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choosing between buying medication and eating basis is a dialogue i want to get in one more comment because this is someone who's an activist just posted a story join the global conversation at this time on al-jazeera. we understand the differences and the similarities of cultures across the world. so no matter where you call home al-jazeera will bring you the news and current affairs that matter to. al-jazeera. and israeli war plane crashes while targeting iranian drone launch sites in syria.
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there are live from doha also coming up our entry mody makes president mahmoud abbas in the first visit by an indian prime minister to palestine. come to north korea the sister of leader kim jong il invites the south korean president. we're in brazil for the country's most traditional carnival but it's not in rio. there is some breaking news an israeli fighter jet has crashed after an iranian drone was shot down near the border with syria syria says it was responding to an israeli act of aggression state television is reporting explosions from what it says israeli attacks near damascus well both f. sixteen pilots ejected and parachuted safely into northern israel they were targeting a military base inside syria suspected of launching an iranian drone which flew towards the golan heights the israeli army says it struck twelve uranium targets
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including an air defense system. well in a few moments will join us live from beirut but first let's cross to western going to talk to him and. so what's been the reaction so far and side israel to reports of this f. sixteen coming down. well let me give you the details of the large scale military response that took place in the last few hours against targets in side syria fishley what the israeli army have said is that israeli. sorry israeli air force targeted the syrian aerial defense system and iranian targets in syria twelve targets including three aerial defense batteries and four iranian military targets was attacked and the acro missiles were then fired towards israel triggering a lomas in northern israel so this operation a large scale attack against those targets drop in very quickly in the last four or five i was against those targets of the israelis clearly knew what targets they
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wanted to hit in. in revenge against what happened and now we're also hearing that the cabinet meeting there will be a cabinet meeting a little bit later we do know that the defense ministry of already met they are likely to trying to beef trying to figure out what response they have next to airport was also shut down for about fifteen minutes all flights was suspended and the syrians of actually president bashar al assad is actually threatening green in the past saying that if israel doesn't stop its activities across the border within syria that it would attack and clearly that's a concern for the israelis now moving forward we are seeing a blame game going on here it's no about syria so much anymore the israelis are squarely putting the blame on iran and going off the iranian told it's. in terms of the broader expectations in iran do you think this will lead to further escalation of the roles given israel iran syria. well it's interesting speaking
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to defense analysts which i have been doing over the last few weeks trying to get a read on what israel's role israel's position towards syria is no one really says that they're going to go in they're going to send ground troops in syria against hezbollah targets the iranian backed force that are fighting the fighting against syria the rebels in syria and supporting president bashar assad but they have hit targets inside they know where they all so it really depends what the iranians and the syrians do next they've already fired off rockets into israeli territory setting off those alarms but it's likely that the iranians will accept a certain amount of attacks against their targets according to these defense analysts i've spoken to it's all about a proportional response right now from both sides however if things do escalate then it's really up to these radios to figure out what they want to do whether they
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go off the ball the targets completely within syria and the syrian air defenses them but to do that requires a sustained fight and that's something that israel has to really look closely at or to imran khan there in western thank you let's cross over now to beirut and talk to zain a honda the israeli army now says the operation has ended how serious was this incident . well yes the army saying it has ended and they don't want to an escalation it wasn't a war but more than a confrontation it was serious it was the most serious confrontation between israel syria and iran since the start of the syria war in two thousand and eleven israel has been carrying out air strikes in syria over the past few years it has targeted what it believes are weapons convoys destine to the lebanese armed group hezbollah which is allied to iran it has targeted weapons convoys it has targeted hezbollah
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officials in syria but as of late israel has been targeting iranian military facilities for example earlier this year a strike south of damascus hit a base which was still not operational and it was clearly a message to iran that no we will not accept to establish permanent bases inside syria so it was a serious confrontation israeli military seems it doesn't want to escalate the situation the israeli media is even saying that they've reached out to the americans and the russians to deescalate the situation because this will destabilize the security situation across the region iran doesn't just have troops in here yet has the rockets it has missiles it has a proxy here in lebanon which also has rockets and missiles which could land deep inside israel so any escalation would be dangerous to all sites you mention the russian side to there say no i mean israel says it has red lines when it comes to iran have they made that clear to the russians. well russia controls the airspace israel would not have been able to carry out air strikes over the past years
