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it's. against arab cafes markets buses and trains. with the cycle of violence in palestine growing. the british decided to act. at james's palace the conference is hoping to arrive at the solution of the out of jewish problem fellas. after a conference in london last attended by both arabs and jews the british government produced a white paper setting a limit on jewish immigration to palestine for the next five years to bring peace to an so beyond that it would be left to the arab majority to decide to the jews this was complete betrayal soon the british would feel that
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anger. on the twenty sixth the vulgarest one nine hundred thirty nine. and started its own war against the british killing two offices in a bomb attack. six days later the whole world has descended into war. the era gone immediately called off its campaign. so as not to hinder britain's fight against what they called the junos greatest enemy in the world. german nazi is. but within a splinter group now emerged led by a man determined to fight on. of
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a hamster thought that britain was a greater enemy of the jews than darth suit germany and he wanted to continue to fight the british during the second world war. you know order to expel them. in july nine hundred forty stern created a new militant breakaway from iran going to call there he or fighters for the freedom of israel. to the british it was simply the stern gang. the fate of falcon bernadotte would be determined by these men. they wanted the british out of the middle east the germans wanted the british out of the middle east so decided to make common cause with the nazis tried to make contact with them
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in istanbul the nazis weren't interested nothing came of it. it was a mixture of stupidity and fanaticism they thought that they should join the enemy of england in order to obtain help for the girls in palestine which was just stupid they were very brave and very stupid people. in february one thousand nine hundred forty two during his arrest in tel aviv by the british. after him stand was shot dead. on the sixth the november one thousand nine hundred forty four left he commanded now by gets near struck back in an unexpected place. cairo.
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two assassins killed more and more in the british minister a resident in the middle east outside his home. it's hard for me. was a terrorist and not just he but the other members. the stern gang defined themselves as terrorists and wrote that terrorism is a perfectly legitimate means for expelling the foreign occupier from the land of israel. after the end of world war two in one thousand nine hundred forty five as jewish organizations were honoring bernadotte for his work with the white buses. many of the holocaust survivors trying to enter palestine found their way barred.
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britain had refused to raise immigration limits set before the war. to the jews the betrayal now seemed even greater. having won one ball britain found itself fighting and. this time against jewish militant groups. what developed was the kind of competition. the less say was the most extreme the dog become wards of the many other door. at the high god now
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became more extreme with other beatrice able to go and so the whole process became more claim. violence and death ride the ancient streets of jerusalem. terrorism here as in john fund tel aviv has been the chief outward sign of a critical situation. palestine continues to present one of the most obstinate problems of today. responding with a draconian counterinsurgency campaign the british arrested. imposing the death penalty on convicted insurgents. in response. under the command of another future israeli prime minister menachem
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begin bombed the king david hotel. the main base for the british administration in palestine. killing british arabs and jews alike. by october one thousand nine hundred forty seven jewish underground groups had killed one hundred twenty seven british servicemen. and. it had been inspected by his majesty's government feel enough so that in the absence of a settlement femurs family early. british forces of the british administration from. britain had washed its
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hands of a problem of its own making. the fate of palestine now lay with the united nations. nearly in november one thousand nine hundred forty seven the un general assembly adopted resolution one eight one recommending that palestine be partitioned into separate arab and jewish states. to the owners of the united nations the solution to recommend partition break while jubilation among the jewish community into rows along with the lobby. this was the first ever international recognition of the long hoped for jewish state. but the extremists saw no cause for celebration.
