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hello i'm down jordan this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up thailand's supreme court is expected to deliver its corruption verdict against former prime minister yingluck shinawatra who fled the country last month. changing gears saudi arabia will allow women to drive for the first time from next year. to slow to inefficient the french president emanuel micro outlines his vision for transforming the european union. iraq has over the kurdistan regional government to surrender control of its airports or face an embargo on international flights it's part of mounting pressure on the kurdish leadership of rich secession referendum on monday initial results most people voted yes in the non-binding poll reports from ever built. the rhetoric and threats continue and from both sides. iraq to me is that at that
i still is still occupying some parts of kirkuk and some parts of iraq i still is still a threat to the cities with some of our brothers in iraqi kurdistan a living we must not divide iraq according to or through all viral referendum that is completely rejected such language will go down well with the international community including the u.s. and the e.u. each sent the timing of the vote could weaken iraq's unity at a time when the fight against terrorism is paramount. l.-a body says the kurdish referendum on independence was unconstitutional and the federal government will ignore the expected yes result only a few minutes after all about his speech the kayleigh g. president appeared on kurdish television masoud barzani invited leaders of neighboring countries for dialogue but he remained defiant he said the wishes of iraq's kurds should be respected but. yes in the beginning we
agreed on the constitution and partnership and the role of the kurdistan region in the establishment of iraq is very clear but you violated every agreement there is no need for anger and threats you have only yourself to blame the results of the referendum on not binding but the kurdish president wants a mandate to push the bank that government into negotiations towards independence for iraq's kurds. neighboring countries such as turkey fearful of the effect such a drive towards independence by the iraqi kurds could have on their own large kurdish populations have threatened sanctions and even not ruled out military intervention against the kayleigh gee. that seems unlikely at this stage but the referendum is certainly increased tensions across the region already struggling to deal with so many problems and when the battle against terrorism is far from won. the federal government says. it is must hand over control of their airports by
friday or face a potential international air embargo the government also says that the k r g must hand over control of their international land borders by friday or neighboring countries will take control of them too the pressure on president barzani from both baghdad and the wider region continues to mount. erbil iran has vowed to stand with iraq and turkey against the outcome of the secession referendum the government says it's install new missile systems near its border with kurdish areas while turkey is threatening sanctions under simmons' report somehow bore on the turkey iraq border to flax now turkey and iraq on a battlefield that sends out a daily message it's addressed to iraqi kurds as they celebrated the referendum on the other side of this border these iraqi government troops were flown in to join
the exercise. this exercise conveniently perhaps situated right beside the main border crossing road between turkey and iraq really hasn't got a great deal of military significance it carries yet another political message to the iraqi kurds. the reason is that alongside the tank charges the political attacks coming from turkey are in line with the iraqi government's sentiment. the kurdish leadership is being accused of treason by turkish president. can alter their colors yet they'll be left in the lurch when we start imposing our sanctions will be over when we close the oil taps or the revenues will vanish and there will not be able to find food and clothes when our truck stop going into northern iraq these are the trucks he mentions pub or the only border crossing from turkey into northern iraq is one of the largest in the world for trade it's worth
more than eight in a quarter billion dollars of business a year to turkey if it closes it will be catastrophic for iraqi kurds it's estimated turkey supplies nearly seventy percent of their imported goods. nihad billy schick is a businessman dealing in exports he's a turkish kurd and he's anxious he says the situation could hurt both kurds and turks shunda obvious now there is tension in the northern iraq really needs turkey in my view turkey also needs northern iraq because of domestic and other regional issues a bridge of friendship and trade should be destroyed on the contrary it should be reinforced. irwin's other threat is blocking kurdish oil exports shutting off a pipeline in which up to six hundred thousand barrels worth of oil a day flows through turkey the threats are being repeated with no action so far
apart from simulated combat on the border it's holding back is aimed at pressuring the iraqi kurds into some sort of u. turn it's hard to see that happening for now while armies make new alliances there is uncertainty and drew simmons al-jazeera war on the turkish iraqi border. at least thirty people have been killed in a u.s. led coalition air strike in the syrian city of raka the alliance is trying to drive i sell out of the city which fell to the group in twenty fourteen. thailand's supreme court is expected to announce its verdict in the corruption trial of the former prime minister yingluck shinawatra whose government was toppled and the twenty four team who faces up to a decade in jail for negligence over rice subsidy plan she's not expected to attend the court there's speculation she may have fled the country when he joins us live now from bangkok wayne so what are we expecting to happen there today given the full stop last time. yes perhaps
