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toxic discovery of the syrian military allegedly finds a rebel laboratory meant to produce and store chemical substances and reports coming from syrian state television. a criminal probe for an ex-president egypt's former leader investigated for allegedly spying killing in a wrecking the economy even as his backers continue to protest for his reform. because of it as a leaker edward snowden says russia asked russia for asylum as he struggles to put an end to his legal limbo in a moscow airport transit zone sparking the u.s. raid the kremlin. protests story across the u.s. over the controversial acquittal of george zimmerman who shot dead an african-american teenager while the justice department pledges to review the verdict.
three am in moscow i mattress to bring you today's top stories and a look back at the week's news syrian state television says the army's found a chemical laboratory where rebel forces were making poisonous materials military sources claim is substances were meant to be packed into mortars and used to attack government forces in damascus a middle east correspondent paula sleepier has the latest. the syrian army has found chemical materials in the town of jobar which is on the outskirts of the capital city of damascus initial reports say that the syrian army seized a factory that was occupied by a group of foreign backed militants and that chemical materials were found inside their factory now we do see canisters we do see white packages that they have uncovered and it does seem as if they were producing chemicals in the laboratory it says poison chemical substances made in saudi arabia so we do see that the
factories are also involved we're also receiving reports of the rebels were planning to stop artillery shells with the chemical weapons that they were producing here and use them to attack damascus this comes on the same day as heavy clashes supported near the capital on sunday on the seventh of july armed rebels were found in position of some two hundred eighty barrels of chemical substances at the time of the syrian ambassador to the united nations said that the quantity found was enough to destroy a whole city if not the entire country be use of chemical weapons has always been a red line for washington and its allies they have always constantly pointed fingers at the syrian government and accused of using chemical weapons saying that if the if it was in the pacific head this would be the red line that they would not tolerate but back in march there was an attack in the the second largest city in damascus and it was later found that the deadly sarin nerve gas had been used in
that attack moscow conducted its own investigation and concluded that the syrian rebels were actually to blame for the use of the gas and russia gave samples and documents relating to those to the united nations last week russia's united nations ambassador said that wisdom claims appear to be aimed at undermining investigations into the chemical attack he said this when he explained the findings the results of the analysis clearly indicate that the ordinance used in common assault was not industrial manufacturing and was filled with certain. the sudden technical specification is proof that it was not invested in manufactured either the project out in the old is not is standard one for chemical use therefore there is evidence you seem to believe that it was the armed opposition fighters who used the chemical weapons in. its main point and to make the point that the united states claims that that regina is using chemical weapons that these claims are without any kind of
proof and of course the whole argument of the use of chemical weapons with maine's a hot potato but without that kind of proof the u.s. and its western allies are going to have a hard time of proving anything that they came washington previously thread now action against a mask is if it if it uses chemical weapons against syrians but middle east expert in a story in terra gulleys says the says that even the reporter discovery of a rebel chemical lab wouldn't change u.s. rhetoric. it's very clear that the sections of the rebel leadership have been desperate for west amended cream to bring. and i had to go a long way truly civi i remember before whole just after the sarin gas attack media emblazoned across their front pages in some european countries to put pressure on washington so if the latest clearly from the syrians is true it's very serious indeed but washington doesn't need to react at all i mean double standards. in
international diplomacy there are very few norms if it is not in the united states and its european union allies to react they won't create actor told they will not treat the rebels in the same way as they agreed to a syrian state. meanwhile anonymous u.s. officials claim israel attacked syria's port city of latakia ten days ago the strike allegedly targeting a russian made ship that had that had. most russian made a ship ship missile battery that syria had gotten from russia two years ago and israel's prime minister won't confirm or deny any kind of strikes on the country but let's take a look back at some of the previous alleged attacks from israel to syria during the course of this conflict now on january thirty first a military compound just outside the capital damascus was bombed from the air then on may third
