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tv   Inside Story 2017 Ep 324  Al Jazeera  November 22, 2017 2:32pm-3:00pm +03

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it's bad according to the last experience we had with the previous convictions in the case tribunal we could assume was in the serbian official officials will say they will probably say that this is just the sentence for one man that this is not the conviction of halls to be a nation even though some older nationalists now are to be think that this conviction is the conviction of serbia and that everything is all just too radical moderate and that serbia has to stop its integration because evil is showing what it feels about serbia serbian officials were quiet these last few days they didn't comment anything from the k. tribunals but we could see that papers serbia serbia and medias iraq are writing about roskam others but they they are not writing about the accusations about the indictment today we're writing about who is the right commodity and lot
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of what his family is doing right now because of that some analysts are saying that serbian people doesn't know what they're not commodities actually accuse dulls and what he did in bosnia in the ninety's and in one survey we had that forty two percent of serbian population doesn't know about the accusation made against radical march i could say that before two thousand and eleven and two thousand and eleven is the year when radical moderates he was arrested there were some surveys and some of carve of serbian population believed that the radical moderate was a hero that they didn't agree to these extradition to duke a tribunal but now some analysts are saying that the mood in the serbian population has been changed and that they don't think about commodities a hero and they are trying and hearing about all of trustees that happened in the back. knight and marco what are the chances when we get that televised address
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later today that he will talk not just since but you'll talk to people who would self identify guess as being. muslims because one strand of our coverage today has been clear and present and it's this the divisions are still real they are still tinder dry. there is a village where they don't think there's a case to be answered for. yes. president already talked about that. second serbian president went to. years ago he never says that. happened he doesn't see this as a genocide but he talks about the crime and he talks about it that some people disgraced. and did it for them not. all the comments that
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been officials are gaming especially serbian president who is very popular here. either even though before that in the ninety's he was altar national the he also says that needs the peace and needs. good neighbors to be a good neighbors. especially muslims who leaves. also there regarding that not all the crimes were convicted not all the people who committed the crimes were convicted especially the one who committed the crimes against the. generals acquitted and they are free even the. evidence that they are committed crimes against in bosnia kosovo. with the perspective from the serb capital
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belgrade thank you. talks to determine the future after the war in syria are underway in saudi arabia and russia president vladimir putin is hosting iranian and turkish leaders in the black sea resort of sochi russia and iran are major allies of the syrian president bashar al assad who made a surprise visit to saatchi on monday turkey back some syrian rebel groups the same time saudi arabia is hosting a separate summit of various syrian opposition groups the u.n. special envoy to syria stephanie restore says his priority is ensuring the strongest syrian opposition delegation had to geneva later this month the saudi foreign minister has pledged to help the opposition come out unified following monday's resignation of the head of syria's main opposition bloc. two aircraft have landed in the yemeni capital sana'a for the first time since the saudi led coalition tightened its blockade sixteen days ago now it had prevented aid from being delivered despite increasing pressure from the un and humanitarian groups the
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un earlier said more than thirty flights carrying aid had been cancelled as one millions of people face starvation. in the un's command says north korea violated the armistice agreement when its troops shot at and chased a soldier who was defecting across the border another defector remains in a south korean hospital with gunshot wounds after the incident last week is kathy novak. extraordinary video of a soldier risking his life to escape from north korea at around three in the afternoon he's seen driving a truck past a checkpoint on the north korean side of the demilitarized zone or d.m.z. on the heavily fortified border fellow soldiers are shown running after the truck which becomes stuck the defector then gets out and runs towards the border known as the military do you mark ation line or n.t.l. just meters away soldiers from the k.p.a. or north korean people's army open fire hitting the defector it's thought five
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times one even chases him over the border before returning to the north korean side . the key findings of the special investigation team are that the k.p.a. violated the armistice agreement by one firing weapons across the m.t.l. and two by actually crossing the temporarily the defectors body is seen a line motionless on the south korean side of the border then soldiers from the joint u.s. and south korean security battalion are seen crawling towards the injured defector to drag him to safety it's rare for defectors to try and breach the joint security area puntland jum tour groups on both sides of the border regularly visit though the u.n. command says no tourists were there when the shooting happened. the north korean soldier remains in intensive care in a south korean hospital where he has regained consciousness and his wounds are no longer life threatening a doctor treating him says the surgery revealed
