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by richelle carey this is the news hour live from doha coming up in the next sixty minutes concerns continue for lebanon's prime minister as saudi arabia and kuwait tell their citizens to leave the country immediately. leaked emails from the u.a.e. ambassador to the u.s. allegedly show a plan to destabilize qatar is economy. we'll take you inside australia's offshore prison camp abandoned by authorities the squalor has aid groups worried about the hundreds of stranded refugees. and a food revolution scientists say they're close to a breakthrough allowing crops to grow and deserts. kuwait has joined saudi arabia bahrain in the u.a.e. and ordering its citizens to leave lebanon it comes amid heightened tensions with the lebanese group hezbollah and its backers iran and there are questions over the
whereabouts of former prime minister saad hariri that his political party is demanding he return to beirut five days after he announced in riyadh that he was stepping down raise office says he is still in the saudi capital and denies reports he's being held there against his will. and now that you many 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 eliminates the gitting missy in accordance to the constitution and to the tie if accord and with respect to the arab and international legitimacy we confirm our support for prime minister saad hariri and for all the decisions he makes under any circumstances and as they know how to report from beirut politicians there are worried about hearings while being. the political party of saddle how do you say that it is necessary that the 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 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 of 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 a 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 in 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 eskil atory 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. french president says he's been in contact with three reimold discuss his case with the
saudi crown prince during a visit to riyadh on thursday cronin's denying hariri has formally requested to go to france earlier herbie resolve the said he had met the french ambassador in saudi arabia to saudi arabia rather in riyadh so just who is a visiting scholar at the carnegie's middle east program he joins us live from washington d.c. . could you put in some sort of person active how unusual it is that saudi rebury resigns from another country and is still in that country and put that in context with all these other events that are happening. look we i think we still don't know a lot of things surrounding this this mysterious way of resigning i mean not only prime minister saad hariri resigned from saudi arabia which is unusual and stayed there after dark but in fact his trip to saudi arabia to resign was following very shortly another trip that he made to saudi arabia so there is
something kind of murky happening there i don't know exactly the details and i think no one knows them but two things are starting to be sure and they are intertwined first of all the resignation has a profound structural geo political reason which is the decision of the gulf states of saudi arabia and the emirates to embark in a confrontation with iran over lebannon but the second thing which is more tied to the saudi internal domestic turmoil that that that's occurring i mean the stations and except for the resignation happened the same day it could have happened another time and the mere fact that the interrogations are still floating about the fate of saddam how d.d. if he is confined in custody if he is tied to during the forestation be them true or not the mere fact that they are floated and that they are becoming the talk of
international i mean the subject of international statements is by itself or ring and i would say is not very well done for the image of saudi arabia it serves because it is giving the image and the idea that this is a country where some things are or currying and this is not exactly i think this country would like to give of itself is this in a intentional escalation and how much further could this possibly go. look on the escalation side with iran over lebanon so far what we know is that the option of isolating lebanon economically is taken i mean the measures that have been announced so far give that direction and saw the order or the instruction for the nationals to leave lebanon but also we are talking now about some commercial and maybe economic sanctions about lebanon all around on lebanon so this is one
line of action i would say this could take things in the direction of a qatari scenario to isolate lebanon and through that to make the lebanese society pay a high price for quote unquote accepting hezbollah's influence in lebanon but ignoring that lebanese don't have really the choice i mean levanon. lebanese are. let's say accepting against their will the situation and they don't have the means to rebel against hezbollah's might on lebanon now the second step that could be taken god forbid is to embark on a kind of security military adventure against hezbollah in lebanon this would take the country towards a very bumpy very rocky and probably very sleepy slow so let me ask you this yes president donald trump has not been has a tent to to be interpreted in
a bad way by the saudi and the iraqi actors i think that they have probably perceived as a card to blow or shore a green light to go for the domestic burgess maybe for the confrontation with iran in lebanon the problem is that we are never sure if these signs were really explicit and well given and clear or if they were kind of semi cygnus if you take a crisis with qatar for example i think that the saudis and the emirati did not. really understand what was the american coverage for them day so that probably the u.s. would side with them again scott a very quickly. the crisis is the start of the crisis it's not it's not the case i think americans are watching that unfolding. and there is something else which is very worrying when you live in washington is that you have in fact it is from this administration i mean if you talk to state department
