أمر المستشار شريف ممدوح رئيس نيابة جنوب القاهرة الكلية، باستعجال تحريات الأمن الوطني والمباحث الجنائية في حريق مبنى محكمة جنوب القاهرة بباب الخلق، عقب ورود تقرير المعمل الجنائي الخاص بالحريق
وأضاف التقرير أن الحريق عمدي، وبفعل فاعل، وأوضح أن الحريق بدأ في الساعة الخامسة فجرا، ولم يكتشفه الموظفون إلا في الساعة السابعة صباحا وكشف التقرير وجود آثار كسر في باب غرفة الأحراز بنيابة بولاق أبو العلا، وكذلك كسر في بعض الدواليب، إلا أنه لم يتم التأكد إذا ما كان هذا الكسر عمديا قبل الحريق، أم أنه قديم
وأشار التقرير إلى أن الحريق اندلع نتيجة إيصال مصدر حراري مشتعل للغرفتين، وقد يكون هذا المصدر لإشعال النيران بواسطة عود ثقاب، أو إلقاء أية مواد مشتعلة على محتويات الغرفتين
قد كشف التقرير أن بداية الحريق كانت من داخل غرفة الأحراز بنيابة بولاق أبو العلا، وكذلك داخل غرفة المحضرين الخاصة بنيابة بولاق أبو العلا، والتى تبعد عن الغرفة الأولى بمسافة نحو 20 مترا، مما يرجح ارتكاب أكثر من شخص لواقعة إشعال النيران فى الغرفتين
أثبت خالد فؤاد المحامي، مقيم دعوى بطلان قانون تشكيل الجمعية التأسيسية لوضع الدستور، في محضر جلسة اليوم بالمحكمة الدستورية أنه يطلب ترك الخصومة في الدعوى (التنازل) مما تسبب في مشادات بينه وبين المتداخلين تضامنيا معه في الدعوى
في المقابل، تنازل محامي الحكومة وهو ممثل هيئة قضايا الدولة، عن الخصومة، بناء على تنازل المدعي، ويشير ذلك إلى احتمال انتهاء الدعوى، ولم يتبين حتى الآن سبب إقدامه على هذا الأمر، وفي انتظار قرار المحكمة
يذكر أن المحكمة الدستورية تنظر اليوم دعوى بطلان قانون تشكيل الجمعية التأسيسية لوضع الدستور
(Reuters) – Twin car bombs killed 43 people and wounded many more in a Turkish town near the Syrian border on Saturday and the government said it suspected Syrian involvement.
The bombing increased fears that Syria’s civil war was dragging in neighboring states despite renewed diplomatic moves towards ending two years of fighting in which more than 70,000 people have been killed.
The bombs ripped into crowded streets near Reyhanli’s shopping district in the early afternoon, scattering concrete blocks and smashing cars in the town in Turkey’s southern Hatay province, home to thousands of Syrian refugees.
Restaurants and cafes were destroyed and body parts were strewn across the streets. The damage went at least three blocks deep from the site of the blasts.
President Bashar al-Assad’s government was the “usual suspect”, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc said.
“We know that the people taking refuge in Hatay have become targets for the Syrian regime,” Arinc said in comments broadcast on Turkish television. “We think of them as the usual suspects when it comes to planning such a horrific attack.”
Another deputy prime minister, Besir Atalay, was quoted by NTV as saying initial findings suggested the attackers came from inside Turkey, but had links to Syria’s intelligence agency.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility. Nor was there any comment from Damascus.
NATO-member Turkey has fired back at Syrian government forces when mortars have landed on its soil, but despite its strong words has appeared reluctant to bring its considerable military might to bear in the conflict.
Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Turkey reserves the right to take “every kind of measure”, but he said he saw no need for an emergency meeting of NATO which would be the first step towards involving the alliance in any possible response.
The United States strongly condemned the attacks and vowed support in identifying those responsible, while NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius voiced “full solidarity” with Turkey.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s office said he hoped the perpetrators would be swiftly brought to justice.
NATO member Turkey supports the uprising against Assad and violence has crossed the border before, but not on the same scale. The bombings were the bloodiest incident on Turkish soil since Syria’s conflict began more than two years ago.
Turkey is far from alone in fearing the impact of Syria’s war, which is already helping inflame the Middle East’s tangle of sectarian, religious and nationalist struggles.
Israel launched air strikes a week ago, aimed at stopping Iranian missiles near Damascus from reaching Tehran’s Lebanese allies Hezbollah for possible use against the Jewish state.
Days later, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said his forces would support any Syrian effort to recapture the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, raising the prospect of renewed conflict after decades of calm on that border.
Davutoglu said it was no coincidence the Reyhanli bombings came as diplomatic moves to end the Syrian conflict intensify.
