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will question addiction the dead white man's clothes on. i just talked to al jazeera, we what gives you hope that is going to be peace because the situation on the ground seems to be pointing otherwise we listen. we were never on. 3 whatever road to off migration we meet with global news makers and talk about the stories on sierra ah, this is al jazeera. ah. hello there, i'm the soviet hey, and this is the news i live from our headquarters here and coming up in the next 60 minutes trinity as president names natural bruton as the country's 1st female prime minister and tasks with forming a government that was hunger crisis. un calls on the european government,
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allow aid into the t gray region. jordan, fully reopen of maine border crossing with syria, the latest neighbor to boost economic ties with the assad government and giving up hope. the u. s. the case 23 species thing. find to say they've exhausted efforts to fund and is for boxing. great money has announced his retirement, the 43 year old filipino saying he now intends to focus on his political career. ah, soon as he is president side has appointed a new prime minister. he's taught naturally butin with forming a government. she'd be the 1st woman there to do. so the move comes after for political parties formed a coalition to oppose said on tuesday opposition. politicians of warns they'll call
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for more protests, and a few reverses has moved to seize power last week. so you announced hill rule by decree and ignore parts of the constitution. what am i right? a few people with us. this is a historical moment where we see the 1st time ever a lady who has a prime minister in our country. we will be taking care of our responsibilities in such a moment. it's an honor for 2 years and fortune is in women saying he was our prime minister. women can be successful leaders just as mankind and have a clear vision exactly like ma'am. i hope with the blessings of god that you can within the next coming days, nominate the proper names. your cabinet, ja. we've lost a lot of time and we need to act quickly with full harmony between members. if your cabinet work hard to fight corruption, while bennett smith has been following developments for us from the capital junior natural boot and is
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a geologist very little political experience. she has worked for the world bank and she seems to been plucked from relative academic obscurity. and thrust into the political limelight by present chi site at a crucial time for this country. she serves at the pleasure of the president and he rules by decrease a walk power. nationally, boot will have to act independently, remains unclear, but will be an awful lot of pressure on her to quickly find some sort of financial support that you nivia talks. so they can make a budget and start debt repayment towards the international monetary fund. we'll put on hold and case site seized power in july, and she's also got to persuade these other political parties and civil society groups that should be able to do her job. remember, all this is happening when the president has seized power, suspended parliament. and it's not clear under legally how she's able to do her job
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. and the suggestions that the parties in parliament could try and challenge the legality of her appointment. and the government she appoints when and if they try to an ex policy well i spoke to for the only reason he's the editor in chief of the train is the news and analysis website. miss cow. he says the new prime minister's appointment could be considered symbolic. she wasn't one of the people on the short list. there are quite a few short. and if there were being sped around, people were assuming that it might be an economist, given the fact that tunisia is how it was with just the negotiations with the international monetary fund. but she seems a bit like a political outsider, like the president himself, the position himself as an outsider. and this is someone, again who does not seem to come from the traditional political lead to the political clock. she someone coming from academia with a ph. d. she has been at the ministry of higher education. so we're still just
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finding out more about her about someone who seems to be quite new to the stage. but certainly the president is pointing to the symbol is not the 1st female foreign minister. and not just in teja, but perhaps in the entire world. it does seem that even a group that we're initially supportive of the president are starting to become more concerned starting to voice their criticism much more separately. this may have been some of the pressure for him to, to name a prime minister as well. we'd expect that he would name a new government much earlier. he had initially given a 30 day period, but we've seen that that's gone way power. and in fact, he kept saying that he would name a new prime minister, and a few days people thought it was taken quite a while. and in fact, even they consider that perhaps you thought it through until i what you made. if you didn't have a government in place or a government in mind. so certainly when we're seeing this part of it maybe to, to sort of lay the fears of people who say it doesn't matter who don't have
