Sunday, February 13, 2011

11 killed in stampede because election rally in Nigeria

.- A concentration of electoral campaigning in southern Nigeria with the presence of President Goodluck Jonathan ended in a stampede that killed at least 11 dead, police said. The police spokeswoman in Rivers State, Rita inom-Abbey told The Associated Press that the agglomeration rash began as people tried to storm the Liberation Stadium in the city of Port Harcourt in Nigeria's southern delta .

What future for Egypt in the hands of the army?

The Egyptian army, which has been given the reins of the country after the departure of Hosni Mubarak, Friday, Feb. 11, faces the daunting task of restoring stability to the country while meeting the democratic aspirations of the Egyptians. So far, the military did not set out in detail their projects and Egypt advance into uncharted territory.

What specific role has been entrusted to the army? The Supreme Council of the armed forces is now responsible for "managing the affairs of the country," said Friday the vice-president Omar Suleiman on television, after reporting the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak. But the council said Saturday that the day management would remain temporarily in the hands of government, appointed in January by Hosni Mubarak, until a new cabinet is formed.

Young seized by murderous rampage killing four people in New York

NEW YORK - A young man was arrested in New York after he killed four people in just over 24 hours. Maksim Gelman, 23, was caught in the subway station at Times Square shortly after he killed the last victim. The killing spree was triggered by Gelman in Brooklyn yesterday afternoon. At the expense was the first to his stepfather, a Russian, 54, stabbed to death.

Then it was the turn of the ex-girlfriend and mother of the young, both Russian, 20 and 56, also killed them with knives. The latest victim was a pedestrian hit by Gelman at the wheel of a stolen car. Three other people were wounded in a knife from the crowds, the owner of stolen car, a taxi driver and a passenger station.

Egypt's military rulers dissolve Parliament

.- The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces of Egypt today announced the dissolution of Parliament and found that the transition to civil power will last for six months. In a message broadcast on public television, the council also announced it is suspending the application of the Constitution and confirmed that the Government remains in force until Shafiz Ahmed appointed a new cabinet.

The statement is signed by the head of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces and Defense Minister, General Hussein Tantaui. The period of transition to a civilian, according to the text, be extended for six months "or when you complete the parliamentary and presidential elections." The note, however, does not take place when that vote.

Cairo to overthrow Mubarak: clean of revolutionary

They revolted celebrated, and now they clean up: The protesters want from Tahrir Square in Cairo a neat, clean Egypt - in the truest sense of the word. Attributes appear to calls to take a broom and sweep the city. Hundreds follow the prompt. Dust swirls through the Tahrir Square in Cairo, young people put on a respirator.

Hundreds of men and women sweep the place that will be remembered as the starting point and central venue for the Egyptian revolution in history. President Hosni Mubarak is overthrown. After 30 years of autocratic rule, he declared on Friday night about his vice Omar Suleiman his resignation after he had one day before announcing in a speech to want to stay on the elections in September in office.

Tunisia: Olivier Metzner is the defense of Imed Trabelsi

For the second time since his arrest, Imed Trabelsi is convened Monday, February 14 in the office of a judge of the Court of First Instance in Tunis. The French lawyer Olivier Metzner, in association with a business lawyer of Mauritanian origin, Jemal Ould Mohamed, should arrive the day for the defense of the former mayor of the port of La Goulette, and that of its manager Businessman Abdullah Harrabi.

The regime suppressed cries of change in Algeria

Thirty thousand policemen prevented, for a day, that the wave of change in Arab Africa parked in Algeria. More than three thousand people called by the opposition in the Algerian capital to ask for a "regime change" and will require the country's leaders as happened in Tunisia and Egypt, were blocked by riot police.

Helmets and shields prevented a march in the capital, Algiers, which reached four kilometers from the Place de la Concorde and the Place des Martyrs. Against the demonstrators, some barely 40 young people, were to shout their support for the Algerian president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, in power since 1999.

Algeria: Police against the protesters

Thousands of demonstrators in Algiers. The regime of dictator Bouteflika tried to prevent the parade with violence. Police beat up the protesting citizens. The success of the protest movement in Egypt has encouraged the opposition in Algeria again.

