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the syrian army says several of its military bases in hama and aleppo have come under rocket attack. on welcoming peter w. watching al jazeera live from doha also coming up middle east allies take the measure of america's new secretary of state. demonized by the president but still seeking sanctuary a caravan of refugees ricci's the us mexico border plus. i'm wayne hay in southwestern cambodia where we'll tell you why farmers here aren't concerned about the falling price of paper.
and we're getting some breaking news out of syria this with the states television network is reporting that rockets of struck several military bases in and the aleppo countryside the army is calling it a new aggression by its enemies state media had earlier reported of successive blasts in the western hama province iranian forces are stationed in the area al jazeera as mean al qaida is in syria's aleppo province. another one of them. it's one of the strongest attacks on the military civilians in aleppo described hearing a huge explosion on their description is in line with what the state is saying the first of the airstrikes killed eight people at military posts in the aleppo countryside but we haven't heard a full tally of deaths from the military yet it is clear the explosions were massive equipment used was sophisticated it is only like this strikes carried out by the western trio which had minimal damage what is clear is that the syrian military is still being targeted and this was a big hit after the u.s.
led airstrikes on. syria expert at the washington institute for near east policy he says israeli attacks targeting iranian bases in syria have continued for some time now it seems as if israeli strike is yet to be confirmed but the targets in the recent history of israel bombing inside of syria would suggest that that's who's responsible these are bases bases for iran and regime forces inside of syria iranian forces are spread out throughout the country they are the main backers of bashar al assad on the ground and israel and has launched a campaign to target its assets as they spread throughout the country these bombings rocket attacks and what have you been going on for several months and i think we're going to continue with iran and its proxy. israel allies in what way
may be seen well earlier syrian state media also reports of a deal between the syrian government and opposition fighters under the proposed deal rebels will evacuate the yarmouk camp area south of the capital damascus the syrian government had launched an offensive in the area last week to push out nineteen civilians have been killed in the launch part of a camp posing palestinian refugees in the area has been destroyed in the violence. donald trump's new secretary of state issued a strong warning to iran during his middle east tour might pompei or criticize tehran saying it's destabilizing the whole region pompei as trip included visits to saudi arabia and israel and comes as mr trump edges closer to a decision on whether to pull out of the twenty fifteen iran nuclear deal or a forces from west jerusalem in the middle east mike pompeo double down on the theme that has dominated his first international trip as secretary of state iran's threat to the region and the world and the solidifying u.s.
threat to pull out of the iran nuclear deal iran destabilize this entire region that supports proxy militias and terrorist groups that arms it is an arms dealer to the who the rebels. and iran conducts cyber hacking campaigns that supports the murderous assad regime as well compares arrival in riyadh followed a barrage of eight ballistic missiles fired into saudi territory by hooty fighters in yemen the u.s. and saudi arabia say such missiles come from iran or combine that ticket and we also think that iran should be dealt with by imposing further sanctions further violations of international laws relating to ballistic missiles. iranian missiles are a chief concern of israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu his focus on the risk of their being fired from iranian bases in syria and by hezbollah from lebanon with his talk of a u.s. pullout from the iran deal and new sanctions against tehran pompei as language was
almost interchangeable with netanyahu we remain deeply concerned about iran's dangerous escalation of threats to israel in the region and iran's ambition to dominate the middle east the remains of people thought that iran's aggression would be moderated as a result of signing to do the opposite has happened and iran is trying to gobble up one country after the other both men welcome the u.s. embassy move from tel aviv to jerusalem for the fourteenth of may the day the israeli state was declared seventy years ago maintained that final boundaries within jerusalem were up for negotiation that the u.s. was committed to a lasting peace between israel and the palestinians there was no mention though of the recent demonstrations along the gaza border fence where israeli snipers shot unarmed protesters killing dozens and injuring hundreds might pompei was a different proposition from his predecessor rex tillerson who spent most of his tenure as secretary of state in a state of at best semi detachment from the white house is seen as very close to
president trouble in particular on the issue of iran and so that gives his words extra weight even perhaps especially when they mirror one of to listens frequent messages that saudi arabia is blockade on cancer should and they also stress to the foreign minister the gulf unity is necessary we need it which is a report in the new york times said the message away from the cameras was more direct enough is enough stop the blockade by the time pump am moved on to jordan his chief aim seemed established laying the groundwork for tougher action against iran clear two of the obstacles the e.u. russia and china have all warned against scrapping the nuclear deal the decision will be donald trump's the deadline may the twelfth are a force that al-jazeera west jerusalem joel rubin is a. former deputy assistant secretary of state he says mr pompei and mr trump are on the same page when it comes to the crisis in the gulf over the blockade of cattle after visits by leaders from doha and riyadh the same wasn't the case between trump
