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i don't see it and this is al jazeera live from london also coming up syria's army says eisel has withdrawn from its last town in syria treating to the. aid agencies and warmly saudi led coalition that cutting off yemen could bring millions closer to starvation. and zimbabwe renames harare international airport after the president attentions grow in. saudi arabia has settled all its citizens to leave lebanon immediately the order comes five days after the surprise resignation of lebanese prime minister saad hariri and an announcement from riyadh hariri is office says he's back in the saudi
capital after a quick trip to the united arab emirates and then i suggestions he's being held against his will his future movement party says his resignation from riyadh raises many questions it's demanding that he returns to beirut. the return of prime minister saad hariri head of the future movement is necessary in order to restore the internal and external balance of lebanon with full respect to liberty's legitimacy in accordance to the constitution and to the thai if a court and with respect to the arab and international legitimacy we confirm our support for prime minister hariri and for all the decisions he makes under any circumstances so i know how to has the latest from beirut. the political party of saddle how do you say that it is necessary that the prime minister immediately returns to lebanon saying that this is of course necessary to restore stability in
the country the political party in that statement stopping short of actually saying that they believe that the prime minister is detained that he is being held against his will in fact we called how do these office to ask them whether or not to they believed this was the case and the response we got was we have no information so the political party saying he must return immediately there is throughout the day we have what we understand even the president the speaker of parliament they are concerned they are worried about the well being of saddle had e.d. and they've been in contact with foreign dignitaries to try to help them understand you know the fate of the he made a sudden announcement that he was resigning on saturday from riyadh and ever since he's made no other statement we've seen him yes in abu dhabi holding talks with the rulers there and the day before we saw him sitting with with the saudi king but we
haven't heard from the prime minister himself so a lot of concern about the fate of saddam how did he at the same time saudi arabia calling on its citizens to immediately leave lebanon on statements like this undoubtedly is just going to cause even more tension saudi arabia making it very clear that it intends to step up action against lebanon or against those who who support hezbollah in lebanon the saudi state minister for gulf affairs actually tweeting and saying that expect escalatory measures but they're not saying what measures they're going to take against lebanon it has to be made clear that the saudi the resignation of saddam had it it was a saudi move against hezbollah and saudi officials have made it very clear to lebanese officials either you curb hezbollah's influence and you are on our side or you will be considered an enemy so very uncertain times in lebanon. meanwhile saudi arabia's attorney general says it's now questioned two hundred eight people a sponsor of what it's calling on anti corruption crackdown he says the
investigation has uncovered around one hundred billion dollars worth of forward royal family members officials and prominent businessmen are among those being held in a luxury hotel in the capital riyadh and critics say crown prince mohammed bin solomon is leading the crackdown and efforts to consolidate his power. the syrian army says it's now in control of the. after i self isis with the more the city was one of the last remaining pockets of territory in syria held by the armed group of eight has more on the turkish syrian border. these are syria and in iraq the fighters from iran backed shia militias celebrating the different devices in the model the city was the last urban stronghold on the syrian side of the self declared islamic state the syrian military claimed victory
but with the acknowledgement of help from its spotless the depleted army of president bashar al assad has only been able to make gains with military assistance from russia and iran that. units from syrian forces in cooperation with allies liberated the city of al become in the suburb of derry the last i saw stronghold in the eastern region this is strategic achievement is also a starting point for the elimination of the remaining terrorist organizations in all the different names throughout the country. i see videos and statements earlier denied the advances and reported fierce fighting but the stronghold its propaganda used to new fighters with is gone. reports from the contested there are problems suggest a few pockets of isis fighters remain on either side of the iraqi syrian border the fighting has destroyed many i said head cities and the real challenge will be to rehabilitate people we still do not have access to city as
u.n. . the main reason is that the place is search with unexploded. bombs explosives. the fight against isis in the urban centers may be over but the conflict in syria is still continuing these are syrian democratic forces or as the f. backed by u.s. soldiers and support they're also making gains in that there are problems on the eastern side of the euphrates river the defeat of vice and remove the common enemy in serious complex war president bashar al assad's government has promised that it will take back all terror free that it once lost puts its iran and russia back fighters and militias on a confrontational par with u.s. and saudi backed fighters on the job without as they are young. the un and more than twenty eight agencies are warning that the saudi led coalition is tightening of the blockade on yemen could bring millions of people closer to starvation they
