for "inside story". the u.n. announces a week-long humanitarian ceasefire in yemen to help the delivery of vital aid. welcome to al jazeera, live from doha. i'm elizabeth puranam. also ahead - greece submits a new debt restraucting plan to -- reconstructing plan to lenders as demonstrators take to the streets. >> former foreign minister saud
al-faisal who held the post for 40 years has died. and a rather productive food hobby. the united nations has brokered a week-long humanitarian truce in yemen. houthi rebels and the government in exile agreed to a ceasefire. it allows aid agencies to deliver assistance to 21 million in desperate need. we have this report. >> reporter: some humanitarian aid trickled in to sanaa. it provides assistance to families forced to fully their home. in contested parts most the access is from the fighters.
>> if they have access. aid agencies plan to stock up on supplies in yemen, including nutritional assistance malnourished children emergency shelters and medical supplies for 2.2 million people, for a month. >> it took a while to reach a brief humanitarian pause. statements make it clear that hostilities are far from over. >> translation: i would like to say this is the last opportunity with the houthis and forces. here they have a chaps. we have acted in order to send
humanitarian aid to people. >> food can finally make it to aden and inland. >> small boats made it through, but the bulk is undelivered. despite the lifting of a blockade un agencies attempting to bring ships to the field. >> one would hope that this ceasefire, lasting a little longer if indeed, it's honoured by all sides. >> the yemen of yemen can hope people can honour the agreement and find ways to end the conflict. >> the u.n. security council is considering asking secretary-general ban ki-moon to launch an investigation into toxic gas attacks in syria, as part of a u.s. proposal due to be discussed next week it is going to destroy the weapons in 2015. the organization found that the
gas has been used as a weapon. >> four hezbollah fighters have been killed near the border of lebanon. there has been intense battles. medical forces say government air strikes killed more than 10. they are trying to cut the last supply line tore syrian rebels from the border with lebanon for the outskirts of the syrian capital damascus. >> reporter: greece has submitted a plan which it hopes is enough to convince creditors to give them a bail out. sunday leaders miss to discuss a proposal and whether it's enough to restart negotiations. well, the plan includes ending attacks. defense spending will be cut by 332 million by 2016. and the solidarity for
pensioners will be phased out by 2019. jonah hull reports from athens. the greek government has met its midnight deadin for the submission of austerity proposals for the euro group, finance minister in brussels which the government hopes will form the basis of negotiations for the next 2 or 3 days, for a third bail out deal to be decided by leaders in brussels. three days lie ahead to determine the future in the eurozone determining whether greece gets the aid it needs to stave off the possibility of financial catastrophe. two key questions, whether the austerity, tack hikes and reforms are deemed adequate for the loans, by a skeptical set of lenders. the second is vital. the question of trust badly
eroded. can the greeks they'll want to know, be taken at their word to implement and carry out promised reforms, which they haven't done in the past. there'll be a vote whether to pass the proposals and give alexis tsipras sa strong hand in negotiations in the vital days ahead. u.s. president obama has expressed condolences to the saudi royal family over the death of the foreign minister of saudi arabia. obama praised saud al-faisal's effort to advance peace. he searched as a senior diplomat. only replaced in april of this year. we have more on his life and career. he was the longest serving foreign minister. his career spanning 40 years. he's seen the world change. global leaders come and go.
he served under four saudi kings. advancing the foreign policy especially after the attacks of 9/11. when 15 out of 19 hijackers were known to be saudi nationals. he was part of the efforts to lessen in the region. including conflict in syria, where saudi arabia has been backing the government of bashar al-assad. as a foreign minister of an important political and economic ally. they are reported to have been liked and reported in diplomatic circles. he was describe as a charismatic leader willing to talk to reporters, and with a sense of humour, he faced health problems. in the last few years, despite suffering from back pain and having various surgeries, he maintained a challenging role. as foreign minister he has been quoted in expressing regret that
a palestinian state never took shape. saud al-faisal's position was subordinate to the king who had the final say. after his death, prince sal manned was the now monarch. he was minister when but within weeks he was replaced pope francis apologised for crimes committed by the church during the conquest of the americas. he is on a tour of south america and arrived in paraguay. our national men editor lucia newman reports. >> reporter: pope francis chose bolivia, latin america's most indigenous nation to issue an apology main waited for.
