de gaulle will be operational in the fight against isil from monday. the announcement just over a week after the attacks in paris. the new charles de gaulle is the largest warship in western kr p europe. it can carry 40 planes and helicopters. it is going to be based in the eastern mediterranean fairly close to syria, itself. russia intensifying bombing campaign. war ships over there in the caspian sea targeting lotions further to the west but right across syria. act visits say the russian
strikes, some of the heaviest since 2011 in syria. in an interview with chinese television, the syrian president said the russian strikes had helped to improve the situation in syria and that his troops were advancing, as he put it, on nearly every front. moemdz jamjoom is our correspondent. he sent us this from paris340e7 correspondent. he sent us this from paris. >> overwhelming security measures being put into place by francois hollande according to a new poultry leased in france on sunday, stating 91% of french citizens support the extension of the state of emergency by three months. that was passed just in the last few days. the poll saying 94% of respondents support further border controls. on sunday, it was announced the aircraft-carrier will be in places by monday morning. there will be 26 fighter jets aboard that will be bombing isil targets in syria. >>, of course, in addition to
the 12 french fighter jets already carrying out air raids against isil targets. the u.s. president has been talking out against the fight gis isil. he said he wants russia to focus on isil instead of other armed groups in syria. >> their principle targets have been opposition that threatened assad to fortify the assad regime. >> does not add to our efforts against isil. in some ways, it strengthens it because i see ill is fighting many of those groups that the russians were hitting. >> the united states and turkey working together, we understand, to a 98 kilometer area inside syria, which is currently being controlled by isil. in the last few days, turkey stepped up its assistance for
the syrian opposition trying to drive isil away from northern aleppo. defeating the group will take time. a report from kilis on the border with syria. >> mofita backur has received news her father was killed in what she says was a russian airstrikekur has received news her father was killed in what she says was a russian airstri airstrike. because she doesn't have travel documents, she won't be able to attend the funeral. >> we are suffering a lot. i have been away from my family for two years. i just want to get back and say goodbye. >> mofita is among many syrians who have fled to turkey. musari has been here with his brother and sisters for almost two years. their father was badly hurt in a barrel bomb attack. akmed and his brothers, they drove for 20 hours but because
akmed lost his id he won't be able to cross into syria. >> my father called us and said he would love to see us. his health is deteriorating. as you can see, i won't be able to join him. >> turkey has increased security at its border with syria after several attacks for which the government blames isil. turkey's western alleys have been asking for tighter border controls for some time there are two reasons the u.s. is stemming up pressure to seal off border areas first, from fighters crossing into syria and to ensure isil woent be able to smuggle oil into turkish markets. if that happens, the u.s. hopes isil will lose significant revenues and its influence in the region will diminish. these are syrian rebels on the
move to retake isil territory in aleppo. turkish fighter jets are helping them. issue issian military commanders say more should be done. >> the international coalition is launching airstrikes against isil but airstrikes won't defeat isil. you need to have boots on the ground and the only way is to give the syrian opposition weapons to lead that fit. >> but the u.s. is reluctant to give the rebels advanced weapons, fearing some of them might fall into the hands of groups affiliated with isil or al-qaeda. back at the border crossing, mofita, her family and other syrian refugees like them will have to wait until war comes to an end to reunite with their relatives. hash on the turkish border with syria.
>> russia's increasing involvement in this, another aspects of the conflict in syria. with the 7 yovr policy consultant at the british security council with everything that has been happening in the last week to 10 days with russia's said cooperation with the french, with the west, with the increased number of airstrikes. is isil in any way feeling the pinch? >> it must be. there have been attacks on concentrathsdz, on nodes of communication that they depend uponions, on nodes of communication that they depend up upon. in the short-term, they are feeling the pinch . >> what about terms of gradation? >> i think that's a different ball game. they have a commanding presence in the oil game now in the middle east, and that's giving them the kind of revenues they in the shot to medium term. >> how do you stop that because you stop that, you have pretty much stopped them. >> it means there has to be a willingness on someone's part to do some serious damage to oil infrastructure in the short-term. >> is there?
