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I chose the topic of violence and that is the most that is emerging worldwide that is affecting our society. Violence is always making people on the defensive and in war. I do not wish to talk about this but I think it is important to set the view to the situation. In my opinion I did not like anything to do my news on this issue as it bothers me to hear of the evil and the war in which we are surrounded.
but if a peace agreement is signed. according to Treasury Minister Mauricio Cardenas. These attacks had ceased for a while since the band had fallen. . Colombia's gross domestic product could grow an additional one or two percentage points. including two workers trying to repair the towers. A high-ranking official speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to comment publicly about national security issues said each battalion will be comprised of at least 1. The firm holds a 35 percent stake in Puerto Gaitan.000 people work.000 barrels in August. The country's largest crude oil field. said Federico Restrepo. a former minister of energy and mining. set at an average of 918. These attacks have affected the electricity infrastructure. No estimates exist on how much damage the sabotage causes annually. and three battalions are already operating.200 troops. helping the country reach annual economic growth of 5 to 6 percent. Restrepo said none of the company's Colombia operations have suffered attacks. pipelines and trains carrying coal produced almost daily in the 1990s and in the 2000s. when rebel groups in Colombia led the energy sector either for funding or attack foreign companies that are considered the exploitation of the wealth of the nation. Puerto Gaitan. which produces about 20 percent of the country's daily production.Summary Rebels step up attacks on Colombia energy targets The port town of Tumaco on Colombia's Pacific coast went dark for more than a week in early August after guerrillas toppled three electricity towers in the remote area. but are now returning to resurface. local authorities said. Pinzon announced Wednesday that the Defense Ministry is creating eight new battalions to shore up security of the nation's infrastructure. delaying the restoration of power while killing at least five people. vice president of corporate relations for the Toronto-based company Pacific Rubiales Energy. Rebels-planted land mines did even more damage. is guarded by at least 800 soldiers located inside the vast complex where 14.
New outbreaks were reported Monday in Indonesia. the ayatollah said Western countries “should acquit themselves of such a heavy crime not in words but in deed. considered by Iran’s clerics to be the inspiration for insults to Islam. The relative calm in Afghanistan. despite Monday’s outburst. apparently originating in an account on Sunday by the Iranian Students’ News Agency. was killed in an attack on the United States diplomatic mission in Benghazi as protests spread from neighboring Egypt. has stood in stark contrast to events elsewhere in the Muslim world since last Tuesday when the American ambassador to Libya. the British author whose novel “The Satanic Verses” was deemed a blasphemy punishable by death 23 years ago by Iran’s revolutionary icon. Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. J. reported by Iran’s official news media.Summary Police Contain Afghan Rage Over Film. where the supreme leader. that a religious foundation had enriched its death bounty on Salman Rushdie. as Protest Spread Elsewhere Facing Afghanistan’s first significant outbreak of violence over an anti-Islam film that has inflamed mobs elsewhere. In a speech to police cadets.” There were also unconfirmed reports. while others hurled rocks and gasoline bombs and burned tires. Lebanon and Iran.3 million from $2. Student protesters were also mobilized to denounce the film in Iran.8 million for Mr. The news agency said the bounty was increased to $3. police firing tear gas and water cannons moved against hundreds of demonstrators who had gathered outside the American Embassy to express opposition to the film. In Jakarta. Christopher Stevens. blamed what he called the West’s “Islamophobic policies of arrogance and Zionism” and dismissed American government criticism of the film as meaningless. Rushdie. Some protesters set fire to an American flag. keeping the protesters from advancing toward the city and dispersing them within hours. the police moved swiftly on Monday to contain rampaging groups of young men who were burning tires and throwing stones along a thoroughfare leading east out of Kabul. the Indonesian capital. . news reports said. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Pakistan.
Aleppo. Activists on Sunday said some 5. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the media.Summary Syria says no dialogue before it crushes rebels The Syrian regime said Monday there will be no dialogue with the opposition before the army crushes the rebels. only to frequently ignore or outright violate its commitments by refusing to pull its troops out of cities and cease its shelling of opposition areas. which had been relatively quiet for most of the uprising. the U.000 people were killed in August. also the highest figure for the entire revolt. The fighting also reached Syria's largest city. the highest toll in the 17-month-old uprising and more than three times the monthly average. Syrian officials said a bomb attached to a taxi blew up in the Damascus suburb of Jaramana. the latest sign that President Bashar Assad is determined to solve the crisis on the battlefield even if many more of his people have to pay with their lives.600 were killed last week alone. "There will be no dialogue with the opposition prior to the Syrian army's imposition of security and stability in all parts of the country. The Assad regime made similar public statements when it signed on to Annan's peace plan." Information Minister Omran al-Zoebi told reporters at a news conference in Damascus. The civil war witnessed a major turning point in August when Assad's forces began widely using air power for the first time to try to put down the revolt. children's fund. At the same time. .N. UNICEF. killing five people and wounding 23. said 1.
