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that just doesn't go away. but living out of. homeless. follows a group of u.s. army veterans. by war. as they struggle to get their lives back. at this time. hello i'm maryam namazie this is the news hour live from london coming up saudi
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arabia says it's a defense system has intercepted a long range ballistic missile fired from yemen. deepening on certainty in lebanon after the prime minister resigns during a trip to saudi arabia criticizing iran and saying he fears for his life. russian and strikes aimed at driving eisel from a slot strip of land in syria kill six members of the same family. i'm andrew. collins pushed along i'll be reporting on. political leadership there in mourning. i'm joined again. with your date's sports news including protest banners an empty seats. show their true colors in the crisis over catalonia independence. saudi arabia says its air defenses of intercepted
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a missile fired towards the king holiday international airport on the outskirts of the capital riyadh now this matches claims from who's the rebels that they fired a long range ballistic missile that traveled five hundred kilometers over the border with saudi arabia a spokesman for the rebels told al jazeera they launched a book on to a missile towards riyadh late on saturday but we're also following all the developments in the region where there's been a major shake up of saudi arabia's cabinet. the economy minister has been replaced by mohamed al to wide tree while national guard minister prince mehta been has been released from office as well it was the last senior royal in government not closely connected with king solomon or his son so for more we can speak to jane cannon montt a senior research fellow in the deputy head of the middle east and north africa program at chatham house based in london thanks very much for taking the time to speak to us and i suppose there will be questions and concerns about the rationale
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or the motives behind this cabinet reshuffle jane there has been an ongoing crusade since twenty fifteen old centralizing power in the hands of the credit ratings i haven't been so this is to a degree that precedent to be repealed although it's not a key with a very strong. if this fish really has had a kind of system of dynastic who you many senior princes within the family have hired look to see welding senior ministerial positions having many people depend on them for employment and that's been a kind of move by consensus to diction of the among those senior critics is that it's all changing it seems that came so man and homage to things that consensus has all but was proud of running the country over the past few years and no good luck would lead in the opposite direction but that of course is controversial and of
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course we know that this is a crown prince who has been keen to project an image of modernity of social and economic liberalization but also one that is keen to consolidate his control so i suppose there will be questions about why this is happening now and whether there were fears about opposition towards him or indeed a backlash towards the regime. i think it's something that her that's been on. the head of lettuce it still meant that it has continued throughout this year with the rules bahama deny it's the form of crown prince and then in september the arrests of a number of prominent clerics and activists so this seems like the police's stake in this process. you know there is there will be some dissatisfaction and a kind of opposition to a number of steps that mohamed than someone is taking on the economy when social
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liberalization soren policy it appears that he's trying to make sure that that position just remains an opinion that it doesn't become something that is organized against him but the trick the tricky thing for him is of course he's trying to push through quite logical change in saudi arabia so he wants to do that with the strong hand it wants to avoid criticism but at the same time he needs to be able to take his family and his society a little with him which may be at times to acquire a more inclusive approach. and how does then how does the how do all these political developments tie in with the economy we know that oil prices took a hit since two thousand and fourteen it's been a very volatile economic situation and the saudis been trying to turn it around by building a new economic model but the problem is that the targets are very ambitious how
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important is it for those targets to be met to sort of avoid any opposition or deepening resentment among those who might not be happy about the crown prince's ascent i do think it's not important whether or not the ambitious targets we don't envision twenty thirty primate officials already say things like he would do when we can reach half or sixty percent of those. visions for the economy always have a p.r. solution they always tend to be a bit exaggerated i think what is more important is where the mohammed bin someone could convince enough people that the economy is moving in the right direction as to you know the school increasing if there are signs that trying to embrace them into the company into the country is picking up to young saudis above though feel that they've got decent job prospects or do they feel that they are losing out jane
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can month ank you very much for sharing your thoughts with us. well now in other reports there have been a new anticorruption committee headed by the crown prince mohammed bin some on of saudi arabia and that has detained several princes and also dozens of former ministers so let's get more on this story now with our senior political analyst marwan bashara he joins us from doha and so i suppose there will be questions asked about who was arrested and why and what the motive might be. yes exactly and i'm not sure on the corruption is going to settle you know considering the situation in saudi arabia in general and what the crown prince own is himself or has just owned in terms of boats and other things but be that as it may look there's two things here merriam that i think we have to be we have to pay attention to one is the dramatic changes happening in saudi arabia and in saudi
