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hello welcome to the news hour i'm so ho raman coming up in the next sixty minutes robert mugabe's party in zimbabwe meets to decide the president's future also palestinian leaders threaten to suspend ties with the u.s. if the government closes the p.l.o. office in washington and cautious optimism signals have been detected from a missing submarine in argentina. on world toilet day i'm rob mcbride in cambodia a country dealing with a universal problem. welcome to the news i would start in africa was a bad boys embattled president has been given an ultimatum get out of office or will unleash the crowds it was made by the leader of the influential war veterans association as pressure mounts on robert mugabe to step down several meetings are
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underway to decide his future the big question now is will the gobby quit or be forced out. business. has been steadily losing support since wednesday when the military seized power the army chief was angry of the sacking of vice president and. his longtime. party the ruling zanu p.f. is discussing how to call him president and expel him from the party youth wing has said that political support for his wife grace destroyed the party and the government this all follows extraordinary scenes in the capital harare where hundreds of thousands of people marched on saturday celebrating the apparent end of
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his thirty seven grip on power while following events forces our correspondent. and it does seem that this is a day for. central committee is concerned as well as the youth wing. has started the members behind. to discuss firing president robert firing his wife grace and removing her. party the course for president. ten provinces have said they want him to. have said they want him to go. have. a press conference here in this building and this is what they said.
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and of course while the political meetings are happening there are talks apparently between the military and the catholic. about that. hearing president is the one who asked for this. and the catholic priest later in the day we're also hearing that the president is wanting to go to south africa to meet president jacob zuma as opposed to continue. to negotiate. to. have
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a dignified exit that's what he's pushing for. feel that this process is taking. him to suspect that the army is protecting the president but in terms of negotiations and meetings are we waiting for official. update the nation on how far things have gone well. join you develops in harare thank you now the palestinian authorities are threatening to cut off all communication with the u.s. over the ministrations plan to close a perilous office in washington d.c. . the plant closure of the palestinian liberation organization's office in washington prompted shock and a threat from a senior palestinian official to freeze time with the us this is very unfortunate
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and seven this is the pressure being exerted on this administration from the if you know government the time when we are trying to cooperate to achieve the ultimate you think such steps which would undermine the peace process the u.s. state department announced its decision to close the office late last week citing a twenty fifteen law placing conditions on the u.s. mission office those conditions relate to the palestinians pressuring the international criminal court to seek charges against israel over the issue of israeli settlements and crimes against palestinians the move comes as the troubled ministration is trying to broker a peace plan between the palestinians and israelis president donald trump said such a deal would be a cornerstone of his administration he very much in september he met with palestinian president mahmoud abbas on the sidelines of the u.n. general assembly meeting of world leaders in new york and a last month the president sent his son in law and adviser jared cushion or to the
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middle east in part to work out a blueprint for a deal the white house says closing the p.l.o. office doesn't mean it's cutting off communications with the palestinians and could be viewed as a way to expedite the peace process but a middle east analyst says the trumpet ministration is not bargaining in good faith the u.s. is not an honest broker the u.s. is representing its own interests and they correspond primarily with the right wing of israeli interests the closure isn't a done deal president trump has ninety days to review the decision and could keep the office open if he thinks the palestinians are engaged in meaningful and direct negotiations with the israelis die on estabrook al jazeera washington let's get more on the palestinian reaction now from malcolm webb he's live for us in ramallah of course one does have to ask the question where does this leave efforts ready to try and restart the peace process. well ever since he came to
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office president trump has talked about the ultimate peace deal he said he'll bring a peace deal to the middle east but he's never said what kind of deal that might be whether it would be a two state solution or otherwise palestinian officials say trump administration officials who they've met since trump came to office they thought on the stood what the conditions were conducive for a peace process but they said to date trump ministration officials haven't put anything on the table or made any kind of proposal and one of the reasons that the trumpet ministration says it may close the p.l.o. is office is if the p.l.o. pursues cases against israel at the international criminal court now the p.l.o. says since truman came to power israel's continued always expanded its development of illegal settlements in the occupied west bank on the international law it's illegal to build settlements in occupied territories and this is something that the p.l.o. had wanted to pursue at the international criminal court
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a short while ago here in ramallah we spoke to no bill shatner who is the palestinian presidential advisor on international affairs let's hear what he had to say we are punished for threatening to go to the court and mr netanyahu is not punished for committing the crimes for which we are going to court which is the settlements on the. land of the west bank and in jerusalem occupied them it is sixty seven so what would you make out of this pressure to do what the palestinians certainly making their voices heard now after the reaction from the u.s. so one wonders can this argument be contained is that possible. all waiting to see but these are precedented events and unusually strong response from several different palestinian officials but on the an unprecedented amount of pressure on hostility as they put it from the u.s. much more so than in any recent other recent administration the u.s.
