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if he promises to secure the stability of my life and my people i will vote for him i think that's where we're heading and i don't think our leaders have the vision to understand that's the threat that we face. son blessed beaches breathtaking scenery but there's another reason that draws people to cyprus it's not always easy for mixed faith couples to marry in the middle east and that's why the mediterranean island has become an ideal destination for couples and love to have a civil marriage al-jazeera world looks at what happens when romance cuts across religious lines cyprus island to forbid in love at this time on al-jazeera. should've happened a long time ago should happen years ago. u.s. president donald trump says he's designating north korea's state sponsor of
terrorism paving the way for more sanctions. carry this is out is there a live from doha also coming up. i lost my house with nothing. sixty thousand haitians in the u.s. who fled the devastation of the powerful earthquake are told they must come home. zimbabwe's ruling party weekends and pietschmann proceedings against robert mugabe as he refuses to resign as president. and the head of syria's main opposition body the high negotiations committee stepped down just days before key talks in saudi arabia. as president donald trump has designated north korea a state sponsor of terrorism trouble also promised more sanctions against pyongyang
that secretary of state rex tillerson says washington has not given up on resolving the nuclear crisis on the korean peninsula through diplomacy jabatan seen reports from washington d.c. . president of the designation of north korea as a sponsor of terrorism. should have happened a long time ago should happened years ago in addition to threatening the world by nuclear devastation north korea has repeatedly supported acts of international terrorism including assassinations on foreign soil. however this announcement wasn't a certainty some officials at the state department were reported to as north korea did not meet the legal definition of a state sponsor of terrorism two cases have been cited during the deliberations the killing of kim jong un's half brother adam a lazy an airport and the treatment of american student also a woman who died of his injuries after being released from north korean custody neither represent terrorism they argued nonetheless more sanctions will now be
announced by the treasury department their words unclear this will prove to be anything more than a symbolic measure given all of the sanctions that have already been levied against pyongyang something the secretary of state alluded to i don't want to suggest to you that the designation is suddenly going to put a whole new layer of sanctions olympia's again i think we already have north korea so heavily sanctioned in so many ways with the u.n. resolutions that have been undertaken but this will close a few additional loopholes all analysts are attempting to discern a comprehensive strategy for north korea from the trumpet ministration i think it's disappointing trump came to washington as an outsider and i really thought that maybe there was some chance that he could have a policy towards north korea that would be different and more creative than the ones that the inside the beltway crowd have implemented. the north koreans have
said they would end their nuclear tests and resume negotiations if the u.s. and its military exercises with south korea the u.s. has ruled that out so in the meantime the administration is once again relying on sanctions and harsh rhetoric she abberton see washington kathy novak has more from the south korean capital seoul. this move allows the united states to impose more sanctions against north korea but there is already a sweeping sanctions program in place and it is largely a symbolic move nevertheless the south korean government has welcomed it saying along with international sanctions and pressure it will contribute to a peaceful resolution of the north korean nuclear issue japan's prime minister shinzo ave have all has also welcomed the move saying it will put more pressure on the government in north korea now this move is part of the us is larger program of trying to exert maximum pressure on north korea and force it back to the
negotiating table it was lifted the state sanctions of terrorism designation was lifted back in two thousand and eight when there were hopes of salvaging within six party talks which north korea ultimately walked away from and now by designating it again there are some hopes that it may put pressure on others to take more action against north korea of course china is often mentioned as a country that has a special relationship with north korea its largest trading partner and one of its only friends in the world a chinese envoy has just wrapped up a trip to pyongyang there are some hopes that that may signal a return to dialogue but of course in the past north korea has reacted angrily to sanctions saying that it is proof that the u.s. has a hostile policy against north korea and that country uses it as an excuse to further pursue its nuclear and missile programs jim walsh is a senior research associate at the massachusetts institute of technology's security
studies program and says he doesn't think additional sanctions on effective way to pressure north korea back to the negotiating table. sanctions are not enormously popular on capitol hill as a policy tool and in some ways it hits the policy sweet spot if you're not sending troops in you're not putting boots on the ground and you're not just simply ignoring our problems it's only gives politicians a middle way to look like they're doing something even if it's not very effective i don't think it's going to matter very much at all so you have the president saying you know this pressure is going to force them back to the bargaining table miley skeptical of that and i'm not sure you know forcing someone to negotiating table what sort of negotiation you get when you do that on the other and i think the president's critics are saying well this might undermine diplomacy with china who we want to help with north korea i'm not sure that's really true either i just don't think it's going to matter very much the north koreans are very good at
