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      BODMAN CALLS FOR HIKE IN OIL OUTPUT
      Arab News, 22-06-2008
     Khalil Hanware | Arab News US Energy Secretary Sam Bodman JEDDAH: Oil producers must increase production to ease pain from record fuel prices, said US Energy Secretary Sam Bodman, who is visiting the Kingdom to attend a Saudi–hosted emergency meeting, yesterday.

Bodman also blamed tight supplies for fueli >>>


      MAADEN ISSUES IPO NEXT MONTH
      Arab News, 22-06-2008
     Roger Harrison | Arab News MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Maaden’s President and CEO Abdallah Dabbagh gestures at the press conference in Riyadh on Saturday where he unveiled the plan to issue IPO. (AN photo)

Riyadh: The Saudi Arabian Mining Company — Maaden — yesterday announced its intention to go public. It will offer >>>


      SPECULATION AND COMMODITIES SUPER CYCLE
      Arab News, 22-06-2008
     John Sfakianakis RIYADH: Speculators are part and parcel of all economies, varying in degrees. Speculation exists in a wide range of financial decisions, from the purchase of a house to a bet on a horse or even placing money in the stock market; this is what modern market economists call «ubiquitous speculation&ra >>>


      A HOME BASED ON LOVE
      Arab News, 22-06-2008
     Adil Salahi, Arab News A foremost characteristic of life in the home of the Prophet (peace be upon him) was love. Love is the quality most necessary to ensure happiness.

When love is present, happiness is assured. Last week we showed that the Prophet preferred a life of poverty, which was sometimes close to, if >>>


      A TRUST THAT NEVER FAILS
      Arab News, 22-06-2008
     Adil Salahi, Arab News Right from the days when Muhammad (peace be upon him) was a young man in Makkah, he was known to be trustworthy. No one ever accused him of betraying trust in any way or form. On the contrary, he was known by his nickname, Al–Ameen, which means the trustworthy. His community gave him this ni >>>


      CLARIFYING ANSWERS ON SCHOOLS OF THOUGHT
      Arab News, 22-06-2008
     Adil Salahi, Arab News Q. A friend wrote to me complaining that some of your answers are ambiguous, or do not provide a straightforward reply. He cited the example of a question he put to you on whether it is obligatory to follow one of the four schools of thought and stick to it all the time. He says that this question >>>


      LOYAL IN ALL SITUATIONS
      Arab News, 22-06-2008
     Adil Salahi, Arab News When the Prophet (peace be upon him) lived in Makkah, he had one wife, Lady Khadeejah. They lived happily together for 25 years. After her death, the Prophet lived 13 years during which he married several women. We will be speaking about his marriages in future, but we will say here that none coul >>>


      REGRET AND ATONEMENT FOR PAST SINS
      Arab News, 22-06-2008
     Adil Salahi, Arab News Q. A certain purchasing manager accepted bribes in the course of his work to facilitate deals for some international companies. Although he received large amounts, he now has very little. He has regretted his action and declared his repentance. He often goes to Makkah for Umrah or to pray in the H >>>


      THE LIFE PROCESS
      Arab News, 22-06-2008
     Commentary by Sayyid Qutb In the name of God, the Lord of Grace, the Ever Merciful It is God who sends forth the winds, so that they raise clouds, and We drive them to a dead land and thereby give life to the earth after it had been lifeless. Thus shall resurrection be.

Whoever desires might and glory should kn >>>


      THE SOURCE OF ALL POWER
      Arab News, 22-06-2008
     Commentary by Sayyid Qutb In the name of God, the Lord of Grace, the Ever Merciful Whoever desires might and glory should know that all might and glory belong to God alone. To Him ascends all good words, and He exalts the good deed.

For those who plot evil there is severe suffering in store. All their plotting >>>


      WOMEN COVERING THEIR FACES
      Arab News, 22-06-2008
     Adil Salahi, Arab News At the institute where I study, I was told by one lecturer that the institute does not allow women to cover their faces. Therefore, I did not cover my face. Later I learned that it was only this lecturer who objects strongly to this practice. Could you please explain the position, citing evidence >>>


      CHINA IS A KEY PARTNER: SULTAN
      Arab News, 22-06-2008
     P.K. Abdul Ghafour | Arab News JEDDAH: Crown Prince Sultan and Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping held talks here yesterday and signed a joint declaration to strengthen strategic cooperation between the two countries. «We in Saudi Arabia consider China an important and effective partner,» Prince Sultan said a >>>


      GLOBAL INTERFAITH DIALOGUE SET FOR JULY 16 IN MADRID
      Arab News, 22-06-2008
     Badea Abu Al–Naja | Arab News MAKKAH: The Muslim World League (MWL) will organize a global interfaith dialogue in Madrid on July 16, it was announced here yesterday.

