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octet your series this time on. al-jazeera. and for your. syrian rebels and their families above started up a siege how the draw surrender deal with the government.
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watching al-jazeera life my headquarters here in doha are also coming up in the next thirty minutes i a third day of protests in iran as the government warned against illegal gatherings . also a funeral is held for a palestinian protester shot by israeli troops in gaza. and celebrations as the residents of a town caught up in libya's revolution are finally allowed to return home. welcome to the program a group of syrian rebels as arriving in the their region south of damascus after reaching a deal with the government a convoy of buses carrying about four hundred fighters and their families was allowed to leave the rebel. chain it traveled to dare and provinces the rebels lost spent to the syrian government and its allies after heavy fighting earlier this
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month senator has more from beirut. in the last rebel pocket in the southwestern countryside of damascus it is a military gain for the syrian government and its allies they launched a massive military campaign two months ago the rebels were trapped in a small area they had no other choice really but to surrender we've seen this happen before intense bombardment and then program and forces impose a siege so the rebels have no choice but to surrender or die really but this is this the portents of this is not just a military gain for the government it is again for iran and iran expanding its influence in a corner of syria very strategic corner of syria it lies between the syrian israeli and lebanese borders which means iran's allies on the ground are moving closer to israel and israel really has been voicing a lot of concern about this as of late talking both to the russians as well as the
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americans telling them that they will not accept it random moving closer to their borders in fact a few weeks ago they stepped up airstrikes in syria they weren't just targeting what they believed were arms convoys destined to the iranian allied hezbollah movement but what we understand one of those strikes targeted close to an iranian military base a base that was being set up by iran so it was a warning message from israel so not just another military game for the government again for iran and possibly it could be a source of tension in the near future well staying in the region iranians have returned to the streets in small numbers for a third day of anti-government protests despite warnings from the interior minister that they could be breaking the law these pictures from state media shows small demonstrations outside of tehran university on saturday posts all social media also show protests in the cities of charedi corden caliban shah the demonstrators are angry over the government's economic policies. all it can. nomic indications in
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the country are good yes there is an increase in the prices of some products and the government is working on fixing the causes of the high prices some of the events that have taken place in recent days are said to have been because of the economy but there are other reasons the people behind what is taking place think they will be able to harm the government but when social movements and protests start in the street those who have ignited them are not always able to control them many of the protesters are angry at rising food and fuel prices as well as cuts to welfare benefits they say they've been unfairly targeted in the recent budget while religious institutions appear to have been untouched authorized lending practices of also cause the collapse of some financial institutions while president hassan rouhani has vowed to clean up the banking sector and kick start the economy many complain that progress is too slow iranian government leaders have long blamed the
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u.s. sanctions for the sluggish economy and while many a lifted after the nuclear deal with world powers two years ago some unilateral american sanctions still remain meanwhile on saturday a large pro-government rallies got underway state television showed crowds in the capital tehran holding banners in support of supreme leader ayatollah ali hamdani rallies marked the anniversary of the end of the unrest that shook the country in two thousand and nine following a disputed election earlier. spoke to us he's a professor at qatar university says iran's economic woes have been exacerbated by the election of u.s. president donald trump. several honey you know told the public that you know the first forty years i was involved and there was you know more focus on the deal now after the deal is signed and focus on the fixing your economy but the economy itself cannot be fixed overnight it needs to go lation it is a distillation it is a flexibility it needs in fixing the political environment itself now after four
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years and the first see it has a honey in office clamp came to power and the minute time came to power basically said there are more sanctions on iran to be him to be imposed the need to be reviewed i mean i'm not happy with the deal itself so any effort of any expectation to have i would say some outcome a positive outcome of the deal actually has been eclipsed the new group of people of good size in the government they are more conservative the other more religious normally we used to hear this summer from the left of iran not rather than a from the new the conservative it's edition conservatives this time we hear it more from the edition conservative more religious more people are living outside the main cities you speak about michel to speak about on those you know cities you know the middle class people who are living there and they kind of me actually is hitting their own daily life every minute now the funerals being held for
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a palestinian man shot by israeli soldiers during protests in gaza of friday the palestinian health ministry says a twenty year old died after being shot in the stomach at least fifty people wounded by live fire joining protests against the trumped ministration us recognize jerusalem as israel's capital earlier this month welcome web has the latest from the funeral in gaza. friday was right. after the. big. died today morning from his injuries the ministry of health says he's a six. to die in the on the left in the file and in six december when u.s. president trump said america would recognize recently as the capital of israel.
