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                                                                                                                    Cardiovascular risk feared

‘Respiratory mist inhaler linked to higher deaths’
PARIS, June 14, (AFP): A mist inhaler           ease symptoms of chronic obstructive               Tiotropium belongs to a class of drugs          Respimat delivers Spiriva as a mist in      COPD trials” and data about the prod-           group.
that delivers a widely-prescribed respira-      respiratory disease (COPD), the world’s          called anticholinergics, which increase        either five or 10 microgramme doses. In        uct’s risks and benefits were well estab-          More than 55 countries have licenced
tory drug increases the risk of dying by        fourth leading cause of death.                   the risk of heart rhythm disturbance,          the review, 847 participants, in four of the   lished.                                         the Spiriva Respimat, although the device
half, according to a paper published on            The study was an overview of five tri-        especially in those with a history of car-     trials, received the 10 microgramme                           Limitations                      has yet to gain regulatory approval in the
Tuesday by the British Medical Journal          als in which patients, chosen at random,         diac problems.                                 dose; their risk of death was twice that of                                                    US.
(BMJ).                                          used Respimat, breathing in either                                                              the placebo group.                                It also pointed at what it called the lim-      A 17,000-patient study is underway in
   Researchers in Britain and the United        Spiriva or a placebo.
                                                                                                                    Risk                           Previous studies have indicated that        itations of the analysis, noting that the       several countries comparing the
States looked at five trials involving             A total of 6,522 patients were enrolled,         “What we think is going on is that the      blood-level concentrations of Spiriva, at      authors themselves said their estimates         HandiHaler and the Respimat.
Respimat, an inhaler that delivers in a         3,686 of whom used the drug and 2,836            mist inhaler is delivering a higher con-       five or 10 microgrammes, can be between        could be “imprecise owing to the fairly            Pending its outcome, “the indirect evi-
low-dosage mist a medication which can          used the lookalike. Two trials lasted 12         centration of tiotropium than it should be     35 percent and 300 percent higher when         low incidence rates.”                           dence” is that Handihaler is safer than the
be alternatively taken in powdered form.        weeks while the others were long term,           and that may be increasing the risk of         compared with the 18-microgramme dose             This argument was also put forward in        Respimat, and if patients have a strong
   The study’s findings have been con-          lasting one year.                                death,” said Sonal Singh, an assistant         from the HandiHaler, according to the          a BMJ editorial written by specialist           preference for the mist inhaler, “the pos-
tested by the German maker and an out-             The risk of death among patients using        professor of internal medicine at Johns        BMJ review.                                    Christopher Cates of St George’s                sible increased risk” should be explained
side commentator noted that, in absolute        Respimat with Spiriva was 52 percent             Hopkins University School of Medicine             Asked by AFP to respond, the German         University of London medical school.            to them, Cates said.
terms, the number of deaths was very            higher than with in placebo group,               and lead author of the study.                  pharmaceutical          firm     Boehringer       In absolute terms, “death was a rare            COPD, a term including chronic bron-
low.                                            according to the paper, basing this esti-           The study did not look at the powdered      Ingelheim said it disagreed with the           event” in the five trials, he noted.            chitis and emphysema, kills more than
   The drug, tiotropium bromide, which          mate on data from long-term use.                 form of Spiriva, which is administered in      study’s conclusions.                           Statistically, for every 1,000 patients         three million people each year, many as a
is commercialised as Spiriva, relaxes              The risk, it suggests, could be cardio-       a daily dose of 18 microgrammes through           Clinical tests, it said, showed mortality   treated for a year, 18 would die in the         result of smoking.
muscles in the airways. It is designed to       vascular.                                        a device called a HandiHaler.                  rates “were within the range of other          placebo group and 26 in the Spiriva                     See Also Pages 31 & 32

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               not, The program should run. The teacher
Confrontation annuls                                                                                                                                                                                                                           should be in the classroom. The doctor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               should be at his post.”
