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growing anger. the protests began after a monthly announces plans to raise income taxes by as much as five percent taxes aimed at shrinking jordan's thirty seven billion dollars debt the a dependent economy has been struggling with a dramatic cut in donations by the u.a.e. the u.s. and saudi arabia protesters say they want to make it clear to the government that simply replacing the prime minister will not go far enough. the syrian kurdish forces have announced style pull out of a strategic town in the country's north after an agreement between the u.s. and turkey ankara had repeatedly threatened to take the town of binge by force in order to push back the kurdish why p.j. the agreement was reached between turkish foreign minister never to govern and u.s. secretary of state might pump a zero and is likely to ease tensions between ankara and washington congress parliament is debating a bill that would make it's a criminal offense to help asylum seekers as part of
a crackdown on immigration by prime minister victor all bans rightwing government and could mean up to one year in prison for anyone found guilty jonah hole reports from budapest. where once there was an open border of the european union now there's an electrified fence migrants and refugees still trying to enter europe aunt welcome in hungary. alone slide when in parliamentary elections in april as encourage prime minister viktor orban and his feet as party to go further fulfilling an election promise to protect hungary and its christian values despite protests by the e.u. and local activist groups planned new legislation will criminalize any supporting committing legal advice given to the mainly muslim asylum seekers who do make it through access to justice and due process their fundamental values and this legislation specifically targets that and there are real concerns that the
government will not stop there we are afraid of anybody who dares to criticize the government. for any reason. maybe a tag may face serious threats like we do now those who work with refugees who are promoting the rights of refugees and equal human rights for all. the advance of viktor or ban has been unstoppable in three successive elections the advance meanwhile of illegal migration of fear much promoted during the election campaign has been pretty comprehensively stopped there are more than a few hundred successful asylum seekers in hungary it is as if these new measures being debated are aimed less at migration itself and more at civil society. which brings us to the other great fear that stalks hungary's prime minister the billionaire financier george soros and the network of liberal minded n.g.o.s he supports the government spokesman explained he made it clear what kind of future he
thinks of europe is pro-democracy he's probably always been. the kind of democracy in the form of democracy he promotes and his organizations are promoting are very far from real democracy because they rely or would like to relight so-called n.g.o.s that have been founded and financed by the sheriff and the like minded people. the new measures are collectively known as the stop soros bill in response to soros funded open society foundations announced last week it was pulling out of hungary that's a loss to free thinking society but when one of europe's most illiberal governments slipped looks increasingly assailable jonah holds al-jazeera put a first still ahead on this al-jazeera news hour could this former senior u.n. official result mother gas because political crisis. is taking place in the u.s. primary elections as democrats hope to retake the house of representatives from the
republicans and in sports details of the brazilian world cup star is on his way to the english premier league. now to resume where they align so the anti establishment five star movement and the right wing likud party as well a confidence votes in the upper chamber of palm and the government's lead by political unknown giuseppe conte was sworn in on friday it followed three months of political turmoil sunday jaeger reports from or. the votes were cast and the government now approved by the senate ahead of the vote in the lower house thank. you prime minister outlined his government's vision for the country. this is not a simple novelty the truth is that we have radical change of which we are proud.
this is the new anti establishment force an unconventional union between the more left leaning five star movement and the far right anti immigration leg up party the aim is to do away with the politics of the previous government with a promise to provide a basic income for poor italians and redefining its immigration policy and we will stop the business of immigration which has been growing disproportionately under the montreal of fake solidarity and this is the issue that's going to put more pressure on the european union the refugee crisis has placed enormous burden on italy and people here are resentful that brussels hasn't done enough to help what's essentially a country that's the major landing point people arriving from north africa. the new interior minister from the leg up party is known for his anti immigrant rhetoric but they are still beanie wasted no time in letting the e.u.
