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      VICTIMES D&#8217;UN CHARLATAN
      El Watan, 20-05-2006
      Epoque ESCROQUERIE Ŕ Bouira Victimes dun charlatan Il a 56 ans et se faisait passer pour un cheikh de zaouďa. ce qui lui conférait, affirmait–il, le pouvoir de guérir toutes sortes de maux, entre autres ceux que la science désesp';re de traiter.

La stérilité &# >>>


      VIRÉE DANS LES CHANTIERS
      El Watan, 20-05-2006
      Ces hommes qui bâtissent le désert Travailler ŕ lExtręme Sud nest pas une sinécure. Cest plutôt un défi qui ne peut ętre relevé que par les " amoureux " du travail.

Ceux qui ne connaissent gu';re la fatigue. En plein plateau désertique de Tinz >>>


      VISITE ATTENDUE DU PRÉSIDENT DE LA RÉPUBLIQUE Ŕ NA'4;MA
      El Watan, 20-05-2006
      La visite du président de la République, longtemps annoncée par une rumeur persistante, commence aujourdhui ŕ prendre lallure dune certitude.

En effet, les préparatifs vont bon train ŕ travers certaines villes de la wilaya. De grands moyens sont déployés, alors que plusi >>>


      Ŕ L&#8217;INSTAR DE PLUSIEURS VILLAGES DE SOUK AHRAS
      El Watan, 20-05-2006
      Régions Ŕ linstar de plusieurs villages de Souk Ahras Dardora, une localité oubliée Distant seulement de 10 km du chef–lieu de la wilaya de Souk Ahras, le village de Dardora est considéré comme lune des zones les moins loties en mati';re de commodités. Les 300 âmes >>>


      COURT SILENCES ATTICA QUARRIES
      Kathimerin, 20-05-2006
      Residents of Markopoulo, eastern Attica, will be able to sleep easier after the Council of State ordered two local quarries to shut down, putting an end to early–morning dynamite explosions.

In a ruling made public yesterday, the court decided that the two illegal quarries must stop operating, reversing >>>


      EU URGES TURKEY TO OPEN ITS PORTS
      Kathimerin, 20-05-2006
      The European Union instructed Turkey yesterday to proceed with its political reforms and to also open up its ports and airports to traffic from Cyprus in order to meet accession commitments.

European Enlargement Commissioner Olli Rehn said that by speeding up reforms, Turkey can avoid any negative repercussion >>>


      FISHERMEN TRY TO REEL IN BRUSSELS OVER BAN
      Kathimerin, 20-05-2006
      Greece’s amateur fishermen — who are thought to number more than '6,000 — have complained to the European Commission over its plans to ban them from fishing with nets and trawl–lines, their union said yesterday.

Brussels has proposed this EU–wide measure to ensure fish stocks are not threatened >>>


      GREEK SINGER ANNA VISSI...
      Kathimerin, 20-05-2006
      KATERINA MAVRONA/EPA Greek singer Anna Vissi performs her song ‘Everything’ during the dress rehearsal yesterday for the final of the Eurovision song contest which is to be held at the indoor arena at the Olympic Stadium complex tonight.

Vissi is one of the favorites to win the competition, which was won by He >>>


      HOMING IN ON PHONE TAPPERS
      Kathimerin, 20-05-2006
      The name of the owner of a landline that was used to repeatedly call one of the mobile phones involved in the phone–tapping scandal is known to the watchdog investigating the matter, sources told Kathimerini yesterday.

The Communications Privacy Protection Authority (ADAE) has also found that a mobile ph >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 20-05-2006
      HOSPITAL PROBE Parents to sue doctors after daughter dies from undiagnosed appendicitis The parents of an 18–year–old girl from Drama in northern Greece who died late on Thursday said yesterday they were planning to sue the hospital they claim failed to diagnose the student‘s case of appendicitis. The >>>


      KIDNAP CLAIMS CHALLENGED
      Kathimerin, 20-05-2006
      Polydoras suggests Pakistanis abducted fellow countrymen last year Public Order Minister Vyron Polydoras denied in Parliament yesterday that Pakistani migrants had been abducted by agents and said that kidnapping was a «national sport» in Greece’s Pakistani community — a comment which was labeled as being r >>>


      POLICE CARRYING CRIMINALS’ GUNS
      Kathimerin, 20-05-2006
      Some law enforcers are taking it into their own hands to arm themselves by using confiscated guns from crime scenes or buying their own revolvers because the government supplies the police force with service weapons dating as far back as 1'11.

A senior police source told Kathimerini yesterday that many off >>>


      AL MENOS 1' CIVILES MUEREN EN UN ATENTADO EN BAGDAD HORAS ANTES DE INVESTIR EL NUEVO GOBIERNO
      La Vanguardia, 20-05-2006
      Otro ataque deja cinco muertos y diez heridos en una comisaria de policía LVD – 20/05/2006 – 0'.32 horas Actualizada: 20/05/2006 10.43 horas Bagdad.(EFE). Unas 24 personas han muerto en las últimas horas en Iraq a causa de dos atentados terroristas. En el primero, al menos 1' personas muri >>>


      AL MENOS 25 MILITANTES, CINCO SOLDADOS AFGANOS Y UN CIVIL, MUEREN EN DOS EMBOSCADAS REBELDES AL SUR DEL PAÍS
      La Vanguardia, 20-05-2006
      LVD – 20/05/2006 – 13.38 horas Kandahar.(Afganistán).(EP | AP) . Al menos 25 militantes, cinco soldados afganos y un civil murieron hoy en dos emboscadas rebeldes contra dos convoys del Ejército afgano en el sur del país, según informó hoy el Ejército.

