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      EFEMÉRIDES NACIONALES
      Ёль ёниверсал, 15-08-2005
      Notas Relacionadas Efemérides internacionales 07÷1' 1653.– Toma posesión como el vigésimo segundo virrey de la Nueva España, Francisco Hernández de la Cueva, duque de Albuquerque. Su mandato concluye en septiembre de 1660.

1855.– Tras la huida del presi >>>


      EL SANTORAL DE HOY
      Ёль ёниверсал, 15-08-2005
      07÷00 Celebran hoy su santo Tarsicio, Arnulfo y Asunción.

Mañana será onomástico de Bartolomé, Antonio, Gaspar, Esteban, Roque y Serena.

Han transcurrido 226 días y faltan 13' para que finalice el año. mvc

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      ELUDE PRD DEBATIR CON MARCOS
      Ёль ёниверсал, 15-08-2005
      Notas Relacionadas Pide obispo a EZLN dejar los pasamontañas 20÷20 Reta Marcos a debatir al PRD y a López Obrador 15÷52 Formalizará Marcos alianzas con grupos indígenas 11÷03
23÷43 El Partido de la Revolución Democrática (PRD) eludió ir a >>>


      ENCABEZARÁ FOX CEREMONIA DEL 68 ANIVERSARIO DE CFE
      Ёль ёниверсал, 15-08-2005
      13÷40 El presidente Vicente Fox Quesada encabezará este lunes la conmemoración del 68 aniversario de la Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE), que se realizará en la presa El Cajón, en Nayarit.

En un comunicado, la CFE informó que el mandatario iniciará >>>


      HAY 20 MILLONES DE MEXICANOS EN EL EXTERIOR÷ SRE
      Ёль ёниверсал, 15-08-2005
      Sitios Relacionados ¿Cuál será el peso del voto foráneo en 2006?
14÷47 En el extranjero residen más de 20 millones de mexicanos, informó la Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores al Instituto Federal Electoral (IFE).

La cancillería le entreg&oacut >>>


      LLAMA RIVERA A REDOBLAR LA LUCHA CONTRA LA VIOLENCIA
      Ёль ёниверсал, 15-08-2005
      El cardenal Norberto Rivera dijo que la violencia no es un problema que tenga que combatir sólo el gobierno sino todos los mexicanos, y que la solución se debe buscar en la familia.

Al término de la misa dominical en la catedral metropolitana aseguró que la violencia es generada por >>>


      NO ESTÁ EN RIESGO LA SEGURIDAD NACIONAL÷ PRESIDENCIA
      Ёль ёниверсал, 15-08-2005
      Notas Relacionadas Reconoce Encinas que delincuentes tienen mayores recursos 08÷24 Infiltra narco a policía de Acapulco Bahía del narco El Ejército coordinará a las policías de Nuevo Laredo Milicia combate la temporada alta de cultivo de drogas PGR÷ tres z >>>


      PARA QUE NO TE QUEDES FUERA DE LAS CONVERSACIONES
      Ёль ёниверсал, 15-08-2005
      07÷5' Si te perdiste de las noticias más importantes del fin de semana, ¡no te preocupes!, aquí te presentamos un resumen de lo ocurrido Domingo Nacional Narco en Acapulco÷ Los habitantes de la bahía de Acapulco viven algo que simplemente desconocen. En menos de ocho meses h >>>


      PIDE CARDENAL REDOBLAR LUCHA CONTRA EL CRIMEN
      Ёль ёниверсал, 15-08-2005
      Notas Relacionadas "Asfixian narcos al periodismo en el norte" Cárcel a 5 plagiarios de la banda de Los Bayardo Instan a la lucha conjunta contra crimen en frontera 17÷06 La lucha contra el crimen organizado es una tarea de largo plazo y no sólo se debe tener paciencia sino se t >>>


      PIDE LÓPEZ OBRADOR VIGILAR ORIGEN DE RECURSOS
      Ёль ёниверсал, 15-08-2005
      Tepic, Nay.– El precandidato presidencial del PRD, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, dijo que será responsabilidad de los gobiernos federal y estatales, así como de la participación ciudadana, vigilar que en el proceso electoral de 2006 no se utilicen recursos de origen dudoso en las >>>


      PIDE OBISPO APLICAR PENA PERPETUA A PLAGIARIOS
      Ёль ёниверсал, 15-08-2005
      León, Gto.– El presidente de la Conferencia del Episcopado Mexicano, José Guadalupe Martín Rábago, pidió al gobierno federal establecer en el país la "cadena perpetua" para condenar a secuestradores.

