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      A YEAR AFTER FIRES, WATER LEVELS LOW IN ILEIA
      Kathimerin, 22-07-2008
     A. Nikolopoulos/EUROKINISSI The water level at the Pineios Reservoir in the Peloponnesian prefecture of Ileia has fallen much lower than usual this year. According to a recent study, each Greek had a ‘water footprint’ of 2,38' cubic meters of water annually, just behind the Americans with 2,483 cubic meters. The sam >>>


      ANTI–CORRUPTION GROUP DRAWS UP TOP 10 LIST
      Kathimerin, 22-07-2008
     The Greek branch of an international organization that combats corruption has produced a list of 10 things that Greeks should watch out for and plans to distribute it to drivers on the national roads in an effort to raise awareness.

Transparency International Greece revealed yesterday that it has put together a >>>


      BRITON HELD FOR KILLING INFANT
      Kathimerin, 22-07-2008
     A 20–year–old British woman was under police guard in a hospital on Crete yesterday after allegedly suffocating her newborn baby to death.

The 20–year–old Londoner – identified by Reuters as Leah Andrews – was arrested yesterday at the northern resort of Malia, a popular package tourism >>>


      FEWER TRAINS IN BID TO CUT OSE COSTS
      Kathimerin, 22-07-2008
     The routes traveled by trains on the national railway network are due to be reviewed and probably cut as the government looks at ways of reining in the 7.5–billion–euro debt that has been run up by the Hellenic Railways Organization (OSE), sources said yesterday.

The majority of routes do not make a >>>


      GRUEVSKI NOTE TO EC IRKS ATHENS
      Kathimerin, 22-07-2008
     Diplomats expect little interest from Brussels; opposition slams gov’t for ‘opening dialogue’ on minority issue The government yesterday avoided issuing an official response to news that the prime minister of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Nikola Gruevski, has sent a letter to European Commission Pre >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 22-07-2008
     ELECTROCUTIONS Two foreign workers killed on construction site in Hania Two foreign laborers, a 22–year–old Syrian and a 23–year–old Egyptian, were killed instantly yesterday after coming into contact with a high–voltage electricity pylon in the corner of their worksite near the Cretan port >>>


      MOUNT HYMETTUS TO GET PROTECTION
      Kathimerin, 22-07-2008
     Planned changes to an old presidential decree for the protection of Mount Hymettus, east of Athens, promise to shield the area more effectively from forest fires and land developers.

The proposed changes, heralded yesterday by Deputy Agriculture Minister Costas Kiltidis, would abolish the two–tier system >>>


      33E PALÉO FESTIVAL DE NYON (VD). AU DIAPASON DE LA SCČNE SUISSE
      Le Temps, 22-07-2008
     Des étudiants genevois offrent un panorama sur le site Swiss made, le choix Des śuvres qui impriment l‘âme Nos héros et leur mod';les (7). A l‘Ouest, les myst';res de Calamity Jane L‘orchestre de Verbier survivra CULTURE Le Temps I Culture I Article Au diapason de la >>>


      A BERNE, ON ÉVOQUE DÉJŔ LA SUCCESSION
      Le Temps, 22-07-2008
     Qui reprendra les ręnes de l‘armée apr';s l‘intérim du divisionnaire André Blattmann?

Philippe Miauton, Berne Mardi 22 juillet 2008 Jusqu‘au 20 ao$';t, Roland Nef est suspendu de ses fonctions. Son remplaçant hiérarchique direct, le divisionnaire An >>>


      AFFAIRE KADHAFI: COMMENT LES PALACES GENEVOIS GČRENT LEURS CLIENTS DIFFICILES
      Le Temps, 22-07-2008
     GENEVE. Les frasques d‘Hannibal mettent en lumi';re la délicate tâche des hôteliers confrontés ŕ des dérapages.

Cynthia Gani Mardi 22 juillet 2008 A l‘Hôtel Président Wilson, la réception filtre nerveusement les appels.

Depuis que l&lsquo >>>


      AMÉRICAINS ET BRITANNIQUES VEULENT RESTREINDRE LES VENTES Ŕ DÉCOUVERT
      Le Temps, 22-07-2008
     HEDGE FUNDS. Les régulateurs boursiers des deux pays réglementent les pręts de titres pour freiner la spéculation sur les actions des banques et des institutions financi';res.

Yves Genier Mardi 22 juillet 2008 Lors de deux décisions séparées, les régulateurs bours >>>


      ANNE–MARIE IDRAC: «L‘OFFRE DE L‘UE N‘EST PAS NOUVELLE, MAIS ELLE RESTE SPECTACULAIRE»
      Le Temps, 22-07-2008
     CYCLE DE DOHA. Anne–Marie Idrac, secrétaire d‘Etat française au Commerce extérieur et présidente du conseil de ministres européens, attend des propositions des autres pays membres de l‘OMC.

