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      M. OUYAHIA÷ UNE "FORTE IMPULSION" SERA DONNÉE À LACTIVITÉ FINANCIÈRE DÈS CETTE ANNÉE
      APS, 04-07-2005
      Alger– Une "forte impulsion" sera donnée à lactivité financière dès cette année à travers la mise en place par lexécutif de nouvelles mesures de réforme, a assuré dimanche à Alger le chef du Gouvernement, Ahmed Ouyahia. Parm >>>


      SOMMET DE LUA À SYRTE÷ POUR UNE POSITION AFRICAINE COMMUNE SUR LA DÉCLARATION DU MILLÉNAIRE ET LES OMD
      APS, 04-07-2005
      Syrte (Libye)– L‘un des principaux points qui polarisera certainement l‘attention de la quarantaine de chefs d‘Etat et de Gouvernement africains, dont le président de la République, M. Abdelaziz Bouteflika, lors du sommet ordinaire de l‘Union africaine (UA) prévu lun >>>


      5 SUSPECTED TALIBAN KILLED, ' CAPTURED IN AFGHANISTAN
      , 04-07-2005
      KABUL, July 3 (Xinhua) –– Afghan National Police (ANP) backed by US–led coalition troops have killed five suspected Taliban militants and detained nine others in southern Zabul province since Saturday, a spokesman of Interior Ministry said Sunday.

"Five Taliban militants were killed and >>>


      AFGHAN CLERIC ‘SHOT‘ IN KANDAHAR
      , 04-07-2005
      A pro–government Islamic cleric has been shot and injured by suspected Taleban militants in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar, police say.

Maulvi Mohammad Musbah was attacked while he was walking out of his home, reports quote Kandahar police chief Ayub Salangi as saying.

In May, gunmen kille >>>


      AFGHAN NATIONAL HELD IN PAKISTAN
      , 04-07-2005
      An Afghan national carrying explosive material has been arrested in Pakistan near the border with Afghanistan, police say. A spokesman of the paramilitary Frontier Corps said the Afghan national was carrying detonators and a timer when he was arrested.

The man apparently told the authorities that he was delive >>>


      BALOCH ALLIANCE REJECTS COMMITTEES PROPOSALS
      , 04-07-2005
      QUETTA, July 3÷ The four–party Baloch Alliance has rejected the parliamentary committees recommendations on Balochistan and has vowed to continue the struggle for the national rights of Baloch people.

Speaking at a joint news conference at the press club on Sunday after a meeting of the alliance, >>>


      SIBLING TO DEFEND OSAMA IF NEEDED
      , 04-07-2005
      One of Osama bin Laden‘s half–brothers has said he would pay for his fugitive brother‘s defence should he ever be captured – because everyone has the right to defend himself.

Yeslam Binladin, who at 54 is six years older than Osama, said in a television interview he believed his half&nd >>>


      TALIBAN OUT TO DISRUPT AFGHAN POLLS÷ KASURI
      , 04-07-2005
      LAHORE, July 3÷ The Taliban, warlords and drug lords are out to disrupt electoral process in Afghanistan and shift the blame on Pakistan, Foreign Minister Khurshid Mehmood Kasuri said on Sunday, urging foreign troops present in the war–ravaged country to rein in such elements.

Answering a question >>>


      TWO RFE/RL CORRESPONDENTS ARRESTED IN AFGHANISTAN
      , 04-07-2005
      been arrested in Afghanistan‘s Kunar province. The correspondents Rohullah Anwari and Shershah Hamdard. Anwari was reported arrested on Friday and Hamdard on Saturday.

The Interior Ministry said it has no information about the arrests. The Afghan Intelligence Department declined comment.

Kunar G >>>


      US AIRSTRIKE KILLS 17 AFGHAN CIVILIANS÷ GOVERNOR
      , 04-07-2005
      KABUL (AFP) – Seventeen civilians including a number of women and children died when US aircraft bombed a suspected militant hideout in eastern Afghanistan last week, a provincial governor said.

US forces launched the airstrike on Chichal village in the rebel–infested province of Kunar on Friday am >>>


      US CONTINUES SEARCH FOR SOLDIERS
      , 04-07-2005
      US troops are still searching for three special forces soldiers missing in Afghanistan for almost a week, the US military said. One of the members of the four–man special forces unit which went missing was rescued by soldiers on Saturday.

The unit disappeared in eastern Konar province on 28 June, and a C >>>


      ABU DHABI JOINS HANDS WITH DUBAI FOR CREDIT BUREAU
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      Staff Report Abu Dhabi÷ The economic departments of Abu Dhabi and Dubai yesterday announced their decision to set up a credit bureau in the UAE, the first joint venture between the two departments.

