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you stand the differences. and the similarities of cultures across the world. al-jazeera tracing the fall from prosperity to financial ruin this is precisely the movement where we are here lies that nothing was first well the inquiry the devastating impact for save the banks means also for save the deposits of in their is service and the failure to prevent disaster banks and political leaders are the people who needed to learn of us our gora from democracy to the markets at this time on al-jazeera. a week after the surprise resignation of lebanon's prime minister and cools are
growing for his return to beirut. hello and welcome to our jazeera live from doha i'm dennis also coming up there without the united states and they almost lost canada but eleven pacific rim countries agree the basis of a free trade pact. a new deadline separate refusing to leave mannus island out by monday or police will move in. and then he did what you wanted to do to me and i lived with a lot of anger and pain when i and i was crying. fighting back our rape victims in eastern democratic republic of congo a reclaiming the confidence. the
u.s. has joined the un in calling for stability in lebanon's political crisis after the resignation of its prime minister saad hariri mr hariri announced he was stepping down whilst in riyadh last saturday blaming interference from iran and its lebanese ally hezbollah but the u.s. secretary said rex tillerson says mr hariri must return to his country to make his resignation official zana holder reports from beirut citizens of saudi arabia and its gulf allies visiting or living in lebanon are leaving it's not the first time gulf countries tell their citizens it is not safe to stay lebanon has long been entangled in the saudi iranian power struggle across the region. but the latest warning heightened tensions after the resignation of lebanon's prime minister saad heavy but alongside the tensions there are growing signs of lebanese unity in what many see as saudi interference in their country saturday his resignation was sudden raising concerns about the circumstances behind the decision there is also concern
about how to ease freedom of movement he may have been seen since he made the announcement in riyadh but the prime minister hasn't made any more statements lebanon's president michel aoun believes how he is under house arrest he told saudi arabia the fear in beirut bihari that the circumstances of the resignation are an acceptable and how he should return immediately. and how did his own political party made a similar demand they didn't just suggest the prime minister is being held against his will but expressed concern that lebanon's son the community could be marginalized even further. and french and disappoint. is controlling their government and are controlling their destiny on the other hand today they are concerned about. how do you.
so this is why yesterday. to. how do you really should be a priority lebanon is a deeply divided country there is a pro saudi camp led by her which has long accused has been law of imposing iran's agenda here there is a pro iran camp led by hezbollah which has long resisted demands to disarm and to withdraw its troops fighting alongside the syrian government but even has below has added its voice to demands for how to be to return. the belief that the prime minister is being held against his will when i know not. all the lebanese take this as an affront and any offense to the lebanese prime minister as an offense to all the lebanese even if he is our political bursar of. hezbollah secretary general has on the was careful to avoid political escalation instead he accused saudi arabia of wanting to impose a new leadership in lebanon and start
a war he called on the lebanese to avoid provocation and to stay away from the streets the political divide hasn't gone away but for now at least politicians are putting it aside there is a rare consensus for the need to unite at what many describe as dangerous times. let's go live now to beirut and from your report it seems the most remarkable aspect of lebanon today is this consensus that you've just described. refusing to be drawn into division and instead urging his supporters to say off the streets and for saad hariri to return back to beirut. yes all sides trying to avoid any political escalation like you mentioned a unity a rare consensus really the lebanese parties from across the divide demanding that prime minister. should be able to return to lebanon in one way or another saudi
arabia has miscalculated because saddam is seen as the leader of the sunni community we were innocent a neighborhood just a few days ago and the rhetoric really was was very different they were saying that needs to return we cannot be marginalized even further because the sunni community really feels that in one way or another iran controls this country so they want the balance of power to be restored this is not the first time the rivalry has played out in lebanon lebanon has long been a battleground in the past for example you would hear them a bit her over hezbollah's arms over hezbollah decision to fight alongside the syrian president bashar those political differences remain but right now they're putting these aside they're not discussing them they want the prime minister to return they want to bring national unity but this is always fragile in this country so we have to be careful and question really how long will this unity last
