Sunday, March 6, 2011

Fierce fighting for Zaouïa, the rebels say move to Tripoli

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Gadhafi ordered intensified crackdown on opponents

.- The Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi on Wednesday ordered intensified fighting against rebel positions in several cities in eastern and western Libya, while there were renewed clashes in Tripoli, the capital. Troops loyal to the Libyan leader on Sunday launched an intensive air and ground offensive against rebels in the cities of Zawiyah, which reported 50 dead and Misrata, located to the west and east of the Libyan capital, as well as the port of Ras Lanuf.

The battle for Libya still undecided

The fighting raged between the opposition and forces loyal to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, Friday, March 4, while confusion reigned in the country on the status of forces. The insurgents, masters of the east, continued their advance westward. By early evening, after having launched a major attack, they claimed the capture of the town of Ras Lanuf, a major oil terminal in the Gulf of Sirte, 600 km east of the capital Tripoli, controlled by the army regular.

A strict reading of the right of homosexuals

London Correspondent - For Eunice and Owen Johns have been married for almost forty years, there can not have sex outside of holy matrimony. It is a deep conviction that this man lives with his wife, faithful members of the Pentecostal Church. In their eyes, it makes any reprehensible homosexual relationship just as it prohibits a man and a woman share their bed before being passed to the priest ...

London and Paris support the rebel leadership of the Libyan National Council

London and Paris agreed yesterday to strengthen their efforts through diplomatic channels to the Libyan opposition, albeit with very different methods. France opted for a traditional system, issued a statement welcoming the establishment of the Libyan National Council, which groups opposed to Gaddafi in the east.

The British government decided to send a delegation Benghazi low-level diplomatic contact with the opposition. The problem is that traveling escorted by an armed special forces (SAS) and detained for several hours by the rebels. The movements of French diplomacy in Paris are an attempt to regain the initiative in the region after criticism passivity in the popular uprising in Tunisia, which ended with President Ben Ali and became the first catapult riots in Egypt, then in Bahrain and then in Libya.

Demonstrations in several cities against the government of Iraq

Several thousand people demonstrated Friday in Iraq against the lack of public services, corruption, unemployment or poor leadership. The most important event that brought together two thousand people in the center of the capital, ended peacefully at about 15 hours. No spillover of violence were reported during the dozen other rallies that took place in the country.

Important safety devices were introduced to frame or even prevent the protests, authorities have imposed in several provinces and the capital of the drastic restrictions on the movement of vehicles: January 25, sixteen people were killed in the margins of the twenty events that took place during the "Day of Wrath, the most violent month of mobilization.

Back in Cairo violence the army shoots into the air

CAIRO - More violence in Cairo after the revolt that deposed President Hosni Mubarak. The army fired into the air in the capital to disperse protesters who tried to approach one of the locations of the security forces. Other shots firearms were reported near the Interior Ministry. The demonstrators were taken to the streets to chidere the reform of the police.

And a group reported to have been attacked by men in civilian clothes armed with a knife. Almost a month after the resignation of Mubarak, the new government was formed headed by Essam Sharaf. Tomorrow evening, the executive will be sworn in front of the head of the Supreme Council of the armed forces Hussein Tantawi.

Spy at the heart of the Himalayas

The deaf spy at the heart of the Himalayas. The suspicion never fails to spread his venom along the 4,000 km border separating India from China, rivals of the new emerging world. A young Tibetan has to bear the brunt of this "Great Game" of the snowy peaks. He has 25 years, draped with red madder, shaved head.

He called Ogyen Trinley Dorje, but it is known better under the title of the seventeenth Karmapa. Third highest dignitary of the schools of Tibetan Buddhism - alongside the Dalai Lama and the Panchen Lama - the "Victorious Holder enlightened activity" is suspect in the eyes of some services from New Delhi to the imagination.

