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stan at the moment it would only be natural that you would have those things but i think there has been a lot of criticism from other candidates saying well look we just don't have that kind of protection to get us to our political rallies and that ashraf ghani is maybe using excessively the amount of security apparatus he has it is disposal to help his political campaign but nonetheless he was at this rally it's not known if he's still there as for the casualties we are hearing that there was possibly a security vehicle being involved so it would be fair to assume that a number of the casualties from this would probably be security personnel but as we all know down in all of these attacks even though they may well 3 be directed against military targets there are always a number of innocent passers by civilians who get caught in fact far more civilians get killed and injured in these attacks than the military themselves so that is possibly what we will see but as i said we are still waiting to ascertain the exact
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numbers from part about here that's an important point to make rob because we're just hearing on our wires here that ambulances who are responding to the explosions certainly in power one outside the capital have said that women and children are among those who've been killed and injured and that most of the victims seem to be civilians so indeed as you say civilians always seem to be caught up in the crossfire here rob just very quickly in terms of the 2 separate incidents the one at the u.s. embassy reports of an explosion there and possible gun which can't be confirmed yet and then also the bigger explosion earlier in part one is a sense perhaps that these 2 incidents might be called latent. well i mean it just happens that they have happened within the same hour but on any given hour in any given day throughout afghanistan you get a number of incidents happening i think it has to be said that obviously there is
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far more attention paid to all of these incidents especially when they take place at a rally attended by the president of afghanistan in the run up to a controversial election like this but i think it is true to say that there has been an increase in violent attacks in events all around afghanistan the concern for the authorities here is that you know we're still 2 weeks away from the election is it going to be get worse or are they with the deployment of thousands of security personnel as they are deploying around the country going to be able to keep a lid on this and be able to give afghanistan at least a chance of a free and fair election at least in the roughly harf of the country that the government seems to be in control of there just talk us through sort of broader security concerns as the run up to elections starts because we were talking to you earlier you were telling us that literally thousands tens of thousands of troops security personnel are to be deployed in the run up to the election. that's right
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they're putting out something like 72000 security personnel from police paramilitaries the army are being deployed across afghanistan to keep these polling stations open the concern is of course just how much of afghanistan the government is still in control of it certainly the security situation is far worse than it was in the last election back in 2014 in that election the government was able to open 7000 polling stations across the country they had been hoping for a similar number this time but it is quite telling that already they have conceded that only around $5000.00 polling stations will be opened come polling day and of course polling day is still 2 weeks away. rob the taliban always seems to increase its attacks and its threats before presidential elections in afghanistan just think this is likely then to affect voter turnout on the ground. that's the concern
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especially in the areas where the taliban are in control you know they have said told people to boycott this poll they didn't want this poll to go ahead it was their firm expectation in fact that this election day would be postponed if they had signed a preliminary peace agreement with the americans that as part of that agreement this poll would be pushed back possibly for some power shape sharing arrangement to be brought in so just as the afghan government is committed that now this peace deal isn't going to be signed and that they will go ahead with this election to boost their legitimacy and give the people of afghanistan afghanistan at least a chance of a fair election the taliban seem to be as firmly committed that it won't go ahead and of course there are much more areas of the country that are controlled by the taliban and they do carry out so they make these threats which they do carry out
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that anybody that attends a poll that goes to vote they get their index finger marked with indelible ink and it is the threat which with that we know is being carried out by the taliban that of those people could be killed or at the very least have that finger chopped off and that is as you would expect a huge disincentive to people living out in parts of the country where increasingly the the face of all storage see is the taliban they don't see the security forces and the police and they will say look what else do you expect us to do you know of course we're not going to vote it simply isn't worth our lives down. there in the afghan capital kabul rob come back to you throughout the morning as you get more details on this but let's just recap for our viewers who are perhaps just joining us here on al-jazeera about the breaking news out of afghanistan 2 explosions the 1st blast killed we understand 24 people injured 31 near an election rally held by the afghan president ashraf ghani. the central power one province on tuesday that's
