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russia says. taken control of one of the country's. al-jazeera headquarters in doha. also ahead president. chemical attack. the man once took to be a future president in china goes on trial for bribery and. says he's proud of what he did. push the last. of the that's according to the reuters news agency quotient of
russian official well that country's military police have also been deployed security says it will ensure there is no one in the town. previously held by syrian rebels fighting the government it's one of the largest. which has been under siege since two thousand and thirteen. last november the u.n. says eighty thousand civilians fled to government held territory in damascus in march some twenty thousand rebels and civilians have. to rebel territory in the northwestern province of idlib under deals with assad and his ally russia well the syrian regime took control of an agreement with russia and. the deal says only russian military police are allowed to enter the city after the evacuation and not syrian regime forces crossing points will be open to commercial movement as soon as those military police and to the city the agreement is that those who wish to stay
in the city will not be prosecuted or forced to serve in the syrian military and the release of all pro-government presidents helped in. so the news that's coming out of the russian defense ministry on thursday is essentially the culmination of a surrender deal brokered the weekends between the russians and the arms rebel group josh islam now what this deal said was that rebel fighters and their families were going to evacuate from duma from east and go to and be given safe passes to a part of syria further north russian military police were then going to take control of the area maintain law and order there but effectively eastern ghouta duma was going to be passing into the control of the syrian government so that's
essentially what we're being told is happening right now russian military police are on the ground according to the russian defense ministry what this means of course is that when chemical weapons inspectors from the o.p.c. w. arrive in duma to investigates the suspected gas attack that took place over the weekend they're going to be operating in an area that is fully in control or fully controlled by the russian military police and the syrian government and of course what that means or wants many in the west in western capitals and in the armed opposition movement suspect is that what chemical weapons will therefore find will broadly suits the perspective of moscow and of damascus and that is the narrative that they've been pushing for some time now which is that what happened in duma was a provocation launched by the rebels in cahoots with the u.s.
government essentially to blacken the name of the damascus government and justify u.s. airstrikes against the syrian government and its assets. well they have a home now with a look back at the fight for control of the. viewers may find some of the images in her report distressing. duma stood as the last bastion of resistance against syrian president bashar al assad. located in the heart of the once rebel held region of eastern bhutan. just ten kilometers northeast of the capital damascus it was a thorn in the government's side for years rebel fighters took control of eastern ghouta in july two thousand and twelve. but by the following year the government had it completely besieged a blockade that would last for more than five years and lead to incredible hardship
in a region once known for its fertile land and bountiful produce aid agencies said syrians here suffered the highest rate of acute malnutrition than anywhere else. and all the while they were being bombarded the people of eastern ghouta by u.n. estimates around four hundred thousand civilians and judy years of a strikes and shelling. the rebels in turn would target the capital with that hillary and rockets the main group in charge was called jaish al islam the army of islam but over time there was splits within the group and in fighting with smaller brigades in the area and as always in war those in control reap the rewards the rebels controlled a lucrative smuggling trade using a tunnel system for years. some a did get in but the government and the rebels were both accused of removing vital items sometimes most of the cargo from the trucks in
. the world started paying attention to the good to region in august two thousand and thirteen that's when at least a thousand people were reportedly killed in a suspected chemical weapons attack the united nations investigation team said it found clear and convincing evidence that sarin gas was used the so. and government denied it was behind it that many thought it would lead to u.s. intervention a red line for us is we start saying a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized. but that red line came and went there was no intervention by russia brokered deal was to rid assad's government of its chemical weapons and another political deal last my involving russia iran and turkey was to include eastern guta as one of the full so-called deescalation zones. but the relatively short lived cease fire wasn't to last and allegations of chemical weapons attacks returned the worst just
last week when at least forty people reportedly died in duma the syrian government again denied being responsible for the tragic individual stories in duma have easily been lost as the numbers of the deed have risen. is no longer in rebuild hands and now into the eighth year of war president assad has control of most of the country. and al jazeera. and the strong language coming out of the u.s. about how it will respond to saturday's apparent chemical attack in the on wednesday president tweeted a warning to russia to quote get ready for missiles to be fired more now from our white house correspondent kimberly helka. this is how the united states responded to last year's nerve agent gas attack in qana by attacking a syrian air base with tomahawk missiles and it's how the u.s.
