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al jazeera. omar al bashir becomes a leader to visit damascus since the syrian war began nearly eighty years ago. i'm fully back to watching al jazeera live from doha also ahead. it. thousands out on the streets in hungary protesting against prime minister viktor orban and calling labor reforms slave law all. day on the outskirts of the many poor city of. song on tuesday and cuban filmmakers push boundaries despite the challenge of censorship.
a president accused of war crimes has become the first arab leader to visit syrian president bashar assad in damascus since the beginning of the war nearly eighty years ago say media code sudan's president omar al bashir expressing his hope that syria will recover its important role in the region as soon as possible syria was expelled from the arabic shortly after war broke out in twenty levon the assad government has been accused by the un and rights groups of committing multiple war crimes and it's not just sudan several other countries have recently indicated they may be willing to normalize relations with the syrian government in early october president assad gave his first interview to a go face newspaper since twenty levon he told the kuwaiti paper that western and
delegations had already begun work to resume diplomatic and economic ties just a week prior to that bahrain's foreign minister surprise observers by embracing the syrian counterpart walid on while i'm on the sidelines of a un general assembly meeting in new york and even neighboring israel has taken steps towards improving relations with the assad regime its connector crossing in the occupied golan heights was partially reopened in mid october under russian military supervision jordan also reopen the crossing into syria at that same month turkey is the last major backer of the syrian opposition helping them hold a part of northern syria but its foreign minister now say zonker is prepared to engage with damascus if the assad government held and one free and failed actions. everybody should be able to walk the eligible ones in syria and also out of syria including the refugees in my country and neighboring countries and in other countries to resettle in the last seven years and it has to be
a very credible one transparent democratic and fair elections and then at the end syrian people will decide who is going to rule the country after this election if it is a democratic elections and if it is a credible one then everybody should consider them. now they are a sham me is director of the center for middle east studies at the university of denver he says arab countries are trying to play a role in the reconstruction of syria. well i think they're trying to perhaps whoop assad away from his alliance with iran. the number one priority for the assad regime today after crushing all opposition to his rule is economic reconstruction the west is not going to invest in that economic reconstruction but there are very wealthy arab states that do have the resources the financial resources and so i suspect part of the agenda here is to see whether
they that whether you know bashar al assad can be influenced financially. with reconstruction aid in exchange for weakening his alliance with iran you know if it wasn't for the wrongs. participation in the horrific war in syria over the last you know seven years bashar al assad would not be alive today he said he would be in power so you are on has a huge amount of influence i don't think at the end of the day that bashar assad will break his alliance with iran and switch sides but i think what's i think much more fundamental and i think what's uniting bashar al assad with other. arab states in the region is that bashar al assad and other leaders of the arab states in the middle east share a common national security concern and that national security concern is fear of their own populations fear of democracy fear of political change so in that sense
they have a very common sort of set of concerns that they that they're trying to fight and push back against the u.s. one turkey against taking any further military action in syria at present rachet type bedouin has threatened to enter the northern city of money if the u.s. doesn't remove kurdish fighters take it considers them to be terrorists but they have partnered with the u.s. in the fight against al in a foreign policy chief eric tekkie should not undermine the u.s. led coalition again thyself. and turkey has accused european countries of turning a blind eye to the made of. the saudi journalist was killed inside the kingdom's consulate in istanbul on october second u.n. secretary general antonio terrace has renewed his call for saga arabia to investigate the murder properly xina had to report me some bill. it's been almost three months since she was killed inside the saudi consulate in istanbul turkey
continues to accuse saudi arabia of trying to cover up the crime because of its lack of transparency in the investigation turkey is also frustrated with what it sees as an action on the part of the west many european countries who are promoting the freedom of media for freedom of expression are closing their eyes and this country and the politicians you know you see this statement putting some sanctions on the people who are already in prison who will never be visiting doors countries calls are now growing louder for an international investigation but we have said since the beginning is it's absolutely essential to have a credible investigation and to have the punishment of those that were killed turkey has recently said there are discussions about opening an international investigation because a lack of cooperation from saudi arabia is blocking progress present are the one doesn't know that that does not that he can't do this alone he does need the
