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but on has been sick of this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up russian and syrian troops launch an attack to retake the last major i still controlled city in syria. and going catalonia tray european arrest warrant is issued for the region's president. president trump heads for a twelve day trip certain to test his diplomatic skills. lebanon's prime minister has. already made the sudden announcement in a televised statement from the saudi capital riyadh he suggested that his life was in danger and blamed iran for meddling in arab affairs. in the team and we asked to whom. i hereby announce my resignation as prime minister from the lebanese government knowing that the will of the lebanese are stronger and that
determination is that force and will overcome attempts to impose. over them from powers either inside or outside of our country long live the people of lebanon. well lebanon politics has been a complex minefield of competing regional and sectarian interests the president must be a maronite christian the prime minister a sunni muslim and the speaker of parliament a shia muslim the country's broadly split between two political camps a u.s. and saudi backed alliance and a pro syrian coalition. to have had differences on how to run the country leading to the collapse of the government at least three times in two thousand and five twenty eleven and twenty thirteen sadly haiti is lebanon's most influential sunni politician and a fierce critic of iran and hezbollah but starting in two thousand and eleven he spent three years in self-imposed exile in saudi arabia and france after a hezbollah led the alliance left his government and he returned to lebanon in two
thousand and fourteen two years later lebanon's parliament swore in a new cabinet dominated by hezbollah and its allies it was a huge political victory for the iran back group leader turned to the prime minister's office after hezbollah backed candidate michele our own became president let's go now to. who is in beirut for us so india's what has been the reaction there to this sudden decision by lebanon's prime minister to resign. has a lot of shock at a lot of disbelief we've course but reaching out to as many people as we can since this announcement was made as speaking to those who are close to the prime minister then telling al-jazeera they're just as surprised as anyone else they had no idea that this sort of resignation was coming they had no clue that the prime minister was going to step down and certainly had no indication that the prime minister had feared for his life that he'd feared that he may be assassinated much like his
father was in two thousand and five his father of course repeat career a former leader of lebanon a very powerful imposing figure here in lebanon on the who was killed as we've been saying in two thousand and five mr hariri saying that that in part is why he stepped down from the job now as we've been saying we have of course been reaching out to get reaction to this resignation we have heard from the president's office president michel own michel and saying that he has no statement at this stage that he's waiting for mr hariri to come back to beirut so that they can discuss why he has stepped down from this job but we have to remember a husband that saad hariri is as we've been saying a very powerful figure in lebanese politics a very long time figure in lebanese politics but he was in self-imposed exile mainly in saudi arabia for around three years only returning last year and in
december became prime minister so some suspect that there is a chance that he may not come back to lebanon but he may not come back to beirut to answer all these questions which are now swirling around him and a den a big question of course is where lebanon goes from here particularly since up to this point it has been able to shield itself largely from the effects of the civil war in neighboring syria. indeed and that's a very good point and when we look at the political system around the situation here in lebanon lebanon is no stranger to political ups and downs no stranger to political turbulence but the concern here is that the vacuum left by this resignation could lead to much bigger problems much bigger challenges and perhaps more significantly more regional play more regional shifts here at play as well
some are suggesting that hezbollah which of course is a very powerful political social and military movement here in lebanon which is very closely allied with iran that is fighting on the ground in syria alongside the syrian president bashar al assad they are considerable gains in the last year or so in syria and the suggestion here is that we've been hearing that other countries that are opposed to iran and indeed hezbollah may also enter the fray there's some suggestion that washington and indeed the administration of donald trump may impose fairly harsh sanctions on hezbollah this is something that has been discussed for many months now at this stage those sanctions haven't materialized in a significant way and some are suggesting that we could see that if we see sanctions on hezbollah we now have this vacuum within the prime ministership many believe this could be leading lebanon to some very dark times indeed in t.l.c.'s
life wish there from day we thank you how do these comments about outside meddling in arab affairs are likely to find an eagle audience in the champ ministration mike hanna has more from washington. the trumpet ministration is known for its and to proceed towards iran the country that. hariri appears to hold responsible for executing it has many as he says so we would be likely to hear from the trump administration and indeed from the secretary of state who's also known for his strong n.t. iran feelings that there is some form of truth to hariri claims that his life is in danger and that iran is bent on to see the stabilizing the region through its surrogates hezbollah however it is known as well hariri is seen by his critics as a stooge of saudi arabia saudi arabia very close ties with the u.s.