to other other actors in american government you get a very conciliatory tone a very calming tone and when you hear or read what the narrow circle of the presidency is seeing something gets much more much more inflammatory and much more so i think that this is a very dangerous situation it's not it's not a consistent message. thank you very much joining us from washington d.c. the whistleblower group global leaks has released what appears to be a plan by the united arab emirates to destroy the qataris economy and eventually take the twenty twenty two football world cup the plan was found in hacked e-mails belonging to the emirate ambassador to the u.s. who said typo alan fischer reports from washington d.c. . you use colorful and controversial ambassador to the u.s. use of allah tiber has been at the center of leak controversies in the past in recent months it was claimed the u.a.e. paid influential think tanks to back their worldview in washington according to
a series of leaked emails now it's alleged an elaborate overly ambitious plan to wage financial and economic war in qatar through born the debt manipulation has reportedly been found on his computer according to the website the intercept they would then take these these bonds according to the plan and swap them back and forth among parties who from the outside look like they're independent but are actually the same people as like me and you're trading a bond back and forth and that creates an illusion of volatility and with people aware that there is this political crisis going on then they plan as they see this enhanced volatility and traders start to panic and say oh my god something must be going on here we need to sell our own our own qatari debt which drives the price down further the outline for the plan was allegedly drawn up by the private bank of a land although it's based in luxembourg it's owned by a british banking family with close ties to the u.a.e.
the ultimate goal create a crisis which would force the qataris to step in to support their currency draining the country's cash reserves through these leaks the narrative in washington has changed from what was considered priorly to be. a response of qatari foreign policy to now a manufactured crisis by the other party to the conflict the u.a.e. and saudi arabia lead a group of mainly gulf nations which have imposed a partial blockade and cut off diplomatic relations to qatar international efforts to broker a settlement have come to nothing the scheme to interfere with the debt and bond market was always unlikely to succeed there are just too many variables but now it's been made public the financial markets will be watching more closely for any attempted manipulation alan fischer washington. saudi arabia's attorney general says it's now questioned two hundred eight people as part of what it calls an anti-corruption crackdown he says the investigation is uncovered around one hundred
billion dollars worth of fraud well family members officials and prominent business men are among those being held in a luxury hotel in the capital riyadh critics say crown prince mohammed bin solomon is leading the crackdown in an effort to consolidate his power the saudi foreign minister says no one in the country is immune from prosecution i think that this will increase investor confidence in saudi arabia because it shows that we have adopted a zero tolerance policy on corruption just as we have begun to do zero tolerance policy on terrorism and extremism in terms of financing the kingdom of saudi arabia announced to the students to we must announce more than two and a half years ago that he will fight corruption and fight to true busty the his royal highness the crown prince is made it very clear that no prince and no minister and no high ranking official is immune from corruption charges the state department says it wants the saudi led coalition to lift the blockade on yemen it
follows a warning by the united nations that the measures will lead to one of the worst famines the world has seen in decades all air sea and land access has been blocks and saturday more than twenty million people need to manage tarion assistance including seven million facing famine like conditions. the announcement that the ports were being closed down or limited in terms of some of the supplies is an area that's of concern to us because the yemeni people are not the ones at fault for their situation we would like to see food aid medical equipment and all of that be able to brought be brought in to the ports that is a key area where that the supplies in the food aid are able to get in we would like to see that open so that people are not suffering anymore the u.n. says it's already heard hospital shutting down as a result of the blockade today marks the fifth day since the saudi led coalition
has imposed a complete blockade on yemen since sunday the coalition has not facilitated any humanitarian movements into or out of yemen carrying relief items and aid workers are humanitarian colleagues tell us they've heard of health facilities shutting down because they cannot cover the increased fuel costs and water pumping stations have also been impacted when tearing groups a mass starvation as potentially just weeks away. basically ninety percent of a young man's food is in whole foods so with the breakdown on the few pipeline like ways that i was seeing it's not going to take ninety weeks before we can you know more people will face the rationing we're struggling to move around it takes from from one town to another we have to almost go through one hundred checkpoints we're asking for the airport blockade to be opened to allow lifesaving medicine and food to get into the country and this is
a manmade disaster and there is no humanitarian solution to this we're asking for parties to come together and to find a solution desperate which is desperately needed for the people of yemen. plenty more ahead in the news hour including. the. day syrian refugees protesting greece over the heartbreaking wait to be reunited with their families plus. i'm going to be reporting from vietnam where will beat is arriving in the city of dumbing to talk trade and the contrasting policies of china its globalization and united states protectionism. and sport defiant hong kong football fans for china's national anthem we'll have the details coming up later it's for. spain supreme court has ordered catalan his former parliamentary speaker be