unsurprisingly there's been another delay on this verdict around to the verdict in the case of the former prime minister we were expecting it to start a couple of hours ago but we believe it has just started in the last few minutes the reading of that verdict but we are also expecting that it will take a very long time there are nine supreme court judges that have been hearing the case against the former prime minister so again it is expected to possibly take up to a couple of hours to get the full verdict read by all those nine judges as you mention no sign of the defendant herself the former prime minister is a no show again as she was supposed to be here for the original reading of the verdict on august twenty fifth she was a no show then the original reason given by her lawyers was she was unwell and soon emerged that she had fled overseas a couple of days before that verdict was due to be read on august twenty fifth she
hasn't been seen since she hasn't been heard from on social media but it is believed she's probably in dubai which is where her brother another former prime minister. lives in exile and weighing what effect could a guilty verdict on the broader political situation in thailand. there's no doubt that you know like and her brother watches and their party still have a lot of support in thailand but really since the two thousand and fourteen coup there. moves being like government from office has been very difficult for her supporters or for the party to mobilize any significant physical opposition to the military to the military government that is still in power now and really that's particularly the case now because even talking about politics talking about future political plans for this country is frowned upon at the moment because we're in a very sensitive period there is the probation coming up next month of the late
king of thailand the new king will be going through a coronation ceremony in february next year so there's a feeling that at the moment nothing can be done in terms of mobilizing any significant opposition to the military government next year could be different there is supposed to be an election called by the government sometime late next year but again since the coup in two thousand and fourteen a return to democracy has been delayed several times so there is an expectation i suspicioned that we pretty even face more delays to thailand returning to the more plain thank you. no woman will be allowed to drive in saudi arabia for the first time from june next year king solomon has issued a decree ending the kingdom status as the only country in the world works for been reports. activists like dr mahdi how the jewish i've been lobbying for decades for the kingdom of saudi arabia to allow women to drive and instead again. i'm
ready my daughter is ready and. is ready how much longer can we live in an oppressive society that prevents us from our full rights. by next summer dr mcgee how will be allowed to drive without risking arrest fines and punishment the new policy will allow women to obtain a driver's license without having to ask permission of the husband father or male guardian the kingdom's representative to the united nations talk about the policy during a meeting at the u.n. this is a historic day for saudi society for men and women and we can now say at last. so your abs hoping the policy will help the economy and increased role of women in the workforce as part of the economic reform agenda and the efforts to streamline the amount of money that the state spends on its citizens with diminished oil revenue the idea of including more women into the labor force would would definitely help and so driving is as one mechanism to increase women's
economic participation and almost anybody could be something that other activists reacted on social media mundo a shot of as a saudi women's rights advocate who was arrested for posting a video of herself driving in two thousand and eleven to protest the law in a tweet celebrating the decree she use the hash tags women to drive and daring to drive she also said the fight for equality in saudi arabia is far from over i grew up in ultra conservative society the united states also welcomed the move by the kingdom well then we're happy we're happy we're certainly happy to hear that if saudi women are now able to drive certainly here in the united states we would certainly welcome that and so i think it's a great step in the right direction for that country. another step that's been lauded by rights activists came over the weekend for the first time women were allowed to enter the king fahd stadium to celebrate the eighty seventh anniversary of the kingdom's foundation. the thought that i know how to steal and what saudi
women are able to do in a thing they respected and have proven themselves and if we feel that they're not so weak as to be contained to one place. the right for women to drive may be a welcome stop but some human rights organizations say the kingdom has a long way to go and guaranteeing equal rights for not only women but for minorities like those who are subjected to hate speech and violent attacks paul chatterjee on al-jazeera. also to come here not just here including. i'm scott heiler in yangon where the ongoing crisis here in myanmar might start to have an economic impact on this young democracy and tens of thousands are leaving bali as indonesia has for the eruption of a powerful volcano more of that springs. from a fresh coast to breeze. to watching the sunset on the australian outback.
