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perth for the second leg of south america told. a fashion dilemma in kenya as the import of secondhand clothes falls out of favor. and a major storm blows through europe killing at least nine people and disrupting traffic. the u.s. state department is urging turkey not to invade in syria turkish forces are massing on the border in preparation for action against the kurdish y.p. gee what turkey considers the y p g a terrorist group but its fighters have been a key ally for the u.s. elsewhere in syria stephanie becker has more now from. the turkish army is steadily increasing its presence along this stretch of the syrian border president. has been threatening to attack the kurdish run area of afeni. for almost
a week now there has been sporadic shelling. inside africa and thousands marched on thursday in protest to turkey's aggression in the of the north the goal of this large demonstration is to send a message to the world and especially to turkey concerning the turkish threats we will not be a fright. you know we came here to protest against the attacks on offering we will stand by offering an outreach to why. is one of three autonomy kurdish enclaves controlled by the syrian kurdish people why do party and its armed when the why p.g. turkey sees the why p.g. is an offshoot of the kurdistan workers' party or p k k which it together with the us in europe consider a terrorist organization but the white p.g. has been working with the us to push isolette of syria not enough rain but further east of the euphrates river the americans have never had a presence in africa but the russians do and after he has been relatively peaceful throughout this war and it hosts tens of thousands of internally displaced syrians
it will like you know africa has been there for quite a long time has never like you know was it a serious issue to threats or turkey but they are going to. probably needed these kind of nationalistic. you know rhetoric and potentially use its military in order to be able to gain more. with the upcoming elections in turkey so i think it comes to. you know set aside when it comes to the attention of tertian and into a friend tensions have been stoked further in recent days by the us announcement of a so-called border force which will be based east of the euphrates along the border with turkey and iraq and the wife will form its back not to the. united states and he supports a terrorist organization that threatens their kid can this be acceptable it is unacceptable and in excess. but u.s.
secretary of state rex tillerson says it's not a border force the u.s. role has been misplaced trade and turkey is owed an explanation he says the build up is aimed at countering the resurgence of eisel will be internally focused and is important for the stability of syria however that's not what others involved in syria's war think ankara to han moscow and damascus have all boys through opposition to the force once again it highlights the complicated nature of syria's war isis been pushed out of most of the territory that it once held and so the battlefield is becoming perhaps even more complicated with each side trying to carve out its fear of influence and it seems the syrians are the ones that hold the least sway of stephanie decker al-jazeera and. rex tillerson on the us it seems they've been sending mixed messages about the force they're planning in syria where the pentagon is saying one thing on the state department saying something very different a pentagon correspondent. the long term goals of u.s.
policy in syria have been a bit muddled but the secretary of state rex tillerson is trying to make one point crystal clear u.s. forces are not leaving the united states will maintain a military presence in syria focused on ensuring isis cannot reemerge our military mission in syria will remain conditions based its main focus training a local force but that has enraged turkey who see those they are teaching y p g fighters as a grave threat to their security turkey says that is why its forces are massing at the border prompting this warning from the u.s. we would call on certainly on the turks to not take any actions of that sort here's what caused the concern this statement from the u.s. military writing quote the coalition is working jointly with the syrian democratic forces to establish and train the new syrian border security force the same it repeatedly refers to training a border security force thirty thousand strong raising concerns in turkey that they
could have the thomas region now secretary tillerson says it isn't a border force that in his words has been mis portrayed mis described former u.s. ambassador to syria robert ford says that's ridiculous that the u.s. trained force would have course control the border they're just ignoring the turkish concern they know what their concerns are they just don't care basically they're making a bet that turkey will not walk too far away from its longstanding alliance with the united states they are making that that the us but in the turkey's leaders will be angry and not act whether that turns out to be true will depend in large part on what the leader of russia says not tillerson or trump pedicle hain al-jazeera washington. meanwhile syria's deputy foreign minister is threatening his government's forces will attack turkish jets flying over its kurdish region he made
the comment shortly before the turkish heads of intelligence on the army arrived in moscow to discuss the use of syrian air space. we warned that the syrian air defenses restored all its capacity and power and is ready to destroy turkish air targets in the skies of the syrian arab republic this means that in any case i think russian by particular air force it won't be made in easy. well the turkish journalist says the russian position is more relevant than the american stance of a free. then we look at offering often is under the russian influence so even turkish inspiration has been attacking in criticizing us for offering it really not make sense because from the beginning there have been no american military forces present there and a couple days ago americans saying that you know this has nothing to do does
