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the drug as not being adopted. berman a member of the security council at the u.n. a russian veto signals the end of the world body's investigation into the use of chemical weapons in syria. and we shall carry this is al jazeera live from doha also coming out in the interest of the people of zimbabwe. mr robert mugabe in my cities and. president refuses calls to step down military leaders say it's the only way to ensure a bloodless change of power. prime minister is due there and a few days but whether he's free to travel or even still in office remains unclear also. this is about giving hard working taxpayers bigger paychecks more take home pay. given those families were struggling peace of mind the u.s.
house of representatives approved the biggest tax overhaul and three decades bringing donald trump closer to his first major legislative victory in office. and an evening of high drama at the united nations russia and the united states have vetoed competing resolutions on syria the key resolution was the u.s. one it sought to extend an international inquiry into the use of chemical weapons in syria so this means the united nations team and best getting the use of deadly gas sarin and syria will be disbanded russia's veto was sharply criticized by france the united kingdom and the u.s. . russia has issued vetoes before to prevent council action and accountability in syria russia has invented reasons not to support a mechanism it helped create because it did not like its scientific conclusions russia has acted to obstruct these investigations many times but today it strikes
a deep glow russia has killed the joint investigative mechanism which has overwhelming support of this council and by a lemonade in our ability to identify the attackers russia has undermined our ability to deter future attacks assad and isis will no longer be on notice for the use of chemical weapons by russia's actions today last month there investigators concluded the syrian government responsible for the chemical weapons attack in contra kuhn in april at least eighty people died that day many of them children russia and syria rejected the investigations findings at the security council meeting moscow presented its own draft resolution the russian plan would have changed the methodology used to gather and assess evidence but was not adopted by this security council is going to. do it as he meets q one was written by moscow
the endless distortion of the chemical weapons stored in damascus these weapons were indeed withdrawn and destroyed under the o.p.c. w.'s oversight of these a stokley reminiscent of the situation around iraq nearly fifteen years ago a united states representatives at the time deliberately misled the international community including the security council in doing so they set the stage for intervention which unleashed unspeakable tragedy on both iraq and the whole region our diplomatic editor james space has the latest. what you'll be left with is one other mission that was put in place before the joint investigative mission which is called a fact finding mission of the o.p.c. w that's the body that deals with chemical weapons that's based in the hague the problem with that organization in that particular team is that they can investigate use of chemical weapons and say what they think happened but they don't have the power to say who did it this joint investigative mechanism have the power to look at it all and point the finger and say who they thought was responsible and
certainly the u.s. the u.k. france and other allies of the u.s. on the security council say that's why they believe russia ultimately worked to try and destroy this mechanism because the finger was being pointed and four times they had concluded that the chemical weapons attacks were done by the assad regime or says president vladimir putin will host the leaders of turkey and iran and search in next week for talks on syria they will discuss finding a political solution to the civil war some of them today reports from gaza on tap and parking near the border with syria. more syrian soldiers and militia fighters from iran backed groups in syria and iraq have arrived and will come up it's been a week since the syrian government scheme that it took isis last stronghold since then i say has lodged dozens of attacks and its fighters hiding in tunnels inside the city managed to take back most of the town on the syria iraq border.