Thousands of people have set out to demonstrate in the capital Algiers for political reforms. However, the Algerian head of state himself does not want to take. Security forces are trying by force to prevent the demonstration. At the starting point of the unauthorized protest march in the city police on Saturday beat demonstrators with batons.

Italy experienced a wave of refugees from North Africa

Mainly from Tunisia achieved in just the last two days 2,000 people by boat to the Mediterranean island of Lampedusa. The government in Rome, Brussels is now asking for help. Lampedusa - Italy gets implications of the unrest in Arabia, already very directly.

Since the uprising in Tunisia the country is facing claims to the increased influx of boat people. According to Coast Guard arrived in just the last two days, more than 2,000 illegal immigrants, the Italian Mediterranean island of Lampedusa. There they are fed and medically examined. With ships and aircraft, they are then taken to holding centers in Sicily or on the Italian mainland.

The Egyptians have changed the world

Long as they could not bring himself to calls for his resignation, now have leaders all over the world to the disposal of Husni Mubarak welcomed. The peaceful protest have changed the world, said President Obama. Chancellor Angela Merkel called it a "historic change".

Even Barack Obama has welcomed the resignation of the Egyptian head of state. The people's voice was heard. "But this is not the end, this is a beginning," Obama said Friday in Washington. In the end it had to be democracy, the country was now facing difficult days. "The Egyptians have inspired us with their peaceful protest, they changed their country and thus the world," said Obama.

The masses of people in Egypt have made history, driven out the hated despot Mubarak

With 11 February 2011 have been shaken at once certainties about the Middle East. If the "Pharaoh" can be overthrown, can fall at any other autocrat. Husni Mubarak was overthrown less rather than defeated. His forced resignation will have consequences: in Egypt - and throughout the Middle East.

Egypt is the largest and most important Arab country, Mubarak was until two weeks ago as one of the safest in the saddle seated ruler of the region - not least because he has supported for decades by the West. Which rulers between Atlas Mountains and the Hijaz is now still sleeping? Mubarak has the power of waiver in its most immediate consequences of course Egypt.

After a night of jubilation, Egypt is moving to a new beginning

Some thousands of Egyptians were always together, Saturday, February 12 at dawn on Tahrir Square in Cairo, following the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak, driven by the Street. After nearly thirty years of authoritarian rule, they hope the army will respect their desire for democratic change. After eighteen days of wrestling, Hosni Mubarak has finally admitted defeat on Friday, just hours after repeating that he would not leave his office until a new president in September.

The government silences claims of democratization in Algeria

An impressive display of force by police prevented thousands of people marched in the streets of Algiers to demand the democratization of the Algerian regime, which was the largest protest in the capital lived for a decade. More than three thousand citizens, challenging the government ban on the capital, focused on the First of May Square an hour before the start of the protest but were prevented from walking the streets in protest by about 30,000 police and riot forces took the city.

The Arab world celebrated the victory of the Egyptian people

At least 18 injured by car bomb blast in southern Thailand

.- At least 18 people, including three soldiers, were injured today when a car bomb exploded in the heart of the city of Yala, in the Muslim region of southern Thailand, police said. The powerful explosion caused a fire in three buildings located within walking distance of the vehicle that was parked on the street and facing a bank branch of the Siam City.

A spokesman for the police station in Yala, capital of the province of the same name and located a few thousand 100 kilometers south of Bangkok, told state television that seven people were injured from a serious and were admitted to the provincial hospital. Police blamed the attack on rebels of the Islamic separatist movement, which in recent weeks has stepped up attacks against civilian and military targets.

The Egyptian Army says civilians committed

After the departure of ousted President Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian army said they are committed to civilian rule, while assured that they would respect all treaties, a move to reassure Israel and Washington. Campaigners for democracy in Tahrir Square in Cairo, the epicenter of the protests that toppled Mubarak, has promised to stay there until the Higher Military Council to accept his democratic reform agenda.

A massive police deployment in Algeria manifestation aborted by the change

The square of 1 May in Algiers is not, for now, the Tahrir in Cairo. Yesterday focused as much on some 2,000 protesters surrounded by tens of thousands of police. The entourage that he wanted to vindicate the "system change" over a distance of four kilometers from the center became a focus on capital and so did in several big cities in Algeria.