Ram Etwareea et Frédéric Leli';vre Mardi 22 juillet 2008 Le T >>>


      BARACK OBAMA DÉFEND SON PLAN DE RETRAIT Ŕ BAGDAD
      Le Temps, 22-07-2008
     IRAK. Le soutien du premier ministre irakien au plan du démocrate suscite le scepticisme. Les perspectives de sécurité restent lointaines.

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      C‘EST ENCORE LOIN, LA MER?
      Le Temps, 22-07-2008
     Jean–François Steiert, conseiller national (PS/FR) François Mauron Mardi 22 juillet 2008 Le Temps: La premi';re fois que vous avez vu la mer?

Jean–François Steiert: C‘était l‘Adriatique, ŕ 6 ou 7 ans, en vacances avec ma famille.

– Quelles vacanc >>>


      CE QUE COŰTENT LES PRÉVISIONS MÉTÉO ERRONÉES: L‘ÉTUDE QUI SOULČVE UN VENT DE CRITIQUES
      Le Temps, 22-07-2008
     Oasis de convivialité (3). La boule d‘or lausannoise, ŕ la barbe du trafic et du temps Ecologie libérale se renforce Affaire Kadhafi: comment les palaces genevois g';rent leurs clients difficiles REGIONS Le Temps I Article Ce que co$';tent les prévisions météo erron >>>


      CLAUDE MAKELELE ET LES AUTRES
      Le Temps, 22-07-2008
     FOOTBALL. Le point sur la valse des transferts, entre vérités et démentis. Le Temps, avec AFP Mardi 22 juillet 2008 Claude Makelele passe de Chelsea au Paris Saint–Germain. Apr';s des semaines de négociations, le milieu de terrain français de 35 ans, qui jouait depuis 2003 ŕ L >>>


      COMBATS D‘AFFICHES ('/24). VÉLOS ET VOITURES, MĘME COMBAT POUR LA LIBERTÉ
      Le Temps, 22-07-2008
     Le 15 mai 1'27, le peuple balayait la loi sur la circulation des automobiles et des cycles.

Emmanuel Gehrig Mardi 22 juillet 2008 «Les Suisses ont manifesté leur volonté d‘en finir avec les tracasseries bureaucratiques fédérales», commente avec dédain le Journal de >>>


      CREDIT SUISSE MET DES BANCOMATS PARLANTS AU SERVICE DES MALVOYANTS
      Le Temps, 22-07-2008
     Roche subit la baisse du dollar et le recul des ventes de Tamiflu Anne–Marie Idrac: «L‘offre de l‘UE n‘est pas nouvelle, mais elle reste spectaculaire» Le PDG de TNK–BP menacé d‘ętre renvoyé de Russie ECONOMIE Le Temps I Economie I Article Credit Suisse met >>>


      DES ŚUVRES QUI IMPRIMENT L‘'4;ME
      Le Temps, 22-07-2008
     BEAUX–ARTS. Une exposition ŕ Payerne marque les 60 ans de peinture de Pietro Sarto. Elle rend justice ŕ un travail magnifique, avec ses plongées et ses contre–plongées, sa perspective curviligne et la saveur de ses tonalités.

Laurence Chauvy Mardi 22 juillet 2008 En męm >>>


      DES ÎLES SI PROCHES (2/6). MYSTÉRIEUSE ET SPIRITUELLE UFNAU
      Le Temps, 22-07-2008
     La propriété de l‘abbaye d‘Einsiedeln, sur le lac de Zurich, grouille d‘anecdotes et de ruines mystiques. On y vient pour se balader, se marier, déguster son vin ou écouter ses histoires.

Anne Fournier Mardi 22 juillet 2008 Le clapotis des vagues se fait dérangeant lor >>>


      ECOLOGIE LIBÉRALE SE RENFORCE
      Le Temps, 22-07-2008
     VAUD. Le mouvement compte trois députés. La lecture de ce texte (1408 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      L‘AMAZONE
      Le Temps, 22-07-2008
     VANESSA DA MATA. Premi';re po';te de ce Paléo tr';s brésilien, elle est l‘une des compositrices les plus demandées de son temps. Son duo avec Ben Harper hante cet été.

Arnaud Robert Mardi 22 juillet 2008 On dirait un agent secret. De l‘esp';ce >>>


      L‘ORCHESTRE DE VERBIER SURVIVRA
      Le Temps, 22-07-2008
     FINANCES. Le retrait d‘UBS bientôt comblé. La lecture de ce texte (2146 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      LA CHRONIQUE DES CHANGES. LE DOLLAR RESTE STABLE CONTRE SES PRINCIPAUX RIVAUX
      Le Temps, 22-07-2008
     La chronique des changes. Nicolas Longchamp, Realtime Forex, Gen';ve Mardi 22 juillet 2008 Malgré la liquidité qui s‘amenuise sur les marchés financiers, un bon nombre d‘intervenants prenant leurs congés d‘été, la parité euro contre dollar est restée dans >>>


      LA CONSTITUTION RÉFORMÉE Ŕ UNE VOIX PRČS
      Le Temps, 22-07-2008
     François Fillon soulagé. Le premier ministre demandait aux parlementaires de choisir «le renouveau plutôt que le statu quo». (photo: Keystone) FRANCE. Nicolas Sarkozy a fait adopter de justesse son projet. Jack Lang y était favorable.

