tv NEWS LIVE - 30 Al Jazeera November 6, 2017 1:00am-1:34am AST
in the next thirty minutes the saudi crown prince consolidates is hold on power after eleven princes and four ministers arrested in a corruption crackdown hezbollah leader hassan nasrallah accuse a saudi arabia of forcing the lebanese prime minister to resign and donald trump's commerce secretary is among the names revealed in a massive document leak that details how the world's elite hide their well. at least twenty people have been killed in a shooting at a church east of san antonio in the u.s. state of texas a man entered the church in the small town of sutherland springs and started firing at people before police managed to contain the situation local media reports suggest the gunman is now dead specialist firearms and explosives agents are at the scene where community church leaders have been describing the events immediately
following the attack. it was probably about eleven. eleven fifteen or so we got some people in our church we had the deputy and some other people in our church when we got a call that there was and that if you were going to she was going on down to earth or first baptist church those people first responders immediately starts to come down to help if pakistan has a family or a family show when it doesn't just. stop or do it start to pray and see how we can serve and that's what you're seeing right here in this community is rallying around these folks and so we're just going to try to do our best to comfort and and minister how we can. where u.s. president donald trump has expressed his support for the people of sunderland springs in a tweet he said he's monitoring the situation from japan that
has been a major shake up in the top ranks of saudi arabia's government and ruling family a new anti-corruption committee has overseen the arrest of eleven saudi princes four sitting cabinet ministers and dozens of former ministers that this missiles are widely seen as consolidating the power of the crown prince mohammed bin some money also known as and b.s. that explains 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 inch i corrupted 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 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 specious. 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 sense to get more public support and also a little bit of the way to afford 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 dollar 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 of the wealthiest men in the world and given his widespread investments is
detainment could have an impact on global business. this shakeup 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 submit if you will except i mean with one exception that's still all done in secrecy it's also a reminder that for 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 eight zero zero. well with me to discuss this further isn't risk reagan who is a strategic security analyst and assistant professor at king's college in london thanks much for being with us here on al-jazeera a real meteoric rise to power if we think that just it was only a few months ago that mohammed bin some man was appointed crown prince and now we see the sort of night of the long knives we effectively pushes away anyone that
might even vaguely be a competition do you think this is an effective way of going about in that country like saudi arabia that is generally sort of quite resistant to change and certainly hasn't seen anything on the scale in recent history i think there's a huge difference here between the in bishan is that have been publicly announce of what they want to become and then looking at the reality of they have been in the past they have always been ambitions by saudi princes and saudi royalty to actually make huge changes not as big as this not in such a short timeframe but then again the country is under immense pressure a lot of things have to be pushed through you know in a very short within a very short time and let's not forget i mean i always compare this to the revolution of french revolution and it was always about you know they wanted to liberalize and they had to do it with you know a lot of terror and they did it with a lot of force and they live with a lot of r. and fist and sometimes in order to achieve something even a liberal you need to have to you need to use a lot of force and that's what's happening right now the question mark that i have
is though is he doing this for his own benefit might have been so minor is he doing it for the benefit of the country and that's the question mark and that leads me back to the whole issue of corruption because is it in a country like saudi arabia which is a rentier state where it's always about you know money being distributed money being used in order to excel ride in a country where few people really enjoy the benefits of the rent of that country you know kenya in the country like this can you really eliminate corruption no and then at the same time the king himself spend a hundred million dollars to go to morocco. and some on himself spend six hundred million dollars on a yacht last year you know. where do you draw the line when it comes to corruption here so there are a lot of a bishop but the ambition is to actually do they really want to achieve something for the better of the country or they're trying to achieve something for the better of themselves which is about consolidating his own power i mean obviously i mean you mentioned corruption because that has that's been the reason given for all these arrests you know they've all been accused of corruption but i guess the one
