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hello there live from doha i'm martine denis also coming up the united states imposes the biggest package of sanctions on north korea over its nuclear program. separate suicide attacks in afghanistan target security forces and cobbles diplomatic area. the u.s. confirms its embassy will move from tel aviv to jerusalem by may that's much earlier than expected. the first u.n. diplomats have failed to agree a resolution that would stop the fighting in syria and allow in food and medicine for desperate civilians it's understood that russian objections are blocking agreement and intense negotiations continue our diplomatic editor james spader's has the details. old
a frantic negotiations here at the united nations to try and get a security council resolution passed a great deal of the pressure on the russian ambassador. who has problems with some of the language in the draft resolution drawn up by kuwait and sweden at one point the kuwaiti ambassador the president of the security council appeared with the other nonpermanent members of the so-called elected ten and he sounded upbeat we're still working on. the language on some of the but i get asked but we are almost there and we would like you know as have been holding as a president of the council to thank actually the eight ten for their support to a lot of votes and hopefully you are so close to adopt this illusion today throughout the day votes were scheduled then perspire owned meetings were delayed towards the end of the day the u.s. ambassador nikki haley tweeted unbelievable that russia is stalling a vote on
a ceasefire allowing humanitarian access in syria how many more people will die before the security council agrees to take up this vote let's do this tonight the syrian people wait but in the end the security council decided to postpone its vote until saturday this was the comment from the swedish ambassador i'm trying to facilitate and meaningful outcome of this security council so i can only protect what we're trying to do and that is to have a resolution adopted yesterday and now we have not achieved i find that extremely frustrating given what we are faced with on the ground at the end of the day the russian ambassador was chatting with his syrian colleague bash i'll jaffrey it's still unclear whether any vote will actually take place and whether a vote will pass what is certain is that the syrian government bombardment for now will continue. well as james said lack of action at the u.n.
means more suffering for the people inside syria more than four hundred forty civilians have died in just six days in singles or learn a summer binge of aid reports. there's a lot of every day us they call out for those left on another floor but in the dense dust and debris it's hard to see who's left the upper floor is on fire. trucks with. the doctor tells ali to open his eyes so he can wash medical workers in eastern guta are calling for urgent assistance because of the continuous heavy bombardment. incendiary bombs are now appearing in the night skies weapons intended to start large fires when they hit the ground. people in bodies are pulled out from crevices between buildings the nearly four hundred thousand people in the besieged enclave are dying in their hundreds how to be
a bad what's taking place in eastern is a genocide and a crime against humanity in violation of international and humanitarian law and the perpetrators should be held liable accountable and cannot escape punishment under any circumstances russia is to blame for directly being involved in the military campaign and even apartment graphic videos we've chosen not to show you contain body parts scattered in the aftermath of the latest onslaught by the assad government and its allies. the opposition holds russia and iran responsible. when the dust settles the destruction is clear people have been forced to live in underground shelters. one message to the security council is for a cease fire or truce for days airstrikes and bombardments of forced families and children into underground shelters we can't do anything we can't even go outside to get food but when the outside looks like this there aren't many places people can go to the ferocity of the bombardment and the arrival of troops on the outskirts of
both are battling with fighters it's reminiscent of what happened to other rebel held parts in places like homs and aleppo entire populations were evacuated to new places in syria and people inside besieged with the have been cheering order of evacuation zones convinced that this is what is going to happen to them as well. now to afghanistan where they have been two separate attacks in different parts of the country a suicide bomber in the capital killed at least one person in the diplomatic area and six other people were injured that's the first attack tony badly is in kabul and you can tell us about that tony what more do we know about this particular explosion and what space of a secure area. well very few details have come out at the moment but we have had a report from islamic state that they have claimed responsibility for their attack
