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the kremlin believes president assad house work to change the situation on the ground through some reforms and his efforts deserve some credit but the u.s. and its western european allies are pushing for action against president assad's regime which they've already sanctioned for more let's cross live to neighboring jordan now to talk to dr paul fix shamal professor at philadelphia university dr show many thoughts of being with us here on r.t. a desperate situation as we've been saying in syria reports of over two thousand now dead a result of the conflict but the solution to it all is hard to find is not moscow's urging action and directing both sides into talks the aim being to prevent a repeat of the libyan scenario but how likely do you think nato intervention is at this point. good evening. thank you for inviting me. i think the libyan tsunami is
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a very difficult to be repeated in syria for many reasons fears that the russians have learned their lesson from libya and they will not give. western powers any. united nations resolution to act in syria as the simple model for syria have in the last five six months changed a lot they defaced country in the arab regime arab countries that. emergency law and they substituted it with official law since the beginning of the uprising in syria. moreover these trees many other laws they presented new law for governments new low for parties a new law for media coverage in syria all that have been. done in the last
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four five months and also the opened up for negotiation and this force and dialogue with a position. in some of the changes that president assad regime has implemented in syria including a modification of the emergency law but what members of the opposition and the protesters are saying is that none of these reforms go anywhere near far enough i mean shooting down why the opposition is still boycotting talks with the government . yes well if there's not. enough. for the opposition is something. need to be negotiated if they have any. opposition or the. they don't agree on any of the points that. isn't the issue the government should negotiate because otherwise. deadlock is
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happening now. opposition continuing in their useless if ordered for putting the regime in syria because the regime is very strong there is good support for the regime in that within the syrian people there is at least this is the minimal number we can give seventy percent support to the government and fifty percent for the opposition and this is a very. light number for the. supporters of that as well although. really possible in syria you give us those figures there seventy percent supporting the government if the government is so strong and so set in its way is there really a possibility of finding a middle ground on the actions really feasible. yes i think sore because in fact i think that this is historic of course when it puts unity for the
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opposition and for the democracy of syria because the president and also the regime is convinced of change and because of that they even suggested the change of the constitution especially article of the constitution which states that the party is the dominant party in syria they are willing to give up this they are willing to give all of their power their. their power to hold to power in syria in favor of democratization of syria all that is happening and yet the west and opposition don't want to sit on the negotiating table why because they don't want a democrat position of syria they don't want the benefit of the the benefits to go to the syrian people they want only some kind of chaos they call this. inventive chaos or. you talk about their willingness on the post all of
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government to enforce democracy taishan across the country and they say to talk but we we've been speaking now with think is a very fifty thousand people having died in the conflicts a far surely we're talking about a lack of chance terror on the part of the protesters they don't really believe that democracy station is on the table. yeah well there is a lack of trust by both sides not one side to other. remember there's two thousand people. so they say but these two thousand and maybe they are insurgents or some of them are insurgents but remember there is also one thousand soldiers killed in syria so these one thousand soldiers impossible that they are being killed by by peaceful demonstration definitely of them demonstrations in syria was not peaceful in any sense because otherwise how could it possible that one thousand army men and
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policemen have been killed during this five month so yes there is mistrust from both sides both sides don't trust each other but. we have the current situation and we should sit on the table and negotiate because there is no other solution the solution is any other scene are you or rather than. discussion and dialogue is a black one and is very very. dangerous and ok because that area is. you know there is a lot of. there is a lot of points that are not in the area but you know the lebanese question. also there is the border with. complementing other things it indeed tofik shame on professor philadelphia university many times in speaking to
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us on this complicated situation in syria from jordan many thanks. ok well while syria's struggle drives on let's see how it's impacting on the people on the stricken country and that includes because that one has been used at the shallow end of the sanctions. the dealer is a master barber those small his shop was floor sing until it all ended in the snip . of many customers that would compromise forest twenty kilometers away from damascus but now the flow has come down along first came the unrest then the crackdown then the west's quickly stepped in with sanctions to survive is to put the economic pressure on the cheap the political. the budge and to help the people of syria to achieve the legitimate aspirations at first all major credit card transactions were stopped earlier this month but that mainly affected foreign tourists because syria runs its own payment system and those with syrian accounts
