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there is the same. apparently better than. the sea diver heard of. jack tonight president of the world bank he. sent us an e-mail. syrian army says that it's now breached the islamic state blockade. just a few districts are going to be liberated in the city perceived by terrorists for three years. his newly appointed ambassador to the u.s. meets with the american president in washington we look at what challenges the diplomat is likely to face. in an exclusive interview given to germany's foreign minister suggests that sanctions against russia could be lifted if proper troops in eastern ukraine is established.
you're watching international. the syrian army says that it has broken islamic states blockade of the military airport in the city of. you know the latest pictures we've been getting from the ground. and as a result of this advance the syrian arab army was able to join forces with troops stationed at the airport for the first time in nine months the latest advance of the rush about forty days after they ended up missiles hold on residential districts in the city the end of the three year long siege of dairies or is considered a major breakthrough in the recent anti eisel campaign in the country. now the syrian army's been advancing rapidly in recent months have a look at our map here you can see in june islamic state clearly controlling most
of the country around a quarter of it in fact but why in forward three months and now around half of that territory has been lost government forces are now on the verge of fully liberating the city of darrow's or one of the last stronghold in syria we spoke to a syrian army commander about how this military success was possible. the syrian air force played the main role in locating the terrorist forces known as isis or their identify their ammunition warehouses and listened in to meetings in which the terrorists planned attacks inside and around their resort with the help of russian airpower the syrian air force struck these places ahead of the arrival of syrian government troops this weekend isis ability to attack and to call in reinforcements from raca and pow mira syrian forces fought fierce battles the terrorists had planted improvised explosive devices and car bombs all around trying to prevent the army from entering the city in the end the syrian army gained a great deal of momentum and was able to connect with other territories it has
gained. meanwhile humanitarian convoy has reached the city for the first time since science or three years siege was broken residents queued up for food water and other vital supplies as they did we spoke to some of them. on the brink of starvation we were desperate for food and water to reach the city that was all we wanted and thank god help is now arrived. they were almost died from hunger thing god the humanitarian aid the right we thought we were going to die. we cannot describe how relieved we are people were dying we would like to think the army and be a tribute to them for lifting the siege. russians also joining the humanitarian efforts by sending its convoys through the newly liberated parts of the city the past three years locals there have depended on air drops on to a military airfield one controlled by or of the syrian army's brigades journalists
yana merchant caught up with that particular brigades which is now joined in the major assault on eisel i am a just a three kilometers away from the one hundred thirty seven a brigade i am it just less than one kilometer of our little gatherings in this imaginary area just behind that building now the residual area of data store is just a belt seven hundred meters it's worth mentioning that some medical equipment and other food supplies have just entered the city here i was again the next time i did meet is the military all posts i'm sure that you're hearing there are it's in the sky now this side of me that there is the military airport today result it's a just a few kilometers and also it is witnessing some juicy clashes between the syrian on me and i still militants. russia's new ambassador to the united states has taken
office it comes at a time of strained relations between the countries and italy and torn off already met up with donald trump and during the meeting and bust their formally presented his credentials to the president i was in correspondence a miracle an experience now what challenges you ambassador is likely to face. well a much anticipated meeting between russia's recently appointed ambassador to the u.s. and u.s. president donald trump has taken place antonov predecessor was constantly targeted by the western media portrayed in a negative light over a number of allegations given the controversy surrounding the previous diplomat there are now many speculations around the new figure and as with all u.s. russia meetings this one also attracted media attention especially amid rising diplomatic tensions antonov in particular expressed russia's eagerness to normalize relations with washington and russian for your nation. to brief relations between
the two countries to relations between the united states and russia. international peace and progress as well as strategic stability according to the diplomat the meeting took place in a warm and constructive atmosphere commenting on the meeting the ambassador said that moscow is ready to take concrete steps to improve relations with washington and despite the ongoing diplomatic spat between the countries that saw us russia relations sink to one of the lowest points in history and said he believes the situation is mendable provided there is enough will to cast aside political differences and work together now this is all quite a positive shift from the rhetoric we've been hearing from both sides lately and it seems that improve relations between the two countries seems even more promising considering the new russian ambassador was actually a key member of the team that worked on the two thousand and ten new start bilateral nuclear arms reduction agreement. like a dialogue on the possibility of
a further escalation of tension would benefit the rest of north america according to political analyst charles alltel. it's really difficult for me to understand why our either side is going down this path i mean you know we could quibble and say you know in terms of our population we have a larger population that you could come back and say well we have larger territory and whatever but i mean this is really you know i have two children and a case that occasionally when they would fight over small problems and or great opportunities you know i would try to teach them a lesson or two i'm not saying i try to regard the united states and russia as children but you know with all the problems we face around the world in particular our joint problem with radical islamic terrorism. and economy that seems to be still that finding its full potential like you go on and on and on with all those problems with with so many shared interests i fail to see the wisdom of going down this path. germany's foreign minister gambrell has moved to the
top of the latest to pretty the ratings of the country edging he's way ahead of anglo-american but despite the fact he expressed his reluctance to become chancellor after germany goes to the polls in two weeks time is a quick look for you at the country's current favorite. i was close to being arrested in the wrong china turkey saudi arabia as i visited those countries i like to think i'd be able to refrain from triggering any foreign policy crises are my words.
