bickley what it means by islamic system well if you look at the afghan constitution it says that afghanistan respects shari'a law and is governed in accordance with islamic principles so it really depends on what you mean by in this logic system. in afghanistan in kabul where i've lived for a fair part of the last several years there is an islamic system so the question is will the taliban accept what the rest of afghanistan regards as an acceptable as long exist or are they want something else something that is more a traditional pashtun system with a huge amount of oppression of women are they going to accept the presence of shia in the has are a minority which when they were in power before they discriminated against so we have to look at what they mean when they say islamic system a true islamic system would be fine but if it's one that is really just a pashtun tribal system that's another question for my because president lower bunk has been released by the international criminal court he designed to form
a youth minister shands a bloke who acquitted last month but that decision's been the peals by prosecutors they have been accused of crimes against humanity including initiating a wave of violence following disputed elections in twenty ten jubilant supporters dunstan chanted outside the court they say bang there is innocent and hope that one day he'll return to the ivory coast. the time that the reason that. we. are free but kirsten is deputy director of the wyoming foundation which promotes the international criminal justice system he says bank but still faces jail time one of the challenges. the acquittal itself may not have that significant of a been a factor what would have
a very significant fact is of course if your own bible returns to i recall those and in particular if you re enters the politico are we not that it's quite likely but it's actually i'm unclear it's quite likely that he would enter the political arena if he returned but it's unclear whether he would actually return to the ivory coast at this at this point one thing of note is that despite the fact that the i.c.c. acquitted. there is still an arrest warrant that was issued in ivory coast an international arrest warrant issued for him for the misappropriation of funds and should he be convicted for charges that arrest warrant speaks to he could face up to twenty years in prison well still had him fall out as there are some museums have been investing in digital technology in order to keep aging video installations going. and cattle celebrates football history in the asian cup becomes the first major trophy for the twenty twenty two world cup hosts.
kellogg in a welcome back we're here across ignore the western part of the levant we are still seeing some clouds and we are going to send some snow in the higher elevations of turkey over the next few days but who is also going to be seeing a mostly cloudy day there but as we go towards saturday the snow begins to dissipate as we go through the end of the day down across the coast though for beirut we are going to be seeing seventeen degrees of jerusalem at thirteen degrees there and baghdad is going to be about nineteen but we do expect to see the rain on the increase particularly down here across the southern portions of iran and that is going to extend across the gulf as well so on saturday doha it's not looking too bad and to. terms of rain we are going to seeing more clouds in the forecast twenty five degrees is going to be the high but by the time we get to
a sunday that is when the rain is going to be coming in and the temperature is going to be dropping so we know that it could be heavy at times over towards abu dhabi same story s. also going to be a problem with more rain in your forecast and then down here across the southern parts of africa we are going to be seeing plenty of rain across much of the area anywhere from johannesburg down towards durban as well as into cape down and that could also be quite windy as well on sunday things look a little bit better across the region but we are still going to see some rain across johannesburg with the tempter twenty four and durban at about twenty eight degrees for you. the weather sponsored by town and. as politicians in washington will find or a builder who will talk to the people at the center of the story many of them just said oh no it's very dangerous because the money comes there and it's not it's a very safe place migrants smugglers and people who live along the border. are all just zero.
