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saudi arabia sentences 5 people to death in connection with the murder of journalist jamal khashoggi. but sadhaka dhani the most senior official implicated in the plot a top aide to the saudi crown prince walks free. out there i'm chilling with all of this is al jazeera line from the also coming up russian backed syrian government forces the last rebel held area triggering a mass exodus from south and. we'll have the 2nd part of our exclusive report about how illegal guns from the u.s. are fueling gang violence in mexico. on the 1st ever direct mailing between russia and crimea opens despite criticism from the u.s.
and the. warm welcome to the program saudi arabia's public prosecutor says 5 people have been sentenced to death for the murder of saudi journalist jamal khashoggi 3 of us was sentenced to 24 years in prison their identities were concealed during the closed door trial in the capital riyadh but the court ruled there was no proven involvement in the whole scene aside he suspected of being a ringleader side all the time he was sacked says will advise a soon after the killing crime prince mohammed bin solomon denied having prior knowledge of the operations of murder his critic in the saudi consulate in istanbul 14 months ago well the journalism or strobel forces without borders has reacted to the verdict by saying justice was trampled a spokesman for saudi arabia's public prosecutor said the murder was not premeditated. and the. did the investigations carried out by the public prosecution
reveal that there was no primitive taisha not murder at the beginning of this is a sign meant it was a spur of the moment action when the leading negotiator inspected the consulate premises and it was established to him that it was impossible to have the victim may he rest in peace transported to a safe place to continue with negotiations consultations were made with a leading negotiator and it was agreed with the perpetrators to kill the victim inside the consulate well it's been over a year since khashoggi was killed that happened on the top of the 2nd 2018 inside the side consulate where he was planning to pick up documents for his upcoming wedding talking officials said a hit sima 15 saudis was sent to stumble to murder him at least 3 key players were removed from their high level posts in connection to the case they include the tawny once a top aide to the prime prince mohammed bin solomon is believed to have overseen the murder while skipping orders via skype the prosecutor says he was investigated
but not charged and was then released saudi prosecutors had been deputy intelligence chief awkward all assyria for coordinating the killing the prosecutor said he was released for insufficient evidence the residence of the saudi consul general at the time mohammad o.t.b. is where turkish investigators seek a show g.'s bodyparts with an disposed of he too has been released by the prosecutor belong joins us now from london he's the editor of online magazine arab digest hi there bill i'm again this verdict presents more questions than it answers right now. yes it does and i think that the. the prosecutors claim that it was not premeditated. defies what we know what people outside know what the evidence states it's all very clear it was premeditated that this murder squad came 15 strong they flew in
a private jet the diplomatic community the person responsible for cutting up the body brought his equipment with him all of these things say that yes it was premeditated we know that the cia and his column on have said that it's a high degree of probability that muhammad bin solemn on ordered the killing it to me is inconceivable the claim that he did not know anything about it i just find that early on believable in fact we now know that the cia based its assessment on 11 intercepted electronic messages between mohamed bin solemn on and saw the company just before he was murdered and after and just after he was murdered now this is the cia said they've found no smoking gun but i think it's pretty clear to everybody that. is the man who ordered the killing of the journalist should she this does nothing to resolve or answer any of the most serious questions one of
which is where is the body how should she now surely these people that were arrested and tara gaited would be of a vibe at least that piece of evidence not even that has been answered so yeah many many questions and below i suppose if we see this is an attempt by saudi arabia to apply a sort of type of justice if you like do you think this is going to be enough to shave to to shift the gaze of the international community. well you know it's interesting i think the international community there's a large slice of it the business sector don't trump white house indeed our own british government who simply just want to say let's move on but there are other players who say hang on a minute we're not going to move on there's certainly. as his fiance there is the washington post he was a call most of the washington post journalists and human rights organizations
people like those are simply not going to say yeah we'll we'll move on to so i think it's going to be a bit of a bit of a tussle a bit of an attempt certainly to keep this story moving forward i don't think mol been samana will ever walk away from the stain of his responsibility in the killing of regime. there at the center of our of the digest. india's main opposition congress party has held a rally in new delhi against a controversial new citizenship law it's one of many protests across india against the law opponents say it's anti muslim and undermines india's secular constitution prime minister narendra modi's defended the legislation which has led to the violence has killed at least $25.00 people with a government is trying to stem the wave of protest by banning gatherings and source of areas elizabeth torana reports now from new delhi. johnny emollient has got me a university in the capital new delhi and this is be myside of some of the areas