François Valli';res, Paris Mardi 22 juillet >>>


      LA POLITIQUE DE PRÉVENTION SE FAIT EN TERRAIN MINÉ PAR LES LOBBIES
      Le Temps, 22-07-2008
     SANTE. Alcoolisme, tabagisme, obésité: la lutte passe par des mesures contraignantes que les branches concernées veulent éviter. La Confédération marche sur des śufs.

Sylvie Arsever Mardi 22 juillet 2008 Quelle protection en Suisse contre la fumée passive? Quelles strat&# >>>


      LA VIE DES AUTRES
      Le Temps, 22-07-2008
     Les adeptes de jeux vidéo sont–ils en train de changer? De s‘adoucir? De se pacifier? C‘est ce que laisse accroire le salon Electronic Entertainement Expo qui vient de s‘achever ŕ Los Angeles. Parmi les nouveaux jeux, beaucoup sont moins agressifs, présentent des personnages virtue >>>


      LE NÉPAL ÉLIT SON PREMIER PRÉSIDENT, UN CENTRISTE
      Le Temps, 22-07-2008
     NEPAL. Déçus par le résultat, les maoďstes menacent de boycotter le gouvernement. Caroline Stevan Mardi 22 juillet 2008 La démocratie népalaise est toute jeune. Et encore chancelante. Moins de deux mois apr';s l‘abolition de la monarchie, les maoďstes, majoritaires ŕ >>>


      LE PDG DE TNK–BP MENACÉ D‘ĘTRE RENVOYÉ DE RUSSIE
      Le Temps, 22-07-2008
     PETROLE. Le conflit entre BP et les actionnaires de sa co–filiale russe est monté d‘un cran lundi.

Pierre–Alexandre Sallier Mardi 22 juillet 2008 Ces derniers jours, tous les investisseurs opérant en Russie ont les yeux rivés sur le bras de fer opposant BP aux oligarques partage >>>


      LES ALPES, CE MONSTRE QU‘IL FAUT DOMPTER
      Le Temps, 22-07-2008
     Le peloton dans les lacets qui le conduisaient vers l’Italie. «On se rep';re par rapport ŕ un café, un banc, un tunnel, un virage plus sec qu’un autre oů la pente est ensuite plus raide, ou un paysage», indique Lionel Marie, directeur sportif de l’équipe Garmin–Chipotle. (photo: Keyston >>>


      MARCHÉ POSTAL: DES CRAINTES INJUSTIFIÉES?
      Le Temps, 22-07-2008
     Robert Métrailler, Secrétaire général du syndicat transfair, Lausanne Mardi 22 juillet 2008 [...] Selon Guillaume Vuillemey, de l‘institut économique Molinari, les craintes du syndicat transfair sur les effets d‘une libéralisation du marché postal sont injustifiées. L& >>>


      NOS HÉROS ET LEUR MODČLES (7). A L‘OUEST, LES MYSTČRES DE CALAMITY JANE
      Le Temps, 22-07-2008
     Anne Davier Mardi 22 juillet 2008 L‘HÉROĎNE. Elle s‘habillait comme un homme, tirait ŕ la carabine et fumait.

Calamity Jane, légende du Far West, menait une vie scandaleuse ŕ une époque oů femme et jupon n‘étaient pas dissociables. Eclaireuse pour le g&# >>>


      OASIS DE CONVIVIALITÉ (3). LA BOULE D‘OR LAUSANNOISE, Ŕ LA BARBE DU TRAFIC ET DU TEMPS
      Le Temps, 22-07-2008
     VAUD. Au centre–ville de Lausanne, une société de joueurs de boules brave la confusion urbaine qui les entoure totalement. Deux fois par semaine, ces retraités se défient et refont le monde ŕ l‘abri du pont Chauderon.

Marco Danesi Mardi 22 juillet 2008 Une épicerie, un >>>


      POCHETTES SURPRISES
      Le Temps, 22-07-2008
     Bernard Wuthrich Mardi 22 juillet 2008 S‘il est un art dans lequel Samuel Schmid excelle, c‘est celui des nominations surprises. Le choix de Christophe Keckeis comme celui de Roland Nef avaient pris tout le monde de court, ŕ commencer par ceux qui étaient considérés comme les mieux arm >>>


      QUOI DE NEUF. CLICHÉS DURS Ŕ CUIR
      Le Temps, 22-07-2008
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      ROCHE PROFITE DU RECUL DU DOLLAR POUR RACHETER L‘ENTIER DE GENENTECH
      Le Temps, 22-07-2008
     Franz Humer, le président de Roche: Genentech continuera ses «activités de recherche de mani';re indépendante». (photo: Keystone) PHARMA. Le groupe bâlois, qui détient 55,'% du capital de la société californienne, propose 43,7 milliards de dollars pour acquérir les act >>>


