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welcome to al-jazeera life for my headquarters in doha there is a problem also ahead. saudi arabia world for u.s. against moving its embassy in israel from tel aviv to jerusalem saying it will hurt the peace process and heightened tensions in the region small than handshakes but no deal russia sure as leaders failed to reach agreement on. how the u.s. president dramatically reduces the size of two huge national monuments a move that's already sparked legal action. the healing of yemen's ousted president ali abdullah saleh by what the rebels has plunged the war torn country further into chaos 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 had been president for thirty three years and navigated shifting alliances for decades in the style has 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 a televised statement the leader of the said salo 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 had been 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 heidi 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 the institutions of failed most of the structures of failed me has failed the war has further destructive it destroyed. so i think in the in the short run we. saw and the who pushed out how these 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 rebels in the north and in a straight 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 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 in al-jazeera. or yemen's internationally recognized president asked yemenis to rise up against what the forces. and i call upon all of you with an open heart and
a strong will to turn a new page and to get rid of such a nightmare let's put our hands together to end the control of these criminal gangs and to build a new united yemen. where fighting has escalated in recent hours with reports of airstrikes by the saudi led coalition on the presidential palace and tanks also said to be blocking many streets humanitarian operations including flights to and from the capital having to spend as the u.n. is calling for and fighting to help civilians caught in the violence it is paramount that civilians are protected that the wounded or for to say facts as to medical care and that all sides facilitate life saving 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 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 and over the past week some two hundred forty have been engineered and that's putting extra pressure on yemen's struggling medical facilities many of which have been damaged or destroyed by fighting. the clashes were ongoing the entire night until the morning if someone stepped out into the street or fled they would have a bullet hit them in the head chest or body. he was injured this morning at eight a.m. when he went out for his show around the bullets hit the wall and then struck his hand while the developments in yemen have taken the spotlight away from all the regional issues that the gulf cooperation cooperation council meeting in kuwait it is the first in g.c.c. so much since the sol the lead group cut ties with catherine june and the talks could define the future of the blog reports from kuwait. the foreign ministers of the sixty countries arrived in kuwait on monday ahead of the group's thirty eighth
annual summit it's the first time senior ministers have met since three of the member states impose a blockade on qatar back in june saudi arabia the united arab emirates and rain 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 corporation council an organization that was set up to unify through greater trade cooperation and the free movement of people for months now has been leading mediation efforts while cutter's amir has agreed to sit down and discuss differences with his counterparts kuwait's call for dialogue has not been accepted by the blockading countries that's why this g.c.c. 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 blockading countries will be represented by the heads of states or junior ministers
instead the fact about. how they are going to the meeting and if i got the for the first time it would be possible 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 office on the side of the foreign minister i think would be. going in the wrong direction but it's not only the blockade on qatar that's threatening 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 the potential of her. the way for relations to be mended and
a solution found to a crisis that has torn the very fabric of the gulf cooperation council but it's also has the potential of further damaging what is arguably the only source of stability in an extremely volatile and unstable region. kuwait's. israel has reportedly fired missile territory to mask this syrian state t.v. says the military intercepted three missiles which were targeting a military facility northwest of the capital of staying in syria and there's still a lot of relief in sight for hundreds of thousands of civilians trapped in. the rebel enclave has been under siege by government forces since two thousand and thirteen. out of the area over the past three weeks leaving a deescalation agreement made earlier this year in tatters reports. designated as a zone in reality is a battleground. there's supposed to be no military activity under
a deal guaranteed by russia turkey and iran. says there's only escalation of the besieged rebel enclave on the outskirts of the syrian capital. this is supposed to be a safe area but it's not safe planes hit all day and all night. brought several months of relative calm but that changed on sunday at least thirty people were killed and dozens injured in airstrikes that targeted several towns the syrian observatory for human rights said it was the biggest death toll in a single day since pro-government forces stepped up attacks three weeks ago since then up to two hundred civilians have been killed. the regime didn't respect the deescalation agreement the russians said they would provide guarantees they didn't. is on the doorsteps of damascus it's one of the
last remaining areas under the control of the rebels and their last stronghold close to the capital it's a strategic target for the government agencies are worried the intensity of the bombardment is worsening what they call a humanitarian disaster there's a shortage of food. medicines babies have died of starvation many suffer from malnutrition and up to five hundred people among the children are in desperate need of medical evacuation. has been under a government since two thousand and thirteen and the government launched a major military offensive in the. goods the people have had to rely on irregular aid deliveries in the past two months supplies that reach twenty percent of the four hundred thousand people trapped in these. rebel fighters have so far managed to defend their territory it's not clear if the government is planning a large ground campaign or if it is trying to force a surrender with
a siege backed up by nonstop air attacks and shelling it wouldn't be the first time it's used to surrender or starve strategy giving people the choice to leave to rebel held areas in the north or die. the regime is trying to force the residents of. being relocated to the north of syria people here will not. be forcibly displaced. that sentiment could change a pro-government forces stepped up attacks and if the situation becomes even more desperate in this corner of syria the war has not ended and many fear the worst is yet to come. the french president is the latest. possible recognition. as israel's capital. jerusalem status must be decided and peace talks between israelis and palestinians saudi arabia's also weighed in on the issue it's a massive issue the u.s.