One of the first to arrive at the square was the nonagenarian Abdennour Ali Yahia, honorary president of the Algerian League for the Defence of Human Rights, which the riot he snapped: "Go you to your house." "We're not going to prevent us manifest!" He replied, his voice still strong. "The show of force does not impress us," said chest out.

Back to eighteen days of protest

Late afternoon, the rais decreed a curfew from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 and Internet connections are cut. The army was called in reinforcements, and without effect. The headquarters of the National Democratic Party (NDP) party, was burned. In the evening, Mubarak broke his silence for the first time since the start of the challenge and announced in a televised address the government's resignation and the formation of a new cabinet tomorrow.

About 10 000 red shirts''''protest against the Thai government

.- About ten thousand supporters of anti-government front, known for red shirts, rallied today in Bangkok to demand the release of their leaders and denounce the policy of "double standards" of the Thai Government. The demonstration called by the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship, began at the headquarters of the Criminal Court, where the leaders read a manifesto that called for the immediate release of the leaders of the "red shirts", so called by the color of the clothes they carry.

Morocco wants to reinforce its relationship with Egypt after Mubarak's resignation

.- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Morocco reported today that strengthen the relationship "fraternal" with Egypt after the resignation yesterday of President Hosni Mubarak. "Morocco recalls, in these circumstances for this big Arab country, his commitment to the dense and deep brotherly relations between the two brotherly countries and their willingness to reinforce, consolidate and expand in the future," said the Moroccan Ministry in a statement.

Côte d'Ivoire: The United States recognizes the ambassador appointed Ouattara

The United States Friday, February 11 officially recognized Ambassador of Cote d'Ivoire appointed by the president Alassane Ouattara. American diplomacy had previously indicated it would welcome such an appointment by pointing out that Mr. Ouattara was "the legitimate leader of Cote d'Ivoire." The Assistant Secretary of State James Steinberg agreed today [Friday] the credentials of the new ambassador to Cote d'Ivoire appointed by the President Ouattara, "said Philip Crowley, the spokesman for American diplomacy, on his Twitter account.

Sixteen killed in an election rally by President of Nigeria

.- At least 16 people were killed today in a stampede in the Nigerian city of Port Harcourt, where the African country's president, Goodluck Jonathan, was giving a rally, according to the digital version of local newspaper "Daily Independent". The stampede apparently occurred when security personnel could not control the crowd left the stadium and the crowd at the exit gates rushed against each other.

The Italian women revolt against Berlusconi

Has been heard and a half minutes of silence. Then he heard a cry: "If not now, when." And the answer three times: "Now, now, now." The demonstrations are called on more than 230 Italian cities, small, medium and large, and in 50 places around the world, from Tokyo to New York or Honolulu. A tide of women-and men-is coming to the streets to demand dignity and respect for women, demanding the resignation of Silvio Berlusconi and claim a new cultural model, other than Berlusconi.

In Algeria, "we need a revolution, but of another kind"

28 people killed in terrorist attack in Iraq

A group of Iraqi Shiite pilgrims was the target of a suicide attack that killed at least 28 dead and over 20 wounded near Samarra, Sunni city north of Baghdad. The attack occurred when the bus they were traveling pilgrims stopped at a checkpoint outside Samarra. An attacker boarded the bus and detonated the explosives-filled vest he was wearing.

"At least 28 people including the bomber, women and children, were killed while 20 others were injured," police said to account for the fact. It was the second suicide attack on Shiites in Samarra this week after last Thursday that eight people were killed and 30 others were injured when a car bomb exploded near a group of pilgrims.

One dead after a boat wreck of immigrants on the coast of Tunisia

.- A person has died and another remains missing today after being shipwrecked in the Gulf of Gabes, east of Tunisia, a barge with immigrants on board was heading toward the coast of Europe across the Mediterranean Sea. According to its website the Italian daily "La Repubblica", quoting sources in the Tunisian authorities, the ship broke in two by an overload of passengers and a dozen people were rescued from the wreck unharmed.

With the automatic rifle at home

The serene and peaceful Switzerland has one feature (among many) that catches the attention of foreign visitors: the Army militia. An armed force composed of citizens in 95% (only 5% are professional soldiers) who are on call from 18 to 34 years. In exceptional cases, this service can be extended to 50 years.

This service is based on citizen domestic possession of firearms, a tradition that is now put to the vote-the first polls suggest that endure, and makes the little Switzerland may be available in case of conflict (something certainly unimaginable) from the tune of more than 1,600,000 fully equipped and armed soldiers who receive annual training.

