Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Palstinenser: entmachtetEx Fatah intelligence chief

In a dramatic step, the Fatah organization, the influential politician Mohammed Dahlan has thrown out its guiding compass. He was considered one of the leading Palestinian representatives and darling of the West. Now he has fallen out of favor. Ramallah - The Fatah movement of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has expelled its former leader in the Gaza Strip, Mohammed Dahlan, the level of management.

The Ivorian ambassador to the UN fears 'genocide'

The Young Patriots met Gbagbo in Abidjan on 29 December. SIA KAMBOUYoussouf Bamba, Ambassador of Côte d'Ivoire to the UN designated by Alassane Ouattara, Gbagbo recognized by the international community, Wednesday, Dec. 29 asked the organization to act to prevent a "genocide" in his country . 'We are on the verge of genocide, we must do something, "he warned.

He added that Alassane Ouattara was "very worried" attacks against his supporters. People have been killed only "because they wanted to show, to be heard, to defend the will of the people," he told reporters, explaining that in some areas houses were marked according to tribal affiliation their owners.

Visa: Algerian traders must undertake not to apply for residence permits

The interior minister must meet in February consuls to ask them more vigilant in issuing visas for short stay. DRSelon information provided Wednesday, December 29 by the Department of Immigration, the Algerian traders must now obtain a visa for, undertake not to apply for a residence permit in France or to receive social benefits or medical.

" The requirement for an affidavit is an initiative of the Consul General of France in Algiers to simplify the application procedure for short-stay visas for the particular case of Algerian traders ", said the ministry. "With this statement, the retailer attests that he did not intend to request a residence permit, or receive social benefits or medical in France," added the services of the ministry, without specifying why the merchants were the first concerned by this measure.

According to Wikileaks, Omar Bongo had misappropriated funds for French parties

Omar Bongo, in 2006, with Jacques Chirac. / PATRICK KOVARIKSelon U.S. diplomatic notes released by Wikileaks Wednesday, December 29, visible on the website of Spanish newspaper El Pais, nearly 30 million allegedly embezzled from the Bank of Central African States (BEAC) to his advantage by The late President Omar Bongo of Gabon.

A portion of these funds have also benefited the French political parties. This information was given four days after the death of Mr. Bongo, in June 2009 an officer of the BEAC to a diplomat of the American Embassy in Cameroon, the newspaper said. The same source, "the leaders of Gabon used the embezzled funds for personal enrichment, and following the instructions of Bongo, handed some money to French political parties." The money would have benefited "from both sides, but especially on the right, in particular to Chirac but Sarkozy." Malpractice even broader "Depending on the cable from July 2009, the Governor of the BEAC, the Gabonese Andzembe Philip, had secretly placed 500 million euros in a high-risk investment of the French bank Societe Generale.

Release of undocumented Haitians detained at Orly

A few weeks before the first anniversary of the earthquake that killed more than 250 000 deaths in Cuba, Haiti is beset by a cholera epidemic and a severe political instability. / PAUL JEFFREYC'est "great relief" for fifteen Haitians arrived Thursday in France without a visa and placed in a waiting area at the airport of Orly.

The Court of Appeal of Paris ordered, Wednesday, December 29, their release. A total of thirty-two Haitians who arrived the same day in Port-au-Prince, armed with simple transit visas, were all released by the courts. The appellate court upheld the released highlighting guarantees representation of all those people who have family in France.

New rocket "Dongfeng 21 D ': China's ship Killer alerted U.S. Militrs

 China upgrades causing a stir among American forces. Beijing has in accordance with U.S. data now its ballistic missile of the type "East Wind" made great progress - they should be able to sink aircraft carriers and is expected the balance of power in the Pacific region to move decisively. Washington - When it comes to the military buildup of China, the U.S.

government comes to their reports, almost invisible behind. Only in the summer, Washington had warned in a Pentagon report earlier, Beijing is modernizing its army partly in secret. Now a senior U.S. military strikes again Alarm: China had succeeded, a rocket that is directed against ships, improve, citing the "Financial Times" Admiral Robert Willard.

