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the growing cost for a more just and equitable international order must be clear that democracy in international relations is an unstoppable trend of the times the aesir was formed seventeen years ago mainly to strengthen security cooperation but trade issues have become important to some s.c.l. members i involved in building infrastructure for china's belt and road project dubbed as the new silk road to boost twenty first century economies in the coming few years. as your most likely will pick up more security considerations or geopolitical considerations and the corporation a model as your members involving the observer states in security or even for example moving into quasar military cooperation will not be impossible therefore as c.e.o. is expanding its mission is moving forward to deal better with the new challenges
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in the world. and as the u.s. is apparently becoming increasingly isolated from its allies because of trump's policies on tariffs and his readiness to withdraw from trade climate and. the unity presented at the c.e.o. is in stark contrast to the g seven summits in canada where dog trump refused to endorse the final communique some analysts say the unified message from china also presents a challenge to the west in that. florence al-jazeera. one of the leaders of hong kong's independence movement has been jailed for six years. was convicted of rioting in a two thousand and sixteen overnight protest that turned violent about one hundred thirty people mostly police for entered in the so-called fishbowl revolution when democracy activist demonstrated against what they saw as more mainland chinese political control in hong kong. continues from the weekend seven summit in canada
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which ended in acrimony between the u.s. and its main western allies germany's chancellor angela merkel says the european union over spondon kind to us terrorists and u.s. tariffs that is on european steel and aluminum she's also expressed disappointment that trump withdrew from that of an agreement that had already signed at the summit a white house advisers accuse canada's prime minister of betraying the u.s. jordan has more. the canadian prime minister declined any further comment in the course of the day leaving it to his foreign minister to reiterate canada's position in the ongoing argument about trade tariffs the national security pretext is absurd and frankly insulting to canadians being closest and strongest ally the united states has had we can't post security threat to the united states on saturday donald trump went on twitter to say that he was pulling out of the g seven communique which he had just signed at the summit in canada on sunday his trade
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advisor peter navarro then he doubled down on the criticism of justin trudeau saying quote there is a special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages in bad faith diplomacy with president trump and then tries to stab him on his way out the door meantime the german chancellor angela merkel said that she was both sobered and depressed to learn that the president had such a negative view of the g seven communique but that it would not dissuade her and other members of the european union from imposing their own we're telling a story tariffs on the united states the u.s. has recently announced it's going to impose tariffs of up to twenty five percent on european steel and alan minium imports to the united states. however there is still deep concern being expressed by president trumps domestic critics the g seven partners our closest allies in the world we share values we share interests we
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share security and for the president the united states to walk into that session and to essentially blow it up and disrespect our allies while embracing. russia. and giving benefits to china countries that are not our allies and in the case of russia indeed our declared adversary is very worrisome and very destructive the divide created by what was once a united g seven group clearly illustrated in a series of photos released not by the news media but by the white house itself rosalyn jordan al-jazeera washington. still ahead on al-jazeera digging and desperation a last ditch attempt to recover victims said that devastating volcano in guatemala .
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hello there are still some pretty vicious thunderstorms wandering around central and western europe this is a little bit of dispersing cloud he calls trouble in montenegro but the real revolution of clouds i am thunderstorms is around these two lows in the spine and up in france as well but the fact there are fronts and that just means that there and hans showers that's pretty humid air as well elsewhere things are moving fairly slowly the the heat is generally speaking virtually everywhere we've seen a return to the high twenty's in warsaw in the low twenty's and stucco but run about the thirty mark austria sas was a little colder in the circulating showers to glean from charlotte is down to twenty one in paris and there could be some significant rain falling out of the sky with the showers now the law to slowly north through northern france the circulation the bay biscay draws in cool weather to northern spain as well twenty two madrid in the sunshine and it's thirty one rather more humid athens signs of
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all this and the weather is faily quads and on shore breeze these inside of libya it's not attention karo back below the forty mark bristow forty five and us one and a further west near the coast twenty one very pleasant in robots but the same in algiers you'll notice and barely a cloud in the sky for the most part. watching
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al-jazeera let's recap the top stories for you right now it is less than twenty four hours until the historic summit in singapore between the u.s. and north korean leaders the world will be watching to see if donald trump can broker a deal to denuclearize the korean peninsula delegations from both sides are making final preparations before the meeting. the german chancellor says the you will respond in kind to us tariffs on european steel and aluminum merkel says she was disappointed the u.s. president withdrew from the g. seven summit communiqué. one of the leaders of hong kong's and dependents movement has been jailed for six years twenty seven
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o edward leon was convicted of rioting and a two thousand and sixteen overnight protest that turned violent about one hundred thirty people mostly police were injured in the so-called fish bowl revolution most one of hong kong's most violent protests in decades. the u.n. says a quarter of a million people in yemen are in extreme danger a saudi amerada coalition forces prepare to take the port city of her data coalition warplanes and warships are attacking her three targets and its troops are just ten kilometers to the south and moving in jersey and reports. the u.n. lobbies to stop a saudi led coalition assault on the who with the rebel held port city of what data regional rivalries do not matter for tens of thousands like the up to family. their father ahmed is only worried about how to keep his six kids alive ahmed hasn't let them go to school since the worst outbreaks of defeats in color were recorded in the world hit his city the u.n.
