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a permanent member of the of the security council at the u.n. a russian veto signals the end of investigation by the world body into the use of chemical weapons in syria. hello i'm down this is live from doha also coming up in the interest of the people of zimbabwe. mr robert mugabe in my city zimbabwe's president rejects calls to step down. the way to ensure a bloodless transition of power. amnesty international accuses all sides of war crimes in the battle for control of matter week in the philippines and in the latest sign of shifting alliances in the middle east a senior israeli general talks about sharing intelligence with saudi arabia.
russia has vetoed a u.n. security council resolution to extend the world body's investigation into the use of chemical weapons in syria last month u.n. investigators found the syrian government was responsible for the chemical weapons attack in a handshake and in april in which eighty people died many of those were children diplomatic editor james bays reports from new york the tenth veto by russia in the u.n. security council on syria and one that ends the council's efforts to hold to account those who use chemical weapons in the country. it was a vote that sparked outrage from the u.s. ambassador and she gave this warning that the u.s. may now work outside the u.n. russia has killed the joint investigative mechanism which has overwhelming support of this council the assad regime should be on clear notice the united states does not accept syria's use of chemical weapons as we did in april we will do it again if we must we will defend the international standard against chemical weapons use
there was drama even before the meeting began with ambassador hailey accusing her russian colleague of bad faith by refusing to enter into negotiations for some reason the phones at the russian mission aren't working we have tried to get a call with them and they've been too busy to talk to us this week and when i have tried to call the silly for some reason he's not available moments later she was able to express her displeasure in person a very public exchange of words with the russian ambassador vasoline the benzine or even it seems checking his phones for her calls when the meeting started they even argued over the rules of procedure in the council. i was invoking all thirty five of the of the previous little's a procedure the russian ambassador withdrawing and then reintroducing his own rival resolution this two failed to pass meaning as things stand now the
team is investigating the use of chemical weapons looks set to be disbanded. the use of chemical weapons is now a dangerous reality what is at stake here today is the very future of the international chemical weapons nonproliferation regime. there's been real division and high drama it's been a sad day for syria a bad day for efforts to fight weapons of mass destruction and a day on which the u.n. security council has really harmed its own standing as the security council meeting broke up some members were still trying to create a new compromise resolution to keep the chemical weapons mechanism going on a temporary basis that could be another vote on friday but it will now be very difficult to bridge the deep divisions that have been laid bare james al-jazeera of the united nations well as the meeting drew to a close russia's ambassador to the u.n. hit back at the u.s.
criticizing the way the u.n. inquiry has operated moscow is a key ally of syria which says the handshake who an attack was fabricated. 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 these are stacked me 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 russia's president vladimir putin will host the leaders of turkey and iran in sochi next week for talks on syria the trio will discuss finding a political solution to the civil war a solid binge of aid reports now from turkey near the border with syria. more syrian soldiers and militia fighters from iran backed groups in syria and iraq
have arrived and. it's been a week since the syrian government that it took isis last stronghold since then i said has launched dozens of attacks and its fighters hiding in tunnels inside the city managed to take back most of the town on the 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 guta 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 so. there's the escalation 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 right 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 britain's foreign secretary accused russia for consistently choosing to cover up for the sun 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 zimbabwe'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 country's future it's holding talks with members of the army president mugabe's family and his party with a catholic priest as mediator the military says it wants mugabe to stand down so there can be a smooth and bloodless transition the army chief backs the former vice president. who was such a last week he could then take over as interim president well amid the political and economic uncertainty opposition leader morgan tsvangirai has returned to the capital after receiving treatment overseas reports from harare. african delegation and the catholic church. and president robert mugabe the main
opposition leader morgan tsvangirai is only one way out of the political crisis. mr robert to. step down immediately with the national sentiment expected. god. and a contribution to. the army seize control on wednesday and confined the ninety three year old his private residence in some sources 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 and official word of what exactly is happening doesn't come often people have to. sometimes wasn't here for news of the meeting between the president. getting on with their lifes. but his calls for the president to step down grow louder zimbabweans are talking
