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the revolution became a point when the relationship came to an end icons of revolution who changed the course of latin american politics. and fidel castro face to face at this time on al-jazeera. to stand the differences. and the similarities of cultures across the world. al-jazeera. syrian warplanes launched a fierce offensive on the rebel held province of elim as russia hosts talks to try to end the conflict.
and their intake of this is al jazeera live from london also coming up brigitte girls fall prey to human traffickers with some of the refugees sold for as little as sixty dollars we have an exclusive report from a camp in bangladesh. another attack in the afghan capital just a few days after the couple's deadliest suicide bombing in months. and why china's interest in this undersea plateau rich in minerals and gas is called a protest in the philippines. and there are syrian warplanes have launched a fierce offensive on the rebel held province of idlib killing at least twenty people women and children are among the dead want to say the jets targeted a market and then a hospital full of people wounded in the earlier strike meanwhile a russian brokered cease fire on the edge of the capital damascus seems to have collapsed activists are reporting several tricks violations by government forces
besieging eastern guta at least eight people have died russia has also launched a diplomatic push to end the war hosting a new round of talks in sochi the un is there but the main syrian opposition group says it will boycott the negotiations until president bashar al assad's forces and their russian allies stop the violence the kurds who control most twenty percent of syrian territory also not attending the focus of a turkish military operation in northern syria and chris as their fighters are terrorists stephanie decker reports from the town of killis on the turkish syrian border. there's just been incoming from syria into turkey we were actually preparing for a live when we heard a whiz over our heads. and then we saw the smoke landing around five hundred meters from our position well the police have now come to inspect the crater this is a reminder of course that this is an active conflict and there are consequences for
these border towns these border cities kilis has had rockets and shells land here before also the honey on the other side of the border but people that residents that we've spoken to here will tell you that they are concerned they're used to it because i saw was here just a couple of years ago along the border and there was this kind of tense situation as well but one gentleman we spoke to yesterday said he was worried and he was already wife and children away you could see people are tense and they want us to move on we're each other's has worn out from the talks in sochi. well the news earlier on monday the another group of opposition figures was going to be staying away from sochi really exposes i think the short comings of this congress russia has tried to make this as inclusive as possible inviting people and groups from across the syrian cultural religious and political spectrum so the robot is here there are these there are sunnis and shias allo whites and various different
political platforms including the moscow platform the rest on a platform but there are a few notable exceptions now those are the s.n.c. the syrian that negotiation committee which has said that it will stay away from sochi believing that this is undermining the geneva process the kurdish groups such as the y. p.g. then not here either they are considered persona non grata by turkey and of a century been shut out i don't think they want to come anyway because of what's going on in africa and so this all basically steers towards the moscow and damascus perspective on the syrian conflict the upshot of this congress is likely to be the endorsement of the new what they're calling a constitutional committee made up supposedly all of the syrian government on one side and opposition representatives on the other but if the main groups of the
opposition are not here then this allows damascus to essentially say that the opposition groups boycotting sochi boycotting this process are saboteurs of peace the big question of course is where the u.n. stands on the of this and whether stefan de mistura will approve of these measures and not allow this to filter in to the geneva process the russians believe that he is on board rafters wait to see whether the u.s. that suggest that is confirmed or not. in. neighboring man ma being increasingly targeted by human traffickers at refugee camps in this exclusive report hours there has been speaking to men who are involved in smuggling girls out of the country from could you refugee camp
a correspondent for reports. oh my darling daughter she cries. she asks me when we talk oh mother what shall i do now how can i come back to you how would you get me out of india to be with you again my own a council says her daughter years mean was thirteen years old when she was snatched by a man in the refugee camp and smuggled to india. was three years ago no iona and he has mean fled the military crackdown in myanmar in two thousand and twelve. says the trafficker was arrested in india and yasmin was rescued her daughter is living at a safe house for other trafficking victims in kolkata myanmar stripped the regime gere of citizenship in one thousand nine hundred to be to noyon no or yes mean have passports so they cannot be reunited well yonah says every month she saves a little money to chat to her daughter for
