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around forty people are dead and over one hundred injured in the latest series of bomb attacks targeting syria's commercial. syria's worsening violence caesar russia's security service warned that more countries in the region could succumb to terrorist control plus. bahrain is paying c.n.n. to create content that shows bahrain in a favorable light as a former c.n.n. journalist claims grain is falling all over to the regimes crackdown high speed police clashes the funeral of a young jail time to stop. thank
you for joining r.t. where we bring you the latest news on screen and online on karen tara well a series of powerful blast have ripped through syria's largest city aleppo has lately witnessed the main fighting between government forces and the rebels around forty people are reportedly dead and over one hundred injured and what are thought to have been suicide car blast targeting the military is middle east correspondent paul slayer has the details syrian state television is reporting that this is the work of terrorists and that dozens of people have been killed many of them belonging to the syrian regime and now it comes amid intensifying frontin between government forces and rebel fighters in the city we are understanding that the explosions were a few minutes apart they happened near the city's large square is at least one massive crater has remained in the ground and that the facade of civil tool
buildings nearby were completely ripped apart according to eyewitnesses there the explosions were one of the immediate heat by intensified gun battles and clashes we are also hearing that by all. accounts it seems as if the explosions were caused by call bombs now this is not getting verified but it does suggest that this is the work of suicide bombers there is an abused newspaper that is reporting that the syrian president bashar assad is in the city of aleppo where he is visiting and see firsthand what the battles there have been bringing about and that he's also ordered at least some thirty thousand troops to be deployed it is unusual it certainly is rare that they have been suicide bombings in the city of aleppo there was a bombing back in february in which twenty eight people were killed but mostly you know all the suicide bomb bombings have been concentrated in the capital city of damascus and over the past few days and so the over the past few weeks there has
been an intensified number of car bombs exploding where now the rebels have come forward and tamed responsibility for those car bombings so far no one has temper sponsibility for this particular attack but it certainly does have all the fingerprints of the rebel car bombing suicide attacks there was a call last week by rebel fighters in which they say that they would intensify the fighting in the mid they said that they were going to end the battle there it comes amid reports that we're receiving that qatar has saved nearly two hundred million dollars to the free syrian army so certainly the scene seems to have been said for fighting to intensify certainly in the near future and looking now in the city of aleppo. let's discuss the latest spike in terror attacks in syria with dr sriram trolling from the gentle school of international affairs. dr charlie i thank you for joining our team now car bombings have unfortunately become
a common occurrence in damascus but are now being deployed in all let go as well does this mean the rebels are getting an up or hand in the fight for the country's commercial hub. well you know terrorist tactics are usually the weapon of the weak so it's not necessarily the case that they're getting an upper hand but certainly what we're doing is that are causing massive destruction and what's happening is that the opposition forces are now resorting to more and more desperate tactics because they are conditionally weaker than the state but more of what interesting leon importantly. i think these terrorist tactics are going to alienate the opposition more and more from the civilian population and that is i think the ultimate consequence if people are disgusted i mean from what i read it's clear there are many parts of syria including a little. many of the northern regions we're seeing resistance by ordinary people who are the rebels who are mostly in these kinds of attacks and.