But the treaty is still

Whatever happens in the tragic and farcical affair Gaddafi, it should be clear that Italy is still bound by the treaty known as "friendship, partnership and cooperation with the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya" voted overwhelmingly to the left and right by the Parliament Italian. The vote in support and approval of the treaty was neither easy nor fast, since, beginning with six members who are part of the radical Democratic Party and I are now joined together with Andrea Sarubbi, the opposition has been long and passionate (6200 amendments), has expanded to groups of values and UDC Italy, involved (at least with the declaration of abstention) the Hon.

Unemployment fell for the third straight month the U.S.

The hirings were significantly accelerated in the United States in February, where the unemployment rate fell for the third consecutive month to 8.9%, according to the official report on employment on Friday March 4 Washington. The figure for February is a little better than the anticipated analysts, who expected 185,000 net hires, according to their median forecast.

The unemployment rate fell in January to 9% for the first time since April 2009, with a decline of 0.8 points over two months, unequaled since 1958. The U.S. economy created 192,000 more jobs than it destroyed the last month, seasonally adjusted data, said the labor department. The net balance of new hires has tripled from January, the month for which the department has revised its figures upwards of 75% to 63,000 net new jobs.

The storm is together, does not play

Media coverage of international events that took place recently in the Middle East has captured the Jordan. Newspapers like the New York Times, Washington Post, Foreign Policy, The Independent, Haaretz, The Guardian, Der Spiegel, to name a few, and television channels such as Sky News and the BBC have voted on the fate of our country.

In this context, it is particularly interesting is the statement of U.S. State Department spokesman, Philip Crowley, made during a recent press conference to discuss the Egyptian case. Where applications have moved on Jordan, Crowley has amazed everyone present with his answer: "I am here to answer questions about Egypt, not the Jordan." Jordan has become a subject of conversation to be dissected and analyzed, but strangely we are witnessing a radical transformation in the way the media have a guide on what until a few years ago we used to call "the modern monarchy and stable in the lands of the autocracy.

Jordan: Thousands of protesters calling for "reform plan"

At the call of the Islamists, thousands of Jordanians have claimed, Friday, March 4, reforms in Amman, following the government's refusal to consider the constitutional monarchy claimed by a party of opposition. Prime Minister Maarouf Bakhit, whose government narrowly won Thursday night, the confidence of Parliament, announced reforms by the end of the year.

The Islamists responded by giving him a one-month period. The protesters - 10,000 according to organizers, 5,000 according to police - were chanting "The people want reform plan!", "The reforms are a popular demand!", "We want a new electoral law!". "We reject all attempts to derail real reforms," he told the crowd the spokesman of the Muslim Brotherhood, Jamil Abu Bakr.

Measured against Qaddafi unleashed tanks "If I fall, Europe invaded by immigrants"

The regime announced a truce. But Gaddafi does not stop. After the attack yesterday in Zawiya, the dictator unleashed tanks measured against. It then launches a threat: "If I fall, thousands of people will invade Europe from Libya." The day started with entries from Tripoli announced that an agreement reached the night of the Libyan tribes to the cessation of hostilities.

In the capital felt the blows of a firearm, according to the same sources that were shot to celebrate the end of the insurgency. The streets were then filled with cars honking and thousands of people waving green flags symbol of the regime. In the next hours Gaddafi might appear on television to announce the tragua.

The new Prime Minister Egyptian cheered by the crowd Tahrir Square

The new Prime Minister Egyptian Essam Sharaf, visited on Friday, March 4 Tahrir Square, the Mecca of the "revolution of the Nile", which were expecting thousands of demonstrators who greeted him warmly. Essam Sharaf was appointed Thursday by the army in place of Ahmed Shafik, who was appointed by the ousted President Hosni Mubarak.

The appointment of Mr. Sharaf was intended to calm the protesters, who continued to gather Tahrir Square to demand that the government be purged of elements of the old regime. Forced to pause several times due to the cheers of the crowd, he told the protesters: "You have done a great job, and the broader goal is to rebuild Egypt." Cheered by the crowd, the new head of government has promised to do everything possible to meet the demands of the people.

