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have taken control of one of the country's last rebel held areas. headquarters and. also ahead president. after a suspected chemical attack. the man once took to be a fair to chinese president goes on trial for bribery. we didn't take. responsibility. gets a rougher ride on his second day facing the u.s. congress.
the tree officials or russian military police have also been deployed to take over security russia says bell and sure there's no one in the town. joining us live from moscow for more on this so what more do we know about how this this deal is going to be implemented. well the deal was basically brokered as far as we know on sunday and it was essentially a surrender deal whereby josh. the groups that it would be occupying this area of east in the last remaining rebel stronghold in this damascus suburb basically agreed with the russians that it was going to evacuate its fighters and families to a part of syria or further north and the deal as it was articulated was that then
this part of the country this part of southern syria would be handed over to the syrian government but that it would be russian military police that would be deployed on the ground to keep law and order and that's what's the russians are saying is happening now they say the starting from today thursday russian military police are going to be on the streets of duma and the russian sort of the syrian government flag is now flying over buildings in the city so then voyages this pave the way for russian and syrian troops to be in the duma while the o.p.c. w. investigates that suspected chemical attack on saturday. well i mean the russians are painting this as their forces keeping the door in order while the transition takes place. transferring the area to the
control of the syrian government. but yes it seems as if for the moment at least it is russian and syrian government's control that is going to be imposed on duma on eastern ghouta and therefore when o.p.c. w. investigators arrive perhaps as early as the beginning of next week they will be walking into an area that is firmly in control are controlled by damascus and of course that will have implications for the work that they do there and they were concerns the o.p.c. w with concerns that he would be unsafe the area be dangerous for them the russians have insisted that they can provide security guarantees for the o.p.c. w. but of course what this means is that when they get there they are going to find an area that is i think difference to the area existed last week away in this
suspected gas attack took place and there are going to be many people in the west in western governments and within the opposition rebel movements in syria that think there would have been authority cleansing operation put in place to make sure that whatever the o.p.c. w. fines in duma and eastern goods are suits the perspective of damascus and suits the perspective of moscow thank you very much for that for now that's our correspondent voice chalons with the latest from moscow thank you. well meanwhile there is strong language coming out of the u.s. about how it will respond to saturday suspected chemical attack in that's not far from the capital damascus white house press secretary sara sanda says no timetable has been set for potential military action against the syrian government and that all options on the table that despite donald trump's earlier tweet want to russia
to get ready for missiles to be fired more white house correspondent committee. this is how the united states responded to last year's nerve agent gas attack in qana by attacking a syrian air base with tomahawk missiles and it's how the u.s. may act again little reluctantly truck display of the syrian government for a recent suspected chemical attack outside damascus with their troops on the ground in syria he's also accusing russia of complicity for supporting president bashar al assad in a series of tweets on wednesday morning president donald trump warned missiles will be coming and taunted get ready russia because they will be coming nice and new and smart russia has proven themselves to be responsible in part for this they guaranteed that the use of chemical weapons by syria would not happen again they failed it that russia shot back in the war of words with trump it says there's no
proof a chemical attack occurred on facebook the russian foreign ministry spokeswoman posted a smart missile should fly towards terrorists and not towards the lawful government which has been fighting international terrorism for years it will be met and it will be met forcefully for days trump has been meeting with top military leaders and advisors. clued in on wednesday with defense secretary general james mattis we're still assessing the intelligence ourselves and our allies were still working on this. there are also reports a u.s. navy carrier task force led by the u.s.s. harry truman is sailing towards the region tribes also been conferring with world leaders like french president jacques rogge and british prime minister theresa may . it's an astonishing and confusing ramping up of rhetoric for
a president who said just a week ago that he wants to get out of syria what is clear is it appears the united states is determined to hold those responsible for the suspected attack accountable can really help get al-jazeera at the white house. they want all the news they want a palestinian man who says he's the person being shot by an israeli sniper team and a widely shared video insists he was not posing a security threat when he was hit the controversial video shot in gaza in december but only emerged this week and it is very solid as can be heard celebrating the shooting perry force that reports from gaza. amir abu duck is nearly four months into an eighteen month recovery from the moment he was shot by an israeli sniper. he says he is the unarmed man in this video shot last december apparently through the sights of another soldier's rifle. as he falls the soldiers cheer in
