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fellow i'm down in jordan in doha with the top stories on al jazeera syrian government forces have begun shelling the last area on the i saw control near the capital. has been under government siege for several years half of it's held by arsenal fighters by rival rebel groups so one has more from beirut and neighboring lebanon. the army announced that they are targeting this enclave a number of districts. under the control of. so the army moving on following its a victory really. after taking control of the rebels and setting its sights on this enclave in the south of damascus really wanting to clear the area around the capital around its power and russia says international inspectors will be allowed to enter wednesday to investigate a suspected chemical attack it will try to establish if an attack took place on
april seventh but it won't assign blame the u.s. accuses russia of tampering with the site while moscow's blaming delays on security concerns australia's most senior catholic cleric will return to court next month to find out whether he will stand trial on sexual abuse charges george pell denies the allegations thomas has more from nobody. prado pal is australia's most senior figure within the catholic church and she was once archbishop here in melbourne he's also been archbishop in sydney and he was until very recently arguably the third most important person in the catholic church worldwide in charge of all their finances well he found out on tuesday that it will be on the first of my that he discovers whether he'll have to face a formal trial a multiple historic sexual abuse crimes at the place accuse him of the magistrate here in melbourne has spent the last six weeks hearing some of the evidence against him and hearing what some of his defense would be and she said that she'll now take
the time to consider whether those witnesses are believable she said in court on tuesday that the defense would have to have a noire like to the possibility that those witnesses those accusers could be taken seriously by a jury and that would be the test by which she would decide whether or not a formal trial could go ahead not cardinal pell has been at this call to a number of stages over the last six weeks he wasn't here on tuesday but he will now have to wait another couple of weeks before he finds out whether he will have to face a full trial a british parliamentary committee looking into the role of fake news in medias questioning a former executive of cambridge analytical that's the political firm tied to the recent facebook data breach brittany kinds o. worked on a firm strategy help the u.k. campaign to leave the e.u. join the twenty sixteen referendum cambridge analytic is under scrutiny of claims that improperly access the personal data of nearly nineteen million facebook users
to influence elections lansley has more from london. brittany kaiser is opening position having worked both on the obama campaign and then on the trunk campaign for cambridge analytic is her concern that she's very cynical about this now is that governments in very wealthy people are gathering in harvesting all our first information and are able to analyze it and target us with specific messages with a view to changing our political opinions and she's very worried about how all this is happening a judge has rejected a bid by the u.s. president's personal lawyer michael cohen to keep some of his record secret the documents were seized as part of investigations into a payout he arranged for an adult film actress who said she had an affair with donald trump two former ministers in spain's catalonia region are expected to appear in the supreme court to be formally charged with sedition and rebellion
several politicians have been indicted for organizing last october's secession referendum they include the region's former leader governors put them on and canada is withdrawing the families of different routes in cuba the new information about mysterious illnesses which affected staff at its embassy in abana envoys from canada and the u.s. first reported headaches dizziness and nausea last year now doctors say they may have brain injuries but those are the headlines the news continues here on al-jazeera after the college station that's a watching often are. the caliph are. a form of rule in a slam. that lasted for almost thirteen centuries.
from the death of the prophet muhammad. to the overthrow of the last ottoman caliph in one thousand nine hundred twenty four. the arabic ten to twenty eighth twenty five which actually in essence simply means a successor all read identity. the ruler of the islamic world would call himself clifford resort in our success so ultimately. through the centuries. the title of qana is a term that has been used. at the time of use. in june two thousand and fourteen. a militant group calling itself the islam ecstacy and iraq in the levant or i so. declared the establishment of a caliphate. they call rejected by most muslims around the world.
i still took root and expanded in iraq and syria. two countries flung into violence by the political turmoil and foreign intervention of recent years. the turmoil revived sectarian differences that go back for ten centuries between sunni and shia are most. of them will be done at them is us yes you are nuts and if you did what. in the sun i just miss not talking for all to send it all took his assessment a little bit about the problem of you know as a human you know. this is the story of the great split within islam. of how the split a rose from a dispute of who should succeed the prophet muhammad like.
