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in north and syria this victory couldn't have been a sheet wearing night for the grace sacrifices of our brave martyrs within hours of victory ceremony was held in battles and the u.s. special envoy on syria it was there alongside kurdish fighters from the u.s. army has been supporting this critical milestone in the fight against isis delivers a crushing strategic blow and underscores the unwavering commitment of our local partners and the global coalition to do the isis. the self declared caliphate which one span swathes of syria and iraq has eventually been refused to the town of but whose as it was unable to withstand the might of the u.s. led coalition which bombed it from the skies and the onslaught on the ground of a variety of groups including the kurdish led syrian defense forces the s.d.f. and the turkish back to free syria army. the taking the boos from ice all came just
hours after the white house issued a statement announcing the total defeat of the group but even though it no longer controls land analysts say it's premature to declare the end of the group itself. so what next for syria in other parts of the country where i saw has been overrun the vacuum has been filled by different fighting groups close to the turkish border for instance formerly eisel held territory is now under the control of the free syria army a group that anchor approves of while im embittered now but was kurdish fighters have taken over since eisel rose to prominence in two thousand and fourteen the international community slowly stopped talking about the syrian revolution in the struggle for freedom and the narrative became one of defeating i saw in combating terrorism and that's helped us that survive the presence of i saw also discourage many countries from supporting armed opposition groups in the syrian civil war now that i. eisel no longer controls any territory inside syria the question is will
the international community refocus his attention on the atrocities committed against the syrian people by the assad government and its allies. does iraq beirut just how landis is director of the center for middle east studies at the university of oklahoma he says it's the syrian kurds who stand to lose as the u.s. prepares for a military withdrawal the turks clearly want the united states to leave i've every body wants us to leave except for the kurds and of course the. the non kurds the arabs in this northern region many of whom support to curt's now the question is will they go slow i think that everybody including syrian government and the turkish government will keep a lid on any invasion until they see the american troops withdrawing they want to confirm to us withdraw because any dramatic action right now would provoke the
united states to remain there i don't believe the kurds will trust the us side regime to. you give any long term guarantee there might be short term. there could be. on autonomy for cultural reasons like the language and so forth radio but as for military autonomy i don't think the syrian regime intends to military autonomy once more head on the al-jazeera news hour including demanding a second breck's at referendum hundreds of thousands joined the people's vote march in london how chechnya is helping former i saw members reintegrate back into society christ church a super rugby team returns to action after the mosque shootings and considers changing its name peter will have the details in sports.
but first details of u.s. special counsel robert muller is reported to possible collusion between russia and donald trump's twenty sixteen campaign could be revealed to congress by sunday attorney general william barr says he'll write two reports based on the documents he received one for congress and another for the public democrats are demanding the full report be released without delay along with all the evidence muller uncovered since they have a majority in the house they have subpoena power to obtain the report but the president could order the justice department to defy its donald trump's lawyers say they want to look at miller's findings before they're made public it's unclear whether that will happen those just outside donald trump's weekend home the resort of mar a lago in palm beach florida where the president remains gabriel just talk us through this waiting game as we see whether this report is going to be made public or not. yeah it will be made public at some point it's just
a matter of when and how much of it will be made public that's what everyone is waiting for this has been two years they were waiting for the mueller report and now we're in an. another waiting game and it's all on the william barr the attorney general i'm told that he just a few minutes ago left the department of justice in washington office there where he was for over nine hours on saturday he's doing two things number one he's reading the report and only he has a copy of it to read right now we don't know if that report is ten pages twenty pages a thousand pages nobody has any idea so he's first reading it and then he's deciding how much of it to release to congress and that's going to be the key question what are the key findings that the attorney general thinks that he wants to release to congress as soon as that happens or even before that happens it's expected that he will inform the white house and perhaps give the white house an advance warning of
what he thinks a key findings are but as of this evening here saturday night the white house is telling us they have no idea what's in the report they have not been given any sort of briefing on it so that's why there is so much champ dissipated here waiting for the attorney general of the united states to release this report that robert mueller has been working on for more than two years and handed over to him just over twenty four hours ago and for the president he did remain out of view today many saying that's unusual for him what do we make of not. yet it's really unusual and we don't know what to make of it quite frankly listen this is a president that tweets a lot he comes out and talks to the media a lot he has been completely silent for the last twenty four hours since mueller turned over this report to the department of justice he was here it is mar a lago resort he did not come out much you want to play golf you know but beyond that he has been very silent not saying anything and no one knows what to make of