              Continued from Page 1                                                                                                                                                                                                               Asked about the Mortenson controver-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               sy, Yacoobi said she was not familiar with
would have led to social and national                                                                                                                                                                                                          his schools so could not comment on how
divisions. Sheikh Nasser deserves com-                                                                                                                                                                                                         well they worked.
mendation for dousing the embers of dis-                                                                                                                                                                                                          “I don’t know about his schools
cord.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          because I am not in those areas. I go only
   Once again, the prime minister has                                                                                                                                                                                                          the provinces that I can go to,” she said.
proven that he remains committed to                                                                                                                                                                                                               She’s all too aware, however, that
democracy. He does not fear testing his                                                                                                                                                                                                        money for Afghan development has been
capabilities before the Parliament, in
addition to proving that he does not take                                                                                                                                                                                                      wasted amid the flood of international
advantage of his position to dodge any                                                                                                                                                                                                         funding that has poured in since the fall
confrontation. Although the grilling was                                                                                                                                                                                                       of the Taleban.
unconstitutional because it was based on                                                                                                                                                                                                          “I am not against organizations open-
old issues, the prime minister chose to                                                                                                                                                                                                        ing. But I am against somebody who has
stand before the Parliament as a sign of                                                                                                                                                                                                       no idea and they are running a program
respect for it and for the role it is sup-                                                                                                                                                                                                     and they have a million dollars,” she
posed to play. This is his way of stopping                                                                                                                                                                                                     explained. “It is a waste of money, a
those who want to utilize their factions as                                                                                                                                                                                                    waste of energy and not a good name for
tools to reach their goals and those who                                                                                                                                                                                                       all of us.”
maneuver these factions away from their                                                                                                                                                                                                           Yacoobi says straight out that she pays
political, legislative and national paths.                                                                                                                                                                                                     low salaries. She has many former stu-
Therefore, confrontation, not hiding                                                                                                                                                                                                           dents working for international organiza-
behind excuses, was the last resort. This                                                                                                                                                                                                      tions who said they can’t afford to come
will solidify the immunity, power and                                                                                                                                                                                                          work for her. But she said her type of
                                                An image grab taken from a video uploaded on YouTube on June 14, shows Syrian army soldiers deploying along the streets of the southern town of Daraa dur-                                     organization only works if her employees
dignity of the regime, the state, and the                                                                   ing protests on June 10. (AFP)
institutions.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  are more dedicated to the cause than their
   People in democratic and non-demo-                                                                                                                                                                                                          paychecks.
cratic countries always want to see their          Meanwhile, Popular Action Bloc (PAB)          Ministry          spokesman         Ramin      against the strongman’s regime.                Yacoobi says it’s still just as hard.              “We have lots of students who are with
symbols of governance in a dignified            spokesman, Musallam Al-Barrak reiterated         Mehmanparast told a news conference.              The rebels meanwhile gained another            She said she hopes to one day have           the UN programs, the USAID program,
way, because if these symbols lose their        that a “unique” interpellation will be sub-         US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton       diplomatic boost when Germany recog-           centers in every province of Afghanistan        they are making triple my salary,”
dignity, the state will collapse. No one        mitted against Sheikh Nasser Al-Sabah in         on Tuesday accused Iran of backing             nised their National Transitional Council      “and there wouldn’t be one single indi-         Yacoobi explains. “I say go ahead, do a
wants this to happen. The wise people in        the next few days, relating to public funds      Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s             (NTC) as the “legitimate representative”       vidual uneducated or not able to read and       good job, go. I am proud of them.”
the country have realized this, so they         and state assets and supported by Audit          “vicious assaults” on pro-democracy pro-       of the Libyan people.                          write,” Yacoobi says. “But reality is real-
                                                Bureau reports and court cases. He criti-        testers after crushing its own 2009 upris-                                                    ity. Fact is fact. Education takes time. It
took steps within the framework of the
Kuwaiti political traditions. They have         cized the government for requesting a            ing.
