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      BUPA ARABIA SHARES DEBUT ON TADAWUL
      Arab News, 18-05-2008
     K.S. Ramkumar, Arab News Bupa Arabia’s MD Tal Nazer, center, flanked by Mohammed Salem Misfer, left, and Hisham Radwan, right, during the celebration of its debut on Tadawul in Jeddah on Saturday. (AN photo)

JEDDAH, 18 May 2008 — Bupa Arabia for Cooperative Insurance Company started trading its shares on Tadawu >>>


      HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT TOP PRIORITY: PRINCE JALAWI
      Arab News, 18-05-2008
     Faiz Al–Mazroui, Arab News Eastern Province Deputy Gov. Prince Jalawi ibn Abdul Aziz ibn Musaed opens the human resource development forum at Asharqia Chamber in Dammam on Saturday.

(SPA) DAMMAM, 18 May 2008 — The Saudi government gives top priority to human resource development of its citizens, Prince Ja >>>


      SIPCHEM SIGNS LOAN DEAL WITH SABB
      Arab News, 18-05-2008
     Mohammed Rasooldeen, Arab News RIYADH, 18 May 2008 — Saudi International Petrochemical Company (Sipchem) announced yesterday that its Acetyls Complex Companies has signed definitive project re–financing agreements for SR2.78 billion with the SABB as the Initial Mandated Lead Arranger. The re–financing agreem >>>


      CERTAIN ASPECTS OF WORSHIP ALLOWED TO THE PROPHET
      Arab News, 18-05-2008
     Adil Salahi, Arab News Q.1 A Hadith mentions that the Prophet (peace be upon him) 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 It is well known that th >>>


      DEALING WITH VARIOUS PROBLEMS OF FOSTERING A CHILD
      Arab News, 18-05-2008
     Adil Salahi, Arab News Q. After 12 years of marriage, we remain childless. We have consulted medical experts and resorted to different ways of treatment, but we have come to the conclusion that God in His wisdom has made us of the type who do not have a child of their own. We, therefore, want to foster a child, bringing >>>


      FUTURE EVENTS MENTIONED BY THE PROPHET
      Arab News, 18-05-2008
     Adil Salahi, Arab News Q. I read a Hadith in which the Prophet (peace be upon him) is quoted to have said that two groups will be saved from the fire: the group that will liberate India and the one that will support Jesus, son of Mary, in his second coming. Which group will liberate India?

Zainab Anwar A. I do >>>


      GOD’S UNRESTRICTED GRACE
      Arab News, 18-05-2008
     Commentary by Sayyid Qutb In the name of God, the Lord of Grace, the Ever Merciful Whatever grace God opens up to man, none can withhold it; and whatever He withholds, none other than Him can release. He alone is Almighty, Wise.

(The Originator, Fatir, 35: 2) What we have in this second verse of the surah is an >>>


      GRATITUDE FOR CHILDHOOD FAVORS
      Arab News, 18-05-2008
     Adil Salahi, Arab News The first few years of the Prophet’s life saw him suffering repeated loss of his immediate relatives and carers. His father died when he was on a journey, perhaps unaware that his wife was pregnant. He stayed most of the first four or five years of his life with his wet nurse, Haleemah, in a deser >>>


      HIS LONGTIME SERVANT
      Arab News, 18-05-2008
     Adil Salahi, Arab News In Makkah the home life of the Prophet (peace be upon him) was generally comfortable, because his wife ensured that he had all what he wanted. She was rich and conducted her own trade, sending her merchandise with the traditional trade caravans the Quraysh used to send in summer and winter to Syri >>>


      MAN’S LURKING ENEMY
      Arab News, 18-05-2008
     Commentary by Sayyid Qutb In the name of God, the Lord of Grace, the Ever Merciful If they accuse you of lying, other messengers, who had gone before you, were similarly accused. It is to God that all things return.

People! God’s promise is true indeed. So do not let the life of the present world delude you, an >>>


      TREATMENT OF SERVANTS
      Arab News, 18-05-2008
     Adil Salahi, Arab News The Prophet (peace be upon him) belonged to a highly distinguished family in Makkah. His grandfather was the undisputed chief of that city, which was universally acknowledged as the most important in Arabia. It housed the Kaaba, the first ever building dedicated for the worship of God alone, and i >>>


      10 SENTENCED FOR RESPONSIBILITY IN BUILDING COLLAPSE
      Arab News, 18-05-2008
     Badea Abu Al–Naja, Arab News MAKKAH, 18 May 2008 — A court in the holy city sentenced 10 people who have been found responsible for the collapse of a hotel in Makkah two years ago to jail terms ranging from one to three months and fines of up to SR'0,000, a lawyer said yesterday. At least 78 pilgrims died and >>>


      20% OF EXPAT TEACHERS FAIL MINISTRY TEST
      Arab News, 18-05-2008
     Arab News JEDDAH, 18 May 2008 — About 20 percent of foreign teachers working in private schools in the Kingdom are likely to lose their jobs this fall as they have failed to pass a basic qualification test conducted by the Education Ministry, Al–Eqtisadiah daily reported yesterday.