welcome back you're watching our visit with me to hold the reminder of our top stories that as well as opposition leader has told al-jazeera he's willing to do everything possible to put the country on the path to democracy and stability earlier he rejected an offer from mexico in europe to mediate talks with president bush saying the negotiations would not be neutral. the united states is withdrawing from one of its main nuclear weapons agreements with russia saying the nine hundred eighty seven intermediate range nuclear forces treaty has been consistently
violated also the taliban says u.s. president trump appears to be serious about taking his troops out of afghanistan it also wants to establish an islamic system and any peace deal. u.s. immigration officials are force feeding detainees on hunger strike in protest against conditions at a texas detention center immigration and customs enforcement or ice say eleven detainees at the el paso processing center have been refusing food some for more than a month a report by the associated press has found up to thirty people are striking most are from cuba and india in mid january u.s. judge authorized the force feeding of sixty to eighty days they were being hydrated and fed through a plastic nasal tube the immigrants say they're protesting against verbal abuse and threats from deportation from the guards they're also upset about lengthy lock ups all while awaiting legal proceedings cover along with a senior researcher
a human rights watch she says force feeding can be regarded as an act of torture. it's so invasive and so painful that human rights watch has agreed with medical experts that force feeding someone who's competent to decide to understand what the impact of not eating is reaches the level of cruel inhuman and degrading treatment under human rights law on it and it can also be torture we found that you know there are a troubling number of deaths in u.s. immigration detention this is a system holding now record numbers of people forty eight thousand people as of this month more than ever before that's forty eight thousand at a time but it adds up to at least a half a million a year and it's a system in which we've seen dozens of deaths and in fact we found in a report we published last year that a large number of those deaths are linked to the neglect particularly medical
neglect not responding to people's needs and not providing adequate care india's government has problems billions of dollars to help sports all those little streets of new delhi many so you the latest budget to go forward off to address the concerns of june. these farmers protesting outside the indian parliament want the government to help them they're demanding loan waivers and better prices for their produce the government has pledged almost eleven billion dollars to help them india's interim finance minister is optimistic the economy will improve they are poised to become five here poised to become a five trillion dollar economy in the next five years. and i suppliers. will be aspired to become a ten trillion dollar economy and that makes a yes. but the farmers feel they are not sharing in india's economic growth this isn't over yet kitty farming has become a loss making proposition for the farmers because seeds and fertilizers have become
very expensive it is also expensive to hire farm labor for irrigation sowing and harvesting the fields. prime minister narendra modi has been facing widespread discontent from farmers about six hundred million indians depend on agriculture for their livelihoods and many have huge debt debt they say that won't be lowered by what the government is now offering them this is was then a lot. six thousand five hundred a month it comes to fifteen rupees for a cup of tea cost that much today in india i think that this is a total sell out. of the farmers by the government in budget. among the crowd on friday many simply didn't believe the government's latest promises would come to pass especially with elections expected in the coming months a shotgun loaded with these governments will end soon and be in their graves by the month of may so whatever they are now says now who will implement this chaos if
a new government is elected why should they agree to these budget proposals. and while analysts say the direct cash support being offered to farmers in this interim budget is a clear attempt by modi to shore up crucial political support in the countryside protesters say the plan doesn't go nearly far enough. and. well in neighboring pakistan there been protests after the supreme court upheld the acquittal of a christian woman who'd been sentenced to death a blasphemy high that has more from islam. the religious parties are coming out very. early on we all have. the yard. and they have deployed. paramilitary force. made picture and.
taking precautionary measure than i did. some of the really good part. of our. however the government had already had their leadership. can record. the protests against our relief. for now they were going to do that in america. israeli forces opened fire on palestinian protesters in gaza injuring at least thirty two hundred gathered for the weekly demonstrations near the border fence east of the gaza strip the rallies began almost a year ago to pressure israel to allow palestinian refugees to return to their former homes now inside israel the un envoy to the middle east and in the gyptian delegation are meeting hamas representatives in gaza to find ways to stop the violence. most the new. president that brings the united nations
egypt and the movement's leadership here to gaza this indicates two things the first one is the palestinian national project in its integrity and the palestinian question in its political dimension as well as the situation in gaza and the march of return to break the blockade of the general national scene in gaza the west bank and jerusalem and all of this is now a t. junction at the very critical and precise stage u.s. senator cory booker of new jersey has become the latest democrats to enter the race for the party's twenty twenty presidential nomination the forty nine year old has. in a vocal critic of president trump he joins a crowded field of democratic candidates with eight others officially in the running is the second african-american to join the race after camilla harris and another prominent democratic contender senator elizabeth warren has apologized over a d.n.a. test she's done to prove her ties to a native american tribe she's been criticized for claiming some of her ancestors are from the cherokee nation president trump has repeatedly told to turn over the
