tv NEWS LIVE - 30 Al Jazeera September 17, 2019 2:00pm-2:34pm +03
we try to pull with different takes on the stereotypical image of women. the businesswoman in the council on al-jazeera. dozens are killed as a bomb explodes at an election running for the afghan president then another blast on gunfire near the u.s. embassy. in jordan this is al jazeera live and also coming up the effect on saudi arabia's old supplies starting to be felt as the u.s. claims iran for an attack on the world's biggest oil refinery. back of the voting booth for the 2nd time in 6 months israel tries again to confirm who should be prime minister. out of clouds of smoke spreading to malaysia thousands of firefighters battled to bring in the nation's forest fires under control.
we begin in afghanistan where dozens of people have been killed in 2 explosions one targeting a presidential election rally more than 24 people died in the 1st attack which targeted president ashraf ghani his campaign in part of one province danny was on the hand the taliban says he wasn't the target afghan security forces were a 2nd explosion near the u.s. embassy in kabul killed at least 6 people were rob mcbride is live in the afghan capital 2 big attacks within an hour of each other what more details are emerging about the bombings. that's right daryn and the attack here in the center of kabul security forces still have this area sealed off it took place as you mentioned there a couple of just within the past couple of hours and just a little more than a kilometer from where we are this central part of kabul is home to all of the
embassies many of the government buildings headquarters the headquarters for the military and police and we understand that this attack according to the taliban and we know from sources there that this attack was on the ministry of defense building which is right next to the american embassy now the taliban in their statement has said that they attacked specifically the human resources department which at the time was full of soldiers a military personnel and that that was their intended target we don't know that that is the case yet we've yet to hear from the afghan authorities just how many casualties there were and who they were as often happens in these cases a number of civilians get caught up in these attacks but certainly one of our producers who was there at the scene within a couple of minutes speaking to passers by they reported seeing a number of casualties being taken away the taliban says that it was a sole busy suicide attacker this whole area of kabul is under as you would expect
very tight security it does seem if that is the case that this suicide bomber has a been able to get through but as yet we've got yet to have that confirmed as far as this other far more serious attack is concerned in part about in this province just north of kabul we know that the casualty figures there are very high 24 killed with over 36 injured and we understand from the police chief's office that we've spoken to there that around a dozen of those injured are in a critical condition so we can probably expect the death toll to that from that incident to rise mentioned there that the taliban says that their intended target was the presidential. body we don't know if that was the case or indeed if this attack was intercepted in trying to get into this rally but it would seem as though ashraf ghani the presence of after afghani there at this rally would have been the reason for this attack and rob you see the number of these attacks in recent weeks
and months what sort of security response then i would like you to see in the run up to these presidential elections well very high as you would expect that there are literally thousands of police paramilitary police army being deployed we've been given a figure of 72000 across the whole of afghanistan the afghan government here despite the deteriorating security situation and also the breakdown of peace talks and the failure to sign this long awaited long negotiated peace deal with the taliban now seems determined to go through with this election to get reelected to give itself legitimacy this was a government that was basically in dispute it's turned to government unity government but this according to ashraf ghani at least might it give him an outright majority and the legitimacy to give stability to this country which it so badly needs but remains to be seen as you mentioned there a week and
a half before this all important election just what will happen to the security situation not only here in kabul of course but throughout afghanistan down rob thank you. u.s. president donald trump says it's looking like iran was behind saturday's attacks have crippled more than half of saudi arabia's oil production but he says he doesn't want a war and a wait to see definitive proof of terror involvement before deciding how to respond . to reports now from washington. president donald trump says the u.s. is still collecting and analyzing intelligence related to saturday's attack on saudi oil facilities but says all evidence gathered dust far points to one country when asked if that country was iran this was the president's response which looking that way will have some pretty good. we have a some very strong studies done but it's certainly looking that way at this moment and. we'll let you know the spectrum said he does not want war with iran but said
his administration would coordinate closely with riyadh and in response the saudis want very much for us to protect them but i say well we have to work there was an attack on saudi arabia and there was an attack on us but we would certainly help them but despite the alliance between washington and riyadh there are doubts about how much clout saudi arabia has to force the u.s. into military action this has been very interested in the past few months. on many issues so the trouble ministration and the u.s. in general has looked willing to basically fight a war and we have the so it's the who the rebels in yemen backed by iran claimed responsibility for the attacks on monday iran's president hassan rouhani flatly rejected the u.s. ascertain tehran was involved saying the who these were behind it and for legitimate reasons. the many people are exercising their legitimate right of self
