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the world tells the story of king hussein of jordan episode two. at this time on al-jazeera. getting to the heart of the matter if well stuff like injury the turkish cypriot 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 think the peace for unification is the only option for prosperity of south korea hear their story on talk to al-jazeera. al-jazeera. where ever you are.
direct talks and very high levels really high level. the u.s. president confirms washington is engaging north korea's reports emerged of a secret visit to pyongyang by donald trump's nominee for secretary of state. and i'm jane dutton this is al jazeera live from doha it was a coming up international monitors continue to wait for the green lights examined in it to enter duma to examine the site of a suspected chemical attack. it's a first zimbabwe independence day without robert mugabe who is in power for almost three decades. and mother and wife to two u.s. presidents probably died at the age of ninety two.
they have the cia has reportedly made a secret visit to north korea the groundwork has been laid for possible summit between u.s. president donald trump and north korean leader kim jong un u.s. media say mike pompei or went to pyongyang two weeks ago just after he was nominated as the new secretary of state if confirmed it would be the highest level u.s. visit in almost two decades charles when talking north korea was japanese prime minister shinzo bed his florida state the u.s. president confirmed washington and pyongyang on gauged in high level talks. direct talks at very high levels really i love those with north korea. and i really believe there's a lot of good will lot of good things are happening she what happens is i always say we'll see what happens because ultimately it's the end result that counts not the fact that we're thinking about having a beagle everything. else is there is diplomatic editor james bays is in north
korea and has more from the capital pyongyang. north korean officials are not commenting on all confirming the visit of mike pompei oh to this city all of the information at this stage is coming from the u.s. side but this is the highest level visit for a serving u.s. official since secretary of state madeline albright came to pyongyang in the year two thousand the u.s. doesn't have diplomatic relations with north korea there is no embassy here members of the diplomatic community have told me though they are aware that there is a channel of communication of negotiation ongoing between the u.s. and north korea but tween the cia and the north korean intelligence service they clearly are looking at the possibility of a meeting between the supreme leader kim yong and president trump the possible things that could be discussed possible things that could happen at the end of that
meeting for example three american citizens who are held in jail here in north korea the americans want them to be released but also have been talking about the possible venues for a meeting could it be in europe could it be here in pyongyang could it be down in the demilitarized zone between north and south korea are there other places that we mentioned mongolia for example as preparations continue for a summit between trump and kim north and south korea are getting ready for their own meeting next week sells says it could pursue a formal end to the korean war kathy novak has more from. one of the reasons that this upcoming meeting between the south korean president and the north korean leader kim jong un is so notable is because these two been are leaders of two countries that remain technically at war an armistice not a peace treaty marked the end of hostilities in the korean war in one nine hundred fifty three so going into the summit the south korean government is keen to discuss
denuclearization and also how to promote peace on the korean peninsula so now the suggestion is that one of the items that could come up for discussion between wingy and kim jong un could be how to transition from that armistice to a more long lasting peace agreement and the us president donald trump has suggested he has given his blessing for the two koreas to discuss this but it may not alternately be a decision that can be made at the into korean summit that is because south korea was not actually a signatory to the armistice that was signed in one nine hundred fifty three it was the united states that ledley allies in the united nations command that signed the armistice with north korea and china so the suggestion may be that if you and kim jong un do discuss this it may lay the groundwork for the summit that is expected between kim jong un and donald trump who may be more in a position to make a concrete agreement to move on from that armistice taiwan's defense ministry has
accused china of using cheap verbal intimidation to threaten the island china has conducted live fire drills in the taiwan strait for the first time in two years chinese state media say it's a warning against any push for independence the area has been under taiwanese control since nine hundred forty nine china is worried about the u.s. seeking closer ties with taiwan which beijing sees as a breakaway province taiwan's president says as a government to remain vigilant while she's on a visit to port. now we will i also asked our national security team to closely monitor the neighboring area jury my visit approved and report to me on the first instance for appropriate responses i'm reiterating that maintaining peace stability and prosperity across the taiwan strait is the primary duty of our government it confident and determined to defend our national security and i can assure my people of that age environ has more from beijing beijing has given no official reason as
