the war in syria, a new diplomatic effort gets understandway as the u.s. asks middle eastern countries to do more to fight i.s.i.l. hello. you're watching al jazeera live from doha. also ahead. a stand off at the kandahar airport. a world first, a new vaccine against dengue fever gets approved in mexico.
they say goodbye to argentina. we look at what is ahead for this divided country we begin with the war in syria. a conflict that has killed hundreds and thousands of people and displaced more. the latest diplomatic group is taking place in saudi arabia. they are far apart on several issues. in syria a reminder on wednesday on aleppo, residents blame both regime and its ally russia. the u.s. secretary of defense has asked middle eastern countries to do more in relation to the islamic state in iraq and the levant. >> turkey must do more to
control its border. saudi arabia and the gulf states join the air portion of the campaign in the early days. only the air part. it has since been preoccupied by the conflict in yemen, both in the air and on the ground. i reached out to my counterparts in 40 countries around the world in the coalition and asked them to contribute, much more to enhancing the fight against i.s.i.l. that was ash carter the u.s. defense secretary briefing congress on the war against i.s.i.l. rosslyn jordan has more from washington. >> reporter: there are a couple of reasons why ash carter called on the members of the jcc and other middle eastern countries to do more militarily against i.s.i.l. the first is to try to combat the important acceptings that the u-- perception that the u.s. led air strikes against i.s.i.l.
are really u.s. air strikes against i.s.i.l. al-qaeda wants to underscore the point that other countries have been taking part in the air war and certainly the countries that were there at the beginning, including jordan and the united emirates should be more involved, more engaged in trying to destroy parts of i.s.i.l.'s infrastructure and in terms of going after i.s.i.l. fighters. the other part is this, it's to push back against domestic political pressure here in the united states where a number of congressional republicans want to see a more robust u.s. military operation against i.s.i.l. both in syria and in iraq. carter's mission, before the senate armed services committee on wednesday was to try and persuade those there that the u.s. military could radically carry out a large-scale operation against i.s.i.l., but that from a long-term practical stand point, it would be
extremely ill advised leaders of the gulf corporation council are meeting in saudi arabia's capital with syria high on the agenda. the king said his cunning remained committed to finding a solution in syria. syria representatives are meeting in riydadh for separate talks. >> translation: rarlg the syrian crisis, the kingdom of saudi arabia is hosting the syria opposition in order to help them find a peaceful solution. the international community has a joint responsibility in fighting terrorism and extremism. the kingdom of saudi arabia have exerted a lot of efforts in this regard. we will continue to do so because our islam rejects terrorism and extremism turkish president says that
iraq requested turkish soldiers to be deployed to the country last year. he is responding to claims that the troops were were not invited. in an interview with al jazeera erdogan said it was the prime minister who asked, but the prime minimum has said they entered iraq illegally. turkey says the troops are there to train local forces. >> translation: when d.a.e.s.h. received mosul and beganed to expand in the north of iraq mr abad requested troops for training. in response to his requests we set up a training tramp. they're aware of this and everything happened with their knowledge. now i ask him, where were you when we set up the camp. he hasn't said a word since that day. you're doing what you're doing, we're increasing personnel to increase our efforts. they're not a full combat force more than 70 people have been killed in an at all bon attack on an airport in
afghanistan. the battle lasted more than 24 hours before they lunch launched the attack, the taliban issued a warning to the u.s. that troops were not safe this in the country. >> reporter: this is said to show the gun battle at the airport. the damage was easy to see. it is a heavily fortified facility but at least ten armed men got into a school building without being challenged. they passed through several security check points. once inside, they seized families as hostages. >> translation: gunmen entered the air filed from the area where civilian families live and where there is a market. >> reporter: these are said to be the attackers, dread in what appears to be afghan army
uniforms and equipment. despite infighting between factions, the taliban is determined to show it can moonlit well planned attacks. this video is showing fighters being equipped with fake ids and equipment. they even have official looking vehicles with fake licence plates which, according to these taliban pictures, security forces don't appear to check. they overran a city in september. it was their biggest victory since being removed from power in 2001. the afghan army supported by u.s. air strikes took several days to gain control. rob matheson the philippines police force has sacked 21 officers for being co conspirators in a massacre six years ago. there was a shooting of 58
people in 2009. our correspondent. remind us what this case is about and what the development means for the trial. >> reporter: this was as you mentioned the worst case of political violence that the country had seen. it was really a rivalry between two clans in the southern philippines. it's allegedly the father of a family that planned this massacre because it was a rival family going to the commission on elections office there to filed for candidacy. really it was 22 members of the rival family that were also killed in this incident along with a companions on the journey that they went, which is lawyers, journalists and other human rights advocates. many of these bodies were actually found just left by a
hill side. there was annex ca vator next to it-- an excavator found next to it. some were found in the grounds. the police officers who were sacked were believed to have been in the pocket of the family and actually working with them as opposed to just directly for the government. this is the first major development that can give the victims any form of justice. the police being sacked. these police officers are actually in detention other than that, the case hasn't moved forward. they are still hearing bail sessions. there are over a hundred people named as suspects in this case and, in fact, the patriach who was in jail died in jail from an illness. the victims there feel they will never get justice as far as the head of the family that they believe killed their own relatives thank you very much for