Asimismo, tambi& >>>


      CHINA FINALIZA LA CONSTRUCCIÓN DEL DIQUE M'3;S GRANDE DEL MUNDO EN LA PRESA DE LAS TRES GARGANTAS
      La Vanguardia, 20-05-2006
      LVD – 20/05/2006 – 10.38 horas Pekín.(EP|AP). China finalizó este sábado la construcción de la pared principal del mayor dique hidroeléctrico del mundo, en el seno de la presa de las Tres Gargantas, destinado a contener las aguas del río Yangtsé, causante de las inundacion >>>


      CUANDO CHINA DESPIERTE
      La Vanguardia, 20-05-2006
      LOS cortoplacistas no tienen buenos augurios para el éxito en el nuevo gran mercado chino JUAN JOSÉ GUIBELALDE – 20/05/2006 Con 1.300 millones de habitantes y el mayor crecimiento económico del globo (',5% en el último ańo), China es el mercado asiático de mayor potencial.
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      DETENIDO EN AFGANIST'3;N UNO DE LOS JEFES MILITARES DE LOS TALIBANES
      La Vanguardia, 20-05-2006
      LA VANGUARDIA – 20/05/2006 KABUL .(Agencias.) – Las tropas de Estados Unidos detuvieron a "líderes destacados" de la guerrilla talibana durante la ofensiva llevada a cabo esta semana en el sur del país. Entre los detenidos figura, según indicó la BBC, el mulá Dadulah, uno >>>


      DURA PROTESTA DE MÉXICO POR LA CONSTRUCCIÓN DEL MURO FRONTERIZO Y EL DESPLIEGUE DE TROPAS
      La Vanguardia, 20-05-2006
      JOAQUIM IBARZ – 20/05/2006 Corresponsal MÉXICO .– México presentó una nota diplomática de protesta ante Estados Unidos por su decisión de construir un muro de 600 kilómetros en la frontera entre ambos países y por el despliegue de seis mil militares en la zona fronteriza.< >>>


      EL SENADO DE EE. UU. DECLARA EL INGLÉS LENGUA NACIONAL UNIFICADORA
      La Vanguardia, 20-05-2006
      El Senado de EE. UU. declara el inglés lengua nacional unificadora Los demócratas acusan a los republicanos de racistas y antihispanos La discusión sobre la política migratoria se exacerbó al intentarlosrepublicanosasegurarlapreeminenci adel ingléscomolengua de EE. UU. El demócrata de >>>


      EL TIRALÍNEAS OCCIDENTAL
      La Vanguardia, 20-05-2006
      El tiralíneas occidental LAWRENCE DE ARABIA dijo de Mark Sykes, coautor del pacto que troceó el mapa, que "veía lo raro en todo y se le escapaba lo normal" LA VANGUARDIA – 20/05/2006 Oriente Medio fue redibujado en dos ańos del siglo XX: 1'16, cuando británicos y franceses p >>>


      EL ÚLTIMO CARTUCHO DEL '3;GUILA MONTENEGRINA
      La Vanguardia, 20-05-2006
      Los independentistas del viejo reino balcánico esperan que el referéndum corte mańana sus amarras con Serbia Montenegro decidirá mańana en referéndum si sigue unidoaSerbiaono. LaUEreconocerá la independencia si la participación es superior al 50% y el secesionismo obtiene al meno >>>


      HAMAS PODRÍA ESTAR DETR'3;S DEL INTENTO DE ASESINATO DEL JEFE DE LOS SERVICIOS PALESTINOS DE INTELIGENCIA
      La Vanguardia, 20-05-2006
      Abu Rajab sufrió heridas como consecuencia de la explosión en el interior de un ascensor LVD – 20/05/2006 – 13.55 horas Ramala. (EP/AP). El ‘número 2‘ de la Inteligencia palestina, Tawfiq Tirawi, seńaló hoy que el Movimiento de Resistencia Islámica (Hamas) podrí >>>


      LA ANP CONFISCA 63'.000 EUROS EN LA FRONTERA AL PORTAVOZ DE HAMAS
      La Vanguardia, 20-05-2006
      Abu Zuhri quería entrar en Gaza con donaciones del exterior Lasfuerzaspalestinasdeseguridad y aduanas confiscaron ayer al portavoz de Hamas 63'.000 euros cuando intentaba introducirlos furtivamente en territorio palestino , a través del puesto fronterizo de Rafah, quecomunicaGazaconEgipto.

