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									                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ARAB TIMES, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2011
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                                                                                                Europe gears up for fight over border controls

EU proposes curbs on passport-free travel
BRUSSELS, Sept 16, (Agencies):                     But the Commission’s plan is likely to       making unilateral decisions.                    in 1985.                                           Critics point to Greece in particular,      Commission and other governments to
European Union states could see border          meet heavy resistance from many capi-              “With these proposals, we are safe-             However, France and Denmark                  largely because of persistent surveillance     continue controls.
checks with their neighbours restored in        tals, given national sovereignty issues,        guarding the future of Schengen,” the EU        sparked controversy this year by setting        problems on its border with Turkey.               Countries that want to tighten border
the future if they persistently fail to pro-    and fuel heated debate over the limits of       commissioner in charge of home affairs,         up border points, although Copenhagen,             The Commission said that under its          controls ahead of expected events such as
tect the EU’s external frontier, legislative    free movement of people, one of the cor-        Cecilia Malmstrom, said in a statement.         unlike Paris, said its checks were meant        proposals, EU states could temporarily         the soccer World Cup would have to seek
proposals by the EU executive showed on         nerstones of European integration.                 “Our proposals will introduce a              to stop crime, not illegal migration.           reintroduce border checks as a last resort,    prior permission.
Friday.                                            The plan proposes taking away deci-          European decision-making system which                            Debates                        if a country repeatedly failed to improve         Meanwhile, plans to admit two more
   The plans unveiled by the European           sion-making from national governments           will reinforce trust among member states                                                        controls despite EU assistance.                EU countries — Romania and Bulgaria
Commission propose new rules on con-            and giving more say over travel curbs to        and will make the Schengen area better             Debates across Europe over immigra-             “The new mechanism would play a             — to the Schengen visa-free zone hit a
ducting border controls in the EU’s pass-       the executive and EU states as a group, an      equipped to cope with future chal-              tion and border controls intensified this       more decisive role, ensuring that this         snag Friday when Dutch Immigration
port-free Schengen zone to address              idea already rejected by France, Germany        lenges.”                                        year when popular revolts in Tunisia and        ‘ultimate sanction’ will encourage mem-        Minister Gerd Leers said his country
mounting concern in parts of Europe over        and Spain.                                         Citizens of all of the 27 EU states are      Egypt and a civil war in Libya fanned           ber states to fully comply with their obli-    plans to block their entry. Approval of
illegal immigration, notably from North                                                         generally allowed to travel freely              concerns hundreds of thousands of illegal       gation under the Schengen rules,” the          new Schengen countries must be unani-
Africa                                                             Right                        throughout the bloc. Twenty-two EU              workers could seek refuge and jobs in           Commission said.                               mous.
   Several EU governments have lobbied             The Commission has argued its plan,          states and three other countries have gone      Europe.                                            Other proposals allow a state to rein-         “The trust isn’t there,” said Leers’
to make it easier to curb unrestricted trav-    which would have to be approved by EU           further, eliminating controls between              No more than 30,000 ended up reach-          troduce border controls for several days       spokeswoman, Elaine de Boer. She said
el in Europe and reinstate internal fron-       states and the European parliament, will        then entirely under the Schengen agree-         ing European shores, mostly Italy’s, but        in unforeseen circumstances, such as ter-      Leers “wants to see more work in the
tiers abandoned in most of the bloc in the      protect the right of Europeans to travel        ment, named after a village in                  concerns that borderless travel facilitates     rorist attacks. After that, a government       fight against corruption” in both coun-
last two decades.                               freely by preventing governments from           Luxembourg where the pact was signed            illegal immigration remained.                   would need approval from the                   tries.

                                                as Western nations pledge to stand by                                                                                                                                                          long-term solutions,” police said, adding
Protesters urge                                 Libya’s rebels as they build up their gov-                                                                                                                                                     that “all the conditions have been met for
                                                ernment after overthrowing Gaddafi.                                                                                                                                                            there to no longer be prayers in
              Continued from Page 1                “The president will have the opportu-                                                                                                                                                       Marseille’s streets.”