about a post. and they say several scenarios could play out the readings on it party could recall macabre at its 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 s war veterans who helped keep power for nearly forty years 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. well it's my guess i was chief advisor to morgan chang when he was prime minister he says mcgarvey will not step aside without shoring up protection for his allies he's been one of the most deceptive villain figures you know politics is very hard to tell what is the way he's 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 scenes i don't think that we've got to hold agreed to leave zimbabwe i think you want to stay in the country who want to be able to continue with his life i also think that he would want to secure some guarantees for these are there are people who are working with his wife who are detained and others who may be threatened i think that you try to secure some positions and also it's also a question of protecting himself 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 at the moment he also holds a bit of a trump card and he will try and use that because if the generals are. to fire him and take falls which they know is very difficult because of the illegality of it he may continue to hold on to that. i'm misty international's accusing motive fighters and philippine government forces of war crimes during the
five month battle for the city of matter we more than a thousand people were killed another five hundred thousand displaced the organizations latest report details how the isolated group kidnapped and killed civilians most of whom were christians hostages were abused on a port they used as human shields the document says that philippine marines tortured some people they detained accusing those held of being militants but without evidence amnesty says both sides looted large amounts of cash and jewelry the organization also wants an investigation to examine if government air strikes were proportionate and complied with international law to millennium dome and has more now from manila. well this report of amnesty international is the very first detailed briefing on what transpired in the month long quantz leads in the southern philippines after the parents of the abbot international the scene traveled there in september and spoke to at least fifty civilians these abilities books about
abuse may be permitted by both sides the mousy given the philippine military this comes as no surprise because even weeks into the conflict we have been getting reports the focus of civilians and said that they have been abused by the mouth a group and they have been targeting christians for the worst abuses like eggs occasion sexual assaults and even being actually forcing them to commit looting and pillage all across where are we city but now it comes at a very critical time at a time when martial law is still implement that all across with the now the government promised to lift that. marshall would be there now by the end of december there's been no commitment since it is critical because martial law actually prevents people from coming forward and filing a complaint a lot of the civilians would spoken to also say that they are afraid to even submit a list of their missing loved ones because they do not want to be accused of being sympathizers of the mousie group this is not the first sign of a conflict with the now has with goes into abuses allegedly committed by both sides
the history of insurgency in mindanao of conflict is actually is repeated over and over again and we've spoken to analysts here who say what is critical now is for the philippine military to address these allegations because men in uniform are held in high regard by the public. the u.n. says at least a million children in yemen are at risk of contracting diphtheria because of a blockade preventing urgently needed vaccines from getting into the country the heads of three u.n. agencies have pleaded with the saudi led 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 yemenis in the past six months. well the horn of africa state of djibouti is now home to more than forty thousand fled the war they started in a refugee camp but many of moved to the capital to earn a living as mohamed reports their presence is bringing a big change to the city. old school tom into
a training center in the heart of djibouti a group of men are hard at work. the older figures from yemen until recently they were living in a come some two hundred kilometers away. they were then were just given papers and allowed to work. from the city of. destroyed his house he now. put it out most respect and dignity. the government and the leadership of that would. allow to. walk on. government officials. to see the bottom. line. for themselves and for their homes. one of the world's poorest countries with few much
a lot of sources the country has seen large foreign investment in recent years because of its strategic location but it still struggles with extreme poverty. there is little else we could do for them but make our brothers and sisters welcome we allowed them the right to work our president is a staunch supporter of the yemeni refugee community. more yemenis that i've businesses owned and run by them are becoming more visible and. they are safe here and have a new start from the whole war yet they continue to follow closely events back home . the problem with yemen is the are militias there for hire and cause massive destroyed. well. influx of yemen is is changing djibouti even the locals admit they have reinvigorated the city. for the refugees. and who knows if there will ever be able to go back home mohammed i do al-jazeera djibouti. time for