Leading personalities representing various monotheistic religions would participate in the three–day conference, which would discuss v >>>


      KSU SETS UP CHAIR FOR FAMILY RESEARCH
      Arab News, 22-06-2008
     Md. Rasooldeen | Arab News RIYADH: King Saud University (KSU) in Riyadh has established a new research chair named after Princess Sita bint Abdul Aziz.

An agreement for setting up of the chair for family research was signed between KSU Rector Dr. Abdullah Al–Othman and Princess Sarah bint Faisal at a colo >>>


      SAUDI HELPS FEED '00 GAZA FAMILIES
      Arab News, 22-06-2008
     P.K. Abdul Ghafour | Arab News JEDDAH: A Saudi philanthropist is supporting a major international charitable project aimed at creating 60,000 jobs for Palestinians in Gaza and also improving their social and economic conditions.

The Saudi, who requested anonymity, gave a generous donation to the project through >>>


      SIDELIGHTS: BEGGARS FIGHT FOR THE BEST PLACE
      Arab News, 22-06-2008
     Arab News TABUK: A group of beggars in Tabuk attacked each other in a brawl that blocked traffic on a major street here. Passersby say that the beggars all showed up at the busy intersection and began arguing over who had the right to beg there. The verbal argument eventually turned into physical blows, Okaz reported ye >>>


      SULTAN OUTLINES KINGDOM’S TOURISM GOALS
      Arab News, 22-06-2008
     Ghazanfar Ali Khan | Arab News RIYADH: Prince Sultan bin Salman, secretary–general of the General Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (GCTA), said yesterday that the commission aims to make Saudi Arabia one of the most–favored tourism destinations in the region.

Prince Sultan was speaking at a lu >>>


      SUMMIT TO DISCUSS OIL ROAD MAP
      Arab News, 22-06-2008
     Arab News Team King Abdullah holds talks with Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping in Jeddah on Saturday. Xi praised the king for taking the initiative to hold a meeting of oil producers and consumers and for Saudi Arabia’s efforts to stabilize world market. (SPA) JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia has reiterated its resolve to stabiliz >>>


      AT LEAST 17 DEAD AS TYPHOON LASHES RP
      Arab News, 22-06-2008
     Al Jacinto & agencies MANILA: Typhoon Fengshen killed at least 17 people in floods and landslides in the Philippines and left a ferry adrift with over 700 passengers and crew yesterday.

The Princess of the Stars stalled in rough seas near Sibuyan island in the central Philippines with 626 passengers and 121 >>>


      ATTACK ON IRAN WOULD TURN ME INTO ‘BALL OF FIRE,’ SAYS EL–BARADEI
      Arab News, 22-06-2008
     AFP DUBAI: The UN atomic watchdog chief warned yesterday that an attack on Iran over its controversial nuclear program would turn the region into a fireball, as Tehran rejected an Israeli strike as «impossible.» Mohamed El–Baradei also warned that he would not be able to continue in his role as Interna >>>


      LASHKAR VOWS PROTECTION TO MUSLIMS
      Arab News, 22-06-2008
     Shahid Burney | Arab News MUMBAI: Taking the threat perception to Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray and his family from the Lashkar–e–Toiba extremist group seriously, the Maharashtra government yesterday beefed up security of the Thackeray family.

The LeT has threatened Thackeray following the comments >>>


      MUMBAI SIKHS PROTEST AGAINST RIVAL GROUP
      Arab News, 22-06-2008
     Shahid Burney | Arab News ON THE EDGE: Sikhs brandish swords during a protest in the northern Indian city of Jammu on Saturday. (EPA)

MUMBAI: Hundreds of angry Sikhs went on rampage yesterday in Mulund, Airoli and other suburbs of Mumbai, stoning local trains and buses, after the killing of a Sikh youth by secu >>>


      AP: BILLIONS MORE NEEDED TO SECURE US EMBASSIES
      Washington Post, 22-06-2008
     WASHINGTON –– Despite an intensive $4–billion drive to protect U.S. embassies against violence, at least 150 American missions abroad still fall short of security standards put in place after deadly bombings, The Associated Press has learned.

And it will cost twice that amount to replace or re >>>


      BLISTERING HEAT WAVE CONTINUES IN CALIFORNIA
      Washington Post, 22-06-2008
     PM LOS ANGELES –– A blistering heat wave blanketing much of the California coast over the past week showed no signs of letting up Saturday as temperatures headed back toward triple digits.

Power was restored Saturday to almost all the 8,000 customers that were blacked out the day before when electri >>>


      BODIES OF 3 MISSING SNOWBOARDERS FOUND IN WASH.
      Washington Post, 22-06-2008
     TACOMA, Wash. –– Searchers have found the bodies of three snowboarders missing since early December in a skiing area northeast of Mount Rainier in Washington state.

Pierce County sheriff‘s spokesman Ed Troyer says friends of the three took advantage of melting snow and searched Saturday in the >>>


      CALIF. FIREFIGHTERS WRESTLE WITH DOZENS OF BLAZES
      Washington Post, 22-06-2008
     SACRAMENTO, Calif. –– Thunderstorms sparked as many as 75 wildfires in a wilderness area in far Northern California on Saturday as officials farther south got close to containing a blaze that destroyed several homes and forced thousands to evacuate.

