america of children as young as three and exchange for food that's according to a new report by the charity oxfam. this is the one leaving the family i mean. they can't marry their daughters and they can bring some dowry and that just can't protect the whole family is a. very good evening to you this is r.t. and. seventeen people have been killed in a twin suicide bombing and gun attack in the afghan city of jalalabad the attack targeted a construction firm close to the city's airport all of those killed were said to be employees of the company police have confirmed that there were five attackers three gunmen and two suicide bombers all of whom are now dead no group has yet claimed responsibility. meanwhile u.s. senate has been to stability and participation in the afghan war let's go to new
york now live and speak to our course for that caleb morphine. what exactly are the two senators calling for. well it's rand paul and tamu dollar and they are putting forward a bill that if it were to pass would immediately declare victory in the afghan war it would then begin the process of withdrawing all u.s. military personnel from afghanistan within a year and it would pay out thousands of dollars in a dividend to every combat service person who served in afghanistan in addition it would begin the process of reconciliation among afghans now rand paul when he put forward the legislation he said quote it's time to declare the victory we achieved long ago bring them home and put america's needs first kind of echoing donald trump's america first slogan now the war in afghanistan is actually the longest in
all of us history it's been over eighteen years that the united states has been in afghanistan and each of those years has cost the american taxpayers roughly fifty billion dollars now at this point senators are coming forward putting forward this legislation and we've heard from mike pompei o that negotiations are taking place however my pompei of the u.s. secretary of state has referred to the taliban as terrorists let's take a listen to what he said. on the groom right now trying to negotiate with the taliban terrorists in afghanistan trying to find a way to achieve in afghanistan will. now pompei was asked to clarify his remarks as the taliban is not on the list of designated foreign terrorist organizations set by the u.s. state department apparently as they were asked to clarify the state department indicated that the last round of talks involving the taliban took place in qatar and they were in late february and that they are hoping to reach some kind of
agreement that will end the conflict any agreement that takes place would involve four interconnected issues it would involve counterterrorism troop withdraw all intra afghan dialogue and a cease fire so at this point we've got the united states in the state department negotiating with the taliban while referring to them as terrorists and we've also got this bill that is in the u.s. congress being discussed put forward by the two two senators rand paul and tom gall so at this point people are looking at this situation and saying it looks somewhat optimistic that this long war or the longest war in u.s. history might actually come to an end at some point in the near future. reporting with the latest live from new york thank you. now being confirmed that the object was not dangerous comes after a counterterrorism investigation was launched on tuesday as three packages containing explosives were delivered to locations in london joining us from the
u.k. capital. correspondent isa good evening it turned out to be a false alarm on this occasion but this package is only one of many reasons because isn't it. yeah that's correct this is just really a pattern of incidents we've seen in the u.k. over the last few days that incident being deemed suspicious and a false alarm but just yesterday we've seen reports of three packages containing explosive devices found city airport heathrow airport and also waterloo train station now police have deemed those packages weren't aiming to kill but. explosives they were upon being opened by staff at those locations they caught fire and it's thought that they at least two of them had stamps or some kind of indication that they were sent from ireland but police are
keeping an open mind and they're not concluding in any way that this is linked to any irish groups or anything to do with the well now finish conflict back but of course that remains one of the possibilities and also two universities the university of glasgow up in scotland at the university of essex also having some of their buildings and faculties being evacuated as well as a result of suspicious items so all of these seemingly to come together we've heard from the mayor of london that car and he says that authorities are treating them as a linked series and although again the motive isn't known but it will only really heighten the sense of security here we saw two years ago a number of terrorist attacks in the u.k. and ever since then the terror or the terror threat level has always remained at a very high level with authorities saying that an imminent terrorist attack could be just around the corner at any point so this will do nothing to lessen those
fears and also do nothing to ease the worries of the towel forty's here putting on that latest security scare in london that's of course. a nice arlie thank you. a british born man who has been working in syria has accused the u.k. of racism after it stripped him of his citizenship over alleged ties to jihadists turkish a reef describes himself as an aid worker and denies any wrongdoing but admits to previously engaging in armed combat and see a churkin as a story. to care sharif has spent years in syria as a prominent aid worker described as one of the most high profile for nationals in sharif's appearances on prominent news networks as well as dispatches via his live updates from syria blog posts left his political preferences no secret the rebels why do they do it the problem is is that the broad of of of the syrian regime is
