saudis have expressed their readiness to supply iraq not only with electricity but also in other areas like hell's in and transport a new government as soon supposed to take charge in iraq and its future success will depend on whether it can provide jobs and basic services some of the job eight out of their u.s. president don't trump has been forced into a very public and embarrassing climb down off the politicians across the board criticize his comments about russia mr trump now says he accepts the conclusion by his own intelligence agencies that russia did meddle in the twenty six in the election but only two days ago this is what he told a news conference with vladimir putin in finland people came to me dan coats came to me and some others they said they think it's russian i have president putin he just said it's not russian i will say this i don't see any reason why it would be. well in a stunning reversal mr trump says he misspoke and he blamed it on granma but as our
white house correspondent kimberly halkett now explains the damage seems to have been done. a stunning reversal by u.s. president donald trump the word what incentive would be. faced with nonstop criticism over his press conference with russian president vladimir putin in finland from claims he misspoke and now accepts the conclusion of u.s. intelligence that russia meddled in the twenty sixteen presidential election i have felt very strongly that while russia's actions had no impact at all on the outcome of the election let me be totally clear in saying that and i've said this many times except our intelligence community is conclusion that russia's meddling in the two thousand and sixteen election took place terms of arc's follow a barrage of condemnation from members of his own political party for his initial
acceptance of putin's denial he just said it's not russian of any election interference by the kremlin i remain. but it was shameful i think he needs to fix it morning the republican speaker of the house of representatives equally unequivocal not only did russia interfere in the past it threatens to do so again they're doing it around the world they did it to france they did to moldova they're doing it to the baltics russia is trying to undermine democracy itself democrats are pressuring republicans to reinforce those words with action if donald trump is such an easy mark in helsinki president putin will realize he's an easy mark elsewhere. that's why lawmakers are pushing for further sanctions against russia many are also demanding trump requests the extradition of twelve russians indicted last week or charges of interfering in the twenty sixteen u.s. vote but like the previous administrations my administration has and will continue
to move aggressively to repeal and they have friends and we will we will stop it we were telling. any efforts to get if you are there are elections some democrats are calling for legislation to prevent the president from criticizing the f.b.i. and the department of justice as the president has done in the past so that the special counsel robert muller can continue his investigation into russian interference in the u.s. presidential election kimberly help at al-jazeera the white house we've got a lot more to come here about who's there including to control the nicaraguan neighborhood at the center of the battle against the president plus. officials in hong kong live to bind up for this is called policy a first for the territory. however
throughout eastern europe has been just a poll of clouds it's produced many thunderstorms so much have been useful most of which just decorative and the arc which is remaining is pretty obvious nowadays north of austria running up through poland it sits over an area fairly woman middle twenty's but where it's gone this return to thirty one for example in bucharest is typically thirty's around the south and to the west is what we have again in france it's still pretty hot in spain and it's increasingly warm offer a dismal start to the summer really for portugal now given what's going on the sun still shines on the western side to europe but that mass of green is still the remains of that clad it's warm enough to be sundry in warsaw at twenty nine degrees and despise and all the wind we still got twenty seven in stockholm in fact as a heat warning out for all of finland the last two days well to parts of sweden as well nothing much changes next forty eight hours this is the area for tensional
thunderstorms some which will be useful i do mean use focus as a drought for example in latvia and belgium but most probably won't be and the sun prevails mostly to the west although a hint of sheryl's develop in the baby ski suggests something rather more sundry potentially in western france and in northern spain. the love of chess. after years behind bars he has to be strategic to stay out of prison with his friend and chess master he's planning his next move to get back to society and the game that saved his life discovering new filmmaking talent from around the globe you find latin american jazz lessons on the house is it.
time for us to take a look at the top stories here down to zero the slowing thousands of people are being removed from two northwestern syrian towns that have been besieged by opposition fighters for more than four years the evacuation of until friday is part of a deal between the rebel groups and it rainy and pfizer's who are backing the government and the exchange the government is set to release hundreds of detainees. in the southern province of dead meanwhile the syrian government has scaled up its aerial offensive overnight they've been dozens of air strikes and shelling targeting the city of noah in. a hospital is among the buildings hit. protests are
continuing in southern iraq despite a promise by the prime minister to create jobs and improve public services the armrests began in the oil rich province of balancer last week and has spread to several other large cities in the south. now they spent eighteen days underground a move in a week in hospital in just a few hours from now the twelve tied boys and their football coach will tell the world this sorry they're being discharged from hospital and will be addressing the media family members and psychologists will also take part in the panel as the boys also questions about their role deal when go live now to set vasant correspondent who is going to be covering this event and step first of all it's quite heartening isn't it that the boys recovery seems to be moving a pace so much so that they're ready to be discharged.
