this is al-jazeera. hello welcome to this al-jazeera news hour live from doha i'm melting down is coming up in the next sixty minutes no final decision president trump meets his advisors over the alleged use of chemical weapons in syria. russia calls for a security council meeting and a possible military action by the u.s. and its allies. and trump's nominee for secretary of state faces shop questioning during his senate confirmation hearing. and we'll take you inside africa's first reprocessing plant that will turn waste into energy.
president trump says he has yet to make the final decision as to how to respond to the suspected chemical weapons attack in syria earlier on thursday and the measures see u.k. cabinet meeting was held and ministers agreed only need to take action in france president macross said he now had proof that the syrian government had to use. chemical weapons in duma and that he would decide whether to respond in due course meanwhile russia has go for another security council meeting for friday where the sexy general antonio good test will brief the fifteen member states in washington meanwhile the president met his national security council about the options of a possible military action the defense secretary james mattis says any strike would have to be balanced with the threat of creating
a wider conflict we begin our coverage with this report by alan fischer. james mattis was already settled to meet lawmakers to talk about the budget but with the growing threat of military action against syria this gave the house armed services committee the chance to drill for more information but what is the policy the department of defense regarding in strategy regarding the assad regime its future in the syrian civil war is there a strategy. with the president warning russia in a tweet that nice new and smart missiles were heading to syria is defense secretary insisted there was concern any strike could lead to a bigger battle and we're trying to stop the murder of innocent people but on a strategic level how do we keep this from escalating out of control the idea of deescalating the tension is also a theme coming out of moscow with a warning russia will protect. its people on the ground this is all this which is this this is the task for each and every country in the world to protect its
citizens on the ground so our people aleph soldiers they're there not for conquering i don't know conquering syrian people they are for protecting syrian people across capitol hill cia director mike pompeo was meeting senators seeking confirmation is the new secretary of state. and president trump launched his last attack on syria almost a year ago he didn't seek authorization for the use of military force from congress . pompeo says this is what he does this time either i believe that he has the authority he needs to do that i don't believe we need that new a matter for the president to engage in the activity you describe but uncertainty of what's to come still lingers not least because the president says the decision still hasn't been made and we're looking in very very seriously very closely at that whole situation and. we'll see what happens folks will see what happens what makes we have final decision is washington's uncertainty has allowed syria and the
russian allies to move men and machinery and protect important weapon systems and whether any military action would put american troops in syria even greater risk alan fischer al jazeera washington now let's go to the united nations and our correspondent there mike hanna on a meeting that has just been held on syria. the security council held a closed door session on syria the scald by bolivia to discuss what it called the rising rhetoric however the russian ambassador vasoline the bends here came and spoke to the media after the meeting he said the immediate priority was to avert war when asked whether he meant war between russia and the us this is what he had to say we can look exclude any possibilities unfortunately because we saw with messages that they're coming from washington they were very big because. they know
we're hopeful i wish there was a girl work through proper channels in these. any dangerous individuals development and yet another security council meeting on syria will be taking place friday this has been called by russia which is also asked the secretary general to brief the council. so the u.s. pentagon obviously has been assessing for days now as to what the situation is and would be on the ground lower burden man the has more on the weapons capability of the u.s. and russia in syria. now the u.s. hasn't made clear where it may strike in syria or how but the american ship the u.s.s. donald cook recently arrived in the eastern mediterranean sea now that's joined the guided missile destroyer the u.s.s. puerto it's capable of firing missiles from hundreds of miles off shore well off of
range of syrian air defenses the last week aircraft carrier the u.s.s. harry truman loaded with strike payne set sail from the us also to the mediterranean and the u.s. has the hell of a date at best in kata there has stealth f. twenty two fighter jets which could be used to evade the syrian regime's russian made at defense systems now if the attack takes place it may be more aggressive and have more international support than the unilateral strike by the us one year ago that put us navy launched fifty nine cruise missiles from the mediterranean towards syria's remote shire at air base it was in response to another apparent chemical attack on honshu a coon another syrian town held by rebel forces but let's take a look at russia's weapons also will front the talk if they say in the west of syria it has weapons including the s four hundred sufis to air missiles now these
have just over three hundred kilometer range radius and the capability of shooting down missiles launched by the u.s. navy so what could be the new u.s. targets unless the pointing to areas including do math march high of and a mess at bases around syria's capital of damascus which have been instrumental to the syrian regime's offensive in eastern kuta. well as has already been mentioned. president already had the opportunity to move. away from possible target sites then a holdover from neighboring beirut syria's military is preparing for possible airstrikes by the united states and its allies it has been hiding aircraft moving its assets and evacuating potential targets including the ministry of defense an army headquarters in damascus western nations are promising
