after being told to steer around the volcano but as yet there's been no word of any flight disruptions meanwhile there's been a renewed warning for people to stay away from the shore line by at least five hundred metres it has to be said that people with homes maybe two three hundred meters away for a large part they are staying ported their houses are intact but here on the shoreline itself many people have lost their houses in any case they will be down here sorting through possessions but then come night time will be go going back to stay with friends staying in resettlement centers or in mosques the vulcanologist meanwhile have been using this slight break in the weather and the fact that we now have on the rise and that they can observe to actually see what the volcano is doing they are reporting continuing plumes of gas and ash flying up into the air some two hundred to six hundred meters with the wind conditions some of that ash is landing on this coastline of java not much but certainly people here are starting
to wear masks as a precaution what concerns the scientists more of the flows of larger and rocks down the side of the volcano that they've been observing the concern is of course that a further a shift in the outside structure of the volcano might lead to a further massive slip or rock down into the sea that might cause another way still had on al-jazeera guns for cash the u.s. city of baltimore buys weapons in a push to get them off the streets and a health care meltdown in greece cuts in government spending or beating up prices and hospitals. from slowing the winds to an enchanting desert breeze.
hello again and welcome back we're here cross the western part of the van we have been watching one particular storm and this storm is going to bring real combination of snow and rain across much of the area those are clouds there right now let's take a look at the forecast map here on friday a lot of those showers and snowstorms will be pushing up here across parts of turkey and also into the northern part of iraq down towards baghdad friday you'll be getting out of the rain by the time we get to the afternoon down towards quite city we do expect to see probably a few showers in your forecast there but here on saturday most of it moves out we are looking much better across much of the area tehran a better day for you as well with the tempter there of ten degrees we have crossed the gulf not in terms of rain but clouds for many people in the area we're going to see often on clouds for the over towards the even with scott we'll see some clouds in your forecast there a temperature for twenty five degrees and as we go towards saturday we do expect to see improving conditions for most people down towards the low it will be a nice day for you as well with a temperature of twenty seven and then very quickly across parts of africa
particular down here towards durban and johannesburg we do think that friday and saturday are going to be quite cloudy and what they're durban at twenty four degrees here on friday and twenty five degrees by the time we get towards saturday . the women sponsored by cats on race. whether online i want to start here on my laptop with a tweet or if you join us on sat there was the a rush of adrenaline will be felt this is the moment that we have been waiting for this is a dialogue the government has coalface an eagle protest and instructed police to use force to disperse the crowds everyone has a voice in full votes to look at the reasons why he different types of bricks to join the global conversation on how does iraq.
watching out zero let's take a look at the top stories right now saudi arabia's king solomon has to motive his foreign minister as part of a major government reshuffle a delegate there will now serve as a minister of state that follows the murder of journalist mark shows in which has brought a diplomatic backlash against the kingdom. place in the democratic republic of congo have fired tear gas on opposition protesters just days before presidential and parliamentary elections there's anger after sunday's vote was postponed by a few weeks and some opposition strongholds elections are already two years overdue and about two hundred people seeking asylum in the u.s. but some up christmas and a parking lot in texas after being sent there by immigration officials in the city of el paso four hundred others were also sent to places including bus shelters just
ahead of press mistake. more on top story now the saudi cabinet shakeup on the koreas journalism professor at the american university of beirut and a senior fellow at harvard kennedy school he says the reshuffle is nearly at image make over but it's really hard to tell right now like so many things in the decision making or so the radius like the soviet union in the one nine hundred sixty s. you really don't know what's going on until a few weeks or months down the road when a decision is made to so he's themselves various saudis close to the north family are saying that this is not really a demotion but just firing would have been a real demotion but this is a sharing of responsibility they needed a more experienced fellow at the top brought in a very myself who's served for decades well in saudi arabia it he is that israel didn't do very well in talking about the should be murdered but nobody in
saudi arabia did very well they were all saying things that turned out to be not true so it's not as if i despair carried the load he didn't he was just a loyal servant as he has been for the last thirty years or so and i think this is more a process of the changes being made to show the world that changes are being made probably without any real change in policy but we'll have to wait and see iran as it had the second gulf nation to reopen its embassy in syria earlier on thursday the united arab emirates to the saying relations are put on hold after syria's civil war began more than seven years ago all of this coinciding with the first direct flight from syria's capital to tunisia and eight years of flight from damascus with caring about one hundred fifty syrian tourists who were saved by tunisians waving syrian flags at the airports. palestinian authority has suspended all fruit and vegetable imports from israel it's in response to an israeli ban on similar imports from the occupied west bank the move comes to spy israeli warnings
