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      AMATEUR FLYERS SAFE AFTER BUMPY LANDING
      Kathimerin, 25-08-2008
     INFORMATION Company Profile Health & Emergency NEWS Amateur flyers safe after bumpy landing Three members of a Thessaloniki flying club had a lucky escape on Saturday as they got away with only relatively minor injuries after having to perform an emergency landing in their single–engine plane.

The air >>>


      CYCLIST KILLED ON HIGHWAY
      Kathimerin, 25-08-2008
     A 70–year–old cyclist with a British passport was killed on Saturday on the national road near Nea Kifissia in northern Athens when he was hit by a car that was racing with another vehicle.

The two vehicles did not stop but witnesses recorded their details. The 70–year–old, who was not n >>>


      ELISAVET MYSTAKIDOU LANDS...
      Kathimerin, 25-08-2008
     JUNG YEON–JE/AFP Elisavet Mystakidou lands a kick against Asuncion Ocasio Rodriguez of Puerto Rico in the women’s 67 kg tae kwon do category at the Beijing Olympics yesterday. Mystakidou lost the first–round match 1–0 and was eliminated in another disappointing day for Greek athletes.
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      GRUEVSKI STIRS THINGS UP
      Kathimerin, 25-08-2008
     FYROM PM slams Greece and says he will not accept single–name solution Just days after United Nations mediator Matthew Nimetz said he wants to step up name talks between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), the neighboring country’s prime minister, Nikola Gruevski, has sparked a new war of >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 25-08-2008
     TICK DEATH Woman, 61, is second victim of fever–carrying parasite A 61–year–old woman from Rhodope, northern Greece, who died last Tuesday after suffering a high fever, had been bitten by a tick carrying a bacteria that also led to the death of a 4'–year–old woman from Alexandroupolis l >>>


      KIDNAPPERS’ ANARCHIST LINK PROBED
      Kathimerin, 25-08-2008
     Palaiocostas tied to Salonica ring Captured fugitive Vassilis Palaiocostas and three suspected accomplices yesterday were charged with the kidnapping of a high–profile businessman in June, as police probed the connections of two of the accomplices to the Thessaloniki anarchist scene.

Palaiocostas and the >>>


      MOLYVIATIS DEFENDS FUND FOR FIRE VICTIMS
      Kathimerin, 25-08-2008
     The head of an emergency fund set up last year to help victims of the devastating forest fires in the Peloponnese and on Evia hit back at critics yesterday, saying that, although there is plenty of work still to do, some 400 million euros has already been spent.

«Of course, all the problems have not been solved >>>


      MPS CALL FOR PAVLIDIS TO GO
      Kathimerin, 25-08-2008
     Two more New Democracy MPs added their voices to those of other members of the conservative party who believe that fellow deputy and former Aegean Minister Aristotelis Pavlidis should step down until he is no longer the subject of a blackmail investigation.

There was no support for Pavlidis, a deputy for the Do >>>


      NIMETZ TO INTENSIFY NAME TALKS
      Kathimerin, 25-08-2008
     United Nations mediator Matthew Nimetz yesterday said he planned to crank up the pace of negotiations aimed at breaking the Macedonia name deadlock with the intention of «upgrading» talks to foreign minister level at the next UN general assembly scheduled for September 20.

The distance separating At >>>


      PASOK DEPUTY SUFFERS HEAD INJURY IN ATTACK OUTSIDE EXARCHIA OFFICE
      Kathimerin, 25-08-2008
     ANA Opposition PASOK deputy Petros Efthymiou, carrying an intravenous drip and wearing a shirt bloodied in an attack outside his office exits hospital to speak to journalists early yesterday afternoon. Efthymiou had been about to enter his office in Exarchia when an unidentified assailant struck him over the head with a >>>


      SAFETY IN NUMBERS ON FACEBOOK
      Kathimerin, 25-08-2008
     Some 400,000 Greeks who have created a page on the social networking website Facebook do not believe there are any risks involved in using the site or in posting personal information, according to new statistics.

Facebook allows people to post a page of personal information and photographs to which others have >>>


      SILVER MEDAL...
      Kathimerin, 25-08-2008
     ALESSANDRO BIANCHI/REUTERS Alexandros Nikolaidis of Greece (l) fights with Cha Dong–min of South Korea in the final of the men’s 80+ kg Tae Kwon Do competition at the Beijing Olympics on Saturday. Nikolaidis lost the tight match 5–4 to claim the silver medal for the second Olympics running. He also lost the >>>


      SUSPECTS HELD IN CUSTODY ‘TOO OFTEN’
      Kathimerin, 25-08-2008
     One in four people awaiting trial in Greece are held in custody pending their hearing, often in violation of the right to be considered innocent until proven guilty, according to the Council of Europe, whose latest statistics show that the average period of pretrial detention in Greece is nearly three times that in othe >>>


      50 CONDAMNATIONS Ŕ MORT AU NOM DE L‘«ANTITERRORISME» AU SOUDAN
      Le Temps, 25-08-2008
     JUSTICE. Khartoum a créé des Cours spéciales pour juger des rebelles. Les ONG dénoncent la torture et les violations du droit.