where the protests began was when i met men jack's posts to the like does he have been or driving the protests in the role the country or the now hold the little girl out together here it is a different story helmer tell me with the least amount of detail the contestants were gathered had there for the house another reason protesters from what there has been with the other states that. largest number of deaths. occurred in minot the malaysian internet group but there was a man with more on that phone call people getting together and we know that something 70. was bullied where was when he was driven out when he has it all to the most i was shot every moment i was i don't know going to change in religion number one sure when i am very close i was actually happening and apart from where there was i want to. leave my or enter the to the birds with the ralph which i am
in a mama's or the world was lost and it's going to hold a silent order to get it member. of my heart when not only. the country's founders wanted to kill. the other team but man but it hurts because i can sum up the answer to your short. 3 days of national mourning have been declared in a. syria following the death of the army chief of staff the senate general our guides as solace suffered a hoss attack 80 will was regarded as the most powerful man in the country following the mass protests and resignation of longtime president sees beautifully kept back in april. turkey's president rage at tyburn says his country can't handle another wave of syrian refugees as 80000 people head towards the border the exodus follows heavy bombardment by russian and syrian forces in the last rebel held provinces it led charleville us as the story. is so the nude livest pounded from
above its people rushed towards the turkish border scrambling to escape the aerial onslaught from russian and syrian food since. i'm not a. pilot i flit from the bombardment russian warplanes are striking helicopters missiles and rockets we cannot remain there. syrian president bashar al assad boasted his mission to retake the province from former al qaeda affiliates hiatt to here a week ago sunni provinces out of his control the russian backed syrian army celebrated retaking more than 20 villages on it lives fringe cut the price dozens of civilians killed tens of thousands displaced of them actually in the news on him out on the job you have fled from and to moderate a long line more than 20 times for what reason tell us where is our next destination we don't know. but this is what they're running from.
filmed on sunday on the damascus slipper highway and it lewd volunteers from a syrian in geo rushed to the aftermath of the suspected russian. it's tragic there is heavy bombardment the war planes are always flying but there come along as i can at times yesterday more than $400.00 rockets hit us that are read a new man our children couldn't sleep through the night they were crying every hour and now we are heading towards the i don't know. turkish president read your typo to one is bracing for the gates it is from it live turkey currently holds 3700000 syrian refugees he says they cannot. moral of the man look at john 6 more than $80000.00 of our brothers from ed live running from the bombs there have started migrating towards our borders if the violence towards the people of aden it does not stop this number will increase even more turkey will not carry such a migrant burden on its own the negative impact of that pressure will be something
that all european nations especially greece but also feel the. syrian rebels in the russian backed syrian forces had agreed to a cease fire an orchestra was shot is in the south of that is from the most we are putting up every effort with russia for the attacks to stop and we will continue to do so in fact we are sending a delegation to moscow on monday until the bombardment stops the exodus will continue resistance homes abandoned targets in the way of president assad's mission to retake the last rebel besting in shalah ballasts. staying in syria at least 6 people have been killed in a car bombing in the city of seoul look that's north of rocca when a child are amongst the dead several of us have also been wounded. still ahead here on al-jazeera entire times as scores firefights in a stray i work around the clock to bring bushfires under control. and we look at
how down the times border war with mexico could be putting centuries old native american sites at risk. hello again welcome back to international weather forecast what here across the central part of china notice the clouds right here pushing through we have had some snow in these golden monkeys and he bade province are enjoying the snow pack right now for the winter months but over the next few days the snow is going to be ending we're going to be seeing some clear skies across much of that area temps are wise it is going to be moderate for this time of year about average across much of that area into the teens down towards the south though hong kong do expect to see attempts there of about $23.00 degrees down towards the philippines though you will notice some rain showers coming on the edge of the map that is a developing system a tropical system we do expect it to make landfall in the central part of the