The Pope: "Often the man prefers the sands of power and money"

CITY 'OF THE VATICAN - Often the man rather than build their lives on the "rock", "prefer the sands of ideologies, power, success and money, expecting to find the answer to the stability and irrepressible demand for happiness and fulfillment that you carry in your soul. " This was the warning issued by the Pope at the Angelus in St.

Peter's Square. Only the word of God, said Benedict XVI, it protects from a "superficial activism" that meets the 'pride' but 'leaves one empty and unfulfilled. " The reflection of the Pope departed from the place that the word of God must have in the lives of Christians. "When Jesus taught the people recognized in his words the same divine authority, he felt the nearness of the Lord, his merciful love, and give praise to God in every age and every place - said Pope Ratzinger - who has the grace to know Jesus, especially through the reading of the Gospels, I was fascinated, recognizing that in his preaching, his gestures, in his person he reveals the true face of God, and at the same time shows us to ourselves, we feel the joy of being children of the Father in heaven, telling us the solid foundation on which to build our lives.

Pope invokes the assistance and relief to the people of Libya

.- Benedict XVI today invoked relief and assistance to the populations of Libya, while ensuring their prayers for the victims of violent clashes in recent days in the African country. During the Sunday Angelus blessing and before several thousand people gathered in St. Peter's Square Vatican expressed concern about the social upheavals that have occurred in recent weeks in several Arab nations.

Qaddafi Strikes in East and had stopped the rebel advance on Sirte

The situation in Libya is sealed between violence, confusion and misinformation of a regime that does not give up for lost any battle. Gaddafi, who yesterday hit hard some rebel fiefdoms and now presented as the last bulwark against Al Qaeda has managed to halt the rebel advance on their stronghold in Sirte.

He also claims on public television that the revolt had been defeated in Al Zauiya, Misrata, and even Rus Lanuf Tobruk, in the extreme east. However, there are conflicting reports about the control of each of these cities. Dozens have been held related to the dictator's announcement in Tripoli, a city in which shots were heard during the night by the scheme attributed to these celebrations, reports the BBC.

The bread riots

There are those who had long foreseen what is happening today on the southern shores of the Mediterranean, the Bosnian writer Predrag Matvejevic, author of the Mediterranean. A new breviary and the recent Our Bread, both published by Garzanti. We met him for the readers of ilfattoquotidiano. com. "It 's been a failure - it hopes - even dozens of meetings with politicians and heads of state, then lectures, debates, in vain, I tried to warn, to understand how Europe' s own birth without his 'crib' Mediterranean.

Tunisia: Prime Minister wants to revive an economy "on the Brink"

The new Prime Minister of Tunisia, Beji Caid Essebsi, announced Friday, March 4, forming a new government within two days. He said that the priority of his government's action would be to restore security to revive the economy. A month and a half after the flight to Saudi Arabia of former President Zine El-Ali AbidineBen 14 January under pressure from the street, Mr.

Essebsi was appointed Feb. 27 by Fouad Mebazaa, interim president to replace Mohamed Ghannouchi to head the government. Beji Caid Essebsi has also accused the ousted president of high treason, a crime punishable by death. Twelve political parties were legalized in Tunisia since the fall of President Ben Ali, bringing their current number to 21, said the interior ministry said in a statement released Friday by the local media.

Those shots of "party" Gaddafi in Tripoli So try to divert the uprising

TRIPOLI - An incredible carousel fans pro-Gaddafi was staged from 7 this morning in Tripoli, on the Green Square and in front of two hotels where international journalists are staying, the Rixos and Corinthia. Slogans, banners, and especially clackson shots in the air to celebrate the Kalashnikovs and anti-"truce" that would have been reached between the tribe and the "reconquest" of many cities, according to the assertions of the Libyan television.

Egyptian Interior Minister appoints post Mubarak

Egypt named on Sunday .- Gen. Mansour el-Essawy as his new interior minister in a further sign that the old guard of President Hosni Mubarak is being removed from the cabinet. Advocates for democracy have demanded clean the closet, where the portfolios of Defence, Justice, Interior and Foreign Affairs have been under the control of ministers appointed by Mubarak, who was ousted by huge protests on 11 February.

