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directly and it will be important to see what kind of expectation they bring forward. by the new government need to tell the american that the new relationship between the two countries has to be based on mutual respect had already rejected. trump administration. and. not be taking dictation from the united states anymore. a weather update thanks to. moscow's one of the city's most loved spaces we'll find out why it's so special. and i'm sorry for one of the last places you might expect to find high level showjumping right here in the gaza strip. from the. to the sea.
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hello welcome to another look at the international forecast it's looking lossie fine and dry across a good part of central and southern china possibility of still one or two showers just around hong kong but this is certainly an improving picture and that's the scene as we go on into choose day so much stronger weather coming through maybe want to shout a little further north thirty four celsius there for hong kong possibility of one of two showers there into west central and northern parts of the philippines that's where the heaviest downpours are going to be but i wanted to show was there into malaysia looking a little wet so once again though across a good parts of thailand the cloud on the right starting to pack pop here further south a scattering of showers from malaysia a largely dry for a good part of in the shia now largely dry for a good part of pakistan northwestern parts of india but you push down into the northern plains into the northeast of india and this is going to be the main focus for monsoon rains as we go through the next few days and really heavy downpours
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coming into behind it west bengal maybe up into bangladesh lively showers continuing to into me and ma western gas will still be a few showers around here a place to say. the carolina sunshine and showers that this from like. the weather sponsored by cattle and raise. for thousands of years families and shepherds lived off this land. but such a traditional way of life is under increasing threat. al-jazeera wound travels to the jordan valley where illegal settlements are expanding and the israeli military cordons off more of them now. what will become of the palestinian families and the palestinian authority to have shifted to the jordan valley on al-jazeera.
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well again the top stories here on al-jazeera a state of emergency has been declared by the u.s. backed government in libya after five days of fighting in the capital at least forty one people have been killed in the violence and more than one hundred injured several groups of battling the territory india tripoli's only functioning airport on the outskirts of the city. really for months after iraq's election eleven political groups will form an alliance to make the largest bloc in parliament that includes groups loyal to the shit cleric. and promise to hide all about the parliament will convene on monday and the process of forming a government will begin. at least eight saudi arabian soldiers have been killed in fighting with yemen's hooty rebels that's according to saudi use agencies the
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kingdom's military says that it falls an attack along its southern border and that its forces captured a high ranking huth ecomog. china's president is expected to announce a plan for billions of dollars of aid in advancement in african countries later on monday president xi jinping is due to speak at the launch of a two day summit in beijing he's been welcoming fifty two leaders including his sudanese counterpart obama al bashir and south africa's president civil rights poza she's trillion dollar belton road infrastructure plan is set to top the agenda but there are concerns that the project is overloading poor countries with debt well it's not just trade and investment which has been growing between china and africa hundreds of thousands of people have relocated in recent years a million chinese now live in africa while the number of africans in china is thought to be around half that adrian brown reports now on the cultural impact that the change is having on chinese cities and. sandra's
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from cameroon but her son is chinese because he was born here both appear a lot these days on a popular chinese social media network marriage between a chinese man and an african woman is still a curiosity here so she and her husband decided to stream their day to day lives fans send virtual gifts which represent money. but only daughter china everyone is envious of me everyone likes to see me happy with what i do i like to see me dancing but like me they're all my friends i'm missing nothing sandra and xhosa and shouldn married a year ago after returning to his village near dandong in northeast china. life can be harsh here especially in winter when the temperature drops to minus twenty in cameroon it's hot and humid most days given the tiny kisses and hearts
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flashing on the screens of their smartphones symbols for virtual gifts it's going to be a profitable day in a good month they can make a thousand dollars china's economic courtship of africa began twenty years ago one of the consequences of that relationship a new generation of mixed race children. forty years ago it was all but impossible for a foreign man or woman to live in china let alone marry a chinese but today marriages like this are no longer exceptional marrying a foreigner is no longer regarded as marrying down in the way perhaps that it once was here. dolly days and there are more and more international married is in china some of friends also marry foreigners the chinese have become more accepting of intermarriage to begin with though those mother was not so accepting.
