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      FERRY JOLTS BLAMED ON POOR PORTS
      Kathimerin, 29-07-2008
     Shipping union officials yesterday blamed inadequate infrastructure at the country’s ports for a spate of ferry collisions over the past month as two cruise ships, carrying more than 3,000 passengers between them, collided off Piraeus.

No one was injured in yesterday’s incident, which saw the Zenith, a Maltese& >>>


      GOV’T VOWS TO REFOREST FIRE–RAZED RHODES
      Kathimerin, 29-07-2008
     Nearly 5,000 hectares of land razed on Rhodes by a six–day fire will be reforested, Interior Minister Prokopis Pavlopoulos pledged yesterday following talks with local authority officials on the island.

The fire ravaged huge tracts of virgin forest on the island, and killed many wild animals, including de >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 29-07-2008
     ATHENS RESPONDS reece rebuffs second FYROM letter to European Commission Athens yesterday rebuffed a second attempt by the government of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) to broach the issue of a supposed Macedonian minority in Greece with the European Commission. Commenting on a letter sent by FYROM’s F >>>


      MAN KILLED BY TRAIN AS OSE PROBE WRAPS UP
      Kathimerin, 29-07-2008
     A 65–year–old man was killed in northern Greece yesterday when he was hit by a train traveling between Athens and Thessaloniki, rounding off a bad month for the Hellenic Railways Organization (OSE).

The accident happened in the area of Adendro, near Thessaloniki. The unnamed victim was a worker who >>>


      MIGRANTS KEPT IN DIRTY CENTER
      Kathimerin, 29-07-2008
     Hundreds of would–be migrants, chiefly from Afghani–stan, are living in cramped and squalid conditions in a reception center on Lesvos with many suffering from serious diseases, according to representatives of French charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) dispatched to help out on the island.

Some 8 >>>


      ND PUSHES UTILITY REFORM
      Kathimerin, 29-07-2008
     Government wants amendment that will curb wage hikes at public enterprises The government appeared determined yesterday to push through a reform that will effectively see the abolition of collective contracts for employees at state companies and utilities (DEKO), despite opposition from unionists, including those affili >>>


      PERAMA DOCKYARDS...
      Kathimerin, 29-07-2008
     PANAYIOTIS TZAMAROS/EUROKINISSI Workers at the Perama dockyards gather around a monument to dead dockers in a moment of rememberance for the eight men killed in last week’s accident at the port in western Athens. The foreman who was overseeing the work last Thursday is due to appear in court today. The captain of the sh >>>


      PINEIOS RIVER...
      Kathimerin, 29-07-2008
     VASSILIKI PASCHALI/ANA A weed springs from the parched bank of the Pineios River. The falling water level of the river in the Peloponnese has prompted locals to take action. Residents of the village of Zarkos are to start diverting water from local boreholes on farms to help replenish the river.
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      A COINTRIN, DES REQUÉRANTES D‘ASILE SANS PROTECTION
      Le Temps, 29-07-2008
     GENEVE. La procédure «aéroport», accélérée, est utilisée avec des personnes menacées, accuse le réseau d‘aide Elisa.

Sylvie Arsever Mardi 2' juillet 2008 Eva vit depuis un moins et demi dans la zone de transit de l‘aéroport de Cointrin. So >>>


      A PÉKIN, UN COMBAT PERDU D‘AVANCE
      Le Temps, 29-07-2008
     Les émanations des pots d’échappement sont la premi';re cause de pollution ŕ Pékin.Les automobilistes ne peuvent désormais utiliser leur voiture qu’un jour sur deux. (photo: Keystone) POLLUTION. N‘ayant pas eu le droit d‘organiser les Jeux olympiques en septembre pour év >>>


      A VERBIER, UN DUO CÉLČBRE BEETHOVEN
      Le Temps, 29-07-2008
     FESTIVAL. Ilya Gringolts et Aleksandar Madzar s‘offrent l‘intégrale des «Sonates pour piano et violon». Rencontre.

Jonas Pulver Mardi 2' juillet 2008 Apr';s le déluge de stars quotidien ŕ Verbier, il faut savoir sortir des grands axes de la programmation et s&l >>>


      AFFAIRE HANNIBAL KADHAFI: UNE ISSUE Ŕ LA CRISE SE DESSINE
      Le Temps, 29-07-2008
     UNE Le Temps I Article Affaire Hannibal Kadhafi: une issue ŕ la crise se dessine DIPLOMATIE. Amélioration des conditions de détention des deux Suisses.

