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									                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ARAB TIMES, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2012
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                                                                                                                  Weapons cargo suspected

Iraq blocks Syria-bound North Korean plane
BAGHDAD, Sept 21, (RTRS): Iraq has             Wednesday, said arms transfers were                                                            could search their planes any time, ran-                                                        fracture Syria along sectarian lines and
                                                                                              Reuters.                                                                                        officials. The report also said Iran was
denied permission to a North Korean            organised by the Islamic Revolutionary            Moussawi said the scheduled plane’s          domly, and whenever we get any evi-             dispatching trucks overland via Iraq            yield a hostile, hardline Sunni Muslim
plane bound for Syria to pass through          Guard Corps.                                   itinerary, from North Korea to Syria, was       dence (that they are shipping weapons),”        westwards to Syria.                             regime that could stir up Iraq’s volatile
Iraqi airspace on Saturday because it sus-                     Weopons                        what had aroused suspicions but that            he said.                                                                                        Sunni-Shi’ite mix.
pects it could be carrying weapons, a sen-                                                                                                       “We will seriously stop these plans                          Upheaval                           Baghdad has reinforced key points
                                                                                              there had been no contact between the
ior official said on Friday.                      “Continuing the Iraqi government pol-       Iraqi government and North Korea on the         (from passing through Iraqi space),” he            Syria’s upheaval is politically tricky       along its 680-km (420-mile) desert bor-
   Iraq on Thursday denied a Western           icy to investigate the passing of weapons      issue.                                          added added.                                    for Iraq’s Shi’ite Muslim-led govern-           der with Syria.
intelligence report that said Iranian air-     to Syria through Iraqi land and air space,        Mossawi said that despite repeated              Although charges that Iraq has allowed       ment. Close to Assad’s ally, Shi’ite Iran,         US officials said earlier this month
craft had flown weapons and military           the Iraqi authorities prevented a North        requests from the Iraqi side, the United        Iran to send arms to Syria are not new, the     Baghdad has resisted joining Western and        they were questioning Iraq about Iranian
personnel over Iraqi airspace to Syria to      Korean plane from going to Syria, after        States had not presented any evidence           report said the extent of such shipments is     fellow Arab calls for the Syrian leader to      flights in Iraqi air space. On Wednesday,
help President Bashar al-Assad battle an       they suspected that the plane was ship-        that Iranian civilian aircraft were ship-       far greater and more systematic than has        step down while also calling for a reform       US Senator John Kerry threatened to
18-month-old uprising.                         ping weapons,” Ali al-Mossawi, media           ping arms to Syria via Iraq.                    been publicly acknowledged, thanks to a         process in Syria.                               review US aid to Baghdad if it does not
   The allegation, reported by Reuters on      advisor to the Iraq’s prime minister, told        “We have told the Iranians that we           deal between senior Iraqi and Iranian              Iraqi leaders fear Assad’s fall would        halt such overflights to Syria.

                                               took to the streets of Lebanon, while there                                                                                                                                                       Germany’s Manfred Lange, Chief of
Opposition bids                                were also demonstrations in Basra in                                                                                                                                                           Staff of Supreme Headquarters Allied
                                               south Iraq and in the Yemeni capital                                                                                                                                                           Powers Europe (SHAPE), said the mili-
              Continued from Page 1            Sanaa.                                                                                                                                                                                         tary was telling leaders that there was no
                                                  Tunisia had banned all demonstrations                                                                                                                                                       good case for military action and the
Constituencies       Law      from       the   amid fears of violence and Libya’s second                                                                                                                                                      political process had to be pursued.
