work, and maybe bring it occupy to an agreement later this year. >> a co-director of a col up which an negotiation said f.a.r.c. has been adhering to a peace conference much. >> the pressure has been building on the part of the governments to f.a.r.c.'s declaration of a unilateral ceasefire, and part of that is that the f.a.r.c. by the government's own documentation has been observing its ceasefire. so the rational for continuing
offensive operations on the part of the government as been weakened by that. there's an obvious logic to responding with bilateral ceasefires. it's for 30 days but it allows both sides to see how it's working and to build the trust. there's a number of different steps, there's the appointment of a u.s. envoy to the talks, the agreement that you mentioned for de-mining, which is particularly important because it's a concrete manifestation and benefit to the population for the talks which have been going on outside the country for more than two years. >> let's move on to other news. iraq's military is kilometres away from tikrit. the sunni home town of saddam
hussein. and residents fear that shia militias may carry out revenge attacks. we have this report. >> reporter: holding the flag of the islamic state of iraq and levant upside down is a sign for these soldiers and militias. they have retaken areas a few kilometres from tikrit, an i.s.i.l.-held city where a major offensive is under way. >> the popular mobilization of militia men, iraqi armed forces federal police and tribes were able to achieve great victories. >> this is the town of ireland on the outskirts. revenge attacks were backed by iran. some of that fear is already evident. this sunni neighbourhood was reportedly burnt down by militia men. the threat is so great, even one of iran's top clerics issued a
warning. the leader of the movement urged the iraqi government to investigate and punish anyone who uses violence torture and assault against residents and warned against demolishing the mosques and the destruction of areas. the reality on the ground is different. many fighters want to end the oppression under saddam. >> it's a promise from security forces to the iraqi people that we will defeat the enemy. >> iraqi armed forces have made gains on other fronts. this convoy is advancing towards fall ugea. after they took control. battles are waging north. kurdish peshmerga forces say they stopped this truck before it could carry out a suicide bombing. they also say that they have
captured more territory from i.s.i.l. it will take time before iraqis benefit from the gains. people come back to their homes in towns taken by kurdish fighters months ago. >> i came back to check. i dare not bring my family it's not safe here. that sense of safety is not threatened by hard-line fighters but by deep sectarian divisions. >> jordan's king abdullah called on muslim countries to lead the fight against i.s.i.l. they made the comments and speech. jordan stepped up defense strikes after i.s.i.l. killed a jordanian air force pilot in jan. the u.k. bases laws preventing airlines from carrying passengers who may be travelling to join fighters in iraq and syria. it came after three teenage girls travelled to syria to join
i.s.i.l. >> reporter: airline staff could have mistaken the schoolgirls for friends off to al jazeera for holidays -- off to al jazeera for -- turkey for holidays. hundreds do the same. many teenagers travelling via turkey. members of the parliament asked for signs to be looked for. >> we monitored what she did on the phone, reading books. she was reading book, when she was playing games, we'd join in and have competitions. in that sense we feela monitored as much as we could. obviously we messed something up the father of one of the girls had this warning. >> be village leapt not to fall in the same trap we fall. also under scrutiny the
airlines that carried these girls and others out of britain, the government is pushing through measures to make them more accountable. >> it's the authority to carry scheme. it could stop britains and foreigners from travelling, if they are subject to a terror investigation prevention member. they can fine airlines if they fail to provide information on passengers and crew and stop airlines coming into. these and other powers in the pipeline will enhance the government's ability to monitor and control the actions of those who pose a threat. but these girls were not on a watch list, it wouldn't have stopped them. a fear is more will follow in their footsteps. >> a video uploaded to the internet is said to show i.s.i.l. killing an israeli palestinian. the group was accused of working for the spy agency mossad.
the father said his son was killed after trying to leave i.s.i.l. the israeli security service said he tried to fight for the armed group. israel's foreign minister says people loyal to israel should be beheaded. israeli citizens called for the destruction of the state. the foreign minister as a core part of binyamin netanyahu's coalition, and called on others to take an oath of loyalty if they want to stay in the country. >> i'd like to say whoever is with us should get everything as they wish. those against us, there's nothing to be done. we need to pick up an axe and otherwise we won't arrive here? the former president has accused
the kurment government of -- current government of destroying the country. the president should go into exile. >> reporter: some describe it as a comeback for the president. these are supporters marching in large numbers for the first time. it was a team understand houthi control. here is a sign of what both sides have been denying all along, that they are close allies. the posters of the former president, along with his son, and the houthis. it was displayed side by side. protesters called on hamid to run. he described the president who was forced out of power by the houthis as a corrupt leader and said he should leave yemen.
