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ukraine's state security services the s.b.u. says it had counterintelligence officers on board and it also says that two missiles were fired by one of two russian fighter jets at the boats and one of those agents was seriously injured what happens next to the detained ukrainian servicemen may be unclear what's certain is that without their release ukraine will continue to ramp up pressure for some sort of international action against russia for what happened off the shores of an extent. andrew simmons al-jazeera have time for a short break you're not busy when we come back aid agencies working in yemen call on the u.s. to stop arming the saudi led coalition and save millions from starvation. the tight senate race in the u.s. state of mississippi that's being defined by racial tension as polls close in less than an hour.
from a fresh coastal breeze. to watching the sunset on the australian outback. however we got some rather wet weather into southeastern parts of china at my little line of cloud in place here we got that northeast a fave on our way and this of course now for this time of year whether in place there as we go on through wednesday hong kong could see some rather shop downpours from time to time the weather also making its way into the one half of vietnam quite keen wind coming through watch the skies back into the southeast of china on thursday twenty five degrees celsius still a few showers around that eastern side of vietnam meanwhile was say the showers across southeast asia some on the life side heat of the day showers of course in the u.k. you can see the the cloud just building in the heat of the day there they go with the usual rash of showers quite
a good spread here right down into indonesia continue to sink their way further southward some montra pushing up into them like a dentist seeing some showers along with spells of rain from time to time a possibility of some showers still in the forecast for sri lanka particular instance out of the country again is that northeasterly way in the eastern side of it will see some heavy rain from time to time that's wednesday going on into thursday cloud thinning and breaking for much of india. the weather sponsored by cat time and he's. investigating a murder by the indonesian military in one thousand nine hundred ninety nine al-jazeera correspondent step vasant takes us on a personal journey back to east timor recalling memories which impacted deeply on her chosen career the life and the lives of others now ninety two decades later she goes face to face with those responsible trail of murder indonesia's bloody retreat
on al-jazeera. welcome back a quick amount of top stories here this hour the white house says it's unlikely that president donald trump will meet the saudi crown prince of the upcoming g. twenty meeting in argentina meanwhile the head of the cia may not attend a senate briefing on wednesday on u.s. relations with saudi arabia. judiciary has launched an investigation into a complaint accusing saudi crown prince of human rights violations hundreds protested against muhammad been arrival in tunis as part of his tour of the arab nations. and u.s. president donald trump says he may cancel a meeting with his russian with russian president vladimir putin at the g.
twenty is in response to russian forces opening fire on ukrainian naval vessels earlier this week. help end the war in yemen prevent a massive famine and save tens of thousands of civilian lives that's the message from five major aid groups to the united states calling on the department of defense to cut military support for the saudi coalition to force them to change their approach to the conflict reports from djibouti. in a joint letter to the u.s. government the five charities say the hole to u.s. military support for the so democratic coalition would save many lives the u.s. they say is fueling a crisis that has severe consequences for millions of civilians. the international rescue committee oxfam america care u.s. save the children and the with generosity council say that fourteen million yemenis out risk of starving to death if the parties to the conflict don't change course
immediately we're completely desperate the more we wait every single minute. day a week we wait means more civilian shipment lossless and we're saying enough now is the time for the u. s. to use the power they have to end this brutal brutal manmade hell. in yemen today. the charities also accuse the warring parties of undermining the human sequenom it with practices that of course rampant inflation millions out of work and don't know where their next meal will come the u.s. supports the so democratic coalition with intelligence and sales of billions of dollars of arms we cannot have small children die of hunger and it's mis aisles and bomb brains every single day and allow for it happen because our own interest and political agenda u.s. defense secretary giamatti is announced last month that the u.s. wanted the warring parties to hold talks within thirty days and hostilities. the
target is now say washington should back up all those calls with jenin diplomatic pressure mainly on the sodium route to coalition it's been more than three years since the coalition began its full scale military campaign against both the fight is what captured most of northam yemen including the capital sanaa. says than what things hospitals schools water and electric. the plants have been hit by coalition killing tens of thousands of people the charities are now warning the united states that it could bear the responsibility of what could be the largest farm in decades if it doesn't stop its support for the so do you equal nation. djibouti some syrian refugees have been killed detained or forced into the military when they return home that's according to lebanon's minister of state for refugee affairs he says of the nearly a million syrians forced into lebanon during the war told thousands of returned to
syria since june moscow and damascus have been encouraging refugees to a patriot but rights groups and the un have warned of possible persecution. what we are sure about is nearly twenty people have been killed and there are three cases that i've personally documented i spoke with their relatives and received their photos these people are scared there might be revenge or they won't be allowed to return to syria especially because they're refugees in lebanon this is in addition to cases of kidnapping detention of men who have been forced to join assad's army these matters are known and reported daily on the internet we decided to talk about them now so that these acts of killing and kidnapping might stop such acts discourage syrian refugees from returning home. three u.s. soldiers have been killed and several others wounded in a roadside bomb explosion in eastern afghanistan it happened in the city of god it's the deadliest attack on u.s. forces in afghanistan in the past seventeen months the taliban claimed responsibility. people in the u.s.
