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in your eyes. at this time on al-jazeera. the nature of news as it breaks the u.s. cut the funding has cemented the feeling here that the u.s. is the pulse of the problem and is picked to be israel you saw it with details coverage the nigerian government insists negotiations are ongoing to secure the release of the girls and hundreds of others. from around the world three decades on chileans are still thinking about abuses but this time those committed by the church. this in fact is our new american moment there has never been a better time to start living the american dream president al sharpton asperse
state of the union address posts about phenomenal success and renewed optimism. to reexamine our military detention promise and to keep open the detention facilities in guantanamo bay. multiple promises for the u.s. military that on top of a prison will stay open indefinitely. i'm richelle carey this is al jazeera live cunto also coming up some of these afghan refugees have lived in pakistan for generations but a deadline for them to lady is just hours away. emmons government remains besieged by separatists inside the presidential palace and eighty eight operations have been suspended there.
an appeal for unity at home and a message of strength and power abroad i'll come to liberate as first state of the union speech highlighting the successes of his administration has outlined a plan for tougher immigration policy a powerful military and a stronger nuclear deterrence program for washington d.c. alan fischer plays oh oh oh oh no truck that's got to go for a president who wants to unite the country his journey to the capitol in washington was marked by protests go. across a field of study inside a much warmer welcome for donald trump. the state of the union traditionally when a president lays out his vision for the future the state of our union is strong for donald trump a chance to look back at the tumultuous first year he boasted about his economic successes since the election we have created two point four million new jobs including. thad
including two hundred thousand new jobs in manufacturing alone but you talked about cutting black unemployment is a storm the reaction from some democrats there over immigration helped close down the government earlier this month he appealed to democrats to what with him and republicans to finally sort the issue so let's come together. set politics aside and finally get the job done. and as he talked about chain migration there were audible boots under the current broken system a single immigrant can bring in virtually unlimited numbers of distant relatives under our plan he talked about the battle against i'm still claiming huge success the pledging there was more to be done and of the need to invest more in america's military in a line not trailed by the white house the president revealed
a new policy on the detention camp a guantanamo being cuba overturning a decision by barack obama i just side prior to walking in an order directing secretary mabus to keep open the detention facilities in guantanamo bay alley and after a u.n. vote which criticized the u.s. decision to recognize to receive them as the capital of israel it was a clear threat to those who stood against his administration i am asking congress to pass legislation to help ensure american foreign assistance dollars always share american interests and only go to friends of amanda knox and her allies there was no mention of the russian investigation but there was mention of iran and north korea but the president ended with a familiar message and it's the people who are making america great again
the democrats' reply came from the son of a famous family congressman joe kennedy his great uncle was president john kennedy their record is rebuke to our highest american ideal. the belief that we are all worthy that we are all equal that we all can't control what did to bring the country together and believes this speech will help democrats want to see if his actions his intention oh and fischer washington. trying to use the state of the union speech to attack the iranian government he's urging congress to address what he calls fundamental flaws in the iran nuclear deal they were on and foreign minister job as serif responded on twitter this way again confirms his ignorance of iran and the region everyone knows where he stands and certainly not with iranians and he's our cast of glee added this virtuous democratically elected clients in our region may cheer but not those on the receiving end of their tyranny and weapons including you many children and non-con has
a palestinian reaction from ramallah in the occupied west bank. president truman's was will be met with the same sort of reaction as we've seen in the past when pence was mike pence the v.p. was head down saying that you know jerusalem was in fact the capital of israel it will be one of disappointment in the u.s. and the fact that the u.s. is now not seen as an honest peace broker it's not a partner in peace anymore in fact what it is is a partner on the side of israel is now a part of the conflict that's what you're hearing from palestinians the palestinians have long said privately that they felt the u.s. was always taking the side of his or they now say this publicly and the kinds of reactions they're going to get to this speech going to be interesting particularly when it comes to numbers what's said in his speech is that when he announced the move and he said it was u.s. sovereign right of the embassy from tel aviv to jerusalem he said dozens of countries actually voted against that in the u.n.
