Monday, February 28, 2011

Messages from Tripoli, told the revolt on Facebook

E 'February 23, arriving from Libya only a poor image, with the stolen phone. Gaddafi has already made his first appearance on TV, spoke to the country. Rumours that gave fleeing to Venezuela, insists that Saddam will not give up and fight until the end. To understand, in Italy on what is really happening in Tripoli is complicated.

The phone lines are skipped and the only direct feedback that I can get is by a young Italian engineer, John has just got back to Rome. E 'tired and scared, the telephone company you work for foreign employees held for three days in a compound not far from Tripoli. "We were locked in a safe in there - said exhausted John - but the airport was risky.

Tunisia: Beji Caid Essebsi appointed prime minister

Tunisian Premier Acting Mohamed Ghannouchi, which the demonstrators demanded the departure, announced Sunday, February 27 evening his resignation. "I decided to resign my position as prime minister," said Mr. Ghannouchi, who took the reins of a transitional government after the fall on January 14 by President Ben Ali.

The Tunisian president Acting Fouad Mebazaa, announced shortly after the appointment as Prime Minister Beji Caid Essebsi Minister under Habib Bourguiba, the first president of independent Tunisia. Reputed to be a Liberal, Mr. Essebsi has held portfolios including defense and foreign affairs.

In Tunisia, another member resigned from the transitional government

Tunisian Minister of International Cooperation Mohamed Nouri Yuini, submitted his resignation, government sources confirmed. Yuini is the second member of the Tunisian government resigns after transition do so before the Minister of Industry, Aziz Chlabi. The sources are not expected to produce more resignations in the remainder of the day.

Both Chlabi Yuini as belonging to the Democratic Constitutional Rally (RCD) party of ousted Tunisian President Ben Ali Zine El Abdiín. For their part, local political sources said it is expected that tomorrow, Tuesday, or maybe on Wednesday, the Tunisian prime minister, Said Beyi Essebsi, announce the formation of new government, as well as other measures to encourage the process of transition Tunisia began after the fall of Ben Ali, on 14 January.

Irn hardens the arrest of the leaders of the opposition

Iran has further tightened the house arrest has undergone two major opponents of the regime, Mehdi Mir-Hossein Mousavi and Karroubi, official Fars news agency reported after the judicial authorities have denied that both were arrested. The website has comunicadopoco Kaleme opposition before the two were arrested and trasldados to a prison in Tehran.

"They are at this moment in their homes and what has been únicoque are restrictions on contacts (they can hold)," said Fars quoted an anonymous judicial source. The two leaders are locked in their houses, under house arrest, the last two weeks coinciding with the popular uprisings in the Arab world.

DRC: Power claims to have escaped a coup

A residence of Congolese President Joseph Kabila in Kinshasa was attacked Sunday, February 27, said the spokesman of the government. "The president's residence" Joseph Kabila in the district of Gombe in Kinshasa, has been "attacked by a group of unidentified men," Sunday at 1:30 p.m. (local time), said Lambert Mende, the carrier government spokesman of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Lebanon: Hundreds of demonstrators against sectarianism

Several hundred people demonstrated in Beirut Sunday, February 27 against the confessional system in Lebanon. "The revolution is everywhere ... Lebanon, it's your turn!" Chanted the demonstrators, mostly youths, referring to the revolts that shook the Arab world. Echoing the mantra of the uprisings that shook Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Yemen, "the people want to bring down the regime," they walked in the pouring rain on the streets of Beirut to the courthouse, framed by the police and the army.

Irn stops the main leaders of the opposition

The two main opponents of the Iranian regime, Mehdi Mir-Hossein Mousavi and Karroubi, have been arrested, according to, cited by the opposition Kaleme web. "Sources say they have been arrested and taken to jail Heshmaiyeh Tehran," says the web site. Both leaders were forced to remain locked in their homes, in a form of house arrest, during the last two weeks coinciding with the popular uprisings in the Arab world.

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Earthquake election in Ireland now review the plan of EU aid "

LONDON - While in Italy the "first republic" is over with Tangentopoli, Ireland ended last weekend with a snap election called to turn the page after the worst financial crash in the history of the Emerald Isle. Fianna Fail, has always been the ruling party, has almost disappeared: it had 77 seats in the outgoing legislature, have left him just 17.

Took advantage of all the others, who are now negotiating to form a coalition. The new majority party on, Fine Gael, has risen from 51 to 68 members, but is not enough to govern alone. Ireland, therefore, that changes everything, but what does it mean and how will change remains to be seen.

Ukrainian nurse: Gaddafi's "Voluptuous blonde" has left Libya

Libyan dictator Muammar al-Gaddafi is losing more of his confidants. Now obviously his personal nurse has left the country. The U.S. diplomat end Peschen as "lush blonde" described Ukrainian fled for fear of violence in their homeland. Kiev - The Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi has verln another close confidante.

Having had turned high-ranking government officials, diplomats and pilots in the face of the bloody crackdown on protests by the 68-year-old, left him, now his long-time nurse from the Ukraine. The U.S. diplomat as "lush" blonde nurse at the side of Gaddafi described Ukrainian left because of violence in the country of Libya.

Gadhafi's exile is''an option''to end conflict in Libya: U.S.

The exile of the leader Moammar Gadhafi is "an option" to end the unprecedented popular revolt shakes Libya said Monday the White House spokesman, Jay Carney. In a short press conference, Carney refused anyway "speculate" about the possibility that the United States contribute to this exile. "Exile is a possibility to produce change," claimed the last two weeks by protesters in the streets of Libyan cities, Carney said, reiterating that Col.

"We will have the income per CPIT in Portugal four years"

"For when you finish the term of President José Mujica, Uruguay will have increased its per capita income from 15,000 to over $ 20,000 in income around Portugal, and will be among the five countries of the world's most renewable energy production per capita ". That's how confident is Luis Almagro, Uruguayan Foreign Minister, when speaking of the objectives of the ruling Broad Front for the four years remaining of the legislature.

Police fire on protesters in Oman, killing two

Sunday police fired tear gas and rubber bullets against protesters who tried to attack a police station in Sohar, 200 km north of the capital of Oman, Muscat, witnesses said. The demonstrators, some 250 unemployed seeking jobs, tried to attack the police station in the coastal town before being dispersed by police.

Two protesters were killed. They were down on a roundabout near renamed "Roundabout reform." The police tried to disperse them again before leaving. The army was deployed in this industrial city to secure the area. It is the first violent demonstration in the Sultanate of Oman has experienced in recent weeks of social market.

Gadhafi's power is limited to two cities

The leader of the Libyan Revolution Muammar Gadhafi, only has two bastions of resistance against demonstrators calling for his ouster: Tripoli, the capital, and Sirte, his hometown. The rebels have controlled 15 cities, including Benghazi, which is the second largest, and Zauiya, which is 50 km from Tripoli (see chart).

Just yesterday was controlled the second city, whose buildings had bullet holes, reflecting the battle lost by regime loyalists. A police officer who defected 10 days ago to join the protests was "on the condition anonymity, that more than two thousand comrades did the same and that all were willing to defend with their lives Zauiya.

The EU increased the tone but does not call from Gaddafi

Showing a certain caution, the head of European diplomacy Ashton warned Sunday, February 27 that the suppression of the uprising in Libya would have "consequences" for the country's leaders, but clearly call from Muammar Gaddafi . The EU is currently finalizing the sanctions against the regime similar to those adopted Saturday by the Security Council of the UN.

"I stressed the need to ensure that those responsible for attacks against civilians accountable and welcomes the decision of the Security Council of the UN" to the prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (ICC) about the situation in the country, "said Ashton in a statement. Meanwhile, the High Representative of EU for Foreign Affairs has refrained from going as far as the United States or France who bluntly called the immediate departure of the power of Colonel Gaddafi, the head an authoritarian regime for almost 42 years.

