Monday, August 29, 2011

The Finance Minister is head of government

The Japanese Finance Minister Yoshihiko Noda has been appointed the new chairman of the ruling Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) and thus becomes the new prime minister of the country.

Following the resignation of Prime Minister Naoto Kan was the 54-year-old Noda on Monday in a second ballot the most votes from the DPJ members. According to the political tradition in Japan, he is expected on Tuesday by the Parliament elected the new prime minister. The party has a majority in the lower house of the relevant national parliament.

Israel fears that Syria is selling chemical weapons to Hamas and Hezbollah

The Israeli authorities are concerned about the possibility that the Syrian army is selling chemical weapons to armed groups such as Hamas or Islamist militia Lebanese political and military group Hezbollah, he confessed the Israeli ambassador to the United States, Michael Oren .

In an interview with Wall Street Journal, Oren said literally that Israel is "very concerned about the current situation in Syria and weapons of mass destruction, including chemical weapons" and said both the U.S. and Israel "are watching very this situation closely. "

South Africa seeks the Facebook Black hunter

A photograph posted on Facebook of a white guy holding a rifle in his hand and displayed at his feet, like a hunting trophy is involved, the body of a black child has caused a huge stir in South Africa. In fact, the elite corps of Police, the Hawks are looking to the author of the snapshot.

Israeli Defense Minister believes the UN resolution will not resolve conflict with the Palestinians

The Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak, said the EU High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy, Catherine Ashton, a UN resolution in favor of a Palestinian state will not help resolve the conflict Middle East. "We believe that the request to the Security Council and the United Nations General Assembly are both the wrong direction and are not productive," says a statement from Barak's office issued after its meeting today in Tel Aviv Ashton.

Rebels advance in control around Sirte

Libyan rebels have announced full control of the city of Ben Jawad, in the east, where forces loyal to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi had stood up to them in their progress towards Sirte, the hometown of leader fled, the channel reported catarí Jazeera. Sirte is a city in the hands of Gadhafi's followers after the fall of Tripoli.

U.S. announces death of The number two of Al Qaeda

The number two of Al Qaeda, Atiyah Abd al-Rahman, was killed in Pakistan, as indicated on Saturday a senior U.S. official. Without elaborating on the circumstances of his death, the aforementioned source said Atiyah Abd al-Rahman was killed in the Waziristan tribal area on Monday August 22.

Irene in NY: no victims but flooded streets and power outages

'Irene' is no longer a hurricane but a tropical storm. But the blasts have been beaten to force enraged the streets of New York on Sunday, while Manhattan was flooded and its inhabitants were left without light.

28 killed in suicide attack at a major Sunni mosque in Baghdad

At least 28 people have died, including a deputy, and over 30 wounded in a suicide bombing on Sunday against a major Sunni mosque in Baghdad, according to medical sources reported. "We have received 28 bodies and 30 injured. Ambulances and police cars are still bringing victims," said a spokesman for the Yarmuk Hospital in Baghdad.

The attack was carried out shortly after the end of evening prayers in this mosque in the neighborhood of Ghazaliya (west) and the prominent personalities who usually attend Sunni. "A suicide bomber entered the main hall of the mosque and blew himself up," said Qutaiba to Falahi, the press officer of the Sunni Board, an organization that manages Sunni religious sites.