to why this large scale military drill is happening now in the narrow strait of water that separates china from taiwan but of course this military drill comes at a time of heightened trade tensions between washington and beijing as well as deepening concern in china over the growing interaction between taipei and washington in the past few months we've seen a crude gresham delegation visit taiwan we've also seen the house of representatives pass the taiwan travel act if that becomes law it would allow high ranking government officials from taiwan to visit the united states also in may officials from taiwan and the united states a jew to meet in taiwan to discuss arms sales and the united states is also beefing up its trade representative office in taiwan so all these factors are feeding into the deepening frustration and anger here in china and of course this military drill in the straits of taiwan comes just less than a week after china held
a large scale a large scale military display in the south china sea involving its new aircraft carrier the leone ng that display was watched over by president xi jinping who warned that now was the time for china to strengthen its military especially its navy to michael cole is a senior nonresident fellow at the university of nottingham china policy institute he describes the drills as nothing out of the ordinary. well the timing is certainly interesting because presidents eye is early on on a state visit to a prick but the thing is these drills are again their routine they're normally held these are these are a tailor read or old are being held in the art of providence now the latest intelligence and a case that there are no no no increase in the number of soldiers were mobilized and there are no naval ships or aircraft involved either much of the rhetoric at us or on the exercise pointing out that it is a timeline or
a warning against taiwan independence came from the elderly or retired commentators in short who are already known for their hawkish importunately international media seems to have seized upon that rhetoric and maybe more than there actually is about that. syria's ambassador to the un says chemical weapons inspectors will end to do on wednesday if it is safe enough he says a u.n. security team is at the site independently decide on access for an o.p.c. devaney team investigators were looking to a suspected chemical attack on april seventh that went assign blame syria state media had reported on tuesday and weapons experts had entered the former rebel enclave when you. i mean today the u.n. security team and duma around three pm in order to assess the security situation on the ground if the security team to you and security team decides the situation is
sound and do more than a fact finding mission will begin its work in duma on wednesday the decision for the arrival of the fact finding mission is the decision of the u.n. and the old p.c. w. alone the russian military says it's found a chemical weapons stockpile in duma that belongs to the rebels a russian state media released this video describing the items as chlorine and components for making mustard gas russia had previously published information on syria that turned out to be fake moscow has repeatedly accused rebels of chemical attacks saying it is monitoring the situation from beirut. it is not clear if and when those chemical weapons inspectors will enter dumas late on tuesday syrian state television as well as the russian foreign ministry reported that the inspectors were in the site of that alleged chemical weapons attack it turned out to be a false report a few hours later the u.s.
state department saying that it had no indication that the o.p.c. w. team actually entered entered that town now the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons the little by little details about its operational activities and then we heard from syria's u.n. envoy. who said that the team that entered into mo was a u.n. security team which was assessing the situation and paving the way for the o.p.c. mission very mentioning that the o.p.'s team could enter into more on wednesday but he did say if it is safe so it is still not clear it's been approximately twelve days now that alleged chemical weapons attack happening on april the seventh and the o.p.c. w. team arriving into damascus in damascus the syrian capital on saturday that western countries accused russia and syria of delaying their work and preventing them from reaching a reaching do mother they also expressed concern that the evidence has been tampered
with because when that alleged chemical weapons attack happened it was under the town was under the control of the rebels and it's now under a new authority now the o.p.c. w. was supposed to enter do soil samples other samples talk to eyewitnesses there are concerns that eyewitnesses could be intimidated by the new authority on the ground but at the end of the day the o.p.c. w.'s findings is not going to trigger a retaliation because western countries already retaliated saying that they had evidence to prove that the syrian government was responsible for this chemical weapons attack still ahead on al-jazeera. this is the news my life and my situation syrian. refugee girls face forced marriages as the civil war drags on plus. a. lot of the old anything new to the prepares to open another chapter.