Amr Moussa is running for president of Egypt

.- Amr Moussa, secretary general of the Arab League and a popular career diplomat, said he plans to compete in Egypt's presidential election scheduled for later this year. Moussa, a former foreign minister, announced his candidacy a day after a panel appointed by the military junta that rules the country recommended extensive constitutional reforms that gave more flexibility to the rules that determine who can compete for the presidency.

Argentina .- The trial against the former dictator Videla for stealing children

BUENOS AIRES, 28 Feb. Former Argentine dictator Jorge Rafael Videla faces from Monday to a new trial this time for the misappropriation of minors during the last military regime (1976-1983), in the context of the case known as 'Systematic Plan. " In the trial, which will be in charge of the Federal Oral Court No.

6 in Buenos Aires, also will appear as the former president accused 'de facto' Reynaldo Bignone and former captain Jorge Eduardo Acosta, known as 'El Tigre', in addition to Former general Santiago Omar Riveros, former Admiral Antonio Vanek, the former mayor Jorge Azic, Ruben Franco former marine and former doctor Jose Luis Magnacca.

Third resignation of a governor in Iraq

Weighed down by its poor performance in improving public services, the governor of Babylon, south of Baghdad, Salman al-Zargan, announced his resignation Sunday, February 27. "I decided to resign because (...) technical problems that prevent complete projects, including construction of roads and bridges," he told a news conference.

"There is also a lack of harmony with provincial," he also admitted. That was six months that the provincial council demanded his departure, accusing its slowness in implementing projects and in the fight against corruption. This is the third elected governor in 2009 on the list of "state law" of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to step down since early February when protests began against the lack of basic services - such as electricity and drinking water - and corruption.

Gadhafi rejects UN sanctions

.- Muammar Gadhafi Libyan leader rejected on Sunday the new UN sanctions against him and said a small group of rebels protesting against their government would be surrounded and defeated. In a telephone interview with Serbian television station Pink, said Saturday's vote of the Security Council to impose UN sanctions on travel and assets against him and for some advisers was invalid and flawed.

Libya, Misurata battle in and around Benghazi. Clinton: "No option ruled out"

In Libya, the battle continues, with the military loyal to the regime trying to gain the ground lost in recent days. Of munitions in areas under the control of the rebellion in eastern Libya were targeted by air strikes conducted by forces of leader Muammar Gaddafi. The sources said concordant in Benghazi.

Among other things, a store was shot in Adjabiya, a hundred kilometers south of Benghazi, reported a witness on the phone. Another attack was carried out by helicopters of the troops loyal to Muammar Gaddafi against the radio station of the city of Misurata, fall a few days in the hands of insurgents.

Paris closes its embassy in Tripoli

The Foreign Ministry has suspended Saturday, February 26 the activities of its embassy in Tripoli, "because of deteriorating security in Libya" after the evacuation of its entire diplomatic staff via a military aircraft also evacuated French nationals and foreigners. "Under the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and in agreement with the Russian guvernement, the protection of French interests was assigned to the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Libya," the statement said spokesman Pier Orsay, Bernard Valero.

Tragedy struck the Brazilian Carnival In 16 high voltage

PAUL - On the night of Sunday, an incident has marred a celebration of the pre-Brazilian carnival in the town of Bandeira do Sul, state of Minas Gerais in southeastern Brazil. Would be at least 16 people struck by a high tension cable fell into the crowd after being broken, local media reported, citing rescue teams.

According to medical sources, the number of victims would have to rise: many young people hospitalized in very serious condition. The mayor of Bandeira do Sul, José Capituva, announced the opening of an investigation. According to early testimony, the cable may have been cut from a float, ending up on people who danced around during the parade in the main street of the city.

Three UN peacekeepers wounded in Ivory Coast

.- Three "blue helmets" were injured and four vehicles of the United Nations Operation in Côte d'Ivoire (UNOCI) were destroyed by forces supporting Laurent Gbagbo, who intends to remain in the Ivorian presidency despite international condemnation. In a statement today, UNOCI condemns attacks that occurred on 25 and 26 February, when their patrols roamed neighborhoods of Abidjan "fulfilling its mandate to protect civilians." One of their patrols, says UNOCI, fell into an ambush of soldiers loyal to Gbagbo when they walked the neighborhood of Abobo, where it has broad support ALßAN Ouattara, known as the elected president of the Ivory Coast by the international community after the elections of the past 28 February.

The EU and the UN raises its pressure on Gaddafi

The international community seems to have caught the rhythm that was lacking in the early days of riots in Libya and raised pressure on the regime of Muammar Gaddafi. First was the European Union has given the green light to a package of sanctions against the Qaddafi regime to halt the escalation of repression against opposition groups.

The measures include an embargo on the exportanción of arms to Libya and a ban on travel to EU territory for 25 people from the dictator's family and immediate surroundings. The Twenty-seven have also agreed to freeze the accounts of Gaddafi, his family and members of his government and prohibit the sale of riot control agents such as tear gas and other equipment that can be used to repress the civilian population, diplomatic sources have explained to.

Libya, now in force the EU sanctions

The European Union adopted sanctions against Gaddafi and 25 other members of his regime: asset freeze, arms embargo and ban on entry into the EU. The decision, not a little painful but eventually be taken unanimously, comes after a meeting of the European Union in Brussels which implements the resolution on Libya in the UN Security Council last Saturday, providing measures even more restrictive government responsible for the repression in Libya.

Libya: The UN appealed to the International Criminal Court

Eagerly awaited on the subject, the Security Council adopted UN Saturday, February 26 unanimously adopted a resolution imposing an embargo on the sale of arms and related materials to Libya and a travel ban on the ground Member States concerning sixteen people, including Moammar Gadhafi, son and daughter in September and people closely related to the plan.

By this resolution, members of the Security Council send a strong signal whereas "systematic attacks" against the civilian population in Libya is currently in progress "can be characterized as crimes against humanity." The Security Council has decided to transfer to the prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (ICC) "the situation in Libya since February 15" and calls on Libyan authorities to "cooperate fully" with the court.

Improvised explosive device on armored Italian soldier dead, four injured

KABUL - An Italian soldier died and four others were wounded in western Afghanistan for the explosion of an improvised bomb that hit an armored vehicle near Shindand Lynx. The soldiers on board, all mountain, returned from a humanitarian health care to local Popoola. The Prosecutor opened an investigation in Rome, entrusted to the substitutes Giancarlo Amato and Francesco Scavo and at the moment is the supposed crime of bombing the purposes of terrorism.

Failed coup attempt in Congo leaves six dead

.- Six people were killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo, after an incident that officials said was a failed coup in the president's residence in Kinshasa. "We have witnessed an attempted coup. A group of heavily armed people attacked the residence of the president. They were arrested at the first hurdle.

Our soldiers fought with them, arrested some and six people died," the minister said by telephone from Information, Lambert Mende. The official said the situation was under control and that authorities were trying to identify suspects. No further details were available about the deceased.

The 'Ndrangheta is also famous in London

On August 15, 2007 six young men of Calabrian origins undergo an ambush and were killed in Duisburg, Germany, in what remains the worst bloodshed due to the Italian organized crime outside the national borders (excluding the U.S.). Only from that tragic episode, the 'Ndrangheta has got the limelight of the international press, while remaining a criminal phenomenon underestimated even in Italy, the name unpronounceable for foreigners.

Libya: Gaddafi in Tripoli resists, the opposition organized

The situation was very confusing in Libya, Saturday, February 26, the twelfth day of protest unprecedented regime of Muammar Gaddafi. In Tripoli, the capital, streets were almost deserted. Only 4X4 forces loyal circulated intermittently after gunfire against demonstrators, at least six were killed. After the speech by Mr Gaddafi in Tripoli the day calling his followers to arm themselves to attack opponents, "rumors had circulated about an attack by men of the Libyan leader." "But the night was calm, armed supporters of the guide by typing in some neighborhoods on doors telling people to stay home," he added.

