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europe migration. trumps national security adviser says the u.s. will ensure israel and the kurds are protected before it pulls out of syria. hello i'm maryam namazie and london you're with al-jazeera also coming up on the program the release of the d r c's election results and fueling suspicions the ruling party is trying to cling to power. through don security forces used tear gas and stun grenades to stop thousands of protesters marching on
the president's palace also. the spiritual leader of the world over the docks questions presents a decree to the ukrainian church giving it independence from russia. l.o.l. top story president trumps national security advisers says he does not want turkey to take military action in syria unless it's fully coordinated with the us john bolton is currently on a trip to israel where the u.s. withdrawing its troops from syria is top of the agenda only he said this still no timetable for the pullout but it is conditional on turkey assuring the safety of washington's kurdish allies the u.s. also wants to ensure the last remnants of ice that defeated sixty thousand kurdish and all the syrian fighters help the u.s. push ice and out of its stronghold in eastern syria. we're going to be discussing
the president's decision to withdraw but to do so from northeast syria in a way that make sure that isis is defeated and is not able to. revive itself and become a threat again and to make sure that the. defense of israel and our other friends in the region is absolutely assured of to israel john bolton plans to travel to turkey for a meeting there with the president russia next week turkey considers many of the u.s. backed kurdish fighters to be terrorists and wants them removed from areas near its border with syria there is now going to doe has more now from gaza close to the turkey syria border. a spokesman for president of the on how to react to bolton's comments saying tuckey has absolutely no problem with a cardinal question in hockey and that the problem of turkey is with two particular groups the y.p. d m p k k which turkey recognizes the terrorist organizations and says that it is.
disrespectful for bolton to say that the band reapers i'm told by these two organizations who are the spokesman called the terrorist of calls we've seen a situation where there's been a scramble by regional powers to try and feel a possible void of the u.s. troop withdrawal with out of countries rushing into measures to mend relationships with assad and reopening off embassies by the united arab emirates and behind for example all the to put in check and tatties influence in syria once the u.s. troops withdraw but us was and that has been criticized by syrian opposition groups who call mr assad a criminal whether his due to a falzon or even a million leaders across the world well their press conference with the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu bolton insisted that withdrawing american troops
from syria what threat to israel security stephanie talk as more on that story now from west jerusalem. not much concrete came out of that press conference of course the two countries reiterating the incredible support for each other john bolton saying that the troop withdrawal would happen but not without ensuring that israel's offensive israel's security was maintained this is of course going to be top of the agenda israel's main concerns inside syria is the presence of iranian backed militias is the presence of hezbollah and any potential weapons that can reach the group and can threaten israel security now the israeli prime minister will be taking john bolton up to the occupied golan heights. and of course will be keen to show him the operation that israel's been undertaking there against tunnels that were dug by hezbollah also a message there in that press conference calling on the international community
saying it was time for them to recognize the golden heights of course that israel occupied after the one nine hundred sixty seven war so syria and iran the threat of iran will be top of the of course bolton looking to reassure israel that the troop withdrawal is not going to be a threat to israel's security of course the timing of that now very much up in the air i think no one really knows exactly how and when that is going to happen well to afghanistan now where at least thirty people have died off the flooding triggered a landslide in an illegal coal mine rescuers are searching for survivors in the northeast and by the sean province police say around fifty people with digging for gold when they were caught in the flash flood villages had dug a show off to in a dry riverbed which had been mined for gold in the past.