the palestinian economy won't be able to withstand the measure the u.s. government shutdown is likely to continue into the new year after both houses of congress adjourned without agreeing on a way forward politicians are now expected to vote on the impasse next week the standoff centers on donald trump's demand for five billion dollars for his border wall in next year's budget which the democrats firmly oppose and opinion polls suggest more americans blame the president rather than the democrats for the shutdown robber and also ports in washington d.c. . there is of course a very strong political element to the government shutdown president trump promised during his election campaign in two thousand and sixteen that he'd build a wall on the border with mexico he said he'd make mexico pay for it he's not saying that anymore but he wants five billion dollars to pay for a section of the wall and he's saying that democrats are being intransigent and not
coming to the table this despite the fact that the president said he would be proud to initiate the shutdown in a televised meeting with democratic leaders so the democrats' response is to try to paint president trump as being irresponsible and even image sure using terms like temper tantrums one of the democratic leaders dick durbin the senator of illinois said there's no end in sight to the president's government shutdown he's taken our government hostage over is outrageous demand for a five billion dollar border wall and at the moment about eight hundred thousand federal workers are either furloughed or working without pay if and when the government gets its act together so to speak and passes a bill to restore funding funding many of those people will get back pay they'll be compensated for the money the paychecks that they did not receive but still this
new year season is going to be fraught with a lot of anxiety for a lot of federal workers here in washington and all across the united states senate other relics day for u.s. markets on thursday after dropping more than five hundred points it out and that's why that cloud it's payback rather chain finish up more than one percent at the markets also showed falls reflecting global volatility and investors worry over uncertainty. around forty thousand people were killed and gun related deaths in the united states and two thousand and seventeen number and twenty years cities across the country are grappling with gun violence with some turning to cash for gun schemes aimed at getting weapons off the streets reports if you know if you're going to stop before you go back in one of america's deadliest cities police are trying to even beyond. to reduce the number of weapons they face on the streets of
baltimore they're buying them one hundred dollars for revolver and five hundred for a fully automated firearm no questions asked. couple pieces i think i need to get rid of i think just great idea gets some guns off the street one of the problems. there is little appetite on capitol hill to change gun laws the national rifle association has opposed any effort to curb gun rights and remains the most powerful lobbying group in america so police here are taking weapons off the street one of the few ways they can. one donor dropped off this rocket launcher with more than three hundred murders this year baltimore is one of the most violent cities in the united states and police say they hope with each weapon they take in just a little bit safer so the gun buyback program is about getting guns off the streets of baltimore today is day number three of the program on the first day we took in five hundred seventy eight guns the second day five hundred eleven and we're only
about an hour into the van to day and there's already a pretty long line inside with people turning in god's brazil managed to take more than a million guns off the street with gun buybacks from two thousand and three to two thousand and nine but with four hundred million guns in the u.s. more than one for every person the effect here is at best limited typically a very small number of gaza turned in fifty one hundred two hundred guns you might have cities like los angeles when you get a lot. like two thousand but they're still small relative to the number of guns in the united states but at the end of the day i think most research suggests that is actually simply p.r. for some bad p.r. guy like. me down. there by now well we can we keep saying we don't trust the ponies the problem with about one hundred thousand shootings each year nearly a third of them fatal in more than three hundred mass shootings across the us in
two thousand and eighteen in little chance of new gun restrictions police here say they are doing what they can john hendren. baltimore the former president of madagascar andry rajoelina as ak and the top job after winning the election with more than fifty five percent of the vote originally i was up against another former president marc ravalomanana who has already denounce what he called massive fraud he wants an investigation into the december nineteenth vote the constitutional court has nine days to declare a final result sudan's government says at least nineteen people have been killed since anti-government demonstrations began more than a week ago journalists went on strike on thursday in solidarity with demonstrators who are angry over the rising cost of living are calling for president omar bashir to step down amnesty international says the number of those kills are in the demonstration is more than thirty the armed group has overrun two military bases in
