Monday, June 20, 2011

Tunisia, Ben Ali and his wife sentenced

The former president of Tunisia, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and his wife were both sentenced to 35 years imprisonment. The court convicted them of theft and illegal possession of a treasure in money and jewelry.
The verdict requires Ben Ali also pay a sum equivalent to 65.6 million dollars.

The world does not stop the bleeding of refugees

At the end of 2010 there were 43.7 million refugees worldwide, the highest in the last 15 years, according to a report released Monday by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Specifically, the report Global Trends 2010 counted 15.4 million refugees accredited, 27.5 million internally displaced and 850,000 asylum seekers.

NATO acknowledged killing several civilians by mistake in an attack in Tripoli

NATO has acknowledged Sunday that the malfunction of a projectile could have caused the deaths of at least five civilians during an air raid on Tripoli. The Atlantic Alliance "regrets the loss of innocent civilian lives and great care is taken to carry out attacks," said General Charles Bouchard, head of NATO operations on Libya in a statement.

Clashes in Morocco by the king's role in the new Constitution

The Movement February 20 in Morocco, which claims reforms in Morocco, on Sunday protested against the Constitution announced Friday by King Mohammed VI, while minority groups rallied popular support of the new constitution. In Rabat, a hundred so-called "young monarchists" came to the neighborhood of Takadum, to demonstrate against the Constitution.

Michelle Obama visit Africa in his second official trip

The U.S. first lady, Michelle Obama, has in South Africa, first stop on his second official solo trip abroad, which will also take him to Botswana. In South Africa, Michelle will visit Johannesburg, Cape Town and Robben Island prison, where former President Nelson Mandela was held for 27 years.

Fidel and Raul Castro visited Chavez in Cuba

Cuba's President Raul Castro and his brother Fidel on Friday visited the Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez, who is recovering in Havana from surgery and with whom they discussed bilateral and international issues, according to official media reported Saturday.