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to hold prisoners however the law is a little bit murky on all of this the law says that the iraqi security forces can hold prisoners captured in the time of war without charge whether the national security service comes under that is one claim now human rights watch say they're looking for clarification on all of this they say they've heard some horror stories from people in the facility they say that the stories some of the stories that they've heard include people being tortured to death now all of this comes as more and more human rights violations are being uncovered as we come to the end to it nearly a year after the end of the war against i saw a technique in mosul however iraq says that it is trying to do its best simply overwhelmed by the amount of people that it arrested during the war against i so and is trying to give everybody due process still to come on al-jazeera hundreds of israeli settlers stone the al aksa mosque compound in jerusalem to commemorate an
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important historical event and aphis in nigeria to reintegrate fountains of traumatized teenagers recruited by boko haram back into society. and i was hot mid-summer at the moment occasional showers relieve the heat around the shows the caspian about thirty min to be just full of these great tall clouds but otherwise it's sunshine more or less from afghanistan right back to the mediterranean sea so we're just watching temperatures and winds and the highest temperatures yesterday were probably today as well we're going to be in the middle of iraq and southwest and iran forty seven forty noways hitting the fifty. is it us very much relief anyway there's the temperatures for the extremes otherwise we're talking about easily forty to the middle forty's typically but over breeze in
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tehran it's courses higher as well thirty one on the coast beirut and the breezes still blowing from the hot middle of iraq down through kuwait and dion's through the gulf now of course it doesn't take much variation in the direction of that wind to make it very dusty as has been the case in qatar so forty five in the forecast i'm only probably still a bit dusty but the breeze is relieving a little bit it's up to forty member dobby and it's been forty eight in the middle of a month because come down to the coast fully mature southwest monsoon monsoon and the cloud has come all at the coast of amman and if you're in salalah what it's like on there is the middle of the showers beautiful.
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the former bishop of hong kong says the pope is sending out china's complex pieces of things. setting up the church cardinal joseph then talks town jazeera. welcome back reminder of the top stories here on al-jazeera at least sixteen people have been killed in an afghanistan in a suicide bomb attack outside cobbles port shortly after the return of exiled vice president general abdul rashid dostum rescue workers known as the white helmets have been evacuated from syria and response to the threat from advancing government
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forces on the candidate from front runner imran khan's political party in pakistan has been killed in the suicide attack as tension mounts ahead of wednesday's general election. the standoff at the mosque in occupied east jerusalem is over for now with most of the jewish settlers leaving the compound more than a thousand jews were that you mock me to shout holiday which commemorates the destruction of the ancient jewish temples in jerusalem several arrests were made to confrontations with muslim worship those some mosque is considered to be islam's holiest site jews believe the compound is way biblical temples stood by homage on june has more from outside the compound. behind me you see one of the gates leading into the mosque compound also behind me you'll notice that there are jewish settlers who are praying that's because today is a jewish holiday known as to show that is
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a holiday that commemorates disasters throughout jewish history now earlier in the day there was tension here in the old city you had at one point thousand jewish settlers that had gone into the l.f. some mosque compound they are allowed to do so twice a day and then later in the day you had about three hundred fifty settlers that went in now whenever jewish settlers go into the end of the mosque compound or gather around it many of the palestinians that are here many of the muslims they see that as a provocation because of that this is one of those days where there were clashes there was tension because there has been so much tension that's been escalating lately because so many different things well there was worry that it could become even worse now it's in the afternoon things have really calmed down things have subsided things are back to normal the way they would be any other day here but the fact of the matter is really goes to show that here at any time something that happens could lead to something much more significant. and israel's defense minister has suggested that restrictions on gaza could be lifted if the cease fire
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holds generals have been held for hamas fighters killed by israeli astronauts on gaza on friday before a truce was reached every dog lieberman says israel will re-open the main commercial crossing into gaza and expand the fishing zone on choose day if come home but he stressed it would need to include an end to burning kites and balloons sent over the border fence. supporters and opponents of nicaragua as president to resume protests in the capital managua anti-government demonstrators want done you'll all take it to resign but here hughes is then plotting a coup with help from the catholic church and the u.s. as mariana sanchez reports from an iowa many protesters have not gone into hiding. they were. students they were criminals that's all supporters of the guy one preceded the day gussie opponents to the government right i guess we had ac students and other protesters are responsible for the deaths of police and
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confrontations in the past weeks. and they say government opponents have committed atrocities meant officials say anti-government protesters said the body of a policeman on fire was not money we are here for all the fallen police men all of them who have been tortured oh ok well ok but these demonstrators say they want justice for pro-government supporters who have been killed in these past three months all by lives but they say the government must continue its security policy to bring peace to the country. that policy for many government opponents means persecution. c.d.'s a psychologist who spoke from an undisclosed location for her safety says security forces are on a which and. we are terrified because we now have to live like criminals they are killing us out there they are walking freely and those of us who