state of mississippi have less than an hour to vote in a runoff election for a seat in the u.s. senate follows a campaign which highlighted the area's troubled past involving the lynching of black people incumbent republican senator cindy hyde smith was caught on camera saying she would happily attend a public hanging if invited she's facing african-american democrat mike espy the used to lobby for the former ivory coast leader laurent gbagbo has been charged with crimes against humanity well john hendren joins us live now from jackson mississippi john so with less than an hour to go until the polls close the race looking. well the stakes are high and this would be the fifty third republican seat or the forty eighth democratic seat of the one hundred seat senate hearing for the first time in many years the democratic candidate actually has a shot here mike espy an african-american candidate here in a state with forty percent african-american population really needs to get that population out to vote today and he needs to get
a good percentage of the rest of the population most of them caucasian and highly divided here in this state in order for him to win and one of the problems he has to overcome is that in a runoff election fewer people tend to come out and vote there just isn't the excitement that there is for a general election so both sides have pulled out the stops and cindy heinz smith whose headquarters i am at the moment right now she got donald trump to come here for two visits on the eve of election day to generate excitement which he did he was he's very popular in this state he won by eighteen percentage points in two thousand and sixteen and then president barack obama came out for mike espy in a series of robo calls these are recorded calls that go out to voters of both sides have really pulled out the stops and we will know in a matter of hours or we should unless it gets very close whether mike espy has pulled off a historic win here or whether it goes to cindy hyde smith the republican which is
the way things generally go here in mississippi. is to make a race of it against the favorite. well daryn this is generally not hospitable territory for a democrat they have not had a democrat wins statewide office here in mississippi since one thousand nine hundred eighty two and they haven't had an african-american win in this senate since reconstruction after the civil war it's been since the nineteenth century since that happened so this would definitely be historic cindy hyde smith by the way would also be the first female senator from the state of mississippi so history will be made here in one way or another tonight. now he espy has been helped a little bit by hyde smith's in empty dude one might say in this campaign she has tripped over her words a couple of times she made a comment about how a supporter says something kind about her and she came back and said if he attended
a public hanging she would be in the front row with him now this is a state where five thousand black men were lynched after the civil war so those were racially tinge remarks whether she meant them racially or not a lot of the criticism is that that just showed a tin ear to the history of mississippi a city in which the civil war still holds the power to divide she was also shown in a confederate cap holding a musket in a facebook picture and she made a joke about voter suppression saying maybe it was a good thing that it was a little more difficult for liberals to vote so she's had to overcome some of her own words that has helped s.b. but some democrats have said that he is the first credible democratic candidate here in more than a decade one of them will make history tonight aaron thank you. your sect of state might bump a will meet with mexico's incoming foreign minister to discuss migrants on their joint border the white house says the two will meet later this week to work out a deal to keep migrants in a mexico while their claims for u.s.