philippines on tuesday and going into wednesday there well here across much of india notice the clouds that we have across much of the central areas of india we're funny seeing a change of air mass across much of this area that eventually over the next few days is going to help to clear some of that smog we have seen across much of the region up to the north though it is going to be 18 degrees in new delhi down towards the south though it is going to be plenty of rain across much of the areas such as a sri lanka as well as up towards chennai attempt of there $27.00 degrees and as we go towards wednesday we do expect to see more rain across next her attempt of 27 in kolkata a cloudy day at 25. cancer
. experience will never be. concerning places to get. your watching out to see a reminder of our top stories this hour saudi arabia's public prosecutor says 5 people have been said to us to death and there were 3 were given 24 years same prison for the murder shot saudi journalist jamal khashoggi so dark qahtani a former high profile saudi royal advise it was investigated released without charge forces without borders says quote justice was trampled in the trial. india's
main opposition congress party's held a rally in new delhi against a controversial new citizenship law it's one of many protests across india against the law courts say it's anti muslim and undermines india's secular constitution. 3 days of national mourning have been declared in algeria following the death of the army's chief of staff attorney general ahmed guide sally suffered a heart attack he was 80 years old. now mexico is dealing with its highest murder rate on record in the majority of firearms a volt being smuggled in from the united states violence across the board has been on the increase in the scrutiny after a number of u.s. citizens were murdered last month john holeman has more in part 2 of our series on arms trafficking to the u.s. and mexico. this burnt up car became a wakeup call for the united states this is for the record need and for my grandchildren for our. shot up 3 women and 6 children american citizens
killed in neighboring mexico president trump said in response the cartels would be considered terrorist organizations but it was america may bullets found at the scene and likely america make guns smuggled across the border that we used to kill not just this family but tens of thousands more in mexico quantised suffer more the most this year there's been an average of 6 murders a day residents say the city swimming with us far arms. anyone can carry a gun now and i've known cases where they exchange a couple of words with someone in a taco stand and a petrol station and they kill them. yvonne's husband himself was shot dead leaving her to bring up 4 year old michelle and 10 year old danny alone it's affected us in every way economically as well i'm not with my daughters where distance because i have to work every day and leave them here alone he was the breadwinner in mexico
it's extremely hard to buy a gun legally but criminals have found an easier way about 70 percent of the firearm seized here and traced have come from the u.s. the state's attorney responsible for 2 quanah told how does here in the mix can cartels which of long relied on straw buyers and now using different tactics to buy more weapons states soffit in this part in different parts of the united states illegally by parts of guns than across them into mexico and put the gun together here anyone can go to a gun store in the u.s. and buy a gun part there's no control of that in the registry then we find those arms at a crime scene in mexico and we have no way to trace them why because they have no serial number. once the guns or parts of guns abort it's easy to get them across a poorest buda where there are a few checks on the passing cars what impact would it have on the homicide rate here in tijuana if suddenly became a lot more difficult to get guns over the border from the us to mexico they
don't but i believe that it would have an important impact at the moment that the criminals don't have a way to get firearms will be hard to commit murder so of course the restriction would have an impact you've already but a little in the end though the blame lies not with the weapons but those we will bring them says a man who would know who group is it appears and i think it's one's own responsibility because if they gave you an order you have to a bag if you're carrying or not they tell me you're going to kill those people i have to do it and that's my own responsibility for the ones i kill depending on what they did wrong there are tens of thousands though who have done nothing but have had their families ripped apart now live from wants is a safer future for almost all says now there's so much killing so many dead too many cases unsolved people disappeared if all of this really stopped the traffic barmes the drugs we'd have a bit of peace. stopping the flow of guns into mexico wouldn't rectify that alone
but from politicians to experts to ordinary mix can see that it would help john home and al jazeera to quanah. preliminary results show as beck a stone's ruling parties won the most parliamentary seat so far after sunday's election however the liberal democratic party has yet to secure an eye white majority the election's been criticized for not having any genuine officer choices what abdel-hamid says the lack of a parliamentary majority is unlikely to detail the willing parties hopes for another term in power for the end of the day you know dad these other parties that are all supportive of government policy still whatever happens it would never do those numbers are there is. is it really a big threat to the rule of the current president you could have a situation where other parties say we're going to form a coalition or we're going to demand that there is a change of prime minister currently do prime minister is from the ruling party.
