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the end of an era. president robert mugabe resigns after thirty seven years in power. and while they are live from my headquarters in doha with me and of the parana also ahead lebanese prime minister turns to beirut more than two weeks after announcing his resignation and. at least fifty people were killed in a suicide attack at a mosque in northeastern nigeria. and u.s. president donald trump talks up his phone conversation with his russian counterpart are both agreeing there is no military solution to syria's conflict.
we begin with the resignation of zimbabwe's president robert mugabe who stepped down after thirty seven years and power well the new spark scenes of jubilation around the country with thousands of people pouring into the streets. of reports from harare. jubilation on the streets of harare across the country that robert mugabe rule for thirty seven years while. maybe even days. news demagogy was stepping down came as both houses of parliament sat in an extraordinary session to debate the president's impeachment the speaker suspended the session and told m.p.'s that he'd received a letter. was . that he was resigning with the media's effect voluntarily in order to facilitate a smooth transfer of power. to the crowds outside those who was many thought they'd
never have ever since i was born i have never seen this day i'm so for thirty seven years we have been out. there when. you went to. bury. your mugabe's departure comes an emotional week after the military first took to the streets intervening in party politics over his succession it likely means that this man. will become zimbabwe's interim leader i had of elections in. the exuberant now some of. this it has been proven by. people simply. what. we've only been one little. and politicians like for
a new fight to hold we have supported him and i got to trouble him a couple through these demonstrations and. that was to play the game fairly if it is not well to play the game fairly we will take him on you also we are sick and tired of the sun look here soon. i had for decades been a faithful mugabe lieutenant described as a president close to the army and nicknamed the crocodile if you would describe him as a democrat. many a right to wonder with the era to be much different from the past on this night and for now though. no one knows what's going to happen next it's a new dawn for the country for a people who have only known one leader since the one nine hundred eighty.
paul brennan takes a look out the life and career of the veterans and bob when linda there will never be. there will always be. in control that was two thousand and seven. ten years later when the people let their views be known opiate encouraged by zimbabwe's military robert mugabe ignored them and then surprise them when he didn't announce his resignation in a widely predicted t.v. address. and. after thirty seven years in control mcgarvie found it hard to let go he's made a career by deftly up a new potential rivals. one of the first to be sidelined was joshua como a fellow liberation fighter and comer was leader of the zap to party with gabi
merge them with his zanu p.f. party their alliance was uneasy i don't cum i was relegated to the figurehead role of vice president. at the turn of the century the gobby started seizing farms owned by whites to a peace supporters angry at the slow pace of land reform the economy shrank by a third unemployment soared about eighty percent. out of this economic turmoil another rival emerged we must excuse it. sounding defeat morgan chander i formed the movement for democratic change it became popular enough to risk defeating mugabe in a presidential election runoff in two thousand and eight. i was beaten up frequently arrested and intimidated dozens of his supporters were killed allegedly by zanu p.f. thugs and the m.d.c. leader withdrew from the election worried about the stability of its neighbor south
africa forced both men into a coalition or i became prime minister but mcgarvie retain control of the police army and secret service and with that the real power of god he won the election four years ago by a landslide supporters said voter registration lists were manipulated critics said mccarthy was just as ruthless at dealing with rivals in his own party war veteran and vice president joyce maturity was fired in two thousand and fourteen accused of corruption and plotting to assassinate the gobby this time a gabby's wife great seen as instrumental in engineering mature its downfall it was the clearest signal yet the mcgarvie was now not only protecting his own position but also laying the path for his wife to succeed him the sacking of emerson made that obvious the vice president nicknamed the crocodile had been in pole position to succeed mugabe firing him cleared the way for his wife. but this time the ninety three year old president had gone too far when
a god is close to the military leadership and they stepped in after thirty seven years robert mugabe's days of exercising unchallenged power well over. let's move on to other news now to lebanon and the return of prominence to sob d.d. he's arrived in beirut two weeks after announcing his shock was a question from saudi arabia and he is expected to attend lebanon's independence day celebrations on wednesday president michel aoun has refused to accept his resignation believing he was acting under duress and previously said what he did was being detained by saudi authorities that he has denied the accusations saying the halters sent this update from beirut. several have a day back in beirut for the first time really since has been resignation on november for sudden resignation which was delivered in a televised address from the saudi capital riyadh it raised a lot of question
a resignation that it might take a crisis two weeks really of a lot of uncertainty not just surrounding his resignation but about his circumstances while in taba arabia many in lebanon believe that in one way or another had really was being held off really now back in beirut definitely like i mentioned those mysterious circumstances there was a diplomatic turmoil over his fate but the. crisis is still there. really is not immune to political crises or political instability and. people were worried because you found it really at the center of a worsening revival really between saudi arabia and the one. nation was in saudi arabia move against hezbollah hezbollah being an ally of iran a lot being a member of. government they wanted to curb the ones.
