tv newsgrid Al Jazeera November 30, 2017 6:00pm-7:01pm +03
from studio fourteen here and out of their headquarters in. welcome to the news group be a war of words between washington and london continues british prime minister to resume a stands by her criticism of the u.s. president and she says she's fully focused on tackling extremism that was in response to a tweet by don't trump. all this back and forth began when making ben transfer his . tweets united states is calling for more sanctions in the complete isolation of north korea after another ballistic missile test at the latest. yet proving that it has the capability of reaching united states mainland and we. little interest in the what options are left protecting history united nations looks at ways to preserve heritage from war torn areas in the middle east from monuments to historic museum. and i'm leon harding police and pakistan are cracking down on thousands of taxi drivers no parking tickets or speeding fines here though they're being stopped
because the art on the side of their taxes is being called the moral will tell you why that's. the way the newsprint live on air in streaming online through facebook live in an al-jazeera dot com so british prime minister treason may is in a spat with u.s. president donald trump she told him that she is fully committed to fighting extremism may was responding to a trump tweet telling her to focus on destructive radical islamic terrorism back and forth began when make and then trying to read tweeting unverified video posted by. british far right group and the footage purportedly shows muslims committing hate crimes well his trumps response to may's condemnation there is a way he says don't focus on made focus on the destructive radical islamic terrorism that is taking place within the united kingdom we are doing fine let's
hear now from our correspondent on a b phillips. on a tour of the middle east forging a post breck's it role for britain in the world this is not what the prime minister wanted to be talking about the fact that we work together does not mean that we're afraid to say when we think the united states got it wrong and to be very clear with them and i'm very clear that retreating from britain first was the wrong thing to do. back home in london the government argues that britain's ties with america military cultural diplomatic make the special relationship and this will endure long after the current president has gone and the prime minister will always have regular calls with the president and she has been explicit in criticizing this tweet and i know that she will always make sure that she calls it out where she sees it and that is what she's done here. but a tweet from another minister who is
a muslim made it clear the president had hit a raw nerve. donald trump has upset a lot of people here in westminster in fearing he still invited to london on a state visit that would involve the queen in practice it's very hard to see that visit happening any time soon the president has provided a huge publicity boost to a fringe far right movement britain first which has never come remotely close to success in any form of election here in the u.k. . britain first wants to end immigration and ban islam in the u.k. and the fascist groups believe it has about one thousand members. it's deputy leader jade a friend whose tweets were retreated by the president is facing charges of using threatening and abusive language she's thanked the president for retreating her messages to his more than forty three million followers saying god bless you trump
god bless america well as we know it to our correspondent dan rivers is right here standing by live. this is caused a lot of outrage. that there are suggestions that people see the bigger picture. that's what the british government is saying yes and that's what they would like their own unhappy members of parliament and the opposition parties to bear in mind they're saying look this special relationship goes back seventy years it is so important for the security of our country home secretary speaking in parliament who you saw in my report saying she sees the importance of shared intelligence every day coming across her desk and she knows that it saves lives and she's asking people to bear that in mind that at the same time the british government of course is walking
a delicate line they don't want to appear unprincipled they are concerned about the cohesion of society here in the united kingdom and what to reason may was arguing in amman in jordan earlier today is that if she sees a threat to that cohesion be it from groups who say that they're acting in the name of islam or be it from groups who say that they're acting in the name of some far right ideology she will call them out consistently. british muslims are peaceful a law abiding people who have themselves been the subject of acts and the victims of acts of terror by the far right there are those who conduct acts of terror in the name of islam but it is not in the name of islam and as prime minister i am very clear about the priority that i give to dealing with the challenge of the threat of terrorism and that's the dealing with the threat of terrorism and
extremism from whatever source they can but i was wondering if ever a u.s. president has been so heartily condemned in british parliament before. i mean you know we keep on using this word unprecedented when it comes to donald trump's president see the tweets the diplomacy the lack of diplomacy that comes with it but this is extraordinary territory and it puts the british government in such an awkward situation don't forget the big picture terrorism a heading a minority government authority badly undermined by a disastrous election performance this year the problems of breck's it ahead and britain's position in the world in once it's parted ways with the european union that reliance on the partnership with the united states more important than ever and
a great deal of domestic criticism over the fact that terrorism may appeared even at the time to be so hasty so determined to be the first foreign leader to get into the white house in january once donald trump had taken over and that invitation that she gave then for a state visit for donald trump to come back here to london while a state visit as viewers will recall that is the highest accolade that britain can offer its full bells and whistles carriage and the queen dragged into it and all and the idea of donald trump coming to london you would have to assume with protests on the streets in that context is extremely embarrassing now for the prime minister obama has a lot of outrage online there's actually a hashtag going on right now. why brits don't want to trump so a lot of outrage going on there all right but we will leave it there for the moment we're going to continue with this we can speak to todd greene who's professor of religion at luther college and author of the fear of islam an introduction to