will number was one hundred and twenty eight countries and palestinians take part in that number that so many countries came and supported the u.s. embassy remaining in tel aviv off until the final status solution that's what they go to do next they want to internationalize this occupation this conflict and take it to the international criminal courts to the international court of justice to the united nations so it's likely that the strategy now will be one that takes away the u.s. puts the u.s. firmly on the side of israel rather than being an honest peace broker in the palestinians try and take as international more than one point four million afghans are expected to lose the right to stay in pakistan in the coming hours after the government said it will no longer extend their refugee status their legal status officially expired on december thirty first but the pakistani cabinet extended their stay by one month sam i spent the last thirty five years living in pakistan
pakistan says it has placed safeguards for the dignified return of. afghan nationals by preparing their a lists and identifying refugee hosting areas afghan officials say not enough is being done last year four hundred thousand refugees have gone back under the voluntary return program but one hundred thousand of them were turned to pakistan saying the afghan government did not provide them with the required facilities tensions between the two countries are high after kabul was hit by a spate of attacks in the past ten days which killed nearly one hundred fifty people afghanistan accuses pakistan of not cracking down on the taliban and its allies. or has more from the refugee camp in the shower. the pakistani cabinet will have to make a decision sometime today because of the expiry of the. statutes of the refugees we have read shoshana shot from the u.n.h.c.r. head in this hour and we're going to ask about some of the concerns regarding the
refugees the government of pakistan obviously has made a decision or is going to make a decision on the back creation but what are the concerns of the u.n.h.c.r. when it comes to the repatriation of these refugees. first of all i'd like you to know that the pact creation voluntary with pact nation for you any c.r. is joining the winter months is suspended and we will initiate volunteer petry ation from first march two thousand and eighteen. when we initiate bone to patch mission in the beginning of march of course our concerns for congress to the population on both sides of the border would be for their economic security and for the sustainable livelihoods those are major concerns for us at the able to sustain themselves well that was chandeleur saad from the u.n.
and he obviously there are problems problems because of donor fatigue the international community is not giving enough money to enable father smoothly back creation of the of man refugees the buggers on a government on the other hand is saying that there are major security concerns that some of the envisaged raiders will come ahead and operate and by august on and bombard tags and attacks targeted tax are using these refugee camps. emmons internationally recognized government remains besieged inside the presidential palace and after a session us forces took control of the southern port city on tuesday tanks and jet fighters supported the takeover and are deploying forces around the presidential palace the gulf nations involvement and the fight suggests splits in the coalition which the u.a.e. is part of the people and even has force aid groups to suspend their work there some avenge of aid has the latest. on. the seat of power for yemen's government is
no longer under its control this is the sudden port city of aden we're secessionist say they're now in charge fighters from the sudden council have seized areas around the presidential palace and military bases. the prime minister's call to cease fire has not worked the government of president. of the is based out of saudi arabia and the men he appointed as governor of aden now heads the separatist movement secessionists had given how the road to meet him to change his government and when the deadline expired on sunday thousands of their supporters took to the streets of aden you know that. we demand this corrupt gang in the liberated southern areas be expelled our youth have sacrificed for the school the sacrifices cannot go down the drain and see this corrupt gang in power to them we say enough is enough. many people in the government in the north of discrimination since.
the situation has worsened since the war against began three years ago. to form a state the coalition must consider cause they will be the losers. we are here today holding our ground in the streets we will topple the field government we will topple his government. people the people. the saudi led coalition was supposed to fight the iran backed rebels who control much of the north including the capital. of the united arab emirates which is part of the coalition has been supporting the separatists in the south. the internationally recognized government which no longer has any control in the north or the south but despite these insists the coalition has splinted. the position of the u.a.e. remains deeply consistent with other members of the coalition concerning the yemen
crisis the foreign ministers meeting last week was good evidence that members of the coalition are united and will take the liberation of yemen as their ultimate goal but instead of liberating and uniting the war seems to have pushed the country to the brink of breaking up. their. capital. and stores explosions were felt north people living. there. retail market for the trey.