evading sanctions in other words they've innovated in the face of a challenge we sort of do the same thing over and over again expand the number of companies being designated or the number of people that sort of thing and they figure out ways to get around it you know you can't just put sanctions on you have to if you can to put sanctions you have to respond to their countermeasures or you're just doing the same thing over and over again. tens of thousands of haitian immigrants are facing deportation from the united states most were allowed in after that two thousand and ten earthquake which destroyed much of their country but their status was only temporary in the shop a ministration says conditions have improved enough for them to return home and a gallagher report from the haiti and miami. when haiti was hit by a devastating earthquake in two thousand and ten thousands life for the u.s. and were offered temporary protected status over the decades the programs helped almost half a million people from nations ravaged by natural disasters and war for years it's
been extended by presidential decree and is alive recipients to legally live and work in the united states to deport them toward place where you know they will not be free in the case of haiti i didn't make it marlene bastiaan says removing the special status will have devastating consequences it will wreck their lives it will it will destabilize their families it will separate their families because we are talking about people who have been living here for an average of eight to twenty years. they have deep roots in our communities those roots of found across the country many of those granted protection have u.s. born children who may be forced to leave with their parents you know they look for the music you know the route i imagine they can't even sleep to see all your dreams crumble your efforts to have a home in this country and to have to leave it's inhumane others like jodeen say going back after so many years isn't safe or practical i lost my house in haiti two
thousand then i lost my house and i'm with nothing. when i go. i don't have a place to stay in i might close by here ending the protected status of long established communities is seen by advocates as cruel and unnecessary fears over deportation has already led to an influx of haitians seeking asylum in canada times overwhelming local authorities for years those benefiting from temporary protected status have been referred to as living in limbo but in truth they've established businesses started families and become valued members of their communities those who's now lost their status face the prospect of being sent back to countries they don't longer think of as home and again across his ear a little later miami and ins rick has more from washington d.c. well the department of homeland security said back in may that it was probably going to be suspending this program so the haitians knew that this was coming and
then made the announcement just just today. it's the dark part of homeland security has been working with haiti and has said that the living conditions since two thousand and ten since the earthquake back then has improved the economy has continued to proven to improve in haiti and it also said that many of the people who were who had been living in displacement camps within the country or within the island have left those camps and so it's time for the haitians that are here in the u.s. to leave but on top of that you also have to consider that this sort of fits into the trumpet ministrations policy on immigration it's get tough policy on immigration president trump has questioned this program and critics say that this is been sort of a backdoor way into amnesty for of some immigrants here in the united states. zimbabwe's president robert mugabe has begun talks with former bryce vice president
emerson in managua comes as the ruling party started pietschmann proceedings against the embattled veteran leader the motion against mugabe is due to be presented to parliament on tuesday after he ignored a deadline to resign toss a has more from harare. the monday new deadline for president robert mugabe to resign or face in each meant has come and gone later that evening the military said operation restore legacy is making progress is a bubble of defense and security services i encouraged by new developments which include that to be driven the president and the former vice president committed. expected in the country shortly. thereafter the nation will be advised on the outcome of talks between the two. calls for the president to step down are growing louder the war veterans once more gobbets closest allies say they
are losing patience. because we don't want to see him as president we saw him go to the national television to pretend as if everything is normal if you are saying that. we are saying mugabe go now. your time is up please leave. and let the country start on a new or new page. m.p.'s say they will file a motion in parliament and choose day to impeach mcgarvey opposition m.p.'s who decide whether to join them president mugabe is an increasing pressure to step down and regional leaders are trying to find a quick solution to zimbabwe's political crisis. students at the university of zimbabwe say it's time for the ninety three year old leader to step aside they are refusing to take exams and threatening to shut down the investor. being poor zimbabwe must be restored.
