shooting attack on their convoy in Yemen that killed two of their compatriots returned home aboard a flight from Sanaa yesterday, Yemen’s tourism minister said.

«Two lightly wounded people, victims of the armed attack, are among the >>>


      BENAZIR MURDER SUSPECT ARRESTED
      Arab News, 20-01-2008
     Azhar Masood, Arab News ISLAMABAD, 20 January 2008 — Pakistani police have arrested a teenager who was allegedly part of a five–man squad that was tasked with killing Benazir Bhutto last month, security officials said yesterday.

The suspect, 15–year–old Aitezaz Shah, was arrested in Dera Ismai >>>


      BUSH’S REMARKS ON REFUGEES SPARK OUTCRY IN JORDAN
      Arab News, 20-01-2008
     Abdul Jalil Mustafa, Arab News AMMAN, 20 January 2008 — Jordan, home to about 1.' million Palestinian refugees, was this week the scene for deep disappointment over US President George W Bush’s remarks supportive of Jewish Israel and his unequivocal denial of the Palestinian refugees’ right to return to their homes >>>


      ISRAEL GUILTY OF WAR CRIMES IN GAZA: UN
      Arab News, 20-01-2008
     Agence France Presse A badly injured Palestinian child is carried to hospital after a deadly Israeli airstrike in Gaza City on Friday. John Dugard, UN special rapporteur on human rights, called it a war crime. (AP)

GENEVA, 20 January 2008 — Israel’s targeting of a Hamas government office which caused serious ca >>>


      JERUSALEM NOT ATTRACTIVE FOR YOUNG ISRAELIS
      Arab News, 20-01-2008
     Mohammed Mar’i, Arab News RAMALLAH, West Bank, 20 January 2008 — As the Israeli measures since the occupation of Jerusalem meant to expel its Arab–Palestinian residents on the road to declare it the eternal–unified capital of Jewish state, a newly published survey said that nearly 300,000 Israelis have left >>>


      MOSQUE RAID ENDS SOUTHERN IRAQ BLOODSHED
      Arab News, 20-01-2008
     Agencies NASIRIYAH, Iraq, 20 January 2008 — Security forces yesterday overran a mosque in southern Iraq where Shiites belonging to a cult were holed up, ending two days of clashes in two cities that killed at least 70 people, police said. The fighting came as millions of Shiites across Iraq marked the climax of 10&ndash >>>


      PHILIPPINE TOWNSFOLK AWAIT COMING OF MIGRATORY BIRDS
      Arab News, 20-01-2008
     Gloria Esguerra Melencio, Arab News MANILA, 20 January 2008 — As flocks of migratory birds fly from the cold winter up north to seek warmer areas down south, Pampanga is in the thick of preparations to welcome them to its Candaba marsh with its Ibon–Ebon Festival next month.

Birds of various species, part >>>


      RULES ON DIRECT HIRING OF FILIPINO WORKERS TIGHTENED
      Arab News, 20-01-2008
     Gloria Esguerra Melencio, Arab News MANILA, 20 January 2008 — Filipino women domestic helpers being hired directly for work abroad are now required to undergo pregnancy test under a new set of rules issued by the Philippine government.

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) yesterday said appl >>>


      4 MEN ARRESTED IN KILLING OF MOMS, KIDS
      Washington Post, 20-01-2008
     INDIANAPOLIS –– Four men were arrested Saturday in connection with the fatal shootings of a baby, a toddler and their mothers while the women held their children in their arms, police said.

Ronald Davis and Dante Hobson, both 30, face four counts of murder, felony murder, robbery and conspiracy to c >>>


      A LOOK AT FLORIDA, THE 4TH LARGEST STATE
      Washington Post, 20-01-2008
     AM –– NUMBERS Population: 18,08',888 AGE Median age: 3'.8 percent Percentage of population 65 and over: 16.8 percent Percentage of population 85 and over: 2.3 percent RACE Race: 61.3 percent white, 20.2 percent Hispanic or Latino origin, 15.8 percent black, 2.2 percent Asian.