>> i don't know yet. i am not sure about the answer to that question, but that's the sort of thing that further cooperation between russia and the west and the eu for its economic presence, will have to, you know, that sort of cooperation will be needed for that kind of decision to be made. >> ted, who is buying this? where is the money coming from? >> on the spot market, the kind of discounts that i.s. is offering, anyone quite frankly. at $40 a barrel, who. >> dallas some fairly marginal -- there are some imagine margenail marginal. >> what do you mean by that? >> cooperations, states, countries that can only afford to pay $40 per barrel, african states that don't have the revenue to see pay the full spot price at any given time. >> is there a diplomatic push?
>> i don't think they are focused on that yet. >> that should come. >> that should be part of the process, yes. >> what about something written in the british press, the boots on the ground and we could solve this? boots on the ground and we could solve this pretty quickly. it's not going to be as simple as that obviously. but is there any appetite for putting in any ground forces from anybody? >> from anyone, i think not. i don't think so at this point. i think that would have to change fairly radically for a david cameron, certainly a president obama to want to say, yes, we are going to put boots on the ground. even the french at this point, you know, they are stepping up their military presence but they are offshore. >> we are going to be talking about this later in the program but border controls in europe. in your opinion, will tightening border controls make any difference? the bad guys, if you want to characterize them so much, are they already here? >> i would say their attraction to people who are indigenous to europe at this point who carry the eu pass ports, british passports, is strong. they ha we have seen they have been able
to recruit from disaffected groups already in europe. so to say that we can tighten up the borders and stop the problem is, i think, dreaming. >> already in the barrel. okay. ted, thank you. >> thank you. >> thank you very much indeed. a different perspective. appreciate that. thank you. okay. coming up on the news hour, we will be looking at the iranian court which has given a u.s. journalist an us specified prison term for spying. and questions raise the over europe's borderless zone. we have been mentioning that will after the attacks in paris and the refugee. sport, too, former gold number 1, rory mcilroy setting sights on a multi-million dollar payout. let's pretty happy. doesn't he? ♪ ♪
this is the highest level on the scale between 1 and 4. level 4 means that the danger remains real. also important is to know the level in the rest of belgium remains at a 3. this is a serious level that means that antac is posul. >> paul brennan live for us in brussels. i guess that means the metro is going to stay closed with the start of the working week a few hours away.
>> a major disruption. i think the prime minister felt he had no choice but toker on the side of caulk. on friday, there was a raid in the area of mulenbeck where a cache of firearms was found. we also know from an associate of salah al islam who collected him from paris and drove him back to belgium >> he has told police that he believes that he may have had the explosive vest, suicide interest, if you like, still on him and it may be until possession of explosives. you put that together with the fact they haven't arrested him or made any great headway on arresting any accomplices or additional suspects, and you can see that the risk against infrastructure, strategic sites, the metro schools potentially, the risk was just simply too
great for the prime minister to take. so he's taken the safe course of action. he has decided to keep the metro closed to keep the threat level at alert level 4 and the pressure remains very firmly on the security services who, so far, appear to have made major leagues to produce a breakthrough on this. >> what's the back story on this? this is going to be hearsay. are we looking at one gang, if you like, one terror cell spread out from paris that may still be operating, or is the feeling that these are different cells, different terror cells that could be trying to plant something in bressels or in another european center? >> well, as you map the personali personalities, the people involved in those paris attacks, you can see the links between them from having served time in prison or fought with isil together. on the brussels side of things,
there is a connection with the different of molenbeck. two came from that area. there is a reasonably well established connection between molenbeck and radical islam in the sense that previous attacks, five previous stapingz in the past 18 months have had connections to, to at greater or lesser degree with that area. put that together, and the security services, of course, have to analyze the data that they have and the things that they don't know way , weigh up the risk and come to a decision. they advised the from time to time prime minister to err on the side of call. >> paul brennan in brussels, a city that will stay on the same terror alert for the next few days at least. almost 2 million people until crimeea are without power as pylons carrying electricity from
