special coverage has rolled past 2 steps down on al-jazeera. 'd u.s. president joe biden announces his plan to withdraw all troops from afghanistan ending america's longest war. however i have a hit in and this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up cases a coronavirus skyrockets across india even a fragile health care system to battle the a break the u.s. climate envoy visits china to talk carbon emissions at a time of strained relations between the 2 superpowers. and not so bright
outlook as north korea marks this year's day of the sun. i am. but 1st after 20 years in afghanistan the u.s. and nato say the time has come to end their military campaign leaders made the announcements on wednesday say after 2 decades it no longer makes sense to keep thousands of troops in the country white house correspondent kimberly harkat reports. after a generation of war in afghanistan u.s. president joe biden says it's time for american soldiers to return home we cannot continue the cycle of extending or expanding our military presence in afghanistan hoping to create ideal conditions i'm now the 4th united states president to preside over american troop presence in afghanistan to republicans to democrats. i
will pass this responsibility on to a 5th the withdrawal of u.s. forces begins may 1st and ends by september 11th the 20th anniversary of the attacks on new york's twin towers and the pentagon the u.s. invaded afghanistan in 2001 attacking al qaeda training camps where osama bin laden coordinated the attacks but biden says since then security threats have evolved osama bin laden was gone that was 10 years ago and my direction my team is refining our national strategy to monitor and disrupt significant terrorist threats not only in afghanistan but anywhere there. and there in africa europe the middle east and elsewhere the united states has roughly 2500 soldiers in afghanistan as part of the nato alliance currently we have speaking from brussels the nato
secretary general and now it's those forces will also begin drawing down may 1st we went into afghanistan together. we have adjusted over history together and we are united in leaving together who know america's longest war has been costly 2 trillion dollars more than $2300.00 american lives. bided traveled to arlington national cemetery to honor those lives lost biden's decision honors the agreement for withdrawal put in place by his predecessor donald trump both men have been criticized for ignoring pentagon advice to remain in the country the loss of the knitted baby the u.s. presence in the coalition's presence could be a very a further destabilizing question on the ground in the region on capitol hill
biden's conservative critics and some members of his own democratic. already oppose the move arguing it will put u.s. and afghan lives at risk it undermines our commitment to the afghan people particularly afghan women senator jeanne shaheen said in a statement adding the biden administration must make every effort between now and september to protect the progress made the united states intends to keep a diplomatic presence in afghanistan what is less clear is just how many clint destine forces and u.s. security contractors will remain to monitor and meet future threats can really help at al-jazeera the white house. who feel control foody has the reaction from the afghan capital kabul. it would be an understatement to say that basically everybody here was holding their breath to see what will president biden decided that happened yesterday perhaps ates not exactly what people were expecting to hear
on the ground just because for all this time everybody was talking about a conditions based withdrawal and what we heard yesterday it's about it would roll will be unconditional we've seen. a statement from president body which was very simple very solid and he thanked the united states for what they've done in this country he said they will the government will help for a smooth transition towards the next phase now if you talk to afghans there are still very different ideas about what they think about this announcement there is a lot of anger a lot of disappointment a lot of them feel betrayed because they're asking why is the united states after 20 years just leaving us like this when there's no peace agreement in place and
all this is putting just as all the diplomatic efforts seem to be stalling and while some certainty has been brought us to right now we do know when foreign forces will depart there's many many other questions as to what will follow next for afghanistan as this is a completely new chapter. for the 1st time since the start of the pandemic india has recorded more than 200000 new cases of coal with 19 in a 24 hour periods brigs there has been getting worse stapling day for weeks 9 it's now the 2nd worst affected country in the world point total cases in the worst my daily new infections for all. just say the surge is partly being fueled by super spreader events including a major hindu really religious festival as well as political rallies weekend curfew
in the capital new delhi has just been announced several states say their health systems are overwhelmed many are reporting shortages of oxygen elizabeth piron i'm has more from new delhi. and here are the kinds of reports and seeing the kinds of scenes that we did last year during the height of the 1st wave during the peak of the 1st wave and because of that we've had the state of the capital chief minister . announce the closing down of. restaurants bars and restaurants will only be allowed to do he's also a bounced a week. 20000000 people where they will only be allowed to go out to work to get essential supplies he said that there is no shortage of hospital beds in delhi but at the same time he has asked hospitals to requisition hotels and banquet halls to add more beds pool for the mind to patients there are 7
a restriction is already in place and the worst affected states wednesday night it's 125000000 people. it's. essential supplies and we have states imposing such restrictions because there are many reports of a shortage of hospital beds maharashtra has a critical shortage of oxygen supply we're seeing reports pictures of long lines of ambulances with carrying patients waiting for hours outside hospitals and. because of the shortage of unfortunately on bodies piling hospitals in the state that has a disproportionately high death rate with long lines at crematorium and burial grounds the u.s. centers for disease control has the latest decision on the future use of the johnson and johnson coronavirus vaccine it's suspended that temporarily suspended