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according to health officials there we understand that the afghan president ashraf ghani is safe we're not sure if he's still at that election rally but he's been moved somewhere but he is safe hospital sources are saying that women and children are among the victims of that initial blast in central pa one province at the election rally on tuesday the 2nd incident happened in the afghan capital kabul we're getting reports of an explosion near the secured area where the u.s. embassy is housed and there were reports of gunfire which we haven't confirmed yet but reports of a 2nd explosion we're not sure yet if there's any coordination between the attack in power and the attack in kabul but the live pictures you're seeing on your screen are the latest pictures you're seeing on your screen of that attack outside the u.s. embassy in the capital kabul so there you have it breaking news out of the out of
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afghanistan one explosion at an election rally being held by the president a 2nd explosion and possible gunfire outside the u.s. embassy more on that of course as we get it here at al-jazeera. let's go to some other news now u.s. president donald trump says it looks like iran was behind saturday's drone attacks which crippled more than a half of saudi arabia's oil production but he says he'll wait to see definitive proof before deciding how to respond from said secular state might pompei it will be traveling to riyadh at some point to coordinate a response saudi arabia says the attacks were carried out using iranian weapons but terror and denies this yemen's who the rebels say they are behind the attacks and they're warning more strikes a coming with a full picture of the damage is not yet clear but chinese officials have been told that it's all deliveries will be delayed and there are reports of saudi arabia is trying to buy diesel that urgent delivery gable is under begins our coverage from washington. president donald trump says the u.s. is still collecting and analyzing intelligence related to saturday's attack on
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saudi oil facilities but says all evidence gathered dust far points to one country when asked if that country was iran this was the president's response which looking that way will have some pretty good to. have a some very strong studies done but it's certainly looking that way at this moment and. will let you know the spectrum said he does not want war with iran but said his administration would coordinate closely with riyadh and in response the saudis want very much for us to protect them but i say well we have to work there was an attack on saudi arabia and there was an attack on us but we would certainly help them but despite the alliance between washington and riyadh there are doubts about how much clout saudi arabia has to force the u.s. into military action this has been very interested in the past few months. on many
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issues so the troubled ministry and the u.s. in general has looked willing to basically fight a war and we have the sultan's the who the rebels in yemen backed by iran claimed responsibility for the attacks on monday iran's president hassan rouhani flatly rejected the u.s. ascertain tehran was involved saying the who these were behind it and for legitimate reasons. the many people are exercising their legitimate right of self defense the attacks are reciprocal and the main solution is to halt these attacks the solution for the yemeni crisis is also political we believe that. president trump said it was a large attack against saudi arabia but could be met with an attack many times larger this is threatening language trump has used in the past against syria north korea and even iran without following through with significant military action but clearly tensions are escalating trump said secretary of state mike pompei o and
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other administration officials would be traveling to riyadh soon to coordinate a response. washington. israelis are voting in their 2nd general election in less than 6 months the prime minister benjamin netanyahu is hoping for a 5th term he failed to achieve a majority or form a coalition in april and called unprecedented rerun now he's trying to gain more supporters by promising to annex all settlements in the occupied west bank. but we want to support the elections are close i can confirm to you this morning they are very close i call on all citizens of israel to come and vote. and netanyahu his main opponent benny gantz has voted in his hometown of russia ian blue and white party seeking to improve on a vote when it picked up 35 seats the same as netanyahu liquid party but as our
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force that reports those pledges might not be enough to get an outright majority. benjamin netanyahu had rarely if ever looked publicly angrier than he did on the 30th of may this year defeated in his effort to form a coalition government he rented anyone else from being given that chance by forcing through an unprecedented election rewrite the global market unbelievable other door lieberman is now part of the lift the sense of betrayal was at his former political fixer former foreign and defense minister ally and enemy for more than 20 years avigdor lieberman professed reason for keeping his secular rightwing party out of government with his opposition to ultra orthodox jews being exempted from military service something that in yahoo's ultra orthodox political partners would not concede. nurit kadar spent 5 years following lieberman for a documentary released this week finding him a highly guarded interviewee but he says it was clear that whatever the ideological
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differences between him and netanyahu their divorce was deeply personal the only thing the only sentence. he said was that friendship is something it's for life. you know if there is some foundation that it really go through all life and it was broken and it was shattered. the woman hasn't explicitly ruled out joining the netanyahu led government this time around but his policy demands make it unlikely at best and with his secular stance boosting his position in the polls his status as kingmaker has been strengthened netanyahu spent the last week talking in terms familiar from previous campaigns of threats and promises the threat of iran's nuclear program the threat requiring police at polling stations of palestinian israeli voter fraud the promise to annex the jordan valley and parts of the occupied city of hebron all of it designed to