northeast nigeria everynight attacks took place in the fishing town of aga fighters stormed the bases and engaged troops and intense fighting including the sole forcing rather the soldiers to retreat has repeatedly struck military outposts in the region and recent months it's battling for control of us to teach a town on lake chad. hundreds of people have been protesting in taiwan and demanding tax reforms i mean strangers rallied outside the ministry of finance calling for lower taxes and fair handling of disputes many say they've received tax bill sent in error or asking for too much money activists say tax collectors often hound people for payments even after losing in court rescue workers in the endianness state magali are trying to say in the lives of fifteen coal miners trapped for more than two weeks a government is under fire for its slow response to the rescue operation in the northeastern state reports. these rescue workers know the chance of finding the
trapped miners alive is slim but they continue their search the teenage miners went into the illegal coal mine in the north east and instead of mughal yon december thirteenth but got trapped soon after when the mines tunnel was flooded by a nearby river they've been without food or drinking water ever since the war that it is not going. to be to put what fun they can if it into playing football but not fast enough prime minister narendra modi's government is being criticized for not sending in the right equipment on time he was at a nearby state on christmas day and didn't mention the incident or the trapped miners divers at the scene say they aren't equipped to go down more than thirty meters and the miners are some ninety meters underground this is the bottom of their field we've been out in the start a little bit still we're doing all day and we had wind down two feet and visit the water level but that if we don't and don't. digging in abandoned mines has been
banned for more than four years now but many break the law risking their lives by going down into so-called rat holes miners can earn up to twelve dollars a day which is a higher pay rate than most jobs in india a similar incident six years ago killed more than two dozen miners their bodies were never recovered. and it is fear dissimilar fate awaits those trapped inside this call the aries paul should urge on al-jazeera. a dire warning about the chaos and some public hospitals they say surgical supplies are running out and operations have been postponed health system is also dealing with severe staff shortages. reports in the town of pacha. it takes several pieces of equipment to install an intravenous line in the patient needles taps catheters and rubber gloves must be sterile and discarded after use these are the cheapest of materials for one of the simplest of procedures there are no apparent
shortages here at the outpatient clinics of st and brass hospital in part that are but stuff say appearances are misleading. and we had a budget to sixty to sixty five million euros for the crisis today outlets it is fifteen to eighteen million this creates enormous problems that. the hospital is also short staffed this doctor says there are just two nurses for the outpatient clinics serving the city of two hundred thousand medicine and most days this room is full of stretchers with a queue of more outside shouting and pushing to get in and they come from towns all over the region it can be a stick we can barely walk in where shortages have shut down clinics in smaller regional hospitals so the same town that is also takes in patients from the broader region of more than a million people with. twelve hundred before the financial crisis of two thousand and eight it is now down to thirteen hundred fifty and at least fifty doctors are
urgently needed these trends and personnel and materials reflect the broader cuts in government health spending in just the past three years it has fallen from seven billion dollars to four point two billion that means greece is spending less than ten percent of its budget on health care the european union averages over fifteen. it's driven many who can afford it into private health care. where only here for financial reasons of course national health doctors are more experienced than private sector doctors but from the moment you arrive here you're tired of our patients get wary there are lots of people in line the dedication of the doctors and nurses who remain in the public sector has been rewarded with a forty percent pay cuts during the crisis and no government has tightened health spending more than that controlled by the city's a party which has made a point of producing even higher surpluses than creditors demand with which to repay the country's debt next year's budget contains a further reduction in salaries for hospital staff
a move which will and good many jobs. are about that are nothing short of america rescuers are describing the recovery of a twelve year old boy in france who was found alive after being buried under an avalanche for forty minutes he was skiing in the french alps and he was swept away by it was not injured despite being dragged at least one hundred meters it was a venture they found in for a holiday celebrations in the russian city of st petersburg have combined the digital with the divine the cathedral city is being used as a canvas for projection of the virgin mary much to the delight of residents and tourists alike show installation will continue to eliminate the cathedral to the orthodox christian christmas which is celebrated on. the show kerry let's take a look at the headlines on al-jazeera saudi arabia's king solomon has demoted his
foreign minister as part of a major government reshuffle a delegate there will now serve as a minister of state that follows the murder of journalists which has brought a diplomatic backlash against the kingdom. place in the democratic republic of congo have fired tear gas on opposition protesters this days before presidential and parliamentary elections there is anger after sunday's vote was postponed by a few weeks in some opposition strongholds elections are already two years overdue they may not position candidate has appealed for calm we. will. try to be. somebody we have. the nation. and where.
