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massacre deja vu in syria government forces find the butchered corpses of women and children killed in another slaughter once again coinciding with a high profile appearance of kofi anna. touching sore points global political attention shifts eastwards as president putin meets arrayed in an afghan leaders in beijing wrapping up his chinese top. brass the political evolution that failed to bring a cultural one women in egypt their fight for equality is doomed as islamists rise from the ashes of the uprising. and the russian government will privatized one of its most lucrative assets a year early all the details and business update in twenty minutes.
international news and comment twenty four hours a day you're watching r.t. . a new massacre has apparently taken place in syria in a small village near the city of hama so far reports are painting a very contrasting picture but the episode appears to be eerily similar to those surrounding the bloody slaughter in the tunnel last month. has more from damascus for us you may also find some of the pictures in this report disturbing. there is even more confusion about this latest massacre here in syria than all the previous ones and a lot of the details of alleged witness accounts and video just don't match so far the most extreme death toll. stands at almost one hundred and this is the figure that's been picked up very quickly by most of the international media immediately after it emerged now the opposition's claim is that government forces
shelled two peaceful problem in villages in central syria not far from the city of hama and after that allegedly prove a solid tens went in and they tied people the sharks that they stabbed and burned in an orgy of violence and to support that the opposition posted a number of videos allegedly from this village show when dead bodies but however these videos contain bodies that by all appearances to degrade to have died yesterday raising many questions on the credibility and the truth of their positions claims and just where these bodies came from on the other hand the syrian government has a completely different take on what happened. in syria they say they got a call from a local resident asking for help after militants took over the feel of the army has been stationed in the area they've been reporting beforehand that they are preparing for an end to terrorist operations so after that call they immediately
launched this operation and we are receiving right now. reports from official sources in hama that after the army went in they discovered nine bodies of civilians and following the clashes that occurred after that two officers have been killed and five others have been as you can see both sides think there is a child there while witnesses reports just contradict each other about who was responsible and without credible had been. right now just simply impossible to establish who was behind this massacre what struck in here is of course the timing of this comment as coffee and briefs the u.n. security council on syria today and of course there are similarities between this story and a whole a massacre last month that happened exactly on the coffee and ends of arrival to syria for talks with president bashar al assad and the free syrian army the largest and most well armed rebel group here in syria to use these massacre to withdraw
from the tension improve the cease fire and rescue operation against the government forces there are also questions on what possibly a sock can gain from being behind these massacres something the rebels are claiming he knows very well that the care and we'll definitely be used against him by factions and nations that won him out and backed the rebels all these has given rise to a view that the rebels themselves may be frame in a solid no way that they've got media support and knowing that the bench really assad would be howard responsible for what happened for the innocent people just yesterday in istanbul we saw him eighteen of those nations or those who support the gravels headed by secretary of state hillary clinton he come up with a plan or so-called. syria so what we see now is huge into experiencing serious internal affairs and knowing how houla massacre was used against assad we can see.
even further interference and we can suppose that this latest massacre could be used against assad again and as could be used as justification for further interference from the international community into serious internal affairs. and international affairs and defense on this to believe the timing of a massacre is hard is suspicious. that was populated by these by belong to a group. called baby but with the support of the government they certainly received they were water. they were protected by is so with the. help of the relations we've. cut for sure. to gauge i suspect but they by happy keep.
