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because there's always a small. private . public function here. on al-jazeera. as ceasefire comes into effect in the yemeni course of her data but reports from the ground say this still sporadic fighting. hello i'm the star detail and this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up. china celebrates forty years of economic reforms as it engages in a trade war with the u.s. . the u.s.
says it's warplanes have killed more than sixty al shabaab fighters in somalia. and the pristine landscape on the frontline of the global war on drugs we have a special report from. a u.n. brokered cease fire has come into effect in the yemeni city of her data but reports say sporadic fighting is still taking place in the embattled port the fighting pits saudi and u.a.e. bat's government forces against few rebels in the area the warring sides had agreed on a truce during political talks held in sweden last week international observers are expected to arrive to monitor the cease fire how data is critical for the supply of food and aid for millions of yemenis on the brink of starvation and there are many challenges on the ground for international observers as our diplomatic editor james bay is explains from the united nations. the u.n.
security council has started work drawing up a draft resolution that would indorse what was agreed in stockholm last week and give a mandate for a u.n. monitoring mission in yemen news that has been welcomed by the spokesman for the u.n. secretary general it will be. i think it will send a strong signal from the international from the international community in support of the un's work of this where mr griffiths has done what mr cameron general camera . will lead the dots general patrick who's leading the monitoring mission has been briefing the un secretary general antonio good terrorists on his plan i'm told the first members of the monitoring mission the assessment team will be on the ground in yemen on wednesday the watchwords i'm told or form follows function they'll look at the security situation see what functions they need to perform and then decide on the form the number of monitors they're going to need to come from member states
the united nations people with military experience but people who operate on the ground in an unarmed capacity one of the problems the un is facing here is that the talks in stockholm went much better than expected so the un is having to pull together this monitoring mission at very short notice china is marking forty years since its economy opened up to the rest of the wild but the anniversary coincides with a major trade dispute with the united states both sides agreed to a ninety day truth earlier this month to allow for negotiations aimed at ending the standoff beijing has already agreed to buy more soybeans and reduce tariffs on cars the u.s. accuses china of unfair trade practices which beijing denies adrian brown reports from beijing. well there's no doubt the trumpet ministration will be hoping for some concessions i think though there may well be some misplaced expectations i
think there will be concessions but i think there will be minor concessions what the trumpet ministration wants though is to hear a pledge from china's leader that it's going to win this system whereby american companies that do business here in china forced to hand over their technology to their partners as a condition for doing business here there's also the issue of forced technology transfers and the feeling among corporate america that they simply do not find a level playing field here in china now those are big demands but i think the president will try to go some way towards meeting them but we've heard pledges and promises made by china's leaders before and they simply haven't been met that the words haven't matched reality the history of relations between china and the united states over trade is really one marked by you know failed promises fraser how as an independent analyst and co-author of privatizing china inside china stock markets he joins us from singapore fraser thanks for being with us where about
eighteen days into the so-called ninety day trade truce and we've already seen concessions from the chinese on cousins way beans in your mind who has got the upper hand in these negotiations. i think the states has the upper hand at the moment because if you're just looking at the trade flows because it runs such a deficit against china it simply has much bigger numbers to put tad of sun so from that perspective you know the trump admission ministration has the upper hand but this is a long game and as your correspondent just alluded to we're talking about issues that go far beyond traver home or a level playing field in china and that's going to take years to work out this is not a quick solution it's not going to be a speech from xi jinping it's not going to be a couple of pledges and three months time. well fraser we've also seen a slowdown in the chinese economy and despite beijing insisting that it's on track what in your mind is causing that well there's
a number of things part of it is the trade war it just said send us of a chilling factor across the entire economy that simply doing business in china or you know relying on china in your supply chain is a bit of a problem but a lot of the issues are really more domestic china for the past five to eight years or so has been hugely dependent on credit growth to drive the economy that is excessive levels of day across all aspects of their cause to me and the chinese leadership at last to realize they need to rein that in so this is the leveraging process is very credit for much of their cost to me and that's causing a large part of the slowdown the trade waters come at the worst possible time for china when it's trying to tackle domestic problems fraser there's also been speculation amongst economists that she has jumped the gun and reassessing state control rather than both storing private business like bank shopping did what's your take on that i think that absolutely right you know we are all in there celebrating today forty years of reforms and clearly she wants to trying to
