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everything you do is being animal it's being weighed and it's being measured that's why doe's insurgency is all they have to do things in secret that are unlawful or politically embarrassing all of the colleagues that i knew chose to retire from the n.s.a. we could not stand by and see all the work that they had done being used for mass surveillance digital dissidents at this time on al-jazeera. syrian an iraqi forces push into i saw its final strongholds.
in this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up cuts alone his political crisis escalates with the arrest of some of the region's ousted cabinet ministers. the u.s. secretary of state prepares to visit me in my on his agenda talks on the wrecking a crisis. he's strong he's committed marked by president donald trump ignored recent convention in picking the next u.s. central bank chief. i saw the armed group whose dramatic rise captured headlines in two thousand and fourteen is staring at defeat in its final stronghold in both iraq and syria syrian state television says the army and its allied forces have pushed i still fighters out of dead or city the last remaining urban center that was still under their control and while a clearing operation continues there in neighboring. iraq forces have entered the
town of one of the last pockets the group controls in that country stephanie dake is live in the hook in northern iraq where hear from her in a moment but first let's talk to hashem he's in guys in top on the turkey syria border so tell us about the fighting the developments in debtor's or. you were basically there's been some intense fighting early in the morning into neighborhoods in there as well which were under the control of ice or particularly . and also there's been some a wave of strikes by brush and warplanes syrian warplanes and also a shelling by government forces and they managed a few hours ago to break the defense lines of i said in those neighborhoods now they are in total control of the areas they say they're just conducting a clearing operation to ensure that there are no suicide bombers or booby trap buildings or sniper snipers on those areas however we've been hearing from activists in the thousands of people trapped in the fighting are looking for
a possibility to go in to save areas outside the concerned about any retribution by the syrian government to the sewer situation remains quite critical for thousands of civilians still trapped in the city of the activists also say that dozens of civilians were killed over the last forty eight hours when the strikes intensified amid the preparations for the final push for the control of the how important is this for syrian forces. it's quite significant in the sense that now that we're seeing the syrian army expanding towards the eastern part of the country which came under the control of ice in two thousand and fourteen this is one number two the syrian army is now reversing that narrative that has been prevailing since two thousand and twelve which is the syrian army is losing war in syria now gaining more territory the rebels territory
is free again isis territories frankin so however there is something challenges ahead particularly in the northern part of the war and where the major oil fields are located which are under the control of the tribesman and the s.d.f. which is a coalition of kurdish and armed groups i think that's the area where we might see some fierce fighting in the coming days the syrian army insists that it is determined to take over all the land is lost in the past and there is absolutely no way to go for a compromise the second most important destination for the syrian army is going to be. all the border with iraq this is the last remaining stronghold for isis in syria let's go over to iraq thanks for that hashing we go to stephanie decker what is the situation that you're hearing about stephanie. it was you heard hasher mention there that's their final destination of the syrian army while the iraqi forces together would have still xabi the shia militia and the sunni tribal
fighters of entered now jane this is important because all climb is on the border with syria it's the last border that i still controls and also it is the last territorial area that controls in this country so this is why it's hugely significant this offensive started just about two weeks ago the iraqi prime minister came on t.v. and said soon we will clear out of iraq i think of course there is a disclaimer here in terms of territory yes this is happening but in the course the group does remain a threat jane and what are we expecting as far as civilians. and what sort of state has by salafia area. while it's unfortunately pretty much the same modus operandi brucey with all the other offensives you know the most recently mosul and how we we do understand from local forces and also aid agencies that they're using civilians as human shields you know the group doesn't really take any prisoners when it comes to that traps i.e.d.
