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      ARGENTINA ENDS GREECE’S DREAMS OF A MEDAL
      Kathimerin, 21-08-2008
     LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS Basketball player Panayiotis Vassilopoulos holds his head after Greece lost 80–78 to Argentina in the men’s quarterfinals of the Beijing Olympics.

Its defeat in the tense game means Greece’s hopes of winning a medal came to an end. Argentina, which knocked Greece out at the same sta >>>


      ATHENS SEEKS EU FERRY SUBSIDIES
      Kathimerin, 21-08-2008
     Athens is courting Brussels to subsidize Greek ferry services on routes considered to be unprofitable by shipping firms and aims to get the European Union to cover as much as '0 percent of ticket costs, Deputy Merchant Marine Minister Panayiotis Kammenos said yesterday.

The aim is to bring ferry costs to th >>>


      DRIVING TEST SET FOR OVERHAUL
      Kathimerin, 21-08-2008
     The way that learner drivers obtain their licenses and vehicles pass the KTEO roadworthiness test are set to become much more transparent, according to Transport Minister Costis Hatzidakis.

He said that both processes would be overhauled by the end of year, after holding a meeting yesterday with the Greek chapt >>>


      ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH VARTHOLOMAIOS...
      Kathimerin, 21-08-2008
     NIKOS ARVANITIDIS/ANA Reporters swarm around Ecumenical Patriarch Vartholomaios yesterday upon his arrival at Thessaloniki airport. The patriarch today begins a five–day visit to Mount Athos, coinciding with the 500th anniversary of the death of the founder of the St Dionysius Monastery.
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      FLOOD PREVENTION A PRETEXT TO DREDGE RIVER
      Kathimerin, 21-08-2008
     Residents and environmental groups in the prefecture of Ileia in the western Peloponnese allege that local building contractors are illegally removing large quantities of sand from the bed of the Erymanthos River, which at this time of year is dry.

The practice negatively impacts the riverine habitat, the flow >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 21-08-2008
     TOURIST DISAPPEARANCE Search continues for elderly Swiss jogger missing on Crete Rescue services on Crete yesterday intensified the search for a 72–year–old Swiss tourist missing since Tuesday afternoon after going jogging in the southern resort of Palaiochora. The man, who had been staying at a local campsi >>>


      IOC PRESSES ON DOPING PROBE
      Kathimerin, 21-08-2008
     International Olympic Committee delivers file on Fani Halkia to Greek prosecutors and may take legal action In an unprecedented move, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) yesterday handed over to Greek prosecutors the information it has collected on disgraced Greek hurdler Fani Halkia, who failed a doping test days >>>


      SIEMENS MAGISTRATE MAKING PROGRESS
      Kathimerin, 21-08-2008
     Investigating magistrate Nikos Zagorianos could begin questioning suspects in the Siemens bribery case as early as next week, sources said yesterday.

Zagorianos took over the probe in July after a preliminary investigation failed to find evidence pointing to any wrongdoing by politicians. He has yet to formally >>>


      A CONTRE–COURANT, GENČVE FAIT LE PARI DE LA TOLÉRANCE FACE AUX «BOTELLONES»
      Le Temps, 21-08-2008
     Faut–il oui ou non autoriser les «botellones»? Prises de court par une déferlante de rendez–vous, les villes suisses réagissent. (photo: Keystone) SUISSE. Les villes suisses, Lausanne en tęte, refusent de cautionner des rassemblements tr';s alcoolisés. Sauf Gen';ve. La Cit >>>


      APRČS L‘AGITATION ESTIVALE, PASCAL COUCHEPIN S‘AFFIRME EN PATRON DU CONSEIL FÉDÉRAL
      Le Temps, 21-08-2008
     Pascal Couchepin. Une deuxi';me présidence qui semble lui réussir. (photo: Keystone) RENTREE. En insistant sur l‘agrément de présider un coll';ge qui ne connaît plus de fuites depuis le départ de Christoph Blocher, le président de la Confédération s&lsqu >>>


      APÔTRE DU «BOTELLON»
      Le Temps, 21-08-2008
     RAPHAEL LUTZ. A 24 ans, un étudiant de Grandvaux se retrouve au cśur d‘une des plus grosses polémiques de l‘été.

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      AVION EN FLAMMES Ŕ MADRID: L‘ESPAGNE PLONGE DANS LE DEUIL
      Le Temps, 21-08-2008
     ACCIDENT. Un appareil s‘est écrasé au décollage avec plus de 170 personnes ŕ bord.

