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as fighting continues in syria's southern that are provinces rebels say the u.s. has told them your on your own. along as you speak of this is edges in a live from doha also coming up. zimbabwe's president survives an apparent grenade attack on the campaign trail. the final push to stay in power for turkey's president before the polls open shortly. and the u.s. says it is working to reunite families separated by immigration authorities but along the border there still confusion and uncertainty.
in the united states has reportedly told syrian rebels not to expect military support in southern syria near the country's borders with jordan and the israeli occupied golan heights deescalation zone was a stablished there last year including parts of the provinces of there and connection syria and russia have been carrying out air strikes on the rebel territory according to reuters the us government said in a message to the heads of free syrian army groups whom it has supported in the past i mean thousands of civilians have fled their homes in that province. has that story. this is the first time government forces have used battle bombs in daraa in the year. helicopters struck several villages in what appears to be a major advance to take over the city but this violates
a truce that was brokered by russia and the united states in africa to bring an eye and to the seven year war the rebels who are losing ground remain defiant. we don't recognize assad's law for a t. he has destroyed our cities and killed our people he destroyed syria to stay in power we will never recognize him and we reject the presence of the reigning and afghan militias it's only syrians who should decide the future of the country. the syrian army is massing troops in the area the opposition says thousands of shiite militias are also moving in dar was the focal point of the syrian uprising in two thousand and eleven but in recent years the rebels have been retreating they now control one neighborhood in the city and
a few areas on the border with jordan this is a show of force by the free syrian army in daraa for years the f.s.a. was trained and armed by the u.s. europe and gulf countries but that support has diminished over the last. anti forcers are largely outgunned and outnumbered. zimbabwe's president has survived what looks to have been a grenade attack at a campaign rally before next month's election emmerson man and god called the attempt a cowardly attack and said it would not influence the upcoming vote of almost throne of the zimbabwean leader as he walked off stage with other zanu p.f. party officials in the city of bull away or. hurt one of his vice president and another minister were injured there's been no claim of responsibility for the attack and one guard says the attack was one of many assassination attempts he
survived. this is just. jobs sixty. has more now from johannesburg right now on social media people talking about how safe is it to attend these rallies what if there's another attack so people are concerned about that of course they're also asking who could have been behind this could it be a specific individual is it a group of people are these attacks like it increase as we head up to those elections so far the campaign has been relatively peaceful so people are quite surprised as actually happened they also surprised how this individual managed to get so close to the president and throw that grenade so a lot of uncertainty right now but again the president telling the bobbins keep calm the security forces have things under control people much is prepared for
these elections which he is will happen at the end of july or cheaper then there is an assistant professor who specializes in zimbabwe politics at amherst college in the u.k. she explains why the attack is significant. definitely the kind they see in the end of it and talk on the life of the president in the bomb on a bomb and any on people with the people of the bomb i'm going shows again just showing how. to those in my win situation he already speculation that a flying around social media and that's been a challenge or investigation but it is a long line but that being all we could if i was president. it's a goal we have to think that by speaking if you're going to get the idea that it's whatever i did should be made between the brain functions and ended in the family i would be if you know that some element that includes unscramble we might think
that i'd invite. them so that you know that's something to think that face you make it out that i type i'm glad to see the president this wouldn't be an idea maybe it is i who doesn't really want to but the concrete summations around the president so that's something to think about but these are all still up with him in probably taking happened in a situation where you just had to cool we have a lot of people that make it because we can't find the beach a week and and mike wants to. do constructive. other polls open surely for turkey's landmark elections the winner will assume vast new presidential powers president richard type of one has urged people to get out and vote tact is opposition for lacking vision and boasted of his achievements in