welcome back nothing remarkable happening at the moment across southeastern parts of asia there are a few showers around but many areas seen a good deal of sunshine really maybe central and southern parts the philippines picking up some showers later on java still looking to a bit unsettled with some thunderstorms around for jakarta up through the malay pledge to respecting fine conditions from singapore to kuala lumpur our forecast doesn't indicate anything significant for bangkok but there are showers around the gulf of thailand so there could be a threat of one or two downpours here much of a combo d. and southern parts of vietnam expected to be drawing and fine moving down into a straight here we've still got some active troughs across northern areas right across the top and we've also got some heavy rain across the east of arm up there into fiji we see some heavy rain for the last twenty four hours so look at the forecast then plenty of share activity around that particular warm for melbourne to
sydney have temperatures really are fluctuating at the moment twenty one is a high there melbourne showers across western australia too with this circulation perth looks at be dry through thursday friday i think may just see want to show us later on across into new zealand the remnants of our tropical see the cycle. heading down across the south and give you some fairly heavy rain here big drop in temperatures though as we head through into friday. hitchhiking has never been this risk. but nothing can stop them in their tracks chasing the american dream escaping poverty but the illegal route is their only option and their hope for a better life can lead them into trouble braving tough conditions gambling with the law will put their lives in danger just to hurt them in risking it all the
destroyed on al-jazeera. watching al-jazeera let's recap the top stories right now. tracked is our new american home. pitch and his first state of the union address he is urging republicans and democrats tonight to implement his tougher immigration policies and a one point five trillion dollars and for structure plan is also promising to strengthen the military and to keep the autonomy prison open indefinitely. yemen's internationally recognized government remains besieged by secessionists inside the presidential palace and eighty eight operations in the southern port city had been
suspended the session us forces backed by the u.a.e. to control of aden on tuesday. more than one point four million afghans are expected to lose the right to stay in pakistan after the government said it will no longer extend their refugee status their legal status officially expired on december thirty first but the pakistani cabinet had extended their stay by one month. russian and syrian government forces have been bombing towns in italy province and airstrike hit an open marketplace in every a city on tuesday at least twelve people were killed and dozens injured in a renewed syrian and russian military offensive this week targeting hospitals and markets in the rebel held areas and united nations is worried about civilians in the northern syrian city of a free turkey has been attacking the kurdish region for more than ten days now a framus controlled by the white peachey a syrian kurdish group that turkey considers a terrorist organization stephanie decker reports. some of the people of.
this protest is in the kurdish run area in northeast syria where people say they feel betrayed. or we condemn the turkish state we condemn russia because had it not been for russia giving the green light turkey. would not have been able to attack a free in russia and turkey your fate and will be at the hands of the heroes of the wipe e.g. just like the end of ice. in africa and funerals are held for fighters from the peoples protection units. turkey considers the y.p. g a terrorist organization but fighters from the kurdish groups across syria make up the backbone of the u.s. backed syrian democratic forces crucial and the most effective in the battle against ancyl. this is said to be video gin that is an area close to the border with turkey that has been heavily targeted sources have told al-jazeera that most people in these areas have fled due to the heavy bombardment. and the u.n.