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says it will gives itself ninety days to decide whether it's going to close the pillows office or not so we're waiting to see if the u.s. is going to follow through on these threats and if it does several palestinian officials have said this will be massively detrimental to any peace process he said that it means that the u.s. would no longer be qualified to be a broker in the peace process and that it would be the end of u.s. palestinian relations or for the moment welcome we'll leave it there. in ramallah. well staying in the region lebanon's prime minister has confirmed who returned to be reached by wednesday saad hariri that he will then clarify his position after his sudden resignation more than two weeks ago hariri is now in front president michael mccaul is trying to mediate let's bring in our correspondents in beirut what we know where the prime minister is now and he's offering clarity on his position this resignation of his relationship with saudi arabia when he speaks to
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the lebanese president but it's a bit of a waiting game. well yes he confirmed that he will be on wednesday to attend the independence day celebrations but we do not know if he's going to arrive before that because he needs to meet with the president of the republic he did say that he resigned that was the word he used in paris so that means if he comes to beirut he has to sit with the president and submit his resignation in person now there are really many scenarios is he going to insist on resigning and ending his political career or is he going to resign and stay on as a caretaker prime minister of a caretaker government until elections next year or is he going to withdraw his resignation and reach some sort of a compromise with the president to discuss contentious issues issues like hezbollah's arms or is he going to condition drawing his resignation to guarantee that it will not engage in military activities beyond lebanon's borders so really
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a number of scenarios that this still quite uncertain and also we need to see whether or not he agrees to stay on as prime minister on condition that hezbollah doesn't take part in his government this is a saudi arabian demand and if he insists on the demand then the political vacuum could continue because hezbollah will not accept that it is a political party with strong popular support and also the prime minister he's going to have to convince many in lebanon that he is a free man and he is not a political hostage of saudi arabia who actually does. make that statement say not just hariri but most both probably many of the political stakeholders in lebanon will be casting an eye to cairo today because of the extraordinary arab league meeting that's been called by saudi arabia to talk about groups like hezbollah the influence of iran and. its lebanon's position as they sit around the round table. yes like you mentioned saudi arabia calling for that emergency meeting to discuss
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what they call iranian interference in arab countries as well as hezbollah's role beyond the eleven on the borders particularly its military role what we understand is that lebanon will not be sending its foreign minister it will not be attending at the foreign ministry level they may send a low ranking official from the foreign ministry or maybe the ambassador of the arab league lebanon of course wanting to avoid a confrontation with saudi arabia this is a deeply divided country yes hezbollah has supported has allies in government but it also has opponents who believe that its armed wing should be disbanded now how far is saudi arabia going to push or is it going to demand for example outright condemnation of hezbollah is it going to demand that lebanon you know that come from hezbollah and not allowing the group to take part in political life and in the government so what we understand is that the foreign minister is there it will not be attending a low level representation to avoid
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a confrontation with them i will leave it there and follow this very closely thank you. we'll keep your message and say the mentioned we've been discussing lebanon is expected to be one of those issues on the table of leaders meet in cairo not saudi arabia requested the meeting to discuss iran's activities in the region and it comes at a time of heightened tension between the two regional rivals that smith explains. after more than two and a half years of fighting in yemen saudi arabia's coalition and iranian backed the fighters are at a stalemate while the country is on the verge of famine and cholera is spreading wherever the saudis look in the middle east they see iran yemen isn't the only country where they're facing off and iran always seems to be one step ahead in syria iranian soldiers and hezbollah fighters along with the russians of help shift the civil war in favor of president bashar al assad that's at the expense of the anti outside forces riyadh has been supporting the saudis have been accused of
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allowing thousands of its citizens to fight eisel in syria the iranians have done very world they backed president bashar assad very solidly in very determinedly from the beginning of that contrasted with the behavior of the u.s. to western governments in terms of their support for the syrian rebels and the iranians have always been very strategic in their and i think the view from riyadh the the outcome of the syrian crisis has definitely been one that has consolidated iran's position in the region in lebanon prime minister saad hariri resigned citing an assassination plot hariri accused iran and lebanon based iranian backed militia has bala of sowing strife irrate was in riyadh when he resigned the saudis say they didn't force in lebanese politicians accused the saudis of holding her hostage and destabilizing that country. in iraq after its invasion of kuwait in nine hundred
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ninety relations with saudi arabia never recovered while iran has helped the government in baghdad fight eisel but here at least the saudis of trying to improve diplomatic relations in february the saudi foreign minister visited baghdad for the first time in twenty seven years and iraqi prime minister hyde our body has been to react twice in the past four months the line is the iranians no control or influence in four arab capitals in in baghdad damascus beirut and most recently in center the yemeni capital again you can exaggerate these things and iran does things deftly and quite intelligent clee but the overall effect is the sense that it is encroaching on areas that were traditionally the. heart of the arab world the saudis can rely on the u.s. for support but crown prince mohammed bin solomon is a new player in middle east politics iranian leadership in contrast has been doing
