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not sever diplomatic ties but it's also going to downgrade them and it is cutting its trade relations but it still reserves. and it is going to be taking this case to the united nations security council and all of it that lives across the globe to try and get them on board to what it calls an illegal action by the indian government to annex a disputed part pakistan has been thinking that the indian and not just while eating a united nations security council resolution and not adhering to by law to be made between the 2 countries that they pick in the unilateral decision to take away the special status of schmear we've been expecting more protests in pakistan we have been going through the road and people have been coming up in smaller groups across 5 founded means that we're taking out protests demanding access to their relatives who are stranded on the other fight saying that will almost 12000000 people 12000000 gets treated by being held hostage by the indian got osama thanks very
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much. ok lots more ground still to cover for you here on al-jazeera including venezuelan government supporters are on the streets also ahead. the u.n. raises the alarmist gun battles break out in the yemeni city of aden between separatist fighters and pro-government forces. have a very unsettled picture across much of europe still got some very strong thunderstorms out times a huge amounts of cash coming in as you can see and in particular have seen some very heavy rain across the line of the alps but also into northern italy and in just. reports of a landslide with flooding to the northern lombardi region. this morning the 4 calls as we head on it through thursday should be clearing. into 0 going to warm day
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$27.00 but you'll notice there is another system here just waiting in the wings out of the atlantic already beginning to kick those northern coastal areas of portugal heading across eventually cross into spain but at the moment but a reprieve for london and paris and then we've got more of this very unsettled weather and very heavy at times across eastern europe at this pushing all the way on into western areas of russia and look at the time which is again into moscow 24 celsius on thursday but by friday back down to 18 degrees cloudy again with a chance of some rain showers but it does clear by friday across much of scotland a via the rain eventually pushing away from stockholm as well the best weather of course will be across the south across much of the mediterranean lovely sunny skies there and 35 degrees in athens on friday and staying very warm for that in the south as well 36 in tunis on a thursday that is 7 in cairo and then across into a high of 25 degrees celsius. rewind returns with
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a new series. on the past about to see a documentary i would compare it to a. die. hard. rewind the games with magazine city under siege for thinking. that. one. on al-jazeera. welcome back you're watching al-jazeera live from doha these are your top stories the indian prime minister narendra modi is due to address the country in the next few hours people in indian administered kashmir are confined to their homes for
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a 4th day and a security crackdown after new delhi took away the region's autonomy in response pakistan has stepped up political pressure by expelling the indian ambassador downgrading diplomatic relations and suspending partly trade and trade between the 2 countries. china has released better than expected trade statistics despite the intensifying trade war with the united states the us treasury has designated china as a currency manipulator more on that for you with our correspondent scott hired in just a few minutes. i mean protests against the u.s. president in texas and ohio the state's with 31 people were killed in 2 mass shootings last weekend donald trump traveled to the cities of dates and el paso to meet the injured 1st responders and local officials rob reynolds reports now from el paso. president donald trump's visits to the stricken cities in ohio and texas
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took place largely out of public view he praised law enforcement officers for responding swiftly to the heavily armed gunman preventing worse carnage all over the world are talking about the job you've done as a least as law enforcement as 1st responders to the job you've done as a credible and he and 1st lady malani a trump spoke privately with family members of victims and wounded survivors being treated in hospitals. in both cities public protests were held against trump in dayton the now familiar blimp depicting the president as a scowling baby flew over the crowd in el paso democratic party figure said trump was not welcome he's used our community as a prop representing yard described as something to lose your city a place to be here describe to people in my community panics immigrants ask people to leave it to me to take responsibility. senator cory booker who is running for
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the democratic presidential nomination excoriated trump's rhetoric at the african-american church in south carolina where an avowed white supremacist gunned down 9 black or shippers in 2015 the ant act of anti latino anti immigrant hatred we witnessed this past weekend did not start with the hand that pull the trigger it was sold from the highest office in our land we receive tweets and rhetoric help for words. all commit lee endangered the lives of people in our country before leaving washington trump dismissed his detractors my critics are political people decide the fate for medicaid they're running for president they're very low in the fall. as for the prospects of more restrictive gun laws president trump said he and congress would come up with
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something quote really good but gave few specifics he said a ban on assault style weapons like the one that sprayed death in el paso seemed politically out of reach now people here in el paso and in neighboring cities across the border with mexico are preparing for another painful ordeal the 1st of $22.00 funerals will be held on thursday robert oulds al jazeera el paso ok let's return to that story we tried to bring you just a little earlier the trade war between the united states and china china coming out on top so far is our correspondent in beijing scott we get these figures once a month do we learn anything new from the latest figures however. we do actually one thing that we can say for certain during these times of this trade war peter as these are not normal times because when you look at these figures usually there aren't big changes month to month there's kind of something
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you can track trends in things but when this trade war going on there are so many factors at play that the numbers are really kind of all over the place only click through some of them so we can kind of give you an idea of that so if you look at numbers specific to the trade war chinese imports from the united states this past month was down 19 percent but it's not is as much of a decline as it was from month before so there are there are still buying products from the united states but less than they have been over the last several months and then the exports have declined again we've also seen a steady export decline from china to the united states for obvious reasons and that's because of those tariffs this month there was 6.5 percent but overall developments this is when you look at all the exports leaving china and going abroad that rose 3.3 percent so that's something that's different we have this trade war going on you expect those numbers to go down but overall those are going up and it's a possibly why that's the case in a moment but imports declined again as well but that's less than we saw last month
