>> this is al jazeera f. >> welcome to the news hour. in doha. coming up in the next 60 minutes, election results are in for tunisia. declared the win are of the presidential runoff ballot. afghans saying the government is not doing enough to keep the taliban out of their towns. confident oil price will rebound soon, despite a steep fall over
the last six months. controversy among lawmakers. fcts'pakistan apt government any are fighting on two -- pakistan's government and army are fighting on two fronts. after a de facto ban on executions was lifted, this comes in the wake of a school massacre in peshawar, most of them children. kamal hyder has the story. >> the government was certain it would carry out the executions
after 55 on death row, anticipation that those executions will be carried out despite the fact of the taliban, pakistan, and another interesting development protesters who have been gathering outside the red mosque,ing also supporting some elements among pakistan who were against people of the country has continued outside the red mosque. although the protest has contained, the momentum is still on. there is a demand by the people here among civil society that they should reclaim their mosque but on the other hand, the tarika taliban splinter group spokesman issued a direct threat to those protesters, saying they will be responsible for consequences. battles between the taliban and afghan forces are on the
rise in afghanistan. northeastern kuna frofns and in. jennifer glas reports. glasse reports. >> reporter: villagers say they have no choice but to fight for themselves. >> it's a door to afghanistan, if the door isn't locked anyone can get in. >> reporter: afghan forces have failed to drive the forces out of the area. people are impatient with the government. >> if they are not going to help us we will meet the taliban and make a deal with them then the taliban will control this area. >> reporter: about 300 kilometers away in gasne
province, here too, the taliban is causing trouble. gls. >> the security situation is very bad here. there are a lot of taliban. they come from three other districts, they continue to control areas and cause a lot of damage. >> despite the police presence people here are worried. whole rose of shops are abandoned. road side bombs are a frequent threat along the highway. the nato withdrawal is almost complete. only 13,000 nato troops will stay in afghanistan to prop up the government forces, standing up to a resurge ent taliban. jennifer glasse, al jazeera? kabul. l. >> winner of the tunisian government election, 56% of the vote in sunday's runoff. interim president lost with around 44% of the vote. less than 60% of the population
voted but it is the first time that the vote was independent since 1956. jamal, fighting has broken out in the south, an area that is known to have backed his rival, marzu conference calli. is offices have been the targets of arson attack as well. are we about to see tunisia's peaceful transition become violent? >> all the political parties that have spoken out is that it will not turn violent. there have been those incidents so far, if we're to look at it from a national perspective they are isolated incidents, although some violence has broken out, in the city of katawin and hanas as
well. the idea behind the discourse that is being portrayed among several, didn't have a candidate in the election like for example the islamist party, they say that all tunisians should celebrate these results, should essentially take pride they should say for setting an example to the arab world, part of arab spring who have now become em embroiled in the violence. an example in the road towards democracy. >> now that is isipsi has won what is his priority? >> well, the main priority would be to try and unify tunisian society. this has been a very decisive post-revolutionary period. the more polarized the population has become, so he
will have a tough task in trying to unify them. but he does have an opportunity because his party has a work majority in the parliament. and if they're able to form some sort of a coalition government or at least maybe technocratic government, that enjoys broad support from the opposition that would go a long way in terms of easing the tensions on the streets. practically speaking as well, he has a main priority, to focus on the economy and the unemployment. the economy has suffered, while it's doing much better than egypt, say, it's not where it was at its peak, five, six years ago. young people are a significant percentage of the population. these are things he will encounter as he takes is office. >> jamal al shaya in tunis.