counterattacks by the state and no one would be crushed by woodside so really i think it's time for us to step back and it's more than solutions it was good there in september we heard a gathering of opposition groups who are leveraging on one side the masters that are from the west of us prison that examples of positive rule where it was just on the sideline. its proxies in the region as a puppet of the regime when the fact was the requirement for peaceful transition and who would have less of its own solutions doesn't only have i'm starting to up to but why now why such a spike now i mean are the rebels getting better equipped or outside help perhaps as that out as suspected to ending damascus blasts. you know i can do this differently and i don't want to so many of these attacks and as neal even though the iraqi government. the assad regime and is in favor of
a peaceful solution there are sunni islamists coming over from the iraqi side as well as i fear from the turkish side with the backing of qatar and saudi arabia and iran and some of the more. cruel one hundred in the region who in turn have the west's blessing i was just speaking to a western degree mark and very interesting and world war went wrong and why how we could have prevented all these grandchildren and to the loss of lives and he said you know if you had restrained you were allies in the region to act more responsibly we would not have come to this. you know dead end where there are attacks indiscriminately and mostly killing civilians as well as of course. regime forces actually now these attacks are certainly getting deadlier what point will the body count get high enough for rubble friendly countries to reassess their stance on soley blaming the regime for all the violence. i think the proxy elements
of the west in the region as well as the sunni monarchies seem confident that they can topple the regime and as long as there is not enough contravening force. terrorists they will keep trying each my inch because the rebels are claiming that they will go they're going to establish the no no no go zone in the north and the humanitarian corridor connecting it to turkey and all that and i think they are confident that they can build what are you don't really see this stalemate breaking up anytime soon because the regime is also pretty well and preach so unfortunately what this means is that this is going to be like a lot of wills and our tradition we can do so one thing that we can win the war while the nonviolent alternatives are unfortunately being sidelined or iran telly i'm so sorry to interrupt you but we are running out of time world affairs analyst and professor at the school of international affairs in india thank you. the more middle east countries could fall into the hands of terrorists who are now active in syria those fears have been voiced by the head of russia's security service the
f.s.b. along with other possible shock waves that might emanate from the conflict here's our. faired of russia's federal security service alexander bought it called was talking about his concerns not just about sectarian violence in the middle east not about the humanitarian crisis there but about his fear of the risk of the rise of islamic terror groups specifically al qaeda in the region there are specific fears about what al qaeda and terrorist groups may be trying to do in the region a that they may be trying to game higher positions within the new government structures there and b. that they may find it easier to try and get their hands on weapons of mass destruction which would create a very dangerous situation indeed specific to russia he talked about the reported sightings of north caucasus terrorists operating in the region and gaining valuable
experience there and he talked about a new strategy that of a thousand stabs being employed lots of little attacks and mr bought a cop says that the e.u. wildfires that have caused such problems recently may have been started by terrorists citing the websites encouraging terrorists to try and cause as much damage as possible by doing things like lighting fires which require very little imports those are the messages from the f.s.b. heads about the danger of the growth of terrorism in the rest of the middle east. amid the arm rest elsewhere in the middle east a former journalist for c.n.n. claims bahrain is paying the network to get the coverage it needs amber lyon says her documentary depicting atrocities in the gulf can numb what which one prestigious awards were censored by the channel and never shown on c.n.n. international amber explained what happened. brain is paying c.n.n.
to create content that shows bahrain in a favorable light even though c.n.n. says this content you know is editorially independent it doesn't see the effect that what we've seen that with this documentary not airing and also with the constant struggle i had at c.n.n. to get coverage accurate bahrain coverage of the human rights abuses on air while i was there what c.n.n. is doing is they're essentially creating what. people have termed infomercials for dictators this violates every principle of journalistic ethics because we're supposed to be watchdogs on these governments we're not supposed to allow them to be paying customers as journalists we were able to sneak into some of the villages we were able to kind of dodge our minders and sneak into some of the villages and actually see these atrocities patients who had run out of the hospitals that were shot up with birdshot ambulance drivers who were beaten and as we were heading back to these villages we were violently detained by security forces and brain about
twenty masked men with machine guns to then try to erase all the video that they found and luckily my female producer and i were able to hide some disks in our broads and we were able to actually get out of the country with this content so you can imagine surprise when we got back to the u.s. and this content was airing on c.n.n. and right after that is when the phone calls started coming into the network complaining about me and trying to get my coverage off the air. all the while the bahraini government's crackdown on pro-democracy protesters is maintaining a month in the latest incident riot police moved to disperse a funeral procession for a young man who died in custody after allegedly being to nonprofit medical attention the twenty three year old had spent several months in prison for taking part in an anti-government demonstration r t outlines the protests for equality which erupted last february the details all are on our website.
