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a purana also ahead rebuilding iraq kuwait pledges two billion dollars to help the country recover from the devastation of war. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu says nothing will come of the police recommendation that he be indicted on corruption charges. what we have seen so far is cruel and barbaric to top it off they have the gall to blame the media the united nations steps up the pressure on myanmar's government over the russian crisis. began in south africa where police have raided the home of a prominent business family with toys to president jacob zuma and arrested one person the roads around the home of the gulf the family in johannesburg have been sealed for the area designated a crime scene where president zuma is under investigation of alleged corruption
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linked to the family he's accused of being influenced by the group those to make government decisions and cabinet appointments zuma and some of his family members along with the gupta is being investigated on charges of international money laundering and that's just one of many corruption accusations against the south african president he's been led to bribery over a nine hundred ninety nine on steel he was also accused of spending twenty three million dollars of government money to renovate his a private home money he's since paid back fond of the miller has moved from johannesburg. we understand that this raid began in the early hours of the morning and it's come as quite a shock for south africans because essentially it's something they've been waiting for for several years now given that these allegations have been swirling around the group does for some time now this investigation we understand is linked to a dairy farm project in the freestate province here in south africa we reports
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indicate and in investigations haven't uncovered a scam essentially this farm that was supposed to assist poor farmers supposed to empower poor farmers money was used through the local government was siphoned through this farm to pay for a family wedding of the good of this money was laundered wired to buy this issue around the scripter wedding goes back to twenty thirteen when the gupta as it were given permission to land a private aircraft at a military airbase here in south africa they were always murmurs around the group does what their relationship was to is and was to president zuma and his family the influence they might have and the influence they might have on government decisions even if he the posting of ministers to cabinet positions in the country so this raid and these arrests we understand has been at least one is really important and
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the timing is is is significant given that jacob zuma has been recalled by the african national congress. let's move on to other news now and kuwait says it will lend one billion dollars to iraq and has committed another billion as an investment that happened at the conclusion of the summit and kuwait city to raise funds for iraq's reconstruction iraqi officials say up to one hundred billion dollars is needed after the defeat of eisel earlier the us agreed to three billion dollars worth of credit for baghdad secretary of state rex tillerson called on other coalition members to help out iraq to clear victory of ice on the december after a three year war. well. over. one billion dollars in a mechanism to be approved by the kuwaiti fund another one billion dollars for investment opportunities in iraq in addition to the contributions to be made by the kuwaiti charitable organizations we pray to god almighty that this conference and
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its proceedings will be a success so let's get more on this now on is joining us live from that conference so how much aid how much money does the conference look like it will generate sammy . is the big question isn't it elizabeth but so far what we can say is. likely that we're going to get you know about one hundred billion dollars that iraq's prime minister said the total cost would be all the eighty eight billion that the iraqi ministry of planning has been asking the conference for even close to that frankly let me run you through the figures which have come through so far you mentioned the one billion in terms of investments which quite said it will put in another one billion in terms of a loan we have the announcement of the us is going to be extended three billion credit line now bear in mind credit lines loans that's not aid that's money that needs to be paid back if the government uses it and then we have the three hundred thirty million which they will put towards humanitarian causes now that's that's
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a far cry from even the eighty eight billion the thing to keep in mind here is that this is coming against the backdrop of some. u.s. statements we heard from the president of america donald trump saying that america has put seven trillion into the middle east and it's been a waste of money now when the world's preeminent superpower the largest economy in the country will whose invasion of iraq arguably set this country into a spiraling. series of chaotic battles says it's not putting you know much more than that it's unlikely that you're going to get a lot of other countries rushing in to put in even bigger amounts of money and what we've seen if you kind of listen between the lines of what the emir of white said half an hour ago he emphasized on the role of the private sector and of n.g.o.s and i think that's an indication they want to see the private sector bring more money and governments and ease of aid and rebuilding science and there's also been
