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      GLOBAL STOCKS SLUMP PULLS TASI DOWN
      Arab News, 29-06-2008
     Khalil Hanware | Arab News JEDDAH: Following global stocks, which slumped to three–month lows on Friday on concerns about the outlook for corporate profits and inflation, the Saudi stock market also made a nose–dive yesterday. The Tadawul All–Share Index (TASI) plunged 267.'4 points or 2.8 percent >>>


      ICCIíS FORAS TO MANUFACTURE CARS, AIRCRAFT AND SATELLITES
      Arab News, 29-06-2008
     Galal Fakkar | Arab News JEDDAH: The Islamic Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) has launched an investment company called Foras Investment Co. with the aim of manufacturing low–cost cars, aircraft and satellites.

«Foras will work in collaboration with the Organization of the Islamic Conference >>>


      INFLATION LETS UP A LITTLE IN KINGDOM
      Arab News, 29-06-2008
     P.K. Abdul Ghafour | Arab News JEDDAH: Inflation in the Kingdom eased slightly to 10.4 percent last month, down from levels that had hit a 30–year high, but rising rental and food costs continued to pressure the Middle Eastís largest economy.

The Economy and Planning Ministry said the countryís cost of li >>>


      A TRUST THAT NEVER FAILS
      Arab News, 29-06-2008
     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 >>>


      LOYAL IN ALL SITUATIONS
      Arab News, 29-06-2008
     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 >>>


      LOYALTY TO RELATIVES AND FRIENDS
      Arab News, 29-06-2008
     Adil Salahi | Arab News When we look at the way the Prophet (peace be upon him) dealt with anyone we cannot fail to note that care characterized all his dealings with all people. He loved people and always tried his best to help in every way he could. This was true of him before he started to receive his divine message, >>>


      REGRET AND ATONEMENT FOR PAST SINS
      Arab News, 29-06-2008
     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 >>>


      SHAVING AFTER UMRAH
      Arab News, 29-06-2008
     Adil Salahi | Arab News Some people shave their heads when they finish the Umrah, but others cut only a small portion of their hair. Which way is correct one?

A.A. Javeed Both are correct. However, to shave is much better. God says in the Qurían: «you shall enter the Sacred Mosque, if God so wills, in ful >>>


      THE SOURCE OF ALL POWER
      Arab News, 29-06-2008
     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 >>>


      THE START OF MANíS LIFE
      Arab News, 29-06-2008
     Commentary by Sayyid Qutb In the name of God, the Lord of Grace, the Ever Merciful It is God who creates you all out of dust, then out of a gamete. He then makes you into two sexes. No female conceives or gives birth without His knowledge. No one attains to old age or has his life cut short unless it be thus laid down i >>>


      WOMEN COVERING THEIR FACES
      Arab News, 29-06-2008
     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 >>>


      AL–TURKI SAYS RECENT ARRESTS PART OF ONGOING OPERATION
      Arab News, 29-06-2008
     Ghazanfar Ali Khan | Arab News RIYADH: Saudi security forces are continuing to hunt for more militants following the arrest of 701 people over suspected plots to bomb oil installations and security targets this year, the Interior Ministry said yesterday.

«Raids are being carried out across the Kingdom to >>>


      HOTEL TO OPEN FILIPINO FOOD FESTIVAL TODAY
      Arab News, 29-06-2008
     Arab News JEDDAH: To segue the Philippine Independence Day celebrations Trident Hotel hosts a two–day Filipino food festival starting today.

Consul General Ezzedin H. Tago of the Philippine Consulate General in Jeddah has been invited to cut the ribbon to mark the opening of the event at 7:30 p.m.

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      JEDDAH PREPS FOR SUMMER ACTION
      Arab News, 29-06-2008
     Hasan Hatrash | Arab News JEDDAH: City authorities in Jeddah have approved an action plan for the summer holiday season, which includes maintenance, hygiene control and preparation of new public facilities to meet the requirements of massive crowds that are flowing to the city for vacationing, according to a municipal o >>>


      OUT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
      Arab News, 29-06-2008
     P.K. Abdul Ghafour | Arab News CHANGE FOR THE BETTER: Tarek Abu Auf makes a presentation at the forum on Saturday. (AN photo) JEDDAH: Young Saudis want to change the negative perception about them and are seeking someone to use their energy and skills for constructive projects. This was the impression given by a group o >>>


      SIDELIGHTS: 7' MYSTERIOUS TRAFFIC FINES
      Arab News, 29-06-2008
     Arab News TAIF: Once again, the case of mysterious traffic violations has appeared in the press. The most recent example is that of a high school student who discovered he owed SR14,000 for 7' various traffic violations across the Kingdom. According to a local Arabic daily, the student disputed the fines, but the Tr >>>