defense the attacks are reciprocal and the main solution is to halt these attacks the solution for the yemeni crisis is also political we believe that. president trump said it was a large attack against saudi arabia but could be met with an attack many times larger this is threatening language trump has used in the past against syria north korea and even iran without following through with significant military action but clearly tensions are escalating trump said secretary of state mike pompei o and other administration officials would be traveling to riyadh soon to coordinate a response. washington. israelis are voting in their 2nd general election then less than 6 months prime minister benjamin netanyahu is hoping for a 5th he failed to achieve
a majority or form a coalition in april and called an unprecedented rerun he's trying to gain more supporters by promising to annex all settlements in the occupied west bank and netanyahu is main opponent benny gantz has voted in his hometown of russia haiyan. seeking to improve the naples vote when it picked up 35 seats the same as nescio whose party has more now from occupied east jerusalem. one of the biggest fears of all parties is voter apathy and that might lead to a low turnout it was just under 70 percent in april and parties fear less than that may mean more votes going to more extreme parties there was also a lot of security in april some people working in the voting stations complained of intimidation even violence from some people server are numb precedented 14000 police officers on duty and 3000 observers wearing body cameras this election is
for about change change that policy. it's a bold change i think it will be divided again yeah because it's really close it's so it's hard to chose that the country is split in so many different ways that it's very sad the polls will close at 10 pm local time and soon after there'll be an early exit poll which will give a good indication of the way the vote has gone and then there could be weeks or months of political horse trading to decide who will be israel's next prime minister. turkey's president says there's been progress towards a political solution to the war in syria russia hosted the leaders of iran and russia in ankara talks focused on province the last rebel held province attacked for months by syrian government forces and the russian airforce campaigns forcing many more refugees to seek safety. we have refugees amassed on our borders and we can sit and watch this such
a dangerous development will affect not only our country but also europe we need to continue our responsibilities and we have decided there is a need to establish safe areas support our troops. in the nation has deployed over 5000 military personnel in addition to the thousands of firefighters trying to contain forest and people in blazes in indonesia the fires on the islands of sumatra and borneo have already burned over 300000 hectares of land the smokers spread to neighboring countries sparking a diplomatic row over who's responsible in the nation police have arrested more than 200 people accused of contributing to the disaster. we shouldn't need a meeting like this every year it should be automatic before the dry season starts everything must be ready but this time we've been negligent again so the smoke has gotten bigger well as mentioned the fires have become an annual problem in southeast asia as has air pollution caused by people setting people in them forests alight to clear the land for farming where much of a slash and burn practices take place in nature with the worst affected areas on
the islands of borneo and some entre but the smoke and haze also affects neighboring countries like malaysia and efforts are being made to clear the haze from malaysia's capital flow and school reports now from kuala lumpur this is what kuala lumpur and many parts of malaysia now look like the heavy smoke is caused by hundreds of fires burning through forest mainly in neighboring indonesia during the dry season land to set alight by farmers to clear it for a new planting. across malaysia schools are being shut on days the air pollution is considered very unhealthy. ilhan been mohamad chatah has asthma and the frantic syndrome and has had to skip school for several days on one hit so much difficulty breathing that he had to go to the doctors 4 times. we're worried about his health but his body he keeps complaining about wanting to go back to school and be with us meant meeting his friends and all that. yeah i think if this
situation you know cannot go we are going to be quite a cool way to strace the stressful time for us as a family the malaysian meteorology department is conducting cloud seeding hoping to artificially create a raid in an effort to clear the small salt crystals dissolved into being loaded onto a plane to be dispersed into clouds scientists say the little water that's in the air will condense around these newly introduced particles delphic and the clouds and increase the chance of rain. for that to work the has to be enough clout to produce rain and even if there is there may not be enough rainfall to reduce the haze. as long as there are still forest fire and the winds continue to blow from day to day in the his but at least we'll be able to temporarily reduce
the air pollution index in indonesia the government has sent in thousands of military and the police to help put out forest fires in sumatra and the province of kalimantan in borneo its environment ministry has also sealed off plantations operated by dozens of companies where some of the fires were allegedly started but until the monsoon season arrives next month the smoke is forecast to continue choking the region florence louis al-jazeera kuala lumpur time. closing a come to migrants in northern france. to the workers walkout at america's biggest carmaker stay with us.