a similar operation happened near the damascus international airport where rockets allegedly from israeli jets struck a part of the airport that was supposedly carrying surface to surface missiles then two days later massive blast that were described as being like an earthquake struck the same military base that had been targeted back in january on all occasions the attacks were justified as operations to keep weapons from getting from iran to hezbollah in lebanon amir oren a senior correspondent from israel's orit's newspaper told my colleague earlier. the month that this month's reported raid had the same purpose. israel's defensive agenda of not clashing syria but when a terrorist organization such as his beloved tries to get its hands on such a sophisticated missiles we have no current confirmation of direct hezbollah involvement we also know that these russian weapons were actually sold to syria more than two years ago now if indeed israel is involved in these airstrikes what's
tell of eve's motivation here israel does not go out and preempt syrian missiles and it does so only when syria seems to be on the verge of transporting transferring those missiles to hezbollah so rather than wait until these missiles reach beirut or suydam israel probably decided to preempt and hit the suburbs. gyptian prosecutors investigating the country's ousted president morsi for allegedly spying killing protesters and ruining egypt's economy he was deposed by the military early last week and prosecutors are now cracking down heavily on members of his muslim brotherhood party artie's belcher was in cairo with more. egypt's prosecutor general this is from judicial sources has actually frozen the assets of fourteen leading is the most figures who are behind mohamed morsi this comes after of course reports all the rest so many of that lead
is and of course after these recent reports of the charges laid against the former president himself meanwhile the most a brotherhood for their part maintains they will steadfast that they want president former president ahmed mostly to come back and they will not move from the city in a mosque in central cairo and that the university of to cairo in till he is reinstated meanwhile with things in the can developments here in the interim government we have a lot of appointments and i don't want to make significant ones is the vice president of foreign affairs and mohamed el baradei he is a leading opposition figure and once head of what was the largest coalition of opposition forces the national salvation front another leading opponent we've had is that the foreign head of. this. former egyptian ambassador to the u.s. the bill for me he was a barack era ambassador and it is very well regarded in washington in america to these two appointments mohamed el baradei and the bill for me could be seen to be a nod towards the west as they both have very good relations with america meanwhile
america for their part have announced that they will have an envoy coming to you. to egypt the first. leader to come from america to egypt since the ouster of mohamed morsi this is reportedly to be a leading member of the state department bill burns he is due to come in the coming coming months america is looking cautiously egypt at the moment they haven't announced the last two weeks as a coup neither have they confirmed that it is neither the confirm that it isn't it's obviously very important that definition because that would affect u.s. assistance to egypt in america paid to be extending a hand out to the new interim government so we had yet to see what's going to happen with the people who are determined to support the deposed leader whether that involves clashes in the future and also to see how this interim government continues in the next few months. this is live video you're looking at here of pro morsi demonstrators refusing to leave the streets of cairo calling for his
reinstatement in office the crowd is chanting slogans waving flags holding pictures of the ousted president listening to speakers giving speeches supporting him meanwhile the muslim brotherhood has called for a million people to take to the streets for a march on monday the organization's senior adviser to had died says leadership changes in the country should be done through the ballot box not by a military coup. every human being does something wrong and certainly every government does a lot of things wrong but that's not an excuse for a military coup and i can see how many people are making that excuse that it's ok to have a military coup similar to what the idiocy that we've heard from some of the world leaders and other western leaders that that a new form of bringing about democracy to this this is a new level of intellectual load this is not acceptable now this is the twenty first century political scenes are governed by politicians by democratic means if you want to bring down a government you go to the ballot box and you don't go brushing up to the military because you failed as a political leader or you fail to the political party identify dates easy to collect all the people that are angry at one thing it's very difficult when you ask them to make
a choice with responsibility because then they have to man up to the policies that are they asking for you got turned down the street on t.v. running a government swearing in a nose to the ministry of defense political prisoners in jail close down of the major parties in the media channels that are anti the coup and killing of protests in the streets while madine this the classical ingredients of any military coup. shelter from the storm fugitive n.s.a. whistleblower edward snowden turning to russia for refuges he remains freighted in moscow's sheremetyevo airport for more than three weeks we'll look at his asylum attempts in a quest to evade u.s. prosecution plus angry protests across the u.s. followed a controversial court decision to free george zimmerman who shot dead black teenager trayvon martin in florida new stories and more after a short break stay with us. i'm used to the tundra to freedom i am my dear.