that said will they do it do they have anything to gain out of it is very difficult to see however you know these are the 1st let's say a little bit more free elections or as they always say you put it certainly with a much higher standard than whatever the election had happened here in the past and really when we spoke to voters. there was excitement about it and it was a really when you spoke to them about sort of changing destruction of the government or changing the parties that are currently currently in parliament this time they were trying to concentrate a little bit more on the candidate since there were all these television debates and they were trying to choose the candidates they preferred home or office in areas of australia scored by bush as a returning to see what's left around 200 fires are burning many of them in the states of new south wales and south australia weeks of bush fires have killed 9 people and destroyed at least a 1000 properties one particularly hard hit small communities balmoral south of
sydney jessica washington is there. for dozens of families here in balmoral this is all they have left most of the town was engulfed in a blaze sophia's it created a firestorm this family stayed to try and protect their home while the inferno swept through their property we had no chance we got smashed. the heat was intense for want of a better word. estimating that it probably hit 100-2004 degrees back here. without a house just days before christmas members of this family are being helped by their neighbors but there are unsure of what lies ahead the generosity of the community as these small communities. that have just been amazingly generous people. have offered us homes in everything.
at this time. really we don't have any plans at this stage this community is a small one home to just 400 but it's been devastated by this bushfire crisis dozens of homes were lost this weekend alone and more than a 1000 houses have been destroyed since the start of the bush. this couple's property is scorched but they still have their house we were lucky to keep the house very lucky and it was thanks to this man that we create. we know if he wasn't here we would have lost our house emergency warnings are still in place and a heat wave is expected to return in just a few days but fire crews are making the most of the cooler weather and that's allowed some of those who evacuated to return and assess the damage they said we're very lucky and extremely grateful. but we all can help together that's what we're
here for of a close knit community. and we'll get through this. her house has escaped the fire is along with her christmas lights. just to washington al-jazeera a straining. on a visit to asia air france's president has questioned whether west african leaders want french troops to stay in the region to confront armed groups speaking in the capital now may remember mccrone said he was reluctant to send soldiers to countries where their presence isn't clearly wanted by call in asia's president mohammed who is a food discuss recent attacks by fighters linked to eisele and al-qaeda in the so hill this that we can tribute to 13 french soldiers killed in mali last month when 2 helicopters collided. places with french an international presence is not accepted i say clearly we will draw the necessary conclusions because we are talking about sovereign states for sovereign state in the region sees i don't need
for any international military presence we should not be via commuters and rail enthusiastic usually celebrate the opening of a new train line but this one isn't without controversy russia's president vladimir putin is on board to inaugurate the journey but she russian crimea the 1st passenger trip is running for supporters birch to crimea's largest city sebastopol russia annexed crimea primedia from ukraine in 2014 u.s. and you impose sanctions on companies involved in the construction of the bridge which was built without its ukraine's can stand or live in a rebuilding kisan international law analyst researcher he says the rail link underscores the importance of crimea to russia. it's a confirmation of the wish the intention of russian federation to keep and maintain and expand control over crimea of course against the wishes of ukraine they are next the the deep deep and insular the crimea after the invasion in
2014 in march 24 team so. in fact it does not change the illegal status of the annexation remains it illegal they have been sentients by for example the united states and the european union gets going it's building the bridge with the were built by. construction company very close friend of president putin and. it is that confirms deep de facto control of the russian federation over crimea as we say in international law. they have they fucked control but not the u. and so it is illegal but in fact they are there and that's something which historically is not unusual we seen that before but it is unusual but we have seen that before. for example with the is radio could break your beristain
in territories since that in $67.00 they have the proper control international community united nations recognize that it's an exaggeration if they call it it's illegal one of ecuador's most active volcanoes has erupted in a region of the amazon lighting up the night sky the red enters our volcano spewing incandescent vox and lava down its hopes its last major eruption was in 2002 when a cloud of ash reached the capital affect 2000000 people. at least 16 inmates in a prison in honduras have been killed in fighting between rival gangs violence comes less than 2 days after 18 other inmates at a separate facility died in a prison riot the president of honduras has ordered the army to take control of the country's 27 prisons construction on us president donald trump's border war with mexico is moving ahead in arizona parts of the barrier will cut through sites considered sacred to some native american tribes but as rob reynolds