as you say it was in the diplomatic area it was aimed at the afghan army intelligence center and we understand that one person has been killed and eight wounded the other attack was in helmand province in lashkar city taliban have claimed responsibility for that another suicide bomber one person killed and six injured we understand we've also heard about a third attack on a military installation in the alley district where two afghan soldiers are being killed again a court there's no coordination with what we can see at the moment but i saw probably hitting islamic state probably hitting back because they want to show they still have a presence and can attack and shows just how tenuous the security situation is in afghanistan today. you're hearing these attacks almost on a weekly basis now of the the spring offensive that we're expecting the taliban really runs in from one offensive to another it's nonstop the united nations or
just issued a report showing that last year for example there are more suicide attacks and explosions by than ever before the more civilians being killed now ten thousand killed and wounded last year most of them a lot of them from suicide attacks so this campaign is is being stepped up we also see that the americans now are using more aerial firepower they're using more bombs than ever before to try and stop the taliban and islamic state and of course at the end of the day it's the civilians who are bearing the brunt of this as always all right now tell me where they live in kabul thank you very much. government buildings in mere miles traveled rakhine state have been targeted in a series of bombings three separate explosions went off in the state's capital city way early on saturday injuring at least one policeman another three unexploded devices the seized three days ago a bomb killed two bank employees in the northeastern city of last year no one's
claimed responsibility for the attacks the other camera hinges salvation army has been fighting with the military over the past year. u.s. president donald trump says washington is imposing its largest ever set of sentients on north korea they aim to isolate and put pressure on pyongyang to give up its nuclear program the measures specifically target maritime activity sixteen north korean shipping companies have been sanctioned along with several bases in hong kong china and taiwan twenty eight ships are on the list again mostly north korean but two are from panama one from the kemar us and another from tanzania one individual taiwanese possible holder is also on the list that are going to name has more now from south korea. an official with the south korean foreign ministry says this is a reaffirmation of the united states' desire to move towards a peaceful diplomatic resolution of the korean issue and that these additional
sanctions are in keeping with the policy of trying to exert maximum pressure through sanctions to get north korea to denuclearize the official also says that he hopes that this latest round of sanctions will inspire the international community to continue imposing that is clearly an illusion to russia and china who not only been accused of not doing their part to impose current saying but perhaps helping north korea evade them during the latest round of sanctions announced chinese shipping companies and vessels are on the blacklist this is what south koreans are saying that they looked as if it had gotten even if we pursue sanctions we need to have the room for dialogue over the severe sanctions concern me as a south korean because something worse can happen. people today in the. north korean sanctions should continue unless they keep up their nuclear weapons i think
more than thirty percent of the south korean population agrees with me on social media some are saying that the united states is not acting in a considerate manner that it's putting its allies south korea in an awkward position one person saying that perhaps the united states just wants to solve the korean problem on its own another person wondering if the continued isolation of north korea will inspire a quote preemptive strike scenario the big question is how will north korea react. now at least twenty seven people have been killed twenty year been injured in twin bombings in the somali capital mogadishu the first blast was added checkpoint near the presidential palace the second was in front of a popular hotel the armed group al-shabaab has claimed responsibility. still to come here at al-jazeera a former election made to donald trump pleads guilty as more charges every field in
the investigation into alleged russian meddling in u.s. politics. it's cold across much of here i getting told us still as we go on through the next few days in fact in latvia we have already got a. river here nasty conditions set in this does happen every maybe three four five years so it's not that unusual but on usually enough and that very cold air is going to stay in place for quite some time further south we've got a little disturbance making its way across the mediterranean just nudging a little further north woods lots of unsettled weather here and to the north of the flats when it's really time to snow we've had some breaks snow across parts of croatia schools and roads have been badly affected in the process to saturday as
that cold air hovering around freezing in vienna in minus twelve the top temperature in moscow and even western parts four degrees celsius the high in paris twenty six celsius in london going into sunday is colder still a keen easterly wind really making things feel pretty better as we call one through the the next couple of days and further south some more rain more snow coming in across central areas of the mediterranean pushing a little further north was the northern parts of africa still quasi quite a stiff wind by you know just coming out of algeria highs analogy is the thirteen degrees.
