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metry well when taken into a part of the graveyard where you can actually see the destruction from the fighting that took place in 2004 there's r.p.g. holes in the walls some of these graves are completely destroyed a member speaking to iraqis at the time who simply couldn't believe that things had to tarry to such an extent that this one of the most holy and sacred sites in all of iraq had turned into a battleground between the mighty army and the americans. hundreds of monte finds as dined in the battle. in a new section of the cemetery built for sanders followers killed in the uprisings and sectarian violence that the u.s. led occupation provoked. families come to honor their daily. lives. so much. no one knows how many iraqis have been killed since the invasion. of them its range from more than 150002 over a 1000000. for years the u.s.
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claims not to keep a body count. but there are some 6000 graves in this cemetery learn where the grief seems impossible to bury. early shock a saddam's mother died during the violence in 2004 his brother is buried here in the section reserved for those killed by u.s. forces. in the huddle too little to bother from the front of other people for. and you look in your heart a lot of be. a little. bit of a look at that i. thought and i don't know what i thought of that. these were the people the u.s. military expected to welcome them. but they soon made enemies of people like allie and his family. what.
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about then. if i thought i should be. ok for. a job it could be him in america they think this is over. here. who. could get a clue that you don't want to. just follow his listens to him deliver some of his most incendiary sermons against the occupation here in his base in the nearby city of coup for. now santa spends much of his time in iran and on this friday he isn't here but the message is political populist and doesn't shy away from criticizing the government in baghdad
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. well rare to see yeah it was here here was and yet it was you're here where here you are important here are the sermon addresses the deepening conflict between iraqi prime minister nouri al maliki's party and the opposition blocs to his virtually paralyzed parliament for months was there a sheet where he was over the years sadder has cultivated the image of an independent champion of the dispossessed shia who make up his base. i mean he's transformed himself from a leader of a militia into the leader of a political party an important one on which maliki reliance to maintain power. for years saddam hussein had banned public celebrations of shia festivals and limits of the flow of iranian pilgrims to night jack. now the pilgrims and tourists
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are back prompting a booming trade in hotel developments. and there are unconfirmed reports that iran is planning to spend a $1000000000.00 to refurbish the showing. off the decades of being victims the shia majority in iraq have emerged the victim is. a shia who now holds the top post of prime minister and commander in chief and government positions are distributed according to ethnic and sectarian quotas. i i i. the new balance of power in iraq has raised fears that iran's influence is growing both in baghdad and here in the jafo. ayatollah ali al sistani is the top spiritual guide for iraqi shia and the leader of the school of clerics the government is trying to. keep patient he demanded the us organized direct elections while
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opposing iranian style theocratic governance. system is 81 years old and there are reports that iran is campaigning to have one of their ayatollah succeed him. in iraq these days regional ambitions run like undercurrents reshaping the country. but over the past 9 years political violence has literally refashioned the landscape. i haven't been back to back that in about 5 years my only just entering the city but immediately the 1st thing that strikes you as you drive in is one thing that's really changed the schools. baghdad is battle scarred and sectioned off by blast walls that were raised 1st around government ministries and military bases then around hotels filled with foreigners and then the sectarian attacks escalated around neighborhoods. the city was reconfigured is iraqis fled mixed areas for the relative safety of
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religious and ethnic lee homogenously enclaves. harboring the wounds and stories of the bloodshed the occupation unleashed many remain there protected by concrete walls checkpoints and each other. more than 1300000 people across iraq still displaced. and in baghdad almost half a 1000000 remain in camps like this one on the edge of the shia neighborhood of cademy . sit on us one another. abu said john's family was living in town near a sunni neighborhood north of baghdad where resistance to the occupation was fierce . al qaeda also found a home that as it. all that a lot when you know what they need to know. if they're going to survive to have a shot at a sheet when the family fled they left everything behind in school to. tell you.