Chirac, harassed and charged

For the first time in the history of the V Republic of France, a head of state will sit on the dock of a court in Paris. Is scheduled after tomorrow, when Jacques Chirac, French president from 1995 to 2007, appearing in a case of corruption, embezzlement of public funds and cronyism happened 20 years ago, in ancient times almost as mayor of Paris from 1977 to 1995.

The trial actually starts tomorrow, but the politician, 78 with mobility problems, hip and ear, who faces a possible sentence of 10 years, probably will get rid of this first session, reserved for procedural issues. The episode on the judges Chirac is a classic of French politics. The City of Paris, turned into a political headquarters since his appointment as mayor, served as a screen (and register) to disguise some thirty non-existent jobs.

Luxury suites for Berlusconi

Here is the Latvian Gaddafi has offered to Berlusconi. Twice prime minister and rested in suite 204 of the former officers' club that overlooks the sea of Benghazi. In September 2008, when the capital of Cyrenaica found the agreement and signed the Treaty with the Italian-Libyan Colonel takes its name from the city where it was signed and, apparently, again a year ago, in February 2010, at A second visit to his friend dictator.

Côte d'Ivoire: UN concerned at the deteriorating humanitarian situation

While the situation in Côte d'Ivoire deteriorates, the Office of the United Nations for Refugees (UNHCR) announced on Friday, March 4, have suspended some of its operations in western countries because of deterioration security situation. Insecurity has grown "more than 200 000 people" out of a district of Abidjan, according to the UN mission in the country, UNOCI.

It has also forced more than 70,000 people to flee the country, mainly to neighboring Liberia. Since March, the north of Côte d'Ivoire, under the supervision of former rebels allied with Alassane Ouattara, is without power, a situation that the Ivorian Electricity Company has blamed the outgoing government of President Laurent Gbagbo .

Berlusconi and Gaddafi's charisma grotesque

B. CHANGE idea often, even several times a day, according to the impulses. Not looking good as a thinker: his strong reflections are triggered by bottomless appetites; age weakens them (reflections, no appetite) but remain fearful aspects of animal potency (Caiman in the variety "crocolidus ridens" ).

Impulsive act was a call to the police which followed cost him dear. In foreign policy, and presumable business grows hidden liaisons dangereuses (nice headline of an article of A. Stille, here, Feb. 25). We knew intimate of Colonel Gaddafi, much to compromise when he ordered the fire on the dissidents: "I did not want to disturb" under pressure from Europe and the U.S., but condemns the violent ways airs danger if the insurgents prevail.

EU to send mission to Libya to discuss humanitarian needs

.- The European Union sent a fact-finding mission to Tripoli on Sunday to report on the humanitarian and evacuation to a summit to try to block the crisis in Libya this week, the EU said in a statement. The team, headed by the Director of EU crisis Agostino Miozzo, traveled to the Libyan capital from Rome on a plane provided by the Italian Government.

"Their goal is to analyze the humanitarian and evacuation efforts in Libya to have an assessment of what might be needed in terms of additional support," said the statement. The bloc said it was the first international mission to the country since fighting broke out in Libya. The head of EU foreign policy, Catherine Ashton, convened a meeting of foreign ministers in Brussels on Thursday to discuss the bloc's response to the crisis in Libya, after a summit of European leaders to be held on Friday by the same reason.

Conservative and Labour agreed to form a coalition government of Irish

The Fine Gael and Labour Party, the two most voted political parties in the last presidential election, have agreed to form a coalition government, as reported by the Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny and prime minister. "I am delighted to report that we have reached an agreement, although we are still working on some details," said Kenny.

Both parties are expected to ratify the agreement on Sunday. To do this, Labour have called an extraordinary meeting to vote on the text. The coalition talks have taken place after the spectacular defeat of the former ruling party, Fianna Fail, whose popularity sank as a result of economic collapse in the country.

