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flying taxis megadeals. a look at the global aviation. here in the middle east. to the world to. this time. you need to understand a very different way where there are people thinking how can we don't leave. syrian rebels and their families and. under a surrender deal with the government. there
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are. also coming up. protests around iran hundreds of people demonstrate against rising prices. china's trade practices underscores remove steel export taxes. meet the haitian rubbish into political. syrian rebels and their families have started to leave an enclave in southwestern syria after making a deal with the government a convoy of buses has left from beit din near damascus traveling to the regions of the capital the rebels lost to the syrian government and its allies off to heavy fighting this month so no one has more from beirut. it is the last
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rebel pocket in the southwestern countryside of damascus it is a military gain for the syrian government and its allies they launched a massive military campaign two months ago the rebels were trapped in a small area they had no other choice really but to surrender we've seen this happen before intense bombardment and then program and forces impose a siege so the rebels have no choice but to surrender or die really but this is this the portents of this is not just a military game for the government it is again for iran iran expanding its influence in a corner of syria very strategic corner of syria it lies between the syrian israeli and lebanese borders which means iran's allies on the ground are moving closer to israel and israel really has been voicing a lot of concern about this as of late talking both to the russians as well as the americans telling them that they will not accept it round of moving closer to their borders in fact
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a few weeks ago they stepped up airstrikes in syria they weren't just targeting what they believed were arms convoys destined to iran hand ally hezbollah movement but what we understand one of those strikes targeted close to an iranian military base a base that that was being set up by iran and so it was a warning message from israel so not just another military gain for the government again for iran and possibly it could be a source of tension in the near future. there are calls for more protests in iran amid growing anger and frustration with the government hundreds of people took to the streets on thursday and friday in several cities water talented gas to disperse crowds in the west and. they also broke up demonstrations and rushed the previous a hundred second largest city of mashad protesting against the government's economic policies. economic indications in the country are good yes there
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is an increase in the prices of some products and the government is working on fixing the causes of the high prices some of the events that have taken place in recent days are said to have been because of the economy but there are other reasons the people behind what is taking place think they will be able to harm the government but when social movements and protests start in the street those who have ignited them are not always able to control them and i have seen me as a professor of middle east politics at the university of denver he says many iranians are frustrated about the lack of accountability from their leaders. it's really actually the linking of the iranians regional foreign policy in syria in particular with the economic grievances that many people are feeling internally with respect to declining or lowering economic standards of living many iranians particularly those in the you know middle class lower middle class the
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working class do not understand why billions of dollars i mean no one knows the exact figure because the details are not published but why iran has invested so heavily in regional foreign policy adventurism to the detriment of iran's own internal economic problems so i think that linkage has been made by the protesters it's one that's been on the agenda and it's a subject that really can't be internally discussed in a free and open debate within the public iran because those foreign policy decisions are made at the office of the senior the pure shit primarily the supreme leader and there's no accountability for those decisions in terms of where the money's being spent so i think that it's a particular source of grievance and we've seen those grievances aired on the streets of many cities in iran the hard line elements of the regime are going to probably blame the protests on foreign conspiracies the real question is what will the elected rowhani government do and say in the coming days in response to these protests particularly if they continue. i sill has claimed responsibility for an
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attack on a coptic church in a christian own shop in egypt at least nine people were killed and five others wounded in the shooting just south of the capital cairo the suspected gunman was injured before being arrested by police u.s. president donald trump has offered his condolences saying he stands united with egypt against terrorism short of palaces was. a program of coffins inside the virgin mary church on the outskirts of cairo the family members of eight different victims brought together by gunmen killing in the name of. this is the suspected attacker it's believed he's wearing a suicide vest first tee shot of the christian owned shop before moving to cairo's coptic mum in a church he opened fire on civilians and police officers outside who witnesses people inside closed the doors when they heard the shots. to be here. thank