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policy within and without. and in that in the sense of drama certainly this is not just a new chapter in saudi arabia it is a whole new book a whole new alphabet in the way the saudis rule their kingdom in the way and you and you can get a new crown prince leads in the way they deal with the rest of the family and the centers of power and the way they deal with the economy with oil privatization and so on so forth there's a whole new policy on politics taken on taken place and they condemn on the other hand and i think this is very important to pay attention to is whether this is the committee under corruption committee whether it is floating around in some new stock exchange whether it is getting rid of this prince or that prince or whether it is launching new wars all of that is happening in secrecy we don't know how they are i've at any one decision that whether it will cost hundreds of
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billions of dollars or whether it will it would put princes and former ministers in jail there's a lot of secrecy taken place in the condemn major decisions are being taken that really touch over the future of the destiny of the kingdom and indeed the region but a lot of it is happening in secret and it like you say it's an interesting time for all these domestic changes to be taking place when there are multiple geopolitical threats facing the region what does all this mean for saudi arabia's relationships with its neighbors and allies. what certainly what we know for sure is that the incoming american president have given have given a push has given a push to the new royals in saudi arabia with his visit there and with the contracts worth hundreds of billions of dollars and now apparently president trump is asking the saudis to float bits and pieces of our own co in the new york change
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and i think there are large degree then you can get the new crown prince are banking on american support for whatever they do in the region notably in their proxy conflict against iran so i would say and a lot are arguing that even the decision to have former president former prime minister rafi sudden how to make his very. rough ride those speech if you will in riyadh is part and parcel of that new empowered aggressive saudi leadership supported by the united states against iran now having said that internally you could tell that there's a whole bunch of. consultants a millionaire like the mckenzie boys guns of consultants that are really advising or many pure dating of the crown prince into talking about these major economic changes in the kingdom knowing all too well that he is an incredibly inexperienced
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person very young doesn't have that much experience in government or in economics for that matter so really a lot of things are happening internally in the kingdom or in terms of as we said earlier launching a war like in yemen when he was. as a minister of defense are not thought through they're really done in secret we don't know the consequences for them on the long term for the saudi arabia or for the region so all in all we're out we're all at all as to what's happening in saudi arabia. and there's of soldier policy in the kingdom and in the region yes as you say it's difficult to know maybe what to focus on and what not to read too much into and particularly with the iran saudi regional rivalry this is nothing new it's been going on for a long time but is there a sense that the recent sort of positioning maneuvering rhetoric and narrative in
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the region is feeding into perhaps might this new chapter that you talk about include greater confrontation with iran. absolutely there is something new because we really cannot continue to say the same things we've been saying over there for the last four decades certain the last three or four years certainly since the arab spring that there is proxy conflict going on between saudi arabia and iran what happened this week that led to for example side had a very announcing his organization from riyadh the day after. a high level official misted what i at c. one of the most right wing. iranian iranian officials an advisor to. me being a lebanon sitting with saddam had a very there's a lot of things happening to the and i would say two things to that one clearly
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iran is on the offensive clearly iran has been making major. advances in iraq in syria and in lebanon arguably in yemen clearly iran feels its new strength with assad regaining strength with about the acting as he did in iran in iraq against i still and with his well not coming out victorious in whichever manner from syria so i think they're definitely taking that war or that that expansion of influence into lebanon certainly we have an iranian component here on the other stand on the other hand we have saudi arabia that is taking the offensive defensively meaning it's been on the defensive for a long time but now with a new. vicious arguably reckless crown prince they're taking their defense on the offense in yemen in the gulf as we know against qatar and now in
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lebanon and certainly from what we've seen over the last two three years in yemen and what we've seen in terms of the new balance of terror that the whole thing is are trying to establish with the kingdom of saudi arabia by shooting these ballots that massage the words. it's cities today towards riyadh that really the the so d. bet is feeling that there's a major strategic failure in saudi arabia and yet that so that it continues with with its offensive against iran in various parts of the region hoping that the united states but helps israel i don't know will step in and do something in lebanon or in yemen or in iraq and elsewhere so all in all it's an open bets on saudi arabia and saudi arabia is really moving internally against princes against some things of powers or in terms of the economy as well as in the region in terms of conflicts and warren and terror and iran and now in lebanon in a way that is very hard to calculate its consequences on the short or long term
