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by both the rebels. launching al-jazeera life from a headquarters in doha i'm daddy navigator also ahead saudi arabia warns against moving the u.s. embassy to jerusalem saying it will hurt the peace process and heighten tensions in the region the u.s. supreme court backs donald trump's travel ban on six a mostly muslim nations plus going under the hammer at one of the world's largest diamonds unearthed in sierra leone to fetch a six and a half million dollars at an auction. hello thanks for joining us the killing of yemen's ousted president ali abdullah saleh by who with the rebels has plunged the war torn country further into chaos.
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the two sides had been allies until just a few days ago but this time switching sides led to the end of a man who'd been president for thirty three years and navigated shifting alliances for decades well a few hours after saw this death the whole of the leader of the american hoofy made a live television address describing saw the demise as a victory against treason where yemen's internationally recognized president habitable months also spoke out he called on the people of yemen to unite against the these fighting has escalated in recent hours with reports of airstrikes by the saudi led coalition on the presidential palace in. here's imtiaz tell you more. a sudden end for one of yemen's most powerful men who the rebels say they killed ousted president aliyev delish sala during an attack on his convoy. his remains were packed on the back of a pickup truck in
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a televised statement the leader of the said solly was involved in a conspiracy with the saudi led coalition to take over well. what are the reasons behind this transfer to the other side suddenly you talk to the aggressors against your own people salah had beene and an alliance with the iranian backed for more than two years together they controlled the capital sanaa and fought against the saudi led coalition which supports the internationally recognized government led by months or hadi but this partnership with the collapse last week sparking major confrontations between salis forces. and the rebels after days of running street battles salah announced he was ready for dialogue with the saudi led coalition if it ended its blockade of yemen sports and airports and allowed for more humanitarian aid yemen is already a failed state it's a state where there is no central government and the institutions of most of the structures of failed the economy has failed the war has further destructive it
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destroyed the entire country so i think in the in the short run we. saw and the who pushed out how does government in january two thousand and fifteen and set up their own administration prompting the saudi led campaign against them since then the country has been split between the who the rebels in the north in a straight in in the south and forces loyal to solid inviting began among the former allies it's part fears of a new front in the war a war which has already killed nearly ten thousand people pushed yemen to the brink of mass starvation and triggered what the united nations has called the world's worst humanitarian crisis and there has been multiple investigations about the atrocities being committed in all parties. they're guilty whether it's the whole thing whether it's the saudi led coalition and you know the u.k. and the u.s. are largely complicit in this war as well through the billions and billions of dollars worth of arms sales to to the saudis. as yemen's president saleh ruled for
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more than three decades until he was forced to resign during the arab spring uprising that he was able to remain in the country and continue to wield enormous power behind the scenes it's not yet clear what his death will mean for the fighting on the ground or yemen's future. al-jazeera while the u.n. says fighting in saudi letter strikes have ramped up inside with tanks blocking many streets humanitarian operations including flights to and from the capital have been suspended the u.n. is calling for a pause in fighting on tuesday to help civilians caught up in the violence. it is paramount that civilians are protected that the wounded or forty say factious to medical care and that all sides facilitate lifesaving humanitarian access we remind all parties. we remind all parties to the conflict that deliberate attacks against civilians and against civilian and medical infrastructure or clear violations of
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international humanitarian law may constitute war crimes the international committee of the red cross says at least one hundred twenty five people have been killed over the past week and some two hundred forty others have been injured as well let's speak to him he's a professor of studies at notre dame's kroc institute for international peace studies joining us via skype from south bend that's in indiana it's good to have you with us. so how much does the killing of. further muddy the waters further complicates the situation in yemen. thank you obviously his there are an assassination is going to destabilize yemen and and that that he makes these much more of a reach despite all the effort that some people are making there you know i mean particular the last time he has been a major figure in in yemen and he could play all the sides as we just saw recently
