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      FAITHFUL EMAIL THEIR PRAYERS
      Kathimerin, 15-08-2008
     Authorities at the Church of the Virgin Mary on the island of Tinos, one of the most sacred pilgrimage sites in the country, say they have received hundreds of e–mails from Orthodox faithful living abroad and in Greece.

The church authorities said their e–mail address had been bombarded with some 50 >>>


      FRESH US PRESSURE OVER NAME
      Kathimerin, 15-08-2008
     Dispute with Athens should not bar FYROM from NATO, Rice says as Nimetz prepares for more talks US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice yesterday reiterated Washington’s conviction that the Macedonia name issue should not obstruct Skopje’s bid to join NATO, as a United Nations mediator entrusted with resolving the name s >>>


      HELIOS AIRWAYS FLIGHT 522...
      Kathimerin, 15-08-2008
     M. KARAYIANNIS/PHASMA Relatives of some of the 121 people killed when Helios Airways Flight 522 crashed at Grammatiko, NE of Athens, three years ago attend a memorial service at the crash site yesterday. Cyprus’s chief prosecutor Petros Clerides pledged that anyone found responsible for the accident would face prosecuti >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 15-08-2008
     GEORGIA CONFLICT Ethnic Greek among victims in South Ossetia clashes A 78–year–old ethnic Greek has been killed during clashes between Russian and Georgian forces in the city of Tskhinvali in the breakaway province of South Ossetia. The Foreign Ministry said that Ivan Michailidis was killed during the second >>>


      ONE DEAD, ONE INJURED AT HANDS OF PARTNERS
      Kathimerin, 15-08-2008
     In two cases of extreme domestic violence yesterday, a 67–year–old pensioner murdered his 50–year–old partner in Volos, central Greece, while a 41–year–old man stabbed his 23–year–old wife more than 30 times in Pella, northern Greece, leaving her hospitalized.

In >>>


      PAVLIDIS CASE A SOURCE OF UNREST
      Kathimerin, 15-08-2008
     The government insisted yesterday that it had no prior knowledge of the dispute between former Aegean Minister Aristoteles Pavlidis and a shipowner, as pressure grew on Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis to take action over the blackmail allegations.

Sources in Karamanlis’s office said that they only became aware >>>


      TRAFFIC RESPITE ONLY TEMPORARY
      Kathimerin, 15-08-2008
     Roads in Athens will be at their emptiest over the next few days due to the large number of people who have left the city for their vacations, but transport engineers are warning that from September onward, congestion will only get worse unless changes are made.

Speaking to Kathimerini, transport expert Panos P >>>


      USA SLAM DUNKS GREECE AT BEIJING OLYMPICS
      Kathimerin, 15-08-2008
     NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP The USA’s LeBron James prepares to execute a reverse dunk as Greece’s Costas Tsatsaris looks on during yesterday’s Group B basketball match at the Beijing Games. The USA beat Greece '2–6'. Greece must now win at least one of its two remaining games, against Angola and China to go throug >>>


      61E FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE LOCARNO. «NOUS VOULONS UN LOCARNO PLUS FORT»
      Le Temps, 15-08-2008
     Nanni Moretti, un créateur ŕ l‘exigence joueuse A Nyon, le scintillement des arts vivants Claudio Abbado, l‘ensorceleur CULTURE Le Temps I Culture I Article «Nous voulons un Locarno plus fort» DEBAT. Chef de la Section cinéma ŕ Berne, Nicolas Bideau répond au préside >>>


      A NYON, LE SCINTILLEMENT DES ARTS VIVANTS
      Le Temps, 15-08-2008
     SPECTACLES. Boules ŕ facettes, clown et musique au château, le far débute sur une note disco.

Marie–Pierre Genecand Vendredi 15 ao$';t 2008 ''. Dans la cour de l‘Usine ŕ gaz ŕ Nyon, '' boules ŕ facettes de toutes les tailles accueillent le visiteu >>>


      AIME CEUX QUE TU FILMES
      Le Temps, 15-08-2008
     ANTOINE CATTIN. Le fabuleux destin d‘un Jurassien devenu cinéaste russe qui présente un chef–d‘śuvre documentaire ŕ Locarno: «La M';re», sur les écrans romands d';s mercredi.

Thierry Jobin, Locarno Vendredi 15 ao$';t 2008 «Vous >>>


      ANKARA APPELLE L‘IRAN AU DIALOGUE
      Le Temps, 15-08-2008
     TURQUIE. La diplomatie turque entend jouer le rôle de facilitateur dans le dossier nucléaire iranien.

Delphine Nerbollier, Istanbul Vendredi 15 ao$';t 2008 La visite de deux jours de Mahmoud Ahmadinejad en Turquie aura fait des vagues avant męme sa réalisation, tout d‘abord en T >>>


      BERNARD NICOD: «LE MARCHÉ ROMAND RESTE SAIN, MĘME S‘IL Y A MOINS DE TRANSACTIONS»
      Le Temps, 15-08-2008
     IMMOBILIER. No 1 dans le canton de Vaud, également présent ŕ Gen';ve, le promoteur reste confiant sur les éléments fondamentaux de la demande de logements. Les prix vont continuer ŕ se calmer, estime–t–il.

