Un attentato contro una stazione di polizia nel nord dell’Egitto ha causato nella notte almeno 12 morti e circa 100 feriti. Le autorità accusano i Fratelli musulmani di essere dietro l’attacco ed il premier Beblawi ha definito la Fratellanza “organizzazione terroristica”. L’autobomba è esplosa a Mansura, circa 100 km a nord del Cairo.
At least 12 people were killed and more than 100 wounded in a massive explosion at a security compound in Egypt’s Nile Delta area of Dakahlyia on Tuesday.
A security source said the blast may have been caused by a car bomb, but it was not clear if it was suicide attack or not.
State TV said at least 14 people were killed and more than 100 hurt. It said the attack was the worst in the city’s history and two senior security officials were among the wounded.
Another security source it was still unclear what caused the explosion, “but it seems to be a big one that led to the collapse of parts of the security building”.
Suicide attacks on soldiers and policemen have sharply risen in Egypt since the army ousted Morsy in July amid mass unrest against his rule.
The state-run Middle East News Agency quoted Beblawi as saying that those responsible for blast “will not escape punishment.”
Brotherhood officials, most of whom are on the run or out of the country, could not be immediately reached for comment on the government charges that they were behind the blast.
CHAOS, BURNED CARS
Witnesses in Dakahlyia said many cars inside and outside the security compound were burned out and the entire city was in chaos as people were hurrying to hospitals to check on victims.
Egypt’s Nile News TV cut into its late-night programming to urge people to go to hospitals to donate blood to the victims.
Most bomb attacks since Morsy’s overthrow have occurred in the Sinai region, which borders Israel and the Palestinian Gaza Strip. Around 200 soldiers have died in Sinai since July.
Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim survived a suicide car bomb attack targeting his convoy near his home in Cairo last September.
Morsy’s dramatic exit triggered a wave of violence that started with police attacks on his supporters’ two main camps in Cairo on August 14 in which hundreds were killed.
That violence prompted a wave of attacks on churches and police stations. Thousands of Islamist activists have been arrested in the unrest and around 100 policemen killed.
Source Egypt Independent
The source said the ambush by Hezbollah took place early Saturday and that the bodies of the slain Nusra Front fighters were in the group’s possession.
A source close to the party identified Ali Dergham Fares as the slain Hezbollah fighter, adding that another member was wounded in the clashes that followed the ambush.
Fighting erupted between the fighters and the Syrian rebels in Wadi al-Jamala, on the outskirts of Nahle, a rugged mountainous area along the porous border between Lebanon and Syria.
Separately, the senior security sources said a Hezbollah fighter was killed in the ongoing fighting in teh Qalamoun region between forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad and rebel groups.
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Il presidente dell’African Union Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma ha detto che i massacri di Bor, capitale dello Jonglei, saranno valutati come crimini “di guerra”. La cittadina di Bor è stata conquistata dalle forze fedeli all’ex vice presidente del Sud Sudan Riek Machar nei giorni scorsi. La città ha assistito alla peggiore violenza da quando sono scoppiati i combattimenti tra le fazioni rivali all’interno dell’Esercito del Sud Sudan (SPLA).
Thousands of people fled the town after it fell into rebel hands with the United Nations warning of potential humanitarian crisis. Forces loyal to president Salva Kiir are reported to be planning an assault to retake the town.
The continental body, in a statement issued Saturday, said its chairperson was ‘‘extremely saddened by the killing of innocent civilians and the United Nations peace keepers in Bor, Jonglie State of South Sudan.’’
The statement said Zuma considers the attack “war crimes”.
‘‘She [Zuma] condemns these killings as war crimes, and extends AU’s heartfelt condolences to their families and the government of India, as well as the UN secretariats.’’
Two Indian peacekeepers were killed last week when rebels from the Nuer ethic group, the second largest in South Sudan after the Dinka, attacked the UN base the remote Akobo county.
The UN humanitarian chief in South Sudan Toby Lanzer told AFP that he is particularly worried about Jonglei state.
Lanzer had just returned from a trip to Jonglei’s main city of Bor, where he said “a battle… looms” after various reports of groups mobilising.
