north sinai. the clashes are ongoing. who is the army fighting? >> the army is fighting an organization that is a supporter of jurisdiction and later to the north-west and a crack down on the scare. in 2014 they declared their allegiance to the united states and walled themselves the sinai province of the state. egypt's long armed act for a
long time. it has capabilities that goes all the way to heavy artillery, guded missiles dropping down around eight or 10 military posts, and some of them are hard targets. it's as powerful group compared to the other actors that the authorities and regimes face. >> we don't have that many pictures of the events happening in north sinai at the moment. we are bringing footage as we get it. what we can see is heavy artillery that we are talking about. is this likely it have been supplied by i.s.i.l. what would it suggest for the future of the group. it's a significant threat in egypt. >> it is a significant threat to the military in north-east - mainly north sinai and in the
north-east. it's mainly coming from military hardware weapons they take away from the military and the military spokesperson is saying that the leaders were killed but the leaders show up in videos parading the weapons taken from the arms including mortars, armoured vehicles and so on. because of the crack down the significant crackdown in the north-east 5,000 homes were raised down. major rests, and they have some support mainly because the locals see the armies crackdown as oppressive and see them as somebody that they defend them in one way or another. it's compared to what happened in the '90s and the upper egypt. it's more significant and certain to the regime.
>> great to get your insight. thank you for joining us from london. >> greece failed to pay 1.6 billion due to the i.m.f. the first developed country to do so. european finance minister meet app wednesday to discuss the latest proposals to reach a bailout deal. this is what happened in athens. dozens of pensions queueing up. the government imposed capsule controls and 60 euros a down has been taken out from bank machines much let's stick with the scenes in greece. some banks have been opening for pensions. most people are joining long lines at banks. are they getting pretty fed up? >> people are worried, there's no doubt about that. in theory about 1,000 banks or branches were due to open across
the country. i don't have a figure as to how many did. that was to cater for pensioners who don't have bank cards, to remind you over the past three days banks have been shut. if you have a cash point card, an at m, you can go each day and get your 60 euros, you have concerns about greeks in the '70s, or '80s they didn't have bank cards. it's a special provision for them. capital controls effect everyone. a very polarized atmosphere. in my report i give you a flavour of what greek people make of all of this. >> reporter: they fear their country could slide out of the us us open -- joep they call themselves pro-europeans. there's much talk about
negotiations, but perhaps the most important player the german chancellor angela merkel giving nothing away. >> it's clear that we will not close the channels of communication, ordinaries we wouldn't be the european union, the doors remain open to talks. i can't say more than this. >> reporter: despite the outcome many in ath ens sees many ahead. this man lives with his parents and dismayed. i don't feel optimistic. if people turn against each other, they are not going to get out of this. >> in this office a psychologist counsels the long-term unemployed. a joint government e.u. project
she has had 100 new client this month alone. >> we have seen a lot of anger. why. there's a big why. why this happen to the country, to me, to my family, because many times the - the mother and father are unemployed at this moment. and depression. >> in this crowd many put the blame for greece's predicament on the prime minister alexis tsipras. they say that he's playing a dangerous game, putting his party's interest above that of his country. there are wildly different predictions on how greeks will vote. all we know is the divisions in this society are growing deeper and deeper. eurozone ministers about to discuss another proposal from greece to try to unlock the bailout. what do we know about the latest offering? >> well the greeks put forward
an offer yesterday. it's thin on details, to be honest. it's talking about transferring the responsibility for a bailout mainly to a long-term mechanism funded by the european union, and away from the i.m.f. and the existing short-term mechanism. that would be more attractive from a greek point of view without getting bogged down in all the jargon. they would be dealing politically with european governments face to face and less with financial institutions. but the of as it was was thin on detail. i don't think the creditors would see much in the terms of cuts that they are looking for a greek government to make. as all our viewers know we have been at this for five months and have not come to an agreement
because there's a wide gulf and a serious credibility gulf a lack of trust between the two sides. that will not change in this frenzied atmosphere. greece is sailing into u.n. chartered waters. in arrears to the i.m.f. coincidentally yesterday, the second bailout programme, the old bailout programme expired. that protective umbrella that the greeks have had for five years has expired. the european central bank - how long will it fund greek banks under the extraordinary conditions? we don't know. >> an awful lot of questions remain. thank you for updating us from athens. >> human rights watch calling for an investigation into saudi-led air strikes in yemen. the group says attacks against yemens in the houthi stronghold of sadr appear to violate law. >> my wife and four daughters
died. all of them. >> waleed lost a total of 27 members of his extended family most children, when his home in sadr city was hit by a bomb. >> translation: on that night someone came to ask for my daughter's hand in marriage. i did not have time to be happy for my daughter before the strike happened. >> reporter: he was interviewed by human rights watch as part of their investigation finding six homes in sadr were struck by the saudi-led coalition, and they found no evidence the homes were housing fighters. . >> in war there's a clear proportion of proportionality that the military target would have to be of a high value with a number like 27 killed. it's very hard to see how that would be justified.