it was here in the year six twenty two that a delegation from the town of medina made by on a pledge of support and shelter to the prophet muhammad. shortly after he left mecca. and the greeting to medina with a group of followers. over the next ten years muhammad built the first islamic state. but in june sixth thirty two. the prophet died in his capital medina. leaving the young state without a leader. a tradition that says that the
muslims on that day were like sheep on a rainy night they were frightened and huddling together and it's not clear whether or not the prophet had made any plans for his succession. within hours of the prophet's death senior figures in the muslim community came together to choose a successor to the prophet a caliph. the debate was long and intense. it was the emigrants from mecca was. able baucus he was chosen to be the first caliph in a slim. margin on at the with so with their lives i will leave him alone but about the muscle. dini. that
a belly and without. food well home their men the value to him and how they were. but though they were from his tribe. not the immigrants were from the prophets close family the hashemites. the descendants of muhammad's great grandfather passion. at that time in our society the family was understood as a much larger unit coal lateral lines uncles brothers cousins and so long were all considered to be part of the clan. senior among the hashemites was a highly. mahomet's cousin husband of his one surviving daughter fatah mother and father of the prophet's only living grandson his son and that hussein.
but when the decision to choose the caliph was taken ali was busy elsewhere. at the time of the prophet's actual death we know that he was ali who was in charge of the barrel arrangements as a jew to full respectful son and all cousin with caring for the prophet's body. the next day in the medina mosque a walk was given by on the oath of allegiance by the majority of the muslim community. ali however was not one of them. what happened that day which saw the seeds of a political divide that would gradually evolve. into
a deep religious schism. the division of a slam. into sunni and shia. if you ask a sunni or shia muslim about that moment of mohammed's death and the decision about the leadership you will get two very different answers the sunnies suggest that he hadn't actually made any clear plans for his succession eyes death the shia would say that he had and that he was to be succeeded by his first cousin and son in law ali. three months before his death. the prophet muhammad made a famous speech here and he got the home. an ancient resting play. yes on the route from mecca to medina. a speech that has been
interpreted ever since in two very different ways. people of homes who have been mustered. island he has to be his mouth that. support that of whoever supports him. and then enemies of whoever opposes him and they fear the through the fact that. this is moment where if your sunni you believe the prophet gave the leadership of his family if the shia you believe gave the leadership of the family but also the whole community. will lose the prophet speech just celebrated by shia to this day and. each year a feast is held on the anniversary to commemorate what shia see as muhammad appointing ali to be his successor.
but the mainstream majority the sunni have no such priests. and no doubts about the legitimacy. and the caliphs who succeeded him. shortly after becoming caliph. i will buck faced his first major challenge a tribal revolt against the islamic state. in this moment of peril. chose unity over division and gave the oath of allegiance to the color of. eman ali ali sell em back there
thinly with that in more i.e. enter says shell i'm ok send it in a film s.l. or somewhere that she had mostly mean. the whole theater the harbor. fee was she had a kettle in the kind of slam and the whole. the better part. of a box room lost it just two years. as he lay dying he nominated almost as a successor. ten years later and six forty four. on the second caliph was assassinated. while leading don't prayers in medina. on his deathbed he
dictated how successor should be chosen. six of the closest companions of the prophet. would confer together and choose one amongst. of the four days of deliberation last month was named the third caliph. once again ali chose. passed over by. and then for him the man when he's. in favor of. the new caliph came from a family of the christ tribe called the. the founder of always convert to the leadership of christ. standing in his way was
his uncle hashem the patriarch of the hashemite. this rivalry that put fester through the centuries. how that's roots in mecca decades earlier. in the pagan years before the birth of the slack. in the year six ten. in this cave outside mecca muhammad received the first revelation verses of the koran which set him on the path of prophecy. the emergence of a prophet among the hashemites antagonized the oh my its. and their leader abu
sufyan. and. another now been as a bin man of one. and them a lot of that with a muzzle on us and when a noble one of them and i you know then. for twelve years the maids led a campaign of persecution against muhammad and his followers in mecca. persecution which culminated in their emigration to medina and six twenty two. but when the prophet returned to conquer america. and realized resistance was futile and joined slam. by six forty four. the rising islamic state had expanded into
