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when have of the country's population to depend on aid the war started in twenty thirteen when president salva kiir accused his former deputy rick machar of attempting a coup tens of thousands have been killed and a third of the twelve million population displaced yeah ending guy had to walk for two days to come to my own for eight she often says she's not feeling well well i'm going with my back hurt my kidneys hurt we get to splay stop go to the bush suffer from hunger and get sick i've seen people die in the bush due to hunger and diseases like diarrhea hundreds of thousands of hunger related deaths were reported last year when famine was declared in south sudan and while the famine is over there are fears that the figures will rise. millions of thousands are suffering from food shortages and as a result many are getting violent and the rainy season slowing down aid operations they are concerned that preventable diseases will instead become fatal the un has recently threatened to extend sanctions on south sudan if the fighting continues
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there is fighting all over this state and these are farmers who have led to this place and not being killed at the moment and that totally dependent on this crude that had to be brought here by air drops is a desperate measure in the spread times in this. south sudan area where we've seen food drops now for twenty nine years what is needed here is peace it's really consolation peace that may seem calm and many others like her not get sick simply because they can't get enough food to remain healthy people morgan al-jazeera my own county south sudan. still have hair on al-jazeera the protests are continuing in jordan despite the king's aphex to end the unrest. and by by became a the miss america competition has a cluster. make hay of. how
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old rain is around the south china sea and the philippines is massive white here as you can see but south of that sort of borneo sooner why is he missed in today's you're hard pressed to see any clouds in the sky now they will form a lot to be shot in singapore in kuala lumpur but the main persistent rain is deafening to the north along with the monsoon trough three min ma and telling off through thailand there's a tropical spitta up in the north the south china sea just beyond these charts now is still alive some big showers in the philippines has been some eighteen nineteen images typically falling here and that's a repeatable event but if you're south of that it's probably dry southern hemisphere change of fortunes down the coast from sydney towards melbourne at least it's on the sea white cloud here and that's been disappointing if you've been in
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sydney itself a picture of the last day or so that's probably on its way out now the forecast the sydney to eighteen degrees brightish weather not particularly showery bit cooler than that in melbourne also in the sunshine and person a lot cooler recently but that line of grain that goes out through the west that's been persistent that's given eighty ninety minute meters and it's still going so the picture for australia depending on when you are where you are is completely contrast to if you had laid these disappointing. a year is paul since the start of the block a. conscious foreign minister told about the impact of the crisis on
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regional politics. and how his country is coping with. again you're watching al-jazeera has a reminder of our top stories this hour the self declared libyan national army has entered the city of a weeks of heavy fighting. by renegade general who he hopped on is said to have captured the sea ports a new study from the global peace index says that the middle east and north africa when the world's least peaceful region. new evacuations of the no one's made. flowing down the mountainside at least two people are known to have died so far and
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hundreds more missing. and argentina's football team of counsel the world cup will not match against israel political pressure the palestinian football association and others that seem to counsel them out because of the recent unrest and gaza israeli forces have killed at least a hundred and twenty one palestinians protesting at the gaza israel border since late mall. as our prime minister is touring europe to try to convince status to join the u.s. and pull out of the iran nuclear deal it coincides with iran's announcement that it's increasing its capacity to enrich uranium in case a lot of collapses what about live reports from paris. benjamin netanyahu i arrived at the lease say for talks with emmanuel mccall just a few hours off iran had announced it was increasing its uranium enrichment capacity the israeli prime minister said the move was proof that tehran holds nuclear weapons netanyahu is in europe to urge either leaders to stop supporting
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the twenty fifty iran nuclear deal in a in a cooler that he's convinced will collapse i didn't ask france to withdraw from the because i think the jury is basically going to be dissolved. by the way the economic forces but i think that there are two possibilities either iran dismantles its nuclear activities unilaterally under this pressure or there may be in the future negotiations for better. a better deal the french president said the iran nuclear deal wasn't perfect but should remain the basis for a wider agreement because there's a need if we think it's not enough but it's a useful building block better than what we have a full of the best things to keep it because as we say a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush with you so i agree with you c.p.o. isn't enough but it's better than what we had before. iran says it's boosting its