Le Temps Mardi 2' juillet 2008 Petit ŕ petit, la tension retombe. La Suisse et la Libye privilégient la voie bilatérale dans l >>>


      ATTENTATS D‘ISTANBUL: LA PISTE KURDE
      Le Temps, 29-07-2008
     TURQUIE. Le PKK est accusé d‘avoir planifié les attaques de dimanche. Delphine Nerbollier, Istanbul Mardi 2' juillet 2008 L‘émotion était générale hier au lendemain des attentats de Güngören, un quartier périphérique d‘Istanbul. Des milliers de pers >>>


      BARACK OBAMA GARDE L‘OFFENSIVE
      Le Temps, 29-07-2008
     ETATS–UNIS. De retour d‘Europe, le démocrate éclipse son rival. Luis Lema Mardi 2' juillet 2008 «Barack Obama est devenu le président des Etats–Unis en exercice.» La formule du tr';s influent chroniqueur du New York Times Frank Rich se suffit ŕ elle–m&# >>>


      C‘EST ENCORE LOIN, LA MER?
      Le Temps, 29-07-2008
     Michel Ferla. (photo: DR) Michel Ferla, vice–directeur de Suisse Tourisme.

Marion Moussadek Mardi 2' juillet 2008 – La premi';re fois que vous avez vu la mer?

– J‘avais 20 ans, je venais d‘avoir mon permis de conduire, je suis allé jusqu‘ŕ Portofino, en Lig >>>


      CARREFOUR SE TRANSFORME POUR POUVOIR REBONDIR
      Le Temps, 29-07-2008
     DISTRIBUTION. La société a changé de gouvernance et s‘est dotée d‘un conseil d‘administration.

Le Temps, avec l‘AFP Mardi 2' juillet 2008 Les actionnaires de Carrefour ont avalisé lundi le changement de gouvernance du groupe de distribution, qui devrait perme >>>


      COMBATS D‘AFFICHES (13/24). QUAND LES FRONTISTES S‘EN PRIRENT AUX FRANCS–MA'';ONS
      Le Temps, 29-07-2008
     «Contre le pouvoir des sociétés secr';tes. Oui ŕ l’interdiction des francs maçons».L’initiative est patronnée par le colonel brigadier vaudois Arthur Fonjallaz, figure du fascisme en Suisse. (photo: Basler Plakatsammlung) Le 28 novembre 1'37, les Suisses rejettent une initiative de l >>>


      COUPS DE FILET INTERPALESTINIENS
      Le Temps, 29-07-2008
     Un membre des services de sécurité du Hamasinspecte une voiture dans la bande de Gaza, oů des heurts ont éclaté ce week–end, apr';s un attentat commis vendredi ŕ Gaza–City. (photo: AFP) PROCHE–ORIENT. De multiples arrestations ont eu lieu suite ŕ l‘atten >>>


      DES VISIONS ENCHANTERESSES
      Le Temps, 29-07-2008
     BEAUX–ARTS. Le Palais Lumi';re ŕ Evian expose 120 śuvres du peintre Jules Chéret.

Laurence Chauvy Mardi 2' juillet 2008 Héritier de Fragonard, le Français Jules Chéret est aussi considéré comme l‘inventeur de l‘affiche moderne. Il a en effet, >>>


      DU NORD AU SUD, L‘INSATISFACTION A REPRIS LE DESSUS Ŕ L‘OMC
      Le Temps, 29-07-2008
     Pascal Lamy tout sourire, vendredi dernier. Depuis, le climat s’est nettement détérioré. (photo: Keystone) CYCLE DE DOHA. Les négociations ŕ l‘Organisation mondiale du commerce ont entamé leur 2e semaine ŕ Gen';ve. Les Etats membres ont étalé leurs différen >>>


      FAUT–IL INTERDIRE LES GRAISSES «TRANS» EN SUISSE?
      Le Temps, 29-07-2008
     Qu‘est–ce que les acides gras trans? La vie des autres Fil rouge C‘est encore loin, la mer?

Quoi de neuf/Hits suisses (2/4). 6 millions de gourdes, et moi et moi SOCIETE Le Temps I Article Faut–il interdire les graisses «trans» en Suisse?

ALIMENTATION. Aux Etats&ndas >>>


      FIL ROUGE
      Le Temps, 29-07-2008
     Luo Mingjun. (photo: DR) LUO MINGJUN. Une enfance et une jeunesse chinoises, une vie de femme et de m';re en Suisse, puis la patiente prise de possession d‘une identité et du métier d‘artiste.

Lorette Coen Mardi 2' juillet 2008 Comment résister ŕ la tentation d‘ >>>


      HASNI ABIDI: «LA LIBYE SAIT QUE LA SUISSE A RESPECTÉ LA LOI»
      Le Temps, 29-07-2008
     TEMPS FORT Le Temps I Article «La Libye sait que la Suisse a respecté la loi» L‘analyse de Hasni Abidi, directeur du Centre d‘études sur le monde arabe, ŕ Gen';ve.

Cynthia Gani Mardi 2' juillet 2008 Hasni Abidi, qui visite réguli';rement la Libye, >>>


      HORST STEIN, L‘HÉRITIER ALLEMAND
      Le Temps, 29-07-2008
     Horst Stein. Il dirigeait avec une énergie herculéenne. (photo: DR) DISPARITION. Le chef qui s‘est éteint ŕ Gen';ve avait dirigé l‘Orchestre de la Suisse romande pendant cinq ans, et Wagner toute sa vie.