                                                                                                                                                   On the battlefield however, the insur-
                                                                                                                                                gents came under attack on numerous            takes a lot of time.”                           Guilty plea
strengthened the democratic practice,           closed-door session and said that the PM            “Iran is supporting the Assad regime’s      fronts by Gaddafi loyalists amid a surge          On a recent day in Kabul, scores of
which is something whoever works in             should announce the information he has           vicious assaults on peaceful protesters        of fighting across the country after weeks     children at a kindergarten were learning                       Continued from Page 1
politics must know.                             that proves his good conduct with foreign        and military actions against its own           of stalemate.                                  songs, playing with blocks and reciting            Authorities said two military contrac-
   The latest grilling once again proved        relations to ease the tension among the          cities,” Clinton said, comparing its                                                          the alphabet in cheerfully painted rooms
                                                people.                                          response to Iran’s crackdown on pro-
                                                                                                                                                                 Yemen                         in a modest compound in a residential
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               tors, one from Saudi Arabia and another
the capability of the prime minister to                                                                                                                                                                                                        from India, paid him to award them bot-
steer the ship of the government to a safe         Al-Barrak questioned the governments          reform demonstrations.                            A senior Yemeni official in the Saudi       neighborhood. The center is free and
                                                                                                                                                capital says President Ali Abdullah Saleh                                                      tled water contracts.
harbor, even during the mightiest of            intentions for postponing a grilling for one        “Two years ago this week, Iranian citi-                                                    gives priority to children of women who            The Justice Department said some of
storms. He showed his courage and               year and agreeing to face another in the         zens went to the polls in the hopes of         has developed a problem with his throat        work outside the home. One young boy
                                                                                                                                                but that his overall condition is stable.                                                      the money was delivered to Shoemake in
strength to ensure transparency and coop-       meantime. He further accused the govern-         expressing their democratic rights,” she                                                      sang the English alphabet for a reporter.       cash in Kuwait and the rest was hand-
eration between the legislative and exec-       ment of interfering in the affairs of the leg-   said.                                             Saleh is being treated in Riyadh along      He said his mother works for a telecom-
                                                                                                                                                with several to government officials                                                           delivered to his wife in Moreno Valley,
utive branches. This will happen through        islative authority.                                 “When the people reached for their                                                         munications company.                            California.
the majority which leans towards the               Sheikh Nasser Al-Sabah has had eight          aspirations, the government responded          wounded in a rocket attack on the                 The director of the program said                Each count is punishable by 15 years
right national path to confront the instiga-    grilling requests filed against him since he     with brutal repression. Two years later,       mosque where they were praying in the          there’s a waiting list and the enrollment       in prison, plus a fine of at least $250,000.
tors of crisis. Sheikh Nasser has also reit-    was appointed to the post in 2006. Two           that repression continues.”                    presidential compound on June 3.               could be much larger, but they needed to        Sentencing has not been set.
erated that the last resort lies with the two   requests were debated in closed-door ses-           France’s UN envoy appealed to skepti-          In a telephone conversation with The        keep it manageable with no overreaching.           Prosecutors said 16 other people plead-
pillars of the state which will shape the       sions and resulted in the filing of non-         cal Brazil on Monday to support a              Associated Press on Tuesday, the official      Yacoobi asked that none of her staff be         ed guilty or were found guilty at trial for
future of the country.                          cooperation motions. The PM survived the         European draft resolution that would con-      said he could not identify the nature of       identified by name for security reasons.        roles in the scheme.
                                                motions, one of which was in January of          demn Syria for its bloody crackdown on         the throat problem, and would not be              Yacoobi’s funding comes from a col-             A call to Shoemake’s attorney, Gina
                                                this year.                                       anti-government demonstrators.                 named because of the sensitive nature of       lection of international donors. She said       Tennen, wasn’t returned Monday after-
MPs file motion                                    Earlier during Tuesday’s session, the
                                                Environmental and Nuclear Energy
                                                                                                    Brazil, like India and South Africa, has
                                                                                                 expressed reservations about the draft
                                                                                                                                                the information. The prime minister was
                                                                                                                                                badly burned. His condition is “tragic,”
                                                                                                                                                                                               she’s tried to stay away from US govern-
                                                                                                                                                                                               ment funding because she is worried
                                                Committee was assigned to investigate            resolution prepared by Britain, France,        the official said. The Shura Council           about not being able to be free to run her
              Continued from Page 1
Kuwait. They, according to parliamentary
                                                water pollution in the country during the
                                                summer and to complete its study before
                                                                                                 Germany and Portugal. Russia and China
                                                                                                 have suggested they might veto the text.