Duros >>>


      MUEREN DOS RESPONSABLES DE SEGURIDAD PAQUISTANÍES EN UN ATENTADO AL ESTE DEL PAÍS
      La Vanguardia, 20-05-2006
      LVD – 20/05/2006 – 13.11 horas Miran Shah.(Pakistán). (EP/AP). Al menos dos responsables de seguridad paquistaníes murieron hoy en un atentado perpetrado por un militante islámico que lanzó una granada de mano contra un puesto del Ejército, según informaron fuentes oficiales.>>>


      PRODI LOGRA EL APOYO DEL SENADO CON EL VOTO FAVORABLE DE TODOS LOS SENADORES VITALICIOS
      La Vanguardia, 20-05-2006
      Berlusconi califica de inmoral la actitud de los siete miembros fijos de la Cámara Alta Romano Prodi superó ayer el crucial voto de confianza del Senado, con el apoyo de los siete senadores vitalicios. Ahora debeobtenerelvotodelaCámara de Diputados el martes, que será un trámite, dada la có >>>


      REBELIÓN EN GUANT'3;NAMO
      La Vanguardia, 20-05-2006
      Ataque a los guardias que querían evitar el cuarto intento de suicidio en un día La prisión que EE.UU. mantiene en Guantánamo para presuntos terroristas ha sido escenario de enfrentamientos entredetenidos y guardianes, los primeros de los que se tiene noticia. Paralelamente, el Comité de la ONU >>>


      SOLANA APUESTA POR RETOMAR EL DI'3;LOGO CON SERBIA Y AVISA SOBRE EL RIESGO DE MARGINARLA
      La Vanguardia, 20-05-2006
      "No podemos olvidar la promesa de un futuro europeo para los Balcanes; no repitamos los errores de los noventa", dice Solana FERNANDO GARCÍA – 20/05/2006 Corresponsal BRUSELAS .– Ojo con dejar tirada a Serbia. Éste fue el mensaje que el jefe de la diplomacia europea, Javier Solana, lanz& >>>


      UN ATAQUE ISRAELÍ MATA A UN ALTO DIRIGENTE DE YIHAD ISL'3;MICA EN GAZA
      La Vanguardia, 20-05-2006
      Una mujer y su hijo de cinco ańos también pierden la vida en la ofensiva con misiles LVD – 20/05/2006 – 18.57 horas Actualizada: 20/05/2006 1'.30 horas Ciudad de Gaza. (EP/AP).– El Ejército israelí lanzó hoy varios misiles contra un coche en Ciudad de Gaza y mató al m >>>


      %';QUÉ FUE DE JIMMY HOFFA?
      La Vanguardia, 20-05-2006
      Bob Kennedy se enfrentó a Hoffa, que acabó en la cárcel y fue perdonado por Nixon en 1'71 EUSEBIO VAL – 20/05/2006 La crónica negra de la historia sociopolítica estadounidense es fértil para el misterio y las teorías de la conspiración. El FBI realiza un nuevo intento p >>>


      DURAN DICE QUE EL ADVERSARIO DEL ESTATUT ES EL PP, "QUE NO ES LA OPCIÓN DE GOBIERNO PARA CIU"
      La Vanguardia, 20-05-2006
      LA VANGUARDIA – 20/05/2006 Redacción. BARCELONA El presidente del comité de gobierno de Unió Democrŕtica y secretario general de CiU, Josep Antoni Duran Lleida, desdeńó ayer la oferta que el presidente de PP de Catalunya, Josep Piqué, había hecho a la federación nacion >>>


      EL FISCAL TRASLADA AL JUZGADO LAS NUEVAS PRUEBAS DE TERRA MÍTICA
      La Vanguardia, 20-05-2006
      Zaplana afirma que no tiene ninguna intención de dejar la política LafiscalíadeValenciaharemitido al juzgado que investiga la trama de facturas falsas de Terra Mítica las grabaciones en las que dos empresarios describen la forma cómo operaban y que acusan a Zaplana de cobrar comisiones ilegales >>>


      EL JUEZ MARLASKA CITA A OTEGI POR EL INTENTO DE REFLOTAR LA ILEGALIZADA BATASUNA
      La Vanguardia, 20-05-2006
      El dirigente abertzale advierte que la actual situación es de "extrema gravedad" La Audiencia Nacional volvió a citar ayer como imputado al líder abertzale Arnaldo Otegi, tras un informe de la Fiscalía en el que se considera que Batasuna sigue actuando y que la izquierda abertzale intenta >>>


      EL PP SE QUERELLA CONTRA ZARAGOZA POR EL LEMA DE CAMPAŃA DEL PSC
      La Vanguardia, 20-05-2006
      Los populares acusan a los socialistas de injurias y calumnias La campańa del referéndum ya está en los tribunales. El PP presentóunaquerellaen la vía penal contra elPSCpor injuriasen sulemaelectoral, yunademandacivilpor derechoal honor. Otras tres acciones van contra la campańa institucio >>>


      ESCEPTICISMO ENTRE LOS ESPAŃOLES SOBRE EL FIN DEL TERRORISMO DE ETA
      La Vanguardia, 20-05-2006
      Escepticismo entre los espańoles sobre el fin del terrorismo de ETA PSOE y PP mantienen una distancia de dos puntos en estimación de voto El alto el fuego de ETAes visto con cada vez mayor escepticismo por los espańoles, sobre todo tras los ataques registrados en Barańáin y en Getxo.