office such as new infrastructure and improved health care when he's been in power since two thousand and three he called the snap election eighteen months early his main challenger mohan i mean she also held a rally in istanbul he painted a bleak picture of turkey under thirty one saying its currency would remain weak and its refugee problems unresolved six candidates are running for president cynicus only takes a look at the front runners. is a lecturer at a stand ball aide in university says it's likely president only one will win more than half the votes in the first round. one of the things is still they see it be the main opposition party does have a stronghold like in istanbul they do have big you know like fans of the hotter i mean jazz they see it's b. they do not like the policies of president of the on especially when it comes to
the refugees policy the foreign policy as well and what's the building in terms of the fighting terrorism they crack down on the terrorist elements here in turkey what's happening in syria and iraq and most importantly in is me or it's the stronghold of the sea it's been the main opposition party these main three big cities president added on lost in the last referendum and that would give the opposition more encouragement to rally more and to you know realize that people in these cities hoping that they're going to vote for them rather than for president and go on but still on the other hand this is not a referendum this is a presidential and parliamentary election where the voters are going to both more on the person himself and add on did include any elections in the past sixteen years that would give him more momentum according to the polls as well on the
ground that he is still the first one to have the possibility to when they first in the first round seen him consoler reports now from istanbul. this election is a milestone for turkish president richard types are gone. he hopes it will see his country resurge on the world stage he promises more democracy more freedom and more growth his supporters say he should remain president until two thousand and twenty three the centenary of the founding of modern turkey says that. we've come here to serve you not to be your masters and our journey will continue this way don has five other rivals. to die never candidate for the main opposition party c.h.p. is a former physics teacher he has served as a member of parliament for sixteen years in jail is most likely to make it into the final round some critics say his retore is as populist as are dawn's especially on
syrian refugees he wants to send them home he is also vowing to lift restrictions on fundamental freedoms and restore the rule of law in turkey. the constitution hands over everything the budget jurisdiction legislation to one person all these powers cannot be handed over to a single individual. breakaway nationalist party leader metal action air is the only female candidate called the she will by her admirers action are served as the interior minister in the ninety's a period turkish state have suppressed the policies against kurdish citizens she has campaigned on social justice and a self-sufficient economy. it is some of the also the government use matters to deliberately impoverish our people and exploit that poverty to remain in power broker dish peoples democratic party h d p's candid it. has run his presidential
campaign from behind bars as kurdish obama he promises to lift the state of emergency restore freedom and democratic institutions. what we are living today is just a teaser for the one man regime or the actual scary part of the movie has not yet begun so one sunday you will determine with your votes whether this was fear of fear begins or not. since presidents are gone hasn't lost an election since two thousand to despite his upper hand in public support he faces challenges in foreign policy security and economy plus this time his rivals are more competitive than expected. al-jazeera a stumble iraqi prime minister hey there are bad and clerical t'other side there are entering into an alliance the leaders say their partnership will cross sectarian and ethnic divisions souther sirene party won the largest number of seats
in the male action while baddies victory alliance came in third both leaders say they are open to remaining parties joining them. we announce across sectarian cross ethnic alliance to speed up forming the next government a strong new government that serves the interests and aspirations of the iraqi people and how do you seen. how the we are keen to form this coalition and call upon all other political parties to join us also we call for a high level meeting with all of the political blocs to rid the country of its current crisis and women in saudi arabia are now officially allowed to drive for the first time this video from just hours ago when the ban was lifted at midnight local time some saudi women used simulators to take lessons in advance of the law change the decision is expected to boost the economy with a rise in car sales. the u.s. department of homeland security says it has reunited more than five hundred migrant