election officials in the democratic republic of congo saying voters will have to wait another week for the plenary results of the presidential election the initial outcome of last week's vote to choose a successor to president joseph kabila was due to be declared on sunday but nearly half the votes still haven't been counted are metasearch reports from kinshasa. the head of the electoral commission. says he will not be rushed into making an announcement preliminary results were meant to be declared on sunday instead the people at the see were told to wait a few more days. with the release of provisional results won't happen today because the coalition of result is still across the country it's a huge challenge but we are working very hard to announce the result as soon as possible. the election campaign was occasionally marred by violence in some areas
on polling day several voters complained of logistical problems saying some of the voting machines which would be nice for the first time didn't work some congolese were unable to photo an ebola outbreak and conflict in parts of the country. the streets of kinshasa are calm as people wait for the results consistent elections in two thousand and six and two thousand and eleven little violent street protests election officials say they have counted just over fifty percent of the votes they say the process is slow and asking people to remain calm by law only the electoral commission can announce results supporters of the magnus a diary president joseph kabila the preferred candidate say they are confident he has won we are not giving a result of the presidential election but according to a bold to one million weaknesses that we have. in. the country we can say that we are claiming victory
all for. shirley for. the government has cut internet and islamist services saying it's to stop fake results circulating on social media if the results aren't disputed it goes first democratic transfer of power since independence nobody wants violence. this is a historical time for the congo. a peaceful transition of power never happen in this country everybody's really for the moment they receive. a peaceful transition and could give legitimacy to the administration of the next president whoever that's going to be. earlier i spoke to a key to the president of the congolese support group which is a coalition of opposition voices the d.l.c. worldwide he wants more international help. respecting the international community especially what the usa has a taken a position to go and help it on a citizen of all or the country should go there to protect people during the storm
because of people suspected to see the real change they've been aware to this for long and the peoples are determining to see really credible outcome of the election peoples expecting to see the change and the government is been a using the delay tactic has been using force to kill all the money citizen and they use different forms of abuse including intimidation the congolese people we come to this to do or want to see the change of regime for the stability of the country police in sudan of use tear gas and stun grenades to stop thousands of anti-government protesters reaching the presidential palace is the latest in a series of demonstrations against president omar bashir which began on december nineteenth anger over rising food prices and government corruption have led to calls for bashir to step down at least nineteen people have died since the unrest started with some rights groups letting the figure out what china ever morgan has more from sudan's capital khartoum. anti-government protests are in its third week once again you've seen people marching out and streets demonstrating against the
rule of president obama and bush are they saying that they want president obama to push you to end his twenty one year rule and step down something he said he's not going to do so people are saying that they will not stop protesting and demonstrating in the streets and so the president gives into their demands now we've seen people being separated from the crowd in protest using live ammunition and tear gas something that has happened over and over again during the previous protests and certainly something that has happened today people have the police have been using tear gas and level munitions to disperse protesters foreign governments have said that the police are using excessive force against protesters who are on armed making their demands known to the government and to the world now opposition figures of also come out and said that they understand why people are demonstrating in the streets and that they are lending their support to these people who are protesting and that they also want the president to step down and hand over power to an interim council it's not clear how that would happen but the thing is the president has said that he's not going to step down he did offer some kind of economic concessions he said that he was going to improve the living wages
for civil workers and he's going to increase their salaries he also promised that he was going to look into the matters of the protesters and how they were being handled by the police amnesty international says at least thirty seven people have been killed that was within the first week of the protests and opposition figures have been saying more and more people have been killed since then it's not clear yet how if people have died but will we do know is that eleven munition and tear gas has been used to disperse protesters and that people have been arrested demonstrations in the streets it's not clear where this would go and how it would end the government says that they're going to try to ease the situation for them people are saying that they will continue to protest so sudan seems to be in for a long haul between the government and the protesters. still ahead for you on the program nothing to see here as u.s. landmarks and government departments remain in shutdown the president digs in reiterating his threat to invoke emergency powers to fund his border wall. and we'll tell you about the musical tradition from the land of a million only women can set the rhythm of the desert.