even though today u.s. state department spokesman came out very strongly on called on turks not thing gage in wireless or not to in weight of free and very clearly told them not to do that so at this point turkish delegation general chief of staff and turkish a chief of intelligence in moscow today a kind of i guess the russian blessing for this offering operation and we have not heard anything about those meetings yet so for now the president seems to be very angry and wants to take out those elements who he sees them as threat to turkey so far it doesn't look like that turkey has any support from either the russia or u.s. or the western allies turkey's parliament has extended the country's state of emergency for another three months it's the sixth extension since the failed coup
in twenty sixteen the measures allow the president to bypass parliament by decree critics accuse the government of misusing its emergency powers to pursue all its opponents. pope francis has arrived in peru on the second leg of his south american tall leader of the roman catholic church was welcome to lima by peruvian president pedro public. during his trip is expected to meet indigenous people large parts of their homeland have been destroyed by a gold rush in peru's amazon rainforest marianna sanchez in lima and is following the pope's journey. well the pope arrived from chile just a few hours ago he was received welcomed at the airport by president bill publically teens keep his ministers and the archbishop of lima the pope then did a quick tour. of some of the streets in the center of lima with thousands of people cheering and welcoming him the pope will be spending the night in lima throughout
his visits but early on friday he will be heading to monday to an area in the amazon that is a very important this is for the pope francis is an area that has been devastated by these evil miners and the pope's been a champion of a healthy environment around the world will she refuses to be displaced is a place of very important for him and he will be meeting some of the indigenous communities members of the indigenous communities there he will be presiding a religious ceremony on sunday where a million and a half people are expected to attend before he heads back to rome about say some people have been protesting here the visit of the pope the vatican is protecting one man who is the leader or he was the leader of
a very important religious organization he's accused of committing sexual abuse against the young men and so before. the pope arrived in peru he asked the vatican to intervene this is a religious organization called the police whom however people are angry of the pope that this hasn't been done before and so people are protesting but the government has said that no protests will be allowed and that anyone protesting will risk being detained by u.s. ambassador to the united nations nikki haley's has met a group of african diplomats just days after president donald trump's derogatory remarks on immigration from the continent are diplomatic editor james bays has more from the u.n. in new york. this was the highest level meeting between an official of the trump administration and african nations ambassador nikki haley is not just the u.n.
ambassador for the trumpet ministration she's a member of the cabinet she was in damage limitation mode but she did not apologize i understand that she told the african ambassador she didn't know exactly what was said in that meeting last week in washington d.c. she simply said she regretted the political drama regarding what had been said she stress the long ties between the continent and the united states and the investment and contribution that the u.s. had made towards africa for example citing the sixty six billion dollars the u.s. has given since the year two thousand to fight hiv aids the african ambassadors thanked her for talking to them remember only a few days ago they were asking for attraction and a formal apology they said though that these comments are not only been heard by african ambassadors but also by the african people in african leaders and stressed
to her that african leaders will be meeting at an african union summit in the next two weeks and said it would be useful if president trump was to send a message to that summit and basta haley said she'll be going from here in new york to washington d.c. in the coming hours and she said she would relay that message directly to the president so far so break it out as here out when we come back as donald trump marks as first year in office we look at the impact of his foreign policies on the middle east. and we're at the sundance film festival where the militant movement is in a spotlight on its. from brisk news in few months. to the woman trying to use of southeast asia. how i we've had some rather unsettled weather into the east the sort of the
mediterranean recently now that see the process of making its way if east was heading towards the caspian sea but still a chain of clout there coming across in georgia pushing over tools the black sea still a chance of one of two wintry flurries coming in here looking rather nasty northern parts of syria could see some rather heavy rain as we go on through friday still a possibility some rain making its way across iraq that will push further east was just out of the high ground northern iran further south possibilities of snow here as well i suspect we're not looking at snow there for kuwait city with a high of eighteen celsius but some or all the heavy rain coming in for a tie on saturday and on into sunday for the southeast and we fight in dry her because i'll be getting up to twenty four celsius like twenty five in doha a little bit of cloud into the southern end of the red sea and on into the gulf of aden might to squeeze out a few spots of rain plenty of rain making its way towards madagascar over the next day or two or remains of a topical saw time to get
a possum very close spine or possibly gasket still seeing some heavy showers on the other side of the mozambique tap again some heavy rain that's affecting northern mizen big and tanzania. the weather sponsored by qatar and greece. the scene for us where on line what is american sign in yemen that peace is always possible but not what happens not because the situation is complicated but because no one cares or if you join us on sat there are people that there are choosing between buying medication and eating this is a dialogue i want to get in one more comment because this is someone who's an activist just posted a story join the global conversation at this time on al-jazeera.