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are fighting for freedom and our country must hide. she says many students and other protesters are in safe houses and many parents don't know where their children are at this human rights organization parents say they too are being harassed. here and their mosque in a former police three or four vehicles and very well armed that's why i'm terrified the us government officials say opponents are lying were subject to mountains of. students who had so students who had been arrested and turned over to the church repeatedly as you can report also repeatedly turned over to the church i think we have to get out of this we have to get into responsibilities. of the case by case analysis of who is responsible for why. if found guilty on terrorism charges protesters could place twenty years in prison and the revenue law
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. at this human rights organization to police officers handed in their weapons and uniforms and asked for protection not wanting to fight anti-government demonstrators they too went into hiding. with the innocent just just but now when we got our g twenty finance ministers and central bankers meeting in argentina are warning of that heightened trade and geopolitical tensions pose a huge risk to global growth according to a draft communique from the meeting in one is there is the latest from the world's largest economies are calling for greater dialogue they also want structural reforms to counter potential shocks to markets the meeting comes in the wake of escalating train tensions between the u.s. china and europe following a wave of tariffs introduced by president donald trump everybody would suffer from tariffs and from a trade war special united states i mean we're living in
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a world where everybody is connected to the country so united states is not a single country there are connections all over the world so. god is right when she says us americans are suffering the most at least three thousand villages have been forced to leave their homes after a baka harami attack in lake chad near the border with tunisia eighteen people were killed and nine women abducted back around is in control of the area across the lake charles borders with both asia and nigeria. and nine years of war against buckeye her arm in northern nigeria is taking its toll on young people thousands of traumatised teenagers recruited by the armed groups have returned from the front line one hundred eighty three of them were recently released but as are going to invest reports on maiduguri in borno state reintegration is a huge challenge. after months and years in custody these children accused of links
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to. are starting the long process of recovery army commanders say someone potential source said but most were ready to shoot troops or suspected members of boko haram . they were all held prisoner at some time in the conflict by both sides and children are coming out of places with a look of you know it's not a place for a child what we are trying to help the government of nigeria to do is to take every child individually through a process over the habitation the united nations children's fund and the regional government are so far rehabilitated nearly ten thousand of them. there are provided medical support classroom education and skills training they are involved all state experts say more than half a million children require i've been psychological and social support whatever
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level facilities got khalid look after a few hundred at a time caregiver yeah but they pose a serious security threat unless they get the care they need the fear is some of them will redrawing. for yonks just overheard some support reintegration is a difficult process especially to build their self-esteem and confidence. was arrested by security forces after they fled to the regional capital made agree to seek refuge. and i was picked up while playing football up to now also told what offense i committed i spent eleven months in custody. all the twenty two year old thinks about its food clothing and playing football. experts say after escaping the abuses of books for our children need the custody of government health services not to the security forces. now you have the instrument of the state that is supposed to be. the seaview now
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act in any way that is their isp unity the tendency is for these sets of people to feel neglected and when you don't publish if you neglected to take it out on the safety and there are thousands of them out on the streets of the northeast with my verbal skills or education to compete in a fast changing world poverty breeds al-jazeera my degree geria a sheriff in the u.s. state of florida says a man who killed another man over a parking space dispute well not the prosecutors some witnesses say there were racial undertones to the shooting of marcus but locked in a twenty eight year old black man he confronted and pushed michael dragica who have been shouting at his wife outside a local shop judge responded by firing on my glock ten with a legally held concealed pistol under florida's controversial stand your ground law
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a person can shoot another if they're facing an immediate serious threats but they must retreat if the option is open to them. you cannot just because you're pushed down your angry fire someone you can if you're truly defending yourself and you're in imminent fear and you can use deadly force against certain forces i don't think he has a right to do what he did. at least eleven people have died in a heat wave that has gripped most of japan with some cities seeing the highest temperatures ever mercury reached forty point seven celsius in central japan earlier this week leaving thousands of people needing hospital treatment for hate related conditions authorities are urging people to take precautions as the hot weather is set to continue into next week. the place he is a greenland produce millions of icebergs every year and most eventually float harmlessly out to sea but a huge eleven million tonne recently came aground off the remote innuit village of
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in a suite from tng fears it could break up and cause a tsunami nick caucus travel and sent this report helicopters in these parts of the lifeline for small communities they provide all services especially in times of crisis. below thousands of icebergs the result of the outflow of nearby glass is draining the greenland ice sheet. then the iceberg in question it is huge one hundred meters by three hundred white height that you can make out the settlement of in our suit spooled up a hillside. on the ground a community of around one hundred seventy people there are families there are children their bread is on the water as they fish and hunt and they used to icebergs drifting by but never this close and never this big.