after becoming the country's foreign minister gabrial stepped down as leader of the social democrat party although he still remains a member of the party's the closest rival to the ruling christian democrats headed by chancellor angela merkel in an exclusive interview. does his view on the upcoming elections. targeting russia. the voice of i was very happy when two days ago the russian president vladimir putin oil publicly announced plans to request a u.n. mission of course the conditions proposed by russia and not the same as the ones we or the ukrainians proposed i consider it a good first step and what we need to do now is negotiate with the goal of the stablish in a cease fire and pulling back heavy weaponry and now we have an opportunity to do
that and if we manage to implement its the troops at least the political process of reconstructing done bassman start then we can start lifting sanctions against russia and i was criticized yesterday for my position on ukraine but i still believe it's correct. by the i want people to vote in germany's interests and in their own interests we want this country to prosper and that's possible only with a new united europe that those who are turning against europe will weaken our country in the long run but that. wasn't always had i think russia is just as concerned about islamist terrorism as we are and russia like us is concerned about the proliferation of nuclear weapons if north korea continues down this path and other small countries follow we will want the same thing as russia arms control nucular disarmament and measures to ensure peace establish trust and defeat islamist terrorism that our countries have plenty of shared interests. a tour
of the fee for football world cup trophy has begun at moscow's list nicky stadium this is ahead of the sport's biggest tournament itself text year the stadiums reopened after a massive overhaul is now ready to welcome over eighty thousand found out is miguel francis santiago was there. stadium happens to be the main arena for the twenty eight hundred five world cup starting the cup with the first match as well as wrapping it up with the last match of the championship the lawyer i should use yet taught. me. that. it's a w i suggest that you decided to. do that later irish over us that everything so diminish us if you see god by some of us i mean stuff that at least this is the largest fee for world cup tour in the history of the fire just to give you the scope one in three russians will have the chance to actually see the trophy up
close and i'll take a look at that this is the original show feet up close to mortal travel to cross no you are the original trophies made from solid gold and weighs six kilos the zine is a composition of two humans holding the globe above them as the trophy travels through several stages of the three for twenty thousand world cup tour it cannot be touched by anyone except politicians and of course previous and future champions the present afifa johnny in for tino is here as well. to distribute. it this. beautiful. dysfunctional of the separation safe. to to source is something that. every state you miss your few states that. choose love and energy a positive. repeat of what you have including with the big sports arena nineteen new objects were opened including the rope way press center and training field now
the stadium is located in the center of moscow and can hold up to eighty one thousand people both lattimer puton and johnny and fifteen zero have made it clear that luzhniki stadiums past and future hold significance to all the football. saudi arabia has suspended dialogue with can't explain why after this short break.
but china has taken the bold step here the twenty first century after they've built our economy on the backs of all american jobs all the american jobs not to china and the greater the middle class out of church members like other years ago fifty years ago thirty years ago before the world trade organization they were accepted into the average you know chinese person was surviving on dirt like they were eighty but now they're all class but plain mining because. saudi arabia has suspended all dialogue with. the media were accused of misreporting phone conversations between the emir of qatar and saudi arabia's defense minister donald trump and urged the gulf states to unite against iran and
expressed his willingness to act as a mediator between. early though the u.s. president alleged cantle was a sponsor of terrorism. if i can help mediate between creator and in particular the u.a.e. and saudi arabia i would be willing to do so the nation of qatar unfortunately has a storage leap in a funder of terrorism at a very high level long term made those remarks back in june when all countries in the region first cut diplomatic and transport links with the gulf nations saudi arabia egypt bahrain and the u.a.e. all accuse cattle of supporting terrorism the us has its largest air base in the middle east in council eleven thousand u.s. troops are stationed there just weeks after the blockade president from proved
a vast fighter jet deal with it's worth twelve billion dollars to iran university politics professor side mohammad marandi believes that the u.s. just wants the boost these arms sales to the region be the discredited outside of the united states behaving in a provocative manner across the globe trump is very unpredictable so. therefore it's very difficult to say what he's up to and therefore what the position of the united states will be in the future but obviously one of his our objectives is to milk the countries in the persian gulf region there their poor seeing that the kuwaitis to buy more weapons the perrys to buy more weapons the about a nice and the emirate and the saudis supply more weapons from the united states. around three hundred thousand people who fled in the last two weeks as a result of violence against the country's persecuted religious minority the
rohingya that's according to new figures coming from the un the world body claims that the dire situation in the region is growing ever worse. because. i was bleeding and could not even lift my hand i had to find a stick with support i walk slowly with the people who came here after breaching here i was taken to the hospital.