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how contain nice marry a black woman she can leave at any time that's why at the beginning both my husband nice they know to this marriage. sandra's had more success making friends on social media having now mastered enough mandarin to thank them in song. adrian brown al-jazeera in northeast china. to antigovernment protesters in nicaragua they were wounded by an identified gunman in the capital managua there's been a flare up in fighting between pro and anti-government side since saturday had followed president trying to overtake us decision to expel un human rights commission from the country activists say that three hundred people have been killed in a rest over the last four months. hundreds of people have protested outside the offices of the united nations agencies of palestinian refugees in jordan demanding
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that the u.s. reverses its decision to withdraw funding from annorah the agency run schools hospitals and social services for more than five million palestinian refugees across the middle east two million of them are living in jordan. israel's navy has fired warning shots towards boats attempting to breach the naval blockade on gaza but palestinian vessels planned to sail off the gaza strip as part of an international campaign against the siege on the border students activists and several people who can't get the urgent medical care that they need due to the blockade by israel and egypt they were forced back to port by the israeli military and in spite of the blockade there are still some recreational pursuits in gaza that offer an escape from living under siege to serious herefore such as found one of them. as the fierce heat of the day starts to add it's time to get ready last minute grooming final checks on saddles and stereotypes. and then out into the
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arena here in northern gaza given the territories recent history of conflict blockade and economic crisis it's perhaps a surprise to find young people here competing in what around the world is viewed as an elitist sport. ahmed are zazi is aiming himself to be an elite showjumper taking advantage of the recent opening of gaza's southern crossing with egypt he traveled to jordan and then germany excelling in two five nation tournaments and. my ambition is to compete internationally in the recent tournaments i won first and second places some competitions allow us to qualify for the world cup but we've missed out on so many because of the siege and the closure of the crossings. this is final training for a gaza wide competition unlike many sports in this conservative society here girls and boys train and compete together the contests split according to the heights of the jumps not the competitors gender if event. there's no difference we like brothers and sisters and i'm ready to compete in society does ban women from doing
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a few things that contradict additions but i didn't catch all continue. but the egalitarian ism only goes so far this is an activity reserved for the very few in gaza who can afford it stabling cost about two hundred dollars a month some of the horses imported from israel even europe are worth thousands. most of gaza's horses are used to heavy labor not sport unemployment stands at forty four percent more than half the population relies on food aid all around the world this is a sport that carries connotations of elite isn't and wealth but here in gaza more than most places the contrast between scenes like this and the realities of daily life for so many is particularly stark. traina med ramsey says working with horses helps children who no matter their relative wealth have had childhoods marred by conflict and siege but he says the costs are becoming harder to sustain.
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how. sad it has even well our families are now reducing their expenses including on this port many will send their son to get trained but when they reach a certain level with competition and fees and so on then they stop. a few days later and it's competition time relatives friends nervous parents lined the side of the arena star ryder our maid is finding his horse covered gold a bit hot to handle he places third. day you know. i did my best and i trained very well and i hope next time to win a better place it's the kind of attitude required of young athletes around the world but perhaps especially of those growing up in gaza perry forsett al-jazeera gaza. in russia there's been more protest against unpopular pension changes the communist party organized rallies across the country the government wants to increase the retirement age from sixty to sixty five for men and from fifty five to
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sixty for women president bush made a flatter me a person has made some changes to his original plan but argues the current pension arrangements are not financially sustainable and. is a fellow at the washington institute focusing on russia she says that putin's government didn't expect such a public outcry. the way the government announced these reforms was at the time when russia was still hosting the world cup sort of hoping that the public would notice trying to trying to soften the blow so to speak but more importantly the larger issue here is that these reforms demonstrate russia's economic decline of the government's inability. to handle development because russia is a system that is not geared towards development of the country rather it's a system built on lanty to the kremlin where those that are close to the kremlin get rewarded. and that you know there's such things as for example the government had stopped control. it into the pension fund to finance the crimea and excision.