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motivate his right wing base. but netanyahu reelection offers a better chance to fight off 3 looming corruption cases the parliament will knesset could even vote to grant him immunity but the polls suggest there could be a similar outcome to last time with netanyahu is likud party running almost even with the opposition blue and white led by former army chief benny gantz as a good chance neither will have enough support from smaller parties to piece together a majority coalition some predict months more uncertainty while each side tries and fails to form a government increasing the pressure on netanyahu is an indictment is expected to happen in the 1st half of the summer that would be during the 2nd period of 6 weeks in which a candidate would be given a chance to form a government and if that indictment happens then the likud well then realize ok we don't like overthrowing leaders but now we have no choice israel's 2nd election in 5 months is unlikely to be the finish line in the contest to govern the country
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rather the starting gun for the next round in a fight hurry force at al-jazeera west jerusalem but more now from occupied east jerusalem. one of the biggest fears of all parties is voter apathy and that might lead to a low turnout it was just under 70 percent in april and parties fear less than that may mean more votes going to more extreme parties there was also a lot of security in april some people working in the voting stations complained of intimidation even violence from some people so there are a number precedented 14000 police officers on duty and 3000 observers wearing body cameras this election is for about change change the police. state it's about change i think it will be divided again yeah because it's really close it's so it's hard it shows that the country is split in so many different ways that it's very sad the polls will close at 10 pm local time and soon after there'll be
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an early exit poll which will give a good indication of the way the vote has gone and then there could be weeks or months of political horse trading to decide who will be israel's next prime minister thousands of firefighters are trying to contain forest blazes in indonesia they're burning in some are true and the borneo islands the smoke has spread to neighboring countries sparking a diplomatic row over who is responsible in the nation police arrested more than $200.00 people accused of contributing to the disaster forest fires happen every year in the country usually started by farmers clearing land for crops well in the nation's president says his country has been negligent in tackling the fives. we shouldn't need a meeting like this every year it should be automatic before the dry season starts everything must be ready but this time we've been negligent again so the smoke has gotten bigger. it has more now from peckham borrow in indonesia. president joker we don't know is visiting the city of peckham bar in the province of freon
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the island of sumatra to assess the forest fires that have taken over this entire region 49000 hectares of land have been affected in somalia and in reality though where we are it's 640 hotspots that the authorities need to contain now in a closed meeting with the president had with his military and the disaster management agencies he said that prevention is better than extinguishing and the forest fire should be the responsibility of the local government in terms of operations the president says that ground and need to work together to make sure that they're able to quell the fires efficiently what we know so far according to door in force meant that 370 companies have been listed for allegedly burning land here slash and burn methods are considered illegal in indonesia but this is also very common we've seen them for many years where farmers and companies burn the land to try and clear it for further plantation. this is recap our top story on
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0 dozens of people are dead following multiple explosions across afghanistan within the space of an hour as the country pays for a presidential election the latest in the capital kabul happened near the u.s. embassy the reuters news agency says at least 3 people were killed. on the bomb attached to a police vehicle exploded at this campaign running for president afghani in part of one province dolly we understand was but at least $24.00 people including children were killed we're joining us on the phone now is a security analyst in kabul we understand you know some more details about both attacks what more can you tell us. yes. you said really added like today. 2 explosions one explosion took place in iran we have president and he had election brayley and the 2nd explosion. was in kabul and. the $9.00 to $1.00 of them in the ministry of defense is burning. in iran and
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a dictionary president on the west. reportedly has. a d.n.r. complected. reports about scheduling a key some people say 20 people got some said people got killed and. that explosion noted. but yet i'm of the health significance both of these attacks that you've just described in the broader context of the run up to the general election later this month. i think security is a big concern out of the coming election is not allowed to stand and. the reason the majority of the candidates don't travel to provinces and don't hold rallies election rallies in security. these 2 explosions showed that. security is still a big concern and. these explosions were like. these