issue calling her pocahontas on twitter. it's confirmed australia is having a record since last summer january was its hottest month since records began in one thousand and ten the average temperature exceeding thirty degrees celsius the bureau of meteorology says the heat waves contributed to a summer of extremes very wildfires in the drought stricken south and flooding in the tropical north of the country. has recorded the warmest january on record for maximum minimum entertaining temperatures and in fact it's been the warmest of any month of record on record for australia a modern art museum in south korea is trying to decide how to restore one of the world's most famous video art installations the work comprises more than a thousand to television sets with flat screens and place the old models access to traditional t.v. sets is proving difficult as rob mcbride explains it's probably the best known work
of south korea's best known modern artist the more the better is a tower of one thousand and three t.v. sets created in the one nine hundred eighty s. by back now in june who is a pioneer of video art until his death in two thousand and six. he saw in you mean it's become so essential and i believe it's an international cultural legacy that we need to preserve it. not so easy with consumer technology that designed eventually to burn out and for the past year it's been switched off for safety reasons a video of how it should look now greets visitors. it was the job of children john moe a curator and friend of the artist to preserve his work. even if one of the t.v.'s wasn't working people would notice it and say the management here is terrible at
the cutting edge of modern art the first video artists were working with a device that was the very embodiment of the age ok the average t.v. set only had a life expectancy of about ten years but that didn't matter as long as the world was mass producing them but now it isn't art museums around the world have been stockpiling used t.v.'s to keep aging video installations going for others the solution is in digital technology playing flat screen images inside the curved screens of old sets. it's time the op museums and experts agree on a global standard for preserving video art. chung says the artist himself embrace technology and wouldn't have minded what solutions are found. he never took his art so seriously i think he would say it's not
a bad idea to replace the t.v.'s with the tv's of today any innovation to keep the screens flickering and not let the light go out at rob mcbride al-jazeera sold. well qatar has stunned the footballing world by winning the asian cup for the very first time they beat japan three wall in the final in abu dhabi to cup a remarkable toll and for such a ball reports. this was the moment a nation's dream became a reality i tars national football team played their seventh and final match in the tournament beating the four time asian cup champions japan three to one. and they did it without a single qatari fan in the stadiums because all the matches were played in abu dhabi. since june of two thousand and seventeen saudi arabia egypt bahrain and the u.a.e. have imposed a land air and sea blockade on qatar accusing of sponsoring terrorist groups
a charge qatar has denied. since then travel to those countries has also been restricted. the spike the politics surrounding this asian cup games qatari fans are simply proud like. it's a great feeling thank goodness we got here after a lot of hard work and perseverance. i can't describe my feeling today i feel as happy as any arab especially when my country achieved something like this it was a great game too and to beat such a great team like japan makes it an even bigger achievement it's a win for the amir the amir father and everyone who lives in qatar and every era every one without discriminating between them. it was a great game a very exciting game and thank god that the qatari team won i want to thank our boys what they've achieved from the start of the tournaments to the end. once the
trophies were handed out in abu dhabi the real celebrations began in doha. the new champions are expected to return home on saturday where they will receive a royal welcome. as these asian games come to an end qatar's national football team has proved that they are ready for the biggest football tournament there is the world cup and twenty twenty two which will be held in qatar as the final whistle was blown in qatar which paid the champions of the seventeen asian cup games fans poured onto the streets to celebrate their country's was for when this might be the underdogs in the tournament certainly the celebrations will continue well into the night here in doha dosage of bari al-jazeera doha. your field is there a reminder of all the top stories venezuela's opus. told al-jazeera he's willing to
do everything possible to put the country on the path to democracy and stability is in a political stunt. off with president madeira earlier he rejected an offer from mexico under you're required to mediate talks part of thing off again here they are not to conflict inside but all we have he said entire country to the ones changes and every tiny group that sustains itself with weapons stolen from the republic and with constant threats against the same army their sustained and a citizenship that is massacre i understand the very good intentions of mexico and you're away and i understand the ultimatum the european union has given maduro the opposition has been willing to negotiate we tried everything we have voted we have abstained we gun hunger strikes we have protested and they have killed us the united states is withdrawing from one of its main nuclear weapons agreements with russia washington says the nine hundred eighty seven intermediate range nuclear forces treaty has been consistently violaters the taliban says u.s.