reports from the us mexico border tribal elders say they will let that happen without a fight. walking on holy ground a group of young native american activists visit quito springs in a way says in the vast desert of the organ pipe cactus national monument it's a place where according to archaeologists people have gathered for more than 16000 years we came from this land we wouldn't be here if it weren't for the spring giving us life the organ pipe cactus national monument spans 1340 square kilometers of pristine desert beamed for a species of desert plants that grow here and no place else on earth it's the traditional territory of the odum and to hold the autumn sacred for the people that live here in the thera money that we conducted here ancestors did and pretty much all of our cultural practices. but just 50 kilometers away president donald trump's
massive border wall is going up. the 9 meter tall metal structure will cut through traditional land. and will require new roads bulldozed through the monument and the adjacent to hold autumn reservation native americans say the wall will damage ceremonial sites pilgrimage routes and ancient graveyards here in the organ pipe cactus national monument a government survey has identified at least $22.00 significant archaeological sites that would be partially or completely destroyed by border wall construction. tribal elder ofili a reverse is organizing a grassroots effort to direct public attention to what she says is an act of cultural desecration when the borders to go up this metal borders are this fence this go up it very very destructive to our spiritual being and our way of
life and any part of it that is destroyed it is taking us apart. piece by piece activists say they will do everything in their power to stop the wall i think there's many of us that are willing and ready to put our bodies on the line despite the vast resources of the federal government marshal behind trump signature political project the native people here say they will not give up we've been existing here since the beginning of time and there will continue to to exist even after this wall it's build a place of natural beauty ecological diversity and cultural significance that may soon be changed forever robert oulds al-jazeera kito about quito springs arizona. al jazeera journalist with his aim has now been detained without any formal charges in egypt for 3 years he same was arrested on arrival in egypt in december 26th and whilst on a personal visit to see his family he's accused of defaming the state and spreading
false news allegations he the al jazeera media network deny a staffer holding a moment of solidarity and continuing to call for his release. this is always there and these are current top stories saudi arabia's public prosecutor says 5 people have been sentenced to death and 3 were given 24 years in prison for the murder of saudi journalist jamal khashoggi side the al qahtani and former 5 high profile saudi royal advisor was investigated but released without charge the journalism or struggle forces without borders has reacted to the verdict by saying quote justice was trampled a spokesman for saudi arabia's public prosecutor said the murder was not clean meditated ever amma and the whole loaded the investigation is carried out by the public prosecution revealed that there was no provocation not murder at the
beginning of this is simon it was a spur of the moment action when the leading negotiator inspected the consulate premises and it was established to him that it was impossible to have the victim may he rest in peace transported to a safe place to continue with negotiations consultations were made with a leading negotiator and it was agreed with the perpetrators to kill the victim inside the consulate. india's main opposition congress parties held a rally in new delhi against a controversial new citizenship law it's one of the many protests across india against the law porn and say it's anti muslim and undermines india's secular constitution prime minister narendra modi has defended the legislation. 3 days of national mourning have been declared in algeria following the death of the army's chief of staff the senate general awkward guide sally suffered a heart attack 80 will was regarded as the most powerful man in the country following the mass protests and resignation of president abdullah sees beautifully
kept in a pool tens of thousands of syrians are feeling towards the turkish border after a new round of airstrikes by russian and syrian forces on the rebel held province turkey's president says his country can't cope with any more refugees preliminary results shows spec astounds ruling party has won the most part of empty seats so far after sunday's election however the liberal democratic party has yet to secure an i right majority elections been criticized for not having any genuine opposition choices those are the headlines the news continues here after told so al-jazeera thanks for your company will see you see. on counting the cost especially on investing in an emerging markets from the doha 4 of right here is how foreign direct investment is reshaping the global economy and what that means for the future and to globalization a populist sense of. counting the cost on al-jazeera.
would see. he's the youngest leader in latin america at 38 years old the president of el salvador naive to caylee comfortably won the general election in february with caylee enjoys a nearly 90 percent approval rating but there are challenges ahead with one of the highest murder rates in the world perhaps the main challenge for central america's smallest country is gang related violence and slow growth was kept else salvatore's social and economic development stagnant corruption cost the government millions of dollars and ever since a 12 year civil war ended in 1992 hundreds of thousands of salvadorians the been fleeing the country every year seeking a safe place to live and better opportunities but president bush seems determined to.