Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Libya: NATO attacks on civilian target again

NATO on Monday again accused of having attacked a civilian agency in the country, killing several bystanders. The alliance had attacked the house of an old comrade of the dictator Gaddafi in the city Surman west of Tripoli, the Libyan government spokesman said. 13 civilians were killed.

The European Union confirms that more sanctions on the Syrian regime

The foreign ministers of the EU have condemned "in strongest terms the worsening violence" in Syria and have "deplored" the regime in Damascus "has not responded to calls to stop immediately violence and engage in meaningful reforms "and confirmed that prepare sanctions against regime leaders" additional "in response to the situation.

Iran hanged in public three men sued of rape and robbery

Iranian authorities hanged in public on Friday three men for rape and armed robbery, reported local news agency Fars. The public execution was a very common procedure in the early days of the Islamic Republic, founded in 1979 - but in recent years had been confined to the yards of prisons to try to improve the country's image. However, in recent months has become to report physical punishment, such as whipping, and executions in the streets of the country.

More than 175 dead and 36 million affected by floods in China

The center of China has in weeks of suffering the worst drought in half a century to face the wrath of the usual summer floods, which caused about 175 deaths and more than 36 million affected in this and other areas of the country, according to the Ministry of Civil Affairs. According to the Ministry 86 people are missing as a result of four rounds of torrential rains and flooding from June 3 to 13 have affected administrative divisions of China, especially in the river basin Yangtze, the one where the first five months of the year many lakes and rivers dried up.

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, has cancer

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has cancer, said Monday his attorney, citing a medical report to assess whether the former leader is unfit to stand trial. "Mubarak has cancer and that was on the last medical report," said his attorney, Farid El Deeb. Mubarak was hospitalized in the coastal resort of Sharm el-Sheikh on the Red Sea after suffering heart problems, reportedly during initial interrogations.

Chirac's trial will be held between 5th and September 23

The Paris Criminal Court decided Monday that the trial of former French President Jacques Chirac for alleged corruption takes place within the next 5 and 23 September. The Court met to fix the dates on which held that trial, in which the former head of state is accused of an alleged crime of illegal financing of parties through the recruitment fictional people when he was mayor of Paris.

Anti-regime demonstrations in several cities after Assad's speech

The speech by Bashar Assad in Damascus University failed to quell the spirits of the demonstrators, rather the opposite. The Syrians are outraged again take to the streets Monday in some neighborhoods in cities like Damascus and Homs, Hama, Aleppo and Idlib. Protests were also held in various suburbs of the capital and the coastal city of Latakia.

The Syrian opposition activists and refugees in Turkey also expressed their disappointment at the speech and said they were "disappointed" because they expected "ads clearer" and "concrete measures". Assad announced Monday that next month's parliamentary elections will be held in August and pledged to amend the Constitution.