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thirteen minutes past the hour more than three weeks after arriving the world finally got sight of n.s.a. whistleblower edward snowden this week when he surfaced from his hideout in moscow airport's transit zone he met human rights activists at sheremetyevo asking for their help in requesting temporary political asylum in russia or to go has been following the snowden saga. immigration officials say they have not received an official request from edward snowden regarding his political asylum in russia but that request has been filed on friday evening so perhaps due to the fact that it's a weekend in russia right now the people it simply hasn't hasn't been properly process just yet russia's conditions were that snowden has to stop his anti american. something which snowden promised he will no longer do three latin american countries said they're willing to take him on now he does not have any
people want to travel with his american passport has been the knowledge he doesn't have any other people work he cannot even buy a ticket and he does need some something in order for him to move to another country so that a safe passage could be provided in that he is relying on russia snowden himself has explained the situation that he was living in during the meeting with human rights activists a little every one month ago a. family home in paradise and i lived in great comfort. i also had the capability without any warrant of law just search for see and read your communications anyone's communications at any time there is the power to change people speeds it is also a serious violation of the wall so finding himself in such circumstances it seems that what he was doing came into conflict with snowden's own personal beliefs and he has explained that in an interview to the guardian newspaper the interview that started it all with the second part of which came out just very recently i
increasingly was exposed to true information that had not been propagandized in the media. that we were actually involved in misleading the public and i was actually a victim that i grew up with the understanding that the world i lived in was one where people enjoyed a sort of freedom to communicate with and talk to each other and privacy without of being under threat of being measured or analyzed or or or sort of judged by. these shadowy figures are systems so really the ball is in russia's court at this point and it's all up to moscow to decide whether or not to grant edward snowden the status of an aside the and for how long they're willing to do that. you are u.s. latin american ties have a chilled in the wake of the snowden saga with u.s. embassies having warned of consequences for the region if the n.s.a. leaker is granted asylum human rights activist peter chatfield tells r.t. earlier that this goes against the letter of international law what the united
states government is doing is seeking to obstruct edward snowden's bid to seek asylum not to get asylum but to seek asylum in his bullied and managed to threaten other countries around the world to not grant him asylum and to not give airspace over so that a flight can take him to another country that is a direct attack upon the united nations refugee convention and it is shocking and appalling there's supposedly democratic government the united states with the collusion of european governments including the government here in britain has been conspiring together to not allow mr snowden to make a valid asylum application there is no way that he is a spy he has not contacted any foreign spy agencies he's not divulge any information to foreign governments here simply expose the fact that the united
states national security agency and britain's spy agency g c h q had been snooping in spying upon millions of innocent private citizens that is not spying charge he is a whistleblower and he deserves a saddam. all that leaked information and read word snowden is building up a picture of how the u.s. global surveillance operations are structured stake a look at what we know so far from what we understand first off there's the futuristically name nucleon system this listens into phone calls wherever they're directed and it's thought that it catches a specific if it catches a suspicious key word or phrase it will be flagged then subjected to further scrutiny then there is the named cryptically named pin whale system this program is a troll for suspicious activity through videos on the web whether it's a live skype call with friends or family or you tube video that's been up played up next who phoned where who you phone where you phone from when you call them all
stored and what's known as the main way the system reportedly capable of building a facebook like friends list to profile you just from your calling habits and lastly we know of marina program in charge of recording online life said to be able to catch store and record sent emails before they even reach the recipient these for just some of the systems that make up the u.s. surveillance network the ones that we know of in terms of their inner workings snowden is meeting with human rights activists at a moscow airport triggered an immediate reaction from washington u.s. criticizing russia for providing a propaganda platform for him although that accusation was met with certain mews meant at the state department briefing take a listen. we are disappointed that russian officials and agencies facilitated this meeting today by allowing these activists and representatives into the moscow airports transit zone to meet with mr snowden despite the government's declarations of russian's neutrality with respect to mr snowden so you're disappointed that they let someone into their own airport and about it well that they facilitated this
event of course why because this gave a forum you don't think that you should have before as before you forfeited his right to freedom of speech is well met miss mr snowden as we've talked about let me just say this because i think it's important he's not a whistleblower he's not human rights activists he's wanted on a series of serious criminal charges brought in these certain eastern district of virginia in the united states i'm sorry but i didn't realize people wanted on charges forfeited their right to speak to free speech. revelations of the snowden saga on our website r.t. dot com including claims by a guardian journalist that the information the n.s.a. leaker possesses could become washington's quote worst nightmare if it was revealed . and more news online including russia staging its largest military drills since the soviet times about one hundred sixty thousand servicemen one thousand tanks hundred thirty planes taking part
a full story on our website plus. taking to the skies a canadian engineer creating the world's first human powered helicopter to our website to watch the video of the revolutionary machine fueled only by the pilots leveling. the u.s. justice department says it will review the verdict that set former neighborhood watch captain george zimmerman free after a jury found him not guilty of murdering black teenager trayvon martin controversial court decision has divided the u.s. take a listen. this verdict makes it very clear and gives a green light to anyone that wants to shoot and kill a youth of color you know and you can get off in iraq and go on and live your life and it's ok for all your. hard work to. do have a daughter and it's terrifying that i now have to go and have this conversation with her about being profiled and keeping her safe and helping her understand what