Constitutional Court. Hamad stressed the       city Benghazi braced for rival demonstra-                                                                                                                                                         “The military advice is (that) there are
door for dialogue is open if it decides to     tions by a jihadist militia and its oppo-                                                                                                                                                      not sufficient visible signs at the moment
withdraw the appeal.                           nents.                                                                                                                                                                                         that a military intervention could lead to
   Meanwhile, opposition members have             Tensions are still running high after a                                                                                                                                                     an improvement of the security situa-
been mounting attacks on the government        deadly attack on the US consulate in the                                                                                                                                                       tion,” Lange said.
and members of the ruling family               city last week which left Ambassador                                                                                                                                                              “The political process has to be pushed
expressing their discontent over develop-      Chris Stevens and three other Americans                                                                                                                                                        forward, sanctions need to take effect. At
ment in the country. They also called on       dead.                                                                                                                                                                                          the moment, this situation cannot be
the family to hand over the country to the        The White House says the FBI suspects                                                                                                                                                       solved by the military in a responsible
government elected by the people.              Al-Qaeda may have been linked to the                                                                                                                                                           way,” he told a briefing.
   MP Faisal Al-Muslim stressed the            attack, but it remains unclear whether it                                                                                                                                                         He added that with little prospect of
country and the will of people are at          was a pre-planned assault or whether it                                                                                                                                                        action at the United Nations “it is clear
stake. He said the government wants to         sprang out of a protest against the film.                                                                                                                                                      that the Alliance doesn’t have any mili-
control the Parliament and this is the rea-       There were also demonstrations across                                                                                                                                                       tary plans on Syria.”
son why the Constituencies Law has been        Asia in Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan and
referred to the Constitutional Court. By       Bangladesh, where about 10,000 took to
doing that the government wants to con-
trol laws passed by the Assembly.
                                               the streets of Dhaka to condemn the film                                                                                                                                                       Newswatch
                                               and the French cartoons.
   Addressing members of the ruling               After French satirical weekly Charlie
family, Al-Muslim said, “Our message to                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Continued from Page 1
                                               Hebdo printed cartoons caricaturing the                                                                                                                                                           The judge also issued an order protecting
the ruling family — which he said did not      founder of Islam, the government said it
give in return what Kuwaitis gave to the                                                                                                                                                                                                      the position of students currently in the UK
                                               would deny requests to protest against the                                                                                                                                                     with full immigration status. (AP)
family — is the citizens chose professed       film and news of the cartoons appeared
their love and embraced the family for         slow to filter to the Islamic world.                                                                                                                                                                          ❑      ❑     ❑
more than 260 years and there had been            Meanwhile, western missions were on                                                                                                                                                         SEOUL: South Korea said its navy patrol
never a conflict for the chair but rather      high alert across the Arab World, and                                                                                                                                                          boats fired warning shots Friday at six
was regarding who should handle the            France closed its missions, schools and                                                                                                                                                        North Korean fishing boats that crossed
administrative affairs of the country.”        cultural centres in 20 countries for the                                                                                                                                                       their disputed Yellow Sea border in the lat-
   He stressed that the people are part and    day. Schools in Tunisia were ordered shut                                                                                                                                                      est of a series of incursions.
parcel in the management of affairs of the                                                    Indian policewomen detain members of the radical Islamic women’s group Dukhtaran-e-Millat, or daughters of the nation,                             None of the North Korean vessels were
                                               from Wednesday, and those in Egypt from        during a protest opposing anti-Islam film ‘Innocence of Muslims’ in Srinagar, India, Sept 21. Police have clamped a day-
State and that no one disputes that ‘ruling    Thursday.                                                                                                                                                                                      hit and they swiftly returned to their side of
is for the Sabah family’.                                                                     long curfew in parts of Indian-controlled Kashmir’s main city and chased away protesters opposing the film produced in                          the western sea boundary after the incident,
                                                  Protests erupted in Lebanon, Yemen,         the United States. Authorities in the region also temporarily blocked cell phone and Internet services to prevent viewing
   He said the best way is to listen to the                                                                                                                                                                                                   a Defence Ministry spokesman told AFP.