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uranium enrichment in case the twenty fifteen deal collapses the head of iran's atomic agency said it informed the united nations that book had begun a home court rule of austerity right now ideological infrastructure and utilities and the towns are ready for hundreds of thousands of asked w. years. the deal limited iran's nuclear activities in return for lifting sanctions united since the us withdrawal last month european leaders have been trying to salvage it and find ways to block looming u.s. sanctions european leaders all struggling to save the iran deal and some analysts say the tehran's decision to increase the pressure on the merrill may only make it harder iranian officials are not seeing much rush in the. decision making process that's what they want to keep all options available and at strategic levels that means also a threat to the europeans not to you know it with iran not to joke with iran the
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french president has called for a deescalation of tensions on all sides but unless european leaders come up with a plan to save the deal soon and keep u.s. sanctions a bay iran's patients with his allies may soon run out and sasha bottler al jazeera . you know protests leaders in jordan holding a one day strike to keep up the pressure until a controversial tax proposal is scrapped and arrests as already forced the prime minister to resign and whilst the king has called for a review of the tax plan protesters say it's not enough. reports. after days of anti austerity protests and the resignation of the prime minister jordan's king abdullah has spoken out on the unrest and what it means for the region it's a good you'll motion and then or didn't whatever and it would mean today's blame cannot be just on the kingdom or citizens' political position in the region played a big role there are many who do not like the jordanian role in the region so this
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is part of the challenges that we are now facing today but we have confidence in the world and there is a hope the countries will help us in order to move forward we must rely on ourselves and we need to better explain to us citizens these real challenges ahead of us so they can see everything clearly. for most of these protesters it's not about politics or ideology i guess it would have been enough alienation we need not to travel looking for a job to feed our family we need not to get our education overseas this is our country and it is the right time to feel stable here. the protests in the capital amman have been directed towards the government's plans for tax hikes and austerity measures many of those who have come out are young. while the atmosphere at this peaceful protest appeared almost festive a times the frustration is clear by. asma is an actress she says anyone ignoring corruption in society means they are
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part of the problem hadn't welcomed i shall be here to save this country so that people drown there are many jordanian say the message this crowd is sending must be heard lemme see dman policy there are lead in the country to more debt and imposing more taxes will take the country to an unknown. we decided to go to the streets people and youth to put an end to these policies on tuesday king abdullah appointed education minister ahmed to be the new prime minister and form a government of former world bank official reserves is considered a leading reformer and his appointment comes after his predecessor and markey quit amid the growing anger. the protests began after a mostly announced his plans to raise income taxes by as much as five percent taxes aimed at trying to jordan's thirty seven billion dollars debt the a dependent economy has been struggling with a dramatic cut in donations by the u.a.e. the u.s. and saudi arabia protesters say they want to make it clear to the government that
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simply replacing the prime minister will not go far enough. thousands of people been demonstrating in cities across the czech republic against the appointment of under babbitts as prime minister for a second time as has been acting as can take us into january and as one party minority lost a confidence vote in parliament the bill in the us is appalling to form a government supported by the communist party processes accused them of having links to communist era secret police hungary's parliament is to basically a bill that would make it a criminal offense to help asylum seekers as part of a crackdown on immigration by primus effect or bans right wing government trying to hold reports from a bit of past. where once there was an open border of the european union now there's an electrified fence migrants and refugees still trying to into europe on welcome in hungary. alone slide when in parliamentary elections in april as
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encourage prime minister viktor orban and his feeders party to go further fulfilling an election promise to protect hungary and its christian values despite protests by the e.u. and local activist groups planned new legislation will criminalize any supporting committing legal advice given to the mainly muslim asylum seekers who do make it through access to justice and due process their fundamental values and this legislation specifically targets that and there are real concerns that the government will not stop there we are afraid of anybody who dares to criticize the government. for any reason. maybe a tag may face serious threats like we do now those who work with refugees who are promoting the rights of refugees and equal human rights for all. the advance of viktor or ban has been unstoppable in three successive elections the advance
