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oh i'm maryam namazie and i think you're watching al-jazeera also coming up at least ten people are killed as a seven point three magnitude earthquake strikes the iran iraq border. what he believes is what he believes conflicting messages from trump and whether russia interfered in the u.s. election. i mean reporting on the toilet around the one of germany's most industrialized cities that led to it becoming this year's european green capital. in his prime minister saad hariri is spoken publicly for the first time since his shock resignation in saudi arabia eight days ago in a televised interview from riyadh harry reid denied reports that he's being held against his will and promised he would return to beirut soon he also called on lebanon's hezbollah movement and iran to stay out of regional conflicts and hold
them like her here in the kingdom of saudi arabia i am free i have complete freedom but i want to look after my family as well i don't want to see my children have the same fate like what happened to us i'm not talking about months i'm talking about weeks i'm only talking about days i'll go back to lebanon. saudi arabia wants the best relationship with iran but iranians should stop interfering with arab states the most important thing for me is the interest of lebanon. holder has more now from the lebanese capital beirut. the aim of this interview really is trying to convince the majority of the lebanese that he is not a hostage that he is he has the freedom of movement and he is not being dictated by the saudi arabians are not dictating to him what to say or what to do but i think he has sort of explained what it will take to resolve this in political crisis when he said that i am ready to withdraw my resignation if this association policy
is respected now levanon adopted this association policy a few years ago this policy so that lebanon does not get involved in regional conflicts particularly in neighboring syria hezbollah has been accused of ignoring this policy by sending forces to fight alongside the syrian government in one way or another how to use a ball in hezbollah's court he kept on saying i'm i have to do this for to save the country and now he's telling hezbollah this is your way to save the country and i say this because the very fact that had he did resign he is seen as the top sunny politician the sunday street is very angry first of all that there was anger towards saudi arabia they felt that they robbed the saudi arabia robbed them from their leader because this is a community that has felt the marginalized for many years now they feel that iran has the grip on the country iran is dictating lebanon's policies so how do you throwing the ball in hezbollah's court telling it that it has to this arm it has to
withdraw its troops disengage itself or from regional crisis in syria and iraq and elsewhere for there to be some sort of political agreement because lebanon is a parliamentary democracy but lebanon is also a consensual democracy all the different groups need to agree need to find some sort of consensus for there to be political stability and when there is no political stability there could be security incident so the prime minister is saying he is ready to withdraw that resignation but he has conditions and hezbollah will have to heed those demands demands which have been made for years now but demands that hezbollah has not heeded. rami khouri is a senior public policy fellow at the american university of beirut he says the lebanese government is finding hezbollah difficult to control it made it clear that the main point was the extraterritorial activities of hezbollah outside of lebanon whether that's in syria or. yemen or other places around the region that has been as accused of doing things with the will it's not really clear every dimension of
lebanese life is experiencing great vulnerability and it's finally reaching into the homes of ordinary people so it's of hezbollah's interest and. the president to to achieve an agreement internally to address internal issues especially the national debt the external issues can be dealt with later and there's nothing pressing right now that should cause hizbullah or anybody else in lebanon to want to actively engage outside the country this is not a country that has power all across the middle east but hezbollah does and this is the great dilemma for the lebanese they've never really addressed the issue of law as well as power and how to reconcile that with the lebanese government's formal authority for sovereignty and governance.
