angeles, hackers are heading for hollywood. can the entertainment industry keep them out let's start with syria. government forces are report to have retaken a strategic town. 50km south-east of aleppo. it had been under the control of i.s.i.l. the government forces were supported by russian air strikes. u.n. says it's trying to track down 21 tonnes of aid which it tried to airdrop to civilians in daraa sore. trucks were unable to reach the town. it was surrounded by i.s.i.l.-controlled territory. al jazeera's diplomatic editor james bays reports from u.n. headquarters in new york. >> reporter: at the security council there was stinging criticism of the syrian regime.
the u.n.'s humanitarian chief told ambassadors the government had delayed deliveries to the besieged town and blacked until now assistance. >> the number, scope and complexity of euro accuratic and other obstacles is in the path of aid delivers, it's staggering. >> he appeared to have one rare bit of good news. >> earlier this morning a w.f.p. plane dropped the first cargo of 21 seconds of its into deir az zor. >> reporter: the world food program said there'd been technical difficulties and they tried to drop again. it's not clear if aid reached those in need. the issue of aid deliveries is important. obviously to get supplies to need in besieged communities in syria, but because it's part of the plan drawn up earlier this month in munich to restart the
political process. the other part of that plan is the cessation of hostilities due to start in syria on saturday. >> will there be a resolution to mark the cessation of hostilities. >> watch this space. >> reporter: neither the u.s. ambassador samantha power or the russian deputy would discuss details, but diplomats tell me the plan is to hold a meeting of the security council on friday, and they'd vote on a resolution to indoors a cessation of hostilities hours before it's supposed to start yemen's government accused the lebanese armed group hezbollah of training hewitt yit fighters. and says it will complain to the u.n. >> saudi arabia's military released a video which it says shows a hezbollah fighter in yemen. the saudi backed government is
fighting houthis. iran and hezbollah reject accusations that they provided military aid. the last security advisor is telling rebels how to carry out an attack. the training took place inside yemen, but didn't say where. >> we have a unique operation i tell you what you have to do. don't ask about the details, carry out the attack. it is up to me to tell what you to do and how do do it kuwait and qatar are the latest to issue a travel warning, part of a row between saudi arabia and lebanon over hezbollah. last week real decided to withdraw 4 billion worth of military aid to beirut. they are accused of being influenced by hezbollah. the kingdom imposed sanctions on three people have been killed, more are feared injured after a mortar attack in somali's capital mogadishu.
the attack near the somali presidential palace is thought to be the work of the armed group al-shabab. >> u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon arrived in south sudan in his meeting with president belvedere. his visit coming a week after 19 were killed when they thought they were under the u.n.'s protection. caroline malone reports. >> reporter: the smoke from 20,000 burning home filmed the malakal skies for days. people were made homeless, they found little more between the base and homes. people moved here. they believed u.n.s would keep them safe. the attack by forces revealed how vulnerable they are. >> translation: the fences are open. you have to close the fences. look at this, people's health has deteriorated. they are on the ground.
their health is fragile. look at where they sleep. >> almost 200,000 people live in u.n. protection sites. the u.n. mission to south sudan has a mandate to use force to protect people when needed. this is the third time people have been killed while under the protection of peacekeepers. >> you have a huge presence of the u.n. you can see them here. again, we don't know what they are doing exactly. you still do not have it happening. a civilian died. and the u.n. is there. why are they given this. if they fail to protect the civilians. >> reporter: witnesses in malakal say it took soldiers hours to engage and defend the people. after three massacres on u.n. bases people are starting to ask is this mission unwilling to use force to protect civilians
five african heads of states arrived in burundi to push for talks to end the country's political crisis. the president is leading the delegation, including counterparts from mauritania and senegal. they are hoping to convince the president pierre nkurunziza to accept 5,000 peacekeepers. more than 5,000 have been killed. when pierre nkurunziza announced he'd run for a third term. the united states and china agreed on a draft resolution that would expand sanctions against north korea. the proposal will be put to the u.n. security council on thursday, in response to the weapons test and rocket launch in january. harry faucet has the latest from seoul. >> diplomats have been working on the draft resolution since
january, when a fourth nuclear test was carried out. there has been a rocket launch, and so this is designed as punishment for both of those events. the u.s. secretary of state john kerry said the measures will go beyond anything that has been done before, in terms of sanctions against north korea. what those measures will be has not been confirmed. there's reporting coming outs of the semiofficial newsagency suggesting that certain institutions inside north korea will be blacklisted, the ministry for atomic energy industry, the organization in charge of the rocket launch putting a satellite into space, china is on board for the specific measures, the question is how effective they can be. if you remember in 2013, there was a round of sanctions after a nuclear test, specifying the
freezing of transactions involving nuclear missile programmes. three years later we see what's. north korea is adept at getting around sanctions. there are questions about the level of enforcement on the chinese north korean border, and so north korea may well carry on with what is a high priority target for it, which is to pursue and develop its nuclear programme all right. plenty more to come here on al jazeera. stay with us.