mantle of being this great a pharmacist leader but the reality is that under heaven that a farm either has largely stopped the institutional reform the openness the that direction of travel has very much changed she jinping has brought in a system where he's very much at the center of the communist party the communist party becoming ever more central to the economy into the society and so he's actually backtracking on many of those reforms so his inclination is one of control not want to openness and he certainly isn't as bold the leaders long shopping was for she is on from deng xiaoping's reforms what do you think china is facing now what are the greatest challenges that that china faces especially on the economic front. well i think in some ways it's you know forty years of reforms and they've achieved great things but of course you've got to remember the communist party basically ran the country into the garden for the first they're two years so they started for a low base and it's wonderful that the chinese have become as rich as they have but a lot of the gains have been so low hanging fruit and catch up sort of growth
taking from other countries and is of piggybacking on the other side done now the real work needs to star and they've realised this for some time that they need to fundamentally change their model for make sports from cheap manufacturing in the d. to move the value chain that's a lot harder to do they're still very reliant on high tech products from overseas from the states and actually being genuinely creative in their own economy that's going to be a lot harder to achieve fraser have speaking to us there from singapore thank you for your thoughts fraser u.s. airstrikes have killed more than sixty people in somalia the military says all but fighters from the group al shabaab the pentagon says the attacks over the weekend engender a win in coordination with somalia's federal government a somali intelligence official told me that military vehicles and a camp were hit. has this update from washington d.c. . there's military not giving out a ton of details but they do say that on december fifteenth air strikes were
launched at about forty kilometers southwest of the capital mogadishu and that thirty four fighters were killed airstrikes the following day on the sixteenth killed another twenty eight fighters for al shabaab the u.s. military says they don't believe any civilians were killed or injured in the bombing campaign the press is reporting that sources inside the somali government say that the reason for the attack was they believed al shabaab was about to launch an attack on a somali government military facility so the air strikes were called in we've seen a pretty sizable increase in the number of air strikes in somalia since u.s. president donald trump came to office he's given the u.s. military pretty much across the globe more authority to launch air strikes this will be the most airstrikes in recent memory in somalia conducted by the u.s. in cooperation with the somali government this brings the total to forty six airstrikes for the year russia is being accused of using every social media
platform possible to influence the twenty sixteen presidential election and donald trump's favor to new reports say it's still working to support him millions of social media posts have been studied in the first comprehensive analysis provided by someone other than the social media companies themselves at an official reports from washington. if you can think of a social media platform there's a strong chance the russians used it to try to influence the twenty sixteen u.s. presidential election from you tube facebook and twitter to read it and instagram and more to report commissioned by the u.s. senate intelligence committee says russia's internet research agency or i r e tried to capitalize on divisions in u.s. politics it pushed more than ten million tweets more than one thousand videos and their own one hundred sixteen thousand instagram posts all together that translated into a potential of reaching more than one hundred forty million people. one of the reports concluded what is clear all of the messaging clearly sought to benefit the
republican party and specifically donald trump but one expert says it's not clear if just pushing the message had any impact the russian certainly tried to interfere in american elections and continue to try and interfere in american politics are they actually making a difference it's not clear what they're doing legal in some of the more indictments of shown certainly not but it's really important thing to separate out affective ness from legality and morality right these are all survive different issues and difference of stakes a place reports say that the russians push conservatives on key issues like gun rights and immigration while sending misinformation to largely democratic supporting african-american voters are doing them to boycott elections and they support u.s. intelligence reports of russian interference and the action of special counsel robert miller who's investigating possible russian collusion in the election to indict a number of russian hackers and officials president donald trump has both criticized
