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i thought it was a game. so. yeah it was an asshole national community but the defense ministry briefing in riyadh also left many questions for the foreign media where exactly were the attacks launched from and how did saudi arabia's sophisticated air defense system not spot the missiles leaving critical infrastructure unguarded but some defense analysts were skeptical the attacks were launched from iran the satellite images appear to show that some of the strikes came from the northwest this becomes an increasingly more likely scenario that most of these flying devices were. launched from the area area between. iraq and iran were i don't think is likely is that the iranians were launching a from their own. and using always in their own devices is there is something that can be traced. and investigation will eventually show where or where the launch was moments after the saudi briefing the rebels held
a news conference of their own in sanaa dismissing the saudi question of events claiming responsibility for the strikes the who the spokesman stressed of the damage from the attack was extensive and gave this warning to saudi arabia's close ally the u.a.e. . saudi arabia and the united arab emirates will regret this if our leadership issues orders to the armed forces to launch an attack in the coming days or months on the u.a.e. they will seriously regret this we have tens of targets within the abu dhabi that can be hit at any time. to say they've developed new weapons that can now reach targets far beyond their borders they're calling on the saudi led coalition to stop its bombing in yemen or face further attacks alec's the topless al-jazeera. joins us now live with more from teheran how the iranians viewing the latest developments going on and that the claims coming from riyadh.
well foreign minister divides reef has just responded on twitter he referred to the say. state mike pompei who called it an act of war said act of war or act of and he went on to say the remnants of the bt now the b. team he's referring to is the former national security advisor john bolton who was such earlier this month israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu has been considerably weakened after the israeli elections and the iranians will be happy about that but also the crown prince mohamed mansour that's the it's not the b. team and the ambitious allies are trying to deceive the u.s. president donald trump into a war and he said for their own sake they should pray that they won't get what they seek and went on to say that they can't even deal with conflict in yemen essentially saying that a conflict with iran would be would be far worse far wider and essentially pointing
to the realities on the ground that if iran is attacked iran has promised to immediately respond and not only limit that response to the source of the attack against iran essentially could destabilize the region because the u.s. assets and military bases around the middle east so iran is quietly looking at that press conference that took place yesterday and what they are seeing is an attempt to garner international support and opposition to iran but also they know that saudi arabia have been able to say with those born sites for those drones and missiles were so they can't definitively point at iran except to say that is sponsored by iran or a big thanks for that meanwhile the u.a.e. has joined an american led coalition to protect waterways in the middle east the task force was formed after attacks in raids on oil tankers in the waters near oman the u.s. is blamed on iran saudi arabia australia and the u.k.
are all part of the coalition but iraq says it will not join the force to secure gulf waterways and opposes israel being part of the group. canada's prime minister has apologized after a photo emerged of him wearing brown face make up a picture which dates back to 2001 was published in a school yearbook while justin trudeau worked as a teacher it was taken at the school's annual dinner which had it and the arabian nights the to do says it was a mistake is facing a tough reelection fight canadians go to the polls on october 21st i attended an individual gala for the being was arabian nights. dressed up. in costume and put makeup on. i should have been. should've known better but i didn't. and then the story. of steve chase is the
national correspondent for the global mail newspaper is covering the election campaign he says the picture will hurt trudeau's chances of re-election. it's a bit of a bombshell for just exploded a few hours ago and so it's created a moment of political crisis for that for the leader and it sort of has basically thrown his campaign plans off track of the moment this is a country of immigrants we bring in 300000 immigrants every year mr trudeau in one when he faces here is something that suggests he's not who he says he is he's been very politically correct leader who is a master of. political correctness and of chapping diversity and yet also suggesting that is opponents are racists so this this instance where he talked about. this this missed this must unfortunate conduct this wasn't something that happened when he was a child or when he was