exactly they have been gaining some way today of course lost during their ordeal and they have free cover they have been monitored for all kinds of infectious diseases but they're all now declared healthy and the wild boar football team can finally go home and of course it's been more than three weeks that they went into this cave ventured in for just an hour they wanted to celebrate his birthday party of one of their team members and then we all know they got stuck for eighteen days and the dramatic disappearance and also the very dramatic rescue of course has captivated many people around the world and that's why the government has now organized this media event here behind me in a couple of hours after their release from hospital will they will come straight here and it's all very tightly organized it's basically we had to put in questions a day before and it's a talk show a state owned television talk show which will be live on all the time television
stations and basically the journalists from around the world are basically only there to watch it and listen to their answers of course there's a lot of concern about their mental state our interview with a father last night and he also said he was worried about his son although he seems fine right now and they have this incredible bond he sat among each other and with the coach they actually considered a coach you know now more as a father figure but he said he's worried not only about the trauma but also about all this media attention that's been on them for such a short period of time so of course he's very worried about how this will will find child in the future and step bit by bit we're learning more and more details about the individual boys and the lives they lead and many of us have been rather surprised to learn that some of them are considered stateless in thailand. exactly of course this is
a big publicity stunt you can say of from the thai government but sadly four of them including the coach are stateless citizens here in the north of thailand this is is of course a border region and many people have been crossing back and forth but these children have some of them three of them have been crossing and to get better education here on this side of the border but don't have many other rights and now of course with this story involving the spotlight has come on this stateless sedition citizenship nearly five hundred thousand people here in thailand have no nationality they don't have a type passport and interior minister has sad that he wants to speed up the process to give these boys and hopefully also the coach their citizenship but many others of course are wondering what about them rights service and live from china thank you very much indeed. the forces law to make a drug president and stormed a key opposition stronghold at the center of the n.t. government protests in messiah city at least two people were killed dozens more
were injured as police and government supporters advance into the money neighborhood on cheese day now the u.n. has accused the government of widespread human rights abuses at least two hundred seventy five people have been killed in a wave of anti-government protests that started in april. that is being described as the strongest move yet by government to clamp down on the pro independence with and top officials are trying to ban a party that advocates separation from china saying it threatens national security but critics wonder who will be targeted next as while the silver now reports. there are a recent arrival in hong kong's political scene and despite their marginal influence top officials in the city have gone above and beyond to curtail their influence the hong kong national party a pro independence group that advocates separation from china has been given
a three week ultimatum now they have until august seventh to explain writing why the party should not be banned all the species of political pressure. as possible for the political parties and. seizures. every year the first the next one is coming up what's coming up on tuesday police delivered a letter to the group's founder and chan saying it was recommending a ban on his party due to national security concerns in hong kong we have freedom of association but that such rights is not without prescription. holding to a halt to the rights holder the rules. of restriction is can be made by law. if it is necessary in the interests of national security john lee warned that he found deed he decided to ban the party anyone attending meetings or making
donations to the group could face up to two years in prison he added however they'd still be given a chance to appeal his decision with hong kong's most powerful politician the city's chief executive kerry lamb. it marks the first time a political party's targeted under the society's ordinance a piece of legislation that has been previously criticized by a un human rights body for unduly restricting freedom of association these kind of conditions would have a chilling effect on the society. because we don't know what it means by national security the government censors. and any groups can be accused of endangering national security calls for independence have grown louder in hong kong after a wave of pro-democracy protests that brought the city to a standstill in twenty four teams failed to achieve its goals the was
the then activists seeking more autonomy or all out independence for the city have been barred from running in elections or even detained but many chinese city that has prided itself on the unique freedoms enjoyed by citizens alarm bells are already ringing as concerns spreads over whose freedom will have to be limited next in the name of national security which won the silver al-jazeera and the first ethiopian airlines flight to eritrea in two decades is due to depart today that's wednesday this is the latest move to restore relations between the african countries after two decades of hostility it has his prime minister made a landmark visit to eritrea as capital asmara earlier this month and then the eritrean president is here as a forward he traveled to add a seven for state visit. south africa has marked the one hundredth anniversary of the birth of nelson mandela the former leader known to many as the father of the