Yves Genier Vendredi 15 ao$';t 2008 Le Temps: Les >>>


      CLAUDIO ABBADO, L‘ENSORCELEUR
      Le Temps, 15-08-2008
     FESTIVAL. Le chef milanais s‘est une fois de plus montré au meilleur de sa forme mercredi soir, lors du concert d‘ouverture de Lucerne consacré ŕ la musique française – Debussy, Ravel, Berlioz.

Julian Sykes, Lucerne Vendredi 15 ao$';t 2008 L‘orchestre a dé >>>


      COMBAT D‘AFFICHES (22/24). LA LONGUE GESTATION DE LA SOLUTION DU DÉLAI
      Le Temps, 15-08-2008
     Le 25 septembre 1'77, le peuple balaie un projet visant ŕ décriminaliser l‘avortement pendant les douze premi';res semaines de la grossesse.

Valérie de Graffenried Vendredi 15 ao$';t 2008 En 1'71, 107 femmes et 31 «tierces personnes» ont été cond >>>


      COUP DE FROID SUR L‘EUROPE
      Le Temps, 15-08-2008
     L‘économie s‘est contractée au deuxi';me trimestre, une premi';re depuis la création de l‘euro.

Ram Etwareea Vendredi 15 ao$';t 2008 La menace de récession est désormais réelle dans la zone euro×. Pour la premi';re fois depuis >>>


      DEUX SIČCLES DE TUMULTES ENTRE MOSCOU ET TBILISSI
      Le Temps, 15-08-2008
     Christian Zeender retrace l‘histoire édifiante des relations entre la Russie et la Géorgie.

Christian Zeender Vendredi 15 ao$';t 2008 La présence des chars russes ŕ Gori, ville natale de Staline, signifie certainement un point de non–retour dans les relations tumultueuses >>>


      EN ALLEMAGNE, LE SPDFLIRTE AVEC L‘EXTRĘME GAUCHE
      Le Temps, 15-08-2008
     COALITION. Dans le Land de Hesse, les sociaux–démocrates misent sur «die Linke».

Yves Petignat Vendredi 15 ao$';t 2008 Tenace, parfois autoritaire, ne cachant pas ses ambitions et le go$';t qui lui est venu pour le pouvoir, Andrea Ypsilanti, la cheffe de file des sociaux&nda >>>


      HISTOIRE(S) DE GLACIERS MÉCONNUS (5/6). TRIENT, MINE Ŕ GLA'';ONS GÉANTS
      Le Temps, 15-08-2008
     Autrefois, 20000 ŕ 30000 kg de glace étaient extraits chaque jour du glacier, et expédiés ŕ Marseille, Lyon ou Paris. Aujourd‘hui, Trient tire sa langue ridée sur un miroir de roches.

Marco Danesi Vendredi 15 ao$';t 2008 Les mots dessinés de Rodolphe Töpffer >>>


      INVESTIR Ŕ LONG TERME
      Le Temps, 15-08-2008
     Jean–Claude Péclet Vendredi 15 ao$';t 2008 La voilŕ donc plus proche de nous, cette fameuse «crise du crédit» dont les milliards évaporés avaient jusqu‘ici quelque chose d‘abstrait – sauf bien s$';r pour les banques et les investisseurs. L‘ >>>


      L‘AN DE DISGR'4;CE 2008 POUR ROGER FEDERER, BATTU PAR JAMES BLAKE
      Le Temps, 15-08-2008
     TENNIS. Le Bâlois est privé de médaille olympique en simple, son objectif prioritaire, par un joueur qui lui vouait une admiration sans bornes. Tout un symbole.

Christian Despont, Pékin Vendredi 15 ao$';t 2008 En un mois, Roger Federer vient de perdre ses illusions les plus ch' >>>


      L‘EFFICACITÉ DU FREIN AUX HEDGE FUNDS CONTESTÉE
      Le Temps, 15-08-2008
     SPECULATION. Le gendarme boursier n‘a pas pu protéger les actions de 1' institutions financi';res en suspendant les ventes ŕ découvert.

Yves Genier Vendredi 15 ao$';t 2008 La SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) est–elle parvenue ŕ protéger les princip >>>


      L‘ETAT SOUTIENT LA PLAGE DES SIX–POMPES
      Le Temps, 15-08-2008
     Daniel Schouwey, secrétaire général adjoint du Département de l‘éducation, de la culture et des sports, Neuchâtel.

Vendredi 15 ao$';t 2008 Contrairement ŕ ce que vous affirmez dans votre article (LT du 31.07.2008), depuis une douzaine d‘années, l‘ >>>


      L‘HISTOIRE DU JOUR. L‘HOMME QUI N‘A PAS VOULU DE SA MÉDAILLE
      Le Temps, 15-08-2008
     L‘histoire du jour. LT/AFP Vendredi 15 ao$';t 2008 Coup de théâtre! Vice–champion olympique de lutte gréco–romaine ŕ Ath';nes, le Suédois Ara Abrahamian a abandonné la médaille de bronze qu‘il a glanée dans la catégorie des – 84 ki >>>


      L‘HOMME DU JOUR. ALAIN BERNARD, LA RUÉE VERS L‘OR
      Le Temps, 15-08-2008
     L‘homme du jour. Alain Bernard Vendredi 15 ao$';t 2008 Il le confessera plus tard. Sur le plot, avant le départ, il a vu sa jambe gauche trembler. Alain Bernard, 1,'6 m pour 88 kg, savait qu‘il plongeait peut–ętre dans les eaux d‘une nouvelle vie, vers un titre olympique qui >>>


      L‘HUMANITÉ AMPHIBIE
      Le Temps, 15-08-2008
     NATATION. La discipline connaît une évolution phénoménale, matérialisée par des records du monde incessants. Enquęte.

