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at this time. u.s. and british companies have announced the biggest discovery of natural gas in west africa but what to do with these untapped natural resources is already a source of heated debate nothing much has changed they still spend most of their days looking forward to form a dry riverbed like this one five years on the syrians still feel battered or even those who managed to escape their country have been truly unable to escape the your . support group has for lebanon's prime minister has the country waits to hear from eighty eight days after he was signed and riad.
hello and welcome to live from our headquarters in doha with me and it's a problem also ahead. it's now time to get back to healing a world that is shattered and broken donald trump says the u.s. and russia can be friends but he's backing the cia's view that moscow meddled in the u.s. presidential election. thousands of civilians flee their homes in aleppo province the syrian government jets head rebel targets and spain's prime minister returns to . his party's campaign ahead of the december election. the state t.v. has shown pictures of king solomon meeting lebanon's prime minister as lebanese latest continue to demand saad hariri return to the country. he hasn't come back.
publicly spoken since unexpectedly announcing his present resignation from the saudi capital eight days ago the move has plunged lebanon into political chaos but on sunday on the streets of beirut people united as a whole the reports. an animal sporting event aiming to bring people closer together unity is needed this year's beirut marathon comes at a time of increased uncertainty and a political vacuum lebanon's prime minister suddenly announced his resignation from the saudi capital more than a week ago since then there has been concern about saddam how deedes well being lebanese leaders believe he was forced to step down and is detained in saudi arabia saudi leaders say he's free to go but fear for his safety if he returns to lebanon lebanese across the political divide are demanding his return home is not tearing the one which is a very very big problem you know. it's like like broken up he comes back
safe. and all right it's not like that help for that hollywood that what i guess i'm this mother of two that he's going to think is the prime reason for that i don't. know if you have to come back these are the most recent t.v. pictures of heidi meeting the saudi king in riyadh the airport he has been seen three times in public since his resignation speech but hasn't made any comment people are using the marathon to show solidarity with. the slogans include we are running for you we are all waiting for you for now the lebanese are standing together in a rare show of unity but there is no indication of when how do you will return and if and when he does there is no guarantee that lebanon's political crisis will be resolved was who joined the marathon to support cancer patients is optimistic that this time around the crisis can be contained. on the. i see things in
a positive light unlike in the past the lebanese people are thinking about their own interests in the interests of the country. others are less optimistic because lebanon's political parties tend to answer to their regional patrons we don't want other countries to interfere and i would. want only. to have. this country a clear reference to hezbollah's armed wing an issue that cuts at the heart of lebanon's political divide a divide that has shattered stability and threatened coexistence in a not so distant past that of. beirut let's move on to other news now on u.s. president donald trump sought to clarify remarks he made about that in a potent and russian meddling in last year's election he made the comments on the final day of his visit to vietnam before leaving for the philippines when he reports from hanoi two things dominated donald trump's visit to vietnam competing
with china for influence in asia and offering conflicting messages about russian influence on his election win last year i believe that president putin really feels and he feels strongly that he did not meddle in our election. what he believes is what he believes what i believe is that we have to get to work and i think everybody understood this that heard the answer hours earlier he spoke off camera with reporters and said something different following brief discussions with blood amir putin at the apec summit in downing he said he believes the russian president didn't meddle in the election comments were criticized by some in the united states government intelligence agencies have concluded that there was russian interference in the campaign in his meeting with the vietnamese president in hanoi trump said he believes a strong relationship with russia can help fix the world's problems we have to get to work to solve syria to solve north korea to solve ukraine to solve terrorism
it's now time to get back to healing a world that has shattered and broken those a very important thing donald trump backs himself as a deal maker someone who can make things happen and while much of this trip was about trade and business he also offered to help keep the peace between vietnam and china vietnam and china are in a long running territorial dispute in the south china sea along with other neighboring countries donald trump told his vietnamese counterpart trend that he could help make things better while also touting u.s. weapons contracts. well you. know. we're. going to use. donald trump says he's not interested in multilateral trade deals china's president xi jinping who's also in vietnam's
capital says he's not interested in multilateral talks on the south china sea when hey al jazeera hanoi. let's bring in our correspondent in washington and the thing now and gallagher is joining us live trumps comment andy on who he believes when it comes to russian meddling and the u.s. election is this confusing people back in the u.s. i think whatever strides donald trump may have made on this trip of been basically undone by the confusion over what what he said i remember twenty four hours ago he basically said that he believed lot of mere putin that the russians hadn't meddled in u.s. elections despite what his own intelligence community said that led to a great deal of criticism here in the u.s. particularly from people like john mccain a republican senator from arizona who said that trump was being naive that he certainly wasn't putting america first when he was believing a former colonel from the k.g.b.
