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turkey closes a major supply route to syria's opposition this after harvest seize control of a key town and turn on rebel forces. killing of an outspoken anti fascist rapper sense of greece spiraling into violence with anger now focusing on the far right golden dawn parties role in the murder. of the son of libyan dictator moammar gadhafi has his crimes trial adjourned until december to still take place in libya despite requests from international criminal court and shipping to the hague.
and more this is a not a civil war that stated syria more than two years has changed beyond recognition from the initial conflict rebel forces and al qaeda linked factions that once fought side by side in the bush now pitted against each other in violent battles reports suggest that increasingly the more radical elements appear to be gaining ground. in my stove recent incident they seized the strategic town of azaz not the turkish border ousting the free syrian army rebels that jihad this storm the area on wednesday and some of the most severe fighting between the two factions yet its own sits on a cane rebel weapons supply route to easing phase of arms could fall into the hands of is the most militant assaults by extremists become
a daily headache for syria's this minority as well. the kurds managed to drive them out of an agenda this week twenty people have fought and died in the clash both sides some analysts the rise of radicals has been sparked by fall interference i think a lot of different. people at the table and a lot of different countries that have their own interests in what's going on in syria right now that range everywhere from the saudis who are just interested in making sure that shia rebellion is not successful in in any country and in making sure that it's the shias are put down in their own country you have cutter and turkey who are interested in regional dominance and some of the pipeline politics related to some of the proposed pipelines that are going through syria you have israel which is always worried about threats to its own itself from from some of the groups in the area and you have foreign u.s. and nato allies that are always interested in what's happening in the region so you have a lot of different players that are there for different reasons and then you have
these these looser front and other foreign jihadists that are being shipped in this as sort of the sword of these these different interested parties at the table so it creates a very violent and chaotic situation and to certain extent for some of the interested parties there the chaos is in fact the goal of what's happening there or rather. i think that the destabilization is it plays into the hands of many of the people who want to see the syrian government basically thrown off kilter in the stabilized. all of this as a syrian leadership aims to avoid the foreign missile strike rascasse has taken steps to hand over its chemical arsenal the idea promoted by russian diplomats in syria thrashing out the issue. of force russia's deputy foreign minister has spent two days here in damascus to discuss the country's chemical disarmament plan according to which syria has to destroy or remove its chemical weapons by me two
thousand and fourteen but first to provide a full list of its chemical weapons and stockpiles by the end of this week that's according to the deal that moscow and washington agreed or an over the weekend in geneva the deal that became sort of a political and diplomatic turn to a miniature response to the use of the chemical weapons here in syria all these just days after the u.n. investigators released their report over the use of chemical weapons here in syria they have been working here for several some time and they released a report but an exclusive interview to r t russia's deputy foreign minister said to get a call of criticised this report because according to russia's deputy foreign minister the report didn't appear to take into consideration all the evidence the syrian authorities have conducted their own. sampling and investigation analysis in terms of possible evidence of rebels being responsible
for educators odes both on august twenty first but beyond that also august twenty second third and fourth this material was discreetly handed over to. the head of u.n. mission here mission of experts which came and investigated the incident itself strong was asked to look into it and eventually factor this new evidence into the final report never happened in fact russia will also carry out its own examination of the evidence provided by the syrian government and will also transfer these information to the un security council. or syria's president said he's committed to chemical disarmament but the process will take at least a year and cost around a billion dollars the comments came in an interview bashar al assad gave to fox
news highlights available on our website r.t. dot com. the great and the good from many spheres of interest have gathered in the city of valdai in western russia discuss the country's role in the global the rena as well as the world's most pressing issues such as the war in syria while that was up for discussion wasn't the only issue russian president decided to touch upon the way he spoke at the gathering what is the core of his going off as more. the general feeling here all morning experts and those who i personally spoke to is that a diplomatic solution is the only way out of the conflict in syria basically the latest proposal to syrian authorities concerning the disarmament of chemical weapons. which is now being realized on by both sides both by syrian authorities and it seems by the international community that's being called here as a true russian diplomatic victory but we've heard from president vladimir putin who
said that the responsibility for the end off for the conflict in syria does not lie on russia long but lies on the international community. we're always talking about the responsibility of president assad if you used chemical weapons. but what if the rebels did it. what are we going to do with them when. we have every reason to think it was a provocation a smart provocation of course but the technique was very simple. to use an old soviet missile which is no longer in service with the syrian army the key thing is that the missile carried the label made in the u.s.s.r. . the president also mentioned his daughter called recently published in the new york times and he said it was his idea he
wanted to deliver a message to the american nation since so often according to legend fortune his words and to be. the stance of the kremlin are often being distorted by the media he wanted to have a complete full message published and delivered to the american audience of moral values were another issue touched upon here at the vaal die international discussion kolob that was mentioned by the president as well during his address and . spoke about the current decline in his point of view of moral values in the west saying that that is a civilization which was initially built on religious christian values which are now being distorted maybe you've gotten what you received many european countries rejecting their roots moral values and traditional identity their policies put a family with several children on the same level as a same sex marriage and believing in god in the same level as worshipping satan.