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a parasitic worms he'd only ever seen in textbooks giving an insight into the dire conditions north koreans face and the kind of life this defector was fleeing kathy novak al jazeera soul. ok let's go back to another one of our big stories today lots of political uncertainty in lebanon surrounding of course saad hariri probably milton at was a friend of al-jazeera english visiting fellow of course of the brookings doha center will he or won't he resign or not. i think all the indications are at the moment to be from those in his camp so to speak he never wanted to resign in the first place what imposition of the resignation does however is open up the grounds for a dialogue so this is why we've seen the announcement today following his meeting at the presidential palace. he will temporarily suspend the offer of resignation and that the country and its political leaders will go into this delicate process
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of dialogue over which we should say danger ahead because there are many many pitfalls once again we have. the emphasis on the extent to which external actors and a variety of external actors will contribute and or interfere with the process of negotiation now over what happened very briefly because there assume any points in that first answer the imposition of a resignation imposed by whom well i think there's a consensus that submerged over the last three weeks that this was very much of a sour saudia for a saudi bidding to shift its position and to shift power in much more in its favor favor than against iran ok what are the big. the big pitfalls are the delicate power sharing balance the status quo ante as it was before the resignation could literally collapse and plunge the country into a very dangerous power vacuum which can be exploited by all sorts of actors and
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this is why we see fronts in egypt in other actors actually actively taking a role to try and bring the sides together and when we say bring the sides together of course that includes talking to saudi arabia talking to what's the main part of the structure that's the weakest of the lot of them. i think at the moment that's quite difficult to determine we can see that there are strengths from president and we might say that they're for the pro or rainy and strand in lebanon is stronger than the pro saudi strand but however what we don't know at the moment but we should what we should prepare for is the fact that we're likely to see punishment efforts by saudi arabia against certain lebanese elements are going to see the extent to which maybe there's going to be some bargaining coming you know coming forward whether that bargaining is about a new government whether that bargaining is about for example might be buried the speaker has already indicated that perhaps they will look
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a new. involvement association in other conflicts or in other arenas external to the to the country as we're having a conversation looking at live pictures it looks like people celebrating waving the lebanese flags on the streets of beirut they're very happy that he's back has he even if you went with this imposition of a resignation for reasons that will one assumes become clear at some point over the next twenty four hours i guess has he left himself we couldn't he was before though because when he got the job he's relatively new in the job quite new in the job anyway there was a feeling of oh we can work with the sky not just in the country but there was a feeling across the region we can work with this guy surely oh he's definitely in a much weaker position and this is why in a sense the so-called saudi plan has has backfired and backfired spectacularly because of course what nobody expected was that the lebanese people never mind leading politicians across the confessional divide would actually unite together
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however again i do think we need to warm that was there was unity over the resignation there is bound to be disunity over what comes next as the power struggle between pro saudi and pro iranian forces and their backers in lebanon takes place. ok the french are involved the germans have been involved how much of the saudi reaction to this and their reported desire to get a face saving escape pod is a distance or a contradiction and the distance between what donald trump or said about all of this or not is the case maybe because he's tweeting even today about some of the stuff and also the settled state department approach i mean are the saudis the dog that chasing the car thinking it can get it and you never can because hezbollah is woven through lebanon now i mean ten years ago if you'd said to me you know something like. everything in lebanon is hard wired to every other conflict that might have been accurate then but today hezbollah is plumbed into the very fabric of the country i didn't we can disagree with that assessment in fact since the
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early one nine hundred eighty s. hizbollah has become a reflection of part of the lebanese political fabric it's regarded as a state within a state a superpower within the confessional power structure might also be another way of looking at it so you know we can't just simply treat hezbollah as an iranian proxy it's so much more than that and over the decades it's demonstrated that within lebanon and as we we've all acknowledged today it stands as lebanon's only significant armed actor every other militia force disarmed but his follower stood strong and not only that but if we think back just eleven years ago his smaller and entered into and engaged with the region's most strong military power which was israel and yes the country got a very bloody nose but it hardly was a major defeat for this for this power and it's only going from strength to strength and we see that in these other regional conflicts and the role it's