      ROCHE SUBIT LA BAISSE DU DOLLAR ET LE RECUL DES VENTES DE TAMIFLU
      Le Temps, 22-07-2008
     PHARMA. Les objectifs pour l‘ensemble de l‘année 2008 sont confirmés. Yves Hulmann, Bâle Mardi 22 juillet 2008 A quelques jours d‘affilée, le contraste entre les chiffres semestriels publiés par les deux géants pharmaceutiques des bords du Rhin ne pourrait ętre plus s >>>


      SAVEURS DU FRAN'';AIS. PALLADIUM, SAGESSE Ŕ BOUT FILTRE
      Le Temps, 22-07-2008
     Saveurs du français. Nicolas Dufour Mardi 22 juillet 2008 Le palladium est un métal rare. La maigre production mondiale, d‘environ 200 tonnes par année, provient surtout du résidu de mines de nickel russes, nous dit Wikipédia. L‘Afrique du Sud compl';te les sources. Le pallad >>>


      SUSPENDU, ROLAND NEF A JUSQU‘AU 20 AOŰT POUR ÉLABORER SA DÉFENSE
      Le Temps, 22-07-2008
     POLEMIQUE. Samuel Schmid retire son soutien au chef de l‘armée. Le Temps Mardi 22 juillet 2008 «Je ne veux pas d‘une justice populaire.» Manifestement ébranlé par les révélations de la presse dominicale, Samuel Schmid donne ŕ Roland Nef une chance de présenter s >>>


      TROMPERIE DANS UN DOCUMENT SUR LE CLIMAT
      Le Temps, 22-07-2008
     POLEMIQUE. L‘Ofcom anglais dénonce un film qui nie les causes anthropiques du réchauffement.

Olivier Dessibourg Mardi 22 juillet 2008 Ainsi donc, ce documentaire censé démonter «la plus grande supercherie de tous les temps», comme l‘annonce son lancement, est en soi u >>>


      UN PREMIER FORUM SUR LA SÉCURITÉ HUMAINE
      Le Temps, 22-07-2008
     Le Népal élit son premier président, un centriste Barack Obama défend son plan de retrait ŕ Bagdad Une nouvelle bavure israélienne suscite l‘émoi INTERNATIONAL Le Temps I International I Article Un premier forum sur la sécurité humaine DIPLOMATIE. La fondation Initiativ >>>


      UN SUISSE DIRIGERA L‘INFO DE TV5MONDE
      Le Temps, 22-07-2008
     Tromperie dans un document sur le climat La vie des autres L‘amazone C‘est encore loin, la mer?

Quoi de neuf. Clichés durs ŕ cuir SOCIETE Le Temps I Article Un Suisse dirigera l‘info de TV5Monde MEDIAS. André Crettenand quitte son poste de rédacteur en chef de l‘actua >>>


      UNE NOUVELLE BAVURE ISRAÉLIENNE SUSCITE L‘ÉMOI
      Le Temps, 22-07-2008
     CISJORDANIE. Une vidéo montre un soldat tirant ŕ bout portant sur un prisonnier palestinien.

Serge Dumont, Tel–Aviv Mardi 22 juillet 2008 La polémique fait rage entre l‘armée israélienne et l‘organisation israélienne de défense des droits de l‘homme B&l >>>


      «J‘AI FAIT UN RĘVE» (1/5). TONY BLAIR. LA FOI PEUT JOUER UN RÔLE SALVATEUR
      Le Temps, 22-07-2008
     Les ręves ont toujours été le carburant de l‘ex–premier ministre britannique Tony Blair: les partager le galvanise. L‘idéalisme ne lui fait pas peur et il affiche sa foi tr';s affirmée d';s l‘âge de 20 ans.

Le Monde Mardi 22 juillet 2008 C&ls >>>


      «JE NE VEUX PAS D‘UNE JUSTICE POPULAIRE»
      Le Temps, 22-07-2008
     Samuel Schmid face ŕ la presse. Le ministre de la Défense a admis «avoir peut–ętre fait trop confiance» ŕ Roland Nef. (photo: Keystone) • Le dos au mur, Samuel Schmid donne une ultime chance ŕ Roland Nef. Le chef de l‘armée a jusqu‘au 20 ao$';t pour se justifier.
>>>


      ASTRA TO SELL 30% OF SHARES
      Arab News, 22-07-2008
     Arab News JEDDAH: Astra Industrial Group announced yesterday that it would sell 30 percent its shares in an initial public offering (IPO) that begins on Saturday.

The price of an Astra share has been fixed at SR42 including a SR32 premium. Khalid Al–Gwaiz, the companys CEO, described Astra as one of the l >>>


      BMG INDEX TURNOVER DIPS 23%
      Arab News, 22-07-2008
     Arab News JEDDAH The BMG Saudi index increased slightly to 4''.04 points yesterday. The markets total turnover, however, fell sharply by 23 percent to SR3.1 billion ($836 million) versus SR4.1 billion ($1.1 billion) recorded in Sundays trading session.