                                                                                                                                                speaker is critical, lost his left eye and
                                                                                                                                                will be treat further in London. One
                                                                                                                                                                                               programs the way she sees fit.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  “I didn’t get any US money and I never
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Sunscreen change
sources, gave their evidence in pictures and    the next legislative round.                         The head of the Arab League voiced          deputy prime minister lost his left leg.       wanted to either. It’s not that it wasn’t
documents that prove Iranian (Shiite) infil-       Minister of Electricity and Water, Salem      “worry” on Monday about almost three           The other deputy was stable.                   available for me. It was,” Yacoobi says.                       Continued from Page 1
tration of Kuwait and Bahrain.                  Al-Uthayna, said during the session that         months of clashes in Syria but signalled          A bomb killed a military officer loyal      She said she just wanted to make sure she       skin cancer and early aging.
    MP Yousef Al-Zalzalah, however, said        recent analyses by the showed by the             division in the 22-member body over            to Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh,        was in control. “I do my own program.”             “We’re establishing a standard for the
that that Sheikh Nasser Al-Sabah was            Ministry of Health and Kuwait Institute for      how to proceed.                                an official said on Tuesday, as Yemen’s           She grew up in the northwestern city of      United States,” Drp Janet Woodcock,
“very convincing” in his defense and            Scientific Research (KISR) have proved                                                          rich Gulf neighbours sought to avert civil     Herat when Afghanistan was a relatively         director of the Center for Drug
added that the grilling request was uncon-      that the drinking water in Kuwait is safe
                                                                                                                   Libya                                                                       peaceful monarchy. Most importantly,
                                                                                                                                                war on their doorstep over the wounded                                                         Evaluation at the Food and Drug
stitutional but the prime minister agreed to    and clean. Furthermore, the Ministry of             Rebels fighting Libyan leader               leader’s fate.                                 she grew up in a family that, well ahead        Administration, said in a news briefing.
it to protect national unity and as a sign of   Health is using the help of a World Health       Muammar Gaddafi advanced westward                 Yemen’s neighbours have tried repeat-       of its time, valued education for women.           The new rules ensure that all sun-
respect to the National Assembly. The           Organization (WHO) expert with the               on Tuesday aiming to retake the oil town       edly and in vain to broker an exit for         Her father told her she could continue          screens that claim to be “broad spectrum”
prime minister reportedly said that he          analysis of the drinking water, he said.         of Brega in a push to extend their control     Saleh - forced to seek treatment in Saudi      studying as long as she wanted and              pass a standardized test for both UVA and
should not be questioned on the work of a          Moreover, the Interior and Defense            over the east of the North African country.    Arabia for wounds suffered in an attack        wouldn’t have to get married until she          UVB protection. And the proportion of
former government. Furthermore, MP              Committee was tasked with discussing                Blasts rumbled around the desert as the     on his palace earlier this month - follow-     was ready.                                      protection from UVA and UVB rays must
Hussein Al-Huraiti and a number of other        with the Interior Minister, Sheikh Ahmed         offensive, launched on Sunday, gathered        ing months of protests against him.               “It’s not that I didn’t have a choice to     increase in proportion to increases in SPF
Shiite MP said that the interrogators           Al-Humoud Al-Sabah, the case pertaining          momentum after weeks of deadlock                  The failure of the most recent bid in       marry,” Yacoobi said. “Since I was 12           levels.