>> translation: people cannot afford to eat or drink. you have gobbled up suspended salaries and brought livelihoods to a stand still. investment and tourism it to a hament. is this what you call the modern state where universities faculties and schools are ruined. >> reporter: he is taking to some supporters from tiaz, his words provoking anger. students burned the pictures. the reaction to the statement as well. president abd-rabbu mansour hadi received dignitaries and politicians who came to prove that the city is loyal to him, not the former president. a senior politician commented on the statements. >> translation: this man is confused if he thinks he's the president of yemen. he's forgotten the popular
resolution. he thinks he can wield power, and because he has stolen huge funds from the national treasury. >> and these are more than supporters marching in the city west of sanaa, growing popular support in places like these, creating difficulties for the former president and the houthis this their attempt to overrun the country syrian military dropped barrel bombs over the southern town. barrel bombs are crude containers packed with explosives. government forces airdropped them on to rebel held areas. >> still ahead on al jazeera, the national security agency faces a lawsuit over surveillance activities. and the new programme aimed at
>> i lived that character. >> go one on one with america's movers and shakers. >> we will be able to see change. >> gripping... inspiring... entertaining. "talk to al jazeera". only on al jazeera america. it's good to have you with us i'm elizabeth elizabeth puranam in doha. these are the top stories. the columbian president announced bombing raids will be stopped against f.a.r.c., after a ceasefire in december. iraqi army claims to have surrounded tikrit in an
offensive to recapture the city. earlier the army said it had driven the army out of a nearby town a new law in the u.k. to prevent passengers boarding flights, after three teenage girls travelled to syria to join i.s.i.l. former secretary of state defended her use of an email account. the issue raised questions of transparency widely considered to be the democratic front runner. former u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton was at the u.n. to speak on military issues. the draw was outside the event, and the media ascended in thongs to hear her account of using
personal email while secretary of state. secretary clinton sniffed she probing no rules. >> when i got to work i oped for convenience to use by personal email account, allowed by the state department because i thought it would be easier to carry one device for my work and personal emails instead of two >> reporter: the state department arrived all former secretary of states to hand over emails last october. after more stringent guidelines came into effect. president clinton was not the only one to use a personal account, so is it her predecessor colin powell. >> he used a personal account. he did not take hardcopies of the email with him when he left office. and there was no record. mrs. clinton, a democrat expected to run for president in
2016 handed over 5,000 pages of emails and a committee investigating the handling of the attack libya, that left four americans dead received 300 related emails. that is not satisfying the republican critics, questioning her lack of transparency. the secretary of state has enormous responsibility and jurisdictions said the chairman of the select committee. the public the media and congress have a right to access public records. they want her to provide access to the server. hillary clinton is happy to make the official emails but not her server public. >> hillary clinton came to talk about empowering women, an issue she worked on one highlighted in a campaign. all the focus is on her email
and whether having a private account could derail her candidacy the national security agency is being sued for misusing its civilians foundation. the wickymedia foundation which runs wikipedia has joined several groups to file the lawsuit. >> the latest u.s. case is billed as potentially the strongest yet. nine organizations say the n.s.a. has gone beyond its authority. >> the n.s.a.'s indiscriminantly copy and searching through america's communications imposing a chilling effect on basic freedoms - the freedom of speech, the freedom of expression, the freedom of inquiry and app invasion of the right to privacy. >> the case addresses what is
called up-stream surveillance information shed on the internet, moving through a series of networks, each computer phone and dij talls that they have to connect with an internet service provider or i.s. p, cables routers, to talk with other i.s. ps around the world. this is known as the back bone and this is where the n.s.a. taps into informs with upstream surveillance. here is yanina wickmayer's founder. -- wikipedia's pounder. -- founder. >> it is clear, it's people speaking their minds privately. the importance of wikipedia is it's a place where people can come together and have a serious discussion about matters, history, science politics, whatever it may be. this surveillance of everyone is incredibly damaging to that nation.
