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hello i'm down jordan this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up the old guard in the new teens and bob ways president picks loyalists who helped and robert mugabe's long reign. the pope leads a huge mass in bangladesh holding out hope for thousands of the hinge of refugees. out of dates been set for the planned application of the first but japanese monarch in two hundred years. libya has agreed to the emergency evacuation of refugees and migrants facing abuse and his detention camps the plan has been drawn up at a joint e.u. african union summit in ivory coast it's not clear how the deal will be enforced but migrants are expected to be sent back to their home countries the reports from . the frame of the summit was you'd. but there is no doubt the from the outset it
was dominated by the issue of the refugee slave trade in libya and by migration we heard from the host of the summit the president of the ivory coast in the beginning who said that everyone had a collective responsibility to do something when at the end of the summit what leaders decided is that they would try and repatriate those migrants and refugees that are trapped in libya that they had also launched a task force to try and crack down on people smuggling and we spoke to many people here who said that that is just a case of firefighting and what is really needed is a long term strategy to deal with migration. for. african and european union leaders condemned the refugee slave trade in libya in their final statement they promised a task force to tackle traffickers and urgently repatch rate anyone who's trapped there. there are women and children living in inhuman conditions we have
agreed along with the e.u. and the un to set up a task force for repatriating at least three thousand eight hundred people. leaders say there are more than forty refugee camps in libya where people are bought and sold by those with a little respect for human life who are leaders here have committed to helping refugees in libya there were very few details as to exactly how and when they will repair create them and they were also very frank about the new task force they say they'll put in place to combat people smuggling. that there was also no mention of the french president's remarks to reporters that military action against traffickers is a possibility the u.n. secretary general told summit leaders on wednesday that new ideas a needed to deal with migration including more legal ways to into europe is that something that you discussed and something which you wouldn't visit each have to.
we have to stop. illegal migration. obligations youth workers say until young people have real opportunities little change we want. to. put in place. things to do. but how are we going to. hear that ending the slave trade is an urgent priority but unless gnostic solutions are found to persuade people to stop leaving home in the first place human rights abuses will continue to affect africa's most fun. this was the first summit between these two organizations there were more than eighty leaders here for african and european union and what they said was that this is
really an opportunity for a new era in relations one that was. in a sense it was an attempt to try to redress the balance of the past but one more many experts have told us is that. as the european union continues to pour money into africa it is going to be very difficult to do that the saudi led coalition says it's intercepted another ballistic missile fired by hoofy rebels in yemen it was reportedly shot down near the southwestern city of hama shade earlier be who he said that hit a military target it's the second missile fired from yemen in less than a month one was destroyed near riyadh's airport on them before. meanwhile inside yemen medical sources say at least fourteen people have been killed in fighting in the capital sana'a forces loyal to the former president. fought with. his loyalists accuse the who of carrying out. zimbabwe's new president.
has maimed his new team the cabinet includes politicians loyal to the ruling party and members of the military who asked informally that robert mugabe no opposition figures have been included in the government but was sworn in a week ago. from harare to people who hope that this cabinet where more inclusive they may be disappointed the cabin has some soldiers and members from the military it has a lot of the old guard it doesn't have anyone from the opposition so some people who hope that prison when and will be a different kind of leader from in may be disappointed it could indicate that maybe things may not change on the ground it's more of the same those who are cautiously optimistic hope that the president knows what he's doing he is a businessman they hope that he's assembled the right team to resuscitate the ailing economy but there are some people we've spoken to over the past few days who
have been very skeptical of prison and are they saying he's part of the old system he's been in government is one hundred eighty he's been a close ally of guy with a former president he's helped he helped keep probably in power for thirty seven years if you've been asking really what is he going to do to make things change if he was part of the old system he benefited from the old system time will tell what will play out in the next few days next year respects the months but i think the initial response from people who hoped who hope that the new president will be more inclusive in his cabinet may be disappointment but that said they still some cautious optimism people waiting hoping for the new president has some kind of plan to resuscitate the ailing economy. pope francis is leading an open air mass for around one hundred thousand catholics in bangladesh's capital dhaka francis is the first pope to visit the mainly muslim nation in more than three decades the head of the catholic church would also meet ranger refugees in dhaka more than six hundred
twenty thousand of them have fled violence in myanmar to neighboring bangladesh let's get more now from child stratford he joins us live from cox's bazar charlie said talk us through what the pope is doing today. we have as you mentioned he's currently holding a mass in one of the central parks in dhaka where he'll be ordaining sixteen priests going to group of ranger refugees that left these camps here yesterday will be meeting him we met one member of that group yesterday was very excited about meeting the pope but was very keen to describe the desperate situation in these camps as you say actually more than six hundred twenty five thousand have arrived here since august the twenty fifth the massive strain on this country's resources and the various humanitarian aid agencies in the u.n. working here interestingly last night the pope gave a little
