well. at this stage the core argument that secretary pump is making is that the united states is going to move mountains essentially to confront iran and. subvert all other priorities in that direction so he was complimentary to egypt despite the repression in egypt he never mentioned jamal khashoggi he didn't say the word palestine or speak about the palestinians or offer solutions to the war in yemen or the refugee crisis from syria he really did put all of the sort of regional issues into the frame of countering iran and that really makes american policy weak because we have a variety of interests in the region not just one we have to deal with iran with eyes wide open but that's the frame right now and it is an incoherent one because as we know and as you've discussed earlier the president's views on syria are ones
that one could argue help iran rather than heard iran so we don't really know where the administration wants to go specifically on these issues other than confront iran is a broad purpose i was just chatting to our senior political analyst and he was giving us their reaction to what people in the middle east would make of the speech and leaders of the middle east but let me ask you what will the politicians over in the u.s. from across the political spectrum make of this. but i think that the danger with this species that it only intensifies the partisanship on foreign policy and a real put it is ation of how america views itself in the middle east he did not have to attack president obama's speech to make his points but he did so and the net result is that we have a foreign policy that maybe speaks to some type of partisan instinct but it's not very sellable and it's not something that members on capitol hill are going to
easily become fashionable with they're not going to have details coming from this explain our specific actions in the region so it's going to make it harder for secretary pump to bring congress on board and to bring american politicians on board with this vision because it really didn't lay out how we're going to execute our foreign policy in the middle east all right said joe rogan we thank you for joining us on al-jazeera and we are following pompei strip online and updating the story regularly as he goes on his tour of the middle east you can head to the home page of al-jazeera dot com for more on that. you can also get in touch with us here at the news grid we'd like to hear from you or you can send in your comments to any one of our online platforms or on twitter use the hashtag a.j. news grid our handle is a.j. inglis we're also on facebook at facebook dot com slash al-jazeera and you can send us a message on whatsapp or telegram a plus nine seven four five zero triple one one four nine now the venezuelan president nicolas maduro begins his second term in office that's as the country's
downward spiral looked spiral continues on both economic and humanitarian fronts maduro who was reelected last year has really shrugged off international criticism the vote was this missed as illegitimate by the united states european union and the organization of american states millions of venezuelans have crossed the border over the past three years as living conditions have worsened in the country terrorism reports from a slum near the capital caracas. people say one of their knowledge is that he goes in latin america i desperate to send anything to make ends meet about. those who lived here other survivors because everybody's leaving we're not we're staying and trying to survive in any way we can. street vendors say the government is trying to stop them from making a living the government says the vendors charge too much and that it should be able
to control their prices if this is you know. this is difficult the government wants to ruin a saul he wants to control the country and make it cheaper and the police are taking everything away from us but how do we eat how do we live i do we sustain our families shortages of food and medicines and hyperinflation have forced over three million people out of what was once considered latin america's richest nation nicolette motor begins his second term in office with an ongoing economic crisis and mounting international pressure his critics say that he's ruled it illegitimate because the elections last year were filled with irregularities and fraud human rights groups are also questioning the government's methods of clinging to power human rights watch released a report documented cases of at least thirty two people with ties to the military who have been detained and tortured. brother is
a surgeon who has been imprisoned for seven months he was in a relationship with a retired navy captain and was accused of treason. my brother was beaten so many times his hands that he uses to heal people were broken he still has no feeling in some of his fingers he has done nothing wrong his only mistake was to date a navy captain who the government says was in a plot. says was in a surgery in colombia when the government said he was buying equipment for the opposition on wednesday. lashed out at both the u.s. and then a group of other latin american countries who say he's really action was flawed and his new time in office is illegitimate. a coup ordered by washington and the lima group is under. way against the legitimate and constitutional government over which i preside the boulevard revolution has been getting prepared
to confront and work any traitors who intend violence against venezuela but on the street most people are more worried about surviving every day in a major economic crisis that analysts say we only get worse. and on venezuela we brought you this story on yesterday's news grid but it is worth revisiting because human rights watch and for both alleged venezuelan intelligence agents have arrested and tortured military personnel and their family members who they accuse of plotting against the government's wreaked you can read more of what that report has to say on al-jazeera dot com the long delayed results from the democratic republic of congo's presidential election are outs but france and the leaders of the country's powerful catholic church both disputing the outcome so the election commission declared opposition candidate felix just as the winner but another opposition contender says the words assaults are fraud priyanka