backing up and the full force of the international arena we do see the west trying not to be in wild with this but as we see that we also see president are the one pushing this and not letting it go so she's killing sparked international outrage and condemnation but there has been little action against saudi arabia a un investigation would according to experts put more pressure on riyadh but there needs to be international political will. findings of this mission is not binding for both parties so this the shortcoming of this very winding missions are. they need a higher level of cooperation this has this. existed when it comes to the international commission want to enter to myanmar that has been established by the. united nations human rights commission in rome with has refused to and through the country for the investigators
a position saudi arabia is likely to take it insists it will handle the case on its soil turkish officials are growing impatient with what they describe as a lack of seriousness on the part of saudi authorities even president reza tell you border guard has been more outspoken he used to avoid mentioning muhammad bin sound man by name he has now criticized the saudi crown prince's explanation on a killing and accuse those who took an active part in the murder of being his closest aides turkey is not softening its stance but it continues to tread carefully to menton ties with saudi arabia but pursuing an international investigation would hurt that relationship senator al jazeera istanbul and sanjay arabia has denounced the u.s. senate after accusing its conference of ordering the murder of jamal high shoji in a statement released by the saudi press agency the kingdom's foreign ministry calls
it blatant interference in its internal affairs it describes the killing of jamal as a crime that doesn't reflect saudi policy in other world news at least twelve people have died in twenty five others have been wounded in violence around yemen sports city official data i. with the rebels and saudi backed government forces have been fighting south and east of her data through our saturday night and into sunday afternoon a un brokered ceasefire deal comes into effect on tuesday who data process is about seventy percent of the country's food aid and other imports and the u.n. secretary general has warned that much worse lies in store for yemen unless its warring sides reach a peace deal he said the number of people needing aid will continue to rise if there is no end to the conflict. declaration of feminine is a technical declaration that relates to a number of indicators. and sometimes people think that affected feminism not that
it doesn't means that people are not suffering no there is a high level of hunger in yemen we are supporting eight million people with food in yemen and we assume that if the humanitarian situation does not improve will be supporting forty million people next year and there is indeed how you get in yemen that is extremely worrying the question of calling it feminism as i said a strictly technical seemed related to a number of images but images but the effect that was not declared does not in any way. diminishes a huge concern with a very high level of hunger that exists in in yemen with the number of people dying in very dramatic circumstances and with the effect that to be dealt because we will be facing in two thousand and nineteen much worst situation dems today
thousands of people have protested in hungary's capital buter pests it's the fourth demonstration this week against prime minister viktor orban and controversial last passed by his right wing government rory chalons reports. for the fourth day now protesters have been on the streets of the hungary in capital budapest recent law changes abroad thousands of people out to denounce prime minister viktor orban is right wing government united on the long haul idea i think that this content is growing and with this not only anger and frustration but also those voices which would like to make change. i do not again banish an inch of my game when i'm mad at bashing like i have had enough and so have my friends this is now not about opposition politicians about who stands on which side but this is about the discontent of hunger in society yet we have had enough of. the rally started last wednesday following the passing of two new laws one gives the government control
over a new administrative court system the other perhaps more unpopular move increases allowable workplace overtime from two hundred fifty to four hundred hours a year victor or vans majority in parliament allowed him to push through the legislation despite complaints from trade unions rights groups and opposition parties they say increasing overtime could harm workers health and the government shouldn't control the courts the government says it wants a more efficient legal system and a more flexible labor code i think what these protests suggest is that underlying the current popular. scene in election tom obviously will say not mean that he's. going to resemble a discount. and this. comes to the fore when the government introduced let's be seen by many as being against their interests the e.u. has seemed unsure how to respond to
a government in one of its member states consolidating power by restricting civil liberties but in september the european parliament voted to impose sanctions on hungry for ignoring the rules on democracy civil rights and corruption the government says those claims are not true picked over and says his aim is to build an a liberal democracy in hungary and he's faced little meaningful opposition but anger over the so-called slave law is a reminder that it does still exist chalons al-jazeera. still ahead on al-jazeera and al-jazeera investigation finds names between france's main political parties and a far right movements that calls for the expulsion of muslims and he came to the u.s. as a child auction vietnam war now he could be one of thousands threatened with deportation .