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meanwhile of illegal migration of fear much promoted during the election campaign has been pretty comprehensively stopped there are more than a few hundred successful asylum seekers in hungary it is as if these new measures being debated are aimed less at migration itself and more civil society. which brings us to the other great fear that stalks hungary's prime minister the billionaire financier george soros and the network of liberal minded n.g.o.s he supports the government spokesman explained he made it fairly clear what kind of future he thinks of europe believes pro-democracy he's probably. kind of global he writes the kind of democracy in the form of democracy he promotes and his organizations are promoting are very far from real democracy because they rely or would like to relight so-called n.g.o.s that have been founded and financed by the sheriff and the like minded people. the new measures are collectively known as the stop soros bill in response to soros funded open society foundations announced last
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week it was pulling out of hungary last freethinking society but when for one of europe's most liberal governments that looks increasingly unassailable jonah holds al-jazeera beautifullest. has been more fallout from president donald trump's decision to impose tariffs on u.s. trade allies and mexico says it will impose tariffs of twenty five percent on all still an agricultural imports from the u.s. the white house says it may now withdraw from talks to renegotiate the north american free trade agreement. i suppose i was last in america political analyst he says although nobody stands to gain from the trade war it may be an opportunity for mexico's diversify its economy. it's completely a turnaround in terms of how the trumpet ministration is viewing the negotiation the nafta negotiations when nafta was first formulated it was seen as
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a an attempt to integrate the three economies and the done the trumpet ministration is not seen it in this way it's clear from these actions of creating this trade war that they're trying to see this as a zero sum game in which they're trying to get as much out of it as they can for their own you know particular interests and we're seeing the results and it's an escalation of you know with the european union with mexico with canada of this trade we're kind of phenomenon i think mexico can withstand a. trade war with the united states obviously it will not be beneficial it's not in its best interest to do so but it could lead towards a diversification of its trade portfolio towards latin america towards brazil argentina china the european union and i'm sure the mexican. government has already signaled as much that they would likely do that on tuesday
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was the busiest and perhaps the most important election day in the u.s. this year but it is an eight states consulates just let kansas for november's midterm elections it's seen as a crucial vote for democrats who are in republican controlled seats in the state of california and new jersey. gain a majority in the house of representatives to take back control and block bunch of president agenda hollywood producer harvey weinstein has pleaded not guilty to rape and sexual assault challenges the sixty six year old appears in the new york court on tuesday morning after a grand jury indicted him last week on charges involving two women weinstein his actions help spark the international need to movement insists he has only ever had consensual sex. destines in the miss america competition will no longer have to wear a swimsuit organization organizers of the event say the women taking called will be judged on all the up to abuse not just their physical appearance christensen in the reports by my bikini with
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a tweet besom erica scrapped its iconic swimsuit competition the judges me keep mine strictly on the job. pageant that started almost one hundred years ago as a tourist attraction in atlantic city new jersey evolved into what organizers now describe as a competition to see. miss america nine hundred eighty nine the former newscaster gretchen carlson became the first female chairwoman of the organization's board after derogatory and chauvinist stick emails from a former c.e.o. became public we will no longer judge our candidates on their outward physical appearance that's huge the idea is to make the competition more inclusive to women of all shapes and sizes given the organization is the largest provider of scholarship assistance to young women in the united states and its stated purpose is to promote their education. while some applauded the decision not everyone is on
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board i think it's a good thing yeah i mean it should be based on their you know personality their answer what they want to do to help the world be better i think it's ridiculous that they're not doing this and badge and why is that because it's part of it always has been for as long as it's been in existence or always i'm supposed to say i'm in favor of such a. such thing but probably rewired the evening gown competition will also change to allow contestants to focus on personal style whatever they choose to do it's going to be what comes out of their mouth that we're interested in when they talk about their social impact initiative changes will take effect in the next competition which is scheduled for september christianson meet al-jazeera. they're watching our. top stories the celtic lads libyan national army has entered
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the city of after weeks of heavy fighting yellin is led by renegade general who is said to have cups of the seaport and he studied in the global peace index says that the middle east and north africa remain the world's least peaceful region new evacuations have been ordered volcano off to fresh lot of us also flowing down the mountainside at least two people in them to have died so far and hundreds of missing following sunday's explosion going to be a vocal team of counsel the world cup will not much against israel following pressure from pro palestinian groups the palestinian football association that seem to skip the match because of recent on the west in gaza israeli forces have killed at least one hundred twenty one palestinians protesting at the gaza israel border since late march. and israel's prime minister says a wrong announcement that it's increasing its capacity to enrich you amy i'm proof the nuclear agreement has done nothing to moderate its behavior benjamin netanyahu