a few minutes on the phone. only gold knows the pain i experience every day she says i don't have money to go to india my daughter warns me to try and cross into india without a passport. my own as story is built on coleman in the ricky refugio camps rights groups say that trafficking gangs have thrived in the ranger refugee camps here in bangladesh for years but the recent arrival of more than six hundred fifty thousand new refugees means the situation is getting even worse now we met a traffic and he told us that men come from outside the camps they pay range of families for their daughters promising them work for the girls often never seen again. we sit by the road in the men come to us the man tells me they also because if we can get the helpless type of people families are ready to provide girls because they don't have enough food. the man says men often specifically want
girls of a certain age he says they pay the families around five thousand talking about sixty dollars for each girl. me for the girls around twelve to fourteen years old he says they tell me they have difficulty with their domestic work at their homes they say they need someone to cook for them. the man tells me he has stopped providing the man with goals now and only trafficked a few young women. when the parents come to find me that i have to highlight he explains they want information all that delicious but i have no information the little the un's refugee agency is trying to help loyola be reunited with her daughter but he says only the band with dish all sorts he's to make a decision. b.-o. decision has been never met her father because he died before she was pulled she is
afraid that she herself may die without ever seeing as we began there was a. i want nothing more than my daughter she says it would be so kind if you could get your daughter back while yours meaning is a piece of my heart john strafford zero to palo refugee camp one witness. says it was behind an attack on a military academy in afghanistan's capital kabul eleven soldiers were killed and sixteen others injured in the gun battle near the marshall for him national defense university five of the attackers were also killed the same site was the target of a suicide bombing in october in which fifteen officers died was comes two days after a suicide bombing also in kabul that killed at least one hundred three people afghanistan's president declared three days of mourning afghans are blaming the government for failing to improve security. the united states ambassador to the united
nations nikki haley is taking members of the u.n. security council on a tour of washington d.c. it was the highlights or look at the iranian missiles and equipment she unveiled in december as alleged evidence of tehran's violations of security council resolutions . a speech ordered right here to james bays at the white house or james an extraordinary move nikki have to achieve with this. it's a very unusual visit by the u.n. security council yes they've been here to washington before but this time they've been brought to washington by the u.s. ambassador for her to show them evidence evidence that she says proves that iran was responsible for foreign that missile that landed in riyadh she's taken the security council to a military base on the edge of washington d.c. to show the missile fragments to the other fourteen ambassadors of the u.n.
security council they've come from that air base took a family photo at the lincoln memorial on their way here where they arrived a short time ago at the white house where they will have lunch with president trump and i'm sure he is also going to make very clear his displeasure about what iran is up to in the region at that meeting which is taking place over the next hour here in the white house remember of course the backdrop to this is president trump deeply concerned too about the deal that was done the iran deal that was done between the international community and iran on iran's nuclear program he believes that iran by its actions in the region including its actions with regard to saudi arabia and its involvement the u.s. administration says is definitely there in yemen means there should be tougher action against iran and that's what he's trying to persuade the ambassadors of the security council how likely is it that the u.s.
what actually got anything from this. well certainly some of the ambassadors that we've been in touch with some of the diplomats are swayed i think a little by this evidence others though are not convinced they say that there is a problem with the chain of custody the missile fragments that the security council have seen are in the hands of the u.s. now and they were given to the u.s. by saudi arabia and i think some would be concerned that perhaps it's in the saudis interests because they're obviously a keep participant in the war in yemen to blame iran so it's not clear how the security council will act with regard to this iranian missiles could be dealt with by the security council under two different headings the security council looks at iran itself and it looks at the war in yemen so those two different avenues for the security council to go down if they were to take action i can tell you there is
some disquiet among some diplomats and some abbas's on this trip about the whole idea of them being brought here to washington d.c. to be shown this sort of evidence one diplomat told me well now that washington is doing this what's to stop down the line president putin inviting the security council to moscow to give his own evidence about different matters on the international agenda so there's some concern about this we'll wait to speak to the ambassadors at the end of the day to see what they made of the evidence there was james bales thank you very much indeed. still to come on the program we'll tell you why sounds of union workers from the u.n. agency for palestinian refugees taking to the streets of gaza. and how the security of u.s. soldiers across the world could be at risk because of a popular fitness sat aimed at fighting obesity.
