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      BULGARIAN SHEPHERDS EYE GREEK SUBSIDIES
      Kathimerin, 11-08-2008
     Bulgarian farmers, disgruntled with their government’s refusal to approve the payment of European Union livestock subsidies, have decided to cross the border with their sheep, hoping for more favorable treatment in Greece.

According to reports from Sofia, the farmers, in Bulgaria’s southeastern province borderi >>>


      FISCAL MEASURES PUT OFF
      Kathimerin, 11-08-2008
     Government backs down from tax evasion fight for fear of backlash The ruling conservatives have decided against introducing new measures aimed at stamping out tax evasion despite major difficulties in implementing its fiscal policy as it fears the political backlash, according to sources.

At a meeting with Prim >>>


      GOVERNMENT FEARS PAVLIDIS GRAFT PROBE
      Kathimerin, 11-08-2008
     A former Cabinet minister whose close aide has been charged with blackmail yesterday repeated that he had no involvement in the case.

The government expressed support for former Aegean Minister Aristoteles Pavlidis but privately officials are concerned lest the investigation lead to Pavlidis’s involvement and a >>>


      GREECE LEADS THE OLYMPIC PARADE IN BEIJING
      Kathimerin, 11-08-2008
     REUTERS Judo Olympic gold medalist in Athens, Ilias Iliadis, bears the Greek flag and leads the country’s team in yesterday’s Olympic Games opening ceremony in Beijing. The action begins today with several Greek athletes beginning their events. Evangelia Psarra and Elpida Romantzi start first in fencing, along with gymn >>>


      IMMIGRANTS HELD FOR RANSOM
      Kathimerin, 11-08-2008
     Attica police yesterday discovered 22 illegal immigrants locked up and in bad shape in an abandoned rural building in Mandra, 25 kilometers west of Athens.

An initial investigation showed that the immigrants, 21 from Pakistan, including five minors, as well as one from Bangladesh, were being blackmailed by the >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 11-08-2008
     NAME DISPUTE FYROM parades under official name in Beijing The Olympic delegation of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) yesterday paraded in the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympiad under a banner with the initials of its official name FYROM, used by the United Nations and the International Olympic Com >>>


      IOC BARS THANOU FROM GAMES
      Kathimerin, 11-08-2008
     BEIJING (Reuters) – Greek sprinter Katerina Thanou will not be allowed to compete in the Beijing Games after her involvement in a doping scandal four years ago, the International Olympic Committee ruled yesterday.

Thanou was caught up in a high–profile doping case with fellow Greek sprinter Costas Kenteri >>>


      LONG LINES OF HOLIDAYMAKERS...
      Kathimerin, 11-08-2008
     ANA Long lines of holidaymakers waiting to leave for the islands continued at the port of Piraeus yesterday. The exodus from the city is expected to grow in the next week, ahead of the religious holiday of the Dormition of the Virgin on August 15.
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      PHONY MINISTRY MAN NABBED ON SANTORINI
      Kathimerin, 11-08-2008
     Police have arrested a 33–year–old man on Santorini for allegedly conning businessmen out of tens of thousands of euros by pretending to be a senior Development Ministry official.

The suspect, who was detained while driving his Mercedes on the popular Greek island, had presented himself as a Develop >>>


      POOR START...
      Kathimerin, 11-08-2008
     AFP/KAZUHIRO NOGI Greece’s Stefani Bismpikou competes on the balance beam during the women’s qualifying round for the artistic gymnastics event at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games yesterday. Bismpikou failed to qualify for the finals. Greece’s athletes got off to a poor start at the Games over the weekend with the excepti >>>


      SIEMENS PROBE RECEIVES A BOOST
      Kathimerin, 11-08-2008
     German, Swiss and Greek prosecutors to join forces in efforts to speed up the corruption investigation The Greek, German and Swiss judicial authorities are joining forces in order to shed light on the Siemens corruption scandal, as they probe where the money from the German company’s slush fund went.

According >>>


      SIEMENS SLUSH PAID FROM 1''8 TO 2002
      Kathimerin, 11-08-2008
     Most of the money paid as kickbacks in Greece was exchanged between 1''8 and 2002, according to former Siemens official Reinhard Siekaczek, as authorities continue their probe into the corruption scandal.

In an interview with Kathimerini, Siekaczeck said he took over the management of funds to be offere >>>


      SOUTH OSSETIA GREEKS ‘SAFE’
      Kathimerin, 11-08-2008
     The Foreign Affairs Ministry said yesterday only a handful of Greeks live in the breakaway Georgian region of South Ossetia, adding that «there was no problem» regarding their safety.

«There is no problem for the ethnic Greeks. There is a family in the region that has been bombed and they are >>>


      WORRIES OVER HIGH DROWNING TOLL
      Kathimerin, 11-08-2008
     More than 150 people have drowned in swimming accidents across Greece so far this summer and the number is expected to double by year–end.