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but he was also in what we don't want some kind of dialogue and reconciliation and unfortunately he's there is going to put back the peace efforts how emboldened with the who things be right now and what they have the upper hand in any negotiations but for some time the movies have been having that ground zero the upper hand on the ground of course the saudi forces have been coming from the air so of course we hope these will be emboldened by this and they've taken out a major player and it may get people to call ali abdullah saleh place in the in the yemeni theater can the whole thing is come on and take full control off on our what are their next steps. well it began over an hour earlier the law silence militia and also we saw the militias then then obviously they would have a much more much to be on a much more stronger position and in this looks eminently possible depending on the
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strategic advantages they have on the ground and that depends on the whole range of practice but main the what the law silence forces are going to do are they going to do you know call core of energy that they thought their leader yemeni is a is a society that is also deeply you know tribal in that sense that tribal loyalties and loyalty as the leader around the and this could escalate the situation in ways that we won't be able to predict we. saw their home was an ally when it came to the u.s. a so-called war on terror he received financial support he received political support support he received tactical support from washington we have not heard from washington are you surprised by the silence coming out of the u.s. well i think washington when it comes to matters in the middle east is in some ways going to disagree but also partly that from administration has outsourced the issues of the middle east the saudi arabia and. mr trump himself president
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something so has been you know placing a lot of trust in the mom had been saddam and the crown prince and i think washington mass was moving court to court flatfooted on this one year and therefore there has been no kind of serious reaction but you might hear what you know they are so we have reaction but i don't thing washington is going to be a major player and what about what how do you arabian the coalition how are they looking at these developments very fast moving developments over the past couple of hours. yes look if i lived ellis island was moving towards records and starting a dialogue and he's been in arkansas great game the past when he was wonder than one occasion he was treatments are great yes and you have quite extensive you know reach inside so i'm going to get this by the fact that he turned on the side of the hold these so i think saudi arabia would also suffer a loss of someone who talked to and i think that the whole of these and the whole
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of the iranian alliance right now would have the strongest say and i think we will see that the drumbeat of breakup will rosé should be in saudi arabia and yemen and iran for instance increase drastically you know next couple of weeks before they'll be any kind of sense on the ground or any kind of dialogue that might emerge we thank you for joining us on al-jazeera. well speaking of saudi arabia it's weighing in on president donald trump's possible recognition of jerusalem as israel's capital trump is expected to decide this week whether to move the u.s. embassy there the saudi ambassador to the u.s. kind of been sad man says this any announcement any u.s. announcement that is on the status of jerusalem prior to a final settlement would have a detrimental impact on the peace process and would heighten tensions in the region the kingdom's policy has been and remains in support of the palestinian people and
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this has been communicated to the u.s. administration other arab states have also warned president trump against moving the embassy from tel aviv israel claims jerusalem as its capital but that claim is not recognized in international law and if president does the side to make the move the u.s. would be the only country in the world with an embassy in jerusalem gary fossett has more. changing the status of this consulate here in jerusalem to an embassy was one of the key campaign pledges as far as donald trump's foreign policy went during his presidential campaign it has though butted up against the realities of the political situation here as he also tries to implement tries to come up with a peace plan that would be suitable to both sides his key man on this jared cushion his son in law said on sunday that the americans understood the palestinian red
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lines that president trump was examining all the facts before he made a decision on whether to move the embassy from tel aviv to here but now we have this other potential major obstacle as far as the palestinians are concerned an announcement on wednesday which could see the united states whatever the status of this consulate in the short term recognize jerusalem as the capital of israel the palestinian president mahmoud abbas has said that that would threaten the entire peace process but not as an issue. i don't think that this will happen the arab and muslim world should stand against it. but when trump says something like this he should take responsibility for the consequences this is not just the palestinians this will spill over to other countries that's very much the reaction coming from the palestinian leadership as well that this would not just threaten the peace process also it would threaten stability in the wider middle east privately palestinian officials are also talking about this potentially being an opportunity