defenses were not convincing. They              to a Syrian businessman, Bashar Kaywan,          between rebels and Gaddafi forces on the       May ushered in two weeks of fighting           years old, people came and asked for my            Sunscreens that meet the new test for
assured that the prime minister will survive    who had allegedly threatened a journalist        eastern front. The fighting has killed at      that left parts of the capital in ruins and    hand from my father. I had a father who         broad spectrum protection and also are
the non-cooperation motion against him.         of Al-Balad news, Yousef Al-Nassar, after        least 13 and wounded dozens, rebels and        fanned Western and regional fears of           was visionary.”                                 SPF 15 or above can for the first time
    Kuwaiti Minister of State for Cabinet       the later accused the former of using the        doctors said.                                  Yemen collapsing into chaos and giving            Given the choice, she put off marrying       include the statement: “Used as directed
Affairs Ali Al-Rashed said Sheikh Nasser        website for Syrian intelligence. Al-Nassar          “There is fighting happening there right    al-Qaeda a stronghold alongside oil ship-      and continued with school. She graduated        can reduce the risk of early skin aging
answered each point of the interpellation       had filed a case claiming that the Al-Balad      now. We have advanced to 20 kms (east          ping routes.                                   from high school in Herat and then was          and skin cancer when used with other sun
“very clearly and frankly.” “Most of the        news website is partly owned by the Syrian       of) Brega. They (rebels) are advancing            The Gulf Cooperation Council, a bloc        planning to go to university in Kabul           protection measures.”
MPs appreciated the clear-cut answers of        businessman who is affiliated with the           now. Very soon they will be in Brega,”                                                        when another opportunity presented
                                                                                                                                                of monarchies neighbouring Yemen, has
HH the Prime Minister because he didn’t         Syrian regime.                                   said fighter Osman al-Maghrabi, 35, who                                                       itself. An American Peace Corps volun-
let any word of the interpellation go with-                                                      used to serve in Gaddafi’s army.               seen Saleh back out of deals it struck to
                                                                                                                                                ease him from office on three prior occa-      teer who had gotten to know the family          Newswatch
out an unequivocal answer,” the minister                                                            “I think we will be having Friday                                                          volunteered to give the teenage Yacoobi a
                                                                                                                                                sions. Its members will meet on Tuesday,
told reporters after the closed-door parlia-
mentary session for the grilling.
                                                Syrian tanks,                                    prayers in Brega this week,” he added.
                                                                                                 Another rebel said their forces had retreat-   almost certainly to discuss Yemen’s tur-       home with her family if she was accepted
                                                                                                                                                                                               by a university in the United States.
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                                                                                                 ed a few kilometres since Monday but           moil, said analysts.                                                                           DETROIT: Is it any surprise that most men
    In response to a question by an MP on                                                                                                          “Yemen has to be the number one issue          So she got a partial scholarship to the
the number of his visits to Iran, HH Sheikh                    Continued from Page 1             were now pushing west again.                                                                  University of Michigan and moved in             find it easier to love their cars more than
                                                                                                    A convoy of Russian-designed                because of what’s ongoing there: the                                                           themselves?
Nasser challenged the grillers to prove that       The latest deaths came after fresh                                                           power vacuum, who will take over Saleh,        with the family of the Peace Corps vol-
the number he stated is wrong; no MP was                                                         armoured personnel carriers fitted with                                                       unteer. She took intensive English cours-          Almost 70 percent of American men said
                                                protests erupted in the eastern town of                                                         what that process is going to look like,”                                                      they find it easier to care for their cars than
able to respond, the minister revealed.         Deir Ezzor, a rights activist said, and          anti-aircraft guns rolled past Ajdabiyah’s                                                    es and eventually transferred to the
                                                                                                 western gate towards Brega, 75 kms west        said Dubai-based security analyst                                                              their personal health, according to a survey
    Commenting on the controversy over          troops pursued a scorched earth cam-                                                                                                           University of the Pacific, graduating with      released on Monday.
the flag shown at the session, Al-Rashed                                                         of Ajdabiyah. Rebels seated on top             Theodore Karasik.
