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and cutter he says they hacked his e-mails a charge they denied but cutters facing more scrutiny because of another court case prominent guitars are being sued by rapper ice cube he says they didn't pay him as promised in a business deal and his partner testified that they tried to use them to get to steve benen in testimony describing their offer as a bribe which they also deny all sides of spent millions of dollars on lobbyist trying to sway the traffic in a straight line country in the gulf region is a threat to global security qatar put ads in the president's favorite cable channel placing op eds in prominent papers lobbying lawmakers stand with the united states to defeat terrorism in all the homes there are a lot of guys who are making an awful lot of money and mr former lobbyist steven billet thinks they're likely wasting millions of dollars because you never really see any evidence of it later on you know you don't see decisions made at a later time that indicate that there was
a positive outcome according to the new york times the saudis and u.a.e. offered to help the drone campaign before the election it's unclear if anything was done on his behalf with their money but it's an allegation special counsel robert muller is likely looking at the man at the center of many of these questions george nader is cooperating with the investigation. al jazeera washington u.s. president donald trump has added a potential new twist to the investigation looking into alleged interference by russian the twenty sixteen us election in a tweet trump denied doing anything wrong but stated he has the absolute right to pardon himself from any possible charges could be held it doesn't. it was no solution with the russia he said it over no collusion and over no collusion and over again there is absolutely no scholars of us president donald trump insists no one for his campaign work with the russian government during his twenty sixteen
election but with the potential for more criminal indictments looming the president is stepping up his attacks on the band investigating his campaign special counsel robert mueller in a monday morning tweet trump said it was unconstitutional to appoint muller in the first place but in another tweet he claims that if muller decides trump did anything wrong i have the absolute right to pardon myself certainly the constitution very clearly lays out the law and once again the president hasn't done anything wrong and we feel very comfortable in that front it's not certain that trump himself is under investigation but muller does want to talk to him trump has faced accusations of obstruction of justice ever since he fired the head of the f.b.i. james comey over the russia investigation his latest tweets raise serious concerns the president may now be preparing to fire moller as well but it also begs the question about whether the president can actually pardon himself no president has
ever done it but internal department of justice memo for nine hundred seventy four just before president richard nixon resigned from office following similar accusations says the commander in chief cannot pardon himself still for some legal analysts the latest truck tweets suggest something else if he isn't worried about committing a crime then there's no need to have a pardon so it certainly suggests a guilty mindset and he's afraid that the walls are closing in a number of people have already been charged to probe including trucks former campaign manager paul matter for michael flynn trump's former national security advisor pled guilty. december lying to the f.b.i. scholars are divided on whether a president can pardon himself but if donald trump is charged and later self pardons his actions would almost certainly be challenged in court kimberly helped at al-jazeera at the white house north korea's leader kim jong un has reportedly
replaced three of his top military officers ahead of a meeting with u.s. president donald trump according to south korean media kim has the defense minister the army's chief of staff and the head of his political bureau they've been replaced with younger men who support his policies u.s. intelligence believes there has been some opposition from within the military to kim's dialogue with south korea and the united states. time for a short break here not just iraq when we come back binyamin netanyahu calls on germany to take a tougher approach towards iran's nuclear program plus. where we're actually physically being targeted by a president. fighting for power we lit up what's been called a pink wave of candidates for the u.s. midterm elections more in that state. and it's great. the weather sponsored
by cattle. because some really nasty weather now making its way towards high and then that of course is out tropical depression not too concerned about the winds on this system but this accumulation producing copious amounts of rainfall into the southwest of china hi nancy saying some of that well right across the gulf of tonkin the good parts of northern vietnam also seeing heavy downpours through choose day going on into wednesday may even pep up a little by this stage the system continue to distrust a little further north was in the right anywhere across southern parts of china can expect say some rather heavy downpours even hong kong we could see some flash flooding coming in here and this would go on through the course of this week meanwhile some shall. as they join up with the showers really that we have in place just around the philippines easing over towards southern parts of vietnam looking a little just to some areas of cambodia too and also pushing across into the good parts of thailand say thirty three celsius of bangkok big downpours thirty three cells just watch the fine in try this and present sunshine for as is the case to
add to kuching for the southeast generally settled and sunny to cause a also out of around thirty three degrees meanwhile as for make away across the by a go all the monsoon showers making good progress now there pushing up across a good part of southern india the weather sponsored by cattle and ways. singapore is being accused of expanding its coastline with illegal dredged satins some of the islands off the coast of indonesia and literally vanished it's a big business smuggling sam when they go take this there in the sand is our parakeet you see this beautiful beach but behind it is something that's not so plentiful the tragedy is that people are just not aware and ecological investigation into a global emergency sound walls on al-jazeera. welcome