estimates around fifteen thousand are now displaced inside the region of africa. we're also told there been civilian casualties after random shelling in turkey denies this and says it only targets why peachey positions turkey's offensive is now well into its second week the village with the smoke coming from it is inside syria now turkey has been shelling these border areas on a daily basis i was also supported on the ground by free syrian army fighters this is the syrian rebels that turkey supports and they have a presence here in turkey along the border. we spot a few free syrian army fighters on the side of the road they are rarely seen this openly in turkey turkey has brought many of these f.s.a. fighters from syria and they are now waiting along the border for orders to advance we managed to speak to one of them who tells us the battle won't be easy record that. we're facing quite a few challenges first the weather didn't help us as it was foggy and raining
second the y.p. tree has advanced snipers that's why we are taking it slower trying to control these mountains first. turkey's aim at the moment is to secure its border area with . airstrikes and artillery can be heard all along this area but we're told that the y.p. g a well prepared and know the terrain this could be a long and difficult fight stephanie decker on the turkey syria border british prime minister theresa may has figured out a three day visit to china. chang welcome to her and beijing and his visit is aimed at securing a free trade agreement with china as the u.k. prepares to leave the european union has brought along a fifty strong delegation of business leaders from sectors including financial services health care and for structure how trade between china and the u.k. has been on the rise as part of a philips reports there so significant potential for growth they've been making woollen cloth since seventeen eighty three and the expertise built up over
centuries by this very british company in its yorkshire factory is now highly valued by the chinese today much of the focus is on markets in the far east and it exports more textiles and fabrics to china than to any other country. but they know where else might china and the wealthy interesting sites seem to be endless and stagnant relationships and nesting and that too john byrne shanks and actually make the market you can see the banks they can sleep at night and you know they're going to take this company's business is into woven with china but the wider british and chinese economies are not so tightly bound to trade house grown sharply in recent is but it's still relatively small the united states is the largest destination for british exports china is only eight exports to china are worth about one
fourteenth of those to the e.u. which britain will soon be leaving. but china's growing strength is felt in britain as elsewhere the arrival of the first train from china in london last year a symbol of china's desire to reach across the world to trade more with britain to resume a has visited china before and met president g g p at the g. twenty summit back in twenty sixty but now with the prime minister weak at home and with new government documents saying that brics it will damage the economy is there a danger the chinese will consider a little desperate they clearly have the upper hand in many ways because their bigger economy three times bigger i mean they're important to us in ways that probably weren't before brics it started to happen and so the best outcome really will be that she looks confident she's aware of the strategic importance of this visit as many many things to china just want from the u.k.
partnership intellectual property liberty investment environment and so the best outcome will be one where everyone comes away thinking markets we can win in the yorkshire factory they make products the chinese want there's now a lucrative trade in cloth to snooker tables the challenge for tourism a on this visit to convince china and other countries that the brand of global britain still counts for something in a post it world barnaby phillips al-jazeera yorkshire. the u.s. secretary of state and defense minister had been meeting their counterparts from qatar texas state rex tillerson says the u.s. is came to find a solution to the gulf crisis atika hain has more from washington d.c. . qatar is a strong partner and a longtime friend of the united states a message of support from the u.s. secretary of state to the state of cutter who didn't get the same treatment from rex tillerson boss at the start of the blockade we ask guitar and other nations
in the region to do more. and do it faster president donald trump initially sided with the blockading countries but has since called for the sides to settle their disagreements he even promised to help them negotiate but that was last september and not much has changed so now these talks resolving some big sticking points in the relationship guitar airways has agreed to open its books a big demand of u.s. air carriers and the sides have signed an agreement to work together improving labor laws and preventing human trafficking in cutter while here cutter sent a kind of message to the u.s. president in the kind of talk he likes the most money and business is already investing one hundred billion dollars in the u.s. economy including ten billion dollars earmarked for infrastructure for its part the visit meant the blockade was once again being talked about in washington and framed in a way to highlight that this isn't just
a gulf issue as the gulf dispute nears the eight month mark the united states remains just concerned today as we were and it's out this dispute has had direct negative consequences economically and militarily from those involved as well as the time stage and cutter also got something it very much wanted a promise of protection signing an agreement that the u.s. would work jointly with cutter to deter and confront external pressures to qatar's territorial integrity and her believes that will be heard in the region what it does it puts the united states more. closer to each other so to speak and it basically tells the others about a blockade to get the united states is not going to be be in your camp any more there really hasn't been much discussion here at the state department about how much longer this blockade will last but they are sending a message with this meeting site in agreement that this is going to happen every
