Sunday, January 30, 2011

Revolt in Egypt: The demonstrators did not give up

The demonstrators in Egypt did not give up, form up again for new protests. Hardly anyone takes the reform offers the President seriously. The Army in Cairo to look and not intervene. The tracks of the night battle of the "Liberation Square in central Cairo, the next morning obvious. Burned-out police vehicles obstruct traffic on the Nilbrücken, "Down with Mubarak!", Numerous call graffiti on the walls of buildings and walls, a protester with a captured police helmet shaped the exuberant victory sign.

Attack from Moscow: Russian investigators identify airport Attentter

A 20-year-old suicide bomber from the North Caucasus has perpetrated the attack on the Moscow Domodedovo airport - to this result are Russian investigators arrived. The man reportedly wanted her to kill, especially foreigners. The attack in Moscow's Domodedovo airport is largely informed by Russian intelligence investigators: The suicide bomber is thus a 20-year-old from the North Caucasus.

Response to unrest in Egypt, America's difficult to say goodbye to Mubarak

Egypt is one of the closest U.S. allies, America has supported the government in Cairo billion - the discontent of the masses, but Obama can no longer ignore. So far he has had no overt pressure on Hosni Mubarak. When this strategy tips? It is one of those days that could have been used to be called "CNN-day" when the news station almost single-handedly claimed the global agenda.

Every minute the rigid members of the White House to the TV screens and watch the riots in the streets of Cairo. The briefings of the President address only one subject: the pictures from Egypt. Late in the evening to throw Barack Obama nor his agenda and appears on the "State Dining Room of the White House before the press.

Revolt in Egypt: Mubarak battles against his downfall

But the Egyptians are not taken to the streets: Shortly after midnight, the longtime ruler Hosni Mubarak promised in a television address reforms and a new government. He wants to remain head of state - the demonstrators responded immediately: "We do not want him anymore!" Cairo - No, he did not understand, so went this Friday tens of thousands, perhaps hundreds of thousands of malcontents on the road and hours of street battles with police.

Revolt in Egypt: Mubarak clings to power

Hundreds of thousands of protesters fighting for his fall, but Egypt's president does not want soft: in a night television address, he defended the brutality of its security forces, which claimed several lives. He announced to remain in office to replace his government - and reforms. For days he had been silent - now has Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak expressed the first time.

The state television aired a speech from the president. Mubarak promises reforms: he urged the Cabinet to resign and wants to appoint a new government on Saturday. He also assured the Egyptians more democracy and greater efforts to combat high youth unemployment. "We keep what we have achieved and we build it," he added.

Mass protests: "The people want to overthrow the system"

With armored vehicles, the army has moved into the center of Cairo, the police have verln at key points of the city to control at times. The protesters cheered the soldiers - they hope that the military could become their allies. The army has been driven in the streets of Cairo. Buildings burn, armored vehicles rolling through the city, they stand before the Parliament, and the building of state television.

Wikileaks: Mubarak seen by Americans

On May 19, 2009, the United States Embassy in Cairo draws a portrait of President Hosni Mubarak on the eve of a trip the Rats in Washington in a diplomatic telegram revealed by Wikileaks and accessed by Le Monde. Scheduled for late May, the visit will take place, finally, in August, due to the death of a grand-son of Mubarak.

Rais hoped the delicate turn a page on US-Egyptian in favor of the election of Barack Obama to the White House. These expectations will be crowned when the U.S. president will decide in Cairo, June 4, 2009, speech to the attention of Arab and Muslim world. "This is a realistic and true experienced an innate conservative and cautious has little time for idealistic goals.

Demonstrations in Egypt resulting in looting

Cairenes filed several homes and provided organized neighborhood guards with guns, clubs and knives on Saturday when widespread looting in the capital, despite the deployment of army troops to restore order. Residents reported that gangs of youths, some of them on mopeds, roamed the streets looting supermarkets, malls and shops.

Some of the bands came to the residential areas in the suburbs where they broke into some houses and luxury apartments. In the center of the city and some suburbs could hear gunfire. The situation went out so the evening of Saturday the army deployed reinforcements to the city to restore order and prevent looting, state television said.

The protests in Cairo

Ask former President Zedillo to intervene in Egypt

.- Former Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo today called on the international community not to intervene in the crisis in Egypt, and expressed his hope that there will be a peaceful transition in that country.''This problem will have to solve the Egyptians. It is up to them to build a new democracy, hopefully peacefully,''Zedillo said in a speech in the framework of the World Economic Forum 41.