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explosions testified to the. security real objective. until elections i'm a dude i mean nobody has yet claimed responsibility for the attacks but if the taliban was behind them what message do you think that trying to send here. no one has claimed responsibility for these attacks but. anyone who is behind. to sabotage this whole election and we'll see who is behind. and what's more cures for x. i'm a do that just a just a final thought from you before you go i mean dozens of people killed dozens injured in these latest attacks. how do ordinary afghans think about the ongoing security situation because you know the taliban seem to be able to operate with impunity and the government can't guarantee their safety so how do older people
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think about this and the ones you know 1. security is a big concern but you see that. from one side we have the security incidents from back from that side. live their daily life and like you see these gatherings the election getting so you would see a lot of people being. concerned for now but they have to live the life and i believe that. they do struck expression of people in daily action the turnout will be the turnout in the election would be a big. believe. government and david go. to work. and i do know we understand also that some candidates actually don't rally in certain parts of the countryside because they had they're concerned about the ongoing security situation. some people some of the candidates
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don't hold release. they don't travel to. vince's but you know like still to come with the messages to people security is a concern inside of them back to me to release their. message to the avalanche and waters. to the bare sensitivity and reduced. to the social media they have been doing the campaign. trail at. home campaign but i still believe they have ways to reach the ordinary avalanche all right probably happening today thank you very much indeed for sharing your thoughts and your analysis with al-jazeera going to france now authorities of all of the closure of a migrant camp called the gym in the coastal city of dunker it is believed to have led to a sudden surge in refugees fleeing france for the u.k. and so on again joins me now from dunkirk sana what more can you tell us about
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what's been happening inside the camp itself. well the police have been slowly clearing out. at the gym and the makeshift tent settlement site which surrounds it at least 700 people that i've been slowly being led out put into coaches and sent on to migrant other my consent is around the country all in all so far it's been taking about 3 hours it's still ongoing it's a relatively calm process that's going on really without a hitch so far but you've got here riot police officers as well as john's armor and even a team from the u.k. home office is appearing to be involved in this procedure as well and that is in part of course as you mentioned pressure that it always has been along this coastline here of migrants asylum seekers refugees who drifted towards here in an
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attempt to try and see if they can find some way of getting to the u.k. no matter how dangerous that journey is and the prices that have to be paid the people smugglers which go into the thousands of dollars in order to get a place on what is nothing barely nothing more usually than a place in a rubber dinghy or small car act to try and get through that. piece of water the channel which is extremely dangerous and it's one of the busiest shipping lanes that there is and with that without expectation a lot of the people who got on to about who boarded the coaches did seem to think. keen to get away from the situation here course no situation for a lot of the families that were here but there are a few people who we spoke to who said that even though they were being turfed out of this place they were still trying to get their sights to get sets on trying to
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get to the u.k. no matter how dangerous that would be because for them but it's preferable. continuing to live the situation that they call and find themselves homeless without any facts to back down. thank you. for inspiring mr boris johnson has made an early exit from briggs that talks in luxemburg. council the planned joint press conference with prime ministers better at the last minute johnson the head of the european commission. says britain has yet to offer any legally operational solutions you know alan johnston's absence the luxembourg leader delivered a few hundreds. now it's it's. mr johnson. he holds the future of all u.k. citizens and every use it isn't leaving the u.k. he says it's he's responsible to your people people come to you
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you know johnson says he can see a better president he'll taking shape. now on the stage where we have to start really accelerating the work and that was the agreement today. with me siobhan and i look i want to get people's we've got to manage this carefully yes there is a good chance of a deal yes i can see the shape of it. everybody can see roughly what could be done but it will require. movement. the system by which the e.u. can control the u.k. after we leave. the so-called backstop. to go from that treaty and that needs to happen. hong kong's leader kerry lambs as the government will start talks with activists next week in a bid to end pro-democracy protests police retaliated with tear gas and water cannon after protesters threw firebombs towards a government compound on sunday on khan's international credit rating has been
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downgraded from stable to negative p.r. firms approached by the government of also refused to get involved in helping restore the city's image we are holding their 1st session next week and this is an open dialogue platform we will invite people from all walks of life to come to express their views to us this is because of our contradiction that common occasion is far better than confrontation and i can assure you that this is not a sort of one of good make type of function it is intended to be very on there are organized on a very soft staying a ball and perhaps a long term basis the un says 600000 rangar muslims living in myanmar at serious risk of genocide making repatriation impossible and its latest report the un found the muslim minorities living in human conditions in myanmar's rakhine state