Four sectors were able to gain more ground, whilst >>>


      CPA, HEMAYA SIGN MOU
      Arab News, 22-07-2008
     Hasan Hatrash, Arab News JEDDAH: In an effort to stop piracy, the Kingdoms Consumer Protection Association (CPA) yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Hemaya Universal Company, a company that specializes in combating fraud and piracy.

As a result the CPA has now become a strategic partner of >>>


      DOLLAR DIPS; OIL PRICES UP
      Arab News, 22-07-2008
     Agencies LONDON: The dollar slipped back against the euro and yen in European trade yesterday as players took quick profits amid persistent concerns over the outlook for the US economy and the banks, analysts said.

In late deals, the European single currency rose to 1.5874 dollars from 1.5846 in New York late o >>>


      EMAAR INCURS SR40.5M LOSS
      Arab News, 22-07-2008
     Reuters RIYADH: Saudi developer Emaar Economic City, an affiliate of Dubai–based Emaar Properties, posted a second–quarter net loss of SR40.5 million ($10.8 million), up nearly nine–fold from a year earlier. Emaar, which is developing the giant King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) project on Saudi Arabia >>>


      EU–GCC AL–JISR PROJECT ANNOUNCED
      Arab News, 22-07-2008
     Arab News RIYADH: A major research project, the first of its kind to focus on the two regional blocs the six–nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the European Union has been launched by a Gulf think tank with an aim to contribute to the policy making process of the GCC and EU and also to boost links between t >>>


      KHC POSTS RECORD FIRST HALF INCOME OF SR83'M
      Arab News, 22-07-2008
     Arab News BRAINSTORMING: Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, chairman of Kingdom Holding Company, with his executive team. (AN photo)

RIYADH: Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, chairman of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), yesterday announced the companys financial results for the second quarter and the six months ended June 30, 2 >>>


      KINGDOM&#8217;S REAL OIL GDP IS SET TO INCREASE BY 5.6%
      Arab News, 22-07-2008
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Kingdoms real oil GDP is set to increase by 5.6% Khalil Hanware, Arab News

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabias economy is heading for robust growth despite the less benign global economic outlook and it is unlikely to be affected by the global financial turmoil. Oil prices, which >>>


      SEC PROFITS DROP 4.1%
      Arab News, 22-07-2008
     Souhail Karam | Rueters RIYADH: Saudi Electricity Co. (SEC) missed forecasts with a 4.1 percent drop in second–quarter net profit and blamed the continuing impact of inflation on its operating costs.

The Gulfs largest utility by market value made SR781 million ($208.3 million) in the three months to June >>>


      AMULETS, CHARMS AND TALISMANS
      Arab News, 22-07-2008
     Adil Salahi | Arab News Q.1. Many Muslims use the word «holy» in reference to several nouns. Thus, they refer to Makkah as the holy city, and they say the holy Kaaba, the holy Qur’an, or the holy prophet. They even speak of the holy month of Ramadan. Is this correct, considering that the word «holy&raq >>>


      CONTRACEPTION
      Arab News, 22-07-2008
     Adil Salahi | Arab News A pregnant woman has been advised by her doctor to have an operation to ensure that she does not get pregnant again. She had previously given birth twice, each time delivering by Caesarean section. The doctor’s advice is based on that three abdominal operations is the maximum that a woman can hav >>>


      HYGIENE AND GOOD SMELL
      Arab News, 22-07-2008
     Adil Salahi | Arab News The Prophet (peace be upon him) regularly used perfumes and he liked every pleasant smell, but he preferred distinctive ones when he could find them.

Indeed, when he mentioned the two things he liked best in this present life were perfumes and women, emphasizing always the need to treat >>>


      NO DOUBLE STANDARD
      Arab News, 22-07-2008
     Adil Salahi | Arab News The Prophet, peace be upon him, always sought what is best. Many people try to put on a good show in public, saying only what is correct and what people would acknowledge as the right thing. We always speak of what is «politically correct», referring to the need to say only what is so >>>


      REPLACEABLE CREATION
      Arab News, 22-07-2008
     Commentary by Sayyid Qutb In the Name of God, the Lord of Grace, the Ever Merciful People! It is you who stand in need of God, whereas He alone is free of all wants, worthy of all praise. If He so wishes, He can do away with you and bring in your place a new creation; this is not difficult for God.

(The Origina >>>


      SAALIK
      Arab News, 22-07-2008
     Adil Salahi | Arab News In my home country, some people call themselves Saalik. They deliberately put on a crude and austere appearance, wearing a large white turban and applying henna to their beards and heads. They claim that seven parts of our bodies have to say the name of God many times during the day. Their guides >>>


      TWO TYPES OF WATER
      Arab News, 22-07-2008
     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 >>>


      WAYS OF THE ALMIGHTY
      Arab News, 22-07-2008
     Commentary by Sayyid Qutb In the name of God, the Lord of Grace, the Ever Merciful He causes the night to pass into the day, and the day to pass into the night; and He has made the sun and the moon subservient (to His laws), each running its course for an appointed term. Thus is God, your Lord: to Him belongs all domini >>>


      45 COMPANIES VANISH AFTER OBTAINING VISAS
      Arab News, 22-07-2008
     P.K. Abdul Ghafour, Arab News JEDDAH: Labor Minister Ghazi Al–Gosaibi said yesterday that 45 companies in Jeddah ceased their activities after obtaining visas to bring foreign workers into the Kingdom.