asylum are considered tensions mounted on sunday in the mexican border city of tijuana and u.s. authorities fired tear gas on migrants on the other side who are trying to cross over john home and has more from tehran could safely say that we're at the moment with the luckiest people to go in the caravan of central americans trying to get to the united states rinty quanah right on the border most people are not far from here about five thousand seven hundred sports center horridly converted into an open air camp this sleeping rough in tents the lucky ones another's of them just under the stars it's getting pretty cold in the plunder at the nights right now but there's about one thousand five hundred five hundred other people from the caravan the local organizations and in this case a church have put up they put a roof over their heads and they're getting at least some meals we've got the kitchen here of the up stairs room of this church the lady just behind me who's
making flout hard tacos delicious here is saying that she basically travel for a month in mexico sleeping rough the daughter got seriously ill and had to go into hospital and she's finally made it here to the border and discovered some sort of sanctuary there's a couple of other families here that say exactly the same it's actually a baby here one of the two that springboard during the time that the caravans been moving through mexico so what's next for these people they still hopeful they still have the dream like root of being reunited perhaps with her children in the united states of is trying to get to the other side but unities with work to escape poverty or violent code president trump is determined that these people are going to get across is labeled mostly to criminals also. u.s. asylum law isn't on the side of those fleeing poverty. but that's not a valid reason for the u.s. to give them sanctuary so it seems like a lot of people here are going to be disappointed even as they go through their
interviews to check if they are eligible for a sizable stateside some people are starting to head back to their countries of origin basically they've had enough of the very hard conditions in the other camp here. a sticking out just hoping really at this point for a miracle that something is going to change the wife of a british academic who was jailed for allegations of spying in the united arab emirates has released the first picture of a husband since his return to the u.k. matthew hedges landed in london after flying from dubai he was sentenced to life imprisonment last week before being pardoned on monday he was arrested in may while researching a ph d. on the u.s. security strategy the u.k.'s prime minister trees amaze in northern ireland to seek support for briggs that deal she hopes the day you people r.t. will back her plan in a parliamentary vote on december eleventh mase government relies on the deal for a slim majority of this week e.u. leaders approved the terms of the deal at
a summit in brussels the tories of may has insisted of a no hard border between northern ireland and the republic of ireland what the government has done in looking at this deal is ensure that the deal that we deliver is not only delivers on the vote and protects people's jobs but crucially recognizes the specific circumstances of northern ireland and the importance of maintaining our commitment to the belfast good friday agreement and ensuring that people in northern ireland can continue to live their lives as they do today and that we have no hard buda but scotland's first minister and leader of the scottish national party nicholas sturgeon has slammed the plan saying it will damage scotland's economy. the more scottish government the interests of this and future generations at heart could possibly accept the deal or not for that deal will take scotland eight or the european union against it will. lose scotland single market five hundred million people around it taints the size of the u.k.
market it doesn't take as a for the customs union and possibly deprive us of the benefits of e.u. treaty do you want them for fifty other countries in short was there and i was his dinner st this day you will meet scotland and indeed all of the united kingdom. south american football officials are moving the second leg of the copper liberty tourists file out of argentina sun violence forced the match between but as our as rivals were played and book a junior is to be postponed till now take place in either december the eighth or ninth at a venue to be decided argentina's president has been critical of security for the original kick off on saturday and does this. despite everything that's been said about the police operation which the mayor of one is aries is responsible for how can it be that the police arrested only twenty three people after the disturbances on saturday and within hours within our was these people were free i do not
understand i don't understand in the name of all argentineans i do not understand. has more now from. this is turning into one of the longest finals in world football history the first leg of the block a junior stadium on the tenth of november was delayed by a day because of heavy rain that match was played ending in a two two draw the second leg at the river plate stadium scheduled for the twenty fourth of november was delayed by a day after the bulk of junior's team bus was attacked by river plate fans the following day the match was again suspended after the book team said that their players really no fit state to play the twenty seventh of november the south american football authorities cami ball meets at their headquarters in assume cion to say that the game will be played on the eighth or the ninth of december in the ground outside of argentina still to be determined but bucket unions have protested
they don't want the game to go ahead they want to be declared the copa libertadores is champions that will be appealed venue will be decided confusion reigns all around political heads have already rolled the head of security in the city government has already been sacked one thing is that this debacle will do nothing to win hearts and improve the relations between two of the bitterest rivals in world football. up with all the news on our website there it is on your screen all the latest on the upcoming g twenty meeting in the arjun time capital one as our as the address al-jazeera dot com. all right time for a quick check of the headlines here the white house says it's unlikely the u.s. president will meet the saudi crown prince during the upcoming g. twenty meeting in argentina because of his busy schedule comes as the senate is due to be briefed on wednesday about the ongoing u.s.
involvement in the war in yemen and the murder of the journalist. the head of the cia gina hospital has listen to recordings of the shock his death but reportedly won't be at the briefing mike hanna has more from washington. well there's been no confirmation as yet but various reports do indicate that this was done at the instruction of the white house now what is happening is that the secretary of state and the secretary of defense will be addressing the senate behind closed doors on the whole issue of jamal khashoggi but some speculate that in the absence of the director of the cia it's not going to be a briefing about the death of it's more going to be about reasons why the senate should not impose sanctions against saudi arabia. judiciary has launched an investigation into a complaint accusing the saudi crown prince of human rights violations. hundreds of people protest against muhammad bin salmond's arrival in tunis as part of his tour
of arab nations u.s. president donald trump says he may cancel a meeting with russian president vladimir putin at the g. twenty summit in argentina it's in response to russian maritime forces opening fire on ukrainian naval vessels earlier this week. five international aid groups of call in the u.s. to hold all military support for a saudi a morality led war in yemen in a joint statement the aid group warns that forty million people are at risk of starvation people in the u.s. state of mississippi have less than an hour to vote in a runoff election for a seat in the senate it follows a campaign which highlighted there is a troubled past involving lynching of black people incumbent republican senator cindy hyde smith was caught on camera saying she would happily attend the public hanging if invited she's facing african-american democrat mike espy used to lobby for former ivory coast leader laurent gbagbo who's been charged with crimes against humanity well those are the headlines for you continues here on al-jazeera
up the inside story of station country watching. he is reviving its efforts of the jamal khashoggi murder investigation police have searched two villas that belong to a saudi citizen but will it make any difference and can encourage succeeded its push for an international investigation this is inside story.