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god they locked the door there were hundreds in sight if getting closer during that time it could have been worse than the track and the road to a mosque in china relatives piece together what had happened is they made outside the hospital. and. one woman was killed when she tried to help the attacker thinking he had full and they say he saw her across dangling from her neck and shot the little boy who she was asking him in the name of christ this something happened to you she will be worried about him or she gives him love and tenderness and peace in this world they need peace with gunfire you made peace with gunfire. as the ambulances left the funeral with their loved ones and size they were accompanied by armored vehicles and a sign of increased security for christians here it's the latest in a number of attacks on the christian minority in egypt which represents about ten
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percent of the population. the problem is that there is no clear counterterrorism and counterinsurgency policies so for dealing with this threat for a while egypt has been discontinuing the same blunders and same mistakes egypt has been under a state of emergency since i pro when suicide bombing struck two coptic church is killing at least forty five people on palm sunday i some also claimed responsibility for that attack the government deployed more security forces outside churches this month in anticipation of attacks over christmas i know nothing on new year's on joining our christmas every holiday every holiday they assemble these gifts oh god you are vengeful god egypt's christians have long accused the authorities of not doing enough to protect them at the most. one of the palestinian protests as engine in gaza on friday has died at least fifty
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people were wounded when israeli forces opened fire on the demonstrators thousands of palestinians across gaza and the occupied west bank took part in the protests for a fourth friday they're angry at president donald trump decision to recognize jerusalem as israel's capital. and earlier israeli tanks and aircraft fired on targets in gaza after rockets were launched at israel the army says its aerial defense system intercepted two rockets fired from the gaza strip on friday. the palestinian ambassador to pakistan has appeared at a rally called by the man's main suspect in the two thousand and eight mumbai attacks into an angry reaction from india and the people gathered in rawalpindi on friday of the u.s. decision on jerusalem it was organized by a conservative alliance linked to have to say a who's been designated a global terrorist by the u.s. and the u.n. delhi says it will take up the ambassador's appearance with thirty's india was among the one hundred twenty eight countries that have voted in favor of the un
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resolution rejecting jerusalem as israel's capital. china is to remove taxes on its steel exports in a move expected to raise trade tensions with the u.s. and europe china is the world's top still producer in two thousand and sixteen it exports more than one hundred million tonnes twice as much as its nearest rival japan the global seal sector is valued as an estimated nine hundred billion dollars with china exporting to more than two hundred twenty countries and territories the u.s. is worried that china's exports will undercut its own domestic production robert bride has more from beijing. until it was closed this was the biggest steel plant in beijing production got moved from here to a province outside the city as a way of reducing add pollution but it's the specter of idle mills like this that holds all of the world's steel produces and china or is the biggest given the oversupply of steel in the world right now china often gets accused of breaking the
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normal rules of trade by dumping that is selling its deal to the world for less than the cost of making it simply to keep its mills turning and the changes in the export taxes will add to suspicions in the u.s. and europe about china's trade practices from january the first to china will be reducing export taxes on some of its steel products making them cheaper and it will be cutting them altogether on things like steel wire and rugs at the same time it will also be reducing export taxes on fertilizers as a way of giving that industry a boost for its part to china denies the accusation of dumping pointing to the fact that in the past year it has reduced its deal exports by a third nevertheless there will always be the suspicion that china will always put the interests of its steel plants way above any international criticism meaning that the kind of trade tensions we've seen in the past year will definitely
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continue into twenty eighteen. so let. me take a look at what can be in store for zimbabwe in two thousand and eighteen after extraordinary change plus. a viral video in south korea has prompted a national debate about women in the workplace. hello and welcome back and look at the weather conditions across europe we've got a cold front pushing its way across more eastern areas ahead of it had some quite warm but things will cool off as a system pushes through the circulation across parts of greece and turkey and that's given some very heavy rain over the last twenty four to forty eight hours yet more snow for the else been an incredible season so far but behind it you can
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see we've got the westies coming in so it's looking pretty mild across parts of the u.k. and then into france temperatures well into double figures of the time we get through to sunday and see a bit of a thaw taking place there across the swiss alps anyway zurich coming in at eleven degrees madrid also seeing temperatures of eleven degrees and further east we're seeing some heavy rain affecting more central parts of turkey so move along the coast of north africa and we've got quite brisk winds coming in from the north so temperatures nothing special and quite a few showers being driven into the gulf of certain regions it could be some fairly heavy rain here in quite rough seas i would have thought colorado should fare quite well with temperatures twenty one but here to will find as our system moves further east the weather will begin to turn somewhat more unsettled so head into central parts of africa we still got fine conditions in many areas we have got some showers affecting japan and we could see wanted to force in deeper bill here twenty nine.