Among the rebels besieging Tripoli avenge our dead "

Zawiya - There are too many stories, there is too much history in this Sunday, February 27 not to begin to understand something. Suddenly it's like turning on a beacon, a torch in the night. Thanks to the Libyan government, which wanted to make a propaganda tour of reporters invited to Tripoli, we entered Zawiya, the city released closer to the Libyan capital gheddafiana.

When after 45 miles of military checkpoints and the militia present ourselves in front of the last barrier before Zawiya, we do not believe our eyes. The press office of Gaddafi is leading us into the lair of the rebels closer to the bunker of the colonel wanted to show us that they are all militants of Al Qaeda, fundamentalists and drug addicts.

Libya rebels control the west and threaten the capital

Several cities in western Libya are "in people's hands" for several days and "preparing a march to liberate Tripoli," said Maluta, 60 km from the border with Tunisia, a leading member of the revolutionary committee of this city . Before this announcement, the Libyan revolt announced the creation of a "National Council" which represents the city in the hands of the insurgency, but said that can not be called "transitional government" but "a national council until Tripoli is not liberated.

The EU adopted a first package of sanctions against Libya

The governments of the European Union have approved on Monday a package of sanctions against the Libyan regime of Muammar Gaddafi to promote its fall and the transition to a democratic system. The measures include an embargo on the exportanción of arms to Libya and a ban on travel to EU territory for 25 people from the dictator's family and immediate surroundings.

The Twenty-seven have also agreed to freeze the accounts of Gaddafi, his family and members of his government and prohibit the sale of riot control agents such as tear gas and other equipment that can be used to repress the civilian population, diplomatic sources have explained to. The decision was taken at a meeting of European ministers in Brussels and measures their effects unfold in the coming days, when the agreement is published in the gazette of the EU.

The "Minetti" Gaddafi's ready to flee

The blonde Ukrainian - is the latest of the many conflicting voices coming from Tripoli - will desert him. Galyna Kolotnytska, the inseparable "nurse" of Gaddafi, the "voluptuous" woman described by U.S. diplomats in dispatches revealed by Wikileaks, the dictator will not follow until the end. Rather, he hopes to return home soon.

He said his daughter Tatyana in an interview with the newspaper Segodnya Kiev. Her mother would call Friday saying they are still in Tripoli, but want to soon reach Lviv, his hometown. After his wife and daughter Aisha (according to unconfirmed rumors would run away to Vienna), now the 38-year leaves him alone.

Bahrain: King announces redesign minimum

The King of Bahrain Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa conducted Saturday, Feb. 26 at a reshuffle at the very least nearly two weeks after the beginning of popular revolts that require a regime change in this small kingdom. The official BNA agency announced that King has changed the functions of five of his ministers while keeping the government.

The Prime Minister Shaikh Khalifa bin Salman Al-Khalifa in place for forty years and the target of angry protesters is not affected by this redesign. The opposition has also complained Saturday the lack of dialogue with the government. The national dialogue has not started yet, have announced elected opposition, waiting for "clarifications" of the government.

With the insurgents of Cyrenaica "break down the monster"

AJDABYA - With a bright smile and honest eyes, his face a hero's got. A few days ago, Rafa Saad, 28, has also championed the scars of the revolution. Last Monday, with the rifle butt of a militiaman's Colonel Gaddafi has cracked a cheekbone, now repaired and incerottato, while still on his hands is red a dozen bloody stigmata, which he got in an attempt to fend off stabbing of soldiers.

"I was lucky - he says - now I'm ready to die for freedom in Libya." In the up and incoherent anarchy of the days of liberation, each in Cyrenaica was proclaimed leader of the revolt. Yesterday, however, the insurgents in Benghazi have finally given birth to the "National Council", is intended to govern the area of Eastern Libya and give a face to the country during the transition period.

North Korea threatens U.S. and South Korea to a 'total war'

.- North Korea threatened a "total war" in response to South Korean military exercises and American troops scheduled to begin Monday and urged Seoul to stop cross-border propaganda, in an atmosphere of great tension in the area. Pyongyang deliver a "total war" in "retaliation" for military exercises and transform Seoul into a "sea of fire" on Sunday North Korea's official KCNA agency.

"The army and people of the DPRK (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) will respond with a strengthened nuclear deterrent in our own way to cope with the continuing nuclear threat (...) and our own missiles (carried out) a strong action against their evil attempt to remove our missiles, "said the KCNA.

Prime Minister of Tunisia falls

.- The Prime Minister of the Transitional Government of Tunisia, Mohamed Ghanuchi, announced his resignation at a press conference at the Palace of Carthage. "I have decided to resign from my position as prime minister, a decision with a clear conscience and necessary Tunisia's sake, "said Ghanuchi, whose tenure at the head of the executive has been highly contested in the country in recent weeks.

Spending on anti-immigrant raids

As President Barack Obama and Congress are fighting about what budget cuts do to reduce the huge U.S. deficit, here's an idea that could save billions of dollars, cut spending spree of anti-immigrant raids. I know, I know: the very idea of cutting funding for enforcing immigration laws is a sacrilege for the conservatives and other Americans, who think their country is being "invaded" by undocumented Latin Americans are stealing jobs as well as often violent crimes.

Brazil .- At least 16 dead after falling a power line during a pre-carnival parade in the eastern Brazil

BRASILIA, 28 Feb. At least 16 people have died from the fall of a power over a crowd who participated in an outdoor parade before the carnival celebrations in the Brazilian city of Bandeira do Sul, in southern eastern state of Minas Gerais, said Sunday night the military police. According to the Energy Company of Minas Gerais (Cemig), someone would have thrown a serpentine metallic against electrical cable that would match and would have fallen, reaching also to the 'power trio', a truck equipped with sound material that serves mobile stage for artists, a very common in the carnival celebrations.

On gay and Italy so far Usamai

"As long as we rule this country adoptions are not possible for individuals and gay couples." These are the words of President Berlusconi on Saturday. Words that weigh once again, the lives of millions of homosexuals, gays and lesbians who live their daily requirement of couples, like all other citizens who pay taxes and rightly demand respect, especially from the state.

The following statements by the Premier, as it happens, the words of Msgr. Paul Rigon last week. "You have to take small," says Rigon (a slogan very scary), believes that homosexuality can be cured if caught in time, through appropriate psychiatric treatment. In disregard of the studies and personal experience of millions of people around the world, which says just the opposite.

Côte d'Ivoire: heavy gunfire resumed in Abidjan

The heavy gunfire resumed Saturday, February 26 in Abidjan neighborhood of Abobo, a stronghold of Alassane Ouattara. According to witnesses, the shooting resumed in early afternoon in the "PK-18" in the heart of deadly clashes this week. The firing had almost ceased since Friday morning in the neighborhood that residents continued to flee on Saturday, and where the government accuses Gbagbo to make the "rebels" allied with Alassane Ouattara, President recognized by the international community.

Ireland: Conservative opposition wins parliamentary election

In the parliamentary elections in Ireland, the opposition has won. The former ruling party Fianna Fail was abgewatscht by the voters because of the impact of the economic crisis. The designated new Prime Minister Enda Kenny has, however, probably looking for a partner. Dublin - The Irishman put in the serious economic crisis to a new government.

As expected, they have voted out the incumbent government party Fianna Fail economic liberal Prime Minister Brian Cowen. New Power to now the conservative Fine Gael comes with the Prime Minister-designate Enda Kenny at the top. The absolute majority of Fine Gael, however, have missed. Due to election polls pollsters predict the party's leading candidate Kenny profit of around 36 percent of the vote.

Problems with fuel: Iran is worried about margins Bushehr reactor

Iran's nuclear program threatens a serious setback: According to press reports have to be removed more than 160 fuel assemblies from the reactor in Bushehr. Experts suspect problems with the new computer worm Stuxnet - and do not exclude a complete failure of the project. Hamburg - According to the head of Iran's Atomic Energy Agency it is "the most extraordinary power station in the world." Striking about the Bushehr reactor is so far above all his decades-long history.

