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where ever you. see dons omar al bashir becomes the first arab leader to visit damascus since the syrian war began nearly eighty years ago. and i'm just audio tape and this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up. on the streets in hungary protesting against prime minister viktor all band and calling and label reform slavery. twelve dead and
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fighting on the outskirts of the yemeni port of data ahead of a cease fire set to start on tuesday plus. i'm scott either in bangkok's chinatown were group of performers trying to keep the centuries old art form of chinese opera a la their story coming up. a president accused of war crimes has become the first arab leader to visit syrian president bashar al assad in damascus since the beginning of the war nearly eight years ago state media acquired sudan's president omar al bashir expressing his hope that syria will recover its important role in the region as soon as possible syria was expelled from the arab league shortly after war broke out there in twenty eleven the assad government has been accused by the u.n. and rights groups of committing multiple war crimes and it's now. just sued on
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several arab countries have recently indicated they may be willing to normalize relations with the syrian government in october president assad gave his first interview to a gulf based newspaper since twenty eleven he told the kuwaiti paper that western and arab delegations had already begun work to resume diplomatic and economic ties just a week earlier bahrain's foreign ministers surprised observers by embracing his syrian counterpart down while i'm on the sidelines of a un general assembly meeting in new york and even neighboring israel has taken steps towards improving relations with the assad regime its commit troops crossing in the occupied golan heights was partially reopened. under russian military supervision jordan also reopened the nasa crossing into syria that same month the date has shown me is the director of cent is the director of the center for middle east studies at the university of denver he says arab countries want to curtail iran's influence in syria. well i think they're trying to
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perhaps root assad away from his alliance with iran. the number one priority for the assad regime today after crushing all opposition to his rule is economic reconstruction the west is not going to invest in that economic reconstruction but there are very wealthy arab states that do have the resources the financial resources and so i suspect part of the agenda here is to see whether they that whether you know bashar al assad can be influenced financially. with reconstruction aid in exchange for weakening his alliance with iran you know if it wasn't for the wrongs. participation in the horrific war in syria over the last you know seven years bashar al assad would not be alive today he said he would be in power so you are on has
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a huge amount of influence i don't think at the end of the day that bashar assad will break his alliance with iran and switch sides but i think what's i think much more fundamental and i think what's uniting bashar al assad with other. arab states in the region is that bashar al assad and other leaders of the arab states in the middle east share a common national security concern and that national security concern is fear of their own populations fear of democracy fear of political change so in that sense they have a very common sort of set of concerns that they that they're trying to fight and push back against. well the e.u. has warned turkey against taking any further military action in syria turkish president russia has threatened to enter the northern city of mann binge if the u.s. doesn't remove kurdish fighters turkey considers them to be terrorists but they've partnered with the u.s. in the fight against eisel e.u.
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foreign policy chief federica marini said turkey shouldn't undermine the u.s. led coalition against isis at least twelve people have died and twenty five others have been wounded in violence around yemen's port city of her data. the rebels and saudi backed government forces have been fighting south and east of her data throughout saturday nights and into sunday afternoon a un brokered cease fire deal comes into effect on choose day a day to process is about seventy percent of the country's food aid and other imports and the u.n. secretary general has warned that much west lies in store for yemen unless its warring sides reach a peace deal he said the number of people needing aid will continue to rise if there's no end to the conflict. declaration of feminine is a technical declaration that relates to a number of indicators. and sometimes people think that effect at famine is not
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that it doesn't that means that people are not suffering no there is a high level of hunger in yemen we are supporting eight million people with food in yemen and we assume that if the humanitarian situation does not improve will be supporting forty million people next year and that is indeed how you get in yemen that is extremely worrying the question of calling it feminism as i said this sickly technical seemed related to a number of images but emitters but the effect that meaning was not declared does not in any way. diminish is a huge concern with the very high level of hunger that exists in in yemen with the number of people dying in very that emetic circumstances and with effect that to be dealt because we will be facing in two thousand and nineteen much worse
