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      CYPRUS TEACHER, 25, SHOT DEAD BY HER SISTER
      Kathimerin, 18-08-2008
     A woman in Cyprus alleged to have shot dead her 25–year–old sister in the kitchen of their Nicosia home on Friday was being questioned by police on the island yesterday.

Teacher Eleni Zari was shot while making coffee by the family’s middle sibling, according to police, who said that Zari’s eldest s >>>


      DIRTY RIVERS TO GET ‘BLACK FLAGS’
      Kathimerin, 18-08-2008
     The uncontrolled discharge of toxic waste by industry and agriculture as well as dwindling rainfall are transforming many of the country’s rivers into festering pollution hot spots, according to scientists in northern Greece who are planning to grade the dirtiest bodies of water with «black flags.» Using a s >>>


      DRUG WOES ECLIPSE MEDALS
      Kathimerin, 18-08-2008
     Halkia sent home after failing test as Greeks pick up silver and two bronzes ANA Vassilis Polymeros and Dimitris Mougios gesture to well–wishers yesterday after winning a silver medal in the lightweight double sculls in Beijing.

Theirs was one of three success stories for Greece at the Olympic Games over >>>


      FYROM UPS THE ANTE AGAIN
      Kathimerin, 18-08-2008
     The parliament speaker of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) over the weekend sent out letters to his counterparts in major countries including the USA, China, Canada and Australia, as well as senior officials of the European Parliament and NATO, broaching the issue of a supposed Macedonian minority in Gr >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 18-08-2008
     RETURNING HOLIDAYMAKERS Police boost road patrols after biggest exodus in years Traffic police yesterday intensified patrols at key junctions of the national road network – particularly on traditionally dangerous stretches, such as Kakia Skala and the Maliakos Gulf – as tens of thousands of city–dwellers who had a >>>


      NEW TURN IN PAVLIDIS CASE TO TEST KARAMANLIS
      Kathimerin, 18-08-2008
     The dispute between former Aegean Minister Aristoteles Pavlidis and a shipowner, regarding the alleged payment of bribes for state subsidies to cover ferry routes, is expected to preoccupy Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis upon his return to the Maximos Mansion today following claims by an island mayor that the governmen >>>


      PRESIDENT KAROLOS PAPOULIAS...
      Kathimerin, 18-08-2008
     ANA President Karolos Papoulias is seen on Friday throwing a wreath off a navy ship near the main port of Tinos, where the sinking of the battleship Elli by an Italian submarine on August 15, 1'40, marked Greece’s entry to World War Two. Nine Greek sailors died in the attack.
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      A PÉKIN, LA CONTESTATION INAUDIBLE
      Le Temps, 18-08-2008
     Des militants pro–tibétainsgisent sur la place Tiananmen, dans l’indifférence quasi générale de la population. Les autorités chinoises semblent ętre en passe de gagner leur pari olympique. Pékin ' ao$';t 2008. (photo: Keystone) CHINE. Les Jeux, jusqu‘ici, sont un >>>


      A PÉKIN, LES FABULEUX EXPLOITS SPORTIFS ÉCLIPSENT LA CONTESTATION
      Le Temps, 18-08-2008
     JO. Oubliés la pollution, les droits de l‘homme: le sport triomphe seul. Le Temps Lundi 18 ao$';t 2008 Tout peut encore arriver mais, apr';s les exploits de Michael Phelps et d‘Usain Bolt, avec une pluie de records mondiaux et de médailles d‘or chinoises, le bilan interméd >>>


      ANALYSE. LE PROCČS DES SPÉCULATEURS (SUITE)
      Le Temps, 18-08-2008
     Début juin, la cause semblait entendue: le baril atteindrait bientôt les 200 dollars ŕ cause de la demande mondiale, chinoise en particulier. La hausse vertigineuse n‘avait rien ŕ avoir avec la spéculation, lisait–on.

Depuis, le baril a perdu 22% et le discours a changé >>>


      AU CŚUR DES MARCHÉS. UN ÉTÉ MEURTRIER!
      Le Temps, 18-08-2008
     Rien n‘est plus comme avant pour les banques (suite). Des fonds indiciels ŕ levier ont tiré profit des difficultés des banques La question de la semaine. 2008 sera–t–elle une des pires années pour la gestion alternative?

«Les obligations cubaines ont un potentiel int& >>>


      AU PREMIER PLAN. LES BÉQUILLES DU S & P 500
      Le Temps, 18-08-2008
     Au premier plan. Myret Zaki Lundi 18 ao$';t 2008 Les actions des banques n‘ont pas la cote. Mais le gouvernement américain les porte ŕ bout de bras. Le Congr';s a voté en juillet un plan de sauvetage de Fannie Mae et Freddie Mac, «poumons» du crédit hypothécaire >>>


      C‘EST ENCORE LOIN, LA MER?
      Le Temps, 18-08-2008
     Goran Bezina. (photo: Keystone) Goran Bezina, hockeyeur au Gen';ve–Servette HC, international suisse.