under the trump administration so once again we heard too from the iranian foreign ministry adviser that this is all the work of some kind of conspiracy between saudi arabia and the u.s. but as yet no comment from any official u.s. source president trump is on an asian trip at the moment so the white house is dark so to speak at this particular point. let's get the view from at tehran now zain basra v is live for us from the iranian capital so zain what are we hearing and well this come as a surprise to iranian leaders. so far we are still waiting to get for official word from anyone in your iranian leadership but a senior adviser to the foreign minister mohammad javad zarif has been speaking to local channels and he said that the resignation of the lebanese prime minister is a mistake and it will be a mistake not just for the government but it will have negative repercussions for
the people of lebanon and he put a finger at the united states and saudi arabia saying those countries in terms of their policies in the region thrive on creating crises right by creating chaos and this is exactly the kind of thing that they do to try to create division to the middle east as far as it being a surprise it's hard to say at this point in time. all i can do is point she she leading on friday that occurred between the senior advisor mr bush. to his visor to the state leader here he was in beirut for a conference he met with. and the message going out from the government to people in iran as well as to the world is that the relationship with lebanon on the positive ones that are uninsured hold so i think through all of the support he has from governments over the picture being painted a very positive working relationship so this may well come as a surprise but we should look for. thanks for that.
now am military assault to push i saw out of the last trip of land under its control in syria is underway russian jets are pounding the city on the syria iraq border and the day it is or countryside six civilians were killed after residential areas were hit the syrian army's elite forces and the iranian backed shia militia and hezbollah fighters and leading the operation on the ground on friday i saw was pushed out of barriers or city the last major urban stronghold in the country. is tracking those developments for us from gaziantep on the turkey syria border. the russians are multiplying their strikes against isis positions in the hope is to be able to break the defense lines of i.c.l. to pave the way for the syrian army to move into the heart of the town of. finds itself in a very delicate situation it's sandwiched between two armies vastly superior in
number and in the iraqi army in the south and the syrian army which is moving from the west and trying to lay a siege on the town of book i say is left with very few options to continue the fight but then this will come with a huge price there is a civilian population which is trapped into the city and there's absolutely no way they can defeat two armies coming from two areas or there's often a. fleeing or escaping book about into a vast desert area to the east the problem with this option is that the desert area is totally exposed the moment they move in convoys they would be intercepted and there would be. they might come under attack from the russian warplanes which fly over the areas nonstop so this is a delicate situation for i still it's a crucial moment they want to continue the fire they want to hold the world they're still there but they know that if they lose the book this is going to be the
beginning of the end for their presence in syria. european arrest warrants been issued for the deposed catalan president karla's put him on spanish prosecutors want to investigate him for rebellion and sedition over last month's declaration of independence but the sacked leader has missed two days of court hearings in madrid he's in brussels where he intends to challenge the attempt to extradite him to spain but he's also said he will cooperate with the belgian authorities they have twenty four hours to respond to the european arrest warrant several months aides as well are being sought by andrew symonds has travelled to karla's pretty mom's home town of hirano where he says the mood surrounding the catalonia crisis is mixed. them or maybe a wanted man in belgium but here he's being followed all the way and supported not surprisingly perhaps this is his home city there is a mixed feeling here right now because this is first of all week a time for celebration but also as you can see from this building behind me the
city hall there's a black drape across the building that's to represent sadness at the jailing of eight ministers ministers from the cabinet and the flags the spanish national flag has been taken down a far as the festival goes people are continuing with the events they wanted to go ahead with but the final fanaa lee is being canceled that's a firework display and lots more the general feeling here is that people intend to protest peacefully they don't want to stop and that applies to both sides of the equation we're going to take a quick break now but when we come back we take a look at a new report documenting the millions of children across the world war affected by nutritional problems.
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and again you're watching al-jazeera stories this hour lebanon's prime minister saddle harry has resigned he made the sudden announcement in a televised statement from riyadh saudi suggested his life was in danger and blamed iran for meddling in arab affairs. morris now from. where he joins me now is a professor of contemporary history of the middle east in qatar so the big question is now for for lebanon for what sort of shape the government takes now and what the future holds for the country. i think has and this is a nation more uncertainty to the political sphere and lebanon the more. questions
and there's more question about the future political process in lebanon there are two two major things i think. sort of ramification of this as a nation the first one is who will be the new prime minister. after this because we know that as you mentioned. before that he should be a sunni. so the only figures are very you know a few of the names are on the road that's one the second one is the future of lebanon and this confrontation between so there will be on the iran what what is the role of lebanon and this ongoing confrontation and i think those two. will shape will shape the future of the new government in lebanon and a lot of people might be surprised to hear sandra harry talking about his life being in danger if he could be a target of assassination but for people who are familiar with the politics in
lebanon this has a personal residence for him doesn't it because his father was was murdered in broad daylight more than a decade ago i think i think this statement is very strong statement to say that his his personal life is in danger and reminding the lebanese of the situation pretty. you know july two thousand and five. of his father and i think this also tells that there is no communication between him and the president the president says in his statement reacting to this resignation that he will talk about the reason why this initially it seems that the prime minister is not going back to lebanon in the light of the statement that his there is life in danger which basically raising more questions about the political the political process and the relationship between the. president of lebanon and his prime minister as well in the past and where does lebanon sit right now in terms of the shifting
sands in the broader middle that is very important to us and we are witnessing serious change on the alliance in the region for example there is a new chapter of the relationship between hamas and hezbollah. there was a there was a meeting between has on the line and. the number two in. just a few days ago. we witness also communication between hamas and lebanon it seems there is a changing of the alliances this means but basically the division based on civilian dimension is not really as is being seen there is a shift we witness also lebanese government sending its own ambassador to syria it seems there is a serious changes on the political alliance and i think this shifting sands will produce more change in the light of this is a nation as well all right now to the way thanks very much.
