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or nation with the institutions of a country is over their heads is to arrive there has to be a desire for for it to come into the country's borders and cost money or has long prevented him terrorism since it will be up to one why don't his and his in term presidency to allow humanitarian help to come in long white o. has stated a number of times over the weekend today and the past that he is ready willing and welcoming of that humanitarian help to write immediately for the event as well as they've been suffering for a number of years thank you very much for your time on this we do appreciate it bet is jason mafraq live in washington d.c. thank you. let's move on to other news now and six days of talks between the u.s. and the afghan taliban have ended and kutha with a promise off further discussions washington's envoy is now heading to afghanistan to meet the government in kabul but even though there was some progress made there was much work to do with the trial of foreign forces and a ceasefire agreement or just some of the sticking points which remain. as more. an
apparent breakthrough in negotiation taliban sources say their leader paving the way for around fourteen thousand american troops in afghanistan to leave within eighteen months if we turn goof. and i still will not be allowed to use of gotta stand as a base to target u.s. forces that will only actually be implemented if the other items are also agreed which are for the taliban much more difficult including direct negotiations with the afghan government reaching agreement with the afghan government and moving into some kind of an interim or transitional ministration but after repeated and failed the seventeen year old afghan war the peace process has a long way to go afghanistan's president has voiced his skepticism a soft on the wall. think the terms of any agreement bus include approval from the
afghan government so i surely will basically be thinking ok my work starts now all this follows the appointment of one of the taliban's co-founders as leader of the group's political office based in the qatari capitol hill had a brother who was jailed for eight years in pakistan has a history of supporting peace talks. the pakistani government which has been accused of providing a safe haven for taliban fighters also had a seat at the negotiating table in qatar the draft agreement is reportedly conditional an opportunity perhaps to test the waters and see if it eventually can and the longest running u.s. war has a lot easier now the taliban has also so far refused to hold negotiations with the afghan government let's get more on this we're joined by all maad some of he was
the afghan ambassador to france and canada under former president hamid karzai and he's joining us live from washington d.c. very good to have you with us on al-jazeera there was a lot of optimism around these talks what needs to happen now for the progress that has been made in the last six days remembering that these talks were only supposed to last two days they were extended to four and then six what needs to happen now for this progress to continue. yes there is optimism but there's no conclusive outcome yet there's no agreement on any of the sticking points and to ask you a question what used to happen now is for the u.s. in words on how these ought to be to be called to talk to the uk and meters into the political class and on the sun to see if there is an appetite and there's a willingness in the if there is a mechanism through which they can enter into in track and talk to the policy or at some point in the next few days or weeks. at the same time this would facilitate
the other elements of a potential agreement which has to do with a cease fire as on how these are has said that the comprehensive cease fire which means that it cannot be just between the americans and on the moderates involve all sides in meaning that back in government as well as the active state as we have known it has to be part of within the other elements always you have to do with us withdrawal from afghanistan which may take up to eighteen months if all other points are going through the summit as we've been saying the taliban has so far not want to the afghan government to be part of any talks but what needs to happen for the polish bomb to say ok the afghan government president ashraf ghani can now participate in this process. it all depends on what the conditions are and how hard these conditions are for the soft and the managed
by all other sides and a solution can be found out of on a heart condition that says they cannot talk to an entity representing the african government then they may have to look for a solution which probably means a sort of broadway's representative. gathering or a committee or a commission or a sure are that is formed by on athens including the government which could then act as and to look to her with the thought of one now obviously this is not an easy issue to resolve i think that how does all that is going to have his hands full and call you know you have to convince president romney who has been had his own conditions and unless this happens i think that we will not see a lot of progress on the items that i mentioned earlier at the summit thank you
very much for your time and that you know and sites on this that is almost some odd life and washington d.c. thank you. a penny more ahead on the news hour including as israel and iran exchanged fire and syria fears grow that the tension could lead to a wider regional conflict searching for his brother why concern is growing among families of protesters detained in sudan and in sports naomi are soccer makes it to grand slam titles and by winning the australian open details coming up later in the program. to brazil now rescue workers in the southeast have digging through mud and debris looking for hundreds of people still missing after a mining dam burst on friday it happened near the town of virginia in the southeastern state of maine. thirty four people are confirmed dead after more