who move let's say backfired because the lebanese came together from across the political divide. the fact that the prime minister. was practically a hostage that is the feeling here of course saudi arabia denied this. but the country came together but how long will this unity last because the differences are still there and the question remains. just on his resignation or is he going to withdraw it we understand is that the president is going to try to dissuade him from resigning. to try to find a way. out of a compromise. he will withdraw his resignation. as a policy analyst at the arab center washington d.c. you have a culturally basically who despite all the international intervention in it at
least she was also a problem and stood they stood by each other in that sense they said to the players that we don't want to call for additional at this point the we have a stability we have other big plans and why and that's a bit of maturity for liberals this thousand and five when the syrian left liberal basically was struggling to to basically have a decision making process who going to be influential. the bullies were learning how to govern themselves. it was already a moment of what you did the and how they dealt with this and nobody is excluded from that except a few politicians who had their own interest which is an expected but now we have to see has to say get out of iraq the saudis are asking no we have to have more demands from yemen as well also say in the government the saudis are saying. should be out of the government so a lot there's lot of complication there should be
a compromise at some point led by the french and by egyptians to focus maybe on the election postpone any big problems have a neutral government with no trying to take stands between iran and saudi arabia and try to basically overcome the crisis that was partly you know more external than internal it was not basically produced by the system at least fifty people have been killed a suicide bomb attack at a mosque in nigeria the attack took place during morning prayers in the town of movie in the northeastern state sponsibility but police say the bombing the hallmarks of. nigeria's president mohammed of a hearty call the attack very cruel and pledged to secure the state interest has the latest from the capital of the. the attack came was washable as were gathering for early morning prayers movie has been relatively calm since its occupation by boko haram and later they were chased after one month stay in the city so the city
itself is not far away from the boundary with borders to the epicenter of boko haram insurgency we've seen in the last few weeks or so how book what are the fighters from the forest the senate the supporters have invaded communities like medically like. the headquarters of medical and have killed a lot of people they attempted in the last one week particularly to retake the time but what repelled by the military so a lot of people still believe that fighters belonging to boko haram although the group has not claimed responsibility have infiltrated communities that are more far away from the boundary with but no state so we probably will see the rise in the number of the people who died or who will die because of the severity of injuries the sustained in the early morning such attack the security services say they're stepping up their operations in the north east of the country to come things down and to finally defeat boko haram but over the last few months we've seen how
bookworm has adapted and continuing to target soft targets in the northeast of nigeria still ahead on the policy urgency and the search for. time from the rain from moving. from dusk the sunset this is proving savannah. to sunrise the top of the triplets. and i guess there's still plenty of fine dry weather to be found across the southeast in parts of china you see the winds that they're feeding down from the north so it's all shanghai as the maximum just getting to around thirteen degrees but so most of us seeing plenty of dry weather the west so weather is away to the south you can see it here over vietnam very very heavy rain and that's going to stick around as we head through the day on thursday safest some of us in vietnam they could well be more in the way of flooding over the next day or
so i mean further north you can see we've also got some showers that are beginning to develop in the northern parts of it now in the southern parts of china as well and this region well it will give us some fairly hefty downpours over the next few days and we could see some of that wintery as we head further towards the south you see plenty of showers here ira job and plenty of showers over parts of somalia as well and these two places a lot you see plenty more rain as we head through the next few days is a bit different across the philippines though here there will be some showers but generally they'll be of the light of variety and that we've plenty of sunshine in between them as well every towards india is just in the south we've got the showers really the us is still the case as we head through the next few days showers to force in sri lanka to the north of that though it's fine and drawing something hawks in new delhi at the moment where around twenty three degrees. there with sponsored by the time race. what began as a smooth extremist group in africa's most populous country we didn't intend to from