                                                nity to congratulate chairman Jalil on the
resign, parliament dissolved and popular        success of the Libyan people of ending
elections held for the selection of the         the Gaddafi regime,” said Ben Rhodes, a                                                                                                                                                        Klum most
prime minister and the National                 deputy US national security advisor.
Assembly.                                          “He will be able to express US support                                                                                                                                                                     Continued from Page 1
   A youth activist Hamad Al-Olyan in an        for a post-Gaddafi transition in Libya and
interview said too much money is being                                                                                                                                                                                                            “While slightly safer than last year,
                                                discuss the (NTC’s) plans for a post                                                                                                                                                           searching for top celebrities continues to
wasted with no new development taking           Gaddafi transition.”
place in Kuwait. He alleged that monies                                                                                                                                                                                                        generate risky results,” said Paula Greve,
                                                   Obama will then take place in a high-                                                                                                                                                       director of Web security research at
are being dished out to MPs by the prime        level international and multilateral meet-
minister as bribe for their support for his                                                                                                                                                                                                    McAfee.
                                                ing on Libya hosted by United Nations                                                                                                                                                             “Consumers should be particularly
continued stay in power, adding that            Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Rhodes
those monies could have been put to bet-                                                                                                                                                                                                       aware of malicious content hiding in
                                                said.                                                                                                                                                                                          ‘tiny’ places likes shortened URLs that
ter use in the expansion of healthcare and         “This will involve many leaders who
education for the people, as those sectors-                                                                                                                                                                                                    can spread virally in social networking
                                                will express their support for Libya,”                                                                                                                                                         sites, or through e-mails and text mes-
education and health have not seen any          Rhodes said.
new development in a long time. “So we                                                                                                                                                                                                         sages.”
                                                   The Libyan visit of David Cameron                                                                                                                                                              Making news headlines does not seem
want the prime minister to resign imme-         and Nicolas Sarkozy marked the start of
diately and be replaced by someone else,                                                                                                                                                                                                       to be a factor. Charlie Sheen was ranked
                                                the “colonisation” of the oil-rich country,                                                                                                                                                    59 in the 2011 list, despite his acrimo-
but our ultimate aim is to have that posi-      Gaddafi’s spokesman Mussa Ibrahim
tion elected by the people of Kuwait”.                                                                                                                                                                                                         nious departure from television show
                                                warned on the Arrai television channel.                                                                                                                                                        “Two and A Half Men,” and Lindsay
    There were others among the protest-           The British prime minister and French
ers like Khalid Al-Mulaifi, who apart                                                                                                                                                                                                          Lohan was 18th despite being in an out of
                                                president, whose forces spearheaded the                                                                                                                                                        court and jail again this year.
from the common demand they all held            NATO air war that helped to topple
calling for the dissolution of parliament                                                                                                                                                                                                         The five most dangerous celebrities in
                                                Gaddafi, were hailed as heroes during                                                                                                                                                          cyberspace, according to McAfee are:
and government, demanded an equal               their visit on Thursday to Tripoli and the
share of the national cake for all citizens                                                                                                                                                                                                       1. Heidi Klum
                                                eastern city of Benghazi.                                                                                                                                                                         2. Cameron Diaz
as well as hold to account those found to          But Ibrahim, in a telephone call to the      An image grab from footage uploaded on YouTube shows a what pro-reform activists said was a protest against President
be plundering the national wealth.                                                              Bashar al-Assad in the Damascus suburb of Douma on Sept 16, under the slogan ‘we advance toward the fall of the                                   3. Piers Morgan
                                                Syria-based Arrai late on Thursday,                                                                                                                                                               4. Jessica Biel
   Ummu Abdullah was worried about              charged that their joint mission had ulte-                                                       regime’. (AFP)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5. Katherine Heigl
the health minister getting his priorities      rior motives.
misplaced, when he sanctioned the evac-            “The visit marks the start of a project      ties) can go back to stopping people and           “I believe that the shortest path for sta-   cessfully to have Defense Minister Ehud
uation of wounded foreigners into
Kuwait to be flown out to Europe for
                                                of colonisation of Libya,” he said.
