Skip to main content

tv   NEWS LIVE - 30  Al Jazeera  January 21, 2019 3:00am-3:34am +03

3:00 am
twenty twenty which are scheduled for that year that he would not run again hoping that my. remove sort of the impetus for these current protests i doubt that would satisfy the protesters however and of course not even certain he would make such a move but that would be one possibility short of that i'm not sure i see him standing down unless the security services start to develop schisms some of which are opposing him i'm just looking at the pictures of the people on the streets now as we're talking to you and. it is interesting to see this level of you know they so energized about this and i wonder do you think that we talked about the longevity do you think it will go on or is this the type of thing that would potentially sort of peter out. this one sounds like it's going to continue it seems a little more like the eighty five thousand nine hundred sixty four situations
3:01 am
which ultimately did result in a change of government than any of those that have happened since one nine hundred eighty nine cents a share has been in power which did peter out over the course of several weeks this one does seem to be different on the other hand the security forces do seem to still be pretty solid behind president musharraf and is this a conflict to which or a disagreement if you can call it that which the international community would be forgive this phrase interested in or is this one they would almost leave to the sudanese to sort out themselves. well they're certainly interested in what's going on at the same time i'm struck by how relatively quiet the international community has been particularly the arab country is but the troika for example the united states norway a great britain and canada as sort of a subsidiary part of that group did issue
3:02 am
a statement earlier this month that was relatively critical of the government but didn't go real far and called on the government to release people who had better arrested to do to engage in political reform but didn't certainly did not call for the government step down and i think the international community is not terribly anxious to step in the middle of this at the moment the best option it's always interesting talking to you thank you for your time and for your perspective. now straight shellfire in libya has killed a news cameraman who worked for al-jazeera and other leading media organizations thirty five year old mohamed bin khalifa died on saturday while on assignment with a libyan militia fighting between rival militias in that he has killed and injured hundreds of protesters in greece have converged on athens to demonstrate against the name change deal with macedonia what started peacefully in the capital was
3:03 am
ended by riot police greek m.p.'s need to ratify the deal for its northern neighbor to change its name to north macedonia but many great suppose that because macedonia is also the ancient name of one of greece's largest regions prime minister alexis the press now really survived two votes of confidence and plans to bring his contentious deal to a parliamentary vote in the next week john psaropoulos in athens. the protests last about four hours before being finally broken up by very large amounts of tear gas fired by police who were barricaded inside the parliament compound a small cohort of the protesters who had turned violent attempted to scale the steps leading up to the parliament building probably with a view to getting into the building they were met by volleys of tear gas canisters but that also affected the vast majority of the demonstrators on the square who were peaceful many of them elderly and many of them who had come with their small
3:04 am
children those people were also driven back the point that the peaceful protest was trying to make here today to the government was we do not agree with parliament making its own decision on ratifying the name change deal with former yugoslav macedonia we want this put to the people in a poll released today suggests that two thirds of greeks would be in favor of that and i think that that is also the proportion of greeks who would vote against the ratification of the deal but the government has said that it will it has now tabled this agreement in parliament and will pass it by the end of the week by its very slender majority of one vote that majority arose from a vote of confidence last week which the government survives with one hundred fifty one m.p.'s in parliament supporting it that is a three hundred seat chamber so they've got fifty percent plus one vote it is enough to ratify the deal but many greeks feel that it is a political sleight of hand it's what's coming up here on this news hour
3:05 am
a worsening shortage of fuel in gas and we will look at the impact that it is having. also why thousands of traditional medicine stores in taiwan are closing and sport another topsy tumbles of the strain open farrow will be here with those details. let's actually look at that garza story now hospital patients there risk being sent home because of a worsening shortage of fuel the facilities rely on diesel generators because of cutbacks from gaza's only power station but now both can't get fuel to keep the lights switched on and israel is refusing to allow the delivery of five million dollars in cash from qatar to buy fuel supplies charles stratford reports now from gaza. refer to sort of the has suffered kidney problems all his life the ten year
3:06 am