Ariane Pellaton Lundi 18 ao$';t 2008 – La premi';re fois que vous avez vu la mer?

– D';s que j‘ai pu ouvrir les yeux. Je suis né au bord de la mer. A Spl >>>


      CADRER L‘ÉCUME DU RHIN
      Le Temps, 18-08-2008
     Notre photographe d’un jour.Giancarlo (juché sur le coffre de béton et bois) cherche le meilleur angle pour photographier son amie.Chutes du Rhin, ao$';t 2008.

(photo: Eddy Mottaz) DANS LE VISEUR. Les chutes et Suisse Tourisme capitalisent sur l‘image.

Luc Debraine Lundi 18 ao >>>


      COMBATS D‘AFFICHES (24/24). HARO SUR LA VIVISECTION ANIMALE ET TOUS SES MAUX
      Le Temps, 18-08-2008
     L’affiche choc des initiants. Au cours des années 1'70, l’image ne sert plus simplement ŕ illustrer un argumentaire, elle devient aussi, par la violence des sujets représentés, un argument en soi. (photo: Basler Plakatsammlung) En 1'85, le peuple refusait ŕ une large majorité la sup >>>


      DANS L‘ŚIL DE PAOLO WOODS. L‘ADIEU AUX MORTS
      Le Temps, 18-08-2008
     (photo: Paolo Woods) Agrandir l‘image Dans l‘śil de Paolo Woods.

Paolo Woods Lundi 18 ao$';t 2008 Le rituel du 15e jour du 7e mois lunaire. Vendredi soir 15 ao$';t, Bai Yun Guan – le temple du nuage blanc – accueille la cérémonie taoďste de la transmigration des  >>>


      DORIVAL CAYMMI, LA MER SUPÉRIEURE
      Le Temps, 18-08-2008
     DECES. Le pionnier de la samba et de la bossa–nova s‘est étaint ŕ '4 ans. Arnaud Robert Lundi 18 ao$';t 2008 C‘est une plage, au bout d‘un collier de plages. Il existe, dans les bungalows de palme tressée, sur la crique d‘Itapu'; ŕ Salvador de Bahia, d >>>


      DROITS DE L‘HOMME EN MAURITANIE: RETOUR Ŕ LA CASE DÉPART?
      Le Temps, 18-08-2008
     MAURITANIE. Pour le militant Abdoulaye Sow, de passage ŕ Gen';ve, le coup d‘Etat sonne le glas d‘une expérience démocratique.

Isolda Agazzi, InfoSud Lundi 18 ao$';t 2008 «Quand j‘ai quitté Nouakchott, le parlement s‘apprętait ŕ discuter >>>


      FIBRE OPTIQUE: SWISSCOM DÉMARRE CETTE ANNÉE
      Le Temps, 18-08-2008
     INTERNET. L‘opérateur national veut aller plus vite que ses concurrents Orange et Sunrise.

Le Temps, avec les agences Lundi 18 ao$';t 2008 Swisscom entamera la construction de son réseau de fibres optiques ŕ Zurich, Bâle et Gen';ve cette année encore. L‘op >>>


      GUY ONTANON: «AVEC USAIN BOLT, C‘EST UNE NOUVELLE ČRE DU SPRINT QUI S‘OUVRE»
      Le Temps, 18-08-2008
     Guy Ontanon, ancien coach de Marie–Jo Pérec et Christine Arron et actuel entraîneur de Martial Mbandjock, décrypte la foulée du champion olympique.

Isabelle Musy, Pékin Lundi 18 ao$';t 2008 Le Temps: Expliquez–nous pourquoi, contrairement aux idées reçues, l >>>


      HÔTELS AVEC HISTOIRES (1/6). L‘ÉTERNITÉ LOGE Ŕ L‘HÔTEL MASSON
      Le Temps, 18-08-2008
     Tradition. Certains clients sont fid';les depuis des générations. (photo: veronique.botteron.com) A Veytaux, non loin de la frénésie estivale de Montreux, se dresse la demeure construite en 182' par Jean–François Masson.

Marco Danesi Lundi 18 ao$';t 2008 Les par >>>


      JOHN MCCAIN ET BARACK OBAMA FONT LEUR PROFESSION DE FOI
      Le Temps, 18-08-2008
     ETATS–UNIS. Les deux candidats ŕ la présidence américaine se sont mesurés samedi soir... dans une église.