                                                   “They are hurrying to collect the fruits
                                                                                                searching them for no reason. It gives          bility can be reached if the king takes a       Barak arrested during a visit to Britain.      ‘Anti-nausea drug’
medical attention at the state’s expense.       of the fall of Tripoli... because they obvi-    them a free rein. We had this for 30            brave decision to drive the kingdom                “We are glad that Britain has made the
Another issue she complained about was          ously fear the arrival of America and           years,” he told AFP.                            (towards) tolerance and real political          right choice,” said Israeli Foreign                           Continued from Page 1
the alleged stagnation in development in        other countries wanting a slice of the             On Thursday, Egyptian cyber-activist         reform,” Matar said.                            Ministry spokeswoman Ilana Stein.
                                                                                                Wael Ghonim called for a clear roadmap             Security forces in the archipelago were      However, she did not comment on                could prolong a patient’s QT interval, a
the country, citing the inadequate hospi-       cake,” he said, without disclosing where                                                                                                                                                       measure of heart rhythm. The results of
tals as well as one university serving the      he was phoning from.                            in an open letter to military ruler Field       aided in the March crackdown on mostly          whether Israeli officials would now
                                                                                                Marshal Hussein Tantawi, the head of            Shiite protesters after being backed by         resume trips to London.                        the study are expected in summer of
entire country. “It’s a shame that                 Guinea-Bissau President Malam Bacai                                                                                                                                                         2012.
Kuwaitis are suffering from chronic ill-        Sanha on Friday distanced himself from          SCAF and Mubarak’s long-time defence            troops with tanks from neighbouring                Some human rights attorneys, howev-
                                                                                                minister.                                       Sunni monarchies.                               er, disagreed with the change, saying it          In the meanwhile, the FDA said it was
nesses without any proper healthcare in         an offer by his prime minister to host                                                                                                                                                         making interim changes to the drug’s
place”, she said.                               ousted Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi               “After weeks and months, the mode of            Authorities said 24 people were killed       could keep real criminals from seeing
                                                                                                governance in our nation has not funda-         in the unrest, including four policemen.                                                       labels to include a warning that Zofran be
   The protesters, whose attempt to take        in the west African nation.                                                                                                                     justice.                                       avoided in patients with congenital long
                                                   “The presidency is concerned by the          mentally changed and the excuse has             The opposition put the toll at 30.                 “This marks a backward, nervous step
their march to the street got thwarted by the                                                                                                                                                                                                  QT syndrome.
strong security presence, dispersed with a      prime minister’s declaration and espe-          been ‘stability’,” he said in the letter pub-                     Yemen                         by the UK, which is reluctant to bring
                                                                                                lished on Facebook.                                Thousands of protesters took to the          tyrants and torturers to justice if it suits            See Also Pages 33 & 34
decision to meet again at a later date.         cially the interpretation of it. The presi-
                                                dency is not going in the same direction           He called on the council to “quickly         streets of Yemen Friday demanding the           the government to sell them arms or to
             See Also Page 5
                                                as this declaration,” said a statement.
                                                   “The presidency is available to intensi-
                                                                                                announce specific dates for the process of
                                                                                                transferring complete power from the
                                                                                                                                                resignation of the president, a day after
                                                                                                                                                the US State Department said it hoped a
                                                                                                                                                                                                turn a blind eye to their human rights vio-
                                                                                                                                                                                                lations,” said Geoffrey Robertson, who as
                                                                                                SCAF to an elected civilian authority that      power transfer deal could be signed with-
Twenty killed                                   fy dialogue with Libya’s new authorities
                                                in a manner which will keep bilateral           would control everything in the nation.”        in a week.