Storms overnight Friday were responsible for the l >>>


      CALIF. FIREFIGHTERS WRESTLE WITH HUNDREDS OF BLAZES
      Washington Post, 22-06-2008
     SACRAMENTO, Calif. –– Lightning sparked as many as 400 fires that burned around Northern California on Sunday, as officials farther south were close to containing a blaze that had destroyed more than a dozen homes and forced thousands to evacuate.

The largest was a 3–square–mile blaze bu >>>


      CAR HITS NYC PEDESTRIANS FOR 4TH TIME IN 2 DAYS
      Washington Post, 22-06-2008
     NEW YORK –– A car plowed into pedestrians on a New York City sidewalk for the fourth time in two days, hurting four people and raising the toll to nearly two dozen victims from the strange spate of wrecks.

Saturday‘s accident in Brooklyn‘s Flatbush neighborhood, which injured two toddler >>>


      CAT KILLED IN MISSOURI IDENTIFIED AS LEOPARD
      Washington Post, 22-06-2008
     NEOSHO, Mo. –– Missouri state biologists say a big, black cat killed by a sheriff‘s deputy has been identified as a leopard.

James Dixon of the Missouri Department of Conservation says the cat was identified by the St. Louis Zoo.

Newton County Sheriff‘s Corporal Donn Hall shot t >>>


      CLINTON, OBAMA COULD HELP EACH OTHER FINANCIALLY
      Washington Post, 22-06-2008
     WASHINGTON –– Hillary Rodham Clinton needs Barack Obama‘s donors to help retire her sizable debt. Obama, who‘s forgoing public funds for the general election, could use her donors to boost his ample fundraising.

The two former Democratic presidential rivals filed their May fundraising re >>>


      FUEL, FEED COSTS CRIPPLING US CATFISH INDUSTRY
      Washington Post, 22-06-2008
     MOORHEAD, Miss. –– Rick Moyer gazes at the sun–charred bottom of the pond next to his 600–acre catfish farm and shakes his head _ another farmer scrambling to stay solvent has drained the pond and will till it for row crops.

With soaring prices for just about everything needed to raise t >>>


      GAY COUPLES ACROSS CALIFORNIA TRADE WEEKEND VOWS
      Washington Post, 22-06-2008
     WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. –– Same–sex couples across California exchanged vows and wedding bands on the first weekend since the state began allowing gays and lesbians to legally marry.

The city of West Hollywood, a staunch advocate of marriage rights for gays and lesbians, hosted a daylong marria >>>


      GAY COUPLES ACROSS CALIFORNIA TRADE WEEKEND VOWS
      Washington Post, 22-06-2008
     WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. –– Same–sex couples across California exchanged vows and wedding bands on the first weekend since the state began allowing gays and lesbians to legally marry.

The city of West Hollywood, a staunch advocate of marriage rights for gays and lesbians, hosted a daylong marria >>>


      GOP FRETS BARR COULD PLAY SPOILER IN PREZ RACE
      Washington Post, 22-06-2008
     ATLANTA –– A fiery former GOP congressman who gained national prominence for doggedly pursuing impeachment of President Clinton has some Republicans worried he‘ll play spoiler in a tight presidential contest.

Bob Barr‘s Libertarian Party bid for the White House is the longest of long sho >>>


      LINE BLURS BETWEEN PLAY, GUNPLAY
      Washington Post, 22-06-2008
     By Donna St. GeorgeWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, June 22, 2008; A01 An alarm went off one night at Potowmack Elementary School in Sterling, and a surveillance camera recorded the scene: five intruders in masks and hoods darting through hallways and corridors, their assault rifles pointed.

In minutes, sher >>>


      MD. PLANTATION ATTIC HOLDS 400 YEARS OF DOCUMENTS
      Washington Post, 22-06-2008
     CENTREVILLE, Md. –– For four centuries, they were the ultimate pack rats. Now a Maryland family‘s massive collection of letters, maps and printed bills has surfaced in the attic of a former plantation, providing a firsthand account of life from the 1660s through World War II.

"Historians >>>


      NBC: BROKAW TO HOST ‘MEET THE PRESS‘ THROUGH NOV.
      Washington Post, 22-06-2008
     NEW YORK –– Veteran news anchor Tom Brokaw will moderate NBC‘s "Meet the Press" through the November election in the place of the late Tim Russert, the network announced Sunday.

Brokaw is scheduled to start on June 2'. He had filled in on the program for the Sunday following Russ >>>


      NEW CLUE TO ALZHEIMER‘S FOUND IN FORM OF PROTEIN
      Washington Post, 22-06-2008
     WASHINGTON –– Researchers have uncovered a new clue to the cause of Alzheimer‘s disease. The brains of people with the memory–robbing form of dementia are cluttered with a plaque made up of beta–amyloid, a sticky protein.

