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intimate evidence finds its way to international courts the central african republic is a plunged into further. and intricate tale of the people and in the nations crippled by recent history. africa but one of the two top series at this time on al-jazeera. is know one way of telling the story a key thing is to write and to be respectful as well this is great we have to get to know the person fully tested. eagle hunters still row mongolia's rugged mountains but how long can their culture survive the modern world went to a nice meets those determined to save their ancient connection to the magnificent golden eagle at this time when al-jazeera. war ravaged yemen is turned into more turmoil as heavy rebels kill ousted president
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and one time ally. or entirely this is our zero live from london also coming up a day that began with hope ends in disappointment talks stall once again plus. i'm john oliver the border patrol in greece and these are the extraordinary lengths that refugees young men of prepared to go to to try and board trucks and ferries bound for italy. and as donald trump above the door new legal questions arise over the u.s. president's weekend twitter rampage. first to the war in yemen where another bloody chapter has ended plunging the country further into chaos only up to the sally the man who ruled the country for more than
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thirty three years and who just a few days ago switched sides in the war has been killed by hoofy rebels the very fighters he just turned his back on a few hours after his death hooty leader abdul malik of hoofy made a live television address describing solo's demise as a victory against treason for yemen's internationally recognized president hadi is also spoken out he called on the people of yemen to unite against the who sees war and that in moment but first this report from him to his tired. a sudden end for one of yemen's most powerful men who the rebels say they killed ousted president aliyev delish sala during an attack on his convoy. his remains were packed on the back of a pickup truck in a televised statement the leader of the who the said salo was involved in a conspiracy with the saudi led coalition to take over well. what are the reasons behind this new transfer to the other side suddenly you took the egresses
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against your own people salah had been and an alliance with the iranian backed for more than two years together they controlled the capital sanaa and fought against the saudi led coalition which supports the internationally recognized government led by months or hadi but this partnership with the who thiis collapse last week sparking major confrontations between salis forces. and the rebels after days of running street battles salah announced he was ready for dialogue with the saudi led coalition if it ended its blockade of yemen sports and airports and allowed for more humanitarian aid yemen is already a failed state it's a state where there is no central government and the institutions have failed most of the structures have failed and the economy has failed the war has further destructive it destroyed the entire country so i think in the in the short run we are in for a lot more violence. and the who pushed out how these government in january two thousand and fifteen and set up their own administration prompting the saudi led
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campaign against them since then the country has been split between the who the rebels in the north ministration in the south and forces loyal to solid when fighting began among the former allies it's part fears of a new front in the war a war which has already killed nearly ten thousand people pushed yemen to the brink of mass starvation and triggered what the united nations has called the world's worst humanitarian crisis and there have been multiple investigations about the atrocities being committed in all. parties are guilty whether it's the whole thing whether it's the saudi led coalition and you know the u.k. and the u.s. are largely complicit in this war as well through the billions and billions of dollars worth of arms sales to to the saudis. as yemen's president saleh ruled for more than three decades until he was forced to resign during the arab spring uprising that he was able to remain in the country and continue to wield enormous power behind the scenes it's not yet clear what his death will mean for the
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fighting on the ground or future. al-jazeera and yemen's internationally recognized president so handy made a televised address earlier calling on yemenis to rise up against the hooty forces . and i call upon all of you with an open heart and a strong will to turn the new page and to get rid of such a nightmare let's put our hands together to end the control of these criminal gangs and to build a new united yemen. the u.s. has called on all parties in yemen to reenergize political negotiations and the u.n. says fighting and sounded as trucks have now intensified in salah with many streets blocked by tanks humanitarian operations including flights to and from the capital have been suspended and the u.n. is calling for a pause in the fighting on tuesday to help civilians caught up in the violence it
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is paramount that civilians are protected that the wounded or for to say facts as to medical care and that all sides facilitate life saving humanitarian access we remind all parties. we remind all parties to the conflict that deliberate attacks against civilians and against civilian and medical infrastructure or clear violations of international humanitarian law may constitute war crimes. well ali abdullah saleh led yemen for more than thirty years he was a master of shifting alliances playing both sides as well as switching between them how did he meet looks back at his eventful life. he once said that ruling yemen is like dancing on a snake's head and no one knew that dance better than ali abdullah saleh mastering every step throughout his three decades in power. believed only he could hold the country together but his legacy is one of corruption war and i deeply divided poor
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nation. born in one thousand nine hundred eighty two as a young man he joined the army and rose to the rank of qana before taking part in a coup that later saw him become president of what was then north yemen at the age of thirty six for the next decade he oversaw fighting with the communist south the decline of the soviet union weakened his enemies and in one nine hundred ninety north and south yemen became one country with the last as its first president that same year iraq's leader saddam hussein a longtime close ally ordered the invasion of kuwait at the un security council yemen voted against the use of force prompting the us to cut off millions in aid and i thank president for his strong support a decade later he was welcome back by the west in october two thousand and attack on the american warship u.s.s.