are calling for the opening of all and seaports closed after saturday's attempted missile attack on riyadh organizations including oxfam save the children and islamic relief say that more than two thirds of yemen's twenty eight million people are reliance on imported supplies more than twenty million people need humanitarian assistance including seven million facing famine like conditions food supplies are expected to run out in six weeks and vaccines and just a month and the international committee of the red cross says it can't bring in chlorine tablets to prevent cholera the number infected by the outbreak in yemen is expected to reach one million by the end of the year humanitarian groups say food and medical supplies are urgently needed in yemen with mass starvation possibly just weeks away. basically ninety percent of the young man's food is imported so with a break to get into the country this is
a manmade disaster and there is no humanitarian solution to this we're asking for parties to come together to find a solution desperately which is desperately needed for the people of yemen. the global whistleblower group global elite says released to us appears to be a plan by the u.a.e. to destroy the cattle's economy and eventually twenty twenty two well cope the bomb was found in the e-mail accounts of the u.s. ambassador to the united states youssef taiba globalise handed over the files to the online news outlets the into sense and well she is a reporter for the intercept and joins us now live from new york and this plan of was. wondering whether we've seen anything in the recent days before of such a sort of economic warfare to think this scheme could actually been pulled off well no and thank you for having me i think you know we have seen times before
where financial speculators have come in and tried to break currency pegs where they have in fact broken them you know most famously with george soros and breaking the bank of london but i think the bank of england i think in this case the scheme is audacious bordering on absurd and it would likely not have worked if it had been implemented and we don't know that it did it has we have no evidence that it has been but i think that it is a significant signal the fact that this would even be contemplated. it's a signal that the conflict between carter and the u.a.e. and saudi arabia and its allies is really at the highest levels and that everyone is considering all options to advance their interests is that likely do you think to be any backlash who are behind it i'm not just thinking about the u.a.e. . obviously the leak came from but those within the financial sector who are willing
to go along with this kind of thing. well i think that from the very beginning of this rift the various players in the financial industry have been pressured by both sides to pick a side and to either you know ally themselves with katar or to ally themselves with saudi arabia the u.a.e. and those allies and i think that what this does is this this confirms if it was even really needed which side the financial institution in this story bank havilland sits on which is on the side of the u.a.e. and saudi arabia i don't think that that would be a surprise it's known that the role in family which controls the bank is close to senior officials in the u.a.e. so i think i think this would confirm what what side people assumed they were on
but i don't think it's surprising that they would fall on the side now. is a move that council could be doing to protect its currencies in this way and indeed i suppose all the countries looking on thinking if this sort of economic warfare was to be put in place we also need to worry about. right well qatar is in a unique situation because of the massive wealth that the country and its citizens hold and so what they are doing is they've brought some money back on shore to prop up the financial system they have been spending currency reserves to strengthen the currency they have been injecting money into the economy those are all the things that you need to do to fight back against an economic and financial blockade what more could they do you know they have hundreds of billions of dollars in offshore assets in sovereign wealth fund and other government controlled funds they
can use those to support their currency directly and they can also use it to either to liquidate those assets and boost the domestic economy but really they're in a fairly a decent position. to protect their currency very good to. the. leaks. so they had on the program sedition and rebellion politicians including the dissolved parliament speaker appearing in court to face their challenges plus. i'm going to be reporting from vietnam where will lead is arriving in the city of dunning to talk trade and the contrast in policies of china is globalization and united states protectionism.
how the changing seasons becoming apparent now when the satellite gives the first clue there's been clouds streaming across in the event and more recently north inside iraq of two of the caucuses it's mostly just dropped a little bit of rain in the temperatures for a while and following it on the sun comes out right into the low twenty's and aleppo beirut for example. in baghdad the same down towards q wait until around hasn't really changed now for weeks in my memory well two showers around the caspian sea a possible system still active enough and in the high ground just to the north of iraq to produce more showers all of rain i would think at this time of the year for the. generally speaking is driving this hint of cloud just coming towards qatar could produce the odd shower first ball or just think of it is dry loesch community low thirty's temperature wise the cloud in housing crease has brought right recently to soar katra island and the horn of africa i think for the coast of amman
reminder of the top stories here an al-jazeera saudi arabia has ordered its citizens to leave lebanon has part of an escalating crisis that began with the shock resignation of lebanese prime minister hariri his political party is demanding that he returns to beirut. saudi arabia's attorney general says he's now question two hundred night people a sponsor of what officials are calling an anti corruption crackdown. on the syrian army says it's retaken the eastern city of. withdrew it was the group's last stronghold in the region. the speaker of catalonia sacked and five other former politicians have appeared before spain's supreme court they face