                                               Iraq and in Jerusalem’s Old City, but secu-                                                         the film clips. (AP)                                                                          “Dozens of Vulcan machine gun rounds
demands of the people. He asked, “Is           rity forces were on alert to thwart any vio-
there any citizen who is satisfied with                                                                                                                                                                                                       were fired into waters near North Korean
                                               lence after the main weekly Muslim                                                                                                                                                             fishing boats which violated the sea bor-
education, health, housing, airports and       prayers at noon — a traditional focal point       In Benghazi, thousands of Libyans            the Libya army” read banners raised by          heel: BlackBerry messages are routed
bridges? Where is the money which was                                                                                                                                                                                                         der,” the spokesman said. (AFP)
                                               for protest.                                   marched on Friday in support of democra-        protesters gathered at the city’s Tibesti       through its own data centers. That means
earmarked for development?”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ❑      ❑     ❑
                                                  In Lebanon’s southern port city of          cy and against the Islamist militias that       Hotel before marching to Al-Kish Square,        information is more secure, but it also
   He stressed former government admin-        Sidon, Sunni clerics called “a day of rage”    Washington blames for an attack on the          close to the barracks of several militia        creates a single point for potential failure.   BRUSSELS: Vivendi’s Universal Music
istration had failed. Al-Muslim explained      against insults to the Prophet Mohammed        US consulate last week that killed four         brigades.                                          Messages sent through phones from            Group clinched EU regulatory approval on
applications for housing welfare in the        but urged followers to contain their anger     Americans including the ambassador.                “Our law is God’s law, not the law of        Apple and other vendors do not travel           Friday to buy EMI’s recorded music unit for
past were 30,000 and now the figure has        to inside mosques.                                The “Rescue Benghazi day” demon-             the jungle,” women chanted.                     through any central network, so they do         $1.9 billion after agreeing to sell record
reached 90,000 “which indicates serious           Separately, thousands of supporters of      stration called for the government to dis-         Banners also paid tribute to US ambas-       not have that same weakness.                    labels that bring in nearly a third of the
mess in the government administration,         the powerful Shiite movement Hezbollah         band armed groups that have refused to          sador Chris Stevens, who was killed along                                                       British company’s revenues.
and therefore political reform has become                                                                                                                                                                                                        The combined group, which would
a necessity.”
                                               protested after Friday prayers in Lebanon’
                                               eastern city of Baalbek, an AFP corre-
                                                                                              give up their weapons since the NATO-
                                                                                              backed revolution that toppled Muammar
                                                                                                                                              with three Americans on Sept 11 in what
                                                                                                                                              the White House now calls a terrorist           Jobless up                                      include a vast library of current top-selling
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              and legendary names including Jay-Z,
   He added the government administra-         spondent said.                                 Gaddafi last year.                              attack on the US mission in Benghazi.
tion has failed and that the will of the                                                                                                                                                                                                      Kanye West, Katy Perry and Pink Floyd,
                                                                 Fatwa                           Marchers headed for a main square               “Libya lost a friend” and “We want jus-                    Continued from Page 1             proposed the asset sales after EU regulators
people need to be realized.                                                                   where a much smaller counter demonstra-         tice for Stevens,” signs read.
   He pointed to the importance of attend-        The Sunni authority for Sidon and sev-                                                                                                         Nationwide, employers added only             raised concerns over the potential market
                                                                                              tion of hundreds of supporters of hardline         Organisers had called the march to           96,000 jobs in August, below July’s gain        power of the combined group. (RTRS)
ing the rally at the Erada Square next         eral clerics in the northern Lebanese city     Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia were wait-       demand that the central government in
Monday if the citizens want defend their       of Tripoli called for Saudi Arabia and                                                                                                         of 141,000 and the average of 226,000                          ❑      ❑     ❑
                                                                                              ing.                                            Tripoli tame the armed groups that have         jobs a month added in the January-March
dignity and their rights.                      Egypt’s Al-Azhar — the highest authori-           “It’s obvious that this protest is against   retained huge power since last year’s                                                           PITTSBURGH: An armed man with a mil-
   MP Falah Al-Sawagh also stressed the        ties in Sunni Islam — to issue a fatwa                                                                                                         quarter.                                        itary background took a hostage inside a
                                                                                              the militias. All of them should join the       Western-backed uprising that overthrew             The US unemployment rate fell to 8.1
government should win the confidence of        condoning the murder of anyone associat-       army or security forces as individuals, not     Muammar Gaddafi.                                                                                downtown office building Friday then sur-
the Parliament to be able to carry out         ed with the film and for those who deni-                                                                                                       percent last month from 8.3 percent in          rendered after posting Facebook updates
                                                                                              as groups,” medical student Ahmed                  They demanded the withdrawal of              July. But that was only because many
reforms. He added “a minister must be          grate Islam or its prophet.                    Sanallah, 27, said. “Without that there         powers conferred on the militias and                                                            saying he had “lost everything.”
