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there at live from coming up thailand's supreme court is going to bring its corruption verdict against the former prime minister fled the country. as saudi arabia allowed women to drive for the very first time from next year. and . discovery has revealed a brand new work by one of the world's most popular authors more than a century after his death. iraq has over the kurdistan regional government to surrender control of its airports or face an embargo on international flights as part of mounting pressure on the kurdish leadership over its secession referendum on monday initial results showed most people voted yes in the non-binding poll reports from air built the rhetoric and threats continue and from both sides. if you look at me as i get
that i still is still occupying some parts of coke and some parts of the rock i sill is still a threat to the cities with some of the brothers in iraqi kurdistan a living we must not divide iraq according to or through all viral referendum that is completely rejected such language will go down well with the international community including the us and the e.u. each sent the timing of the vote could weaken iraq's unity at a time when the fight against terrorism is paramount. ela bhatt he says the kurdish referendum on independence was unconstitutional and the federal government will ignore the expected yes result. only a few minutes after all about his speech the kayleigh g president appeared on kurdish television masoud barzani invited in leaders of neighboring countries for dialogue but he remained defiant he said the wishes of iraq's kurds should be respected but. yes in the beginning we agreed on the constitution and partnership
and the role of the kurdistan region in the establishment of iraq is very clear but you violated every agreement there is no need for anger and threats you have only yourself to blame the results of the referendum on not binding but the kurdish president wants a mandate to push the bank that government into negotiations towards independence for iraq's kurds. neighboring countries such as turkey fearful of the effect such a drive towards independence by the iraqi kurds could have on their own large kurdish populations have threatened sanctions and even not ruled out military intervention against the kayleigh gee. that seems unlikely at this stage but the referendum is certainly increased tensions across the region already struggling to deal with so many problems and when the battle against terrorism is far from won. the federal government says storage is must hand over control of their airports by
friday or face a potential international air embargo the government also says that the k r g must hand over control of their international land borders by friday or neighboring countries will take control of them too the pressure on president barzani from both baghdad and the wider region continues to mount. erbil we know iran has vowed to stand with iraq and turkey against the outcome of the secession referendum the government says it's install new missile systems near the border with kurdish areas while turkey is threatening sanctions under simmons reports on the hob or on the turkey iraq border to flax now turkey and iraq on a battlefield that sends out a daily message it's addressed to iraqi kurds as they celebrated the referendum on the other side of this border these iraqi government troops were flown in to join the exercise. this exercise conveniently perhaps situated
right beside the main border crossing road between turkey and iraq really hasn't got a great deal of military significance it carries yet another political message to the iraqi kurds. the reason is that alongside the tank charges the political attacks coming from turkey are in line with the iraqi government's sentiment the kurdish leadership is being accused of treason by turkey's president. can alter their colors yet they'll be left in the lurch when we start imposing our sanctions will be over when we close the oil taps or the revenues will vanish and there will not be able to find food and clothes when our truck stop going into northern iraq these are the trucks he mentions hardball the only border crossing from turkey into northern iraq is one of the largest in the world for trade it's
worth more than eight and a quarter billion dollars of business a year to turkey if it closes it will be catastrophic for iraqi kurds it's estimated turkey supplies nearly seventy percent of their imported goods. nihad billy schick is a businessman dealing in exports he's a turkish kurd and he's anxious he says the situation could hurt both kurds and turks shonda obvious now there is tension in northern iraq really needs turkey in my view turkey also needs northern iraq because of domestic and other regional issues this bridge of friendship and trade should be destroyed on the contrary it should be reinforced. irwin's other threat is blocking kurdish oil exports shutting off a pipeline in which up to six hundred thousand barrels worth of oil a day flows through turkey the threats are being repeated with no action so far apart from simulated combat on the border it's holding back is aimed at pressuring