"These companies applied for recruitment visas at the Labor Office in Jeddah and received them,&quo >>>


      GROOM RESCUED BY SERENDIPITOUS TOW
      Arab News, 22-07-2008
     Arab News BAHA: A groom making pre–wedding arrangements was dismayed when the truck carting the camels, cows and sheep broke down on the way to the abattoir.

Fortunately for him a man driving a tow truck just happened to be passing by. According to yesterdays Okaz newspaper, the tow truck driver agreed to >>>


      HOUSEMAID ABDUCTED, GANG–RAPED IN RIYADH
      Arab News, 22-07-2008
     M. Ghazanfar Ali Khan, Arab News RIYADH: An Asian housemaid has taken shelter at her embassy after being abducted and gang–raped by seven men in Riyadh last week.

"The 22–year old maid ... was forced into a car, taken to an undisclosed location and later dropped off at the same place from where >>>


      INDIAN WORKER FOUND STRANGLED
      Arab News, 22-07-2008
     Arab News JEDDAH: An Indian expatriate in his 30s was found strangled in his room at a residential complex of a private security companies in Sulaimaniyah district, local newspapers reported yesterday. The reports did not identify the dead but said his roommate, who immediately reported the case to the supervisor of the >>>


      INTERFAITH MEET WILL SERVE CAUSE OF PEACE: KINGDOM
      Arab News, 22-07-2008
     Arab News JEDDAH: The Council of Ministers yesterday underscored the tremendous global response to last weeks interfaith conference in Madrid and said it was an affirmation of the worlds desire to uphold common human values for the promotion of peace and stability.

The Cabinet meeting, chaired by Crown Prince S >>>


      MAN, 60, CRASHES INTO POLICE CAR, DIES
      Arab News, 22-07-2008
     Arab News HAIL: A 60–year–old man died in an accident when his car crashed into a police cruiser, Al–Watan daily reported yesterday. Col. Abdul Aziz Al–Zenaidy, a spokesman for Hail police, said the man who was driving a Nissan sedan crashed into a police patrol vehicle at a traffic light in down >>>


      MOBILY OFFERS DISCOUNT AFTER SERVICE DISRUPTION
      Arab News, 22-07-2008
     Arab News JEDDAH: Mobily announced yesterday it would be providing a weeklong 50 percent discount for Wednesdays service disruption it has blamed on construction company Saudi Oger. The discount begins today.

"Etihad Etisalats (Mobilys) network suffered a seven–hour–long outage, partly due to a >>>


      SAFE TRANSPORT FOR 367,000 SCHOOLGIRLS
      Arab News, 22-07-2008
     Md. Rasooldeen, Arab News PILOT PROJECT: Prince Khaled A. Al–Meshari, deputy minister for girls education, left, and Yousef Naghi, president of Hafil Transport Company, sign the SR1.8b school transportation contract for 4,734 schools in the Kingdom.

(AN photo by Ali Al–Oreify) RIYADH: About 4,200 ne >>>


      VICE COPS ARREST GIRL&#8217;S BLACKMAILER
      Arab News, 22-07-2008
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Vice cops arrest girls blackmailer Arab News

TABUK: Members of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice arrested a man who it says was blackmailing a girl by threatening to send pictures of her to her parents, Al–Watan daily reported y >>>


      AKP HAS BACKUP PLAN IF IT IS CLOSED DOWN
      Arab News, 22-07-2008
     Agencies ISTANBUL: Turkeys governing party has made backup plans in case the Constitutional Court closes it down for Islamist activities, a senior member said yesterday.

The Justice and Development Party (AKP) is on trial on charges of trying to introduce Islamic rule in Turkey, a predominantly Muslim but offic >>>


      AMERICAN GIRL&#8217;S FATE HANGS IN BALANCE IN PAK MADRASA
      Arab News, 22-07-2008
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American girls fate hangs in balance in Pak madrasa DPA

KARACHI: Pakistans immigration authorities issued immediate deportation orders yesterday for an American girl awaiting an uncertain destiny holed up in an Islamic seminary.

Muna Abanur Mohammed is amon >>>


      ANWAR IBRAHIM VOWS TO TOPPLE BADAWI
      Arab News, 22-07-2008
     M. Jegathesan | AFP KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim yesterday vowed to topple the prime minister despite what he called attempts to "demonize and intimidate" him.

Anwar said allegations of sodomy leveled by a 23–year–old male aide showed he posed a threat to Prime M >>>


      AU SEEKS TO BLOCK CHARGES AGAINST SUDANESE LEADER
      Arab News, 22-07-2008
     Reuters ADDIS ABABA: The African Union urged the UN Security Council yesterday to put on hold the International Criminal Courts moves to indict Sudanese President Omar Hassan Bashir over war crimes in Darfur.