En México, "sabiendo que queda excluida l >>>


      PRD÷ LA PROPUESTA SÓLO BUSCA CONFRONTAR
      Ёль ёниверсал, 15-08-2005
      El PRD consideró que la propuesta de debate del subcomandante Marcos busca la confrontación y no el intercambio de ideas. En paralelo, miembros de la dirigencia informaron que preparan una respuesta al líder insurgente mediante una carta que también entregarán a organismos civiles y d >>>


      REGRESAN A CLASES CASI 280 MIL
      Ёль ёниверсал, 15-08-2005
      Alfredo Becerra es uno de los poco más de 15 mil estudiantes que, después de aprobar uno de los dos exámenes de ingreso a la institución, ingresarán este día al primer año de una de las licenciaturas que ofrece la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.
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      RENUEVA SRE DIRECCIÓN DE INSTITUTO DE DIPLOMÁTICOS
      Ёль ёниверсал, 15-08-2005
      21÷00 Por acuerdo del canciller Luis Ernesto Derbez, a partir de este domingo Miguel Marín Bosch será el nuevo director general del Instituto Matías Romero, la principal academia de formación de diplomáticos del país.

En un comunicado, la Secretaría de Re >>>


      UNAM÷ CON EMPLEO, EL 81% DE LOS EGRESADOS
      Ёль ёниверсал, 15-08-2005
      Los egresados de las Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) obtienen ingresos promedio de 11 mil 600 pesos mensuales y ocupan, mayoritariamente, puestos como "profesionistas"; el 12 por ciento alcanza cargos directivos, y uno de cada 10 alcanza responsabilidades de dirección a niv >>>


      URGEN DIPUTADOS A DISCUTIR REFORMA LABORAL
      Ёль ёниверсал, 15-08-2005
      20÷07 La reforma laboral debe ser aprobada en el próximo periodo ordinario de sesiones, coincidieron diputados federales del PRI, PRD y Convergencia, quienes insistieron en que el trabajador debe ser el principal beneficiario de esas modificaciones.

En debate televisado por el Canal del Congreso, >>>


      VEN A RECTOR DE LA UNAM COMO BUEN CANDIDATO
      Ёль ёниверсал, 15-08-2005
      Juan Ramón de la Fuente, rector de la UNAM, es una persona muy capaz y con una presencia muy importante en la opinión pública como para ser candidato a la Presidencia de la República, consideró el ex secretario de Salud y ex rector de la máxima casa de estudios, Guillermo Sober >>>


      NIVELARÁN EN BACHILLERES A ALUMNOS DE RECIENTE INGRESO
      Ёль ёниверсал, 15-08-2005
      El Colegio de Bachilleres pondrá en marcha un curso de "nivelación escolar" para poco menos de nueve mil estudiantes que obtuvieron por debajo de los 50 aciertos de un total de 128 en el examen de ingreso al nivel medio superior en la zona metropolitana y a los que se les dificultan las matem&aa >>>


      ABUELOS QUE SOSTIENEN A GENERACIONES
      Ёль ёниверсал, 15-08-2005
      En México, familias con miembros de hasta cuatro generaciones dependen de ancianos para su subsistencia.

En algunos casos son el único sostén, pues sus hijos carecen de tiempo o abandonan a su descendencia.

La necesidad de más ingresos lleva a pensionados con más de >>>


      BAHÍA DEL NARCO
      Ёль ёниверсал, 15-08-2005
      Acapulco, Gro.– El 28 de julio pasado la ola de la violencia que cayó sobre el puerto se filtró a la reunión anual que organiza la Coparmex. No habían pasado ni 24 horas de que el gerente de la discoteca NJoy había sido ejecutado a plena luz del día en el estacionami >>>


      CITIZENS÷ COPS UNTRUSTWORTHY
      Ёль ёниверсал, 15-08-2005
      Mexico City, August 15, 2005
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      COLONOS Y EJÉRCITO SE ENFRENTAN EN PRIMER DÍA DE EVACUACIÓN
      Ёль ёниверсал, 15-08-2005
      Notas Relacionadas Entre el pasado judío y el futuro Inicia la retirada israelí de la Franja de Gaza 04÷32 Colonos judíos se han enfrentado con fuerzas israelíes en incidentes separados ocurridos en Cisjordania y Gaza, cuando el Ejército israelí procede hoy a repartir la >>>


      DEMANDAN OBISPOS CAMPAÑAS SIN PLEITOS
      Ёль ёниверсал, 15-08-2005
      León , Gto.– Los obispos mexicanos elaboran un documento que enviarán a las dirigencias de los partidos políticos con recomendaciones para que eviten campañas agresivas y para que informen cómo sus candidatos presidenciales pretenden resolver los problemas del país, anunc >>>


      EL AMÉRICA SIGUE ENRACHADO
      Ёль ёниверсал, 15-08-2005
      Unas Águilas grises salvaron su plumaje ante Dorados y la racha de 20 duelos sin perder en la Liga gracias a su pegada. Al América les bastaron un par de soplos para dar forma al 2–1 que anexa a Culiacán en un interminable desfile de víctimas que muerden el polvo en el Estadio Azteca, >>>


      EL EJÉRCITO COORDINARÁ A LAS POLICÍAS DE NUEVO LAREDO
      Ёль ёниверсал, 15-08-2005
      Ciudad Victoria, Tamp.– El próximo 26 de agosto, el presidente Vicente Fox anunciará en Nuevo Laredo nuevas acciones en materia de seguridad, en las que todas las corporaciones policiales se concentrarán bajo la coordinación del Ejército Mexicano. Además, en ese municipio >>>