Christian Despont, Pékin Vendredi 15 ao$';t 2008 Au repos, seuls ses abdominaux intriguent, dans des proportions moins nettes, probablement, que so >>>


      L‘ÉVOLUTION DE LA TECHNIQUE REMET EN QUESTION L‘AVENIR DES TRAINS QUI PENCHENT
      Le Temps, 15-08-2008
     RAIL. Les CFF hésitent ŕ acheter des rames inclinables pour l‘axe du Plateau. Le mod';le révolutionnaire aurait–il vécu? Bernard Wuthrich, Berne Vendredi 15 ao$';t 2008 Les CFF vont–ils lâcher la technologie des trains inclinables (ICN), ces trains dans lesquels >>>


      LA BOURSE SUISSE. LÉGČRE PROGRESSION
      Le Temps, 15-08-2008
     FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article Lég';re progression La bourse suisse.

BCGE Private Banking Vendredi 15 ao$';t 2008 Jeudi, le marché suisse est parvenu ŕ afficher une lég';re progression grâce au soutien non négligeable de UBS. Aux Etats–Unis, les p >>>


      LA MENACE D‘UNE RÉCESSION PLANE SUR L‘ÉCONOMIE EUROPÉENNE
      Le Temps, 15-08-2008
     UNE Le Temps I Article La menace d‘une récession plane sur l‘économie européenne CONJONCTURE. Au 2e trimestre, le PIB a reculé de 0,2% dans la zone euro.

Le Temps Vendredi 15 ao$';t 2008 C‘est une premi';re depuis l‘introduction de la monnaie unique en >>>


      LA SIXIČME EXTINCTION DES ESPČCES N‘EST PAS UNE FATALITÉ
      Le Temps, 15-08-2008
     BIODIVERSITE. Un mammif';re sur quatre et un oiseau sur huit menacés de disparaître sous l‘effet de l‘activité humaine.

Christiane Galus, Le Monde Vendredi 15 ao$';t 2008 L‘esp';ce humaine, forte de 6,7milliards d‘individus, a tellement modifié >>>


      LA TENTATION DE L‘INTERDIT POUR COMBATTRE LES CUITES DES JEUNES
      Le Temps, 15-08-2008
     ZURICH. Les cantons alémaniques misent prioritairement sur des mesures répressives en mati';re de consommation d‘alcool. Mais elles restent peu utilisées dans la pratique.

Catherine Cossy Vendredi 15 ao$';t 2008 Les démęlés de Gen';ve et Lausanne avec d >>>


      LA VIE DES AUTRES
      Le Temps, 15-08-2008
     Stéphane Bonvin Vendredi 15 ao$';t 2008 «Ils» ne pensent qu‘ŕ «ça». Et męme quand «ils» sont vieux. Selon une étude américaine, 68% des hommes qui ont entre 57 ans et 82 ans pensent ŕ «ça».

Et «le» f >>>


      LA VRAIE RAISON DE LA GUERRE EN GÉORGIE
      Le Temps, 15-08-2008
     Bernard Guetta× pense que, si le président géorgien, Mikhaďl Saakachvili, a joué les apprentis sorciers avec le Kremlin, c‘est que l‘incohérence des Occidentaux vis–ŕ–vis de Moscou l‘y a incité. Il est temps pour eux de repenser leur politique russe. >>>


      LE CASSE–TĘTE DE L‘ACCUEIL DES DÉTENUS DE GUANTANAMO
      Le Temps, 15-08-2008
     PROTECTION. Un Libyen risque d‘ętre persécuté dans son pays si la Suisse n‘intervient pas.

Valérie de Graffenried Vendredi 15 ao$';t 2008 Abdul Ra‘ouf al–Qassim a fini par ętre reconnu innocent par les Etats–Unis apr';s six ans passés da >>>


      LE CONFLIT RUSSO–GÉORGIEN REMET EN CAUSE LES LIENS QUE WASHINGTON A TISSÉS AVEC MOSCOU
      Le Temps, 15-08-2008
     ETATS–UNIS. La guerre entre la Russie et la Géorgie a été vécue de façon tr';s émotionnelle outre–Atlantique. Avec la fin apparente des hostilités se pose la question de la capacité américaine ŕ répondre ŕ une crise impliquant un allié >>>


      LE TOURNANT LE PLUS DÉCISIF EN EUROPE DEPUIS LA CHUTE DU MUR
      Le Temps, 15-08-2008
     André Glucksmann et Bernard–Henri Lévy se demandent si l‘ordre va régner ŕ Tbilissi comme il a régné ŕ Budapest en 1'56 et ŕ Prague en 1'68. Pour eux, une seule réponse européenne s‘impose: il faut sauver la démocratie géorgienne, mena >>>


