Monday, May 9, 2011

Libya: representatives of towns held by Qaddafi rallied to the rebellion

Representatives of twenty-five cities under the control of Libyan Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's forces have pledged allegiance to the rebellion at a meeting Monday in Abu Dhabi. The seventy people representing the communities of the west, the center - which Tripoli - and south of Libya and the tribes of these regions held in the UAE capital's first "conference of regional assemblies" of Libya and "proclaimed their allegiance to the National Transitional Council (CNT)," political arm of the rebellion Jamahiriya.

Seoul willing to talk to Pyongyang

The South Korean president, Lee Myung-bak, said Monday he was ready to invite the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-il, a security summit if he resigned to develop nuclear weapons and apologized for clashes in 2010. In a press conference after talks in Berlin with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Lee said it would extend the invitation to the March summit only if Pyongyang met those conditions.

"North Korea should say clearly and in advance that renunciation of nuclear weapons," Lee told reporters. "Only when that promise has been made we will extend the invitation," he said through a translator. "Apologies to North Korea are the basis for the six-party talks," he added, referring to discussions of a group that includes the two Koreas, the United States, China, Japan and Russia.

Engine and recovered remains of computers the Air France plane that fell to the Atlantic

The work of recovering the wreckage of Air France plane that crashed nearly two years ago in the Atlantic have managed to rise to the surface one of the engines of the Airbus 330 and the avionics bay (with traces of the computers that control systems unit), said today the French Aeronautical Research Office (BEA).

In this fifth season of search have been found and recovered the two black boxes of the device (which experts say probably shed some light on the circumstances of the accident) and some human remains. The French Navy patrol boat picked up the Isle La Capricieuse recovered remains of Seine and sail to the port of Cayenne (French Guiana) where he will arrive on Wednesday, with the black boxes, sealed court, which will be transferred to Paris by plane.

Syria, still fighting after the weekend with blood. And the U.S. think of new sanctions

Another day of clashes and protests in Syria, after yet another weekend of blood. Since the dawn of Monday, tanks have been reported in the suburbs of the capital Damascus, as they say organizations for the protection of human rights that are becoming the main voice of the movement against the regime of President Bashar Assad.

The troops were in motion Muhadamiya especially around the neighborhood, where they were cut off electricity and telephone lines and from where, according to eyewitnesses, they get up columns of black smoke. The Syrian army, meanwhile, continue to keep under siege other cities epicenter of the protests, particularly in Homs, DERA, in the south, and Baniyas on the coast.

Bahrain: State of emergency will be lifted June 1

The Bahraini authorities announced Sunday, May 8 lifted on 1 June of the state of emergency, which had been set up to quell popular protest that rocked the country between mid-February and mid-March. Demonstrations and their suppression have been 24 deaths, according to an official report. Four protesters died in custody since.

Benissa King Hamad Al-Khalifa had declared a state of emergency on March 15 for a period of three months, following the arrival of troops from the Gulf came to help contain the Shiite challenge. Under the royal decree, the state of emergency, which prohibits gatherings, will be lifted two weeks ahead of schedule initially.

Pakistan denies complicity with Bin Laden

Pakistan Prime Minister, Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani, Pakistan has denied that Osama Bin Laden supported regretted the unilateral U.S. action in the operation last week which was killed the leader of the Al Qaeda. In his appearance before the National Assembly (Parliament) to explain the operation who was shot in the Saudi millionaire, Gilani said that allegations of collusion between Pakistan and bin Laden are absurd.

Lampedusa, 15 years of shipwrecks inmigraciny

Lampedusa, an Italian island located 205 km from Sicily and 113 km from Tunis, has become in recent months at the epicenter of a crisis that affects the entire EU after receiving tens of thousands of immigrants from Tunisia and Libya. He turns to talk of the island, especially today, after the priest gives the Ethiopian statement Zerai Moses, who has denounced the failure of relief ships of NATO, one of the last tragedy that occurred last month.