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they thought that the jews had the absolute try to the whole of palestine. and that the borders of the drew state shouldn't be defined by any foreign bodies like the united nations so they wanted greater israel as if that existed in biblical times. in april one thousand nine hundred forty eight going to forces began a military operation to take control of arab areas assigned to the jewish state under the partition plan. extremist militias joined the effort but soon they had overstepped the mark. that is the stern gang and you'll go in as the british call them participated in
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one famous atrocity which was of course called quest and massacre which occurred in the village of the area seen on the ninth of april one thousand nine hundred forty eight when about one hundred villagers were killed most of them civilians. and this time mandate is indeed britain is relieved of about sudan and cunningham takes leave of the troops are shown exemplary patience in a fantasy. ten weeks more required for completely with the departure of the last high commissioner of palestine the british mandate was a. deed of that same day in tel aviv david ben-gurion declared be establishment of the state of israel. the
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celebration would be short lived. within hours the egyptian air force would bomb the capital of the newly formed state. at the same time the armies of egypt jordan syria and iraq crossed the borders into palestine. for as the maintenance of modern security and just as an urgent question which can fight in new york the united nations faced a major challenge to its power and prestige. the first arab israeli going. on the twentieth of may nineteenth forty eight the united nations named its first mediator in palestine. the man who would take on the task was
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count fulker bernadotte hero the white bustles. he was from the noble family he was a relative of the king and it's thought he could deal very good with people meeting and making compromises. things like that. at the end of may nine hundred forty eight bernadotte left paris for the middle east. seen off by his american born wife a stele. in a pointed to echo of the white buses campaign bernadotte had his specially chartered plane painted white with the un and red cross markings. into the fire account but it is cut by united nations that last hope it it was
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a record every time they did it rated him above suspicion of advantages of living in tel aviv is best up to his first task was to bring about a cease fire. which needed that he went to the different capitals in kind of shuttle diplomacy. which he really invented because everybody was very impressed about his energy here that the tempo we used when he was traveling around and there you can see he made all possible efforts to bring this ceasefire about. after only ten days in the middle east bernadotte scored his first success. on the ninth of june here mounts to a four week truce. if it had been food federal politicians doing all the tricks i'm not sure he would have succeeded better because. they were
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surprised by this total openness he never had this diplomatic roundabouts all the time and many people say that that was clear advantage. by the end of june after weeks of diplomacy bernadotte was finally able to unveil a new plan for peace in palestine. bernadotte was a realist and he did not want to abandon the un partition plan but he wanted to modify it to fit in with a new reality on the ground. and if you look at the map of the un partition plan it doesn't make much sense it's three jewish enclaves with dissing points and then there is the arab state which is also fragmented
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so basically what you wanted to do is to give the jews the whole of the galilee in the north and the coastal plain but to deprive them of the negative and to give the negative to the arab state that there was not to be an independent palestinian state by this time the arab part of palestine was to be incorporated with france jordan. despite there being no independent state allocated to the palestinians bernadotte proposals did include one key provision for them. the right of return for refugees expelled by force from their homes in israeli controlled areas. better than a dog as number four how can i bear no doubt proposed the right of return and he
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managed open a u.n. resolution that this is a humanitarian right that can't be ignored with no limits or numbers the complete and immediate right to return. and bernadotte planning included one more provision which would outrage the israelis. in his first peace plan which i think was his biggest mistake he said that jerusalem would be inside the arab state because there was no possibility whatsoever to have that use agreed to something like that. under bernadotte supplanting judaism's most holy place would come under the control of the arabs. jewish militants decided they must fight on in defense of jerusalem.
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a vase killing twenty five people iran's military says the attackers were trained by two gulf countries with ties to the u.s. and israel. in the u.s. the stage is set for a dramatic confrontation between a supreme court nominee and the woman who's accused him of sexual assault both are expected to testify before the senate judiciary committee on thursday christine ford says brett kavanaugh assaulted her at a party in one thousand nine hundred two he denies the allegations the trumpet ministration is continuing to offer strong support for cavanagh. the u.k.'s main opposition party is warning it will call for a general election if the government brags that deal falls short labor's leader jeremy corbyn says he'll challenge the prime minister in any deal made with the european union britain is due to leave the e.u. in march. we will challenge this government on whatever deal it brings back
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on our six tests on jobs on living standards on environmental protection and protection of those jobs and the ability of an incoming labor government to infest and intervene in an economy to bring about decent wages jobs and full employment. and if this government can't deliver then i simply say to theresa may the best way to settle this is by having a general election. voting has just begun in molde the presidential election incumbent president abdoulaye i mean has been in office since two thousand and thirteen but he's been accused of silencing opposition voices saturday the campaign office of the main opposition candidate was raided by police rescuers in tanzania have found a survivor inside a ferry which capsized two days ago the man was trapped in an air pocket making him
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one of only forty one people who survived at least two hundred nine others drowned when the ferry tipped over in lake victoria. it's now time for killing the count stay with us here and i'll just hear a. the greek island of rhodes. a world heritage site today it's one of the most popular tourist destinations in europe. rose's hotel is one of the oldest on the island.