islamophobia in the west he's also a former state department advisor on islam a phobia in europe joining us live via skype. so the president says don't focus on me focus on destructive radical terrorism taking place in the u.k. in the president's mind it doesn't matter how the message gets across as long as it hits his target and in a sense he has a point because britain does have a problem doesn't it. well the problem that the president has of course is that she uses that phrase radical islamic terrorism and as a means of political expediency nothing happened yesterday that he was actually responding to in a similar to the incident that took place back in february at a political rally when he was complaining about something that happened that suites were stunned to find out that something had happened in their country and that nothing that so esau just simply was not particularly once again to put the phrase out there to tweet some extremist propaganda that is meant to draw some sort of
organic fleet between islam and violence and islam in terrorism so irrespective of what problems britain does or doesn't happen it comes to violent extremism that's not what yesterday's tweet was about and that's not what yesterday's roll with prime minister mate was about right but as i say we're going to a lot of comments especially facebook i'm done founded said stacy every day that he is still in office enough is enough of the problem because the thoughts of lots of people around the world and let me just bring up this this graphic is a graph which shows that five of the ten largest u.s. cities for a rise in hate crime in two thousand and sixteen this also this is the center for the study of hate and extremism a kind of what is that university twenty four percent in new york city fifteen percent of the fans and fifty percent in philadelphia hate crime to chicago or twenty percent two thousand and six thing do you see a correlation between those figures back in the united states and president trump rai's in two thousand and sixteen. absolutely every since president trump is came
onto the political scene in a significant way when he announced his presidency in two thousand. we have seen creeping up increasingly rise and not only anti-missile rhetoric but anti-missile crimes and there's definitely a correlation in the past two years according to f.b.i. day. anti-masonic crime is pretty much doubled in just in two years right and what's one the factors that we have to pay attention to that one as factors as donald trump by most measures islamophobia in the united states has been again getting worse and hate crimes is simply one of those metrics that we have to take this seriously and we have to take this tweet from yesterday from britain first as a continuation of a presidency and a man he's trying not only to incite anxiety and hatred for listeners but my interpretation that tweet yesterday that is just like violence against mr wright what i would say is we were talking about a spat between the u.s. president the british leader let's look at some figures now from the u.k.
government which demonstrate that there were more than eighty thousand hate crimes recorded by police in england and wales between the year between two thousand eight hundred two thousand and seventy and that is an increase of twenty nine percent compared to the previous year and nearly eighty percent of high crimes in two thousand and sixteen to two thousand and seven thing related to rights so don't trump giving oxygen to people like britain for us is not at all helpful to the british government to efforts to fight this that she's made it is a question now i just i would say that donald trump giving oxygen to groups like britain first who posted the videos in the first place is not helpful to the british government's efforts to fight hate crimes within the country. no that's absolutely right this is giving oxygen to the extremist groups in britain first it is only extreme of extremism to be quite honest there are even other extremist
groups that think britain for us is extreme so he has amplified a group that's so purpose is to sow division and hatred amounts the british people and maybe most europeans as a whole it comes to the place of muslim communities and in europe and in the west period so donald trump is definitely on the wrong side of history and this is what he's doing is frankly immoral and repugnant and deserves to be condemned in those strong and there's no uncertain terms and in fact when she was home secretary theresa may band a couple extremists and of some extremists from the united states from entering the u.k. speaking specifically of robert spencer and in ten million dollars so talking about an upcoming visit to the u.k. from president from he's engaged in very similar rhetoric that other extremists have engaged and up the written has banned from their country so it does raise interesting questions for britain i think in this particular political context means that there are cultural and political moment. about whether or not donald
trump really is a friend of britain and and therefore what kind of larger problems as well as for us britain relations are taught pretty straight that twittering speaking to us that thanks very much indeed is a couple of a couple more facebook comments before we move on to say he should focus on white gunman in it who are indeed terrorists in his country he should know his boundaries before promoting bigotry around the world and it's like the alternative view from jail who says this is on twitter at three that may have failed many things to be focused on and she is screaming about a retreat because the nazis in the media are right to slightly different point of view right that ok let's just to wrap this segment up we can bring up a page which will show the trump made a story of. it's in the news section of our website and if you go down that page you can see a section there there's a tab there that says islamophobia if you press on but you'll get everything all
the relevant stories that we've been covering on islamophobia twenty years of islamophobia in britain hate crimes rising united states how big islamophobia in poland lots of opinion pieces are so the united states is calling for more sanctions and the complete isolation of north korea after another ballistic missile test united nations security council has held an emergency meeting following its launch north korea says the test proves it has the capability to hit united states mainland if you know about reports from seoul. following the latest in a series of ballistic missile launches north korea says its rocket weaponry system development is complete and it's finally a nuclear state the day after firing what the north says is its most advanced intercontinental ballistic missile yet state t.v. showed leader kim jong un overseeing the night time test the u.s.