suicide car bombs all sort of similar tactics that it does employer we understand are very difficult to confirm around two hundred civilians have been killed over the last month that's according to one sort of end but again difficult to confirm it is clear that civilians would have suffered hugely there is a feeling that this could be over soon jade and of course it is also backed by the coalition ground advice air support airstrikes to help the advancing forces so again you know you have to see what kind of state civilians are and they have managed to flee these areas of course but again a very very difficult situation and just briefly jane you know you still see it even here in northern iraq where we are still there are you know these refugee camps full of people who haven't been able to go back for example to mosul because there are such challenges in rebuilding these areas that have been absolutely flattened by the fighting. thank you. other news now the belgian lawyer. says an international arrest warrant has been issued for the deposed cattle leader
missed a summons to a spanish court on thursday isn't belgian seeking in his words freedom and safety. lawyer says his client will cooperate with belgian place but would appeal any belgian approval of exhibition. former cabinet many members were jailed in spain the ousted catalan president called that decision a serious mistake. the spanish government decision to imprison the cabinet members of the legitimate government of catalonia is a very grave mistake it is a grave attack on democracy imprisoning political leaders who have ample citizen support is an act that violates the basic principles of democracy. has more on the day's developments. protests in the capital capital barcelona in support of the regional leadership summoned to face justice in madrid i feel very very very sad. but first of all. this way of governing
a country like spain is not we don't deserve it neither spaniards nine of the fourteen members of the ousted regional government arrived at the court not knowing if they will walk out free. the catherine deposed president remained in belgium in defiance of the court order his lawyer says he is still willing to cooperate with justice but from overseas if they are they will do that. spin and justice with the. belgian or with the video and it's possible to do the there are no permits to do and search. charges range from rebellion to sedition and abuse of public funds to finance a referendum they could receive up to thirty years in jail if. they were to
hearings taking place at the same time while ministers of the now the government appearing in front of the national court just a few meters away this speaker of the dissolved catalan parliament and five other people were standing in front of the supreme court their session got adjourned for a week the defense arguing it didn't have enough time to prepare. the parliamentarians were allowed to walk free although they will be put under police surveillance tougher rulings were handed down to the ministers of the ousted regional government all but one were remanded in custody without bail pending investigation catherine separatists say the legal procedures are politically motivated a separation of powers in a spain is now a fiction because all powers in spain are working in the line of the spanish government and this shouldn't happen in a western democracy this is what we are calling on the wall. because.
it goes now through saving that along and helping catalonia because the future of europe at the stake now in catalonia. outside the madrid court emotions ran high among independent supporters they had travelled from barcelona in a show of solidarity. still regard. and his cabinet as the only legitimate government of. iraq but bricked particular head of the brussels office of the open europe group he says any attempts to extradite the deposed catalan leader to spain could take months. well there being arrest warrant is a very technical procedure should basically doesn't it just merely have to check if indeed this arrest warrant bryce formerly they don't have to look into
too much into the actual details of the case the assumption is that spain had the trust of no if spain with her or her request this particular spanish citizen to be extradited on the basis of something that is not criminal in belgium and that is not on a joint list of joint you list of crimes that are recognized then person judge could well refuse it but those are a lot of ifs the good thing for the belgian government is that this completely this is completely out of their hands this is in the hands of the belgian justice system and indeed they will have to look at some questions whether the justice system is sufficiently independent in spain what or this is all politically motivated or not the lawyer put him on has said that the first stage at least takes one of the whole thing two months before we get the first surge initial decision in belgium which
then can be appealed and can go up to the highest court in the country. the whole fungus sosie now after debts. bush to mount could also apply for asylum which can drag out takes even longer something that's very much where he's playing at. america's top diplomat will visit myanmar to discuss the rangar crisis secretary of state rex tillerson is expected to meet leaders and officials on november the fifteenth pressure is mounting on the white house to impose measures against me and mas government in the u.s. senate a bipartisan group has introduced a bill which would restrict military cooperation until violence stops aid groups are warning of the potential for a major cholera outbreak among the remainder refugees who fled to bangladesh they face poor sanitation and a lack of hygiene facilities in makeshift camps the exodus followed attacks by me