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situation than today. saudi arabia has denounced a resolution by the u.s. senate accusing its crown prince of ordering the murder of journalist jamal khashoggi in a statement released by the saudi press agency the kingdom's foreign ministry calls that basin's interference in its internal affairs and describes the killing as a crime that doesn't reflect saudi policy and turkey's accused european countries of turning a blind eye to the murder of the saudi journalist was killed inside the kingdom's istanbul consulate on october second u.n. secretary general antonio terra's has renewed his call for saudi arabia to investigate the matter properly then what has the latest from istanbul it's been almost three months since she was killed inside the saudi consulate in istanbul turkey continues to accuse saudi arabia of trying to cover up the crime because of its lack of transparency in the investigation turkey is also frustrated with what
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it sees as an action on the part of the west many european countries who are promoting the freedom of media through freedom of expression are closing their eyes and this country and the politicians you know you see this statement putting some sanctions on the people who are already in prison never be visiting dos countries calls are now growing louder for an international investigation what we have said since the beginning is it's absolutely essential to have a credible investigation and to have the punishment of those that were killed. turkey has recently said there are discussions about opening an international investigation because a lack of cooperation from saudi arabia is blocking progress present ardor on doesn't know that that does not that he can't do this alone he does need the backing up and the full force of the international arena we do see the west trying not to be in wild with this but as we see that we also see present i don't want
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pushing this i'm not letting it go she's killing sparked international outrage and condemnation but there has been little action against saudi arabia a un investigation would according to experts put more pressure on riyadh but there needs to be international political will findings of this mission is not binding for both parties so this. shortcoming of this very winding missions are. need a higher level of cooperation this has this such cummings has. existed when it comes to the international commission want to enter to myanmar that has been established by the united nations human rights commission in myanmar government has refused to enter the country for the investigators a position saudi arabia is likely to take it insists it will handle the case on its soil turkish officials are growing impatient with what they describe as
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a lack of seriousness on the part of saudi authorities even president pressure tell you border guard has been more outspoken he used to avoid mentioning mohamed bin sound man by name he has now criticized the saudi crown prince's explanation on a killing and accuse those who took an active part in the murder of being his closest aides. turkey is not softening its stance but it continues to tread carefully to maintain ties with saudi arabia but pursuing an international investigation would hurt that relationship senator al jazeera is stumble. thousands of people have protested in hungary as capital budapest it's the fourth demonstration this week against prime minister viktor orban and controversial laws passed by his right wing government where a challenge reports. for the fourth day now protesters have been on the streets of the hungary in the capital budapest recent law changes abroad thousands of people
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out to denounce prime minister viktor orban is right wing government you know standalone void i think that this content is growing and with this not only anger and frustration but also those voices which would like to make change. well you know again banish an ounce of neg am when i'm mad at bashing look i have had enough and so have my friends this is now not about opposition politicians about who stands on which side but this is about the discontent of hunger in society yet we have had enough of. the rally started last wednesday following the passing of two new laws one gives the government control over a new administrative court system the other perhaps more unpopular move increases allowable workplace overtime from two hundred fifty to four hundred hours a year victor or bans majority in parliament allowed him to push through the legislation despite complaints from trade unions rights groups and opposition parties they say increasing overtime could harm workers health and the government
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shouldn't control the courts the government says it wants a more efficient legal system and a more flexible labor code i think what these protests suggest is that underlying the current popular. scene in action tom obviously will say not mean that he's. going to resemble a discordant. and. don't come to the door for when the government introduced let's get you seen by many as being against their interests the e.u. has seemed unsure how to respond to a government in one of its member states consolidating power by restricting civil liberties but in september the european parliament voted to impose sanctions on hungry for ignoring the rules on democracy civil rights and corruption the government says those claims are not true victor alben says his aim is to build an a liberal democracy in hungary and he's faced little meaningful opposition but anger over the so-called slave law is
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a reminder that it does still exist chalons al-jazeera. well the next but still ahead on al jazeera and al jazeera investigation finds links between a prominent french political party and a far right movements that calls for the expulsion of muslims and he came to the us as a child after the vietnam war why he is now one of thousands threatened with deportation . from flowing on in the winds to an enchanting desert breeze. hello again welcome back to international weather forecasts were here across the eastern med and also parts of the we are going to see some rainy conditions over the next few days here's a storm system that is coming in off the med bring some very heavy rain to parts of syria over here towards iraq and also into the eastern parts of turkey now the