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this for decades. well bullets with joins me here in studio it's a complex situation of scenarios that involves the call but why do they want to have this meeting in cairo well because this meeting was backed up by the u.s. bahrain in kuwait as well but the saudis are behind it and they've chosen now because of two specific events recently that the saudis say of force them to call for this meeting first was this on november fourth a rocket was fired towards the towards riyadh's international airport the saudis say that came from who controlled territory in yemen they say that hezbollah or the iranian backed lebanese based a militia was behind the launching of that rocket and the u.s. air force confirmed the remains of it have a rainy and markings on it the iranians would say though that the accusations that they're behind it are baseless and provocative or those saudi arabia's crown crown prince mohammed bin salman he says he accused iran of direct military aggression and it may be considered an act of war and then just over
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a week ago there was an explosion and a fire at a pipeline that between saudi arabia and bahrain and again the bahrain is in the saudis accused iran of being behind this the iranian foreign ministry says we should say that any accusations being behind that attack on that pipeline a false accusations and childish so we should wait and see exactly what comes out of this meeting with a member of the thank you well three backers of the so-called the escalation zones in syria are meeting in the turkish coastal town of antalya russian turkish and iranian foreign ministers are gathering ahead of a planned talks in the russian resort town of sochi the presidents of the three countries will attend that meeting on wednesday well are some a bit of it isn't entirely for us now just three days from now those presidents will be meeting in such i mean what are the fms discussing apparently before laying the groundwork. it is absolutely that laying the groundwork in a preliminary meeting to assess what has been done so far where we are now and what
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can be done in the future according to these three countries separately they're better rated that there is been success in the deescalation zones and in the process there has kickstarted what they called stall the geneva talks i wear nothing was moving forward ever since the agreed to establish the these deescalation zones there has been a reduction in the number of civilian casualties so yes there is a lot on the plate for these three foreign ministers to meet and discuss ahead of the meeting in sochi because right after the meeting inside to you you have on the twenty eighth of this month the meeting in geneva about the future process of syria it is worth noting that yes iran and russia see eye to eye on the issue of syria but turkey has been on the opposite and has in the last couple of months become closer to the iranian and russian position visibly the future of syria and we're hearing from the plea matic sources that there is pressure that there should be
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some sort of reproach for some sort of agreement on the future of president bashar al assad in the future of syria so a lot to take for these three leaders to discuss an investment three days their heads of the states are meeting in saatchi and we are waiting to hear from the syrian opposition into all of this because as you mentioned that this is not just the first and only round of talks that is happening there is also a meeting of the syrian opposition which is happening in saudi arabia which will be simultaneous to the meeting that will take place in russia so it is a complicated situation with a lot of players involved you touched on the next root question was the relationship between those three countries and the problem that you might say russia and syria are on one side and turkey on the other backed up by the u.s. they're trying to find common ground amongst all all of them is that a real possibility because they do talk the talk but when it comes to walking the
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walk or meeting in geneva for further talks on some sort of peace it all falls apart. well we've seen that recently when the joint investigative mechanism came in the discussion at the united nations security council the did these two sides the president of united states and russia who had agreed just a couple of days ago on the on the joint statement about the future of syria i were poles apart and the united nations security council resolution and the joint investigative mechanism to investigate chemical attacks fell apart so yes that is the case on the ground in the north you've seen kurdish fighters backed by the united states that turkey calls terrorists turkey backs up fighters in which the syrian government calls terrorists and by extension the russian government calls terrorists so these are forces that are on the opposite side of the battlefield but now there seems to be some sort of movement towards discussing not just the possibility of reigning in a kurdish fighters on the ground in syria but also the future of fighters in the
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province that's all up for discussion that is what we are expecting that will be discussed in sochi and then the longstanding question of iran and russia insists that he has some sort of a role in least a government that takes a form and then constitution is formed and then elections are taking place whereas turkey's position has been very clear that it does not see. any in any shape or form as part of a future for them and we'll leave it there and come back to you as we get more word out of antalya and sochi thank you. plenty out here on the al-jazeera news hour including we take a look at some of the challenges facing refugees and aid groups on the greek island of last boss. and it's his force to pave the way for some new faces of the season ending tour finals tatiana has those details.