we have. come. and meet the police. we know. about two hundred people seeking asylum in the u.s. but some of christmas in a parking lot in texas after being sent there by immigration officials in the city of el paso four hundred others are also sent to places including bus shelters just ahead of christmas day the us government shutdown is likely to continue into the new year after both houses of congress adjourned without agreeing on a way forward politicians are now expected to vote on the impasse next week the standoff centers on donald trump's demand for five billion dollars for his border wall and next year's budget which the democrats firmly oppose brazil's military claims its crackdown on crime in rio de janeiro has been a success the controversial operation to end on monday targets some of the state's most violent areas most of them in the capital some residents those say that it
failed to address the root causes of the problem those are the headlines keep it here on al-jazeera for all of our news from around the world throughout the day and then meantime the strain is that next thanks for your time. getting to the heart of the matter how can you be a refugee after you while eight borders between five safe countries facing reality . starts from the very beginning. providing context housing is not just about four walls and a river hear their story. growing
today the strain meets a living legend the south african music. i'm femi oke hey i'm really well here from d.c. about his music activism and inspirations sinister comments and your questions through twitter and you too. to millions of music. as a music icon he has chronicled the lives of people in the apartheid era south africa as well as his hopes for justice and reconciliation post a pos eight known simply as the voice in south africa received has released a string the studio albums and thrives as a live artist his performance was one of the highlights of nelson mandela's
inauguration in one thousand nine hundred four and musicians such as dave matthews band paul simon and sting have been inspired to work with. prissie is now in a major talk or township it's a love letter to the music he heard in his grandmother's bar in the mamelodi township when he was starting out as an artist welcome lovely. i am looking here at the township tour dates october through the beginning of november what is this tour about what's the idea behind it. tall trees celebrating music from south africa. the music that i grew up listening. specially. because the place where i grew up my grandmother. should be. called the speakeasy you. know entirely legal so we say no. that's right
but there has to be quite a lot of people characters coming in and then also musicians and other singing you know the appellant's form of music whatever so that's where i started to be in love with music and they were playing also some of the township music from the vinyl like the. mountain of queens you know the likes of you must you know also played some of this music in the states as well as also minimal camp so it was more to celebrate your nato issues if great artists of africa. so. for us i mean it's just to remind ourselves but also i want also to money even the youth who are also into music to start to tap you know into the. you know the deal for grandfathers you know the music that was the because of the some of the music also with the subject matter which is really cool and all that and giving message
to people but styles of music from. but the township that's what we're sort of like that happening right now you mentioned that is where you fell in love with music and i will say that our audience is in love with you and they have been since the beginning of your career this is me by here who asked a question that you probably just answered he says my question to mr everything when are you releasing a new album and what is your biggest dream for now so we know what the new project is it is the township but what was the dream behind that project in answer to any of us question here well also it was over to celebrate pay tribute to my grandmother because the album was recorded at my grandmother's place in my melodious where they she'd been was saw just to sort of like ligament and this is the first time that something like this was on the mend in ninety six i played it live late festival in paris and they build
a special venue for me to perform which was called she'd been mamelodi yeah there was also the king and some of the so it's a lot of that but celebrating township music as well so your idea is just also with this music you know to sort of like really spread the cultural involved evangelism you know. i'm looking at a picture looks like your grandma should be in everybody having the k. on my laptop because it looks amazing she looks like quite a woman and i know when you were a youngster you would be the lookout person so she would be selling the business and then you would be looking out. well there are quite a lot of things that was really happening there but also she was a very special woman and i'm very strict you know and then she didn't want me to be exposed quite a lot into the it was kind of tsunami only when you know she permitted it you know that ok now you can be here and all that and sometimes when the police are coming