A >>>


      GONZ'3;LEZ, AZNAR Y CIERRA ESPAŃA
      La Vanguardia, 20-05-2006
      González reconoce un "enredo raro" y Aznar acusa a Zapatero de "disgregar" Espańa JUAN CARLOS MERINO CARMEN DEL RIEGO – 20/05/2006 Madrid Que Aznar acuse a Zapatero de "disgregar" Espańa entra dentro de lo predecible, y ayer el ex presidente del Gobierno lo repitió >>>


      LA AUDIENCIA IMPUTA AL JUEZ DEL OLMO UN ERROR QUE PUEDE ACARREAR SU SUSPENSIÓN
      La Vanguardia, 20-05-2006
      JOSÉ MARÍA BRUNET – 20/05/2006 MADRID – El presidente de la sala de lo penal de la Audiencia Nacional, Javier Gómez Bermúdez, ha concluido que la puesta en libertad del preso procesado en el sumario del 11–M Saed El Harrak se produjo a raíz de un error del juez Juan del Olmo. >>>


      LA ERTZAINTZA LIBERA A LOS 10 DETENIDOS POR SECUNDAR LA MARCHA NO AUTORIZADA DE SEGI
      La Vanguardia, 20-05-2006
      LVD – 20/05/2006 – 11.1' horas Vitoria. (EFE). Los detenidos ayer tarde en Vitoria tras manifestarse en una concentración de Segi prohibida por el Departamento de Interior han quedado en libertad, informaron a Efe fuentes de la Ertzaintza.

Las mismas fuentes precisaron que el número t >>>


      LA FISCALÍA SIGUE REGISTRANDO LA DIPUTACIÓN DE LUGO POR LA TRAMA DE CORRUPCIÓN
      La Vanguardia, 20-05-2006
      ANXO LUGILDE – 20/05/2006 LUGO .– El fiscal jefe de Lugo, Jesús Izaguirre, prosiguió ayer el registro en la Diputación de Lugo, dentro de su espectacular ofensiva contra una trama de corrupción en la adjudicación de obras. En el mismo palacio provincial, el presidente, Francisco Cac >>>


      LO NUEVO DEL ESTATUT
      La Vanguardia, 20-05-2006
      Los municipios pasan a ser parte de la Generalitat, que puede fijar criterios sobre las subvenciones que reciben del Estado 2006 El artículo 2 incorpora al mundo local como integrante del sistema institucional de la Generalitat, el artículo 84 le garantiza un núcleo mínimo de competencias y el art&# >>>


      MIEDO AL REFERÉNDUM
      La Vanguardia, 20-05-2006
      ES OBVIO que el presidente no desea que Maragall repita como cabeza de lista a la Generalitat FRANCESC DE CARRERAS – 20/05/2006 Ha llegado la hora de la verdad, hay que afrontar la prueba del referéndum y a los partidarios del nuevo Estatut la piel no les llega al cuerpo por el miedo a las urnas. Diversas me >>>


      M'3;S APOYOS AL NO
      La Vanguardia, 20-05-2006
      LA VANGUARDIA – 20/05/2006 La plataforma Pel Dret de Decidir, que el 18 de febrero convocó una multitudinaria manifestación en Barcelona, anunció ayer que promoverá el no en el referéndum del Estatut. La decisión se tomó después de un debate entre las más de 700 entida >>>


      OTEGI ANUNCIA "NUEVOS COMPROMISOS" DE LA IZQUIERDA ABERTZALE PARA LA PRÓXIMA SEMANA
      La Vanguardia, 20-05-2006
      El portavoz de Batasuna cree que es momento de construir una mesa de diálogo multilateral LVD – 20/05/2006 – 15.53 horas Bilbao. (VASCO PRESS).– Arnaldo Otegi ha seńalado hoy que la izquierda abertzale adoptará "nuevos compromisos" la semana próxima y aunque no ha querido >>>


      PIQUÉ PROPONE UN PACTO DE GOBIERNO ENTRE PP Y CIU TRAS LAS ELECCIONES EN CATALUNYA
      La Vanguardia, 20-05-2006
      JOSEP GISBERT – 20/05/2006 BARCELONA – Josep Piqué propuso ayer a CiU formalizar un pacto de gobierno con el PP después de las próximas elecciones autonómicas en Catalunya. La reedición de la colaboración que, en opinión del ex ministro, "tan buenos resultados dio en >>>


      TRAS LA CHAMPIONS... ESTATUT
      La Vanguardia, 20-05-2006
      Zapatero fue recibido al grito de "ˇPresidente, presidente!" y "ˇSí, sí, sí, el Estatut ya está aquí!" IŃAKI ELLAKURÍA – 20/05/2006 Girona Tras la euforia parisina, en la que el presidente Zapatero hizo alarde de su pasión azulgrana, toca el re >>>


      UNA CAMPAŃA BAJO EL SÍNDROME DE ESTOCOLMO
      La Vanguardia, 20-05-2006
      MARAGALL, AUNQUE nunca lo reconozca, fue un prisionero de ERC, y al final, cuando se produce el divorcio, no se ve liberado FERNANDO ÓNEGA – 20/05/2006 Ayer comenzó la penúltima etapa de la larga carrera. El Diari Oficial publicó la convocatoria del referéndum. Zapatero pronunció su >>>


      VALENCIA PARA LAS OBRAS SOBRE LA FOSA DE LOS REPUBLICANOS Y ABRE UNA INVESTIGACIÓN
      La Vanguardia, 20-05-2006
      La alcaldesa Rita Barberá no aclara si, cuando acabe la investigación, desistirá de construir los nuevos nichos sobre la fosa LA VANGUARDIA – 20/05/2006 S. ENGUIX. Valencia La alcaldesa de Valencia, Rita Barberá, pidió ayer disculpas "a todos los ciudadanos". Después anunci >>>