                                                paign in northern mountains, sending                                                               In Burayqa, near the southern port of       a degree in biological sciences.                   And 40 percent said they would be more
said one of the MPs swore to God that he        thousands fleeing into Turkey.                   cheered, waved opposition flags and fired                                                        And she never married. She says she          likely to address issues with their car than
would tender his resignation if it turned to                                                     in the air.                                    Aden, a bomb ripped through the car of         was too busy trying first to get her educa-
                                                   The numbers of Syrians camped in                                                             Colonel Muti’a al-Sayani, a close relative                                                     their health. (RTRS)
be the flag of Bahrain.                         Turkey after fleeing their government’s             Dozens of pick-ups mounted with                                                            tion, and then trying to get back to                          ❑        ❑        ❑
    “The flag turned to be the flag of                                                           machineguns also sped along the coastal        of a provincial governor who is among          Afghanistan to help people there. At first
                                                brutal crackdown on pro-democracy                                                                                                                                                              WASHINGTON: For years, scientists have
Bahrain before the country became a king-       demonstrations rose to 8,538 Tuesday, a          highway snaking westwards towards              Saleh’s supporters on Monday.                  she thought she would come back as a            been predicting the Sun would move into
dom. Thereby, we’re waiting for the MP in       Turkish official said.                           Brega, the deep blue of the Mediterranean                                                     doctor; it was an obvious choice after          solar maximum, a period of intense flares
question to honor his word,” Al-Rashed
said, but did not mention name of the law-
                                                   Some 2,000 people crossed the border
                                                late Monday, according to the same
                                                                                                 sparkling in the sun to the north.
                                                                                                    Rebels had mounted similar advances
                                                                                                                                                Afghan woman                                   seeing how many women died in child-
                                                                                                                                                                                               birth in her neighborhood growing up.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               and sunspot activity, by 2012 but lately a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               curious calm has suggested quite the oppo-
maker.                                          source, who requested anonymity.                 many times in the past and failed.                                                            Her own mother had 16 pregnancies and           site.
    Asked why the government insisted that         Most of the recently displaced came           Battered pick-up trucks with machine-                        Continued from Page 1            only five living children.                         According to three studies released in the
the parliamentary session be private, the       from Jisr al-Shugur, a flashpoint city in        guns had long been their main workhorse        and at least one of her graduates works in        But she got a job doing surveys of           United States on Tuesday, experts believe
minister said HH the Prime Minister was         the anti-regime uprising roughly 40 kms          in the desert but this time the level of       the president’s office.                        Afghan refugees in Pakistani camps and          the familiar sunspot cycle may be shutting
keen that the debate should not infringe on     (25 miles) from the Turkish border.              deployment appeared to be more serious.           Yacoobi represents a refreshing prag-       was desperate to do something to help the       down and heading toward a pattern of inac-
the friendly ties between Kuwait and other         Deserting Syrian soldiers did what               Taking Brega is important for the rebel     matism and drive in a region where             many orphans she ran across there.              tivity unseen since the 17th century. (AFP)
members of the Gulf Cooperation Council         they could to help people flee a vicious         forces. Beside some small settlements          efforts to build rural schools and increase       “I thought education, because if you                       ❑        ❑        ❑
(GCC).                                          crackdown on the flashpoint city of Jisr         and Ras Lanuf oil terminal, the road           access to education have been clouded by       really educate the women they can have a        STOCKHOLM: The world’s first mother-
    Concerning HH the Prime Minister’s          al-Shughur, a defecting colonel says.            beyond is mostly open desert to Sirte,         accusations of mismanagement and fraud         sustainable life. They can have a capacity      daughter uterus transplant could take place
visit to Saudi Arabia, he said HH Sheikh           “We had only light weapons and land-          Gaddafi’s hometown.                            against the man best-known for such            to be somebody. Always I felt, who am I         next year in Sweden, the head of an inter-
Nasser was warmly received by “the Saudi        mines,” Colonel Hussein Harmush told                Charred hulks of Gaddafi tanks              efforts — Greg Mortenson, the author of        that I have a life like this and they have a    national research team in the western
brothers” but it was not a formal reception     AFP, describing how he and several other         destroyed in Western air strikes were          “Three Cups of Tea.”                           life like this? From there I started open-      Swedish city of Gothenburg said Tuesday.