The call, after a meeting of the African Union Peace and Security Council in Ethiopia, followed a simil >>>


      BROWN THREATENS TO IMPOSE NEW CURBS ON IRAN
      Arab News, 22-07-2008
     Mohammed Mari, Arab News RAMALLAH: British Prime Minister Gordon Brown yesterday threatened that the United Kingdom is prepared to impose new sanctions that will isolate Iran if Tehran does not abandon its nuclear program and cease threatening Israel.

Brown, the first British prime minister to address the Israe >>>


      HAMDAN PLEADS NOT GUILTY AT GITMO WAR CRIMES TRIAL
      Arab News, 22-07-2008
     Agencies GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba: The first Guantanamo war crimes trial began yesterday with a not guilty plea from a former driver and alleged bodyguard for Osama Bin Laden.

Salim Hamdan, a Yemeni, entered the plea through his lawyer at the US naval base in Cuba.

He is the first prisoner to fa >>>


      INDIA–PAKISTAN PEACE TALKS UNDER STRAIN
      Arab News, 22-07-2008
     Nilofar Suhrawardy, Arab News NEW DELHI: Talks between India and Pakistan started in a tense atmosphere here yesterday with India saying "elements in Pakistan" were behind this months attack against its Kabul Embassy.

Pakistan denied any hand in the attack and asked India to provide "information& >>>


      IRAQI GOVERNOR HALTS WORK TO PROTEST SON&#8217;S DEATH
      Arab News, 22-07-2008
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Iraqi governor halts work to protest sons death DPA

BAGHDAD: An Iraqi provincial governor stopped all work in his office yesterday until an inquiry was conducted into the killing of his son and nephew by US troops, while an Iraqi lawmaker blamed an attack in which h >>>


      IRAQIS BACK OBAMA PLAN
      Arab News, 22-07-2008
     Brian Murphy | AP TRYING TO GET A CLEARER PICTURE: Barack Obama, left, and top US military commander in Iraq, David Petraeus, ride a helicopter over Baghdad on Monday.

(AP) BAGHDAD: Iraqs top leaders hosted US presidential contender Barack Obama yesterday and offered an apparent sign of shared purpose on hopes >>>


      ISRAEL ARRESTS OVER 20 PALESTINIANS IN NABLUS
      Arab News, 22-07-2008
     Mohammed Mari, Arab News KINS AGONY: Palestinian relatives of prisoners jailed in Israel participate in the weekly demonstration in front of the International Committee for the Red Cross offices in Gaza City on Monday. (EPA)

RAMALLAH: Israeli forces operating in the West Bank city of Nablus early yesterday arre >>>


      RESTRICTIONS ON QADEER EASED
      Arab News, 22-07-2008
     Azhar Masood, Arab News ISLAMABAD: A top court in Pakistan yesterday eased curbs on the nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan. The Islamabad High Court, ruling yesterday on a petition filed by Qadeer s lawyer, said the retired scientist must be allowed to meet close friends and relatives subject to security clearance some >>>


      SINGH PLEDGES TO WIN TRUST VOTE
      Arab News, 22-07-2008
     M. R. Narayan Swamy | IANS NEW DELHI: A confident Prime Minister Manmohan Singh yesterday pledged to win the trust vote in Parliament "100 percent," as the ruling coalition and the opposition clashed, at times acrimoniously, on the first day of a two–day debate over the contentious Indo–US nuclear >>>


      SWORDFIGHTS IN EGYPT OVER SUBSIDIZED GASOLINE
      Arab News, 22-07-2008
     Agencies CAIRO: Swordfights and scuffles erupted in cities in northern Egypt after motorists queuing up to buy subsidized, scarce gasoline lost their tempers, a local newspaper reported yesterday.

In several such incidents in the coastal city of Alexandria, scuffles broke out in petrol stations among motorists >>>


      SYRIA READY TO DELINEATE BORDER WITH LEBANON
      Arab News, 22-07-2008
     Rouba Kabbara | AFP BEIRUT: Visiting Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem said yesterday that Damascus was keen to open a new chapter in its relations with Lebanon and to delineate the border between the two countries. "Our relations today are on an equal footing," Muallem told a news conference after meeting >>>


      YEMEN COURT SLAPS GAG IN TRIAL OF REBEL LEADERS
      Arab News, 22-07-2008
     DPA SANAA: A state security court in Sanaa imposed a media gag order yesterday in the trial of three opposition leaders charged with stirring up violent protests in southern Yemen earlier this year.

Presiding judge Muhssien Alwan issued the order at the start of the second hearing into the case, saying that the >>>


      ACLU CHALLENGES ALA. VOTER LAW BARRING FELONS
      Washington Post, 22-07-2008
     MONTGOMERY, Ala. –– After serving eight months behind bars for a conviction of receiving stolen property, Annette McWashington Pruitt was excited about the prospect of being able to vote again.

