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as zimbabwe's parliament prepares to impeach the president the influential war veterans put robert mugabe on notice. welcome to our jazeera live from doha i'm martin that is also coming up syrian president assad makes a flying visit to russia thanking vladimir putin for in his words saving his country. meum our is accused of subjecting its rahane jet to what's described as a vicious system of a party. war crimes in afghanistan the international criminal court wants to investigate alleged crimes which could involve the u.s. military.
now the man expected to replace robert mugabe as zimbabwean president has reportedly spoken out for the first time since the military takeover a week ago amazon men and gaga has said in a statement that president mugabe should resign immediately and one of gaga has been a long time ally of robert mugabe and was his deputy before he was fired earlier this month the president now faces impeachment by parliament the motion is due to be presented by the rulings on the p.f. party in around an hour from now meanwhile the leader of south africa zambia and tanzania are meeting in angola to talk about the crisis in zimbabwe. the powerful war veterans association has applauded the efforts to impeach president mugabe we want that that unity between the two but the political parties walls so that the point that usual prose is huge may be well to middling good they can be executive with speed so that he leaves office but we is the people is what we do
all that is we are not waiting for the constitutional processes we are said to get this know the calls he would tell his calling. for let him know now from our correspondent how removed tosser who is in harare. is that mr circulating early this morning saying that it was imminent out what is not coming back to the country and is afraid for his life he hasn't been seen in public since he left the country more than two weeks ago and the bobbins are confused they said that in the past last week some information they've been hearing has turned out to be wrong and some say the only reliable source of information for them right now is the army and that's what the army is telling them today they saying that the president president mugabe and imma some in and out were all going to bury the hatchet they say that image of another will come back to the country soon that's what the army has been telling zimbabweans as above is all confused but remember he
has not yet been seen in public palmach will start at twelve g m t across the road from where i am what's important to watch is how united how we need united all the parliamentarian's in pushing crist in the lobby out zanu p.f. has been saying that they planned to implement this this motion m.d.c. all of the meeting right now the opposition they say bill so want to impeach the president. all right now let's find out a little bit more about how this is all playing out in the region we can go live to tanya paige our correspondent who's in johannesburg and of course tanya south africa is currently the president of the subject that's a southern african development community and as such jacob zuma has gone to angola for this special meeting to discuss zimbabwe yes exactly and although our south africa is currently chairing sadeq the meeting is being held in angola is capital the wonder because angola is the current chair of the committee on peace and
security so some here have stated their other foreign ministers from across the region obviously everyone extremely concerned about events unfolding in zimbabwe but because they are quite complex and still really the situation is a little unclear it's unclear exactly what they said eric leaders will be responding to by the end of the day if we don't have a very clear picture from zimbabwe by there then i think the most we can probably expect is sort of a reiteration of the stance taken so far we saw our south african president jacob zuma come out on the very day that these events started and saying that they would want to see a negotiated settlement an amicable settlement one that abided and respected zimbabwe's constitution and one in which the defense force maintained the rule of law they aren't going to go as far as the war veterans have been asking them to and calling for president mugabe is removal from office that i don't think is very
likely to happen at all because sachs normally pretty cautious that of course would be overreaching in terms of sovereignty as well you're right i mean sadik normally a very very quiet when it comes to the issue of zimbabwe except for one of course in calmer botswana i mean he regularly speaks out and says that robert mugabe should go even before this particular crisis. yes absolutely he's really the only one across this region who sticks his head above the pope or to in that manner and his call quite recently for president robert mugabe to go he was the only one in zimbabwe as last election which said that it was not a credible vote while the rest of sadek and the way you supported those electoral results and this was something we saw coming through pretty strongly i think i'm those extraordinary scenes from harare on saturday when hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets calling for president mugabe to step down we did see i did spot some signs in that march people saying stay out and we've been speaking to
many zimbabweans here in south africa because there's a large diaspora population here and they mirror those concerns they are basically saying that looks at acas entire at times turned a blind eye and may have taken steps in supporting elections they say may have been questionable which effectively led to the extension of president mugabe's presidency tanya page live in johannesburg thank you. well syria's president assad has held talks with russia's leader vladimir putin in sochi the pair spoke in the black sea resort city on monday the kremlin says mr putin told president assad that the fight against armed groups in syria is close to ending he said once it's over finding a peaceful political settlement will be the key is seen. as my feeling about president assad knows and he told me during my talks that thanks to the efforts of the