a teenager or when he was in college this is when he was 29 years old so he's got it's a bit of a challenge to his brand and voters who are undecided and there are a lot of undecided voters in the selection are he's going to have to convince them that this is just a blip in his past and it's not indicative of a more widespread sort of hypocrisy on his part. the global demand for palm oil is told to be driving the forest fire crisis in indonesia the country is the largest supplier of the product which is found in many products from potato chips to toothpaste farmers are trying to meet the demand by setting fire to land make room for new crops as. i hate blankets the streets of peckham barrow city on the island of sumatra fires have been burning here in riyadh province for more than a month many started deliberately by farmers and plantation companies it's a clear land for planting most of the haze is smoke rising from this land which is
flooded bill peat below the surface what it looks like the fires have been put out there smoldering underground. firefighters are trying to contain the spread but the annual dry season is making things even more difficult for forced to find water wherever they can from creeks rivers and lakes or those schools have been closed for more than a week market traders in reality but say the choking haze is bad for business. and i'm worried we can't breathe we want to solution to this problem i wanted to stop happening every year. and it's causing breathing problems hospitals are filled with a growing number of patients. i've seen an increase in the number of patients 30 percent of them have acute respiratory infections some have asthma and pneumonia. protesters have taken their frustrations to the governor's office. we want the companies responsible for the tires to be punished and punished for hale's the
government should volunteers help with firefighting efforts we also want to head to police and the military to step down president joker we doto stress that fire prevention is essential he's calling on the local government to take more responsibility by boosting reinforcements of fire fighters and increasing cloud seeding operations to induce rain. we will find out if this is intentionally organized or just sporadically done by local people to open a farm but seeing the massive area affected we believe it's organized and thick smog has crossed borders into malaysia and singapore causing diplomatic disputes with both since the last major fires here 4 years ago been the nation government has promised that anyone found the liberty setting fires the word face consequences it has compiled a list of more than 300 companies the specter of setting fires some links to malaysia and singapore thousands of so-called fire hotspots have been identified in
indonesia while many wait for rain to bring some respondants the fires are still burning and it will take months for the land to recover. mohammed al jazeera jakarta now 3 top executives from the japanese firm which operated the fukushima nuclear plant have been cleared of responsibility for the 2011 disaster the plant was crippled by a magnitude 9 earthquake off the northeast coast of japan and the tsunami that followed the former officials from the tokyo electric power company were facing up to 5 years in prison if convicted is the only criminal trials are being brought since the disaster sean bernie is a senior nuclear specialist with greenpeace he says he's expecting an appeal against the findings they are. who are not. here. 2 years. evidence that before she went on it yesterday and in
2000 lurkers only has 2002 running up to 2008 documents that prove themselves commission sure that the risk of earthquake but also typically a $50.00 metre tsunami truth if she went on the site and it's clear from the documents that were submitted to the who works the chap who designed it not to act up to build an additional higher and higher and soon on war oh there's only one excellent warrant criminal case but there are multiple civil lawsuits both been passed that we've gone through the court system but also many still coming up citizens have firearms some justice in some of the poor decisions were just reports of our own balls kept to that's the human 90 and the japanese government guilty feeling to take action to prevent this accident and those lawsuits will continue
there me possibly be an appeal from today's decision the japanese citizens the thousands of citizens that you can check who who worked in today's case they will continue their efforts to pressure on both the nucleus really all of the reactors but also the japanese government and central somalia almost $5000.00 sunni fighters are signing up to join the national army so far they're the only local group to go up against al shabab fighters and when i went out o. reports from do some out of. chants of religious fervor filled the air most concentric. dismantle followers of sophism or mystical islam. for the 1st 20 years of somalia civil war so if it's completely avoided the conflict but a decade ago the work force to pick up and join the fight against al shabaab.
the shrines were being destroyed their leaders were being killed their beliefs were under withering a talk. you know. it's the terrorists who forced us to take up arms when we saw foreign fighters and for an ideology invading our country and wishing to wipe out a force to spread a more tolerant rational islam that is when we decided to defend ourselves and believe we. for 10 years the sufi fighters photoshop of and managed to retake the group strongholds in the windswept plains of central somalia the su 55 the only local group to go up against al shabaab fighters and when the group's leadership say this is due to strong support from local communities which explains how they were able to move from a bunch of men would never squeeze the trigger to appropriate fighting force.