president again called kim little rocket men and added a new unflattering description. little rocket man rocket fuel for the american because. he is a sick puppy for the ninth time this year the united nations security council discussed yet another crisis centered on north korea this test is another confirmation that the north korean threat has changed dramatically in a few months both in scope and scale the threat us shifted from being regional to global. and from the u.s. ambassador a direct plea to china to exert greater economic pressure on its ally and neighbor we need china to do more president called chinese president xi this morning and told him that we have come to the point that china must cut off the oil from north korea that would be
a pivotal step in the world's effort to stop this international pariah but no such pledge from china instead it called again on the u.s. to explore a freeze for freeze scenario in which north korea would slow its missile program if the u.s. and south korea lowered their military posture on the peninsula this position supported by russia in the booklet with what we proposed a solution based along the principle of suspension for suspension which in visions of d.p. r. k. stopping missile tests while at the same time the u.s. and south korea decreasing the scale of their military exercises this in turn will pave the way for the principles of peaceful coexistence and peaceful discussions between washington and pyongyang. but this has been repeatedly and vehemently ruled out by the u.s. another round of joint exercises between the u.s. and south korean military forces are due to start here next week north korea has said the drills are
a rehearsal for war at the united nations america's ambassador has said the u.s. doesn't seek war but if it does start north korea's leaders would be in her words utterly destroyed kathy novak al jazeera song well tell you what here's a good way to get a grip on the career as a great explainer on al-jazeera dot com all you need to know explained in graphics which is what we like going back in history to the formation of north and south career in one hundred forty eight you can scroll down to learn about some key figures or look at some rather troubling infant mortality rates and more about the ballistic missile capability there is zero dot com of course now we want to know your thoughts right here on the news grid about all the stories that we're covering you can tweet us at a.j. english or facebook dot com slash a.j. newsgroup or indeed what's that plus nine seven four five zero one triple one four nine and of course a.j. news grid is the hash tag let's have a look at the multi view and we can see various things bernard smith is up there
he's going to be we're going to be talking to him in a room shortly the director general of unesco is speaking there but standing by in london sue turton with all international news. thank you nic the united nations humanitarian advisor for syria has a world powers to help arrange the evacuation of five hundred people including one hundred sixty seven children from a.b.c. damascus suburb jan egeland said humanitarian supplies are not being allowed to reach eastern huta nine children have died in the last few weeks waiting for the governments to allow them to be evacuated to hospitals just a forty five minute drive away rebel held eastern ghouta has been under siege since twenty thirteen and some four hundred thousand civilians are believed to be trapped . asked not being able to reach eastern ghouta for many months in most of the areas has now read to lead to an
undoubtedly catastrophic situation so the malnutrition now recorded and we haven't had that figures before it is nearly twelve percent acute malnutrition among children eleven point one percent acutely managed in istanbul to of the children that is. up from two point one percent in general so it's a five six fold increase in the cost of twenty seventy ladies in libya have agreed to the emergency evacuation of refugees and migrants facing abuse in detention camps the plan was drawn up at a joint e.u. african union summit in ivory coast libya's u.n. backed administration has joined the agreement but has only limited control over the territory where the migrants are being held it's not clear how the deal will be in force but most migrants are expected to be sent back to their home countries.