supporters who bailed him out of a british prison almost two years ago are waiting to find out whether they'll see their money again over two hundred thousand dollars contributed by activists and celebrities has been frozen since the wiki leaks editor sought refuge at ecuador's london embassy three months ago assad has been there ever since despite being granted asylum by the south american country britain's determination not to let him leave the country is costing taxpayers the song the police take out of the embassy is costing eleven thousand pounds a day with the total bill already topping one million will bring you more on that
as well as the results of the bail money hearing due to take place in london throughout the day. coming up this hour georgia's president is urged to step down after election up certain leaves his party on the margins and him vulnerable to legal lakshman. and in business we explore why it's not all peaches and cream for foreign carmakers here in russia that and more coming up shortly here on arts. invented by the famed soviet author p.d. is good for you is there of in the nine hundred fifty s. these frames for initially used to treat fractures in deformities by cutting bones and slowly pulling them up or therefore stimulating tissue regeneration it was out of was able to reshape arms and legs and people who thought they were crippled for life about a third of patients admitted to be it was out of center nowadays seeking serious
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austerity drives the e.u. h.q. wants more money for its own budget next year it votes on the plan this week and could set brussels on a collision course with the states it represents many of which starts oppose any rise especially with euro zone unemployment hitting another record it's now the highest in the history of the monetary union researcher jerome roos from the european university institute says the numbers speak for themselves. well it tells us that the state of the economy is absolutely dire and it actually tells us that what these leaders are trying to do through all these meetings in these summits is actually aggravating the situation because there are the measures that are being imposed the radical structural reforms and each of these things is actually aggravating the situation by undermining growth by undermining investor confidence in the humanitarian tragedy i mean there is an enormous public outrage right now in spain is there is in greece as there is in portugal and if these people were allowed to decide on their own future they would not choose the path that the e.u.
is forcing them down right now so what you're seeing is a repetition of what we've seen for the past twenty or thirty years what's happened in the developing world is that international lenders through international is the traditions actually cancel the sovereignty of nations states in order to ensure full repayment of the debt i think everything that they're trying to do ultimately is made by by by financial market panic and what they're not seeing is that you cannot beat the financial markets unless you're willing to take a stand and say that we repudiate part of that and we move on and we set our own priorities. cross talk also focuses on austerity later today peter lavelle's guess question just what the word really means. it's funny you know that whole term austerity is not one i like very much because it has all these punitive connotations as opposed to what it really means which is that we need fiscal policies that make sense and by making sense you can't spend more than you take in
for very long everybody with common sense knows this now they're calling it austerity like like all of us have done something wrong and well now you're going to get it and so either you either want austerity or you want the other thing which is to continue the impossible for us austerity it's terribly austere people are suffering terribly there was you know peter at the stockholm school of economics and some time with my visiting appointment there and in that country we've seen upwards of ten percent of the people have to leave in this massive biblical like exodus i mean it's just absolutely terrible crushing and regarding the unsustainability of the system well yes true it is unsustainable but not for the reasons i think that eric has suggested i. the georgian dream coalition is planning a clean sweep through parliament and top of its wish list is getting the country is lame duck leader. to step aside the president's near a decade of undisputed reign had the buffers when the opposition bloc sailed to
victory in the parliamentary election from really see here's alex. it felt as if georgia had won the football world cup thousands in the streets celebrated the surprising win by the opposition and despite fears the ruling regime may somehow hamper destroy soon their worries were swept aside by the president himself so. it is evident that the georgian dream coalition has secured a majority this means this parliamentary mage. already has to form the next government for us at least for me the views of this coalition were fundamentally unacceptable and still remain so. just six months ago in opposition when it was deemed impossible the ruling party's rating was at seventy percent and nobody could challenge that confidence saakashvili was that he amended the constitution granting more powers to the prime minister at position many predicted he would eventually feel himself little did he know he was digging his own hole while he made these
changes to the constitution counters a dream that i never see the parliament these are the majority of. it that's a little less for. however this situation did not come out of nowhere prison torture tapes released in september he'd saakashvili the hardest thousands took to the streets as allegations emerged that he personally ordered the torture and filming of these atrocities the changing point in this election was the allegations of brutality in prisons and torture and the allegation behind that was of course that saakashvili and his prime minister merabishvili had ordered this abuse so if you have a situation where the new parliamentary majority wants to investigate that abuse it could well produce a crisis full of his close associates so they could not only have lost the election but they could face serious legal complications the georgia dream bartz the leader
and possibly the next prime minister because anybody really has already made his position clear. this man's ideology has established a climate of lies of violence and torture it would be good if he submitted his resignation rather than are starting various procedures to force him to resign but . it was not only the prison tapes scandal which brought serious fortress of power down say experts corruption among elites daunting poverty. she and playing hardball with russia all contributed but for now georgia is welcoming a new era. for a fresh start georgia's history is rich with different sorts of bloody could it dos and forceful change of governments in the outgoing president mikhail saakashvili came to power as a result of the revolution so this may well become the first days in this country's history of a peaceful transition of power. a look see russia ski r.t.