russian army syria is saved as a state much has been done to stabilize the situation in syria and i hope in the near future we will put a final stop to fighting terrorism in syria publicly for the coming we just had a meeting with president vladimir putin and i passed greetings and gratitude to him and to the people of russia for the efforts which russia put in saving our country i particularly emphasized the role of the russian armed forces and the sacrifices you have made to reach this goal thanks to your efforts and the efforts of our allies many syrians could return to their homes and i would like to express gratitude to you for what you have done on behalf of all the syrian people now lebanon's army chief has called for readiness from troops on the southern border with israel he said it's a day ahead of prime minister saad hariri is expected return to beirut after a two week absence he's basically been in saudi arabia where he's suddenly announced his resignation then the holder has more from beirut. the army statement ahead of independence day lebanon is in a state of war with israel and that's why the army chief calling on the troops to
remain vigilant to face the possibility of any israeli threats but in that statement the army chief mentions the extraordinary political situation in the country and it is extraordinary the prime minister suddenly resigned two weeks ago while he was in the saudi capital he stayed there for two weeks and mysterious circumstances with some in lebanon suggesting that he was being held hostage so the army calling on the troops to make sure that or to prevent anyone to try to exploit this political instability lebanon is not immune to political crisis nor is it immune to security incidents as a result of the political crisis now the prime minister saddle halley is expected to attend independence day celebrations on wednesday it is still not clear whether or not he will submit his resignation on wednesday or on thursday and it's still not clear if if there is there some sort of compromise can be reached but undoubtedly there is fear that if there is no consensus or an agreement there could be a prolonged political paralysis and that would leave the possibility of security incidents
in lebanon and we got some breaking news coming from nigeria within the last hour or so we've been hearing about a suicide bomb attack in which at least twenty people have been killed it's happened in movie that's in adam our estate in the northeast of nigeria according to police it was a teenage suicide bomber who targeted a mosque as people who are arriving for their morning prayers as yet nobody has claimed responsibility but this is a part of the country in which. carries out regular attacks. germany's president is holding talks with party leaders after talks to form a new coalition government collapsed president trunk valda steinmeier who holds the power to call for new elections one political leaders to rethink their positions is it on monday that he wasn't in favor of a snap election three way talks involving chancellor merkel's christian democrats the greens and the free democratic party broke down on sunday night judges at the
top flipping quarter here in petitions filed against the government's crackdown on drug dealers relatives of victims are challenging the constitutionality of president attorneys campaign that led to thousands of deaths if the government fails to prove its case president eternity could be found guilty of not following due process jimmy allen doogan has more from the supreme court in manila human rights lawyers appealed before the justices here in the supreme court requesting for immediate protection from families who have filed cases against police officers in one community here in downtown mandela in their presentations they have also reiterated the fact that the terror to so-called war on drugs is unconstitutional because it violates the bill of rights they say the war on drugs there is not only killed the poor but it also kills the country's justice system they have also told basically justices of the supreme court that the number that the police have been
releasing the more than three thousand people killed in supposedly legitimate police operations are much lower than it is believed to be it doesn't include the more than six thousand people believed to have been killed by vigilante groups linked to police. well we have a very clear in. the war of drugs. for the board this. way way back where is the threat that there's no threat to their lives over the last few months the government has been facing immense pressure not just domestically but internationally from international rights groups and governments calling on the there to just stop his so-called war on drugs and despite his popularity it's been proven that the terror to is not immune from all of these criticisms his popularity has gone down based on local service over the last few months and he himself admits
that more than forty percent of the philippine police are corrupt and this is why last month he has ordered that all units involved in investigations in drug operations within the police be dismantled and he has transferred drug operations in fact from than of the police to the philippine drugs in forcemeat agency but it remains to be seen whether this supreme court hearing will change anything remember that there is still a complaint filed before the international criminal court and this has so far not changed the dynamics on the ground here what many years see though is the hope that if the supreme court actually approves the petition of these human rights lawyers and the families that they represent that it will hopefully pave the way for perhaps a case strong enough against the president for a feature meant in congress in the coming months. still to come here at al-jazeera america's asian allies while come president trumps me to put north korea back on
