Sunday, May 22, 2011

Saleh does not sign transition agreement and threatening a civil war

.- President Ali Abdullah Saleh on Sunday rejected the signature of the transition agreement and threatened a civil war, while the GCC mediator had to be evacuated from the embassy, where negotiators were meeting at the siege of loyalists . One protester was killed and another wounded on the road to the airport shot by supporters of President Saleh, who were deployed en masse in the capital and blocked the main artery of the city.

The four French detainees were released in Libya

Four suspected French spy on behalf of Muammar Gaddafi were released and returned, Saturday, May 21, Egypt announced the French Foreign Ministry in a statement. They were supported by the French consular authorities. These four employees Secopex, a private security company, were detained following the death of their boss on May 11 in Benghazi.

The rebellion Jamahiriya announced Friday the expulsion of the next four French. "The Libyan justice (rebel) did not intend to judge," had said a Libyan source close to the matter, adding: "We want to expel them and they never come back. The important thing was to prevent harm ". The four men work for Secopex, a private security company based in Carcassonne.

Britain withdraws troops from Iraq

.- The last of the troops in the country came out on Sunday, ending more than eight years of fighting insurgents and training local forces since the invasion in 2003. Eighty-eight Royal Navy sailors given the task of patrolling the waters off the southern port of Um Qasr in the Persian Gulf to Iraq Navy.

that was the last direct mission that British troops were in Iraq since combat forces withdrew from Basra in July 2009. Brigadier General Max Marriner, commander of the British force in Iraq, said a strong improvement in security conditions throughout the country, particularly in the south, which said British troops contributed.

Syria also organized the protest from Paris

Ouattara solemnly inaugurated president of Côte d'Ivoire

Alassane Ouattara was formally sworn in as President of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, Saturday, May 21, in Yamoussoukro, the political capital of the country. After six months of a violent post-election crisis, the great Chancellor of the Order gave the President Ouattara as Grand Master of the Order in the presence of a score of heads of state and African leaders, the French President Nicolas Sarkozy and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

The security company is conducting the investigation Guidepost Solutions for lawyers of the accused

An investigator from Guidepost Solutions be gone in Guinea ... The rumor in New York. Now that the first elements of the prosecution case, validated by the grand jury, are accessible to the defense of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, its lawyers may consider their strategy. It will depend largely on what the detectives have unearthed Guidepost during the investigation they conduct discharge.

They are paid to list all elements allowing either to exonerate DSK at trial or to allow his lawyers to negotiate in the best position to force a settlement with the prosecutor to reduce charges against their client . Hence the need to investigate in the country of origin of the young Guinean girl who says she was sexually assaulted by the former head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Police forcibly dispersed a demonstration in Rabat

Moroccan .- Riot control agents violently dispersed a protest today in Rabat dozens of protesters, who responded to a national call February 20 Movement to ask profound political and social reforms. According to Efe could verify on the spot, the intervention took place at 16, 00 local time (15, 00 GMT), when more than one hundred people gathered near the historic plaza Bab Alhad and shouted slogans like "Out, out , the people have the alternative "or" The people want to overthrow authoritarianism.

Iran claims to have arrested 30 spies working for the U.S.

The Iranian Ministry of Information announced Saturday, May 21 the dismantling of a large network of "spying and sabotage" and the arrest of "30 spies" working for the United States. "In an operation inside and outside the country, a complex web of espionage and sabotage linked to the CIA has been dismantled," said the Intelligence Ministry in a statement read on state television .

"The Intelligence Ministry agents arrested 30 (...) spies working for the United States," he added, without elaborating on the identity of those arrested or the date of their arrest. The statement said officials of U.S. intelligence services "were trying to trap the Iranian citizens by offering visas, residence permits promise [the U.S.], work and study visas.

Yemen's president rejected a third time to sign his resignation

Gunmen supporters of the president of Yemen, Ali Abdullah Saleh, have remained close for several hours on Sunday the UAE Embassy in Sana'a, where ambassadors were meeting U.S., Europe and five members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to try, after two failed attempts, the Yemeni president to sign the agreement that his own party and the opposition agreed to the April 24 to facilitate the transition in the country.

Six dead in an attack against a military hospital in Kabul

The military hospital in Kabul was shot Saturday, May 21 by a suicide bombing, which left six dead and 23 wounded, said the spokesman of the Afghan Ministry of Defense. "There was a suicide bombing in a tent used as a refectory for students in medicine from the hospital," said Gen. Mohammad Zahir Azimi.

