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we're no closer to finding an end to this blockade why is that what's the sticking point here i think that the united states wants to give a message but they don't want to engage directly in it pushing or pressure in saudi arabia directly because they need saudi arabia to fix other issues mainly the problem that they have with iran so i think that the united states have are facing now major problems in the middle east on the. front page of the new cut on saudi arabia or the blockade is not they mean each show for american foreign policy and i don't think they will spend much more energy bearing in mind that they don't see this actually. in the regional can generate the more problem for their money coming interests in the region as for us both states have good relations with the united states i suppose it's about finding a way for saudi arabia the u.a.e. to climb down without losing face. i think it's a way to to at least to show that the united states have some interest in making
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this situation to to ease and to be resolved but without engaging directly in. pressuring or threatening with any kind of sanctions if it's additional salt so here we are the first anniversary of this located in the last year certainly seems to have won the battle for hearts and minds in the course of public opinion. the blockading nations and spent an absolute fortune on on on p.r. and yet it's kind of that seems to come out on top why is that and i think that both. sides they know that they need to convince the rest of the bubble asian or of the world i mean the public opinion because nobody really knows what is going on here nobody knows the recent of why this started nobody knows if i mean as far as there is no open conflict this edition will remind and know this for a long time so both need to convince. the public opinion in the world they need to convince. policymakers and governments other governments that they are in the right
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side and that's why they need to lobby in europe in the united states mainly and that's why they are spending a lot of money by that i mean the same that they are doing on their own in their own countries but they don't need to convince their own populations because they are already supporting the notion of the states but they need to convince others that they are in the right position and why they don't want to move. there from their previous positions in the eyes of the world how much reputational damage has this done to the leaders of both saudi arabia and the u.a.e. . i think you know i mean the credibility of. the man since the very beginning was very low when one least of the amounts on the list of principles were issued in june last year nobody really. believed in that i mean there was no. governments in europe or of the united states in the rational level but they were really taking them seriously so i think that from the very
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beginning their credibility was very low of the demands on that the now and it's of different that that they were both dealing with internal issues some mainly with human war affected betty much both. behaviorism both the emerges in the rest of the world after one year of brain mind and it seems that they have the upper hand because they are in majority of countries i mean there are four countries again against got on the front but they couldn't make it to surrender or to change their polls you know to reduce any kind of. position that got there how it is put in them in the very place one final question. cats are seems to have weathered the storm economically for the moment at least how long can it continue doing so well i mean this is the one thing that we always discuss about this crisis as far as the crisis involving two countries of the are in the in immensely well. the this can last for
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a very small casualty possible with countries they and they have a check that they can use to spend. in all the things that we need here in qatar and also in saudi arabia. in the gutter for the first time is retaliating with the hold ups are coming from the other four countries means that qatar is strong enough in financial terms to sustain this i wouldn't say for ever but long term a they and i mean that it's also making sure that they have. food security at least for a short time in case there is the situation is becoming even worse so i don't see for the time being let's say one year to five years that got the would suffer any any problem on the other countries that i don't see either that they are facing bigger problems. saudi arabia's face in this book and also a war in yemen that nobody knows really the cost and so far the managed to do so by
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. the of their regimes hold the systems. are still in place and nobody said that financially would. the china could still be many thanks to you for being with us. the over the news hour on up to zero still to come on the program rights groups reveal evidence that the u.s. may have committed war crimes in syria. u.s. president donald trump's former campaign manager faces new allegations that could land him in jail. and later in sport the washington capitals are on the brink of clinching their first stanley cup title that story coming up a little later. on all the breaking news we told you about at the beginning of the program the u.n. human rights office calling on the u.s. to stop separating migrant children from their parents the united nations says that
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detaining migrant families and separating children at the southern border is against international law the u.s. should immediately halt the practice of separating families and stop criminalizing what should most be administrative offenses the un it emphasized that detention should be the last resort for those escaping countries where rampant violence would give them the right to international protection. iran is increasing the pressure of the twenty fifteen nuclear deal it's notifying the un of plans to accelerate the early stages of uranium enrichment iran's atomic energy organization says that it's begun working on facilities for building advanced centrifuges and it's in the turns sights it says that the plans would remain within the framework of the existing agreement the country's supreme leader ayatollah ali harmony ordered preparations to go ahead if the deal falls apart following the u.s. withdrawal from it last month. paddy model. we got this