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right well but you had a good stab at it thank you very much more on bashar all now as you were just hearing that lebanon's prime minister has resigned saad hariri made the televised address from the saudi capital riyadh saying he was stepping down because he feared an assassination plot in the statement also lashed out at iran and its lebanese ally has accusing both of destabilizing the region that been inspired takes is a complex minefield of rival regional and sectarian interests how are you raise resignation threatens to inflame tensions between the countries sunni and shia muslims the country's government is finely balanced. the president must be a maronite christian the prime minister a sunday muslim and the speaker of parliament a shia the country's broadly split split between two political camps the u.s. and saudi backed alliance and a pro syria coalition differences between the two on how to run the country led to
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the collapse of the government in two thousand and five two thousand and eleven and two thousand and thirteen last year lebanon's parliament swore in a new cabinet dominated by hezbollah and its allies in a major victory for the shia iran backed group saad hariri is lebanon's most influential sunni politician and a saudi ally who's a fierce critic of iran and hezbollah the killing of his father a few carried by massive car bomb in two thousand and five was blamed on members of hezbollah and tails tired reports now from beirut. it was an announcement you were expecting. i hereby announce my resignation as prime minister from the lebanese government is the will of the lebanese is stronger and that determination is steadfast and will overcome any attempts to impose any custodianship over them from powers either inside or outside our country long live the people of lebanon so the whole reason resignation was made from the saudi capital riyadh in a televised address your so softly criticize hezbollah and its key backer iran.
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well. i would like to say to iran and its followers that they will be losers in their intervention in the arab affairs our nation will wake up as it did in the past and their hands in the region will be cut off really became prime minister in late two thousand and sixteen in a compromise deal under which michelle own a political ally of hezbollah became president the agreement ended two and a half years of political deadlock in which the country was without a functioning government and while hariri surprise decision to quit raises more questions than answers it puts into focus the regional rivalries lebanon often finds itself at the center of that leading sunni politician is. backed by saudi arabia while has bulla lebanon's most powerful political social and armed movement is sponsored by iran despite the complex nature of lebanese politics the thirty member unity kept it appeared to be a functioning government until now it's
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a coup by all measures and it's like an invitation to instability input into that country everybody was working for a program to rebuild the country economically politically we have an election there's a cohesion within the government there is agreement within the political parties who have been working a beautifully and then a phone call will come and the whole calculus of. the politics in lebanon in the past five days how d.d. has made two separate visits to saudi arabia where he lived in self-imposed exile following the collapse of his last government there he met with crown prince mohammed bin someone who is known for his aggressive stance against iran u.s. president donald trump's administration is also pursuing tough policies on iran and its allies including recent sanctions on hezbollah hariri his resignation comes as the war in neighboring syria appears to be entering a new phase the government of president bashar al assad which is backed by iran is
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increasing control over larger parts of the devastated country and it's feared that tensions which have been simmering inside lebanon since the start of the war between hezbollah and israel and elsewhere could not only reemerge but has the potential of escalating into a major conflict in al-jazeera beirut well the reaction is ready prime minister benjamin netanyahu says he rejects it nation is a wake up call for the international community to iran's aggression same bus romney has more now on the reaction from iran. hours after the resignation of lebanese prime minister saad hariri in which he criticized iran for its involvement in his country and in the region iran's foreign ministry spokesman back home kasumi rejected those allegations and said that the sudden resignation by the lebanese prime minister was both regretful and came as a surprise to to run across me also commented on the optics of the resignation
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saying the fact that hariri resigned outside of the country in a hasty manner in saudi arabia were all signs that he was surrounded by parties that did not have lebanon's best interests at the tops of their agendas nor were the best interests of the region the wider middle east at the tops of their agendas he pointed a finger at iran's usual suspects the united states saudi arabia and israel and he said that these countries had come together in designed this situation to create a destabilizing event not only in lebanon but something that was designed to escalate tensions in the region and lawmakers here in iran are already looking forward and encouraging their lebanese counterparts to do the same saying to them that in the future if there are any problems to resolve and do so through dialogue and not conflict. you're watching the news hour from london much more still tell you about the u.s. calls on myanmar to ensure the safe repatriation of hundreds of thousands of refugees. more than a thousand people rallied against the australian government's treatment of refugees
