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three i didn't want to be the mayor of two cities i have and have not fought this discovery is how the disparity between rich and poor is brought to the surface in times of crisis this is someone's life who they are i don't see the culture of our . lives houston off to harvey at this time on al-jazeera. saudi arabia says the lebanese government and hezbollah will be dealt with as one declaring war against riyadh. and saudis anticorruption purge widens with the apparent backing of the us president.
later watching on his their arms a home run in doha these are our top stories coming up in the next half hour. we have a lot of mental health problems in our country as do other countries donald trump says the shooting of twenty six people in texas is a health issue not a gun control issue plus. i'm just feeling i'm saving nine lives right now so. yes i think anybody that loves sunny must think about it. it's a dog escort service passengers are asked to take stray dogs from new mexico to homes four thousand kilometers away. welcome to the program saudi arabia says lebanon will be dealt with as a government that's declared war against it is
a major development amid escalating tension in the region between saudi arabia and iran in comments to state media the saudi minister for golf fans return to the role of iran with lebanon to mia the lebanon based iran backed group hezbollah has committed acts of aggression has been accused of launching a ballistic missile targeting riyadh on saturday the for. a minister says a missile fired from yemen was supplied by iran while this all comes after lebanon's prime minister saad hariri resigned on saturday during a visit to the sari capital he blamed iran and hezbollah for me quote sowing strife in the region so in a call to reports now from beirut this wasn't just an opportunity to talk the meeting between the saudi king so man and saddle had e.d. was as much an attempt to deny reports the lebanese prime minister had been detained by authorities in the saudi capital after he announced his resignation on saturday how did his political opponents have been suggesting he was forced to step
down and is under house arrest in riyadh how did his decision to quit as prime minister brought down lebanon's coalition government a government that included hezbollah did blame hezbollah and its patron iran for meddling in arab affairs this plunged lebanon into a new political crisis and there are fears it may be at the forefront of the regional saudi iranian rivalry and lebanon are divided into similar parties to similar talks one is. and the other is process which means if things will be worth it means that can lead to confrontation between the two parties like what happened in two thousand and six two thousand and seven two thousand and eight and which can happen so that's why we should find a solution to keep or to save the decision. it might be a while before that happens lebanon's president michel aoun has been meeting with
representatives of the country's security agencies he is supposed to be holding parliamentary consultations to appoint a new prime minister but the constitutional process is now on hold. we have been told by the president that we won't take any decision before you know what the circumstances of her leader's resignation from the prime minister himself. it will be hard to find a prime minister to replace according to lebanon's power sharing deal he must be a son a muslim and if internal stability is to be men tamed he must be a consensual figure able to bring the rival parties together but this is not just a lebanese internal matter the saudi minister for gulf affairs ephemera upon says lebanon will no longer be the same after heady days resignation he says lebanese leaders have to choose between peace and terror in other words they have to move away from hezbollah a party that has allies members in government and parliament as well as an armed
wing the risk of an open ended political crisis is real and with that lebanon risks again being a battleground for others wars senator al jazeera beirut. well the pentagon has come out in support of saudi arabia mike hanna joins me now from washington d.c. it's an interesting statement but perhaps allows us to join the dots past of the way saudi arabia has been acting in recent days. well certainly that statement from the pentagon coming out to saying that it praised saudi arabia for what it called exposing saudi's role in yemen it also went tired of its way as well to say that saudi arabia was a much valued ally in attempts to stop what it called the iranian destabilization of the region so this is very clearly the pentagon putting its cards on the table making very clear that it fully back saudi arabia in recent events particularly the
ongoing war in yemen and of course the massive purge that happened in riyadh over the weekend with dozens of people arrested including several current and former ministers one of the richest men in the world so the pentagon coming out very tightly behind the saudi administration in particular behind the crown prince who has been heading that anti corruption committee set up by his father the king and which led to the massive purge of dozens of people who are for them and we'll leave it there mike thank you very much meanwhile hooty rebels in yemen are warning that sound ian demographically airports are within firing range and could be targeted next. you know what. we call all passengers an airline and not to be at any saudi port as they are legitimate military targets are missiles and we shoulda no responsibility of to such warning the continuation of