>> this is not the first time the n.s.a. programs have been changed. wikipedia says it has a strong case. it can show how upstream surveillance can harm individuals, something other lawsuits have not been able to do. >> 17 people have been killed in a suicide attack in north-eastern nigeria. a suicide bomber detonated explosives. the attack comes three days after a series of bombings in the city killed or wounded dozens of people. ivory coast's first lady has been sentenced to 20 years in gaol for her rail in post-election violence in 2010. she was given double the sentence prosecutors asked for. more than 3,000 died in fighting when her husband refused to step down after the poll in mali hundreds rally to
protest against a draft un-brokered peace deal. it's been signed by the government by tuareg rebel groups. representatives of the group postponed talks. the european union condemned israel for destroying a u.n. funded shelter. the e.u. helped to may tore 200 temporary shelters in the occupied west bank. they looked at members of one family who fear they may lose their homes. >> this family tended a flock of sheet in generations. it's difficult to feed them. he has had to abandan the bedouin tradition of moving to greener pastures because he's afraid of losing his home. the prefabricated structure which was shared was donated by the european union. the eviction note was given to them by the soldiers in
december. the prime minister has now ordered all e.u. structures in the area to be demolished. >> e.u. gave us the caravans because shelters fell apart. it was considered a crime. they build settlements on our lapped every day. >> it follows the claim by a right wing organization that the holes are illegal they were bit without israeli permits, a view supported by members of the parliament. they criticised the e.u. in relation to 400 structures. >> whens oslo accords were designed it meant any palestinian construction would require its approval. according to independent monitoring groups israel rejected 97% of palestinian
permit requests. >> the e.u. is having serious discussions to prevent the demolitions. >> for us we operate and intervene on clear humanitarian guidelines, no other reasons. >> palestinian officials say the orders and rejection of permits in area c is part of the policy to push palestinians out of the larger section of the west bank saying it's part of efforts to expand israeli settlements, which makes establishing a palestinian state difficult. whatever the case. all his family can do now is continue to live in the only home they have while it's still standing hundreds of miling rant workers held a rally demanding higher pay wanting more money for working on a project to
build apartments. dubai police say they resolved the dispute in less than an hour after protests italy's top court upheld an acquittal for former prime minister berlusconi, on charges of paying for sex with underaged girls. it's a victory. he can rally his party. previously he was convicted on both charges. >> 13 people have been killed in a series of bombings across afghanistan. eight were killed in a suicide attack targetting a checkpoint in lashkar gar. taliban fighters have stepped up attacks in helmand in retaliation to an army offensive against the group. >> now countries along the mikon river will hold talks to
combat drug trafficking in the golden triangle. the area where three places merge is a transit point for smuggling drugs. it's been known as one of the world's biggest opal producing region, other drugs are making an impact. >> it's been the early morning routine for 10 years. this man readyies his nets. fishing it not easy it's more difficult in the golden triangle. a notorious region for drug trafficking. >> trying to avoid confrontation with drug traffickers. they use peers like this to off load drugs. i never talk to them as i fear for my life. >> thailand china, loose and denmark launched a programme
aimed at curbing illegal trafficking. >> since operations started, there has been an increase in rest and ceasures. >> translation: an arrest in one country can lead to an arrest in another country. it can lead to many of us and drug king pins. an example of that happened at the headquarters. officials will show how te impacts will be used to smuggle methamphetamines. loose thought the same thing on their side of the border. all forces involved know to keep an eye out for the tea pact. >> in four participating countries, 5,000 soldiers and police officers are directed by the coordination centre. each country that works in the provinces, bordering or are convicted to the triangle. operations ranging from anti-trafficking to breaking up
syndicates. >> they operate within their own territorial waters or borders. >> there are joint investigations, no organizations. >> it's trust building for them to work together on the same initiative at the same time. it's a lot of barriers that have to come down. they have to trust each other and work together. >> as night falls on a bend of the mooekon, there's hope for the fishermen who pull their livelihoods from the river. if the programme is successful we'll have less to worry about, as there'll be fewer traffic on the river now, british singer sara brightman's next performance will be out of this world, and we mean that literally. >> to sing in micro gravity is different to singing down here.
>> she'll be blasting off to the international space station in september. for now, she is working on what she'll sing with composer and husband andrew lloyd weber. >> you can keep up to date with all the news on the website at aljazeera.com. that's a rallying cry from ferguson, is that what happened to michael brown. >> there's nothing from credible witnesses or physical evidence that supports that. questions of fairness in prosecutor. >> there was a quantum leap made from the fact that my father was a police officer that killed in the line of duty 50 years ago. >> by a black man. >> yes.