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be. zimbabwe's military is now in charge soldiers blocked off access to the government parliament and the courts. jane that in this is al jazeera live from doha was a coming up to his president comes to doha's ankara continues to stand by cattle amid the gulf crisis. just say yes to same sex marriages. and an expedition to the french alps with disappearing glasses are seen as a major indicator of climate change. tension and uncertainty a greying in zimbabwe after the army announced its seized power the military says
it wants to target criminals around president robert mugabe the army has taken over the state broadcaster and soldiers a block roads to the main government offices parliament and the courts the army says it isn't a military takeover and mugabe and his family are safe and has. an uneasy calm in harare this after confusing scenes on the streets of zimbabwe with a night of on rest as military vehicles rolled in though also reports that soldiers was seen loading ammunition these developments followed a warning on monday that the military would step in if the sacking of candidates they favor within the ruling party didn't stop a statement was read by soldiers on state radio saying that this is not a military takeover and things will return to normalcy. and used. and sound and security. we are only targeting
criminals are around. committing crimes that are causing social and economic suffering in the country in order to bring them to justice but this has sparked fear of a military coup even now with all the confusion we do know that the army in sirte is this way and running the country and telling the people what to what to do what to believe and hundley in the news taking over their broadcast those are very unusual in other countries we call those the coup zimbabwe's army chief constantino chiwenga earlier this week the military would step in if party purges didn't stop but she went it was quickly accused of treasonable conduct by the zanu p.f. in a statement he was reacting to the fine of the vice president when i gag the week before when i go i had close ties with the military and was revered for his revolutionary work in fighting for the country's independence
a fight that also boyd president mugabe to power in one nine hundred eighty when i gagged was removed apparently followed a series of disputes with the first lady grace mugabe her leadership ambitions to succeed her ninety three year old husband had triggered infighting within her party she is popular with the zanu youth faction of the g forty but her ascension contradicts an earlier promise mugabe had made saying only those who fought in zimbabwe's liberation can preside over the country being fifty to grace mugabe is not a war veteran unlike have amas and movement gaga knew all the generals who threatened to intervene the first lady has ambitions would like to govern after her husband but i don't know anything that says that that is illegal and the military moving clearly to stop her does not ring like a like a good move to me one of the first announced casualties is the finance minister the army stated they had detained despite the military emphasize that the president and
his family are safe these look like troubled times ahead how to hawkster al-jazeera . let's bring in her metasearch she is live in harare so we know that the military is firmly in control now what does this actually mean and how is this playing out. well that's what people are waiting to see the people we've spoken to some say they shock this happened some say they are scared but some have come to work some schoolchildren have gone to school others have not to it's a wait and see on the streets of ari this is what the margins woke up to here if you want to hear anything of that the state has to do what the status think when you read here that you get the lowdown so to speak and this headlines are unfazed by general who's general seem to suggest the mugabe is and the allies were very confident that the general would not do what he did and he has done that to the
general maintain that this is not a coup he still calling it president mugabe he's still saying you still the commander in chief and insist this is temporary it's just to weed out criminal elements and they are reports that some ministers who are lying to grayson husband have been arrested and we have seen obviously growing splits within the zanu p.f. party what about the military if you've got the old guard and the youth wing in the military. the military seems fine now but it seems for now because there's been no break in in the ranks it seems for now they are one unit the days are the hours coming will see where they are indeed one united army this is history repeating itself in zimbabwe back in the liberation war june the liberation war zalia was there by a mr citoyen and the military wing of the party back in gotcha's days where they
thought that mr toilet was treating the party as his own personal property and very removed him and it seems to some people this is what they've done to mugabe because remember for a couple of months now they've been complaining. all right we've lost younger wife and that they have cheated zimbabwe as their personal property or it's a real loss to the for a moment but tell us about the leadership battle i mean is this all about supporting robert or is about grace or is there something bigger going on here. it's about succession the party does realize that prism of library is ninety three years old and people of the different factions on the pier are vying over who will take over from him in december the rulings on appear party is going to have an elective conference the generals are saying they want people to go there equally
