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      CHRISTIAN UNITY...
      Kathimerin, 30-06-2008
     Dimitris Panagos/ANA Ecumenical Patriarch Vartholomaios (l) and Pope Benedict XVI appealed for Christian unity yesterday during a joint mass at St Peter‘s Basilica in Rome. Vartholomaios said that dialogue between the two branches of Christianity is continuing, despite ‘numerous difficulties.‘ < >>>


      FYROM PUSHES ‘MINORITY’ ISSUE
      Kathimerin, 30-06-2008
     Kathimerini has learnt from sources and reports in Skopje that the Prime Minister of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) Nikola Gruevski has raised the issue of a «Macedonian minority» in Greece with United Nations mediator Matthew Nimetz. Gruevski is believed to have demanded that people who left FYROM du >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 30-06-2008
     STORE DAMAGED Police blame fire on arsonists after finding gas canisters A large blaze that broke out in a branch of the clothing retailer Sprider in Lykovrisi, north of Athens, late on Saturday appears to have been arson, police said yesterday. Residents said they heard two large blasts just before midnight. Police, wh >>>


      IRATE POLICEMAN IN CAR CHASE AFTER FAMILY ROW
      Kathimerin, 30-06-2008
     A policeman who provoked a huge car chase on the Athens–Lamia national highway on Saturday after stealing a police patrol car, following alleged threats to kill his wife‘s sister, was yesterday in detention.

The officer had set out for Athens from Karditsa, in central Greece, at lunchtime on Saturda >>>


      PARTIES GOT PRE–ELECTION CASH BOOST
      Kathimerin, 30-06-2008
     Source: ND, PASOK ‘got 2 mln euros’ The country‘s two main political parties allegedly received the equivalent of 2 million euros from German technology giant Siemens ahead of Greek general elections in 2000 while a smaller – now defunct – party received another 450,000 euros, Kathimerini has been told >>>


      PASSENGERS SAFELY EVACUATED AFTER FERRY HITS ROCK IN AEGEAN
      Kathimerin, 30-06-2008
     INFORMATION Company Profile Health & Emergency NEWS Passengers safely evacuated after ferry hits rock in Aegean Eurokinissi The Theophilos passenger ferry is pictured yesterday, visibly listing, after being anchored close to Oinousses, in the eastern Aegean. Officials said the ferry listed only a couple of degrees a >>>


      THIS WEEK
      Kathimerin, 30-06-2008
     Monday Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis to meet Interior Minister Prokopis Pavlopoulos at 10.30 a.m.

Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis to meet with his visiting counterpart from Montenegro Milo Djukanovic.

The second Attica Park Festival, hosted by the City of Athens in collaboration with the Athens and >>>


      WATER WASTED AT ALL LEVELS
      Kathimerin, 30-06-2008
     Greeks, who are second only to citizens of the USA in per capita water consumption, have a lot of work to do to save the precious resource, according to a study by professors of Athens Agricultural University that lists a number of serious problems.

According to another study, published by UNESCO and conducted >>>


      46 664 VOIX POUR MANDELA
      Le Temps, 30-06-2008
     HOMMAGE. Ambiance chargée d‘émotion pour fęter le vieux leader de l‘ANC. Florence Gaillard, Londres Lundi 30 juin 2008 Nelson Mandela a le pas fragile. La lenteur requise pour atteindre l‘estrade n‘en a que redoublé l‘émotion qui s‘est alors posée sur Hyd >>>


      ANALYSE. LE PUNCHING–BALL
      Le Temps, 30-06-2008
     Les malheurs américains d‘UBS ne se comptent plus. La façon dont ils sont amplifiés et utilisés au profit de ses concurrentes nationales interroge néanmoins.

Jean–Claude Péclet Lundi 30 juin 2008 Prononcez le mot «protectionnisme», aussitôt surgissent l >>>


      ANDY MURRAY, LE MAUVAIS SUJET
      Le Temps, 30-06-2008
     Andy Murray:«Puisque Tim Henman s’est retiré, je polarise toute l’attention. Je trouve ces espoirs exagérés pour un joueur de mon âge. Mais j’essaie de rester concentré, de garder le contrôle sur ma vie.» (photo: Keystone) TENNIS. Depuis la retraite de Tim Henman, il est le fiancé de l >>>


      AU CŚUR DES MARCHÉS. UBS: VENTE PAR TRANCHES?
      Le Temps, 30-06-2008
     La bourse suisse souffre de sa concentration excessive. Le SLI ne semble pas pr';s d‘ętre le leader des indices suisses La question de la semaine. Les marchés d‘actions vont–ils rebondir cet été?