challenges of rebellion and sedition for their own in last month's independence referendum the court ruled decide whether to remand them in custody while the investigation continues or release them eight former members of the catalan government and two pro independence leaders already in custody watching trial on sedition challenges jonah hall has been following events from. well the supreme court in madrid in hearing the case against the speaker of the cattle and parliament the building behind me there and five employees on charges of rebellion sedition and embezzlement the misuse of public funds may just decide either in theory anyway to throw out those charges and let them go or possibly to judge that they are no longer a flight risk no longer an ongoing threat to society and therefore let them out on bail on conditional release pending trial or it may decide to do what has happened
to a ministers in the deposed government here and lock them up pending trial a process we understand from the ministers case that could take anything up to four years the most likely outcome well that is in the realm of speculation now but the legalities here are pretty complex the ministers because they were sacked were treated effectively as ordinary citizens they appeared before a lower court the national court and in fact before a particularly conservative judge the m.p.'s are still elected officials they have certain privileges which is why they're appearing in front of the supreme court the thinking is now that possibly the supreme court may decide to let them out on conditional release on bail and that then the ministers may lobby to have their case heard in front of the supreme court with potentially the same result and that all of this represents a potential path way for spain out of a crisis which is increasingly difficult for them on the international stage a member of the european union see more and more widely now as holding political
prisoners u.s. president donald trump has pressed china's leader to do more to rein in north korea donald trump says president xi jinping his government could curb a ask elating tensions on the korean peninsula quickly and easily but she responded saying only diplomacy would resolve the crisis countries also signed two hundred fifty billion dollars worth of trade deals although it's not clear how many how binding. a president tell us next. is vietnam where he'll attend the asia pacific economic cooperation summit top of the agenda is likely to be trade with more than half of apec members trying to sign a multilateral deal that the u.s. has withdrawn from when i reported from don the vietnamese city hosting the summit . more than fifty years ago united states marines came ashore in dun neighing and waded into the vietnam war it was a disastrous failed campaign in the name of defeating communism today the red flag
still flies in vietnam but the government embraces capitalism. among the reforms that have taken place is the privatization of many bloated state owned companies this shrimp processing factory was sold to private owners in one thousand nine hundred seventy and now employs three thousand people and sends its products around the world we learning a lot of country. when other countries. so that we can. push. our industry with one of the world's fastest growing economies vietnam is being held up as an example of what open trade can do . but as host of the asia pacific economic cooperation summit is at the center of a new struggle between the united states and china which are both vying for influence in asia the respective presidents coming to apec have contrasting views on the best way for countries to do business with one another. she jinping is
a globalist and is backing the proposed trade deal known as the regional comprehensive economic partnership involving sixteen countries donald trump is seen as a protectionist and prefers bilateral deals instead of multilateral ones like the trans-pacific partnership that he withdrew from the remaining eleven countries including vietnam are forging ahead when the t p p was signed last year vietnam was touted as one of the big winners from the deal because of its strong export led economy even though the united states has pulled out the vietnamese government still wanted to go ahead and is pushing for a new agreement to be reached this week some experts believe the summit will provide an opportunity for a pick members to try to convince donald trump. think differently about trade you look at it should be a trade in this totality not just merchandise assembly of things around the world i phone i pads and all this sort of thing that us is losing out and cannot be brought back to us anymore but us can go into this so called the digital economy
vietnam has been transformed since the war ended in one thousand nine hundred eighty five the u.s. trade embargo was withdrawn free market fire has been lit there's no sign of it being extinguished. al-jazeera donning vietnam. president robert mugabe has renamed. after himself and attention with his rulings. fired his longtime ally and former vice president. on monday and critics accuse him of trying to purge his rivals. from her. president robert mugabe supporters say they're honoring a great man who helped. rule and gave land to blacks in bobbins that's why they've renamed harare's international airport to robert gabriel mugabe international airport but opposition leaders say this is an insult to zimbabweans this is a complete start to capture important national traditions before you realize that.
to be the vice president not only of the party but. of the states on monday the ninety three year old leader. one of his two deputies war veterans who fought to liberate minority rule. is his own personal property on the streets of harare people had this reaction to news of the port name change does not take in this country making me. crazy this. guy does not use the influence. is that. it is in a way. also worried about the ailing economy.