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says ho data has the largest number of sick people in yemen with more than seventy percent of its population specially children at risk of malnutrition now when i think now in case any of my children get sick they would have to stay here at home to my menace to borrow some money because i have almost nothing and the situation is difficult and life is not proper home for the op the family is a shanty made from sheets of corrugated iron and straw covered with plastic tarps and worn out blankets this situation in the port city has gone from bad to worse since the start of the power struggle between the saudi backed and internationally recognized government and the iran backed with the rebels who these took the capital of sanaa in two thousand and fourteen pushing the government into exile a year later they took the strategically important port city of what data which has been the only source of relief supplies for millions. while the warring sides spent
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billions of dollars trying to take control of one of the region's poorest countries families like the up does struggle to find a few dollars a day for food the monastery and i make a living by writing a rented motion cycle there's no pitch well now every day we need two dollars to be able to have food and water nearly nine million people are on the brink of starvation twenty two million out of the twenty eight million yemeni population are now in serious need of aid millions have been internally displaced and more than ten thousand people have already been killed. now ahmed worries what an all out attack on his city will mean yemeni government forces announced they were moving in on the whole data last year but they backed off after significant international pressure the u.s. has once again lobbying the warring sides to negotiate a cease fire it warns any talk on the port would have
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a catastrophic impact. al-jazeera saudi arabia kuwait and the u.a.e. have pledged two and a half billion dollars sent financial aid to jordan comes after an earlier play out of twenty three million by the european union rick i'm over renie the e.u. is foreign policy chief said brussels would continue investing in an ally in what she called the most heated and difficult area of the world jordan a seen a wave of protest against a proposed tax hike. we are here to support a company to share our own experience if needed and if useful. to provide advise if asked for but most of all to go around to you know to try to go out and see that the good steps that are taken are financially and economically supported we are here not as a just of as a gesture of of charity if you allow me the expression but as an investment. protesters in ramallah are demanding the palestinian authority lift sanctions
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against gaza saying they hurt both israelis and palestinians who want palestinian president mahmoud abbas to end salary cuts for officials demonstrators are also demanding reconciliation between the west bank and gaza strip the suffering from a shortage of basic goods and electricity after israel cut its power supply i almost half. the president of delta tile c c has a green with ethiopia's prime minister to result of the nile river dam dispute at the o.p.'s undertaking a four billion dollar hydroelectric project on the river which cairo fears threatens its water security the dam will be the largest of its kind in africa leaders say they will work on an agreement to improve bilateral relations and increase investments in infrastructure. we have come a long way to achieve confidence and to enhance bilateral cooperation and we will continue sincere and honest efforts in order to overcome any mutual challenges at
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the forefront is to reach a final agreement over the renascence dams to secure egypt's use of water from the river nile which is indisputable because it is the only lifeline for egyptians and at the same time contributing to achieve ethiopia's development and prosperity iraq's prime minister says a fire at a warehouse storing ballot boxes from last month's election as a plot against democracy the boxes are part of the manual recount of those after widespread allegations of fraud the government says none of the ballots were destroyed but there are calls for the election to be run. more from the iraqi capital. thick black smoke over the risk for districts in eastern baghdad iraq's ministry of interior say the fire started in a building used to store ballot boxes and electronic voting machines from the disputed parliamentary election a month ago iraq's parliament voted last week for a countrywide to manual recount of all ballots after allegations of voting fraud one in peace that the fire was started deliberately and cooled on the government to
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better protect buildings where ballot boxes are being stalled and i feel imagine this a three way houses there are important but it's boxes in that firefighters are inside trying to put out the fire earlier in the day nine judges were appointed to oversee the manual recount of votes nationwide the process is expected to take at least a couple of weeks. the government sanct senior members of the election commission which oversaw the vote counting prime minister hydrilla body has banned them from leaving the country and warned that anyone suspected of being involved in election fraud could face criminal charges iraq's first election since the defeat of eisel was praised for the lack of violence in the run up to and during polling day on may the twelfth but since then much has changed allegations of fraud leading to parliament's vote for a countrywide manual recounts of throwing the transparency of this election into