now u.s. president donald trump has visited pearl harbor during a stopover in hawaii as he begins his first a visual visit to asia or was the scene of a surprise attack by japan in one nine hundred forty one the plunge the u.s. into world war two on of the thousands of americans who were killed in that attack from the tour de trip will take him to japan south korea china vietnam and the philippines eleven resnick is a u.s. foreign policy and security analyst he says the visit comes at a crucial time for the two allies. what a president of bitch will skepticism about the value of american allies for a prime minister of a really wants to make sure that when president trump is in the region when he's injured that he continues to be able to rely on the united states and its security umbrella at a time when most korea is becoming more and more of a of a threat to japan so in light of trump sort of longtime skepticism of the value of
american allies. really wants to solidify the alliance given his lack of interest in policy given his reluctance to travel he's easily irritated i think that it's it's going to be difficult for u.s. allies and strategic partners to get much out of this visit i think they're just hoping that if he doesn't do anything to disrupt relations. with their respective states especially japan this is the probably the most critical u.s. ally in the region a u.s. soldier who left his post in afghanistan and two thousand and nine will not a prison sentence the u.s. military judge ruled the bowe bergdahl will instead be given dishonorable discharge prosecutors want to fourteen years in a military prison for desertion and putting his fellow troops fellow soldiers in harm's way but doll was held by the taliban for five years off to walking away from
his base. a nearly every country in the world is affected by poor nutrition that is the stark finding of this year's global nutrition report it says that's a big burden on the one hundred forty countries that were studied report says one hundred fifty five million children under five are stunted meaning they are not as tall as they should be for their age fifty two million children worldwide do not weigh as much as they should according to their height a condition defined as being wasted obesity as well as on the rise in nearly every country affecting two billion people third of men and women in north africa and north america for example are obese and it's affecting children as well from rich and poor countries with forty one million under the age of five classified as overweight attention as report looks in yemen where war has left millions of people without access proper access to food and
a warning you might find some of the images in her report disturbing you know arms and legs like twigs barely able to hold her head up and looking more like a child saida became a haunting reminder of yemenis suffering last year. this year nineteen year old saeed is strong enough to smile play with her siblings and even do chores for her family of ten but she's still suffering she can't chew her diet consists of biscuits milk and juice and she didn't have enough energy for an interview. seven i cannot afford her medical treatment it's costly in the end i gave up some benevolent people came to help and took her for treatment now she's back here but still not well. the global nutrition report says almost every country is grappling with serious nutrition issues ranging from what it calls undernourishment to
obesity that means millions of stunted children and mimic women and a rise in obesity across the globe in yemen the issue is exacerbated by a more than two and a half year war that's created what the u.n. describes as the worst humanitarian crisis in the world earlier this year it warned that yemen and twenty million people across africa were at risk of starvation latina woman at the national mall in yemen there are more than ten million children and done need of humanitarian aid one and a huff million of suffering from malnourishment and three hundred seventy thousand from acute mel nourishment saeeda tripled her weight in the last year but her father earns only a dollar a day and says he needs help feeding his family lives and that i will add it to the aid is not reaching us if you're destined to receive
a bag of flour it takes ages the global nutrition report says forty five percent of children in the world die from nutrition related issues yet only one percent of global aid is earmarked for addressing them that's why there's an urgent call for greater funding and understanding that properly nourished people are the engines of economic development natasha going to zero. liberia's presidential election runoff has been delayed as the supreme court investigates allegations of electoral fraud the vote marking the country's first democratic transition of power was due to take place next tuesday the court will rule on monday on a petition filed against the national election commission by liberty party candidate came in third. as more from liberia's capital monrovia. one of the presidential aspirants in the october tenth election mr charles brown skin is asking the court to stop the runoff from taking place on tuesday and that was the
case the supreme court in the building behind me a listen to on friday afternoon whatever the decision of the court on monday next week it will definitely impact on the conduct of the runoff of the current if the court decides that the runoff should continue but mr brown skin is actually asking for the cancellation of the runoff and of course the court should consider looking at the possibility of doing a rerun of the election itself now the election commission suspended all activities that we training of elections stop as well as the distribution of crucial voting materials to all the regions in liberia because of this case now the question on the minds of liberians is that the decision of the court in part on the handover date how will it affect the transition what will people see they go ahead with the election we see a transitional government what will happen they are going to vote for