and pompei previous rex tillerson the visit to president that really was a successful visit for the kids ariz where president trump was very clear in stating that he supported and the blockade and pompei all got his marching orders in so going to the gulf being direct being clear after that meeting it's no longer possible for the saudis in this instance to believe they can work with. and work with trump and potentially have a difference between the two they really are getting the same message and that's very important for the poets the to have a secretary of state give the same message that said it's a tough message and it's not sure it's not certain that this is going to really create the kind of end game that we want from the u.s. perspective just delivering a tough message to say stop a blockade that's not enough there's going to be need to be more work done than
just asking for it now they've been on the road for almost a month now in the so-called migrant count has arrived at the mexican u.s. border hundreds of people from one jurist guatemala and el salvador say they're fleeing persecution and they have one aim to cross over into safety on american soil while the u.s. president on trump has called the kind of on a threat to america some fully supportive role brunell's has the latest from. the border crossing just south of san diego. even as the group of people traveling from central america the border here at san ysidro california to request asylum in the united states the border protection agency announced that it had already reached its capacity and wouldn't be able to process any more applications for at least the rest of the day now this means that those asylum seekers a may have to wait a day or even more as the bureaucratic process works its way forward but the u.s.
is obligated to at least consider the claims of the people who have come up in central america seeking asylum doesn't mean that they will have to accept them it doesn't mean that the asylum seekers will get residence in the united states but they will at least get some sort of an administrative hearing unfortunately for those people who have come up from central america seeking refuge in the united states about three quarters of all the requests for asylum from central americans to come into the united states are denied ok we cross the border now to manuel paulo who's more from the mexican city of tijuana. end of a long journey for members of a migrant group finally arriving at the us mexico border crossing here in t one a however u.s. customs and border protection announced that they would not be allowing individuals that lacked the proper legal documentation to cross into the united states now the
spirits were higher earlier today members of this migrant group are celebrating at the u.s. border wall what they thought would be the end of their time here in mexico again these are individuals that are mostly from central america countries like honduras el salvador guatemala countries that having a high level of violence individuals members of this migrant group are fleeing the violence associated with street gangs others are fleeing domestic abuse others are fleeing high levels of of poverty and these are folks that have been traveling for a very long time over a month now and it seems as though many will have to wait a little longer before they are able to turn themselves into u.s. border authorities the nigerian president. is set to meet in washington on monday to discuss economic and military ties the talks take place at a time when both the u.s. and china are looking to strengthen financial relations with africa with at risk reports from a butcher of war the talks might achieve this heavy the moment i want you.
to came into office promising to defeat boko haram but with just over a year left through the end of his first term there are two groups to pose a significant threat. to the attacks in the northeast continue why he hopes to use his visit to washington to acquire military hardware to fight. in the hearts of the nigerian president ruby his three pronged. to secure nigeria. to revive the economy and to fight corruption in whatever we have america can collaborate with nagin in this three program again the president will be talking with the american president. the nigerian president is under pressure to tackle the rising violence in the country from boko haram attacks in the northeast to coming out fighting in central parts of nigeria is expecting a delivery of fighter jets in arms from the united states but they're not expected
for another two years a long wait for a government just product we need to war against. within beautician coming from the white house some believe the meeting could focus more on what the americans want the west actually looking for important countries like nigeria for. political interest so invited the nigerian president is important to see how nigeria can be off it can be part of the america and the west and in the west and your political interest for now there appears to be little american appetite for nigeria's hydrocarbons after the discovery of huge results of shale oil in the united states the nigerian president will want to see the return of monies and as it's stolen by politicians and government officers and stashed in the united states some of that has been tried down during the obama administration but two years later report treating the assets is yet to begin. it's not clear if the visit will
quickened process some analysts say the trumpet ministration could also use the visit to father america's economic interests in africa at a time the continent is looking to china for loans and economic aid with stringent conditions others say nigeria's general elections next year will almost certainly be discussed by weezer candidate and president trump. al-jazeera. still ahead here on al-jazeera seven years in prison for insulting a king it's freedom for a journalist in thailand. a sea of white in the karada in memory of more than forty protesters killed in antigovernment demonstrations.
