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for twenty three years mohsin has collected objects he finds along the coast. enough to fill his museum enough to break a guinness world record armed with a story for every object has become an environmental activist and inspired artist and a voice for the plight of countless migrants. such as at this time on al-jazeera . saudi arabia ratchets up its rhetoric against iran accusing it of direct military aggression through yemen.
hello i'm certain this is al jazeera live from london also coming up i really believe that it makes sense for north korea to come to the table and to make a deal u.s. president on trying to strike some moderate tone on what is perhaps the most delicate stump of his asia tour. a t.v. station is targeted by gunmen in kabul it's just the latest in a string of attacks across afghanistan. where in harare where zimbabwe's president robert mugabe has fired his deputy clearing the way for his wife to succeed him. saudi arabia has fired another warning shot at iran accusing it of direct military aggression through hoofy rebels in yemen crown prince mohammed bin solomon was
referring to the missile fired at me out from yemen on saturday saudi arabia pointing a finger terror around for supplying the weapons to iran for its part has dismissed the accusation as quote contrary to reality meanwhile what appears to be the saudi orchestrated resignation of lebanon's prime minister has thrown the country into political turmoil the begins our coverage from beirut. it has been three days since lebanese prime minister sato had announced his shock resignation he made his statement in saudi arabia and hasn't returned home since instead he traveled to abu dhabi a saudi ally in the anti iranian camp for talks on an escalating political crisis back home but the crisis extends beyond lebanon's borders saudi arabia has made clear it wants to curb iranian influence not just here but across the region riyadh is accusing iran of what it called direct military aggression by providing hutu
rebels in yemen with rockets used to target the kingdom saudi officials have also said the very presence of hezbollah in the lebanese government amounts to a declaration of war. saudi arabia through a stretch when the lebanese government and people to finish off has belong it's an invitation to civil war there's a new front saudi israel and the us against iran. iran has proxies across the middle east in iraq it controls paramilitary forces that are stronger than the state in yemen saudi arabia is in a quagmire unable to defeat the iranian allied hutus in syria it has revolutionary guards and hezbollah troops supporting the government iran has now secured a land core door stretching from to her on through iraq and syria all the way to lebanon where saudi arabia hopes it can change the balance of power. saudi arabia.
is even classified as a terrorist organization but now. stronger language and threatening action in the words of the statement affairs there will be those who are forced to return to their caves in southern lebanon. curbing hezbollah's influence and power won't be easy it is not just an armed group it is a political party with strong popular support but as of late it has extended its influence beyond lebanon's borders. hezbollah's arms it's this is a descent troops to fight alongside syrian president bashar assad's forces have long been issues of concern among some lebanese factions but it has long resisted calls to disarm and to withdraw from syria it's not clear what action saudi arabia will take. riyadh has a number of options to restrain his below but those options will just target has been in the share sect will target all the lebanese economic pressures very
possible but i don't believe saudi arabia can pressure has a lot militarily calls for unity are growing louder but lebanon is a deeply divided country in a deeply divided region the political crisis is only worsening and any solution will have to be part of a regional deal said of. beirut. senior political analyst joins us now live from doha we will get used to the sort of proxy wars. but are we now looking at those those wars and indeed the peace that surrounded them the raveling. yes and there's a certain escalation in this so-called proxy conflict between iran and riyadh for many years it's gone sort of heated up and cooled off and i think it was more of a cold war for a long time but for the last two and a half years it certainly escalated with the with the coming of. prince mohammed
bin defense minister in the beginning of two thousand and fifteen i think we saw more of the escalation in yemen and the likes what we're also seeing in escalation from iran through from iraq through syria and on to lebanon and all in all i think iran wants to build on what it considers to be victorious expansion of its influence in its neighboring countries like iraq syria lebanon and so on i think so eurabia wants to fend off iran and iranian influence especially in its immediate surroundings like in yemen and hence we are seeing both regimes escalating their their tensions their conflict and really demanding the various countries sovereign nations of the region to take sides are you with iran or are you with saudi arabia . i think many people are probably sitting at home thinking saudi arabia appears to
be fighting on so many fronts at the moment it's obviously involving what's going on with hezbollah in lebanon it's involved in syria too we're looking at the cattle blockade at the same time very much involved in the i'm listen gresham now. what is happening within saudi arabia is to be shifting and it could be spreading itself too thin. yes from from a first impression and i think by the way this is probably the most important question that everyone is trying to answer but i think it's been also approached in a quantitative. qualitative manner meaning everyone is looking. beyond with all these problems in the region and in within saudi arabia and they're just at zero as what's happening although you can you can detect a model if you look closely meaning the regime in saudi arabia and in terms of the king and his crown prince especially the crown prince with their ally in be in the