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without the russian green light the israeli prime minister benjamin nothing out of visiting moscow on numerous occasions and this latest visit was just last month and before getting on the plane nothing else who said we are going to make this clear iran cannot entrenched itself militarily in syria because iran cannot use syria as a forward operating base it is not clear what sort of discussions. they had but nothing you know for example has made clear that he was upset at the. russian u.s. cease fire agreement reached last year in southern syria which in one way or another created a buffer zone where iranian troops cannot approach close to the israeli border so a lot to talk about in israel looking at russia to make sure that iran doesn't come out the winner in syria but right now iran is the strongest player on the ground in syria so you know thank you. well let's get more on this i'm joined by marwan qabala again director of policy analysis at the institute for graduate studies i think the first time the syrian air defenses are brought down an israeli warplane
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how significant is this is serious stuff as well i think it is significant because as you said this is the first time in many many years. is shot. by syrian air defenses. that at least have been targeting syrian and iranian forces inside syria for the boston for the past few years actually and this is why they couldn't take it just just likely having one of the of warplanes it down by. a difference there it is as you know they can so that they force the best in the world the presented as invincible so when you when you have one of the airplanes actually shot down i think that is this is a very important tet and that hurt their deterrence because daddy was in the force as a deterrence against the other rivals in the region so let's just talk about the iranian playbook here because this drone underlines the direct contact between israel and iran inside syria doesn't it absolutely but i still don't know whether that was
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a calculated risk taken by the iranians because the whole incident started although i mean they are attacking syria and the onion forces almost on a daily basis in recent weeks inside syria but. this is the first time been. drawn has been flown over and that was why they have overreacted in fact to do that today to do that drawn so that the big question here was that a calculated risk taken by the iranians and was there is a will there is that it is actually overreacted to that to that incident so here you've got this here we are seeing for the first time maybe this direct confrontation between the iranians and the israelis over syria this is very important in my opinion because this might be the second stage of the syrian war we made just with dissing that. i was saying there for. significantly we know that russia controls the airspace of assyria so what message is moscow sending to the israelis that well it depends very much if that will plane was hit by
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a missile that is going to be a very important message because we we know that the russians they have seven or eight different systems s. three hundred and is four hundred located in syria they have installed that actually since the there are military intervention in september two thousand and fifteen and if that war plan was hit by a missile from one of these defense systems that means that maybe. we have to talk about the russian role in this confrontation was that a message by the russians that there is a lot used to be near because when there is no use actually are heading inside syrian territories where the russians are responsible for protecting the syrian air force that is somehow embarrassing for the russians and when there is an act in such a magnitude to. draw on the iranian drone i think if the russians did that that there's going to be a message important message to that today and don't forget that the russians they believe that there is sort of a concerted effort between the americans and the israelis in order to undermine
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your own undermining iran in syria would undermine the whole russian military intervention in syria because the iranians are acting as a as a land as a land force for the for the russian air force thank you. modi is making the first visit by an indian prime minister to the palestinian territories he's meeting palestinian president mahmoud abbas the trip to the west bank as part of a three nation tour to strengthen ties with the middle east earlier he laid a wreath on the tomb of former palestinian leader yasser arafat smith joins us now live from ramallah bernard so let's talk first about the palestinians what are they hoping to get out of this trip. well darren around ramadi is one hour into a short three hour visit tears of the occupied west bank the first visit by an indian prime minister last year modi visited israel and ordinarily off the back of a visit to israel foreign leaders tend to make a visit to the west bank india didn't do that last year it is separately visiting
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the west bank now the palestinians happy that the indian prime minister is making his first visit here they might like to have seen him last year but nevertheless the relationships have changed the palestinians have long been friends and allies of the indians and they're hoping from this visit at least a commitment from the hendra modi to align himself with some sort of. grouping some sort of forum that might take forward any sort of prospect of talks with the israelis they're looking for independent arbiters after they decided that the americans could no longer be trusted to act independently between israel and the palestinians after donald trump recognized drucilla of the capital of israel so the palestinians have been talking to the european union to the russians of the chinese and now the indians to try and form some sort of forum that would help arbitrate any sort of discussions in the future with the israelis so that's what the palestinians might be hoping for here down and bill and what's your broader
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assessment about india's priorities here as he told us earlier they are vocal supporters of the palestinians but it also seems that israel has become important to. go over the decades the relationship really has changed india was the first state to recognize the state of palestine back in one thousand nine hundred eighty eight and then they saw their relationships with their relationship with the palestinian through the prism of colonialism india had been colonized by the british and they believe that the palestinian territories were being colonized by zionists but indians priorities have changed it's a modernizing economy and forty one percent now of israelis defends exports go to india india the biggest arms importer in the world so india and israel have a very important relationship there just on trade and defense pretty. strong technology tie so for india the improving relationship the relationship with israel