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so let's break down those last 2. the expectations being broken the rise in the 3.3 percent exports that could be because we're seeing maybe some of these countries manufacturing companies in countries that are going to be impacted by these tariffs they might be pre-buying a lot of supply chain needs because they see more tariffs coming and why are we seeing all of this volatility right now and a lot of analysts are looking ahead to these numbers over the next couple of months let's say next month in august when the august numbers are released in early september what are we going to be seeing a lot more volatility because a couple of factors one president trump announced another round of tariffs on $300000000000.00 worth of products we could see some more advanced buying front loading if you will but then also the yuan has been devaluated in the markets around the world that is the currency here in china it is gone up above 7 you onto the u.s. dollar that's territory it hasn't been in some time so that essentially means that
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countries who buy products from china it's going to be cheaper that that hopefully offsets china feels offset some of those tariffs that are going to be coming in place again the beginning of september so bottom line peter right now we're going to be expecting to see a lot of volatility in these trade figures right now right now it appears that things are a little bit better for china this month but again a lot more is going to be happening over the coming weeks peter thank you the israeli army says the body of one of its soldiers has been found with the occupied west bank the unnamed soldier was a student a military culture which remains were found near the settlement. fever is spreading at a record rate in bangladesh more than 2000 people have been infected within a period of 24 hours the government has allocated $6000000.00 to tackle the disease more than 21000 people across bangladesh now have the virus the government has confirmed that 23 people have died from dying if even but the bangladeshi media is
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saying at least 60 people are dead there are concerns that the virus could spread further in the capital dhaka the number of female musky to carry dengue is 14 times higher than it was before the monsoon season began in june. has more from dhaka. most of the private as well as public hospitals overwhelm i mean they can provide seats for a lot of the patients that are coming in i mean a hospital called the holy family hospital we spoke to the doctors here they said on an average they're getting $150.00 to $200.00 patients with dengue fever and they only have room for $400.00 patients so that's a practical scenario in the city it's gradually spreading to rural areas and it is in a few days where about 1000000 people from dhaka is going to move to the rural areas to see their spend a vacation and that's when the virus is going to spread because a lot of infected people are also going to move along with the rest of the population now the figures are confusing the government has a figure that's showing that it least $23.00 people died as of today at least 29000
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people are infected but the public record shows much more than that as well as a major newspaper report side the number of that is actually much significantly higher world health organization said it's not alarming it is alarming but it's still controllable government to set up spatial cell at least 10 of them to monitor the situation as well as clean up as well as fogging and public awareness campaign in the t.v. radio and newspaper in southern yemen fighting between government forces and spite by the united arab emirates has killed 3 people. several others were also injured in the city of a gun battle started after a funeral for a high ranking commander killed in a attack. then
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. they attacked us we are peaceful and they are firing bullets the trenches ministries and 5th column while we were holding the funeral of the heroic martyrs may they rest in peace. yemen's interior minister today calling for calm. they didn't have that and we'll have a look at them as the minister of the interior called on the citizens of stay calm and be patient we are capable of dealing with such irresponsible behavior we were doing we asked everyone not to respond to the call made by honeybun breck because war is that subject of such a call only serves. well the united nations is calling on all warring parties to talk instead of maintaining the conflict martin griffis the special envoy for yemen said he is alarmed by the military escalation that are taking place in today including reports of clashes in the vicinity of the presidential palace he's also deeply concerned by the recent rhetoric encouraging violence against yemeni
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institutions mr griffiths said that escalations of violence will contribute to instability and suffering in art and in will deepen yemen's political and social divisions the special envoy calls on all parties involved to abandon violence and engage in dialogue to resolve differences he also orders all those with influence to deescalate the situation and ensure the protection of civilians. the rico's new governor has been sworn in the 3rd person to hold that job in less than a week the justice secretary wonder vasquez was appointed after weeks of political turmoil in the u.s. territory replacing pedre appealing reseed appointment was ruled unconstitutional is accused of being too close to the former governor but carter reseller the quit last week following protests over offensive text messages allegations of corruption venezuela's government is council talk show jeweled with the opposition this week because new economic sanctions imposed by the united states government supporters
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have been rallying against the measures in the capital caracas the white house says the sanctions will cause all funding to the president nicolas maduro venezuela says the freezing of assets is an attack on private property. we are going to win this battle and gain is while it will go forward with grace overcoming aggressions and blockades the united states has not and will never win against this is the birthplace of the liberators donald trump john bolton they can't and will not be able to take on our homeland. the opposition leader has told al jazeera that he supports the u.s. sanctions and the pressure it puts on mr i'm a daughter of our correspondent to raise a boat sat down with him in caracas. venezuela is government's response to recent u.s. sanctions supporters of. gathered in central go back us to denounce what they say is a brutal embargo by the united states. on monday u.s. president donald trump signed an executive order banning u.s.