assad's forces have also come under attack by opposition fighters in the suburbs of the capital damascus this is one of the largest military barracks belonging to the syrian regime in eastern since january it has exchanged hands several times. but the rebel small gains are no match for the government's air superiority fighter jets have continued to target opposition areas. raise the deescalation if that's what is called the planes didn't spare any neighborhood more than sixty people injured here the hospitals are full of civilians dying because of the lack of medicine as government forces gain ground against rebels are nice and they renewed their calls for u.s. soldiers to leave the statement from syria's foreign office came a day after u.s. secretary of state quote walking away from syria this week in attacks comes as world leaders agreed to reduce the number of civilian casualties but inside syria people say that another security council meeting with continued to fail to prevent
attacks. earlier this year the world reacted in almost unanimous condemnation to the images of suffocating children the u.n. found the assad regime responsible for the chemical attack in qana which killed dozens of people the government denied responsibility and russia questions about the attack itself written foreign secretary accused russia for consistently choosing to cover up for assad as the mandate for the un joint investigative mechanism expires the u.s. and russia are presenting rival bids for how to investigate future chemical attacks russia has so far vetoed nine resolutions on syria and more than six years into this war world leaders are still making statements as attacks against civilians continue with impunity some of the job it out of their. robert mugabe is refusing to stand down as president despite being confined to his home by the military delegation from south africa's in the capital harare trying to reach
a deal on his future and the country's future it's holding talks with members of the army president mugabe's family and is a new party along with the catholic priest acting as a mediator the military says it wants me to stand down so there can be a smooth and bloodless transition the army chief backs the former vice president emerson morning gaga who was sacked last week he could then take over as interim president now amid the political and economic uncertainty opposition leader morgan tsvangirai has returned to the capital after receiving cancer treatment overseas. reports from harare one less african delegation and the catholic church media and president robert mugabe zimbabwe's main opposition leader morgan tsvangirai see it is only one way out of the political crisis in the interest of the people of zimbabwe used to robert mugabe must. step down immediately with the national sentiment and expectation dignity god's will for his legacy. and
contribution to zimbabwe. the army seize control on wednesday and can find the ninety three year old has private residence in harare some sources there still insists he is the country's only legitimate leader soldiers in armored vehicles are guarding government offices but harare is calm and quiet civil servants have gone back to work shops and businesses have opened official word of what exactly is happening doesn't come off and people have to lie and social media and speculation which sometimes cause panic wasn't his way to hear the news of the meeting between the army president robert mugabe and the south african delegation getting on with their lives but his calls for the president to step down grow louder zimbabweans are talking about a post mcgovern era and they say several scenarios could play out the readings on the pier party could recall mugabe his annual conference next month that means he'll no longer be leader of the party and head of state they could be a transitional unity government with all political parties including zanu p.f.
war veterans who helped in power for nearly forty years planned to have a rally on saturday to prepare for the future but for now the military insists this was not a coup it is robert mugabe is still the head of state and commander in chief. or. our chief advisor to morgan tsvangirai when he was prime minister they will not step aside without for shoring up protection for his allies. he's been one of the most deceptive villian figures you know politics is very hard to tell what he's thinking and ways going there's lots of information some of it is quite frankly speculation and doesn't really give the true picture of what's going on behind the sins i don't think that we've got to hold agreed to leave zimbabwe i think you would want to stay in the country one to be able to continue with his life i also think that he would want to secure some guarantees for. people who are working with
his wife who are detained and are those who may be threatened i think that you try to secure some positions and also it's also a question of protecting him so from those who are coming in as leaders he may not be comfortable with some of the figures that are being proposed he may have other people in mind and he knows that in the moment he also holds a bit of a trump card and he will try and use that because if the generals and booty to to fire him and take falls which they know is very difficult because of the illegality of it you can make continue to hold on to that and the u.n. says at least a million children and young men are at risk of contracting diptheria because of a blockade preventing urgently needed vaccines from getting into that country that's a three u.n. agencies have pleaded with the saudi like coalition to fully lift its embargo they say there's also the risk of a renewed flare up of cholera which has infected nine hundred thousand new minis