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doubt a fire at a building containing potential proof of how people voted will already make accusations of voter rigging even allowed a trial stop at al-jazeera baghdad more than six hundred migrants are stuck on a rescue ship waiting for crews from malta or italy to take them it only has threatened to close its ports to rescue ships if malta doesn't accept the migrants altar has brushed off the request saying it had nothing to do with the operation off the libyan coast to save them migrants were picked up by the italian navy and a european humanitarian rescue boat. thousands of protesters have rallied in romania's capital supporting investigations into corruption at least twenty eight mare's senators and hundreds of public servants have been prosecuted in the past year the demonstrators are responding to a much larger rally on saturday against the investigations ruling social democratic party claims that prosecutors have too much power and accuses them of unjustly
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targeting government figures. there is growing anger in guatemala over the lack of warning from the government over a volcanic eruption rescuers are giving up hope of finding any more survivors of the disaster in which at least one hundred ten people died around a sanchez reports. of hot ash rescuers are digging a hole hoping they will find some clues for needles. this was the route to the lab a mexican list where points out to her but she still confused these a guy you saw was the house was supposed to be there but this is beyond recognition i can tell a contra member. looking for her boyfriend and he's two songs mother three brothers and two nephews. they both terribly disappeared under tons of rocks and ashes of last week's volcano eruption here at the community of.
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one of the hardest hit men and women are trying to recover the remains of at least two hundred poor what the balance were still missing. but the ground is still very hot over seventy degrees centigrade yet they go in slowly. well this is the second floor of this house rescuers have to dig through what is still very hot ash and one week after the tragedy they're still finding bodies. remains they have found are carefully guarded but here at the borg in the town of his queen families are waiting to identify relatives. says she has buried her brother his wife and their six children already but still has to identify eight more joy and i will keep on until i see that i can't any more until there's nobody left until i realize there's nothing else that can be done what the balance like are angry at
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the government they say the government didn't do enough to evacuate them in time. we were used to the volcano this only happened up the hill and never happened down here we didn't know how it was so dangerous to live here for now victims say they trust these rescuers to help them find closure in the face of tragedy and they say they will keep on digging while keeping a close eye on the volcano which remains active but in a sun just. does what they. these are the headlines on al-jazeera and it's less than twenty four hours until the historic summit in singapore between the u.s. and north korean leaders the world will be watching to see if donald trump can broker a deal to denuclearize the korean peninsula delegations from both sides are making
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final preparations before the meeting the german chancellor says the e.u. will respond in kind to us tariffs on european steel and aluminum uncle a merkel says she was disappointed after the u.s. president withdrew from the seven summit communiqué when the leaders of hong kong's and dependents movement has been jailed for six years but he's really young was convicted of rioting in two thousand and sixteen overnight protests that turned violent about one hundred thirty people mostly police were injured in the so-called fishbowl revolution was one of hong kong's most violent protests in decades. egypt's president has agree with ethiopia's prime minister to resolve the nile river dam dispute at the o.p.'s undertaking a four billion dollar hydroelectric project on the river which cairo fears threatens its water security. saudi arabia kuwait and the u.a.e. have pledged two and a half billion dollars in financial aid to jordan comes after an earlier pledge of
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twenty three million by the european union through the u.s. foreign policy chief said brussels would continue and besting in an ally and what she called the most heated and difficult area of the world. we are here to support a company to share our own experience if needed and if useful. to provide advise if asked for but most of all to go around to you know to try to go out and see that the good steps that are taken are financially and economically supported we are here not as a just of this gesture of of charity if you allow me the expression but as an investment or that six hundred migrants are stuck on a rescue ship waiting for crews from malta or italy to take them in at least threaten to close its ports to rescue ships of malta doesn't accept the migrants brushed off the request saying it had nothing to do with the operation off the libyan coast to save them as are your headlines to keep it here on al jazeera more
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news to come and sad story is next. here is a very important fourth of information for many people around the world when all the cameras are gone i'm still here go into areas that nobody else is going to talk to people that nobody else is talking to and bringing that story to the forefront. is the drive to modernize serbia arabia taking a wrong turn more women activists of the arrested days before the kingdom lifts a ban on female drivers as economic political and cultural reforms implemented saudi leaders sending out mixed messages this is inside story.