A memorandum of understanding was signed yesterday to set up a credit bureau using modern infrastructure t >>>


      ADIB‘S BOARD OF DIRECTORS OKAYS PLAN TO RAISE CAPITAL
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      Staff Report Abu Dhabi÷ Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (Adib) is increasing its capital to Dh3 billion from the current Dh1 billion, a statement from the stocks authority said yesterday.

The bank‘s board of directors has approved the move and the bank will seek approval from the authorities concerned befo >>>


      ALDAR PROPERTIES TO SELECT BUYERS OF AL RAHA GARDENS RANDOMLY
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      Staff Report Abu Dhabi÷ Aldar Properties, a real estate developer in the UAE, yesterday announced an audited random selection process for phase two of Al Raha Gardens property development due to unprecedented demand from nationals.

The selection, scheduled for Tuesday, will be supervised by the director >>>


      ARABIAN AUTOMOBILES KICKS OFF PROMOTION
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      Staff Report Dubai÷ Arabian Automobiles Company (AAC), dealer for Nissan vehicles in Dubai and Northern Emirates, have started a special summer promotion which rewards Nissan buyers with a choice of high–end Sony electronic goods, ranging from video cameras to sound–surround audio systems.

A >>>


      BMW FORECASTS RECORD SALES IN REGION
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      Staff Report Dubai÷ BMW Group Middle East is on course for yet another record sales year in 2005, with half–year deliveries to customers in the region up by 25 per cent year on year, the company announced yesterday.

Despite high euro exchange rates, retail sales of BMW Group cars hit 6,200 from Ja >>>


      BOEING WORLDLINER‘S TEST FLIGHT REACHES DOHA
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      Staff Report Doha÷ The Boeing 777–200LR Worldliner, the longest range commercial airplane in the world, touched down at the Doha International Airport last week as part of its global test flight prior to its commercial launch in early 2006.

The Worldliner, which began its test flight in Montreal, >>>


      CHEVROLET TO ROLL OUT MINI CAR IN REGION
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      Staff Report Dubai÷ Chevrolet will bring its smallest car, the Spark, to the regional automotive scene by the end of summer, the company said in a statement.

Following the success of the Chevrolet Aveo and Optra models in the small car segment, the Spark signals Chevrolet‘s foray into the mini car >>>


      CLOWN SHOW TO BE HELD AT SHARJAH LEISURE CENTRE
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      Staff Report Sharjah÷ Qanat Al Qasba, Sharjah‘s cultural, leisure and entertainment destination, will host a clown show during the summer holidays, according to an official press release.

The three–week "Crazy Clown Show", which opens on Thursday, will present a mix of comedy, acro >>>


      DIB UNIT OFFERS REMOTE TRADING ON UAE MARKETS
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      Staff Report Dubai÷ Al Islami Financial Services (IFS), a subsidiary of Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB), announced the opening of a new office yesterday to conduct remote trading on the Dubai and Abu Dhabi stock markets.

The office, which is one of the first to offer remote trading in UAE, will offer investors >>>


      DREWRY PREDICTS HEALTHY YEAR FOR CONTAINER SHIPPING
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      By Frank Kennedy, Special to Gulf News Predictions by some analysts that oversupply in the container shipping industry would become a problem in 2005–06 have been challenged by estimates in the latest quarterly report on the container shipping industry by London–based Drewry Shipping Consultants.

A >>>


      DUBAI DUTY FREE SALES RISE 1'% TO DH1.08B
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      Staff Report Dubai÷ Dubai Duty Free, the largest travel retail facility in the Middle East, reported 1' per cent growth in its half–yearly sales, reaching Dh1.08 billion ($283 million) at the end of June and placing the operation on track for another record year.

Currently ranked No 3 in the w >>>


      EMAAR TO SELL THE LINKS TOWER UNITS FROM TODAY
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      Staff Report Dubai÷ Emaar Properties, a Dubai–based real estate developer, yesterday announced the sale of residential units in The Links West Tower, a 34–storey apartment tower in The Views development at Emirates Golf Club.

The Links offers the best of modern day living for young working p >>>


      EMIRATES NATIONAL UNVEILS COURIER SERVICE
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      Staff Report Dubai÷ The Emirates National Group (ENG) has launched Fast Express, an express courier service, aimed at taking away a chunk of the estimated Dh13.8 billion UAE market from established players.