>> ing fierc >> fierce battles are underway, mohamed ado is in erbil. safe resistance the kurdish force he are trying to retake a strategic town from i.s.i.l, seized in august of this year and they are supported by ethnic yazidi fighters as well as kurdish from syria and turkey. this trown is strategi town is n by the kurdish forces, will have meant they regained the majority of the territory they lost to i.s.i.l, able to cut the highway
between mosul and syria a life line for i.s.i.l. forces in mosul because this road is a vital supply line for them. the fighting for sinjar is also giving relief to ethnic yazidi people who have either fled from their homes in sinjar and the nearby town of zuma as well as thousands of others who are strastranded on top of sinjar mountain. struggling to cope, more than 3 million people have fled syria since the outbreak of the war in 2011. kim vanel reports. you. >> reporter: new life in uruguay is difficult. their days in this modest home are long and taxing and the memories of what they've left are still front of mind. >> translator: my father and
mother are still there in syria. this makes me very sad. i miss them so much. we are in different places with different languages. we feel the pain of alienation from our country. feelings in syria are much different. that's why i'm sad. >> reporter: husband ahmad has found a job washing cars. it's enough to survive but only just. a place vastly different from where they call home. >> translator: language is a big problem here. we don't know how to communicate. everything is difficult. >> the alobeds are among the first to be resettled in south america. when they arrived in september a small but enthusiastic group of locals were ready to welcome them. the husband and wife say that welcoming attitude is still present but it's limited how much help it can give.
running an islamic centers in the southwest says the country could do more. >> uruguay is not europe. uruguay is a small country. but uruguay does have a lot of resources. the country helps the refugees but not as much as given to refugees in europe. >> repte europe. >> reporter: the u.n. says by the end of 2015, more than 4 million syrians will be refugees in countries surrounding the war torn makes including turkey and lebanon. humanitarian organizations want the rest of the world to admit at least 5% for resettlement. uruguay, the alobeds say should be thanked when faced with such desperation. kim vanel, al jazeera. >> the u.n. is going to discuss human rights violations, says the u.s. and its allies are using the human rights issue as a weapon to try an overthrow the
country's leadership. let's go to cristian saloomey chris tinkristin, talk about th. >> this is the first time that the world's most powerful international body is taking up the issue of north korea's human rights effort and this is coming on the heels of a report that was conducted by the united nations and compared abuses in north korea to nazi era germany, prison camps which now house more than 200,000 people including children, talks about government policies that have led to mass starvation, torture, lack of due process. arbitrary arrest, no independent media. the list goes on and on of abuses that north korea is accused of. now, of course, this review much
nortreview ofnorth korea's abusa time when united states is in tense times with north korea, u.s. has accused north korea of hacking into sony pictures, a movie that depicts the assassination offing ki of egg m jong-un. kim jong-un. >> no doubt that will heighten tensions even more. kristin, what is expected to come out of this meeting of this review of north korea's human rights record? >> well, we don't expect any formal action on the part of the security council even though the
general assembly. we don't expect that to happen because we would expect china and perhaps russia to veto such a move. they say that the council is not the place to be discussing human rights because that is not a threat to international peace and security. but we do expect that this will be as i said an airing of dirty laundry on the international stage. it will be embarrassing for north korea. they are not expected to take part. they have made threats after the vote that was taken by the general assembly, they have made direct threats against the united states after the attack and accusation of hacking. we expect more threats to come out of the meeting later today. >> kristin saloomey report for us from new york. al jazeera continues to demand our journalists who have
been impru imprisoned for 359 d, peter greste, are mohamed fahmy and baher mohamed are all appealing against their convictions. much more to come on this news hour. find out why senegal is building a new airport terminal to help fight west africa's ebola outbreak and airbus delivers its first a-350 passengers plane. the opec is right to continue its current oil output. they are confident the prices will recover soon. erica wood reports from a conference of oil exporters in
abu dhabi. >> all over the middle east and north africa gatherat a time when oil prices took a dive, hitting their national budgets hazard. saudi arabia and united arab emirates, reducing opec's output wouldn't help. >> it is a lot of surplus in the market. and so therefore, the supply is much, much greater than the demand. so i think the approach by opec is a very wise one. >> exporters from opec represent only 40% of the world's oil production. saudi arabia and united arab emirates ministers, say they lack coordination and are acting irresponsibly. two of the biggest oil producers are not members of opec, the united states and russia. but a refusal of opec to drop its supply of around 30 million