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message from some european countries they expect the iranian people to both tolerate the sanctions and deal with them they want us to go along with them and give away our nuclear energy activities and continue with the limitations i would tell these countries that they should be aware that this is a dream that will never come true the people of iran and the government of iran will never tolerate this to both suffer sanctions and nuclear limitations this will never happen meanwhile israel's prime minister is in france as part of a european tour to warn of what he calls iran's threat to the world on monday in germany benjamin netanyahu urged chancellor angela merkel to adopt a tough approach on tyrone's nuclear potential netanyahu claims that the country's growing influence in the middle east could create a new refugee crisis. jordan's king abdullah has asked the education minister. to be the new prime minister and to form
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a government protests have continued though against plans tax increases for the stairs he cuts the king is promising urgent measures to tackle an economic crisis. to see reports. it's official jordan's government has responded to the people's demands by accepting to replace prime minister henny and wilkie parliament speaker out of a total not told al-jazeera he will reject the law that initially sparked protests last thursday. although it seems to the protesters demands have been met they continued to march for the fifth night in a row and. the resignation is a first step to reduce the tension that exists in the country the second step which is the main step is to withdraw the decision by king abdullah from the parliament otherwise things will not calm down. they want to make it clear to the government that simply replacing him with the same old same will not fly people are looking for a paradigm shift they're not looking for changing faces like you know. sacking one
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prime minister and getting another one they're looking for a change in their policies and the policies have been detrimental to the daily lives of the people and jordan and they are looking for changes in these in these policies. protests broke out after and murky under pressure by the i.m.f. announced his plan to raise income tax by at least five percent. the taxes were aimed at shrinking jordan's thirty seven billion dollars debt that's equivalent to ninety five percent of the country's annual output jordan's a dependent economy has been struggling with a dramatic cut in donations by the u.a.e. u.s. and saudi arabia and a large influx of refugees from the surrounding conflicts have added to the crisis . king abdullah met with reporters promising reforms in saying the country must meet its joneses challenges the middle class hope they won't have to pay for how middleburg al-jazeera. turkey in the us say that a plan to withdraw kurdish fighters from the northern syrian city of man bitch and
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strip them of their weapons will begin in ten days the agreement was reached during a meeting on monday between turkey's foreign minister of lute cassio lu and u.s. secretary of state mike pompei o ankara considers the kurdish y p g a terrorist group or washington views it as a key ally in the fight against isis. and artillery strikes by the u.s. and its allies targeted civilians in the syrian city of raka according to an amnesty international report it contradicts claims by the us along with britain and france that they only targeted eisel fighters during the four month siege which ended in october twenty seventh teen hundreds of civilians were killed some in the homes the exact number is unknown because many bodies are still buried under the ruins the report is based on more than one hundred interviews with survivors it says that many strikes were disproportionate or indiscriminate and were potential war crimes american british and french coalition forces carried out tens of
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thousands of air strikes in rucka but u.s. forces accounted for more than ninety percent of them let's get more on this now from on the tele rivera who's a senior crisis response advisor for amnesty international she joins us now from london donna teller good to have you with us. the coalition rather boasted at the time about the precision of its military campaign but amnesty is alleging that it wasn't that precise at all. well precision munitions are only as good as the intelligence and the question really is about the. steps that were taken by the coalition to barry fied those targets because i was in iraq investigating on the ground in looking at sites speaking to survivors in the witnesses and we've come across case after case is of houses full of
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civilians who were bombed and pulverized by coalition forces now with so many occasions having clearly gone wrong there are questions that arise from the choice of munitions but also saw the way in which the targets were verified who was calling in the air strikes how good was the surveillance was the coalition putting in the necessary resources to keep the places under surveillance to establish whether those who were in this houses were civilian families or isis combatants the coalition until now not answered those questions but surely if you're hitting targets in a heavily populated area like rocker there are bound to be some unintended casualties regardless of how precise your munitions are. well i would say two things first of all that on this day international we don't