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the witnesses so it's prioritizing political motives funding foreign adventures over domestic development notably never took responsibility when he made these concessions rather he sort of presented himself as this fatherly figure that is stepping in at the last minute. moscow has been celebrating the ninetieth anniversary of one of its most beloved places gorky park. takes a look out the landmarks role in shaping the city at its history. ninety years old and looking pretty good for its age gorky park has firmly reclaimed its position as one of moscow's most popular attractions but the city is part of gorky has been reinvented numerous times through communism and post soviet decay to its current sleeker more modern face but of this. the park appeared and nine hundred twenty eight it was designed for their proletariat the new and young state need in
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a new and young place where their protests could relax there was an idea to create a park of culture and leisure where people could get educated and take a rest. it's energetic director betty glam invited the u.s.s.r. most talented artists and architects to shake the park even during world war two the park stayed open but when the soviet union collapsed in the early ninety's parts crown slipped to it hosted some of russia's first raves and metal concerts but it's fair ground rides became a shabby he developed a reputation for crime that's all being swept away now beginning in twenty eleven a radical overhaul brought wife i she cafes labrat playgrounds and more these days gorky park is alive with visitors park's modern refit was the shape of things to come for moscow it was the first major project of
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a huge and regeneration program that has been rolled out across the russian capital at a cost of billions of dollars. now much of modern moscow gleams to with riverside viewing platforms roadside swings and cycle paths the capital needed to revamp. but some of those who've watched moscow's transformation say it's no coincidence this all followed the anti-government protests of twenty eleven and twelve analyst alexander bound of things or thora he's chose to ignore calls for political freedoms but grants the classes a more livable city they try to isolate and. their protest activists bugbee made a lot of we can call it concessions we can call it improvements eliminated almost completely their low level corruption and in the improvement of the city environment and their gorky park was the first project and the quest stepped in
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this direction down or says the opposition is now split about whether to accept such gifts from the authorities everyone else meanwhile is down in the park were chalons al-jazeera moscow. well once principal in new york city's horses then they virtually disappeared but now scientists are helping them to make a comeback kristen salumi has been following the efforts in brooklyn new york. long before lady liberty graced new york harbor its waters teamed with oysters sustaining generations of native american cabinet out in the water scientists along with volunteers are now attempting to return new york's waterways to their former glory as part of the billion oyster project in the fixed hundred it was tough to navigate the waters because there are so many over two hundred twenty thousand acres so this is a project that is native to new york the story. this site in brooklyn is one of
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eleven where the project is attempting to recreate reefs with shells collected from local restaurants and baby oysters some from farms on the east coast others grown at a local school with the help of students by nineteen zero six new yorkers had every last oyster their reefs had been dredged up or covered in silt and the water quality was too poor for their regeneration it stayed that way until one thousand nine hundred seventy two the passage of the clean water act which prohibited dumping sewage and waste into the harbor even now the waters aren't clean enough to eat what lives there but he always to reach have huge benefits for the local ecosystem as i have a little superhero very tiny about they pack a punch and they really they provide such habitat for in the biodiversity of new york harbor nicholas jacobson helped make the metal cages that create the reefs and volunteered to help place them in the water the oysters slide in like
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a file cabinet so in the city there's not many options to really connect with nature it's mostly concrete and steel. but this really gives an opportunity within the city to kind of connect with nature and. i guess just give back to the environment because we do take a lot and when it comes to the health of new york's waterways cultivating that connection may be just as important as cultivating oysters christensen al-jazeera york. good to have you with us adrian filling in here in doha the top stories this hour on al-jazeera a state of emergency has been declared by the u.n. backed government in libya after five days of fighting in the capital tripoli at least forty one people have been killed in the violence and more than one hundred injured several armed groups battling for territory near the city's only functioning air force forces backed by the government of national accord have lost
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several strategic locations to a breakaway faction at least eight saudi arabian soldiers have been killed during fighting with yemen's who three rebels that's according to saudi news agencies the kingdom's military says that it followed a hooty attack along its southern border videos from saudi media show captured hooty fighters including what they say is a high ranking commander nearly four months after iraq's election eleven political groups of come together to form the largest bloc in parliament it includes groups loyal to the shia cleric. and prime minister hyder other body part of it will convene on monday and the process of forming a government will begin now the hashmi is director of middle east studies at the university of denver he says the new coalition gives him reason to be optimistic. this is a coalition government that is the most inclusive and i would say representative iraqi government since the two thousand and three american invasion it includes
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both iraqi shia sunni and members of various religious minorities and once positive about that development is it marks a transition from previous iraqi governments that were very sectarian based to antigovernment protesters have been shot in nic the nicaraguan capital managua has been a flare up in violence that since saturday had followed president daniel take us decision to expel a human rights mission from the country. hundreds of people have protested outside the offices of the united nations agency for palestinian refugees in jordan that demanding that the u.s. reverses its decision to withdraw funding from the agency run schools hospitals and social services for more than five million palestinian refugees across the middle east. and those are the headlines the news continues here on al-jazeera after inside story next.