barrels a day could hurt other economies, even those in the block. iraq is one that's been hit hard, trying to fight against the islamic state of iraq and the levant. >> when you reduce your income it will affect, this is negative side of it. but the positive side of it that we are reducing a lot of unnecessary costs. >> another positive says abdul mahdi, following the kurdish reefnlg government. >> so kirkuk is beining functioning once again. >> millions in energy cost because diesel and oil is cheaper to import. >> we saved for the last four months is about 45 million. >> but he warns it is only a short term gain, he's worried
the long term foreign investment in his country by the big producers like saudi and united arab emirates is difficult to predict. many economists are saying it could take months for prices to recover. >> let's go to erica wood now. saudi arabia and uae are confident of opec's action he but just how low are they expecting pricings to get? >> reporter: well, depends entirely who you talk to. if you talk to the arab ministers they are very positive about the whole market. but of course much of the oil industry is based on speculation. if you speak positively about the market one would hope you would get positive results in the markets the other end. hasn't really happened yet. there's certainly been no rebound when you are looking at
the print oil prices. economists are slightly more pessimistic. many of them are saying it's taken six months to get to this point. around june it was $111 a barrel, if you are talking about brent, and now 60, $61e $61 a b. and it's the governments that rely very, very heavily on oil revenues for them to keep their countries going. it means a lot less investment, means the down grading of what they are able to invest in in the coming year. >> all right, acrea than erica l the time we have. erica wood speaking to us from abu dhabi. in france airbus has handed over its first a-350 to qatar airways. cutting fuel consumption by a quarter. airbus invested $15 million to
adapt the plane. we don't have ca ca mal. kamal e on. the world health organization says more than 7,000 people have died since the ebola outbreak in march. the total affected has reached 19,000. the vast majorities of infections and deaths have occurred in liberia, sierra leone and g guinea. now it's allowing the united nations to use the country as a base to supply aid to affected states. a new airport terminal is being built for planes carrying humanitarian relief. from dakot daka, is the report.
>> works in logistics, he'll spend the next six months without physical contact, constantly checking his health. >> we don't do anything, we understand how the situation has to be implemented to protect ourselves and to protect others. >> reporter: more than 7,000 people have died from ebola and the virus continues to spread. traveling to treat the sick is dangerous and difficult. >> we have told senegalese that we will not allow them to travel. >> there were conditions to this humanitarian corridor.
one of the requests from the senegalese government, was to build an airport terminal specifically built for ebola response. this was something the united nations had never been done before until now. it's called terminal h for humanitarian. it's where goods for building hospitals and ebola drugs will tran it. transit. construction is supposed to nend latendin january. we now have military cargo support from the french, germans and americans. is. >> reporter: americans. >> reporter: hundreds have set up camp, they suffer from a shortage of staff. more than 19,000 people have been infected by the virus, many medical and aid workers.
confronting ebola is a dangerous job. not enough are willing to face the challenge. dacaa. >> deadly attacks at least 20 people were killed in a bomb attack at a bus station in gombe. and on sunday boko haram fighters were accused of setting fire to buildings and police stations. ahmad ichis has this report. >> two previous attacks have happened before in the last two months and there were several attempts ocause maximum damage in bus station in the state. now the attack in gombe followed the one that was plawmped on the town of godom. a convoy of 15 vehicles approached the town from the eastern part of the town, then
the fighters were deployed to various locations, including that of the police and the military. the prison in the town as well as government offices and buildings inside the town of ga gadam. now, yobe state like bourno state, suspected boko haram fighters, remember several schools have been targeted this year by boko haram in the state of yobe killing dozens of students. now security forces have been deployed in large areas to try oprotect more citizens but apparently the nigerian government has said it is doing what it can to protect its citizens but apparently that is not enough. as boko haram continues to target various towns and villages. >> memorials have been held for
two policemen shot and killed in new york. reconciliation after months of protest for police actions inning missouri around new york state. >> people across brooklyn took part in the memorial for the two murdered police officers. >> not all is bad, they have children, families. >> this has got to stop. >> a man shots wenjian liu and rafael ramos. he seemed to be are inspired by the shooting of two unarmed black men, eric garner and michael brown. but the shooter did not speak for their cause. >> standing here in sorrow, about losing those two police officers. that was definitely not our agenda. we are going in peace.