Les fonds qui misent sur la vie des Britanniques Chronique des hedge f >>>


      AU PREMIER PLAN. MAUVAISES SURPRISES
      Le Temps, 30-06-2008
     Au premier plan. Yves Genier Lundi 30 juin 2008 «Amortissements extraordinaires» est une expression qui fait son grand retour dans le vocabulaire bancaire. Plusieurs géants de la finance ont été contraints d‘avouer leurs besoins d‘argent frais: Barclays et Fortis sont les plus r >>>


      BERNARD SOGUEL: «LA MORT DU DEWS N‘EST PAS UN ÉCHEC, MAIS UNE ÉTAPE NATURELLE»
      Le Temps, 30-06-2008
     Bernard Soguel:«Le Dews était orienté prospection industrielle. Il faudra miser davantage sur l’innovation.» (photo: Keystone) SUISSE ROMANDE. D';s 200', une coalition réunissant Berne et les six cantons romands assurera la promotion économique de l‘ouest du pays. Que cache cette al >>>


      BIOCARBURANTS: TROP TARD POUR UN MORATOIRE
      Le Temps, 30-06-2008
     ENERGIES. L‘industrie des carburants alternatifs s‘est trop développée ces derni';res années pour y mettre un frein. Place aux ressources diversifiées.

Daniel Perroud, Directeur, Harcourt Investment Consulting SA Lundi 30 juin 2008 Le prix du baril de pétrole est en >>>


      CANDIDE. CE QUI EST Ŕ MOI EST Ŕ MOI
      Le Temps, 30-06-2008
     Candide. Anna Lietti Lundi 30 juin 2008 En quittant mon poste de travail pour les vacances, j‘aime laisser un bureau «clair», comme disent les anglophones. Je suis de ceux qui consid';rent la lutte contre la sédimentation des dossiers comme une condition indispensable ŕ la survie de m >>>


      CHANTAL GALLADÉ, SEULE FACE AU PS
      Le Temps, 30-06-2008
     FORMATION. La socialiste défend le libre choix de l‘école devant les délégués. Philippe Miauton Lundi 30 juin 2008 Un grand moment de solitude. C‘est ce qu‘a vécu Chantal Galladé face aux délégués du Parti socialiste, réunis samedi ŕ Fribourg >>>


      CHRONIQUE DES HEDGE FUNDS. DES HEDGE FUNDS AU LIEU DES BANQUES?
      Le Temps, 30-06-2008
     Chronique des hedge funds. Olivier Baumgartner–Bézelgues, Unigestion Lundi 30 juin 2008 La crise du crédit américain a précipité les banques dans la tourmente et les a acculées ŕ une série de recapitalisations sans précédent. Les efforts d‘évaluations de >>>


      CRITIQUE: RENAUD CAPU'';ON ET L‘OSR Ŕ GENČVE. SOIF D‘ABSOLU
      Le Temps, 30-06-2008
     Critique: Renaud Capuçon et l‘OSR ŕ Gen';ve. Jonas Pulver Lundi 30 juin 2008 Silhouette rectiligne et maintien aristocratique, Renaud Capuçon impressionne d‘autorité, ŕ peine arrivé sur la sc';ne du Victoria Hall de Gen';ve. Un soupçon de nervosit >>>


      FERNANDO «EL NINO» TORRES: ROMANESQUE, ESPAGNOL
      Le Temps, 30-06-2008
     Fernando Torres. Un but en or pour l’élégant butteur sang et or. (photo: Keystone) Julien Caloz Lundi 30 juin 2008 D‘abord mal servi par ses ravitailleurs; un peu désorienté sur l‘échiquier de son sélectionneur Luis Aragones; envoyé au charbon par la procédure tr&# >>>


      FONDS ENRICHIS Ŕ L‘ALTERNATIF
      Le Temps, 30-06-2008
     PLACEMENTS. Ingrédients de hedge funds dans des produits réglementés. Jean–Pascal Baechler Lundi 30 juin 2008 Les ingrédients de gestion alternative se multiplient dans les fonds de placement traditionnels. On connaît les produits «130/30», qui combinent des lignes destiné >>>


      GENČVE, LE JOUR DE LA DERNIČRE CIGARETTE
      Le Temps, 30-06-2008
     Les bars ŕ chichas du canton devront devenir des clubs privés s’ils veulent poursuivre leur activité. Dans les autres bars et cafés, certains patrons s’attendent ŕ voir leur chiffre d’affaires baisser de 30 ŕ 40%. (photo: Daniel Winteregg) GENEVE. Apr';s le plébiscite de l&lsqu >>>


      GROS ACHAT DES CFF AUPRČS DE STADLER RAIL
      Le Temps, 30-06-2008
     Un ouvrier de l‘usine Stadler de Bussnang.En quinze ans, la société a vu ses effectifs bondir de moins de 100 personnes ŕ plus de 1300 employés.

(photo: Keystone) CHEMINS DE FER. L‘entreprise thurgovienne dirigée par Peter Spuhler, administrateur d‘UBS et ténor UD >>>


      ISRAËL RÉCUPČRE DEUX SOLDATS MORTS APRČS DES POURPARLERS «SORDIDES»
      Le Temps, 30-06-2008
     Ehoud Olmert : «Les prisonniers ne sont plus en vie.» (photo: Keystone) ISRAEL. Eldad Regev et Ehoud Goldwasser avaient été capturés par le Hezbollah avant la guerre du Liban de l‘été 2006. Leurs corps seront échangés notamment contre un terroriste libanais.