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a direction of where he's going with the country i'm leaving on. and the un humanitarian chief is wanting that people are starving to death. and if you're a p as t gray region, martin griffith, i recently visited the area and says, hundreds of thousands of people need urgent food aid. fighting between regional forces and government troops begun that in november last year, had ex here brian report. this boy is a victim of what the you in says is the world's worst hunger crisis. he may not look it, but a dime, a ways is 14 years old. his uncle said that after spending months hiding from violence in ethiopia to dr. region, he weighs less than 15 kilograms, and he's not alone. the un estimate, hundreds of thousands of people are suffering famine conditions and to grind and millions more at risk. to fighting left many hospitals and clinics closed or destroyed. the combination of lack of medical care. most of the health institutions
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that are inoperable and lack of food will mean that people will start to die. fighting broke out into grey in november between ethiopian military and the regional force. the to gripe people's liberation front were looking at almost a year of fighting that had a tremendous impact on the economy and the culture and the ability of people to produce food. so now which we see, but many people, they only have one mule per day. the quality of their meals have also deteriorated . some people and now eating roots and flowers to survive. the un says a de facto government blockade of the region is preventing food, medical supplies, and fuel from gaping in something. the government's denied it is, is a stain on our conscience because the, the facts show that accessed to gray,
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where we have been wanting to have a 100 trucks every day arrive, integrate to meet the needs of the over 5000000 people there. we've never reached that. we've never had that and it's been about 10 percent of that. over the last 2 or 3 months. un humanitarian chief, says ethiopia leaders appearing into the abyss, and he's calling on all sides to stop the fighting for this man, made famine gets worse, alexia bryan al jazeera. now the 1st commercial plane has landed upon them in the canary islands. flights were halted over the weekend due to the accumulation of ash from the camry va volcano, which began erupt in 10 days ago now. lava from that. okay, now has now also reached the ocean setting off huge plumes of steam and possibly toxic gases. nicholas hoc reports now from the ground in the palmer fear on the island of the an unstoppable torrent of lava destroying everything in its path and
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altering the landscape now flowing into the atlantic. plumes of toxic gases below, above the fishing village of t. as a court t, it's mere, is getting ready to evacuate, but there are no words to express what i think or feel. there is no way for us to anticipate how this disaster will unfold. authorities have set up a 3 and a half kilometer cordon around the can review hovel quino. the thermal shock of molten rock entering the ocean is producing a cloud composed of sulfur dioxide and acid lava. in some area, the ocean has turn grey and murky. if not just talk to chemicals that are being released, but also mineral scientists believe that in the long run, this will make marine life even richer and more diverse. in this disaster, they see an opportunity to better understand volcanic eruptions, so as to anticipate what can rivera will do next. well can ologist are recording
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increased seismic activity on the southern flank of the volcano. that suggests that pressure on the crater is increasing as powerful magma from below. the earth breaks through the surface. i got to predict. what i can tell you is this russian, this is i can predict is disruption is going to continue the same way we've seen. so there will be p use of activity, how you see low intensity. so you have to the some repose videos on i'm believe in charlie. it may last weeks or months. we don't know. but what i can tell you is that the behaviors going to continue the same, more of the same means more destruction. close to 7000 people are displaced in more than 500 home buildings and churches charred to ashes and the lava is widening its reach as it closes in on to the core 10. nicholas hawk al jazeera,
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the court in spain. la palmer well has still plenty more had here this news are including why families of the baby last victims, again on the streets, demanding accountability. we made some of the youngest drug addict, how the economic crisis could have. their recovery of the swiss title holders are aiming to save top of their champions. me grief. and you will be here with that story. ah, president russia, i bought a one says piece in syria depends on relations between turkey and russia and has been meeting his counterpart prison in the russian city of searching. last year the 2 countries sponsored a cease fire deal and serious northwest and it lib region. these talk now coincide
