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a hole through. the wall challenges there a life from a headquarters and i'm dating obligates also ahead the u.n. meets to the scots to iran's compliance of the twenty fifteen nuclear agreement it's. on the table. in the u.s. house republicans celebrate a sweeping tax reform bill and barely an hour later the senate tells them try again and we mark a year in captivity for a call the al jazeera journalist mahmoud has seen. saudi arabian authorities say they've intercepted a ballistic missile targeting the capital riyadh it's the third such attacks since november the fighters in yemen say they launched a missile targeting the royal palace. building used by king solomon was hosting
a saudi leadership meeting the crew of the save the attack was to mark a thousand days since the start of the war in yemen follows another launch on november fourteenth the fourth rather when i missile was fired from yemen towards riyadh king's college international airport and another missile targeted the southwest of the country before it was intercepted on december the first fence and monegan house floor. this is the moment hooty fire police take missile that was apparently shot down by saudi forces the yemen based toothy say they were targeting the allium of a royal palace which is west of the capital riyadh was a large group of saudi leaders were meeting there at the time including king solomon and crown prince mohammed bin sama and i think they were these wanted to make a statement that they're still up and running and that they're still fighting this fight the fact that you know in recent days and weeks there's been allegations that there were these are weakened by the split with ali abdullah saleh and that they
possibly you know would not be able to shoot missiles further into south territory but they proved otherwise the missile attack happened just hours before saudi arabia was due to announce its annual budget as well as members of the royal family senior ministers were also expected to attend a social media post from a government agency confirmed a missile had been intercepted but no casualties were reported in. the saudi the coalition which has been conducting air strikes again to the fighters in yemen for nearly three years for tell you that with more strikes in the southern part of the capital sanaa speaking on the group's t.v. channel who's the leader abdul malik of hooty said the missile attack marks one thousand days since the war in yemen started openly guess he saw today about again tool missile was launched the targeting earlier mamá palace in the heart of free city of saudi arabia this is our answer to them and the hold was the more crimes you perpetrated. more to run it kelly all on you will meet nothing but more
missiles. this isn't the first time you see missile attack on saudi arabia in november the international airport in riyadh was narrowly missed in the strike the saudi government has accused regional rival iran of smuggling missiles and technology to them via an allegation to run tonight. the war in yemen has created what the u.n. describes as the world's worst humanitarian crisis since the start of the conflict at least ten thousand civilians have been killed and millions are on the brink of famine and as the fighting continues many fear the situation on the ground could get worse since monohan al jazeera. well the u.n. security council has been discussing whether iran is complying with the twenty fifteen nuclear agreement the missile launch from yemen featured in the debate to michaela has more from the u.n. headquarters in new york the secretary general affirmed that iran was in full
compliance with its commitment to non-nuclear proliferation under the joint a comprehensive plan of action indorsed by resolution twenty two thirty one but he raised questions about the possibility that iran was moving conventional weapons across his border and concerns expressed by some of the security council members would lead them astray and by bronco looking at your gauge it would like to express its particular concern over the information and evidence connected with iran's supply of weapons and missiles to militias. encouraging them to use those weapons to target neighboring countries the us ambassador was adamant that the missiles recently fired at saudi targets were of origin including the most recent well we don't yet have sufficient and site into this particular attack it bears all the hallmarks of previous attacks using iranian provided weapons it is
only a matter of time before one of these missiles hits the target the secretary general said that the origin of the missiles is under investigation and the security council will be briefed at what he called the appropriate time but the russian ambassador was adamant that the u.n. is not empowered to monitor iran's development or deployment of conventional non-nuclear weapons moving was deliberately to pneumonia we once again need to draw your attention to the practice of the secretariat conducting investigations investigations for which the secretary has neither the authority nor the expertise such actions are carried out without the prey concerns. the security council are not legitimate and the information obtained in the course of such actions cannot be considered accurate and cannot be part of the report the russian ambassador rejected the u.s. suggestion that the joint comprehensive plan of action be renegotiated to include conventional weapons something that iran continues to insist it will not do the