Jean–Jacques Roth Mardi 2' juillet 2008 Il avait une >>>


      KKR VEUT DISPOSER D‘UNE MONNAIE D‘ÉCHANGE EN SE COTANT Ŕ NEW YORK
      Le Temps, 29-07-2008
     BOURSE. Le prestigieux fonds d‘investissement rapatrie son véhicule coté ŕ Amsterdam et s‘introduit ŕ Wall Street oů il pourrait ętre valorisé jusqu‘ŕ 1' milliards de dollars.

Guénaëlle Le Solleu Mardi 2' juillet 2008 Cet article n&lsqu >>>


      L‘HÔTEL EN SON JARDIN (2/5). ON Y PLANTAIT UN ARBRE CHAQUE MOIS
      Le Temps, 29-07-2008
     SCHLOSS UEBERSTORF. A mi–chemin entre Berne et Fribourg, le parc de l‘hôtel de ce village singinois rec';le des arbres centenaires. Des banquets s‘y tiennent ŕ leur ombre.

François Mauron Mardi 2' juillet 2008 Un îlot de tranquillité. En arrivant au Schloss >>>


      L‘UDC SE PRÉPARE Ŕ REPRENDRE LE SIČGE DE SAMUEL SCHMID EN 200'
      Le Temps, 29-07-2008
     CONSEIL FEDERAL. L‘ancien parti du ministre ne s‘attend pas ŕ son départ cette année. Trois noms évoqués pour une possible candidature: Bruno Zuppiger, Adrian Amstutz et Peter Spuhler.

Bernard Wuthrich Mardi 2' juillet 2008 Si Samuel Schmid jetait l‘éponge en >>>


      LA BOURSE SUISSE. RECHUTE DES BANCAIRES
      Le Temps, 29-07-2008
     FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article Rechute des bancaires La bourse suisse.

BCGE Private Banking Mardi 2' juillet 2008 Le marché suisse a démarré la semaine en baisse, succombant ŕ une rechute des financi';res. En l‘absence de données macroéconomiques majeures, l >>>


      LA PETITE HISTOIRE DES MATIČRES PREMIČRES (10/10). LA REVANCHE D‘UNE RÉSINE VENUE DE L‘ANTIQUITÉ
      Le Temps, 29-07-2008
     PRODUITS AGRICOLES. Dernier volet avec la mastiha, résine de la mer Egée dont les cours s‘envolent.

Angélique Kourounis, Ath';nes Mardi 2' juillet 2008 Quel changement de vie pour Roula! L‘année derni';re ŕ cette męme heure, elle assistait ŕ Ath >>>


      LA PUISSANCE RETROUVÉE DE LA LIBYE
      Le Temps, 29-07-2008
     Une constance dans la politique du colonel Kadhafi: «S’adapter ŕ l’av';nement et ŕ la fin de la Guerre froide, ŕ la lutte antiterroriste.» (photo: Keystone) Mise au ban des nations pour son soutien au terrorisme, la Libye a réadapté sa politique. Simultanément, elle use de son poids >>>


      LA SITUATION TEND VERS UNE SENSIBLE DÉSESCALADE
      Le Temps, 29-07-2008
     Les deux prisonniers suisses bénéficient de meilleures conditions carcérales. Cynthia Gani et Philippe Miauton Mardi 2' juillet 2008 «La Suisse et la Libye privilégient la voie bilatérale pour trouver une issue», a indiqué lundi le porte–parole du Département des >>>


      LA VIE DES AUTRES
      Le Temps, 29-07-2008
     Stéphane Bonvin Mardi 2' juillet 2008 Les Suisses qui voudront avoir un chien devront donc vraisemblablement suivre des cours et passer un permis. D‘apr';s les calculs du journal NZZ am Sonntag, il leur en co$';tera environ 400francs. Ce qui, multiplié par les 50000 nouveaux chiens qui >>>


      LE CONSEIL D‘ETAT GENEVOIS DÉSAVOUE LA POLITIQUE DES SQUATS DE DANIEL ZAPPELLI
      Le Temps, 29-07-2008
     GENEVE. Divisé sur la question des squats ces derni';res semaines, le Conseil d‘Etat affiche désormais un front uni au détriment du procureur général, dont il critique vivement les méthodes d‘évacuation.

Sandra Moro Mardi 2' juillet 2008 Une gifle pour >>>


      LE PIČGE DE LA MOYENNE MONTAGNE SE REFERME SUR LES RANDONNEURS
      Le Temps, 29-07-2008
     Il y a aujourd’hui en Suisse 60000 kilom';tres de sentiers balisés, dont 20000 sont des chemins de montagne. L’an dernier, pr';s de 1000 interventions de secours ont été recensées par le Club alpin suisse, soit 15% de plus qu’en 2006. (photo: Keystone) SUISSE. Les accidents en montagn >>>


      LES BANQUES SUISSES MOINS OPTIMISTES
      Le Temps, 29-07-2008
     Du nord au sud, l‘insatisfaction a repris le dessus ŕ l‘OMC Les contradictions de Pékin pi';gent les étrangers La petite histoire des mati';res premi';res (10/10). La revanche d‘une résine venue de l‘Antiquité Carrefour se transforme pour pouvoir r >>>


      LES BOURSES POUR ATHLČTES OU LES LIMITES DE LA SOLIDARITÉ OLYMPIQUE
      Le Temps, 29-07-2008
     JO. Des sportifs issus des pays défavorisés sont invités ŕ s‘entraîner en Europe. Une démarche utile mais qui ne résout pas tout.