we no longer want you in power so everybody who does not does not understand the rule of the people is not become a constitution or delinquent. these are uncertain times. and charted territory for some other events of the last few days has shaken both the party and the state. partly tongue as a former self government spokesman and deputy information minister he says the time has come for president mugabe to go to. the woman. who is going to be the next president i think they just want a new office it will be anything as long is there is something new something different we have had president mugabe for a long time nine terms it has never happened it's a world record but it was. but now i think it's hard to form a president you know to you know to you know to.
retire in zambia or over the side egregious even in malaysia. time to. someone else. but i think for the good of everybody we need to keep his legacy we need to protect that because he's done a lot with. that but he will use the opposition i think you've also a challenge but at the moment. in opposition. in this process of assisting zimbabweans in coming with a new leader people are united black white. united force guys let's just do this together let's assist our president to resign we don't hurt you but i think he just has to hand over to someone else. kenya's
opposition says present or her as election victory is alleged is illegitimate despite the supreme court upholding the results of last month's disputed vote their election and october had been ordered by the supreme court after it concluded there were irregularities in an earlier vote in august the opposition boycott of the poll rerun which president can jada won with ninety eight percent of the vote still ahead on al-jazeera a strong show of unity among asian and e.u. leaders all calling for the safe return of a hundred refugees a live report is next plus. all of. the gulf crisis is topic number one in meetings between the u.s. secretary of state and qatar's foreign minister. with.
hello there it's very wet for some of us in north america at the moment we've got this weather system where this has been giving us some heavy rain to the north western parts of the u.s. in the western parts of canada back for western canada we've seen seventy three millimeters of rain there in vancouver and twenty five millimeters of that was just in three hours so we've seen some very heavy bursts of rain and over the mountains of course we've been seeing a fair amount of snow more very wet weather still to come as we head through the day on tuesday and that only slowly is edging its way eastwards on wednesday in behind it yet more rain still following for the east coast of the u.s. too well here we've got another weather system with us that's bringing a fair amount of snow as aggression sweeps its way eastward towards the coast as we head down towards essential americas you can still see this weather system that we've got with us that's the one that gave us some flooding in colombia still giving us some fairly sharp showers but gradually it is breaking up instead it does
what are for some of us in cuba there on choose day and that stretches down through jamaica rather wait here and that system still with us as we head through wednesday to for south america well here it's been very wet for some of us as well particularly around rio this weather system just stretches down towards us at the moment and it's not going anywhere as we head into wednesday so another wet day for rio. with. documentaries. at this time on al-jazeera.
and watching out to syria let's recap the top stories this hour. has designated north korea a state sponsor of terrorism u.s. president has also promised more sanctions against pyongyang both japan and south korea welcomed the move saying it will help denuclearize the north. ministration is planning to scrap a temporary residence a program that allows haitians to live and work and the united states sixty thousand people arrived from haiti after the country's devastating earthquake in two thousand and ten now face deportation the white house says conditions have improved enough for them to return home. zimbabwe's president robert mugabe has
begun talks with former vice president emerson managua who he fired two weeks ago meanwhile mugabe's party has started and pietschmann against him the move comes after mccarthy ignored his party's deadline to resign. asian and e.u. foreign ministers are calling for the safe return of her hand to refugees who have fled to for me and mar the joint statement was made at the thirteenth asia europe meeting which began on monday and me and mars capital naypyidaw the summit is attended by bangladesh as foreign minister who is the highest bangladeshi official to visit since the latest crisis in mar security forces are being accused of violently forcing out hundreds of thousands over a henschel muslim since august let's go now live to scott hyla who is in you know scott there's been a lot of high profile statements calling for for this for the region to be able to go home is this is this conference this meeting that any different.