now at least ten people have been killed after an earthquake struck the iran iraq border the epicenter of the seven point three magnitude quake was around one hundred fifty kilometers northeast of the iraqi capital baghdad at least eight villages have been badly damaged in iran with electricity cuts dozens of people have been injured and ron khan has more from baghdad. well the earthquake was felt . on the fifth my hotel can tell you this building swayed from left to right for about a minute it was very disorientated nothing really fell off the shelves but still very very strong we followed our emergency procedures we went outside where i started talking to others who i felt yes but as well they were very scared a lot of people saying that they never felt anything like this in baghdad that if you can see behind me there's a main road because pulling over people getting out of the cost of certainly a lot of very scared people here now also when we're hearing that a call from this is that has been damage to buildings in baghdad but the epicenter
is quite within us limiting it which is in the kurdish region not five hundred fifty kilometers away from it now what we're hearing is that was a seven point three on the richter scale earthquakes that very strong so it looks like it will be significant damage from this earthquake we don't hearing about any hope right now but that's like. president donald trump says he backs the conclusion of u.s. intelligence agencies that russia did meddle in the twenty sixteen presidential election but rising on twitter a slam what he called the full seal opposed better ties with moscow trumps clarification comes after he suggested on saturday that he believes that in that position when he said russia didn't interfere with the vote when hanks' planes from and only two themes 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 any feel
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 is shattered and broken those are very important thing donald trump back some self 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. that he could help make things better while also touting u.s. weapons contracts. well you know it's. really very 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 wayne hay al-jazeera hanoi . meanwhile trampas found time to respond to north korea's foreign ministry after
it called him old trant took to twitter to complain that he would never call kim jong un short and fat he added that he tries hard to be the north korean leader's friend and someday it will happen so if morgan speak tonight canada is in washington d.c. so obviously a very personal war of words between china and north korea what's been the reaction there or mariam the reaction has been much what it's been before when there's been a deeply personal interchange of insults between the two leaders president trump responding to the insult from north korea with one equally insulting observers here pointing out that this does not serve to further any u.s. interest in the region and if president trump is intent on getting some kind of diplomatic solution to this ongoing crisis then his access is in front like access
some of describe it undercuts any such efforts observers pointing out too that this is a deeply serious crisis being faced in north korea and that certainly the use of social media with disparaging terms is not going to help ease the situation at all and also some mixed messages coming friend from trant jaring his trip on russian interference in the u.s. election. well mixed messages might be a kind way to put it some here saying that it just reflects a deep confusion at best or perhaps a desire to avoid what are the real facts now we've had president trump reversed himself in twenty four hours saying first of all that he does not accept that there's russian involvement in the us electoral process then saying he stands by the intelligence report at the beginning of this year which stated categorically that there was russian involvement in last year's election now he's had a spokesperson out on us media attempting to clarify the position of the trump
administration here is legislative director mark short appearing to say that what the president meant was that he does not believe that there was any interference that affected the result of the election now the intelligence report makes no reference to this at all in fact it says specifically and categorically that it is not empowered to decide whether or not it influence the election result so we do have a situation very very confused and we've also heard reaction from some form intelligence chiefs who president trump called political hacks in one of his our births in the past twenty four hours john brennan former director of the cia james clapper the former national security chief making very clear that they believe that president trump was being manipulated by leaders like that emir putin saying this was a real danger to u.s. national interests making clear is well their belief that his use of social media
to pass infant tiles as they put it insults to other foreign leaders goes on to it sure to show the deep personal nature of president trump's behavior and nature that they contend is potentially very dangerous for u.s. interests all right mike hanna in washington d.c. where there's never a dull moment thank you mike. i want to tell you about the program thousands of civilians flee aleppo as rebel fighters phase heavy bombardment from syrian government forces. and spain's prime minister calls on katmandu out of office and next month's elections.
how are you see this feels like some and have may not be obvious again from satellite pictures a massive cloud he was never really says summer to anybody showers are falling out of it in some parts of western australia but its main contribution has been to show the edge of the circulation this northerly breeze from the woman here is given thirty two is a forecast temperature on monday for adelaide and thirty in melbourne which beats perth sitting there in british weather with the cloud to the east that person doesn't change very much and we see a slow rise in temperature in adelaide it might be accompanied by a few thunderstorms in south australia or notis but melbourne sitting happily in the sunshine and beating sydney by a nearly ten degrees in heat now not the same the same figures in new zealand but it is warming up still you've got twenty in oakland and fourteen in wellington despite the fact there's a slow breeze coming up from rather cold the stars but temperatures are rising to above the average there are you wanting to and should be about thirteen this time as we get to sixty and oakland up to twenty and bugs days look at least bright and