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thinks the economic sanctions will eventually collapse the deal he made the comments in paris after meeting french president emanuel. and south korean president says he wants to ramp up efforts to recover the remains of those killed during the korean war and has been moral day speech and indicates that the importance of finding soldiers buried in the demilitarized zone that divides the two career is holding a rest summit between moon and kim jong il in april the two sides been working on a peace agreement that could replace the armistice that ended the three year conflict in one nine hundred fifty three with no treaty in place and so are officially still in the state of war. and thousands of people have been demonstrating in cities across the czech republic against the appointment of andre bobbish as prime minister for a second time. the parish has been acting as can take us in january what is one policy minority lost a confidence vote in parliament but in a populace is planning to form of government supported by the communist party
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protesters accuse him of having links to communist secret police. those are your headlines the news continues to talk to al-jazeera. and that's just to find out whether someone is doing this for. me. it's how you approach it and that's what it is a certain way of doing it you can't just. write out. in the world it is good for me to be here. it's been a years in saudi arabia the united arab emirates bahrain and egypt imposed a blockade on carter cutting off land sea and links so how is the state of qatar the world's largest exporter of natural gas coping with the crisis. what's the impact on the region's future. i'm sammy's
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a down in talking to carter's foreign minister about one year on from the worst diplomatic crisis in the gulf cooperation council history. talks while dizzy or my. it's been years since a blockade was imposed on carter and this anniversary is marked with a resurgence of threats against your country i'm sure you're aware of the reports that talk about the saudi king sending a letter to the french president in which a threat was made that carter would face military action from saudi arabia if your country purchases russian missiles do you believe that qatar could face an attack from saudi arabia. first for just 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
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illegitimate it leave this behind this letter and threatening violating the international law by writing all the international norms and. most importantly it's violating. g.c.c. charter which is the countries of the g.c.c. should not launch an attack against each other so we believe that this letter has no any legal basis to justify. any action we have been subject to a unilateral measure which was taken by by the saudis unfortunately as reckless behavior from what do you make of the saudi claim that it would disturb the balance of power represents an escalation for qatar to obtain the s four hundred says well it's unfortunate that they see this as destabilisation because qatar is not representing any threat for the saudis but what most importantly we have to look at
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the behavior of the saudis since the past year when we see the actions how it's going in yemen or what they have done with the prime minister and recently. the president of france himself he said that he saved the country. the region from a war by helping in raising the prime minister of lebanon so this is something that they have been continuing as a pattern in their behavior do you see this report according to the information you have do you believe this report in the press that saudi the saudi king really made this threat do you think it's credible we are seeking for a form of confirmation from the french government and have you received any response one of they said their response. should be to more if it's confirmed what would your response be to the saudis we are going to respond legally by. the response of a country that this is not violating international law and as
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a threat for our country which is not acceptable by the international community does cotta need to take any defensive military steps in light of this reported thrill we are going to take all the necessary action to defend our country but it's like well what do you controversy this is first of all this is not there is no any serious military threat out of this but it's the way it's been used to justify. or to create any disturbance in the region is just unacceptable so. is going to treat this. the same way they have we have treated their legal blockade we are going to seek all the international fora to make sure that this behavior is not repeated one year on does carter face the threat of military invasion from anyone for the last year there was an announcement by they made a quick himself that he prevented
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a military action in the region. after the blockade of qatar and we have heard several countries reported the same thing that was unfortunately i thought it was coming from the region but since. since september we have seen that those threats being eliminated and thanks for all the friends and allies not hers that make sure that region states well this is going to be my next question is who do you credit amongst your friends and allies for blocking these attempts or reported to invade cut or our friends and allies played a positive role in this and preventing any escalation from taking place in the region because they understand that there is and cannot afford for scholarship saw our friends in the region like turkey. and iran and kuwait of course. as well as europe and united states come back to that point in a minute if i may but i'm curious to know will carter go ahead and buy the s.