hello again and welcome back we're here across the coast of queensland australia we could be seeing our third landfall with our tropical cyclone penny which is here in the coral sea now we don't expect it to be a very strong storm as we go towards the next couple days but we are going to see an increase of clouds as well as rain in our forecast map take a look here on monday we're going to start to see cloudy conditions in some winds here for townsville by the time we get to tuesday it is going to be the rain and the storm could be a tropical depression but we do still think it's going to cause a few problems expressionism swells across much of the coastal area well the he way down here towards the south has ended we are looking much better across much of the area melbourne at twenty five degrees here on tuesday in sydney you can be seeing a day of about twenty eight degrees there well in fiji
a land falling storm is on its way and we're going to be seeing that here on monday we're expecting to see maybe a tropical storm intensity but a lot of rain with the system across the region so flooding is just the going to be a possibility as we go towards tuesday the system continues to make its way towards the south it will clear the area so a lot better conditions as we go towards tuesday night as well as into wednesday down here across parts of new zealand not looking too bad for most of the area it's auckland's going to be about twenty four degrees few there in christ church when's your forecast with a temperature of twenty. capturing a moment in time. snapshots of other lives. other stories. providing a glimpse into someone else's world. inspiring documentaries from impassioned filmmakers. with nice
documentaries to open your eyes on al-jazeera. welcome back a quick recap of the top stories this hour donald trump's national security advisor says the u.s. will only withdraw its troops from syria after isolates fully defeated and turkey promises to protect kurdish fighters in the country john bolton made these comments during a visit to israel election officials in the democratic republic of congo say voters will have to wait another week for the political results of last month's election this is a week after the election now and only hoff of the votes have been counted and
anti-government protesters in sudan have tried to march to the presidential palace in the khartoum police stop them with tear gas and stun grenades. or now thousands of people have been displaced in the east in myanmar off the violence between a buddhist rebel group and security forces the are a can army attacked police posts and rockline state on friday killing thirteen offices it's the same region where a military crackdown in two thousand and seventeen drove seven hundred thousand rangar muslims across the border into bangladesh show the palace has more. parents pile their children and animals into boats fleeing fighting in rakhine state they cross the yo chung creek and build a makeshift camp away from the bullets there was heavy fighting between a buddhist rebel group and the security forces nearby friday the u.n. estimates twenty five hundred people fled similar violence in december that number
is now expected to be much higher. the rebel group is the our economy whose members say they are fighting for greater autonomy for kinds buddhist populations. they posted this video to mark the night then of the street last year since november seven crease their attacks on facebook they posted these photos of ammunition as well as police and civilians captured in friday's race they were later released man must ministry of information confirms the latest pre-dawn attack on full police outpost near the bangladeshi border the government responded this is a carefully planned premeditated attack to harm the lives and property of the people and to further the aggravate the instability in rakhine state it is learned that the security forces will take effective offensive actions to crush the terrorist attacks of the ark an army the fighting is bad news for the muslim seven hundred thousand were driven from or kind stakes across the border into bangladesh
during a military crackdown that began in twenty seven tane and system eight of thousands were killed during the exodus the increase fighting now another reason why they cannot return. the military announced a four month ceasefire against other rebel groups in north and east myanmar in december that were kind state was excluded the arak an army says the military is using the truce to double down and rakhine the source of almost embarrassment if you will that they would have been hit not only several times by the regime. related supposedly related armed groups but now by an erstwhile sort of silent or latent arc an army that has been waiting for its chance and so yes i would expect to see unfortunately a far heavier had been brought to bear rakhine state than we've seen in recent years. so these people must fashion together their future using bamboo and string and wood over their backs can be a life of displacement and survival becoming the norm for those born in myanmar's
rakhine state shelob ellis. street violence and fire bombings have continued for a fifth day in northeastern brazil despite the deployment of hundreds of members of the elite national police force one hundred people have been arrested after a series of arson attacks on vehicles and public buildings in the state of say r.-a two suspects were killed in a shootout in the state capital a fourteen organized crime bosses are said to be behind the violence they are angry at new president gyre both scenarios plans to tighten prison regulations donald trump has been holding talks with his white house advisers at the presidential retreat camp david to discuss the partial government shutdown this after talks on saturday ended in failure shutdown is now on his third week eight hundred thousand government workers haven't been paid many are not working at all this is affecting essential services with low income communities bearing the brunt the program that