scene is set for vigorous debate among security council members in the days ahead earlier on tuesday iran condemned the u.s. for accusing it of supplying the missile fired into saudi arabia from yemen last month to her and some in the swiss ambassador who represents u.s. interests in iran to pass on the message describe the allegation made by the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. nikki haley is irresponsible and provocative. meanwhile the saudi led military coalition fighting in yemen is being accused of killing at least one hundred thirty six civilians in just ten days the u.n. says they died between december sixth and december sixteenth these are the incidents the u.n. was able to verify so the number of casualties could be higher one attack involved seven air strikes on a prison in sanaa last week where forty five detainees were killed and the u.n. has once again warned that yemen is facing the world's worst humanitarian crisis
and is calling for the saudi led blockade on the country to be completely lifted. yemen is the the largest food insecurity crisis in the world recent humanitarian needs overview identified almost eighteen million people who are in need of support food wise the prognosis is not good if. the blockade is not fully completely lifted the interference no work is no reduced are taken away then the results and pushing back on call and pushing back on famine over the last six months from be lost. the u.s. senate is this gusting a contentious one and a half trillion dollar tax reform bill after a procedural error forced the u.s. house of representatives to vote on it again they'll do so on wednesday the bill had earlier easily passed the republican controlled house bringing president donald trump one step closer to his first major legislative victory.
but soon afterward senate officials declared that three items in the massive bill violate senate rules the senate is going ahead with the debate that's taking place right now and it's expected to vote on the bill soon well the bill is the biggest overhaul of the u.s. tax system in three decades it cuts the corporate tax rate permanently from thirty five to twenty one percent most personal taxation rates will also reduce but not permanently child tax credit will rise meaning around an extra three hundred dollars per child for families earning between twenty five and forty thousand dollars a year but there is little for those earning less than this it also includes loopholes for getting around state taxes or so-called death taxes. joining us from new york in the house is to revoke the tax reform gabriel as we're been reporting what's happening right now in the u.s. capital of washington d.c. is that the senate is still debating this contentious bill and it's after midnight
here on the east coast of the united states it's rare that the senate would be working this late into the night but that just gives you an idea of how important this bill actually is and it looks as though that the senate will vote at some point in the coming early morning hours of wednesday and if old things hold as we think they'll hold that the senate will pass it on a very narrow margin it would deliver a huge huge victory for donald trump as he is pushing this forward and the republicans pushing this forward saying that this bill this tax overhaul in their opinion will spur economic growth fear in the united states for years to come even though it's a victory for donald trump polls are showing us that the majority of americans either oppose or they're against this tax bill what are they concerned about. yes several things here's
a couple numbers that are important fifty five percent of americans are against this tax overhaul bill and a new poll by n.b.c. news here in the u.s. it just came out last few hours said twenty four percent of americans only twenty four percent say that this is a good idea so what is this about it's about two things number one is this bill was written pretty much in secret. and it just was made public last friday it's over seven hundred pages long and so tax officials are still trying to sift through this but what has been told to americans what is very clear is that this is going to be a tax. reconfiguration that favors big business favors corporations and favors the wealthiest americans at the expense of the middle class and especially working poor in the us the republicans will say eighty percent of americans will get a tax cut that might be true however the tax cuts for the working poor and for middle class americans are pretty low tax cuts only about two thousand dollars on
average compared to the big corporate tax cuts and they're not permanent they're only going to last a couple years and so a lot of americans see this is as not really something that will benefit them in the long term that's number one and number two is is this tax cuts are expected to add one point four trillion dollars to the national deficit here in the united states a lot of people looking at that is how is that going to help the economy eventual e to get tax cuts to people they got to cut somewhere else and a lot of people are looking at probably it's going to be cuts in services that middle class americans and working poor americans use so a lot of people really viewing this very skeptically as the senate person pursues this pursues this vote here in the coming hours ok gabriel is on the thank you. still ahead on al-jazeera we have the latest from the philippines where relatives continue to search for their loved ones lost after a tropical storm destroyed their homes.