one faction one faction mustn't dominate the other they say that's why they did what they did so now people are waiting to see where the former vice president is going to come back into the country if he does what is he going to say and how are the general public going to react on the streets the mood is frustration over the economy people are tired things have not been improving so some are saying if this brings about positive change economically then so be it but there are concerned that military takeover is not what is required is not what's needed worldwide they wondered how long this process is going to take will a civilian be put in place and how will the elective congress play out because the person elected as the head of the party at that conference in december could likely become president of the country once we have elections and ok so it's really a case of wait and see isn't the whole we're going to leave you there jump over the border to turn your page she's in johannesburg obviously it's a country that is greatly affected by whatever happens in zimbabwe and i'm just
wondering what you're hearing from that perspective. sure just over half an hour or so ago we did hear from a spokesperson from the department of international relations africa's equivalent of a foreign affairs ministry if you like him and he started better statement by basically saying that you know south africa as well as the very much waiting to see how this plays out and exactly what happens next. calling for calm for all sides not as yet warning south africans not to cross the border and or to prevent any sort of trouble they are still as i said waiting to see how this fluid situation unfolds he was at pains to say that look any political problems in zimbabwe or any other country around this southern african region of which of the governing bodies that south africa is currently the chair that any political problems needed to be resolved politically and that said as a regional body would not recognize any unconstitutional change in power and watch
very closely by the tens of thousands of zimbabweans living in south africa. absolutely there are many zimbabweans here we don't have a really reliable exact figure there are some one point seven million non south african nationals in this country according to the last census and most of them most likely to be zimbabwean and as reference there is that economic problem an economic situation in zimbabwe that has forced many people to cross the border and come to south africa looking for jobs basically many people here they say and most of their paychecks home remittances from south africa are a major source of the you know economy in zimbabwe so there are many tens of thousands if not hundreds of thousands of the barbarians here glued to their radios glued to their televisions on the phone e-mailing calling trying to get as much
information as possible from zimbabwe and to make sure that all their friends and family are safe on your page thank you. other news now the turkish president is in talks with the cattery amir better one has been a major supporter of since june when for arab countries cut ties and imposed a blockade on cats on tuesday the emir said the saudi led bloc has no desire to end the crisis your says it qatar is looking for sustainable ways to meet its knees because one that has a lot about is following the story in doha so i should imagine that the g.c.c. crisis is the major topic on the table right now. indeed definitely going to top the agenda of the meeting between turkish president. and the. turkey since the start of the crisis expressed a desire to help all the parties to set aside their differences and the peak of the
quizes it sided with qatar sent troops to the country and also established a military base a move that has angered saudi arabia the u.a.e. which later issued a statement asking qatar to meet thirteen demands and one of those demands is for qatar to shut down the turkish military base something that has been dismissed by qatar and by turkey this is don's second visit to the region in july he visited saudi arabia and kuwait and expressed a willingness to help the countries mediate a political settlement but i think by siding with a move. strained turkey is relations with the u.a.e. and saudi arabia and this is something i think that the turkish government is willing to further explore to be able to mend fences with neighboring countries but politics is not going to be the only thing which is going to top the idea and economic cooperation between qatar and turkey is or is also an important issue here
turkey stepped in at the beginning of the crisis sent embargo. cargo planes vessels to. ensure the food supplies continue and the qatari investors hoping to use turkey as a new where they would like to look into new investment opportunities thank you for that hashem. u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson is in me and marfa talks with leader and they met on tuesday at the apec summit in the philippines to listen is expected to focus on rakhine state crackdown has forced more than six. a thousand people to flee. the refugees accuse me and security forces of massacres rape and torturing villages government will be watching closely this meeting range away fiji's still pull cross the border as tender child he reports from dhaka. the visit by u.s.