Egypt: the government resigned, protests resume

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62 people die in two days of violence in Egypt

At least 62 people have died in all of Egypt in the massive protests against the regime of the past two days, authorities said on Saturday security. In addition, about two thousand people were injured in demonstrations in which citizens' groups fought violently with police on several occasions. The figures include both civilian casualties as security forces, officials who requested anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the press.

The deputy chief of Mubarak a mediator between Israel and Palestinians

CAIRO - General Omar Suleiman, a number of the powerful Egyptian intelligence since the early nineties, is the man who could take the reins of power in Egypt. In the midst of crisis and protests against Hosni Mubarak, the news of his appointment to the vice-presidency means that, if necessary, he will replace Saddam.

If Suez protesters defying a curfew celebrated in the square shortly after the protest broke out in Cairo against the Egyptian head of external services. Unlike previous leaders of the intelligence services, Suleiman is known on the international political scene for his commitment, since 2000, after the outbreak of the Second Intifada, in the difficult mediation between Palestinian factions and between Palestinian groups and Israel.

Egypt: Mubarak dismiss the government, protesters converge in Cairo

Hundreds of protesters gathered early Saturday 29 January, the streets of central Cairo to demand the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak, chanting "emerges, emerges. Tahir on the spot, these "hundreds" of Egyptians are supervised by the army that is deployed en masse. Furthermore, mobile services were partially restored in the country.

Friday as protests and violence continued throughout the day, killing at least 20 dead and over 1,000 wounded in the country), Mubarak spoke on national television during the night. Ago announced he had asked the Egyptian government "to resign" on Saturday before the formation of a new cabinet, and promised democratic reforms.

Egyptian Government's future rests with Shafiq Ahmed

Gen. Ahmed Shafiq, until now Civil Aviation Minister, met today with the task of forming a new government in Egypt, public television reported. Replaced in office Shafiq Ahmed Nazif, who resigned at the request of President Hosni Mubarak. General Shafiq became the second military in the last hours of the State assumes great responsibilities.

The other figure is General Omar Suleiman, who was appointed Vice President. The appointments come amid a sharp deterioration in public security in Cairo and other cities in the heat of the demonstrations have been dragging on Tuesday and intensified yesterday, Friday. Mubarak, in his first address to the nation since the protests erupted shortly after midnight last announced that he had decided to replace the government and appoint another now assume new functions.

Iran hanged for drug Dutch The Hague freezes ties with Tehran

TEHRAN - "A drug dealer named Sahra Bahrami (...), convicted of having sold and possessed drugs was hanged Saturday morning." So the regime in Tehran announced on the website of the national TV execution, by hanging, Zahra Bahrami, 46, a woman with dual Iranian and Dutch citizenship. He had been arrested in anti-government demonstrations of 2009 and then sentenced to death for drug trafficking.

Support outside of Egypt

Support rallies were held outside the borders of Egypt. In Tunisia, where the "jasmine revolution" and the fall of the regime of Ben Ali has shown the way to the Egyptian protest, a rally was held outside the Egyptian embassy in solidarity. "We are in solidarity with the Egyptian people (...). We were lucky and daring to overthrow the regime, they want the same thing," proclaimed the demonstrators.

Five hundred people demonstrated in the policing of Tunisia

.- Five hundred people demonstrated today in the center of Tunis to denounce the eviction yesterday riot forces of the Plaza of the Government of Tunisia, where several thousand people calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Mohamed Ganuchi. "This is a reaction to yesterday's police crackdown. The new Government has shown its face repressor," Efe said one of the marchers Abed Ali al-Din, a university student.

Attack in Kandahar killed the deputy governor

KABUL - The deputy governor of Kandahar province in southern Afghanistan, and 'was killed in a suicide bombing. The deputy governor Abdul Latif Ashna''- said Tooryalai Wesa, governor of Kandahar - had just left home and headed for the office when a suicide bomber on a motorcycle blew himself up near his vehicle.'' One of his bodyguards and his driver were wounded as well as two passers-by.

A fifth person was taken to hospital. This''- said the governor - and 'the work of enemies of Afghanistan, the Taliban, killing those who are working for the future of Afghanistan, to rebuild the country.'' A Taliban spokesman, Yousuf Ahmadi, claimed responsibility 'of the attack.