      GET READY FOR POLL, SONIA TELLS PARTY
      Arab News, 29-06-2008
     Nilofar Suhrawardy | Arab News NEW DELHI: Irrespective of whether parliamentary elections are held this year or as scheduled in the coming year, the hard reality of their looming closer than before has finally been accepted by the Congress party. Sonia Gandhi convened a meeting yesterday of party general secretaries rep >>>


      MUSLIMS RALLY FOR PEACE IN SOUTHERN PHILIPPINES
      Arab News, 29-06-2008
     Al Jacinto | Arab News ZAMBOANGA CITY: Thousands of Muslims yesterday held rallies in key cities in the southern Philippines to urge President Gloria Arroyo to resume peace talks with Muslim rebels.

«This is a show of unity among Muslims who are for peace,» said Amirah Lidasan, of the human rights g >>>


      PAKISTAN ATTACKS TALEBAN
      Arab News, 29-06-2008
     Ibrahim Shinwari | Reuters HUNTING FOR TROUBLEMAKERS: Pakistani paramilitary soldiers patrol the streets of Bara on Saturday. (Reuters) LANDIKOTAL, Pakistan: Pakistani security forces launched an offensive against Taleban fighters near the northwestern city of Peshawar yesterday, prompting a militant commander to suspen >>>


      SCORES INJURED IN KASHMIR PROTESTS
      Arab News, 29-06-2008
     Mukhtar Ahmad | Arab News SRINAGAR: Indian police fired bullets and tear gas yesterday to quell thousands of stone–throwing Muslim demonstrators across Kashmir as anger grew over the transfer of forestland to a Hindu shrine trust.

Scores of people including chief of the separatist Jammu Kashmir Liberation >>>


      TEHRAN WOULD CHOKE OIL FLOW THROUGH HORMUZ IF ATTACKED
      Arab News, 29-06-2008
     Zahra Hosseinian | Reuters TEHRAN: The Revolutionary Guards said Tehran would impose controls on shipping in the vital Gulf oil route if Iran was attacked and warned regional states of reprisals if they took part, a newspaper reported yesterday.

Fear of an escalation in the standoff between the West and Iran, t >>>


      ANALYSIS: IRAN HARDER SELL ON GIVING UP NUKES
      Washington Post, 29-06-2008
     WASHINGTON –– Iran and North Korea may be two points on President Bush‘s old "axis of evil," but the authoritarian governments are polar opposites when it comes to defusing their nuclear programs.

North Korea revealed secrets about its arsenal of bomb fuel and destroyed part of its a >>>


      COMMUTER COLLEGES GO RESIDENTIAL, GAIN ENROLLMENT
      Washington Post, 29-06-2008
     ATLANTA –– The neighborhood around Georgia State University was for years a maze of boarded up storefronts, aging buildings and parking lots that emptied at the close of each day.

But the downtown Atlanta campus is shedding its sleepy commuter school image thanks to plush new dorms, gleaming classro >>>


      DECLINE IN TEEN SMOKING HITS A WALL
      Washington Post, 29-06-2008
     By Rob SteinWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, June 2', 2008; A02 The campaign to reduce teenagers‘ smoking has stalled, new federal data show, dismaying federal health officials and anti–smoking advocates who said that one of the nation‘s most important public health priorities is faltering.
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      ELECTION COULD DELAY FED RATE RISE UNTIL DECEMBER
      Washington Post, 29-06-2008
     WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Federal Reserve may be hesitant to raise interest rates ahead of the U.S. election in November, although there is no hard evidence to support the widely held view that politics influences monetary policy.

The Fed has raised rates in election years, as well as leaving them on hol >>>


      FIREFIGHTERS IN STALEMATE AGAINST CALIF. WILDFIRES
      Washington Post, 29-06-2008
     SAN FRANCISCO –– Firefighters are making slow progress against more than 1,000 wildfires throughout Northern California as the region braces for more lightning storms.

Authorities reported no new major fires Sunday morning and said crews had inched closer to getting some of the largest blazes surrou >>>


      GREAT LAKES COMPACT FOCUS SHIFTING TO CONGRESS
      Washington Post, 29-06-2008
     TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. –– A year ago, it seemed a proposed interstate compact designed to prevent thirstier regions from raiding the Great Lakes might be sunk by squabbles among the eight states with jurisdiction over the vast reservoir.

Now the deal to govern nearly one–fifth of the world&lsquo >>>


      HUGE CROWDS EXPECTED FOR SF GAY PRIDE PARADE
      Washington Post, 29-06-2008
     SAN FRANCISCO –– Huge crowds are expected for San Francisco‘s 38th annual gay pride parade as revelers celebrate their newfound freedom to marry.

