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and their new baby have inadvertently played a role. lucia newman, al jazeera. >> what do you think? tell us on aljazeera.com/americatonight. we'll have more of "america tonight," tomorrow. >> the egyptian government vows to crack down on groups in the sinai peninsula. hello there welcome to al jazeera also ahead on this program: pensioners in greece queue outside for a second day as greeks decide on sunday whether to stay part of the euro zone. >> the country is on the brink of a humanitarian catastrophe in
yemen. >> and president obama be restores diplomatic ties with cuba and vows to thrift trade embargo. egypt's cabinet has approved new laws which it says will help the security forces tackle what it calls terrorist attacks. it follows a series of raids on egypt's sy anyway pence sla peninsula which led 100 dead. simultaneous operation from fighters calling itself sinai province. jerald tan has this report. >> egypt's military strikes back. targets in northern sinai gaza in israel.
the area is in a lock down after a series of coordinated attacks on egyptian security forces. after hours of combat, the military police announce on state television the situation in sinai peninsula was 100% under control. >> translator: and the armed force he personnel in sinai supported by arab forces, hunted down and destroyed the hideouts of those operatives. >> military overflow of former president mohammed morsi in 2013. numerous attacks on police and the military. last year, the group became known as province of sinai and swore allegiance to the islamic state of iraq and the levant. concern is high its fighters are operating beyond the sinai and
in the capital cairo. on monday, egypt's prosecutor general was assassinated in a car bomb bearing the hallmarks of the group. abdel fatah al-sisi announced further be attacks on terrorism. be police raided an apartment killing members of the outlawed muslim brotherhood group. fugitive leaders were plotting attacks, something the group denies. >> translator: they were all assassinated in consolidate blood. the members were supporting the grieving mothers orphans and children of the group. >> reporter: wednesday's assault is a stark requirement of exactly what challenges it is up against.
jerald tan, al jazeera. >> tarek masoud is professional of international relations at the harvard university. he says the attacksive with gill sisi reason for further action. >> the regime tends to view these different form of violence of islamist violence apart and parcel of the same phenomenon. so when attacks happen in the sy sinai, that may make the regime less likely to come to some kind of conscious with members of the muslim brotherhood within egypt proper or within the nile valley, let's put it that way. is this tendency on the part of the security apparatus within the egyptian regime to view all these disparate action he as part and parcel to a seasonal be
islamic state feet against regime. we saw that already right? we saw today the killing of nine members of the muslim brotherhood including one form err member of parliament, nasser al drofi. and i think the regime very much views itself as a multifront war against an almost differentiated islamist enemy. european officials have slammed the door on any further debt negotiations with greece before the referendum on sunday. language has become very bitter with the german chancellor. be people standing in line outside tboorchtion withdraw cash.
banks to withdraw cash. >> we believe there have to be greek reforms both structural and fiscal. and there has to be financing and debt operation on the part of european partners. the sequence of that is obviously to be determined between the parties. but given where we are my suspicion is that it would be much preferable to see deliberate move towards reforms for that to be followed through by the other side of the balance. >> while the greek economy is heavily dependent on tourism? hoda abdel hamid delivered us this be report. >> tourism represents nearly 15% of the annual gdp. hol take-takeers said they have
never carried so much money on them. banks are closed until the end of the week and they fear they can't access any otherwise. cash machines are still working. and foreigners are able to pull out more than 60 euro daily cam than greek residents. the greek residents of this island also homes and restaurants while he says these days he has about 15% less in stock just because the demand has gone down. he is worried about the referendum next sunday. he thinks whether a yes or no vote wins, things will take a turn for the worse and places like kos island that have so far been spared of the bulk of the crisis could then feel it a bit more. >> to yemen now where shells fired by houthi rebels have
killed local people. the u.n. is now raised yemen to its highest level humanitarian crisis facing long side emergencies in south sudan iraq and syria. as many as 21 million people need aid. most of them children. mohammed jamjun reports. >> this young girl is inconsolable. shocked by what's happened to homes in her neighborhood, houses that were just hours ago still standing. why did they do this, she asks through her tears. in yemen deaf station has become the norm. >> the situation is very critical, especially children who are the most vulnerable groups. >> a collective strawms trauma, physical and emotional that grows by the
day. >> they feel scared, they feel insecure. >> reporter: hundreds of died since the start of the fighting, some from wounds easily treatable if they'd had access to better health care. the crisis here says this nurse gets worse because of the fuel shortage because children can't have access to transportation and can't get access to the hospital when they need. this this shelter for the displaced boys and girls recite the koran. praying for an end to a war that's brought more misery upon them. like the shortage of water in a country already running out of the precious resource. and a spike in child malnutrition rates for a population already without enough food. a situation so dire the u.n.
