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for my headquarters here in doha also coming up some arab leaders come under fire as the anger grows against president donald trump's jerusalem decision. i was forcibly. during our first introduction speaking out several women have accused the us presidents of sexual misconduct call for a congressional investigation. and rays of hope in greece recession led to a revolution in the use of solar power. from the jerusalem crisis to the war in syria the russian president vladimir putin has been staking his claim in the middle east on
a whirlwind tour of the region first stop was a surprise visit to a strategic air base in syria's latakia province that's where mr putin ordered a partial withdrawal of his troops from syria he then flew on to cairo for planned talks with the egyptian president. before doubling back and heading north to ankara for a meeting with the turkish leader for a chip time my mother has the story of a warm welcome for russian president vladimir putin in the tuckers cup it's all on . its final destination in these whistle stop two he has been to syria and egypt to all in one day. kremlin says the trip is meant to strengthen russian ties with these nations in ankara president putin an add on what you've got to showcase improving relations between their countries they both criticized president all trumps decision on jerusalem to work militia. should both russia and turkey think that the decision of the us to recognize jerusalem as the capital of israel
is not helping to solve the situation in the middle east it is destabilizing it and it can wipe out the prospect of peace a mediocre bulis utilitarian to tune in could. the u.s. decision to recognize jerusalem as the capital of israel has caused outrage in the whole world it has caused disappointment and it is an irresponsible step to take it as a result the heightened tensions are obvious putting an ad on also discussed bilateral issues including trade tourism and joint energy projects relations between iran will score have come a long way since november two thousand and fifteen when turkey doand a russian fighter jet the two didn't see eye to eye on most issues regarding syria but still have differences on the future role of president bashar assad and the issue of syrian kurdish fighters the wife e.g. put in began his wall when chip in syria the fust time the russian president was
that the country since the start of the war the ill is seven years ago he was greeted by senior officers and warmly embraced by president. potence forces have been helping his troops is two thousand and fifteen when the syrian government was on the brink of collapse in a speech put in declared victory over what he described as terrorists and amounts to a partial pullout of his soldiers from city. to the general command i give this order russia's military presence in syria has come to an end the motherland awaits you friends safe journey i thank you for your service put in also pledged to continue to support syria militarily by keeping some of his forces on the ground he then departed for the egyptian capital there he met president of the fatah. the leaders have been strengthening ties in vicinities put in and says he also signed a deal on nuclear power the growing ties between russia and the second largest
recipient of u.s. military aid after israel egypt could potentially strained relations between cairo and washington and yet another sign of putting attempts to expand russia's influence across the middle east mohammed at all just unka. the anger over the u.s. decision to recognize jerusalem as the capital of israel is still going strong thousands of hezbollah supporters took to the streets of lebanon chanting death to america has son the group's leader accuse some arab countries of supporting the united states and all arabs to unite against america at that level you know. that we are all in this war we have all experienced our brothers in gaza any demonstrations no matter how big or small only give more resistance or make us feel that we are not alone the american israeli resolution which is supported by some arab countries the aim of it to clear the palestinian cause that's the danger that
the palestinian people face we should confront it the nation as a whole should confront this dangerous american project and try to impose a solution for the palestinian people. the iranian president says his country is ready to restore ties with saudi arabia if it stops bombing yemen and cuts ties with israel her son rouhani made those comments during a speech in parliament on sunday tehran and riyadh seven diplomatic relations in january of last year after iranian protesters attacked a saudi diplomatic mission demonstrators were angry over the killing of a prominent shia cleric in saudi arabia. we want to think from saudi arabia stopping their own friendship the same is stop think in human badness of human we have no other problems. let's get established and have good relations they should be there once it was tough for these palestinians have been protesting in gaza against a visit by a bahraini delegation to israel the bahrain news agency says the trip by an
interfaith group is a personal initiative but israeli media reported its part of efforts to strengthen ties between israel and the arab gulf states alan fischer reports now from occupied east jerusalem. that zoe behind the bahraini delegation has kept a relatively low profile since arriving at the weekend the time zone interview requests twenty five people from makes me think loop city want to build peace and cooperation the visit was organized by a jewish group the simon wiesenthal center in los angeles but one expert says the timing sends a terrible message as that ali is they were trying to. there's. in the media there. this group coming from bahrain and all kind of relation. with the arab world is the usual routine protests across jerusalem in the occupied west bank says donald trump and i used his unilateral decision that the u.s. would recognize jerusalem as the capital of israel has been widespread condemnation