not only crimes committed against the church but the people. >> reporter: he is seeking to heal wrists against the people and it's spanish concerners. and year of estranged ties. it was not long ago that president morales labelled catholicism assist an distrument of domination. recalls for justice brought church and stayed closer together. wrath lecks from all over -- roman catholics from all over the nation travelled to see and here. >> the pope's blessing is for all of us so we are all united so we are able to work according to all of the pope's messages. >> santa cruz is a strong hold for opposition to the government. >> the expectation we have is to
have a better world. a country with more justice, social justice. so there's no political persecution. >> in bolivia, the pope urged the world not to few pros parties as wealth. it's a message he repeated through his south american tour. in meetings with the clergey and the grassroots organizations. the u.s. government says hackers stole private information of more than 21 million people, larger than thought. the hacking of government computer systems happened in 2014 and early 2015. some blamed china, beijing denied involvement? the confederate flag is coming down in the u.s. state of south
carolina. the state's governor signed a law to remove it from the capital building. many see it as a racist emblem and it follows the murder of nine people at a church in carles ston in june. coming up we investigate the tribal allegiances to south sudan's 18-month conflict - meeting rural men ready to fight when called upon. >> frustrated with a lack of action on climate change canadian provinces make their own plans.
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good to have you with us. i'm elizabeth puranam in doha. these are the top stories on al jazeera. in yemen, houthi rebels and forces of abd-rabbu mansour hadi agreed to a humanitarian truce. the pause will start midnight on friday to allow aid to reach the civilians, the ceasefire lasting for a week until the end of ramadan. greece has submitted a debt restructuring plan to creditors. the new packages including tack hikes and cuts. the e.u. will despite whether there'll be a third the former foreign minister of sued saudi arabia has decide. saud al-faisal served for 40 years and was replaced this year u.s. secretary of state john kerry threatened to walk away
from nuclear talks from iran if tough decisions are not made. they still have a way to go. diplomatic editor james bays has more from the talks in vienna. >> reporter: the six countries meeting to discuss iran, but after intense talks the secretary of state came out to brief the reporters. there were still points of disagreement, he said, and he'd stay for now in vienna. >> we are here, we believe we are making real progress towards a comprehensive deal. as i have said many times, and as i discussed with president obama last night, we are not going to sit at the negotiating table forever. we also recognise that we shouldn't get up and leave
simply because the clock strikes midnight. his iranian counterpart did not come down to meet the press, but when he appeared on the hotel balcony, i tried to get his comment. >> do you think you'll get a deal in the end. >> why would i be here if i didn't think that. >> why would i be here if i didn't think that. earlier optimism about the prospect of an imminent deal had come from russia, where iranian president hassan rouhani is a guest at a summit organised by vladimir putin. his foreign minister is there. one of the key players in the talks. not currently in vienna. >> based on the principle of taking consecutive and mutual decisions, we are now on the verge of reaching not an intermediate, but a final and comprehensive agreement. it is within reach. >> the reason the u.s. and some of its western partners were pushing hard for a deal was because of u.s. legislation.
it says the u.s. congress gets 30 days to examine the deal. as long as it done by july the 9th. that won't happen. so the time congress has to scrutinise a deal doubles to 60 days, another deadline missed as the intense meetings continue in this luxury hotel. libyan security forces describing the oil port say they'll seize tankers approaching without permission. they will not allow oil deals with the rival government in libya, considered piracy. the oil industry has been hit. south sudan's tribal militia, the white army has been actively involved in an 18-month conflict leaving
thousands dead. the civilian force has been fighting government troops along side the rebel sudan people's operation party. catherine wambua-soi met some of them gaining action to the upper mile. -- nile. >> reporter: in times of trouble, the young men are called to the frontline, and the government, since the conflict started. they call themselves the white army. this person was injured in may, fighting in the north. once he gets better he'll return. >> translation: i'm not afraid to go back. when children women are killed i'm not afraid. how can i be afraid. >> reporter: he told his wife others would not join. >> what i like is when we are ready, we run to war. worry not like soldiers standing
in military formations and waiting for orders. >> they mobilize by villages and community leaders. >> no one helps us when we go to war. we go with a gun. when we kill the enemy, we take their gun and go on taking their gun until we defeat them or they us. >> what started out as a political quarrel in juba turned into a law between the two largest tribes. >> many people you talk to tell you they are fighting those they claim are killing them. trying to protect their lives, they are tough, their property - they will not stop until everyone is safe. >> reporter: the militia has opinion accused of human rights abuses. they are trying to integrate
civilian fighters. >> when the incident happened in juba local people organised themselves to defend themselves. they may follow people in the villages, and come and kill people. >> these men are clear, saying they are fighting their enemy, and will not stop until there's a winner on the battlefield. volcanic ash in spon eeshia -- indonesia grounded flying including bali. the ash was over the island. jetstar and virgin australia cancelled afternoon and evening flights on thursday and will run them later if continues improve the shanghai stock exchange opened flat on friday after days of volatility chinese stocks lost more than 3 trillion of their value, many of the people