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a way to break with the united states before any trump plan is announced and reset the nature of the relationship between the u.s. and the palestinians but if that is the case it doesn't seem to be an opportunity that they're really welcoming given how hard mahmoud abbas and his team are working to try and head off this decision before it happens there have been all sorts of bilateral contacts with other powers in the region of these i mean conference the arab league there is a huge effort to stop donald trump from making this announcement on wednesday now all eyes are on washington to see what happens and what the consequences of it might be. well leaders from the gulf cooperation council states are arriving in kuwait for a summit that could define the future of the block it's the first such meeting since saudi arabia bahrain and the u.a.e. qatar is with fellow member cuts are back in june. reports from kuwait. foreign ministers of the six treaty c. countries arrived in kuwait on monday ahead of the group's thirty eighth annual
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summits it's the first time senior ministers have met since three of the member states imposed a blockade on qatar back in june saudi arabia the united arab emirates amber frey and have cut off all trade ties with qatar barred qatar the citizens from entering their countries and closed off their territorial waters and earth space to their neighbor for six months now it's a crisis that struck at the very core of the gulf cooperation council an organization that was set up to unify through greater trade corp and the free movement of people for months now kuwait has been leading mediation efforts while carter's amir has agreed to sit down and discuss differences with his counterparts coates' call for dialogue has not been accepted by the blockading countries that's why this treaty summit is so important many analysts had believed the organizations future would be in doubt if it didn't take place now that it is the focus is on whether the blockade in countries will be represented by their heads of state or by
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two new ministers instead of the fact that they mirror i mean on the king solomon so they are going to the meeting and the fact that the for the first time it would be. for them to sit together and to discuss something directly i think it was a positive development already the fact that they send you in your piece and instead of the foreign minister i think would be. going in the wrong direction but it's not only the blockade on qatar that's frightening the g.c.c. the war in yemen is proving to be a major challenge for the saudi led coalition which continues to spend millions of dollars while the yemeni people continue to suffer meanwhile unemployment in saudi arabia and across the region particularly among young people is on the rise and g.c.c. member economies are slowing down this is one of the most important summits in the g.c.c. is history it has a potential pay. the way for relations to be mended and. that has torn up the very
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fabric of the gulf cooperation council but it also has the potential of further damaging what is arguably the only source of stability in an extremely. unstable region. dramatically reduces. to sunrise. however we still got lots of dry weather across southern parts of china a little bit of cloud down towards the southwestern corner plenty of showers there
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over towards vietnam big showers certainly coming in and that is also the case into the philippines over the next couple of days that will change as you can see to hong kong at around twenty two celsius ten degrees colder than that for shanghai but it will be fine and plenty of sunshine sunshine and showers meanwhile across southeast asia not to bad into indonesia for the time being i think what this weather will be across malaysia more especially further north more heavy showers coming in across southern parts of thailand northern areas of malaysia just around the mill a potential and the really wet weather well that is sliding its way out into the by a big goal is making its way towards at least the side of india this area cloud here let's focus on the other area cloud there just across the western side of india here of course we still have side making its way up towards garage's as we go through choose day much of that western side of india of the western gets seeing heavy downpours with the risk of flooding the flood risk eases as we go through wednesday and by that stage here comes our next circulation and that's going to feed some very heavy rain to was on tour but dash towards addition i think by the
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end of the week we could also see wet weather for bangladesh. the weather sponsored by qatar. in syria citizens are collecting evidence. of crimes committed against civilians moved out of syria about six hundred thousand pages of material so that one day they can bring the assad regime to justice it puts a human face on the charges it's a dead human face but it's a human face syria witnesses for the prosecution at this time on al-jazeera.