she has to do to keep ourselves safe against other people and the police department . hundreds of people took to the streets of new york as part of nationwide protests over what demonstrators consider racial injustice overnight riots turned violent in oakland california where protesters burn flags and smashed police car windows rallies were also held in other cities including chicago and los angeles zimmerman face life in prison for shooting seventeen year old trayvon martin in february last year that he claims was in self-defense the case though led to fierce debate across the u.s. on issues of racism and gun control i.b.o. me as a keyway and editor of pan african newswire says that the shooting was racially motivated and has caused an outcry throughout the u.s. . government of course acted based upon the racial profiling political culture that exists broadly here in the united states he is not a law enforcement officer he had no right to be pursuing trayvon martin and at the same time the people who came to his defense are the same people who defend white
cops who defend white racist when they take this type of blatant valen action against african-americans last evening in the immediate aftermath of this verdict there were demonstrations across the united states of the nation's capital in washington d.c. all the way to the bay area in california most of those demonstrations were peaceful but there were some violent outbreaks that took place in the bay area that demonstrations continuing today here in the city of detroit there's going to be a demonstration are starting at five thirty down at grand circus park in the heart of downtown denouncing this dirt and calling for justice for trayvon martin there is still the option of demanding the justice department to file civil rights charges against george zimmerman and also there's the possibility of civil war in full death actions being taken by the family of trayvon martin against george zimmerman during out of some other international headlines
a string of deadly blasts in mainly shiite areas of iraq on sunday has now claimed the lives of third. eight the most recent attack shook the city of basra killing eight people there this after a series of bombings and shootings across the country over the last week including assaults in kirkuk that left more than fifty dead the death toll is now surpassed three hundred in the month of july. bomb blast wounded four police outside a shiite village in bahrain amid growing unrest in the kingdom rioting erupted after a leading female activist accused guards of physical and psychological torture while in prison earlier this month a police officer was killed three others injured in separate explosions violent clashes with security forces in the oil rich nation has left more than eighty dead and hundreds imprisoned since two thousand and eleven belfast has been rocked by a wave of clashes this weekend is the annual progress parade there turned violent hundreds of additional officers were deployed from across the u.k. dozens were injured and more than thirty arrests made trouble sparked when
protestant marchers found their traditional route shortened to keep it from passing through a sectarian flashpoint r.t. sara for three points. a tinderbox of tensions once again ignited police on the front line feeling the heat the belfast most recent riots more than a thousand police officers from across the u.k. drafted in to assist northern ireland's police force angus surrounding the july twelfth parades spilling over into a second night rising the scene of the disturbance once again focused here in the loyalist would fail wait barely more than a stone's throw from the republican arguing districts police hadn't forced a controversial ruling from the parades commission that the march could not pass the arduin shops on its return rate sparking the latest on rest that was the first lights riot to wage by the sea taking part in the parade these rioters were younger
and smaller in number seems like these echoed the flare up over the decision to restrict the flying of the union flag last winter but their protests occurred almost daily and the cost of policing those riots estimated to run into the tens of millions of pounds these riots taking place in a loyalist streets the rioters waging this fight on their own doorsteps i mean having children is so what do you want to see happen for younger people to stop this i want all the stuff. i don't want to. live. that's on the street. level something. a new round of multiparty talks seem to be held in belfast led by american diplomat richard haass the questions many will want to see addressed they surrounding cultural expression the flags and parades that still mark some of the most inflammatory issues between northern ireland's protestant and catholic communities scratch below the surface of all the island's
peace palace cleared the fate of the sectarian divisions within. it's the big question. that given the events everything they did that if they make me a big. headed by members of the. think. we still there. after the break a closer look at life in the russian arctic tundra stay with us here on r.t. . or remember those old wacky communist countries who constantly boost their numbers
to make themselves feel better or who cares if stores are empty and this piece of paper a one hundred thousand tons of potatoes that is good enough for me well now we are in a new age of technology but the same lying to make yourself feel good is still going strong it just moved over to the capitals world the u.s. state department's bureau of international information programs has spent six hundred thirty thousand dollars on facebook advertising campaigns to get fans a sense of the government is out there to buy likes or what a fantastic use tax dollars but wait maybe i'm being too pessimistic perhaps at work to really help spread the message of the u.s. state department effectively wellness victor general's report says that since the advertising campaign started twenty eleven there has been a dramatic increase in users liking state department sites but the problem is that only two percent of them actually use the sites so you get what you pay for a big bag of likes but if you hard core fans probably the most shocking example is a vision of america group in farsi made for a rainy and which has gotten over four hundred twenty thousand members but only one percent of them is actually in iran where facebook advertising doesn't even exist
that's effective getting lots of likes doesn't mean you are actually. reaching people instead of paying for the why not you know get the next free bar by providing interesting honest content on a regular basis oh wait that takes effort and honesty yeah you know what just keep wasting our tax dollars but that just happened.
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