But there long has been a question whether this is a cause o >>>


      NEW MEXICO COUPLE CALL OFF HOME GIVEAWAY CONTEST
      Washington Post, 22-06-2008
     SANTA FE, N.M. –– A New Mexico couple have ended their effort to award their home to the winner of an essay contest, citing a dearth of entries.

Todd and Tiffany Lovell received only 675 entries by Friday‘s deadline, well short of the 2,500 they had hoped for.

"We‘ve decide >>>


      OBAMA OFFERS PLAN TO REIN IN OIL SPECULATION
      Washington Post, 22-06-2008
     CHICAGO (Reuters) – Presidential candidate Barack Obama on Sunday proposed new steps to tackle speculation in energy markets that some blame for runaway oil costs.

The plan comes as the high cost of gasoline has become a major concern for the economy and for U.S. consumers as well as a top theme in the el >>>


      OBAMA RAPS MCCAIN ON FLOOD PREVENTION PROGRAMS
      Washington Post, 22-06-2008
     MIAMI –– With communities in the Midwest still under water, Democrat Barack Obama on Saturday criticized Republican John McCain for opposing federal spending on flood prevention programs and opened a new debate in the White House race.

McCain‘s campaign said Obama was confusing the facts and e >>>


      OBAMA TO OFFER PLAN TO TAME OIL MARKET SPECULATION
      Washington Post, 22-06-2008
     CHICAGO (Reuters) – Advisers to presidential candidate Barack Obama on Sunday will offer ideas for reining in speculation in the oil markets that has contributed to the higher fuel costs U.S. consumers are seeing at the gasoline pump.

The Obama campaign said in a statement that the presumptive Democratic >>>


      OBITUARIES IN THE NEWS
      Washington Post, 22-06-2008
     PM –– Pamela Forrester RENO, Nev. (AP) _ Pamela Forrester, one of three northern Nevada women awarded millions in damages this year against pharmaceutical giant Wyeth, died Thursday. She was 65.

The Yerington woman was under hospice care for lung cancer, said her attorney, Geoff White.

Forr >>>


      PLAN TO FINGERPRINT FOREIGNERS EXITING U.S. IS OPPOSED
      Washington Post, 22-06-2008
     The airline industry and embassies of 34 countries, including the members of the European Union, are urging the U.S. government to withdraw a plan that would require airlines and cruise lines to collect digital fingerprints of all foreigners before they depart the United States, starting in August 200'.

The >>>


      PROTECTED NAT‘L PARK BAY IN NYC IS BOAT GRAVEYARD
      Washington Post, 22-06-2008
     NEW YORK –– Jamaica Bay is located within the only national park in New York City, a place where herring gulls pirouette overhead, Canada geese sail in naval formation in quiet coves and harbor seals frolic on the shoreline.

But Jamaica Bay also is home to something far less breathtaking: abandoned >>>


      RELIEF IN SIGHT FROM CALIFORNIA HEAT WAVE
      Washington Post, 22-06-2008
     LOS ANGELES –– Californians exhausted by a nearly weeklong heat wave looked for relief Sunday from the triple–digit temperatures that have strained air conditioners and power companies.

Sunday‘s temperatures in much of the state were expected to be 10 to 15 degrees cooler than the day be >>>


      RIVER RISES AGAIN, ALONG WITH WORRIES IN MO., ILL.
      Washington Post, 22-06-2008
     FOLEY, Mo. –– Amid the battle to hold back the swollen Mississippi River, some towns in northeastern Missouri and Illinois got an unwelcome surprise Saturday as river levels rose higher than projected.

Recent levee breaks north of Canton, not far from the Iowa line, had allowed the river level to dr >>>


      RIVER RISES AGAIN, ALONG WITH WORRIES IN MO., ILL.
      Washington Post, 22-06-2008
     FOLEY, Mo. –– Amid the battle to hold back the swollen Mississippi River, some towns in northeastern Missouri and Illinois got an unwelcome surprise Saturday as river levels rose higher than projected.

Recent levee breaks north of Canton, not far from the Iowa line, had allowed the river level to dr >>>


      THE TALK SHOWS
      Washington Post, 22-06-2008
     Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (WTTG), ' a.m.: Thomas A. Daschle, national co–chair of the Obama presidential campaign, and former Homeland Security secretary Tom Ridge.

THIS WEEK (ABC, WJLA), 10 a.m.: Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R–Tex.), Rep. Edwar >>>


      TODAY IN HISTORY – JUNE 22
      Washington Post, 22-06-2008
     AM –– Today is Sunday, June 22, the 174th day of 2008. There are 1'2 days left in the year.