elected by the people and the prime min-          “He who dares to insult Islam and the                                                                                                       people gave up looking for work. The               Police Chief Nate Harper identified the
                                                                                              will be no prosperity and no success for        urged the national congress to pass legis-      government only counts people as unem-          hostage-taker as Klein Michael Thaxton,
ister should be grilled the same way like      Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) shall not              the new Libya.”                                 lation criminalising them and codifying
his ministers. Without these reforms, he       live. There are things that cannot be toler-                                                                                                   ployed if they are actively searching for       who wrote on Facebook that people will
                                                                                                 In Makkah, the imam of Makkah on             the law on bearing arms.                        jobs.                                           “never have to woryy (sic) about me again”
said, the Parliament will be like a body       ated and insulting the Prophet                 Friday urged that laws be passed to pre-           The organisers also called for the with-
that cannot taste, smell and feel.”            Mohammed (PBUH) is one of them,”                                                                                                                  Unemployment increased in several            after he took a man hostage inside the office
                                                                                              vent incitement of religious hatred.            drawal of all armed groups from state           competitive states in this year’s presiden-     of a benefits administration firm on the 16th
   He said because of reforms there must       Sheikh Maher Hammoud, imam of the                 “We call on the world... to enact a code     buildings and institutions and full support
be conviction that Kuwait is for all and                                                                                                                                                      tial race.                                      floor of Three Gateway Center.
                                               Quds mosque, said in his sermon.               of honour and binding law to prohibit and       for measures to revitalise the police and                                                          Thaxton’s friends responded to his
the country should leave aside the notion         “Every one of these should be killed.”                                                                                                         The rate in Michigan rose to 9.4 per-
                                                                                              criminalise any violation of monotheistic       army.                                           cent from 9 percent. The rate ticked up a       Facebook postings by urging him to end the
of sheikhdom. He stressed any Sheikh              In Iraq’s southern city of Basra, thou-     religions and prophets,” Sheikh Saleh bin          A rival protest in the same square by                                                        situation peacefully, including one who
cannot be a prime minister if he is not        sands of people burned American and                                                                                                            tenth of a point to 12.1 percent in
                                                                                              Mohammed al-Taleb said in his weekly            jihadist group Ansar al-Sharia drew hun-        Nevada, which has the highest unem-             asked him to think of his mother. (AP)
chosen by the people.                          Israeli flags and carried pictures of Iran’s   sermon at the Grand Mosque.                     dreds of people waving black and white          ployment in the nation. Republican nom-                        ❑      ❑     ❑
   Former MP Khaled Shukhair stressed          supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.           “Let the politicians and policy makers       flags inscribed with the Muslim declara-
the need for political reforms saying the         They shouted slogans such as “No, no                                                                                                        inee Mitt Romney campaigned in Nevada           WASHINGTON: Republican presidential
                                                                                              know that the people express uncontrolled       tion of faith.                                  on Friday.                                      candidate Mitt Romney was releasing his
country has money and abilities “but the       America, no, no Israel” and “Yes, yes for      reactions when sacred symbols are humil-           “There is no God but God,” they chant-
authority doesn’t want to build the coun-      the Messenger, we sacrifice for you, O                                                                                                            Unemployment rates also rose in five         long-promised 2011 tax return Friday,
                                                                                              iated,” he said, urging “the wise” in the       ed, as well as “Obama is the enemy of           other battleground states: Wisconsin,           though he has been pressured to release
try.”                                          Messenger of God,” referring to Prophet        West to “prevent those who ignite fires.”       God,” referring to US President Barack
   He added, “We strive for political          Mohammed (PBUH).                                                                                                                               Pennsylvania, North Carolina, New               many more years of tax forms.
