Sunday, July 31, 2011

The King of Morocco calls for early election of a new Parliament

A month after the adoption by referendum of a constitutional amendment reinforcing the power of the Prime Minister, the King of Morocco, Mohammed VI, called Saturday, July 30 to the early election of a new Parliament for a future prime minister is appointed. "It is important to start with the election of the new House of Representatives" for a prime minister can be appointed head of the party in the elections, said the sovereign in its Speech from the Throne, but without specifying a date.

The Syrian army launches an assault against Hama

The chariots of the Syrian army entered the night of Saturday 30 and Sunday, July 31 in Hama, one of the main centers of the protest movement against the regime of Bashar al-Assad. The balance sheet remains uncertain, journalists are still not allowed to go there. According to residents contacted by telephone by at least seventeen civilians were killed in the assault.

The state was in turn forty-five dead, according to a report release by the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights (OSDH). "The tanks are attacking us from four different directions. Their guns shoot blindly destroy tanks and barricades in the streets by residents," testified a doctor preserving his anonymity for fear of reprisals.

Mubarak Trial will be in Egypt

The trial of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, which begins next Wednesday, will be held for security reasons in the Police Academy in Cairo and not in a convention center, as had been previously announced. Speaking to news agency Mena, the president of the Court of Appeals Egyptian Abdelaziz Omar, announced that it has definitively decided to conduct the trial in the Police Academy, located in the affluent suburb of New Cairo, East of the city.

Netanyahu promises answers to the challenge

Undermined by social unrest on a scale unprecedented in Israel's right-wing government of Benjamin Netanyahu promised reforms, hoping to stem the movement. At the opening of the Council of Ministers, Sunday, July 31, Mr. Netanyahu announced that he would appoint an "inter-ministerial team to present a plan to ease the economic burden [hanging] on citizens, according to an official.

We must act with seriousness and responsibility to change the order of priorities in the economic field. " This team will be responsible for organizing a "round table which will be invited representatives of various sectors of the population." This decision, following the measures taken in disaster last week, came a day after massive demonstrations across the country that brought together 150,000 Israelis according to media reports, more than 100,000 according to police.

Strong earthquake shaking again Fukushima Prefecture

.- A strong earthquake of 6.5 magnitude on the Richter scale struck again today northeastern Japan, according to the Meteorological Office in China. The ground movement occurred around 3:53 pm local time  off the coast of Fukushima, the region affected by the massive earthquake and tsunami of March 11.

The epicenter was 57 kilometers below sea level, off the coast of Fukushima prefecture. The earthquake reached an intensity greater than five degrees, according to the Japanese scale of seven levels in the towns of Naraha and Kawauchi, both in Fukushima, said the television channel NHK World.

Burned with acid, an Iranian renounces the law of retaliation

An Iranian woman blinded with acid by a man she had refused the marriage proposal was abandoned at the last minute to the abuser fairesubir the law of retaliation, reported Sunday, July 31 the Iranian press. Mohavedi Majid, who had thrown the aid in the face of Ameneh Bahrami in 2004, was sentenced in 2008 to lose the sight in accordance with Islamic law in Iran.

Under Sharia law imposed after the 1979 revolution, the "question" - "law of retaliation" - is allowed in the case of injury. Majid Movahedi was to receive his award - the payment of drops of acid in your eyes - this Sunday. "I tried for seven years to obtain the conviction in question, but today I decided to forgive him, said Ameneh Bahrami quoted by news agency ISNA.