possible russian interference and described it also as a hoax president putin he just said it's not russian except our intelligence community his conclusion that russia's meddling in the two thousand and six election took place the report also criticized the tech firms who provided data to the investigators saying that they seem to provide no more than the minimum information required and will add to pressure on those firms to do more to prevent election interference the report does not cover any potential action in the recent mid-term elections the committee's leading democrat mark warner says it's time to get serious in addressing the challenge of interference and he hopes there could be legislative action to follow alan fischer al-jazeera washington. former f.b.i. director james comey has called on us republicans to stand up for the values of the country on certain questions in congress carney said president trump's constant
criticism of the f.b.i. was harmful to the root of your claim of investigations into alleged links between russia and his presidential campaign in adjustment which happens when the president of united states is lying about the f.b.i. attacking the f.b.i. and attacking the rule of law in this country. how does that make any sense at all at some point someone has to stand up in the face of fear of fox news fear of their base fear of being tweets stand up for the values of this country and not slink away to retirement but stand up and speak the truth. weather next but still ahead on out of there more. in the u.k. as the opposition labor party holds for a no confidence vote on prime minister to resign may talks. were in the in their refugee camp by the million border find out next this temporary shelter has become the fourth largest town in mauritania.
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documentaries to open your eyes on al-jazeera. welcome back home the stars and doha a reminder of our top stories this hour a u.n. brokered cease fire has come into effect in the yemeni city of her data but reports say sporadic fighting is still taking place in the embattled port between saudi and u.a.e. backed government forces and the rebels. china is marking forty years since its economy opened up to the rest of the world but the anniversary coincides with a major trade dispute with the united states both sides agreed to
a ninety day truce earlier this month to allow for negotiations aimed at ending the standoff. u.s. air strikes in somalia have killed more than sixty people the military says all were fighters from the armed group al-shabaab the attacks on again on saturday and sunday were in coordination with somalia's federal government. in britain the leader of the opposition is submitting a motion of no confidence in the prime minister that's after driesum a pushed back a crucial vote on the country's deal to leave the european union to next month with exit day on march the twenty ninth fast approaching and with no deal officially unpaid in place some politicians say the deadlock can only be resolved with a second referendum on reports. it's prime minister theresa may adamant there would be no meaningful vote on bret's it until january parliament appeared almost pointless on monday but having failed to make any concrete progress in her talks with european leaders in brussels last week this is may was judy bound to report
back to the lawmakers in london she acknowledged the widespread hostility to have a plan but she warned bravely against holding another referendum another vote which would do irreparable damage to the integrity of our politics because it would say to millions who trusted him to mark prosy that our democracy does not deliver. another vote which would likely leave us no further forward than the last and another vote which would further divide our country at the very moment we should be working to unite. the threat of a no confidence vote in the prime minister organized by the opposition labor party appear to have been neutralized and theresa may set the week of january fourteenth for the rearranged meaningful vote to justice proceedings drew to a close labor leader jeremy called and decided to go for it so mr speaker as the only way i can think of of ensuring a vote takes place this week i'm about to table a motion which says the following that this house has no confidence in the prime
minister due. to a failure to allow the house of commons to have a meaningful vote straight away on the withdrawal agreement and framework for future relationships during the u.k. and the european union and that will be tabled immediately mr speaker thank you. the procedure now is that confidence motions tabled by the opposition will take precedence over government business and its parliamentary convention that any such request be granted this week that seem to be winding down into a christmas holiday just warmed up again given paul brennan al-jazeera. riot police are hungry and trying to control thousands of anti-government protesters in the capital bit past. the crowds are angry about a new labor law passed in parliament last week that allows employers to request up to four hundred hours of overtime a year without paying for up to three years prime minister viktor orban is right when government says it's an attempt to fix
