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into the streets and started to block in the capital caracas. the people of venezuela are only asking for alec tricity and we don't have food the food is rotten in the refrigerator there's no food or water. the situation has polarized the population between those who want to protest and those who don't. but then supporters of arrived some with their face covered and armed thank you and try to cut out a rolled up beer and the fanfare alternately been banned from government supporters mostly known as corner people we are basically moving that full force make all our models came here and remove everything they were using from down the road. one of their leaders. said he won't allow anyone to generate chaos going on they want to shut down the road and open them without distinction those people want to destroy everything and we will be harder on them just watch. the collective was
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like a paramilitary force they have more power than the police and have become a significant force on the street defending the revolution and the tearing protesters. there was a market nearby that merchants were forced to leave because of a tension in the area and people rushed to grab anything they could. she is only eight and was one of them we asked her if this was the only food she had to eat she said yes. water has also become a major issue people in the neighborhood. has been without running water for a month they have to wait for hours to feel in their containers. the government is not providing basic public services like water and electricity and so many other things. the government says the latest power cut was an act of sabotage and struggling to restore electricity. but the power continues to go down.
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are already struggling with an enormous economic crisis the power outage is only making. to come here on the news hour including the palestinian president as his new prime minister raising concerns over the future of. the international criminal court the charges against. some other speed. yes but fighters in syria have resumed their operations are lost on the kurdish led syrian democratic forces and poor as their final assault on to allow people to
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leave the four thousand civilians remain in the town on a being used as human shields by ice. on the turkey syria border. there had been a lull in fighting over the past several days to allow the villian and even fighters eisel to surrender now a spokesman for the syrian democratic forces that's the kurdish forces on the ground said the decision to we knew the offensive under whose was taken after new civilians came out of that area things as satcher day now is the hope that this could be the last battle after all i still is in control now of a sliver of land compared to what it had back in two thousand and seventeen however this has been a very complicated battle as a the both the kurds and the coalition were taken aback by the number of
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people coming out of back who's the one expected that even they didn't expect either to see these hundreds if not thousands of fighters surrendering to the kurds now there is a worry that that could happen again some of the people who came out said that there were many more civilians that were killed in back to some hinted at the network of tunnels on the ground where the civilians would be seeking shelter as the moment and some military experts will tell you that i still had been using this tactic in this says that to control the advance of the as the as forces it allows people to leave that area and in that time it gives it i still fighters have the time to sort of regroup and reorganize and think about the next step certainly this is going to be a very fierce battle because there is a wish to really ended as sooner rather than later but you do have to remember that
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those fighters who chose to remain in baquba are the die hard fighters are the ones who will fight until the bitter and so certainly could his forces i expecting certainly fierce battles in the days ahead. for glenn karl is a former officer in the cia he expects eisel to put up a fierce last stand. we know that these are the last of the last and they are i think committed idealists i'm not speaking of praise but of their commitment to what they believe and so i expect the fight will be terrible and very hard and i think the s.d.f. is wise to act deliberately and of course try to save the people who are caught in the middle if possible by letting them time to to get out but it will i think it is the end of organized geographical coherent isis just across the way will see it not happening now but it's it's going to be nasty last chapter
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in a terrible way nothing has changed for for more than twenty years. these are the same assessments that my colleagues and i were making a decade and two decades ago the real problem is less the coherent terrorist organization like isis or al qaida and these are they are real problems but they are really the products of in the exploiters of the social and political unrest incompetence and the suffering of societies that have collapsed largely isis came to exist because syria has imploded and exploded simultaneously and there was the problem with the insurgency in iraq because the united states invaded and bad as saddam was destroyed whatever stability there was similarly afghanistan was a failed state and so malia and yemen that's where terrorists be the organized or
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disorganized can thrive and so the larger problem really is there then terrorist organizations since the u.s. policy is largely incoherent now you have someone at the head of the government who is fundamentally incoherent in almost everything that he says or thinks that he believes john bolton is quite coherent himself although. his policies are far different than those. other counterterrorism officials and experts would recommend but at least he is coherent the problem is that you can't have go in two directions simultaneously and if you don't know what direction you're going to go in you will go around in circles and that's fundamentally u.s. policy we're staying we're leaving we are supporting or deferring to russia we oppose russia we want to go after iran but everything we're doing is empowering or strengthening iran's hold in fluence in syria etc etc so i don't have the answer
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because no one does american policy is at present incoherent fighting between government forces and who the rebels has been reported in the yemenis that you have had data i would this is said ah tillery and machine guns could be heard throughout south at night and sunday the saudi u.a.e. coalition in yemen is accused who these of breaching a cease fire brokered by the u.n. last december. a sudanese court has sentenced the daughter of the opposition leader to weaken prison she's one of many female protesters calling for the resignation of president omar al bashir but some women who join the protests have now been released on the orders of the president the morgan went to meet one of them in khartoum. just days ago fison a good a member of an opposition party in sudan was in hunger strike in a women's prison in the country's second largest city on the man she's been held in detention for six weeks accused of taking part in anti-government protests and. i was driving from our party's h.q.