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have a utopian view of the war in the middle of a city with no civilian casualties we understand that there will be collateral damage however it's a question of degrees it's a question of respecting international humanitarian law and of having to do everything that is possible and that should be done to minimize civilian casualties clearly that was not done first of all the choice of munition very heavy big payloads with very large blast radius which is in the bill way beyond the point of impact there are smaller more precise munitions granted they cost more money and they require more they're more labor intensive to use but that's a choice secondly as well as the air delivered munition coalition forces used a lot of artillery u.s. marines boasted about using thirty thousand artillery shells artillery is
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inherently inaccurate it should never be used in residential areas artillery shells as. the margin of error of all the one hundred meters seoul they are so disproportionate really that's tantamount to indiscriminate attacks ok tortola good still to me thanks to you for being with us that volatile ravello syria crisis response advisor for amnesty international rescuers in guatemala trying to reach remote areas after the four hugo volcano destroyed villages and killed at least sixty five people thousands of others were forced to leave homes al-jazeera as david mercer reports now from suckers a pick. in the village of san miguel is look this there is evidence of destruction everywhere a massive volcanic eruption unleashed a torrent of lava modern ash which engulfed the community. the flow raced down the side of the flag a volcano giving people little time to escape rescue workers struggled to find
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bodies many of which were buried inside their houses. access is very difficult and it's really hot in the places we're trying to dig bodies out of the ash the deeper you dig the more intensely. by morning the scale of the disaster was becoming clear the volcanic mudflows buried entire families this is the epicenter of the slide and it's the focus of the rescue efforts right now rescue workers pouring out across this area going into houses and pulling out bodies in just fifteen minutes we've seen four bodies bowl poll out there's not a lot of hope for survivors. sunday's volcanic eruption shot ashmore than six kilometers into the sky and sent lava streaming down a highway it was the flag of volcanoes most powerful eruption in decades more than three thousand people fled to temporary shelters but while they might be out of
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harm's way the memories still linger oh i wasn't going to be we were all yelling run get out because some people didn't believe what was happening so many people died it was horrible all we have left is what we were able to carry. as president visited the site on monday he promised to release government funds to help with reconstruction. families in the field we met until the early hours of the morning to ensure that all the legalities and agreements are functioning not just to go back to the congress to produce sources and optician with complete transparency but for many of those who survived it's difficult to imagine what it will take to recover the scale of this disaster is simply too great david mercer al-jazeera second the pick is what amala. every day i ask her the same question what's the weather like steph and she always says stormy this time in australia where the
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staff here with the details next then. you face the risk of being thrown in jail a controversial vote in the latest crackdown on refugees by hungary's government. sport rafael nadal stays on course for an eleventh french open title. the weather sponsored by. hello there well it certainly has been stormy for some of us in australia and in fact this is what it looks like just south of perth when you get your thoughts on the beach you know that those winds have been pretty strong so thanks to this weather system that's been pushing its way eastwards and it's given to some very heavy rain as well as those strong winds the worst of the rain has been in the northwestern parts of western australia and there we've had ninety five
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point six millimeters of rain in charge spate that was in a twenty four hour period which is the wettest day we've had on record so very wet here normally you'd only expect about half that in the entire month so really very wet recently still more rain still to come and further south that's where we've had the strongest of the winds to the south of perth and along the south coast the winds have been gusting over one hundred kilometers per hour in places including here where we've had one hundred nine kilometers per hour now those winds along the south coast are finally now just beginning to ease just in the last half an hour also seen the edge taken off them a little bit but this still heavy rain up towards the northwest you can tell from the dark blue colors here on our wednesday child are expecting more heavy downpours throughout the day on wednesday so very wet weather here could give us a problem with flash flooding and then we slowly does that system nudges way northwards there as we head into thursday for adelaide the shout will start on thursday and then we'll see the rain on friday. there was a. time waster. it would remove any vestige
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of doubt on certain manc that israel has come to stay a people dispossessed a state established whatever i was able to do and promised stein members back right the great international peace organization the united nations a momentous event which lies at the heart of ongoing conflict to this day seventy years on al-jazeera tells the history of what palestinians call the catastrophe i'll nakba and monday put it well on i j z the u.s. and british companies have announced the biggest discovery of natural gas in west africa but what to do with these untapped natural resources is already a source of heated debate nothing much has changed they still spend most of their days looking forward to for dr evil dead like this one five years on the syrians still feel battered or even those who managed to escape their country have been