your position. whereas the massacre occurred on the eve of kofi annan visit to syria its latest bloodbath comes just ahead of a un security council meeting in the halls of the united nations deadlock over damascus is proving to some who are already finalizing plans for post asaad syria. very important reports. the united nations is the only diplomatic forum where every country is supposed to be governed by the same rules united nation's founding charter close upon us to unite our strength to maintain international peace and security a founding member and biggest financial contributor america ratified inside the u.n. treaty in one thousand nine hundred five which prohibits unprovoked attacks or military
interventions in sovereign countries unless authorized by the un security council but. my fellow americans today our armed forces joined our nato allies in air strikes against serbian forces responsible for the brutality in kosovo in recent decades the us has been seen by a leading the very international laws it helped create we have acted with resolve the u.s. and its allies also acted without authorization from the u.n. security council when it launched a seven day aerial attack on yugoslavia in one thousand nine hundred nine nato starts war against the federal republic of yugoslavia serbia and montenegro. serbia for seventy eight days occupy scotia and this doesn't have you an authorization until the very end the us again disregarded international law in two thousand and three after the security council refused to support a military strike on iraq they withdrew their new additional resolution rather than
face defeat clearing it is their argument the way for a military campaign without any new u.n. approval the united nations security council has not lived up to its responsibilities. so we will rise to ours is not in conformity with the u.n. charter from our point of view and from the charter point of view it was in the by circumventing international law for geo political interests experts say the us has systematically damage the confidence and credibility of the un it's been used by the united states i think as a fig leaf to to get multilateral prove off from the policies that the u.s. wants to do but if the u.n. doesn't agree with the united states as you know the case of iraq or kosovo the united states just disregard in the case of syria were kofi annan fragile peace plan has showed slow progress washington is prepared to once again bypass the un if the security council fails to impose more pressure on damascus and members of this
council and members of the international community are left with the option only of having to consider whether they're prepared to take actions outside of the annan plan and the authority of this council romans had known for diplomacy they had the legion's apparently the united states thinks it has no need for diplomacy it has missiles and drones the u.n. was founded at the end of the second world war as a place for countries to solve conflicts through dialogue rather than gunfire however the honorable goal of maintaining global peace and security becomes harder to attain every time a member state decides to play by its own rules or an up or ny r.t. new york well clashes in syria have already spilled over the border to lebanon splits the country's interior minister who believes the virus of syrian foreign scoobie contagious for the whole region is a taste of what's coming up next. we have some global and arab interests clashing
and we all understand that what we don't understand is where this clash will take us in the end but we can say one thing with about if the syrian conflict is resolved one way or another this. will affect the situation in lebanon lebanon security doesn't depend on lebanon alone politically and in terms of security and lebanon depends on external factors as well the queen the people of lebanon have close religious and family ties with neighboring states. foreign and military interference into syria's affairs and strong arming a regime change there is unacceptable that's the message from a central asia six pioneering powers of the shanghai cooperation organization summit in beijing wrapped up while eyes now are on its fringes where rain and afghan issues are coming to the forefront. explains. well the shanghai cooperation organization summit which last two days now has come to an end with some very
important security agreements have been signed between the parties involved but definitely the most interesting events of today are the meetings. leaders of iran mahmoud ahmadinejad and afghanistan hamid karzai first of all. china for him it's just the place to be because it is probably one of the few places in the world where he is not being threatened by sanctions where you can all feel relaxed and smiling we saw on the cameras as he was walking inside the building how children relaxed he was definitely putting on him have a lot to talk about because russia plays a very important role in mediating the conflict between iran and the west moreover the timing of this particular meeting in beijing is very important as well because in the middle of june we're expecting a five plus one group of negotiators to meet in moscow to discuss the iranian issue certainly this happens i mean the time when washington does not rule out military action against tehran and constantly keeps slapping iran with different sort of economic and trade sanctions both russia and china support to support the civil
nuclear program in iran at the same time they would not support any military nuclear program in this country now as for the meeting with also seen as very crucial because russia is now playing a very important a role in afghanistan providing one of its military bases in the for the native troops to deliver its military cargo to afghanistan to help the withdrawal of the u.s. troops from the country by the end of fourteen it's evident to many that the war on terror in afghanistan is not working out as it was planned civilians are being killed by terrorists drug trafficking in the still there so russia certainly wants to play a very important role in bringing this country to peace both russia and china have agreed to bolster their military ties of the news which would probably be unwelcome in the west and particularly in the united states definitely this latest meeting between the leaders of china and russia a very interesting spin to the international geopolitics. well president hamid