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to south asian foreign minister mahmoud early years expected to visit here comes in cox's bazar will be joined by ministers of the european union china and japan hundreds of thousands of rohingya refugees continue to flow into bangladesh after fleeing a violent military crackdown in me and mark. benjamin is a marquis is the independent southeast asia analyst joins me now from bangkok good to have you with us here on al-jazeera now we've seen the u.n. hate c.r. of various aid agencies go into the area and report to the world on the conditions of the experiences of those fleeing i mean what could this delegation take away from that fact finding mission and make a difference well it's not so much what they can take away but from what they can can give the hope would be that they would go back to their capitals and ensure that the the more than thirty million euro for example that was pledged by the european union is quickly dispatched to bangladesh and the other countries as well
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kick in with their pledge to donations to ensure this humanitarian disaster is is taking care of that would be the first and foremost we're sponsored given that there's a reason we call the humanitarian parity of it's imperative that the people in these camps get the assistance that they need of course it's interesting that these refugees don't really look like insurgents the very people military says that they're fighting so how can they plead their case to china for example who are represented in that delegation but a firmly behind the military action that it is accused of perpetrating. right china is really the real x. factor here china has defended the actions of the myanmar government which of course constitute ethnic cleansing the fear is that china will take a leadership role in on this mission and try to confine the range of crisis to a humanitarian situation thereby aggrandizing itself as taking a pro humanitarian responsible position but at the same time deflecting and
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defending the government against accusations correct accusations mind you that they've committed ethnic cleansing one needs to keep in mind that china voted against just this past week the u.n. general assembly resolution that condemned the ethnic cleansing in myanmar and call upon me and march to take certain actions so china really their presence is it's very much a problem either regardless of whether it's seen as a qualified success or whether seen as a failure another factor is the u.s. because the secretary of state to listen refuses to call this exodus from ethnic cleansing but wants an inquiry i mean what would be the parameters of the to inquiry when you have this international or his international counterparts visiting the area and the host prime minister say it is ethnic cleansing what do they hope they can find out who will be looking for was an alternative truth. at this point one shouldn't even be dignifying tillerson zz request for an inquiry in terms of
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whether or not it's a cleansing or not it's been called ethnic cleansing by no less the united nations and in fact ethnic cleansing has been going on in myanmar viz a viz the ranges for more than just several months but indeed for several years the united states needs to take firm of action the at the very least economic sanctions targeted sanctions which is which has been considering now for some time but even that would be three months too little and too late ethnic cleansing certainly at this point cannot be prevented with economic sanctions and certainly as a punitive measure it is extremely light measure given given the fact that six hundred thousand plus branches have been cleansed from the mar and now wait a humanitarian assistance in bangladesh for the mobile twill have to leave it be very good to have you on the program with the from joining us from. bangkok thank you thank you. defense ministry says it's detected seven failed satellite calls from any missing submarine raising hopes that
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the forty four crew members on board will be found alive and a contact was lost with the someone old wednesday as it was returning to its base model plants from a routine mission in the south atlantic in the search for the vessel has been found but. weather. is the latest from model transom. the search and rescue operation is continuing through the night and into sunday with the argentine authorities saying they are now cautiously optimistic after receiving more they say were seven attempted satellite cause which failed to connect but were a sign of life somewhere deep in the south atlantic in the meantime the united states chile great britain have all offered their assistance and whitman sending expertise to argentina to help in the in the search operation to find the ira's san fran submarine the argentine authorities have not heard from the crew since wednesday morning and they and the families of the forty four crew members are becoming increasingly concerned as each hour passes without hearing from the
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submarine now they're not calling into the mergence he has yet they have no news of any mechanical failure or any other technical failure or simply saying they've not heard from the crew since wednesday morning in the meantime the whole of argentina is watching and waiting with great nervousness with great voice to hear what happens the pope has said that he is praying for the forty four crewmembers arjen time president mauricio macri is saying that he will stop at nothing to try to find out what has happened to the crew of the of the san juan well in a few moments we'll have the weather stuff but still ahead here on al-jazeera. the season is just twelve games building a substantial lead in spanish football. from