so far not really but there was one aspect or sell the that was interesting and that is the chinese foreign minister is here in country and he said that they want to china wants to become a play a role in the crisis here the range of crisis here now this is interesting they really haven't taken this step that far china and myanmar's relationship is tight has been tight for years even under the military rule so they say they want to play an active role in the range of crisis and they said there's a they are submitting an idea for a three step program to help ease the crisis if you on the very first one is that a cease fire in rakhine state and they're talking about repatriation and then also a long term plan so that's interesting that's something that that's a bit new but the other rhetoric right now so far the we're hearing isn't greatly different from what we've been hearing in the past couple of weeks months when it comes to international criticism of how myanmar government and military has been handling the situation in rakhine state but it's engine when you look at you know
that you've got these members here it's a very sensitive issue even when it comes to calling the population in this ethnic group or a hint that because the government doesn't recognize that term so later on today at the end of this two day meeting with these foreign ministers about fifty just over fifty here in myanmar that how they are going to have a press conference how they actually phrase the situation in rakhine state with the range and bangladesh will be very interesting because it's such a sensitive issue here that needs to be noted that this meeting of these fifty plus foreign ministers coming here for this meeting was planned well before the recent crisis of the hinge but obviously that has really taken center stage because of the situation because of the international attention on this issue absolutely scott what else do we know is that as on the agenda as i said that wraps up. yes they'll be a press conference probably in about three hours time from now and they'll be interesting again as i was mentioning how the phrasing goes how the wording goes
but what's going to be happening kind of after the meeting and then maybe later on today throughout the rest of the week we've got the bangladeshi foreign minister here we know that bangladesh and myanmar have been negotiating this repatriation of this six hundred thousand plus range of refugees in bangladesh it's going to be a very painstaking process because you have the issue so far we've been hearing from myanmar that they want to have documentation that the people who are coming back in country have proof that they were here before that's difficult when you have a population there wasn't officially recognized by the government here so that from a documentation standpoint is going to be very difficult also in just about an hour's time in bangkok in neighboring thailand and the standard nationals going to release their findings a long term finding long term research of the situation for the regions in rakhine state looking at the root causes of the overall oppression over him obviously that ties into directly what's happened over the last couple of months but there's study they say is documented over two years so that's going to be coming out in the next
hour they're holding a press conference in bangkok in neighboring thailand ok scott hyland live for us and scott thank you the head of the largest saudi backed syrian opposition group has resigned after nearly two years riad who was appointed leader of the hyde negotiations committee in december two thousand and fifteen hate his spokesperson and several other officials have stepped down ahead of an opposition conference in saudi arabia and a new round of u.n. sponsored talks and geneva a statement from the job did not say why he was quitting the agency is the main anti-government umbrella bloc which includes political and armed groups jonathan crystal is a fellow at the world policy institute and middle east expert he says unity among the opposition committee is important it may be and possible for any new leader to achieve. i think that there are two possible reasons you know one is it's a quite a thankless job i think that he's had over the last couple of years he is acting as
an umbrella group for a very wide range of organizations that really have competing goals competing interests don't necessarily work with each other some of them show up sometimes and not other times and it's in some ways it's a bit of a p.r. sort of position it plays well to the a western audience it plays well to the other powers in the region to make it seem like they're someone speaking for all of these groups when in reality they don't so i think that there's a certain frustration that anyone would have in that circumstance now the timing comes not only before these meetings but it also is time to around a lot of a flurry of activity from saudi arabia in the region and so you know it is too early to know for sure what is going on but you know it could be that the saudis had a particular replacement in mind it could be that he was frustrated that things were
going nowhere and didn't want to go through a sort of farcical display at these meetings but i think we'll find out in the days to come i imagine. there are process and al bayda had joined the list of the many cities that are now without clean water two point five million people live in the five cities for a shortage of fuel caused by the saudi led blockade has called pumping stations to shut down so many ports have reopened to allow in desperately needed food and they critics say it's just not enough mohammed champagne reports. in yemen where a humanitarian catastrophe continues unabated anger rises as supplies window. we have many people with kidney failure and cancer and many other diseases but there is no treatment where can we go. hundreds took to the streets in the city of her date on sunday demanding the saudi led coalition reopen air and sea ports to