let's take you through the stories making headlines we'll begin with lebanon's former prime minister saad hariri saying that he is a free man in saudi arabia to return to his country soon are you a speaking publicly for the first time since he resigned eight days ago in saudi arabia. iranian officials say a seven point three magnitude earthquake on the iran iraq border has left people dead and two hundred injured in the province in neighboring iraq four people have died in the northern kurdistan region. and the u.s. president has insisted he backs the u.s. intelligence community's view that russia meddled in last year's election was widely criticized on saturday when he said he believed who has always denied
allegations of interference. on other stories we're watching the syrian province of aleppo is again on the 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 of aid has more from gaza on the border between syria and turkey. 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 a highway that connects damascus to a city. 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 while. there's no water no power no roads just we move a lot for god's sake have some one with just the clothes that we wear now here in a tent and. the used 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. 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 in the northern countryside of after visiting the random camps in the area we evaluate 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 that we have strikes in the 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 these zones to target them while the government says that is going to go after what it calls terrorists groups and this goes on millions of syrians continue to suffer. in the turkish syrian border. some one thousand range of muslims desperate to leave me and markand in the bay of bengal waiting for a boat to carry them to sanctuary in bangladesh overall six hundred thousand rand have fled to bangladesh to escape a crackdown the un has compared to ethnic cleansing the issue is set to be raised
with the international criminal court next week. the imposingly wide river nothing which separates my ma and bangladesh was the final hurdle for another wave of increasingly desperate rohingya refugees nearly two hundred people many of them women and children made their way to freedom paddling improvised rickety rafts kept afloat by empty plastic jerry cans scavenged along the way as they fled the country using homemade paddles and sheets of plastic it was a long and slow crossing some just paddled with their hands on the final half of the rafts were intercepted by bangladesh frontier guards these people are not welcome here and for now the guards circled the raf's trying to persuade them to turn back and pushing them. the refugees ignored them pushed on to the shoreline. they've been travelling for weeks and with land for
a mixture of exhaustion and relief on the faces of those who'd reach safety traumatised by what they'd witnessed during the long march out of my mom for the children still too young to comprehend that they may never return to their homes. each had their own story to tell. we built this raft with plastic jerry cans that we found in burned down villages. we couldn't manage boats as we couldn't afford the rent already that a few of our neighbors got robbed when they left the camp with the boat people they lost all their money and everything they had. it took us three days to reach they one day to cross the hill one day to prepare the raft and a third day to row across the river. these are just a handful of the hundreds of thousands to have sought refuge in bangladesh many repeating stories of violence rape and murder carried out on the refugees a senior u.n.
official in dhaka raised the issue with the international criminal court this week whether my and military could be held responsible. al-jazeera. leader and sang suchi is address the summit in the philippines she didn't talk about military crackdown in myanmar despite the mounting criticism against her instead she focused on gender discrimination and the importance of promoting girls' education at the annual event for southeast asian nations now church goes in the u.s. state of texas have been holding sunday services a week on from the mass shooting of a congregation in solomon springs but it's not stop the world's largest gun show from taking place this weekend in the neighboring state of oklahoma diane estabrook has their aging opinion of gun infusing yes. well told so oklahoma flies flags at half staff mourning the victims of last week's texas church shooting thousands file into what is billed as the largest gun show in the world take
a. gap line. in the parking lot of this exhibition center there are license plates from dozens of states visitors come to buy and sell guns and everyone we spoke to told us the same thing the u.s. should not pass laws restricting their second amendment right to own guns the person behind the gun. we need to get back to god before you go you know there are lots of problems because people don't enforce the current statutes really and force them on us for anyone that breaks the law we stand behind it and convict them and stick but then we weren't allowed to take our cameras inside of the gun show but i did go inside and walk around and what i saw were a lot of hunting rifles antique guns and a handful of a ar fifteen which are assault rifles a bill banning assault weapons was introduced in the u.s. senate last week just days after the texas shooting and last month after the mass shooting at
a los vegas concert legislation was introduced to banning bank stocks which allow guns to fire more rapidly so far this year there have been more than three hundred mass shootings in the u.s. defined as those which involve four or more deaths or injuries in a single incident but despite that passing tougher gun laws could be tom your job before. we're going to fix it today. in states like oklahoma guns are part of the culture dave king has been shooting competitively for decades and now teaches classes like this one king says he doesn't see either side in the gun debate finding common ground because the way we see it out here the way the voters see it is you're trying to restrict our second amendment rights to us this is a civil rights issue we have the right to defend ourselves all right king says he wants to preserve for his grandchildren die in us to broke out jazeera toso oklahoma. well moving to spain now where the prime minister mariano rajoy is in