the government just. soon turned into a battle from the nigerian government title yet why. the tories for abducting two hundred schoolgirls the killing displacement of thousands of people al-jazeera the state origins of love you rise of iran at this time on al-jazeera. good to have you with us on these are all top stories zimbabwe's president robert mugabe has resigned as the country's leader after thirty seven years and power.
pouring into the streets. to resignation letter to parliament over. his. promise to solve her d.d. has arrived in beirut two weeks after announcing his resignation from saudi arabia lebanon's president previously said was being detained by saudi authorities but he has denied the accusations at least fifty people have been killed in the. nigeria the attack took place during morning prayers in the town in the northeastern state no one's claim responsibility but police say the bombing. of. syrian president bashar al asad has held talks with his russian counterpart vladimir putin in a surprise visit to russia on monday the meeting came ahead of a summit in sochi where putin will host the leaders of turkey and iran and a syrian opposition conference in saudi arabia roy chalons reports from moscow.
ahead of a crucial few days for syria he may putin put on a last minute show with political stage management a surprise visit by bashar assad to russia and a meeting with the military top brass who prevented his government from collapse the night and he knows and he told me today you are known talks of the thanks of the efforts of the russian army syria has been saved as a state much has been done to stabilize the situation i hope that in the very near future we will reach the final point in the fight against terrorism. the other committed lot of youth who 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. their meeting proceeds two events both beginning on wednesday and opposition conference organized by the saudis in riyadh and a summit in sochi where putin is due to greet presidents of turkey and rouhani of
iran. russia iran and turkey have forged what some would say is a curiously partnership they support different sides in syria and have different goals every couple of months for nearly a year now the three have co-sponsored talks with syria's government and opposition forces in the kazakh capital astana by posting this negotiation back to spearhead and them russia shows its growing influence in the region is that russia's back after the soviet collapse it shows that russia is not a powerful player probably as powerful and united states at least as we must want to present itself negotiations have resulted in four deescalation zones in syria though often violated and much criticized by the opposition zones are made achievement of the estimate talks russia turkey and iran say that fighting has reduced enough to now push ahead with a political settlement in geneva balancing their different priorities isn't easy
russia wants to. protect its regional interests turkey is still saying that. it is now primarily concerned with confronting the kurds and iran wants to finally crush all those saudi backed sunni rebel groups those disparate groups are facing pressure both on the battlefield and from their backers saudi arabia's opposition conference is an attempt to instill unity and perhaps some more flexibility before any geneva talks on monday one of the opposition's most anti acid voices quits riyadh head of the high negotiations committee said his decision was forced after six years of conflicts in the syrian war as foreign stakeholders appear to be looking for a way out and asaad is looking more secure than he has in years glory chalons al-jazeera moscow. well u.s. president donald trump and that in
a position agreed that there is no military solution to the conflict in syria and pledged to develop what they called an ultimate political solution the latest poke on the fall and fall and putin surprise meeting with the syrian president and sochi committee how could has more from washington d.c. the call between vladimir putin and donald trump comes on the heels of their very informal meetings along the sidelines of the apec economic summit in vietnam and while the two in this latest call did not discuss russian meddling in the twenty sixteen u.s. election they did talk syria with both leaders agreeing that the way to resolve the crisis is diplomatically. we had a great goal with president bush we're talking about syria very important we're talking about north korea we had a poll that lasted almost an hour and a half we just put out a release on the poll book which struck you very strongly about bringing peace to syria what donald trump did not answer however when asked by reporters is whether