we took firm decisions on the immediate evacuation of refugees setting up a committee led by the african union's commission on human rights assisted by the european union pursuing smugglers of human beings and we consider this smuggling a crime against humanity also the various countries must put in place special forces to fight against smugglers of human beings. pope francis is demanding the international community takes decisive measures to resolve the cause of the mass exodus of revenge of muslims from myanmar arriving in bangladesh pope francis broke his silence over what the u.n. has called a textbook case of ethnic cleansing he also called on world governments to immediately provide assistance to the bangladeshi government but while his words were sharp he still didn't identify the revenger by name only referring to them as refugees from morocco and state. in recent
months the spirit of generosity and sort of parity which is a distinguishing mark of society has been seen most vividly in its humanitarian work into a massive influx of refugees from morocco and states providing them with temporary shelter and the basic necessities of life this is been done before it has also been done before the whole world. investigators in the netherlands are trying to find out how a convicted war criminal managed to smuggle poison into court to commit suicide slobodan praia drunk with poison seconds after hearing he'd lost his appeal against a twenty year prison sentence them to do a year old former commander of bosnian croat forces died in hospital judges at the war crimes court in the hague upheld his conviction for atrocities committed in the yugoslav wars in the one nine hundred ninety s. the bosnian croat have held candlelight vigils for probably yak many in bosnia still support him despite his war crimes sentence and have been protesting against
the verdict of croatian prime minister also condemned the war crimes tribunal for upholding the verdict against him. this is an event without a precedent especially for an international courtroom who has in his own way sent a message on what he thinks about as an addict which we also think is unfair. the emir of qatar has so received an invitation to attend next month's gulf cooperation council summit in kuwait there have been doubts about whether the meeting would go ahead because of the gulf crisis but q.a. confirmed it would the invitation came from the queue a.t.m. here we've been acting as a mediator after four g.c.c. countries cut ties with cattle and imposed a blockade on it in june the opec group of many of the world's major oil producers is meeting in austria to discuss extending their cuts in global production the fourteen member nations along with russia are poised to extend their cuts until the
end of twenty eighteen to finish clearing a worldwide lots of crude oil under the current deal they are cutting supply by about one point eight million barrels a day in an effort to boost oil prices but it's due to expire in march. that's it from me for this news grant now back to nick. so you thank you very much indeed we'll see you later as the big goes on there in london and we've got viewers watching us online in the netherlands malays are in somalia and elsewhere tweeting us and speaking to us on facebook too but now we go to italy where political leaders entrepreneurs and analysts are in rome to discuss issues in the mediterranean region the international med dialogues conference is hosted by the italian foreign ministry and the institute for international political studies on top of the gender is the steady flow of refugees and migrants from north africa who cross the mediterranean sea of course in the hopes of getting to europe and they have been recent reports that many are stuck in libya and are being sold in slave
markets it speaks well of course one of bennett's mithu standing by force in rome and of course but to this issue has been discussed time and time again over the years that we like to get any closer to a resolution in rome. well this is the third time they've had this conference a year they have this conference here in rome and this year boasting some eight hundred participants political leaders from fifty six various come in fifty six countries business leaders from those countries as well all sorts of topics being discussed a topic of interest to countries around the mediterranean and to countries that are interested in what happens around the mediterranean they're discussing security that discussing trade but they open today talking about migration and i'm joined by paolo magri from the international political studies institute being based here in rome paolo's a particular interest to your organization how much of a challenge does migration remain for italy particularly which takes most of these
migrants crossing the mat it only takes approximately seventy percent of the migrants arriving in europe right now this is the two thousand and seventeen data is that the climbing a little bit but it's still a challenge and it has a lot to do with libya of course is not only be a tunisia easily but he got again but libya is the main source and the situations there is so unstable yet that there is no prospect in the near future to get a solution of the problem now is helped libya's coast guard particularly reduce the flow of migrants coming to italy but as we've seen in recent weeks those migrants and out of end up stuck in libya some are sold in shocking images we've seen from slave markets how do you resolve the problem of migrants getting into libya nevermind crossing the mediterranean it's from further into africa isn't it that the original plan would leave. or. people or we had the united nations high commissioner for refugees that we should have stepped in to watch the situation on
the field but that was not possible for the security condition for the u.n. stuff so this is an issue it's a serious issue the human condition are orrible and as you mentioned the real issue is that people still go to libya to come to the europa and. the real issue we are addressing here is how to find a common strategy involving country of origin country of transit in country of distillation it's a very difficult task because migrants are used economically useful for many countries they send remittances and so you have country of origin which are interested in allowing my gun to go knocking stop the migrants they are a serious problem for transit countries which are not very happy to become even more stubby lies with hundreds of people in the country so we need development this is the key word so we need growth but it's easy to say it's very hard to accomplish it without a recipe and we dealt a lot of money and the money we put into that so far is not enough. for the moment
thanks very much for talking to us conference goes on for three days finishes on wraps up on saturday other leaders particularly gold countries we're expecting to hear from in the coming days i'm a has some talk about the crisis in the g.c.c. and other issues affecting that region as well for now from rome back to you nick but thanks very much indeed that's a picture in rome but in smith reporting there it is of course a story as long as humanity if you go to our refugees special page a page dedicated to news about refugees in the just that. which is the inside story and it'll take you to our latest. release it was done yesterday focusing on the modern day slave trade and that disturbing video of course of slaves being bought and sold to the insights represented by marconi nor carro. for our viewers on facebook we'll have the story of
a canadian rescue refugee from the island attention center all right and also ahead on the program the european union approved the use of a controversial site will tell you. they're trying to push back. hello again as we look at the weather across the levant and western parts of asia we have got some snow in eastern areas but otherwise weather conditions pretty quiet at the moment one of two showers in the southern side of the caspian sea but particularly for back there just nine degrees the weather on the eastern side of the mediterranean is looking more settled now we've got sunshine and twenty one degrees in beirut and find conditions expected to prevail through the course of saturday now set down in theory be in print so there is a frontal system which is working its way southward getting into parts of saudi
arabia so that syncs through fine temperatures dropping away as we head into friday i think here for dough how probably going to stay dry throat you might see some patchy cloud around you know says the temperature read only twenty one degrees for saturday still pretty woman mecca there with a high of thirty four so let's head down into southern portions of africa so if you're south africa it's looking largely find some cloud around the eastern cape but generally weather conditions here are looking pretty good at the moment you've got to get all the weapons in all the parts of mozambique and across into this as in bad way and zambia to pick up the showers which continue across into more northern parts of otherwise you're looking at fine weather across much of the maybe a thirty two degrees in the sunshine and when talk and then coming south into cape town it should be sunny here highs of twenty. travel often. by tranquil voters and local forests need bright light will. suffice. i can. land monks
valleys and skylights. this adventure. discover it. because faraway place is closer than you think going since together with cats i always. if you were in beijing looking out the pacific ocean you'd see american warships when myth was that somehow time is aiming to replace america and go around the world while the chinese are not that stupid these guys want to dominate a huge chunk of the planet this sounds like a preparation for our first president george washington said if you want peace prepare for war the coming war on china at this time just see it.
