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made it to the safety of bangladesh trying to go back to say family members that left behind for norma hamad and his extended family this path leads to safety. we struggled so much now we want to stay here live and die here in bangladesh. facing new realities your president said that there would be a complete audit a hundred percent audit that audit hasn't happened getting to the heart of the matter so are you saying then that the future of the g.c.c. will be in doubt here the story. on talk to al-jazeera at this time. a week after the sudden resignation of lebanon's prime minister group for his
return to beirut. or without their life and also coming up a red joint statement from the u.s. and russian president on how to end the fighting in syria. there without the united states and they always love canada but eleven pacific rim countries agree on the basis of a free trade pact. tension flares at a protest in sydney of the australian government's treatment of refugees amanda silent. now the us has joined the un in calling for stability and eleven and warning regional powers against using the country for proxy conflicts prime minister saad hariri resigned suddenly while. in riyadh last saturday claiming interference from
iran and its lebanese ally hezbollah or u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson says there's no legitimate role for what he calls foreign forces militias or armed elements in lebanon send a halt to reports now 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 howdy but alongside the tensions there are growing signs of lebanese unity in what many see as saudi interference in their country the 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 a saudi arabia the fear in beirut will lead bihari that the circumstances of the resignation are an acceptable and how d.d. 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. from this and from charges and disappoint barred. as controlling their government or 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 heavy to return we iterate to the belief that the prime minister is being held against his will when i know not that. we has. all the lebanese take this as an offense and any offense to the lebanese prime minister is an offense to all the lebanese even if he is our political outbursts or it. has been the secretary general has been a struggle 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. beirut let's get more now from our state department correspondent patty culhane on international reaction it's the one question swirling around the world's 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 the french weighed in you know the me should i think you should ask him if he simply note that he resigned that you travel to abu dhabi on the eve of president mccrone the 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 for use of the conditions of him being held as he is you know detention well. i'm not going to put that word behi i'm i'm not going to associate that word with it 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 its 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 for meet your ups in the region is going to have devastating consequences a critical time for a country wondering what's next for them and their leader political hain al-jazeera washington or let's go back to santa holden our correspondent who is in the lebanese capital beirut and zain i'm just wondering the lebanese various political factions have managed to come up with a certain amount of political consensus for now at least i'm wondering whether that combined with an overwhelming support for lebanon's territorial integrity for itself and the peace in that country is a powerful enough rebuttal of whatever it is that saudi arabia or saudi arabia is alleged to be plotting. well yes like you mentioned where political
consensus lebanese parties from across the political divide are united in the demand side of the lebanese prime minister who may be set in the situation to resign a week ago return home immediately but the political differences between the two rival camps well there they still remain there is a camp in lebanon which believes hezbollah should disarm that its armed wing just serves the interests of iran its armed wing is stronger than the national army that they should disarm according to un security council resolutions and there are also some political parties in lebanon who believe hezbollah should not get involved in conflicts outside lebanon's borders in syria in iraq they feel that hezbollah is being used by iran as a proxy to strengthen its influence across the region all these political differences remain but right now they're just putting this aside because they feel you talk to almost any lebanese you talk to today and he'll tell you we feel humiliated the way in which our prime minister has been treated by saudi arabia
even his own constituency the sunday community we've been to send me neighborhoods they've been telling us that he should return they had no right this is our leader what is going to happen our community is going to be marginalized even further if our leader cannot return then this is a gift for iran that iran will be able to strengthen its grip on lebanon so yes there is this rare unity but like you mentioned how long will it last this country is deeply divided politically and but also the international consensus that we seem to be witnessing emerge right now is everybody wants to maintain the calm in the peace lebanon has enjoyed for the last couple of years and listens words explicitly warning against interfering with. yes lebanon saw this rare period of stability there was a compromise deal between saudi arabia and iran last year the appointment of saddle
how do you do as prime minister and the appointment of president as the president of the country he's seen to be close to hezbollah and by extension in iran and now lebanon finds itself in the center stage the new battleground in the in a regional rivalry between saudi arabia iran the international community especially europe is worried about the instability here already in syria we saw millions of people making their way to europe because of the war in syria we have one point five million syrian refugees in this in this country of course some of them are workers. manual. labor here but one point five million syrians where are they going to go the lebanese so they cannot afford to see lebanon explode already the region very turbulent very volatile situation on enjoying a period of instability now finding itself in what many analysts are saying the eye of the storm all right live in beirut thank you. now the u.s.