Experts cite two main reasons for the high number, the lack of awareness of risks among the population – due to improper training – and the lack of lifeguards on most >>>


      61E FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM DE LOCARNO. MELGAR, HÉROS D‘UN WEEK–END HISTORIQUE
      Le Temps, 11-08-2008
     Houellebecq, la possibilité d‘un naufrage La compétition Mahmoud Darwich a quitté sa terre Traquer Tricky CULTURE Le Temps I Culture I Article Melgar, héros d‘un week–end historique Fernand Melgar, l’atout de cśur d’un week–end tr';s faste pour le cinéma roma >>>


      A LA CHASSE AUX ACTIONS CHINOISES (SUITE). LES NOUVEAUX DRAGONS BANCAIRES DE CHINE Ŕ LA CONQUĘTE DU MONDE
      Le Temps, 11-08-2008
     EXPANSION. Les deux plus grandes banques du monde sont chinoises. Leurs bilans sont désormais mieux protégés contre une détérioration des crédits.

Myret Zaki Lundi 11 ao$';t 2008 C‘est un changement radical du paysage financier global. Il y a seulement deux ans, les pl >>>


      ANALYSE. ILS R'4;LENT, MAIS ILS ROULENT
      Le Temps, 11-08-2008
     L‘Académie suisse des sciences techniques jette un pavé dans la mare: sans mesures coercitives touchant ŕ la mobilité individuelle, la Suisse ne sera pas pręte ŕ affronter la pénurie pétroli';re noire, plus proche qu‘on ne l‘imagine.

Jean–C >>>


      AU CŚUR DES MARCHÉS. L‘EURO PERD SES APPUIS
      Le Temps, 11-08-2008
     A la chasse aux actions chinoises (suite). Les nouveaux dragons bancaires de Chine ŕ la conquęte du monde La question de la semaine. La détente des cours du pétrole va–t–elle se poursuivre?

Les attraits des hedge funds cotés Analyse. Ils râlent, mais ils roulent FINANCE >>>


      AU PREMIER PLAN. UBS: VERS LES 50 MILLIARDS
      Le Temps, 11-08-2008
     Au premier plan. Myret Zaki Lundi 11 ao$';t 2008 Les affaires d‘UBS ne se sont pas arrangées au 2e trimestre, comme le montreront ses chiffres mardi. La multiplication des litiges aux Etats–Unis et leurs dégâts en termes d‘image ont affecté la gestion de fortune. Les retraits >>>


      BATAILLE DANS LE CIEL HELVÉTIQUE
      Le Temps, 11-08-2008
     Un Tiger en plein exercice. Jugés obsol';tes, les 54 jets de l’armée suisse doivent ętre remplacés. Controversé, leur remplacement est évalué ŕ 2,5 milliards. Wengen (BE), 6 janvier 2004. (photo: AFP) D';s mardi, les candidats au remplacement des avions Tiger de l& >>>


      BRUNO GEHRIG AU CONSEIL D‘ADMINISTRATION D‘UBS
      Le Temps, 11-08-2008
     BANQUE. Le président de Swiss Life occuperait l‘un des quatre si';ges vacants d';s octobre.

Rinny Gremaud Lundi 11 ao$';t 2008 La refonte du conseil d‘administration d‘UBS, annoncée début juillet, avait été tr';s mal reçue par les ma >>>


      C‘EST ENCORE LOIN, LA MER?
      Le Temps, 11-08-2008
     Gilberte Demont, présidente de l‘UDC fribourgeoise. François Mauron Lundi 11 ao$';t 2008 – La premi';re fois que vous avez vu la mer?

– C‘était en 1'68, j‘avais 8 ans. J‘ai été en vacances avec ma grand–m';re dans le sud de la Fra >>>


      CANCELLARA, PREMIER DE CORDÉE
      Le Temps, 11-08-2008
     Fabian Cancellara pose fi';rement. «La médaille est restée sur mon lit pour dormir. Je n’ai pas eu la force de planter un clou dans le mur.» (photo: Keystone) CYCLISME. Le Bernois a débloqué le compteur suisse ŕ Pékin en se parant de bronze, au terme d‘une impressionnante remo >>>


      CARNET JAUNE, MON AMOUR
      Le Temps, 11-08-2008
     Le carnet jaune.La Poste assure qu’il lui co$';te tr';s cher, notamment en mati';re de sécurité. (photo: Daniel Winteregg) PAIEMENTS. Une étude financi';re prône l‘abandon du cél';bre livret de récépissés postaux. Mais l‘objet a d >>>


      COMBATS D‘AFFICHES (20/24). QUAND LE SUCRE RELEVAIT DE LA SÉCURITÉ NATIONALE
      Le Temps, 11-08-2008
     «Oui ŕ du sucre bon marché». La bataille opposa les distributeurs aux producteurs. Berne, 1'70. (photo: Basler Plakatsammlung) En 1'70, les provisions de ménage justifiaient encore un soutien financier massif de la betterave.

D.S. Miéville Lundi 11 ao$';t 2008 Le 1er févr >>>


      DANS L‘ŚIL DE PAOLO WOODS. LE MARGINAL AUX TATOUAGES OLYMPIQUES
      Le Temps, 11-08-2008
     (photo: Paolo Woods) Dans l‘śil de Paolo Woods.