year next year secretaries of defense instead. will be headed to doha. al-jazeera washington. vietnam is marking fifty years since what became known as the tet offensive at official ceremony is taking place and city formally saigon and january nineteenth sixty eight communist soldiers from north vietnam launched attacks on more than one hundred cities in the south hoping to overthrow the u.s. backed government the attempt failed initially but a few old anti-war sentiment in the u.s. which within five years had withdrawn its troops on exhibit at the newseum in washington d.c. is currently showcasing the work of young spent three days but the u.s. marines at the one nine hundred sixty eight battle of whey the bloodiest single battle of the non war john olsen stars and stripes are taught for the tet offensive tells us about his experience. i'm john olsen i'm co-founder of
a business name three d. photo works this is a series of photographs i made as a young combat photographer in one thousand nine hundred sixty eight during the tet offensive in one thousand nine hundred seven i was a nineteen year old u.s. army draftee in saigon with incredible job i was the only photographer assigned to the newspaper stars and stripes i'd heard that the battle for a was vicious fighting there i was met by a number of eighteen nineteen twenty year old marines and i spent three days with them they were taken heavy casualties and it was a totally new experience tet is the vietnamese new year that celebrated every year and in one thousand nine hundred sixty eight january thirty first was the beginning of tech the ancient city of way was thought to be a significant target if the north vietnamese could capture that the populace would
rise up and the country would follow and in one thousand nine hundred sixty eight there was a surprise attack the north korea lamaze and and the vietcong launched attacks throughout all of south vietnam there were more than a hundred cities and outposts attacked and the city of way was overrun it was something no one expected on the morning of january thirty first one hundred sixty eight the marines were sent in to why to do what they called was a mop up of a couple hundred north vietnamese when they got there they were met by ten thousand heavily on and and heavily dug in anime it's the only exhibit that i'm of aware of where we can look back in time fifty years and see eighteen nineteen and twenty year old men and then jump forward fifty years and hear how this battle affected the rest of their lives. politicians are debating
a total ban on ivory sales environmentalist say the territory has more ivory trade than any other in the world typical column reports. hong kong complied with the global ivory ban in one thousand nine hundred eighty nine but still allows the sale we obtain before that according to conservationists this is opened up somewhat of a new poll which allows the sale of both old and new ivory products openly in shops across the city this new government bill aims to address that. the most important. pre-convention. to give status to. the ivory trade is the people using project tasty smoking freshly published point reading e.q. integrated into the local. grading and it's legal i bring the ivory trade has been particularly lucrative in the past couple of decades thanks to the mainland chinese tourists who see african ivory as a two to symbol the number of shops and traders have decreased significantly since
the one nine hundred seventy s. but there are still dozens of merchants who have licenses to sell him and trees they say from before the one nine hundred ninety s. every words in existence of this world and really hurts me on cost of vegas trade place for the very and i wasn't sure and also so we don't want them to get killed that's why we care about them the complete ban of r.b.s. been debated ad the legislative council many times are the problem here is the main argument for the ivory trade is that it's a craft and it's a traditional part of chinese culture and vive until it's not calling on the government to speed up the process even though this latest bill banning all commercial ivory merchants will be given time to get rid of their stall which means all called will not be free of the library trade so twenty twenty two.
these are your headlines right now on al-jazeera donald trump's appeal for national unity in this first state of the union speech yes president boasted to congress about creating two and a half million new jobs during his first year in the white house and our support for a one and a half trillion dollars in infrastructure spending he also wants to beef up the u.s. military and keep guantanamo bay prison open and he urges democrats and republicans to solve the tree merci issue by implementing a tougher immigration laws my duty and the sacred duty of every elected official in this chamber is to defend americans to protect their safety their families their communities and their right to the american dream because americans are dreamers to. more than one point four million afghans are expected to lose their right to say in pakistan after the government said it will no longer extend their refugee status the legal status officially expired on december thirty
first but the pakistani cabinet had extended their stay by one month yemen's internationally recognized government remains besieged by secessionists inside the presidential palace and eight and eight operations in the southern port city had been suspended secession is forces backed by the u.a.e. took control of aden on tuesday and saudi led coalition planes have carried out several air strikes in yemen's capital saana targeting who the rebel weapons stores explosions were felt in an area north of the city people living there say the strikes resulted in flying shells and explosions. russian and syrian government forces have been bombing towns and include province an airstrike hit an open marketplace and area city on tuesday at least twelve people were killed and dozens injured there's been a renewed syrian and russian military offensive this week targeting hospitals and markets and rebel held areas british companies are hoping to do more business in china prime minister trace him a is leading a fifty strong trade delegation on