welcome to al jazeera america. here are the stories we are following for you. john kerry urges is move to full democracy on his first visit to egypt since mohamed morsi was ousted. >> it was an ambush. we see it as an ambush. >> pakistani leaders blame the u.s. for sab damaging peace talks. >> murder charges laid after the shooting at lax.
secretary of state john kerry is in the middle east in the hopes of repairing tensions with gulf allies over syria. he will have stops in israel, jordan and saudi arabia. first a visit to egypt. this morning john kerry urged egypt to move ahead with democratic reforms, stressing u.s. ties with the country are vital. >> i wanted to first express to the egyptian people as clearly and force fully as i can, in no uncertainly terms, the united states is a friend of the people of egypt, of the country of egypt, and we are a partner to your county. >> john kerry's visit marks the first by an american official since the ousting of mohamed morsi in july. >> we have some news from sue with breaking news. you have information on the
meeting with the arab league. >> yes, it's emerging that the discussions that the egyptian foreign minister and u.s. secretary of state had this afternoon included the situation with regards to syria. we are hearing from the arab league, where there was an emergency meeting of the arab foreign ministers in cairo this evening egyptian time. we are hearing that the egyptian foreign minister will present a vision, initiative that the u.s. and egyptians discussed during the meetings. it is regarding the geneva ii convention. we know they are trying to get all parties around the table later in november, to try to come to some political, diplomatic halt to the violence going on in syria. apparently they have come up with a plan, a vision. this will be presented to all
the various arab foreign ministers later this evening. we are watching carefully as to whether that is a great idea. certainly it's looking ahead to find out what comes out of that. >> how are egyptians reacting to john kerry's visit, which so far seems to be fairly productive. >> john kerry's visit hasn't been much of a talking point in egypt. everyone is here talking about the mohamed morsi trial. that starts tomorrow, monday here. the former president was ousted over the summer. he's been put on trial. that is taking precedence to any other news. the one thing that many egyptians feel is the idea that a senior american figure could come here and meddle in affairs - that's how they see
it, meddling with egyptian affairs - they don't think he should be allowed to. i would say the muslim brotherhood after the coup looked to america to do something on their behalf, to push forward and stop the government from taking hold. that didn't happen, now that the interim government is in charge now with the backing of the military, most egyptians think, "well, this has nothing to do with america. it's egyptian affairs." whatever the american government says about that doesn't have anything to do with them. >> thank you, sue turton, live in cairo. let's talk more about john kerry's visit to egypt, and put it in perspective. let's go to washington. i asked rosalind jordan how the u.s. can reconcile support in egypt whilst working with a military-backed government. >> essentially it comes down to
two facts about u.s. foreign policy in the middle east - one, the u.s. is committed to maintaining the peace treaty between egypt and israel. it cannot end a relationship with egypt in order to maintain the peace treaty. that is where you see some of the material, some of the military parts that are being given to the military to help preserve the security in the sinai peninsula. there's the matter of enhancing the u.s.'s stature across the great e-middle east. it would -- greater middle east. it would not do for the barack obama situation to cut off all ties with a country with whom it has had a longstanding political relationship. one of points that john kerry is making whilst in cairo is that the interim government, backed
by the military, can't exist inperpetuaty, it needs to get on with establishing elections for a democratic-elected parliament and needs to take the steps sooner rather than later. >> let's talk about the visit to cairo. we didn't know about it until he landed, which makes you think iraq, afghanistan - dangerous places. what are the security concerns. it seems like the relationship between the two countries is clearly not what it was. >> certainly it is telling this the u.s. state department did not want to anoups or confirm -- announce or confirm that this is a possibility. it says that the u.s. is disapproving of how the interim egyptian government has functioned in the past five months, since july 3rd, when
mohamed morsi was removed as president of egypt. when you don't make a hue and cry, it sends a message to the host country that it's not behaving the way washington wants it to behave. as for security, we is seen and heard numerous reports of political crack downs, being arrested for demonstrating against the removal of mohamed morsi from power. the coup that is not a coup. the situation with the crackdown on human rights organization, the crackdown on the media - you have these issues running counterto american values. it's important for the obama administration to remind the egyptians in this behaviour can't continue. what's the biggest leverage that washington has? the ongoing military relationship. the u.s. decided it will not send a fleet of f-16s, which had
been bought by the egyptian military, because they don't want to say in any way or show in any way that they approve the way the political situation is being conducted in egypt. >> rosalind jordan. pakistan's government is reviewing its relationship with the united states after the killing of a taliban leader in a drone strike. the political leaders controlling west pakistan says it will block nato supply routes. and the taliban wants revenge. >> this man said he shouldn't have come to work but can't afford to stay home. he fears reprisal attacks by the pakistan taliban after its leader, hakimullah mehsud, was killed in an unmanned drone strike. >> translation: people have stopped coming to market. we are afraid the taliban will attack us. i don't know what to do.