One of her first stops after being released from prison was the Jefferson County Voter Registrar‘s O >>>


      AIR FORCE MUST REGAIN PUBLIC‘S TRUST, NOMINEES SAY
      Washington Post, 22-07-2008
     WASHINGTON –– The two men nominated to replace the ousted Air Force leadership said Tuesday they‘ll work to restore trust and confidence in the beleaguered service, under fire for poor handling of its nuclear duties and other missteps.

Michael Donley, the nominee for secretary of the Air Force >>>


      ANALYSIS: FOREIGN TOUR IS MEDIA BONANZA FOR OBAMA
      Washington Post, 22-07-2008
     AMMAN, Jordan –– Jordan, Israel and Germany aren‘t normally known as swing states in a presidential campaign. But Barack Obama‘s off to a fast start in his attempt to change that with an election–season tour designed to show him as a potential commander in chief, equally comfortable sitting >>>


      BILL TO REIN IN OIL SPECULATORS WINS TEST VOTE
      Washington Post, 22-07-2008
     WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Democratic–backed bill to rein in energy market speculators blamed for high crude oil and gasoline prices cleared a U.S.

Senate procedural hurdle on Tuesday, but final passage of the legislation remained uncertain.

Supporters mustered far more than the 60 votes need >>>


      BREAK–IN SUSPECTS FOUND ASLEEP ON STOLEN GOODS
      Washington Post, 22-07-2008
     MONROE, Wash. –– Police say a trail of pillows and backpacks led to two sleeping men who were arrested after a department store break–in. Kyle Burress, 25, and Allen Pierce, 27, have been charged with second–degree burglary.

Police spokeswoman Debbie Willis says a break–in was disc >>>


      CLEMSON FAVORED TO WIN ACC FOR FIRST TIME IN T. BOWDEN‘S TENURE
      Washington Post, 22-07-2008
     GREENSBORO, Ga., July 21 –– The copies of the white document that made their way around the Ritz–Carlton Lodge on Monday afternoon provoked meager surprise, an anti–climactic conclusion to ample discussion in previous days. The team with the prodigious running back tandem, efficient quarterback a >>>


      FLA. SHERIFF‘S DEPUTY SHOT DEAD IN STAND–OFF
      Washington Post, 22-07-2008
     FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. –– A sheriff‘s deputy in northwest Florida is dead after authorities say he was shot by a man who had barricaded himself in a house.

Okaloosa County Sheriff‘s officials said deputies returned fire and killed the man.

The Northwest Florida Daily News says >>>


      GEORGE MICHAEL‘S TIP FOR OBAMA –– RUN WITH CLINTON
      Washington Post, 22-07-2008
     NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) – British pop star George Michael has a tip for U.S. Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama –– team up with former rival Hillary Clinton.

Michael, 45, touring North America for the first time in 17 years, told fans during a concert at New York City‘s Madi >>>


      MAN RESCUED FROM NARROW GAS WELL SHAFT IN TEXAS
      Washington Post, 22-07-2008
     CRESSON, Texas –– Emergency personnel rescued a man about three hours after he fell 40 feet into a narrow gas well shaft outside Cresson, Texas.

The man was pulled from the shaft at about 11 a.m. Tuesday. Cpl. Pam Jetsel of the Johnson County Sheriff‘s Department said he was wedged tightly in >>>


      MCCAIN INSISTS HE WAS RIGHT, OBAMA WRONG ON IRAQ
      Washington Post, 22-07-2008
     KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine –– Republican John McCain worked on Monday to wrestle the spotlight from rival Barack Obama‘s tour of Iraq by insisting he was right and the Democrat was wrong about the war and releasing a new critical ad blaming higher gas prices on his opponent.

As Obama toured the war >>>


      MOLD FOUND IN FEMA MOBILE HOMES IN INDIANA, IOWA
      Washington Post, 22-07-2008
     INDIANAPOLIS –– The discovery of mold in federally provided mobile homes sheltering Indiana and Iowa flood victims has prompted new anger and frustrations for those who have lost their houses.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has notified those residing in FEMA–provided mobile homes tha >>>


      MORTGAGE GIANT RESCUE COULD COST $25B
      Washington Post, 22-07-2008
     AM WASHINGTON –– Congress‘ top budget analyst says a federal rescue of troubled mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could cost taxpayers as much as $25 billion.

But Peter R. Orszag, director of the Congressional Budget Office, predicted in a letter to lawmakers Tuesday that there‘ >>>


      OBAMA IN IRAQ‘S ANBAR, FORMER INSURGENT HAVEN
      Washington Post, 22-07-2008
     BAGHDAD (Reuters) – U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama traveled to Iraq‘s Anbar province on Tuesday to meet Sunni Arab tribal leaders whose decision to fight al Qaeda helped change the course of the conflict in the country.

Two Iraqi officials said Obama met tribal chiefs including >>>


      OBAMA PLANS TO VISIT OFT–TARGETED ISRAELI TOWN
      Washington Post, 22-07-2008
     AMMAN, Jordan –– Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama intends to visit a southern Israeli town that is a frequent target of rockets fired by Palestinian militants in Gaza, campaign aides accompanying him on his Mideast trip said Tuesday.

The stop in Sderot is part of a crowded day of event >>>



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