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stopping the son of a war load from killing 58 people in november of 2009. 20 of the officers were found guilty of grave misconduct. the world's first v arcs ccine by dengue fever has been created a new shorter draft of the international climate agreement has been released out of the u.n. conference in paris. some politicians and environmentalists say there are some major sticking points. nick clerk in the french capital on that draft. >> reporter: this is the new slim-down draft text. still a long way to go. the number of brackets have reduced something like 700 to 300. so we're on the right track, but it will take a while yet. i will give you an idea. there is an idea of reducing the
co2 target. this itemises three option, one below 2 degree c, well below 2, but scale up to one and a half or option 3 below one and a half. that is the sort of thing that this document is full of. they're going to have to resolve it. the choice of words, whether it should be shall, should, designed to implement or achieve or carry out. these words have to be fixed up. the president of this climate conference says he wanted it all over at 6 o'clock on friday night. looking at this, you have to wonder whether or not that is going to happen the executive secretary of the u.n. framework convention on climate change says the deal has huge challenges as was expected. >> this wasn't going to be easy. it is one of the most complex negotiations that there has been and the most complex of all of the climate change negotiations
because we're on the cusp of a legally-binding agreement. we all knew that this was going to be extraordinarily complex, as it has been. >> reporter: the worst fate of any developing country is not coming to an agreement. that ask unthinkable, because not coming to an agreement would mean that we would continue with the current trend of rise of greenhouse gas emissions whose impact is on developing countries another man responsible for last month's attacks in paris has been identified. he was one of three who killed 90 people at a concert in the bataclan theatre. >> reporter: this man was a french national who travelled to syria to fight with i.s.i.l., but he became a mass murderer at home in one of france's most violent attacks in 100 years. his father said he would have killed him if he had known.
>> translation: i didn't know he came back. i knew he was in syria. he left two years ago. of course i'm surprised. i would have killed him before if i in known what he would do. >> reporter: he was identified by dna. his mother is reported to have received a text message from his wife in syria saying "your son martyr with his brothers on november 13". his former neighbour says he would never guess he could be involved in such violence. >> translation: he always said hello to me. he was always respectful. what i mean is, he was a sweet guy. i know him, not more than that. i don't know what to tell you. i'm shocked. >> reporter: he left for syria in 2013 with a group of up to 12 men from the same area. six of them came back in 2014 and were arrested, including his brother. >> translation: he was in touch with his brother and his mother.
he always told them until the last exchanges they had a few months ago that he wouldn't come back to france and he would go to iraq. >> reporter: it's not clear how he got back into france without being detected by security services. he became part of the group in the bataclan theatre who killed most of the 130 people who died on november 13 hundreds of fighters and their families have started leaving the neighborhood in homs. it is part of a cease fire deal between the opposition and the government. >> reporter: this is the result of more than two years of sporadic and difficult negotiations. hundreds of people including fighters and their families are leaving this district in the city of homs. this was the last rebel strng hold in the city long known by the opposition as the capital of the revolution. a cease fire deal has come into account. the united nations hope broker
the agreement between the syrian government and rebels. >> translation: the first bachelor of people from homs has left. -- batch of people. about 160 females left the neighborhood and 350 fighters, as well as a number of wounded. it's part of the truce, agreed between the forces and opposition in the neighborhood. >> reporter: the evacuation of fighters and their families is the first phase of the agreement. they will head to opposition controlled areas further north. the syrian government in turn will lift the siege of the district and end military operations there, but the warring sides seem to be interpreting other details differently. the government says the deal means it will return to state control. it is cleared of weapons and fighters. they will have their legal status settled. it also said that all rebels would leave the district within two months. the opposition however denies the district will return to
government control. >> translation: i would like to advise that they are left. we are steadfast on the fronted lines, fer neither armed groups for the biggest brigades have left. this is our neighborhood and we should defend it. >> reporter: opposition activists say the rebels had no other choice but to accept the deem because the toft government's blockade caused a humanitarian crisis. it has been be seats by government forces for more than two years. food appeared medical supplies were only allowed in sporadically, but no aid entered in for four months. some may describe the deal as a surrendered forced by the blockade. more than 2000 fighters were granted safe passage to opposition areas north of homs. they agreed to the deal only after they were starved and
outgunned. since then few people have returned. the international community is now working to try to revive peace negotiations, start the political process and bring about a nationwide crease fire. that won't be easy. - cease fire. they are doing little to bring about peace and reconciliation canada's first wave of syrian refugees are due to arrive on thursday by military aircraft. the first flight as hann estimated 160 refugees aboard. a second flight will be arriving on saturday. canada is hoping to host 120,000 refugees. a boat carrying refugees capsized near the greek island. five children were amongst those who drowned. 13 others are missing. hundreds of people have arrived in athens on buses after being
removed from the macedonia border, mainly from pakistan, morocco and iran. macedonian riot police refused to let them across. >> reporter: they've tried and failed to cross the northern greek border into the form der yugoslavia. they will have to make the olympic stadium their temporary home because they're not deemed to be refugees. they don't qualify for international protection. they're thought to be economic migrants. i did come across some people from war torn regions such as some yemeni men. >> translation: i want to go to germany and sweden. >> reporter: how many days were you waiting at the border. >> 16 days. >> reporter: what do you do now? what are you thinking you're going to do now?