      LE TRANSTOURNE, POMME DE DISCORDE
      Le Temps, 15-08-2008
     NEUCHATEL. Une alternative au Transrun sort du bois. Pierre–Emmanuel Buss Vendredi 15 ao$';t 2008 Remplacer le Transrun, projet de liaison ferroviaire rapide entre Neuchâtel et La Chaux–de–Fonds, par le Transtourne, qui relierait les deux villes via Chambrelien et Le Locle. De prime abord, >>>


      LES CONSOMMATEURS SUISSES ONT LE MORAL EN BERNE, MAIS ACHČTENT TOUJOURS
      Le Temps, 15-08-2008
     Qui est le mystérieux acheteur de la villa la plus ch';re du monde? Bernard Nicod: «Le marché romand reste sain, męme s‘il y a moins de transactions» Swiss Life se renforce dans les services financiers Retenu trois mois, Martin Liechti est rentré en Suisse ECONOMIE Le Temps >>>


      LES «MAIRES–SHÉRIFS» IMPOSENT L‘ORDRE DANS LES VILLES ITALIENNES
      Le Temps, 15-08-2008
     ITALIE. Depuis le retour de Silvio Berlusconi, la droite au pouvoir durcit le ton en mati';re d‘ordre public en multipliant les interdits. Mais elle n‘est pas seule. Le centre gauche s‘y met aussi.

Salvatore Aloďse, Rome, Le Monde Vendredi 15 ao$';t 2008 De la «prime >>>


      NANNI MORETTI, UN CRÉATEUR Ŕ L‘EXIGENCE JOUEUSE
      Le Temps, 15-08-2008
     EN VEDETTE. Le tr';s attendu hôte d‘honneur du festival l‘a égayé en endossant son rôle de «simple spectateur».

Norbert Creutz, Locarno Vendredi 15 ao$';t 2008 Syndrome de la diva? Au contraire du Finlandais Aki Kaurismäki l‘an dernier, Nanni >>>


      NEUCH'4;TEL DEVRA MODIFIER LA STRUCTURE DE SON ECOLE
      Le Temps, 15-08-2008
     NEUCHATEL. La baisse des effectifs pourrait faire passer l‘élargissement de la grille horaire.

Serge Jubin Vendredi 15 ao$';t 2008 Ce qui pourrait ętre la derni';re rentrée scolaire de Sylvie Perrinjaquet en tant que ministre neuchâteloise de l‘Education, lundi 18 >>>


      QUI EST LE MYSTÉRIEUX ACHETEUR DE LA VILLA LA PLUS CHČRE DU MONDE?
      Le Temps, 15-08-2008
     IMMOBILIER. Située entre Nice et Monaco, la Léopolda aurait trouvé preneur. Un oligarque russe aurait déboursé plusieurs centaines de millions d‘euros pour cette maison «royale».

Paul Barelli et Claire Gatinois, Le Monde Vendredi 15 ao$';t 2008 Qui a acheté >>>


      RETENU TROIS MOIS, MARTIN LIECHTI EST RENTRÉ EN SUISSE
      Le Temps, 15-08-2008
     ECONOMIE Le Temps I Economie I Article Retenu trois mois, Martin Liechti est rentré en Suisse EVASION FISCALE. Le directeur d‘UBS est un témoin clé dans l‘affaire Birkenfeld.

Jean–Claude Péclet Vendredi 15 ao$';t 2008 Il aura passé trois mois en résidence f >>>


      SAVEURS DU FRAN'';AIS. DAZIBAO, LE BLOG AFFICHÉ AU MUR
      Le Temps, 15-08-2008
     Saveurs du français. Nicolas Dufour Vendredi 15 ao$';t 2008 La bataille d‘images paraît presque plus vigoureuse que les efforts des sportifs. Chaque jour que les JO font, am';ne son lot d‘informations sur les censures et autres mises en valeur glorifiantes de la nation organisatrice. >>>


      SIMPLE PÉQUIN. DIALOGUE
      Le Temps, 15-08-2008
     Frédéric Koller Vendredi 15 ao$';t 2008 «Est–ce que nous nous serions trompés?» Le professeur est ému. Les larmes affleurent. Les «événements» du printemps l‘ont bouleversé. Le Tibet, la torche, les manifestations contre la Chine, la réac >>>


      SWISS LIFE SE RENFORCE DANS LES SERVICES FINANCIERS
      Le Temps, 15-08-2008
     ASSURANCE. Le groupe zurichois acquiert pr';s de 27% de MLP, le numéro trois allemand.

Daniel Eskenazi, Zurich Vendredi 15 ao$';t 2008 Le marché a sanctionné jeudi la stratégie de Swiss Life. Le titre a chuté de 8,3%, ŕ 250 francs.

Ce recul est consécut >>>


      UN JOUR UNE GLACE. VARIATION AU NOUGAT
      Le Temps, 15-08-2008
     Un jour, une glace (fin). Anne Weber Vendredi 15 ao$';t 2008 Le mouvement ne date pas d‘hier. Voilŕ quelques années que les douceurs industrielles sont le reflet de nos contradictions. «Je suis gourmande de minceur, disait alors une belle fausse ronde vantant, pour une pub, un dessert lact&# >>>


      VIKTOR RÖTHLIN, AU CŚUR D‘UNE PRÉPARATION MINUTÉE
      Le Temps, 15-08-2008
     ATHLETISME. De sa résidence particuli';re, loin de l‘agitation du village olympique, l‘Obwaldien peaufine sa préparation au marathon.