i think they may well see further showers across northern parts of the middle east the red face of right now look at the clouds coming out of turkey a little area cloud across northern parts of turkey and that's going to just make its way towards the caspian sea system showers there into armenia and georgia pushing across azerbaijan because he somewhat well increasingly wet weather as you go on into day come a little further south maybe even northern parts of iran could see some clouds and right now swear across the middle east it's going to be well hot and dry thirty seven in baghdad thirty eight in kuwait city and thirty eight celsius here in doha as we go on through where to stay abu dhabi with similar values much as touch forty in riyadh i think it will be a long time before we see forty degrees again hopefully that will be into next year fine and dry then lots of hazy sunshine coming through the sunshine to across a good parts of southern africa but for the south and for the east you might just
see want to see a little area cloud just making its way up into mozambique just a few showers in from mozambique chattily eastern side of bob i could see a little bit of wet weather as we go on through i mean while the showers continue across central africa all the way to the gulf of guinea and for a good parts of west africa. the weather sponsored by race. i just want to make sure all of our audience is on the same where on line to the u.s. citizens here and what pollutes people live by one and the same join us sunset. because. the border. is a dialogue. a stream and one of their pitches might make the next join the global conversation. this time on al-jazeera.
welcome back a quick reminder of the top stories here on al-jazeera iraq is over the kurdistan regional government to surrender control of its airports or face on and on international flights it's part of mounting pressure on the kurdish leadership average secession referendum on monday and most people voted yes in the north a. woman will be allowed to drive in saudi arabia for the first time next year king solomon's issued a decree ending the kingdom status as the only country in the world it's forbidden . thailand's supreme court is reading out its verdict in the corruption trial of former prime minister you know what government was toppled in
a twenty fourteen faces up to a decade in jail for negligence of a rice subsidy she hasn't attended the court and it's speculation that the country . now the u.s. defense secretary has arrived in afghanistan's capital for an unannounced visit it's james mattis his first trip to kabul since president trump announced a change and afghan policy wants the u.s. to focus on fighting groups rather than nation building following the war that is expected to hold talks with president ashraf ghani and other ministers. the un says the number of ranger refugees escaping violence in me in my state has risen to four hundred ninety thousand more than forty thousand the fled to bangladesh in the past two days it's put a strain on resources that extra shelters are needed for about six thousand children who cross the border without their parents with a range of prices affecting areas across meanwhile the military crackdown in a kind state is making international companies reconsider their investments scott high the reports i'm in miles largest city and commercial center young go.