Fukushima, accepts a job in tempoe is found next to the reactors 5 and 6

Time job, but well paid: more than 2,500 € a month. A simple task: to drive a tanker. No one had said, however, that this short little work would take place in the middle of the radiation of Fukushima. Immediately after the nuclear crisis caused by the earthquake - and the subsequent tsunami - 11 March.

E 'success to a 60 year old Japanese who had turned to a center for clerical workers in Osaka. When the agency proposed to conduct a tanker in the northeastern prefecture of Miyagi, Fukushima neighbor, the man agreed. He did not know, however, that just arrived, was sent to work at the facility failure.

Bloody mutiny in an Iraqi prison

Eleven prisoners, all suspected members of Al Qaeda, and six policemen were killed on the night of Saturday, May 7 through Sunday 8 to Baghdad after a riot in a prison caused by man accused of masterminding a massacre in October a church in the capital. The shooting occurred when security forces feared a resurgence of activity of the Iraqi branch of the Islamist after the death of its leader, Osama bin Laden.

Rescuers locate four more bodies

Rescuers recovered the bodies of four victims of the crash of the plane that crashed into the sea Saturday off the coast of Indonesia's Papua province, with 25 people aboard, officials said. On board were 18 passengers, including a child and two babies, and four crew, although the authorities had initially said there were 27.

Officials have noted that there is no hope of finding survivors, when left to find the bodies of four victims. The plane, a Xian MA-60 manufactured in China and 50 passengers of the state-owned Merpati, crashed into the sea a mile from the Papuan of Kaimana airport when its landing approach to land amid the rain.

UN announces withdrawal of Sudan

The UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS, its acronym) announced its decision to withdraw from a week ago and its forces in the north and the border area of Abyei, rich in oil. The head of the UNMIS, Moses Obey general made the announcement in a statement issued after the meeting of the Security Committee in which representatives of northern and southern Sudan.

"We have agreed to withdraw forces from Abyei area, less common among such forces," said Obey, who emphasized that this move comes in response Kadugli agreements, reached between the north and south mid-January to maintain security in that area. Obey said that the withdrawal of UNMIS intends to "resolve the situation and bring trouble to the area where he lives." He also asserted that both north and south Sudan are able to fulfill the agreement of Kadugli, sponsored by the UN, and hoped that "the various forces will withdraw completely from the zone, less common." The future of Abyei is one of the outstanding issues in the process of independence for South Sudan, decided in a referendum by the people of the area last January and will take effect on July 9.

"NATO has committed an obvious relief omisin"

The Eritrean priest Zerai Moses, director of the NGO Habeshia that the April 14 reported the disappearance of the small boat that was carrying 72 immigrants that NATO was left to die of thirst and hunger, according to The Guardian, is in Malta visiting the nearly 600 Somali refugees, Ethiopians and Eritreans who have come to the small Mediterranean island fleeing the war in Libya.

By phone, the priest explains to the country that NATO forces have "made a clear case of failure to provide assistance," and says "it is urgent that the European Union and NATO to make a serious and transparent investigation to determine responsibilities ". "The survivors have been told that the helicopter threw water and cookies and then did not send more help," explains Zerai.

Intervene Giovanardi

Last night as I walked to the Village, my attention was drawn to the window of Marc Jacobs, fashion designer whom I love very much but from what I keep, by force, away, especially when I walk around with my credit card. The showcase was staged as the set of one of those outdoor weddings that you see in the movies, from side to side chairs in the middle and the happy couple, two women, dressed in the spring / summer collection, of course.

Blog - The arrests confirm that the Syrian regime does not interact

In recent weeks, the Syrian regime has changed its strategy vis-à-vis "the traditional opposition", whether parties grouped in the National Democratic Rally or forces and personalities gathered in the Declaration of Damascus.