bodies were recovered state prosecutors have frozen one point three billion dollars worth of assets belonging to the mining company valley to pay for damages the country's environmental agency has already find the company sixty six million dollars well daniel as at a relief center near the former genial he sent us this report. this is the money relief center on the outskirts of the town though. the closest town to the birth. of the mines people have come here to get food to get medicine to get relief supplies but also to look for it to look for answers to the whereabouts of some of the three hundred or so people who are unaccounted for many of them almost certainly buried under tons of sludge and much of that contaminated which escaped from that which held something like twelve million liters of waste from the iron ore mine this is not the first time this kind of tragedy is stopped this is sort this area the state of militarized in the denver of two thousand and fifteen
a similar disaster struck near the town of marianna killing nineteen people three hundred seventy five families were paid homeless nobody was held responsible for that nobody was prosecuted. many of those families are still not been real how to people here the environmentalist the families of those who are missing already asking questions about how the mining industry how the brazilian state will react to this crisis will they take responsibility for this occasion. now to a developing story on the murder of sol the journalist jamal khashoggi the u.n. human rights investigator looking into the killing has sought access to the crime scene in the saudi consulate in istanbul where kushal ji was killed agnus kalamata has also asked to visit the kingdom hasn't had a reply from saudi authorities yet kalamata who is the un special rapporteur on executions is set to arrive in turkey on monday she says the inquiry is a crucial step towards full accountability for the murder well let's get more on this we're joined by harry just xan who's the executive director at the arab center
washington d.c. and he joins us now from fairfax virginia very good to have you with us on al-jazeera mr so as we've been reporting agnes kalamata has asked for access to the crime scene it is going to be part of the investigation she's hoping it's been more than three months since jamal khashoggi was killed there so why is this access important. well essentially throughout this whole period duckie just sort of further to that has been a lot of international pressure directed. particularly office of the secretary general of the un to initiate some response if you will some initiate some investigation on behalf of the international community with regards to the murders so recently the secretary general has appointed a group of three representatives to kind of represent him and the united nations are showing this inventive investigation to group is headed by again this
column up as you just stated in addition to helena kennedy a member of parliament and wanted to know if the portuguese investigator and saw these people have requested if you will that group has requested access to the saudi consulate the site of the scene of the crime in istanbul so that they can begin their investigation an admission to a visit to the kingdom of saudi arabia to be briefed about the investigation in terms of the saudi investigation and disregard and they have been turned down well saudi arabia is carrying out its own investigation eleven people it says could face trial five could face the death penalty can we trust this investigation given it was the saudis who killed and lied many times to cover it up. i think putting aside political consideration just focusing purely on the legal aspect of
this case my answer is no i don't think it is credible for the party that is accused of having something to do directly or indirectly with the murder of question of you to investigate it's something i think it's you know for the interests of the interest of saudi arabia to engage some international agency to help give some credibility to the ongoing investigation i don't think the investigation conducted thus far. has really gained any international traction or support. thank you as always for your time on those that is. live and if effects that jenea. to france now where yellow vest protest as a keeping up the pressure on president emanuel met call and several evening rallies were held across the country marking the eleventh consecutive six consecutive week
of protests against the president demonstrations accuse him of being out of touch with ordinary citizens the so-called yellow night followed a day of watches around the capital that erupted into a confrontation between demonstrators and police now nigeria's main opposition party has halted election campaigning for three days it's in protest at president obama the suspending the chief justice walter own again xah cues to failing to declare assets the opposition people's democratic party says the allegations of politically motivated the chief justice would likely rule on any disputed results in next month's general election if he's reinstated now the families of anti-government protesters arrested and saddam demanded as of the whereabouts of their relatives hundreds of people have been detained in six weeks of demonstrations against rising prices and president omar al bashir is thirty years old had a morgan reports from caught the one. starts his day in the capital with phone