and russian presidents have issued a red joint statement on how to end the fighting in syria the two leaders met on the sidelines of the apec summit in vietnam where they confirmed their commitment to maintaining syria's and reaffirmed their support of the un's attempts to end the conflict of aids has more from gaza on the syrian border. this joint statement comes after a very interesting meeting which the white house had denied would actually take place because of issues but the both both of these leaders have met on the sidelines off the summit and they have agreed that they will continue their cooperation inside syria to alleviate the suffering of people to continue towards a political solution in the country and also urging all sides to join the geneva process and. act accordingly it also covers the issue of deescalation zones the four zones which have been established earlier this year and have helped to bring
the bring down the civilian suffering but the united nations and other humanitarian agency is have been warning that despite these agreements the syrian government continues to be siege large parts of the country in just one suburb of damascus eastern nearly half a million people have been under siege and are suffering and are suffering from not just shortages of food but also medicine and patients are not being able to travel outside so this agreement from the united states and russia comes on the backdrop of all of these developments taking place inside syria we do not have a reaction is yet from the white house but it seems that both leaders have met and they are urging all sides that conflict is not the way forward and they need to come back to the negotiating table so that a political solution can be found in syria. right to iraq now and government forces have launched an offensive to capture the last remaining town under islamic state control to iraqi infantry divisions and sunni tribal forces are carrying out the
operation it's all happening in anbar province that's the western province of iraq it's believed that i saw mrs a holding ten thousand civilians hostage in the town of rawa because we track correspondent now who's in the iraqi capital baghdad imran khan imran tell us more about what's going on in anbar province. we're just outside of fallujah which was one of the main areas that was held just over a year and a half ago a new operation has began it began in the early hours of sunday morning around eight o'clock where iraqi forces backed by sunni militia forces went into the town of ramallah romana although it's described as a town is actually a series of villages now there's two targets that. they going after one on either side on. the euphrates river with the other one is now what's going on is that they going into ramona what we're hearing from militia sources on the ground via social
media is that mana has actually fallen but we're not expecting any confirmation on this throughout the day today what the joint operations command of told al jazeera that we're very concerned about civilian casualties and we're going in slowly but surely and we're going to take over both of those areas i have to say these are pockets of where i saw fighters had fled to after the operations managed to route them from there so it is one of the last remaining strongholds of fighters but it's by no means something like mosul you know something like raka it's a very small place on the border with jordan but a very strategic point because that was where the border crossing with jordan was and that's been strangled by eisel for a very long time so the iraqis are very confident now we are not expecting this operation to take weeks months we're expecting it to be over in a number of days and what about this ten thousand civilians are being held hostage
well that's one of the main concerns of the joint operations come on they want to go in they want to be able to rout the eisel fighters but they want to avoid civilian casualties also want to avoid that kind of mass exodus that we've seen in other operations so what they saying to us is that we are going to go in we have gone into yet we're going to ramallah but civilian casualties are voiding civilian casualties are a priority in baghdad thank you. still to come here on our just another resignation in australia's jewels of crisis find out what this means for malcolm turnbull's government. i'm just a baldwin on the coast of england looking at some of the problems that urgently need to be addressed at the climate change talks.