hello welcome to the program i'm adrian finnegan it's been nearly two months now since the journalist walked into the saudi consulate in istanbul his murder up at the hands of a fifteen member hit squad has put saudi arabia under an international spotlight it's an battled crown prince has been accused of ordering the killing is on a tour of regional countries before heading to argentina for the g. twenty summit but turkey wants to make sure the case doesn't disappear from the world's attention its investigators launched a search of two villas outside istanbul on monday they say they're owned by a saudi businessman who's close to the current prince we'll bring in our guest in just a moment but first al-jazeera is tony buckley has more on the turkish investigation . the search centered on a large villa near the town of yellow an hour's drive south of istanbul the forty strong team including police with sniffer dogs security forces and forensic investigators spent all monday at the villa which is said to be owned by a rich saudi businessman turkish media reported that he has links to crown prince
mohammed bin from the man. of the saudi king and crown prince could be seen hanging in the hallway. turkish investigators were acting on phone records of calls made from the saudi consulate in istanbul before she was murdered one is said to have been made to the villa by a saudi national he's been named as left tenant colonel mansoor othman abu hussein who was a member of the so-called hit squad which carried out the killing it's thought that colonel abu hussein is in the saudi civil defense force and to serve the crown prince the turkish prosecutor has issued a statement saying the call was made a day before the killing and it was to discuss either how to hide or destroy this because saudis body. the search included the surrounding area and a neighboring villa which is also owned by a saudi national neither of the owners was present fire services drained two wells before the forensic team took away samples. the two main theories about what
happened to mr saudi's body either it was dismembered and dissolved in acid in the consulate or his remains were taken away in black suitcases purchased by saudi officials on the morning of the murder they were then either disposed of in turkey or flown to saudi arabia under diplomatic privilege only the killers know the answer and they are in saudi arabia if this search fails to produce any significant evidence about the whereabouts of mystical saudis body it's difficult to see where this investigation goes from here without meaningful saudi cooperation which for some reason it still refusing to give. us in the queue much saudi authorities are investigating with the perpetrators of the crime they must hundred more over to us so that we can investigate them ourselves and know who the local collaborators or collaborators are and who gave the orders to carry out the crimes since all
these questions are still unanswered calls from around the world and international organizations are getting louder to open an international investigation into this crime that saudi. arabia mohamed bin salman though i'm moving on doing business and seeing friends is his first foreign trip since the murder of jamal khashoggi and the question being asked is if he wasn't the architect of this killing then why is he not finding out who was tony berkeley al-jazeera yell over turkey. let's bring in our guests for today's discussion from istanbul we're joined by professor of history at howden university base and from bucharest matthew bryce a senior fellow at the atlanta council and a former u.s. ambassador and from lancaster in the u.k. simon maybe on a senior lecturer in international relations at lancaster university welcome gentlemen good to have you with us professor based on let's start with you why is turkey so determined to seek justice for its own courts or through an international
investigation led by the u.n. and to keep up the pressure on saudi arabia and its crown prince well first of all this. i mean the unfortunate an awful thing had happened in turkish soil actually in walls come up with dylan is stumble law is not the political capital to draw a lot of attention and this gentleman was known to took should ministration i mean cheat and he had threatened and acquaintances so turkey is determined to follow it up because it's a hideous crime and a lot of details emerging but as far as the turkish public concerned. was invited to the consulate in istanbul and he and to but never came up salt turkey is determined to find out what had happened although all i'm sure that
a lot of other details that are not has been revealed and but also. that actually they want to find out the truth what had happened all far nothing much progress and all we know is that yesterday or at very close to istanbul on the other side of modern marci they were searching two villages professor. professing i think there's just more evidence that you have to come to light is that right well that is my guess definitely. so it is may no more because they raided two houses i mean that to begin with in order to start the crime or murder investigation you need to have the bodies somewhere the or at least you should know that what had happened so far i mean in german speaking in the public even international community. we don't have much we can i mean we know some topping some
recordings except draw but the rest is anyone's guess so turkey is really determined to find out. matthew ries ambassador will there come a point when turkey has to say ok we've done all we can here for the sake of relations with our allies we've got to put this to bed and move on or is tookie not going to let this go and if so why not well i think as the professor said turkey's preference would be to get to the bottom of this for just reasons of humanity and as a way to also strengthen turkey's reputation so people know turkey is on the side of right but i think there just logically does come an end in the line of the of the detailed information that has been leaked quite skillfully from a diplomatic perspective by the turkish government for the last month or so. there hasn't been any dramatic information released recently and i think that yesterday search of this villa outside is istanbul maybe it is an attempt to get some more