Luis Lema, New York Lundi 18 ao$';t 2008 John McCain n‘aime pas évoquer en public son premier mariage. Et pour cause: il a noué sa relation avec sa femm >>>


      L‘AVIS DE L‘EXPERT. «ENDURANCE ET TECHNIQUE, L‘ESSENCE DU TRIATHLON»
      Le Temps, 18-08-2008
     Christophe Kolly, entraîneur de plusieurs triathl';tes internationaux. Xavier Vuissoz Lundi 18 ao$';t 2008 «Le triathlon, sport ŕ fort potentiel de médailles côté suisse [l‘épreuve féminine a lieu aujourd‘hui], est tr';s exigeant. Une bonne endu >>>


      L‘IMMOBILIER AMÉRICAIN NE SE STABILISERA QUE MI–200'
      Le Temps, 18-08-2008
     Fibre optique: Swisscom démarre cette année UBS veut faire le ménage dans toute l‘organisation ECONOMIE Le Temps I Economie I Article L‘immobilier américain ne se stabilisera que mi–200' CRISE. Les prix ont accusé une baisse record de 16% en mai, et pourraient encore chuter >>>


      LA COURSE PHÉNOMÉNALE
      Le Temps, 18-08-2008
     Usain Bolt.La foulée vers l’or en '’’6'. (photo: AFP) • Usain Bolt, en pulvérisant le record du 100 m';tres ŕ Pékin, fait triompher un pays, la Jamaďque, et un talent atypique.

• Comment une telle performance est–elle possible? Les réponses des experts. Isabel >>>


      LA FEMME DU JOUR. LE RETOUR SANS FIN DE DARA TORRES
      Le Temps, 18-08-2008
     La femme du jour. Christian Despont, Pékin Lundi 18 ao$';t 2008 A 16 ans, elle fut une curiosité physiologique, une drôle de gosse – mais peut–on rire de tout? A 25 ans, elle fut une retraitée précoce. A 33 ans, elle fut la championne olympique la plus âgée de la nat >>>


      LA QUESTION DE LA SEMAINE. 2008 SERA–T–ELLE UNE DES PIRES ANNÉES POUR LA GESTION ALTERNATIVE?
      Le Temps, 18-08-2008
     Les hedge funds ont connu en juillet un des pires mois de leur histoire, avec une baisse de 2,8%, selon HFR. Sur 2008, la performance est de –3,8%.

Jean–Pascal Baechler Lundi 18 ao$';t 2008 Le Temps: 2008 sera–t–elle une des pires années pour les hedge funds?

Bertran >>>


      LA RENAISSANCE DE KENENISA BEKELE
      Le Temps, 18-08-2008
     Kenenisa Bekele. (photo: Keystone) ATHLETISME. Marié, p';re, le double champion olympique du 10000m a surmonté la mort de son ex–fiancée. Et pris le pouvoir ŕ Gebreselassié.

Isabelle Musy, Pékin Lundi 18 ao$';t 2008 Depuis ao$';t 2004, depuis ce premier >>>


      LA VIE DES AUTRES
      Le Temps, 18-08-2008
     Stéphane Bonvin Lundi 18 ao$';t 2008 Les morts n‘ont pas fini de nous hanter. Enfin, ceux qui sont décédés avec une proth';se, un stimulateur cardiaque ou un corps bourré de médicaments.

Selon le Sonntagsblick, un cimeti';re suisse sur trois est si poll >>>


      LE VOL EN JET PRIVÉ, Ŕ PEINE PLUS CHER QUE LA CLASSE AFFAIRES
      Le Temps, 18-08-2008
     Lunajets vise une client';le qui veut éviter les aéroports congestionnés et les pertes de bagages fréquentes. (photo: Keystone) VOYAGE. Le site Lunajets.com met en vente des vols ŕ vide dans l‘aviation privée.

Rinny Gremaud Lundi 18 ao$';t 2008 «Quand j&l >>>


      LE «PAYSAN–GOUJAT» FAIT RECETTE EN SUISSE ALÉMANIQUE
      Le Temps, 18-08-2008
     La vie des autres Cadrer l‘écume du Rhin C‘est encore loin, la mer?

Quoi de neuf/Rentrée des classes (1/5). Du vert dans la trousse SOCIETE Le Temps I Article Le «paysan–goujat» fait recette en Suisse alémanique TELE–REALITE. Une émission cartonne en aidan >>>


      LES CANTONS INAUGURENT AUJOURD‘HUI LEUR «MAISON» Ŕ BERNE. CHACUN POUR TOUS!
      Le Temps, 18-08-2008
     L’étape que les cantons ont désormais franchie marque sans doute la fin du chacun pour soi, analyse le politologue Pascal Sciarini. (photo: DR) Les cantons regroupent toutes leurs activités communes ŕ Berne pour mieux défendre leur cause.

Denis Masmejan Lundi 18 ao$';t 2008 La no >>>


      LES CAVALIERS SUISSES EN SELLE POUR UN PODIUM
      Le Temps, 18-08-2008
     SPORT Le Temps I Article Les cavaliers suisses en selle pour un podium HIPPISME. L‘équipe helvétique est leader du classement apr';s la premi';re manche.

Le Temps Lundi 18 ao$';t 2008 Les cavaliers suisses ont réalisé une bonne opération dimanche dans l&lsqu >>>


      LES DIEUX DU STADE
      Le Temps, 18-08-2008
     Frédéric Koller Lundi 18 ao$';t 2008 Les dieux du stade sont avec Pékin. Michael Phelps, l‘«homme–poisson» aux huit médailles d‘or et sept records du monde, et Usain Bolt, la panth';re jamaďcaine qui salue la foule en pulvérisant le record du mon >>>


      LES OUTRAGES AUX ETATS ÉTRANGERS, DES ACTES RAREMENT DÉNONCÉS
      Le Temps, 18-08-2008
     DELITS. Le MPC enquęte, sur la base d‘une dénonciation de la Colombie, sur une atteinte ŕ l‘honneur du président Uribe. La démarche de Bogota est maladroite, estime Charles Poncet.