Isabelle Musy, Pékin Vendredi 15 ao$';t 2008 Toujours aussi petit et sec. Toujours aussi souriant. Viktor Röthlin, enfoncé dan >>>


      «EN L‘ÉTAT, JE NE VEUX PAS D‘IKEA Ŕ VERNIER»
      Le Temps, 15-08-2008
     GENEVE. Yvan Rochat, maire vert de Vernier, fait valoir le droit de veto de la commune.

Cynthia Gani Vendredi 15 ao$';t 2008 On croyait Ikea enfin bienvenu ŕ Vernier, dans le canton de Gen';ve. Apr';s sept ans de luttes (lire ci–dessous), l‘Etat avait consenti, en dé >>>


      «IL FAUT ANCRER L‘ÉDUCATION MUSICALE DANS LA CONSTITUTION»
      Le Temps, 15-08-2008
     ECOLE. La sénatrice radicale Christine Egerszegi place l‘enseignement musical au męme niveau que les mathématiques ou les langues. Une initiative dans ce sens a déjŕ récolté 150000 paraphes.

Valentine Zubler, Berne Vendredi 15 ao$';t 2008 Faut–il ancrer l&ls >>>


      «UNE AVEUGLE EST DOUBLEMENT DISCRIMINÉE»
      Le Temps, 15-08-2008
     CECITE. Gen';ve accueille un grand congr';s destiné aux non–voyants venus de toute la plan';te. Probl';mes et progr';s.

Emilie Veillon Vendredi 15 ao$';t 2008 Cinq cents non–voyants qui convergent du monde entier vers Gen';ve. Et pourquoi?< >>>


      INDIA UNVEILS MAJOR PAY HIKE FOR GOVT STAFF
      Arab News, 15-08-2008
     DPA NEW DELHI: Indias federal Cabinet yesterday approved a pay panels recommendations to raise the wages of government workers, a move that would add expenses of around 221 billion rupees ($5.16 billion) to the budget for the current fiscal year.

The minimum basic pay for a federal government employee would be >>>


      KUWAITI MINISTER DENIES FRAUD IN REFINERY DEAL
      Arab News, 15-08-2008
     Reuters KUWAIT: Kuwaits oil minister yesterday rejected charges by some politicians about legal violations in contracts awarded for a $15 billion oil refinery project and said the courts had ruled that they were baseless.

"The judiciary had concluded ... that the suspicion of infringing on public funds in >>>


      NEWS IN BRIEF: KUWAIT&#8217;S 3RD TELECOM IPO ON AUG. 24
      Arab News, 15-08-2008
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News in brief: Kuwaits 3rd telecom IPO on Aug. 24 Agencies

KUWAIT: Kuwait is to launch on Aug. 24 a much–delayed initial public offering for its third telecommunication firm, which has yet to start operations, two newspapers said yesterday citing an official d >>>


      NONFUNDAMENTALS BRINGING MARKETS BACK TO SENSES
      Arab News, 15-08-2008
     Syed Rashid Husain I Arab News What a sharp contrast indeed! Markets sentiments have changed drastically over the last few weeks and oil markets, like in fact any other market, are largely influenced by sheer sentiments. Barely a few weeks ago, it was the soaring prices that were gripping the worlds attention. Saudi Ara >>>


      RUSSIA REJECTS DEMAND FOR DELAYING WTO TALKS
      Arab News, 15-08-2008
     Souhail Karam I Reuters MOSCOW: Blocking Russia from joining the World Trade Organization because of the conflict in Georgia would defy common sense and break Western promises, a Russian official said yesterday in response to US warnings.

A senior US official said on Tuesday Russian integration into internation >>>


      THE DISCOURSE
      Arab News, 15-08-2008
     Adil Salahi I Arab News Q. Despite what your writers say, there is enough evidence in the Quran to support the requirement that women should cover their faces when they go out. When someone tries to prove a different viewpoint, the argument becomes one of language. Unfortunately there are many people who try to persuade >>>


      THE PROPHET AS A MAN: HOW TO TREAT OPPOSITE VIEWS
      Arab News, 15-08-2008
     Adil Salahi I Arab News A tribal society like that of Arabia at the time when Muhammad (peace be upon him) received divine revelations normally defers to the chief of the tribe who decides on all matters. Such a chief often consults notable figures in the tribe, but the ultimate decision is his. The Prophet was the lead >>>


      WHAT THE QUR&#3'AN TEACHES: GOD&#8217;S DIFFERENT BOOKS
      Arab News, 15-08-2008
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What the Qur&#3'an Teaches: Gods different books Commentary by Syed 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 mountai >>>


      BLACK MARKET THRIVES ON BAN OF CIGARETTES IN MAKKAH SHOPS
      Arab News, 15-08-2008
     Badea Abu Al–Naja I Arab News MAKKAH: Following the ban on the sale of cigarettes in shops in Makkah, expatriates have begun to sell cigarettes at extortionate prices on the black market.