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four hundred missile system or are you are tall rethinking that in light of these reported threat. made all the options open for its defense for its defense procurement so we are seeking the best quality to defend our country and we have all the options open for this so it's possible that you may not need to buy the s for how this is and where you are so this is subject to the evaluation of the military people it's not a decision which will be taken in light off that letter of that threat has absolutely no bearing no political bearing on the decision on whether you. remain independent country that's protecting this independence this is would not be a subject for any compromise issue but there is a long standing ally the united states of america you have a lot of american and western hardware in your military forces why do you think carter needs now russian military systems is that an indication at all of perhaps
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your feeling or carter's feeling the need to diversify some of your foreign alliances just mission to. cut out of the furnace. department is evaluating all the different options we are a longstanding ally and we are not going to compromise our alliance would be nice to us which is order number one. military ally we have a military alliance with several other countries as well and it's part of the first letter g. the option is to procure any difference equipment will be subject to that a difference. but has anything changed i guess is my question in the last year we've seen for example more turkish troops deployed in qatar we've heard an announcement that turkish air and naval forces will be at some point deployed in carter. there was a cooperation deal signed military cooperation deal or ammo you signed with russia
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in december carter announced deals to buy jets from france from the u.k. i mean if you put all this together is it would one be justified in saying that in the last year carter is sought to perhaps diversify some of its friendships the military alliance first before turkey is. any to member and we have strong strategic relationship and partnership with with turkey and also france or you ok they have been part of our of the first system. since dec it's nice to us as well where we where we horst the largest u.s. air base outside that i stayed more than eleven thousand u.s. troops so all this diversification is nothing new or taught that we are hosting the center of command of the content of the. coalition you have no worries that you can still count on the u.s. though as your traditional ally. the u.s.
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has been a longstanding partner with thought and qatar has been committed and u.s. has been committed to this partnership do you believe that if faced any military action do you believe the u.s. would come to your aid if you needed. our defense cooperation with the nicest we highly appreciate it but the first line of protection for the state of qatar is the killer abilities. with all due respect they can't match the capabilities of saudi arabia and the u.a.e. . the u.s. defense cooperation agreement is stated very clear that the u.s. will. be in qatar is if it's its will be required and this is also stated in order joint communiqué when we have conducted this i think dialogue in and of genuinely and also and the joint defense. collaboration which we have signed . you'll still confident that will be the u.s.
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position even in this era of change or do you understand very well the region cannot afford to further escalation and the us is a strong ally for cattle and for the other g.c.c. run but they have played a positive and constructive role so is this a bloc at this started and we are counting their constructive vote to be continued as well i'm glad you mentioned the us role there if we think back to perhaps some of the early statements by the u.s. president don't trump on june the ninth he was talking about how the nation of qatar has historically he said been a funder of terrorism at a very high level on april the tenth of this year we heard a different tone from the u.s. president when he referred to mir of carter as a friend of mine and quote a gentleman do you see a change not so much in the overall u.s. position but particularly and specifically the white house position on carter will . the u.s. position is the u.s. institutions that position has been since this illegal measures been taken against
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the state of qatar remember very supportive to me in calling for the escalation and for unity within the g.c.c. . the president tweets at the beginning of the question is not reflecting. what we are yes a single evaluating our nation with us based on. the president has been informed by his institutions about the relation between qatar and the united states and. we have very strong and very constructive. engagement with the president himself and the president himself here he has spent a lot of efforts in the escalating the situation and calling for the unity of the g.c.c. trying to convene a meeting between the g.c.c. countries in order to feel that that can reach a solution you've had has. has it had an impact on the white house has had an impact on the u.s. president and perhaps softened his position. the communication mainly happen
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between within the system but our communication command at the highest level. since this crisis started and the us president himself from the first call with me at the beginning of the crisis he expressed his support for this relationship and his desire for this relationship to continue. to be stronger and calling for the unity or for that you see as well following the blockade a number of other nations from chad in africa to the mole these in asia cut relations with carter now is that a year is passed i mean how much impact or damage has this blockade done to cutter's foreign relations which you handle will we see the damage in the foreign relations. between. other states has been almost. very modern and there are a few just
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a few countries accepted the blackmail of the blockading states and. followed their policies but the rest of the world the stood very firm against all these measures and they didn't follow any of the of the policies of the blockading states build a strong and robust relationship with the international community has been an active player in the international community playing a constructive role in this international community. when you look at it in africa or asia or anywhere in the world you will see it has been. with the international development education creating jobs and economic empowerment celebrated this year education of ten million children and one of the countries created more than three hundred thousand jobs in north africa and. and some other countries want to meet so the programs of development and then vestments and the strong relationship that has