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i mean double normally icebergs are not that high they're low wide but this one is very high which made it frightening this video shows chunks of ice cascading into the water causing life threatening waves to crash into the shoreline several homes had to be evacuated there was concern for the villages power generator and fuel tanks and boats were dragged up the hillside. the major out towards the ice but it has now shifted away from the harbor intrudes not as dangerous as it was but still presenting a threat it could cause at any time fisherman canoed isn't has never seen it but this big so close. you can get on it actually came pretty fast in front of the village they saw the danger and so they evacuated some houses and prepared for what could happen then there was a big wind and it blew it outside here like it's the iceberg will now slowly head
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out to sea nudged along by wind and current evacuated residents are back in their homes life is beginning to return to normal making the most of the short summer a quiet time for the dogs head of a winter of sledge pulling they think about how dangerous it is to be here when there's a big iceberg in front of them. and they cannot really sleep because they're kind of expecting that he's going to kill in a minute or an hour so of course they're like they cannot really rest but they won't change their lives for nothing and they want to stay here because of the fishing on which unities and hunting over the unities all year round so i want to make of all this there's no way that you can attribute this iceberg to climate change specifically there's no doubt that there's a growing incidence of iceberg production here in greenland over the last one hundred years and occurrences and threats like this one may continue as time goes
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on. and add to that the changing sea ice conditions these communities are witnessing it is very apparent that things are shifting here in the arctic by global temperature change is more keenly felt than anywhere else on that clock al jazeera you know suit green. space x. has successfully launched its latest and most powerful version of the falcon nine rocket launch take up the skies over florida a test start nineteen bunch of satellite was deployed into orbit only thirty two minutes after takeoff it will supply broadband services to customers throughout the americas and knows atlanta equation. ok reminded of the main stories on al-jazeera sixteen people have been killed after a suicide bombing outside kabul airport i saw has taken responsibility for the
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attack it was targeting the exiled afghan of vice president abdul rashid dostum we must be welcome back to afghanistan despite an ongoing criminal investigation the ethnic uzbek general left last year after being accused of sexual abuse and torture against a political rival. rescue workers known as the white helmets have been evacuated from syria in response to the threat posed by advancing government forces israel's military has taken four hundred twenty two of the first responders to safety in jordan at the request of united nations in my opinion is bought off the range of months would have been agreed between. an international powers in order to clear. the area from any presence that is not that might not be happy with a convoy of fifty five buses taking syrian rebels on their families has been allowed to proceed north after being stopped by iranian militias earlier the
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vehicles were surrounded by fighters wearing military style uniforms near the city of holmes after seven hours and an intervention by the russian military police they were then allowed to move again the convoy left connection as part of an agreement between the opposition and the syrian government to surrender positions in the south. an election candidate from the party a front runner imran khan has been killed in a suicide attack. on the whole was a candidate of the pakistan tehreek e insaf which is currently polling head is vehicle was targeted in the north western province of kibo to inquire as he was leaving a political meeting a pakistani taliban has claimed responsibility. g twenty finance ministers and central bankers meeting in argentina are warning that heightened trade tensions are putting global growth risk the meeting comes in the wake of escalating trade tensions between the u.s.
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china and europe following a wave of tariffs introduced by president. those are the headlines coming up next inside story. pakistanis will go to the polls for a general election this week the outcome would need for the second peaceful transfer of power in the country's history but what role is the military playing and how powerful is it this is inside story.