>> police are on the defensive facing allegations of excessive force and now reeling from the death of two of their own, now they say the force is in the state of war. the marsh who murdered the officers had a criminal record and was mentally unstable. ismaaiyl brinsley shot his girlfriend and later killed himself. >> anger dependence the government. there is one where he burned the flag and made some statements. there are others with talks of anger at the police. he specifically mentions michael brown and eric garner. >> reporter: there have been many protests against police brutality since their deaths. politicians have come out in support of the movement. that means the mayor of new york is partly to blame for killing of the officers. >> we tried to warn it must not go on, it cannot be tolerated,
that blood on the hands starts on the steps of city hall in the office of the mayor. >> but those who came to mourn the new york policeman's death made it clear they stand for peace. >> i hope and pray that we can reflect on this tragic loss of lives that have secure occur son move forward and find an amicable path through peaceful co-existence. >> many say the blame game isn't helping and it's time for the violence to stop. caroline malone, al jazeera. >> still ahead on al jazeera, india's prime minister is accused of not doing enough. and a member of spain's royal family is under the spotlight under a corruption probe. but staying out of his way, lebron james heaps more misery
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>> welcome back. a reminder now of the top stories on al jazeera. beji caid essebbsi has won the election in tunisia. after lifting a freeze on the death penalty, four men were executed on sunday. it follows a school massacre in pescpeshawar last week. 20 people were killed add a bomb attack in gombe and on gadam on sunday government is locations and police stations were set on fire forcing residents to flee. government agencies in bangladesh are accused much failing to clean up oil spill
around the world's largest mangrove forest. people's lives are at risk. >> as soon as the spill happened, he was out on his boat scooping up the oil. the fisherman felt he needed to move fast. he knew as the oil spread i.t. wouli.t.itwould kill more marinn the area. >> i have been collecting for about eight hours now. if we weren't collected it there would be more dead fish more dead crabs. i can sell the soil and that is good. >> fishermen were are provide money for the cleanup, by the time the cleanup effort was in full swing, the oil had spread over thousands of kilometers. the debris that's washing up on these shores, can you see that the oil has already -- you can
see that the oil has already covered up these mangrove roots. keeping together the land mass, and the long term impact of this damage could be devastating to the rain forest. the government effort has been widely criticized. instead of using expert help and modern cleaning techniques many workers were seen simply covering up the oil with mud. images like these have left many people across the country furious about the lack of preparation. the government insists it's doing the best it can in an emergency it has never had to face before. but the tankers since 2004, the protesters say that should have been enough time for government to come up with a disaster response plan. >> translator: as soon as the spill happened, the government should have sat down with
experts and come up with a strategy. then taken action straight away instead of taking as long as it did. >> the protesters are angry with the government for not providing them with protective gear. doesn't have the luxury of complaining. for people like him who live and work there, it is either clean up or ship out. mayar safar al jazeera. >> the indian parliament has been shut down, from new delhi, carishma villas reports. >> priests converted 30 christians to hinduism. the latest push aimed at
christians. >> today there are only 1 billion hindus in the country. just 82% of the total population. we won't let that percentage fall to 42%. we won't rest until we have turned that 82% to 100%. >> reporter: opposition politicians protested in parliament. they accuse some hindu hard liners in the bjp government in defending the religious conversions and they demanded that are prime minister narendra modi back them. >> the bjp take part because their belief in the conversion. they're.
>> bjp leaders say they're willing to introduce a bill that would ban forced religious >> translator: but some analysts say any such law would be unconstitutional. >> how does the state concern itself with this, what people are doing at home in their privacy? it's their business. so i think basically it would infringe fundamental rights if challengeable in court. >> despite facing heavy criticism right wing hindu groups are planning more conversion this week. threatens to derail the government's political agenda. two days remaining in this parliamentary session to pass important economic prorms insteareforms.instead, they fi s embloild.