Le Temps Lundi 11 ao$';t 2008 Liu Ming a commencé ŕ se tatouer ŕ 20 ans. Aujourd‘hui, il en a 40 et, malgré sa Grande Muraille sur la joue, les Chinois le prennent pour un étranger.Il travaille comme tatoueur dans u >>>


      FILS DE TYRANS, MAUDITE ENGEANCE
      Le Temps, 11-08-2008
     Oudaď Hussein, du temps de sa flamboyance. Le fils de l’Irakien Saddam avait un penchant certain pour le sadisme. Il prend ici la pause avec son fusil. Bagdad, 12 décembre 2000. (photo: AFP) DICTATEURS. Fric, sexe, alcool et violence. Un cocktail délét';re circule dans les veines des enfants >>>


      HISTOIRE(S) DE GLACIERS MÉCONNUS (1/6). MARCHER SUR UN GLACIER GRONDANT
      Le Temps, 11-08-2008
     Le glacier de Ried peut ętre traversé sans équipement particulier. Sentir, ouďr et voir vivre cette mer de glace qui s‘amenuise est rare et fascinant.

Découverte avec un glaciologue local. Olivier Dessibourg, Gasenried (VS) Lundi 11 ao$';t 2008 Ces villageois ont d$' >>>


      L‘AMBASSADEUR DE CHINE CRITIQUE LES MÉDIAS SUISSES
      Le Temps, 11-08-2008
     Bataille dans le ciel helvétique Stéphane Lathion: «L‘initiative anti–minarets a un aspect émotionnel dangereux» Combats d‘affiches (20/24). Quand le sucre relevait de la sécurité nationale Les CFF investissent dans les trains ŕ deux étages L‘ambassa >>>


      L‘ANCIEN CANDIDAT DÉMOCRATE JOHN EDWARDS AVOUE UNE LIAISON
      Le Temps, 11-08-2008
     ETATS–UNIS. La carri';re politique du brillant avocat ne s‘en rel';vera pas. Luis Lema, New York Lundi 11 ao$';t 2008 Tous les tabloďds américains se délectent depuis samedi: John Edwards, le défenseur des valeurs familiales et du parler vrai, est dans de sales drap >>>


      L‘AVIS DE L‘EXPERT. «LE CIO S‘ESTIME AU–DESSUS DE TOUT»
      Le Temps, 11-08-2008
     Cédric Aguet, avocat. Xavier Vuissoz Lundi 11 ao$';t 2008 Le CIO a estimé que manquer un contrôle antidopage était une faute morale plus importante que de s‘ętre dopé. Il s‘agit d‘un comportement arrogant, le CIO se réservant le droit d‘agir ŕ sa gui >>>


      L‘ESCRIME SUISSE MASCULINE VÉGČTE AU CREUX DE LA VAGUE
      Le Temps, 11-08-2008
     Sale week–end pour Sion et Neuchâtel Xamax SPORT Le Temps I Article L‘escrime suisse masculine vég';te au creux de la vague DECEPTION. Affaiblis moralement par leur non–qualification pour le concours par équipe, les épéistes helvétiques ont le blues.

Isabe >>>


      L‘HOMME DU JOUR. HIROSHI HOKETSU, 44 ANS PLUS TARD...
      Le Temps, 11-08-2008
     L‘homme du jour. Simon Meier Lundi 11 ao$';t 2008 Lui–męme se présente comme un «espoir pour les vieux messieurs». Mais lorsqu‘on insiste trop ŕ propos de la vétusté de ses art';res, Hiroshi Hoketsu, cavalier japonais qui s‘appręte ŕ p >>>


      LA GÉORGIE GAGNÉE PAR LA PEUR
      Le Temps, 11-08-2008
     Soldats géorgiens blessés apr';s un affrontement avec les forces russes. (photo: Keystone) • L‘aviation russe bombarde la Géorgie depuis samedi.

• Des milliers de personnes ont fui les combats. Emmanuel Grynszpan, Tbilissi Lundi 11 ao$';t 2008 «Les Russes ont compl& >>>


      LA PLACE FINANCIČRE DE LONDRES DÉPRIME, APRČS UN AN DE CRISE
      Le Temps, 11-08-2008
     Déluge de mauvaises nouvelles sur la City . La perte historique annoncée par Royal Bank of Scotland n’est que la derni';re d’une série noire: faillites de fonds et licenciements sont le nouveau quotidien des Londoniens. (photo: DR) ROYAUME–UNI. Pr';s de 11% des financiers de la City >>>


      LA QUESTION DE LA SEMAINE. LA DÉTENTE DES COURS DU PÉTROLE VA–T–ELLE SE POURSUIVRE?
      Le Temps, 11-08-2008
     Le baril de brut a perdu 20% depuis ses sommets de 147 dollars du 11juillet. En l‘espace d‘un mois, les certitudes du marché se sont évaporées. Pierre–Alexandre Sallier Lundi 11 ao$';t 2008 Le Temps: le repli des cours du pétrole est–il lié ŕ un reflux de la d >>>


      LA SUISSE PHOTOGRAPHIÉE PAR SES VISITEURS (6/7). CHAMPS ET CONTRECHAMPS BERNOIS
      Le Temps, 11-08-2008
     Contacts Sommaire SOCIETE Carnet jaune, mon amour La vie des autres La Suisse photographiée par ses visiteurs (6/7). Champs et contrechamps bernois C‘est encore loin, la mer?