gupta has more. do you think. an announcement if you had expected one that could set the stage for the first democratic transfer of power in the d r c since independence. thousands of phoenix just a kerry supporters poured onto the streets to celebrate surprise. just a carry would see his father lead congress opposition for more than thirty five years had a message of unity. was. i know how many of you find it hard to accept but i say with sincerity i pay homage to president joseph kabila president of the republic today we must no longer consider each other as adversities or rather as partners and democratic change in our country. but the result has triggered protests goma and to secure its rival model for you says the provisional results
were eight to sue you know all those who learned of the truth of the ballot boxes especially to congress national bishops a possible conference sankoh of the church of congo through your historical observations we ask you to reveal to the congolese people of the whole world the name of the person who really was our people's choice others in the international community say the surprise victory is a towards with other talents. we're very concerned about the situation in the democratic republic of congo because it seems that the results announced mr xi security being the winner cannot match the expected result. the country with a history of coups conflict and contested elections has been on the edge there were allegations of widespread election irregularities including complaints of tricking advice. the internet has been cut off for days in an apparent attempt to stop speculation about the results why police have deployed we still have to wait to
see what will come out. people context the results and hope that the process is going to be much more a keener than the electoral process so that we die end up in a situation that surprising because people don't feel represented in the result they're just being that released now it is quite a shock for everyone but it is a new beginning when the vote that was two years over to you will finally see the exit of president joseph kabila often the eighteen years of power but are questions about how much influence he will still have and whether takes the reins. helmets also has more from can. according to local authorities in an area called keep peace with yourself place of the country a stronghold of plots and fight you we've been told at least two civilians and two police officers had been killed during riots at least three police stations had
converted a couple of public buses have also been destroyed during riots in another area namely gold my kids and gaiety they had been protests they must defeat the supporters not happy about the result the police has been much of the day trying to disperse them using tear gas playlists aboard to say to be concerned that felix the k.t. has been declared the winner has made some kind of deal with president joseph kabila they've via the dating polls could be less complete the strings behind the scenes the fixity still being in control of the country and as a kid it becomes a public being told what to do a yes man and a fear that nothing much is going to change but here in this part of kinshasa the capital is a hall different story we outside the court of the pitch the candy some of his supporters have been coming here celebrating and when they say now we have to focus on fixing the economy creating jobs and it's a they know that he only won with many thanks nine percent of the vote which means many people did not vote for him they hope that he convinces enough people in congo
that he's going to need to flee everyone not just face support us. well the election results have been a major trending topic worldwide and sara horowitz is here with the social media reactions are all well i see it has been let's start with this reaction. because this was the moment when she's can see it on his wife found out about his win and so many more people and americans and across republic of congo have been celebrating his victory in just the same way. this is on the streets of henshaw so this was the reaction in the name never been plenty of videos like this thing uploaded as many see. around the world also joining in on those celebrations soon quite a lot of excitement there after months of delays there seems to be a general sense of relief on social media that result has finally been declared
with what many believe means that change is coming but jubilation aside some people from both in and outside of the democratic republic of congo still surprised by the election results. to be honest our reaction in the election eve was a shock i think late last night when the results came through we pretty much dropped under the president on who the president elect be there was or became. close to the presley my thought was yes for you and that's what i wanted to i said that's next person for his president however you can it's a positive side of the election is we as your os people i've chosen our presidents to suppose time to will be. the return change of power based on what the people want and it's nice to see done for our country it shows dot com was moving the right direction and on social media see that's the hash tag d.l.c. election that was the one that was trending worldwide as well as as well as president audi's see those went viral but wife's casey is an opposition figure
they're all very skeptical that signifies true change and some are accusing joseph kabila of using him as a smokescreen to continue with running the show from behind the scenes now this person has says that it's sad that congo hasn't seen a new leader in so many years seventeen years and doesn't seem to politics be happy if the election results either but another person has responded rather optimistic me and said to if you just look there's a response that says that you know just wait and see how everything is going to play out people have also been retreating just this hey which is where one person refers to the election as a case study for the future of the d.l.c. but this user also seems to be wrong about happy about results as a heartfelt message where she talks about parents who spend the first free and fair election of a father who has witnessed seven c. is also we just have to wait and see how things pan out and let us know your