ENG is investing an initial Dh7 million backed by the established network of offices, transportat >>>


      EMIRATES SKYCARGO‘S NEW PRODUCTS MEET DEMANDS
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      Staff Report Dubai÷ Emirates SkyCargo, the air freight division of Dubai–based Emirates airline, has announced an array of new products and solutions offering choice, flexibility, transparency and speed.

SkyCargo‘s new products are priority, dangerous goods, live animals, valuables, vulnerab >>>


      EMIRATES TO FLY FOUR TIMES WEEKLY TO MALTA
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      Staff Report Dubai÷ Emirates, the Dubai–based airline, will fly from Dubai to Malta via Larnaca four times a week from October 1, it said in a statement.

Air Malta will be code sharing on the flights between Malta and Larnaca. The services to Malta and Cyprus depart at 8.35 am on Mondays, Wednesda >>>


      ETIHAD ARM TO ENHANCE ITS ROAD FEEDER BUSINESS
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      WAM Abu Dhabi÷ Etihad Crystal Cargo, the cargo division of Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, is enhancing its feeder services in the Middle East.

With the rapid expansion of its fleet and destinations, Etihad Crystal Cargo is introducing a new cargo–trucking service soon.

I >>>


      GULF NAVIGATION SIGNS CHARTER DEAL WITH SABIC
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      Staff Report Dubai÷ The Dubai–based Gulf Navigation Group has signed 15–year agreements worth more than $400 million (Dh1.47 billion) to time–charter four of its chemical carriers to Saudi Arabia‘s International Shipping and Transportation Company (ITSC).

ITSC is the shipping arm >>>


      INVESTMENT HOUSE UNVEILS NEW PORTFOLIO
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      Staff Report Dubai÷ Emirates Financial Services (EFS), a leading UAE investment house, announced the setting up of a new portfolio yesterday.

The portfolio will be a part of a $500 million (Dh1.83 billion) pre–IPO fund launched by Global Investment House (Global), a Kuwaiti investment company.
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      KOREAN AGENCY IN JEBEL ALI
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      Staff Report Dubai÷ The Korean Trade Investment Promotion Agency is expected to set up a centre in the Jebel Ali Free Zone, according to the agency‘s president.

The announcement came during a meeting between Abdulrahman Al Mutaiwee, Director General of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, a >>>


      KOREAN SHIPYARDS OPTIMISTIC DESPITE GLOOMY FORECASTS
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      Financial Times The boom in orders and surge in vessel prices that have galvanised South Korea‘s shipyards may be under threat as freight rates peak. But local shipbuilders are brushing aside gloomy scenarios, lifted by hopes of revived demand in China and their dominance in the fast–growing market for liqu >>>


      KPMG TO OPERATE AS ANCILLARY SERVICES PROVIDER AT DIFC
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      Staff Report Dubai÷ International accounting firm KPMG has registered to operate as an ancillary services provider at the Dubai International Financial Centre, a financial free zone in the city, a DIFC statement said yesterday.

DIFC said KPMG had registered with its regulator, the Dubai Financial Servic >>>


      LEBANESE CARRIER SIGNS UP FOR MERCATOR SYSTEM
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      Staff Report Dubai÷ Lebanon‘s national carrier, Middle East Airlines, has chosen a revenue accounting system from Mercator, the Dubai–based IT division of Emirates Group, the airline said in a statement.

The system, called Rapid, utilises the information printed on airline passenger tickets >>>


      MALLS IN DUBAI REPORT INCREASE IN SALES
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      Staff Report Dubai÷ Dubai Shopping Malls Group officials have revealed that sales at malls rose 20 to 30 per cent during the first week of the Dubai Summer Surprises compared with the corresponding period last year.

The number of visitors to the shopping malls also increased by 15 per cent during the fi >>>


      PAKISTAN ADOPTS MEASURES TO MEET RISING DEMAND FOR CARS
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      By Farhan Bokhari, Financial Times Pakistan is scrambling to cope with a dramatic increase in demand for cars that has driven waiting periods for new buyers to as long as five months.

The government has slashed import duties on used cars, with returning Pakistani expatriates benefitting from a reduction in dut >>>


      RATES UP DESPITE HIGH OIL PRICES
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      By Graeme Northfleet, Special to Gulf News VLCCs Never mind the high oil price, tankers are starting to take as much as they can, as fast as they can. It is the reverse of the January sales, the prices have never been so high so consistently, so let us buy it.

This has been a busy week in both the Atlantic and >>>


      ROYAL JET‘S BOEING FLEET GETS GCAA CERTIFICATION
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      Staff Report Abu Dhabi÷ Royal Jet, the UAE–based luxury aircraft charter company, announced yesterday that it has secured ETOPS–120 certification for its fleet of Boeing Business Jets by the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) effective June 17.

