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isn't current of things that matter to cultures iraq. monitored truck quantify i'm valued looseleaf data being a new car for. your data your identity is a commodity and we have to understand where i'm from a come from us leaving it is time to reclaim our cyber selves we have to put in them a something that can all be sold we are creators we are activists we are geeks give us back our data at this time on a does either. kurdish fighters in syria say they have struck a deal with government forces to repel the turkish offensive in a frame. i'm richelle carey this is al-jazeera life until hala so coming up. fog and rain
blocking efforts to locate the iranian plane that crashed in mountains killing all sixty five on board. the grains opposition demands answers over the deportation of mikhail saakashvili plus. the claim that the movie stars were black on the red carpet to send a message on sexual harassment and violence against women. kurdish officials say they have reached a deal for syrian government troops to enter a frayne a development which raises new complexities for russia and turkey in the war a kurdish folks men told al-jazeera they want syrian forces to help them fight turkish attacks on a frame and that they could arrive in two days so this could see syrian forces directly confronting turkish troops who are currently engaged in an operation against the kurds in the area the kurdish why p.g. has been a key ally of the u.s.
in the battle against eisel in syria but turkey is a heavily opposed to the group which is fighting for more kurdish autonomy of some of the edge of it is following the story from istanbul. when it comes to fruition this deal would not be a surprise because kurdish fighters the people whose production units are white b.g. have been in negotiations with the bashar al assad government for a number of days now sources have been telling us that there are sticking points including the man with the conscription of kurdish fighters into the city and the government forces there giving up of heavy weapons by these kurdish fighters and giving up all of their military bases and manipulations go to one of those was some of those points that they were agreeing to as were being asked by the syrian government the details of this agreement have not been made public or clear is yet but goodish try to say that they've asked the syrian government to come in and help them to secure these areas against the turkish advances if invent syrian forces
enter that border area between syria and turkey called free and where the fighting is continuing where turkey has launched operation on a ranch to try and clear it from the these kurdish fighters if it is to be seen that how it will respond because turkey has been stating that the whole purpose of this operation is to clear its border areas of fight as richard calls terrorists and when and if syrian forces take over control of these areas and allow turkey and promise to a key that they will secure these areas against any of what it calls terrorist activities what will be turkey's response then will it continue to carry out its offensive or will it agreed to the terms that will be offered by the syrian government back saverin says an assistant professor of political science in northeastern university says it's hard to predict how turkey will react to this alliance. over the past few days turkey has been ramping up its military operations and now sets and in that sense it's hard to imagine churchie you know
standing by especially because earlier one has really been emphasizing the importance the critical importance of taking up the y.p. jeep which are described in turkey as really just an offshoot of the kikuyu tracking that said oh yes you know that the syrian arab army were to go in there and basically rescue control from the wife e.g. then the main sort of turkish just became should the counterterrorism just biggish and of being their own it would sort of subside but there are a lot of wild cards in terms of what's going to happen for example what is russia going to do russia stood aside and essentially allow the turkish our presence there in africa however were there to be some sort of direct confrontation between the turkish military in the syrian military one would expect russia to side with the sopped so how exactly russia what relate to turkey remains very
much a couple acute in fluid but an important aspect of this peace. president hassan rouhani has ordered an investigation into the plane crash that killed sixty five people on airlines jet disappeared from radar fifteen minutes after leaving that happen all tehran it was traveling to a suit and the southwest have a fall it has hindered rescue efforts so far. city reports. distraught family members still near had bad street into one where fifty nine passengers and six crew members departed on their fateful flight. on the other side of the journey the halls of airport where the plane was set to arrive was full of people mourning so hard. i kept calling all morning but they wouldn't answer so i called my brother and he assured me they'll get here the plane is not behind schedule yet he said don't worry he called later it's had the plane had crashed the seamen airlines