a little speech and again avoided using the word. as he did in me and we understand that he was advised in myanmar not to do that because there were fears of a backlash against the christian community in myanmar there has been some reaction from the vatican with respect to this decision the vatican saying that it in no way means that the pope has lost his more dorothy and one of the top cardinals in this country in bangladesh has said that the pope is not a problem solver but he is here to prepare the hearts and minds of people to try and deal with what is unequivocal one of the biggest humanitarian crises in the world at the moment yesterday the pope thanks bangladesh to helping the rangers set tell us more about the impact of the crisis on bangladesh. well as i say it's putting a huge strain on the country a poor country that has been dealing with this crises for many many years let's not
forget that there are around four hundred thousand range of refugees in here living in camps in this area before this recent crisis started and according to some aid agencies the government is spending around a billion dollars a year just to provide housing to those range of refugees so this sudden influx is put massively a lot more strain on the government i mean brac which is a bangladeshi ngo which is non-governmental has is the largest ngo in the world and we've been speaking to them there on the huge strain here interestingly with respect to trade the impact between the two countries and their trade deals myanmar and bangladesh understand it's a mouse around a billion dollars but the prime minister of this country was very keen last week to point out despite the magnitude of this crisis it wasn't going to affect that it's
also having a huge effect on the local population here as well i mean you can imagine that around three thousand acres that the government has put aside to try and house these refugees they're coming across the border every day we understand there are least three hundred crossed into the camps yesterday and bangladesh is now on board with me and marta try and put together what it describes as a re patrie ation plan to try and start getting some range of refugees back to myanmar starting in a couple of months time now that's an indication of course that bangladesh doesn't want these refugees here for the long term any longer than is strictly necessary this plan is being called a fast by the un and by aid agencies that we've spoken to and in the last few days bangladesh government here has signed off on a two hundred and eighty million dollar plan to start potentially moving ranger. if you do from here to a coastal island an island that is very susceptible to natural disasters
a hugely controversial decision so despite all the efforts that bangladesh has made and the generosity of this country it is coming under huge huge pressure right a child struck for their causes bizarre charlie thank you now a day has been set for the planned abdication of japan's emperor akihito a special panel chaired by prime minister. has decided he will step down on the thirtieth of april twenty nine thousand the japanese monarch who's had heart surgery will be succeeded by his eldest son crown prince now. the abdication is the first by a japanese monarch in about two hundred years well michael paine is the president of the xing gets a news agency he explained the reasons behind them presenting cation. what's the application of the unburned cell he basically made it very clear that unlike his predecessors he didn't want to rain until death he said look i've worked all my life as the symbol of the nation of empire and my health was declining and it's
time for me to step aside and so it was really the emperor himself who started the debate and said i want to abdicate and this was the government which didn't want me to the emperors like so eventually go along with the number of people in the imperial whole family is very small and though when they have had children many of most of them have been you know children so looking to the future it's quite likely fairly certain that there will come a day when there will be a need to have a female emperor or he either acknowledge other branches of the imperial family or the make them period the end of this is something that all began once again the army done because not one of the number but there are other poor who live use that one up and in fact that in the in the evil in the ancient past the heart he'll be one. that's also to come here and i'll just here including. the. protesters in the democratic republic of congo put their lives on the line to force
the president from office. i'm protecting history the u.n. looks at ways to preserve the priceless heritage from war torn areas of the middle east more in that state. thank you. for having that we know which has broken through now from europe into iran in the levant the still some clown around the satellite pictures so suggest something's happening in the sky but not much to be honest they have a right or a few shots of a view of the caspian from north korea and lots of sunshine from the rocky plain back to the coasts of. and that's right in the temperatures actually rising in beirut at about twenty three about how we get to saturday and there's nothing much further east apart for a little bit of rain or snow up in turkmenistan and beyond but you may just caught a bit of cloud in the forecast for friday coming down through kuwait into northern
saudi and here it is with a shower potential maybe hitting riyadh seems dispersed the day after so we go for i think clear skies for this time still a bit of a breeze in the north twenty seven is the max and it's warmer on the western side of arabia thirty four which is the normal change now we haven't seen tremendous showers recently in a good part of southern africa everything's retreated to this line here to tanzania malawi northern zambia and the congo there might be a little bit more action in the skies on the eastern side of south africa including johannesburg and durban by the time we get a saturday but cape town still enjoying big blue skies nineteen degrees.