celebration. of. we have here. a short drive from his home in northern gaza is the area near the separation fence where the shooting happened israeli military says it has the right to enforce a one hundred metre buffer zone on the gaza side a right unsupported in international law it says the man targeted was the suspected leader of what it calls a two hour violent riot involving stone throwing and attempts to sabotage the fence . remembers it differently and. then. some young people near the border were lying on the ground they couldn't get out so i came to protect them and asked them to go back then the israelis shot me. an image shot from the palestinian side appears to show a darker in red near the fence gaza's health ministry says one person was injured by israeli fire on the day in question the twenty second of december because
hospital record shows treatment for a gunshot wound on the same day he insists he was in no way a legitimate target. for seconds had another out of not give you an upset how am i a danger to the israelis we were on our land we didn't cross i was in the buffer zone i had no weapons in my hands i had nothing. what makes them abductors case singular is of course the way it was captured and the celebrations that followed but it's not an isolated incident by any stretch just over the last couple of weeks hundreds of palestinians have been shot and injured here in gaza by israeli fire. since the so-called great march of return protests began on the thirtieth of march the health ministry says israeli forces have killed thirty demonstrators and injured sixteen hundred with live fire many like a shot in the lower leg often with devastating consequences israeli military is promising disciplinary action against the soldiers who shot the video and who
celebrations it says did not suit the degree of restraint expected there will be no action against the soldier who pulled the trigger israel has made it clear that targeting unarmed protesters who approach the fence remains official policy ahead of the next round of protests on friday harry forsett gaza. here and judges in the hague have cost a war crimes acquittal for serbia nationalist politician vojislav shesh oh they sentenced him to ten years behind bars but he will remain a free man because of time already served in jail she was initially a question by un court on charges of committing crimes against lawn service or in the balkan wars in the line to line his but that verdict has now been partially overturned and the hague on appeal she didn't show up for the verdict. a former senior chinese official who was once a major candidate for a leadership position is on trial for corruption so shang five is one of the highest level politicians to be charged under president xi jinping anti corruption
crackdown by china correspondent adrian brown a pause. singeing time had been a rising star in china's communist party his downfall was confirmed last year when he was arrested shortly before china's communist party congress when president xi jinping was reappointed leader for a second term without indicating a successor according to state media sun's trial which is closed to the media began on thursday in the northern city of ten gin he's accused of bribery relating to his time as a party official in beijing that was before he went on to become party chief of junking one of china's fastest growing cities he replaced another high flying figure bocce lai who'd also once been tipped as a future chinese leader since demise comes as president xi expanses anticorruption campaign which started more than five years ago and is seen more than
a million party officials disciplined analysts say she's campaign is really about eliminating political rivals adrian brown al-jazeera beijing. joseph chang is a political analyst and former professor at the city university of hong kong and he also says that son was supposed to succeed president five years from now he was one of a small group of two or three people designated by the misleaders well judy how and when he says he'd see. in the coming. in twenty twenty two so according to comments into. the planning process. and little more i was supposed to be promoted to the senate committee of the libero so that they would be in a position to see student gain five years from now but obviously this did not
happen they rejected any such passion arrangement for any new trend teaching tool and actually what happens in a previous party congress and yet not last year indicate indicates that there is huge and very are more or less one to one to have ones to have a term for himself and yours has followed has been followed by the addition of the constitution. well john mark was not or won't tell something high is now in trouble in fact his case you merge in the end of last year already still ahead on the bulletin donald thomas put the secretary of state mike come pale faces his senate confirmation hearing why some say he's not the man for the child and in the track of the number of death penalty cases worldwide amnesty international says there's both good and bad players thing and
all of. the the. now springtime in the french riviera should be beautiful it stops at the moment it's more like winter that wraps of clouds you can see this being a of a spade brought sunder storms cold rain even snow to central spain southern france the high ground at least it's nothing like it should be the temperature in madrid is about eleven degrees at best now it's obviously much the most other places in fact the real warms still exists in eastern europe twenty six in book rest twenty one in vienna say much better off they say on the coast of the black sea or even the north sea than you would have the french riviera at the moment and it's not just at the moment either i think you'll find a similar disappointment during thursday the rate is still there still not much better in madrid sun should be more rain coming in from portugal and showers seem likely in the middle of france thirty's rather woman here still enjoying the