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built with the international community was built on a trust was built on mutual confidence on this relationship and. them in resisting power for the blockading states that it's what do you think that some of the information which you're mentioning to me was lost on some of the world leaders was because. perhaps didn't have a very robust communication policy again coming back to you mentioned the tweets by donald trump do you think some of that was simply fuel by a lack of appreciation or knowledge on the part of the u.s. president to the realities in this region i cannot. talk about what's the background of their tweets because simply i don't know but when you communicate now with the with the white house do you feel that there has been an evolution in the understanding of the u.s. role as we heard we heard very intensive conversation with the white house even
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before the blockade before the crisis started that this communication which we need to build for any new administration coming in a place and this communication has resulted positively as we have seen last apple in the meeting between them yet and the president all right so you do feel there's been a change in perhaps the line from the white house as a result of the communication well we believe that the change has. first for the first impression of their tweets we cannot build on it everything because it was just a tweet and when we deal with the states we build our policy assessments based on the policies of the country and the institutions economically has not been crushed as perhaps the blockade countries were hoping i looked up some economic facts and figures called into an i.m.f. room. court in march carter's economic growth is expected to actually speed up to two point six percent this year the fiscal deficit has shrunk we're told from nine
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to six percent of g.d.p. forbes says your foreign reserves have increased to two point nine billion dollars those are all very positive numbers but are they sustainable though because some economists point how that it's thanks to sustained government spending it's thanks to the deposit being of some twenty six billion dollars by the government in banks how long can you go on with that sort of effort. as a fist very critical economic distressing plan by the blockading states for sure there were spending by the government in order to stabilize the economy in order to help building their resilience of the economy itself but this has been for the last year that we consider this as an investment not as a as a cost but our economy became more robust more self dependent more resilient
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than ever we have opened a new markets we have opened a new trade lines proved in the off the block here that it's had a global energy source. is the largest exporter of l.n.g. in the world we have countries who depend on us and their energy japan thirty percent of japan energy almost is coming from china south korea united kingdom so all those countries has this strong partnership specially in the energy sector but approved for them that it's unfair but there you are you saying that sort of ability to trade and to export. for response for the shock of the blockade of course there were some cost in order to invest in their infrastructure for that there were some. course but we consider those cost as an investment for the future of can you sustain that for sure but of
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what our economy is at our best economy is resilient economy can sustain for a vote and as i told you it proved in the seat of the blocky that. trade and economic partnership are achievements like that though. dependent on the sort of alliances which you can build on trying to get a sense of when you go home and i how vulnerable do you feel the situation is in. we believe that situation very strong. we don't see the only right ability we see here is this intuition of the families we should be separated as an impact of the blockade we have seen that one ability in our region and security because we see the amount of tension and the solution is increasing and unfortunately it's increasing because of this impulsive behavior conducted by the blockade in the states so that's the main concern is we are looking at as
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a country. without thinking about those two main factors. thanks god blessed with the resources blessed with good governance has proved that its openness and its policy reforming policy which adopted twenty years ago where the blockading still. start there always refer to the twenty years of bad relation between them and not that i'm complaining about qatar for the twenty years which was the year of starting their reforming policy of the peace know bloomberg reported a figure it said the blockade is cost forty three billion u.s. dollars in financial losses can you confirm figures like that we don't see a basis for bloomberg analysis because real losses of the blockade were as i told you the vestments we invested in the substitute of of our traits so
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there is nor cash loss. amount but of this amount which has mission where the deposits which is which stabilized the financial system and the cash reserves which is still an investment still as a cash they are saying that at the central bank. is there any sign of an end to this blockade that you can see will topple or was engaged in a constructive manner with the emir of kuwait with the president of united states in order to put an end for this crisis our concern is about our people and the problem that caused because of the crisis the separation of family our priority is the regional security we see that their region is in a period which is which which has a lot of disturbance around us and cannot afford any to this crisis so we need to see a solution for this crisis because of those two reasons but this solution should be . in a logical way they cannot impose demands on
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a sovereign country if they have any concerns or any grievances they have to sit on a dialogue table and discuss those. concerns and it has to result with a collective obligation on all of the countries they cannot point a finger on li on the to be committed to do something and they are not coming and they are doing the opposite so that remains open to any possibility of dialogue which is based on respect of the international law based on on respecting the sovereignty off each and every country based on the respect of the independence of each and of the country other than that they are not willing to engage in a solution it's very little on the horizon is there any initiative and the thing going on that you would say to viewers that offers some hope that this may be resolved. i mean of course it is calling for a meeting between the gulf states unconditional meeting to discuss the crisis but
