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we can say that the syrian government was behind this attack we talked about this the other day the united states says it has proof of who carried out a chemical attack in duma as it considers military action. is back need a vengeance but with a difference. the head of the u.n. warns against a full blown escalation in syria. where again i'm here with al-jazeera live from doha also coming up one palestinian is dead hundreds more wounded in the latest protests at the girls and israel border. a summit of americas kicks off without some of the region's top leaders.
and the cold war is back with the dire assessment from the u.n. secretary general antonio as an international standoff escalates over a suspected chemical attack in syria the u.s. and its allies are considering military action against syria in response to last saturday's alleged chemical attack in duma the leaders of france and the u.k. have agreed to work closely with washington at another u.n. security council meeting the fourth this week syria's main ally russia again claimed it was a fabrication it was staged by western powers britain in particular while in washington the u.s. state department says it now has evidence that links pressure our assets government to the attack we can say that the syrian government was behind this attack we
talked about this the other day the white house says address this as well. we know that this was a chemical weapon that was used in syria the exact kind or the mix that we are still looking into there are some television shows out there in the united states that have started to ask well why aren't we releasing all this intelligence information right now a lot of the stuff is classified at this point so those things we're going to hold pretty close to the vest on our from our correspondent at the u.n. mike hanna. a kiss on both cheeks for the russian ambassador but any hope that the russian american rhetoric would record don was soon dashed as the ambassadors continued what this week has become a familiar confrontation in the security council denial of any attack on one side the story of the producers didn't you there when you there is no credible confirmation of this l specialist found no traces of toxic substances the residents of duma know about no such attack all information about the alleged attackers have
been provided by n.t. government forces forces who have interest in such development of events an incredulous response. i started to listen to my russian friend and respond. but instead i'm in awe of the silly and how you say what you say with a straight face i really really the secretary general's impassioned call for unity in the council was clearly ignored and turn your to terrorists painting a bleak picture of a world facing multiple conflicts the cold war is back with a vengeance but with a difference the mechanisms in the safeguards to manage the risks of escalation that existed in the past no longer seem to be present and another familiar scene at the start of the session the us ambassador once again entering with her french and british allies and in an apparently posed huddle sending
a clear signal of joint concern and possibly joint action mike hanna al-jazeera united nations we molly moscow russia's foreign minister has appeared to accuse britain of being behind what he said was a faked chemical attack but. our specialists who examined the area did not find any confirmations of the application of chemical weapons chlorine or of any other kind moreover we have irrefutable evidence that this was another staging which the social services of a certain nation how to handle a nation that is trying hard to be in the front row of that anti russia campaign well the u.k. of us wish to deny what it's describing as bizarre allegations this is great task it's a blatant lie it's the worst piece of fake news we've seen from the russia propaganda machine but i would like to take this opportunity to state categorically to you the world's press that britain has no involvement and would never have any involvement
in the use of a chemical weapon. so while all of this is going on the u.s. is reportedly amassing its largest air and naval strike force since the two thousand and three invasion of iraq it includes ten warships and two submarines in the mediterranean and gulf region a guided missile destroyer with up to sixty tomahawk missiles that's already within striking range on wednesday the u.s.s. harry truman carrying ninety aircraft and five s cool ships set sail for the mediterranean for its part britain has eight cruise missile capable to native files jets at cypress space akrotiri is also deployed submarines armed with tomahawk land attack missiles and according to the london times newspaper the u.k. has offensive cyber weapons prepared as part of the strike operation to deceive
russian and syrian air defense radars well i've been speaking about this military build up with retired u.s. army major mike lyons and he told me that he's doubtful as to whether a military strike would actually stop the use of chemical weapons in syria. we've got to try to negotiate this maybe a little bit more i'm a little more optimistic at the u.n. perhaps we can get a cuban missile crisis moment there where we can show proof and specifically get the russians to agree but it doesn't look like that's the case both sides are hardening and i just don't know what those military targets are and i don't know if the syrians now have embedded themselves more with the russians if if the united states kills russian soldiers with this military strike and the coalition forces i think things could escalate very quickly well we want to make sure the assad regime recognizes that use of chemical weapons is a complete no nonstarter can't do it he's got challenges inside of the civil war but we don't want to see him launching these chemical weapon attacks it's you know based on