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a lot of talk about security on the sidelines of the reconstruction conference why is that. that's right we had as well as the iraq reconstruction conference going on here in kuwait we had that conference of the global coalition against i saw and you're right there was talk about the importance of security because now that the sort of international coalition feels they've taken land off advice or the next challenge is how to rebuild and provide security so you can rebuild now there's a lot of concern about how do you provide that security not everybody's on the same page joe only today we've heard statements from for example one of the leaders of the popular mobilisation forces in iraq threatening u.s. security forces in iraq we've seen the tension between the united states of america and the turkish allies over who fills the vacuum in northern syria the turks see american support for kurdish rebels in northern syria to be an
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act of supporting what they see as terrorist groups so it comes down to this bottom line secretary tellus and yesterday calling for. forces to provide security around communities which are no longer on the ice the rules of the don't fall back into weisel role but there's no consensus over who provides that security whose forces coming to apply elizabeth or right sami thank you very much for that for now that is sami zevalin joining us live from that iraq conference and kuwait city with all the latest developments thank you sammi well we're going to get more on this now we're joined by salon bought a cot his for those institute very good to have you with us mr sammy's aidan so you know talking about some of the biggest challenges that iraq is facing right now post eisel they need something like one hundred billion dollars in aid and they still have to day in world security challenges bug security challenges in the region even after the defeat of i so how far do you think that this conference in
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kuwait and the pledges that have been made so far go to words addressing those huge challenges i think it really goes very short distance really in terms of addressing the global challenges in the whole region one big mistake has been made again and that is not approaching the easier as a region you can't just reconstruct our to iraq's in the hope that that will kill off isis and radicalization and so i think this should have been a regional conference that takes everything from gaza in the west all the way to northern iraq in the east including syria the pressure that's on jordan lebanon etc and then you can really talk sense in terms of long term recovery of the region what you'll see at best is humanitarian relief and maybe some return of communities largely done by n.g.o.s with a small amount of money committed some of this has already been committed before so to about you know half a billion to a billion dollars now the second trend i think we'll see which the u.s.
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is pushing hard for this particular administration and that is involving the private sector that's where the real interest rates. yes i want to repeat again the two thousand and three private privatization of the reconstruction it's coming again but for it to happen the iraqi government has got to take a lot of measures to assure and guarantee those investors that the environment is appropriate because of course iraq has a massive problem with corruption where we have seen billions of dollars and aid simply disappear is this iraqi government on track to addressing that very big issue we did hear them talk about this at the conference yes i mean iraq is a special case in that it's not a poor country usually those conferences are held to address needs in relatively poor countries so you rock with its national income does not qualify for a lot of development aid naturally so they have to use the excuse of security and
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various other reasons why the rest of the rest of the world has come has got to to help now corruption will be on the mind of everyone because of the scandals that have built up to the last few years i personally do not see them having taken serious measures to address those issues even with that election coming up it's not just about the actions of all tolling accountable individuals who their names are known to a lot of people the billions around the world circulated in the private sector in particular is a very sensitive sector to invest so they would want to see those people held accountable and the system will guarantee and do risk their investment as much as possible a lot of work needed to be done then missed about a cut thank you as always for your time and your insights be able to get it thank you very much. now a defiant israeli prime minister says he'll keep leading the country despite police recommending he be charged for corruption and bribery benjamin netanyahu is accused of accepting nearly three hundred thousand dollars in gifts from billionaire
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benefactors he's also suspected of backroom deals with a publisher of an israeli newspaper for favorable coverage our first reports from western person. the corruption scandal has swirled around him for months but never at this intensity addressing the nation benjamin netanyahu was determined to project resilience and confidence i'm sure more will be not to slow i will continue to lead israel responsibly and faithfully as long as you the citizens of israel choose me to lead you i am certain i am certain that the truth will be revealed and i am certain that at the next elections which will be held on schedule i will earn your trust again israeli police are recommending that he be charged in two cases the first case one thousand involves gifts of cigars and champagne made to the prime minister and his wife sarra the gift givers israeli born hollywood mogul arnon milchan and australian billionaire james packer they say in total the netanyahu has received a quarter of a million dollars the accusation that netanyahu back to bill that would have saved