flight departed from about airport into iran but disappeared from radar fifteen minutes after leaving the plane was heading towards the city vs in southwestern iran it crashed into mt dena near the town of semi room in the mountain range rescue teams a struggle to reach the crash site due to inclement weather and rugged terrain there's no question the roads here are impassable vehicles are here and lots of people too when we heard about it around eleven am or noon we began searching all the villages in the area but we didn't find anything investigators have yet to determine the cause of the crash but some aviation experts believe heavy fog could have hindered the pilot's navigation decades of international sanctions and diplomatic isolation have left iran's airlines with aging fleets of passenger planes which they've struggled to maintain and modernize. you have fruits of aircraft in iran as
a man airlines flies it's the only airline in the world that still flies commercially the boeing seven two seven try jet this is an aircraft which hasn't even been made for over thirty four years and so you've got effectively a block on components of. a new aircraft which is simply left iranian aviation pretty much as it was well let's say round about nine hundred eighty iran suffered a number of aviation disasters most recently in two thousand and fourteen when a separate man airlines flight crashed just after takeoff killing thirty nine people. since to her on curb its nuclear program it's ordered more than two hundred planes from airbus and boeing with forty four billion dollars in the hopes of modernizing its commercial aviation committed by d.c. al-jazeera. and the us the political fallout continues from the indictment of a group of russians accused of meddling and the two thousand and sixteen
presidential election president donald trump fired off several tweets were checked in accusations his campaign colluded with moscow jordan has this report from washington. the u.s. president donald trump hasn't been seen in public since friday the day thirteen russian citizens and three companies were indicted for allegedly interfering in the two thousand and sixteen presidential campaign and for allegedly trying to throw the election trumps way on sunday the president took to twitter to blame everyone from hillary clinton to the media for the suggestion that his campaign colluded with the russian government to win the election something he has always denied i never said russia did not meddle in the election i said it may be russia or china or another country or group or it may be a four hundred pound genius sitting in bed and playing with his computer the russian hoax was that the trump campaign colluded with russia it never did the
independent senator bernie sanders allegedly was also being supported by the russian operation but he said on sunday the bigger problem is how trump is reacting what the real issue right now is how do we have a president of the united states not saying what everybody knows to be true russia or into feed into sixteen they're going to interfere in two thousand and eighteen and we have got to do everything we can to make sure that they do not on the by an american democracy meanwhile a senior democratic senator said the indictment should alarm americans it's not yet clear whether the russian succeeded in actually changing votes what's clear is that they spent millions and millions of dollars and had hundreds of people working in a troll farm in st petersburg to intentionally undermine one candidate hillary clinton and support another donald trump on saturday night trump also criticized his nash. security advisor h.r. mcmaster for not backing his view of the situation mcmaster had told delegates at
the munich security conference that the indictment was proof of russian interference in u.s. political affairs gen mcmaster forgot to say that the results of the twenty six thousand election were not impacted or changed by the russians and that the only collusion was between russia and crooked h. the d.n.c. and the dems remember the dirty dossier your rainy i'm speeches emails and the put dust accompany. that tweet now has the d.c. chattering class wondering whether mcmasters job is in jeopardy given the president's predilection for driving out those who don't parrot his view of the world wrestling jordan al-jazeera washington and rolls have been held for two palestinian teenager shot dead by israeli forces in gaza their deaths have added to tension on the gaza israeli border following an explosion that injured four israeli soldiers on saturday israel blame some os for the attack and carried out ground and
air strikes on eighteen hamas targets in southern gaza kerry fosset reports. a funeral for two teenagers killed by israeli fire near the gaza border on saturday night. salim abdulla who both seventeen. israel says it fired warning shots towards a group acting suspiciously near the border fence witnesses talk to tank fire being used no palestinian armed group has claimed the boys as members they were laid to rest side by side sometimes father says his son was one of dozens who tried to escape the strip in recent years to look for undocumented work inside israel well i don't know that all youngsters in dawson live in tough conditions not just my son everyone suffers here and they get tired all the hardships. where the dust being mocked here in rougher today as a result of just one israeli operation what israel itself is calling a large scale attack on hamas targets here in gaza it's the largest such attack that we've seen since the twenty fourteen war and israel did strike it says