through tranquil arabian can you. imagine i can feel it and it's in the shop going to. hell or going to welcome back we're here cross china we're looking quite nice over the next few days not a lot of clouds or rain to talk about on the forecast map here as we go towards monday up here to shanghai maybe about thirteen degrees few hong kong at twenty two but we're going to be seeing those exclusive guys stay in the forecast unless you go out here towards the west where we do see a little bit more rain and maybe some higher elevation snow across parts of the himalayas down towards the south noyo maybe attempt a few of about thirty two degrees well as we go down towards the south here into parts of the indonesia as well as into thailand we do expect to see some very heavy rain over the next few days with those thunderstorms in the afternoon that has been the trend we don't think to see that is going to change too much down towards singapore attempt a few of thirty one degrees and as we go towards tuesday a little bit cloudy here in the area where the temps are there about thirty degrees
for you and then very quickly across parts of india well down towards the south we are watching a cyclone making landfall particular here along the eastern shore line it's going to be a weeks i clone maybe tropical storm intensity when it makes landfall but we do expect to see some heavy rain along the coast stretching all the way up here towards kolkata now as we go towards tuesday a lot of that rain mixed way up towards parts of a bangladesh but new delhi is going to be seeing a touch a few of about twenty degrees and clear. the weather sponsored by cats are always. the tunas in scientist who led a double life so secret even kept it from his family. but his activities would have a military impact for which he would pay the ultimate price. out as zero world investigates the life and death of miami. the tunisian drone engineer.
you're watching al-jazeera a reminder of our top stories this hour sudan's president omar al bashir has become the first beater to visit syria since it beginning of the war nearly eight years ago state media course in his hope that syria will recover a simpleton role in the region as soon as possible. at least twelve people have died and twenty five others have been wounded in the latest outbreak of violence around yemen sports city a full data the fighting between who with the rebels and saudi iraq he backed government forces comes just two days before a cease fire is due to begin and thousands of people have been protesting in
hungary's capital what's being called a slave law this is a fourth week in a row people have demonstrated again seen reforms of vick told once rightwing government. al-jazeera is investigative unit has discovered links between a far right movement that calls for the expulsion of muslims from europe and senior figures in one of france's main political parties in the second part of a yearlong investigation we found that members of marine le pen's party privately supported a policy called migration to it harrison has this report. is a member of the european parliament for national rally policy led by marine le pen until recently called the national front. was elected to its national council at the policies congress in leave earlier this year. our undercover reporter recorded a bar run by a far right movement known as generation identity that was essential to get at it
reluctant and there's other aspects but it's not a slam on us what atmospherics need now. that there could be before she's going to leverage our little not only. rational ready again. generation identity is europe's fastest growing fall right movement it calls for immigrants to be returned to their supposed countries of origin to prevent white europeans being replaced by outsiders the shivani is at the citadel a ball which acted as the legal headquarters of generation identity. says the politicians must hide the far right views until they are empowered. to think as they have that's not m.s.m. right wing aspect really of the latin american why are you gay i welcome back now i can hear. that and have a record of a lot of you know little ones that robert whether they're viendo has some limo nationality the panda's change the party's name to the national rally to broaden
its appeal she doesn't want members to be seen with generation identity panels at the center of the solution that wal-mart and whatever else the level i thought it were that went into the office and made this image mail was a sad talking point of. nickel across the national front's former accountant and an ally of le pen was also at the citadel ball as a record in a. military cross for a very he didn't use this often my son gets a little jewish here specifically. in here because you lose all your choice to go see it. already and vassal is generation identity's leader in lille. in public the movement rejects violence. privately he gives a different message to his followers. they said.