a vast empire. and the caliphate that come into the hands of an almighty. off months. with man was a genius but he employed far too many of his young cousins to me odds where they are still cracked of mecca and they'd been great leaders the pagan resistance and soap or making these characters who were his lovely cousins was also you know a bad political decision. a rebellion erupted against off man's alleged nepotism. in six fifty six. and after twelve years this kind of. he was killed in his house in medina. by. a selfish deed what was it then him and the nest to have thought that in a how when and. how when and
where that can be either that it was had to and then and must the hutton islamiya the wily and yes that she. was yahoo has you all know when saddam. almost a quarter of a century after the death of the prophet. ali finally became the fourth kind of. who are bashed if we. allow the n.r.a. you know about it with a mind of enough than you that it bothers him. as in my been abusive. a sham. many of us moms relatives were hostile it's all his leadership imo always demanded that all the hundred of the killers. the dispute quickly
escalated. and to strengthen his position i removed the capital from medina to his own power base in kuwait from iraq. because nomic state was now divided into. the east under hushing my calif and the west under i know my governor. and the you should benefit in which you mean she the. shia. it was no it wouldn't you know lost and that could limit she. meant that my heart didn't win the meccan that. food is what is it.
in six fifty seven. marched on me into syria to crush my yes mutiny. off to days of bloody skirmishes and on the last day of the battle. the army of malia was on the first shock defeat. in my mind and i'm also that famous malia. malia. you know. that it can. be kind of ingestion of i don't. know who was. kind of slots and another to have. lot of one who had the well i can hold a company that well that it can color that it's. little enough. that had the whole. covered idea months akin that the whole month of the tat they have
got to be met and then look at you know. these dissidents from ali's on me how it is fixed on a roof this way to bring an end to the struggle. the moment it was chosen fresh dawn prayers of the twenty seventh of january sixth sixty one. the seventeenth day of the holy month of ramadan. three assassins made their way to three different places to fight for ali damascus for. and forestall to egypt from ma yes. other the us saw this in the office look at the wall of the surf and saw that and all of the efforts that it could help with saudi especially when they. wobble.
not just in iraq. a holy place to sheol most of us. they believe is buried here. for them is more than a kind of. he has any man. imbued with religious authority that could be passed on only through his bloodline. so on ali's death the caliphate passed to his older son. but he would not be long in the post. can have some two fifteen hour they can and no lame kinda cool in iraq. a joy there's a lot while we have there's
a lot to be yeah what the fuck are and yet then as it has an even highly and even hillary well cover a hustler and i do. one at the as i know it because yes huma. damascus thirteen centuries ago the my you capital. though the caliphate remained in the chorus tried. it had passed from the hashemites to oh my yes. and there it would remain for the coming century. the crunch point really comes late in not always rain when he designated his son. as his successor and this was a real touch point for generating control to see an opposition.
is each succession on the death of ma we are in six eight. triggered the series of events that resonate to this day. in a defiant show of opposition and her saying younger son of ali refused to pledge allegiance to his ear and set off towards mecca on pilgrimage. on the way. he began to receive messages asking him to come to iraq. where his supporters plan to install a scholar. he gathered together his family and decided to move to cool for his father's. former capital. unfortunately for sane
his plan got to the a myatt governor of iraq and he was able to block his route to the city of kuta and so hussein was trapped without substantial military support at a place called tabbouleh. and it was at karbala in october six eighteen that hussien and his small band of supporters met their bloody fate. in makati and let in middle of folly when they said. that the two at that if the. yanni and the math or well how to do it at the. bottom of the us would in their image i see that. he and his entourage many of his family were massacred and his head was sent to his ied in
damascus. each year on the anniversary of the battle of karbala. around the world marked the event in public displays of penitence and. extending sometimes even to ritual self punishment. to atone for their forebears failure to support the horsing. it's really seen as the great tragedy of his law from the she respective this is vic the great disaster is that the prophets family didn't get to take caliphate into leeds muslims. but seventy years after karbala. a revolt would finally succeed in bringing the caliphate back to the family of the prophet. the hotshots.