Un jour, une glace (1/5). Sorbet melon, gingembre et citron SOCIETE Le Temps I Article Champs et contrechamps bernois Notre ph >>>


      LA VIE DES AUTRES
      Le Temps, 11-08-2008
     Etienne Dubuis Lundi 11 ao$';t 2008 Les Finlandais ont remporté une nouvelle fois, aussi bien chez les hommes que chez les femmes, les Championnats du monde de sauna. Ces joutes, qui se disputent depuis 1''', consistent ŕ endurer le plus longtemps possible des températures de plus de 10 >>>


      LE CUBE D‘EAU EN ÉBULLITION
      Le Temps, 11-08-2008
     Michael Phelps a déjŕ mis le feu ŕ la piscine en s’offrant sa premi';re médaille d’or et, par la męme occasion, un premier record du monde.

«C’est une journée intense en émotion pour moi», commente en pleurs l’Américain. (photo: Keystone) NATATION. D';s so >>>


      LES ATTRAITS DES HEDGE FUNDS COTÉS
      Le Temps, 11-08-2008
     Rob Kirkwood , BlackRock Alternative Advisers, division des fonds de fonds alternatifs de BlackRock Lundi 11 ao$';t 2008 Au 15 mai 2008, le secteur européen des hedge fonds cotés (comprenant ŕ la fois les fonds ŕ stratégie unique et les fonds de fonds) représentait pr';s de 1 >>>


      LES AUTORITÉS VAUDOISES EN FORCE Ŕ PÉKIN
      Le Temps, 11-08-2008
     VAUD. Le canton et Lausanne ont défendu la défiscalisation des fédérations sportives.

Frédéric Koller, Pékin Lundi 11 ao$';t 2008 Des représentants de la Municipalité de Lausanne et du canton de Vaud sont venus en nombre ŕ Pékin pour promouvoir la r& >>>


      LES CFF INVESTISSENT DANS LES TRAINS Ŕ DEUX ÉTAGES
      Le Temps, 11-08-2008
     RAIL. Des compositions ŕ deux niveaux plutôt que des rames ICN entre Lausanne et Berne?

Le Temps, avec l‘ATS Lundi 11 ao$';t 2008 De nouveaux trains ŕ deux étages devraient aider les CFF ŕ faire face ŕ la hausse des passagers. L‘entreprise veut lancer un appel d& >>>


      LES ETATS–UNIS MENOTTÉS
      Le Temps, 11-08-2008
     Une intervention américaine est exclue. Luis Lema, New York Lundi 11 ao$';t 2008 Lorsque les avions russes se sont mis ŕ pilonner la Géorgie, George Bush était en train d‘échanger sourires et bon mots avec Vladimir Poutine. Depuis, le premier ministre russe est rentré préc >>>


      LES QUADRILLES SOLAIRES DE SAIGNELÉGIER
      Le Temps, 11-08-2008
     Au Marché–Concours de Saignelégier, 105e édition. (photo: Keystone) JURA. Sous un ciel radieux, le Marché–Concours de chevaux a ravi 55000 personnes venues de partout en Suisse. Doris Leuthard a apprécié.

Serge Jubin Lundi 11 ao$';t 2008 S‘il n‘y avai >>>


      MAHMOUD DARWICH A QUITTÉ SA TERRE
      Le Temps, 11-08-2008
     Mahmoud Darwich,la voix du chagrin palestinien. (photo: Keystone) DISPARITION. Il était amoureux de la Palestine, c‘était du moins son surnom de po';te. L‘écrivain est mort samedi. En exil permanent, il laisse une śuvre poétique immense, marquée par la résistance et >>>


      MOSCOU ÉTALE SA TOUTE–PUISSANCE EN METTANT LE FEU Ŕ LA GÉORGIE
      Le Temps, 11-08-2008
     CONFLIT TERRITORIAL. Alors que Tbilissi appelle ŕ un cessez–le–feu, la Russie reste inflexible.

Le Temps Lundi 11 ao$';t 2008 Apr';s ça, les Russes «s‘en prendront ŕ l‘Ukraine. Ils veulent reconstituer l‘URSS!» raconte un Oss';te qu >>>


      NOUVEL ATTENTAT DANS LA PROVINCE DU XINJIANG
      Le Temps, 11-08-2008
     CHINE. Les extrémistes ouďgours accusés. Frédéric Koller, Pékin Lundi 11 ao$';t 2008 La tręve olympique a été rompue avant męme la cérémonie d‘ouverture, vendredi, avec la guerre en Ossétie du Sud. En Chine, ce sont des attentats attribué >>>


      S‘EXCUSER? JAMAIS!
      Le Temps, 11-08-2008
     Christian Lalive d‘Epinay, professeur, sociologue et anthropologue, Gen';ve Lundi 11 ao$';t 2008 Des experts – souvent autoproclamés – ont affirmé que l‘arrestation d‘Hannibal Kadhafi était une atteinte ŕ l‘honneur du P';re, le leader libyen, >>>


      SALE WEEK–END POUR SION ET NEUCH'4;TEL XAMAX
      Le Temps, 11-08-2008
     FOOTBALL. Les deux clubs romands de Super League s‘inclinent devant Bellinzone et YB.