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in the summer of one nine hundred forty eight count foca bernadotte the un's first mediator for palestine a chosen the island as his headquarters. for the arrival of his american born wife estelle and their two sons fold and bed till ease the tension as bernadotte waited for the official response to his proposals to end the war that had broken out in palestine. after two weeks relaxing with his family. bernadotte set out on another round of shuttle diplomacy. with warning one day with the red cross you were for me is that there's a put this all and i put it all but i was allowed to travel with you in what i did they friends go. to jerusalem. but i was told to stay the course.
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but adults had come to jerusalem to meet the israeli foreign minister moshe ret. israel's response to burne adults plan was total rejection. i think they saw him as an enemy of the jewish state he was going to reduce by large measure the size of the state the jews were to have so they regarded him as pro arab basically and he was in some ways a an agent of the british government who are regarded rightly or wrongly by the israelis as anti zionist. after the failure of bernadotte spurs plan and with a full week troops coming to its end. fighting broke out again palestine.
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three days later bernadotte accompanied by his wife estelle flew into la guardia airport in new york. but he wanted to impress on the security council's the urgent need for firm and decisive action the first. action. that united nations and that pakistani. that was set up. in the second. and. that.
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would have been that it's a big thing. played. back in the middle east and with a second fragile truce in place bernadotte began a new round of negotiations. but securing that peace seemed impossible. like an inch and a share and that part of the didn't have anything definite convinced either the arabs or the israelis that he had real authority or proud of it so there was a lot of resistance from both sides to his reported look for the catawba. in mid august and exhausted bernadotte flew to sweden.
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he was to chair the international red cross conference and it was a chance to see his family. he took me out for a whole day we went to museum or winters or football and things like that and i remember afterwards to having my father for myself a whole day was a day and a fantastic thing to happen. once. before returning to the middle east he arranged to meet in paris three weeks later . for her birthday. it was a meeting he would never make. during the first two weeks of september one thousand nine hundred forty eight bernadotte
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spent what would prove to be the last days of his life in rhodes putting the final touches to a revised peace plan. completed on the sixteenth of september it contained a major concession to israel jerusalem. the city would no longer be under arab control it would be administered by the united nations. but this change had come to light. six days earlier in an apartment in tel aviv's ben yehuda street the commanders of leahy the stern gang had come together to seal the fate of falcon bernadotte. not ten year lemole voted against the assassination of the no door. doctor he
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said i have. voted for this us in the nation anything from the cost he's voted in favor of the assassination of the u.n. envoy. so it was two against one that's how the decision was made. on the seventeenth of september one thousand nine hundred forty eight at ten o'clock in the morning. count full could burn it off landed at kalandia airport just north of jerusalem. shortly after his three car convoy arrived at the mandelbaum dates.
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the crossing points into the west i'm jewish part of jerusalem. waiting at the gate was a liaison officer assigned to him by the israeli government. captain moshi. then thought the count noticed that mr hellman was armed with a pistol so he turned to him and said no no no no you have to get rid of that pistol give it to the other officers here you're under the protection of the un and when you're protected by the un there are no weapons. with no military escort no protection other than the u.n. flag. burning docks convoy and that jewish jerusalem. after a few hours spent visiting the former british governor's house they headed to the
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y.m.c.a. for the night. as they left andres servo a french colonel traveling with the u.n. convoy asked tilman to do him a favor. and i thought right away the liaison officer swapped seats in berne adults car and goes to sit in another car in the convoy care should be the move good lord daughter. and switches with colonel servo who asked for the chance to thank bernadotte for the red cross campaign that had saved his wife from a german concentration camp. so close wife had been liberated by one of the white fusses. his gratitude would cost him his life.