Violent clashes between demonstrators and security forces

The UA will form a commission to resolve the crisis in Ivory Coast

.- The African Union (AU) will form a commission to resolve the political crisis in Ivory Coast, where both Alassane Ouattara and Laurent Gbagbo, both presidential candidates in the elections on Nov. 28, has been sworn in as chief State. According to pan-African body, the commission will start work in 48 hours, will consist of five regional representatives and must be approved by the leaders attending the next 30 to 31 January at the Sixteenth Summit of the African Union.

Davos, tension in the streets clashes between police and demonstrators

DAVOS (Switzerland) - Violent clashes between police and demonstrators in Davos to demonstrate against the summit of the 'elite' political and economic world, the World Economic Forum, held each year in the Swiss town. About a hundred people began throwing bottles at the security since the beginning of the Forum is massively distributed throughout the town of Grisons.

The police responded by using three water cannons against the protesters managed to contain the demonstrators march to the Congress Center. The group of protesters, a group of anarchists in Switzerland, had gathered at the station in Davos with flags and banners that read "Down with capitalism", "Stop the erosion of wages," to march to the Palace of Congresses where it carry out the work of the Forum.

Washington ready to review its aid to Egypt

After several days of awkward silence, the White House has said, Friday, January 28, "very concerned" about the situation in Egypt, taking the measure of the increase happened among his closest ally in the Arab world. "Very concerned about Egypt. The government must respect the rights of Egyptians and restart social networks and the Internet," he wrote on his Twitter Robert Gibbs, spokesman for Barack Obama.

Dutch citizen executed after a conviction for drug

TEHRAN - Sahra Bahrami, an Iranian with a Dutch passport, was executed this morning following a conviction for possession and selling drugs. The sentence was executed by hanging, said in a press office of the Prosecutor of Tehran. The Dutch government has summoned the Iranian ambassador to ask him for clarification on the implementation of women.

On 5 January, the Netherlands had requested "clarification" on Iran, expressing "concern" over the affair. The woman, 46, was sentenced to death on Jan. 2, after being arrested in December 2009 for taking part in a procession of the opposition. According to the International human rights organization Human Rights Campaign for the charges against him were a political frame.

Jordanians demonstrate peacefully against the cost of living

Parallel events in Tunisia and Egypt, the Jordanians appear regularly for several weeks in protest against the high cost of living and the government's economic policy. Friday in Amman, the capital, they have once again demanded a change of government and reform.

Ministers are appointed independent Tunisian Government

Riot forces forcibly evicted protesters who, despite the departure of the ministers of the old regime of the transitional government, also require that leave the Tunisian Prime Minister Mohamed Ghanuchi, and the final break with the past. About three thousand demonstrators arrived in the most deprived areas of central and southern Mexico were in the Plaza of the Government demanding more reforms, while the rest of the city gradually returned to normal.

Wikileaks: "The U.S. is in contact with the rebels" and check the "manual of the protest"

ROME - A secret diplomatic documents published by Wikileaks reveal that the United States, while supporting the Mubarak government in Egypt, at least three years secretly supporting some of the dissidents who were behind the revolt of the square in recent days. According to the dispatch, the decision was part of a plan to promote a "regime change" in favor of democracy in Cairo in 2011.

Since 2008, the U.S. would work in secret and then the deposition of the Egyptian president. The U.S. is behind the uprising. The document is the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, dating back to December 30, 2008, and was taken by the British newspaper The Telegraph. In it, the ambassador, Margaret Scobey, said that a "young dissident Egyptian movement" April 6, whose name is omitted, was helped by the same embassy to attend a meeting of dissidents in Washington, the summit " Alliance of Youth Movements.

At least 20 killed in protests in Egypt

For the fourth consecutive day, Egyptians took to the streets to demand the departure of President Hosni Mubarak, 82 years in office for three decades. Tens of thousands of people marched in most major cities after Friday prayers, responding to the call of the Movement of 6-April, a group of young pro-democracy.

These demonstrations were harshly repressed in As of the day, but did not prevent the gatherings continue late into the evening in Cairo and other cities. Hosni Mubarak, silent for four days, spoke on the night of Friday to Saturday, promising a new government and reforms. At least 20 dead and more than 1000 injured Friday evening, medical sources struck a balance of 13 dead and 75 injured during clashes between demonstrators and security forces for the single city of Suez, east of Cairo .

Mandela continue medical treatment at home

Former South African president Nelson Mandela was discharged and left the hospital after being treated for an acute respiratory infection. Mandela, 92, was admitted to hospital on Wednesday. The admission sparked fears about the health of the icon of the struggle against apartheid, which was the first black president of South Africa and is revered inside and outside the country as a symbol of reconciliation and hope.