      ZAPATERO REIVINDICA CON ORGULLO HABER HECHO CON MARAGALL EL MEJOR ESTATUT DE LA HISTORIA
      La Vanguardia, 20-05-2006
      El presidente exige al PP que respete Catalunya, su identidad y sus sentimientos FALTA TITULO 20/05/2006 Vanguardia (16) Montilla pregunta: "żAcaso alguien duda de que el voto ‘no‘ no será capitalizado por el Partido Popular?" Los socialistas presentan el Estatut como un éxito propi >>>


      ‘GLOBAL TENSIONS KEEPING CRUDE PRICES HIGH’
      Arab News, 20-05-2006
      Doug Mellgren, Associated Press OSLO, 20 May 2006 — Global tensions have pushed crude prices up as much as 20 percent – or about $15 a barrel – over what demand suggest they would otherwise be, OPEC’s acting secretary general said yesterday.

«We feel that the governments of both the producing >>>


      ‘SHIFT TO SHARIAH–BASED FINANCIAL PRODUCTS’
      Arab News, 20-05-2006
      Mushtak Parker, Arab News Saleh Kamil KUALA LUMPUR, 20 May 2006 — Saudi entrepreneur Saleh Kamil, president of the Dallah AlBaraka Group and one of the pioneers of Islamic banking, has called on the industry to go back to its basics and to shift from Shariah–compliant to Shariah–based financial products.
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      AL–SAYARI JOINS IMF COMMITTEE
      Arab News, 20-05-2006
      P.K. Abdul Ghafour, Arab News JEDDAH, 20 May 2006 — Hamad Al–Sayari, governor of Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA), has been appointed a member of the IMF committee of eminent persons to provide the fund with an independent view of the available options for ensuring that it has a sustainable and durable income >>>


      APPOINTMENT OF NEW CMA CHIEF BOOSTS STOCKS
      Arab News, 20-05-2006
      Khalil Hanware & Abdul Jalil Mustafa, Arab News JEDDAH, 20 May 2006 — The Saudi stock market halted its successive declines last week and regained some of the losses it incurred over the past weeks.

Analysts attributed the rebound to the appointment of Abdul Rahman Al–Tuwaijeri as acting chief of the >>>


      O2’S PDA–PHONE OFFERS MOBILE PRODUCTIVITY
      Arab News, 20-05-2006
      K.S. Ramkumar, Arab News JEDDAH, 20 May 2006 — O2, a major provider of premium mobile data devices in Asia Pacific, has introduced its first PDA–phone in Saudi Arabia — the Xda Atom, «a device so eye–catching it is guaranteed to turn heads wherever it goes.» Small, light, fast and powerful, the >>>


      OIL MINISTERS CALL FOR DIALOGUE
      Arab News, 20-05-2006
      Abdul Jalil Mustafa, Arab News AMMAN, 20 May 2006 — Oil ministers and senior officials from 16 Arab countries ended a four–day energy conference on Wednesday by urging «continued dialogue» between crude producing and consuming nations with a view to ensuring «stability» on the world market >>>


      A CASE OF LOAN, NOT INHERITANCE
      Arab News, 20-05-2006
      Adil Salahi, Arab News Q. My elder brother was working as revenue inspector in India when the government decided to give free plots of land to poor people. At the time my father was retired, while my two elder brothers were looking after our large family. My elder brother obtained two separate plots but could not regis >>>


      SHOULD I CHANGE MY NAME
      Arab News, 20-05-2006
      Adil Salahi, Arab News Q. You have recently published an article stating that the Prophet (peace be upon him) changed the names of some of his companions because there was something objectionable in their names. I have been often criticized for being named Aziz–ur–Rahman. Some people say that both Aziz and >>>


      THE HARDEST DAY IN THE LIFE OF ALLAH’S MESSENGER
      Arab News, 20-05-2006
      Adil Salahi, Arab News Once Aishah, the Prophet’s (peace be upon him) wife, asked him: «Have you ever gone through a day harder than that of the Battle of Uhud?» We will leave the Prophet’s answer till next week, but we will only say today that the Prophet spoke to her about his trip from Makkah to Taif to >>>


      THE TRUTH MADE CLEAR
      Arab News, 20-05-2006
      Commentary by Sayyid Qutb In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Beneficent You certainly were not present on the western side of the mountain when We issued the Commandments to Moses, nor were you one of those who witnessed (those events).

But We raised up many generations, and long was their span of life. Nor >>>


      WE ARE 25 YEARS OLD: INTRODUCING ISLAM TO NON–MUSLIMS
      Arab News, 20-05-2006
      Adil Salahi, Arab News A couple of weeks ago, this page, Islam In Perspective, completed 25 years of its publication. Throughout it maintained a close relationship with its readers, strengthened by the continuous stream of their letters, asking questions that range from the very basic to the most complicated. It has be >>>


      15 GITMO DETAINEES RETURN
      Arab News, 20-05-2006
      Samir Al–Saadi & P.K. Abdul Ghafour, Arab News A detainee prays inside the compound of Camp Delta detention center at the Guantanamo Bay US Naval Base in Cuba in this April 6 picture. (Reuters)

JEDDAH, 20 May 2006 — Fifteen Saudis, who were released by the United States from its detention camp in Gua >>>


      4,200 EMBRACED ISLAM THROUGH IEF PROGRAMS
      Arab News, 20-05-2006
      P.K. Abdul Ghafour, Arab News JEDDAH, 20 May 2006 — As many as 4,200 expatriates of different nationalities have embraced Islam as a result of the activities of Islamic Education Foundation (IEF) in Alhamrah in the past 10 years, according to a press statement issued by IEF. About 40 percent of the converts were women, >>>


      ANNUAL ASSESSMENT
      Arab News, 20-05-2006
      Arab News JEDDAH, 20 May 2006 — As the academic year comes to an end, the Dar Jana International School (DJIS) conducted its annual assessment headed by the school board.