Serge Dumont >>>


      L‘AVIS DE L‘EXPERT. LES CONSEILS Ŕ NE PAS DONNER AUX CLIENTS
      Le Temps, 30-06-2008
     L‘avis de l‘expert. Carlo Lombardini, Avocat au barreau de Gen';ve Lundi 30 juin 2008 Le Tribunal fédéral a rendu trois arręts en mati';re de contrat de conseil, sujet longtemps ignoré par la jurisprudence. Ces arręts rappellent les obligations du conseiller en placem >>>


      L‘ESPAGNE S‘OFFRE L‘ELDORADO AVEC VIRTUOSITÉ ET PANACHE
      Le Temps, 30-06-2008
     33e minute: Fernando Torres, dit «El Nińo», vient d’inscrire l’unique but d’une finale de haute tenue.L’homme qui a terrassé la Mannschaft est un étincelant blondinet de 24 ans, qui porte le surnom bien mérité d’un ouragan.

A lui la palme et le goal décisif. (photo: Keystone) A l&l >>>


      L‘EURO DES CONQUISTADORS
      Le Temps, 30-06-2008
     L‘Espagne s‘offre le titre européen en battant avec panache l‘Allemagne 1–0.

Le Temps Lundi 30 juin 2008 Lire le Temps Fort et l‘Editorial.

© Le Temps, 2008 . Droits de reproduction et de diffusion réservés. Acheter les droits de reproduction de cet article. >>>


      L‘UNION AFRICAINE FINIRA–T–ELLE PAR L'4;CHER MUGABE?
      Le Temps, 30-06-2008
     Robert Mugabe. Le plus vieux chef d’Etat africain, au pouvoir depuis 1'80, a été investi pour un nouveau mandat de cinq ans. (photo: Keystone) DIPLOMATIE. Le président du Zimbabwe a été investi dimanche. La réaction de l‘UA est tr';s attendue.

Angélique Mouni >>>


      LA BOURSE SUISSE SOUFFRE DE SA CONCENTRATION EXCESSIVE. LE SLI NE SEMBLE PAS PRČS D‘ĘTRE LE LEADER DES INDICES SUISSES
      Le Temps, 30-06-2008
     La question de la semaine. Les marchés d‘actions vont–ils rebondir cet été?

Les fonds qui misent sur la vie des Britanniques Chronique des hedge funds. Des hedge funds au lieu des banques?

L‘avis de l‘expert. Les conseils ŕ ne pas donner aux clients «Po >>>


      LA NAISSANCE, UNE LIMITE MOUVANTE
      Le Temps, 30-06-2008
     Une m';re implore les saints d’accorder un répit ŕ son enfant mort–né.Archives,
1665. (photo: Musée dĄétampes) Entrer dans la vie, terrestre ou éternelle, n‘est pas une affaire simple.

Et la biologie n‘a, jamais, constitué qu‘une partie >>>


      LA QUESTION DE LA SEMAINE. LES MARCHÉS D‘ACTIONS VONT–ILS REBONDIR CET ÉTÉ?
      Le Temps, 30-06-2008
     Les fonds qui misent sur la vie des Britanniques Chronique des hedge funds. Des hedge funds au lieu des banques?

L‘avis de l‘expert. Les conseils ŕ ne pas donner aux clients «Pour nous, la crise des «subprime» est un ręve devenu réalité» Fonds enrichis  >>>


      LA VIE DES AUTRES
      Le Temps, 30-06-2008
     Benjamin Luis Lundi 30 juin 2008 Les commerçants traditionnels, ceux qui ont des boutiques en dur, dans les vraies villes, ne devraient pas avoir peur d‘Internet. C‘est en tout cas ce qui ressort d‘une étude de l‘institut TNS–Sofres reprise par le quotidien Libération. L&lsqu >>>


      LE PRD A PLUS DE CHANCES D‘ATTIRER LES DISSIDENTS DE L‘UDC QUE LE PDC
      Le Temps, 30-06-2008
     Christophe Darbellay (ŕ gauche) et Fulvio Pelli. (photo: Keystone) DROITE. Réunis tous deux samedi, les radicaux et les démocrates–chrétiens tendent la main aux libéraux qui ont quitté le parti de Christoph Blocher.

Mais une grande coalition n‘est pas en vue. Bernard Wu >>>


      LES BOURSES EUROPÉENNES N‘OFFRENT PAS UNE DIVERSIFICATION SUFFISANTE
      Le Temps, 30-06-2008
     INVESTISSEMENTS. Les marchés nationaux présentent une concentration sectorielle élevée.