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and although they live in constant fear of eviction they say they can't return to tommy cold virus and that is yeah i know that is that he had to step out a i don't but nasa budgeted us up but then i had a look yet at the exit. and what about what you must know but. i fucked it up like i did with us. in the sunni neighborhood of gaza live where they came to escape threats from the mahdi army in 2695 and a mother in law a struggling to can for their household including his 2 kids. like almost one in 10 women in iraq they all widows. and his husband hussein was killed by u.s. forces during a raid on the markets in 2005 she had just learned she was pregnant with their 2nd child and don't. want to bend on the cell.
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phone to have time. to yesod mom will talk to her mother to us and i don't even have to do them. but i have the thought of how to take the bad. out of what i want to put on a log or. be home by 7 am on cyber that you have a go money. 2 years later as many as 2nd son nuri was killed in a miniature attack. the family lost another breadwinner and bureaucracy has made it difficult for them to get the support payment the government extends to widows or so they feel they. are there no harm have no money i'm not sure none of them done much damage some good some not know how cool mom moment is that on my parents want to hear nothing i don't yet have the mom and i believe them to go not to see and i'm not sure that's like a suburb of the day. that i was out. but soon because another i
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was so it was out but neither of us said that. with what came over as a little time but i want to turn on the hand now i know some parts manage the new model no artifacts are necessary home on. national it's going to make. it. then home. and then would you have a career and then you must do it for clooney just like when i wanted to. come in you my only child would shout. about how to we could help and i saw. maybe her last spent 7 months seem u.s. custody at abu ghraib prison and more than a year and a half in the u.s. run detention camps. he has testified to us military investigators that abu ghraib he was stripped and paraded naked with a sack over his head dressed in women's underwear cuffed and hung from
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a window frame for hours when he asked to pray and beaten into unconsciousness. and given another herman. how many did it. and i thought i had. them and i didn't get the. money he says it was part of u.s. interrogators strategy is they trying to quell resistance that the u.s. terms terrorism or detaining people across the country especially those from sunni areas. as much. you know. over the past year human rights groups have reported that iraqi government security forces have conducted sweeps preemptively arresting hundreds of
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people detaining and sometimes torturing them in secret prisons inside the international zone. some of the same people who were detained by the americans and were accused of being terrorists then many live in sunni areas in and around baghdad from where armed groups still orchestrate attacks. the government says there are no secret prisons i could say that there is no secret detention so we will come now he will not arise for amnesty organization and united nation organization to come and check and to find out whether there is a secret detention center and. the no no no no no no no but the arrests have fueled the perception in communities like this one that the government is targeting them much like u.s. forces used to follow we've come for friday prayer and i'm in. a sunni neighborhood that for many years was an important center of anti occupation
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resistance. getting here hasn't been easy and it was not we currently being stopped from getting access to the main mosque anatomy a police checkpoint further down the street our soldiers through our security guards currently negotiating with them to get approval for something we already have approval to do. and when prayers are over no one here is willing to speak to us. people here are definitely scared to speak on camera they're saying that if they talk to us they think they'll be arrested down the line and we've now been told that we're not allowed to film anywhere outside the compound around that the main mosque the guards have taken down the details of our security guards and said that if we go outside that gates and stop filming we'll be arrested. i kind of many people the deputy prime minister salah almost like tells us that the fear we felt in and amir is warranted he receives frequent reports that those arrested face extortion by security forces when that again to go to the trial they have to pay money in order to work through that otherwise then right no they would like there
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were just there brought out of 10 years. as the sunni deputy prime minister would temporarily suspended shortly off the u.s. troops withdrew in december and off that he called prime minister maliki a dictator. by 110. especially when it was a sectarianism but there were many political parties that exist there were elections held here there are ministries controlled by different ministers and this isn't a dictatorship who is it and they get a minister over the fence or is that i think of a minister of interior. intelligence who is a. part of this country's. next destination is the only city in iraq where victory celebrations were held as the last u.s. soldier left the country. protested the u.s. military presence in their city from the beginning of the occupation. and when the
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mutilated bodies of american contractors was strung on this bridge across the euphrates in 2004. fate was sealed. what followed were 2 of the largest assaults of the entire war with u.s. marines using devastating firepower to bomb the city into submission. the bloody campaigns had a profound effect on the residents of fallujah. today on the. list but you know. i don't like. being told that these graves are actually for people who are still dying as a result of the fighting that happened back in 2004 these are the graves of babies who died having birth defects and other diseases. 9 year old cannot speak eat on his own. his 2 younger siblings are buried
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in what's called. a dime going to. let. him know what it. and we started to show our holiday when the north what the father. when he was born just months after the u.s. led invasion seemed healthy. but after the siege of 2004 doctors diagnosed him with brain atrophy. there's no question in his father's mind as to the course that. was out of. the wire. and what i know i don't want to. do what he and how many parents dread the future lies ahead for him here in fallujah.
