Thursday, April 17, 2008

Κυριε, ελεησον - Χριστε, ελεησον - Κυριε, ελεησον

Study says 300000 US troops suffer mental problems
Reuters - 1 hour ago
By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - About 300000 US troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan suffer symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder or depression, but about half receive no care, an independent study said on Thursday.
20% of Iraq, Afghanistan veterans have depression or PTSD, study finds Los Angeles Times
Nearly 1 in 5 vets reports mental problems The Associated Press

Iraq bombings target US-allied, anti-Al Qaeda groups
Christian Science Monitor - 3 hours ago
By Howard LaFranchi | Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor BAGHDAD - A series of bombings this week in Sunni areas of Iraq - in some cases targeting the Awakening Councils, or sahwas, that have resisted the spread of militant Islamist ...
Blast at funeral in northern Iraq kills 50 United Press International
Suicide bomber kills 51at Sunni Awakening funeral in Iraq Times Online

IRAQ: A desert storm
Los Angeles Times - 1 hour ago
Iraq isn't known for its fine weather. Summer brings unbearable heat. Winters are cold, windy, and bone dry. And spring?
Airstrike, battles kill at least 9 in Iraq CNN International
Iraq's biggest aid agency? Muqtada al-Sadr MSNBC

Zimbabwe - South Africa
Rice Says Africa Must Step Up on Zimbabwe Election Crisis
Voice of America - 1 hour ago
By David Gollust US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is calling for Zimbabwe's neighbors to step up and press for an end to that country's post-election political crisis.
Tsvangirai: Mugabe could face justice for Zimbabwe abuses The Associated Press
Tsvangirai calls for Mbeki to be axed as Zimbabwe mediator (Roundup) Monsters and

Mugabe regime accuses Tsvangirai of treason - 58 minutes ago
By Sebastien Berger in Johannesburg Zimbabwe's opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has been accused of treason as President Robert Mugabe's regime raised the stakes in the battle to retain its grip on power.
Zimbabweans pay for opposition vote in post-poll violence Africasia
Robert Mugabe accuses Morgan Tsvangirai of treason Times Online

Mugabe exhorte les Zimbabwéens à lutter contre "l'impérialisme - Il y a 56 minutes
HARARE - Le président zimbabwéen Robert Mugabe a appelé ses concitoyens à défendre leur pays contre "l'impérialisme" du Royaume-Uni à la veille du 28e anniversaire de l'indépendance de l'ex-Rhodésie du Sud britannique. "Nous ne devons pas abandonner ...
Le Zimbabwe accuse Morgan Tsvangirai de trahison La
Zimbabwe: le gouvernement accuse Tsvangirai de trahison

Union refuses to unload arms ship
The Times - 2 hours ago
Opposition to a shipment of arms being offloaded in Durban and transported to Zimbabwe increased today when South Africa’s largest transport workers union announced that its members would not unload the ship.
Officials inspect arms carrying vessel in Durban SABC News
SAfrican government says unlikely to stop arms shipment headed to ... International Herald Tribune

Odinga's chance to shape Kenya
BBC News - 3 hours ago
By Noel Mwakugu Raila Odinga's diehard supporters believed they had voted in a Kenyan president last December, but four months down the line they have ended up with a prime minister instead.
Kenya Swears in Power-Sharing Cabinet Voice of America
Kenya finally swears in expanded Cabinet with top jobs shared Times Online

Le nouveau gouvernement d'union kényan prête serment
L'Express - Il y a 5 heures
Dirigé par le Premier ministre Raila Odinga, le nouveau gouvernement de coalition kényan, né dans la douleur et fort de 41 membres, a prêté serment jeudi à la résidence du président Mwai Kibaki dans la capitale, Nairobi. Après les sanglantes émeutes du ...
Kenya: prestation de serment du gouvernement censé régler la crise AFP
Kenya: Raila Odinga prête serment comme nouveau Premier ministre La Presse Canadienne

Palestine - Israel
Carter Meets Hamas in Cairo, Ignoring US, Israeli Objections
Bloomberg - 3 hours ago
By Daniel Williams April 17 (Bloomberg) -- Former US President Jimmy Carter, who helped broker peace between Egypt and Israel in 1978, met with officials from Israel's avowed enemy Hamas in Cairo.
GAZA: Cleric OKs killing of Egyptians Los Angeles Times
Carter set to see two senior officials from Palestinian group Hamas CNN International