secretary of state direct and will be welcomed by bangladesh it needs all the diplomatic help it can get the situation on the ground hasn't changed too much the condition of the refugee camps are still there over three hundred thousand children among the refugees new refugees coming in every week just last week about six thousand refugees crossed into bangladesh this last friday about seven hundred refugees crossed into bangor those by makeshift plastic wraps fishing boats trawlers any main saw by walking into the land border so the crisis isn't really over what by and there's need is a constructive solution a plan and a strategy even if it takes a longer period to take all the refugees back into myanmar. no rex tillerson likely would put pressure on even may impose a targeted sanctions against the myanmar military but it might have a gray line not to criticize the civil administration it is probably going to be
pressuring for a more democratic process also. arguing the myanmar government to have a process to take back the rest we still have to see what the outcome of this visit will be. again the military is obligated to follow legal orders but is not obligated to follow the legal orders u.s. senate has publicly questioned president tom's right to know what you can weapons north korea. evidence against former libyan army general if i have to is presented at the international criminal court. from brisk news and fuel. to the woman trying to use of southeast.
still struggling to shrug off the stormy weather that we have caused central parts of the mediterranean a go you can see that every year a cloud still swirling the way it's been here for the past few days and will be here for the next few days as well little area of low pressure bringing some violent storms in across the region in the balkans still seeing some pretty nasty weather central parts of italy was sixty seven millimeters of right now the sixty seven million pieces of coming down here and twenty four hours and that damp weather horrible weather that will continue to feed its way in across the region as we go on through wednesday and then just a little bit of snow coming back in all the northern edge of the system at this stage further north it is a little quieter based and problems across central pas here them southern iris of germany which was austria to the north of that a little more cloud a little milder as well eleven to twelve celsius there for london and paris as a result of that maybe even a touch woman as we go on through the day looking rather gray. i would say was eastern areas well cold enough in moscow to around four celsius the chance of some
snow for some there is no great surprises there and back down into central parts of the med we're still seeing that disturbed weather swirling away they will bring some wet weather once again into northern parts of china sea right over the next few days and also a possibility. the weather sponsored by cattle raise. it allison when they're online we were in hurricane. almost like thirty six hours these are the things that u.p.a. has to address or if you join us on set. but. it. is a dialogue tweet us with hash tag eight a stream and one of your pitches might make an actual join the global conversation at this time on al-jazeera.
well again let's take a quick look at the top stories in bob ways army has seized power the military says it wants to target criminals around president robert mugabe the army has taken over the state broadcaster and soldiers of progress to the government parliament and the courts. the turkish president is and talks with a cattery amir reject i bet no one has been a major supporter of the house since june when four arab countries cut ties and imposed a blockade on. us a view of state rex tillerson is in a bit or the capital of myanmar that's live pictures he's there for talks with the leader and son supercheap he's expected to focus on rakhine state when army crackdown has forced more than six hundred thousand people to flee to bangladesh.
let's go back to our top story the military takeover in zimbabwe michael is a columnist and global affairs analyst who joins us live from victoria british columbia very good to have you with us so that you haven't called it a clue yet what do you think is happening what is the military objective here. well perhaps we can call it a light crew. you know and so far there is very little of violence there is very little clear messaging of what's actually happening but you know if you read the various twitter accounts including from the ruling party it does look like mugabe's days are numbered and the reason i say that in the latest one of the latest tweets from the ruling party they say that it neither is i'm bob wayne or zanu are owned by mugabe and his wife and that today begins a fresh new era and the it also says that the deposed vice president will help achieve a better zimbabwe so this is very very interesting wording but again it's i think
in order to put the fears of the ordinary zimbabweans to rest to obscure more economic hardship clear messages should come out soon to say what exactly is happening and also of course student or national community so they saying that this is a fresh new prices if i sometimes getting back at the v.p. i mean that's the old god isn't it just well i don't know if it's the old guard but it and nonetheless it's men who are used to being in military uniform it's men that are you know have a like a c. of the revolution of liberation so if it would ever happens the next few hours or days it's unlikely that you know we'll see a big transition to civilian government however. again because it's very important that leadership be installed quickly because zimbabwe is such it at such a to me tipping point economically that you know things coal could go very wrong