a terrorism blackening. days after a major oil spill the cave pipeline gets approval to rig through another usa. and i would has been pretty cold in japan recently that might be about to ease a little bit of a satellite actually picks up the cold gray is cold ground from enough because that's how it measures cloud and it's still showing that along with some cloud over the north of honshu and her car there but temperature wise given the wind direction more of a southerly drift lifting temp has to double figures just out of the singles in most places supposed to only at seven you'll notice but this green is right and this is not snow snows confined very obviously to bits of siberia northeast of of china tension sapporo rises hangs around the six or seven mark which is just about
snow level high ground there in her car you'll see more snow otherwise the rain will have gone through and we're fourteen in tokyo we're in the beautiful sunshine there behind it minus two very foster in the sunshine a bit of a breeze keeps the reason the good in beijing at about plus six degrees now the wind has been trying to work done through china and shanghai settled at fourteen for a maximum now with the air normally down towards hong kong so a drop in humidity dust still turn back in this cloud will build to something i think as the ground rises in the western side of china some snow seems like it should do still hanging on to fourteen degrees and shanghai twelve in the sunshine . what began as a small extremist group in africa's most populous country we learned that that was invented from the government to just shoot soon turned into
a battlefront jury and government tried that yet why. the tours for abducting two hundred schoolgirls the killing and displacement of thousands of people al-jazeera investigates the origin bloody rise of iraq at this time on al-jazeera. let's take a look at the top stories here it out there of the man considered most likely to replace robert mugabe in zimbabwe and president has reportedly fake it out for the first time since the military takeover and isn't one and god said in a statement that president mugabe should resign immediately. syria's president
bashar al assad has held talks with russia's leader vladimir putin in sochi the allies in syria's six year war met in the black sea city on monday according to the kremlin president putin told us that the fight against armed groups in syria is close to ending. a suicide bomber has killed at least twenty people in movie in nigeria's northeastern adam our state police say it was a teenage bomber who targeted a mosque as people were arriving for morning prayers. ok we can go live now to our correspondent who's in the nigerian capital abuja ahmed address the sad thing is that the death toll in this mosque attack seems to be rising rapidly. absolutely it was it was a good day restating the attack on the mosque as people were gathering for prayer and mourning in movie remember movies not far away from the boundary with some
decent the boundary with blood in the state at the epicenter of the book so you see over the last seven or eight years my degree by the way was attacked just a few days ago probably a week ago and there are a lot of people who still believe that some of the fighters from some visible fighters from some business may have escaped and invaded all intreated communities not trying to away from the boundary with but in a state so that's exactly where it happened and the number of wounded also were so high that we probably will see more and more people succumbing to their wounds or injuries sustained during the early morning attack. alive in the nigerian capital abuja thank you. president trampas put north korea back on the u.s. list the state sponsors of terrorism the designation by the u.s. president allows more sanctions to be imposed bought the secretary of state rex tillerson says he hasn't given up on resolving the nuclear missile crisis through
diplomacy she have or tons of reports from washington. president trumps of the designation of north korea as a sponsor of terrorism was long overdue should've happened a long time 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 argue that 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 at i'm a lazy an airport and the treatment of american student who died of his injuries after being released from north korean custody neither represents terrorism they argued nonetheless more sanctions will now be announced by the treasury department there it's 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 been implementing. 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 average hansie al-jazeera washington the prosecutor of the international criminal court has requested authorized sation from its judges to open an investigation into alleged war crimes since the u.s. led invasion of afghanistan such a visit to says there is a reasonable basis to believe that members u.s. of the. s. armed forces and the cia carried out war crimes in afghanistan particularly during two thousand and three in two thousand and four the taliban its ally the haqqani network and the afghan national security forces are also included in the proposed investigation the united states is not a member state of the court part of afghanistan is there for american citizens can be charged for crimes committed in countries that all members of the u.s. state department says an investigation into possible u.s.
war crimes would be wholly unwarranted and unjustified well michael semple is a visiting research professor at queen's university belfast and he's a former deputy e.u. special representative to afghanistan he says it's hard to get to the truth in afghanistan. the reality is that in all the long lead up to this announcement the i.c.c. has not even been able to deploy a team on the ground in afghanistan to conduct a survey and country assessment and i think that it's very unlikely that we're going to see. finalising of investigations or things going to trial because there is a long list of obstacles that they would have to clear all along the way so they yes they have they've made the request they are able to speak to the you know these allegations of war crimes but afghanistan is a very difficult country to operate in in there and this will announcements that the i.c.c.