may act again it'll be a truck display of the syrian government for a recent suspected chemical attack outside damascus with their troops on the ground in syria he's also accusing russia of complicity for supporting president bashar al assad in a series of tweets on wednesday morning president donald trump warned missiles become will. and taunted get ready russia because they will be coming nice and new and smart russia has proven themselves to be responsible in part for this they guarantee that the use of chemical weapons by syria would not happen again they failed it that russia shot back in the war of words with trump it says there's no proof a chemical attack occurred on facebook the russian foreign ministry spokeswoman posted a smart missile should fly towards terrorists and not towards the lawful government which has been fighting international terrorism for years it will be met and it
will be met forcefully for days trump has been meeting with top military leaders and advisors. clued in on wednesday with defense secretary general james mattis we're still assessing the intelligence ourselves and our allies were still working on this. there are also reports a u.s. navy carrier task force led by the u.s.s. harry truman is sailing towards the region trumps also been conferring with world leaders like french president macron and british prime minister theresa may. it's an astonishing and confusing ramping up of rhetoric for a president who said just a week ago that he wants to get out of syria what is clear is it appears the united states is determined to hold those responsible for the suspected attack accountable can really help get al-jazeera at the white house. to other news now and as well
says that spot at several hamas positions in gaza responds to an explosion which damaged a vehicle used by an army engineering team the military says a bomb was planted under a dago during the protest at the gaza israel border no one was injured and it's not clear what type of weapons as rail used in the attack thirty one palestinians have been killed by israeli. also since protests began at the border fence two weeks ago . now a former senior official in china who was once a major candidate for a leadership position has been convicted on charges of corruption so in saying sa is one of the most prominent politicians to be charged on president xi jinping anti-corruption cracked out adrian brown has more. singeing thai had been a rising star in china's communist party his downfall was confirmed last year when he was arrested shortly before china's communist party congress when president xi jinping was reappointed leader for a second term without indicating
a successor according to state media sun's trial which is closed to the media began on thursday in the northern city of ten gin he's accused of bribery relating to his time as a party official in beijing that was before he went on to become party chief of chunking one of china's fastest growing cities he replaced another high flying figure bocce lai who'd also once been tipped as a future chinese leader sun's demise comes as president xi expands his anti corruption campaign which started more than five years ago and has seen more than a million party officials disciplined analysts say she's campaign is really about eliminating political rivals adrian brown al jazeera beijing. well yes of chang as a political analyst and former professor at the sort of university of hong kong and his has certain was supposed to succeed president xi five years from now. he was
one of a small group of two or three people are designated by the news the as well judy how and when says he'd soon in the coming. in twenty twenty two so according to comments into. the planning process. and political mop was supposed to be promoted to the standing committee of the liberal so that it would be in a position to see student gain five years from now but obviously this did not happen susan rejected any such fashion arrangement for nearly twenty two then actually what happens in a previous party congress and yet not last year indicate you did say that they're so huge and they are more or less one to one to have ones to have a term for himself and yours as for will has been followed by the addition of the
constitution. will john mark was not or won't tell something high is now in trouble in fact his case the mood in the end of last year already. a u.n. war crimes court in the hague has overturned an acquittal for a serbian nationalist politicians accused of war crimes but judge a sentence vojislav shelter ten years on charges of persecution and humane acts during the war in the former yugoslavia and then lie to the ninety's but since he'd already spent twelve years of pretrial detention can now for making the freemen sagna diago has more. he had spent more than eleven years at the hague taking a belligerent stand at the tribunals investigating war crimes in the former yugoslavia it was is a man without remorse. the serbian ultranationalist was acquitted two years ago of
committing crimes against humanity but on wednesday a un court reversed that decision gives jumble find mr socials criminally responsible and imposed a sentence of ten years in prison in absentia despite the court's verdict he remains unrepentant speaking from belgrade after the ruling told al-jazeera that he would do it all over again. or preparing to be even more active in political life preparing to repeat all my war crimes and crimes against humanity amid the bloodshed of the war shesh else extremist politics played a role in inflaming the persecution and violence against non serbs in the former yugoslavia an attempt to fulfill his vision of a greater serbia his original trial was beset with histrionics and delays and he was eventually granted provisional release but being diagnosed with cancer. returned to his home in belgrade his popularity boosted and he teamed up with
