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not to mention the no deal bricks it right to the bitter end the suicide attack in the yemeni city of aden has killed 3 separatist fight his recent battles around the city have exposed growing risks in the saudi emraan to coalition yemen's internationally recognized president has accused the u.a.e. of bombing government positions in and around aden there are ging saudi arabia to intervene the u.a.e. military says it's targeting what it calls for terrorists. his awning is a journalist based in aden and says the security situation there continues to change at. the yearly fee at the magnificent body the scene is now open for the southern state protests and most of aden and the forces of the legitimate government are clearly not present to protect the citizens from violations abuse and being every stood anger is increasing among the residents of aden because the southern city protests are targeting the national army on the outskirts of the city people expected the army to arrive and control aid in order to aid and to get rid
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of the separatists the national army was forced to retreat by the road leading to shop one. still ahead here on al-jazeera a battle over a sacred land find out why native american tribe is taking a whole mourners association to court. one small step for president trump the u.s. joins the race for military expansion into space all that and more when we return. and i despite recent rain in pakistan this is still the dry picture of course there are more showers building just in the north of syria more especially to keep azerbaijan subgoal casus and maybe if you're lucky catching the southern coast of the caspian temperatures in iraq still reflect pretty high values for late august
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early september that will change much in the next day or so we've seen this. for weeks on end to hours down to 33 in beirut is not much different despite the rather different fear on the coast of the mediterranean for the southeast i think humidity is dropping at least the next couple of days on the eastern side of the bahrain qatar in the u.a.e. and 44 still the temperature inland in oman the potential for thunderstorms in the high ground is still there inland from muscat and the onshore effect of this monsoon wind is still there in salalah overcast and just the other was of course it's a dry picture in the middle east there is no surprise in southern africa more hint of active weather coming through the western cape you don't see very much in the satellite picture except just over the water but forecasts wise durban and cape town could see a little rain. rewind
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returns with a new series. and brand new updates on the best around to see these documentaries. rewind continues with them to be announced down a little bit is it and i read about it and this is the proudest day off i go by like that was a real turning point for goes that give them a lot of confidence that they could beat any team in a shoot on al-jazeera. welcome back you're watching ounces here are a mind of our top stories this hour russia's announce again the last will cease fire in syria as it problem starts more on saturday morning protesters are calling
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for an end to the violence that's killed more than 550 civilians and this place hundreds of thousands of others since april. 2 prominent pro-democracy activists have been released on bail by a hong kong court joshua woman agnes child were amongst a group of campaigners all rested in a matter of hours they're being accused of inciting and participating in an illegal protest a scottish judge says a legal challenge against the suspension of britain's parliament by the prime minister will take place next week opponents of boris johnson argue there's not enough time to debate except. israel has revealed what it says is de classified intelligence laning an iranian program to assemble precision guided missiles inside lebanon israeli troops remain on high alert near the lebanese border after hezbollah warned of an imminent strike harry fawcett reports now from west to receive them. it's on high alert but in protective posture israeli forces near
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lebanon have been pulled back from the border positions in recent days as they wait for a promised strike by hezbollah in response to recent israeli attacks and now israel is upping the pressure on both lebanon and hezbollah it's released what it says the details of an iranian led program to convert hezbollah missiles into precision guided weapons using components brought in by land sea and air its warning lebanon's government to take action will be held responsible for the suffering we are determined to toward this dangerous program the aim of the publication today is to clarify that we will not stand aside and allow our enemies to arm themselves with fatal weaponry i told them this week be careful and i repeated a narrow pick. hezbollah's leader hassan nasrallah has denied precision missiles are being manufactured inside lebanon he says israel has in recent days breached the rules of engagement in place since the last war between israel and lebanon in 2006 and. i said to the israeli army on the
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border from tonight stand guard and wait for us he was speaking shortly after 2 drones came down in a hezbollah stronghold in beirut one of them exploding there have been reports that an important component of hezbollah's missile system was damaged the israeli army has remained silent on the issue israel has for years been targeting iranian interests in syria last weekend it said it prevented a multiple drone attack from inside the country by launching an as strike that killed 2 has fighters the united states recently confirmed that israel was also carrying out strikes inside iraq targeting iran's missile supply route there but the more widespread and more admitted israel's actions become more risky but its adversaries feel compelled to retaliate risking in turn a broader escalation that's in line israel's prime minister fighting an election and once again promoting his ability to keep israelis safe as long tried not to cross this week he told by name to calm down i think they said now absolutely does