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hello and welcome to the program today with me peter davi female activist continue to be arrested in saudi arabia too in the past three days rights groups say mia rani was detained for her post on social media expressing support for north abdul aziz. who's also been locked up saudi security forces have arrested seventeen activists in the past month most of them women who've long campaigned for the right to drive a car now that is about to happen in two weeks' time the first driving licenses administered before the kingdom lifts its controversial men only ban state media has accused the arrested activists that being foreign agents the saudi vision twenty thirty has a plan to reduce dependence on oil but reforms proposed by the crown prince mohammed bin solve are controversial in the religiously conservative kingdom dozens of members of the oil family government ministers and business men were arrested in a purge against corruption most were released after giving up their assets or
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paying billions of dollars to the government been cell man's pledge to move saudi to a more open and tolerant interpretation of islam the reforms affect education law and the courts traditionally controlled by the religious leaders in the country for the first time in history saudi women are being allowed to drive and to attend sports events and almost forty year ban on cinemas and cultural events has indeed been sell man plans to build the world's biggest sophron wealth fund as well as a five hundred billion dollars futuristic city called neon and a stake in the national oil company around coke is up for sale. ok there we are here we go let's bring in our guests from london we're joined by sami hamed the editor in chief of international interest that's a current affairs analysis magazine with a focus on the middle east and from amman on skype data that mena regional
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consultant for equality now and also from london mamdouh selami an international oil economist welcome to you all sami handy if i can come to you first just explain to us feel you why do you think women are being detained in this way in saudi arabia. i think what we have to understand is that the whole code allowing women to drive in saudi arabia was mainly a p.r. move it was not designed by muhammad in cement to be a sweeping revolutionary revolutionizing the saudi system however the problem in saudi arabia now is that because they've allowed the women to drive for mohammed bin so man suddenly the activists are asking for more they're asking for too much too quick to change something that muhammad instrument is not prepared to do and something that he perhaps cannot do because the pace of change if it is too quick it in if invites a revolt it invites protests domestically from the richest authorities and even from the common people from the common population because we have to be aware of one thing in terms of how these reforms are being received and how liberalisation
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is being received it's being seen as a copy paste version of europe in that those advocates of liberalization are seeking to establish almost another acquires a european state in saudi arabia i say this because the european version of liberalization emerged in the aftermath of the bitter war with the church and as a result it relegated the religious influence to the personal and private sphere that our world the islamic world has no equivalent of this war this britta traumatic war that europe went through in other words islam in the arab world in the islamic world is considered a kin to prosperity to glory to everything associated with the golden age so when one hundred been said a man is bringing a concepts from europe from america when it's being pushed by the u.s. by europeans by liberal activists there is a sort of reservation amongst arab society in general not just mohammed bin send men so even if mohammed bin send men wants to implement these measures he's very wary that there will be a backlash you have to remember that arab society they are taught that it is the
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pious saladin who conquered jerusalem it is the pious it will see you know who was the father of medicine it was the pious and what have i done as early who inspired st thomas aquinas who inspired adam smith the father economics it was the pious and jabbered who established algebra in other words it's all to do with religion. so when one hundred percent man is talking about liberalization talking about moderate islam talking about a more tolerant islam these are rhetorical this is retired that is dominant in europe and in the us and it has been received with much reservation in the arab world so in terms of these activists have been arrested i think the key problem is this mohammed mr mann is basically saying to them don't get over excited i let you drive and i gave you the right to drive but you guys are pushing this case weight and way too fast and this big hysteria that you have you need to calm down so i need to teach you a lesson and put in prison for a bit ok all the main issues here that we're going to discuss the next half hour or so do you know where these women are what sort of conditions they're living under
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and what's the point do you know when they'll be released. well we don't really have any information about where these women have been now i mean in which prison they are we don't have information from saudi arabia and that is a complete sign. from actually the government also about where they are and their why they have been arresting them and in addition even the activists who are still outside the prison or who have not been arrested they are also afraid to reveal any information if they know. the situation is very much alarming in saudi arabia and maybe i i contradict or i am not truly supporting what my colleague has said a little bit about you know having all these developments in saudi arabia as they westernized. issues this is not quite true i mean i am living in jordan