Valérie de Graffenried Lundi 18 ao$';t 2008 «Outrage ŕ un Etat étr >>>


      LIQUIDITÉ ET VOLUMES: RIEN N‘EST PLUS COMME AVANT POUR LES BANQUES
      Le Temps, 18-08-2008
     Wall Street affichera de faibles résultats au 3e trimestre, sur fond de forte volatilité des marchés. (photo: Keystone) REVENUS. Les conditions sont difficiles dans le négoce, les marchés des capitaux, et le crédit.

Myret Zaki Lundi 18 ao$';t 2008 Le secteur bancaire, aux Et >>>


      LOCARNO 2008, ÉDITION ÉLECTORALE
      Le Temps, 18-08-2008
     Le Mexicain Enrique Rivero a remporté le Léopard d’or. Portrait d’un employé de maison chargé de surveiller une maison vide, son film, «Parque Via», réunit certains th';mes récurrents de la compétition 2008: la solitude, la mort et la détresse sexuelle. (photo: Keystone) C >>>


      MALGRÉ LA SIGNATURE D‘UN PLAN DE PAIX, MOSCOU CONTINUE Ŕ PARADER EN GÉORGIE
      Le Temps, 18-08-2008
     Les chars russes sont censés évacuer le territoire géorgien ce lundi. Le président Medvedev a accepté de signer samedi le plan de paix proposé par son homologue français Nicolas Sarkozy. (photo: Keystone) CAUCASE. Le président russe Dmitri Medvedev assure que ses troupes quitteron >>>


      MICHAEL PHELPS, LE ROI DE L‘OLYMPE
      Le Temps, 18-08-2008
     Michael Phelps au sortir sa septi';me victoire.La plus difficile, l’aigle des eaux n’ayant gagné le 100m papillon que pour un centi';me de seconde.

(photo: Keystone) NATATION. Record historique de Mark Spitz battu, les huit médailles d‘or pendent ŕ son cou comme une affirmat >>>


      OPTIONS SUR DEVISES: DE NOUVELLES OPPORTUNITÉS
      Le Temps, 18-08-2008
     GESTION PRIVEE. Jouer la volatilité des monnaies peut ętre tr';s porteur. Laurent Roussel, Directeur adjoint de la recherche, Exane Derivatives Lundi 18 ao$';t 2008 Comme les mati';res premi';res, les devises sont devenues des supports d‘investissement ŕ part enti& >>>


      PAYER POUR ĘTRE OPÉRÉ PLUS VITE: UN HÔPITAL LANCE LA CONTROVERSE
      Le Temps, 18-08-2008
     ARGOVIE. Comme celui de Saint–Gall, l‘hôpital d‘Aarau permet aux assurés de base d‘avoir des avantages contre un supplément financier. Médecine ŕ deux vitesses?

François Mauron Lundi 18 ao$';t 2008 Bernhard M.×, un Argovien, avait un probl&# >>>


      PREMIČRE IMAGE D‘UNE POUSSIČRE MARTIENNE
      Le Temps, 18-08-2008
     Vue d’un grain du sol martien. De la poussi';re est déposée sur le substrat en silicium (ŕ gauche), et ses grains tombent dans les trous micrométriques. La pointe du microscope ŕ force atomique (AFM) a balayé toute la surface, et imagé un de ces grains (la bosse, dans le cercle >>>


      QUAND LE JURA VOIT S‘AFFRONTER MAGES, ALCHIMISTES ET GUERRIERS
      Le Temps, 18-08-2008
     Ambiance médiévale.Le monde d’Ajia oppose le roi Sagamaure ŕ l’empereur Qatoaran, en conflit depuis des années. Ambition du jeu de rôle: les amener ŕ signer un traité de paix.Mont–de–coeuve, 16 ao$';t 2008.

(photo: Jacques Bélat) JURA. Le plus grand jeu >>>


      QUOI DE NEUF/RENTRÉE DES CLASSES (1/5). DU VERT DANS LA TROUSSE
      Le Temps, 18-08-2008
     Quoi de neuf/Rentrée des classes (1/5). Benjamin Luis Lundi 18 ao$';t 2008 Il va falloir s‘y faire. Cette rentrée, de toutes les mati';res, c‘est le vert qu‘ils préf';rent. Qui? Les parents, dont la conscience écologique forcit au fil des années. Mais aus >>>


      RIEN N‘EST PLUS COMME AVANT POUR LES BANQUES (SUITE). DES FONDS INDICIELS Ŕ LEVIER ONT TIRÉ PROFIT DES DIFFICULTÉS DES BANQUES
      Le Temps, 18-08-2008
     STRATEGIES. Outre les techniques classiques de vente ŕ découvert, les ETF pariant sur la chute des financi';res ont eu un grand succ';s jusqu‘ŕ mi–juillet.

