Monday, June 6, 2011

120 reported killed in Damascus by armed guerrillas ambush''''

At least 120 people died, including dozens of members of the security services, in Jisr al Shagur, northwest of Damascus, in an ambush and attacks by armed guerrillas, "Syrian state television reported. The chain, which earlier had spoken of eighty deaths, adding that also injured dozens of people during a series of attacks by gunmen on government buildings and in an ambush on security forces on their way to this town, located in the province of Edleb.

Syrian security forces are faced with armed men

Syrian security forces confronted on Monday with hundreds of gunmen in the northwestern city of Jisr al-Shughour, where at least 40 people were killed, said on state television. "They managed to end a blockade on one of the neighborhoods captured by armed men and have been fighting them to stop blockages in other sectors (city)," the report said Syrian public channel.

It is the first time that staff report on large-scale confrontations in the 11-week revolt against the government of President Bashar al-Assad.

Israeli army kills 23 people in border area

The Israeli army fired on Syrian and Palestinian demonstrators trying to enter the Golan Heights, territory occupied by Israel, killing 23 people and wounding 350. Coinciding with the anniversary of the "Naksa" (the Arab defeat of June 1967), hundreds of protesters, waving Palestinian and Syrian flags, tried to cross a barbed wire barrier first, followed by a minefield near the town of Majdal Shams in the occupied Golan.

Argentina and Ecuador Peru .- Ollanta Humala congratulated on his victory in Peru's presidential

MADRID, 6 Jun. The president of Argentina, Cristina Fernandez, and Ecuadorian Foreign Minister, Ricardo Patino, on Monday congratulated President-elect of Peru, Ollanta Humala, for his victory in the Peruvian elections. Patiño Fernández and celebrated the ascension to the position of Humala, who won the electoral victory in the second round of the elections held on Sunday.

In a telephone interview, Humala thanked the congratulations of the president of Argentina and he recalled the "good relations" he had with Néstor Kirchner, who praised the work performed in front of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR). In this sense, Humala pledged to arrange a visit to Argentina, once the new government takes office, according to the state agency Telam Argentina.

Opponents agree ceasefire in Yemen

The departure of the Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, successfully operated in Saudi Arabia after being wounded on Friday in the bombing of the presidential palace in Sanaa, was celebrated by tens of thousands of people but leaves little doubt about who is now in power. Responsible for the bombing that wounded the president, the powerful Hashed tribal chief, Sadek al-Ahmar, agreed to a cease-fire conditions, as well as evacuation of public buildings occupied by their supporters in Sana'a.

NATO announces the end of the Gadhafi regime

The NATO Secretary General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen expressed his confidence that the regime of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi has been weakened by the international military intervention and is nearing its end. "Gadhafi has lost control of much of the country. Every day their loved ones are leaving and its regime is increasingly isolated both at home and abroad ', said at a news conference.

Thus, Rasmussen wants the defense ministers of NATO, which will meet on Wednesday and Thursday in Brussels, starting to 'discuss how to prepare for the day after Gadhafi go. " 'This day is coming. Is part of the past Gadhafi of Libya. The future belongs to the Libyan people, "said the secretary general of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

Chile .- Puyehue volcano ash began to fall in Argentina's Patagonia

BUENOS AIRES / SANTIAGO, 6 Jun. The Puyehue volcanic ash that erupted last Saturday, began to fall on Monday in two major cities of Patagonia, Argentina, forcing the state to declare emergency in the area while In Chile the authorities remain on alert for volcanic activity. Changes in wind direction would be responsible for the ash has reached the town of San Martin de los Andes, according to Civil Defense confirmed Monday.

For the murder of policeman five arrested in Afghanistan

Five people, all Afghan, were arrested for the murder of Italian carabinieri Cristiano Congiu, took place yesterday in Afghanistan, region of the Panjshir. The place is now the expected arrival of four Italian investigators as part of the investigation opened on the assassination of the military, died in an ambush tesogli after defending a woman who was with him.

The Italian American friend of the policeman would now be in custody "protective" in order to acquire new information useful in the investigation. The detention of women, although classified as protective, raises new questions on the murder of the policeman, who now questions aim to clarify the Italian investigators.