a response following the suspected chemical weapons attack in the city of duma syrians living in rebel areas welcome any attempt to punish and weaken the syrian government but many in the opposition believe nothing will change. they already emptied all the military airports before an attack this shows that all sides are conspiring against the syrian people and here we are hearing about a possible u.s. strike we don't believe anything the last time they hit nothing happened even gave the regime advance notice to remove the planes if they hit again it will be limited . it's been several days since u.s. president donald trump promised a swift response for what he called an atrocious attack last year his administration carried out a one off strike against syria over the use of chemical weapons now the possibilities involve something more forceful but the presence of iranian and russian troops complicates the choice of targets there is
a real risk of direct confrontation with the russian military. negotiations on the issue of continuum between your audience and the russian federation i've seen all levels military political and governmental level. i. have a conclusion that russia and america fall in themselves in the real deadlock they're facing a dangerous period. begin we are. the so-called de confliction hotline that the u.s. and russian militaries use in syria to prevent a direct clash is being used the kremlin however is not saying what is being discussed we understand that turkey a nato member is acting as a communication channel between the western alliance and russia there are behind the scenes efforts to try to deescalate what is being described as a dangerous crisis a crisis that can lead to
a confrontation between the united states and russia as well as a showdown between iran and israel. just days after syria russia and iran accused israel of attacking an airbase in the syrian province of homs iran's top advisor to the supreme leader ali akbar velayati traveled to damascus where they are to threatened to expel what he said were occupying u.s. troops in north east syria saying the area east of the euphrates will be liberated iran lost seven of its military personnel in monday's strike not only did it promise a response its leadership promised to stand by syria if it's attacked and will be a limited strike it will be against. military installations air fields and all of those. things that can be repaired fairly quickly i think the american leadership will insist and the european partners or others will insist that the terence has to be reestablished. that means that
the syrian regime has to pay a price for that price is unlikely to lead to the collapse of the syrian government which is further consolidating its control after its victory in the damascus suburb of eastern huta france has said if a decision is taken to launch a strike the government's chemical capabilities will be targeted and not russian and iranian assets the situation is unpredictable but one thing seems clear significant u.s. led military intervention to tip the balance of the conflict in favor of the opposition is not on the table senator al jazeera beirut. well the british government is continuing to weigh the possibility of military action against syria prime minister terry's amaze expected to speak with donald trump again to talk about potential next me she'd held an emergency cabinet meeting where ministers agreed on the need to take action needs barca reports now from london after the
government ministers assembled at downing street for emergency talks on whether to approve taking part in an attack on syria the prime minister said she believed the syrian regime was to blame for the poisoning of its people the international community she said must respond over the u.k. that means joining a u.s. led coalition against president assad theresa may suggested she's willing to make that move without a vote in parliament the government's allowed to take military action without parliamentary backing but in the past fifteen years successive governments of run major military plans passed the house of commons first in two thousand and thirteen to reason is pretty decisive in that then prime minister david cameron put his case for intervening in syria in front of parliament where it was defeated a huge blow for him and his government this time to resume a cold risk losing control of her defense and foreign policy plans. but opposition
politicians say parliament must be consulted there has to be a proper process of consultation we elect palmer and we elect members of parliament they should have a voice in this the cabinet should not be making this decision. to resume a means to get this right tony blair's decision to invade iraq in two thousand and three casts a long shadow over british politics the invasion was later found to be based on flawed intelligence stability and its members have to resume a zone policy a worried it might be too late to get involved moments past because five years ago assad was in a weak position and was vulnerable to western bombing the russians weren't there and there were moderates in the syrian opposition there aren't anymore the situation has changed and we have the us president is waging a war on twitter threatening assad and his ally russia the british government will need to calibrate its response in more measured tones neave parker al-jazeera
london. syrian flags are now flying in that the town at the center of the suspected chemical attack on a binge of aid has been following the exodus of people from duma and the international response to the alleged chemical attack he reports from on the turkey syria border. hundreds of people have left the besieged town of duma on thursday these evacuations continue under the deal reached between rebel fighters inside the town and the russian forces who are now patrolling the streets as well as controlling entry points in and out of duma rebel fighters from jaish and islam have been contradicting the government lines saying that it is in control of all of them are saying they say there are some fighters who are already inside duma and have not completely left the town as yet many of them are waiting for the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons or b c w the un watchdogs representatives to arrive in duma they are coming to collect evidence regarding