calls and internet searches he's hoping to hear some news about his brother muslim men who went missing on the twentieth of january after protests in sudan's second largest city on demand. we don't know where he is we checked hospitals but he wasn't among those injured those who were with him during the protests said that he was arrested by armed masked men and trying to pick up we haven't seen or heard from him since. thanks six weeks of anti-government protests started on the nineteenth of december over rising food costs the cries were changed to calls for president obama to end his thirty year rule. is refusing to hand over power security forces have been criticized for firing bullets and tear gas to disperse protesters. the government says twenty nine have been killed since protests began rights groups say at least fifty have died
widespread arrests have also been reported with activists and opposition figures targeted sometimes in their homes. there's growing concerns for their safety the government's long been criticized for torturing dissidents and activists sometimes resulting in death. the number of activists who have been arrested since anti-government protests began in december is not known many remain in detention with no access to their families or their lawyers with reports of torture from those who have been released many families say they're concerned about the safety and health of their relatives and that they want to know who is holding them and where political parties including members of the ruling coalition such as the popular congress party are adding to calls by rights groups for the release of protesters imprisoned. who have exactly want the government to let us know who is killing the protesters who's arresting them and where they are being held they should be released or charged if they committed a crime really peaceful protesting is in the constitution and it is their right and they shouldn't be arrested or you know lose her in the middle of the ruling
national congress party it makes the arrest of activists but if he says that of inciting violence and says they will be charged and tried in court a top you've heard. yes there are people who have been arrested they were calling for protests without getting legal permits they were trying to stabilize the situation and they will be charged but that those who are arrested are in touch with their lawyers because it's in the right we make sure they're in good health and i still say the devil. has and doesn't mind if his brother appears in court as long as he turns up alive and well he will morgan al-jazeera sort of tomb still ahead on the news hour why the u.n. says it's still not safe for him the muslim refugees to return to myanmar. kenya's once thriving tourism industry slum says continued al-shabaab attacks keep visitors away and french club monaco sacked their new coach and bring back the man he replaced just three months ago that will have more in sport.
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good to have you with us on the al-jazeera news hour these are our top stories six days of talks between the u.s. and the afghan taliban have ended and with the promise of further discussions washington's envoy is now heading to afghanistan to meet the government and couple thirty four people have now been confirmed dead and. collapse of the dam holding wasteful and mine rescue workers are searching for hundreds of people who are still missing and spain germany france and russia have delivered an ultimatum to venezuelan. elections with an eight days recognized opposition leader as interim president well the u.s. has a history of intervention in latin america washington has long been accused of trying to ensure that all the governments don't challenge its power but many say that this time its backing of venezuela's opposition leader is different as she have a ton of reports. and. us is recognition of an elected opposition as president of venezuela even latin american historians
accustomed to washington's long history of overthrowing governments south of the border this is unprecedented not only in venezuelan history but in latin america the only similarity of this story and then i can recall was with the bay of pigs in which part of the u.s. plan in landing troops in have in cuba was to declare a government in exile and then that government in exile up in arms would request u.s. military assistance and the u.s. would then land troops parados could also be drawn with the u.s. as support for the ousting of saddam with the democratically elected socialist president of chile in the early seventy's president nixon vowed to make truly is a colony scream to set the groundwork for a military coup the us encouraged the business community to destabilize the country through the whole. adding a food and three strikes meanwhile it slashed foreign aid and poured millions into the opposition the economy was soon in ruins. when donald trump came into office he
intensified sanctions already imposed by the obama administration preventing correctness from restructuring its debts importing food and medicine and stopping u.s. based venezuelan petrol companies citgo from repatriating its profits the venezuelan economy was already in terrible due to falling oil prices and mismanagement of the currency now it was devastated the government is fully aware that it's to carry out some significant structural reforms to the economy and without international lines of credit and the ability to build up foreign reserves just as any normal country usually can do in these conditions it's really impossible for the venezuelan government government to do this. the u.s. is also alone funded venezuela's opposition through the national endowment for democracy and usa id what unifies the us is opposition to the venezuelan government the overthrow of our end in chile and the bay of pigs is washington's determination to prevent any threats to u.s.