Benedict XVI is counting on Croatia to "revive Christian values" in the EU

Under a stormy sky, Benedict XVI entered the thick of things, Saturday, June 4, on the tarmac of the airport in Zagreb. Addressing the President of the Republic of Croatia, Ivo Josipovic, the pope, who makes a whirlwind trip of 33 hours in this "Little Poland Balkans", advocated that the upcoming entry of Croatia into the European Union be an opportunity to help the continent to "preserve and revitalize the priceless heritage of common human and Christian values." For his first trip abroad this year, Benedict XVI chose to hammer home the key messages of his pontificate: the defense of the Christian roots in a largely secularized Western Europe and its concerns about "the crisis of the West ".

Yemen: Westerners called to leave the country

The head of European diplomacy, Catherine Ashton, announced Saturday, June 4, activating a mechanism to assist and coordinate the evacuation of EU citizens residing in Yemen and wishing to leave because of violence in the country. Meanwhile, Paris has asked the French still there to leave the country without delay.

And London has launched a fresh appeal for its citizens, urging them to leave the country, in view of "the escalation of violence." Germany for its decision to close its embassy in the capital. The remaining staff on site will leave the country "as soon as possible", the ministry said in a statement.

In Syria, the crowd buries victims of yesterday in Hama

In the aftermath of a bloody day of demonstrations across Syria, tens of thousands of people marched again, Saturday, June 4, in the city of Hama, 210 km north of Damascus to attend the funeral of the victims. The crowd is huge, represented more than 100 000 people according to Rami Abdel-Rahman, president of the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights (OSDH), based in London.

Since the beginning of the dispute, it was impossible to independently recognize the protesters because the Syrian authorities prevented the international media to cover events in their territory. The testimonies collected by telephone, however, show that the voltage is far from settled.

SLP needed for the search for Asian markets

.- The Secretary of Economy () in the state, Martha Elena Meade, said it is necessary to look for markets like Japan and Korea to achieve exponential growth among entrepreneurs in the state. He explained that the promotion of the rule in the Asian market has not been easy, but if necessary to the economic development of San Luis Potosi.

Of why these markets are being sought, the state official said that in the specific case of Japan, to natural disasters that have affected the country, has become an urgent need to install power plants elsewhere, making it attractive San Luis Potosi. And the advantage, according to Martha Elena explained by Meade, that many not only seek to install an enterprise, but also associated with some operator or provider.

Ida, the polar bear in Central Park, was euthanized

Ida, the polar bear's Central Park Zoo, was euthanized, Friday, June 3 The disappearance of the animal 25, one of the most popular zoo in New York, is a consequence of liver cancer detected recently. "Ida was an ambassador for all the polar bears. It was really an extraordinary animal and we will miss her every day," said Jeff Sailer, director of the zoo said in a statement.

The New York Times remembers that Ida was a figure in New York, "she ate tilapia served over ice, a dish prepared by chef Rachael Ray, she was the subject of newspaper articles and, of course, she faced the constant gaze of visitors. "

Humala wins by five points early Fujimori according to exit polls polls

The nationalist candidate Ollanta Humala has a five-point lead in the race for the presidency of Peru, according to early exit polls polls to. The data give the candidate of Peru Earn 52.6% of the vote compared to 47.4% that give Keiko Fujimori's populist Force 2011. Although there are more than five points difference, the poll has a margin of error of three percentage points above and below.

Pakistan announces the death of a senior al-Qaida

Mohammad Ilyas Kashmiri, considered one of the most active military leaders and most feared Al-Qaeda, was probably killed, Friday, June 3, by missiles from a U.S. drone fired into the north-west Pakistan . The death of Kashmiri has not been confirmed officially by Islamabad, but Pakistani intelligence (ISI), quoted anonymously by the agency, have certainty.

"We are certain he was killed. We are now trying to recover the bodies," said one head of the ISI. Officially, Pakistan refers to "strong suspicion that Kashmiri was killed in the strikes." "But it is impossible for anyone to confirm it officially, because we can not access the body, and the villagers themselves ensure that they are unrecognizable," says a very senior Pakistani military, cited by.

Reported drop of NATO helicopter in Afghanistan

Two soldiers from the NATO-led force in Afghanistan were killed when a helicopter crashed in eastern Afghanistan, an action which the Taliban claimed, local media reported. "I can confirm that a helicopter has crashed in eastern Afghanistan," said the biggest Tim James, a spokesman for the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) under NATO command.

"We have no indication that register some kind of enemy activity in the area when the plane went down," he said. In a statement issued by NATO ruled out the involvement of insurgents "in the incident, saying that" the cause of the accident is under investigation. However, Taliban rebels claimed responsibility for the incident, Afghan news agency reported PAN (Pajhwok Afghan News).