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cole off the shores of yemen killed seventeen sailors and injured thirty nine others washington understood that silent a secular leader and yemen we important in the so-called global war against terror he'd won friends and cash but did little to fix yemen's internal problems. rebellion in the north and a separatist movement in the south critics say that more than a dancer was a dark horse of yemen's to mulches politics playing off military and tribes to keep himself in power. the toughest challenge came in two thousand and eleven the arab spring was sweeping across the middle east. inspired by tunisia and egypt yemenis filled the streets protesting against poverty unemployment and demanding for regime change but the scent was something some never tolerated. yemenis stood for even when the protests turned violent
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a few months later injured in a rocket attack on his compound saleh was flown to saudi arabia for treatment his face burned and hands bandaged he appeared on t.v. defiant as ever but this was a week a president abandoned by his political allies at home and under intense international pressure to hand over power with yemen on the brink of civil war gulf countries brokered a deal that so power transferred to his deputy. who had in return for solace immunity from prosecution after ten months of protests many yemenis were celebrating his ousting even though the country was in tatters but ali abdullah saleh had merely gone into the shadows we heard sing the next step in his snake dance and nearly three years later saleh was again at the forefront with a strong of support of the army he allied himself with the iranian backed who's his
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rebels they shared a common enemy his successor heading in two thousand and fifteen as saudi led coalition started a military campaign to restore headed to power and imposed a blockade over the country but the snake charmer was losing direction just a few days before his death turned his back against ruthie's signaling a possible return to the arab fold it was meant to be another great survival act but it turned out to be his last for the. candle as a senior research fellow in arabic and islamic studies at pembroke college at oxford university she says it's likely the war in yemen could now take on a new direction. i think it's likely that the war is going to become more sectarian and the reason for that is that although saleh was zaidi which means some kind of branch of she is i'm like the who sees his rhetoric was very much secular
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was about a civil society a secular state now that he's removed it does leave the field wide open to the increasingly religious rhetoric of of the american who see the war may also become more proxy because without the forces that brought to the table to the who see alliance the who sees may need to seek additional support elsewhere and that could mean increasing vulnerability to the involvement of iran and its lebanese proxy hezbollah leaders from the gulf cooperation council states been arriving in kuwait for a summit of the could define the future of the block is the first such meeting since saudi arabia bahrain and the u.a.e. cut ties with fellow member cutter back in june our reports from kuwait. it's the first time senior ministers have met since three of the member states imposed a blockade on qatar back in june saudi arabia the united arab emirates and rain
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have cut off all trade ties with qatar bahrain qatar the citizens from entering their countries and closed off their territorial waters and earth space to their neighbor for six months now it's a crisis that struck at the very core of the gulf corporation council an organization that was set up to unify through greater trade cooperation and the free movement of people for months now has been leading mediation efforts while cutters and near has agreed to sit down and discuss differences with his counterparts kuwait's call for dialogue has not been accepted by the blockading countries that's why this g.c.c. summit is so important many analysts had believed the organizations future would be in doubt if it didn't take place now that it is the focus is on whether the blockading countries will be represented by the heads of state who are junior ministers instead the fact about. how they are going to the meeting and the fact that the for the first time it would be possible for them to sit
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together and to discuss something directly i think it was a positive development already the fact that they send you in your office and instead of the foreign minister i think would be signaling going in the wrong direction but it's not only the blockade on qatar that's threatening the g.c.c. the war in yemen is proving to be a major challenge for the saudi led coalition which continues to spend millions of dollars while the yemeni people continue to suffer meanwhile unemployment in saudi arabia and across the region particularly among young people is on the rise and g.c.c. member economies are slowing down this is one of the most important summits in the g.c.c. is history it has the potential of paving the way for relations to be mended and a solution found to a crisis that has torn at the very fabric of the guy. corporation counsel but it also has the potential of further damaging what is arguably the only source of stability in an extremely and unstable region.