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higher elevations will be seeing the snow there down towards baghdad is going to be a rainy day here on monday with attempt to there of about fourteen degrees but as we go towards tuesday clearing skies few and we do expect to see a high temperature there of seventy in kuwait about twenty one degrees there well across the middle east looking quite nice not a lot of weather to talk about so let's take a look at those temperatures will have seen about twenty four degrees and. about twenty six not really changing too much as we go towards tuesday but down here towards the law you may see a passing shower or cloud by the time we get towards tuesday afternoon with the terms of their of about twenty nine degrees and then very quickly as we make our way down here towards the southern part of africa now looking down that towards the southern part we are going to see cape town twenty six durban is going to see a hot day for you at about thirty two degrees a lot of clouds and rain up here towards the north harare and more clouds in your forecast maybe rain as well tempter there of about twenty three degrees but rain showers over here towards madagascar where the temperature there about twenty seven degrees. the weather sponsored boycotts on news. i'm
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his story is only for the people every week brings a series of breaking stories told through the eyes of the world's journalists these three voices journalists were one of the few journalists that were actually doing investigative work. as we turn the cameras on the media and focus on how they were caught on the story so much and see the rights to those stories but then he never publishes those stories they're listening post on al-jazeera. welcome back. a reminder of our top stories this hour sudan's president omar al
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bashir has become the first arab leader to visit syria since the beginning of the war nearly eight years ago state media quite special expressing his hope that syria will recover its important role in the region as soon as possible. saudi arabia has denounced a position by the u.s. senate accusing its crown prince of ordering the matter of john. the foreign ministry calls it blatant interference in its internal affairs it describes the killing as a crime that doesn't reflect saudi policy. thousands of people have been protesting in hungary as capital budapest against what's been called a slave law it's the fourth demonstration this week against the employment reforms of victor all white government journalist benjamin novak has been at the protests in budapest he says the demonstrations are being driven by young people. it's a real mixed bag you have people from the far right all the way to the left it's
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primarily young people so this is very this is this is very strange compared to previous protests to be tatted concrete so it's a lot of young people coming from all sides of the political spectrum and they seem to have joined together in expressing their distaste in a year at the orbit regime and i based on the conversations i've had with young people in this crowd several of told me that if things continue along this path path and hungry that they themselves will have to leave eventually al-jazeera as an investigative unit has discovered links between a fall rights movement and calls for the expulsion of muslims from europe and senior figures in one of france's main political parties and the second part of a year long investigation we found that members of marine the pens posse privately support a policy called remind gratian david harrison has this report. kristen the she is a member of the european parliament for national rally the party led by marine le
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pen and until recently called the national front the shivani was elected to its national council at the policies congress in leave earlier this year our undercover reporter recorded has a blog run by a far right movement known as generation identity that will settle that's got to take a listen. and there's a surprise but there's not a slam on us what happens next thing is now. that they're going to be careful she's going to have an example and we have only now only. this one right you can oh yes generation identity is europe's fastest growing fall right movement it calls for immigrants to be returned to the supposed countries of origin to prevent white europeans being replaced by outsiders the shivani is that the citadel a ball which acted as the legal headquarters of generation identity. the survey says the politicians must hide the far right views until they are in power. who
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doesn't have that's not evidence then right wing aspect really look at latin america why have i well ok now i can hear. yet another hat another one of you know i don't know what's the problem whether they're viendo has some little national on the panda's change the party's name to the national rally to broaden its appeal she doesn't want members to be seen with generation identity. that was the consideration for all of the oval office the level i was in the office made with this woman who may have thought your group. the national front former accountant and an ally of le pen was also at the citadel ball for dinner. you became a grocer or a very nice restaurant. on your specific you. because you lose all your choice to go see it. or really and vassal is
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generation identities leader in lille. in public the movement rejects violence privately he gives a different message to his followers to hear what. they said if it's available for your own. voice one meeting the hassel who has a string of convictions for violence brings out a weapon. after the first part of al-jazeera is investigation was broadcast the mayor of leo called for the citadel to be shut down public prosecutor launched an investigation. the penn denied her party had any links with generation identity. the hassel said the citadel had no connection with generation identity and was opposed to violence david harrison al-jazeera. georgia's fast woman president has been sworn in to reconcile political divisions last month alone is
