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sounds and was constructed and hierarchy of races but how did it come about and what became of it. seem a very this coming soon on al-jazeera. and the democratic republic of congo there will be no third term for president joseph kabila. and we shall carry this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up turkey becomes the latest u.s. ally to reject washington's sanctions on iran. israel's parliament convenes a special session as anger grows over its so-called nation state law and militias former prime minister is in court accused of money laundering as the charges pile up over a state run scandal. the
president of the democratic republic of congo has just announced his decision on seeking a third term in office he says he will not be doing so there had long been speculation joseph kabila would attempt to defy term limits and seek a third term at the joy joins us soil rather joins us live now from kinshasa so not only was the announcement that he will not be seeking a third term robert zani should dari that is who will be seeking the office what do we know about this person and his politics. won't ramadani said diary is not a name that he needed you hold your head when you start talking up out of politics here in the democratic republic of congo i mean if you go around talking to docking them about ramadan there will not. much detail about him you eat a hollow. the secretary all the ruling. party that the president
in the coalition the minute he told. him that this is the province of. elizabeth. he's very loyal to president kabila shares very strongly he's ideologist a lot of people that i've talked to say that even a that's not just. for the military because this province that he comes from is also probably several of the. generals come from as well he also being told he is also a compromise hundred acceptable to the parties within that ruling coalition and also you know he could be acceptable to the international community because he is not in a need all the functions list richelle so that explains some of the coalition's thinking perhaps what is next for.
what i think his role is not over i think it's not over. ideology and i think he does become president she's going to go along with the president. and i think i believe going to bury him full of. advice things that have been very involved in how. the diary is going to be running the government. the election he of course he's nomination very lengthy consultations between the president and. the day the president all the leaders of the he's not far away from here. to sort of bring storm one hundred days that had been strong put to him. as well today. very lengthy
a meeting between the president and ministers and also again he does of this before this press conference to announce his name and then again just recently there's a lot that was. president of passage you know if you made where you know. i did on a good package will we cut president as well as amnesty for the president so i think that he he was on a lot of pressure present that the accelerate the tensions that have rocked this country. catherine soy live for us with that developing story out of the thank you. turkey has become the latest country to announce it will keep buying natural gas from iran despite the new sanctions imposed by the us foreign minister has rejected the u.s. sanctions saying the trump ministration won't be able to stop this country from exporting oil paint has more now from washington. the u.s. plan when it comes to iran hurt the economy hurt the people forced the government
to agree to change much of its foreign policy the policy is not regime change but we definitely want to put maximum pressure on the government and it's not just to come back to discuss fixing a deal that's basically not fixable dealing with the nuclear weapons aspect we want to see a much broader retreat by iran from their support for international terrorism their belligerent military activity in the middle east and their ballistic missile nuclear related programs all things around is unlikely to agree to still as the partners in the nuclear deal are urging dialogue we really just encourage united states to start talking. in order to be able to find a route forward the european union is trying to protect its companies taking the unusual step of issuing a blocking statement that says european companies should ignore u.s. sanctions but still car companies drug manufacturers and many other big names are
leaving iran the reason if a company does business in the united states and then chooses to do business in iran well the u.s. government can basically cut them out of the u.s. market that is a much more important economic one government officials here say they will be watching closely and they plan to aggressively enforce the sanctions that have been put in place. still the u.s. is going this alone unlike last time the other major economies like china are vowing to continue to do business with iran and even though they technically will not be able to use the u.s. dollar the world's currency former state department official jared blank says they will find a way to. work around that and that will hurt the u.s. in the long term the world's banking system is like a sewer and all of the plumbing runs to new york there's new laws of physics there's a new law of laws that says that has to be true it's just the way things have developed since world war two right now you've got the e.u. which is their economy is as large as ours you've got china growing to the point
that they will soon be larger than us and if we abuse the power that we get from that central role if we could preciously apply sanctions without touching into account the national security concerns of our closest allies and partners we're going to lose that position. the trust of ministration is betting the power of the u.s. dollar is key to all economic growth all around the world around hoping that by the u.s. going it alone that will no longer be the case in al-jazeera washington and i say rockley as director of european studies at the foundation for political economic and social research he says turkey is not likely to fall in line with us sanctions . almost forty five per cent of their excuse imports are coming from iran so there's almost half of the crude oil that turkey is using is coming from iran and all four. percent of mitt romney is also important wrong.