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when cars came up behind me and in front of me and told me to get out of my car and to get into this i was taken to detention and then questioned and put in jail no charges were brought against me and the other women in jail with me. faiza and at least thirty nine other woman arrested because of the protests have now been released from prison following orders time by president obama and the sheer demonstrations in sudan began in december over the rising costs of basic goods including bread and fuel the quickly turned into demands for the president and his own security forces used tear gas and life bullets on the protesters the government says fifty two people have been killed rights groups say the figure is higher. last month the president declared a year long state of emergency but the protests continue this year is refusing to step down and has called for dialogue. but the dough is cool and. god willing we will get over all the problems and overcome the obstacles because we have decided to have a technocratic government without any regard to political affiliation or tribe we
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picked the military men to be governors because the whole country loves them. some political analysts say security forces appear to target women protesters more than men i want to know what it was surprising to see men arresting women they were touching the women inappropriately and beating them that's why there are female security agents and police the fact that they let men and not women deal with female protesters is a clear sign of a violation of. the state of emergency hasn't stopped the demonstrations and despite the threat of arrest many protesters say they'll settle for nothing less than bush's resignation morgan al-jazeera. the palestinian president has chosen a long time advise and critic of hamas as his new prime minister. is a top official. and a former peace negotiator his appointment could deepen a rift with rivals hamas. whatever see the unity government but resigned and john
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warner family the abraham in ramallah how to stay here has been a long aide for president mahmoud abbas in economic issues as well as being part of the central committee for the past two terms up on his assignment president has told you that his government should work on major important missions including restoring the unity between the west bank and the gaza strip as well as continue the payment of the salaries of. those who were killed by israel. has been the first official to be appointed to lead a government in the west bank for the past ten years and it remains to be seen how his appointment is going to affect the relations between fatah and hamas. now a trial is underway in malaysia of the two women accused of killing the half brother of north korea's leader kim jong il and that means national do untie hong's expected to testify on monday she is charged along with indonesian city with
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smearing a toxic nerve agent on kim jong nam face at kuala lumpur airport in twenty seventeen both deny the allegations to arrange a refugee is arrived in geneva from bangladesh to address a un human rights council meeting on monday the un special rapporteur was also set to deliver a report on her visit to cox's bazar refugee camp last month it's home to almost a million were injured when forced to flee the violence in neighboring me and stephanie decker has this report from the camp the large tree is a reminder of the thick extensive forests that stood here just eighteen months ago now uprooted to make way for hundreds of thousands of are they too forced from their land this is now the biggest refugee camp in the world. jamila katun fled me in mar in august two thousand and seventeen during the military crackdown on the regime in iraq and state she says of course she wants to go home but only if there
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is peace what they skate from she remembers was terrifying. our next door neighbor's husband and wife they were killed which is why we left how can we go back at least if we die here as a muslim will be allowed to have a proper funeral but if we die there will just be thrown away. she was part of a mass exodus into neighboring bangladesh as well as the united nations accusing the me and my military of burning homes abductions rapes and murder almost one million rangle apparent are with an individual story a perfect violation of the law and now the bamboo huts stretch as far as the eye can see in every direction this is a makeshift city built out of human tragedy and there is now an international push to find out what happened and who is responsible the international criminal court
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has sent a team to the camp as part of what it calls a preliminary examination they did not want to be filmed preferring to keep their first visit here low profile the un special rapporteur yankee levy was in cox's bazaar in january but it's the visit of the i.c.c. that could eventually lead to charges against the me i'm our government justice is something everyone here wants including twenty year old muhammad who says he worries he is losing his life here but going back for him has conditions. we need the id cards we need them to recognize us as running is also our mothers and sisters were raped we want justice from the i.c.c. they have to give us back our land and properties which were confiscated. mohammed like so many of the other refugees was born in me and maher with no papers no official status not officially recognized the medium our government says they are bengali muslims despite their families having been in myanmar for generations all