The Government of Dilma Rousseff investigate torture in jails

The president Dilma Rousseff, tortured during the military dictatorship, has given the green light to the Government for investigation of torture against ordinary prisoners in all prisons. Through Human Rights Minister, Maria do Rosario, the government will send to Congress a project for the creation of a special commission in this regard.

It will consist of 11 members, among which include physicians, psychologists, sociologists and social workers with full power to enter prisons without permission from the prison authorities in response to complaints from the prisoners or anonymous. The fact is unprecedented in a country still discussing the revision of the amnesty law for crimes of the dictatorship and the possibility to punish those who tortured political combatants.

"Enough with the celibacy of priests" The appeal of the young Ratzinger

BERLIN - Forty years ago, Joseph Ratzinger put into question the obligation of celibacy for Catholic priests. He did so in a confidential letter, written along with eight other distinguished young theologians and then sent to the German Bishops' Conference. The man who now appears to be a conservative pope, a staunch defender of tradition, orthodoxy and dogma, then asked to consider the possibilities of allowing priests a normal sex life and the construction of a family.

Egypt avalanche effect of the Maghreb

The sands of popular anger Egyptian Sphinxes are flooding the scheme. The individual grains that form the Egyptian people no longer hold the weight of Mubarak and his power. It's unbearable now monuments of the property and the government seem to slip more and more likely to be swallowed by the sands of history.

What diplomacy and international politics has never been able (and has not really ever want to) do, is going through the drives from the bottom, from individuals whose anger has condensed on the move under the pressure of necessity: the growth prices and, consequently, of hunger, leading to the individual revolt (the many unemployed young people, or almost, that you are on fire from Algeria to Yemen, through Egypt as a witness to the fact the writer has al-Aswani) and then to the general rule.

Recovery: the U.S. economy erases losses

Driven by rising consumption, growth has strengthened the United States in 2010, allowing the gross domestic product (GDP) to return to its pre-crisis, according to official figures released Friday by the growth Washington. Over the whole year, GDP in the world's largest economy grew 2.9% over 2009, reaching 14 660 200 000 000 dollars.

The gross domestic product has met its losses of the recession in December 2007-June 2009 because he had stagnated in 2008 before declining by 2.6% in 2009. Economic growth accelerated sharply in the fourth quarter due to household consumption and exports, primarily, but also business investment.

Egyptians flooded his country with cries of democracy

At least 29 people have died in the cities of Cairo and Suez by political protests demanding an end to the regime of President Hosni Mubarak who called for the resignation of his ministers and pledged the total renovation of the office no later than today. The demonstrations that erupted Tuesday and intensified yesterday, were called by opposition groups, first to demand political reforms and in recent days to ask directly to renounce the Egyptian president, in power since 1981.

Afghanistan: Many dead in suicide attack in Kabul

The suicide bomber fired first round, then he blew himself up in the air: The attack in the Afghan capital Kabul killed at least nine people - including a child and three women. Kabul - The bomber struck in the middle to secure the hard diplomatic quarter of the Afghan capital of Kabul. He opened a supermarket in the first fire, then he blew himself up in the air.

At least nine people were killed. Police spokesman Haschmat Staniksai, said that among the victims were three foreign women. Their nationality was unclear. According to initial findings of the Foreign Office no Germans were involved. The chief investigator of the Kabul criminal investigation, Mohammad Zahir, said that a six year old child had been killed.

Russia claims to have identified the bomber at the airport Domoddovo

The Research Committee of the Russian Federation (number) ensures the identity of the perpetrator of the attack that killed 35 people on 24 January at the Domodedovo International Airport, the largest in the country. The bomber was a 20-year-old from the northern Caucasus, as CIFR spokesman said Vladimir Markin.

He declined, however, to name the suspected terrorist to be moving the operation to arrest the organizers and accomplices of the act. The attack, he said, "did not happen by chance" in the international arrivals area, as it was directed mainly against foreigners. At Domodedovo, more than 180 people were injured and of those, more than 120, had to be hospitalized.

Cairo, 50 thousand in the square: "Mubarak away" more than 100 deaths so far, is to challenge curfew

CAIRO - Egypt is on fire. Not only figuratively. According to reports from Al Jazeera TV, the headquarters of the National Democratic Party of President Hosni Mubrak, located in Cairo, near the Egyptian National Museum, was set on fire. I am also running battles between protesters and security forces to the Interior Ministry.