      ENTRE EL PASADO JUDÍO Y EL FUTURO
      Ёль ёниверсал, 15-08-2005
      Gush Katif, Franja de Gaza. En el marco de la álgida discusión que se libra dentro de Israel entre quienes apoyan la inminente retirada de la Franja de Gaza y quienes se le oponen, son varios los entusiastas argumentos de cada una de las partes÷ de cariz ideológico, político, de segur >>>


      IMPULSA EX EQUIPO DE FOX A CÁRDENAS
      Ёль ёниверсал, 15-08-2005
      Ocho ex colaboradores de Vicente Fox Quesada, durante su campaña presidencial del año 2000, entre ellos Carlos Rojas Magnon, responsable en su momento del fideicomiso Amigos de Fox, coordinan ahora el equipo del precandidato presidencial panista Alberto Cárdenas Jiménez.

Rojas Magno >>>


      INFILTRA NARCO A POLICÍA DE ACAPULCO
      Ёль ёниверсал, 15-08-2005
      Acapulco, Gro.– Los habitantes de la bahía de Acapulco viven algo que simplemente desconocen. En menos de ocho meses han sido asesinados siete policías preventivos, un subdirector de la Policía Investigadora, un empresario, un político y su chofer, un ganadero y el gerente de una disco >>>


      INICIA LA RETIRADA ISRAELÍ DE LA FRANJA DE GAZA
      Ёль ёниверсал, 15-08-2005
      Jerusalén. La evacuación de los asentamientos israelíes de la Franja de Gaza se puso oficialmente en marcha hoy lunes a la medianoche y desde entonces el ingreso y permanencia de civiles israelíes en la zona se encuentra prohibido.

El puesto de control carretero Kisufim, por el cual >>>


      ISRAEL INICIA LA RETIRADA DE GAZA; OLONOS SE RESISTEN
      Ёль ёниверсал, 15-08-2005
      Jerusalén.– Comenzó la evacuación de los asentamientos de Israel en la Franja de Gaza en las primeras horas de hoy. El ingreso y permanencia de civiles israelíes en la zona está ya prohibido.

En las siguientes 48 horas, hasta el martes a la medianoche, el Ejércit >>>


      MALOGRAN FIESTA AL TUZO MAYOR
      Ёль ёниверсал, 15-08-2005
      Pachuca.–Como pastelazo en el rostro sin aludir el festejo cumpleañero del presidente Tuzo . Jesús Martínez, así le supo al Pachuca el descalabro en casa a manos de Monarcas Morelia (1–3).

Víctima del mejor futbol exhibido por el oponente, el cuadro hidalguense tu >>>


      MILICIA COMBATE LA TEMPORADA ALTA DE CULTIVO DE DROGAS
      Ёль ёниверсал, 15-08-2005
      Agosto, septiembre y octubre son meses de mayor actividad para los cerca de 30 mil efectivos del Ejército mexicano dedicados a labores de erradicación e intercepción de enervantes.

Es en esta temporada, cuando florecen los plantíos de amapola y mariguana en entidades como Michoac&aa >>>


      MONTIEL MEETS WITH JEB BUSH IN FLORIDA
      Ёль ёниверсал, 15-08-2005
      Mexico City, August 15, 2005
22 ºC Partly cloudy .links .

INMUEBLES .

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EMPLEOS .MEXICO NEWS .(English/Inglés) Opinión Columnas Cartones El Mundo México Elecciones 2006 Los Estados DF Finanzas Deportes Espectáculos Cultura Estilos Clima Hor&oacut >>>


      MUESTRA TIGRES PODERIÓ OFENSIVO
      Ёль ёниверсал, 15-08-2005
      Torreón.– En apenas 16 minutos, los Tigres definieron a su favor el duelo contra el Santos Laguna÷ ganaron 4–1 y dieron una muestra de su poder ofensivo.

Los seguidores de los Guerreros esperaban una reacción positiva de su equipo, hundido en el arranque del Torneo de Apertura >>>


      PGR÷ TRES ZETAS CONTROLAN TRÁFICO DE DROGA EN EL NORTE
      Ёль ёниверсал, 15-08-2005
      En el cártel del Golfo tres hombres tienen la misión de facilitar el tráfico de drogas en México y hacia Estados Unidos, venden protección a grupos menores que trabajan para la organización, se encargan de cobrar el paso por sus territorios, "eliminan" a los enemigos >>>


      REFUERZA EL PVEM SU PRESENCIA EN MEDIOS
      Ёль ёниверсал, 15-08-2005
      Los precandidatos presidenciables del PRI y el grupo Unidad Democrática han erogado del 15 de abril al 12 de agosto pasado 248 millones 577 mil 527 pesos para difundir su imagen, de acuerdo con un seguimiento de medios electrónicos realizado por la empresa Verificación y Monitoreo, que calcula las >>>


      REFUERZAN PRECANDIDATOS DE PAN Y DE PVEM GASTOS PARA ‘SPOTS‘
      Ёль ёниверсал, 15-08-2005
      Los panistas Felipe Calderón y Alberto Cárdenas comienzan a repuntar en su presencia en medios electrónicos.