Libya Conflict: mass escape from the chaos zone

Tens of thousands of foreigners fleeing from Libya, they leave a country in a state of emergency. The refugees report that they were threatened with knives and guns. According to Uno Gaddafi regime prevents numerous guest workers from leaving. Since Wednesday, they have been waiting in Tripoli to the exit, and now the Americans have done it: With the ship were 167 U.S. citizens evacuated from Libya - and have the port of Valletta, the capital of Malta achieved. Facilitates the refugees leave the ferry "Maria Dols. Helper push people in wheelchairs from the ship, women carry their babies in their arms. "It was a real ordeal," says the 30-year-old Sara Ali, a Libyan and has a U.S.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

International short-sighted critics to crisis in Libya

.- The situation in Libya shows the inability of the United States and Europe to lead a clear and active motion of condemnation against a tyrant, whose ignoble behavior was already known, today criticized the Spanish newspaper ABC. The newspaper said the international community and agencies like United Nations (UN), African Union, should avoid conventions in relations with countries that have risks and should make decisions with undesirable scenarios.

Angolagate: six years in prison against Falcone and Gaydamak required

Two sentences of six years in prison were required Friday against the businessmen Pierre Falcone and Arcadi Gaydamak tried by the Court of Appeal of Paris in the case of Angolagate alleged arms trafficking to destination Angola's war in the 90s. Two fines of 375,000 euros and 5 million were required respectively against Pierre Falcone and Arcadi Gaydamak.

This is the sentence that had sentenced in October 2009 before the criminal court, Falcone, 56, who holds dual French and Angolan and Gaydamak, 58, a Franco-Russian-born Israeli. Pierre Falcone, who attended both trials, is being held in Fleury-Merogis (Essonne) from the trial decision.

UN official supports a transition in Egypt''that comes from within''

.- The UN Undersecretary for Political Affairs Lynn Pascoe, said today in Cairo in support of his organization to the transition in Egypt, although he stressed that change must come from within the country. "We believe the transformation that is taking place with the revolution for democracy is a very important process.

All (the Egyptians) will be better in the future, so we support him fully, but must come from within," said Pascoe a press conference during a visit to assess the situation in Egypt. Pascoe said that during his stay he met with members of the Government and the Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Abul Gheit, with NGO members and twenty young people who drove the Egyptian revolution, and said that this afternoon he will meet with Secretary General the Arab League, Amro Musa.

Nicolas Sarkozy, Cyprus and the Kurdish question

The economy, commodity prices, Europe, Lebanon, Iran, Libya, Egypt ... Ls topics covered during the long conversation between Nicolas Sarkozy and Abdullah Gul, then during the press conference that followed were numerous. The French president has mentioned very briefly on two key issues for Turkey. Cyprus and the issue [more ...]

Estimate that more than 100 thousand people have fled Libya

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) warned today that at least 100 thousand people have fled the violent repression in Libya. On Saturday the Tunisian government reported that about 40 thousand people had crossed the border since 20 February, over a 10 000 last night, the UNHCR said in a statement.

According to the Tunisian government of the 40 thousand people have sought refuge in Tunisia, 18 000 are Tunisian, 15 thousand Egyptians, two thousand 500 Libyans and two thousand Chinese. Meanwhile the authorities in Egypt have been quantified to 55 thousand people have crossed the border that includes about 46 thousand Egyptians, Libyans and two thousand 100 thousand 900 in six other countries mainly in Asia.

Ganuchi resigns, the prime minister Tnez

Tunisian Prime Minister Mohamed Ghanuchi, announced his resignation on state television in the country. Ghanuchi's resignation comes after new protests in the North African country. More than 50,000 demonstrators gathered last night in the Place de la Kasbah in the Tunisian capital to express their opposition to the continuation of the interim government, which they accuse of having failed in his attempt to try to satisfy the minimum demands of the revolution and to be an extension of the regime of former President Zine al Abidine Ben Ali.

Côte d'Ivoire: a rough time in the west, Gbagbo's camp blames UN

The former Ivorian rebel New Forces (FN) holding the north, took Friday two localities in the west, the area under the control of outgoing President Laurent Gbagbo, it was learned from sources. In the town of Zouan Hounien, near the Liberian border, the fighting had objected Thursday elements of the former rebellion, combined with Alassane Ouattara, head of state recognized by the international community, and Defence Forces and Security (FDS ) loyal to Gbagbo.

Let the French Minister: relations with Ben Ali in Tunis and changes the Prime Minister

PARIS - The French foreign minister, Michele Alliot-Marie has resigned. The gesture was expected, following the scandal aroused by his relations with his entourage of Tunisian President Ben Ali deposed. In the evening the President of the Republic Nicolas Sarkozy will speak. 'Despite not think I've done nothing wrong, I decided to resign - Alliot-Marie wrote in a letter to Sarkozy.

For several weeks I have been the target of political attacks and the media used to create suspicion, lies and generalizations, "he wrote." In the last two weeks, it was my private life that has been harassed by certain media and I can not accept that Some people use this plot to try to make people believe that the French international politics has been weakened, "he added.

Senegal Three soldiers killed in clashes with suspected rebels

Army .- Three Senegalese soldiers were killed and three others wounded in clashes with an armed group allegedly built in the separatist Movement of Democratic Forces of Casamance (MFDC), reported the private Sud FM radio, citing military sources. According to the radio, the clashes occurred near Bignona, a town about sixty miles from Ziguinchor, where the armed forces carried out several days a cleanup operations in the areas occupied by the rebels.

At the border until dawn

The night brings out a distinct border which takes seeing the last days. Under the green light from fluorescent bulbs, the Tunisian police dozing against the window of the cabin where passports are stamped. The relaxation is such that one can go through your hand, walk 50 meters to reach a blue gate open to enter a few feet, and on the ground in Libya.

In front, the Libyan checkpoint, also appears to have a lot of movement: a few men on the roof and some cars with soldiers roam at half past four in the area. Some African refugees fleeing the conflict are trying to sleep next to a wall while waiting for their turn to enter Tunisia. A few more steps and then a Tunisian police calls from the gate to be back quickly.

Gaddafi harangue his troops in Tripoli

While the protests and fighting has ceased to agitate Libya, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi urged his supporters to fight on Friday in a surprise public appearance in Tripoli. At the same time, the international community is preparing its response to a situation more and more confused. "LIVE AND DIE IN LIBYA" To everyone's surprise, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi appeared Friday on the Green Square in Tripoli and asked his supporters to prepare to "defend Libya," according to images broadcast by television to State.

Gaddafi isolated, the UN approves sanctions was born in Benghazi, the transitional government

"Stay in my country. The riot is the fault of the foreigners and Al Qaeda." Does not seem to go back one step Muammar Gaddafi, after a day in which his regime has in fact been abandoned by all Western governments and leaders of the rebellion have created an alternative government based in Benghazi. Tripoli does not bend.

Qaddafi continues to incite a revolt and to encourage its supporters. The brigades loyal to Muammar Gaddafi in Sirte these have direct overland to Misurata, fall in recent days in rebel hands. And some supporters of the Colonel marched along the road leading towards the town of al-Zawiyah Surman, in western Libya.

Merkel and Obama agree that Gadhafi has lost all legitimacy

.- German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President, Barak Obama held a phone conversation in which agreed that Libyan dictator Muammar Gadhafi, has lost all legitimacy. As reported by the press department of the German Government, adding that both Obama and Merkel demand an immediate end to repression in Libya.

In addition, the two leaders expressed their hope that the Security Council will soon approve the UN sanctions against Libya.