welcome back a quick recap of the top stories here on al-jazeera the u.s. state department is urging turkey not to intervene against kurdish forces in a free in syria the turkish government says if they attack in the coming days but it's seeking approval from russia just. pope francis is arrived in peru on the second leg of his south america told the leader of the roman catholic church is welcome to meet him up with him present at wrote a book. and u.s. ambassador to the un nikki haley has met group of african but the meeting follows president trump's derogatory remarks on immigration on the continent earlier this month. well south a marks one year since president donald trump took the oath of office becoming the forty fourth president of the united states. looks at the impact of
his presidency only on so far on the middle east. it was the first time that saudi arabia had been chosen by a u.s. president for his did overseas trip donald trump in the saudi leadership wanted to reset relations is strange to under the obama administration particularly over iran the u.s. and the saudis are traditional allies but it's clearly a new relationship that he has closely a brace but haven't been so bad in saudi arabia and he has literally tweeted that. a trade prince of saudi arabia enjoy his twenty two co-defendants so he has essentially given them a diplomatic blank check and that is why many believe saudi arabia along with the united arab emirates battering in egypt miscalculated when they imposed an air sea and land blockade on qatar seven months ago qatar denies accusations of backing terrorist organizations trump and initially supported the blockade before the white house shifted its position very much on the side of saudi arabia and i think. he
has simply gone ahead with whatever his son in law. transmitted to him and terms of messages between hama been so mine and himself and at the beginning he demonstrated that he knew very little as to the strategic importance of qatar to the united states trump has more than once shown a lack of knowledge not just about u.s. interests while meeting lebanon's prime minister saad had e.d. he seemed confused about the role of has been lost lebanon is on the front lines in the fight against isis al qaeda and hezbollah hezbollah is a part of the government it's also backed by iran iran has been the comma did. between the trumpet ministration the saudis and the israelis but so far there doesn't seem to be a clear strategy on how to confront iran. or iraq and syria. has been. very very
good. parent an american military presence. there u.s. troops were deployed in the kurdish region in syria in the fight against the coalition says the american personnel will stay and help create a border security force of thirty thousand troops the u.s. policy is to contain iran and it is using its only leverage in syria the kurds to try to do that. trump doesn't have a new policy for syria he inherited his predecessor nor direct military intervention but he doesn't want the russians iranian regime to declare victory the u.s. is not in a position to confront what it wants to postpone a decoration or victory what he didn't postpone however was his campaign pledge but
today we finally acknowledge the obvious that jerusalem is israel's capital with this highly controversial move overturned decades of u.s. foreign policy in the middle east but one year in what this administration thinks its policies in the region will ultimately achieve clear. out a spending bill to keep the u.s. government operating as passed the house of representatives the legislation funding for federal agencies until the middle of next month will be debated in the senate government. employees of a shutdown on friday if the money is into print. well the democrats say they will not support a bill unless there are guarantees that young adult migrants who enter the u.s. without documents will be protected our white house correspondent kimberly healthy reports. senator how did i know i was called through our carlos role was brought to
the united states from venezuela illegally by his parents at the age of two his university educated and now lives in chicago but is spending his vacation in washington to plead his case before lawmakers now we're all here to support the dream act i've been senator i wanted to check in with you about your support for the dream act roe needs congressional support to pass a law so he can stay in the united states legally under a program called daca i don't necessarily think it's fair that they're playing politics with our lives i mean it's really problematic and the fact that you know we are you know we are real people we are support you know we are contributors economy like my employers you know our employers are concerned about the political what's politically at stake ducker recipients like rola have become central in the debate over funding that could shut down the u.s. government at midnight friday within required twenty eighteen government funding legislation democrats are demanding protections for doctor recipients they also