the iraqi kurds into some sort of u. turn it's hard to see that happening for now while armies make new alliances there is uncertainty and drew simmons al-jazeera war on the turkish iraqi border. at least thirty people have been killed in a u.s. led coalition air strike in the syrian city of raka the alliance is trying to drive i still out of the city which fell to the group in twenty fourteen. thailand's supreme court is reading out its verdict in the corruption trial of former prime minister yingluck shinawatra whose government was toppled in a twenty fourteenth who faces up to ten years in prison for negligence over rice subsidy scheme she hasn't attended the court amid speculation she may have fled the country let's get more now from wayne hay he joins us live from bangkok wayne so what are we expecting to happen there today given the false start last time. yes well as you know as you said the reading all that verdict has begun it starts
it's just over an hour ago that was a delayed start to the proceedings and it's expected it will take quite some time to get through all the reading all the statements all the verdicts before we hear that final decision on exactly what will happen with action and what there are nine supreme court judges who have been sitting during this case against the former prime minister so as i say it's expected the actual verdict reading will take quite some time if she's found guilty of negligence because of this rice pledging scheme as it was called while she was in power she faces ten years a maximum of ten years in jail and a lifetime ban from politics but as you mentioned she is not here for the second verdict reading days in a row she's failed to show and it's believed that she has fled overseas believe that she left a couple of days before the original date of august twenty fifth and it's believed she is in dubai which is where her brother lives taxon shinawatra now the former
type prime minister who is living in exile in dubai avoiding a jail sentence for abusing his power and weighing what effect could a guilty verdict have on the broader political situation in thailand. well i think there is no doubt that the chena wants you to watch in tax and they have a thai party enjoy a lot of support around the country still there are a couple of hundred people have turned up to the court here today to hear the verdict being. down by the supreme court judges there were a lot more people came on august twenty fifth but despite that support i think if there is a guilty verdict handed down it's highly unlikely we'll see any mass mobilization of supporters of yingluck shinawatra on the streets of thailand because really since her government was removed from office in a coup in two thousand and fourteen it's been very difficult if not impossible for those supporters for opponents of the military to mobilize anything on the streets the military government has been very effective really at stamping out any dissent
any significant vocal opposition against its rule and we've had promises of elections from the military government they have been pushed back time and again the latest is that they're saying that there will be an election sometime towards the end of next year and still they it seems highly unlikely that they will allow any significant political statements to be made in terms of people coming out onto the streets when hey they're in bangkok wayne thank you. now women will be allowed to drive in saudi arabia for the very first time from june next year king solomon's issued a decree ending the kingdom status as the only country in the world where it's forbidden reports. activists like dr mcgee how other jews have been lobbying for decades for the kingdom of saudi arabia to allow women to drive and instead again. again i'm ready my daughter is ready and also society is ready how much longer can
we live in an oppressive society that prevents us from our full rights. by next summer dr mcgee how will be allowed to drive without risking arrest fines and punishment the new policy will allow women to obtain a driver's license without having to ask permission of the husband father or male guardian the kingdom's representative to the united nations talk about the policy during a meeting at the un this is a historic day for saudi society for men and women and we can now say at last so you arabia is hoping the policy will help the economy and increased role of women in the workforce as part of the economic reform agenda and the efforts to streamline the amount of money that the state spends on its citizens with diminished oil revenue the idea of including more women into the labor force would definitely help and so driving is is one mechanism to increase women's economic participation in almost anybody can be seen by the other activists reacted
on social media mundo a shot of as a saudi women's rights advocate who was arrested for posting a video of herself driving in two thousand and eleven to protest the law in a tweet celebrating the decree she used to house times women to drive and daring to drive she also said the fight for equality in saudi arabia is far from over i grew up in ultra conservative society the united states also welcomed the move by the kingdom well they were happy we're happy we're certainly happy to hear that if saudi women are now able to drive certainly here in the united states we would certainly welcome that and so i think it's a great step in the right direction for that country. another step that's been lauded by rights activists. over the weekend for the first time women were allowed to enter the king fahd stadium to celebrate the eighty seventh anniversary of the kingdom's foundation. with the saudi women are going to do anything they respected and have proven themselves in every field they're not so