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flowing on. to an enchanting president breeze. hello there we've had another storm that's hit viet nam this is the eleventh storm that hit us so far this year and the fifth since the beginning of october say with quite a few recently this is the latest one this blob of cloud here gradually was tracking its way towards the west and you never really had a defined so obviously wasn't a two intense system and has sort of disintegrated since it reached just so clearly it didn't give us too much in the way of problems when it came to the winds by the time it made landfall the winds were around fifty five kilometers per hour those were sustained with gusts of around seventy five kilometers per hour and so the winds weren't too much of a problem and the rain hasn't been too bad and yet either the most i've seen so far as we know around sixty millimeters of rain and viet nam's a pretty wet to play so you should be able to deal with than the system that haven't quite finished with this just yet although the center of the circulation
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itself now that it's over land is disintegrating it's really in haunting the rains across this whole region so where it came all new land there's not really a great deal to it as we head through the day on monday but the heavy rain is pushing its way northward over the central parts of vietnam does look incredibly wet there during the day on tuesday and then that rain gradually pushes a little bit further north woods as we head into chews day and it's the northern parts of vietnam there by the coast we're expecting some of the heaviest of the rate. the winds are sponsored by the time. captaining a leading youth team at sixteen years old takes determination. to that staying on top of your game at school. the whole family bands together and shares the sacrifices necessary for a son to have a shot at becoming a professional footballer. my tunisia home game at this time
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welcome back oh you're watching the al-jazeera news hour remind of our top stories the arab league is holding a meeting in cairo at the request of saadi arabia to discuss iran's recent activities in the region iran is accused of being behind a missile launched from yemen targeting riyadh and an oil pipeline explosion in bahrain. lebanon's prime minister saad hariri has confirmed overturned to beirut by wednesday and says he'll then time finds a position after his sudden resignation more than two weeks ago he's currently in france which is trying to mediate the fall out. zimbabwe's ruling zanu p.f. party is meeting to decide how to sack the president and excel and expel him from the party the influential war veterans association says robert mugabe must stand down immediately or at least the crown say it's also demanding the party cuts ties with mugabe's white rights. let's just go back to harare these were
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the moments a short while ago at that zanu p.f. party and a senior politician there of the group speaking about mugabe future. you . know you know. what if you are a very good so certainly to. which you might. be doing it. all. i don't want to say to you but. when i left this morning when. i was not aware that these go on the. business very. well and you know what. i. would
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say that have unfolded in the last four weeks. this is safe our meeting here to be. the internal issues excited. that defense forces. have taken. him to. the right people probably. wouldn't come up to you and we don't feel. well done. i. was speaking of moses he's the minister of home affairs for the zanu p.f. party as well speaking about current events surrounding the removal potential removal of robert mugabe well joining me now from london is joseph chino he's a writer and commentator on african affairs to talk with us live on al-jazeera it
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seems that the groups that to you might say move mr mugabe to one side finally in alignment it's just a matter of when rather than how. but that is absolutely true and i think the guys who wanted regime change in zimbabwe over twenty years ago to be glowing tonight and probably they're wondering why didn't they are ply this plan b. as they foster principle a remarkable guy they seem to have lost. control of the support of key constituencies i mean aside the party itself is important particularly the province's the youth wing of the party which obviously was hiding on with him the women's league and as i say that quite clearly and more importantly the war veterans so these maybe this is a sign sorry to interrupt you there joseph but it was only you know ten months ago
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six months ago that these very leaders were singing mugabe's praises and it seems that never to be something really has changed there has been a huge pivot turn for these strong allies to actually turn against the man that ruled with an iron grip in a country for nearly four decades. that is true but the and group was really backed by these guys i think to be fair to mr mcgovern mr mcgovern was a ruling zimbabwe alone they're a game changer guys couldn't get him because all these guys are backing him i think what happened as you as you heard there is really something that happened within the last one month or so i think it is maybe a message to other dictators in africa who want to you know maybe like the mercedes are you going to particular those guys who didn't even have the support of the population in the first instance who want to hang around with their families their wives and children in this case grace basically did it for him once grace
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became excessively ambitious wanted to throw everybody else in zanu p.f. started not very very clearly wanting to be the favorite and much more so within the last several weeks and as i understand it immediately mr mugabe i think told of his comrades who were trying to advise him to rein on his wife this guy simply said no enough is enough and if anything mr mugabe had now become an embarrassment to the african continent you know sleeping president if you say so we started that bond like he had the support but clearly the other thing was maybe you get another message after what stage do you pull out you know mugabe had the support after about five years ago he had grounds to continue hanging for the argument that where anybody who came in was compromised is really within the last three years is if you really how about is that a will that because we have to speak in hypotheticals here because i'm not sure what's going to happen in the coming hours in some months but if. there is a void who fills that void we're looking at the former vice president coming back in are we looking at joyce majeure are we looking at morgan chang senior