ministering the shots over its possible links to blood quotes the c.d.c. says it needs more time to collect information before it recommends further action 6 blood clots cases were reported among 7000000 people in the u.s. after they received the johnson and johnson vaccine. and overnight curfew is in effect in parts of the u.s. state of minnesota who are protesters rallied for a 4th night's in response to the fatal police shooting of don't take a rights earlier former police officer composer was charged with manslaughter over rights killing less than 20 kilometers away the murder trial for former officer derek sure and continued on wednesday who is accused of accused of murdering george floyd's she had returns in reports from brooklyn center. there are defense called a form of forensic pathologist who argued that floyd's history of hypertension disease on drug use but it couldn't be all good conclusively but the cause of his
death was being 68 by the officer and he's he's in a situation where he's been restrained in a very stressful situation. and. that creased his. reaction and that could. be considered a homicide and you put all of those together it's very difficult to say which of those is the most. i would fall back to and unlike the prosecution which was to prove chauvinist guilty of murder or manslaughter but the fence just has to raise a reasonable doubt in at least one juror's mind the true will is responsible for floyd's death fall even suggested that carbon monoxide from the tailpipe of the police car a drink to floyd while he was being knelt on going to help but it's may have been a contributory factor to his death something the prosecution seized upon did you see any here monitoring data that actually would give you getting information as to
what amount of carbon monoxide if any would have been and breathing so. you know because it was not tested it was a yes or no question you haven't seen any have i have not seen you need it the prosecution suggested file that had misled the jury about the science of this fixation pointed out that followed made money out of his medical testimony probably himself is a controversial figure he's being sued by the family of a 19 year old black man in maryland who died after being smothered by police they accused him of helping cover up police wrongdoing i was the trial continued in downtown minneapolis i'm not like case of a black man killed in a police encounter this time 16 kilometers away in the suburb of brooklyn something 20 year old dante wright was shot dead. on sunday the officer who pulled the trigger kim was charged with 2nd degree manslaughter those representing the right family ridiculed the idea of a poster had reached for her gun thinking it was
a taser when you look at the fact that you didn't know what a 26 year veteran. if she did know in 26 years the difference in size and weight of a gun as opposed to a tase then how was she a veteran in police how was she even on the force that long paul has been released on bail and once again hundreds of protesters gathered outside brooklyn santa police station to register their outrage at the death of another young black man needlessly as a result of police escalation that to simply did not need to happen the response from the security forces pepper spray flash bangs and the threats of arrest insureds escalation. downs the al-jazeera group and some to minnesota. still ahead on al-jazeera afghans share their hopes and fears for the future after
washington confirms the withdrawal of u.s. troops and cancer in gaza the hours have already lost 2 children and that if you want karim is suffering and he can't get the treatment he needs. there's development as you probably well aware not far away from this very slow moving but it will and the pricing strength is the 1st typhoon of this year but it's like you just said over water i know looks like it's going towards the philippines you get some edge of facts here but don't think you'll make landfall still we'll watch it in case it does mean this is where the energy is so when the sun storms are up here very few are now in indonesia particularly east in the news yeah there are some in north borneo some in sumatra and still quite
a lot in myanmar and up in thailand as you might expect australia too has obviously changed season this is now a culture. and the next one's there is coming out from the bite it should be called who it got some legacy warms in the land in the sun similar case of melbourne 1616 the breezes drop by the time you get to friday there are a few showers in tropical queens and but not many there were a few in the pilbara in western australia here too it's now sunshine person about 26 degrees now there is if i'm to showers all that frontal system that goes for new south wales this is the area that suffered as extreme flooding just a couple of weeks ago so it won't be welcome brian but it's there all the same as the new zealand back to normal rain on the west coast. but. when the covert 19 pandemic hit iran. a
filmmaker cut adrift from his crew began documenting life from the lock down made on those international sanctions. an intimate portrayal of isolation in one of the world's least understood countries coronavirus lockdown iran people in power on al-jazeera. the the end of the. my. place is al jazeera a quick reminder of the top stories this hour the u.s. and nato say they're ending their military campaign in afghanistan after 20 years president joe biden announced all troops in afghanistan will be withdrawn by
september the 11th india has recorded more than 200000 new cases of coronavirus in a single day for the 1st time for all or just say the surge is partly being fueled by super special events including religious festivals and political rallies. and police and protesters have been facing off from the u.s. state of minnesota for a 4th night with the fatal police shooting of don't say why it's an overnight curfew is now in place in the suburbs of brooklyn center. america's objectives in afghanistan was to overthrow the taliban and al qaeda but since then the taliban has become a key player in diplomatic talks with the u.s. and afghan governments or birdman the reports. from the book store she runs in saying that prominent says the news of the u.s. will be withdrawing all its troops from afghanistan has left her with a feeling of dread. i as an afghan girl can easily study and work as the current