Today‘s Highlight in History: On June 22, 1'45, the World War II battle for Okinawa ended with an Allied victory; some 13,000 Americans and '0,000 Japanese soldiers, plus 130,000 civilians, >>>


      TODAY ON THE PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN TRAIL
      Washington Post, 22-06-2008
     AM –– IN THE HEADLINES Democrats say Ohio will tip presidential race in Obama‘s favor ... Obama criticizes McCain for opposing flood prevention spending ... Show them the money: Clinton has debt, Obama has fall election ___ Ohio Democrats get pro–Obama message COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) _ Ohio Gov. Ted >>>


      UGLIEST DOG: 3 LEGS, 1 EYE, NO HAIR, ALL WINNER
      Washington Post, 22-06-2008
     PETALUMA, Calif. –– Gus the dog has three legs, one eye and no hair, except for a white tuft on the top of his head. He‘s a real winner.

The pedigree Chinese crested won the World‘s Ugliest Dog contest on Saturday at the Sonoma–Marin Fair in Northern California.

His owner, >>>


      WHITE HOUSE SAYS VIOLENCE IN ZIMBABWE MUST STOP
      Washington Post, 22-06-2008
     WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House called on Sunday for the Zimbabwe government and "its thugs" to stop violence after the leading opposition candidate pulled out of the June 27 presidential vote because of killings and concern the vote would not be fair.

"The government of Zimbabwe and >>>


      3 IN 10 AMERICANS ADMIT TO RACE BIAS
      Washington Post, 22-06-2008
     By Jon Cohen and Jennifer AgiestaWashington Post Staff WritersSunday, June 22, 2008; A01 As Sen. Barack Obama opens his campaign as the first African American on a major party presidential ticket, nearly half of all Americans say race relations in the country are in bad shape and three in 10 acknowledge feelings of raci >>>


      BUSH SAYS DEMOCRATS KEEP BLOCKING HIS ENERGY PLANS
      Washington Post, 22-06-2008
     WASHINGTON –– President Bush is accusing Democrats in Congress of blocking his energy proposals, saying they are partly to blame for high gasoline costs pinching Americans‘ budgets.

In his Saturday radio address, Bush urged Congress to lift its long–standing ban on offshore oil and gas d >>>


      CORPORATE ESPIONAGE DETAILED IN DOCUMENTS
      Washington Post, 22-06-2008
     They scavenged through trash and tailed people for hours. They used undercover operatives to infiltrate private meetings. The targets were not agents of foreign powers but advocacy groups that had been critical of corporations.

In the 1''0s, a Maryland–based private detective agency composed of fo >>>


      HATE GROUPS‘ NEWEST TARGET
      Washington Post, 22-06-2008
     By Eli SaslowWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, June 22, 2008; A06 Sen. Barack Obama‘s historic victory in the Democratic primaries, celebrated in America and across much of the world as a symbol of racial progress and cultural unity, has also sparked an increase in racist and white supremacist activity, mainly o >>>


      MCCAIN DRIVING DEBATE, BUT SOME FEAR SWERVING
      Washington Post, 22-06-2008
     By Michael D. Shear and Juliet EilperinWashington Post Staff WritersSunday, June 22, 2008; A06 In the two weeks since Barack Obama became the presumptive Democratic nominee, John McCain has demonstrated a knack for driving the daily political debate, forcing his opponent to respond to a challenge to meet in town hall de >>>


      NAVY CHRISTENS NEWEST ATTACK SUBMARINE IN CONN.
      Washington Post, 22-06-2008
     GROTON, Conn. –– The Navy‘s newest attack submarine, the New Hampshire, was christened Saturday, delivered eight months ahead of schedule and $54 million under budget.

The New Hampshire was christened by the widow of a pilot killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

"I bel >>>


      THE PLUSES AND MINUSES OF GOV. ANONYMOUS
      Washington Post, 22-06-2008
     The Fix‘s mom always wanted us to be a lawyer. And, while law school is not in the cards, we have always been interested in arguing both sides of a case, especially when it comes to politics.

So throughout the summer months, we‘ll be arguing for (and against) the prospects of the most–mentione >>>


      US CLOSING IN ON IRAQI REFUGEE TARGET
      Washington Post, 22-06-2008
     WASHINGTON –– The Bush administration is nearing the halfway point in its goal to admit 12,000 Iraqi refugees by the end of September, the State Department said Saturday amid a flurry of activity on the issue.

Several senators on Friday called for the appointment of White House coordinator for Iraqi >>>


      6,000 TROOPS URGENTLY NEEDED IN AFGHANISTAN: NATO
      Washington Post, 22-06-2008
     BERLIN (Reuters) – Up to 6,000 additional troops are urgently needed in Afghanistan and a failure to deploy them will only prolong the presence of Western forces in the country, a German NATO general said on Sunday.

Egon Ramms told public radio station Deutschlandfunk that alliance members would end up pa >>>


      A BRITISH DIPLOMAT‘S MISSION OF RESCUE
      Washington Post, 22-06-2008
     ISLAMABAD, Pakistan –– Helen Rawlins climbed into her Toyota Land Cruiser at 7:30 in the morning, off to rescue another woman.