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want to return home but many say they know it will be a difficult and long journey stephanie decker al-jazeera cox's bazaar bangladesh. breaker and al-jazeera when we come back. protesters in moscow rally against a proposed law they say will make the internet like i am cutting. our brains that deal could impact the world of fine art especially if taxes go up on imports and exports and support the rally driver facing an unexpected obstacle in a race in mexico that's also to come more in the state in the us. however i think in china you have day off from the right maybe two days off the clouds disappearing east was its really concentrating on bringing rain to japan so
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this tailend stuff is probably just that for taiwan and bits are growing long it might rain a little bit on monday but i think mostly you're into fighting with another twenty two in hong kong eight in shanghai as you certainly will not be in shanghai and but the same orion along the yangtze valley that to chengdu seventeen here so pretty couple days are what you should be expect in march to be honest that rain is not really in season. south of that and we still got what is still fine looking weather the most the southeast asia including the philippines very few showers increasing amounts of cloud certainly in borneo you like to get rather more hit by big still chancellor way sea and to the east i've seen some pretty big showers recently in southern sumatra and in singapore i think the chance of you getting one increases or the next couple days and tuesday set in the wet through some entre to the western side of java including jakarta once more we are no stranger here to heavy rain unusual showers been reported recently near chennai but the general picture once this cloud has taken the last it's rain and snow to afghanistan and pakistan
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is a quiet couple of days for a few. rewind continues i care breyer be able back to life i'm sorry with updates on the best about zero as documentaries destroy the continual book from bog till now of course is distills revisiting the more anatomy of an american city close friends who've lost to the streets i can literally see the future of baltimore to the ass of mosquitoes and it does not look good rewind on al-jazeera news is a popular filming location in france when it comes to stories about drugs crime and radicalization tired of negative stereotypes into a curve of sanity dearie is reclaiming its image by putting its younger that in
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behind the camera. the stories be don't often hear told by the people who live them. this is iraq on al-jazeera. welcome back a quick reminder the top stories here on al-jazeera china's aviation authority as all of its airlines to ground all boeing seven three seven planes following the crash of an ethiopian airlines jet it went down shortly after takeoff on sunday killing all one hundred fifty seven people on board chinese airlines make up about twenty percent of the rivers at the new model but in. algeria and state t.v.
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says president. receiving medical treatment in switzerland is facing mass demonstrations for seeking a fifth term in office. and u.s. backed fighters in syria have launched a final offensive on the last area held by isis kurdish led syrian democratic forces say the assault. will be over in days thousands of civilians are believed to be trapped in the old place. now a top democrat in the u.s. congress is accusing blackwater found erik prince of not telling the truth about a trump town meeting in june the twenty sixteen presidential campaign is what prince told al-jazeera journal recently into the. last whether any communicate for communications or contact with the campaign you said apart from writing papers putting up yard signs no. what you said of the transcript of the conversation here . i might have been i think it was at trump headquarters or the campaign headquarters probably twenty sixteen usable and israeli do
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a back channel to the on the saudis. and even millen there to talk about iran policy related iran policy something important to disclose to the house intelligence committee what did you didn't we just went through the testimony there's no mention of the twenty sixteen. i don't know if they got the transcript wrong. well adam schiff has rejected that claim he told n.b.c. that they'd spoken to prince after questions about whether the u.a.e. was playing a back channel role for the russians during the campaign certainly not telling the truth in that interview there's nothing wrong with our transcript there was nothing wrong with the reporter who transcribed his testimony he did not disclose that meeting to our committee and in fact as you can see from the published transcript of his interview he was asked what kind of role he played if any in the campaign and he said he had no role well let's bring in jeff hauser he's the executive director of the revolving door project at the center for economic and policy research he joins us live from washington d.c.