Denmark avoids the daily massacre of Muhammad's vignettes

Police in Denmark and Sweden have today arrested five suspected of plotting an attack against the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten, which in 2005 published a dozen cartoons of Muhammad that set fire to Islamic extremism worldwide. The detainees now aspired to "kill as many people as possible", according to police, the building housing the newspaper in Copenhagen which is shared with two other newspapers.

Conflict with North Korea: Sdkorea frchtet new nuclear test

The aim must be to that North Korea over the next year to give up its nuclear program is ready declare, "Lee said. This progress should, through diplomatic channels in the currently frozen talks in the so-called six-round there, Lee said on Wednesday, according to a statement his office. The diplomats should dissuade North Korea from its nuclear ambitions.

The talks in the six-round, in which not only North and South Korea, China, Russia, Japan and the United States are involved, for two years on ice. Washington and Seoul are now before a resumption of the fact that Pyongyang has already pledged to implement steps to disarmament. Whether Lee's remarks were intended as an offer to resume talks, remained unclear.

Cuba commuted to a cow, exile and death row

Humberto Eladio Real Suarez, who was arrested in 1994 by infiltrating the island at the head of an armed and killing a person, must comply with a penalty of 30 years imprisonment was confirmed the interest of the Government of Raúl Castro to reduce tensions in the sensitive human rights, including the situation of political prisoners or the application of the death penalty.

On Tuesday, Cuba's Supreme Court commuted the Cuban exile Humberto Eladio Real Suarez, who was arrested in 1994 and sentenced to infiltrate the island in front of an armed and killing a person. You must now serve a penalty of 30 years in prison. This is the third such decision taken by the Cuban justice system in recent weeks and she cleans the death row, and there is no condemned prisoner on the island to the maximum penalty.

Santos confirmed the death of knife, one of the most wanted criminals in Colombia

The president of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, today confirmed the death of drug lord Pedro Guerrero, alias knife in an operation south of the country last December 25. Santos has defined a knife, who headed the criminal gang calling itself Anti-Subversive Popular Revolutionary Army of Colombia as "a murderer of murderers, not surprisingly, was one of the men most wanted by security forces and some 3,000 murders attributed .

In London, comes the e-democracy

 A measure providing for the creation of an Internet site where British citizens can upload the bills they consider most interesting. Those who reach one hundred thousand preferences will be discussed by Parliament on British Prime Minister David Cameron is the "Democracy 2.0" the last frontier of Westminster.

It may perhaps seem surprising that the British Conservatives, in the days when the House of Commons is preparing to discuss the restoration of an ancient tradition of aristocratic country as fox hunting, then make a display of progress on the web. But this is also part of the communication strategy developed at Downing Street to actively involve civil society in the affairs of state - one of several ways to bring out the Big Society outlined by Cameron guru Steve Hilton.

EU crisis: Europe will work without love

If a playwright meets with politicians, it is almost inevitable that mentioned the politician, what would be written for a play. Today, a politician always says: "I want a play about the financial crisis." Several years ago, but a politician once told me that he wanted a piece of European integration.

And then he beamed at me as he would have supplied the idea for a European blockbuster. Of course I did not write this piece. Not only because I am from European integration even less understood than that of politicians from the theater. And there are no other pieces on European integration, at least not remarkable.

Cabinet reshuffle in the wake of riots in Tunisia

The incident provoked a wave of protests in the region of Sidi Bouzid. / Le Tunisian President Zine El-Ali AbidineBen conducted Wednesday, December 29 at a partial reshuffle in the wake of violent protests by unemployed youth in cities across the country, announced his Prime Minister Mohamed Ghannouchi.

Samir Labib, who was Minister of Youth and Sports supports communications. He sold his department Abdelhamid Salama. As part of this redesign, Kamel Omran was appointed minister of religious affairs, replacing Boubaker El-Akhzouri. Slimane Ourak was appointed minister of commerce and crafts to replace Ridha Ben Mosbah Abdelwaheb Jmal and was appointed Secretary of State at the Foreign Minister for European Affairs.