Le Temps Lundi 11 ao$';t 2008 Une semaine apr';s une victoire convaincante face ŕ Bâle, le FC Sion s‘est montré méconnaissable samedi ŕ Tourbillon devant ses supporters. Batt >>>


      SAVEURS DU FRAN'';AIS. CHINER, FARFOUILLER EN COULEURS
      Le Temps, 11-08-2008
     Saveurs du français. Nicolas Dufour Lundi 11 ao$';t 2008 Cette femme curieuse, ce bonhomme farfouilleur arpentent les allées d‘un marché aux puces. L‘śil perçant, le nez aux aguets, la langue taillée pour le marchandage, ils plongent dans les piles d‘étoffes, n >>>


      SIMPLE PÉQUIN. LA CITÉ DE LA JOIE
      Le Temps, 11-08-2008
     Simple péquin. Frédéric Koller Lundi 11 ao$';t 2008 Un accueil ŕ la pékinoise. Sans faute note. Arrivé dans l‘aéroport flambant neuf de la capitale chinoise, je profite d‘une voiture olympique pour gagner le centre–ville grâce ŕ la rencontre fortuite >>>


      SOS JARGON. ACTION A, H ET RED CHIP
      Le Temps, 11-08-2008
     SOS jargon. Le Temps Lundi 11 ao$';t 2008 Les actions chinoises se décomposent en plusieurs classes. Les plus faciles d‘acc';s pour les étrangers sont les actions H, cotées ŕ Hongkong. Regroupées dans l‘indice Hang Seng China Incorporated Index (HSCEI), il s‘agit >>>


      STRATČGES ET INVESTISSEURS CHASSENT LES ACTIONS CHINOISES BON MARCHÉ
      Le Temps, 11-08-2008
     EMERGENTS. Le récent krach a créé des opportunités, notamment dans les valeurs pétroli';res.

Jean–Pascal Baechler Lundi 11 ao$';t 2008 «Nous achetons les actions chinoises qui nous semblent bon marché.» Pour Mark Mobius, spécialiste des march&# >>>


      STÉPHANE LATHION: «L‘INITIATIVE ANTI–MINARETS A UN ASPECT ÉMOTIONNEL DANGEREUX»
      Le Temps, 11-08-2008
     CAMPAGNE. Pour le spécialiste de l‘islam Stéphane Lathion, le Conseil fédéral a bien agi en se distanciant tr';s rapidement du texte. Mais de nouvelles réactions vives ne sont pas exclues.

Valérie de Graffenried Lundi 11 ao$';t 2008 L‘initiative qui veut >>>


      SUEURS FROIDES POUR TEL–AVIV
      Le Temps, 11-08-2008
     Des militaires israéliens «conseillent» la Géorgie. Serge Dumont, Tel–Aviv Lundi 11 ao$';t 2008 Quatri';me producteur mondial d‘équipements militaires, Israël est devenu l‘un des trois principaux fournisseurs d‘armes de la Géorgie. Outre les dro >>>


      TRAQUER TRICKY
      Le Temps, 11-08-2008
     Tricky , sa gueule cassée, ses tatouages. Et, surtout, son art du murmure dans une décharge de sons électriques. (photo: Keystone) TRIP–HOP. Le festival For Noise s‘est achevé samedi ŕ Pully. Rencontre avec l‘homme qui murmure, star de Bristol, dont le concert était aussi >>>


      UN AUTRE CONTEXTE
      Le Temps, 11-08-2008
     Bernard Wuthrich Lundi 11 ao$';t 2008 Deux milliards et demi pour acheter de nouveaux avions de combat. Cette question promet d‘agiter les esprits ces deux prochaines années. Et la réponse qu‘on lui apportera ne pourra faire l‘économie de réflexions approfondies sur l‘u >>>


      UN JOUR, UNE GLACE (1/5). SORBET MELON, GINGEMBRE ET CITRON
      Le Temps, 11-08-2008
     Un jour, une glace (1/5). Anne Weber Lundi 11 ao$';t 2008 A l‘origine de ce sorbet, une recette de confiture imaginée par Elisabeth Scotto, journaliste culinaire de talent, pour un hebdomadaire féminin français.