Calderón Hinojosa contabilizó 16 spots televisivos más del 5 al 12 de agosto que en la entrega anterior; con ello llega a 68 con un costo de 6 millones 171 mil >>>


      REVISAN EN ACAPULCO AUTOS SOSPECHOSOS
      Ёль ёниверсал, 15-08-2005
      Acapulco, Gro.– Grupos especiales de la Agencia Federal de Investigaciones y de la Policía Federal Preventiva, en coordinación con elementos de la Policía Preventiva Municipal y la Ministerial estatal intensificaron sus operativos en la franja turística y principales calles de Acapulco >>>


      SE CONVIERTEN EN PADRES DE SUS NIETOS
      Ёль ёниверсал, 15-08-2005
      La paternidad ha sido para José Martínez, además de una realización, una responsabilidad extraordinaria. Junto con su esposa, Olga, crió a dos hijos en su juventud, a una nieta en la edad adulta y a una bisnieta en la senectud.

El compromiso con su familia ha sido absoluto&di >>>


      SE SALVA EL SAN LUIS EN EL ÚLTIMO SUSPIRO
      Ёль ёниверсал, 15-08-2005
      San Luis Potosí.– El equipo de Carlos Reinoso recordó el esfuerzo que le costó regresar al máximo circuito, en el que perder puntos en casa no está permitido. Sufriendo, el San Luis rescató un empate, a un gol, frente a los Jaguares, que por más que defendía >>>


      TRABAJAN ANCIANOS PESE A PENSIÓN
      Ёль ёниверсал, 15-08-2005
      En México, la necesidad de más ingresos lleva a los pensionados con más de 60 años a continuar en alguna actividad económica para sostenerse, ya que 80 por ciento son jefes de familia.

Esto significa que al llegar a la edad adulta y percibir una pensión, no necesariame >>>


      TRES MUERTOS Y UN HERIDO GRAVE AL ESTRELLARSE UN HELICÓPTERO
      Siglo XXI, 15-08-2005
      EFE Río de Janeiro. Tres personas murieron y una sobrevivió, aunque se halla muy grave, al estrellarse el helicóptero en el que viajaban en el estado brasileño de Mato Grosso do Sul, fronterizo con Paraguay, informaron hoy fuentes oficiales.

El accidente ocurrió en la noche d >>>


      AL–ZARQAWI AIDE KILLED, US OFFICIALS SAY
      Aljazeera, 15-08-2005
      A top aide to Abu Musab al–Zarqawi, head of the al–Qaida operation in Iraq and accused of masterminding high–profile bombings in the country, has been killed by Iraqi security forces, US defence officials said.

But the battlefield success hardly impressed two leading US senators, who on Sunda >>>


      BLASTS HIT KASHMIR AHEAD OF CELEBRATIONS
      Aljazeera, 15-08-2005
      Bombs have exploded outside the main venue for Independence Day celebrations in the India–controlled portion of Kashmir, despite tight security in the region.

No serious injuries were reported. Three paramilitary soldiers suffered splinter injuries as two bombs exploded on Monday in quick succession 100 >>>


      BODIES FOUND AFTER GREECE PLANE CRASH
      Aljazeera, 15-08-2005
      The bodies of 11' of the 121 people on board the Cypriot airliner that crashed northeast of Athens and the plane‘s second flight recorder have been recovered.

Rescuers were concentrating their efforts on Monday on locating the bodies of the two remaining victims in the burned wreckage of the aircraft >>>


      CAR BOMB ROCKS GROZNY RESTAURANT
      Aljazeera, 15-08-2005
      A powerful car bomb has exploded outside a restaurant in Chechnya‘s capital, killing two people and wounding at least 11 others, a police spokesman says.

The blast on Monday was the latest violence in Grozny, which remains a shattered city some six years after Russian soldiers invaded the province seekin >>>


      CRASH VICTIMS‘ RELATIVES LEFT IN DARK
      Aljazeera, 15-08-2005
      Cypriot police have restrained angry relatives made to wait six hours to be told if their loved ones were on board an ill–fated Cypriot airliner that crashed in Greece on Sunday.

They were finally called in by airline staff to check a passenger list. "Butchers, butchers, they killed my children,&quo >>>


      CURFEW LIFTED IN KHARTOUM
      Aljazeera, 15-08-2005
      Sudanese authorities have lifted a curfew imposed two weeks ago to stop the capital‘s worst violence in decades, which killed at least 111 people.

"We have lifted the curfew," an Interior Ministry official said. "There will be no checkpoints, but the forces will still be out on the streets >>>


      CYPRUS SPAT CASTS DOUBTS ON TURKEY EU BID
      Aljazeera, 15-08-2005
      Turkey‘s chances of European Union membership look more uncertain after a statement by the French prime minister caused alarm in Ankara.

The sources of the trouble once again were the divided island of Cyprus and the growing hostility in France towards mainly Muslim Turkey‘s future membership.
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      EGYPT÷ TERRORISTS BEHIND MFO ATTACK
      Aljazeera, 15-08-2005
      Two Canadian women peacekeepers from the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) were wounded in a bomb blast in Egypt‘s Sinai peninsula that officials described as a terrorist attack.