eighteen separate hamas linked targets from the air on saturday night. the israeli military says it targeted a tunnel being dug towards israel weapons making sites and military compounds. one rocket was fired from gaza into israel striking a civilian house but injuring no one this latest round of violence the most serious in years began on saturday with the wounding of four israeli soldiers two seriously in an explosion near the border fence israel says it advice was planted during this protest a day before reportedly hidden behind a flag which the israeli troops went to investigate israel's defense minister avigdor lieberman has vowed to eliminate the attackers adding israel views hamas as responsible for everything that happens in gaza hamas says it's israel it bears responsibility for the escalation. and other fighting groups will not allow the israelis to impose new rules on the ground and we will keep practicing our rights
to defend our people from israeli aggression two things have seen the situation grow more fragile in recent months the reaction to donald trump's declaration calling jerusalem israel's capital and the continued deterioration the humanitarian situation which israel's army chief has reportedly warned could lead to further conflict for now the worst of the violence appears over but the conditions that created it remain in place all aware that more could follow are a force that al-jazeera gaza. plenty more ahead on al-jazeera and quoting how the death of a politician as a kosovo on edge as it marks ten years of independents and. their icons of and find out why these many buses are facing a bumpy ride. through tranquil a rape in kenya. and in on can free to use and if in going
to live. when it's just been a rubbish toher across the levant and iraq and iran you can see from the swirling cloud something is going on in fact is a mixture of two systems give a lot of rain in lebanon eighty one millimeters in lesson for me for us in tripoli and the winds were up as well and you see the winds are still quite strong on this chart as a low pressure area fronts wrapped around it but i think most of the rame probably would have been fine to fall and east of baghdad normally iranian border and still that's where the concentration of tires in fact it's still there tail end of it come monday with it it's now at height and more especially over the caspian there you see more runs to fully which leaves the sides the beirut and into tripoli the temperatures rising laugh because the wind direction has changed it's dropped on the sun has come out it's made quite a big difference the weather for the south as well bob does temperature remains in the teens but equally she waits dropped so is reacting by this time so we'll.
still have twenty seven but the wind direction is changed on the gulf i mean treason not breeze on the direction gives you a bit of a breezy day still twenty five it's warm look at the potential strengths on the west side of society once again we're picking up some dust but i will see if dust storm or two even in mecca. the weather sponsored by cats on race. news has never been more available it's a constant barrage of it with every day but the message is a simplistic you have no frame good logical rational or crazy monsters and misinformation is rife dismissal and does not hold well documented accusations and evidence is part of genocide the listening post provides a critical counterpoint challenging mainstream media narratives at this time on al-jazeera.
this is al jazeera and these are the top stories kurdish officials say they have reached a deal to allow syrian troops to enter a frame to help protect the city the move could mean syrian forces confronting turkish troops who have been carrying out an operation against kurdish fighters since last month. iran's president hassan rouhani has ordered an investigation into a plane crash in which sixty five people died on airlines flight crashed in a mountainous region near its destination is soon in south western iran and heavy fog has endured rescue efforts so far. i'll drop has gone on the attack over the indictment of a group of russians accused of meddling in the u.s. two thousand and sixteen presidential election he again derided accusations his
campaign colluded with the russian government on twitter and even criticized as national security advisor. craney an opposition leader mikhail saakashvili had to have marched through kiev to demand his return he was detained by a masked men at a restaurant in the city last week and then to quarter to poland his supporters want him back to contest the presidency charla bellus reports. a movement that won't be stops by freezing temperatures and a dipping should lead to brains opposition marches only way to the pre holy day we came here to change just in our country to make go through to work for the people and to support the people that's why we are here today. they swarmed into the streets to protest against president petro poroshenko and supporters to prove it opposition leader mikhail saakashvili they want publishing code peached and
a new election. this was the scene one week ago when saakashvili was seized in a queue of restraint more than a dozen men in military uniforms grabs the pole. titian and threw him in one of two white vans inseam to poland. the former president of georgia became cranium in twenty fourteen but soon turned on his friend president poroshenko accusing him of corruption and this was how it was received. stripped him of his citizenship last year and deported him you have a loser mikhail will remain the leader says one opposition politician because support though is question his party the movement of new forces polls at least and two percent in the ministry of internal fears the summation three thousand people were at the rally reporters say it was more like ten thousand polish inker publicly ignored the rally he spent the weekend at the munich security conference.