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welcome back here with al-jazeera live from doha a quick reminder of your top stories so far syrian state t.v. says rockets are struck several military bases and on the aleppo countryside the army is calling it a new aggression by its enemies. donald trump's new secretary of state has issued a strong warning to iran during his middle east to all mike pump aoe says tehran is destabilizing the whole region on payers trip included visits to saudi arabia and israel and comes as trump edges closer to a decision on whether to pull out of the twenty fifteen iran nuclear deal. and the so-called migrant caravan from honduras guatemala and el salvador has arrived at the us mexico border after a month on the road and eighty two hundred migrants who apply for asylum in the states stomach from it's called a caravan
a threat to the united states. bill schneider is a political analyst he says while immigration remains a big issue for many americans republicans fear mr trump's hard line policies are turning off many undecided voters. of course there are some criminals and people into the united states illegally are by definition committing a crime but these people who are on the border now they are seeking asylum in the united states they are going for a regular process to get into the united states legally they may eventually try to get it illegally that trumps begs his core supporters are people who think that they were a threat their criminal threat their terrorist threat they threaten to undermine the foundations of the united states they just don't want them here and to them this is a real threat of criminal activity on the border even though those even though there's not much evidence that even illegal immigrants commit a disproportionate number of crimes because they get deported and it's makes it
very difficult and risky for them to commit a crime. thousands of nicaraguans have taken part in a protest demanding justice for the killing of antigovernment protesters at least forty three people died during demonstrations against the government's proposed social security reforms catherine stansell. the center of the capital managua turned into a sea of blue and white as thousands of demonstrators were calling for an end to the young breast. it began on april eighteenth when president daniel ortega announced an overhaul to the welfare system that would have seen taxpayers paying higher contributions in exchange for lower benefits he since backs down on the proposal but it didn't stop the catholic church from organizing this second demonstration it did well may go a day where really got oh well this is the moment when the people have to take control no one owns nicaragua it is up to the nicaraguan people to decide this story and their future but he's not us. this is
a march for peace and justice peace only comes from god or the person is a here to protest against his criminal government murderers who cruelly killed people all of us standing here say enough is enough. these are the largest street protests in nicaragua since the end of the civil war in one nine hundred ninety and have been the most violent during our take as rule at least forty three people have died in demonstrations and confrontations with police the un accuses the government of using excessive force as well as trying to shut down t.v. stations purporting the unrest or take a has agreed to hold talks there no date has been set it's not clear who will be involved or if there will be conditions attached the catholic church has agreed to mediate or take a is the last of the latin american revolutionary still in office despite facing the biggest direct challenge to his rule he's given no indication that he will step down or bring forward elections due in twenty twenty one catherine stansell al
jazeera. opposition activists in armenia are holding more rallies ahead of a vote in parliament on tuesday to choose a new prime minister there demanding that the protest leader nicole pasha nya be chosen to leave the country now the previous prime minister. resigned a week ago after demonstrations against him he'd taken the job after spending a decade as president robin for a street walker has more now from armenia second biggest city. and some of us will remember the events in one nine hundred eighty eight that happened in armenia a terrible earthquake which raised much of the city i am now in khumri and which left a great many people homeless thirty years on many of them are still living without adequate accommodation and that is just one example of why so many people in our media are frustrated and angry with the government that has been in charge here for
twenty years the republican party whose prime minister the opposition movement successfully ousted at the beginning of this week back on monday and all of a sudden we are now seeing the possibility of a new leader emerging in our media who is not from the republican party but who has led this opposition movement. and he has been talking about dealing with the corruption and his message has been very simple and has appealed to so many armenians and this is why tens of thousands of them have been on the streets with today's developments just galvanizing them further that the republican party is no is going to field a prime ministerial candidate when parliament is going to vote on tuesday is expected to select a new prime minister that means that the people's candidate nicole passion the end looks set to be the next prime minister of armenia and this is really an extraordinary turnout for this opposition movement and that's why we. again see