excess political correctness goes as far as seriously suggesting the religious tradition of political parties that promote paedophilia. is also known for his specific style of humor which he showed here at this forum again during his statement talking about minorities according to the president the italian former prime minister is currently being sued for having sexual relations with the women while if according to the russian president he was gay then that wouldn't have happened of course that was a joke voiced by the president but he did say the rights of minorities have to be respected but the rights of the majority have to be taken into account as well. the murder of a prominent anti fascist musician has sent greece into a frenzy with riots in clashes reported in different parts of the country because
it was reportedly a member of the far right golden dawn party whose membership has surged as the country's economic misery has grown it quickly became known for terrorizing migrants a correspondent reports now from the midst of it all. basically the large group of protesters have clashed with the police the police are holding their ground right now as you can see there's fires behind me tear gas is in the air it's a little bit difficult to breathe here as you can see in front of me the police are trying to hold their territory on the other side there's basically a group of anarchists black bloc kids whatever you want to call them many of the protesters here have been picking up stones along the side of the road in fact if you can pan down you can see someone trying to pull out a fire stones on the ground from the clashes this smoke right here if we can pan to it that's tear gas so we're actually going to move away we don't really have. a safe safe area to go to are effectively stuck between the. protesters behind us and
the ones who are seeing in front of us who are who are throwing anything they can get their hands on really people had come out here to this neighborhood to commemorate the death of a young man a young hip hop artist a leftist leaning i suppose who was murdered on tuesday evening by someone who is a self-confessed golden dawn member that's one of the sort of neo fascist parties that's been growing a lot more powerful here in greece which provided the fuel for the fire no pun intended for for for these tens clashes that really developed i mean basically while this is at heart an economic situation this and these economic tensions have really translated into social issues for example dividing communities some people have have been driven perhaps by desperation to join certain parties certain ideological divisions have been hardened and this is the result the result is a tinderbox that unfortunately hung this particular evening erupted and came to
a rather terrible clash. politicians now are jumping on the bandwagon with the government dropping hints it may try to outlaw golden dawn a far right group is now the third largest in parliament and said to be growing fast let's not discuss the situation in greece with demetrius my plan as a member of an toss a left leaning party you know helped organize an austerity protests thanks for joining us mr killer in this incident was a member of golden dawn is that a reason to close down the whole party. thank you. question yes do you think the whole party should be closed down. i think that this is not the fact first of all we are demonstrating because we save thing we want to be clear and we want to demonstrate that. we are going well don't expect something from the political part of this we are going to express our
feelings that we are going to start down this no nothing party so we don't expect something from the parliament and from the government or. the parties that belong to the government. is a powerful presence in greece if you ban it what then. it is it is it is a powerful it is a powerful. it is a powerful part of the sun it's not so you know if you look in general it is a new. thing but the only solution is the people. who demonstrate and. claim this party to stop working anymore and. civilisation the political system cannot accept this and we don't expect. it to be done from our from our main part of this whole this part of. we have
time for think of a way you know just a. little more about thirty five thirty five people in nothingness. modify some confidence in the us and so they have only had one from a golden dome so we don't expect from the parliament that part of that belong to the parliament and we are trying. we don't expect something from them only the people and only for muslims the most people the people want to demonstrate in their own time and shut down this party but what about the economic situation let me ask you what about the economic situation has not given rise to golden dawn to some extent. we suppose that the background. of a political crisis because of a political system of historical reason for so it is the truth. we want to solve principle about the. we are going to roll out of because we cannot afraid we don't
afraid. of something you don't know what. to think. we won't do so for the people but. if we fight for them vent some day. but the background to this it is for food but. plank the soul to be a. part of. all of. this people need a new political system and only way to solve this it is for let's save a few and they want to. do the soul is a different a different role for us it's not part of the golden dawn. we think and we believe.