we have our trade will know about ten billion euros and turkey is export your army is about two. who. billion dollars so. there are there is a white strong. in economic terms between turkey and iran or. has certain issues in their foreign policy that they don't agree on talking issues but these equivocal years are going on pretty long time there's a you know you know little decision that united states has taken there is no un decision there is no international agreement on this issue european countries are opposing this ascensions and that make it easier for turkey to autocoder sanctions and at the same gender other tensions between turkey and united states and turkey. resisting many demands from the united states. has now started its mission after the. end of the lake where ten and illegal is there
a better terrorist organization ministers organization. is uniting the united states and there are other issues and that's why i think we're not going to. implement the sanctions and the resistance and tunes certainly knesset has held a special session on the controversial new nation state law off or malaya farms israel's of jewish character makes hebrew the country's sole official language that was a status previously chaired by arabic it's provoked widespread protests stephanie decker has more from maestro. the debate happening inside the knesset inside the israeli parliament isn't going to change anything to the law today but it highlights the controversy. that this law has caused debate going on inside the knesset heated debate we heard from my t.v. he's a palace soon israeli member of knesset saying that this is an apartheid move this is what m.k. said voted for he said that this is a policy that has been inherent over the years when it comes to treating the palestinian citizens of israel and others but it is now ingrained in its lord he
said only by standing together jewish people and the arabs wouldn't be able to be overturned it highlights the concern not only from within here from within the citizens of israel also jews have said that this is a is a threat to what israel says is its democratic and equal basis of the establishment of the state it is also cold prompted a lot of criticism when it comes to the international community and we've also seen tens of thousands of people come to the streets last saturday tens of thousands of citizens of druze also israelis packed would be in square in tel aviv we are expecting similar size this saturday in tel aviv called for by israeli citizens palestinian citizens of israel and also many others israelis we've been speaking to say that this is a law that is discriminatory and they do not agree with it malaysia's former prime minister has been back in court facing money laundering charges as a corruption probe intensifies he denies moving money into his own personal account
it's all part of a wider investigation into the disappearance of billions of dollars from estate investment funds set up by nadji reports in kuala lumpur. back in court to face more charges former prime minister of malaysia has pleaded not guilty to receiving proceeds that stem from unlawful activities he's alleged to have received ten and a half million dollars from the state company called s r c international these three additional. meanings and the money laundering now and the money laundering is a big it's a big wood but it's strictly. means proceeds of crime. they are in addition to the charges brought against him last month for criminal breach of trust and abuse of power s.r.c. international is a former unit of one and the state investment fund set up by not chip when he was both prime minister and finance minister the us department of justice alleges four
and a half billion dollars has been stolen from the fund one isn't just being investigated in malaysia at least six other countries including singapore and switzerland on vesta gazing at a fund over alleged corruption and money laundering. is alleged to have covered up irregularities at the fund when he was still in power sacking his deputy prime minister and replacing the attorney general with another officer who subsequently cleared him of any wrongdoing but since coming into power following a general election in may the new administration led by mahathir mohamad has moved swiftly to uncover the true extent of the corruption scandal surrounding. the government who recently took possession of a two hundred fifty million dollars it was handed over by indonesian authorities who had seized the vessel on behalf of u.s. officials who allege the yorks was bought with money stolen from one n.d.p. florence al-jazeera. rescue teams in indonesia say they are struggling with
a lack of equipment as they search for survivors from sunday's earthquake on the island of bach at least one hundred thirty one people are confirmed dead reports on a remote village in the west of lombok. the road to the remote village of ike is impassable by car. has come down from the hills to look for help. he shows us destruction that government officials have yet to see. along with what i see now is that all the help is focused in the north of lombok but here in this remote area away from the main road we also need help. on the third day after a powerful quake struck the island so vive us are growing increasingly impatient. hungry and thirsty. for us living in the mountains it's very difficult to find