thoughts if you're at home the hash is aging is great yes sir thank you and also just to let you know that the story has been trending online on the countries who are casting doubts on. election results so you can find this on our home page of al-jazeera right under the trending tab and if you have any comments or questions of sarah was saying you can get in touch with us here at the news grades send them to our online platforms on twitter use the hash tag a.j. newsgroup and use the handle a.j. english or on facebook at facebook dot com zero you can send us a message on whatsapp or telegram a plus nine seven four five zero triple one one four nine now it's one hundred days since the saudi journalist. was murdered in the kingdom's consulate in istanbul and people have been gathering outside the mission to remember him and valerie not to give up the fight for justice and there's a man say on reports many questions remain unanswered like who gave the order for his killing and why video just a few seconds long yet it's helped uncover
a murder prompts hatched by one of the world's richest governments one hundred days have passed since security cameras reported jamal khashoggi entering the saudi consulate in istanbul never to be seen again after continually lying about what happened to the journalists you authorities eventually admitted he was murdered inside the consulate however till now no one has been punished for the crime turkish investigators identified one thousand suspects went to the country as part of a so-called hit squad it's included former diplomats and close aides to crown prince mohammed bin sandman and although intelligence agencies such as the cia have said they're fairly confident inside man was behind the murder of the journalist the kingdom has always denied his involvement instead claiming the crown prince's advisors are loaded up bunny and general ahmed. the saudis say justice will be delivered but it'll be in their own way. that's way it seems is through having
secret court hearings that are closed to the media and international human rights groups where the accused on to maintenance death penalties are sold seemingly arbitrarily it is one of the reasons why the turkish government sees the culprits should face trial in istanbul and vows they will be tried in absentia even if saudi arabia refuses to hand them over was a money issue instead of a sublieutenant yeah in the according to turkish law because saudi arabia is not cooperate ing the suspect can be tried in absentia but without issuing a final verdict turkey can also defer the case to the united nations or other international bodies i'm listing international as one of the groups quoting one talk each request an international independent inquiry into a question she's murder members of the human rights group held a vigil outside the consulate on thursday to mark one hundred days since his killing well obviously the murder took place here in istanbul so it's right in this important that the text archives keep up that calls for an independent u.n.
investigation but really the infamous community as a whole needs to commit to this investigation to ensure that that's what happens and justice is done it was reported that crown prince mohammed bin sun man was told by president trump's advisor jared krishna not to worry about before lots of the murder of course all three because it would die down within two to three months one hundred days on and it seems that there is a risk that the international community will forget about the saudi journalist who entered this building to get married but ended up being martyred and still no justice has been served demolish i address here to istanbul. here the news great if you're watching us on facebook live stay with us for a video on how the u.s. government shutdown has been affecting federal and then later we'll be live from texas on the president's visit to the mexican border president trump that is as he tries to boost support for his multibillion dollar wall demand.
hello again i welcome back well this hour i want to take you over here towards the western part of the body we have been seeing a lot of rain across parts of syria into jordan into parts of lebanon as well as we go towards friday not looking as bad as what we have seen we're going to see a break in the weather but you can see over here towards the west there is more rain that will be coming over the next few days and will we will be watching that as we go towards the end of the weekend till then could be seeing some snow in your forecast of the tension there of about five degrees well here across the gulf temperatures are coming down from what they were just several days ago here in doha we are going to see on friday but not twenty two degrees but the winds are going to be a problem and we could be seeing some haze as well as we go toward saturday it's going to be the clouds starting to make their way across much of that area over here towards riyadh as well to few of about twenty one degrees and over towards how
about twenty three degrees in your forecast and then very quickly down towards madagascar we are going to be seeing most of the island countries seeing some rain showers and they are going to be heavy over the next few days we could be even seeing some localized flooding across much of that area so the capital twenty four degrees here on friday as we go toward saturday twenty seven but up here towards tensity it is going to be rainy as well a mostly cloudy day few with a temperature there of twenty seven and durban a twenty six degrees for you. in the next episode of science in a golden age i'll be exploring the contributions made by scholars during the medieval islamic period in the field of mathematics. the term algebra can be traced back to the arabic word job or we're going to the limits of modern technology forty percent falls to the speed of sound they gave us the final building block find they discovered mediæval tonsil is a story science from
a golden marriage with jim alkalinity on al-jazeera. the latest news as it breaks in a poll just out sixty five percent of faith who says that they think it will do a great or good jolt with detailed coverage is the second time this year doctors are all out on strike the government is funded by issuing suspension. from around the world the increased warning level calms us a blow to the thousands of people displaced by the tsunami of wanting to return home.