the reputation of the country's defacto leader aung san suu kyi is suffering because of the alleged genocide of the rogue injure minority she has previously on global respect for campaigning for democracy in the country and won the nobel peace prize for nonviolent advocacy the human rights but with the situation over the writings of minority escalating activists are calling for cheek to be stripped of noble prize however the organization that awarded it says under the rules it cannot be revoked is a look at how the prestigious nobel award is sometimes accused of being politically motivated. the noble peace prize is supposed to honor those who have done the most for fraternity between nations the abolition of standing armies and the promotion of peace that's how our food noble envisioned it more than a century ago but the record of some prize winners and nominees has sometimes been
jube use in two thousand and nine the newly elected u.s. president barack obama won the award. despite his campaign promises the american military were actually at war for every year of his eight year term airstrikes a raid were held in seven countries and in twenty sixteen alone over twenty six thousand bombs were dropped by the u.s. air force years later a former noble prize secretary even admitted to his frustration over obama's award the prize did not have the positive effect for obama they were might have hoped his passion in the u.s. another contentious choices the european union the bloc was rewarded with a nobel prize in twenty twelve for quote six decades of contributions to the advancement of peace and reconciliation democracy and human rights in europe the same year europe saw spike in terror attacks two hundred nineteen happened that
year in the e.u. member states also in twenty twelve some european countries were engulfed in mass protests against the sterett images the bloc had imposed the same year the syrian rescue group the white helmet was nominated for their ward that's despite its members being alongside al nasra terrorists and even at execution sites the white helmet reputation was also in question after it stays the fake risk you video taking part in a so-called money can challenge. peace prize has you know historically sometimes been a political tool or arm the committee that controls the nobel peace prize nominations and how they select sometimes do it because they are hope for their trying to push an agenda so with obama for example it was only about ten months into his presidency when they gave him the nobel peace prize he hasn't had a chance to even set up as desk at that point if you look at some of the people
that chose one of the ones that you mentioned today on sun suchi the reason why she's d'oeuvre the prize as she says she worked for years and years in a nonviolent way to change a country i don't think her actions to today are that of a nobel peace prize winner but i certainly don't think that you should take the prize away. because go back to our top story now the syrian army saying that it's broken islamic states blockade the military airport in the city of there is a spring in what is the director of the british think tank good gnosis good evening mark. analyze syria and the middle east if you could just explain to his first the significance how important is it is this breaching of the blockade at the airport. well it is significant the the entire episode of the syrian army of reaching the city of daters or breaking the siege and isis forces dies forces you know fleeing this base and you know mounting no real resistance is a huge turning point in
a sense because suddenly this sort of fearsome enemy is you know fleeing a battlefield and is not you know able to. you know mount in a sense any credible how do you say morrall boosting operations so this that the people inside the city who have chosen to not to succumb to die to the islamic extremism extremism their suffering has been vindicated the forces that have been separated in the year poured from the main city about nine months ago are now liberated they've been through terrible ordeal themselves as well. where does it go where it goes from there is actually the interesting point because we can see that the other side the american side is trying to scramble forces in order to go and cut the syrian army advancing advances hopefully to prevent them advancing in the eastern of the for it is for the dead this is very significant. are we going to see
the no of dairies or and if so how long do you think that will take. it shouldn't take long because there is the river there is or in almost in its entirety is actually western of the euphrates so the di forces are pretty much those that are that remain in service of them are pretty much trapped between the advancing syrian forces and the river and so liberating the city itself shouldn't really take much longer we have to also remind ourselves of the you know. we're hearing reports of army command sort of commanders fleeing the city of may and him on an expectation also of advancing syrian forces so the city itself shouldn't take long and probably a couple of days few days probably we know we don't but the main issue still is whether the syrian army can successfully transport its troops and armor and
resources into the eastern side into the eastern bank of the euphrates and take it from there to liberate to be secure the oil fields and probably even reach the syrian iraqi border are good to speak to thanks for coming on our workout is my guest he's the director of the british think tank gross's if you're. right let's take a look at these pictures coming from florida now they show the first signs of the arrival of hurricane officials are warning of a large scale attached to the storm has weakened somewhat to a category three but it is expected to strengthen once again and it's already been one of those powerful atlantic ocean hurricanes in recorded history it's also been battering cuba which lies around four hundred kilometers south of miami leaving a trail of devastation in its wake.
as earner heads towards the southern us coast panic stricken citizens are started to flee the state of mouse main interstate highways were clogged with thousands of vehicles gas stations have been running out of fuel the traffic nightmare began wednesday and has only gotten worse. the florida governor's warned people in this past the lady from miami residents who are choosing to stay are told to take precautions to escape damage including by boarding up their windows auntie's nicholas sanchez or donovan as more. during the morning we didn't see anybody on the street.
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working eight hundred seventy years since the city was founded widespread celebrations have been held including special workshops exhibits and sports events also the city day ended with a grand follow its display in the heart of the cup. rods of noise and color lift the night sky over the city more than thirteen thousand followers we used the big day and the thousands who stood out in the city streets to watch the spectacle. ok i'm getting back in just over half an hour from the latest news you know. it's not coming from the trump administration which is being victimized by the
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