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playing in iraq in syria and also in yemen coming back to the saudi issue you know that's a really difficult one we're all aware that there's a huge amount of turbulence in saudi arabia and we're all aware that there are certain political figures including the crown prince himself who have no. regional ambitions and who are trying to assert their role and that this role aligns very much with donald trump in washington and gerard coercion or in particular around the iranian threat now that's where there is agreement there is agreement across the world that there is an issue of an iranian threat that is an issue of an iranian ambition in the region that that can't be ignored and can't just be reduced down to one issue or or another just the nuclear deal for example is other stuff as well not just it's not just the nuclear nuclear deal so i mean this is why this is become a drama it's become very compelling we're not sure if it's going to be
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a shakespearean tragedy or turned into some kind of fast but what we do know is that it has exposed lebanon's vulnerability is as a said both positively and negatively to outside interference or outside can't contribution i mean we can't ignore the fact that over the last decade in particular lebanon's political system its economy is to teach it position in the region has benefited from a very strong relationship with saudi arabia ditto of course with the relationship that looks towards terror on or to damascus as well so in a sense what we see is the sort of power struggle and swapping in and swapping out of those who wish to compete for influence in various parts of the middle east and in this case it's taking place right here right now in lebanon. many thanks for some fantastic analysis we appreciate your time we really do talk to later. now in germany the collapse of coalition government talks well that's left the country in
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political limbo and all the major parties appear to prefer being in opposition while the chancellor angela merkel said she isn't opposed to holding another election dominic from berlin. who mandated from the president not parliament and so for now i'm going to merkel remains as chancellor in a chamber where she has no majority and with. all parties now say they prefer opposition to government with her this is uncharted territory for modern germany which was previously so used to stable coalitions. in mind. we have a common responsibility for our country and we don't only have this responsibility for our country but for europe which needs a government that is capable of acting their reactions from abroad show that europe and other countries in the world awaiting for us are challenges of big as much as we need strong neighbors our neighbors need to trust your partner at their site. one person whose role is very important right now is the occupant of this building
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. president frank miles roll is normally a figurehead for germans but if no realistic prospect of a coalition emerges he would have to call new elections and he says all parties must be ready to try at least to talk about forming a new government tuesday saw a succession of leaders come to meet him among them leaders of the green party who had appeared ready to make serious compromises to enter government for her part angela merkel has said she believes coalition talks were not destined to fail but that she and her party will not shrink from another general election venue. if new elections are called a word to be called i should say then it wouldn't be what the vote is but then we would accept it and i do not fear anything to be honest and yet her party's performance in september's election was considerably worse than the polls had
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predicted and while publicly her colleagues support her as their leader some suspect she is nearer the end of her career than the start one analyst says if there were a new elections there's no guarantee a similar ampere's might not happen again we might end up in the very same situation and nothing has changed. polls from yesterday showed us there were no movement in the polls so there was not a single party you would gain more lost more than one percent three democrat leader christiane lynn helped broker a deal with angle americans party in his home state in the spring now he has put a national deal with her in the autumn if new elections do come constitutional experts say it would not be before next april dominant cain zero berlin. the us president on the trump has broken with leading republicans on for support for the alabama senate candidate troy moore who's been accused of sexual
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misconduct with teenagers can really help it now from washington. for the first time donald trump has come out strongly endorsing the candidacy of the embattled candidate for a special senate seat republican roy moore there have been multiple i'm proven allegations by women who say when they were teenagers more pursued them against their wishes donald trump says that these allegations happened a long time ago and he believes morris claims that they are false he totally denies he says it didn't happen and you know you're absolutely the most are just talking about he said forty years ago this is not half so. now this is a story that continues to dominate news headlines here in the united states and the reason comes down to simple math republicans have a very narrow majority in the u.s. senate and it is the view of the president that he does not want another liberal
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democrat in that chamber given the fact that there are many republicans that continue to waver on his legislative agenda still searching for a legislative victory the president believes that this is a seat he cannot afford to lose he is also not ruling out potentially even campaigning. for roy moore in advance of the december election. russia's upper house of parliament has approved a bill which places restrictions on some foreign media the bill forces overseas owned organizations to brand then use the work of foreign agents the u.s. imposed similar rules on the russian state broadcaster to allegations of russian influence in the us presidential election it now needs president vladimir putin signature to make it law. haitians have been protesting outside the us presidential florida a state over a move to change the immigration status donald trump's administration is scrapping the program that allowed nearly fifty five thousand haitians to live and work in