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companies from doing business in venezuela he seized venezuelan assets in the u.s. and threaten foreign powers and companies doing business in this country we met with opposition leader who has been challenging my buddhist government he says the sanctions i meant to pressure mother would into some sort of negotiation you know law i mean it's one of. venezuelan capital has flooded the world economy it is estimated and it's a wide guess because of the magnitude of theft around $300.00 to $600000000000.00 was stolen from the venezuelan people to put it into context that's 10 times or 15 times the marshall plan in europe after the 2nd world war they are part of the money laundering circuit these sanctions are meant to put pressure on a dictatorship and it's a tool of the free world of modern diplomacy to pressure a regime with the characteristics of material that have relationships with drug
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trafficking proven in international courts sanctions like this ones have been implemented in north korea and iran and their leaders are still in power and the population is poor suffering why do you think it's going to be different this time but i mean the owner of the problems we face today are not the sanctions it's the dictatorship and the reason why venezuela is poor today is because the expropriated fertile land and did not grow anything in it they destroyed national production they stole productive land created fake exchange controls and internal sanctions that persecuted people that is what keeps venezuela poured the sanctions that have human rights abusers peeves and corrupt officials as an objective are meant to pressure a dictatorship you're talking about talk about negotiations that are happening in my betas right now what what can we expect from that. it's a relative question what can we expect from a dictatorship nothing what can we expect of human rights abusers nothing but we
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can do our pressures we are implementing of being the majority of institutional pressure we could find a solution in alternative to the conflict venezuelans are living in. why though for now discards the possibility of a military intervention in spite that he says all options are on the table. 7 but government supporters say there and direct attack now and say they need to be ready for what may come they say the sanctions will not only heard the government but willing crease the hardships they're already facing every day. this is al jazeera piece it will be here in doha with your top stories the indian prime minister narendra modi is to address the country in a few hours' time as the tension with pakistan over kashmir deepens people in
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indian administered kashmir are confined to their homes for a 4th day following new delhi's decision to take away the region's autonomy pakistan has stepped up political pressure on india over the disputed territory it's expelled the indian ambassador downgraded diplomatic relations and suspended trade priyanka gupta has the latest now from new delhi hundreds of thousands of people are completely cut off from the rest of the country and the rest of the world emergency services are badly affected even though hospitals are working and fire stations are working but there is no way that people can call these places and also ambulances to come if there is there are patients that need urgent care so we have spoken to several kashmiris from the ground our reporters there have spoken to them and they have been talking about how they have to travel on foot crossing different barricades and blocks to reach hospitals took it to to talk to doctors so that they can get basic medical care people in indian administered kashmir or
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confronts their homes for a 4th day. there been protests against the u.s. president donald trump in ohio and texas city at 1st responders and survivors of too much shootings 31 people were killed last weekend in the cities of dayton and el paso demonstrators say trump's rhetoric may have contributed to the attack in el paso china has released better than expected trade status despite the intensifying trade war with the u.s. the u.s. treasury has designated china as a currency manipulator the israeli army says the body of one of its soldiers has been found with stab wounds in the occupied west bank name soldier was a student at a military college his remains were found near the settlement. in southern yemen 3 people have been killed in fighting between government forces and separatists backed by the u.a.e. others were also injured in the city of a gun battle started after a funeral for a high ranking commander killed in the attack you are right up to date with all the
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top stories up next it's inside story i'm back immediately after that with 30 minutes of al-jazeera world news hopefully. by. 25 years of the world's waste. into chaos. the growing pressure for greener skies even resulting in change we bring you the stories that are shaping the world we live in. counting the cost on al-jazeera. what's at stake for the kurds in syria turkey considers a kurdish led syrian democratic forces as to its security and wants to establish a border buffer zone the u.s. backs the kurdish fighters and says it wants to prevent a turkish offensive against the can the nato allies bridge their differences over the this is inside story.