a force women and children and civilians are facing the rest he's now speaking out against what he's dubbed a racist and unfair system of citizenship stripping laws i mean k. i came out here to help the innocent people there were being massacred by the bashar regime i'm an aid worker the stories come to light following the lifting of the man's anonymity in a case that saw the u.k. government stripped him of his british citizenship back in twenty seventeen he was informed of the decision with this letter it is assessed that you are a british pakistani jewel national whose travel to syria and is aligned to an al qaeda aligned group your return to the u.k. would present a risk to the national security over the united kingdom sharif's lawyer has been seeking evidence from the home office to find out why exactly his client was deemed a threat what is it the british government is so frightened of that they don't want these individuals in a court of law and they want to quickly shut them of their citizenship and export them somewhere else i do think that some of these individuals kylie song very
sensitive information it would be deeply embarrassing to the british state given the british government's role in the conflict in syria over these past eight years i.e. how much support has a british government various points along we've been given the so-called rebel groups and to which development has it been supporting them in terms of the atrocities are being committed by these rebel groups to exculpate themselves of any criminal offense because you know that they've lost the war has been lost the conflict has been won by the sitting government and its allies you know they're thinking about how they're going. survive. it push conflict world and so they're trying to put together some kind of the stranger tragically to be understood that the aid workers who were there are humanitarian grounds the issue of british citizenship being revoked has been in the spotlight in the u.k. recently due to a spike in terrorism and crime according to official figures more than one hundred people were stripped of their nationality and twenty seventeen compared to just
fourteen the year before as sharif's appeal continues he maintains his innocence but the home office seems to have already made up its mind and reporting for our team in london. responding to the media the u.k. home office refused to comment on the case saying only that every decision is well substantiated r.t. has also requested a comment and is awaiting a reply. but as well a face is yet more u.s. sanctions as washington tries to cripple caracas financially in its bid to oust president nicolas maduro by simply recognizing opposition leader one guy doa as venezuela's interim president the u.s. seems to think it's already succeeded in effecting regime change with the state department going even so far as to berate journalists who think otherwise. we have noticed in the news coverage that some outlets are incorrectly referring to one guy joe as the opposition leader or the south proclaims president.
neither is corrects relying on venezuela's constitution one guy joe became interim president of venezuela on january twenty third millions of americans and more than fifty countries recognize as interim president of venezuela who get this for your complaining because let's report is that you don't think he made a complaint pointing out just trying to correct all that's all it's like a completely you know it seems pretty weak he's the easy interim president well and we don't want to consider him to be the interim president as you say fifty other countries. recognize him as the interim president but they're all more than a hundred members of the nation so they're fifty countries is not even close that. it's the time to act in support of democracy and news coverage of calling them the legitimate leader the president is going to inter age more functional
but we don't want to feed into rhetoric of the current dictator. in a similar vein u.s. senator marco rubio also tried to schooling the media i'm busting c.n.n. for using the term self proclaimed when referring to suppose the interim presidency he said that the phrase was used by russia to undermine the constitutional legitimacy of. even jokingly hinted that possible collusion between c.n.n. moscow so let's help out and gauge the state that will depend on the matter of why does the legitimacy of fifty four countries they recognize him as the leader of venezuela the rest of the world even supports nicolas maduro he's neutral or box the opposition run national assembly yet without recognizing. on tuesday madeira took part in a ceremony commemorating the six and a. bursaries the death of his predecessor of us that arose rival go i don't mean well met with public sector unions urging them to take strike action to help bring down the government. in the united states has got
a brazen face you know it is pumping this out this is its position and we know the united states does not apologize it doesn't back down until it's forced about their own so it's going to carry on carry on with this but the problem they've gotten the moment is is that they don't work in a position to topple maduro moderates retaining the support of the armed forces in particular and the united states must be hoping and must be working towards trying to wean a section of the armed forces to brickell madeira and towards some kind of military coup because at the moment given the fact the majority has been able to respond with all with his own mobilization is on the streets it would seem to me that it's only by breaking the alliance between withdraw and the army that we do is going to force from office that must be what the united states is working on people in various way or may have their issues would do in particular economic issues at the moment but they also remember the whole track record of you know of the united