old needs dialysis treatment four times a week. but fuel to power hospital generates is he's fast running out his father says he has applied many times to have refined treated in israel but they have always refused. i am really concerned because my son relies on this treatment if that is unique to these machines that keep my son alive we stop and that scares me the. ministry of health says at least five hospitals where hundreds of patients need vital lifesaving treatment for various illnesses including cancer or face closure and listen few will be supplied soon. fuel shortages throughout israel's wild untamed. and sea blockade but the ministry of health is saying the situation of hospitals like this one with respect to the amount of fuel they have for their generators has reached a critical point and there are numerous reasons why the palestinian authority led
3:07 am
by president mahmoud abbas based in new york applied way spank has restricted goals electricity supply for years to put pressure on hamas. reconciliation efforts between hamas and fatah which dominates the palestinian authority have failed to heal the rift which is lost more than a decade the israeli government is also being blamed it blocked the third installment of fifteen million dollars from concert of the rockets were fired from the besieged palestinian territory earlier this month the country cash is needed to play thousands of hamas employees and to buy fuel for gaza's only power station but many israelis objected to the government allowing any money into gaza hamas with an election jew in a pool it seems prime minister binyamin netanyahu at first balance of the pressure but now says the transfer of the casa money will be allowed. hamas denies
3:08 am
accusations of exaggerating the fuel crisis so its employees get paid. gaza's ministry of health says money from international donors to buy generator fuel has all but dried up. we have for the last two weeks in a very complicated situation it is very serious and this has become a critical humanitarian issue for thousands of patients and hospitals across gaza. too and thousands of palestinian patients like his son know the difficulties of getting life saving medical treatment under the siege will go on trial strafford al jazeera gaza israel's missile defense system is reported to have shot down a rocket fired from syria israeli commanders say the missile was fired from the northern part of the occupied golan heights all of this followed reports that syrian government forces had prevented an israeli air strike which targeted an airport in damascus. with us in the studio in kabul on director of policy analysis
3:09 am
at the doha institute for graduate studies and it's nice to have you with us as always more i would think it's worth actually explain to our viewers how israel fits into the syria picture because we know all about the other major players turkey iran even if you want to include hezbollah is how does israel fit in and why is it if this report is true attacking an airport in damascus. there was an agreement between russia and. on how is it i could actually protect its own security since the russian intervention in syria in two thousand and fifteen. according to that agreement the russians would allow the air force to target iranian and has been law targets inside syria when the ball is serious threat to its security. but the are not allowed to to strike against targets that belong to the syrian regime. there isn't for that is the russians
3:10 am
actually would want a certain. occasions to put pressure on the iranians to make them fall in line with their policy in syria but sometimes there is an ease. a little bit far as would allow them such as for example the incident which took place. a few months ago in fact in september fifteenth when. biplane was actually caught in the middle of. between is the east and the syrians right so that the accused is that he's actually off using. the russian actually spy plane as a shield in order to avoid that's right in order to avoid. it's coming from the defense of the syrian of the syrian government so that was a very important turning point in the relationship. when the two sides since that
3:11 am
time i decided that they were not allowed that is that i used to to have a free hand in syria so this is why the decided to provide the syrian regime with three hundred in order to control or to put some control on the israeli movement so it says that time there is that it is there are actually striking at targets inside syria from lebanese airspace because it's becoming more difficult for them actually to to fly over syria because of this three hundred k. thing for me in that answer you said. when the israelis were threatened or when they would be under the most or is that the situation now now that the syrian war has come to an end but it's very much a different conflict than it was when that deal was was struck with russia really what sort of threat is israel under does it justify what we've seen with this back and forth today in fact in the recent weeks actually especially after the announcement by the united states that they are withdrawing from syria that she
3:12 am
added the pressure was on. because before that they were like more relaxed the americans are inside syria they are going to help them somehow preventing the iranians from having the sort of the land could a daughter between iran iraq and syria into lebanon but that americans now are leaving so this is why the not kissing and decent weeks and that there is about you these are actually increasing their activities inside syria and they're out of mainly talk to the airport because they believe the airport is actually transporting more of the equipment the iranians are actually providing has been law with through syria so is going forward israel the israel syria conflict a few light one we need to keep an eye on because as you say we focus a lot on what's happening in the northern parts of syria the u.s. leaving is clearly very important is the potential for more conflict between his guests i guess is going to be in that direction why because that would throw out of the americans would actually increase the tension between there is that it is and
3:13 am