want money for health insurance for low income children republicans are demanding money for president trump's border wall along the southern border with mexico to stop illegal immigration they also want funding to rebuild the u.s. military if for any reason a judge down the worst thing is what happens to our military but democrats say dr recipients are the real victims in this battle if protections aren't put in place. some protesting in the u.s. congress were even arrested for advocating on behalf of illegal immigrants without status it's possible a short term funding deal could keep the government open allowing time for bigger issues to be addressed the last time there was a government shutdown was nearly five years ago and it could happen again if democrats and republicans are able to overcome their differences. kimberly helped get al-jazeera washington. lympics flame has been carried across the unification
bridge between north and south korea that's after the two countries agreed to send a team of athletes together to the twenty eighteen winter games next month a torch relay began in sending the flame through nine provinces and eight cities and south korea in the region's final destination on february ninth when it will like the cauldron at the opening ceremony in pyongyang. several east african countries have agreed to ban imports of secondhand clothes by next year rwanda tanzania and uganda have already started imposing taxes on used garments as part of a move to try and boost local manufacturing but in kenya many people don't want to ban some of the military explains across nairobi there are many street markets like this one we shop is rummage through piles of secondhand clothes bargaining for a good deal here at tory market for list and ten years been selling used clothes for two months with prices ranging from as little as under
a dollar to about five dollars an item she says business is good yeah. we are fond of secondhand clothes new clothes today are sometimes made from cheap material but we rely on second hand clothes because we know it's affordable and the quality is good. government figures show that in twenty fourteen secondhand clothing contributed ninety five million dollars to the kenyan economy that grew to one hundred twenty eight million dollars by twenty sixteen oxfam says that in twenty fifteen east africa imported more than one hundred fifty million dollars worth of secondhand clothes and shoes mostly from the u.s. and europe but cheap imported clothing hasn't made it easy for the local textile industry to grow already struggling with poor facilities and a lack of money. they are however a few exceptions one of them is this factory which produces mostly high end
clothing owner just wind up bt says this is necessary to ensure his business survives in a market where used clothes are so cheap so we would largely do business where it will be less and have less impact off of an employer for example the business that we're going to in the region will be corporate with uniforms you can expect the police uniform to be second and it has to be brand new so we found our own pockets . local industry leaders say well curbing the secondhand clothing market could help the domestic industry grow the local textile industry has to few skilled workers and it's also impacted by illegal imports from asia and the middle east some say a ban on the secondhand clothing market is not the solution market driven policies are what a bit of what we would really make a difference for the textile industry is if we actually drove competitiveness
competitiveness in the in this area look at if you look at india if you look at china you look at vietnam bangladesh the textile markets are huge. those like the lister who make a living from selling used clothes a any sort of band would mean thousands of people would lose their jobs while others argue that as africa's spending power increases the lure of secondhand clothes will likely decline. al-jazeera nairobi. at least nine people have been killed by a violent storm that swept across europe belgium the netherlands and germany have faced gale force winds that knocked down trees and left thousands without power this catherine stansell. the storm pummeled western europe with hurricane like force here the wind rips a roof off of a building in the netherlands and peels off the side of a house with severe weather alerts were issued in the netherlands as gale force winds reached one hundred forty kilometers an hour people were urged to stay home
for their own safety. and those who did venture outdoors were struggling to keep their feet on the ground but it didn't deter this daredevil who saw the high winds as an opportunity to go for the ultimate kite surfing experience the storm is causing travel chaos hundreds of flights were grounded and in germany all long distance rail services were suspended. boy there is a danger that trees will fall onto the overhead wires and there's a danger that trees will block glutes we know from past experience with extreme weather conditions that he's better to keep the trains in some stations where we can but to take care of passengers then in between stations power outages hits tens of thousands of people in germany belgium and in other lands and roads were blocked by fallen trees and debris high winds and heavy snow also hit parts of the u.k. scotland is dealing with power outages and dangerously icy roads but the storm isn't losing strength it's moving across the continent with eastern europe in its