clean water and it's impossible for us to take the sick to a doctor says food is also hard to find them because we're not earning any money everyone is still in shock this is. all data and provide he had only just moved into their new home after getting married a month ago it took more than seven years to build their house while going into the mountains to share extend of the damage of sunday's earthquake becomes clear in isolated villages like this one away from the epicenter many have been left homeless as well while aid is now entering the island of lombok many here fear there could be forgotten. while many people in the room ote areas are still waiting for help some aid is arriving had improvised shelters further down the mountain and officials say most donated goods have yet to be distributed getting to market a. there's only very little aid but if we distribute it now it won't be enough for everyone so we're gathering it first and then we'll hand it out. but people can't
wait much longer the little food they had this running out fast and many are in need of medical treatment they feel they're being ignored step fasten al-jazeera up with ike but west. so had on al-jazeera once fertile lands now fields of dust a severe drought is declared in the australian state of new south wales that are destruction caused by the wildfires sweeping through california. hello there is plenty of rain in the forecast for the southern parts of china at the moment there's not a great deal of cloud there are tour but watch out for this a bore but down towards the south that's a developing feature and it's rationally working its way north woods it's also
announcing the rains over the philippines so forcing lose on lots of heavy rain over the next couple of days could be some flooding here and then as that system nudges its way northward we're going to see the wet weather across the southern parts of china say many of us here can expect to see some very wet weather on friday including for us in hong kong now out towards the west and for some of us here there's been some very lively downpours too particularly over parts of india but also in parts of pakistan it's been pretty wet as well is them about has reported to sixty two millimeters of rain in the last day next i will see a couple more showers there as we head through thursday that also be plenty more wet weather across parts of nepal and this central belt of india is looking wet once more the showers here really do look quite lively they could be more in the way of flooding out of this as we head through the next few days here in doha the air it's actually been quite dry over the past couple of days but things are now beginning to change thanks to a change in the wind direction that we draw any more for many still a direction so expect things to get roll the more sticky roll the more humid.
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and watching our syria let's recap the top stories for you the president of the democratic republic of congo says he will not seek a third term in office or had long been speculation joseph kabila would attempt to defy term limits and run again the governing coalition says the current interior minister will be their candidate and decent person lection militias former prime minister najib razak has denied three new charges of money laundering he's accused of stealing billions of dollars from estate investment which he set up in two thousand and nine has already been charged with abuse of power and criminal breach of trust. turkey says it will keep buying gas from iran for another eighteen years just the latest country to ignore the u.s. sanctions pressure iraq's foreign minister has rejected donald trump's sanctions push saying washington won't be able to stop this country from exporting oil. there is a nervousness in india about how the u.s. sanctions on iran might impact india's own economy india imports
a large amount of its oil from iran that as andrew thomas reports and u.s. relationship with iran is far more than just economic. whew those filling up at this new delhi petrol station have a view on iran's nuclear program nor the merits of the deal to control it but the renewal of u.s. sanctions on iran could be felt here india is the second biggest importer of iranian oil off to china eighteen percent of its oil comes from iran and rove rising over that when petrol prices go up it's the common people like me and others who are affected. india also exports to iran some to see more rice the reimposition of sanctions so far does not come of food nor oil the full extent of what the united states expects of other countries would be known until november india is hoping exemptions can be made a waiver from the sanctions regime or freedom from consequences if it does continue to trade with iran. but indian exports to the us a twenty five times those to iran
it can't afford to risk them the door does and will be taken by the woman it will be in the national interest it is a very very difficult choice we have to strike a balance india has close ties to iran president has on rouhani came to new delhi in february prime minister narendra modi went to terror on two years ago the country's tiny's our strategic as well as economic sanctions on iran are just a matter of money for india this is about more than the price of petrol all right so there is a geo political dimension to the us sanctions regime could come in. india is the major investor in this port on iran south coast it gives india access by sea to places which because pakistan blocks the land route it can't reach otherwise you don is important from the geographical point of fuel when you're looking at to understand when you're looking at central asia so we have the hub when we talk