karzai cut short his visit to beijing to return home after eighteen civilians were killed in a nato airstrike in eastern afghanistan the instant happened at a wedding ceremony the nato commander say only taliban fighters were killed in the operation the same day three suicide bombers hit a market outside a sprawling nato base in tandem killing twenty two people investigative journalist pat porter says it maters activity in afghanistan has become a magnet for civilian deaths. this whole problem of u.s. and nato military operations both airstrikes and mate raids is a situation that has caused enormous opposition from the population particularly of the occupation in southern afghanistan the. region of the country are two increasingly opposed the presence of u.s. and nato forces if you look at the casualty figures for civilians and you compare
them with the level of foreign troops operating in afghanistan you can see that there is a direct correlation between the two and the more u.s. and nato forces particularly u.s. military forces are active in a particular area the more civilians are going to be caught up in the fighting so the exact opposite is really the reality of the united states could ever protect the civilian population. also the coffee in the program the pirates riding a wave of success there is meeting me on the political separate agenda as the pirate party says that incoming crisis and a friendly face the set sail on the high seas of power. the health of ousted egyptian president hosni mubarak has worsened dramatically it comes just days after the eighty four year old was jailed for life for complicity in the killing of protesters during last year's uprising the former leader is currently in intensive
care. said to me suffering from shock high blood pressure. and the runoff looming on that june sixteenth hundreds of thousands in time square according from former prime minister. to be disqualified from the presidential race going to change their position hasn't brought the change they were hoping for and that's particularly the case for women to sell for three points. when the suggestion women was dragged into terrier to be exposed and abused by the military men it serves as a stark reminder that barrack mice of being toppled egypt's arab spring has many hurdles to overcome if it's to blossom into a democracy for a conservative culture watching a woman exposed in that way open the floodgates to shocking tales of female protesters subjected to violence and sexual harassment not just at the hands of those they opposed but their fellow revolutionaries as well still we're having
a small profit on with some men and the streets is that they are still a little bit again as to having women with them side to side in the political women played a vital role in egypt's revolution but what the future now holds for women and their rights is far from certain and the life of women actually is what. i'd like my do to live. i do less in the same way i live my i do this with no harassment sexual harassment is rampant in egypt forcing women to wear conservative clothes and even avoid areas where they might come into close contact with men because of the problems is that your harassment that a lot of women complain about here in cairo. has some areas for women only many of the women say that's to avoid some of the men's wondering. egypt's now facing the prospect of an islamic government that's raising fears over
what it could mean food. ins writes i met with as around just one of just eleven female m.p.'s and a member of the muslim brotherhood she's controversially condoned the practice of female circumcision which was banned under the former regime. who agreed the rules of the constitution first. the rules for women and where national and who do what is right. about these coups to revoke hard won women's rights could risk egypt's new modern democracy becoming a terrifying throwback to the past ages of female oppression now. from. point which is very frustrating because usually after the rule you feel that you're going to gain the political revolution in egypt maybe in full but the cultural one it seems could be just getting started
. but remember we've got all the latest stories and videos on our web site at r.t. dot com let's check out what's waiting if you're there right now today u.s. presidential hopeful mitt romney makes an appearance at this year's top secret buildable conference known for being a meeting of the world's movers and shakers investigate his motives. and beware of the running beast scientists say that stone age people may have been using any nation techniques in a cave drawings creating question if need be animals. germany says it should move towards a stronger political union in europe even if some states are reluctant to do the same the country's chancellor angela merkel has signaled it could be the only cure
the financial woes on wednesday moody's rating agency says that germany's top banks with a downgrade something some of european economists have been expecting all along. we've really heard the truth that i think many in finance knew all along banks such as commerce spying they build themselves up by huge portfolio where they thought they were being very very clever by buying themselves boards of places such as greece italy spain in other words all the places where not they can't possibly sell their debt because the governments are effectively in huge problems so therefore what's happened is once more another little layer of the onion let us say has been peeled away and that's examining and showing us that ultimately the euro house new clothes the european union is in a total mess due to its three years of denial of its economic problems all of the politicians have basically left the people stranded the new government in spin went
into denial mode from the ball and they came into office and six months later they've suddenly realized what anybody who was remotely financially literate could work out six months ago two years ago even spanish banks are thoughts and ultimately there needs to be a way in order to manage to rescue them but the conventional be alike mechanisms are not going to work and that's why ultimately it's very difficult to see tragically whether or not there really is a future to the euro was a currency because it's a disastrous political scheme rather than an economic engine of prosperity rather it's the opposite it's putting people out of work for up work rather than putting them in jobs but as a european a financial rollercoaster continues to bring not just economies but also governments down it's given the other political parties the chance to get to the top the pirate party in germany is see a surge in popularity as people decide not to put their trust in traditional