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hello welcome to the program. turkey's president has blond he's lost his patience with the united states over the establishment of a safe zone in northern ne syria and was off by a battle and says he will always out an offensive against the kurdish led syrian democratic forces the turks consider the u.s. backed s.d.f. a terrorist organization and wants to protect its border with a buffer zone but american troops are there and the pantai gold warned against and it turkish incursion targeting his kurdish ally in the battle i guess i still. saudi any clues indicate that about tucked into kuwait but it's our top priority to train the terrorists want in northern syria turkey cannot feel safe as long as the structure in the south which is growing like a cancer cell and is increasing with a heavy weapons over allies is not eliminated if we don't do what's needed today we
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would have to do it tomorrow by paying a bigger cost he said god willing we will bring our operations so a different face very soon so. we've been heavily engaged with the turks with regard to their own security interests in northern syria. clearly we believe any unilateral action by them would be unacceptable and so we're trying to do now is work out with an arrangement to address their concerns and i'm hopeful we'll get there at the same time we're going to do is prevent unilateral incursions that would upset again these mutual interests that both the united states turkey and the s.d.f. share with the article in syria. saying the whole doha's of the talks from ghazi on tip on the turkish syrian border. for months the united states and turkey have been engaged in discussions over what turkey calls a safe zone along syria's north eastern border as i was negotiations have been difficult differences it has been difficult really for the united states to try to
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balance the interests and demands by 2 allies turkey being a nato ally the syrian armed kurdish group the why p.g. is an ally of the united states in its fight against eisel. the differences really have been over the length and the depths of the zone as well as who will control the zone and most importantly the fate of the wife e.g. turkey considers the y.p. g a terrorist organization and it wants the group to be in its words neutralized but do knighted states want to continue to cooperate with this actor in syria it's what it calls a partner in syria in the in the ongoing fight against isis so it is not clear if the these 2 countries will be able to reach a deal it has tested their relationship a lot with the us is at stake because turkey has repeatedly warned that it will act alone it will carry out a cross border operation if there is no deal with the united states the united
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states has warned against this of course across the border a unilateral cross border our operation would be risky there could be unintended confrontation between 2 nato allies and it's not just that the white peachy house promised to fight back for a corner of syria which is so strategic for many players many players want this corner syria it's rich in oil and it is of course the bread basket of syria and it gives each of these players more influence in the syrian conflict senator for inside story. is to. incursion into syria in the past 4 years the 1st was 2 years ago. the northern town which was held by 2 and a half. 5 years the turkish operation was also aimed at limiting the growing influence of the syrian kurdish led alliance and the formation of a kurdish state on turkish border turkey considers the us back soon democratic forces a terrorist organization there and
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a 3 in offensives followed in the next 2 years turkey agreed to set up a deescalation zone as part of a deal with russia now turkey plans to target areas east of the euphrates river where hundreds of u.s. troops are stationed. let's bring in our guess here with us in doha is model syrian political analyst and head over policy analysis of the arab center for research in ankara batting kill or professor of world history of the american university of iraq so a manny and from norman oklahoma last guy just one on this director of the center for middle east studies university of oklahoma and editor of syria comment blog welcome to the program marwan this seems to be. a push to come up with an agreement between the turks and the americans about safe buffer zones but.
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is this something they can agree on permanently or do you see the potential for a confrontation between the americans and the turks the well. i mean they might come up with an extreme and although i mean there are major differences on the on the buffer zone as in actually mentioned in the report there is differences over the depth of the borders on the americans are willing to give the turks something like 5 kilometers inside syrian territories whereas the government is seeking actually something like between 20 and 50 miles. within inside syrian territory it's about also where the scan actually enter could dish villages and towns on the borders on the borders between syria and turkey and also there is the question of what happens to the heavy weapons with. because the turkish government is also asking the united states to this arm the kurdish militia from the heavy weapons which have been provided. while it was actually fighting fighting isis so there are
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major differences still between talking about these although i mean as is said i mean there thickly they can actually agree on a compromise but i mean that is not the only issue and we must keep in mind there is another issue that is very important might be because although it looks very much like a bilateral issue between the united states and turkey there are different get rid of the players for the regional implications. the turks of the americans seem to be now narrowing differences over the issue of the safe zones but is this the focal point of the issue of the problem or is there is more to it. thank you 1st of all thanks for having me on the show that's a great question whether the issue of the buffer zone as an issue of self or part of a much broader set of problems in u.s. turkish relations the answer is both on the one hand. genuinely sees depi why the.