                                                                                                                                                                                                a UN appeals judge delivered key deci-
                                                                                                                                                                                                sions on war crimes.                                          Continued from Page 1
                                                relations healthy and cement ties of fra-          The tension between activists and the           President Ali Abdullah Saleh has been           “The change in the law has nothing to       the process of transcription, in which cells
              Continued from Page 1             ternity and kinship which unite the             ruling military has been building up in         hanging on to his post despite local,           do — as the UK claims — with insuring          copy the DNA of genes into RNA, ultimate-
said adding that Erdogan’s government           Libyan and Bissau-Guinean people.”              recent months, marked by protests, clash-       regional and international pressure to          that cases proceed on solid evidence. No       ly leading to the manufacture of proteins,
had been a close partner of Washington             Prime Minister Carlos Gomes Junior           es and general unrest.                          leave office. Al-Qaeda linked militants         district court judge would issue an arrest     they said.
during the regional political turmoil           said Saturday that Gaddafi would be wel-           On Thursday, Amnesty International           have been taking advantage of the tur-          warrant lightly.”                                 Transcription must be tightly controlled
                                                comed “with open arms” if he sought             slammed the recent expansion of the             moil to overrun parts of southern Yemen.           Although universal jurisdiction is a        because otherwise the cells can die or grow
sparked by the Arab Spring.                                                                                                                                                                                                                    and multiply without restraint, as seen in
   “I anticipate the two leaders will talk      exile in Guinea-Bissau, a message he has        emergency law as a “serious erosion of             Saleh has come close to signing the          concept in international law, British
                                                                                                human rights.”                                  Gulf Cooperation Council’s power trans-                                                        certain human diseases including cancer.
about events in Syria where we share            repeated several times in recent weeks.                                                                                                         judges have been more open to the con-         (KUNA)
great concerns with the Turks about the            “The Libyan guide Muammar Gaddafi               “The military authorities have essen-        fer proposal several times, only to back        cept than those in other countries.
                                                deserves all the respect of our govern-         tially taken Egypt’s laws back to the bad       out at the last minute. It offers him and                                                                     ❑     ❑     ❑
actions of President Assad,” Rhodes said.                                                                                                                                                          Spain and Britain jointly pioneered the
   France welcomed the formation of a           ment who will host him with open arms.          old days,” said Philip Luther, Amnesty’s        his family immunity from prosecution            universal jurisdiction concept when, in        PARIS: Iranian drama “A Separation”,
Syrian National Council by activists            He will be welcome in our country, if he        Deputy Director for the Middle East and         over the deaths of protesters in exchange                                                      which won top prize at the Berlin Film
                                                                                                                                                                                                1998, Britain executed a Spanish arrest
working to bring down President Bashar          needs exile in our country,” Gomes              North Africa.                                   for leaving office.                                                                            Festival, has been chosen to represent Iran
                                                                                                                                                                                                warrant for former Chilean dictator
al Assad, the foreign ministry said on          Junior      told    independent       Radio                      Bahrain                           Saleh has been in Saudi Arabia since         Augusto Pinochet on torture claims.            at the US Oscars despite opposition from
Friday, noting French officials met this        Bombolom.                                                                                       early June, when he was seriously               Pinochet was kept under house arrest in        Tehran, its French distributor said Friday.
                                                                                                   Bahraini security forces fired tear-gas,                                                                                                       Directed by Asghar Farhadi, the movie
week in Paris with Syrian opposition                              Egypt                         rubber bullets and stun grenades Friday         wounded in an attack on his compound in         London until he was ruled physically and
members.                                                                                                                                        Sanaa. On Friday a Saudi official said he                                                      tells the story of a crumbling marriage and
                                                   Hundreds of people gathered in Cairo’s       to disperse thousands of mourners at the                                                        mentally unfit to stand trial and released     looks at the conflict between strict religious
   Foreign Ministry spokesman Bernard                                                           funeral of a man who died after he him-         will not return to Yemen.                       in 2000. When he was arrested, however,
                                                Tahrir Square Friday to protest against                                                            While that could be an indication that                                                      observance and the shifting values of Iran’s
Valero said that Paris, which was instru-                                                       self was tear-gassed, a Shiite politician                                                       Pinochet was no longer head of state.          educated urban elite. (AFP)
mental in getting the West’s backing for        the recent expansion of the emergency                                                           he will agree to leave office, the official,
                                                law, amid palpable anger over the mili-         said.                                                                                                                                                          ❑     ❑     ❑
Libya’s rebel uprising, was “developing                                                                                                         who spoke on condition of anonymity
its contacts” with the Syrian opposition        tary’s handling of transition from auto-
                                                cratic rule.