nation a ceremony in johannesburg paid tribute to the man who tried to united the divided country when mandela became president in ninety ninety four he launched his dream for a reconciled rainbow nation but that's how to report south africa still has a long way to go. i know my share but nasa attended the truth and reconciliation commission hearings in south africa shortly after apartheid ended she wanted to find out why government soldiers shot her brother at a train station in one thousand nine hundred three she was unable really told the truth about why he died and says she can't forgive and forget she's now part of a group with people like me to try and find a way to heal there were three bodies that lay on the side of the tracks they had been shot a week later we were told his remains were at a mortuary i had to go through body bags looking for him. nelson mandela so that because first black democratically elected leader made reconciliation
a priority of his presidency one of his biggest achievements was his role in city of the truth and reconciliation commission it investigated crimes committed during apartheid on both sides to try and unify a racially divided nation political analysts say it worked to a certain extent at that time there was uncertainty about the country's future and whether the different races could live together but more than twenty years later south africa still struggles with the race and other challenges factions in the ruling african national congress threaten to defy the continent's oldest liberation movement millions of black south africans continue to live in shanty towns with little access to running water electricity or quality health care nelson mandela's legacy of color and and reconciliation has been threatened or will be years by social conflict in south africa this country has one of the highest rates of inequality in the world the poor black majority say they want jobs and land some sort africans feel the promises of a better life for all made in one thousand nine hundred four haven't materialized
in many areas of the country. and. are they going to see employment in their lifetime it's a question that needs to be all strategically some young people born after apartheid are starting to ask questions about whether mandela spent too much time focusing on reconciliation instead of improving conditions for the poor. and others in her group say they admire mandela's willingness to forgive people even those who refuse to apologize for the crimes they committed during apartheid she says she still trying to find that strength and hopes today's leaders work harder to build a more racially and economically inclusive south africa the kind of country some say mandela would have wanted to see how. janet spoke and in sports the tiger woods is sounding rather confident ahead of his return to golf oldest major tournament the british open the three time winner will play at the championship for the first time in three years after recovering from back surgery woods hasn't made
a great comeback at majors this year finishing tied for thirty second at the masses and failing to make the cut at the u.s. open but the american believes the carnoustie course in scotland could be his best chance of adding to his fourteen major titles it's great seeing it on t.v. but it's even better in person and i remember how it feels to come down lost all of the chance to win it and knowing that i'm i may never have that opportunity again. there were some some times in the distant feel very good. but now to have the option to come back to carnoustie to play here in scotland again. it's a i've said this before it's right to share it's been a blessing. there were some times where i didn't point out every bill do this again and lo and behold here i am playing my third major of the year.
to take a look at the top stories here and out there thousands of people are being boss out of two northwestern syrian towns that have been besieged by opposition fighters for more than four years the evacuation of the fryer is part of a deal between the rebel groups and it rainin fighters who are backing the government and in exchange the government is due to release hundreds of detainees meanwhile in the southern province of durai the syrian government has scaled up his aerial offensive overnight they've been dozens of air strikes in shelling targeting the city of now while a hospital is among the buildings hit the protests are continuing in southern iraq despite a promise by the prime minister to create jobs and improve public services the armrest again in the oil rich province of basser last week and has since spread to several other large cities in the south in a few hours from now the twelve tide boys and their football coach will tell the
world about their old deal of being trapped eighteen days underground being discharged from hospital and will be addressing the media family members and psychologists will also take part in the panel. forces loyal to nicaragua's president has stormed a key opposition stronghold at the center of anti-government protests in messiah city at least two people were killed and dozens were injured as police and armed government supporters advance into the money neighborhood the un has accused the government of widespread human rights abuses. the first ethiopian airlines flight to eritrea in two decades has departed from addison it's a lazy move to restore relations between the african countries after two decades of hostility ethiopia's prime minister made a landmark visit to eritrea as capital as smart earlier this month then the eritrean president is yes after working travelled to others of
a for an historic state visit russia today those are the latest headlines from us here at al-jazeera i'll be back in thirty minutes after inside story. we understand the different things. and the similarities of cultures across the world so no matter how you take it al-jazeera will bring you the news and current affairs that matter to al-jazeera. a step towards a brighter future that still trumps assessment of his summit with plotting their roots in helsinki but he faces strong criticism over his stance on annexing meddling what will be the summits legacy and is there a new world order being formed this is inside story.