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hello there and welcome to the program. tens of millions of voters in pakistan will head to the polls this week to choose a new government is going to few weeks for the country of nearly two hundred million people earlier this month and to corruption court for found former prime minister nawaz sharif guilty of corruption his posse is one of several contesting this election if it all goes according to plan it would be just the second time there's been a peaceful transfer of power from one civilian government to another now pakistan has swung between civilian and military rules its independence from britain in one nine hundred forty seven the run up to this photo has been marked by political tension and attacks that have killed more than one hundred and fifty people the government has deployed hundreds of thousands of soldiers to monitor and god polling stations let's take a look at some of the main candidates in this election. running with the not was
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faction of the pakistan muslim league now he's the brother of the former prime minister nawaz sharif who was recently found guilty of corruption but a diary is on the pakistan people. take it the twenty nine year old is the son of former prime minister benazir bhutto who's assassinated in two thousand and seven and he too has faced allegations of corruption and former cricketer emraan khan is the leader of the terek in soft party which is particularly popular among young voters khan has been vocal in his opposition to government corruption let's head out from what two of the candidates have to say. we can form a government in pakistan where a minister will be afraid of corruption but our national council will catch a prime minister and ministers as it happens in europe. the i decide i want our story for you i want to authority to solve your problems i want to power sort of the laborers could get to work for their hard work i want to sort
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of do so that the youth can get into creation unemployment i want power so that the farmers can get the price for their crops i want us already for the woman to get their rights i want power to protect the rights of minorities i want are so ready to empower democracy and i will god willing to succeed in the struggle. now bags of military was formed and nine hundred forty seven shortly after the country gained independence from britain it's the sixth largest in the world in terms of active military personnel and the biggest among muslim countries it is seize control of several civilian governments over the years and forcing martial law to restore order and has dismissed members of parliament and as for three wars with india which killed at least one hundred thousand people plus it seen several standoffs on its border with afghanistan. ok well let's bring in our panel now and joining us from islamabad maria sultan director general of the south asians two sixty ability
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institute in washington d.c. via skype michael kuhlmann senior associates in south and southeast asia at the woodrow wilson center and also in islamabad how does a man executive editor of news of a very warm welcome to all of you america start with you what does the army want from these elections i think these are one of the morals. and one with watershed elections in pakistan's history the army's expectation that it should number one it should be peaceful as far as the transition is concerned number two of course they want a government which should be responsive to words development as a priority and of course corruption which answer should be there but the bigger question where there's all the underlying tensions you can see is primarily about the civil military relations and also the fact that the state institutions should not come at odds when it's coming to the issue of the state and when it comes to the state's ability to respond back to that as primarily
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a couple of things which is at this moment at the back of the military thinking process ok and of course some of those are not be able to. why there should be three hundred seventy one thousand soldiers monitoring this vote they're noticing that this is three times the number that we had in the last elections in two thousand and thirteen. that is primarily because of the fact because the election commission has number one requested for it and number two because of the fact and the fear that maybe there would be rigging on the polling day so you needed in honest interlocutor now for that the question is will the other candidates people in pressure whether they would be seven administration which would be marking that because if you look at the actual election process which requires both political parties you presented on top of that matter any number of representatives which are available at that polling station to be there once the word count happens so it's never about casting the water it's always about counting the work so you want that process to be transparent and you want that to be something in which people believe
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that their mandate has not been stolen ok how much of it is pick up on that last point that the soldiers are there to ensure that there's a transparent election is that something that you're happy with i think i asked this question to the secretary of the election commission of pakistan mr barber there. you are deploying the troops inside the polling stations so they said that we think that there will be. we need a lot of. manpower to amend the law and order situation especially in areas where the civil administration is not very powerful so that's why we are deploying. army troops inside the polling stations some of the political parties a lot of questions on that but i think that if a soldier is deployed inside a polling station with a weapon and in a uniform i think he cannot interfere in the polling process but
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he will be responsible only for maintaining law and order ok so how much military interference do you think that has been in this space. we have a history and if you go through the history of pakistan both so we can i can say that in the past there was a lot of interference by the. intelligence agencies in our election process some of the cases were heard in the supreme court of august and that this interference is documented recently in the us going to khan case but this time. there are some political parties who are saying their military should not be deployed inside the polling stations and some of the political parties they are not speaking openly but they have written letters and that they are talking privately to the military often shows that they think that there is some interference but the