hell it's not looking particularly wet surat japan in the next day or so and the frontal system is so obvious here off shore so you can see and therefore we're just get rain brushing turkey as his favorite the most it's going to be dry in the same is true in the korean peninsula and back through beijing which i'm just still in the pleasant 20 to say 27 quite typically baiji winters not far away this snow on this shot up in eastern siberia the high ground of charges coming into your screen there that's going to hang around however things don't change vastly throughout japan all the korean peninsula even though the cloud encroaches in beijing from further west but most of china most of low in china that is dry there is a developing chunk of showers in the far west that goes into northern parts of vietnam as well and some showers along the yangtze but shanghai looks dry hong kong probably driver was temp is not on the humid side but on the highest side maybe
hong kong but i think 33 with lowish muti is quite acceptable the real main rainbow the retreating rain belt is still obviously through the philippines cambodia sudden parts of vietnam and thailand but it's slow to move south. finally this in 45 and we are football fans who don't think about opening really had that lead explaining when real madrid that's love worth 500000000 euros or expresses a position on something like the world anti-doping agency has to take notice you'll be going to your home in part 2 of this issue he's al-jazeera continues to explore the widespread use of performance enhancing drugs sports doping the endless chase on al-jazeera.
welcome back to come out of our top stories here on al-jazeera the taliban says it was behind 2 bombings in afghanistan have killed dozens of people at least 24 died in the 1st attack on election day for president ashraf ghani in power one products danny was on the heart and the 2nd near the u.s. embassy in kabul killed at least 6 people afghanistan caring for election at the end of the month. concerns about global all supplies are growing following saturday's attacks on oil processing facilities in saudi arabia china has been told to expect supplies to be delayed by up to 10 days the u.s. and saudi arabia say early indications point to iran being behind the attacks and israelis are voting in
a 2nd general election in less than 6 months prime minister benjamin netanyahu seeking a 5th to be called a rerun after failing to achieve majority will form a coalition in april but. now a runoff vote is expected in tennessee a 2nd presidential elections since the arab spring revolution 2 outsiders are in the lead or professor kay saeed an imprisoned media magnate in the bill coverage so far about 2 thirds of the votes been counted neither candidate is close to the 50 percent threshold needed to become president well stephanie decker joins us live now from tunis steps so just talk us through where we are in the vote count the new or the front runners here. well we were expecting a press conference to announce those final results now and we've just had it confirmed that that's now been delayed by 2 hours but i think you know all fairness to say that we're very close to having those 100 percent the reason for the delay it seems that they're just discussing looking into any reports of election
violations and things like this before they will come out with a final result i think it's safe to say that it seems that the 2 front runners as you said one is a media mogul currently in prison facing charges of money laundering and tax evasion the 2nd man is a constitutional law professor an unknown really before the 2011 revolution and the way libya sorry the way tunisians got to know about him is when he came on t.v. to talk about the constitution and how to move forward because of course you have a new constitution drawn up here in 2014 the bottom line is this down and it looks like the people here have rejected traditional politics they're sick and tired they've been telling us throughout the whole week here regardless of who we speak to of politicians giving them promises the economy is worse than it was before the revolution the security situation is worse corruption remains an issue across the board here so they have voted now very obviously for change now whether any of these 2 men could bring that to them or going to have to wait and see but we do expect a runoff latest biota over the 13th and stephanie just briefly in terms of the
bigger picture how significant is this election fortune is it. they're hugely significant in the way of a sense of a democratic transition it's the 2nd major elections even though the turnout was rather low in the sense of 45 percent the last time presidential elections it was over 60 percent and that again indicates the sort of frustration that people have here with the political process but in the next couple of weeks daryn you're also going to have legislative elections so what does this mean it means that you nations are going to have a new president a new prime minister and a new parliament all within the next couple of weeks so it's really going to have the potential to reshape the entire political landscape of this country define how it's going to go forward so this is why it's agrees significant but it's twofold democracy yes is something that seems to be working here but people will tell you have democracy doesn't deliver real change on the ground and that's an issue so
these are the questions people are asking and they're hoping that their vote is going to make a change to that. in tunis stephanie thank you some hospital doctors in zimbabwe have walked off the job over the disappearance of their union leader peter morgan bay hasn't been seen since saturday colleagues say he had received threatening phone calls and was abducted for calling for strike action of a government salaries are much more in the capital harare. in a country where anti-government demonstrations on tuesday tolerated especially without police clearance doctors in zimbabwe demand to know a pizza is their block some roads in the capital demanding the release of the union leader and head of the hospital doctors association. right police surround them. doctors try to negotiate with police so colleagues could march to the office of president innocent and. the answer from police was no only a few leaders were allowed to present a petition to the government. 25 year old doctor has been missing since saturday.