Sunday‘s parade along Market Street may resemble something of a wedding march. The county clerk‘s office was busy Friday handing out mar >>>


      LOOK AT THE NUCLEAR PROGRAMS IN NORTH KOREA, IRAN
      Washington Post, 29-06-2008
     AM –– North Korea and Iran have nuclear programs. Each country entertained offers from the United States and others to get rid of those programs or scale them back. The similarities end there. What is known about the programs in each country: NORTH KOREA: The government poured money into a plutonium bomb pro >>>


      LOST LOTUSES LEAVE REVELERS LITTLE TO CELEBRATE
      Washington Post, 29-06-2008
     LOS ANGELES –– One of the most enduring images of summer in Los Angeles has all but vanished.

Only a smattering of sickly leaves remain of the lotuses that used to cover the lake in Echo Park, where the annual Lotus Festival is coming up in just two weeks.

City park officials are perplexed >>>


      MCCAIN MEETS WITH EVANGELIST BILLY GRAHAM AND SON
      Washington Post, 29-06-2008
     MONTREAT, N.C. –– John McCain met Sunday with evangelist Billy Graham and his son, Franklin, at the family‘s mountaintop retreat.

The Republican presidential candidate, who is actively courting religious voters and trying to reassure skeptical conservatives, visited privately with the Grahams >>>


      MCCAIN ON THE DEFENSIVE ABOUT SPENDING
      Washington Post, 29-06-2008
     GEE‘S BEND, Ala. –– John McCain squinted in the midday sunshine as he crossed the meandering Alabama River aboard the Gee‘s Bend ferry, smiling at a dozen elderly black women who clasped his hands and crooned gospel hymns.

The ferry began running in 2006 with $3 million in federal dollar >>>


      MONEY RULING A REMARKABLE WOMAN‘S LEGACY
      Washington Post, 29-06-2008
     WASHINGTON –– He thinks of her every time he gazes at the painting _ a blazing orange sun she drew a few years after the tragedy. It is the only splash of color in his tiny K Street office and it gives him great joy, and a stab of sorrow.

He thinks of her every time he plucks a new $5 bill from his >>>


      MOTHER OF GIRL FOUND IN SEA OFF TEXAS GIVES BIRTH
      Washington Post, 29-06-2008
     GALVESTON, Texas –– The mother of a toddler known as "Baby Grace" after her body was found in the sea off Texas has given birth to another child.

Maj. Mike Henson at the Galveston County jail says 1'–year–old Kimberly Dawn Trenor gave birth Thursday at a hospital.

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      NEV. PLANE CRASH KILLS 4, TOUCHES OFF WILDFIRE
      Washington Post, 29-06-2008
     NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. –– The crash of a small plane near Las Vegas has killed four people and started a fire that is threatening homes.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says the single–engine plane went down Saturday afternoon in a forested area. It then burst into flames a >>>


      NY, ORE. GOVERNORS DOING FINE AFTER SURGERIES
      Washington Post, 29-06-2008
     NEW YORK –– The governors of New York and Oregon are doing fine after surgeries Saturday to remove a cataract and a gall bladder, respectively.

New York Gov. David Paterson‘s recovery is going smoothly after his successful surgery, spokeswoman Erin Duggan said.

The 54–year&ndash >>>


      OBITUARIES IN THE NEWS
      Washington Post, 29-06-2008
     PM –– Terry Hyman OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ Terry Hyman, a Democrat serving his second term in the state House, died after a tractor accident on his southern Oklahoma farm. He was 56.

Hyman was apparently standing beside his tractor when it lunged forward and knocked him to the ground, the state highway >>>


      PAROLE SOUGHT IN 1'64 MURDER WITH RACIAL BACKDROP
      Washington Post, 29-06-2008
     MONTGOMERY, Ala. –– The crime _ a pregnant white newlywed raped and murdered, the chief suspect a black escapee from a chain gang _ jolted residents of north Alabama‘s Jackson County in 1'64.

The wanted man, Johnnie Daniel Beecher, lost his leg and his freedom in the aftermath of a furious >>>


      POISED FOR A FLIP
      Washington Post, 29-06-2008
     Fewer than five months remain before the November election, and, slowly but surely, the outlines of the national playing field are coming into focus.

Sen. Barack Obama (D–Ill.) appears committed to expanding the traditional group of battleground states –– launching his first ad of the general >>>


      POLISH–U.S. MISSILE BASE DEAL POSSIBLE THIS WEEK
      Washington Post, 29-06-2008
     WARSAW (Reuters) – Poland and the United States may sign an agreement within the week on installing a U.S. anti–missile base in Poland, a senior Polish official said on Sunday.