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politicians that our global audience won't be that familiar with in terms of pulling zimbabwe back to a legal framework that is recognized by the international community. there is no void in zimbabwe as i say it is involved in defense forces obviously that is clearly the alum of all of us not one of those guys who don't want military coups zanu p.f. it is a very very rich and thorough political party very very huge machinery it's got the leadership down there as i said people like emerson and we're. favorite there are leaders in zona p.f. . and it is as a party is quite is able to organize very quickly alternative leaders and that's exactly what they're trying to do and think for a very long time they knew the time would come when we got we could no longer really be able to be the face of their party and i think you know that's where that came desperate in terms of the opposition yes the opposition is there and i really don't think if morgan turn gray would be the permanent form or alternative voice in
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fact if anything in m.d.c. wants to govern zimbabwe maybe they need to be looking for an alternative leader because morgan is tainted he's tainted because he asked for sanctions against him where he's been presented as a friend of the west and that really doesn't sell in september ok just very briefly running out of time if there is a potential for elections are there supporters of zanu p.f. now that may move to opposition parties and vote for them or can you see zimbabwe having free and fair elections that would allow a free exchange of ideas and a discourse that allows zimbabwe to return back into the international fold after various amounts of sanctions have been held against them. if free and fair elections in the new zimbabwe today it is possible. would probably be the majority political party unless the opposition came up with probably a new leader of the state under so all that if a program which actually embraces inclusively learned reform i really don't see the
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opposition taking over this time maybe the elections after next but the next elections almost certainly unless this goes really liberally it will still be as well if you have governments maybe being within your political party that delivers a new zimbabwe rather than an iridium change or indeed. remember it is really light muscular support it will be a shock but we should see what does happen in the coming hours and days certainly joe said in our london bureau thank you for joining us. as we reported from lebanon well it's expected to be one of the issues on the table at the arab leaders meeting in cairo inside eurabia requested the meeting to discuss iran's activities in the region it comes at a time of heightened tension between the two regional rivals and that there is a professor of political science at the university of tehran joins me now from the iranian capital good to have you with us sir the arab league meeting does not include iran it's not a member so with the current regional conflicts disagreements over yemen lebanon
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and qatar how do you think the arab league will act against iran if at all. well although saudis would be trying very hard to. as it's rare to mobilize arab league against iran but during the past year or so it has been the islamic republic of iran which have been winning the diplomatic war as it were with saudi arabia iran has maintained a victory over saudi arabia in syria in yemen even in iraq and saudi is trying to get to the stabilize that lover non in or there may be to actually have something in government which we doubt very much because the popularity of his well are is very strong in in love non also not
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all as sunny group support as all of the arabs in lebanon so i really don't see how saudi arabia is trying is would be extracting any support from them from the arab league and we mustn't forget that saudi arabia is not a democratic is not a progressive regime although. our daughter head leaders have been trying as it were to put some cosmetic social political changes in the kingdom but but even in that sense they have not been very successful so i was really what i'm trying to say is that neither their internal it done mystically know or xterra li in their region so it is i haven't been very successful is that a brain dead failure the one iran professor because it was the case we did see
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a full ring of relations so if you look at the international front for example saudi and iran. had severed diplomatic relations for several months if not years in all because this year we saw reciprocal discussion about diplomatic visits being planned is the diplomacy over now between tehran and riyadh because of these accusations being leveled really are both sides but the interference that they have in regional affairs of their neighbors well. wrong is government and in particular. foreign minister dr mohammad javad zarif has been trying to present all of our olive branch towards saudi leaders but they have they have adamantly refuse. the positive signals that have been coming from from the more moderate branch of
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iranian leadership and that has left every human for iranian hardliners to say to to president rouhani that well look you try to appease you you try to to somehow rapprochement with the saudis but it didn't work so please step aside and leave us to take care of the of the saudis so at the moment the hardliners are in charge of that part of iran's foreign policy towards the saudis ok well for the moment we will have to leave it be interesting to see what has come out of the arab league meeting for the moment so there is a couple an interrupt think you for your time. still ahead here on al-jazeera in sport or maybe tribute by dutch football fans towards the goalkeeper's late son.