dr peeke i'm going days were both remain unknown and we are seriously concerned concerned about his welfare with therefore demanding his unconditional return to his family in the meantime we have withdrawn our services. doctors have long complained of by they pay as well as the poor state of public hospitals they are in the same position as most of our brains struggling to survive soaring inflation and shortages of food and other essentials in recent weeks government critics opposition supporters and it teaches union leader and later were taken for a homes and tortured by state security agents some of it is up in hospital beaten government officials deny the allegations and. police say they are investigating some in the rulings on appeal party say the alleged abductions could be staged to tarnish the country's image this been visible structures unfortunately when we were
there major events you know we'd be subject some time ago. this of often issue now we hear it is the. for i think human rights was coming to survive with these in 1000 nations. in new york coming very soon and in a way one will. think there may be a 3rd force trying to. to give them a bad name. was found doctors and nurses strike over pay and working conditions every few months but say it's been a while since one of their own has gone missing the athlete is defiant vowed not to return to work until a colleague is found. now a supreme court challenge to boris johnson's decision to suspend parliament until mid october is underway in london the court will decide whether the british prime minister broke the law when he sent members of parliament home for 5 weeks until
october 14th the u.k. is due to leave the e.u. less than 3 weeks they return to london john holmes joins us live now from london john in this case is a big deals outline for us the legal arguments that are expected to take place. yes one a full complement of justices on the supreme court bench are hearing 2 appeals concurrently now they'll be hearing the legal argument from counsel in 2 cases 2 cases decided in the industry and the scottish high court over the question of the legality of boris johnson the prime minister's decision to suspend all prorogue parliament and 2 cases which reached opposing conclusions they'll have to be reconciled by the supreme court justices you may recall last week scottish judges in the court of session receive unanimous decision that boris johnson had acted unlawfully but the advice given to the queen to approach parliament had been an
unlawful because it was motivated by the improper purpose they said of stymieing parliament or stifling its ability to scrutinise the brakes and process the english high court meanwhile a few weeks earlier reached a very different conclusion not so much siding with the government but rather deciding on the more off a duck's basis of the separation of powers that it wasn't actually a case for the courts to decide over what was in effect a political decision the court should be called in to judge whether political motives were good or bad well that's what the supreme court justices are going to be hearing evidence on those 2 cases they're going to have to reconcile those 2 very different legal positions in the next 2 or 3 days jonah thank you. police of northern france are clearing a camp for my groups around 1000 are being moved from the gym near the port of dun curb its closure follows british border police intercepting a 120 migrants crossing the english channel in small boats in the past week so when
you go watch the police operation since early tuesday morning police have been gradually seeing this area around the gym in dung which has been home at least to some 170 people and yet another 500 people at least have set up a tent settlement around the area now while police have been moving there have also been riot police present as well as the local gendarmerie and a team from the u.k.'s home office as well we have seen them being separating. families from unaccompanied men they were put into separate coaches and taken away to my current centers around the country whilst we were speaking to people here on monday evening some of the people here were afraid that they would possibly be deported
a lot of people here of course found themselves coming via turkey through greece and other parts of europe in order to arrive some with the intention of trying to get to the u.k. no matter how dangerous that journey is and would involve paying thousands to people smugglers for a place in a very small on stable boat to try and cross one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world but still some people cling on to that in order to avoid what they say is an existence that they have been trying to keep up with which is see them destitute losing everything and still with absolutely no security they say taking the risk to try and get a better life in the u.k. is better than the situation that they are currently in. the united nations says 600000 rangar muslims who remain in me and ma are at serious risk of genocide and the un says their plight makes repatriation impossible for a nigger in bangladesh around 700000 fled their from rakhine state during