about the connectivity projects. investment in iran is also politically strategic china's so-called belt and road investment initiative gives its influence across central asia if india can't rival its people here believe china's influence will grow. little is clear yet u.s. and indian officials will meet in september to discuss what the full u.s. sanctions regime will mean here it could hurt andrew thomas al-jazeera new delhi the entire state of new south wales and australia suffering from a severe drought as described as the worst in living memory the government is stepping in to help stricken farmers survive the dire consequences the dire conditions. reports. it's an overwhelming drought cattle swarm around a water truck in new south wales looking for relief from the devastating dryness
the ground has become to bear for the grass to grow and the weather too extreme to predict farmers in eastern australia say the drought has taken over turning one's fertile lands into dust bowls or iran war and in a way just got a plan on how private ryan. to keep cattle alive some farmers have been forced to ship in hay and grain from other parts of the country that is expensive the national government is pledging nearly one hundred fifty million additional dollars to help offset the cost this winter has been particularly cruel you have to go back to knowledge in sixty five to see another winter like this one and you've got to remember that some of our farmers haven't really recovered from the last route. some farms are doing better than others but stories of desperation are repeated across new south wales nearly eighty thousand people in the state to depend on the agriculture industry contributing more than ten billion dollars to its annual
economy the drought is affecting more than farming the government says it's concerned about farmers mental health and the isolation of those who live in remote areas is a real worry all want more boys coming to the farm what they need to be for generation on this farm. and all i just really worry about the future. a dry spell with no signs of ending with entire farming communities welcoming support from local leaders but hoping for help from mother nature katia loper so the young al-jazeera more than a thousand firefighters have been tackling fires in portugal that have spread to the high winds and scorching temperatures the fire broke out on saturday in the southern algarve a region an area popular with tourists thousands of people have had to seek medical help mainly due to smoke inhalation. and wildfires are also devastating the u.s. state of california where they're expected to burn at least until the end of this month more than ten thousand firefighters are working to get these fires out once
they've destroyed homes lives and forced evacuations across the state all right else has more from los angeles. where. that point breaking a record set only a few months ago the mendocino complex fire has become the largest wildfire in california history the blaze has devoured more than one thousand seven hundred square kilometers about the size of the entire city of los angeles more than eleven thousand structures are under threat of burning and new evacuations have been ordered in some areas we re firefighters are battling more than twenty active fires around the state more than fourteen thousand firefighters have been deployed some travelling from as far as australia and new zealand a european space agency astronaut captured these photos of the fire from the international space station in orbit the deadly spate of wildfires began two weeks
ago with the blades in northern california near reading that fast moving conflagration claimed seven lines and is still burning after consuming one thousand homes the latest hot spot flared up in orange county south of los angeles sending up a towering smoke cloud and forcing evacuations from his vacation home on a golf course in new jersey president donald trump weighed in on the fires instead of expressing sympathy he mocked california for unspecified water policies that allowed water to flow into the pacific ocean a policy he called foolish trumps twitter comment puzzled california fire officials the state's reservoirs are near historically high levels and officials say lack of water has not. been hindering firefighting efforts in any way what does seem clear is that a warming climate is playing
a role in fires breaking out sooner or growing larger and burning hotter months of exceptionally dry weather combined with high winds and temperatures reaching about forty degrees celsius have created conditions firefighters say they have never before experienced of the five largest fires in california state history for have occurred since just two thousand and twelve rob reynolds al-jazeera los angeles island anticipated race for a seat in the u.s. congress is too close to call the center one percent of votes separate the democratic and republican candidates for the seat and ohio election is being seen as a test of donald trump's presidency as he won that district resoundingly in two thousand and sixteen yvonne decay has been sworn in as a new president at a ceremony in bogota he's the youngest leader to be elected in the forty two year old former senator won the presidential runoff back in june with fifty four percent of the vote he has promised to revise the two thousand and sixteen piece of board