sunshine to the east last probably right there's more rain on its way through germany to be a few showers the south think spring is sort of settled in here it's just having a hard job maintaining it so further west and of course some of that will spill out into morocco algeria once again without a fair amount of rain already in morocco it looks like says he's ok brightish eighteen in robot but come friday and the rain well it's not a comeback. having
with eyes on al jazeera these are our top stories syrian government forces have pushed the last rebel fighters out of the town of goma that's according to the voices news agency closure of russia in the tree official last rebel stronghold of the eastern ghouta on playing outside damascus russian military police have also been deployed to take over the security. the white house says all options are on the table for a u.s. response to saturday's suspected chemical attack in the syrian town that follows an earlier tweet by donald trump warning the syrian government's main ally russia to
get ready for missiles to be fired and a former senior chinese official who was once a major candidate for a little ship position is on trial for corruption. is one of the highest level politicians to be challenged on the president xi jinping anticorruption crackdown. now facebook c.e.o. mark zuckerberg has faced more questions from the u.s. house of representatives said regulation of social media companies as inevitable made many promises on improving privacy controls during two days of testimony he's being questioned after the personal information of eighty seven million facebook users was harvested by political consultancy firm. it's clear now that we didn't do enough to prevent these tools from being used for harm as well and that goes for fake news foreign interference in elections and hate speech as well as developers and privacy we didn't take a broad enough view of our responsibility and that was
a big mistake. it was my mistake and i'm sorry i started facebook i run it and at the end of the day i'm responsible for what happens here. david mccabe is a technology reporter at x. heels that's an online news magazine and he says the key question is whether it will change the way he runs facebook what we saw at these hearings was that he is resistant to changing the overall business model of facebook which is based entirely on the harvesting of user data and taking that data to help target ads he has said the company is open to regulation you still have some very vague ideas but certainly he did not get behind some sort of sweeping regulation of facebook that i think some critics of the company would like to see but it's not clear that there is the appetite for that even in congress let alone at facebook and in silicon valley you know i think our reporting shows from coverage of lawmakers that they're not any closer really to regulation of facebook i do think that they do they put
facebook on notice they essentially said clean up your act or we might have to come in and clean it up for you. donald trump's choice for the next u.s. secretary of states will begin his confirmation hearing on thursday like pompei of wants the director of the cia when president trump selected him to replace rex tillerson our state department correspondent roslyn jordan profiles the man who some say is the wrong person for the. confirmation hearing day is at hand for the cia director michael palm peo untap to become the next u.s. secretary of state great service record. some say if confirmed. eagerly will embrace president donald trump's america first approach to foreign policy that he's a kind of guy that approaches the world thinking about how to use force and how to use coercion before he thinks about how to use diplomacy and that's you know mr
secretary of state is america's first diplomat so it's concerning to me. as cia director pompei o has been skeptical that negotiations will lead north korea. to abandon its nuclear weapons program even as trump prepares for a key meeting with kim jong un in the coming weeks. during his time as a congressman called the iran nuclear deal terrible and wants the u.s. to walk away from it and he has long accused muslims and arabs of being security threats a believe after the say disqualifies pompei o from serving as the country's elite diplomat if confirmed as our next secretary of state mr pompei would infuse u.s. foreign policy with his view that muslims are a monolith against which america must fight but others say views won't matter to middle east leaders who are more concerned in getting weapons and political
legitimacy from washington what could be problematic for pompei o is his willingness to attack moscow's behavior in syria in ukraine and in cyberspace something donald trump has up until recent days been reluctant to do here's what paul said last month about vladimir putin he continues to view the greatest. the greatest failure of the last century the dissolution of the soviet union is. bent on returning the former soviet union to its greatest glory but john glaser of the cato institute says peo knows how to stay in his boss's good graces he knows how to talk you know way that doesn't offend trump and he knows how to bolster tom's sort of attitude and confidence it's unlikely the u.s. senate will reject pails nomination ultimately it's worth recalling that he will be advancing donald trump's view of the world not his own. al-jazeera washington.