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the. party for. people's unity party in syria as an extension of the p.k. case and in fact the p.y.t. and its and its armed wing y p g do not deny the fact that they take inspiration from of the imprisoned leader of the p.k. k. a belligerent and as we know in the west. since 2014 of the p y d as part of the syrian democratic forces as the f. have expended in the their the area under their control in the northeast and serious part of the operations as part of the operations against isis this is a genuine security threat for turkey but it also is a very important problem in u.s. turkish relations because the p y d's main sponsor main international backer is the us government since 2014 starting with 1st airstrikes and then u.s. special operations operatives being inserted into north eastern syria the united
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states has become. the main sponsor of the p.y.t. and the s.d.f. . it's it's basically sophie's choice you know on the one hand you have your nato ally and on the other hand you have your main and lynn affective local actor against isis since you mentioned the u.s. influence and links to the y.p. dnd why p.g. just is a whole debate just about the buffer zone of the details of the buffer zones how deep should be who should be in control who should monitor the area all. why is it from an american perspective because the moment the turks said that they would like to go east of the a for vegas that was a red flag from and from that for them for the vote for the trump administration yes you know i think to understand the turkish point of view you have to look at the 2 major shifts in american policy we have to remember that that obama and courage the turks to get involved in syria and that america would fall behind they
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were going to put the sunni arabs in power then america got spooked by the sunni arabs it's switched from the sunni arabs to the kurds in order to destroy isis it promised the turks that once it had destroyed isis it would get rid of the it would take back the heavy weapons and it would leave the region now that has infuriated the turks because both of these promises to help the sunni arabs come to power and then to leave syria after isis destroyed have not been fulfilled and the united states has switched his policy to an anti iran policy and staying in syria for the long duration now from an american point of view. they want to stay in syria because they believe that roll back iran there to continue fighting isis is the war on terror and that turkey is upsetting the apple cart america is convinced that they can have it both ways they can have
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a turkish ally and they continue to support the white b.g. because they believe the white b.g. is not a terrorist organization they can successfully build a firewall between the white and the pe k k ok sharks aren't by nest and we're at loggerheads. just was basically saying that it was specter or there's a deal or not about the buffer zone we're talking about now and never going to political landscape in syria itself where the americans are looking into different potential challenges particular when it comes to iran isn't this something which could further complicate the task for the turkish government which says that he's determined if there's no agreement to move forward with mr campaign what i think i mean well i this is something in my opinion it's going to be very difficult for actually to move in without the consent of the united states specially now after the u.s. secretary of defense has warned against against that and in my opinion turkey has been actually threatening to invade to go and side syria for the past few months at
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least since a president actually said that he would like to withdraw from eastern syria. but of course i mean they knew what that the u.s. administration the strategy of the u.s. administration because it is very much complicating the situation for turkey not only for took it it's also for russia because turkey and the shop was was actually we're expecting they not this says to leave the eastern part of syria instead of the fifty's the moment they defeat i said but that actually is not is not the case right now we all know that president is very willing to leave actually but it's been tag on which wants to stay very much because you know i mean president he twice actually he quote for the withdrawal of u.s. of u.s. troops from the country but i think now they convinced him that it's more useful to have for the united states to stay. because they can actually prevent iran from having the if this land called a door between iraq syria and lebanon and they will actually prevent that evolving of ice and they will use actually the presence military presence east of the if it
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is in order to put pressure on the syrian regime to accept a political solution to this conflict because we all know that there is some but of syria is used for syria and fact if it includes oil as water and almost everything that syria needs in and nobody in damascus can sort of vive actually without having back without any covering that is symbolic of the fifty's so they are this is actually feel now that this could be used as a card in order to put the pressure on the regime to accept a political solution that asia and its allies but as you said it's much more complicated than that there are other actors and they are not actually have as much say in this in this conflict and as a united states and to bahrain when when when when let's set aside the differences between the americans of the turks what went down and says that he is determined that sets are moving forward to east of youth euphrates should we really take him seriously old this given the fact that the military establishment seems to be
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really really really skeptical about a deeper involvement in the conflict in syria. yes and no that's also a great question yes and no i would say because on the one hand since turkey conducted its 1st major military incursion into syria in 2016 against 1st isis in august 26th the. operation euphrates shield and then last year early last year against the p y d in the region operation olive branch there has been talk of staging an operation they even have the code name out operation euphrates sort of very clearly geared aimed at the eastern part of the eastern part of the euphrates river and so he exists on the one hand yes we have heard this before on the other hand. president adlon may either deliberately or