says the move could heighten tensions in the region and other arab states have president against moving the embassy from tel aviv israel as its capital but that's not recognized by international. 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 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 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. still ahead on the. u.s. president the question being debated in washington. we can tweak. some of it's policy. we've got some very cold weather pushing into north america over the next couple days particularly out of the canadian prairies and down across the northern plains
of the u.s. . of cloud rolling its way. out of the country down the appalachians then all the way down into the deep south we're going to see the wet weather coming through life the stores a lot of the temperatures minus twelve the top temperature in the heat of the day for when it pack there's that snow that just around central policy and so on terrio pushing over towards quebec it will move further east was eleven. temperature zero celsius a struggling to get as high as freezing at least it's going to be crisp sunshine i suspect they will be clear blue skies for many weather whether the wintry weather up towards the northeast and cola further west they look fine and dry temp just getting up to around ten degrees celsius pleasant sunshine. across much of the caribbean but we still got those live just around panama nick regular costa rica so
it's good to have you with us on al-jazeera and these are our top stories yemen's president has been killed by his former allies. as a battleground and. the international committee of the red cross estimates at least one hundred twenty five people have been killed just in the past week the french president want to get. recognition of jerusalem as israel's capital. that. talks between israelis and palestinians. now in the european union so they're confident about reach an agreement on the terms of the so-called. despite failing to reach
a deal on monday the main sticking point in the break that talks as well the border between the republic of ireland will look like. reports. the day began full of hope when to resume a drug lord your god went into talks the brussels rumor mill had it that a breck's it deal was about to be announced. but when they emerged after several hours there was no deal just two leaders putting a brave face on a disappointing day so i'm still confident that we can reach sufficient progress sufficient progress before the european cultural to fifteen of this is for the failure. of the very strong i'm very confident that we reach an agreement in the course of history on a couple of issues some differences do remain which require further negotiation and
consultation and those will 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 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 the 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 to give her that majority in parliament these
unionists are opposed to concessions on the irish border which they fear could undermine northern ireland's future in the united kingdom. we have been very clear in northern ireland must leave the european union in the same terms as the 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. when. you know they still believe breaks it can be stopped that seems unlikely but the faltering negotiations on the government's weak position mean that almost eight months after the u.k. voted to leave you not much about the future is clear bobby philips al-jazeera westminster. the un's political affairs chief will travel to north korea on tuesday
jeffrey feltman is due to meet foreigners to rehang euro and officials at a meeting with leader kim jong un as lost on the agenda felt one of the first senior u.n. official to visit pyongyang in six years the tensions of the region escalated last week after north korea said its latest ballistic missile test place the u.s. mainland within reach. the u.s. supreme court will allow the trumpet ministration to fully enforce its controversial travel ban until an appeal against it has heard the ruling extends the band of people from six muslim majority countries plus venezuela and north korea. environmentalist in the u.s. have filed a lawsuit against president trump of the dramatic reduction of two historic national monuments and uta the decision will see the bears ears national monument shrank by a percent and the grand staircase escalante by half and a gallagher reports. the weekend thousands of protesters gathered outside the state
capitol building in salt lake city this is truly a monumental mistake rumors 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 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 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 the president trump says so-called federal lang grabs over together we will usher in a bright new future of wonder and wealth liberty and law and patriotism and pride all across this great land. environmentalist's and native american tribes say the move threatens both archaeological sites and national heritage some states have long pushed for control over their own lands but the president may have just set the stage for years of legal battles and a gallica al-jazeera. not on trump's lawyer says he cannot be found guilty of obstruction of justice because of his rights as u.s. president over the weekend trump post
a tweet that implied he knew his former adviser had committed a felony when he directed the former f.b.i. director to go easy on him our white house correspondent can really help that explains. is the president of the united states above the law or is the question being debated in washington following a barrage of weekend tweets by donald trump comes after former truck national security advisor michael flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the f.b.i. on friday in the ongoing investigation into russian meddling in the u.s. election hillary clinton who are many times we are nothing our friends or when lies and they're destroyed in life i think it's a shame on saturday this tweet went out from trump's personal account i had to fire general flynn because he lied to the vice president and the f.b.i. many believe that tweet about firing flynn amounts to an admission of obstruction of justice suggesting truong knew flynn had committed