this alleged chemical attack which happened saturday killing dozens of people and has been the cause of that shooting up tensions between the united states and russia the syrian government has confirmed that these representatives from the o p c w have landed in the liberty's capital beirut and they are on their way to syria on saturday they will begin their work trying to collect evidence that it's yet to be seen what will they be able to find in terms of evidence on the ground munitions that were used clothes and a blood sample from people who were affected because it's been a few days since this incident took place on the turkish side of the border there have been a more diplomatic activity between the presidents of turkey and the president of russia vladimir putin and they have continued to talk to each other and vowed to keep the lines of communication open this is the second phone conversation that president out of the van has had of it his counterpart live in fulton as well as
the american president you know u.s. president donald trump and he has been saying that the turkish position in all of this is that these tensions that have been mounting between these two arrivals and russia and the u.s. need to be brought down and a diplomatic solution has to be in place to try and figure out what happened in duma and how can chemical attacks be avoided in the future. we've got a lot more to come on this. looting a showdown looms between washington and tehran over the reigning in nuclear deal plus we'll have the story behind this photo which has just won the prize the world press photo of the year. and in sports another dramatic night in european football is also survive a scare to reach the europa league semifinal. the president trumps nominee for secretary of state has faced tough questioning from
senate has at his confirmation hearing mike compare was grilled on everything from iran and north korea to his views on islamophobia as well as the investigation into alleged russian meddling in the twenty sixteen election the senate will vote on his nomination later this month roslyn jordan reports. the antiwar demonstrators were there when mike bomb pale a ripe for his confirmation hearing. so too was a cascade of tough questions from congressional democrats about the secretary of state nominee's views on north korea we have a responsibility to achieve a condition where kim jong il is unable to threaten the united states of america with a nuclear weapon the iran nuclear deal which pompei o has opposed in the past and if there is no chance that we can fix it i will recommend to the president that we do our level best to work with our allies to achieve a better outcome and a better deal and his willingness to be a truth teller not a yes man to u.s.
president donald trump republican rand paul who has already promised to oppose upon pales nomination some here worry that you're going to be too much in agreement a president actually where are you going to be too much in disagreement with the president but pump ale also faced tough questions about what some call his anti muslim views do you have any views that the muslim faith or people believe in worshipping other gods is that just something negative in our country hey you can look at my record you don't have to take my word for it here today my record is exquisite with respect to treating people of each and every faith with the dignity they deserve and pompei o even faced questions about the president's alleged efforts to undermine the special counsel's investigation into russian meddling in the two thousand and sixteen u.s. a lot since if the president were to fire the special counsel or to interfere with his investigation that it would put the rule of law genuinely at risk if that were
the case and if that happened would you resign your post as secretary of state in order to demonstrate that we are a nation of laws not of men my instincts tell me no. my instincts tell me that my obligation to continue to serve as america's senior diplomat will be more important at increased times a political domestic turmoil for nearly five hours on thursday mike pompei i tried to be as diplomatic as possible about his views before skeptical senators his future now rests in their hands as they debate whether to forward his nomination to be secretary of state to the entire senate ruffling jordan al-jazeera capitol hill right back until to joel rubin now who's president of the washington strategy group and himself is a former deputy assistant secretary of state for legislative affairs and he's joining us via skype from washington thank you for talking to said he had five aliza of tough questioning how did he do. yes five hours is tough but not as tough
as it maybe should have been but nonetheless mr problem here the director who had a very tough hearing he really did miss on closing the gap a logic between his policy views sturrock glee when the president has been articulating and he also didn't put to rest a lot of questions democrats had regarding his past statements on muslims on climate change on iran north korea so he might find rocky days ahead in his vote next week and what are the qualities that make for a successful secretary of state. ultimately to secretary of state is responsible for being america's face to the world and being responsible for negotiating with all countries in the world with almost a lot or all organizations in the world on our behalf and so the secretary needs to be clear have the confidence of the president manage
a bureaucracy of seventy thousand people in over two hundred seventy countries and also understand that diplomacy is his job or her job not to advocate for military action as mr pompei o as done often in the past that's really advocate for diplomacy and that's the key role and how far as policy made in the state department foreign policy at because at the moment of course it's rather unclear as to who is in charge of policy making when it comes to the international relations. so it varies from administration to administration structurally the secretary of state is the number one cabinet official there is the president the vice president clearly they're in charge but the secretary of state along with the secretary of defense needs her new general and the secretary of treasury they're the big floor but the state's department controls a variety of issues and oversees a diverse set of issues that really impacts all of america's relations with the