thing that's been a constant is the total lack of transparency i mean that may or may not be guilty of corruption we sort of haven't seen anything that leads us one way or another so even though m.p.'s is trying to implement all these changes it seems that transparency certainly isn't one of them absolutely is still very opaque i mean who in a country it's a very centralized centralized autocratic regime the king in the end and the crown prince make the decisions if there is no real judiciary or they can check they say there has been an independent committee been set up and made or makes all these investigations and the claims and allegations of those people being arrested but who is at the center of the committees again mama been salon he's at the center of all these decisions so how transparent can it possibly be i think it's all about the consul addition of economic and political power in the kingdom or we've seen a lot of changes in the past few months and weeks i'm sure we'll see many more still to come and i hope to be talking to you about those when they happen for the moment and thank you you. well same with saudi arabia it's led
a campaign against who the rebels in yemen since two thousand and fifteen the yemeni capital was hit by air strikes overnight and into sunday targeting the who the run the fence ministry and the square used for mass rallies and this follows the firing 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 a ballistic missile aimed at riyadh's king holiday airport on saturday another missile was intercepted by saudi arabia's air defense and shot down before it managed to reach its target the spokesman for the saudi led coalition fighting fighting in yemen says saudi arabia has evidence that iran is providing the who these in yemen with weapons and expertise. these militants are supported by iranian experts iran provides military experts and
planners in collaboration in cooperation with the terrorist organization of hizbollah in lebanon trying to control the strait in a dangerous challenge to peace and stability and the movement of ships through the strait and international trade. the leader of the iran backed hezbollah movement says the surprise resignation of prime minister saad hariri was imposed by saudi arabia really an ounce he was stepping down in a statement from the saudi capital riyadh on saturday in that statement he criticized iran and said that he feared for his life as sudden as. the leader of hezbollah a question whether he had written the statement himself said the holder has the latest from beirut. yet again lebanon is on the brink its 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 can flare up a situation it's not resolved and there are no mature minds the country will fall
apart and that is what we're. so i did a 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 accuse the saudi government of declaring war against lebanon. and then the resignation was saudi decision dictated on saddam and he was not willing to resign it is not his decision period and i think all the lebanese politicians and media people press people followers are accepting this conclusion even in the for.
the resignation was from the area why the man was a a lot to come back to lebanon and the from lebanon the kind that his resignation has about us 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 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 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 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 how did he 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 so out of. beirut. and still to come here and al-jazeera democratic republic of congo announces new presidential polls two years after widespread protests broke out against president joseph kabila and hundreds demonstrate in madrid against treatment of catalogs the train coming to shreds.
it's looking very disappointing if you're in melbourne or in canberra anywhere really in victoria or a c.t. the temperatures have been a bit on the disappointing side but there is also just to add to your misery rain once more in the forecast not immediately on monday melbourne looks fine sunshine and certainly can bring that rain heading up towards sydney where it's considerably warmer but fifteen degrees is the thing to watch and in contrast to the breeze out the interior to twenty eight or twenty nine in person the next two days but if anything it gets colder and more disappointing in melbourne and probably onshore showers to boot with a bit of a chill running up to sydney knocking five degrees off your maximum as well so active weather still in this part australia because across the tasman sea we had clouds streaking through north and south island in the last twenty four hours
there's water come but in the immediate future your monday forecast is a bright one fifty seven degrees are not extraordinary come down a little bit with nice more really but if you looked about to choose today there's rain rain for south island but probably not so much in christchurch bit further south a bit further west all has not gone quiet in the finals east of china siberia and japan still quite warm thirty in sapporo and twenty in tokyo.
witness documentaries that open your eyes at this time on al-jazeera. mary minder of the top stories on al-jazeera at least twenty people have died in a shooting at a church east of san antonio in texas a man entered the church in the small town of sudden springs and started firing at worshipers the saudi crown prince says 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 were arrested and the leader of the group hezbollah says saudi arabia forced the resignation of the lebanese prime minister
saad hariri announced his resignation on saturday while on a visit to react. of the incomes commerce secretary has been implicated in the huge legal financial documents revealing how powerful and wealthy people have allegedly hidden their money in offshore tax havens thirteen point four million files have been released in the leak called the paradise papers the documents allege that wilbur ross the u.s. commerce secretary holds a stake in a shipping company called navigator which operates in partnership with a russian gas company that company is part owned by russian president vladimir putin's son in law now rostik retained his interest in the company navigator even after taking office this year if proved true it would mean that he could benefit from a company run by putin's family and his allies some of those people are subject to u.s. sanctions go to john hendren who is in washington d.c.