the aggression against us forces us to search with strong and perswade to respond to such aggression and. saudi arabia land sea and access to yemen since the hutus fired that ballistic missile towards riyadh on saturday the united nations says it's concerned the blockade could further hampered hamper humanitarian efforts. we're trying to see whether we can get our normal access restored and we're hopeful that we will be able to continue our normal operations we once more. underscore to all parties the need for regular humanitarian access to all parts of yemen that are in need while shares in several saudi arabian businesses have fall in the wake of a major crackdown on corruption as mike hanna mentioned just earlier one of the kingdom's largest travel companies filed by ten percent following the arrest of its founder nasser bin. but he's joined
a growing list of princes and ministers caught up in the purge widely seen as a move to consolidate the power of the crown prince mohammed bin samantha billionaire investor lead the bin talal is another one of the eleven detained on saturday he's a major shareholder in twitter twenty first century fox and citi group perhaps the most prominent official removed it was the head of the national guard prince mint there been a dollar he's the son of the late king of dollar and was considered a contender for the throne u.s. president donald trump has voiced support for saudi arabia's leaders tweeting i have great confidence in king saul man and the crown prince they know exactly what they're doing he added some of those they are harshly treating have been milking their country for years as this report. the streets of riyadh may still look the same but this week saudi arabia is significantly different than the one the world knew before the weekend responsible for
a quarter of the world's oil production saudi arabia has always been an absolute monarchy but within its political system there was a degree of power sharing between different branches of the royal family businessmen and religious institutions in order to ensure stability and security in the early hours of sunday however all of that was destroyed our royal decree ordered the arrest of several ministers princes and multibillionaires it was seen as the latest step by crown prince mohammed bin solomon in his quest for absolute power is kind to indicate to us that. it's clearing the ground for him as. being absent and he is not a dollar a thing any prince can only relate to minor princes it came less than five months after the thirty two year old prince orchestrated a coup against his uncle muhammad bin nayef replacing him as heir apparent that
move followed the much hailed riyadh summit with u.s. president donald trump notably those detained in this latest crackdown are being held at the same venue where trump was hosted among those arrested on sunday was prince and were leaving a billionaire who's assets include shares in twitter fox news and apple one of his company's kingdom holdings has reported a ten percent loss in value since news broke of his arrest. it is also the owner of rotana media group one of the arab world's most popular media outlets detained with him are the heads of other mass media corporations including n.b.c. group and a r.t. all of them arrested by the same royal decree saudi arabia's crown prince now has a large section of the entire arab world's media at his disposal muhammad bin said a man has spent the past two years positioning himself as a visionary willing to transform saudi arabia into a modern and liberal state he's pushed for
a review on the ban on women driving cars and has addressed several economic reforms in a bid to lure foreign investors but he's also spent millions of dollars on a devastating war in yemen that has achieved little aside from an outbreak of cholera and the deaths of thousands of people unemployment in saudi arabia remains high which is troubling considering the majority of saudis are under the age of thirty five and according to financial observers the kingdom's economy is in recession been sandman's policies may be bold and brave as his allies and supporters described them but those actions have also been criticized as the stabilizing and potentially very destructive. to the u.s. forces investigating how it handled the criminal records of the gunman behind sunday's attack on a church the recent days the gunman diven patrick healy had been sending text messages to his mother in law and she was
a member of the congregation at least twenty six people including children were killed in the attack castro has more from southern springs in texas. inside the white steepled sanctuary of the first baptist church of sutherland springs a scene of horror unfolded on sunday morning survivors described a young man wearing a skull mask and dressed for combat walked in and opened fire on men women and children the youngest victim killed was just a year and a half old why this trip why would you do this to people like that that are just praying there just were street why would you attack them on something said on the sunday when there defenseless police say people had nowhere to flee more than two dozen are dead and another twenty injured the victims account for a start only ten percent of the small town's population leaving a gaping hole in the community i've cried so much i don't even have the need to
hear the last two local men are credited with ending the gunman's rampage they shot and chased him from the church as i did what i thought i needed to do which is they said that there's a shooting i pursued and i just did what i thought was right that the gunman identified as twenty six year old devon kelly crashed his car and was found dead inside next to a cache of weapons police say they're narrowing in on a motive there was a domestic situation going on within this family. the suspect mother in law attended this church we know that he had made threaten threatening she had reset threatening text from him military officials say kelly received a bad conduct discharge from the air force three years ago after serving a year in jail for assaulting his then wife and child his parents in law were not present at sunday service it was rapid firing to. the f.b.i.