states in the region and in the country and indeed of the local alit which is behind with all in terms of its record of governing the country. the humanitarian crisis in yemen is deepening with every day that passes with much of the country's population on the brink of famine some desperate families have even resorted to marrying off their daughters some of them as young as three years old for food. my mother in law keeps beating me and when i run away back to my father's house my father beats me again for a new way i don't want to get married i just want to go back to school son family as they did think that i mean this is no one lee where they can make their daughters and they can bring some dowry and that just can't protect the whole families and also their extended members so it is really unfortunate. that this is going after some of them that they have received emergency support but you know you
wouldn't support are also even limited so they couldn't find find a way that what are their immediate what and i mean so this is the one leaving the family i mean. it is very difficult to call family with this more little support and then often the humidity is insist they face the safety or security concerns. there so aid also we are not able to deliver aid on un timely. according to the oxfam report girls in yemen are usually expected to consummate their marriages at around the age of eleven until then they live with the husbands and typically do the housework. but being forced into relationships it's a very early age is only one of the traumas faced by children and yet according to humanitarian organizations yemen is one of the worst countries for children to live in more than eleven million are in need of aid almost half a million suffer from malnutrition the director of oxfam's yemen office says the
current situation in the country is simply catastrophic. what is really really. deteriorating and even alarmed me that almost one third of the total population which is basically ten million is just at the brink of a mean and children are malnourished and we are all there were due to this all yourself war and conflict and also. the two thousand and eighteen the cholera crisis that was the worst cholera persons in the century if. the human agency called anyone assistance are not provided trying really and even the faults even the means less than nonfunctional even for a day i mean importing the food will end the humanitarian mauritius there'll be much more protest of the situation. in syria urged the u.s. military to stop blocking the evacuation of
traditionally in the foreign policy blog with the assistance of the legacy media to find an immediate threat for a foreign military intervention or coup their game has been to manufacture public support today it's different with virtually no public debate been is way way is the target of a forced regime change the problem is force regime change as a deplorable record. the russian and syrian the trees of issued a statement kucing american forces in syria deal railing efforts to evacuate people from the infamous. parties and breaks down the story. dramatic humanitarian and security situation in a lot of the bun camp in southeastern syria has been constantly trigger numerous concerns from the russian side the blame america that is currently controlling this
area along the rise between syria and jordan for severe living conditions of the refugees inside the camp that were among other things reportedly openly threatened by jihad is that not only had managed to settle in that camp believes not without some help from the u.s. military on the ground but also to take control over some territories and also over humanitarian aid traffics in the area basically taking people inside the camp hostage both moscow and washington officials have repeatedly confirmed in fact that indeed some former or current islam is probably manage their way to one camp russia has constantly been calling on some kind of rescue vaccination operation to take people out of the zone supporting this idea with the polls show in that most of the people are willing to leave this area and has constantly been
calling on america to join the effort by damascus to help improve rather than deteriorate the situation of syrians trapped inside these zone according to different estimates it is right now home to around forty thousand people eighty percent of them women and children and earlier on wednesday we heard the statement from russia's defense ministry saying that america remains deaf america does not want to support any evacuation and rescue efforts the american stationed in the zone failed to take responsibility for ensuring a safe and unhindered passage of humanitarian convoys through the fifty five kilometers own they are controlling this is. sensually darrelle to the implementation of a highly important humanitarian operation aimed at rescuing syrian citizens trapped in the rock band camp and while the sides are blaming each other for what's going
on inside their ragavan camp in southeastern syria we have to admit that poor people trapped there continue to suffer and their fate remains quite unclear we've contacted the u.s. led operation in her resolve for its response will let you know what they say earlier washington insisted it's ready for coordinated efforts with the u.n. to organize safe passage for refugees from the riverbank out of russia's efforts the white house claims did not meet security standards u.n. coordinator mohammed said kalle fears that there could be dangerous consequences if refugees aren't evacuated we should divert from the political issue that the american have with the syrian government or with the syrian people and look at the human side aspect of the people living in the camps. they can't by law they should not you know the should not prevent any community you know system to their camps is not just the call it is the way they live in the camps you have