weak as to be contained to one place. the right for women to drive may be a welcome step but some human rights organizations say the kingdom has a long way to go in guaranteeing equal rights for not only women but for minorities like those who are subjected to hate speech and violent attacks culture dirge on al-jazeera. also to come here in al-jazeera including the u.s. president plans to visit hurricane hit puerto rico but not before sparking controversy over its financial debt. and tens of thousands are leaving bali indonesia has for the eruption of a full volcano in that state. i think they may well see further showers across northern parts of the middle east the red face of right now look at the cloud coming out of turkey
a little area cloud across northern parts of turkey and that's going to just make its way towards the caspian sea some showers there into armenia and georgia pushing in on because he somewhat well increasingly wet weather as he go on into with as they come a little further south maybe even northern parts of iran could see some clouds and some right elsewhere across the middle east it's going to be well hot and dry thirty seven in baghdad thirty eight in kuwait city and thirty eight celsius here in doha as we go on through where to stay abu dhabi with similar values much as touch forty in riyadh i think here in doha it will be a long time before we see forty degrees again hopefully that will be into next year five enjoy then lots of sunshine coming through. i see sunshine too across the good parts of southern africa but for the southern tate and for the east and you might just see what a little area cloud just making its way up into mozambique could just drag a few showers in from mozambique chattily eastern side of bob i could see
a little bit of wet weather as we go on through i mean while the showers continue across central africa all the way to the gulf of guinea and for a good parts of west africa. through a break. like blanket coverage follows experts and politicians often platitudes and sound bites strong and stable leadership trying to play the media and shape the message in an age of simplistic narratives the listening post critiques the mainstream response today and the two hundredth day of this administration exposing the influences that drive the headlines at this time on al-jazeera.
welcome back a quick reminder of the top stories here on al-jazeera iraq of the kurdistan regional government to surrender control of example face an embargo on international flights as part of mounting pressure on the kurdish leadership. referendum on monday initial results most people voted in the non-binding polls. women will not be allowed to drive in saudi arabia for the very first time next year king solomon has issued a decree ending the kingdom status to any country in the world. and thailand's supreme court is reading out its verdict in the corruption trial of former prime minister. whose government was toppled in a twenty four who faces up to ten years in jail for negligence of a rice subsidy scheme she has attended the court amid speculation she and i fled the country. now the u.s.
defense secretary has arrived in afghanistan's capital for an unannounced visit with james mattis his first trip to kabul since president announced a change in afghan policy trump wants the u.s. to focus on fighting armed groups rather than nation building following the war mattis is expected to hold talks with president ghani and other ministers. the un says the number of range of refugees escaping violence in maine miles rakhine state has risen to four hundred eighty thousand more than forty thousand and fled to bangladesh in the past two days alone and that's put a strain on resources that extra shelters are needed for about six thousand children who cross the border without their parents with a range of prices affecting areas across me and the military crackdown in rakhine state is making international companies reconsider their investments stop hiding reports from me in laws largest city and commercial center young gone. like this abandon fun park in central europe gone much of the country is still
waiting for the development and foreign investment many hoped would come hopes were high when sanctions were lifted and the country was reconnected to the world after nearly five decades of military control the west has started to invest here but remains limited the main trading partners are still myanmar's neighbors. hoping to change that trade groups are working to encourage more businesses and investment from europe and the united states. but they have run into a problem political fallout from the refugee crisis in myanmar's rakhine state after a recent six country tour in europe to drum up investment a member of one group said the treatment of revenge it was brought up everywhere they went and that was before the recent violence in rakhine that sent hundreds of thousands fleeing into bangladesh the crisis is having a knock on effect with small business managers some clients at this tour company have canceled or postponed their trips not only for. the sake of industry
because we within over twenty one years into his industry we face a lot of you know prizes and challenges. laws and regulations of foreign investment are changing after years of being closed. continued international condemnation and concern over the right hinge or crisis could have an impact on foreign help on big infrastructure projects like the much needed upgrades on yangon energy railways. china has been a longtime main trading partner with myanmar going back to the days of military rule myanmar's leaders are working to diversify and move away from heavy reliance on trade with china want to congress feels that if western nations start to slow investment because of the range of prices it could force me and mark to remain reliant on china. still in the.