“There may be those who want to sabotage Turkey’s peace, but we will not allow that,” Davutoglu told reporters during a trip to Berlin. “No one should attempt to test Turkey’s power.”
Prospects appeared to improve this week for diplomacy to try to end the civil war, now in its third year, after Moscow and Washington announced a joint effort to bring government and rebels to an international conference.
But a Russian official said on Saturday that there was already disagreement over who would take part and he doubted whether a meeting could happen this month.
As well as disputes over who would represent the rebels and government at any talks, there have also been questions over possible participation by Assad’s Shi’ite ally Iran. The rebels are backed by the largely Sunni Gulf states.
Diplomats in New York said the Syria meeting would likely slip into June and it was unclear who would participate.
DEATH TOLL MAY RISE
In Reyhanli, smoke poured from charred ruins after the blasts outside administrative buildings.
“My children were so scared because it reminded them of the bombings when we were in Aleppo. God help us,” said one refugee from the northern Syrian city, a mother of three who gave her name as Kolsum.
Atalay said 43 people had been killed, while Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan warned the toll could rise. Officials said more than 100 people were injured, many of them critically.
Turkey is sheltering more than 300,000 Syrians, most of them in camps along the 900-km (560-mile) frontier, and is struggling to keep up with the influx.
The main opposition Syrian National Coalition said the attacks were a failed attempt to “destroy the brotherhood” between Syrians and Turks and were intended as a punishment for Turkey’s support of the uprising.
Erdogan said this week Turkey would support a U.S.-enforced no-fly zone in Syria and warned that Damascus crossed President Barack Obama’s “red line” on chemical weapons use long ago.
A no-fly zone to prohibit Syrian military aircraft from hitting rebel targets has been mentioned by American lawmakers as one option the United States could use to pressure Assad.
Erdogan is due to meet Obama in Washington on May 16.
(Reuters) – Egyptian security forces have thwarted a plan by an al Qaeda-linked cell to carry out a suicide attack on a foreign embassy, capturing three militants, the interior minister said on Saturday.
He declined to say which embassy had been targeted.
“The Interior Ministry was able to direct a qualitative blow to a terrorist cell that was planning suicide operations against vital, important and foreign facilities in the country,” he said in a televised news conference.
Egypt has long been an incubator for Islamist militancy. Al Qaeda’s leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri, is Egyptian.
Security has deteriorated since a 2011 uprising that ousted President Hosni Mubarak, whose 30 years in power were marked by militant violence including an armed Islamist insurrection.
Armed Islamist groups expanded in the Sinai Peninsula after revolt, but militancy has been less apparent in the Nile Delta, where the majority of the population is concentrated.
Two of the suspects were from Alexandria on Egypt’s Mediterranean coast, the state news agency reported. It did not say where the third was from.
It was the second time since President Mohamed Mursi, a Muslim Brotherhood politician, came to power that the authorities have said they had uncovered a militant Islamist group in the Nile Valley.
Twenty-six alleged Islamist militants including two former military officers went on trial last month for planning attacks against the state. Ibrahim said that group – known as the Nasr City cell – was connected to the militants whose arrest was announced on Saturday.
He said the militants had been in contact with a militant leader identified as Kurdi Dawud al-Assadi, whom he described as the head of al Qaeda in some countries in west Asia.
Assadi had instructed them to get in touch with members of the Nasr City cell and another militant group based in Sinai – where militants killed 16 Egyptian border guards in an attack last August, he said.
The state security prosecutor’s office ordered two of the men detained for 15 days pending investigations. The third was ordered not to leave his house, state news agency MENA reported.
Ibrahim said one of the suspects had traveled to Pakistan and Iran to receive training, and was a member of al Qaeda in Algeria, where 37 foreign hostages were killed January when Islamist militants laid siege to a gas plant.
MENA said two of them had been to countries in northwest Africa and Mali to get “acquainted” with militants abroad.
Ibrahim said they were also in contact with al Qaeda in Pakistan and “elements responsible for receiving terrorist elements on the Turkish borders”.
They had been found in possession of statements issued by al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, he added.
فقد وزير خارجية بروكينا فاسو جبريل يابيني باسوليه وعيه خلال مؤتمر صحفي مع وزير الخارجية التركية أحمد داوود أوغلو في أنقرة. وذكرت وسائل إعلام تركية، أن باسوليه فقد وعيه خلال المؤتمر الصحفي وحاول داوود أوغلو ومسؤولون آخرون مساعدته لمنعه من السقوط عن المنبر، ونقل باسوليه إلى المستشفى على الفور وذكرت أنباء أن الوزير كان يعالج بالمضادات الحيوية من نزلة برد