a short break here al-jazeera when we come back from says lebanon's prime minister's view then a few days but whether he's free to travel or even still in office remains unclear . and chalets now dealing with an issue countries worldwide are facing how to stop a region from seeking autonomy in the stillness. and i was more snow on the way but it's not making much penetration further south at least in the plains states and through the midwest whereas in the mountains to the west right down to colorado that cloud will bring out the rain or snow at heights not a huge amount but it's a fairly steady amount she can see of the next twenty four hours or so and then for more or less the north of illinois through the great lakes and up into ontario snow
seems to be quite prevalent now has touched chicago the given the forecast max of nine here nation toronto this is more like to be rain or snow occasionally and then it melts very rapidly south this is nice and warm and thousand twenty three were in the teens to new york and washington the plain states to be here in the sunshine denver's not warm at six degrees but the pacific coast by the time we get to saturday has gone back to sunshine only fifteen in san francisco but the sun is shining now to the south as big area of no cloud and then an obvious line here the one that goes through haiti it's just miss jamaica go down towards panama and costa rica it's give a lot of rain recently if anything it's edging slowly away from panama towards northern colombia and venezuela and then an obvious sign takes you again through haiti where rain has been steadily falling. in the united states rights activists are still being targeted have not found.
one facing surveillance from both the police and the f.b.i. this is not law enforcement. fault lines it investigates the scope of these agencies tactics and the impact on civil society. confidential surveilling black lives at this time oh no. welcome back a quick reminder of the top stories here on al-jazeera russia has vetoed it us that attempt to extend an international quire into the use of chemical weapons in syria
it means the u.n. team investigating the use of deadly sarin gas will be disbanded. robert mugabe's resisting calls to stand down a zimbabwe's president despite being confined to his home by the military a delegation from south africa is now in the capital harare trying to reach a deal on his country's future. amnesty international's accusing philippine government forces and by selling fighters of violating international law in a five month battle for modeling more than a thousand people were killed another five thousand just less. now 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 paper that it's ready to share intelligence information with saudi counterparts it comes as tension between tehran and riyadh continues to rise lawrence korb is a former u.s. assistant secretary of defense he says the two countries have mutual concerns on several fronts. well i think it's surprising that it became public but the fact of the matter is that they've been working together for quite
a while particularly since president obama did the iran nuclear deal then they both realized they had to work together to make sure that iran did not become the dominant power in the region i think it will be concerning to some of the other arab countries that have very tense relationships with israel to think that saudi arabia the premier if you will sunni country in the world whopper ating with israel who many countries in the region don't think should exist who want them to really make a agreement with the palestinians and saying well if you do this is going to be very hard for us to pressure israel to make a deal with the palestinians but i do think there are other countries in the in the region who are going to be concerned about you know what this means for the middle east peace process what it would mean for basically israel becoming
you know more aggressive against hamas or even intervening in in lebanon the french foreign minister says lebanon's prime minister saad hariri will visit from some the coming days early this week lebanon's president said harry was being detained in saudi arabia since his shock resignation almost two weeks ago riyadh denies the allegations going to hold as more from beirut. it was a confusing picture for nearly two weeks the fate of saddam had a deal 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 had 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 choice of saddle had eighty as prime minister. that is no longer the case saudi arabia has taken a more aggressive stance against what it sees is growing iranian influence well as my feeling the crisis in lebanon is caused by hizbullah that hijacked the state and imposed it's also pretty 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 so that he or from iran. it's not clear how he will withdraw 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 mediation may have ended the diplomatic turmoil over fate but the crisis is far from over if 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 have one message to saudi arabia we want our prime minister back it seems how d.d. is now coming back but what happens next will test if the unity will be short lived so adequate or else his ego beirut. u.s.