and was military in rakhine state in august after attack police posts and an army base. we are definitely sitting on a ticking bomb as far as what a soviet issue an agent is concerned so the if you look at the sheer number of people it was only afterwards being deployed in building latrines that are marked in a profound amount in a way the west you know have to be management one way or the other. for every reason to feel that we can get into situations that can lead to break their ends refugee chief says it is time for the united nations security council to find a solution to the crisis for the program this photo james bays about his recent visit to refugee camps in bangor there. i felt as i felt more than twenty years ago in those camps in eastern congo is there is a year at that time when rwandans were coming by the hundreds of thousands context
is different but the could dish and the physical conditions of this huge out floor in a very poor area without proper shelter proper sites without enough water without enough sanitation reminded me of those tragic moments in the ninety's when we had to deal with those emergencies we've had a visit now by and son suchi to iraq and state the first time since this crisis she's been there she's seen things for herself what does she now need to do the refugees the range of refugees have a right to return to their to their to their homes seeing kind state but to do that you have to recreate the conditions for them to feel safe to go back and that means . addressing finally the issue of citizenship which is really the fundamental crux of the matter here you've made strong comments on this do you
believe that the security council has been strong enough or would you like them to take further action. i think the security council to use their jargon remains seized of the matter and that is already something i don't think they have found us often happens yet the unity necessary to propose and to put forward the the solution you know if you think of syria all the years which we have waited for the security council to fight who have unity on on on resolutions on syria these are this is the difficulty this is why my message to the council today is lack of international cooperation which can happen here at the council favors the refugee flows or rather prevents solutions to refugee flows from being established and therefore these refugee flows to end so it's time for them to step up the council time to step up. and i agree i would say
is the key word we've got a lot still ahead what happens when video games take of your life and some people in the u.s. help for this newly recognized addiction. it's a very heavy right it's a parts of southeast asia philippines of course have seen some recent flooding. through the south china sea heading towards vietnam southern parts of. the system will make its way further west which is we go through the next couple of days and this you can see pushing towards the gulf of thailand or to see some very heavy rain here underneath this mass of cloudiness you can see across a million over two hundred millimeters of rain coming down in twenty four hours
that west of weather still out a little bit further south which as we go through saturday the typhoon starts to push its way into southern vietnam southern areas of cambodia more flooding rains then to come here and that will edges where a little further west which as we go through sunday weakening somewhat as it does but we are looking at widespread flooding across a good part of the region just coming out of indo-china in to thailand further south plenty of wet weather coming through here some showers through malaysia and indonesia and also making its way through the great australian bite and will head over towards the southeast of course towards victoria looks like a cold one for the day as we go through saturday in melbourne temperatures no hot and around fifteen degrees celsius out across southern parts but fine dry to the north. in india women it's all there certainly are defined very having me when i went east
meets these elderly mother. at this time and. we understand the differences. and the similarities of cultures across the world so no matter how you take it al-jazeera will bring you the news and current affairs that matter to you al-jazeera. will get you watching al-jazeera mind of the top stories syrian state television says the army and its allied forces have pushed eisel fighters out of dead resort city it is the last remaining urban center that was still under controlled and in
neighboring iraq forces have entered the town of all crime one of the last pockets the group controls there. a belgian court could help keep the deposed leader of spain's catalonia region out of jail with an international arrest warrant for his poor judgment expected to be issued on friday he missed his summons to a spanish court on fares day because he's in belgium seeking freedom and safety. america's top diplomat will visit me in mar to discuss the red hanger crisis later this month the pressure is mounting on the white house to impose measures against government for its crackdown on minorities. u.s. president don trump has named jerome powell as he's picked to lead the federal reserve powell is a multi-millionaire who now serves on the central bank's board he was one of five candidates interviewed for the role including the current chair janet yellen his term finishes in february ellen fisher reports. it is my pleasure and my honor to
announce my nomination of jerome powell to be the next chairman of the federal reserve this is the man donald trump wants to steer economic policy in the u.s. if confirmed drone poll over the next chairman of the federal reserve a position many call the second most powerful job in the government inside the federal reserve we understand that monetary policy decisions matter for american families and communities i strongly share that sense of mission and i'm committed to making decisions with objectivity based on the best available evidence in the long standing tradition of monetary policy independence the decision to replace janet yellen is not a surprise but it is a break with precedent the last three fed chairman more automatically be appointed even by presidents of the opposite political party i think it's very much a political decision and it's a very much a desire for president trying to say that he is replacing current fed chair