world a but again rex tillerson who just left the department recently he did not have the confidence of the president so the state department authority really shrunk under his leadership if my pump a zero is confirms he will have the confidence of the president and one will see the state's harman's power and influence increase as a result but the fact his policy is still it seems very much from the outside and they say at being made in the white house rather than in the state department it is ultimately made in the white house now with john bolton the new national security advisor just in place this week we're likely to see more of it coming directly from the white house but the. again if pompei was in because he's seen as an ally of the president someone who is close to the president it's quite likely that there will be a lot of synchronicity there and that's not always a good thing though it's always important to have a clear independent voice at the state's parliament security in the importance of america's role in the world diplomatically why shouldn't have a war hawk or
a yes man in that role that really undermines america's overall objectives of globally ok joel rubin thank you very much indeed good to get your thoughts thank you the european officials believe them making progress on an agreement that would address the u.s. president's concerns about the iran nuclear deal any of this year donald trump told britain france and germany that he would refuse to extend u.s. sanctions relief on iran and that's what he called terrible flaws in the deal fixed john hendren reports from washington after months of tough talk on the iranian nuclear agreement donald trump appears headed for a showdown the current status of relations between the u.s. and iran is wild. the very acrimonious president has railed against the nuclear agreement since his campaign the iran deal was one of the worst and most one sided transactions the united states has ever entered into in january he doubled
down declining to impose sanctions on tehran only for one last time he says iran is not living up to the spirit of the deal unless iran renegotiate the deal to give the u.s. and its allies greater access to tehran's facilities and to extend the agreement trump says he will decline to waive sanctions that could effectively put an end to the nuclear agreement they've made very clear that if the united states walks away they would not see themselves as continued to be required to get here with their own obligations and so i think we would very likely see iran begin to reconstitute elements of its nuclear program so i think it's almost inconceivable that we won't see an escalation of tensions between the two countries one possible reason for trump's newly hardline domestic u.s. politics. the president is pivoting to
a hard line in large part because he's heading into the midterm elections and the poll numbers don't look good and publicans in general in the white house in particular are sweating bullets and trumps going back to his game plan as a candidate and that is to go to the hard right and to rally the base personnel changes at the white house could make all the difference trump recently replaced advisers who want to keep the deal intact with hardliners who want to scrap it secretary of state rex tillerson a national security advisor h.r. make master or out might pump a zero in john bolton or in bolton has gone so far is to call for regime change in iran and military strikes on its nuclear program leaving trump in something of an echo chamber with few dissenting voices remaining john hendren al-jazeera washington at least fourteen people have been killed in an attack carried out by the taliban in afghanistan gunman stormed a district government compound in the southeastern province of husni the local
governor policemen and intelligence offices are among the victims the district is now under the control of afghan security forces at least five people have been killed in somalia after a bomb blasts at a packed football stadium at least fifteen others were wounded when the explosion hit a stadium in the coastal town of but hour the armed group al-shabaab has claimed responsibility . the united nations has described a civilian protest using dead bodies in the central african republic has propaganda demonstrators play seventeen dead bodies outside the u.n. building in the capital gong pealed wednesday they say they were innocent civilians killed during clashes between the un and armed groups but the u.n. insists the dead were criminals who died in foreign peacekeepers killing one of them the u.n. mission is working to restore state authority in the p.k. five area of the capital bangui. is the u.n.
undersecretary general for peacekeeping operations and he's currently in the c.a.r. capital bangui and he told us the un's actions were justified in its presence in the p.k. five neighborhood is welcomed. the population ask us to do something about this criminal groups that are oppressing the population there they've been illegal taxes there. you see blackmail some time over there are some ready and this has been going on for months and months and months. and the un has been trying to get on with the who are solve this problem the group is for me but for many months trying. to intervene and the and as we did it and we were wrong. it is arms.
who are. arm and. this confrontation and the result that. on in that we have won. your. very high number and. to the best of our knowledge and of course we will investigate for the what happened there has been no women and children there has been unfortunate see many armed civilians were killed you know i think it's important not to be. manipulated by those who really want to work undermine the action all those want to mail the settlements can republic. you know we are here to protect the population we did this at the request of the population the u.s. vice president mike pence says he will meet venezuelan opposition leaders in peru during friday's summit of the americas a meeting is part of efforts by the u.s.