as well this is a shortage of food prices are rising and the country is the highest unemployment rate in the world some people say renaming and upgrading the airport at a cost of one hundred fifty three million dollars should be. the cash strapped government recently announced plans to build a one billion dollars university named after mugabi economists say the country can't afford it. al-jazeera. the international criminal court in the hague has approved a request to investigate war crimes allegedly committed by the government of burundi and its supporters the government is accused of launching a widespread and systematic attack against those who oppose the ruling party between twenty fifteen and tobar of this year the r.c.c. says enough evidence was presented to warrant an investigation including allegations of murder torture and rape. and. i have been on the
streets of the capital and final day and i'm doing constitutional change the resignation of president for. those for his family has been in power for fifty. three poles. were. opposition supporters fill the streets of togo's capital loamy demanding political change from the ruling family that is needed for half a century they want constitutional reform in the resignation of president full rate going to sing they remember. the government agreed to allow these rallies but the opposition says security forces broke up similar demonstrations in other towns. the first day of protests went well apart from inside cody and three other towns the blind and savage repression led to at least sixteen injured in soko day both by bullets and beatings. at least sixteen people have been killed and more than two
hundred others injured since the protests began in organist the government released more than forty protesters in a bid to try and calm a mounting anger. in soko de arms are circulating and until we get back the owner who has them we are not going to allow any demonstration the situation is not in favor of anybody. the coalition of fourteen opposition party says it wants the government on or the nine hundred ninety two constitution that stipulates a limited to five year terms for the president and the tumor round voting system. we have received their request regarding protest next week we will meet the opposition in the coming days and discuss security measures to be taken if protests are without incident they could be on the streets even for a whole month if they want i don't really care or we are asking for is people should not finish their day at a police station. in mid september the ruling party proposed a provisional term limit bill in the national assembly. the opposition walked out
of the negotiations. some analysts say most of the top military brass remained loyal to the president. when president ford was elected face to meet two thousand and five more than five hundred people were killed in the crackdown on opposition protests anger is rising again focused on bringing political change to. u.s. actor kevin spacey is to be erased from an upcoming hollywood film after accusations of sexual misconduct were made against him spacey play the late u.s. oil billionaire john paul getty in the ridley scott film all the money in the world but he seems well now again with christopher plummer replacing him. refugee families separated. beginning to be reignited by immigration officials fifteen thousand refugees in grace want to reconnect with family members many of whom are in germany this. process.
these refugees protesting outside the german embassy in athens are the lucky ones many have been approved to rejoin their loved ones in germany but today they can't even get as far as the and the fourteen are on hunger strike among them. the syrian with an eleven year old daughter in germany she was separated from her parents and three siblings when police caught them crossing from turkey more than two years ago she got through the net and is now in a camp in germany. i asked about family reunification at the german embassy and they rejected me after i spent seven thousand euro to make passports and other papers they said i couldn't do it because my daughter had an id valid for only one year instead of three the three mama children who are here being allowed to go to
school because greek authorities believe the family is relocating and their daughter in germany isn't allowed to return to them because she's too young to travel alone the family say they feel caught in a european bureaucratic nightmare. sending refugees to be reunified with family members in europe as a race of about three hundred a month but there is a backlog of about four thousand approved cases many of whom have been waiting for more than six months if anything the process is likely to become slow because the german government has now decided to cap inbound immigration at about two hundred thousand people a year the mammas a living in scott among gas camp a disused shipyard they say it's damp and rife with rats there's little security and residents report that drug. here the greek government says it's trying to move people out as quickly as possible. the european union has provided us with twenty thousand pieces and apartments greece should have another ten thousand places we
asked for the apartment places we didn't get to be temporarily provided in hotels until march but the mammas are mentally exhausted and so is their daughter. every time we speak with her we lie we say we're coming soon in a few more days just to make her relax but she's tired of hearing that and we no longer know what to say to her. the members have to speak to their daughter through an interpreter because she's forgotten her kurdish and now speaks german europe has pulled her family apart in a way even the syrian war did not jump sorrowful us athens. the top stories and saudi arabia has ordered its citizens to live lebanon as part of an escalating crisis began with a shot was a lebanese prime minister hariri i raise also says he's still in the saudi capital and then elias is being held well i respond is now demanding
a return to beirut five days after handouts he was stepping down while in riyadh. the return of prime minister saad hariri head of the future movement is necessary in order to restore the internal and external balance of lebanon with full respect to lebanese legitimacy in accordance to the constitution and to the thai if accord and with respect to the arab and international legitimacy we confirm our support for prime minister hariri and for all the decisions he makes under any circumstances. meanwhile saudi arabia's attorney general says two hundred eight people have been questioned as part of what officials are calling an anti corruption crackdown he says the investigation has uncovered around one hundred billion dollars worth of fraud were all family members officials and prominent business men are among those being held in the luxury hotel in the capital riyadh
the syrian army says it's now in control of the eastern city of. eisel fighters withdrew the border city was one of the last remaining pockets of territory in syria held by the armed group the u.n. says a saudi led blockade has put yemen on the brink of the world's worst famine in decades with millions at risk of starvation a group say seven million yemenis are facing famine like conditions with a further ten million in desperate need of food humanitarian workers are calling for the opening of all and seaports that were closed after saturday's attempted missile attack. the speaker of parliament and five for my cats and a titian's have appeared before spain supreme court they face charges of rebellion and sedition for their role in last month's independence referendum the courts will decide whether to remand them in custody while the investigation continues them. those are the headlines but stay with us next up it's inside story.