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and i am all my life i have been i am and out and palestinian and we have we are witnessing so many amendments and so many developments in regard to the developments of and enhanced meant of women's rights in the region. so if you look at what's going on in tunisia and more typical in algeria even in jordan last year they have defeated. some parts there are some articles in the person or in that penal code where rape laws has been repeated in jordan an independent soul the women's movements in that region they are calling for or for for their rights for years by now it's not really a westernized. issue it is more that women are aware that they are citizens and they need to be treated as citizens in their communities and then in their
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societies understood so i just wanted to come to this play. boil those down and put them to mentor selami member selami if your m.b.a.'s if you're the crown prince and you have a reform program surely a reform program is a whole it's it's it's an entity you can't reform a little bit you've got to reform everything you've got to be more liberal you've got to be more outward looking and that's what we're talking about today i guess is a symptom of that as opposed to a cause of that. well let me start by saying that saudi arabia and its budget depend on the oil resources to the cure of ninety person and since a discovery of oil in saudi arabia and nine hundred thirty eight they have never diversify that economy now they're out of talking and they talked before about
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diversification so vision twenty thirty is another name for value diversification. using reducing dependence on oil in their economy still i don't think that the reform program covered by vision twenty thirty will achieve much i must admit it's a step in the right direction but i don't think it will at cheve budge add certainly not in the short tail for instance when the vision was launched to sixty and. it included a close that said they need to create ten million jobs because unemployment among the young in saudi arabia and the saudi population is very young indeed they needed ten million million jobs before twenty twenty i don't
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think that will be at chiva been in even it twenty years short of expelling expecting it's out of saudi arabia then you are talking about reforming the oil in the city the told has been for the last more than fifty or sixty years and they have not achieved much they are still dependent on oil and they are still excessive in their spending of the oil wealth of saudi arabia ok to talk about. education and you find that their universe it is order more of them are not geared they'll produce people who are employer been in that one give her this century ok sammy handy let's put that point to you occurs to me that raising a voice is an offense but it's not being codify it as being something that we could that we could number that we could label because for example one of the women
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drivers her lawyer has been detained as well simply for talking about this in public so if you go public about the issue what's going on there. i think peter this is nothing new this has been the arab world for the last thirty forty fifty years i mean if you're talking to me as an arab this doesn't feel like anything strange this is what governments have been doing for ages this is doing it just across the border in most of the arab countries this thing these things take place as well i just want to mention peter in terms of the honorable guest who said that you know that is not the problem the westernization i'm not saying that i'm talking about the perception people are perceiving this as a westernization as mohammed said man trying to bring in western a zation and even if we talk about personal experiences living in jordan or the like we should be aware that there are some very important signs about the resistance to liberalization that is taking place in the arab world think about the elections after the arab spring in the first free and fair elections who dominated it was
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islamist leaning parties they're the ones who dominated the liberals were very very far behind look at the reaction to this turkish drama on netflix their religious editorial which is taking the muslim world by storm why it doesn't have any special hollywood epic scenes it's only because the the the hero is somebody who believes that success comes from god or comes from his religion in other words this is there it's deeply rooted in society and the reason why i say this is because the implementation of liberalization as it's being advocated today is counter to what many people in the arab society want in other words it's coming in as you have to think about it why is liberalization in the arab world according to many arabs according to many muslims it is the result of a rabid colonial oppressor who came in and demolished and islamic empire that had deviated from islamic principles so in other words liberalization today is simply the victor imposing their own values on a people that i'm societies are saying look you have a ready made recipe for success it is it is a lamb and islamic principles if we're talking about women's rights islam
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guarantees human rights pursuit in the framework of islam doc a framework of liberal position which has no on the seward of a country becoming liberal can a country like saudi arabia liberalized so. wolf unless it has a genuine liberal leadership because what sammy seems to be saying is that people are prepared to protest as and when they want to to get more liberal rights and yet they are gifted to them and taken away by people who are completely illiberal. yeah i think i mean not just for saudi arabia i think we need a time and i think change is becoming very slow i mean in the region but surely it would come i mean now i really believe that of course now i mean that isn't there is that any genuine. really will political will in saudi arabia so to speak about really liberating women and or saw granting women their rights
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as for example male guardian ship system is their women and they can't to travel abroad because they have to have the permission of that many guardian either their fathers their brothers their husbands what a bit that i. do even study abroad they have to be accompanied by a male guardian so yes that odd am still we are living in a very harsh situations as women in that region but i think slowly but surely the. advancement and progress progress there. ments of women's position will be coming that is still a need but shortly you know as i mentioned we are witnessing lots of developments in other regions tunisia in in march two thousand this year