Le mariage entre la saveur suave du melon et les notes plus vives du cit >>>


      &#3'RISING FOOD PRICES DENT PROFITABILITY&#8217;
      Arab News, 11-08-2008
     K.S. Ramkumar I Arab News Vishal Tikku JEDDAH: Perhaps the greatest issue at present is the global crisis in food commodity prices along with currencies rising and falling against the US dollar, which is badly hitting profitability in Middle East–Gulf region and forcing difficult decisions on pricing and consumer >>>


      MADINAH KEC STRIVES TO ATTRACT INVESTORS: BAWAZIR
      Arab News, 11-08-2008
     Khalil Hanware I Arab News MAMMOTH PROJECT: An artists rendering of Business Center at the Madinah Knowledge Economic City. (AN photo)

JEDDAH: Madinah Knowledge Economic City (KEC), a symbol of Saudi Arabias pride and an icon of successful diversification of the Kingdoms economy, has geared up to attract invest >>>


      NEW ECONOMIC CHALLENGES HAMPER YUAN&#8217;S RISE
      Arab News, 11-08-2008
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New economic challenges hamper yuans rise Joan Feng | AFP

SHANGHAI: At a time when the worlds top athletes strive to set records at the Beijing Olympics, the Chinese currency has unexpectedly put on hold its steady move toward new highs.

Over the past nine >>>


      NO–ONE IS IMMUNE TO CREDIT CRUNCH
      Arab News, 11-08-2008
     Mushtak Parker I Arab News LONDON: As governments the world over contemplate the fallout of the first anniversary of the global credit crunch a few days ago, the signs are that things are going to get much worse before they start improving.

Perhaps it is a cliché to stress that no–one is immune to >>>


      A PERFECT SENSE OF LIFE
      Arab News, 11-08-2008
     Adil Salahi | Arab News Sometimes the advocates of Islam and those who are profoundly religious give the impression that the way they go about life leaves no room for relaxation or entertainment. They appear to be too serious in their approach, even when the matter in hand should be taken lightly. Such an image tends to >>>


      ASPIRING FOR THE BEST
      Arab News, 11-08-2008
     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 >>>


      COLOR IN ALL CREATION
      Arab News, 11-08-2008
     Commentary by Sayyid Qutb In the Name of God, the Lord of Grace, the Ever Merciful Are you not aware that God sends down water from the skies, with which We bring forth fruits of different colors? In the mountains there are streaks of white and red of various shades, as well as others jet–black. Similarly, human b >>>


      FAIRNESS IN TREATING WIVES
      Arab News, 11-08-2008
     Adil Salahi | Arab News Q. Is it true that God says that we can marry up to four wives provided that we maintain fairness in treating them, but since we are human, it is impossible for us to do so?

Emran Khan A. Some people try to paint this picture as you have described, for one of two reasons: Either to say t >>>


      LEAVING TIME FOR ENTERTAINMENT
      Arab News, 11-08-2008
     Adil Salahi I Arab News MANY Muslims avoid discussing the subject of entertainment because they fear that they will end up with a verdict that much of what they do for entertainment is wrong and cannot be approved by Islam. Yet this is a wrong perception, resulting from the fact that many Muslim countries went through a >>>


      OBSESSIVE THOUGHTS
      Arab News, 11-08-2008
     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 >>>


      THE DISCOURSE
      Arab News, 11-08-2008
     Adil Salahi I Arab News Q. Please comment on those people who claim that wearing a beard is not important from the Islamic point of view. They even say that it is not something to talk about. However, Imam Muhammad ibn Al–Hasan reports a Hadith which states that "Ibn Omar used to hold his beard with one hand >>>


      THE MESSENGER’S ROLE
      Arab News, 11-08-2008
     Commentary by Sayyid Qutb In the Name of God, the Lord of Grace, the Ever Merciful The blind and the seeing are not equal; nor are darkness and light; nor the (cooling) shade and the scorching heat; and neither are equal the living and the dead. God can make hear whoever He wills, whereas you cannot make those who are i >>>


      &#8216;BRITISH COUNCIL HELPS PEOPLE DEVELOP AND GROW&#8217;
      Arab News, 11-08-2008
     Hassnaa Mokhtar I Arab News JEDDAH: With an aim to help people develop, grow and become self–sufficient, the British Council in Jeddah shed light yesterday on some of its projects and activities which are to take place over the next few years.

Amani Fairak, assistant director for creativity projects, said >>>


      15 HELD ON BOOTLEGGING, GAY PROSTITUTION CHARGES
      Arab News, 11-08-2008
     M. Ghazanfar Ali Khan I Arab News RIYADH: Two Filipino workers were arrested on suspicion of engaging in homosexual prostitution and 13 other Filipinos were detained on charges of liquor trading and consumption in two separate raids here on Saturday.