people can't stand it anymore because there's no change the more time passes the worst we live poroshenko is dancing and having fun relaxing in the mold if he is a disgrace to the country you'd saakashvili faces similar accusations in his native georgia his rivals have charged him with abuse of power he denies any wrongdoing but relented his citizenship now he is stateless and so his world tour continues from georgia to ukraine to poland he's now seeking refuge in the netherlands the home of his wife. was in kiev they say his message will be heard wherever he seeks its. charlotte bellus allowed to zero five women have been killed when a gunman opened fire at a church and the russian republic of dagestan other people were injured in the town
are kislyak are police say a twenty two year old local man was behind the attack and was shot dead by security services. there are celebrations in kosovo's capital to mark ten years of independence from serbia security forces march the first seen as part of a weekend of festivities. achieved autonomy in two thousand and eight after years of conflict but sovereignty is recognized by more than one hundred countries including the us and most of the e.u. but it is yet to be recognized by serbia russia and china. is also confronting increasing lawlessness and a serb dominated region a political leader was killed last month and the town of picher vica al-jazeera center simmons has spoken to journalists and politicians who say they face constant intimidation. it's a daily ritual lighting candles and paying respect to a politician murdered a month ago in this lawless city all over event of each leader of a minority cause of party spoke albanian and have been trying to foster better
relations with the government in pristina he was shot dead and no one seems to know who did it organized crime is rampant here and there are suspicions there could have been a political motivation in the darkness he pulled out in the movie you can see in people how unsafe they fail and they are if you talk about it but work says me the most is that many of all of his friends and my friends have left mature pizza and more considering at. this journalist whose office still bears the evidence of intimidation nearly three years ago also believes things are getting worse that they are. i've been a victim of theft and burglary i've been attacked but those are things that happen to people he every day in savannah beaches made up people species have definitely increased it's because he was so well respected. on the south side of me tributes the majority cause of our albanian population has been celebrating ten years of independence it's in contrast to the north where the serbian flag flies kosovo's
government ministers accuse their serbian counterparts in belgrade of meddling in the affairs of this city making its dysfunctional. this bridge taking us from the southern side has been renovated it feels new but ten years after independence was announced there is still division here this is a gesture of defiance before we even get into the north building work comes to an end here because of disputes with the kosovar serb local authorities that have caused months of delays because of his prime minister knowledge is there are big difficulties but he says the crime problem is being tackled we are in process of integrating nor of rule of law we respect the special effects of the community and we integrate the community in this is my approach but that approach
is met with cynicism there's no mention here of independence or integration and drew simmons out zero in its roots cause of a russian curling medalist has reportedly left the olympic village and surrendered his accreditation after failing and tried test alexander kwasniewski one bronze with his wife a mix topples curling at the winter games he said have tested positive for tourney and that is a banned substance that increases blood flow and improves exercise capacity in athletes is awaiting the results of a second sample and that's expected later on monday. doping testing and sanctioning the olympic winter games ping chang twenty eighteen is independent from the i.o.c. therefore the i.o.c. cannot communicate on individual cases while the procedure is ongoing on the one hand it is extremely disappointing when prohibited substances may have been used but on the other hand it shows the effectiveness of the anti doping system at the games which protects the rights of all the clean athletes survivors of wednesday's
school shooting in the us have announced a national march on washington to demand action on gun control seventeen people were killed at a high school in florida with former student cruz accused of the murders student organizers of the march say they want to make the shooting a turning point in the national gun debate more funerals for the victims have been held on sunday. if you visited the philippines there's a good chance you have taken a ride on a chikni there the iconic many buses that have been the most common mode of transport for decades but a modernization project as threatening the end history and putting the jobs of drivers at risk israel alan they're going to ports from manila. when i think of the philippines they often have the mind it is an offshoot of the american military jeeps that were left behind after world war two since then filipinos have made it their own. color and have long been called the king of the road.
for decades they've also been the solution to the country's lack of public transport jeepneys are affordable and available but have also been blamed for the city's chaotic traffic. the philippine government wants more control it says it is time to improve the gene and industry it wants jeepney operators to start registering as corporations instead of running corporate tips independent. basically or what their position project. can be the changing of them have been improvement. include being their operating conditions. it also wants to things out jeepneys their fifteen years or older government officials want you models they say they are safer and edgy efficient and environmentally friendly. it is unfair the assistance they offer is not even enough
there is no other genie in the world it can only be found here and it must be preserved. cheaply owners groups oppose the plan to saying the model that the government is demanding is double the price and g.p. operators and workers cannot afford it the majority of g.p. drivers belong to the poorest sector of society. they say forcing owners to upgrade without enough government assistance could mean an end to the g. the industry all together. they said. that. and what did he do in the end he thought them i don't care about you you can all die in hunger. there are nearly three hundred thousand g. families all across the country and many of been flying this chase for decades but majority of commuters for jeepneys like this one. colorful and fast.
