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.