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atlanta silent. and find out what. we should popularity with later in the program. syria's government and its allies have launched a military assault to push eisel out of the last strip of land it controls in syria russian jets have been pounding the city of alba comment on the syria iraq border and the dairies or countryside six members of the same family were killed after residential areas were hit the syrian army's elite forces iran backed shia militia and hezbollah fighters are all leading the operation on the ground on friday i still was pushed out of there as all city groups last major urban stronghold in the country. is tracking those developments on the turkey syria border. the pain to take over come out is under way the russians are pounding. in
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five. the syrian army for some of i believe unit which is going to engage with i still don't know if the videos are concerned about their faith of a double of people were killed during those strikes i said i was left with very few options if we did five why it developed would be no way they can cope with vastly superior army the syrian army which is backed by russia. we're going to see is basically the syrian army coming from the turkish of the iraqi army coming from the south we will coordinate their move through a push to try to drive out their last pocket in syria. a senior u.s. official has called on myanmar ensure to. a safe and stable environment so that more than six hundred thousand range refugees can return home members of the muslim minority fled over the border into bangladesh military launched a crackdown which the un has described as ethnic cleansing and as florence louis
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reports many refugees are too scared to even think about returning. this is the second time in his sixty years that it has been a refugee he first crossed into bangladesh to escape the myanmar military crackdown in one nine hundred seventy eight but was repatriated two years later he says he managed to build a good life for his family back in myanmar where they had a house and some land in which they grew crops but now as refugees in bangladesh they have nothing he's not sure if his land title will still be recognised he's not sure there's anything to return to. we can go back if we recognise the citizens if we get assurance of safety and being able to move freely then how can we when our property has been captured by the. bangladesh has taken in more than six hundred thousand refugees since the military offensive began in august new arrivals continue to date the government and aid agencies are struggling to cope and the
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international community has called on myanmar to create conditions in rakhine that would allow the ranger to return one of the strong feeling from. people here if. for instance there needs to be documentation they need to have the freedom of movement. here in myanmar government officials say they're ready to set up a repatriation process but the reality is. i haven't yet been able to work out the details of governing the eventual return of refugees that have been previously patry. between one thousand nine hundred two and two thousand and five bangladesh repack created some two hundred thirty thousand. mohammad yousuf who fled to bangladesh in one thousand nine hundred one to escape more violence could have returned but chose not to he says he didn't have the right to move about freely or practice his religion in peace. but it's
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a decision that still causes him pain i'm not going to. let. my heart feel so hopefully there's a terrible feeling in my heart qualities and asks why i can't go home i live so close to me. he still dreams of going home but he says only when conditions are right florence louis al-jazeera yangon. is eden's prime minister is due to meet her australian counterpart on sunday for the first time since her election win last month she sent a are done is expected to reiterate have criticised his offer of accepting up to one hundred fifty refugees from australia's decommissioned mannus island detention center in papa new guinea about six hundred men have barricaded themselves inside the camp food running water and medical services were caught off by australia four days ago a treatment to spark protests in many australian cities with more than a thousand people demonstrating in sydney earlier andrew thomas was at the protest . the central message of this protest is bring them here the refugees who were
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sent to the pacific gardens of mass improper new guinea and the route before a half years ago have suffered enough and should be brought to australia and the more immediate and of course the concern very concerned about conditions inside the walls australian is frozen on the minus side and the six hundred men who are refusing to leave that facility now being without fresh water without food and without power. those men are drinking water they're collecting in winnie bins and wolf getting out of a self built well but there are real concerns about dysentery and other health problems inside the prison now australia's government says those men have been in accommodation elsewhere or man i saw islands but the united nations analysts say that accommodation isn't ready for them yet it's still a construction site and the refugees any why sight that accommodation isn't site they say that it isn't protected from the locals who want to do them harm who don't
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welcome them into the community and many of those refugees when they have been out of that prison in the past on have seen attacks well we spoke to a few of the protesters here and here's some of what i had to say is appalling. and. i think i think i think. the situation. is completely and utterly horrible and i think it's really. stands. out we really need to get off. the false bring these men who are suffering. on sunday new zealand prime minister comes to australia to talk to australian counterpart. has said that she sticks by an offer made by her freedom to take one hundred fifty of the refugees and resettle them.
