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or for one of us. on al-jazeera. another isolate attack against u.s. and kurdish forces in syria hours after israel fired missiles at a rainy and targets near damascus. hello i'm the star and this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up. dozens are killed in a taliban attack in afghanistan as the u.s. begins another round of direct negotiations with the group. to resume a present another version of her breaks at planned but it's not terribly different from an already rejected proposal. plus open for business one of the oldest streets
in baghdad gets a new lease of life. u.s. troops based in syria have become the target of ice will fight as for the second time in less than a week a bomber rammed his car into a checkpoint in syria's kaddish controlled northeast just as a joint convoy of u.s. and kurdish forces passed by at least five people were killed no u.s. troops were among the casualties the incident comes just weeks after the u.s. president announced a pullout of troops from syria from monday's incident happened in his sock a province where residents say there's been a surge in attacks on checkpoints in recent months kurdish fighters there are still battling to clear eisler from their last footholds in the region osama bin. on the turkey syria border this is the second attack in five days on u.s. forces. inside syria just a few reaks off with the u.s.
resident declare that syria is for your wife still its operation done and you will be pulling out pulling out his troops an assessment that just his commanders but is team does not see eye to eye with one of his. own because he did not see that miss . the mission has been accomplished in syria and with these attacks it's becoming clear that the united states might need to stay longer inside syrian territory this attack and came days after the attack in a town which is a bone of contention between the united states and turkey as it is falling out of the so-called safe zone on the turkish syrian border there is a road map to member that is being discussed and the united states would like to see a rule of the no call entities there inside syria whether they are the kurds or the arabs to be part of the government which takes over rather than handing it over completely to turkey of turkey on the other hand has had this open communication
again with the united states today president calling the u.s. president saying that his forces are ready to take charge and also addressing a local audience here in turkey and telling that the turkey will be closely monitoring how are these promises going to pan out that have been promised to turkey it says it has been reported here that the turkish president says that in his forces are ready to take on an operation east of the euphrates river this is going to be all the all the way through out not just the turkish syrian border but the words the edge of the iraqi border as well so a not that remains in this complicated question of how and who will be pulling out and who will be left in charge while a few hours earlier the skies over the syrian capital let up with explosions as israeli warplanes launched air strikes against iranian military targets and how to has more on that. israel has repeatedly struck targets inside syria for years but
rarely admits doing so now it is confirming the attacks and providing information saying it's targeting the elite couldst force unit of the iranian revolutionary guards israel has lifted the veil and its message is that it has no intention of stopping the strikes as one of the new we have a permanent palsy to strike of uranium entrenchment in syria and her whoever tries to hurt us israel operates in syria with russia's approval moscow turns a blind eye when the strikes don't weaken the syrian government and when the israeli military gives the russian military prior notice the russian defense ministry doesn't usually comment on the operations but this time they didn't just provide details about syrian army casualties but that syrian air defenses destroyed israeli missiles russia will send. some messages to israel. of course it will. continue providing.
more. rockets. there are reports that russia wants israel to stop targeting in and around the damascus airport it's a difficult balancing act for moscow it has a good relationship with israel but it wants commercial planes to start landing to end syria's isolation but the airport is also important to iran israeli officials have said civilian cargo planes are used to transfer weapons from to her and to iranian backed groups in syria including lebanon's hezbollah they also say iran's privately owned mahaan air is one of the carriers suspected of carrying war material to syria the airline has been under u.s. sanctions and now the german government has decided to prevent it from landing at german airports many of the strikes targeting damascus airport coincided with reports of iranian planes landing on sunday air flight was about to make its approach before turning back according to israeli media the latest wave of attacks
is the second in less than ten days and the third since the u.s. announced last month plans to withdraw american troops israel was concerned the u.s. pullout would strengthen iran which has vowed to stay in syria as long as required but israel too made a promise and that is to keep up the airstrikes until iran leaves. beirut. correspondent how a force that has more on the israeli air strikes. it was just eight days since the last time the israeli prime minister was speaking very openly about an israeli strike inside syria that came last sunday two days after that strike a much more limited one it was also the same weekend that the outgoing military chief gary isengard was detailing in a much more comprehensive way exactly what israel had been doing over the last few years targeting urania interests inside syria really putting an end it seemed or at least moving away from the policy of ambiguity which israel has been surrounding