in a surprise move 2 months ago the group decided to have their fighters integrated into somalia's national army. for most of the fighters what is their biometrics taken and were included into the ranks of the government forces. in i have committed we agreed to have fighters integrated into the phaedra forces to give them an opportunity to replicate what the deep in these parts and help save the country from. our demand is so mali as interior minister he sees that vision of sufi fighters into the national forces has been a huge boon for the government. it was inevitable to integrate the city fighters into the national forces we cannot claim to have a government when into these outside it continue to have their own forces nonetheless we're happy to have such an effective armed group bolstering our ranks . the sufis say their fight with al shabab is far from
they say the conflict is somalia is an ideological one and they say they will now use their tolerant brand of islam to turn the tide against al shabaab. in central somalia. the u.k. supreme court is beginning its final day of hearings to determine whether boris johnson suspension of it is legal government lawyers say it's a political issue and not for the courts to decide ponens told judges the suspension is meant to impede parliament's ability to scrutinize johnson's bragg's it plans the court will hear from former british prime minister john major on thursday. let's go live now to charlie angelo she joins us from the british capital we understand a short while ago charlie they've handed in the u.k. government's hand in summary written proposals to the e.u. do we have any idea of course what's in them.
no we don't have any details yet why. as in those proposals boris johnson is notorious for keeping his cards very close to his chest that's always been part of his negotiating strategy but we do know that he wants to scratch the back the irish backstop that's the insurance policy to prevent any hard border in ireland so we can expect some details in the on that issue but the timing is quite interesting just yesterday the finnish prime minister and the french president came out and said that unless britain puts down some written proposals by the end of september then they said it's over and it's not clear what they meant by it's over but it seems someone was listening the same time michel barnier chief negotiator has said he is willing to work night and day to reach a deal that both sides happy with and with this proposal now on the table the proposal brussels has been waiting for for so long perhaps that work is actually
about to begin. and charlie. on the other issue a call got the supreme court deciding the high court there deciding what to do with that case that lingering on the political horizon any sign of the court is heading on. it's very unclear which way the judges will rule but they have said due to the huge importance of this case and the fact that the clock is ticking they will rule quickly so we're hoping to see a preliminary judgment by monday at the judges at the moment that the judge is behind me on this thing to submissions from lawyers from the scottish and welsh governments that are supporting the case against the prime minister and their argument is that he lied to the queen when he revealed his intentions for suspending parliament that he has therefore abused his power as prime minister and today that argument will be supported by the former conservative prime minister john major and through his lawyers he's expected to compare boris johnson to
a dishonest estate agent is apparently going to say that his justification for suspending parliament makes absolutely no sense and this is from a man who himself suspended parliament in 1997 john major really understands that on written procedure of probation better than anyone so he will lend a lot of weight to the argument that the prime minister is guilty but of course the prime minister's lawyers argue the opposite they say that this court has absolutely no jurisdiction on this matter that all or no written laws that define how a prime how long a prime minister can suspend parliament for all what reasons he should give the suspending parliament so how they say can the judges decide that boris johnson did anything illegal or. they will be hearing arguments from both sides today will bring more on that later. charlie rangel over. now in
a few moments we'll have the weather with evitable still ahead on al jazeera 1000 days in detention al jazeera journalist mahmoud hussein still in prison in egypt divided over the taliban some people in afghanistan think the hardline group might be softening and its history back in some mexico's superstar boxer will be here to explain coming up in sport. we have another search in the monsoon rains across western parts of india at the moment you see this circulation just offshore bringing some big downpours towards garage towards the western side of the country but by scenes big rainfall totals basically $67.00 millimeters of rain in the past 24 hours that's about 20 percent of the september average rainfall we could see the same again probably more as we
go through the next 24 hours plus a little further north what's nice was into the top but this is where we're looking at the latest also of really heavy rain falls across central parts for much of the dash as well some really big downpours coming through here and more of the same again as we go through the next few days and so really looking at some problems with this rainfall only slowly retreating so where should it be at this time of the year it is actually about where it should be so we do expect the withdrawal of the monsoon rains to slowly push further south which in the east would say in the coming weeks but it really is a very slow process over the next. 3 days of we're looking at some big totals of frame for once again at that west and sort of in the can they see 100 limits more and then coming into mumbai as you can see as we go on through the next 24 to 36 hours further heavy downpours across a similar area. the weather sponsored by catherine.