meanwhile saad hariri himself the last pictures that we've seen of him we believe to be. when he was in abu dhabi. and as you pointed out we've heard nothing more from mr hariri. now. we haven't heard from him since like you mentioned the last time we saw him was on television the pictures from abu dhabi meeting and meeting the rulers there there is a lot of speculation in lebanon and a belief really on a conviction head that he is being held against his will the president of the pug republic really holding contacts with arab western officials asking european nations the to interfere to try to find out what has happened to the prime minister and likely also mention his own political party believes that he is being held against his will they want him to return right now the president of the republic is not accepting his resignation for them that government is still in power it hasn't collapsed they want him to come and explain the circumstances behind his
resignation they're not appointing a new prime minister is really the other side of the camp that opposes how do you these political lovelock they're being very careful because if they if they want they can just appoint another prime minister and if that other prime minister is seen close to iran close to hezbollah it will incite further tensions in this country and lebanon in one way or the other will be isolated internationally so they're playing it very smart politically they're waiting for harry to come back they're trying to make sure that all the different communities come together in lebanon because this is such a fragile state said the government really it's all about the balancing the the sects the sectarian the power balance in this country and they're trying to make sure that the equilibrium say all right for now zana thank you very much jenna holder our correspondent live in beirut well meanwhile the u.s. has urged old bosses to respect lebanon's software and a warning them not to use lebanon as a venue for a proxy come flicked the state department correspondent putting call him a false now from washington. it's the one question swirling around the world
capitals what is going on with lebanese prime minister saad hariri he resigned his post well in saudi arabia does he want to be there or is he being held against his will by the french weighed in you know that he should i think you should ask him this we simply note that he resigned that you travel to abu dhabi on the eve of president mccrum visit so we think he is free in his movements and it is up to him to make his choice at the u.s. state department thursday the answer was less clear we have seen him in terms of the conditions of him being held or the conversations between saudi arabia and the prime minister hariri i would have to refer you to the government of saudi arabia and also to mr hariri office towards the conditions of him being held as he is he in detention well. i'm not going to put that word behi i'm i'm not going to associate that word with that but where he is right now. she went on to say she
couldn't even talk about where they met but her boss is sending a strong statement about what should come next secretary of state rex tillerson writing that the u.s. respects the prime minister and sees him as a strong partner he went on to warn there is no place in lebanon for foreign forces and the u.s. cautions against any party within or outside lebanon using lebanon as a venue for proxy conflicts an obvious message to saudi arabia but his boss u.s. president donald trump has been more willing in the past to give saudi arabia a green light to do what it wants it remains to be seen if that will apply to lebanon but at the united nations growing alarm after saudi ordered citizens to leave that country this is a matter of great concern to us and what we want is for peace to be preserved in lebanon. it is essential that no new call your ups in the region it's good to have devastating consequences a critical time for
a country wondering what's next for them and their leader political hane al jazeera washington all right let's turn to james still see now is a senior fellow at the rajaratnam school of international studies he joins us via skype from singapore thank you for talking to us i may say you can read almost a wink to intervene in and what many people are describing as that some is dangerous moment in lebanon for many many is. that's true nonetheless the fact is that i think the statement by the state department was clear it was clear that they feel that it is being taken and it was clear to that they were describing what is happening as a proxy war in lebanon and i think that will lead to mounting international pressure on saudi arabia as to let. career is done particularly at a time that which the country across all political stripes is really behind it and