Palestinian official sees 'no results' from talks with Israelis
International Herald Tribune - 1 hour ago
By Isabel Kershner JERUSALEM: The foreign minister of the Palestinian Authority on Thursday offered an unusually bleak assessment of the status of the negotiations with Israel and said that President Mahmud Abbas would be asking for more active ...
Video: Palestinians killed in Israeli raids into Gaza - 16 April 08 AlJazeeraEnglish
Israel again cuts off fuel deliveries to Gaza Strip (Extra) Monsters and

Hamas leader says Gaza revolt like Warsaw uprising
Reuters South Africa - 1 hour ago
WASHINGTON, April 17 (Reuters) - Israel's fight with the Palestinians has reduced Gaza to the world's largest open-air prison and residents have no choice but to revolt, just as the Jews in Warsaw fought the Nazis in World War Two, a Hamas leader wrote ...

Israël sur le qui-vive après des attaques meurtrières du Hamas
Libération - Il y a 15 heures
Ce sont les plus graves affrontements à Gaza depuis plus d’un mois. Trois soldats israéliens, une quinzaine de Palestiniens et un journaliste palestinien de l’agence Reuters, Fadel Chanaa, ont été tués en moins de vingt-quatre heures. Hier à l’aube, ...
A Gaza, plus de dix mille personnes assistent aux funérailles des ... Le Monde
Gaza enterre les 18 Palestiniens tués la veille, Hamas menace Israël AFP

United Kingdom
Muslim preacher Abu Izzadeen guilty of inciting terrorism - 1 hour ago
By Duncan Gardham, Security Correspondent An engineer has become the first white British Muslim to be convicted of terrorism offences after he was found guilty of inciting others to join a jihad in Iraq.
Six guilty of terrorism support BBC News
Six found guilty in terror trial Reuters UK

Bush climate plan under fire
International Herald Tribune - 1 hour ago
Reuters, AP PARIS: A US plan to cap greenhouse gases by 2025 was dismissed Thursday as too little, too late by some delegates at 17-country climate talks in Paris while others welcomed it as a first firm US emissions ceiling.
Bush's long-awaited call for curbing gases falls flat abroad The Associated Press
EU urges Bush to be more ambitious on CO2 curbs Reuters

Tibet - China - Jeux Olympiques - India
JO: relais sous haute protection à New Delhi
L'Express - Il y a 4 heures
Dans des rues quasi désertes où les spectateurs avaient été interdits, la flamme olympique a parcouru jeudi New Delhi tandis que 15.000 policiers empêchaient des manifestants tibétains d'approcher l'itinéraire. Environ 70 sportifs et vedettes de ...
Le parcours de la flamme olympique écourté en Inde et au Pakistan France Info
Inde : fin du bref relais de la flamme olympique

TIBET • Une autre politique est possible
Courrier International - 16 avr 2008
Face à la masse d'éditoriaux réaffirmant la position officielle sur le Tibet, un grand hebdomadaire du sud de la Chine esquisse une autre attitude, qui tiendrait mieux compte des différences et serait ouverte au dialogue. Les violences qui ont éclaté à ...
Il ya un "génocide culturel" au Tibet, réaffirme le dalaï lama
"Il ya eu un renversement dans notre perception de la Chine" Le Monde

Tibetan fury hits city
Daily News & Analysis - 1 hour ago
At least 56 Tibetan protestors were detained by the police when they tried to storm the Chinese consulate at Nariman Point on Thursday protesting China’s policies in Tibet.
Tibetans hold anti-Chinese protests in Kashmir Sify
Tight security greets Olympic torch The Press Association

Nepal - India
India must ensure essential goods flow to Nepal: Prachanda
Hindu - 8 hours ago
Kathmandu (PTI): Maoist supremo Prachanda, whose party is set to lead a coalition government in Nepal, has said India must ensure a steady supply of essential goods to his land-locked country keeping in mind the "sensitive political situation".
Will Gyanendra take shelter in Rajasthan? Times of India
NEWSMAKER: Prachanda Business Standard

The tree of disobedience sprouted forth death for the world, but the Tree of the Cross blossomed forth life and incorruption. Wherefore, we worship Thee, the crucified Lord; let the light of Thy countenance be signed upon us, O Lord.
--Thursday of the Fourth Week, Pentecostarion

--the BB

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