ukraine were reportedly blown up. a state of emergency declared in the . this incident likely only to heighten the already tension relationship between russia and ukraine. neav barker reports. >> circumstanlated on certainly media, damaged pylons. saying crimeea is cut off. >> a ukrainian flag, ukraine supplies the area with electrici electricity. thousands of homes left without power. at this city hospital, back-up generators were used to keep the lights on and keep vital equipment running. rescue teams have been put on high alert and a state of emergency declared. >> absolutely all services have been fully mobilized. all diesel generators have been
checked. we have 217 in the cities. they are mostly located at social installations, schools, hospitals and kindergartens. with any scenario, these will have electricity >> two of the four pylons on curzon were first damaged odd friday. ukrainian activists including crimean tatars dropped to stop attempts to repair the lines but were pushed back by police. ukrainian officials believe the pylons were blown up. russia hasn't said who it thinks caused the damage. state media reported they had been attacked by ukrainian nationalists. >> if true, the blackout is likely to further increase tensions between russia and ukraine. it's expected to take up to 48 hours for power to be restored. neav barker, al jazeera. >> an israeli woman died in hospital after being stabbed by
a palestinian in the etzion block in the occupied west bank. itsisi security forces shot the attacker dead. in another separately attack, a 16-year-old palestinian girl was shot detective dead by israeli security forces after she tried to stab an israeli near nabolas. >> a civilian shot dead a palestinian near a settlement. the manual attempted to drive his car into israelis. october 16th, '91 palestinians have lost their lives. a court in iran has sentenced an american journalist to the jail, though it hasn't said how long that jail term is going to be. jason, the tehran bureau chief for the washington post was convicted of espionage, spying last month. that will carries a maximum penalty of 20 years. the newspaper called it a sham saying iran has produced no
evidence of any wrongdoing so far. let's bring in douglas from the washington post joining me from washington. if you think all of this has been fabricated, why do you think your man has gone to jail? >> i think jason has gotten caught up in forces far larger than him. he has been a defendant victim of the collision in iran between more moderate fors and conservative ones. >> how did he find himself in that particular position? what was he investigating? >> jason was simply reporting on ramble, really, writing more about the people, the lifestyle, nothing that would have aroused the sensitivities of the iranian authorities in any way. he is operating as an accredited journalist. i really think that jason is a victim here you know, if iran had evidence against jason, it would have produced this by now. it wouldn't be dragging out this case, this verdict, this sentence for many, many months
without ever disclosing what it is they believe jason did. >> you must have an idea why this has happened because there will be many other foreign correspondents in the same condition as him, reporting on what we like to call human interest or is not the politics, not the state of the nuclear program. if they are just doing human interest stories, were do you think he was targeted? >> that really remains a mystery to us and i think to the world, in part because iran has never disclosed any of the evidence against him. jason is a dual iranian/american citizens. >> has made this case difficult because iran will not recognize his u.s. citizenship and is treating him purely as an iranian. jason is not alone in being put behind bars in iran. other iranian journalists have been arrested. he is alone, though, as a foreign correspondent, now detained longer than any foreign correspondent in iranian history, longer even than the
american hostages who were taken in 1979. >> you see, you might have thought, presumably you were hopeful when it appeared that washington and tehran were getting on a little better, that th it might all come to this? >> we certainly would have hoped that at that juncture, in any juncture that iran would have done the right think, shown its humanitarian concern, released jason, given that there is no evidence against him. the fact that there has been no progress toward his release since that nuclear deal was released in july is really desturning. >> what are you going to do about it now? what can you do? >> we can continues to push through all channels, governments, private citizens, the public at large, to demonstrate to tell iran that it needs to do the right thing, that it's time for -- to release jason on humanitarian grounds. you know, it's time for iran's senior leaders to step in.