we all ring the bell you know. the. coming you know. you know that type of thing where they were but you know she wondered as also to. kids you know be able to you know you want to go to school and all that not to be exposed to expose quite a lot into what the others are thinking but when it comes to the music and everything whatever the mission of i mean i really have to make sure that i am watching and listening. now you mention the name of a number of great south african names marian mccabe or who massa cane or a current south african band who loves working with you the date nothing is band and you took them to mamelodi your your township where you live right now and you took them there in twenty fourteen and they were surprised what it took for artistry apartheid era to actually get to play their music and the play a little bit of that interview video that you did with them and the videos called
scenes from south africa where the data has been paid tribute to your art and after that we're going to get you to play a song called untitled have a look at dateline festival. here they had to hide their gatherings to play music they had to hide and the police also. confiscating their instruments. it's pretty it's it's a pretty intense situation when i mean if i'm sitting here practicing with some of the guys that come over here in the normal sudden police walk in and take all of my stuff thinking that i'm like what are you talking about when you don't when you know it. how can you how can you understand anything it's just so hard to understand anything like that you know just couldn't.
you listening to. live on the stream on al-jazeera english our community is in through all this is climate watching live from south africa on you tube who says this is beautiful clear and goes on to say please read this to him we are proud of you all the way from home in south africa another person writes in on twitter. is a living legend his music continues to talk about social issues here and in the content and because it's so social issues that this person brings up raises an issue in this tweet this is from becky who says these songs spread across the african continent they spoke of revolutionary revolutionaries in them excuse me with that
word revolutionaries and the struggle of the natives being persecuted in their own lands talk to us. with this in mind about being a musician during the apartheid era. really difficult time. of course having to witness what was really going on while i grew up being a help to her and helping kids you know but when one hundred seventy six came that's when i started realizing my glass id had been in ask lot of questions that was when there was uprising d. so we to the students or so we to you know the language of afrikaans as a medium of oppression but also. the thing whereby you know our people have been segregated because of their tribal you know the internet is so it was decided is
sulu's decided it's a must decide and they said no this is wrong we want to want to be one people and then also that you know everything that at the school we have to do like in biology mathematics in africans what about our own language so that. time the students on south africa tend the politics of south africa really know the students did that and i was eleven years old and so i started asking question was really happening this also escalated to mamelodi way they develop the students in my little also i have to like really support students and. in nineteen eighty-four i saw also that you know they were it was really difficult whereby a lot of caspar's in mamelodi. police armies with horses and others are like giant tanks big tanks you know that the we used to terrorize people who lived in the township there isn't anyone just to see one is terrified telephone and helicopters as well you know and then what would my mood was the only township in
south africa where all this was the point you know the kids bus and the horses and the just and the other was the south african because my minority they were like my would was like the most. you know when they were good my military said the number of people also he would pull political in some and left the country to come from a minority and of course we've got solomon mustang you know who was hanged as well . so i've also got a picture here of you and this is not so long after that this is nine hundred eighty six a year what twenty one at that time in your early twenty's and this is your passport which again speaks to how you couldn't move freely around your own country so what does that mean for your music what happened to your music during that time . well we could call in sort of like really play freely in open places of course here is where most part was playing quite
a lot on political platforms political rallies and so on. music was not even sort of like a little played in that ideal you know. that gave me more is interesting no one has to like really. because a point there were a time where they were confused to creating some of our instruments if you know what i tunes so for me i said well the can to. the point everything that i would it was here they take the papers but they cannot take also because i mean what i was what i was when i put it in toilet paper. yes there was incidents whereby you know in solitary confinement but there were so there were just and there's nothing in the just sometimes they put a bible but when you put it they don't put anything you just you know a prison where there was very much an astonished michel in you know the feeling and then. the bridges perform was sort of to me it's a point it was that in my years it's a point it's more