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on the program. from one president. how i was saying the stormy weather moving away from that eastern side of australia nab a still it shall serve one of the showers coming in over the next day or so with high tides the front restraints in place for southeastern parts of queensland eastern areas of new south wales i think for victoria we're just about out of the woods clear as cautious start to come in but still is a set the chance of the odd shower here as we go through tuesday twenty. twenty one
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for melbourne ten which is we'll start to recover to go through the next couple of days we're getting up to around twenty three and. four out of spring still some hate around and he's very much in place as we go on into wednesday by wednesday there's the slightly drier air into that eastern side of australia thirty three celsius for brisbane as well but twenty four in sydney a chance of one or two showers still around twenty twenty one for melbourne and for adelaide meanwhile we've got some pleasant sunshine warm weather to cross a good part of new zealand but more the way of cloud into southern parts with a rare of high pressure still there in place getting up into the mid twenty's and not looking too bad in light winds it will fill lovely oaklands at around twenty five celsius and. there's such temperatures across parts of north asia of course we have got rain stick the snow for japan.
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building a new life on an idiot beach living off the sea and then. a dream shared why so many but so few make it a reality. a family business led by a mark of a woman with a flair for cooking and disaster for a living. island kitchen at this time on the disease. are one of the top stories here on others here. who ruled yemen for more than three
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decades and played a pivotal role in the civil war has been killed by his former allies who see rebel . leaders from the gulf cooperation council states arrived in kuwait for a summit but could redefine the future of the block is the first such meeting since saudi arabia bahrain and the u.a.e. cut ties with fellow member qatar back in june. britain and the european union have failed to reach an agreement on brics it withdrawal terms ahead of a summit of e.u. leaders in ten days' time prime minister to resign may admit differences remain on a number of issues including the status of northern ireland on the fish reports. the day began full of hope when to resume a joint called your guy went into talks the brussels rumor mill had it that a breck's it deal was about to be announced. but when they emerged after several hours there was no deal just two leaders putting
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a brave face on a disappointing day so i'm still confident that we can reach sufficient progress sufficient progress before the european cultural to fifteen of this is for the failure. of to very strong i'm very confident that the region we because of history on a couple of issues some differences do remain which require further negotiation and consultation and those will continue but we will reconvene before the end of the week and i am also confident that we will conclude this positively it's the border between the republic of ireland and northern ireland part of the u.k. which is emerged as the problem in recent weeks the republic wants guarantees it will remain open with no return to a so-called hard border but if the british really are intent on leaving the customs
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union and the single market as well as the e.u. itself then how will they meet irish demands tourism a has been negotiating on two fronts on the one hand he's been hammering out a deal with the twenty seven countries in brussels but he's also had to talk to politicians here in westminster he needs to be sure that a majority of m.p.'s will support any deal that he brings back. the prime minister called to ignore a small party from northern ireland who give her that majority in parliament these unionists are opposed to concessions on the irish border which they fear could undermine northern ireland's future in the united kingdom. we have been very clear northern ireland must leave the european union in the same time as the rest of the united kingdom and we will not accept any form of regulatory divergence which separates northern ireland economically or politically from the rest of the
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u.k. when the. you know they still believe breaks it can be stopped that seems unlikely but the faltering negotiations on the government's weak position mean that almost eighteen months after the u.k. voted to leave you not much about the future is clear at all part of the phillips al-jazeera westminster. got only years former vice president arroyo homecare us has been refused bail in spain his party says the move is politically motivated to stop him from running in regional elections this month here on with another former cabinet member and two leaders of processional civic groups face charges of sedition six other ex cabinet members have been released on bail that's one of the lesser known migrant routes across europe but since many land borders were closed and the refugee deal signed between the e.u. and turkey the greek port of petrus has seen
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a huge increase in activity to know how takes an exclusive look at the desperate measures young men are taking to board ships illegally bound for italy. the game begins when the trucks arrive on the outer perimeter police patrols inside the fence the harbor guard. the goal for hundreds of young men playing cat and mouse like this every day is to find a secure hiding place aboard a truck in the hope of being driven on to one of the ferries bound for italy. some imagined better life lies beyond across borders now closed where once refugees were welcomed in their hundreds of thousands. it must be a life better than this surviving between bouts on the harbor for caught in old warehouses on the sea front. little is left of what normal life