«The ministry wil >>>


      A CLOSED FACTORY LEAVES 5 PAKISTANIS AT DEAD END
      Arab News, 18-05-2008
     Hassna’a Mokhtar, Arab News A crestfallen Waris Hussain walks inside the textile mill in Jeddah’s Gholail district that once provided him with a job. (AN photo)

JEDDAH, 18 May 2008 — Waris Hussain, 70, has not been paid his wages for five years. He is ill, in debt, does not have money to return home to Pakistan >>>


      ARAB–CHINESE COOPERATION FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY TAKES OFF
      Arab News, 18-05-2008
     Samir Al–Saadi, Arab News JEDDAH, 18 May 2008 — A two–year executive program for cooperation between Arab countries and China kicked off in Jeddah yesterday with a three–day workshop on «Hazardous and Solid Wastes Management» at the Conference Palace.

The Ministry of Environmental >>>


      BROTHER, SISTER DROWN IN POOL
      Arab News, 18-05-2008
     Arab News ABHA, 18 May 2008 — A 14–year–old girl and her seven–year–old brother drowned while swimming in a pond in a valley outside Khamis Mushayt.

«Haya Muhammad, 14, and her brother Abdullah Muhammad, 7, died while swimming in a pond in a valley near Moussa where they were picni >>>


      NSHR CALLS FOR MORE SHELTERS TO HOUSE DOMESTIC ABUSE VICTIMS
      Arab News, 18-05-2008
     Badea Abu Al–Naja, Arab News MAKKAH, 18 May 2008 — The Makkah area is in need of shelters to house victims of domestic violence, said Hussein Al–Sharif, head of the National Society for Human Rights (NSHR) in the Makkah region.

Al–Sharif made the comments during a meeting with Gen. Turki Al&nd >>>


      SIDELIGHTS: OFFICIAL ERROR PUTS SAUDI IN A SPOT
      Arab News, 18-05-2008
     Wael Abdullah, Arab News JEDDAH, 18 May 2008 — An old Saudi man, happily married for 60 years, was left in shock after being told at a government office that he had divorced his wife 17 years ago. The old man went to the Civil Affairs department to get a copy of his identification card where an official told him that he >>>


      VISITING SRI LANKAN MINISTER NOT TO RAISE RIZANA CASE
      Arab News, 18-05-2008
     Mohammed Rasooldeen, Arab News RIYADH, 18 May 2008 — Sri Lanka’s minister for foreign employment, who arrived in Riyadh yesterday, said he would not take up the issue of Rizana Nafeek, the Lankan maid who is on trial accused of murdering a four–month baby in her care, as the case is being heard by the Supreme Judi >>>


      BOMB KILLS POLITICIAN
      Arab News, 18-05-2008
     Syed Amin Jafri, Arab News HYDERABAD, India, 18 May 2008 — Prominent Telugu Desam Party leader Kapatralla Venkatappa Naidu and seven of his followers were killed when crude bombs exploded in their vehicle after it was hit by a lorry in Kurnool district in southern Andhra Pradesh state early yesterday.

Police sa >>>


      KIDNAPPED PAKISTANI ENVOY RETURNS HOME
      Arab News, 18-05-2008
     Azhar Masood, Arab News Tariq Azizuddin... before and after release. ISLAMABAD, 18 May 2008 — Pakistan’s ambassador to Afghanistan returned home safely yesterday following his release after being held captive for '6 days by suspected Taleban militants, officials said.

Tariq Azizuddin was heading to the Afgh >>>


      KUWAITIS VOTE FOR NEW PARLIAMENT
      Arab News, 18-05-2008
     Rania El–Gamal, Reuters Kuwaiti election workers take a breather outside a polling station in Salwa on Saturday. (AP)

KUWAIT, 18 May 2008 — Kuwaitis voted in a parliamentary election yesterday that they hoped would bring in fresh faces able to bury political feuds and push through economic reforms.
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      LEBANESE LEADERS TACKLE CORE ISSUES
      Arab News, 18-05-2008
     Abu Zainab, Arab News DOHA, 18 May 2008 — Rival leaders tackled divisive issues at the heart of Lebanon’s political crisis yesterday at Qatari–mediated talks aimed at pulling their country back from the brink of civil war.

Government and opposition leaders left a conference room separately in the morning, >>>


      MAITHRI OFFICIALS
      Arab News, 18-05-2008
     Arab News JEDDAH, 18 May 2008 — Joseph Wilson is the new president of Maithri, a cultural organization of expatriates from the southern Indian state of Kerala, for 2008–0'. Its other officials are Vice President Malcom Coreya, General Secretary P.V. Divakaran, Joint Secretary Moidu Kannatti, Treasurer Sunil Ku >>>


      PALESTINIAN GROUPS READY TO FACE ISRAELI OPERATIONS
      Arab News, 18-05-2008
     Hisham Abu Taha, Arab News GAZA CITY, 18 May 2008 — The Palestinian militant groups said yesterday that they are ready to face any Israeli military operation in Gaza Strip.