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a living out of his truck for the last couple years. he's homeless. follows a group of us veterans traumatized by war. as they struggle to get their lives back shelter. 0. has i'm seeking the headlines on al-jazeera voters across europe have dealt a blow to centrist politicians in the e.u. parliamentary elections the populist far right so a surge in support but liberals and greens also added more seats a greece is headed for snap elections off to the ruling party there suffered major losses in the european parliament vote prime minister alexis tsipras says he will
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request the early dissolution of parliament his left wing syriza party lost to the conservative new democracy he's asked voters for a new mandate to lead. donald trump says he is not seeking regime change in iran on the 3rd day of his visit to japan the u.s. president reiterated his willingness for talks with iranian leaders and to make a deal on nuclear weapons and i'm not look at the hurt iran or i'm looking to have iran say no nuclear weapons we have enough problems in this world right now with nuclear weapons no nuclear weapons for and i think will make a deal i think iran again i think iran has tremendous economic potential and i look forward to letting them get back to the stage where they can show that i think iran i know so many people from iran these are great people it has a chance to be a great country with the same leadership we're not looking for regime change i just
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want to make that clear a dozens of passengers are missing or feared drowned after a crowded boat sank in lake my and don't bay in the democratic republic of congo at least 30 people died around 180 survived the disaster on saturday night it's thought the vote was fairing about 350 passengers some were teachers travelling to collect their salaries state media in syria say government forces have recaptured a village from rebels for a 2nd time after weeks of fighting a foreign a buddha is on the border between hama and in the provinces syrian government forces launched an attack on a blip last month the country's last major rebel stronghold the crown prince of abu dhabi has offered support to the head of sudan's military council at a meeting in the united arab emirates a defector what had met with egypt's president on saturday a move that angered protestors in sudan they're worried about foreign interference in the country's transition to civilian rule those are the headlines now let's take
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you back to rewind. in the neonatal ward of general hospital dr samir a lonnie has grown used to seeing babies born with cancers and congenital malformation but has no one thought fingers time to missing. same jasim is 24 days old during the siege in 2004 i'm other side was living in a village on flute as outskirts. as los angeles have. more serious cases like many residents of fallujah dr allen he fled the worst of the fighting in 2004. when she returned she and her colleagues were immersed in treating the injuries and trauma in its wake then they started seeing a new crisis and the exodus of but they think not as
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a way to see before. we are facing this effects nearly they. now she documents every case she sees. she has hundreds of pictures and video clips saved on her laptop of newborns with cleft palates ready deformed limbs cancers in launched and atrophied brains going to have the fact that this defects. have many many cases of. that since the misshapen hearts are harder to detect and those babies are often miscarried stillborn or die shortly after birth. in a year long survey lonny conducted at the hospital she found 147 incidents of congenital malformation 1000 births. about 5 times the international norm. and in another study she and her colleagues found higher than normal levels of
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enriched uranium and mercury in the hair of parents of children born with congenital malformation and cancer. how do you explain that something happened. as you know your in your was not present in the kid's toy toys and snorts. we didn't buy it by the from the shops that something happened and the city where everybody knows what happened in this if you don't or actually we need more investigations we need our d.n.a. has to be examined. our chromosomes have to be examined you know what happened in japan after hiroshima. you had about what happened here is after that study by study lonnie is trying to confirm beyond a shadow of a doubt what people in fallujah convinced is true that there's a causal link between the weapons used by us forces in 2004 the amounts are very
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mixed uranium in their bodies. and the alarming rise in numbers of sick and malformed children here my personal experience although i don't want to talk about it it is so harmful. but one of my brothers have lost 2 kids because of i know he's. here after 82012011. after the us assault on fallujah many of the foreign fighters fled north and set up camp in the city of mosul. or used to live there until al kind of linked groups moved in. while the violence has dropped significantly from its peak in 2006 civilian casualty rates across iraq are on the rise again. since i left in 2004 mosul has been under siege from car bombings and assassinations of government