Le temps Jeudi 21 ao$';t 2008 Le drame est survenu ŕ 14h50, alors que le vol JK 5022 de la compagnie Spanair décollait pour les Canaries. Pour une raison inconnue, l‘appareil s&lsq >>>


      BIMBO–LIBIDO–BISCOTOS, LA ROUTINE DES PLAGISTES DU GIRON OLYMPIQUE
      Le Temps, 21-08-2008
     BEACH–VOLLEY. Intronisé aux Jeux pour en rajeunir l‘audimat, le beach–volley connaît un nouvel essor populaire. A Pékin, fiers biscotos et peu frileuses demoiselles se déhanchent ŕ loisir.

Christian Despont, Pékin Jeudi 21 ao$';t 2008 Un homme a oublié >>>


      C‘EST ENCORE LOIN, LA MER?
      Le Temps, 21-08-2008
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      CES PETITES ENTREPRISES QUI NE VIVENT QU‘EN ÉTÉ (1/5). LA FOLIE VOLTAIRE, NEUF TABLES DANS LA VERDURE
      Le Temps, 21-08-2008
     LAUSANNE. Au parc Mon–Repos, une terrasse poétique pour oublier la ville. Rinny Gremaud Jeudi 21 ao$';t 2008 Elle éclôt presque en męme temps que les magnolias. Et, tout comme l‘été, la précieuse terrasse de la Folie Voltaire disparaît chaque année trop t&# >>>


      COMMUNAUX D‘AMBILLY: L‘ETAT OFFRE SA MÉDIATION
      Le Temps, 21-08-2008
     GENEVE. Le conflit se durcit entre Ambilly et deux promoteurs. Le canton propose son aide.

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      COUP DE FROID IMMOBILIER
      Le Temps, 21-08-2008
     Les promesses d‘Aminona Jean–Michel Cina: «Je plaide toujours pour une croissance maîtrisée» TEMPS FORT Le Temps I Article Coup de froid immobilier La demande de chalets de prestige dans les grandes stations valaisannes est freinée par la crise financi';re. Le Valais s&lsqu >>>


      DEUX BATEAUX POUR BRISER LE BLOCUS DE GAZA
      Le Temps, 21-08-2008
     PROCHE–ORIENT. Défi ŕ hauts risques d‘une soixantaine de pacifistes pour alerter l‘opinion mondiale.

Serge Dumont, Tel–Aviv Jeudi 21 ao$';t 2008 «Arrętez le si';ge!» C‘est en scandant ce slogan qu‘une soixantaine de pacifistes tentero >>>


      EXTRĘME DROITE SUISSE: LA NORMALISATION
      Le Temps, 21-08-2008
     COURRIER DES LECTEURS Le Temps I Article Extręme droite suisse: la normalisation Boël Sambuc, Vessy (GE) Jeudi 21 ao$';t 2008 «La Suisse, courant normal», écrivez–vous, en constatant que cette année «le patriotisme n‘a pas été un enjeu de la Fęte na >>>


      FREDDIE MAC ET FANNIE MAE EN CHUTE LIBRE
      Le Temps, 21-08-2008
     CREDITS. Les deux titres perdent encore pr';s de 20%. Le Temps Jeudi 21 ao$';t 2008 Les actions des deux géants du refinancement hypothécaire américain, Freddie Mac et Fannie Mae, étaient massacrées mercredi ŕ la bourse de New York.

Freddie Mac et Fannie Mae, qui d&# >>>


      FRIBOURG LANCE SON CENTRE SPORTIF HAUT DE GAMME
      Le Temps, 21-08-2008
     FRIBOURG. Le chantier du nouveau site de Saint–Léonard, aux portes du chef–lieu, a démarré. Fin des travaux en 2010.

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      HÔTELS AVEC HISTOIRES (4/6). LE BELVÉDČRE, CENTENAIRE DÉCONTRACTÉ
      Le Temps, 21-08-2008
     A deux pas du Parc national, dans le village grison de Scuol, ce chaleureux hôtel avec bains ne connaît plus de saison creuse entre sports d‘hiver et d‘été. Il allie tradition et modernité dans un heureux mariage.

Sandra Moro, Scuol Jeudi 21 ao$';t 2008 Il a l‘a >>>


      IKEA S‘IMPOSE DANS LES ÉLECTIONS Ŕ VERNIER
      Le Temps, 21-08-2008
     GENEVE. Le projet d‘installation du magasin dans la deuxi';me commune du canton agite les partis.

Cynthia Gani Jeudi 21 ao$';t 2008 Ikea doit–il installer un magasin dans la commune genevoise de Vernier?

A l‘approche des élections verniolanes du 28 septembre, le su >>>


      JEAN–MICHEL CINA: «JE PLAIDE TOUJOURS POUR UNE CROISSANCE MAÎTRISÉE»
      Le Temps, 21-08-2008
     Le conseiller d‘Etat valaisan Jean–Michel Cina se défend d‘avoir aggravé le ralentissement.

Xavier Filliez Jeudi 21 ao$';t 2008 Le Temps: La crise économique joue son rôle dans le coup de froid immobilier.