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i participated in a demonstration where women's groups human rights organizations political parties they are demanding for equal inheritance rights so this is this is there for us in that in that debris journey is quite inventive progressive step that women are taking lead and you know asking for dead rights because i mean. we are living in a difference to is a different life you know women now are heading the seminaries you know women they are ram. sorry. sorry go ahead sam what was the point of the minority i'm saying the use an example of inheritance is a very very bad example only one person does not i think into account context of society the other roles in society it cannot be called progress and what sipsey has done here is appeal to an international audience a secular audience at the expense of a majority it's only a conservative society it is a tyranny of the minority what simpson is doing in tunisia but the rest of your
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point i mean i can agree with that woman's rights definitely there should be more i mean just one for one one point two seven in london how much of this you've already touched on this how much of this say when you look at the situation surrounding the company around co is about a country's ability to look outward instead of being in sooner and looking in on itself there are other countries in this region that are quite outward looking and they are or they have successfully diversified into other industries because they're playing a long game the game is as long as the game that saudi arabia is playing but saudi arabia still behaves as if it expects the rest of the world to come to riyadh as opposed to riyadh going to the rest of the world. well sooner or later they will need the words to deal with them and help them the diversification program you referred to is not going to achieve much shortly when you talk about saudi aramco which is the main source of
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income for saudi arabia they are talking about the i.p.o. which is the initial public offering aid of selling five per cent of saudi arabi cannot be productive assets of oil but different assets four hundred billion dollars that is not going to happen and i will tell you why because the saudis have valued the i.p.o. at more than hundred billion dollars that cannot be right because based on the proven reserves of oil they have. many organizations including ords three general and the world bank and many other analysts said that the value could be based on smaller proven reserves saudi arabia say's it has proven there's two hundred sixty eight billion barrels my research shows that
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that is between eighty and ninety billion and many other experts also agree with that so if you base the i.p.o. value on that smaller reserves i think the value of the i.p.o. is between fifty to seventy five billion still saudi arabia with their eyes is only prizes now it does not have to sell at any per cent in the saudi aramco it doesn't need the money financially with the approval of oil prices that's why i say the i.p.o. is not going to happen. it will happen in their various records and is good says three it on adding value to your oil exports is stead of exporting oil as crude oil exported as a refined products more of petro chemicals saudi arabia could without the next two
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or three years dominate the petrochemical industry is in their world and become the major burger useta and the major export that fair of edom or they can use even five per cent of their oil revenue to expand food production that's an important part saudi arabia imports more of that thirty billion that is a year of food but here has got mostly coming from ok you keep point man do is clear then they are basically saying that they have had and they will continue to have an awful lot of money in the bank so they can absorb the hit souad to what degree is this a difficult course souad what one one question to you to what degree is this a difficult course for pin cell man to plot in as much as when there was the when there was the vogue magazine cover of a saudi princess posing in
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a car because she's got her driver's license so she will have her driver's license there was a backlash against that not against per se women driving but against the fact that n.b.s. has has opened up this pandora's box his critics might say of cosmetic changes but how easy is it for him to possibly close that pandora's box. well i am i had in a didn't see the ad that you are mentioning. about the princess of saudi arabia driving and the whole debate about that but i want to comment on what my colleague has just mentioned is that. yes i mean i don't agree with him that what i have mentioned about tunisia is there is a negative or a bad example because this is the just there just to show and indicate that women are you know asking for their rights in the in what country is it to the extent
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that it might according to some interpretations it might contradict islam and the shotty are so this is one one aspect of that i mean if we want to concentrate on women driving in so deborah i don't think it is just the issue of women. you know just calling for the driving they have been activists for years you know calling for ending male guardianship system which controls every aspect of their life i think we have i mean that i as women in the region and elsewhere to be treated as citizens in the country we have lots and lots of discrimination in the low end in that implementation of the laws and in a what cultures all do we have good sometimes good to additions and cultures where women should be respected and you know and even islam you know they provide women with the respect and so on but still i mean discrimination is there and we need to