Authorities recently banned the sale of cigarettes and have threatened violators with fines of up to SR10,000, forcing >>>


      INSECTICIDE POISONING CAUSED MADINAH TRAGEDY, SAYS PROBE
      Arab News, 15-08-2008
     Yousuf Muhammad I Arab News MADINAH: A third child of a Pakistani family died here yesterday in a suspected insecticide poisoning incident.

Sami, 3, had been in a coma since Sunday at Madinahs Maternity and Childrens Hospital. The childs pregnant mother and younger sister Wafa are still in the hospital.

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      KING ABDULLAH TO VISIT PRESIDENT MUBARAK
      Arab News, 15-08-2008
     Arab News JEDDAH: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah will visit Egypt on Friday, a statement issued in Jeddah by the Royal Court said yesterday.

&#34Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah will be heading for Egypt to visit President Hosni Mubarak on Friday Aug 15, 2008,&#34 the sta >>>


      SAUDI TOURISTS IN JORDAN ROBBED AT GUNPOINT
      Arab News, 15-08-2008
     Arab News JEDDAH: A group of 10 Saudi friends on holiday in Jordan were attacked and robbed by armed gunmen recently, Al–Jazirah newspaper reported yesterday.

Falah Al–Sadoun, one of the victims, said his group was attacked around dawn on Aug. 3 in the Al–Dharwa area near the Jordanian–S >>>


      WORKINGWOMEN RECOUNT TRANSPORTATION WOES
      Arab News, 15-08-2008
     Najah Alosaimi I Arab News RIYADH: Nabilah, an elementary schoolteacher, expresses succinctly the common woes faced by a woman who has to rely on a taxi to stay mobile.

&#34Some talk loudly on the phone and drive, others drive like maniacs, while some keep adjusting their rear view mirrors just to take a pe >>>


      COALITION SNUBS MUSHARRAF&#8217;S PLEA FOR RECONCILIATION
      Arab News, 15-08-2008
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Coalition snubs Musharrafs plea for reconciliation Agencies

ISLAMABAD: Leaders of Pakistans coalition government yesterday rejected President Pervez Musharrafs Independence Day appeal for reconciliation and vowed to impeach the former general if he fails to quit.
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      ISRAEL TO TRANSFER JERUSALEM PROPERTY TO RUSSIA
      Arab News, 15-08-2008
     Muhammad Mar&#3'i I Arab News RAMALLAH: An Israeli Foreign Ministry official said that the Israeli government plans to transfer ownership of the land on which Jerusalem&#3's St. Sergius Church stands, to Russia in the coming weeks, the local daily Jerusalem Post reported yesterday.

The issue, wh >>>


      KUWAIT PUNISHES COMPANIES ACCUSED OF LABOR ABUSE
      Arab News, 15-08-2008
     AP KUWAIT CITY: Kuwait has placed restrictions on five companies accused of abusing foreign workers, most of them cleaners from Asian countries.

Bader Al–Duwailah said in remarks published in local media yesterday that the companies will be prevented from receiving government contracts. He refused to name >>>


      LIBYA AND US SIGN DEAL TO PAY BOMB VICTIMS
      Arab News, 15-08-2008
     Reuters TRIPOL: Libya and the United States signed a comprehensive deal yesterday to compensate all US and Libyan victims of bombings or their relatives, Libyan officials said. The US victims include those who died in the 1'88 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, that killed 270 people and the 1 >>>


      NIGERIA HANDS OVER OIL–RICH BAKASSI TO CAMEROON
      Arab News, 15-08-2008
     Ani Akpan I Reuters CALABAR, Nigeria: Nigeria relinquished control of the oil–rich Bakassi Peninsula to its neighbor Cameroon yesterday despite fears the handover will provoke attacks from local armed groups who oppose it.

The Nigerian government agreed to transfer Bakassi two years ago in line with a 200 >>>


      SYRIA, LEBANON TO START WORK ON MARKING BORDER
      Arab News, 15-08-2008
     Albert Aji | AP DAMASCUS: Syria and Lebanon agreed yesterday to negotiate the demarcation of their border, a longtime demand of the Lebanese as they seek to normalize relations with their larger neighbor.

A day after the countries presidents agreed to establish full diplomatic relations, the two men released a >>>


      UAE TELLS IRAN TO DISMANTLE ABU MUSA STRUCTURES
      Arab News, 15-08-2008
     Reuters DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates summoned Irans charge daffaires yesterday to protest against Irans establishment of maritime offices on a disputed island and said the move should be reversed, state news agency WAM reported.

"The UAE regards these unlawful acts as a flagrant violation," WAM sai >>>


      US GENERAL BARRED FROM GITMO TRIAL
      Arab News, 15-08-2008
     Reuters GUANTANAMO, Cuba: A military judge barred a US general yesterday from further involvement in the war crimes trial of a young Afghan prisoner at Guantanamo Bay, the second time the legal adviser has been blocked from a case.

The judge also ordered that the attempted murder charges against defendant Moham >>>


      US WARNS RUSSIA OF CONSEQUENCES OVER GEORGIA
      Arab News, 15-08-2008
     AFP WASHINGTON: The United States yesterday accused Russia of using military action to punish Georgia for being a Western ally and said Moscow could face serious consequences for years to come.