LANGUAGE Langua >>>


      ANALYSIS: NEW TONE IN DEMOCRATIC RACE
      Washington Post, 20-01-2008
     WASHINGTON –– Hillary Rodham Clinton laid down a winning hand in Nevada. So did Barack Obama. After a brawling presidential contest in the state, Clinton heads into the next battleground of South Carolina with another popular vote victory.

But Obama, whose Jan. 3 Iowa victory recedes with time, walk >>>


      AP‘S FRANCES LEWINE DIES AT 86
      Washington Post, 20-01-2008
     WASHINGTON –– Frances Lewine, a White House correspondent for The Associated Press during the administrations of six presidents, from Eisenhower to Carter, died Saturday of a probable stroke. She was 86.

Lewine joined the Washington bureau of the AP in 1'56 to cover general assignments, includin >>>


      BARGE HITS SUNKEN WARSHIP REPLICA IN LA.
      Washington Post, 20-01-2008
     DONALDSONVILLE, La. –– A towboat ran into the sunken wreckage of a replica 17th–century warship in the Mississippi River on Saturday, forcing the Coast Guard to shut down a 10–mile stretch of the river.

The wreckage of Le Pelican punched a hole that pierced three fuel tanks on the towboa >>>


      CAUTION URGED ON ICY SOUTHERN ROADS
      Washington Post, 20-01-2008
     ATLANTA –– Meteorologists warned the mixture of rain and snow that fell across the South a day earlier could make for icy roads early Sunday, with overnight temperatures in the upper teens and low 20s.

On Saturday, snow, rain and sleet spread across parts of the region, dusting lawns and shrubs with >>>


      CLINTON CELEBRATES NEVADA SHOWING
      Washington Post, 20-01-2008
     LAS VEGAS –– Hillary Rodham Clinton said her victory in the popular vote at Nevada‘s caucuses on Saturday gave her a positive sendoff into the next big battleground, South Carolina.

"I guess this is how the West was won," she told cheering supporters. Nevada was the first western sta >>>


      COUNTDOWN
      Washington Post, 20-01-2008
     Rangel Unswayed Rep. Charles Rangel (D–N.Y.), one of the earliest advocates of Hillary Rodham Clinton‘s political ambitions, acknowledged in an interview with The Fix late last week that Clinton must overcome negative national perceptions about her candidacy to win his party‘s presidential nomination & >>>


      MCCAIN AND CLINTON LOOK TO NEXT BATTLE
      Washington Post, 20-01-2008
     11:27 AM COLUMBIA, South Carolina (Reuters) – Republican John McCain and Democrat Hillary Clinton looked on Sunday toward the next battles in an unpredictable White House race after scoring tough wins in the first major presidential voting in the U.S. South and West.

McCain narrowly defeated rival Mike Hu >>>


      MCCAIN SAYS WILL DO WELL IN FLORIDA
      Washington Post, 20-01-2008
     CHARLESTON, South Carolina (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate John McCain predicted on Sunday he would do well in the Florida primary election this month after winning South Carolina and took a swipe at rival Rudy Giuliani.

McCain, buoyant after winning on Saturday in the first contest in the U >>>


      MCCAIN WINS AT LEAST 20 DELEGATES
      Washington Post, 20-01-2008
     PM –– Sen. John McCain won at least 16 delegates in South Carolina‘s Republican primary Saturday, giving him a one–day total of at least 20, more than any other candidate on a day when Republicans and Democrats also voted in Nevada.

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee won at least three d >>>


      MOST DIVERSITY TRAINING INEFFECTIVE, STUDY FINDS
      Washington Post, 20-01-2008
     A03 Most diversity training efforts at American companies are ineffective and even counterproductive in increasing the number of women and minorities in managerial positions, according to an analysis that turns decades of conventional wisdom, government policy and court rulings on their head.

A comprehensive re >>>


      NASA SAYS NEW ROCKET MIGHT SHAKE VIOLENTLY
      Washington Post, 20-01-2008
     By Seth BorensteinAssociated PressSunday, January 20, 2008; A16 NASA is wrestling with a potentially dangerous problem in a spacecraft that has not even been built yet.