Their statements came after reports said that Israel is considering an escalation of military attacks into the Hamas–ruled Gaza Strip >>>


      3 NIU SHOOTING VICTIMS GET POSTHUMOUS DEGREES
      Washington Post, 18-05-2008
     DEKALB, Ill. –– Hundreds of students ran screaming from the lecture hall three months ago to escape a gunman who had opened fire inside. On Saturday, while much of the rest of the Northern Illinois University campus celebrated graduation, a somber Laurel Dubowski stood outside the building‘s glass door >>>


      3 NIU SHOOTING VICTIMS TO GET POSTHUMOUS DEGREES
      Washington Post, 18-05-2008
     DEKALB, Ill. –– Hundreds of students ran screaming from the lecture hall three months ago to escape a gunman who had opened fire inside. On Saturday, while much of the rest of the campus celebrated graduation, a somber Laurel Dubowski stood outside the building‘s glass doors.

"I‘m s >>>


      BIG, HAIRY PIG ATTRACTED GAWKERS IN WISCONSIN
      Washington Post, 18-05-2008
     VIROQUA, Wis. –– A steady stream of vehicles pulled along the shoulder of the road to get a look at it: an enormous, hairy pig that apparently had been struck and killed by a vehicle.

"I took a look to see if it had any tusks," Andy Sherry of Viroqua said. "If it did, somebody got to >>>


      BUS OVERTURNS IN CALIF. DESERT, 1 DEAD, 22 HURT
      Washington Post, 18-05-2008
     LUDLOW, Calif. –– A casino trip turned deadly when a charter bus overturned on a Mojave Desert freeway, killing a woman and injuring 22 others.

The bus was heading to the gambling town of Laughlin, Nev. on Saturday when it crashed about three miles east of the town of Ludlow, about 115 miles southwe >>>


      BUSH TRIES TO CONVINCE ARAB SKEPTICS ON PEACE PUSH
      Washington Post, 18-05-2008
     AM SHARM EL–SHEIKH, Egypt (Reuters) – President George W. Bush sought to reassure skeptical Arabs on Sunday he is committed to securing a deal on Palestinian statehood before he leaves office, despite his outspoken support for Israel.

Wrapping up his Middle East tour in the Egyptian resort of Sharm >>>


      BUSINESSMEN LOOKING FOR CHANCE TO UNSEAT MCCONNELL
      Washington Post, 18-05-2008
     LOUISVILLE, Ky. –– When some prominent Democratic officeholders backed off from challenging Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, two businessmen stepped up for a crack at Kentucky‘s political kingpin.

Having put part of their fortunes into their campaigns, entrepreneurs Bruce Lunsford and >>>


      CALIF. CUSTOMS OFFICER ACCUSED IN SMUGGLING PLOT
      Washington Post, 18-05-2008
     SAN DIEGO –– A Customs and Border Protection officer is accused of conspiring to smuggle drugs and illegal immigrants.

The FBI says Luis Francisco Alarid was arrested Friday night and is due to make an initial appearance Monday before a federal magistrate judge.

He is being held at a San Di >>>


      CHICAGO COMPANY RECALLS MEAT FOR E. COLI CONCERNS
      Washington Post, 18-05-2008
     CHICAGO –– Federal officials say a Chicago–based company is recalling beef products distributed in 11 states because of possible E. coli contamination.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Saturday that no illnesses have reported from the meat, produced by JSM Meat Holdings Co. The agency w >>>


      COMPANY TO REPRINT YEARBOOKS AFTER HEAD SWITCHING
      Washington Post, 18-05-2008
     McKINNEY, Texas –– School officials say they are appalled by altered photos _ including heads on different bodies _ in hundreds of McKinney High School yearbooks delivered this week.

Besides the head and body switching, some necks were stretched, one girl‘s arm was missing, and another girl&ls >>>


      FAA: 2 KILLED IN FLOAT PLANE CRASH IN CASCADES
      Washington Post, 18-05-2008
     STEHEKIN, Wash. –– Two people were killed Saturday when a float plane carrying five people crashed into Lake Chelan in the North Cascades, authorities said.

Three people survived the crash of the single–engine DeHavilland Beaver, which went down about 15 minutes after takeoff from the town of >>>


      FLORIDA FIREFIGHTERS HELP CATCH FLEEING SUSPECTS
      Washington Post, 18-05-2008
     PLANTATION, Fla. –– A group of Florida firefighters recently found themselves fighting crime instead of fire.

The firefighters of Engine 14 in Broward County were on their way back to the firehouse Friday afternoon when they saw two masked men walk out of a business and run for a white sport utility >>>


      HUCKABEE SAYS HE WOULD LIKE TO BE MCCAIN‘S NO. 2
      Washington Post, 18-05-2008
     WASHINGTON –– Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said Sunday he‘d like to be John McCain‘s running mate.