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his friend much more money if he wanted to repatriate to israel netanyahu rejected any such suggestion in his late night rebuttal saying only that he helped him with the visa application not in return for cigars but because it was a friend of israel and it will come to the last what route through i'm not here for personal gain but that was what was driving me i would have been somewhere else long ago what drives me is one thing to assure the future of our state in the second case israel's prime minister is accused of trying to get favorable coverage in the country's second biggest newspaper by offering to hamper the activities of its main competitor the police are also reportedly recommending the proprietor of the yeti off her own off newspaper be charged with bribery was distasteful is there is the pettiness of it he is personally a millionaire. he doesn't need. a billionaire to buy him cigars the question now is how much the prime minister's carefully cultivated image of a wise economic steward and strong security pragmatist will be undermined by the
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tawdry details in the police document. and harry is joining us live from west jerusalem now how is this playing out harry has the effect of support for the prime minister so far. well i mean those who were against him and had been concerned about this corruption scandal for a long time of this lee have a lot more ammunition his supporters in his own party in the could are largely lining up behind him the question to a large extent is how his how his coalition allies will respond so far we haven't heard much from the education minister the leader of the jewish home party natale bennett one very senior partner of the finest minister moshe karl on has given what i think is is relatively firm support although not exactly. if you sieve the times of israel reporting that he says it's now up to the attorney general mandelbrot to make his decision and that that should be the next step in all this
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the media more generally does play on that point you heard from that commentator from the times of israel the idea that this is also petty and unnecessary a lot of the but the financial dealings of netanyahu alleged in this recommendation that this here is the ma'ariv newspaper one of the leading columnists in the country ben can't spit under the headline a hair of hummer bull which connotes an idea of the floodgates opening and somebody scrambling for self-preservation he's really attacking netanyahu here on two bases one the idea that he is undermining trust in the police by saying this is all some sort of conspiracy against him and also questioning how someone of such ability and political sensitivity could have got used to just trying to get so much for free and not really understanding the political consequences of that if we look at the left leaning her it's newspaper that's about kay's one thousand the gifts case here
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in her it's we have a pretty smart take from another leading commentator and she'll pfeffer on case two thousand about the the media obsession he says that brought about netanyahu is down for predicting that downfall saying that there was no need for such a savvy media operator in israeli terms within the israeli. media to have gone out of his way to try and get as well as one very pro netanyahu newspaper already backing him trying to get the other newspaper through trying to curtail that first newspapers operations to give him even more backing in the media that was unnecessary and that kind of hubris has has caused this problem for netanyahu and as well as that there is a lot of commentary again here horowitz's rhodes of your representative here in its main editorial saying mandelbrot don't delay calling only attorney general not to take months as is sometimes the case but saying that there is plenty of evidence that the prosecutors who will advise the attorney general has been all over this case already they can see what the police are recommending and don't delay get on
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with it and decide whether to charge him all right harry thank you very much for that for now that sahara for such as live from west jerusalem thank you. and still ahead on the on the head. under thomas in sydney where artists have responded to the wrong way incidents recorded at australia's offshore refugee press. binny's pink sky by the time my half. hour is the sun sets in the city of angels. hello and welcome to international weather forecasts we begin in europe where we've had an active area of low pressure moving through central and eastern parts of the southern part of the region and this low pressure center is giving some heavy rain across parts of italy as it's clear through so there's the rainfall totals we've
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seen of last twenty four hours but one other area of low pressure pushing in across more western areas so this is going to be bringing rain to the u.k. and down through western parts of france in thought here in peninsula cold air ahead of it and then as we head on through into thursday we're going to see. snow developing on the leading edge of this weather system we saw some snow across more eastern areas but nothing particularly heavy cold but draw in moscow in this area of low pressure across southeastern there is will give some very disturbed weather could be quite dangerous conditions at times so on the other side the better trained low pressure center is driving the wind in from the north the temperatures nothing special really for china's there just thirteen degrees trapeze sixteen karo a good deal of cloud but it should be dry for the most part with highs of twenty degrees heading into central parts of africa we're seeing the shower clothes moving further towards the north now some big storms across the congo across parts uganda congo chancel into showers and lagos nigeria is thirty one the weather sponsored by
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qatar airways. the scene for us where they're on line what is american sign in yemen that peace is always possible but it never happens not because the situation is complicated but because no one cares or if you join us on sat there are people 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. good to have you with us on our top stories south african police have raided the