"Terrorists planted two gas canisters on the road and linked them to an electrical wire. They hid in nearby apricot >>>


      FRANCE SLAMS GAZA KIDNAPPING
      Aljazeera, 15-08-2005
      France has condemned the kidnapping in Gaza City of a French television sound technician and on Monday called for his release.

"French authorities condemn the kidnapping last night in Gaza of Mohamed Ouathi, a sound engineer for France 3 television, and call for his immediate release," a Foreign Mini >>>


      INDONESIA, ACEH REBELS SIGN TRUCE
      Aljazeera, 15-08-2005
      Indonesia and rebels from Aceh have signed a truce aimed at ending one of Asia‘s longest–running conflicts, which has cost more than 12,000 lives in nearly three decades of fighting.

The deal, signed in Helsinki by Indonesian Justice Minister Hamid Awaluddin and Malik Mahmood of the Free Aceh Movem >>>


      IRAQIS RUSH TO WRAP UP CONSTITUTION
      Aljazeera, 15-08-2005
      With only one day left to finish Iraq‘s new constitution, Sunni Arabs have asked that a decision on the most contentious issue –federalism – be deferred so the draft can be completed on time.

Sunnis said they would refuse to accept a charter that included federalism. US Ambassador Zalmay Khal >>>


      ISRAEL BEGINS GAZA PULLOUT
      Aljazeera, 15-08-2005
      Israel has formally begun its withdrawal from the occupied Gaza Strip by outlawing the continued presence of Jewish settlers in the Palestinian territory.

"This is the final closing of the Kissufim road into Gaza. From this moment on, all entrance and stay in Gaza is prohibited for Israelis by law," >>>


      ITALY CARRIES OUT MASS ARRESTS
      Aljazeera, 15-08-2005
      Italy has arrested 141 people in a security swoop following the bombings in London and Egypt last month and remains at high risk from an attack , the Interior Ministry says.

Italy, the subject of several internet threats from purported Islamic militant groups, said it had begun expulsion procedures against 701 >>>


      JAPANESE SURRENDER MARKED IN ASIA
      Aljazeera, 15-08-2005
      Asians are marking the 60th anniversary of Japan‘s second world war surrender by honouring their dead, burning wartime Rising Sun flags and demanding compensation amid rekindled tensions between Japan and the countries it invaded.

Sixty years after Japan‘s late emperor Hirohito exhorted his subject >>>


      ON–THE–SPOT REPORTS FROM ALJAZEERA
      Aljazeera, 15-08-2005
      The following are extracts from reports by Aljazeera correspondents covering the evacuation of Israel‘s settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories.

Shirin Abu Aqla, Neve Dekalim settlement÷ This is the largest settlement in southern Gaza and extreme right–wing settlers have blocked >>>


      PALESTINIANS HOPEFUL BUT ANXIOUS
      Aljazeera, 15-08-2005
      Palestinians are greeting Israel‘s pullout from the Gaza strip with high hopes but some anxiety, as the first televised images of settlers leaving are broadcast.

"Pictures are now being broadcast to the world of what we thought would never happen. The withdrawal is now beginning," said Palestin >>>


      PALESTINIANS URGED TO TEMPER FESTIVITIES
      Aljazeera, 15-08-2005
      As Israel has begun its unilateral withdrawal from the Gaza Strip, a number of Palestinian intellectuals have urged the Palestinian Authority and resistance groups to tone down celebrations and pay attention to Israel‘s expansion in the West Bank.

The calls came as the latest coordination meeting between >>>


      RUSSIA CORDON AIMS TO CONTAIN BIRD FLU
      Aljazeera, 15-08-2005
      Russia cordoned off roads and slaughtered hundreds of birds to contain the advance of a bird flu epidemic towards Western Europe.

The outbreak, previously confined to five remote areas of Siberia, has struck a major industrial region – Chelyabinsk in the Ural mountains, which separate Asia from Europe.>>>


      SCIENTISTS TRACK BEAR‘S 74KM SWIM
      Aljazeera, 15-08-2005
      Scientists have tracked a tagged polar bear swimming at least 74 km in just one day – and maybe up to 100km – providing the first conclusive proof the bears can cover such giant distances in the water.

Bears often roam thousands of kilometres in a year in search of prey such as seals, and there has >>>


      SETTLERS DEFIANT AS ISRAELI ARMY MOVES IN
      Aljazeera, 15-08-2005
      Defiant Gaza settlers blocking the gates of their communities have vowed to prevent Israeli troops from delivering eviction notices.

In the largest settlement, Neve Dekalim, dozens of men wrapped in white prayer shawls held roadside morning prayers, while teens – many sporting orange ribbons, the colour >>>


      SRI LANKA CREMATES SLAIN MINISTER
      Aljazeera, 15-08-2005
      Sri Lanka wants the international community to take anti–terrorism measures against the Tamil Tiger rebels, the Foreign Secretary says.