information that could be useful and you nation in this attempt by turkey to to set the record straight i think turkey is also negotiating a bit with both washington and with riyadh but showing it's had this information and then having some some discussions behind the scenes one of which is about to take place i think between presidents bush and the one at the g. twenty summit in buenos aires president trump you mean. will come into the g twenty meeting in just a few moments some of maybe on line close to what is keys and game here. the u.s. president has made it clear as far as he's concerned that the crown prince had nothing to do with the show actually is this something personal between the one and mohamed bin solomon or is it more to do with regional influence. i think there's every possibility that there is a personal dimension to it but i don't think there needs to be a personal dimension i think if you are if you're studying the middle east you're
studying middle eastern politics one of the first books that you read is called dialogues in arab politics by michael barnett and what bar it does is he tells the story of how a certain point certain incidents the actors involved have the opportunity to rework reconceptualized order international relations and i think that's exactly what this moment is what turkey is doing what president the un is doing is sensing that the affair has given him the opportunity to redefine a relationship between un qatar washington and illiad that has had turkey is the sort of the third player in a relationship that dates back to the one nine hundred fifty s. and i think turkey particularly under at the one is wanting to reassert itself on the regional stage and what i think many and turkey are doing is sensing that this is an opportunity to do that so leaving aside any personal animosity it's an opportunity for turkey. professor around in this town ball can ankara do you think succeed in its demand for an international investigation what what
needs to happen politically to bring that to fruition. well first of all. he stumbled the capital of a lot of the dissidents from middle east namely from egypt from syria saw turkey is determined to actually make sure that it's a safe place for all these people so therefore from my point of view it's this investigation is very very important but also the deter it in relations turkish sold relations actually had the momentum when the king called mr that on this case saw we raised the whole piece that the two countries would rebuild their relations and take it further so that also has that amount and also i'm very much hopeful that probably just twenty summit the dawn will meet maybe the prince
and done probably they will discuss further details and to bring this whole thing into an end but i very much doubt if saudi arabia holds any more details i don't know it probably they know whereabouts of the body so turkey does y. is going to press ahead until the bottom of it so it's going to keep it in my opinion for for a while from the international community's. attention i guess the browser could foresee circumstances in which saudi arabia could be persuaded to meaningfully cooperate with the the turkey's own investigation or an international un led investigation and if so who do the persuading. well the answer to that question depends entirely on whether or not the crown prince is guilty if he is indeed the one who ordered this then there is no chance no chance in the world
saudi arabia will cooperate and unless under extreme duress and under conditions that are unforeseeable at this point but to answer the sort of hypothetical question were there to be an international investigation were turkey to keep pressing the case i don't think you could ever see one under u.n. auspices one one that would be approved by the u.n. security council because the u.s. will oppose that and and to tell you the truth russia may oppose such an investigation as well for a number of reasons one being russia is happy to step in and shore up its ties with saudi arabia while the crown prince is feeling vulnerable so i don't think there could be a u.n. investigation whether there could be an investigation under the international court of justice that's another question or maybe other under some other international body that would be broadly enough representational to to garner a sense of legitimacy but i don't see it happening under the united nations system ok turkey's foreign minister says the president's troops assessment of the cia's
findings are wrong. how funny think tookie is willing to push this with the u.s. what is president looking to get out of the trumpet ministration well that was quite a dramatic statement by foreign minister childish will and i you know you haven't seen that reiterated since he made that initial statement because it's dramatic to call out the u.s. president in the century say the u.s. president's not telling the truth or outright lying. so i think what will happen in ankara is that president obama and his team are going to wait and see how much pressure comes on president bush by the congress especially when the new house of representatives convenes on the control of the democratic party come january what are the i don't want out of this well there are several difficult issues on the u.s. turkey agenda unresolved problems there's u.s. cooperation. in with kurdish militias that turkey views as a terrorist organization the wipe e.g. turkey wants that to end the united states would like to see turkey stop shelling