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it's been called an apparent war crime a saudi emirati air strike on a school bus the saudi left corelation admits it made a mistake but will anyone be held to account and who has the power to punish those responsible for such atrocities in yemen and elsewhere this is inside story. hello and welcome to the program i'm good of that hamid the saudi iraqi coalition
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now says the attack on the bus was unjustified human rights watch called it an apparent war crime and is calling for an end to all weapons sales to saudi arabia fifty one people died forty of them children in the air strike inside a province last month the coalition is promising to hold those responsible to account this comes after a report by un experts accused all sides in the conflict in yemen including who threw rebels of committing war crimes more than ten thousand people have been killed in more than three years of fighting many thousands more from cholera and other diseases alan fischer reports from neighboring djibouti. it was an attack which threw international condemnation and left appearance of forty children crying over their graves eleven others are also killed in the attack on a crowded market in who the hell diane in the north of yemen in early august initially the saudi led coalition claimed the attack was
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a justified military operation it was targeting the leaders know it says it made mistakes. that the joint team based on the above information gathered is of the opinion that the coalition forces should take legal action to try and penalize those responsible for these mistakes which cause collateral damage in that area these mistakes are as follows first delay in handling down the iggs sheesh an order where the executions korten should be waiting for the target to approach a clear area free of civilians to avoid unjustified collateral damage in line with the approved rules of engagement in article fifty seven of fifty eight of political one of the geneva convention and the started norms seventeen and nineteen the findings came just days after two reports critical of the saudi led efforts in yemen the u.n. panel of experts said that both sides in the conflict including the saudi coalition could be guilty of war crimes and human rights watch accused the saudi led coalition of feeling to investigate allegations of possible war crimes it said too
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often their inquiries like transparency credibility and did little to stop strikes hitting civilians. so the investigators see those responsible must be punished. the joint team is also of the opinion that the coalition forces should take necessary measures to immediately review and verify the rules of engagement approved by them to ensure the total compliance in all military operations in yemen there are suggestions the saudis and their allies have come under u.s. pressure to do more to cut the number of civilian casualties the surprise admission of mistakes may go some way to improving relations and peace talks are still planned to be hosted by the u.n. later this month. so let's bring in meow guest now joining us from berlin bill van esveld is a senior researcher for the children's rights division at human rights watch but
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rashid band joins us from london he is middle east and north africa caseworker and the international new human rights ngo reprieve and from mount in sweden via skype from non-serious senior nonresident fellow and get planty council a warm welcome to you all now. but let me start with you this saudis sort of gave an admission of error without going into too much details of what happened or who they were targeting do you see that as genuine well i mean i think regard this is genuine or not genuine i think the point is that the that there was and there was an investigation despite that in the past they said that the strike was a was justified and was. against a against a target so i think the importance is that with the mounting pressure on the saudi led coalition eventually they did. they did investigate and admitted that the
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strike did indeed cause civilian casualties and in this case it was clear i was on a bus full of full of full of children and now what will happen next because of this this investigation i think it's this is where the question lies and i think it's still not clear there has been pressure even from the trump ministration for the first time when john mara said that not necessarily his support for the coalition is basically not necessarily unconditional so i think there are there is mounting pressure and i think the attempt is also not of to for the u.n. envoy not to fail in his attempt for the coming peace round of peace talks in geneva. but i'm not sure how far can you go well a frog the saudis also say that they will hold accountable who contributed to this
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error but isn't that a way of sort of absolving the leadership from any wrongdoing and trying to pin it on maybe one or a small group of individuals just a painkiller we've seen this from the saudi led coalition and other crimes so the school attack is not the only crime that was committed thankfully because it was recorded on video and also it was followed by a report from the you and the panel of experts but. nothing has ever been done and nothing followed this amount of pressure or this can diminish or admit the saudi led coalition admitting their wrong doing nothing concrete has ever been done after such a trend of condonation so i think we need to pressure governments and
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allies of the saudi led coalition for the. saudi arabia and united arab emirates and the i mean u.k. and the the u.s. they have to be directly in war in pressuring. the saudi led coalition in order to find a peace process and the war words and comden condemnation never really materialized in yemen justice never been served to the victims and nothing has ever been done well bill i think that's what human rights watch is actually arguing in his latest statement that if you want to stop the atrocities in yemen then western powers should start to stop selling weapons to disavow these one might argue is that really feasible. do you think it's realistic in any shape or form well i think it's not only realistic but actually legally necessary i mean if you have
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a military partner who consistently conducts on lawful the tax some of which appear to amount to work crimes again and again and again and you argue like the u.s. has actually argued that selling the saudi led coalition more weapons will reduce civilian casualties it is extremely hard to take that statement at face value but it's not just a question of is it politically feasible it's legally required because if you continue to supply somebody who's conducting unlawful attacks with knowledge of that you also could be responsible criminally for for complicity in the in those unlawful attacks so the united states the united kingdom and france need to stop immediately they need to they need to have stopped already so we need to stop more atrocities from happening and in addition to that we need justice for the victims the attack on a school bus is a tragic one but it wasn't the first one and one could even probably say it won't