like this abandoned fun park in central europe gone much of the country is still waiting for the development and foreign investment many hoped would come hopes were high when sanctions were lifted and the country was reconnected to the world after nearly five decades of military control the west has started to invest here but remains limited the main trading partners are still myanmar's neighbors. hoping to change that trade groups are working to encourage more businesses and investment from europe and the united states. but they have run into a problem political fallout from the refugee crisis in myanmar's rakhine state after a recent six country tour in europe to drum up investment a member of one group said the treatment of revenge it was brought up everywhere they went and that was before the recent violence in rakhine that sent hundreds of
thousands fleeing into bangladesh the crisis is having a knock on effect with small business managers some clients at this tour company have canceled or postponed their trips not only for. the sake of industry because we within over twenty one years into his industry we face a lot of you know the prizes and challenges. laws and regulations of foreign investment are changing after years of being closed. continued international condemnation and concern over the right hinge or crisis could have an impact on foreign help on big infrastructure projects like the much needed upgrades on energy railways. china has been a longtime main trading partner with myanmar going back to the days of military rule myanmar's leaders are working to diversify and move away from heavy reliance on trade with china want to congress feels that if western nations start to slow
investment because of the range of prices it could force me and mark to remain reliant on china. and the. investment agreement with. even this is in the process. to go. so even in the best of conditions more time is needed to attract foreign investment myanmar hopes to land but right now with the world watching events in rakhine it might be pushed farther down the track it's got harder al-jazeera yangon. the french president has called for major changes to the european union in a speech and outlined what he thinks needs to be done to make the bloc work better reports. unless the european union is reformed its very existence could be threatened the message from the french president in
a speech in sorbonne university emanuel mark hasse set out his vision for overhauling the block and says only change will stop growing euro skepticism and the rise of anti e.u. parties many. can flourish has not disappeared even though it's fragile globalization has had an impact we need to confront ideas which pretend to be new solutions such as nationalism protectionism segregation these ideas and so many times before. they pretend to be legitimate because they exploit people's fears for too long we have ignored their power. macross said issues such as security refugees and globalization have divided europeans and brigs it's been a challenge to reverse the trend he called for more e.u. collaboration in defense migration and education but the focus of his reforms is the eurozone is calling for the creation of a year is
a budget and ministry to finance current projects such as infrastructure from i call the u. vision to become a reality who needs the support of other new leaders and in particular germany it's why he's delivering the speech just today was off to the german election he wants his reforms to be firmly on the agenda as chancellor merkel begins a coalition talks merkel shares micros desire to reform europe she's open to a small eurozone budget and a ministry but who she ponders with in the new german coalition government will determine how far she can go the liberal f.d.p. party opposes the french presidency agenda saying it lead to germany playing out weaker countries from across perspective on euro zone reform. the liberals are quite skeptical on a lot of the issues that he wants to reform so they will be a more difficult partner on the other hand we have the green party who is strong pro europe
a bit more left leaning closer to my home maybe on that front as well and they could counterbalance to a certain extent the liberals in germany. outside the sawbones students protested against some of my close domestic reforms saying he's ignoring poorest sections of french society a reminder that like the german chancellor the french president still has much work ahead if he is to convince those at home and abroad that his ideas are in their common interest with al-jazeera powers. european council president. the u.k.'s brags that process is not moving fast enough he was in london for talks with the british prime minister reports. donald to resume a here at downing street for an hour and a half afterwards he came out and told us that he was cautiously optimistic that the tone from the british was constructive and from his point of view more realistic that the philosophy of having one's cake and eating it was finally coming
to an end from his point of view and that reflects the european idea that the british have not been entirely realistic about bret's it and that they have believed to date that they can leave the e.u. and yet retain all the benefits of membership post breck's it having said all that i think donald last remarks to us will be discouraging for the british he said that from his point of view sufficient progress had still not been made for the talks to move forward and this is very important the european union has drawn a line in the sand and said that it wants progress to be made on the question of the irish border the very sensitive issue of those three million or so european citizens who live in the u.k. and what will happen to their rights post bret's it and the size of the brics it divorce bill in crude terms how many billions of euros britain is going to pay out
as it leaves the european union and that there has to be enough progress in those three areas before the talks can move forward to areas which the british want to talk about namely focusing on trade and the future relationship between the u.k. and the remaining twenty seven you countries a major volcanic eruptions expected imminently on the indonesian island of bali there's been hundreds of volcanic earthquakes around the area of mountain gong with magma bubbling in its crater tens of thousands of residents and tourists have been moved to temper shelters fastens about ten kilometers from the volcano. well i first want to give you a good look. looking very peaceful but inside there's a lot of stuff going on occasionally we can actually see some white films coming out of the volcano which means that this is. just coming from the pressure and that he that's building up inside and not. the surface and that of course