Pakistan will investigate why Bin Laden was hiding in Abbottabad

Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Monday announced an investigation into how Osama Bin Laden could live with impunity in the garrison town Abbottabad, but insisted that Pakistan could not be the only country condemned by the existence and acts of Al Qaeda . "We are determined to know by all means how, when and why Osama Bin Laden was in Abbottabad, and ordered an investigation, announced to the Members of Parliament.

Despite the tragedy, Japan maintains nuclear policy

Activists hoped that the nuclear emergency in Japan would change the course of the country's energy policy will have to wait for another day. Yoshito Sengoku, Chief Cabinet Secretary of Government, said there were no plans to stop nuclear reactors, with the exception of three of the Hamaoka nuclear power plant in central Japan.

Last week, the plant was ordered to stop the units until a breakwater is built and backup systems are upgraded. "Our energy policy is to adhere to nuclear energy," Sengoku said during a talk show that airs weekly by public broadcaster NHK. The government reviews the safety of the 54 nuclear reactors in the country since an earthquake and a tsunami will affect the March 11 Fukushima nuclear plant.

NATO intensifies bombing Zinta and Misurata

NATO planes bombing intensified weapons depots Moammar Gadhafi troops in the western cities of Zinta and Misurata, where bloody battles fought between the forces of the Libyan regime and rebels. The aviation Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), destroyed weapons and ammunition depots near the rebel city of Zinta and hours later attacked areas of the port and airport of Misurata, on Monday still under bombardment.

NATO allies refuse to let her die an aircraft carrier to 61 immigrants in the Mediterranean

NATO vehemently denies that a carrier partner to ignore the requests for help from a boat with dozens of African immigrants in the Mediterranean, according to The Guardian died of hunger and thirst after spending 16 days adrift when trying to reach Italian island Lampedusa. "There were no NATO ships in the area," said Carmen Romero, spokeswoman for the Alliance, while seeking information under the command of the operation's headquarters in Naples.

Wikileaks, Al-Qaeda "hiding" behind Islamic groups in India

There would be Al-Qaeda behind the Islamic missionary movement Tablighi Jamaat, who used the name of the group based in New Delhi to obtain travel documents for asylum and his militants. This is revealed in documents released by WikiLeaks basis of confessions obtained during interrogations of 779 prisoners at Guantanamo.

The Tabligh Jamaat, therefore, was defined as an organization for proselytizing which aims to support the terrorists. " Al Qaeda, in fact, used Jamaat to facilitate international travel of its members and to obtain money. The organization would also be connected with the 2006 Mumbai bombings in which at least 166 people died and hundreds were injured.

In Syria, the army occupied the cities of Homs and Tafas

The Syrian army continued its offensive against the outbreaks of protest to the regime of Bashar al-Assad, Sunday, May 8 After the city of Baniyas, where the tanks had entered the plan on Saturday, it was the turn of the cities of Homs and Tafas being stormed by the armed forces. His organization said more than 250 people were arrested between Saturday night and Sunday, including dozens of women and a child of 10 years.

King adjourned the emergency law

The king of Bahrain, Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa ordered to suspend the emergency law in the country in an attempt to show that the uprisings to demand reforms have been contained. The announcement that the state of emergency would be lifted two weeks earlier than planned came hours after the start of a closed trial on activists accused of plotting the overthrow of the Sunni monarchy.

The decision appears to be part of Bahrain's international campaign to restore confidence in financial markets. At least 30 people have been killed since the protests began in February, inspired by revolt against the autocratic presidents in Tunisia and Egypt.

Shortage of basic supplies in the Libyan capital

Abandoned vehicles in rows of several kilometers off the pump, motorists exchanging angry shouting match with soldiers guarding gas stations and many shops were closed part of the picture of Tripoli, the Libyan capital, in what should have been a day. Multiply in ways that increasingly, residents in the Libyan capital are feeling all kinds of disorders related to lack of supplies.