catalonia for the first time since the central government imposed direct rule on the region he traveled to barcelona to campaign ahead of december's regional elections and praised efforts to honest spanish lauren what he said were difficult times jonah how has more from barcelona. from new york to morning in barcelona the marching band goes through three teams will believe you are still the presence of spain's conservative prime minister you know who tell behind them. mariano rajoy was paying a quiet visit to supporters of his own party to those who want catalonia to break away from spain is something of a hate figure the man who deposed their government enforcing direct rule by madrid emotion should expect them in we have done exactly what any other country who respects itself would have done what france or germany do if one of their regions suddenly wanted an autonomous referendum. the party faithful were in clear
agreement. was was this was a friendly crowd of catalans supporters of spanish unity vote for a voice governing popular party in december's regional election i don't you know i don't really never know just know it's not for me anyway but it has to be bilateral and it will grow but the. kind of thing that you need to fit the crisis in catalonia has done prime minister mariano rajoy and his popular party no harm its ratings are way up people pretty happy with the way the prime minister has put down the secessionist insurrection here and it's also had the added benefit of largely obscuring a raft of corruption allegations against the prime minister and his party in madrid . the visit came the morning after three quarters of a million cattle lands took to the streets in a show of solidarity for a two former ministers jailed on charges of rebellion and sedition to imprison
civil society leaders and the government in exile in belgium but there's a total actually think that it was protesting over the holding of political prisoners in our country people who just want to vote and decide to imprison standing up as you know the prime minister has promised december's election will restore the rule of law in catalonia but a great many people here feel that roy's government has simply bent the law for its own purposes jona whole al-jazeera barcelona. when i'm having to jam near a region industrial hump of europe's largest economy it's called mines and steel plants have found the nation for more than a century and in recent years heavy industry has been in decline and as nick clark reports from the capital s. and the region is now being forced to look in a different direction. his stands a ghostly relic to a time now. one of the largest industrial monuments in europe the silver and coal mine the last miners descended the shell of the nine hundred eighty six but in its
time zone verein was a key cog in the german economic machine for many going on the ground was a way of life the region was the beating heart of the nation's industry its coal mines and iron and steel plant the country for more than one hundred years. this is the largest of the region's this use 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 a unesco world heritage site and the old coal washing is 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 thought 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 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. and i think. everybody can come here today and. the 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 when. we are a model for change how to create something when a complete branch of industry breaks away first we are interesting for europe and
the rest of the world how if a crisis or evolve the chancellor and we are now entering a green decade. of course is not all good news despite some major energy companies still being based in local unemployment remains high at nearly eleven percent but there was a time when they were a river was a toxic flow now it's a stunning clean i mean it with no end of profitable potential by honoring its industrial heritage while shaking off the coal dust and looking to tourism this is start city may just reinvent itself. al-jazeera s. in germany. so a quick look at the day's top stories before we go lebanon's prime minister saad hariri a spoken out publicly for the first time since his shock resignation eight days ago he insists that he is free in saudi arabia rejecting rumors that he's being held
there against his well harry also pledged to return to his country very soon and a home here in the kingdom of saudi arabia are i'm free i have complete freedom but i want to look after my family as well i don't want to see my children have the same fate like what happened to us i'm not talking about months i'm talking about weeks i'm only talking about days i'll go back to lebanon. iranian officials are saying that a seven point three magnitude earthquake on the iran iraq border has left thirty people dead and two hundred injured in the cameron shah province the at the center was around one hundred fifty kilometers northeast of the iraqi capital baghdad at least four are reported to have died in the northern kurdistan region. the syrian province of aleppo is again on a heavy bombardment by government warplanes targeting rebel fighters the bombings began this week it's forced thousands of civilians to flee the area and set up makeshift camps in the countryside u.s.
president donald trump has insisted he backs the u.s. intelligence community's view that russia didn't meddle in last year's election was widely criticized on saturday when he said he believed who has always denied the allegations of interference writing on twitter trying to also slam what he called the fools who oppose better ties with moscow spawn ish prime minister mariano rajoy is in catalonia for the first time since the central government imposed direct rule on the region. he traveled to barcelona to campaign ahead of december's regional elections the spanish central government dissolved the castle on parliament after it declared independence last month. and about four hundred refugees refusing to leave a decommissioned prison camp on minus island that to build makeshift fences out of cloth to keep people out when you gainey has dismantled large sections of the fence of former australian run camps in a bid to force the refugees to leave but the men are refusing to move
a say that they fear locals on manis island could attack them some of the refugees have moved to accommodation outside the facility that's it for myself and the team here in london witness starts now. we understand the differences. and the similarities of cultures across the world so no matter how you take it al-jazeera will bring you the news and current affairs that matter to you al-jazeera.