Thursday, June 16, 2011

Egyptian Al Qaeda names new leader

The veteran militant Ayman al-Zawahri took command of Al Qaeda after Osama bin Laden's death, on Thursday reported an Islamist website, fulfilling expectations after being the number two of the organization for a long time. Zawahri, bin Laden lieutenant and mastermind behind much of the strategy of Al Qaeda, vowed this month to keep the campaign against the United States and its allies.

"The overall leadership of Al Qaeda, after completing their inquiries, today announced that Sheikh Dr. Ayman Zawahiri, may God grant you success, has assumed the responsibility of commanding the group," the site said Ansar al-Mujahideen (followers of Holy Warriors) in a statement. Zawahri, an Egyptian-born, was considered the most likely successor to bin Laden, the man blamed for the attacks of September 11, 2001 in New York and Washington, who was killed by U.S.

Japan launches operation of large-scale search for missing tsunami

The Japanese government launched a new search operation on a large scale to try to find the remains of thousands of missing persons in areas affected by the earthquake and tsunami on 11 March. According to public broadcaster NHK, about four thousand troops from the Police, the Self-Defense Forces (Army) and the Fire will tour until Saturday some of the towns hardest hit by the catastrophe in Miyagi Prefecture, and Ishinomaki, Kesennuma and Minami Sanriku.

Argentina .- Three soldiers injured when an explosive device at a naval base Argentina

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina 16 Jun. Three soldiers were wounded Thursday when an explosive device in the armory of the Marines in the Puerto Belgrano Naval Base, 30 kilometers from Bahía Blanca, as confirmed by military sources. The fact happened just after 9:00 local time (14.00 CET Spanish), when the number two of a battalion of Marines, Captain Maximilian Canepa, with two NCOs ran the armory, as reported by the Argentina Telam official agency.

UN warning on rising violence in Sudan

Senior officials from the United Nations (UN) warned today of escalating violence in the state of South Kordofan in Sudan, which has left 65 dead and 60 000 displaced people outside the region. In a statement issued by his office Thursday, the UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon called on the warring parties to allow unhindered access to UN Mission in that country and humanitarian aid for the affected population .

Falkland .- Argentina as "a regrettable act of arrogance" that Cameron refused to negotiate the sovereignty of the islands

BUENOS AIRES, 16 Jun. The Government of Argentina as "a deplorable act of arrogance", the statements of British Prime Minister, David Cameron, who has reiterated that the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands, claimed by both countries, "not negotiable" , as recorded by a Foreign Ministry statement said the South American country.

Argentina has interpreted the words of 'premier' as an attempt to "put an end to history" of a dispute over sovereignty recognized by the United Nations, through two resolutions that call on the search for a negotiated solution. In his opinion, "this position is in addition to continuing contempt of the British Government to repeated UN mandate and the many appeals of the international community," urging both countries to resume negotiations.

Papandreou remodels the Government following the rejection of the opposition

Greek Prime Minister, the socialist George Papandreou on Wednesday announced a government reshuffle, which will be announced tomorrow, after the main opposition party rejected his offer to integrate a national unity Executive to get to Greece crisis. The proposal coincided with the third general strike so far this year.

The call, with a massive following, was seen as sometimes marked by violent incidents that have resulted in dozens of injuries and arrests. The trigger for the strike was the draconian economic adjustment that the Greek government, opposed by all political forces and some of his fellow-must move forward before the next day 29, a condition imposed by the European Union and the Fund International Monetary Fund to release the next tranche of the bailout agreed in May 2010 (12,000 million euros, that Athens should receive in July).

London 2012: Hundreds of Olympic tickets went on Gaddafi clan

British fighter jets bombed targets in Libya almost daily by those in power Gaddafi - tolerates but probably soon be the land of the despot's henchmen in the middle of London: The regime has received hundreds of tickets for the Olympic Games, held in 2012 in the British capital. London - It will be a sports event of superlatives, but the Olympics threatens London 2012 unpleasant political implications: Hundreds of tickets for sports events have gone to the regime of Libya's Muammar al-Gaddafi, on Wednesday confirmed a spokeswoman for the Olympic organizing committee .