defying my disability on al-jazeera well this time. welcome back a quick reminder of the top stories here on al-jazeera libya has agreed to the emergency evacuation of refugees and migrants facing abuse and its detention camps the plan has been drawn up at a joint e.u. african union summit in ivory coast it's not clear how the deal will be enforced but migrants are expected to be sent back to their home countries. francis is
leading a huge mass for about one hundred thousand cabinets and bangladesh is the first pope to visit the mainly muslim nation in more than three decades and also meet ranger refugees in the capital dhaka. and a day it's been set for the planned abdication of japan's emperor akihito he'll step down on the thirtieth of april twenty ninth teen he's had heart surgery and will be succeeded by his elder son the crown prince now ito the applications of first by japanese monarch in about two hundred years. syria's un mediator stuff on domestic has held separate meetings with government and opposition figures in geneva the eighth round of u.n. sponsored talks to end the civil war had been extended until december fifteenth. and the u.n. humanitarian advisor for syria says aid supplies are being allowed to reach a besieged damascus suburb jan egeland is calling on world powers to help arrange the evacuation of about five hundred people including over one hundred sixty children from eastern guta it's been under siege since twenty thirteen nine
children have died in the past few weeks while waiting for permission from the government to be evacuated to hospitals just forty five minutes away. we have. convoys of aid work is being blocked from women and children wounded that need desperately this price inside the area of eastern good which is indeed just forty five minute drive from the must use city there is now a cute malnutrition among the children it has gone from two percent to twelve percent a five fold increase in the last ten months. you know the nations security council failed last month to agree on the investigating chemical attacks in syria the inquiry into their use expired after russia vetoed a us sponsored resolution that would have extended its mandate and. reports from northern iraq the inaction is causing say among syrians the perpetrators will
become bolder. when syrian children play in the street their games in opposition held areas are often disrupted by the sound of warplanes. usually russian or syrian jets overhead. and a strike killed the mother this is when syrian government attacked with chemical weapons. remembers that day when he was in his brother's room and he smelled something funny. when he woke up in turkey his mother was gone. we met him there in april when he was being treated the un found the syrian government responsible for the sarin gas attack in. which killed around one hundred syrians they bring. dr abdullah there a shares he's witnessed dozens of other attacks including one which killed more than one hundred people in a crowbar in hama problems the town was controlled by isis fighters at the time and witnesses reported suffocation after poisonous gas was dropped on them after their
use of the world ignoring chemical attacks even in areas which were not under oath and control his colleague dr ali their wish was killed in the attacked in march he refused to leave a patient on the operating table but dr continued the surgery and died a few hours later in an ambulance but he saved his patient dr abdullah says what happened amounts to a war crime and no one's been held accountable. we were called by the un's chemical watchdog i brought all the evidence with me the clothes dr ali was wearing blood piece of metal from barrel bombs and samples of soil. for the victims of chemical attacks and. for twenty five members of the use of family included a wife and two children the world briefly took notice when news of what happened to them went viral seven months on. the nightmare every day.
for me you can't imagine my pain i was hoping after this attack a sad news regime would face something that is still the same we're in painting i get no justice. that's a feeling shared by victims of hundreds of chemical bomb attacks in syria and investigators have found the government responsible for most of the people feared that the united nations security council will not be investing. a limited mandate those carrying out chemical attacks will be emboldened. russia is accusing the u.s. of doing everything it can to provoke north korea on wednesday the u.s. war in pyongyang but it will be utterly destroyed if war breaks out early this week north korea tested its latest intercontinental ballistic missile but russia says cutting diplomatic ties isn't the answer to the standoff. one gets the impression that everything has been. snapped and carry out further
inadvisable actions it is regrettable the americans should explain to us what they're after is pro opposition demonstrators and the police have clashed in the honduran capital supporters of the main opposition candidate. threw rocks and set barricades on fire. that's where the final votes of sunday's presidential election of entirely the opposition's accusing the government of trying to steal the election reports. it's been four days since the presidential election. these people say they are gathering in the capital to defend their vote. we are challenging the results. but the electoral tribunal is corrupt and is defending the interests of the president and betraying the hundred people we won't allow these elections to be stolen like happened in the past. both president. and his t.v.