Tunisia and Egypt under pressure, "day of rage" killing in Iraq

While in Libya's dispute with Gadhafi regime now extends west from Tripoli to Benghazi (follow live events), Tunisians and Egyptians continue Friday pounding the pavement to defend "their revolution". Yemen, Bahrain but also in Iraq, the demonstrations do not weaken. TUNISIA: A human tide cons Ghannouchi Over 100,000 Tunisians, according to police, claimed Friday the departure of the transitional government headed by Mohammed Ghannouchi, in front of the Kasbah, the epicenter of the protest, where new processions of demonstrators flocked still early afternoon.

UN adopts insulation against the Libyan regime

The Security Council UN unanimously to impose travel bans and asset freezes Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, members of his family and his inner circle. The resolution adopted by the 15-nation council also calls for the immediate return of the deadly crackdown on demonstrators who oppose the government in Libya to the International Criminal Court in The Hague, to investigate and possibly prosecute anyone responsible for civilian deaths.

France's foreign minister resigns accused of ties with the regime of Ben Ali

The French foreign minister, Michele Alliot-Marie, has resigned because of controversy concerning its ties with the deposed regime of Tunisian President Ben Ali. Announcing his resignation, Alliot-Marie defended itself by arguing that there was nothing illegal.

Sahel: The released hostages were received at the Elysee

The three former hostages released in the Sahel during the night from Thursday to Friday, 25 February were received about forty minutes on Saturday with President Nicolas Sarkozy. The French Françoise Larribe, the Madagascan Jean-Claude Rakotorilalao and Togolese Alex Ahonado Kodjo, accompanied by their families, arrived shortly after 14 pm 30 at the Elysee.

They all emerged from their meeting with the head of state to 15 h 15. Anne Lauvergeon, CEO of Areva, was also present. Before leaving the Elysee, Ms. Larribe and family stayed briefly in the courtyard of the Elysee to discuss with Ms. Lauvergeon. There was no statement. The three former hostages were among a group of seven people kidnapped September 16 by Al-Qaeda in northern Niger on uranium mining site Arlit, operated by Areva in northern Niger.

Gadhafi gun supporters, the UN approves sanctions

The Libyan regime handed over weapons to civilian supporters, set up checkpoints and patrols ordered armed groups in the capital, sowing fear among the people, seeking to retain control of leader Muammar Gadhafi stronghold and to silence dissidents, while the UN approved the sanctions against the regime.

Meanwhile, the rebels consolidated their control in the rest of the North African nation. Residents of Tripoli, plunged into a tense calm, prepared for bloody battles to the actions of the Libyan leader. The Libyan leader's son, Saif Al Islam, presented to the beginning of the uprising as the future successor of his father, acknowledged that in Libya "an inner will to change," but said that the protesters are being manipulated and that the situation is "excellent" in most parts of the country.

Gaddafi's son denies that a "handful of terrorists responsible for a part of Libya"

Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi, a son of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, said Friday, Feb. 25, in an interview to CNN-Turk that his family would remain in Libya at all costs, and warned that it would not allow a "handful of terrorists to control part of the country. Asked by a reporter from CNN-Turk on a possible "Plan B" flight planned by his family in case of victory of the insurgents, Saif al-Islam said: "Our plan is to live in Libya and die.

Interim Government does not convince Tunisian

At least three people were killed and 85 wounded in clashes that have remained in the Tunisian capital, police and groups of protesters demanding the downfall of the transitional government, sources confirmed Tunisian Interior Ministry. The movement of people and cars for Burghiba Avenue, the main thoroughfare of the capital of Tunisia, has been banned until tonight, said the Tunisian Ministry of Interior.

The UN agrees to report to Qaddafi for war crmenes

After a long and difficult debate that reflects the importance and drama of the situation in Libya, the Security Council of the United Nations this morning unanimously adopted a resolution that Muammar Gaddafi makes a pariah of the international community, condemned by cruelty, punishable by sanctions that isolate the world and persecuted as a criminal who has committed crimes against humanity.

Thousands of angry Iraqis demonstrated against the government

Thousands of Iraqis took to the streets in Baghdad and the rest of the country to shout their ras-de-bowl in the street, Friday, Feb. 25, during a "day of rage" against the government. Clashes erupted between security forces and demonstrators in Hawija, north of Baghdad, and Mosul (north), where seven demonstrators were shot dead, police said.

In Baghdad, demonstrators gathered in Tahrir Square in the center of the city. In the midst of a major military deployment and police, some protesters were 5,000 gathered on the square, while other protesters flocked. Restrictions were also imposed on events across the country. Security forces blocked with large concrete blocks the entrance to the bridge leading to al-Joumhouriya the Green Zone, the ultra-secure area that houses the seat of government and the Embassy of the United States.

Opponents of Gadhafi installed interim government

The opponents of the regime of Moammar Gadhafi on Sunday installed a provisional government in the city of Benghazi, today announced the former justice minister, Mustafa Abdeljalil, the independent daily Quryna. 'Will be part (of the interim government) exponents of cities and Zawiyah Misurata released as well as other centers, "said the former official, according to the online edition of Quryna reported here the Italian news agency ANSA.

The winner of the elections in Ireland renegotiate the EU rescue

"The bailout is bad for Ireland and bad for the EU." So said last night the leader of the center-right Fine Gael, Enda Kenny, winner of parliamentary elections on Friday according to exit polls and partial vote count. With nearly 80% of the 166 declared seats in play, the Fine Gael get 59 deputies, followed the Labour Party (31), the ruling Fianna Fail (14), Sinn Féin (13) and numerous independent candidates and minor parties ( 14).

A world without head

It was the Libyan affair dismayed to engage the attention of the world was crazy and cruel violence of a head of state unprincipled and unscrupulous become a bloodthirsty serial killer in these last days of permanence and strength, a kind of Hitler even more mad that they say as we write, is planning to bomb the sources of its oil in order to create a huge death for all those who supported him and those who fought to the end.

Computer graphics - Events in Iraq

Missiles and helicopters, so Italy has armed militias of rais

Even when everything is finished, a page of the massacre Libya can not nevertheless be canceled. Neither the duplicity of Western diplomacy, nor by his cynicism, nor later acknowledge, embargoes or from a new massacre is now consumed. That page says that in Tripoli, Benghazi, Tobruk, the blood of the insurgents has been and will continue to be paid by European and Russian-made weapons stacked in a frenzy over the past six years in the arsenals of the scheme.

Police fired tear gas at protesters in Oman

.- The Omani police on Sunday launched tear gas against protesters who tried to attack a police station in Sohar, 200 km north of the capital, Muscat, causing casualties among the protesters, witnesses said. The protesters, about 250 unemployed job demanded, were dispersed by police in the emirate pro-Western with tear gas, wounding, according to these witnesses.

This is the first clashes in Oman, where there had been a peaceful demonstration on 18 February, when some 300 people including several women, gathered in the center of Muscat to demand wage increases and political reforms.

Mexicans come to Italy 11 evacuated from Libya

.- Eleven Mexicans were evacuated from Libya arrived today in the city of Catania, Sicily, and Sunday morning will be transferred to the Italian capital, where return to their home country, the embassy of Mexico in Italy. The embassy said that the 11 Mexicans working for the Italian company Tecnomontaggi.

A statement from the embassy, about 500 people, of which 150 were Tecnomontaggi employees were evacuated from a ship of the Italian Navy. The embassy said that since last Tuesday was looking out of Libya to the Italian company employees and that was initially considered using an airplane.

Rebellion against Gaddafi

Long the international community has been reluctant, but in view of the heavy fighting in Libya, the UN now wants to impose sanctions against the Qaddafi regime. At the weekend there will be a resolution. The ruling clan announces an end to violence and talks with the insurgents. The EU and the U.S. have presented - now wants to impose UN sanctions against the Libyan leadership. The President of the Security Council, Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti charged, nor an agreement on Saturday with the 15-nation committee on sanctions against the regime of Muammar al-Gaddafi. The Panel was "agreed to seek a resolution in a hurry, the action against a specific target group" includes, Ribeiro Viotti, said on behalf of the 15 Council members on Friday evening in New York.