sights happenstance on al-jazeera. now a drone as helped save the lives of two swimmers in the world's first rescue using the technology the teenage boys were spotted struggling in dangerous waves off the eastern coast of australia lifeguards flew the drone above the pad and dropped a float that made it safely to shore in just seventy seconds a lifeguard would have taken up to six minutes to complete the rescue. the sundance film festival has opened in the u.s. state of utah the onion event will showcase more than one hundred movies they include dramas comedies and documentaries but the focus this year isn't just on the films it's also on the me too movement a stoss studded ronnie's being held to focus on sexual harassment in the film industry reports from park city movie the conversation here in park city utah during the sundance film festival is all about films but this year another topic has really dominated the conversation and that is the sexual
misconduct scandal that broke involving our producer harvey weinstein back in october and has morphed into a industry wide affair also enveloping other industries of course including journalism and and others but here in sundance today the the founder of the festival robert redford the veteran actor said that he believes this is a tipping point women will now gain more say more of a voice in the film industry and that men will have to sit back and listen other people we've been talking to here including female film directors from all around the world say that they believe that the meet to movement has ignited a sweeping change perhaps a tipping point but some are not so sure everyone agrees it will take a much longer period of time months perhaps years perhaps even
a generation before the male dominance and the corruption of power for sexual gratification can be effectively eliminated. now as you heard earlier pope francis is on a south american tour but even while flying between chile and peru he's been busy with religious duties fish eating at the first of a marriage on board the papal plane the couple are two flight attendants from. airline would tie the knot in a civil service and twenty ten. had to cancel the religious ceremony however because their church was damaged in an earthquake. and ceremony was not planned and took place after the pope heard this story during the flight. recap of the top stories here this hour the u.s. state department is urging turkey not to intervene against kurdish forces enough in syria the turkish government says it may attack in the coming days but it seeking
approval from russia first the heads of the army and intelligence are in moscow for talks meanwhile syria's deputy foreign minister says his government forces will attack turkish jets flying over its kurdish region will have little help here that . we warned that the syrian air defenses restored all its capacity in power and is ready to destroy turkish air targets in the skies of the syrian arab republic this means that in any case aggression by the ticket air force it won't be made in easy but francis is arriving in peru on the second leg of his south america tall the leader of the roman catholic church was welcome to lima by peruvian president had republican. warm welcome the pope received in peru was in contrast to the reception he had on the first leg of his top several churches were set alight during his trip to chile as anger surrounding sexual abuse in the church came to the fore u.s.
ambassador to the u.n. the hany has met a group of african diplomats the meeting follows president donald trump derogatory remarks on immigration from the continent earlier this month. a spending bill to keep the u.s. government operating has passed the house of representatives legislation to release funding for federal agencies until the middle of next month will now be debated in the senate government agencies are warning employees of a shutdown on friday if the money isn't approved at least nine people have been killed as a major storm lashes northern europe winds of up to one hundred forty kilometers an hour have hit the netherlands causing trains and flights to be cancelled and germany are. suspended long distance services across the country. i'm going to pick flame has been carried across the unification bridge between north and south korea to the two countries agreed to send a team of athletes together to the twenty eighteen winter games next month and reach its final destination on for the ninth when it will light the cauldron at the
opening ceremony. well those were the headlines the news continues on al-jazeera after the streams. america's controversial president continues to polarize opinions. do solemnly swear marking one year since he was sworn into office al jazeera brings you a special program about the impact president has had at home and around the globe. on al-jazeera. and you are in the stream of the stream at some kicking off a special series the show is. with a look at. the cone.