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that's one of the biggest stains on the country as a whole. this is not religion this is the politics. an unholy alliance on al-jazeera. and. millions of lives in the balance in syria as u.n. resolutions trying to extend across border age failed to win support. hello and welcome i'm peter dhabi you're watching al-jazeera live from our headquarters here in doha also coming up. refusing to back down protesters trying to storm serbia's parliament as anger grows over the government's handling of the coronavirus crisis.
chaos in mali people demanding the president steps down for failing to rein in armed groups and revive the economy. there so. press the hard you're sophia for turkish court rules in favor of turning the popular heritage site into a mosque from a museum. top story to u.n. security council votes to extend humanitarian aid to syria have failed to pass the 1st was vetoed by russia and china and the 2nd by china the remaining 13 council member states voted in favor aid agencies have warned the decision could lead to diet consequences for millions of displaced syrians the u.n. has said that many people in the countries northwest highly depend on it describing it as a lifeline joining us live this hour diplomatic editor james bays there at the u.n.
in new york hi there james what are they trying to achieve here and what can they achieve. well i think there are different names or different members of the security council book clearly in just a matter of hours all the existing authorizations to bring aid from turkey into syria are going to run out and they can't agree on exactly the details of how it's going to work going forward as you say we've had 2 votes on friday here at the u.n. remarkably in the last 4 days in total we've had 5 votes on this and on 2 of those occasions 2 permanent members of the security council have both used their veto power it's a real mess it's real deadlock it's particularly i think there are a number of sticking points but the main one is on the number of border crossings that they can use to bring the aid in and i'm hearing now that germany and belgium
are coming up with another compromise proposal and that seems to be one that would i think mainly. be a be following the example of russia and one main border crossing would continue and the other one would be allowed to wind down over 3 months and you might say that that means that russia and china one russia and china are also wanted language in a resolution about sanctions and the fact that they have on syria's economy at this stage and that would not be in a belgian german resolution i have to say i think it's now looking likely because of the time of day and because something new is emerging that we're not even going to get a vote on friday may well move into saturday by which time of course the existing permissions to bring aid in will stop it means no aid will come into syria i think
almost certainly on on saturday as a result of this can they come up with a compromise a means continue continue again after saturday it still remains a big question james thanks very much. ok let's take a closer look at the numbers relying on those crossings the u.n. and humanitarian groups say 2800000 people in syria's rebel held north west depend on those 2 passages for aid russia has insisted that only one is necessary the power crossings saying it accounts for 85 percent of a deliveries but the u.s. says 1300000 people living north of aleppo depend on the other crossing bubble salaam so is senior at the curb for the middle east refugees international she joins us from washington. is it possible for one crossing here to work more effectively than 2 crossings. yes thank you thank you for having me. so it seems likely right now that the pen holders are
going to submit a new draft with on the bubble a lot and so if the seller is creoles basically there's a risk that we see something similar to what happened back in january when russia asked to close at the time crossing into north east syria and based on the experience you're not of the cross climb what we call the cross line aid which is aid coming from damascus to north east. the experience hasn't been very effective and damascus didn't give them 3 later spots to its promise to a city that aids into a mode now with the crossing of the center. definitely as you mentioned $1300000.00 people are going to be effected there's still the option of going you
know there's the terror the border with turkey but any aid that will come into northern ireland will well have to be it will bilateral means so there's no the umbrella of the you and the more is there a strategic issue here with only having one crossing if you only have one crossing of course it becomes a pinch point if it's a pinch point does it then become an easy target. in fact what we've been seeing for the probably past 2 years now that the russians basically strategy has been to slowly kill that is an option if we can say so all they believe that you know all the war in syria has end there they want to prevent the syrian regime and they want for any cross border aid to stop so they started by closing you know by shortening the cerm of the of the resume lucian and then
closing one crossing after the other i definitely see it as a as you said the pinch point to basically end the resolution in 6 months because probably that is a motion would only be new for 6 months we're going to face the same dilemma and we're going to again face the same you know challenges of whether babel how our will still be or not so we still have in theory i guess 2 potential scenarios here on the table but is there a risk that if it goes to one crossing not to that might yet because you know talking about the ebb and flow of the conflict in syria that might yet in effect be i guess a death sentence for hundreds perhaps thousands of more people. yes yes for sure i do you know want to bring a little bit of nuance so before 2014. there is allusion that