"There‘s no one I would rather be on a ticket with than John McCain," said Huckabee, who was a stronger than expected challenger against McCain for the Republican pres >>>


      KENNEDY IN HOSPITAL AS DOCTORS PROBE SEIZURE CAUSE
      Washington Post, 18-05-2008
     BOSTON (Reuters) – U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy remained in hospital in Boston on Sunday as doctors tried to determine what caused the patriarch of America‘s most prominent political dynasty to suffer a seizure on Saturday.

After tests on Saturday, Kennedy‘s doctor said he was not in any immediate >>>


      MCCAIN MAKES AGE JOKES ON ‘SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE‘
      Washington Post, 18-05-2008
     WASHINGTON –– John McCain is 71 years old, and his age has provided late–night comics with some easy punch lines. On "Saturday Night Live," he joined in.

"I ask you, what should we be looking for in our next president?" McCain said. "Certainly, someone who is very, ver >>>


      MCCAIN SEES RIGHT–OF–CENTER NATION AS HE MOVES AGAINST OBAMA
      Washington Post, 18-05-2008
     WASHINGTON –– Republican John McCain‘s game plan for beating Democrat Barack Obama rests on one huge assumption: Despite an unpopular war, an uncertain economy and the GOP‘s beleaguered status, the country still leans more to the right than to the left.

"There are going to be stark >>>


      MONT. GOV. SPEAKS AT COMMENCEMENT FOR CLASS OF ONE
      Washington Post, 18-05-2008
     GREAT FALLS, Mont. –– Jeff Greenwood is in a class by himself. The Opheim High School senior was the only student to graduate from the school Friday. But the small event drew a big name. Gov. Brian Schweitzer gave the commencement address.

Greenwood, who plans to attend Dickinson State University in >>>


      MUSEUM OFFERS INTERACTIVE EXHIBITS ON CRIME AND PUNISHMENT
      Washington Post, 18-05-2008
     WASHINGTON –– Room by room, you search the house. Then, in a bedroom, a brunette wearing a tank top points a gun at you. You fire _ and a green dot flashes on her body. She falls to the ground.

This video firearms simulation is just one of the exhibits at the new National Museum of Crime and Punishm >>>


      NAACP CHOOSES ITS NEW PRESIDENT
      Washington Post, 18-05-2008
     By Darryl FearsWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, May 18, 2008; A06 The NAACP selected Benjamin Todd Jealous as its president yesterday, tapping a young, Oxford University–educated activist to lead the nation‘s oldest civil rights group.

Jealous, 35, was chosen by the group‘s 64–member >>>


      OBAMA DEVELOPS MCCAIN STRATEGY BEFORE NOMINATION
      Washington Post, 18-05-2008
     WASHINGTON –– Making up for lost time, Barack Obama is dashing full–tilt into the general–election fight against Republican John McCain without waiting for the Democratic marathon to end.

He‘s running down McCain more often than the woman he‘s nominally still fighting for his >>>


      OBAMA PLANS IOWA TRIP WITH VICTORY IN SIGHT
      Washington Post, 18-05-2008
     ROSEBURG, Oregon (Reuters) – Barack Obama will make a symbolic visit on Tuesday to Iowa, the state that launched his underdog bid for the White House and where he could lay claim to having essentially clinched the Democratic nomination.

The Iowa rally will take place as polls close in Oregon and Kentucky >>>


      OBAMA SEEKS FOCUS ON END OF PRIMARY CAMPAIGN
      Washington Post, 18-05-2008
     EUGENE, Ore. –– Attempting to lay a symbolic claim to his party‘s presidential nomination, Democrat Barack Obama will mark the latest round of primary voting with a rally in Iowa, where his solid win in January caucuses propelled him to his status as the front–runner.

Obama was campaigni >>>


      POLICE: GUNMAN WOUNDS 3 OUTSIDE CALIFORNIA CHURCH
      Washington Post, 18-05-2008
     LOS ANGELES –– A man with a semiautomatic rifle opened fire at a church festival Saturday, wounding his ex–wife and two bystanders before festival–goers grabbed him and held him for police, authorities and a church official said.

Witnesses described a chaotic scene, with people screaming >>>


      POLYGAMIST SECT CASES BEGIN INDIVIDUAL HEARINGS
      Washington Post, 18-05-2008
     SAN ANTONIO –– The more than 400 children, from newborns to teens, forced from a polygamist sect‘s sprawling ranch during a raid six weeks ago and into foster care have been treated as a single group of abused and at–risk kids.

Starting Monday, judges will filter the unruly, chaotic cust >>>


      PRESIDENTIAL RACE IN THE STARS FOR ASTROLOGERS
      Washington Post, 18-05-2008
     DENVER –– Picking a winner of the presidential contest is front and center at what‘s being billed as the largest astrologers‘ convention in years.