Tunisia, a garrison for normality

The day after our evening shots with the camera among the demonstrators in the square Kasba, I'll see how close the garrison, after two continuous weeks. Sofian recognize me - the rest of Europe there are very few journalists - and speaks with inspired air and emotion: "It 's an historic day that too.

The square was the government buildings is now the Piazza del Popolo. On January 14, everybody knows, we chased the dictator, but now we have driven the dictatorship. " The "historic day" was held peacefully on Thursday evening between March 2 and Interim President of the speech on Friday afternoon March 3 with a few thousand protesters festive under the rain in the square.

Four demonstrators were killed by the Yemeni army

Violence in northern Yemen were on Friday killed at least four in this region where there is a Shiite rebellion. According to an official of local government, the victims were hit by police gunfire. The official and rebel sources have said that soldiers opened fire on protesters who approached their position, chanting slogans against President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

The Zaidi rebellion (followers of a branch of Shiism) in northern Yemen, has joined the protests across the country that requires several weeks since the departure of President Saleh, in power for thirty-two years. France condemned Friday "the excessive use of force" against demonstrators in Yemen and asked the "continuation" of the perpetrators.

The specter of chemical weapons "Gaddafi could use them"

The IAEA, the UN nuclear watchdog agency, is worried. She does not trust Gaddafi: diplomatic isolation, trade, the alternating phases of the battles could push it to some extreme action. Pull out and used chemical weapons during the bombing. He would have done in Chad in 1986. The Colonel rules out its use.

Two weeks ago, in the early days of the war, was quick to deny any project stragista: "I could also use the mustard gas. But I will not kill my people." The phrase has puzzled the inspectors in Vienna. We know that the Libyan leader agreed in 2003 to empty their arsenals with weapons of mass destruction.

Separatists in southern Yemen riots encouraged by

.- The riots in southern Yemen, inspired by the popular uprisings that toppled leaders in Tunisia and Egypt, are taking a different tone, to foster hope that we could regain lost independence two decades ago. In the halls of (consumption) qat, where people gather daily to chewing the stimulant leaf speaks of the deterioration of the South and the prospects of a more northern tribal separation.

Rebels appointing authorities in Libya

The National Transitional Council, a body created by the insurrection of Libya, has appointed a crisis committee of three members, who serve as authority in the decision making process. The creation of the committee is decided when the national opposition met for the first time in Benghazi, while fierce fighting occurred in the strategic city of Zauiya, near Tripoli, where entrenched Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi.

Latin America .- The Law of Historical Memory recognizes 170,000 new Spanish, eligible for state aid

MADRID, 6 Mar. The so-called Law of Historical Memory to mitigate the effects of Franco has been granted Spanish citizenship to 170,183 people in its first two years of operation, just over half of all petitions filed, according to data collected by Daily World Buzz at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation.

Of these, 112,151 already have a Spanish passport, and therefore the European Union. The acquisition of nationality can also apply for state aid provided to citizens abroad, and the right to vote in general elections, among other issues. The number of requests received is somewhat less than the calculations that the associations made in connection with the adoption of the law and thought to be over half a million potential beneficiaries of the new standard.

The U.S. Army tightens conditions Dwell Bradley Manning

Isolated from any contact with other people since August, in a cell of six square meters apart inside a maximum security prison, without windows or exterior light, Bradley Manning, the soldier at the Pentagon accused of leaking secret documents of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and the State Department website Wikileaks leaks, is in a severely impaired mental state, as the only person who has had contact with him, his friend David House, who visited him last week.

The imaginary enemy

Three days ago was killed in Islamabad, the minister for religious minorities Shabbazz Bhatti. It is only the latest of a series of attacks, matrix-Taliban Pakistan, which for some years the bloodshed in Pakistan. The Americans are chasing an imaginary danger managed to create one real. However this is a constant of their foreign policy of the last quarter century.