eased the trees a may of course is true to the middle east. yemen is marking independence day but there won't be any celebrations of course medical sources say at least ten people have been killed in the latest fighting in the capital sana forces loyal to the former yemeni president ali abdullah saleh fought with rebels near the outside a mosque loyalist accused of committing groups have a loose alliance meanwhile people in yemen are finally getting some after the saudi led coalition the blockade and british prime minister to resign may voiced her concerns and say she's in the region about the crisis during her meeting with the saudi king today almost yemen's entire population is at risk of food insecurity this situation must and the u.k.
will work with our partners to do everything possible to achieve this. we will continue as the third largest humanitarian donor to the crisis in yemen increasing our contribution to one hundred fifty five million pounds to twenty seventeen eighteen and pressing the whole international community to do more but i'm also clear that the flow of commercial supplies on which the country depends must be resumed if we are to avoid a humanitarian catastrophe well let's take the thought now we can speak to a. visiting fellow at the brookings doha center joins us live here in the studio welcome good to see you here so tourism a putting pressure in theory on the saudis is it going to make any difference. well it's quite ironic isn't it that threesome is putting pressure on saudi arabia to ease the blockade especially because the u.k. has been largely complicit in what's been happening in yemen through the of course the billions of pounds worth of arms sales to saudi arabia not just the u.k. but the u.s.
as well and several other western governments so obviously i mean these calls to use the blockade are important but they won't be enough the arms sales need to stop . of course the lifting of the blockade also need to stop to allowed allow humanitarian access in but with continued arms sales to saudi arabia i just don't see how the the war is going to end just give us more of an indication of what the situation is like on the grow we see these herbal pictures of of the human catastrophe really it's unfolding you know i mean we've seen at least over ten thousand yemeni civilians killed in those are only yemenis that have been killed by the bombing doesn't take into account the thousands of yemenis that are dying because of disease lack of access to food medicine clean drinking water. and and so i mean the human cost of this war is has become very well known it's often in the news right now and the situation right now as we see a deepening of this rift between saleh loyalists and the whole thing is as
mentioned earlier several people were killed in the capital over the last couple of days and we saw saw i give a speech the other day on the occasion of independence day and you know sort of presenting himself as a potential mediator in this crisis calling out to the saudis saying you know let's let's sit down and talk i think that this speech is further confirmation of you know salles. insistence on trying to retain. the power that he regained the power that he lost during the massive uprising against him in two thousand and eleven so it's a given all of the latest political situation the human catastrophe that that's on the ground that's unfolding on the ground what's your sense. where we are. and where lawyers resolute well i mean i think that solid solid this is rift between the solid loyalists and hope is quite important it's been it's been unfolding over the over the past few months it's increased becoming
increasingly violent some very aggressive statements made against each side i think of you know perhaps we might see a deal struck between so him saudi arabia i mean let's not forget they were very strong allies for a long time and the hoa fees and saw and saleh were sworn enemies as well for the longest time so his very sort of adept to he's very good at shifting alliances quite quickly depending on the situation but ultimately what really needs to happen is the u.k. u.s. and other western government arms sales need to stop the blockade obviously needs to be lifted there's been an easing of it but it hasn't been enough and. political negotiations need to start there are many minis outside of yemen right now who have to flee and they are extremely active in you know working on pull a political solution to their country so those those yemenis need to mobilize their advocacy needs to be supported and strengthened so that they can begin to construct the building blocks for the future and just fantastic to get your expertise and
knowledge on this if you project thanks very much thank you. well let's go over to you on this one how's war played out in yemen played out online well nick we've seen this emergence of digital journalism if you will in a lot of them are citizen journalists and their reporting from inside yemen yemenis have become reporters and producers since the war started and without them we really would not be able to tell the story in the same way with what's happening on the ground these yumi activists filmed and photographed images like these in hopes that the rest of the world could see what's happening in the country oxfam director once said that yemen is like syria without cameras we've seen stories like that of a little girl named hussein who survived a bombing and senna everyone else in her family was killed her story went viral online because of the citizen journalist now we've been speaking to many yemenis reporting on the war and here's what they told us. i felt that it was my duty to
