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at least twenty one people were killed by back to back explosions in the center of afghanistan's capital kabul. hello i'm daryn jordan the sound is there of live from doha also coming up rockets hit syrian military bases in hama and aleppo there's no word yet on who's responsible. refugees and migrants who fled central america arrive at the u.s. border to be told you can come in plus. i'm wayne hay in southwest in cambodia where we'll tell you why families here aren't concerned about the falling price of paper. at least twenty one people have been killed as suicide bombers set off their explosives within minutes of each other in central kabul the first happening close
to afghanistan's intelligence headquarters the second was triggered as people rushed to the scene to help victims well it happened a week after sixty people died in kabul during one of a string of attacks on voter registration centers an explosion there another cent north of the capital in baghlan province killed six people from the same family on april twenty fifth of voter registration center in back. this province killing a police officer well out same week all men killed two police officers in jalalabad city as they got to the voting office on the tank has kidnapped three employees and two policemen. in problems where jennifer glass joins us live now from kabul jennifer so what more details are emerging about these latest explosions. well daryn it happened about eight o'clock this morning and shushed iraq that's a neighborhood near the intelligence services near there the islamic state has claimed responsibility for these attacks this morning saying that the intelligence
service was their target but it is civilians and journalists among the dead that first suicide bomber was on a motorcycle he set off his explosion at about eight o'clock in the morning about twenty minutes later a second bomber according to the interior ministry dressed as a journalist among the journalists detonated his bomb killing at least seven journalists twenty one dead more than forty wounded in that tween attack this morning the islamic state has claimed responsibility and jennifer describe the area for us where the attacks took place. well it's a very secure area at the intelligence headquarters as i said near there nato headquarters there not far from the american embassy and a string of other embassies as well there's a heavy security they cordoned off the are very quickly after the attacks but there are a lot of checkpoints already along that road actually at either end of that road there are checkpoints and as well as along the main shot struck road as well so already tight security really an indication of how difficult it is to control these attacks
that have happened here in the capital and as you read that grim timeline daryn and around the country all right so jennifer glass there in the afghan capital kabul jennifer thank you. this solves of hit syrian military bases and what the government's calling new aggression from its enemies without specifying whom at least eight people were killed in the strikes which happened late on sunday night in hama province the countryside the targets appear to include uranium militia posts which have been a regular target of israeli forces joins us live now from the lebanese capital beirut the syrian government reported the strikes but it hasn't specifically blamed anyone for the time. no it hasn't and like you mentioned syrian state media providing only a few details calling it quote a new aggression saying that a number of military bases were hit in the countryside of aleppo and how much so syrian state media are not pointing the finger of blame at any particular party not
even mentioning casualties and this is quite different than in the past when there have been similar strikes the syrian government does not shy away from pointing the finger at israel israel is believed to be behind this this latest strikes because it has been targeting syrian military bases in the past the last time they targeted a base was the t four base in homs and even iran pointed the finger of blame at israel and acknowledging that they lost seven revolutionary guards in that strike so this time neither the syrian government nor the iranian government pointing the finger of blame it comes really amid heightened tensions between iran and israel and what we understand was those bases that were hit were being used by iranian personnel and some reports suggest that up to twenty six people were killed among them iranian soldiers or the militiamen who were killed in that strike so increased tension between iran and israel at the time of these. strikes away from those
strikes just bring us up to date on the latest evacuation deal reached with the government in southern damascus. yes another evacuation deal surrender another. if you like this time the deal is between the syrian government and the sham that is an armed group formally known as the front they control a small enclave in southern to massacres there's a pocket of territory in southern damascus controlled by a number of rebel factions. among them they will be leaving we understand up to four hundred fighters along with their families they're going to be bussed to that is a province in the northwest of the country under the control of the opposition and in return we have a sham will allow the government to evacuate up to five thousand people from the loyalist towns of poor and care for a are there under siege a loyalist towns in people like you mentioned under siege and coming under fire from rebels so they will be evacuated so a new surrender deal but like i mentioned this in southern to mask this is