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be the last one where you would have in this in civilian is dying because of this war calling for investigations doesn't really change anything underground really it's a completely there's two separate dynamics there you have the fighting and then you have what international community is trying to do which probably from a yemeni perspective might sound like a lot of words and no action. well i mean i think the the investigations. or forming any new macan isms in the too soon to investigate what's happening in yemen is only effective of how much actually the fighting parties are willing to cooperate and how much are they willing to to engage with with such with such a process and i think it is unfortunate for us as yemenis that it comes at a situation where the first of all the security council is quite divided over many
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matters just yemenis it becomes becomes in the on this side venture over this ongoing conflict happening at the international level and also i think for example when the constant argument of arms of arms sales to saudi arabia this is a very very small parts of the of the of the of the of the narrative it doesn't help . to portray this entire conflict as this is a saudi war led on them or in on on yemen but this regard that the civil war that was happening even before as a result of the coup that they staged along with the help of the former with the former president but between all of those for example the whose leaders have been sanctioned yet it has. been sanctioned even by the security council but actually had little effect on their ability to move and their ability actually to bring in
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more weapons into the country the u.s. also considered this as this is part of a big picture because the if these do. help iran in increasing its influence in the region and at the same time you have you have the saudis trying to push back the push back to seize so the discussion really about what's happening in yemen the civil war that's happening in yemen and the transitional period that followed the arab spring that. becomes just a side talk to everything that's going on the bigger picture if you'd like to if you'd like to say well are afraid just want to touch on what you said earlier because i mean there's been. disallowed acknowledgement earlier there was a un report. stating that war crimes have been perpetrated in yemen by all sides now human rights watch has a report and it has been going on for a few years so the intention of underlining the horrors of what's happening in yemen is there but what is lacking is there
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a mechanism that doesn't exist or is it difficult to actually implement that mechanism. so if you talk to an ordinary yemeni who is facing you know their speakable human suffering and yemen they literally lost any hope or faith in the international community or international humanitarian law was because none of that has ever been you know of the interest of yemenis the when the war started the saudi led question mobilised states at the u.n. security council and came into giving legitimacy to their intervention in yemen so we saw an international can isn't being you know in effect. to wage a war but when let's take the u.n. panel of experts when the u.n. human rights human rights council tried to establish this international committee
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independent international committee committee to go and investigate the war crimes in yemen it took it like attempts and three rounds of you know voting through their member states because the u.s. and u.k. . started the voting in the beginning in the second time and then the third time so it seems like. yemenis or any kind of advocacy trying to end the war and using international mechanism you have to fight two hundred percent in order to get not just ten percent and that's with making you know the true long of the war and the poor long of the suffering and people reading lost hope and that's a pattern actually that happens in many conflicts around the world the un's problems several significant reports on conflicts a recent one for example recommended top military figures in myanmar be investigated for the genocide in the rack and state and in the war in syria the
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acid government has been accused of using chemical weapons on a number of occasions south sudanese government forces and its allies were accused of potential war crimes for a campaign of rape and killing that targeted civilians in opposition held villages and one of the most controversial you and reports was by judge richard goldstone covering israel's attack on gaza in two thousand and eight report accuse both hamas and israel of war crimes and deliberately targeting civilians well bill human rights watch and are due again as they should also have a very detailed reports from around the world but it seems that each time you guys come up with such a report the response from the various government is either that they're protecting their national interest or outright accusing such organizations of wanting to create chaos in the country of lying's and in some cause case even that you
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workers are spies in between brackets that must be make it very difficult for you it is difficult and i should say if it's difficult for us who have the relative luxury of being an international human rights organization think of how much more difficult and dangerous it is for human rights organizations on the ground in yemen . who go and do this work day in day out they try to be impartial and independent very great risk to themselves and they have to do that their job is absolutely crucial because. other other organizations amnesty international human rights watch it's very difficult for us to get into yemen to get on the ground this is one reason why countries around the world have gone to support an extension of the mandate of the united nations inquiry it's independent it's a political it looks at violations by both sides it's absolutely true that the who is the side has also committed very serious violations but despite all of the