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it's a very bad decision for the palestinian people the americans are supporting israel in our own land we are people in our homeland and have given a martyr for palestine and for jerusalem it's normal for the political factions and the armed groups in gaza whose leaders call for the young men to go to the border protest to fund the sheen or also those who've been killed this ones funded by the arms supported by the armed wing of fatah leaders every friday for the last month of course protestors to go to the border the separation wall and fence that surrounds guys only about five or six different places that clash with the israeli soldiers if i take us some live bullets. and there's no sign that they're going to give up anytime soon and i want to point turkish soldiers who fled to greece after the failed two thousand and sixteen coup in turkey has been granted asylum ankara has charged the soldiers with treason and wants them extradited to face trial the greek courts have refused believing that the soldiers would not
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receive a fair trial at home applications for the seven other soldiers are still being processed the case a strange relations between the two countries. egypt's former president mohammed morsy has been sentenced to three years in prison on charges of insulting the judiciary for a speech he made while in office morsi has been tried in several cases after he was deposed following mass protests that the military coup in twenty thirteen he's already serving a twenty years said consider another case on charges of inciting attacks on protesters in twenty twelve the top appeals court in september upheld a separate twenty five year term of charges of harming national security by leaking state documents to cattle to south asia now where india has been angered by the appearance of the palestinian ambassador to pakistan at a rally called by the main suspect in the two thousand and eight by attacks thousands of people gathered in rawalpindi on friday over the u.s.
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decision on jerusalem it was organized by a conservative alliance linked to half is saying it who's been designated a global terrorist by the us and the un new delhi says it will take up the ambassador's appearance with palestinian authorities india was above one hundred twenty eight countries that voted in favor of the un resolution rejecting jerusalem as israel's capital have been jacob is an associate professor of diplomacy and disarmament studies at jawaharlal nehru university in new delhi he says the ambassador's public appearance alongside half say has strained relations with the palestinians. i think india as a reaction to the episode in pakistan is completely understandable given the fact that both in the at the united states have declared mishap asyut as a global terrorist and in diplomacy and politics it is very important who you are seen with who see the decisions you accept and who you get photographed with the
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very fact that. they bought a statement about their choice to go to a rally and he knew beforehand who who he was going to be with this was no secret and he went there and photographed with it that are sweat and tears i think that's not going down very well with doodling for very understandable reasons in my opinion. russia's supreme court has upheld a ban on opposition leader alexina valley running for president next year the valley's been barred because of a forward conviction he says is politically motivated he's now calling for supporters to boycott the vote president vladimir putin is widely expected to win a fourth term. french president about well mccraw has been in office for seven months now at the start of mabel him to arrogant but opinion polls suggest his popularity has risen and the man sometimes called a hyper president is making his mark on the world stage on issues ranging from climate change to middle east disputes natasha butler has more from the french
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capital. keeping up with emanuel isn't easy the energetic young president has thrown him self into a frenzy of activity at home and abroad since being elected in may for this newspaper cartoonist sketching such a dynamic leader is proving quite a challenge. what is amazing is that we never used to draw him two years ago people talked about the manner of michael as a young prodigy close to president hollande but he was never key ministers and we never drew him now is to president as he made was really during the election campaign that we started sketching him a lot because as he was everywhere he went on i believe. that crawls built a reputation in france as a straight talker and a man of action it's why many in france called him a hypo president a phrase which was used to describe former president nicolas sarkozy's hands on style. me only don't plan to be on labor day macross taken
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a lead on climate change and reforming the european union he's pushed through a raft of domestic reforms including plans to help the deprived suburbs of. message did you bring the need to get into the eastern part to see the g. i convey a very clear message of hope but not a navy one of this time commitment for the. the whole nation emmanuel mccall has also been very active internationally he's taken a keen interest in crises such as lebanon syria and jerusalem he wants france to play a greater role what do you see some of his very quick to size up opportunities and when he sees opportunities he takes them we saw that with the election last year and we're seeing that now with him as president and what you said is now is there's an opportunity internationally to take on a bigger role at the start of his term across popularity was low some in france said he was too arrogant but that's changed now higher in the opinion polls than any previous leader in a methodist year pleasure to play he's doing very well his refresh to french