tell the stories because our country has been at four for more than two years and this is just getting worse there is bombing people dying from. children are starving and foreign journalists are not allowed in the country to have journalist in you and cannot report which is happening how is the wards going to know i think the main motive that keeps me going is there is so much propaganda going on as the war has the proceeded all aspect of life in yemen and definitely media has been devastated jordan others are working under huge control and pressure from different you know warding part of the parties and then the second thing is yemen is under reported despite that it's one of it is the largest humanitarian crisis in the world i think it's not getting sufficient media coverage and
compassion to natural disasters or other conflicts in the region that was often nasr she's a yemeni reporter and was one of those important voices until death threats and intimidation forced her out of the country she now lives in exile in sweden and is the editor in chief of the center review now she was awarded this year's international press freedom award both the yemeni forces and the saudi led coalition have restricted access to many foreign media including c.n.n. b.b.c. and even al jazeera one of our colleagues told us about how difficult it is to get into the country. it took was i would say conservatively five visits to the base to actually be allowed onto the plane when we finally got on to the flight. but the flight for the most part was fine but when we started to approach it it dropped to a very very low altitude and we hate being at the airport itself to be completely
destroyed the fighting and i don't it just stopped and one of the reason for the delays was the concern of not just the security for us but also for the pilots and the crew of the plane. accompanying us when we got there the airport itself and being completely destroyed we were offloading aid but also the pilots kept the engines running the whole time we were them are actually only on the ground on the apron for about ten minutes and they were militia financing tribal fighters actually all over the airport itself up plane itself was protected by u.s. special forces at the time but we got back on a plane and we were out there without the engines ever stopping that gives you no idea just how tricky it was and that was last year that this year. according to reporters without borders journalists are now constantly exposed threats attacks and abduction when they're not the victims of air strikes by the saudi led arab
coalition now more than fifteen journalists and media workers are currently being held by the who these seventeen journalists have been killed since two thousand and eleven if you want to get in touch with us remember you can always use the hash tag nic. thanks very much and data we have a dead another dedicated page at this one on yemen on al jazeera dot com it links you to. yemen the contents including short films that you can see right there also a piece a bit further down by no who just interviewed and also another piece by bernard smith on the situation. on diptheria amongst all the problems that people have got in yemen and you know that sort of poster child short of troubling image of perhaps what sells and and is politicking actually means in yemen maybe on the united nations security council is meeting to consider how to protect cultural heritage in war zones heritage sites are threatened by fighting worldwide and
satellite images show much of the recent looting and destruction concentrated around conflict zones in the middle east that's what they're discovering discussing right now there at the u.n. digital innovations in digital technology are helping to record and even replicate what has been lost though but immediate action is being urged to stop the destruction from happening at all ran hard as this report. it stood for more than three thousand years and was obliterated in seconds i so find is laid waste to the ancient iraqi city of new madrid on a spring day two years ago palaces and temples were blown up a towering permit bulldozed just thirty percent of one of the world's great logical treasures now remains the united nations says such deliberate destruction constitutes a war crime just describe it as cultural cleansing islamic state has used these
deliberate destructions of cultural heritage to attack cultural memory cultural identity and cultural diversity and a systematic campaign of cultural cleansing throughout the region. now the group such as islamic state was stablished the destruction of cultural heritage and property as part of. your heart in terrorism others are going to do the same when i saw was at its peak in two thousand and fourteen there were more than seven hundred recorded a text on cultural heritage in syria and ninety and iraq we're talking churches mosques shrines and symmetries many of them places in your spy local people as well as ancient sites like the temple of bel here two thousand years old it's ruins were considered among the best preserved in the syrian city of pell myra this is that before and now after i still had been through only the main entrance oche
survived the explosives. i still fight is reveled in the attention filming themselves on this spree of destruction this at mosul museum in iraq most of its ancient treasures were looted to finance eisel but monitoring groups say there's evidence it wasn't always eisel syrian government forces and members of the syrian opposition are implicated to innovation is in digital technology or offering hope that all is not lost preserving the archaeological knowledge for future generations . fifteen years after the afghan taliban blew up the bridges of bummy and the international criminal court gave a nine year prison sentence to a man who helped destroy the fabled shrines of timbuktu in mali it was the first time the deliberate destruction of cultural heritage was judged to be a crime. ancient sites have now been rebuilt and akio logis of returning to the