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not want. military confrontation i think the call to calm down was reflected that on the other hand i think the feeling and it's beyond that and you know i think the feeling in israel is that you cannot have iran which is declare it really interested in the demise of israel to deepen its military capabilities just across israel's northern border. for now on that border the wait continues for hezbollah to make its next move perry force it out west jerusalem. there have been clashes between protesters and indian security forces in indian administered kashmir crowds gathered in srinagar after friday prayers to demonstrate against the ongoing lockdown forces attempting to stop the protests taking place were pelted with stones they retaliated with what appears to be tear gas. meanwhile huge crowds in pakistan a back the prime minister's call for
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a nationwide show of solidarity for people in indian administered kashmir cities across the country have observed what imran khan called kashmir the prime minister of pakistan will stand with kashmiris in testing time to has more now from islamabad. bug accounts prime minister imran khan to get entire nation to come out and show their solidarity with the people of india and their minister. i do exactly 12 o'clock in the afternoon all the signals turned red and focused on all the traffic came to our standstill only the emergency lanes were left open for ambulance and other emergency crews to be a very good function normally government officials private. banks educational institutions and people from all walks of life are here to make a strong broad about the plight of the needy brother. who they are on the
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verge of a grave humanitarian crisis. because media's all solidarity we are here to show solidarity with kashmir there's been a curfew there for the last 4 weeks people have no food or even transport whatever india's going to do with kashmiris we are against it and we want to turkish we are brothers that we are with them because we're all going to change our lives are the grace of gaunt we are standing with our kashmiri brothers it's not been $26.00 days since the caffeine started we can't even pay for prayers every pakistani is with them and will be with them by our last breath the most important message there. and once again to the outside we're. all for you and your mother right on for doing. indian administered curse me. into the government has called for calm and it's pop or region after a fortnight of violent protests the region's been rocked by under a silver accusations of racial and ethnic discrimination some protesters demanding
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a referendum on independence with a $1200.00 police officers will be deployed on to the streets of the capital jaya poorer on friday night. dozens of sidney's have been reported missing after a crackdown on a pool democracy and left more than 100 people dead engine families are demanding answers about loved ones they haven't heard from since the attack morgan reports from the capital khartoum. forced smile and his family every phone call from an unfamiliar number brings a bit of hope before he dies again. they're hoping to hear from their brother adam is my who's been missing since the deadly attack on the city outside army headquarters in her tomb in early june his sister says they've done all they can to find him. we filed a report at the police station then we went to the hospitals and they referred us to the morgues we didn't find him so we went to other morgues but so far we didn't find a trace of him or where he could be. the sit in came after months of anti-government
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protests demanding the country's long time president obama and bashir step down he was ousted by the military in april but the sit in continued as protest leaders and the military negotiated a transitional government. at least $100.00 protesters were killed and more than $400.00 injured in the attack in june according to the central committee for sudan's doctors which supports the protest movement the military puts the figure at $87.00 killed. families reported relatives had gone missing on the day of the attack and also after like almost made his uncle says went missing 2 weeks later. this is neglect from the authorities this is the truth has disappeared since june 20th and up to now there is no trace of where he could be where is he and where are those who went missing with him but 2 weeks on there are few answers if any to those questions the number of people taking part in the city who went missing is not here with more people being reported almost every week activists say that's
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because many came from outside and with the confusion and fear during the attack and in the days after it took some time for fam. they realize that their loved ones weren't in hiding but had disappeared also put down the phone number of the family so activist groups have launched campaigns on social media to try to get people to search for those who are missing and connect them with their families if they find them but that method has its challenges to reseal a trip force because some of these families don't really have them and the access to the social media and social media was working on this and. presenting their evolution in the most more than any of the same and they are living in different states in a context that i wrote and maybe some families they don't know about facebook and they don't know that reporting about the missing people i'm for the family to come over and report has been ian says despite hearing nothing from her brother she believes he's still alive and one day him find his way back home he before going to
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her. and they to the american tribe in the u.s. state of new jersey has filed a federal lawsuit against its neighbors the rumpole lenna paid no nation accuses a homeowner's association of violating its right to gather and pray on its own land christensen the reports from moa in new jersey. that we've been using for thousands of years those holding this native american ceremony believe a puff of tobacco smoke will cleanse guests taking part in the local mountains take their name from the rampolla nop a nation but this field barely an hour's drive from manhattan is all that's been left to them for them this land is sacred what about this land i mean how important is that to the rules vary with it and it's the last drop away and we have that we can overly really do ceremony. despite having a permit to use the land for religious and cultural purposes the tribe started