released on bail following an investigation into her role in last month's independence referendum earlier five other sacked cattle on politicians were released after appearing before a judge they to face charges a rebellion and sedition and other former members of the government and two pro independence leaders remain in custody john hall has been following the case from barcelona. well after a mattress and day of hearings in the supreme court in madrid with the prosecution ardently arguing for karma for cordell the speaker of the now dissolved parliament in catalonia and five of its and p's to be jailed pending trial on charges of rebellion sedition and the misuse of public funds the judge in the supreme court decided instead to grant mrs ford codell her freedom conditional release on bail of a hundred seventy five thousand dollars when she's able to pay it four of the other m.p.'s out on twenty five thousand each and the fifth on conditional release they
all have to pay regular visits to the court pending trial which could be a process some years in length in the meantime momentum for cattle and she is a significant figure in the independence movement here gets to return to barcelona and campaign freely towards the election due on december the twenty first an election that will be quite possibly be do or die for the independence movement here the independence movement deeply demoralized by the jailing of eight of its ministers in madrid its party split unable to reach a coalition agreement to campaign together to try and regain their parliamentary majority the haps the only rallying point they now have are these eight prisoners widely now being described as political prisoners and the hope that with these prisoners come more support to the goal. a mauritanian blogger facing the death penalty for a facebook post has been freed from prison mohamed el shake or not to like to hear
senate sentence rather was overturned by an appeals court artists or four years in jail for a supposed criticizing the several lytton to justified discrimination in the country his trial saw thousands take to the streets demanding he be put to death. the conditions facing about six hundred refugees at a closed australian run off for prison camp there worsening by the day workers are worried the syllabi up on the guinea pup onegin is becoming so filthy many refugees are likely to become sick or even die we now have the first pictures of life inside the camp that as peter sharp reports as dire as it is the government has so far offered no help. these pictures of conditions inside the prison camp on popular new guinea are the first to show how conditions have deteriorated since authorities officially shut it down the video sent by a refugee gives an indication of what life is like for the refugees now that the
power and the water have been cut off course to turn it back gone from a spar way is the united nations have been ignored this is home for nearly six hundred men who came from war ravaged countries across asia and the middle east refugees from my mom afghanistan and iraq asylum seekers from iran in sri lanka the shared dream was to reach australia but this is where they've ended up confined to a squalid abandoned naval base rainwater collected in rubbish bins because of their tennis and you know. they're filthy place that's the default these toys are many people go through problems that we've got very young because look you see this through was flown to papua new guinea australian air force transports cambra has steadfastly refused to accept anyone who tried to reach the country by boat for four years australia has paid papua new guinea to house the asylum seekers but the
detention center was ordered shut up in new guinea supreme court ruled that it was unconstitutional to host such a camp. but the men fearful of threats from local residents say they would prefer this existence and shelter in towns where they don't feel safe and aid workers have little faith in the military and police ability to protect them might here. in the six hundred men. to relocate. i will go in. force and the o.p.'s force i know. we. know this is a problem aid workers believe the security forces plan to move the refugees out of the camp in the next few days by force if necessary be to show up al-jazeera. u.s. president donald trump's first year in office has been a tumultuous one to say the least and now new figures released provide evidence of
just how volatile it's been inside his government sixty percent that the state department's top management have quit sence trump was elected and applications to work there have dropped fifty percent in american foreign service association says the department is set in a state of collapse at a time when international issues like north korea are center stage. yes president says his common ground with china's later over the crisis on the korean peninsula has plenty of pomp and ceremony endangering for donald trump's visit a tram brown reports. china's leaders know how to put on a good show and to make important visitors feel honored. the finally chewed welcoming ceremony was far more lavish than the one given president trump's pre-disaster president xi jinping has rolled out a very long red carpet for trump who ensured his tie was color coordinated. the two leaders talked for several hours later before the cameras trump they have surprised
his host by saying the u.s. trade deficit with china wasn't all china's fault and i have great respect for you for that because you're representing china but it's too bad that past administrations allowed it to get so far out of kilter they held a news conference without taking questions where trump again pressure over north korea all responsible nations must join together to stop arming and financing and even trading with the murderous north korean regime their statements offered more plaudits than substance trump said she was a special man and that is people were proud of him. president xi reiterated his call for diplomacy and not threats to resolve the crisis on the korean peninsula he said it was natural for the united states and china to disagree but they owed it to