across the world to the group says its trip had been planned for months it was reported locally that the bahraini delegation wanted to visit them. while they were here a senior official at the mosque said that given the trip was facilitated by the israelis they would not be welcomed. porson social media suggested the group was heading to gaza it sparked protests at the crossing with israel with locals determined to block them there's no confirmation the group ever planned to visit gaza one palestinian political analyst believes the bahraini visit is part of a bigger global picture anyone but in maybe a moderate also will they begin to be many because this is something wanted to go in there one to two. to meet in relation with israel and the many against iran because the media merely going to be notoriously in that's difficult for us the bahraini delegation include sunni and shia muslims christians or hindu under
sikh they will leave on wednesday alan fischer al jazeera in occupied east jerusalem palestinian anger at the u.s. decision on jerusalem hasn't only been directed at washington palestinian leaders are facing growing condemnation from their own people for straight after living under israeli occupation for decades reports now from the occupied west bank. he has witnessed every clash for the past three years as so many have erupted near the petrol station where he works he doesn't join in but understands the motivation especially after trying to stick liberation over jerusalem. so yeah it was a real bad feeling for everyone it's like an insult but i want to be able to do anything at all either has only been to dru's a limb twice that's how often israel has granted him permission still like every palestinian he considers it the only capital for a future palestinian state this is the closest point to jerusalem many palestinians
can reach even though the city is less than a half hour's drive from this checkpoint but to go through it they need special permission from the israelis and that's very difficult to come by. well cohen is from jerusalem he lived abroad for several years but decided to return home so his wife and children could get their residency twenty years later his daughter who is still waiting for hers. i don't have an id i don't have any proof that i'm a living human being i might not get my papers but i'm holding on to my rights best can't refute trump's decision he wants me to american vice president but what else can he do the palestinian authority has come under criticism for being too lenient it was established after the oslo accords and many say it should be dissolved since they agree mint has gone nowhere it's easy to say throw it away it's not something that you threw away this is an achievement the issue is you have to capitalize on it their issue is that you should not accept what is. this or sort of you to be
when i say a service provider i don't want this or corrupted to be a service provider only for the people that believe they can do that mahomet's abound there has traveled far and wide but never set foot in the holy city despite repeatedly applying for a permit he thinks that palestinians now need new blood and then you vision we have resistance movement in gaza the did nothing we have who believe in peace and they. did nothing for us that's mean we want to find a number of choices what is the tone and who's claim that he is leader for palestinians should find this choices perhaps for him as leaders cartoons express better than words how palestinians feel these days the peace process was a radius shipwreck trump killed it with the help of arab leaders who are
a dimmer see of the united states and jerusalem was ultimate christmas present what up that have made al-jazeera in the occupied west bank. three women accusing donald trump of sexual misconduct are calling for a congressional inquiry into his behavior they say given widespread investigations into the actions of other politicians it is only right that the u.s. president be investigated as well as our white house correspondent kimberly help it . it's not the first time americans are hearing from jessica leads samantha holby and rachel cooks and their allegations against donald trump of sexual misconduct are new but they say each of their interactions with trump was violating and similar i was forcibly kissed by mr trump during our first introduction as he walked around looking at us like we were his property he jumped all over me the women first publicized their claims of trump's sexual aggression during the twenty
sixteen us presidential election campaign and were dismissed by trump as false even after the two thousand and five video emerged of him publicly bragging about groping women grandmothers but much has changed since trump selection victory triggered by the resignation of hollywood mogul harvey weinstein a series of celebrities businessmen and politicians have been forced to step down facing similar allegations the white house has once again responded calling the claims against the president politically motivated disputed by eyewitness accounts and even falls the people of this country at a decisive election supported president and we feel like these allegations have been answered through the process but on sunday another member of the trump administration said trump's accusers deserve a platform i think any woman who has felt violated or felt mistreated in any way
they have every right to speak up river horn my wife must know the women are speaking up in advance of a critical senate vote on tuesday trump is campaigning for republican roy moore who's been accused of similar conduct it's yet another reason three congressional democrats are calling for the president to step down and trump's accusers are calling for an investigation but this analyst says that's unlikely. given the current political climate trump has a base he has a constituency it's about a third of americans who have deep faith in him who see them who see him as representing their views of defiance of the political establishment and they're going to stand by him no matter what that's why these women and others say they'll continue to speak out until they say trump is investigated and they hope forced to resign kimberly helped get al jazeera washington still to come here on al-jazeera.