Jean–Philippe Rémy, Nairobi, Le Monde Lundi 25 ao$';t 2008 L‘activité des Cours spéciales créées au Soudan pour juger les >>>


      ANALYSE. QUATRE ENJEUX POUR JAUGER OBAMA ET MCCAIN
      Le Temps, 25-08-2008
     Jean–Claude Péclet Lundi 25 ao$';t 2008 On sait depuis vendredi que John McCain poss';de sept logements: un ranch en Arizona et six appartements en copropriété. Le hic, c‘est que lui–męme ne s‘en souvenait plus tr';s bien quand la question lui a ét& >>>


      APRČS LE SPECTACLE
      Le Temps, 25-08-2008
     Frédéric Koller Lundi 25 ao$';t 2008 Spectacle total, les Jeux de Pékin résonnent comme un triomphe pour la Chine. Le régime, les Chinois peuvent en ętre fiers. A défaut d‘ętre joyeuses, ces joutes ont montré un pays moderne, entreprenant et ouvert. Elles ont imp >>>


      AU CŚUR DE TÉHÉRAN, LE PARADIS DÉVOILÉ
      Le Temps, 25-08-2008
     Le «Paradis des m';res» ŕ Téhéran.Les femmes peuvent y pratiquer différents sports ŕ l’abri des regards masculins. (photo: DR) DETENTE. Dans ce nouveau parc réservé aux femmes, les foulards s‘envolent le temps d‘un jogging ou d‘une séance d‘aér >>>


      AU CŚUR DES MARCHÉS. REPRISE OU RÉCESSION?
      Le Temps, 25-08-2008
     Męme sans découplage, l‘Asie résiste (suite). Andreas Höfert: «Les actions émergentes vont continuer de sous–performer» La question de la semaine. Sur quelle classe d‘actifs devraient miser les investisseurs?

Analyse. Quatre enjeux pour jauger Obama et McCa >>>


      AU PREMIER PLAN. VERS UN ETAT «SUBPRIME»?
      Le Temps, 25-08-2008
     Au premier plan. Myret Zaki Lundi 25 ao$';t 2008 La qualité de crédit de l‘Etat américain sortira–t–elle indemne de la crise?

Standard &Poor‘s s‘est déjŕ posé la question ce printemps, estimant qu‘un sauvetage de Fannie Mae et de Fredd >>>


      C‘EST LA FĘTE AU VILLAGE, SWISS OLYMPIC REMET DE L‘ORDRE
      Le Temps, 25-08-2008
     DISCIPLINE. L‘autorité faîti';re veut écourter le séjour des athl';tes afin que le village ne «soit plus un camp de tourisme».

Christian Despont, Pékin Lundi 25 ao$';t 2008 A la veille du marathon, Viktor Röthlin a passé une nuit au vil >>>


      CANDIDE. EN BREF
      Le Temps, 25-08-2008
     Candide. Anna Lietti Lundi 25 ao$';t 2008 Bon, allez, finie la pause fictionnelle. Je délocalise ma pile de romans sur une étag';re périphérique et je reprends contact avec la vie réelle, le quotidien sans fioriture, l‘actualité, quoi.

D‘un clic d‘u >>>


      CES PETITES ENTREPRISES QUI NE VIVENT QU‘EN ÉTÉ (3/5). LA PAILLOTE DE LA POINTE DU GRAIN
      Le Temps, 25-08-2008
     NEUCHATEL. La buvette de Pierre Baillod constitue un point de chute prisé. Pierre–Emmanuel Buss Lundi 25 ao$';t 2008 «C‘est un bel été, on n‘a pas ŕ se plaindre.» Activé ŕ nettoyer les caquelons ŕ fondue utilisés la veille au soir, Pierre Baill >>>


      CHRISTOPH BLOCHER VEUT PORTER PLAINTE
      Le Temps, 25-08-2008
     AFFAIRE ROSCHACHER. L‘UDC s‘en prend ŕ la commission de gestion. D. S. Miéville Lundi 25 ao$';t 2008 Malgré l‘éjection de Christoph Blocher du Conseil fédéral, on n‘en a peut–ętre pas compl';tement fini avec le feuilleton de l‘ét& >>>


      DANS L‘ŚIL DE PAOLO WOODS. LE SKATER KITSCH
      Le Temps, 25-08-2008
     (photo: Paolo Woods) Dans l‘śil de Paolo Woods.

Paolo Woods Lundi 25 ao$';t 2008 Xu Ying a 24 ans, il ne travaille pas vraiment. Sa passion ŕ lui, c‘est le skateboard, qu‘il pratique en ville ou en banlieue – ici sur Xidawang Lu, une rue du sud–est de Pékin, devant >>>


      DÉJEUNER AVEC PASCAL DÉCAILLET. LA VIE Ŕ MICRO OUVERT
      Le Temps, 25-08-2008
     Pascal Décaillet. (photo: Edipresse / Le Temps) Evincé il y a deux ans de la RSR, le journaliste genevois commence ce matin une nouvelle vie radiophonique dans une station locale ambitieuse. Il met dans le męme temps sur pied une école de radio.