it's his view that the future of syria includes bosher all asada remaining in power now this is a very stark contrast to donald trump's predecessor barack obama not only did obama come close to ordering air strikes on syria following a two thousand and thirteen chemical weapons attack but he also made very clear his view that there was no future for syria with bashar assad in power to germany now where the collapse of coalition government talks have left the country and political limbo all the major parties to pay to prefer to be in opposition while chancellor angela merkel said she isn't opposed to holding another election donna cane reports from berlin. her mandate is from the president not parliament and so for now angela merkel remains as chancellor in a chamber where she has no majority and where four parties now say they prefer opposition to government with her this is uncharted territory for modern germany
which was previously so used to stable coalitions. in mind so. we have a common responsibility for our country and we don't only have this responsibility for our country but for europe which needs a government that is capable of acting their reactions from abroad show that europe and other countries in the world awaiting for us our challenge is a big as much as we need strong neighbors our neighbors need to trust your partner at their site. one person whose role is very important right now is the occupant of this building. president frank miles roll is normally a figurehead for germans but if no realistic prospect of a coalition emerges he would have to call new elections and for now he says all parties must be ready to try at least to talk about forming a new government tuesday saw a succession of leaders come to meet him among them leaders of the green party who
had appeared ready to make serious compromises to enter government for her part angela merkel has said she believes coalition talks were not destined to fail but that she and her party will not shrink from another general election venue. if new elections are called a word to be called i should say then it wouldn't be what the vote is but then we would accept it and i do not fear anything to be honest and yet her party's performance in september's election was considerably worse than the polls had predicted and while publicly her colleagues support her as their leader some suspect she is nearer the end of her career than the start one analyst says if there were a new. elections there's no guarantee a similar ampas might not happen again we might end up in the very same situation and nothing has changed so polls from yesterday showed us there are no movement in the polls or parties there was not
a single party which gained more lost more than one percent three democrat leader christiane lynn helped broker a deal with angela merkel's party in his home state in the spring now he has scuppered a national deal with her in the autumn if new elections do come constitutional experts say it would not be before next april dominic kane al-jazeera berlin amnesty international has likened the treatment of at the hands of muslims to apartheid meanwhile european and asian foreign ministers have been discussing the range of crisis on the sidelines of a summit and scott hyde led is following developments from young god. it was a meeting planned before the recent crisis that sent more than six hundred thousand refugees from rakhine state here fleeing for their lives into bangladesh the crisis became the focus horn ministers and representatives from more than fifty european and asian nations gathered in me in march capital nato. as the leaders were
wrapping up their final day of the two day talks amnesty international unveiled a report on the plight of the ranger in myanmar. after two years of research digging into the roots of how the rich have lived in myanmar the human rights watchdog concluded it was apartheid like the author of the report told our jazeera the government's reasoning for the range of treatment is not only unjustified it's criminal in relation to the ongoing system of apartheid that we describe in our report i think the world is way too willing to buy into their restaurant presented by the young are authorities about the need to combat terrorism about the need to establish security and that's why they felt it was a very important moment to remind both him gun fire officials and their international counterparts that absolutely no considerations feed security or the need to combat terrorism can't justify the ongoing crimes against humanity to
justify the system of apartheid and back at the foreign ministers' meeting myanmar's leader aung sang suu kyi said that her government is working with bangladesh on an agreement a repatriation for those who fled over the last three months the bangladeshi foreign minister will stay on after the meeting in myanmar continuing with the negotiations repatriations working toward a memo of understanding or demo you this is why we have going to be having byelection discussions to do for tomorrow and the day often and we hope that this will result in a more human side which is to enable us to start the safe and volunteer retention of older who's not going cross the border it won't be an easy process as many fled quickly as the violence escalated they won't have the documents to prove they lived in rakhine state many ribbons of villages were burned raising the question if they are repatriated what conditions will they face and what are the guarantees that violence won't flare get it's got harder al-jazeera the am gone. a u.s.