a labor shortage in the growing manufacturing sector and to allow workers to earn more but critics call it a slavery law and have been protesting since it was passed sri lanka's prime minister says his united national party will form new political alliances to safeguard the country against corruption addressing tens of thousands of supporters at a victory rally ronnie of the crime the singer thanked those who stood by him during a political crisis lasting fifty one days when l. philander's reports from colombo. planned as a fight for justice this rally in colombo became a celebration of run of the committee his reappointment as prime minister and the man who's been at the center of the two month long constitutional crisis was in his element of it and i'm not the only people that they were his strength in the historic fifty one days the appointment by president mighty policy to say no of mine the rajapaksa to replace victor messina brought together
a fractious united national party angry at what they called a blatant violation of democracy the party and its alliance partners rallied to protect their leader so did party supporters opportunity will be a peach and we voted against mahinda but the president ought to mean it's that pain we need to defend our rights that's brought people here it's become missing his fifth time as prime minister he's been careful not to criticize president syria cena despite scathing attacks by him party leaders of following his cue realizing they have to work with the president for at least another fifteen months. because missing had told supporters that mistakes had been made during his three and a half year government the fifty one day political crisis has given run over her missing her and his political partners a shot in the arm helping them bring together the largest political gathering that they have had in recent years they have admitted shortcomings when they were in
government and promised to correctly i believe that. the prime minister ministers and parliamentarians must get closer to the people and we acted against corruption but legal action has been slow we will address this the former president and now former prime minister minded rajapaksa says he resigned to ensure the stability of the country and allowed president seriously in a to appoint a new government something the president vowed never to do with become a singer at the helm and on sunday he insisted that his personal stance was not to appoint become a singer but said he was doing so to respect parliamentary to dition. seriously in his bid to dissolve parliament and cause snap elections was ruled unconstitutional by the supreme court last week become a singer says a new political alliance would be formed to safeguard the country a possible reference to plans for his new government and elections that will be
tested when they go ahead in the coming months when if an end is al-jazeera colomba a refugee camp in mauritania has grown so large it could now be called its fourth largest city many of the people from neighboring mali and fled fighting in the remote desert of northwest africa as nicholas haq reports from an bera the camp and the government are in dying need of help from donor countries the people of timbuktu are on the move escaping while they can. mohammad. as you know war played out away from the public his family survived rebel occupations drone strikes and bombings deep in the desert rebel groups and armed forces a cliff the seven nations including the united states the u.k. and france are fighting the battle field is spreading across the region as big as the european union. but it is a continuous attack by the million soldiers meant to protect us that pushed us to
flee our homeland we don't feel safe they attack us and pillaged through our villagers like invaders. for the moment this is their home the embarrass you gee camp in mauritania fifty seven thousand people live here refugees from mali came here in the early one nine hundred ninety s. escaping rebel attacks settlements turn to homes refugees turned to citizens or to your country most live on less than two dollars a day has opened its borders and welcomed the refugees this is a weekly market in embarrassed few gee camp here you can find all sorts of goods cabbages fruits vegetables fish spices all of it comes from neighboring mali there are now more people from to look to living inside this county than timbuktu itself and so this temporary shelter has become the fourth largest town in mauritania. reeducation in the six primary schools registration and
maternity centers water points and food distribution attracts both refugees and locals but the u.n. says this is unsustainable we're bringing disengagement of the international community into a different way of working. in. recognising where the burden is and the burden is on the host countries neighboring this refugee crisis situations and that needs to be. acknowledged and those countries need to be supported. so for mauritania has received only a fraction of the money it needs to help communities in this region with nowhere else to go and stick. is the survival of the people of timbuktu. nicholas hawke al-jazeera and berra along the more italian million board. members of the un
security council have expressed concern of the cost of those decision to tenet security force into an army the announcement on. friday i'm good and prompted the security council meeting on monday un peacekeeping sheaves qua called on the two sides to refrain from any steps that could escalate the situation but the presidents of kosovo and serbia are standing for. governor got him of course of a has made a mistake it's only that we had it for five years unnecessarily to establish an army the decision for the army might be belated but in no way is it the wrong one it's believed it because we waited for good well from those that never showed any good will towards cassava we are free seeing more and more difficulties in the area of course when at the here and i have to say the time very much worried very much concerned and a bit even afraid of the future and for the future not only.