know that he wants quotas for new arrivals changed putting him on the same footing as hungary and poland he is reaching forward very much in these days and it seems that he really wants to put in action what he has always proposed that means a very hardline a very tough line on the immigration issue the prime minister said that italy would remain a close ally of the united states he also called for the opening of relations with moscow and an end to sanctions and that could lead to more friction with the e.u. . while both main parties of the coalition have to tough in the lead up to the election they will now be confronted by the realities of governing change may not happen as fast as they would like and there is an obvious dilemma can a coalition made up of such disparate forces hold up to deliver its promises sunny diagonal al-jazeera rome spain's former prime minister mariano rajoy says he will
step down as leader of the conservative people's party after fourteen is it was ousted as prime minister last week when he lost a no confidence vote in parliament after several former party officials were found guilty of corruption from madrid reports. some say political careers ended but mariano rajoy has been swift at the gates removed no confidence vote he described as a very grave president by mr bowker see he told his senior colleagues at the people's party headquarters that betrayed it was time to go. get even one moment i think the time has come to bring this to him and for the people's party to continue under someone else's leadership. it was an emotional farewell after more than three decades in politics but he will remain in place in a caretaker role until a special party conference decides who will replace him. it was the shadow of what
judges called institutionalized corruption within his own party the brought him down but the whole he said the socialist government was extremely weak and spain was now facing an uncertain future. in a bitter attack on new prime minister petro sanchez he said a frankenstein government was being formed with disastrous travelling companions in the past nationalist uncatalogued separatist who backed his no confidence motion. so political scientists believe with a new leadership the people's party could reinvigorated space and distance itself from the taint of corruption the government of the them never faced these political crises they used the mundane all the party as he was before the make any kind of regeneration of the parties the socialist prime minister spent the day naming new members of his cabinet they included
a catalan as foreign minister who had opposed last year's the session referendum the whole catalogue of president carter's push them all fighting extradition to germany described him as a man who had escalated hate in catalonia not an encouraging start of the sanchez this hopes to deescalate the separatist crisis. but dree. zimbabwe's main opposition is demanding voting with forms ahead of elections next month the first since robert mugabe was ousted from power the movement for democratic change marched to the electoral commission with a list of demands opposition leader nelson chamisa says the commission should publicize the name of the company printing ballot papers to allow an independent audit of the new the new voter register and ensure coverage of parties in the public media he's also accused the president of using saudis to campaign for the ruling party in the countryside. we're doing this because we're afraid of religion
we are doing this because we love no not for we do not want him to incentives. to have money to didn't serve him with victory it was when i didn't serve originally interested in all of us so one thing he was of love to serve me. we wanted was of love to serve my brother to welcome we wanted was of love deserves on a real level everything. a former senior u.n. official has been appointed as madagascar's new prime minister christian and say will lead a unity government in a bid to resolve the country's political crisis after weeks of violent protests over electoral reforms. as. opposition parties say they had a list of names people who they wanted to be made prime minister christian and say was on that list some of the opposition say they had he's been made prime minister
others say they are in meetings and they are planning a way forward the last time the opposition won happy they had a massive protest the police opened fire used live ammunition and some people were killed the reason why the opposition were protesting is because they wanted some in their true laws changed to allow two former presidents ravalomanana and russia will mean to be able to participate in this year's elections they also want those elections to be much earlier in the year and not in november as originally planned now if these elections are earlier in the year would that make a difference some political analysts say yes maybe it could it could in the political crisis but others are saying nothing really will change madagascar's a country that's run by big names a few influential powerful families the one power they'll do anything to get it and to hang on to it and they feel that it's no longer about the people for example what's happening now is this so much poverty in madagascar there's high unemployment young girls as young as twelve thirteen are dropping out of school
trying to marry land barrons many farmers because they feel is their way out of poverty the army has threatened politicians and said if they don't resolve this crisis then they will intervene. hollywood movie producer harvey weinstein has pleaded not guilty to rape and sexual assault challenges the sixty six year old appeared in a new york court on tuesday morning after a grand jury indicted him last week on charges involving two women weinstein has denied having known consensual sex with women. in the u.s. primary elections are taking place in several states voters are choosing candidates to run for a range of positions in november's midterm elections from elected state officials to members of congress democrat saw hoping to retake the house of representatives from the republicans in the midterms so they can stall donald trump's agenda she had reports. new jersey alabama mississippi iowa south dakota montana new mexico and california are holding primaries on june the fifth in
november's mid-term congressional elections the democrats hope to take at least twenty three districts from the republicans and retake the house of representatives in washington these primaries will decide who their candidates will be california is key the democrats hope to flip seven districts here and democrats in hollywood and with the california's primary rules may scupper the democrats' chances for slice the because of the museum the challenge republican candidates because of california system of top two primaries all candidates compete against each other in each district no matter their party affiliation with the top two moving on to november's election so many democrats are running the party's vote will be split so two republicans in several districts may get the noise votes and end up facing each other in november elsewhere in states such as new jersey for example tuesday's primaries reveal the battle within the democratic party the bernie sanders left
argues the democrats need to prove they're with the ninety nine percent and not the one percent or they will lose again but the hillary clinton party establishment is overtly pushing democrats with wealthy corporate donors over grassroots activists in the primaries hello my name is peter jacob in a new jersey district progressive activist pete and jacob only narrowly lost to the incumbent republican congressman two years ago even before democratic rage with donald trump it set in and yet to the democratic party leadership is supporting former clinton and obama official told melanau ski who only recently moved to this ethnically diverse area of the democratic party it's in shambles because they're not listening to the people they're listening to their donors i'm cindy x. ne and i approve this message a record number of democratic women candidates are running and those with big donors are in. official party support but even if they will lead to agenda revolution in november's midterm there are thirteen women who are incumbents right
now who are not running for reelection so we're down thirteen women in the house alone just as we as we begin this task of increasing the number of women in congress and as the democratic leadership sticks to its formula of big money on course and its leader over the republicans is fallen from thirteen percent six months ago to just four percent now trevor terms the al-jazeera washington. still to come on this al-jazeera news hour why this singapore community has high expectations for the upcoming summit between donald trump and king john. bye-bye became the they miss america competition has a drastic make over and sport find out why the reigning and f.l. champions welcome at the white house.