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once was this is a picture of every day life for the dozens of men perhaps hundreds more in deserted warehouses close to report wake up eat pray and then run for the trucks and then repeat and repeat again and again. mostly single men from pakistan and afghanistan they fight nightly battles with moroccans and algerians in another warehouse nearby all have the same relentless ambition after sharm from lahore has tried twenty times to board the trucks sixteen year old amir saw hail also from lahore twenty four times and counting in a few hours they will try again. outside a medical charity attends to the sick and injured the majority of the injuries these guys get. when they're on the fences or trying to run away from the police or cut my hands on the gentleman this morning was talking about a military individual that smashed his hand very well then he's going to send the
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hospital to a pressure is broken. spotters on the roof send word that trucks are arriving for the next ferry sailing and so the game begins again. like a human tide they search and then recede journal al-jazeera at the port of pop trust greece the palestinian authority is calling for emergency talks on the possibility of the u.s. moving its embassy in israel from tel aviv to jerusalem president donald trump is expected to make a decision this week he may stop short of moving the embassy and instead declare that the u.s. will recognize jerusalem as israel's capital arab states and palestinians oppose either move saying it would seriously damage the peace process french president emmanuel michel spoke to trump on monday and says he's worried about the u.s. acting unilaterally for a force that has more from outside the u.s. consulate in west jerusalem and also reaction from the city's occupied east.
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changing the status of this consulate here in jerusalem to an embassy was one of the key campaign pledges as far as donald trump's foreign policy went during his presidential campaign it has though butted up against the realities of the political situation here as he also tries to implement tries to come up with a peace plan that would be suitable to both sides his key man on this jared cushion his son in law said on sunday that the americans understood the palestinian red lines that president trump was examining all the facts before he made a decision on whether to move the embassy from tel aviv to here but now we have this other potential major obstacle as far as the palestinians are concerned an announcement on wednesday which could see the united states whatever the status of this consulate in the short term recognize jerusalem as the capital of israel the
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palestinian president mahmoud abbas has said that that would threaten the entire peace process but not as an issue. i don't think that this will happen the arab and muslim world should stand against it. but when trump says something like this he should take responsibility for the consequences this is not just the palestinians this will spill over to other countries that's very much the reaction coming from the palestinian leadership as well that this would not just threaten the peace process also it would threaten stability in the wider middle east privately palestinian officials are also talking about this potentially being an opportunity a way to break with the united states before any trump plan is announced and reset the nature of the relationship between the u.s. and the palestinians but if that is the case it doesn't seem to be an opportunity that they're really welcoming given how hard mahmoud abbas and his team are working to try and head off this decision before it happens there have been all sorts of bilateral contacts with other powers in the region of these i mean conference the
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arab league there is a huge effort to stop donald trump from making this announcement on wednesday now all eyes are on washington to see what happens and what the consequences of it might be. the u.s. supreme court will allow the trumpet ministration to enforce its controversial travel ban fully until an appeal against it is heard agree extends the band to people from six muslim majority countries plus venezuela and north korea who already have family members living in the u.s. federal appeals judges are hearing arguments this week on the legality of trump's plan at all times a lawyer says he cannot be found guilty of obstruction of justice because of his rights as u.s. president over the weekend trump posted a tweet that implied he knew his four advisor had committed a felony when he directed the f.b.i. director to go easy on him our white house correspondent kimberly halkett explains all. is the president of the united states above the law or is the question being
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debated in washington following a barrage of weekend tweets by donald trump comes after former truck national security advisor michael flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the f.b.i. on friday in the ongoing investigation into russian meddling in the u.s. election hillary clinton was many times we are nothing our friends or when you are right and they destroyed his life i think it's a shame on saturday this tweet went out from trump's personal account i had to fire general flynn because he lied to the vice president and the f.b.i. many believe that tweet about firing flynn amounts to an admission of obstruction of justice suggesting truong knew flynn had committed a felony and when he reportedly asked the former f.b.i. director to drop the case again when trump's lawyer john dowd later said he said the tweet out from traumas personal account and on monday dowd argued the laws of
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justice do not apply to the president he told one u.s. news outlet the president cannot obstruct justice because he's the chief law enforcement officer and has every right to express his view of any case for my birthday the indication but others disagree point to another president richard nixon who in the one nine hundred seventy s. used the same defense after he resigned for his role in the watergate scandal when the president does it that means that it is not illegal but experts say trump could be in serious legal trouble he is not as some people have tried to suggest above the law but regardless of the criminal case president trump can indeed be charged in articles of impeachment with obstruction of justice indeed some members in congress are looking into that possibility and may even introduce articles of impeachment by the end of the year kimberly hellcat al-jazeera washington.
