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International News Brief | Medio Oriente, Rusia y Sudáfrica

Agosto - Septiembre 2011

Battle for Libya not quite over By Nic Robertson and Tim Lister Ten days ago the vanguard of rebel forces streamed into the Libyan capital. Moammar Gadhafi's forces put up virtually no resistance, and it seemed that the end of Libya's six-month conflict was imminent. Security in Tripoli has improved, but the humanitarian situation remains precarious, with water shortages especially a problem. The National Transitional Council's political leadership has not installed itself in any organized fashion as a government-in-waiting and there appears little command and control over the disparate groups of fighters consolidating their hold on Tripoli. Leer más Artículos relacionados: El nuevo régimen libio prevé elecciones generales para dentro de 20 meses Gadafi insta a sus seguidores a "luchar hasta la muerte" en nuevo mensaje

Japón desarrollará relaciones de asociación con Rusia en el marco de la cooperación en la zona Asia-Pacífico

Aún se desconoce el paradero de Moammar Gadhafi.

El nuevo primer ministro de Japón, Yoshihiko Noda, manifestó que su país desarrollará relaciones de asociación con Rusia en el marco de su cooperación en la zona de Asia-Pacífico. Al mismo tiempo reiteró la postura de Tokio frente al contencioso territorial con Rusia. "También quisiera avanzar en la solución del problema de los Territorios del Norte, el mayor problema de las relaciones bilaterales", apuntó. Japón llama "Territorios del Norte" cuatro islas del archipiélago de las Kuriles del Sur –Iturup, Kunashir, Shikotan y Habomai– reclamadas por Tokio. Leer más

Iran launches long-delayed nuclear plant Iran's first nuclear power plant has stepped up operations after more than a decade of delays, pumping out electricity at up to 40 per cent capacity and marking a major step forward in the Islamic Republic's nuclear program. The United States and its allies accuse Iran of using its civilian nuclear program as a cover to develop nuclear weapons. Iran denies the claim and says it only seeks reactors for energy and scientific research. Although the West has been deeply suspicious of Iran's nuclear aims, Washington has not opposed Iran's push for atomic reactors for energy and research. Leer más

Suicide bombers, gunmen attack U.S. Embassy, NATO headquarters in Kabul

La Central Nuclear de Bushehr, en el sur de Irán.

Suicide bombers and gunmen launched a coordinated attack on the U.S. Embassy and NATO headquarters in Kabul, witnesses and security officials said, a rare and sophisticated strike in the heart of the fortified capital. A Taliban spokesman claimed responsibility for the operation, saying it was designed to prove that the militant group remains determined to expel foreign forces at a time when the United States has begun to pull out troops and delegate more responsibility to the country’s beleaguered security forces. Leer más Artículos relacionados: Karzai anuncia ruptura de contactos con guerrilla talibán tras atentados en Kabul

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International News Brief Ago - Sep 2011  

Reciba el International News Brief (INB) realizado exclusivamente para los miembros del Centro Argentino de Estudios Internacionales (CAEI)....

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