and just the past six months mohammed joe is in djibouti were aid agencies are still waiting to ship urgently needed deliveries to yemen. frustration is growing with in the aid community based here in djibouti they have been unable to deliver a much needed aid to yemen for more than ten days now they say the ships are ready lorded with much needed medical supplies for the colorado response as well as food needed by malnourished children in yemen but they have not gotten the go ahead from the coalition led by so they're able to talk into the port of the day that which they say is where they've been delivering aid ever since the human humanitarian response began so far they have been warmly able to take stuff about seventy of them working for the united nations and other international organizations to the port of other than now they say the coalition has allowed them to dock into the
port of other alone and they say that is not logistically. possible for them because much of the aid is supposed to be delivered to the most fun part of yemen and they say they that is the ideal port for them and that landing the aid in other than will only force them to go through just to go challenges including passing through land being held by tribal militias and they say anything could happen i mean our distractor of u.n.h.c.r. is middle east and north africa he says the humanitarian message is very clear. it's a tragedy of time almost twenty one million people are in need of humanitarian assistance that of course a lot is degrees of assistance and needs but some of them are really facing. horrible times hunger diseases. starvation for some of them. mobility freedom of movement. no income no access to health services they're facing
a big demick we've seen the cholera outbreak there are they are in danger of the area and other diseases if vaccines do not reach people and if they don't half access to medical services adequate one we see these children are walking skeletons that shouldn't have been in our time today so head on al-jazeera and a sign of shifting alliances and the middle east a senior israeli general talks about sharing intelligence with saudi arabia. supreme court dissolved the main opposition party in what's being described as. democracy. through tranquil arabian can you. i don't know. if it's going to look. still we have some early winter rain in the middle of
southern china it's not affecting hong kong but it likely will spread toward shanghai twenty degrees you'll notice and the more humid twenty eight in hong kong all that rain very significant because it's not been steady for about two or three days if not more and it hasn't gone away if anything is edging slowly science woods but it's still there and it's being fed not so much by the humidity from the sas but the change in temperature coming down from the north shanghai is down to fifty winterreise the door. now the real active weather is still going around the philippines recently in fact this area of swirling cloud may well develop into something a bit more substantial it's just got the shape to show it so that's where the heavy rain should be and there's more well there's a lot of white cloud covering java and southern sumatra this is also an area recently has been very wet and may well be against that the two areas to focus on in between just scattered showers as you might expect but they are pretty well scouted it doesn't mean you won't get them but you're less likely to. there's an
obvious potential development here so we'll watch that quite closely in series going to equally in the bay of bangor just off dishes this mass of circulating clouds brought a lot of rain recently and we'll do in the next day or so. the weather sponsored by qatar airways. violence and discrimination are all too familiar to many women in india a reality too often reinforced by molly wood. but it's leading star is throwing his weight behind the cause thanks ever been to the jewelry and using his celebrity to add looking out for gender equality. the snake charmers comic con witness at this time on a. you're
watching al-jazeera let's pick up the top stories this hour russia has vetoed a u.s. led attempt to extend an international inquiry into the use of chemical weapons in syria it means the united nations team investigating the use of deadly sarin gas in syria will be disbanded robert mugabe is resisting calls to stand down as a baba's president despite being confined to his home by the military a delegation from south africa is in the capital harare trying to reach a deal on his and the country's future the u.n. says at least a million children and yemen are at risk of contracting to the area because urgently needed vaccines are being blocked from entering the country the heads of three u.n. agencies have pleaded with the saudi led coalition to fully lift its blockade. as
president on this a step closer to his first major legislative victory after almost a year in office the house of representatives has passed his flagship tax reform bill but it still needs to get there the senate can play hocket reports from washington d.c. . he campaigned on winning tax breaks for ordinary americans but after nearly ten months in office donald trump has yet to score legislative victory that's going really well thank you very much so the u.s. president went to capitol hill to drum up support for his controversy tax reform legislation in their bones the american people know they're getting a raw deal under the republican bill before us passing this bill is the single biggest thing we can do to grow the economy to restore opportunity and help these middle income families who are struggling on this vote the eyes are twenty seven the nines are two of them and while the bill passed easily in the house of
representatives it still has to pass in the senate to become law and that will be a challenge that's because tucked into the senate version of the legislation is a plan to end something called the individual mandate or the requirement under the affordable care act that all americans must buy health insurance or pay a tax fine without healthy people being forced to buy insurance sick people who often can't afford it pay a larger share of the cost people who benefit from government subsidized health care are worried eunice hagler is partially blind as a result of a tumor that wasn't treated in time because she couldn't afford proper health care now she does have government help it's a matter of life. you know it's it's not a maybe it's now ok well we can wait we can't wait. harry patient health care isn't what's driving these changes it's politics the few