Myret Zaki Lundi 18 ao$';t 2008 Les actions des banques américaines ont perdu pr';s de 40% en >>>


      ROGER FEDERER: «JE REGARDE MA MÉDAILLE, UN RĘVE D‘ENFANT SCINTILLE SOUS MES YEUX»
      Le Temps, 18-08-2008
     Stanislas Wawrinka et Roger Federer, l’accolade finale.«Nos chances de remporter la Coupe Davis sont plus grandes que jamais», affirme le maître, qui devrait ętre présent d';s le premier tour en 200'. (photo: Keystone) TENNIS. Vainqueur du double au côté de Stanislas Wawrinka, Roger >>>


      S.O.S. JARGON
      Le Temps, 18-08-2008
     Pentification Le Temps Lundi 18 ao$';t 2008 Sur le marché obligataire, on parle de pentification de la courbe des taux lorsque les taux longs (des obligations d‘Etat ŕ 10 ans, typiquement) deviennent plus élevés que les taux courts (obligations ŕ 2 ans, influencées par les taux >>>


      SAVEURS DU FRAN'';AIS. PALTOQUET, RUSTRE APOLITIQUE
      Le Temps, 18-08-2008
     Saveurs du français. Nicolas Dufour Lundi 18 ao$';t 2008 C‘est la rentrée au bureau, et l‘on retrouve ce coll';gue cancrelat, ce petit rustre aux aisselles brunes avec lequel il va falloir partager la machine ŕ café. Ce prétentieux insignifiant est un paltoquet. De &la >>>


      SIMPLE PÉQUIN. UN SAMEDI SOIR Ŕ PÉKIN
      Le Temps, 18-08-2008
     Simple péquin. Frédéric Koller Lundi 18 ao$';t 2008 La sc';ne se passe dans une villa de l‘un de ces ghettos de riches reclus dans des citadelles murées aux abords de Pékin. Lui est écrivain, elle travaille pour une société étrang';re. Ce samedi s >>>


      UBS VEUT FAIRE LE MÉNAGE DANS TOUTE L‘ORGANISATION
      Le Temps, 18-08-2008
     GOUVERNANCE. Le président Peter Kurer souhaite nommer de nouveaux cadres ŕ tous les étages.

Le Temps Lundi 18 ao$';t 2008 Le vent du changement souffle de plus en plus fort ŕ UBS.

Peter Kurer ne se contentera pas de la réorientation de la stratégie annoncée le >>>


      UN AIR DE DÉJŔ–VU...
      Le Temps, 18-08-2008
     François Landgraf, Saint– Sulpice (VD) Lundi 18 ao$';t 2008 La disproportion de la violence [de] l‘armée russe pour contrer l‘incompréhensible initiative du président géorgien en Ossétie du Sud n‘est pas sans rappeler la brutalité de Staline. [...] S&lsqu >>>


      UN RECORD CRÉDIBLE?
      Le Temps, 18-08-2008
     Selon Martial Saugy, spécialiste du dopage, une telle performance est crédible. Julie Conti Lundi 18 ao$';t 2008 Est–il possible de courir le 100 m';tres en ',6'? Męme saint Thomas aurait répondu par l‘affirmative apr';s la magnifique démonstration d&ls >>>


      «LES OBLIGATIONS CUBAINES ONT UN POTENTIEL INTÉRESSANT»
      Le Temps, 18-08-2008
     Questions ŕ Phillip Blackwood, gérant de l‘ISI Emerging Market Local Currency Debt.

Jean–Pascal Baechler Lundi 18 ao$';t 2008 Grâce aux réserves accumulées et aux réformes de ces derni';res années, les économies émergentes abordent le ralen >>>


      ALWALEED TOP INVESTOR IN SAUDI STOCK MARKET
      Arab News, 18-08-2008
     Reuters RIYADH: Prince Alwaleed bin Talal is the largest private investor on the Saudi stock exchange, with SR53.47 billion ($14.3 billion) worth of direct and indirect shareholdings, exchange data showed.

Alwaleed runs Kingdom Holding Co., Citigroup Inc.s largest shareholder. The largest Arab bourse began nami >>>


      ASIA PROPERTY STOCKS TAKE A DIVE
      Arab News, 18-08-2008
     Aipeng Soo | Reuters KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian property stocks have fallen more than 30 percent this year due to domestic politics and inflation, but an imminent increase in interest rates is dashing any hopes of bargain hunting.

The countrys property sector has also underperformed peers across Southeast Asia, th >>>


      BMG INDEX DROPS SLIGHTLY
      Arab News, 18-08-2008
     Arab News JEDDAH The BMG Saudi Index moved down by 0.1 percent in yesterdays trading session to 44'.6 points. The total turnover also declined by 13.7 percent to SR2.2 billion ($574 million) versus SR2.5 billion ($665 million) registered on Saturday.