has said that for crimes by people working for the us they're talking about the period two thousand and three to two thousand and four already well over well over a decade ago so without the cooperation of u.s. government without the without the i.c.c. teams yet having overcome the their security hang ups to get to afghanistan it seems very difficult difficult for them to put to put together the case how are they going to get the evidence i mean mass treatment of its people has been likened to a party aide in a report by amnesty international the organization spent two years investigating the cause of the current crisis which is false hundreds of thousands of refugees across the border into bangladesh now the report says mia maher has been circular gating range of people in an open air prison by confining them to their villages and as that me and moral authority is guilty of being openly racist towards they
were injured and says rakhine state her military crackdown has been going on is a crime scene ranger living in me i'm also denied citizenship on the basis of their ethnicity many of them are deleted from official records making it almost impossible for those who fled violent in the country to go back home well anna neistat is amnesty international senior director for research she told us what now needs to be done. in relation to the ongoing system of our party that we describe in our report i think the world is way too willing to buy into the restoration presented by the young mara thirty's about the need to combat terrorism about the need to establish security and that's why we felt it was a very important moment to remind both in myanmar officials and their international counterparts that absolutely no considerations be it security or the need to
convert terrorism can justify the ongoing crimes against humanity to justify the system of apartheid. tens of thousands of haitian immigrants are facing deportation from the united states most of them were allowed in after the twenty ten earthquake which destroyed much of haiti but their status was only temporary and the trumpet ministrations says conditions on the island have improved sufficiently for residents to go back home and it gallagher reports from little haiti in miami. when haiti was hit by a devastating earthquake in two thousand and ten thousands left for the u.s. some 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 as a library subpoenas to legally live and work in the united states to deport them to at least where you know they will not be seen in the case of eighty eight doesn'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 thirty 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 a lot of music you don't know really 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 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 would not. want to go ahead. i don't have it plays both day and i made by him 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've now lost their status face the prospect of being sent back to countries they no longer think of as home and they get like roger zero little eighty miami. well u.s. regulators have approved the trans canada company's plan to reduce the case stand at fell pipeline through the state of nebraska the decision comes despite a recent may just spill on the company's existing pipeline but john hendren now reports. the state of nebraska says yes to canadian oil interests and no two
american environmentalist but we're sure they hear if there's. an unusual pairing of farmers and conservationists calls that decision dangerous and even go as far as we can test this from going through because it will threaten that drinking water of americans just four days earlier the existing keystone pipeline leak five thousand barrels of crude oil in rural south dakota regulators in the midwestern state of nebraska say more canadian oil can flow through the u.s. along the long delayed keystone x.l. pipeline extension however the planned route through the american heartland faces in all but certain court appeal opponents want the nebraska supreme court to block it there's years of litigation ahead of this project the local citizen never asked up some of them were quite conservative and probably voted for trump they are against this pipeline and we're going to be with them until the end president barack obama stopped the pipeline extension in two thousand and fifteen over concerns about carbon pollution president donald trump revived it just
a few months after taking office and we take one more step and putting the jobs wages and economic security of american citizens first. it's a familiar story in the american midwest the native american standing rock sioux nation has also waged an unsuccessful campaign to block another pipeline the dakota access as there those in nebraska plan to continue their fight but with the u.s. and canadian governments backing construction of what amounts to a superhighway of crude oil the odds appear to be against them john hendren al jazeera. the argentine navy says a new sound detected in the search for a missing submarine definitely didn't come from the vessel the noise was picked up by two ships involved in the search naval officials say the they are a sudden one reported a technical fault believed to be battery related before it went missing there's been no contact with the crew since wednesday and there are forty four people on
board. a gas pipe explosion in the u.s. has forced people from their homes in the middle of the night it took firefighters in the state of michigan two hours to bring it under control and not sure yet what calls it said father in no reports of any injuries or deaths. police in panama say they're close to breaking the record for seizures of illegal drugs two tons of cocaine were found near the border with colombia at the weekend commanders credit better coordination between various drug enforcement agencies seventy two tons of narcotics were confiscated in panama last year a lot more on that story and indeed the rest of the day's news as ever only al-jazeera website they can keep right up to date with the major stories of the day be tricky of course the zimbabwe situation which is still unresolved.
you know with al-jazeera these are our top story the man considered most likely to replace robert mugabe in zimbabwe and president has reportedly spoken out for the first time since the military takeover and as a man and gaga has said in a statement the president mugabe should resign immediately for zimbabwe this parliament is due to start the process of removing president mugabe from office and the powerful war veterans have warned m.p.'s not to stand in the way of impeachment or they risk being lynched by the people chris let's vanguard says anyone in discouraging president mugabe from stepping down will be held to account we want that unity between the two but the broader political body of war so that you quoted usual prose alludes may be the word to middling good they can be. so that he leaves office. but we as the people. we are not with the will because your
bruises we said you got this you know the call of the good child is called. a suicide bomber has killed at least twenty people in movie in nigeria's northeastern adam our state police say a teenage from a targeted a mosque as people were arriving for morning prayers so far no one's claimed responsibility the bottle of rum carries out regular attacks in this part of the country. that syria's president assad has held talks with russia's leader vladimir putin in sochi the past spoke in the black sea resort city on monday the kremlin says putin told assad the fight against armed groups in syria is close to ending. meanwhile the head of the largest saudi backed syrian opposition group has resigned riad his job had left the high in the guess ations committee since december twenty fifth. germany's president is holding talks with party leaders after talks to form
a new coalition government collapsed president franco valda steinmeyer wants political leaders to rethink their positions he said on monday that he wasn't in favor of a snap election three way talks involving chancellor merkel's christian democrats the greens in the free democratic party break down on sunday night and those are the headlines. who's in charge of zimbabwe and the embattled president robert mugabe is clinging to power and faces impeachment everyone but him seems to agree.