a treaty that was developed at the end of the second world war of democratized nations saying we were going to use these weapons again and the question is will a military strike achieve that end the strike that the u.s. did last year creating a runway it created some challenges for the saudi government but it didn't stop them and they're as as a mess or helli said there's been another attack since so what's it going to take is the military really going to be you as a as a hammer to basically stop it to stop these chemical attacks and what that means is we're going off there every single chemical target and any capability that they have when it comes to delivering table chemical capabilities. now away from syria and gaza's health ministry says one palestinian has been killed more than seven hundred fifty others injured in the latest day of protests along the border with israel thirty four palestinians have been shot dead by the israeli army since the demonstrations began at the end of march harri force it. was one of the protest organizers had called this third friday of demonstrations along the gaza
border the day of burning the israeli flag demonstrators carried a mocked up coffin there in the pictures of israeli soldiers whose bodies are believed to have been held in gaza since the twenty fourteen war. but at the center of this protest for a third week with thousands of teenagers and young men unarmed prepared to approach the border fence despite the all too obvious risks israeli soldiers had already killed more than thirty demonstrators and injured more than a thousand with live fire in the first two protests. the sixteen year old ismail salim understands the dangers all too well he was shot and injured in the initial round of demonstrations against donald trump's declaration in december recognizing jerusalem as israel's capital in the last hour or so that now i want to send my message to the world that we have the right to live like other nations and other children living through both should not be our destiny while other flippin pace and stability. protection such as it was was delivered in the film of time burned to
provide a scream from israeli snipers since the last protest israeli troops have erected a secondary fence at this site three hundred meters inside gaza and territory protesters made repeated sometimes successful attempts to drag sections of it away israeli soldiers responded with tear gas and live bullets. not necessarily seven o'clock there are still people are being taken towards the ambulances another injured man here with a gunshot wound to the lower leg that has been a tactic throughout for the last three weeks the israeli military has. we're missing to continue to use life i really don't see just as they feel they can go that's right throughout the day israeli army released video of what it said was an attempt to breach the border fence in southern gaza it said molotov cocktails and i e d's as well as rocks had been thrown towards israeli troops accusing gaza's ruling faction hamas of using the protests as cover it's a charge the organizers reject pointing to the sheer number of
a mom demonstrators who've been shot since the protest began its shoot to kill and shoot to me thinking that by doing that they are going to intimidate and terrorize people but the people are quite detailed men to come to organize nonviolent peaceful protests in order to send a message to the whole word to tell them there are to you and is it wishing according to what i what it said the demonstrations are due to carry on into the middle of next month when israel celebrates its seventieth anniversary and palestinians marks seventy years of what they call nakba the catastrophe. gaza's overstretched ambulance crews and hospital staff knew that at least until then this is how fridays will be sorry for said al-jazeera gaza. the u.s. vice president has announced that his country will give sixteen million dollars to help support the hundreds of thousands of people who fled political and economic turmoil in venezuela my pence made the pledge at the anything day of the summit of
the americas in peru john homan is there. the summit the americas in lima peru is now underway but with a few notable absence is possibly top of the list president donald trump of the united states he decided that he needed to stay home and concentrate on syria rather than coming here he's not a president that's popular in latin america but his presence would have lent weight i'm christy to this summit so it's cast a bit of a cloud over it that he's not coming also not coming is president nicolas maduro of venezuela but he's not turning up because he was uninvited by the host country group lots of countries in the region disapproving of venezuela because of the financial and humanitarian problems there and the upcoming elections that many other countries regard as that they won't be fair so also we've now heard that raul castro the president of cuba will also not be coming to the summit that's
significant because it was going to be his last regional appearance before stepping down as the president of cuba now the remaining leaders many of them that have turned up going to be discussing corruption that's the official theme of the summit that's especially poignant here in peru a country that lost its president in the last couple of weeks as part of the scandal that's rocked latin america a bribery scandal so that is a very relevant thing the question is whether in just over a day and a half or two leaders are going to be able to come up with concrete solutions to try and tackle that problem of corruption. still to come here at al-jazeera find out which of pakistan's former prime ministers is banned from politics for life but have the details. laying out is the beginning of this year. the label of the democratic republic of congo. to get their