a felony when he reportedly asked the former f.b.i. director to drop the case again when trump's lawyer john dowd later said it was he said the tweet out from drugs personal account and on monday dowd argued the laws of justice do not apply to the president he told one u.s. news outlet the president cannot obstruct justice because he's the chief law enforcement officer and has every right to express his view of any case for mine pretty good indication but others disagree and point to another president richard nixon who in the one nine hundred seventy s. used the same defense after he resigned for his role in the watergate scandal when the president does it that means that it is not illegal but experts say trump could be in serious legal trouble he has not as some people have tried to suggest above the law but regardless of the criminal case president trump can indeed be charged
in articles of impeachment with obstruction of justice indeed some members in congress are looking into that possibility and may even introduce articles of impeachment by the end of the year kimberly hellcat al-jazeera washington. thousands of people have been protesting a cross after spain supreme court refused to grant bail to four process session leaders accused of sedition they took to the streets as campaigning are underway for the region's election on the twenty first of december as former vice president already on home care says he was refused bail to stop them from running in the polls madrid says the snap vote was an attempt to fire a democratic way out of the crisis sparked by tarver secession referendum. on his former leader who's waiting to hear if he'll be extradited from belgium has opened a campaign rally via video address collis pushed him and urged voters to view the election as the second part of the referendum his government help two months ago.
if there is something they are afraid of if there is something that makes their legs it is that all december twenty first we have the kind of people who will this country to go forward we should vote all together for catalonia we should not get a good result we should win. now one of the largest diamonds ever discovered has been sold at auction in new york for six and a half million dollars the seven hundred and mine carrot star called the paste diamond it's found in sierra leone gabriel is owned over ports 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
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 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 school or hospital 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's amazing i cannot it would express. because you know i was not expecting 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 a long and bloody relationship with diamonds as depicted in hollywood and eleven
year civil war fought 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 now improving the lives of the people that is the hope under the resilience of the nation so it is very important for us as a mission. what ever proceeds we are going to garner from this is a way to compliment the government's efforts in providing services for. one diamond maybe instead of causing conflict bringing a little peace and prosperity to the place it was found gabriel's sandow new york.
is a problem and the headlines on al-jazeera and yemen's also president has been killed by his former allies the hotel rebels on the other less. ruled yemen for more than three decades and played a pivotal role in the civil war well the u.n. has described the streets of samarra as a battleground as fighting and 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 the u.n. is calling for a pause and fighting on tuesday to help civilians caught in the violence it is paramount that civilians are protected that the wounded or afford it safe access to medical care and that all sites 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 international humanitarian law may constitute war crimes while these developments and you have it have taken the spotlight away from all the regional issues of the gulf cooperation council meeting in kuwait as the first g.c.c. summer since the solving led group cut ties with copper in june the french president is the latest to warn against donald trump's possible recognition of jerusalem as israel's capital during a telephone conversation mccrone told trump that jerusalem status must be decided in peace talks between israelis and palestinians trance expected to decide this week whether to move the u.s. embassy there from tel aviv. the u.s. supreme court will allow the trumpet ministration to fully enforce its controversial travel bad until an appeal against it is heard the ruling extends the band to people from six muslim majority countries plus venezuela and north korea
russia and the european union say they're confident about reaching an agreement on the terms of this so-called divorce bill soon despite failing to reach a deal on monday the main sticking point in direct talks is what the border between northern ireland and the republic of ireland will look like those are the headlines on al-jazeera but do stay with us witness is coming up next thank you very much for watching. on counting the cost the goldilocks oil price is there such a thing as the perfect price of crude for consumers and producers financial bubbles and big point the future of job creation in africa the only continent where the young outnumber the old counting the cost at this time.