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again you know what your. top stories this. syrian rebels on the left an enclave
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in southwestern syria after making a deal with the government a convoy of buses from damascus has arrived in the region the rest of the buses are expected to reach shore. there are calls for more protests in iran amid growing anger and frustration with the government's economic policies rallies have spread to a number of cities in recent days. and the palestinian protests on friday has died of his injuries at least fifty people were wounded when israeli forces opened fire on the demonstrators who are angry over the u.s. decision to recognize jerusalem as israel's capital. families in western syria are beginning to arrive home off to enjoying years of displacement in camps across the country a temporary ceasefire has provided some relief from the fighting but there seems to be no diplomatic solution despite several rounds of talks of it has more. the common close to one in northwest syria is deceptive. the scenic village has
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business fierce fighting and now it's destroyed homes are unable to provide relief during the harsh winter. were some says he couldn't handle the conditions in the camps for the displaced and has decided to return despite the risks he's now content with the limited supplies he can get in his own village but not of a sane john out there we've come back after four years in displacement camps home sweet home nothing on earth compares to our lovely village we came back restored our house which was in ruins we also started to grow some wheat barley and more almost every syrian seems to have lost something and we were some also shares that loss as many of his friends and neighbors are gone. but his family is thankful for what they have and what they salvaged the northwestern part of hama provinces close to the course stronghold of the assad government rebel fighters were pushed out after months of fighting but a calm has prevailed since the attacks declined as part of
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a deescalation deal the bitter cold keeps most people indoors local see around six hundred families have returned took a stone and it isn't easy to resume their lives. that there's no electricity the village lacks basic services like sewage and even schools most of the residents found their homes in ruin but they were turned to bring life back to normal. elsewhere in hama province aerial and ground attacks have continued the government and its allies deny the rebels accusations of violating the deescalation deal. this is the moment fighters say they shot down a military aircraft in hama activists say assad's forces have continued their push on the border between hama and live provinces. rebel groups have rejected the talks in sochi proposed by russia after the geneva process feel to achieve a pub to peace and as temperatures drop further in the seventh winter of serious conflict the hopes of finding a solution from a big job read out as their. u.s.
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defense secretary james mattis is defending washington support of the saudi led coalition fighting hickie rebels in yemen says there would be more civilian deaths without u.s. involvement the comments follow a u.n. condemnation of the coalition's bombing campaign after more than one hundred civilians were killed by a strikes within ten days when speaking about the saudi led coalition massa's said we're going to continue to train them how to do how to target identification try to get their capabilities up in those areas we're going to continue to work with the pilots and explain how you do bombing runs that sort of thing anything we can do to limit the civilian casualties we will be doing we are going to try to make that's military of the saudis more capable of carrying out what they find to be their military necessity without killing innocent. now in the first part of our series looking ahead to twenty eight we report from zimbabwe next year voters will head to the polls after
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a series of extraordinary events that saw the military force longtime leader robert mugabe to resign many hope the outcome of the election will help to improve the economy and finally zimbabwe standing on the world stage homosassa reports from harare. after decades of economic stagnation high unemployment and a shortage of cash people hope things will get better in twenty eighteen robert mugabe resigned in november after the military intervened amos imminent war is the new president until elections are held while they wait for an election date to be announced they are registering to vote many here say they hope no matter who wins it will be a new beginning for zimbabwe oh and your country which is full of opportunities because you know i mean you college right now i'm studying and the reason why i'm studying is because i want to work so if i could complete my studies and then there's no work for me to do then. in the past elections have been marred by
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allegations of vote rigging and violence opposition leaders say the military and war veterans helped keep robert mugabe in power for thirty seven years the new commander of the defense forces says things will not be different and that the army will respect whatever zimbabweans decide at the polls as we prepare for the elections in twenty eighteen it is our wish that their company and they were doing so from the day takes place in an environment of peace and tranquility opposition alliance members say despite morgan tsvangirai health concerns he is their presidential candidate has cancer now that mugabe is gone they say they are confident about mixture we are only. believe that the next winnowing enemies are going underground or we are going to the next government this is why. publicly a credible voters role could help avoid another disputed election zimbabwe is compiling a new voters role in replace the old emanuel register opposition party say it's