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receiving fines in tickets in 2016 i was surprised at the level of the animosity and the desire to remove us because if you look at the houses around here i mean there's nothing for them to fear we were asking them to move from day one it was a desire on their part to basically get rid of the tribe is officially recognized by the state of new jersey and its ties to the land which now sits in the midst of this private gated community go back generations the very name of the township comes from the line op a word for meeting place nevertheless their neighbors continued to complain about the gatherings and the fines began to add up after a few years totaling more than $4000000.00 the neighborhood association of the town neither of whom would speak to al-jazeera sued the tribe but then a turning point for their legal team the u.s. justice department came to their defense when you have the department of justice
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coming in and saying well what. we see appears to be happening here is a violation of the right to religious freedom that something a federal court judge is going to take very seriously in a settlement the township agreed to drop all fives and allow the ceremonies to continue while the neighborhood associations lawsuit was thrown out of court now the tribe is suing the neighbors for violating its right to gather and pray hopeful for birth morrow i don't know if it's called the panda. 1 or neighbors respond as sis been ugly right up until this moment but for now it seems the tribes prayers have been answered kristen salumi al-jazeera mahwah new jersey. the u.s.s.s. up a space command to address what it believes of threats to its infrastructure their president donald trump ascribes space is the next for fighting domain john hendren
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reports from washington d.c. prime. it might be one small step for president trump but creating the u.s. space command marks a giant leap for the pentagon the dangers to our country constantly evolve and so must we now those who wish to harm the united states to seek to challenge us and the ultimate high ground of space it's going to be a whole different ball game the u.s. on thursday joined russia china and france in the race for a military expansion into space it's an epic goal is demolition 11th u.s. combat command one that comes with its own flag into a 5th branch of the u.s. military joining the army navy air force and marines trump and visions a new space force though that would require an act of congress. space gum will ensure that america's dominance in space is never questioned and never threatened
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for the president who likes things big the allure might be in the sheer in bishan of the project what could be bigger or more forward looking than space bringing to life the stuff of science fiction and decades of pop culture. final from. it is perhaps the boldest aspiration by a u.s. president since j.f.k.'s moon shot we choose to go to the mall and just do the other thing not because they are easy but because they are critics have called the president's plans the space farce but many analysts say the new command isn't just ambitious protecting u.s. interest in space they say is necessary chinese could disrupt our g.p.s. system that we rely on space for now because even aside from no it's our problems it would cause problems in all of our lives and in our economy back of the bakken and the space command also gives trump the chance to one up some billionaire rivals
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for the public spotlight as the u.s. has cut nasa as a budget for civilian space exploration jeff bezos richard branson and a lawn musk all have launched private ventures into the solar system john hendren al-jazeera washington so it is activists gretz a phone bank has joined other teenagers in a climate protests in new york the 16 year old along with dozens of others held banners they gave speeches calling for greater action to combat climate change the embargo arrived in new york on thursday after a 2 week transatlantic journey on board a carbon free sailboat she's there to speak at the united nations climate action summit next month. these are our top stories here on al-jazeera russia has announced a unilateral cease fire in syria's province starting on saturday morning government
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forces backed by russian airpower have been waging an offensive on the last rebel held territory for weeks protesters are calling on russia i'm turkey to end the violence that's killed more than 550 civilians and displaced hundreds of thousands of people since a turkish president says its military is prepared to handle the situation in its lead if you know. it to be a lie if you see the developments in libya at the point we want in fact $600000.00 people have been killed and once or twice that number of migrating the art of course coming towards us and we need to be vigilant we need to be cautious and we have taken all the necessary precautions you see it on television channels anyway that all our armored personnel carriers tanks artillery that they're our top observation tower was a stuffed at all times and they are vigilant. 2 prominent pro-democracy activists have been released on bail by a hong kong court joshua wallman agnus child were amongst a group of campaigners all arrested within
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a matter of hours they're being accused of inciting and participating in an illegal protest he said also banned a mass rally planned for saturday. i urged international communities who sent real mail station to a president sending hundreds orders an emergency order is not the way out we will continue our fight no matter how the our rest because of the us. and one year old girl who tested positive for a ball in uganda has died ugandan health officials say she traveled took a c.c. from democratic republic of congo there's been a growing number of confirmed cases of a ball in the region humanitarian organization world vision says women and children are it's a great a risk of being infected. a scottish judge says a legal challenge against the suspension of britain's parliament by the prime minister will take place next week opponents of boris johnson argue there's not enough time to debate breaks it across party a group of m.p.'s say johnson's decision to shut down parliament for 5 weeks is
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a constitutional i wage a full hearing will begin on tuesday so those are your headlines the news continues here on al-jazeera after inside story up by. allies become enemies in yemen's war the united arab emirates accused of bombing saudi government troops to help the separatists in the south can the coalition between the 2 gulf nations survive such a rift this is inside story. hello