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with an increase in air strikes there on turkish backed opposition faces. this is also that it is faster face to face meeting 18 months ago. and then you probably go stations are sometimes difficult, but with a positive and final result. our department of learn span compromise is beneficial for both sites. and i specially believe that there is a very big benefit and turkey and russia keeping stronger relations each passing day. the steps we have taken with russia relating to syria is of utmost importance . russell santa has one from a stumble. this meeting, as happened in the time that the turkish american relations are further strayed once close to allies, turkey, and the u. s. they are now growing increasingly growing apart. just a week ago, president was in new york, attending the united nations general assembly, and the church aside requested
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a 11 meeting with president by them. but the by the team rejected to have such a meeting with present. and so present had one was quite disappointed and angry on the way back to turkey while briefing too took his journalist to say that he has managed to work well with the previous presidents like president bush or bama trump, but not with by them. so far he also said that he and biden failed to, but he's there differences in a meeting in new york. he said also they didn't have a good start. so once he got back to turkey, one day later, after a prayer in the stumble, he went on concise. in more and more, the president biden says that the us sees continues support to tower groups, referring to the us partnership with y p g. the kurdish on group in northern syria link to the p. k says that that support is putting
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a great race to turkish national security. so, and he also noted that turkey intend to buy a 2nd batch of $400.00 me files defense system from a russia right after this statement. yes, a senate committee on foreign relations, one turkey that an a purchase of russian made defense systems will mean more sanctions over turkey through the council low, which is designed to the content the, the us is adversaries from, for went from a horse by action against the u. s. a. considering turkey and usa being the nato allies. this is quite a specific and very much occasional the decision or event that is happening between the 2 countries. while meanwhile, jordan has now fully reopened its main border crossing with syria in an effort to improve economic activity. in both countries,
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syria has been struggling with the impact of us sanctions, while recovering from a decades long civil war. jordanian and lebanese officials have arched washington to ease its measures in order to facilitate trade in the water country view and says at least 350000 people have died in the conflict with them. and we value the decision of his excellency, the minister of interior for cancelling the back to back transportation system for shipping. this will ease the flow of goods carried by jordanian trailers to syria. it will also easy entry of goods carried by theory and trailers to jordan from lab and on and syria. this decision came at a time when there is an increase in imports to syria by 600 percent through the acrobat port may have put on this opening of the board that would be cheapest for traders. if a jordanian trailer and to syria, it would cost less than transferring goods between $2.00 of them at the border office. well that's now bring in, not a has jimmy. he's the director at the center for middle east studies at the university of denver. he joins us now from there. not of the reopening of this
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border crossing is really quite the game for president assad. what is behind jordan thinking here? well i think jordan is facing a set of social problems, economic problems that apply to many countries across the region, you know, high unemployment domestic discontent. and so it's hoping to alleviate some of its internal domestic challenges by re establishing trade relations with syria prior to the breaking of relations. there was roughly a $1000000000.00 in cross border trade that both countries were benefiting from. so i think that's a big incentive that explains news from the jordanian syrian border today. hall will daughter is also a u. s. ally and this does appear to weaken the power of us sanctions. how is it being viewed in washington? well, i think washington is in a state of chaos as,
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as most people i think can discern washington is very much of the view that it wants to remove itself from the region. the events in afghanistan over the last month clearly indicate that. and mrs had a ripple effect in terms of forcing states in the middle east to reassess their own policies in the region. so we're effectively seeing, i think, primarily as a result of the u. s. withdraw from the middle east. countries in the region reassessing their own interests, old enemies establishing relations with each other. although, you know, gradually we saw this a couple years ago when the tension between saudi arabia and tar started to wither away and the blockade was lifted. we're seeing it in terms of a dialogue between, you know, you iran in saudi arabia. so all of these things are,