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inaccurate and is dead people's names on it it is a commission says the plan to register nearly seven million people before elections in twenty eight as the bobbins prepare for those crucial elections they hope they'll be credible and violence free the international community has said if things go smoothly at the polls they will be eager to invest to help ease the crippling cash crisis that could mean discreetly needed jobs most people waiting in line under the age of forty many are unemployed but they say for the first time in a long while there is hope that maybe twenty eighteen is going to be a good year. for al-jazeera. and on sunday will look to syria's future after a year in which the syrian government recaptured large areas of rebel held territory many feel the war is nearing its end but what is the price of peace. spain's prime minister has dismissed the idea that ousted president could rule from
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abroad and made the comments on his end of the speech a week after catalonia separatist parties won back a majority in a divisive election is currently in self-imposed exile in brussels after he declared independence in october. it is absurd to try to want to become president of an economist's region while living abroad it is even more absurd to try to perform one's duties as president of an autonomy when you are abroad i really think that it's completely senseless it's not even a judicial or political issue it's just common sense i hope that we can quickly count on a government in catalonia that it's able to engage in dialogue and reach an understanding with all cattle and not just with half of them. a video that's gone viral in south korea has prompted a national debate about the treatment of women in the workplace it's highlighting harassment and off to work gatherings at a time when many people are celebrating the end of the year with their colleagues
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from so kathy novak reports. that. when these women became nurses this was not part of the job description video of them dancing at a hospital talent show was posted on social media prompting a national conversation about something not often openly discussed in south korea the treatment of women in the workplace these nurses didn't want their identities revealed fearing repercussions at work for the talent show we were forced to dance we had to wear indecent clothes and perform sixty dances on stage and we were embarrassed. she says hospital officials sat in the front row judging the performances and that refusing to participate wasn't an option unless she could find a colleague to take her place. in south korea because of the confucian tradition of respecting it's difficult to say no to superiors this type of power abuse has
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become normal. lawyer leonis says sexual harassment is a problem for south koreans of all professions especially when junior employees are expected to drink with their bosses after hours. a year and party is a common occasion for sexual harassment people expect women to pour drinks for men or for young and pretty women to sit next to older male bosses. drunk male bosses hug us and hold our hands during these company occasions but we can't say anything because they're our bosses in the most recent government survey the majority of those who say they experienced sexual harassment took no action among the reasons given were that they thought it would make no difference and that they would be disadvantaged at work. the government announced plans to impose harsher penalties for sexual harassment in november after a young employee at the country's biggest furniture company hun sen's accused colleagues of raping and sexually assaulting her the employment and labor ministry
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found the company failed to investigate the claims and fined hundred about five thousand dollars. as for the talent show a hospital spokesperson said it is planning to reform the dress code and is considering getting rid of it completely kathy novak al jazeera soul. doctors say former peruvian president for jim moret will continue to need medical attention and definitely protests as remain camped outside the hospital ways being treated. for angry over a decision to pardon for jean-marie who is serving a twenty five year sentence for corruption human rights abuses cruise current president petro public a chance issued the pardon on sunday on health grounds jamie but as a human rights activists and professor at the george mason university she says freedom always pardon can still be a challenge to. it is not the end of the story. yet and there are
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several different venues by which human rights activists are going to challenge the pardon one is in the domestic courts in peru and there are precedents a few years ago an associate of fiji mori actually a businessman the head of a large conglomerate media organization was heritage and he had been convicted of corruption and he'd been pardoned based on humanitarian grounds and a few weeks later he was caught on camera in a country club looking quite healthy and the constitutional tribunals overturned his pardon. and so there is a precedent for that kind of thing if a pardon is found to be fraudulent lee granted then it can be overturned by peru's constitutional tribunals and the other venue of course is the international says the interim heir him system and why why that is possible in this case is