back a quick recap the top stories here this hour jordan's king abdullah has won that his country's at a crossroads as protests of opposed tax hikes continue thousands of demonstrators return to the streets of the capital amman late on monday the protests force a prime minister to quit. at least sixty two people have been killed and hundreds more injured during a volcanic eruption in guatemala residents fled their homes off the lava and ash covered surrounding villages temperature shelters have been set up for about three thousand residents government says around two million people have been affected by the explosions. yes president donald trump says he has a right to pardon himself from possible charges relating to an inquiry into alleged russian meddling in the twenty sixth the election of the president says he's
a nothing wrong and said appointing special counsel robert muller to lead the probe was unconstitutional. israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu has called on germany to adopt a tough approach towards iran which he says must be prevented from developing a nuclear weapon is in meeting chancellor angela merkel and in letting you know warned against allowing iran to expand its influence in the middle east calling the nation a threat to the world dominate came as met him. when german and israeli heads of government meet there are always expressions of deep friendliness of the importance of the relationship between their two countries given the historical legacy the point also to make is amongst the expressions of friendliness there are differences of opinion specifically regarding iran and the deal that was agreed several years ago concerning the nuclear program that iran has and how that could be put to one side so. iran's search for a nuclear weapon coming to this meeting mr netanyahu and make clear his concerns were iran and iran and there were certainly concerns that emerged during the joint
news conference given by both leaders iran's calls for our destruction. but it's also suki nuclear weapons to carry out its genocidal designs we know that for a fact this visit to berlin is the first stop in a whistle stop tour as it were of europe's capitals taking in berlin taking in paris taking in london where mr netanyahu will be meeting with the heads of government heads of state to try to get their support for his view which is that the deal with iran needs to be repudiated as it has been by the united states government of president donald trump but so far at least the european leaders have been steadfast have said no they believe that the best way to prevent an iranian nuclear weapon is by this deal being enforced behind all of it is of course their concern that european industries that want to invest in tehran are now concerned about what might happen if sanctions are imposed. we need some kind of regulation
we also say that we need to talk about their activities in syria but we think that three tough negotiations this will be possible. when iran's supreme leader says his country has no intention of curbing its ballistic missile program and will respond harshly if attacked. commentary gave the latest warning on monday he said iran's missile program is crucial to the country's defense and that terrible attack ten times more if provoked by western nations. that a key i know you some europeans are talking about both iran coping with the sanctions and to limiting our defensive missile program which is essential for the future of the country i'm telling these european governments this stream will never come true. israel says it's going to take money from taxes it collects for palestinians to compensate israelis for fire damage to their land it says palestinians protesting in gaza carried out attacks damaging the forests and farms
israel says the demonstrators cause the fires by attaching incendiary devices to kites one hundred twenty one palestinians have been killed by israeli soldiers since protests of the boat of again in late march. there are reports that the self-proclaimed libyan national army has entered the city have done a after weeks of heavy fighting the seeds led by renegade general funny for have to has led to severe shortages of water electricity food and medicines for the citizens of libya general have downs and in a fight as they've been battling several armed groups that control the city some of which are linked to al qaida last week the u.n. reported the fighting reached unprecedented levels with air raids shellings and heavy ground clashes more than one hundred thousand civilians live in the besieged city. at least seven people have been killed in a suicide bombing in afghanistan's capital kabul it happened a styles of religious scholars were leaving a gathering at the city's polytechnic university earlier they had announced a decree against the war in afghanistan and the taliban to accept the government's
peace offer no group has yet claimed responsibility. the president of catalonia says he will meet spain's new prime minister kim tourist said he's exchanged messages with president sanchez on the region's future following last year's unilateral declaration of independence a move that was declared illegal no date has yet been set for discussions david schaper reports from madrid. the new socialist prime minister pedro sanchez started his first day in office by welcoming the ukrainian president petro poroshenko to madrid it was a long standing gauge went on the former prime minister mariano rajoy diplomatic diary close aides for both leaders must have had a long night shoring up new briefing notes after a horror lost the vote of no confidence. but the real focus of the day was on a prison compound deep in the countryside outside madrid the newly elected president of the regional government in catalonia kim torah was paying