way. will be retracing their journey. from the clear blue sky of the dove home. to the fresh fruits and breeze in the seat of the law. how i we've got plenty of rain in the forecast was central and southern parts of china at the moment this big area of wet weather is sliding its way further south was ahead of that not too bad in hong kong thirty degrees celsius it will increase and humid and then the rain will make its way further south with this we go through sunday say some very heavy downpours possibility of some localized flooding by this stage and that wet weather extends right down into the northern half of vietnam sunshine is showers meanwhile across southeast asia most sunshine than showers but if you do catch a shower it will be a lively one still some wet weather there just around much of
a lazy sunday seeing some very heavy showers as any possibility further north generally fine in try for thailand bangkok at thirty five degrees weakening up to thirty three in jakarta wanted to showers here on saturday and sunday if anything maybe just popping up a little as we go on into the only possible next week shall is popping up across sri lanka at present we've got to deal of wet weather there into southern parts of in the interest flanker itself has been rather just recently and further north you notice a fair amount of cloud just spilling out of pakistan into the far northwest of in the in between it's fine dry more hot sunshine for all. the weather sponsored by cats are everybody's. story fourteen hundred years in the make. a story of succession and the leadership. of jersey
that tells the story of dispute and division at the heart. of the caliph episode to. just zero. time visiting to look at the top stories here doubtless here in the us as it now has proof that the syrian government was behind this is right to chemical weapons attack in the town of duma is working with france i'm britain on a possible military response to the incident syria's main ally russia says the attack was staged by western palace. girls as health ministry says one palestinians
being killed at least seven hundred others have been injured in the latest protest along the border with israel. and the u.s. has pledged sixteen million dollars for hundreds of thousands of people who fled political and economic turmoil in venezuela vice president mike pence announced the aid of the opening day of a regional summit in peru. now the former pakistani prime minister nawaz sharif has been banned from politics for life five supremes judges made the ruling on friday sharif was removed from office last july over corruption allegations which he has repeatedly denied. i come out hi to has more from the pakistan capital islamabad. a landmark decision by the supreme court which would have huge implications for the ruling party progress on muslim league now watch i don't know why should a void earlier disqualified by the court and july of last year over the palomar
data leak scandal of course she's facing a probe by the national accountability court now washer dave and his supporters of course have been taunting that you're dishing it saying that they're being with my fellow day one the whole trial even quite controversial the reject you all form the people belonging to the. families who've been staunch all one until. that inclusion in jackie. all of the shore you know which where the water is going to go . it was a man a black spot on the judicial history of. the on the wall street if you don't believe the flags that is being called however another senior politician from the budget on day he can charge of the opposition was also disqualified under the same article in december his party of god has said that danish break the law but the ruling government is saying. now why should he leave brush up or die you have
already been called by court for contempt of court and also one of them has been stand for a month or jail however the ruling party is not going to accept their verdict the people across was really saying that there is indeed a board decision by the country's supreme court which i said despite any ambiguity pertaining goodish constitutional law. a syrian asylum seeker who has been stuck. for more than a month may now be allowed to stay in malaysia has come to this imposes from the united arab emirates and this right that failed to get into other countries but now the malaysian government is considering giving him special status plus of the rituals from k.l. . so an airport isn't the most comfortable place to spend a night for hassan al contact it's been home for nearly forty nights hassan's rail
home to syria has been devastated by war he wants to go to a third country that will accept him but hasn't found one when al jazeera spoke to her son he told us he wanted to get word out to his family that he thinks it's going to be ok or. so or just think. what's happening is both going on do. you want them to know that i'm not going back to the peacetime. have an air conditioner. or. want to sleep. but has and says he's getting worried because he only has nine more months on his passport says he hasn't tried to contact syrian officials in kuala lumpur that's because he doesn't want to be sent back he's been surviving on the kindness of strangers
including a sudanese student osama saberi who heard about the syrian plight via social media . because. so. since hassan story went viral there have been many office of help people have been donating money to pay for his ticket out of malaysia the home ministry told al-jazeera they are deciding whether to allow him to stay but has and says that might only be a temporary solution as malaysia does not recognize refugees so he's still looking for a way out florence louis al-jazeera kuala lumpur. the government of the democratic republic of congo is boycotting its own donor conference in geneva on friday saying the united nations has exaggerated the number of people who need aid the u.n. says escalating violence has displaced more than four million people within the