rubble of ancient treasures elsewhere but given the atrocities often committed alongside that destruction can take his will also be mindful that many here rich sites are no longer just to risk distant nations. and al-jazeera there is a very very heartbreaking about such a lot of being destroyed let's take this on we can. associate professor of history and anthropology at the state university and former director of scientific and cold conversation conservation of the journal department of antiquities joins us from athens in ohio welcome to the program what is your sense of what is happening here and what is the main reason behind it why are these cultural relics targeted in such a way. i mean obviously in terms of groups like isis and particular in particular the reason why they target sites like palmyra like the side in neighborhood or the like in the museum in mosul is
it's it gives them the ability to essentially act out for propaganda purposes and demonstrate that they can act with impunity and that the world and the local population is is impotent to stop them and it's this combination of impunity and impotence that makes such a powerful message then isis transmitted that and essentially uses that to demonstrate how powerful it is and that again is very different from the other types of destruction we've seen of other types of cultural heritage sites such as. shrines or mosques where that has a more religious person perspective if you will there i says sees such activity as heretical or not islamic and therefore they would seek to. if you will clean that or or purge that as in their extra painting heresy. whichever way you look at their
action but for different reasons yeah whatever way you look at it it is a direct attack on on the people who live in the area or in that in that country part of the world in that sense really of who they are and their connection with the. oh absolutely i mean it's their past their present and their future they're all interconnected but the but the attacks we need to understand discriminate between the the reasons why these attacks are made in in the first instance this is purely for propaganda for demonstrating ability to to basically be the strongest person on the scene in the second case it is actual destruction for if you logical purposes but then you have a third type of destruction that is occurring and that is the looting and that is by far probably the most destructive as the form of action that is happening against cultural heritage the looting of cultural heritage sites and then the sale
of this the artifacts that are coming out from there to for personal profit or or to fund even the terrorist activities of groups like isis that is by far the greatest source of destruction but mostly we often see on t.v. screens as the images of isis blowing up a temple like the temple about palm ira all right do appreciate your time. thanks very much indeed i wish we could talk for more and this whole issue goes back a long way there's a great article written on al-jazeera dot com back in two thousand and fifteen talking about the history of destroying history from a century christian by one team to the destruction of the english monasteries in the fifteenth thirty's and. the european union has approved the use of the fates which is a key ingredient in a pesticide that's used on farms a lot of people online not happy about it people say that is definitely the truth
faith is a key ingredient in a top selling fertilizer and it's been used by farmers for more than forty years and is produced by the company monsanto but a two thousand and fifteen study by the world health organization says that it can cause cancer and that it pollutes soil and water now the u.k.'s parliament voted on this on monday following months of debate and days of protests eighteen countries voted in favor of the proposal to renew the chemicals license and nine opposed it activists say that the e.u. is failing to protect its people. they can either choose to stand behind monsanto or they can stand on the side of citizens opinion polling has been clear those that signed it you see i have been clear we want a ban i'm glad to say that is where democracy lies they have a choice. about the impact on the environment but also we are growing. a huge body of evidence independent evidence linking deficit with cancer
but even inside the european commission there was a disagreement germany voted in favor of the proposal going against the wishes of italy france and its own chancellor angela merkel. for the vote of the agriculture minister yesterday on. these does not comply with the instructions worked out by the federal government these behavior still does not comply with the rules of procedure we believe as a government. greenpeace tweeted saying that the governments have failed europeans but they obviously care more about the threats of corporate lawsuits than people's health and the environment french european member of parliament jose beauvais said that brands like buyer and months santo manage to twist merkel's arm this is the business's victory over science a petition online has gathered more than one point three million votes so far to ban. from the e.u. countries like italy and france say that they'll roll out national bans on the
chemical sonus what you think about this as always you can use the hash tag. we have a very much laid interesting stuff let's get on to the world of sport what are people saying there are some more interesting stuff it's all about south american football and brazilian football center may have won south america's biggest club competition a couple of it's a tourist title for the first time in twenty two years that people on ice of argentina three one on aggregate on a sanchez reports. argentinian football has waited a long time for success both on a national and club stage the country's last major trophy with the car america in one thousand nine hundred ninety three that leaves the pressure on a new few hosted brazilian rivals gremio in the second leg of the copper league that but not a final hoping for a fast ever title crimea who lifted the trophy back in one thousand nine hundred eighty three and one thousand five hundred one new leads in the five man and