factions or to go piss off assesses their political ambitions. it may seem like a homing convention but don't let these outfits fool you this is the annual conference of the pirate party of germany only three years ago it had just about one thousand members now there are almost thirty thousand and with deputies in three local parliaments including in berlin paris or friday jagging their way into mainstream politics paris has become more need to go let's keep in germany that other parties have to take a long time and you already see that are people reacting to the party success story started in new in local elections last september when the surprising one newly named percent of votes now according to opinion polls the party would capture up to thirteen percent of votes across junee if the election to the national parliament was held today and the pirates are a newcomer within the party system they produce
a collar and off policy making paper didn't expect from a traditional party they offer a new style in political communication and they are kind of a platform for the transport of political protest. the borders are all about participation and transparency allowing all members to take part in discussions online and it doesn't seem to matter that so far leaving me submitted to me to political motions and school spy ware until conservation works or that their favorite meeting spot is a bar in berlin they don't have a stance on foreign affairs or the financial crisis and have already made a few mistakes along the way with one senior member comparing their success with the first years of hitler's nazis though he quickly apologized we don't take ourselves so seriously we're not just come first as other politicians are we we know that we're human and we we make mistakes and he accept that make mistakes and
therefore we have no problems with. ok sorry i was wrong jimmy's national election next year and the player and ready for battle just like organizations the pirate party of germany is going through its own growing pains but its popularity are on the rise and it could be time for mainstream politicians to watch out for the new kids on the block is going to. germany. the time for the business news now it's time to marina is waiting for us that marina thanks carol things are looking up this hour first of all the russian markets are now about the territory both of the bourses and the european markets are going from strength to strength let's take a look at the latest figures when it comes to the. point six percent and the german dax is down in point of or two percent and in fact as we speak according to the latest figures that i have there over one percent in the black right now and
investors there basically are focusing on the. place in spain i'll talk about that in just a second and also the weather and what u.s. federal reserve chairman ben bernanke will say when he addresses the congress u.s. congress later today and we'll of course be following that now i mentioned spain so let's take a look at what's happening there and i said the bond auction that took place the government basically sold over two billion euros worth of debt they hope to get wanted to believe and so the target there has certainly been reached this auction came amid speculations that the country has been seeking a bailout from bonds and spain needs to find at least eighty billion euros to shore up its banks which are struggling indeed some bad property loans. there are also markets. it's a similar picture of what we saw yesterday there's sort of mix then they went back into negative territory and now we can see that they're rising once again the r.t.s. is getting over a half a percent and the my sense is slowly heading there the reason they dropped is
because we saw a drop in prices but now there are as well we'll look at the. basically we saw it again then for a fourth straight day but then they slightly and we see that light sweet has now recovered and it's trading at eighty five dollars and forty two cents when it comes to the president is still above the hundred dollar level and the reason for the optimism oversea in there is because first of all we know the u.s. stockpiles dropped and also we hearing that signals that we might see a stimulus in the u.s. economy also iran so you know that i might take a more hard line in this nuclear talks this always helps to push is a higher as we can see that's happening at least for the lights we have right now all right currencies us look what's happening and they're the euro is now gaining against the dollar that's pretty much flat right now when it comes to the ruble it's losing against the euro by gaining against the dollar and it's been quite weak in the past couple of weeks us not forget that it may last fourteen percent of its
value but the central government has been put in a lot of effort to strengthen it in fact it's been seven hundred million dollars every day to make sure that it goes back up again and we can see that it's been working at least for the past couple of days now and all the news hope oil company and i'm talking about rolls nafta it will be privatized after all this time the year that's been announced as two thousand and sixteen this cell will kick off next year in the company's stock should be sold entirely in that's for years and this move is of course part of the government's privatization plan itself think controlled energy and infrastructure companies and that's to boost the message markets and competition. also nasdaq has decided to earmark forty million dollars for brokers whose orders were mishandled in facebook's i.p.o. last month the new york stock exchange says it will pay around fourteen million dollars in cash with the rest of the money credit. even fees for those who incurred
losses delays and more functions on the nasdaq where the first signs of trouble in the social networks. placement facebook shares have fallen by a third since the initial public offering with collective losses of banks and inflating firms estimated at around one hundred twenty million dollars. all right in the sell the business up it looks this hour we'll have the next one for you in about an hour from now my father ok thanks very. in just a few minutes allotted time for the bankers to take cover which one you mean it's the kaiser of course that's us us an update of the headlines that go away.