investment agreement. even this is in the process. have some. so even in the best of conditions more time is needed to attract foreign investment myanmar hopes to land but right now with the world watching events in rakhine it might be pushed farther down the track it's got harder al-jazeera yangon. kenyan police have used tear gas to disperse protesters in the capital nairobi opposition supporters were demanding the removal of electoral commission members accused of vote rigging and president. the supreme court invalidated president his victory citing a regular opposition leader says he won't take part in next month's repeat on the electron officials. at the protest when things turn violent.
thirty supports. the touch. us president donald trump plans to go to the territory of puerto rico next tuesday he also gave details of the government's increased assistance. million people affected by hurricane maria the reports. widespread shortages and desperation now being reported across puerto rico six days after maria hit but at the white house donald trump was congratulatory about the relief efforts everybody has said it's amazing the job that we've done in puerto rico we're very proud of and i'm going there on tuesday and i think we've done a really good job we're continuing to we are literally unloading on an hourly basis water food supplies the federal emergency management agency says it's provided millions of meals liters of water and shelter u.s. navy says it will dispatch a hospital ship to the territory yet amid criticism of the u.s.
administration is not acting speedily to help on monday the governor of puerto rico felt he had to remind the mainland but his territories three point four million people were american citizens in fact a recent survey found that forty one percent of americans didn't think they were with a further fifteen percent unsure the speaker of the house of representatives attempted to change that perception this is our country and these are our fellow citizens they need our help and they're going to get our help on tuesday the governor said he'd spoken to president trump this was his response when asked whether he thought the president cared about his territory i am confident that he does and i fully expect his support. this effort he has. made that clear to me personally personally so you know and again i want to thank him for acting quickly and some of these things over there also specials that the u.s. is priorities are not just humanitarian work to rico is massively in debt to wall street and don't trust monday night tweets appeared to reassure the bankers that no
debts would be forgiven despite the disaster much of the island was destroyed with billions of dollars owed to wall street and the banks which sadly must be dealt with he tweeted in addition questions are being raised as to why the hundred year old jones act isn't being lifted under the u.s. ships and crews can dock in puerto rico with supplies which is long and the price of goods here is far. but on the mainland this also means neighboring countries are unable to give direct help now the administration dismissed such concerns you mobilize you if you send them in because it has more space what. types of. brain it's estimated to put a record will be without electricity for between four to six months the u.s. congress is expected to begin discussing long term relief efforts sometime next month she ever turns the al-jazeera you know president trump says of a war breaks out between the united states on north korea that it would be
devastating for the leader kim jong un is the latest statement in the ongoing exchange of tough words between the two countries here's our white house correspondent kimberly how can the trump administration is continuing to put pressure on north korea at a joint press conference here in the white house rose garden appearing alongside the spanish prime minister donald trump was asked about the statements by north korea's foreign minister that effectively the united states had declared war on north korea did not back down saying he will exercise the military option if necessary if we take that option it will be devastating i can tell you that devastating for north korea that's called the military option you have various administrations many administrations which left me a mess but i'll fix the mess the u.s. is also putting pressure on north korea financially the treasury department on tuesday and now it's a new round of economic sanctions against twenty six individuals with ties to north
korea's financial industry as well as north korean banks the u.s. says that those banks are closely linked to north korea's nuclear weapons program. a major volcanic eruptions expected imminently on the indonesian island of bali that in hundreds of volcanic earthquakes around the area of mount a goon with magma bubbling in its crater tens of thousands of residents and tourists have been moved to temper shelters lost on mount agung erupted was over fifty years ago when it killed more than eleven hundred people under serious step vastness about ten kilometers from the volcano. well i first want to give you a good look. looking very peaceful but inside there's a lot of stuff going on occasionally we can actually see some white plume coming out of the volcano which means that this is. just coming from the pressure and he that's building up inside and also pushed to the surface and that of course has to