                                                                                                 “We advocate dialogue, understanding         Obama.                                          Hampshire and Iowa.                                Ahead of the Romney release, expected
reforms and for this reason we must sup-          Hundreds of Yemenis also protested,         and tolerance, but it will be in vain if we
port the popular demand for an elected                                                                                                           The militia, which rejects democracy            Still, unemployment was flat in three        at 3 pm (1900 GMT), aides for the candi-
                                               chanting “Death to America, death to           continue to perpetuate hatred... against        and refuses to join security forces which                                                       date said he earned almost $13.7 million
government.” He stressed members of            Israel,” as they tried to march on the US                                                                                                      closely contested states that are rich in
                                                                                              Islam, the Prophet and the Muslims.”            they see as tainted by the presence of          electoral votes: Florida, Virginia and          last year and paid more than $1.9 million in
the ruling family does not want an elect-      embassy in Sanaa, but security forces             In Paris, France banned protests on                                                                                                          taxes — an effective tax rate of 14.1 per-
ed government because they are fighting                                                                                                       Gaddafi loyalists, raged against a film         Ohio.
                                               used armoured vehicles and water cannon        Friday against cartoons published by a          made in America mocking Islam and                                                               cent.
for the ‘throne’ and over other issues.        to stop them.                                                                                                                                     The rate in Florida held steady at 8.8
                                                                                              satirical weekly denigrating Islam’s            French cartoons depicting the Prophet           percent. Florida also recorded the sec-            The tax release comes after a difficult
                                                  The protesters demanded “the depar-         Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) as part of a            Mohammed (PBUH).                                                                                week for Romney in which a leaked, secret-
                                                                                                                                                                                              ond-highest job gain in the nation last
17 perish in                                   ture of the US ambassador and foreign
                                               forces in Yemen,” in reference to 50
                                                                                              security clamp-down while prayers took
                                                                                              place across the Muslim world.
                                                                                                                                                 “If defending our prophet is terrorism
                                                                                                                                              then we are terrorists” read signs in their
                                                                                                                                                                                              month, adding 23,200 jobs.                      ly recorded video showed him saying near-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ly half of the country doesn’t pay income
                                               Marines sent last week to protect the                                                                                                             Recent polls have shown President            taxes. (AP)
                                                                                                 The country’s Muslim population,             protest.                                        Barack Obama with a big lead in
              Continued from Page 1            embassy.                                       drawn largely from ex-colonies in North                                                                                                                        ❑     ❑     ❑
                                                  US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton                                                                                                       Pennsylvania, and also ahead of Romney
crowd near the US consulate was among                                                         and West Africa, shrugged off the contro-                                                       in Virginia and Iowa.                           BERLIN: Two aging German leftist terror-
10 people killed in the country’s largest      announced Thursday she was setting up
                                               an official review of security at a US mis-
                                                                                              versy as imams in mosques denounced             RIM fixes                                          That makes Florida and Ohio critical to      ism suspects have gone on trial on charges
city.                                                                                         the pictures but urged their followers to                                                       Romney’s chances of winning the elec-           related to arson and bombing attacks in the
   Five people were killed in Peshawar,        sion in Libya following a militant attack      remain calm.                                                                                                                                    late 1970s.
                                               on the US diplomatic mission in Benghazi                                                                     Continued from Page 1             tion. Romney is launching a three-day
including the driver for a TV channel                                                            Interior Minister Manuel Valls said pre-                                                     Ohio bus tour Monday and will campaign             The 79-year-old Sonja Suder and 71-
which blamed police for his death.             which killed four Americans.                   fects had orders to prohibit any protest        which is preparing to launch a next-gen-                                                        year-old Christian Gauger are suspected
                                                  She unveiled the move just before                                                           eration BlackBerry with a new operating         in Colorado on Sunday.
   Police and paramilitary troops                                                             and to crack down if the ban was chal-                                                                                                          of carrying out two attacks by the radical
deployed en masse fired off volleys of         addressing US lawmakers in closed-door         lenged.                                         system that the company hopes will help                                                         Revolutionary Cells group on German com-
tear gas to hold off protesters from           briefings to discuss the US “security pos-
                                               ture, before and during the events and the
                                                                                                 “There will be strictly no exceptions.       it regain its stride.