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and welcome to the show i'm sam is a them now threatening the saudi and morality coalition fighting the war in yemen the 2 gulf allies are supposed to be on the same side but the u.a.e. is accused of attacking the government that the coalition is trying to restore yemen's internationally recognized president says u.s. warplanes bombed government troops around aden separatists trained by their moralities taken over the southern city we have a new government is urging saudi arabia and the united nations to intervene but the u.a.e. says it only tugs it what it calls terrorists alexei o'brien has more. on. this is said to be the aftermath of strikes in aden yemen internationally recognized government is furious the u.s. bombed its positions. allowing separatists to retake territory that lost to saudi
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backed government forces 24 hours a. sides pulling in reinforcements to battle over a divided south and city in a country frank. by years of war what could be one of the loss of all and you didn't governorates us safe now we're dealing with some pockets and terrorist hideouts which are sadly involved with what is called the legal government yemen's government can damage the u.a.e. bombing of its forces saying it had caused hundreds of deaths and injuries in a statement its defense ministry seders held the emirates responsible for what it called a blatant aggression and president. urged saudi arabia to intervene again separate us from the sovereign transitional council a pass at the saudi iraqi coalition that's fighting whose the rebels less than 3 weeks ago they took over the city of aden sate of the saudi backed internationally recognized yemeni government. on wednesday government forces took the nearby
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coastal town of zinjibar before pushing into aden thursday though they withdrew again president had he said it was to spare the city and its people you know what label would not only our situation is good in the troops morale is high we're heading to. and we will free every inch of the southern territory the violence has exposed an apparent rift in the saudi u.a.e. coalition each country backing opposing sides in southern yemen which was a separate country until $990.00 the saudis and the marauders are divided on this issues because for this from a saudi perspective what they had always wanted is to ensure that they are not the threat that can operate across the border and launch attacks where it's rocket attacks or or drone attacks into saudi arabia what the united arab emirates wants to do instead of course is to establish an independent sovereign state and these 2
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objectives to do not align with the any governments asked for the united nations to meet on the strikes 60000 people have left the city batanes of thousands remain in high. sway as the fighting intensifies brian al jazeera. let's bring in our panel into the show now joining us from new york city a heart of solomon director of the office of foreign affairs for the southern transitional council in new york city from our man hasn't bharati professor of international relations at the university of jordan and from london also on skype is elizabeth kendal senior research fellow at pembroke college at the university of oxford welcome to all of you in the show let me start with elizabeth in the u.k. is the coalition now falling apart it's difficult how it can be perceived as not falling apart at this point i think the latest airstrikes by the united arab
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emirates are stepped change in the clashes in the south it may now be time to start calling them a war because they're only one of 3 scenarios that could have happened either the u.a.e. did not consult saudi about these strikes and that means the coalition is falling apart or the u.a.e. did consult saudi and saudi gave it the go ahead which means that saudi and the yemeni government a falling apart and assert a possibility is that the u.a.e. consulted saudi and saudi refused in which case the coalition is falling apart so you know you're a may have acted unilaterally but even if it didn't it means the coalition is falling apart or it were lizabeth is open for us i guess 3 beautifully summed up scenarios there has to which one do you think it's most is most likely were the saudis on board with this or card out of this latest action. all i think you know from the get go the saudis have a different agenda and yemen and obviously the saudis are not on board but at the
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same time i think is blackmailing saudi arabia because they know that riyadh needs them in their coalition for their appearance of having a coalition and i think that think united arab emirates works unilaterally in order to reinforce it's whatever they have in southern yemen they want to affect that kind of a separation in yemen and they find in the. transitional council as a tool to further the interest in yemen and that is obvious so i'm not saying that the area is an boardin it agrees on everything but probably doesn't have what it takes to say you know to the to all the right now and. kind of international crisis you know especially the do strategic development with the if that's the if that's ok let me jump in hands and i will be more that if that if that's the case what does that mean ultimately in terms of the saudi coordination
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will will the u.a.e. be ejected from this coalition as the how the government one point was calling for all the saudis have to look the other way and try and keep on board. i think for the time being there's no coalition we talk about coalition but in the coalition that we knew at the very beginning there was the one that fighting the whole thing in the fighting the haughty the is fighting its own war. for the its own interests so if we talk about the coalition the one that we know the saudi led coalition or the other coalition is no longer there now it's only a night arab emirates and saudi arabia and we can see now is a kind of a clash between their own interest now when the saudi is going to. united arab emirates i don't know but i think it's an ultimate. scenery that we probably see playing out soon or we could bring in
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a huddle your from of course the southern transitional council what's known as the s.t.c. it's the action by southern forces which you're affiliated with which has brought us to this point in yemen do you agree that you are responsible now for the collapse of this coalition that's been fighting supposedly on the same side against the who thinks. no actually i completely disagree with the introduction i disagree with yes beakers regarding the fall of the call ation this is a collaborative. coalition unit that goes through a operation or operates from an operation room. through a rigorous process before approving any specific detailed airstrikes so the u.a.e. and the. saudi arabia are.