a call on five of his former colleagues behind bars awaiting trial on charges of rebellion and sedition but the main question was is then our chance of a new dialogue between madrid and barcelona. we have exchanged messages and agreed to meet as soon as possible it's important for me to emphasize that we are going through an exceptional situation in this country we want to know what type of prime minister we're going to find the one who condemned the independence referendum or a new man. that statement from the catalonian president now leaves the diplomatic ball very much in the court of pedro sanchez but he's got a lot on his plate already he's got to form a new government but both men realize if they're going to take this opportunity they've got to take it soon. a right wing rally over the weekend in the spanish capital condemned the no confidence vote. as
a constitutional coup they are calling for a new election with a new prime minister having only eighty four socialist votes in the three hundred fifty seat parliament that new election could come soon to al-jazeera madrid. bitterness ian foreign ministry has summoned the italian ambassador to explain comments made by its in his new interior minister on sunday matteo salvini said the region would no longer be what he called europe's refugee camp and the term is a sense of a convict's the far right leader made the statement in parts of the main arrival points for refugees migrants making illegal crossing from north africa one hundred fifty eight people landed there on friday after being rescued in the mediterranean . the starbucks executive chairman is stepping down at the end of the month the move fueled speculation that howard schultz will pursue a career in politics the coffee chain was recently in the news after it shut down some eight thousand stores in the u.s. for a day to provide racial anti-bias training to stop the fall of the arrest of two african-american
men at a branch in philadelphia in april. saudi arabia has issued its first driving licenses to women ten females who already had licenses from other countries have been issued official permits the ban on women drivers is due to be lifted on june twenty fourth but the licenses were given early despite the law change now in saudi arabian activists both men and women who've been campaigning for the right to drive remain under arrest they're accused of trying to undermine the kingdom stability and security. on tuesday eight states in the u.s. will choose candidates for november as midterm elections a large number of women standing for the democrats in the congressional primaries the party wants to regain the majority in the house of representatives kristen salumi has more from new jersey. where. i am i guess she is a former navy pilot federal prosecutor and first time political candidate mike use
relish also the leading fundraiser in a crowded field of democrats running to represent new jersey's eleventh congressional district a seat that has been held by a republican man for the last twenty four years we see so many women running we see so many veterans running because we feel like it's time for new leadership in washington it's a common sentiment among democrats particularly women who were actually physically being targeted by a president not only here in suburban new jersey but around the country and we have twenty four seats we need to flip in this midterm election and i'm running to flip one where they hope to win enough seats to retake the majority in the house and female candidates are leading the charge on tuesday nearly one hundred women from both political parties many of them newcomers to politics will be on the ballot in congressional primaries continuing a year long trend an unprecedented number of women are taking part in state and local elections and often times winning and what some have described as
a wave. mobilization started the day after president trump's inauguration when women marched by the millions expressing concern about last reproductive rights and immigration experts point out there's now a lot at stake he who controls who is she who controls the house of representatives will control the purse will control the investigative power will ultimately if necessary control the impeachment process this election is a very. president trump is also working hard to rally his base in two thousand and sixteen more white women voted for him than heller and clinton i think people were surprised that right about that outcome and so now i think people are saying enough like too much and it's time for a change many voters say this year women are more engaged and outraged by the president's alleged mistreatment of women you can't be divisible you need to be
a unifying leader and that's my biggest opposition to the trumpet fact the biggest hurdles for women candidates are yet to come in the general election this november but if the primaries are any indication women candidates and voters will be making their voices heard kristen salumi al jazeera new jersey. old news of course on our website there were it is on your screen the press is out to say what dot com. are tough a quick check of the headlines here on al-jazeera at least sixty two people have been killed and hundreds more injured during a volcanic eruption in guatemala residents fled their homes off the lava and ash smothered surrounding villages temporary shelters have been set up for around three around three thousand residents jordan's king abdullah has warned that his country
is at a crossroads as protests over proposed tax hikes continue thousands of demonstrators return to the streets of the capital late on monday the protests force the prime minister to quit. it's been a year since saudi arabia the u.a.e. egypt and bahrain levied a blockade on cutoff claiming it was a supporter of terrorism charges that qatar denies the qatari foreign minister has told al-jazeera the country won't make any compromises. let us make it very clear that the purchase of. any military equipment is a sovereign decision which no country has. anything to do with so there is no legitimate grievance behind unthreatening it's violating the international law it's by the thing or the international norms and. the most importantly it's violating. the charter which is the countries of the g.c.c.