president donald trump is a step closer to his first major legislative victory after almost a year in office the house of representatives as paul says flagship tax reform bill but it still needs senate approval 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 a tax reform legislation in their bones the american people know they're getting a raw deal under the republican bill before 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 yesterday twenty seven the nays are two zero zero five 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 and death. you know it's it's not a maybe it's now ok well we can wait we can't wait. people literally. theory 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 not trillions we're going to the polls to choose a new president on sunday the election comes amid a rise in attacks by the indigenous who want to take back on sister lemons and win more autonomy or latin america at a time this inhuman has more from our economy a region. a region of south central chile looks peaceful enough until you see these bullet holes and the graffiti claiming these rural lands as autonomous territory of the native people. a little up at ice shows us some of the more than sixty timber transport trucks recently burned by armed men wanting to expel large forestry companies from what they consider and sest will not put
a land. that. these people are criminals they're using them cause to legitimize themselves and commit acts of terrorism. a centuries old conflict is accelerating with armed groups burning farmhouses trucks forests and even churches especially in this election year might put a leader fidel to die and i mean he was one of eight men accused of taking part in the arson attacks he was released from prison a few weeks ago for lack of evidence but makes no apologies for the violence. i think all the different types of struggle are valid because it's legitimate to fight to recover land in our liberation as a people we were here as a nation before chile existed. chile state has been gradually buying land to return to the my porch is under a law that is proven and satisfactory for all involved special forces police squads
to a farmhouse under twenty four hour protection seventy six year old out of school and his wife will send say they can't leave the perimeter of it without the special gear. and despite constant attacks they say they can't sell the property because the state won't pay them enough to buy elsewhere. is this a way to live there's no justice for us but them up which is are supposedly the victims what about us i mean we human. the government's response has been to apply an anti terrorism law this is one of the bullet holes from the latest attack against the basque orders home which and today our bedroom chillies controversial antiterrorism law was created by this country's former military dictatorship to persecute those who wanted to overthrow the regime but the big question is should that law be used today to address the violence taking place in southern china. international human rights organizations condemn it as abusive
others as ineffective because it makes convictions more difficult to obtain. he said he looked at the laugh spent nineteen months under preventive detention accused of setting fire to a farmhouse in which a chilean couple was burned alive. he intend other map which in leaders have just been acquitted. it's a full of i mean labeling us terrorists it is this is rather due to get us out of circulation because it allowed them to get out of the way for example for more than two years. but got to laugh says he won't be intimidated he represents a new warm golden generation of leaders demanding the recovery of ancestral lands and regional autonomy a situation some likened to the catalonia conflict and a controversy that chile's next government cannot afford to keep ignoring you see in human in the region chile.
a quick recap of the top stories here on al-jazeera russia has vetoed a u.s. led attempt to extend an international inquiry into the use of chemical weapons in syria it means the u.n. team investigating the use of deadly sarin gas in syria will be despondent 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 a lemonade in our ability to identify the attackers russia has undermined our
ability to deter future attacks aside and isis will no longer be on notice for the use of chemical weapons by russia's actions today robert mugabe's resisting calls to stand down a zimbabwe's president despite being confined to his home by the military in the interest of the people of zimbabwe mr robert mugabe in my city is an opposition leader morgan tsvangirai joined the military has called for the president to leave a delegation from south africa is now in the capital harare trying to reach a deal of my god is in the country's future. i missed internationals accusing philippine government forces and i said linked fighters are violating international law in the five month battle of the city of more than a thousand people were killed and five hundred thousand displaced by the fighting. the un says at least a million children in yemen are risk of contracting diphtheria because they needed vaccines are being blocked from entering the country the heads of three un agencies
of pleaded with the coalition to fully lift its blockade 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 approval in the senate. the headline news continues here on al-jazeera. the head of the september twenty fourth national election survey showed a satisfied with the state of their economy this is easily news biggest tech success story the company was bought by microsoft in two thousand and eleven we bring you the stories that is shaping the economic world we live in counting the cost at this time. our work has always been about my family about the magic. of black american family. and america.