The British diplomat settled into the back seat as she whizzed by the baking bustle of the Pakistani countryside: the women in colorful head scarves sitting in three–w >>>


      A DIVIDED VILLAGE HIGHLIGHTS A DIVIDED EUROPE
      Washington Post, 22-06-2008
     PYATSKUNY, Belarus –– When Stanislava Subach wants to lay flowers on her husband‘s grave, she puts them in a plastic shopping bag and adds some stones for weight.

The package is then tossed over a metal fence and into what is now another country, to be picked up by former neighbors and placed >>>


      AFRICANS TRY TO FORCE WAY INTO SPANISH ENCLAVE
      Washington Post, 22-06-2008
     MADRID (Reuters) – A group of 60–70 Africans tried to force their way past border guards into a Spanish enclave on the North African coast on Sunday, seeking to start new lives there as immigrants, the Spanish government said.

Most of the would–be migrants were pushed back as they tried to rus >>>


      AT LEAST 4 DEAD AFTER FERRY SINKS IN PHILIPPINES: REPORTS
      Washington Post, 22-06-2008
     MANILA (Reuters) – At least four people were killed when a ferry with over 700 passengers sank in the aftermath of Typhoon Fengshen in the central Philippines, local officials said on Sunday.

"The ship sank 3 km from the shoreline. So far, we have only found four dead, no survivors," Eleandro Ma >>>


      BERLIN AIRLIFT A COLD WAR TURNING POINT
      Washington Post, 22-06-2008
     BERLIN –– On June 26, 1'48, when the Berlin Airlift began, chances of success seemed slim and its significance was unclear. But it is now regarded as the first battle of the Cold War _ one that marked the beginning of the end of the Soviet Union‘s European ambitions and to this day shapes the Germa >>>


      BERLIN AIRLIFT: GERMANS LOOK BACK _ AND FORWARD
      Washington Post, 22-06-2008
     BERLIN –– Germans who care about their relations with the United States are in an upbeat mood this week, looking both to the past and the future.

Thursday is the 60th anniversary of the start of the Berlin Airlift _ the daring American–led operation to feed some 2 million West Berliners under >>>


      EUROPE FEARS OBAMA MIGHT UNDERCUT PROGRESS WITH IRAN
      Washington Post, 22-06-2008
     European officials are increasingly concerned that Sen. Barack Obama‘s campaign pledge to begin direct talks with Iran on its nuclear program without preconditions could potentially rupture U.S. relations with key European allies early in a potential Obama administration.

The U.N. Security Council has pas >>>


      FATHER: WINEHOUSE SUFFERS LUNG, HEART AILMENTS
      Washington Post, 22-06-2008
     LONDON –– Amy Winehouse‘s father says his daughter has lung damage from smoking crack cocaine and cigarettes.

Mitch Winehouse told the Sunday Mirror newspaper Amy has early stage emphysema and has been warned that she will have to wear an oxygen mask unless she stops smoking drugs. Mitch Wineh >>>


      FEMALE SUICIDE BOMBER KILLS 15 IN IRAQ
      Washington Post, 22-06-2008
     BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Fifteen people were killed and 35 wounded when a female suicide bomber blew herself up among policemen having lunch north of Baghdad on Sunday, Iraqi police and hospital sources said.

The attack took place in Baquba, capital of multi–ethnic Diyala province, where Sunni Islamist a >>>


      FRENCH REGION SAVES ICONIC WHITE STORKS FROM BRINK
      Washington Post, 22-06-2008
     By Molly MooreWashington Post Foreign ServiceSunday, June 22, 2008; A10 MUNSTER, France –– This is a village with a dual population –– humans live in charming medieval houses; white storks and their half–ton nests rule the rooftops.

Gérard Wey, known in these parts as Papa Sto >>>


      INDONESIAN PARENTS FACING POVERTY GIVE UP CHILDREN
      Washington Post, 22-06-2008
     JAKARTA, Indonesia –– Thirteen–year–old Yulianto has spent half his life in an orphanage, but not because his parents are dead.

His mom and dad, he quietly explained as he stared at the ground, were too poor to feed him and put him through school. And he longs to leave Parapattan Orphana >>>


      ISRAEL LETS MORE GOODS INTO GAZA AS TRUCE HOLDS
      Washington Post, 22-06-2008
     JERUSALEM –– Israel was set to increase the number of trucks bringing badly needed supplies into the Gaza Strip on Sunday as a truce with Hamas militants entered its fourth day, a military spokesman said.

A total of '0 trucks would enter Gaza through the Sufa crossing during the day, up from bet >>>


      ISRAELI ARMY ABUSES PALESTINIAN PRISONERS: GROUP
      Washington Post, 22-06-2008
     JERUSALEM (Reuters) – An Israeli anti–torture watchdog said in a report on Sunday Israeli soldiers routinely abuse bound Palestinian detainees and it accused the military of "absolute indifference" towards such mistreatment.