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to do your list convicted for two for a series of human rights abuses to very important and emblematic cases the vireos out those massacre of one thousand nine hundred one and the enforced disappearance of nine students and a professor from the land to the university in one thousand nine hundred two well two of those cases receive sentences from to ensure american court which found a proven state responsible in order to prove best to get a process prosecute and punish those responsible and that gives the court the right to supervise the fulfillment of the terms of the sentence. artists and telling rubbish into politically infused art the resistance movement originates in the slums of the capital and puts a creative twist to everyday objects from the surroundings president reports from port au prince. in one of the poorest areas of haiti's capital port au prince a place where people live surrounded by trash. and part of
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a resistance movement against social inequality using art something you love to a little just fighting every time. you go to meet and it's just that. many of his cultures are based in what he describes as voodoo because of the special place the religious practice has in haitian history and society. all asian people because you don't forget asian people fighting for get your freedom because the first one to me the message here is that art can be done with anything if culture for example are done with all the vehicle parts bottles tori's and even some of them with human remains you can see right here this calls for example are from the earthquake back in two thousand and ten. an earthquake that killed more than three hundred thousand people the remains are from
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a mass grave in port-au prince. showing realities crucially ojo says he's using old clothes sent to haiti by foreigners in his latest painting with my objective is to show haiti to the world you are it is not only about voodoo but it is showing the talent and diversity that exists here and they send us old clothes and we send it back turned into art. this is a considered no go zone in the capital mariel were many foreigners do not want to go. but art has inspired some teenagers who say they would rather use brushes instead of weapons and it's you know i would love to become a good artist when i can paint something and do it perfectly. every year we charge morris bring some of the pieces from the artist to his hotel so tourists can take a closer look at the movement where you live in garbage that's the economy they have created an economy where you and your neighborhood your people your friends
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your family they live in garbage and you have taken this garbage and you've turned it into a beauty you've turned it into art you've turned it into messages. the work done by resistance artists has been displayed in museums around the world. but they say despite their success internationally life continues to be a struggle in the areas where they grew up. how will. prince haiti. you're watching out as there are these are top stories syrian rebels and their families have left an enclave in southwestern syria after making a deal with the government a convoy of buses from beijing near damascus has arrived in the southern region the rest of the buses are expected to reach shortly they are harder as more from beirut
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beit din is the last rebel pocket in the southwestern countryside of damascus it is a military game for the syrian government and its allies they launched a massive military campaign two months ago the rebels were trapped in a small area they had no other choice really but to surrender we've seen this happen before intense bombardment and then program and forces impose a siege for the rebels have no choice but to surrender or die there are calls for more protests in iran amid growing anger and frustration with the government's economic policies rallies have spread to a number of cities in recent days the biggest display of public dissent in iran since two thousand and nine. a palestinian protester injured in gaza on friday has now died at least fifty people were wounded when israeli forces opened fire on the demonstrators who are angry over the u.s. decision to recognize jerusalem as israel's capital as the fourth week of protests
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protests against the move. the an ambassador to pakistan is appeared in a rally called by the main suspect in the two thousand and eight mumbai attacks into an angry reaction from india thousands of people gathered in rawalpindi on friday over the us decision on jerusalem new delhi says it will take up the ambassador's apparent with palestinian authorities. u.s. defense actually james mattis is defending washington's support of the sound that coalition fighter who threw rebels in yemen masses says there would be more civilian deaths without u.s. involvement the comments follow u.n. condemnation of the coalition's bombing campaign after more than one hundred civilians were killed by as strikes within ten days. doctors say former peruvian present alberto fujimori will continue to need medical attention indefinitely protesters remain camped outside the hospital where he's being treated there demonstrating against the decision to pardon future mori who is serving a twenty five year sentence for corruption and human rights crimes peru's current
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president petro public issued the pardon on sunday on health grounds. those are your headlines we're back with another news bulletin header on al-jazeera after inside story. where. russia will hold presidential elections in march. and has announced his running for four term in office but with his base and a viable opposition this is inside story.


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