The price of the revolution

A young man named Mohamed Bouazizi had long-or all-to do with the march hit Jordi Díez Bruno Crespi and Libya a few days ago. His company, a company that builds Tarragona golf and soccer, came to the Arab country in 2009 to make their fortune on the backs of the aspirations of Muammar Gaddafi. "We saw a country to build, full of money, and the Government does not skimp on quality for sports facilities.

Libya, arrived in Catania, the Italian San Giorgio with evacuees. Tense calm in Tripoli

The Italian navy ship San Giorgio arrived in Catania, carrying 258 passengers, including 121 Italians. The 250 men of the crew under the command of Captain Henry Giurelli have rescued some people still in the area, taking them from the Libyan port of Misurata. What we need to resolve the matter short of the 25 Italians stuck to Amal in southern Libya.

After hours a Air Force C130 has not received permission to land, a Navy destroyer, the Mimbelli should be taken in the next few hours in the port of Al Byraukah. Meanwhile in Tripoli, there has been a morning of tense calm after the shooting last night. Single shot and burst were heard several times in the night before.

India expects growth of 9%, against a backdrop of hyperinflation

It is a figure to be the envy of western economies, yet it masks the reality much more mixed. India announced on Friday, February 25, that its economy could grow by over 9% next year while warning that inflation would remain a major source of concern. Buoyed by a rebound in agriculture and a "continued momentum" of manufacturing and services, growth should rise to 8.6% for the fiscal year ending March 31 to between 8.75 and % and 9.25% next year, according to the annual economic forecast, Government of India.

Tripoli, the first truth about the massacres that the army fired on the crowd

TRIPOLI - Today ceasefire, because in war there are truces. At night the city freezes, freezes shut in the house. In the morning a few hours to sniff the smell of the air, then out to pretend that life can go on normally. At 10, the traffic thickens and there are already 11 at the first traffic jams Tripoli.

We are shooting with a Turkish television crew, the first images are in front of a furnace: the people are waiting for the orderly and resigned, the men lined up right, the women (veiled in this district) to the left. While Levant, Mr turkish, try to make her stand up in front of the gate, the girls retract and hide with a veil.

Seoul, Pyongyang threatened to open fire

.- North Korea threatened on Sunday to open fire on border installations in South Korea if the latter does not cease in its propaganda campaign against Pyongyang, according to a dispatch from North Korea's official news agency, KCNA, collected by the South Korean Yonhap. A North Korean military RESPONSIBLE called, told KCNA, the "psychological warfare" the actions taken by Seoul against the communist regime in Pyongyang and warned of possible attacks.

Gadhafi's son admits desire for change in Libya

Saif al Islam, a son of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, acknowledged Saturday in an interview with Al Arabiya television that there is "an inner will to change" in Libya, but said that the protesters are being manipulated and that the situation was "excellent" most of the country. "The situation in the three quarters of the country, ie half the population is normal (...) excellent", Saif al-Islam said in an interview released on the twelfth day of an unprecedented popular revolt against the regime of Col.

The protest was revived in the Maghreb

The Maghreb lived on Saturday a day with demonstrations in Algiers in several cities in Morocco and Tunisia, where clashes between youths and security forces resulted in three dead and nine wounded hospitalized from the first, according to an Interior Ministry statement collected by the official news agency TAP.

Young people took to the streets in Tunis for the second consecutive day, on Friday, some 100,000 demonstrators gathered outside government headquarters, demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Mohamed Ghanuchi, and his team, which feared that "hijacking revolution "that toppled Zine el Abidine Ben Ali.

In New York conil Wisconsin

Seemed to spring yesterday in New York. End temperatures above zero were good allies of the event in support of workers in Wisconsin and their legal battle against a shameful measure of the state government, which aims to wipe out those "privileges" and, thanks to decades of union negotiations, they've allowed a more dignified life.

For weeks, the battle in Wisconsin does not shut down and the demonstrators, now coordinated by groups of volunteers from all over the country, are growing in number so that on Saturday, gave rise to one of the most massive protests in decades. The battle for workers who may be forced, inter alia, to pay more money for health care, currently borne by the employer, is supported by the majority of the public so that the protesters are being offered, from ordinary citizens, beds and food.

Côte d'Ivoire: firefight in the capital, Yamoussoukro

Hitherto relatively untouched by the violence, the Ivorian political capital, Yamoussoukro (center), was the scene of firefights in the night from Thursday to Friday, between the security forces loyal to the outgoing president, Lawrence Gbagbo, and the residents of Dioulabougou favorable to Alassane Ouattara, witnesses said.

Patrols Defense Forces and Security (FDS) loyal to Gbagbo came under gunfire during the night in this neighborhood. Exchanges of gunfire ensued between both sides until about 7 pm (local time). A local journalist said that sporadic gunfire was still heard around 8 hours. On the outskirts of Yamoussoukro, the military school was Friday morning Zambakro "on alert" after the incidents.

Three dead in battle in Tunisia clash in Cairo, the military an apology

While the eyes of the world are on Libya, new tensions are now also reported in two other hot spots where the revolt started in North Africa: Egypt clashes (but with the army later apologized to the protesters) and above all a battle in the streets of Tunis, with three deaths. Tunisia. In Tunis, the protesters have waged a four-hour battle with police that ended with a budget of three deaths and hundreds of arrests.

Afghanistan: U.S. army is strategically important valley on

The army leadership once called the region of vital importance, but now that U.S. troops pull out of the Pech Valley back in Afghanistan. The local military must now fight alone against the Taliban - a serious stress test. The United States defended the move as part of its new anti-terror strategy - but in the Afghan army makes the decision for concern: the Americans in the Pech Valley of Kunar Province in the east of the country have left a valley Years ago they called a key region in the fight against Taliban and al-Qaida.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

The OMN sultn to reform the government to avoid protests

The Sultan of Oman, Qaboos bin Said, has reshuffled his cabinet ministers changed to six a week after the demonstration which called for political reforms, which is unusual in Oman, where political parties are banned. The relay involves six ministries, namely the portfolio of Trade and Industry, Government, Education, Environment, Transport and Tourism.

The Sultan has been reported that the refurbishment was carried out by the "public interest" without giving further details, according to the agency ONA reported. Meanwhile, pressure continues on the street. About 500 demonstrators have broken several traffic lights and blocked traffic in the city of Sohar, north of the Gulf of Oman.

The economic and financial issues of Arab revolts

Why then have we seen a surge of 20%? The psychological aspect and lack of knowledge of these fundamental economic realities, but also speculation partly explain this sudden increase.

Egyptian demonstrators Tahrir again last night after riots

.- Hundreds of protesters again occupied the central Tahrir Square today after they were expelled by force last night in a riot with military police authorities promised they would not repeat. Carrying banners and flags to half this afternoon were hundreds of people that had settled there, the epicenter of public protests forced the February 11 resignation of President Hosni Mubarak.

"Sitting up to topple the regime of truth" and "That fall, dropping the regime," the posters said two protesters who were gathering in a circle of grass that occupies the center of the plaza, as could verify Efe This focus is part of attempts to speed up reforms after Mubarak's resignation and change the government.

The leader returns to Bahrin chi pardoned by King

"Dialogue and promises are not enough. We need to see concrete progress," said Hasan Mushaimaa upon arrival to Bahrain from exile, concerning the invitation of King Hamad. The leader of the opposition group Haq was on trial for attempting to overthrow the monarchy and forgiveness is one of the concessions from the monarch to pro-democracy movement that has put his government against the strings.

The Beginning of the End

The popular uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Algeria, Morocco, Bahrain marked the beginning of the end of the American Empire, and Western Europe, in those regions. Since they won the Second World War the United States, despite all their fine words about democracy, supported the most infamous dictators, corrupt and bloodthirsty, as long as they did the comfortable, when they are not directly instigated the military coup.