al-jazeera will meet 2 arab women with roots in the middle east both still successful like super rule over the last 5 years i've achieved a great deal of partnership with the country's leading from the never forgot where they came. to try to put forward a different takes the stereotypical image of muslim women arabs a pool the businesswoman of the council on al-jazeera. world leaders from un member states a pairing to take their seats for this year's general assembly president rouhani and president trump will attend. tensions between the u.s. and iran he used will multilateral efforts provide solutions to a global refugee crisis escalating wars and climate change before it's too late so join us for extensive coverage of the un general assembly on al-jazeera.
welcome back you're watching around the syria time to recap our headlines airstrike carried out by government forces with us supporters killed at least 20 people in afghanistan's hard province earlier at least 18 people were killed and 96 wounded in a taliban suicide bomb attack in southern province israel's prime minister binyamin netanyahu is calling on his main rival benny gantz to join him in a unity coalition that's after he said there's no chance he could form a right wing government following the 2nd election this year. saudi arabia has
presented evidence it says proves an attack on its all facilities was sponsored by iran the drone strike which harm the country's oil output has been claimed by yemen's who 3 rebels. journalist mahmud hussein a spend a 1000 days imprisoned in an egyptian jail is accused of defaming the state and spreading false news but he's yet to be charged or face a trial lawyer birdman lee has more. no formal charges no trial and no conviction mahmoud hussein has been locked up in egyptian jail for 1000 days egyptian government prosecutors accuse him of broadcasting what's described as . receiving foreign funds to defame state institutions hussein strongly denies the allegations and so just al jazeera the journalist based in qatar flew from doha to cairo for
a holiday almost 3 years ago after he landed he was stopped questioned and detained. hussein has been helpful long periods in solitary confinement in the notorious tora prison in cairo and refused medical treatment when he broke his arm echoing international outrage the un has been calling for his release saying he's been exposed to cruel inhumane and degrading treatment according to egyptian law he should have been freed within 24 hours but he was kept in prison. amnesty international says detainees are trapped in the revolving door of egypt's arbitrary detention system it says they gyptian authorities practice of reordering the detention of detainees and blatantly fabricated charges just as are about to be released is an alarming trend that illustrates extent of egypt a cage justice system over the past few years gyptian police have arrested several
al jazeera employees former director of news at al-jazeera arabic. and a law. was sentenced in absentia to the death penalty for endangering national security journalist ahmed mohamed fahmy and peter greste they were all imprisoned for over 400 days while 7 other colleagues were sentenced to 10 years or denied accusations of spreading what egypt cools false news situation press freedom . problem. broadly. conducted. behind. egypt is ranked one of the lowest in the world for press freedom freedom
which mahmoud hussein and dozens of other journalists continue to be tonight the lure of a man the al-jazeera from. vienna he's the director of advocacy the international press institute it seems quite clear from the report. from your experience whether justice is being done there. there's no justice being served in egypt and as you heard from my colleague scott ruffin earlier on the report there are 4 to 6 journalists in prison and there is no way they can get out of the prison because the system is decaying as a ministry international says. the journalists who are in prison and those who are being tried if they're ordered to be released they're never released at the moment was to be released on may 23rd he was repaired they were preparing him to leave and as he came to the police station they sent him back to prison that's
a ridiculous way of dealing with journalists mahmud is confined in a prison with in a prison cell with 3 other people who are murderers is not the way to treat journalists no it's not there are 46 people in prison 46 journalists in egypt none of them have got a fair trial if we look at the case of he spent about 2089 days in prison and then when he was released earlier this year in march there are being strict orders on his movement the strict restrictions he has to spend the night in a police station every day and he cannot work alexandra army who spent about 1390 days in prison and has been sentence for 10 years we don't know his whereabouts the government is not telling us where exactly is we have at least we know that 4 journalists together have spent over $5000.00 days so far and there are $42.00 others about whom we are still doing our research i'm curious to know when
you get in touch with authorities and you give them this kind of message what response to get back. well egypt has been silent we have written numerous letters to president. to the foreign minister but there's been no response from them so what we did when my mom of a certain was to be released in may of this year we wrote to the african commission on human and people's rights asking them doing gauge with the government of egypt because he had been sent back to prison for the 1st time the african commission has actually written a letter to the president of egypt raising the case it's a confidential letter we don't know the details of it but soon they will be releasing a statement about so that was one success we heard of engaging international organizations and multilateral bodies with the egyptian government we tried to go through the league of arab states but there was door response so in
a nutshell the government of egypt maintained silence they never respond and they don't acknowledge anything. thank you so much for coming to shed light on this case that now the recent peace process between the taliban and the u.s. offered some people living in afghanistan hope that the group may be changing policies but opinion is divided over how much the taliban is willing to give way and whether it's enough to ensure lasting peace in the country tony berthing reports from kabul. in the muslim addresses in afghanistan they learn about love and peace and the goodness in the qur'an it's at odds with a country that has beaten for the last 40 years the recent peace process gave a flicker of hope and even though it came to an abrupt halt the facts the taliban was even talking to the u.s. was in itself a major step forward suggesting the group's hardline stance may be softening. i
think there is much change and mentality of the taliban and in the political policies that the taliban. are not the theme would be came in the in me and seminaries in 1994 in mind in $96.00. they have given up some demands and a change their thoughts regarding education democracy and freedom of women's rights there's been a big change but many people especially women are not so convinced that the taliban might have one kind of message to the international community and a different kind of message to the people of afghanistan and that is worrisome because they have to really build the trust with the people of afghanistan in particular with the woman. the taliban was in power for 5 years up until 2001 when the united states invaded afghanistan after the 911 attacks in the u.s.