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truly unable to escape the war. it is good to have you with us hello adrian for going to here in doha the top stories on that is. is insisting that it won't back down a year into the blockade imposed by saudi arabia the u.a.e. bahrain and egypt the foreign minister says that his country won't be intimidated by reports of saudi threats of military action if buys a defense system from russia. iran is notifying the u.n. of its plans to accelerate the early stages of uranium enrichment to iran's atomic energy organization said it's begun working on infrastructure of the building
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advanced centrifuges the tons facility at least. sixty five people are now known to have died and hundreds more injured in a volcanic eruption in guatemala temporary shelters been set up for three thousand people who government says that around two million people have been affected. one on the first anniversary of the blockade on castle q wait has been trying to mediate in the gulf crisis for the last year al-jazeera. is in kuwait city and joins us now live from. kuwait where do we stand diplomatically right now in terms of q. weights mediation has it borne fruit at all. well it's a good question in terms of the ultimate aim of this mediation obviously that has still not been achieved in terms of solving this crisis bringing back the unity of the gulf cooperation council however that doesn't mean it hasn't borne fruit
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because initially the challenges that were being represented by the blockade on qatar were a lot greater and as far as the coase are concerned they achieved huge success in the first place in terms of averting this current crisis from becoming merely or we say merely but becoming simply a blockade on qatar and turning it into a military conflict which could very well have been the case of the kuwaitis achieved preventing it from spiraling out of control into some sort of war or invasion that could have taken place however there are yet to find some sort of solution that doesn't mean they haven't stopped as far as the kuwaiti officials are concerned they continue to try and find a solution to this the foreign minister has been visiting several g.c.c. countries in the past couple of weeks the qatari foreign minister himself actually was in kuwait three days ago handing a message from the emir of qatar to his kuwaiti counterparts and the message is entailed an agreement for. maybe the third or fourth time from the to the side to
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sit down unconditionally with the united arab emirates behind to try and negotiate a solution the problem is adrian that the blockading nations of qatar reject that approach that they have such in conditions they want to adhere to before they even discuss a solution obviously as far as star has concerned they view this as an affront to their independence and sovereignty and say it's no way to move forward however the quaids haven't lost faith albeit most of them in terms of public life seem a bit pessimistic at present but they are hopeful what some points may be later down the line they will find a solution the. key here very quickly is that they believe there needs to be some sort of leverage imposed on the blockading nations to force them to come to that leverage however probably won't be found here in kuwait it will be found in washington maybe or one of the european capitals john many thanks indeed shell the
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in kuwait city. hungary's parliament is debating laws that would criminalize those who help undocumented migrants navigate the system it's part of a crackdown on immigration by prime minister viktor orban this right wing government show to hell joins us now live from budapest jonah why does the government feel the need to and acts this new set of laws. adrian quite simply it's the fulfilment of an election promise the prime minister viktor orban here has won three consecutive landslide parliamentary election victories the most recent in april the campaign in that election turned on the warning the message that at the gates of hungary there were hordes of mainly muslim refugees and migrants bent on flooding this country aided by a network of n.g.o.s supported by the. american financier billionaire financier george soros they would subvert not just this country's fundamental christian
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values but also mr all bands own political philosophy ideology he calls it in liberal democracy all of this of course had to be stopped first there was a border built border fence built in two thousand and fifteen and now they're going after those n.g.o.s pro-democracy pro human rights pro rule of law by implication as well anti or ban is my report. where once there was an open border of the european union now there's an electrified fence migrants and refugees still trying to enter europe on welcome in hungary alone slide when in parliamentary elections in april has encouraged prime minister viktor orban and his feet as party to go further despite protests by the e.u. and local activist groups a new law is being debated that would criminalize any supporting clued in legal advice given to asylum seekers who do make it through access to justice and due
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process their fundamental values and this legislation specifically targets that saying asylum seekers shouldn't be helped because if you are. you face the risk of being thrown in jail. i put that to mr all burned spokesman your question implies that the so-called n.g.o.s that are active and operating at the borders book to both sides of the borders or even. it's about migration are humanitarian organizations and feel on topic our finding is that they are actively promoting migration of the borders of europe. but where are these mainly muslim illegal migrants that state run media relentlessly warned during the election campaign would flood hungary and undermine its christian values the advance of victory or ban and his policies has proved unstoppable in three consecutive parliamentary elections meanwhile the advance of muslim migration on this society has been pretty