continues to process the crime scene outside of the church agents are now using metal detectors to sweep for discarded bullet casings it is startling to see this scene unfold on a field normally reserved for picnics and games but life in this community will never be the same again a time of peace a memory hi peter castro al-jazeera southerland springs texas while still ahead here on al-jazeera next stop cell donald trump drops of his visits to japan but is off to south korea to address growing nuclear tensions with pyongyang to stay with us. from the waves of the south. to the contours of the east. hello again the weather across the southern and eastern parts of china and taiwan
beginning to turn more unsettled rain coming in across taiwan heavy rain there for fuji and some showers likely for hong kong we've got the risk of showers also for central northern parts of vietnam and that cone intensifies head on through into wednesday with annoyed being included in the shower risk of that stage but brighter weather returning to those eastern parts of china across the rest of indochina we've got fine conditions for laos much of me and marshes not looking too bad certainly the far south would like to see significant showers and those showers also affecting the gulf of thailand region indeed there's a circulation of low pressure developing this region which could give further heavy rain and southwards through them in a plane sure to singapore in kuala lumpur it's looking pretty wet at times heavy showers for borneo and some heavy showers also likely for. me and that risk continues as we head on through into wednesday at that stage with some showers across southern parts of cambodia and into southern vietnam too so let's now head
across into say face here where the far south of india and sri lanka still seeing significant monsoon rain now the really wet day expected in chennai but further north still looking dry and fine nice day in delhi high sierra thirty. the weather sponsored by cattle and always. stand as the geology of both men resources and you're a very good why are they so who are the measures. we're trying to form a government that. the toxin when essentially now is the more we let place down the more they push back we knew it was coming the question was do we sit back and wait or do we surprise them with a preemptive strike. at this time i don't just say you're.
welcome back you're watching the al-jazeera news our i'm so rob these are our top stories saudi arabia has said that lebanon will be dealt with as a government that's declared war against it and it follows the resignation of lebanon's prime minister on saturday the minister for gulf affairs said that the lebanon based group hezbollah has committed acts of aggression. jazz and several side businesses have fallen in the wake of a major crackdown on corruption the arrests are widely seen as an attempt by the crown prince to consolidate power yes president donald trump has voiced support for saudis leaders tweeting i have great confidence in king's the man behind it didn't so much. the u.s. says it's investigating how it handled the criminal records of the gunman behind sunday church shooting in texas twenty six people including children were killed
when former devon patrick kelly and to the church and i put fire. now the carnage in texas is just the latest mass shooting in the united states the response is routine shock press and vigils and a refusal by politicians and lobbyists to seriously debates the call if she's particle he takes a look back at the history of gun violence in the us i want it could mean for the future this is a couple of dozen more states that are running out of the school and it wasn't the first mass shooting but it shocked the country columbine high school in colorado thirteen dead and you are getting a shot of the reality really that was one nine hundred ninety nine these scenes only continued to the point it can seem that nowhere is safe not a movie theater twelve an army base thirteen casualties a holiday party fourteen killed. a navy yard in washington d.c.