president donald trump appears to be serious about pulling its troops out of afghanistan that says a foreign withdrawal is the first goal towards resolving the seventeen year conflict the armed group also says it wants to establish an islamic system under any peace deal former ivory coast president laurent gbagbo has been released by the international criminal court two weeks after being acquitted of crimes against humanity have been accused of inciting a wave of violence following disputed elections in two thousand and ten. and u.s. senator cory booker of new jersey has become the latest democrat to enter the race for the party's twenty twenty presidential nomination the forty nine year old has been a vocal critic of president trump he joins a crowded field of democratic candidates with eight others officially in the running but australia's experience is hottest month on record the average temperature in january exceeded thirty degrees celsius for the first time since
records began in one thousand and ten the heat and dry conditions of spot wildfires in the south the bureau of meteorology says vocal warming is partly to blame those were the headlines about with more news here on al-jazeera in half an hour next its top twelve deserve to stay with us. on counting the cost this week we're focusing on venezuela where people are scavenging for food as a political crisis unfolds how the game of toil is influencing events on the ground plus how creditors are playing a role and why there are reports of rumford money lol. counting the cost on al-jazeera. when the american government first partially shut down migrants and asylum seekers along the mexican border continued trying to enter the country.
to the. efforts by president trump to force the democratic party which controls the house of representatives to fund a border wall had reached an impasse meaning no agreement on a budget the plan includes five point seven billion dollars for a strategic deployment of physical barriers or a wall. in other words what happens here impacted the normal functioning of unrelated operations of the united states government. have nothing to do no no was there. and at the center of all of this are of course the migrants themselves like they've been peers from guatemala and hector from a salvador will tell us their stories like that and then.
some simply jump over to others specially men seek the help of smugglers to cross the border. trump said that he wants to military to build a very high. we had. the crisis also affecting people in mexico who live alone to train migrants take to get from central america to do united states like alfredo no place who lives into a corner i always try to help the people that come here to move business or. just ask me for a. food or for a coin there was a little confrontation between us and still live yes and the migrants of them were living here they true rocks a lot of people think that you guys are invaders you are criminals if you had an
american in front of you who thought that well would you say. today on talk trudges iraq would meet the people at the center of the crisis along mexico's northern border. it may seem like a difficult think but if you know the area this border is not that hard to cross at least that's the impression you get when you talk to people smugglers. according to have year a few days of carefully planned walk is all it takes for people who i do wise might not risk it to cross the border with his help and to do united states.
but with helicopters above border patrol employing body detectors on the ground and with a partial reward to stop them this one bill during the george w. bush administration how do they actually do it. come here grew up in nogales along the border with our rezone and has been doing this since he was fourteen for more than twenty five years. we wanted to know how it all really works none of them of korea and almost i mean and. we everything coming over and. annoying and. president trump talking about the war with the u.s. soldiers that have been deployed along the border with helicopters and all of that is it more complicated. than i was good enough.
for the out of my. remote gothic and in the. room. look at come and pick with a man but there's always a new way right. but i'm coming here but i'm no move we say we're going to fill up or out of. my mind or i'm over these twenty six years how has it changed moon to. those that i thought to ask what brought us this where say there were. you know the with dean thing because if they thought a vein they were a yellow to. what end back when they think over to. the me i'll move. and that. eventually. it will level no not at the mic if it's going on of what.
those that are the what of the app with and and when and have you ever been caught they might have a. map of a port on the border and how much does it cost and then the. phoenix single me in the us that you will. or show me to my mid on a good business. in the middle and that's just for you or is it for the whole network and none of my phone some of roddie of. it by that. and so you stop the ninety's on and then someone else takes it further and again c.-love watermen and then wait. when i want that guy as a either. and i have put a different thought on what i should go with him on but i don't know i.