that kind of backlash i think led to a flip flop by donald trump who now said that he believes putin believes he didn't meddle but he's now backing his own intelligence community but if you're watching this from the united states and your watching essentially the leader of the free world on this very important foreign trip saying one thing one day and then one thing the next it is in fact extremely confusing and it is in fact giving his critics lots of vimy nation to bring president trump down and say look you're backing the leader of russia someone who doesn't have america's interests at heart against your own intelligence community who are pretty clear that the russians did in fact meddle in the twenty sixteen election the criticism isn't new and yet he remains determined to have a good for nations where russia more than has predecessors. you know he really i mean if you look at past elections and you think of some of the other past candidates who said look russia is our enemy these people do not have our interests
at heart this is before even meddling came up and then you see president trump who clearly is a man who had my eyes got a mirror putin has made it clear that he wants to work with russia and he says the reasons are that there are so many problems in the world you heard in report that because president trump really wants help with north korea he wants help in syria and he believes that russia is an ally and that in fact tweeting out just a few hours ago that all the haters and losers who think that a good relationship with russia isn't helpful or wrong so he's made it pretty clear the direction in which he wants to go andy thank you very much for that for now that andy gallagher with the latest from washington d.c. thank you for being president of the were there they have spoken out about the south china sea dispute ahead of donald trump survival in manila and a farm on the sidelines of the r.v. and summit the therapist said the issue is better left untouched of comments follow trump's offer to mediate the competing maritime claims the u.s. president again discussed with south china sea with the vietnamese president where
both spoke of the importance of free access to the scene. and. their. results. but their lives and. nobody. to syria now where the problems of aleppo is again under heavy bombardment by government warplanes targeting rebel fighters the air raids have forced thousands of civilians to flee the area and set up makeshift camps in the countryside asama benj of aid has more from gaza and have near the turkish syrian border. the war in syria is far from over. the army and air force of president bashar al assad
and his allies continue to attack opposition positions in the southern countryside of billable province forces are advancing to secure an important supply route or highway that connects damascus to an apple city. opposition fighters as well as here which is why there are fighting to retain control of small towns villages. days of fighting has displaced thousands. we don't have any shelter no tents no cover when we left we didn't take anything the syrian army went after us with airstrikes and now the children sleep there while. there's no water no power no roads just dirt we move a lot for god's sake have some mercy we run with just the clothes that we wear now we're here in a tent and. the reuse tents are not just for people from so the but also from hama province in the north around three thousand people in all. many here haven't seen
any help from international aid organizations because the front line is close by local aid workers say they are doing what they can but don't have enough provisions and we had again. the villages and towns in the southern countryside of aleppo faced a wave of civilians fleeing towards the east or one thousand seven hundred thirty four families from the south and one thousand three hundred families from the northern countryside of after visiting the random camps in the area we have valuate the humanitarian situation as a disaster people need tends to protect themselves from the freezing winter the united nations says at least one point one million syrians have been displaced in the last year the u.n. is concerned by the escalation there were strikes in aleppo and it led provinces and is calling for the protection of civilians. the fighting is continuing on the edges of the deescalation zones agreed by the united states and russia the opposition says that the government is taking advantage of the zones to target them while the government says that is going to go after what it calls terrorist groups
and this goes on millions of syrians continue to suffer. in the turkish syrian border. still ahead on the bulletin mass graves of suspected eiffel buttons have been discovered in northern iraq. i mean what a body on the turnaround of one of germany's most industrialized cities has led to it becoming this year's european green capital. had over the late season rain is on its way to the southwest of china courtesy of this cloudy this is remnants of the tropical depression that was originally heading for vietnam's life form the pattern just spread its largest save the south china sea well that will end up a shower somewhere in southwestern china is feeding at the middle we have
a line of rain developing in central part of china recently extends through to japan has an effect the temperatures very much that hasn't brought much for a nor will it do to shanghai so nineteen here twenty eight in hong kong but we should watch the depth of the shark how to think in the southwest it could be quite substantial there is still rain falling in the southeast of india to keep tellin audio but you see it's coming up through chennai and that's still to go the next couple days and circulations just that could be quite heavy rain once again we had flooding in china not long ago could be repeatable but a good news for the north where all the delis quality is really very poor hazardous in the moment and that extends into law by tommy get to the monday more specially tuesday rain could temporarily wash some of the tide and the increasing breeze might make a difference to the new delhi area as you can see but it's only a temporary phenomena for once that's gone through once again quality will worsen.