they are on humans they will take things in their own hands from now on because they believe that they cannot rely on. any other party that says that americans are leaving us almost you are going to see more of that actually. inside syria in the coming weeks and months and moment always a pleasure thank you thanks very much. the democrats are projecting donald trump saw fit to break the deadlock over the longest government shutdown in u.s. history the president offering temporary protection for some undocumented immigrants if he wins backing to build his border with mexico but democrats say the compromise is one sided rob reynolds has the full story from washington. with the government shutdown dragging toward the one month mark president trump offered democrats a deal give him five point seven billion dollars for his border wall and he'll lift the threat of deportation for a million undocumented immigrants number one is three years of
3:14 am
legislative relief for seven hundred thousand dock and recipients secondly our proposal provides a three year extension of temporary protected status or t.p.s. . the immigrants trump referred to our young people brought to the u.s. illegally by their parents as children known collectively as the dreamers and non-citizens from countries hit by natural disasters who had been permitted to live in the u.s. both groups were stripped of legal protections by trump but court rulings have so far prevented the government from deporting them it was an offer trump's democratic opposition could and swiftly did refuse house speaker nancy pelosi issued a statement saying quote it is unlikely that any one of these provisions alone would pass the house and taken together they are a nonstarter she repeated the democrats arguments that the wall would be ineffective and senate democratic leader chuck schumer said trump was treating the
3:15 am
dreamers either like hostages. trump described hardships faced by migrants and a flood of drugs coming into the us drugs kill seventy eight thousand americans a year and coursed our society in excess of seven hundred billion dollars critics point out that most of those drugs are smuggled through legal points of entry and that a wall would have little effect on stopping traffickers what happens next the republican controlled senate will take up trumps proposals and almost certainly pass a bill in corporate ing them and restoring funds to end the shutdown that bill will then go to the democratic controlled house where pressure to pass it may become intense you can just peel away twenty twenty five democrats who want the government open and are not so adamant against the wall to carry the day even if the
3:16 am
government even if the democratic leadership remain opposed to the war a possible grounds for compromise palosi said there needs to be a permanent solution for dreamers and t.p.s. recipients not just a three year reprieve if both sides start bargaining again the longest ever government shutdown could be brought to an end rob reynolds al jazeera washington well it's been twenty nine days the longest the u.s. government has ever been shut down and it doesn't look like it's going to end anytime soon and the plight of federal workers the ones facing more financial uncertainty is going viral on social media more with her in a moment well the shutdown now in its fifth week is the longest in u.s. history as stachel workers face more uncertainty over their financial future many in the hash tag the shutdown stories listing their person experiences on twitter of not being able to make ends meet. the first time in my life i'm
3:17 am
a vying for an unemployment insurance and receiving food stamps just to make ends meet is unnecessary uncivil shutdown has caused me and you stress and uncertainty will continue into the forseeable future the discussion of border war alarms in congress and on the backs of federal workers and others are talking about ways to get around it and help those in need for example airport staff in miami are getting help from the nonprofit group branches that pay pal president dan shomon says the company is committed to twenty five million dollars in interest free cash advances to help some of the eight hundred thousand federal employees suffering because of the shutdown and a mobile pantry has been set up to distribute bread eggs and milk and former u.s. president george w. bush has delivered pizza to security staff who haven't been paid and the hash tag for feds is growing too with restaurants nationwide opening their doors to feed hungry civil servants we are afraid that food stamps or what we know is snaps may
3:18 am
be about to run out that means millions of americans many of them mothers single mothers with children will go hungry so what's under a kitchen is always there to make sure that nobody will go hungry and finally muslim volunteers along with other communities are helping clean up the public parks in washington d.c. hoping unity will bring people together we've got jeff houser with us now executive director of the revolving door project at the center for economic and policy research which aims to ensure political appointees serve the public interest you could say that's not happening. right now let's look at it on the level of the federal workers the fact that eight hundred thousand people have been out of work for a month now and the president seems to be all right with that. how how can that go on how has that been allowed in the first place. well it should never have been
3:19 am
allowed to her in the first place it's a catastrophe for the workers it's particularly a catastrophe for workers for contractors who don't work directly work for the federal government or work on federal programs because those people are not even going to be guaranteed back pay and any point in time these are just lost hours it's going to undermine the morale of the federal workplace it's going to make people reconsider whether or not they want to work for government because often they're taking lower pay to work in the public interest in the federal government but in return they're supposed to receive a certain consistency of employment which obviously has been blown up in their face and i think that problems are only going to get worse because i don't even know after this shutdown ends what we're going to see in the fall of this year when the next budget is going to be do you think people will pay a political price for this and i don't just mean don't trump all republicans because there are those out there who would say that this is much as much the democrats' fault as it is the republicans. i mean i think that as of now the