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hello again the top stories on al-jazeera yemen's oust the president has been killed by his former allies the north the rebels ali abdullah saleh rode yemen for more than three decades and played a pivotal role in the war. the un has described the streets of sanaa as a battleground as fighting in iraq strikes intensify the international committee of the red cross estimates at least a hundred and twenty five people have been killed this past week alone saudi arabia's ambassador to the u.s. says any recognition of jerusalem is israel's capital would be detrimental to the peace process president donald trump is expected to decide this week whether to move the u.s. embassy there from tel aviv. now the u.s. supreme court will allow the trumpet ministration to fully enforce its controversial travel ban until an appeal against it is heard the ruling extends the
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ban to people from six muslim majority countries plus venezuela and north korea who are already have family members living in the u.s. she had her town seen as more from washington. this is a big victory for the trump administration oral arguments would you should begin this week all of you to begin this week into federal appeals courts on this third incarnation of the travel ban but and injunction a partial injunction been placed on the travel ban that injunction said those with a bonafide relationship with the united states that is with close family relations or business or education ties to the u.s. should not be affected by the travel ban while it's working its way through the courts and conceivably ending up at the supreme court the supreme court however has decided there is no need for that injunction that's particularly significant because the wording that was used for this injunction was from the supreme court's adjudication of the second travel ban it was the supremes who said that those with
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a bonafide relationship should not be affected by the second travel ban while it was working its way through the courts it appears though that now a majority of justices don't feel that is necessary well it's clear that they don't feel it's necessary for the third travel ban which suggests perhaps and this is where the speculation comes in that well the third travel ban ends up at the supreme court in the coming weeks and majority of justice is no longer have the objections they once did with the other incarnations of the band that's very good news for the trumpet ministration burton on the european union say they're confident about reach an agreement on their terms of their divorce despite failing to reach a deal on monday the main sticking point in bret's it talks is what the border between northern ireland and the republic of ireland will look like finally phillips has more. the day began full of hope when to resubmit your guy went into talks brussels rumor mill had it that
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a breakfast deal was about to be. but when they emerged after several hours there was no deal just two leaders putting a brave face on a disappointing day i'm still confident that we can reach sufficient progress sufficient progress before the you can cultural to fifty of this is for the failure due. to very strong i'm very confident that we reach an agreement because of history on a couple of issues some differences do remain which require further negotiation and consultation. continue but we will reconvene before the end of the week and i am also confident that we will conclude this positively it's the border between the republic of ireland and northern ireland part of the u.k. which is emerged as the problem in recent weeks the republic wants guarantees it
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will remain open with no return to a so-called hard border but if the british really are intent on leaving the customs union and the single market as well as the e.u. itself then how will they meet irish demands tourism a has been negotiating on two fronts on the one hand he's been hammering out a deal with twenty seven countries in brussels but he's also had to talk to politicians here in westminster he needs to be sure that a majority of m.p.'s will support any deal that he brings back. the prime minister called to ignore a small party from northern ireland who give her that majority in parliament these unionists are opposed to concessions on the irish border which they fear could undermine northern islands future in the united kingdom. we have been very clear northern ireland must leave the european union in the same terms as the
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rest of the united kingdom and we will not accept any form of regulatory divergence which separates northern ireland economically or politically from the rest of the u.k. well no. you can't i know they still believe bracks it can be stopped that seems unlikely but the faltering negotiations on the government's weak position mean that almost eighteen months off to the u.k. voted to leave you know much about the future is clear bottom phillips al-jazeera westminster. while thousands of people have been protesting across catalonia after spain's supreme court refused to grant bail to four procession leaders accused of sedition they took to the streets even as campaigning is underway for the december twenty first election catalonia as former vice president who's been refused bail says the move us to stop him from running in the election the government of madrid
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says the early election is an attempt to find a democratic way out of the crisis sparked by october's secession referendum. the organization of american states says it cannot be certain about the election results in honduras citing irregularities errors and systematic problems there have been widespread protests over the delay on announcing a winner with opposition challenger salvador saying the results have been manipulated a recount of last month's vote gave a slight lead to the incumbent presidents one orlando hernandez got forty three percent of the ballots cast while in the house forty one percent it's police in malta have arrested ten people in connection with the murder of a leading investigative journalist. whose reporting focused on corruption on the island nation was killed in a car bombing in october under multis law police have forty eight hours to question the suspects before deciding whether to press charges the suspects were detained