controlled by three different groups and the fight against the i still because i still control some groups in some districts excuse me is still ongoing say no thank you. now the new u.s. secretary of state is on the final day of his diplomatic tour of the middle east mike pompei is now in jordan where he's holding talks with the foreign minister and later king abdullah is tor so far has been about trying to unite the region in opposing iran and its influence well pump a arrived in jordan from israel where he met prime minister binyamin netanyahu a fierce critic of the twenty fifteen iran nuclear deal u.s. president donald trump deciding if he should withdraw from that agreement force that reports from western. in the middle east might 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. it is an arms dealer to the rebels. and iran conducts cyber hacking campaigns that supports the murderous assad regime is well known players 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 for its 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 the 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 maintain that final boundaries within jerusalem were up for negotiation that the us 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 have 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 trump 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's blockade on cantars should and they also stress to the foreign minister that go for 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. a group of sounds like american refugees and migrants arrived at the u.s. border to seek asylum but most were turned away u.s. border officials told them that the processing facilities full well that part of a larger group of people who spent a month traveling north through mexico drawing the anger of u.s. president donald trump but a report of reports now from tijuana on the mexican side of the border. hundreds of
central american migrants and activist gathered at the u.s. southern border they've been on the road for over a month. it was an emotional moment for some for others a chance to celebrate. a few even climb the border wall stopping short of crossing into the u.s. most of these people are from honduras el salvador and guatemala they were forced from their homes by violent street gangs extreme poverty or other forms of persecution. volunteer legal experts spent days interviewing them to determine if their cases were strong enough to qualify for political asylum the rest were devised to stay behind the. hundreds marched on the streets of the one to the us border gate only to be told at the last minute that most would not be allowed to pass with this is that i meant that the truth is we don't know anything or all adrift we can't say anything because we don't know what's going on we have to wait
and see what we're told a big after the initial confusion only a small group was allowed the rest were fully half of them children were forced to wait and. we have cooperated as much as we can they knew we were coming they know these people are waiting we know donald trump has power over customs and border protection these people deserve their day in court. and what those who are not allowed to pass gathered with their families preparing to spend the night in the open for many arriving at the border gate was supposed to mark the end of their time in mexico it seems they will now have to wait some more with no certainty. for what comes next i read up on the al-jazeera they want to. i want to check is next and then still to come. an emotional meeting between ranger refugees and a u.n. delegation who heard stories of rape and torture. also why a time journalist who was jailed for rolling salt has now been freed more on that
stay with us. allan and most of europe is still enjoying a nice bit of warm spring in fact the want has increased in many countries poland germany france for instance but further west it's rubbish in short there is nothing like spring where there's a lot of cloud there which maybe hines what's going on because you've got a warm front in there you think well that's all right isn't it that's the top of the warm air beyond it beyond paris london's max and only eight degrees out is sunday never put you want on monday and then had the wind and the rain seven degrees now is more like february is really nasty get out into france as well and she gives you a pretty poor northern spain and only thirteen in madrid that's not going to last much longer than monday the whole thing collapses the coldest off being blown in europe to fourteen the time we get to tuesday by which time we've driven the
potential story weather into the western med it's warm water here of course so the line of green could be thunderstorms and we're going to circulation over denmark and and sudden norway and sweden which will be particular spring like but not as cold as it was at temperatures actually are recovering that well in north africa middle twenty's if you're lucky thirty six in car but look at morocco and algeria in tunisia we start at sixteen we go down to thirteen. he has no passport yet he's politically active in two countries i was the only one who let's turn the power had peaceful transition because the short term expired you know a part of the world some people think you are stupid and crazy if you do that mikhail saakashvili former president of georgia and ex governor of the odessa region in ukraine talks to al jazeera.
welcome back a quick reminder at the top stories here on al-jazeera i saw a claim responsibility for a double suicide attack in central kabul which killed at least twenty one the first blast went off close to afghanistan's intelligence headquarters the second was triggered as people rushed to the scene to help the victims. at least eight people have been killed by missile attacks on number of syrian military bases in what the government is calling a new aggression from its enemies there's no word yet on who's responsible and the
new u.s. secretary of states on the final day of his diplomatic tour of the middle east on players in jordan for talks with the foreign minister i'm king abdullah pompei always mustering support among allies for more sanctions against iran. now u.n. security council delegation has had herring's story of some hundreds of ranger refugees who fled a military crackdown in myanmar the meetings took place across the border in bangladesh where some seven hundred thousand are injured a living in makeshift camps child stratford reports from cox's bazaar. this is how the british ambassador to the united nations was greeted to refute camp close to the bangladesh me on lol. the twenty four member u.n. security council delegation led by britain peru and kuwait came to assess the situation on the ground for more than a million refugees living here seven hundred thousand of whom flipped the crackdown by the myanmar military which began in august they had stories like these.