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that respond was positively i have delivered respond from. their mere yesterday to them have quit. we hope that the blockading states would respond this is i'm sure you're aware it's been reported that. in the united states is investigating individuals with ties to the united arab emirates like george now do about whether they tried to influence u.s. government policy on issues like the carter boycott as well as russian influence in return for private gain private business gain how concerned are you that the interests of the fate of entire nations like qatar could be impacted if not decided by the business interests of individuals we have a confidence in the u.s. and the u.s. as a country as administration as that agency as an agency is as a president as one we have
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a confidence in the relationship between in the us we see that this confidence has paid and we see that this partnership has been strengthened as well so you're not concerned about these sorts of reports and we think we believe that we have a strong enough relation that we can't rely on do and i'd like to get a comment on the counter claim from the other side do the pictures of officials from those investment fund for example mr ahmed the meeting with members of the trump transition team in december two thousand and sixteen do those sorts of things indicate that carter tried to do the same thing to buy influence within the u.s. government that were actually actually the office of meetings happened in the transition period it was with the transition team it was a normal process between any foreign government to introduce itself to the new administration so there was never a ten by carter if issues to there is there is a lot of this is rival business this is happening that this is happening with all the administration so any administration which would be an upcoming administration
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the very last meetings between the upcoming the transition team and the foreign governments it's not a process blockade is still dragging on. how will qatar function differently do you think in a year in five years down the road at least when it comes to foreign relations as a result of this blockade weren't thought of i mean an act of. an act of part not for its international partners and allies so we would we ought to manning and. of conflict resolution we are demanding and that any of international development that upholds the set of my opponent. and we believe that a lot of nation which we have built throughout the years. would continue to be much more stronger as well and we would walk on. achieving a lot of agent which we have. which we have determined they kids a goal and this vision that qatada will be added liable active and took nationally
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. but oftentimes national community and we want to promote for peace and stability of what i want to be egypt muhammad bin and that i'm on as a family the foreign minister of culture thank you very much for talking to our design. business updates brought to you by qatar airways going places together.
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a significant victory as argentina cancels a football match in israel. there are more refugees now than at any time since the end of the second world war we'll have reports on two of the conflicts that are to blame. at least two hundred people are missing and more than seventy two are killed in guatemala as the forager volcano continues to erupt and. i'm andrew thomas in sydney on a new initiative to use technology to get women to tell city planets where they feel on sites and why i'm joining us go with the sports to have more in argentina cancelling their match with israel plus. we always will stay with the national. the super bowl champions haven't. the white house can't fold over an anthem protest and don't trump holds
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a party of his own. but first the beautiful game is now at the center of one of the middle east ugliest conflicts a campaign by pray palestinian activists is led to elton tina canceling a world cup warm up match against israel's national team in jerusalem they have pill to argentina's leaders and star player lynn l. messi to boycott the game. i appreciate their decision and i think this is according to the few of us that us and according to the they had a principle is that if the ex and their mission to promote if takes and values and to build a bridge between nations rather than to be a bridge or tool for political ends as the israelis try to use missy and those stars from argentina and i would like to thank them and appreciate their
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decision which i think was on the right track. i think it's sad. sports should never be involved with politics i think. everything that treaty sports use. values we share. we call t. . it just it just makes me sad to think that the game has to be cancelled because of the policy and pressure of the minister of culture and starts going too far she has to be tailed sense with jerusalem seeing and stressed and yeah and like larry even obsessively this is our capital. and. i'm glad that it didn't work for him. well not long ago israel's defense minister summed up pretty much the feelings of the israeli government he tweeted it's unfortunate the soccer
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knights of argentina did not withstand the pressure of the israeli hating incite is his only goal is to home a basic right to self-defense and bring about the destruction of israel we will not yield before a pack of anti semitic terrorist supporters let's go live now to our correspondent burn the smith who is in west jerusalem and so pretty standard kind of rhetoric then coming from avigdor lieberman standing sounding very feisty and very defiant. yes but you also heard one of the one of those of the people interviewed on the streets of jerusalem explaining the other side of the issue and that is the decision to try and really secure jerusalem the minds of everybody as the capital of israel this game was originally going to take place in haifa a port city in northern israel had that happened had it stayed there it probably
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would not have caused so much concern but the israeli government paid for the game to be moved to west jerusalem to a stadium in west jerusalem and the palestinians will say that by moving the game to western roussillon it is politicizing the game by flogging the game as a celebration of the seventieth anniversary of the foundation of the founding of the state of israel it is rubbing the palestinians nose noses in it and that is why there was so much pressure and why the palestinians managed to gather momentum to put pressure on the argentinian team to cancel the game and they've succeeded in doing so so for them a significant result and dead does this represent tete a rare victory for palestinian sport. it is yes i mean it's a rare victory in the sense that there's a b.d.s. campaign a boycott divestment and sanctions campaign that tries to persuade the international