for my people of our country serbia but of an entire region t.j. kissed on the southern border is on the front line in the global war on drugs every year tons of heroin opium and marijuana smuggled in from neighboring afghanistan despite costly international efforts child stratford finds out why stopping the drug trade has been so difficult because of not a guess was a heroin addict for seventeen years she's getting treatment at this government health center in tajikistan's capital to show. her husband used to smuggle heroin into the country from neighboring afghanistan by swallowing sealed bags of the drug shows we're also watching more dish many young people are using drugs and going down that road despite knowing they will be sick i don't understand why no one told me when i started using heroin we thought arab was just about enjoying ourselves. stan is a frontline in the global war on drugs
a war that the international community is struggling to win in some places along the one thousand three hundred kilometer border with afghanistan the villages set among the premier mountains are so close you can see and hear children playing on the other side the un estimates around twenty percent of afghan drugs pass through to markets around the world all that separates afghanistan from tajikistan certainly in this region is the river which as you can see in places like this is literally just a few meters wide now international experts say that despite hundreds of millions of dollars having been spent and try and stop the smuggling of drugs from afghanistan across this border the effects indeed the success of domestic type policies with international assistance has been minimal tajikistan's anti narcotic
agency was keen to show us how they deal with the drugs they seize bags of opium blocks boxes of heroin thrown into an incinerator. the government says more than three tons of heroin has been intercepted so far this year. that. drug traffic bite down town is getting lower this shows to better at controlling the situation but the u.n. drugs agency and the u.s. and european governments regularly accused as you can stand of not doing enough the u.s. says it's believed much of the drugs that moved through the country do so with the help of corrupt police and government officials some international reports estimate a drug smuggling accounts for almost a third of tajikistan's economy. last year a record nine thousand tons of opium was produced in afghanistan. groups including the. most double the amount from two thousand and sixteen when we didn't sign of
peace in afghanistan it's expected. we remain a major transit route for drugs all the way to russia china and other countries around the world. or the tajikistan afghanistan border you can follow our top story on developments in yemen's war and much much more on our web site the address al jazeera dot com. and these are the top stories a un broken ceasefire has come into effect in the yemeni city of data but reports say sporadic fighting is still taking place in the embattled port between saudi and u.a.e. government forces and who the rebels china is marking forty years since its economy opened up to the rest of the wild but the anniversary
coincides with a major trade dispute with the u.s. both sides agreed to a ninety day truce earlier this month to allow for negotiations aimed at ending that standoff u.s. air strikes in somalia have killed more than sixty people the military says fighters from the armed group al-shabaab the attacks on saturday and sunday were in coordination with somalia's federal government russia is being accused of using every social media platform possible to influence the twenty sixteen presidential election in donald trump's favor to new reports prepared for the u.s. senate say moscow is still working to support trump former f.b.i. director james comey has called on us republicans to stand up for the values of the country on certain questions and congress carney says president on trump's constant criticism of the f.b.i. is harmful to the rule of law. the president of united states is whining about the f.b.i. attacking the f.b.i.
and attacking the rule of law in this country. how does it make any sense at all at some point someone has to stand up in the face of fear of fox news fear of their base fear of being tweets stand up for the values of this country and not slink away to retirement but stand up and speak the truth brisance opposition leader has submitted a motion of no confidence in prime minister trees in may after the crucial vote on the deal to leave the european union may is facing intense opposition to have proposed agreement and has postponed the votes in parliament till next month riot police and hungry are trying to control thousands of anti-government protesters the crowds are angry about a new so-called slave law as allows employers to request as much as four hundred hours of overtime a year without payment those are the headlines join me for more news here off to witness. we