The board members commended the management and faculty for excellent results in PSAT, SATI, SAT II and TOEFEL exams. The enhancement is moni >>>


      FATALLY ABUSED GIRL BURIED IN MAKKAH AS ABUSERS AWAIT TRIAL
      Arab News, 20-05-2006
      Maha Akeel, Arab News JEDDAH, 20 May 2006 — The body of nine–year–old Ghosun who died a month ago as a result of severe physical abuse by her father and stepmother was finally put to rest yesterday.

Ghosun’s body has been in the morgue all this time until investigations had determined the cause and >>>


      HELP CENTER RESOLVES OVER 700 FAMILY DISPUTES
      Arab News, 20-05-2006
      Arab News JEDDAH, 20 May 2006 — According to figures published by a social service organization which specializes in reconciling estranged couples, 177 women have approached the organization to make their husbands stop neglecting their duties while 452 men have complained that their wives do not obey them.

The >>>


      MAN FREAKS OUT, TAKES FAMILY HOSTAGE
      Arab News, 20-05-2006
      Arab News JEDDAH, 20 May 2006 — A 40–year–old Saudi man took his wife, sisters and aunt hostage in their home, threatening to kill them in a six–hour standoff with local authorities, according to local media reports. Screams from the women inside the flat alerted the neighbors who in turn called the p >>>


      SRMG CHIEF MEETS WITH AD EXECS ON STRATEGY
      Arab News, 20-05-2006
      Arab News Prince Faisal Bin Salman DUBAI, 20 May 2006 — Prince Faisal Bin Salman, chairman of Saudi Research & Marketing Group (SRMG), held a meeting with top executives of advertising companies and agencies in the region here recently and said such meetings would help advertising firms to set out a clear strategy >>>


      TWO YEARS AFTER KILLER FLOOD, YATAMA SLOWLY RETURNS TO LIFE
      Arab News, 20-05-2006
      Yousuf Muhammad, Arab News Al–Yatama, a village 80 km south of Madinah, is yet to recover from the devastation caused by flash floods two years ago. (AN photo by Yousuf Muhammad)

MADINAH, 20 May 2006 — Two years after a flood wiped out the village of Al–Yatama, 80 kilometers to the south of Madinah >>>


      42 KILLED IN TURKISH TRUCK ACCIDENT
      Arab News, 20-05-2006
      Agencies DIYARBAKIR, Turkey, 20 May 2006 — As many as 42 people died when a truck believed to be carrying Afghan illegal immigrants crashed with another truck on a highway in Turkey yesterday, officials said. Police and rescue workers lined dozens of bodies along the side of the motorway, which runs from Osmaniye to Ga >>>


      ABBAS ORDERS PROBE INTO HAMAS CASH SMUGGLING
      Arab News, 20-05-2006
      Hisham Abu Taha, Arab News GAZA CITY, 20 May 2006 — Palestinian security forces yesterday confiscated $817,000 from Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri at the Rafah border crossing.

The cash was found on Abu Zuhri as he was trying to enter Gaza Strip from Egypt.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas asked th >>>


      ANNAN URGES SWIFT ACTION ON DARFUR
      Arab News, 20-05-2006
      Reuters PARIS/KHARTOUM, 20 May 2006 — UN Secretary–General Kofi Annan said there was not a «second to lose» if the world was to save hundreds of thousands of people in Sudan’s conflict–ravaged Darfur region from starvation and disease. «The region is undergoing the worst humanitarian crisi >>>


      EX–MINISTER OF MAHARASHTRA OFFERS TO LEAD PROTEST
      Arab News, 20-05-2006
      Shahid Raza Burney, Arab News BOMBAY, 20 May 2006 — In a major political embarrassment to the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leadership, former revenue minister of Maharashtra, Shalinitai Patil, has offered to lead an agitation to oppose plans to increase reserved seats for backward communities in educational institu >>>


      IRAN SEES FOREIGN LINK BEHIND UNREST IN SOUTH
      Arab News, 20-05-2006
      Agence France Presse TEHRAN, 20 May 2006 — Iranian security forces claimed yesterday to have seized documents proving that the militants behind deadly attacks last week in the restive southeast of the country had foreign links.

The execution–style killings of 12 civilians were claimed by a group of hard& >>>


      IRAQ BRACES FOR CABINET ANNOUNCEMENT
      Arab News, 20-05-2006
      Agence France Presse BAGHDAD, 20 May 2006 — Iraqi politicians were locked yesterday in final discussions ahead of the promised weekend announcement of the country’s first permanent post–invasion government, over five months after landmark elections. Prime Minister–designate Nuri Al–Maliki has vowed he >>>


      PAKISTAN REJECTS KARZAI CHARGES OF TRAINING AFGHAN REBELS
      Arab News, 20-05-2006
      Azhar Masood & Agencies ISLAMABAD, 20 May 2006 — Pakistan yesterday rejected allegations by Afghan President Hamid Karzai that it was training militants for violence and infiltrating them into Afghanistan.