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officials. governor i feel only jay feels pre-disaster was killed in one of those attacks people. he blames the americans for moses plight and he says it's taking on new dimensions that american men celebrate mystic in iraq. not just to what our car had done to fight here but also in. here how poor govern iraq they did leave iraq but they give iraq to iraq. and to iraq like this if not the americans here knew jeff he says his forces have made great strides to rid his city of al qaeda i thought the guy. and he is shape. and he. said in the. one that the men knew how would and your show and mahal of middle class always applied to him was a wonder what's up a notice on at all. but with armed police
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a school to last time next destination it's clear the. the fear still remains most all streets are eerily quiet and this is a sense that the violence for which the city is notorious is never far away. the family i'm about to meet protected me from that violence and this is the 1st time out of seamen since their youngest son and the reuters photographer whose work is on exhibit here was killed by u.s. soldiers. he said i want to hear. what you feel when you hear that right i mean it's. very sad still here that's. how this in doha. we saw the story. ok on the reuters wire. so i called you i think at that time and i asked you to call not be able because i couldn't get through it and i think that it was in syria . maybe. now me is older brother now
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below was in charge of the reuters operation in mosul we used to be a team the 3 of us traveled around together reporting on the growing insurgency time in mosul streets into a bloodbath. 2003 doesn't follow it's good yeah look like that now and nothing like in 2000 something very difficult to believe that the amazon and just when it was starting to happen yeah exactly when i think yeah you saved me your hair got better. as the situation deteriorated to me and was moved from mosul but he continued to document life under occupation and the violence that had unleashed much more of a sort of that he was not behind the me and. the airlock.
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and just. knocked out. i so what's next for john who in the. in the model will talk to one of the modes. just team. for sorting them. that's about that and the one. within 3 years to me and was killed by u.s. forces in baghdad. his death captured forever on video shot by the us military and eventually leaked to the public by wiki leaks come on. and then. go live in your house and then you have started running. the file you get fired for coke i mean.
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more than. 10 years going. to america. one had to be at the. condo you had. less than an hour's drive from the notion of iraq because one fabric is now disintegrating. the prospects of kurdish autonomy has been a fault line cutting across the north since iraq's borders were drawn when i was based here it still at least looked like the same country now it looks like a different planet and that seems to be the master plan of the kind of have massive foreign investments and regeneration and infrastructure projects transforming the way the cities look. kurdish leaders establish their own regional governments 20
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u.s. sponsored no fly. zone was set up for the gulf war. and they welcomed u.s. forces during the 2003 invasion. in the years that followed washington lavished political and financial support on kurdish leaders billing the region as tomorrow's iraq today an example of how a liberated iraq could look. so if there's one place where the u.s. can be proud of its legacy in iraq they should be here. and on the surface at least the future seems brighter than ever. it's a bit surreal to see the architecture transformed and major international chains selling goods at western prices and it doesn't entirely make sense most iraqi kurds only around $400.00 a month these malls are full of people but it seems like those actually doing the shopping on cards from this region it's iraq hours truck up from the bank the rest
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of the country and it's forest coming from turkey leaving iran. if rainy an influence may be expanding in the south turkey's footprint here is growing by the day 30 rock has become turkey's 2nd largest trading partner most of that trade is with the kurdish region off the years of animosity economic potential seems to have won out over turkey's antagonism toward iraqi kurds and their dream of independence and the kurds appear to have found a new patron. from constructing the roads to rebuilding the souk signs of the deepening ties are everywhere. the turkish company building on this site has some of the biggest contracts with the municipal authorities. but 90 percent of the workers here from turkey. so not everyone is feeling the benefits of those boom and you know if he doesn't listen to. them.