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politics he's pragmatic intelligent not an idealogue he's what france needs right now these are people who want to change my core fulfills a need for chand we cannot turn now if you succeed it's early but for the time being he delivers what he promised but not everyone is convinced some say he needs to delegate more to his ministers because you don't go forward with that he's an omnipresent president he wants to be in charge of everything all the time but that's very dangerous he's up in the polls now i'm sure but when things go wrong he'll be the one directly in the firing line and one who will have to take the blame the french won't always support him. back ross says france was stagnating and he wants to restore its glory as his political party has nearly wiped out the opposition it seems that for now there is very little standing in the way of his ambitions tasha butler al jazeera paris. still ahead here on al-jazeera
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a taxing issue for china the removal of steel export duties threatens further trade disputes with both the u.s. and the e.u. . and we meet the street barbers of vancouver who are helping restore people's dignity with a simple package. hello there the weather is quite quiet for us in the southeastern parts of china at the moment there's plenty of drawing weather to be found it's not particularly warm shanghai there around ten degrees and for us in hong kong where around twenty one on sunday there's a little bit more in the way of cloud that this is spilling out of parts of it now i'm a working its way northward and we'll see that gradually build as we head through into monday push its way towards the northeast as well so some of us here we see more in the way of gray weather mostly though it should be draw even on the back cloud as we head towards the west here it's mostly dry across many parts of
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pakistan and india at the moment too but the satellite picture picking up a little bit of cloud there just over parts of sri lanka and we'll see a few more showers here as we head through sunday and monday the wettest of the weather is likely to be in the east of the islands and generally the further west you are the better chance there is of a dry day because of all the dry weather across india there is a problem with the visibility and many of us are seeing a fair amount of folk at the moment too and talking a folk we've had a couple of days here in doha to generally though the folklore is fairly regularly in the temperatures are rising quite nicely there up to around twenty four or twenty five degrees at the moment so no major change really as we head through sunday or into monday it is a little milder there insula where up at twenty seven. extension
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the stage for a serious debate up front at this time zero zero. twenty seventeen has been full of stories that have changed the global political landscape and al-jazeera has been there to cover them or. join us as we look back at some of our most memorable interviews of the year the special edition of talk to al-jazeera at this time. welcome back you're watching our designs the whole robin a reminder of our top stories syrian rebels and their families of began arriving in the dia region south of damascus after making a deal with the government a convoy of buses carrying about four hundred fighters and their families was
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allowed to leave the rubble on clay a bed sheet and travel to denver and it also there's been a third day of anti-government protests in iran despite warnings from the interior minister to avoid what he described as illegal gatherings fast growing anger and frustration in iran over rising prices and the government's economic policies. and the funerals being held for a palestinian man shot by israeli soldiers during protests in gas on friday at least fifty people were wounded by live fire during the protests against the trunk of stray shot. but at the north africa now where libya's internationally recognized government is allowing people displaced during the twenty eleven revolution to return to their homes they were forced from the town of tal where the car after fighters that supported former libyan leader moammar gadhafi mohamad abdalla where he reports now from tripoli. fidgety her and her relatives can't
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hide their joy. they will finally return to their hometown of after being away for six years some of these children were born here in this camp in tripoli yet the are holding on to their parents' dream is that it has already brought hope that we are so happy that we will finally go home we just need to settle down and live in peace now we've had enough trouble with sick and tired of the interrogation. but nobody has says she has had a terrible experience the son was a. accused of fighting for former leader moammar gadhafi in twenty eleven and was later arrested by rebels from the city of misrata girl who doesn't know. we just need our safety to be guaranteed had we need a neutral official brigade to secure our hometown to work we don't want misrata to police to work because it used to be our adversary around four hundred fifty
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families live in this camp they don't have proper healthcare or sanitation so life here is tough it is even tougher for disabled people like mubarak he remembers how specious and comfortable his old house back home was. it has been so difficult for us living here on all levels the place we live in hygiene education and security on many occasions gangs and armed men attacked us and stole or belongings around four thousand families have been scattered in camps all over libya since september to an eleven most of them are in benghazi and the capital tripoli for the past six years several attempts have failed to bring the people of back to their home town that's largely because those in misrata have accused them of killing people who supported the uprising against a mortgage deathy and they have demanded that in order for them to return the