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has rejected but it will be made again on sunday and then there is the question of whether. the ripley papua new guinea live in australia. then it would be made between those two independent countries. now cap anita carter's pushed him on to political parties in favor of catalonia secession from spain to form a coalition for the region's election in december but posted the message on twitter is in belgium why he fled after being a move from office but is exact whereabouts unknown after european arrest warrant was issued for him and for his allies they face charges of rebellion sedition and misuse of public funds for pursuing the referendum but says he will not return to spain until he receives a guarantee that he'll face a fair trial but back in his hometown of jarana supporters say they agree with his decision to stay in belgium but others are not so convinced this is the city celebrates its annual fiesta under simmons's that. tradition is colliding with
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politics in. the city's annual festival has gone ahead despite attempts to cool it off your own a province is the heartland of. politics. despite appearances people say lou one here is really happy. that all my family i'm from. and they don't understand exactly what is happening here is very. very young we need. to. do the. right we are going to fight but i think it's very difficult in the old city many balconies make a political statement the spanish national flag represents the minority. city councillors say they're in mourning over the jailing of eight sacked cabinet
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ministers in the news or just black drapes allayed on the front of city hall and the flags above are at half mast the european union the catalan regional and the juror city flags the spanish national flag was removed when secession was declared more than a week ago. and the mayor says she supports pleased being in belgium. even in the big i mean i fully understand why president puts them on is seeking european protection especially after seeing what has happened to the rest of the government ministers we can't have a situation where we have political prisoners and i think it's ok that he protects himself and he makes our conflict more visible internationally the weeklong festival was supposed to end with a firework display but that's now being canceled organizers who had to consider cutting out other parts of the shed you chose to focus on events aimed at children
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in catalonia culture tradition and politics have always gone hand in hand the children may be having fun watched by their parents but this year's festival takes place against the backdrop of a long going to increasingly bitter struggle for secession andrew simmons al-jazeera. want to bring a. five nation tour of asia presenting a united front against north korea. volcano is to turn itself into a world leader in clean energy. level pulled the west ham to the level on points with us. on that. welcome back now the weather across europe is shakeout require interest seven x.
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border with saudi arabia. meanwhile saudi arabia state television is reporting that the kingdom has appointed new ministers for the national guard and for economy and running this citing a royal decree. brought also hearing reports now that an anti corruption committee headed by the crown prince mohammed bin some on of saudi arabia has detained several princes and dozens of former ministers are joining us now is ian black he is a visiting senior fellow at the middle east center at the london school of economics and thanks for speaking to us and so if i can ask you about this we've had a number of developments tonight related to domestic changes in domestic politics in saudi arabia how might this the formation of this new corruption committee be viewed what questions and concerns my might come from that. well did this is a this is a breaking story and it's developing quite rapidly and there is
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a detailed information but it looks like a precedent it. series of actions that flowing from royal decrees that have been coming out this evening was that we first of all we had the reports of the of the dismissal of these two key ministers and now that was being followed by reports of this anti corruption committee that was announced earlier but no names are starting to come out and it seems to be quite extraordinary there are this is this is none of this is confirmed by hasten to add that there are names of people who were. powerful figures ministers princes and this is all being done in the name of according to you know fairly pro side of the media in terms of. improved economic performance and oversight of public finances that's the that's the keep perhaps to understanding this and that's consistent with the very very ambitious plans that
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are being overseen by saudi arabia's crown prince mohammed bin someone this very. very dynamic thirty to thirty two year old prince young man in a hurry use pledge to transform the saudi arabia economy to modernize it to wean itself off its addiction to oil with all kinds of economic social consequences this is one of the biggest things that's happened since he was appointed to the to the job to the to be the heir to the throne in. june and it's consistent with things that have happened before when ben sutton mom was given the position of crown prince by his father king someone he replaced the man who had been previously in that job one hundred been nice and according to some interpretations of what type. and both on the ministerial front and on the n.t. corruption from these measures are all designed to consolidate bin solomon
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in power but also to improve the execution of his very very vicious plans for economic transformation that's called vision twenty thirty that's the the headline so what is the extraordinary range of of plans for the future of the kingdom so it's also another reminder of how a country which is. quite hard to understand certainly from the outside can be very opaque is repeatedly hitting the headlines only last week he unveiled in some of them tell these plans for this make it cities futuristic new. area on the red sea he talked about returning certainty arabia to moderate islam things which generated you know screaming headlines across the globe and attracting very very intense