The services sector was the only sector to remain stagnan >>>


      CHINA BRANDS NEED OLYMPIAN LEAP
      Arab News, 18-08-2008
     Reuters HONG KONG/SEOUL: They thought the Olympics would be a sprint to glory but, for Chinese brands, worldwide recognition is turning out to be a marathon.

The Games could be a launchpad, as they were for Japanese and South Korean companies, but it could takes years for Chinas firms to overcome negative image >>>


      GULF CONSTRUCTION TO TOP SR1.2 TRILLION
      Arab News, 18-08-2008
     Sarah Abdullah I Arab News JEDDAH: Despite the petrodollar windfall Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have been raking in as a result of the increase in oil prices over the last few months, new research suggests that there is an even bigger investment to be made in the region.

According to DMG >>>


      ISLAMIC FINANCE GATHERS STEAM IN GCC
      Arab News, 18-08-2008
     Mushtak Parker I Arab News London: Saudi utilities and corporates are emerging as major drivers of Islamic finance transactions with a spate of high–powered and, in some instances, pioneering structures coming to the market over the last few months.

According to various market players this augurs well for >>>


      NEWS IN BRIEF: KUWAIT SIGNS $27BN WORTH OF DEALS
      Arab News, 18-08-2008
     Arab News KUWAIT: Kuwait signed more than $27 billion of investment agreements with nine Asian countries, including Brunei and the Philippines, during an Asian tour this month, its finance minister said in remarks published yesterday.

The agreements were in the economic, oil, health and foreign affairs sectors, >>>


      SAUDI GOLD SALES VALUE RISES TO SR4.84BN
      Arab News, 18-08-2008
     Khalil Hanware I Arab News TOO HOT: Purchases of gold jewelry fell in the Kingdom in the second quarter due to high and volatile prices. (AN photo)

JEDDAH: The value of Saudi Arabias gold sales increased by 14 percent to SR4.84 billion in the second quarter of 2008 despite the global credit crisis and inflation >>>


      STC, MAN UTD TO SIGN DEAL
      Arab News, 18-08-2008
     Agencies RIYADH: Saudi Telecom Co. (STC) is set to sign a marketing deal with British football club Manchester United PLC that could be worth $18.6 million, a spokesman said, its first–ever deal with a non–Saudi football club.

Football is a favored pastime in the Middle East and telecom firms, inclu >>>


      A PERFECT SENSE OF LIFE
      Arab News, 18-08-2008
     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 >>>


      COLOR IN ALL CREATION
      Arab News, 18-08-2008
     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, 18-08-2008
     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, 18-08-2008
     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 >>>


      THE DISCOURSE
      Arab News, 18-08-2008
     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 DISCOURSE
      Arab News, 18-08-2008
     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 PROPHET AS A MAN: HOW TO TREAT OPPOSITE VIEWS
      Arab News, 18-08-2008
     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, 18-08-2008
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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 >>>


      AL–FARSY REVIEWS HAJ PLANS BY TAWAFA GROUPS
      Arab News, 18-08-2008
     Badea Abu Al–Naja I Arab News Minister of Haj Fouad Al–Farsy MAKKAH: Minister of Haj Fouad Al–Farsy and senior officials from his ministry visited a number of Tawafa establishments and reviewed their Haj plans yesterday.

Al–Farsy began his tour with a visit to the Arab Pilgrims Tawafa Es >>>


      FATHER ACCUSED OF KIDNAPPING NEWBORN FROM HOSPITAL
      Arab News, 18-08-2008
     Arab News JEDDAH: Police are investigating a case concerning a father who allegedly "kidnapped" his newborn baby from the King Abdul Aziz Hospital here recently.

"A woman has complained that her husband kidnapped her baby from the hospitals neonatal unit while she was asleep in her room," sa >>>


      ONLINE DEFAMATION: YOU CAN GET AWAY WITH IT
      Arab News, 18-08-2008
     Hassna&#3'a Mokhtar I Arab News Saeed Al–Huresen JEDDAH: Circulate an e–mail or a text message implicating your business partner or spreading lies about your supervisors integrity and you can get away with it. The Cyber Crime Act (CCA), issued by Royal Decree M/18 on Rabi Al–Awwal 7, 1428AH, sp >>>


      PISJ–ES STUDENTS ACHIEVE OUTSTANDING RESULTS
      Arab News, 18-08-2008
     Arab News JEDDAH: Pakistan International School (English Section) Jeddah (PISJ–ES) students have achieved outstanding results at the 2008 IGCSE O and A level examinations conducted by the British University of Cambridge.