the world to work more closely. but i told president trump that the asia pacific is big enough and both the u.s. and china by its side should increase communication and cooperation in regards to asia pacific issues they agreed to cooperate over combating drugs namely the chinese made chemicals blamed on the us opiates epidemic many of the outcomes on thursday were prearranged two hundred fifty billion dollars worth of trade deals were announced but their real substance still needs to be assessed those agreements though mean trump can show his supporters that he's making progress in reducing the trade deficit china's leaders clearly want president from to leave here. and they appear to have given him just enough to ensure that happens in return china's state controlled media says that it's time for the united states to treat china as an equal trump spin tweeting about his successes here which means he's been breaking
chinese law because twitter is banned but on this occasion his hosts probably don't mind adrian brown al jazeera beijing. trucks next visit is vietnam war hill attend the asia pacific economic cooperation summit trade is likely to top the agenda with more than half of the apec members trying to sign a multilateral deal that the u.s. has withdrawn from wayne hall reports from. the 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 since its products around
the world you know learning a lot. when other countries. so that we can. train 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 a contrast in 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. you think differently about trade. it should be. brought back to us but you can go into. the digital economy. 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 there's no sign of it being extinguished. al-jazeera vietnam among those attending the apec
summit is myanmar's later on who's there amid a storm of controversy human rights watch is urging world leaders to look into threat. random minority. and a former member of a pact but sochi was invited by vietnam's president more than eight hundred thousand roughead to have fled a military crackdown in rakhine state the military denies accusations of human rights abuses insisting operations are targeting armed groups still ahead on al-jazeera zimbabwe's government spends millions on a controversial move to rename the airports the cape capital's airport a u.s. court orders work to stop on a pipeline project in pennsylvania but locals environmental concerns remain. i'm down in the north of england exploring with a college kid anywhere in a range of school difference to results some scientists say showing.
how low temperatures cooling off quite readily across north america at the moment a little area of cold air diving out of canada and that will sink its way further south with says cloud and right just around the panhandle into georgia up towards the middle and six days behind this cold front that's where the real cold air is and it will sink its way further south over the next comes i single figures look at that zero celsius hanging around freezing for chicago thirty nine celsius in new york seven there for d.c. but minus two the high we can the speights. not quite as cold as that was c.-o. west pacific northwest seattle at around ten degrees celsius and cloud and rain
coming in here making its way further and readily turning to snow and there were a little bit of lake effect snow just around the great lakes as we go on through saturday further east well it's colder still that cold front yes that's making progress for celsius in the heat of the day then for new york and also for washington meanwhile it's fun to drive for a good part of the caribbean but some lively showers coming into central areas around the great ranch of the cuba shouldn't fare too badly having said that lousy try and settle for a time when the weather will make its way further west which is for go through the next couple of days but a lot of sunshine for central america. in ingenious developments in the battle against illegal deforestation these are basically old cell phones. it was in the forest and. chainsaws or gunshots and in australia indigenous practices are being used to.
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watching al-jazeera let's recap the top stories this hour kuwait has joined saudi arabia bahrain and the u.a.e. and ordering its citizens to leave lebanon comes amid heightened tensions with the lebanese group and its backers oberon there are questions over the whereabouts of former prime minister saad hariri who stepped out on saturday they whistle blower probe global leaks has released what appears to be a plan by the united arab emirates to destroy qatar economy and eventually jeopardize its hosting the two thousand and twenty two football world cup the plan was founded hacked e-mails along. the ambassador to the u.s. . spain supreme court has said bail for how long his former parliamentary speaker. car may go to show was only for what she has one hundred seventy five thousand dollars earlier five other politicians were released today to face charges
of rebellion and sedition over their roles in last month's and dependence referendum. u.s. treasury says it is sanctioning ten more of in his whaling officials including government ministers the move follows the passing of a new law by venezuela's constituent assembly on wednesday which cracks down on media freedom the u.s. says those sanctions are complicit in president nicolas maduro as attempts to quote undermine democracy and corruption in government administered food programs colombia's president has warned of the potential for regional spillover from what he calls an implosion and venezuela the venezuelan economy is in freefall with france and inflation and widespread food shortages and recent months the government has been criticized for attempting to rewrite the constitution to strengthen its grip on power if you ask me what nightmares i have my worst nightmare is. the sense that there is in there.