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frustrations i should say there have been some positive steps and i'm talking about weapons supplies from other countries germany. norway have cut off weapon supplies to the coalition other countries like sweden and belgium have limited them or only licensing them on a case by case basis that's even further evidence to show that the united kingdom's in the united states continuing enthusiastic supply of weapons to military partners who have shown again and again that they're going to use those weapons and kill civilians irresponsibly and then not investigate there's no excuse for that continued weapon supply and it has to stop well i guess that's the core of the issue here how to rb trade between the national interest of a country in this case for example selling weapons and a reality underground now but let me put that question for you this saudi have been
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a very good let's say at could surely the message coming out of yemen ever is this war started they know exactly who goes in and who comes out of the country and they make it extremely difficult for journalists and n.g.o.s so how much do we actually really know about what happens there and the extent of the abuses that happens probably that happened probably on a daily basis on this of it. i mean i would quite quite disagree actually the messaging that has been coming out of yemen really doesn't help the saudis. for many reasons i think first of all that the saudis haven't been able to convince the public if you'd like to say i wouldn't said i got an international level but special specially public opinion here at the u.k. or at the united states where actually they are who supply those those weapons that
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actually they are doing a good job in a good job in yemen but i think quite quite quite the opposite who sees have been able to hide behind this fact and actually the also the fact that the saudi arabia hasn't don't have a good record in promoting human rights principles and democracy in in in general but that actually did help the who he is to hide behind that fact and commit more atrocities inside yemen and other than that also it was able enable them actually to hide the cause of the conflict which is the coup that started in september two thousand and two thousand and fourteen today i think hardly anyone mention mention that that coup or actually what would happen to the to the to the yemeni people the the the international mccann isms again i think sometimes they are necessary or sometimes it is important to put pressure as we saw with the coalition for example
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finally admitting to this specific specific incident but there is also a lot of a lot of a lot of limitations i mean international investigations or committees formed to in during the times before don't have actually a good record around around around the war they are only good when if you'd like to say after the conflict is over after the the warring parties come maybe to the to the table and finalize a finalize a deal but during the the conflict saudi arabia if you didn't buy weapons from. the united kingdom it would go to the united states and if even the united states stopped it could go to other places russia is willing to sell as much as well weapons if not more to the to the to the to the saudis and imagine like if three years and you're only able to convince germany and belgium and sweden to stop weapons how many years you'd like to come and how many years you you would want actually to stop the arms flow going to the who's these are actually get their weapons from iran and the and the russians and they're really not really committed
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to international international norms so i think all of this is put in stake here for the united states is that actually. if it doesn't support what it considers one of its most important allies in the region that would directly benefit the iranians at this this is the thinking of some of the policy makers in d.c. and when you reflect that at the security council it does create a security council a council that is very much divided about the situation in iran i'm just wondering why i don't think i'm sorry to jump in we were talking earlier about conflicts elsewhere i mean i read a few here. there is a pattern yes there are investigations yes people or institutions or governments are found guilty but we haven't really seen anyone who's actually facing justice. or maybe some in africa would argue actually the
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international criminal court is only there for them what what mechanism can we have i mean for example. at the moment no one is being held accountable or not is being held accountable yes but no one is facing justice for anything i think that's that's that's something i mean there is no such of limitations but actually a lot of the a lot of international law is also alike it's accumulation of practice. whether you like it or not the states do learn from each other so when people don't see that actually there has been accountability held in one part of the world that does have its effect on other and other parts of fragile want to bring into this conversation and briefly. this idea of holding. people or entities accountable i mean i think some would feel quite comfortable even if there's a damning report that comes out they know that it's an up and out cry it will come
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and will go and nothing will happen isn't that a bit one of the biggest issues here i'm very proud this a mistake when it comes to bringing justice and you know certain individuals or groups or of governments accountable to the crimes and atrocities committed in yemen but the question now is were ok what is the alternative it is to. do diplomacy in finding any sort of peace process and again as i said and the beginning of the program we need to include american and british diplomacy directly involved in creating peace process and yemen and not just leave it to the u.n. special envoy i really appreciate his efforts and the way he's trying to be
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inclusive and comprehensive to the different dynamics of the conflict in yemen but we need to feast on the big elephant in the room. and that is there are super powers that are responsible for the tragedy and yes men and they have to come and fix it so i think really and there are around the world and in many conflicts people will also blame it on. other superpowers depending where you are but bill at the end of the day your job is very important in at least a document's or what's going on usually conflicts end up with peace talks and most of this these horrors just get brushed under the table is that a huge issue why at the end of the day you never have a real and two conflicts in this and the keep on simmering because there is no accountability there is no reconciliation after that it makes it very difficult to face the future. yes absolutely i mean unfortunately real truth and