"The negotiations are winding down and everything points to an agreement being signed this week," PAP news agency >>>


      RICE EMPHASIZES FRIENDSHIP DURING CHINA VISIT
      Washington Post, 29-06-2008
     DUJIANGYAN, China (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, under pressure to raise human rights and Tibet with Chinese officials, emphasized friendship over friction during a visit to China on Sunday.

After touching down in Chengdu, capital of quake–hit Sichuan province, Rice met with q >>>


      RICE, IN CHINA, URGES STRONG STEPS ON ZIMBABWE
      Washington Post, 29-06-2008
     BEIJING (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Sunday urged China and other powers to back strong steps against Zimbabwe, while China‘s foreign minister was non–committal on possible U.N.–authorized sanctions.

Zimbabwe has been among the international hotspots up for dis >>>


      SC TEEN STRUCK, KILLED BY SIX FLAGS COASTER IN GA.
      Washington Post, 29-06-2008
     AUSTELL, Ga. –– A teenager was decapitated by a roller coaster after he hopped a pair of fences and entered a restricted area Saturday at Six Flags Over Georgia, authorities said.

Six Flags officials are uncertain why the unidentified 17–year–old from Columbia, S.C. scaled two six– >>>


      SEN. KERRY FACING FIRST DEMOCRATIC FOE IN DECADES
      Washington Post, 29-06-2008
     BOSTON –– Sen. John Kerry is facing his first primary opponent since he first took office 23 years ago, and his challenger has one issue in mind: The senator‘s 2003 vote authorizing President Bush to launch military action against Iraq.

Ed O‘Reilly said he was so incensed by Kerry‘ >>>


      SETBACK FOR PHILADELPHIA SCHOOLS PLAN
      Washington Post, 29-06-2008
     A03 Six years ago, the Philadelphia School District embarked on what was considered the country‘s boldest education privatization experiment, putting 38 schools under private management to see if the free market could educate children more efficiently than the government.

If it worked, the plan seemed lik >>>


      SMOKY SKIES THREATEN HEALTH IN FIERY CALIFORNIA
      Washington Post, 29-06-2008
     SACRAMENTO, Calif. –– Hundreds of lightning–sparked wildfires have turned the air of Northern California into an unhealthy stew of smoke and ash, forcing the cancellation of athletic events and other outdoor activities.

Health advisories urging residents to stay indoors to limit exposure to th >>>


      THE NATION‘S WEATHER
      Washington Post, 29-06-2008
     PM –– Strong thunderstorms blew through parts of the Great Lakes on Saturday, producing damaging hail and strong winds.

Thunder also boomed in the Plains and parts of the Southeast. Areas of the Northeast were rainy.

The West remained dry, aside from some showers in Arizona and New Mexico. >>>


      THE NATION‘S WEATHER
      Washington Post, 29-06-2008
     –– Showers and thunderstorms were expected to pass through Great Lakes and into the Southern Plains, Southeast and Mid–Atlantic on Sunday. There was a slight chance of severe weather including possible tornadoes along the eastern seaboard.

Dry conditions were expected in most of the West. A fe >>>


      THE TALK SHOWS
      Washington Post, 29-06-2008
     Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (WTTG), ' a.m.: Pennsylvania Gov. Edward G. Rendell (D), Libertarian presidential candidate Bob Barr and former White House budget director Rob Portman.

THIS WEEK (ABC, WJLA), 10 a.m.: Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D–Ill.), Minnesota >>>


      TODAY IN HISTORY – JUNE 2'
      Washington Post, 29-06-2008
     AM –– Today is Sunday, June 2', the 181st day of 2008. There are 185 days left in the year.

Today‘s Highlight in History: On June 2', 1776, the Virginia state constitution was adopted, and Patrick Henry made governor.

On this date: In 1767, the British Parliament approved the >>>


      U.S. ESCALATING COVERT OPERATIONS AGAINST IRAN – REPORT
      Washington Post, 29-06-2008
     NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. congressional leaders agreed late last year to President George W. Bush‘s funding request for a major escalation of covert operations against Iran aimed at destabilizing its leadership, according to a report in The New Yorker magazine published online on Sunday.

The article >>>


      U.S. ESCALATING COVERT OPERATIONS AGAINST IRAN: REPORT
      Washington Post, 29-06-2008
     NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. congressional leaders agreed late last year to President George W. Bush‘s funding request for a major escalation of covert operations against Iran aimed at destabilizing its leadership, according to a report in The New Yorker magazine published online on Sunday.