aircraft searching for a missing arjan time submarine has spotted white flares over the southern atlantic but the argentine navy says they're unlikely to be from the vessel forty four crew members are on board the area which went missing last week more than a dozen international vessels have joined the search for rough seas and strong winds have made rescue efforts difficult conditions are expected to improve over the coming days now a court hearing is underway in london to decide whether legal action over a huge oil spill in nigeria should be heard and britain or nigeria shell once the case heard in nigeria and that's a stance strongly opposed by the communities which suffered from the pollution and the barber reports most of the gully in the niger delta is now a wasteland nothing much grows on the farms and what does is to toxic to eat the
series of oil spills and leaks have killed off the fish population which used to provide a living for many people and the king of a gully says his community is paying a high price for welcoming multinational oil companies here decades ago well given . to them we've got in the u.k. in my people. my mind you destroy the eco and the poor system over people for life and then you go to courts. a year ago the all garley in the smaller community took royal dutch shell to court in london where it has its headquarters there seeking compensation and action to clean up the damage arguing nigerian courts are too slow and often corrupt but judges ruled the case should be heard in the nigerian justice system the company also insists recent problems were caused by pipelines being sabotaged on tuesday it told al-jazeera the judge correctly decided that the
holding company royal dutch shell had no legal responsibility for harm to the communities in the niger delta caused by criminal interference in nigeria with the operations of a joint venture in which the nigerian government owns a majority interest nigeria has a well developed justice system that is capable of dealing with these claims. you know you can smell benzene the minute you turn on the tap the united nations investigation found high levels of contamination in underground water reserves that people here use for drinking and washing. because. we're having. these communities continue to live which absent from the levels of pollution which anywhere else in the world would have been dealt with years ago toiling on except shell makes billions to nigeria each year and these these communities in the state of absolute devastation it's going to lawyers for the nigerian claimants who will be referring to previous legal victories in twenty fifteen
a coach in the netherlands ruled that the company was legally responsible for its nigerian subsidiary the firm also agreed to pay tens of millions of dollars to another community the boat in and out of court settlement now people like the fisherman say legal action is their only hope and they'll keep pushing for justice in. london. and. the headlines on. zimbabwe's president robert mugabe has resigned of the country after thirty seven. around the country with thousands pouring into the strain. ever since i was born i have never see this day i'm so what that is yes we have been we are here but you know november seventh. we want to be
a one man. was he was giving those people to the best to put him in the world so here we have the means. to let people. get to. know what. in other news lebanon's prime minister has arrived in beirut to announce and has shot resignation the arabiya lebanon's president previously said he was being detained by saudi authorities. at least fifty people have been killed in a suicide bomb attack at a mosque in nigeria the attack took place during morning prayers in the town of movie in the northeast an item on the state. police say the bombing bears the hallmarks of the armed group. a u.s. aircraft searching for a missing submarine has spotted white flares over the south of atlanta but the
argentine navy says it's unlikely to be from the vessel a vigil was held for the forty four crew forty four crew members on board the pond which went missing last week u.s. president donald trump and that it may putin have apparently agree that there is no military solution to the conflict in syria they spoke on the phone following putin's surprise meeting with the syrian president and sochi and sad story is up next. as the war in syria really almost over syria's president visits russia thank you as allies for the sacrifices they say victory is close and a political solution how likely is that with the badly divided opposition i'm.