it's not going to be half a million. people coming over and they have already. committed . and the a state of alabama the senate race is underway that could make a statement about the popularity of the trumpet ministration it comes right after major wins for the democrats in tuesday's elections reports. it's a race with national implications the special election for the senate seat in alabama is a test of donald trump's populism i believe and so. pitting ultra conservative republican roy moore against democrat doug jones but new explosive allegations against moore could jeopardize his chances according to the washington
post leak or famine now in her fifty's says back in one thousand nine hundred seventy nine when she was just fourteen years old more approached her he was thirty two years old at the time more was reportedly working at the local district court in court and smothered gone inside the court room to attend a hearing courtman tells the post more approached her two more times driving her into the woods to allegedly kiss her and remove her clothing more claims the story is nothing more than a smear campaign in a statement he said these allegations are completely false and are desperate political attack by the national democratic party and the washington post this garbage is the very definition of fake news still the newspaper owned by amazon c.e.o. jeff bezos a top democratic donor has found three more women who also report war approached them like orf men when they were teenagers more is a controversial candidate do you think something has to be done about that. backed
by anti establishment conservatives in the us like breitbart chief steve bannon intent on collapsing and rebuilding the republican party so not surprisingly longtime conservatives like senate majority leader mitch mcconnell reacted strongly suggesting more she. withdraw from the contest if the allegations are true. but as moore's opponents are well aware truth and potential criminality may not be proven until long after this critical december vote when the political damage to moore's candidacy is already done kimberly helped get out zero washington. the new york premiere of comedian louis c.k. is controversial new film i love you daddy has been canceled that follows reports in the new york times the comedian has been accused of sexual misconduct and the paper has spoken to five women who say louis c.k. acted sexually inappropriate lay with them on
a number of occasions i love you daddy is the story of a t.v. producer who seventeen year old daughter falls in love with a sixty eight year old filmmaker a rare court victory for a pipeline protesters in the u.s. state of pennsylvania has seen construction suspended but there are middle concerns remain locals are valid to continue fighting until the project is canceled despite president trying voicing his support for such pipelines kristen salumi has more from lancaster pennsylvania. so yeah this was an active site where there were dozens of trucks and lots of people working just yesterday the heavy equipment sat idle in rural lancaster county pennsylvania melinda clattered bug and her group lancaster against pipelines had just won an order in federal court to stop construction. just a few weeks ago she and twenty two other opponents of the new atlantic sunrise natural gas pipeline were arrested trying to stop it from being built they view the pipeline as
a threat to both the local environment and the long term sustainability of the planet it seems like a violation of our personal private property rights if the industry is given the right to take our land through condemnation by in that domain for their private gain and use and yet we're bearing the brunt of the destruction in the damage that's being done to it and a lot of people are really opposed to it for that reason before melinda and other opponents could even savor their victory they received word that an appeals court had lifted the construction ban the atlantic sunrise pipeline is a three billion dollar project the three hundred plus new cooperators of pipeline will increase the company's capacity to deliver natural gas and meet growing demand but opponents in the area say that most of the products will be sold overseas the company building the pipeline and says pennsylvanians will also benefit from the natural gas and twenty five hundred local construction jobs but those in the pipelines way clued in an order of catholic nuns was a corn field
a very healthy looking corn field accuse the companies of overstating the economic benefits while downplaying environmental concerns we need to look at different ways of meeting these needs. there is sustainable fuel a lot of it hasn't been developed yet and personally i think that people. can invest their money in that the construction that is dividing the community may now go ahead but three legal challenges continue to make their way through federal court even as the opponents promise more acts of civil disobedience to try to stop it kristen salumi al jazeera lancaster pennsylvania the syrian army says it's now in control of the eastern city after eisel fighters withdrew the border city was one of the last remaining pockets of territory in syria held by the armed groups iraqi fighters allied with the syrian government have been pushing
into from both sides of the border eisel has been losing ground since it self declared capital rocco was recaptured in october by syrian democratic forces. refugees have been protesting in grace over the time it's taking to re-unite them with their families fifteen thousand refugees they want to reconnect with family members many of whom are in germany are separated on their journey to europe over the past few years johnson reports from athens. yeah. yeah. 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 sea for 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 both kerry and 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 ninety 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 the european bureaucratic nightmare for a day's all 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 mom is 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 drugs are sold 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 places in 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 mom is a mentally exhausted and so is their daughter so. 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 mom is have to speak to their daughter through an interpreter because she's forgotten her kurdish and now speaks german europe has pulled their family apart in a way even the syrian war did not jump start awful us athens people in mexico city
say the government has been slow to rebuild after the earthquake in september protesters block roads in neighborhoods where buildings are surrounded by rubble and still too unsafe to enter there accusing the government of carrying out superficial and contradictory inspections three hundred sixty nine people died during that earthquake most of the fatalities were in the capital. kenya's opposition leader has warned the country is headed towards a dictatorship president held onto power after a dingo boycotted last month's election claiming it was going to be free or fair speaking in the u.s. are doing is warning the current leadership could tear kenya apart. everything. and tearing apart.