days left in the legislative calendar and after nearly ten months in office this may be donald trump's last hope of delivering tax reform and dismantling obamacare allowing him to keep a campaign promise kimberly helped get al-jazeera washington the french foreign minister says lebanon's prime minister saad hariri will visit france in the coming days earlier this week lebanon's president said hariri was being detained in saudi arabia since his shock resignation almost two weeks ago now denies those allegations saying to her has more from beirut. it was a confusing picture for nearly two weeks the fate of saddam how d.d. was open to question many in lebanon including the president michel aoun accused saudi arabia of forcing the prime minister to resign as well as holding him and his family hostage accusations rejected by saudi officials the french government weighed in in what some are calling a face saving deal the french president. invited and his family to visit paris
his foreign minister who held talks in riyadh confirmed that the invitation was accepted the crisis began when had he announced his sudden resignation earlier this month it was seen as a saudi move against iran's ally in lebanon hezbollah. collective efforts must be made to restore things as they were before the resignation of prime minister saad hariri last year there was a rare deal between saudi arabia and iran to keep lebanon stable and shielded from crises across the region they agreed to appoint hezbollah's ally michel aoun as president and riyadh's choice of saddam had eighty as prime minister. that is no longer the case saudi arabia has taken a more aggressive stance against what it sees is a growing iranian influence. the crisis in lebanon is caused by hizbullah that hijacked the state and imposed it's on the country if hezbollah continues its
current policy it would make lebanon vulnerable lebanon has been caught up in proxy wars in the past it is easy to exploit the deep divisions between its political camps we cannot afford more pressures we cannot afford more interferences from anybody whether from the or from iran. it's not clear if his resignation but lebanon's president michel aoun said he will wait for the prime minister to return to beirut to decide the next step with regards to the government french have ended the diplomatic turmoil over fate but the crisis is far from over if it's on resigning it will be hard to find a candidate accepted by all sides to replace him and the ongoing rivalry between iran and saudi arabia could cause more instability here. lebanese from across the political divide had one message to saudi arabia we want our prime minister back it
seems he is now coming back but what happens next will test if the unity will be short lived. beirut. israel says it's prepared to cooperate with saudi arabia to unite against iran israel's military chief says in an interview with an arabic online newspaper that it's ready to share intelligence information with saudi arabia he says they need to stand up to iran this comes as tension between tehran and riyadh increases just as a visiting scholar in the middle east program at carnegie mellon endowment for international peace. is likely to be at the forefront of any confrontations with israel providing strategy advice and intelligence what could go wrong is many things first of all this kind of proxy warfare i wouldn't say proxy war it's proxy guerrila militia warfare or intelligence or cover work can go sour on.
the party that. the other party is. the second thing that can go wrong if it's not the proper level. given the strength of. the lebanese. undergo a kind of preemptive strike over the country and everything on there it's control of course it will confront. a very powerful range of enemies abroad and probably pressures but in the meantime the lebanese would have a very high price lebanon could because one of the countries that joined in stable countries in the region with security incident security troubles and confrontation like what's happening in yemen maybe in syria and elsewhere so the risk is that we could be adding another country in sets of countries.
in the middle east. humanitarian groups say were hit children playing man maher have seen massacres multiple rapes and people being burnt alive save the children has released a report detailing the experiences of the children who left their homes and rakhine state more than six hundred thousand range i have crossed the border into bangladesh since august save the children says more than half of them are under eighteen. in the stories they tell us. they have witnessed serious crimes we have spoken to children who have seen their parents dive right in front of them who have seen chilled all the children alive in their houses we have heard about children at the age of twelve who have experienced rape and sexual abuse and of course children being killed and maimed in the cities happening in the northern part of northern iraq in state in myanmar so these are real witness witnesses who have seen these things and based of that report we have here is
a coal from the rigging get children to the world's liza's to be accountable and to act and to put more pressure on the government the mere military to stop these atrocities we are asking foreign ministers meeting in miramar on the monday these are foreign ministers from europe asia new seal and australia meeting in myanmar and i actually commend all the leaders have been doing but this is the time to do even more and we think they should post the me and ma government to stop the violence to protect children to get humanitarian access directly into these children we are extremely worried particularly for the families who have fled into the forest in the mountains where they because they can't go back to their homes and communities. cambodia supreme court has dissolved the main opposition party giving prime minister when saying the ruling party