Clula dismantled an extremist who planned an attack against the newspaper which published the vignettes dans Muhammad

 Five people have been arrested in Denmark and Sweden in the last hours accused of planning an attack against the newspaper in 2005 published cartoons of Mohammed that unleashed a wave of protests against the West in the Islamic world. Sources of the safety of these two Scandinavian countries have reported that four of the suspects, three of whom live in Sweden, were arrested in Denmark and Sweden fifth.

Gbagbo's supporters organize the response on the web

Internet refuge for supporters of Laurent Gbagbo? While the Ivorian president clings to power despite leaving his defeat at the polls found, the Web provides its fans a privileged space to try to influence public opinion. As noted Rue89 is through the microblogging site Twitter Ggbagbo Laurent responded, first, the announcement of the victory of his opponent.

Barely known it on 1 December, the outgoing head of state replied by announcing the extension of the curfew on its behalf. Screenshot of tweets posted to the official account of Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo to leaving the announcement of his defeat, 01/12. ÉcranDepuis capture, web serves as a communication tool to pro-Gbagbo.

The European Union recognizes only the ambassadors pro-Ouattara

The countries of the European Union agreed last week not to recognize that "the ambassadors appointed by the president Alassane Ouattara" in Côte d'Ivoire, revealed Wednesday, December 29 the spokesman of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bernard Valero . Last week, a Joint Declaration of Twenty-Seven in Brussels had simply stated, without further explanation that "the EU had decided to take action in support of the democratically elected authorities."

Danish newspaper: Police foiled attack on Jyllands-Posten

The Danish police have obviously a terror attack against the newspaper Jyllands-Posten thwarted. As the police intelligence service PET on Wednesday announced that four people were preparing for an "imminent armed attack" was arrested at the Copenhagen editors of the publication. dpa police car in front of the building in the Danish Jyllands-Posten.

Four men from the radical Islamic scene planned, according to the Secret Service in a bloody attack on the staff of the newspaper book tip ad war and violence in the 20 Century: terrorism and history of three of the four suspects were living in Sweden and had arrived in the early hours of Wednesday after Denmark.

CAN 2010: 24 years in prison for the attack on the Togo team

Emmanuel Adebayor of Togo captain, shocked after the attack on the bus selection Jan. 8, in the enclave of Cabinda. APLA Angolan Justice condemned Wednesday, December 29, twenty-four years in prison a man accused of involvement in deadly attack against the football team of Togo, in the separatist enclave of Cabinda, before the Cup African Nations 2010.

"Joao Antonio Puati was sentenced while Daniel Simba was acquitted for lack of evidence," said their lawyer. The two men accused of "armed rebellion", had pleaded not guilty at their trial Dec. 16. They were arrested on January 8, hours after the shooting against the bus of the Togolese football team who had killed two people.

Russia: being thrown out by an unsuccessful rocket launch

The failed rocket launch on 5 December, lost three satellites Glonass-M type. An investigation revealed that the false start was caused by a calculation error. This was pumped too much fuel in the upper part of the rocket. The Russian Glonass satellite navigation system to the U.S. GPS system to compete.

The government candidate wins the presidential Comoros

The government candidate Ikililou Dhoinine won Sunday's presidential election in the Comoros, officially announced Wednesday, December 29, Moroni National Electoral Commission (INEC). Mr. Dhoinine, current vice-president and heir apparent of the country's outgoing President Ahmed Abdallah Mohamed Sambi, has collected 61% of the votes cast.

His main rival, opposition candidate Mohamed Said Fazul, collected 33% of the votes before a third candidate, Abdou Djabir, credited with 6%. The rate of voter turnout amounted to 52.8%, according to the INEC. These results must be confirmed within two weeks by the Constitutional Court.