hello there we've got lots of showers over the southeastern part of asia at the moment and actually in the far northern part of my map you can just about make out the circulation here as a tropical storm is gradually tracking its way towards the west but it's doing so very slowly so i don't think it's going to reach the coast of vietnam until around choose day or wednesday elsewhere well plenty of sunshine but plenty of showers actually expected this time of year and plenty of them out in the western part of our map as well say for some of us in thailand just pretty soggy there even as we head through into monday for australia a lot of cloud with us covering a lot of thunder and lightning as well and plenty of heavy downpours it's all thanks to this area of cloud hair the most just being sucked down from the north so we're also seeing a fair few showers across the north coast as well and that works its way down to spring seeing lots of showers as well and down towards south australia to this system is being blocked by an area of high pressure that's dominating the weather
in the southeast so for many of us here is fine and dry and that's the way it's going to stay on sunday and from monday to a bit towards the west all this cloud will be persisting and that's likely to give us more showers as we head through the next few days one or two showers may also reach us in perth as well over towards new zealand here things are improving the cloud of rain is moving away from the north island and things should dry up for us on monday. on counting the cost of princes purge what it means for the saudi economy how rich do you have to be to avoid paying taxes all for tougher laws after the paradise papers show how the world's wealthiest i bet money. trump card counting the cost at this time on al-jazeera. new yorkers are very receptive to al-jazeera because it is such an international city they are very interested and that global perspective that al-jazeera provides.
on the second of the top stories here it out there the u.s. has joined the u.n. in calling for stability in lebanon warning recent polls against using the country for a proxy conflicts prime minister saad hariri resigned suddenly waltz in riyadh last saturday claiming interference from iran that its lebanese ally has been or the u.s. and russian presidents if you to read joint statement on how to end the fighting in syria the leaders met at the apec summit in vietnam where they confirmed their commitment to maintaining syria's sovereignty iraqi forces have launched an
offensive to capture one of the last remaining areas under eisel control in iraq it's believed us all fisons a holding ten thousand civilians hostage in the town of rawa. eleven pacific rim countries have managed to reach a deal on the basis of a free trade pact without the united states they struck an agreement to revive the trans-pacific partnership that president trumbull withdrew support from earlier this year the deal was reached on the sidelines of the apec summit in vietnam when hey hey is there. it's been a roller coaster ride for 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 and really did put the t.p. 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 . well mere miles leader aung san suu kyi has come under pressure from world leaders at that summit in vietnam the canadian prime minister just in two days
spoke to her about the military crackdown in record state that has forced around eight hundred thousand reading get to fleet in neighboring bangladesh it's a true day's government is facing calls to strip the nobel laureate of her honorary canadian citizenship. now the head of the united nations is violence against me a miles or hinge of muslims must end and ten years of terror she's calling for the remainder to be allowed to return to their homes and that they are given legal status. we insists on the need to make sure not only that all violence against these population stops but also we need to insist on and hindered humanitarian access to all areas of north state including the northern part of this region. and we insist in the need to reassert the right of return safe and dignifying return voluntarily turned for all the population that
fled to bangladesh and to the areas of origin not to be placed in camps not having access to the places where they left have intense scenes between police and protesters in the australian city of sydney. hundreds of people criticize the treatment of refugees at a recently closed prison camp or mannus island they gathered outside a fundraiser for the ruling liberal party that demanding the refugees be resettled in australia. or new guinea immigration officials have started dismantling parts of the campus evacuation deadline looms refugees say they've been given another two days us until monday to leave melhem has the latest from sydney. day by day what little is left of the now closed camp is being removed here papa new guinea authorities dismantle makeshift tents water tanks are being taken away in the
rubbish bins the men had been using to collect water emptied the camp officially closed last month leaving the six hundred refugees and asylum seekers who were there without water power food or sanitation. police have reportedly said at least two hundred of those men have left since they cut off the essential services and won't use force on saturday to remove those who remain but some of the men in the menace camp say they fear and eventual violent confrontation with authorities. i mean and you were telling us. and i want to just listen to monday we're going to lose first time on.