"The explosion killed six people and injured 23. All the victims are students in medicine," he added. The military hospital in Kabul is supposed to be one of the best protected areas among the Afghan capital, itself already under high security. A spokesman for the insurgent Taliban, Zabihullah Muajahid, has claimed responsibility, saying that "suicide attack" was carried out by two suicide bombers.

EU prepares sanctions against Syrian President

.- Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, may be included next week in the list of persons sanctioned by the European Union in response to the violent crackdown on peaceful protesters in the Arab country. The measure will be reviewed by the Foreign Ministers of the Commonwealth on Monday, when they conclude their regular council in Brussels.

According to EU sources, the Twenty-seven have already reached a preliminary consensus in this regard and now only need to formalize the decision. The idea would have gained strength after the U.S. announcement, last Wednesday, which will take direct sanctions against Al-Assad. Washington hoped that in this way 'increased pressure on the Damascus government to stop the violence against the people and begin the transition to a democratic system.

Six killed in attack on Kabul hospital

At least six people were killed and 23 wounded in a suicide bombing at a military hospital in Kabul, the Afghan defense ministry. The press release states that all staff deaths were in the hospital service. The explosion occurred at the medical center Sardar Mohammad Daud, where he often met daily to Afghan army soldiers who are injured in clashes with Taliban groups.

The blast was heard several miles away.

Ouattara Gbagbo wants to be tried in Côte d'Ivoire and the ICC

.- The new president of Ivory Coast, Alassane Ouattara, said today that his predecessor, Laurent Gbagbo, who was deposed by force, reluctant to acknowledge his defeat at the polls, should be tried in his country, but also by the International Criminal Court (CPI). In an interview with TV channel "France 24" Ouattara said Gbagbo must face justice ivory and also requested "that is tried by the International Criminal Court" because some crimes within its jurisdiction.

At least six dead and 50 wounded in Iraq in a string of attacks

At least six people were killed and 53 others were wounded in ten bombings and two other car bombings have occurred in different areas of Baghdad. According to police sources, four bombs and a car bomb exploded in Al Amal neighborhood in the southwest of the city, near a police station, which killed two civilians and wounding fifteen people, including three soldiers.

In the Al Talabiya, in eastern Baghdad, detonating an explosives-laden vehicle into a caravan of official cars have killed a civilian. In the attack, which was aimed at managing director of internal affairs of the Ministry of Interior, who was unhurt, were also injured five people, including two members of the bodyguard of a senior official.

The EBRD will soon expand its operations in North Africa

States shareholders of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) approved Saturday, May 21 the principle of expanding its investment in North Africa and the Middle East. "The EBRD's shareholders have made significant progress in deciding to extend the investment bank to the countries of North Africa and the Middle East," said the EBRD said in a statement issued in Astana, the Kazakh capital, venue of its annual meeting.

Yemen president is reluctant to relinquish power

.- The party of Yemeni leader Ali Abdullah Saleh said he will not sign an agreement to transfer power "closed" and instead calls for the creation of a public event that includes the leaders of the opposition. The statement released Sunday by the General People Congress (GPC), published by the official news agency SABA, came hours before Saleh was scheduled to sign the agreement and is another sign of a series of mixed signals on whether the president leaves office.

Double bombing kills 15 in Pakistan

Two separate attacks in Northwest Pakistan destroyed 12 trucks Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) with supplies that went into Afghanistan and caused a fire that killed 15 civilians who collected fuel that leaked from a tanker truck. In the town of Landi Kotal in the Khyber tribal province, bordering Afghanistan, residents gathered around a tanker of NATO to recover gasoline that leaked after a bomb blast.

Ouattara is sworn in as president of Ivory Coast, to provide crisis

The new president of Ivory Coast, Alassane Ouattara, took office six months after his election and after election conflict that has claimed at least three thousand lives. Ouattara said that with his inauguration, "has been respected democracy and the will of the people" in a ceremony surrounded by great expectation, after post-election conflict that led to the refusal to leave office, the former president, Laurent Gbagbo, after be defeated in elections.

Colonialism, DSK and the IMF

Recent news related to the IMF bring a bad whiff of colonialism. I am not referring to the fact that a rich and powerful Frenchman who was head of the IMF is accused of attempted rape in his luxury hotel waitress a young African. What happened there we do not know and you have to wait before convicting Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

But what no one had to wait are the ebbs ugly colonial attempt to impose a European as his successor. According to this view only in Europe can be in charge of the IMF, an institution owned by 187 countries. This proposal "only" discriminates the remaining 93% of humanity. It is unusual for an organization that requires governments borrow it to adopt principles of transparency, efficiency and meritocracy choose their leader through a process that violates the rules you preach.