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then i would go and i thought that i can look at them as i don't remember the discount if not then it must govern also but you know the saying out of a muslim on your butt out of it. than i'm. hammered. is that yeah i never saw. that as many as not that. the kurds have always been strong supporters of their own political leaders in the struggle for self the time a nation that they have represented. when i was here 5 years ago i never used to hear the levels of frustration with the kind of leadership that we're hearing now. and as we travel from bill to so many of discontent becomes even louder than all of
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. the families who've been living in this building have been told they have to leave the government is making a move to the city limits so that this area can be redeveloped. they say they don't have the means to build homes that. had ahmed was what he she she what i must. not be russian but. i might not want to come out you want to go. along with the sound and you know. there's a growing perception that the money flowing into the region is ending up in the pockets of a small business class all of them politicians and party men. a year and a half ago frustration here in so many a boiled over. it was february 2011 and inspired by peoples uprisings in tunisia and egypt kurdish activists took to the streets against government
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corruption and repression launching a protest of thousands the last in $63.00 days nobody will ever. say that. i mean. that. that. i mean that. that's a. really good where you know that on the 1st day government security forces opened fire on demonstrators who had surrounded political party offices and were throwing stones dozens were wounded one man was shot dead over the next 2 months government forces killed at least 9 more protesters as a among them zahir mahmoud a man's 14 year old son so q. could you hear the name packman that you could use. many good general. shade critical.
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but the kurds have other worries tensions with the central government are escalating kurdish leaders have been signing development contracts with foreign oil companies asserting it's their right to do what they please with resources in their territory. baghdad says that's just not true the k r g this is a kiddish regional government. feel that they have the right to negotiate and decide on the oil that has. located in the region they feel they have the right to save his contacts and this is what their real disagreement lies with a u.s. ally is gone iraqi kurds are feeling less secure than when thousands took to the streets a year and a half ago demanding democratic reforms. shut if you will
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but even though you now want to your door when you get it. yeah i believe that moment about woman on the set i'm going to tell you this was you know as that yeah you know towards that yeah they can but it is a very good you know we're up to this here now. as kurdish leaders define bank bad and broken deals for oil pipelines with turkey. it seems they're betting that this new alliance will protect them even if it costs them the promise of an independent kurdistan. democratic. membership in the head of milan kartika and i couldn't do it. for the. most of them to 20 with a little quicker than. the. one i've been. to the sublime even if there's one man who appeared surmises claims that iraq is in danger
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of sliding back into office or tearing rule it's fugitive vice president tyrant hashimi. the day after u.s. troops left the country in december prime minister maliki issued an arrest warrant for iraq's most senior sunni politician. accused of financing death squads targeting shia he fled to the kurdish north to escape arrest the city's history. we caught up with him shortly before he left the country for turkey my kids his straightforward sectarian politically motivated in no way you could. be engaged. in any sort of violence hashimi says that his security guards have been detained and tortured into making false confessions against them members of his entourage show us photos they say or of one who died in custody his body appears to show signs of torture and this is by
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their religion a process has to be respected and if. believes he is innocent he should go to the court and prove that in a sense he cannot fled the country or said somewhat and the start of trying to politicize the issue of. the drama is the most visible manifestation of a political crisis that threatens further fragmentation. and iraq's read ascent into violent conflict. that we don't have the real democracy in this country . as a fake and is moving towards a very dangerous situation as again too we had a kid. and a sectarian way. throughout our journey across the country from bands right through our bill financial after baghdad and mosul. the post occupation landscapes have buried. every city unique.