to increase regional pressure against the venezuelan president nicolas maduro mr pence is leading the u.s. delegation after president tom canceled his visit. of venezuela photographer has won the world press photo of the year award for his image of a burning man during last year's anti-government protests ronaldo schmidt of the adults roles press news agency kept at the moment amanda says ablaze during violent protests in caracas schmidt says a motorcycle exploded in front of him as police and opposition supporters clashed setting a nearby protests on fire the global chemical weapons watchdog has backed the u.k.'s findings of what was used to poison a former russian spy and his daughter in southern england last month the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons identified a military grade nerve agent used in the attack was the british government blames
on russia moscow is inside any involvement catherine stansell reports it was the first nerve agent deployed in europe since the second world war the o.p.c. w was ordered to carry out an independent investigation into the poisoning of yulia and sergei screwball last month when they were found slumped in a park in salisbury yulia was released from hospital this week her father is still receiving treatment while the o.p.c. w. isn't responsible for finding out the source of the chemical it didn't stop the british foreign secretary boris johnson from pointing the finger only russia has the means motive and records the kremlin has to give answers. the chemical identified is said to be of high purity suggesting that only a sophisticated laboratory could make it very high purity is very important it's very difficult to make a highly toxic chemicals to this high level of purity without
a lot of effort don't worry about purity because they don't get in the way is the nature tossed that you're using the chemical for which is to poison so you only release the impurities if you try to make it difficult for people to point the finger back at you russia has consistently denied its involvement and the incident such off a diplomatic tit for tat with britain it refuses to accept the findings of the o.p.c. w. unless moscow has access to the test samples itself but today i'm not sure if it's saying no we can. position that russia will not blindly accept any conclusions in this case until russian experts are given access to the material of the. investigation and to the full range of real information on this incident which london is in possession of the foreign secretary has said there is no other alternative about who is responsible for the nerve agent except moscow the british government has requested a special meeting with the o.p.c.
w to discuss its findings and the un security council where russia is a permanent member will also hold a meeting next week stansell al-jazeera london. coming here on the news hour including we're at the rafa crossing where desperate palestinians are hoping for their chance to leave gaza and crossing to egypt. a top leadership position in china becomes the latest casualty of a corruption crackdown and. could cast be expanded to. ruling it out joe we'll have that and a lot more in sports. we still haven't said good bye to winter which we believe across all the parts of the
u.s. and also pushing into based in areas of canada warm air coming into southernmost part so we'll continue to feed in some some very pleasant conditions for some down towards the southwest we have got far warnings in force actually just around western texas pushing across into the four corners states twenty four celsius therefore i like a penny a warmth around here we seven degrees for red denver and i just further north this area snow just on the northern edge of this disturbed weather come further south some lively storms is brewing there across eastern parts of texas into oklahoma and into office so that all my swell little further race was really peping up we are likely to see some tornadoes as the system makes its way through quite a sharp temperature contrast look further north new york gets up to twenty two degrees north of the border also we will struggle to get to around two degrees above freezing this so the snow still very much in evidence coming into the caribbean here it's lossie five and dry a few showers for some peace at they'll be a few showers just around the great toronto it is jamaica could catch the odd
shower on friday but in between the showers is fine and drive with plenty of pleasant sunshine all the way into central america. in the next episode of techno the team looks into the environmental impact of waste management trash is a big business than unfortunately the smelly business to the complexities of recycling when these different plastics are landed together then the recycling becomes difficult to impossible and the science that often solution is very easy for us to have a hundred percent recycled material techno on al-jazeera. this is a really fabulous news from one of the best i've ever worked in there is a unique sense of bonding where everybody teams in but something i feel every time i get on the chair every time i interview someone we're often working around the
clock to make sure that we bring events as i currently as possible to the viewer that's what people expect of us and that's what i think we really do well. president of the top stories here on the algerian news out the white house says u.s. president donald trump is yet to make a final decision on how to respond to a suspected chemical attack in syria a short while ago mr trump spoke to the british prime minister to reason may with the cheerleaders pledging an international response to deter the future use of
chemical weapons. by compare the u.s. president's nominee for secretary of state has faced tough questioning from senators as well as protests at his confirmation hearing the senate vote on his nomination will be later this month. the global chemical weapons wash says a pure form of the nerve agent was used to poison a former russian spy and his daughter in england last month britain blames russia for the attack and says ok a new script file but denies involvement. all right we can talk now to simon. who is in boston he's the director of the russia matters project at the harvard kennedy school belfer center for science and international affairs like you very much a diva told you just we were just made reference to that incident in britain which