a bow to the pain of separation you know and support it with the people. it's interesting because you talk about the past and i think that is what is resonating with our audience here the idea that your music today in the present and the future has this link this very strong link to encourage people to remember their history we got this comment from a poet herself who says you and your work inspired her to become a poet her name is philip by bill years she works at it university and she says ruthie is true voice rang out from mamelodi to sweden and beyond as an african him body is a skillful play between the present moment and the massive sound archive which is his legacy a sound archive which in capsulated the spiritual little and social values of the all this humans on the planet sound archive do you think that there is a danger that might that not enough people are doing that. don't
know maybe understand the question a little but i think you know relying on history and bringing up forward to the new generations make sure that they understand it as well definitely definitely we are still doing that and also even for the young ones so that we just do that and then bring the some kind of a cultural revolution you know to them that they understand who we come from where we are now and where we are going but also i also use the word to that i mean even if we were traveling all over we were spreading the cultural events elysium you know so that you know when you're talking culture and all that that it's important for people to be able to be part of who they are you know and not things being taken from them or they have all whatever they must just be able to bring them out and talk about it freely and all that so we're still doing it and encouraging you know quite a lot of noise in the through to two to two days and then the writers that the must not be afraid to criticize their leaders or criticize their governments. you
know musicians in the right like the way i'm doing isn't for though we're doing that you know we have to like be days watchdogs and then say things that are not. so many people want to work with they they want to collaborate with me and i want to tire out audience why because of when you're in a stadium and you're playing your music this is beautiful and it's very mellow what you're playing for us on the stream but when you're in front of a big crowd this is what it looks like let's go back to nelson mandela's and ninetieth birthday havoc. one. thing marty who. really. says. see true. in the making of the book. just in
terms. of how this is. going to be did. and when della was then you know watching i don't know what was so moving. this is why you're caught the voice when when the people start quoting the voice and how is that to be called a. well i think maybe there's two things here whatever to be called the voice we have to be does to disguise the when the time of the so that you don't use your lane you know some of my other committees change their names and if like maybe let me see those changes into and what they have so it's not that tricky. like i said it would be. but yeah i was you know the voice because of.
my singing voice and all that but also it's. also by the subject in the method i bring into my music it's one. question here for you on you tube. i wonder how he feels about popular music today and i'll extend that out to what do you think about performing artists that if there is enough support for them today. well in this case sort of maybe focus a bit more on the mike country. whereby ok there is still a lot that needs to be done in terms of getting us support. especially from the culture department and so on in a sort of the we should get those people who can come on and then you know be the voice that we are and then the likes of muscle and the ads needs to be supported because it's very much important the culture plays quite a lot of important role and music in the society so that needs to be supported
equally like education and in health you know dude you cannot separate that and you know but this is the problem is that europe we're facing whereby there are just getting you know laws. support and everything one of us so we need to see more support happening in that regard one of the songs that you play on tour and that people love to say africa. you're going to play that for us at the end of our show but can you explain what it's about what is the sentiment behind south africa well listen to when i. say africa it's i'm all of it trying to bring in the concept and the philosophy of. i knew you were going to say that which is. the the philosophy that we share you know all of us in the in africa from cape to cairo everywhere we sing it in different languages and all that but it's
a way of life. as a little over all the never thought there was something in this kind this is kindness a good enough way to describe to me it's a trend more than that it's not just the one it's. because it's a board over this kind and it's like this. empathy for the. forgiveness that. we distributions of more knowledge and skills but this bridge to the distributions of wealth you know while we get you to perform that because this day and age it feels like we need a lot more that in our lives around the world so who see i want you to go and set up what you set up we're going to say to more nice things about you and then you get a pass out to say africa thank you so much for. getting set up our community is excited that we are doing with this song this is true on twitter who says my favorite song
is say africa it provokes reflection about africa as a continent or produce our exported abroad and imported back to africa to be sold to africa and africa is the exploited land of milk and honey. in north america around the united states if you look here on my laptop you can see the current dates he still got to play in charlottesville in toronto in chicago as well and he's going to play us out with a number of course a africa which unites africans around the world take it away dan simon.