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every stretch of road another distinct piece of iraq. but in each place the people we've met have voiced similar things impatience at the lack of basic services and jobs. anger political corruption. distrust of the regional powers that seem to have more influence over their destinies the nato. lingering bitterness about what invasion and 9 years of u.s. presence here has created. that legacy for nearly everyone that we've met can be summed up in a single word. fear of the prime minister and his grip on power. the fear of government security forces in the armed groups of sectarian politics and regional power struggles fear that the ghosts of the past will never stop until the present and defrock of the crew going to continue in that way is going to be
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divided and there will be a war of before a very divided and after the arrival of. iraq after the americans a powerful and moving film which is made yet more poignant by the fact that the terrible events following the rise of ifo had yet to happen we're going to talk about those issues now with found as there is middle east correspondent mark callan just back from baghdad himself maybe you can just give us a rundown of well those last 5 years basically since the end of that film and i still comes along well that's i think to really explain it that we have to go back 220-0678 when iraq was a breaking point it was a civil war between the sunnis and the shias and also there was in iraq at the time now al qaida in iraq were able to form because a lot of anger towards the shia led government within baghdad itself but it was really the precursor to everything that we've seen since then now al qaeda in iraq
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were defeated by sunni tribal militias the 2nd was the awakening councils supported by the americans now when the sunni tribal militias got rid of al qaida in iraq and they were promised all sorts of things by the shia led government in baghdad and you fast forward now to 2012 and the americans leaving. in iraq have been defeated there was a a a group coming up at the time called the islamic state in iraq again another threat to iraq and what happened was the shia led government in baghdad really completely ignored the concerns of the sunnis particularly any province and for years the sunnis protested saying they were promised all. sorts of things jobs within the military civil service things like that for defeating al qaeda in the things they were given things are getting better i mean that sounds like a very bleak picture but things are getting there because prime minister howard other body is pushing forward with with reforms but these reforms are being met
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with with stiff resistance from those people who have entrenched positions and well let's just pause for a 2nd because i want to bring someone else into our conversation to talk a little bit more about the human cost of these last few years joining us from beirut all right general who is amnesty international's advocacy director for the middle east and north africa it's nice to have you with us right in runs giving us a really good rundown of how the politics of change i guess in the last 5 years and bringing eisel in our film talked about 1300000 displaced people half a 1000000 lived in just one camp how is those numbers and situations changed the numbers are much water snow amnesty international can confirm the number of i.d.p.'s in iraq is over 3000000 now there are few government has unfortunately been a part of the problem many of these internally displaced people who are displaced because of the actions of iraqi government and militias affiliated with the iraqi government and their conditions. be bad
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because of the actions of the iraqi government many of the internally displaced people are taken through screening procedures would families are separated many of them are addressed to the suspicions of collaborating or walking for isis there are tens of thousands of iraqis who have been at best of the last few years with no due process with no access to any. mostly based on a tip from an informant or other suspicions so there are the government is definitely a part of. the problem in many cases it is the reason behind the problem and the construction fault that was promised has not even started in many cases tell me about outside influence and i'll also ask you about this after we
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heard from the raid i'm specifically talking about iran. amnesty has not commented on the politics of what's going on in iraq this in 3 to 4 months or a mandate i mean i can say from from a person and point of view that many of iraq's neighbors have been interfering in iraq's domestic politics and different levels iran for example has a lot of leverage and water all over iraq you put it the iraqi militias some of the militias seem to be. there after the or even controlled the by iran so it's one of the countries that has been involved very heavy in iraq's the mystic issues i do think the iranian influence is absolutely key also turkey you know and we're looking you know saudi arabia as well they're opening an embassy
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again which they haven't done since 1901 so these are all people that have something to play for within iraq and the influence is all but what ride was saying is very very important what you saying earlier about the sunnies and about the people who for feisal or not as the case may be being separated from their families that will lead to a lot of anger why i'm very concerned about the future of iraq is those people who are absolutely angry at this government won't again be given what they were promised they'll go back to their homes they'll be abandoned and that's what led to isin coming into existence in iraq in the 1st place that some need so the next fight may well come from the very people right was just mentioned. in beirut thank you so much for your time and your thoughts in iran can as well with us here in studio thank you and that is it from us to join us again the next weekend check out the rewind page at al-jazeera dot com for more films from the series i'm come off
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santa maria thanks for joining us see you again sir. the owners explosions were not an act of war. these nuclear bombs were experiments by the soviet union. to the kazakh people who lived in the vicinity the motives might be little difference. rewind sign and. wanted to see.