is being widely attributed to moscow which is called moscow is denying and we've also got the situation in syria both incidents where nerve agent or chemical lethal potentially lethal agent is being use with russia involved i'm just wondering is this the new medicine for moscow. it will or will encourage all of us to wait for the outcome of the investigation as we know organization for the protection for the prohibition of chemical weapons is going to dispatch its experts some time this weekend to syria to determine whether and what kind of agents have been used we also know that this again is a shoe in has already rendered. the ruling on the use of chemical agent in britain and this it's because of its purity it's likely to have been manufactured by the government but in light of the keys. it hasn't been
established beyond reasonable doubt who the culprits are so i would wait for the outcome of the investigation thorough investigation before making any kind of assessment and what countries operational mold use of such weapons can. demonstrate alright and what we know from syria is that if if the ok you know that actually i mean perfect i was going to move on to the situation in syria and i wanted to ask you how would you assess this particular moment of u.s. russia relations how dangerous is this moment. well it's a fairly dangerous period of time and in spite of the all the conflicting channels that have been set up there's always room for some kind of a mistake as we learned during the cuban missile crisis when for instance president
kennedy ordered all u.s. warplanes not securing nuclear weapons on board when patrolling and yet some to cough in spite of disorders and confronted the soviet fighters so for this situation to be resolved calmly i would encourage both sides to wait for the outcome of the investigation by the organization for protection of chemical weapons and then take concerted measures to punish the culprits otherwise if we were going to. be involved in this situation where twitter is used as a conflicting channel then the chances of accidental conflict between russia and the united states against the will of its political leaders will increase indeed it's that is the real dangers of some sort of accidental incident leading to escalation but i wanted to ask you what your thoughts are about the notion that this dialing back if you like by donald trump and indeed the rest of his coalition
from immediate military action is giving the russians a great deal of time to ponder its position is it perhaps the than increasing the pressure upon the russians as to how far they're prepared to back president assad syria do you think that this is a calculation that is currently going on. well it's difficult for me to read the trumpet ministrations decision making process because the president of the united states has been somewhat unpredictable in certain and certain decisions in the way he changes his intentions but yes i think the idea that first there was a report out of the white house over the weekend that the could be imminent strikes and then president trump saying on wednesday that missiles will be coming but then on thursday saying this could happen very soon or not soon as a whole is a way of putting pressure on patterns if you will of the assad regime and and its.
chief russia so that russia puts pressure on assad to drive the message home the use of chemical weapons is an acceptable and if you think about it it is of course in russia's interest to prevent the use of chemical weapons because the war is a century all the future of assad is secured in those parts of syria that he controls so what is the purpose of using chemical weapons russia does not stand to gain a thing from that so i think this path towards on on one track. investigating far really this use of chemical weapons on the other hand. diplomatic channels being engaged to find some kind of a more the sovereignty between the united states and russia on this issue is the way it is the really the way forward and situation thank you very much indeed simon
said i am too intense live from boston thank you. now palestinian man has been killed close to the israeli gaza border palestinian officials say he was shot dead by israeli forces earlier israel fired at hamas positions in gaza killing one fighter and leaving one other person injured israel says the strikes are in retaliation for a bomb attack on a military there cologne wednesday thirty two palestinians have now been killed by the israeli army since protests began at the border fence two weeks ago. well with tensions high in gaza thousands of palestinians are trying to get to egypt the rafa crossing was opened following talks with hamas last year it was only opened on for forty days leaving tens of thousands of people on the waiting list harry force it has more. thousands of people here in iraq in the south of the gaza strip for what is a very rare opportunity you can see the desperation to get onto one of these buses
they are processed here inside the hole the people who are on the list and whose documents are stanton and ready to go across and then put on these buses they're bussed to the crossing itself and taken across to egypt this is a rare thing the last such crossing took place near than two weeks ago in twenty sixteen there were only forty two days of crossings twenty seventeen there were thirty six days so when these things happen a real desperation to it to make the most of it the last time there was a crossing again it was meant to be a three day period such as this one which was announced this week in the end only one day of crossings took place so when people get an opportunity to get out of gaza something so difficult to do given the israeli blockade and the pianos that have been in place here on the southern rougher crossing they try to make the most of that opportunity. if you didn't get nor have i the pride for two years but only now i'm on the list i was supposed to go last time i hope this time i can get to