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and we shall carry this is al jazeera live from doha succumbing at rocky politicians to denounce the u.s. president announced as a calling it a violation of national sovereignty. or violence in the democratic republic of congo which is days to go for a much delayed election plus. a desperate search for miners trapped underground for nearly two weeks in northeast india. saudi arabia has a new foreign minister with former diplomat adel ajah bear stripped of his post in a major cabinet reshuffle order by king solomon a shake up comes as the international backlash continues over the murder of saudi journalists by agents of the kingdom charla bella's reports. a former advisor to the late king abdullah a former ambassador to the united states and now former foreign minister he was
only the second sabi to be appointed foreign minister outside the royal family. has been demoted to minister of state for foreign affairs it comes after nearly three months of questions and denials about the killing of journalist jamal khashoggi in the saudi consulate in istanbul saudi arabia has faced international backlash including from the u.s. congress who said crown prince mohammed bin son man was responsible for murder during a regional summit earlier this month denied the crown prince's involvement and see this with regards to issuing an arrest warrant we don't extradite our citizens i believe turkey's constitution prohibits the extradition of turkey so this needs to be. was appointed foreign minister by king solomon and twenty fifteen a month after saudi arabia went to war in yemen if strikes were launched with the aim of quickly crippling her three fighters backed by iran and stage the war has
dragged on for almost four years killing at least sixty thousand yemeni he's also overseen turmoil within the g.c.c. including a saudi lead in land and sea blockade of customer for the past eighteen months or moves that have stalled controversy around the kingdom something his successor last if no one here it's by having brought him last soft who was an old school he's a veteran he's a minister of finance for twenty years from one nine hundred ninety six and two thousand and sixteen so now he's having come as a foreign minister in order to give the message that we are back to the foreign policy a loss of is the former finance minister he was one of many wealthy and powerful saudis arrested and imprisoned and riyadh to ritz carlton hotel last year the crown prince championed to the arrests as a necessary crackdown on corruption. the yemen war and the g.c.c. blockades three of the main ongoing diplomatic crises facing the kingdom and its
new foreign minister ybor him. fellas al-jazeera politicians in iraq are u.s. forces leave the country following president announced accusing him of violating iraq's sovereignty did not meet any of the country's leadership on his three hour trip but telephone prime minister. mahdi invited him to the white house and ron carter has more from baghdad. the u.s. president seems determined to keep u.s. troops in iraq. but his visit last in just three hours on wednesday night to air base one hundred thirty kilometers west of baghdad provoked a strong reaction from some iraqi politicians. well i think it is shameful for the iraqi prime minister to accept the u.s. president's invitation to go to the u.s. after his mockery of iraqi politicians and the iraqi government he entered iraq surreptitiously without any coordination and no respect for iraq's sovereignty i
spent three hours celebration with soldiers as if you to achieved a great victory in fact this visit is considered to fish rather than a victory. there are five thousand two hundred u.s. troops currently in iraq a lot less than the invasion sent to remove saddam hussein in two thousand and three more recently reinforcements were sent to help iraqi government forces defeat eisel fighters who seized large areas of territory iraqi commanders declared a victory over a year ago but pockets of fight still remain despite his long flight from washington trump didn't meet iraq's prime minister their schedule talks are canceled because of disagreements about the agenda by announcing u.s. troops will remain trump has gone against the iraqi constitution which requires parliamentary approval for foreign military bases some analysts say trump has weakened support here for the u.s. presence in iraq putting the prime minister in a tough position. so this visit gave great confidence to the political parties
armed factions and all those who resist the u.s. presence in iraq to ask the parliament to come up with a decision demanding the withdrawal of u.s. troops from the country visit weaken the political parties that support the u.s. presence in iraq. there's also confusion about what the u.s. policy in the region is often trump ordered the withdrawal of u.s. forces from syria some fear the pentagon may well build up forces in iraq as a contingency for any future action in syria or a potential war with iran. iraqi politicians from all sides are now calling for a vote that ends the u.s. presence in iraq the largest block on the souther is now the nationalists the us president donald trump's visit to iraq may well have given them enough i'm going to be able to win a vote. and that's all u.s. involvement in the country al-jazeera. place in the democratic republic of congo have fired tear gas on opposition protesters just days before presidential and parliamentary elections there's anger after the much delayed vote was postponed by