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unintentionally paint himself into a corner and and that end up delivering if you will. basically forcing his own hand to conduct some sort of operation into eastern syria as for the turkish commands the turkish military brass is a position on this they really are not in a position at the moment to completely resist president add on's desires we had seen this in 201-320-1420 extension 15 when president add on wanted some sort of intervention by the turkish military in northern syria and the high command was a post that is but after the failed coup attempt of july 26th president i don't want still holds the reins over the military and a former chief of general staff who you see aka is still the defense minister so busy we see a very serious control on the part of president out on the military and i don't think the turkish military irrespective of its position is in
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a position to resist. its commander in chief's orders if they're ordered to go in syria just when defense across the mark has been the spoke about the u.s. taken action without specifying what kind of action if them if the turks decide to the most the ministry offensive east of the euphrates was he talking about sanctions or. a potential for an aggressive response from them against well that's an excellent question and he didn't specify and there is there is a comfort confusion about what america can do and what it should do because america does not want to get in a shooting war with turkey we have to remember that the reason that america is in northern syria is based on a resolution about provided by congress about fighting the war on terror that means isis so if this spins into a warrant turkey the congress is going to be furious and americans will be furious and even president trump has been painting himself in the present president shall
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campaign as somebody who wants to get out of middle east look what he's doing in afghanistan he says withdrawing american troops he says at every occasion just a month ago he said we're going to leave syria and we can they can take care of themselves so president trump does not want to shooting war with turkey if in air no one knows that and he is playing on that and every time he escalates he gets and can get trump on the phone trump says we're leaving and then the men around him roll that back so he is trying to split trump from the pentagon and the state department and so forth and and that's his strategy right now is to escalate get trump on the phone he needs the americans to get out of there and fulfill their promise that he's going to be beating this drum until the americans leave ok and we have to remember this is an inhospitable environment for the americans the syrians don't want the iraqis don't want the russians don't want the iranians don't want to
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and the turks don't want to so he's going to raise the price and they're all going to raise the price on america until america leaves sets the stretch when we turn sometimes to talk about the big players that but we were not talking here about the syrians what does it leave syria when actually what the king had a crush on in fact mainly because it is what simplicity. that talks between the americans and the turks and we have not this over the past few months that when the russians feel that the americans and the turks are close to having an agreement on there is a new fleet there's the other skating on the west and it live mainly and i think that the russians that he has always from the very beginning there's a bit between turkey and the united says it's a clear that the russians they want the americans are but they don't want to key and they want actually the regime to recover the eastern if we have these. region because i said before it's very rich in oil and gas in water and the regime in damascus will be dependent on the russia hand out if if if it doesn't get already
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covered the eastern if with these and egypt for the russians that they're one that isn't very much and how does the syrian government see this well of course i mean this is a basic interest for the syrian government as well actually is he covered the region of east of the if with these. 2 he can put to court once or once again so that the russian important in my position in my opinion is very important here as i said they are watching closely what's happening between the russians between the americans and the turks bahrain we have here regional players vying for the biggest say in the aftermath of what happens in syria so you have the iranians you have the russians you have the americans and you have the turks i mean from a turkish perspective can we see this a pretty good to turkey trying to rethink its presence militarily politically once syria splinters or is divided. turkey's interest
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i would say is to keep syria as much of a unitary state as possible several times turkish president himself has said that turkey does not wish to see an autonomous kurdish region in northeastern syria in northern syria the way there is now a kurdistan regional government in the north of iraq even though turkey still enjoys fairly good relations with the k r g with the iraqi kurdistan regional government. it possum acres and uncharacteristically do not cannot foresee a scenario where they could enjoy a similarly good relations with an autonomous kurdish administrator can in northern syria that has of course much to do with the fact that ideologically whatever syrian kurdish autonomous administration has established in order to syria it would
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have ideologically a very different outlook on turkey's kurdish question than that of iraq's k r g just so i see a party's 1st issue is to maintain syria as a unitary state and to find a space in northern syria to repopulates some of the syrian refugees in turkey this is becoming and an increasingly bigger hot potato in domestic turkish politics just say those 2 thank you just when you spoke earlier about the. political considerations taken by the american a recession but by maintaining a presence there in a very complex political landscape on to concern that this could backfire in the future knowing that you have the same time the buses have pretty much concerned about the americans trying to expend that influence in syria. yes you
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know there's 2 considerations united states one is their plan it is to make autonomy zone in the north of syria even if they succeed in using the leverage of of northern syria in order to change the government damascus which is their plan is to weaken damascus to such a point that assad and the russians have to agree to u.n. over sponsored elections democratic elections that assad leaving some other regime that would allow for autonomy that's the american wish in all these regions and in lebanon northern aleppo and so that each area would have their own set up that means the kurds get relative independence turkey isn't going to put up with that america is going to have find it extremely difficult to remain in this area as we've seen already arabs and kurds are coming to have deep differences in the region and all the regional players want to merica out it's going to be a difficult ok heavy push united states model one of the syrians talking about