Defense Secretary Robert Gates ruled out using US military force in Georgia but he said the Pentagon would review all >>>


      ‘DEAD ZONES‘ APPEAR IN WATERS WORLDWIDE
      Washington Post, 15-08-2008
     In the latest sign of trouble in the planet‘s chemistry, the number of oxygen–starved "dead zones" in coastal waters around the world has roughly doubled every decade since the 1'60s, killing fish, crabs and massive amounts of marine life at the base of the food chain, according to a study rele >>>


      AP INTERVIEW: DOCTOR BEHIND EXECUTIONS SPEAKS OUT
      Washington Post, 15-08-2008
     ST. LOUIS –– He owns three Harleys, is a self–described staunch Roman Catholic _ and has helped kill dozens of men. Dr. Alan Doerhoff calls himself the "world‘s authority on lethal injection." The 64–year–old Missouri surgeon estimates he‘s presided over about 40 execu >>>


      BUSH HITS RUSSIA ON ‘BULLYING AND INTIMIDATION‘
      Washington Post, 15-08-2008
     WASHINGTON –– President Bush on Friday accused Russia of "bullying and intimidation" in its harsh military treatment of Georgia, saying the people in the former Soviet republic have chosen freedom and "we will not cast them aside." Bush ratcheted up his rhetoric against Moscow as Secretar >>>


      FAMILY OF GAY BOY SLAIN IN CALIF. BLAMES SCHOOL
      Washington Post, 15-08-2008
     VENTURA, Calif. –– The family of a gay teenager who was fatally shot in class blames the school district for allowing their son to wear makeup and feminine clothing to school _ factors the family claims led to the death.

The parents and brother of 15–year–old Larry King of Oxnard filed a >>>


      MASS. MAN CONVICTED OF CHILD PORN DIES IN PRISON
      Washington Post, 15-08-2008
     BARNSTABLE, Mass. –– A Massachusetts man serving 25 years for raping girls on trips to Southeast Asia has died in a federal prison.

A spokeswoman at the Metropolitan Detention Center in New York says 55–year–old William H. Constable died Wednesday.

The spokeswoman, Kim Easterlin >>>


      OBAMA CAMPAIGN ISSUES REBUTTAL TO BOOK‘S CLAIMS
      Washington Post, 15-08-2008
     HONOLULU –– Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama hit back Thursday with a 40–page rebuttal to the best–selling book "The Obama Nation," arguing the author is a fringe bigot peddling rehashed lies.

Jerome Corsi‘s anti–Obama book, "The Obama Nation: Lef >>>


      PAKISTAN‘S MUSHARRAF SAID READY TO QUIT
      Washington Post, 15-08-2008
     ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan‘s President Pervez Musharraf is ready to resign rather than face impeachment but is seeking immunity from prosecution for imposing emergency rule, a coalition government official said on Friday.

Speculation has been mounting that former army chief Musharraf would quit >>>


      REMAINS OF CEMETERY FOUND IN SAHARA
      Washington Post, 15-08-2008
     AM WASHINGTON –– A tiny woman and two children were laid to rest on a bed of flowers 5,000 years ago in what is now the barren Sahara Desert. The slender arms of the youngsters were still extended to the woman in perpetual embrace when researchers discovered their skeletons in a remarkable cemetery that is p >>>


      RICE IN GEORGIA FOR PEACE TALKS
      Washington Post, 15-08-2008
     TBILISI (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrived in Georgia on Friday for talks with President Mikheil Saakashvili on formalizing a French–negotiated ceasefire to the South Ossetian conflict.

The plan calls for the withdrawal of Moscow‘s forces but allows limited Russian pe >>>


      TEXAS JURY REJECTS LAWSUIT AGAINST OSTEEN‘S WIFE
      Washington Post, 15-08-2008
     HOUSTON –– The wife of televangelist Joel Osteen thanked and praised God after a jury unanimously decided Thursday that she did not assault a flight attendant during an alleged tirade over a stain on her first–class seat.

Jurors rejected Continental Airlines flight attendant Sharon Brown&lsquo >>>


      THE TRAIL
      Washington Post, 15-08-2008
     CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS Tallies Indicate Troops Favor Obama The Center for Responsive Politics has found that the bona fide war hero is garnering far less financial support from the troops than the Harvard–trained lawyer.

"Democrat Barack Obama has received nearly six times as much money from troops d >>>


      U.S./POLAND MISSILE DEAL SEEN AIMED AT RUSSIA
      Washington Post, 15-08-2008
     MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia‘s envoy to NATO told Reuters on Friday that a deal struck between the United States and Poland on missile defense amid the Georgia crisis showed the system was aimed at Russia.

"The fact that this was signed in a period of very difficult crisis in the relations between >>>


      WEEKS AFTER OL‘ MISS FLOODING, LOW WATER CONCERNS
      Washington Post, 15-08-2008
     ST. LOUIS –– Low water levels on the Mississippi River is causing problems, just weeks after one of the worst floods ever on Ol‘ Miss.

Twice this week, tows pushing barges on the Mississippi north of St. Louis have become stuck in dirt and sand in the navigation channel. That‘s partly be >>>


      WOMAN WHO HAD DOGS CLONED WANTED IN TENNESSEE
      Washington Post, 15-08-2008
     NASHVILLE, Tenn. –– A woman who made headlines by having five pups cloned and was linked to an abduction case in England is also wanted in Tennessee on charges she tried to plan a burglary in 2004, a defense attorney and prosecutors there said.