this case has been stuck in iran's judiciary now for 15 months. this is the moment when ran's senior leaders have the power to overturn a verdict, to issue a pardon, to make this matter go away and resolve it once and for all. >> when we, al jazeera, had our journalists locked up in egypt, we used, as i am sure you are doing at the moment, all diplomatic means available to us. what sort of support are you getting from the state department, from the white house? >> we have gotten good support throughout the u.. the u.s. government made clear its outrage at jaydon's detention. we know secretary of state kerry and other officials have raised the matter at every juncture with the iranians. we do believe that more could be done at the very highest levels of the u.s. government to convey just how serious a matter this is for the united states, for
future relations with iran, and for businesses that may be contemplating doing business with iran in this this in thnew >> you don't know how long he's been sentenced to or what his prison term is. what sort of conditions do you believe he is in now that he's locked up indefinitely? >> jason continues to be in evan prison, a not otherous prison in the center of iran. he continues to be held in a wing controlled by the revolutionary guards where political prisoners, security indications are held. we believe he has a roommate, after having been held in solitary confinement for many months, but it's not good, and his physical and psychological condition real showing the effects. >> douglas, thank you very much indeed. we wish you all of the fluc obtaining the release of your journalist as much as we wished
the same when we had ours locked up. good luck to you. thank you very much. now, the final phase in egypt's parliamentary elections has begun. voter turnout expected to be low. down in parliament, nearly three years after that was dissolved by a court order in 2012. here is rob mathison. >> reporter: egyptian president al sisi casts his ballot in the latest round of parliamentae elections. polling stations in egypt have now opened. am key question now is how many people will cast their votes. during the first round in october, turnout was just under 22%. there are worries the number will be low this time, too, if few believe their vote matters. some voters complain there is little difference between the parties. >> they have joined forces with the current regime. that's my opinion. for me, this parliament is not
something i recognize. it is the return of the n. does p symbols, mubarak's entire regime, the political return once again. >> in 2012, with a turnout of roughly 46%, mohamed morsi and muslim brotherhood's freedom and justice party won but were regarded as free and fair elections. a little over 12 months late, morsi was deposed. the military security support from other parties promise to go hold parliament elections within months. it's taken two years for that to happen. tens of thousands of activists ha are still in jail. dozens are behind bars. media are tightly controlled. several parties are boycotting this latest vote claiming there is little chance for them to play a role in egyptses politics. >> one of the key reasons is a widespread sense of frustration and kind of cynicism that this upcoming parliament will any
serious role. the predominant feeling something the president wants a parliament that's going to support him in all of the decisions he is going to make. >> reporter: sisi has faced criticism. this will vote is unlikely to change the face of egyptian politics. the level of turnout may give some indication as to how many egyptians are behind their president and his policies. rob mathson, al jazeera. the president of mali's been to see some of those people who were injured in friday's attack on a hotel in his country's capitol. 21 people died in the siege at the radson blue it including two stackers. a state of emergency is stim until force in the country. police still searching for suspects. a report from the capital bamaco. >> this is bamaco central market, busy as ever. two days of attack on a luxury hotel that killed dozens of people, most here seem to have moved on. even as the government announces
a 10-day state of emergency. like most traders at the market, his only concern is if the measures will affect our income. >> it's the state of e -- if the state of emergency will bring peace but i hope it won't stop my customers from camming to the market. >> it there hasn't been any extra police presence but the government hopes the emergency security measures will lead to the arrest of suspects on the run and prevent a similar attack. >> the gunmen knew what they were looking for. foreigners and locals, people from 20 countries inside the hotel. at least two major countries are, the gunmen searched for victims before special forces arrived. now, a manhunt is on for three. there are concerns they might strike again. mali has seen such attacks before. the armed group that has taken responsibility for friday's attack also targeted a pub
frequented by foreigners in march. in august, another he hotel was attacked. in both cases, people were killed. mali's history with states of emergency is raising concerns for some. >> if i remember, there were three states of emergency in the past, and on each occasion, it was the civil noopings suffered the most. >> in malians will be watch to go see whether this will be another year of peace or period of uncertainty. for now, thinks back to normal on the streets of the capital. al jazeera. bamaco. >> you are watching the newshour. this coming up. the people in argentina voting once again but it is the first ever run-off there has been as they run a new president. >> i am harrah mutasa in kenya. keep watching. wait until you see what all of this is going to be turned in to. >> we have the sport in one of grease 's fwault clubs.
