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>> pakistan's leader tells the new president in afghanistan he will support him in his fight for peace with the taliban. >> you're watching al jazeera live from our headquarters in doha. also ahead. [ explosions ] >> a claim of responsibility for an attack in the sinai that killed 31 egyptian soldiers. >> the transition away from military rule in burkina fasa gains momentum.
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and as world leaders meet for the g-20 summit protesters meet in brisbane. it's been a difficult and often bitter relationship between afghanistan and pakistan, but now both countries are pledging greater cooperation after years of accusing each other of harboring rebel fighters and undermining instability. ashraf gandhi has been holding attacks in islamabad. >> security and future prosperity remain inter linked. i have consistently emphasized pakistan building a peacefu peacefullade. i have vision of a strong, comprehensive and enduring partnership between pacific and afghanistan. the security and prosperity of the two nations and reinforcing
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efforts of peace and development in the region. i'm gratified that president gandhi has a similar us. >> we will not permit the past to destroy the future. because we have begun a comprehensive do you log on security so that mutual security can be discussed with del lyn delyndelineateed benchmarks. >> the talks have gone very well. ashraf gandhi was speaking at a conference where he said 30 years of mistrust has been removed in three days of talks. they have shown the pakistan president that it was in afghan's interest to see a peaceful afghanistan and
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pakistan. they want to connect south asia to central asia to afghanistan. the president was assured by the country's military leadership that pakistan will cooperate and even train the new army. much improvement between afghanistan and pakistan, however there are security challenges and the most important one will be how effectively the unity government in afghanistan is able to do its business and whether it is able to control an insurgency in many of its provinces. >> a nato soldier has been killed by fighters in morning afghanistan. the shooting happens on friday. 61 soldiers have died so far this year in afghanistan. the majority of them americans. coalition forces plan to withdraw from the country by the end of year. political analysts believe that
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the afghan forces are ready to provide national security. >> the security forces have shown that they're capable of holding ground against the taliban. the taliban actually last year, big enough last summer they they launched several operations and in 16 provinces they launched attacks. they even intensified their attacks, fortunately the security forces have been able to hold ground and did not allow taliban to achieve their goal, which wases to control a number of districts, also we were afraid that provinces would fall under the taliban. the security forces are in good situation right now. not only have we had a peaceful transition of political power transition, but there has been
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an important document that will allow security forces, but most importantly financial support. >> the u.s.' top military office has landed in iraq. it's general martin dempsey's first trip to baghdad since two months ago. last week president obama authorized another 1,500 soldiers to be sent to iraq as advisers, doubling the u.s. presence there. and in baghdad at least 15 people have been killed by a car bomb. more than 30 others were injured. the worst of four overnight bomb attacks targeting shia neighborhood areas. competing with isil the al nusra front, linked with al-qaeda. it's been accused of seizing territory were moderate groups in a power in a power grab. but ab. but
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>> earlier this month it seized rebels forces in the area, and that raised concerns. the al nusra front the new strategy is to become the unrivaled leader. but the group's leadership denied that the take over was a power a grab. instead we were told this was a war against corrupt rebel leaders who use weapons to oppress people. >> just look at what's happening in syria, aleppo, idlib. we fight against shia regime. we fight groups. like jamal
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marouff. >> the movements are backed by the united states government. >> at the moment they are more worried about american-backed rebels and the american-led international coalition will continue to confront rebel groups. if it's working is difficult to say. >> it's been a difficult time. on the ground the feeling could not be more different because both groups share the same territory. the fighters who belong to al nusra front do feel threatened. their group has been designated as a terrorist organization by the u.s. and their vision for a new syria is not accepted by all. >> what we are planning for islamic law, we don't want to be the only rulers and we share power to fight. >> there are no indications that
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the u.s.-let coalition plans to widen it's campaign. at least for now, but al nusra front feels it has been targeted. it's not clear if their recent offensive in idlib is a new strategy, but what is clear is that the group plans to get rid of potential enemies off the ground. >> the attack on the egyptian army that killed 30 soldiers in sinai last month has been posted online. the group that carried out the raid is an ally of islamic state in iraq and the levant and plan to carry out more attacks on the army unless they stop their campaign against people in the sinai. we have more. [ music in the background ] [ explosions ] >> al jazeera cannot verify the videos of authenticity, but it is said to show the attacks on
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the sinai last month that killed 30 soldiers. it shows some of the killing of the soldiers, shooting them in the back of the head. they have renamed the area the state of sigh semi. >> we've warned you time and again, but you do not listen. you took our women and children, bomb our homes and expel us from our lands. despite what we inflict on you in this attack, we tell you the war is yet to begin. >> they have taken up arms in response to the egyptian army campaign to forcebly transfer people from the sinai. the military is trying to create a buffer zone near it's border in israel. hundreds of families have had their houses demolished. many of them remain homeless. president fattah al sisi say that it is needed.