right. a reminder now of our top stories here at al-jazeera the united nations security council is pressed spend a vote on a draft resolution for a cease fire in syria until saturday in the meantime the syrian military is bombardment of eastern ghouta looks set to continue more than four hundred forty civilians have been killed in just six days of attacks on the rebel held on planes . have been three attacks in afghanistan
a suicide bomber killed at least one other person in the capital kabul in the diplomatic area and in southern helmand province another suicide attack targeted security forces killing one the defense ministry says eighteen soldiers were killed in another attack this one carried out by the taliban in the western part of the country. president trump says washington is imposing its largest of a set of sanctions on north korea they're aimed at isolating and putting pressure on pyongyang to give up its nuclear program the latest measures specifically target north korea's shipping activity. of the sanctions also include companies that are in hong kong in china itself and in taiwan and ripple. comments on social media largely support the sanctions many expressing frustration with north korea but there are some who say that it's china's responsibility and
not the u.s. to bring their neighbor in line beijing is north korea's closest ally and biggest trading partner and it's seen as having the most clout when it comes to pyongyang's affairs but since. and jon and kate's power relations have soured particularly due to pyongyang's refusal to attend you can arise asian talks hosted by being jang beijing has taken a tough stance against conjunctions regime and cooperated with previous un sanctions including a blockade on the oil and fuel which would have had a huge impact on north korea and fact the latest data from china's customs show that trade has dropped fifty two percent from a year earlier educating that china has largely be complied with the u.n. sanctions what is interesting though is as china climbs down on exchanges to pyongyang hong kong has become a major source of funds for north korea the u.s. has called on the territory to tighten regulations and next week a new set of rules will come into place to close loopholes and shipping and other transfers while the u.s.
has sent warnings to north korea and shown it means business analysts say that in order to enforce any of these latest measures effectively china will have to be on board. the united states has confirmed that it will open its new embassy in jerusalem this may that's must surely have been expected palestinians of condemned the announcement saying it's a provocation rowson jordan reports. the news the u.s. embassy would move from television to jerusalem on may fourteenth came not in a communique but in a tweet from israel's intelligence minister i would like to congratulate donald trump on his decision to transfer the u.s. embassy on israel's seventieth independence day no greater gift than that a short time later the u.s. president donald trump confirmed the news in the speech i was hit by more countries and more pressure and more people calling begging me don't do it don't do it don't do it. i said we have to do it it's the right thing to do it wasn't december trump
announced he was moving the embassy to jerusalem. and he angered those who said the u.s. was basically giving jerusalem to israel outside of final status talks with the palestinians the palestinian president mahmoud abbas was among those who condemned but at the u.n. security council this week it was clear abbas had moved on he told them basters the era of the u.s. as an honest broker is over and that it's time to try something new and money out of grammar i would call for the convening of an international peace conference by mid two thousand and nineteen based on international law and relevant un resolutions with broad international participation including the two concerned parties and regional and international stakeholders one toasting a politician says the embassy is an affront to his community choose this date this presents
a very serious provocation to the palestinian side besides the fact that moving the embassy to jerusalem is by its participation in violation. a us based analyst called the move in date very bad foreign policy rather than just giving jerusalem away to the israelis what he could have done and said we will acknowledge jerusalem as the capital of israel if you dismantle all the illegal settlements and so what he stand now it seems given away very big valuable check and essentials gotten nothing in return the ambassador david friedman and a few aides will join current consulate staff at their office in jerusalem a new building won't be built for several years there's no denying the embassy move will affect any and all peace talks going forward rosalyn jordan al-jazeera washington. a lebanese man has been arrested on suspicion of being involved in the death of a filipina maint in kuwait. his body was found in a freezer more than a year of the chivas. bulleted missing police arrested her former employer. in