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they are working together on every front oh but there it is with the anti who at the front or the anti extremist extremism front ok but let me just as well now that i've explained this to me according to what you're describing them the saudis would have known that the u.a.e. is about to launch an strikes against ok what the u.s. is calling terrorists but in fact what we're hearing from the heavy government is these are strikes on the yemeni government. if that's the case at all saying saudi arabia has approved or is in line with an strikes on the very government is hosting in riyadh that doesn't make a lot of sense doesn't it. well it's a little more complicated than that for over the past 4 years or for 4 years plus the saudi led coalition has been working. effortless with.
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working. 2 to. fight the anti to fight the o.t.s. to fight extremism fortunately the legitimate government is actually incorporating some of these extremist factions extremists or the radicals to the a slap already into the legitimate government so the. reactivating what would they have the any government is backpedaling by. after after raid these counter-terrorism in south yemen specifically ok i'm actually not sorry to interrupt you again how they're i really want to distill what you're bringing to the show this plan what it sounds like you're saying right now is the sun s.t.c. the saudis and the immoralities are lining up against the yemeni government is that what you're telling viewers of this show be called
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a mini golf that includes as you say a stream ists. that is incorrect we're not against the government as well you don't just have the injected with remus from the islam so so correct it where we're fighting the extremism that has been injected or whether they have hijacked the yemeni government unfortunately while everybody was clued in the saudi led coalition the s.t.c. saddam forces have been fighting extremism the internationally recognized government has really regrouped end corporator them into their units where that is not going to be accepted so fighting extremism whether they are part of the yemeni government is a regional security and that is let me all know how i or let me bring elizabeth back into this however you slice it and dice it listening to what and how to saying that it does sound like there is conflict as you start out by saying within the
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coalition at this point with everyone pointing to the other one is harvesting the extremists. yes there clearly is conflict and i don't think it holds water to say that everyone's on board with this and that simply fighting extremism these are very serious air strikes many many many people were killed and they were from the government forces i think this highlights a problem of the whole rhetoric on the war on terror that was coined obviously initially by the united states because it provides cover for what is ultimately a political agenda now it's true that there has been an uptick in terrorist violence in yemen in august we've had for example more than double the monthly average of attacks by al-qaeda and in fact if you look at whom they've been targeting then the targeting has been very strongly against the southern forces
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but nonetheless i think one does need to remain skeptical for example and shabwah that the no terrorist attacks at all by either isis or outsider so far this year so to claim that once fighting terrorism and sharp war and not just political opposition i think doesn't hold water or let's bring her some into the discussion is this really about the u.a.e. plans as the. ledge and many others actually in yemen to separate the south and the north of yemen once again so that if they draw down those troops they still have a proxy who represent their interests in the south. i think it boils down to one thing that the united arab emirates one interest and it's to do mean to protect and support the secessionists and to talk about extremism as a kind of pretext we know that islam part is muslim brotherhood and it's not
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classified as extremist by anyone other than the united arab emirates and the united arab emirates have actually classified qatar as an extremist a so do you believe that we don't of course when the president had to comes in public and condemn the united arab emirates he is not part of the party he is not fond of those extremists as he said he represents the legitimacy he represents the probably the address for the money that the united arab emirates committed itself to bring him back to the sinai and now what happened in the past the united arab emirates even prevented him from visiting god and so with this is a well known story that the united arab emirates have its own ok we're only interested in what i know is to develop the south to break away from hunters for their own economic interests yes of course i think this is the ultimate for the united arab emirates and why would that be doesn't care or even doesn't give attention to the how with the. why because for economic reasons and because they
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want to is not then for dubai ports etc so we know this is a well known story and so by dividing yemen to yemen it would be easier for them to control it and to control this and this has been part of the all right let me let me bring on how their interests again divide the vienna yemen is ultimately where the resurgence of b.s.t. forces s.t.c. forces are taking the country how do you respond to that. well 1st of all let's see how did the s.t.c. come about where these calls have came out how long have these calls been on on the ground yes the sea we got to go back track a little after 94 this was an all out occupation 2007 came out of southern movement after 2 and 2015 there was a sudden resistance to southern resistance gave birth to the southern forces and so so the s.t.c.