corporate interests in the region as governments reassert authority over their economies and redistribute wealth when the obama administration supported the coups against the democratically elected leaders of on your wrists and paraguayan the same dynamics were in play. former president nicolas maduro is illegitimate the trumpet ministrations actions against venezuela should come as no surprise them but the overt manner in which it is doing so would appear to be an emphatic message as decades of leftist rule in the region recede washington is back she see al-jazeera . now is ready and strikes targeting iranian forces in syria prompting fears of a full scale conflict attacks on damascus and the sweet killed dozens of people reported to be iranian and possibly a government five says analysts and iran's. in one of the first military exercises of the year. the weapons of war the same.
experts worry israel. between the two countries is no secret since the early days of the syrian war eight years ago israeli forces have targeted iranian allies of the government. but continuing israeli strikes. in syria means what started out as a sidebar to the war runs the risk of becoming a parallel conflict. we have been fighting israel in different ways. there is a direct contact because. we are monitoring their activities and we are capable of retaliation so far we have not decided to enter direct war with israel because we believe the syrian government should make this decision they haven't yet but it may happen and if it does we should expect a direct and very wide war on the ground. with no immediate borders between them open conflict with israel would probably look like proxy battles of the past like.
experts say strikes on each other cities is also a possibility but the most dangerous escalation would come from the involvement of israel. and iran. the united states if that were to happen many experts warn the conflict could become global there is perhaps no clearer sign of the distrust between iran and israel than this monument to their mutual animosity in a speech a few years ago iran's supreme leader. predicted the end of israel giving the country twenty five years until it destroyed itself. his supporters did the math and put a clock in palestine square in downtown for those who take the word of the supreme leader. is more than just. for many iranians it is a real time. israel as we know it. but iranians still bear the scars of the eight year war with neighboring iraq in the one nine hundred eighty s.
and even with israel a rush to who're seems unwanted. well first of all war is not a good thing because all countries involved take a loss and if there is a war we won't start it but we will fight until our last drop of blood to defend our country and even read it from iran won't go for what iran is just defending itself we don't say war will never happen every moment we expect it but we will defend ourselves and we will surely when. better to avoid war as much as possible is better things can be solved by talks but talks without any perception of think about it. while low level skirmishes with israel inside syria may worsen in iran there still seems to be as much talk of peace as there is for war despite open hostility towards israel for now most people don't appear to want another large scale conflict zain basra the old a zero to one u.s. president all or trump is being criticized by his own supporters after retreating
on has border wall to moms to end the longest government shutdown and american history on day thirty five of the shutdown congress unanimously passed a temporary deal to fund the government until february fifteenth charm says he could still declare a national emergency to secure the five point seven billion dollars for the wall if no agreement is reached in the next three weeks the u.n. is again warning that referring to refugees in bangladesh cannot be sent back to myanmar because it is not safe the special rapporteur on human rights has been visiting says the car so this could have global consequences that are going to end reports now from. these roving does experience the evils of humanity in me and mark yet the lure of home is like a magnet and they long to return as citizens with equal rights the refugees reject any repatriation plan that can't guarantee that.