Clément Dubois Lundi 30 juin 2008 La plupart des marchés boursiers européens n‘offrent pas une diversification raisonnable aux investisseurs en raison d‘une concentration sur qu >>>


      LES FONDS QUI MISENT SUR LA VIE DES BRITANNIQUES
      Le Temps, 30-06-2008
     PLACEMENT. Les polices d‘assurance revendues sur le marché secondaire sont toujours plus convoitées par des institutionnels.

Yves Genier Lundi 30 juin 2008 Racheter des polices d‘assurance vie ŕ capital garanti sur le second marché?

C‘est possible, męme en abs >>>


      LES GLACIERS PÉRUVIENS, PREMIČRES VICTIMES DU RÉCHAUFFEMENT DE LA PLANČTE
      Le Temps, 30-06-2008
     Glacier de Pastoruri est menacé de disparition compl';te. (photo: Keystone) CLIMAT. La fonte accélérée des glaciers tropicaux menace de priver d‘eau tout le pays, des paysans quechuas aux habitants de Lima. Constat des dégâts sur les flans de la Cordill';re blanche.
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      LES NOUVEAUX TALENTS DU VIN SUISSE (1/6). STÉPHANE GROS DE DARDAGNY, LA PATIENCE COMME ALLIÉE
      Le Temps, 30-06-2008
     Saveurs du français. Entame, doux début ZOOMS Le Temps I Article Stéphane Gros de Dardagny, la patience comme alliée Stéphane Gros:«Je ne touche pas ce que la nature fait: je ne chaptalise pas, je n’acidifie pas.» Dardagny (GE), 25 juin 2008. (photo: David Wagni';res) Ce jeune vigneron g >>>


      PAYS DE FOOT
      Le Temps, 30-06-2008
     Fred Hirzel Lundi 30 juin 2008 Voilŕ. Le plus grand événement sportif que la Suisse a reçu depuis le Mondial de 1'54 est terminé. A l‘heure du bilan, il convient de prendre acte de la qualité générale de cet Eurofoot. De bons matches, du spectacle, des buts ŕ la lou >>>


      PETER SELLARS S‘ENFERME EN SON SÉRAIL AIXOIS
      Le Temps, 30-06-2008
     «Zaide» selon Peter Sellars. Le metteur en sc';ne troque le sérail pour une fabrique de textiles et dresse un échafaudage. (photo: Elisabeth Carecchio) LYRIQUE. Le metteur en sc';ne américain fait peser une charge trop lourde sur «Zaide». L‘opéra inachevé de Moz >>>


      PÉNURIE D‘URANIUM? PAS POUR DEMAIN!
      Le Temps, 30-06-2008
     Christophe de Reyff, Pensier (FR) Lundi 30 juin 2008 Isabelle Chevalley et Pierre Bonnard pronostiquent une pénurie prochaine d‘uranium (LT du 16 juin). Pourtant, il y a encore bien des mines abandonnées ou non encore exploitées, souvent non parce que la teneur en uranium du minerai serait trop faib >>>


      QUOI DE NEUF. FAUTEUIL Ŕ PINCES
      Le Temps, 30-06-2008
     Quoi de neuf. Emilie Veillon Lundi 30 juin 2008 Tabouret éléphant. Lampe cheval. Table autruche. Biblioth';que ours polaire.

Les silhouettes animali';res, qui ont inspiré moult designers ces derni';res décennies, continuent de s‘étendre dans les appartement >>>


      SAVEURS DU FRAN'';AIS. ENTAME, DOUX DÉBUT
      Le Temps, 30-06-2008
     Saveurs du français Nicolas Dufour Lundi 30 juin 2008 L‘entame du match était bonne. Ces derni';res semaines, les fous du ballon rond, et męme ceux qui suivaient l‘Euro 2008 d‘un śil, ont souvent entendu ce jugement. Jeudi soir, par exemple, alors que tout le monde ignorait >>>


      SERGE COSSERON: «BESANCENOT INCARNE L‘IMAGE DE LA RÉSISTANCE»
      Le Temps, 30-06-2008
     FRANCE. La Ligue communiste révolutionnaire c';de la place ŕ un «Nouveau parti anticapitaliste».

Caroline Stevan Lundi 30 juin 2008 La Ligue communiste révolutionnaire (LCR) française vient de fęter ses 40 ans. C‘était son dernier anniversaire. En janvier >>>


      SIX MOMENTS FORTS: CE QUE L‘ON PEUT RETENIR DE L‘EURO 2008
      Le Temps, 30-06-2008
     La main d‘Ujfalusi et la vérité de l‘arbitre Plongée suisse versus épopée turque Le fair–play a gagné sur toute la ligne Les gardiens, ces pi';ces maîtresses Andreď Arshavin, pour l‘amour du jeu L‘ombre des grands absents TEMPS FORT Le Temps I >>>


      SOS JARGON
      Le Temps, 30-06-2008
     Indice de Herfindahl. Clément Dubois Lundi 30 juin 2008 L‘indice de Herfindahl, connu aussi sous le nom complet d‘indice de Herfindahl–Hirschman ou par son abréviation anglaise HHI, est un indicateur mesurant la concentration du marché. Il est établi en additionnant le carré de >>>


      STÉPHANE DÉCOTTERD, HELVČTE DE CONCOURS
      Le Temps, 30-06-2008
     Stéphane Décotterd.Les logos de sponsors qui ornent le plastron du Vaudois résument l’univers d’une cuisine étoilée. (photo: Bertrand Rey) GASTRONOMIE. Le second de Gérard Rabaey participe d';s demain ŕ la finale européenne du Bocuse d‘or.