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transport measures employed to tackle pollution in one of china's showcase cities they say that by twenty twenty all of the top seemed to want to meet only on lecturing. and how environmental grassroots campaigns are joining forces in the u.s. there is a global connection that is happening and we want to utilize that power to make change not only for today but for future generations as well. at this time on al-jazeera. we here in the jerusalem bureau covered israeli palestinian affairs we cover the story with a lot of intimate knowledge we covered it with that we don't dip in and out of the story we have a presence here all the time apart from being a cameraman it's also very important to be a journalist to know the story very well before going into the field covering the united nations and go about the policy for al-jazeera english is pretty incredible
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this is where talks happened and what happens there matters. welcome back gerry adams the leader of the irish republican party should say has announced that he'll step down after almost thirty five years as the leading voice of should they westminster m.p. when his party was the political wing of the irish republican army the group forty guerrilla campaign against british control of northern ireland for almost forty years played a central role in peace talks in the one nine hundred ninety s. leading to power sharing between fein and pro british unionists. aid
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groups in greece are struggling to cope with the numbers of refugees arriving by land and sea official figures show up to two hundred people are still arriving every day many of them find themselves on the island of the last boss which has become a popular landing hub for approximately one million refugees since twenty fifteen johnson went there to find out more. omar is trying to keep his costs from climbing he's borrowed this warehouse from a fisherman to store donated clothes a dozen volunteers have come from all over the world to help him lesbos has spawned a number of volunteer run groups in the past two years what makes his different is that he is himself a refugee who once spent fourteen hours in these waters swimming from turkey to greece yes i meant them by boat but they swim and they know where the how i feel in the sea and they know what the people feel in the sea when the fear i know how when with the the great coast guard recently called on help when
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a group of refugees landed there rubber boat on an uninhabited island off us and refused to leave when i spoke with. the minister of spain four of them. on what we. believe me we were. there and we will help you and the river came also helped to clothe and feed these afghans who arrived overnight less of us has been the european landing for more than a million refugees since twenty fifteen as this life jacket and rubber raft graveyard attests and the island continues to receive the majority of arrivals in greece which is why it continues to need volunteer organizations refugee for refugees manages to scrape together three to four thousand dollars a month in donations from britain spain and the united states it's a small operation but increasingly important european funding for n.g.o.s on the aegean islands ended in july leading many of the larger groups with corporate
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salaries and overheads to pull out the government is calling on those who can support themselves without public money to take their place. we don't even require an organization to be an ngo five friends can come and declare that they will teach french to the refugees on mondays wednesdays and fridays we encourage solidarity we depend on it. also karl was an ambulance driver in syria helping to ferry the sick and wounded to turkish hospitals for treatment he's still essentially doing the same job but this time for free jump al-jazeera on the north shore of lesbos well it's time to support his tatiana who is out with football we do thank you very much for how the season is just twelve games old yet boss alone is building a substantial lead at the top of spanish football around madrid and at lesser crime madrid missed their chance to stay in touch in the first dobie of the season on saturday they played out a goalless draw at athletic owes new home ground while boss alona be like honest three now athletic are actually unbeaten this season with six wins and six draws
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get they along with rail trail path alone or by ten points in the standings valencia all the other team separates them separating them the second trailing passer by seven points no no. no i don't think leg is over there are a lot of games and a lot of points still to play ten points are a lot but i'm sure this will change soon but slaughter won't get all the points and we have to be waiting for their mistake manchester city are also dominating at the top of the english premier league they pulled off a tenth consecutive win on saturday city b. leicester to nail both goals came on either side of the hoth or with gabrielle that has to threw open the scoring for city kevin de bruyne then doubled the lead as they maintained their unbeaten start. the first goal was well so good after a million passes and the players know exactly where the year his teammates they are and the quality of the quality of the three men said the ball the quality of the
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intelligence and no was selfish from from that we'd possible to have was was good in the second the quality for form from kevin to speak for himself and other results on saturday liverpool swept past southampton three mil and they were big wins for chelsea and bournemouth as well month united the new council for one to set a club record of thirty eight games unbeaten at old trafford. so manchester city remain the runaway leaders with eight point advantage over their manchester rivals in the second and despite their defeat also in the north london dhabi tottenham a still in the top four. ok the earlier red diamonds have edged closer to a second asian football title the japanese giant scored a crucial away go during one one with saudi arabia's in the first leg of the champions league final in riyadh looking for the crown as they wanted in two thousand and seven worth. i mean for that title number three after last tasting
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glory back in two thousand the second like take place today. the men's professional tennis season will officially conclude in london later with the closing match at the a.t.p. world tour finals but six time champion roger federer wanted to be taking part federer's comeback even ended with defeat in the semifinals the world number two looked well on track to make the final after taking the first set six two but he says it was only a matter of time before he got beaten by doctors because the belgian kids crushing him and practice and golf and did storm when the next two six six three six four. to roger it was so seeing something unbelievable i cannot describe what i'm feeling . he's such a legend. since i'm really young and you know to have the chance to play against him and so we. go in but to beat him it's just you know we can describe.