one meeting the hassel who has a string of convictions for violence brings out a weapon. after the first part of al-jazeera is investigation was broadcast the marilou called for the citadel to be shut down public prosecutor launched an investigation. the pen denied her party had any links with generation identity. the hassel said the citadel had no connection with generation identity and was opposed to violence david harrison al-jazeera. britain's government insists it has no plans for a second referendum on break said despite reports some ministers are looking into the option from mrs aris i'm a returned home empty handed from brussels on saturday after two days of talks with leaders she hoped to sweeten her deal to get it approved by parliament wait faces certain defeat by the e.u. isn't willing to renegotiate ensure lanka runnier become
a singer is once again the prime minister he took the oath of office before president much as he now sacked him almost two months ago walking protests and political turmoil a serious you know was unrepentant accusing become a singer of being corrupt and on time national in a televised speech soon after the swearing in ceremony and now fernandez reports from colombo. from a vicar missing his sworn in as prime minister by the president who sacked him fifty days ago. dang mama i don't want to come in but i'm starting my duties as prime minister the second thing is to name the cabinet today we're committing to first bringing back normalcy to the country and then bring back the veld men in the country video footage of the short ceremony in the president's office showed an awkward exchange. my policy to say and i had vowed never to reappoint become a singer even if all two hundred twenty five members of parliament asked for it
saying he would not remain as president even an hour if you returned but serious in his bid to replace the man who helped make him president was struck down by the courts leaving him no choice the prime minister's supporters certainly felt so they made it clear when they cheered him on as he returned to meet them after taking the oath of office the fifth done he has done so for a reason is clear to history my new can this country are the model country. so that's a bridge people are muslims it's a magazine a money brains intelligence and strength can not be compared with anyone else in politics the mood here at the prime minister's official residence where he bunker down during the political crisis is jubilant but trying to become a singer knows he has his work cut out he said he will first work on restoring normal see and then start working on development regaining the premiership has been an enormous challenge for our new vicar missing but reestablishing
a stable government to make the most of his remaining time in office will demand even more than half an end as al-jazeera colombo. an explosion at a restaurant on the japanese island of hokkaido has injured more than forty people police and firefighters arrived to find the two storey building in sapporo engulfed in flames the blast also shattered the windows of neighboring apartments one person is in serious condition but authorities say most of the people taken to hospital got away with minor injuries a witness says he smelled gas after the explosion at a u.s. state department says it's planning to renegotiate a deal which has prevented the repatriation of vietnamese citizens who arrived in north america before nine hundred ninety five most are refugees who fled after the vietnam war. castro has a story of one man now facing deportation number two when was seven when his mother
put him on a boat with his eight year old brother and pushed them off the shores of vietnam in one thousand nine hundred eighty three. son go on this boat and even go to a place with a lot of toys. it was eight years after the vietnam war and as the son of an imprisoned self the enemy's military officer knew winds life was in danger he and his brother drifted for days survived pirates who raped women and pushed men overboard eventually landing at a refugee camp in indonesia two years later the united nations resettled the boys in the united states knew when entered foster care and lost contact with his brother abandoned in angry by seventeen he had been convicted of assault and a probation violation got him sixteen months in prison i make bad choices in myself in this situation. a judge ordered his deportation and un when straight from prison to immigration detention for four more years in the decade since new
when now forty three became a christian pastor married and started his own family but his deportation order remains the only thing preventing the u.s. government from carrying it out is vietnam's refusal to repatriate anyone who arrived in the us prior to the two countries a stablish in diplomatic ties in one thousand nine hundred five i feel very sad for my kids you know china story if i do give that be poorer than they're going to end up just like me when i was kids they may end up making wrong decisions just like me more than forty years after the fall of saigon the economy is american communities are thriving in much of the country more than two million people form the diaspora to the u.s. and they owe much to the trailblazers those refugees who were the first to flee the after the war those refugees are among the seven thousand vietnamese with criminal
convictions that the u.s. wants to deport and the trumpet ministration has upped the pressure on vietnam to take them back what we know is that the vietnamese community our refugee communities our immigrant communities are being targeted for no other reason than this political regime and the priorities of this administration to really attack our communities and attack america is not new when says he'll likely face government persecution if he's forced to go back. but what he dreads most he says is abandoning his family as i do joe castro al-jazeera washington. leader of ukraine's new orthodox church has called for the faithful to unite and pray for peace a new church has held its first split from russia the move was seen by ukraine as vital to its security and independence but is strongly opposed by moscow and russian sentiment in ukraine has grown since russia annexed crimea in twenty
fourteen there's a less grave. than united and dependent ukrainian church was born today what kind of a church is it it is a church without law to put it what kind of a church is it it's a church without but through a career of moscow and all russia what kind of a church is it it is a church without prayers for russian officials and the russian army. and the annual have an inch national film festival has attracted movie some around the world but for cuban filmmakers just getting their work shown is a major challenge a latin america at its embassy in yemen has a story. it's opening night at the called oryx theater and the floodgates are open nearly five thousand people pour in anxious to see one of the cuban entries in this year's international film festival of havana. it's about the life and struggles of world famous cuban ballet dancer carlos acosta. for film producer.