provides more than thirty eight million americans with food assistance is running out of money and may have to make drastic cuts if the shutdown continues ninety five percent of employees in the housing department are not being paid well that means that safety inspections of homes for low income families the elderly and people with disabilities have been suspended and money for rental assistance is also drying up some of the u.s. is the largest tourist attractions of clothes others have stayed open with minimal staffing and help from volunteers to contain overflowing trash bins and toilets gabriel and his other reports from washington. as donald trump emerged from the white house on sunday he was a president as defiant as ever in his position over five billion for a border wall where the government remains shut down and then there's a possibility of even more extreme measures to get what he wants i may declare a national emergency depending what's going to happen over the next few days but i
think we're going to have. some very serious so. one day they would say we have sat border security we don't have border security we're going to be crime ridden and it's going to get worse and worse. over the weekend between the white house and staff members of key congressional democrats you know agreement many parts of the government remain closed eight hundred thousand federal employees either per load or working without pay if trump declares a national emergency along the southern border it would give him vast powers to do what he wants without congressional approval but even if he does this it's still unclear where he would find the money to build the border wall that he wants some of the suggested it could come out of the budget of the defense department but democrats say that would be a mistake in this case i think the president would be wide open to a court challenge saying where's the emergency you have to establish that in order
to do this but beyond that this would be a terrible use of department of defense dollars that these republican strategist bradley blakeman says one of the main reasons trump was elected was his promise to build a wall so he can't back down you know a staring contest who's going to blink first and i think the president has the upper hand because he's made a fundamental promise democrats know it in the campaign he said read my lips in effect. we need border security a wall. republicans call it a wall democrats call it border security it's the same thing you're battling on. words semantics so i think it's the question of who blinks first that's the question as the shutdown enters a third week who will compromise and most importantly where so that the government can finally reopen good rosendo al-jazeera washington. the christian orthodox church of ukraine is formally split from its religious
leadership and russia it decreed granting independence that was handed over in the turkish city of istanbul after a mass to mark the feast of the epiphany and as mohamed jump jim reports from moscow it's a decision made against a backdrop of political turmoil between russia and ukraine. bartholomew the first the leader of the eastern orthodox church and a man at the center of what's being described as potentially one of the biggest rifts in christianity in recent times. with his signature on saturday he officially split most of ukraine's orthodox churches from centuries of russian jurisdiction. float off and what would have on sunday during a service in the turkish city of istanbul to mark the orthodox feast day of the pippin the the document for the separation also known as the thomas was officially handed over to the leader of the now independent ukrainian orthodox churches and
most will be watching from the side of federal poroshenko the ukrainian president he's pushed for ukraine's orthodox churches to split from what he and others have described as russian influence and propaganda ukraine's churches have been under pressure to sever ties since the country became independent after the breakup of the soviet union in one thousand nine hundred ninety one. and that pressure has been getting stronger since russia annexed crimea in two thousand and fourteen ukraine imposed martial law in november saying it feared a full scale invasion after russia captured three of its vessels in the current strait the muslim those. fish the ship and the toll most for us is actually another act of proclaiming ukraine's independence it will complete the assertion of independence of the ukrainian state strengthen religious freedom and enter confessional peace it will strengthen the rights and freedoms of citizens. in moscow political analysts say this is as much about politics as it is about religion. over church split relations between russia and the crane is
a work in you know for both the positions of moscow but. in ukraine. the long wait. for if you could in an orthodoxy over ukrainian state from russian influence in general the. split has been largely boycotted by ukraine's largest orthodox church which remains loyal to russia. moscow and the russian branch of the church have also cut ties with istanbul which is regarded as the center of the eastern orthodox faith it's unclear how all this will ultimately play out but for many in ukraine the creation of an orthodox church independent from moscow is a momentous step toward ukraine's political independence from russia. moscow egypt's president says his integrate of the country's largest church and mosque the
. mosque and accommodate of a fifteen thousand worshippers and is located in egypt's new administrative capital in the desert east of cairo in the same area is the cathedral off to vittie which the government says is the largest in the middle east sisi formally opened it for the coptic christian community on the eve of that christmas is seen as a symbolic message of tolerance in the predominantly muslim country which has seen a spate of attacks on christians after weeks of speculation malaysia's king has abdicated from the road the first time it's happened in the nation's history king mohammed the fifth came to power in december two thousand and sixteen but took a leave of absence for medical reasons two months ago and he is reported to have married a former russian beauty queen malaysia has a unique system where the king is picked from the heads of nine states each of them serving a fixed by the attempt. now the seventy six annual golden globe awards will be taking place in beverly hills in just