many people coming back out onto the streets of yerevan to show their support for him to maintain their momentum until that crucial vote on tuesday. the u.k. and secretary amber rod has resigned after it was revealed she planned to step up the deportation of caribbean immigrants she came under intense pressure to resign amid the so-called windrush scandal the caribbean immigrants living in the u.k. for generations when are threatened with deportation the windrush generation settled in the u.k. between one thousand nine hundred eighty eight and one nine hundred seventy one they were given the right to stay in the country but many never obtained possibles the philippines president roderigo to thirty has permanently banned filipino workers from traveling to kuwait to work a temporary ban was imposed in february after a series of allegations of abuse and even killings of filipino workers in the gulf nation is estimated about two hundred sixty thousand filipinos still live in kuwait china's confirm sending his top diplomat to north korea this week meanwhile the
u.s. secretary of state says he thinks there is a quote real opportunity for denuclearization on the peninsula however mike pompei o says pyongyang must first take irreversible steps to end its nuclear program this comes as north korea pledged to dismantle its nuclear testing site next month kathy novak has that story from seoul. the world saw the smiles and handshakes on friday now the south korean president's office is revealing more of what was said behind closed doors at the historic summit south korea says kim jong un promised to close the pool in getting a nuclear test center next month and invited american and south korean experts and journalists to inspect it days before the summit north korea announced it would shut down the side of all six nuclear bomb tests kim referred to speculation that test explosions had so badly damaged the site it couldn't have been used again anyway. chairman kim said when they come they will see that we have two bigger
tunnels than the current test facility and they are in good condition. the willingness to allow visitors to the test center appears to be another concession before the planned summit with donald trump and the north koreans by this is necessary but it conditions for any kind of negotiations because if they don't say that they want every inch. of weapons nobody is going to talk to them moon phoned the u.s. president to brief him on the into korean talks the declaration signed there included a broad reference to denuclearize ation of the korean peninsula trump and moon agreed that more specific measures on getting rid of nuclear weapons should be discussed at the u.s. president's meeting with kim kim jong un is also reported to have said even though the united states is inherently hostile towards north korea once they talk with us they will get to know that i am not the kind of person to launch nuclear weapons
towards the south or target the united states across the pacific south korea says kim intends to eliminate another sign of division by changing pyongyang's time zone by half an hour to realign with the south north korea said it's clocks back three years ago saying then that japanese imperialist had imposed tokyo time when korea was an occupied colony moon also briefed japan's prime minister and told shinzo abyei that he had conveyed japan's willingness for talks with north korea a willingness kim jong un said was mutual kathy novak al jazeera sold. now this ours is in thailand have released a magazine at its twenty thirteen was sentenced to eleven years in prison for insulting the king some new york for some sort of used his magazine to campaign for the law to be changed he refused to plead guilty or to seek a royal pardon critics say the prohibition on themselves and the king is used to
stifle political dissent scott hardly has more now from bangkok. but there are some that was released from prison early monday morning after serving seven years of an eleven year combined sentence he was convicted of last majesté that was supposed to have him in jail for ten years and also defaming a senior military official those supposed to be one year those reduced to a collective seven years about eighteen months ago now we've been in touch with his daughter straight the way through the days leading up to his release he came out much earlier than many people expected five am local time he was greeted by some dozens of supporters now coming out of just steps out of this prison that has been his home for the last seven years he has said he's going to stick to his cause fronting the idea that the laws of last month just a defaming the world family here they need to change that has been something he has held as one of the important things that need to change in the thai structure he also said that he's going to draw join the pro-democracy movement here since he was