Maxime Jacquet Mardi 2' juillet 2008 A côté des délégations chinoise ou américaine, les quatre athl';tes >>>


      LES CONTRADICTIONS DE PÉKIN PIČGENT LES ÉTRANGERS
      Le Temps, 29-07-2008
     CHINE. Entre les Jeux olympiques et la volonté de réduire les investissements, les messages des autorités sont difficiles ŕ déchiffrer.

Tristan de Bourbon, Pékin Mardi 2' juillet 2008 Le cours normal des affaires en Chine, et plus particuli';rement ŕ Pékin, es >>>


      LES LEVIERS DE TRIPOLI
      Le Temps, 29-07-2008
     Stéphane Bussard Mardi 2' juillet 2008 La crise diplomatique entre Berne et Tripoli jette une lumi';re crue sur la susceptibilité du clan Kadhafi quand on touche aux «affaires» familiales.

Elle met aussi en évidence le pouvoir que confient ŕ un pays producteur de p >>>


      LES RÉDUCTIONS D‘EFFECTIFS PRÉVUES PAR UBS N‘AFFECTERONT QUE PEU LA SUISSE ROMANDE
      Le Temps, 29-07-2008
     Rep';re. Les chaussures made in China trop ch';res Les banques suisses moins optimistes Du nord au sud, l‘insatisfaction a repris le dessus ŕ l‘OMC Les contradictions de Pékin pi';gent les étrangers La petite histoire des mati';res premi';res (10/10). La >>>


      OLIVIER GUILLARD: «L‘INDE EST STRUCTURELLEMENT MENACÉE PAR LE TERRORISME»
      Le Temps, 29-07-2008
     Le personnel de sécurité indien vérifie les bagages des voyageurs dans la gare de Lucknow, dans le nord du pays. Toutes les grandes villes sont en état d’alerte depuis les attentats de ce week–end. (photo: Keystone) INDE. Le groupe des «Moudjahidin indiens» a revendiqué les att >>>


      PÉKIN, VILLE OLYMPIQUE (2/4). LE MASQUE OLYMPIQUE DE PÉKIN
      Le Temps, 29-07-2008
     ECLAIRAGES Le Temps I Article Le masque olympique de Pékin Le pouvoir chinois a proclamé qu‘il ne fallait pas politiser les jeux.

Or les JO de Pékin sont d‘abord un projet politique, un outil de propagande patriotique destiné ŕ légitimer la dictature du parti unique. Po >>>


      QUOI DE NEUF/HITS SUISSES (2/4). 6 MILLIONS DE GOURDES, ET MOI ET MOI
      Le Temps, 29-07-2008
     SOCIETE Le Temps I Article 6 millions de gourdes, et moi et moi Quoi de neuf Hits suisses (2/4).

Albertine Bourget Mardi 2' juillet 2008 Voilŕ ce qui arrive quand on demande ŕ une journaliste blonde d‘écrire un article sur les gourdes. Elle cherche une gourde... de fille. Et elle en tro >>>


      REPČRE. LES CHAUSSURES MADE IN CHINA TROP CHČRES
      Le Temps, 29-07-2008
     Rep';re. Daniel Eskenazi Mardi 2' juillet 2008 A une dizaine de jours du début des Jeux olympiques en Chine, Adidas s‘est–il levé du mauvais pied?

L‘un des rois de la pompe sportive vient en tout cas d‘annoncer une nouvelle qui devrait surprendre Pékin. Le num& >>>


      RESPONSABILITÉ PARTAGÉE
      Le Temps, 29-07-2008
     Luc Dapples, Les Geneveys–sur–Coffrane (NE) Mardi 2' juillet 2008 Si la polémique concernant la garde armée est tout ŕ fait légitime, je trouve particuli';rement peu responsable de chercher des explications sur les r';glements proposés et sur les manquements assez >>>


      SAVEURS DU FRAN'';AIS. DOLOSIF, RUSE AU TÉLÉPHONE
      Le Temps, 29-07-2008
     Saveurs du français. Nicolas Dufour Mardi 2' juillet 2008 Qui a dit que les internautes ne sont que des mangeurs de pizzas froides au vocabulaire limité ŕ 500 mots, anglo–saxons? Sur des forums ŕ haute vivacité technologique, on apprend des mots étonnants. A moins d‘ętr >>>


      TRÉSORS ROUMAINS DU NÉOLITHIQUE
      Le Temps, 29-07-2008
     Mod';le de sanctuaire.Terre cuite (24,2x51x13cm). Culture de Gumelnita,
4600–3'00 av. J.–C. Quatre édicules, surmontés de symboles en formes de cornes. Socle percé d’orifices ronds et incisé de lignes horizontales.