children with their parents at detention facilities on the mexican border about two thousand three hundred children were taken away in recent weeks president donald trump all of the splitting of families to stop on wednesday from los fresno's gabriel elizondo reports. at a bus station in mckellen texas u.s. authorities released dozens of migrants from detention centers as before donald trump zero tolerance policy most have to wear electronic monitoring devices on their ankles so they can be tracked to ensure they show up for court appearances where their asylum cases can be heard one of them was carmen and her small child they were kept together she's relieved to be free but says she was separated from her fifteen year old sister melissa who had to stay behind. my sister snuck out to say bye to me she told me to take care of myself and take care of the baby they both were applying for asylum in america the department of health and human
services confirms dow jazeera they have just set up a task force to begin the process of of reunification. separated at the border but provided few other details on how or when it might happen journalists are not allowed inside this detention facility but i'll just spoke to a human rights lawyer who was it's dismal there probably they told me that there are about a passerby but just five hundred people if they have it's rare they haven't been at that level we met with probably between our entire group we have you know six or seven female lawyers who are in there probably two hundred detainees over the last two days alone and they're still there this afternoon meeting with more and they say there's more and more people coming in most of them every single one of them across the border with children separated almost immediately from an asylum seekers still face hostility from the very country they look to as their hope for a better future the trumpet ministrations zero tolerance policy is still in effect
so families seeking asylum that cross into the u.s. illegally are still apprehended the families are just kept together and sent to homeland security detention centers like this one where they all been face criminal prosecution it's a crisis on multiple fronts with little sign of any changes even though the top administration has said that they're not separating families anymore they haven't ended the policy that is actually at the root cause of this search of asylum seekers from central america has actually eased up since its peak in two thousand and fourteen yet the u.s. navy has been asked to build more detention centers on military bases the intent is twofold keep families together but also in custody which also keeps trump's hardline zero tolerance policy alive gabriels on al-jazeera los fresno's texas. the father of a young girl photographed crying on the us mexico border believes the picture has
affected donald trump's immigration policy the widely shared photograph of the distraught honduran go has become a symbol of the trumpet ministrations zero tolerance immigration policy although she was not separated from her mother at the border the picture. tension to the issue. i think my daughter situation will touch someone's heart yes maybe the president of the united states or the migration authority someone has to help my daughter but her picture was published in the united states and so the route for migrants has now changed. with. spanish authorities rescue hundreds more migrants. from. china's government is trying to combat the effects of tourism.
welcome back three look at weather conditions on the levant and western parts of asia region then we've got a scattering of showers across kansas down into spec is down but temperatures looking pretty good there thirty one in tashkent generally fine around the caspian sea to iran is looking pretty warm there in the upper thirty's baghdad of forty one the eastern side of the mediterranean generally looking fine but we have got some heavy showers still across the black sea coast of turkey extending into the caucuses are some really heavy downpours are certainly possible here over the next twenty four to forty eight hours for the arabian peninsula on the western side find light winds forty four degrees that mecca here on the gulf side them you still got a fairly brisk blowing down so temperatures of forty two degrees a little bit of dust perhaps but not really all that bad to temperatures and likely
to rise of anything as we head on through into monday there forty three in doha now is ahead across into africa is also fine weather wise but obviously this time of year temperatures way down fifteen degrees a high in cape town eighteen in johannesburg so really not much to focus on there's plenty of sunshine everywhere and that is where the central parts of africa are lots of showers likely here particular across parts of west africa although i think for our current ghana it shouldn't be a bright day. so whether i can turn a laser. a new series of rewind can bring your people back to life. and brand new updates on the best of al-jazeera documentaries the struggle continues book from back to. rewind continues with baltimore anatomy of an american city. friends who were lost to the streets i can literally see the future of baltimore. rewind on al-jazeera.