don't mean. yeah i think that in the. end why do you do is a dangerous job when the right. yes the board on at the moment the wall here how is it in this area. what i want to know and they know nothing mathematica i think nothing. that a family and from so they just jump. in and they just walk over it's that easy thing we also heard about american people acting as vigilante is having weapons shooting at migrants or as ireland seekers are probably people like you know the whole throws the almost friend the
photo memo but everything that is at the political. thank on the case on the. stand in of a come on the what. the almost. every family the bottom of the foot and the corner of the thumb when i want to. know what i saw a. little bit of them and so you depend a lot on information on the ground basically and you have your own intelligence network underground to tell you where to go and. the plan is important. enough that what end of a bit of them one of them would have more than a plan so i just want to do a little bit more detail than to do logistics of crossing would have to happen at a day or at night when i wasn't at that event but. that's going from one okas and a mother whether someone's in among them
a. weapon in the. symptom of that if you move one can really hear you know these that them but i'm not them but i know you know this and know jen and knowledge they've been there that they would have them do you have to be armed for that. but i was in there. with them that's sad. i like and it's good to get that i like and what's the biggest group that you can take in one crossing. so you can do that alone you know. but it's almost what the what the and the mail or the there is in the end part of the money they pay is you provide also food and sleep then all of that security obviously gone on. and on. your list by way of on a call me a. robot you know one of the nails i assoc i'm
going to come in and. i get them in there then grope on. the. phone and of them but i don't have these and that anything. have you had words for the child was seen a lower card which controls this area on the mexican side and he says the cartel also controls terry chew on the american side of the. the cartel uses these rugged mountains to smuggle drugs and people both in close coordination but at the same time so it's the same route the drugs and and the people. the. vocal man. but there's never together no go for the safety of the drug operation and for the safety of the people there. since
but if they would rather use it wouldn't of but there's coordination. you know with going on with and without it once you cross that wall who is on the other side or what territories that we're not going. to not going to them then none of that is in the case that i'm going on in the sense of. and there isn't a vote for the isle of man that i thought he would have but i can tell him. that again that once you cross into does states how far from the border do you go. and then you come back. out of it so you get that she finishes in that point and then someone else take it to another territory and. in the last two to three months has it been more complicated as you move your feet
in and it. look at the person on the phone and then on the miliband it. must. jump said he wants to military to build a very high wall. so knowing the war they i heat sensors their body movement sensors and. helicopters but chilling their border guards how did you get around all of that. he. thought if. you know. but some of what happened. that i come when i went. so you have to go to the
experts in your team. that the go to the and so on and then a muslim. with better care because they're going to rethink their government and then of obama's in a very thin on the bottom there but that had been a moment of their. own with that oh they will kill him but that i lent the sim but as the game of them in on them up is on the home office and there's a lady that then then thin hands then along with the via i'm going with them going on what they can and. so all told it does mean you are walking with your clients someone is guiding you to the end of the work when have you ever thought about going and settling in united states. because you have a better job here. with what i think can. be
been p.s. is from guatemala she began her journey alone but met her miss from honduras along do way and fell in love. although she started out determined to cross into the united states she says she is reevaluating process and you're going to. see it. on a central city. in the. u.s. . you said goodbye to your mother and there's a goodbye to your friends and you didn't know what was going to happen what did they say. they gave up on. their mantles but i am. being unfair no matter what they say that they know me no i love you but of the. millions but sadly most given the bad all.
of those are still says. this it it went up over to so we're going to want. most. of all. without missing a model for young and. no one even to see that. just by going to the mill and those are the joy of the hottest also meals in. the hotel us here. but it gave me so and yet i said in my. you want to return to god so all i want to see get awarded are what their normal local mom which will. get a war going to be rather this little bit of the ok yeah you say. this but on the but i mean that i guess our last movie he tells. president trump said you were invaders. other people say people like you come and don't speak the language and you know behave badly you think it's going to be easy once you cross
there are no us a man or fuzzy political bulls did this or that which i had they were c.-span they gave the. oh bedell i can't there when i get out this only meat and the scare logical in. many are you that. little so almost a not a demigod also that's the most. you know little somewhat of a lot of. b. anybody mentally entering i will see as. nautical but also when i spot a sauna hollowness you know either way this is the most of i want to stand up for ya was seeing was that a man has the we had. no. a sicko mark i do i not i mean. you don't mean was made gunnell not get in that i have been
one of the sick i at last miss most of this is not good in that i will have you all know in order to get on by north america. getting but if you can stay in mexico and you have your love and you have your papers and you can find a job why not stay here or else a deal is serious when normal when i. feel and that will not be on my mental set. is a bit to me you living in this and the journalists government ask you about you all the time when before we didn't really know. when the borders clause when all these rumors about the two leaders. and bison are into. a fight is saying. oh i'll go mean evil me but i so many good out there.