Engineers are concerned that the new rocket, meant to replace the space shuttle and send astronauts to the moon, could shake violently during t >>>


      NATION IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 20-01-2008
     Border Patrol Officer Is Killed by Vehicle YUMA, Ariz. –– A Border Patrol agent trying to stop a vehicle that had illegally entered the United States was struck and killed Saturday in California, officials said.

The agent was killed in the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area, a spot along the border >>>


      NEW GENERATION OF HOMELESS VETS EMERGE
      Washington Post, 20-01-2008
     LEEDS, Mass. –– Peter Mohan traces the path from the Iraqi battlefield to this lifeless conference room, where he sits in a kilt and a Camp Kill Yourself T–shirt and calmly describes how he became a sad cliche: a homeless veteran.

There was a happy homecoming, but then an accident _ car crash, >>>


      NEW GENERATION OF HOMELESS VETS EMERGE
      Washington Post, 20-01-2008
     LEEDS, Mass. –– Peter Mohan traces the path from the Iraqi battlefield to this lifeless conference room, where he sits in a kilt and a Camp Kill Yourself T–shirt and calmly describes how he became a sad cliche: a homeless veteran.

There was a happy homecoming, but then an accident _ car crash, >>>


      OBAMA CALLS FOR UNITY TO HEAL DIVISIONS
      Washington Post, 20-01-2008
     ATLANTA –– Barack Obama on Sunday called for unity to overcome the country‘s problems as he acknowledged that "none of our hands are clean" when it comes to healing divisions.

Heading into the most racially diverse contest yet in the presidential campaign, Obama took to the pulpit at >>>


      OBAMA GIVES AWAY ‘QUESTIONABLE‘ FUNDS
      Washington Post, 20-01-2008
     WASHINGTON –– Democratic presidential candidates Barack Obama is giving charity more than $40,000 in past political contributions linked to Chicago real estate developer and fast food magnate Antoin "Tony" Rezko, who is facing federal corruption charges, his campaign said Saturday.

The con >>>


      THE SPOTLIGHT LANDS BRIEFLY ON THE ‘BACK OF THE HOUSE‘
      Washington Post, 20-01-2008
     LAS VEGAS, Jan. 1' –– The walk to the Democratic caucus room in the Wynn Las Vegas casino resort began at the Ferrari store, skirted the Baccarat Lounge and ran straight past the Tower Suites, which start at $38' a night.

It swung left at Cartier and right at a restaurant called Alex, where >>>


      TODAY IN HISTORY – JAN. 20
      Washington Post, 20-01-2008
     AM –– Today is Sunday, Jan. 20, the 20th day of 2008. There are 346 days left in the year.

Today‘s Highlight in History: On Jan. 20, 1'81, Iran released 52 Americans it had held hostage for 444 days, minutes after the presidency had passed from Jimmy Carter to Ronald Reagan.

On th >>>


      VOTING NOT SMOOTH IN SOUTH CAROLINA
      Washington Post, 20-01-2008
     SURFSIDE BEACH, S.C. –– Nasty weather in the north and dysfunctional voting machines in one coastal county marred South Carolina‘s Republican primary Saturday.

Nearly 200 voting machines in Horry County didn‘t work at the start of voting and residents in at least one precinct were turned >>>


      ADMINISTRATION RANKLES SOME WITH STANCE IN HANDGUN CASE
      Washington Post, 20-01-2008
     The Bush administration‘s position in the case before the Supreme Court on the constitutionality of the District of Columbia‘s ban on handguns has created an unexpected and serious backlash in conservative circles, disappointing gun enthusiasts and creating implications for the presidential campaign.

>>>


      CLINTON REMARKS ON VICTORY AFTER NEVADA CAUCUS
      Washington Post, 20-01-2008
     SEN. HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON, D–N.Y.: ... people of Nevada who participated and made sure their voices were heard.