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came about these separatists calls or the secessionists calls have been for over 2 decades this is not a recent through all but what you ate my 10 u.s. surgeon it's on so the u.a.e. so thing that events i'd like you to address the concern that ultimately the country be divided and one in which someone forces really are a front for you even interests there is not a negation the hudson pointed out in which the u.a.e. wants to maintain its interest in some of the ports of yemen to clean the toilets that's that is incorrect that is incorrect because the southern transitional council has been very efficient working directly with the saudi led coalition as far as the. anti extremism fronts and the anti or with the fronts now these are both regional security matters these are not for south yemen alone this is not this is also for north yemen and for the entire
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region there's over $25000.00 southern troops in the northern provinces or governorates that are fighting inside areas and other governor governor it's this is not just because they saudi led coalition couldn't find any genuine resistance on the ground besides the southern the southern forces this is what activated the entire so court trying to kill our transiting in. there are forces or i can see live versus shaking head i think you want to get in on this go ahead i think there's a lot of truth to what the s.t.c. spokesman says in terms of long term grievances that go back decades but these were reactivated by the formation of the southern transition council which was backed by the united arab emirates and we can see where this is heading it's not good enough to say that the southerners support the coalition when they are
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calling back their troops from the very fronts that were just mentioned in the north of yemen to say come and defend us stop fighting that has these come and defend us against the northern us even yesterday there was a tweet by the deputy of the southern transitional council an even break where he mentioned all 7 if you include sculpture governorates of the south and said we will not give an inch now that doesn't sound like coalition talk that sounds like us to purchase torn lizabeth if we connect the dots a little bit we had the announce from the u.a.e. you made the announcement it was drawing down its troops kind of around the same time we had all those attacks going on u.a.e. and saudi oil interests in the gulf which were blamed on iran. and now we have this battle going on. in aden if you connect the dots do you read through this the u.a.e. sending a message that he wants perhaps to be closer or not so much at least in conflict
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with iranian interests and just wants to carve out some interest for itself in the south of of yemen i think we should see this in the broader context which is that the united arab emirates has now for several years been recruiting troops across the south of yemen that were not directly answerable to the yemeni government of president heady so it's very clear that there was some purpose to these troops that may have extended beyond fighting terrorism after all the number of terrorist attacks in chaper as i mentioned it is very few and in fact when the major counterterrorism operations began. that only been one that year so far so it was less than one percent but the resources of yemen and a shop were are heavily based in oil and gas and so it's very difficult not to see an ultimate commercial and political agenda behind this winds to saudi arabia been
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relatively silent on this so far do you think. is it just down to the fact that while they you know that they want to try and keep up with nabil on board in the coalition. what i think this is the only thing that i can think of right now because we know that handle a break be a dip. of the c.t.c. . actually threaten saudi arabia and he reminded them that the whole of the hotels have been fighting them for 4 years and he and his forces can do the same so by claiming that. this council is working in harmony with saudi arabia i think this is not substantiated with any any hard evidence because the statements coming from the council is actually under country or a little bit about how you know if you don't really know exact any ground here and you and i mention over the events going on in aden and the apparent crumbling of
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this coalition. well unfortunately the united nations has been doing nothing other than you know expressing its concerns about what is happening but on the ground i think the united arab emirate is destroying the spot and it's going to decide matters in probably in days to come but does it mean that america would would win the war in yemen the american would actually be defeated at the end of the day because the yemeni people would rise up against it and now we we can witness something new that for the 1st time that we see that the yemenis themselves are saying that i would not be is and you could find for so we've never hear such a thing before and i think this is a new development and the level of the conscious of the people and this could materialize to different things or translate into a probably a kind of action that would. united i want to take that point and that in the sounds is exactly what in the saudis actually if i may oh how the the calls from
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some yemenis to see the u.a.e. is an occupying force what's your take on that as the s.t.c. well that's the international recognized government is trying to push all their blame all their faults all failures onto someone else as usual but a minute. coalition with them didn't you and your. interests so which is. the southern transitional council is definitely working with the saudi led coalition fighting extremism and fighting. to be supporting the had the government do you ultimately want behind the government to rule over yemen or not. they had a government is being supported by the saudi led coalition but you have to understand also that they had a government is incompetent it is has failed on the economic level on the basic services level and the liberated areas where there is no it will not be all by any services they have not been able to they have not they have failed also militarily
