>> this is al jazeera. >> hello there i'm barbara serra. this is the newshour live from london. coming up on the program. french jets target i.s.i.l. for the first time in iraq, francois hollande has discussion with david cameron. the ceasefire deal between two tribes in libya which may allow hundreds of thousands of displaced people to return home.
freash frofresh from celebratinw victim trivictory, argentina's w president gets down the business. >> i'm robin from doha. search year bans from football. >> france has launched its first air strikes against i.s.i.l. targets in iraq from its charles de gaulle aircraft carrier. a coalition of western countries to fight the islamic state of iraq and the levant. with this in mind he started the week by visiting the bataclan club with the british prime minister david cameron. 89 concert goers were killed there in the paris attacks ten days ago.
next hollande travels to washington where he's due to meet barack obama on tuesday. then to paris to meet angela merkel then to moscow to meet vladimir putin. this as the belgian capital is covered with thousands of police and military. andrew simmons reports. >> the charles de gaulle aircraft carrier. bombs loaded, defense ministry spokesman said the first actions were in iraq. francois hollande meeting u.k. prime minister david cameron, a meeting that began with a solemn moment. the bataclan concert hall, the dismal scene of a las massacre f
90. each laying a single rose. he's hoping to get parliamentary approval of attacks against syria,. >> later this week i will set out in parliament a comprehensive strategy for tackle i.s.i.l. i firmly support the action that president hollande has taken to strike i.s.i.l. in syria. that is my firm conviction that britain should do so too. >> translator: we're convinced we must continue to strike i.s.i.l. in syria. we will intensify our strikes. we will choose the strikes that cause the most damage to this terrorist army and our aircraft carrier has been mandated to strike hard against i.s.i.l. >> reporter: the hollande-cameron meeting and their simple gesture a single rose among the flowers, in fact
diplomatically it could be the hardest of his presidency, trying oget support of the war against i.s.i.l. in syria. but france can't go it alone. on tuesday, hollande will meet with barack obama in washington. they'll talk about being russian involvement and the talk between obama and putin appeared to have broken the ice a bit. hollande plans to head to moscow later in the week in an effort to secure a deal with putin. hollande will also meet germany's chancellor angela merkel. he'll no doubt consult her on the subject of putin being on board. bashar al-assad with his own air strikes is going to want concessions. he's going to want relief of
sanctions for his actions in ukraine. no one can be sure when the suffering will end. back at the bataclan, where the stage doors remain closed, where so many young people died ten days ago, there still is a sense of disbelief. with the war planes returning from monday's sorties, same the completion of the first strike back from the charles de gaulle. andrew simmons, al jazeera, paris. >> let's get the latest reaction on this, joining us from washington, d.c. is al jazeera's rosiland jordan. roz good to see you. he is going to be speaking to the president, barack obama, what kind of reception do you think he's going too get get from president obama when it comes to this grand coalition and basically putting more pressure on the fight against
i.s.i.l? >> well, i think he's going to get a very warm welcome from president barack obama when francois hollande goes to the white house on tuesday. but when it comes to the question of creating this so-called grand coalition to confrnt and tconfront and to de. the obama administration has been very clear. if this means includingth the ie russians and the iranians, not for purpose of backing up the current president bashar al-assad. we've heard that both from the white house spokesperson and the state department deputy spokesperson on monday. they believe bashar al-assad's ongoing conduct in the civil war inside his country has led to the creation and the strengthening of i.s.i.l. in the last 4 and a half years and they want to see and be very tough
advisors say on make ugh shr that the russians anmaking suree not can carrying out their policy agenda while trying to fight against i.s.i.l. >> of course rosalind, this strengthening comes as one of the sort of effects aft tack on paris ten days ago. how has that been felt in the u.s? is security up there as well, do you get a sense that it's changed minds there at all when it comes to their foreign spolg against i.s.i.lforeign policyag? >> the u.s. public is very much aware of what happened in paris and dare i say there has been a lot of motion reaction t emotioo what happened in paris. provoking the memory of the
