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saying that the future of the g.c.c. will be in doubt. here their story. on talk to al-jazeera at this time. we understand the differences and the similarities of cultures across the world. so no matter where you call home al-jazeera will bring in the news and current affairs that matter to. al-jazeera. hezbollah leader hassan nasrallah accuses saudi arabia of forcing the lebanese prime minister to resign. hello i'm barbara starr you're watching al-jazeera live from london also coming up
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on the program the saudi crown prince consolidates his hold on power after eleven princes and four minister is arrested in a corruption crackdown ousted catalan leader a catalyst for the mountain for other ministers to turn themselves in the belgian police and the exodus continues thousands of displaced way to make shift camps in the hope of finding a boat ride to bangladesh. thank you for joining us we begin the program in lebanon where the leader of the iran backed his bowler movement says the surprise resignation of prime minister assad was imposed by saudi arabia hariri announced he was stepping down in a statement from the saudi capital riyadh on saturday in it he criticized iran and said he feared for his life but asked some question whether he had written the statement himself so in a holder has the latest now from beirut. yet again lebanon is on the brink its
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prime minister has resigned a country not immune to political crises and its people know all too well what instability can bring. we've lived through the civil war and we know a small incident up a situation it's not resolved and there are no mature minds the country will fall apart and that is what we're free will happen. so how did how did his announcement came as a shock from the saudi capital riyadh he cited concerns for his life and blamed iran and its lebanese ally hezbollah for meddling in arab affairs many interpreted the move as a declaration by saudi arabia of all out war against hezbollah but the group accused the saudi government of declaring war against lebanon and then listed the resignation was saudi this isn't dictated on saddle hariri and it was not willing to resign it is not
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his decision period and i think all the lebanese politicians and media people press people followers are accepting this conclusion even in the fall. of nationalists from there is why the man was allowed to come back to lebanon and the from lebanon the kind that his resignation. hezbollah said it would avoid political escalation and deal with the situation calmly but the resignation is not isolated from the iranian saudi rivalry playing out across the region. the resignation is related to what's going on in the region there are two main powers vying for influence and lebanon one is in the eye of the struggle this is not an internal lebanese matter. iran's ally the lebanese party has and its allies had a powerful role in government but hezbollah is not only
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a political party it has an armed wing that has helped keep syrian president bashar assad's government in power iran's influence has expanded across the middle east and saudi arabia the united states and israel have all made it clear they intend to take a more aggressive stance to curb iran's power in lebanon now there is a dangerous political vacuum there can't be easily filled levanon it is a parliamentary democracy but in reality it is a consensual democracy the two rival political camps need to agree on a compromise candidate who will be able to put together a national unity government that won't be easy and his allies refuse to share power with hezbollah and appointing a candidate close to hezbollah will risk isolating lebanon this isn't the first time political life in lebanon has come to an end and it isn't the first time the saudi arabian rivalry is to blame in the past the country has pulled back from the edge the question many ask is if it will be able to do so again. beirut.
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there's been a major shake up in the top ranks of saudi arabia's government and ruling family a new saudi anti corruption committee has overseen the arrest of eleven saudi princes for sitting cabinet ministers and dozens of former ministers the bank accounts of those arrested will be frozen and many assets related to the corruption cases will be registered as state property well all of those the tane that is a prince are well you've been best known as a billionaire investor controlling major stakes in twitter twenty first century fox and citi group and previously listed in time magazine's one hundred most influential people list the most significant internal move involves prince been a bowler who was removed from his post as the head of the national guard he's the son of the late king abdullah and was considered a contender for the throne also out is the minister of economy and the planning at the bin mohammed for key and dismissals are widely seen as consolidating the power
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of the crown prince mohammed bin some money also known as n b yes he was elevated to the position of crown prince just four months ago this placing an older cousin all saudi arabia's king sound man has discussed the security and economic issues in a phone call with u.s. president donald trump but they didn't appear to have discussed the major cabinet overhaul that hashtag winning reports now on the implications of the shake up call it a surprise saturday night shake up. saudi state t.v. reported that eleven princes three current and dozens of former ministers have been detained as part of an entire corruption probe only hours after the formation of an investigative committee was announced it's difficult to relate this to corruption since they didn't have enough time to make a prosecution or to make investigations about that if there was something or some