Véronique Zbi >>>


      UBS: PAS D‘AVERTISSEMENT SUR LES BÉNÉFICES
      Le Temps, 30-06-2008
     BANQUE.Face aux estimations de pertes au 2e trimestre, l‘établissement garde le silence.

Yves Genier Lundi 30 juin 2008 UBS ne publiera pas d‘avertissement sur ses bénéfices mardi, au lendemain de la clôture du deuxi';me trimestre, a annoncé dimanche la SonntagsZeitu >>>


      UN 100 M EXPLOSIF Ŕ PÉKIN
      Le Temps, 30-06-2008
     ATHLETISME. Ligne droite prometteuse avec trois coureurs sous les '‘‘80. Le Temps Lundi 30 juin 2008 On attendait des éclairs sur Kingston pour le duel au sommet sur 100 m entre Usain Bolt et Asafa Powell, mais c‘est ŕ Eugene (Oregon) oů ont lieu les sélections américaines >>>


      UN PARLEMENT SERBE AU KOSOVO
      Le Temps, 30-06-2008
     KOSOVO. Les autorités de Pristina condamnent ce «syst';me parall';le». Jean–Arnault Dérens, Belgrade Lundi 30 juin 2008 Plusieurs milliers de Serbes ont afflué samedi matin au prestigieux monast';re de Gracanica, ŕ quelques kilom';tres de Pristina, po >>>


      ZAPPROPOS. QUESTION DE LA SEMAINE: L‘OCCIDENTAL M'4;LE EST–IL MOU?
      Le Temps, 30-06-2008
     Zappropos. Olivier Perrin Lundi 30 juin 2008 Bizarre de s‘intéresser aux piscines chaudes et aux bains thermaux ŕ l‘heure des ventilateurs et des glaçons... Mais A Bon Entendeur a fait des prél';vements dans les bassins romands. Sont–ils bactériologiquement corrects? (T >>>


      «POUR NOUS, LA CRISE DES «SUBPRIME» EST UN RĘVE DEVENU RÉALITÉ»
      Le Temps, 30-06-2008
     Questions ŕ Daniel Sheard, gérant du fonds JB BF Absolute Return. Jean–Pascal Baechler Lundi 30 juin 2008 Les pertes subies par plusieurs fonds ŕ rendement absolu peuvent faire douter de l‘efficacité de ce style de gestion. Selon Daniel Sheard, cogérant du Julius Baer Bond Fund Absol >>>


      BALLOONING EXTERNAL DEFICITS HIT PAKISTAN
      Arab News, 30-06-2008
     Mohammad Aftab | Arab News ISLAMABAD: Ballooning current accounts, trade deficits and other external imbalances are adding to the economic woes of the new Pakistani government, which still has to come up with immediate policies and a long–term vision to stem the tide of worsening indicators. Pakistan’s Current Acc >>>


      GCC LEADERS GATHER TODAY TO DISCUSS FOOD CRISIS
      Arab News, 30-06-2008
     Ghazanfar Ali Khan | Arab News RIYADH: Food security, multimillion dollar agriculture projects and plans to ensure sufficient food supplies in the Kingdom and the Gulf states will top the agenda of an important meeting of the agriculture ministers from the six–nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) tomorrow.
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      ISLAMIC FINANCE SECTOR NEEDS TO TAKE ON NEW DIMENSION
      Arab News, 30-06-2008
     Mushtak Parker | Arab News LONDON: The global Islamic finance sector is optimistic that next year will indeed be a watershed year for the estimated $3 trillion industry.

A major component of this optimism is in the Islamic capital market through the expected issue of a debut sovereign benchmark sukuk by the UK >>>


      SAUDI INSURANCE MARKET GROWS 24 PERCENT IN 2007
      Arab News, 30-06-2008
     Arab News JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s insurance market witnessed a substantial growth of 24 percent in 2007, with gross written premiums reaching SR8.6 billion compared to SR6.' billion in 2006. The persisting favorable economic conditions, as well as the expansion of compulsory motor insurance and health insurance are d >>>


      SOLUTION TO GULF COUNTRIES’ FOOD SCARCITY LIES IN AFRICA
      Arab News, 30-06-2008
     Marie Lillo Sky rocketing food inflation partly triggered by shortages and rising transportation costs have curtailed food availabilities throughout many parts of the world.