Joyce Bernann McKinney was charged in Carter County wit >>>


      WORRY OVER TACTICS GROWS AFTER FIREFIGHTER DEATHS
      Washington Post, 15-08-2008
     SAN FRANCISCO –– When a firefighting helicopter went down in Northern California last week, killing nine and injuring four, the mountain crash site was so remote that it could only be reached by air or a full day‘s hike.

According to the U.S. Forest Service, fighting the stubborn wildfire in a >>>


      CLINTON TO GET ROLL–CALL VOTE AT NOMINATING CONVENTION
      Washington Post, 15-08-2008
     10:58 PM After weeks of maneuvering aimed at producing a display of unity when Democrats gather in Denver later this month, Sen. Barack Obama‘s presidential campaign announced yesterday that Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton will be formally nominated and her name included in a roll–call vote at the Democratic Nat >>>


      D.C. PARTY IS RESISTANT TO AUDACITY OF CHANGE
      Washington Post, 15-08-2008
     Like thousands of young Barack Obama supporters, Kahlill Palmer has poured his soul into the politics of change.

He‘s volunteered at the polls, taken road trips to knock on doors, and done his part to help build those big rallies.

Now Palmer, a 30–year–old lawyer from Northwest Washin >>>


      FAA FINES AMERICAN AIRLINES $7.1 MILLION
      Washington Post, 15-08-2008
     The Federal Aviation Administration said yesterday that it is seeking $7.1 million in penalties from American Airlines for continuing to fly airliners after safety problems were reported and for drug–testing violations.

The airline delayed repairs on two MD–80s –– a mid–size airlin >>>


      GOP LOYALTY NOT A GIVEN FOR YOUNG EVANGELICALS
      Washington Post, 15-08-2008
     15, 2008; A01 DULUTH, Ga. –– Jonathan Merritt is a Baptist preacher‘s son with a pristine evangelical lineage. It was his dad, the Rev. James Merritt, who reportedly brought President Bush to tears in the days after the Sept. 11 attacks when he called the president "God‘s man for this hour.& >>>


      INFLATION CLIMBS TO 17–YEAR HIGH
      Washington Post, 15-08-2008
     August 15, 2008; D01 Americans paid more last month not only for gas and food but also for a variety of goods and services, including clothes, shoes, hotels and air travel, as inflation unexpectedly jumped to a 17–year high.

The consumer price index climbed 0.8 percent in July, the Labor Department said y >>>


      MAN CHARGED WITH THREATENING POLITICAL LEADERS
      Washington Post, 15-08-2008
     B05 A former federal government lawyer from Gaithersburg has been arrested on charges of making threats against Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D), Maryland Gov. Martin O‘Malley (D) and U.S. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski (D–Md.).

Maryland State Police said James A. Frost, 64, of the 100 block of Billingsgat >>>


      MCCAIN AIDE SEES VA. AS CLOSE BUT WINNABLE
      Washington Post, 15-08-2008
     RICHMOND, Aug. 14 –– A top strategist for Sen. John McCain‘s campaign said Thursday that the presidential contest in Virginia will "undoubtedly be close" this fall and acknowledged that the state should no longer be considered a Republican stronghold.

The comments by Mike DuHaime, Mc >>>


      MORGAN STANLEY TAPPED TO ASSESS FANNIE, FREDDIE
      Washington Post, 15-08-2008
     By Jeffrey H. Birnbaum and David ChoWashington Post Staff WritersFriday, August 15, 2008; D01 The Treasury Department tapped investment bank Morgan Stanley to assess how vulnerable the troubled mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are to further economic stresses and how much capital they would need to weather the >>>


      MURTHA INTERVENES FOR COMPANY THAT BROKE EXPORT LAW
      Washington Post, 15-08-2008
     By Christopher LeeWashington Post Staff WriterFriday, August 15, 2008; A05 Rep. John P. Murtha, the Pennsylvania Democrat known for delivering federal money to defense contractors in his district, is now going to bat for a constituent‘s company that was convicted last year of illegally exporting components of mili >>>


      OBAMA FACES THE SMEAR MACHINE
      Washington Post, 15-08-2008
     Here come the goons, right on schedule. The "author," and I use the term loosely, whose vicious lies damaged John Kerry‘s 2004 presidential campaign has crawled back out from under his rock to spew vicious lies about Barack Obama. Right–wing radio talk–show hosts are dutifully transmitting th >>>


      OSS RECORDS BRISTLE WITH DETAILS ABOUT AGENTS
      Washington Post, 15-08-2008
     Before the CIA became the country‘s chief intelligence–gathering agency, the Office of Strategic Services worked worldwide to undermine the enemies of the United States during World War II. Though the OSS employed more than 24,000 Americans during the early 1'40s, little has been known about the individu >>>


      THE HISTORY WILL LINGER AT REMADE FORD‘S THEATRE
      Washington Post, 15-08-2008
     A01 Inside Ford‘s Theatre, there is nothing original: no hint of the fire that ruined the place in 1862, no trace of the actual box where Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in 1865, no vestige of the forgotten catastrophe almost three decades later that killed 22 people and injured 60 others.

What‘s i >>>



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