reporting from billy c. in georgia. and more of the fallout from georgia selection are online also at r.t. dot com displays of and you anger are reaching new heights online we've the story of a deeply disgruntled italian restaurant or scaled st peter's basilica in rome just to make his point. last alternative or a bit almost we'll tell you why the international space station was getting geared up to get out of the way. all right let's switch now to financial matters we head to the business desk marina how are the markets doing today hi karen well investors are really struggling to find direction especially when the comes to the european markets spain is of course
in focus many investors wanted to hear about another bailout but the spanish prime minister has since said and announced in fact that spain would not be seeking another bailout any time soon so we saw figures go into negative territory have bounced back since then but they're still in the flat territory as you can see there by the numbers if we move on and take a look at currencies and see what the euro stands it was a weak and against the dollar and it continues to do that this hour when it comes to the ruble a mixed picture this time around it's weakening against the u.s. dollar by the gaining that suit the euro but take a look at the markets there it's still a c.e.o. of bread now lower oil prices of course i haven't verified but also we know that the central bank has announced that the capital outflow so far stands out around fifty eight billion dollars which is a ready for more than was expected for this year alone now if we stay with a rush and spoke about another company here this is the third largest oil company
b.p. which is looking to get out over six crude blog in venezuela the oil field is being developed by a group of companies led by ross and after a twenty percent stake is on the table and it's worth about two hundred million dollars now another russian oil companies are good enough to gas quit the project. and now same with a country the russian government hasn't put in a lot of effort to attract in the foreign the carmakers to manufacture and the country but says join in the world trade organization one of the ways that they were doing is with preferential taxes but the entry of russia into the w t o is a threaten to do some of the work that's already been done in our business editor nick paul caught up with automotive experts route to discuss this issue and it's what you have to say. the spirit of the true however the beauty session is going to be positive for the industry it is going to increase competition but i think it.
is so also to. hear. about the utilization fee that this has been needs to start from the side if you will. house like it sits with for many factors again it's not exactly aligned with the principle of the beauty which is to reduce barriers to trade but on the other hand russia certainly needs to deal with the issue of setting up the utilization infrastructure they haven't really got one in place and they need one in place to support that the growing industry given that growth potential you do for many writers you have to be well most of them are to be honest the twelve major manufacturers are here the first set of operations busily putting together just sticks and supply chains actively developing market i'm thinkin that even if the market does increase by fifty percent over the next forty five years yes it could easily do most of that capacity will be supplied by the
factories or by expanding their facilities too late then for manufacturers but they're not over not building here in the way here to that way the door is definitely closing there may be genes he's put one or two to come in to fill the shoes but certainly most of the major manufacturers that want to be here are here already and they're looking forward to supplying even the growing market how far. that's up from the carriage demitra will have next update for you now i thank you marina and in a few minutes we are to talk to historian and author geoffrey roberts as we discuss what the world has learned from history start last wars.
geoffrey robertson historian and author of a great new book called stallions gen it's a book about marshall's you called who actually liberated to serve it union from nat isn't let the soviet army to conquer berlin in ninety forty five so will recommend. so in your book you discuss general marshall jacoby's life and his military genius but do you agree that military genius taken alone isn't really enough to have a great victory or to win a great war because you also need self-sacrifice you need enthusiasm so if you look at the words of today let's say the war on terror there doesn't seem to be much enthusiasm from people outside why.