political allies that showed his pro russian extreme nationalist use. of the supporters turned out in droves for his rallies. russia has described the latest ruling as illegal maybe little appetite to indulge his continued presence on serbia's political stage serbia is seeking membership of the e.u. a move he is basically opposed to sony vaio al-jazeera. still ahead on the bulletin . we didn't take it broad enough view of our responsibility and that was a big mistake. senators get tough on mark zuckerberg during his second day of testimony before the u.s. congress and why the risk of cancer as communities in ivory coast to change the way they smoke their fish.
from cool brisk knows in few words. to the woman trying to use of southeast asia. however got lots of warm spring sunshine across central parts of europe some lovely weather in place here seen a fair amount of cloud recently just around the balkans s. easing over towards to key into the black sea it'll thin the break as we go as a brightening up quite nicely brighter behind high pressure in charge of a bit of cloud further north of the real cloud the real disturbed weather continues to pile in from the atlantic west in pa still looking a little disturbed things will improve as we go through the next few days was. just there for madrid some pretty wet weather making its way into portugal but a wet weather to its western parts of france fourteen celsius there for london and paris and i just notice we are looking at more rain turning to snow over the alps and with with a smile there pushing in that does of course bring the avalanche risk in supply
whether weather will move further north what's nice is as we go on into friday fine and dry it will season start of europe twenty one celsius in kiev twenty five for crest but seventeen celsius for paris fourteen for london come next week we're expecting to get up into the low twenty's so spring is finally arriving here only ten celsius for some cloud and rain there for madrid it does still look a little list that cloud of rain making its way across northern parts of africa pretty wet here with a chance of snow for northern rock and. the weather sponsored by the time release. the scene for us when they're on line which is american sign in yemen that peace is always possible in number 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 how does
a. we're talking with us on the ground zero these are our top stories syrian government forces have pushed the last rebel flash battalion of the that's according to the russians news agency quoted saying a russian military official that is the last rebel stronghold in east and outside damascus are russian military police have been deployed to take over security and the white house says all options are on the table for u.s. response to saturday's suspected chemical attack. that follows an earlier tweet by donald trump warning the syrian government's main ally russia russia to get ready
for missiles to be fired. before the saying it official in china who was once a major candidate for a leadership position has been convicted on charges of corruption. is one of the most prominent politicians to be charged under president xi jinping anti corruption crackdown. all turkey has stepped up an operation to deport thousands of afghan refugees many have crossed over from iran in the past three months escaping economic hardship and the threat of violence and of course one of the ports from eastern. it's been a long journey their feet are swollen. these afghan boys how well or three hundred kilometers since entering turkey. having left families behind they hope for a better and safer life here. that we've been travelling for seventeen days walking for twenty two hours nonstop i mean we have some bread water and a few shirts and our bags. they don't have passports or other forms of
identification if they're lucky they won't get caught by the police and will reach their friends and relatives in ankara or istanbul i'm looking mentored afghans are brought to this reputation center that hosts around one thousand five hundred refugees and deported following legal proceedings. one of them is all the c.r.a. who is staying at the center where the sister mahnaz believe they are just one type tacking our universities and therefore my mother said to don going overseas. so they are far left. behind us tells how they are shop and their families were attacked one through four was covered this is an act of hundred years off you can leave no more than thirteen five and you have the advantage that it's not all the problems of violence in forfeiting education that they face drugs are also a major issue i think in that the boys to join taliban are you have to drive all of us and also if. to sell they're actually shit for that they traveled with hooman