One year of captivity for journalists held in Afghanistan

Kidnapped in Afghanistan a year ago, journalists from France 3 and Stéphane Hervé Ghesquière Taponier among the French detainees as long abroad in recent decades. This is the longest detention of French journalists from Jean-Paul Kauffmann, Marcel Carton, Marcel Fontaine and Michel Seurat, kidnapped in Lebanon in 1985 and prisoners for almost three years.

On Tuesday, a video of two men has been released to their relatives. But the parents of two journalists, "annoyed" by the attitude of French authorities have strongly criticized the method used since the beginning of the case by the government. The two journalists and their three companions were abducted Dec.

Iraq: suicide bombers kill police chief in Mosul

In the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, two suicide bombers have blown up in a police building in the air and killed the commander and three other policemen in the death. A third suicide bomber was shot by the police before he could enter the building, said a police spokesman. It had been a targeted attack on the commander.

Shamil Ahmed had been known to pursue Al-Qaeda members in Mosul. WON / Karte_irak have suicide bombers, the police commander in Mosul and other police officers killed the bomber had detonated their bombs in the office of the police lieutenant said. An officer was injured. Other victims do not give it seems, was reported from hospital circles.

Lula could refuse the extradition of Cesare Battisti to Italy

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva could refuse to extradite former Italian left-wing activist Cesare Battisti, jailed in Brazil since 2007. The website of the Brazilian newspaper Globo ensures that Lula has decided not to agree with the opinion of the Supreme Court of Brazil, which had authorized his extradition to Italy in November 2009.

In its ruling, the Court stated that the final decision was up to the Brazilian President. The Brazilian head of state has often hinted that he was opposed to the extradition of Battisti, without expressly deciding. Lula has until Dec. 31, when he hands over to Dilma Rousseff, to formalize its decision.

The eastern Australian waters under

Floods affecting eastern Australia since Tuesday forced the evacuation of thousands of people. The state of disaster was declared in 38 regions. The Prime Minister Julia Gillard spoke about flooding "unprecedented" and said the situation could worsen. Torrential rains have battered the state of Queensland and follow the passage last week of Cylone ..

Hungary: state radio throws journalists from radio show

Because of his criticism of the controversial new media law in Hungary, a state radio station has thrown a journalist from the program. As the journalist Sandor Jazsberenyi the weekly "168 ora" said he wanted to stop in the morning show of the state's "Kossuth Radio" a moment of silence to protest against the new law.

After a brief skirmish with the moderator, he had to leave the studio . 'I thought it was my duty as a Democrat, every possible forum to defend the freedom of the press to use, "said Jazsberenyi, who was invited to another topic in the program. Earlier, the leader Attila Mong and an editor had been suspended after they had held in the same radio program to protest against the media law is a moment of silence.

Humberto Suárez: Cuba's recent death candidate may live

Humberto Eladio Real Suarez is the last Cuban who was sentenced to death. But he is not executed after a court decision. The life of Cuba's recent death candidate, Humberto Eladio Real Cuban Americans Suárez, is spared. The Supreme Court of the communist state was transformed according to a dissident group, the death penalty against Real Suárez in a 30-year prison sentence.

The man, a member of an exile organization of Cubans in Florida, was sentenced 16 years for murdering a man in Cuba. Book tip display Maxi Poster: Cuba - Havana Real Suárez (40) was arrested in 1994 when he and six other armed members of the Party of National Democratic Unity (PUND) entered the country illegally in Cuba, where he had killed a man, for whose car to steal.

Paris has received a "proof of life" from the French hostage in Somalia

The French authorities received December 6 "proof of life" of the French Denis Allex, intelligence officer held hostage in Somalia since July 14, 2009, revealed Tuesday, December 28 The Directorate General of External Security (DGSE) . "No details were given by the kidnappers on his health or his or her whereabouts or conditions of detention", said the service, confirming a report posted on the website Secrets of the journalist of the weekly Marianne Jean Dominic Merchet.