Most of the students have secured A× and A grades. The number of A×s and >>>


      SOUTH JEDDAH FACELIFT TO LEAVE MANY HOMELESS
      Arab News, 18-08-2008
     Hasan Hatrash I Arab News AT RANDOM: An alley in Al–Nuzlah district, where many of the structures are built over lands with no official deeds. (AN photo by Hasan Hatrash)

JEDDAH: Residents of south Jeddahs random districts, which are to be developed under a multimillion riyal contract, have expressed fear >>>


      BANGLADESHI COPS TO MONITOR POLITICAL PARTIES
      Arab News, 18-08-2008
     World DHAKA: Bangladesh police yesterday launched a special intelligence unit to monitor the activities of political parties, one of which branded the move as "unfortunate and undemocratic." "We created the Political Intelligence Operation (PIO) to gather advance reports of what they (political parties) p >>>


      CONDITION OF MOTHER IN UAE BABY KILLING WORSENS
      Arab News, 18-08-2008
     Shadiah Abdullah I Arab News DUBAI: The condition of a Sudanese mother, who allegedly killed her twin newborn babies last Sunday, is deteriorating, as she has stopped eating, said an official from the Sudanese Consulate in Dubai.

The woman is accused of killing her 20–day–old twin girls by lying on >>>


      DUBAI VOWS ZERO–TOLERANCE ON CORRUPTION
      Arab News, 18-08-2008
     Reuters DUBAI: Prosecutors in Dubai said yesterday fighting corruption was a top priority for the Gulf business hub and pledged a zero–tolerance policy on violations.

Police probes have been launched this year into alleged financial irregularities involving employees of companies affiliated with the gover >>>


      FITNESS CERTIFICATE ISSUE WILL BE SOLVED SOON, SAYS DUBAI OFFICIAL
      Arab News, 18-08-2008
     K.T. Abdurabb, Arab News DUBAI: A top Dubai civic body official clarified that the medical fitness certificates, issued by municipality–run clinics would be accepted by Ministry of Labor once a memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed by the municipality with Department of Health and Medical Services (DOHMS), come >>>


      IRAN PUTS DUMMY SATELLITE INTO ORBIT
      Arab News, 18-08-2008
     Agencies TEHRAN: Iran said it had put a dummy satellite into orbit on a homegrown rocket for the first time yesterday a move likely to increase Western concerns about its nuclear ambitions.

The ballistic technology used to put satellites into space can also be used for launching weapons, although Iran says it h >>>


      ISRAEL DECIDES TO FREE 200 PALESTINIANS
      Arab News, 18-08-2008
     Mohammed Mari I Arab News RAMALLAH: The Israeli government yesterday approved the release of some 200 Palestinian prisoners, out of around 11,000 prisoners Israel holds in its jails, as a goodwill gesture to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

Three ministers of the religious Shas party and Transportation Mini >>>


      MUSHARRAF STAYS DEFIANT AS CHARGE SHEET READIED
      Arab News, 18-08-2008
     Azhar Masood I Arab News ISLAMABAD: As Pakistans ruling coalition readied impeachment charges against Pervez Musharraf, the embattled president said that he was ready to defend himself in Parliament.

"President Musharraf is waiting for the charge sheet," said Shaikh Waqas, a leader of the PML (Q) who >>>


      RAJ THACKERAY JUSTIFIES ATTACK ON PUNE SCHOOL
      Arab News, 18-08-2008
     Shahid Raza Burney I Arab News PUNE: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) supremo Raj Thackeray has justified the attack by his party workers on Mercedes Benz International School (MBIS) in Pune on Aug. 15 for allegedly failing to hoist the national flag. Speaking at the launch of the MNS membership drive across the state h >>>


      RIVALS LOCK HORNS OVER ABORTION
      Arab News, 18-08-2008
     AP LAKE FOREST, Calif: Presidential contenders Barack Obama and John McCain differed sharply on abortion on Saturday, with McCain saying a babys human rights begin "at conception," while Obama restated his support for legalized abortion. Appearing on the same stage for the first time in months, although they o >>>


      RUSSIA PROMISES TO LEAVE GEORGIA TODAY
      Arab News, 18-08-2008
     Christopher Torchia I INS GORI, Georgia: Russias president said troops would begin pulling out of Georgia today, but made no mention of leaving the separatist province at the heart of the conflict between the countries.

A defiant Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili said the former Soviet republic would not r >>>


      SECTARIAN CLASHES TOLL PASSES 200
      Arab News, 18-08-2008
     Agency ISLAMABAD: Sectarian clashes raged in a remote tribal region of Pakistan yesterday, increasing the death toll in 12 days of fighting to more than 200, officials said. At least 24 people were killed and dozens were wounded in overnight gunfights between Sunni and Shiite Muslims in the Kurram tribal district border >>>


      SUDAN CONDEMNS TOP DARFUR REBEL, 7 OTHERS TO DEATH
      Arab News, 18-08-2008
     AFP KHARTOUM: A Sudanese court yesterday sentenced to death a top Darfur rebel and seven others, bringing to 38 the number condemned to hang over an unprecedented attack on Khartoum that killed more than 222 people.

Abdul Aziz Ashur, half brother of Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) leader Khalil Ibrahim, and >>>


      US PROSECUTORS TARGET 6 BLACKWATER GUARDS
      Arab News, 18-08-2008
     Reuters WASHINGTON: US prosecutors have sent letters to six Blackwater security guards involved in a Baghdad shooting last year in a move that could lead to groundbreaking criminal indictments, The Washington Post reported yesterday.