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hello i'm don jordan in doha with the top stories here on al-jazeera syrian government forces of the gun shelling the last area and i still control near the capital damascus. has been under government siege now for several years half of it's held by arsenal fighters the other half by rival rebel groups has moved from beirut in neighboring lebanon. the army and now and saying that they are targeting this enclave a number of districts in southern to mask under the control of. so the army moving on following it's a victory really in eastern after taking control of eastern from the rebels and setting its sights on this enclave in the south of damascus really wanting to clear the area around the capital around its power and russia says international inspectors will be allowed to and to do more on wednesday to investigate
a suspected chemical attack it will try to establish if an attack took place but it won't assign blame the u.s. accuses russia of tampering with the site while moscow is blaming delays on security concerns australia's most senior catholic cleric will return to court next month to find out whether he will stand trial on sexual abuse charges cardinal george pell denies the allegations a british parliamentary committee looking into the role of fake news in media is questioning a former executive of cambridge analytical that's the political tied to the recent facebook data bridge brittany kaiser worked on the firm's strategy to help the u.k. campaign to leave the european union during the twenty sixteen referendum cambridge analytic is under scrutiny after claims of improperly access the personal data of nearly nineteen million facebook users to influence elections. a judge rejected a bid by the us president's personal lawyer michael cohen to keep some of his records secret the documents were seized as part of an investigation into
a payout to range for an adult film actress who said she had an affair with donald trump canada's withdrawing the families of diplomats in cuba has been suffering from a mysterious illness doctors believe staff at the embassy in havana may have brain injuries envoys from canada and the u.s. first reported headaches dizziness and nausea last year cuba says it doesn't know what's behind the incidents well those are the headlines the news continues here on al-jazeera after the caliph stage of them so much about that. at home i'm a southern jordan. in
the eighth century it was a settlement of one of the two major branches of the hashemites. the prophet's own family of the christ troy. known as the bus its these were descendants of the law bus one of muhammad uncles the other branch where the islets descended from. the prophet's cousin and son in law. in seven sixteen abdulla one of the eyelets arrived in and how my name a with a strange story. i had thought any been at you thought it. must i live in almost me silly amended i've been many of them a who had. well. you know what shall be modeled
for. some minister they met. our beloved died in and my mom. but in his final hours he confessed to his a bust of cousin muhammad that he was the head of a plot to topple it's. not a do. is be a living i'm a little luck of the and the only min and me in the living into someone that even i mean by that in a best. humility you really know me and then i'm going to do he laughed and then a walk in the my living realize i'm gonna sure i don't see our own free b. day living we have men and the mom that. over the next thirty years this message persuaded many islet she has to join us it
goes. in seven forty six. the secret movement turned into full blown revolution in the eastern part of the islamic empire in what is today the shia state of iran. it's very very hard to say whether the abbasids eased the attic. they certainly wanted to accrue as wide a support base as they possibly could and they were certainly wanted those who supported and k. live to join them movement. within three years the a bus it's had captured coup for. the colorful capital of ali. it was in this mosque that the name and identity of the caliph in waiting were
finally revealed. they proclaimed a man a scale if called abu allah. and he was a descendant of one of the prophet muhammad's uncles and he based his claim to the kayleigh faith on that kinship with the prophet mohammed. in seven fifty. yeah bastards and to damascus capital of the mighty mighty it states. the largest empire yet. but in the years to come they would struggle to maintain the unity of the vast state they now controlled.
by the mid century. bussard said seize control of the caliphate but did little for their cousins. a sense of betrayal to cold and fermented among the islands. in a bold and dangerous move they declare the rival caliphate in medina. and a bus at army was rushed to the city. its roof to sleep crushing the rebellion. in the midst of the but deluded enough but she knew of it and. the moment they let the assault. and they had led the coup in a minute little moment the libby. as she had been at low enough she.