united arab emirates there really a reckon that the push against the other. if you will the princes and the ministers and the elites in the kingdom is a very successful populist. steps that will garner a lot of support among saudi citizens at least on the short term that mohamed was a man will be considered as the champion of the average saudi going after. you know the artist across the and the elites in the kingdom that are presumably corrupt and the likes this will help him celebrate his power in the kingdom. in the meanwhile the whole approach outside in yemen and lebanon and now we see in palestine as well as in syria and so on so forth and certainly in the gulf is really meant on the one hand as far as saudis are concerned to fend off their influence to expand the area of influence for riyadh especially in the gulf
and in the process get americans and perhaps israelis to come in and help i think what's missing in this. to be proven wrong that so did bet on donald trump will prove to be. thought through because while trump did make iran an enemy as much as he did make north korea an enemy of the united states he does not have a strategy for the middle east he wants to fight i saw and he wants to make iran into a demon of sorts but he has no strategy so now that saudi arabia goes off in various parts of the region and lebanon yemen elsewhere in order to fend off iran or or fight iran by proxy depending of the united states will prove to be i think a losing proposition a good to get your thoughts on picking the situation in saudi arabia the u.n.
has condemned saudi arabia's blockade of yemen asked catastrophic and it's along with international aid groups are calling on riyadh to lift it fuel prices in yemen have increased more than sixty percent and cooking gas prices have doubled that's after saudi arabia announced on monday it would close all land and sea force to stop the flow of arms into the country but the move is also stopping aid getting in . the situation is catastrophic in yemen it's the worst food crisis we're looking at in the world today seven million people on the brink of famine millions of people being kept alive by our humanitarian operation salt this is lifeline that must be continued every single day if the supplies pipeline comes to a halt food insecurity will deepen and we will be confronted with an even greater humanitarian crisis food fuel and medicine imports must continue to enter the
country. donald trump path struck a more conciliatory tone towards north korea during a visit to seoul the u.s. president is on the second stop of his tour of asia he met with south korea's president in and said he still open to negotiations with the north tony betty reports from sell donald trump arrived in south korea on the second and perhaps most delicate leg of his asia tour it brought him to within forty eight kilometers of the border with north korea following his war of words with its leader kim jong there were fears president trump's presence would provoke some sort of response he described north korea as a worldwide threat that requires worldwide action but his tone was more measured than in the past and he called for pyongyang to come to the negotiating table he
said all of a level tools will be used short of military action but he also stressed america's military capability as we work together to resolve this problem using all available tools short of military action. the united states stands prepared to defend itself and its allies using the full range of our unmatched military capabilities if need be south korean president moon jay in said the time was too early to talk to the north but promised a bright future if it gave up its nuclear and missile programs j j one of the united states has strong sanctions on north korea and i think it will have an effective impact and with china joining the united states it will bring force to the sanctions on north korea with all these international diplomatic policies i think when there are changes being made it will bring north korea back to the negotiating table trump is the first u.s. president in twenty five years to be treated to
a state visit with the first since ronald reagan not to visit the demilitarized zone the border with north korea instead he went by helicopter to count home for his the largest u.s. base in south korea he later spoke of the close relationship between the two countries but all that we've built in the decades since our soldiers sacrifice side by side in the struggle for freedom our alliances more important than ever to peace and security on the korean peninsula and across the indoor pacific region. thousands of pro trump supporters lined the streets of seoul all those who oppose the u.s. president were kept corralled behind police buses south korea's liberal government is pulling out all the stops to make this visit a success they know they can afford to alienate the president and the united states defense against north korea depends on a good relationship have
a joint news conference trump announced that south korea wants to buy billions of dollars worth of military equipment from the u.s. which would help offset the trade deficit between the two countries and a five year old free trade agreement will be renegotiated trampin. first lady melania were greeted by children and a korean pop star at the blue house and later had what's known as a friendship walk through the gardens with president moon and his wife the day ended with a defiant threat from north korea reaffirming its resolve to strengthen its nuclear power rhetoric but no action so far so good the trumps first day in south korea tony berkeley al-jazeera seoul. still to come on the program. the. we visit a three thousand year old town in northern iraq caught in a power struggle between kaddish for a baghdad government. under well turns to the netherlands for helping combat thing the threat of rising sea levels.