The social network LinkedIn blocked in China

After the vector pro-democracy campaign in a line inspired by the "jasmine revolution" of Tunisia, the American site LinkedIn, a professional social network on the Internet, announced Friday, February 25 to be inaccessible within China. "It seems to be part of an operation (censorship) is wider now underway in China and also for other sites," said Hani Durzy, spokesman for the company.

A call over the Internet, inspired by the protests in the Arab world, invited the Chinese to gather every Sunday in thirteen cities to demand more open government and freedom of expression. "I'm pretty sure that [LinkedIn] has been blocked because it contained a lot of messages on invitations to events," said Jeremy Goldkorn, editor of the news website Danwei, which is also blocked by the censors.

Gaddafi's weapons: jets, tanks, soldiers

Ever since Muammar al-Gaddafi staged a coup in 1969 in Libya to power, he has expanded his country into a regional military power. Besides its own armed forces occupied the despot and 2500 mercenaries. With a population of around 6.3 million in the state has more than 100,000 weapons. The Libyan armed forces have a workforce of some 76,000 men 50 000 of them serve in the army (half of whom are conscripts).

Gadhafi is prepared to quell protests

Residents of Tripoli on Saturday were preparing for bloody battles against the threat of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi of arming civilians to defeat the popular rebellion, which controls the oil-rich east and threatens to overthrow the Libyan regime after four decades in power. Clashes continued on Saturday in Libya and Moammar Gadhafi opponents, who controlled the oil-rich east, and supporters of the Libyan leader, who maintained control of Tripoli.

The UN accelerates its efforts to isolate Qaddafi

Moved by a new sense of urgency, the major powers accelerate their efforts to secure immediate approval in the Security Council the UN of a package of punitive measures that demonstrate the isolation of Muammar Gaddafi and the risk of facing a future of international justice. This initiative, although very valuable in moral terms, little can be done to stop instantaneously the brutal repression unleashed against the population that has risen against the regime.

Berlusconi: "Gaddafi loses control" C-130 had to abandon the mission

It 'been a day of apparent calm that passed today in Libya. Except for the shooting of demonstrators in Sabratha, near the border with Tunisia, which cost the wounding of several protesters from the country in the throes of civil war are not leaked reports of new clashes and battles between insurgents and militias loyal to leader Muammar Gaddafi .

The situation would, however, continuing to slowly escape the hands of the regime. "I have news for a few minutes ago and it seems that Gaddafi in Libya no longer watch the situation," Silvio Berlusconi announced this morning speaking at the Congress of Pri. In the afternoon the prime minister was then an exchange of views on the phone with UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon.

Tunisian expected recovery of tourism after riot

.- Within the walls of the medina market, a major attraction in the resort of Hammamet in Tunisia, Hafedh Alouini prepares his post waiting for a customer. "I have not sold anything in almost three weeks," he says, while a handful of other market vendors sunbathers smoke cigarettes and leaning against the stone walls of the medina.

"No tourists. We're just waiting," he added. The tourism industry in Tunisia, the largest source of hard currency the country in North Africa, has stopped dead since a popular uprising last month forced the flight of President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali and several riots broke out more the Arab world.

Libya, Tripoli relative calm, but a few miles you are shooting at insurgents and emigrants

Tripoli woke up in an atmosphere of relative calm, but a few miles you continue to fire on the insurgents. The security forces of the Libyan regime of Muammar Gaddafi, in fact, some have attacked rebel groups in the streets of the town of al-Zawiyah which is located 30 kilometers west of Libyan capital.

According to reports from the NGO Human Rights Watch soldiers opened fire on the insurgents and against a group of Egyptians who had recently arrived in the city. In the squares and streets of Tripoli for now there are no acts of guerrilla warfare. But according to the Arabic television al-Jazeera, a group of activists in the city is creating a coordination by all opposition groups in the country, first of all the rebel groups that control the city of Benghazi and Cyrenaica.

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Merkel stressed the importance of cooperation with North African

.- German Chancellor Angela Merkel stressed the importance of economic cooperation with North Africa and development aid defined in that region as one of the challenges in the coming years. Merkel, in his regular video messages of the weekend, noted that the average age in the countries of the region is 25 years and all those people looking for something that gives them hope.

"Those people looking for hope, looking for work, looking for social security. All this will only happen if we help to create strong social structures that work," said Merkel. "This is a new and important task of development cooperation," the chancellor. Merkel stressed that economic cooperation and development assistance also responds to German and European interests, and added: "We too want to live in a world where there is more stable democratic structures" and not lead people to flee their countries to seek asylum elsewhere.

IVF, the British like the Italians

"Sometimes nature needs a hand." Ironically, the second edition of the European clinics for assisted reproduction, which was held right here in London at the end of 2010, promoted the slogan and the British government was preparing to cancel the service from the public health system. A cut made in silence, which is part of a larger political design adopted in the name of un'austerity that is impacting very heavily on the British welfare.

The UN and NATO will consider sanctions against Libya

The international community is moving increasingly towards sanctions against Libya. The Security Council of the United Nations, which meets on Friday will consider a draft resolution from Paris and London. The text proposes "a total embargo on arms," "sanctions," and "referral to the ICC [International Criminal Court] for crimes against humanity," said the French foreign minister, Michele Alliot-Marie on France Info.

Berlusconi believes that Moammar Gadhafi no longer controls the situation in Libya

.- The Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi expressed his impression that Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi no longer controls the situation in his country and expressed concern about a future full of unknowns serious "potential Islamic fundamentalist regimes near Italy. During a conference in Rome Italian Republican Party (PRI), the Italian chief executive on Saturday appealed to both Europe and the West will not remain as mere spectators "of what happens in North Africa.

Libya signed the sanctions Obama: "Ready for anything." La Russa: "Pending the Treaty"

On Libya, the Italian Government announced the suspension of the treaty with Libya. It 's a La Russa concerned to communicate immediately and that puts the hands forward on exodus of migrants expected Libyans on our shores. "Italy - said the defense minister - must not be left alone due to the selfishness of northern Europe, should also be made of the emergency load.

Words that follow those of the prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi, "if we all agree we can stop the bloodshed and support the Libyan people - said interviews with the Republican Congress of Italian - Italy Europe can not remain spectators. What is happening in Libya is very serious. We must act.

Libya: accelerating evacuations

An exodus is under way now in Libya, the tenth day of the uprising against the regime of Muammar Gaddafi. Many countries have indeed accelerated, Thursday, February 24, evacuation by air, sea and land of their nationals. Thousands of Chinese workers in railway construction, oil and telecommunications have docked in the port of Heraklion on the Greek island of Crete, during a massive operation launched by the China Sea with ferry Greek.

Insurgents control most of Libya's oil region

Protests against Moammar Gadhafi, Libya's leader, not limited to demonstrations in the streets. The opponents know that the oil depends much of the African economy, and therefore made an announcement yesterday: they control the majority of oil wells. A situation that worries the international markets because as a result of the Libyan crisis, the price per barrel in the international market soared to 120 dollars, its highest price since 2008.

Welcome to London, but watch out for scams

One of the first problems to be addressed when it comes to this island is the search for an apartment and a number of occasions I have been asked for advice on how best to tackle the situation. The solutions are in fact different: reliance on friends to see real estate agencies, from the groom to contact Internet sites ad agencies that help new immigrants find a room and a first job in the capital.

The noose is tightening around Gaddafi, who continues to denigrate the movement

While the protest movement is close to Tripoli, Muammar Gaddafi has made his second speech since the beginning of the revolt by telephone, without appearing on screen in an attempt to discredit the movement. "They have 17 years. They get the pills at night, they put hallucinogenic substances in their drinks, their milk, coffee, Nescafe them," said Gaddafi, who has lost control of much of his country.

Moscow, explosion at the mall bomber died, no other victim

MOSCOW - A man detonated a grenade in a shopping center in Moscow killed while remaining himself. At the time there would be no other injuries or casualties. These are the first reports coming from the Russian capital on the explosion of which has become the protagonist a bomber whose names remain, as yet, unknown.