>> mohammed's fears is based on experience. his market in peshawar has been attacked several times by the taliban. his uncle was killed last month in a bombing. all across pakistan security is on high alert after the pakistan taliban threatened to revenge hakimullah mehsud's death. saying every drop of blood will be turned into a suicide bomber. as well as the fear there's anger. the interior minister blamed the u.s. >> the efforts have been ambushed. it was not a fire from the front. it was an ambush, and we see it as an ambush. other parties want more than angry words from washington. >> the province in the north is
controlled by imran khan. >> i will raise the issue on monday in the national assembly. nato supply routes should be dropped. we will not allow them to end until they stop the drone attacks. >> people in the pakistani government, military and intelligence agency are pleased with hakimullah mehsud's death. during his time as leader he was responsible for carrying out several thousands of attacks, taking thousands of lives. the pakistan taliban now threatens to avenge his death. >> in syria, government forces tried to crush rebel controlled areas around damascus on saturday. assad's regime has been trying
to secure the area for months. video appears to show the rebels firing from damaged buildings. smoke is seen rising from buildings in another clip. jz cannot fer -- al jazeera cannot verify these clips. in another area of syria a bronze statue of jesus managed to stop the violence, however briefly. look at that. government forces and reble forces stopped fighting for three days so a statue could be erected. a london-based firm has been trying to erect that statue for eight years. >> allegations against the n.s.a., involving spying an u.n. secretary-general ban ki-moon. the "new york times" says talking points for moonwere intercepted prior to a visit
with president obama. the disclosure as considered an operational high light in a top-secret report. the white house is not commenting on the article. an end to the surveillance has been ordered. >> murder charges has been made against paul ciancia, the man that opened fire in terminal 3. more details emerged after the shating leaving one t.s.a. dead and others injured. brian rooney has more from lax. >> the suspect paul ciancia is unresponsive and unable to talk, according to the fbi. paul ciancia was wounded in the face by police officers at the end of friday's gun battle inside lax terminal 3. a neat inside paul ciancia's bag gave insight into his frame of mind. >> he made a conscious decision to kill multiple t.s.a. employees. he addressed them at one point
in the letter and state that he wanted to "instill fear into their traitorous minds." the fbi says paul ciancia shot t.s.a. agent gerardo i. hernandez at the screening checkpoint. went up the elevator, came down and shot gerardo i. hernandez again. his widow spoke to reporters. >> he was a wonderful husband, father, brother, son and friend. he would have been 40 next week. i am truly devastated, and we are all heartbroken and will miss him dearly. >> the federal criminal complaint says paul ciancia used a smith&wesson assault rifle and wounded two police officers and a civilion. the federal bureau of investigation says it will build a full profile of paul ciancia, and what brought him to this point. the 23-year-old was raised in this new jersey house and lived
in los angeles 18 months. unanswered are questions about where he got the gun, why he targeted t.s.a. officers and whether he was mentally stable. >> there's a host of video we are going through, we are examining that. there's a tremendous amount of evidence we are kimming. >> if convicted -- we are going through. >> if convicted paul ciancia faces the death penalty. >> not everyone is on board with the idea in kosovo. >> for the people of kosovo casting a ballot is more than determining a winner. it's the first time polls covering the entire territory has been organised by the government. it is hoped that it will smooth
a path to the i-e.u. membership. a steady influx of people entered polling stations to work out who will be the next mayor. >> translation: these elections are important. it's important it is being held in the north. >> translation: we are talking about local elections. we need more young people, especially in the municipal assembly. it's important for voices to be heard. >> a short walk over the brim to the northern part of the city -- bridge to the northern part of the city, the picture is different. many refuse to vote because they feel that these are not their elections. empty ballot boxes and election officials keen to avoid cameras. this is typical of voting across
northern kosovo. insults are thrown at those who choose to vote. >> we are not recognising kosovo's independence. these elections are a way of incorporating us into greater albania. >> officers have been deployed through the territory, concentrating in the volatile north. >> we have around 460 police officers. we are working two 12-hour shifts, covering all 44 working centres. so far it is not recorded, any incident. nor is it recorded an accident that might endanger general security in the north of kosovo. >> success of the collections determine the election process for belgrade. the boycott by the serbs in the
north can be another major obstacle. >> the two-year rebellion in the democratic republic of congo could be coming to an end. the leader of the m23 rebel declared a ceasefire. he told the group to stop fighting and advanced police talks with the government. rebel fighters abandoned a last strong hold and have gone into the hills. that's where the rebellion was launched. >> in northern yemen 58 died in violent clashes. the fighting began in the sada province. shadows have been cast over reconciliation efforts. a national piece process becan last year. >> next, a recap of stories, and thousands are on the run in the five bur ogs.