welcome back, let's recap the headlines on al jazeera. the syrian observatory tore human rights says government forces recaptured the town of hamas south-east of aleppo. the u.s. is tracking down 21 tonnes of aid that it tried to air drop in dare azor yemen's government accused hezbollah of training houthi fighters, and said it will complain to the u.n. saudi arabia military released video it says shows a hezbollah operative inside yemen u.n. secretary-general ban ki-moon arrived in south sudan, the visit coming a week after the visit was killed. they thought they were under the u.n.'s protection. let's get more from ban ki-moon's visit. >> we are joined live from juba.
we understand there's talks with the president. what is on the agenda for those talks? >> that's right they are in a closed door meeting, but i imagine at the top of the agenda is the incident in malakal. the attackers that breached the u.n. base and attacked civilians were from the government army, i imagine that booningy moon's first question to president belvedere is how it is that the government is not recognising the sanctity. the u.n. has 200,000 civilians sheltering on the u.s. bases at sites where they are watched over by u.n. peace keepers. >> and this is not the first time that the u.n. base has been attacked. what is the feeling. if people have confidence in the u.n. centers for refuge.
institute that's right. this is the third time there has been a massacre on a u.n. base, unlike in other places where there are peacekeepers, they are small closed environments. they have barbed wire fences. they give the illusion of a great deal of safety. three times now that is not the case. at the grassroots level. the people are wondering what is the u.n. doing here. they are aware that there's a protection of a mandate and there's a doctoring of safe haven, this incident undermined the confidence in the ability or the willingness to protect them in their own country iran will hold two elections, and members of the assembly of experts. it's the first time the elections are held on the same
day. parliament has 290 seats, five of which are reserved for religious minorities, it passes laws and approves the budget. the current parliament is dominated by conservatives. only about 8% of the members are women. more than 12,000 people registered. most reformist candidates were disqualified by a constitutional body known as the guardian council. simmed reports rock andrew simmonds reports from tehran. >> reporter: the campaigning is over. the issue the ailing economy and how much it can be transformed with the lifting of sanctions. the impact can be seen by anyone landing. runways can resemble an aircraft museum. some airlines 30 years over of the after the nuclear deal ce a multi-million order for 118
airbus planes, and a dozen 8380 aircrafts. many want to see the colour of the money coming into the country. this millionaire investment banker says the scope is massive. >> it is the largest market in the region, it's diversified industry. well educated people, national resources, and large market for consumers. besides that, the market is untapped for around 10 years. >> oil is the bedrock of the economy. iran wants to reduce reliance on it. investment areas include the car industry, and a host of other lines of manufacturing. while the investment potential is dig, will there be new jobs and better wages. these are the questions of voters. with a system needing reform and bail out. people want to know when they can see improves and indulge in
the vast retail sector. international sanctions had a limited effect on the rich while the poor bim poorer. now -- became poorer. now conservatives and hardliners rel on support from lower income -- rely on support from lower income families. if living conditions improve. could that change. the answer is it could do, because moderate president hassan rouhani is responsible for sanctions being lifted. there's a question of timing. >> i think because of this lack of relations between iran and international committee, at the moment there is a lack of confidence and a lack of - i mean, knowing each other. and to get to know each other more, to get familiar with iranian business, we need more time. so it could be too soon for some voters to be convinced despite support for moderates and
reformists, it may not be enough to see a parliamentary defeat for hardliners and conversations. >> egyptian president abdul fatah al-sisi says unfair criticism of his government is contributing to event to bring down the state. he told listeners not to listen to anyone but himself, and offered an unusual solution to the economic problems. >> let me say something difficult. it is difficult to say that. let me be clear. if i could sell myself to benefit the nation, i would have done it. we are a nation of 90 million, think about it. if 10 million much us wake up and they donate by s.m.s. one pound, one for the sake. homeland. that's £10 million a day. egypt is a great country, it can do anything. if you love egypt. all egyptiansling to me, listen
to my words only. only mine. >> the offer to sell himself didn't have the response abdul fatah al-sisi was hoping for. within minutes. the sale of a used field marshall in decent condition was created. others poked fun at the president's comments on twitter and facebook. the egyptian satirist tweeted for sale, brand new - a president lightly used. and egyptian journalists nose seriously - what if someone submitted a request to buy egypt's field marshal. the middle east analyst says egypt is going through an economic and political crisis. >> for all developments regionally and internationally have been playing in the favour of abdul fatah al-sisi. despite the wrong doings, he and his cronies around him did.
the only ones who haven't played is abdul fatah al-sisi himself and his cronies around him. this is very sad. i mean, two weeks ago parliament said we managed to set up a democracy, and two weeks after that he addresses the nation saying that i don't want to hear anyone talk after i finish talking, and then definitely we are not talking about solid democracy. so the contradictions actually that the president keeps showing and in such short span of time is telling me that the man is nervous, and i am really - i'm really saddened by this. >> in short, egypt is going through an economic catastrophe. this is in short. the economy is going spirally. it's in free fall.