september 11th attacks. trying impose war restrictions on how the obama administration can admit potential syrian refugees to this country, measures which this country has said it already poafs an post od if it makes it to his desk he will veto them. some rather remarkable language some ugly language as some would say about how syrian refugees ought to be treated or whether they should be admitted to the united states, as they're trying to find safe haven. and you're also seeing some questions about whether or not the u.s. should be ramping up its military engagement. it is something which the administration says can't be done alone in terms of defeating i.s.i.l. but there is a political sentiment in this country at least among some in the population that perhaps adding more u.s. forces to the fight against i.s.i.l. might be the
way to defeat the group. of course there are just as many people who say that's not going to make the situation better. that will be part of the discussion he between barack obama and francois hollande on tuesday. >> rosiland jordan with the latest from d.c. who will be following those talks on tuesday, roz, thank you. meanwhile, russia's military says it has hit 472 targets in syria over the weekend, describing the areas as hit as terrorist. strikes are helping syrian government troops capture areas in the central province of homs. russia's bombing campaign started two months ago. tankers carrying ting factories controlled by i.s.i.l. were among the targets. concerns about russia's use of cruise missiles from the caspian sea forced to close the air
space over northern iraq to civilian flights. the area will remained closed until wednesday morning. targets in syria nearly 1500 kilometers over iraq and iran. thousands of police and soldiers are still proalg patrog streets, all shops museums and metro remain closed. the search for the belgian national salah abdeslam continues. paul brennan reports from brussels. >> level 4 emergency status sees the brussels underground system closed for a third day. main station staff try to direct people to alternatively routes. the knock down effect of the security count down has been enormous. >> they say the buses drive
normally but i just asked, and apparently they drive normally, but a lot of drivers didn't come to work out of just because they are scared. >> i go to work in hospital. but the metro no, no metro, so i take tram, and tram, and tram and tram, so it's much later to go in hospital for work. >> lock down around belgium's iconic grand place on saturday night, part of a series of coordinated raids related to the paris attacks. armed police and mass security forces block the streets. search and arrest persuasions. and little progress on the manhunt, police pounced. it was past midnight when police gave the details of the crack
down. >> specializing in terrorist cases ordered a total of 19 house searches in the brussels region. until now, no firearms or explosives were found. salah abdeslam is not, not among the persons arrested during these searches. >> police believe that when he escaped after the paris attacks 26-year-old salah abdeslam may have still been wearing an explosive vest. while he mains on the run, the maximum alert level will continue. nonessential meetings have been cancelled. u.s. and western european consuls have closed their offices. until monday the city can only watch and wait. paul brennan al jazeera, brussels. >> the bel belgian prime ministr says the alert level will remain
at the highest level and will be reviewed on monday. he says public services will begin opening on wednesday. >> we want to do everything we can to return as quickly as possible to normal life. it was decided that schools will be reopened as of wednesday, with additional security measures around schools, and that the metro would be opened also after wednesday. it's possible that the opening of the metro may be progressive. but everything will be done so we can open it as telephon extes possible. >> let's get more, thomas reynauld, from brussels. the metro will reopen on monday and schools will open on wednesday. security will remain at the
highest level preparing for an imminent attack. how sustainable is this in brussels and in belgium according to you? >> that's been a very good question. it is only second time in history that threat level skill number 4 has been reached. the first time it wasn't sustained for very long because just the threat lowered. now, we've been on this threat level for four days now. and the government has announced that it could be until next monday. so it could be partly the answer. perhaps next monday that is as long as the government can sustain these security measures which are really heavy on security services, on intelligence services and obviously on the economy as well. so perhaps a few more days
perhaps a week but probably no more than that. >> now it's at level 4 which is imminent, threat of imminent attack, the highest level going down to 3 which is a threat of possible attack. what would it actually entail? what would the difference be on the streets of brussels? >> well, to answer your question in two parts. i mean what would it take? it's actually hard to tell because it's still not entirely clear, what were the elements that triggers the upgrade of the threat level from number 3 to number 4. so i mean it looks like there were a number of elements, part of it were related to the paris attacks and the fact that the individual salah abdeslam basically went from paris to brussels, and basically, trying to track him in brussels was part of the upgrade of the threat level. but they may have been some other elements. and so the fact is that the