but opposition against migrants does not just come from the american side of the border. here into one there is some worry as well. no it can take a while before you hear it after some prodding afraid to no place every street owner an accountant says he feels his town has been hijacked. but he also blames the mexican government for not handling the situation in a better way the very first day we had like five hundred people here many of them asking for power for your cell phones many of them children they asked me for a soda or a pizza i glad i glad to be. given to them. i actually hired to go on to venice to work here and there for exchanges going to give them a bad and food but i was kind of disappointed. that
third day because they were telling me hey we need to have breakfast we need to have lunch and we need to have dinner so. i don't think that was correct of the you you mean you felt it was when we felt yeah yeah that's right that's right that's the that's what it felt and the central feeling the people are so afraid of the central american because and facebook. a lot of people say that they are modest i love to watch us or people that are coming to make damage to the site. actually and one of my face favorite publications of my business. i was somebody in the people to come over because it's a very secure place we have misspoken lives we have federal police taking care of
the security of the area and many of them just said oh no it's very dangerous because central many gunness are there. and it's not it's a very safe place it's a very safe place to be but there's no report of any kind of attack or robbery or harassment or there was thirty five true rocks through rocks to the police officers. and after that day on a normal day no any was going to hurt so was what's happening now maybe through social media is that this fear mongering yes. we. can help. our government with something we would do it but we need to get our city back. right now it's been that it feels like it's.
for some migrants crossing the border is not just a once in a lifetime experience. from one duress already made to journey as a teenager but after a difficult time in america he tells us he started drinking he returned to his home country where he eventually married. now he has changed his mind about america and wants to return his wife eight months pregnant already crossed the border he wanted his third child to be born in the u.s. to secure a citizenship for the baby and eventually the rest of the family this is what trump would call an anchor baby and he wants to put a stop to it so why did you leave we're going to marry. you are not a priority. so you were too young to understand how lucky you were to be in the
united states is. that common man. i want to gasoline back at the mother grandmother little kid i thought i was there but i have one more people than they've got me from in a second and this wall every day day add to it it's how you are is more metal does it when you look at it a year fade that you might not be able to cross if it continues like this not as a boy i guess with what you know but of those i would i must part of this in support or give up with your helping them of me let a fathoming get hold of them when they are part of the family and in the databases so you know but i also know better young oh my how you learn how to see your wife crossed can you explain to me how it all happened buzzing a moment on the hard right among the fake on the board it felt oh yeah. it was a you let me dog am no good here i cannot get here but i've been here not to tell
or not to skip the fatty yeah i mean look at all of the mushy language amber or evil jani i mean i don't focus on this anymore a preschooler from a prison are going to fall down there's a man in front of you did she jump or did she go underneath no asako where been you know the person michael if i go but she's eight months pregnant and must have been scary for you to see then the only other playing a moment the convalescing or the serious effect right there you know which are good katie power can let you go i don't get into so why didn't you give us a ride on both of our you won't have any balls yesterday here in the crib but i'm not going to tell you that i am particle being a most interesting morning and wish you no to thank yous from thanks. so when she calls she as far as i look to b.b.'s in a book it was a on the northward with i don't go to no no kill her if i don't go to the buffet out of the whole grass capable i'm out there enough then a fun trip was a africa lesson but i don't i'm on a number of them which i struggle with about as here are so often you see a number of this i didn't either. the enduro and i feel like i support. gallo's
skinner brutal globe on the run i said i'm going to go now you see what are some of you but a lot of people say you shouldn't be crossing that this way you should be going through did he go order even if it takes much longer but if your mother must be fifty and broke a bit there saw in business their video partner karen which i love both of the list it as a must win then i got to look at the bill in my head the band that i know to be a lot of good friends i could think of friends i learned on the bus just my knowledge of him which i am sick of floating debris nothing to brother but i have probably already put down there was a couple have the list of prevent that i'm nowhere near any of just but if our feelings are one of the couple that was because of the political atmosphere in the us a lot of people think that. you guys are invaders that you are criminals that you want to go and live over on social benefits if you
had an american in front of you who thought that what would you say with just a modicum of someone could be as a muslim the whole time with an hour for the little place you bet he was going to buy you know he's looking for work if i see a lot of it up on i see the funky man is someone oakum a political way to argue most mossad of all of my business is headed by the federal reserve he will get on the new bishop in the name of the boy more than him is getting on me ok i'm with a handsome idea locum how the sims are as damaged we bump up what you gotta suck up and only one of us will forget him and yourself and does it hurt feelings but. if so i think about it or. the book i wish i had then a photo can all men if i'm with a few can run to put it look at them or their part in the most of one of us to go sick you may go on to say you over yourself i mean to have it up with had me be a portable to your he saw example. gloria fantasy since we have been here standing
the plundering of armenia's natural riches has uprooted residents and desecrated the habitat of some of europe's most endangered species. but a remarkable campaign by local residents is challenging the miked of the country's investors and pinning high hopes on its newly elected prime minister people in power investigates armenia mining out the left. on a zero. in an exclusive interview with al jazeera venezuela which just leader strikes an uncompromising stands.