how the returns that would be a significant setback for the saudis and as i as i mentioned before there are quite a few people who are suggesting that this moment is perhaps the most dangerous when it comes to a possible open confrontation between saudi arabia and iran on the streets of lebanon i mean is that how you see this particular moment i think that's true and the figure of the reality in this is very important it's hard to see who as a sunni muslim leader would be able to see that moreover the reality was that most accommodate of sunni muslim politicians when it came to working together with this well in an attempt the country stable his removal was really upset the apple cart yeah indeed and what about israel israel always that lurking there on the periphery of this at the moment but has an israel in his speech accusing saudi
arabia of not only declaring war on lebanon but it all of all say inciting israel. well i think there is no doubt that at some point the israelis will want to deal with this well they will want to try and cut it down and so it's not clear between so very significantly it's also clear that this has ball up in the words of some that's well at this point does not want a conflict with israel the question is whether israel thinks it's the right timing my sense is that they don't all right james will say thank you very much indeed for taking the time to talk to us here at al-jazeera thank you but now eleven pacific rim countries have reached a deal for the basis of a free trade pact without the united states and they struck a deal to revive the trans-pacific partnership that president trump withdrew the united states from earlier this year now the deal was reached on the sidelines of
the apec summit taking place in vietnam they couldn't they were going to get the agreement has been reached in four months but it comes to specific aspects there were cases where intense arguments took place but we all shared this goal of achieving the agreement intonating at this time and through a pragmatic response of the parties we came to this agreement so i want to pay tribute to the ministers chief negotiators and everyone involved in this process for their efforts more now from our correspondent wayne hay. before the eleven members of the trans-pacific partnership trade deal ever since the us president donald trump made the decision to pull his country out of that arrangement it really did put the tepee in doubt but it soon became clear that the remaining eleven nations were keen to push ahead with the deal and there have been several meetings over the past year or so culminating in those eleven members
coming together here in vietnam for apec there was a last minute complication to there was supposed to be a meeting of leaders on friday in which they were going to sign off on this deal going forward but the canadian prime minister justin trudeau failed to show at that meeting and it soon became clear that the canadians had some major concerns about some elements within the deal however another meeting on saturday morning of ministers involved with the trans-pacific partnership ministers from the member countries came to an agreement on the core principles of the trans-pacific partnership and signed the deal it's according to experts far from the final deal but it certainly is a positive step towards getting the trans-pacific partnership fully up and running . lots more. leading australia's jewel citizenship crisis claims another victim find out what the loss of a politician means the conservative government plus. i'm just at the baldwin on the
coast of england looking at some of the problems that urgently need to be addressed at the climate changed. hello remains stormy in the central med it was a sissy that got the worst of it this time moving out of the way but you can see a massive tide now heading down through france now that's not particularly cold it's cold enough to give it a snow in the mountains a lot of cloud it's a lot of rain nine hundred zero because a max for thirteen in paris within the rain madrid's up to about eighteen on saturdays for constants in the sunshine has been snow the cantabrian mountains role last night you can see it is cold enough for the alpine tops to get a bit of white on the east and it's not particularly warm only six in berlin but
the sun is out in the breeze though and fifteen book arrests athens does better holding on to twenty the course with the spinning cloud and central med you're going to get a lot of rain and i think western side of libya suggests an area of low pressure that enhances the amount of rain it's still there the following day sunday so there's probably be in this process i think you know think about flash flooding as a result of this. through africa of course you go into almost the equator to get significant rain a few showers maybe in southern otherwise this is a dry part of africa but from uganda westwards think big showers.
you know with al-jazeera time for us to take a look at the top stories the u.s. has joined the un in calling for stability in lebanon after the shock resignation of prime minister saad hariri mr hariri announcing the stepping down mohsin riyadh last saturday claiming interference from iran and its lebanese ally has bala.