should not launch and any attack against each other there's been outrage across the u.s. out that donald trump says he has the absolute right to pardon himself from any charges relating to alleged russian meddling in the twenty six thousand election the president insists he's done nothing wrong but said appointing a special counsel robert muller to head the probe is unconstitutional the white house press secretary says the law is clear i guess the question is does the president believe the framers envisioned a system where the president can part of itself or the president could be above the law certainly the constitution very clearly lays out the law and once again the president hasn't done anything wrong and we feel very comfortable in that front. saudi arabia has issued its first driving licenses to women ten females who already had licenses from other countries have been issued official permits the ban on women drivers due to be lifted on june twenty fourth but the licenses were given. well those are the headlines the news continues here on al-jazeera after inside
story of state of that's what it. it's one here since the book age of the top began for neighbors cup size and impose a land sea and. to bring down hundred cities how they succeed and is a settlement possible this is inside story. hello and welcome to the program hashem. a year ago for come trees sand arabia
u.a.e. behind and egypt sever ties with qatar and impose their forward brocade it's game after state news agency was packed and fake news posted on it. own investigation has found the group behind the hacking work from a saudi government minister and his phones and computers were connected to the saudi communications company in a separate development the arabia threatening military action against. russian weapons those reports in two of the biggest newspapers in france the figo and lamont they say the saudi crown prince has written to the presidents of friends the united states of america and the u.k.'s prime minister warning his ready to retaliate if acquire the s four hundred anti-aircraft defense systems by the threat of military action against their house is not new but located in countries were reportedly planning it the beginning of the crisis one year ago. as we
mentioned the crisis began to unfold with qatar news agency was hacked on the twentieth of may for statements are to be to the emir of qatar were posted on the agency's website and broadcast by the media the hacking came three days after u.s. president donald trump met arab leaders inside arabia and addressed the riyadh summit on june the fourth hacked e-mail accounts of the us ambassador to the united states use a fellow table revealed his involvement in a long running campaign to undermine qatar the next day saudi arabia u.a.e. behind idiot cut ties with qatar and impose a land sea and blockade the accused oh how supporting terrorism which qatar denies the four countries them place fifteen individuals and twelve from qatar or what it calls terror list the group then sent qatar a list of thirteen demands including shutting down al-jazeera media network curbing
relations with iran and closing a turkish military base it hosts a year on very still no and to the crisis. let's bring in our guests joining us in the studio abdulaziz a director of the diplomatic of the qatari ministry of foreign affairs from kuwait . a professor of political science at the kuwait university has just written a book on the g.c.c. crisis root cause and the future of the g.c.c. alliance also in doha director of the center for conflict and humanitarian studies of the it's your thank you to all other aziz one year after the crisis has been a judge to whether the blockade actually it has managed and it has managed successfully and to economy politics. media from all means i think that there has managed to manage this crisis not only this
even politically speaking now qatar is not talking about its own security a stocking about the region and the region security therefore his highness the emir in the munich conference has a proposed the idea of signing a regional security agreement and bella that want to protect or assure the security and safety of all countries in the air each and assure that each country no matter the size of this country can a practice their sovereignty and independence of the life you remember a year ago we were talking about the crisis triggered in true true during one of the most difficult moments for the region it seems like all the whole region was in unchartered territory we still within that unchartered territory unfortunately.
this sense this. place to start. just. normal now. this is the most devastating part of this crisis. as does the major war or the g.c.c. alliance as that they meet general or to the actual events used up a few years back when king abdullah. of saudi arabia and twenty eleven suggested moving from cooperation to gulf union everybody was on or. get out of us plans a mighty schemes that just to see finally was going to be leading the other war where other major powers in the out of would have been in shambles the crisis that they were going through the associated with what was called the arab spring and now we are just hoping and wishing and praying that we go back with our walking or
might expect patients to just going back to all the way we where. previous join fifteen twenty seventy in the watershed event that's the really really from a still think it's toll on us has really a lot of our chief sweat that it's economic with that it's on the very feet whether it's corporation and also a cast in asia or shadow of doubt on the united states as a government tour of this region why this is why the cut there is have to rely on fuel hundreds of turkish soldiers to save their humans territories and sovereignty and wellbeing while a cut that has eleven thousand u.s. soldier will the largest air base for united states outside of the united states what are they doing that we'll talk in detail later in the show about the role of the united states of america in this crisis assault on there's always been talk
about a political way out of this crisis but then when you hear the reports from the front from the french newspapers the figure out on the morning about saudi arabia threatening military action against qatar if you acquires the s. four hundred. one from russia that is an indication that we could see even further worse happening in the future. i think the likelihood is that. there will be more escalation of. threats particularly if does acquire those aircraft missiles however i think. the interests of everyone in the region. it is time to turn again to a diplomatic process and really exert much greater effort in trying to. bring an end to this blockade. or that as he's got us says that he has managed to contain.