a few hours. a star is born featuring bradley cooper and lady gaga is expected to take home several awards the political comedy vice about us vice president dick cheney got the most nominations with six and the film they mean rhapsody which chronicles the rise of the band queen has two nominations leading the way in the television categories are the assassination of gianni versace and the thriller sharp objects neil smith is a contributing editor of total film magazine he says this year's golden globe stands out for the quality of television programming but i think it's the amount of quality big names that turning to t.v. hugh grant for examples of classic example you would have seen him in the c.v. show but that's where the myths good material is coming and so amy adams is in sharp focus you mentioned. increasingly the roles that aren't their own on film are
their own small screen and i think that's we share and why t.v. just keeps happening is game and britain is really starting to a game again having after all this you know states domination. the designation of mauritania in north west africa is historically known as the land of a million poets on its oldest musical storytelling traditions involves an instrument unique to the country which is paid only by women and of course modern technology is now being used to keep an eight hundred year old tradition alive. it is an invitation no man can refuse. in this conservative region of mauritania men dance for women. and women play for men at the heart of the tradition is this instrument the dean more than a harp it's also a drum. and produces note that do not exist in western music. only
women can play it it's a tradition passed on from mothers to daughters since the thirteenth century. when i see men dance for me it gives me joy i give them rhythm and the time they dance to my beat and the men love it. and that's mitt and her daughter for two or grio a cast of musical storytellers and poet they mostly sing praises to god and their absolute love for the divine at the heart of this is the already. this is the tradition. and they're about to teach me the dance that goes with the our did so how do we. how do we do it.
no word on. it's called. the feel good song one that's played during weddings it's one song. but you invented. it. because in fact less and less people are playing the r d the idea here is to find ways to continue this tradition. on this journey is no room in the jimi hendrix of instead of seeing modern music in the internet as a threat to the tradition she uses it to spread her music. her band are preparing to tour europe in the united states. despite a prosecutor i'm afraid that if we stop using the men we favor other instruments they now way of life is great and storyteller will also disappear and that's what's
at stake it's to save our culture. but. cannot disappear for this unmistakable this is just the sound of an instrument. of the voice of the desert. because hawk al-jazeera. a quick look at the top stories this hour donald trump's national security adviser says the u.s. withdrawal from syria is conditional on turkey's sharing the safety of america's kurdish allies john bolton says there's still no timetable for the pullout but the u.s. also wants to make sure that the last remnants of isolate defeated sixty thousand kurdish and the syrian fighters help us push it out of its stronghold in eastern syria. we're going to be discussing. the president's decision to withdraw or to do
so from northeast syria in a way that make sure that isis is defeated is not able to. revive itself and become a threat again and make sure that the. defense of israel and our friends in the region is absolutely assured and our other headlines election officials in the democratic republic of congo say voters will have to wait another week for the parliamentary results of last month's election people in the d.l.c. voted last week to choose a successor to president joseph kabila the results were expected to be declared on sunday but only fifty three percent of the votes have been counted. police in sudan have used tear gas and stun grenades to stop thousands of anti-government protest is reaching the presidential palace this is the latest in a series of demonstrations against the president tomorrow the share which began on december nineteenth as anger over rising food prices and government corruption and
that's now led to calls for al bashir to step down at least nineteen people have died since the unrest started but some rights groups are putting that figure much higher at least thirty people have died in afghanistan after flooding triggered a landslide in an illegal gold mine rescuers are searching for survivors in northeastern by the shan province police say around fifty people were digging for gold when they were caught in a flash flood and thousands of people have been displaced in eastern myanmar after violence between a buddhist rebel group and security forces thirteen police officers died when an armed group called the ark an army attacked police posts in iraq and state on friday coming up next the poets artists and skateboarders leading a cultural revolution in madagascar that's the story coming up now in witness. on counting the cost it was the worst performing stock market of twenty eighteen find out where china is headed in twenty ninety brazil's new president has an
economic challenge plus taxing times for technology giants in france at a profit warning from apple. counting the cost on al-jazeera. for rape but skewed view would be. school no song. wait only clip oh please it's about the book good no heaven ness on this one the pope or the moti bless the good or not but you feel so bad to.