Luc Debraine Lundi 25 ao$';t 2008 Il en >>>


      FRAN'';OIS ROUGE: «J‘AI ÉTÉ VOLÉ, TRAHI ET TROMPÉ»
      Le Temps, 25-08-2008
     François Rouge. (photo: Le Dauphiné) RECIT. Emprisonné neuf mois, accusé de blanchiment, męlé aux luttes fratricides entre clans corses, le banquier genevois François Rouge raconte sa mésaventure.

Sylvain Besson, Paris Lundi 25 ao$';t 2008 François Rouge, anci >>>


      L‘IMAGE DU JOUR. COUP DE SANG POUR UNE EXCLUSION Ŕ VIE
      Le Temps, 25-08-2008
     (photo: Keystone) L‘image du jour.

Le Temps Lundi 25 ao$';t 2008 Les nerfs d‘Angel Valodia Matos lâchent. Le Cubain, champion olympique de taekwondo en 2000 ŕ Sydney, n‘a pas supporté de laisser filer la médaille de bronze ŕ Pékin, face au Kazakh Arman Chil >>>


      LA QUESTION DE LA SEMAINE. SUR QUELLE CLASSE D‘ACTIFS DEVRAIENT MISER LES INVESTISSEURS?
      Le Temps, 25-08-2008
     Aucune classe d‘actifs ne semble attrayante, pour l‘heure. Mais une série d‘indicateurs pointe vers un retour en grâce des actions.

Myret Zaki Lundi 25 ao$';t 2008 Le Temps: Quels types d‘obligations conseillez–vous?

Roger Keller×: En génér >>>


      LA VIE DES AUTRES
      Le Temps, 25-08-2008
     Stéphane Bonvin Lundi 25 ao$';t 2008 Colette, ce n‘est plus seulement l‘auteur de romans comme Le Bléen herbe.

Colette, c‘est le nom de la boutique la plus chico–brancho–trendy–hype des années '0. Situé ŕ Paris, ce précipité de co >>>


      LE CARPACCIO DU JOUR 1/5. FIGUES SUR UN AIR CORSE
      Le Temps, 25-08-2008
     Le carpaccio du jour 1/5. Anne Weber Lundi 25 ao$';t 2008 La figue, servie en entrée, s‘expose partout. C‘est vrai que les copeaux de parmesan lui vont bien, les lichettes de mimolette vieille tout autant.

La mozzarella lui apporte de la fraîcheur, lŕ oů les ch';vr >>>


      LE GUIDE SUPRĘME IRANIEN APPORTE SON SOUTIEN Ŕ AHMADINEJAD
      Le Temps, 25-08-2008
     IRAN. Dans la perspective de l‘élection présidentielle 200', Ali Khamenei barre la route ŕ d‘éventuels prétendants ŕ la tęte du gouvernement.

Le Temps, avec l‘AFP Lundi 25 ao$';t 2008 Le guide supręme d‘Iran, Ali Khamenei, a apporté >>>


      LE HANDBALL FRAN'';AIS AU SOMMET
      Le Temps, 25-08-2008
     CONSECRATION. Les Bleus s‘imposent en finale (28–23) face ŕ l‘Islande. Alexandre Roos, Pékin/Le Monde Lundi 25 ao$';t 2008 La génération de handballeurs français la plus talentueuse de l‘histoire a été sacrée championne olympique dimanche. Quoi de pl >>>


      LE TRIOMPHE DES GRANDES GENS
      Le Temps, 25-08-2008
     Duel acharné entre la star ib';re Pau Gasol (ŕ droite) et Dwight Howard.La finale entre Espagnols et Américains a atteint des sommets. (photo: Keystone) BASKETBALL. Avec une humilité rare et un entregent retrouvé, les vedettes de la NBA ont péniblement battu l‘Espagne (118&nda >>>


      LE VRAI ET LE FAUX DANS LA CRISE GÉORGIENNE
      Le Temps, 25-08-2008
     Entre la guerre des mots et des images, la vérité est la premi';re victime du conflit.

Stéphane Bussard, Collaboration: Natacha Stroot Lundi 25 ao$';t 2008 La chaîne de télévision russe ORTa donné le ton il y a quelques jours au journal de 21 heures. Elle montra >>>


      LES DÉMOCRATES SUISSES RĘVENT DE PRENDRE LEUR REVANCHE SUR LA SCČNE FÉDÉRALE
      Le Temps, 25-08-2008
     Les Démocrates suisses ręvent de prendre leur revanche sur la sc';ne fédérale L‘UDC propose de supprimer l‘imposition des rentes AVS Nouveaux soucis en vue pour Samuel Schmid Christoph Blocher veut porter plainte SUISSE Le Temps I Suisse I Article Les Démocrates suisses r >>>