                                                                                                                                                 RIM said it was investigating the cause
                                                                                                                                                                                              Syria army,                                     panies in 1977, and a third in 1978 on the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Heidelberg Castle. Suder is also suspected
breaching barricades that sealed access to                                                    Demonstrations will be banned and bro-
Western embassies and consulates.              steps we have taken since.”                    ken up,” he told a news conference in the       of the outage and did not say how wide-                                                         of involvement in a deadly attack on the
                                                  “I will advise Congress... I am launch-                                                     spread the problem was, though Britain’s                      Continued from Page 1             OPEC headquarters in Vienna in 1975,
   In Islamabad gunshots were also fired                                                      southern port city of Marseille.
                                               ing an accountability review board that           Mohammed Moussaoui, head of the              Vodafone Plc said some of its clients           president had received nine Egyptian            German news agency dapd reported. (AP)
outside the five-star Serena Hotel and
police baton-charged some 8,000 protest-
                                               will be chaired by ambassador Thomas           French Muslim Council, described both           were affected by the outage.                    journalists and had a chat with them                           ❑     ❑     ❑
                                               Pickering,” Clinton told reporters, before     the film and the cartoons as “acts of              “This outage could not happen at the         about the latest developments in the            ADEN: Yemeni security forces arrested two
ers trying to penetrate the heavily-guarded    her meetings.                                                                                  worst quarter ... when all devices are          country.
diplomatic enclave.                                                                           aggression” but urged French Muslims                                                                                                            suspected al-Qaeda members in the main
                                                  Under US law, the secretary of state        not to protest in the streets.                  coming out and the Christmas season is             The minister said none of the journal-       southern town of Aden, a security official
   Protestors threw stones, shouting           must convene an accountability review                                                          approaching. They are close to their last       ists took notes as the meeting was con-
“Americans are dogs” and “Friends of                                                             And in Los Angeles, a US judge                                                                                                               said on Friday.
                                               board within 60 days of a security inci-       refused Thursday to order the video shar-       chance, if they miss it, they will not          sidered a “personal visit,” but a reporter         The official, asking not be identified, said
America are traitors”, while setting fire to   dent at a diplomatic mission which                                                             recover,” said IDC analyst Francisco            for the weekly Al-Ahram Al-Arabi pub-
an effigy of a nameless American.                                                             ing website YouTube to take down a trail-                                                                                                       the two men were arrested as they drove
                                               involves “serious injury, loss of life, or     er for the anti-Islamic film.                   Jeronimo.                                       lished some of what was said.                   through the Sheikh Othman district of cen-
   The government had declared Friday a        significant destruction of property,” a                                                           Last October a system-wide failure of           The weekly quoted Assad as saying            tral Aden, without giving other details.
“day of love for the prophet”, but for                                                           One of the actresses in the movie, had
                                               State Department official said.                lodged a complaint, alleging that she was       the service left tens of millions of frus-      that the rebels “will not succeed” and that        Al-Qaeda took advantage of the weak-
hours shut down mobile telephone net-             Pickering, who will head up the review                                                      trated BlackBerry users on five conti-          a foreign military intervention such as the     ness of Yemen’s central government in 2011
works in an apparent bid to prevent                                                           duped into appearing.
                                               board, is an 80-year-old retired diplomat         But Los Angeles Superior Court Judge         nents without email, instant messaging          one that helped topple Libyan leader            during mass protests against now ousted
extremists from exploiting the protests to     who had a four-decade career notably as                                                        and browsing for four days.                     Muammar Gaddafi will “not be repeated”          president Ali Abdullah Saleh to expand its
carry out bomb attacks.                                                                       Louis Lavin refused Cindy Lee Garcia’s                                                                                                          presence in the east and south of the impov-
                                               ambassador to the United Nations from          request for a restraining order to prevent         It took days for RIM’s chiefs to apolo-      in Syria.