is the headlines on al-jazeera and these are the most read articles right now on our website al-jazeera dot com the top spot turkey saying it will launch. on the top in syria if the us to leave it's pull out so you can read more about that i headed to al jazeera. people have been killed in wednesday's antigovernment demonstrations in sudan riot police fired shots at crowds and to disperse what they say was an illegal gathering police confirmed the deaths there but they did not say what caused them protesters are
demanding president on modern bus your step down he held a pro-government rally in hearts and blame the protests on what he says are external forces demonstrations began in december over rising prices and food shortages well for a country that hasn't had much internet service since these protests social media has played a vital role to get information out of sudan sorry you have that story from yet it's not in a lot of parts of saddam but if you want to find more about the protests and see what people are actually saying in the country then these are the sorts of key words that you're looking for in english sudan uprising revolution and this is the hashtag both boats and that more than most of them front pictures of those being killed rather that was killed on wednesday are being shed on social media and these are actually the latest victims victims you can see that teenager mohammad in fact there and solid.
and it's this hospital where protesters are accusing security forces are storming it and using take asses rather live bullets on civilians in this video has been said many times and is said to show the emergency department full of gas and sit on security sydney security forces rather have been held back since the protests began a few weeks ago with not only protesters being targets but medics as well. but as people from sudan have been tweeting both in english and arabic they're saying they're determined to can continue those protests despite the police brutality. and these protesters are chanting against the use of take a special thing against the government crackdown as well on peaceful protesters and they say will continue to come out in record numbers and it seems they did do that on wednesday in the capital of hard to own people in sudan on just protesting on
the streets because they're also doing it through other means such as arts in fact history seems to be repeating itself with this piece a can see memory of libyans duffy and saddam's own bashir as well but do these pictures here feel familiar to you at all it might be a different place and a different time but the slogans are the same this is graffiti found on the streets of homs one with a political message just like you saw the ones during the arab spring a few years ago in this one says and how they go which means they leave it's a message to all memberships are to resign and as this one here it's also being used for those protests but also if you'd like to find out more about these protests you can check out this a.j. plus video you'll find it on their twitter page and there's more details of how sudan has got to this point you can get in touch with me as well if we have a story that we can cover sara thank you and speaking of messages for more on this
sudanese cartoonist father the baby is joining us here on set and thanks for coming in we'll put up one of your cartoons you'll see that in just a moment tell us what the message is you're trying to send out with the. well have you seen the last speech i mean it's basically what's happened every time we are a nation that's ruled by the same president for the last thirty years and he does nothing but dance and. with shout at people basically and to his people all they do is kill people so we're ruled by a clown ok and then let me take you to another cartoon that you had just published this one what are you saying here actually i did this one during libya's revolution in two thousand and twelve and i see the same pattern happening with you know the arab spring countries that are happening now in sudan and for me this is a message not only to the nice people that it's almost there but it's always it's also to the international community saying that do you really want to repeat what's happening i mean most of the coverage most of the journalism most of the
politicians are saying we don't want to repeat was happening but you're actually doing exactly the same thing you're letting these dictators run free you're letting their militias run free and killing people and people will get more upset and people go out in the street and this is what's happening so we're is that what you saw in sudan because i understand that you were recently there what comparisons can be made between what's happening in sudan and what you saw during the arab spring and when you really started publishing these cartoons it's the same story it's exactly same stories dictators rule for thirty years with an iron fist start killing people jailing every dissent there is and this is what's happening now in sudan sudan there's a longer of course you know there's the short story and a long story short of these protests but the long story is exactly the same one the thirty years of no free media no freedom of press nothing so this is exactly what's happening right now and it's the same exact story so the international. governments
and the surrounding government should really understand that this is we need to step in they need to step in right now and do to do to help what kind of reaction do you get from saddam specifically on these cartoons that are related to the country everybody feels exactly the same way you know we everybody is retreating and then everything of course because this is all we can do you know right now social media gave this a platform to share these images give us a platform is that it's the only free space that we have and even on their activists are being targeted and being arrested for their tweets and for their activism online and several have been arrested this last month and in terms of political cartoons in the work that you do it's seen as a way to get a point across how effective do you think this form of expression is in getting points across but specifically when we look at the so don issue right now in general political cartoons are about saying or even graffiti is of us saying that