The shortage is a dramatic indication of how the rebellion of nearly three months in Libya, and the resulting chaos is affecting daily life in the bastion of Moammar Gadhafi and other parts of the West of Libya still under its control. International sanctions have begun to cause significant effects.

The operator of the Hamaoka nuclear power plant shutdown confirms

Chubu Electric Power, the company that manages the Hamaoka Nuclear Power Station (southwestern Japan) has decided today to accept the request of the Japanese Government, which on Friday asked the indefinite suspension of operations of the reactors at the plant, because of the risk seismic zone which is located at the confluence of three tectonic plates.

Naoto Kan, Prime Minister, announced at a televised press conference took the decision to close the plant because of doubts about safety, as the government estimates that 87% chance that there occurs an earthquake of magnitude higher eight in the next 30 years. "Had an accident in Hamaoka, would have serious consequences," said Khan.

Chavez today begins a tour of Brazil, Ecuador and Cuba

CARACAS, 9 May. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Monday will begin a whirlwind tour of the region that will take you to Brazil, Ecuador and Cuba, with the aim of strengthening the agreements signed within the framework of the Bolivarian Alternative for the Peoples of Our Americas (ALBA) and the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR).

The tour kicks off in Brazil where he is scheduled to meet Tuesday with his counterpart from that country, Dilma Rousseff, in what will be his first official visit to its southern neighbor since the successor to Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva took office in January . Both governments will promote agreements in the agricultural, industrial, housing, scientific, financial and telecommunications sectors, the agency Prensa Latina.

Tunisia: The government is introducing a curfew in Tunis

The Tunisian government has imposed a night curfew in Tunis and its suburbs, Saturday, May 7, after "violence and looting", indicating a persistent unease four months after the overthrow of the regime of Ben Ali. A Ettadhamen, a poor suburb, gangs of youths are nevertheless engaged in looting and pillaging in the night from Saturday to Sunday.

Islamists have mobilized to try to restore order in the absence of intervention by police, residents said. Sunday in downtown Tunis, the police used tear gas to disperse demonstrators who had gathered for the fourth consecutive day. Number about 200 on the steps of the Municipal Theatre and Avenue Habib Bourguiba, they repeatedly chanted the national anthem before chanting slogans against the police who asked them to disperse, firing tear gas.

The Syrian army off protests in several cities

In an attempt to prevent the revolt against President Bashar al-Assad, the Syrian army took the city of Homs, the third largest in the country. After the entry of the military machine gun fire were heard and bombs in the city, home to one million people, according to witnesses quoted by Arab media. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that the soldiers came in tanks in the districts of Bab Sebaa, Bab al-Amro and Tal Sour Homs.

Storm kills 11 people and generates alerts in the Philippines

With Tropical Storm Aere leaving a trail of death in the country, Philippine officials on Monday asked the inhabitants of small agricultural villages in the north of the country to remain alert to the possibility of occurrence of landslides and floods. Aere has left 11 dead since joining the eastern province of Catanduanes on Sunday morning with winds of 85 kilometers (53 miles) per hour and gusts of 100 kilometers (62 miles) per hour.

U.S. pressure on Pakistan by the presence of Bin Laden on its territory

A week after the death of Osama bin Laden, the U.S. has increased pressure on Pakistan by the presence of al Qaeda in its territory for nearly six years. The U.S. president has urged Islamabad to investigate whether members of the Pakistani government was involved or knew of a "network of support" to terrorist hiding in Abottabad, a military post just 50 miles from the capital.

Obama's comments in an interview broadcast last night (late in Spain) on CBS, are the most direct on the possible complicity of Pakistan with terrorism. "We had to be some kind of network of support for bin Laden inside Pakistan," he explained. "We do not know whether they may have been some people in Government or outside Government.