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didn't feel the pinch however the e.u. in the us are tightening their grip by imposing oil embargo on damascus so will that have any probable effect on the people here. or sanctions will have a negative effect on syrian economy it's a diversified economy with a stable death which gives it a certain immunity against these sanctions. and this is not just government gloss in the face of imposed adversity syrian opposition figures are also unconvinced but for a different reason. to syrian government have chosen their path and no matter what measures are taken against them continue down that road. so anxious are sold is a precise weapon to hit there is even where it hurts but syrian evillest say there are too blunt a tool and it's the people who will suffer the most when you are talking about. what we call it it would be my life as
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a serious citizen. but while the power dealers of the west in syria trade insults and blows for syrian workers like nigeria the daily battle is to keep his modest livelihood together while hoping for the best even goes r t damascus syria. all over libya the old regime may have been toppled but the fighting showing no sign of letting up of the rebels say they've done nothing talking save them see for the latest front line of the hunt for colonel gadhafi as his loyalists remain determined to be and. now israel allows security forces to shoot at palestinian protesters who are preparing some margins of port of their bid for statehood at the u.n. later this month televisa claims it's trying to prevent bloodshed by arming settlers in the west bank for self-defense paullus leaders across developments there. because there is talk of a intifada that some will say will be as bloody and as violent as the first two
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seculars of whom there are some four hundred thousand living in the land that has some two and a half million palestinians in the west bank all bracing themselves for violence as is the israeli army and the israeli police now for several months the israeli army has been preparing in an operation it calls operation some is seeds and it's now in the final stages of putting the finishing touches in place to this end we're being told that they have tasted a line around every settlement in the west bank and what this means is that palestinians who approach beyond that red line will be shot at by soldiers who will have permission to do this so now there also has to be intensive training in terms of security groups within these statements they have been participating in drills that the army's been undergoing say seen provided with stun grenades with water cannons as well as with tear gas canisters also being told that some twenty million dollars has been spent on training the police alone that twenty eight thousand
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police officers have been mobilized around the country one of the focal point that they'll be watching is jerusalem which is where many fear most of the violence could erupt on saturday we saw the largest protests in this country's history way some four hundred thousand demonstrators took to the streets of ten cities here in tel aviv was one of the focal points a number of speakers a number of artists address the crowd they spoke about making history they said really that this was a turning point in the history of this country what protesters have been demanding for the better part of two months is the social issue justice really what they saying is that the netanyahu government needs to be focused on issues of security and focus on internal problems problems such as the high cost of living in this country and this is a criticism netanyahu is facing a criticism that he is spending too much time on issues on the internet. an agenda rather than addressing real domestic concerns here at home just this past weekend
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expelled the israeli ambassador and for all military cooperation between both countries the relationship between israel and egypt is at an all time low after israeli fire mistakenly killed a number of egyptian border guards so with that kind of regional isolation and certainly in the context that it's just several weeks before palestinians will be appealing to the un recognizing the unilateral declaration of statehood there is a lot of concern that what is happening on the international stage is really becoming an excuse for the netanyahu government not to address real concerns that people have been talking to protesters they accuse netanyahu of being have to have been unresponsible and have been out of touch with what people in israel are concerned about ukraine says it's now willing to negotiate a gas prices with the kremlin said it would rigorously defend the already agreed deal in international courts foreign minister sergey lavrov met his ukrainian counterpart energy costs to kiev pushed for
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a new discount because of struggles in paying the current contracts that's cos i don't hear evidence he's let's hear the chef he's there for us and there's the exchange been putting pressure on moscow for the policy weeks now does it still that it's now pushed things to follow a maybe. over the past seventy two hours it clearly seemed that the temperature in this new gas crisis has reached critical level especially with somewhat sensational and very loud statements made by president. who said that in the first place russia humiliated ukraine in the course of the negotiations and that. russia cornered ukraine in these negotiations. loud a statement was that he planned to sue russia in a national court to have the two thousand and nine gas contract now there also was a very stern reply coming from the kremlin the presidential press office said that
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should ukraine decide to take this case into international court in stockholm then russia would be ready to stand its ground and that of the law the international law russia side believing that russia would achieve victory should this occur now the situation has changed dramatically over the past twenty four hours with the ukrainian prime minister of saying that until the new price is agreed until the new contract is signed the ukraine will be sticking to the current contract and will be fulfilling all of legations. up to four hundred u.s. dollars for one thousand cubic meters of russian gas which is the market price and this is the price which ukraine has been pretty much on the happy with also we've had the meeting of the country's foreign minister today in moscow with the two basically reaffirm reconfirming. particular saying that this issue will be resolved in full accordance with the international law and with the international obligations which regards the interstate gas deals.