the fear is broken you know when you see graffiti like that in in the streets of courtroom where it's a police state basically when you see that that means people went out risked their lives and that when you see people drawing cartoons doing like. doing the cartoons about gadhafi and and and bashir this it means that the fear is broken people are talking people are coming out into the streets people are risking their lives so this is exactly what it means it doesn't it's not it's about the art but it's really about people who are doing things and it's encouraging more people to go out there and do things and if you were just going to look ahead where do you think the situation in sudan is going to lead to over the next coming days over the next coming weeks i hope for. i hope for the. more peace and i hope the governments really understand that the killing wouldn't lead anywhere and we're repeating things so i just hope that the international community looks at what's happening in sudan and these militias running wild and just secure the safety of
these peaceful protesters ok a hundred when we thank you very much for coming and it's the us thank you thank you very much now the u.s. president donald trump is set to visit the mexican border that's in a bit to drum up support for his controversial wall so trump wants nearly six billion dollars for his plan barrier to the south but democrats in congress are refusing to give it to him the budget standoff has led to a partial government shutdown that's dragged on for nearly three weeks let's cross over to carol joining us from mccallum in texas that's where trump is arriving in the coming hours what should we expect there can really. well what we expect is the president to continue to try to make his case that this is a crisis something that has been disputed by his political opponents in terms of illegal immigration so why is he coming to mccallan texas well this kind of typifies the president's argument i'm going to have kevin my photographer widen out a little bit and try to point out to you the wall or what we're seeing here is
actually more of a fence and you've heard the president talk about this a little bit this is the sensually the busiest place for illegal crossings in the united states there is a river on the other side and then it mexico so a determined person who is a strong swimmer conceivably could swim across and then jump over this razor wire probably get a few scratches but make it over what essentially is a pretty low level for a fence it's about a metre high and this is where our a lot of people hundreds of thousands in fact have been able to cross into the united states illegally so this is kind of what the president is saying what he says he believes that there should be a forty five border wall this is why the government is shut down in the united states right now because he wants five point six or seven billion dollars to essentially put in place a much higher wall of steel wall he says in order to stop these illegal crossings
now certainly democrats have pointed out as the president makes the case this is a humanitarian crisis that the number of crossings have gone down significantly compared to their peak in the year two thousand so what we expect is the president is going to not only make the case pointing out sections of this wall here macallan texas but he's also going to meet with local mayors border security guards get a security briefing as he continues to make the case to the american public that advocating for this while fighting for this money is worth keeping eight hundred thousand federal workers off the job as this partial government shutdown continues so it continues kimberly are we getting the sense the this isn't five going to go on for a while and everyone's just digging their heels in. well certainly the science coming out of the white house just about twenty four hours ago were certainly not encouraging for those hoping to get back to work as they approach friday when they'll face the first time they don't get
a paycheck parrot lee the meeting between congressional leaders top democrats in the president went on for just fourteen minutes democrats say the president slammed his fist on the table when he was told quite frankly from the house speaker nancy pelosi that he would not be getting his money for the wall that's when the president apparently left the room and the talks deteriorated we've just heard from the president as he left the white house in fact saying that he he still believes that he'd like to try and resolve this through congress but is not ruling out the possibility of resolving this dispute essentially reopening the government and still getting his way getting the money for the wall if he declares a national emergency that would open up money from the department of defense for him to begin constructing the wall but certainly that would also open him up to significant legal challenges in the court so in terms of a resolution it doesn't appear that it will be quick it certainly already having an effect on many of the federal workers and ordinary americans who were lie in the
government for example trying to get a mortgage or or essentially looking for government services and finding that those offices are closed this is having an impact and with each passing day there are some republicans that are getting a little bit nervous while the president did head up to capitol hill to try and make the case that there still is republican unity as more and more of those republican lawmakers fire their constituents affected there does appear to be some cracking in that unity so it's not of no certainty for the president that's why he will be down here making his case that this is an issue of national security even as those numbers are reported that the number of illegal crossings are down all right thank you about trump argues that the wall is needed as you're hearing to stop what he calls a growing humanitarian and security crisis and our latest episode of inside story looks of this very issue and asks is there really a crisis at the us mexico border head to al jazeera dot com click on shows and
there you'll find inside story. now let's take a look at some of the other stories making news around the world and at least five people are dead after a whole drone hit yemeni government forces at a military parade in the province a yemeni commander denies that there were any casualties but as dorsal jabari reports the pictures appear to show otherwise. one hundred fifty billion away in his army but about. a deadly drone attack on a military parade outside the southern port city of eight. zero. two three fighters targeting troops as well as commanders from the saudi led coalition in the in the chaos in the minutes following the attack then the casualties can be seen as people scramble for cover oh. it comes as