kirs since kirschner came to power. >> they feel as though they have benefit from the time in offense. tell us how their lives have improved and indeed where the support comes from. >> well, since the government came to power, they have implemented dozens of social programs to help the poor since argentina started recovering from the economic problems in 2001. since kirnling ner came to pour in 2003, social platforms have been implemented to help the poor. let's not forget poverties rates in argentina were about 60%. it's hard to know now: they are saying around 7%.
a movement. >> greece, macedonia is the capital fenced itself off. even more liberal. all of this is calling into what the europeans say it is oarerred. >>. >> it might be as when with the soviet union and academics were writing books called the end of history, a source of boring but safe state of affairs in which there was nothing. they were a thing of the past. long time ago, that now feels the question is whether a europe without borders security check is a good idea in such a violent
>> that. >> here, it will be. disintegration will be led by it so they will impose a new rule. >> the real dooms day scenario is the eu. potentially a collapse of free trade movements, the unpicking of wounds between countries which two generations ago were at war. >> really would be a victory for isil. laurence lee, al jazeera in slovenia. >> we are talking to the policy analysts over europe's think tank, an advisor of reform. apart from the fact that we have less officials to, now, spain,
france without so much as -- it makes my life easier in some respects. what is the benefit? >> i think i should say the main benefit is it makes people's lives a little easier when they are crossing borders. so, i think the main, in that sense, the advantage aroff often over soldier. a lot of reasons people support it is it isa intelgration. a lot of people don't want to lose it. >> if it goes, what difference would it make? >> well, because fits the u.k. is not in shangen but we have a commit others can come over here. aside from a slightly more practical problem the prices might be a bit more cumbersome and the actual the actual word.
were home-grown. so, okay. it's controls to stop them as well. >> they could have stopped some of them could have been eased. perhaps some of them could have been eased. france and belgium, they went through. >> indeed, the problem is one of intelligence sharing. even if you actually have border controls, you need to know who you are looking for and what you are looking for. it's only part of the solution has to be better intelligence. >> what do you make of what lauren referred to in his story? >> this is an interesting idea. you actually have people coming out saying we should check in back and actually have a mini
one and belgium, luxembourg and austria. it's essentially for the time being. kind of granted. >> get rid of it or change it which is fundamental of european integration and european integration, do you hold to that argument? >> i think it would. i wouldn't oversell it. we can still have the free movement of people and goods without even with national border checks as obviously the case of the uk demonstrate but it would be politically, it would be very significant because then people will be responsible to the crisis.
export more if trade barriers can be removed. and anthony tan has become to trade beyond malacia. he has been downloaded by 4 million customers. it has taken 27 years of negotiations to get this far. >> i think it will move forward slowly and correct to do so. that's the reason it hasn't faced the problems the eu has faced. as governments keep the goal in mind, keep making it into a real single market. >> ascean is in no rush. the steady, cautious approach has been a defendant strong point in a world of turbulent global finances. kuala lumpur. >> we are going to see a
a breather. let's watch the sport. >> thank you. the security situation in europe has largely been felt by the football community. it is in great britain. andy murray is expected to travel on monday. the city is sixty kilometers from brussels on highest level of alert. the international tennis federation said it's greatly concerned by the terror alert but the final will go ahead. jacques jockey taking on federer to the season ending atp world tour 9 london, they end the first set. djokovic leading 5-3 to serb winning the title for a fourth straight year. federer will take the world number 2 ranky of andy murray.