Cuba frees political prisoner who refused exile in Spain

Cuba was freed Friday, February 11th political prisoner Eduardo Diaz Fleitas, who refused to go into exile in Spain in exchange for freedom, said his wife. "It just happened at once. Last Thursday, Cardinal Jaime Ortega called to say he would be released. Today, three security officers took him," she said .

The release of Eduardo Diaz Fleitas, a farmer aged 59 who was serving a sentence of twenty-one years in prison, took place a week after another opponent who refused to leave Spain. The latter had helped revive a process that releases paralyzed since November in which the Church is mediating with the authorities.

The army cleared Tahrir Square Stolen statue of Tutankhamun

CAIRO - The Egyptian military chief of police told the demonstrators to remove the tents for more than fifteen days have become a symbol of protest in Tahrir Square. "We do not want no sit in the square today," said Mohamed Ibrahim Moustafa Ali, speaking with journalists and demonstrators as the soldiers removed the curtains from the square epicenter of the events of recent days.

In Tahrir Square were about 2,000 protesters. Most, in fact, went on Friday after the announcement of the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak. The army tanks, positioned from the beginning of the protests at the entrance of the square, they are still in place but do not block access.

Thousands of Yemenis raise their voice against the regime

Thousands of young Yemenis in Sana'a said to demand the resignation of President Ali Abdullah Saleh, a day after his Egyptian counterpart Hosni Mubarak resigned under pressure from street protests. "After Mubarak, it is the turn of Ali "shouted some four thousand protesters, mostly students. To cries of "go, go Ali!" Or "the people want the regime fell, people marched from the University of Sana'a to the center of the capital.

Egyptian army gives tentative steps towards the transition

The Arab countries are trying to prevent further riots

Bahrain and Yemen, as other Arab countries, were quick to express support for the Egyptians will take power after Mubarak. However, these statements of sympathy just hide the concern of leaders about the risk of contagion of revolt among their populations. Yemen's ruling party mobilized its supporters to neutralize a protest by the opposition.

The king of Bahrain announced an aid of nearly 2,000 euros for every Bahraini family. The news of the resignation of Mubarak had an immediate conclusion in Sana'a and on Friday night. Several hundreds of Yemenis took to the streets of the capital. According to news agencies, protesters smashed photographs of President Ali Abdullah Saleh and chanted slogans calling for his immediate resignation.

"We do not know how the army will manage the interim period"

London and NY, for women divorce the two most elite gentlemen's club

LONDON - Once upon a time, in the Anglo-Saxon world, the gentlemen's clubs: places where only men entered just to smoke a cigar, reading a newspaper, drink, dine, relax, without the possibility of meeting the opposite sex. Then the equality laws, on both sides of the Atlantic, have gradually opened the doors of private clubs including the ladies.

With a partial exception: the Garrick, the historic London club, a bastion of male chauvinism, women can you get and do everything that men do, but only as guests, accompanied by a male partner. The ladies, in fact, can not join. The old habit that British Prime Minister is still registered at the Garrick customary forced the club to make an exception for Margaret Thatcher, but as soon as the Iron Lady left Downing Street, was also canceled his membership in the Garrick.

Egyptian military commitment pleases Obama

U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday expressed his satisfaction with the commitment of the Egyptian armed forces to hand over power to a civilian government elected by the people and respect the peace treaty with Israel. In calls to various foreign leaders, Obama repeated his admiration for the Egyptian people, which forced the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak on Friday, after 18 days of protests.

Egyptian opposition ends protest in Tahrir Square, Cairo

.- The main coalition of opposition groups and youth said Saturday it will end its protest in Tahrir Square in Cairo after the success in achieving the overthrow of authoritarian President Hosni Mubarak. He added, however, it will convene weekly demonstrations to keep the pressure on the military regime to carry out democratic reforms.

The group presented its claims in a press conference. Demanded the repeal of emergency laws, the dissolution of parliament and the creation of a committee to amend the constitution. Some groups that are not part of the coalition said they will remain in the square.

Fourth release of the Army of Egypt

"In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful, the fourth statement of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces. In light of the conditions that exist in the country and hard times that have put Egypt in a moment that requires all defend stability of the nation and the achievements of the people, because the current stage requires a reordering of priorities of the State to meet the legitimate demands of the people.