eleven pacific rim countries have reached a deal for the basis of a free trade pact without the united states they struck an agreement to revive the trans-pacific partnership that u.s. president donald trump withdrew support from earlier this year. now the australian government has lost its polman three majority after another politician was forced to quit because he may hold dual citizenship that conservative m.p. john alexander resigned after discovering he might also be a british citizen making him in eligible to sit in parliament and former deputy prime minister barnaby joyce was disqualified from parliament last month under similar circumstances and this is another blow to the government of malcolm turnbull after the country's top court ruled five m.p.'s were in eligible to hold public office or we can talk to antony green now who is in sydney he's the
election analyst for australia's public broadcaster the a.b.c. thank you for talking to us antony first of all it is baffling to many people outside of australia australia a country that one in four people have been born overseas and that's twenty fifteen figures that people in australia do not know what citizenship that they hold. yes it's a rather peculiar way that the constitution is written and the courts have taken a very little in literal interpretation of it to say that if you have a citizenship of a foreign country you are disqualified and that citizenship may just be by heritage as your father was born in britain as in the case of john alexander and because his father never announced he's british british citizenship under british law john alexander is also a british citizen and that is what he brought him down he needed to renounce that citizenship which he didn't actually know you had but he had to renounce it or he
falls foul of this constitutional barrier and given that it is a this constitutional quoque the baals people from taking public office if indeed they have they still citizenship isn't it incumbent upon potential politicians to know whether they have joe citizenship or not. it is now definitely the case the difficulty is the it was the most recent court case with barnaby joyce that made it clear that this court is going to treat these very literally now there are some m.p.'s in parliament like john like legs and who are now discovering by looking that they actually have a citizenship which disqualifies them now the government's last two seats it will temporarily be short those two seats in parliament that won't cost these majority majority at this stage but if they lose john alexander seat or if there's further losses in the new year with potentially several other bar elections which could
happen then it becomes much more difficult so what appears to be something of a constitutional quirk in australia can actually have very serious implications for politics in the country. yes it's probably by the time the next election comes around everybody will know the rules after these instances the difficulty is the current parliament and there are people in the parliament who may fall foul of this constitutional bar which will force a series of bar elections and the problem for the government is they've only got a one or two a very small majority in the parliament if they start to lose these by elections they lose their majority in the house and that puts the fate of the government up creates instability in the house of representatives the lower house of government in australia and that will cause long term problems for the government can it survive through the next election which is not due for eighteen months or so.
antony green speaking to us live from sydney thank you very much. well meanwhile staying in australia they've been tense scenes between police and protesters in sydney. oh. hundreds of people criticize the treatment of refugees at a decommissioned prison camp on manor silent they gathered outside a fundraiser for the ruling conservative liberal party there demanding the refugees be resettled in australia you're a boomer elam has the latest from sydney. we've heard from a number of refugees who remain inside the camp that do authorities are announcing over a megaphone that sunday will be the last day that they can remain inside the camp meaning that the deadline appears to have been extended until monday for refugees to leave the camp p.m.g. police have said that about two hundred men have left the camps and services were cut off meaning that there's about four hundred men who are left inside the camp
now crucially painting police say that they won't be using force on saturday to remove the men from the camp but they left it open that they may use force at a later date to evacuate the men they say that the transfer so far however have been going smoothly and they want that to continue but the refugees that we've spoken to inside the can say that they won't be leaving and that they are afraid that pain to authorities will use force to remove them they say that it's not safe for them outside of the camp because of previous attacks by locals on the refugees now the un's refugee agency has said that the withdrawal of critical services from the camp has led to a high risk environment for all parties involved and that the transit centers that the refugees are due to be transferred to aren't completely ready so it appears at
this stage that the standoff is set to continue. now to the democratic republic of congo d r c. which has some of the highest rates of rape and sexual assault in the world the problem is the worst in the conflict ridden east of the country where many armed groups are accused of widespread sexual violence many women are now taking action as malcolm from a martial arts school in the car which is helping survivors recover and protect themselves. not her real name says she was raped when she was sixteen years old she's an orphan and her guardian and uncle struggling to pay her school fees she says a neighbor offered to give her some money but instead lured her into a bedroom in a guest house. if i shouted for help people would have asked me what i was doing so i decided not to shout and to just allow him to do what he wanted then he did