>> what about aid from foreign countries, gulf countries? >> egypt is a huge country and it's so heavy. egypt at least for now needs 50 billion usd only to float the country economically speaking. and, of course, politically. so the country is in shambles numbers of african women are working as prostitutes in europe according to a new report. the international org nileation of migration said traffic has risen more than 10 times in the last two years. barnaby phillips reports. >> reporter: out of the shadows, a country road in central italy. on a cold februariry night, girls light fires to keep warm and attract passing clients for sex. the trade of nigerian women to italy has gone on for years. it's changing.
experts speak of an increase in girls aged under 18. you might call it the shameful secret. except they are on parade. they won't talk on camera, they are controlled by ruthless gangs. can i ask where you are from? we filmed this girl secretly. she said she can earn about $200 a week. sex only costs $10. despite everything, she said she'd like to stay in italy. life in nigeria was too hard. she looks no older than a teenager. >> it is easier to control them. they are not strong enough to say know. and there is a demand. so clients prefer younger girls. >> reporter: this is the terminus station in central rome, and notorious as a place where groups of migrant and refugee children try to make a
living as best as they can. egyptian boys live in gangs around the station. some survive by selling drugs, and even sex. this 16-year-old boy says he doesn't do those things, but spent two months sleeping rough. like others we spoke to he came from egypt. his parents sent him across are across the mediterranean, and he must repay the debt of $4,000 to smugglers. he has no money, skills, italian. he doesn't know where to start. this doctor has been working with the migrant children and does his best to look after their health. his findings are alarming. >> translation: at least a quarter of the unaccompanied minors are infected with sexually transmitted diseases, scabies, genital warts and sieve
louse. it's possible that some cases do not record abuse. our figures are only where we are sure of the abuse. >> reporter: much of the abuse happens before children arrive. once they get to rome they have to survive. they are vulnerable. i met two gambians on the street. a 17-year-old and an 18-year-old. they say no one will help them. >> when we got there we report to police. they do nothing. >> reporter: what are you eating, how do you survive? >> it's not easy. when you see someone eat and throw something, but that's not good. >> reporter: you are picking rubbish off the street. they want to become professional footballers, it's an unlikely dream. midnight. home to rome's down and out. amidst the drugs, drug addicts and mentally ill we found the
two boys waiting to sleep a report into sexual abuse carried out by former british television personalities during decades working at the b.b.c. has been published. he had abused 72 victims, and his youngest victim was 10 years old. >> both of these men used their fame and positions as b.b.c. celebrities to abuse the vulnerable. they must be condemned for their monstrous before. but the culture of the b.b.c. certainly labelled both saville and stuart hall to go undetected for decades. i have identified five occasions when the b.b.c. missed an opportunity to uncover their misconduct people in the philippines are marking 30 years since the
revolution ended the rule of president marcos and his family. the people power movement of peaceful protest forced him from power. marcos died in custody, but his family returned. his son is senator the number of people killed by cyclone winston? fiji rose to 34. 35,000 are in evacuation centers. fiji's neighbours have been quick to respond with help. the government says it will need more aid. supplies are being delivered, but the scale of damaj to infrastructure makes it difficult to reach remote islands in. >> three have been killed in united states. homes and businesses across the states of louisiana, mississippi and florida have been destroyed by tornados. thousands of people have been left without power
a hacking expert tells al jazeera hollywood has not got a clue when it comes to protecting itself against cyber crime. it's been more than a year since sony was hit by an attack. criminals are turning attention to the studios. as phil lavelle explains. >> edward snowden, and there is hollywood director oliva stone. he's making a film about edward snowden, and this is ralph, the man oliver stone hired to keep his film about snowden away from prying eyes. rachl is a hacker turned hacker detector, a new breed called digital body guards helping hood aring make sense of a world where it is more than film fans ex. >> there's an idea that the film is not a can. it's not. it's a file. it is duplicated and multiplied
so many times. it didn't happen with a physical peace of film. hacking is big business. remember 2014 cyber criminals breached the systems, stealing terabytes of data and cost of the firm millions. >> five out of every six businesses in the united states have fallen victim to a form of cyber attack at some point. the figure was up 40%. this is a problem that is getting worse, not better. and hollywood is a major target for the hackers. in previous years the studios could control who sold what, and when they saw it. nowadays you have so many involved in that production process, and they are accessing networks and files using phones, tablets and in some cases their own laptops. you can see how keeping the hackers out is almost impossible. >> philip leeberman is a top
cyber crime expert. he knows where the weak points are. try aiming for the stars. >> you have talent. you may do an interview holding the dog. talking about the dog's name and someone can figure out how to get things off their system. >> for the digital body guard it's about damage limitation. >> there's no such thing as 100% security in technology. it's a matters of identifying a potential threat early enough so it doesn't have a huge impact. >> the hackers are in hollywood, metaphorically at least. there may be no happy ending in sight here now, british singer adele won a record-breaking four categories at the british music industry's prestigious awards known as the brits.
[ singing ] she closed the show, performing her hit "when we were young", her trophies included best british solo british artist and best album. coldplay won the best british group award. for more on that story and the others head to aljazeera.com. "on target" tonight. stop the cycle, how young women get caught in the cycle of prostitution to prison and how targeting men might be the way to save them. prostitution is often described as the world's oldest profession but some of us see it as the world's most troubling profession. that's because prostitution and sex