and again you're watching al-jazeera mind of our top stories this hour the united states has reportedly told syrian rebels not to expect military support in southern syria jordan and the israeli occupied golan heights deescalation zone was established there last year including parts of provinces of. syria and russia have been carrying out an strikes on rebel groups trying to expand their territory. zimbabwe's president survived an apparent grenade attack at a campaign rally before next month's election and called the attempt
a cowardly attack and said it would not influence the upcoming vote the ball must run in the zimbabwean leader as he walked off stage in the city. of voters in turkey head to the polls in a few hours for sunday's landmark elections in his final campaign rally president want to attack leading opponent. lacking vision the broken vote will bring constitutional changes into effect that will transform the political system into an executive presidency. spain's coast guard has reached nearly eight hundred migrants trying to. make the journey across the mediterranean sea for north africa spain's maritime rescue service says it picked them up from twenty five boats in the strait of gibraltar two men were pulled from the canoe and one was rescued after he fell off a dinghy into the water. whether this week has encouraged migrants to make the journey . of french president emanuel across says he favors financial sanctions on european countries they refused to take migrants with proven asylum status across held
a working lunch in paris with spain's new prime minister pedro sanchez it is the spanish leaders first official trip abroad since taking office three weeks ago. that there was usually system us about the system of sanction mechanisms which could be implemented in cases of non solidarity it's a debate we will have within a framework of financial possibilities i am for myself in favor of having mechanisms that indeed take this into account we can't have countries that massively benefit from the solidarity of the european union and that massively voice their national selfishness when it comes to migrant issues you know a grenade attack at a political rally in ethiopia's capital has killed at least one person and injured more than one hundred prime minister ahmed had just finished addressing supporters in at is about when it happened is called the attack an attempt to divide the nation be tory again in the reports. this was the moment the grenade exploded close to where prime minister abby asked might was sitting.
for a few moments there was confusion the four members that the security forces came onto the stage and led to safety. witnesses say they saw the man who targeted the prime minister the prime minister were just concluded his speech and that moment there was a grenade. but i think the guy was just trying to see the stage. beside him just took him. just went off and on sunday it was a bloody end to a day that has started with so much optimism hundreds of thousands of ethiopians had gathered in the capital addis ababa mescal square to support the new prime minister since taking office in april the forty two year old has announced a series of reforms including the release of tens of thousands of prisoners the opening of state owned companies to private investment and to propose peace deal
with eritrea in an address to the nation after the attack abby said that those trying to divide ethiopia would not succeed in the in my family why not but that i'm not certain groups planned and coordinated to destroy this large gathering to kill innocent people and to spill blood on our streets they have tried very hard but their entire plot has failed the questions are being raised about whether the security operation for such a large rally was adequate some of the officers have been saying that is an attempt on the life of the prime minister and the definitely. supporting the rally was a great demonstration that there is a solid support for the reformist by the prime minister but at the same time the the great attack have revealed that the reforms are still fragile prime minister abbey says he is determined to bring change to ethiopia but this attack highlights
the lengths some will go to to try and stop him victoria gave him a al-jazeera. it is one of the most popular tourist spots in southwest china at lake eyre high in delhi draws up to forty million visitors each year but the crowds proved to be too much and now the lake has been temporarily closed over concerns about water quality adrian brown has more china is rich in tradition and this is a relatively new one posing for wedding photos before the big day and the high lake in union province is a popular backdrop it's one of china's biggest freshwater lakes and one of its most beautiful. almost forty million people visited in two thousand and sixteen now that rapid growth in tourism. is taking
its toll on these once pristine waters last april the government told the owners of almost two thousand hotels and restaurants near the ancient town of darlie that they'd have to close for a year the order had followed a visit by president xi jinping who'd urged action to save the normally these narrow streets which are such a feature of the old village of dali would be teeming with visitors but since april two thousand and seventeen this place has been like a ghost town and the owners of these businesses simply have no idea when they'll be able to open again a sign of desperation rent contract expiring will sell for low price says this note yearling owns two hotels and says their closure has cost around one million dollars in this incident that hearing i'm from and i know the reasons why people come here because they're looking for somewhere beautiful but the closure of the hotels and
the restaurants there has resulted in big damage to the local tourist industry. it is though the damage to the environment that is the bigger concern to the president there's been a proliferation of new hotels and restaurants discharging untreated sewage directly into the lake workers have also been kept busy by an outbreak of exacerbating the pollution. but more than twelve months on some people like this local farmer complain that there's been little change in the water quality. garment close hotels around the lake so they can't discharge waste water this has improved the water quality in our high lake but not by very much workers laying pipes for a new water treatment system inferi all hotels and restaurants would eventually be connected to these pipes only after that happens will they be allowed to open again
and for many businesses that day can't come soon enough the lake is what draws so many people here but environmentalists warn that the measures taken so far to try to save it may have come too late adrian brown al-jazeera in darley southwest china a poverty immigration and racism these are just some of the social issues that dominated a mass demonstration in the u.s. capital to protest as part of a larger movement that has its roots in the civil rights era of half a century ago rob rounds reports from washington. gathering before the u.s. capitol a diverse group of thousands rallied under the banner of the poor people's campaign calling for a moral revival in the united states the rally featured impassioned speakers songs demanding justice and prayers from clergy of many religions including a sacred song by native americans from the apache tron.