a military crackdown 2 years ago un investigators are accusing the me and mommy of new war crimes including forced labor torture. at least 8 people have been injured after a passenger train derailed in hong kong the train came off the tracks near the hung on station in the city's south during morning rush hour accident investigators say there's no evidence of foul play haiti's capitalism is at a standstill as violent protests continue to fuel shortages and anger at police brutality the police are accused of shooting and killing a man during a protest in the capital port au prince roads are blocked while banks government offices and schools were closed on monday protesters are also demanding the resignation of the president show no more as a fuel supplies are fueled suppliers are refusing to make the river is until the haitian government pays its debts. late night talks to end
a strike at america's biggest carmaker failed to find a breakthrough nearly $50000.00 general motors workers are staying home for a 2nd day they say they're owed higher pay and improved contracts after rescuing g.m. from bankruptcy 10 years ago particle has more now from detroit. in the shadow of the iconic headquarters of general motors their workers now off the job and around the public. passing by with people who support. daniel rider should be making engines but he's here and he's angry i'm also angry about the profits that they set off and continue to ask us to give give give the giant automakers asking employees to pay more for their health insurance but the union says there are bigger issues they want more money fewer temporary workers and a slowdown in downsizing g.m. has plans to close 5 plants in north america this one is closing in january taking with it chaz acres job installing headlights. every car keeps coming down the line
we have a certain allotted time for each and every car there is no stopping there is no sitting down we stand up and move 8 plus hours a day the closures have angered president donald trump and he's been rallying against g.m. on twitter and in the white house that continued on monday we don't want general motors building plants outside of this country and we're very strong on that he hasn't been able to stop them but these workers are betting that this strike can the negotiations are ongoing at this hotel behind me in the background of all of these talks those going to be what happened at the beginning of the great recession general motors was going bankrupt so federal taxpayers gave the company $33000000000.00 since then they've been making tens of billions of dollars in profits we sacrificed a lot for the bailout and now they're getting the profits and they're not giving us any of the province g.m. says they've made a strong and good faith offer but some here say it's not even close to enough.
thing in the last anywhere from a couple weeks to a couple months because they're so far apart that will cost g.m. billions it will cost him thousands and if it goes on long enough it could potentially cost the broader u.s. economy as well pedicle hain al-jazeera detroit michigan. by time for a quick check of the headlines here in al-jazeera the taliban says it was behind 2 bombings in afghanistan that killed dozens of people at least 24 died in the 1st attack on election running for the president in part of one province. he was unharmed the 2nd near the u.s. embassy in kabul killed at least 6 people afghanistan's apparent for a presidential election at the end of the month. concerns of a global oil supplies are growing following saturday's attack some oil processing
facilities in saudi arabia china has been told to expect supplies to be delayed by up to 10 days and u.s. and saudi arabia say early indications point to iran being behind the attacks iran has denied involvement. israelis are voting in their 2nd general election in less than 6 months the prime minister benjamin netanyahu is hoping for a 5th term if able to achieve a majority or form a coalition in april and called an unprecedented rerun and now he's trying to gain more supporters by promising to annex all settlements in the occupied west bank. in netanyahu is main opponent benny gantz as voted in his hometown rush high on dance is blue and white party is seeking to improve on april's vote when it picked up 35 seats the same as missing the likud party in the nation has deployed a 5000 military personnel to contain fires on the islands of some odd from borneo
which have already burned of 830-0000 hectares of land the smoke has spread to neighboring countries sparking a diplomatic route over who is responsible in the nation police arrested more than 200 people accused of contributing to the disaster. we shouldn't need a meeting like this every year it should be automatic before the dry season starts everything must be ready but this time we've been negligent again so the smoke has gotten bigger. and a runoff vote is expected into his ears elections since the arab spring revolution 2 outsiders are in the lead law professor criseyde an imprisoned media magnate in the bill curry so far about 2 thirds of the votes have been counted neither counted it is close to the 50 percent threshold. so the headlines the news continues here on al-jazeera after inside story station from so much about the.
high when petrol prices go because of the attacks in saudi arabia the world's biggest oil exporter is scrambling to repair the damage. in yemen of more attacks with a force of will think of all of. this is inside story. welcome to the program. saudi arabia is trying to reassure the world that it will quickly recover from such today's attacks on his oil plans of the reassurance failed to stop oil prices soaring 19 percent.