Roussel R. Reyes, vice consul and third secretary who heads t >>>


      8,031 DIVORCE APPLICATIONS
      Arab News, 11-08-2008
     Arab News RIYADH: Courts in four major Saudi cities looked into a total of 8,031 divorce applications last year, 1,286 of which were reconciled, the daily Al–Jazirah reported yesterday. There were 5,'23 requests for divorce in Riyadh alone, with 678 ending through reconciliation; 1,001 in Jeddah, with 210 reco >>>


      CHILD MARRIAGE CASE POSTPONED
      Arab News, 11-08-2008
     Arab News ABHA: The Wadi Bin–Hasheel court has postponed the trial of a Saudi father who married his 10–year–old daughter to a man in his 70s, as the bride and bridegroom failed to appear in court, Al–Madinah newspaper reported yesterday. The trial is now set for Sept. 10, as only the girls fathe >>>


      CONVICTS&#8217; KIN FACE DEPORTATION
      Arab News, 11-08-2008
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Convicts kin face deportation Arab News

MAKKAH: Authorities have started implementing a decision to deport the non–Saudi dependents of convicted criminals, Al–Madinah newspaper reported yesterday. The families face deportation if any of the members commi >>>


      ILLEGALS THRIVE ON DEMOLITION
      Arab News, 11-08-2008
     Badea Abu Al–Naja I Arab News STRIKING RICH: African overstayers dig through debris of demolished buildings in Makkah in the hope of striking something valuable. (AN photo by Badea Abu Al–Naja)

MAKKAH: The demolition of buildings around the Grand Mosque is a source of wealth for not only real estate >>>


      MAKKAH POLICE RELEASE CRIME STAT
      Arab News, 11-08-2008
     Arab News MAKKAH: A total of 27,882 crimes ranging from theft to murder were committed in the slums of the holy city last year, according to a statistical report issued by Makkah police, Al–Watan newspaper reported yesterday. Maj. Abdul Mohsen Al–Mayman, spokesman for Makkah police, said the crimes included >>>


      MAN&#8217;S JOKE FALLS FLAT ON WIFE
      Arab News, 11-08-2008
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Mans joke falls flat on wife Arab News

JEDDAH: A jealous wife left her home and children after her husband teased her by making her listen to an audio clip of a girl talking sensuously on his cell phone, Al–Eqtisadiah newspaper reported. The husband had return >>>


      SRI LANKA CITES ABUSE, DECIDES TO SEND FEWER MAIDS TO MIDDLE EAST
      Arab News, 11-08-2008
     Sarah Abdullah I Arab News JEDDAH: Sri Lanka is planning to trim the number of maids employed in the Middle East, a labor official has reportedly said.

Kingsley Ranawaka, chairman of the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE), was recently quoted by an international media source as saying that Lankan la >>>


      TIRES OF IRAN AIR JET CATCH FIRE
      Arab News, 11-08-2008
     Galal Fakkar I Arab News JEDDAH: An Iran Air passenger plane was forced to abort takeoff in Jeddah on Saturday after two tires burst and caught fire.

The Airbus 300 carrying 286 passengers from Jeddah to Tehran had been picking speed to take off from King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) when two back tir >>>


      WAMY HOLDING YOUTH CAMPS ACROSS THE WORLD
      Arab News, 11-08-2008
     Mohammed Rasooldeen I Arab News RIYADH: The World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY) is organizing more than 100 summer camps throughout the world to inculcate social, cultural and family values in the minds of young men and women.

"Thousands of people will participate in the organizations programs," sai >>>


      &#8216;LINTON, CHIRAC BLOCKED KARADZIC&#8217;S ARREST&#8217;
      Arab News, 11-08-2008
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Clinton, Chirac blocked Karadzics arrest DPA

BELGRADE: Former US and French Presidents Bill Clinton and Jacques Chirac "personally" blocked plans to arrest the Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, wanted for a genocide trial over the past 13 years, a form >>>


      BAJAUR OFFENSIVE LEAVES 100 DEAD
      Arab News, 11-08-2008
     Habib Khan I AP KHAR, Pakistan: Pakistani forces bombed dozens of houses in a tribal region near the Afghan border yesterday, officials and witnesses said, amid reports that days of clashes have killed at least 100 insurgents and nine paramilitary troops.

Details have been scarce about the military offensive in >>>


      DUBAI POLICE ANNOUNCE ARREST IN SINGER&#8217;S MURDER
      Arab News, 11-08-2008
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Dubai police announce arrest in singers murder Shadiah Abdullah, Arab News

DUBAI: Police announced yesterday that they have arrested a 3'–year–old Arab man suspected of murdering the Lebanese singer Suzan Tamim.

The suspect had fled the emir >>>


      IRAN UNMOVED BY SANCTIONS THREAT OVER NUCLEAR STANCE
      Arab News, 11-08-2008
     Reuters TEHRAN: Iran will not back down on its nuclear stance despite the threat of tighter sanctions, Iranian media quoted a government spokesman as saying yesterday.

Britain, France, Germany and the United States are considering imposing sanctions that go beyond existing UN measures against Tehran over its nu >>>


      IRAQ DEMANDS US SET TROOP PULLOUT TIME
      Arab News, 11-08-2008
     Mohammed Abbas | Reuters Hoshiyar Zebari BAGHDAD: The United States must provide a "very clear timeline" to withdraw its troops from Iraq as part of an agreement allowing them to stay beyond this year, Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshiyar Zebari said yesterday.

It was the strongest public assertion yet tha >>>


      KARZAI URGES MILITARY ACTION IN PAKISTAN
      Arab News, 11-08-2008
     Rahim Faiez I AP KABUL: President Hamid Karzai said yesterday that airstrikes carried out in Afghan villages by US and NATO troops are only killing civilians and that the international community should instead go after terror centers in Pakistan.