security services have not shared and for obvious reasons have not shared all the information. so it's not entirely clear whether it is catching salah abdeslam or whether it's dismantling a broader cell related or not to mr. salah abdeslam that will trigger the sort of down grade of the threat level. now what difference would it make? well, basically it would mean that security services such as the police will have to secure less sensitive places. because at the moment, every place, every public space is considered as a potential target which basically requires the work of all police officials of all available military trained troops that can be deployed on belgian soil. moving down to number 3, means less military personnel, just defending a number of sensitive
targets, less police troops protecting but rather doing their normal job, et cetera. >> and we heard in paul brennan's report just a few minutes ago, we heard from a commuter she thought thought that actually a lot of buses weren't running because some bus drivers had been too scared to go to work that day. how would you describe the psychological mood in brussels but really the whoaf whole belgm mood? it wasn't belgium that was attacked but paris. >> more citizens were surprised by the attacks in paris than the manhunter that is going on in brussels. that can highly are explained by the fact that the tourist attack was very real, very tangible, even though it was in paris not in brussels, people could really
see okay that was an attack. but right now also the authorities are talking about a possible and real imminent risk of a tourist attack. it looks like belgian citizens are yeah a number of them are probably a little bit scared but there's not this kind of paranoia around. people move on with their lives, a number of schools and public transportation were closed. could you still see a lot of people walking around perhaps not in the main streets main shopping streets but definitely in the parks, walking down some people trying yeah trying to move on and live in spite of tall security measures that are in place. >> thomas reynard, thank you so much for having shared your views with us. thank you. thank you. >> still to come on the newshour, battle for control, yemeni forces and houthi rebels try establish dominance over the
strategic city of ta'izz. mali's president says the wrong armed group is being blamed for friday's attack which killed nine people. and in sport, a group of kenyan runners occupy their national office of athletics, accusing officials of corruption. a ceasefire agreement has been signed in qatar aimed at ending 14 months of fighting in southern libya. libya's general national congress has welcomed the two sides, the return of hundreds of thousands of people displaced by the conflict there. our correspondent omar al saleh was at the time signing ceremony in doha. >> these men are leaders of the tebu and toaureg tribes.
the powerful tribes have been fighting each other since september of last year. the deal calls for an immediate ceasefire, returning the displaced and opening the main road leading to obadi. >> signing this agreement starts the development period of reconciliation. after 14 months of war i think all of us are convinced that no one has an interest in war. we hope neighbor being countries will helneighboring countrieswi. >> fears of renewed fighting. the negotiations were secretly taking place here in doha since april. tough and detailed. the question is whether this ceasefire deal will end the clashes between the two tribes which lasted for over a year. some tribal leaders blame foreigners for the crisis and
urge unity. >> the two groups lived side by side in the desert for many years. but hidden forces instigated this war. it is not merely a tribal conflict. >> reporter: the qatari mediator hopes the signing of the deal will stabilize the rest of libya. >> we have seen the importance of the stability of the south which is the cornerstone for stability of the entire libya. you know how spread is the situation there and how easy it is going to be to incubate and become a fertile land for different extremist groups and different armed groups. >> tribal and ethnic fighting in southern libya have increased since moammar gadhafi was toppled in 2011. tribal groups in border areas
have contributed to the fighting. the area is largely underdeveloped. southern libya has a complex mix, some of them extend into neighboring countries. libya has many problems, since last year there's been bloody power struggle between two competing governments and parliaments. one is based in the capital tripoli the other in the eastern city of tobruk. the united nations is trying to broker a national unity deal. the deal done in doha could be a step towards that goal. omar al saleh, al jazeera, doha. houthi and government forces are battling for control of yemen's third largest city ta'izz. the city is a strategic position, to aden where the government is based. the saudi led air campaign began in march in support of the government and since then u.n.