but other costs manageable in a way or another because you know the authorities then have to tap into the wealth funds to be able to compensate for the for the damages created by the blockade is this something the qatar can sustain of the near future actually everybody is losing in this meaningless foyt or a struggle of power we lose they lose we lose dollars they lose dollars minister the minister of finance has said we bleed they bleed yes this this a book it has caused a huge a financial impact not only in qatar on qatar and on the located in contending we are in resource help in the whole region the most stable used to be the most stable region and the whole area over there but qatar managed throughout
the year to really make sure that its economy and its situation is really a strong one indicator one strong indicator one qatar issued the bourne and and asked for eight billion u.s. dollars they attacked it fifty billion u.s. dollars a chose that not only qatar has managed to really instill the trust and its economy even the whole world is adjusting the economy of qatar u.s. president donald trump initially backed saudi arabia the u.a.e. egypt and the group's blockade again qatar but his since called for science to resolve the dispute middle east with deal how lobbying has played a role in influencing trump his particle hey you washington. the nation of qatar on fortunately has historically been a funder of terrorism it was a shock in washington and across the globe a u.s.
president publicly going after cutter a close ally that houses the biggest u.s. base in the middle east siding with the blockading countries. at the time many believe the saudis fawning treatment of him in riyadh played a part but we now know thanks to e-mails leaked to the associated press that the push to get the president to side with saudi arabia and the united arab emirates began months before the emails are from brodie a big time republican fundraiser according to the a.p. he was working with george nader who said he was close to both of the crown princes from saudi arabia and the u.a.e. broady reportedly lobbied the president and later received hundreds of millions of dollars worth of defense deals from the u.a.e. in one e-mail bertie boasted about his role writing trumps vocal support of saudi arabia at this summit quote is a direct result of the campaign we have led over the past two months to highlight the funding of terrorism by cutter and the muslim brotherhood brody is suing cutter
he says they hacked his e-mails a charge they deny but cutters facing more scrutiny because of another court case prominent guitars are being sued by rapper ice cube he says they didn't pay him as promised in a business deal and his partner testified that they tried to use them to get to steve bannon in testimony describing their offer as a bribe which they also deny all sides of spent millions of dollars on lobbyist trying to sway the trumped up in a straight line country in the gulf region is a threat to global security are put in ads in the president's favor cable channels placing op eds in prominent papers lobbying lawmakers stand with the united states to defeat terrorism and. there are a lot of guys who are making me off a lot of money mr former lobbyist steven billet thinks they're likely waste. millions of dollars because you never really see any evidence of it later on you know you don't see decisions made at a later time that indicate that that there was
a positive outcome according to the new york times the saudis and u.a.e. offered to help the drone campaign before the election it's unclear if anything was done on his behalf with their money but it's an allegation special counsel robert muller is likely looking at the man at the center of many of these questions george nader is cooperating with the investigation. al jazeera washington the law why has the u.s. which has huge lever in the region has failed to bring all the parties to negotiate a political settlement. well you haven't parked just speaks volumes. but does your question the best pick and will play the major role and swaying president trumps binion. to take first sides yes pointing fingers at what they're supporting terrorism big time and then after this stuff and additional and presented by the state department by the pentagon by the
intelligence community by even the. national approach by the national security council and that's just giving the advise the he took a more neutral stand then later on were present when when there were president bush received the emir of qatar in april his show on. any other factor with praise of his captors or as an ally and defend the united states' interests as a fighter against terrorism sort of politics is locking as they say in and out of the states and clearly was abroad the with pushing. the mystic and bill even related to president trump's immediate family played a major role other than fortunately intertwined with an out of sister to interests and the result is that we have it was sure to plot the united states and lacked the leverage that not focus its that it did not play its leadership role to support of
the way the mediation of it's led by the quake and there that everybody the supports least lip service but at the end of the day you have ignited states lewsey this crisis because its major allies in the region are bickering and fighting and united states just by sucking and watching without much good result this is this really critical crisis for united states and the rest and all the more than interested who want to stand up to the iran and terrorism then we have really the make up in the gulf the allies in the gulf will be they'll be on the same page ok this be a sign that the us influence is waning in the region. i don't think so i think the u.s. is playing for its own interest. as you know trump has been very determined to extract as much wealth from the from the gulf and invested in the u.s.