Vous avez aussi une part de responsabilité. Dix >>>


      KAFKA ACCUSÉ DE PORNOGRAPHIE
      Le Temps, 21-08-2008
     POLEMIQUE. Un universitaire entend dynamiter l‘image de l‘écrivain. Florence Noivile, Le Monde Jeudi 21 ao$';t 2008 En Angleterre, «l‘affaire K» ferait sourire si elle ne plongeait pas dans l‘émoi la plupart des universitaires et spécialistes de Franz Kafka (1883 >>>


      L‘AVIS DE L‘EXPERT. «IL EST ENVISAGEABLE QU‘USAIN BOLT NE SOIT PAS DOPÉ»
      Le Temps, 21-08-2008
     L‘avis de l‘expert. Bengt Kayser, directeur de l‘Institut du mouvement et du sport ŕ l‘Université de Gen';ve.

Xavier Vuissoz Jeudi 21 ao$';t 2008 «Dans le climat actuel, toute performance sportive peut ętre remise en question. Tout recordman est d&lsqu >>>


      L‘ESPAGNE SOUS LE CHOC APRČS LE CRASH DE MADRID
      Le Temps, 21-08-2008
     Les débris de l‘avion de la compagnie Spanair. Seules vingt–six personnes ont pu ętre évacuées de la carlingue en feu. (photo: Keystone) Agrandir l‘image AVIATION. Un appareil de la compagnie Spanair s‘est écrasé apr';s son décollage.

Au moins 1 >>>


      L‘HISTOIRE. L‘ÉTRANGE PANNE DES OPPOSANTS AUX 4X4
      Le Temps, 21-08-2008
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      L‘HOMME DU JOUR. ROHULLAH NIKPAI, MESSAGER DE LA PAIX
      Le Temps, 21-08-2008
     L‘homme du jour. Rohullah Nikpai, premier médaillé afghan de l‘histoire des jeux d‘été.

Fred Hirzel Jeudi 21 ao$';t 2008 «Je suis tr';s fier d‘ętre le premier médaillé de l‘histoire de mon pays.

Cette récompense >>>


      LA BOURSE SUISSE DU 20 AOŰT 2008
      Le Temps, 21-08-2008
     FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article La bourse suisse du 20 ao$';t 2008 Nestlé et les pharmaceutiques en berne.

BCGE Private Banking Jeudi 21 ao$';t 2008 Le marché suisse a entamé la séance sur de légers gains. Mais tr';s vite, il entamait une glissade qui atteigna >>>


      LA MORT DE 4' BÉBÉS SOULČVE DES QUESTIONS SUR LES TESTS CLINIQUES EN INDE
      Le Temps, 21-08-2008
     Centre de tests pour médicaments antisida ŕ New Delhi. L’Inde devrait encaisser plus de 1 milliard de francs d’ici ŕ 2010. (photo: Keystone) PHARMA. Parmi les produits utilisés ŕ New Delhi figurent des médicaments de Roche et Novartis. Le taux de mortalité sur l‘ensemble des test >>>


      LA RUPTURE COMME EXERCICE D‘ÉQUILIBRE
      Le Temps, 21-08-2008
     BEAUX–ARTS. Au Kunstmuseum de Lucerne, Anne–Mie van Kerckhoven montre des films et des dessins en phase avec les contradictions de notre monde actuel, avec lesquelles l‘ętre humain doit désormais composer.

Philippe Mathonnet, Lucerne Jeudi 21 ao$';t 2008 Chacun, de nos jours, >>>


      LA VIE DES AUTRES
      Le Temps, 21-08-2008
     Sandra Zanelli Jeudi 21 ao$';t 2008 Nos ancętres de la préhistoire ont déjŕ fait l‘expérience du réchauffement climatique il y a 12000 ans. Et pas des moindres. Une levée des eaux de 100 m';tres, créée par la fonte des glaces, a modifié durablement l >>>


      LE DÉFI ULTIME DU CORPS PARFAIT
      Le Temps, 21-08-2008
     Christian Despont Jeudi 21 ao$';t 2008 En soufflant ŕ peine, Usain Bolt a dépoussiéré l‘un des plus vieux records de l‘athlétisme, celui du 200 m, détenu depuis douze ans par Michael Johnson.

Aucun homme n‘a jamais couru aussi vite, pas męme dans les a >>>


      LE JUS DE FRUITS ENTRAVERAIT L‘ACTION DU MÉDICAMENT
      Le Temps, 21-08-2008
     ALIMENTATION. Le pamplemousse, l‘orange et la pomme peuvent rendre partiellement toxiques certains rem';des.