welcome we'll start by looking at weather conditions across the levant and western parts of asia this area of cloud continues to give some significant snowfall across terra and people without enough snow to actually make some snowman but we have problems with this ruction across the city including airports well that area of snow is now beginning to die away almost completely so there's the forecast for choose they still pretty chilly but dry chilly further towards the east but again also largely dry around the eastern side the mediterranean we're looking at bright conditions for beirut their highs of sixteen degrees and staying that way through wednesday heading down into the arabian peninsula smile when it should be in quite a feature just beginning to ease down temperatures only twenty degrees in doha and sixteen you notice in riyadh on the other side the clinches still pretty warm for mecca temperatures twenty and thirty degrees are sort of order and across the rest
of the region we're looking generally quite fine now as we head across into southern portions of africa we've got some showers affecting eastern parts of south africa at the moment otherwise mostly sherry to see is where you'd expect it to be across parts of angola zambia through to zimbabwe mozambique and tanzania also some showers affecting the eastern side of madagascar the showers across south africa gradually move further towards the east during wednesday.
and one of the main stories. syrian warplanes launch a fierce offensive on the rebel held province of idlib as russia talks to try to end the conflict. ranjit muslims who fled from nan ma being targeted by people smugglers in the refugee camps of bangladesh. eleven soldiers are killed in kabul in an attack on a miniature candidate i saw says it's to blame. at least four people have been killed in aden off to what yemen's government has called an attempted coup by southern separatists the two sides are supported by different countries within the
saudi led coalition who are jointly fighting the hersey rebels the international aid organization oxfam says the escalating violence as forced it to close its office in ties with the image of a reports. fighting has intensified in the city of thais in central yemen government forces have been fighting who the rebels who are aligned with iran since two thousand and fifteen the saudi led coalition backs the government but fighters and guys say they're exhausted and not getting the help they need they say military aid is being provided on the basis of their alliance with members of the coalition some say the brigade to go into the u.a.e. get them or supplies that. has. been receiving the required support the city would have been liberated by now so apart from whatever military gear we have the army and resistance are barely surviving we are abandoned by the coalition and we do not know the fees and sometimes that. has not been liberated till now due to the local
enthusiasm on the part of the coalition thais residents are. capable to liberate the city not time did receive military and financial support and. aid organizations including the red crescent say their staff are stranded oxfam says it has closed its office. but there isn't the only place there are conflicting interests within the saudi led coalition have emerged this is a deal with the airport remains closed for a second day the prime minister ahmed bin that has visited his office after his troops took back control of government buildings from southern secessionists. accuse the separatists of mounting a coup reinforcements from beyond were able to secure some areas but sporadic fighting continues that there is no difference between the these and anyone else who rebels against a legitimate government no matter who they are if he's not with the legitimate government then he's rebelling against it and considered an enemy to the entire country. but it's not as simple because the fighting sides are supported by members of the same coalition saudi arabia backs government forces in this session this are
allies of the united arab emirates many and they didn't have traditionally supported the idea of a separate state similar to the structure before yemen's unification in one nine hundred ninety that it dealt with i met a man we want a civilian government a government of law a government made according to the principles of the southern transition council. the internationally recognized government pulled in saudi arabia and united arab emirates to fight the who these but since two thousand and fifteen the gulf regions poorest country has suffered from the world's largest cholera outbreak and almost half of the country needs and famine like conditions. and there seems to be no end to the fighting and job aid of the zero. thousands of union workers from the u.n. agency for palestinian refugees protesting in gaza against planned budget cuts for as the u.s. decision to cut millions of dollars worth of funding to the aid agency imran khan reports from gaza. this was one of the largest demonstrations gaza has seen in
recent months the union organizing says thirteen thousand people turned out palestinians are angry that the u.s. is withholding one hundred ten million dollars in funding for the united nations relief works agency that agency is responsible for palestinian refugees some one million in gaza alone yeah agency itself is in crisis mode it's introduced austerity measures and warns it only has two months of funding left after that. if you want to fix it it would be no food it would be you know colborne there would be an almighty set of this is it will be ignored you cation for these kids which are looking to be as kids in other parts of the war on palestinian and gaza city but on that seas which is a very very serious situation it's some of goals most desperate the will be hit