   “It is our collective responsibility to     1989 to 1992, as well as envoy to Israel                                                       gise over the problems and the compa-              In his remarks, Assad also launched          erished country. (AFP)
                                                                                              YouTube, a subsidiary of Google, from
protest peacefully without causing harm        and Jordan.                                    continuing to show the 14-minute pack-          ny’s handling of the issue was heavily          one of his harshest attacks on Saudi                           ❑       ❑     ❑
or damage to life or property,” said Prime        In Geneva, the UN’s human rights                                                            criticised.                                     Arabia and Qatar, which have been
Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf as shops,                                                         age of clips from the film.                                                                                                                     WASHINGTON: Ann Romney’s airplane
                                               agency on Friday condemned French                 Garcia is one of three actresses in the         “This is an opportunity to demonstrate       among his strongest critics and backers of      made an emergency landing in Colorado on
markets and petrol stations shut en masse      satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo’s publi-                                                      that RIM has learnt lessons from last           the opposition, saying they are trying to       Friday after its cabin filled with smoke,
                                                                                              film to have come forward claiming they
in an unprecedented closure.                   cation of cartoons.                            were tricked into taking part in the pro-       year. If it is handled poorly again, it could   influence the region with their money.          Politico reported, citing the campaign of her
   Washington has warned citizens not to          “Both the film and the cartoons are         duction since the explosion of violence in      see a faster erosion of its installed base,”       “They think their money can buy              husband, Republican presidential chal-
travel to Pakistan and spent $70,000 to air    malicious and deliberately provocative,”       Muslim countries in the Middle East,            said Canalys analyst Pete Cunningham,           geography, history and a regional role,”        lenger Mitt Romney.
TV adverts in the country disassociating       said Rupert Colville, a spokesman for the      Africa and Asia last week.                      acknowledging that the impact from              Assad said, according to the Egyptian              The report said everyone on board was
the American government from the film,         UN High Commissioner for Human                    Her lawsuit, filed Wednesday, alleges        problems lasting just a few hours would         weekly.                                         safe. (RTRS)
made by extremist Christians in the            Rights Navi Pillay.                            that the movie’s director, identified by the    likely be minimal.                                 “They are giving terrorists weapons                         ❑       ❑     ❑
United States.                                    “In the case of Charlie Hebdo, given        pseudonym Sam Bacile, presented it as an           Earlier this week some customers of T-       and money with hope of repeating the
   US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton       they knew full well what happened last                                                         Mobile, the fourth-biggest US mobile            Libyan model,” Assad added. “Instead of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              MIDDLETOWN, Pennsylvania: A mal-
                                                                                              adventure film about ancient Egyptians                                                                                                          functioning pump at the site of the worst
on Friday reminded governments of their        week with the film, it seems doubly irre-      called “Desert Warrior.”                        service provider, faced a service disrup-       helping regional stability, they are sup-       nuclear power plant accident in US history
“solemn duty” to protect diplomatic mis-       sponsible on their part to have published                                                      tion that affected emails and internet          plying armed elements with weapons and          has triggered an automatic shutdown.
sions, saying that “they must be safe and      these cartoons,” he told reporters in                             Rally                        browsing for some BlackBerry users.             training in order to weaken the Syrian             Thursday’s shutdown at Pennsylvania’s
protected places”.                             Geneva.                                          Thousands of Libyans rallied against             The BlackBerry once dominated the            state.”                                         Three Mile Island was the second in as
   While the protests turned ugly in              Colville stressed that Pillay understood    militias in the tense city of Benghazi on       corporate market because companies                 NATO does not believe that military          many months. Government regulators and
Pakistan, in other Muslim countries there      why people wished to protest against the       Friday, drowning out a protest by radical       believed RIM was best at protecting             intervention in Syria would bring any           plant officials say it poses no threat to pub-
was no serious violence during demon-          film and the cartoons for their “disgrace-     Salafists furious over a film and cartoons      enterprise data and prevent the theft of        improvement in the security situation           lic health or safety. Operator Exelon
strations.                                     fully distorted image of Muslims,” but         deemed offensive to Islam.                      corporate secrets.                              there, a senior alliance official said          Generation Co says no detectable levels of
   In the Arab world, Sunnis and Shiites       insisted they should do so peacefully.           “No to armed formations” and “Yes to             The outages highlight RIM’s Achilles         Friday.                                         radiation escaped. (AP)

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