traffickers from afghanistan to iran's northeastern city of my shed and to the capital before reaching turkey through mountainous rules inside covered trucks. there are one hundred seventy thousand afghan refugees who have registered with the u.n. in turkey about twenty thousand of them came through iran in the first three months of this year alone it's a new migration away for the turkish authorities most of them are young men under twenty five but turkey is already hosting at these three point five million syrians and doesn't want another refugee influx many of these afghan refugees say they do not want to go back to their country because of unemployment and threats of violence and groups like the taliban and al but they can't stay in turkey either because many of them do not have legal recognition unlike refugees from syria as of
the lord we're only here for we already paid all our money to the human traffickers we don't have a government that would pay this money back to us because they should rather kill us instead of sending us back to what these men and their difficult journey has come to an end they're being put on charge to plains back to afghanistan and their dream for a better future these for now over. al-jazeera is to turkey. facebook c.e.o. mark zuckerberg has faced more questions from the u.s. house of representatives of a promise to improve privacy during two days of testimony and said regulation of social media companies is inevitable is being questioned after the personal information of eighty seven million facebook and this is. political consultancy firm. it's clear now that we didn't do enough to prevent these tools from being used for harm as well and that goes for fake news foreign interference in elections
and hate speech as well as developers and privacy we didn't take it broad enough view of our responsibility and that was a big mistake it was my mistake and i'm sorry. i started facebook i run it and at the end of the day i'm responsible for what happens here. but david mccabe is a technology reporter that's an online news magazine and he says the question is whether change the way he runs facebook. what we saw at these hearings was it he is resistant to changing the overall business model of facebook which is based entirely on the harvesting of user data and taking that data to help target ads he has said the company is open to regulation you still have some very vague ideas but certainly he did not get behind some sort of sweeping regulation of facebook that i think some critics of the company would like to see but it's not clear that there's the appetite for that even in congress let alone at facebook and in silicon valley
you know i think our boarding shows from cover say to lawmakers that they're not any closer really to regulation of facebook i do think that they do they put facebook on notice they essentially said clean up your act or we might have to come in and clean it up for you. the speaker of the u.s. house of representatives says he won't seek reelection paul vine is the latest of dozens of republican house members who've chosen to leave office it comes at a time when some republicans fear the president could lose control off the chamber in the midterm elections later this year but tom ackerman reports from washington. the speaker will you miss it guys as the republican leader of the house of representatives paul ryan is second in the line of succession behind the vice president to president donald trump ryan said his decision not to run again was driven by family considerations not on fear that the democrats might end republican control of the house when the midterm elections take place in six months time i
really don't think a person's race for congress is going to hinge on whether paul ryan speak or not so i really don't think it affects it look if we do our jobs which we are we're going to be fine as a majority but ryan is one of forty three republicans choosing not to run for reelection democrats need to capture just twenty three seats to regain the house that's the same number of. republican held districts which trumps democratic foe hillary clinton won in the twenty sixteen presidential election and we're already seeing that the g.o.p. is having a difficult time recruiting top flight candidates actually run i'll have to do is look at what we saw and alabama and pennsylvania where they just haven't been able to attract the candidates who can put together both the political and fund raising and for structure to compete against very seasoned savvy politicians with their chances of a takeover growing some democrats are already calling for impeaching trump in expectation that special prosecutor robert muller will provide them the ammunition
to implicate him or members of his twenty six thousand campaign i don't care what the republicans say i say impeach but if if trump follows through on his reported threats to fire muller and his justice department superior so dislike the investigation that could further doom the republicans prospects i think they should be allowed to do their jobs we have a rule of law in this country now it's a principle we all uphold i have no reason to believe that's going to happen i have assurances that's not because i've been talking to the white house about it so we'll see what happens but those assurances like many other assessments of the president's intentions may yet prove unreliable tom ackerman al jazeera washington . government is trying to reassure one hundred refugees and bond a base that they have a patch of nation as a priority social welfare minister when my if i is and bought into this for three days is the first senior official from myanmar to visit one hundred refugees who fled to cox i would meet his foreign minister and dhaka on thursday.