that this is a critical juncture in his presidency i think he knows that the people around him know that and i think they're just. simply waiting because they know it's d.-day what i mean by d.-day is it's decision day for the attorney general now to release this report and that will answer so many questions that people have had for so long i will say trump is not here alone he's got his top two lawyers with him that are dealing with the mueller investigation he's also got many staff members from washington the white house including all of his communications officials because as soon as this report is released there's going to be a lot for this white house to respond to what that is though nobody knows are right for the time being thank you all miller's investigation is far from the only legal trouble the president faces so trump's former lawyer has pleaded guilty to breaking campaign finance law by paying hush money to two women who said they had affairs with the presidents michael cohen said trump ordered him to do it to win the twenty
six thousand election federal prosecutors are also looking into trump's inaugural committee for spending one hundred seven million dollars and festivities almost every organization trump has run over the past decade are being investigated his private company is facing multiple lawsuits for doing business with foreign governments after he took office and his thirty year old charity is also being sued over accusations its money was misused to personally benefit trusts thailand is hold to holding its first general election since a military coup in twenty fourteen but while ties finally get to cast their ballots many wonder if the process will be truly democratic scott heiler reports from bangkok. you know from rubber plantations in the south to the opposition heartland in the northeast candidates are on their last push before the nearly fifty two million thais head to the polls on sunday. while they'll be
playing their role in the democratic process there's a widespread belief that with a constitution crafted by the military any new government will be far from democratic. the two hundred fifty member senate will be appointed by the military government ensuring it has a strong grip on parliament sunday's polling is for the five hundred seats in the lower house. and there's also a pro-military party running. don't need. with coup leader. as their candidate for prime minister. on the upcoming election i don't think i think. we know that we begin conditions within the const within the constitution and that condition. and the military has used the courts to curb competition among others it is filed cases against the poor thai party led by former prime minister talks and. he faces corruption charges he says
are politically motivated and lives in exile thanks and its predecessors have won every general election since two thousand and one the home to. the judiciary can certainly the straw a these pro talks and parties so in the end. the election will certainly be a spectacle that people can use to express themselves and be happy that they had a voice but in the outcome the hunter whens again i would say some feel that the military government has been clever in exploiting the divisions here in thai society but some say part of the blame rests on the biggest political parties the democrats and put die. in the supporters of these two parties are known as the yellow shirts and red shirts and their rivalry has been the basis for nearly two decades of instability and led to two military coups three hundred sixty seven
seats is the magic number needed to gain control and form a government. opinion polls indicate no single party will reach it so it's unlikely a coalition will need to be formed and with the deck stacked in the military's favor many expect compromises will have to be made any more political parties that will be successful in this election will face. a monumental task of dismantling enough power to solve repression that have been carefully put in place by the military. so even after the ballots are counted and winners are announced they'll be some intense political horse trading before the people of this nation see the face of their next government scott harbor al-jazeera bangkok and florence louis has more from the hometown of exiled former prime minister attacks and. chiang mai northern thailand can be considered a political stronghold of thompson shinawatra thompson and his sister are former prime ministers of this country who were ousted either in
a crew or by the courts over the last fifteen years and despite living in self-imposed exile they are still a strong political force they draw their support mainly from the rural population in the north and northeast parts of the country who remain grateful to thompson for giving them access to cheaper health care and agricultural subsidies but over the last five years with the military government in charge it has put in place a constitution and electoral rules that give it an inbuilt advantage including capping the number of feet a party can win in an election now critics say this is to prevent another comeback by thompson whose parties have not lost an election since two thousand and one now on the eve of the election an english language newspaper has described this election as a contest that is neither we nor fair despite this we are anticipating a high voter turnout in early voting that took place last week the great eighty
seven percent and forecasters are taking that as an indication that the turnout rate for sunday is going to be high as well people are keen to take part in this election when the military took over in a coup in two thousand and fourteen it had promised to hold polls within a year or two and people have been waiting for nearly five years now to cost that vote hundreds of thousands of people have marched through central london calling for a second breck's at referendum after three years of negotiations it's still unclear how or when the u.k. should leave the european union for many protesters in the capital it's the biggest political crisis in a generation so new reports from london. they bought central london to a standstill at a time when the government is power lies by bricks it this was supposed to be the week when the u.k. would have begun its divorce from the european union instead.