allow the unimpeded flow of much needed aid. in one of her they does hospitals where medical supplies are running dangerously low a baby diagnosed with cholera is seriously ill. yemen which is on the verge of famine is also suffering from the worst cholera outbreak ever recorded nine hundred thousand suspected cases of the disease have been recorded since april was this fact of how hospitals need anaesthetic materials surgically switches and surgical to medicines and many other things yes and all these things enter through these ports if they are closed these materials decrease. the u.n. is growing increasingly concerned that there is a point it becomes a second tipping point where those seven million people who are living in lines including four hundred children under the age of five who are those skilled to which is that you see on t.v. those people are living in a similar existence and if we interrupt their very fragile supply. then those
people are getting closer and closer to getting into the. representatives of the un's office for coordinate. humanitarian affairs in yemen are eager to travel to saudi arabia to discuss the issues face to face with saudi leaders but can't we really have to send teams to be able to discuss the procedures. or and so we started it but it will be with. us and saying something. in addition to the humanitarian concerns a new report from the s.a.m. organization a geneva based rights watchdog says that at least seven hundred sixteen cases of rights violations were committed against civilians in yemen last month. the alleged violations included extra judicial killings physical assault arbitrary detention forced displacement torture and violations of press freedom. more than five hundred
were attributed to iranian backed who the rebels who are currently in control of the capital sanaa while the saudi led coalition was deemed responsible for at least one hundred violations says the watch dog back in her data a vital port remains closed as yemenis grow ever more desperate for help mohammed in july does either. the qatari foreign minister has wrapped up his u.s. diplomatic trip with the kay meeting in washington d.c. mohamed. described the blockade against qatar as an aggressive power play and expressed his concern that the region could be headed towards more and stability i was here a state department correspondent also in jordan reports. warm greetings at the u.s. state department on monday for foreign minister. or ministroke on a. day far here in britain. all. three. leaders think. at the top of the list the saudi led political and economic blockade
of gaza now in its sixth month earlier on monday. told an audience the blockade is affecting his country's ability to sell its oil and natural gas overseas but also said the bigger problem is this by launching the blockade the saudis them rocky's the behind and the egyptians have made the middle east more unstable region and. i think that responsibly taking political gamble with the lives of other nations citizens with no exit strategy the cutaways argument is simple the blockade simply isn't the result of a spat between them and the saudis and the u.s. should be worried but it's not clear whether this new argument will be enough to spur washington to put more pressure on both sides to resolve the crisis. jordan al-jazeera at the state department. the us department of justice is attempting to
block an eighty five billion dollar deal between mobile service provider eighteen t. and time warner the host agreement would merge content from the broadcaster with delivery networks the government says the deal would mean higher fees for both rival services and customers eighteen t. says it will fight to move to block the merger they are navy says a new sound attacked in the search for that missing submarine did not come from the vessel the noise was picked up by two ships involved in the search meanwhile naval officials have confirmed that the air a san juan reported a technical fault believed to be battery related before it went missing there's been no contact with the crew since wednesday there are forty four crew members on board including argentina's first female submarine or.
so your top stories on al-jazeera and donald trump has designated north korea state sponsor of terrorism the us president has also promised more sanctions against pyongyang both japan and south korea welcome the move saying it will help denuclearized the north at such a state rex tillerson says washington has not given up on resolving the nuclear crisis through diplomacy today the united states is designating north korea as a state sponsor of terrorists should happened a long time ago should happen years ago in addition to threatening the world by nuclear devastation north korea has repeatedly supported acts of international terrorism including assassinations on foreign soil. but trump the ministration is also planning to scrap a temporary residency program that allows haitians to live and work in the united states sixty thousand haitians survived in the arrived rather in the wake of the two thousand and ten earthquake that devastated their homeland they're now facing
deportation the white house says conditions in haiti have improved enough for them to return home asian and e.u. foreign ministers are calling for the safe return of the hens or refugees who have fled to bangladesh for me and mar the joint statement was made at the thirteenth asia europe meeting which began on monday and me and maurice capital naypyidaw this summit is attended by bangladesh as foreign minister who is the highest bangladeshi official to visit since the latest range of crisis in more security forces are being accused of violently forcing out hundreds of thousands over a hedge of muslims since august zimbabwe's president robert mugabe has begun talks with former vice president emerson in managua who he fired two weeks ago meanwhile mugabe's party has started impeachment proceedings against him that move comes after mugabe ignored his party's deadline to resign kenya's opposition says president or her kenyatta as election victory is illegitimate despite the supreme court upholding the results of last month's disputed vote the repeat election in
october had been ordered by the supreme court after it concluded there were irregularities at an earlier vote in august when opposition boycotted the poll rerun which president can ya know won with ninety eight percent of the vote those are the headlines the news continues right here on al-jazeera after witness keep it or. on counting the cost venezuela in default as the oil rich country fails to pay its dead look at what a messy financial unraveling could mean for starving people lebanon's economy is getting squeezed plus why zimbabweans are buying bitcoins counting the cost at this time on al-jazeera.