"Royal Jet recently celebrated it >>>


      SEVERAL VISITORS FIND THIS WEEK A SWEET EXPERIENCE
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      Staff Report Dubai÷ The Sweet Surprises week of the Dubai Summer Surprises has received a huge response from visitors who marvelled at the showcase of sweets including the chocolate Burj Al Arab statue at BurJuman, according to a press release.

"Every year we are surprised with new events and activ >>>


      SWITZERLAND‘S LLB WANTS A PIECE OF THE MIDDLE EAST BANKING PIE
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      By Stanley Carvalho, Staff Reporter Abu Dhabi÷ Switzerland‘s Liechtensteinische Landesbank (LLB) is aiming to capture a share of the Middle East‘s private and investment banking through its entry into the UAE, the bank‘s chief said.

LLB yesterday opened its representative office in Abu >>>


      UAE AND SINGAPORE DISCUSS TRADE
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      WAM Abu Dhabi÷ Shaikha Lubna Al Qasimi, UAE Minister of Economy and Planning, yesterday received Lim Hng Kiang, the Singaporean Minister of Trade and Industry, and his accompanying delegation.

The meeting reviewed cooperation and ways to enhance the distinguished friendship and cooperation that has long >>>


      UAE AND US OFFICIALS MEET FOR FTA NEGOTIATIONS
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      Staff Report Dubai÷ UAE and US officials met recently to reach an agreement on the rules of origin of their respective goods and products, as part of the ongoing Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations between the two countries, according to an official press statement.

The meeting was headed by Saeed K >>>


      WEAK SERVICE SECTOR SHARES HURT DUBAI MARKET
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      By Arif Sharif, Staff Reporter Dubai÷ Dubai shares dropped more than 1 per cent yesterday, hurt by falling services shares, but Gulf General Investment Co climbed nearly 7 per cent after reporting a 400 per cent jump in first half net profit.

Abu Dhabi stocks dropped about half a per cent as losses in s >>>


      ‘YOGHURT FORTIFIED WITH DATE FIBRE IS BENEFICIAL‘
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      By Aftab Kazmi, Bureau Chief Al Ain÷ Fortifying yoghurt with just three per cent of date fibre can produce beneficial health effects in the creamy milk product which is widely consumed in the emirates.

The additive also significantly improves the quality and flavour of yoghurt, but gives a light brownis >>>


      AMERICANS MARK INDEPENDENCE DAY
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      By Daniel Bardsley, Staff Reporter Dubai÷ Hundreds of Americans gathered on Friday to celebrate their country‘s independence day and enjoy reminders of what life is like back home.

About 500 people took part in a barbecue and fireworks display organised by the American Business Council (ABC).
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      CHILD MOLESTER SENTENCED TO FIVE YEARS IN PRISON
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      By Bassam Za‘za‘, Staff Reporter Dubai÷ A watchman who sexually abused a young boy for four years and tried to buy his silence by giving him cash to buy ice cream has been jailed.

The 34–year–old Indian, identified as F. F., has been sentenced to five years in prison after which >>>


      ENFORCING MID–DAY BREAK RULE
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      By Diaa Hadid, Staff Reporter Dubai÷ Labour ministry officials are to meet tomorrow to discuss how to carry out the new decision which bans labourers from working outside from 12.30 to 4.30pm.

No inspectors to check work sites Enforcing mid–day break rule Fines to come into force soon Companies pr >>>


      FINES TO COME INTO FORCE SOON
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      By Shireena Al Nowais, Staff Reporter Abu Dhabi÷ Companies who break the ministerial decision to give their workers a four–hour break will not be fined yet.

No inspectors to check work sites Enforcing mid–day break rule Fines to come into force soon Companies prefer fines to mid–day br >>>


      GROOMING OF YOUNG LEADERS GETS UNDER WAY
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      WAM Dubai÷ The Mohammad Bin Rashid Leadership Development Programme began the third of its leadership grooming series, under which various courses are designed to identify, awaken and inculcate leadership in potential young UAE nationals.

The first course of the third series of the leadership developmen >>>


      MEDIA PROGRAMME FOR CHILDREN COMMENCES
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      Staff Report Dubai÷ The Dubai Press Club has started the Kids Press Club, the annual summer programme for youngsters, for the sixth consecutive year.

The three–week programme, that commenced yesterday and concludes on July 20, is sponsored by Dubai e–Government.