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they have to relate it was really a 4000 troops in my favor if you let me just finish this point the 2 engine 50000 troops in matter there have not moved so. less than an hour drive away or 50 kilometers but have been very more when it came to the southern so ok i understand your concerns my place liberated very briefly you want to see are those the s.t.c. want to see the how to government rule over yemen or not well the s.t.c. and the southern people actually stands by the popular will that's where it gains its strength to southern people have rights this is not we're not subhuman aren't southern arizona parents we went 60 faces and this is a human right for us if we don't have a ready answer i'm going to leave it to the views to draw whatever conclusion from them if i can give the last 6 seconds to elizabeth are we seeing a situation emerge elizabeth where perhaps the who these and how these have increasingly something in common i think it's very difficult for us to see
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anyone as having anything in common in yemen because the loyalties are safe lou it what is true there is i think the soften secessionist course has altered it and it's not going to be feasible to have their entire withdrawal before peace talks can take place and jetta so something needs to change in the head a government or i'm afraid we are out of time so let's thank our guests it's been a really good discussion. on a man hasan but ari and elizabeth kendall. and thank you too for watching this show as always you can see the show again any time if you head over to our website al-jazeera dot com for further discussion head over to our facebook page that's facebook dot com forward slash a day inside story you can also join the conversation on twitter our handle is at a.j. inside story from me sam is a band and the whole team here for now it's good buy.
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very warm welcome to the program good to have your company the russians and i is to get a lateral ceasefire in syria's it led province starting on saturday morning government forces backed by russian airpower have been waging an offensive on the last rebel held territory for weeks civilians wanting to see a stop to the fighting have been demonstrating in the northwestern countryside the border poured into turkey some open trying to approach through border crossings into the country have been calling on russia and turkey to end the violence that's killed more than 550 civilians since april hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced participants' has released a sniper book or less on the turkey syria border. over there in the syria is adamant refugee camp home to some 600000 internally displaced syrians and it was there and at other points along the turkey syria border early on friday that a few 1000 syrians tried to rush the border and here they managed to get through
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one of the gates before they were pushed back by the turkish security forces but an indication really of the desperate circumstances the syrians fleeing the fighting and find themselves in forced to pay rent to sleep under trees to sleep in the open with no access to sanitation or food they really desperately want to escape the fighting and that is why the turkish authorities especially will hope that this unilateral ceasefire announced by the russians that begins on saturday morning will for the time being put a stop to that flow of refugees turkey sees it as a national security crisis and a humanitarian emergency a national security crisis and threat because amongst those fighters those people coming from are suspected hardened fighters and that is why turkey doesn't want them coming this close to the border. well maher one director of policy analysis at
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the doha institute and he joins me on set marwan a very warm welcome to the program what does this that we're seeing what does that mean well actually. i was surprised actually that the russians have announced a unilateral cease fire especially after the successful meeting between president and president putin. last week but there are 2 developments like now that may have actually pushed the russians to announce unilateral cease fire the 1st one is that there is a draft resolution presented by germany and belgium to the united nations security council these 3 countries are now members of the security council and they have visited the last position calling for urgency as far for the fighting in it because right now we have like 500000 syrians have been actually uprooted displaced because of the ongoing fighting in the syrian government it and the 2nd reason in my
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opinion is that the russians the have already put a huge pressure on turkey because most of those people who are leaving their homes are actually moving towards the sea that the turkish borders and the turks are very concerned about that because the turks are already concerned about the $3500000.00 syrian refugees that are the are living inside turkey and now actually more people are pushing towards actually entering turkey so i think these 2 issues the concern about the draft resolution of the security council and the concern about turkey taking. position and so from russia because russians they don't want really a crisis between them and they are still actually seeking to disturb us to get from me to from the united states and over the past actually a few months they have put huge pressure on the turks don't forget that the russians they have been supporting this offensive by the syrian regime which have taken. by. of the past over the past few weeks and that
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and the also. observation point and more of that is that is actually talks a lot right now in terms of the russians you mentioned that the un this draft resolution may be something that at least in the back in this making them think twice but why now when there have been so many in the past is it the russia to some degree is reaching its own kind of tipping i think i think if you look at the after solution you see that 3 countries are actually supporting that one of them is germany and the other one is belgium don't forget that germany has taken most of the seat if you jews in europe and the germans are concerned actually that there are going to be even more if that of the if russia actually continues with this often said in an ad lib don't forget that there are $3000000.00 the future is in italy and if there is an all out offensive. which is these solutions are going to go across to turkey and then from turkey to europe idea and that is going to cause a new flux of refugees towards europe this is something that the germans the