I had a great campaign here. I had a lot of wonderful help from friends around the country, like Mayor Villaraigosa from Los Angeles, who has been with me, and I am particularly gratified that >>>


      DEMOCRATS CHOOSE CONVENTION DELEGATES
      Washington Post, 20-01-2008
     About '00 D.C. Democrats caucused yesterday to decide which delegates would represent them at the Democratic National Convention this summer, depending on who wins next month‘s presidential primary.

Sens. Barack Obama (Ill.) and Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) have been locked in a tight race for the De >>>


      HUCKABEE FAILS TO GET DECISIVE EDGE AMONG EVANGELICALS
      Washington Post, 20-01-2008
     A14 COLUMBIA, S.C., Jan. 1' –– Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee‘s support in South Carolina came from the same Christian evangelicals that powered his victory a little more than two weeks ago in Iowa –– only this time he didn‘t get enough of their votes to win.

When >>>


      LABELS WEIGHED FOR FOOD FROM CLONES
      Washington Post, 20-01-2008
     By Rick WeissWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, January 20, 2008; A0' With the Food and Drug Administration having declared that meat and milk from cloned animals are safe, opponents of food from clones are shifting their fight to how such fare is labeled.

Although the FDA said last week that it will not r >>>


      MCCAIN‘S HAPPIER STATE
      Washington Post, 20-01-2008
     COLUMBIA, S.C. –– There are few if any states as freighted with history for John McCain as South Carolina.

It was here in 2000 that the senator from Arizona came, riding his 18–point victory over George W. Bush in New Hampshire. And it was here, in the fortnight of their bitter struggle, that >>>


      MCCAIN REMARKS ON SOUTH CAROLINA VICTORY
      Washington Post, 20-01-2008
     SEN. JOHN MCCAIN, R–ARIZ.: Thank you, South Carolina, for bringing us across the finish line first in the first–in–the–South primary.

(APPLAUSE) You know, it took us a while, but what‘s eight years among friends?

(LAUGHTER) (APPLAUSE) What it really did –– what >>>


      ROMNEY DECLARES VICTORY AFTER NEVADA CAUCUS
      Washington Post, 20-01-2008
     FORMER GOV. MITT ROMNEY (R–MASS.): We only have one other state that‘ll be key. That‘s the state we happen to be in right now, which is Florida.

But if you can win those two states, Michigan and Nevada, it would mean you‘d put together quite a coalition and have been able to make the kin >>>


      THE BATTLE TO REMOLD THE MALL
      Washington Post, 20-01-2008
     By Michael E. RuaneWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, January 20, 2008; C01 The National Park Service envisions a prime venue for demonstrations: a broad space at the foot of the Capitol with restrooms, seating, a paved surface, even a stand for the media.

Attorneys for activist groups fear a designated, gover >>>


      THIS TIME, MCCAIN DEFUSED CONSERVATIVE ATTACKS
      Washington Post, 20-01-2008
     January 20, 2008; A01 CHARLESTON, S.C., Jan. 1' –– From Rush Limbaugh to Tom DeLay, voices that once held sway over the Republican rank and file unloaded on John McCain over the last week, trying to use a conservative electorate in South Carolina to derail the Arizona senator‘s quest for the Republ >>>


      TOO LATE TO THE DOWNTURN
      Washington Post, 20-01-2008
     So where were all the politicians who are now saying "Hurry up! Fix it!" about the looming recession, back when the economic mess was brewing? You know the answer. Most of them were focusing on other issues. And now that the slowdown has begun, it may be too late to blunt some of its effects.

That&lsq >>>


      WAITING FOR STRAIGHT TALK
      Washington Post, 20-01-2008
     In 2004, one of John McCain‘s closest associates, John Weaver, spoke to John Kerry about the possibility of McCain running as Kerry‘s vice presidential running mate. In "No Excuses," Bob Shrum‘s memoir of his role in numerous presidential campaigns, including Kerry‘s, Shrum writes that >>>


      WOMEN, LATINOS PROPEL CLINTON TO FIRST PLACE
      Washington Post, 20-01-2008
     January 20, 2008; A01 LAS VEGAS, Jan. 1' –– Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton won Nevada‘s Democratic caucuses on Saturday, handing Sen. Barack Obama a second consecutive setback in a volatile nominating contest that is now poised to become a coast–to–coast battle.