i know they're welcome to the program i'm nora cottle direct open and deeply productive dialogue that's how u.s. president donald trump describes his controversial summit with the russian leader vladimir putin the two men said they touched on a wide range of international and regional issues during their private meeting in helsinki on monday but one particular topic has overshadowed the talks russia's meddling in the two thousand and sixteen u.s. presidential election which has been confirmed by the u.s. intelligence community and congress will begin our discussion in just a moment but first is out of massive space in helsinki. face to face ahead of a solo meeting a meeting that lasted over two and a half hours but if you were hoping they would solve any of the world's problems you'll be sorely disappointed instead when they spoke to reporters their comments were dominated by their views on the most toxic political issue in the u.s.
an issue that just got more controversial as they seemed mainly to agree on it during today's meeting i addressed directly with president putin the issue of russian interference in our elections i felt this was a message best delivered in person spend a great deal of time talking about it and president putin may very well want to address it and very strongly because he feels very strongly about it and here's an interesting idea putin then explained that idea he'd get russian authorities to interview the twelve hackers even though the allegation is they were working on behalf of those same or thoughts is or he said they could set up a joint us russian investigation team with one condition north of there wouldn't. this kind of effort should be a mutual one then we would expect that the americans would reciprocate and they've
they would question the shoals including the officers of law enforcement and intelligence services of the united states whom we believe who have something to do with illegal actions on the territory of russia. trump called that an incredible offer he was then asked a straight question every u.s. intelligence agency has concluded that russia did what hu my first question for you sir is who do you believe remarkably he answered by switching to a completely different subject which is not part of the investigation hillary clinton's e-mails what happened to hillary clinton's e-mails thirty three thousand e-mails gone just gone i think in russia they wouldn't be gone so easily twenty two months after the election he still seems determined to reaffirm the legitimacy of his when i beat hillary clinton easily the electoral college is much more
advantageous for democrats as you know than it is to republicans we won the electoral college by a lot one last question was simple yes important. president putin did you want president trump to win the election. yes i did because he talked about bringing the right us relationship back to normal i've lost count of the number of times over the last eighteen months that i've described comments by president trump as extraordinary but this what was supposed to be a summit between the two most powerful leaders in the world is taking things to a new level the president may have been trying to robustly make his case about the twenty sixteen election but there seems little doubt that he's only made matters worse for himself james al-jazeera helsinki. well let's introduce our panel now and joining us from washington d.c.
joel rubin former u.s. deputy assistant secretary of state and paris remy an associate fellow at the french institute of international and strategic affairs and moscow vyacheslav masses of former russian diplomats a very warm welcome to all of you jonah start with you because this is being called by people in america the worst summits in the history of u.s. russia relations would you agree with that well yes i would and i think that's an understatement as someone who served in national security positions for more than a decade i felt like it was a humiliating experience to watch the press conference yesterday the president didn't stand up for american interests or values he kowtow divide mere pruden he essentially threw the american intelligence community under the bus and said that our intelligence assessments are not important as long as the person who committed an attack against our democracy says he didn't do it so it was
a very depressing moment for those of us who've worked in national security and for the american people across party lines this is a very confusing day for americans they've got to solve the very strong reaction that we're getting there from america humiliating experience jill says what's been the reaction there in russia. well in the rushes they considered that it was a very great step ahead. in concerning our russian and american relationship first of all the second. day i met are going to be a relation of digger i dated below zero last decayed so i think that this meeting demonstrate in new approach from american side and russian side. getting pushed back for developing at this by letter liberalizations in favor or of international law in faroe walled or in favor of interests of both sides
i cannot say that meeting ended by zero point zero of ending. bye bye bye bye trump because this. achievement is far in the interests of all humanity i think that in russia they look at this and not waiting very much from this meeting concret deals are made the latest on the grain on any other sanctions and your other regions of the world but in the russia looking at this event as a by do you need a door of up what unit is that opened by two presidents i don't even for all humanity and that is that is open to some hairy hats and russia how exactly does this benefit everyone in the wild oh. our reaction is push it if
it streamed it positive and it is. in knowing seeing was in russia and by a foreign policy is. affected by our now our position in. in the world because of the. extremely. tense tension in by letter relation we didn't i didn't states or all of the united states in world policy is that all of us for all in economy in politics and in many other things so i think that it is a big big step ahead but not mom there is no deal so there is no agreement there is no some concrete the results of this meeting but it's not so important then then seeing remy let me tell you it is made on to romney then let me tie let time a lesson come the idea in a manner let me just move on to romney on the one hundred had that it's a humiliating experience for the u.s.