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israel has reportedly fired missiles into syrian territory near damascus syrian state t.v. says the military intercepted three missiles which were targeting a military facility northwest of the capital and international human rights group is accusing the congolese government to recruiting more than two hundred exiled rebel fighters to help suppress protests human rights watch says security forces killed dozens of people during demonstrations against the president joseph kabila in december twenty sixth teen i destroy is central africa director at human rights watch she says the recruits were ordered to crackdown on peaceful protests late last year as we were approaching the end of president joseph kabila is constitutionally mandated to term limit on december nineteenth two thousand and sixteen there was increasing pressure on the road to step down from office his future the country's future was uncertain and during this period senior congress
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security force officers were created and twenty three fighters secretly from the ants in uganda and rwanda and deployed them to congo where they were integrated into congolese army police and republican guard units and they were given explicit instructions to crack down on peaceful demonstrators and any other threats too could be it was caught on power we don't know now you know if there is there use for the crackdown on demonstrations as an ethnic element or if it's just because could be you have felt he could rely on them and he thought they would risk you know be reliable in terms of repression against protesters. the first and final super moon of twenty seventeen has been captured by star gazers across the world the phenomenon occurs when a full moon reaches its closest point to earth and appears larger and brighter than normal it was seen at dawn near bali's erupting volcano at dusk in central spain
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and lighting up the night sky in china's capital beijing. one of the top stories on our jazeera. who ruled yemen for more than three decades and played a pivotal role in the ongoing civil war has been killed by who see rebels his convoy was attacked at a checkpoint outside the capital sana'a it comes just two days after he publicly broke off ties with his former who thea lies to intense street battles that have killed at least one hundred twenty five people in a televised statement the leader who feels accused of being a traitor who is trying to flee to saudi arabia. the u.n. says fighting and saudi led air strikes have intensified in santa and many streets are blocked by tanks humanitarian operations including flights to and from the
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capital have been suspended the u.s. is also repeated its call for all parties in yemen to reenergize political negotiations. yemen's ousted president obama so hard he is also weighed in calling on all yemenis to revolt against the who sees. and i call upon all of you with an open heart and a strong will determine your page and to get rid of such a nightmare let's put our hands together to end the control of these criminal gangs and to build a new united yemen. britain and the european union of failed to reach an agreement on brics it withdrawal terms ahead of a summit of e.u. leaders in ten days time from its a two reason made missed differences remain on a number of issues including the status of northern ireland it is from the gulf cooperation council states of iraq and kuwait for a summit that could redefine the future of the block is the first such meeting
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since saudi arabia bahrain and the u.a.e. qatar is with fellow member cata back in june human rights watch is accusing the congolese government of recruiting more than two hundred exiled rebel fighters to help suppress protests against president kabila in december twenty sixth seen today with us watching as year is up next why for now. this month the international campaign to abolish nuclear weapons will receive the nobel peace prize but what the week's right in a series of special reports al-jazeera examines the state of nuclear proliferation around the world.


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