(photo: DR) EXPOSITION. Le Musée historique >>>


      «DES MOMENTS DE PARFAITE SOLITUDE»
      Le Temps, 29-07-2008
     Guillaume Prébois, ŕ l’arrivée sur les Champs–Elysées de son Tour de France 2008.Le journaliste français effectue les plus grandes courses cyclistes seul et avec un jour d’avance pour montrer qu’il est possible de faire du cyclisme sans ętre dopé. (photo: AFP) CYCLISME. Guillaume >>>


      BAD TEMPERS THREATEN WTO DEAL
      Arab News, 29-07-2008
     Hu Min Neo | AFP GENEVA: Tempers flared yesterday as the United States, China and India exchanged fire, blaming each other for obstacles holding up a global trade liberalization deal.

On day eight of hard bargaining, the United States accused India of failing to get behind a fragile agreement reached among six >>>


      EMAAR SIGNS MOU FOR KAEC PLASTICS VALLEY
      Arab News, 29-07-2008
     Arab News Sami Al–Halabi, left, acting executive director–commercial, Emaar.E.C., and Tariq Farwana, right, MD, StrateSphere Enterprises, during the signing of the MoU in Jeddah. (AN photo)

JEDDAH: Emaar, The Economic City (Emaar.E.C.), the Tadawul–listed company developing King Abdullah Econo >>>


      EMIRATES TO BUY 60 MORE AIRBUS PLANES
      Arab News, 29-07-2008
     Ali Khalil | AFP NEW DEAL: Thomas Enders, CEO of European aircraft manufacturer Airbus, left, and Emirates CEO Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al–Maktoum sign a contract after Emirates 1st Airbus A380 super jumbo was delivered on Monday in Hamburg.

(AFP) DUBAI: Dubai carrier Emirates underscored the rapid growth o >>>


      GULF ECONOMIES TO TOP $1 TRILLION THIS YEAR
      Arab News, 29-07-2008
     Daliah Merzaban | Reuters DUBAI: The combined size of Gulf Arab economies will surge past $1 trillion this year on an oil price windfall, while non–oil sectors underpin real growth above 5 percent across the region, a Reuters poll showed yesterday.

The nominal GDP of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates >>>


      MAADEN STOCKS MAKE STRONG DEBUT
      Arab News, 29-07-2008
     Khalil Hanware, Arab News JEDDAH: Shares in Saudi Arabian Mining Co. (Maaden) soared almost 54 percent on their first day on the Tadawul (Saudi stock market) yesterday. The SR20 stock hit a high of SR32 and a low of SR28.50 before closing at SR30.50.

Over SR' billion worth of Maaden shares changed hands. Ma >>>


      NEWS IN BRIEF: DU SIGNS DEBUT $817M LOAN
      Arab News, 29-07-2008
     Arab News LONDON: Dubai–based telecom company du has signed a 3 billion dirham ($817 million) loan via mandated lead arrangers and bookrunners Mashreq Bank and WestLB, the lenders announced. It is the borrowers first syndicated loan. Proceeds will be used to finance the companys retail network across the United Ar >>>


      REPORT HIGHLIGHTS CMA&#8217;S ACHIEVEMENTS
      Arab News, 29-07-2008
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Report highlights CMAs achievements P.K. Abdul Ghafour, Arab News

JEDDAH: Twenty–seven companies sold part of their shares through initial public offerings (IPOs) in 2007 compared to 10 the previous year, registering a 170 percent increase in IPOs, according t >>>


      SAUDI NAMED JUROR FOR CAR AWARDS
      Arab News, 29-07-2008
     Arab News Bakur Azher DUBAI: Bakur Azher, one of the prominent automotive magazine publishers in the Middle East, has been invited to become a juror for the 200' World Car of the Year Awards.

Bakur has been in the publishing news for over 10 years and is a graduate of the University of Oregon. His passion f >>>


      AMULETS, CHARMS AND TALISMANS
      Arab News, 29-07-2008
     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 >>>


      ASPIRING FOR THE BEST
      Arab News, 29-07-2008
     Adil Salahi | Arab News The Prophet (peace be upon him) was always keen to tell everyone in his household that their relation to him did not give them any preferential position in God’s sight. He said to his youngest daughter whom he loved very dearly: «Fatimah bint Muhammad! I cannot avail you anything before God >>>


      CONTRACEPTION
      Arab News, 29-07-2008
     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 >>>


      EVERYONE ON THEIR OWN
      Arab News, 29-07-2008
     Commentary by Sayyid Qutb In the Name of God, the Lord of Grace, the Ever Merciful No soul will bear the burden of another. If a heavily laden soul should call upon others for help, nothing of its load shall be carried by anyone, not even by a close relative. Hence, you can truly warn only those who stand in awe of thei >>>


      HYGIENE AND GOOD SMELL
      Arab News, 29-07-2008
     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, 29-07-2008
     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 >>>


      OBSESSIVE THOUGHTS
      Arab News, 29-07-2008
     Adil Salahi | Arab News Sometimes when I need to take a bath, I feel worried that I have not done everything properly. The other day, as I was drying myself after a shower, I thought that I had not properly washed my eyes, so I repeated my shower.