jordan finish those of us we are there is no future in gaza if i. don't travel my future will be destroyed completely. koran says officials should take care of the people we are the officials to give us chances there are seven in my family and we each supposed to pay four thousand dollars bribe egypt cites the security situation on its sinai peninsula as a reason for the heavy restrictions which continue to be imposed on this border with gaza egypt is also understood to be trying to calm the situation inside gaza and this particular opening should be seen in that context as the humanitarian situation here continues to worsen and the reconsideration that egypt is backing between because i lead palestinian authority and hamas which continues to control gaza continues to fall to. me and mom has pledged to begin repatriation of ranger refugees in bangladesh as soon as possible social welfare minister when me at i
made the comments as he met bangladesh's foreign minister in dhaka after visiting refugee camps and calls his bizarre tell the child raise sat down with the minister shortly after he visited range of refugee. myanmar minister for social welfare relief and resettlement visit the could to prolong refugee camp in funk that this is the first time ever a minister visited barren refugee camp since the influx began now he met with a lot of the representative of the range of refugees at some point there was heated discussion and exchange of what even there was a demonstration out outside which was quickly dispersed by the police now we caught up with him at the hotel and requested for an interview which he politely declined and refereed us to talk to one off is sending a delegate member to respond to our question. what was his response to the visit what he saw on the ground in the camps this is what he had to say what we have come
to hear from them what are their concerns and we were able to hear what is being done because what we want to. is more leisure trust building exercise want to make sure that the do trust efforts that have been done by the guy this is what he had to say i want to x.m. about the delay on the repatriation process i also asked him how does the me and my government intend to resettle the refugees when most of their village homes are destroyed and now occupied by the army so what we have done is really. informed the numbers to ensure that the forms completed to our satisfaction. so the delete is not on our part the dillies they would have to fill the forms and we would be verification. to respond to international criticism and the fact that it's been termed as ethnic cleansing in myanmar this is how you responded to
my question there's no edit clinton if there were any and clinton would not have accepted them but the most complex and contentious issues remain the identification and the citizenship papers just decided an example some of the representative of the refugees brought their parents citizenship papers to show to the minister he responded by saying that your parents might be a citizen but you are not this is how complex and difficult whole process is we yet have to see how the whole thing works out down the road from a senior official in china who was once a contender for a leadership position has pleaded guilty to charges of corruption so i is one of the most prominent figures charged as part of president xi jinping anti corruption crackdown he's pleaded guilty to taking bribes worth twenty seven million dollars and abuse of power between the years two thousand and two and twenty seventeen china correspondent brown has more. well another dramatic day in chinese politics
this time the drama unfolding in a courthouse in the city of khinjan in northeast china in the dark sun jong thai once considered a political high flier destined for the very top of chinese politics but his political downfall has been as swift as his trial he pleaded guilty to a variety of bribery charges receiving in total twenty seven million dollars he expressed remorse and said he would accept whatever sentence the court handed down he'd been the party boss in the mega city of ching ching ironically replacing another figure who was brought down in scandal and it also being tipped to become a future chinese leader soon was also a member of the politburo and had been tipped to be promoted to the standing committee of the politburo the body which basically runs china now his demise comes amid the intensifying anti corruption campaign the president xi jinping began five
years ago that has so far brought down more than a million party officials who've been investigated certain though is one of the most senior officials to have been brought down since that campaign began and he's now destined to spend a long time in jail africa's first plants that converts waste into energy is close to coming on line in ethiopia it's been built next to a landfill site in the capital and is out of a seventy. this is addus abbott only waste dumping site it is on an extraordinary scale we're being told it's been here for around fifty years it also goes around thirty meters underground it is untreated it is not dealt with it keeps growing now waste is of course not just and if the opium problem it's not just an african problem it is a global problem now there is an exciting new project underway here it is africa's very first waste to energy plant. currently we have the waste to energy plant an
idea how about this what you see is the tipping hole. that will receive the waste so basically what the facilities is going to receive is one thousand four hundred tons a day this is equal to almost eighty percent of our waste what's currently goes to the land the fields and polluting the environment once this facility starts operating an incinerator in this waste we kind i want to produce one hundred eighty five hour electricity which is equivalent to light taps or thirty percent of i decide my household we're told that the plug will be fully operational in a couple of months from now and once it gets underway it's going to make a massive difference to the capital's waste management now this is technology that's already being used on every single other continent and this is why authorities here are keen to showcase it as a success story as africa's for us and of course it remains just a small step in dealing with the ball quantities of waste that we as humans produce . a sibling rivalry in the.