says 5700 people have been killed and more than 2.3 million displaced. gerald tan has more. >> reporter: the push for ta'izz. it's been a week since progovernment fighters launched the offensive for yemen's third largest city. supported by the saudi led coalition in the air and on the ground they're trying orecapture control but groups of fighters loyal to the former president salaali abdullah saleh. >> they have planted many sland mines which have slowed our progress and caused casualties among our soldiers. >> we say to the houthis you will leave this place and we will strike you hard and evict you from the city of ta'izz and we are fully prepared to evict you forcefully or voluntarily this week. >> the lines of control are fluid, bombed out buildings
separate the warring factions. in the midst of the destruction are yemenis struggling to get on with life. >> i've suffered a lot just to get a gas cylinder with all of the fighting going on. >> the fight is also on for prime minister is visiting the city. the province, main source of yemen's oil output. over the weekend a delegation of houthis traveled to oman for consultations ahead of u.n. peace talks in geneva later on this month. >> the dialogue must be serious and lead to the end of the attacks on our country and the lifting of the siege and the continuation of the peace process. >> reporter: the houthis are angry at the return of the internationally backed president, abd rabbu mansour hadi. he returned to the portcy of
aden aiming to oversee the campaign for ta'izz and talks for ceasefire. gerald tan, al jazeera. >> israeli forces have shot dead a 16-year-old palestinian girl and wounded a 14-year-old after the girls tried ostab a man in a market in central jerusalem. the pair are thought to have attacked the 70-year-old palestinian with a pair of scissors after mistakenly believing he was an israeli. shot dead by security forces on a gas station on road 443 in the occupied west bank. he is said to have stabbed an israeli man who died immediately and injured a woman. rote 443 is used by israelis and palestinians as it is very close to the boundary between israel and the occupied west bank. the latest stage of the parliamentary selection in
egypt, to replace the parliament which was dissolved by a court ruling in 2012. four days after the attack on the radisson blu hotel in bamako, the building remains closed to the public. mali's president has told al jazeera he believes the machina liberation group is behind the attack rather than the other group that claimed responsibility. ahmed idris reports now from the malian capital. >> a handful of staff returned back to the hole for the first time since the attack on friday. they weren't allowed in. kareem is still shaken after coming face to fay face with the attackers. >> translator: i hid in the kitchen after the gun fire
became intense. two men came in and sprayed the kitchen with bullets. they saw my leg and sprayed at it but missed. >> the malian president says the messina a group trying too carve this nation out of the massive land locked region may be responsible. showing evidence of what transpired here between the attackers and security forces. they walked in through corridor here and started firing on guests and resulting in so many tragic deaths. >> another head of state has visited mali to show solidarity. the reason is to meet to discuss tragedy, open border policies which allow for the free movement of citizens.
the instability in mali is largely a consequence of the takeover of huge areas of the north by toareg rebels in 12. the military coup followed and the arrival of french peace keepers. the french leave it is uncertain where the mali french forces are able to man the borders, keep the peace and the nation intact. mali's president says the airm is in gooarmyis in good positio. >> absolutely, we need more investment in all of this. >> reporter: the hotel attack last friday says things can go awfully wrong even with the best preparations. ahmed i idris, al jazeera, bam.