with park rebels and introduce new measures to curb the production of cocaine and you're going up and going on today colombia confronts enormous challenges we receive a country in which more than three hundred social activists have been assassinated in the last two years illegal crops have expanded and they have done so exponentially criminal gangs increased their capacity yearly in various regions of the country and promises and commitments have been made with social organizations without making sure they are financed what colombians expect are solutions and not aggression i want to be the president that forges and achieves what was agreed upon and thinking about what colombia needs without falling into temptation of leading up laws. mexico's next president is launching at national forums and town halls to discuss ways to tackle drug violence the country is experiencing its most violent year on record john heilemann has more from seattle where this. this was the first
of a series of town hall meetings cool but the incoming mix can government to us victims and community leaders a simple question how can we bring peace it was emotionally charged hypes inevitably in ciudad juarez a town once known as the world's murder capital jose luis castillo in particular was desperate to talk to the president elect about a disappeared daughter that never leaves his mind and they are you know nine years two months and three hours she's been missing her name is as morale dick a steel ring call to him what's needed is political will not just storage use the violence but to find the tens of thousands of people who have disappeared based on movie on us for nine years i've been literally fighting with authorities to get them to help me to find her to help me find my as. the new government has promised it would be different and i'm not sorry we know this is a country of disappeared people that it's full of mass graves of morgues with
unidentified bodies until now they haven't been anywhere near enough resources dedicated to finding them we need a national commission to find a dissipated with the highest scientific standards and enough personnel to cope with one of the most painful situations in our recent history they also want to radically old to the security strategy offering social programs and even amnesty for some of the young and poor drawn into organized crime the details have yet to be agreed on but they're hoping that these forums with academics victims business people politicians and others will help this is a first baiting town hall events that are going to take place across the country and also be meetings for migrants and even for prisoners what the incoming administration say is that they want the mexican public to help them define their security strategy that is president elect and that his money will adore his promise to lead from the front. personally taking charge of security. every day from six am
i meet with the head of the army navy interior minister and security minister to get the latest security reports and make decisions the question is how capable his government will be of turning new ideas into reality once they take power gen home and i'll just see it out. recap of your headlines now on al-jazeera the president of the democratic republic of congo has just announced his decision on seeking a third term in office there had long been speculation joseph kabila would attempt to defy term limits and seek a third term he announced that he will not be doing that. turkey's take on the latest country to announce it will keep buying natural gas from iran despite the new sanctions imposed by the us foreign minister has rejected the u.s.
sanctions saying washington won't be able to stop this country from exporting oil. has been sworn in as a new president at a ceremony in bogota the youngest leader to be elected the forty two year old former senator won the presidential runoff back in june with fifty four percent of the vote he has promised to revise the two thousand and sixteen peace accord with park rebels and introduce new measures to curb the production of cocaine. but you're gonna appreciate. today colombia confronts enormous challenges we receive a country in which more than three hundred social activists have been assassinated in the last two years illegal crops have expanded and they have done so exponentially criminal gangs increased their capacity yearly in various regions of the country and promises and commitments have been made with social organizations without making sure they are financed what colombians expect are solutions and not aggression i want to be the president that forges on achieves what was agreed upon and thinking about what colombia needs without falling into temptation of leading
up laws well are just wildfire in california history is expected to continue burning at least until the end of august thousands of firefighters are working to put that fire out it's being fanned by high temperatures and strong wind that's also burned an area almost the size of the city of los angeles and it's forced thousands of people from their homes highly anticipated race for a seat in the u.s. congress is too close to call to sunder one percent of the vote separates the democratic and republican candidates for the seat and ohio election is being seen as a test of donald trump's presidency is he one that district in two thousand and sixteen the result could offer clues to how november's midterm elections might go. those are the headlines to keep it on al jazeera much more to come in the meantime the story is that next. commercial capital yang gone is a symbol of its rapid economic growth but in its slums families struggle to survive
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