embroiled. >> joining us in washington, d.c, thank you ma'am for being with us. just explain to us what is actually at the heart of these forced or reported forbesed ford conversions? yes are theying happening? >> why, in my opinion to assert power. i don't think it has anything to do with religion or faith. india is a secular republic, article 15 prohibits discrimination on grounds of religion, caste or sex. article 6 gives every religion to maintain institutions for religious and charitable purposes and every citizen has the right, freedom of conscience
and the right to express belief and propagate his religion. >> so when you say, it's about politics explain to us what do you actually mean by politics? is this conflict between the political parties? >> yes. i think it is, not only a conflict between political parties, that is between the secular parties on the one hand, and the right wing hindu parties on the other hand, but i think it is a struggle for power within the bjp. because prime minister modi has been quite firm in asserting the government of all indians, irrespective of religion, when he said safka, all indians are
entitled to the same right and development but the right wing -- >> let me take up the issue of the prime minister modi, right wing groups tar close to prime minister modi's own party. we also know that modi is a pious hindu. >> i think a lot of the community wish he would not be so lard line. not to indulge in controversial and provocative statements. but again this is my personal opinion and i live very far away now, is that unless he clamps down on the extremists within his own party, his whole economic and political agenda will be thrown off course. my friends who may happen to be
devout hin due hindus have no te for this kind of conversion which goes contrary to the entire spirit of culture which you mean hindu, hindu means the people who live beyond the indus river. the british gave it a religious connotation. by definition hindu, you can believe in anything. you don't have to believe -- >> i'm afraid we are running out of time. thank you so very much for your insight. to germany now where protesters are taking part in an antiislam really in the city of dresden. organized by a group called
pegida. nick spicer is live. nick what has sparked the rallies and what do these demonstrators actually hope to achieve? >> well, it's almost anyone's guess as to are what has actually sparked the rallie rallies, the leader is lutz bagman, fired the minds in many in dresden, especially here with the idea that germany is somehow being islamicif -- islamified. that the press is full of liars, so it is an anti-establishment movement to a point, that the policy of the federal government is failing. if you wander out in the crowd
and listen, they feel that germany is preparing against russia, the war must be averted. what seems to unite them all is that their voices are not being heard by the political establishment. >> nick what has been the general public's reaction to the rallies? >> well, there have been counter-demonstrations every time pegida takes hold, they say refugees are welcome here, it is important to underline that many germans are shocked by the ant antigovernment direction given germany's past. wrong footed concerning the emergence of the movement. some parties, leaders say a dialogue needs to be established with the people who are joining
this movement. it is not a political party, it appears to be just a movement, others say it should be shunned outright because of their discourse, because of the things they're saying, because of the very notion in the title that germany is somehow being islamified. others are saying that what they're doing is simply unacceptable, notably, chancellor angela merkel, saying that freedom of assembly is guaranteed in germany, but islamaphobia and dea znophobeops unacceptable in germany. >> nick spicer, thank you. >> this is a gift which i
received from my friend saddam hussein. >> he is one of the last political strong men of yugoslavia's civil wars. now after being temporarily released by the hague tribunal, he is back at work. >> translator: in the last 12 years, the hague tribunal failed to prove any link between me and any ra tro atrocities. >> he is accused by thawing of the persecution of non-serbs, murder and torture. the return of seshel, there are those here who are concerned that membership in the european union will lead to a loss of sovereignty, and hugely damaging for serbia's close ties with russia. he has played no secret of his
desire to create a pan-ashrafslc region. national anthem, ring tone of choice. >> translator: all of our traditional enemies are eu members. russia is our traditional friend and ally. eu countries bombs us in 1999. they grabbed kosovo from us. russia throughout history has never attacked us. >> reporter: from the start obstacles and delays have upset seshel's trial. caused by the hague itself. forced the replacement of one of the presiding judges setting the verdict back by months. serbian prosecutors accused the hague of being irresponsible. >> after all the court proceedings were finished and as they were reaching an agreement on the verdict the entire
process was returned to square 1. this is unacceptable. >> reporter: a you in verdict is expected sometime next year but seshel says he will not return. >> no, never. if they arrest me, and bring me to the hague, what i could do? >> reporter: while seshel remains in serbia his influence continues to grow. this is seshel and a recent nationalist rally. return of one of the most unrepentant nationalists. neve barker, al jazeera, belgrade. >> spain's princess cristina will be tried in march.