there is more uncertainty more waiting and more anger and the forty eight percent of britons who voted in the referendum three years ago to remain in the u.k. are increasingly exasperated this wasn't what they were promised this was a campaign based on lies and i think people were. leaving the european union were actually means was politicians from across the spectrum called for the government to arrange another referendum echoing the demonstrators concerned that the deadlock whether you. voted for europe you know to leave european union whichever place will fall to support i mean we could all agree that the talks were being forced on the national interest filmmakers so poor and rich or so make us weaker or stronger it's making us more divided not more you know. they came from all over britain all against the very idea of bricks and given the strength the feeling on show here
it's very difficult to see how this can be reconciled when and even if it happens i wanted to remain because i'm european i'm one of a cloud and i want to stay one of a club i don't want us to be little britain are on our own there is a lot riding on what happens over the next few days now the prime minister to resign may face extra time to push through her deal she is facing the political fight of her life one but she may not survive may has blamed british m.p.'s for the bricks and obstacles and that has cost us support for another attempt at a vote on ho withdrawal agreement the marchers insist that nothing is a done deal britain is in full so. it is impossible to predict what happens. here. any time soon.
hello again this hour do want to start here in the united states because we are still dealing with widespread flooding across the plains as well as the midwest this is going to continue for weeks if not months before that water does recede now we are watching one particular storm system right here coming in off the rockies now this is going to be rain to that same area we don't need any more rain across
this region because it's really going to not let that water recede in a timely manner so we're going to be watching this very carefully but out here towards the eastern seaboard things are quite nice for new york on sunday but as we go towards monday we're going to be seeing more rain and that could turn to snow behind the system because of that cooler air well across the caribbean we're looking at some rainy conditions as well many of the islands of here are going to be rain over the next few days we're talking about puerto rico dominican republic cuba as well as into the bahamas that is going to continue as we go towards monday but out here towards much of central america not looking too bad unless you get down here towards parts of course to rica and then very quickly parts of argentina things looking quite nice now much of that rain is making its way towards the north which happens seasonally right about this time rio it's going to be quite nice at thirty degrees ascension at about thirty one but down here towards point as it is it is going to be a clear day few with a temperature of about twenty two degrees there.