                                                                                                   “Security forces used tear-gas, rubber
                                                                                                bullets and stun grenades to disperse the       because he was not authorized to release        Paris takes                                    BERLIN: The union representing German
as it ramps up pressure on Assad’s gov-                                                         demonstrators while the majority of them        the information, said that in his conversa-                                                    air traffic controllers has rejected an arbitra-
ernment.                                           Protesters waved flags and chanted “no                                                       tions with Saleh, the president expressed                                                      tor’s proposal to end a long-running pay
                                                to the emergency law” in what was the           were trying to leave at the end of the                                                                        Continued from Page 1            dispute that nearly led to strikes last month.
   Separately, a secular Syrian opposition                                                      funeral,” said Matar Matar, a senior            discontent with the Gulf Cooperation
movement is holding a conference in             epicentre of rallies that toppled the                                                           Council’s proposed deal. Saleh, accord-         burqa and earlier this week Interior              But the GdF said Friday that it’s prepared
                                                regime of president Hosni Mubarak in            member of Al-Wefaq, Bahrain’s largest                                                           Minister Claude Gueant warned that             to continue talking to employers, and didn’t
Paris on Saturday and Sunday with                                                               Shiite opposition formation.                    ing to the official, felt that Saudi Arabia
activists, academics and writers to dis-        February.                                                                                       cheated him by backing the accord fol-          “from September 16 there will be no            immediately threaten new walkouts.
                                                   Last week the ruling Supreme Council            Tens of thousands of Bahrainis, he                                                           more prayers in the street.”                      It didn’t give details of the arbitrator’s
cuss the uprising.                                                                              said, were at the funeral of Jawad              lowing pressure from the United States.
                                                of the Armed Forces (SCAF) widened the                                                             The official said he met Saleh at the           “If anyone happens to be recalcitrant       proposal but said it wouldn’t accept it “in its
                   Libya                        scope of the emergency law — restricted         Marhun, a 36-year-old who died late                                                             we will put an end to it,” Gueant said,        current form.” The national air traffic con-
                                                                                                Wednesday from what Al-Wefaq said was           palace where he is residing in Riyadh and                                                      trol authority had accepted the plan. (AP)
   Fighters loyal to Libya’s new leaders        in 2010 by Mubarak to narcotics and ter-                                                        that the president was with a number of         suggesting police could be brought in.
on Friday thrust deep into the city of Sirte    rorism — to include strikes, traffic dis-       “excessive exposure to tear-gas from a                                                             “Prayers in the street are unacceptable,                     ❑      ❑     ❑
                                                                                                canister tossed into his parents home on        his children. He said the luxurious palace
and into desert oasis Bani Walid, two of        ruption and the spreading of rumours.                                                           offered to Saleh by Saudi leaders is meant      a direct attack on the principle of secular-   MINSK: One of the two defendants on trial
fugitive Muammar Gaddafi’s few                     Imam Gomaa Mohammed, delivering              Sept 10.”                                                                                       ism,” Gueant told AFP last month, citing
                                                                                                   The government of Sunni-ruled                to show the extent to which they want                                                          for the Minsk metro bombing revoked his
remaining bastions, AFP reporters said.         the Muslim noon prayer sermon, called                                                           him to remain in the kingdom.                   the government’s defence of the repub-         initial confession Friday, saying he had
   Erdogan was in Tripoli, boosting inter-      on the authorities to repeal the law imme-      Bahrain, which crushed a month of                                                               lic’s secular values as reason for the new     delivered it under police pressure, in testi-
                                                                                                Shiite-led democracy protests in mid-              The US issued a statement late
national support for the National               diately and also to end the military trial of                                                   Thursday that indicated arrangements for        policies.                                      mony ignored by state media.