lebanon his wife is also a suspect but remains at large demand for less is death prompted the philippine government to ban new deployments of workers to kuwait and to repatriate hundreds of its nationals from there some catholics in the philippines have been marching in protest against president deter taze anti drugs campaign three thousand alleged drug users have been killed since the war on drugs began to turkey took office in two hundred sixteen police officers are accused of involvement in many of the deaths church leaders of called on the president to end the campaign. special counsel robert who's investigating alleged russian interference in the u.s. election has revealed the latest charges against an ex trump aide polenta fault he's accused of secretly paying unnamed european politicians in twenty twelve and
twenty thousand teen to love me for ukraine's then government which was. cold pay the same manifold also while the politicians two million euro's but it comes as another former campaign aide has changed his plea to guilty rick gates's admission of conspiracy and lying to the f.b.i. means he's willing to cooperate and testify against others as patty culhane now explains. why thank you it's happened again another member of donald trump's twenty sixteen campaign walks into the courthouse and pleads guilty to a serious felony conspiring against the united states and line to investigators gates isn't a household name but it's believed he played an important role in the campaign and inauguration often seen right next to his boss like here preparing for his party's acceptance speech gates was the former deputy campaign manager for trump and
a longtime business partner of campaign chairman paul man of fort gates was indicted with manna for it last october for money laundering later face charges of bank fraud and tax evasion both men originally pled not guilty gates joined the term campaign in june of two thousand and sixteen and stayed on after man a fort was fired this will put more pressure on man afford to follow suit and flip giving evidence on people higher up in the campaign he was in that critical meeting between donald trump jr jared cushion or and a russian lawyer linked to the kremlin this is now the third trump campaign official to come to this courthouse and plead guilty with that there's been a lot more talking conservative circles the president should simply pardon every. when involved under the constitution he can do that you can pardon pretty much anybody except himself it would be politically risky but there's another problem the special counsel's been working with state's attorneys and when it comes to stay crimes well there's literally nothing the president can do to interfere so far
nineteen people have been indicted in connection with the mole or investigation into possible russian collusion for have flipped make it likely that more rests are coming and making it harder to say there's nothing here it discredits more and more the claim that this is just fake news there's nothing there of there's nothing there why are people pleading guilty they usually do that in order for prosecutors to get people more powerful in this case closer to the president what's not know just how high this will go if it's possible it could lead to the president himself . al-jazeera washington now the un estimates that more than two hundred twenty million people currently undernourished and are facing hunger across the african continent the u.n. food and agricultural organization f.a.a. has been discussing ways to deal with the problem at its regional conference in sudan from where have a morgan now overfull. ministers government officials and other cultural experts
from nearly all african countries gathered to address one of the continent's biggest challenges food insecurity all seem to have one goal in mind sustainable agriculture and food development and i'm very pleased to see. we are indeed a school in france with. you know our decision. build consensus take some time but after the changing constancy to help was move forward faster in the implementation. of what you have agreed. food insecurity has long been a challenge in africa the host country sudan once regarded as a bread basket has three point five million people facing hunger fear a sudanese learned of resources on of opportunities has so very good such a resources not sure resources which if it is utilized efficiently is going to be
significantly to africa and. this needs to ration which africa continues. to of is a resources which can be done here in utilizing these huge resources but collaboration amongst countries is the first step on a long journey nearly every african country has are present in this regional conference but battling the problem of food shortages in the continent will not come easy despite the conclusions from the meetings they not admission says conflict is one of the main reasons and for several african countries where has been part of everyday life for years two hundred twenty four million are deemed to be facing hunger in africa two countries on the continent have faced famine in the past seven years were in other african countries has forced millions to leave their homes and farmlands exacerbating an already dire situation and this climate change threatens countries already in varying levels of food insecurity some fear that