the so now bus it's consolidated their dominance of the center of the state from their newly built capital but that. but they had failed to exert the same control over the provinces of the far west. in seven fifty six and zero made fugitive prince called abdulrahman reached under new c.e.o. . only six years after the collapse of his grandfather's calif and. he succeeded in reviving your mate then a stick with. as its capital. and
them up as it will be over that will all sons of the well you want to be done is not a hold of the defense if you must come up obviously done on your own don't you know us look a number. one and i bet you no more the simpleton i felt when i was on the other had the i'm not enough of a clown doesn't fit out of that is that me or me buffett and thus. the omega and the written under the cea was the first to break from the caliphate. but it would not be the last. soon another states at the western edge of the muslim world and the magic would break away from their bus routes. and this time it would be their own cousins
the islets. but at that the one another that was that i don't know if. and when it's it must look in the event i did because they got it all off i thought after i took. a lesson on how do you know and. i'll be. in seven eighty eight degrees and alledge fugitive arrived here in the moroccan city of my will a decent whom. a city that now carries his name. recognizing him as a descendant of the prophet. local burma tribes were quick to offer him their oath of allegiance as ruler of the region. and so was born the at the recent emirates the first independent state. that is how. you'll get
until the. sort of assessment of. what the will be for said if. i did and. the would up i don't feel. that we have been without money. but with the new and expanding state just three years old is to be nice guy. he was laid to rest here in the city that still bears his name. it to be said allegedly been poisoned on the orders of harun al-rashid. the most famous soviet bus caliphs.
the statue of shah and she doesn't invest that. the two main characters of one thousand and one nights. legendary stories inspired by the opulence of her own little sheets court. the golden age of the a bus in calif it. but that a spot but you know to do nia then the whole head had a mad you know you had. for that the hell could all of them occur in with a few. hundred sea islands or could all the bad island weather that excitement here on the.
underground or she'd scholars began the great task of transcribing and translating the cultural and scientific works of former civilizations. encouraged and supported by the ambassador caliphs. muslims began adding their own scholarship to the stock of human knowledge. laying the groundwork for europe's run of songs and centuries to come. in siena or the west gnosis and the center had written not only philosophical texts but also a very important treatise and medicine was transferred into latin taking the standard textbook for european medical schools for centuries. but the golden age of the a bus its was destined to be short lived. in
a thirty six the eighth a bus it kind of a not awesome moved this capital here to some era in iraq. it was also to be a military base for the caliphs new army. an army of turkic mercenaries. toughened by life on the steps of central asia. an army. that would soon erode the power of the caliphs. but that i'm certain i would be yet died she and she and i'm a sigh and it all more about. how you thought. martha sim in the letter iraq was wow home. and no food. in eight forty seven here and some era turkic army commanders installed a motto
a kill as the tenth bassett calif. to. and for a century to come they would effectively root the caliphate. appointing deposing torturing and even killing a string of twelve caliphs who are little more than puppets. yanni. me was sherry at that can you believe that one of us but you know what's even worse what. the caliphate really had become a symbol and we had no effective power anymore and in the muslim world we had a multitude of different political regimes in the various reaching from the us
today spain to the separation continent often this period is seen as a period of decline because of these political divisions. but it wasn't just a matter of the slow fracturing of the state. as its western edge and new threat was on the rise. this small town on the to newseum coast would soon emerge as the seat of a rival caliphate. and this new caliph would not be sunny. but she. it on heartland of shiite islam in the modern world. today shia make up around fifteen percent of the global muslim population of more than
one and a half billion. and their belief it is the title of eman a not callous that confers the right to rule. the vast majority of shia in the world are known as twelve years. they follow a hear read a terry line of twelve a man's descended from the prophet's cousin and his wife fatimah the prophet's daughter. a line ending with the last eman al maddy. the twelve or she i believe holds that i'm madly disappeared in some era and eight seventy four. he will reemerge at the end of the world as the ultimate savior of mankind. you know she has been in
the mimic them oh you may be a shia. militia it was here the clue to look. here with if he should live that a shrewd maneuver that he for people whom. were bit dirty feet in a hoodie in youth. for the better will. be well a shirt with a tease. but this holy commandment was no protection against a deep divide than shia belief. and calls him a mosque that. the shrine of the man who marks the vision of she has him into two strands. it is the tomb of the seventh of the twelve years in man's. who died here in the year seven ninety nine.