a clear run the next year's election the government says the cambodian national rescue party was plotting to take charge with help from the united states prior to portray. the decision came after a day of deliberations held a made tight security around cambodia supreme court the cambodian national rescue party had been expecting it's dissolution and had already ceased to function with many of its senior members in hiding already exile like its vice president. we look at. this need message to the international community yet mr junta is. who with me in our prime minister hun sen has accused his rivals of plotting to overthrow his government after the arrest of opposition leader kim soccer the national rescue party denied the claim accusing the ruling party of using the courts to silence it
it nearly won against the government at the last election and has been gaining in popularity looking one in politics here all summer game is a winner takes all politics and is. is a risky to lose human rights groups have accused one sound of a wider crackdown one of the leading newspapers the cambodia daily was closed in september the government says for nonpayment of taxes and there have been restrictions on the activities of foreign n.g.o.s. the opposition has promised to fight on regardless it can continue and it still exist and it is in the hearts of everyone in cambodia it can continue to exist inside and outside because the movement for change is vibrant with this court's
decision prime minister hun sen removes in one stroke his biggest obstacle in next year's election he will still face opposition but it will likely be from smaller parties unable to war going to rise themselves in time to unseat him and his premiership that has lasted for three decades is set to continue rob mcbride al-jazeera and amp and. the remains of elephants legally hunted in zimbabwe and say i can now be legally imported into the us as trophies but happen ministration made the announcement on wednesday reversing an obama era bad and a gallagher reports. over the last decade the illegal trade in ivory has more than doubled and the african elephant has paid dearly conservationists estimate around five thousand a year killed in african elephants remain in the u.s. as endangered species list the restrictions on importing elephant trophies from legal hunts in zimbabwe and zambia have been lifted the u.s. fish and wildlife service
a well regulated hunting helps raise cash for conservation efforts and seeing advocates of long campaign for the rollback and say the benefits are huge when you look at the dollars that hunting brings in. you're looking at funding for the conservation departments in those countries most of their funding it does not come from the government coffers it comes from hunting among the trophy hunters are likely to be some of america's wealthiest including president trump sons they've hunted in zimbabwe in the past now they can bring home what they killed the shift in u.s. policy comes just days after interior secretary rice zinke set up a council to look at the benefits of u.s. citizens traveling abroad to hunt in a statement the people for the ethical treatment of animals said if president trump allows baggage carousel to be filled with elephant feet and heads from corrupt zimbabwe he will of fashion himself after its president robert mugabe who slaughters all in his path critics say allowing ivory coast feeds into the u.s.
legally undermines hard fought campaign to stop the trade campaigns previously spearheaded by the united states to gallacher al-jazeera. take a look at the headlines now on al-jazeera russia has vetoed a u.s. led attempt to extend and enter an ash will incur into the use of chemical weapons in syria and mainstay united nations team investigating the use of deadly sarin gas in syria on now be disbanded russia has issued vetoes before to prevent council action and accountability in syria russia has invented reasons not to support a mechanism that helped create because it did not like its scientific conclusions russia has acted to obstruct these investigations many times but today it strikes
a deep glow. russia has killed the joint investigative mechanism which has overwhelming support of this council and by lemonade in our ability to identify the attackers russia has undermined our ability to determine future attacks assad and isis will no longer be on notice for the use of chemical weapons by russia's actions today u.s. president donald trump is a step closer to his first major legislative victory the house of representatives has passed his flagship tax reform bill but it still needs senate approval had to be the first major overhaul the tax system in thirty years robert mugabe is resisting calls to stand out as president despite being confined to his home by the military in the interest of the people of zimbabwe used to be my city zine opposition leader morgan tsvangirai joined the military as call for the president to leave office also a delegation from south africa is in the capital harare trying to reach
a deal on mugabe's future and the country's future the u.n. says at least a million children in yemen are risk of contracting to feria because urgently needed vaccines are being blocked from entering the country the heads of three u.n. agencies have pleaded with the saudi led coalition to fully lift its blockade those are the headlines in his continues right here on al-jazeera after inside story keep it or. two weeks after the saudi led coalition imposed a total blockade on yemen it says it's opening access in some areas but is that enough for a country struggling with years of violence and