Speaking under a tree on the grounds of the presidential palace, >>>


      KHALEDA LIKELY TO BE FREED UNCONDITIONALLY
      Arab News, 11-08-2008
     Anis Ahmed I Reuters DHAKA: The release of detained former Bangladesh Prime Minister Khaleda Zia is expected soon, and probably without any conditions attached, top officials in the army–backed interim government said on the weekend.

"She is going to be freed soon, unconditionally," retired majo >>>


      OPPONENTS PREPARE CHARGE SHEET AGAINST MUSHARRAF
      Arab News, 11-08-2008
     Azhar Masood, Arab News ISLAMABAD: On the eve of a Parliament session called to impeach Musharraf, a joint committee of the Pakistan Muslim League (N) and Pakistan Peoples Party yesterday prepared a charge sheet against the president. The committee includes Information Minister Sherry Rehman, Law Minister Farooq Naek, F >>>


      PALESTINIANS MOURN NATION&#8217;S POET
      Arab News, 11-08-2008
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Palestinians mourn nations poet AP

RAMALLAH: Flags were lowered to half–staff at West Bank government buildings yesterday, ushering in three days of mourning for poet Mahmud Darwish, who helped forge the Palestinians national identity and gave a voice to their >>>


      PAWAR BACKS SINGH AS NEXT PM
      Arab News, 11-08-2008
     Nilofar Suhrawardy I Arab News NEW DELHI: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar has said that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was the ruling coalitions "natural choice" for prime ministership after the coming elections. "If we want someone who is non–controversial then Manmohan Singh is >>>


      PHILIPPINE TROOPS POUND MORO FIGHTERS
      Arab News, 11-08-2008
     Nikko Dizon I INS PIKIT, North Cotabato: Philippine Air Force planes yesterday bombed suspected Moro rebel positions and ground troops pounded them with cannons and mortars after hundreds of fighters defied a government ultimatum to withdraw.

Eyewitness accounts put government casualties at three dead, while of >>>


      RUSSIA TAKES S. OSSETIA TOWN
      Arab News, 11-08-2008
     Agencies ITS ALL OVER FOR GEORGIA: Russian soldiers drive past destroyed Georgian tanks in Tskhinvali. (Reuters)

TSKHINVALI, Georgia: Russian troops and tanks took the capital of the separatist Georgian region of South Ossetia yesterday after a bloody three–day battle as Georgian forces retreated and decl >>>


      SUICIDE BOMBER KILLS 6 IN ALGERIA
      Arab News, 11-08-2008
     Reuters ZEMMOURI, Algeria: A suicide car bomb attack on security forces killed at least six civilians east of Algiers late on Saturday, the second such blast this month, authorities said yesterday.

Interior Minister Noureddine Yazid Zerhouni told state radio six civilians were killed and 18 injured in the attac >>>


      AFTER ANTHRAX SCIENTIST‘S THREATS, COUNSELOR FACED A HARD CHOICE
      Washington Post, 11-08-2008
     On the morning of July 10, Jean C. Duley decided she had a phone call to make. She had agonized all night. Her counseling client, Bruce E. Ivins, had announced in a group therapy session the evening before that he was a suspect in the 2001 anthrax investigation and had a plan to kill his co–workers.

From >>>


      AP EXCLUSIVE: US DISREGARDED EXPERTS OVER BIOLAB
      Washington Post, 11-08-2008
     WASHINGTON –– The Homeland Security Department swept aside evaluations of government experts and named Mississippi _ home to powerful U.S. lawmakers with sway over the agency _ as a top location for a new $451 million, national laboratory to study some of the world‘s most virulent biological threats, a >>>


      CREDIT CRISIS TRIGGERS UNPRECEDENTED U.S. RESPONSE
      Washington Post, 11-08-2008
     ', 2008; A01 Since the credit crisis erupted a year ago, the Bush administration has presided over one of the broadest expansions of the government into private lending in U.S. history, risking public money to prop up financial firms both large and small.

The administration has transformed federal agencies >>>


      DETAINEE MAY NOT GO FREE AFTER SENTENCE
      Washington Post, 11-08-2008
     By Josh WhiteWashington Post Staff WritersSunday, August 10, 2008; A01 The short sentence a military jury handed down this week to the first man convicted of terrorism–related charges at a Guantanamo Bay trial has taken the Defense Department by surprise, spurring high–level discussions about what to do with >>>


      EDWARDS ADMITS HE HAD AN AFFAIR
      Washington Post, 11-08-2008
     By Howard Kurtz and Lois RomanoWashington Post Staff WritersSaturday, August ', 2008; A01 Former presidential candidate John Edwards admitted yesterday that he had an extramarital affair with a filmmaker working for his campaign and repeatedly lied about it, but he denied that he fathered her 5–month–old >>>


      FBI APOLOGIZES TO POST, TIMES
      Washington Post, 11-08-2008
     A04 FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III apologized to two newspaper editors yesterday for what he said was a recently uncovered breach of their reporters‘ phone records in the course of a national security investigation nearly four years ago.

Mueller called the top editors at The Washington Post and the Ne >>>



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