janet yellen because she was appointed by obama and is essentially affiliated with the democratic policies but many people will know the name of the new fed chair not many people will care there is a new fed chair but the position holds enormous power over pensions over savings and over job prospects across the united states. the fed steers economic policy in the u.s. while it sets interest rates its job essentially is to maximize employment and stabilize prices janet yellen to control in twenty fourteen the u.s. was through the worst of the financial crisis in a first year g.d.p. the best way to measure a country's economy was a two point six percent unemployment was six percent inflation was point seven percent according to the latest figures g.d.p. is up to three percent unemployment is down no four point two percent and inflation is just half of one percent with a record like that many observers doubt there will be radical change with the new person in charge it seems in appointing power it's going to continue the rule
continue in its route of pursuing lower interest rates and the president seems ok with beyond that he had expressed much interest in what's going on in the. poll is a lawyer but he is a governor for five years and is now set for one of the biggest jobs the most heated and global finance alan fischer washington he was president for my campaign chairman has appeared in court accused of conspiracy against the united states and money laundering home and of course is the criminal case brought by special counsel robert miller is envelops to his lawyers argued he is a successful political consultant involved in international financial transactions as part of his work the judges ordered him to remain under house arrest mueller is investigating alleged russian links to the trump election campaign and interference in u.s. politics take as prime minister banal yelled at him as announced plans to visit the
u.s. next week it comes at a time of strained relations between the nato allies last month consulates in the two countries suspended visas services to each other citizens the tit for tat route followed the arrest of a local employee working at a u.s. consulate in turkey i can also wants washington to deport the kerik fertility girl and it blames for a failed cure attempt in turkey in two thousand and sixteen. tritter says a former employee use their last day on the job to shut down president donald trump's account on thursday it was reactivated eleven minutes later the company had initially said human error led to the brief closure of the account church and says it's working on steps to prevent such incidents occurring again the president of south sudan and sudan of met in khartoum to try to ease tense relations it is visit to the sudanese capital since the country's split in two thousand and eleven
following a twenty two years civil war the leaders addressed border disputes and mutual accusations of supporting rebels in each other's territory sudan also agreed to help south sudan restart production in oil fields destroyed by the conflict or morgan has the latest from car too. after two days of talks and consultations the sudanese president omar bashir and his sausage nice counterpart salva kiir have agreed to some points they've talked about on resumption in salsa dance form a unity state our production has been cut down in south sudan by more than half since conflict broke out in twenty thirty in the country as well as establishing a demilitarized borders on between the two countries more than sixty percent of the border between the two countries are yet to be demarc ated and this has caused a lot of tension between the two countries since south sudan gained independence in twenty eleven but perhaps the most important agreement comes in terms of supporting rebels in each other's soil. we in sudan have decided not to support any armed group and to move in
a positive direction with the countries this issue has taken us a long time and we have been patient with a lot of violations from the other side till they were assured that what we promised has been implemented and the result is that we now have a stable and secure border. now if they are started his rebels in sudan or sudanese rebels in south sudan this agreement or pledge would make them very vulnerable because it would mean that they have to go back to the country whose government they're fighting and it would also mean that they would get no supply of arms from any side making them vulnerable to the government that they are fighting britain's new defense secretary says the war against eisel will be his priority prime minister tourism appointed conservative chief weapons gavin williamson after like a felon quit over allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior. so immense privilege to be appointed secretary of state the defense and what we need to be doing is continuing to focus on country and making sure that our national security
is in full from today everything that we do and we have some great as i am services you such a privilege to be able to do. venezuelan president nicolas maduro says he plans to renegotiate all future foreign data payments with banks and investors it is in response to financial sanctions imposed by the trumpet ministration the country has sunk into a deep recession following the collapse in oil prices it's been struggling to deal with shortages of basic products such as food and medicine the daughter of the u.s. president ivanka trump has been speaking at the world assembly for woman in tokyo ahead of her father's visit to japan ivanka here is a presidential advisor said workplaces needed to make better efforts in respecting women's values and accommodate their needs to balance work and family our workplaces and our public policies must marry our values work and family. it is time for our societies to find new and innovative ways to make it easier for