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stories. as lebanese leaders continue to. return. to any public comment on expectantly resignation and. u.s. president says he accepts his country's. election campaign that he accepts president. of kremlin involvement. under heavy bombardment by government war planes. bombing and. the united nations says it's concerned by the continuous bombing campaign and. backed by russia. mass graves containing at least four hundred suspected victims have been found in northern iraq the sites were discovered near a military base close to the town of heavy. enough ok to cook says many of the dead
were dressed in prison uniforms was forced out of the region by iraqi forces and toiba has the latest from the cut capital baghdad. this fund will be very significant not just for the families but for investigators as well a lot of families are wondering what happened to their loved ones by then to find the bodies within the mass grave they'll be able to get some sort of closure hopefully for investigators this will be a way to find out exactly how many people died. this mass grave was found in which is one of the main ones it was a former military base which allegedly used an execution ground according to locals now this is the first grave that the iraqis are certainly won't be the last as they go. into the areas that i so used to control and try and dig and look for information on any potential mass grave sites that there are now i've actually seen
one of these mass grave sites a couple of them in fact actually up in this enjoy mountains in the north they are very gruesome places to come visit everything has to be kept logs of bones are being dug out of the ground forensic scientists are looking and investigators are looking at what they find just to see how many people actually were killed now in this particular grade we're hearing that at least four hundred people had been killed the effects of the battle to retake mosul from i so they're still being found for more than one thousand families who remain living in camps many of those who fled the fighting have been staying in camps near vail the director for the eastern mental camp says most of the displaced are too scared to return home because of the presence of. in the area. also the care is baghdad of not doing enough to provide aid to those in need. in iraq a military helicopter has crashed during a training exercise killing all three people onboard the crash happened over iraq's wasit province just east of the capital baghdad the cause is not known. iran has
called behind the allegations that it was involved in an explosion at an oil pipeline absurd and baseless behind blamed what it called terrorism linked to iran for an explosion and body on friday iran has denied any involvement calling the accusations childish finger pointing. the u.s. has joined calls for the saudi led coalition to lift its blockade of yemen but it also says that it recognizes the coalition's concerns about stopping the movement of arms to hopi their balls the blockade is causing a humanitarian crisis at the u.n. saying the closure of yemen's borders is pushing millions of people close to starvation. the spanish prime minister mariano hall is in catalonia for the first time since the central government imposed direct rule over the region he traveled to barcelona to campaign ahead of december's regional elections the spanish central government dissolved the catalan parliament after declared independence last month
horrifies efforts to honor spanish law and what he called difficult times john howard has the latest from barcelona. well this was the first time that money on iraq paid a visit to the region of catalonia since his unprecedented move to trigger section one five five of the constitution never before done here in spain revoking catalonia as autonomy dissolving the government and calling elections on december the twenty first his presence here certainly not a welcome one for half the population least favorite defendants who see him as the head of a government that they blame for oppressing their language their culture their identity and their rights but he was here in the hotel behind me preaching very much to the converted to the faithful members of his own party and supporters here and the candidate who will stand in december's election here in catalonia they won't win of course but he was calling on the silent majority as they call themselves here the other half of the population who favor unity to come out in big
numbers at the polls in the hope that that that would neutralize the independence movement well he also offered this justification if you like for quite why he took the decision which was described at the time as the nuclear option to trigger section one five five. short extract that we've done exactly. what any other country that respects itself would have done what would france or germany have done if one of their regions suddenly wanted an autonomous referendum article one five five is there to defend the constitution the law and the general interest when it's harmed in a clear manner. the crisis in catalonia has played pretty well for money on iraq oil and he's popular party its ratings are way up now a lot of people in the country are pretty pleased with the way that he's put down this secessionist insurrection in catalonia but remember this it's also been good for him in the sense that it has largely obscured a raft of pretty serious corruption allegations against the prime minister and