>> spain's princess cristina, the king's sister has been indicted by a judge to face trial. she could be convict -- could be jailed if she is convicted of tax fraud. her husband a former olympic medalist. he is accused of embezzling $8 billion in public money. he was already due to go on trial. his wife expecting just a fine. now they will face charges together and she will become the first member of the royal family to appear in court since the monarchy was restored 40 years ago. >> translator: we have to remember that one is innocent until proven guilty. justice will resolve this. what we ask is that she gets a fair trial and that the law is respected. >> the presiding judge seen here earlier this year adamant that the royal family is seen to be
fully accountable before the people of spain. and these are people who are increasingly unhappy with the royals. the image of former king juan los was already suffering. spaniards, struggling, when pictures emerged of hu him on an elephant safari. more than 60% of people wanted him to abdicate which he did earlier this year. seeking to get the investigation dismissed. that will not happen now. this princess will have her day in court and the cameras and most of spain will be watching intently. phil lavelle, al jazeera. >> lots more to come in al jazeera, robin will be here in
>> got breaking news that's just come in to al jazeera. it's been reported that there's been a bomb blast in northeastern nigeria. it's happened in the northeastern city of bouci, it's also reported that there's a stampede. more details as they become available. for now though it's time for sports and robin. >> thank you, the first
competitive football match, in the qatari capital of doha. the super-copper as it's more popularly known, syria teams uventis and napoli. putting them ahead in the fifth minute, 20 minutes into the second half now 1-nil the score there. chelsea put three points between themselves and man city. the table toppers have lost only one out of 25 games this season, record they've had so far, stoke city clash, first of four premier games they play over the 11 day period, key to win four matches in a row. >> if you do a few adequate ad s
in a row, i can't take in two competitions at the same time. i can only think one at a time. and now it's only the premier league for the next few weeks. >> the spanish league season has concluded for 2014 and champions athletica pla dridathletica mads past their opponents, completed the 4-1 win. keeps athletica in position to defend their position, four points between leaders reel madrid, and three behind bors lonbarcelona. on the third of jan playing. a family spokesman for mohamed
ali, excess the poxg champion has improve -- the boxing champs been improving. ali also suffers from parkinson's disease. former, intafnt, already harsebastian, joiningferrari, ss dreamed about since his childhood days. >> i remember being here as a little child trying to look over the fence so to be here officially as part of the scene felt fantastic. the possibilities to drive a car get to know the team yeah, was a unique experience. obviously it is a very different
color for me, everything is dressed in red everything is red but something certainly. >> lebron james says his cleveland cavaliers are still learning how to play with each other. second graham after his return from the miami heat in the off-season. memphis grizzlies, 105 to 91 point victory. the cavaliers have won eight of their past nine home games to win one game -- move one game ahead of their nearest rival. >> texas a&m team, part of a major refurbishment process that will update fatalities and decrease seating capacity though, around 4,000 to a mere
102,000. the project is being largely funded by private donations. all of the nation's biggest stories are updated on our website, aljazeera.com/sport. that's all for now. thanks a lot for watching. >> robin thank you very much. the deployment break through between the united states and cuba, hope the relationship will bring more opportunities but the future of mistrust have left their mark. gabrielle allesandro reports. >> on a side street in havana, kids being kids, not a worry in the world. lewis and fabio wait for their channels to play. -- their chance to play. even at their tender age, promise of better relations with
the united states. >> translator: without this blockade we wouldn't have to bring everything from china. maybe our school lunches will be better, everything will be modernized. >> most don't have internet at home. he hopes that's different so he can do things others take for granted. >> i think things will be different, connecting, sending e-mails like to my father who has been living in the u.s. for the past months. >> reporter: cuba is a country where the big decisions have been made by the big leaders, fidel and now raul, in his 80s. slaipped cuba into -- shaped cuba into what it is today. nonhistorical context of where the country's been. they could gain the most in the long term with the new relationship with the united
states especially if the blockade is completely lifted. even so, they will be the first generation growing up in a new cuba. >> if they decide to stay. but for kids it's not a political statement just a fashion trend at the moment but it's now more symbolic than ever of the decision to leave or st stay. >> translator: sure, one wants to live in the united states because it's better for my future. >> translator: i want to visit the u.s. but i still want to continue to live here in cuba. >> reporter: as the sunsets on the famous city boardwalk, catching the afternoon sun, even the youngest knows their country is moving into unchartered waters. >> we've got a full bulletin of