warns yemen could be on the verge of a famine. is the misery isthe misery is difficult to see and hard to miss. as easily seen as the burns on their bodies and the misery in their eyes. hiding a suffering no one their age should endure. mohammed jamjun, al jazeera. >> landslides have killed at lease 38 people in be india where there's been heavy rain in the past few days, in the province of be darjeeling. the united states and cuba are set to open embassy in each other's capitals restoring diplomatic ties after 50 years.
cold war rivals made just over six months ak, ago. rosalyn jordan reports. >> reporter: a letter presented to the interim friements, and after that,primeminister. >> on state television a presenter reads a letter from the president raul castro to u.s. president barack obama confirming the same and that on july 20th its embassy in washington will be open for business. workers recently installed a new flag pole outside what's currently the cuban interim section. president obama said this is long overdue. >> historic efforts to normalize the relation with cuban government and people. >> in the short term there will be increased business and travel
between the two countries but the process of normalization will take much longer. the u.s. says cuba still has a poor human rights records and its trade embargo on cuba can't be lifted without an act of congress. something the president will find very difficult to achieve. the move to restore ties between havana and washington has been years in the making but there are many in congress who objects. senator marco rubio a cuban american and a presidential candidate is threatening oblock any appointment ever ambassador to theappointment of ambassador tothe island. >> the cuban people is going to get nada. >> you cannot erase 55 years of whatever has happened which is very real.
just because you -- united states and cuba has decided they are going to open an embassy. that is not going to go away but, it is a good thought for anew beginning. >> reporter: a turning point perhaps for lives of millions on both sides of the caribbean. rosalyn jordan, al jazeera. >> coming up, looking after themselves despite government promises and the passing of a hero. we look back at the life of a man who saved hundreds of lives of jewish children from nazi death camps.
here's another look at the top news stories here on al jazeera. egypt's cabinet has approved new security laws on the heels of violence in the sinai peninsula. a series of attacks on wednesday on military checkpoints killed more than 100 people. european officials have said there will be no more debt negotiations with greece before a national referendum planned for sunday. pensioners are queuing outside banks, the only way they can access cash. and embassies in havana and washington d.c.
be barack obama says both sides are ready to move forward. making the risky sea crossing to the u.s andy gallagher are in miami where many americans are looking forward to what the shift shall bring for the new version of americans. >> the soul purpose was to aid those fleeing cuba following revolution and over the decades they've helped thousands resettle here. these new arrivals have came on boat built in secret. this gentleman who doesn't want to be identified, spent weeks at sea. >> i came here because of the economic situation we have over there. we're poor. we don't receive a salary. we don't get a chant to better ourselves or do what we like. we can't. there's no way to do that.
>> reporter: and as so, sentiments that have led miami to become cuba's second city. few could have guessed that the lats few months could have signaled such perilous change. many will give you reasons why they did it. others want better job prospects and of course a better standard of living. but since december's historic announcement there is also another reason why they're risking their likes of to come here to the united states. for years cuban migrants have enjoyed rights that give them residence as soon as they reach u.s. soil. but many feel normalization could change that, bringing forward the so-called wet foot dry foot policy.