hardest people like who saw his see who receives unemployment payments from he supports a family of six those payments a jew to come to an end if money isn't found by then log on the show and. stop this project then what kind of going gaza how can i feed my children how can they raise them in gaza not there is no other choice construction has stopped and we are on the seats that is not optional or that without it there is nothing. under all says a humanitarian crisis is coming experts in the business community already warning that the goals of the economy is on the verge of collapse now some seventy percent of gaza live in refugee camps like this and they are the ones that are going to be the most affected that's almost half of the population of gaza imran khan the gaza strip. in paris floodwaters have can. to rise enough threatening towns downstream
along the send river heavy rain has forced road closures flooded embankments and as that of the cancellation of river boat cruises through the french capital the high water levels are expected to remain for the coming days and even weeks to come in the philippines having protests against a chinese research expedition to an underwater region called behnam rise it's an important marine area in the philippine sea with untapped resources and the un has declared that it belongs to the philippines jamaica and again reports. in two thousand and twelve the united nations confirmed that the bene rise is part of the philippines there are tree it's an undersea plateau located on the country's eastern coast it's at the center of the planet's marine by a diversity and its resources are untapped with more than thirteen million hectares believed to be rich in minerals and gas. which travelled to bynum rise
a few months ago back then the philippine military boasted of a long term plan to improve its patrols of the area the agriculture ministry also planned to build a reserve that will be a refuge for filipina fisherman the behnam rise was seen as a possible solution to the country's school shortages but that appears to have changed now president rodrigo the third to says china may now lead to exploration in the area he's government says the research is purely scientific but mark time experts say to tear it is apparent cozying up to china is alarming we can see that this is all part of. this and we get ministry showing this policy of friendliness stars china which you know is also good going overboard because it's just about in every aspect of of national life not china is also logged in a dispute with the philippines and other countries over the spratleys group of
islands in the south china sea its incursions in the area have raised tension with other regional countries some fear the same could happen in the bin rise it should be a neutral country that have no vested interests that have no claim on our territory and our exclusive economic zone that's why i said let's follow the a.b.c. rules anyone but china. filipinas scientists are demanding just barents sea from detectives government they want the government to release the. details of the expedition so the public will know the concessions given to china but the government refuses to address the issue directly we do not have to solve it in the in the benham raids because what we only have in the big number aspired to extend the continental shelf is the right to explore and exploit the natural resources found the right filipino scientists have been exploring behnam rise for years and
want to continue their work or will china has become a powerful player in the region many people we spoke to here say they believe the government stand on the issue may endanger the country's interests and those of its longtime allies. again al jazeera manila. the today african union summit has just closed in the ethiopian capital addis ababa representatives from fifty five african nations have been focusing on tackling corruption and conflict across the continent and as mohammed atta reports seventeen years after it was established leaders have also been discussing different ways to fund the african union. the african union summit ended with up tough warning to those fighting in the conflict in south sudan an african union chairman will suffocate mohamad say see it's time to slap sanctions on anyone broken peace in the country. u.n. secretary general antonio terrace well tended the summit promised support for the
african union can put the warring parties on religious belief yesterday this is the kitchen in india do with those easy to use assess the legalization form the illusion be seen but also to be sure this is the most insane and proceeded to be subjugated communist e.g. take it wasn't the only conflict discussed at the summit though the war in libya the fight against boko haram in was the fricker conflict in the eastern democratic republic of congo all debated by the you peace and security council on somalia the pan african bodies hoping the u.n. security council listens to its calls for an extension of the monday of its flagship peacekeeping mission is some beyond. a hasty withdrawal all the you feel is could open the door to a takeover of the somali capital mogadishu behind