For Pierre Moscovici, France did not have to "be first in line" in Côte d'Ivoire

For the Socialist MP Pierre Moscovici, France should not be "front line" in the crisis in Côte d'Ivoire, because it is "the Africans themselves to resolve this matter." "We are no longer in French Africa," shouted Mr. Moscovici, RTL on Tuesday, December 28, to support his argument. "We have interests in Côte d'Ivoire, soldiers, citizens, we have not necessarily put pressure primarily" to solve the crisis, he said.

In Nigeria, the balance of intercommunal violence gets heavier

Based on figures obtained from physicians, the National Emergency Management emergency reported at least 86 dead in violence that took place before Christmas in the center of the country. REUTERS / AFOLABI SOTUNDE The stock of communal violence in Nigeria Christmas has more than doubled Tuesday, December 28, weighed down with 86 deaths, according to the latest figures from the National Agency for Emergency Management.

Pedigree: Obama and the dumbest U.S. conspiracy theory

Obama is born in the U.S.? Long his birth certificate is presented, but skeptics do not give the abstruse theory, he was from Africa. Neil Abercrombie is a fresh, elected governor of just 1.3 million Hawaiians. But the bearded democrat wants a total of 83 million Americans take to the chest. These are the 27 percent who believe do not like that its president was born in Honolulu.

Barack Obama would rather come to Africa to the world. That is why he was not a "natural born" U.S. citizens - elected or illegally into the White House. Photo: Reuters / REUTERS In the view of some U.S. citizens Barack Obama, here with his mother in the 60s, none of them at The Birth 4 August 1961 Abercrombie was not in the delivery room.

A Russian military plane crashes with twelve pilots on board

 A Russian military cargo plane crashed in the night from Tuesday 28 to Wednesday, December 29, in the Tula region south of Moscow, due to a snowstorm, according to Russian authorities. Twelve people were killed, according to an official report. The aircraft, an Antonov-22, was on a training exercise.

He departed with 12 pilots on board the Russian Air Force. "Less than an hour after takeoff, the inhabitants of the Tula region saw the plane and then heard an explosion. About three o'clock in the morning, the plane was found. All the occupants were killed," Ministry said the Russian public.

Russia denounces pressure "unacceptable" after the conviction of Khodorkovsky

Moscow responded Tuesday, December 28, to Western criticism after the second conviction of Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the former oil tycoon convicted of theft of millions of tons of oil and laundering $ 23.5 billion. For the Russian Foreign Ministry, "attempts to put pressure on the Russian courts are unacceptable." He attacks including "statements that were made in Washington and some EU capitals.

Russia will investigate the failures of its airports

Chaos, flight delays and numerous problems that have occurred in the two major Russian airports, Sheremetyevo and Domodedevo, due to freezing rain will be investigated by the prosecutor of Moscow. "A check has been launched in international airports Domodedovo and Sheremetyevo to establish the reasons for the massive flight delays," said the prosecutor.

Investigators have visited these two airports to "examine the situation there" to "defend the rights of passengers," said a prosecutor's prosecutor of Moscow, Yevgeny Pospelov, quoted by the Russian agency Interfax. FIGHT FOR MOUNTING IN AN AIRPLANE started the investigation after strong protests from passengers, some were trapped nearly two days in airports, in addition to delays and flight cancellations, electricity, water, and even ventilation, were sometimes broken.

Côte d'Ivoire: a pro-Gbagbo canceled

A gathering of supporters of Laurent Gbagbo in Abidjan scheduled for Wednesday, was postponed indefinitely, announced Tuesday, December 23 their leader, Charles Ble Goude. "There is postponed to give diplomacy a chance to start," said Mr Ble Goude, referring to the visit of three West African envoys came to ask Mr.

Gbagbo to hand over power to his rival Alassane Ouattara. Charles Ble Goude, also Minister of Youth of the government of Laurent Gbagbo, has also said he had heard "rumors" about "the infiltration of individuals armed with knives" that could mingle at the rally to cause incidents. A spokesman of Alassane Ouattara, Anne Ouloto, welcomed the postponement.