government is in power but if the us troops leave the country and the civil war happens or if the taliban takes over i will not be able to study or work i won't even be able to go out. on the streets of the capital people have mixed feelings. the americans have not fulfilled their responsibility to afghanistan their responsibility is to ensure a strong government the rule of law and democracy in afghanistan and ensure that people's concerns relate from terrorism drugs intervention by other countries. they failed to fulfill the promises they have made to the afghan people discourses are not useful to afghanistan because their presence has not changed the country's security situation president ashraf ghani has welcomed the move in a series of tweets he posted after speaking to the u.s. president joe biden he says afghan security forces are capable of defending their
own people an official from the afghan peace negotiations team shares his optimism but in the past at least 2 years it has been our national security defense forces that has been fighting on the front line specially since february this being the. international force on the ground the taliban who has been buying for power since being overthrown by the u.s. in 2001 has welcomed the move. the withdrawal of the foreign troops as our peoples demand and this is something we fought for in the last 20 years this was always our objective at the end of the day the withdrawal must take place. the united nations says at least 44000 afghan civilians have been killed since the beginning of the war at least 100000 afghans have died overall but many now fear attacks by the taliban. in the previous few months rights groups say
there's been a rise in targeted killings of government officials civil society leaders and journalists although president gurley has prepared a plan to reach a political settlement with the taliban with an absence of a cease fire the biggest fear for many is that the country could plunge back into a new civil war and for people like for a month and all those affected by almost 2 decades of conflict only time will tell how the troop pullout will affect their lives nor about a manly al-jazeera. climate envoy john kerry is in shanghai it's a meets with chinese leaders the visit is to make the environments an area of course or collaboration between 2 of the world's biggest polluters it's the 1st trip to china by a high ranking biden administration official china wants to become carbon neutral by 26 states the u.s. is also expected to announce a new target for reducing emissions katrin e.u.
has more now from shanghai. well the thought of relatively low expectations for this meeting but it is seen as a positive step in the right direction both the u.s. and china seem to sincerely want to work closer together to fight climate change and that's crucial because these 2 countries together count for more than hoffa the world's greenhouse gas emissions and china just one on its own but despite that both sides want something a little different from this meeting in shanghai this week john kerry wants tighter to impose more stringent reduction targets when it comes to carbon emissions and beijing is going to be asking for washington to pledge to spend more to help developing countries transition to a new energy china is also looking at the optics of this meeting it wants to be seen as an equal to washington and it also wants to be seen by the international community as a leader in fighting climate change but at the same time many are skeptical that they were able to rise above the differences because the last time u.s.
and chinese officials and that was in alaska at the end of march there was a very frosty exchange between the 2 underscoring the unfriendly or even hostile nature of the bilateral relationship at the morning but john kerry has said that he's determined to separate the climate change issue from other issues over which if you so i disagree such as taiwan and hong kong. the southern african development community has sense officials into northern mozambique to assess the threats posed by armed groups last months dozens of people were killed and more than 11 people were displaced when the turn of pomo was attacked by i'm sure lynch fighters the u.n. says nearly a 1000000 people face severe hunger in the region. as more. when palmer was attacked by an armed group that calls itself al-shabaab people scattered many hid in the forest for weeks until it was safe for the end to move this group has just arrived in the provincial capital some of them look traumatized they say
they saw the children being killed some mothers say they don't know where they are they just saw them being taken away the bishop of pym says he suspects that this armed group is holding children as young as 11 in the camps and some analysts also say that they believe this armed group is recruiting child soldiers when families get to this reception center in him but they are registered and they will stay here until they can be moved to campus for internally displaced people is the stadium that's now a temporary home for them and conditions in here are basic and assistant team is being sent by the southern african development community that team is assessing threat levels and it will also see what other countries in southern africa can do to assist mozambique getting with a report back to african leaders at a meeting on mozambique that's expected to take place at the end of april. in the giraud an investigation is underway to find out what caused a fire at
a school that killed at least 20 children officials say the pupils were trapped in classrooms when the fire broke out in the capsule nyama. print the prime minister visited the site and promised to punish those responsible if the far started to live or. if the fire was criminal be assured we will find the perpetrators and we will do everything to ensure that we see the maximum sentence because this is not acceptable i don't know even ramadan to lose such young children is really sad and i expressed my condolences to the families. people in the caribbean islands of st vincents are being warned to keep well away from a volcano that's still erupting fools of rock in hopes smoking ash of destroyed crops and affected water supplies much of the island is covered in a thick layer of ash you began almost a week ago. iran the world the pandemic has made it more difficult for people to
receive health care as hospitals have become overwhelmed in the gaza strip patients needing specialized care overread he had very limited options night it's even worse and getting permission from israel to leave for treatment isn't a guarantee essential against shares one family's struggle with. cancer has waged a war on the awad family 1st it took their daughter ran up then their son mohammed and now it's returned were 11 year old karim the boy had a bone marrow transplant at a hospital in jerusalem and requires specialized follow up treatment unavailable in gaza however his father has been denied a medical permit to accompany him into israel he says no explanation has been given and there is no one else to escort his son home.