quickly and for example tourism which accounts for up to ten percent of g.d.p. brought in two million tourists in two thousand and fifteen and about one billion dollars of revenue is you know is very quick for tourism to fall off as we found out in egypt when troubles began and they're obviously as you say you know we're waiting to see how it. all. sold out but what sort of impact would this have likely have on south africa the neighbor who's got a huge and bumping population their. population there and it's not only south africa where people where zimbabweans have fled to to many of their neighboring countries and of course to as far away as the united kingdom and you know there's a good reason for that and that is because basically mugabe and his circle have totally destroyed depleted the economy there you know the life expectancy now hope is actually lower than it was in it in the one nine hundred eighty s. and zimbabwe ranks very low on this human development index and i can also tell you
that the latest information from unicef that i've seen is that at least one million food insecure households a high risk of exhausting their food stocks in the next few weeks or months so that's why i've referred to this tipping point economically right now very very important for technocrats to get in there and start fixing that economy which has been pillaged for the past decades all right let's leave it there michael bassekou thank you very much. there on iraq border rescuers continue to dig through the rubble of buildings toppled by sunday's earthquake the quake killed more than four hundred thirty people but many victims are still under the debris so the death toll is likely to rise it also injured at least eight thousand and left tens of thousands homeless in the mountainous area of chemical province. which of donald trump have the power to start nuclear war for the first time in more than forty years us and as a public question the power of the president to order
a new attack for a long dormant issues been reignited fighting chance outspoken tweets and threats against north korea mike hanna reports from washington. it's an issue congress has not discussed for decades in the era of president trump though senators are now asking the hard question can the president really order a nuclear attack without any controls that question is asked more and more by the american people and of course it's fueled by comments made by president trump in regards to north korea they will be met with fire and fury. like the world has never seen some experts contend there are checks and balances in place but i can say that for nuclear decision making at the highest level it's a consultation process and there are senior people involved in that process what would be the case though is it wouldn't be the president alone persuading
a single military officer alone on the other side of the telephone there would be a large group of advisers and legal advisors weighing in on this but some senators argue this president does not always accept or indeed seek advice no one can tell the president no not secretaries madness or to listen even general kelly the president's chief of staff can't control the president's twitter tantrums as a result many americans share my fear that the president's bombastic words could turn into nuclear reality but hearing raises more questions than answers and certainly little guidance to be an unease missile silos in north dakota who would be expected to carry out president trump's launch old is within minutes mike hanna al-jazeera washington. australians have voted in favor of changing the law to allow
same sex marriage more than sixty one percent of people supported the measure and a non-binding postal service legislation for gay marriage has been introduced to parliament. evidence accusing former libyan army general khalifa haftar of war crimes has been presented at the international criminal court have to now controls his own force in the east of the country the i.c.c. is already seeking the rest of commanders affiliated with him paul brennan reports from the hague. libya has been in turmoil since the two thousand and eleven popular uprising toppled the country's leader colonel gadhafi and the conduct of the rival militia groups has provoked grave international concern this video shows militia commander mahmud ali appearing to summarily shoot christmas with ali is already wanted by the i.c.c. chief prosecutor. now attention is turning to a fairly superior the renegade general after the court has enough evidence to
prove that have is the command and the superior of warfare. and that's what i said in her statement before the security council when she had to have to rest there were fairly and hand them over to the libyan authorities so he can be handed over to the court so. without review or without venue it's proven that he is the superior. does the doctrine of command he will be held responsible have to his forces have been accused of committing atrocities on numerous occasions since twenty fourteen the evidence presented to the i.c.c. on tuesday relates to two specific attacks in twenty fourteen and one atrocity in early twenty seventy. it's been gathered by lawyers from going to thirty seven chambers. individual witness accounts who were direct and indirect victims