      LES EFFETS DU LIBRE–ÉCHANGE
      Le Temps, 25-08-2008
     Willy Cretegny , Satigny (GE) Lundi 25 ao$';t 2008 On peut se féliciter aujourd‘hui de l‘échec des négociations ŕ l‘OMC (LT du 30.07.08). Les représentants des Etats–Unis, en pleine campagne électorale, manquaient de marge de manśuvre, et l‘équ >>>


      LES HAUTS ET LES BAS DE CERNIER
      Le Temps, 25-08-2008
     FESTIVAL. Concerts contrastés samedi soir aux Jardins musicaux. Julian Sykes Lundi 25 ao$';t 2008 Une journée de mi–novembre. Le public ne s‘est pas laissé abattre pour autant. Bravant le froid, tous se sont amassés samedi soir dans la Grange aux concerts, ŕ Cernier. Les porte >>>


      LES RENDEZ–VOUS DE LA SEMAINE
      Le Temps, 25-08-2008
     Le Temps Lundi 25 ao$';t 2008 Lundi 25 Proche–Orient

– Dans une volonté affichée d‘apaisement avec les Palestiniens, Israël doit libérer quelque 200 prisonniers.

Obama au centre du monde – La convention du Parti démocrate débute ŕ Denver >>>


      LES «BOTELLONES», RITES D‘«INTENSIFICATION»
      Le Temps, 25-08-2008
     «Botellon» au parc des Bastions ŕ Gen';ve.Le rôle de l’alcool est en principe de faciliter les contacts, pas de conduire ŕ une cuite.Gen';ve, 22 ao$';t 2008.

(photo: David Wagni';res) MŚURS. Des centaines de jeunes réunis librement dans des parcs: cette pe >>>


      MĘME SANS DÉCOUPLAGE, L‘ASIE RÉSISTE (SUITE). ANDREAS HÖFERT: «LES ACTIONS ÉMERGENTES VONT CONTINUER DE SOUS–PERFORMER»
      Le Temps, 25-08-2008
     MARCHES. Le chef économiste d‘UBS Wealth Management estime que l‘aversion au risque restera un des facteurs pesant sur les cours.

Jean–Pascal Baechler Lundi 25 ao$';t 2008 Le temps: Pourquoi n‘y a–t–il pas de découplage écono– mique?

Andre >>>


      MĘME SANS DÉCOUPLAGE, LES ÉCONOMIES ASIATIQUES RÉSISTENT
      Le Temps, 25-08-2008
     CROISSANCE. La poursuite de la baisse des cours et le ralentissement n‘enterrent pas les BRIC &Co.

Jean–Pascal Baechler Lundi 25 ao$';t 2008 Un coup de plus porté ŕ la th';se du découplage. La crainte d‘un naufrage de Fannie Mae et de Freddie Mac a pesé l >>>


      NOUVEAUX SOUCIS EN VUE POUR SAMUEL SCHMID
      Le Temps, 25-08-2008
     DEFENSE. Un rapport interne fait apparaître de graves lacunes dans la conduite de l‘armée.

D.S. Miéville Lundi 25 ao$';t 2008 Le week–end n‘a pas apporté de nouvelles révélations déterminantes dans l‘affaire Nef, si ce n‘est que la Dél >>>


      POLITIQUE ÉTRANGČRE DE LA SUISSE: «LE DIALOGUE NE SIGNIFIE PAS LA COMPLICITÉ»
      Le Temps, 25-08-2008
     ECLAIRAGES Le Temps I Article Politique étrang';re de la Suisse: «Le dialogue ne signifie pas la complicité» Micheline Calmy–Rey, cheffe du Département fédéral des affaires étrang';res, définit la nécessité et les limites du dialogue, et soul >>>


      POUR LE LIBRE CHOIX SCOLAIRE
      Le Temps, 25-08-2008
     Helen et Laurent Sydler, Cudrefin (VD) Lundi 25 ao$';t 2008 Certains dirigeants du PDC semblent s‘opposer au libre choix scolaire (LT du 5 ao$';t). Le directeur de la formation scolaire du canton d‘Argovie, Rainer Huber, le justifie ainsi: si la concurrence entre écoles devient trop forte >>>


      QUE FERA LE RÉGIME CHINOIS DE SON TRIOMPHE OLYMPIQUE?
      Le Temps, 25-08-2008
     JO. Pékin 2008 s‘ach';ve en apothéose et laisse un héritage encombrant. Le Temps Lundi 25 ao$';t 2008 Au pays de la poudre, tout doit finir par un feu d‘artifice. La cérémonie de clôture des Jeux de Pékin n‘a pas dérogé ŕ la r';gl >>>


      SÉBASTOPOL ACCLAME LES NAVIRES RUSSES DE RETOUR DE LA GUERRE EN GÉORGIE
      Le Temps, 25-08-2008
     La flotte russe est installée ŕ Sébastopol depuis 225 ans. Mais Kiev ne souhaite pas prolonger l’accord qu’il a signé avec la Russie. (photo: Mathilde Goanec) CRIMEE. Le conflit divise aussi l‘Ukraine. Le président Iouchtchenko a répété hier sa volonté de voir Kiev adh& >>>


      TIA HELLEBAUT, DU CREUSET SOCIAL AU SOMMET SPORTIF
      Le Temps, 25-08-2008
     C‘est la fęte au village, Swiss Olympic remet de l‘ordre Dans l‘śil de Paolo Woods. Le skater kitsch SPORT Le Temps I Article Tia Hellebaut, du creuset social au sommet sportif Tia Hellebaut, championne olympique belge du saut en hauteur avec 2m05.