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heading towards the y.m.c.a. the three car convoy was suddenly halted. an army jeep pulled out from the side street to block the road. three men in israeli army fatigues sprang out of the jeep. they are they block the road and then two of the assassins come out steinberg and ben maché and puncture the tires of the vehicles in front. sharon before you know that he showed up and they don't know which car the counties in. and then suddenly the count opens the window of his car so he can see what's happening. to show you his the shots they are bad news they must be all sure then they identify him and joshua cohen goes to the car puts his schmeiser
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submachine gun in through the window and unloads on everyone sitting in the receipt of a shot forty. six bullets tore into burn a dog's left arm throat and chest. cohen kept firing pumping eighteen bullets into colonel sorrow. in a matter of seconds the assassins had made their escape. by five o'clock in the afternoon bernadotte lay dead in hospital alongside him colonel's. i heard it on the radio which was a bit deplorable in many ways the news had come first of all it was a swedish king and he baited with members of the family who would inform
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my mother and that debate carried on so much that the swedish radio assumed that the family had been told that we hadn't so therefore it came as a bit of a shock and i got up and went to my mother and said something's happened to my father and she said i felt that i had a feeling. she knew that he was there. the next day bernadotte body left israel on the same white plane that had carried him in search of news. it was on its way to paris where bernadotte had been due to present his second peace plan to a un meeting. and to meet his wife to celebrate her birthday. politicians and diplomats
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representing their countries of the un meeting in paris came to all the airports to pay their last respects. with the assassination of its mediator the u.n. had failed its first great test. that evening bernadotte body arrived in stockholm and was carried to the family home. why father lay in a room in our house. but my mother didn't think it a good idea and neither did i that i should go in and see him like that so i didn't have a saw. five
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days later swedes came on to the streets of stockholm to bid farewell to bernadotte . ninety year old king gustav arrived to mourn the death of his beloved nephew. scouts and red cross workers from the two organizations bernadotte chaired the coffin along its way to the northern cemetery. in israel prime minister david ben-gurion ordered an immediate hunt for the killers
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. but it soon became apparent that the hunt was not what it seems. moshe hilman the liaison officer traveling with bernadotte had recognized the driver of the jeep used by the assassins of the a lot of russia they are shy yeah and my dad went to macheda diane who was then the military commander of jerusalem and said to him listen i received a threatening letter that said hilman be careful why because he knew one of them at that he said he didn't want to mess anything up and diane said to him you know what let's leave things in secret for the time being we didn't hear we didn't see. with bernadotte death his plan also done right. but the legacy of his assassination had only just begun. israel covertly strengthened
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during the truce successfully launched a series of military operations to drive out the arab bombings. israel at the end of the forty eight war was interested in retaining its conquests and all the territory which it had in its hands which included of course all of galilee and a the negative we're going to have relinquished them in line with what the bernadotte had planned. i doubt it. in one thousand nine hundred forty nine a series of armistice agreement was signed in bernadotte former headquarters in roads between israel and a tire of the neighbors. but the solutions bernadotte had been seeking and had paid for with his life remained elusive. but if of course the jerusalem
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problem is still under resort that this day and ben adopt wanted the city to be part of the arab state or under international administration the proposal for the immediate return of fifty g.'s if that had happened relations between the zionists and palestinians would have been a better more able to find the common future for palestine the one for the thing. with israel victorious ben-gurion announced a general amnesty. bernadotte killers were freed to return to normal life in the new state of israel. yahshua cohen would head south to the newly occupied negative to a kibbutz called his day bucket. in years to come prime minister david ben-gurion would make this place his home. usual coin was one