because the visit was not formal.               deserters “set traps for the Syrian army to      scattered along the road. NATO forces             Mortenson’s accusers charge that he         ing schools.”                                      “We have reached a stage where we have
    “He was there to offer condolences; this    slow it down and allow civilians to flee.”       have bombed Gaddafi loyalist positions         lied about how he became involved in              But at the beginning she had no money        started to plan for a human transplant and
is normal according to diplomatic proto-           Harmush, who fled to the Turkish vil-         here in past weeks and have used attack        building schools in Pakistan and               and no funders. So she mortgaged her            we are investigating 10 pairs, most of those
col,” the minister added.                       lage of Guvecci near the border, added:          helicopters, deployed to enable more           Afghanistan, that he used money donated        house in Detroit and combined it with           are mother and daughters,” Mats
    Al-Rashed refuted speculations that                                                          accurate targeting.                            to his charity for personal reasons and        some savings to get started. “I had about       Braenstroem told AFP, adding the first of
                                                “At Jisr al-Shughur, the Syrian army was                                                                                                                                                       such transplants could take place “hopeful-
such interpellations could harm the nation-     advancing with infantry units in front and          Libyan troops fired Grad rockets from       that he has not built nearly the number of     $20,000 to $50,000 and I started the pro-       ly at the beginning of next year.” (AFP)
al unity of Kuwait, saying that the govern-     tanks behind. I tried to protect the civil-      positions controlled by Muammar                schools he claimed and has left others         gram,” she explained. “Since then, I have
ment adopts a zero-tolerance policy in han-                                                      Gaddafi over the border into Tunisia on        abandoned without support or teachers.         just gotten my own funding.                                   ❑        ❑        ❑
dling any bid of such nature.                      Iran accused Israel’s allies on Tuesday       Tuesday, witnesses said, in an assault            The allegations have prompted discus-          She was able to pay back the mortgage        NEW YORK: A New York children’s
    “Though the government believes that        of interfering in Syria after Western coun-      likely to raise already high tensions          sions throughout the aid community             and still owns the house in Detroit,            author who used a curse word in exaspera-
the interpellation was unconstitutional, HH                                                      between the two countries.                     about how to make sure money is well           though she spends little time there.            tion during a plane delay at a US airport was
                                                tries said Tehran may be helping crush                                                                                                                                                         ejected from the aircraft for disruptive
the Prime Minister preferred to address the     dissent there.                                      The explosions caused no damage or          spent and that projects don’t languish.        Mostly she’s flying between meetings            behavior.
MPs from the pulpit out of keenness to             “Some regimes, especially America             injuries.                                         Yacoobi has navigated the minefields        with donors and overseeing her programs            Robert Sayegh, 37, said Atlantic
remove any misunderstanding or misinfor-        and the Zionist regime, with particular             Rebels said they suffered heavy losses      of aid, corruption and bureaucracy             back in Kabul.                                  Southeast Airlines overreacted to his salty
mation regarding serious issues such as the     aims, are provoking terrorist groups in          in eastern Libya after being “tricked” by      through the years without losing her way.         “When I say I am opening this pro-           language when it summoned police aboard
national unity and the relationship with the    Syria and in the region to carry out ter-        Muammar Gaddafi’s forces, as the US            Twenty years after she opened her first        gram, I really mean that the program is         to escort him off the Sunday evening flight
GCC states,” he concluded.                      rorist and sabotage operations,” Foreign         pressed Africa to take tougher action          school in a Pakistani refugee camp,            open. You come any time. If I am there or       at Detroit Metro Airport. (RTRS)

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