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on the chaos in libya. hello you're watching al jazeera live from doha. also on the program. >> we are not at war with islam. we are at war with people who have perverted islam. >> the u.s. holds a security summit aimed at stopping violent extremism. >> this is for you guys in cairo. >> brings royal society
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journalism awards. plus. >> one month after the suspicious death of prosecutor alberto nisman. it's. >> hello. the united nations security council has held an open emergency session on libya. diplomas from egypt and libya. foreign minister asked the security council to lift an arms embar go, and international help in building up the libyan army. egypt's minister asked for a blockade to stop arms exchange in libya. james bays has this report.
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>> egyptian foreign minister tried to lobby u.n. at a there should be a military intervention in libya. he later watered down that plan. he told the council that he wanted an arms embargo for all but one government in libya the government in tobruk. and support for companies authorization for egypt's ongoing air strikes. it doesn't look like the u.n. will support any of those ideas. >> it is not our success that is on the table here. it is success of the security council and the international community to address this threat. we believe that it is necessary. we are considering that we are the last line of defense against
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the more violent activity that has already started to reach european shores. so i think success is a matter to be determined by how effective the security council and the international community are to eradicate the terrorists. >> the council also heard from the u.n. special representative for libya bernardino leon. he says this is not time to send more arms to libya. >> that session came two days after egyptian began air strikes on libya in retaliation for the beheading of 22 egyptians.
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>> abdullah al shami has the story. >> was there any mistake the pilot told me not at all. we didn't hit any civilian targets. we were aware of these targets for months, had strong intelligence. we were 100% certain what we were targeting. >> in the libyan city of derna it was a different story. while egypt continues to push for military intervention, there have been suggestions that egypt has been involved for some time already. >> we will never forget how they supported us. our ammunition came from egypt. 400 crates of ammunition came from there. the egyptians understand our situation. >> reporter: egypt took on air
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strikes in libya. whether other countries get involved too may be decided in the coming days or weeks. abdullah al shami, al jazeera. ambassador was recalled, an egyptian delegate accused qatar of backing terrorism. repelled a major attack by i.s.i.l. in foreign iraq. it happened near the city of erbil where the group's fighters tried oenter two villages. peshmerga fight rs fought back. one kurdish fighter was also killed and two other wounded. >> peshmerga forces have already been defending the city of kirkuk. massoud barzani said his
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fighters would never give up kirkuk. >> translator: kirkuk is in kurdistan and it will never fall to the enemy again. it is as important to the enemy as it is to us but they must know that either we will all die or kirkuk will never fall to the enemy again. we will keep kirkuk even if we have to withdraw forces from other areas. >> u.s. president barack obama says his country is not at war with islam but with those that have perverted islam. he made that comment at a three day summit at the white house patty culhane reports. >> reporter: this summit was supposed to happen last year postponed without explanation but the attacks in canada, paris and copenhagen gave the summit more urgency.
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assuring the muslims in the room that they were not at war. >> we are not at war with islam we are at war with those who perverted islam. >> not using the words islamist extremism, that has some activists concerned. >> we are concerned with the potential backlash that this will have especially in light of the recent spur of hate crimes we have seen across the nation. >> the white house is trying to avoid muslim communities feeling like they have been singled out. they are much more likely to have sympathy for extremists. >> in the years after the 9/11 attacks has strained the relationship a fact openly admitted here. >> we reinforce the false narrative that america's at war with islam when we appear to violate our own requirements of
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the constitution, regarding surveillance. when we mix surveillance and outreach, this is a very authority-sided thing to do and i encourage members of law enforcement to not do it. >> u.s. officials say i.s.i.l. is actively recruiting american muslims through social media. convinced to launch attacks in the u.s. or travel overseas to fight. they're hoping the appeal from the president will help bridge the current deep divide. patty culhane, al jazeera washington. >> at least 8 rebels and 70 tries to broker a ceasefire. paul chadajan reports. >> once a thriving tourist
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destination, this part of aleppo is now a battlefield. in babelel that'sel nassir,. >> translator: this is partly because, country side to the city. >> on the outskirts of the city in the south every sort of weapon is used on both sides. the most serious fighting is on the road that leads to the western parts of the city which are controlled by regime forces. >> translator: our main duty here is to monitor the movements of the assad forces and how they mobilize their forces where they launch attacks. our mission is to liberate the area so we can move towards the industrial compound. >> reporter: the fighting in aleppo isn't just on these fronts. it's a deadly battle on 40