Bodyguards from US security firm Blackwater Worldwide opened fire in a traffic >>>


      ACROSS THE NORTHEAST, GOP‘S HOLD LESSENS
      Washington Post, 18-08-2008
     By Ben Pershingwashingtonpost.com Staff WriterMonday, August 18, 2008; A04 SYRACUSE, N.Y. –– When Dan Maffei tells how he decided to run for office, the former congressional press secretary recounts a casual conversation he had in 2005 with a reporter, who pointed out that New York‘s 25th District was >>>


      BACK TO SCHOOL: EDUCATION BY THE NUMBERS
      Washington Post, 18-08-2008
     AM –– Statistics on U.S. schools. Numbers with an "(x)" are projections. Racial and ethnic makeup of public schools: _1'72: 78 percent white, 15 percent black, 6 percent Hispanic, 1 percent other _2005: 57.1 percent white, 17.2 percent black, 1'.8 percent Hispanic, 5.8 percent other Public >>>


      BACK TO SCHOOL: SHAKY ECONOMY HITS KIDS
      Washington Post, 18-08-2008
     WASHINGTON –– Hard times and higher fuel prices will follow kids back to school this fall.

Children will walk farther to the bus stop, pay more for lunch, study from old textbooks and wear last year‘s clothes. Field trips? Forget about it.

This year, it could cost nearly twice as much >>>


      BEAR ATTACKS HIT RECORD HIGH IN ALASKA
      Washington Post, 18-08-2008
     By Karl VickWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, August 17, 2008; A03 EAGLE RIVER, Alaska –– Most times, in Alaska, the bear eats you.

But this summer, in a record year for maulings, Devon Rees managed a draw with the grizzly that leapt onto him as he sauntered home between a stream brimming with sal >>>


      COURT FILINGS REVEAL EVIDENCE AGAINST STEVENS
      Washington Post, 18-08-2008
     By Del Quentin WilberWashington Post Staff WriterSaturday, August 16, 2008; A04 Sen. Ted Stevens (R–Alaska) quickly turned a $5,000 Florida condo investment into a profit of more than $100,000 in a questionable transaction that federal prosecutors would like to introduce as evidence at his trial next month on char >>>


      FDA DRAFT REPORT: NO RISK FROM BPA IN FOOD CONTAINERS
      Washington Post, 18-08-2008
     A02 A controversial chemical commonly found in can linings, baby bottles and other household products does not pose a health hazard when used in food containers, according to a draft assessment released by the Food and Drug Administration yesterday.

The report stands in contrast to more than 100 studies perform >>>


      FUR REAL? PAIR SAY THEY HAVE BIGFOOT
      Washington Post, 18-08-2008
     A02 LOS ANGELES, Aug. 15 –– Bigfoot has been found in the Georgia woods and is being held in a cooler at an undisclosed location.

So say two self–proclaimed Bigfoot trackers, Matthew Whitton and Rick Dyer, who held a news conference in Palo Alto on Friday to publicize their claim of having fou >>>


      GRAND CANYON FLOODS BREACH DAM, FORCE EVACUATIONS
      Washington Post, 18-08-2008
     PHOENIX –– When Cedar Hemmings and his small party returned from a Grand Canyon hike to the spot where they had tied their rafts, they found that a flash flood had left them stranded.

"We were basically stuck up the canyon without or rafts," he said. "We had no supplies, no food and v >>>


      IMMIGRATION IS SNARING U.S. CITIZENS IN ITS RAIDS
      Washington Post, 18-08-2008
     Marie Justeen Mancha was at home alone when she heard strange voices inside the house. As she crept down a hallway to make sure she wasn‘t hearing things, the voices erupted into shouts.

" ‘Police! Illegals!‘ " Testifying in a House subcommittee hearing, Mancha recalled the words she >>>


      IN N.Y., WATERBOARDING AS DARK ART
      Washington Post, 18-08-2008
     NEW YORK –– Slip a dollar into a slot in the "Waterboard Thrill Ride," and watch through bars as a man in a hooded sweatshirt pours water into the nose and mouth of another man in an orange jumpsuit convulsing against his restraints.

It looks like a scene from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. But thi >>>


      IN RURAL MISSOURI, THE PLACE TO BRING YOUR CENTS OF HUMOR
      Washington Post, 18-08-2008
     By Peter SlevinWashington Post Staff WriterMonday, August 18, 2008; A03 TIGHTWAD, Mo. –– When Ellen T. Lindsey picks up the telephone in this flyspeck town, the first question, more often than not, is "Are you a real bank?" Lindsey, the new manager, assures the callers that the institution is, inde >>>


      INFLATION GETS RIGHT DOWN TO THE REAL NITTY–GRITTY
      Washington Post, 18-08-2008
     Even dirt isn‘t dirt–cheap anymore. At your local garden center, the cheapest dirt, which often goes by the name of "premium topsoil," may cost $4.'' for a 40–pound bag, about a buck more than a year or two ago.

Then there‘s the gourmet dirt –– the scientifi >>>



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