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europeans generally are very concerned about this is i believe they put some pressure on the on the russians russian they don't want to they don't want to use veto on the united nations security council resolution so i think they decided to announce this illiteracy is far from their own party before that was it is actually a drafted into the picture from assad's point of view right now what does that vista look like and i think that the assad forces have already made some important advances over the past couple of weeks but they're still actually looking to control 2 important towns on the m 5 and them for between damascus hama. and i think the whole fighting right now in idlib is going around controlling these major roads between hamas and the ball and i think even this cease fire will not hold for long there will be a contin. or the fighting in the in the near future until the regime realizes its
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object of scorn trolling the main road between hama. and. while and thanks very much for joining us with your analysis thank you thank you very much several of hong kong's most prominent pro-democracy activists have been arrested 2 of them. have since been released on bail the wave of arrests comes after a mass rally planned for saturday was banned they were clark has this report from hong kong. joshua one and agnes child left police headquarters on their way to court the founders of the pro-democracy party. have been charged with inciting and taking part in an unlawful protest outside police headquarters in june the court appearance was brief both were released on bail we shall not surrender and i urge international communities who send a clear message to a presidency sending troops or using emergency ordinance is not the way out we will continue our fight opposition politician changing tie
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a member of the hong kong legislative council was also detained and on thursday the leader of the band independence group and a chair and was arrested before boarding a flight to japan he's been accused of rioting and assaulting a police officer in july police have now confirmed 7 arrests over the past 2 days critics call it a case of white terror by police intimidation and an attempt to silence protests the demonstrations began more than 3 months ago prompted by a controversial extradition bill but that quickly morphed into a wider discontent what is seen as china's growing influence in hong kong the fear it's all these iconic young leaders arrests together could send out to some chilling effect around the hong kong to scare the people from taking to the street to morrow we will. arrest the person that sued us we have to get a sufficient after just to prove his or her friends the allegation that we didn't
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highlight a rest is totally false a mass pro-democracy rally planned for saturday has been canceled after organizers filed to get the go ahead in the hong kong court of appeal a wednesday night chinese military were filmed driving through hong kong what was described as a routine rotation of soldiers from the mainland on friday state owned media warned if the situation in hong kong worsens chinese soldiers would have quote no reason to sit on their hands and it says the people's liberation army garrison in hong kong was not merely a symbol of chinese sovereignty over the city despite the arrests and the cancellation of saturday's rally some pro-democracy groups are urging protesters to go ahead and demonstrate over the weekend they described the police action as white terror and what residents to maintain pressure on the government to dump this bill the government has suspended the proposed extradition law but critics want it
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officially thrown out more than $900.00 people have been arrested since the protests began in june and these latest arrests are likely to discourage people from continuing to express their anger at the hong kong government. al-jazeera hong kong. the chinese government has refused to extend the visa of a journalist from us newspaper the wall street journal one month after it published a report about a cousin of president xi jinping the article was written by want to hana singapore international has been based in beijing since 2014 is accused she is cousin of being involved in high stakes gambling and money laundering china's foreign ministry dismissed the allegations in the report and said the government of course what it called certain for in charge of this evil intention to smear and attack china. and one year old girl who tested positive for a ball on uganda has died ugandan health officials say she traveled from gaza. take sea to democratic republic of congo there's been
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a growing number of confirmed cases of the ball in the region humanitarian organization world vision says women and children are the greatest risk of being infected. well it's been years since the latest outbreak in the democratic republic of congo began and it's the 10th time the region's been hit by a ball the virus has already killed more than 2 so i was in people it started in the eastern province of north kivu within weeks it had spread to at least one neighboring province by november the outbreak has been declared the worst in the country's history and the 2nd largest worldwide efforts to contain its spread have been hindered by multiple conflicts and violence against health workers dozens have been killed since january the world health organization confirmed the 1st cross border cases of a bowler in uganda earlier this year shortly afterwards the agency to clear the global emergency u.n. secretary general antonio good taher is due to visit the worst of it to the areas from saturday where marshall mcqueary is the ebola coordinator of the international
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