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community to boycott everything israeli really to boycott us exports to boycott cultural events to boycott sporting events because the b.d.s. campaign says that only by doing that by boycotting israel will you bring international attention and israeli public attention to the way the israeli government treats palestinians in the west bank and then garza so by getting israel by getting argentina to council list game than that is a significant achievement for the palestinians and it's a sort of backfired for the israelis they won't see it it would seem to showcase jerusalem as its capital because the idea amongst the israeli government is to get the international community to accept chile accept a normalize the idea of jerusalem as the capital of israel what has happened in fact now is that it's become clear again that the status of jerusalem is far from settled marty thank you very much ben is with there live in west jerusalem. now the
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number of people fleeing conflict is almost one percent of the entire global population and that is the highest in modern history and it's one of many alarming figures that have emerged from a new report which shows that our world is less peaceful now that it was in the last decade now the global peace index says there were more than sixty five million refugees or internally displaced i.d.p. people at the end of two thousand and sixteen and most of them came from syria afghanistan and south sudan it says large numbers of people fleeing war and poverty in the middle east and africa for europe have helped nationalist movements across the continent europe along with north america the asia pacific and south america so there peacefulness rankings fall but there have been improvements especially in sub-saharan africa gambia for example enjoyed a return to political stability with the election of president adam a barren well earlier we spoke to steve killelea and he is in charge of the
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institute of economics and peace that compiled the report if we look at the state of global policeman as in the last decade what has caused the deterioration is the conflicts which are right in the middle east and north africa and so if we can actually solve those conflicts we'll actually likely to get a much more improved state of peacefulness globally one of the things which most people don't realize actually over the last decade the liberals have militarize a nation globally of actually decreased not increased so if we look at that what with pandas one hundred four countries decrease their spending on the military it's a percentage of g.d.p. and one hundred fifteen countries actually have blisse troops now than what they had a decade ago if we look at the middle east however it's the most the militarized region of anywhere in the world. all right let's go to libya that of course is one of the
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conflicts that we can now refer to war has been raging there since the fall of more moderate afy in twenty eleven and one of the worst places right now is in the eastern city of that's where the self declared libyan national army is moving in after weeks of fighting the l n a is led by the relegate general for hafter and is said to have captured the seaport it's laid siege for the past two years causing severe shortages of water electricity food as well as medical supplies. is our correspondent in these in the libyan capital tripoli so tell us then about this onslaught of of intense violence that is that is overtaken within the past week. well the martin the number of casualties has risen to twelve during the last two days
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including eight fighters allied with the protection force that is the arm of the group defending the city against have his forces on by the way that's the new version of the council revolutionaries which you closed which include former rebels and also other islamic fighters in the city of that now now the situation in the city is getting from bad to worse as this as the siege is taking its toll on the civilians in the city of the the city is very short of a thing including basic needs food water medical staff equipment medical equipment and medications and people say people in india in there say that any anyone who gets one did can bleed until death there is no medical aid in the city by any means and also after that have to his forces have taken control of threat egypt locations
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. in the eastern and western entrances of the city now it's a kind of guerrilla warfare going on in the city fighting each other from one history to another and from one building to another and now people say and say that any moving vehicle can be hit by a drone or a fighter jet which is thought to be egyptian and immorality fighter jets giving coverage to forces loyal to engage in that i'll have that there is no there is no one can can can get into the city or get out of the city the city is completely isolated from the whole warlord by this siege. marc will thank you very much. well south sudan is another country pretty much torn apart by war it's a five year long conflict and that is left many people suffering from preventable diseases because of severe medicine and food shortages more than half the
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population is now dependent on aids more than reports from my own county. simon has been sick for days and says she would have liked to stay at home but that's not an option for her because there's no food there so she had to come here to an aid distribution center to register and get food i want a lot of the locals that know one another like i've had a fever and headache for days and then came the car but it had to come here to get food if not the only thing i can have is porridge so i came to get aid. simon is one of more than one hundred thousand people in my own county who rely on a civil war in south sudan has forced seven million people more than half of the country's population to depend on aid the war started in twenty thirteen when president salva kiir accused his former deputy rick machar of attempting a career tens of thousands have been killed and a third of the twelve million population displaced landing guy had to walk for two
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days to come to my own for eight she often says she's not feeling well. my bad.

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