>> reporter: five markets, an empty school and a crowded petrol station were hit. the coalition is attempting to prevent the houthi rebel group taking over the yemen government. if there was a reason to strike the civilian targets, saudi arabia is yet to reveal it. they nor the united states, a country support supports the 9-nation coalition is yet to request for an investigation. nor despite requests have they responded to al jazeera. with no functioning government in place, and worsening humanitarian crisis, the united nations says the focus is on finding a political solution to the conflict. >> from the perspective the united nations all the violence all the destruction we have seen is serious. we are trying to push efforts to get the parties to have a ceasefire or at the very least a humanitarian policy.
>> human rights watch says all sides in a complex and long-running conflict must follow the rules of law. war. with no end to the fighting in site, the hope is to spare civilians. abdullah is a professor of political science at kuwait university in beirut saying the houthi rebels are committing aprofitities. >> since the begin of the provisionses there has been numerous reports. but it takes place all the time. especially now the war has been going on for three months and the houthis - they have not -
they have resorted to guerilla warfare. and out of control. the coalition forces. by evading. and resulting in damage and casualties. tunisia's government shuts down mosques following the beach-time massacre. but many say mosques like this one could play a role in tolerance. that is coming up. >> in calais where thousands of migrants and refugees are spread emergency rations by french charities, it's the first time it ever happened on french soil.
hello again. the top stories on al jazeera. two large explosions have been holder near egypt's north sinai, where the army is involved in a major battle. fighters launched attacks on five checkpoints. an army spokesperson said many have been killed. the government is sending in reinforcements. more here in greece where the government missed a crucial payment to the i.m.f. dozens of pensioners have been queueing outside banks in athens to withdraw cash. >> human rights watch is calling for an investigation into the killing of civilians in yemen. saudi led strikes appeared to violate the laws of war.
>> thousands of people are taking part in pro-democracy rallies in hong kong. we'll she you live pictures of the scene, people filling the streets. coming as hong kong marks the 18th anniversary of a handover to china, the first protest since lawmakers voted against laws allowing protesters to vet candidates. rob mcbride has more. >> reporter: as people stream in for the start of this march, it's a day of mixed emotions. some claim that this is a victory parade they did, after all, force the rerejection of the proposals from beijing, which they say helicopters nearly to a fake form of democracy, that is tinged with the knowledge na 18 years after hong kong was passed back from british colonial rule this city
is as mar away as ever from running its own rules. it feels like a colony. that sense of disillusionment will be reflected in the numbers taking part. in this same event, half a million from on the streets. this year organizers were talking about 100,000 people. still, the protestors here are claiming that they'll continue the political struggle despite the administration here and beijing saying that this political saga is over and still insisting that one day beijing will listen to them. >> china has past new laws giving the state stricter controls over cyber space, it's because of growing threats to chinese networks the national security law was adopted on wednesday, outlining cuffer measures against online attacks. >> indonesia's president has promised a tougher review on the ageing fleet.
130 have been confirmed dead. the president ordered an author thorough investigation into the cause of accident the governor of tunisia has ordered 18 mosques to close, and is considering closing organised groups inciting violence. it is feared it will cause division. >> reporter: tunisia is in the spotlight. the party is run of the organizations accused of promoting violence and sedition. the party's leaders say the government is exploiting the attack on tourists to stifle dissent. the president should take on those. they target leaders at parties, the way the predecessor repressed his opponents. this is a gathering which was
banned for decades. the parties is an offshoot of a banned most that calls for the re-establishment of the cal fate or the rule of islamic law. it rejects democracy as a western offensive and says capitalism is a threat. >> we have a government failing at all levels. those in power are a joke the the only solution should be through embracing islam. leaders insist they are determined to change the reality. despite the challenges the movement is gaining momentum. the government is determined to fight extremism and crack down on religious organizations accused of spreading violent guyographies. -- giographies.