high drama outside the courthouse in kiev the opposition leader mikhail saakashvili is set free. and rising fortunes for a bit coin but how bright so is the future overall for this but still currency. hello there we're seeing yet more snow over parts of north america this latest batch of wintery weather though is where it should be and that's in the northern parts of our map is being gradually working its way eastwards and for some of us around the great lakes we see some fairly heavy snow in that snow edging its way towards the eastern parts of canada and the eastern parts of the u.s. as well last system will then continue its journey north woods there as we head through wednesday so so some of us in the eastern parts of canada on monday to see
some heavy snow elsewhere they're staying fine and dry the air for many of us very dry and of course that's not going to help in the fight against the wildfires a bit further towards the south and here we do have this did larry of cloud that stretches all the way down towards costa rica that's where we're seeing some of the heaviest of the downpours and further north we're up we're also seeing some showers but generally they're a little bit more scattered and we all seeing some sunshine in between the downpours a bit further towards the south a most of the showers here are across brazil very heavy showers his stick stretching all the way across the east coast salvador so catching up quite a few for the south where the temperatures have been you know yelling for someone as ari's we were up to around thirty three degrees now twenty eight degrees will be our maximum but we're back up again as we head into wednesday this time to thirty to.
a surprise visit to a syrian air base and also visit egypt and turkey where he joined president won in condemning the united states for its jerusalem declaration. thousands of protesters have rallied lebanon against the u.s. decision on jerusalem mass demonstrations were called by the hezbollah leader hassan nasrallah. three women accusing the u.s. president of sexual misconduct calling for a congressional inquiry into his behavior they say given the widespread investigations into the actions of other politicians it is only right that he be investigated as well in the past week two democrats and one republican have resigned over sexual misconduct allegations. let's get more on our top story the russian president's middle east push. is a fellow at the washington institute focusing on russia's policy in the middle east she says putin has put syrian leader bashar al assad in the best negotiating position since the war broke out. certainly he has accomplished much of what he
wanted and that is inserting officially putting russia back in the middle east map keep in mind that he protected assad in multiple ways from the very beginning when protests broke out against assad in march two thousand and eleven so this didn't just you know sort of happened out of the blue in september two thousand fifteen but certainly the intervention was a game changer and two years now. he's firmly entrenched russia in the region. has his aim was to expose the west as we can to sort of to to present himself as someone who succeeds where the west had failed. and you know and to reduce western influence in the region to reduce u.s. led influence in the region. the un says north korea's human rights violations are on the rise while the country focuses on its nuclear and missile tests the security council discussed reports that some thirteen million people have been hit by severe
food shortages are the concerns of prison torture and controls of the freedom of movement mike hanna has more. this was the fourth annual discussion of human rights abuses in north korea and on previous occasions china attempted to move the talks behind closed doors arguing that public discussion could undermined any attempts to renew dialogue but it failed to get the nine votes necessary and the talks went ahead in public among those who addressed the council was the un's political chief who warned often under reported looming humanitarian disaster the d.p. r. k. is a forgotten crises on the global humanitarian agenda an estimated eighteen million people that is seventy percent of the population are suffering from food insecurity. and then and
a half million people representing forty one percent of the population are undernourished a number of victims of human rights also addressed the council as did the high commissioner for human rights who spoke of a prison system that could only be described as horrific torture is widespread in detention centers overseen by the ministry of state security and the ministry of people security detainees who work in mines or infrastructure projects in conditions of severe deprivation people held in these camps have told my star for being beaten by prison guards or other inmates and being fed so little they barely survive there will be a ministerial level discussion in the security council on the issue of north korea and disarmament on friday and the un envoy who's recently visited north korea will also be briefing the security council in the days ahead. now the opposition