a family of. ten people living in one tent with their mother and children and one of the sad stories that also we came across where they came across two is the dead we don't have a place to bury them and only comes outside syria will see a similar disaster they will see the flooding and the suffering of the children on those refugee camps we might expect disease and we all saw would be. would be harboring extremism because when you when you don't provide dignity and this is when you have extremism and you see the issue would be increasing using you know the children. as a power weapon to take revenge. the escape room phenomenon that spread over the world has sparked anger in greece where one the game is referenced the holocaust in particular is based on the story of the german
businessman oscar schindler who saved more than a thousand jews during the second world war now the game's website says that players have to assist schindler in saving innocent people after the public outrage though the company changed the name from schindler's list the secret agent although the story wasn't altered the jewish community in greece has condemned the game all i wish is for them to take a trip to auschwitz to sense even for a fraction of a second the terror of death in a german concentration camp only then can there be hope that they no longer move to debase human suffering. we put up for debate whether games on this are a good way of raising awareness of history. i mean it's a disgrace that today people are even thinking to make. toys or games abodes all of course such a game is part of this rise of fundamentalism there are many people who graduate from high school and don't know about the holocaust or don't know about auschwitz don't know the story of oskar schindler which in itself i think is
a tragedy because i think it's important that we always remember what happened there let's be frank and clear with ourselves i mean you really believe that to make such a game we make people aware more by the locals know they just make them playing a game we go to any real feeling about the issue we have been witnessing is the witnessing in the last universe games of both today about tell all the young people even young muslims that wanted just to repeat what they saw during the game and some of them even left their home on went to syria to iraq to become terrorists so you don't know when you produce such a computer easy to search a game what would be the output what would be the result from what i understand it was certainly not something that was encouraging anti-semitism or making light of
the holocaust but instead was putting its users of this experience into this fear in which they were encouraged to save the lives of other people who are under threat by the nazis. ok let's meet each other as the football team acts stunned madrid trancing the spanish home side for one on tuesday night that means that the current champions crashed out of the competition while i.x. despite losing the first leg to rail. i go through to the quarterfinals five three and i can get more insight into this match and all the others i'm just you know it is former manager will be back on our team from thursday we've got a new show on the touchline with josie marino.
project. we can all middle of the room see. my seven years doing drugs my nephew was still in drugs my sister just with drugs him. like an epidemic of drug abuse america's public enemy number one in the united states is drug abuse which is sort of going after the users in the prison population who are we started treating sick people people who are addicted to these drugs like criminals while i was on the hill i increasingly became convinced that the war on drugs was a mistake there are countless numbers of people who are in prison for.
certain since for. minor offenders in the drug trade it's a lot watching your children grow up and miss you in waves and say by daddy as you're walking out of a business it's just it doesn't get easier. it's. more considered and the most needy against india encouraging on the most the among to its national inst any one of its neighbors as boots did more than this is we have done is very different then then india right now if they go on this trajectory unfortunately even not being able to be responsible peers in this region the speed in the stuff and for far too long because of this ongoing conflict between these two giants in the region. those around are cigarettes carcinogenic found money is the same thing as
financially carcinogenic and you need to eradicate what's left by simply getting a lighter fluid throwing it in a big pile and something on fire. this is pulled. casting around the world and covering the world of business and finance and the impact upon all of us i'm bart chilton in washington d.c. the belly of the beast lots to get to today coming up the great crypto paper continues as the plot behind canadian crypto exchange quadriga c.x. goes deeper kristie i have counterpart x. joins us to break down the latest turn in this bizarre case and apple qualcomm yet
they're at it again in a battle royale with the shocking allegation that qualcomm actually stole patent information from an apple engineer expert in a what property lawyer helps us understand what's going on andre barlow easier in studios plus harley davidson is cruising into another market on wheels danielle should he have since we're trading to take this for a spin around harley davidson and some other company we've got lots of interesting numbers coming up with danielle today you'll enjoy it and later we continue with our hong kong coverage this week we take you from the list skyline of concorde city yesterday to the streets to hear from the people that helped drive the area's economic engine all that in our sights but first we have right to the headlines let's go. changes to the terms of trade between india turkey in the united states leader goldberg report today as the u.s. rescinds a key designation.