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investigators also accuse the army of new war crimes including forced labor and torture. took as president russia there's been progress towards a political solution to the war in syria the host of russian and iranian leaders an anchor of the talks focusing on. is the last rebel held province home to many people who've been displaced from other former opposition areas it's now under attack from syrian government forces and russian aircraft. haiti's capital is at a standstill as violent protests continue to fuel shortages and alleged police brutality of the police are accused of shooting and killing a man during a protest in port au prince have been petrol shortages across the country for more than 3 weeks roads are blocked banks government offices and schools are closed on monday protestors are also demanding the resignation of the president john williams . late night talks to end a strike at america's biggest com a cafe able to find a breakthrough nearly $50000.00 general motors workers staying on for
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a 2nd day they say they're owed a higher pay and improved contracts after rescuing g.m. from bankruptcy 10 years ago classical hanging as the latest in detroit. in the shadow of the iconic headquarters of general motors their workers and now off the job and around the public. passing by with peeps of support daniel rider should be making engines but he's here and he's angry most angry about the profits that they. continue to give give give the giant automakers asking employees to pay more for their health insurance but the union says there are bigger issues they want more money fewer temporary workers and a slowdown in downsizing g.m. has plans to close 5 plants in north america this one is closing in january taking with it chaz acres job installing headlights. every car keeps coming down the line we have a certain allotted time for each and every call or there is no stopping there is no
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sitting down we stand up and move 8 plus hours a day the closures have angered president donald trump and he's been rallying against him on twitter and in the white house that continued on monday we don't want general motors building plants outside of this country and we're very strong on that he hasn't been able to stop them but these workers are betting that this strike can the negotiations are ongoing at this hotel behind me in the background of all of these talks those going to be what happened at the beginning of the great recession general motors was going bankrupt so federal taxpayers gave the company $33000000000.00 since then they've been making tens of billions of dollars in profits we sacrificed a lot for the bailout and now they're getting the profits and they're not giving us any of the province g.m. says they've made a strong and good faith offer but some here say it's not even close to enough. thing it'll last anywhere from a couple weeks to a couple months because they're so far apart that will cost g.m.
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billions it will cost him thousands and if it goes on long enough it could potentially cost the broader u.s. economy as well pedicle hane al jazeera detroit michigan. but it's a quick check of the headlines here on al-jazeera dozens of people are dead following multiple explosions across afghanistan within the space of an hour of the country prepares for a presidential election the latest in the capital kabul happened near the u.s. embassy the reuters news agency says at least 3 people were killed there. a bomb attached to a police vehicle exploded at a reelection campaign rally for president ashraf ghani at least 24 people were killed in part of one province. it was on. concerns about global oil supply a growing following saturday's attacks on oil processing facilities in saudi arabia
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john has been told to expect supplies to be delayed by up to 10 days the u.s. and saudi arabia say early indications point to iran being behind the attacks and israelis are voting in a 2nd general election in less than 6 months the prime minister benjamin netanyahu seeking a 5th he called a rerun after failing to achieve a majority or form a coalition in april's vote bernard smith is outside a polling station in occupied east jerusalem there's another crucial election all the main players distantly and for him everything's at stake his political career is at stake if he wins he retains the premiership the prime minister's office and he hopefully will persuade his coalition partners to help pass a law that will stop him being charged on corruption charges lose you know probably go to trial on corruption charges and face the prospect of jail survey him everything's at stake thousands of firefighters are battling to contain blazes across indonesia they're burning in forests in the borneo islands the smoke has
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spread to neighboring countries sparking a diplomatic row over who's responsible in the nation police arrested more than $200.00 people accused of starting fires in the nation's president yoko would go to says his country has been negligent in tackling the blazes. we shouldn't need a meeting like this every year it should be automatic before the dry season starts everything must be ready but this time we've been negligent again so the smoke has gotten bigger. french authorities have ordered the closure of a migrant camp called jim dunn kirk they say refugees overstayed the deadline to leave the decisions believed to have led to a sudden surge in refugees fleeing france for the u.k. but those the headlines of news continues here on al-jazeera after all hail the algorithm stated thanks for watching. early years of food apart from their football fans who don't think about the opening call early on medley the experiment when real madrid it's love worth 500000000 euros expresses
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