Isabelle Musy Lundi 25 ao$'; >>>


      TRENTE–CINQ SECONDES SE GLISSENT ENTRE VIKTOR RÖTHLIN ET SON RĘVE
      Le Temps, 25-08-2008
     Viktor Röthlin au bout de son pensum, dans le Nid d’oiseau.«Je vais me demander longtemps oů j’ai perdu ces trente–cinq secondes. Mais je suis quand męme fier de ma performance.» (photo: Keystone) ATHLETISME. Valeureux sixi';me d‘un marathon remporté par le Kényan Samuel Wans >>>


      UN SANS–FAUTE POUR L‘«OTELLO» DE RICCARDO MUTI
      Le Temps, 25-08-2008
     OPERA. A Salzbourg, le chef italien, ŕ la tęte de la Philharmonie de Vienne, a magnifié le chef–d‘śuvre de Verdi.

Renaud Machart, Salzbourg , Le Monde Lundi 25 ao$';t 2008 Quatre actes de proportions parfaites; un mod';le de progression dramatique; la force dans l& >>>


      UNE AVALANCHE «MONSTRUEUSE» AU TACUL
      Le Temps, 25-08-2008
     Des secouristes au pied de la face nord du Mont–Blanc du Tacul.Bien visible, l’avalanche a dévalé la face, croisant l’itinéraire de montée de cette course considérée comme un grand classique du massif du Mont–Blanc. L’avalanche a tué huit alpinistes et en a blessé huit >>>


      UNE OCCASION UNIQUE
      Le Temps, 25-08-2008
     François Brélaz, député UDC, Cheseaux–sur–Lausanne (VD) Lundi 25 ao$';t 2008 Le Conseil fédéral s‘oppose ŕ l‘initiative anti–minaret (LT du 11 ao$';t), mais c‘est une occasion unique d‘expliquer aux représentants des pays mus >>>


      UNE RENTRÉE SCOLAIRE SOUS LE SIGNE DU CHANGEMENT. CE QUI ATTEND LES ÉLČVES DE SUISSE ROMANDE ET LEURS PARENTS
      Le Temps, 25-08-2008
     «Oui, on peut dire que je suis un patron» En Valais, un «PASS» pour calmer les él';ves turbulents L‘équité ŕ la vaudoise Le Jura fait du sport une discipline qui compte Accueil extrascolaire: le canton de Berne fait une fleur aux parents d‘él'; >>>


      VALERY GERGIEV: «PROKOFIEV, UN MAUVAIS GAR'';ON PROVOCATEUR»
      Le Temps, 25-08-2008
     Valery Gergiev.Le chef russe, qui a l’air ici posé, est un homme débordant d’énergie qui court les salles du monde entier. Sa gestique de chef, incandescente et anguleuse, fait partie du spectacle. (photo: Keystone) CLASSIQUE. Chef parmi les plus demandés, Valery Gergiev était samedi au Festival >>>


      VITOL, SOUP'';ONNÉ DE SPÉCULATION SUR LE BRUT
      Le Temps, 25-08-2008
     NEGOCE. Le groupe genevois aurait été reclassé dans la catégorie «financi';re» aux Etats–Unis.

Ram Etwareea Lundi 25 ao$';t 2008 Vitol, société de négoce de produits pétroliers basée ŕ Gen';ve, a–t–elle manipu >>>


      ZAPPROPOS. LE SEL DE LA PREMIČRE SEMAINE SANS POIVRE
      Le Temps, 25-08-2008
     Zappropos Olivier Perrin Lundi 25 ao$';t 2008 Au Mali, de Bamako ŕ Tombouctou, en bateau sur le grand fleuve Niger. Tous ceux qui l‘on fait en sont revenus subjugués. Il faut essayer ça dans Echappées belles. Et remettre le couvert quatre jours plus tard sur le non moins mythique Nil. (F >>>


      «JOE» BIDEN, EXPÉRIMENTÉ ET BAVARD
      Le Temps, 25-08-2008
     Le sénateur Joseph Biden (ŕ droite) présente un profil complémentaire ŕ celui du candidat ŕ la présidentielle Barack Obama. (photo: Keystone) ETATS–UNIS. Spécialiste de politique étrang';re, le sénateur de 65 ans a été choisi par Barack Obama comm >>>


      «LES FINANCIČRES POURRAIENT DEVENIR ENCORE MEILLEUR MARCHÉ»
      Le Temps, 25-08-2008
     Questions ŕ Ricardo Cordero, CEO Reichmuth Investmentfonds, et Philipp Murer, Gérant du Reichmuth Bottom Fishing.