as possible in the last year or so and employment has dropped significantly in the united states exports has increased contracts in billions of dollars have been signed gulf countries are. racing to try and guarantee as many contracts as possible so i think he's very much playing to his own interests his own audience and the ultimate losers of the gulf states and it's not just about creating jobs and opportunities in the u.s. in terms of selling military hardware but it's also in terms of pursuing his objectivity of the israel and jerusalem this crisis has made the or gave the impression impression that the best way to influence trump is through israel and all arab countries involved have tried to
cause up to the israelis in one way or the other and of course the ultimate price that was paid was the move the movement of the embassy to jerusalem is this still the same hopes that we've seen in the past over the kuwaiti mediation . is it going to work do you think this has the potential to work against the backdrop of the positions that we've seen particular from saudi arabia u.a.e. at least qatar is showing a since he really believed in the kuwaiti mediation has been and it's just i'm supporting this mediation will it work or not this will depend on a lot of external factors one factors as as ready to negotiate is ready to sit on the table as you need to put all the concerns on the table but without a pretty conditions without a pretty air demands. that is cut off the external factors is the book
aiding countries and there's the who have interest in this blockade of the surprises to continue we believe in the kuwaiti mediation did has worked to be before and it has the potential to work but it's on the table. there's been an attempt by the u.s. to salvage a deal in april but the u.s. position has delayed meeting the talks about a potential meeting between the leaders trump in september why it's after the united nations general assembly gathering is it still possible to see arab league gulf set aside their differences and talk about a peaceful way out. well i thought that to come to fruition and i think the things have to happen at play between now and september september as now slated for
awfully the fourth g.c.c. the us bill has become an annual gathering or an annual summit at the place of plenty for the atlanta sixteen and seventeen and no twenty eight in it would be the first since the crisis has rocked it first of all the i think there have as to be a rational approach to this crisis has proven that there is not a shred of the that is not rational approach that it's not a plan b. and that says zero sum game that lose lose for everybody not with this winning except our adversities and the united states and probably iran and the those or hardliners who would like to see us but i haven't. so maybe we could work things out of around the fifteen demands and the six principles that we just mix them together and we talk about fighting terrorism without about stopping the lifeblood
of supporting and financing terrorism adhering to the not intervention safeguarding of sovereignty supporting the quickly the issue number two and united states has evaded who has to get off its back and to stop playing some kind of leverage and or sand just secrets it's not a priority considering the in turmoil that the and the scandals that president tom finds himself in with the with the russian probe and with today's are talking about you could walk up part of the himself with that could be an issue with the russian and their venture so just to see crisis is not up there in their radars ok but still for the united states and its allies the united states president to play a major leverage on supporting equate the initiative and mediation and for the use you see that there is either the camp of their sense of ok to sit down and i don't think i'll because this. the longer it drags on everybody is losing over this winnie and you know there are many political analysts who are really pursue mystic
about any possible way out of this crisis in the near future my question is why are what's nests if all the parties remain entrenched on their positions. i think let's take for qatar to start with qatar i think has two options one option is to continue as it is now trying to build its own resilience and to rely less and less on its neighbors and to build the greater alliances internationally and the other option i think and this is something that is the core of the wealth of qatar is that they really need to start to think strategically in terms of the. gas market to measure contracts soon do for renewal with korea and japan then they provide maybe forty percent of the income of qatar and those has got to be the priority i think it is time for qatar to stop worrying about the issue in terms of
crisis management mood and start to work long term it is very important that they secure contracts with with their customers particularly i think south. korea and japan and and really start thinking differently one way of doing so is to maybe revive the idea of liquid guys or gals cartel that was discussed in the past maybe with the russians the jury and the rain ians and others so that their livelihood is protected if they continue to be worried about what the united states will think and what the united states will do given the very . careless i think foreign policy so far from from trump they they are only likely to lose they've already tried it's been a year if i were to say. six months ago we would have said yes maybe there's
a hope it can be resolved they can reconcile but for this kind of blockade to continue for a whole year and no signs of it coming to an end is really very very this is and this. to take us of the idea of what's next for qatar in particular and for the region with the arab league should have played the road it isn't the g.c.c. should have stepped it didn't. abdulaziz do the qataris trust the regional institutions you know are actually qatar i agree with that with what sultan here qatar has already factored into the crisis management mood now is thinking of the future now they know the capacity of the big league the nor the capacity of the islamic illegally nor the capacity of the gulf cooperation and the limitations of all this organization qatar is now redefining redefining its alliances are redefining its deal gadhafi it's redefining its. politics as redefining
everything even if. its economy future so it's. really an exercise a comprehensive exercise of redefining everything around its sovereignty and independence see less than a minute please the political order the has prevailed in the g.c.c. countries before the crisis is it still viable can it still prevail in the future. it's very it's it's very tough of the g.c.c. now there's a lot of support system but one thing for sure i think the lack of we need confidence building measures one thing for sure is that things are not going to go back to the way they were before. first even i expect in a few years from now as i stated in my just published book on the g.c.c.