in your country ok ok ok i think we have to leave it there we're out of time but to me thanks very much indeed for joining us today thank you for coming up here winds of change in iran the president rouhani seems to be steering this country to a more moderate future releasing political prisoners and promising new nuclear weapons and still ahead. with. its technology innovation all these developments from around russia we've got the future covered. it was. very hard to take.
been generally welcomed by the international community and is seen as a step by terror on towards a more moderate stance on the global political arena some of the cuts i want to iran's new acted leader has already done sound honeys valid he has no military ambitions for iran's nuclear program has become terror on latest move to establish warmer relations with its critics an area renowned lawyer and human rights activist has been since our day was released from prison along with ten other political prisoners another sign of a new approach the country's leader exchanged letters with barack obama it was described as positive and constructive the point of western educated muhammad's arief foreign minister has already been praised as artie's we're going to point in our report some of washington's actions could jeopardize the prospect of open dialogue. the great empire and its favorite nemesis for decades relations between the u.s. and iran have been ice cold but in recent months attitudes have been thawing as
tehran and washington have taken steps to overcome years of hostility to begin with president hassan rouhani is appointment of foreign minister mohammad it is a relief was received positively by western officials this summer zarif a western educated former iranian ambassador to the u.n. has been called a worthy negotiating partner the appointment has been seen by some as an olive branch to the white house another optimistic development came in july when one hundred thirty one members of the u.s. house of representatives wrote a letter to u.s. president barack obama encouraging him to use the opportunity offered by president rouhani for the improvement of bilateral relations this comes as the rons new moderate leader who has promised more freedoms at home and constructive engagement with the world travels to new york for the united nations general assembly debate however on the heels of mr rouhani as a rival the u.s.
government is preparing to seize a thirty six storey meant heightened skyscraper that prosecutors say is secretly owned and controlled by the iranian government a u.s. judge has ruled that the owners of this fifth avenue building known as the alvey foundation and assa corporation transferred rental income and other funds to an iranian the state owned bank a violation of u.s. sanctions this seizure could of calm at a worse time considering that the leaders of the u.s. and iran could possibly meet face to face next week reporting from new york marina for niamh r.t. . well terry kovar the research at the institute for international strategic relations and purse says their own is ready to be flexible with the u.s. moving up to a point. nuclear issue you have the question of the relationship between iran and the us and. also with us for a year so i think that you know the two countries have been really nearly at war.
and eight hundred seventy nine revolution so they just need to talk to you know the fact that one. return to later to obama. obama's ensured and the fact that you know then they really need to start to talk to each other the all regime you know even there are lines i've come to the conclusion that the situation cannot go on they need to solve the nuclear issue they knew to decrease the amount of economic pressure on the contrary so they need to engage with the u.s. that's really a conclusion and they really are so you some vision issue. i think they are ready to be flexible but they have also some red lines that that they will never give up to the fact that there are iran wants to enrich uranium but that they are ready to be flexible and a son of the late libyan dictator cohen gadhafi has briefly appeared in court with his child immediately adjourned until december saif al islam is accused of war
crimes during the country's twenty seven civil war hearings are taking place near tripoli despite the international criminal court's many requests to send him to the hague or a slayer has details now. twenty eight members of the former libyan regime are facing trial among them alison you see who was the former intelligence chief of the libyan leader moammar gadhafi as well as safe islam who was the heir apparent and also the only gadhafi son to be held in custody now the charges they are facing include murder inciting rape and kidnapping list as well as forming armed groups in violation of the normal the libyan authorities are insisting that the men will get a fair trial but human rights groups as well as many in the international community believe that this is not going to happen that the authorities are actually simply incapable of being able to do this since the capture of the men in the hague has repeatedly castigated the libyan authorities for not handing them over to face and who crimes as well as crimes against humanity if the trial and when this trial goes