Despite the curfew imposed by the armed forces, tens of thousands of people were in the streets demanding President Mubarak to leave power. There were moments of tension, with attacks on ministries to repel bullets by police, but overall the incidents between police and protesters appear to have been limited.

Egypt, Wikileaks: "From a secret U.S. support leaders facing"

The United States, while supporting the allied government of Hosni Mubarak, at least three years secretly supporting dissidents who were behind the revolt of the square in recent days as part of a plan to promote a "regime change" in favor of democracy in Cairo in 2011: what is revealed today the site of the British newspaper The Telegraph, quoting a secret diplomatic documents published by Wikileaks site.

Paraguay recognizes Palestinian state

Paraguay has recognized, Friday, January 28, Palestine as a "free and independent state" within the borders of 1967, announced the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country, following the lead of eight other South American countries including Brazil and Argentina. One hundred States already recognized Palestine in the world, mostly from the years that followed the declaration of "independence" was proclaimed in 1988.

Already more than 100 dead during protests in Egypt

At least 102 people have died (33 of them this Saturday) in five days of protests against the government, said security and medical sources. Ten deaths were noted around the town of Beni Sueif, 140 km south of Cairo, where he added 22 dead since the protesters tried to burn a police station, witnesses said.

The previous balance was 92 killed in protests that began on Tuesday. Three other people died on Saturday in Cairo, three in Rafah on the border with Gaza, and five in Ismailia, on the western bank of the Suez Canal. Other 62 people were killed Friday, 35 of them in Cairo, the daily protests for regime change in the most populous Arab country in the world.

Black Friday in Indonesia

A ferry carrying hundreds of passengers caught fire as it traveled about three miles from the port of Merak, West Java. The address of Maritime Services said at least 11 people were killed and another 427 survived. Two trains collided in the town of Banjar, killing five people. "We do not know why they were in the same way," said Bambang Ervan, a spokesman for the Ministry of Transport.

"We're still investigating." Ash from a volcano on the island of Java increased its activity, as dozens of flights were canceled. The authorities established a security perimeter of two kilometers when the volcano increased its activity, but rule out a large-scale eruption.

Miles challenge Hosni Mubarak, who clings to power in Egypt

In the midst of a day of unprecedented demonstrations, which at press time had left 29 dead, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, said he considered democratizing measures, including the resignation of his ministers and the formation today of a new cabinet. However, the leader of the nation's largest Arab population rejected his resignation as an option to overcome the worst crisis by passing his government since taking office in 1981.

Lay the opposition is gaining ground in Egypt

Egyptian popular revolt has confirmed that, contrary to the official version, in the land of the Nile is no other opposition to the Mubarak regime is not the Muslim Brotherhood. The challenge now is to channel this discontent into a political project with enough support to make an alternative government.

As also seen in Tunisia, autocrats do not let the grass grow at his feet making it difficult to change. Without effective opposition parties and without real democratic practice, the Egyptians have however the option of using a consensus figure to lead his transition. Mohamed el Baradei has offered to do so.

The Arab revolt that changes history

REVOLUTION, transition, coup? Whatever the outcome of the chaos that was rampant last night in the streets of Cairo, it suddenly becomes clear: Egypt will never be the same. Since the nineteenth century Egypt is the laboratory of Arab history, Arab history that is going through a crucial transition, under the anxious gaze of a West unable to dramatically influence the direction of events.

In a tiny fraction of the time, four days, the uprising gave the rubbish bins Egyptian plans for a "republican monarchy" for which the despots of the area counted to hand the throne to a son, a brother. That solution seemed a destiny today is not even a possibility. So what? Yesterday, the future seemed shrouded in smoke given off by the fire that burned the palace of the party-state, the NPD.

Egypt, Cairo tanks in the streets the police fired on protesters

While the sons of Mubarak and his wife flee to London, the country is in the hands of demonstrators. After a day of tremendous riots, with police firing on the crowd, the atmosphere begins to lighten with the resignation of the government. But the protests did not subside. Although in some parts of the city and soldiers stop protesters clash and combine, many citizens who peacefully climb on tanks deployed by the army to patrol Tahrir Square in the morning, became a symbol of the "revolution of January 25." Symbol of the day will remain up the flight of the Mubarak family.

Egypt: the international community comes out of silence

While the dispute continues to grow in Egypt, where tens of thousands of demonstrators gathered on Friday 28 January, around the country calling for the overthrow of President Hosni Mubarak, the international community comes out very slowly from his silence. The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, spoke on Friday morning, four days after the protests began, which has already killed seven people.