the government. sure. everyone's achieved. this. international criminal court in the hague has approved a request to investigate war crimes allegedly committed by the government of bruni and its supporters it's less than a month since the east african nation quit the court the government is accused of the murder torture and rape of opposition groups the unrest began in april two thousand and fifteen and president here in currencies announced he would seek a third term in office. u.s. citizen facing twenty years in prison and zimbabwe has been granted bail after a high court judge found an absence of facts donovan has been in jail since saturday facing charges of subversion and insulting the president on twitter she's accused of calling president. man in a tweet posted last month it's the first arrest since president robert mugabe
appointed a cyber security minister and staying with zimbabwe where harare's international airport has been renamed after the president is out of a series of events to honor the ninety three year old leader at the expense of moved by a cash strapped government is facing widespread criticism has more from harare. president robert mugabe supporters say they are honoring a great man who helped. rule and gave land to blacks that's why they've renamed international airport to robert gabriel mugabe international airport but opposition leaders say this is an insult to zimbabweans. to capture important national is traditions that. you realise that are ready. to cut. to be the vice president. of the states on monday the ninety
three. 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 him he's going to make us we . don't it was easy it may seem his. edge is not easily influenced there's. zimbabwe is that. it isn't well. anything what do you want the bobbins olson worried about the ailing economy zimbabwe's government is broke this is shortage of food prices keep rising and the country is one of the highest unemployment rate in the world some people say renaming and upgrading the courts at a cost of one hundred and fifty three million dollars should it be apparent the
on the african continent and even and hunger are calling on world leaders meeting at climate talks in germany to commit more funding for projects and drought stricken parts of the world or in slate reports. in the southern corner of the netherlands a grain of ember day looks like the last place you'd expect to see a revolution in food but in these vaastu greenhouses things are happening that could change lives whole of the world away usually it takes a huge amounts of wolves it's a great sum also but here they reduce it's a virtually nothing and they even grow the fruit in insulation material rather than soil we use only rainwater and recycle fourth. and you can do this with any vegetable. you can. it can be a solution to to bring feet food into other places in the world where there's a problem that the tiny netherlands is already the world's largest exporter of
tomatoes this though has no. not for western supermarkets but for the world's hungry what they're on to here is regarded as really exciting because if you can grow vegetables with no soil and with almost no water then you can grow them anywhere you can grow them in the deserts or where there's been drought and so there's a growing realisation that this technology could be used to fight famine the combination of population growth and climate change are making a terrible situation in parts of the world even worse and desert if occasion and i grew cultural land is turning many into climate refugees. at this leading university to finding yet more radical solutions like extracting the bacteria from plants which can cope in the deserts and putting them into crops incredibly the scientists believe the deserts of the world are a huge agricultural opportunity i think they're two years away from planting crops in the sand that this cabbage tomato and i thought the potato we are working on
this was brought if we come to barley. it's a very close relative of wheat that we have we're talking about major crops of. this is that you can grow under such harsh conditions also in desert areas the message here to western politicians is that climate change is an integra parts of the refugee crisis and offering solutions has benefits everywhere if we don't solve the problems over there then people will migrate to other places and they will look for food in europe and we know that again and migration is a great problem so in my opinion we need to improve the situation in africa. and to . improve the life insurance of people in africa there's often a feeling that trying to help the world's hungry is pointless and the problems will never end but here there is proof that even climate change can be beaten by science for the politicians of the rich countries it is becoming possible to effect
incredible change if they really want. lawrence leigh al-jazeera in the netherlands and now here's far with support thanks very much we start with the world cup playoffs and have taken a huge step towards qualifying for russia twenty eight maybe greece for one the hose dominated the match ins are grabbed captain luca moderate open the scoring with a penalty. paris each and cameron each all got on the scoresheet as well greece now have a lot to do to make it to their third successive finals and there's these other playoff northern ireland's hopes of reaching their first world cup since one thousand nine hundred six have suffered a huge blow they were beaten one no by sports by switzerland in belfast ricardo rodriguez with the penalty there are eight teams left in europe only four will make it to russia twenty eighteen after these two legged play offs northern ireland second leg was switzerland will be played on sunday croatia have won all four of