Then on the second occasion I felt that I did not properly clean >>>


      REPLACEABLE CREATION
      Arab News, 29-07-2008
     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 >>>


      1,000 NEW BUSES ADDED TO PILGRIM TRANSPORT FLEET
      Arab News, 29-07-2008
     Galal Fakkar, Arab News JEDDAH: More than 1,000 new buses have been added to the fleet of buses for the pilgrim transportation during the upcoming Haj season.

"The General Cars Syndicate (GCS), which is made up of 16 transport companies, spent SR800 million to buy new vehicles. They started the upgrading p >>>


      2 SAUDIS INJURED IN CAIRO HOTEL FIRE
      Arab News, 29-07-2008
     Arab News CAIRO: Two Saudis were among eight injured in a hotel fire in Egypts capital city, Al–Madinah newspaper reported yesterday.

There were 25 Saudis in the Amoun Hotel in Gameat Al–Dowal on Al–Arabiyyah Street at the time of the fire. Four Egyptians and two Sudanese were also injured.
>>>


      CITY PUMPS MILLIONS TO REPAVE ROADS, BUT COMPLAINTS GALORE
      Arab News, 29-07-2008
     Hasan Hatrash, Arab News JEDDAH: The Jeddah Municipality has finished repaving and servicing 53 roads and districts in the last three months at a cost of SR15.5 million, according to a municipal official.

Faisal Shawli, head of operations and maintenance at the municipality, said that this ongoing process of fi >>>


      FORCE ISRAEL TO LIFT SIEGE, CABINET TELLS GLOBAL COMMUNITY
      Arab News, 29-07-2008
     Arab News JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia yesterday urged the international community to force Israel to lift its siege on Palestinian areas and stop its plan to construct new Jewish settlements in occupied territories. The weekly Cabinet meeting, chaired by Crown Prince Sultan, also urged the Palestinian groups to settle their di >>>


      HUMAN RIGHTS BODY TO STUDY PLIGHT OF &#8216;STATELESS&#8217; TRIBES
      Arab News, 29-07-2008
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Human rights body to study plight of stateless tribes Arab News

DAMMAM: The Human Rights Commission (HRC) has decided to study the problems of certain "stateless" tribes living in the Kingdom without citizenship, Al–Watan newspaper reported.

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      RECRUITMENT ACTIVITIES TO GO ONLINE, SAYS MINISTRY
      Arab News, 29-07-2008
     Arab News JEDDAH: The Ministry of Labor has announced that it will soon conduct all its recruitment activities, including issuing of work visas and changing occupation in the work permit, electronically, Al–Jazirah newspaper reported yesterday, quoting Mufarrij Al–Haqbani, undersecretary for planning and dev >>>


      WOMEN–ONLY INDUSTRIAL ZONES SOUGHT
      Arab News, 29-07-2008
     P.K. Abdul Ghafour, Arab News JEDDAH: Abdul Rahman Al–Zamil, a Shoura Council member and leading businessman, has called for the establishment of women–only industrial zones as part of efforts to create more job opportunities for Saudi women.

Speaking to Al–Madinah daily, he urged authorities >>>


      AHMEDINEJAD: IF US HAS NEW APPROACH, IRAN WOULD RESPOND
      Arab News, 29-07-2008
     AFP WASHINGTON: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in an interview aired on US television yesterday that if the United States adopted a genuinely new approach to his country Tehran would respond in a positive way.

"Today, we see new behavior shown by the United States and the officials of the Unite >>>


      BLOODBATH IN IRAQ
      Arab News, 29-07-2008
     Selcan Hacaoglui | AP NO QUARTER GIVEN: The victim of one of the blasts, a child is carried by a relative inside a hospital in Baghdad. (AP)

BAGHDAD : Four women suicide bombers struck a Shiite religious gathering in Baghdad and a Kurdish protest rally in northern Iraq yesterday, killing at least 57 people and >>>


      BUSH HAILS PAKISTAN AS ALLY
      Arab News, 29-07-2008
     Agencies TRUSTED FRIENDS: US President George W. Bush with Pakistans Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington on Monday. (AFP)

WASHINGTON: US President George W. Bush offered $115 million over two years in food aid to Pakistan, the White House said yesterday, after he >>>


      COURT WEIGHS ERDOGAN PARTY CLOSURE
      Arab News, 29-07-2008
     Reuters ISTANBUL: Turkeys highest court began considering yesterday whether to shut down the governing AK Party for religious activities against a background of tension following two bomb attacks in Istanbul over the weekend.

The blasts killed 17 people and wounded more than 150 on Sunday hours before the Const >>>


      GOVT WITHDRAWS NOTIFICATION ON ISI
      Arab News, 29-07-2008
     Azhar Masood, Arab News ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan government withdrew a controversial notification on Inter–Services Intelligence (ISI) late Sunday, reversing a days earlier move of placing the intelligence body under the purview of the Interior Ministry.