«We are not supporting Taleban. We have asked Afghanistan to bring a single evidence to support >>>


      PROTESTERS USE SMS, BURN GOVT NOTICES
      Arab News, 20-05-2006
      Nilofar Suhrawardy, Arab News NEW DELHI, 20 May 2006 — Continuing their anti–reservation agitation for the seventh day, the striking medicos began using mobile communication SMS yesterday to make the people aware about their protest and government’s approach toward the same.

One of the messages doing the >>>


      SAUD SATISFIED WITH BUSH MIDEAST PUSH
      Arab News, 20-05-2006
      Arab News WASHINGTON, 20 May 2006 — US President George W. Bush held talks here yesterday with Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al–Faisal on issues of mutual concern, including counterterrorism, military cooperation, energy matters and regional foreign policy. Saudi Ambassador to the United States Prince Turki Al&nda >>>


      SOMALI MPS WANT WARLORDS CHARGED WITH WAR CRIMES
      Arab News, 20-05-2006
      Reuters NAIROBI, 20 May 2006 — Warlords involved in Somalia’s worst fighting in a decade should be sacked as government ministers and charged with war crimes, members of the country’s fledgling Parliament said yesterday.

Around 150 people, many of them civilians, died last week in Mogadishu during pitched batt >>>


      SWISS PULL OUT PAKISTAN STAFF OVER SCAM
      Arab News, 20-05-2006
      Deutsche Presse–Agentur ISLAMABAD, 20 May 2006 — Switzerland has recalled all of the staff at its embassy in Pakistan over a visa scam discovered in March, Foreign Office spokeswoman Tasneem Aslam said yesterday.

«Swiss authorities have informed our mission in Bern that they are replacing the entir >>>


      TOP TALEBAN LEADER SAID CAPTURED
      Arab News, 20-05-2006
      Agencies KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, 20 May 2006 — US–led coalition forces captured a militant fighter with only one leg in a battle this week in southern Afghanistan, and it is possible he could be a top Taleban leader, an Afghan general said yesterday. There is a «good chance» that the militant, captured >>>


      TURKISH LEADERS FACE ANGER OVER COURT SHOOTING
      Arab News, 20-05-2006
      Agencies ANKARA, 20 May 2006 — Turkey’s Islamist–rooted government yesterday faced a wave of anger and calls for resignation after a deadly fundamentalist attack on the country’s highest administrative court stunned a nation fiercely proud of its secular system.

The anti–government backlash coincid >>>


      WEF FOCUS ON REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT
      Arab News, 20-05-2006
      Siraj Wahab, Arab News SHARM EL–SHEIKH, Egypt, 20 May 2006 — Egypt rolled out the red carpet for more than 1,200 business, political and civil society heavyweights from around the world who started streaming into this picturesque seaside resort yesterday for the three–day World Economic Forum on the Middle >>>


      4 MEN CLEARED OF TERRORISM LINKS BUT STILL DETAINED
      Washington Post, 20-05-2006
      By Josh White and Julie TateWashington Post Staff WritersSaturday, May 20, 2006; A18 The May 5 release of Chinese Muslims from the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, leaves four men there who have been cleared of all connections to terrorism but continue to live in a legal limbo, with no indication of when they w >>>


      5 WORKERS DIE, 1 ESCAPES KY. MINE BLAST
      Washington Post, 20-05-2006
      HOLMES MILL, Ky. –– An explosion in an eastern Kentucky coal mine killed five miners while one other miner was able to get out alive, Gov. Ernie Fletcher said Saturday. The blast at the Darby Mine No. 1 in Harlan County occurred between midnight and 1 a.m. EDT while a maintenance shift was on duty, said Amy >>>


      ANALYSIS: IMMIGRATION BILL MOVING THROUGH
      Washington Post, 20-05-2006
      WASHINGTON –– For all the controversy, immigration legislation is moving steadily through the Senate, shielded by a bipartisan coalition durable enough to defeat crippling amendments, shake off political warning shots and even recover from an occasional stumble.

Critics concede as much. Asked on Fr >>>


      ARREST WARRANT ISSUED FOR BOSTON SLAYINGS
      Washington Post, 20-05-2006
      BOSTON –– An arrest warrant has been issued for a man accused of fatally shooting four young men in December in the city‘s bloodiest crime in a decade.

The warrant charges Calvin Carnes Jr., 1', with four counts each of first–degree murder and armed robbery, and various gun charges, >>>


      BUSH OPPOSES ENGLISH AS NATIONAL LANGUAGE: GONZALES
      Washington Post, 20-05-2006
      HOUSTON (Reuters) – President George W. Bush has long opposed making English the country‘s national language, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said on Friday, the day after the Senate voted to do so.

The vote came in an amendment to proposed legislation overhauling U.S. immigration law and directe >>>


      BUSH PLEDGES CONTINUED SUPPORT FOR IRAQ
      Washington Post, 20-05-2006
      WASHINGTON –– President Bush said Saturday that the installation of Iraq‘s national unity government opens a new chapter in the nation‘s history, and he pledged continued U.S. support for the fledging democracy.