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attention to what's going on so the decrees to note that doing that yet again but underlying how rapid the pace of change is in saudi arabia at the moment and i suppose there are also risks to that because you have but a tickle changes that you outline but they are being accompanied by some very ambitious economic plans for the future and i guess all this is really aimed at investing in new industries and creating jobs for young saudi population from medical middleclass population have certain economic expectations when it comes to their standard of living. but nevertheless you do also have conservative elements of the ruling establishment how might the sochaux economic changes be viewed by them. well there are actually risks involved it's interesting that on social media already and the credible pace which of these things move there
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are people there are a saudi it's an arabic media the occluding have been seven months move against people who are described as corrupt many of the people if their names are correct of course one has to keep qualifying that that many of the people who have been named. at the associated with allegations of corruption in the past the been there's been talk of money laundering and so on and so forth so if these. arrests these moves are framed as part of an economic modernization program then that certainly gives them. a sort of i don't understand the bull background it's also true of course that there are people in saudi arabia who are. unhappy with. the scale of change that is being offered people will remember only a few months ago we saw a few weeks ago sorry we saw the. remarkable decision not in the way to to allow women in saudi arabia to drive previously always been denied that basic right
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that's very significant social change also one with economic implications in terms of the participation of women in the workforce it's not just about. twisted interpretation if you like of sharia law it's something that matters to. towards the goal of putting women in the workplace and generally opening up a rather sclerotic economy there are people who are opposed to that we've also seen in recent weeks lists of people some of them conservative clerics others more liberal activists there are clearly people out who are opposed to it there's a theory going around this evening for example the replacement of concealment abdullah as head of the inten of the national guard an important part of the. so the security system that that was motivated by the wish to buy been summoned to
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have full control of all. of the security forces perhaps in order to stave off the opposition even potentially all and opposition in the future i don't know whether that's correct but the argument is is indicative of the sort of the the level of discussion of these things they're going on the controversy around by but rather by them or overruled the sense that this young prince crown prince is moving very. energetically to consolidate things and to keep things on the right track whether these allegations turn out to be true whether anything will be done in public with any kind of transparency we don't know that's the missing part of the fascinating picture the decider the arabiya at the moment it's very little there's very little in the way of transparency the things that are done we have sudden decrees including these very dramatic ones that we've heard of this evening
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we do and very crucial point you raise but that we must leave it thank you very much ian black for putting all these developments into context for us now donald trump assess off on a twelve day tour of asia and longest trip to the region by a u.s. president in twenty five is it was in hawaii and is now heading to japan way is expected to build support for his tough stance on north korea scott higher points from tokyo. japan the first stop and president donald trump's twelve day trip to asia his longest abroad since taking office. here and throughout his trip a great deal of focus will be on the mounting tension over north korea's missile and nuclear program. japan's prime minister shinzo of it was the first head of state to visit trump even before he was sworn in as president mr prime minister the two leaders have a tight relationship will play a round of golf and have
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a steak dinner out with their spouses on sunday monday's meetings will be more formal including an audience with emperor akihito the most important thing for trump mr trump to do. during his stay in tokyo east to make sure. and send a message that u.s. japan remain solid and japan and the prime minister are the hay. on board with regard to north korea and regard to china a recent poll in japan found nearly half of those asked about the leader's relationship said it was only good for the u.s. . japan is always wary of the united states reaction when talking about trump i'm a bit afraid of what lies ahead to continue to fly towards us but the united states doesn't do anything so suddenly that it probably isn't wavering in who he is but i'm doubtful of whether he's really thinking about the interests of the united
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states all the rest of the well hawkish in dealing with north korea has kept the issue of the abduction of japanese citizens by north korea a live monday trouble visit some families of those who have been abducted over eighteen thousand police officers will be on the streets of tokyo during president trump's visit one of the largest ever security personnel mobilizations and for the very first time an all female security team has been created from milan and of on to trump. as a candidate and as president trump has slammed unfair trade deals with asian nations but it's not expected he will talk much about this in japan the focus is expected to remain on how the two allies will deal with north korea it's got other al-jazeera so. a new global nutrition report has found tens of millions of children around the world are suffering from some form of malnutrition in the case of yemen the food shortages have been worsened by the ongoing civil war and the saudi led air campaign which has left millions on the brink of starvation and sasha going to