a blow to yemen peace efforts after cease fire was signed for the key port city of hadera the last month. it also comes just a day after united nations envoy martin griffiths told the security council that the greenland had brought a considerable deescalation to the conflict the airstrike was carried out by a cost of two drone targeting the not air base in the southern province of laos. this attack will likely raise new questions about iran's alleged role in arming to do things with drones and ballistic missile technology yemen plunged into civil war in two thousand and fourteen but hopes were raised last month that the country was moving towards peace after the two main protagonists agree to a cease fire in her data to allow humanitarian aid into the country. for now this latest attack will only put further strain on an already fragile peace process door such a pari al-jazeera. well turkish defense chiefs have briefed president russia tell
you berta on preparations for a military offensive into syria against kurdish fighters the foreign minister says the withdrawal of u.s. troops from syria does not affect ankara's operation against a kurdish y p g the group has been an important american ally in syria in the fight against eisel ankara considers the wipe e.g. a terrorist group the british parliament is again discussing prime minister to resign as plans for the u.k.'s departure from the european union that's ahead if a crucial vote next week m.p.'s have given her just three days to tell parliament what her plan b. is if her deal is rejected meanwhile labor leader jeremy corbin is calling for a general election as the only way to break the political deadlock the u.k. is due to leave the bloc in less than eighty days. hopes are being raised for a second denuclearization summit between donald trump and kim jong to the north korean leaders latest visit to china president xi jinping says he hopes kim and the
u.s. president will meet each other halfway on the nuclear disarmament if they meet again south korea's president says both washington and pyongyang must take bolder steps towards peace. scientists in the united states have published their latest findings about the state of the world's landscape and the impact of human development on our planet what they found is quite alarming they found this study says that ninety five percent of the earth's land surface has had some human modification while eighty four percent is experiencing multiple human impacts only thirty percent of florida areas of land or eco regions have a low degree of modification and only eighteen percent of the world's countries retain most of their natural lands meanwhile fifty seven percent of land on earth can be classified as critically endangered so we're joined by the author of that
report christina kennedy who's in for call ins colorado she's a senior scientist of the nature conservancy thanks very much for speaking to us so you just heard me go through the numbers so to speak and the six that you've put out in this report in your words though how would you describe the state of the world's landscapes. well like you said i think you know what it reveals is that we have a larger percentage of the globe is modified to some extent by humans but there is a gradient and there is a large portion of areas that are still relatively intact and these areas have been identified globally by conservation organizations as priorities to be able to protect for both nature and people before they become developed rapidly within the future but the key finding is that the vast majority of the world is really in between those states of why old and urban and these are areas that have critical
amounts of natural lands that are left and we need to get in those areas to be able to manage development before we end up further damaging ecosystems in a way that would both cause species losses as well as a lot of losses for the services that nature provides to b.s.a. you also say there's a degree of human modification reported this time is in fact higher than other times so what is the danger if modification by humans continues at this rate i think the danger is that we're going to continue to see global declines of bio diversity of species we're going to see more or catastrophic issues regarding climate change which is exacerbated by development we're going to lose a lot of then services that nature provides to people whether it's carbon
sequestration or clean water or flood mitigation and or pollen and pollination services for our global food supply. christina kennedy we thank you very much for speaking to us from colorado all four of us on facebook live stay with us for a video. that's been inspired by the. forty five days. footballer facing.
we is here with an update on the sports news highly of the dream thank you so much will pressure is mounting on thailand to release detained footballer hakim a baby who's facing extradition to the hayman fire and australia's foreign minister are again calling for his immediate return to australia where he has refugee status a came to be is a profession as a professional player at a club in melbourne but was arrested on holiday in bangkok in november he faces being sent back to bahrain where human rights groups say he's likely to be tortured or even killed in a statement football's governing body fief said fifa is therefore calling on all the relevant authorities and behaving in thailand and australia to take the necessary steps to ensure that mr had chemo that a.b. is allowed to return safely to australia where he can resume his career as a professional footballer australia's foreign minister has been meeting with officials over hakim at that a.b.c. case in bangkok our correspondent wayne hay was there. australia's foreign minister
marie spain raised to government's concerns about this case during a visit to the thai capital bangkok on thursday saying that the thai government is well aware of the importance of this matter to australia a team b. is a permanent resident of australia with refugee status that was granted because he fears for his safety if he goes back to bahrain because of a ten year jail sentence that he was given in two thousand and fourteen an extradition request has been made by bahrain and it's now before the courts in thailand and that's raising edition of concerns because thailand doesn't recognise the rights of refugees pain going on to say that australia is concerned about his detention and the possibility of him being sent to bahrain there's also been a lot of criticism of football's world governing body fee for their for their apparent inaction over this case but fifa now calling for thailand to release