More than 1,500 astrologers from 45 countries have descended on Denver, site of the Democratic National Convention in August, for the "U >>>


      SAME–SEX MARRIAGE RULING MAKES WAVES
      Washington Post, 18-05-2008
     Opponents of same–sex marriage say they will ask the California Supreme Court to delay the implementation of its ruling allowing gay couples to wed in the state as those on both sides of the debate gear up for a November ballot measure aimed at undoing the court‘s decision.

"It‘s certainl >>>


      SEN. KENNEDY RECOVERING IN HOSPITAL AFTER SEIZURE
      Washington Post, 18-05-2008
     BOSTON –– Out of immediate danger, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy remained hospitalized as doctors worked to determine what caused one of the nation‘s best–known senators to suffer a seizure in his Cape Cod home.

Kennedy, 76, the lone surviving son in a famed political family, was flown Saturday >>>


      THE NATION‘S WEATHER
      Washington Post, 18-05-2008
     –– Rain was forecast Sunday for the Ohio Valley and parts of the Northeast. Thunderstorms were possible in an area extending from Alabama to the Mid–Atlantic states as a cold front moves through the region.

A lingering frontal system was expected to generate scattered showers in parts of Flori >>>


      WANTED AL QAEDA OPERATIVE JAILED IN YEMEN
      Washington Post, 18-05-2008
     11:12 AM BERLIN, May 18 –– Jaber Elbaneh, the al–Qaeda operative who had roamed free in Yemen despite a $5 million reward offered by the U.S. government for his capture, was jailed Sunday by a Yemeni judge.

Elbaneh‘s detention was ordered one day after a Washington Post article on how he >>>


      WINNING MEGA MILLIONS TICKET SOLD NEAR CINCINNATI
      Washington Post, 18-05-2008
     CLEVELAND –– A lucky lottery player who stopped into a suburban Cincinnati liquor store has a Mega Millions ticket worth $1'6 million.

Lottery spokeswoman Marie Kilbane said Friday night that the ticket for the drawing was bought from Main Street Wine & Spirits in Amelia, a village of about >>>


      WORKERS CLEAN UP LA. DERAILMENT, ACID SPILL
      Washington Post, 18-05-2008
     LAFAYETTE, La. –– Thousands of people remained evacuated from their homes Sunday as hazardous material workers cleaned up hydrochloric acid that spilled when six train cars derailed a day earlier.

Saturday‘s derailment spread a toxic cloud over the city. Five people, including two railroad wor >>>


      A TEST FOR OBAMA‘S PROMISES
      Washington Post, 18-05-2008
     One of the most appealing but untested promises of Barack Obama‘s presidential campaign is that he would break down the partisan divisions in America and govern across party lines. He has a chance to make this gauzy idea of consensus politics concrete in his choice of running mate.

By reaching outside the >>>


      A WALL OF WORRY FOR THE GOP
      Washington Post, 18-05-2008
     One way of measuring the current miserable state of the Republican Party is to note that in the past 10 weeks, 55 years of Republican seniority in the House of Representatives were wiped out in three special elections.

Another gauge is that President Bush‘s 31 percent job approval score in this month&lsqu >>>


      HUD REPEATEDLY DISMISSED STAFF CONCERNS ABOUT CONTRACTS
      Washington Post, 18-05-2008
     The small Texas property–management company had no experience overseeing hundreds of defaulted homes across the country. It did have two former Reagan administration officials at the helm and warm relations with senior Republican appointees at the federal housing agency.

During a few weeks in 2004, the th >>>


      IN BURMA, A PRICE FOR ‘STABILITY‘
      Washington Post, 18-05-2008
     TOKYO –– Quiet Asian diplomacy is proving as ineffective as Western bluster and U.N. moralizing in getting comprehensive aid to the victims of Burma‘s cyclone. They are being left to die in the tens of thousands by a world that promised but failed to develop the tools of humanitarian intervention.
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      NOT THE PARTY FAITHFUL ANYMORE
      Washington Post, 18-05-2008
     Irmo Antonacci used to vote for Democratic presidential candidates. A son of Italian immigrants, the 80–year–old retiree lives in Jeannette, Pa., a down–at–the–heels smokestack city southeast of Pittsburgh. After dropping out of college in 1'50, he got a job installing telephones with B >>>


      OBAMA CAMP MAKING PLANS FOR GENERAL ELECTION
      Washington Post, 18-05-2008
     By Matthew Mosk and Perry Bacon Jr.Washington Post Staff WritersSunday, May 18, 2008; A08 ROSEBURG, Ore., May 17 –– As the votes are being counted Tuesday night in Oregon and Kentucky, Sen. Barack Obama plans to hold a triumphant rally in Iowa, returning to the state that propelled him to the top of the Demo >>>


      OBAMA HAS THE UPPER HAND. BUT MCCAIN CAN STILL TAKE HIM.
      Washington Post, 18-05-2008
     John McCain is America‘s favorite kind of candidate. With his record of extraordinary patriotism and his distinctive Senate tenure, McCain is a nominee whom voters from both parties –– and independents, too –– could easily support.