evaded leeson became you if seek justice or deal once with. the un special rapporteur on human rights in me and maher yankee lease says it can't return home for the foreseeable future and bangladesh must begin planning for hosting them long term around three quarters of a million refugees have streamed over the border since the me and our military crackdown began in august twenty seventh teen u.n. investigators call it a genocide against this predominantly muslim minority the refugee relief and repatriation commissioner says more people are arriving at a rate of about forty thousand a year. the camps in cox's bizarre have become the largest refugee settlement in the world there congested they sit on an elephant migration route and the jungle is heavily forested the bangladeshi government says they can improve the situation by
transferring about one hundred thousand road he does to a remote uninhabited island. this is boston shark or floating island the bangladeshi government says refugees would be able to fish and farm and have access to education and health care but lisa says she's concerned about the isolation of the flood prone island and the safety of refugees she says not one should be forced to move there at atlanta the planet we may die there we came here to save our lives who will not go there to die. refugees say they're still struggling to survive many people are dying here pretty close is another infectious spreading we're given russians but they're not adequate enough mostly hungry with dim prospects of going home in the near future refugees hope the bangladeshi government will improve camp conditions and their lives will become more tolerable
natasha going to. dhaka facebook has announced plans to integrate three of the world's biggest messaging applications whatsapp instagram and facebook messenger the company's working to get the three applications talking to each other while remaining separate services the plan is in its early stages but could be completed by the end of this year or early twenty twenty facebook bought the photo sharing app instagram and twenty twelve for a billion dollars picked up whatsapp two years later for a whopping sixteen billion dollars in cash and stocks all three serves the popular with an estimated two point six billion users between them but you have to be in the same application to connect this merger project will change that part is happening as facebook is already under pressure about users privacy it's faced repeated investigations over the way it's handled and safeguarded well i'll balkans a coder and developer who's created an online privacy tool and he says users need
ethical alternatives to facebook's messaging apps. this is facebook's business model this is how they make money by gathering data on you by add a lie is in yet to profile you and then using this intimate insight to manipulate your behavior for profit that's how they make their billions we have to stop being surprised when surveillance capitalists like facebook act like surveillance capitalists they are factory farms for human beings they farm us for our data that's their job that's how they make money so let's not be surprised when they act exactly as their business model demands facebook incorporated by its very existence exists to erode our privacy so nothing that they do protects our privacy they make money by eroding our privacy so there's really no fix for this as long as we have facebook and instagram and they have this business model what we can do is we
can fund ethical alternatives to these businesses silicon valley is not going to fund them it's not going to come out of venture capital because they fund facebook and google and they're very lucrative you know this this business model is very financially lucrative but we can fund it from the commons so why don't we use money from the commons to create ethical technologies that belongs to the commons we need to start thinking differently in europe especially. and outside of the us outside of silicon valley if we're going to solve this problem we can't solve it within a the bounds of the same system that created the problem itself. he has been mocking it's national day of events across the country of a some strange and sick when it and they should day there's no reason to celebrate hieratic spanx by. thousands of people including indigenous australians are demanding national day be moved to a different date australia day on january twenty sixth anniversary of the british first fleet arriving on the east coast in seventeen eighty eight but many are
denouncing the event as invasion day when colonists began massacring and marginalizing the country's first inhabitants now successive australian governments have refused to change the dates having a celebration of the strike that doesn't include the first nation people because. i think this is an abomination to god it's not a celebration today it's more about it's a more of a mourning for our ancestors that floored it prime minister scott morrison acknowledged the divisions jaring a flag raising ceremony in the capital canberra we can be so proud of our national story sure it's not perfect but now the country is the story of a strong leader is not a story the land mass it is the story of a living breathing good hearted but his words haven't peace demonstrations calling it a day of mourning in social media posts show marches like this one were also held in other cities such as brisbane and hobart's and in victoria protesters accuse police
of converse kates in their microphones they say to silence them online though some people have been going back to the archives and posting photos just like this one here this was by joe and he also it might be eighty one years ago but what's really changed also says he we owe it to the courageous leaders to never give up the fight for justice and the founder of australia's largest nonprofit organizations for a few days tweeted that it starts voted to no longer recognize australia day on january twenty sixth no justice for a free g.'s without it for indigenous people too he says and they will take a public holiday jury consideration a week instead on the flip side of that people have been celebrating australia day also share their thoughts in fact this post in his crate he tweeted we complain about so. so much in a country that allows us to be free healthy and alive embrace that feel privileged and then i want to share this one here with you because this person tweeted a photo of their aunt and uncle who's been married for sixty eight years and