The article >>>


      US MILITARY DEATHS IN IRAQ WAR AT 4,113
      Washington Post, 29-06-2008
     PM –– As of Saturday, June 28, 2008, at least 4,113 members of the U.S. military have died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.

The figure includes eight military civilians killed in action. At least 3,350 died as a result of hostile action, according >>>


      VANDALS TAG 60 CARS WITH ANTI–OBAMA MESSAGES
      Washington Post, 29-06-2008
     ORLANDO, Fla. –– Vandals have spray–painted 60 city vehicles in Orlando, Fla., some with messages against Sen. Barack Obama.

The cars were parked across from city hall late Saturday night. Investigators say the culprits tagged notes such as "Obama smokes crack" and a racial epithet. >>>


      A NEW POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY
      Washington Post, 29-06-2008
     When Sen. Barack Obama chose the Nissan Pavilion in the outer suburbs of Northern Virginia to kick off his general–election campaign, one of the 10,000 supporters there was David Bruzas, who recently moved to the fastest–growing part of a state that is moving rapidly away from its Republican past.

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      A WIN BY MCCAIN COULD PUSH A SPLIT COURT TO RIGHT
      Washington Post, 29-06-2008
     For much of its term, the Supreme Court muted last year‘s noisy dissents, warmed to Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.‘s vision of narrow, incremental decisions and continued a slow but hardly steady move to the right.

But as justices finished their work last week, two overarching truths about the co >>>


      EPA TO PROPOSE FORT DETRICK AS SUPERFUND CLEANUP SITE
      Washington Post, 29-06-2008
     C03 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will propose Frederick‘s Fort Detrick as a possible Superfund site, a move that would give that agency oversight of the U.S. Army‘s cleanup of chemical–laced groundwater, officials said.

That announcement last week marks the latest turn in an enviro >>>


      OBAMA KNOWS FIRSTHAND ABOUT CONSUMER DEBT
      Washington Post, 29-06-2008
     Far too many people are buckling under the strain of running a household as consumer prices rise, home values decline and banks tighten up on credit.

There‘s such financial distress across the country because of mountains of personal debt that any new president will have a difficult time trying to fix the >>>


      WAYS AND MEANS
      Washington Post, 29-06-2008
     most influential public figure in fighting racism against the American Indian. Now, in his quest to start his own country, the road to success might run down Embassy Row.

By Bill DonahueSunday, June 2', 2008; W08 The voice was booming and imperious as it came out of the bathroom, wafting over the blandly hi >>>


      A LOOK AT ISRAELI–LEBANESE PRISONER SWAPS
      Washington Post, 29-06-2008
     AM –– A look at Israeli–Lebanese prisoner swaps: _ 2008: Prime Minister Ehud Olmert declares two soldiers captured by Lebanese militant group Hezbollah in 2006 to be dead. Cabinet approves deal to exchange Lebanese prisoner for bodies of the two soldiers and information on missing Israeli airman.
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      ARMY‘S HISTORY OF IRAQ AFTER HUSSEIN FAULTS PENTAGON
      Washington Post, 29-06-2008
     A new Army history of the service‘s performance in Iraq immediately after the fall of Saddam Hussein faults military and civilian leaders for their planning for the war‘s aftermath, and it suggests that the Pentagon‘s current way of using troops is breaking the Army National Guard and Army Reserve.
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      CHINESE PROTESTERS TORCH BUILDINGS
      Washington Post, 29-06-2008
     BEIJING –– Villagers set fire to a police station and a government office in southwest China to protest an official ruling on a student‘s death, state media and a villager said Sunday.

The violence erupted Saturday afternoon in Weng‘an, a county in Guizhou province, the official Xinhua N >>>


      CRISIS ECLIPSES MUGABE‘S COMEBACK
      Washington Post, 29-06-2008
     Washington Post Foreign ServiceSunday, June 2', 2008; A12 HARARE, Zimbabwe, July 28 –– President Robert Mugabe has emerged from the most tumultuous election in Zimbabwe‘s history with his grip on power restored but his nation‘s daunting problems –– including hyperinflation, intern >>>


      FRANCE‘S NICOLAS AND CARLA ASSUME EUROPE‘S THRONE
      Washington Post, 29-06-2008
     PARIS –– France‘s first lady sings in English and dreams in Italian, and the president‘s roots reach to Hungary and Greece. Nicolas Sarkozy and Carla Bruni–Sarkozy could be a metaphor for a harmonious, borderless Europe.

The real Europe is a cacophonous and conflicted place, though >>>


      GIRL‘S DEATH SPARKS RIOTING IN CHINESE COUNTY
      Washington Post, 29-06-2008
     BEIJING (Reuters) – Thousands of rioters torched police and government office buildings in southwest China on Saturday, in unrest triggered by allegations of a cover–up over a girl‘s death, residents and state media reported on Sunday.