Transitional Council (NTC) a day after          civilians.                                      March, said Marhun had died from “acute                                                            In Paris, a former barracks just north of      A Minsk court this week opened the trial
                                                                                                respiratory” problems as a result of sick-      him to resign could be nearly complete.
Britain’s David Cameron and France’s               “The application of the emergency law                                                           “The United States believes that these       the city limits has been designated the        of two 25-year-old men accused of staging
Nicolas Sarkozy became the first foreign        totally contradicts the demands of the          le cell disease.                                                                                new prayer area for those living in the        an April metro bombing attack that killed 15
                                                                                                   In April, the government said two other      remaining tasks can and should be
leaders to visit the new Libya.                 revolution” that toppled Mubarak follow-                                                        accomplished quickly and it hopes that an       multi-ethnic Goutte d’Or neighbourhood,        people and injured several hundred near the
   Columns of NTC fighters backed by            ing 18 days of mass nationwide rallies,         activists died from the blood disorder                                                          around 2 kms (over a mile) away.               offices of veteran President Alexander
                                                                                                while in custody.                               agreement is reached and the signing of                                                        Lukashenko. (AFP)
tanks launched the assault late morning         Mohammed said.                                                                                  the GCC Initiative takes place within one          The praying faithful at the Goutte
on Sirte, Gaddafi’s hometown 360 kms               He urged the military council to “abol-         “Sooner or later, the people will                                                            d’Or’s two mosques have overflowed                            ❑     ❑     ❑
                                                                                                achieve victory,” the mourners chanted in       week,” said the State Department in a
(225 miles) west of Tripoli, after a first      ish (the law) and to apply civil law to all                                                     statement. Opponents of the president           into the streets since a nearby mosque         PARIS: Former IMF chief Dominique
attack on Thursday was repulsed by loy-         citizens without exception.”                    the Shiite village of Sitra, according to                                                       where 4,000 people could pray closed
                                                                                                Matar.                                          kept up their pressure Friday.                                                                 Strauss-Kahn told police he made a pass at
alists, who set up sniper nests on                 Mohammed called for “an end to the                                                                                                           years ago, sparking the ire of French          a young author in 2003 but denied her claim
rooftops.                                       military trials of civilians” and demanded         “He is the second victim within about                                                        right-wing and anti-immigration parties.       that he tried to rape her, a source close to the
   An AFP reporter witnessed heavy
fighting at the airport and two kilometres
                                                a retrial of all those sentenced by military
                                                courts. A number of rights groups put that
                                                                                                two weeks in Sitra,” said the former
                                                                                                member of parliament.
                                                                                                                                                Britain limits law                                 The neighbourhood’s mosques are to
                                                                                                                                                                                                be closed for at least the coming three
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               inquiry told AFP on Friday.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The 62-year-old Socialist politician, who
(about a mile) southeast of the city centre,    figure at more than 10,000.                        “In general, the tension in Bahrain is                                                       Fridays in order to encourage those want-      returned to France this month after the col-
with NTC forces firing anti-aircraft guns          Echoing demands by youth groups that         increasing and the government is still                        Continued from Page 1             ing to pray to go to the renovated bar-        lapse of another rape investigation against
and heavy cannon within the city limits         helped launch the uprising, Mohammed            using excessive force against the demon-           Under the new amendment ratified             racks, one of the mosques’ preachers,          him in New York, was interviewed by
and Gaddafi forces responding with              urged authorities to lay out a “clear           strators and ignoring the demand for real       Thursday, private citizens can still pursue     Sheikh Mohammed Hamza, told AFP.               French police on Tuesday over the allega-
sniper fire and Grad rockets.                   timetable for legislative and presidential      dialogue that would lead to major politi-       arrest warrants, but the government’s              The barracks has two 750- and 600-          tions. (AFP)
   Senior military commander Salem              elections,” stressing that “security and        cal reforms.”                                   chief prosecutor must approve them.             square-metre (8,000 and 6,500 square                            ❑     ❑      ❑
Jear, also a member of Misrata Military         stability will only return to the country          On Aug 31, Ali Jawad Ahmed al-               Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke said the       feet) rooms for prayers pending the con-
                                                after elections.”                               Sheikh, 14, died in the Shiite village of       change will ensure that “the balance is         struction of a new 4,000-square-metre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               BERLIN: Berlin police are investigating
Council, told AFP that NTC forces were                                                                                                                                                                                                         the story of an English-speaking teenager
nearing the centre of Sirte.                       An AFP correspondent said that about         Sitra during a protest after prayers com-       struck between ensuring those who are           30-million-euro Institute for Islamic          who appeared in the German capital last
   “We are advancing in from the west           1,000 people were gathered in Tahrir            memorating the beginning of the Muslim          accused of such heinous crimes do not           Cultures set for 2013.                         week saying he had lived the previous five
and the south towards the city centre,” he      Square by late afternoon.                       holiday of Eid al-Fitr.                         escape justice and that universal jurisdic-        The temporary prayer site can hold          years in the woods with his father, a
said by telephone. “Our forces retreated           “The emergency law takes us back to             The opposition said Sheikh was fatally       tion cases are only proceeded with on the       around 2,700 people, police said.              spokesman said Friday.