a week the country's going to the polls on sunday and they opposition candidate has appealed for calm. we have. come. friday. and. we have. a show. where. we have this. count. as i said please please we know the violence the outgoing president of the day our say has rejected opposition claims at the electoral body is favoring the ruling party. to joseph kabila head of sunday's election talking of protests and the like i don't
want to go into what happened. in the past and the electoral process is always a sensitive issue and i was just stating that even if football game between two so you have tensions that tries so during an electoral process you have tensions the most important thing is to have the necessary police force thus well equipped in order to give it a try and given point in time we did not have that capacity but we've been building that capacity and. come pain itself. took place with minor incidents i could have wanted to have taken place without any incidents but this is politics the exclusion zone around the volcano that triggered a devastating tsunami in indonesia has been widened in the alert level raised
experts fear another eruption could cause a second tsunami at least four hundred thirty people died when a five metre high wave flooded coastal communities near the sun destroyed on saturday rob mcbride reports from some hollow village in underling destruct. with this heightened alert being now in force aircraft are being told to steer around the volcano but as yet there's been no word of any flight disruptions meanwhile there's been a renewed warning for people to stay away from the shoreline by at least five hundred meters it has to be said that people with homes maybe two three hundred meters away for a large part they are staying ported their houses are intact but here on the shoreline itself many people have lost their houses in any case they will be down here sorting through possessions but then come night time will be going back to stay with friends staying in resettlement centers or in mosques the vulcanologist
meanwhile have been using this slight break in the weather and the fact that we now have on the rise and they can observe to actually see what the volcano is doing they are reporting continuing clunes of gas and ash flying up into the air some two hundred to six hundred meters with the wind conditions some of that ash is landing on this coastline of java not much but certainly people here are starting to wear masks as a precaution what concerns the scientists more of the flows of larger and rocks down the side of the volcano that they've been observing the concern is of course that a further the shift in the outside structure of the volcano might lead to a further massive slip of rock down into the sea that might cause another way rescue workers in the indian state think ali are trying to save the lives of fifteen coal miners trapped for more than two weeks the government is under fire for its slow response to the rescue operation in the northeastern state. these
rescue workers know the chance of finding the trapped miners alive is slim but they continue their search the teenage miners went into the legal coal mine in the north east indian state of michael yon december thirteenth but got try. soon after when the mines tunnel was flooded by a nearby river they've been without food or drinking water ever since the war that it is not going. to be to put football they're going to send it to playing football but not fast enough prime minister narendra modi's government is being criticized for not sending in the right equipment on time he was at a nearby state on christmas day and didn't mention the incident or the trapped miners divers at the scene say they aren't equipped to go down more than thirty meters and the miners are some ninety meters underground there's the bottom of it there will be in the start a little bit still we're doing all day and yet when down the pavement is that the water live in but that if if we don't and don't. digging in abandoned mines has
been banned for more than four years now but many break the law risking their lives by going down into so-called rat holes miners can earn up to twelve dollars a day which is a higher pay rate than most jobs in india a similar incident six years ago killed more than two dozen miners their bodies were never recovered and it is fear dissimilar fate awaits those trapped inside this call the area paul chatterjee on al-jazeera still has on al-jazeera hundreds of a silence on christmas day and a parking lot and texas. to believe in teenager born without a hand to his transforming the lives of other youngsters.