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the u.s. they now have an eighteen month window to prepare to leave the states gabriel elizondo went to newark new jersey where there's a big haitian community to get their thoughts. mary bell flores at the beauty salon she own skating ready for another day at work she came to the u.s. from her native haiti over thirty years ago and is now a u.s. citizen but many of her haitian friends are not so lucky a two thousand and ten earthquake in haiti killed more than one hundred thousand people and left millions homeless in the immediate aftermath more than sixty thousand haitians came to the u.s. he scaping extreme hardship at home they were granted temporary protected status to stay in america legally. that order has been renewed every year since the earthquake but the trumpet ministration says it won't happen this year but the haitians will be deported leaving many people like misspell floor worried and sad
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and it's hard it's. it's. and i don't think it's right those people are poor. the life is difficult the city of newark new jersey is home to thousands of haitians who have laid down roots and i think families here. many haitians will be affected by this decision to have children that were born in the united states and us citizens those parents now face an excruciating decision go back to haiti and leave their children here take their children to haiti leaving the only country they've ever known or stay here in the united states but have to live in the shadows illegally. the trumpet ministration says the original law allowing haitians into the u.s. was always meant to be a temporary benefit and that the conditions in haiti have improved enough for them
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to return home but haitians here don't see it that way most of them are hard workers who is working to what we. sometimes jobs that doesn't even pay right but they do it because family taking care of and some of them went to school got a degree. as for miss bellflower she says many of her friends who could now be deported are too scared to come forward and are now looking for another country that might take them in gabriel's sandow al-jazeera news. and u.s. naval plane has crashed into the pacific they were almost japanese t.v. says eight people have been rescued while three others are still unaccounted for the japanese defense minister said he'd been told that engine trouble may have caused the crash. most people visit a library to get
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a book but how about borrowing some seeds to take home and then a public library in the states is learning about share the benefits of eating fruit and vegetables hi peter castro has been along to see the seed library in action in tucson arizona. in the middle of the arizona desert isn't always says not just for books but for seeds you know squat. lima beans like the trial of the soybean here at the pima county public library in tucson members of the public can take home life seeds we have already planted our garden yes we let us take a. week's carrots there we got the seeds here the idea is just as buckskin so one idea into the mind to help inspire and educate a community so too can actual seeds that go into the ground and sprout into
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a learning experience connecting people with the life giving earth people need to know one where their food comes from and how to grow and sustain themselves in their community and also to keep the tradition to going and to pass those along with four thousand years of agricultural history tucson is recognized as a unesco world city of. draw me a seed library distributed more than twenty six thousand seed packets last year and a library partners with a local food bank to combat hunger in the community their focus is really helping low income families and organizations grow some of their own food create some of these green spaces in their homes and in their organizations to be able to supplement their diets classes at the food bank demonstration garden teach the public to harvest and thresh yeah we do this. little threshing dance break in to save seeds for later really the more we can save our own scenes in this community
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and distribute the seeds amongst each other we're going to end up with an amazing stock of seeds that's really well adapted to this climate in this region for free and look at the mountains i mean could it be any more beautiful here harry crane rents a small garden plot next to an elementary school seeds from the library have brought him some delicious returns these are french. and they're called french strategies so let's. rush very first very flavorful very glad. to see library asked successful growers to bring back seats from their harvest for the next person to borrow but there's no such thing as overdue fees or penalties if you can't manage good luck all right thank you you're welcome all right so those are done and we'll wait and see as he hopes to share from his harvest soon to keep the circle of growing going. castro al-jazeera tucson arizona. reaction coming through all the time as we stay on air here covering the
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big story for you to the news that right coming out of she's been given a life sentence the former bosnian serb army commander was the epitome of evil and his conviction represents quote a momentous victory for justice according to the u.n. human rights chief will be live updates on that developing story from the park in the hague and also david chaytor who is in srebrenica to stay with us. facing the realities if a piece of machinery goes wrong is there a chain of litigation through which we can bring a legal system to bear getting to the heart of the matter i don't think we need of the world but some of my goodness it's just that here this story on talk to how does iraq at this time. a new level of luxury has arrived. an experience that will transform the way we
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