it's a new leader and a new era in south african politics we get reaction to the election of ciro run. as it takes charge of the african national congress. and i was warming up in the levant surprised to say that this time the abilities look at where the cloud is coming from out of egypt the wind is driving it is at least some southerly component and temperatures forecast and actually in for example jerusalem beirut and baghdad orel five to eight degrees above the average but a warm bit of cloud not much else it's not the same in the anchors at six degrees buckaroos at tennis morris' where it should be and this is joining the winter weather is just pushing down through eastern europe will bring some rain to georgia
otherwise you're just talking about cloud that pushes through the cloud is still there stretching from northern egypt eastward through levant through iraq and into iran with those tensions still higher than they should normally be terrence at sixteen as an example for the sas so it's just quite the wind stops at twenty four degrees and they're often he feels pretty good riyadh's also a bit warmer than the average but mecca of course is orma still has a ways at about thirty three degrees. proper summer weather is returning to south africa we've had a day without proper showers there are some in the east still and if you take a day for the temp is around about the thirty mark inland you got a good scattering of thunderstorms to be honest that she anyway. news has never been more available it's a constant barrage of it with every day but the message is simplistic you have to
train the good logical rational people versus the crazy monsters and misinformation is rife dismissal and does not hold well documented accusations and evidence is part of genocide the listening post provides a critical counterpoint to trying to bring mainstream media narratives at this time on al-jazeera. to top stories on al-jazeera saudi arabia says it intercepted a ballistic missile targeting its capital riyadh yemen's forty fighters say they fired the weapon and were aiming for a meeting of saudi leaders it's the third such attack since november.
has condemned the u.s. for accusing it of supplying missiles to both the rebels the allegation was made by the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. nikki haley to run has dismissed the claim as irresponsible and provocative. the u.s. senate is voting on a contentious one and a half trillion dollar tax reform bill if it's passed it will bring president donald trump closer to his first major legislative when they're voting again after it failed to go through on tuesday because if a procedure old error. at least forty three people have died after tropical storm battered the philippines rescuers are recovering more bodies in areas devastated by landslides and flooding the storm hit the country on saturday forcing eighty eight thousand people to leave their homes jamila dogon has more from. bilirubin islands where many are still missing. we're going to rescuers there are at least five
bodies trapped in the rubble it's going to be difficult especially over the last few days when the incessant rains have hampered operations now president to do was on the ground a few days ago and promised to provide immediate assistance to families he said that he is from this area he is from this region and he feels very much connected to the people of and but there are questions as to not just the emergency response but the preparation for disasters like this one as you know. this region has always been bogged down by natural disasters one of the most powerful and devastating typhoon ever hit the country happened right here typhoon haiyan swept the eastern. with more than four years ago and left more than a thousand people dead and since then during the former president been a good and now under the time of president there have been a lot of discussions that effort when it comes to dealing with that we have a station but more importantly experts would like to see how the government is
doing when it comes to making communities far more resilient that they should not be much more reactive but much more proactive when it comes to preparing for disasters like this one the former chief executive of latin america's largest construction company has been freed early from prison after just two and a half years marcello as a breast was initially given a nineteen year sentence for his role in a massive international corruption scandal john holdren has more from saul paul. up to two and a half years in prison the man who was in charge of this company and behind the biggest corruption scandal in recent history has been allowed to exchange jail for house arrest here in sao paolo on the must settle the brush leadership his family's already powerful construction company became synonymous with brazil's rise what later immersion is it was playing politicians across latin america the lucrative government contracts for roads bridges and even world cup football stadiums the
graft was on such an industrial scale that it even had a bribes department even as must settle the brush leaves prison the ripples may by his heels continuing to spread the president approved is on the verge of being ousted off to his company to code aggression money while he was the economic minister ecuador's vice president is facing six years in jail off the taking millions in kickbacks all of rest officials have also said venezuelan president nicolas maduro except to campaign contributions in return for contracts all of this came to lie in part because marcello the brush and others agree to name names in exchange for more lenient sentences now who spend the rest of his ten year sentence at home but the man they call the prince's time as one of latin america's most powerful figures is over for now at least twelve people have died after a bus carrying cruise ship passengers overturned on