Jean–Pascal Baechler Lundi 25 ao$';t 2008 «Le fonds Reichmuth Bottom Fishing est né en 2002 de la demande d‘un client», explique Ricardo Cordero, de Rei >>>


      BMG INDEX CONTINUES TO RISE
      Arab News, 25-08-2008
     Arab News JEDDAH The BMG Saudi Index maintains its upward trend yesterday to reach a closing level at 483.52 points. However, the total turnover went down by 15 percent, reaching SR3.4 billion ($'11 million) versus SR4.0 billion ($1.1 million) registered on Saturday.

Two sectors witnessed gains, whereas thr >>>


      DB TO OFFER CLIENTS ACCESS TO TADAWUL
      Arab News, 25-08-2008
     Mahmoud Rafique I Arab News MANAMA: Deutsche Bank (DB) announced it is ready to commence offering its international clients access to Saudi Arabias stock exchange, the largest equity market in the Middle East with market capitalization of roughly $500 billion.

Saudi Arabias Capital Market Authority (CMA) took t >>>


      ECONOMY BRIEFS: SHARJAH TO HAVE LOGISTICS CITY
      Arab News, 25-08-2008
     Arab News SHARJAH: Sharjah will have an International Logistics City by the end of this year, it was revealed here yesterday. Momentum Logistics, a third party logistics (3PL) company, will be developing a state–of–the–art facility to provide a true logistics hub for the emirate and the region. The 700 >>>


      ETFS LAUNCHES SHARIAH–COMPLIANT ETCS
      Arab News, 25-08-2008
     Mushtak Parker I Arab News LONDON: Another sign of the steadily growing sophistication and maturity of the rapidly–growing Islamic finance industry is the recent launch in London by ETF Securities (ETFS) of what it claims to be &#34the world&#3's first Shariah–compliant, precious metal, exchange& >>>


      HISTORY SHOWS STERLING NOT HEADING OFF A CLIFF
      Arab News, 25-08-2008
     Veronica Brown I Arab News LONDON: Sterlings breath–taking slide to two–year lows against the dollar is one of the most significant in the past 20 years and may look like a crisis, but history indicates that it wont fall much beyond fair value levels around $1.60.

The pounds decline from a psycholog >>>


      IRON PRICES FALL SR500 PER TON
      Arab News, 25-08-2008
     Arab News JEDDAH: The price of iron has decreased by around SR500 per ton thanks to a group of contractors and builders who recently boycotted iron, compelling iron factories and retailers to lower prices which had reached an unprecedented SR5,400 per ton.

"This is a new tactic which has succeeded in bring >>>


      KINGDOM PLANS SR2BN FIRM TO INVEST IN AGRICULTURE
      Arab News, 25-08-2008
     Arab News RIYADH: Saudi Arabia plans to set up in two months time a SR2 billion holding company to invest in agriculture overseas to ensure food security, Agricultural Minister Fahd Balghunaim said.

The new company, a partnership between the public sector and domestic private companies, is part of a program to >>>


      PROTEST PUTS NANO PROJECT IN JEOPARDY
      Arab News, 25-08-2008
     Deshakalyan Chowdhury I AFP FIGHTING FOR A CAUSE: Mamata Banerjee, chief of the regional Trinamool Congress party, speaks during a protest rally in front of Tata Motors new small car project at Singur, 50 km north of Kolkata, on Sunday. (R)

SINGUR, India: About 40,000 protesters yesterday surrounded the Indian >>>


      VALUE OF SHARE BUY–BACKS IN ASIA–PACIFIC TRIPLES
      Arab News, 25-08-2008
     Kevin Plumberg I Reuters HONG KONG: Corporate Asias rapid pace of stock buy–backs is a sign executives want to capitalize on the regions economic promise, but any pause in repurchases could further weigh on battered markets.

The total value of share buybacks in Asia–Pacific outside of Australia and >>>


      FAIR IN EVERY RESPECT
      Arab News, 25-08-2008
     Edited by Adil Salahi ISLAM places very strong emphasis on justice in all spheres of life. In a sacred, or Qudsi Hadith, God is quoted as saying: "I have forbidden Myself injustice, and I have made it forbidden to you. Therefore, do not be unjust to one another." Numerous are the Quranic and Hadith statements >>>


      GOD&#8217;S DIFFERENT BOOKS
      Arab News, 25-08-2008
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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 mountains there are streaks of white and re >>>


      LEAVING TIME FOR ENTERTAINMENT
      Arab News, 25-08-2008
     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 >>>


      RECITERS OF GOD&#3'S REVELATIONS
      Arab News, 25-08-2008
     Commentary by Syed Qutb In the name of God, the Lord of Grace, the Ever Merciful We have given this Book to such of Our servants as We choose: among them are some who wrong their own souls, some follow a middle course; and some who, by Gods leave, are foremost in deeds of goodness. That is the greatest favor. Gardens of >>>


      THE DISCOURSE
      Arab News, 25-08-2008
     Edited by Adil Salahi 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 Umar used to hold his beard with one hand an >>>


      THE DISCOURSE
      Arab News, 25-08-2008
     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, 25-08-2008
     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, 25-08-2008
     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 >>>


      &#8216;BLAST IN AIRCRAFT CAUSED DUE TO NEGLIGENCE&#8217;
      Arab News, 25-08-2008
     Arab News RIYADH: The explosion of an old Tristar aircraft at Taif airport on Saturday was caused by negligence on the part of Regency Projects Co., the British company that was undertaking the job of dismantling the plane, said the General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA).