star opponents. claim victory after sunday's election initially the restart. after holed up in the count. remote municipalities that have not been tallied and their votes have not been counted as the victory of our party because rural areas vote in favor of the nationalist party. has one of the highest murder rates in the world and there are fears that the current political crisis will increase the violence that already exists in this central american nation. i don't even want to think about it but i fear this could get worse during the coup in two thousand and nine i'm afraid for my children my family and my wife respect the results. of american states managed to have both candidates. statement where they vow to respect the final results once the disputed votes are checked. but nothing later rejected the agreement saying the government
is trying to steal the election and supporters to take to the streets protesters set up barricades and clash with the police that used tear gas to disperse them but . the next president whoever wins is going to be in a weak position because of that in march and the suspicion around the election and those will be accused of winning three four and being illegitimate and will have the institutions against them. on the road as is already battling poverty and crime political instability. the situation here even further. germany's president has held talks with the chancellor angela merkel and the leader of the opposition social democrats trying to break a deadlock over the formation of a new government germany has been without one since an election in september merkel's alliance emerge as the biggest block to the far right social democrats
have previously said that wouldn't we join any coalition with merkel. to opposition leaders have been arrested in the democratic republic of congo after they pushed for protests that have been outlawed by the government they want president joseph kabila to leave office his mandate ended last year but he's vowing to stay on until december next year solid balance reports. opposition leaders in the democratic republic of congo want president joseph kabila he has overstayed his mandate by a year and says he'll stay for another they leave the security of this residence in kinshasa prepared to stop bloody clashes to run him out. kabila promised to crack down if they went ahead this was the two sides colliding. police fired tear gas to disperse the protesters outside the home of the leader of the opposition coalition felix chizik eighty two opposition leaders were locked up as their followers fueled nationwide protests. today we are participating in
a march of anger a march as angrily said to can be no never again could be a little office in two thousand and one after his father was assassinated the second term as president ended in december twenty sixth saying that he refused to step down and the un says congolese security forces killed forty people who protested the decision four hundred sixty were arrested. now kabila says he will stay for another year because there are delays in registering millions of voices joining us today i dare him to use all available means to beat us but he needs to keep in mind that past. will chase him out of the country even if we pay for it without blood. opposition voices can be heard by knowing the fractured country from all corners even in the troubled east
a thriving battleground between groups. they want to transition to a new president from december thirty first and they won't be allowed to have no past and those who've seen the results of previous tensions in the d.r. see we hoping could be liz mix who is one of deescalation shallop ballasts al-jazeera. me a shock to me fanny has received an invitation from kuwait samir to attend next week's gulf cooperation council summit that in doubts about whether the meeting would go ahead because of strained relations between g.c.c. members saudi arabia the u.a.e. and egypt all cut ties on imposed an economic blockade on qatar in june. the united nations is calling for international cooperation against trafficking of relics during conflicts heritage sites are threatened by fighting across the world and satellite images show that many of them are concentrated around conflict zones in the middle east merna harmed reports. 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 pyramid bulldozed just thirty percent of one of the world great 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 that groups such as islamic state was stablished the destruction of cultural heritage and property has been weren't part of your hearty terrorism others are going to the
sack. 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 in iraq we're talking churches mosques shrines and symmetries many of them places in use by local people as well as ancient sites like the temple of bel here two thousand years old it's rowan's were considered among the best preserved in the syrian city of pell myra this is that before and now after i still have been through only the main entrance arch survived the explosives i still fight is revealed in the attention filming themselves on this spree of destruction this mosul museum in iraq most of its ancient treasures were looted to finance isis war but monitoring groups say this is evidence it wasn't always eisel syrian government forces and members of the syrian opposition are implicated to innovations 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 burma and the international criminal court gave a nine year prison sentence to a man who helped destroy the fabled trines 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 archaeologists are returning to the rubble of ancient treasures elsewhere but given the atrocities often committed alongside that destruction caretakers will also be mindful that many here rich sites are no longer just to aristos to nations. and al-jazeera.
recap of the headlines here and al-jazeera libya has agreed to the emergency evacuation of refugees and migrants facing abuse and its detention camps the plan has been drawn up at a joint e.u. african union summit in ivory coast. it's not clear how the deal will be enforced but migrants are expected to be sent back to their home countries. the saudi led coalition says it's intercepted another ballistic missile fired by who the rebels in yemen it was reportedly shot down near the southwestern saudi city of hamas' machine eight but earlier who said they'd hit a military target is the second michelle fired from yemen in less than a month one was destroyed near riyadh's international airport on november fourth zimbabwe's new president. has named his new team the cabinet includes politicians loyal to the ruling party and members of the military who ousted the former leader robert mugabe no opposition figures have been included in the government but i
gather was sworn in but we could go. on pope francis is leading an open air mass for around one hundred thousand catholics in bangladesh's capital dhaka these are live pictures coming from there now france is the first pope to visit the mainly muslim nation in more than three decades the head of the catholic church would also made of refugees in dhaka more than six hundred twenty thousand of them have fled violence in myanmar to neighboring bangladesh on thursday the pope urged the international community to take decisive measures to resolve the mass exodus they didn't use the term of the hinge it dates been set for the planned abdication of japan's emperor akihito a special panel chaired by prime minister shinzo has decided he will step down on the thirtieth of april twenty ninth teen japanese monarchy was at heart surgery will be succeeded by his elder son crown prince now ready to the applications the first five japanese monarch in two hundred years. media to stuff on the must or has