About 10,000 people mobbed government offices in Weng&lsqu >>>


      IN COURTS, AFGHANISTAN AIR BASE MAY BECOME NEXT GUANTANAMO
      Washington Post, 29-06-2008
     A14 Jawed Ahmad, a driver and assistant for reporters of a Canadian television network in Afghanistan, knew the roads to avoid, how to get interviews and which stories to pitch. Reporters trusted him, his bosses say.

Then, one day about seven months ago, the 22–year–old CTV News contractor vanished. >>>


      IRAN OPPOSITION GROUP: US TERROR LISTING UNJUST
      Washington Post, 29-06-2008
     PARIS –– Thousands of supporters of an Iranian opposition group called on the European Union and the United States to remove the organization from terror blacklists at a massive rally Saturday outside Paris.

The Paris–based National Council Resistance of Iran _ an umbrella group that includes >>>


      ISRAEL IN NO POSITION TO ATTACK IRAN: MINISTER
      Washington Post, 29-06-2008
     TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran‘s foreign minister said on Sunday he did not believe Israel was in a position to attack his country over its nuclear programme, while an Iranian general announced plans to prepare 320,000 graves for enemy soldiers.

The comments were the latest in an escalating war of words be >>>


      ISRAELI CABINET APPROVES HEZBOLLAH PRISONER SWAP
      Washington Post, 29-06-2008
     JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert won his cabinet‘s approval on Sunday for a prisoner swap with Hezbollah under which two soldiers held by the Lebanese guerrilla group, and believed to be dead, would be recovered.

The seizure of army reservists Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev >>>


      MACHO MAN IS GOING OUT OF FASHION
      Washington Post, 29-06-2008
     PARIS –– As world financial markets wobble and bonuses shrink, the macho male is going out of fashion.

Paris designers showing their spring–summer collections on Saturday banished the tie and introduced a gentler take on masculinity, leaving the Gordon Gekko look in the dust.

With tho >>>


      MALAYSIA‘S ANWAR ACCUSED OF SODOMY
      Washington Post, 29-06-2008
     KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia –– Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was accused Saturday of sodomizing a man, police said, sparking speculation that he might be arrested on the same charge that led to his imprisonment a decade ago.

Anwar, who resurrected his political career after leading the opposi >>>


      MALAYSIA‘S ANWAR ACCUSED OF SODOMY AGAIN
      Washington Post, 29-06-2008
     KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia –– Police began an investigation Sunday into an allegation that opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim sodomized his male aide, sparking speculation he could be sent back to prison on the same charge that led to his ouster from Malaysia‘s government a decade ago.

Anwar immediat >>>


      MILITARY: 43 KILLED IN SRI LANKA CLASHES
      Washington Post, 29-06-2008
     COLOMBO, Sri Lanka –– New fighting in northern Sri Lanka has killed 41 Tamil Tiger rebels and two soldiers, the military said Sunday.

Military spokesman Brig. Udaya Nanayakkara said the fighting Saturday occurred along the Vavuniya, Mannar and Welioya fronts.

In the worst clashes, 20 rebels >>>


      MUGABE SWORN IN AFTER WIDELY CONDEMNED ELECTION
      Washington Post, 29-06-2008
     HARARE (Reuters) – Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe was sworn in on Sunday after being declared the landslide winner of a widely condemned election which African observers said was scarred by violence and intimidation.

Mugabe was the only candidate and went ahead with the vote in defiance of much world >>>


      NO AFGHAN PEACE WHILE TALIBAN HAVE SANCTUARY: NATO
      Washington Post, 29-06-2008
     KABUL (Reuters) – Afghanistan will not be secure as long as insurgents are allowed to operate freely in sanctuaries on the Pakistan side of the border, a NATO spokesman said on Sunday.

With international forces in Afghanistan struggling against what the U.S. Pentagon describes as a "resilient insurge >>>


      OLMERT: CAPTIVE ISRAELI SOLDIERS IN LEBANON DEAD
      Washington Post, 29-06-2008
     JERUSALEM –– An Israeli official says Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has told his Cabinet that two soldiers captured by Hezbollah guerrillas two years ago are dead.

The official says Olmert told his Cabinet that "we know what happened to them." It is the first time that Israel has said definit >>>


      PAKISTANI FORCES TAKE CONTROL OF AREA IN KHYBER
      Washington Post, 29-06-2008
     PESHAWAR, Pakistan –– Paramilitary troops returned Sunday to posts they had been forced to abandon and Pakistani forces widened their offensive against militants operating in a volatile tribal area along the Afghan border, an official said.