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different fronts. and while each of the battling sides tries to make gains the u.n.-backed ceasefire plan looks unlikely. paul tradergian, al jazeera. >> the nigeria government claims it has killed more than 300 boko haram fighters in attempt to gather back land from borno state. the u.k.'s royal television society has honored al jazeera journalists, peter greste mohamed fahmy and baher mohamed. imprisoned in cairo for more than a year. greste accepted the award on behalf of his colleagues who remain on bail until the next court hearing and are not allowed to leave egypt. >> we came to understand that this was about something far
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bigger than the three of us alone. it was about the universal principles of freedom of expression about the public's right to know and we knew you were there right with us. but i also know that we really had no idea of just how extraordinarily broad and unified that sense of purpose turned out to be. this matter is not because of the impact of us and our case. right now the very idea of a free press is increasingly under attack from groups. to take the heads off journalists to individuals who shoot up a magazine office in paris or free speech conference in denmark with draconian legislation. what you did was serve notice on those who would attack those most fundamental principles that we are united. you made it clear that these things we are prepared to fight for as one and whatever happens from here we must not lose that extraordinary singular voice. >> hundreds of thousands of
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people have come out in argentina's capital for a silent march. they're demanding answer he over the mysterious death of a prosecutor last month. alberto nisman's body was found with a bullet to the head. lucia newman reports from buenos aires. >> mark one month since the suspicious death of prosecutor alberto nisman. many of his colleagues, fellow prosecutors led the march angry that the government had failed to honor nisman. the sign says, god may forgive them but not the nation. >> for once, argentina wants to know the truth. there is too much political interference with the justice system the prosecutor who was precisely investigating the president and ends up dead and no one knows what happens.
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>> president cristina kirchner, is considered to perhaps have played a part in the prosecutor's death. the president's chief of staff and spokesman accused the organizers and the media of plotting a judicial coup and are trying to destabilize the government. further inflaming passions and divisions in this country. still, organizers insist this wasn't political. but every political leader indicated the contrary. elections are just eight months away, it's ever the prosecutor has become the symbol and omartyr for the ruling party's party's opponents. lucia numb, al jazeera, buenos aires.
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a man once held by guantanamo bay prison, says it feels good to be innocent. wins an appeal in a u.s. court. court.
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>> sunday night. >> 140 world leaders will take the podium. >> get the full story. >> there is real disunity in the security council. >> about issues that impact your world. >> infectious diseases are a major threat to health. >> "the week ahead". sunday 8:30 eastern. only on al jazeera america. >> hello again, the top stories on al jazeera. egypt's foreign minister has called for a naval blockade of libya so his government can deal with i.s.i.l. u.s. president barack obama says his country is not at war with islam but those who have
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perverted islam. he made a comment on a three day summit on extremism at the white house. hundreds of thousands of people have come out in argentina's capital in silent protest over the death of a prosecutor last month. alberto nisman's body was found with a bullet hole to the head. overturning a war crimes conviction against an australian. andrew thomas is in sydney. >> in 2001, david hicks was in afghanistan. he accepts that he was training at a military camp associated with the taliban. he was seized by what was then the northern alliance flown to the americans. and in in guantanamo bay. he accepted that he was guilty for providing material support
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for terrorism freed from guantanamo bay on condition he never appealed his conviction. what is hamed in the last few hours the u.s., wasn't a crime in 2001 and that the law couldn't be applied retrospectively. they've also said that plea bargain that said he would never appeal was invalid as well. for david hicks it is a long trail. >> teen australian government has admitted that i committed no crime. it's unfortunate that because of politics i was subjected to five and a half years of physical and psychological torture that i will live with always. >> david fisher is officially an innocent man. he is asking for compensation from the united states
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government and the australian governments, an apology. he isn't an nent innocent man. this has process for the entire situation that took place at guantanamo bay. he isn't the first and quite possible won't be the last either. >> al jazeera has discovered that many journalists in cambodia are resorting to blackmail and corruption. unearth iting crimes and demanding bribes to cover it up. the story from kratea province. >> reporter: often in cambodia what doesn't make the news has become more important than what does. many journalists search the country for story only to demand
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cash to bushy the story. black mating, receiving six times the average tbhaij wage in cambodia. >> to be honest we are all different in this country. there are ways of receiving and giving bribes. everyone benefits from illegal business. >> do you think there's anything at all wrong with the way you operate? >> we don't bother people who are not involved in annal illegal business. we only come in when people break the law. he faces retaliation from angry loggers. >> sometimes journalists ask for a little money for food, i'll give them what i can.