hello it's been raining heavily in the far south a child particularly high now and also the vietnamese coast you can see from the bright white topped clouds in one hundred twenty seven millimeters is a significant amount of rain for this time here to be honest less so when the wind and this grayish cloud is just a change in the color of the sky really carry on doing the same in society humid and warm twenty nine in hong kong but the green is where the rain is nice down in the southwest of china and again the vietnamese coast lesser and higher now but vietnam of course is still sitting in the front conditions in some places so more rain is just not needed to the west and the retreating monsoon trough has stuck now more or less down the side it has gone side to sri lanka recently but it's been
between chennai and colombo and some degree all of talent in the last past week or so still a lot of rainfall you have the sky and in the forecast comes a little less in india a little more in sri lanka i think of the next as it is right time of the year for that rain to be unharmed but going to potential development in the bay of bangor the tropical depression that might become more than the that's when we'll certainly have to watch for the rest it's dryness drive through the arabian peninsula but was rain on the horn of africa heading towards. home. and inspiration and. personal stories of people keeping the spirit of freedom alive. by courageously defending their right to be such.
as disciplined. to be good. at this time. welcome back remind of the top story on al-jazeera saudi arabia has fired another warning shot as iran accusing it's a direct military aggression through three rebels in yemen. the accusation contrary to reality. the un has condemned saudi arabia's blockade of yemen as catastrophic and this urging riyadh to lift it so it can deliver the needed a. u.s. president has struck a more conciliatory note towards north korea on
a visit to the south signaling he's still open to negotiations with pyongyang. eisel says it's carried out an attack on a t.v. station in kabul which killed two people and injured at least twenty elbows it's being seen as an assault on media freedom in afghanistan jennifer goss has the latest from call. for our shamshad to understand attackers inside security forces outside trading gunfire and grenades when the attack at the front gate started just before midday many members of staff ran out of other exits some jumping from the second and third floors. we condemn this attack because it was on a group of innocent people working to provide entertainment to afghans we also give poor underprivileged afghans a voice to show other afghans how they live troops and police arrived quickly what is becoming almost routine in kabul
a bomber at the gate followed by attackers on foot the compound is also home to a mine awareness museum there were children inside rescued by security forces but the intended target seemed to be the t.v. station that's on oil. unfortunately this attack shows how difficult it is for afghan journalists to work in the media here now and safe life is for them this attack happened just a kilometer from the presidential palace and shows the government is unable to provide security for afghans and journalists security is a main concern for all afghans hampering the economy halting education making life in general more difficult. nato is expected to announce later this week that three thousand more troops will head to afghanistan expanding their training mission here to sixteen thousand their job is to support afghan police soldiers intelligence and logistics officials tell stem the flow of attacks here jennifer glass al jazeera
kabul the president robert mugabe has fired his deputy the decision that removes one of the leading contenders to become his successor with speculation the president's preparing his wife to take over instead it's also reports from harare. find. is about ways former vice president in a seminar gaggle hasn't spoken or been seen in public since he was sacked on monday but some of his supporters are talking and they are not happy they say president robert mugabe and his wife grace think the country and the rulings on the party is their own personal property you just weren't people and then what the impact is everyone is not going to vote for them to be up and down because of one individual you don't destroy don't worry because you're going out you need to destroy because of that it's not your own what do you as an individual is the party of the people firing his former deputy suggests about his leader maintained a tight grip on power on monday the minister of information explained why president
robert mugabe wanted when i got out it did become evident that his conduct in the discharge of his duties. had become inconsistent. with fears of fish oil rigs force ability. when i go has been by my god besides since he came to power almost forty years ago he's fought in the struggle for independence from britain he's popular with military generals and war veterans the now seventy five year old once proudly talked of his reputation as a destroyer and killer before becoming a born again christian but he's gradually fallen out with mugabe and his wife grace reportedly over the question of succession some analysts believe grayson gabi wants to one day take over from her husband. this is. the first.