Against the stoning of freedom

Those who, like us, and how the newspaper that hosts this blog, has fought and will fight against any gag law and against every edict of the Bulgarian can not prove that similar horror when the handcuffs are trying to stop the free movement of opinion and artistic creativity . The decision of the Hungarian parliament to approve a gag law that provides prison penalties for journalists and affects us directly, in Europe, in fact, begins to blow the bad wind of censorship, after Hungary and Bulgaria could also go the same route.

Air traffic resumes in the New York area

The major airports in the metropolitan New York, namely JFK, La Guardia and Newark reopened, Tuesday, December 28, after closing their doors to travelers for nearly twenty-four hours because of heavy snowfall. "Some 4,500 flights could not land or take off as planned last two days, it will take two or three days to find a normal situation," summed up Steve Coleman, spokesman for the Port Authority airports operator L 'greater New York, eastern New Jersey and western Long Island neighbors, are the regions most affected by heavy snowfall that hit the entire northeast of the country since this weekend weekend, disrupting transport and particularly airports.

Iran announces that it has hung a "Mossad spy '

Iran announced on Tuesday, December 28, the hanging of a "spy for the Mossad" Israeli, a month after a double bombing, attributed to Iran by Israeli intelligence services, U.S. and UK, which targeted two key nuclear scientists. This is the second Iranian convicted of spying for Israeli intelligence (Mossad) to be hanged since 2008.

Ali Akbar Siadat was executed Tuesday morning at Evin prison in Tehran, reported the official news agency IRNA quoted the public prosecutor and revolutionary Tehran. According to prosecutors, Ali Akbar Siadat, arrested in 2008 while "trying to leave the country with his wife," had established contacts with "the Israeli intelligence services" for six years.

Blog - The youth of Gaza said, "shit"

Manifesto has also never started merrily: "Fuck Hamas. Fuck Israel. Fuck Fatah. A Fuck. Fuck UNRWA (the UN agency responsible for Palestinian refugees). Fuck USA "... It is the cry of young people in Gaza who have" sick of being portrayed as potential terrorists, fanatics with pockets full of explosives and loaded in the eyes of hate, tired of the indifference of the rest of world (...) enough of this shitty life where we are imprisoned by Israel, beaten by Hamas and completely ignored by the international community.

Humberto Suárez: Cuba's recent death candidate may live

Humberto Eladio Real Suarez is the last Cuban who was sentenced to death. But he is not executed after a court decision. The life of Cuba's recent death candidate, Humberto Eladio Real Cuban Americans Suárez, is spared. The Supreme Court of the communist state was transformed according to a dissident group, the death penalty against Real Suárez in a 30-year prison sentence.

The man, a member of an exile organization of Cubans in Florida, was sentenced 16 years for murdering a man in Cuba. Real Suárez (40) was arrested in 1994 when he and six other armed members of the Democratic Party of National unity (PUND) illegally in Cuba and was killed there was a man to steal his car.

The last death sentence in Cuba sees his sentence commuted

The Supreme Court has commuted from Cuba, Tuesday, December 28, the death penalty for Humberto Castro Real, the last man sentenced to death in the island, in another thirty years in prison. Elizardo Sanchez, spokesman of the Cuban Commission on Human Rights and National Reconciliation (CCDHRN), announced the news to close at the end of Real's appeal trial of the dissident.

Aged 40, Humberto Real had been sentenced to death in 1996 for "acts against state security" and "assassination" of a man in 1994 during a landing in the central northern island with an armed group National Democratic Unity Party (PUND) splinter group based in Florida. In April 2008, President Raul Castro had already commuted the death sentence of thirty convicts.

Ecowas envoys leave Côte d'Ivoire

The presidents of Benin Boni Yayi, Ernest Koroma of Sierra Leone and Cape Verde Pedro Pires, mandated by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to convince Laurent Gbagbo to cede power, left the country Wednesday, December 29 . Nothing has leaked on the talks they had with Mr. Gbagbo.