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are you watching us is there a mind of our top stories the u.s. president's nominee for secretary of state has reportedly made a secret visits to north korea's cia chief mike compares trip comes as preparations are being made for a summit between donald trump and north korean leader kim jong un. china is holding military drills in the taiwan strait for the first time in two years state media say it's a warning against any push for independence i once defense ministry is calling it cheap verbal intimidation. syria's ambassador to the u.n.
says chemical weapons inspectors will enter the duma on wednesday if it's safe enough he says a u.n. security team is at the site your organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons will look into an apparent chemical attack earlier this month but won't sign blame. up to seven years of conflict in syria life for many refugees is only getting more difficult and that's pushing some parents to marry off their daughters as soon as they can attach a good name reports on jordan's capital amman where child marriage is on the rise among syrian refugee girls. but mom was almost fifteen and living in a syrian refugee camp when her parents told her she was engaged she fought with them for days before she agreed to marry she's now sixteen has a five month old daughter and another baby on the way she says she loves her husband but their lives are hard they work ten hours a day every day at a factory. people say to me when you are still young you have
a baby and you are mad at this age. this is the normal life for my situation and i'm ok with that more than seven years into the syrian war life is becoming increasingly difficult for refugees forced to flee to countries such as jordan poverty is the primary reason driving families to marry off their girls. according to statistics from jordan's court system child marriage among syrian refugees primarily girls is on the rise in twenty fourteen fifteen percent of all syrian marriages included a child bride now it's thirty six percent last year jordan's chief justice issued new stipulations allowing girls the right to demand a marriage contract with conditions including completing their education and working but the united nations children's agency unicef says girls need even greater protection and what we would like to do more is the convention as it really
work with boards work with religious leaders and really promoting the right of girls to education that we need to break the cycle of poverty and prevent them from dropping out of school and calling into our lives but most says her biggest regret is dropping out of school at the age of ten she hopes early marriage in her family stops with her generation. i wish i could have continued my studies this is my destiny i want to let my daughter gets married young she needs to be twenty five or so it's too much responsibility. when asked about her dreams for the future fatma says she just wants to live in one room independently from her in-laws natasha going to name a man. united arab emirates has suspended operations at a hospital
a trend in somalia's capital mogadishu comes about growing bilateral tensions that have seen business bandon amorality diplomats searched in somalia mohamed atta reports the u.a.e. run ship zite hospital in mogadishu and now close to the public staff there say they received orders to stop operations in different at the facility or for treatment mainly to poor on this place people in the somali capital medical workers also perform life saving surgery on those injured in mogadishu as frequent car bomb attacks can follow how they are this is basically a punishment for the people of somalia for simply defending their sovereignty if the u.a.e. had opened a hospital for humanitarian purposes they would not have closed residents of mogadishu have been reacting to the news the. humanitarian aid should never be politicized where the u.a.e. has done a shameful. somalia is a free country we might be weak today but we don't want the aid that comes with
strings attached relations between mogadishu and abu dhabi have been frosty since june last year when mogadishu resist the pressure from the u.a.e. and so did it to cut ties with qatar and join the block. in march somalia band u e's dubai ports world from doing business in the country of faith an album agreement the company had entered into with ethiopia and some other land for the management of better but up port in the breakaway and clear last week somalia intercepted a plane chartered by u.a.e. diplomats and confiscated almost ten million dollars in cash saying it would investigate the intended purpose of the funds. on monday security forces in north somalia's puntland prevented another u.a.e. plane from living out of the emirates the military trainers refused two hundred of their luggage to his such it really looks like a dispute that nobody can win so money here is a very. poor country you know i was calmly reconstruction