Competing in the f >>>


      200 ANTI–WEF PROTESTERS HELD BY POLICE
      Washington Post, 20-01-2008
     PM BERN, Switzerland –– Police detained about 200 protesters who took part in an illegal demonstration Saturday against the World Economic Forum, which starts next week in eastern Switzerland.

Police prevented an initial group of 100 people from marching through the city. Later, a larger number of p >>>


      A CONSERVATIVE ANSWER TO MOVEON
      Washington Post, 20-01-2008
     By Paul Kane and Jonathan WeismanWashington Post Staff WritersSunday, January 20, 2008; A05 When a group of former White House aides formed a political advocacy group called Freedom‘s Watch last summer, its initial wave of ads featured battered Iraq war veterans pleading for support for President Bush‘s &quo >>>


      AMSTERDAM REFASHIONS RED–LIGHT DISTRICT
      Washington Post, 20-01-2008
     AMSTERDAM, Jan. 1' –– Instead of selling sex, Amsterdam is trying to sell sexy.

The city unveiled its "Red–Light Fashion" project Saturday, 16 buildings that used to house prostitutes in the city‘s longtime red–light district that have been converted into studios for >>>


      AT LEAST THREE KILLED IN FRESH KENYA CLASHES
      Washington Post, 20-01-2008
     NAIROBI (Reuters) – Clashes between rival tribes in the Kenyan capital killed at least three people on Sunday in a fresh flare–up of ethnically–motivated violence after President Mwai Kibaki‘s disputed re–election this month, witnesses said.

All of the bodies bore scars of machete >>>


      BRITISH PM BROWN ON INDIA VISIT
      Washington Post, 20-01-2008
     NEW DELHI –– British Prime Minister Gordon Brown called for greater international cooperation in the fight against terrorism as he arrived Sunday in India for a brief visit focused on strengthening economic and trade ties.

Brown said he would discuss greater contacts between national security agenci >>>


      CHAVEZ WARNS BANKS ON FARM LENDING
      Washington Post, 20-01-2008
     7:38 PM CARACAS, Venezuela –– President Hugo Chavez threatened on Saturday to take control of banks that fail to meet state–imposed loaning requirements designed to benefit Venezuela‘s farmers.

Chavez, who says he is leading Venezuela toward "21st century socialism," accused ma >>>


      CHAVEZ WARNS BANKS ON FARM LENDING
      Washington Post, 20-01-2008
     3:4' AM CARACAS, Venezuela –– President Hugo Chavez threatened on Saturday to take control of banks that fail to meet state–imposed loaning requirements designed to benefit Venezuela‘s farmers.

Chavez, who says he is leading Venezuela toward "21st century socialism," accuse >>>


      CHINA‘S LEADER PUTS FAITH IN RELIGIOUS
      Washington Post, 20-01-2008
     By Edward CodyWashington Post Foreign ServiceSunday, January 20, 2008; A21 BEIJING, Jan. 1' –– There was Hu Jintao, head of the Chinese Communist Party, warmly shaking hands at a party–sponsored New Year‘s tea party with one of the country‘s main Christian leaders. To make sure the mess >>>


      CUBANS VOTE FOR PARLIAMENT THAT COULD RETIRE CASTRO
      Washington Post, 20-01-2008
     HAVANA (Reuters) – Cubans voted on Sunday for deputies to the national legislature that included ailing Cuban leader Fidel Castro, even though he has not appeared in public for almost 18 months.

On the slate of 614 uncontested candidates for 614 seats in the state‘s National Assembly were the main l >>>


      DOZENS OF AFRICANS DROWN OFF YEMEN COAST
      Washington Post, 20-01-2008
     SANA, Yemen –– The bodies of nearly 50 Africans trying to immigrate washed up on Yemen‘s shores Saturday after their boat capsized in the treacherous waters of the Gulf of Aden.