this is not the first time a god has fired a vice president in twenty fourteen. for allegedly plotting to overthrow magali she has since formed her own opposition party the man and may no longer be vice president of zimbabwe but he's still a very influential figure in the. prism of that it may seem sacked him from the party. is nicknamed the crocodile because of shrewdness and ruthlessness against rivals the mob is a quietly waiting wondering what his next move is going to be. al jazeera. and application to restore electricity food and water services to the maleness island detention center in papua new guinea has been rejected by its supreme court six hundred refugees are refusing to leave the former australian run facility despite it being closed last week i say it's not safe for them to move to new
accommodation in the local community or belhomme is the lawyer representing the refugees he says they've been attacked by locals on the island. well normally a long time for the appeals to be had but we will be able to file for us. so that we will. we will advise the court and we want to. assume it's possible there have been instances of the. solving real solid. tom has been. hospitalized. and saw that. amount for us all live to be a trial. within the community. so. there is no current. instances like this can happen to them or there is a. fear of them. being able to be
a lot. more from the current. iraqi forces with the help of shia militia have retaken most of the disputed territories controlled by the cuz since i pushed i fell out in twenty four seen a ceasefire is in place ask a dish officials on the central baghdad government structure agree on how to move forward but if you are a few towns in of that province remain on the kurdish control stephanie decker reports from out cosh. nestled into the mountain on the northern end of the plains lies. a small christian town with a rich history it's been here for almost three thousand years. the the mass is a time for reflection for prayer for solace a time when the community comes together the. christians are
a minority in iraq and over the years through wars attacks and most recently isis advances more and more have left the country and now yet again a different kind of conflict iraqi forces and the kurdish peshmerga turn their guns on each other. we just want safety either from this side or the other that's all we need what have our children done to deserve this they can't sleep at night for fear of being attacked what sins have we committed we're told that of course is one of three towns in the disputed territories that they're ok forces didn't retake in the recent operations now talks are ongoing between dad and our bill to try and figure out how to move forward but certainly there is a feeling of unease here people don't know how things are going to play out lara yousif is a cautious mayor and part of the kurdish routing k.g.b. party she tells us the only way to solve this is through dialogue he said was the when it's to billeted now that i still has gone but what is happening now is
confusion instability and also fear especially from the shared militias who are fighting with the iraqi army if you want to talk publicly about the tensions between baghdad and our bill and those who do say the same thing. we are not part of this conflict we are the victims we don't care. if we are fine with the chaos is very good before the fall of saddam hussein iraqi forces were here this is an issue between baghdad and curtis stone. there has been bloodshed over this land for centuries and carved into the mountain above all course the seventh century robin hermes monastery it's been attacked by both arabs and kurds throughout history one elderly gentleman tells us off camera these are critical times and no one can talk freely because no one knows what will happen the biggest victims are we the minorities he tells us we just want peace we're just a residue he says the residue of all our families who have already fled this land
stephanie decker. in the nineveh plains pollution in india's capital new delhi is hitting dangerous levels with some ratings going off the air quality scale schools for young children will be closed on wednesday and older children will not be allowed to play outdoors the president of the indian medical association is calling it a pollution epidemic world leaders and scientists are in germany for the annual united nations climate change conference many countries are already feeling the effects of rising sea levels extreme weather and flooding as one of the lowest lying nations in the world the netherlands was forced to address these issues many years ago and as honestly reports from rotterdam others are looking to them for they also as. a city which at its lowest lies six meters below sea level has for centuries had to work out how to keep the people dry if you didn't know how they do it nowadays you