a team and allow him to return to australia where he has been living for the past four years also there has been criticism of australia's football governing body and the asian football confederation the governing body for football in this region which happens to be run by a member of the bahrain royal family shaikh selman a man that he has personally criticised in recent years but it's understood that those two governing bodies have now met to discuss the case now folks are law online are using hash tag save came to draw attention to his case the conversation is most popular as you can imagine in australia thailand and the u.k. with about six thousand tweets used today now earlier there was another protest outside the opera house in sydney demanding a kames release human rights watch and amnesty international were among the groups present several footballers are also coming out to support came many have posted videos on twitter others attended the rally like former australian football captain
craig foster. trikes so money is obligated to support the team he's all but obligated to do everything in its power to advocate both privately and publicly and to use the immense leverage that football has with the bahrain government whose own government is a bahraini national also with the charge government a relation i can name as yet they saw and saw the asian football confederation it's not just confounding it's actually destroyed school under our human rights obligations within the entire football community incidentally bahrain are actually playing thailand at the asian cup later in the u.a.e. on thursday groups like amnesty international say the fact a keen could be sent back to bahrain is abort now the face of female wrestling in japan has retired a year out from the tokyo olympics saying it's time for the new generation to step up and take charge sorry you know she was supported by her mother for the announcement at a packed news conference the thirty six year old won it consecutive thirteen world
championships and three olympic titles but she's taken time away from competition since missing out on a fourth straight gold medal at the two thousand and sixteen games now peter will be back with more sport eight hundred g.m.t. but for now back to their thank you for that and thanks for watching the news grid you can keep in touch with us as always on social media just use the hostile newsgroup the other ways to connect are right there we'll see you back here in studio fourteen fifteen g.m.t. on friday thanks for watching but i. just.
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this is al jazeera live from london also coming up. protests break out in the democratic republic of congo after opposition leader felix she said katie is declared the surprise winner in the presidential elections his rivals says the results are arranged. remembering. a vigil is held outside the saudi consulate in istanbul to mark a hundred days since his murder. and one of the world's most famous comic book characters hits ninety but as tintin fans celebrate not everyone is happy. and over the years secretary of state has vowed to confront iranian influence in the middle east and expel every last iranian boot from syria. made the comments
during a keynote address at the american university in cairo in which he outlined the u.s. administration's policy for the region. hit out at former president barack obama naming his administration for the rise of eisel and iran's increasing assertiveness it also insisted that the u.s. was committed to defeating i so despite its planned troop withdrawal the good news is this the age of self-inflicted american shame is over and so are the policies that produce so much needless suffering now comes. in just twenty four months actually less than two years. the united states under president has reasserted its traditional role as a force for good in this region we've learned from our mistakes we've rediscovered our voice we've rebuilt our relationships we've rejected false overtures from our enemies look at what we've accomplished look at what we've
accomplished together under new leadership america has confronted the ugly reality of radical islam isn't a president from the very first trip abroad to this region he called on muslim majority nations to quote meet history's greatest test to conquer extremism and vanquish the forces of terrorism. their senior political analyst time on bashara joins us now from doha samoan he talks about wanting to expel every last iranian boots from syria how does that work with the u.s. pulling out from syria. doesn't really mean it does rhetoric really in the sense that as secretary pompei and before him john bolton the national security adviser claimed that the united states would remain engaged economically and diplomatically in order to put pressures on its nemesis not to be iran and darshan others. to clear out of syria
realistically speaking and as any student of international relations will tell you that diplomacy is that reflection of the balance of power on the ground if you cannot really affect policy on the ground it's probably difficult to do so but i think also this is meant to undo the damage done by president a trump when he said that we are withdrawing shortly and that iran can do whatever iran wants in syria i think they're trying to walk that thing back and tell me so he also talked about this business of now comes the real new beginning how different is the role of the u.s. in the region two years into the trunk presidency. this mole this mole this small if you look at his list of accomplishments that you just played out the list of accomplishment is actually does not exist i mean he named all sorts of things but they're not accomplishments and when he did name an accomplishment that was started
by president obama before president trump took office and the things that that the trump administration did arrive at doing for example the support for the war in yemen the recognition of jerusalem as a capital of the jewish state which he did not mention by the way today. only in the sense that this was fulfilling a congressional. desire but really no mention of palestine and you know half a sentence on yemen and so on and so forth so all in all if the united states and the trump can claim an accomplishment its support for dictatorships and or thought in regimes in addition to the israeli occupation of palestine again palestine was not mentioned a role in the speech. thank you very much indeed. four people are being killed in the democratic republic of congo in protests that broke