i really appreciate the government of the things i did something for you as well for their support say in the economic times here and the knowledge you can be the need for a sense that. we knew about. the henri nouwen. these are the scenes and the most important. instead they rebut process as soon as possible to see if they will go all the difficulties. yes they want to see yeah yeah we're trying to have the. healings prime minister says the government won't grant any new permits for offshore oil and gas exploration the move is part of a pledge to help reduce the country's net going house gas emissions to zero by twenty fifty just as the policy won't affect twenty two existing exploration permits and that means that oil and gas operations could continue for several
decades. now smoked fish is a popular food enjoyed in many of west africa's coastal communities but the traditional smoking process produces substances now more to cause cancer in ivory coast people are being encouraged to use healthier methods charlotte ballasts reports. in a bubble too may women smoke fish for food. from afar they sound happy up close it's hard to tell for generations they have risen above the smoke glad for the work now they are learning they're surrounded by cancer causing particles and posting the environment. she lives there it's really difficult but this is my job i live with it i can't stop i printed this job since my children to school and can help when they're sick. coastal communities in ivory coast rely on fish for food and income the un says up to thirty percent of the catch is smoked the reason it
tastes better and lasts longer but the consequences hang heavy in the year. the part of the fish they are smoking is not of good quality it contains aromatic hydrocarbons which is a source of disease and cancer for the consumer those who smoke the fish are subject to lung diseases and sinusitis. the president of the fish process is union says this is the answer new traditional avon's and obvious smoke rises from a fire at the base through layers of fish and out of a vent it can act as a storage unit requires lease wood and can drive five times more fish than traditional made just. before fall toy these evans' improve the quality and hygiene of products the health of women fish processes working on the robins and the health of consumers it also has a positive impact on the prison vaishnav the environment and the misuse of wood.
widespread implementation will be difficult most communities can out of food when you open. the potential is great and these fish dryers know that you are likely to help them live longer and healthier lives. shall not balance zero. zero again our mothers have a problem and are harvard the headlines on al-jazeera syrian government forces have poached the last rebel fighters out of the town of duma that's according to the reuters news agency quoting a russian military official the last rebel stronghold in eastern outside damascus russian military police have been deployed to take over security and the white house says all options are on the table for a u.s. response to saturday's apparent chemical attack and duma a follows an earlier tweet
by donald trump was in the syrian government's main ally russia to get ready for missiles to be fired and on the news a former senior official in china who was once a major candidate for a leadership position has been convicted on charges of corruption so is one of the most prominent politicians to be charged under president xi jinping anticorruption crackdown. israel says it's fired at several hamas positions in gaza in response to an explosion which damaged a vehicle used by an army engineering team the military says a bomb was planted under a digger during the protests at the gaza israel border no one was injured and it's not clear what type of work since israel used in the attack facebook c.e.o. mark zuckerberg has faced more questions from the u.s. house of representatives zuckerberg promised to improve privacy during two days of testimony and said that regulation of social media companies is inevitable and is being questioned after the personal information of eighty seven million facebook users was used by a political consultancy firm. government is trying to reassure one hundred refugees
and bonded there that they were petry ation as a priority social welfare minister when my. three days is the first senior official from myanmar to visit one hundred refugees who fled to cox as bizarre as a president as one of four consecutive terminus left election that was boycotted by the main opposition parties so the headlines on al-jazeera the stream is coming up next thank you for watching. getting to the heart of the matter if. the supreme leader calls you today and says let's have talks would you accept facing realities what do you think reunification would look like there are two people keep the peace for unification is the only option for prosperity or for south korea here their story on how does iraq.