based in eastern focus on rebuilding and developing internally and not to be bogged down in these kinds of disputes. and in the latest sign of a father breakdown in the lessons both countries of and the military cooperation program that began in two thousand and fourteen in which the u.a.e. trained equipped and paid the solid is of hundreds of somali troops mohammed at all jazeera. zimbabweans are celebrating their first independence day without robert mugabe as their leader mcgovern had been in power since we broke away from british rule in one thousand nine hundred eighty he was forced to step down last year after military intervention and former vice president everson mongo took over general elections are scheduled to be held in july. the latest from the celebrations in the capital harare. these are the first independence day
celebrations in zimbabwe without robert mugabe the former president is a liberation a bittersweet people in the stadium celebrating independence from britain in one thousand eight hundred whites by nazi rule and that but over the years has been disappointments and lots of missed opportunities especially when it comes to the economy president emerson and god was says his government is working on improving the economy he says he's going to create jobs and in that crippling cash crisis but he's been in power for about five months now and some of the bobbin say so far it's just been told they hope that he tells them a given company timelines are when the cash price will be sorted out and when fact was open and when jobs would be created right now zimbabweans are frustrated teachers are threatening to go on strike to minding better pay and regulations civil service that threatened to do the same nurse the been on strike for a few days also demanding the same but the government response a nurse was that they have all been fired a move that has angered some zimbabweans right now dozens have been injured in protests in armenia what the opposition calls a power grab by
a former president. this is report the work reaching a new prime minister will be hoping for tens of thousands took to the streets on tuesday for the fifth consecutive day braving the heavy fleece presence to show their fury over search stuff assyrians appointment a medium police made dozens of arrests using water cannons and stun guns to keep the protesters far away from disrupting the election with in parliament. not shared by lawmakers in the assembly with an overwhelming majority of seventy seven to seventeen votes the former president became the new prime minister got our children will rule the stage of forming the government starts now but will not last long. a change in role but not in power he oversaw a constitution shift to a new parliamentary system in two thousand and fifteen increasing the power of the
prime minister roles plus diminishing the power of the president changes due to come into effect when his term expired last week that date had been denounced by european observers who alleged vote rigging two years on armenians reacting to those changes coming into effect due to something not go accomplished after two presidential terms surge the kissin wants to become prime minister and all that despite the fact that his ten years of presidency have caused great harm to society poverty migration fourteen percent of the population of liff the country. protests have always clouded his time in power ten people died in clashes when he was first elected ten years ago when supporters of the defeated candidate reacted ten years on his position seems even stronger with the lack of opposition. the focus seems to be on the. young but let's not assume starkey's young leaders changes his mind. the parliament goodbye. and corroborate
because the bug. sasha seca c.n.n. was a military officer who sat in the safe it in the one nine hundred seventy s. despite armenia voting for independence from the save it union in one thousand nine hundred one his links with moscow remain strong but the key issue is how is a rorschach going to react to these are developments because our. main strategy in the south cook us analysts a dubbing his move as doing a putin opponents look no closer to being a peace. one family's dominance of cuban politics and thin nine hundred fifty nine coming astray volution is coming to an end latin american editor the cinnamon reports from havana. ma barring the unthinkable eighty six year old president rolled castro will be handing over power for the first time in six decades to
a cuban who doesn't carry his last name and who was born after the one nine hundred fifty nine revolution that he hoping to power for only four generations of cubans live in this have an apartment grandmother daughter ianna granddaughter another and her two children only eighty five year old elsa remembers a time when cuba was not ruled by fidel castro you know where you're going to know when the revolution triumphed everyone was happy because there were high expectations. but like the beautiful decaying city of havana the expectations began to crumble cubans had free education and health care but they became isolated economically and technologically under a one party communist system our twenty six year old plans to join millions of other cubans who've emigrated very little young people are hungry for something
else to have access to things we don't have to be paid a decent wage. some say raul castro a pragmatist came to power too late after ill health forced his elder brother fidel to resign pradelle castro is still glorified here as the supreme leader of the cuban revolution but it is our gastro who will be remembered for introducing some of the most long awaited reforms to the communist system and the decade that he has been at the helm none of these reforms though include easing even slightly the one party states absolute grip on political power. and while castro's attempts to improve cuba's socialist economic model have fallen far short of their mark his main objective now is to ensure political continuity with the communist party dictating policy guidelines and that's the way he likes him. that's that's the salvia style. he was known to have been