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other side is saying that no we are neutral and we are not interfering so let's hope for the best and i think that. whatever is happening especially whatever happened last last night in dublin pretty often a d. and also meant of verdict against up the imminent leader of an evil bussy then about slogans by the so by his supporters against some state institutions so i think that said he must be prevented and i hope that the military will not interfere in. electoral process or to distribute it they should be very careful michel we will get to a promise in just about i just want to pick up. on that point that you make kind of these sentence yes they on saturday he was given a life sentence on three days four days before the vote but this is a case that's been pending in court for six or seven years and many people as you just said do point to the military having pressured the courts to pos that sentence
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and it's not the only one of its kind as it that we've seen against p.l.m. and candidates. you see i am following this case since last six years and actually . the narcotics force is involved in this case and the narcotics force is headed by a serving army officer and he was complaining since since last three four years that some military officials are contacting him and they are putting pressure on him and they want that. big dictation from them and that's why. they are trying to convict me and this. doc is actually. which is used in medicines it is not used as a drug in a pakistani piece so he has been having that my last time at length to move forward to see it as it is
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a politically motivated case or not. yeah. majority opinion and list bugs on majority. journalists. is a victim of. ok michael what's the view from outside of pakistan i mean a lot of media are looking at these elections and the headlines are that the military is into filming on unprecedented levels what's the view that from washington well i mean i think if you look at all of the developments in recent months starting with some of those that have already been mentioned here the fact that several very senior leaders have been sentenced to prison. so close before the election like no wash or eat the former prime minister and his daughter mario received jail sentences you know just within days of the election
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and there have been arrests of them all in numbers there have also been censorship media censorship of outlets that are perceived to be too pretty to be focusing too much on the pm alem and they're perceived to be too favorable to the emelin and of course the military itself in pakistan it does have a reputation for interfering or getting involved in politics in a big way when it's not ruling the country directly and also the military has sparred with the p.l.o. and significantly during the last two years and the time in power and terms of some decisions that and some news that no law sharif did such as publicly criticizing and look to. for not sufficiently against terrorists that threaten india and afghanistan are their base and they are based on pakistani soil and i believe that no washer is also suggested a willingness to. speak more and engage more with india than the military would have liked all of this to me suggests that you know you can't rule out the. here
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that the military is trying to behind the scenes engineer some type of outcome that could undercut the pm elam's electoral prospects but i don't think we should overstate the role of the military or mean certainly the pm a land i think in my view with least is there is corruption in the ranks and i think one could argue that the party did not do the best job of trying to explain all these questions about it so it's offshore assets and all that but at the end of the day i think what the what the pakistani army wants the most from an electoral is a weak coalition government that would enable the military to have influence and i think in that sense there would be a need for the p m l m l and not to be able to sweep to and out rate their korean and absolute majority in the election so it's a complicated story and i think it's important not to necessarily subscribe to the dominant narrative that the military is completely stage managing something in the
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p.l.m. you know is completely innocent in all of this i think the middle ground is perhaps more accurate and absolutely and also maria not to forget the imran khan is a very popular candidates he's he's standing on a platform promising to fight corruption of course which we've seen the piano man absolutely tainted with over the last few years he's also planning to be transparent and break with the gnostic policies and he is very popular with the young isn't he. well you're spot on as far as popularity is concerned but i think this is for the first time that all actors in pakistan and pakistan's national security stand tested that means that the political parties have to for the first time actually come out and actually own different stuff you know for example and certainly for buffy the question of apathy is not something which you can just set the sign yes they could be judicial activism which you are seeing and maybe that is leading to this this underhand but the fact remains that there is corruption the
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fact remains that there are other candidates all of the parties which are also being subject to yes there are bigger questions in terms of how much and what level of party leadership is being affected by this process and let's not forget the most important thing is that it is all pre-election the most important factor would be done once the people go to the polls because it is then that the people would actually speak and speak for talks on and i think this is where most parties are actually afraid whether it is p.t.i. yes they have the youth but have to done the development work they haven't have the pm and done the. gone forward on the development yes but have they dealt effectively with corruption perhaps not be silent on national security issues is it just an india case is not so simple i think there are not good because if you look at the policy they have been very square they have been on civil military i would say there was an equation when it came to afghanistan and even in terms of india
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despite whatever the talk was and at the end of the day then there is also the bigger silent majority which is not spoken but which is emerging these are the other coalition partners such as the m m a's such as the. other independents because it is going to be perhaps the most unknown factor or the wildcard which we're having at this moment are going to be the independents and it would also be the people's party were it's great to be so i think at this moment every belief. can party stands tested along with the military in which that how it's going to balance itself out and at the end of the day on election day the people of pakistan can speak ok once for all at least we will have some clarity where the motions are growing ok there's been quite a lot of coverage and chris as i'm in the run up to these elections especially when it comes to the media we've seen a lot of restrictions placed on door newspaper its distribution has been disrupted in military areas and indeed on geo t.v. which is your channel how have you felt the pressure. you see i am not