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>> he was accused of extortion. they used to work together, tonight he is with another colleague whose car has been smashed by illegal loggers. >> we got angry because i found them loading wood into the van. i caught them in the act. >> it's easy to obtain press passes to work as a journalist. >> journalism has become a business acknowledge anyone can be a journalist. if you want qualified many journalists they will apply for position,. >> murky news industry where many cross the line between journalism and blackmail. chantal cho, al jazeera cambodia. >> let's talk more about this,
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for the international commission ofjurists. >> whether it's cam cambodia or any other country, there are stories of blackmail staying place, it is particularly dishard thing because in this case journalists themselves are involved, the people you use to hold others into account. why is this happening in cambodia, why did it come to this? >> it has bun discouraging because it's been be journalists and rights advocates who have cast a light on the bad
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practices, going into almost all kinds of business in cambodia and in particular the logging industry that we herd about. it is discouraging but does show the endemic nature of journalism in cambodia, even if a journalist reports the story you would expect authorities to seek justice or a criminal action. in cambodia that's not really likely or possible. i think these be journals are taking scrap off the table where government officials and businesses are feasting off of. >> can anything be done to stop this in cambodia request many. >> of course, something can be done. the response to corruption in cambodia as elsewhere is equalling parts transparency and accountability. there has been a lot of pressure
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on the cambodian government and the international community to demand more accountability. in particular again, in terms of the plogging industry, you've just seen the international group global witness documenting what they allege as very high level corruption in the logging industry. that's on a massive scale hundreds of millions of dollars. what we're seeing now with these journalists is trickle down corruption these journalists who are living in a crument environmentcorrupt golfare themselves corrupted. >> joining us from bangkok thanks very much. for more on this story you can watch the full program on 101
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east thursday 22:30 gmt make sure you catch that fm. now 150 people died from the violence in pesce howr, par showr. peshawar. >> the government put in new security measures in order to enable the educational institutions to meet the threat. the taliban of course have wrarnd of such attacks to impart basic weapon handling and tactics to the teacher in order for them to be able to meet the first crucial minutes of any attack. and feeling feel that they have some security. now the police that with
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reaction staffer will be on stand by, the government has issued weapons will now be carried by teachers and according to the guidelines, the boundary wars will have to be raised by several feet and topped off with razor wire, and vigilance including the teachers and students at large. >> we think college teaching learning environments have become more safe and our students and faculty don't feel that they can 11 in a very condicive manner in my opinion. >> the authorities are adamant
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whatever basic measures are needed to protect their jucial institutions. >> register is experiencing, one of the worth days of their lives. they are struggling to heap their makeshift shelters. from gaza imtiaz tyab has the story. doesn't seem to be getting any better. their worry for her is also mixed with grief. in january their two month old daughter selma died of hardship hoirp
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hypotherm hypothermia. >> all we want is somewhere appropriate to live. >> many now live in what's left of their damaged houses or in tents like the el musry family. several infants have died of hoimphypothermia. aid agencies say more children could die from expeer exposure pnl she tells me the situation is only getting worse. >> children and families across gaza are really living on the edge right now. they've survived a devastating war. it's now been several months of quite cold temperatures and
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indeed we have four cases of children who have died of hoorp hypothermia. >> officials say they needed at least $720 million to help out those without adequate shelter. with conditions expected to worsen, they have no place else to stay, imtiaz tyab, gaza. blizzard caused major traffic jaments in jams in the city. turkey's weather forecast says
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it will continue through thursday. >> lunar new year, confusion about whether the occasion is dedicated to the year of the sheep, ram or goat. turns out the mandarin name covers all three. ll three. >> on "america tonight": >> a rare and cruel condition robbed gail walls of the man her husband once was. >> i miss his voice, i miss our conversation. >> but little did she know what lay ahead was not just a battle for his health. >> massive explosions rock the scene of monday's trail derailment in fayette county west vir