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information collected previously why did the and with. the case by case in different be this before about the not doing this overnight all these people together which is rather spacious the saudi cabinet overhaul is viewed as a power play by king solomon analysts say it's designed to ensure his son and heir to the throne crown prince mohammed bin solomon consolidates power and does so among their branch of the royal family he's making this public relations stance to get more public support and also a little bit of the way his popularity one of the most high profile figures pushed out is the minister of the national guard prince metabo bin of dollar he was the son of former king of and once thought to be next in line to the throne he was the remaining member of the abdullah family in such a high level position. also detained is prince will lead bin tell out he's one
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of the wealthiest men in the world and given his widespread investments is detainment could have an impact on global business. this shake up sends a message there's a new political order but only do we have a new chapter opening up in saudi arabia we have a whole new book a whole new political i bet if you will accept i mean with one exception that's still all done in secrecy. it's also a reminder that four months after the crown prince was named heir to the throne there can be no mistake mohammed bin selman is the future for saudi arabia natasha going to zero zero zero meanwhile some residents in the saudi capital say the arrests were justified. when everything happened yesterday is only the beginning of what is planned from correcting mistakes correcting the ministries and
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correcting any injustices against the general population. corruption should have been fought a long time ago because it's corruption that delay society's development. well since he was appointed crown prince in june mohamed bin has flagged broad plans to transform both saudi arabia's culture and its economy just over a week ago he promised to return the king them to what he called a moderate islam well with me in the studio is undress krieger who is a strategic security analyst and an assistant professor at king's college here in london thanks so much for joining us here in the studio first of all what do you make of this pretty dramatic and pretty sudden shake up i mean if you look at twitter today i mean it was all about you know this is like a big bang of what's happening in riyadh a lot of things happening love conspiracy theories as as well i think there are two things happening here yes there is a clamp on corruption i think that's very important if you want to bring saudi arabia into the twenty first century you need to climb down on corruption but
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obviously how do you define corruption is a different issue i think there are two not more important underlying things one making the economy already that also means consolidating power over the economy consolidating money power over money as well i mean someone like prince for example he himself has billions of dollars invested overseas bringing that money back home having more exercising more control over that entity is very important for the saudi economy which is lex money at the moment and the other thing is obviously political power as well as you know getting rid of these people that might potentially stand in the way of these radical reforms that we're seeing happening in saudi arabia that at least bob and simon is trying to to to to do in the future and and as well mark when someone is trying to to you know this transition is not over do you think i think he will be king very soon in a matter of months and you know you need you can have people there with alternative power said i mean you talk about sort of consolidating i mean financially and
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getting the economy ready of course what mohamed when someone's been promising is a change of the economy and the culture as well arguably the two go hand and hand he could try and change the economy how hard is going to be for him to change at the culture is it just a matter of you know demoting if you princes and minister. no i mean the shake up that we're seeing right now is basically completely changing the nature of the state of south of saudi arabia you know and that goes back all the way to the one nine hundred thirty s. and even even i would even say until the eighteenth century you know having these two poles on the one hand the pole of the south is the political power and on the other hand the religious pole which is the other clerics of the country and first of all getting rid of that clerical influence the religious conservative influence that particular rose after nine hundred seventy nine this is going to be difficult he's doing it and i think this is what the young saudis want but the problem is he has to fight against the older generation has to fight against those that rose and grew into the saudi arabia that we know today and you know and doing that against some of the people who have very good relationships with this all system and they
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have made a lot of fortune in this system and that's going to be difficult and that's why there is over the last couple of months we've seen so many arrests not just of liberals but people who are actually quite outspokenly in favor of his policies people who have a lot of money people have a lot of influence all of them being arrested this is some for sort of all three tarion liberalization if you want you know politically very much clamping down on people and socially talking at least about liberalization and create i know you'll be with us for the next few hours or to analyze this in more detail for the moment thank you you thank. well saudi arabia has led a campaign against to the rebels in yemen since two thousand and fifteen the yemeni capital was hit by air strikes overnight and into sunday targeting the who to run the fence ministry and the square used for mass rallies this follows the firing as we mentioned of a missile over the saudi capital riyadh on saturday by who the rebels they've released this footage which they say shows the launch by who the forces of