politician we call saakashvili has been released from detention in ukraine the former georgian president was arrested on friday accused of conspiring to topple ukraine's leader petro poroshenko allegations he denies his journal. following large demonstrations on sunday supporters of opposition figure in ukraine mikhail saakashvili confronted police outside a courthouse in the capital kiev. inside of a plastic defendant's box the former president of georgia saakashvili responded to allegations that he conspired to topple ukraine's president the chocolate billionaire petro poroshenko there is room for a very simple. there. we place oh wait for the right. are fed up with other event of ukraine wants an ally. saakashvili accuses him of
failing to fulfill the anti corruption promise that was central to mass street protests in two thousand and fourteen against the then russian backed government a prominent backer of the street uprising saakashvili had been rewarded with ukrainian citizenship and the governorship of the western odessa region now he and his supporters many of them soldiers return from the front lines in the country's east are demanding poroshenko zim preachment. i think we have forty enough we don't want any more wars or bloodshed but if it does not do what he is obliged to do and uses force against us then we will respond adequately the man who led former soviet georges rose revolution who then georgia's leader fought an ill fated war with russia denies plotting with russian businessmen to overthrow poroshenko. the latest dramatic chapter in saakashvili korea saw him arrested on a kiev rooftop last week before being freed by supporters from
a police van and then rearrested. now released pending trial he places a possible five years in jail jonah how al-jazeera. the u.s. president donald trump has reiterated his call for urgent immigration reform attack on one of new york's busiest kmita hubs misfired a man was arrested with a pipe bomb strapped to his body which went off in the subway near times square the bangladeshi national who's been identified as a twenty seven year old. was injured in the blast which happened at the height of the morning rush hour three other people suffered minor injuries let's be clear as new yorkers our lives revolve around the subways when we hear of an attack on the subway is incredibly unsettling. and let's be also clear this was an attempted terrorist attack. thank god the perpetrator did not achieve is ultimate goals.
thank god our first responders were there so quickly to address the situation to make sure people were safe. the increasingly popular digital currency bitcoin has made its debut on a major u.s. exchange on monday futures trading at the virtual money started on the chicago board of exchange interest was so high that the board's website crashed because of heavy traffic patrick oh hey now from washington. we all know money we can see it touch it if you wanted to even smell it. and we know roughly its value the buying power of the dollar for example doesn't change all that much it's backed by the u.s. government is the exact opposite it doesn't physically exist but lives virtually on a secretive computer system but now bit clyne can also be compared to corn even pigs. because it has been traded in the chicago board of exchange meaning just like
the price of food traders can now legally place bets on whether the price will go up or down in the future for the most part the value of bitcoin is only going up and up and up again. what is because when bitcoin first invalid in two thousand and nine it was worth less than a penny for a few years one bitcoin could buy you a cup of coffee but since two thousand and sixteen a huge spike when it debuted on the exchange its value was listed at more than fifteen thousand dollars for one bitcoin meaning if you add up all the big quine's out there it would be worth more than the economy of new zealand something the head banker there said in a local interview won't last long that looks remarkably like a bubble fall into my. way of saying them in the. in the centuries of saying bubbles in this appears to be a bit of a classic case right now because owners are limited in where they can use them there are some restaurants and online stores that will take them and there are few
places to turn them into cash but those are few and far between and there is another risk besides the volatility even if you do. time last week right we were still seen a number of large tax seventy million dollars was stolen from that point my last week and so security is still a concern volatilities concern and generally i would still advise people if you are going to bast only put into this what you are willing to lose meaning your money can be stolen and there's no one to complain to and there are also concerns about the amount of energy the computers that run the bitcoin system use one report says it's as much as the entire country of denmark but even with that it's clear especially today the price of bitcoin will go way up and way down but it's not going away pedicle hain al-jazeera washington necessity is the mother of invention they say and during greece's deep and lusting recession the country with abundant