Refinery closed by insurgent attack in Iraq

.- Militants attacked and caused the closure of Iraq's largest refinery on Saturday, killing four workers after placing a series of bombs that started a fire, officials said. The rebels planted the bombs in the production units of kerosene and benzene in the refinery in the town of Baiji, a former al Qaeda stronghold about 180 kilometers north of Baghdad, said Ahmed al-Jubouri governor.

"The refinery has been shut down completely," the governor told Reuters. "It'sa great loss for the country. All Iraqi cities depend on their production," he said. Oil Minister Abdul-Kareem Luaibi said the "terrorist attack" just hit a production unit which was under maintenance and the remaining units were not damaged.

A suicide attack in northern Afghanistan kills three

.- Three civilians were killed and 36 others were injured, six of them seriously, in a suicide attack on a sports field in the northern province of Faryab, an official source. The incident occurred when a suicide bomber detonated 16 years carrying the load in the middle of a game of "buskashi" (show in which you kill a goat and horse riders on the need to launch within a circle) in the desert Faizabad, told Efe the provincial governor's spokesman, Ahmad Jawid Bedar.

Gbagbo night curfew decreed the weekend

.- A ceasefire was in place for night weekend in Ivory Coast, according to a decree of outgoing President Laurent Gbagbo, as the country plunged into violence for a week. Laurent Gbagbo's government controls only half of the country since the failed coup of 2002. The north is in the hands of the allies of Alassane Ouattara, head of state recognized by the international community since the November election.

Pressure on Gaddafi: West plans rapid sanctions against Libya

Europe and the U.S. is doing now seriously in the punishment of the Gaddafi regime. NATO and the EU consult on sanctions, the UN Security Council meets in special session. Guido Westerwelle calls for an arms embargo and a travel ban on EU-Gaddafi and his family. The international community will increase pressure on Muammar al-Gaddafi: The EU is planning a number of sanctions against Libya - including accounts are locked and the right to travel be restricted.

Gaddafi fights the opponents of the regime

The ruler is driven into a corner: Gaddafi loyalists and opponents of the regime in Tripoli now struggling for power. In a speech to the despot called armed struggle against the insurgents. The UN is considering severe sanctions against Libya. The day's events in minute protocol. Muammar al-Gaddafi is ready to fight.

The Libyan authorities showed for the first time since the outbreak of serious unrest last week in front of hundreds of public supporters. "We can defend against any attack and arm the people, if necessary," he said during his surprise appearance at the Green Square in the capital. He called on his followers to fight and kill protesting opponents of the regime.

Dear La Russa, that's what I would do to Tripoli

In this terrible time for Libya burns me they can not do anything to directly intervene in defense of the people being massacred. To quell my anger, I started to think what could I do if I were Russia, which also is my cousin ... And I said, the riots of the Maghreb have drawn great strength from the use of the Internet, and that the cunning of Gaddafi ' felt and cut the connections.

I asked Arab friends and I have confirmed that the communications are from Tripoli difficoltosissime. Then I asked myself, could not make the connection to the inhabitants of Tripoli? Something like wireless, Wi Fi, Wi Max, Vsat. So I phoned a company that specializes in and asked what it would cost to give me internet access to 20,000 people in Tripoli (the computers we have them).

Libya: "They left the wounded dying in the streets"

''Day of Wrath''in Iraq kills 12

Thousands of people protested outside government buildings and clashed with security forces in several cities around the country, during clashes that left 12 dead in violent protests over Iraq since the political unrest began to spread throughout the Arab world. The crowd protested against corruption and lack of basic services to march through the streets of major cities in the country, in what they called the "Day of Wrath." More than 100 people were injured in the incidents against the government of Nuri al-Maliki in different parts of the country, including Baghdad.

Canada says it is ready to apply sanctions against the Libyan regime

.- The Canadian Government said today that it is ready to take sanctions against the Libyan regime, for what he described as "incredible violations of human rights" and called for those responsible for atrocities are brought to justice. The Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said during a televised speech that although Canada's top priority is the evacuation of its citizens stranded in Libya, is "preparing the next steps and actions to take." According to Harper, "the Libyan regime's actions are totally outrageous." "We condemn the brutal attacks and asked the Libyan regime to cease the use of force against its citizens.

Berlusconi: "Gaddafi has no longer control the situation"

Italy, one of the countries that maintains business interests with Libya's Muammar Gaddafi (the first trading partner of the regime and had about 180 companies operating in the North African country), continues with anxiety the news coming from former colony. Silvio Berlusconi said today that "Gaddafi is losing support and seems no longer has control of the situation." That impression was confirmed and enhanced by Foad Aodi, president of the Arab Community in Italy (CO-MAI), which has stated that the Libyan colonel "only Bab el control and Zizi, the neighborhood where their strength and where it has refugee.

Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, already longing for the 'cap'

Jump caps in North Africa and the Arab world, perhaps from the Mediterranean to the Gulf. Jump caps of dictators and autocrats in the West, not only Italy, was short-sighted friend to the end, because it protected him from the risks of terrorism and fundamentalism and guaranteed energy supplies. And here we are now more than ever Maramaldo to praise the fallen, contrary to the overthrow by the people, by Ben Ali first, then Mubarak, Gaddafi today, tomorrow, who knows, the same people who, until the day before their misfortune, we had received with many honors in our buildings, we had left to plant the tents in our public gardens and teaching catechism to our 'virgin'.

Zaouiyah to deadly clashes, 50 km from Tripoli

Zaouiyah City, located 50 km west of Tripoli was the scene of violent clashes Thursday, January 24. According to the paper's website Kourin, Libyan media rarely cover in detail the revolt, at least ten people were killed and dozens wounded. But the toll could be heavier because the intensity of the fighting prevented the delivery of victims to hospitals.

Witnesses reported gunfire from heavy weapons and scenes of chaos in the city, which seems to have become the main issue of the uprising on Thursday. Zaouiyah on the Mediterranean coast, lies on the main road linking the Tunisian border to Tripoli, the capital. It houses including an oil terminal.

Abortion, the Pope's warning to doctors "protect women from deception"

CITY 'OF THE VATICAN - "The woman is often convinced, sometimes by the same doctors, that abortion is a choice not only morally permissible, but even a duty to act' therapeutic 'to avoid suffering to the child and his family, and a unfair burden to society. " He said Pope Benedict XVI received in audience the participants in the XVII General Assembly of the Pontifical Academy for Life.

But doctors said the Pope, "may not diminish the serious task of defending deceit consciousness of many women who believe in abortion to find the solution to family difficulties, economic, social, or health problems of their child ". For this task, the Pope must not only of doctors and medical staff: "It 's the whole of society must be put to defend the right to life of the unborn and the true welfare of the woman who never, under any circumstances, can find realization in the choice of abortion.

Political protests in Yemen leaves one dead

.- At least one person was killed today in Yemen and another 17 injured when a protest police repression in the south, as part of new events that occurred in different cities and against the regime of president, Ali Abdullah Saleh. Medical sources and witnesses told Efe that the victims were in the port city of Aden, where police used firearms and other riot to quell opposition protests.

Among the wounded were a child, the sources added. In the capital, meanwhile, a protest against the regime of Saleh met today to 20,000 people at the University of Sana'a, Yemen's most important and that is the scene of demonstrations since Jan. 27, according to Efe found. The protesters chanted slogans such concentrations common, including "The people want the resignation of the president" and "Let go, let go." In contrast, in Tahrir Square in the center of the capital, gathered nearly 50,000 supporters of the ruling.

Tens of thousands of protesters insist on calling for reform in Bahrain

.- Tens of thousands of protesters demonstrated today in the capital of Bahrain to insist on the need to adopt political reforms as part of protests that have been developed since 14 February. The protesters, from different points of the capital and surrounding areas gathered in the square Lulu, the epicenter of political protest to demand the resignation of the government, among other demands.

Gadhafi's son hopes to achieve a ceasefire in Libya