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government must compensate the families of the victims. during the fall of the deficit rejean hundreds of to one of our men were captured while fighting against the rebels as a major supporter of gaddafi toward her was used as a military base for his forces to attack misratah later around forty thousand people were forced out of as collective punishment. since then has become a ghost town everyone of the tripoli based a government of national accord has agreed to provide compensation to victims on both sides full fledge a year and then no bia the city it feels like they will be set free after six years of imprisonment they can't wait to go back home in february until then they are counting down days. chirpily now the nigerian
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government is sending another plane to libya as part of the return of around five thousand refugees nearly six hundred. eight pregnant women and ten children have so far returned to lagos it's part of a deal signed in ivory coast last month that summit of african and european union leaders now the agreement followed revelations that african migrants trying to reach europe were being sold as slaves in libya now these ambien president has called on the military to help fight a cholera outbreak that's killed at least forty one people in the capital lusaka. says the emergency measures are needed to try to stop the epidemic from spreading including closing some markets more than one and a half thousand people have contract with the disease since september. in the third her vassar is looking ahead to twenty eight teams who we report from zimbabwe voters will head to the polls after a series of extraordinary events all the military force long time leader robert
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mugabe to resign many hope the outcome of the election will help improve the economy and boost zimbabwe's standing on the world stage or will toss a has more from harare. after decades of economic stagnation high unemployment and a shortage of cash people hope things will get better in twenty eighteen robert mugabe resigned in november after the military intervened a misdemeanor goggle is the new president until elections are held while they wait for an election date to be announced they are registering to vote many here say they hope no matter who wins it will be a new beginning for zimbabwe though and see a country which is full of opportunities because you know i mean you college right now i'm studying and the reason why i'm studying is because i want to work so if they can complete my studies and then there's no work for me to do then. in the past elections have been marred by allegations of vote rigging and violence
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opposition leaders say the military and war veterans helped to keep robert mugabe in power for thirty seven years the new commander of the defense forces says things will not be different and that the army will respect whatever zimbabweans decide at the polls as we prepare for the elections in twenty eighteen it is our wish that they come and they were doing so for the day takes place in an environment of peace and tranquility opposition alliance members say despite morgan tsvangirai health concerns he is their presidential candidate has cancer now that mugabe is gone they say they are confident about mixture we are only. believe that from the next noise and it is the one underground we are going to be the next government this is. they are planning a credible voter's role could help avoid another disputed election zimbabwe is compiling a new voters role in replace the old emanuel register opposition party say is
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inaccurate and is dead people's names on it it is a commission says the plan to register nearly seven million people before elections in twenty eight as the barbarians prepare for those crucial elections they hope they'll be credible and violence free the international community has said if things go smoothly at the polls they will be eager to invest to help ease the crippling cash crisis that could mean desperately needed jobs most people waiting in line under the age of forty many are unemployed but they say for the first time in a long while there is hope that maybe twenty eighteen is going to be a good year. for al-jazeera. on sunday will look to syria's future after a year in which the syrian government recounted large areas of rebel held territory many feel the war is nearing its end but what is the price of peace. said to asia now where china is to remove taxes on its steel exports and a move expected to raise trade tensions with the united states and europe china is
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the world's top steel producer in twenty sixteen it exported more than one hundred million tonnes twice as much as its nearest rival japan the global still so it was valued at an estimated nine hundred billion dollars with china exporting to more than two hundred twenty countries and territories the u.s. is worried that china's exports will undercut its own domestic production bride has more from beijing. until it was closed this was the biggest steel plant in beijing production got moved from here to a province outside the city as a way of reducing absolution but it's the specter of idle mills like this that holds all of the world's steel produces and china or is the biggest given the oversupply of steel in the world right now china often gets accused of breaking the normal rules of trade by dumping that is selling its deal to the world for less than the cost of making it simply to keep its mills turning and the changes in the