and everybody knows the extremists are out there. Stevens at the mission the morning before he was killed described security. “This country is still in transition.” said Fathi Baja. as sorely inadequate for an American ambassador in such a tumultuous environment. late Tuesday. has further underscored the instability of the countries that cast off their longtime dictators in the Arab Spring revolts. killing the American ambassador and three members of his staff and raising questions about the radicalization of countries swept up in the Arab Sprin The wave of unrest set off by the video. posted online in the United States two months ago and dubbed into Arabic for the first time eight days ago. the Libyan politician.S Islamist militants armed with antiaircraft weapons and rocket-propelled grenades stormed a lightly defended United States diplomatic mission in Benghazi. Libya . It also cast doubt on the adequacy of security preparations at American diplomatic outposts in the volatile region. has recently witnessed a string of assassinations as well as attacks on international missions. . But a Libyan politician who had breakfast with Mr. mainly four video cameras and as few as four Libyan guards. including a bomb said to be planted by another Islamist group that exploded near the United States mission there as recently as June.Summary Lybia Attack Brings Challenge for U. Benghazi. awash in guns.
carried by the semiofficial Anatolian News Agency.” said a statement from the office of the Prime Minister. in accordance with rules of engagement. which helped oust Col. some observers said they could not help wondering if the episode had been orchestrated by one side or another. Recep Tayyip Erdogan. it was the cross-border strike that raised the stakes in a civil war that has left tens of thousands dead and forced more than a million people from their homes. where allegiances and motives are uncertain and a bloody stalemate has taken hold. But in the fog of war that has settled over Syria. the director of the Wise Men Center for Strategic Studies in Ankara. and President Bashar al-Assad may feel he can rally his supporters against foreign invasion. something Turkey has supported.Summary Turkey Fires Artillery at Syrian Targets in Retaliation for Civilian Deaths This atrocious attack was immediately responded to adequately by our armed forces in the border region. “Targets were shelled in locations identified by radar. Turkey.” Atilla Sandikli. The United States and its allies have balked at engaging in another armed conflict in the Muslim world that would be far riskier than NATO’s intervention in Libya. The war has defied exhaustive diplomatic efforts by the global community. Muammar el-Qaddafi. “Various parties are trying to pull Turkey into the conflict. The events may increase pressure for the West to take military action. experts said. The rebels have implored NATO to provide a no-fly zone or havens. Aleppo.” And while suicide bombers killed dozens on Wednesday as violence surged in Syria’s largest city. . said on the Turkish channel NTV.
as loud explosions went off every few seconds. Amid an escalating regime crackdown. inspired by last year's Arab Spring rebellions against authoritarian rulers. enabling rebels to control large stretches of countryside in Syria's most densely populated west. said the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. If confirmed. The regime's troops are stretched thin. or identify the location of the video. attacking the rebel stronghold of Homs with the most intense artillery barrage in months and putting opposition fighters there and in Syria's largest city. . The attack is the worst Homs has seen in five months. Aleppo. the capture of a stock of working anti-aircraft missiles would be a boost to a lightly-armed rebel force that says it faces frequent attacks by low-flying helicopters and warplanes.Summary Activists: Syrian warplanes pound Homs The Syrian military opened a second urban front Friday. while Assad has also tried to avoid provocations he believes would trigger a foreign intervention. The rebels did not give any other evidence that would confirm the capture of a base. and embattled President Bashar Assad could extend his hold on power if he retakes Aleppo and Homs. Syria's conflict began with a peaceful uprising against Assad. is averse to intervening militarily. Undeterred by its troubles with Turkey. a symbol of resistance. the rebellion gradually turned into a civil war. which relies on a network of activists on the ground. showed black columns of smoke rising from the city. the Syrian regime on Friday launched a new offensive against Homs. Syria’s civil war has been locked in a bloody stalemate. along with other countries siding with the rebels. unleashing heavy shelling and air attacks. Turkey. Amateur video from Homs. increasingly on the defensive.