>> the future of one of greece's most high profile clubs is in question after the athens darby was called off. scuffles inside and outside the stadium between the match which was postponed before kickoff. the players were injured during violence. the chairman threatened to resign but agreed on sunday to stay on after an emergency board meeting. to protest against violence in tulle and said they will keep to discussing whether to leave the league. violence in greece. the footballdark, fan violence in greece has been recorded since the 1930s. the biggest rivalry has been that one known as the darby of the eternal enemies. >> in 2004, greek police banned fans from attending.
it hasn't stopped the trouble n february, the athens darby was aborted due to a pitch invasion. the league was suspended to clamp down on holligans. in athens, on saturday, give us a sense of how it feels seeing the chaos in front of you and also explain briefly why the violence is such a big problem if greek football. >> well, the -- i think that a lot of tensions within greek society find some fertile soil in football and, hence, the violence breaks out regularly, particularly in the last few decades and another source of fuel of the violence is, it doesn't necessarily generate it, but it certainly helps fuel the violence, isy widespread corruption in greek football, all of the understanding that the, the perception of widespread perception in greek
football. now, on saturday, there were a few players that fell on the to the pitch. and then they went back in and then for the next two hours, there was relative peace. at the end of the two hour period, the official decided to call the match off which sparked widespread violence. literally speaking, the match was abandoned, as i said, there was no violence on the ground, when violence broke out and all hell broke loose after the referee decided to call it off. >> why is the club considering leaving the league then? firstly, the club's inability to control those few fans that have that strong tendency to
violence. the management has made efforts, we understand, to persuade all fans to be as peaceful as possible. and has failed in that that's one point. the second point is the club's inability to secure equal footing in greek football by accompanying the widespread corruption because there is -- there are quite a few judicial inquiries underway about corruption in greek football including the charge including charges of running a criminal organization, match fixing and so on and so forth. now, they feel they are the victim of that situation and they have to combat this. they have not managed to do that successfully so far, and so there is a general disappointment and disillusionment with fans. >> we are going to have to leave
there. thank you very much for your insight. pandis, thank you very much for your time. rory mcilroy has finished as europe's number of one walker. andy sullivan, the one shot mcilroy by the 15th hole. by the 17th, the other two-shot lead. disaster stuck with that tee shot. a brilliant putt allowing him to stay a shot clear into their final hole. he negotiated that without any alarm to finish a final round of 66 at 21 under overall. tops the european money list for the third time in two years, pocketing 2 and a half million dollar for the honor [applause.] >> this long distance athletes of all time, the last competitive race, salasi bowed
out after a neil three-decade long career. he did so. he founded the great either open an drum, around 40,000 runners turned up for the 15th edition of the 'til 10 kilometer race. he has two olympic titles under his belt. the 42-year-old is an 8th time world champion. he runs barefoot with his family waiting at the finish line there. nice way to bow out. >> that's your sport. thank you for watching, inspector david in london. >> my pleasure, robin. thank you very much indeed for doing it. you watch the al jazeera newshour. you can always catch up with all of the news on our website. there, we have the news that the lockdown in belgium, the high terror alert is going to be extended for the foreseeable future. aljazeera.com. that's it for me and the newshour team. you have felicity barr for company next.
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belgian to stay on a high state of alert-- belgium - schools and shops will remain closed on monday after warning of an imminent attack. you're watching al jazeera live from london. also coming up stepping up the fight against i.s.i.l. france prepares to launch strikes from an aircraft carrier in the mediterranean. the candidates for change versus the candidate for continuity. the presidency for the