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reports now on the struggle of one teenage girl whose battle to stay alive caught the world's attention. arms and legs like twigs barely able to hold her head up and looking more like a child played it became a haunting reminder of yemenis suffering last year. this year nineteen year old qaeda is strong enough to smile play with her siblings and even do chores for her family of ten but she's still suffering she can't chew her diet consists of biscuits milk and juice and she didn't have enough energy for an interview. i cannot afford her medical treatment it's costly in the end i gave up some benevolent people came to help and took her for treatment now she's back here but still not well. the global nutrition report says almost every country is grappling
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with serious nutrition issues ranging from what it calls undernourishment to obesity that means millions of stunted children and mimic women and a rise in obesity across the globe in yemen the issue is exacerbated by a more than two and a half year war that's created what the u.n. describes as the worst humanitarian crisis in the world earlier this year it warned that yemen and twenty million people across africa were at risk of starvation leadin if human and human there are more than ten million children and done need of humanitarian aid one and a half million of suffering from malnourishment and three hundred seventy thousand from acute mel nourishment so eat a tripled her weight in the last year but her father earns only a dollar a day and says he needs help feeding his family lives and that i will have it the
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aid is not reaching us if you are dust and to receive a bag of flour it takes ages the global nutrition report says forty five percent of children in the world die from nutrition related issues yet only one percent of global aid is earmarked for addressing them that's why there's an urgent call for greater funding and understanding that properly nourished people are the engines of economic development natasha going to hell does iraq. an american woman accused of insulting zimbabwe's president robert mugabe has appeared in court and harare donovan who works for the gamba t.v. is charged with attempting to overthrow the government she'll remain in custody over the weekend she was detained in a dorm right on her home in the capital it's a first arrest as a ministry of cyber security was created last month if found guilty she faces up to twenty years in prison. now chile is fast becoming one of the world's leaders in clean renewable energy south american nation is taking advantage of its unique job
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or a fee to attract investors to several state of the op projects use in human was given a tour of the continent's first geothermal power plant. in the world's driest desert endless solar energy panels took up the highest radiation levels on the planet chile has practically no oil resources and always struggled to produce energy but that was before it discovered its infinite potential for renewable alternatives. accelerated technological changes have made these renewable energy resources much more competitive for generating electricity than fossil fuels. there's another advantage there's no need to expropriate land or displace entire communities or flood for tile fields as with hydroelectric dams for example the at that comet desert is practically barren but paradoxically it's a mentally rich in minerals and of course sunlight but there is more above the
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desert is another extraordinary source of energy volcanoes. at nearly five thousand meters above sea level this is the world's highest and most ambitious geothermal plant south america's first. steam is extracted from the belly of the volcano three thousand meters below it moves turbines that can produce electricity for one hundred and sixty five thousand homes. as the steam cools it injected back into the volcano to be converted again into steve this energy is an energy that is available twenty four hours a day all days all season the whole year it's a base load energy record which is the grades. handicap of renewable energy the c.e.o. of n l green power came for the official launch of the plant as did president michelle bachelet she says chile is on track to become seventy percent reliant on
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renewable energy by two thousand and fifty almost double the current rate. near by that tiny desert town of oh yeah way is already reaping the benefits it's now getting electricity twenty four hours a day means that life. is fine won't go out after midnight and if they medallist now we can store perishable things like meat and chicken and have ice cream to. technology has been helped by chile's unique geography vast solar fields and volcanoes along the end these mountains and wind farms running four thousand kilometers from the desert to the magellan straits are turning this country into a renewable energy leader. newman i'll just see that so chile is your support now with joe. thank you what africa is about to get its new football champions and it looks like they'll be from morocco with that casablanca lead eight
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time title winners egypt one nail in the second leg of their final match with the first leg finishing one what it means without the two one on aggregate it looks like it will be their first continental champions league crown since nineteen ninety two barcelona football club is done being diplomatic in the long running crisis over catalonia succession their fans showed their true colors ahead of saturday's game with severe they displayed protest banners calling for justice for the eight politicians imprisoned over the declaration of independence ahead of kickoff or barcelona released a statement on thursday saying it was dismayed by the presentence is issued by the national cotton calling for solidarity with those affected it rather took the focus off and on messi was playing in his six hundredth game for the club he was more of a spectator in their two one victory with fair scoring both of their goals to keep barcelona well clear at the top of the league. in germany leaders by in munich have now gone six points clear at the top of the bundesliga they beat rivals but those