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the web and sunsets by cattle and ways. we've got some wet weather moving across northern parts of argentina and i want to cloud head to spinning out so chilly pushing across the andes and down towards the southeast of brazil as he does so much in a little further northward so there will be some cloud of rain southeast of brazil pushing up into that eastern side of power well north of that look at this guys lots of sunshine across much of brazil and this is i picture as we go on through cheesy that west of weather that we do have into the southeast it really is not a little further north was east inhofe powerglide does stay very wet the possibility of further localized flooding coming through here 70 celsius there in the sunshine 4 point to sara's and also for santiago and also for the past for the north you've got the shallows there for french guiana for guy and officer now pushing right across into venezuela colombia saying some rather wet weather at the moment and that cloud and rain that pushes right up into panama a lot supply out there across that western side of the caribbean missing some live
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you to post to long down poles for the many days now i'm afraid it stays that way nicaragua costa rica season heavy showers weather there too went to quite somalia and just around the yucatan peninsula really wet weather there coming into jamaica into cuba into hispaniola a c. go on through choose day the bright skies good way further east. the west. and. please. this is 0. has i'm sick of this is the news hour live from doha coming up in the next 60 minutes a tilt to the right nationalist parties make gains in european elections as centrist blocks lose ground. austrian chancellor sebastian kurtz faces
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a vote of no confidence after a corruption scandal involving his deputy. we're not looking for regime change i just want to make that clear u.s. president donald trump changes tune again on iran and talks trade and security in japan plus. i'm up watching him bernie and i'll be reporting on this country's efforts to get that precious stolen artifacts taken in the colonial era and i'm leah harding here with all of your sport defending french open champion rafael nadal is battling on court right now but it's been a hard start for several other high profile athletes with yet another top ranked player crashing out. a lot of voters across europe have dealt a blow to traditional centrist politicians while smaller parties on the left and
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right made gains european parliamentary elections in many countries saw record turnouts the populist far right got a surge in support but the liberals and the greens also added more seats we'll go live to e.u. headquarters in brussels david chait to is there for us and we'll have reaction from osama bin javid in rome wait talese deputy prime minister matteo salvini is far right leg secured the largest win but 1st. natasha barlow with the main takeaways from these elections the face of europe's parliament is changing the traditional power blocs of the center right and center left that have dominated for decades lost seats as populous greens and liberal searched for the 1st time in 40 years since the 1st elections in $1879.00 of the european parliament due to classical parties socialist and conservatives will no longer have a majority. nationalism and fears over immigration fueled gains for populist
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parties in france hungry and italy where matteo sell vinnie's far right policy won more than 30 percent of the vote. in it not only is the league the 1st party in italy but marine le pen is the 1st party in france in the u.k. in order for august 1st so it's a 3 france england it's the sign of a europe that is changing green parties in several countries celebrated their best e.u. election results highlighting concern among some voters in the climate change after ending people all across europe want to form a peaceful europe together we haven't just got a great result in germany but as it stands in ireland and the netherlands in austria all across europe the greens are strong. the election results reflect a growing political trend in me use 28 member states people are increasingly rejecting establishment traditional mainstream parties and supporting alternatives
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and voting for causes the center right european people's party remains the largest bloc in the e.u. parliament but with no majority it will be forced to seek support a former pro e.u. coalition there is no ability there is no stable majority without the e.p. and that's why the e.p.a. is ready for compromise ready for talks to each other but the hair. the world together that is our mind. the european project was created after world war 2 to ensure that rivalries between countries would never again result in conflict while these elections show that politically europe is more fragmented than ever pro e.u. parties still retain a majority suggesting that although some voters may be questioning the european union most still believe in it natasha butler al-jazeera paris. well david
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is live for us in brussels so david the did the centrists and clearly lost ground here but what is what is actually going to change. as a result of this. well i think everybody's looking and concentrating on what it means for the far right to have made such gains not as much as they wanted but nevertheless they are going to make an impact in the future operation of the european union's parliament. you look at what their gains have been made and which countries but one thing you must remember about it is not a natural coalition they might all be on the extreme right but they don't all share the same views and one of the biggest problems in getting a coalition of the far right together making it have an impact politically within the european parliament was that they are divided by by many things as well especially on foreign policy and most of all on putin the russian president many