"We are keen to >>>


      MOHAMMAD ASKS GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES TO IMPROVE STANDARDS
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      WAM Abu Dhabi÷ General Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council, yesterday asked government employees to commit themselves to best professional practices.

Shaikh Mohammad told them to work ha >>>


      NATIONAL PARENTS UNHAPPY WITH PRIVATE SCHOOLS
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      By Samir Salama, Bureau Chief Abu Dhabi÷ Although they opt to send their children to private schools in large numbers, UAE national parents are critical of private schooling, a study has found.

More than 360,000 children are educated privately in 500 schools in the country, including 60,000 UAE national >>>


      NEWS IN BRIEF
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      WAM Leaders send congratulatory cablesAbu Dhabi – President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan sent congratulatory cables to a number of world leaders on the occasion of their respective countries‘ national days. Shaikh Khalifa sent cables to President George W. Bush of the United States, Presi >>>


      NO INSPECTORS TO CHECK WORK SITES
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      By Diaa Hadid, Staff Reporter Dubai÷ Labour ministry officials have said a shortage of staff particularly of inspectors, is holding up implementation of the new decision banning outdoor construction work during the hottest part of the day.

No inspectors to check work sites Enforcing mid–day break >>>


      RAK TEENAGER SERIOUSLY INJURED AS SPEEDING CAR HITS QUAD BIKE
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      By Nasouh Nazzal, Staff Reporter Ras Al Khaimah÷ A youngster riding a quad bike who was involved in a road accident fled the scene yesterday leaving his 15–year–old friend seriously injured.

The incident happened near the Clock Roundabout. The bike crossed the roundabout and was approaching >>>


      RAS AL KHAIMAH POLICE TARGET ERRANT TAXI DRIVERS
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      By Nasouh Nazzal, Staff Reporter Ras Al Khaimah÷ A police campaign against taxi drivers operating illegally including those not using their meters resulted in police issuing 215 traffic violations on Saturday.

A police officer said the large number of violations registered during a single campaign indic >>>


      RETAILERS WEAVE SECURITY SPELL AROUND POTTER BOOK
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      By Nina Muslim, Staff Reporter Dubai÷ Harry Potter will not be "apparating" or be magically appearing anywhere in the UAE prior to July 16, promise book retailers and wholesalers in the country.

Senior officials from book sellers Book Corner and Magrudy‘s said the security surrounding th >>>


      SCHOOL CLOSURE RUMOUR UNFOUNDED, SAYS OWNER
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      By Bassma Al Jandaly, Staff Reporter Ajman÷ Rumours that Ajman Private School was to close down caused panic among teachers and parents of the school‘s 1,500 pupils.

A TV report featured the teachers marching to the Ajman Educational Zone to complain about the sudden closure of the school, which w >>>


      SOME OFFICIALS AGAINST FINING ABSCONDING WORKERS
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      Staff Report Dubai÷ Asking absconding workers who want to return home to pay fines has been derided by labour ministry employees who believe the move is not legal.

About 20 absconding workers were waiting in the halls yesterday for their papers to be processed.

Staff of the Investigation Depart >>>


      UAE INTENSIFIES CAMPAIGN AGAINST SOFTWARE PIRACY
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      WAM Abu Dhabi÷ The authorities have stepped up efforts to protect intellectual property rights (IPR) by intensifying the campaign against software piracy.

The Sharjah Police in a recent raid seized three personal computers operating on pirated Windows XP, Office XP 2003 and Norton anti–virus, besi >>>


      WOMAN FOUND UNDER BRIDGE WITH THROAT SLIT
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      Staff Report Dubai÷ An Ethiopian woman was murdered and her body was thrown under the Al Maktoum Bridge, a police source said.

Police found the woman, whose throat has been slit, about two weeks ago, the source added.

Four Sudanese men staying in the Al Hamriya area were detained regarding the >>>


      ABBAS IN FIRST OFFICIAL VISIT TO MAURITANIA
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      AP Nouakchott÷ Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas was making his first official visit yesterday to the desert west African nation of Mauritania, one of only three Arab League nations with diplomatic relations with Israel.

Abbas told reporters after his arrival late on Saturday that he had discussed the Is >>>


      ABDULLAH APPOINTS EIGHT NEW MINISTERS IN RESHUFFLE
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      AP Amman÷ Jordan‘s King Abdullah II appointed eight new Cabinet ministers yesterday amid parliamentary criticism of some outgoing officials for being out of touch with addressing this US–allied kingdom‘s economic woes.