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of the founders of this there were killed but says the book and was the closest member of the kibbutz to bingo real they were going to get there before the morning march in the evening march and they were talking in the were friendly and i thought to myself wow this was the guy when gloria wanted to fly anywhere he wanted to find him to crash in and now there are their friends. while bernadotte killer became a friend of the prime minister. one of the men who ordered the killing would eventually rise to that role of himself. being. the great but very humiliated when the rightwing switched to power for the first time in one nine hundred seventy seven. menachem begin the former leader became prime
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minister. yitzhak shamir the former lead he commander became speaker of the israeli parliament the knesset. i never give up rather. than begin to live then show me a target. for this is not really unusual. except that show me a will of the honest to goodness door with the rich begin with not. show me a war than. lead best lead. undergone operations. under sharia a palestinian uprising the first intifada provoked
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a brutal reaction. the. ops say f. those stop or these horses of the riots or for ink stalls or wounding people it's useless. in one thousand nine hundred ninety two israeli politics veered to chop the left. sacked rabin leader of the labor party came to power as prime minister. he quickly began to secure peace deals after decades of struggled with the arabs were. but right wing extremism was still alive in israel. and in november one thousand nine hundred ninety five while attending
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a peace rally in tel aviv these sooner or. gets hacked rabin like bernadotte paid the ultimate price for the pursuit of. he was killed by one of his own countrymen. a peace which had seemed within reach. it was once again snatched away. in sweden the memory of fall to bernadotte has faded. except in this place. the royal palace in stockholm. on the twenty fifth of february two thousand and twelve king called gustav of
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sweden announced that his newborn granddaughter would be called estelle. is there was a wife for them. and to me it's a clear rare demonstration that they want in some way to. do honor on battle and if this baby would have been and always i guess he would have made for a. second in line to the throne and princess estelle may one day be queen of sweden. her christening has rekindled public interest in by an adult's life story. but in this house in gothenburg there is one man for whom the count story has been
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a life's work. in one nine hundred fifty seven son a person was a member of a swedish un but tiny and guarding the armistice line between egypt and israel. this his first contact with the struggle in the middle east would shape the remainder of his life. colors. i asked the truth. son how i. tried to to scottish. cup girl. accept i. can't i'm. sorry i met. this script oh. and we had
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a couple. of people actors. all. fall back on us it's. ok. i have a. problem not just. that dissertation mediation and assassination was the start of a lifetime's work. on a person's books and articles have ensured that folk a bun adults place in history will not be forgotten. they were the inspiration for this film. i've.
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i've. for. hello again welcome back we're here across parts of the we are looking at some relatively quiet weather where we have seen some of the clouds is up here towards parts of turkey that is going to continue just to the north east of that area heavier showers there before on korea we do expect you to be clearing out twenty eight degrees but still quite warm as we make our way down towards aleppo beirut twenty nine degrees over the next few days that's expected to maybe go up one degree as we go towards monday but quite city a high temperature if you of about thirty nine degrees here across the gulf while the immunity is still a factor in the early morning as well as the late evening there but i thought thirty eight degrees for a high here on sunday and then as we go towards maybe monday forty degrees with abu dhabi seeing thirty eight more clouds along the coast here but muscat you'll be out
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of that with the time to fume about thirty two degrees and then very quickly i want to say down here towards africa we had some unsettled weather across parts of durban that's going to continue over the next few days clouds down here towards cape town we don't expect them to be too thick at times but maybe eighteen degrees is going to be forecast high and then on monday things clear out we expect to see about one thousand degrees there up torture harrisburg partly cloudy day for you and then over here towards medic aska we're looking quite nice with the temperature across the region about twenty seven degrees. in a new season al-jazeera correspondent returns with more personal stories. from around the world. brazilians are getting ready for elections but the main presidential contender is from the polls as he serves time in jail for corruption. from the u.s.