while the intention to fight hunger is there more needs to be done it will take determination it will take action. because africa has the potential to feed itself but potential doesn't fit people so we have to translate that potential into action . conferences are good in themselves but they do not serve any purpose if we end up with the parishioners that never get action and actions that will impact the lives of millions across africa who desperately wait for a change in their situation people morgan al-jazeera khartoum. the european council president donald tusk has warned the u.k.'s approach to the next stage of the breck that negotiations is based on pure illusion speaking the e.u. summit in brussels is a britain still trying to cherry pick its future relationship with the blog and that follows reports that the british prime minister to resign may's divided cabinet has finally reached
a common position reports suggest that senior ministers are now backing a plan that they call managed divergence and this would mean the u.k. accepting some e.u. regulation after bracks it mr tosk however dismissed the plan. government seems to be moving towards a more detailed position. however if the media reports are correct. i'm afraid that. today it's based on. it looks like the loss of life. from the very start it has been a key principle of ten to seven that can be no cherry picking. single market a la carte this is and will continue to keep principle i have no doubt that
from the war in syria to the plight of mammals or him millions of people have been forced to leave their homes across the world their plight is a major theme at this year's but in film festival it's only. in recent years this has become a recurring image the human cost of the refugee crisis. in the film eldorado we see the desperate journeys being undertaken for a better life. from the moment of rescuing those driven. to the start of the process that will bring them ashore. in a country where some people do not want them. and which puts them to work in jobs which paid little so certainly that is the view the film's director wants the viewer to take. in there if we. hope. that they will find. but. somebody in the film.
the informant floria and. or even worse the theme of migration is prominent in several films at this year's festival where collectively the different aspects of adapting to difficult circumstances are laid bare and where we see the individual human stories of failure and success. as in the film which tells the story of money i'm shot a stateless refugee in lebanon who forms a catering company with friends in the bush camp south of beirut and only at it can i see it i love it most of them wished for something related to cooking because they're good at cooking and it's something they do daily in the film we see their struggles to build their business and how their efforts help to heal the wounds of war. has been brought to the screen by thomas morgan
he told me why he felt this was a story he had to direct the fact that it was women and taking their dignity and their power back and having this is unbelievable will through to the finish but i've always told stories of like underdog stories always always people who face incredible odds and their lives and what they're doing and so i think miriam really . in doing this not just for herself but for an entire community really embraced this opportunity. the berlin film festival will soon be drawing to a close but the issues many of its films have highlighted will not. dominate can al-jazeera. will with al-jazeera and these are the top stories the u.n. security council's press posed a vote on a draft resolution which would impose a ceasefire in syria. in the meantime the syrian military bombardment of recent
looks set to continue more than four hundred forty civilians have now been killed in six days of attacks on the rebel held. there's been three attacks in afghanistan a suicide bomber killed at least one other person in the capital kabul diplomatic area in the southern province of helmand another suicide bar blast which targeted the security forces it killed one and the third attack took place in the west of the country where eighteen soldiers were killed as an army outpost in. president trump says washington is imposing its largest ever set of sanctions on north korea they're aimed at isolating him putting pressure on pyongyang to give up its nuclear and missile programs the latest measures specifically target the north shipping activity. government buildings in troubled rakhine state have been targeted in a series of bombings three separate explosions went off in the state capital city
way early on saturday injuring at least one policeman another three unexploded devices were seized three days ago a bomb killed two bank employees in the northeastern city of last year no one has claimed responsibility so far. the investigation into russian interference in the u.s. election has unsealed the latest charges against former trump a poor man a fort he's accused of secretly paying european politicians to love me on behalf of ukraine in twenty two and twenty thirteen another former trump aide rick gates and change his plea to guilty he's facing charges of conspiracy and lying to investigators in the inquiry the guilty plea indicates he's willing to cooperate and provide testimony against others. the u.s. is it will open. this may that expected. saying it's a provocation the decision in december to move the embassy from tel aviv to
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