At times, this has led to significant social unrest and international political tensions.

For the GCC states, ensuring medium&nda >>>


      A TRUST THAT NEVER FAILS
      Arab News, 30-06-2008
     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, 30-06-2008
     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, 30-06-2008
     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, 30-06-2008
     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, 30-06-2008
     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 Qur’an: «you shall enter the Sacred Mosque, if God so wills, in ful >>>


      THE SOURCE OF ALL POWER
      Arab News, 30-06-2008
     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 MAN’S LIFE
      Arab News, 30-06-2008
     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, 30-06-2008
     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 >>>


      '0% OF TERROR SUSPECTS WERE SAUDIS: NAIF
      Arab News, 30-06-2008
     P.K. Abdul Ghafour | Arab News Prince Naif JEDDAH: Around '0 percent of people arrested by security forces in recent anti–terror sweeps across the Kingdom were Saudis plotting to attack oil facilities and other vital economic installations, Interior Minister Prince Naif said in remarks published yesterday.
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      JEDDAH ALL SET FOR THE SUMMER SPLURGE
      Arab News, 30-06-2008
     Hasan Hatrash | Arab News JEDDAH: Governor of Makkah Prince Khaled Al–Faisal will officially inaugurate the annual Jeddah summer festival on Wednesday.

The inauguration of the festival, entitled Jeddah Ghair (or Jeddah Is Different) Festival 2', will be held at Obhur and will herald the launch of over >>>


      NEED FOR TECHNOLOGY–ORIENTED PRIMARY EDUCATION STRESSED
      Arab News, 30-06-2008
     Yousuf Muhammad | Arab News MADINAH: Technology–oriented primary education, incentives for scientists, funds to promote knowledge–based research and enterprises were some of the major recommendations of last week’s Global Knowledge Economy Forum in Madinah.

Releasing the final statement of the forum >>>


      TEACHERS VENT FRUSTRATION OVER EXTENDED EXAM WORK
      Arab News, 30-06-2008
     Sarah Abdullah | Arab News JEDDAH: With the conclusion of final exams and the ushering in of the summer holiday for millions of students across the Kingdom not everyone is feeling the joy of the occasion.

Teachers in both private and public schools who have to stay behind for three weeks after students have bee >>>


      THREE YEARS OF REFORM AND PROGRESS
      Arab News, 30-06-2008
     P.K. Abdul Ghafour | Arab News Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia marks today the third anniversary of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah’s ascending to the throne. During the last three years, the Kingdom has achieved unprecedented progress in economic, social, educational >>>


      ‘TEL AVIV NOT IN A POSITION TO ATTACK IRAN’
      Arab News, 30-06-2008
     Agencies TEHRAN: Iran’s foreign minister said yesterday he did not believe Israel was in a position to attack Tehran over its nuclear program.

«They know full well what the consequences of such an act would be,» Foreign Minister Manoucher Mottaki told reporters.

He was speaking a day after >>>


      ANWAR TAKES SHELTER AT TURKISH EMBASSY
      Arab News, 30-06-2008
     Julia Zappei | AP KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim took refuge yesterday at the Turkish Embassy after police began probing an allegation that he sodomized his male aide, reprising a sex scandal that led to his imprisonment a decade ago.

Anwar, 60, dismissed the accusation — made in a poli >>>


      GOVT INTERVENTION SOUGHT IN IMPENDING DEPORTATIONS OF OFWS IN EUROPE, SABAH
      Arab News, 30-06-2008
     G.E. Melencio | Arab News MANILA: Two international migrants’ organization yesterday demanded the Philippine government to intervene as Europe and Malaysia decided to deport more than half a million overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) deemed as illegal migrants recently.

Calling it an «impending disaster,&ra >>>


      IDEAS–2008 TO BE HELD IN NOVEMBER
      Arab News, 30-06-2008
     Azhar Masood | Arab News ISLAMABAD: Around 60 countries are to attend Pakistan’s fifth weapons’ show — IDEAS–2008 (International Defense Exhibition and Seminar–2008) — which is scheduled for Nov. 24–26 at the Karachi Expo Center.

Countries expected to exhibit their military hardware at the eve >>>


      ISRAEL AGREES TO SWAP PRISONERS
      Arab News, 30-06-2008
     Agencies JERUSALEM: The Israeli Cabinet gave its green light yesterday for a prisoner exchange with Hezbollah, even though two soldiers captured by the Lebanese group two years ago are known to be dead.

The agreement was approved by 22 votes to three at a meeting of the Israeli Cabinet.

Israel is seeki >>>


      ISRAEL REOPENS GAZA CROSSINGS
      Arab News, 30-06-2008
     Reuters GAZA: Israel reopened three of its border crossings in the Gaza Strip yesterday following a halt to cross–border shelling attacks that had strained an Egyptian–brokered truce, officials said.