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is very important modi netanyahu are also these are also very close friends from a similar allies from a similar. side of the spectrum so the policy all right i was having some small problems there with bernard smith in ramallah let's move on shall we the leader of north korea kim jong un has extended a rare invitation to the south korean president moon julian to visit pyongyang happened at a historic high level meeting between the two sides of the presidential palace in seoul the north korean delegation which includes kim sr as in south korea for the winter olympics the invitation marks a cooling in tensions on the korean peninsula. chairman kim jong un's on voip kim yo junk delivered a letter expressing a willingness to improve relations she also delivered a message from kim jong un that he is willing to meet president moon james in the near future and that he hopes president moon visits the north at a convenient time going to him has more now from congo if this meeting transpires
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it would be historic this would be the first time that north korean leader kim jong il met with the south korean president since taking office in twenty eleven there's been a lot of speculation in the south korean media in the last several days that kim jong un sister kim neo jiang a trusted adviser and high ranking party leader was coming with an invite in hand she delivered a letter and virtually asked that president moon come to the north soon at a convenient time president moon says let's arrange that and let's create favorable conditions to make that happen but moon is also saying that although he's keen to reboot intercalary and relations that dialogue between the united states and the north is essential and he's encouraging both sides to come together. time for short break here dodges iraq when we come back the mud it is our president who does not have the consciousness to fight for our old land pressure on the philippines
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president to stop china's military expansion on disputed on. a mexico deploys thousands of extra police to fight a rising tide of drug related crimes in tourist hot spot small states. hello there over the southeastern parts of asia the shower is a fairly subdued at the moment there's plenty of sunshine on our charts you can see across many parts of the philippines it's fine and dry there on the satellite picture also plenty of sunshine stretching down through thailand down towards k.l. and into singapore however we all still seeing wardle two showers in the east impossible and across jobs in this region still going to be fairly wet there as we head through sunday and even on monday we're looking at some pretty sharp showers monday they also notice this feature this is
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a developing storm that's galloping its way towards the philippines looks like the eye of that storm will make landfall on choose day a bit further towards the south and of course in the northern parts where we see in the west of the weather over australia and for some of us here plenty more showers still to come further south and this system here is giving us a few outbreaks of brawl the shop rain will gradually edging its way eastwards there and behind it it's turning fresh a safe amount and then our maximum temperature will be around twenty two on sunday but in sydney will still be in the hotter air of thirty two will change though and on monday the top temperature this time will only be around twenty seven towards the west it's rather warm for us in perth on monday. thirty two degrees. on counting the cost of wild swings for stock markets we'll look at what's going on and why it matters how women in twenty eighteen are still fighting for equal rights
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in the workplace bus us sheryl is defying expectations but will it make life more difficult for counting the cost at this time on a. welcome back a quick recap of the top stories here this hour an israeli fighter jet has crashed after an iranian drone was shot down near the border with syria syria says it was responding to an israeli act of aggression israeli army says it struck twelve uranium targets inside syria including an ad defense system. there in germany is
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making the first visit by an indian prime minister to the palestinian territories a trip to the west bank as part of a three nation tour to strengthen ties with the middle east. north korea's leader kim jong un has extended a rare invitation to the south korean president mungy and to visit pyongyang the two countries have been holding talks on the sidelines of the winter olympics in china. turkey's military is establishing a new position in syria's in the province of spot of efforts to expand the so-called deescalation zone the state news agency says troops have been deployed to todd to come on russian forces are expected to position themselves six kilometers outside the town and they want to create a line dividing syrian government forces and opposition fighters to prevent contact rebel held it libya's been the site of intense bombardment and ground fighting in recent weeks. egyptian state media says the country's security readiness has been raised to its highest level after the military launched an operation against groups
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in the sinai peninsula president abdel fattah el-sisi told the army to use brute force to restore security after an attack on a mosque in the venda that killed more than three hundred people shops and schools in north on a closed until further notice donald trump has blocked the release of a democratic party rebuttal to every public a russian meddling in the election the bloc member of challenges the republican member released last week which accused the f.b.i. and the justice department of bias against the president says the democrats shouldn't be made public because of national security concerns christin salumi has the latest from washington d.c. . the letter from the white house citing significant law enforcement and national security concerns was supported by another document another letter from the deputy attorney general rod rosenstein and the head of the f.b.i. christopher ray which goes on to explain that they're worried about revealing sources and ongoing investigations but it should be noted that the f.b.i.