Four Pakistani workers died and se >>>


      FREED INDIAN COUPLE BACK HOME
      Arab News, 25-08-2008
     M. Ghazanfar Ali Khan I Arab News RIYADH: An Indian couple sentenced to jail for two years for hiring an illegal Nepalese housemaid, who was later found dead, have finally been released and repatriated to India.

"Roy Joseph and his wife Biji Thomas have been repatriated back to India after their release on >>>


      KUWAITI GROUP WANTS SPONSOR SYSTEM SCRAPPED
      Arab News, 25-08-2008
     AFP KUWAIT CITY: A Kuwaiti rights group has called for the sponsor system to be abolished, calling it the main reason for the unjust treatment of foreign workers who staged noisy protests last month.

&#34We call for abolishing the sponsor system and for adopting a system similar to advanced countries,&# >>>


      NUMBER OF UMRAH OVERSTAYERS HAS DECLINED: AL–FARSY
      Arab News, 25-08-2008
     Galal Fakkar I Arab News JEDDAH: Of the three million foreign pilgrims who arrived in the Kingdom for Umrah so far this year, 2.8 million have returned to their countries after completing their religious rites.

"The remaining 200,000 are either in Makkah or Madinah, and the number of those who stay illegal >>>


      PAKISTANIS RENEW REPATRIATION CALL
      Arab News, 25-08-2008
     Arab News COMMON CAUSE: Dr. Ghulam Akbar Niazi speaking at the PRC function in Jeddah on Friday night. (AN photo)

JEDDAH: The Pakistan Repatriation Council (PRC) has urged the present rulers in Islamabad to reactivate the Rabita Trust and start the repatriation of Pakistanis stranded in Bangladesh for over thre >>>


      PRIVACY LAWS ON PUBLICATION OF PHOTOS NEEDED
      Arab News, 25-08-2008
     Fatima Sidiya I Arab News JEDDAH: The news that a Syrian man beheaded his 15–month–old nephew in a Jeddah supermarket in March shocked many, but for some the tragic events were made worse when Saudi newspapers published gruesome photos of the decapitated boy.

For a group of Saudi bloggers, the publi >>>


      RIYADH VARSITY ADOPTS WAYS TO PREVENT FORGERY OF CERTIFICATES
      Arab News, 25-08-2008
     Walaa A. Hawari I Arab News RIYADH: A Saudi university has adopted new counterfeit–proof technology to protect its certificates from being tampered with.

Riyadh University for Girls has begun using the new technology, which invalidates documents once an attempt is made to alter information.

Accor >>>


      SIX SIGMA CERTIFICATES PRESENTED IN RIYADH
      Arab News, 25-08-2008
     M. Ghazanfar Ali Khan I Arab News Nadeem Tarin, second from right, is seen with IEF President Owais Ahmad, left, giving away the certificates in Riyadh. (AN photo)

RIYADH: The Indian Engineers Forum (IEF) organized a Six Sigma Graduation ceremony here yesterday. A prominent social activist and businessman Nadee >>>


      &#8216;MUSLIM&#8217; HELD IN THACKERAY THREAT CASE
      Arab News, 25-08-2008
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Muslim held in Thackeray threat case Shahid Burney I Arab News

MUMBAI: The Thane police have arrested a married Hindu from Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh for posting a message on the social networking website Orkut threatening to eliminate Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackera >>>


      65 DIE IN KYRGYZ PLANE CRASH
      Arab News, 25-08-2008
     Agencies BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan: A passenger jet with '0 people on board crashed yesterday near the main airport in Kyrgyzstan, killing at least 65, Kyrgyz and US officials said. The plane was headed to Mashhad in Iran.

Twenty–two people survived the crash and three were missing, Prime Minister Igor Chud >>>


      '0 CIVILIANS KILLED IN AFGHAN RAIDS: PROBE
      Arab News, 25-08-2008
     AFP HERAT, Afghanistan: An official investigation has found that around '0 civilians, mostly women and children, were killed in coalition air strikes this week, the Afghan religious affairs minister said yesterday.

The Afghan and US–led coalition military forces involved in the anti–Taleban oper >>>


      GOVT VOWS TO FIGHT ON
      Arab News, 25-08-2008
     Jim Gomez I AP MANILA: The Philippine government yesterday rejected a call by Moro fighters for a halt in a massive air and ground assault, and instead intensified the four–day attack, capturing a rebel training camp in a southern province, officials said.

Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) Chairman Al >>>


      IRAN DESIGNING NEW NUCLEAR POWER PLANT
      Arab News, 25-08-2008
     Reuters TEHRAN: Iran has chosen the site and started designing a new 360MW nuclear power plant, a senior atomic official said in remarks published yesterday.