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within the limits of the twenty fifth nuclear deal egremont allows iran to build parts for centrifuges as long as they are not made up or a shell within the first decade. disaster agency has ordered new evacuations from areas around the four wedo volcano warning of increased volcanic activity at least seventy people have died off the eruption on sunday as more being housed in temporary shelters and hungriest parliament is debating a bill that would make it a criminal offense to help assign them seekers as part of a crackdown on immigration by prime minister victor obama's rightwing government. people and cattle have been out on the streets of the capital doha to signal that support for the country one year into
a blockade imposed by neighboring countries began in the early hours of june the fifth two thousand and seventeen and saudi arabia the u.a.e. bahrain and egypt all diplomatic ties with cats are they accuse the gulf nation of supporting terrorism a claim doha strongly denies and they should demands including cutting ties with iran and shutting down al-jazeera catto is refusing to give in to those demands the country's foreign minister has spoken to al-jazeera he discussed recent reported threats of military action against from riyadh calling them unjustified do you believe that qatar could face an attack from saudi arabia first for just listening with us make it very clear that the purchase of. any military equipment is a sovereign decision which no country has. anything to do with so there is no legitimacy grievance behind this letter and threatening to cut that violating the
international law by letting all the international norms and. most importantly its violating. g.c.c. charter which is the countries of the g.c.c. should not launch an attack against each other so we believe that this letter has nor any legal basis to justify. any action we have been subject to a unilateral measure which was taken by by the saudis unfortunately as reckless behavior from what do you make of the saudi claim that it would disturb the balance of power it represents an escalation for kata to obtain the s four hundred says well it's unfortunate that they see this as as destabilisation because other option is not of presenting any threat for the saudis but what most importantly we have to look at the behavior of the saudis since the past year when we see the actions how it's going in him and or what they have done with the prime
minister and recently. the president of france himself he said that he saved the country he saved the region from a war according to the information you have do you believe this report in the press that saudi the saudi king really made this threat do you think it's credible world we are seeking for a form of confirmation from the french government and have you received any response what are they said to their response. should be to more. if it's confirmed what would your response be to the saudi oil if we are going to respond legally by. as as a response of a country that this is not violating international law and as a threat for our country which is not acceptable by the international community well and is there a senior political analyst and mullen bashara says the blockade has created on necessary crisis it's sort of paradoxical that just when the region is really
descending into total chaos and war and lots of. conflicts by proxy and so on so forth that the most stable region region within the greater middle east the gulf region would have to and it would have to suffer from such tensions unneeded tensions really because a year ago now we know for a fact that the qatar news agency was hacked that there was a conspiracy in fact to undermine kutta. to plant fake news and fake statements and to eventually humiliate and besiege it and take it over now all of that failed now when that fails after the besieging countries imposed thirteen very difficult conditions that basically that couldn't be met because they do fight it's the sovereignty of an independent nation it's
very difficult for those countries to back out to. climb down the tree as it were because the bar is too high they are too proud qatar is a much smaller nation and was able to pull out of all of that so i think now we are in perilous is basically qatar has not lost their refuse to admit their loss and so which is going to wait and see and with the americans in september trump will mediate a summit you know against the backdrop of the united nations where a second look back now at the events leading up to the blockade alexei o'brien has more. i'm going to take you through a timeline of events now but we have to go back to before the severing of diplomatic ties because they were already signed something that was up may twentieth the u.s. president donald trump lands and saudi arabia to meet king solomon and other arab
leaders trump later took credit for saudis move against in a series of tweets linking it to the summit just three days later may twenty third and the cops a news agency is hacked it attributes false statements to the emir of their broadcast on saudi an iraqi media despite the qatari government saying its fake news then on june fourth leaked e-mails from the u.a.e. and besa to the us reveal what appears to be a long running effort to discredit kata and that brings us to june fifth when diplomatic ties are cut and an economic embargo is imposed not to understand the impact of the gulf crisis it helps if you can see how the region's laid out the four blockading nations that egypt saudi arabia bahrain and the united arab emirates they accuse qatar on this peninsula here of spreading instability and supporting terrorism claims doha strongly denies on june fifth saudi arabia closes
cotter's only land border causing a run on the supermarkets and forcing alternative suppliers to be found excess to the say is restricted as well to bypass the blockade has had to ship directly through ports and mom and air routes were also closed pushing to make major detours kasuri families with relatives in other countries and vice versa are torn apart at this point calls for dialogue and that's taken up by the emir of kuwait weeks later the four countries released a list of demands they include wanting to scale back its diplomatic ties with iran and close a turkish military base here they pressured doha to cut all ties with what they call terrorist organizations including the muslim brotherhood and they called for the shutting down of the al-jazeera news channel as well as other media outlets funded by the qatari government. so that's how we got to this point but