a call full of all the african union headquarters itself a gift from the tiniest government african leaders this cost the need to do away with the beginning bulls and i think this thing they want to see an african union fully funded by its members and i've devised the plump up calls on member states to live in zero point two percent on imports to fund the union but sulfide just twenty one of the fifty five member states have implemented it and this is a form is existential for the organization unless you can fund own organization well no right to ask for the. taxpayers to found the african union. president paul kagame has taken over the leadership of the u. general assembly he's expected to use ya'll the heart to push through the agenda he developed for a more independent a you on the theme of the summit tackling rampant corruption in africa leaders
named nigerian president obama to body as a useful and to corruption champion it's a move seen as a completion of his efforts to fight graft in judea mohamed atta. the u.s. has delivered the final shipment of blackhawk helicopters to jordan to help secure its borders with syria and iraq jordan has received twelve blackhawk aircraft over the past nine month months it's been one of the most active members of the u.s. led campaign against i saw jordan has been stepping up security over concerns that are still fighters could try to infiltrate the country as they're pushed out of syria. you know his states military is concerned a popular fitness app could be giving away the exact locations of its soldiers worldwide interactive maps that track the progress of runners and cyclists on devices like fitbit can also blow the cover of top secret military bases and installations finest book explains. well fitness tracking devices have become
very popular around the world in fact about twenty seven million people globally have these things including people in the u.s. military well it's starting to become a concern now for the u.s. military because this global heat map that went online last fall lets anybody go onto the internet and see where people that have these tracking devices are located and if you look at this map you see it places like the united states in north america and in europe are lit up because a lot of people in those areas of course have them but also now you can see areas where potentially u.s. military personnel have them the pentagon a few years ago gave out about twenty five hundred of these devices to some personnel in an effort to fight obesity so now there is concern that people can go onto this map and they can zoom in and they can see places where military personnel
are active places like the c. hill region of africa and an area south of mosul in iraq now the pentagon is taking a look at this it issued a statement late this evening thing that the d.o.d. is taking this very seriously it's reviewing the situation to see if training and policy should be developed in order to keep personnel safe so this device that was given out to the military in an effort to keep them fit now could potentially be a security risk and of what randi can do is catch up with a list tories were reporting on on our website the address for that is. dot com. for minding our top stories around to syria syrian warplanes are north a fierce offensive on the rebel held province of idlib killing at least twenty people want to say the jets targeted a market and then
a hospital full of people wounded in the earlier strike it comes as russia launches a diplomatic push to end the war hosting a new round of talks in sochi the u.n. is there but the main syrian opposition group says it will boycott the negotiations for a challenge has more from sochi. if the main groups of the opposition are not here then this allows damascus to a century say that it's the opposition groups boycotting sofie boycotting this process are sabotage of peace the big question of course is where the u.n. stands on the abyss and whether stefan de mistura will approve of these measures and not allow this to filter in to the geneva process people smugglers are targeting range of muslims who've fled to bangladesh from me and maher has spoken to former smugglers who say the price for a girl in the refugee camps is around sixty dollars even if they are rescued they often can't return to their families as they don't have passports rights groups say
the situation has got worse with the recent influx of more than six hundred eighty thousand ranger refugees to the camps fleeing violence in myanmar eleven afghan soldiers have been killed in an attack on a military academy in kabul i source says it's responsible fighting lasted for hours after at least five men attacked they can be in the early hours of the morning the army says two of them were shot dead and two others blew themselves up . at least four more people have been killed in the yemeni city of aden the day after what the government called an attempted coup by separatists backed by the u.a.e. interior ministry says government forces are now back in control of the city including the office of the prime minister at least a dozen people were killed on sunday while hundreds of others were wounded him and the president says the unrest only benefits the rebels who are more with the internationally recognized government. there's your headlines next stop it's
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