so when you're watching all this their life my headquarters here in doha also coming up raising fares of a new arms race the u.s. says russian violations of forced it to back out of a cold war era nuclear missile pact. the taliban offers its vision for afghanistan if president trump pulls u.s. troops house and. qatar celebrates a football history the asian cup becomes the first major trophy for the twenty twenty two world cup hosts. welcome to the program venezuela's opposition leader is showing no sign of backing down from a political standoff with president nicolas maduro wanna go i don't declare himself interim president has rejected an offer from mexico and you're going to mediate talks with madeira he's backed by several latin american and western countries including the united states but they're ramping up pressure on moderate to step
down as the country enjoys a long running economic crisis which is forced millions to leave the country our latin america editor lucien newman sat down with one why don't for an exclusive interview she began by asking him about the possibility of u.s. military intervention washington says that all options are on the table would you support u.s. military intervention if all else fails. we will do everything possible so that in the shortest time possible with the least social cost that we can generate stability and governability in the country to attend the humanitarian emergency to reactivate production in the country and to achieve freedom for almost all. but you're not ruling it out are you we're going to the everything possible everything we have to do with the five viable is that i mentioned earlier generate governability stability the lowest actual impact possible looked at the the humanitarian emergency to reactivate the economy to generate jobs and public
services for citizen as still venezuela towards democracy. russia or a guy in mexico or offering to mediate in this conflict in the european union for example is proposing a ninety day period to bring both sides together in order to reach a peaceful settlement to this confrontation why is that unacceptable to you when you know either out of a lovely ok here today or not to conflict insights at all we have he said entire country to the wants change and a very tiny group that sustains itself with weapons stolen from the republic and with constant threats against the same army that sustains them and a citizenship that is massacre i understand the very good intentions of mexico and europe and i understand the ultimatum the european union has given maduro the opposition has been willing to negotiate we tried everything we have voted we can abstain we gun hunger strikes we have protested and they have killed us but what is
greed under all this pressure to hold elections but while still in office internationally supervised transparent under conditions that everyone could agree to would you allow that to happen would you agree the sation of those super regime a transition government and free elections everything within that framework can be discussed though washington is ramping up pressure on president maduro to step down speaking to exile venezuelans in florida vice president mike pence said it's time to end what he called moderate dictatorship and to be clear the struggle in venezuela is between dictatorship and democracy and freedom has the moment nicolas maduro is a dictator with no legitimate claim to power and nicolas maduro must go but those looking on should know this. all options are on the table. was. nicolas maduro would do
well not to test the resolve of the united states. now a deadline issued by several european countries for madeira to call early elections expires on saturday he's already said that hill ignore it more protests are expected this weekend as one calls supporters back onto the streets for what he says will be the biggest march in the country's history the demonstrations will coincide with a prime winter rally to mark the twentieth anniversary of the inauguration of his mentor the late venezuelan leader hugo chavez but the material government is trying to stay solvent by selling its gold reserves and i said newman is a latin america analyst on but it will founder and founder of political consulting firm asymmetric up she says it's a sign of the president running out of options. basically is very much in keeping with the cup the chronic regime i mean this is a regime that's not only human rights abuse are in a drug cartel and
a terrorist financier it's a great talk recy it's estimated to have stolen somewhere around seven hundred or eight hundred billion dollars which is more than it would take to rebuild but as well as much more than they were ever got from the wall matt so there is a duty mentality and the people close to the regime just made it very clear that their intention was to take as much money out of the country as they possibly could on the so that's in keeping on the other hand it's getting more difficult for them because there's greater vigilance greater surveillance and the sanctions regime is is vicious if it's going to iran that's busting those sanctions if it's going to russia especially goes apeshit but this was not really sanctions so they're running out of options and they're just trying to expect the thrashings of a drowning man basically and also the oil production is way down not just because of the sanctions but because they didn't they didn't invest in their capacity so that they couldn't even produce more if they if they had if they could you know if