3:20 am
polling shows that people widely believed that trump is more responsible nearly by a two to one ratio i think this is seen by the fact that the senate unanimously passed something that was also voted on by the house which is to just move forward with the previous wobbles of funding and avoid a shutdown republicans are trying to move away from that position that they had taken in the senate once donald trump changed his mind on it but i think the democratic position is probably stronger politically but obviously this is going to exacerbate americans concerns with their federal government as a whole and their sense that washington and american politics is completely broken right now which i think is a correct takeaway and i think it's one that's growing even more cemented if we broaden it out to a different level i notice that the head of the new york federal reserve john williams talked about there being a full percentage point up to one percentage point effect negative effect on the
3:21 am
first quarter in the united states. when it starts going to that sort of level when you actually see it affecting the economy again how can it keep going on for the do you agree that they can be that long term impact. i definitely think that the long term impact is going be at least as significant as the new york fed president suggested i think that the there's a lot of aspects of american society that rely on obscure but very important parts of the federal government and that reliance is just going to be called into question so these are very serious economic impacts but i think that the political dynamics are not just about the economics unfortunately i think donald trump needs to be seen by his base is fighting really hard because donald trump is a president under siege not just from robert mueller but from a newly empowered congressional majority that democrats and join the house of representatives and i think trump is trying desperately to stay in touch with his
3:22 am
base and he thinks that fighting on immigration is what is necessary to keep his base attuned with him and to be clear the politicians keep getting paid through all of this. i mean that's a convenient thing of it all is that. the congressional appropriations already occurred so congress is being paid even as a lot of the people that provide work that is very necessary to congress including the people who monitor a lot of important economic statistics are themselves going unpaid and often the work is going on done. it's a pleasure talking to you thanks for making the time for us to. still ahead for you on the news of the democratic republic of congo its opposition leader calls for nationwide protests after the top court to quit his rival the winner. we'll tell you why colombians are angry after a car bomb attack last week. i mean sport n.f.l. legend tom brady speaks to his team targets
3:23 am
a bird strike super bowl appearance. hello there that system that brought us all rain snow and strong winds is still with us across the middle east is this system higer actually edging its way eastwards it's fortis now some snow over parts of afghanistan and some rain as well and that system stretches all the way up giving us some clouds from marty on monday as well it's moving away eastwards though and behind it it is looking dry and calm the temperatures now marty a dropping but in kabul there are at least staying above freezing we'll get to around two further west we're seeing yet more cloud a rain make its way into the western parts of turkey but nothing too significant and the latest system just eases as it drifts its way towards the southeast now the temperatures for many of us have dropped as a systems worked its way across this including here in doha so
3:24 am
a maximum at the moment is getting to around twenty two dropping down to around thirteen at night but that's in the city in the countryside it is dropping a lot lower than that that cold air is also working its way further south so feeling cool still over parts of abu dabi there and good to moscow as well as i'm sure was the southern parts of africa where washing also i clone this system here is gradually nudging its way towards the northwest and it's going to make its way towards the coast of mozambique so plenty of heavy rain as we head through monday there is likely to be flooding here and that also gives us plenty of rain to madagascar as well. if you were looking at this from the outside you would really wonder what was going on but what is this gross is a religion that they have an in-depth exploration of global capitalism and our obsession with economic growth this is still the center of capitalism there is no limits i view myself as
3:25 am
a capital artist we are trying to bring to the world smaller and smaller we don't want to be set realistic in the world we would rather have a fantasy growing pains on al-jazeera one of the really special things that work in progress here is that even as a camera woman i get to have so much empathy and contribution to a story i feel we cover this region better than anyone else working for it is you know it's very challenging liberally particularly because you have a lot of people that are divided on political issues we are we the people we live to tell the real stories are just mended is to deliver in-depth journalism we don't feel inferior to the audience across the globe.