its activities for those years up until this point the reason for that change well there are two explanations being posited here mainly one of them being domestic politics elections coming up on april the ninth benjamin netanyahu under serious pressure over three separate corruption investigations a potential decision by the attorney general re indictment coming within weeks it's expected and so it suits his political profile certainly to appear strong and in charge of israel's security at this time also the it may well be that the military wants to message iran and indeed syria that it is willing to do more and escalate its activities over syria further and messaging this before it does so certainly there has been analysis that changing this policy does run the risk of iran and syria potentially using that as a reason to be more open in their possible escalatory actions and that is certainly
one risk that the israeli government the israeli military appears to deem worth taking at the moment. a taliban suicide bomb and gun attack has killed dozens of intelligence and security personnel in afghanistan it happens near my den shah the capital of what our province southwest of kabul a truck packed with explosives was jevon into a training center run by the afghan intelligence agency after the explosion other taliban fighters dressed in police uniforms stormed the base some reports say the number of those killed could be more than one hundred. well the attack came hours before the taliban announced the resumption of talks with american officials the taliban released a statement saying its representatives met with u.s. diplomats in qatar where they have a political office talks between the two sides have gained momentum over the last six months the u.s. appointed special envoy zalmay khalilzad to lead negotiations in september the taliban insists the u.s.
must leave afghanistan seventeen years after it invaded the country in response to the september eleventh attacks a sticking point in negotiations is the inclusion of the afghan government in the peace process the taliban regard it as illegitimate and insist they will only negotiate directly with washington. well the u.k.'s prime minister has returned to parliament to lay out her plan b. for how the u.k. will leave the e.u. just a week after pan a suffered a crushing defeat that with time running out for a deal on brett set to resume says she'll try to seek more concessions from the european union paul brennan reports. this was a prime minister in apparently conciliator remote i'm listening she said i will keep you informed she told m.p.'s but there is no plan b. for brics it's only more talks about salvaging helped plan a we will be more flexible open and inclusive in the future in how we engage parliament in our approach to negotiating our future partnership with the european
union second we will invent the strongest possible protections on workers' rights and the environment and third we will work to identify how we can ensure that our commitment to no hard border in north and on and island can be delivered in a way that commands the support of this house and the european union the opposition labor party leader was unimpressed the prime minister's invitation to talks have been exposed as a p.r. sham every opposition party politician. or the every opposition party politician came out of those meetings with the same response contrary to what the prime minister has just said there was no flexibility there were no negotiations nothing has changed. in brussels there's been a frosty reaction to the idea revisiting negotiations and is it too late or system i don't know i don't really know change with the old they would see more to it to
cool because no really miss it to open the door of books again and a polish suggestion about a five year time limit on the northern on a backstop the insurance policy to avoid a hardboard on the island of ireland has been rejected by dublin i made it very clear that us putting a time limits on ensure. mechanism which is what the backstop is effectively means that it's not a backstop at all at westminster several different groups of m.p.'s are now devising ways of using a variety of parliamentary amendments to force the prime minister to change course if we don't find a way forward the u.k. is leaving the twenty ninth of march announced basis of new deal so let's legislate to stop that let's take that are we take that risk or we. hold a gun to the head of parliament which isn't to say to these that he's trying to do as march the twenty ninth looms the prime minister's strategy appears to be to go back to brussels and test the e.u. is willingness to risk a no deal bracks it but he is also testing the patience of this parliament and it's
not to talk clear which side will flinch first paul brennan al-jazeera westminster . well done acoa back on as an associate professor at dublin city university he says both the republic of ireland and northern ireland want to avoid the return to a hard border. well we don't even have to imagine we only have to be old enough like myself to go back twenty thirty years and there was a part order as a result of conflict in north america which in itself was waged by joint membership and there were about twenty of fishel border crossings between north and south now there are almost three hundred open border crossings between north and south and it seems it's fiction you don't know what you're talking between north and south not has facilitated a whole range of cultural political economic interaction between the communities north and south who it might be stressed are not in favor of the kind of current
situation they they want to backstop they didn't want. people living in the republican party it's almost the majority of people of northern are somewhat obscured by the fact that trees amazingly distant to one side of the argument or understood do you because it's on the tree arithmetic in the house on. a weather update his next but still ahead on al-jazeera the race to be the democratic challenger to donald trump and twenty twenty just scott and little more crowded. from the waves of the self. to the contours of the east. hallows almost finished snowing up in the north of afghanistan you see the morse the back edge of the class as it disappears then beyond that into an awful lot quieter we see more snow running up through turkey but that's also more or less