>> what they tell me, there is a belief that change has come that quickly here and they could lose that status and they won't be welcome anymore. >> reporter: for these men life has altered dramatically. if they notice the different most people won't say. this man refuses to talk about change on the island. like many he still has loved ones back in cuba and won't risk the possibility of repercussions. andy gallagher, al jazeera miami. having to work to support their families, international humanitarian agencies say almost 40% of syrian children in jordan are not going to school. >> reporter: 15-year-old al mustafa should be in the 10th grade. he was employed in a curtain
shop he works 12 hours a day six days a week, his salary of $170 a month is desperately needed to pay his family's rent. >> i dream of going back to school but our living conditions are difficult. so i come to work, support my family and learn a new skill. it's better than staying on the streets. >> for one of these tens of thousands of young syrians in jordan forced to take on more responsibilities working children are everywhere. >> i work to support my family. i would love to go back to school and see syria return to what it was. i would love to see syria shadow falls. >> hiring younger syrian children, child labor has been an essential coping mechanism
because adults are not generally given work permits. aid agencies try to get these children back out of work and into school by providing vouchers to the families. there are classes provided to working children, some eventually change their jobs and rirn to schoolreturn to school but most don't. to get children to leave their jobs is nowhere close to the money they earn. a family so receive $42 a month for each child who -- could receive $42 a month for each child who returns to work. but even that may change. >> we are moving into protracted service. meanwhile the needs are increasing and so we have sort
of a worst-case scenario. >> many children of exile are living with only the bare minimum of rights. al jazeera northern jordan. >> the u.s. government is investigating whether u.s. airlines worked together illegally to keep air fares high. the justice department has asked major air carriers for information about their fare processes. patty culhane has more. >> not giving many details there but the associated press is reporting that the justice department is looking into whether or not these airline companies started talking with each other to make sure there weren't very much seats and that drives up the prices. what we believe is a letter was sent to major carriers asking for all communications with each
other but also with wall street analysts and big stock investors. they are starting this investigation. should point out that in the united states, it is highly illegal for competitors to concluded,collude. especially in this regard. >> convenient health care in rememo moat rural areas. many health centers are empty because three quarters of government doctors simply aren't turning up. >> the clinics are built. the medicine has been delivered. the patients are waiting but the doctors refuse to arrive. in the village of orgina has to make do with an assistant. there is supposed to be a government appointed doctor but
she didn't come that day the day before, or the day before that. >> you'll find her at a subdistrict hospital. >> the emergency assignment is a reduce toruse. >> the doctor is needed for someone else and we have no choice but to accept it. that's what it works. is subdistrict hospital has enough doctor, she she she's not needed there. >> we went to see if she was on regional duty, we found an empty office. her colleagues said she was on holiday today. >> we need some village doctors on emergency assignment.
>> reporter: al jazeera contacted the health ministry several times but did not receive a response. it's a chain of dereliction of duty. those closer to the villages try to escape to the capital of the subdistrict. its doctors try to go to the district capital and its doctors leave for dacca. no doctor who spends years in medical school wants to end up in places like orgina. this believe it, is supposed to be sleeping quarters of the neighborhood doctor. people have filled it up with their trash and it's completely unfurnished. the assistant here cannot even check blood pressure. we asked to see their medicine supplies but the pharmacys
pharmacist hadn't shown up either. but this is a pretty typical state of affairs. al jazeera bangladesh. >> a man responsible for be escape of jewish children has died at aches 1 trick. the06. -- 106. distributed the film nicholas winton, the power of good. she explained more about his life. >> it is a fascinating story of a man on his own at the age of 29 went to prague. sort of on a whim, a friend
invited him. and saw the need for helping especially children who either were orphaned or were trying to get out right before the war in 1938-39. it was an unknown story until his wife, i understand, went into the attic one day and was cleaning out a trunk. in the trunk was a scrapbook where they had kept meticulous records and travis even of the children that had he had saved in this rescue operation. and then it came to light. so it's really quite an extraordinary story of a man who did a fantastic deed. and it really was unknown for so many years. >> more than 20 foreign players are chasing their dreams. in somalia's football league at great risk to themselves.
somalia is an unlikely football location but be mogadishu is attracting footballers from across the continent. >> they have come from as far away as niej nigeria and uganda. >> it is my passion from when i was a kid. i tell myself, wherever football tase me to, i'm satisfied with it. >> they have more experience, they can take home as much as $500 a month which they say is more than they earn back home. club officials say the fortunes have improved. >> we are the first team to bring foreign players to
somalia. they are very understanding are of our game. this year we will finish second in the league. >> reporter: living here cg challenging. armed guards keep watch. the players also have to overcome the language barrier person which is why the somali football association put a limit on the number of players they can sign. >> we can't have a league made up of only foreign players. >> for these funds for is foreign players have added more excitement to the beautiful game. >> this is not just these have been working for the for now
mustaffa and his friends are celebrating the win. they can't wait until the next season hamzen am it, al jazeera jazeera. >> much more on our website acknowledge the address is aljazeera.com. >> i'm ali velshi, "on target" tonight. in tehran. >> how much could nation possibly trust the ufts,. >> the same wild accusations against united states. >> comprehensive diplomatic resolutions and the most difficult and long lasting national security situations we've faced in a very long time.
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