Fifteen killed in an explosion in the Pakistani-Afghan border

At least 15 people were killed Saturday, May 21 near the Afghan-Pakistan border in the fire, caused by a bomb, a truck NATO. The victims were youths who had gathered to collect the leaking fuel tank near the town of Landi Kotal in the Frontier Province du Nord-Ouest, said an official of the local government.

"The tanker caught fire after an explosion caused by a small bomb," he said. "The villagers of nearby houses rushed to collect leaking gasoline truck damaged after the fire was under control," he added. "Suddenly, the fire resumed and at least 15 people, including five young boys, who collected the fuel in buckets, were fatally burned." According to another Pakistani official, eleven trucks and tanker trucks from NATO were destroyed Friday around midnight near Torkham (northwest).

Haiti: the entrepreneur Daniel Gerard Rouzier-appointed Prime Minister

The Haitian president, Michel Martelly, appointed Friday, May 20-entrepreneur Daniel Gerard Rouzier, 51 years as prime minister, said President of the Chamber of Deputies, Saurel Jacynthe. "That's Mr. Rouzier has been appointed" prime minister, confirmed Mr. Jacynthe, interviewed by telephone. "The president Martelly wrote to the chairmen of both houses of Parliament to inform them of the choice of Mr.

Kuwait elected to the Council on Human Rights UN

Kuwait is among the 15 countries elected Friday, May 20th at Board of Rights after the UN decision of Syria, whose government is facing an unprecedented wave of protest, to postpone his 2013 candidacy. The 192 countries represented at the UN General Assembly was called to renew every year as one third of the 47 Council seats, the main UN body responsible for periodically reviewing the situation of human rights in the member countries.

Mubarak requires psychological help

.- The ousted president, Hosni, requires psychological help, since he is very depressed, but his physical condition is stable, reported the Egyptian news agency Mena. According to the report, citing medical sources at the military hospital in Sharm-el-Sheik, where the former president has been hospitalized since 13 April, "the mental and emotional state Mubarak is bad." The deposed leader, 83, is physically stable but has a picture of deep depression and needed psychological help, the sources said.

Sudanese troops take control of the disputed region of Abyei

Sudanese army troops were deployed yesterday in the restive region of Abyei, which straddles the north and south, and occupied the main town in the disputed territory, Sudanese state television said. Abyei is an oil-rich area due to tribal complexities, has been left out of the implementation of peace agreements signed between North and South Sudan in July that will lead to the independence of the South.

DSK affair: the story of the day's events

Formally charged, but allowed to be paroled, Dominique Strauss-Kahn joined the evening of Friday, May 20 Rikers Island prison after having spent four nights. He was assigned to the security company must ensure that his house arrest in New York. "He will live temporarily in lower Manhattan near the area of Ground Zero, the area where stood the twin towers of the World Trade Center before Sept.

The Syrian Army kills 11 attending funeral for victims of Friday

The death toll in Saturday's demonstration for democracy in Syria has grown to 11, as reported by a human rights activist. Syrian security forces opened fire on the persons therein assembled, and the death toll is not yet final. Razan Zaitouna lawyer was who established the death toll in the cemetery of Nasra of Homs, where they buried 10 protesters killed in clashes with the Syrian army in the protests against President Bashir al-Assad on Friday.

In Washington, Obama recognizes the "dispute" with Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Friday rejected the proposal of a future Palestinian state based on the armistice lines of 1967, calling it "indefensible" against President Barack Obama, who received him in the Oval Office. "If Israel is prepared to make generous compromise for peace, he can not return to 1967 lines, since these lines are indefensible," said Netanyahu, dealing a blow to the U.S.

Spain: the challenge is growing despite a ban on protests

The protests that have erupted in Spain Sunday, May 15 took a new dimension to three days of municipal and regional elections of May 22 The interior minister, Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba, has interrupted his actions Friday morning campaign from the capital to monitor the conduct of rallies, which have been declared unlawful by the electoral commission.

He refuses for now to indicate whether the police will be ordered to remove the thousands of participants expected on Friday night instead of Madrid's Puerta del Sol. A real village self appeared in less than five days in the heart of Madrid. The historic square of Puerta del Sol now has its own free school meals, his stand of legal information, the infirmary ...

Cyrus Vance Jr. plays back in his career

It is man who must prove the guilt of Dominique Strauss-Kahn. Whoever in an adversarial legal system is commissioned to find the evidence against the Americans call it the "DA" for "District Attorney". That translates as "prosecutor" in French. This man, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., 56, will have to manage the case of his career, say observers, like MePierre Hourcade, counsel to the bars of Paris, New York and California, promised to "fight to the death between him and the lawyers defense.