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they've been affected by supply disruption in the palm. indeed everyone still remembers the winter of two thousand and eight two thousand and nine when russia and ukraine could not agree. on the gas price and that's why russia suspended its supplies of gas to ukraine but ukraine blocked the transit of russian gas into the european continent which left most of europe without the supplies of russian gas and the consequences were quite dramatic in the in that case but this time the situation is pretty much different mainly because russia is not as strongly dependent on the ukrainian gas transportation system as it was back in two thousand and nine now we know according to russia's prime minister vladimir putin the north stream pipeline will be launched pretty much soon in fact its test run will be started to morrow on tuesday and winter stand in the months in a month's time the european consumers germany in particular will be receiving the
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gas through the north stream pipeline this that is something which was not existing in two thousand and nine also understand that the south stream pipeline is also going to going to be completed in the nearest future so this means that the european consumers have nothing to worry about according to all the officials in moscow in gas from in the russian energy ministry and in the kremlin and we will not see another gas war which would affect the european continent this time around . reporting for us there from care what is here for. the business desk about how the markets and energy in to react to this news you know what all around let's say. many analysts say that still there are a lot of thorny issues to be solved though we have. seen some positive signs for example of his plans to restructure close down. he says it will be current cow's
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tail between russia's gas problem and. says that it wants to really go price for gas and gas from says it will lower gas prices here for greece to march its stage not to gas with russia given access to transit systems we'll have more analysis in business in about twenty. minutes. ok you're looking forward to hearing more from you when you come and join me in a studio in just a few moments thanks. now the head of nato says the alliances the military intervention in libya will not end with the capture of colonel gadhafi on the front line rebel forces are we're using for the green light to crash one of the last remaining pockets of resistance by gadhafi supporters rebel negotiators say ceasefire talks in the town of bani walid have broken down but the country's interim government is certain there's still hope for a peaceful solution the national transitional council says two of the colonel sons who are blocking the surrender of bani walid have now left the area and unclear
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a number of gadhafi loyalists are holed up in the town one hundred fifty kilometers from tripoli they've been given until saturday to lay down arms more loyalists are making a stand the gaff is hometown of sirte and several other areas but is r.t. israel for national reporting the battle for bani walid that could prove decisive. they've been preparing for this operation for quite a long time with nature helping them clean path towards. facilities in the area by the way lead has always been known as the gadhafi stronghold and people from this area since the beginning of this conflict here in libya been fighting against rebels all across the country and have been dying for gadhafi in all the time been supporting gadhafi who has provided them with a very good emission and the best weaponry so that's clear that it will not be easy for the rebels to take control over these areas while they need it actually could
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daffy host variables have been known and well. not surprisingly remains the country's number one priority is thought to be right now with his sons in this area and this is one of the. one more reason to take control of this area as soon as possible the national transitional council has repeatedly been claiming recently that tripoli is not secure and is not safe and that they're working hard to try to restore the country on the territory now controlled technically by the national transitional council but with we see on the ground actually makes. you no doubt that they are successful so far apart from the humanitarian challenges the state of the country extreme currently facing such as severe shortages shortages of water
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food medicine and fuel politically situation this very unstable the city is full of armed people with unclear gender many of them very young with little knowledge of how to use weapons and it's quite unclear who is controlling them. scuffles have broken out between protesters and police outside a courthouse in cairo where the trial of former president hosni mubarak is receiving hundreds of demonstrators including relatives of people killed during the fire pre-op rising attempted to break through the main gates and gain access to the court for senior police officers are due to testify against mubarak at monday's hearing which will be behind closed doors the eighty three year old child corruption and the killing of eight hundred fifty protesters during egypt's revolution that claim protests have been continuing elsewhere in egypt millions of people still are happy at the slow pace of reforms of the interim. now some of