An Israeli military spokesman said Sufa commercial crossing, the Nahal Oz fuel–transfer deport >>>


      ' YOUNG HIKERS RESCUED FROM WESTERN NY GORGE
      Washington Post, 30-06-2008
     OTTO, N.Y. –– A helicopter saved nine young hikers from a ledge in a western New York gorge where they spent the night after getting stranded.

State police say an Erie County sheriff‘s helicopter plucked the hikers Monday morning from a ledge about 20 feet above the rain–swollen Cattaura >>>


      BILLIONAIRE PLEADS TO FLA. PROSTITUTION CHARGE
      Washington Post, 30-06-2008
     WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. –– New York billionaire Jeffrey Epstein has pleaded guilty to soliciting prostitution from underage girls in South Florida.

Circuit Judge Deborah Dale Pucillo sentenced the 55–year–old money manager Monday to 18 months in the Palm Beach County jail, followed by a ye >>>


      BLIND SPECIAL FORCES SOLDIER: DETERMINED TO SERVE
      Washington Post, 30-06-2008
     FORT BRAGG, N.C. –– When Capt. Ivan Castro joined the Army, he set goals: to jump out of planes, kick in doors and lead soldiers into combat. He achieved them all. Then the mortar round landed five feet away, blasting away his sight.

"Once you‘re blind, you have to set new goals," Ca >>>


      BUSH ADMINISTRATION FREEZING CUTS IN MEDICARE FEES
      Washington Post, 30-06-2008
     WASHINGTON –– The Bush administration said Monday it is freezing a scheduled 10 percent fee cut for doctors who treat Medicare patients, giving Congress time to act to prevent the cuts when lawmakers return from a July 4 recess.

Physicians have been running ads hinting that as a result of the cuts, >>>


      BUSH SIGNS $162 BILLION WAR SPENDING BILL
      Washington Post, 30-06-2008
     WASHINGTON –– President Bush on Monday signed legislation to pay for the war operations in Iraq and Afghanistan for the rest of his presidency and beyond, hailing the $162 billion plan as a rare product of bipartisan cooperation.

"This bill shows the American people that even in an election yea >>>


      CALIF. FIREFIGHTERS BATTLE MORE THAN 1,400 BLAZES
      Washington Post, 30-06-2008
     SAN FRANCISCO –– More than a thousand wildfires _ including a massive, stubborn blaze in the Big Sur region _ were burning early Monday in Northern California and there was no relief in sight for weary firefighters.

Fire crews inched closer to getting some of the largest of 1,420 blazes surrounded, >>>


      CHILD DIES AT ALA. AIR SHOW AS WIND TOPPLES TENTS
      Washington Post, 30-06-2008
     HUNTSVILLE, Ala. –– A 5–year–old was killed when strong winds blew over a row of tents at an air show in Huntsville, authorities said.

Witnesses told The Huntsville Times that a generator fell on the child Sunday. The death was confirmed by the Madison County coroner‘s office.
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      FAMILY MOURNS TEEN HIT BY ROLLER COASTER IN GA.
      Washington Post, 30-06-2008
     AUSTELL, Ga. –– The father of a South Carolina teenager decapitated by a roller coaster at a Georgia amusement park said Sunday that family members may never know why he hopped two fences to enter a restricted area.

Police said Asia LeeShawn Ferguson IV, 17, of Columbia, S.C., died when he was hit b >>>


      FIREFIGHTERS IN STALEMATE AGAINST CALIF. BLAZES
      Washington Post, 30-06-2008
     SAN FRANCISCO –– Firefighters in Northern California battled more than a thousand wildfires to a stalemate by Sunday, but forecasters said dangerous conditions would not relent anytime soon.

No new major fires had broken out Sunday as fire crews inched closer to getting some of the largest blazes su >>>


      FLA. BOARD OKS TALKS FOR US SUGAR, EVERGLADES DEAL
      Washington Post, 30-06-2008
     WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. –– A historic deal for Florida to acquire some 300 square miles of agricultural land for Everglades restoration has been ratified by water managers.

The move Monday paves the way for official negotiations on the potential $1.75 billion purchase. The South Florida Water Manageme >>>


      GEORGIA SIX FLAGS RIDE REOPENS AFTER DEATH OF TEEN
      Washington Post, 30-06-2008
     AUSTELL, Ga. –– A popular ride at a Georgia amusement park is reopening after a South Carolina teenager was decapitated by the roller coaster.

Police say 17–year–old Asia LeeShawn Ferguson IV of Columbia, S.C., died when he was hit by the Batman roller coaster at Six Flags Over Georgia o >>>


      HELICOPTER COLLISION IN NORTHERN ARIZONA KILLS 6
      Washington Post, 30-06-2008
     2008; 11:57 AM FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. –– A helicopter ferrying a patient with a medical emergency from the Grand Canyon collided into another chopper carrying a patient near a northern Arizona hospital, leaving six people dead and critically injuring a nurse.