The Taliban was born in Afghanistan but in Pakistan by Fazlur Rehman, leader of a fundamentalist party Jamat-e-Ulema Islam, which recruited its supporters among the students of Madras (Talib means student). But it was a peaceful movement, so much so that supported the government of Benazir Bhutto.

Revolts in the Arab world arouse nervousness Pyongyang

Tokyo correspondent - The regime in Pyongyang threatens South Korea military reprisals if she continues to send the North by balloon leaflets encouraging people to revolt following the example of the uprisings in the Arab world. In a statement released Sunday, February 27, Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) had expressed readiness to open fire at the scene near the demilitarized zone that separates the two countries and where the South Korean army operates these released balloons.

A Zawiya cannon against the houses insurgents, "repelled the attack"

ROME - As the national council of the rebel self-proclaimed "sole representative of Libya", in Zawiya fought house to house. On one hand, forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, on the other insurgents. Today's troops have launched a double attack rais against the city about 60 kilometers west of Tripoli and a column of tanks opened fire on the houses.

Leading the siege were two battalions, one of which would be an elite corps commanded by a son of Gaddafi, Khamis. The attack, the rebels claim was rejected. What remains are the signs of large-caliber bullets also on the minaret of the mosque. Uncertainty of the news accounts of the inhabitants of the city tell of violent clashes, "Pray for us, shoot him with guns.

Ouattara Ethiopia to attend the AU meeting

.- Alassane Ouattara, recognized by the international community as president-elect of the Ivory Coast, will attend the March 10th meeting of the Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU) in Addis Ababa, today announced from its headquarters Hotel Golf provisional Abidjan. Ouattara announced to reporters after receiving your next trip to the chairman of the AU Commission, Jean Ping, who also invited the meeting to Laurent Gbagbo, who was defeated in the presidential elections of November 28 but has refused to leave the power.

Sentenced to 15 years in jail for killing 8 Spaniards in an attack in Yemen

After four months of proceedings, the court of state security in Sanaa on Saturday condemned in absentia, for being unaccounted-for 15 years in prison for a terrorist of Al Qaeda by planning and preparing the suicide attack that killed eight Spanish tourists to 200 kilometers east of Sanaa, the capital of the country in July 2007.

The attack also killed two of his companions Yemeni and two Yemenis. The Court found Nimr Raduán the Emar Ebad to Waili guilty of "membership of an armed group that aimed to attack foreign tourists." The attack took place in the province of Mareb and was perpetrated by a suicide bomber (militant identified as Abu Mohamed Saad Al Qaeda Ruhaiqa, 21) driving a vehicle loaded with explosives that rammed his car into the convoy four vehicles that traveled the 13 Spanish tourists who were returning to Sanaa after a visit to the temple of the Queen of Sheba, as confirmed at the time the then Foreign Minister Angel Moratinos Miguén.

Dictatorial Nurse: Reporters offer 50,000 pounds for Gaddafi gossip

She accompanied him for nine years and was one of his closest confidants: Galina is now Kolotniska, the nurse Gaddafi, returned to their Ukrainian homeland. Your apartment is besieged by reporters - a British newspaper should have offered a hefty sum for an interview. "Let me alone," the woman calls the jeans, a black leather jacket and Dior sunglasses.

For days Kolotniska is pursued by reporters. According to figures published on the online platform WikiLeaks U.S. embassy dispatches to the "lush blonde," a close confidant of Muammar al-Gaddafi have been. Kolotniska have accompanied the revolutionary leader on all foreign travel, for only they knew "his routines," said in the dispatches.

Iraq: Thousands protest against the government

They demonstrate against mismanagement and corruption in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, thousands gathered to protest. They complain that the people not from the oil wealth of the country will benefit - and curse the prime minister a "liar". Again have several thousand people demonstrated against the government.

Some 2,000 demonstrators gathered on Friday to protest in the capital Baghdad, to fight corruption, mismanagement and lack of electricity and water supply. A group in the Internet social network Facebook had called on citizens to go to a year after the election to the streets to express their discontent.