a global view. >> this is a human rights crisis. >> and at 11:00 - "news wrap-up". clear... concise... complete. >> a reminder of the top stories here on al jazeera. france has launched the first air strikes from its charles de gaulle aircraft carrier against i.s.i.l. powerful western country alliance following the paris attack. fourth suspect was charged with terrorism ordinances after they detained 16 people sunday during raids. schools and the city's metro system are due to reopen
wednesday, after security rg knowledge offenses since saturday. since saturday. >> pfizer has agreed to buy ireland based allergan. the way the deal is structured, the u.s. company will move its operations to ireland. something u.s. officials aren't very happy about. allen fisher reports. >> it's the biggest deal of its kind worth $160 billion. >> we need to say what lives are we touching today and make matter. >> pfizer is taking over botox
maker allergan. allergan is technically buying the bigger company the way the deal is structured. it is known as an inversion. >> another way of saying it is going to basically pay a lower tax rate in ireland than in the united states presently which will allow it to report higher quarterly earnings going forward. so this is really a deal about optimizing or minimizing corporate taxes, tax rates from pfizer's perspective. >> yes, president barack obama has in the past promised to close the loophole. he called it unpatriotic. >> a small but growing group of u.s. companies are fleeing the country to get out from paying taxes. they're keeping most of their business inside the united states but basically renouncing their citizenship and declaring they're based someplace else just to avoid paying their fair share. >> the tax rate in the u.s. is 35% one of the highest in the world. in ireland it will be just 15%.
pfizer's ceo insists this is still a great deal for the u.s. >> it gives it a broader portfolio, a strategic deal from that point of view. it allows us to incorporate rents, we get overlache overlapd synergies. >> pfizer examines to complete e the deal next year. allen fisher al jazeera. >> well joining us live now from washington, d.c, is mary cruz mcgowan, a strategist. thank you for joining us at al jazeera. we were hearing in allen
fisher's report how president obama called these moves unpatriotic and even hillary clinton said she would like to take steps to prevent these moves. but realistically what can politicians do and do you think these politicians should get involved in trying to stop these kinds of mergers? >> well, on the other hand i think politician he should not get involved. this is a free market economy and i don't agree with president obama's comments. i think this is another example of economic policies implemented in the wrong manner. companies are not charitable institutions. they there are for profit. he can't exchange these scenarios by lowering the corporate taxes, the republicans are already in there, they want to lower the corporate taxes. the united states has the highest corporate taxes in the free world. lets say the members of the oacd. and i don't blame pfizer for doing that.
i really don't. i think between that around the president threatening about increasing the minimum salaries, the minimum wages, so that's a very good way to make them leave the united states. the sad story is that when they leave, they leave with their jobs, and that creates more unemployment here in the u.s. >> i mean the interesting thing about the word that the obama used, unpatriotic, i guess that plays to the vast majority of the population who perhaps would disagree with you. they would say well it's not fair that these big corporations get away with not really paying the sort of tax that other individuals pay and obviously there is a difference between corporate tax and individual tax. so if president obama or any i guess leader wants to lower the tax rate, what argument would they make? what are the benefits, for example, of lowering the tax rate and keeping a big company like pfizer and now this merger based, tax base in the u.s? >> there are several benefits.
by lowering the corporate taxes, more companies will stay in the united states, more companies will, can and establish their headquarters in the united states, then the tax base will be broadened, so the irs and what the president wants the revenues will go higher and we will have what we are supposed to have in the united states. a free market economy. i think the government should not be so intrusive in the private sector. and that's what we're doing and by president obama stating that they are unpatriotic, i think it's unfair and i also think it creates a divisive environment among the citizens and i think he should stop doing that, really. because he knows, he has econo economists that are advising him. he knows how to grow the economy. he knows that this kind of policy centralized government do not help in creation of the gdp.