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what's next. they went into a debate. a divided syria north damascus of the north east now bit perhaps if there is something that that he and the opposition would agree on is that to keep one united country they might be actually fighting over what every other think but but the course i mean not this one so this is why i mean the russians they are hoping actually that they can bring in the opposition. in order to agree on a political solution that is tailored by the russians and that would actually maintain the unity of syria and that might also be the interest of turkey and and iran because we are seeing those on the bottoms of the asset than a process trying to do something and they are very suspicious of the intentions of the united states in the east in your fifty's and this is perhaps some people think that it is american troops and as just one has as mentioned actually to have an antonym a scottish region in the northeast of syria but any less than 30 seconds please is
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there a general sentiment in turkey in favor of the military offensive or do you think this have had enough of economic and political problems we do want to stay away from to from from syria. turkish people from what i can see been here for my summer break for about almost 3 months now and my sense is that most of my compatriots are more interested in seeing that the country's economic problems are resolved however given that as i mentioned earlier the there is a groundswell against syrian refugees if out of the one president there could also package any impending military operation as a way of increasing turkey's our bargaining power in syria that could be sold to turkish domestic to the turkish thank you to public opinion thanks i'll guess manuel couple unbutton cola and just will learn this. and thank you too for
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a professional footballer. my tunisia home game on a. knowledge of 0. where ever you. go. pakistan expels the indian ambassador as india arrests hundreds of people and it's climbed on the disputed territory of kashmir.
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peter w. watching al-jazeera live from our headquarters here in doha also coming up latest figures from china showed beijing is coming out ahead of the united states in their trade war. he's used our community as a promise kept. the u.s. president donald trump visits 2 cities where machines were carried out but many don't want him there. also ahead struggling to cope the fever spreading at a record rates in bangladesh. a top story pakistan is expelling the indian ambassador and cutting back trade as relations to tear it with its neighbor over the disputed territory of kashmir indian security forces have arrested around 500 people there the crackdown in indian administered kashmir has left people confined to their homes for a 4th day telecommunications and the internet they remain blocked india announced
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on monday it was taking away the region's autonomy priyanka gupta is our correspondent covering the story for us out of new delhi so priyanka what's the response there to pakistani moves now. or the indian foreign ministry has just issued a strongly worded statement against pakistan's decisions on wednesday what it said that it would scale back diplomatic ties with india and also us crop a trade relations with india the government of india has accused pockets sod off of making a unilateral decision it's also saying that it is an internal matter of indiana solver decision of the government of india backed by the indian parliament and that the decisions were taken all were aimed at improving the lives and the economy of the region and to ensure gender and so she cannot make equality it's also accuse pakistan of invoking what it calls an alarmist vision of the region to the world
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and it's said that pakistan's actions will not succeed and as to the climbdown in kashmir what's the latest on the picture that we're guessing as to the day to day impact of that. well peter the pot several parts of the indian mr mir are under severe security lockdown for almost 4 months for the fall today now we're getting very little information coming in and out of the specially southern media which is seeing an unprecedented number of security restrictions that barricades everywhere shops are shut down in the largest city of the region street other we've been hearing from locals there who would say that the internet is blocked but what is making their lives but to carry on bearable is a fact that limelight answer which means that families who have ailing patients or
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elderly people at their homes they have no way to communicate with hospitals or fire fire services or have access to emergency services if it comes to that so people have to walk on foot to all these hospitals cross all these barricades which are taking several hours and then get help and it's becoming really difficult for the people there are hundreds of thousands of people who are completely cut off from the rest of the country and the rest of the world for the moment thanks very much live now to islam about and a correspondent there come a high to come on what do you think the pakistani government are trying to signal or achieve with what they've announced just in the past couple of hours. 1st of all what the mission from pakistan appears to be and this is what we have a ford focus on is saying that india had already taken your action without consulting august on and what they call an. indian administered kashmir by indian
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troops they also say that they have been north talks between the 2 countries fall why don't why and now the last time they were in the meeting. for our job yesterday between the pakistani foreign minister and. on the sidelines of an international conference part talks were deadlocked and what progress on said yesterday was that had been india was going to take this unilateral decision it meant that all bilateral agreements would now be studied by pakistan one of them moved toward that because the bilateral diploma she was dead dog there was no point in continuing the diplomatic relations which have now been reduced to the bare minimum and objecting on that budget should be understood that bilateral agreements that important to north one in 1970 do it. under which both countries.