Benin's President Boni Yayi said simply that "everything went well." The three men will désromais in Nigeria, where they will report on their discussions at Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan. Between two appointments with Mr Gbagbo, the three emissaries exchanged with Alasanne Ouattara in the hotel which serves as the headquarters in Abidjan, blockaded forces loyal to his rival and guarded by tanks of Operation UN in Côte d'Ivoire (UNOCI).

Belarus: Lukashenko's re-election after exchanges Premier

After the fraud allegations overshadowed by presidential elections in Belarus's authoritarian president Alexander Lukashenko has appointed a new government. Lukashenko said just over a week after his controversial re-election the former head of its administration, Mikhail Myasnikovich, the new prime minister.

Photo: AP / Mikhail Myasnikovich DPA is the new Prime Minister of Belarus The 60-year-old Myasnikovich, who until Tuesday was president of the National Academy of Sciences, will replace the current Prime Minister Sergei Sidorsky. Lukashenko had the vote in the ex-Soviet republic on 19 December after the official presentation with just under 80 percent won hands down.

Ben Ali in Tunisia regrets disorders and accuses foreign media

Photo published by the Tunisian presidency of Ben Ali's visit to Mohamed Bouazizi, who set himself on fire in protest against the confiscation of his goods by the police. AP / Hassene Dridi In a televised address to the people of Tunisia, Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali expressed regret Tuesday, December 28 events of Sidi Bouzid (West Central), beset by social unrest.

"The starting point of these events is a case in which we understand social circumstances and psychological factors and the consequences are regrettable," he said on national television TV7. The region of Sidi Bouzid is plagued by social unrest in the wake of the attempted suicide of Mohamed Bouazizi, a vendor of fruits and vegetables that had their goods confiscated by the municipal police, who can not necessary permissions.

Côte d'Ivoire: UN convoy attacked

A convoy of UN mission in Côte d'Ivoire has been attacked in Abidjan Tuesday, December 28, by a "crowd". One peacekeeper was wounded with machetes and burned a vehicle in the incident, said the UN Operation in Côte d'Ivoire (UNOCI). "A convoy of three vehicles carrying 22 ONUCI peacekeepers was attacked Tuesday" in the popular district of Yopougon (west) when he came from inside the country, said a statement.

"Birth" theories: to Obama and accusation, not a U.S. citizen

Obama is born in the U.S.? Long his birth certificate is presented, but skeptics do not give up their abstruse ideas. Neil Abercrombie is a fresh, elected governor of just 1.3 million Hawaiians. But the bearded democrat wants a total of 83 million Americans take to the chest. These are the 27 percent who believe do not like that its president was born in Honolulu.

Barack Obama would rather come to Africa to the world. That is why he was not a "natural born" U.S. citizens - elected or illegally into the White House. Photo: Reuters / REUTERS In the view of some U.S. citizens Barack Obama, here with his mother in the 60s, none of them at The Birth 4 August 1961 Abercrombie was not in the delivery room.

More than 19,000 Ivorians have fled to Liberia, according to UNHCR

At a crossroads of Abidjan, December 22. According to UNHCR, more than 19,000 Ivorians have joined Liberia to escape fighting between supporters of Gbagbo and Ouattara supporters. REUTERS / Luc Gnago More than 19,000 Ivorians have fled into neighboring Liberia to escape the post-election violence in their country, announced Tuesday, December 28 the UN.

The majority of these refugees are women and children. About 62% of them are under 18 years, as the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Among these refugees are "supporters of Alassane Ouattara and Gbagbo supporters," said a statement explaining that they fled out of fear that "the political deadlock could lead to civil war." "The majority are pro-Ouatarra.

Pakistan: 15 dead after firing U.S. drones

A burst of gunfire from U.S. drone killed at least 15 died Tuesday, Dec. 28 in a tribal area of northwest Pakistan, bordering Afghanistan. This attack, like almost all the bombing of U.S. drones in recent months, targeted the North Waziristan, a stronghold of Pakistani Taliban fighters and their allies in Al Qaeda, and a rear base for Afghan Taliban who conduct attacks against NATO in Afghanistan.