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had the same objections to releasing the republican memo and president trump went ahead and released it anyway and then after it was released said that the report had quote totally vindicated him of course democrats saw things much differently they wanted to have a chance to respond they said the republican version of events left out significant facts and they wanted a chance to put that forward even trey gowdy republican on the house intelligence committee said that the memo had not in any way discredited the mueller investigation so democrats now are crying foul they say this is a double standard and for a president who was talking about transparency when he released the original memo this just didn't make sense the question asked by both the democratic leader of the house and the senate is what is the president hiding of course the white house says that the justice department would be happy to work with democrats to revise their
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memo so that it is able to be released without compromising security and democrats say they will take them up on that offer protesters in the philippines are urging president roderigo to take to stop china's military expansion in the south china sea in march the chinese consulate in manila philippines media published photos last week showing that china has continued to build installations on the disputed spratly on the news. in the capital manila. protesters think there is just the start of a long series of campaign to put pressure on. is it into a very good detective government to put out a man. to stop it there is a strike and there's not that area in there now trying to fill their tanks after a little post report shows that china is almost already finished with its military's ation of disputed areas in the spratleys group of islands. in the
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long run is very damaging one has to be stopped. you may be losing the he was. already controlling huge part of the disputed area. it is our president who does not have the consciousness to fight for our old man but it is easier for him to give our really old philippine rice to the chinese. the spokesperson of president that artist says the blame should be put on the previous government that even president benigno aquino was not able to do anything when it comes to china's reclamation and military station activities in the south china sea and says that the philippine government should eventually think china for the minute she garrisons an installation it's built there in the event that it finally leaves philippine waters but critics say the government's approach when it
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comes to the south china sea is dangerous not only because it threatens the country's sovereignty it also threatens the sovereignty of its allies in the asia pacific the european union's chief brings it negotiator is warning that a transitional deal for britain to withdraw from the block is a risk which obama says substantial disagreements are jeopardizing the u.k.'s plans for a two year transition period after leaving the e.u. in twenty nine team he's rejected criticism from britain's brags that secretary david davis said it to be discourteous to sanction the u.k. if it breached e.u. rules during the transition. former fog rebels in colombia have suspended their campaign to be elected because of threats by angry mobs now called the common alternative revolutionary force political party leaders urged the government to ensure their safety fighters handed over their weapons last year and became a political party after a peace deal ended fifty years of civil war many colombians continue to reject the peace moves. will end though we have decided to suspend campaign activities until
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we have sufficient guarantee we call on all parties and political movements without exception to make a statement rejecting this type of aggression we invite all to meet us to the forum to agree of a game of clean rules. mexican marines have arrested a drug leader with a five million dollars bounty on his head. as the leader of the cartel which is accused of traffic and cocaine and methamphetamine to the u.s. mexico's government has deployed thousands of federal police officers to combat a huge surge in drug related violence more than twenty five thousand people were murdered last year as there was none or apollo is in cancun mexico with the details . police and military forces are holding a routine checkpoint in cancun in response to a homicide rate that has risen three hundred percent in the last fourteen months this driver was detained after officers found a half dozen mobile phones and a handgun in his vehicle but even with the cooperation military state and local
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police law enforcement agencies are struggling to fight crime. related to organized crime committed by criminal groups competing for control over other criminal groups all of it is related to the sale of drugs. we rode along with the division of federal police officers patrolling a popular beach mexico's peak tourism season is fast approaching and the government is dispatching some five thousand federal agents across the country for tourists looking for white sand in turquoise waters however the violence seems far away the soda i feel very safe i walked around late yesterday and it was very calm. bad things happening or anything. can cool draws in billions of dollars from tourism every year into the sunset bars and nightclubs are packed with party goers