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including kashmir it would be said. that no one would take any unilateral steps that also other big name and since 1902 pakistan and india have a navy mean to exchange a list of new civilian nuclear facilities that red whether that would now be the new john unity when it comes up. and also the fact that there's a prisoner exchange program every country. so we have to what kind of review taken by someone and then what happens to all the agreements between india. talk to don. lemon thanks very much. we move on china a surprise stock markets investors by announcing better than expected trade figures the 3.3 percent rise in july exports was the fastest for 4 months because of increased demand will white but imports well they did remain weak and could get
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weaker because of the intensifying trade war with the u.s. and of to the u.s. treasury designated china as a currency manipulator as the latest source from beijing in a very normal practice china released its trade figures for the previous month now these are very abnormal times with the increasingly tense trade war it has with the united states was click through some of the numbers they're very volatile and this is something we're probably going to see over the coming months when you look at the imports from the united states that has been down again 19 percent exports in the united states from china that's down 6.5 percent again those are figures that have been declining steadily over the last several months because of these tariffs the united states has imposed but overall exports now this is something that beat expectations here china it rose 3.3 percent of the goods from china going abroad to all nations now that could be possibly a lot of nations manufacturing companies in the pre-buying
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a lot of their supply chain needs because they're expecting these next rounds of tariffs to come from the united states so we're seeing an uptick in that number and then the imports declined again but that's kind of what we've been seeing too from all countries coming into china that's something we'll be seeing over the last couple of months though part of the reason these numbers are so volatile even just over the last several days we've seen a lot of back and forth in this trade war more tariffs coming from the united states the currency here in china the yuan has been evaluated that means goods in china are less expensive than they were say just last week so a lot of different factors at play but one thing we can be for sure over the coming months these trade figures are going to be very volatile. thank you fever is spreading in bangladesh more than 2000 people have been infected within a period of 24 hours the government has allocated $6000000.00 to tackle the disease well the $29000.00 people across bangladesh now have the virus the government has confirmed that 23 people have died from dying a fever but the bangladeshi media saying at least 60 people are dead there are
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concerns the virus could spread in the capital dhaka and the number of female mosquitoes that carry the dengue fever is 14 times higher than it was before the monsoon season began in june and be a child who has more now from doco most of the private as well as public hospitals overwhelm i mean they can provide seats for a lot of the patients that are coming in i mean the hospital called the holy family hospital we spoke to the doctors here they said on an average they're getting $150.00 to $200.00 patients with dengue fever and they only have room for $400.00 patients so that's a practical scenario in the city it's gradually spreading to rural areas and either is in a few days where about 1000000 people from dhaka is going to move to the rural areas to spend a vacation and that's when the virus is going to spread because a lot of infected people are also going to move along with the rest of the population now the figures are confusing the government has
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a figure that's showing that it was 23 people died as of today at least 29000 people are infected but the public record shows much more than that as well as a major newspaper report side the number of that is actually much significantly higher world health organization said it's not alarming it is alarming but it's still control of government to set up space to sell at least 10 of them to monitor the situation as well as clean up as well as fogging and public awareness campaign in the t.v. radio and newspaper. in southern yemen 3 people have been killed in fighting between government forces and separatists backed by the united arab emirates. several others were also injured in the city of a gun battle started after a funeral for a high ranking commander killed in a whose the attack. was
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. then. they attacked us we are peaceful and they are firing bullets the traitors mysteries and 5th column while we are holding the funeral of the heroic martyrs may they rest in peace yemen's interior minister is calling for calm. they're going to have been there and whatever the battle is as the minister of the interior i called on the citizens of od and to stay calm and be patient we are capable of dealing with such irresponsible behavior we will do our duty we ask everyone not to respond to the call made by honey bend breck because war is its objective such a call only serves the. united nations calling on all warring sides to talk instead . martin griffiths the special envoy for yemen said he is alarmed by the military escalation that are taking place in today including reports of clashes in the vicinity of the presidential palace he's also deeply concerned by the recent
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rhetoric encouraging violence against yemeni institutions mr griffiths said that escalations of violence will contribute to instability and suffering in arden and will deepen yemen's political and social divisions the special envoy calls on all parties involved to abandon violence and engage in dialogue to resolve differences he also orders all those with influence to deescalate the situation and ensure the protection of civilians still to come here on al-jazeera 3rd time lucky puts a rico swizz in its 3rd governor in 6 days after weeks of demonstrations and legal wrangling over the different candidates also ahead why no deal breaks it could leave britain with severe food shortages.

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