a highway in eastern mexico the bus was traveling towards the mayan ruins seven americans and two swedish nationals are among the injured police say they haven't established the nationalities of those who died. a mexican journalist who regularly wrote about drug trafficking has been shot dead at his son's school christmas party . was killed by a lone gunman inside his six year old's classroom in the southeastern city of. dozens of parents and children were present during the attack the thirty four year old had been part of a government protection program due to his high risk reporting he's the twelfth reporter to be killed in the country this year al jazeera journalist mahmud her saying has now been held in prison in egypt for a year he was arrested while visiting family in the country security services there say he is under investigation but have not referred him to court m.p.'s tell you of reports. for three hundred sixty five days mahmoud hussein has been held in an
egyptian prison the crimes he stands accused of range from incitement to broadcasting fake news with the aim of spreading chaos al-jazeera strongly denies all allegations against his saying and demands his immediate and unconditional release i think we have to continue our efforts in order to keep the egyptian and out of the prison totally is our colleague which percent before working at the network's headquarters in the kothari capital doha the same was based on al-jazeera is now closed bureau in cairo his family says his physical and mental health have deteriorated considerably over the past year and that he's being denied adequate medical attention for a broken arm my father is emotionally and mentally distressed because he feels that he is there and the dog sitting behind the bars without connecting and crying. and he's away from his children his family father his mother and he can't do anything
the coverage of hussein's case by egyptian media has also had a major impact on his family shortly after being arrested he was paraded on national television which branded him a terrorist my sisters and ground their face social stigma everything in their schools everyone calls them that they are sons and daughters of protest and they are not for flipping during egypt they are not safe each one of us is not safe. human rights groups and press freedom groups have condemned hussein's detention is the latest in a string of arrest by gyptian authorities targeting al jazeera staff in the country a year and a half ago ibrahim hello the former editor in chief of al-jazeera arabic was sentenced to death in absentia for endangering national security accusations he denies egypt also in prison al jazeera has bought her mohammed mohammed and peter greste on charges of spreading fall. news in
a case that was widely condemned by international media outlets and politicians alike they were freed after being held in prison for over a year it's unclear when or if mahmoud hussein will be released but the message to his egyptian jailers is the same from him his family and his employer. mood because journalism is not a crime n.p.r.'s guy at the al-jazeera headquarters in doha campaigning for catalonia parliamentary election has ended cattle and head to the polls on thursday for votes that could decide if their region breaks away from spain call panel has more from barcelona voters consider their options. it's a last brush before campaigning closes a rally for the separatist diaw c.-o. catalan republican left party former speaker of the regional parliament calm a fork adele is lucky to be here a tool she's free on bail for now but faces criminal charges for rebellion.
i don't think anybody that's alone imagine what was going to happen we could never have imagined that. after the october secession referendum prosecutors arrested key cattle and leaders for their role in organizing that vote and the spanish central government dissolved the capitol and parliament a front seat is left empty for party leader john kerry us judges refused bail and instead kept him in prison fearing he would use the hustings to rabble rouse thursday's parliamentary election isn't specifically about secession but it is the most polarizing issue voters will choose between parties who want catalonia to remain part of spain or others have clearly not renounce their goal of a breakaway republic veteran catherine politician artur mass hopes madrid look for compromise not confrontation if the central government. had the
real positive proposal for the cattle and people what they have to do to put that proposal on the table and to compare this proposal with the proposal for a real independent country but the necessary mother's riding high in opinion polls has little appetite for negotiating per cent right citizens party has backed madrid in its crackdown against the separatists she'll need to build a coalition but believes the only way to resolve the political turmoil is by beating the secessionists in the election we'll try to win we'll try to win and i think it is possible we we are seeing the pools and we see that it is it is not the new to appear. as the hours tick down activists from the left wing see you people know vital vote system up for grabs even in barcelona's backstreets their party is