The Public Committee Against Torture in Israel (PCATI) said its f >>>


      ITALY REOPENS PROBE INTO 1'80 PLANE CRASH: MEDIA
      Washington Post, 22-06-2008
     ROME (Reuters) – Rome prosecutors have reopened a probe into a mysterious plane explosion off Sicily in 1'80, after former Italian President Francesco Cossiga said the plane was hit by a French missile, Italian media reported on Sunday.

No one was available at the Rome prosecutor‘s office to con >>>


      LEAKED ISRAELI DRILL SEEN AS U.S. PRESSURE ON IRAN
      Washington Post, 22-06-2008
     JERUSALEM (Reuters) – A U.S. leak of an Israeli air exercise reported to be practice for possible bombing of Iran‘s nuclear sites was seen in Israel on Sunday as a deliberate move to increase pressure on Tehran to halt sensitive atomic work.

"When the diplomacy of economic and political pressur >>>


      MEXICO CITY MAYOR CITES ‘GRAVE ERRORS‘ IN FATAL RAID
      Washington Post, 22-06-2008
     A11 MEXICO CITY, June 21 –– Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard acknowledged Saturday that "grave errors" were committed in a drug raid that sparked a stampede at a dance club late Friday, leaving 12 people dead.

Nine clubgoers –– ranging in age from 13 to 22 –– and th >>>


      MUGABE RIVAL IS TO PULL OUT OF ELECTION: MDC
      Washington Post, 22-06-2008
     HARARE (Reuters) – Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai was preparing to announce he was pulling out of a run–off presidential election, a source in his party said on Sunday, after President Robert Mugabe‘s supporters attacked his rally.

The source in the opposition Movement for Demo >>>


      NATO LAUNCHES ARTILLERY TWICE ACROSS AFGHAN BORDER
      Washington Post, 22-06-2008
     KABUL, Afghanistan –– NATO launched a pair of artillery strikes across the border into Pakistan after attackers hiding there fired a barrage of rockets into Afghanistan that killed three children, officials said Sunday.

The cross–border fighting could heighten diplomatic tension over Pakistan& >>>


      NO GAMBLING FOR CHINESE GOING TO TAIWAN
      Washington Post, 22-06-2008
     BEIJING –– Chinese visitors to Taiwan will not be allowed to gamble or engage in "pornographic activities," China‘s state news agency reported Sunday.

The warning was issued by the Cross–Strait Tourism Association, the official Xinhua News Agency said. It follows the signing of >>>


      PHILIPPINE FERRY SINKS, OVER 700 ABOARD MISSING
      Washington Post, 22-06-2008
     CEBU, Philippines (Reuters) – More than 700 people were missing on Sunday after a Philippine passenger ship capsized in a typhoon that has killed scores and left a trail of destruction across the archipelago.

Only four people are so far known to have survived the ferry disaster and they said many passenge >>>


      POLICE: FEMALE SUICIDE BOMBER KILLS 15 IN IRAQ
      Washington Post, 22-06-2008
     BAGHDAD –– A female suicide bomber struck near a government compound northeast of Baghdad on Sunday, killing at least 15 people and wounding 40, police said. Nearly 20 suicide attacks this year have been carried out by women.

The bomber detonated her explosives in front of a heavily guarded area tha >>>


      SAUDI ARABIAN OIL SUMMIT HOPES TO ISOLATE CAUSE OF PRICE RISE
      Washington Post, 22-06-2008
     A10 JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia, June 21 –– Leaders from oil–producing and oil–consuming nations will meet here Sunday to try to pinpoint the reasons behind the rise in oil prices, which have doubled over the past year, and to find ways to bring them down.

The summit, hastily convened by Saudi >>>


      SAUDI KING BLAMES OIL PRICES ON SPECULATORS, TAXES
      Washington Post, 22-06-2008
     JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia –– King Abdullah said Sunday that Saudi Arabia was not to blame for soaring oil prices and instead pointed his finger at speculators, high fuel taxes in consuming countries and increased oil consumption in developing economies.

The king, who opened a high–level oil summit >>>


      SHELLS FROM PAKISTAN HIT AFGHAN BASES
      Washington Post, 22-06-2008
     KABUL (Reuters) – Artillery shells fired from Pakistan landed in an Afghan army compound and close to an international military base in Afghanistan on Saturday and NATO forces returned fire, the alliance said.

Elsewhere in Afghanistan, an improvised explosive device (IED) killed four U.S.–led coalit >>>


      SOMALI ACTIVIST ASSASSINATED, U.N. BOSS KIDNAPPED
      Washington Post, 22-06-2008
     MOGADISHU (Reuters) – Somali gunmen shot dead a peace activist and kidnapped a senior United Nations official, while a roadside bomb killed three policemen in the anarchic Horn of Africa country, witnesses said on Sunday.

In Beledweyne, central Somalia, assailants assassinated the regional head of respect >>>


      SOMALI GUNMEN KIDNAP SENIOR U.N. AID WORKER
      Washington Post, 22-06-2008
     MOGADISHU (Reuters) – Somali gunmen have kidnapped the local head of the U.N. refugee agency in Mogadishu in the latest abduction of aid workers in the lawless Horn of Africa nation, witnesses said on Sunday.