country and that since december alone seventy thousand people have fled fighting in the eastern part of the country the camps in neighboring uganda marcum webb has retraced the refugees journeys he's traveled from uganda's capital kampala to the chiang wiley camp on the shores of lake albert where most of the refugees are resettled he then crossed the league to say need landing site on the d.l. sea side many refugees then take boats to escape to uganda and finally went on to bunia to a camp for internally displaced people. it's taken days for cooma corinne and her children to get from have village in the democratic republic of congo to the safety of this refugee camp in uganda with two year old patrice yeah. and he septic sprays just too much. life in the camp begins with vaccines and a medical check. fled her village after her brother in law was killed by
a militia with machetes. husband patricia's father was left behind. when the fighting started we were very skinny it other people ran away but my husband wasn't around so i waited after everyone left i was alone i decided to run . as among thousands who fled to uganda since the beginning of this year most of them arrive here by boat on the shores of lake albert that borders the two countries the un registers them before taking them to the camps. retraced their journey across the lake. carrying already.
showing. the u.n. says the people who took this journey are among millions of congolese in need of help displaced by multiple conflicts across the country says the crisis is neglected and he wanted governments meeting at a conference in geneva to donate around one and a half billion dollars when we reached the congolese side of the lake we found more people who fled their homes many here couldn't afford the boat unlike those in uganda they receive almost no assistance that the government says the un's greatly exaggerated the number of people affected by the crisis and so it didn't attend the conference. we're not trying to deny that there is a humanitarian problem but we don't consider it's at that level we have to avoid making a business and of the humanitarian situation which discourages investors you can bring economic development. it's clear that many congolese desperately need help
chronic poverty makes the crisis much worse malcolm web al-jazeera you turi problems in the democratic republic of congo the nigerian president says a rift within the armed group boko haram is hampering talks to release girls who were abducted from chip about four years ago fighters kidnapped two hundred seventy six girls from their school in the northeastern region in twenty fourteen some of them managed to escape and others have been released but one hundred of them are still missing a report by unicef the un's children's agency says bahu around has abducted more than a thousand children in the area over the last five years almost two thousand three hundred teachers have been killed and fourteen hundred schools destroyed now president trump has issued a full pardon to the man who was chief of staff to former vice president dick cheney lewis scooter libby was convicted of lying to investigators and obstruction
of justice in two thousand and seven after the identity of a cia agent was leaked unofficial reports from washington. he was dick cheney's right hand man inclusive confident but after a four year investigation into how the cia official valerie plame is name was leaked to the porter's. scooter libby find himself in court charged with lying to the f.b.i. and obstructing a cia investigation he was convicted of obstruction of perjury and lying to the f.b.i. he was sentenced to thirty months in jail he never served one day his sentence commuted by president george w. bush his boss's boss know he's been given a full pardon by president trump pardon libby was the right thing to do after the principal witness recanted her testimony the d.c. court of appeals panel unanimously voted to restore mr libby's bar membership after being presented credible evidence in support of his version of events and it appears that that key prosecution witness judith miller changed her recollection of
the events in question. it was alleged libby a cia operative valerie plame to reporters she claimed the move ended her career and put agents overseas at risk one mission was to look at husband and career diplomat to see wilson a criticize the iraq war she says donald trump doesn't really care about a criminal case from ten years ago this is a very bad idea it sends a message that that those who commit crimes against national security can be pardoned elected begin by condemn the pardon came just hours after the president attacked former f.b.i. director james comey before the pardon was confirmed and adam schiff one of the leading democrats in congress tweeted on the day the president strongly attacks call me for being a leaker and a liar he considers pardoning a convicted leaker and liar scooter libby and this is the president's we have sending a message to those implicated in the russia investigation you have my back and i'll
have yours the white house is the nine the libby pardon has anything to do with the militant best again insisting it's simply writes are wrong from the past libby was convicted. special counsel was appointed to investigate the plame case the department of justice official who appointed the special counsel james comey. washington. the u.s. justice department has confirmed to president obama's personal lawyer has been under criminal investigation for months prosecutors say they're focusing on michael cohen's business dealings he's also at the center of a controversy over the payment of hush money to a poem star who claims she had an affair with the president acquittals president has confirmed the death of two journalists who were kidnapped last month the men missy's by a faction of colombia's form a fog rebel group on the border between ecuador and colombia. both of them has a new both the incoming c.e.o.