reporter: would you stay here? reporter: these people have options, return home, apply for an asylum here in greece if they feel they qualify, remain here in limbo as illegal migrants for as long as they may, or use extensive networks to smuggle themselves deeper into europe and this last is an option that greek authorities unofficially condone because they have forced greece to create space for 50,000 migrants here, in effect, making greece a sort of buffer zone. that many people here feel has left the greeks with very little in the way of solidarity from the european union a german womb accused of being part of a knee owe nazi cell that murder ten people have denied involvement in the
killings. they took place between 2000 and 2007. it is the first she has spoken publicly in two and a half years. >> reporter: arriving in court the alleged last survivor of one of the most violent neonazi gangs in post-war germany. in two and a half years she has been on trial. she has remained silent until now. also in court relatives of some of the ten people, the national socialist underground are accused of murdering. elite turks-- eight turks, a greek and a german policeman were shot dead. she is involved in being involved in two bombings and 15 bank robberies. relatives of the victims want answers >> translation: i would hope that she will give answers to key questions. how big the network was, what assistance, what role did the
role the intelligence department play. why did our father, brother and son have to die? why was he chosen >> reporter: in a statement read out, she denied any involvement in the ten murders. she apologised to the victims' families and said sheep had nothing to do with the killings. instead, she said the crimes were carried out by other two lovers and fellow gang members. she said she had become emotionally depend upon. the two men were found dead four years ago in an apparent suicide pact after a failed robbery. she is believed to have set fire to the flat where the three of them lived. weapons and video evidence were found linking them to the crimes. she could face life in prison if convicted. the trial continues argentina's outgoing president has made her last public address before handing over power.
she spoke to members and supporters. the next president macri will be sworn in later on thursday. kirchner has refused to attend his ceremony. he defeated her in a run-off vote in november. macri is facing tough challenges ahead. the country is in debt and inflation is soaring. >> reporter: to send a message, the people are on a street. this man is the leader of a worker's union and says he is ready to confront the government. >> translation: we are worried because even though argentinians voted for a change.
macri is a representative of the right. he has given promises that will make us on the street. >> reporter: maci is taking office in a divided country. there is still many others who support the former government's message. political and economic sovereignty and social justice. >> translation: the election marked the fight between two models of the country. one goes with the free model and the other with all its problems and integration with the rest of latin america. what we are waiting to see is what the next government will do. >> reporter: that depends on the state of the economy president kirchner is leaving behind. macri says one of the first measures he will take is to
liberalise the exchange rate. that could cause inflation to spike. that is what worries people here, that if that happens, the government won't do anything to protect the poor and the working class. this is a former chief of the central bank and says that the situation is more complicated than the outgoing government would like to admit. >> all the coffers are empty. if you look at the central bank, there are no dollars or reserves. if you look at the treasurer-- treasurer, it is bigger and beggar. the question is how do you reconstruct a base of resources so you can make a new start for the economy. the challenge will be to do it without hurting argentina's most
vulnerab vulnerable a reminder that you can get all the latest news and analysis on all the stories here on al jazeera on our website, al jazeera.com thanks for joining us, i'm joie chen. this year it's become a center piece of focus our conversations about the police and the communities they serve. officer involved shootings especially whether the victim is a person of color have ignited protests, led to federal investigations and forced us all to consider how much it takes to bring a suspicious person under control. although it has been a key headline over the last year and