crisis that all it causes and if you chose this is alliance we could see the different players region and international players playing a major overall when the united states abdicate decision and not played its role as a leader of the free world as they play then we're going to expect to see a different landscape in the next couple of years or even maybe fewer a few years from now major players are going to come to this speech and and we're going to see that here and landscape and the g.c.c. and the gulf are the law says you are there as a hostile public at this always good to talk to you thank you thank you for having you on the program and thank you for watching you can see the program again and a time by visiting our website al-jazeera dot com for further discussion go to our facebook page that's facebook dot com for slash a.j. insights so you can also join the conversation on twitter handle is a j insights so for me hashemite about our whole team here by phone now.
on top when the news breaks. on the mall in that city and the story builds to the forest so it would just be odd when people need to be heard to women and girls are being barked and given away in refugee camps al-jazeera has teams on the ground to bring you the award winning documentary and live news and out zero i got a comment here all i'm hearing is good journalism on ads and on mine. we do not and we will not tolerate with people who fund terrorism unity is necessary we need to achieve it one year into the gulf crisis al-jazeera examines its political economic and human impacts join us for a special program at eighteen g.m.t. it would remove any vestige of barack and certain manc that israel has come to stay a people dispossessed
a state established whatever i was able to do in palestine and i respect bravery great international peace organization the united nations a momentous event which lives at the heart of ongoing conflict to this day seventy years on al-jazeera tells the history of what palestinians call the catastrophe i'll nakba. hello i'm don jordan in doha with a quick reminder of the top stories on al-jazeera rescuers are trying to reach remote areas following the volcanic eruption of mt forego in guatemala at least sixty two people are known to have died but that number is expected to rise the explosion is one of the most powerful in recent is it caused thousands of residents to flee and smothered surrounding villages without the government estimates of on one point seven million people have been affected more from devon most of. what it
was an incredibly drene country especially during the rainy season which has just started and everything was grey everything was ashen everything was covered with a very thick layer of ash this town over this village that i was in looks like much of it was actually wiped out this pirate technic lava flow came down and cover buildings. covered cars trapping people in their house it happened so quickly that you know dozens and dozens of people were just an able to get out of their house very bizarre an eerie scene watching these rescue workers in bright clothes you know walking around as very great sort of desolate dead landscape certainly getting into these areas the access itself has been very very challenging there was an eruption this morning the game which caused the rescue workers media etc to have to hightail it and get out of the area very very very quickly and these
pirates technic flows can come down at hundreds of kilometers an hour so people really having to be very careful now the ground is very hot as well still you can see these steam vents which are releasing this heat and so as as the rescue workers at this stage they're no longer looking for survivors they're there trying to dig out the dead bodies but as they go deeper and deeper into these houses and into the ground into the ash trying to look for trying to look for bodies the temperature just rises and rises and rises so you know all morning i saw a. rescue workers volunteer firefighters police military walking around their faces covered with such passion and sweating from both the heat of the of the coast and also the heat of the land which was underneath them one point in time jordan's king abdullah has worn that his country is at a crossroads as protests of a proposed tax hikes continue thousands of demonstrators return to the streets of
the capital amman late on monday the protests force the prime minister to quit he's been replaced by a former world bank columnist aside from the tax hikes the removal of bread subsidies as also angered many there are certain measures have been proposed by the i.m.f. . it's been one year since saudi arabia the u.a.e. egypt and bahrain levied a blockade on qatar claiming doha was a supporter of terrorism qatar denies the charges the qatari foreign minister told al-jazeera the country won't make any compromises. let us make it very clear that the purchase of any military equipment is a sovereign decision which no country has. anything to do with so there is no a legitimate grievance behind this letter and threatening its violating the international law it's pirating or the international norms and. most importantly it's violating the. g.c.c. charter which is the countries of the g.c.c.