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comprehensively stopped at what is now hungary's heavily fortified southern border it is as if this new legislation is aimed less actually legal migrants and more at civil society which brings us to the other great fear that stalks hungary's prime minister the billionaire financier george soros and the network of liberal minded n.g.o.s he supports he made it clear what kind of future he thinks of europe he's pro democracy he's probably. right the kind of the moccasin the form of democracy he promotes and his organizations are promoting are very far from real democracy because they rely or would like to relight so-called n.g.o.s that have been founded and financed by the church and the like minded people the new measures being debated are collectively known as the stop soros bill in anticipation of difficult times the soros funded open society foundations announced last week it was pulling
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out of hungary that's a loss to free thinking society but a win for one of europe's most illiberal governments that now looks i'm a salable what's been the response so far. well inside hungary adrian as you might guess those activist groups and n.g.o.s are pretty appalled there's not much they can do about it of course as the ruling party controls two thirds of the parliamentary chamber behind me where the debate is ongoing as we speak they worry of course that it is the thin end of the wedge today it's refugees and migrants tomorrow it's minorities ethnic groups like the roma perhaps freedom of speech and so on outside of hungary human rights groups and the e.u. of course are very concerned because part and parcel of this debate is a constitutional amendment that would make it impossible for hungary ever to accept forced relocation of refugees a centralized quota system and the council of europe and the un's refugee body
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u.n.h.c.r. have warned that this legislation risks inciting xenophobia and also widespread mistrust of civil society and n.g.o.s many thanks indeed al-jazeera is joel there reporting live from budapest. it's a least new government is presenting its plans to parliament where it will face a vote of confidence on whether it can take power prime minister conti is addressing both the upper and lower chambers of the senate and room he's expected to call for a two tiered tax rate basic income for poor italians and for pension reform sounds as you go is in rome she joins us now live so what are we expecting to happen today . currently the prime minister. professor is addressing the upper house the senate giving an outline of what his government for those is to stop this coalition of.
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opposites teams as he's already mentioned to the members there of the senate that what you want to see is a universal. income for poor italians but among the proposals as well for speed. rules will certainly. post changes to european union rules regarding hits and immigration well ok with me to talk more about that a question last best left out that european history at least you have access to. any surprises expected given the amount of drama that we've seen in italian politics in the last week well i would say never say never but according to the numbers that we know about they see nate and also tomorrow at the house of commons . i wouldn't say that any surprise is possible nonetheless there was a certain potential of surprises because as you said we have two very different political forces and nobody expected before could ever form
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a government together but now they have come together this causes of course in both camps also some discomfort and by some of the supporters and maybe especially from the five star movement there might be some deputies who will not support this government anyhow as i said it's most likely because we don't have any public declaration in this sense so ass it seems according to all numbers that we have all the evidence that we have we will not see surprise the majority should be sufficient in both houses today and also tomorrow in the house of commons have given the way the facts. tax and immigration are big issues that what is the other issue that needs to policies up the post that's going to be part of what is the central. mode as it were. well both want basically to return sobering to the italian people that's the big topic and this can be
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a played out but light on many different topic of this especially in the case of immigration as he said. it means that europe should give more systems to italy in this so this field and not leave it alone and sort of. limits in these days have been very much on the fact that italy for the last years has been more or less left alone by the european union and there should be more assistance because italy situation is quite different than the one of most other european countries you mentioned the tax of course the next question is very much discussed in these days. then we have of course a general attitude towards reform and there are many things on the table in this moment we have for example today also a meeting of the un trial ministers and looks and bork and mr selby who is the new interim minister of italy has said that you will go there because the well
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understandable because he is involved in the vote of confidence for his government today but also it is a sign in a certain sense because he said i don't i don't want to collaborate in a simple revision of the dublin agreement we want a completely new agreement ask concerns the migration politics and this is not a way to a collaborate for collaborate and to come in counter to the other european countries but rather as a sign that they will try to confront those countries and be an element of the strobes very yeah very important point peter thank you very much and of course the vote of confidence will be taking place later on this evening it's expected to pass without any major surprises so many thanks are serious sunny very go there live in rome just ahead here on the news in sports this swimmer sets off on a record breaking attempt to cross the world's largest body of war so far right here with the details in a few minutes.


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