on the other hand a big step ahead in the sheepman for humanity what's your take on it. well donald trump's show of defiance has been seen well as some criticism and maybe some irony on the parts of some european governments and media commands but small generally does one thing ness among european countries especially in canton intell europe to somehow appease tensions with russia it's been quite clear the past few years and these developments and sems of europe's and their policies especially in germany with the plank construction of the north stream to pipeline so at the same time europe pays for maintaining. sanctions and trying to somehow mend size and have a two to develop economy creations. with russia and russia also has
become another ments in the rising tensions between the you and the us. don't has accused germany or of being under the influence of the kremlin well obviously germany the german government also has been critical of trump unease approach to what to russia but also refusing to broaden sanctions to to include d.n.a. adjacent to the larger tensions between the u.s. and e.u. and duck includes russia but it's in a quite products a cool manner but more generally does does this willingness to to somehow appease tensions i mean we see trying to somewhat of a disrupt a day or a one one hand in one week renny we saw him blasting naysay and then just a few days later busting up person i mean that's got to alarm the e.u. . well the certainly
a big political game at the moment with trump criticizing european governments for their relates of low defense expenditures at the same time. getting closer to russia so that's also an economy excite to. today's political game as put the tramp has been very critical of the was a couple especially of germany's traits plus. you can see that the german government is trying. to keep a lead on tensions in order to avoid some type of specially on comic sports so it's a last political gamble taking place at this moment the french government is being a little more search tools to us when it comes to trade issues but really
russia is just one part of these i mean from a european perspective russia is one part of these growing tensions between the you and the u.s. so generally it's not surely just about defining one come on approach to to russia it's to russia it's it's a bit more complicated than that especially given the. trade tension at the moment joe why has trump broken so decisively with what the u.s. stance towards russia has been for very many is well first and foremost i want to make sure that we understand something here about the united states engaging russia in the obama administration the united states negotiated agreements with russia on nuclear weapons related to new start on syria and chemical weapons and sanctuary was engaging in diplomacy with russia on multiple levels russia the chose to.
invade ukraine and chose to invade american democracy and what that did was that in addition to human rights violations at home that created these tensions and so when president trump has come in and sort of pushed to the side of the argument that in the past somehow everything was done wrong by the united states and that's completely misreading the recent history of american russian relations so i think right now where we are as president trump is trying to rewrite the history and not really stand up for any of the american policy positions that we have over years and decades been pursuing and advancing towards russia we did this in the cold war with the soviet union where there were tensions and conflicts that we had negotiations with the soviet union on multiple issues while also criticizing them but that's no longer the case apparently apparently dealing with russia means only agreeing with russia no longer being able to criticize and deal with them and
that's problematic for american national security i get just of if you honest i you surprised that we didn't see trump calling out any of russia's provokers have actions. oh i think that the boardin gave up salute likelier of you about this interview friends in america under your let's move it was a way to need it then it's from them and let's look at crime in involvement in ukraine bringing down a russian plane supporting assad many other recent russian beuys different russian view a different. american the european relation first of all is not just subject all russian policy it is subject of american the european relations and specific of a. polish it does europe does not though and in many others think in you're going on the it in military and field so it is not up to russia to interfere in this relations between america and europe no but my point. used to herring this kind of
criticism from u.s. presidents was russia way use of well we have here at this time. or we have. thought america or europe in their interference in a grainy and or situation for example because could you and seraing alleged emit a government you know called each in a key if it was made by john mike in victoria nuland and many are there with the west on the present that yes officially. well involved in this process over strolling alleged to make government then give their chief their goals what do you blame their option they brought to look at the power as a russian point of your. four forces connected in the second world
war with germany that went germans that well fighting russian russian army during the second world war and now they're dominating in the oak re-employed but polish it a bit pull in a crew you can grainier refuse to acknowledge this changes and it is for you know ok well let me know ok i'm going to try and bring us back from getting too involved in the ins and outs of what happened in crimea and ukraine because that is a whole subject that dissolves into that the whole inside story to be devoted to it is going to bring us back to the reaction that we've been seeing to this particular summits and present trump has come under fire for defending russia over accusations of election into ferentz not politicize from both sides of the political divide have expressed outrage what the president did. side with our number one enemy who is attacking the united states daily in a variety of ways and be literally kneecapping our allies is just appalling