i want my father to come with me because he knows his way around israel and like my mom my mom has become tired. from the trauma of losing 2 children has shattered karim's mother psychologically so the task of ensuring karim gets the medical care he needs now falls soley on his father. i'm sad and frustrated not for myself before my son i'm worried about him and concerned about how to continue getting treatment for him the only solution is to continue treatment at the same hospital and the world health organization says through september of last year there was a 90 percent decline in applications for medical permits by palestinians seeking treatment in israel or abroad in gaza almost 30 percent of the application submitted were rejected to the israeli military tells al jazeera throughout the pandemic it is allowed entry to palestinians in the gaza strip in need of quote
life saving treatments and it works tirelessly to provide a medical response for humanitarian patients. there are 2 cancer centers in gaza to treat its population of more than $2000000.00 people they lack basic treatment such as radiation therapy each and it time we are using a lot of voice that we we are in need of i had an addition since that i got in gaza because i just said that in gaza it would. go to the suffering of more than 60 percent of my visions and water going outside of us. karim's father is really applying for a medical permit to take his son for treatment in israel after the deaths of his other 2 children he is painfully aware that access to quality cancer care may still not be enough natasha l. dizzier a gaza. if the rebels in yemen say they've launched an attack using drones and missiles only southern say the city of jesus and they say it caused
a fire at one target belonging to oil giant aramco saudi arabia hasn't confirmed the claim but earlier state television said a ballistic missile and 2 explosive laden drones have been intercepted yes democrats say they're investigating the sale of $23000000000.00 worth of weapons it's the united arab emirates the biden administration had approved the trump era deal after a review it includes advanced f. $35.00 aircraft armed drones and other equipment democrats overwhelmingly voted against the agreements when it was 1st raised over fears it would fuel the safety led military campaign in yemen. and north korea is marking the most important day in its calendar day of the sun which celebrates the birth date of its founding father kim il sung state run media has been painting a rosy picture of life there but it comes as north korea's leader at mit's his
country is facing many problems of macbride reports from so. this is the upbeat image north korea wants to project to the world extensive coverage on state run media of leader kim jong un presiding over projects that improve people's lives like this housing development in pyongyang or of happy citizens taking part in a drawing of a calligraphy festival to coincide with the day of the sun and good news features such as this one about a flourishing culture thanks to the beneficence of north korea's leader julian in terms of them to get a respected general secretary took measures to build a factory so that people could have tea at any time and place. but domestically kim jong un has had to deliver a far more somber assessment of the multiple problems his country is facing and that his people are all too aware of more than
a year of self-imposed isolation because of the pandemic has compounded the impact of international sanctions and food shortages from last year's storms that ruined crops we need our only then will i ask party members and all liberals to wage another more difficult arduous march in order to relieve the people's hardships as they follow their party as their mother. the arduous march is the euphemism for the famine in north korea suffered during the 1990 s. following the collapse of its ally the soviet union and failed harvests kim jong un's comparison with those grim days seems to be the clearest admission yet of the extent of his country's problems more proof of the northside salacious came with the announcement it won't be taking part in the upcoming tokyo olympics dashing the south korean hopes of trying to revive diplomacy around contacts at the games but state run media has focused attention instead on athletes training for games to
mark the day of the sun as further evidence that on this most important day in north korea's calendar everything is just fine macbride al jazeera so. this is al-jazeera and these other headlines the u.s. and nato say they're ending their military campaign in afghanistan after 20 years president joe biden and i installed troops in afghanistan will be withdrawn by september the 11th nato has about 10000 troops stationed there in your country for a has the reaction from kabul where president ashraf ghani says the governments well work with the u.s. to make sure.