The 35 survivors told authorities in Yemen that at least 135 people, all Somalis and Ethiopians, were crammed i >>>


      DUTCH FASHION SHOPS OPEN IN EX–BROTHELS
      Washington Post, 20-01-2008
     AMSTERDAM, Netherlands –– Instead of selling sex, Amsterdam is trying to sell sexy.

The city unveiled its "Red Light Fashion" project on Saturday, having converted 16 buildings that used to house prostitutes in the city‘s ancient red light district into studios for young fashion desi >>>


      EX–PROSECUTOR TARGETS CORRUPTION AT U.N.
      Washington Post, 20-01-2008
     By Colum LynchWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, January 20, 2008; A08 UNITED NATIONS –– Robert M. Appleton, a senior U.N. crime fighter, has pursued corruption from New Delhi to Manhattan‘s swank W Hotel, where two U.N. officials wound down a $6,000 night of drinking, strip clubs and prostitutes, cou >>>


      FORCED ANNULMENT KEEPS COUPLE APART
      Washington Post, 20-01-2008
     RIYADH, Saudi Arabia –– Two years ago, a knock on Fatima and Mansour al–Timani‘s door shattered the life they had built together.

It was the police, delivering news that a judge had annulled their marriage in absentia after some of Fatima‘s relatives sought the divorce on grounds s >>>


      GAZA POWER PLANT BEGINS SHUTTING DOWN
      Washington Post, 20-01-2008
     GAZA (Reuters) – Gaza‘s main power plant began shutting down on Sunday due to a fuel shortage caused by Israel‘s closure of the territory‘s borders in response to Palestinian rocket attacks.

Kanaan Abeid, deputy chairman of the Palestinian Energy Authority in the Hamas–controlled G >>>


      GAZA POWER PLANT CLOSES
      Washington Post, 20-01-2008
     GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip –– Gaza City was plunged into darkness after nightfall Sunday when officials from ruling Hamas shut down the territory‘s only electricity plant after Israel cut off fuel supplies.

Israel blockaded Gaza Thursday as a pressure tactic against militants who have been firing r >>>


      LEBANON VOTE POSTPONED TO FEBRUARY 11: SPEAKER
      Washington Post, 20-01-2008
     BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanon‘s presidential election was postponed from Monday to February 11, Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri said on Sunday, announcing the 13th delay of a vote blocked by the country‘s political crisis.

Rival Lebanese leaders have agreed on army chief General Michel Suleiman as >>>


      MALAYSIA TO CUT FOREIGN WORKER NUMBERS: PAPER
      Washington Post, 20-01-2008
     KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia wants to cut its army of foreign workers, sending home at least 200,000 by 200', as it tries to reduce dependence on overseas labor and free up jobs for locals, a local newspaper said on Sunday.

"We are in the stage of calling together large companies, associatio >>>


      MCCAIN BEATS HUCKABEE IN S. CAROLINA; LINTON AND ROMNEY WIN IN NEVADA
      Washington Post, 20-01-2008
     By Dan BalzWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, January 20, 2008; A01 COLUMBIA, S.C., Jan. 1' –– Sen. John McCain conquered the South Carolina Republican primary Saturday, giving his once–embattled presidential campaign another significant boost and helping to wipe away bitter memories of his defeat >>>


      MIA FARROW CONFRONTS CAMBODIAN POLICE
      Washington Post, 20-01-2008
     PHNOM PENH, Cambodia –– Cambodian police blocked Mia Farrow from holding a genocide memorial ceremony Sunday at a Khmer Rouge prison, at one point forcefully pushing her group away from a barricade.

The Cambodian government had barred the ceremony several days ago and police on Sunday sealed off all >>>


      ONE MAN TAKES AIM AT PREJUDICE WITH STORYBOOK
      Washington Post, 20-01-2008
     NEW DELHI –– It has been called essential reading for every Indian child, a lively illustrated storybook aimed at raising youthful awareness of the injustices of the country‘s caste system, much as "Uncle Tom‘s Cabin" exposed the indignities of slavery to white America.