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who don't mundane what's known as their classic are iron robin roberts. were all scorers in the three one victory they're now unbeaten in nine games. in the english premier league liverpool beat west ham to keep up the pressure on fourth and fifth place chelsea and arsenal mohamed salah scored twice for the reds including a seventy fifth minute goal jol might have been alex chamberlain was also the scorers west ham managed one goal but it was an hour for the hosts for one was how it ended. ten is now an american jack soccer player qualifier philip k. novich in the paris masters final on sunday sock beat frenchman jim bennett in straight sets seven five six two and could make it to the a.c.c. while talk finals with a time when in paris crying of its war he started the hopes of american john isner who was also a world tour finals is now would have qualified for the event in london with
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a title win in paris but the serb shocked him with a three sets win six holes six seven seven six. unlike tennis has struggled to tries large television audiences but that could be about to change the most lucrative vent in sports reached its finale in qatar so he went along to find out how it's trying to grow its global appeal. it's a sport with more than one hundred eighty years of history. bases the constant challenge of trying to reinvent itself the fun of the qatar classic an all egyptian affair between muhammad ali and talk with him come the time that the sport is attempting to grow its audience following three consecutive bids to be part of the olympics presence in all the broadcasters we've got some really good deals with nice discourses already but we've got to make sure that it's you know young and
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appealing to you know to the youngsters the games organizers have taken action to make squash more appealing as a spectator sport critics say the ball is too difficult to see when hit hard prompting heavy investment in high definition t.v. production to make the ball more visible huge efforts of also been made to use the internet to spread interest squash court much such as the final live online they can get through watching t.v. which is an online streaming service is the team over here they broadcast over five hundred matches worldwide and here i mean interest is already paying off. this year videos on squash t.v.'s you tube account surpassed fifty million views that's a one hundred percent increase since two thousand and fifteen the sport is also trying to build its commercial appeal the qatar classic as part of the p.s.a. world series an elite group ing of events which form the most financially lucrative circuit in the game however the amount of prize money available at tour of events
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is just a fraction of the million plus dollar purses on offer in sports such as tennis and golf. it just comes down to how many people want to watch it you know i mean. you know. you know the more interesting. it was mohamed i'll show you that finally came out on top in doha is the title here for the man known as the beast developed sandra and he is the future of the sport is in good hands i think we're a good place yes he works really well they have done a good job for all of the players for. such a great calendar for all the i think all of the tourist from right now and getting stronger. watch suffers from a lack of star power and the qatar classic champion says he's more interested in winning than becoming the face of the sport but finding a player that can transcend the game might just be what. al-jazeera. now govt has a reputation for being a gentlemen's game often played over
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a luxury afternoon by amateurs but it turns out it doesn't have to be slow. you know i mean. it's just. all i. would look for is that. this was a guinness world record attempt to play the foster's hole and go by a team of four players from the european tour form sayings from france england and south africa the previous record set by france with thirty four point eight seven seconds and the professional set their mission pretty seriously as you can see south africa and england were the front runners but in the end they could only be won. a new record viable thirty two point seven zero. for. a no on friday. and just to let you know that without casablanca have now been
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crowned the new african champions league champions and that isn't for me for now it's but samarium in london thank you very much for the news hour but much more coming up for you in a few moments time i have a full list of news you stay with al-jazeera see in a bit. with. november on al-jazeera. in a historic visit the pope will travel to me in my bangladesh bringing more focus to
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the plight of the range of. a new six part series about extraordinary lives of the common people from across tunisia. as the u.s. backs away from the paris climate agreement well diplomats will be gathering in bone to restate that commitment. from the heart of asia one when he springs captivating stories and award winning fields. as tensions on the korean peninsula remain high president trump in the box in a five nation tour to east asia november on al-jazeera. the consequence of war. he served in the marine corps for one thousand two hundred that just doesn't go away. for a living out of his truck for the last couple years. he's homeless al-jazeera follows a group of u.s. army veterans much ised by war. as they struggle to get their lives back.
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at this time. facing realities the president said that there would be a complete audit a hundred percent audit that audit hasn't happened getting to the heart of the matter so are you saying then that the future of the g.c.c. will be in doubt. here the story. on talk to al-jazeera at this time. saudi arabia says its ad defense system has intercepted a long range ballistic missile fired from yemen this as the saudi crown prince's new anti corruption committee detains ten other princes and dozens of former ministers.

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