in jail there has been a military coup in the military government is still running this nation he says he's going to join the cause for pro-democracy and to make sure that there are elections soon now this is a case that many are focused on it's called one one two here locally in thailand because since the military government came into control they're using these laws to jail political distance and also critics so again as we hear something out is going to continue with his cause and obviously see in the coming weeks coming days what he's going to say more publicly about this and how this pro-democracy movement is going to incorporate him into their protest about having elections here in thailand . the price of petrol around the world plummeted and this will cost the state because of an oversupply from vietnam and india but one remote region in the south of cambodia seems to be immune from that slum the people they claim to produce the most expensive to put in the world wayne hale has that story from camp all. there is no machinery in sight to pick this precious commodity harvesting kempe paper is
labor intensive growers say hand picking is necessary to achieve the highest quality possible behind me let them that i had a bomb maker bought we don't use fertilizers or chemicals into whether he makes the pepper delicious and spicy it's different from other areas in cambodia in the other countries. the paper from this region has become sort after around the world two years ago it was given protected geographical indication status by the european union it's a standard used to identify products that have a link to a specific country or region like scotch whiskey or palm aham products from here are exported mainly to the united states europe and japan which is in contrast to paper from other parts of cambodia the cambodian paper industry is growing quickly but outside this region it has a problem it's competing with and to a large extent relying on its neighbor vietnam which is the largest producer of pepper in the world because of
a lack of infrastructure and investment cambodian paper is sent across the border through middlemen for processing cutting into farmers slim profits the cambodian government is promising to invest more in facilities and marketing as an example it's looking to the success of campout which has benefited from foreign investment and is largely self-sufficient when it comes to processing it's also been immune from the price slump caused by oversupply that seen the price of black paper fall by around sixty percent to below three dollars a kilogram camp or prices have remained stable as high as twenty eight dollars a kilo still last year the regional so produced more than it could sell the industry leaders say don not concerned about low prices spreading to their products prices not so we've all been through to the point that the method but i think you can give it a price for it. and for an. because if you finish market the production will grow. thank you. it's a niche market with
a big price tag that at the moment other farmers around the world can only dream about wayne hay al jazeera can part cambodia. recapping our top stories for you so far today syrian state t.v. says rockets are struck several military bases and how much the aleppo countryside the army is calling it a new aggression by its enemies state media out earlier reported of successive blasts in the west and how much province al jazeera has man reports now from aleppo . it's one of the strongest attacks on the military civilians in aleppo described hearing a huge explosion and their description is in line with what the state is saying the first of the airstrikes killed eight people at military posts in the aleppo countryside but we haven't heard a full tally of deaths from the military yet it is clear the explosions were
massive and the equipment used was sophisticated it is only like this strikes carried out by the western trio which had minimal damage what is clear is that the syrian military is still being targeted and this was a big hit after the u.s. led airstrikes. earlier syrian state media also reported a deal between the syrian government and opposition fighters under the proposed deal rebels will evacuate the yarmouk camp area south of the capital damascus the syrian government had launched an offensive in the area last week to push out. after months on the road the so-called migrant caravan from honduras guatemala and el salvador has arrived at the u.s. mexican border and the nearly two hundred migrants say they'll apply for asylum in america president trump has called the caravan a threat to the u.s. . the home secretary in the united kingdom has resigned amid a scandal over people entitle to remain in the u.k. being threatened with deportation and a rod came under pressure to step down after it was revealed hundreds of people
many of them of caribbean origin have been denied their rights to pensions benefits and health care. the thai authorities have released a magazine editor who in twenty thirteen was sentenced to eleven years in prison for insulting the king some york. had used his magazine to campaign for the law to be changed the editor published two articles by a writer who made what was considered to be insulting references to the late tycoon or rama. those are your headlines up next it's techno i'm back in about thirty minutes with thirty minutes of world news see that. australia's multibillion dollar international student industry is booming but it has a dark side one of many used examines widespread revelations of sexual assault on foreign university students are now deserved. this is the fact the smallest porpoise on the planet and one that could soon be lost forever.
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