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jeff good to have you back on the program how much trouble could erik prince be in if it's found he lied under oath to the house intelligence committee back in november twenty seventh you know i mean initially he denied any links to the trump campaign team but then told our jazeera he was indeed at the trump meeting has he committed perjury. it would seem that he has the elements of perjury are not really that complicated it has to been a formal proceeding under which he had noticed that he needed to tell the truth he had to of lied about a matter that was relevant to that proceeding and clearly the topic of the meeting and the trump tower would constitute something that is material to that. interview and he would have had to have specific intent to lie and i think it would be pretty memorable if you were at a meeting with uniting a israeli mossad and don jr at the trump tower hotel
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if you were to discuss iran policy or any other topic that would be a memorable meeting and erik prince is a person who runs large enterprises is a detail oriented individual. he can show some sort of medical calamity that he has not revealed to the public i think that he clearly would have specific intent which tends to be the hardest element for a prosecutor to prove because he obviously would have remembered this and must have therefore intentionally excluded it from his testimony so i think he's in considerable trouble so what do you think prince had to hide i mean why didn't he tell congress about his meeting at the trump tower back in august twenty sixth especially if as you say it was about a sensitive foreign policy issue like iran. i think that whatever the underlying truth about that meeting was it's not good it definitely could be legally problematic or could just be a matter of optics but is something worth taking a risk for taking
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a risk. by erik prince to hide it it could be about not only connections to saudi arabia and the united arab emirates with respect to iran policy it could well be about assistance to the campaign from that factor the israeli in that room joel's amel is an expert at digital campaigns and the manipulation of public opinion which is the type of thing that is very valuable in the context of an election campaign and so don jr who we know has a tendency to take meetings at the trump tower with international figures offering assistance to the presidential campaign i think there is every reason to suspect there prince was involved in a illegal effort to assist donald trump in the twenty sixteen election and in a rather arrogant way jeff prince says he's not worried the robot could send him to prison for lying is not just bravado or should prince be much more worried given
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that the democrats have just launched a sweeping investigation into alleged corruption and abuse of power by trump and his associates. i mean the unfortunate history of the last twenty or so years in america is that very powerful people are rarely prosecuted and sent to jail robert mueller has been changing that to some extent but it's never that bad that if you're a rich powerful white person in america they think that you will relatively speaking get away with things that's been unfortunately true so that that's got to be kind of the basis here prince's sister is a member of trump's cabinet he is so well interconnected with powerful aspects within the republican party that traditionally has been enough to shield people it would be a bold move by robert muller to go after eric prince it would also be the type of thing you would imagine that a democratic house would continue to investigate and that if donald trump were to
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lose reelection in two thousand and twenty the type of thing that a justice department in two thousand and twenty one can look into regardless of whether or not robert muller makes this central focus of his inquiry so i think he has a lot to fear yeah just a just a final thought from you jeff i mean how much does this interview with prince now put the spotlight back on the probe and possible collusion with the russians i mean he's already some people to prison for lying and it hasn't even finishes inquiry it . i think that there are many aspects of the investigation that remain largely or entirely unclear to us i think there's been some chatter in america that this might all be wrapping up but i don't to the extent that might be true i don't think wrapping up means that everything about this is going to go away and there's just going to be one final report that maybe the attorney general of the united states sits on i think that there is a lot more to unfurl i think there are more prosecutions that are going to occur
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and i think that in general the connections between the trump campaign saudi arabia and the united arab emirates are going to be among the issues we're going to hear more from robert mueller not less jeff thank you very much indeed for your time. while the stage is set for monday's historic visit to iraq by iran's president hassan rouhani it will be his first official visit to the country as president on sunday iran's foreign minister monna jihad zarif was in baghdad meeting his iraqi counterpart zarif expressed hope that relations between the two neighbors would improve the standard were the shooting i would like to offer to the iraqi government and the iraqi people of my best gratitude for their rejection of the unfair and illegal sanctions against the iranian people we are looking to develop these relations during the visit of president rouhani to iraq you know the white house is giving iraq a few more months to continue buying oil and electricity from tehran before the us and forces sanctions against iran but that relies heavily on iranian goods but actually the name has more now from baghdad. iran's influence in iraq can be found