Frédéric Soumois Jeudi 21 ao$';t 2008 Pour faire passer le go$';t d‘un médicament, il n‘est pas rare que les parents utilisent un jus de fruits. Pou >>>


      LES BANQUES D‘AFFAIRES PEINENT Ŕ REDRESSER LA BARRE AUX ETATS–UNIS
      Le Temps, 21-08-2008
     PREVISIONS. Goldman Sachs abaisse ses estimations de bénéfices pour cinq de ses concurrents. Lehman inqui';te le plus, suivi par Citi. Morgan Stanley est en revanche jugé bien positionné.

Yves Hulmann Jeudi 21 ao$';t 2008 Le rebond des valeurs financi';res observé >>>


      LES ESTAMPES RETROUVENT UNE TĘTE
      Le Temps, 21-08-2008
     INSTITUTION. Un Allemand nouveau conservateur du cabinet genevois. La lecture de ce texte (2844 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      MALGRÉ LA CRISE AÉRIENNE, L‘AÉROPORT DE ZURICH POURSUIT SON ESSOR
      Le Temps, 21-08-2008
     AVIATION. Unique a présenté un bénéfice semestriel en hausse de 73,1%, grâce ŕ un nombre de passagers qui se rapproche du record de 2000. Il veut étendre ses activités ŕ l‘étranger.

Daniel Eskenazi, Zurich Jeudi 21 ao$';t 2008 Malgré la crise q >>>


      MIKHAĎL SAAKACHVILI, JEUNE LOUP DU CAUCASE
      Le Temps, 21-08-2008
     GEORGIE. En lançant son offensive en Ossétie du Sud, le président géorgien a provoqué l‘ire de Moscou. Portrait d‘un admirateur de l‘Occident.

Caroline Stevan Jeudi 21 ao$';t 2008 En 2003, il entre au parlement une rose ŕ la main. En 2008, ses troupes entre >>>


      MINARETS: LE CONSEIL FÉDÉRAL PRESSE LE PAS
      Le Temps, 21-08-2008
     SUISSE Le Temps I Suisse I Article Minarets: le Conseil fédéral presse le pas INITIATIVE. Le gouvernement veut éviter les malentendus et rassurer ses interlocuteurs musulmans.

Valérie de Graffenried Jeudi 21 ao$';t 2008 Le Conseil fédéral veut aller vite avec l‘initiat >>>


      NOS HÉROS ET LEURS MODČLES(16). CHARLES LINDBERGH, PRÉSIDENT DES ETATS–UNIS
      Le Temps, 21-08-2008
     Eléonore Sulser Jeudi 21 ao$';t 2008 LE HÉROS. Juin 1'40. Charles Lindbergh pose son avion ŕ Philadelphie et s‘invite, en combinaison d‘aviateur, ŕ la Convention républicaine – «Lindy, Lindy, Lindy...»!– et s‘impose par acclamations. Quelques >>>


      POUR LE PREMIER MATCH D‘OTTMAR HITZFELD, LA NATI A REMPLI SON CONTRAT
      Le Temps, 21-08-2008
     FOOTBALL. Sous la houlette de son nouveau sélectionneur, l‘équipe de Suisse s‘impose 4–1 face ŕ Chypre au Stade de Gen';ve.

Simon Meier Jeudi 21 ao$';t 2008 L‘équipe de Suisse n‘aura jamais la prétention de cracher sur une victoire.

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      PREGLEM VISE LE MARCHÉ DU FIBROME DČS 2011
      Le Temps, 21-08-2008
     BIOTECHNOLOGIE. La petite société genevoise entame des études cliniques de phase III.

Willy Boder Jeudi 21 ao$';t 2008 Ernest Loumaye, patron de Preglem, est confiant: «Le PLG4001 fait partie d‘une nouvelle classe de médicaments qui a la propriété de réduire >>>


      PČRE DE LA CONSTITUANTE, ANDREAS AUER ATTAQUE LE CANDIDAT GROBET
      Le Temps, 21-08-2008
     GENEVE. Le professeur de droit appelle les citoyens ŕ ne pas élire l‘ex–conseiller d‘Etat le 1' octobre. Dans une lettre ŕ Christian Grobet, il l‘accuse d‘ętre guidé par le seul go$';t du pouvoir.

Cynthia Gani Jeudi 21 ao$';t 2008 Quand de >>>


      QUESTIONS Ŕ MICHAEL JOHNSON. «JEREMY WARINER VA GAGNER, MAIS LA COURSE SERA INTENSE»
      Le Temps, 21-08-2008
     Questions ŕ Michael Johnson, détenteur du record du monde du 400 m et mentor de Jeremy Wariner.

Isabelle Musy Jeudi 21 ao$';t 2008 Le Temps: Comment s‘annonce ce duel en finale du 400 m masculin?