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but the attacks against the army is where violence has increased, intensifying after the military began it's operation in sinai. the message makes no reference to the muslim brotherhood, which the government has accused of being the main source of violence in egypt. the supporters of the brotherhood and it's allies in the anti-coup movement continue to share their dissent on a daily basis. this week under the banner, return to your barracks, an demand that the army withdraw from politics. they say that the security situation in egypt has deteriorated because the military has abandoned it's prime minister responsibility in favor of ruling the country. and the release of this video is likely to only bring further questions about the army's ability to maintain security.
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al jazeera. >> the army in burkina faso says that the army has been restored. they reached an agreement with opposition parties and civil groups on a france significancal government. the army is under the control of colonel zida, who will remain in power until the transition. >> to allow the process of putting in place civilian transition. this is the original constitution of june 2, 19 199 1991. >> this is the statement outlining everything that was said. aside from what you mentioned there is one interesting fact. it says anyone who wants to give
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the name of a person who should lead this country as a civilian they will inform sunday, tomorrow, the 16th of novembe november 12:00 local time to give the name of person they think should lead the country. that person has to be a civilian. so all that is happening while people watch these developments very closely. there is speculation as to who will take over. a couple of names. the name one is the catholic archbishop. he's seen as a neutral character. people are saying maybe he's the best person to lead the country for the one-year interim period. he did decline earlier saying he wanted to stay in the church, and he didn't want to go into politicia politics.
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>> g-20's agenda. >> the they were expec. >> a nod to the economic talks to come. unexpectedly one of president barack obama's main theme was the environment. >> as we focus on our economy we cannot forget the need to lead on the global fight against climate change. [applause] >> more than six minutes of the president's speech was devoted to climate change in what looked like a direct rebuke to australia's prime minister who made it clear he did not want climate change discussed at the g-20. if tony abbott was stunned, president vladimir putin was isolated. the obligatory handshake between
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host and guest was more firm than friendly. key people were protesting against putin, but there were marchs calling for action on climate change and higher tax. but it will be the economic growth that will dominate the g-20 talks. 2 could include sánchez who left his home of spain. he has been working on a brisbane road tunnel. >> after lee or four years of very hard work. to be able to drive my family into the tunnel and say i incorporated some of this, this is very rewarding for us. >> the economic activity that the tunnel will help generate should help pay its cost many times over. this is the sort of scheme they want to see more of. the aim is to increase economic
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growth over the next five years and push big infrastructure schemes is one way they think they can achieve it. australia asked each g-20 member to bring their own plans for growth to brisbane. >> yes, our world can grow. yes, our world can deliver the jobs that our people want. this conference is about how we will deliver. >> officials talk only began late afternoon brisbane time. by the same time sunday the aim was to have a firm action plan to boost the world's economy. al jazeera, brisbane. >> still ahead, a plea to help refugees in kenya. plus thailand's military rulers have agreed to cash hand outs to farmers, but will it be enough to secure their future? back in a moment.
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>> pakistan's prime minister has alleged his support to the new afghan's president's plan to hold peace attacks with the taliban. ashraf gandhi was in a meeting with the president of pakista pakistan{^l" ^}. >> the g-20 meeting will focus on economic growth and creating
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jobs. the attack on the egyptian army that killed 30 soldiers last month has been posted online. now the u.n. world few programs has rationed half a million hungry refugees in kenya. the organization said there has been a shortfall in aid. now calling for $38 million in cash that includes an immediate $15.5 million to feed refugees by january. many camps are in northern kenya populated by people who fled w war-torn neighbors south sudan as well as somalia. let's speak to senior regional spokesperson for the world food program. joining us from nairobi, thank you for being with us. when you say there has been a shortfall in aid, why is that right now?