you know this isn't the easiest of stories to wrap someone's head around but just talk us through what the implications are of the revelations from the paradise papers. that's right barbara it's a complex story but it boils down to a simple phenomenon more russia related trouble for president donald trump and his administration his commerce secretary wilbur ross is apparently indirectly invested in a russian energy company that energy company has been the subject of u.s. sanctions so to dig in just a little bit when ross was became commerce secretary he divest it of a lot of his holdings by some estimates eighty percent but he didn't divest from this company called navigator navigator transports gas for the russian energy company cyber cyber is owned by carroll who is putin's son in law amir putin the president of russia of course and then going at each him chunk oh and tim shank it was specifically sanctioned by the u.s. treasury department because of his ties to putin those sanctions came in response
to the russian incursion into ukraine so there is already been reaction here on capitol hill senator richard blumenthal a democratic senator from connecticut says he feels misled that this was not disclosed apparently rossi did disclose his investment in navigator but did not specifically disclose what that meant in terms of its ties to the russian energy company and blumenthal has called for an investigation by the inspector general of the commerce department that's the investigative independent arm of the commerce department he's a democrat on the other hand it's not clear that the republicans will follow suit so we're not exactly sure where this goes but we knows we know that it means more talk about the trump administration's relations to russia at a time when president trump wants no more of that john hendren with the latest from washington d.c. john thank you. a car bomb has killed at least one hundred civilians including
children who were trying to escape the syrian city of dead as are at least one hundred forty others were wounded in the attack which i saw says it carried out government forces announced on friday that i saw had been pushed out of the city which was their last major urban stronghold where some of inch of ice has more now from gaziantep on the turkey syria border according to fighters of the syrian democratic forces or s.d.f. a number of people had gathered as they took areas from myself fighters and trying to reach safety when eisel car bomb hit them as they had gathered the numbers have been high because these are people who were trying to reach safety from the front lines as the a fighters continue their push towards the iraq syria border this is that these people were mostly from areas in the outskirts of the province but they couldn't take the casualties to deraa the dinners or city because on it's 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 the syrian government forces backed by russia for making advances and trying to reach the very important commercial border crossing where the iraqi side has also been pushing i see fighters to words and there's a large gathering of them through the area and on the eastern side of the syrian democratic forces are moving towards the area and as they take more areas more people are being created from these areas trying to move through words if you're trying to get away from the front lines and that's where the attack happened. a saudi prince has died in a helicopter crash near the border with yemen that's according to local media reports prince months or been mcgrane was traveling with local officials including
the head of police when the plane went down in the southwestern osier province. at least five people have been killed by two suicide bombs targeting shia mosques in iraq's northern city of kirkuk at least twenty others were wounded this is the first such attack since the central government in baghdad seize the oil rich city from kurdish forces last month after september's controversial secession referendum . speaking of referendum ousted catalan leader callus bridge the mountain four of his colleagues have surrendered to belgian police spain issued a european arrest warrant for them on friday over their role in catalonia as controversial secession referendum hundreds of people have been 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 david chatter has this report. to morrow 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 handcuffs. an investigative judge has been appointed will now examine the case laid against them by the court in madrid who issued the warrants investigative judge. refusal to execute the european arest. people involved freezing the conditions under which the mall 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 reformed 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 for appeal for refusal based on the political nature of the 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 off infringement after mr president. 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 their bid to fight extradition chaytor al-jazeera brussels. election officials in the democratic republic of congo say a law over to a presidential election will finally take place in the summer two thousand. the country has seen widespread anger over president joseph kabila refusal to relinquish power after his mandate and that in the summer two thousand and sixteen colin baker has. one more year that is what the democratic republic of the congo's electoral commission has demanded to prepare an election that was already a year overdue the opposition had nearly rejected the process in the face of this relentless abuse of power joseph kabila and his servant the country's electoral commission have declared war on the congolese people. president joseph kabila was supposed to step down in december after fifteen years in power his refusal to go