has to go through this layer of crust on the top and that will be the beginning of an eruption nobody. is going to happen. with. quakes you have to say because. it's from a means that it's already about to erupt but. they are. here a very large. one day it was like a point. which is really significant so a lot of people of course are very worried about what's going to happen now demonstration in support of the chilean indigenous community has turned ugly in santiago. but just as police use water cannons to break up the two thousand strong crowd they were marching in support of the mapuche a group there in a struggle with the government to regain lost the group has been on hunger strike
for a hundred and thirteen days u.s. president donald trump says if a war breaks out between the united states and north korea it would be devastating for its me that kim jong il is a statement in the ongoing exchange of tough words between the two countries here's our white house correspondent can really help it. the trumpet ministration is continuing to put pressure on north korea at a joint press conference here in the white house rose garden appearing alongside the spanish prime minister donald trump was asked about the statements by north korea's foreign minister that effectively the united states had declared war on north korea i'll trump did not back down saying he will exercise the military option if necessary if we take that option it will be devastating i can tell you that devastating for north korea that's called the military option you have various administrations many administrations which left me a mess but i'll fix the mess the u.s. is also putting pressure on north korea financially the treasury department on
tuesday and now it's a new round of economic sanctions against twenty six individuals with ties to north korea's financial industry as well as eight north korean banks the u.s. says that those banks are closely linked to north korea's nuclear weapons program now that's going to tensions along the north and south korean border the demilitarized zone is one of the last places you'd expect to see a film festival but film buffs have been flocking there recently as kathy novak explains why to access this film festival you need more than just a ticket civilians must get military permission to enter this area near the border with north korea high security reminding visitors of the tense situation in this part of the world will year overseas guests see more worried about this location and they think we're hosting this amid heightened tensions but our festival transcends political ideology. even with the ever increasing nuclear and missile
tests from north korea the show must go on organizers trying to add a touch of glamour to opening night screened in the gym of an old u.s. base the feature film old marine boy tells the story of a former north korean soldier who defected across the sea border to south korea and his struggles to support his family. risking his life every day as a compression diver because he feels discrimination against people from north korea prevents him from finding other work some of the movies give viewers a look inside the country that is just a few kilometers away from here but out of reach for the south korean audience the filmmakers have gone into north korea to tell people stories and even follow a foreign rock band. liberation day is the somewhat bizarre tale of the slovenian band live bach the first rock band to ever perform in north korea it's one of more
than one hundred documentaries being screened with the theme of peace and reconciliation. bringing the kind of i hope there we saw koreans can get more open access to north korea information and that we can do more to foster more exchanges and bring peace to the korean peninsula in old marine boy the central character in the young host says he'll never forget the night when he crossed the border and wonders if he'll live to see the day when the koreas become one country and he can return to his home town kathy novak al-jazeera camp grieves near the d.m.z. . a quick recap of the top stories here on al-jazeera iraq has ordered the kurdistan regional government to surrender control of its samples or face an embargo on international flights. it's part of mounting pressure on the kurdish leadership
over its secession referendum on monday initial results show that most people voted yes in the non-binding poll of the president of the kurdish autonomous region barzani says baghdad should use dialogue instead of threats. we should all step out of our political shoes and i ask you all i also all the brothers when the result of the referendum is announced to behave in a civil manner and express their love and not to fire a shot so that we don't affect that peace. at least thirty people have been killed in a u.s. led coalition air strike in the syrian city of raka the alliance is trying to drive out of the city which fell to the group in twenty fourteen thailand supreme court is reading out its verdict in the corruption trial of former prime minister yingluck shinawatra whose government was toppled in a twenty fourteen coup faces up to a decade in jail for negligence over a rice subsidies plant she hasn't attended the court amid speculation she might
have fled the country the u.s. defense secretary has arrived in afghanistan's capital for an unannounced visit to its james mass his first trip to kabul since president donald trump announced a change in afghan policy trump wants the u.s. to focus on fighting armed groups rather than nation building following the war mattis is expected to hold talks with president afghani and other ministers women will be allowed to drive in saudi arabia for the first time from june next year king solomon has issued a decree ending the kingdom status as the only country in the world where it's forbid. the un says the number. has risen to four hundred. forty thousand in the past. it's put a strain on resources that. children across the border without parents.
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