i was raped they killed my husband they burnt my two year old son i saw five men rape a twelve year old girl and then kill her we want justice from you thousands of refugees lined the roads as the delegation of vehicles passed many held signs demanding justice and help. in the coupon refugee camp the delegates were split into groups to listen to more stories from victims of violence one man told them the myanmar government would never tell them the truth do your investigation this from your own countries he said britain's u.n. ambassador said it was vital the international community act with one voice we need to go back and evaluate what we've seen on this trip and see if we can come together to build on the unified feeling that the security council had back in the band when it called on the government of myanmar to do certain things to protect their way and allow them to go back in conditions of safety so i think that's the immediate short term priority myanmar has banned any independent investigation into
what the u.n. says is ethnic cleansing of the ranger fan man doesn't recognize them as an ethnic group he calls them bengali what was then the burmese government stripped ranger of their citizenship in one thousand nine hundred two last november the security council passed the resolution demanding beyond muffled to military action against the ranger but the potential for veto power of myanmar allies china and russia has stalled anything stronger than that at a news conference china's representative stated his country's position. is to seize majlis to cease fire so he's to try to find a solution to something. that's really just and the interest of course he's when a journalist asked the u.n. delegates which of them used the word ranger china's representative appeared not to understand but didn't raise his hand later he told me china respects what richenda
call themselves united nations security council delegation came here to assess the magnitude of this crisis and what they've seen today and some of the stories that they've heard of no doubt giving them a fair indication of just how terrible the situation is here. it's fair to say they will probably hear a very different story in me and from the government and that means translating their findings into concrete unified political action at the security council could remain a charlie the sun so i mean it. probably refugee camp on with this let's bring in frederick from bangkok he's the director of asian and pacific program of the international commission of jurists that's an international human rights organization. how significant is this visit by the u.n. security council team and what are they hoping to find out on this trip. well i would say it's a very significant field visit from the u.n.
security council particularly one focused on human rights violations is a rare thing the security council hasn't had a field as it in southeast asia since two thousand and twelve when he visited east timor and in addition to that the i.c.c. prosecutor the prosecutor of the international criminal court has sought willing that may lead to a preliminary investigation of crimes against. the e.u. has extended its arms embargo the u.s. state department is reportedly conducting interviews in bangladesh that could be a precursor to a determination about genocide for u.s. policy purposes so there's a lot of pressure right now on the government of myanmar to respond and this is an opportunity for the government to change course and begin to cooperate with some of these inquiries there are few things that could do a print that would show its good faith to extend its cooperation to the international fact finding mission that's been mandated by the human rights council or for instance to drop charges against reuters journalists wallow and enjoy also
who who are being prosecuted right now for it for reporting on military atrocities in rakhine so we do hope that the government will take this opportunity to take some action and is this a precursor to the international criminal court taking steps to open a case for human rights violations. well there are there are few avenues to the court myanmar is not a signatory to the rome statute so the security council itself would have to refer the issue to the court which is unlikely in view of russia and china as peto power however the prosecutor of the criminal court has sought a willing from the court itself that might open a doorway for it to take jurisdiction of the crime of deportation based on bangladesh's. membership to the court but. but it's a long road we much prefer that the government of myanmar itself would take action
to hold the perpetrators of human rights violations accountable and you mentioned some of the things that the me and my government can do i mean can they give the special report your full access and other like it's open any kind of internal investigation themselves will look that they can easily offer cooperation to the special rapporteur on human rights which they have in the past and to the international fact finding mission that have both sought access to a kind and have been refused so that would be a great first step and the government could also pursue its own investigations and prosecutions into alleged human rights violations but thank you for talking to officer. now the british army secretary has resigned from cabinet after a scandal involving people who were wrongly threatened with deportation amber rudd had been under intense pressure since it was revealed that hundreds of people who came to the u.k. from the caribbean after world war two had also been denied basic social services like pensions and health care and many never obtained passports despite having the