Iran has yet to complete construction of its first nuclear power plant and has previously sent conflicting signals about the state of work on a planned se >>>


      MOUSSA LAUDS BLOCKADE–RUNNERS
      Arab News, 25-08-2008
     AFP HANDING IT TO EM: Former Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh, center, holds hands with international peace activists in the refugee camp of Al Shatea, in Gaza City, on Sunday. (EPA)

CAIRO/GAZA CITY: Arab League chief Amr Moussa yesterday praised the "daring step" taken by pro–Palestini >>>


      ONE KILLED AS KASHMIRIS DEFY CURFEW
      Arab News, 25-08-2008
     Mukhtar Ahmad I Arab News SRINAGAR: One person was killed and 50 others wounded here yesterday when police fired bullets and used batons to disperse thousands of pro–independence protesters defying a curfew.

Authorities imposed the indefinite curfew ahead of a separatist rally planned for today, but thous >>>


      SHARIF PARTY SKIPS COALITION MEETING
      Arab News, 25-08-2008
     DPA ISLAMABAD: The break–up of Pakistans ruling coalition appeared imminent after the second–largest party in the alliance yesterday abstained from drafting a parliamentary resolution for the reinstatement of judges sacked by former President Pervez Musharraf.

The marked decision came as former Prim >>>


      US WARSHIP IN GEORGIA; FUEL TRAIN BLOWN UP
      Arab News, 25-08-2008
     Calin Neacsu I AFP BATUMI, Georgia: A US Navy destroyer carrying relief supplies arrived at a port in Georgia yesterday in a sign of robust US support for its ally as Russian troops dug in further up the coast.

Moscow faced renewed pressure to withdraw its forces from western Georgia, where they control access >>>


      ZIA&#8217;S SON CRIPPLED BY TORTURE
      Arab News, 25-08-2008
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Zias son crippled by torture AFP

DHAKA: The eldest son and heir apparent of two times former Bangladeshi Prime Minister Khaleda Zia was partially paralyzed when tortured in custody, doctors said yesterday.

Tareque Rahman was strung up blindfolded in a dark >>>


      A CHANCE FOR THE CANDIDATES‘ WIVES TO COURT SUPPORT
      Washington Post, 25-08-2008
     25, 2008; A21 As Michelle Obama and Cindy McCain prepare for prominent appearances at the party nominating conventions, both are viewed more favorably than not, even though a substantial slice of the electorate has yet to form a firm opinion.

A new Washington Post–ABC News poll finds little change in publ >>>


      AFTER PROSECUTOR‘S FIRING, A SHIFT IN CASE
      Washington Post, 25-08-2008
     By Carrie JohnsonWashington Post Staff WriterSaturday, August 23, 2008; A03 Justice Department officials have reversed course and approved a plea deal in a controversial death penalty case that may have prompted the firing of a U.S. attorney in Arizona nearly two years ago, according to court records and interviews.
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      ALASKA VOTE PITS FISHERIES AGAINST MINES
      Washington Post, 25-08-2008
     HOMER, Alaska –– Salmon and gold mining. Both are, inarguably, very Alaskan. But on Tuesday, Alaskans will vote on a ballot measure that is being framed as a choice between the two industries and portrayed by both sides as striking at the heart of what it means to be Alaskan.

The initiative was draf >>>


      ALL EYES ON MICHELLE OBAMA AS DEMS OPEN CONVENTION
      Washington Post, 25-08-2008
     AM DENVER –– The Democratic National Convention opens Monday, a choreographed show of unity more important this year after the rough–and–tumble primary contest that put Barack Obama days away from making history as the first black presidential nominee of a major political party.

Opening >>>


      AMID FEAR AND SCRUTINY, THEY BLAZED TRAILS
      Washington Post, 25-08-2008
     By Eli SaslowWashington Post Staff WriterSaturday, August 23, 2008; A01 Theirs is a diverse group of astronauts and athletes, of politicians and performers, but membership requirements are universal and rigid. If you‘re persistent enough to overturn 200 years of history and courageous enough to surmount stereotype >>>


      AROUND THE NATION
      Washington Post, 25-08-2008
     Kidnap Suspect Details Days Spent With Child BOSTON –– The man who calls himself Clark Rockefeller and is accused of kidnapping his young daughter said he spent "six glorious and wonderful days" with the girl while evading authorities.

Police say Rockefeller is really a German immigrant na >>>


      CHENEY HEADING TO GEORGIA WAR ZONE
      Washington Post, 25-08-2008
     WASHINGTON –– President Bush is dispatching Vice President Cheney to Georgia, setting up a high–ranking diplomatic mission to an ally reeling from a short, intense war.

The White House announced Monday that Cheney will head abroad on Sept.
2 for stops in Azerbaijan, Georgia, Ukraine and It >>>


      CHENEY TO VISIT GEORGIA AND UKRAINE
      Washington Post, 25-08-2008
     CRAWFORD, Texas (Reuters) – Vice President Dick Cheney will travel to Georgia early next month, the White House said on Monday, a move that will likely be seen as an effort to shore up support for the country after its war with Russia.

Cheney will meet with Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili and also >>>



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