of those however dispute his status. they consider the real seventh to be his brother it's my. they came to be known as this my. the two over. which additionally. not interested or did not strive to take political power because they believed that they were waiting for the return of the man the so that at that point the righteous regime would be installed in anything in between you have risen to rule and in this land. but for the ismaili shia. there was to be no waiting for the return of the man. by the late nineteenth century. there preaching the taken root among the berber tribes
in north africa. a new movement was on the rise. with this roots firmly in the shia tradition. added an outward i. had a. very definite. goal i'd been a couldn't sleep i'm not sort of off. god and assess how dekha that was. but the have a what a community added bait. in the year nine hundred the nine in cairo on tunisia. all by the law a man claimed to be a descendant of a smile was declared the caliph of the first ever shia caliphate. it would be known as the phantom in. after the fall to my daughter of the prophet
muhammad. an ancestor of all the men. the concept of the ismaili caliphate is completely different from the abbas that kind of thing because of the claim to divine inspiration and divine guidance which the fatah movement put forward they certainly developed institution which was theoretically completely different from the abbas that. the fatah meds now began to expand their state westwards into the market. but this would lead to a clash with another major muslim power. and soon the islamic world would find itself in a surreal position. baghdad
. by nine hundred twelve they all made emirates in under sia was over a century and a half old. ruled from cordoba by the eighth i mean. the third. after crossing all rebellions. and uniting under the sea and he looked towards expanding southwards across the mediterranean. yes banishment of the fucking caliphate what is no. one to us call the flick of the tongue meant a big threat for them i guess terms of the political control of the better but
that existed india. to strengthen his position. in nine twenty nine. the rahman declared the undersea an emirate an independent oh my god caliphate. three centuries on from the founding of the title the islamic world was now divided between three colors to sony and one. the ultimate result of that really was a decline in the value put on the notion of the caliphate itself so it leads to huge rifts politically speaking within the community as well as the religious differences that these different caliphate signal.
in but that the suffering of the a bus of caliphs continued on the turkish military domination. but by the mid tenth century a new force had emerged. the boy it's a persian then a city. but an end to turkish control of the caliphate. but no boy was home. while my baloch of assume. live a normal. manner if i'm old and look at the american morning when the lovable and of the i'll have the sunni when i'm on the ground going to become clearer. we're still what's to come for the our bassett's. and nine sixty nine
a phantom it on me captured egypt. three years later the forefront the macallan and moyes abandoned his capital match the tunisia and headed east. for the next two centuries the newly built city of cairo which served as the seat of the shah kind of. the fatah it's considered back caliphate universal so ideally they wanted to expand that palace from their original base in north africa back into each it on into syria and ultimately to encompass the whole islamic well they weren't able to achieve that and will instead happened in the tenth century was the islamic world became divided between a number of different caliphates. meanwhile
in the west. a storm was gathering. christians uniting under the banner of the cross. were looking eastward to conquer the holy lands. and. the approaching struggle could not have come at a worse time for a divided muslim world. and for the caliphs or at their weakest point as they turned to face the crusades.
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a very heavy downpours so we have had problems here dry weather comes in as we go on through the next few days but still a show of want to see showers a lot of cloud of the rain there into cuba and jamaica so making its way east. the weather sponsored by cattle and race. he ruled for nearly half a century. a controversial political figure in the cold in the middle east and one who was never far from crisis at home or abroad. in a two part seems to zero want to tell us the story of king hussein of jordan episode to. face. at this time on al-jazeera.