the government ordered the closure of unauthorised mosques. but many people are concerned. they say mosques like this one, one of the oldest in tunisia could play a role in promoting tolerance. it's one of the most renowned religious centers in the muslim world. >> this has been one of the greatest places promoting the true message of islam, islam that calls for peace and unity. >> thousand of young tunisians joined al qaeda and i.s.i.l. in iraq syria and libya. there are hundreds more against the government here. these are delicate times for a country launching the arab spring four years ago. protesting workers forced the closure of the tunnel linking france and england for a second time.
the ferry workers are striking over job cuts and have been blocking the tunnel entrance and setting fire to tunnels. they are threatening to continue the protest on wednesday. >> calais is a magnet for mying rents using it as a jumping -- migrants using it as a jumping off point. we report on charities stepping in to help those stranded. >> what do you say about this site of lines of men and women from countries like eritrea or sudan. given parcels, not in africa but in calais. they queued in the heat for the plastic bag. inside was fruit, biscuits and milk. ethiopia was going to make it last. >> four days. >> reporter: four days? >> four or five days. >> reporter: this was courtesy of the catholic charity cary
tas, islamic belief more used to emergency work in africa. this is the first time they ever had to do this in france. that is the first time in existence. they are working on the french territory. for us it's a failure. to have to work on our own territory. much of this is unnecessary if the u.k. allowed some of these people to seek asylum. that's the reason they are stuck in calais after all. >> people suffering like this in other parts of the world, then the french or british government express concern or offer money. the reason why chaar it as are having to do this is the neither the french for the government lift a finger. >> many of the men have foot
injuries, this man is at risk of losing his foot from infection. >> reporter: without treatment he'd get gangrene this his foot. she's saving your foot. there's something almost religious about this the hem some give to the dispossessed. the injured man didn't want to show his face. listen to his thoughts. >> human rights how you say human rights mean human. either you are black, white, aeroplane, whatever. you are human. you are equal. you are not equal here. >> actually. we have response to migrants. in terms of food sanitation as well. >> police keep watch on this
around the camp the diggers create more and bigger offenses to keep the migrants in. they need to cope with a life without answers. without many they say the bandaged feet and false stomachs makes it easier for them but such is life in this small hell. the governor of new jersey chris christie has joined the race to be the next president of the united states. he announced his bid at a rally in his old school in livingstone ners your the 14th republican to seek nomination. >> america is tired of hammering and indecisiveness and in the oval office.
that is why today i'm proud to announce my canned das any for the republican -- candidacy for the republican nomination for the president of the united states of america there's concern about the health of australia great barrier reef. it's under threat and may be lifted as in danger by the united nations. andrew thomas reports. >> reporter: when you dive on it most threats are not obvious. half of it disappeared over the last 30 years, choose your spot. you don't notice subtle changes in water. temperature due it climate change. the coal port build along the coast is from here, far out of site. one threat pointed out is too obvious. the spiky crown of thorn star fish.
there's a plague of them down here, feeding on coral and can be toxic to fish. scott is one of a team of people fighting back, injecting the starfish with poison. it works. it is a huge effort. >> the damage they can do to the coral, i have seen it first hand, is amazing. it is facing enough threats. the crown of thorns star fish is something we can do something about. the starfish are thriving because there's an increase in the sea of micro plankton that their lavae feed on. one starfish can produce as many as 60 million eggs a year, far for surviving than should. there has been outbreaks of crown of thorn starfish in the past. the latest is the worse, and it's human activities on land that are to largely to blame. >> growing sugar cane is big
business along the east coast. farmers use fertilisers. when the excess washes off the land into rivers and to the sea, the fertilisers feed the plankton. tony changes his practices, applying fertilisers more precisely than he did. >> we are only applying chemicals on 40% of the area. >> once you would have put it everywhere. >> yes. run-off from the properties goes straight into the salt water. who we do on the land affects the reef. >> reporter: but this is a young farmer around here. getting his older neighbours to change their practices is not easy. when president obama came to the islands in november, he told students he was worried about the great barrier reef, and wanted it to be there for his yet to be born
grandchildren. his concern echos the united nations, action globally and locally is needed for the reef to survive and a reminder you can keep up to date with all the very latest news and views on our website. there assist on your screen. the breaking news in egypt our top story. night. [ ♪♪ ] when only 12% of american workers get paid parental leaf, it's a head-scratcher. left to businesses and states to make their open policies, america is far behind the rest of the world's economic leaders. so have american companies failed young families, has the time come for mandated paid