the daughter of the former russian spy who was poisoned along with her father last month in the u.k. has declined of russian embassies offer of assistance you need a script i was making his first public statement after leaving hospital the u.k. accuses moscow if he was an innovation to attack yulia and her father. you know he also said her cousin and victoria has been trying to visit is not welcome and just not speak for her own father. the first direct flights between russia and egypt in more than two years taken off it was suspended in two thousand and fifteen by moscow after a passenger jet was blown up over the sinai peninsula a group of filiation with eyes who claim responsibility for the attack which killed all two hundred twenty four passengers on board following the incident egypt tightened security in its airports to satisfy russian concerns. turkey
has stepped up an operation to deport thousands of afghan refugees many have crossed over from iran in the past three months escaping economic hardship and the threat of violence so i'm course you'll have reports from eastern turkey. it's been a long journey their feet are swollen. these afghan boys how well or three hundred kilometers since entering turkey. having left families behind they hope for a better and safer life here. that we've been travelling for seventeen days walking for twenty two hours nonstop i mean we have some bread water and a few shirts in our bags. they don't have passports or other forms of identification if they're lucky they won't get caught by the police and will reach their friends and relatives in ankara or istanbul undocumented afghans are brought to this repetition center that hosts around one thousand five hundred refugees and deported following legal proceedings. one of them is all the c.r.a.
who is staying at the center where the sister mahnaz believe they are just one type tacking our universities and therefore my mother said to don going overseas. so they are far left. behind us tell us how they are shop and their families were attacked one through four was covered this is an act that i did for our you can't believe no more than thirteen five and you have the advantage that it's not all the problems of violence in forfeiting education that they face drugs are also a major issue i think in that the boys to join taliban are yes they drive all of us and also to to sell their actually ship for that they traveled with hooman traffickers from afghanistan to iran's northeastern city of my shed and to the capital before reaching turkey through mountainous roads inside covered trucks. there are one hundred seventy thousand afghan refugees who have registered with the
u.n. in turkey about twenty thousand of them came through iran in the first three months of this year alone it's a new migration away for the turkish authorities most of them are young men under twenty five but turkey is already hosting at these three point five million syrians and doesn't want another refugee influx. many of these afghan refugees stay they do not want to go back to their country because of unemployment and threats of violence on troops like the taliban and ourselves but they can't stay in turkey either because many of them do not have legal recognition unlike refugees from syria because of the law we're only here for work we already paid all our money to the human traffickers we don't have a government that would pay this money back to us because they should rather kill us instead of sending us back with these men they were difficult journey has come to an end they're being put on top to planes back to afghanistan and their dream
for a better future least for now over seen on kosovo al-jazeera is to turkey . government is trying to reassure one hundred refugees in bonn that they have a pet as a priority a social welfare minister when my left eye is and bottle this for three days is the first thing official from myanmar to visit one hundred who fled to cox's bazaar i will meet her validations foreign minister on thursday. i really appreciate the government saying that it's ok for us now for their support. the families are here for us. now and you can be denise ray says that. we knew how. you already knew about these conditions and the most important piece instead they rebut fishing process as soon as possible to see if they will go through all the difficulties that well. yes they want to see the sea yeah yeah we're trying trying