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>> well, i think the main reason is because the world is facing so many humanitarian crisis of such scale and complexity that the humanitarian needs worldwide are just outstripping the aids that is the humanitarian systems that are available to meet them. there is this growing gap between the ever increasing humanitarian needs and resources that the donors have available to contribute to agencies like wsp. while a lot of resources are going into syria to south sudan, south africa rebel, the ebola effected countries, you see places like the refugee camps in kenya at this point is not being met. >> you're announcing rations that are very important, very vital to half a million hungry
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refugees in kenya are going to be cut in half. how else is the shortfall going to affect these refugees then? >> well, we're concerned that over an extended period of time if the rations can't go back to full size, that it could lead to compensating behaviors that would be quite negative for the refugees. they may not get meals. they may not eat every day. they may have to prioritize who gets to eat. they may have to think about returning back to countries that are not table enough for them to return home. we want resources become available as quickly as possible so we can go back to full rations. we don't want to put people in a position where they have to choose whether or not they get enough to eat and their safety. it's really important that if families are choosing to go back to their countries, that it's voluntary. >> when you say resources and
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you're calling on resources, that you've asked for $38 million in cash, and that includes $15.5 million immediately. that you need by january. in order to feet the refugees. where do you stand on this? are you gotten pledges? are they going to come through? >> well, we hope that they will come through, but at this point basically this is the last resort. we would only cut rations if we really had no other choice. the foods that we have in the country right now will only last until the end of the year, and then we would have absolutely nothing to distribute in january. in order to stretch those stock as long as possible we've reducing the rations by half and hoping that new resources will become available and we can go back to full rations. >> just to be clear have you gotten pledges to get this money that you're asking for? >> there are some indications
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that funds may be becoming available, but at this point we're really not in a position to be able to take the risk of continuing with full rations, which would mean that we would run out of food in january. we believe that the donors understand the seriousness of the situation and make those donations available. >> thank you. in nigeria the rebel group boko haram has taken over northern borno state. that is the town where the group kidnapped over 200 girls in april. nigerian government troops are trying to take back control of that town. we have more from abuja. >> chibok is still in the hands of boko haram fighters.
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they say that the town is still unaccep unaccounted for. thousands have made it to a town 30 kilometers away from chibok. theithe officials said that local vigilanties have been organizing a desperate bid to take back chibok from boko haram. seven months ago boko haram attacked the down and took nearly 300 female students from the school. 219 are still unaccounted for. this represents a very, very serious situation, and the military will want to take back chibk from boko haram. and in months of attacks and counter attacks by the violent group, chibok has been in the limelight the military will want
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to prove that it is able to take back territory seized from it by boko haram fighters. the nigerian military is fighting on so many fronts, now this is presenting a very difficult situation for the security forces in the efforts to find and crush boko haram. >> there is heightened tensions in the region threatening an already fro fragile truce. >> it leaves a lot of questions. how is that going to be implemented, and not only is it going to take a lot of money to move these places geographically, what will happen
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to the staff this is a time when ukraine is going through a very difficult economic time. this conflict is taking a lot of money out of ukraine. ukraine still planning to put a lot of money into the military to protect itself against further advancements by the pro-russian rebels. we'll have to wait and see. now in terms of what's happening here in the east there's been violence continuing throughout the last week, intensifying in certain moments. there has been intense fighting around the north of donetsk in the airport. there has been fighting in other towns. last night six people were killed. six civilians. and 20 injured in the town. nato has said that it has seen
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russian military crossing into ukraine, the tensions have certainly been increasing here. >> thousands have gathered in georgia's capitol to protest a planned agreement between russia and separatests. they have been holding posters saying stop russia. there has been political upheaval in the former soviet country. it quit the governing coalition last week. thailand's military government ha cash hand out. >> in the cooler air of the tropical night robert sets about his work. rubber trees produce the most sap just before dawn. he scrapes meticulously.
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it costs about $2 u.s. to produce a sheet of rubber but with prices at a five-year low they only get a bit more than $1 per sheet. >> the price of rubber has slumped so badly. the cost of living is more expensive by the day. it's harder for us to make ends meet. >> in the months leading up to the military coup last month, 12,000 rubber farmers blocked off major roads in thailand. that added to the pressure that eventually brought down the previous government. since then some farmers have felt betrayed by the new ruling military council. they say it's failed to help them enough and a few weeks ago they threatened another round of protests. the junta responded by allocat allocating $5 million to help rubber farmers. saturday was the first day that
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farmers were given cash handouts in the province. >> the government has put on a big show for this first cash hand out to rubber farmers. they're making a political point. there are answers on the stage. there are mobile atms, and a real sense of festivity, but economists are asking whether this is really a viable policy. >> getting the max handout of $500. although he's celebrating now he acknowledges this is not a long-term solution for the thai rubber industry. that's why more is being done. >> the government will also provide loans to agriculture cooperatives to buy rubber milk from farmers before sending it to processes. then we can process more inside thailand. that will increase the price of rubber. >> that may be the plan, but in the long term the big question is what will rubber farmers and the government do to find a way
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out of protests, subsidies and recrimination? >> just a reminder you can always keep up-to-date with all the news on our website. there it is on your screen. it's al [music] >> hello, i'm sheila mcvicar. ukrainian government forces and russian-backed separatists and militias are once again engaging in heavy fighting. some of the hessers in months. the internationally brokered cease-fire between them barely holds and sincri