The comments from S Paliakkara came as dignitories attended the funeral of assassinated Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar, a killing the government blames on the Tige >>>


      TEXAS VIGIL KEEPS IRAQ WAR IN SPOTLIGHT
      Aljazeera, 15-08-2005
      The determined protest by the mother of an American soldier killed in Iraq has given US President George Bush little escape from politics during an August vacation at his beloved Texas ranch.

Barely two weeks into Bush‘s holiday, the vigil by Cindy Sheehan against the Iraq war has captured the attention >>>


      TURKMENISTAN CELEBRATES MELON DAY
      Aljazeera, 15-08-2005
      Turkmenistan‘s leader on Sunday congratulated citizens of the ex–Soviet republic on the Turkmen Melon Day he established to honour the favourite fruit of the sun–drenched Central Asian nation.

The nation currently grows 500 varieties of melon, including the Czar Melon, grown to honour Preside >>>


      US, UK GET BLAME FOR IRAN UNREST
      Aljazeera, 15-08-2005
      Iran has accused the United States and Britain of stoking the unrest that has broken out among its Kurdish and Arab minorities.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi offered little evidence for his allegations on Sunday, but suggested that Washington and London were giving encouragement to the Arabs and >>>


      "LAKHRIF " EN KABYLIE, PÉRIODE DES FIGUES FRAÎCHES ET DE RÉGAL DU PAUVRE
      APS, 15-08-2005
      Tizi Ouzou – Des quatre saisons que Dieu a créées, celle de lТautomne ou "Lakhrif" est assurément la préférée des paysans de Kabylie, en ce quТelle signifie abondance des figues fraîches et régal garanti pour tout le monde, y compris pour ceux qui >>>


      ALGÉRIE–LIBYE–EGYPTE÷ ENTRETIENS TRIPARTITES À SYRTE
      APS, 15-08-2005
      Syrte – Les entretiens tripartites entre le Colonel Maamar El–Gueddafi et les Présidents Abdelaziz Bouteflika et Hosni Moubarak ont pris fin à Syrte après environ trois heures de discussions. Les questions arabes et africaines, étaient au centre de ces entretiens a–t&ndash >>>


      LEILA SHAHID÷ LE RETRAIT ISRAÉLIEN DE GHAZA À LUI SEUL INSUFFISANT POUR LТINSTAURATION DE LA PAIX
      APS, 15-08-2005
      Paris – La déléguée générale de Palestine en France, Mme Leila Shahid, a affirmé lundi à Paris que, pour contenir le mouvement de résistance palestinienne, le retrait de l‘armée israélienne de Ghaza reste insuffisant et quТil faudrait &e >>>


      LES MINISTRES DES FINANCES ET DE L‘HABITAT FONT LE POINT SUR LE PROGRAMME QUINQUENNAL
      APS, 15-08-2005
      Alger – Mm. Mourad Medelci et Mohamed Nadir Hamimid, respectivement ministres des finances et de l‘habitat et de l‘urbanisme, ont présenté dimanche un premier bilan sur le programme complémentaire de soutien à la relance (PCSR) lors d‘une rencontre qui les a regroup& >>>


      PROJET DE CHARTE POUR LA PAIX ET LA RÉCONCILIATION NATIONALE
      APS, 15-08-2005
      Alger – Le projet de Charte pour la paix et la réconciliation nationale, publié lundi au journal officiel, comporte plusieurs chapitres sur les mesures destinées a la consolidation de la paix, de la réconciliation nationale ainsi que celles relatives à l‘appui de la polit >>>


      RÉFÉRENDUM ÷ TEXTE INTÉGRAL DU PROJET DE CHARTE POUR LA PAIX ET LA RÉCONCILIATION NATIONALE
      APS, 15-08-2005
      Alger – Voici le texte intégral du projet de Charte pour la paix et la réconciliation nationale tel que publié lundi (15 août 2005) dans le journal officiel No 55.

Préambule÷ L‘Histoire de l‘Algérie est une suite de luttes livrées par so >>>


      10 AFGHANS IN COURT IN KIDNAPPING CASE
      јфганска€ пресса онлайн, 15-08-2005
      KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 13 – Ten Afghan men appeared in court here on Saturday, charged with the kidnapping of three United Nations election workers, as well as armed robbery and "various other crimes," an official of the Supreme Court said.

The men, including three well–known members of >>>


      10 TALIBAN MILITIAS KILLED, 14 DETAINED IN AFGHANISTAN
      јфганска€ пресса онлайн, 15-08-2005
      KABUL, Aug. 14 (Xinhua) –– At least 10 Taliban militias were killed and 14 others were detained in past three days in Afghanistan, according to Afghan and US military sources.

Troops of Afghanistan National Army (ANA) eliminated six suspected Taliban operatives and captured 13 others in the insurge >>>


      CANADIANS ASSESS AFGHAN ROADS
      јфганска€ пресса онлайн, 15-08-2005
      KANDAHAR, Afghanistan –– Driving slowly down a bumpy, half–caved–in dirt road, Canadian soldiers on patrol southeast of Kandahar don‘t openly talk about what happened to two of their colleagues outside Kabul nearly two years earlier.