it summarises evidence that we have obtained through speeches through after another individuals. in relation to the attacks that we consider in our report have to has been supported by regional and international powers including egypt in the united arab emirates four months ago he was even welcomed by the french president manuel macron at the peace summit outside paris but many libyans say have to international friends must not shield him from international justice. the case against the renegade general and his other commanders would appear to be building strength and although the prospect of them being arrested does not look imminent the prosecutors here in the hague have very long memories remember thirteen years from the indictment of the serbian war criminal rather than cut a judge to his arrest in two thousand and eight justice will be served paul brennan al-jazeera and the hague signs as
a warning that in the french alps so fast they're threatening a popular tourist villages research shows climate change is to blame and they work in the andes and article tells a similar story played leeson joined an expedition to block. the french alps mystical maze memorising and moody every day thousands of hikers extreme sports people and alpinist make their way to these mountains to conquer their peaks but the alps a changing the glaciers that used to sweep down to the valleys below a melting in some places they have anything. by scientists are at the forefront of measuring and monitoring these glaciers it's important and dangerous work their office for today is glassy adu took an e. three thousand five hundred meters high on the north face of mont blanc we tried to set up. our instrument in order to make topographic measurements of this
glacier these scientists also measure the temperature of the glazier what they are finding is astounding the base of the glazier ne the bedrock is at minus two degrees in the furch with the climate warming and with the ice dam percha rising the glacier could become temperate at the melting point the work these scientists doing on this mountain and grace is like tackle is important not just to understand how much more this glacier will heat up but because it has a bearing on towns like chamonix down here which is one of the most recognized extreme sports centers in the world if this glacier heats up. it could threaten villages like chamonix as we filmed the glacier begin to break away not once but three times within an hour further evidence of the danger it presents almost eighteen million people visit the french alps every year generating close to fifty
eight billion dollars in turnover and providing around twelve percent of jobs under this graph we can see directly an increase of things nineteen eighty and a north increase of melting things two thousand and three and this melting this increase of melting is directly related to climate change to climate warming at one of the world's oldest scientific ice institutions the research allows the scientist to mitigate risk with global warming and the fact that your strings and gets warmer they could be new legs forming and the collapse and then produce fruits destroying towns can sleep on this bed rock and then again can create and destroy towns below that the institute says these sorts of events are not isolated research shows climate change is causing glacier melt and water shortages in the andes and in antarctica melting ice sheets resulting in rising sea levels craig leeson
al-jazeera mont blanc. and again the top stories on al-jazeera zimbabwe's army has seized power the military says it wants to target criminals iran president robert mugabe the army has taken over the state broadcaster and soldiers have blocked roads the government parliament and the courts the army says it isn't a military takeover and mcgarvie and his family are safe. wish to assure the nation . that user excellent the president of the republic of zimbabwe and commander in chief of the use of mobile different forces. and used family. and sound in the security. we are only doing criminals are only. committing crimes that are causing social
and economic suffering in the country in order to bring them to justice the turkish president is and the talks of the cattery rigid tired one has been a major supporter of the house and student went for arab countries cut ties and imposed a blockade on cats are on tuesday the emir said the solid block has no desire to end the crisis he also said cats are looking for sustainable ways to meet its needs rescuers continue their search for survivors for a fourth day in iran with more than four hundred thirty people killed in sunday's powerful earthquake along the border with iraq the seven point three magnitude quake injured almost eight thousand people and left tens of thousands homeless u.s. secretary of states in myanmar meeting leader and son soon she's talking live naypyidaw he story about the ethnic cleansing of the muslims that's what the
meeting is about it's a second meeting in twenty four hours rex tillerson made me a mass leader at the apec summit in the philippines and choose day talks are expected to focus on rakhine state when army crackdown as for six hundred thousand brain go to seek sanctuary in bangladesh there's the headlines the news continues but first it is the street. head of the september twenty fourth national election survey showed. the state of their economy this is easily news biggest tech success story the company was bought by microsoft in two thousand and eleven we bring you the stories the economic world we live in counting the cost at this time on al-jazeera. and you're in the stream. and today it shouldn't.