twelve more victims shot dead. a college thirty two killed it is an act of evil on a scale that we've never seen in this country before. this time the world heard what a mass casualty sounds like captured on cell phone video the sounds of a massacre underway. and then the unthinkable small children that should have been safe in their school mowed down by an automatic weapon young man wearing black and heavily armed entered the school and started firing the day they killed twenty small children the picture of innocence lost the nation more than a president demanded background checks for gun purchases the people overwhelmingly wanted it still it couldn't pass congress the powerful gun lobby won and it continued. we watched victims cower in the bathroom of a night club hidden amid some of the forty nine dead in florida. and then
last vegas an outside concert fifty eight killed more than five hundred people injured all shot by powerful weapons that the shooter legally altered so that they could fire at this rate. the white house didn't want to talk about guns after last vegas but some here on capitol hill were there were discussions that they could ban those kits that are used to make the guns fire so rapidly turns out though it was just talk now another twenty six dead added on to the long list of victims of gun violence but according to president trump it is still not time to talk about guns in america. we have a lot of mental health problems in our country as do other countries but this isn't a guns situation the trouble ministration and congress did do one thing about guns they got rid of a rule that would have kept severely mentally ill people from buying guns they are
just like turning kids covered in blood columbine happened more than eighteen years ago it is no longer listed among the top ten most deadly shootings the reaction of so many people today was oh no not again another high school columbine yes it would happen again again and again pedicle hain al-jazeera washington the us president has ramped up his first leg of his maiden daughter asia with a visit to japan and the nuclear threat posed by north korea dominated donald trump's discussions with prime minister shinzo all day both leaders agree the time for dialogue and what they call strategic patience is over tony betty reports from seoul and the public mood ahead of trump's next stop south korea. the u.s. has been flexing its military might for president trump's visit its state of the art u.s. b. one supersonic bomber has been flying close to the border with north korea in the
western pacific three u.s. carrier groups stand ready and in japan stealth bombers are we move to within striking distance tensions have been on the rise on the korean peninsula since the u.s. president and kim jong un began their war of words the north korean leaders planning to produce an intercontinental ballistic missile tipped with a nuclear warhead that could hit the u.s. mainland trump has vowed to stop that happening some south koreans are worried the president's saber rattling could provoke a conflict. so it's a rhetoric increases the possibility of war rather than decreases it is behavior raises a question about his qualifications as the leader of a country. rather than pressuring north korea with rhetoric a dialogue should take place for a peace treaty between north korea and the u.s. that this crisis can be addressed. before war breaks out south korea will be put in a grave danger. conservative south koreans however who've lived through the war
under the threat of several unpredictable north korean leaders see president trump similarly unpredictable character as an asset he believes trump who is a bit irrational could be a factor in rational approaches taken under the clinton and obama administrations and not work north korea develop a number of nuclear weapons new approaches like trump could solve the issue the threat of war is at its highest in years assessments commissioned by the u.s. congress estimate that if conventional war broke out in korea twenty to thirty thousand people would die every day some koreans remember the terrible human cost of the last war which ended sixty four years ago nearly three million people were killed during the three years of the korean war one point six million of them were civilians and no one here is under any illusions about just what another war would mean. south korea's liberal president moon j. in insist that dialogue is the only way to resolve the crisis which donald trump has called appeasement and our policy is not an appeasement but
a realistic one with no alternative taking military options to take out north korea's nuclear weapons which trump mentioned in other words staging a war to end north korea's nuclear program would be a very foolish policy has been little rhetoric coming from the north korean leader recently state media has been releasing pictures of him focusing on economic development such as visiting farms and cosmetic factories but no one is discounting the possibility that behind the smiles he's planning something to mark donald trump's visit tony berkeley al-jazeera soul zimbabwe's president robert mugabe has fired the vice president emerson and longer guar my ghar ways mcgarvie is action removes one of the leading contenders to become his successor his wife grace is now the frontrunner ninety three robert garvey has been president of zimbabwe for almost thirty years liberia's presidential runoff election has been indefinitely postponed by the supreme court less than
a day before polls were due to open it follows allegations of fraud from the party that came third in the vote last month but as it is or supports from monrovia there could be more legal hurdles ahead. it's official liberians and going to the polls this week some party some like massive irregularities in the october turn the election enough to overturn the result justices of the country's supreme court say i don't know cannot be held without first addressing those complaints for the candidate of the liberty party the verdict is of indication the four. but this is. so we believe that we have sufficient evidence to. the decision of the election commission the election commission says it will respect the court order we. are ready. for this matter and
resume immediately and i. and vice president joseph are due to face each other in the second round vote what . is the judgment will effect the country's transfer of power. to be sworn in by mid january next year and some liberians wonder if the election commission can resolve the complaint before it and still go ahead with a runoff. if there are no father legal challenges petitioners indicate that there are as they question the ability of the election to hold a free and credible vote they considering going back to the top court again that's so mean that the supreme court would order a rerun we will book it in for the. election commission and the recounting of a new commission which could mean that liberians may have to wait
a bit longer to get a new president. prominent egyptian human rights lawyer says he'll challenge president of the c.c. in next year's presidential election the opposition leader rose to prominence after bringing a case against the government when it agreed to handover two red sea islands to saudi arabia last year. good god we still have hope to have more egyptians campaign against the sectarian violence by those who claim to be the guardians of good faith of good ethics we need all the people that met in the january twenty fifth revolution to work again to get up again collectively to have the hope to rescue this nation the united states and turkey have partially resumed processing visas the u.s. suspended issuing visas in turkey in october after a member of the american consulate staff was arrested in istanbul in response turkey suspended its own not giving good visas for u.s.