against his party in madrid and here now we're. in the capital new delhi has been dropped to spot worsening air pollution levels ballasts explains what's behind the move. a scheme to try to reduce pollution levels in new delhi has stood over the issue of women driving the government wanted to bring income from monday but said women were exempt because having to use public transport would compromise the security. the public transportation is not robust enough to be relied upon for the implementation of the car rationing scheme and the most important issue is the security of women the government is very concerned about that. the country's environmental court all the in g.t. disputed the ruling saying all fuel powered vehicles must be included in the scheme . if we talk only about car russian and there is no exemption there is no exemption
for b i p s four women or two wheelers it applies across the board. pollution has hit record levels in new delhi this week forty times what the world health organization says is safe. there was a burning sensation in my throat and suddenly i felt breathless now after the oxygen mask i feel better schools have been closed construction with strict it and trucks abandon and if it to bring levels down. when the environment court challenge the state government over women drivers being examined the government cancelled the skiing now on monday it will be business as usual. at the moment we're calling it off but on monday we will again approach the environment court and request them to reconsider the exemption for two wheelers and women drivers new delhi's equality has been so poor this week doctors say it's as bad as smoking fifty cigarettes
a day it's a consequence of weather patterns and crop burning in nearby states but right now the authorities seem unable to prevent it dallas al-jazeera. about four hundred refugees refusing to leave a day commission president kept a man a file and have had to build makeshift fences from cloth to keep people out new guinea has dismantled large sections of the fence of the former straining and run a camp and a bit to force the refugees to leave the men are refusing to move saying they fear man assad and locals might attack them. britain's prince charles laid a wreath at london's santa tough war memorial marking remembrance sunday the two minute silence was held around the country to remember soldiers killed in conflict the heir to the foreign stepped and for his mother queen elizabeth slowly reduces public duties. a matter of jobs versus the environment as raging in northern greece as one of the country's largest foreign investors is threatening to pull out
canadian mining eldorado gold almost suspended operations last month saying the government is causing delays and costing millions but as john reports the government says it's trying to protect the environment two hundred and seventy meters below sea level these men are digging for gold eight million ounces of it thought to be hidden in these rocks with more than ten billion dollars which would make greece europe's biggest gold producer and there are billions more in silver copper lead and zinc but these which is aren't yet within reach the government hasn't consistently worked through the permits as required under a contract and under regulations or in greece and we've suffered our share price is down compared to our peers in the predominant issue is our investments in greece have not proceeded as planned el dorados shares have fallen by more than half this year this mill should already be crushing rock instead it's waiting for permission
to build walls and a roof to house the machinery and now the city's a government has taken the company to court because it's only completed two thirds of its one and a half billion dollar investment it's the sort of behavior that is putting off other potential investments in greece and losing cities our votes down here. i'd like the government to come here and see what we do what we produce and see with our own eyes what we can achieve for the national economy if they do away with my salary today tomorrow there won't be any income for the very people in government. this is the growth greece is looking for salaries here average about fifteen hundred dollars and that twenty four hundred workers monthly payroll of about three and a half million dollars that kind of money creates an entire economy on the surface but cities are says it's not the only economy. these people will work for twenty or thirty years this isn't a sustainable form of development for the area or it will eventually run out what