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there a bishop believed to be to a degree call the shots say in elections which the opposition said were rigged international observers said they had been unfair use of state resources away from the ceremony in television scuffles broke out as police blocked of a sad day and his supporters from entering the city. and running from the same guy is once again the prime minister of sri lanka he took the oath of office before president smiter paliser a santa who sacked. almost two months ago sparking protests and political turmoil but sarah said i was unrepentant accusing his rival of being corrupt and and hundred nationalist in a televised speech soon after the swearing in ceremony. reports from the capital. which. run of the commission has sworn in as prime minister by the president who sacked him fifty days ago. dang mama i don't want to come a verdict i'm starting my duties as prime minister the second thing is to name the
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cabinet today we're committing to first bring him back normalcy to the country and then bring back development in the country video footage of the short ceremony in the president's office showed an awkward exchange. my policy to say and i had vowed never to reappoint become a singer even if all two hundred twenty five members of parliament asked for it saying he would not remain as president even an hour if you returned but serious in his bid to replace the man who helped make him president was struck down by the courts leaving him to choice the prime minister's supporters certainly felt so they made it clear when they cheered him on as he returned to meet them after taking the oath of office the fifth done he has done so for a reason is clear to history by megan discontinuity model country. so that's a bridge three people the muslims the magazine. brains intelligence and strength
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can not be compared with anyone else in politics the mood here at the prime minister's official residence where he bunker down during the political crisis is jubilant but run over missing and those he has his work cut out he said he will first work on restoring normalcy and then start working on development regaining the premiership has been an enormous challenge for a new vehicle missing but reestablishing a stable government to make the most of his remaining time in office will demand even more than f. an end as al-jazeera colombo. canada as ambassador to china has met with a second citizen has been detained on suspicion of threatening national security business consultants michael spada was held only days after a fellow canadian and former diplomats michael coverage of their detention came after men one show a senior executive from chinese tech giant huawei was arrested in vancouver at the behest of the united states she is accused of violating u.s. sanctions on iran the u.s.
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state department says it's packaged planning to renegotiate a deal which has prevented the repatriation of vietnamese citizens who arrived in north america before one thousand nine hundred five most are refugees who fled after the vietnam war out of the castro with the story of one man now facing deportation number two when was seven when his mother put him on a boat with his eight year old brother and pushed them off the shores of vietnam in one nine hundred eighty three says that son go on this boat and even go to a place with a lot of toys. it was eight years after the vietnam war and as the son of an imprisoned south vietnamese military officer new winds life was in danger he and his brother drifted for days survived pirates who raped women and pushed men overboard eventually landing at a refugee camp in indonesia two years later the united nations resettled the boys in the united states knew when entered foster care and lost contact with his
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brother abandoned in angry by seventeen he had been convicted of assault and a probation violation got him sixteen months in prison i make bad choices in myself in this situation. a judge ordered his deportation and un went straight from prison to immigration detention for four more years in the decade since new when now forty three became a christian pastor married and started his own family but his deportation order remains the only thing preventing the u.s. government from carrying it out is vietnam's refusal to repatriate anyone who arrived in the us prior to the two countries a stablish ing diplomatic ties in one thousand nine hundred five i feel very sad for my kids you know chances are if i do give that big portion they're going to end up just like me when i was kids they may end up making wrong decisions just like me
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. more than forty years after the fall of saigon vietnamese american communities are thriving in much of the country more than two million people form the diaspora to the u.s. and they owe much to the trailblazers those refugees who were the first to flee vietnam after the war those refugees are among the seven thousand vietnamese with criminal convictions that the u.s. wants to deport and the trumpet ministration has upped the pressure on vietnam to take them back what we know is that the vietnamese community our refugee communities our immigrant communities are being targeted for no other reason than this political regime and the priorities of this administration to really attack our communities and attack america is not new when says he'll likely face government persecution if he's forced to go back. to what he dreads most he says is