and demands some kind of explanation and republican senator john mccain called trump's news conference with latimer putin disgraceful in a statement he said the damage inflicted by president trumps naivety egotism false equivalence and sympathy for autocrats is difficult to calculate. the director of national intelligence dan coats publicly breaking with donald trump and saying russia interfered in the u.s. election this is what he had to say we've been clear in our assessments of russian meddling in the two thousand and sixteen election and their ongoing pervasive efforts to undermine our democracy and we will continue to provide on vanished and of objective intelligence in support of our national security so we look at some of these reactions how much trouble is trump in that home. i think we're now in a new stage in trump's relations with congress and with the american people this
really performance yesterday fed into a lot of the concerns that democrats have been expressing about who's really in charge in this relationship and so now it only will give you lots of the fire for democrats in congress for example to call for preventing the supreme court nominee from moving forward because there are questions about the legitimacy of president trump's. presidency and this is what president the irony here is that president trump attempted to stamp out the questions of the election interference yesterday he tried to do this over a year ago when he fired then cia director jim comi tried to end the russian vest occasion and it ended up exacerbating the problems and we have the robert mueller investigation we may very well see the same dynamic now where democrats in congress will be able to peel off republicans and open up questions about what is really going on because we just don't know we don't know what happened in that two hour
and ten minute meeting we don't know what they discussed and we do know what we saw in public which is very troubling across the political spectrum and so i think that there is a more much more tension that's going to come about as a result of yesterday romney it is a big question isn't it what happened behind those closed doors what was discussed and that and a half private meeting and what are your feelings on that. well lots of issues were discussed obviously. political much as in particular some some economy kwan's some some of those issues where obviously mentioned during the prince the surprising press conference others will remain more. discreet but certainly does does a lot going on that's not just about donald trump also about u.s. policy on several issues also on the middle east that's a very important. also for european governments as russia has become
a presence in the middle east and on some issues are really critical to to europe and she european stability like the syrian civil war and. the migration crisis also more and more generally so all of these issues are really part of a broader political political gaiman's odds real really shoes to to tackle so it's not just about. i mean really negative on one side or collusion on the other it's small more complex than that certainly and in a sense it's a pity that those really important debates are somehow being overshadowed by by those those other issues. you have for meddling in an u.s. u.s. of actions so that there's an english on me on they have a history has no mention of them in this press conference i mean that was so list so in the way of details on any of these very crucial issues so that says that is
the feeling that the status quo just remains on things like crimea on issues like syria on issues like oms control. well i think there are quite a lot of international issues that the gunsight on that too at present tense because there are a role of the united stance in the world policy. and no one can deny because in you what's happening in this globe it is. concerned american foreign policy is like going to russia in many ways so i think. two presidents have zero right to talk privately and they talk privately more than two hours after as it begins a break in presence of foreign ministers and secretary of state but i think that. they are responsible to make report to their. palmettos
a public were in the vote form they called into consideration considerations of it when i just said on the russian federation i don't seeing that. in this concrete situation when donald trump was on didn't go on to go up struction saw the area of great pressure on him inside the united states from his open ends and what did it well who would demand what is dissident demands of them do it president promise not there not to acknowledge an illegitimate of keys election blaming russian for interference i'm sorry if russia cares if there's a right and possibility to influence and the american presidential elections i can't believe it ok but you know that's that's just that's on to that.
well. with all due respect one can believe it or not but the american intelligence community has the tools and the capabilities of identifying influence operations conducted against united states and it did so and there's a lot of electronic influence that was executed through social media twitter facebook as well as potentially money provided there have been indictments about this money provided to groups to run political support for one candidate there was hacking into the democratic national committee there's a paper trail and i trust that our intelligence community in our law enforcement knows what it's looking for and i do agree though that we should have a report about what it was that was discussed in this two hour meeting we don't know i hope that it was about the policy issues outlined by by by by our colleague here on the show but i'm not sure and until we have that answer i don't believe
that the agencies the states farm the defense department the intelligence community will know what to do and i don't think our congress will know how to react so we need transparency right now from that two hour meeting now be very interesting to see if we get says oh not will many thanks very much for joining us today joel rubin. and matters of. and thank you to very much for watching you can see the program again any time by visiting a website that's al-jazeera dot com and for this question to go to all face that pace that's facebook dot com for a.j. inside story it was a join the conversation on twitter at inside story from me laura kyle and the whole team hand it's by and. i.