a few double that i think is a vantage point dean you're putting the one now in the twenty seventh. one known as the new one out here and double that lead to now. then a glimpse of hope. having to you how he was awarded to the new jersey and struck into the senate. but it wasn't enough from your head i'm off to think ok i'm in march twenty fifth and the only thing in an article for. you to fight winning the match to one. we're going and i would like to wake up the mayor of mardi gras legacy so that you know is that all due respect declared tomorrow a holy day in the city and i'm sure that major to be considered this is all the
role this being about or to all i get it then. giant glob that you verily be honest now three times champion of america. is the reflection of what you thought hard time had a billion to three billion fit on the up having proven themselves on the continent big change now go global now make a debut at the fifo club world cup competition in the u.a.e. which starts this week. tatiana. al-jazeera now let's take a look at the attention the cop attracted online using three different hashtags this is what we call as expected argentinian argentina or even brazil lighting up there using the hash tag also in mexico the hash tag a lot less widely used a couple of its interest rates up not only in argentina and brazil but a large amounts of social media attraction in colombia as well venezuela and
southern parts of the united states but not quite the world events the european champions league has become little chats elsewhere in the globe maybe more than two decades his career last won the title but the players did remember their post match press conference g t's here they are disrupting their country's efforts to talk to the world's media it's run our. third spell in charge of the club you want to play with her may have way back in one thousand nine hundred three celebrations have continued on the streets of port on thursday. we are you can see them celebrating they're quite a small town but everyone i think is out there a coach or not so decreeing that today is a holiday you can come and celebrate with a trickle that is the nickname of the say a lot of talk about their star player who won and whether or not he could be on for a big move to a european club he could be playing in russia right now says brazil starts way would have been forgotten rejected a much higher salary stayed with grimier ends up as the best player in liberty
there was twenty seven seeing. they will be going on to the club world cup they will be seeded supply roma dritte in the finals should be very afraid about going up against this kid who came out in a one on the imperious also when the club world cup comes around a vintage performance from them and of. when we get some to why in the united arab emirates next week now you can get in touch with me. news grid or. the school sports for me throughout the night it's about is it's for now from sports nick anything you very much we keep only a very busy let's well i'm going to write. a story that's off the grid in pakistan where police are cracking down on drivers the offense offensive art traffic police in the northern pakistani city of peshawar are launched a campaign to remove what they call immoral art from rickshaws or those little taxi motorbikes there they are spray painting over images that show smoking guns
anything they say is immoral there are tens of thousands of rickshaws in pakistan and are the most popular way to get around the crackdown is met though with mixed emotions. this is a mall one of the pictures corrupt the mind kids who live in the area and go to school here will try to copy its style its fashion but this is a very bad thing. this is a very bad thing the police are doing everyone want to express themselves and deal with their business their own way some people put pictures on their way and some put text i think my ritual looks good with art. if drivers paint over the spray paint they could get fined pakistani bus and rickshaw art is a world famous it's called truck art and it's been around since the one nine hundred forty s. many of the designs usually feature movie stars could catch phrases and politicians it's also a popular profession our social video team featured a truck art artist who's been painting for forty years but most of them only make
about six dollars a day i tweeted a link to that story on my twitter page at leo harding a.j. . lee thank you very much and you've got a rest now think you. know let's just remind you about how you can get in touch with everything is there a j news group twitter. facebook dot com. is there and what's articles. five zero one four one four no i don't remember that one of these days. i will be back with a news group tomorrow friday from here three different.
when they're on line the main us response to drug use and the drug trade over the last fifty years. has been criminalized or if you join us on say to no evil person just wakes up in the morning and says i want to cover the world in darkness this is a dialogue that could be what leading to some of the confusion i like about people saying they don't actually know what's going on join the colobus conversation at this time on al-jazeera and hundred forty one on the. u.s. and british companies have announced the biggest discovery of natural gas in west africa but what to do with these untapped natural resources is already a source of heated debate nothing much has changed they still spend most of their days looking forward to for the dry river beds like this one five years on the syrians still feel battered or even those who managed to escape their country
haven't truly been able to escape the war. in jakarta school students are taking up weapons to fight in deadly street battles. one on one east investigates this violent phenomenon. at this time on al jazeera. he was born in ireland but at seventeen found himself in the middle of a political revolution in egypt i went on stage and i spoke about democracy i was put in a cell if your pockets total eclipse sixty people we'll put a hundred and twenty people and so after four years imprisoned in cairo ibrahim holloa talks to al-jazeera at this time. british prime minister to resign my says donald trump was wrong to retreat videos from a british.