exist and basically what we have is. a cross border aides coming through bilateral relations so it was the understand 3 working through mostly i and ols and syrian n.g.o.s. this is one you might be still possible to be with that main difference that their situations and the conditions and the needs and the displacements to be is much much higher than it when it was in 2014. i wouldn't go as far as saying it suggests sentence but it's definitely going to really bring more hardship a push more people into poverty and make the life of people who already suffer suffer tremendously even harder ok we'll leave it there are fresh thank you so much for joining us from washington thank you thank you thousands of people have been
protesting for a 4th day in the serbian capital belgrade over the government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic. demonstrators threw firecrackers at police who responded with tear gas the testers defied a ban on gatherings of more than 10 people to call in the president alexander which is to resign from his began on tuesday after attempts to reimpose lock down restrictions on friday service was highest daily death toll tally literatures in belgrade she describes how the protests on friday night descended into violence. everything started when a group of protesters tore down the security fence in front of the national assembly building and they were provoking police officers they were throwing stones on the police but police officers kept calm and they didn't respond until
a couple of minutes ago and now the situation is quite similar with what we've seen a couple of days ago 2 days ago police officers responded with tear gas and there is happening now and the protesters are are persistent they are still in front of the national assembly building so police is not still fighting the main entrance and but they are spread now all over the city center and i have to say that from today in belgrade every gathering of more than 10 people is forbidden and there is a new measure against the coronavirus joining us live and to me she's a human rights lawyer and the executive director of open society foundation serbia
he joins us from the capital belgrade millon and to me your bitch welcome to the program how much of an issue is this how much of a political problem is it for mr to church. to be honest we have to see different layers of the protests that are happening now in belgrade one in a larger portion is related to the measures that are introduced suddenly reintroduced and the some uncertainty that part of serbia society's feeling but the violent scenes that u.s. soil and that your reporter brought across it are linked to who quite a lot of small groups of holy guns who are deployed on the streets we also are posing the question whether security forces can control. can they be a bit more preventive so that we do not see the violent scenes on the on belgrade and whether these behind those those groups there are also
a statement. that some of the security services are. foreign security services are behind those violent parts of the protests but i believe that the serbian public and the larger should know more on that what are. the reasoning for such a. such an a conclusion that we have so we had yesterday the 1st the 3rd day i'll have the protests where we didn't see any violence on the streets so there is a possibility with the larger control of the protesters who clear out to those 2 messages so that we do an aunt to witness your gas that we cannot witness ok mass arrests arrests and also excessive use of course the 1st and the
2nd. that police are deployed we are asking also for the prosecutor prosecution to respond and to be more active than it is now ok. some of those protesters the demonstrators telling us here on al-jazeera that they're so angry and what we're seeing is their anger because they feel they are being blamed by everyone from the political orbit in your country for everything that's gone wrong is that a fair interpretation of the accusations and the claims that are being leveled at them. there are large segments of them serve in society that do not have their messages transferred to political life i would remind you that in the recent elections we had a little bit less than 50 percent of serbian population voting so there is a large portion of the citizen that do not see their options in the groups that were participating in these elections also it is bringing quite
a lot of uncertainty different messages coming from and from the government coming from different sources and we also are questioning the number fishel numbers all of the people in both effected there and free access to information is something that we have to see on a daily basis in order to regain the trust into the into the situation so there are a lot of layers as i said at the beginning but. also security forces should be able to control we not it's 1 o'clock in the morning and just i think 15 minutes ago we have a final step so the protests on the streets of belgrade. the rest of the groups of hooligans who are staying on the streets we are talking about hundreds of them who are. citing the violence and provoking police and getting the
response from the from the police others a majority of the protesters not want to participate in that final stage and messages are also very very interesting some of them are related to. institutionalise to certainty and covet and everything i mentioned but there is a lot of messages that are reminding us on the negotiations between great and not so a lot of the friend groups are putting their their agenda on would be ok we have to leave it there and to me a bitch thank you very much thank you very much yourself for your time. still to come here on the program for you the pandemic worsens across latin america we'll take a live update with the very latest information plus. the top infectious disease expert in the united states says he hasn't briefed president trump in 2 months.