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the main news stories are right now in the yemeni who played for to be bombed a mosque in the south that was thought to be occupied by islamic militants killing at least thirty it follows the killing of seventeen extremists in yemeni air strikes in the region the insurgents were linked to al qaida and took over the city of zawiya april and with the ongoing anti-government demonstrations and political crisis in the country. the march delayed the trial of former french president jacques resuming with judges deciding whether the frail seventy eight year old is well enough to face court he's charged with the wall of the mayor of paris and paying party members phenolic system jobs the long serving its leader is the first friend president to go on trial since all you cases ten years jail if convicted. the sands bandits that main opposition party the former rebel movement which is now
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the ruling party in the newly independent south sudan police arrested members and seize property claiming in the s.p.l. and party is illegal decades of civil war saw the country split into into a lie but tensions remain in disputed territory where militias continue deadly skirmishes for sudanese troops. who's in japan are searching for those still missing after a powerful typhoon that left at least thirty four people dead the storm caused massive floods and landslides as well as leveling roads and homes thousands of people are still stranded with many remote villages that have been. installed to be japan's worst storms in the two thousand and four when almost a hundred people were killed. thank you all more news of course that r.t. dot com where we've also lined up somalia popping entertainment for you peak hours in the surreal with our colorful gallery of monster mindbender salvador dali
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exhibition it's currently wowing the russian capital. and how's this for a fantastic facade this is moscow's iconic state university building which was the focus of the capital's eight hundred sixty fourth birthday but we've got the spectacular show in full at r.t. dot com. do stay with us i'll be back shortly with an update of our headlines but before that the nation's business deals with. hello and a very warm welcome to a business update prussia is easing in the gas dispute between russia and ukraine kiev says it will not the current agreement but still wants to renegotiate prices moscow has said down its terms it wants to see great agree to work to the state long enough to go us both russia's gas from this would effectively mean mosco will gain access to the gas transit network ukraine's president says the country will not allow this however experts say it's hobson's choice for care. they will
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be greed to create a joint venture or lose the transit business if they want cheap gas they will have to give over the pipeline if they don't bomb believes they will have to pay market prices for gas it will be around three hundred eighty dollars per thousand cubic meters starting from october and the thing is that industry in ukraine is much more power hungry than you rule so ukrainian goods will inevitably be more expensive. let's have a look at the markets now oil is losing ground as investors speculate signs that the u.s. and chinese economy is a weakening indicate if you want to market will fall to the world's largest herd consuming nations brand plant is trading at just under one hundred and eleven dollars per barrel while light sweet is close to eighty five dollars per barrel soaring words coupled with the butt jobs data from the view as stating european financial slow with the markets dropping significantly as a result federal housing finance agency alleges that major you asked in european
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banks misrepresented the quality of widgets they sold sure in the housing bubble as a result world bank of scotland and deutsche had mentioned more suited down ten and eight percent respectively and a similar picture here in russia to see or brett here they are testing my six extending losses the r.t.s. is down two and a half percent and the my six is a bit behind with one and help percent of losses. good weather and. the end of the crane export ban won't help russia sending this year's crop of brought experts estimate the total export sensual this year's harvest at thirteen million tons but their storage is say they'll be alive to export twenty five million tons that it's all to do with the in the billeted to get the grain from the farms to the ports which as well just in this together we achieved more than three million tons of green exporting or wished we hope it's going to stealing ninety but if we see the railway system is not able to transfer more to the ports where the dogs can handle shipments of up to five million tons
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a month the real way system barely managed to transfer the august volumes so that wraps up the business bulletin for this hour join less than one hour's time for another business update and to get more from our website our to our consulates business. i.
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red cross to make. the country meanwhile. to avoid a repeat of libya. that. has rattled drivers that special palestinian protesters base. the port. to independence tel aviv's away to. the west bank. to prove that. taking the bus to court to. stand its ground. kids and continuing to insist on production mistake all refusing to make any concessions. for decades america and europe the pact and the global economy but know that positions of floundering trucking much of the wealth around with them but not everywhere now his from india.


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