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a spokesperson of the geo t.v. but as far as the facts are concerned nobody can deny the facts that judy was shut down many times in the last couple of months and dawn is also facing the same problems. these days most of the un go to including we cannot do live shows and then we ask our management. who pressurised you. not to do live shows so this here that there is no pressure from the military but this is our own it men view don't want that anything against judiciary or army should go on air so that's five are doing it. going to court or choice so this is that there is no pressure but many people they are aware that there are some hidden pressures and there is also history of these kind of precedent and this is not
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a new thing because i am covering elections other journalists in nine hundred eighty eight so this is my seventh election so for me situation was same in two thousand and thirteen and two thousand election i was banned i was not on the screen but it is must have been me so before that in two thousand to the situation was sam so in two thousand eighteen if g.o.p. or dawn or any other t.v. channel or newspaper is facing any pressure this is not new. it's a long history so what if we compare the election of two thousand and eight two thousand and eight with two thousand and eighteen so situation is slightly better ok it can't people are people talking a lot more openly now about the role of the military in pakistan you see i never heard. a questions from the political and intellectual elite of one job in the past about the role of military and
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intelligence agencies in politics whenever i go to universities and all the students they ask me questions. previously i i face these questions only in baluchistan and sin and. so a few days ago i was in a university in rubber printing and young students they were asking me these kind of questions that why there is political management by those people who are not supposed to interfere in politics and last night what happened in rubble twenty outside the court. the n.t. drug court and the narcotics court the people openly raised slogans against some intelligence agencies and some institutions and no t.v. channel aired or slogans but they are available on social media so this is you see as a citizen of this country this is very much concerned about the situation because i
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never heard these kind of slogans these kind of questions this kind of criticism in punjab because there is an impression that army belongs to punjab because punjab is that ok biggest province so i think and i feel that there is a realisation within the army that this situation is not good and if there is a complaint from any political party or any civil institutions the complaint must be addressed ok michael do you think this role of social media as a positive one and that you have seen attempts in pakistan to block the more traditional media but as one investor saying it doesn't matter because on social media everything is available anyway. well i mean this is true and social media is a blessing and a curse word and in pakistan and in every other country as well i mean what i feel is somewhat disturbing is that what we're seeing over the last few months the efforts by the state in pakistan and to to to essentially. target practice
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on those on social media that are seen as being overly critical of the military and the intelligence establishment and i think that that may be a realization on the part of the state that social media is powerful and i think as as the state is cracked down more on you know anti-military critics or military critics offline in traditional media that you know social media has become a bit of a redoubt and a bastion for the more liberal components of the country and those willing to keep criticising the military and therefore there's a need to move into the social media sphere to crack down on those. on those that are critical of the military there and what we have seen over the last few months is unfortunately disappearances of some folks who have been particularly critical of the army so it's true that social media is obviously a very very vibrant fear and it will continue to be so but i think that what you're starting to see in countries like pakistan as it becomes as though some may be to
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become much more influential and you have these critics that have their voices amplified on there there's a need to to deal with those critics so to speak as well so it's actually a rather precarious state of affairs i want to move running out of time as well to move on to more international ma says at the beginning of this year washington cost over a billion dollars in annual security because of what it said was pakistan's support for terrorist groups in relations with the u.s. of never being what maria is improving ties with the united states on anyone's agenda doesn't even matter because traditionally foreign policy has to be. full of the military ending. i think of foreign policy as an issue for all back sunny leaders who are becoming to far no the moment they will take office this is something which is going to be staring them back squarely and very strongly but the
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issue which we're dealing at this moment is is the bigger question in terms of how different powers to be in pakistan actually settle and how the stuff forces are managed listening to the two colleagues who are just speaking i think there is also something which the facts on the military said today and that is that if there are claims that they're interfering that the supreme court must investigate all these allegations so there is also a bigger responsibility for that but there is a bigger you know there has to be a fine line in terms of what constitutes in terms of being anti-military in terms of its political aspirations or for that matter a civilian in a drawback in n. terms of engagement but on the other hand it's also in terms of whether to target the institution percy so i think these are are hard times but most importantly these are learning times and these are this is how the democracy would actually mature and box and ok and we believe that eventually things will settle ok just in the last minute or so that we've got left always saying that democracy maturing in
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pakistan is seen as the second democratic transition between civilian governments in the country's history but do you think it's going to be viewed as such. you see daylight when the fifth is a very important day and i think some people and some forces there tried their level best to delay the election but the fear and now some people some forces are trying to manipulate the election so i think that if they believe in pakistan if. they have some love for they have somebody suspect for pakistan they should not try to manipulate. july twenty fifth election because if this election will become controversial then every nobody will gain anything every pakistani going to be a loser so i can only appeal all the people all the institutions that let's.