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a ballistic missile aimed at riyadh's king holiday airport on saturday it was intercepted by saudi arabia's air defense and shut down before it reached its target well the spokesman for the saudi led coalition fighting in yemen says saudi arabia has evidence that iran is providing the who are these in yemen with weapons and expertise. these militant fifty's are supported by a radio experts iran provides the military experts and planners in collaboration in cooperation with the terrorist organization of hizbollah eleven they're trying to control the strait in a dangerous challenge to regional peace and stability and to the ships through the strait and international trade. well that much more to come on the program including hundreds demonstrate in madrid against the treatment of catalans detained politicians plus australia rejects new zealand's offer to take in refugees so what
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happens now over the standoff on than a sign. hello find the weather's consolidated to something actionable a low developing in their currency or around the general or the gulf in general and these sort of things can if they really tight be the equivalent of small hurricanes this will certainly get pretty windy in the next what eighteen to twenty four hours bring stormy conditions anywhere from sardinia up to the north of italy a lot of snow on the northern flank and you see the circulation and the green is rains rain south of it and the rain generates the east it is well behind it things cotton dam but we get the mistress strong wind a northerly wind blowing down the road valley of southern france that's all the action in europe for the next two or three days and they will be some action but
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all around it is an awful lot quieter and there are rains from back into the u.k. as you can see eleven degrees is the forecast temperature in london on the high side of normal not extraordinary now because of what's happening just the west of it's legal to have some rain coming down and hitting north now geria and tunisia still quite were about twenty two degrees of the dian to seventeen algiers that will slowly improve as things slight slight rotate eastwards but this is looking potentially quite stormy and the showers eventually will run into western libya once more. again i stand as the geology of both resources and. why are they so poor measuring. when trying to form a god might. be the toughest when essentially nowhere the more we would push them the more they push back we knew it was coming the pressure was to be set in wait.
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to be surprised with a preemptive strike on the body at this time and i'll just say you're. welcome back here's a reminder of the top stories on al-jazeera the saudi crown prince has made moves to consolidate his hold on power between saturday night and sunday morning eleven saudi princes four sitting cabinet ministers and dozens of former ministers that were arrested the leader of the armed group hezbollah says that saudi arabia forced the resignation of lebanese prime minister saad hariri to be announced his
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resignation on saturday while on a visit to riyadh. al-jazeera spoke to a member of iran's parliament who also said it was clear the saudi government had orchestrated reraise resignation iran's government has rejected allegations that it's fueling tensions in the region saying bus driver he has more now from tehran. not having hussein is a member of the iranian parliament he's also the spokesman for the parliamentary commission on national security and foreign policy he gave us his perspective on the events unfolding in saudi arabia over the last few days regarding the resignation of the lebanese prime minister he said there's no doubt in the iranian government's mind that saad hariri was pressured by the saudi government to step down and it was a court needed effort to distract from saudi arabia's own internal political problems here's what he had to say. just on your crew in the government of saudi arabia there has been a coup and saudi arabia tried to use the resignation of saad hariri to hide that
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tennille movements and thought the saudi government but the first headline is the resignation of saad hariri not incidents happening inside the government of saudi arabia so we believe that this is coordinated now he also said that iran's government has information to suggest that hardline political groups are taking over saudi affairs but he took the opportunity to reach out to the saudi government . we believe if there is cooperation between saudi arabia and iran it is beneficial for the rage and it could bring calm to the region but they rely on america they rely on israel they think that with american weapons they can be a power in the region this is a wrong theory the government before the revolution in iran the shah's regime with totally saving america but americans abandoned him during the islamic revolution so instead of relying on american powers and foreign powers pay attention to the countries of the bridge and finally hussein he said that attacks by yemen's hooty fighters on targets inside saudi arabia are in evitable he said that hundreds of
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yemenis are dying every day in saudi bombardment and that the people that they're fighting can't be expected to do nothing husseini said that yemen had become a quagmire for saudi arabia in the same way that vietnam had become a quagmire for the americans and he said that it was time for saudi arabia to stop the violence and negotiate their way out of the conflict because as he said the era of empires is over. a car bomb has killed at least one hundred civilians including children who were trying to escape the syrian city of there as or at least one hundred forty others were wounded in the attack which i saw says it was responsible for government forces announced on friday that i saw had been pushed out of the city which was their last major urban stronghold where some adventure fighters more now from gaziantep on the turkey syria border according to fighters of the syrian democratic forces or as the year for a number of people had gathered as they took areas from myself fighters and trying to reach safety when the eisel car bomb hit them as they had gathered the numbers