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reconciliation and accountability after conflict is often the exception rather than the rule if we don't however continue to do investigations as the conflict is raging even if there is no justice at the moment there will never be a possibility of justice in the future and if we're talking about criminal justice it can take a long time it will not reach most perpetrators but we have seen examples of course where very high level perpetrators have been put on trial and where human rights organizations have played a role in that it can take you know five ten fifteen years after the fact but human rights watch for example has been involved in the trials of milosevic and is sent. and you know if it wasn't for the documentation of us and local organizations we would never have got there i mean what we have got to see. is is and and what we have to see is increased pressure from the populations of countries like the united
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states and the u.k. against these continued weapon sales that are happening in their name and we are actually seeing a bit of movement on that issue in the united states congressional resolutions against arms sales to saudi arabia haven't succeeded but they have gained more support than we have seen for restrictions on weapon sales to many other countries we're not there yet but this is not the time to give up we have to keep the pressure on well certainly put it people living in those conflict zones as a certain degree of frustration because they'd like to see these investigations taken further but we have reached the end of our show so thanks to all our guests bill as veiled but. not so and thank you too for watching you can see the program again any time by visiting our website dot com and we'll for a discussion go to our facebook page that facebook dot com forward slash a.j. inside story you can also join the conversation on. our handle is at a.j.
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incest stories from the hood of the family and the whole team here in the uk by for now. and instantly shifting news cycle they receive in change in america tweet the listening post take sports and questions the while to me to be double will be of the details the kind that cannot be conveyed in two hundred eighty characters or fewer exposing how the press operates it in their language as their culture it's their context and why certain stories take precedence while others are ignored we
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can have a better understanding of how news is created we're going to have a better understanding of what the news is than listening post on al-jazeera new yorkers are very receptive to al-jazeera because it is such an international city they are very interested in that global perspective that al-jazeera provides. hello adrian filling in here in doha the top stories on al-jazeera a state of emergency has been declared by the u.s. backed government in libya after five days of fighting in the capital tripoli at least forty one people have been killed in the violence more than one hundred others injured several groups are battling for territory near the city's only functioning airport forces backed by the government of national accord have lost several strategic locations to a breakaway faction cloudier because amy is a senior libya analyst at the international crisis group she says the ongoing
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violence is the product of growing anger against the tripoli based on groups first of all the armed groups that have been mobilizing towards tripoli this past week armed groups from neighboring cities in the tripoli outskirts one thing that has been building up over the past few months is this resentment by the communities outside tripoli so the main cities in this case are mr. resentment from these communities and their armed groups for their absence from the capital and they say that the i'm groups in the capital which are tripoli based armed groups commanded by people who are from tripoli that these groups and their leader is actually control the state and the greater accusation that has been made is that these armed groups are tapping into the state resources and actually calling the shots of what the internationally recognized governments do does so these i'm
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groups from outside tripoli want to move into the capital they say to get rid of these tripoli armed groups that are dictating the agenda in the capital and on the government they say to end this predation that they are carrying out of the state resources and said create a restart of the political roadmap. at least eight saudi arabian soldiers have been killed in fighting with yemen's who three rebels that's according to saudi news agencies the kingdom's military says that it for the attack along its southern border videos from saudi media show captured who the fighters including what they say is a high ranking command in russia that in more protest against increases to the age at which people can get a state pension the communist party organized rallies across the country the government wants to push up the retirement age from sixty to sixty five for men and from fifty five to sixty for women nearly four months after iraq's election eleven
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political groups of come together to form the largest bloc in parliament it includes groups loyal to shiite cleric matata al sabah and prime minister body not a hashmi is director of middle east studies at the university of denver he says the coalition gives him reason to be optimistic this is a coalition government that is the most inclusive and i would say representative iraqi government since the two thousand and three american invasion it includes both iraqis shia sunni and members of various religious minorities and what's positive about that development is it marks a transition from previous iraqi governments that were very sectarian based hundreds of people have protested outside the offices of the united nations agency for palestinian refugees in jordan that demanding the u.s. reverse its decision to withdraw funding from the agency run schools hospitals and
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social services for more than five million palestinian refugees across the middle east israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu has welcomed the u.s. announcement. and also believe. the u.s. has done a very important thing by halting the financing for the refugee agency known as an ra it's finally beginning to resolve the problem the funds must be taken and used to genuinely help rehabilitate the refugees the true number of which is much smaller than the number reported by iraq this is a welcome change. to antigovernment protests in nicaragua where they were wounded by unidentified gunmen in the capital managua there's been a flare up in the fighting between pro and anti-government side since saturday that followed president don it will take us decision to expel a u.n. human rights mission from the country and those are the headlines the news continues here on al-jazeera after al-jazeera world shepherds of the jordan valley next.