Ten assailants raided the home of Hassan Mohamed Ali –– a Somali who runs the agency& >>>


      TIBETAN CAPITAL STILL BEARS SCARS OF UNREST
      Washington Post, 22-06-2008
     LHASA, China (Reuters) – Tibet‘s exiled Dalai Lama remains a spiritual leader but is politically anathema, a senior monk in Lhasa told foreign reporters on an official visit that underscored tensions in the mountain region.

Lobsang Chopel, a senior monk at the Sera Buddhist monastery on the outskirt >>>


      TWO DEAD, 25 WOUNDED IN NORTH LEBANON CLASHES
      Washington Post, 22-06-2008
     TRIPOLI, Lebanon (Reuters) – At least two people were killed and 25 wounded on Sunday in sectarian clashes in Lebanon‘s second largest city Tripoli, security sources said.

Explosions and machinegun fire rocked the city as Sunni and Alawite Muslim gunmen battled on the outskirts of the mainly Sunni M >>>


      TYPHOON FENGSHEN KILLS 80 IN PHILIPPINES
      Washington Post, 22-06-2008
     MANILA, Philippines –– A rescue ship battling huge waves and strong winds on Sunday reached a passenger ferry that capsized in Typhoon Fengshen, but found none of the more than 700 people who were on board. The storm has submerged entire communities in the Philippines and left at least 80 people dead.
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      U.N. ATOM WATCHDOG FACES SEARCH MISSION IN SYRIA
      Washington Post, 22-06-2008
     VIENNA (Reuters) – U.N. inspectors go to Syria on Sunday to probe allegations of covert nuclear work at a site where Israeli warplanes destroyed a desert complex at the heart of Western suspicions.

But ferreting out the truth may be hard nine months after the attack. The International Atomic Energy Agency >>>


      UN INSPECTORS FACE TOUGH JOB IN SYRIA
      Washington Post, 22-06-2008
     VIENNA, Austria –– A mission to the Syrian desert by U.N. nuclear sleuths to examine a building flattened by Israeli war planes could open a new front in the search for rogue nations trying to develop atomic arms under the radar of the international community.

It is a low–key endeavor: Only fo >>>


      ZIMBABWE OPPOSITION LEADER PULLING OUT OF ELECTION
      Washington Post, 22-06-2008
     HARARE, Zimbabwe –– Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai said Sunday he is pulling out of this week‘s presidential runoff because of mounting violence and intimidation against his supporters.

Tsvangirai announced his decision during a news conference in Zimbabwe‘s capital after thousands >>>


      ANALYSIS / ‘AT LEAST THE MARKET DIDN‘T FALL‘
      Haaretz, 22-06-2008
     By Rotem Sella "Our country wants to be a developed nation but acts like a third–world country," said Shai Sharon, the CEO of Alumot Investment House.

Friday‘s surprise strike on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange drew the ire of financial–market professionals, who view it as a serious thre >>>


      BUSINESS IN BRIEF
      Haaretz, 22-06-2008
     Real Estate Easy Start Travel Week‘s End Anglo File Business in Brief Record economic growth so far this year, despite gloomy forecasts Advertisement Industrial production rose in the February to April period, confounding all forecasts and despite warnings from the Manufacturers Association.

According to >>>


      REPORTS OF PREPARATIONS FOR IRAN ATTACK PUSH UP OIL PRICES
      Haaretz, 22-06-2008
     By Haaretz Correspondent and Reuters , By Nimrod Halperin World oil prices rose another 2% last Friday to over $136 a barrel on reports that Israel had conducted military exercises in preparation for an attack on Iran. But there were other causes, too, such as a further weakening of the dollar, which raises demand for c >>>


      TASE EMPLOYEES GO BACK TO WORK TODAY
      Haaretz, 22-06-2008
     By Haim Bior The employees of the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) have decided to go back to work today after their one–day surprise strike last Thursday.

In response, it seems likely that the exchange‘s management will allow trading to resume.

Advertisement The work dispute at the TASE, whi >>>


      THE BOTTOM LINE / A LONG, HOT SUMMER
      Haaretz, 22-06-2008
     By Haim Bior The cease–fire in the Gaza Strip and nearby Israeli towns started last Thursday, but the peace in Israeli labor relations ended a day later. The sudden, surprise strike by Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) workers on Friday morning is just the start of a wave of labor disputes and strikes that the Histad >>>


      JUST WHEN WE WERE TYING OUR SHOES
      Haaretz, 22-06-2008
     By Zvi Bar‘el There are short moments like these. Rare ones. As one turns the kaleidoscope, slowly and carefully, among the scenes we have seen hundreds of times, something surprising appears: a new shape, still flickering and not yet clear, but with promise. As long as our hand doesn‘t shake and make the im >>>



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