sunshine turned to new cheaper sources of power a massive increase in solar energy means the country will not meet its emissions targets under the paris climate change accord john psaropoulos has more from sonny lafferty of. greases solar revolution came from the countryside forty two thousand homes like this one turned their power bills into checks from the power company by selling electricity back to the grid to pension of. an extra nine thousand dollars a year have made a difference they don't it's my pension all over again without it we'd be printing our pennies in this economy it means i can help my children my daughters in school my son is unemployed my wife doesn't have a pension over five years household installed three hundred and seventy five megawatts of generating capacity equivalent to a mid-sized power station and that's not counting farmers who turned over their land to larger scale production or industrial installations in solar and wind power
both of which greece has in abundance but the government quashed this revolution in twenty fourteen strapped for cash it cuts the rate at which the grid bought power from homes from fifty five cents per kilowatt hour to under twelve cents but twenty fourteen law effectively removed households from the renewable energy market until then more than four thousand homes would install solar panels on their rooftops each year but in that year the number fell to just sixty three and it has never recovered. a new bill now aims to bring the solar revolution to the cities where more than half the population lives by encouraging groups of five or more homeowners to install solar panels but the twenty fourteen rate cut still haunts people like voto whose proceeds fell by half. then as they are i'm not sure whether the broken promises of the past make it possible for investors to go forward today
we're talking about an investment of about seventy thousand dollars the bill quotes a guarantee purchase price but there's also a clause allowing the environment minister to change that price can someone trust that after an entire solar economy collapsed because of a law greece still depends on fossil fuels for two thirds of its electricity that's because its power stations burn imported oil and lignite coal it's only abundant native fuel but lignite use has hovered in the past ten years while renewables have doubled to thirty percent of the electricity supply if policy is consistent greeks have shown they will reach for the sun jump zero plus al-jazeera. to dip into the website it's always there for you twenty four seven al-jazeera dot com is the address you need there our top story about vladimir putin.
welcome if you're just joining us you're watching al-jazeera live from doha your headlines the russian president vladimir putin has ordered the withdrawal of some troops from syria after two years of fighting there he made the announcement during a surprise visit to a syrian air base and also went to egypt and turkey where a joint is turkish counterpart in condemning the u.s. for its declaration of jerusalem as the israeli capital thousands of protesters of rallies in lebanon against that u.s. decision on jerusalem mass demonstrations were called by the hezbollah leader hassan nasrallah. at the levee they. had. we are all in this war we have all experienced us our brothers in gaza any demonstrations no matter how big or small only give more resistance and will make us feel that we are not alone the american israeli resolution which is supported by some arab countries the aim of it to clear the palestinian cause that's the danger that the palestinian people face we should confront it the nation as a whole should confront this dangerous american project and try to impose
a solution for the palestinian people the us president donald trump has reiterated his call for urgent immigration reform off an attack on new york's busiest commuter hubs misfired a man was arrested with a pipe bomb strapped to his body which went off in the subway near times square the bangladeshi national who's been identified as twenty seven year old. was injured in the last three other people suffered minor injuries let's be clear as new yorkers our lives revolve around the subways when we hear of an attack on the subway is incredibly unsettling. and let's be also clear this was an attempted terrorist attack. thank god the perpetrator did not achieve is ultimate goals. thank god our first responders were there so quickly to address the situation to make sure people were safe three women accusing the u.s.
president of sexual misconduct are calling for a congressional inquiry into his behavior they say given the widespread investigations into the actions of all the politicians it is only right that he be investigated as well in the past week to democrats and one republican have resigned to the sexual misconduct allegations up next as witness i will see you very soon. on counting the cost the gulf cooperation council although there's not much cooperation these days look at all the regions being affected by a pause in economic relations also the shocking numbers on the plastic economy oh m g twenty five years since the world's both texts and counting the cost at this time on al-jazeera.