he knows that. he could stay away from that and instead applying policies that will aim at bringing back the companies that left, and i am giving economic incentives to the companies that are thinking of leaving, and instead of staying. and in that way we will also keep the jobs, but we need to lower the unemployment rate. right now unemployment rate is about 5%, the legal unemployment rate. but when you see a lot of these jobs are part time, are not being paid well, and fire pfizer ipfizer is acompany that pays vd salary and now they will be paid in ireland. >> madam, thank you. argentina's president elect has asked for patience while he
fixes the economy. he's also planning key changes to foreign policy including getting tough with venezuela. mauricio macri won saturday's poll beating the chosen successor of cristina kirchner. teresa vo has the lateliest from buenos aires. >> mauricio macri says he wants to put an end to the confrontation that has existed in the country for the last 12 years. macri spoke on monday in buenos aires. the economy is one of the first priorities of his government dealing with inflation, deficit and anti-liquid reserves. what he plans to do with argentina and its foreign relations. macri has said he is hoping to build brdge bridges between arnd the rest of the world, with th
the -- argentina and the rest of the world. he has been very clear with venezuela. he is going to ask that venezuela is suspended from you the trade block because of its treatment of political prisoners. >> areplied tails oamid tails on either side of the austria slovenia border they know themselves what the refugees have gone through. he sends us this report from the slovenian town of retgena. there church bells are the only thing you can hear. the river marks the border between slovenia and austria, its location has helped define its past and present. in 1991, when the yugoslavia was falling apart, the church tower
was hit and civilians were killed and for a few days it was urban warfare. it's on the rfertio refugees ro, people went out of the way to offer them food and clothing. during the shelling in 1991, he was spending somewher spending e and kids to hide. he knows what syrians have gone through. >> translator: we were being attacked by our own people. >> reporter: over the alps into austria. these people come from every conflict zone you can imagine. it is set up so the men are in good physical as well as mental condition for a new life working here and despite the dislocation
many refugees must feel it is as peaceful as anyone running away from war could hope for. >> you live with different people and you jog together you speak together every time from gambia from syria afghanistan, somalia iraq. it's so nice, the place is so nice you are far from people, not many disturbance. not many people are disturbing you here. >> the driving force is wolfgang. aged 4 he was a refugee himself sow understands. >> i remember as a child how people met us refugee people. in this stage they did not like us to come. of course at that time was a little bit different. all germany was bombed out. people have been poor and even this little bit what they had they should divide, it was clear. so out of this maybe today i have an understanding for situation of the people here.
>> for all the raw hostility refugees face it is evident there are people willing to go out of their way to help. the lessons from these two places are it is easy if it has happened to you. lawrence lee on the austria sloo border. slovenia border. >> a rare white rhino has died. the 41-year-old female was undergoing surgery for ann. explaining why the rare white rhino numbers are dwindling. >> it is unfortunate for the northern white, their last refuge in the democratic republic of congo, it's got arguments with its neighbors so for years, the lord's resistance
army, southern sudan would camp out in the park to launch their attacks on the dlc they would shoot animals for bush meat and poaching ivory for their elephants and rhino horn would would earn the money with which they could buy more weapons. it's an accident of geography. >> the northern rhino is effectively extinct, what about the southern white? how good or bad is that number when it comes to conservation? >> it sounds like a big number but it's not. this year is the tipping point year when we expel deaths from poaching and other mortalities will overtake. this is the year when overall rhino numbers go into decline. 11 years time really doesn't give us long to try to turn the situation round.
>> researchers at the zoo in question say they're trying to develop northern white rhino embryos that they implant into southern rhinos, has there ever been anything like that before or what other conventional methods can we use to ensure that the southern white doesn't become e extinct? >> if you give rhinos enough food water and security, they will get on and produce perfectly well. ai in rhinos has only ever worked in a handful of cases. you were talking about ivf and embryo implants, that has never worked before. you think that it's the same, but rhino reproductive systems are much more difficult, all right to predict. >> much more to come after the
>> in london, a new exhibit is celebrating the tate glories. jessica baldwin went to take a look. >> queen victoria giving a medal to the prince. >> he's in a supplicant position, he's bowing. this is how britain likes to think of its colonial subjects. >> many would argue not much has changed. >> to be honest, underneath the surface in british culture, there is an assumption of superiority. that britain has a natural place in the world. >> the british empire was the largest in history, the show reflects the enormous reach from canada to afghanistan. and the continuing controversy of empire. as a benign force for development or a brutal
conqueror. each photograph or painting adds to the ongoing story. a trophy for king i don't remembegeorge iii.the anc angl y british artists like hugh locke are reinterpreinterpreting el pr heroes. much of the show is devoted to the new more informed insight on empire. >> it's such a complex messy subject. there are so many different takes that damned if you do damned if you don't, see microsoft put the bloody show on anyway, you know what i mean?