dissipate up into georgia and the picture is a sunny one anchor five degrees and south of that is no prevailing breeze so sunshine after what could be a cold night eleven in aleppo and that's true throughout iraq is over to seventeen in baghdad your notice and clear skies all the way so the weather has stopped for the frequent visits to the levant at least the time being and further south as the prevailing breeze has been northerly but that's also dying died still there but twenty three's a woman picture of a dollar twenty five in riyadh that's on the high side of normal it might drop a little bit binocs inefficiently jury wednesday we haven't had some pretty heavy rain recently where we should be and the concentration at the moment is so it remains a cycle is hard to see a circulation here the dark green suggests the heaviest rain will be in central mozambique for which there is a warning at but that also runs through north madagascar where the heaviest rain has been reported in the last twenty four hours a whole big mess of the circulation is in that channel now for a couple of days so there will be
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welcome back i missed audio tape and a reminder of our top stories this hour i still says it carried out a suicide car bombing that targeted a u.s. patrol in northern syria no u.s. troops were among the casualties the incident comes just weeks after the u.s. president announced a pullout of troops from syria. a taliban attack has killed dozens of intelligence and security personnel in afghanistan a truck packed with explosives was driven into a training center run by the afghan intelligence agency it came hours before the taliban announced they had resumed negotiations with u.s. officials and kept a. british prime minister to resign may has presented her alternative breaks that plan to parliament just a week after her first deal was overwhelmingly rejected it is includes more discussions on how to deal with the irish border and the scrapping of registration fees for e.u. citizens in the u.k. . zimbabwe's president emma synagogue has cut short
a foreign trip to address the country's economic crisis he's been gone for a week seeking investment from russia and kazakhstan activists say twelve people have been killed in protests during that time. and then more political fallout from last month's controversial presidential election and the democratic republic of congo for supporters of the losing opposition candidate martin failure to have been arrested police blocked crowds were attending a rally at his party headquarters in the capital kinshasa on sunday the highest court rejected failure to use demand for a recount of the vote and declared felix the next president for you insists he is than a just met president of the sea and african union delegation postponed a visit after initially saying it had serious doubts about the election results for me to miller has more from the capital. two groups of supporters have been gathering in this area into just across from the national stadium on the side of
the road supporters of martin for you who are challenge the election result of the constitutional court saying he won that election his challenge was dismissed his supporters yes that he was robbed of the victory they say that the outcome of the election was determined not by the vote but by a nomination people from the side of the road ran across to the other side of the road where they started throwing stones at supporters of felix the security he's been named the president by the constitutional court and his troops to be sworn in this week that's when police intervened firing rubber bullets on. these protesters say felix she security was named the winner of the election after striking a deal with the outgoing president joseph kabila releaser he said he never met john lott today felix who is calling himself the president is behind our worry is that the shadow of joseph kabila is behind felix to security it is not felix who will
lead the country it is kabila it is kabila who will run the government then looks as a result of the suit he looks at not when he is not our president because we did not vote for him everyone around the world knows that our president is for you lord we will continue to come out. until our rights are restored if guns are needed we will use guns to claim our victory protesters blocked the road and threw stones outside the headquarters of the embassy party m.l.c. is part of the opposition coalition that put for you to forward as a presidential candidate he was expected to address supporters here part did not appear we can't participate in the national unity it's because these effective results we have to know the truth you know is we needed a country we face this kind of call up shonn only for negotiation regarding. election the county down to be lead call it that while we sides all this this field to have a change
a really change the america coalition is appealing to the international community for help but influential african states like south africa and kenya have congratulated president elect feel extra security on his win the southern african development community says the d r c should be allowed to transition peacefully. but these protesters say if the elections didn't work they will bring change. the oldest streets in iraq's capital has finally reopened after being bucked off a seventeen is our streets was once the center of baghdad social and business life but it was closed during the u.s. led invasion now the government has opened it up to try to show the city is safe from their drug matheson reports this is our rush the street it's one of the most iconic streets in central baghdad there's been a street all in this route for the best part of a hundred years it dates back to the early days of the ottoman empire in the
sixteenth century but all rasheed streets came into being right about nine hundred sixteen that's when the british suffered a serious defeat at the hands of the autumn winds to the south of baghdad to commemorate that victory the military governor of baghdad coming up pasha said that this street should be built during the u.s. led invasion of iraq the street was closed and that's because it's a very strategic importance for baghdad it links the all rough idea of the central bank behind me to baghdad's main base business district which is just a few kilometers on the other side that was very important and it was very likely that it was going to be a significant targets of the street was closed but seventeen years later it's reopened for decades all of the sheet street was the center of baghdad social life there was cinemas here and restaurants and cafes and hundreds of small businesses in its heyday was in the one nine hundred fifty s.