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have been high because these are people who were trying to reach safety from the front lines as the a fight has continued their push towards the iraq syria border they say that these people were mostly from areas in the outskirts of the province but they couldn't take the casualties today or that there is your city because on its on the other side or the euphrates river which is under government control now and the syrian democratic forces say they took the injured and the casualties to has occurred which is under their control. it's worth noting that there's been intense fighting between isis fighters and all of the forces who are trying to raise two words the iraq syria border on both sides of the euphrates river on the western side we have the syrian government forces backed by russia who are making advances and trying to reach the very important kemal border crossing where the iraqi side has also been pushing i see fighters to words and there's a large gathering of them towards the area and on the eastern side of the syrian
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democratic forces are moving towards the area and as they take more areas more people are being created from these areas trying to move forward safety trying to get away from the front lines and that's where the attack happened. ousted catalan leader countless wisdom on turn four of his colleagues have surrendered to belgian police spain issued a european arrest warrant for them on friday over their role in catalonia controversial secession referendum hundreds of people are demonstrating in madrid against the treatment of catalan politicians there are currently eight former members of catalonia separatist government in prison a similar protest was staged in barcelona they've a cheater has this report. and four of his deposed cabinet ministers surrendered themselves at this police station in central brussels and were officially placed under arrest at nine seventeen sunday morning they were then transferred in a police van to the office of the brussels prosecutor but they were not put in
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handcuffs. an investigative judge has been appointed will now examine the case laid against them by the court in madrid who issued the warrants the investigative judge . refusal to execute the wrist. people involved freezing the conditions under which the more has exercised his right under belgian law to have the hearing conducted in flemish a belgian region of flanders has long shared catalonia bishan for independence some analysts say it's an attempt to politicize the whole process the legal procedures surrounding the european arrest warrant have been streamlined and reform but it still could take up to sixty days before any extradition is carried out on in special circumstances up to ninety days but legal experts now say there are a limited grounds to resist the arrest warrants so there is for instance no grounds
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for for refusal based on the political nature of the of fence any more so this has been abolished here are two different grounds for refusal could be used one on the basis of a serious risk of infringements are funny stuff which demo. human rights and the second ones on the basis of double criminality pushed him on his ministers are charged by madrid with rebellion the sedition and misuse of public funds and of facing a maximum sentence of thirty years in jail the double criminality clause examines if those charges mean the same in both belgium and spain if the appeal on any of the grounds allowed under the european arrest warrant they will go before yet another judge in a bid to fight extradition traitor al jazeera brussels. hundreds of nationalist protesters have been detained in russia the unauthorized demonstrations coincided
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with russia's national. unity day and the police accuse the protesters of breaching public order of those arrested are believed to be linked to the nationalist politician and kremlin critic of months of the group was the clear and extremist organization by a russian court last week there's been a shooting at a church in the u.s. state of texas according to a local newspaper the sheriff says there were multiple deaths and the shooter has been taken down we will bring you more details on that breaking news story as we get it here on al-jazeera. from in front as well in opposition politician freddy where vajra has sort refuge in the chilean ambassador his residence in caracas and comes after authorities sought to remove his congressional immunity so that he could be tried for instigating violence with iran's the hardline popular will party and is also the deputy leader of congress. at least twenty seven people have died
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and nearly two dozen are missing after typhoon them are a barrel into southern and central vietnam on saturday more than forty thousand homes have been damaged and highways submerged as heavy rains and winds of one hundred thirty kilometers an hour tore through the country the rain is expected to last until tuesday in the city of the nine where the apac summit is due to be held . al-jazeera has obtained exclusive footage of the splay stranger waiting in their thousands on a beach in myanmar to cross into bangladesh by boat since august more than six hundred thousand the fled the military crackdown which the u.n. says amounts to ethnic cleansing the myanmar government denies claims its troops have committed a atrocities but as florence louis reports from young gone the exodus of refugees continues. a makeshift settlement has sprung up. in rakhine state top all in sheets and blankets propped up on sticks service shelter from the sun