The UN is “fortifying the camp in Bor, making sure there is no repeat of Akobo…. But, as in Akobo, if there are few peacekeepers inside and 2,000 (fighters) outside, there’s little we can do.”
Lanzer said he was also concerned about the security situation in South Sudan’s two oil-producing states of Unity and Upper Nile and, increasingly, Lakes state
The South Sudan government said that about 500 people have been killed since violence broke out on Sunday of last week.
World leaders, the UN, AU and foreign ministers from the East African have asked for the warring parties in the conflict to seek for a political solution.
President Kiir has said he is willing to talk peace with Machar. Machar has also expressed willingness to talk to Kiir, but on condition that he releases detainees arrested in connection with the alleged coup attempt.
Source Sudan Tribune
Da ottobre 2011, tutti i governi di transizione libici hanno fallito nel compito più importante: disarmare i ribelli. E così come la nuova leadership rimane impotente di fronte al commercio di armi all’interno del Paese, fallirà sicuramente anche nella lotta al contrabbando internazionale. In poco tempo, la Libia è diventata un rifugio per gli estremisti che rappresentano una minaccia anche per i Paesi vicini. Questa situazione instabile, inoltre, gioca un ruolo negativo nella guerra civile siriana, dal momento che la maggior parte dei combattenti e delle armi dell’opposizione siriana provengono proprio dalla Libia.
Further to yesterday’s attack by gunmen on the Northern Alsarir Agriculture Project north of Kufra, which saw one manager kidnapped and at least five attackers killed, a revenge attack was carried out in Ajdabiya late last night.
A militia formally known as the Island brigade and the Libya shield number 2 militia Ajdabiya Branch headed by Idress Alkudwa, carried out an attack on Tebu civilians.
Braheem Younis an oil engineer, nominated for the upcoming Constitutional Committee and citizen from the city said that the two brigades accompanied by a massive number of Zwai tribe members, started an attack on the Tebu community in the city in revenge for the deaths they had suffered as a result of their failed attack on the National Army at the Alsarir farm project two days earlier.
Younis reported that the attack started at 1 am in the Western district and the 7th of October neighbourhood. RPG missiles were fired at homes, and at least one Tebu member was murdered; Abubaker Youskoy a twenty two year old.
Around nine Tebu members were kidnapped, five homes burnt down after they had been ransacked of their possessions, and a number of cars were also burnt.
Younis added that the attackers were heavily armed and that they had promised a potential genocide of the Tebu in the city.
Younis said that there are fears that the historical Tebu-Zwai conflict could re-escalate and that there could be a repeat of the June 2011 clash in Kufra which left over 150 Tebu dead by the very same Libya Shield.
Source Libya Herald
«Noi giuriamo davanti a Dio che vendicheremo tutti coloro che hanno ucciso musulmani e aggredito il loro onore, i più importanti dei quali sono Sisi e Mohammed Ibrahim“, è riportato nella nota diffusa dal gruppo terrorista Ansar Beit al-Maqdis. «Chiediamo a tutti i musulmani in Egitto di stare lontano da tutte le installazioni militari e del ministero degli interni per preservare la loro vita». Di fatto una dichiarazione di “Guerra Santa” islamica contro due rappresentanti del governo provvisorio identificati come il male assoluto da parte degli islamisti fondamentalisti vicini ad Al Qaeda. La prova ulteriore, se ce ne fosse ancora bisogno, di una saldatura tra il movimento transnazionale fondato da bin Laden e gli appartenenti al movimento islamista dei “Fratelli Musulmani” nel processo tentato di involuzione dell’Egitto.
An Al-Qaeda-inspired group in Egypt’s volatile Sinai has warned the country’s military and police, urging troops to desert their ranks or face death at the hands of its fighters.
Ansar Jerusalem, or Ansar Beit al-Maqdis as the group is known, said in a statement on militant websites Monday that it considers Egyptian troops to be infidels because they answer to a secular government.
If the warning is ignored, Ansar Jerusalem says it “will be more determined to fight” the military and police.