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change the attitudes of people you know by working with the communities i really believe that it is a long process is slow process but we have to dig and continue women in that egypt has been working for years and still discrimination is there ok we are heading towards the end of it for a gram. very very quickly so one more point to sami hamdi in london what is it about the leadership that the appear to be tone deaf to the nuances that other countries are expecting them to apply when it comes to this process of becoming more liberal and opening up i think of the liberals don't give saudi a break i mean you have to think about there's a lack of of that like i explained it again as a lack of understanding as to just how deeply embedded these religious influences are i mean would you want to have been so meant to do to go banging down every single door and telling everybody it's time to be liberal this is a if he wants to implement it as to be a process but also his western allies don't help him at all by forcing him into
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a position to be pro israel and israel palestine cause i mean the biggest problem is this in the muslim world there is a very stark comparison to mohammed and so when the region that is ed again and again is unashamedly muslim he got he rebuked angela merkel probably publicly for using the term islamist terrorism he opposed transparent and he's defying washington you compare that to mohamed bin so man who is going to washington and pleading to be king or mohammed as aden in u.a.e. justifying trying to travel that there is a very there is a dichotomy now in the region and many people prefer to ganz approach because it's more islam it's the western allies are telling one of insulin you need to be quicker one of us alone is sitting there in his chair thinking ok if i go i want to put the last two points of the program to do son of a allies we're in london as well in thirty seconds ma'am do because we are out of time if these women who've been detained praised the government and thanked them for the right to drive as opposed to pay praise the campaigners who they might see
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got them the right to drive would not be under tension. well but out of that some of that question and barack to a i would say that we will not see and hear the forms of the god of the roman or any of it forms in saudi arabia in the short that i would venture out of to say rudin see it even in twenty five years you have to separate the aspects of religion from running a company a modern country and that cannot be any coincide in saudi any been in my lifetime if not fair that to be on ok we must leave it there thank you all so much for your time today thanks to all our guests from london sunday hamdi who joined us from the british capital in amman we had suitable data and also in london we had mom to me and thank you too for your company here on inside story you can see the show again of course anytime via the website al-jazeera dot com and for more discussion that's
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some. people in power i mean it's the women heading an eighteen mile militia. and dispensing justice with an unforgiving hand. and eye for an army in iraq on al-jazeera. all eyes on singapore while preparations are under way before tuesday's summit between donald trump and kim jong un. i'm richelle carey this is al-jazeera lifetime so also coming up a fall at whoever continues from trump's last summit the weekend's g seventy s
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remains isolated from the rest of the west as disputes worsen. more than six hundred migrants in limbo on a ship in the mediterranean with malta and italy refusing to allow it to dock. and a warehouse in baghdad storing ballot boxes and voting machines catches fire adding more controversy about iraq's disputed election. and is less than twenty four hours into the historic summit in singapore between the u.s. and north korean leaders the world will be watching to see if donald trump can broker a deal to the clear eyes the korean peninsula delegations from both sides are making final preparations before the meeting adrian brown has more. in the final hours before the single pool summit. president trump was on the move his motorcade heading to the official office of singapore's prime minister lee hsien loong. but
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the president was not in a talkative mood the prime minister is the host for tuesday's unprecedented meeting and so also has a lot at stake north korea's leader kim jong un who met the premier on sunday says he knows the whole world is watching him and so too are his people. the country strictly managed media was quick to release pictures of kim's arrival reporting that is isolated country would discuss a stablish ing a new relationship with the united states that's significant in some parts of singapore the security is high profile. but appeared to be absent in one of the places where it would have mattered u.s. and north korean officials were just told by the media as they left the hotel where they've been finalizing details for tuesday. trump wants to persuade the north
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korean leader to disarm a deal that eluded his predecessors. but that's a process that will eventually have to involve others says the leader of the campaign to abolish nuclear weapons. this could be a historic meeting a beginning of a process towards nuclear disarmament and so it's definitely. has a huge possibility i think that's why it's so important that we don't just leave it up to these two men watching from afar and wishing they were here the leaders of three other countries with important stakes in this summit south korea's president in japan's prime minister shinzo are they and president xi jinping of china china of course the north's closest ally and whatever happens here sheeting pain will be hoping it remains that way orderly tightly controlled singapore is playing host to the world's two most unpredictable leaders and that may mean that the only certainty here is the unexpected adrian brown al jazeera singapore let's bring in
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diplomatic editor chamber spaces in singapore for this summit so james considering this was on again then off again and then on again at this stage is there even a sense of urgency because it was almost last minute if you were. yes and certainly there are discussions already underway we're not seeing much today of the two main players preparing and their resting we've seen some pictures of president trump meeting the soon pony and prime minister we've also hear that kim is possibly going to do a little tour of singapore in the law in the next few hours we've heard from secretary of state compos put out a statement saying we have had substantial and detailed meetings today and that the president is well prepared the u.s. position remains clear and unchanged so that's the latest from the u.s.