ahead in libya it is in direct defiance of international criminal court rulings and the court can complain to the united nations security council what is interesting is that it was the libyan rebels themselves before they came to government and with the forefront of forming for the united nations to order the international criminal court to action and this is what many analysts are saying when the rebels were fighting the gadhafi regime they were very quick to curry favor with the international community to call for the gadhafi family to be put on trial at the hague but no sooner do they themselves come into power then they're turning their backs on the very same community that they were cooperating with very few people believe that safe will get a fair trial this case has a really taken a very long time and also the fact that they're not prepared to hand him over to the hague does suggest that old scores in with the gadhafi family are being settled this is being called the trial of the century but even those who are trying to
organize it on capable of doing so. reporting there and let's take a look at the international criminal court's pursuit of saif al islam the start of the libyan revolution in every twenty level and of course six months into the unrest the i.c.c. issue the arrest warrants for both current gadhafi and his son on charges of crimes against humanity war in libya ended with the death of moammar gadhafi at the hands of rebels not twenty eleven the i.c.c. then started informal talks with saya followers knowledge of him to surrender himself to the hague where he was captured by libyan authorities while trying to leave the country in the vendor shortly afterwards the government announced he would go on trial for war crimes in tripoli rejecting the i.c.c. as calls for his andover saying it had no jurisdiction and in june international criminal court officials were detained by libyan armed groups for several weeks after visiting him accused of conspiring against the state since then he hasn't had
access to a lawyer libya so the i.c.c. is approval for its domestic trial of gadhafi son in may this year that request was rejected john jones the i.c.c. appointed lawyer for saya father islam spoke to r.t. as oksana boyko in her talk show worlds apart explained why he says there's little chance of a fair trial in libya. what do you think is the most realistic scenario what do you think is the most likely afraid that he can face if he's delivered to the hague to the i.c.c. he may well stand a good chance of being acquitted and being being freed because you can have a fair trial before an international court you can have a trial and the circumstances where there's an empty gadhafi which i'm told in the country they i see credibility at this point of time is pretty tarnished not only by be wholely be in a fair because the i.c.c. played a very destructive very politicized role in baseball a libyan controversy and the lead up to the. ouster of more marget
a few but what do you think will be his most realistic fate if he's tried in libya it would not be a fair trial and he would be convicted and would receive the death penalty only a couple of weeks ago a former education minister mr ibrahim was sentenced to death after a very short process in misrata and it's clear that if you don't he could easily suffer the same fate. just to go back to your point about the i.c.c. and i think one has to distinguish the different organs of the i.c.c. you can talk about the prosecutor who who she or he had the tongue chose to indict and whether that's a political decision or not but when we talk about a fair trial you have about three judges who have been chosen for their independence and impartiality in their expertise and i'm confident that he would have a fair trial before the i.c.c. . off the break of the martin the fall of the political scandal triggered by revelations of us spying on brazil i think.
i got some angry but polite messages after i came out in favor of the foreign adoption ban of russian children by people in the usa this is not a dig on america i think russia or any country that respects itself should export any children to anywhere at all people tell me that i'm paranoid and that the decision to stop the foreign adoptions punishes the children while a massive reuters investigation called the child exchange has exposed some dark secrets about adoption of foreign children they expose it often by using the term re homing which is normally about finding new homes for animals people are basically advertising adopted children they don't want like baseball cards on
e bay reuters found out that on just one yahoo group of child a week was offered up to the public my wonder what kind of people want to discreetly get children off the internet the thing is that in the us adopting a child from overseas is hard but transferring them to someone else later on is a breeze all you need is a notarized power of attorney document to clearing the child is another adult's care so for those of you who think that i am a cruel nationals because i support russians the option ban than take a look at the child exchange and you might just start to see my point but that's just my opinion. what's going on guys i'm having martin and this is breaking the sat so remember the n.s.a. was spying on other countries and world leaders turns out the people in those countries
don't take too kindly to having their privacy invaded and now one country is standing out to uncle peeping tom there's only president dilma rousseff just postpone a trip to d.c. and protest the u.s. surveillance and now the government is working on ways to circumvent the n.s.a. altogether one such plan would require internet service providers to set up local data storage centers protected under local privacy laws and brazil's postal service is taking it one step further by developing an encrypted e-mail service so here's to hoping other countries take a cue from brazil and stand up once and for all to america's global spying machine . it was a. very hard to take a. look at that or had sex with that right there.