Michael Johnson: Jeremy Wariner et Lashawn Merritt étaient tous les deux tr >>>


      QUOI DE NEUF/RENTRÉE DES CLASSES (4/5). LES CAHIERS RESPONSABLES
      Le Temps, 21-08-2008
     Quoi de neuf/Rentrée des classes (4/5). Benjamin Luis Jeudi 21 ao$';t 2008 «Oh le joli chaton! Et... Maman regarde le poney! Ahhh, trop chou le dauphin!» Parcourir les rayons de la rentrée est tr';s instructif: figurez–vous que les enfants adorent les animaux. Si, si, c‘e >>>


      RADIO CITÉ SE RĘVE EN GRANDE STATION LOCALE
      Le Temps, 21-08-2008
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      RAIFFEISEN PROFITE DE LA CRISE
      Le Temps, 21-08-2008
     BANQUE. Les clients déçus d‘UBS affluent. Philippe Gumy Jeudi 21 ao$';t 2008 La rentabilité des banques Raiffeisen souffre peu de la crise bancaire.

Le réseau de 367 établissements parvient męme ŕ tirer son épingle du jeu et ŕ accueillir l‘argent d >>>


      REPČRE. MADONNA ET CLAPTON VONT SURPERFORMER!
      Le Temps, 21-08-2008
     Rep';re. Myret Zaki Jeudi 21 ao$';t 2008 Pour l‘investisseur en quęte de rendement, c‘est le cauchemar: ni les actions, ni les obligations, ni les mati';res premi';res, ni les stratégies alternatives ne rapportent de l‘argent. C‘est lors de telles pér >>>


      SAVEURS DU FRAN'';AIS. DIČDRE, ANGLE PÉRILLEUX
      Le Temps, 21-08-2008
     Saveurs du français. Nicolas Dufour Jeudi 21 ao$';t 2008 L‘objet virevolte, il tournoie en produisant un bruit sourd ŕ mesure qu‘il fend l‘air, son vol s‘incurve jusqu‘ŕ cette étonnante courbure de sa trajectoire.

Il revient. Le boomerang fait l‘all >>>


      SIMPLE PÉQUIN. LES VOIX D‘OUTRE–JEUX
      Le Temps, 21-08-2008
     Simple péquin. Frédéric Koller. Jeudi 21 ao$';t 2008 Que fait–on pendant les Jeux olympiques lorsque l‘on est un critique du parti unique? Il y a des voix, en Europe, qui ont appelé ŕ «aller foutre le bordel en Chine» pour soutenir les droits de l‘homme. Une >>>


      STYLES DE VIE. L‘EMPIRE DU MILIEU, ICI MĘME
      Le Temps, 21-08-2008
     • Bien–ętre, gourmandises, livres, mode, gadgets. • La Chine exporte aussi ses modes de vie. • Zooms et découvertes passe–murailles. Le Temps Jeudi 21 ao$';t 2008 Le qi gong, ou comment habiter chaque mouvement de son corps Patricia Briel Est–ce une thérapie? Une méthode de b >>>


      TROISIČME DEMANDE D‘ASILE DE GUANTANAMO
      Le Temps, 21-08-2008
     DETENUS. Le Conseil fédéral a évoqué le dossier délicat mercredi. Amnesty suit l‘affaire de pr';s.

Valérie de Graffenried Jeudi 21 ao$';t 2008 Et de trois! Apr';s celle, fin juin, du Libyen Adbul Ra‘ouf al–Qassim, deux autres détenus de >>>


      USAIN BOLT, AU–DELŔ DES LIMITES
      Le Temps, 21-08-2008
     Usain Bolt a laissé ses poursuivants loin derri';re. Il a battu de deux centi';mes le record du 200 m établi en 1''6 par Michael Johnson.

(photo: Keystone) ATHLETISME. Le Jamaďcain s‘est offert le titre et le record du 200m en 1'‘‘30. C‘est la p >>>


      ZURICH, CARREFOUR THÉ'4;TRAL DU MONDE
      Le Temps, 21-08-2008
     Guy Krneta. L‘écrivain alémanique se livre chaque soir ŕ une critique loufoque des spectacles. (photo: Keystone) FESTIVAL. Le Zürcher Theater Spektakel offre sur un air de fęte des spectacles aussi sophistiqués que métissés. Balade.

Anne Fournier, Zurich Jeudi 21 ao >>>


      «EN AFGHANISTAN, LES AMÉRICAINS ONT EXACERBÉ LES DIVISIONS ENTRE ALLIÉS»
      Le Temps, 21-08-2008
     ASIE. La mort des dix soldats français illustre l‘absence de politique cohérente face aux talibans. Interview de François Heisbourg.