1st many afghans welcomed the group saying it provided security and ended corruption but women were always denied education and basic rights and journalist hamid el me remembers what he describes as a climate of fear but is beside phycological the world but even 20 years on people still remember all those terrible things the taliban did in kabul and other cities and we're scared they can do those things again we're told they've changed but few believe that. islamic courts impose strict punishments that included stoning an amputation taliban or there was a lot of punishment during the taliban time but in reality there were very few amputations and executions and sharia law worked the stealing and the killing stopped. but many fear a return to the days when kabul football stadium was used to carry out taliban punishments perhaps the most difficult thing for the taliban leadership to do because the taliban narrative. is based on
religious belief so because suddenly overnight change that narrative and it's very difficult for them to sell not only the ceasefire between the united states and taliban but also a ceasefire with. these days this stadium is being used for what it was intended for with the taliban of the ninety's still haunt many afghans the leadership may have grown wiser and mellowed enough for peace negotiations but what about the fighters on the ground how easy will it be to get them to sign up to a peace deal after 18 years of war and dogma most believe that peace talks will eventually resume the overriding factor however remains about how much the taliban has changed and is it enough to ensure a lasting peace tony berkeley how does iraq. now u.s. president trump a stripped california of its authorities and
a vehicle emissions standards which are tougher than national ones he's also banned other states from making similar rules the existing law requires automakers to build clear vehicles then federal requirements demand trump says the move will lower car prices and these are likely to impact emissions california's governor says he'll fight against it. it's about the oil industry period full stop it's not about the car manufacturers not about consumers it's not about the health. khana me it's about oil companies and the irony is that final words here we are the precipice of more unrest in the middle east a time when we've yet again been exposed for our deep dependence on foreign oil that now has a trajectory to get us back into conflict in the middle east. what is now easier for women to get abortions in the u.s. state of maine that's all for a new law was put in place that pushes back at recent efforts to restrict access to
the procedure across the country christensen movie reports. romain may inspire artist tanya hollanders work but when she decided to get an abortion her home state presented many obstacles its administrative requirements and lack of available doctors meant she'd have to wait nearly a month for the procedure after discovering she was pregnant putting her at risk of exceeding the 10 week limit for medical abortions which are induced by pill i felt betrayed by my community honestly by doctors by. politicians by all of the people that protests like you have no idea what it's like . to add all of those burdens on when you're making a really hard like decision she ended up making a daylong trip to another state where her insurance wouldn't cover the cost of the procedure but a new law will mean less of
a wait and mean it allows nurse practitioners like julie jenkins to perform some early in office abortions this is well within my scope of practice we are well equipped and have similar efficacy rates for docs and advanced practice clinicians those who oppose abortion on moral grounds had argued the change would put women at risk. but jenkins says the procedure is similar to another she already performs after a miscarriage since 2011 many states have passed laws restricting access to abortion setting up a possible supreme court battle that could alter abortion rights nationwide here in maine though they've been moving in the opposite direction looking to protect and expand access ever since democrats took control of the state house in 2018 abortion providers say the law will make it easier for women who have to travel long distances to get the procedure from a doctor some to.