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abandoning his family how do you castro al-jazeera washington. mexico's largest active volcano has erupted in spectacular fashion public as a petal exploded on saturday night sending a prima bashed about two kilometers into the air the volcano has been active for the past few months and the latest eruption follows a strong one last week people have been warned to stay away from the area a self-proclaimed face facing allegations of sexual abuse and rape has turned himself into police in brazil prosecutors issued a warrant for the arrest of the feria also known as john of god on saturday more than three hundred women including his adult daughter have accused him of sexual violence he denies any wrongdoing to faria rose to international fame when oprah winfrey broadcast a report on his psychic healing methods. chinese are present played out on the streets of thailand's capital for hundreds of years but as scott heil reports from
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bangkok the digital age and modern entertainments are putting younger generations away from the traditional performances fronting concerns about the ancient. getting ready to take the stage performers carry out their pre-show transformation before they play their role in one of the world's oldest dramatic art forms chinese opera but this stage is not in china and it's not even in a theater it's in an alley in bangkok's a bustling chinatown it's been a tradition here for hundreds of years but the audiences have been getting smaller and older. so i'm sock sock they first put on his make up at the age of seven he remembers when entire families would turn up. at night it's a bit depressing it's not like in the past people used to bring their children and grandchildren and talk in the tradition now they stay at home and watch d.v.d.'s but the manager of the saw young hong troupe does not believe the opera will ever
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close its curtains for good it's the only life he knows he was sold to the troop by his mother when he was eight. if it was to disappear it would have disappeared a long time ago as long as we have chinese shrines and chinese communities in this world the chinese opera will not disappear it will become smaller but the culture will continue. chinese migration to thailand can be traced back to the thirteenth century and now it has one of the world's largest chinese communities outside of china these open air operas have been a cultural cornerstone passing along folklore and traditions. ancient french documents detail chinese opera in thailand as long as five hundred years ago. when the chinese immigrant the go. and they bring their own they bring their own goal it being that. at the briefing there of the chinese are there. he went on to say that chinese communities in thailand came to new to
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grow but new generations are becoming more westernized and few speak any of the chinese dialects making the opera less appealing to the chinese thai you so the drama is not only on the stage it's also backstage as the organizers struggle to keep seats filled it's got hotter al-jazeera bangkok. honest answer tay in doha and the the top stories sudan's president omar al bashir has become the first arab leader to visit syria since the beginning of the war nearly eighty years ago state media quite special expressing his hope that syria will recover its important role in the region as soon as possible turkey is the last major backer of the syrian opposition helping them hold part of more than syria but its foreign minister says ankara is prepared to engage with damascus if the assad government held and won free and fair elections everybody should be able
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to walk the eligible ones in syria and all sides of syria including the refugees in my country and neighboring countries and in other countries over resettle in the last seven years and it has to be a very credible one transparent democratic and fair elections and then at the end syrian people will decide who is going to rule the country after this election if it is a democratic elections and if it is a credible one then everybody should consider that saudi arabia has denounced a position by the u.s. senate accusing its crown prince of ordering the murder of journalist jamal khashoggi and a statement to the kingdom's foreign ministry calls it blatant interference in its internal affairs and describes the killing as a crime that doesn't reflect saudi policy. at least twelve people have died and twenty five others have been wounded in the
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latest outbreak of violence around yemen's port city of had data the fighting between who's the rebels and saudi amorality backed government forces comes two days before a un brokered cease fire is due to begin thousands of people have been protesting in hungary's capital budapest against what's been called a slave law it's the fourth demonstration this week against the employment reforms of viktor all bans rightwing government georgia's first woman president has been sworn in now in two reconciled political divisions last month salome defeated greek all the should say in elections the opposition say were rigged away from the ceremony and tell of the scuffles broke out as police blocked of assad's a and his supporters from entering the city those are the headlines join me here for more news after the listening post. whether online i want to start here on my laptop with a tweet or if you join us on saturday there was
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a rush of adrenaline will be felt this is the moment that we have been waiting for this is a dialogue the government has cooled based on a legal protest and instructed police to force to disperse the crowds everyone has a voice in. the lawsuits of reasons what's the difference types of bricks or join the global conversation on how to zero. facebook to inform the public of a return when it has access to fifty million profile political consulting oxidative ten social media giant everything else but my crush on a fight or flight has come to light violence against rowing the refugees the harshest i could only write a book describing twitter along richard burton you're at the listening post here are some of the media stories that we're covering this week facebook's two thousand and eighty its year in review is not a pretty picture there's a lot.


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