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color on the top stories on the al-jazeera news our aid agencies say they're running out of time to reach survivors more than a week after i swept across southern africa more than seven hundred people have died in mozambique zimbabwe and malawi the risk of disease remains high at least one hundred thirty four herders have been killed in mali blamed on an ethnic militia gunmen dressed as traditional dogs as target of the village of. cast a strict us about forces in syria say they've taken the law. held by the syrian
democratic forces have raised their flag. following weeks of fighting u.s. president donald trump says his country will remain vigilant against isis network. nearly one hundred women and children once part of feisal have been brought home to the russian region of chechnya russians were one of the largest groups of foreign fighters to join the armed group government policy now only repatriates children but still some are trying to reunite their families stuff and reports from grozny in chechnya. thank you that was pregnant with her third child when she and her family crossed the border from turkey to join eisel she says they were lured by videos betraying a land of pure islam but found torture war and oppression instead fearing reprisals from eisel she doesn't want to show her face. there was a lot of injustice there a lot of evil they not only tortured others those who were not from my school they
were torturing that we do schooling there that's why the place fell apart it cannot be called islamic state things that took place there do not exist in islam after saddam's husband was killed she managed to contact chechen operatives and was put on a flight home where she became part of a deal radicalization program and it's carefully watched she was one of the last women allowed to return the russian government now only repatriate children much to the despair of hundreds of parents who come from all over russia to chechnya. to bring back their daughters with the chest and the challenge to the it gets harder to stay hopeful for the third year there's no news about the case the last phone call fatima received from her daughter was in february two thousand and seventeen visit i was in mosul with her five children. we have the government will give a chance with these girls to be reunited with their mothers if the author found if they are alive they should be able to live in
a normal human atmosphere with the help of the state without any worries the organization who lobbied for their return has filed of more than seven hundred russian women and fifteen hundred children still missing. of course we are worried they were women who really wanted to get to the caliphate but those women are among the first to run away now they can get here illegally that is why if we bring them back through the program and under the close eye of the special services they will be less dangerous. while men who have returned were sent to prison women. i've been given money and a place to live yes policy of rehabilitation for former ice a limb and a stake in many by surprise. is perhaps better known for being a tough uncompromising leader an unexpected approach in a region known for its violent crackdown against people considered extremists so this policy of returning women and children from former i so territories is seen by some as
a way for kabir of the booth his poor human rights record as well as to track potential insurgents and to promote his stature as a muslim leader. that is now trying hard to convince your throat is to bring home more women despite criticism that she's helping people who joined a band organization she sees rehab elite patients of these women as the safest option making her the only hope for parents to be reunited with their children not only in russia but parents from as far away as germany have come to her for help stop fast al-jazeera. russia. well the number of passengers killed in thursday's ferry disaster in northern iraq has risen to at least a hundred and seven another hundred people remain missing most of those killed were women and children heading out of mosul for a mother's day picnic that's also the name has the latest from mosul has. been burdened with the grief of losing two generations of their family the l.
ani's young and old not came to the banks of the tigris river this mother is calling out for her nine year old daughter. had to we miss you where are you. had to come out. to deal her seven year old sister and her father drowned on thursday when the amusement park ferry they were in capsized on the tigris river their bodies still haven't found. the lava magenta ferry operator filled to the brim we can bring you every moment to shoulda i saw my husband and two daughters holding is. when the ferry launched within minutes all of a sudden we capsized in a city that was terrorized and destroyed by eisel the pain and anger our palpable. on friday protesters swarm the iraqi president during his visit accusing the
government of widespread corruption in efficacy and on lack of accountability the most difficult issues as if mosul is constantly targeted bridges collapsing ferry sinking explosions we feel deeply saddened we just want to cry out and shed tears but there's a feeling inside of us that we need to step up and help the. police have arrested nine people including the amusement park owner and ferry operators and charge them with negligence iraq's prime minister is calling for the governor of nineveh province to be sacked for mismanage. mitt i thought i was in it house enough dining cold blood enough for those politicians not being serious will be going to benefit from those politicians coming to denounce and seize people's lives have wasted people have been waiting outside the morgue waiting for answers about their loved ones dozens of people are still missing recovering their bodies may be tricky given
the swift current of the tigris river one body has already been retrieved twenty kilometers downstream from the accident. compound in the tragedy iraq's red crescent says to volunteers assisting divers searching for bodies die the tigris may be the final resting place for sons and daughters mothers and fathers one man stood on the riverbank watching the search operation he says these aren't his relatives but these victims or are family natasha going to. mosul iraq emergency services are attempting to rescue thirteen hundred people on board a cruise ship off the coast of norway the viking sky sent a mayday call after it encountered engine problems and bad weather helicopters and several rescue boats are at the scene in high waves and strong winds thousands of people have been airlifted it's. italy has become the first g seven country to