will remain for the future generations yes this entire valley will become an open cast mine pit half a kilometer deep once that happens farming and tourism won't stand a chance but mining is the biggest driver of the local economy and at full swing this operation would give the government half a billion dollars a year in taxes for a quarter century and double the size of the mining industry to seven percent of g.d.p. cities at once those taxes but it wants the votes to win the last election the environmental vote defeated the mining vote next time around the tables could turn jump start up a loss in the cassandra mines of northern greece. now the coal mines of the state of france and germany several of age and have power the country for more than a century but since the industrial challenge declined one of its major cities is now looking to tourism to recharge its a commie a clock report. his stands against the relic to
a time now just one of the largest industrial monuments in europe the silver and coal mine the last miners descended the shelves in one thousand nine hundred six but in this time zone verein was a key cog in the german economic machine for many going underground was a way of life the region was the beating heart of the nation's industry its coal mines and on and steel plant the country for more than one hundred years. this is the largest of the region's disused coal mines and back in the day it employed eight thousand people around the clock producing twenty three thousand tonnes of coal every twenty four hours now it's at unesco world heritage site and the old coal washing the room. where once machinery thundered and tens of millions of tons of coal were processed now there's an impressive curation of the region's history we sought for people who came from outside to build one
place to have a window to look in the history of this region beginning at three hundred and fifty million years ago when cold starts to exist today to the present so these days there mining the tourist dollar sees one and a half million visitors a year bringing in more than sixty five million euros. seventy. today and i think very important. like a lot of money. everybody can come here today and just. a process in green space now blankets much of the city's industrial past with here and there a looming reminder this fight back against environmental degradation has led to the e.u. naming the city as a european green capital for two thousand and seventy. we
are a model for change how to create something when a complete branch of industry breaks away first we're interesting for europe and the rest of the world now if a crisis or volved a chance and we are now entering a green decade. of course is not. despite some major energy companies still being based in local unemployment remains high at nearly eleven percent but there was a time when the river was a toxic flow now it's a stunning clean i mean it's with no end of profitable potential by honoring its industrial heritage while shaking off the coal dust and looking to tourism this is story city may just reinvent itself. al-jazeera. germany. the headlines on al-jazeera saudi state t.v.
has shown pictures of king solomon meeting lebanon's prime minister as lebanese leaders continue to demand. return home i really hasn't returned to beirut or made any public comments since unexpectedly announcing his resignation and riyadh eight days ago. u.s. president donald trump says he accepts his country's intelligence assessments of russian meddling in last year's election campaign but that he also accepts president vladimir putin the denial of kremlin involvement. rebel fighters in syria are again under heavy bombardment by government warplanes thousands of civilians have fled days of bombing in aleppo province the united nations says it's concerned by the continuous bombing campaign involving government forces backed by russia philippine president or the other that they have spoken out about the south china sea dispute ahead of donald trump survival in manila and a farm on the sidelines of the telepath of the issue is better left untouched his
comments follow trump's offer to. mediator of the competing maritime claims the u.s. president again discussed the south china sea with the vietnamese president where both spoke of the importance of free access to the sea. and. this. and that's the. result change. that. the. spanish prime minister mariano to hole is in catalonia for the first time since the central government imposed direct rule over the region he traveled to barcelona to campaign ahead of december's regional elections the spanish government dissolve the caution on parliament talks were declared independence last month. mass graves containing at least four hundred suspected arson victims have been
found in northern iraq the sites were discovered near a military base close to the town of her many of the dead were dressed in prison uniforms those are the headlines on al-jazeera do stay with us the listening post is coming up next. germany is hosting this year's climate talks personally from the united states out of the powers agreement would know the global efforts to tackle climate change and that fanaticism live reports from the climate conference in bone and from the frontlines of groby warming climate s.o.s. one. tried to talk about to get the. polar ice cap. thank you. thank you. for for caring.