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      CMA ALLOWS STOCKS SWAPS WITH FOREIGN INVESTORS
      Arab News, 21-08-2008
     Khalil Hanware I Arab News JEDDAH: The Capital Market Authority (CMA), the Saudi stock market regulator, has decided to allow authorized persons to enter into swap agreements with non–resident foreign investors, whether institutions or individuals, to transfer the economic benefits of the Saudi companies shares li >>>


      CORPORATE NEWS
      Arab News, 21-08-2008
     Arab News AL–HANOO Arab Gulf water flowed through canals built by Al–Hanoo Holding, outlining 10 islands, to form, alongside 3 sections of north eastern coast of Sharjah near Al–Mintaqa Al–Hurra in the Hamriyah area, the main scenic view in Al–Nujoom Islands City, which covers 60 million sq >>>


      DOLLAR REGAINS GROUND AGAINST EURO
      Arab News, 21-08-2008
     Agencies LONDON: The dollar regained some lost ground against the euro yesterday as players took the longer–term view that the US unit could move higher still after its recent recovery.

On Tuesday, sentiment on the dollar was hit by news that US factory gate inflation had jumped to a 27–year high wh >>>


      HIGH OIL PRICES TO COST AIRLINES $6BN
      Arab News, 21-08-2008
     AFP SYDNEY: A "perfect storm" of soaring fuel costs and slipping demand could cost global airlines $6.1 billion this year, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said yesterday.

Painting a grim outlook for the industry, IATAs Director General and Chief Executive Giovanni Bisignani said he >>>


      SAUDI BANKS LIMIT LOANS AS BORROWING COSTS INCREASE
      Arab News, 21-08-2008
     Sarah Abdullah I Arab News JEDDAH: Getting a loan has just got harder for consumers, corporate, and even financial institutions themselves according to local banks which are reporting stiff demands for credit amid an increasing lack of deposits.

"There is an increasing number of requests for credit from fa >>>


      UAE LIFE INSURANCE PREMIUMS TO GROW 18%
      Arab News, 21-08-2008
     Mahmood Rafique I Arab News MANAMA: United Arab Emirates life insurance premiums are set to grow 18 percent annually, reaching 64 billion dirhams within the next three years, the latest study claims. The study confirmed a growing demand for life–insurance premiums as the increasingly sophisticated UAE mortgage mar >>>


      A PERFECT SENSE OF LIFE
      Arab News, 21-08-2008
     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, 21-08-2008
     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, 21-08-2008
     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, 21-08-2008
     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, 21-08-2008
     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, 21-08-2008
     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, 21-08-2008
     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, 21-08-2008
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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 >>>


      ABHA COURT OVERTURNS FARMHAND&#8217;S MURDER CONVICTION
      Arab News, 21-08-2008
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Abha court overturns farmhands murder conviction M. Ghazanfar Ali Khan I Arab News

RIYADH: A court in the southern city of Abha overturned an earlier conviction of an Indian youth accused of murdering a Saudi national at a local farm.

During a second hearin >>>


      FAKE–DEGREE MILL IN US LEADS TO SAUDI INQUEST
      Arab News, 21-08-2008
     Fatima Sidiya I Arab News CHEAT SHEET: The US–based Spokesman–Review newspaper posted the list of those who had purchased fake degrees. It includes at least 70 Saudis or persons who list their country of residence as Saudi Arabia.

JEDDAH: A long list of people who had purchased or attempted to purch >>>


      FERRY RETURNS TO PORT WITH MECHANICAL PROBLEMS
      Arab News, 21-08-2008
     Galal Fakkar I Arab News JEDDAH: The Jamaa–2 ferry between Safaga in Egypt and Dhuba in the northwestern Saudi coast experienced mechanical problems and had to return to Safaga and dock for three days of repairs.

Hundreds of Saudi–bound travelers, mostly Egyptian pilgrims, were stranded at the port >>>


      LEGAL AID CELL FOR INDIANS PROPOSED
      Arab News, 21-08-2008
     Mohammad Rasooldeen I Arab News RIYADH: The Indian Embassy here is setting up a legal aid cell to provide assistance to Indians accused of various offenses in the Kingdom.

"We have already sought the necessary funds from the government of India to establish and maintain such a cell," Indian Ambassador >>>


      MUNICIPALITY ALLAYS CONCERNS OVER JEDDAH&#8217;S &#8216;MUSK LAKE&#8217;
      Arab News, 21-08-2008
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Municipality allays concerns over Jeddahs Musk Lake Hasan Hatrash

JEDDAH: The Jeddah Municipality gave assurances yesterday that urgent projects under way at the sewage lake east of Jeddah are based on scientific planning and are being carried out by specialized com >>>


      SRMG ANNOUNCES MEMBERS OF ITS BOARD OF TRUSTEES
      Arab News, 21-08-2008
     Arab News From left: Hamza Beit Al–Mal, Fahd Al–Sammari, Muhammad Al–Hilwah, Abdul Rahman Al–Shibaili and Muhammad Abdu Yamani.