their previous playoff ties will take a three goal advantage to greece in the other match on sunday italy face missing out on a world cup for the first time since one thousand nine hundred fifty eight their play off as against sweden the first like is on friday on saturday denmark are at home for the first leg against the republic of ireland who have been featured on football's biggest stage since two thousand and two. all football fans in hong kong defied a chinese law by booing the national anthem during a friendly against bahrain. supporters loudly jeered at the start of the match the move was in direct defiance of beijing who have said anyone disrespecting the song in public could face criminal punishments of up to three years there have been increasing tensions between mainland china and the semi autonomous former british colony where pro-democracy activists say beijing is tightening its grip was houghton may have won the formula one world title but the mercedes driver has no plans to let up at the brazilian grand prix it will be the first race for hamilton
since winning his fourth world championship crown yeah but if it feels good walking into the paddock as a wheelchair if you again yeah but if is the first time so it really does it's i don't know why it just feels so fresh and new and. it's great but the england rugby team will be hoping to slip under the radar when they play argentina on saturday they'll be wearing a dark gray kit manufacturers claim will help to camouflage them. reports on whether a kid's color really can make a difference. now you see them now you don't yes it's hard to miss giant rugby players but the england team don't want opponents argentina to see them clearly in their match on saturday that dog kit for the game has been specially designed as an attempt to blend in stealth mode. come
a color and design of kit really make a difference. in darwin north east england robert barton and fellow scientists russell hill showed statistically cats in many species of monkeys and the color red is used in miles to display dominance and aggression and we wondered rather speculative like whether it could possibly be the case that red has similar psychological consequences contest between humans as it does in the contest between say my own monkeys using fifty years of english football data they found teams in red did perform better on average in late positions they also looked into four limpid combat sports in the two thousand and four guards and found the competitor wearing red one between fifty five and sixty percent of bounce sometimes when you're watching any sport it really does feel that color come make a difference a psychological as well as the visual might the new zealand all blacks have
a bit of an extra advantage on top of being the best because of that famous jersey the brazilian football so when i switched to a vibrant yellow or white success over many decades and you've got tiger woods always wearing a red shirt on the final die when he made his push for a title at a bad kid can sometimes be blind for a bad performance for example alex ferguson ordering his majesty united team to change their great good half time in a premier league match against southampton this is where we study professor on your home but explores color recognition at newcastle university it's not just easier on the eye it's also how it makes you feel. so light and colors not only give you a visual signal they also affect how you feel. your emotions and it might make your competitors feel a certain way to. do the boxes bucket dharm you do this to have a preference if you go in red or blue you have a choice to make
a difference being right to live in its totality. it's psychological if it does. the bird is designed to fight to. the right on the green grass of. al-jazeera. former boxing heavyweight champion mike tyson was put on a flight back to the u.s. after chilean authorities denied him entry because of his criminal record the merican was blocked by the police from entering the south american country after failing to comply with immigration laws in one thousand nine hundred two types and was convicted of rape and served three of a six year jail sentence for the crime and that's all your support for now more later and that is all for the news hour but we have much more news on the other side of the break here on al-jazeera keep it or.
or forest baby thirteen years ago dr lee was one of the first to conduct research on forest bathing he concluded that the essential oils the trees produce to protect themselves from germs and bugs can boost the human immune system. a lot of fine. lives found in the forests my research has shown that forest trying to reduce stress hormones. in the future the time may come when doctors prescribe the forest of medicine tracing the fall from prosperity to financial ruin this is a movement where. nothing worse first wealthy greed is a devastating impact for say the banks. and the failure to prevent disaster banks and political leaders the people who need to. gora from democracy to the markets at this time on al jazeera.