>> tate griffith, looking it through artists the subject is less controversial and encourages visitors the reconsider what the concept means to them. jessica baldwin, al jazeera, london. >> and the sports news now here's robin. >> barbara thank you very much. michel platini could be band from football up to seven years, after fifa investigators have been examining a $2 million from blatter to platini made back in 2011. serving 90 day bans have now been invited to submit evidence and request a hearing. a guilty verdict would effectively end platini's chances of taking over as fifa president next february. expected to reach a verdict, both men denied wrongdoing.
rafael benitez is safe at this time, a formal defeated home to barcelona, saturday's loss was second in the league, dropped down to third in the table, six points behind leaders basa. called to give benitez the sack. >> i understand the anger of the fans after saturday's match but we believe we neat to continue to work rigorously with maximum intensity and with the unity of all real madrid fans. rafael has just started his job. let him continue to work, i'm sure the win will come. >> occupied the headquarters of the national athletics federation while protesting against alleged corruption. police were called after athletes entered the building and locked the gates. the group is calling for the removal of the president, one of three officials being investigated by the
international athletics freas of bribery claims and doping coverup. it's claimed that he and others pocketed $700,000 from athletics company nike. >> forced by him and his office. so we want a clean sport in exchange to happen, with immediate effect and that would be today. >> kenya is recognized worldwide for its success in running but athletics bosses have repeatedly been accused of refusing to address the doping scandals. testing positive for performance enhancing drugs, ard accused officials of covering up doping results. the nation topped the medals table, seven gold, two athletes
tested positive at that event, the iaaf have confirmed they're investigating or have been investigating a doping coverup since march, in the kenya's national olympic committee, a ban from all international competitions including the rio olympics. the world cup final will be going on, andy murray three day long campaign on friday in the belgian city of ghent. current on its highest security alert. the itf says additional security measures have been put into place and they are cooperating with the government and the police. well afghanistan has few women in sport but a group of them are training for women's cycling,
hoping to be able to compete on the next several years. jennifer glasse reports. >> three times a week they take to the roads of bamia in central afghanistan. first they have to learn the basics. on this day it's learning to ride as a team. in a line close enough to each other so the rider behind can take advantage of the slipstream. zachia mohammed used to cycle as a child in iran. she saw another girl riding and wanted to ride again. even here there were objections. >> the mullah said it was a shame for women to ride bikes, it's shame. and it's bad for our society. >> reporter: what do you do about that? >> we talk with mullah and we
say that if you know the men it's no problem between men and woman. if men can ride bike, then woman is also. it's no shame. >> she's now the team's trainer and mechanic. the club has six bicycles to share. new members have to bring their own. like sisters adella and akella. >> i went to the market to do some shopping. i saw a little girl riding a bicycle and after that i begged my father to buy me one. >> the bikes cost about $100, a month's salary here but the family thinks it's worth it. the team shares the road with traffic and more traditional forms of transport. when you're turning look both
ways. when there are no cars then you can turn. >> reporter: the team won't be able to train outside for much longer. pretty soon it will be too cold and icy to ride on the roads. they're looking for an indoor space they can keep cycling all winter. they are hoping they can use the local gym through winter to get ready for the next competition in march. the race plows anyone to compete. the team wants to do well to prove that women's sports has a place here. jennifer glasse, bamian, achtionafghanistan. that's it. >> that's it, you can get much more on our website, the address on your screen right now, aljazeera.com. that's it for now but i'm back in just a few minutes with more of today's news. i hope you'll be able to join us
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