3:26 am
these are our top stories the united states says at least fifty two fighters have been killed in an air strike in somalia this was in response to an attack earlier on a somali it's eight soldiers were killed and overran a military camp on the outskirts of. demonstrators in greece have been rallying against a proposed name change deal to normalize relations with neighboring it wants to change its name to the republic of macedonia but many greeks object because that is the name of one of their regions. to break up protests and. activists people have been killed in the month of protests which first began over the rising price of bread. it is two years since donald trump was sworn in as
3:27 am
u.s. president a period in office which critics say has been marked by conflict chaos and confusion here is kimberly taking a closer look at the past two years. it's an understatement to say the first two years of donald trump's presidency have been different we have pictures we have three hundred hamburgers many many bridges for us so help me god with the promise to bring washington to its knees and drain the swamp trying to work to fulfill his most popular phrase we will make america great again in many ways trumpets change the country sometimes by default there so much this watching the show much uncertainty there's so much chaos right now that we simply don't know which way is up he refuses to act like previous presidents often using twitter to announce big news or get that son of a off the field to insult his opponents they call or pocahontas he often shuns
3:28 am
advice from his top aides which is led to a stunning number of departures including his secretary of state his defense secretary two chiefs of staff and two national security advisers. unemployment is at its lowest rate in fifty years but economists warn that may not last in twenty nineteen trumps also pointed to conservative judges. but it is his biggest campaign promise that has proved to be his toughest challenge we are building a wall trump has made it clear he wants a wall along the southern border of the united states with mexico to stop illegal migrants from crossing his stubborn insistence has led to a stalemate with his democratic opponents who reminded him he also promised mexico would pay for the wall. in december the u.s. government shut down over his request for five point seven billion for a new wall it's now the longest partial government shutdown in history no collusion
3:29 am
no nothing there's no collusion there was no collusion whatsoever although his first two years have been overshadowed by a department of. just as investigation into whether his campaign worked with the kremlin trump has proved over and over again he can weather the have to legal and political fights the come with it is twenty one thousand gets closer to twenty twenty a presidential election year trying faces new challenges from democrats who want him out this is our moment in history some analysts say he may survive that too you have a progressive base that is simply i think more interested in fighting bin they are unifying the party but perhaps one of the biggest promises donald trump has kept is that he governs like no president before him kimberly healthy at al-jazeera the white house in colombia demonstrators have dressed in white to condemn the car bomb
3:30 am
explosion which killed twenty one people those days attack at a police academy in bogota was the worst in fifteen years government leaders blame colombia's last remaining rebel group the. us this update from bogota. thousands of people both here in the capital and in cities across colombia marched demanding an end to the violence after a car bomb attack on the tears they killed twenty young cadets the government believes that a year later in the last standing rebel group in the country is responsible so people came out dressed in white are holding the white flags saying that life is sacred and that they are tired of what they describe this terror attacks in their country while people are united here in this message against violence there were some tensions along the route to colombians remain at the same time deeply
3:31 am
polarized on how to move forward especially on how to achieve complete peace in the country the president. to shut the door to any possibility of continuing peace negotiations with the ear land now that allegedly they were behind this attack by some people here saying that they're at the wrong decision that's going back to a state of war will bring more death and more attacks there's no doubt that there is this car bomb attack as jolted many nerves here in the country colombians were just starting to bring down their guards when it came to violence after decades of internal conflict but at least for today they came out and said that all together they want an end to the violence a block of sixteen southern african countries has congratulated felix on winning
3:32 am
the presidential election and democratic republic of congo nation's top court rejected allegations of vote rigging by his opponent. who is now calling for nationwide protests he says he is the only legitimate president from either miller has to stop it from conscience. considering that the southern african development community at one point once the results of started being announced had said that he would push for a recount of the election results but they're not long after that took quite a step back saying that these sovereignty of the independence of the d r c should be respected and this is a good one it's now worth it in its message of congratulations to the d r c president the president elect the next to security is one of the people of the country saying that it's pulled off an election despite the logistical and security issues that the d.r.s. is facing that at one point was quite concerned about what was happening in this country and that it had called a meeting between these ambien and all that we can president a lot of
3:33 am
a diplomatic maneuvering dealing with president kabila the concern being what would happen if there was instability in the deal with ian what he would need for the region but of course now that explain it except the results are all congolese to accept the ruling by the constitutional court but still we're hearing from the european union the saying that it still has serious concerns and that was also the last word from the african union saying that it would at some time send a high level delegation to the d.r. make looting of the president of rwanda. that little happened given that the constitutional court has ruled on the election results essentially the r.c. defying the a you making that ruling now going ahead with the inauguration because the a you had said that the court's ruling should have been suspended the un special rapporteur on human rights and me and maher young he leave is due to visit
3:34 am
his bizarre in bangladesh that is of course where are the seven hundred thousand refugees live since escaping a military crackdown.


info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on