welcome back to al jazeera america. here is a look at the top stories. . secretary of state john kerry is in the middle east on damage control, beginning with a visits to egypt on sunday, and encluds stops in israel, jordan and saudi arabia. one of the goals is to repair goals after syria. >> officials say pakistan is
re-evaluating its relationship with the united states after a drone strike killed the top taliban official. >> murder charges have been filed against paul ciancia after a shooting in the los angeles international airport. investigators found a note saying he intended to target t.s.a. screeners. >> 48,000 runners hit the street for the new york city marathon. this year's marathon is under tight security after the bombing in boston. kilmeny duchardt spoke with one runner about the changes. >> up to 48,000 runners are expect to cross the finish line. it is under two unique circumstances - last year it was cancelled in the wake of superstorm sandy, and this year there's added security measures because of boston. but one runner that we caught with this week has been training
for the new york city marathon for four years and was a first responder to family victims. we caught up with him. he said the added security measures make him feel safe. >> certainly feel safer with the added security. i have family watching near the finish line. that was a concern i have, i didn't want to potentially subject them to that. the police have it under control. it took longer to get in here. security is super tight. they are not leaving anything to chance. >> the ny pd ramped up securedy efforts. police commissioner ray kelly said this year's security is expected to be tight, adding 1400 security cameras in addition to the 6,000 security cameras that are civiling throughout the city along the route. there's going to be bomb-sniffing dogs at the finish line, and there'll be helicopters, monitoring from the
air as well as both in the harbours -- boats in the harbours to ensure the runners are safe crossing the bridges. all of this is in place to make sure another boston doesn't happen. good sunday to you. i'm eboni deon, we are quietening down across the north-eastern u.s. spotty rain showers that we'll have to deal with in the early part of the day. high pressure is building in. as it does it will dry things out. it's a different story in the western u.s., watching a storm system bringing in rain and snow. look at what we had a chance to wake up to in parts of the u.s. a rare solar eclipse. we had the cloud cover as the runner loined up to get -- lined up to get through the security
checkpoint. the chilly airmass will be take sticking around. temperatures below average, from 5 upwards to 15 degrees. well have sunshine, we'll not feel the warm up. now we are at 34 in toronto. 45 in cleveland. we are only expecting highs around the 50 degree mark. temperatures at this hour running at 8 degrees holder in albany, 15 colder in new york city. we'll drop to the freezing point and below. we have freeze warnings for connecticut to philadelphia. 30s expected. around philadelphia - a cold day with a high of 48. we'll see a warming trend.
finally by the latter part of the work week temperatures will take a turn and we'll warm up above average. we are keeping it cool in the north-east. the mid section will be warm. but very windy conditions can be expected. it will be dry for you around minnesota. nice around the mile high city and denver. >> listen to this, the earth's side of the moon lined up for a total solar eclipse. early risers got to see a park eclipse. it was a hybrid eclipse. the path where the eclipse ran across central africa. >> coming up - a taste of their own. it isn't so bad after all. continue
small piece of american sports history. parts of houston's astro dome are being sold off. fans waited in line to buy memorabilia. lockers, seats, astro turf and dug-out benches. council will decide whether to allow a $2 million bond to convert it into a convention centre, otherwise the astro dome, the eighth wonder of the world, will be tore down. >> food can affect our health, diabetes. most conditions are preventible. we meet a group of med students in new orleans turning to the kitchen for solutions. when it comes to the cullinary arts, new orleans seems the pef place for a cooking problem perfect place for a cooking class.
>> it's all about what you eat, what you put into your gumbo. >> food plays a role in american's death. >> people are getting heart disease, hypertension... >> aspiring doctors trade their coats for aprons. >> teaming up with the johnson and wales university cullenary institute, it's the first program in the country, providing doctors with the tools to help patients lead a healthy lifestyle. >> no one taught us, as physicians, how to have that conversation. instead of telling them what not to eat, former chev turn nutritionist what to eat. >> i can talk to you about how to make simple changes to breakfast and lunch that can have a profund effect on your lich.
two or -- life. two or three points on the mediterranean diet score can improve chances by 25%. >> the program is based on low sodium. today's fare is grilled pork loin, mash and a salad. >> it makes sense to get the doctors involved in preventing and controlling the diseases through footed, rather than putting -- food, rather than putting a band aid on it. >> some patients require medication, no matter their diet, but many could find a cure in the kitchen. >> in is about eating great quality food. nobody said it would be easy. >> gives new meaning to the phrase an apple a day keeps the doctor away. >> and thanks for watching al
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