The notification read: "In order to have better >>>


      GUJARAT MUSLIMS HOPE THERE&#8217;S NO BACKLASH
      Arab News, 29-07-2008
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Gujarat Muslims hope theres no backlash Parul Gupta l AFP

AHMEDABAD: After serial bombings killed dozens of people here Muslim housewife Tahira Bi hopes history will not repeat itself in Indias western state of Gujarat, where memories of Hindu rage are still fresh.< >>>


      ISRAELI COURT ORDERS DISMANTLING OF WALL PART
      Arab News, 29-07-2008
     Mohammed Mari | Arab News RAMALLAH: The Palestinian residents of two West Bank villages yesterday won a legal victory, after a five–year battle, when the Israeli High Court of Justice ordered the Israeli defense establishment to dismantle a 2.4–kilometer stretch of the separation wall north of Qalqilyah, a r >>>


      KADIMA LOST WAY UNDER OLMERT, SAYS LIVNI
      Arab News, 29-07-2008
     Reuters JERUSALEM: Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni has stepped up a campaign to oust Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, charging yesterday that their centrist Kadima party had lost its way under his leadership.

Livni, a favorite in public opinion polls to succeed Olmert, whose tenure has been threatened by a seri >>>


      KUWAITI POLICE BREAK UP DEMO BY ASIAN WORKERS
      Arab News, 29-07-2008
     Agencies FOR A BETTER LIVING: Kuwaiti policemen stand guard as Bangladeshi workers demonstrate seeking better salaries in Al–Hasawi, 20 km northwest of Kuwait City, on Monday. (AFP)

KUWAIT: Hundreds of mainly Bangladeshi workers went on strike for a third day in Kuwait yesterday, seeking better pay and im >>>


      PALESTINIAN FORCES ARREST 50 HAMAS MEN IN WB
      Arab News, 29-07-2008
     Agencies NABLUS, West Bank: Palestinian security forces arrested more than 50 Hamas members in the West Bank yesterday in an apparent tit–for–tat action after the Islamist movement rounded up hundreds of its rivals in the Gaza Strip.

Security forces loyal to Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas carrie >>>


      PEACE ACCORD UNLIKELY IN 2008: OLMERT
      Arab News, 29-07-2008
     Mohammed Marai, Arab News RAMALLAH/JERUSALEM: Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert yesterday decreased his optimism that Israel and the Palestinian Authority can reach a final peace agreement that includes the issue of Jerusalem by the end of 2008.

He asserted yesterday that the two wont be able to achieve their >>>


      RAPIST FATHER HELD IN KERALA
      Arab News, 29-07-2008
     Ashraf Padanna, Arab News THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A man accused of cold–bloodedly murdering his wife and four children over a period of two weeks has been arrested. He has admitted that he had raped his 12–year–old daughter before strangling her to death, police in Kerala said yesterday.

"He >>>


      TAMIL NADU POLICE NAB FOUR EXTREMISTS
      Arab News, 29-07-2008
     IANS CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu police arrested four alleged extremists yesterday, a day after they picked up one person, and recovered from them explosive devices and bomb–making components.

The men are believed to have provided logistical support to those behind the terror bombings in Bangalore and Ahmedab >>>


      TOP AL–QAEDA CHEMICAL EXPERT KILLED IN ATTACK
      Arab News, 29-07-2008
     S.H. Khan | AFP PESHAWAR, Pakistan: Al–Qaedas top expert on chemical and biological weapons is believed to have been killed yesterday in a suspected US missile strike in Pakistans lawless tribal areas, security officials said.

Egyptian militant Midhat Mursi Al–Sayid Umar, also known as Abu Khabab Al >>>


      BUSH: FORMER ARMY COOK‘S CRIMES WARRANT EXECUTION
      Washington Post, 29-07-2008
     WASHINGTON –– President Bush could have commuted the death sentence of Ronald A. Gray, a former Army cook convicted of multiple rapes and murders.

But Bush decided Monday that Gray‘s crimes were so repugnant that execution was the only just punishment.

Bush‘s decision marked the >>>


      FTC: KIDS TARGET OF $1.6 BILLION IN FOOD ADS
      Washington Post, 29-07-2008
     WASHINGTON –– Imagine Superman promoting fresh fruits and vegetables instead of a cereal.

Children are confronted with such a barrage of advertising for food and drink _ much of it unhealthy _ that the entertainment industry should take steps to tie popular TV and movie characters to more nutritiona >>>


      JUDGE SET TO SENTENCE DISGRACED NBA REF DONAGHY
      Washington Post, 29-07-2008
     NEW YORK –– Last summer, NBA referee Tim Donaghy stunned the league by pleading guilty to federal charges he took payoffs from a professional gambler for inside tips on games.