a president who will freeze legal action in court as the general re handover date yes these are the questions many liberians are asking right now in mexico has made its biggest on shore oil discovery in fifteen years president enrique pena nieto says the fuel discovered by the state oil company pemex could contain around one and a half billion barrels of crude the site is close to existing infrastructure and that should make development costs low. has just made a significant discovery of an oil and gas reserve in the coastal open in very crude south a very to support let me tell you that the preliminary findings indicate there is a volume of one point five billion barrels of crude oil this represents a total reserve of about three hundred fifty million barrels of proven probable reserves but chile is now one of the world's leaders in clean renewable energy it is helping the country's economy grow and attracting investors this you know when
gets a tour of south america's first geothermal power plant the most ambitious clean energy project in the western hemisphere. in the world's driest desert endless solar energy panels took up the highest radiation levels on the planet chile has practically no oil resources and always struggled to produce energy but that was before it discovered its infinite potential for renewable alternatives. accelerated technological changes have made these renewable energy resources much more competitive for generating electricity than fossil fuels. there's another advantage there's no need to expropriate land or displace entire communities or flood for tile fields as with hydroelectric dams for example the at that comet desert is practically barren but paradoxically it's immensely rich in minerals and of course sunlight but there is more above the desert is another extraordinary source of
energy volcanoes. at nearly five thousand meters above sea level this is the world's highest and most ambitious geothermal plant south america's first. steam is extracted from the belly of the volcano three thousand meters below it moves turbines that can produce electricity for one hundred and sixty five thousand homes. as the steam cools it injected back into the volcano to be converted again into steve this energy is an energy that is available twenty four hours a day all days all season the whole year it's a base load energy resource which is the great. handicap of renewable energy the c.e.o. of n l green power came for the official launch of the plant as did president michelle bachelet she says chile is on track to become seventy percent reliant on renewable energy by two thousand and fifty almost double the current rate.
nearby the tiny desert town of oh yeah way is already reaping the benefits it's now getting electricity twenty four hours a day means that light bulb will inside buying won't go out after midnight and if they medallist now we can store perishable things like meat and chicken and have ice cream to. technology has been helped by chile's unique geography vast fields and volcanoes along the andes mountains and wind farms running four thousand kilometers from the desert to the magellan straits are turning this country into a renewable energy leader. newman i'll just see that setup of a yawn chili. this is just a let's get a round up of the top story lebanon's prime minister. has. made the sudden
announcement in a televised statement from the saudi capital riyadh saudi suggested his life was in danger and blamed iran for meddling in arab affairs. team and we are said to whom i love ninety year are year by unanswered my resignation as prime minister from the lebanese government knowing that the will of the lebanese are stronger and there to malaysia is that fatah and will overcome your attempts to impose and over them from powers either inside or outside of our country long live the people of lebanon. in syria a military assault to push eisel out of the last strip of land it controls is underway russian jets have been pounding the city. on the syria iraq border and the day it is or countryside six civilians were killed after residential areas were here syrian army's elite forces and iran bank shia militia and hezbollah fighters are leading the operation on the ground on friday i saw was pushed out of deities
or city the armed groups last major urban stronghold in the country and international arrest warrant has been issued for the deposed catalunya president carter's pushing on along with several of his aides here in belgium where he fled after the declaration of catalan independence good human spoke earlier on belgian t.v. and criticize spain for what he described as politicizing of the of the justice system a u.s. president donald trump has visited pearl harbor on a stopover in hawaii as he starts his first official visit to asia where harbor was the scene of a surprise attack by japan in one thousand nine hundred one the plunge the u.s. into world war two twelve day trip will take him to japan south korea china vietnam and the philippines. a u.s. soldier who deserted his post in afghanistan back in two thousand and nine will not serve a prison sentence military judge ruled both bergdahl will instead be given a dishonorable discharge prosecutors wanted fourteen years in
a military prison for desertion and putting his fellow soldiers in harm's way bergdahl was held by the taliban for five years after walking away from his base those are the headlines. germany is hosting this year's climate talks from the united states out of the cars agreement what now for the global effort to tackle climate change the now this is a live reports from the climate conference in bonn and from the front lines of global warming climate as a west orange as you know. it's been a year since donald trump shot election victory and yet the controversies keep coming this week his former campaign chairman was charged with conspiring against the u.s. one another former campaign aide pleaded guilty to lying to the f.b.i. about his contacts with russia in this ad from special all challenge prominent conservative supporter and former president of the u.s. national rifle association david keene on president trump's record so far and ask when it comes to guns.