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grigor dimitrov in the final six a german came from a set down to beat america. four six six not six three with the score didn't have any final victory means so end the season at the moment the three that's the highest ranking of the career. the final four teams have been decided at rugby league wild card but it's been co-hosted by australia papa new guinea and new zealand angle and comfortably accounted for p n g thirty six to six in the quarter final at melbourne they'll meet tonga in the final four while the others on the final will feature australia and fiji. england's rugby union lake which is the fifteen man version of the sport also had a great day out on saturday they beat australia thirty to take the twickenham england's fifth straight win over their rivals and with that biggest ever winning margin some are suggesting it's a good omen ahead of the ashes cricket series between the two countries that begins next week. i think.
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seventy seventy one cricket. striker absolutely demolished bill lawry dropped his captain victorian left and chappell to. which was the resurgence of the strike cricket yeah it's nice to win. yeah. i mean we have to keep improving. that was just one of several big games on saturday scotland came close to beating the world champion all blacks for the first time in their history but ultimately they lost italy were beaten thirty one fifteen by argentina and south africa's springboks not passed france eighteen to seventeen in the n.b.a. the boston celtics pulled off a stunning comeback win for their fifteenth straight victory the celtics bounced back from a sixteen point deficit against atlanta hawks on saturday eventually coming through one hundred ten to ninety nine boston lead to the n.b.a.
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meanwhile the dallas mavericks won just their third game of the season they defeated the mobile keep box on saturday with a matthews lead dallas to the win with twenty two points one hundred eleven to seventy nine it was the final score. and finally supporters of the dutch football club fine order made a moving tribute to the late fun of the australian goalkeeper brad jones saturday marks six years with the death of jones his five year old son luke after a battle with leukemia the entire ground joining of an edition of you'll never walk alone. one light in the stadium but the most often. and i saw this ball for now. thanks very much touch on the well it's world toilet day the day that the u.n. has declared inspire to inspire action to tackle the global sanitation crisis science has a four point five billion people live without a household toilet disposes of waste eight hundred sixty two million people go to
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the toilet in an open space in the bush's own in the water and that means one point eight billion people use a source of drinking water that could be contaminated he says improved sanitation combined with safe water and good hygiene could prevent around eight hundred forty two thousand deaths each year cambodia has been badly affected by people going to the toilet in the open robert bright reports. in the center of this cambodian village the ngo watershed has organized a sales pitch for the toilet people are asked how many don't have one the answer is most. instead of getting a donated toilet the idea is to make it something to aspire to and value. has just got one she used to go into the field at the back of her house it's now she has pride of ownership and her friends want to. my neighbor says when her
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daughter sent him money the next time she'll buy one. simple concrete pipes sunk into the ground she got her toilet from contractor poissy pie who started making them two years ago. it's good business i'm now selling about fifteen to twenty a month creating a demand that leads to a market that solves a problem for women and girls especially going out at night in remote areas carries with it the risk of attack a lack of toilets in rural cambodia also does significant harm to the development of children it's estimated a third of under five year olds suffer from stunted growth when children are exposed to feces in their environment they repeatedly get bouts of diarrhea so all the good things that are going in coming straight out in the capital phnom penh a regional conference considered solutions it's addressed by dr. a pioneer who
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developed a strategy in bangladesh based on peer pressure that's now adopted worldwide if you were not allowed to drink it in the open by the community use your store a little reality started getting different communities to come up with solutions to a shared problem rob mcbride al-jazeera companies spew province cambodia. if you're watching the news. we have more news on the other side of the brain to learn from the whole robin unhealthy thanks very much for your time.
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you. i am taking historic steps to lift the restrictions on american energy without regulation profit dictates policy on health safety and the environment it was a surprise that it needed some good action. on that side of the havoc the big rig in the barn on the protection is going to take a decade or two to do the line from the cost of the boba trump toxic war at this time on al-jazeera.

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