wouldn't even notice the wall at the end of the bridge is actually a levee against flooding the road raised above the level of the houses to keep the water from the other side the spaces they used as basketball courts and open air theaters but there are also huge basins to capture rainwater the thing they figured out is how to make flood defenses work for cities we must add quality to the city. and that can be done in an integrated way so you can choose for a concrete wall but you also can choose for. a landscape in the shape of a levy with cycling on top of it and that's and that's an end in quality but it's also creating more flexibility. to meet the netherlands was forced to address is geographic weakness in one nine hundred fifty three when a huge storm pushed the north sea inland nearly two thousand people died they realized they had to do something enormous to protect the entire dutch seaboard this giant barrier is the first line of defense for rotterdam it's the dutch
a full forty years after the great flood of nine hundred fifty three to complete the infrastructure necessary to keep the north sea out of the netherlands and of course river in rotterdam every day some of the projects are going on of course it's all underpinned by a belief that you have to work with the water rather than against it and of course the political will to make it happen. in rotterdam the chinese are visiting being shown a pretty open space it's actually a flood basin they're impressed and want to copy it. it's carefully designed we could use some of it in china we have already implemented and we are hoping to work with the netherlands much more they are not the only ones where the amsterdam was a conference thirty global mayors listening to the mayor of rotterdam tell them spending on prevention is far too. than having to evacuate their cities but if you do the math and you see the amount of money that you pay aftermath in the aftermath to repair the damage there will be i think more money than we spent at prevention.
building a resilient system of water defense. in a year when hoost and found itself in the water and the u.s. president disavowed the powers claim it's a cold the overarching message is this even if you don't believe in climate change think of flood defense as a business opportunity the moment we deny we will die but the moment we embrace the opportunities also climate change brings us and we can see the added value for our environment our people but also the economy for many people the evidence of twenty seventeen is that the terrifying prospect of the sea taking over is beginning to come true the better news is that the dutch figured out at least some of the answers and very many others are listening to lawrence lee al jazeera rotterdam.
the top stories on al-jazeera saudi arabia has fired another warning shot at iran i.q. saying it's of direct military aggression three who think rebels in yemen crown prince mohammed bin soundman is referring to a missile find it riyadh from yemen on saturday here a very it's pointing the finger at teheran for supplying the weapon has dismissed the accusation as quote contrary to reality as they were senior political analyst has more on the background to the dispute. iran wants to build on what it considers to be victorious expansion over its influence in its neighboring countries like iraq syria lebanon and so on i think so eurabia wants to friend of iran and iran influence especially in its immediate surroundings like in yemen and hence we are seeing both regimes escalating their attentions their conflict and really demanding of the various countries sovereign nations of the region to take
sides are you with iran or are you with saudi arabia. the un has condemned saudi arabia's blockade of yemen asked catastrophic and it along with international aid groups are calling on riyadh to lift its fuel prices in yemen have increased more than sixty percent while cooking gas prices have doubled to saudi arabia cut all aid access to the country donald trump has struck a more conciliatory note towards north korea during a visit to seoul the u.s. president is on the second stop of his tour of asia and has met with south korea's president in charge and said he still open to negotiations with pyongyang. i thought it carried out an attack on a t.v. station in kabul which killed two people and injured at least twenty of those gunmen stormed that station after an explosion in the capital kabul symbolic ways