has to manage the auto giant's growing list of struggling car brands or trying to move on from a costly emissions cheating scandal dominic cain has more on the new man in the driver's seat he's a man with a vision at least that's the image his company wants to portray these takes charge of at a time of potentially hard choices when some in the automotive industry believe w. which also skoda audi say that should slim down and concentrate on core brands wanted to lister's. it is our goal to make bargain one of the industry's leading companies when it comes to profit innovation and sustainability. but one issue that won't go away is the so-called diesel gate affair when v.w. fixed emissions tests to show diesel was cleaner than it actually was dealing with it has already cost the v.w. group more than thirty billion dollars and now seemingly its chief executive his
job. was appointed in twenty fifteen at the height of the scandal but in recent times has come under official investigation for what he knew about it and when by removing him and appointing does some analysts believe this move is a statement of intent from v.w. people bang for the op but there are folks the cleanup operation is underway at fault and the rest is leaving after he more or less concluded that diesel scandal and what's needed now. mr d.c. is a visionary and a great supporter of me my billet which is said to be massively pushed forward. so the decision is right also the new structures within v.w. pulling the different brands in order to have better steering it's a step in the right direction that's clearly something senior executives here in v.w. headquarters believe the question will be whether the vision the new boss is something that customers will like the look at. dominic cain al-jazeera involved. and don't
forget there's always a lot more information on the website al-jazeera dot com. travis is a look at the top stories here about jazeera the u.s. and its allies are considering military action against syria in response to last saturday's alleged chemical attack in duma the leaders of france and the u.k. have agreed to work closely on the international response while in washington the u.s. state department says it has evidence that links bashar al assad's government to the attack and we can say that the syrian government was behind this attack we talked about this the other day the white house says address this is what we know that this was a chemical weapon that was used in syria the exact kind or the mix that we are still looking into there are some television shows out there in the united states
that have started to ask well why aren't we releasing all this intelligence information right now a lot of the stuff is classified at this point so those things we're going to hold pretty close to the but in most of the russian foreign minister has a bit to accuse britain of being behind what he said was a faked chemical attack which. are specialists who examined the area did not find any confirmations of the application of chemical weapons chlorine or of any other kind. you're a futile evidence that this was another staging which the social services of a certain nation how to handle a nation that is trying hard to be in the front row of that anti-rational team. health ministry says one palestinian has been killed and at least seven hundred others have been injured in the latest protests along the border with israel thirty four palestinians have been shot dead by the israeli army says the demonstrations began at the end of march. the u.s. has pledged sixteen million dollars in aid for hundreds of thousands of people who
fled political and economic turmoil in venezuela vice president mike pence made the announcement at the opening day of a regional summit simpering the former pakistani prime minister nawaz sharif has been banned from politics for life five supreme court judges made the ruling on friday sharif was removed from office last july over corruption allegations which he has repeatedly denied to date those are the latest headlines from us here at al-jazeera i'll be back in about thirty minutes or so with more of the day's news that's after inside story.