we headed to jerusalem bureau covered israeli palestinian affairs we cover the story with a lot of intimate knowledge we covered it with that we don't dip in and out of the story we have presence here all the time apart from being a cameraman it's also very important to be a journalist to know the story very well before going into the fields covering the united nations and global the policy for al-jazeera english is pretty incredible this is where talks happen and what happens there matters. leaving the fighting but with nowhere to go to schools of syrians trying to cross into the occupied golan heights but will israel let them in.
without is there live from also coming out i will say this i don't see any reason why it would be. trump changed his tune the u.s. president admits the russians did interfere with the presidential election less than twenty four hours after saying they didn't i said the word would instead of what. the senate should have been i don't see any reason why i will be. returning to normal life after the cave risking the twelve time football is in their coach prepared to be discharged from hospital. and remembering the ramana off for russia marks a hundred years since the murder of nicholas by the bolsheviks. thousands of people are being bought out of to northwest and syrian towns that have been besieged by opposition forces for more than four years. as the evacuation in full
year of fryer is part of a deal between the rebel groups and the rainy of fighters who are backing the government around one hundred buses are taking these prove government fighters and their families to areas that are under the army's control and exchange the government is set to release hundreds of detainees meanwhile in the southern province of residents there say it's like doomsday after coming under attack by government forces have been dozens of air strikes and shelling overnight targeting the city of now while a hospital is among the buildings hit is the largest urban center still under rebel control in this southern province. thousands of displaced civilians meanwhile and now trapped between that intensive government offensive and the closed border fence with israel hundreds of them are taking shelter along the israeli occupied golan heights on tuesday displaced families approached the border fence seeking sanctuary
well our correspondent stephanie decker is there in the israeli occupied golan heights and from where you are stephanie what can you see to give us more information more detail about the situation confronting these people. probably see behind me are let's zoom in to what is a very active battlefield unfolding right in front of us which is of course the syrian government's backed by russia to take back the last pockets of rebel held areas here in southern syria of course borders the israeli occupied golan heights now along the fact that you could probably also see in the shots you see. dotted really along this border these are the i.d.p.'s the displaced people those people that you probably just saw who got closer to the fence yesterday waving makeshift white flags signaling to. israeli forces perhaps from what we understand wanting
safe touches you can understand the dynamics of this because they call and leave this fence it's not just israel it's jordan it's all the bordering countries of syria have their borders closed over the last few years and you can see how close this war is to them i mean literally been standing here for the last few hours we've seen mortars artillery intensive air strikes in the town of now which is on the other side of where we are a bit further to the right at some point seeing six of them come in consecutively so that just gives you an indication of how desperate these people are they don't have anywhere to go there's no organized aid effort for them here it is hot yes the israeli army has helped out with some tents and some you know supplies for them we've spoken to the army and they've told us that they're not concerned about what is going on and again the certainly the political message here is that they're not going to allow any syrian i.d.p.'s into israel i'm how many people would you say
we're talking about stephanie and this is any indication that the israelis are prepared to consider offering these people sanctuary given that they are between a rock and a hard place. well the united nations estimated that around one hundred sixty thousand have fled the fighting in the entire province. you can see that sonera strike in the distance that's close to now which is where there's a there's a real active campaign going on by the syrian government well according to the israeli government according to the israeli defense minister he said not one single syrian will be allowed in as i mentioned at the army has helped but these people are stuck. they've been stuck for years there's millions of people who are internally displaced the fighting now is so in such a small pocket you have i saw affiliated groups further down to the right then you have the other rebel forces in this area that you're watching and then what you're
seeing in the distance which is there are strikes is the syrian government. along this border you have. they cannot get in if they can't cross so they're hoping this close to the fence with israel so they're at least safe from airstrikes but certainly from what we've been seeing play out here in the last couple of hours is that you are also seeing military action probably about a kilometer from where those people are so that certainly must be absolutely terrible. all right stephanie decker live in the occupied golan heights thank you very much. now human rights groups are calling israel's suspension of fuel imports into gaza an immoral act of collective punishment israel has banned fuel from entering the palestinian territory until sunday it says it's in response to attacks by hamas and warns that is prepared to go even further the impact on almost three million residents of girls there is huge. for the explains. there at