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from the detergent and hair dye on store shelves to the power that keeps the lights on in iraq e homes and businesses at this market in baghdad there are fears that the united states will eventually ban iraq from importing iranian goods. through this they rocky market would be hugely affected and the price of other imported products will skyrocket this is not in our favor as business owners nor good for consumers that iraq and iran are bound together by centuries of economic religious and political ties this week iranian president hassan rouhani is traveling to baghdad to meet with iraqi president barham saleh to try to expand them the iraqi and iranian president's last met in november you week for the united states reimposed satans on iran they discussed establishing
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a free trade zone along its shared border and electricity and gas walk and building a railway connecting the two hundred three iraq relies on its neighbor to help me its oil and electricity. last year protestors in iraq's oil rich southern region of basra torched the iranian consulate and the offices of iranian like militias and political parties more than two dozen people were killed. iraqis were bad up thirty thousand people became ill from drinking polluted water they said aleck tricity and jobs were scarce and corruption rampant coffee i make out the book of a woman high sabbath night iraqi people wake up you must take a stand against corruption they're all lying to us those rotten politicians the trump administration has given iraq a waiver that allows it to continue buying electricity and gas from iran but it
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expires on may fifth and. it's not in the best interest of iraq to comply with the us economic sanctions on iran at the same time a con saud with iran and risk losing a strong ally like the united states therefore we should see the iraqi government holding the stick from the middle when it comes to policy with both iran and the us the. iraqi president has called the relationship between iraq and iran a quote fixed principle no matter what the trumpet ministration does in the next two months it's clear both countries are hoping the united states gets the message natasha going to zero baghdad. around fifteen thousand people have marched through the streets of moscow protesting against a new internet bill and ends to allow the government to cut off the russian internet while protesters see it as another step toward censorship the government says the bill is needed to protect the country estate thus.
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another attempt to isolate russia from the outside world this is how these protesters see the latest bill to control the internet with most of russia's media under tight government control the internet and social media are considered the last remaining sources for independent information i don't want to live like in china in the use of fire wall i want internet to be free and. i want to think three years ago it was a joke about that day we'll watch for haiti internet and art today we. see that actually it's not a job to suffer an internet bill proposes to reroute all russian internet traffic through a central point controlled by the state internet providers will have to install specialized equipment the government says it's needed because the country has become more vulnerable to cyber attacks from other countries. u.s.
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media recently reported that the american cyber command apparently managed to cut off the so-called st petersburg troll factory from the internet during last year's u.s. midterm elections staff at the building in russia second largest city had allegedly tried to influence the two thousand and sixteen campaign which was run by donald trump a charge rejected by moscow. i want to comment on that particular episode as it was a report by western mass media but to free assume that such an event took place this is in fact why we are trying to protect our internet from the possibility of switching off internet from an outside american source but. internet access but say it will take years and billions of dollars to gain full control of the internet china's. something north of twenty billion dollars and. that big around one million people work project yes china internet is way bigger
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it's ten times bigger than russia. but even then there's been we don't have couple because of the rules for this or something like one hundred thousand engineers the bill which is on its way through the russian parliament is the latest effort by the government to control the internet since two thousand and twelve the government has imposed many restrictions including blocking more than one hundred fifty thousand websites arresting people for political center to online polls and officially banning the popular messaging service telegram while many agree death threats of cyber attacks are real experts say that this bill could actually in danger internet traffic in russia even more recent bills to control the internet have been called clumsy and rushed but this latest bill is seen as a series attempt to control what is considered one of the last sources for independent information in russia dozens of people were detained during sunday's protest which was officially sanctioned by the government the reasons for the
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arrest have yet to be given the controversial bill will most likely be approved and become law later this year steps fasten al-jazeera moscow.
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president jacob zuma of serious breaches of the constitution.


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