should not launch and any attack against each other. u.s. president donald trump says he has the absolute right to pardon himself from any charges relating to alleged russian meddling in the twenty sixteen election the president insists he's done nothing wrong but said appointing special counsel robert muller to head the probe is unconstitutional the white house press secretary says the law is clear. i guess the question is does the president believe the framers envisioned a system where the president can part of itself or the president could be above the law certainly the constitution very clearly lays out the law and once again the president hasn't done anything wrong and we feel very comfortable in that front. saudi arabia has issued its first driving licenses to women ten females who already had licenses from other countries have been issued official permits the ban on women drivers is due to be lifted on june twenty fourth but the licenses were given . well those were the headlines the news continues here on al-jazeera after sun was
going to watching. we bought the house about c. years ago hoping that we would be able to retire here but from here you could see how much sand lost underneath the house. the world is running out of sand consumed by industry and construction stolen and transported by criminal mafias around the world at the time it has been employed we don't all get up at the foot of creativity i live in la i'm not exactly. washed away by rising sea levels. being in the middle of the indian ocean for the last five thousand it's become just . lost to human greed and stupidity. when we loose that sense that
we loose. our life. we've never needed so much sand so badly with beaches and entire islands already disappearing who will when the sand worse. for most of us san makes us think of days at the beach sand castles and sunshine and once the holidays are over we slip back into our busy lives. but is feeling the sand between our toes or caught in our bathing suits the whole story. does this so familiar substance play any other role in our daily lives. sanda is what i like to call an unsung hero it's because there are just endless examples. of the way in which sarah and intersects with daily lloyd's which we all
really know commonly aware of. sand has quietly infiltrated every corner of our world melted in transformed into glass it sits on every shelf. it's also the source of silicone dioxide. a mineral found an hour winds cleaning products detergents paper dehydrated foods hairspray toothpaste cosmetics. and an astounding variety of other products we use every day. but it's. mended such as. you. think about your computer. you know and it can be manufactured if you do not have high quality said. the minerals extracted from sand are at the core of our hyper connected society they form a basic material for microchips without which our computers credit cards bank machine
cell phones and many other devices would not exist. sand even helps us fly in our airplanes the plastics lightweight alloys of the fuselage and jet engines even the paint and tires are all made with sand. it's almost become like a the a we don't think too much about it but you can't live without it. and the industry with the biggest appetite for sand. construction. for the last one hundred fifty years sand mixed with cement to form concrete has shaped the contours of our increasingly urbanized world. because of its low cost strength and ease of use disgrace larry has become the dominant building material around the globe.
the quantities used are astronomical. to build an average house it takes two hundred tons of sand. for a larger building like a hospital around three thousand tons. each kilometer of highway devours thirty thousand tons. and to build a nuclear plant the estimate is about twelve million tonnes. production of sand exceeds fifteen billion tons. and that is a quantity that is so huge that it's beyond imagination how much is fifteen billion you don't know because no one. is used in such vast quantities as maybe with the exception of water. so where in the world does that much sand come
from. let's just say the sand men who work in the aggregate business have not been affected by the economic downturn. behind air and water sand is the most used commodity in the world. business is booming but meeting this demand is not always an easy task sand is not something that's easily found like you might think it is used to be that you'd have a sand and gravel deposit and you'd simply go and dig it up out of the ground so you'd have sand to make your roads bridges and buildings up but that type material is all been taken away it's gone to be used it already. with the process of service and exhausted we started dredging rivers for sand but this is led to flooding. now we've turned to the oceans for sand.
to satisfy our seemingly insatiable appetite for sand we've industrialized extracting it from beneath the waves. and the workhorse of the industry is a dredger. a giant tanker equipped with a suction arm capable of pumping huge quantities of sand to the surface. and. the right bessel in the right location can pump up to four hundred thousand cubic metres of sand to the surface every single day. each dredger cost anywhere from twenty five million to two hundred million dollars. but the sand is free. so the thousands of tankers combing the world's oceans have every incentive to suck up as much sand as possible for their increasingly hungry clients.
an astonishing example of this appetite within a few decades this fishing village has morphed into a modern architecture is a sandbox for developers were no fantasies too grandiose. but as projects. of sand and huge volumes of sand and construction projects concrete and indeed just making more land has been doing with the with the officially constructed island. landfills or even bigger consumers of sand the concrete. with a booming economy the emirate launched an ambitious expand.