that lost money are small investors. kamal hyder reports from beijing. >> reporter: early in his career, john worked in silicon valley, he moved to china, seeing more opportunity. he invested in the stock market. in the sharp downturn in the markets, he lost over 100,000 but is nod ready to cash in the stocks. >> where else can i put it. i don't want them kept in the bank, buying house it may not be a good idea. i'll leave it there. a stagnating housing market is a reason there's a surge in stock buying. savings rates are below inflation. growing middle class has view
-- few options where to grow their money. with a surging bull market many jumped in. some say with government enticement. >> the bull market is encouraged by propaganda, in a bull market everyone is happy, the government can raise money selling shares, people are making money. the government can do more with a bull mark. all of this is actually sort of accelerated the market on the way up, and then accelerated, you know, on the way down as well. >> reporter: unlike other developed stock markets. china's main pool of invest juniors are not professionals. the vast majority. 80% of those trading on the stock market are individual investors with little experience. those are the ones that the government is worried about, saying the panic selling added to the slide. over the last couple of days china's government put mechanism in place, and the government is planning to invest as much as 30% of the pension fund system in stocks. it appears to be reluctant to
give up on the bull market just yet. >> still, the market is market, now the market is more mat mature, stronger. there's no hand. it's a single hand can control of the market. it has its own power, logic. it's a lesson for the government. >> this man is not happy about losing money, but characterised the last few weeks as growing pains. >> i make money - okay, i don't give it to anybody else, i take the glory and the credit. it's only fair if i lose or i cannot make as much. i shouldn't blame the government or the citizen. >> reporter: there's no way to know when the current market volatility will end. it's unclear how much more john or his investors might stand to lose.
china's agriculture ministry released a report saying the country would be self-sufficient in food production within a decade, and food quality will be assured. many are aware of government assurances after a string of scandals over the past few years, 13 babies died from contaminated milk in 2004, containing mela mean fertilisers used in plastics. also in 2008, a pesticide was found in dumplings made in china. 2013 the meat industry came under scrutiny. pork was mixed with chemicals and sold as beef. and fox meat was mixed with lamb. expired meet found its way into food served by mcdonald's star backs and burger king. taiwan uncovered the fate of
cutter oil collected from sewer drains and slaughter houses and the philippines government is running test on synthetic rice made from potatos and plastics. some in china are taking matters into their own hand we have this report from an organic farm in beijing. >> reporter: this group of visitors is not touring the usual beijing attractions. they have come to the little donkey farm on the outskirts of the city to learn about organic farming. there's 15 hectares growing vegetables without pesticides or herbicides. visitors are coming to see for themselves. >> translation: the real reason for the farm is food safety has become a problem in china. >> reporter: so serious people are encouraged to do more that buy orgnaic products.
they can lease 30 square meters of land and grow their own vegetables. the farm trains them and provide the crops for them to tend. a government worker visits with her family. >> reporter: when we grow our own vegetables, at least we know it's safer. it's impossible to be worry free, but it is better. >> reporter: at five times the cost of regular vegetables, it is not cheap. this agriculture has become all the rage among the middle classes. >> more organic markets like this are cropping up in cities across china. there's delivery services for those wanting convenience. it's becoming commercial with big businesses investing millions in ecological agriculture. it's not about earning a profit for those tending farms like this. it's about sustainable farming and keeping people in the cities connected to the land, to remind them to take responsibility for the world they live in, and the
one they leave behind and in part 2 of our special food for thought series we have a report from hong kong on how organic farmers are fighting to reduce reliance on fresh produce. saturday here on al jazeera two of canada's biggest provinces made plans to tackle climate change. frustrated with a lack of action ontario and quebec announced an emissions trading scheme with the u.s. state of california daniel lak reports. >> reporter: a warm welcome for the man that helped to start climate change activism former vice president alcore. he's been warning about the impact of green house gas emissions on the global limes,
and calling for new changes. >> the answer to the second question, can we change it is not only yes, and as we change we lift the global economy, and the economy in the states and provinces and cities and regions represented in the meeting. >> the culmination, a policemen signed by officials. dozens are attending. canada a country where they are meeting is not. the federal government send no ministers, no participants at all. >> we'll form the largest cap and trade market. >> reporter: other levels of government are taking action. the governor of california and premiers of ontario and quebec - they are coming together on a carbon trading mark pooling resources and emissions cuts. it's a plea for national and federal authorities to get involved. >> we are not doing enough.
we are taking baby steps, and many countries are not doing that. >> canada helped to negotiate the key oato protocol but shocked the world when it withdrew. the petroleum industry has driven economic growth and been a source of emissions. many say canada is not playing the global role it could to halt climate change. >> my hope is the government of canada will recover the leadership. we need a country like canada going ahead, trying to fix again one of the most demanding, challenging problem we have as a human being in this century. >> reporter: just before the summit thousands protested against what is seen as an inadequate response to climate
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