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to green with valleys stretching from mozambique in south east africa to celia in the middle east. the lowest point of the great rift valley is here in the jordan valley. home to the world's oldest city jericho established
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over ten thousand years ago. farmers and shepherds have worked on this land for thousands of years. in more recent times israel's continued occupation of the west bank since one thousand nine hundred sixty seven is threatening the existence of the people of this region. israel mistreats palestinian development through the use of military orders which often means destruction of property and livelihoods it's also encouraged the spread of settlements across the occupied west bank regarded illegal under international law for over five decades. this is the story of palestinians clinging to their right to live on and cultivate the man that they have inhabited for centuries . this is the story of the last shepherds of the jordan valley.
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area because i. did lament and such governments so are a right you see here yeah. let the demo i'll have you be. a minister said the. woman it is our city in baghdad with the little body and. our kind of talk about it that we got i'm glad we're going to be out a month ago no more opinions that were you what he. was that i badly got that it is but the law. that got him into going to said you know you got my little ma come out it's got to you. but i meant no matter the. thought over. you know how qualified you got up to the top of that to say i thought that i was
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getting a little quota going to. one side of pentagon and say you fought all. the battles and that it just goes to how your budget will be. i tend to do that say yes it had to be you think. about that so yes it's wrong for had to be within the senate i would say i mean you said i was just being. we in that quote. little of his second. play in that pool and mouth that looks like. that of just the how about that indicted out of and out of the and now we all three said that we're thugs bad it that that's at the heart of the things that on his assistant. they easily had to move. what kind of woman though i had to be at it with sobs little. who filled the room that was left out of that i am an authority on the saturday to
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my year you could blow my you my credit was still apply a local to my. sixty nine year old up a thought that it is the patriarch of an arch family. he's been campaigning to defend the rights of shepherds and farmers in the jordan valley for over three decades. for him his continued existence on the nine is a form of resistance. a lot. of that will come to that. i love you. to gets in the bed when homestead and had to. in twenty nothing sitting for bundy was a volunteer with the jordan valley solidarity campaign and network of grassroots
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community groups seeking to protect palestinian farming communities in the valley. and. fear for. my home. just a few hundred meters from a sucker's home is the illegal israeli settlement of broadway. it was built on land confiscated from at had. after the construction of or away in the late one nine hundred seventy s. israel declared. a military zone this effectively prohibited palestinians in the
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area from building or even repairing structures on their own property the settlements became home to some one hundred sixty five israelis who created a fish breeding business asian laborers made up the work force and. the jordan valley has the potential to be the breadbasket of any future palestinian state bigger settlements further threaten the living conditions of palestinian communities in the jordan valley limiting their access to water their opportunities for economic growth and pushing the palestinians of the area further into poverty. the delegates to the city have a good month to cut a lot of a lot of tall talk about a dead man may yet you can yell at the y. .
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yes. and i mean politically that would be doing a walk see what a saturday yeah he had me at mission but i wait till i want to miss that would be anyway and then my legend yeah my year the for that to be you back in the welcome but among the cars that i am i would be among the catalog a lot of words have a while but then men have ten men up i'm having me yeah and i now when i am going to school and that would have been going to solve well i'm going to look to solve the left little theory of that all idea to talk to the money i'm sure i want to shrink you know and she didn't want you to think we all thought. well you know that a couple of me ten minutes and i will struggle i don't know. why.


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