to have the season should be good if you have to use that phrase. new zealand prime minister says the government won't grant any new permits for offshore oil and gas exploration the move as part of a pledge to help reduce the country's net greenhouse gas emissions to zero by twenty fifty prime minister to send arden's as the policy won't affect twenty two existing exploration permits in new zealand waters and that means that oil and gas operations could continue for several decades. and this day international says two thousand and seventeen saw a drop in the number of people being sentenced to death around the world bought tickets for the start include china said to be the world's biggest executioner and a new report highlights how for middle east countries resumed the death penalty last year living barbara reports. amnesty international says the global picture is continuing to improve last year they counted at least nine hundred ninety three
executions that's four percent fewer than in twenty sixteen and thirty nine percent fewer than in twenty fifteen and there's been a marked drop in death sentences passed at least two thousand five hundred ninety one were recorded in twenty seventeen a yearly fall of seventeen percent but there's a major caveat to these figures don't include china amnesty says it's by far the world's biggest executioner carrying out thousands of death sentences last year but statistics are considered a state secret now eighty four percent of all recorded executions took place in just four countries iran saudi arabia iraq and pakistan iran executed at least five hundred seven people last year more than half the recorded global figure amnesty says courts very often rely on confessions made on the torture when passing death sentences and several countries in the middle east resumed executions in twenty seventeen after years of not doing so one continuing practice that amnesty calls disturbing is executions for drug related defenses something that's against
international law we have noticed it being used by a lot of countries malaysia and iran. and indonesia singapore known as other countries and this is contrary to some of the obligations that is a country of international human right along standards and the fact that some of these countries are actually even out taking steps to reform their own national laws to align it with international laws and and regulation is a is a testimony to the fact that they agree with us in the usa the only country in the americas executing people the number of states carrying out executions rose from five to eight and while there was progress in sub-saharan africa nigeria sentenced six hundred twenty one people to death last year more than any other country in the region so a mixed picture and amnesty international says its public campaign to get the. death penalty abolished will go on.
and i again all of us have a problem in the headlines on al-jazeera syrian government forces have pushed the last rebel fighters out of the town of that's according to the russian news agency quote in a russian military official the last rebel stronghold in the east and go to on claims outside damascus where russian military police have also been deployed to take over security. now the white house says all options are on the table for a u.s. response to saturday's suspected chemical attack in the syrian town that follows an earlier tweet by donald trump warning the syrian government's main ally russia to get ready for missiles to be fired. before the same chinese official who was once a major candidate for a leadership position is on trial for corruption soon saying size one of the highest level politicians to be charged under president xi jinping and corruption crackdown. facebook c.e.o. mark zuckerberg has faced more questions from the u.s.
house of representatives said regulation of social media companies is inevitable he made many promises on improving privacy controls in the past two days is being questioned after the personal information of eighty seven million facebook users was harvested by a political consultancy firm. it's clear now that we didn't do enough to prevent these tools from being used for harm as well and that goes for fake news foreign interference in elections and hate speech as well as developers and data privacy we didn't take a broad enough view of our responsibility and that was a big mistake it was my mistake and i'm sorry i started facebook i run it and at the end of the day i'm responsible for what happens here. now the government is trying to reassure one hundred refugees and. their patrick is
a priority with social welfare minister when my. three days he is the first senior official far myanmar to visit four hundred refugees who fled to cox's bazaar i will meet with the vacations foreign minister in the capital dhaka on thursday. those are the headlines on al jazeera produced stay with us inside story is coming up next. just. seeing. some journalists decided to sacrifice their integrity for the media opinion the listening post at this time on al-jazeera facebook c.e.o. in the hot seat apologizes to u.s. senators for a massive data breach but avoids questions about how these company might.