nationals last month. mexico has a serious overpopulation problem with street dogs that repeatedly sterilization campaigns have not been able to fix millions of homeless canines roam the streets of the latin american nation but now comes a radical idea an international refuge program for pets john holmes has more. it's the end of another trip post at the un is heading from mexico back to canada but this time she's taking some unusual luggage ciccio leave it in the fall on the bureau's and eight other mexican street dogs it's part of an innovative program from n.g.o.s street dogs they find people already traveling and willing to take one to canines to new homes in canada as part of their baggage like i'm just feeling i'm saving nine lives right now so. yes i think anybody that looks on you mustn't think about it. it all started with
a problem gabby and letty were rescuing lots of strays in pointless state mexico but no one to take them in reverse culture you know we are not. we are not dedicated. this is not that. i don't want to. be found she choked by the side of a motorway like many others in the shelter the last time the mets consensus of his from the starts moving twelve million dogs were living on the street two thirds of the country's canine population homeless. gabby and let's say discovered a solution that airlines would let them fly dogs to canada cheaply all for free as long as they could find travelers willing to take them. now she chose the right one of more than two hundred fifty days sent north there's plenty of demand especially as in some canadian cities you can't buy a dog a tool only adopt. after getting through the airport he meets his new
family. it's going to be interesting as. i'm sure you know adopting russian whatever as we go along in commands and whatever but it's just right now it's surreal and i would die actually flew in this morning from mexico. finally ciccio gets to his new home. from straight to pump of it's been a happy ending for at least this mexican dog. john home and. mexico. you're watching out of there i'm selling raman these are our top stories saudi arabia says lebanon will be dealt with as a government that has declared war against it it follows the resignation of lebanon's prime minister on saturday the saudi minister for gulf affairs said the
lebanon based iran backed group hezbollah has committed acts of aggression. hezbollah's accused of launching a ballistic missile from yemen targeting the saudi capital on saturday the saudi foreign minister says the missile fired from yemen was supplied by iran meanwhile the rebels in the yemen are warning saudi and and there are three airports are within firing range and could be targeted next. year you know what. we call all passengers on airlines not to be at anything. as they are legitimate military targets bar missiles and we shoulder no responsibility after such warning the continuation of the aggression against us forces us to search with strong and diverse ways to respond to such aggression and. shares in several sided arabian businesses have fallen in the wake of a major crackdown on corruption the arrests were widely seen as an attempt by the crown prince to consolidate power u.s.
president donald trump has voiced support for saudis leaders tweeting i have great confidence in king solomon and mohammed bin song. the u.s. air force says it's investigating how it handled the criminal records of the gunman behind sunday's church shooting in texas twenty six people including children were killed when former evan devon patrick kelly and to their church and opened fire zimbabwe's president robert mugabe has fired his vice president emerson and nam and gagged. mcgarvey as action removes one of the leading contenders to become his successor his wife grace is now the front runner ninety three or mcgarvie has been president of zimbabwe for almost thirty years. liberia's presidential runoff election speeded definitely to stand by the supreme court less than a day before polls were open it follows allegations of fraud from the party that came in the first last month it's been postponed indefinitely those were the
headlines i'll be back with more news in thirty minutes here on. next to stay with us because it's inside story. in asia where one name dominates talks north korea the u.s. president says patience with pyongyang and its miss out tests is over what is he able to do and what he perceives you washington so-called pivot to asia this is inside story.