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home of a prominent family with ties to president jacob zuma and arrest of one person the roads around the home of the pope the family in johannesburg have been sealed off of the area designated a crime scene president zuma is under investigation of alleged corruption linked to the family. kuwait says it will lend one billion dollars to iraq and has committed and another billion as an investment and iraqi officials say up to one hundred billion dollars is needed following the defeat of iraq to claim victory in december after the three year war and israel's prime minister says he'll keep leaving the country despite police recommending he be charged for corruption and bribery the attorney general will now decide whether to pursue formal charges against him. human rights watch has accused egypt of trampling on the citizen's rights to a free and fair election and is one of fourteen rights groups calling on the u.s. and e.u. to speak out about what it calls for oppression ahead of the march election stratford
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reports this is egypt's former anticorruption chief. speaking hours before he was arrested. i had hoped at a party to be given to the chief of staff. to give a testimony freely and without intimidation for the record so that all things come clear before the public had been increasingly critical of the c.c. government since egyptian police arrested the former military chief of staff. last month and then was arrested after announcing he would run against president up to fattal sisi in the upcoming presidential election guinean a warned that top secret files would be released if a man was harmed in any way is his testimony her say or supported with evidence he's in possession of documents and evidence which is not kept here in egypt you mean out of egypt yes could these pieces of evidence change the course of trials of
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course no doubt could they incriminate many yes give me his daughter says hours later thirty police officers stormed his home in cairo before leading him away. analysts say the egyptian president is targeting anyone who could risk his chances of a second term in the march plus that he need to say with a secret documents exist or not president sisi isn't taking any chances i don't know what it is that would be so scandalous that it would be frightening to them but it could also be that he writes from other perspectives of making other people were trying to. pressure on the government and that you know if it. were but it was down arrested and. so yeah i mean there's no real. formality international and regional rights groups say there is no chance the march
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election will be free and fair human rights watch and the international commission of jurists see cc's government has suppressed freedoms arrested potential candidates and their supporters several other presidential hopefuls have either dropped out all being pushed out of the race in recent weeks these include muhammad anwar sadat's the nephew of former leader anwar sadat he withdrew in january saying it was to protect his campaign workers from intimidation or arrest and the former prime minister ahmed shafik tweeted his withdrawal from the race earlier last month that was after he was deported from the united arab emirates where he had been living in exile schiff weeks lawyers say he was arrested as soon as he landed in cairo egypt's military said in a statement beginning his comments raised suspicion about the state and its institutions and that the matter would be referred to the relevant authorities to start legal proceedings. guinean a had been among
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a man's top election campaign aides now they are both in jail just weeks before an election which president sisi says he will win starts with al-jazeera. the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. nikki haley has accused me of handling its minority of a henge a muslim population a death sentence the u.s. is increasing pressure on myanmar to end violence against the hendra with senators pushing for more sanctions to be imposed on the army like hannah reports from washington d.c. . the plight of the writing is highlighted in this exhibition on capitol hill around the table discussion on the crisis is joined by some of the senators who are adamant that the time has come for military leaders to be held accountable for the well documented abuse suffered in iraq kind state and i hope this exhibit right here on capitol hill well help bring to the american people the need the urgency
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for us to help the rohingya muslims and to prevail in the future atrocities in our community we should speak out against the world the civilized world against the million more policies that have led to this persecution of discrimination in this expulsion of these people from me in the war and the demand that the white house take a public position on what is happening in myanmar i want to see the president the united states cape fear stand about this ethnic cleansing about this genocide we have not had one word not one word from the oval office. not one word of leadership against this horrific horrific crime against humanity on tuesday donald trump's ambassador to the un did speak on the issue but pointed the finger of blame at others for not holding myanmar to a camp unfortunately the security council has so far failed in its responsibility
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to act in response to the clear threat to international peace and security that has resulted from recent events in northern rakhine state we cannot look the other way in the situation while there may be little action at the u.n. the u.s. senate is likely to lead the way with a food vote in coming days and targeted sanctions appears certain against those military leaders responsible for these crimes by kind of washington. saying the opposition leader has been released from president ethiopia after days of anti-government protests or charges have been dropped against beck and i go for secretary general of the overall more federalist congress. held on terrorism charges following his arrest in december two thousand and fifteen he was freed along with seven other opposition members. the lower house of cambodia's parliament has passed a law making it a crime to insult the king well anyone found guilty on the charge will face up to