along with their mother. and set them aside.Summary The rubble of a Syrian airstrike There were a few scattered reminders of whose room it had been before the bombs hit a framed picture of Barbie and another of a kitten with a pink bow still hanging on the cracked plaster wall. 15 airstrike. he said. Sara. . and his 1 ½-year-old nephew. Youssuf. were killed. The house was one of more than a dozen in the al Harah al Qibiliyah neighborhood in the town of Azaz. including children and old people. north of Aleppo. Dannoun recalls being with his wife on the roof of their one-story house while he fixed their water barrel. On his first trip back to his brother's home. to be destroyed in an Aug. With a bloody civil war engulfing the country. Survivors and rights groups say more than 40 people. Mahmoud Makour sifted through the rubble of what remained. On the day of the airstrike. survival now takes precedence. Both children. were killed in the air raid. He collected the stuffed animals and a few Lego pieces that belonged to his 11-year-old niece. a doll and two teddy bears resting on a pile of rubble.
Pope Laments Strife in Syria. said he and his relatives still in Syria would stick with a government they opposed rather than risk the uncertainty of change. Nasser. including the 18-year-old nephew of one of his employees. Syria was a recurring theme in the pope’s three-day visit here. Essam Nasser. said several people.Summary In Lebanon.” he said. a Syrian who works in Lebanon. and the first victims are women and children.” said Mr. the capital. who have been discriminated against under decades of authoritarian governments. the pope lamented the cost. said that five children and at least eight other people were killed by shelling in the northern province of Idlib. The Muslim Brotherhood doesn’t suit us. Benedict called for both the Syrian government and its opponents to stop importing arms. but are fearful that the rise to power of Islamists will make things worse. Violence and hatred invade people’s lives. They linked their worries to those of Coptic Christians in Egypt. Before he left on Sunday. Pope Benedict XVI said a prayer on Sunday for the victims of the conflict in Syria. . distinguishing such opposition from the armed militias fighting the government. an activist group. And the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. were taken from their homes and executed by soldiers in an apartment. “We’re with the political opposition. As he arrived. where the end is hard to see. That plea was quickly drowned out on Sunday by news of more killings in Syria. the din of weapons continues to make itself heard. Listening to Benedict on Sunday. referring to the ruling party in Egypt. “Sadly. Where the War Rages On Standing near what was once the dividing line of Lebanon’s bygone civil war. A factory owner in the Qadam neighborhood of Damascus. “The Arab revolts are bringing extremist presidents.
said Dr. Large sections of bone and muscle were missing from the back of her knee. Two months into the battle for Syria's largest city. Osman al-Haj Osman. There was a gush of blood. Then. the man deposited Fatima Qassem onto a gurney as a nurse swooped in and began cutting away the blood-soaked bandages on her knees.Summary Wounded food hospitals in Syria’s largest city It had been a calm day in Aleppo's Shifa Hospital. civilians are still bearing the brunt of the daily assaults of helicopter gunships.story building in the nearby neighborhood of Haideriya. roaring jets and troops fighting in the streets. a man burst in bearing the shrieking bundle of a 6-year-old girl who'd had a machine-gun bullet rip through both her knees. . The family was hopefully on its way. the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported shelling in several areas across Aleppo that killed more than a dozen and collapsed a three. wounded by falling buildings and exploding shells from the constant bombardment that government forces mete out to the parts of the city outside their control. Shoving aside the orderlies and armed rebels milling around the cramped lobby Tuesday afternoon. On Tuesday. his face etched with exhaustion from just three hours of sleep. She cried out plaintively for "Baba. The 30-year-old doctor estimated that 80 percent of the patients are civilians. Forces loyal to President Bashar Assad have been increasingly relying on the government's artillery and air power to fight the tenacious rebels who so far refuse to be dislodged from Aleppo. A doctor reached in and pulled out an inch-long fragment of metal." because the man who brought her was not her father just someone who had rushed her across town to the hospital.
attacking with grenades and gunfire while guards from the military complex ran around in a panic. when explosions killed several key aides to President Bashar al-Assad. two witnesses said. a television correspondent Maya Naser of Press TV. The blasts were precursors to a fierce armed attack. Iran’s English-language satellite network was killed during a live broadcast. In gunfire after two explosions. State television broadcast images of a small white minibus slowing to a stop on a busy road near the wall of the military compound and then exploding in a fireball. One said that dozens of insurgent fighters appeared almost immediately. Other images showed what appeared to be another blast in the compound. The warren of government buildings is in one of the capital’s most guarded areas. Assad. .Summary Correspondent for Iranian TV killed After Blasts Rock Syrian Military Site Suicide bombers struck a military headquarters in a busy square in central Damascus on Wednesday morning. Witnesses said it struck the air force command headquarters. the second insurgent assault on a government military installation in two days and the largest attack in the capital since July. the network said. near an office used by Mr.
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