right to live in the u.k. quits after admitting to misleading parliament about deportation targets. tens of thousands of people have marched in the spanish city of pamplona in protest against the acquittal of five men charged with gang rape is the third consecutive day people have demonstrated against the ruling which found them guilty of a lesser a felony of sexual abuse they've been jailed for nine years the men are accused of raping a teenage girl of a san fermin running festival in twenty sixteen they are alleged to have recorded the event and then laughed about it afterwards on an online messaging group thailand has released a magazine editor who in twenty thirty was sentenced to eleven years in prison for insulting the king some. had used his magazine to campaign for the law to be changed he refused to plead guilty or seek a royal pardon critics say the prohibition on insulting the king is used to stifle political dissent scott hyla has more from the thai capital. 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 and 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 drop to join the pro-democracy movement here since he was in jail there's 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 . malawi's former president joyce banda says she's not afraid of being arrested after she returned home from four years of self-imposed exile police has confirmed an outstanding warrant for band of a corruption allegations she left malawi after thirteen to win reelection in twenty fourteen in the midst of the country's biggest corruption scandal and a hundred points. at jubilant crowd and preparing to welcome home the
woman with many cool they mother and dad who were younger who are being asked i'm as happy as a woman who just delivered a baby because we missed our mother goose but joyce was on the is back and is as free as any citizen of malawi. many supporters had feared malawi's former president might never return for years after leaving malawi under aggression cloud joyce banda is back on home soil my daughter is surprised but many of you tend. to recall that you came bundle was malawi's first female president and the second woman to lead an effort in country but that league a-c. is being overshadowed by the biggest financial scandal in malawi's history widely known as cash gate it came to light during her time in power politicians civil servants and business people all stand accused of pilfering tens of millions of dollars of government money through companies that didn't take to provide services
more than thirty million was taken and just six months foreign donors pulled one hundred fifty million dollars in aid devastating for a country reliant on made around forty percent of its budget it also hit bundles really action bid she lost the vote in two thousand and fourteen and left malawi accused of abuse of office and money laundering the warrant for her wrist is still active speaking to al jazeera bunda said she has no reason to be afraid if she's done nothing wrong. you know what did you do as a woman i. will not be imprisoned in twenty two out so what happened before and. peter method he could took over as president coming to power with a vow to clean up the system and get be a don't is back but on friday thousands of malawians matched in protest at alleged corruption and poor governance during the thirty kids four years in office. bundeswehr to encamp his malawi prepares for elections next year local media
reporting a possible deal between new thirty k. and panda the bandit would not be drawn on his plans for now she says she simply wants to see family and friends after four years away maidana hond which is here. now the price of pepper around the world has fallen and is forecast to stay low because of oversupply from vietnam and india but one remote region in southern cambodia seems to be immune from the slump when he reports now to come pot with pharma say they produce the world's most expensive padda. there is no machinery in sight to pick this precious commodity harvesting kempon paper is labor intensive growers say hand picking is necessary to achieve the highest quality possible behind me let him that he 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 all region like scotch whisky or palm aham products from here are exported mainly to the united states europe and japan which is in contrast to pick out from other parts of cambodia the cambodian pepper 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 done not concerned about low prices spreading to their products price is not so important to the point that the method but i think you can give it a price for a. current. because he finished market production with growth so you know. 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 camporee cambodia. all the news of course on our website there it is on your screen address al-jazeera dot com that's al-jazeera
. for time for a quick check of the headlines here on al-jazeera at least twenty one people have been killed as suicide bombers set off their explosives within minutes of each other in central kabul the first went off close to afghanistan's intelligence headquarters the second was triggered as people rushed to the scene to help victims jennifer glass recalls. the islamic state has claimed responsibility for these attacks this morning saying that the intelligence service was their target but it is civilians and journalists among the dead that first suicide bomber was on a motorcycle he set off his explosion at about eight o'clock in the morning about twenty minutes later a second bomb or according to the interior ministry dressed as a journalist among the journalists detonated his bomb killing at least seven at journalists as a twenty one dead more than forty wounded in that twin attack this morning the
islamic state has claimed responsibility missiles of hit syrian military bases in what the government is calling new aggression from its enemies without specifying who at least eight people were killed in the strikes which happened late on sunday night in hama province and on the aleppo countryside the targets appeared to include iranian backed militia posts which have been a regular target of israeli forces the new u.s. secretary of state is on the final day of his diplomatic tool of the middle east might bump ayos in jordan for talks with the foreign minister and king abdullah. mustering support among allies for more sanctions against iraq. britain's home secretary has resigned because of a scandal involving people wrongly threatened with deportation. had been under growing pressure since it was revealed that hundreds of people from the caribbean were denied pensions and health care many never obtain passports despite having the right to live in the u.k. rudd quit after admitting to misleading parliament about deportation targets.
thailand has released a magazine editor who in twenty thirteen was sentenced to eleven years in prison for insulting the king. had used his magazine to campaign for the law to be changed he refused to plead guilty or seek a royal pardon critics say the prohibition on insulting the king is used to stifle political dissent. were the headlines the news continues here on al-jazeera of the inside story of that sort. in the. north korea to nuclear test site.