go through this layer of crust on the top and that will be the beginning of an eruption nobody knows exactly what. you were saying can a quake you have to say because. it's from a means that it's already about to erupt but. they are. here a very large one what happened one day on tuesday it was like four point three one . which is really significant so a lot of people of course are very worried about what's going to happen the social media site twitter is to stop limiting people's posts to just one hundred forty characters the site will now give people twice the space a full two hundred ninety to write their messages the change is currently an experiment but is likely to be rolled out to all views of soon now u.s. author mark twain died more than
a century ago but his fans can still look forward to a brand new work notes of a bedtime tale told by twain to his children have now been turned into a book christians believe me as the story. a poor boy along with his animal friends finds himself on a quest to rescue a kidnapped prince it's a character conceived by the american literary icon mark twain but brought to life more than one hundred years after his death the journey of this children's book starts here in hartford connecticut this house was where the major creative period of mark twain's life happens this is where the author whose real name was samuel clemens honed his craft writing the adventures of tom sawyer huckleberry finn and the prince and the popper his home was a place for imagination and creativity and his daughters encouraged him to tell them stories on an almost nightly basis and every story had to be different and if
any element of any story seemed to be the same as an earlier one he had to go back and start over again think of what that does to your creative process as a storyteller that you have to come up with something brand new on an almost nightly basis the prolonging of prince oleo margarine comes from a long clemens family tradition of telling bedtime stories it's based on a fairy tale he first told his daughters in paris one that the authors hope will continue to resonate with children for generations to come. the story was just sixteen pages of twain's handwritten scribbles when it was discovered in the archives several years ago the husband and wife duo philip in aaron stead were tasked with turning twain's unfinished notes into a full children's book it wasn't necessarily our job to please mark twain it was actually our job to please mark twain's daughters because that was who the story was for originally when he was telling it the stead's had to make a few critical choices along the way one of the most notable illustrating the
protagonist is black and the simple answer is that that's who i saw when i was thinking of the story a lot of a lot of people are sort of suggesting that twain wouldn't have made that choice that character wouldn't be a person of color in tweens original vision i would argue that maybe it would have been an eight hundred seventy nine but anybody who studied tween knows that tween. changed radically from the beginning it was created the end of his career perhaps that's why his insights on american life remain as relevant as ever a literary tradition has modern co-writers hope to continue christian salumi al-jazeera hartford connecticut. look at the might of the top stories here on al-jazeera iraq has ordered the kurdistan regional government to surrender control of its airports or face an embargo on international flights as part of mounting pressure on the kurdish
leadership over its secession referendum on monday initial results showed most people voted yes in the non-binding poll well the president of the kurdish autonomous region must have better sahni says baghdad should use dialogue instead of threats. we should all step out of our political shoes and i ask you all i also all the brothers when the results of the referendum is announced to behave in a civil manner and express their love and not to fire a shot so that we don't affect that peace at least thirty people have been killed in a u.s. led coalition air strike in the syrian city of raka the alliance is trying to drive isolate of the city which fell to the group in twenty fourteen thailand's supreme court is reading out its verdict in the corruption trial of former prime minister yingluck shinawatra. who was government was toppled in a twenty fourteen coup faces up to a decade in jail for negligence over a rice subsidy scheme she hasn't attended the court amid speculation she may have
fled the country. but u.s. defense secretary has arrived in afghanistan's capital for an unannounced visit it's james mattis his first trip to kabul since president trump announced a change in afghan policy trump wants the u.s. to focus on fighting armed groups rather than nation building following the war matus is expected to hold talks with president ashraf ghani and other government ministers women will be allowed to drive in saudi arabia for the first time from june next year king solomon has issued a decree ending the kingdom status as the only country in the world where it's forbidden the un says the number of ranger refugees escaping violence in myanmar rakhine state has risen to four hundred eighty thousand more than forty thousand have fled to bangladesh in the past two days. kenyan police have used tear gas that a person disperse protesters in the capital nairobi opposition supporters were demanding the removal of electoral commission staff accused of vote rigging in
august presidential election supreme court invalidated president kenyatta victory citing irregularities well those are the headlines the news continues here on al jazeera after the listening posts that you're going to watch. too often on the streets of india where you are victims but a new force is at play. female police officers are combative sexual assault and domestic abuse. but changing society is a challenge. and so is life behind the badge for india. at this time. hillary clinton in her own words on feel like you were standing for the right also refusing to accept what i am for being on all the biggest political up.