In a royal decree made available to The Associated Press, Abdullah >>>


      EGYPTIAN ENVOY KIDNAPPED IN BAGHDAD
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      Agencies Baghdad÷ Egypt‘s top envoy to Iraq has been kidnapped in Baghdad just weeks after arriving in the country, Egyptian diplomats said Sunday.

Ihab El Sharif. Two diplomats, speaking in Cairo and Baghdad on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue, said Ihab al–She >>>


      EIGHT COLONIST FAMILIES MOVE OUT
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      AP Occupied Jerusalem÷ At least eight Israeli families moved out of colonies in the West Bank and Gaza Strip in recent days, including one yesterday, in the largest number of voluntary departures so far ahead of the government‘s plan to tear down 25 colonies in August and September.

Colonist leade >>>


      EUROPE TOLD TO IGNORE ALLEGATIONS ABOUT AHMADINEJAD
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      AP Tehran÷ Iran hit back yesterday against claims that its ultraconservative president–elect was involved in taking American hostages a quarter–century ago, saying the campaign is being engineered by the US and Israel as part of a media trap.

The country‘s Foreign Ministry spokesman wa >>>


      FOUR KILLED IN IRAQ VIOLENCE
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      Agencies Baghdad÷ A car bomb in Baghdad killed two civilians and wounded four more and attacks by gunmen killed a senior member of the Kurdish Democratic Party and a governors bodyguard in Mosul on Monday.

The car containing the bomb, parked on a street was detonated by remote control in the western are >>>


      GOVERNMENT ADMITS TORTURE CASES
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      Agencies Baghdad÷ Iraq‘s government acknowledged on Sunday that some of its new security forces were resorting to the sort of torture and abuses of detainees seen under Saddam Hussain as they struggle to put down Sunni insurgents.

Members of Al Humeidi tribe during a protest against the arrest of >>>


      GOVERNMENT REJECTS PLEA FOR JOB NATIONALISATION
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      By Ali Taqi, Gulf News Report Kuwait City÷ The government of Kuwait has rejected a parliamentary proposal to speed up nationalisation in public sector jobs, saying highly qualified foreigners were still needed by the ministries.

Islamist lawmaker Faisal Al Muslim had proposed that the government raise t >>>


      INTERIOR MINISTER VOWS TO HUNT ALL MILITANTS ON LIST
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      Agencies Riyadh÷ The killing of Al Qaida‘s new frontman in Saudi Arabia on Sunday means that the network‘s local branch is now "brain dead" after successive killings of hardcore leaders, a prominent Muslim cleric said.

But while the group‘s militants still on the run do not c >>>


      ISRAELI CABINET REJECTS THREE–MONTH DELAY IN GAZA STRIP WITHDRAWAL
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      Reuters Occupied Jerusalem÷ Israel‘s cabinet rejected a proposal to delay the start of a Gaza pullout for three months on Sunday, setting the stage for a showdown between Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and his main political rival Benjamin Netanyahu.

AP Israeli Finance Minister Netanyahu (right) and >>>


      MARINES BOOST PRESENCE NEAR SYRIAN BORDER
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      AP Hit÷ An Iraqi army battalion backed by US Marines will be stationed in Hit, making it the first deployment to regularly police a city in the volatile western Anbar province, military commanders have said.

The new strategy is designed to restore order in the region and not pull back as in previous off >>>


      MILITANT LEADER SHOT DEAD IN SAUDI RAID
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      By Mariam Al Hakeem, Correspondent Riyadh÷ Saudi security forces yesterday killed a senior militant leader who ranks at the top of a new list of wanted militants issued five days ago.

Younis Al Hayyari Moroccan national Younis Mohammad Ebrahim Al Hayyari, considered Al Qaida‘s new local leader, wa >>>


      QATARI WRITER AMONG NOMINEES FOR PRIZE
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      By Barbara Bibbo‘, Correspondent Doha÷ Renowned Qatari writer and psychologist Mouza Al Malki is among the 1,000 women nominated collectively for the Nobel Peace Prize 2005.

Assistant professor at the University of Qatar, therapist and author of several books on Arab women and children‘s iss >>>


      SYRIA SAYS ARAB EXTREMIST, TWO SOLDIERS KILLED IN CLASH
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      AP Damascus÷ Syrian security forces have killed an Arab extremist who was trying to illegally cross into neighbouring Lebanon with other suspected militants, Syria‘s official news agency Sana reported on Sunday.

Two Syrian soldiers were also killed in the clash that erupted after the Arab man, ide >>>


      US ATTORNEY–GENERAL MAKES SURPRISE VISIT
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      AP Baghdad÷ US Attorney–General Alberto Gonzales made a heavily guarded surprise visit to Iraq yesterday, praising the government‘s commitment to democracy in the face of sustained deadly attacks by insurgents.