a year on the diplomatic stalemate continues cats are and its people are still under a blockade but the country has made a giant leap towards self-sufficiency through some friendly overtures cemented relations with allies. reports. it has not been an easy year for qatar but for now protests from all over the world fill up store shelves cranes other most visible sign of the huge push to build mega projects in time for football's world cup in twenty twenty two but a year ago on the fifth of june during the fasting month of ramadan qatar is work up to and president of crisis saudi arabia the u.a.e. behind rein and egypt cut off diplomatic ties with qatar and imposed a land sea and embargo the blockade in countries accuse the qatari government of sponsoring terrorism accusations doha strongly deny it attempts by the emir of
kuwait and regional leaders to and the diplomatic feud have made no progress so far unfortunately we don't see any credible indicators to suggest that there will be a solution in the near future i think there have been serious at them so in the past us efforts invested to broker this crisis and to reach an agreement but unfortunately the parties are still stuck in their positions and unable to move forward with a solution of the four arab countries were hoping to see the blockade isolate internationally but what followed was a qatari diplomatic offensive led by the shit i mean been hammered thirty who met world leaders his countries signed major arms deals with friends it's ali the u.k.
and an agreement with the us to combat terrorism financing. in april the emir met president donald trump in washington d.c. the us leader has qatar as a force of stability in the region and trump who also. saudi arabia's crown prince mohammed when selling band around the same time expressed concerns about the fallout from the crisis it's a very unstable region and the gulf has always been the most stable part of an unstable region and this crisis has kind of thrown this region into a quagmire that they didn't have to be in and i think the trouble is treasure realizes that you know at least we have to provide one pall of stability and the center of gravity of the arab world in general has been the gulf in recent years so why the region there in crisis there is something that that had to be avoided at all cost. trump has invited the g.c.c. leaders to meet in the u.s. in the hope of finding a political solution but that invitation has been delayed
a the blockade in countries insist no talks will take place until qatar meets their demands. is iraq. correspondent stephanie dhaka now has more from doha about how the anniversary of the blockade is affecting locals. we're in qatar a cultural. people are coming out to have snacks just hang out everyone we speak to some are aware that it is the one year anniversary of the blockade others don't know it is today but everyone. like the main message everyone very firmly behind the government and dealing with the situation. is feeling of disappointment and a feeling of betrayal by the closest people to your neighbors and cousins but it's how to counter affect and as encourage the country to develop itself i also have family in the u.a.e. and saudi arabia and i haven't been able to visit them politics shouldn't affect
our family but make a tar keep developing further and god bless his highness the emir sheikh to me been a model family who's leading the way in the sense it makes me really proud of what qatar has achieved over the past year the fact that we've been able to kind of stick it out and kind of prove to the world that we're capable of standing on our own and we're not reliant on anyone not just neighboring countries but just anyone at all that we're able to kind of hold our own everyone we've spoken to doesn't expect the blockade to end any time soon there is sadness they say there are incredibly disappointed but everyone also says that they remain strong and as you can see one your own life continues as normal. now in exactly a week's time singapore will host the historic summit between the u.s. president only north korean leader kim jong the well we'll be watching to see what's happening. in particular are expectations all high school toddler reports.
it does not take long to understand why the area in singapore is known as little korea for decades this stretch of the road has been lined with korean restaurants shockers. twenty three year old code agent moved here four months ago from the south korean port city of. he has high hopes for next week's historic summit between donald trump and kim jong il. and many people will change that perception and think that south korea is safer this kind of event does not take place very often i hope it's successful it's not known how many north koreans are in singapore there's an embassy here but the government recently stopped issuing work permits and halted all trade after u.n. sanctions were tight it's estimated that there are thirty thousand south koreans living in singapore type community with their hub right here in little korea a place where they can gather a place where they can have a taste of home the korean association in singapore has been around for more than
fifty years actually as a south korea and we hoped that this summit happened in south korea this is. history so i'm happy to be here in singapore at these. the association is planning a gathering for june twelfth so members of the korean community can watch the summit together for now they're going about their business as usual but in a few days a meeting will be held just across town that could forever change the future of their homeland it's got harder al-jazeera singapore protesters in the philippines are edging the supreme court to reinstate the chief justice urrea lower the serrano was a critic of president say who publicly called for her removal from office jamila a window then has more from manila. this time so we'd say after the former supreme court that chief justice lawyer does then it was forcibly removed from office.