thanks very much european football has delivered again with another night of drama this time in the europa league just when it's highly improbable at sea i thought they were one foot into the semifinals thanks to a four to aggregate lead over south spoke from the first leg the austrians made them pay scoring four goals in twenty minutes sounds but beat them for one on the
nights ago through six five pulling off a stunning comeback salzburg are the only reigning domestic champions left in the competition arsenal led four one from their first leg with c.s.k. and they were put under pressure in moscow with the russians going to know up on the night but danny welbeck found the back of the net for arsenal with fifteen minutes remaining before aaron ramsey sealed the six three aggregate win in injury time it's arsenal's first european semi final since two thousand and nine. in the other two course a finals must say scored five goals to overturn a one mil deficit against leipsic and two time europa league champions atletico madrid last one will at sporting bar progress to want to aggregate the draw for the semifinals takes place on friday the world cup in qatar in twenty twenty two could be the first to be expanded to forty eight teams if top football officials get their way the ten members of commodore what's the south american confederation well
they've written a letter to fee for requesting an additional sixteen teams in the tournament in four years time as opposed to the current thirty two football's governing body have already planned to have forty eight teams in the twenty twenty six competition but they need twelve venues to pull it off catherine is currently building eight stadiums an option they could look at is to share the games with other gulf countries but his cancer is under blockade by its neighbors saudi arabia the united arab emirates and bahrain but is unlikely as president though isn't ruling out an expansion. it seems to me a very interesting idea of course we have to study the fuse ability of this proposal if it's possible if it's feasible if the others agree to because it is not a decision that only the president of the four combo make but well of course we are going to study it and i really think that it's something very interesting we have to study it seriously and if it is possible why not former heavyweight champion of the world tyson fieri has announced he will return to the ring in june after an
absence of more than two and a half years although he hasn't said yet. the twenty nine year old was suspended for violating anti doping rules in twenty sixteen his last fight was in november twenty fifth when he took three of the recognised world title belts from flat in eclipse go anthony joshua's now the holder of those fury set his fellow britain would be no match for him. it's going to be an easy easy. just. we all saw the park. anywhere you can move. a few. if you want. arise from without me if you want to try land. that's the only way let alone the economic power from. the british virgin islands is celebrating a historic sporting triumph at the commonwealth games just six months after the tiny caribbean nation was devastated by hurricanes kyron mcmaster stormed to
victory in the men's four hundred metres hurdles final on thursday to win the first international model of any color and in any sport for his country the twenty one year old dedicated the wind to his former coach savior samuels who was killed in her. last september we while there was drama in the men's two hundred meters final england sandel hughes just edged out trinidad and tobago is your dream richards to win also he thought after celebrating hughes was disqualified for impeding richards you can see their arms clashing there as they approached the line the english team appealed but riches was confirmed as the winner well you might not be competing anymore but you same boat has still been a star attraction at these commonwealth games it's the first time the jamaican has been at a major athletics event as spectators since retiring last year but the thirty one year old shut down any suggestions he might be about to return to the track instead reiterating his desire to become a professional footballer. very serious about putting in work i'm working with
dharma not disappoint him to really help me to. figure out in his direction i need to go and what i need to improve to be better if i am really going to do is just working out there right now i'm not willing to just hopefully in the future. now from the fastest man over one hundred two hundred meters to two of the fastest man in one of the toughest foot rice's in the world moroccan brothers rashid and mohammed omar beattie dominated the marathon to solve as hard a stage on wednesday and into thursday which to combat says over eighty six kilometers with two stages left six time champion rashid leads by just over thirty three minutes from his brother who is still looking for his debut victory and that is all the sport for now more later that's all from this al-jazeera news hour but don't go anywhere because i'll be back in a moment or two with much more of the day c s three with us.
are finding all these ways in which our guesses are are getting corrected and the latest evidence suggests there are more cats than previously acknowledged but the snow leopard trust believes it's premature to downgrade the cats on the international list of threatened species. a society's progress is dependent on the quality of its exports more and find its professionals a top arity if to my delight if you know it's interesting to study find new teaching methods are infusing thai students to become the agents of change taking them out of the classroom to solve problems in their local communities level education inspiring science timeline at this time on al-jazeera.