The government launched the operation Saturday because the >>>


      PAKISTANI SECURE MILITANT AREA IN KHYBER REGION
      Washington Post, 29-06-2008
     LANDIKOTAL, Pakistan (Reuters) – Pakistani security forces have secured an area in the Khyber region, where a key supply route passes into Afghanistan, a day after launching an offensive to push back militants threatening Peshawar.

The offensive is the first major military action the new government has la >>>


      PERU TRIAL SENSATION: PRESIDENT VERSUS SPYMASTER
      Washington Post, 29-06-2008
     LIMA, Peru –– Six months into the murder trial of Alberto Fujimori, prosecutors have produced little hard evidence that the former Peruvian president approved of a death squad to eliminate rebel collaborators. But they‘re about to put a blockbuster witness on the stand in a trial that is riveting the n >>>


      POPE MAY MAKE FIRST TRIP TO AFRICA NEXT YEAR
      Washington Post, 29-06-2008
     VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Benedict may travel to Africa next year for the first time as pontiff, a senior Vatican official said in comments published on Sunday.

Vatican Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone said the decision on which countries the German–born Pope might visit would depend partly o >>>


      REPORT: CHINESE OFFICIALS TO HOLD NEW TALKS WITH DALAI LAMA‘S ENVOYS
      Washington Post, 29-06-2008
     PM BEIJING, June 2' –– Chinese officials will hold a second round of meetings early next month with envoys of the Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, state media reported Sunday.

The talks follow China‘s decision last week to reopen Tibet to foreign tour groups for the first time sin >>>


      REPORTED U.S. RAID TRIGGERS OUTRAGE
      Washington Post, 29-06-2008
     June 2', 2008; A13 BAGHDAD, June 28 –– Iraqi officials in the home town of Prime Minister Nouri al–Maliki are calling for an investigation into a reported raid by the U.S. military early Friday that resulted in the death of a man identified by some Iraqi officials as a relative of the prime ministe >>>


      RESEARCHERS RECREATE PRE–COLUMBIAN SOUNDS
      Washington Post, 29-06-2008
     MEXICO CITY –– Scientists were fascinated by the ghostly find: a human skeleton buried in an Aztec temple with a clay, skull–shaped whistle in each bony hand.

But no one blew into the noisemakers for nearly 15 years. When someone finally did, the shrill, windy screech made the spine tingle.
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      RIGHTS GROUP: POST–ELECTION VIOLENCE IN ZIMBABWE
      Washington Post, 29-06-2008
     HARARE, Zimbabwe –– Supporters of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe used batons and thick sticks to beat people who couldn‘t prove they voted in a runoff election in which the longtime ruler was the only candidate, an international rights group said Sunday.

New York–based Human Rights W >>>


      SHIPPING WOES CUT CHINESE FIREWORKS EXPORTS
      Washington Post, 29-06-2008
     LIUYANG, China –– Chen Tiezhong will likely spend the Fourth of July worrying about the future of his sprawling fireworks factory. China, where fireworks were invented, is running short of ports from which to ship the dangerous cargoes abroad.

China‘s fireworks industry provides '8 percent >>>


      SUICIDE BOMBER KILLS 7 POLICEMEN IN NORTHERN IRAQ
      Washington Post, 29-06-2008
     TIKRIT, Iraq (Reuters) – A suicide car bomber killed seven policemen and wounded three in an attack on a patrol in northern Iraq‘s Salahuddin province on Sunday, police said.

The explosion in the town of Dhuluiya, 70 km (45 miles) north of Baghdad, was the latest in a series of attacks by militants >>>


      THE WORLD
      Washington Post, 29-06-2008
     A12 Fresh Discord Over Ancient Temple A dispute over the 11th–century Preah Vihear temple on the Cambodian–Thai border has inflamed political tensions in the two countries. Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej faced a no–confidence vote Friday, in part over his support for Cambodia‘s bid to have >>>


      THOUSANDS IN SOUTHWESTERN CHINA RIOT OVER ALLEGED COVERUP
      Washington Post, 29-06-2008
     PM BEIJING, June 2' –– Thousands of people thronged a police station in southwestern China to protest the alleged coverup of a teenage girl‘s rape and murder, witnesses and officials reported Sunday. The crowd set fire to a government building complex and several police vehicles.

The viole >>>


      TROPICAL STORM CRISTINA FORMS IN PACIFIC
      Washington Post, 29-06-2008
     MEXICO CITY –– Tropical Storm Cristina formed far off Mexico‘s Baja peninsula on Saturday and forecasters said it does not threaten land.