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five years in prison rights groups fear the law could be misused by prime minister hun sen to further stifle dissent in neighboring thailand has the world's toughest penalties for insulting the monarch with sentences of up to fifteen years. the cleanup has begun and tong after a tropical cyclone tore across the pacific island on monday a category four storm triggered floods tricity and damaged buildings the parliament house in the capital nickel and awful was destroyed the site cloners now heading towards fiji. now an art exhibition and sydney is focusing on australia's treatment of refugees the curators of all we can't see commission artists to imagine and then paint sings described in real incident reports and all the refugees held an offshore detention centers in order under thomas reports from sydney. she had been asking for a four minute shower as opposed to two minutes her request to be accepted on
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condition of sexual favor he had also tied the rope around his neck and attempted to weigh down the right he then said do i have to kill myself to go to australia the words from trauma incident reports written by people working with refugees the pictures and sculptures about artists imagining or interpreted what's described god stated do not sit in front of me i don't want to see you and keep the chair. at the sydney gallery artistic license is applied to a world deliberately hidden from view we want to make the invisible visible this policy has been so successful because it's been out of sight out of mind and we hope that by bringing him into the way stories people might be able to forget so easily they will have to start to pay attention to the policy in question is australia's towards refugees since twenty thirty in the government has been the poor thing refugees who've tried to reach it short by boat to two tiny pacific
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islands and now ruined man it's a really big dark black holes where it's very difficult to get information about conditions it's very hard to independently you know what has gone on hundreds of refugees have been held on the roof for almost five years told they'll never leave many suffer mental health issues others have been abused by guards local school reach other in twenty sixteen a cache of documents detailing such incidents was leaked by a former worker the curators here asked artists to choose one. each to illustrate one of the case workers on the bus in the morning and noticed that one of the children had signed a hot into his hand with a medal and thread she asked him why done that he said i don't know. i just found that it was a very simple it's a very graphic very confronting some pieces are literally a picture of exactly what's described other works much more abstract there are
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thirty three works on show this sydney gallery but overall the so-called in the roof i always describe what went through two thousand incidents what's on display here then is just the start of a much more ambitious project the curators have posted online the text of the more than two thousand reports they're encouraging people to read them and submit work the ultimate aim is for every incident to be illustrated not necessarily by professionals like those who did please but by a mass autistic movement andrew thomas al-jazeera sit. down again on there's a problem and the headlines on. south african police have raided the home of a prominent business family with ties to president jacob zuma and arrested one person the roads around the home of the group the family in johannesburg have been
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sealed off and the area designated a crime scene where president zuma is under investigation of alleged corruption linked to the family. kuwait says it will lend a billion dollars to iraq and has committed and now the billion as an investment at a summit on iraq's reconstruction iraqi officials say up to one one hundred billion dollars is needed following the defeat of eisel iraq declared victory over the armed group and assembled off to a three year war. israel's prime minister says he'll cave played in the country despite police recommending he be charged for corruption and bribery benjamin netanyahu is accused of accepting nearly three hundred thousand dollars in gifts from a billionaire benefactors he's also suspected of backroom deals with a publisher of an israeli newspaper for favorable coverage the attorney general will now decide whether to pursue formal charges against meth and yahoo. the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. has accused the government of imposing a death sentence on a hinge of muslims hundreds of thousands have fled the country since
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a violent military crackdown began in august. unfortunately the security council has so far failed in its responsibility to act in response to the clear threat to international peace and security that has resulted from recent events in northern with kind of state we cannot look the other way and the situation what happened in burma and is still happening in burma is not ok this council must hold the military accountable for their actions and pressure on san suu kyi to acknowledge these terrific acts are taking place in her country. the lower house of cambodia's parliament has passed and or making it a crime to insult the king and then fall in guilty on the charge she would face up to five years in prison rights groups fear the law could be misused by prime minister hun sen to further stifle dissent neighboring thailand has the world's toughest penalties for insulting the monarch with sentences of up to fifteen years
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