hello there very unsettled northern sections of the united states through eastern canada as well and we're watching this this is tropical storm fay it is expected to make landfall the early hours of saturday and quite quickly then move inland as you can see of the northeast and also up into eastern as a candidate lashing merge together this fund which is sliding through very heavy amounts of rain expected and it will also bring the temperatures down which is a good thing but sunny a very unsettled picture out across the southwest remains warm and dry in fact the temperatures here sunny through saturday and sunday phoenix 47 that's about 7 degrees above the average and likewise across into los angeles as well how much is that about 6 degrees above average now that storm system fake will work its way up through eastern canada taking the heavy rain with it but again it'll cool things down in the wake of that but it's a very unsettled picture through much of the east as you can see some heavy spells
of rain and even the charles of some severe thunderstorms then down into central america in the caribbean plenty of thunderstorms in the last very well scott says you'll see here this massive cloud tropical storm christina pushing away from mexico this is what it left behind some severe thunderstorms and this is not snow of course it's actually hail that gathered in the streets there's no rain as we go through southie on the south coast of mexico widespread showers and thunderstorms through florida and also across in to cuba. frank assessments tourism income stream is dead in the water what's been the result seen poaching go up quite significantly informed opinions there has been a very aggressive political rhetoric that has become very normal in israeli society in-depth analysis of the day's global headlines it's time for new policy kids say the country not only seem to grady but he's great to meet the really deep all
continues inside story on al-jazeera. recapping our top stories here on al-jazeera so far this half hour 2 u.n. security council votes to extend humanitarian aid to syria have failed us aid agencies say the decision could lead to die consequences for millions of people. also this are thousands of people who protested for a 4th day in the serbian couple belgrade over the government's handling of the coronavirus condom and. opposition supporters in mali have attacked the prime minister's office as calls for the president's resignation intensify a rally turned into chaos after protesters tried to occupy the national assembly
and state t.v. buildings is nicholas hawk. protesters attempting to burn down mollies national assembly saying the parliament no longer represents the people overwhelmed police fired tear gas outside the prime minister's office demonstrators have set up roadblocks in the capital bamako the country is on edge. we have. and we are here and then he's there right now today is the last day of presidency president ran back out of and we are calling everybody to come out to some part this popular idea. in an address to the nation president called for dialogue saying he would form a national unity government appoint new judges to the constitutional court and organize a new vote in constituencies where there were allegations of fraud in favor of the ruling party during last april's parliamentary elections for protest organizer
mahmoud eco this is not enough. i am not an opponent or opposed to. i am opposed to the system and the way of ruling that isn't working in the center and north of the country millions are displaced after fleeing attacks from armed groups and into communal violence mali and security forces have so far failed to bring peace despite the support of 14000 un and european troops the protesters want to strip president of his power calling for a transitional government but for kate his supporters this is unacceptable. we have to sit and negotiate we each bring the monson we come from you can't just demand the resignation of the sitting president. the protesters are calling for a nationwide civil disobedience movement demonstrators have occupied government buildings and control entry and exits of the capital bamako it seems the president is unable to contain a movement that is gaining momentum nicholas hawk al-jazeera. another lesson
american politician has been quarantined compounding the crisis with coronavirus across the region but as well as oil minister tarik al assad me confirmed his infection just days after a televised meeting with president nicolas maduro and the head of the national constituent assembly is also in isolation the outbreak is worsening across the region and the u.n. is warning of unprecedented economic damage to mexico city and our correspondent there many welcome back to the program so the numbers there unpack them for us it seems to be getting worse not just by the week but by the day as well certainly so and latin america is bearing some of the worst of the burden globally that the region this week surpassed 3000000 confirmed cases we're seeing some of the worst infection numbers coming out of brazil peru as well as surprisingly chile
given that it was expected to be an outlier at the beginning of this pandemic it's been an especially difficult week for brazil as it's very close to approaching 70000 confirmed deaths in the country and of course more regional leaders falling ill with coronavirus take a look. over with few exceptions the coronavirus pandemic in latin america is worsening deaths in the region and now account for nearly half of daily coronavirus deaths worldwide and append them it is not scaring regional leaders. on thursday libya's interim president janine and yes announced that she along with 3 cabinet members had tested positive for the virus. well yet that in body and then i will remain in korean team for 14 days until a take a new test to see how i'm doing i'm feeling fine strong i will continue i can remotely nice elation. she's not the 1st in the region to become infected last month hunder and president juan orlando it mandy's told reporters that he and his
wife had tested positive. a recent spike in coronavirus cases in honduras has caused concern over the possibility of the central american nation becoming the next kobe 1000 at the center. on monday brazil's president jade will soon out o. became the 2nd regional leader to contract the virus brazil remains latin america's worst hit nation also narrow however insist on reopening the economy maintaining that a spiraling economic crisis is worse than the pandemic itself. on thursday the leader of venezuela's socialist party said that he too had become infected venezuelan president nicolas maduro was quick to confirm the announcement will be carried home by nearly an hour you has just sent the message on his green accounting forming that they're taking the piss the molecular at this for $1000.00. positive. from my family official corona virus cases in venezuela stand at just over 8300 but