they had to fight and say the infrastructure is just not there. well the u.s. is withdrawing from a decade's old nuclear missile pact with russia sparking fears of a new arms race the trumpet ministration is accused of violating the intermediate range nuclear forces all the treaty russia rejects those accusations. from washington d.c. . suspension of the historic treaty that has been a cornerstone of european security for decades for years russia has violated the terms of the intermediate range nuclear forces treaty without remorse the united states will therefore suspend its obligations under the n f treaty effective february second. the white house maintains the u.s. has adhere to the intermediate range nuclear forces treaty well russia has not in that time it accuses russia of covertly developing and fielding
a prohibited missile system that poses a threat to european allies u.s. forces stationed there the u.s. did not give specific examples of violations russia has consistently denied it's breaking the agreement but u.s. secretary of state says russia is in violation what's your response we're not going to approach this many times but they don't want to lose the agreement was signed during the cold war by u.s. president ronald reagan and russia's mikhail gorbachev one thousand nine hundred eighty seven when most agree it's not perfect it did hold to the escalating arms race between the two superpowers u.s. president donald trump has long been a critic of the treaty. but on friday he suggested it might be time to negotiate a new one less thing to do and here we should be the only one i hope that we're able to get everybody in a very big and beautiful room and do a new treaty that would be much better still there's concern the u.s.
did not exhaust its diplomatic options and is trump pressures north korea to give up its nuclear are. many question why he would relax any missile restrictions on russia it actually opens the door for russia to deploy more of these missiles and opens the door for a new european missile race but some analysts have speculated the trumpet ministration isn't just worried about russia. china is not bound by the treaty there's criticism it's been gaining military advantage deploying large numbers of missiles with ranges beyond the current limits there are now just six months for the agreement to be saved the united states is russian must destroy equipment in violation of the agreement or will move ahead with a response designed to deny what the united states perceives to be russia's military advantage can really help at al-jazeera the white house. worked for
the u.s. state department on curbing weapons of mass destruction globally she says the trumpet ministration had other options to target the deal but i think there is a concern about russia's missiles there's been television that indicates that the missiles do in fact have a range just beyond what's allowed under the i.n.f. treaty and that there's a chance that they have actual plane done some testing with them so there is a concern about a concern about what russia is doing however there are some diplomatic efforts that you know they could have done more to actually try to resolve the issue on the other hand you know it is another case obviously of the u.s. withdrawal from retreat that really is very very important in terms of what it's been able to do and what it can prevent in terms of our control so it can also deftly be seen as another case where the u.s. sees an agreement that it doesn't like and rather taking the time to really exhaust diplomatic efforts it decides which are. now the taliban says u.s.
president donald trump appears to be serious about pulling his troops out of afghanistan a spokesman for the all groups says a foreign withdrawal is the first goal towards resolving the seventeen year conflict the taliban also says it wants to establish an islamic system under any peace deal well earlier this week the u.s. envoy said there had been agreements in principle towards a framework agreement but it was drawn up without input from the afghan government which the taliban regards as illegitimate well david certainly is a former u.s. deputy assistant secretary of defense for afghanistan and pakistan he says the taliban needs to outline specifically what it means by an islamic system well if you look at the afghan constitution it says that afghanistan respects shari'a law is governing the cord to the islamic principles so it really depends on what you mean by in this logic system. in afghanistan in kabul where i've lived for a fair part of the last several years there is an islamic system so the question is
will the taliban accept what the rest of afghanistan regards as an acceptable islamic system or do they want something else something that is more a traditional pasha to system with a huge amount of oppression of women are they going to accept the presence of shia in the has are a minority which when they were in power before they were discriminated against so we have to look at what they mean when they say islamic system a true islamic system would be fine but if it's one that is really just a pashtun tribal system that's another question. now the former ivory coast president laurent gbagbo has been released by the international criminal court he and his ally the former youth minister shahrzad blow goo to work acquitted last month but that decision's been appealed by prosecutors they have been accused of crimes against humanity including initiating a wave of violence following disputed elections in two thousand and ten while