those y.p. g. forces in syria there's also the issue of a state bank help bank whose vice president was convicted of money laundering and helping to evade iran sanctions turkey would like to see the criminal case against health bank dropped but then finally there's the issue of issues which is the residency in the united states misstate of pennsylvania of federal like you len who in turkey widely believed masterminded the two thousand and sixteen coup attempt and i will add i don't know a single turkish person who disagrees with the notion that your land indeed did mastermind that attack so i think president are no one is looking for some progress on any of those issues so i would move on and length as to what do you think the chances are that a president managing to twist of president trump who has declared his support of course for the grandparents might have been someone probably not very likely to be honest but just before getting into that i just want to stress that let's not forget tookie is one of the state's most responsible for detaining journalists and
opposition movements across the world turkey has a long track correct code of doing so and so to kind of frame this is the protection of a journalist i think misses a great deal of the point here this is a political issue that is being used by ankara as a means of exerting more pressure on washington and now as to whether they can do it or not i don't think mr trump will budge he's been pretty steadfast in his view of saudi arabia his view of the crown prince and he's put all of his faith in the ability of crown prince mohammed bin soundman to counter iran not only in syria but in yemen and across the middle east now we've seen there have been a number of high profile strategic mistakes made by the crown prince but even so high. come with a strong public rebuke from washington as yet so i think the idea that the ankara can exert pressure on trying to get him to drop the crown prince i think it's
highly highly unlikely at this point. professor of professor bass and what do you have to say in response to what simon maybe i would say that you agree with his assessment of turkey's political motives here well that's most argued actually when you've been in turkey but as i said i think turkey wants to safeguard its soil at least as i said in istanbul and doesn't want this case to be closed easily because the trump trump himself made the written announcement last tuesday in fact there was a very striking sentence that says probably will never it was in italy it is now will know what had happened etc so this is not just a statement it's basically saying to people just drop it out so that seems infuriated turkey so i do not think turkey really is seeking revenge from saudi
arabia probably they're not going to gain much out of it but it is very important for turkey i mean i don't know historically if we have any other case similar to this that you know. somebody in turkish soil just and to the. consulate and done disappeared so i think also turkish administration and namely particularly the sort of on making that. kind of a personal issue because this is not really easy to swallow and probably they're thinking that if we let it go then you know we'll know what's next done where the world does what i think does what it's important for turkey to clear this and find out the truth and at the same time probably want to make a little bit of. make others understand it as solid as and if you've told prince behind it this is not the nisa thoughts that what they did is not really
something they should be doing that you brought as a give you a brief moments respond to that if you would want to come on to ask about the g. twenty sure yeah i don't think there's any chance at all that president trump is going to budge i agree and i don't think president expects that president trump is going to budge i think with president add on is doing is is looking for something in return for letting the issue go once there's no more information to be leaked and i just like to add as a former u.s. official in for twenty three years i was shocked and disappointed beyond expression at what president trump said in his statement he actually said maybe the crown prince did it maybe he didn't says as the professor is saying we'll never know but we have all these important business interests on the table in arms sales that is remarkable for me to hear from a u.s. president you know we we were all trained in the foreign service and in university
and even elementary school that the u.s. cares about certain values in the world as well as strategic interests and this is the first time i've ever heard a u.s. president so blatantly to abandon that mission that americans like to feel they have to do something good in the world the you raised earlier the issue of the g. twenty hit turkey's foreign minister said that said that i had been some of his to meet with turkey's president or the one at the g twenty what do you make of that why would the crown prince want to meet his accuser the man who's stirring up so much trouble for him both at home and abroad yeah that's a great question my guess is perhaps washington and riyadh have been collaborating on a way to deescalate we know that secretary pompei over his it did riyadh as well as on in the midst of all this secretary pompei oh didn't didn't want to listen to the tape that the turks had that they played for the cia director. there's been some story speculation that maybe washington and riyadh are working together to make the cover story stick so perhaps the white house suggested to the crown prince asked to
see president aired on the make up somehow try to deescalate the tension and by the way we've got your back so do the best job you can to get us all out of this mess and i think that's tragic for for everybody except probably the crown prince son and my bone what do you think the chances of that meeting actually happening. i think first of all we've got to figure out if the crown prince is going to go to the g. twenty there are reports coming out this morning that human rights watch is placing pressure on argentinean prosecutors to arrest the crown prince for for his involvement in not only that but in the war in yemen and i think that if there is any doubt whatsoever if there is any theer in the crown prince's mind then he will he will decide not to make that trip but if he does that i think it would be very interesting for mr and the crown prince to meet i think that there is a lot for the two states to discuss not least with regard to the g. affair and how to move beyond that but also how to deal with