endorse china's belts and road initiative the agreement was reached on saturday during president xi jinping three day trip to italy the belton road initiative is aimed at boosting beijing's economic and political reach but critics say it will let china gain control of strategically sensitive infrastructure italy needs more trade and investment as its economy is going through its third recession in decades . clashes have broken out in paris during the nineteenth consecutive weekends of yellow vests protests paris police banned demonstrators from gathering on the shelves and is a after soft sound businesses were looted there last weekend and soldiers have been deployed to guard public buildings a move that's been widely criticized for violence between police and protesters broke out in other cities too including me in the north and to lose in the south these were the scenes and as police fired tear gas so far there are no reports of injuries the demonstrations began last november over a fuel tax rises but have since grown into
a wider movement against presidents my columns has more from paris. five thousand yellow vests demonstrations marched through the streets of paris going to the sec to go to church in moema without any violent instance whatsoever but often they dispersed there were a few sporadic isolated crashes between the some protesters and the police they were burning rubbish bins they were trying to vandalize a bank but they were very isolated incidents and across france itself to there were more clashes but not on such a large scale as seen here last saturday clashes in the north and the south of france now the numbers are quite interesting the interior ministry is saying that there were forty thousand five hundred protesters across the whole of france and that is well up on the number that they reported last weekend when we saw the violent clashes here in paris so this is
a problem that is still not going away for president it's a problem that he tried to diffuse using the the so-called big debate but yet he's got to listen to exactly what he found across the country and come up with some new policies because so many people are still very angry with him they see him as a president only for the rich and yet they're finding themselves in communities many many rural. communities where they caught me and me they get enough money to survive a whole month and feed their families and look at them so now until he comes up with some sort of new policies this government will still be under threat from the vestas this is the nineteenth consecutive day they've been out on the streets it could be many more yet before they get the policies they need to make their life that much better in the rural communities at least fifteen people have been killed in a gun battle in somalia as capital attackers stormed the building after detonating
a suicide car bomb the armed group claimed responsibility for the attack and deputy labor minister was among those killed as well though it. was we were in the middle of their normal duties when the suicide vehicle exploded at the gate i fled from the building just as the gunfire was starting. with the attackers entered the ministry building when the first explosion happened in front of the gate black smoke was seen rising then gunfire erupted at the scene and i fled from the area. brazil's right wing president has wrapped up an official visit to chile that was marked by protests and controversy the brazilian leader his praise of chile's former military dictatorship led to the first ever boycott offer a presidential visit by influential chilean politicians will see a new man has more from santiago. brazilian president. came to chile to express
his admiration for the country's free market economic model. but it's his admiration to chile's former dictator general pinochet that made him the target of public outrage. in the past couple sonata has said been a shade should have killed more people this anti-gay opinions also brought protestors out onto the streets. but at. presidential palace in brazil's right wing populace leader was received with the respect to be fitting a head of state by his conservative chilean counterpart. for one thing they share the conviction that bin israel as leader. has to be pushed out. of just come from speaking with donald trump a controversial the details of that venezuela is a main concern for all of. us we are confident that very soon it will join the new south american bloc prosser the day that venezuela manages to defeat its despicable dictatorship. both leaders signed a memorandum to begin negotiations for
a bilateral free trade agreement but even the luncheon has turned out to be controversial this is where it's going to happen and there are very few tables for a mystery an official lunch and that's because a lot of the guests have declined the invitation and that includes the president of the upper and lower house of chile's congress who say that is a bad example for chile. the foreign minister justified the visit on the grounds of national interest remember that brazil is a huge market for exporters and the number one destination for chilean foreign investments. perhaps inspired by his recent visit to washington. charges that he's a massage honest and a racist saying it's all fake and you. see in al-jazeera some. hope francis has accepted the resignation of the highest ranking leader of the catholic church and surely the archbishop cardinal ricardo is facing trial for
allegedly sexual abuse by three creates the catholic church leaders are under intense criticism for their response to decades of attacks by clergy worldwide. and his government has banned another pro independence group in indian administered kashmir the second this month their crackdown coincides with campaigning for india's general election. so how raman reports from new delhi. it's all quiet on the streets of the capital of indian administered kashmir especially at the office of the jumble kashmir liberation front the indian government banned the group on friday and its headquarters in srinagar is closed word of india's government leaders say the j.k. life is a separatist movement that committed violence towards the bally's hindu minority its chairman yassine malik was jailed under a law that allows for suspects to be held for up to two years without charge. the band follows another him.