it's been a major accomplishment and i'm just. used to be easy to obtain permits to film now it's more and more complicated and i think every day there are more obstacles more doors closed. because the news entry in the two thousand and sixteen festival was schooled by cuban authorities for. a month when it was very political because it dealt with censorship artistic freedom and tolerance and we couldn't show it in cuban cinemas. yes as in other cases it was widely seen anyway circulated on pen drives and hard disks in homes all over cuba cuban films and filmmakers have been pushing the boundaries for decades in a country where vocal criticism of the communist government can land you in prison . we're here to install the microphones says a state security agent in the first of a bold series a satire is about cuban life in this case the government's obsession with spying on
its citizens. the series lead actor. is one of cuba's most vocal young girl i've never settled to make a scandalous or government film i don't know but i wanted to make films that are strongly linked to our reality i want to tell the truth. of our art. at least during the film festival many cuban movies are screened and attracts huge audiences the reason is that in cuba when media is totally and not tolerant tragically controlled by the state which paints a politically tainted and very favorable fortune of reality and so many people like me is it the way of the more than an hour to get into the movies are anxious to see a mirror in which they can see themselves and their problems reflected in what artists are now sounding the alarm about a controversial law establishing new regulations for artistic expression with harsh penalties for violators and filmmakers like are worried it will make it even more
difficult to test the limits of political incorrectness in cuba. you see in human al-jazeera have anna. again i'm fully back to go with the headlines on al-jazeera sudan's president omar al bashir has become the first leader to visit syria since the beginning of the war nearly eighteen years ago state media course but share six pressing his hope that syria will recover its important role in the region as soon as possible syria was expelled from the arab league shortly after the war broke out in twenty seven. meanwhile turkey is a last major backer of the syrian opposition helping them hold on of northern syria but its foreign minister says ankara is prepared to engage with damascus if the assad government held and won free and fair elections everybody should be able to
walk the eligible ones into syria and also either including the refugees in my country and neighboring countries and in other countries who were resettled in the last seven years and it has to be a very credible one transparent democratic and further elections and then at the end syrian people will decide who is going to rule the country after this election if it is a democratic elections and if it is a credible one then everybody should consider that sanjay arabia has announced a position by the u.s. senate accusing its crown prince of altering the matter of journalists. in a statement released by the saudi press agency the kingdom's foreign ministry calls it blatant interference in its internal affairs it describes the killing of jamal khashoggi as a crime that doesn't reflect saudi policy. at least twelve people have died and twenty five others have been wounded in the latest outbreak of violence around yemen's forsythia for data the fighting between who's
the rebels and saudi and iraqi backed government forces comes just two days before cease fire is due to begin thousands of people have been protesting in hungary's capital due to pass against what's been called a slave law this is the fourth demonstration this week again seen formant reforms of the mr fix it will bounce right wing government friends government insists it has no plans for a second referendum on breck said despite reports some ministers are looking into the option prime minister to recently have returned home empty handed from brussels on saturday after two days of talks with e.u. leaders she was hoping to renegotiate the deal coming up next it's talk to launch a c.e.o. stay with us. and
. in war. of course he. found that in nine hundred forty five the united nations struggles to keep up with the challenges of today's world. the un has been criticized for being ineffective in the crises of syria yemen and for example it's also come under fire off the many scandals including allegations of sexual misconduct by peacekeepers its leadership comus is change but katz one hundred ninety three member states come to a consensus on how to take the u.n. to the next level.