women to experience the joy of motherhood without facing major career setbacks this isn't a woman's issue it's a family affair yet it disproportionately impacts women who are the most likely to leave the workforce or curtail our ambitions because we have no access to affordable care for our children and our adult dependence it's estimated that more than one point two billion people play video games worldwide most play to enjoy but a percentage of them play to excess some play it so much it interferes with normal family life i'm sure for reports on the growing recognition of the threat of gaming addiction. this is calling the blackout three it is known for having realistic gun play alexandra de guzman shows us some of the popular video games she sells in her seattle shop and guess minoans that sometimes players play too much video games can be very drug like you just get that like and stand
satisfaction. i definitely have interacted with people that i think that should. bother. charlie baccy was one of those who needed to stop and came here to do it where outdoor chess replaces online mayhem he was gaming twelve to sixteen hours a day it was like a hijacked my instincts it put gaming on the same level as eating this is restart life the first treatment program in this country to specifically target video games and internet addiction but i was planning suicide i had lost my career in real estate to escape from the gaming addiction yeah yeah i didn't know what to do about it i was totally hope was the addiction remains he says and is a matter of daily battle it's a six to eight week live in program all personal electronic devices are locked away
one phone call per week is the suggested maximum on the house landline physical fitness is a big part of treatment as patients look for new ways to fill the time gaming used to eat up the cost twenty five thousand dollars per person but the american psychological association doesn't yet recognize video game obsession as a full blown addiction calling it instead a disorder that needs further study co-founder and chief clinical officer hillary cash believes that needs to change and will it just opens the door because everyone can say ok this is a real thing why are we need to study it we need to take it seriously we need to do something to mitigate it the ninety one billion dollar a year video game industry isn't going away and other countries notably china south korea and japan have been quicker to recognize the dangers of obsessive gaming and commit resources to research treatment and early education alexandra geese minigame
or her entire life says she knows when to step away and knows that some who can't need help. whether defined as full blown addiction or just a mental disorder there is a digital detox for it here at a price i will job for al-jazeera outside seattle washington. and again the top stories syrian state t.v. says the army and its allied forces of pushed eisel fighters out of darrow's or city it is the last remaining urban center that was still under eisel control and in neighboring iraq forces have entered the town of all crime one of the last pockets the group controls. a belgian court could help keep the deposed leader of
spain's catalonia region out of jail with an international arrest warrant for colors point amount expected to be issued on friday he missed a summons to a spanish court on thursday because he's in belgian seeking in his words freedom and safety. lawyer says his client will cooperate with belgian police but would appeal any belgian approval of extradition of the deposed leader says thursday's jailing of some of his cabinet ministers in madrid is an attack on democracy. you can look at the spanish government decision to imprison the cabinet members of the legitimate government of catalonia is a very grave mistake it is a grave attack on democracy imprisoning political leaders who have ample citizen support is an act that violates the basic principles of democracy america's top diplomat will visit me in march to discuss the rangar crisis secretary of state rex tillerson is expected to meet leaders and officials on november the fifteenth pressure is mounting on the white house to impose measures against me a mars government in the u.s.
senate a bipartisan group has introduced a bill which would restrict military cooperation until violence stops. u.s. president donald trump has nominated jerome powell to chair the federal reserve from next year if confirmed by the senate he'll take over when current chair janet yellen sturm expires following a long period of speculation over who should be chosen to head the central bank jurors in hong kong a failed to reach a verdict in a bribery case involving involving the former leader donald sang time is accused of accepting free renovation of a penthouse and in return becoming favorably disposed to a local radio station prosecutors have accused the former top official of accepting money worth one hundred eighty seven thousand for men and penthouse where he intended to retire the presidents of south sudan and sudan of met in khartoum to try to ease tense relations. third visit to the sudanese capital since the country's split in two thousand and eleven following
a twenty two year civil war the leaders address border disputes and mutual accusations of supporting rebels each other's territory of the headlines one o one east is up next. ahead of the september twenty fourth national election survey showed a satisfied with the state of the economy this is easily the start news biggest tech success story the company was born by microsoft in two thousand and eleven we bring you the stories that are shaping the economic world we live in counting the cost at this time on al-jazeera. they may be in their service but these are not. in india the pressure to have children is so great. women are turning to the countries in vitro fertilisation industry to help them to.