Since then, Donaghy has claimed corruption among referees runs deeper, drawing angry denials by the league and demands that >>>


      LOS ANGELES WANTS TO TAKE BITE OUT OF FAST FOOD
      Washington Post, 29-07-2008
     LOS ANGELES –– In the impoverished neighborhood of South Los Angeles, fast food is the easiest cuisine to find _ and that‘s a problem for elected officials who see it as an unhealthy source of calories and cholesterol.

The City Council was poised to vote Tuesday on a moratorium on new fast&nda >>>


      MISSILE STRIKE STRAINS US–PAKISTAN RELATIONS
      Washington Post, 29-07-2008
     WASHINGTON –– President Bush took care to say it twice after his meeting with Pakistan‘s new prime minister: The United States respects Pakistan‘s sovereignty.

For many in Pakistan, the assurances may ring hollow. Later Monday, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani was asked in a CNN intervi >>>


      MOTHER SHIP UNVEILED FOR $200,000 PLACE IN SPACE
      Washington Post, 29-07-2008
     MOJAVE, Calif., July 28 –– British entrepreneur and adventurer Richard Branson on Monday took the wraps off an aircraft that, for $200,000 a seat, may someday take tourists who can afford it on the first leg of regular, albeit very brief, commercial flights into space.

Amid extravagantly orchestrate >>>


      NYC MAYOR WARNS OF LOOMING $2.3 BILLION BUDGET GAP
      Washington Post, 29-07-2008
     NEW YORK –– The economic downturn and slumping real estate market have left the city facing a $2.3 billion budget shortfall in the next fiscal year and even larger deficits in subsequent years, the mayor warned.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the city would prepare for the gloomy forecast by cutting s >>>


      OBAMA SEEKS TO OVERCOME DOUBTS AMONG WOMEN
      Washington Post, 29-07-2008
     CHICAGO –– After Hillary Rodham Clinton lost the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, one of her delegates wanted to send a message.

So Mary Beth Pyle wore a Clinton T–shirt to a unity dinner meant to build support for Barack Obama.

Then she pulled it off to reveal an Obam >>>


      OBAMA TO DISCUSS ECONOMY WITH BERNANKE: CAMPAIGN
      Washington Post, 29-07-2008
     WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama will meet with Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Tuesday afternoon to discuss economic current economic conditions and Obama‘s proposals to ease economic difficulties, a campaign aide said.
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      OBAMA TO MEET WITH PRIME MINISTER OF PAKISTAN
      Washington Post, 29-07-2008
     WASHINGTON –– Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is planning to meet with the prime minister of Pakistan amid sessions with economic officials dealing with the troubled US economy.

Obama is in Washington for a series of private meetings on Tuesday. One is with Pakistan‘s new leader >>>


      POSSIBLE PIPE BOMBS FOUND AT 2 OHIO POST OFFICES
      Washington Post, 29-07-2008
     ATHENS, Ohio –– Authorities in Ohio say they have evacuated areas around the post offices of two small communities because of the discovery of what appear to be unexploded pipe bombs.

An Athens County sheriff‘s dispatcher says authorities have called in a bomb squad from Columbus to help at th >>>


      RAMPAGE ATTRIBUTED TO HATRED OF LIBERALISM
      Washington Post, 29-07-2008
     By Duncan MansfieldAssociated PressTuesday, July 2', 2008; A02 KNOXVILLE, Tenn., July 28 –– An out–of–work truck driver accused of opening fire and killing two people at a Unitarian Universalist church apparently targeted the congregation out of hatred for its support of liberal social polici >>>


      SARFATE TAKES BURRES‘S SPOT IN ROTATION
      Washington Post, 29-07-2008
     NEW YORK, July 28 –– The shake–up of the Baltimore Orioles‘ pitching staff continued Monday when Manager Dave Trembley pulled struggling left–hander Brian Burres from the starting rotation and replaced him with right–handed reliever Dennis Sarfate.

"We‘d like to se >>>


      TODAY ON THE PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN TRAIL
      Washington Post, 29-07-2008
     AM –– IN THE HEADLINES Obama to meet with Pakistani prime minister ... Obama tries to win over Clinton supporters, increase lead among women ... Melanoma survivor McCain has spot of skin removed from face and biopsied as precaution ___ Obama to meet with Pakistani prime minister, Fed chief WASHINGTON (AP) _ >>>


      WIFE CHARGED WITH LEAVING SCENE OF HUSBAND‘S DEATH
      Washington Post, 29-07-2008
     WINSLOW, N.J. –– Authorities say a New Jersey woman struck her husband with her car, got out to check on him, then drove off as he died.

Prosecutors in Winslow, N.J., say 34–year–old Patricia Hernandez is charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident. Her bail is set at $150,000.
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      WTO TALKS LIMP INTO 'TH DAY, STILL IN STALEMATE
      Washington Post, 29-07-2008
     GENEVA (Reuters) – Talks to rescue a world trade deal struggled into a ninth day on Tuesday after being brought back from the brink of collapse over measures intended to help poor countries protect their farmers against import surges.

Ministers said they would try to find ways out of the impasse, but warn >>>



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