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and rain many have been here for weeks it's difficult to verify the numbers because journalists are restricted from traveling to northern rakhine but the person who sent us this video says there are thousands of people on the beach and they all share one goal to escape to bangladesh. rakhine people looted our properties and set fire to our homes our cattle even we have nothing left. but the boatmen are charging sixty five thousand per person to cross and i can't afford that. says people are hungry thirsty and desperate the myanmar minister told al jazeera the government has been providing people there with some humanitarian assistance. we've asked them why they want to go to bangladesh there is a care if you a northern recalling but there is no cleansing operation going on and no more attacks of taken place recently but the real hinge of a still crossing into bangladesh bringing with them accounts of persecution and abuse they enter despite the risk about two hundred people have drowned since
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august when their boats capsized there is still very much an influx the numbers are lower than what we saw in september but people are still coming by the thousands they are coming by the lamb water and also the sea border crossing africa are some are so desperate that they make the dangerous journey around through the bath and all for weeks the government and state owned media here in myanmar have been saying stability has been restored in recalling and that authorities are starting to rehabilitate areas destroyed by violence but it's becoming increasingly clear that one group the ranger is being excluded more than half the revenger population in myanmar have now fled to bangladesh with many more waiting to make the journey florence li al jazeera yangon. australia has turned down new zealand's offer to resettle one hundred fifty refugees from its controversial detention center in papua new guinea there's a tense standoff at the man asylum camp or six hundred refugees are refusing to
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leave because they fear that they'll be attacked and thomas reports from sydney. the refugees refusing to leave what was the man assad in prison about going five days without food surviving on rain water one thing the refugees are pinning their hopes on is a deal with new zealand to resettle them more than four years ago then prime minister john key offered to take one hundred fifty refugees a year off the route but australia's government has never taken up that offer saying that new zealanders have a right to live in australia that deal would always be seen as a back door into australia well new zealand's new center left prime minister was asked on sunday morning whether that offer still stands you of course do not have the second stances that a stranger is operating under but we also cannot ignore the human face of what a strain we're is dealing with as well said that offer is very genuine and absolutely remains on the table the the offers has been restated we thank you
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zealand for make that offer we're not we are not taking it up at this time for the reasons i explained earlier malcolm turnbull said he wants to work through a deal with the united states first to resettle up to twelve hundred fifty of them honest and the refugees there only once that process is complete well they can set up office but that deal with the us is moving painfully slowly don't trump eight states and only fifty or so refugees have been resettled in the u.s. more than a year after that deal with first announced meanwhile the suffering on medicine or it goes on australia's government is always say the responsibility for the refugees lies ultimately with the new guinea's government so i asked the center of the and whether she considered making an offer the right to its government instead would you consider making this offer directly for new guinea leaving australia out of the loop because the offer is still under. consideration by a stray so there is no need to do so but according to pump and you gain either ease
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and need to do so immigration minister on sunday told us in a text message. zealand resettling one hundred refugees would be a great relief to. find that it's a deal australia must preserve the sites for the bottom line is that without. it doesn't look as though those refugees will be gone. that is it for this half hour you can find that much more on our website the address al jazeera dot com you can see our top stories there and that reshuffle in saudi arabia still leading. on after reminder of the headlines on al-jazeera the leader of the armed group hezbollah says the resignation of lebanon's prime minister was a saudi decision said harry be announced his resignation on saturday while
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a visit to the saudi capital riyadh he blamed iran for a few willing instability in the region and said he feared an assassination plot against the this is the statement written by this if you want to discuss it would need to discuss. the way. it is it's not the way of saddam really and it's not the way of. what has been written and the resignation statement is completely different he even said that harry reid. came to power the way he thinks the way he deals with matters the way his sort out problems doesn't go. with the content of those relations statement. there's been a major shake up in the top ranks of saudi arabia's government and ruling family between saturday night and sunday morning eleven saudi princes four sitting cabinet
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ministers and dozens of former ministers were arrested the dismissals are widely seen as consolidating the power of the crown prince mohammed bin solomon eisel says it was responsible for a security for an attack on a security headquarters in yemen sports city of aden at least fifteen people died and eight hundred others will explosion in the cormac's our neighborhood. a car bomb has killed at least one hundred civilians including children who are trying to escape the syrian city of that as at least one hundred forty others were wounded in the attack which eisel says it was responsible for government forces announced on friday that i saw had been pushed out of the city. ousted catalan leader kallis pushed among ten four of his colleagues have turned themselves into the belgian police spain issued a european arrest warrant for them on friday they face charges of rebellion sedition and misuse of public funds doesn't headlines are going to have more news
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