There‘s no time to think about the past. >>>


      DONKEYS GET MARINES AROUND IN AFGHANISTAN
      јфганска€ пресса онлайн, 15-08-2005
      By DANIEL COONEY Associated Press Sat Aug 13, 6÷16 PM ET KANDAGAL, Afghanistan – Frustrated with the limitations of using its fleet of modern Humvee four–wheel–drives in rugged mountains with few roads, a battalion of U.S. Marines has enlisted a mode of transport used for centuries by Afghan vi >>>


      ELECTION HOPES OF AFGHAN WOMEN
      јфганска€ пресса онлайн, 15-08-2005
      By Tom Coghlan in Qalat, Zabul province Rajabia Ranjbar has reason to be confident ahead of next month‘s parliamentary elections, Afghanistan‘s first for 30 years.

The 48–year–old school teacher and would–be politician from Zabul is not expecting many votes.

But she knows >>>


      FLAVORFUL FOOD SERVED WITH AN AFGHAN FLOURISH
      јфганска€ пресса онлайн, 15-08-2005
      Ethnic cuisines catch on slowly in Central Florida, but we are making progress. More of us are willing to put down our steak knives every now and then and sample something new. A decade ago, you could hardly find a Thai restaurant.

Now, they‘re almost commonplace. And sushi, once considered exotic, is pr >>>


      FORMER MEMBERS OF THE TALIBAN TURN THEIR BACKS ON INSURGENCY
      јфганска€ пресса онлайн, 15-08-2005
      KABUL, Afghanistan –– A cartoon flickered on a television set in Abdul Samad Khaksar‘s living room as he took a drag from a cigarette and considered the merits of Afghanistan‘s former Taliban government.

"The Taliban are like a medicine for Afghanistan that has expired," said >>>


      HELPING AFGHANS BUILD THEIR ISLAMIC REPUBLIC
      јфганска€ пресса онлайн, 15-08-2005
      Are Canadian troops doomed to be fighting in Afghanistan 20 years from now?

Is that what Maj.–Gen. Andrew Leslie meant when he suggested "Afghanistan is a 20–year venture" at the annual Couchiching Summer Conference?

Hopefully not. While Afghans will need time to "break out >>>


      POWERGRID
      јфганска€ пресса онлайн, 15-08-2005
      New Delhi÷ Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL), a Government of India enterprise, has bagged a transmission project in Afghanistan worth about Rs 47' crore.

PGCIL and Ministry of External Affairs entered into an agreement to this effect on Friday.

The entire expenditure on the proje >>>


      US, AFGHAN TROOPS LAUNCH BIG OFFENSIVE IN AFGHANISTAN
      јфганска€ пресса онлайн, 15-08-2005
      KABUL, Aug. 14 (Xinhua) –– The US military and Afghan troops have launched a big offensive in eastern Kunar province to root out militants from the mountainous area, spokesperson of the US–led coalition said Sunday.

"The operation begun in the weekend to wipe out enemies of peace and ens >>>


      AIR–INDIA EXPRESS TO LAUNCH BAHRAIN SERVICE NEXT YEAR
      Gulf News, 15-08-2005
      Staff Report Manama÷ Air–India Express, India‘s first international budget airline, will extend its operations to Bahrain in April next year, taking over the services currently provided by Air India.

"We expect to start Air–India Express budget services from Kochi, Mumbai and New >>>


      AL HABTOOR–AL JABER TO BUILD TOWER IN DOHA
      Gulf News, 15-08-2005
      Staff Report Dubai÷ A joint venture between Al Habtoor and Al Jaber has won the contract to build the Dh1 billion ($273 million) Dubai Towers Doha, the first billion–dirham overseas project by Dubai International Properties.

Dubai Towers – Doha, the first billion–dirham overseas projec >>>


      ANOTHER AWARD FOR GULF NEWS
      Gulf News, 15-08-2005
      Staff Report Dubai÷ Asghar Khan of Gulf News won the Amazing Photographer award in the Dubai Summer Surprises during Cartoon Surprises week.

Maitha Al Falasi of DOHMS presents the DSS Cartoon Surprises week award to Asghar Khan.

Tahreer Al Ameer of Al Ittihad Arabic newspaper won the Amazing Wr >>>


      ARAB SATELLITE COMPANY LAUNCHES OPERATIONS
      Gulf News, 15-08-2005
      Staff Report Manama÷ Noorsat, a satellite communications platform that provides voice, video, data and internet satellite communication solutions across the Middle East, North Africa and Europe, has launched its operations, the company said yesterday.

Created by investors from Saudi Arabia and the rest >>>


      ASTECO TO LEASE AND MANAGE SHARJAH‘S ALI MOOSA TOWER 1
      Gulf News, 15-08-2005
      Staff Report Dubai÷ Real estate and property management specialist, Asteco, has got the contract to lease and manage Sharjah‘s new skyscraper, Ali Moosa Tower 1.