a region where the two are are heavily involved the two have aspirations about the ordering of the region and they've not always see eye to eye so i think going back to my very first answer about redrawing space this is about an existential vision of the middle east that's at stake here so that conversation is going to be wide ranging and incredibly intense and if that meeting actually goes ahead that as you said it's still doubtful as to whether i mean he says he intends to go to the g. twenty in argentina but with with argentina being asked to investigate in the possible war crimes in in yemen under universal jurisdiction it's doubtful whether he will we will risk going but would have been some if that meeting takes place be able to persuade president to one of his innocence in there or at least acquire the allegations against him personally. i guess it depends what those tapes say those tapes that we've heard so much about but haven't yet heard or at least i've
not been privy to and i guess depending on what those tapes a world that will determine whether the crown prince is able to to try and convince mr add to one of his innocence i think a great many people are of the opinion that this type of action could not have occurred. if the leadership of key saudi officials without his chew tillage and so i think that there is that perception that is incredibly difficult to erode particularly if there is some evidence of something in the tapes let's say some kind of smoking gun so i think it's going to be a hit an incredibly difficult task for the crown prince but but as they are investors that perhaps if there is some kind of some kind of coordination between via them washington then we could see some kind of versioning rapprochement but i think it will take some quite seismic diplomatic efforts based on do you agree with that assessment what is turkey looking to get out of of this meeting at the g
twenty with the saudi crown prince if indeed it goes ahead i mean is it looking for some sort of approach what is it looking for a way to deescalate the situation while i don't think it also turkey interested in keepin it always is collated and keeping also you know current affairs busy with the subject lot of people really upset about i'm sure of the soldiers citizens as well back in the country so yes indeed but a talk of trying to find a solution but the same time there is a way like a criminal case in hand and the also responsible for making some public explanation about it on if they agreed agreed on what so i think this would sort of fall couple of corners one is that you know hopefully he will ask more corporation from the soul decide it least to have like a viable. exit strategy for this issue
a little what would that be and number two i think turkey at the highest level all saw willing to restore the relations and play a positive role in syria as well as other economic projects in the regional this person lie thing and always promote peace in turkish or televisions whenever i appear so i think that meeting can prove something positive or elles or i think if it doesn't awful much help in this case it may turn again against them but it's not the transfer case i think what is has been said in those programs absolutely true turkey is really annoyed and sees this p why did occur on forces its borders very dangerous to their national security ok them afraid gentlemen we must end our discussion we're out of time thank you to all that we base and matthew bryza and simon may be on as always thank you for watching don't forget even see the program at any time just by going to the website at al-jazeera dot com for
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reportedly won't be at the briefing mike hanna has more from washington well there's been no confirmation as yet but various reports do indicate that this was done at the instruction of the white house now what is happening is that the secretary of state and the secretary of defense will be addressing the senate behind closed doors on the whole issue. but some speculate that in the absence of the director of the cia it's not going to be about the death of it's more going to be about reasons why the senate should not impose sanctions against saudi arabia meanwhile trump's national security adviser john bolton says he isn't going to learn anything by listening to the tapes of khashoggi is murder. so let me take the question of the tape first no i haven't listened to it and i guess i should ask you why do you think i should what do you think i learned from the curious i certainly have access to the. family in this room speak arabic
that the senator would you want me to listen to and what am i going to learn from i mean if they were speaking korean i wouldn't learn any more from it either they would be able to tell you well then you think i should read a transcript so you don't think it's important you're not really i'm just trying to make the point that everybody who says why don't you listen to the tape unless you speak arabic what are you going to get from him to his ears judiciary has launched an investigation into a complaint accusing saudi arabia's crown prince of human rights violations hundreds of people who protested against mom had been sandman's arriving in tunis as part of his tour of arab nations u.s. president donald trump says he may counsel a meeting with russian president vladimir putin at the g twenty summit in argentina in response to russian maritime forces opening fire on ukrainian naval vessels early this week. five international aid groups have called on the us to hold all