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make a good friend and try to make a transparent and free and fair election on july twenty fifth i feel telling them so many problems. and i'm telling you i'm warning them. it's hard to say i think that we're going to have a long argument century there is not going to be any one party with an absolute majority and there's going to need to be a need for a very fractious and perhaps extended negotiation to cobble together a coalition which could take a very long time and i think that you know that brings to mind you know there to speak some very interesting powerbrokers such as are dari from the p.p.p. even would be in a position to try to negotiate in ways to bring their party into the fold somehow it's going to be a very interesting week indeed ok many things to put as we have to stop that we will keep discussing this topic here on al-jazeera and i'm sure we revisit it again on inside story for the moment the results on michael coleman and hunted me thank you very much for joining us and thank you too for watching you can see the program
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again any time by visiting a website that's al-jazeera dot com for further discussion to go to our facebook page that's facebook dot com for slash a.j. inside story because it join the conversation on twitter our handle is at a.j. inside story from me laura kyle and the whole team here it's my finale you. she's one of the oldest women living in this part of mccurdy in the jury essential being with state i mean a garba is her real name and she's hailed as
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a savior by the other women she sent in goes on by in the local language which means each additional breathing assistant or a midwife i mean has been delivering babies in her village for more than fifty years. i know that she would be would go to not going to was a well they come to me they are poor and they need help sometimes they come with nothing and i can't refuse them so i take care that even when they come pay me. but the challenges faced by him enough can be extreme this is what's left of her clinic she says a group of men set it on fire a couple of months ago and she can't afford to rebuild it and. it is devastating not only for her but for those women who rely on her. whenever i see something that has happened in the news my first reaction is to god don't let this person have been someone that we released on parole gatekeepers of the parole system you're
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asking us for a second chance rape was important to me on the other side of france in the hollow go to the other side of. our prison exploring the dark side of american justice system with job on al jazeera. this is the opportunity to understand a very different way where there. is a little. this is. all there i'm since as of this is a news outlet my from london coming out a suicide bomb attack near the airport in kabul moments after the return of exile
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vice president abdul rashid dostum to afghanistan playing at the dead of night around four hundred twenty members of the white elements and their families are evacuated to georgia by the israeli occupied golan heights a suicide attack kills a candidate from front runner imran khan's party head of pakistan's elections plus . underclothes reporting from greenland on the threats presented by the new realities bird tar and over in europe. and in sport lewis hamilton is back on top of the for real white championship standings he won the german grand prix and your magic fashion after for a while the sebastian vettel. there were. at least fourteen people have died in a suicide bombing targeting afghanistan's vice president abdul rashid dostum the
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former warlords and key ethnic leader return from exile after fourteen months following allegations tortured and abused at romainville at least sixty people are injured i still has claimed responsibility for the attack. as schools of vice president abdul rashid dostum supporters gathered to welcome him back to kabul is international airport a suicide bomber detonated his vest at the main entrance among the casualties with security forces and civilians. dostum escaped his convoy had passed minutes earlier the second most. awful man in afghanistan had been living in exile in turkey for the last fourteen months his supporters protested demanding his return but there are many who don't want him back. gen dostum lift off to ahmed ishi in northern accused him and his guards of kidnapping and rape. ordered his commander to rape
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me nine other bodyguards he told them to rape me until the ground is covered with blood and take a photograph but dostum refused to come in for questioning president ashraf ghani then persuaded turkey's president reject typo to want to take him in it's not the first time dostum spain exiled in turkey it's a repeat of ten years ago when he assaulted a political rival which led to this standoff in kabul between police and his bodyguards dostum has a ruthless reputation he has ruled northern afghanistan for thirty years and is renowned for shifting his allegiance. in one thousand nine hundred six he met top taliban commanders for talks with the handshake stops the he would fight the taliban in the northern alliance famously saying he could live a vow to a government where there is no whisky and no music after the two thousand and one us invasion doest in transition from warlord to politician.
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enormous influence in afghanistan's north making him a target his enemies want him gone his allies need her ahead of next year's presidential election. for more on just his return and its implications for afghanistan i'm joined by barrett blunk a senior fellow at the condi get in down went for international peace is also a former acting special representative for afghanistan and pakistan and joins us from washington d.c. thanks very much for coming on to al-jazeera where are we hearing isis so isis i still carry a afghanistan has claimed responsibility do you think this is to do with them just basically trying to destabilize the upcoming parliamentary elections or is this more about dostum is a. well i think it's probably too early to speculate precisely on their motives obviously. is interested in violence for its own sake they certainly do
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want to destabilize the elections and they might want to draw attention to the presence of such a divisive figure in afghanistan's government and they and do you think the reason that indeed he has returned is a lot to do with maybe president gunning wanting to appeal to the us but after all he is the one figure that the banks would be supporting more than any other. well i assume that that's the case i think the rehabilitation of general distance is a traditional part of the afghan election season it happened prior to the two thousand and nine election of course it famously happened when president gandhi selected him to be first vice president in two thousand and thirteen and it's happening again this year he has a vicious reputation and in some respects one might think it's that it's a bit of a risk allowing him back into the country but is this a calculated risk you think well it's definitely