when money from oil started to make its way into the iraqi economy and people had more money to spend but over the years the buildings have fallen into disrepair particularly during the years when the streets being closed the government is hoping that this by reopening the street will send two messages first of all that the proxy i think problems in the center of baghdad might get a little bit easier but perhaps more importantly that the city of baghdad is getting back to normal and it's safe. more than thirty three thousand people were murdered in mexico last year breaking the record session twenty seventeen there have been more than two hundred thousand homicides in mexico since the government deployed the army to fight drug trafficking in two thousand and six the new record reveals the challenge facing president under us manual door and anti establishment leftist who took office in december with a promise to violence on your part i reports from mexico city violence in mexico continues to break records recently released statistics suggest two thousand and
eighteen was the most violent year the country has seen in more than twenty years experts argue that impunity ranks among one of the main reasons for this increase in violence coupled with the splintering of drug cartels and weak government institutions it all two thousand and eighteen registered more than thirty four thousand homicides but again these are government statistics not all homicides are reported it's believed the real figure is actually higher president look this over the world has said he wants to attack the issue at the root creating opportunities that will lessen a person's desire to get involved in crime the president has however not outlined any specific plan for addressing the high levels of violence that continue to plague mexico president lopez over the world has been criticized for his proposal for a national guard something that critics say will only further militarize the country this is a strategy that the president predecessors have been applying for the last twelve years a strategy that many say has only worsened the problem now violence is up fifteen
percent comparable to this time last year so there is an expectation that two thousand and nineteen could continue to shatter records. venezuela's supreme court says it's axing congressional measures that declared the presidency of nicolas maduro in a gesture that the judges also ruled that the leadership of the opposition dominated congress itself is invalid but doura was sworn in for a second six year term on january tenth despite widespread condemnation after his main opponents were banned from running against him and meanwhile government officials say twenty seven soldiers from the national guard have been arrested after a video appeared on social media showing a sergeant demanding president maduro his removal stories about reports. these are members of the believer in national guard in venezuela they see if he does not recognize the government of the real leader. we need the support of the people of
venezuela take to the streets here we are this is what you wanted to defend the constitution here we are here the troop it is today becoming what it happened at a military base in got the sack i guess the ministry of defense said forty people had been detained. people from the area took to the streets to protest the set of roadblocks and barricades the national guard responded with tear gas and rubber bullets. i have relatives in the house over there i have an aunt who's with her children they're practically kidnapped and she we wait for them to die of hunger the people have to go out to defend their rights. the incident took place stenches in venezuela increased once again after he was sworn in for a second time in office. the opposition and countries in the region including the united states say they won't recognize his presidency because the elections in may
last year were filled with irregularities and that's why they have been calling on the military to rise up against the government. there offering me. to all of the military personnel smuggled out. says the opposition and the united states are trying to overthrow a legitimate government. this is not the first time a group of members of the security services rise up against last year a helicopter pilot or scout of bts was killed after throwing grenades at government buildings. is believed to have the loyalty of his top military command that plays a crucial role in his administration and that's why the opposition is hoping it is the regular troops that will push change. there is a war. canadian media is reporting the united states will formally seek the
extradition of huawei as vice president's men one zero that's according to the globe and mail joe was arrested in canada in december at the request of washington on allegations of violating u.s. sanctions against iran canada's ambassador to the u.s. said canadian citizens are being punished because of the u.s. china dispute. meanwhile nearly one hundred fifty former diplomats and academics have signed an open letter to china's president calling for the immediate release of two canadians michael coverage and michael spar or were arrested in beijing last month on allegations of espionage the signatories from nineteen countries warned president xi jinping that the detentions will result in greater distrust of china. u.s. senator kamler harris is the latest to enter an increasingly crowded and diverse race to be the democratic candidate in the two thousand and twenty twenty presidential election about a dozen politicians have already announced or are considered extremely likely to