Like other Sinai-based militant groups, Ansar Jerusalem has been blamed for rising attacks against Egypt’s forces since a July coup toppled the country’s former Islamist president, Mohammad Morsi.
The group has also said it was behind a September suicide bombing that targeted Egypt’s interior minister, who escaped unharmed.
Source Daily Star
L’attentato viene attribuito al gruppo estremista Ansar al-Sharia, ritenuto responsabile anche dell’attacco al consolato Usa nel settembre del 2012, nel quale perse la vita l’ambasciatore Chris Stevens e tre membri del suo staff. Il gruppo salafita ha di recente dichiarato di non riconoscere le autorità libiche e le istituzioni dello stato, accusandoli di apostasia e di essere forze malefiche al servizio dei tiranni stranieri.
In the first attack of its kind in Libya, seven people died and 12 were injured when a suicide bomber in a truck hit a military checkpoint at Bersis, 50 kilometres east of Benghazi early this morning.
“The incident took place at 1.30 am today” Benghazi Joint Security Room spokesman Ibrahim Shara, told the Libya Herald ” The suicide bomber blew himself up in Toyota Cruiser vehicle”.
One account of the attack has the suicide bomber ramming his vehicle into a checkpoint. Another is that he had parked some distance away and detonated his explosives when a soldiers went to check him. Civilians are reportedly among the dead and injured.
The first use of a suicide bomber in Libya has caused widespread shock.
“What happened in Bersis has only seen in Iraq and Afghanistan “ said Shara, “This was a critical and dangerous attack which is moving the country to a dangerous stage”.
He added that the security forces have began investigations into who was behind the attack. However, he added that suicide attacks were difficult because so much evidence was destroyed in the explosion. Poor quality TV footage showed the attack site when it had not been cordoned off. Soldiers and civilians appeared to be moving at random among the wreckage.
This is not the first time that Bersis has been the scene of a terror attack. Following the capture last month of a group of Ansar Al-Sharia fighters near Bersis in a vehicle carrying weapons and explosives, there was a failed ambush on a convoy carrying the prisoners. Later, on 28 November, three members of Mushat Al-Awal, the 1st Marines Battalion, were killed and seven injured in clashes in Bersis.
The commander of Saiqa Forces, Wanis Bukhamada, said at the time on television that the attackers were members of Ansar Al-Sharia.
Lo Yemen, come molti altri paesi che sono passati attraverso periodi di transizione, sta affrontando le difficoltà che richiedono un alto tasso di coordinamento del governo, tra cui, a febbraio, lo svolgimento di elezioni nazionali. L’Ufficio delle Nazioni Unite per i Servizi ai Progetti (UNOPS) è un’organizzazione che realizza progetti in tutto il mondo sotto l’egida delle nazioni Unite. Dal 2008, l’UNOPS ha in corso vari progetti in Yemen.
In 2013, the organization’s portfolio grew to provide assistance to U.N. Special Envoy to Yemen Jamal Benomar and his work with the National Dialogue Conference (NDC). This support will be extended to Yemen’s drafting of a new constitution, slated to take place following the wrap up of the NDC.
In line with the UNOPS mandate in Yemen, the organization has also been requested by the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation to support the assessment of the government’s public procurement system (policy, organization, processes and capacity).
Additionally, last month, the governments of Yemen and Qatar officially designated the UNOPS to administer a newly-established fund created to compensate civilians and military personnel who were forced out of their jobs and off their land in the South, following the nation’s civil war in 1994. Qatar donated $350 million to the Southern Victims’ Fund in November, giving Yemen the resources to move ahead with reconciliatory efforts for tensions that still exist between the two regions.
Jan Mattsson, the executive director of the UNOPS, recently visited Yemen in order to assess progress in the country and better understand how the U.N. can assist Yemen in its political transition.
Source Yemen Times
According to Foreign ministry Website, the Greek charge dˈ affaires was summoned and was told that Iran is dissatified with the EU parliamentary delegation move.
The charge dˈ affaires was also told that Tehran sees the act as ˈcontrary to goodwillˈ and that Iranian Embassy in Brusseles had warned the European delegation about such a meeting prior to their visit to Tehran.