But he has been dealt a terrible hand: a tanking e >>>


      PALESTINIAN QUILT PRESENTS A DIFFERENT VIEWPOINT
      Washington Post, 18-05-2008
     By Sylvia MorenoWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, May 18, 2008; C05 One man grasped a large key close to his chest as a symbol of the compound his family was forced to flee 60 years ago. Another flipped through the pages of a tiny clothbound diary, stamped 1'48. In it, his father meticulously noted the events occu >>>


      RIVAL CAMPS PLAN INEVITABLE MERGER
      Washington Post, 18-05-2008
     By Matthew Mosk and Chris CillizzaWashington Post Staff WritersSunday, May 18, 2008; A01 Top fundraisers for Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama have begun private talks aimed at merging the two candidates‘ teams, not waiting for the Democratic nominating process to end before they start preparations for >>>


      SHAPING A NUCLEAR IRAN
      Washington Post, 18-05-2008
     By Ray TakeyhSunday, May 18, 2008; B07 As President Bush addressed the Israeli parliament last week, denouncing negotiations with recalcitrant regimes as the "false comfort of appeasement," his diplomats, in conjunction with their European counterparts, offered Iran another incentive package to stop enriching >>>


      THE PRIZE CLINTON ISN‘T OWED
      Washington Post, 18-05-2008
     Women, we are told by some people who say they know them, are not amused. Women, or at least those whose consciousnesses have been properly raised, supposedly think that the impatience being expressed about the protracted futility of Hillary Clinton‘s campaign is disrespectful. They say that if the roles were reve >>>


      USDA IS CALLED LAX ON BIAS
      Washington Post, 18-05-2008
     Nearly a decade after the Agriculture Department agreed to settle a discrimination suit brought by black farmers, one of the largest payouts in U.S. history at almost $1 billion so far, the department has yet to develop a system to adequately address hundreds of other bias complaints from farmers and its own employees, >>>


      YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK, IF YOU CAN FIND THEM
      Washington Post, 18-05-2008
     It was something everyone could agree on: a user–friendly Web site showing how much money the government spends –– a very literal display of "your tax dollars at work." The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) even partnered with one of its banes, the nonprofit watchdog OMB Watch, to devise >>>


      AFTER FIVE DAYS, HOPE FOR MIRACLES IS SLIPPING AWAY
      Washington Post, 18-05-2008
     HANWANG, China, May 17 –– Suddenly the groaning steam shovel went silent. Rescue workers in orange jumpsuits swarmed over chunks of concrete debris and closed in. Carefully, deliberately and, it seemed, respectfully, they began digging into the rubble with their hands.

Another body had been discover >>>


      BIN LADEN TO SEND ‘STRONG MESSAGE‘: AL–SAHAB
      Washington Post, 18-05-2008
     CAIRO, Egypt –– The media wing of al–Qaida says Osama bin Laden soon will issue a new message addressed to the Islamic world.

Al–Sahab posted a banner Sunday on a militant Web site known for carrying the terror network‘s messages. It said a "powerful speech to the Islamic nati >>>


      BUSH CALLS FOR DEMOCRATIC REFORM IN MIDEAST REGION
      Washington Post, 18-05-2008
     10:10 AM SHARM EL–SHIEK, Egypt, May 18 –– President Bush called on Middle East leaders Sunday to allow competitive elections, release political prisoners and grant rights to women, delivering a forceful call for democratic reform in a region that has been resistant to his previous demands for change.>>>


      BUSH WOULD RETURN TO MIDEAST TO ADVANCE PEACE
      Washington Post, 18-05-2008
     SHARM EL–SHEIK, Egypt –– The White House says President Bush will return to the Mideast if he thinks it will be helpful to advance the peace process.

Bush is in Egypt, wrapping up his second trip to the region this year. He is pushing against long odds to reach an Israeli–Palestinian pea >>>


      CHINA SUSPENDS TORCH RELAY FOR 3 DAYS OF MOURNING
      Washington Post, 18-05-2008
     BEIJING –– China is suspending the Olympic torch relay for three days as part of a national mourning for earthquake victims.

Beijing Olympic organizers said in a statement that the suspension starts Monday _ one week after the earthquake struck.

Aside from the relay, the government is order >>>


      CHINESE MEDIA TAKE FIRM STAND ON OPENNESS ABOUT EARTHQUAKE
      Washington Post, 18-05-2008
     BEIJING –– "Are we going to continue to cover the earthquake?" the Guangzhou–based reporter asked in an instant message to his editor, a day after China‘s deadliest earthquake in three decades struck Sichuan province.

"Of course," replied the editor, surnamed Yang. &q >>>


      CRITICS CHEER RETURN OF INDIANA JONES IN NEW FILM
      Washington Post, 18-05-2008
     CANNES, France (Reuters) – Indiana Jones returns 1' years after his last adventure, and early reaction suggests the majority of Cannes film festival‘s notoriously picky critics are happy the whip–wielding archaeologist is back.