It is the third named storm of the eastern Pacific hurricane season. Saturday night, Cristina was located about 1,1'5 miles (1,'20 kilometers) south >>>


      TRUCK BOMB KILLS 7 IN IRAQ
      Washington Post, 29-06-2008
     BAGHDAD –– Police say a truck bomb has killed seven people in Iraq. Police Col. Mohammed Khalid says the truck was detonated by remote control Sunday when police and security guards went to check the vehicle. The truck had been parked along the side of a road in Duluiyah, about 45 miles north of Baghdad.
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      U.S. ARMY HISTORY SLAMS POST–INVASION IRAQ PLAN–REPORT
      Washington Post, 29-06-2008
     WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A new Army history of the Iraq conflict faults the invasion‘s top U.S. commander for his sudden decision to overhaul the Baghdad–based military command, The New York Times said in its Sunday edition.

The 6'6–page report, set for release on Monday, focuses on th >>>


      U.S. BACKS U.N. OFFICIAL IN DARFUR INDICTED IN RWANDA DEATHS
      Washington Post, 29-06-2008
     UNITED NATIONS –– The State Department has urged the United Nations to retain a Rwandan general as the second–highest–ranking U.N. peacekeeper in the Darfur region of Sudan, even though he has been indicted for allegedly committing war crimes in Rwanda during the mid–1''0s, accordin >>>


      U.S. FACES IRAQI ANGER OVER RAID NEAR KERBALA
      Washington Post, 29-06-2008
     BAGHDAD (Reuters) – The U.S. military faced Iraqi anger on Sunday over a raid near the holy Shi‘ite city of Kerbala in which a distant relative of Prime Minister Nuri al–Maliki was killed.

Iraqi leaders in Kerbala said the pre–dawn raid on Friday should have been approved by local author >>>


      UN OFFICIAL: AFGHAN CIVILIAN DEATHS UP 60 PERCENT
      Washington Post, 29-06-2008
     KABUL, Afghanistan –– The number of civilians killed in fighting between insurgents and security forces in Afghanistan has soared by two–thirds in the first half of this year, to almost 700 people, a senior U.N. official said Sunday.

The figures are a grim reminder of how the nearly seven&ndas >>>


      UPROAR OVER KENYA HOTEL SALE TO LIBYA
      Washington Post, 29-06-2008
     AM NAIROBI (Reuters) – Corruption watchdogs and senior politicians rounded on Kenyan Finance Minister Amos Kimunya on Sunday over the sale of a luxury Nairobi hotel to Libyan investors in a deal they said had the whiff of scandal.

Some called for the resignation of Kimunya –– at the helm of ea >>>


      ASHKELON–BE‘ER SHEVA ROUTE TO PAY PRICE OF OVERSPENDING
      Haaretz, 29-06-2008
     By Avi Bar–Eli Tags: Israel Railways The planned railway line between Ashkelon and Be‘er Sheva is to stay on the drawing board, while the express route to Jerusalem is to be reexamined, according to a compromise being hammered out between the finance and transportation ministries in response to Israel Railwa >>>


      BUS AND TRAIN PRICES GO UP THIS WEEK
      Haaretz, 29-06-2008
     Tags: Israel, Busses, Trains Public transportation fees – for buses and trains – are set to rise by about 2.5% on Tuesday, due to the increase in the Consumer Price Index.

In January bus and train ticket prices rose by 1.7%, after three and a half years of no increases.

The price of taxi ri >>>


      BUSINESS IN BRIEF
      Haaretz, 29-06-2008
     Real Estate Easy Start Travel Week‘s End Anglo File Business in Brief The banks are not interested in the new agreement to limit employers‘ rights to monitor their workers‘ use of computers while on the job. The deal, signed Wednesday between the Histadrut labor federation and the Federation of Israeli >>>


      FORMER ISRAELI BANKER PLEADS GUILTY IN U.S. FRAUD SCHEME
      Haaretz, 29-06-2008
     By The Associated Press Tags: Thom Mrozek LOS ANGELES – An Israeli banker pleaded guilty Friday to participating in a decade–long tax fraud and money laundering scheme that cheated the Internal Revenue Service out of at least $33 million.

Joseph Roth, 66, of Tel Aviv, a former banker with United Miz >>>


      FORMER MK BISHARA COULD LOSE PENSION IN KNESSET VOTE
      Haaretz, 29-06-2008
     By Zvi Zrahiya Tags: Israel, Knesset, Azmi Bishara The Knesset pension of former MK Azmi Bishara (Balad) is in jeopardy: The Knesset plenum will vote Wednesday on a draft law that would strip him of his NIS 7,000 monthly allowance.

If passed, the law would set a precedent in Israeli labor law – and it wou >>>



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