"Iraq‘s new leaders know the period ahead will be filled with gr >>>


      BUSH PRESSES FOR IMMIGRATION LEGISLATION
      Washington Post, 20-05-2006
      WASHINGTON –– President Bush urged Congress on Saturday to find a middle ground between mass deportation or instant U.S. citizenship for the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants already living in America.

Bush‘s radio message was the third time this week he has spoken out about immigration >>>


      BUSH TO SENATE: PASS IMMIGRATION BILL THIS MONTH
      Washington Post, 20-05-2006
      WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President George W. Bush pressed the U.S. Senate on Saturday to pass an immigration overhaul bill before the end of next week, when it begins its Memorial Day holiday break.

Bush used his weekly radio address to step up pressure on senators debating legislation that couples tighter >>>


      BUSH WANTS NEWCOMERS TO LEARN ENGLISH
      Washington Post, 20-05-2006
      WASHINGTON –– The White House took both sides in a dispute over English being the national language Friday as a broad immigration bill moved toward a final Senate vote next week with one conservative predicting it will never become law.

Bush‘s support for the dueling sides doesn‘t stray >>>


      BUSH WANTS NEWCOMERS TO LEARN ENGLISH
      Washington Post, 20-05-2006
      WASHINGTON –– The White House took both sides in a dispute over English being the national language Friday as a broad immigration bill moved toward a final Senate vote next week with one conservative predicting it will never become law.

Bush‘s support for the dueling sides doesn‘t stray >>>


      CALIF. SUPERINTENDENT APPEALS EXIT EXAM
      Washington Post, 20-05-2006
      SACRAMENTO, Calif. –– The state attorney general‘s office appealed Friday to the state Supreme Court to immediately halt a judge‘s decision to suspend the high school exit exam.

They want the stay to stop thousands of students who haven‘t passed the test from graduating.

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      CIVIL WAR–ERA FORT UP FOR SALE ON EBAY
      Washington Post, 20-05-2006
      ROUSES POINT, N.Y. –– A Civil War–era fort is for sale on eBay. Fort Montgomery, built in 1844, was manned during the war but never saw any action.

"This is the first time it‘s been formally for sale," said Victor Podd of Boca Raton, Fla., whose family has owned the fort for 2 >>>


      DEATHS OF OUT–OF–STATE EVACUEES RAISE KATRINA TOLL
      Washington Post, 20-05-2006
      NEW ORLEANS, May 1' –– Louisiana raised its Hurricane Katrina death toll by 281 Friday to 1,577 after including more out–of–state evacuees whose deaths were deemed related to the storm or its grueling aftermath.

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals decided that if reside >>>


      DEPLOYED GIS WATCH KIDS‘ GRADUATION ONLINE
      Washington Post, 20-05-2006
      CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –– When 17–year–old Reyniza Sherrell was handed her high school diploma, two of her family members watched with admiration _ from thousands of miles away. Sherrell‘s father is deployed in Iraq and her older sister is stationed at an Air Force base in Ramstein, Germany, b >>>


      ESCAPED CONVICT RECAPTURED AFTER 38 YEARS
      Washington Post, 20-05-2006
      SACRAMENTO, Calif. –– After 38 years, Michael Robert Smith figured no one was looking for him anymore. He escaped from prison on June 7, 1'68, while serving time for a robbery conviction, then headed to Nevada, then New Jersey and into a marriage that didn‘t work out. Finally, five years ago, Smit >>>


      FEDS SEIZE ARMOR–PLATED CAR BOUGHT IN IRAQ
      Washington Post, 20-05-2006
      NEW HAVEN, Conn. –– Federal agents seized a Mercedes–Benz from an Army reservist who said the armor–plated, bulletproof luxury car probably belonged to Saddam Hussein.

First Sgt. William von Zehle said he bought the car while serving in Iraq. U.S. Immigration and Customs enforcement age >>>


      FLA. ‘CAT–SNATCHERS‘ GET COMMUNITY SERVICE
      Washington Post, 20-05-2006
      FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. –– Maybe Mr. Kibbles will know better the next time he‘s looking for a litter box.

Christopher Cortes, 33, and wife, Iris Zuckerman, 33, were sentenced Thursday to 100 hours and 50 hours of community service, respectively, for snatching the black cat from their neighbor& >>>


      GIRL, 10, GOES FOR DRIVE, HITS OTHER CARS
      Washington Post, 20-05-2006
      PENSACOLA, Fla. –– A 10–year–old girl who drove off with her guardian‘s sport utility vehicle with a toddler and a 5–year–old on board crashed the vehicle into several cars, authorities said.

The girl sideswiped several cars during her 15–minute drive Thursday ni >>>


      HOMELAND SECURITY SEEKS DEPORTATION AID
      Washington Post, 20-05-2006
      WASHINGTON –– It will take nearly 35,000 more jail beds to end a much–criticized "catch and release" program for dangerous illegal immigrants in the United States, but the Bush administration has not budgeted enough to do that, the Homeland Security Department‘s internal watchdog said >>>


      INSUFFICIENT FUNDS TO END ‘CATCH AND RELEASE‘
      Washington Post, 20-05-2006
      It will take nearly 35,000 more jail beds to end a much–criticized "catch and release" program for dangerous illegal immigrants in the United States, but the Bush administration has not budgeted enough to do that, the Department of Homeland Security‘s internal watchdog said yesterday.

The >>>



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