Gonzales, on his first trip to Iraq, said he chose the weekend of the US Independ >>>


      US CONCERNED OVER COLONY ACTIVITIES
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      By Said Arikat, Gulf News Report Washington÷ American Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern affairs, David Welch expressed the Bush administration‘s heightened concern regarding continued Jewish colony activities in the Palestinian territories.

As he prepared to embark on a new trip to the >>>


      WHO ARE THE MEN IN THIS PHOTO?
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      By Amir Taheri, Special to Gulf News Even before the polls had opened in Iran‘s recent presidential election, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the eventual winner, was at the centre of controversies regarding his past.

AP This November ', 1'7' photo shows one of 60 US hostages being displayed to the crow >>>


      WITHDRAWAL MOVES BEGIN AFTER CABINET VOTE DOWN DELAY
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      Agencies Occupied Jerusalem÷ Israel‘s Cabinet again voted, by a wide margin, to begin the withdrawal without delay as the first families began leaving colonies in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

AP The Israeli Cabinet voted a resounding No to delaying the withdrawal. Only a few families have moved o >>>


      ‘VAMPIRE‘ DRUGGED CHILDREN AND DRANK THEIR BLOOD
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      The Telegraph Group Limited Odessa÷ A vampire has been arrested in Ukraine after luring street children into her home for their blood. Diana Semenuha, 2', believed that drinking blood could fend off a muscle–wasting condition.

She kept the children intoxicated on drugs and alcohol and bled the >>>


      ADDICT ATE ‘15 BAGS OF CRISPS A DAY FOR THREE YEARS‘
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      The Telegraph Group Limited London÷ When Gina Gough was rushed into hospital in agony, with severe abdominal pains and jaundice, doctors initially suspected hepatitis and put her in an isolation ward.

In fact, the 22–year–old‘s condition was the result of a three–year diet that c >>>


      ALI SEEKS PATRON TO HELP SET RECORD IN HAIRSTYLING
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      By Nilima Pathak, Correspondent New Delhi÷ For some people setting records is a matter of habit. And hairdresser Ramzan Ali is sharpening his scissors to set another one.

Ensconced between Madhuban Chowk and Rajasthali Apartments in Pitampura, west Delhi, is the Delhi Development Authority Market. Amid >>>


      AMERICAN AID WORKER KILLED IN IRAQ TO BE SUBJECT OF HOLLYWOOD FILM
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      The Telegraph Group Limited Washington÷ Leading Hollywood actresses are chasing the role of Marla Ruzicka, the young American aid worker who was killed in Baghdad in April by a suicide bomber, after Para–mount secured the film rights to her life.

The proposed story is creating a buzz in the US fil >>>


      AQUINO CRITICISED FOR WARNING AGAINST UPRISING
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      By Rizal Raoul Reyes, Correspondent Manila÷ Former president Corazon Aquino was criticised for urging the Filipinos not to use extra constitutional methods to oust the President Gloria Arroyo.

Horacio Paredes, Aquino‘s former presidential spokesman, lambasted his former boss by saying that the wid >>>


      ARMY OFFICIAL CHARGED FOR LYING ABOUT HIS AGE
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      By Gilbert Felongco Manila÷ A major general in the Philippine Army was charged recently before the anti–graft court Sandiganbayan for lying about his age.

Assistant Ombudsman Evelyn Baliton said charges of falsifying documents were filed against Army Major General Ralph Lopez Flores for altering t >>>


      BATTLE AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN TOP GEAR
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      By Gilbert Felongco Manila÷ President Gloria Arroyo believes that the Philippines is gaining ground in the fight against human trafficking.

She has said that the country is determined to achieve its aim of being totally removed from the list of nations engaged in the exploitative labour trade.

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      BIDDING CITIES BANK ON CELEBRITIES
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      Reuters Singapore÷ In the bad old days it was not entirely unknown for unscrupulous cities bidding to stage the Olympics to offer bribes or favours to secure votes.

That oh–so–20th–century practice was finally stamped on. Now the up–to–date method of choice to influence Oly >>>


      BLAIR WARNED ABOUT RISKS OF CANNABIS TO MENTAL HEALTH
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      The Telegraph Group Limited London÷ Tony Blair has been warned by his strategy adviser, Lord Birt, that cannabis was responsible for more mental health emergency hospital admissions than crack cocaine seven months before the Government downgraded the drug‘s illegality.