oh so. despite squalid conditions in the camp the men insist it's better than accommodation on offer in a nearby town they say it's unsafe and the attacks from local residents and police the un's refugee agency also says the transit centers are not ready to take them and is calling for a peaceful resolution to the crisis and we call on both governments australia as well as popular guinea to exercise restraint not to use violence and to find ways and means to resolve the current tensions peacefully. the men were sent to the man a silent camp four years ago after trying to reach a stranger by boat under its policy not to accept any maritime arrivals but a supreme court ruled it was unconstitutional for p.g. to host the camp prompting its closure the refugees and asylum seekers on mannus
were initially given little notice by p.n.t.r. far choose to leave by saturday but say a potential confrontation with police appears to have been delayed to monday many of the men bowing they won't leave until a stray you can find them a safe home. al-jazeera. and 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 he may also be a british citizen making him in eligible to sit in parliament the former prime minister barnaby joyce was disqualified from parliament last month under similar circumstances it's another setback for the government after the country's top cold ruled that five employees were in eligible to hold public office until the green is an election analyst for australia's public broadcaster the a.b.c.
he says is likely more m.p.'s will step down for holding jule citizenship bringing further political instability to the government. the difficulty is the it was the most recent court case with barnaby joyce that made it clear that the court is going to treat these very literally now there are some m.p.'s in parliament like john like like zend who are now discovering by looking that they actually have a citizenship which disqualifies them you know the government's last two seats it will temporarily be short those two seats in parliament that won't cost the majority majority at this stage but if they lose john alexander seat or if there is further losses in the new year with potentially several other bar elections which could happen then it becomes much more difficult 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 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 to mrs president. said c. has extended the sate of emergency for another three months it was first declared in november twenty fifth dean that after a series of attacks and gives police more power to ban strikes and public gatherings extension follows the stabbing to death of a police commander in tunis earlier this month. seven thousand people who were tortured and abused and the child's former dictator is saying they have filed a human rights complaint against the government allowed trial in two of the fifteen awarded one hundred twenty five million dollars in reparation to the victims but they say the government has so far failed to comply with the ruling last year our brain was sentenced to life in prison for war crimes and crimes against humanity
during his eight years in power. well as whalers say trump our company coppola ca's defaulted on a six hundred fifty million dollar bond a move that compounds the south american countries already ailing economy last week president would order called for a creditor meeting to discuss restructuring the nation's foreign debt creditors say coppola leg missed it says a day grace period to pay overdue interest payments. the international community has gathered in germany for the cup twenty three climate summit saturday's focus is the health of the world's oceans which are becoming increasingly polluted jessica bordering has been to the southern english coastline to assess the scale of erosion there are rising water levels and more and more extreme weather are eroding coastlines around the world progressively over the next hundred years places like this are gradually going to disappear it's not just
happening in the tropics low lying pacific islands and so it's happening in places like this towards neighbor 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 and stuff moves around 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 dealing species. the brown liquid began life as an oyster scientist 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 you have sea levels rising there's a warming of the oceans which can have lots 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 row jand rising water temperatures doing 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.
let's have a look at the top stories here at al-jazeera the u.s. has joined the un in calling for stability in lebanon warning regional powers against using the country for proxy conflicts prime minister saad hariri resigned suddenly whilst in riyadh last saturday claiming interference from iran and its lebanese ally has. the u.s. and russian presidents if you to read joint statement on how to end the fighting in syria the pair met at the apec summit in vietnam where they confirmed their commitment to maintaining syria's sovereignty and reaffirmed their support of the un's attempts to end the conflict iraqi forces of launched an offensive to capture one of the last remaining areas under control in the country to iraqi infantry divisions and sunni tribal forces to carry out the operation in anbar province it's believed i still fight as a holding ten thousand civilians hostage in the town of. eleven pacific rim
countries have reached a deal for the base of a free trade pact without the u.s. they struck an agreement 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. greenwood 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 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. very intense scenes between police and protesters in the australian city of sydney hundreds of people criticize the treatment of refugees at a decommissioned prison camp or man this island they gathered outside a fund raising event for the ruling liberal party that demanding four hundred
refugees be resettled inside australia the refugees have refused to leave the campaign popular in new guinea saying they fear for their safety aid workers warn the refugees are living in dark conditions with no food water nor electricity right you have today those are the latest headlines from us here at al-jazeera coming up next it's counting the cost. documentaries. at this time. this is counting the cost on al-jazeera your weekly look at the world of business and economics this week the princes purged some of the richest roles in businessmen in the arab.