what he wanted to me i lived with a lot of anger. and i was right. but not anymore because it crossed your classes help turn her life around part of a program for rape survivors. here at the panzi foundation in the town in the democratic republic of congo the foundation's attached to a hospital from by dr denny mccuaig a three times nobel peace prize nominee is renowned for his reconstructive surgery for women who've been injured during gang rapes often by men from eastern congo many armed groups. in the qualities one of several activities to help survivors recover and defend themselves aside from improving the chances of fighting off an attacker those who are recovering from injuries three of the physical fitness many of the women and girls improves their self-confidence and mental well as well
having the knowledge that the pad to deal with any future situations that might arise. in their. music. therapies are part of the program these women who call a song they've written my body is not a weapon. frank the karate is popular and the benefits clear. when we received them here some are very angry others or novice something for them when we train them and the excesses the emotion get. stuck in their minds and feel better. says she felt like she didn't want to live she was raped she says meeting women with similar stories and training with them. energy and self-esteem once again. in a democratic republic of congo. president. has extended the state
of emergency in the country for three more months to say the measures he was first occurred in november twenty fifth in after a series of attacks and gives police more power to ban strikes and public gatherings the extension follows a stabbing death of a police commander into this earlier this month. now the international community has gathered in germany for twenty three climate summit saturday's focus is on the health of the world's oceans which are becoming increasingly polluted jessica bordering has been to the southern english coastline to look at the scale of a regime there. rising water levels and more and more extreme weather are eroding coastlines around the world progressively over the next hundred years places like this across the going to disappear it's not just happening in the tropics low lying pacific islands it's happening in places like. busy
international ports in europe. erosion is not the only problem facing these coasts plastic that takes decades to fall apart and degrade finds its way here from shipping spills or people just using the sea as a rubbish dump it's a global problem of measure and as we. see temperatures rising also puts marine life in peril scientists studying oysters have found that warmer temperatures mean more males which in turn means fewer eggs and to do in doing species. the brown liquid began life as an oyster scientists at the university of southampton are dissolving the oyster tissue so it can be examined under a microscope oysters provide critical services to our oceans they form reefs to reduce waves and each oyster can filter up to two hundred liters of water a day keeping the oceans cleaner and healthier but increasingly young oysters
struggle to make shells as the carbon dioxide in the oceans makes their living environment more acidic basically was climate change your health sea levels rising there's a warming of the oceans which can have floods of effects on different ecosystems you also have ocean acidification which is linked to climate change that's already three big problems when you address climate change a rose rising water temperatures when lng sea life more and more plastic in our oceans. scientists are busy working on stopgap solutions but to really fix the problem will require international leadership and cooperation jessica baldwin al-jazeera high england. terrorism take a look at the top stories here it out to syria the u.s.
has joined the u.n. in calling for stability in lebanon after the resignation of prime minister saad hariri he announced he was stepping down also in riyadh last saturday blaming interference from iran and its lebanese ally hezbollah eleven pacific rim countries have reached a deal for the basis of a free trade pact without the united states they struck a deal to revive the trans-pacific partnership that president trump withdrew support from earlier this year the deal was reached on the sidelines of the apec summit in vietnam. grimmett has been reached in four months but it comes to specific aspects there were cases where intense arguments took place but we all shared this goal of achieving the agreement in denying at this time and through a pragmatic response of the parties we came to this agreement so i want to pay tribute to the ministers chief negotiators and everyone involved in this process for their efforts. the australian government has lost its parliamentary majority
after another politician was forced to quit because he may hold dual citizenship conservative m.p. john alexander resigned after discovering that he also may be a british citizen which makes him ineligible to sit in parliament former deputy prime minister barnaby joyce was disqualified from parliament last month under similar circumstances is another blow to the government of malcolm turnbull after the country's top court ruled that five days in eligible to hold public office. have been ten scenes between police and protesters in the australian city of sydney . hundreds of people criticize the treatment of refugees at the decommissioned prison camp or menace island they gathered outside a fund raising event for the ruling conservative liberal party they're demanding four hundred refugees refusing to leave the can be resettled in australia. junius is president. c.
has extended the sales of emergency for three more months it was first occurred in november two of the fifteen after a series of attacks and gives police more power to ban strikes and public gatherings the extension follows the death of a police commander in tunis earlier this month right those are the headlines coming up next inside story. on counting the cost the prince's purge what it means for the saudi economy how rich do you have to be to avoid paying taxes call for tougher laws after the paradise papers show how the world's wealthiest i damn on a bus china's trump card counting the cost at this time on al-jazeera. it's officially closed but refugees in australia's prison camp on nona's island refused to leave tensions with local officials worsen by the day and the strain as has the camp is no longer its problem so what can be done to resolve the crisis.