The collision Sunday east of Flagstaff Medical >>>


      N. KOREA AGREES TO EXPANDED FOOD AID, ALLOWS U.N. TO MONITOR USE
      Washington Post, 30-06-2008
     10:04 AM TOKYO, June 30 –– North Korea has agreed to a major expansion of international food aid inside the closed totalitarian country, while promising to give United Nations monitors more access than ever before to find out who is eating the free food, a senior U.N. official said Monday.

The U.N. >>>


      NEIGHBORHOODS BEAR THE BRUNT
      Washington Post, 30-06-2008
     Are subprime loans targeted at minorities or at minority neighborhoods? Ingrid Gould Ellen, a professor of public policy at New York University, thinks there is evidence it is the latter.

In an analysis she helped perform for the Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy, where she is a co–director, >>>


      OBAMA TO TALK ON WHAT PATRIOTISM MEANS TO HIM
      Washington Post, 30-06-2008
     WASHINGTON –– Barack Obama is traveling to the aptly named town of Independence to give speech about patriotism.

The Democratic presidential candidate‘s campaign says he will talk about "what patriotism means to him and what it requires of all Americans who loves this country and want to >>>


      PENTAGON ANNOUNCES CHARGES IN USS COLE BOMBING
      Washington Post, 30-06-2008
     WASHINGTON –– The Pentagon said Monday it is charging a Saudi Arabian with "organizing and directing" the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole _ and will seek the death penalty.

Brig. Gen. Thomas W. Hartmann, legal adviser to the U.S. military tribunal system, said charges are being sworn against >>>


      PENTAGON FIGHTS EPA ON POLLUTION CLEANUP
      Washington Post, 30-06-2008
     The Defense Department, the nation‘s biggest polluter, is resisting orders from the Environmental Protection Agency to clean up Fort Meade and two other military bases where the EPA says dumped chemicals pose "imminent and substantial" dangers to public health and the environment.

The Pentagon h >>>


      POLICE: PREGNANT NC SOLDIER‘S DEATH IS A HOMICIDE
      Washington Post, 30-06-2008
     FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. –– The Army‘s criminal investigations unit is joining the effort to catch the killer of a Kentucky soldier who was found dead in the bathtub of a motel room, authorities said Monday.

Fayetteville police said civilian and military detectives are now treating last month‘ >>>


      REPORT DETAILS SHOOTING DEATH OF NC STUDENT LEADER
      Washington Post, 30-06-2008
     RALEIGH, N.C. –– The slain student body president at the University of North Carolina likely raised her right arm to protect herself from a single shotgun blast that tore through her hand before striking her in the head, according to an autopsy report released Monday.

Eve Carson was shot four other >>>


      RET. GEN. CLARK: MCCAIN LACKS COMMAND EXPERIENCE
      Washington Post, 30-06-2008
     WASHINGTON –– Retired Gen. Wesley Clark, a former Democratic presidential candidate now supporting Barack Obama, said Sunday John McCain‘s military service does not automatically qualify him to be commander in chief.

Underscoring during a national television appearance a position he has been e >>>


      RIVER CRESTING BELOW FLOOD STAGE AT ST. LOUIS
      Washington Post, 30-06-2008
     ST. LOUIS –– The National Weather Service says the swollen Mississippi River is about to crest at just under nine feet below flood stage at St.

Louis. The river‘s high water has closed only the President Casino and a handful of other businesses along the city‘s riverfront.

Upriv >>>


      SEA TURTLE DYLAN IS RELEASED BACK INTO THE WILD
      Washington Post, 30-06-2008
     JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. –– A 150–pound sea turtle raised by humans returned to freedom on Monday after nine years of captivity, swimming away after the veterinarians who cared for her helped steer her toward the ocean.

Humans have raised the turtle, named Dylan, since she was found in August 1' >>>


      U.S. IS SAID TO EXPAND COVERT OPERATIONS IN IRAN
      Washington Post, 30-06-2008
     By Joby WarrickWashington Post Staff WriterMonday, June 30, 2008; A02 The Bush administration told Congress last year of a secret plan to dramatically expand covert operations inside Iran as part of a long–running effort to destabilize the country‘s ruling regime, according to a report published yesterday.>>>


      US MILITARY DEATHS IN AFGHANISTAN REGION AT 461
      Washington Post, 30-06-2008
     PM –– As of Sunday, June 2', 2008, at least 461 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Uzbekistan as a result of the U.S.

invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to the Defense Department. The department last updated its figures June 21 at 10 a.m. EDT. Of thos >>>


      WHAT‘S COLORLESS AND TASTELESS AND SMELLS LIKE . . . MONEY?
      Washington Post, 30-06-2008
     In Tokyo and Paris, you can now spend $5 a glass on special beverages selected by a professional sommelier.

Nothing surprising there, except the beverages being served are different brands of bottled water –– with various "flavors" supposedly matched to different foods.

Desalinate >>>



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