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export taxes will add to suspicions in the u.s. and europe about china's trade practices from january the first to china will be reducing export taxes on some of its steel products making them cheaper and it will be cutting them altogether on things like steel wire and rugs at the same time it will also be reducing export taxes on fertilizers as a way of giving that industry a boost for its part to china denies the accusation of dumping pointing to the fact that in the past year it has reduced its steel exports by a third nevertheless there will always be the suspicion that china will always put the interests of its steel plants way above any international criticism meaning that the kind of trade tensions we've seen in the past year will definitely continue into twenty eighteen. if the restaurants and pubs in the indian city of mumbai are being torn down twenty four hours after a fire killed fourteen people city leaders ordered the demolitions in cumberland
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mills a popular nightspot an office complex and safety checks are be hurriedly planned at eight thousand restaurants across the city before new year's celebrations. vigil has been held near a burnt out new york apartment building where twelve people died despite the extreme cold neighbors gathered to remember those who lost their lives in the blaze officials say the fire was started by a young boy playing with the stove. st bompas and the canadian city of vancouver have come up with a unique project to help those in need they're providing free hackett's to bring positivity and purpose to people's lives including their own money like possible. doing good for others humans helping humans meet the street or dog barbers during the week ross cameron and josh work at the city's top beauty salons but every sunday they're cutting coming in styling here in vancouver is downtown eastside
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a district where poverty and drug abuse are all too common as cameron knows for himself i have a history on the streets i was a heroin addict on that about twenty years ago i cleaned up off that and battled opiates for the last twenty years and then we started this and that's pretty much when i did my last drug the people down here were closer with them than some of our closest friends that would be the last dollar out of their pocket if you know what you should do is come next sunday ross also spent time in the same neighborhood but he too found his way out through professional hairstyling the idea behind the street thug barbers he says is that no one should give up no matter how bad things get cameron i mean we've all had our past situations where our failures maybe someone else the successes in the future so whatever we can do to help whether it's find work or support our shelters or just an ear when it's warm enough they work in a nearby park they're nonpaying customers perched on milk crates they also cut hair on the sidewalk or in back alley ways in winter they do their cutting here at the
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living room a drop in center and clean needle distribution point for drug addicts the manager says sunday is the happiest day of the week for her clients and it's nice when you live in a society that when you're here looked upon as being poor you know that you're look upon as being less of a humid if these guys don't do that at all. they give us five minutes of compliments and it's more than just a haircut like you shortly. no one who puts their name on a list run by the center is turned away the street thug barbers estimate trimmed and shared more than five thousand heads since they began a year and a half ago bringing happiness and haircuts to a neighborhood known mostly for urban blight and homelessness daniel like al jazeera and ben cooper's downtown eastside.
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your geologist i'm still raman these are our top news stories syrian rebels and their families are going to arriving in their region south of damascus after making a deal with the government a convoy of buses carrying about four hundred fighters and their families was allowed to leave the rebel on clever bed shin and travel to dinner and it led rebels last batch into the syrian government and its allies after heavy fighting this month iranians are returned to the streets in small numbers for a third day of anti-government protests despite warnings from the interior minister that they could be breaking the law these pictures from state media shows small demonstrations outside to iran university on saturday posts on social media also show protests in the cities of shardik or don't care and sharp the demonstrators are angry over the government's economic policies. meanwhile on saturday a large pro-government rallies got under way state television showed crowds in the capital tehran holding banners in support of supreme leader ayatollah ali khamenei
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the rallies marked the anniversary of the end of the unrest that shook the country in two thousand and nine following a disputed election. the funeral has taken place for a palestinian man shot by israeli soldiers during protests in garza on friday the palestinian health ministry says twenty year old died after being shot in the stomach at least fifty people were wounded by live fire during the protests against the trump administration the u.s. recognized jerusalem as israel's capital earlier this month. one of eight turkish soldiers who fled to greece after the failed twenty sixteen coup in turkey has been granted asylum ankara has charged the soldiers with treason and wants them extradited to face trial but greek courts have refused believing these soldiers would not receive a fair trial at home applications for the seven other soldiers are still being processed. russia's supreme court has upheld a ban on opposition leader alexina valley running for president next year the valley has been barred because of
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a fraud conviction he says is politically motivated he's now calling for his supporters to boycott the vote those were the headlines here on their next it's up front do stay with us. al-jazeera where every. his has been a year of controversy and crises of breaking rules and telling lies so how do you cover how do you hold to a celt a president as unique as donald trump and i'm from special.


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