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a risk again it points up the divisiveness of afghan politics but again i would just underscore that this was a very important move for president gandhi in two thousand and thirty in that you had a large number of candidates competing for the election then candidate danny was not necessarily in the first rank of those candidates by being the one who was bold enough to ask general distance to be his first vice president he was able to signal to all of the power brokers in afghanistan that he was somebody to be reckoned with and to launch himself into the second round and then into the presidency so this is probably a somewhat comfortable move for president gandhi although obviously also a somewhat uncomfortable move given the prosecution against him the afghan army with the foreign troops training in assisting are working very hard to try and make the center of kabul secure this happened just outside of the airport which is a very busy thera fafnir for afghans on foreigners
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a lie that really doesn't bode well in looking at the fact that they could target somewhere quite substantial. i think that it first of all condolences to all of the families of the lost and also to the wounded this kind of violence unfortunately is all too common in afghanistan we've gotten some good news recently that the taliban have suggested that they won't conduct this kind of suicide bombing in built up areas where you could have a lot of civilian casualties but the isis claim of responsibility just underscores that there are multiple sources of violence in the afghan conflict and you mention that the taliban obviously we've already had one cease fire there is another suggestion that this will be called again by the president what you think the chances of the taliban joining in that one well i think that president gandhi's move to call for a cease fire and to welcome the taliban's reciprocal cease fire in the first ied
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was really brilliant it was important for afghanistan it was important to show that there could be a future for peace president down he sought to extend the cease fire the taliban choose not to that might be a negative sign for their willingness to reciprocate again but certainly for all of us who hope for peace in afghanistan the idea that president ghazi might take another risk welcome another cease fire would be welcome many thanks very grateful for your thoughts on this jared blanc thanks for joining us members of the syrian rescue group the white house have made it to safety in jordan after being smuggled out in the dead of the night israel's military helped in the effort transporting four hundred twenty two of the first responders across to go on heights of the request of the united nations from there stephanie decker reports. under the cover of darkness hundreds of white helmet volunteers and their families made their way across the israeli occupied golan heights to jordan it was a top secret multinational effort helped along by the un their exit was facilitated
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by israel after requests from the u.s. canada and others its army issued a statement saying it was an exceptional humanitarian gesture canada the u.k. and germany have agreed to settle them the white helmets were founded in two thousand and fourteen to rescue civilians injured in attacks on rebel held territory the group has been backed by the u.s. and other western countries there was a fear what would happen to them once their area fell under government control but such a deal doesn't apply to the tens of thousands of civilians who fled the fighting and who remain behind closed borders their areas under opposition control for years now back in the hands of the syrian government and one of the latest deals rebels in syria's southwest region of can answer we should deal with the government on friday buses have been leaving from can answer to northern syria what you are seeing actually in my opinion is bought off the ends months with have been agreed between. an international powers in order to clear. the area from any
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presence that's is not that might not be happy with the syrian government has now taken back most of this southwestern part of the country the only area left under opposition control is the area behind me and it's controlled by a group affiliated with eisel there is no deal in the offering for them now we've been seeing multiple air strikes is also seen jets in the sky it seems the government's final battle for southern syria is underway stephanie decker al-jazeera in these really occupied golan heights. to pakistan now where tensions are rising ahead of wednesday's general elections a candidate from the front runner imran khan's party has been killed in a suicide attack there also wounded four others a crime of the ground up for was
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a candidate of the pakistan tariq insaf p.t.i. party is the car was targeted in the northwestern province of khyber to quaff as he was leaving a political meeting pakistani taliban claimed responsibility for wednesday's action is promising promising to be pakistan's most unpredictable yet when allegations of media restrictions and poll we're going overshadowing the vote a sum of binge of a report from lahore in punjab province. this is the man considered a disruptor by pakistan's two main political parties until a few months ago but now polls suggest iran can stay wrekin soft party is the frontrunner he's taken the lead from the washer if the former prime minister jailed by an accountability for the rise of iran hollande in the following nationally is alleged to have been engineered by the establishment a local metaphor for pakistan's military this is a plan and it is intended to bring about a result in this election which the planners want. it will produce
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a situation which will cause further difficulties for this country a weak government internally divided coalition. huge challenges. it's the first election where religious far right parties are taking part in mainstream politics with a regular back pakistan o.t.l. pete rose to prominence for the violent sit in in islamabad it was resolved after the military became a guarantor between the protesters and the government now it's a political force with more than five hundred candidates vying for national and provincial assemblies seats deal he plans to make pakistan but it was a true religious state that denies it is backed by the military and says its money come from loyalists in their millions all. the money given to us by the rangers was someone's individual and has nothing to do with the party this is a video which was made to get bara was a conspiracy. no musharraf's league has been assured of support from the allison at will de marte which was
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a band group until last month and imran khan's party has welcomed in its fall how cattlemen former chief a cleric who's on the u.s. terror watch list of the.


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