military support for a saudi american coalition in yemen in a joint statement the aid groups warn that fourteen million people at risk of starvation. three u.s. soldiers have been killed and several others injured in a roadside bomb explosion in eastern afghanistan it happened near the city of god the deadliest attack on u.s. forces in afghanistan in the past seventeen months the taliban has claimed responsibility. people in the u.s. state of mississippi have less than an hour to vote in a runoff election for a seat in the u.s. senate that follows a campaign which highlighted the areas troubled past involved in the lynching of black people incumbent republican senator cindy hyde smith was caught on camera saying she would help me attend a public hanging if invited she's facing african-american democrat mike espy the use of lobby for former ivory coast leader in the wrong bug but has been charged with crimes against humanity john hendren has more from mississippi and this would be the fifty third republican seat or the forty eighth democratic seat of the one
hundred seat senate here in for the first time in many years the democratic candidate actually has a shot here mike espy an african-american candidate here in a state with forty percent african-american population really needs to get that population out to vote today and he needs to get a good percentage of the rest of the population most of them caucasian and highly divided here in this state in order for him to win and one of the problems he has to overcome is that in a runoff election fewer people tend to come out and vote there just isn't the excitement that there is for a general election. state my pump aoe will meet with mexico's incoming foreign minister to discuss migrants on the joint border the white house says the two will meet later this week to work out a deal to keep migrants in mexico while their claims for us asylum are considered tensions mounted on sunday in the mexican border city of tijuana and us all thora has fired tear gas on migrants on the other side were trying to cross over.
you nisha as fascinated me ever since i was a teenager. it is stunning strange warm and man acing all at the same time. i moved here shortly after my wedding day sixteen years ago my husband and i had been a guitarist in a punk rock band and i was the singer. wonderful carefree days at an all growing up now and in search of a new adventure. into a house in a local neighborhood of jakarta indonesia had become all home. i was by dan a television reporter and andrei became my camera man. to gather we embarked on a new careers as foreign correspondent. one event however affected angry and me more than any other it happened you know
early years here and it continues to trouble me today. it is a story that i need to revisit it is a journey that i need to make again sadly it is a journey that i can only make alone. back in east timor a country that i came to many times in the late one nine hundred ninety s. and much more turbulent days. i have returned to retrace the steps of one particular battalion of the indonesian army as they retreated towards in the ne in one thousand nine hundred nine. and to one of the saddest things i've ever known. september twenty first one thousand nine hundred ninety national rather
be on my mind. but it was on that day at the town in seventy four fi writer my friend dutch journalists and the two most. indonesia in faded east timor in one thousand nine hundred seventy five leading to an occupation that was often violent and bloody the pro independent guerrilla force fell until fought for freedom and it is believed that one quarter of the population died as a result. in one thousand nine hundred eighty change of indonesian president brought home. a new president habibie sought a solution to the continuing problems in east timor and they cleared a referendum on the future of the region. in my heart just a lot of. if. brothers and says. does. not just us after more than twenty years.
to get his us then. he should decide. to stay with us or to simply as friends and build good leaper. it was a huge story that my husband andrei and i were keen. i'll be covering. them shortly before referendum day we went to a front until camp in the jungle. it was an extraordinary experience especially to me to guerrilla commander. he shared his thoughts with us down thoughts that he still believes in today. as up i meant. by in contrast rapid or mental most of the songs yes all the songs passed in a settlement or a friend in the quarter on the dilute the no i don't know what
a polka. in the new moment to the ends of in the gutter on the scale as posole as investments in the the in the kill example of it. and they didn't lose the struggle the east timorese voted overwhelmingly for independence. things had become even more dangerous however in the run up to the world the indonesian military and the pro indonesian militias they had formed and become increasingly violent. they no longer considered us to be observe us they felt that journalists were on the side of the east timorese and it was so stuck in our minds that we became a talking to. those we coming. most likely taverns couple dear the boys least of area. if is a credit or last party in our sport there. was cyril and then
isaiah right there out an osprey. plays the military denied involvement in the violence then and as i am discovering they continue to do so today. she. is. rather. than all of us are. they any and mocking us you can say of the book even if you got locked out of eight women i got raiatea that if you are young. you can be or install it here in iowa sharia so much for you peter. my friend jihad was also in italy at the time working for the e.b.u. do you been broadcasting you. suddenly i see from the. military . go around. wondering
what's really going on. inside. the sieged and ray and i were on the roof when we came on the fire. i was in the lobby hundred crace militia man with a sword try to attack the journalist. who filed the last report. and here. comes the feeling when the. next morning we were forced to leave the indonesian military came to town put us on two trucks and drove us to the airport. we were removed from one of the largest international stories at the time.