Kancha >>>


      PRESIDENT MAKING A FINAL PUSH ON FOREIGN POLICY
      Washington Post, 20-01-2008
     By Michael AbramowitzWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, January 20, 2008; A18 At a lively dinner meeting before he left Jerusalem, President Bush tried to convince different factions in Prime Minister Ehud Olmert‘s cabinet that they should strike an agreement with the Palestinians before Bush leaves the scene. &q >>>


      ROADSIDE BOMB KILLS 5 AFGHANS
      Washington Post, 20-01-2008
     KABUL, Afghanistan –– A roadside bomb probably intended for Afghan or NATO forces killed five civilians in a taxi in an unstable part of southern Afghanistan, an official said Sunday.

The explosion late Saturday came in the Panjwayi district of Kandahar province, the site of heavy battles between NA >>>


      ROTATING POWER OUTAGES AN EQUALIZER IN S. AFRICA
      Washington Post, 20-01-2008
     By Craig TimbergWashington Post Foreign ServiceSunday, January 20, 2008; A1' ALEXANDRA, South Africa –– As she drove home to this township, known as the Dark City during apartheid because it lacked electricity while Johannesburg‘s white neighborhoods nearby blazed with light, community activist Bon >>>


      SARKOZY PUSHES NUCLEAR ENERGY IN MIDEAST
      Washington Post, 20-01-2008
     A22 PARIS, Jan. 1' –– For French President Nicolas Sarkozy, nuclear reactors are the bridge between the West and the Islamic world.

Currently the world‘s most aggressive salesman for nuclear power, Sarkozy has visited multiple Muslim states in the last six weeks –– including th >>>


      SERBIA‘S PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES
      Washington Post, 20-01-2008
     AM –– The main candidates in Serbia‘s presidential election: _ BORIS TADIC: Incumbent president and the leader of the pro–Western Democratic Party, Boris Tadic is hoping to win his second term in office by promising Serbia‘s European integration and a better life for all its citizens. The 5 >>>


      SERBS CHOOSE PRESIDENT IN KEY VOTE
      Washington Post, 20-01-2008
     BELGRADE, Serbia –– A pro–Western and a nationalist candidate faced off Sunday in a closely contested Serbian presidential race that could determine whether the troubled Balkan nation will move closer to the European Union or sink back into isolation.

Looming over the vote is the expected decl >>>


      SERBS CHOOSING COURSE IN WATERSHED ELECTION
      Washington Post, 20-01-2008
     BELGRADE (Reuters) – Pro–Western president Boris Tadic and hardline challenger Tomislav Nikolic vie in elections on Sunday that will decide who drives Serbia‘s response to the trauma of the expected breakaway of its Kosovo region.

Opinion polls ahead of a first–round ballot gave Nikolic >>>


      SERBS VOTE IN WATERSHED PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
      Washington Post, 20-01-2008
     BELGRADE (Reuters) – Serbs voted on Sunday in the first round of a tight presidential election that could decide the country‘s future ties with the West after the expected loss of its breakaway Kosovo province.

Opinion polls gave hardline challenger Tomislav Nikolic 33 percent of the vote, versus 30 >>>


      SRI LANKA SAYS FIGHTING KILLS 41 REBELS, SOLDIER
      Washington Post, 20-01-2008
     COLOMBO (Reuters) – Sri Lanka‘s forces have attacked five Tamil Tiger boats in the north, while separately troops have killed 41 rebels and one soldier died in fresh fighting, the military said on Sunday.

A six–year truce between the state and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) formal >>>


      SUDAN GIVES MILITIA LEADER GOVERNMENT POST
      Washington Post, 20-01-2008
     KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Sudan has appointed Musa Hilal, a man Washington accuses of coordinating Darfur‘s marauding militias, to a central government position, a move which could undermine peace efforts and anger the international community.