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you know, connected, i think, to these regional realignments. but i think the big event was the one that i just indicated, the you know, by the ministrations decision to pull out of the region, forcing other countries to recalibrate how they are pursuing their international relations or given the shifting regional dynamics. i'm curious about how they actually playing into their relationships with president assad. i know a number of countries, other countries, other than jordan, potentially keen, also to revive economic ties. that's true. so i thought is sort of the last, i think, country here that's going to be affected by these regional alignments. i think one sort of motive here is that some of the arab states are hoping to lower assad away from iran. aside of course, stands to benefit because his country's in deep ruins, so it's hopes to benefit from, you know, investment economic relations with other arab states that are more wealthy. so a lot of this remains to be seen, but i think it's what we're witnessing right here is sort of the sort of the new
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dawning of a new era in the middle east where the convulsions of the arab spring that rocked the region 10 years ago. are now sort of receding into the past and, and new regional alignment is taking place. fundamentally, i think the core of this is really a real regional realignment of you know, authoritarian regimes who sort of see their interests converging together at the expense of i think, social protest movements pro democracy movements where i think of the big losers here. i think the other big lose you here, of course is 1st and foremost the people of syria who unfortunately are gonna have to withstand several more years of assad's, brutal role without any obligation or hope for the future. not a semi that the director of the center family studies at university of denver. great to get your thoughts and expertise and out there. thanks for joining us. my nada. her families of the victims of last year's buried port
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explosion have been staging and all the demonstration this time and support of the judge who is investigating the incident. on monday, tard bitter had to suspend his prob, after a complaint by a former interior minister, then a 100 reports now from the lebanese capital family members of more than 200 people killed in the bay report. the explosion aren't angry and they're standing behind a judge under fire from lebanon's political establishment. thought it better is leading an investigation into one of the largest non nuclear explosions in world history. it's been more than a year, and there are no answers that i thought is doing that i job going on. and that's what the price and the politicians are being accused of obstructing the prob, to avoid accountability authority, say the blast was caused by highly explosive material stored at
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a warehouse in the port illegal challenged by former interior minister. and had motional accusing guitar. being biased has led to the prob, being suspended, the case presented by minister must present with no legal basis and in front of a court to have no jurisdiction on the so it's going to be dismissed. but meanwhile, meanwhile, it's a way to store covers idiots from 292272021. the theater where john wouldn't have taken action against parliament is now in recess a time. when m p's lose their immunity from prosecution since july. but our has been trying to initiate the prosecution of those believed responsible for failing to act once they were told of the potential dangers of the materials stored at the port. that's beside is one of those very rare judges who did do everything in his power to go after the space on the evidence that he has. they started with media
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campaigns against him. harassment reports at the tar is reported to have received a verbal threat from his below that it would remove him by any means. the iranian back group has not commented. we have reached a new level in this country where the judges cannot be both or dr. now are threatened, but not only threatened threat and publicly using the press investigation if leading somewhere where they will. they don't want to go. baton is predecessor was removed in february by a similar legal challenge brought by senior officials. he had accused of criminal negligence. so far the investigation is focused on who was responsible for unsafely storing the highly explicit material at the board. but it's still not knowing what caused the fire that triggers the blocks. and there are unanswered questions surrounding the ownership of the ammonium nitrate. these families say they won't
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give up until they get justice, but they know they're up against the system that shields the power. then their elders, either they would call more than 100, who if you rebels and pro government forces have now been killed in fighting and yet just over the past 2 days, the about thing for control of merit. that's the last northern city held by pro government fighters. it's also home to hundreds of thousands of people who fled to conflict in other areas of the country. who stepped up their efforts to see laura back in february, about 80 percent of yemen to 30000000 people depend on aid. the united nations has called the situation in yemen, the wild, west humanitarian crisis. let's speak now with david grassley. he's the united nations humanitarian coordinator for yemen, and he joins us from new york. mr. garcia, i believe you took up this post back in february and i know you've been traveling across the country since then. can you talk us through what you've seen?