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and beyond and investigate the story beyond the headlines after a three year delay. will finally hold its parliamentary election. direction for the country. with a new two part series the big picture examines the legacy of mahmoud abbas and the effects of his demise. on al-jazeera new york. because it is such an international city they're very interested in. voting for a president in the mall be an election that seem to favor the incumbent and has the opposition crying foul.
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also coming up iran's president accuses the u.s. of trying to destabilize his country after an attack on a military parade that killed the revolutionary guards. struggling to survive as the war in yemen rages on many people are being forced to take extreme measures just to stay alive. the woman accusing a u.s. supreme court nominee of sexual assault agrees to testify before the senate. voting is underway in the maldives it is the country's third multi party presidential election and it's seen as a test for democracy there president abdullah yemeni is running for a second term but since taking office you mean has been accused of silencing dissent and consolidating power on saturday the opposition's campaign headquarters
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was raided by police who said they were investigating electoral fraud alec's the topless reports. it's famous as a holiday island's destination popular with newlyweds on their honeymoon but in the run up to the presidential election in the maldives on sunday there are allegations by the opposition of voter intimidation and security crackdowns we keep they are going to be here. but we take part in them believing that our support. that we will be able to overcome that. despite the alleged intimidation opposition challenger a pretty mohamed salah has been campaigning for votes. president of delegate mean is aiming for a second term he declared a fifteen day state of emergency earlier this year provoking concerns the country is sliding towards authoritarianism i would like to call it an undemocratic dictatorship now the current regime president whatever you are doing of course
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it is like kind of authoritarian thing. but then what are you doing doing you know . like he is changing that amending the constitution. has. given his blood to the economy using cheap chinese loans for large infrastructure projects such as the chinese maltese friendship bridge opened last month after four years of construction. the apparent reliance on large chinese loans has raised concerns about china's increasing influence as the chinese buy with india for a say in the strategically situated indian ocean archipelago. topless. or denied mohammed is a journalist for the maldives independent an online news website there he joins us via skype from the maldives cap top thanks very much for being with us so a lot of concern being expressed then about these elections and how they're being
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conducted from where you are are these concerns justified. junaid muhammed i'm not sure if you can hear me ok this is has i'm in doha can you hear me ok. ok it doesn't look like it apologies for that we'll try to fix that and move on for now iran's president says the u.s. is trying to create instability in his country his comments come a day after an attack on a military parade left twenty five people dead has and ani was speaking before leaving for the united nations general assembly in new york u. cuse u.s. backed gulf arab states providing financial and military support for anti government ethnic groups earlier his government summoned envoys from the u.k. netherlands and denmark accusing those countries of harboring opposition groups
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harney has warned that the u.s. will regret its aggressiveness trita parsi is a professor at georgetown university in washington he says there may be some truth to iran's accusations that the us saudi arabia and the u.a.e. were involved in saturday's attack. the fact that they some of the europeans is also not particular surprise is ing since some of these separates pistorius ations are essentially headquartered in europe many of them being in london particularly this. separatist organization has been ducking activities and making land for quite some time i'm so that in of itself is not surprising nor is it surprising that the iranians would be blaming or hinting at blame at the united states saudi arabia and the u.a.e. what is perhaps a little bit different this time around is that there are circumstantial evidence that makes it much more difficult to dismiss the iraq mean accusations out of hand but i mean you have a scenario in which the secretary of the national security advisor of the trumpet
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mr bolton wrote a memo that was released back in august two thousand and seventeen in which he specifically argued that the united states should be providing assistance to this specific movement and who is a stand by the previous arabs you also have a scenario in which. from saudi arabia the crown prince did it say last year that he's going to take the fight into iran and you had an adviser to the u.a.e. crown prince saying that this was not a terrorist attack this is stated policy and that we will see more of this when statements of this kind are be made it's much more difficult to say that the iran is or just automatically by reflex pointing their finger at the united states and some of its allies is in the region there seems to be some indications that their disability and some of these accusations. the u.n. humanitarian chief says yemen is approaching a tipping point as famine looms all over the country three quarters of yemenis that's twenty two million people are in need of some kind of humanitarian