provoked months of violence and protests in the capital kinshasa which killed dozens the catholic church brokered a deal could be look at stay one year more organize elections and never hold power again now the combined opposition are blaming both the president and the electoral commission for the delay it's going to come up to the are we saying there won't be an election no but we have to find mechanisms that lead to these elections and that is what we're trying to do night and day seventy million congolese live in a nation almost the size of europe with poor roads and little power to run registration machines the commission says it requires months to set up nearly seventeen thousand registration centers then one hundred thousand polling stations the government said the election might cost one point eight billion dollars a new complex have started one point four million people have been displaced by fighting between militias in eastern the home of the father of the opposition and its current leader felix she's a caddy government and opposition leaders accuse each other of supporting militia
groups like this one. the election commission says forty three million voters have been registered already but human rights organizations say activists investigating voter registration into sides have been detained on the streets of can shots or patience is wearing thin again we've got them going to security they're waiting for elections on the thirty first at midnight president kabila loses his legitimacy. the united states and international observers demanded the vote be held before the end of the coming year they've got their wish but others may be less patient column baker al jazeera. australia has turned down a new zealand's offer to resettle one hundred fifty refugees from its controversial the tense the tension center in papua new guinea there is a tense standoff at the man asylum camp or six hundred refugees are refusing to leave because they fear they'll be attacked new zealand prime minister just cinda harder now told her australian counterpart malcolm turnbull the four year old offer
still stands but turnbull says he wants to work through an existing refugee swap the only go see a did with the us prominent venezuelan opposition politician freddy has a sort of refuge in the chilean ambassador's residence in caracas authorities assault to remove his congressional immunity so that he could be tried for instigating violence runs the hardline popular will party and is also the deputy leader of congress. at least twenty seven people have died and nearly two dozen are missing after the i foun damrey barreled 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 conflict in kashmir has had a profound impact on the region's film industry many of the cinemas have been converted for other functions but now
a new festival is hoping to challenge all of that. has the story. it was meant to be a welcome distraction from reality a trip to the cinema and it was no different in srinagar once over the past thirty years the cinemas have served other functions including military camps and hospitals it's a legacy from the early days of the indian administered kashmir separatist movement that's when a rebel group tigers shut down cinemas no movies were able to be screened anywhere student because he was safe and his friends say they feel they've missed out i think it's hard time that the cinema should be real when i mean we have been hearing from. go to. shows. ring why have we been denied from entertainment but it's hoped the kashmir world film festival will change that and introduce a new generation of film fans to the pleasures of the big screen
a generation that was brought up watching films on rented videotapes pirated c.d.'s and internet downloads and for the festival's organizer it's essential for kashmiris freedom of expression we have newspaper we have television we have real channels fms going up to our only one is coming so why is. our collecting behind. this a very strong medium and a wonderful art. it will be a challenge to restore the cinemas from the military base camps and the hospitals they become but the hunger is there specially from younger people who want to experience film in its original form. al-jazeera. time now for a reminder of the headlines on al-jazeera at least twenty people have been killed
in a shooting at a church east of san antonio in the u.s. state of texas a man entered the church in the small town of sutherland springs and started firing at people before police managed to contain the situation local media reports suggest the gunman is now dead the pastor of the church and his wife or out of town when the attack happened but their teenage daughter is among the dead. for the first. responders immediately. 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 ministers and dozens of foreign ministers were arrested the dismissals are widely seen as consolidating the power of the crown prince mohammed bin someone the leader of the armed group hezbollah says the resignation of lebanon's prime minister was
a saudi decision saad hariri v.m. ounce his resignation on saturday while on a visit to the saudi capital riyadh he blamed iran for fueling instability in the region and said he feared an assassination plot against him i saw is claiming responsibility for an attack on a security headquarters in yemen sports city of aden at least fifteen people died and eight hundred others were wounded in an explosion security officials say they're still fighting gunmen who have taken hostages in a police department. ousted catalan leader callus bridge them on time four of his colleagues have turned themselves in to the belgian police spain issued a european arrest warrant for them on friday over their role in catalonia as a controversial secession referendum and a car bomb has killed at least one hundred civilians including children who were trying to escape the syrian city of that as on at least one hundred forty others