announce she had tansey takes a look at some of how the leading contenders are positioning themselves of tamil i'm jamaican descent senator camilla harris claims to be in tune with the progressive left wing of the party i am running for president say but that's precisely where she's facing skepticism she's recently adopted leftwing positions like free health care for all but her record included opposition to progressive criminal justice reform this is the problem for many of the democrats who have officially announced or are signaling that they're going to rome things have changed since bernie sanders one forty three percent of the democratic party base is vote with his left wing platform against hillary clinton for the nomination in two thousand and sixteen for years the route to the nomination was courting the center right wing of the party now the left are demanding a say too i'm going to run for president the united states kristen gillibrand early right wing positions on immigration gay rights and guns are a liability even though she says she's trained the closest wall street is
a particular problem texas politician better or route often billed as a progressive by mainstream outlets hasn't supported universal health care or free college education she's also a member of the clinton i corporate friendly new democrats launching an exploratory committee. even elizabeth warren long a champion for holding corporations to account has been received skeptically for her pledges that she is simply a capitalist who wants to give corporations the chance to do the right thing she's also had to shift to foreign policy in recent months no longer does she expressed kneejerk support for israel for example and she supports a u.s. withdrawal from syria i have decided to run and will be making a formal announcement within the next week that something hawaiian democrat has long a spouse she supported sanders in twenty's. extreme with the extremely conservative views on homosexuality she won't support it and her comments on torture and what she calls a radical islam have raised suspicions on the left the carpets who announced earlier often the ones who have the most work to do before the perceived front
runners declare so they have to establish themselves with the progressive left before bertie saunders makes his decision please please please don't give up. but many have records closer to the center and the rights of the party and former vice president joe biden is currently perceived to be the leader there and frankly until we know whether those two are running the outcome of this race is pointless to predict she ever turns the al-jazeera washington. i'm a star and these are the top stories i saw has targeted u.s. forces in syria for the second time in a week a car bomb has a checkpoint in the kurdish controlled northeast as a convoy of u.s. and coalition forces passed by at least five people were killed but no u.s. troops were harmed on wednesday two u.s. soldiers were killed and men bitch some a bunch of aid has more from gaza. in the last five days there have been two tugs
on u.s. troops and their allies in northern syria where the ice was defeated these troops that came under attack in hasek are problems in northern syria is close to the turkish border an area where after the proposed u.s. pullout turkish forces would like to be in charge of this is there which is complicated because it's not just isolated is in french the but is also home to kurdish fighters kurdish fighters who are allies with the united states but seen as terrorists by turkey a taliban attack has killed dozens of intelligence and security personnel in afghanistan a truck bomb was driven into a training center run by the afghan intelligence agency hours later the taliban announced it had resumed negotiations with u.s. officials and cattle venezuela's supreme court has ruled against the author of the opposition controlled national assembly it says all acts led by its president are
invalid president maduro created a new congress in twenty seventeen which can overrule the national assembly the assembly views maturer as illegitimate and some of its members are calling for military support shortly after the ruling venezuela arrested twenty seven members of the national guard accused of staging a new sunni protesters demonstrated in support of the group encourage us the arrested soldiers had posted a video on social media calling on president nicolas maduro to stand down. pres british prime minister to resign mayor has presented an alternative breaks a plan to parliament a week after her first steel was rejected it includes more talks with the e.u. on how to deal with the irish border those are the headlines join me for more news here after the stream. talk to al jazeera. personally one of the main beneficiaries is that the case listen you want to be the
nation that in new york that's not exactly my point we meet with global newsmakers and talk about the stories that matter just zero. one is aiming to stop all imports of secondhand clothing by the end of twenty nineteen but how do you wonders who depend on these items money i'm femi oke and i'm really good on today's stream a look at the country's efforts to boost homegrown industries and in the trade in hand me downs send your thoughts here at twitter and you tube. we're wondering government say that refusing use clothes known locally as i'm a tomba will restore dignity to rwandans used to sifting through piles of secondhand garments imported from around the world since twenty sixteen it is.