the government says the plan to improve the jeepney is just part of a broader project to overhaul the chance of court system. these are often seen as a conic moving art pieces that reflect a filipino in. a tremendous here people to become a symbol of the government's neglect. dogon al-jazeera manila the bafta awards in london have wrapped up with two films winning accolades for people. and the fantasy film of water but it wasn't just the movies are in the spotlight the me too in times campaigns against sexual harassment of women made their mark at the ceremony catherine stansell has more three. was the story of a bereaved mother seeking justice for the rape and murder of her teenage daughter emerged the big winner at the bafta us on sunday night. i'd do anything to catch
your daughter's killer rebuild boards outside a big one in five categories including outstanding british film and best actress for star frances mcdormand. when i was a young actor in drama school i was told that i was not naturally gifted and i would have to work at it and so. i did i gary oldman won best actor for his portrayal of winston churchill in the war film darkest hour. so grateful for his incredible. and the shape of water which led the pack with twelve nominations one in three categories including best director. but politics was also center stage at these awards as the film industry reels from an avalanche of sexual harassment allegations which began last year those attending the doctors were all black to show solidarity for the times up movement in addition to that on sunday more than
two hundred british actors there's an entertainer has signed a letter calling for the end of sexual harassment and abuse against women in the workplace not just in hollywood in the media but across all industries we need to close and that's enough. says i think that their slogan is absolutely right time is up that's over. this actress joanna lumley host of the ceremony the first woman to do so since two thousand and one but despite the time's up movement and the groundswell of support for gender equality in an industry heavily favoring men critics say women are still failing to make the mark at this year's bafta we can't help but look at the nominations in the categories this year through the lens of this campaign through the lens of this movement so obviously it becomes immediately apparent that you don't have any female directors despite gretta go wig . making the film. this kind of illustrates how you can you have these amazing
films directed by women providing these incredible performances and characters which then enabled the the actors to be nominated in those catch categories but the people making the whole thing happen the overarching creative director as it were is completely ignored when it's female power to the people something supporters of time's up hope will change as more voices join the movement on a global stage happenstance or al-jazeera london. richelle carey these are the headlines on al-jazeera kurdish officials say they have reached a deal. to allow syrian troops to enter a frame to help protect the city the move would mean syrian forces confronting turkish troops who have been carrying out an operation against kurdish fighters since last summer the edge of a this ball in the story from istanbul. turkey stating that the whole purpose of
this is to periods of border areas of why does richard calls terrorists and when and if syrian forces take over control of these areas and allowed turkey and promise to be able to secure these areas against any of what it calls terroristic timothy's what will be turkey's response then will it continue to carry out its offensive or will it agree to the that will be offered by the syrian government president hassan rouhani has ordered an investigation into a plane crash in which sixty five people died minor lines flight crashed in the mountainous region there that's destination in southwestern iran the french built plane had taken all from the capital tehran heavy fog has hindered the rescue so far. has gone on the attack over the indictment of a group of russians accused of meddling in the u.s. two thousand and sixteen presidential election again derided accusations his
campaign colluded with the russian government on twitter and even criticized his national security adviser five women have been killed when a gunman opened fire at a church in the russian republic of dagestan five other people were injured in the town of kissee are police say a twenty two year old local man is behind the attack and was shot dead by security forces a russian curling medalist has reportedly left the olympic village and surrendered his accreditation after hailing a drug test alexander crucial netsky won bronze with his wife in mixed doubles curling at the winter games has said to have tested positive for miltonian that's a banned substance that increases blood flow and improves exercise capacity in athletes is awaiting the results of a second sample. three billboards outside of a missouri has been named best film at this year's bafta awards in london. best actor for his betrayal of wednesday and churchill in darkest hour and allison janney won the supporting actress for her role in tonya stars at the ceremony for black as they walked the red carpet in support of them too and times that campaigns
to highlight sexual violence and harassment against women. those are the headlines news continues keep it here on al-jazeera the listening post is next. on counting the cost we'll talk to i.m.f. chief christina god about how the economic model is changing here in the middle east can ireland break regs it find out how the emerald isle is caught in the middle of a big round between the u.k. and the e.u. plus the year of the dog in china counting the cost at this time on al-jazeera. this was feel to ask the peace of the people. i know. i'm going to you know just you know i'm going to. talk i'm going to your young reporter among the most closely watched early only to get sent his global diplomacy . alone richard gaisford if you're at the listening post here are some of the media stories we've been tracking this week five rings two countries one flag if they had