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during early morning raids in three different parts of the island. u.s. president donald trump has announced the dramatic reduction of two historic national monuments in the state of utah the controversial decision will see the bears ears national monuments shrink by nearly ninety percent and the grand staircase escalante by half the move could open up public lands across the u.s. to mining and development gallagher reports. over the weekend thousands of protesters gathered outside the state capitol building in salt lake city this is truly a monumental mistake room is that president trump plan to scale back national monuments have been rife for months now its official two of utah is most important wilderness areas have been dramatically reduced have come to utah to take a very historic action to reverse federal overreach and re store the
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rights of this land to your citizens the decision affects the bears ears and grand staircase escalante national monuments it also represents the biggest reduction of public lands protection in u.s. history america's public lands they belong to everyone by lifting those protections those lands and all of their treasures within them the natural wonders and sacred sites they will now be open to private again those in favor say it's about getting the land back from big government it's about control and overreach of the federal government we want that access to remain open and people be able to enjoy the scenery and the area like they do right now the movie is bound to be challenged in court cross the us lines that have enjoyed special status could now be leased for energy exploration but president trump says so-called federal land grabs over over together we will usher in a bright new future of one doing well for liberty and law and patriotism and
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pride all across this great land. environmentalists and native american tribes say the move threatens both archaeological sites and national heritage some states have long pushed for control over their own lines but the president may have just set the stage for years of legal battles and gallacher al-jazeera one of the largest diamonds ever discovered has been sold at auction in new york for a six and a half million dollars the seven hundred nine carat peacetime and was found in sierra leone gabriel is also reports from new york it sits in a secured room glistening and ready for sale to the highest bidder and possibly help the people of the village far away where it was found this is a seven hundred nine carat diamond but to be the fourteenth largest diamond ever discovered it was auctioned for six point five million dollars in new york but it
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was about more than the selling price i think the true value of this diamond is the symbolism and the meaning behind it but to fully appreciate this gem and realize why it's called the peace diamond you have to look at where it came from. here in the village of core yard in sierra leone a place so poor has no electricity water schools or hospitals it was a pastor who found the diamond in the village and he was in new york for the auction and still at a loss for words and what it was like to find the diamond it was amazing i cannot see. because you know i was that expects this kind of. stone he decided to hand it over to the government a rare decision in a country where diamonds are abundant but up and smuggled out of the country. sera leone has
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a long and bloody relationship with diamonds as depicted in hollywood and eleven year civil war partially over the riches from diamonds killed more than forty thousand people trying to now use diamonds for good the government decided to tour the diamond around the world to drum up support for its sale at an auction nearly all the money from the sale price will go back to the government to a fund to help villages ravaged by war that. is improving the lives of the people that is the hope and the resilience of the nation so it is very important for us as a mission not. what ever proceeds we are going to garner from this is way to compliment the government's efforts in providing social services for us one diamond maybe instead of causing conflict bringing a little peace and prosperity to the place it was found gabriel's sandow new york.
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hello again they had lines on al-jazeera yemen's ousted president has been killed by his former allies the host the rebels. yemen for more than three. decades and played it played a pivotal role in the war and the un has described the streets of a battleground as fighting in airstrikes intensify the international committee of the red cross estimates at least one hundred twenty five people have been killed in the past week humanitarian operations including flights to and from the capital have been suspended and the u.n. is calling for a pause in fighting on tuesday to help civilians caught up in the violence. it is paramount that civilians are protected that the wounded or for to say factious to medical care and that all sides facilitate life saving humanitarian access we
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remind all parties. we remind all parties to the conflict that deliberate attacks against civilians and against civilian and medical infrastructure or clear violations of international humanitarian law may constitute war crimes while the developments from yemen have taken the spotlight from other regional issues of the gulf cooperation council meeting in kuwait it's the first g.c.c. summit since a saudi led group cut ties with cats are in june. saudi arabia's ambassador to the u.s. says any recognition of jerusalem is israel's capital would be detrimental to the peace process president donald trump is expected to decide this week whether to move the u.s. embassy there from tel aviv. they were supreme court will allow the trumpet ministration to fully enforce its controversial travel ban until an appeal against that is heard the ruling extends the bands of people from six muslim majority countries plus venezuela and north korea who are already have family members living
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in the u.s. . britain and the european union say they're confident about reaching agreement on the terms of their divorce despite failing to reach a deal on monday the main sticking point of talks is what the border between northern ireland and the republic of ireland will look like those are the headlines inside story is coming up next on al-jazeera stay with us. it's been fifty years since the world's first successful human heart transplant made history how far have we come since that medical milestone and what beating heart technology will help shape the future this is inside story.


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