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but just a short drive away there is another more dangerous side to the city. we're in a residential neighborhood near the center of town and police have blocked off this road behind me after the shooting took place only about one hour ago police tell us that two people were shot and the gunmen fled sadly this is a scene that plays out on a near daily basis here in cannes koon the district attorney says there are one to two murders on average every day for civil society groups argue that the recent increase in police hasn't served everyone equally. for their government to protect . hotel industry but what about the ones that work in that industry and then return to the areas where crime. and violence prevail. walking along the hotel district the two sides of the city become apparent a nightly patrol by federal police makes foreign tourists feel safe but it also
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keeps the nearby violence out of sight and out of mind and ended up on the. cancun mexico. will pay two hundred forty five million dollars of its own shares to the self driving car technology company way mo to settle a dispute over trade secrets when i started legal action last year it's alleged one of its former engineers who became chief of driving car project took thousands of confidential documents with him. now it's not time of the year again carnival is underway in brazil for most people that means the sun but parades of rio de janeiro but the most traditional carnival of all is in the northeastern states opponent that's america and it's a lesson you've been is that. i'm in a sea for the capital of penumbra states where carnival is a multicultural multi news it fair that lasts for five days behind me on the ball nickels these are the giant balls for which this state is famous they began in the
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early one nine hundred step pay homage to different personalities past and as you can see in present more than eighty will be parading next week and the long time coordinator of the event was kind enough to give us a sneak preview. here to see if it has to that he's got underway over night. this is called monica to approach caution based music with strong african roots brought here to the seafront by slade's eighteenth century. and there was also the for table and nineteenth century rhythm that pin number is famous for it's a fusion of martial music a kind of brazilian tango and some african rhythms. carnival is a time for celebration but also for excesses especially of alcohol which is increasingly leading to sex abuses out here on the streets for the second year in a row activist. is taking part in
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a campaign for women to speak out and to monitor places where abuses are most likely to happen. during carnival there's a culture of permissiveness people think it's normal to grope you to force you to kiss them to have sex with women specially. but even with millions of brazilians and foreigners have come here to celebrate the preparations are underway for what will be the main event on saturday called the rooster of the dog and that's when this gigantic rooster will lead the world's largest street parade more than a million people taking part and it begins at the early hours of the morning when it ends no one knows. stuff a quick check of the top stories here on al-jazeera an israeli fighter jet has crashed after an iranian drone was shot down near the border with syria syria says it was
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responding to an israeli act of aggression both f. sixteen pilots ejected and parachuted safely into northern israel israeli army says it struck twelve iranian targets in syria including a defense system imran khan has more from west to say that this operation a large scale attack against those targets drop in very quickly in the last four or five was against those targets of the israelis clearly knew what targets they wanted to hit a river in revenge against what happened and now we're also hearing that the cabinet meeting there will be a cabinet meeting a little bit later we do know that the defense ministry of already met they are likely to trying to trying to figure out what response they have next narendra modi's making the first visit by an indian prime minister to the palestinian territories he's meeting palestinian president mahmoud abbas the trip to the west bank as part of a three nation tour to strengthen ties with the middle east. north korea's leader
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kim jong un has extended a rare invitation to the south korean president moon jane to visit. the two countries have been holding talks on the sidelines of the winter olympics in p.r. china donald trump has blocked the release of a democratic party rebuttal to a republican memo one russian meddling into the election the blocks memo challenges last week's republican which accused the f.b.i. and justice justice department of bias against trump. protesters in the philippines are urging president to take to stop china's military expansion in the south china sea philippines media published photos last week showing that china has continued to build installations on the disputed spratly islands former rebels in colombia have suspended their campaigns to be elected because of threats by angry mobs now colbie com an alternative revolutionary force political party leaders urged the government to ensure their safety. fighters handed over their weapons last year and
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became a political party after a peace deal ended fifty years of civil war but those were the headlines the news continues here on al-jazeera after counting the cost section that's watching. the nature music as it breaks the u.s. cut the funding has cemented the feeling here that the u.s. is now part of the problem and has picked the israeli side with detailed 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. a law and housing seeker this is counting the cost on al-jazeera your weekly look at the world of business and.

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