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well, i've traveled for the last 6 months in almost all parts of yemen. and what i see is the devastation of the conflict. over the last 7 years, schools destroyed factories destroyed powers. the systems not functioning water systems collapsing, but more importantly i see the impact on, on people themselves. the impact on women who are trying to who are trying to deliver their a child or children who cannot go to school or land mines that block the use of cultivation for fields. and frankly, desperation of a for cries of health, but recently was in the area of who data in an area along the red sea coast, very inaccessible. very few people had been there and met with numerous numerous families. and mainly the mothers who kept coming to me asking for help for their children who didn't have access to school,
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didn't have access to medical care, really a cry for help. and i'm just trying to transmit this cry so that people continue to hear the needs of the people in yemen. well, right now, the while has been and continues to live through a pandemic. we've seen multiple conflicts, andrew manhattan crises, and maj over that time. we also know there is a funding crisis when it comes to addressing them. it feels like yemen is often overlooked, even as it also suffers from coded is the country. now getting any of the support that it needs was getting some support, which is very, very helpful. in march, we were really on the edge of famine for millions of people just to step away. enough resources just not enough, but enough resources came in to scale up food distribution so that we could move away from half rations to 3 quarters to full rations. in the most peculiar affected areas, and that's been enough to stop them, the march towards famine,
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at least for now. but it's contingent on those funds, continuing to flow in these higher levels. and that's where our greatest concern is right now. fortunately in the side event on yemen at the general assembly last week, there was additional pledges with over $600000000.00. and hopefully that will get us through the end of the year. of those pledges come in on time, but i continue to worry about 2022. i worry about the fact that we're not getting funding for health water education help for the internally displaced 4000000 people . these are still serious issues that are not being fully address, that we need to find additional resources for. and we need to find creative solutions to help the economy itself revives of gemini, can help themselves even in the midst of this conflict. of course, well right now, we're also seeing this escalation and fighting around married with so many people fled for safety over the course of the conflict. they actually are receiving any assistance at the moment. is there access to them?
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well that was one of the early things that i worked on back in march was to the stablish and air corridor tomorrow, so that we could have regular access. that is working very well. now, we've more than doubled the number of personnel on the ground and the number of partners as well. and we put in an additional $45000000.00 in funding into the marbury to support those internally displaced populations. they live right on the front line. they lack access to good water in education. so this is funding designed to, to, to alleviate those problems. but sometimes with the fighting those who are already displaced, get displaced again. we have to help them relocate and reestablish themselves. so the continued fighting is extraordinarily worrisome. knowledge for increasing the number of people who are displaced, but re displacing those who already had to leave their homes. mister grassley, you say you are concerned about what happens in 2020 to mean. this is
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a war. as you said, it's already continued for 7 years. i understand you worked in conflict situations around the wiles and south to dawn to hell and you are now the highest ranking you an official there on the ground in yemen. are you personally hopeful of any kind of resolution anytime soon? we're very much hope for that resolution. the, the concern that i have based on experience in other countries have gone through extended conflicts, including in the countries that you've mentioned, is that the, the, that this length of conflict transforms countries. fundamentally, it's not the same country. you can't go back, you lose a generation of children, maybe multiple generations. so i fear that's what i fear. and so therefore there has to be a real approach to find peace. one that can be sustained, one is inclusive enough for it to be sustain. so i remain hopeful for that and continue to work with those who are looking for those solutions politically so that
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we can find an into this conflict and help the yemen rebuild their country. david grassley their the un humanitarian coordinator for yemen, speaking to us from new york. thanks so much for your time, mr. grassley. and we wish you all the best with your well, my pleasure. thank you. now still ahead here on out of era children at risk from traffickers and india. as the pandemic pushes more families into poverty and, and for the winning streak, but then to this baseball team place and the pale ah well the snacks and take it face all way around. the edge of the radian peninsula, not actually, the winds died down $39.00 degrees is gonna be a fellow who wants to doha, but you see a circulation hand,
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you see wind coming across the cast been around the black sea. so let's have a closer look 1st of all, this one here. an unnamed storm but it's going to history came across inside of india and it was freed up to a tropical depression at least cycling possibly. but it be extensively wet from karachi across the border into iraq. this will be throughout friday and saturday and build that. we can't be sure where it's going to go, but it's tight circulation. it may well be did over the mobile water towards amazon . so we'll watch that one now otherwise it's a dry picture to get up to the shores of iran as a bio job and georgia. and you'll notice the snow showing up here. this is really eastern turkey or ga that's going to disappear about having a disaster, but attempt to have dropped result. we've got 17 in bucker still 26 in terror. not must change elsewhere. but there's a start, a hint of another shamal blowing dine out of iraq through q 8 and towards their ha for the site still we see the edge of.


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