Minister of Federal Affairs Abdel Basit Sabderat confirmed Hi >>>


      SUICIDE BOMBING KILLS 6 IN IRAQ
      Washington Post, 20-01-2008
     BAGHDAD –– A suicide bombing killed six people in Anbar province on Sunday, but the target of the attack, a U.S.–backed Sunni tribal sheik, was unhurt, police said.

The bomber detonated explosives in his belt after four guards stopped him at the checkpoint leading to the sheik‘s farm nea >>>


      TAIWANESE QUESTION INDEPENDENCE PUSH
      Washington Post, 20-01-2008
     TAIPEI, Taiwan –– Disgruntled voters gave the thumbs–down to President Chen Shui–bian‘s vision of an independent Taiwan this month, propelling the opposition Nationalist Party to a landslide victory in legislative elections.

People like 32–year–old Daphne Hwang are a bi >>>


      TEEN ARRESTED FOR BHUTTO ASSASSINATION
      Washington Post, 20-01-2008
     ISLAMABAD, Pakistan –– A 15–year–old detained near the Afghan border has confessed to joining a team of assassins sent to kill Benazir Bhutto, officials said Saturday, announcing the first arrests in the case since the attack that killed the opposition leader.

Police also announced they >>>


      THAI PARLIAMENT CONVENES AFTER 2 YEARS
      Washington Post, 20-01-2008
     AM BANGKOK, Thailand –– Thailand‘s parliament convenes Monday after a nearly two–year absence, restoring democracy after a military coup ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra and returning many of his allies to politics.

Lawmakers were to select a speaker of the House of Representativ >>>


      TROOPS LAUNCH ASSAULT ON TAMIL BOATS
      Washington Post, 20-01-2008
     10:47 AM COLOMBO, Sri Lanka –– Sri Lankan soldiers launched an artillery assault on a flotilla of Tamil Tiger rebel boats off the northern coast, and infantry clashes elsewhere killed 36 insurgents and one government soldier, the military said Sunday.

Soldiers on the northern Jaffna peninsula fired >>>


      U.S. SAYS IRAN STILL TRAINING IRAQI MILITIAS
      Washington Post, 20-01-2008
     BAGHDAD (Reuters) – The U.S. military said on Sunday there had been a dramatic drop in the number of Iranian weapons being smuggled into Iraq but no let–up in Tehran‘s training and financing of Iraqi militias.

Washington has accused Tehran of supplying Shi‘ite militias with sophisticated >>>


      U.S. TELLS EMBASSY STAFF TO RAISE ALGIERS SECURITY
      Washington Post, 20-01-2008
     ALGIERS (Reuters) – The U.S. embassy in Algeria has instructed employees in Algiers to tighten security due to a risk of terrorist attacks in the city, a message to U.S. expatriates said.

The statement, the second such message since twin bombings in Algiers last month claimed by al Qaeda, added that all A >>>


      BUSINESS IN BRIEF
      Haaretz, 20-01-2008
     Real Estate Easy Start Travel Week‘s End Anglo File Business in Brief A senior delegation from the OECD responsible for expanding the organization and accepting new members will arrive in Israel today to conclude negotiations concerning Israel‘s joining as a full member. Heading the delegation is Thelma Aske >>>


      E–DOLOGIC FOUNDERS LOOKING TO SELL STAKE
      Haaretz, 20-01-2008
     By Adi Dovrat Yinon Landenberg and Doron Tal are negotiating to sell half of interactive advertising firm E–dologic. The two own 4'% of the company‘s shares, and are conducting talks with a financial investor active in Israel.

Sources close to the negotiations say the firm is being valued at $36 >>>


      ELECTRIC RATES RISING ANOTHER 3.5%
      Haaretz, 20-01-2008
     By Avi Bar–Eli Electricity rates are expected rise in the next few days by 3.5%. The reason: another increase in fuel prices, which were only partially offset by the drop in the dollar exchange rate.

The new price for household consumers will reach 47.5 agorot per kilowatt/hour, not including VAT; and 53. >>>



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