the opposition has questioned the accuracy of the data accusing the government of a lack of transparency and al-jazeera. the u.s. government's most senior infectious diseases expert says the development of any vaccine must be for the benefit of all countries calling it a quote responsibility to the planet dr and so he felt she also revealed he's not been briefing president donald trump for more than 2 months and he last saw him at the white house more than one month ago the u.s. has another record day about breaks on thursday it's 6 in the last 10 days. alan fisher has more. than what the president has described as a war these are the new front lines this is lexington medical center in columbia south carolina a state which pushed reopening is no seeing a surge in cases if you care so. in one county in texas they've asked the federal government to send them a 2nd trailer to help store the bodies and enough supplies to carry out autopsies
these are the hard parts of my job having to do these types of things but it's also the reality of this virus that preparedness even means being slide and and more trailers in florida another new hot spot lines for testing are getting longer the state has almost a quarter of a 1000000 confirmed cases all this as the strain between the president and one of his top advisers is beginning to show in a telephone interview the president said dr anthony folks he was a nice man but had made mistakes dr fay to field he hadn't passionately briefed president trump in more than 2 months and disputed the assertion made by the president at the white house on the 4th of july that most cases were harmless but now we have tested almost 40000000 people. by so doing we showcase his. 99 percent of which are totally
harmless if we're going to get a vaccine in an online conference on the virus dr foti told the gathered experts say the u.s. had not got it under control it seems that whatever we did in different parts of the world there were responses that were sometimes favorable in that countries got it under control but as you can see from this slide here my own country the united states as i'm sure will be able to discuss a little bit more is in the middle right now even as we speak in a very serious problem donald trump says he expects a vaccine before the end of the year that according to experts is unlikely dr fay chooses any vaccine must be used for the benefit of everyone around the world and not just the country that makes the breakthrough alan fischer al-jazeera hundreds of people in israel have protested calling on the prime minister benjamin netanyahu to step down. he's on trial facing
corruption charges the attorney general has banned him from appointing any top legal or law enforcement officials after petition to limit the prime minister's powers once that case is ongoing mr netanyahu denies any wrongdoing he is also under criticism for his handling of the pandemic and employment has gone up shot up by 25 percent. turkey's president says the 1st prayers will be held inside istanbul. on july the 24th after he signed a decree formally restoring the landmark status as a mosque earlier on friday a court ruled the monuments conversion from a mosque to a museum in 1934 was illegal unesco had already cautioned against changing the status of this world heritage site and greece says it's quote open provocation to the civilized world president. has been a supporter of the move. everyone to respect the decision taken by all
countries legal and executive branches regarding. of course we all appreciate whatever international opinion is expressed on this subject however it is turkey sovereign right to decide for which purpose will be used. in istanbul with more on what mr erdogan was saying. on july 24 i. will open its doors for the 1st worship 1st prayer for the most of them in turkey he also announced. that. it is going to be open for everyone and. for entrance the ticket is lifted so that whoever wants to visit. they are free they will be free to go inside visit or if they want to worship they can do their prayers like it is. in the same area just. a
couple of days ago presidential spokesperson a prime cullen actually said it is the same with the notre dame cathedral in paris al-jazeera is correspondent john psaropoulos now with the latest on the greek government reaction in athens. the official reaction so far has come from the greek culture minister. who is calling it a bare faced challenge to the entire civilized world which recognizes the unique value and universal nature of the monument and she went further she said that it's clear from this decision by the turkish course that turkish justice is not independent but follows the whims of president over one and she said the nationalism displayed by present to one is a poor councillor and takes his country 6 centuries back obviously this is being seen in greece as a very political move not only does it muddy the waters of the already difficult
greek turkish relationship complicated by disagreements over the aegean and over maritime jurisdictions in the eastern mediterranean but it also now introduces a historical element sudan's passed a law which now makes female genital mutilation a crime the united nations says nearly 9 out of every 10 girls in the country fall victim to afghan people who perform the operation or face up to 3 years in prison and a fine sudan's justice ministry says the practice undermines the dignity of women. recapping our top stories here on al-jazeera to u.n. security council votes to extend humanitarian aid to syria have failed to pass aid agencies say the decision could lead to diet consequences for millions of people diplomatic editor james bays has more now from new york. we've had 2 votes
on friday here at the u.n. remarkably in the last 4 days in total we've had 5 votes on this and on 2 of those occasions 2 permanent members of the security council have both used their veto power it's a real mess it's real deadlock it's particularly i think there are a number of sticking points but the main one is on the number of border crossings that they can use to bring the aid in thousands of people have protested for a 4th day in the serbian capital belgrade over the government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic and what they say is the president's increasingly authoritarian rule. demonstrators threw firecrackers and police responded with tear gas protesters defied a ban on gatherings of more than 10 people rallies began on tuesday after a tense to reimpose lockdown restrictions on friday serbia source highest daily death toll in the money and capital protesters of storm the national assembly and
state t.v. sent according for the president. to resign opposition figures reject major reforms recently introduced by the president another latin american politician has been quarantined compounding the coronavirus crisis across the region venezuela's oil minister tatic me is the latest of dozens to confirm that they've contracted co with 19 the turkish president says the 1st prayers will be held inside istanbul's hardier severe on july the 24th after he signed a decree formally restoring the landmark status as a mosque earlier on friday a court ruled the monuments conversion from a mosque to a museum in 1934 was illegal. those are your top stories the news continues after witness more news in 30 minutes i will see you then about a scandal that's rocked the nation to its core and exposed hundreds of court officials. in bride just to show you the most dangerous cool movie t one s.
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