out after felix is acadia was named winner of the presidential election a virus broke out in the home region of opposition candidate martin for you is disputing the outcome of the vote adding to the confusion the french foreign minister says the provisional results are different from what we're seeing on the ground priyanka got to report. i had announced meant few had expected one that could set the stage for the first democratic transfer of power in the d r c since independence. thousands of felix just a kerry supporters poured onto the streets to celebrate a surprise. just to carry would see his father lead congress opposition for more than thirty five years had a message of unity. oh. i know how many of you find it hard to accept but i say with sincerity i pay homage to president joseph kabila president of the republic today we must no longer consider each other as adversities but rather as
partners and democratic change in our country. but the result has triggered protests in goma and. martin for you who says the provision results were rigged to suit all those who learned of the truth of the ballot boxes especially to congress national bishops the past couple conference sankoh and the church of congo through your historical observations we ask you to reveal to the congolese people and to the whole world the name of the person who really was our people's choice others in the international community say the surprise victory is a towards with other talents. as it was you were very concerned about the situation in the democratic republic of congo because it seems that the results announced mr security being. the winner cannot match the expected result. the country with a history of coups conflict and contested elections has been on the edge there were
allegations of widespread election irregularities including complaints of all tricking advice. the internet has been cut off for days in an apparent attempt to stop speculation about the results why police have been deployed we still have to wait to see what will come out from people context the results and hope that the process is going to be much lot there than the electoral process so that we know i end up in a situation that. rising because people don't feel represented in the result and just being released now it is quite a shock for everyone but it is a new beginning with the vote that was two years overdue you will finally see the exit of president joseph kabila after nearly eighteen years in power but there are questions about how much influence he will still have on whoever takes the reins. and has to be
a tear gas to disperse supporters of presidential runner up lot in for you. has more from contrasts. according to local authorities in an area called keep peace with yourself waste of the country a stronghold of plots and fight you do we've been told at least two civilians and two police officers had been killed during riots at least three police stations had been burned in a couple of public buses have also been destroyed during riots in another area namely gold maggies the gaiety they had been protests they must've feel support is not happy a bus that was out the police has been much of the day trying to disperse them using tear gas playlist up want to say to be concerned that felix that katie has been declared the winner has made some kind of deal with president joseph kabila they've via the dating polls could be less still putting the strings behind the scenes the fixity still being in control of the country and as a kid it becomes a public being told what to do a yes man and they fear that nothing much is going to change but here in this part
of kinshasa the capital is a hall different story we outside the court of the british the candy some of his supporters have been coming in celebrating a win they say now yes to focus on fixing the economy creating jobs and it's a they know that he only won with nearly thirty nine percent of the vote which means many people did not vote for him they hope that he convinces enough people in congo that he's going to be a leader for everyone not just face a poisonous. u.s. president donald trump is heading to the mexican border to drum up support for his controversial wool trump will hold a roundtable discussion at a border patrol facility in the callon texas is demanding more than five million dollars for his planned barrier to the south and follows a meeting on wednesday was democrat leaders what he called a waste of time because they're still refusing to fund the war resulting in a partial government shutdown. this is a tremendous crisis at the border look at president obama's statements from the past numerous statements where he calls it a crisis this is
a crisis you have human trafficking you have drugs you have criminals coming in you have gangs jemez thirteen we're taking them out by the thousand or bringing them back this is a crisis and they don't come in at the checkpoint which they do also but they go in between the checkpoints where you don't have any barriers. can you how could joins us now from the context this can be why is he focusing on makalu what was it. well we heard the president say there just a moment ago there are sections of the border that he believes don't have any barriers this might be an example of what he's talking about we're going to widen out let you take a look at what's behind me sensually what you've got is mexico on the other side of that very low fence what there is is a river someone would have to swim across and then cross through some heavy brush scale an eighteen foot wall i apologize i can't do the measured conversion quickly
and then hop over some razor wire and that's a pretty low level fence so our young healthy athletic person who's determined could certainly cross and in fact that's what makes mccallan texas the busiest place for illegal border crossings in the united states this is an example of something that donald trump says needs to change in other words he believes that many sections of the united states border are penetrable and so this is what he wants and is arguing that is a reason to continue to as democrats accuse him of cold ing the government hostage funding it this partial government shutdown that the united states is in until there is the five point six billion that he's looking for for a border wall that cannot be scaled cannot be penetrated in any way so we've got the president coming down as you saw there he's left the white house he's in flight he's heading here to macallan texas will be meeting with local mayors border security officials but essentially what this is is a massive photo op to make the case.