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side let's discuss all this a bit more with my guests you saw her in adrian's package beatrice finn is the executive director of the international campaign to abolish nuclear weapons you'll remember they won the nobel peace prize the last time i spoke to you was just hours after you picked up the prize in all slow and we did an extensive interview and i'll just era i don't know at the time you were very critical of president trump and his bellicose language towards north korea do you still take that view because he managed to get kim to the negotiating table well i mean we are here we don't know what's going to happen is really difficult to tell and it might be a great meeting it might be a disaster i think it's really depends up to the two individuals which is really the big danger here to unpredictable in some cases unreliable leaders are controlling this global issue that can threaten the entire world and what we're really here to talk about is to make the international community step up now it's
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time for the international legal framework the treaties to really put this recession process in context so how do you think this should be run and you represent a network of grassroots organizations of people who care about nuclear weapons and getting rid of nuclear weapons how should you do it but we have several legal instrument. we have the treaty on the prohibition of weapons we have the comprehensive test ban treaty and when they have the nonproliferation treaty these are three essential instruments and the organizations the un the i.a.e.a. they see to be deal that monitors and verifies this these are the basis for any denuclearization process to anchor it in international law but you know very well that north korea was signed the nuclear nonproliferation treaty and ripped it up and said we're no longer going to comply with that many years ago so treaties don't mean a thing to the north koreans what it does because they still have to relate to it
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an international norm and pressure is growing on them but what they did see was that countries like the united states for example were still tracking to use nuclear weapons so we need all countries to commit to these three illegal instruments and work together to do in the course entire world against over the north korean peninsula but we have to see progress on rejecting nuclear weapons you speak to your supporters around the world obviously boyd by the fact that you won the nobel peace prize how of they seeing this moment right now when you speak to people today see this is a moment of hope or are they still worried i think both in a way that's a huge historical opportunity and something that we really encourage we have supported for ten years throughout the campaign diplomatic process as we work to push governments into talking to each other and go nuclear disarmament so this is really a historical possibility and we just hope that the two leaders do not just try to go along but also bring in the international legal instruments such as the treaty
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on the cliff and put a version of weapons do you think there is a danger i spoke an hour ago to an expert on this that president trump might try and claim a quick victory but he got the two sides around the table to make that the victory and then launch a very long process that goes absolutely nowhere there is definitely a danger and i think that's why the rest of the world needs to really be involved in this process we cannot. leave it to these two countries that are very king on to their weapons of mass destruction we need also countries that have rejected nuclear weapons that see that threatening to mass murder civilians with weapons of mass destruction is unacceptable they need to pile on the pressure as well on these two countries to actually reached achieve results concrete oversold through the treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons and for example south korea has a really important role to play here they also need to need to join the treaty in order to continue cross fully the korean peninsula beatrice fan of i can the winner of the nobel peace prize thank you for talking to us here on al-jazeera. live in
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singapore james thank you. as prepared to talk about nuclear disarmament in north korea world leaders and in china to salvage the iran nuclear deal as president of and in what he called a fatally flawed agreement last month at the shanghai cooperation organization summit iran called on other participants of that deal to provide guarantees it would be upheld. reports. a pledge of support for iran's nuclear deal russia iran kazakstan promising to fully implement the three year old agreements despite the u.s. pulling out. of course our country cannot be but worried about iran nuclear program u.s. withdrawal from the comprehensive plan of action can further destabilize the situation russia is in favor of consistent and unconditional implementation of the deal. put in spoke at the shanghai cooperation organization s e a summit held in the
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eastern city of qingdao russia is one of the eight as you know members together these countries represent forty percent of the world's population and twenty percent of global g.d.p. should. well germany and a power politics still disease in the world the growing call for a more just and equitable international order must be heeded. democracy international relations is an unstoppable trend of the times the aesir was formed seventeen years ago mainly to strengthen security cooperation but trade issues have become important to some s.c.l. members are involved in building infrastructure for china's belton road project dubbed as the new silk road to boost twenty first century economies in the coming few years. as your most likely will pick up more security considerations or chill political considerations and the corporation
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a model as your members involving the observer states in security or even for example moving into quasar military cooperation will not be impossible therefore as c.e.o. is expanding its mission is moving forward to deal better with the new challenges in the world and as the u.s. is apparently becoming increasingly isolated from its allies because of troubles policies and tariffs and his readiness to withdraw from trade climate and. the unity presented at the aesir is in stark contrast to the g. seven summit in canada where don trump refused to endorse the final communique some analysts say the unified message from china also presents a challenge to the western that world order florence three al-jazeera beijing. one of the leaders of hong kong's independence movement has been jailed for six years twenty seven zero early on was convicted of rioting in a two thousand and sixteen overnight protests that turned violent about one hundred
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thirty people mostly police were injured in the so-called fishbowl revolution and democracy activists demonstrated against what they saw as more mainland chinese political control and hong kong. fallout continues from the weekend's g. seven summit in canada which ended in acrimony between the u.s. and its main western allies germany's chancellor angela merkel says the european union role was spondon kind to us tariffs on european steel and aluminum she also expressed disappointment that president donald trump withdrew from an agreement he had already signed at the summit white house advisers accuse canada's prime minister of betraying the us and engaging in bad faith diplomacy jordan has more the canadian prime minister declined any further comment in the course of the day leaving it to his foreign minister to reiterate canada's position in the ongoing argument about trade tariffs the national security pretext is absurd.

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