a fan of soviet style political decision making process. and so not surprisingly on the eve of what will be the end of the nira on the streets of cuba's capital there's a sense that little is about to change you see in human and just see how that past and present american presidents have paid tribute to former first lady barbara bush who's died at the age of ninety two her son george w. bush said she was a fabulous first lady who would be missed and donald trump raised a strong devotion to country and family island fishing expec and a life. cover bush often dismissed her popularity saying it was simply because she looked like everybody's grandmother with her signature white here in peril necklace but she will be remembered as one of only two women in u.s. history to be married to a president so help me god and the mother to one officer present united states she
was just sixteen years old when she met george h.w. bush at a christmas dance both born to privilege she would later drop out of college in mali the young navy pilot home from world war two they would settle down in texas so he could make his fortune in the oil business but their growing family would soon face tragedy the three year old daughter died after a fight with leukemia she said she clung to her children even more after that four boys and another girl would grow up watching their father's political career which would ultimately lead to the white house leaving heart the role of disciplinary and you're just so you know anything they do is all right. but someone has to be sure that the standards are captain. sample by. denying something. and i am the enforcing there's no question about it. there was no question over loyalty either anyone who did criticize her children or even more so husband would quickly
face her quick wit to an icy stare she didn't want a husband or her son george to run for the presidency admits she didn't think he would when she made news when speculation terms to another son jeb. the question. is the best qualified person to run for president but i help him out as i think all my enemies all his brothers all and their other family i refuse to accept that this great country isn't raising. other wonderful people thank you all for that warm welcome reluctant mitri arc of a political dynasty the first wife to speak at a political convention but beyond the campaign she wasn't known to give either a husband or son political advice in office she advocated for family literacy but mostly she prided herself on a family that she said was a true legacy i think and i hope. if i have
a legacy other than being the enforcer. that it will be. along with george a great family that will be remembered along with the woman at the center of it. the tough choice an al-jazeera the u.s. president's nominee for secretary of state has reportedly made a secret visit to north korea's cia chief mike pumpers trip comes as preparations are being made for a summit between donald trump and north korean leader kim jong un something's confirmed washington and pyongyang are engaged in high level talks diplomatic as a james basis more from pyongyang. u.s. doesn't have diplomatic relations with north korea there is no embassy here members of the diplomatic community have told me though they are aware that there is
a channel of communication of negotiation ongoing between the u.s. and north korea between the cia the north korean intelligence service very clearly looking at the possibility of a meeting between the supreme leader kim yong and president trump china is holding military drills in the taiwan strait for the first time in two years state media say it's a warning against any push for independence taiwan's defense ministry is calling this a cheap verbal intimidation syria's ambassador to the u.n. says chemical weapons inspectors will do more on wednesday if it's safe enough he says a u.n. security team is at the site you're going to zation for the prohibition of chemical weapons will look into an apparent chemical attack earlier this month but won't sign blame the russian military says it's found a chemical weapons stockpile in duma that belongs to the rebels russian state media out that released this video describing the items as kareen and components for
making mustard gas as previously published information on syria turned out to be fake. zimbabweans are celebrating the first independence day without robert mugabe as leader mugabe had been in power since we broke away from british rule in one nine hundred eighty looking at live pictures coming from that he was forced to step down last year after a military intervention and former vice president. took. those are the headlines the news continues after a. u.s. president donald trump has said he will slap new charis on imports of steel and alum in your process five g. will mean foster data transfer ten times faster than forty we bring you the stories that are shaping the economic world we live in counting the cost of this time zero .