Secret reports by Lord Birt, >>>


      BRITAIN SEEKS LOW–PROFILE PATH TO TURKEY TALKS
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      Reuters Brussels÷ Britain plans a low–profile route to starting controversial European Union accession talks with Turkey, keeping the issue below the political radar screen until the last minute, British officials say.

Prime Minister Tony Blair made clear on the first day of London‘s EU pres >>>


      CANDIDATES BOYCOTT WRITTEN TEST
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      By Akhel Mathew Thiruvananthapuram÷ About 400 candidates yesterday boycotted a written test to the Assistant Grade II, conducted by the Kerala University.

They complained that the question paper was leaked. However, except in the Raja Kesavadasa Higher Secondary School at Sasthamangalam in the city, all >>>


      CHANNEL MAY LEAD TO NEW TROUBLES
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      India must weigh the political and economic costs of Sethusamudram project Folklore links the great landmass of Tamil Nadu to Mannar, the north–western tip of Sri Lanka. Now, with Indian Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh clearing the controversial Sethusamudram project, even that tenuous link Adam‘s Bridge m >>>


      CUBA HAILS BRANSON AS ‘TRUE REVOLUTIONARY‘
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      The Telegraph Group Limited Havana÷ Sir Richard Branson, the billionaire head of the Virgin Group, has been hailed as a "true revolutionary" by the communist Cuban government.

The "tribute" was paid by Cuba‘s minister for tourism during a lunch with Branson in Havana last week, >>>


      FEUD BETWEEN CHRISTIAN SECTS TAKES TURN FOR WORSE
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      By Akhel Mathew Kochi÷ The long simmering fight between the Patriarch and Orthodox sects of Christianity has taken a turn for the worse.

The head of the Patriarch sect, Catholica Bava Baselios Thomas, has gone on a fast unto death in front of the seminary at Aluva Thrikkunnathu.

The decision to >>>


      G8 SUMMIT SURROUNDED BY A RING OF STEEL
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      AP Gleneagles, Scotland÷ An eight–kilometre ring of steel, 10,000 police on standby, watchtowers, and a no–fly zone; Gleneagles Hotel was locked down yesterday as a sophisticated G8 security operation to protect the world‘s most powerful men came into force.

Chief Constable John Vine o >>>


      GET TO THE ROOT OF THE PROBLEM
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      To actually make poverty history, Geldof and G8 must focus on livelihood projects Millions rocked to the sounds of U2 and old favourite Paul McCartney on Saturday night at ten gigs across five continents. Dozens of the well–meaning came together to make Live 8 an unqualified success, a great party. But is it enou >>>


      IGNORED BY THE MEDIA BUT NOT BY THE PEOPLE
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      By Adel Safty, Special to Gulf News On May 1, The Sunday Times revealed a secret British cabinet document indicating US President George W. Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair agreed at Crawford, Texas, in April 2002 to attack Iraq and to create certain conditions and shape public opinion to support their illega >>>


      LIVE 8 ROCKS BUT WILL IT HELP THE POOR?
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      Reuters London/Philadelphia÷ After a galaxy of stars rocked the world in the largest live concert ever held, organisers yesterday looked to a summit of rich nations to see if people power would change policy on poverty.

Over a million people listened to rock and pop musicians at venues across four conti >>>


      LUBRICANT BLENDING PLANT GUTTED
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      By Mujahid Ali, Correspondent Karachi÷ A huge fire destroyed a new lubricant blending plant at a major facility of the government–owned Pakistan State Oil, before it was extinguished by fire–fighters early yesterday.

Huge red flames and black smoke billowed from the Pakistan State Oil‘ >>>


      MAURITIUS VOTES TO DECIDE FUTURE OF NON–HINDU PM
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      Reuters Port Louis÷ Mauritians went to vote yesterday in an election that will decide whether the Indian Ocean island‘s first non–Hindu prime minister, Paul Berenger, will stay in power.

Opposition Social Alliance leader Navin Ramgoolam is running neck–and–neck with Berenger&lsqu >>>


      MILLIONS SEND TEXT MESSAGES OF SUPPORT
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      Reuters Philadelphia÷ More than 26.4 million people from around the world sent text messages on Saturday in support of the Live 8 campaign to cancel the debts of the poorest countries, setting a world record, organisers said.

"This is definitely going down as the biggest political call to action,&q >>>


      NASA WAITS FOR HIGH–SPEED COMET CRASH
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      AP Pasadena, California÷ A Nasa spacecraft with a Hollywood name released a probe early yesterday on a collision course with a speeding comet, an ambitious mission that scientists hope will offer the first peek inside one of these icy bodies.

Deep Impact released its barrel–sized "impactor&qu >>>



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