small but was kingmaker in the last election they make for an easy political bedfellows they stand against spain in the monarchy and thermally in favor of a cattle and republic run by the working classes. al-jazeera barcelona qatar a central bank is investigating efforts to harm the country's economy by nations which have imposed a blockade the banks governor says attempts have been made to manipulate cats ours currency securities and derivatives markets abdullah been solid as a coordinated strategy by the blockading countries is to blame so the arabia the u.a.e. behind him and egypt cut diplomatic ties with qatar more than six months ago the curious cats are of backing terrorism a claim it strongly denies. five people have died during violent protests in the semi autonomous kurdish region in northern iraq eighty people were also wounded in the demonstrations which took place in the town of rani and there's also been wider
demonstrations across iraq in kurdistan thousands of protesters rallied against austerity and unpaid public sector salaries in many offices of political parties were also set on fire. the new head of south africa's ruling a.n.c. party is calling for unity after a bitter leadership election the country's deputy president cyril ramaphosa will take over as party leader from president jacob zuma tanya page been getting reaction from roma for rather post says hometown so what's up. several posts from soweto most people here are pleased he's the new president of the governing african national congress oh i'm so happy i'm so happy it's a good thing really it is that we were we're you know we wait now dealing with but now i am happy he may have left it's noisy busy streets behind to become one of south africa's richest men but some thought he'd never get his humble roots i think
you take the country to bits and every news business big groan i don't think is that he's been to school you know. he's you grew up he was born and grew up in so it so you know needs of the people and there are not many problems increasing numbers of south africans no longer vote for the a.n.c. which they feel has failed to deliver on its promise of a better life for all. over there is a pink eye. you know just think the new. leader. of the world but. to many people want a favorite of nelson mandela symbolizes the kind of leader they need after a decade of president jacob zuma scandals they think his business acumen will lead to a stronger economy millions on south africans live below the poverty line many of them
and in shacks like they and because economic growth is sluggish they simply aren't enough decent jobs so people can work their way up so generation after generation. this and the seemingly endless cycle several bongani makes a living guiding tourists through so we're so he thinks his namesake should do something about undocumented immigrants who are willing to work for less money in poor conditions in some south africans but he's a bit unsure about what i'm up or so even if. there was. a bar team. and you know all that kind of feeling that kind of vibe. everyone was excited to know but. at the end people in which. the a.n.c. voted for change and the expectations are high so i'm up also has
a lot to prove tanya page al-jazeera switch to south africa. the headlines on al-jazeera the u.s. senate is voting on a contentious one and a half trillion dollar tax reform bill if it's passed it will bring president trump closer to his first major legislative win so do you arabia says it's intercepted a ballistic missile targeting its capital riyadh yemen's with the rebels say they fired the weapon and were aiming for a meeting of saudi leaders it's the third such attack since november a lovely day and two missile was launched dark to palace in the heart of three yards city of saudi arabia this is our answer to them and the whole world the more crimes you perpetrate the board tyrannical you are you will meet nothing but more missiles iran has condemned the u.s.
for accusing it of supplying missiles to hold the rebels the allegation was made by the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. nikki haley to run is this mr claim is irresponsible and provocateur. meanwhile the un is accusing the saudi led coalition of killing at least one hundred thirty six yemeni civilians in ten days they died between december sixth and december sixteenth one attack involved seven air strikes on a prison in sanaa last week which killed forty five detainees five people have died during an austerity protest in the semi autonomous kurdish region of iraq eighty others were wounded in the town of rani. demonstrations have also been held in the kurdish city of sendai many thousands rallied against unpaid public sector salaries they set fire to the offices of political parties campaigning for catalonia as parliamentary election is drawing to a close kind of head to the polls on thursday for votes that could decide if their region breaks away from space at least forty three people have died after tropical
storm battered the philippines rescuers are recovering more bodies in areas devastated by landslides and flooding at least twelve people have died after a bus carrying cruise ship passengers flipped over on a highway in eastern mexico the bus was making its way to the mayan ruins seven americans and two swedish nationals are among the injured police say they haven't established the nationalities of those killed in the crash those are the latest headlines on al-jazeera stay tuned for the listening post that's coming up next. once welcome. fear. dividing a nation. al-jazeera explores germany's long term economic strategy of pursuing immigrants from the arab world to be. done soon the. money doesn't refute you get those people you would think. and germany and