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assistance or protection eighteen million yemenis including many children don't know where their next meal will come from eight million people are turned severely food insecure that means that they depend on food assistance to survive and the u.n. is expecting another three and a half million will soon fall into that category. many yemenis who fled the war have found themselves in djibouti andrew simmons is live for us from one of the camps the refugees now call home he reports now with more on this. they're hungry like millions of fellow yemenis they've left behind these men have just arrived in old book huddled together in some shade having being smuggled out of yemen for two hundred dollars each. it was a life and it's a war we don't want to be part of says this man explaining that he and the others
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fear they'd be conscripted to join who three rebel forces. this is where they'll end up with families who may have refuge but little else this man has fresh drinking water but can't afford to buy food so his family has to get by solely on emergency aid learned to get lots all outlets but there was a lot that we don't receive anything but enough to survive from the u.n. we don't have the instruction needed for our children the elderly even us it's a grim existence here in the sweltering heat of such a dry arid an infertile place the natural focus though of aid agencies is across the water in yemen where by the day the situation for the people is getting more and more critical. in remote yemeni village they continue to pick leaves from trees is their only means of survival these two
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brothers know that cooking and eating the leaves will lead to sickness but it provides more mail a day for their extended family and it's a choice between malnutrition or eating lovely. you know not enough of the children are suffering from constant diarrhea translates and fever we don't know how and where we can treat them we get no help no one there is no relief organization in our area when we go asking for help we get nothing. some of the children and babies from the village of as lyman had to province have ended up here in this medical clinic. you can see what aid agencies warn is a crisis for the young weak and hungry that's growing bigger. well. the war in the famine has caused a spike in the number of those who eat the vine leaves which is leading to an increase of malnutrition cases the vine leaves a highly acidic substance that reduces absorption in the intestines and the stomach
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this is a very dangerous condition. less than a week ago when i was there are reported on the clinics work this little girl is a fish shoaib ahmed was waiting for treatment she has since died but the medical staff are fighting against one of the consequences of. the losses are higher now than ever before andrew symonds al-jazeera opal in jeep and. now in the us the stage is set for a dramatic showdown between a supreme court nominee and the woman who's accused him of sexual assault both are expected to testify before the senate judiciary committee on thursday christine blassie ford says brett kavanaugh assaulted her at a party in one thousand nine hundred two when they were high school students he denies the allegation the trump administration is continuing to offer strong support for kavanagh but honestly the way some democrats have conducted themselves during this process is
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a disgrace the president are confident that senate republicans will manage this confirmation properly with the ut most respect for all concerned and i believe that george brett kavanaugh will soon be just as brett kavanaugh and take his seat. in the united states. or john hendren has more now from washington. it was a nail biter of an end to a congressional game of chicken on thursday the woman who initially came out anonymously to accuse brett kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her thirty six years ago will speak under the full glare of a congressional committee the senate judiciary committee there was an agreement on saturday that the two sides will come together on sunday they are meeting again to hash out some details but it appears that it will happen on thursday now she had wanted this is christine blazin forward she had wanted this to happen on
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thursday she got back but she also one of the questions to be asked by the senators themselves and she wanted to speak after brett kavanaugh the u.s. supreme court nominee the committee one of this to happen on wednesday they conceded that point the one of the questions to be asked by a staff counsel that is a woman because all of the republicans on that committee are men and they want to cavanaugh to go second those may be among the details to be hashed out on sunday but meanwhile there was something of an embarrassment for the republicans on that committee and that is that a young man who had been a spokesman for the republicans on the committee has resigned and that was after it was discovered that he had been fired from a previous job because of a sexual assault sexual harassment allegation of his own so as we go forward mitch mcconnell the senate leader on the republican side has said that kavanagh will be confirmed mike pence said he also believes the vice president of the united states that kavanagh will be confirmed so this.


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