Harrison Ford reprises his most famous role in "Indiana J >>>


      DARFUR REBELS CHALLENGE KHARTOUM TO TALKS OR WAR
      Washington Post, 18-05-2008
     KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Khartoum must sit down to Darfur peace talks by the end of the year or face all–out war, the leader of the rebel Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) who launched an unprecedented attack on the capital this month said.

In an interview on Sunday, Khalil Ibrahim, who has a $250,000 >>>


      DRUG LORDS GO AFTER MEXICAN POLICE OFFICERS
      Washington Post, 18-05-2008
     CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico –– Drug cartels are sending a brutal message to police and soldiers in cities across Mexico: Join us or die.

The threat appears in recruiting banners hung across roadsides and in publicly posted death lists. Cops get warnings over their two–way radios. At least four high& >>>


      EX–SOVIET GEORGIA‘S ELECTION SEEN AS DEMOCRACY TEST
      Washington Post, 18-05-2008
     TBILISI (Reuters) – The West will closely watch Georgia‘s parliamentary election on Wednesday for signs the NATO aspirant is committed to democracy, four months after leader Mikheil Saakashvili won a presidential vote described as flawed.

NATO‘s European members questioned Saakashvili‘s >>>


      FEAR, SECRECY KEPT 1'50 KOREA MASS KILLINGS HIDDEN
      Washington Post, 18-05-2008
     SEOUL, South Korea –– One journalist‘s bid to report mass murder in South Korea in 1'50 was blocked by his British publisher. Another correspondent was denounced as a possibly treasonous fabricator when he did report it.

In South Korea, down the generations, fear silenced those who knew. F >>>


      FEUDING LEBANESE FACTIONS TRADE ACCUSATIONS
      Washington Post, 18-05-2008
     BEIRUT, Lebanon –– Feuding Lebanese factions traded accusations Sunday while meeting a second day in Qatar for high–level talks in the country‘s 18–month political crisis.

In discussions between the U.S.–backed government and Hezbollah–led opposition in Doha, Hezbollah& >>>


      FISTS A–FLURRY: NIGERIA‘S DISTINCTIVE BOXING STYLE
      Washington Post, 18-05-2008
     SOKOTO, Nigeria –– Lawali Danjega is 6 feet of shirtless sinew, tense muscle and jangled nerves as he readies himself for a bout of traditional Nigerian boxing, frantically wrapping and rewrapping a length of rope around his tightly balled right fist.

Twenty years old and a butcher by profession, he >>>


      FLEDGLING REBELLION ON FACEBOOK IS STRUCK DOWN BY FORCE IN EGYPT
      Washington Post, 18-05-2008
     A01 CAIRO –– At 1:4' a.m. in an Internet cafe only then quieting after Cairo‘s daily rumble, 27–year–old Ahmed Maher worked at a computer. He wore the same shirt he had had on for two days. The essentials of his life on the run lay splayed out next to his keyboard –– car key >>>


      GOING UNDERGROUND IN CAIRO
      Washington Post, 18-05-2008
     5:34 PM CAIRO, Egypt –– Facebook activist Ahmed Maher set one condition for our request to follow him as he went underground to plan a national protest against Egypt‘s government.

If he came to meet us anywhere for interviews, Maher stipulated, he‘d need us to help push–start his c >>>


      IMMIGRATION RAID JARS A SMALL TOWN
      Washington Post, 18-05-2008
     POSTVILLE, Iowa –– Antonio Escobedo ran to get his wife Monday when he saw a helicopter circling overhead and immigration agents approaching the meatpacking plant where they both work. The couple hid for hours inside the plant before obtaining refuge in the pews and hall at St. Bridget‘s Catholic Churc >>>


      INDIA TO RESUME PAKISTAN PEACE TALKS
      Washington Post, 18-05-2008
     ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – India‘s foreign minister travels to Pakistan this week for his first meeting with leaders of a new civilian government and to review a peace process that has been in the doldrums for more than a year.

Indian External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee will meet his Pakistani cou >>>


      INTERNATIONAL OUTRAGE MOUNTS AGAINST MYANMAR
      Washington Post, 18-05-2008
     YANGON, Myanmar –– Thousands of children who survived Myanmar‘s cyclone will starve to death in two to three weeks unless food is rushed to them, an aid agency warned Sunday.

The warning case as an increasingly angry international community pleaded for approval to mount an all–out relief >>>


      ISRAELI POLICE TO QUESTION OLMERT AGAIN
      Washington Post, 18-05-2008
     JERUSALEM –– An Israeli police spokesman says investigators are summoning Prime Minister Ehud Olmert for a second round of questioning about money he accepted from an American businessman.

Micky Rosenfeld says police informed Olmert‘s lawyer they want to question the prime minister "in th >>>


      LEBANESE LEADERS MAKE SOME PROGRESS AT QATAR TALKS
      Washington Post, 18-05-2008
     DOHA (Reuters) – Rival Lebanese leaders made progress on issues at the heart of their political crisis on Sunday but Qatari–mediated talks face major hurdles to a deal to pull Lebanon back from the brink of a new civil war.

Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabr al–Thani met wi >>>


      LEBANESE POLITICAL LEADERS MEET IN QATAR TO RESOLVE STALEMATE
      Washington Post, 18-05-2008
     DOHA, Qatar, May 17 –– Most of Lebanon‘s leading politicians, divided by the country‘s worst crisis since the civil war ended in 1''0, began negotiations Saturday in Qatar on a deal to end an 18–month stalemate that has effectively left Lebanon without a functioning government.
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      MEXICO TRANSGENDER COUPLE TIES THE KNOT, PUSHES LAW
      Washington Post, 18-05-2008
     MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – A couple who both changed their sex married on Saturday in Mexico‘s first transgender wedding, as the traditionally conservative country loses some of its inhibitions.

Mario del Socorro, formerly Maria, and Diana Guerrero, who used to be Jose, held an austere ceremony for fri >>>


      MIKE TYSON TELLS ALL IN FILM AT CANNES
      Washington Post, 18-05-2008
     CANNES, France –– Mike Tyson considers it a miracle that he lived to tell his tale. And he‘s telling it _ in graphic detail _ in a new documentary at the Cannes Film Festival.

"I lived a wild and extreme life," the former heavyweight champion told reporters Saturday. "I used dru >>>


      MYANMAR HEALTH SYSTEM STRAINED BY CYCLONE
      Washington Post, 18-05-2008
     TWANTE, Myanmar –– Saw Htin‘s cheeks were wet with tears after waiting in line with hundreds of sick, desperate cyclone survivors. The 18–year–old mother clutched her wheezing baby boy.

"He coughed and cried all night," she explained hysterically to a volunteer doctor. &q >>>


      NEWS AGENCY SAYS SURVIVOR FOUND AFTER 13' HOURS
      Washington Post, 18-05-2008
     BEICHUAN, China –– A man has been found alive after being trapped for 13' hours in a collapsed hospital in Sichuan province, the official Xinhua News Agency said Sunday.

Xinhua said that the man, Tang Xiong, was rescued from the collapsed hospital in Beichuan in the northern part of the province >>>


      PRESSURE MOUNTS ON MYANMAR TO ACCEPT AID
      Washington Post, 18-05-2008
     YANGON (Reuters) – Aid was trickling in on Sunday to an estimated 2.5 million people left destitute by Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar‘s Irrawaddy delta as foreign envoys tried to get the junta to open up to more international relief.

The World Food Program (WFP), which is leading the outside emergency fo >>>


      S. AFRICA MOBS KILL 6 IN ANTI–FOREIGNER VIOLENCE
      Washington Post, 18-05-2008
     JOHANNESBURG, South Africa –– Mobs killed at least six people and injured 50 in anti–foreigner violence that has spread through poor suburbs of Johannesburg, police said Sunday.

Police said violence erupted after midnight in a slum settlement called Cleveland near the city center. Two of the v >>>


      SEARCH FOR CHINA EARTHQUAKE SURVIVORS BLEAK
      Washington Post, 18-05-2008
     BEICHUAN, China –– The search for survivors in the rubble of China‘s powerful earthquake grew bleak Sunday, with rescuers in some areas no longer listening for trapped victims.

Growing rows of decomposing bodies lined the streets of shattered cities. There were a few tales of rescues even six >>>


      SEX ORGY LINK EMBARRASSES BRITISH MI5 SPY SERVICE
      Washington Post, 18-05-2008
     11:11 AM LONDON (Reuters) – A bizarre sex scandal involving a top motor sports official and the prostitute wife of a British spy has raised urgent questions about the screening procedures employed by the MI5 security service.

The Sunday Times and Sunday Telegraph reported that an MI5 officer had been forc >>>


      SIDELINED MUSHARRAF STILL EXERTS INFLUENCE
      Washington Post, 18-05-2008
     By Pamela Constable and Robin WrightWashington Post Foreign ServiceSunday, May 18, 2008; A16 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan –– Bereft of his uniform, crucified in parliamentary elections and derided in graffiti as America‘s pet dog, President Pervez Musharraf has virtually vanished from public life in the past th >>>


      SUICIDE BLASTS KILL 6, INJURE 8 IN S. AFGHANISTAN
      Washington Post, 18-05-2008
     KANDAHAR, Afghanistan –– A suicide bomber blew himself up next to a police convoy in southern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing four civilians and wounding eight other people, an official said.

A U.S.–coalition member and another civilian died in a separate roadside blast, also in the south.
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      SUICIDE BOMBER KILLS 13 NEAR PAKISTAN ARMY CENTRE
      Washington Post, 18-05-2008
     ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – A suicide bomber killed at least 13 people on Sunday in an attack close to the gates of an army training centre in the northwestern Pakistani town of Mardan, military and provincial officials said.

The bomber was on foot and blew himself up outside the gates and close to a bakery sho >>>



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