the. border post. crossing. from israel but the israeli government has now closed it it says it food and medicine in. on a case by case basis but is not a few essential for power in gaza as basic services many of the almost two million people here only get electricity for four to six hours a day. for the most serious and you know i hope this fuel blockade doesn't last because it will cause hundreds of problems and life will stop sewage and rubbish will pile up and other projects will come to an end people will not be able to go to work the ministry of health will not be able to treat patients that official in gaza city will say tells us that gaza needs around seven hundred thousand liters of gasoline and diesel every day just to meet its basic needs now with these new restrictions by israel that fuel simply isn't coming in anymore of course gaza is
have already suffered twelve years of israel's land and sea blockade in these latest restrictions come after the worst escalation of violence between hamas and israel since the two thousand and fourteen war. israel says it launched dozens of air strikes at how mass targets in the gaza strip in response to palestinian protesters kites or balloons carrying molotov cocktails across its goals offense hamas responded by launching around two hundred rockets mortars and incendiary devices and egyptian brokered cease fire was announced on saturday night israel says fires caused by the kites have destroyed more than ten thousand hectares of crops and private land in recent weeks has also put further restrictions on gaza's fishing industry reducing the area fishermen can work in from six to within three nautical miles is just amazing to at least fifty thousand families are in some way
involved in fishing in gaza. has been decreasing our fishing area for years they have killed and injured fishermen and confiscated forty five boats they are trying to get us out of to say and put her to. pressure on gaza the ceasefire between hamas and the israeli military is holding but hamas says it cannot stop every palestinian from protesting using the crates and balloons israel says it will continue to target them until they stop. gaza. to iraq now where protests are continuing despite a promise by the prime minister to create jobs and improve public services the armrests began in the city of basra last week and has since spread to several other large cities in the south demonstrators are angry about government corruption and mismanagement of oil funds some of the for us.
even late at night protesters continue to block roads and security forces try to stop the demonstrators lit fires on many streets in oil rich by the prime minister's offer for more jobs and cash for development have failed to convince them why even if you might i like me to feel we have been listening to the calls and demands of all iraqi citizen and also their grievances we also providing sufficient budget to cover all basics electricity water and job opportunities. as day broke iraqi security forces had to fire in the air to disperse hundreds of protesters at this oil field in basra for days southern iraq has been seething with high temperatures and public anger a number of demonstrators have been arrested some protests turned violent but the demonstrators at oil fields at the main port in basra and in other southern provinces have largely remained peaceful. this protest was invited province with people chanting the same demands for jobs and better public services or slightly
more says we demand that they fix the institutions and now we need corruption and we demand also that they complete the i'm finished projects there's been widespread criticism of internet blackouts and the use of force iraq's interior ministry says more hundred than two. people have been injured and dozens of security personnel have been treated in hospital. we are adamant to protect the ongoing demonstrations against any malice by infiltrators who attempt to undermine the safety and well being of protesters and state institutions those infiltrators who undermine the safety of our citizens and the people's resources will be dealt with firmly and with zero tolerance. one of the biggest issues people face is the perpetual lack of electricity which becomes worse during the summer. private generators meet the demand with spaghetti of electric cables on every street for two weeks iran has cut off a thousand megawatts because iraq hasn't paid its bills and iraqi delegation failed
to convince iran to resume supplies and. iran supplies six thousand five hundred megawatts which is half of iraq's nationwide electricity production and that's why when iran pulls out from providing electricity it means a collapse of iraq's power grid i believe that a visit by the iraqi side to saudi arabia is very important because the saudis have expressed their readiness to supply iraq not only with electricity but also in other areas like hell's in and transport a new government as soon supposed to take charge in iraq and its future success will depend on whether it can provide jobs and basic services solid job there u.s. president donald trump has been forced into a very public and embarrassing climbdown all the politicians across the board criticize his comments about russia now says he accepts the conclusion by an intelligence agency is that russia did meddle in the twenty sixteen action but two days ago this is what he told the.