Located near Al Majas Park in Sharjah overlooking Al Khalid lagoon, apartments at Ali Moosa Tower 1 are available on a ''– >>>


      ATFP AND ADCB SIGN $35M CREDIT AGREEMENT
      Gulf News, 15-08-2005
      WAM Abu Dhabi÷ A $35 million (Dh128.55 million) credit line agreement was signed here yesterday between the Abu Dhabi–based Arab Trade Finance Programme and the Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, a designated national agency of ATFP in the UAE.

Dr Jassim Al Mannai, chief executive and chairman of the boar >>>


      AVIATION CONFERENCE NAMES MEDIA TEAM
      Gulf News, 15-08-2005
      Staff Report Dubai÷ The newly launched Middle East Business Aviation conference has named Aviation International News and Business Jet Traveller as its official media partners.

The conference will run alongside Dubai 2005, the ninth international aero–space exhibition.

"The Middle Ea >>>


      BAHRAIN REALTOR AWARDS $464M INSURANCE DEAL
      Gulf News, 15-08-2005
      By Habib Toumi, Bureau Chief Manama÷ Two Islamic insurance firms have been equally awarded a contract for the Durrat Al Bahrain project, the $1 billion city resort on the southern coast of Bahrain.

Islamic insurances Takaful International and Solidarity will provide a 175 million dinar ($464 million) in >>>


      BIRKART GLOBISTICS BEGINS MIDDLE EAST OPERATIONS
      Gulf News, 15-08-2005
      Staff Report Dubai÷ Birkart Globistics, an international freight forwarding and shipping company, has started air and ocean operations in the region with the establishment of a new subsidiary in Dubai.

Birkart Globistics Middle East LLC, headquartered in Dubai, provides a comprehensive range of logistic >>>


      CHINA DOTCOM MANIA RAISES QUESTIONS
      Gulf News, 15-08-2005
      Financial Times A latterday Rip Van Winkle who fell asleep in March 2000 and woke up this summer might conclude that the internet bubble had never burst it had simply shifted from the US to China.

Recently, Yahoo handed over $1 billion (Dh3.67 billion) cash and its assets in China in return for a 40 per cent s >>>


      DUBAI SHARES SLIP IN BRISK TRADE
      Gulf News, 15-08-2005
      Staff Report Dubai÷ Dubai shares eased half a per cent in brisk trade yesterday but Abu Dhabi stocks gained nearly three per cent as sentiment was buoyed by the announcement of a new liberal property law on the weekend.

Property stocks were mixed in Dubai after rising the previous day but home loan comp >>>


      EMAAR RIGHTS ISSUE TO CLOSE TODAY
      Gulf News, 15-08-2005
      Staff Report Dubai÷ The ten–day subscription period for Emaar Properties‘ one–for–one rights issue to increase share capital to Dh5.67 billion from Dh2.84 billion will end today, the company said.

The issue opened for subscription on August 4. Priced at Dh5 a share, including a p >>>


      IRANIAN COMPANIES FORM UNION TO DEVELOP MARITIME FLEET
      Gulf News, 15-08-2005
      By Frank Kennedy, Special to Gulf News Ship owners in Iran have formed a union, according to a report by the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting News Network.

The report said the Iranian Shipowners Union started its activities on August 6 with a membership of 34 companies.

The union will work for th >>>


      IRAQ WILL DECIDE DETAILS OF OIL WEALTH DISTRIBUTION LATER, SAYS MINISTER
      Gulf News, 15-08-2005
      AP Baghdad÷ Iraq‘s new constitution will state that natural resource wealth is for all Iraqi people but the details of how it will be distributed will be determined later, Oil Minister Ebrahim Bahr Al Uloum said on Saturday.

AP Iraq is producing more than 2 million barrels a day and in July was ex >>>


      JUMEIRAH IN TALKS TO ACQUIRE SEVERAL FRENCH HOTELS
      Gulf News, 15-08-2005
      By Saifur Rahman, Staff Reporter Dubai÷ Dubai Holding‘s newly re–branded hotel chain, Jumeirah, is negotiating the possible acquisition of a number of hotels in Europe, according to reports.

A recent report suggests Jumeirah and Saudi billionaire Prince Al Waleed Bin Talal Bin Abdul Aziz are >>>


      LLOYDS TSB TO OPEN CENTRE IN HEALTHCARE CITY
      Gulf News, 15-08-2005
      Staff Report Dubai÷ Lloyds TSB Dubai, has announced that it has signed an agreement with Dubai Healthcare City to open a new customer service centre.

The new centre will offer various banking products and services to individual and commercial customers.

The Lloyds TSB customer service centre at >>>


      NEWS IN BRIEF
      Gulf News, 15-08-2005
      Compiled from staff reports Lands Department launches iZone serviceDubai – Dubai Lands and Properties Department in cooperation with e–Company has launched iZone service for hotspot connection with the internet.

The new service is offered in transactions and consumer services‘ hall at the dep >>>


      QATAR AIRLINE READY TO START BERLIN FLIGHTS
      Gulf News, 15-08-2005
      Staff Report Dubai÷ Qatar Airways will launch flights to Berlin as part of a route expansion programme in Germany over the next 18 months.

The Doha–based airline will bring service to the German capital from December 15.

It follows a successful round of talks between the governments of Qa >>>



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