Belgium, given to women, "sex strike to have a government"

The Socialist Senator Marleen Temmerman In Belgium there is no government for almost 250 days. But now the politicians may have an incentive to reach an agreement as soon as possible: avoid sexual abstinence mass, the Socialist Senator Marleen Temmerman proposed to fellow countrymen to achieve the formation of an executive.

The idea of a vow of chastity with political purposes is not new. "I was in Kenya to work - he told the Belgian daily Le Soir, the Temmerman, who is a gynecologist by profession - when a woman told me that promoted a similar initiative two years ago after being left for long without the government.

FARC releases a new hostage

Colombian guerrillas handed Friday, February 11 in a humanitarian mission a hostage kidnapped in 2009, Armando Acuna, according to his wife. "He told me he was fine," she said after talking to him on the phone. A humanitarian mission composed of delegates including the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the mediator Piedad Cordoba had taken off in the morning from the airport in Florencia, in southern Iraq, to recover the two hostages guerrillas committed to free.

The army reassures Israel "will respect the Treaties"

CAIRO - The day after the great celebrations in the streets for the departure of Mubarak, Egypt is a crossroad of new fears, and originated inside its borders. The people's fears about the obstacles to be overcome during the transition to democracy and freedom. The fears of the regimes in Algeria and Yemen, for the obvious symptoms of the seeds of popular uprising.

Fears of Israel, reassured by a 1979 peace treaty with the neighboring Egypt, facing a situation of uncertainty that could lead, at worst, in a seizure of power in Egypt by Islamic movements. Just blow the fire in which Hezbollah from Lebanon, calling on Egyptians to break away from Tel Aviv, the Khomeini regime from Iran, which considers the victory of the Egyptian people as the failure of the strategies of U.S.

Iraq subsidizes the services power after protests

.- The Iraqis receive their first thousand kilowatt-hours of electricity for free each month, said on Saturday the Ministry of Electricity, after growing protests by poor supply of electricity and basic services. In the latest statement, hundreds of people gathered Friday in Baghdad to protest the poor quality of services and power cuts, while the turbulence shakes to other parts of the Arab world.

Pervez Musharraf faces arrest warrant

Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf will not submit to the arrest warrant issued by a court of his country as part of the investigation into the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, his spokesman said from London, home to former president of Pakistan. "No, not return (to Pakistan) to testify in court," said Fawad Chaudhry, spokesman of All Pakistan Muslim League, Musharraf's party.

Medvedev calls for the convening of democratic elections in Egypt

.- The Russian president, Dmitri Medvedev, today called for the convening of democratic elections in Egypt to return the country to normalcy following the resignation on Friday, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. "Russia hopes that democratic processes are restored fully in Egypt and for that we use every legitimate election procedures," said Medvedev, the Kremlin said.

Medvedev stressed that "a strong and democratic Egypt is an important factor for the continuation of the peace process in the Middle East," according to Interfax. He also assured that Moscow considers it extremely important that in Egypt keep peace and harmony among different faiths. " "Russia will continue playing an active role in international efforts to contribute to this process," said Medvedev, adding that both countries "have a long history of strategic partnership." The Kremlin called since the outbreak of popular demonstrations against the Egyptian government for stability and a peaceful solution to the crisis.

An attack on a bar in Mexico leaves six dead and thirty wounded

The violence does not cease in the streets of Mexico. At least six people have died and more than 30 injured early Saturday in a grenade attack outside a bar in Guadalajara, in Jalisco state, west of the country, as reported by local police sources. The attack occurred when an individual "threw a fragmentation grenade" at the doors of the bar, located in a central area of Guadalajara, according to the press said a police official.

From New York to Arcore

From time to time in the last few weeks, check the TV, about the Ruby case, the name of the former governor of New York, Spitzer, who resigned in 2008, two days after the New York Times through unnamed sources , had revealed his involvement in an FBI investigation on a prostitution ring. The argument, on talk shows, was immediately dismissed on the grounds that the investigation in question revolves around the possibility that Spitzer had used the funds raised for the campaign or other public funds to pay for prostitutes and to make unnecessary trips to only to facilitate their meetings, or had civil servants involved in illegal activities.