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people support him they want the sanctions dropped against him they want some sort of are approaching all with the with russia with the with the kremlin and others are very much opposed to him so that is the the sticking point in any coalition you might get with the right wing parties but there is nevertheless as natasha was saying there is a possibility here that coalitions can still get round the extreme right in some way and that the process will now be a lot more complicated yes it will be more complicated as she was saying the parliament is fragmenting and in unknown ways too we just don't know where their policies will line up and where there will conflict so it's it's real politics coming to the european union's parliament this is really going to change the way the decisions are made change the way the policies are supported or combated so
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it's going to be a long process but it's real politics coming to the heart of europe so what are going to be the main problems stand as they as they try to sort of draw get some sort of coalition together. well we can look in the coming days i mean one of the main problems will be who is going to take over is the new generation in europe who's going to be the president of the european commission. is on his way out who is going to replace him at the moment favorite is the varian candidate the 46 year old man for the vet but he's not a shoo in though many parties in the european parliament have reason to try and combat a german being the next president and maybe even the the italians and the french will cook up some sort of coalition against him so that could delay things
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a great deal that would be a lot of expenditure of political capital but i think that some of the new parties coming in now with a new strength in the parliament might decide that their with their voice must be heard much more than it has before in cosy deals made in the back rooms and seen france and germany they want their voice heard and i think that's the sort of problem we're going to see in the future that it's not going to be a shoo in for anything any policy anybody all right for the moment david chang to live for us there in brussels let's go to a santa been javid now in rome where mateo salvini party fared very well where. they day fed far better than expected what's behind. well it's a it's a number of things that is that are behind this primarily the con the economy and by missile beanies done so well is that because his party championed the cause of
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the economy while his coalition partner the 5 star movement pundit a little towards the left what we've been hearing from mrs salvini a jubilant this is out of a need telling his supporters and i thank you very much for making his body number one and welcome to a new europe it's going to be a disruptive europe and the woods and to discuss more on this we have missed and renzo who is a professor of political institutions thank you very much for being with us. let's start with this election's impact on local politics in italy which is far greater than what we would see in the european parliament yes there was a massive victory for salvini a sleek the far right party which now is the largest needs only and doubled its folds compared to the election of the last year while the 5 star hits coalition party collapsed the 217 percent saudis implied that the government will march more
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to policy priorities of the league in the following months particularly immigration tighten tide of the policies on immigration and as well tax cuts on the contrary to the influence of the 5 star senate's populous agenda mainly based on social policies we have declined we might have a reshuffle changing some minister soon favor of the league by the government one collapse very soon probably until 2000 and trying to you will have the same government both force time timescale the reason we don't use to vote during the summer need to leave and bio term not the government should discuss the new budget law we do european union so for this reason i think the government will last at least until 2020 now let's talk about the european union this is how we need to said that his alliance of europe. the lines of people the nations is looking 410-2150 members and he is going to change the order in the european union how successful do you think he is going to be and what kind of changes will we see in
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this new european parliament well salvini had 2 main aims the 1st one was to become the largest 5 right party in europe and beat achieve it and the 2nd one was to make more fragmented depleting a scenario in the european union and yet chiefs even d's aim of course we will have probably a centrist coalition with the. the socialists and leave brawls within the european parliament so salvini and his group will be part of the majority but their mind to use their veto power on some issues and they will have an increasing capacity to influence the european agenda so the effect of the european level one be immediate of course is rising very much his influence there is a question on it thank you very much for speaking to us and that seems to be the sentiment here in the capital is better that this is going to be
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a coalition of the winning so to say who are going to go into the european parliament but whether they'll be achieve be able to achieve what they've been promising the electorate will be seen in the day then months to come. all right of some of my job and live for us in round thanks to some. now greece is headed for snap elections after the ruling party there suffered major losses in those european elections prime minister lexus impressing he will request the early dissolution of parliament after the regional elections there on june 2nd his left wing syriza party lost to the conservative new democracy party is asking voters for a new mandate to lead johnson has more from athens. a clear win for conservative new democracy a distance of 5 points from the ruling cities is due to many factors but mostly the economy sees a had promised to take greece out of austerity policies halfway through this is.


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