Laurent Gbagbo heard by the court without his lawyers

The Ivorian president ousted, Laurent Gbagbo, was heard Saturday, May 7 for the first time by the court, in the absence of his French lawyers, turned back the night before at the Abidjan airport for lack of visas in order. The hearing occurred after the swearing in of Alassane Ouattara as president in Abidjan, during which he promised "reconciliation and justice." "Laurent Gbagbo was interviewed in the presence of his personal physician," said state prosecutor in Abidjan, leaving the isolated town of Korhogo in northern Côte d'Ivoire, Gbagbo is assigned arrest.

Fighting and NATO bombing continues on all fronts of the war Libyan

The fighting between the forces of Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi, and the rebels continued today on all fronts of the Libyan war, and so very unusual, also erupted in the capital Tripoli, according to the Qatari television network Al Jazeera. Some clashes were reported today between security forces and demonstrators against the regime of Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi, in the neighborhood of Suq Al Yuma in the west of the capital, which so far has remained under government control and only has experienced outbreaks of protest.

Libya: tribal leaders an amnesty offer

As fighting between rebels and government forces were continuing Saturday, May 7, tribal leaders gathered in Tripoli Libya called for a general amnesty to end the civil war. Such a law "will pave the way for an era of peace and forgiveness," he assured the National Conference of the tribes, after two days of meeting in a huge tent in Tripoli.

The approximately 2,000 tribal leaders, however, described the insurgents as "traitors" and vowed to not "abandon" Colonel Gaddafi. They also called on neighboring tribes cities rebels to launch peaceful and popular works for free these towns by disarming the rebels. " In late April, leaders or representatives of 61 tribes had gathered to hand in Benghazi (is) to show their support for the rebellion.

AQIM denies any involvement in the attack in Marrakesh

In a statement broadcast by a private agency Mauritanian information online, Nouakchott Information Agency (NNA), Al-Qaeda in Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) has denied any involvement in the fatal attack April 28 in Marrakech, Morocco . In this text, dated Friday and published in Arabic, AQIM recalls the attack that killed 17 people, including 8 French and then the information released by the Moroccan authorities describing the main suspect as "an admirer of al-Qaida." "We deny any connection with the explosion and say no way being involved in this operation," says the regional branch of the Islamist network.

Bin Laden would have said at his trial?

"Gentlemen, I thought a lot about these days in prison, read a lot too - including works that helped get me to know you better and, I must admit, that also get me food for thought. J ' So I made my decision. Rather than walling me in silence, I want to ensure my own defense. I'll do it elsewhere, not in between my ideas to yours, but by using your own logic.

outset and though I do not recognize the jurisdiction of this court, I recognize my responsibility in all the attacks that you have bloody past twenty years, especially in the devastating attack of September 11, 2001 against New York and towers of Babel . That being so, I would remind you that since you, every time I chose to respond to violence with even greater violence, the seeds of hatred that each of the explosions that I have caused scattered on the surface the world belongs to you as they are mine.

Bin Laden, before dying a message "Security Use bound to Palestine"

The fate of the United States is linked to that of Palestine. This is the content of the message that Osama bin Laden was recorded before he died. The same message that the terrorist network Al Qaeda posted May 3 at the official recognition of the death of the leader by his followers: "The U.S. will never live in security until the Palestinian people will not have peace." The message was put on the net today on an Islamist website.

The Taliban launched a series of attacks in Kandahar

Would it be an act of reprisal barely hidden? The Taliban fired, Saturday, May 7, a series of attacks, including six suicide attacks against government targets in Kandahar, the main city in southern Afghanistan and its former capital, killing at least four dead and 40 injured . The fighting still continued on Sunday around a building described as "complicated" by the local police.

The building is located near the office of the Afghan intelligence servives (NDS). The Taliban said they planned these actions long and did not relate to the death of Osama bin Laden. The office of Afghan President Hamid Karzai has seen its share in the Kandahar operation a "revenge" extremists after removal of the head of Al Qaeda.