strategically during the night but are now      the style of the old regime,” said one pro-     wounded when he was struck in the face          basis of solid evidence.”                          Authorities in the southern city of            Michael Maass said the approximately
speeding towards the centre and some            tester, carrying his young son on his           by a tear-gas canister fired by security           In the past, attempts have been made to      Marseille on Thursday said they too            17-year-old boy appeared Sept. 5 at Berlin’s
have already entered.”                          shoulders.                                      forces.                                         obtain warrants to arrest visiting foreign      would provide a 1,000-square-metre             city hall and was then taken in by a youth
   Field commander Hadi Saleq of the               He said he feared the military would            The government said the teenager died        dignitaries such as Henry Kissinger,            building for Friday prayers.                   emergency center. (AP)
Karama (Generosity) Brigade, who has            keep finding reasons or justifications to       of trauma after suffering a blow from a         Chinese Trade Minister Bo Xilai and                “Most of the organisations running                         ❑    ❑     ❑
160 men under his command and who               remain in power, either directly, or by         blunt object to the back of the neck that       Tzipi Livni, former foreign minister and        mosques managed to find solutions
himself has roots in Sirte, reported skir-      getting one of their ranks elected as pres-     could not have been caused by a rubber          now leader of the opposition in Israel.         allowing them to avoid this kind of prac-      TOKYO: A strong 6.6-magnitude undersea
                                                                                                bullet or tear-gas.                                                                                                                            earthquake hit off the eastern coast of
mishes on three fronts.                         ident.                                                                                             The threat of arrest has strained diplo-     tice (praying in the street),” Marseille       Japan’s main Honshu island Saturday, not
   Obama will meet Libya’s interim                 Abdullah Mohammed, a young pro-                 The deaths come ahead of parliamen-          matic relations between Britain and             police said.                                   far from the area devastated by a huge
leader, Mustafa Abdel Jalil, on the side-       tester from the working class neighbour-        tary elections scheduled for Sept 24.           Israel. But with this change a thorn in            “However, a small number of them            quake and tsunami in March, US geologists
lines of the UN General Assembly in             hood of Shubra Masr, said the revolution           The opposition has already boycotted         their relations has been removed.               don’t seem to be able to deal with the         said.
New York on Tuesday, the White House            that toppled Mubarak had demanded               the polls and wants democratic reforms in          Last year, both Deputy Israeli Prime         influx of the faithful into their too-small       But there were no immediate reports of
said Friday.                                    “bread, freedom and social justice” and         the Gulf kingdom where a Sunni monar-           Minister Dan Meridor and Livni canceled         premises.”                                     damage or casualties from the early-morn-
   The meeting with the leader of the           vowed not to accept anything less.              chy has ruled over a majority Shiite pop-       trips to Britain, fearing arrest. While in         “This provision is temporary and            ing quake, and no widespread tsunami
National Transitional Council will come            “This emergency law means (authori-          ulation for decades.                            2009, Palestinian activists tried unsuc-        should allow the organisations to find         warning. (AFP)

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