JEDDAH: The Saudi Research and Marketing Group (SRMG) has announced the names of the members of the newly constituted board of trustees.

The five&ndash >>>


      VERDICT IN MALPRACTICE CASE DELAYED
      Arab News, 21-08-2008
     Fatima Sidiya I Arab News JEDDAH: The head of a legal committee investigating the case of a man who has been in a coma for two months following a medical mistake while undergoing an operation for a twisted ankle said the committee would look into the case only after the summer break.

"Cases at the legal co >>>


      &#8216;PEACE DEAL WITH MILF TO BE RENEGOTIATED&#8217;
      Arab News, 21-08-2008
     AP KAUSWAGAN, Philippines: The beleaguered Philippine peace process was thrown into disarray yesterday, with the government saying a proposed deal with Muslim rebels must be renegotiated after the fighters shot or hacked 37 people to death.

The announcement came as the peace process with the Moro Islamic Libera >>>


      150 DEAD IN MADRID PLANE CRASH
      Arab News, 21-08-2008
     Agencies FIGHTING FOR LIFE: A grievously injured Spanair crash victim is wheeled into La Paz Hospital in Madrid on Wednesday. (EPA)

MADRID: Up to 150 people died after a plane overshot the runway at Barajas airport here yesterday.

Emergency services said only 23 of the 173 passengers and crew on board >>>


      50 HURT IN JAMMU AS MOBS GO ON RAMPAGE
      Arab News, 21-08-2008
     Agencies JAMMU: Rampaging mobs in this winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir torched government buildings, including a police post, and repeatedly clashed with security forces on the final day of their court arrest campaign yesterday.

At least 50 people were injured. Hundreds of Hindu protesters defied a curfew i >>>


      BASHIR &#8216;STRENGTHENED&#8217; BY ICC ARREST BID
      Arab News, 21-08-2008
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Bashir strengthened by ICC arrest bid Agencies

ISTANBUL: Sudanese President Omar Bashir said attempts by the International Criminal Court (ICC) to prosecute him for genocide and war crimes had only strengthened his position and he had no fear of extradition.

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      EGYPT STARTS PROBE INTO SENATE BLAZE
      Arab News, 21-08-2008
     Jailan Zayan I AFP CAIRO: Egypt was poised to start an investigation yesterday after an all–night effort to put out a blaze that tore through the Senate building in the heart of Cairo and left one fireman dead.

Authorities were assessing the damage to the 1'th century building after emergency services >>>


      MCCAIN TAKES LEAD OVER OBAMA
      Arab News, 21-08-2008
     John Whitesides I Reuters WASHINGTON: In a sharp turnaround, Republican John McCain has opened a five–point lead on Democrat Barack Obama in the US presidential race and is seen as a stronger manager of the economy, according to a Reuters/Zogby poll released yesterday.

McCain leads Obama among likely US v >>>


      PUNE POLICE CHIEF RILES MUSLIMS, AGAIN
      Arab News, 21-08-2008
     Shahid Burney I Arab News PUNE: In just two months on the job Pune Police Commissioner Satyapal Singh has gotten considerable media coverage. First he proposed that women on motor scooters should not wear the niqab (face veil).

Now hes gotten the local Muslim community angry once again over claims that about 30 >>>


      RUSSIA TO FREEZE MILITARY TIES WITH NATO
      Arab News, 21-08-2008
     Agencies EXHAUSTED: Russian soldiers sit as they wait for orders to leave their position outside the Georgian village of Ruisi on Wednesday. (Reuters)

OSLO/BRUSSELS: Russia is to freeze all military cooperation with NATO following the alliances response to the Georgian conflict, the Norwegian Defense Ministry s >>>


      SHUTDOWN PARALYZES LIFE IN LEFT–RULED STATES
      Arab News, 21-08-2008
     Agencies KOLKATA: A one–day strike called yesterday by Communists to protest against inflation shut down three Indian states ruled by the Left parties, and partially hit train and air services, but the rest of the country was largely unaffected, officials said.

A separate strike was also called by three b >>>


      ZARDARI BACKED FOR PAKISTAN PRESIDENT
      Arab News, 21-08-2008
     Azhar Masood I Arab News ISLAMABAD: A major opposition party yesterday backed Benazir Bhuttos widower to become Pakistans president, as the power struggle following the resignation of Pervez Musharraf intensified.

Asif Ali Zardari leads the largest party in the ruling coalition, whose drive to impeach Musharraf >>>


      ‘INCALCULABLE LOSS‘ _ US REP. TUBBS JONES MOURNED
      Washington Post, 21-08-2008
     EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio –– Tributes from political allies and even one–time enemies came pouring in for Democratic U.S. Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones, a trailblazer whose energy and outspokenness made her one of Congress‘ most dynamic leaders.

