Sunday, May 15, 2011

Seven civilians killed in Syria after army shelling

At least seven civilians were killed Sunday when Syrian army troops bombed the village of Tel Kelakh, near the border with Lebanon, to stop a demonstration calling for democracy in the country, said a group of activists. The village, located a few kilometers from the border with Lebanon, is the new center of the offensive of Syrian troops to suppress demonstrations against President Bashar al-Assad.

Strauss-Kahn arrested in New York is accused of sexual assault

 The race of the Elysée Dominique Strauss-Kahn is over a Saturday afternoon on Air France flight from New York that would take him home when three police officers boarded and arrested with ' accused of having sodomized a waitress. The head of the International Monetary Fund was expected today in Berlin with Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss the debt problem greek.

Now must first resolve the debt with American justice and the attendant at the Sofitel in Times Square, which accuses him of remaining out of the shower and jumped on to have abused her twice: first sodomized and then forcing her to an oral report. It is more than an international scandal.

Many died at the borders of Israel for the 63th anniversary of "Nakba"

Commemorating the "Nakba," according to the name in the Arab world from the creation of the State of Israel in 1948 and the Palestinian exodus that ensued was bloody Sunday, May 15 by unprecedented violence that killed at least twelve dead and hundreds injured, mostly in the outskirts of the Palestinian territories and Lebanon and the Syrian border.

In the Golan Heights, the Israeli army opened fire on Palestinian demonstrators who came from Syria who had entered the occupied part. Two protesters were killed and four seriously wounded, medics said. The calm had returned by early evening in this sector, where nearly 200 of the thousands of protesters had crossed the cease-fire.

At least ten dead and 112 wounded at the border between Israel and Lebanon

.- At least ten people were killed and 112 were wounded by gunfire from Israeli soldiers against Palestinian and Lebanese refugees in a border region between Lebanon and Israel, the Lebanese army said in a statement. Earlier, a Lebanese military source pointed out that the dead were five, all in a shootout in the border village of Maroun Ras, where thousands of people gathered to commemorate the "Nakba" (catastrophe), reminiscent of Palestinian exile after the founding of the State of Israel on May 14, 1948.

Religious violence erupts in Cairo

.- The violence erupted in the neighborhood of Cairo Maspero when unidentified gunmen opened fire on Christian protesters, leaving at least two people dead and 60 injured, state television reported. Christian protesters known as 'Copts' initially held a protest in front of state television building to demand greater rights for religious minorities.

However, dozens of unidentified men in civilian clothes, opened fire on demonstrators who were near the entrance of armed only with sticks and stones. They also threw Molotov cocktails. It was not immediately clear on why the skirmish occurred, reported the Qatari news network Al Jazer.

At least one Israeli dies in shooting of Palestinian refugees

A Palestinian was killed and another 67 were wounded today by Israeli army gunfire in northern Gaza when thousands were demonstrating to commemorate the Nakba (Catastrophe) in the Palestinians remember the exile and dispossession of his people with the creation of Israel in 1948. Fifteen of the victims, mostly children, were wounded by shrapnel from missiles fired by Israeli tanks near the Palestinian town of Beit Lahia, told reporters Selmeya Abu Adham, a spokesman for the emergency services in Gaza.

Detain two suspected members of Al Qaeda in the Tunisian-Libyan border

Two individuals suspected of terrorist military organization Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and carrying explosives have been arrested by the Tunisian security services in the Libyan border, state television reported today in Tunisia. The two men, whose identities and hometowns were not released, were detained for questioning in the town of Tatauín after it was discovered that wearing an explosive belt and pumps provided according to state television, which did not specify the date of detention or provide further details.

Socialist Royal defends the right to presumption of innocence of Strauss-Kahn

The former candidate for president French Socialist Segolene Royal defeated by Sarkozy in 2006, has said in an interview this morning on Europe 1 radio that his party and fellow front-runner to become the Socialist candidate for president in 2012, Dominque Strauss-Kahn, "is entitled to the presumption of innocence" after der arrested in New York for an alleged crime of sexual abuse.

Royal has come out in favor of the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and has repeated over and over again that Strauss-Kahn has the right to defend itself and the presumption of innocence. "Right now my thoughts are with his family. We have to respect a man who has not yet had the opportunity to defend itself." Asked what effect the news about the primaries in the Socialist Party which will rival Sarkozy, Royal said it was too early to decide.

Pakistan parliament calls on the government to review relations with U.S.

The Pakistani parliament unanimously adopted a resolution condemning the military operation carried out by a special forces command of the U.S. Navy on 2 May in Abbottabad that culminated with the death of Osama bin Laden. The same document calls for the government in Islamabad to review their relationships, yet privileged, with the United States and opens an investigation by an independent commission to clarify the facts.

Accompanied the mysterious guerrilla Che

On August 31, 1967, at the confluence of the Rio Grande Masicurí, Bolivia, a platoon of soldiers hiding in the weeds waiting for a group of Cuban guerrillas crossing the stream. Are 17.20, takes ten hours of waiting, it burns the heat, mosquitoes are eaten in their beaks. Through a farmer has set a trap to the firing of revolutionary fighters who were preparing to cross a river.

The group named Joaquin crossed in single file, the water came up half a body, in some sections to the chin. Suddenly, the water emerges from the beautiful body of a thin woman, short sleeve attached to the body, a tuft of hair on the face. It is an unreal image for that group of soldiers who seek to Che Guevara in the Bolivian jungle.

Garzn believes that the death of Bin Laden is not in accordance with international law

Judge Baltasar Garzon has said from New York questioned the legality of the procedure leading to the execution of Osama Bin Laden. "His death is not justified from the point of view of international law," he said, while showing his desire to have questioned the leader of Al Qaeda. It now expects a "legal explanation" about how the action was executed.

"Nobody can be against a terrorist cease to be" discussed. But consider that the best way to vindicate the rule of law is to be arrested and brought to trial. "That's not to say that does not involve the use of force to stop them. What is wrong is that once arrested, and if there is no risk of formation, be killed", he explained the judge.

Armed group fired on demonstrators in Yemen, 35 injured

Armed men in civilian clothes opened fire on demonstrators on Saturday in the city of Taiz in southern Yemen, injuring 35 people, a doctor said. This comes as a mediator in the Persian Gulf came to the country to try to revive a plan aimed at ending the political crisis. The demonstrators have protested throughout the country for months, in revolt against President Ali Abdullah Saleh who were inspired by the movements that toppled governments in Egypt and Tunisia.

Magnets buried Libya says killed in NATO attack

Tears, songs and firing guns into the air on Saturday marked the funeral of nine magnets Libya NATO said it killed in an airstrike, but the military alliance said the building was attacked command and control center. NATO is bombing to Libya as part of a UN mandate to protect civilians. Some NATO members say they will continue until the Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, who described the alliance as a coward organization whose bombs could not kill him, is removed.