barber of north carolina is one of the main organizers of the campaign this is not fellowship this is revolution bring this mike up cause we intend to get loud and draw a crowd. the campaigners demand living wages for workers universal health care and an end to institutionalized racism police violence and mass incarceration more funding for schools and social programs and less for the military and end to environmental destruction there are about forty million people living in poverty in the united states according to official statistics from the u.s. census bureau but some researcher say the number is much higher as high as one hundred and forty million whatever the true number for the people who gathered here it's far too many and i think that the poor people's campaign something particularly radical in calling out systemic poverty as an evil and evil that the
united states can very easily quell. the campaign is modeled on a similar movement that began fifty years ago by reverend martin luther king jr before his assassination in april one thousand nine hundred sixty eight that summer tens of thousands marched and set up a sprawling camp on the national mall called resurrection city civil rights leader jesse jackson was there the king's we must choose a healing at home and not killing abroad protester said the forced separation of migrant families by the trumpet ministration shows the country's leadership is morally blind it's not just jump it's been like this since he founded this country . the immigration issue is particularly acute now campaign organizers say they are only beginning their fight they plan a major drive to get poor people and their supporters to the polls in the november elections to vote for a profound change in u.s.
society rob reynolds al-jazeera washington. this is algeria it's going around now of our top stories the united states has reportedly told syrian rebels not to expect military support in southern syria need jordan and the israeli occupied golan heights a deescalation zone was established there last year including parts of the provinces of the and connections syria and russia have been carrying out as strikes on the rebel territory going to the reuters news agency the us government sent a message to the heads of free syrian army groups who it has supported in the past zimbabwe's president emerson one guy got survived an apparent grenade attack at a campaign rally before next month's election the bomb was thrown at the zimbabwean leader as he walked off stage in the city of bull away oh when i called the attempt a cowardly attack and said it would not influence the upcoming vote.
this is just. losing jobs sixty. at least one person has been killed and more than one hundred injured at another grenade attack at a political rally in ethiopia's capital at its adler prime minister abu ahmed had just finished addressing supporters. the polls open shortly for turkey's landmark elections the winner will assume vast new presidential powers president richard tiber anyone who's been in power for fifteen years called the snap election eighteen months early he attacked his opposition for lacking vision. is main challenger i mean china painted a bleak picture of turkey under thirty when saying its currency would remain weak and its refugee problems are resolved in all six candidates are running for
president. the us department of homeland security says it's reunited more than five hundred migrant children with their parents at detention facilities on the mexico border roughly two thousand three hundred children taken away in recent weeks president ordered the splitting of families to stop on wednesday women in saudi arabia are now officially allowed to drive for the first time this video is from just hours ago when the ban was lifted at midnight local time the decision is expected to boost the economy with a rise in car sales but women still face a far higher fees for driving courses than men in the kingdom those are the headlines rewind is next. unless we have new generations growing up too understanding of the nation which the. then soon there will be nothing left and will suffer primatologist i'm a conservationist dr jane goodall. hello
welcome to rewind i'm richelle carey since al jazeera english launched more than a decade ago we have built up an extraordinary archive of award winning documentary here on rewind returning to some of the best of them finding out what's happened in the years sense back in two thousand and nine millions of americans were celebrating a new president in the white house promising radical change and a better future president obama inspired the entire nation no more so than a ball.