Tubbs Jones, the first black woman to represent Oh >>>


      1 WOUNDED IN SHOOTING AT TENN. SCHOOL
      Washington Post, 21-08-2008
     KNOXVILLE, Tenn. –– Police say they‘ve taken a suspect into custody after a shooting in the cafeteria of a Knoxville, Tenn. high school.

The shooting at Central High School was reported to police at about 8:10 Thursday morning.

Police spokesman Darryl DeBusk says police took a suspect >>>


      2 NJ CHILDREN REUNITED WITH DAD IN GEORGIA
      Washington Post, 21-08-2008
     MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. –– Two little girls from New Jersey have been reunited with their father after being trapped by violence in the Republic of Georgia for two weeks.

They arrived at the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi after a six–hour ride in a vehicle with French Ambassador Eric Fournier. They were g >>>


      BLOOMBERG CALLS FOR ALTERNATIVE ENERGY
      Washington Post, 21-08-2008
     By Robin ShulmanWashington Post Staff WriterThursday, August 21, 2008; A02 NEW YORK –– Outlining his vision for a dramatic reconfiguration of urban energy sources, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg says he is exploring potential for installing turbines and other alternative energy generators throughout New York Cit >>>


      CONVENTION LINEUP
      Washington Post, 21-08-2008
     Here is the announced lineup of speakers for the Republican National Convention, Sept. 1 to 4 in St. Paul, Minn.

Monday Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (I–Conn.) California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger Vice President Cheney First lady Laura Bush President Bush Tuesday Former New York mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani Form >>>


      DOCUMENTS: US STRIKE AIDED BIN LADEN–TALIBAN TIES
      Washington Post, 21-08-2008
     WASHINGTON –– The U.S. cruise missile strike on an al–Qaida training camp in Afghanistan in 1''8 was meant to kill Osama bin Laden. But he apparently left shortly before the missiles struck, and newly declassified U.S. documents suggest the attack cemented an alliance with his Taliban protector >>>


      GIULIANI, LIEBERMAN WILL SPEAK AT GOP CONVENTION
      Washington Post, 21-08-2008
     A03 Socially moderate former New York mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani and former Democratic vice presidential nominee Joseph I. Lieberman will have featured speaking roles at next month‘s Republican National Convention, party officials announced yesterday.

Giuliani, who once thought he would be the one acceptin >>>


      MCCAIN HOPES TO TURN THE TIDE IN GREAT LAKES AREA
      Washington Post, 21-08-2008
     1:47 AM ST. PAUL, Minn. –– Democratic dominance in presidential elections has been the norm for decades throughout much of the country‘s union–strong industrial Great Lakes region.

Republican John McCain hopes to upset that history. The GOP presidential candidate is mounting strong chall >>>


      MCCAIN NOT SURE HOW MANY HOUSES HE AND WIFE OWN
      Washington Post, 21-08-2008
     WASHINGTON –– Days after he cracked that being rich in the U.S. meant earning at least $5 million a year, Republican presidential candidate John McCain acknowledged that he wasn‘t sure how many houses he and his wealthy wife actually own.

"I think _ I‘ll have my staff get to you,&qu >>>


      NYC CASH–FOR–TESTS PROGRAM SHOWS MIXED RESULTS
      Washington Post, 21-08-2008
     NEW YORK –– A privately funded initiative that pays students in some New York City high schools up to $1,000 for passing Advanced Placement tests is not making the grade, critics say.

Students at the 31 schools participating in the program called Rewarding Achievement, or REACH, took 345 more tests >>>


      OFFICIALS: DEAL CALLS FOR TROOP PULLBACK IN IRAQ
      Washington Post, 21-08-2008
     21, 2008; 2:34 AM BAGHDAD –– Iraqi and American negotiators have completed a draft agreement that extends the legal basis for U.S. troops to remain in Iraq beyond the end of this year, while calling for them to move out of Iraqi cities as soon as June 30, Iraqi and American officials told The Associated Pres >>>


      ON CAMPUS, LEGAL DRINKING AGE IS FLUNKING THE REALITY TEST
      Washington Post, 21-08-2008
     Next week, when President C.D. "Dan" Mote welcomes freshmen to the University of Maryland, he will inform them that the college police will enforce underage drinking laws "with terrific ferocity." And then he will turn around and, recognizing that most students do drink, tell the teenagers "to t >>>


      REP. STEPHANIE TUBBS JONES; DEMOCRAT LED ETHICS COMMITTEE
      Washington Post, 21-08-2008
     Stephanie Tubbs Jones, 58, a Cleveland Democrat who was in her fifth term in the U.S. House of Representatives and was chairwoman of the House Ethics Committee, died Aug. 20 at Huron Hospital in East Cleveland, Ohio. She had a brain hemorrhage.

She was taken to the hospital Tuesday night after being found uncon >>>



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