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decided to costs the piece of cake and shooting. and you documentary explored the desperate state of democracy in lebanon. ah, through the eyes of those who are losing hope every day o dreams are becoming blue. democracy, maybe. democracy for sale on al jazeera. ah, the bomb says through a mosque in the afghan city of condos killing at least 60 people in the worst attack since the taliban take over. ah! hello again, i am peach adobe. you're watching al jazeera alive from doha, also coming up. jealous. dmitri murat off and maria resar, when the nobel peace prize for their work defending freedom of expression,
migration, and the so called war on drugs tops the agenda as the us and mexico meet trying to mend freight relations. and the european union sense of wanting after a polish court challenges e u. legal authority. let's get going to afghanistan and the deadliest attack since the taliban took power. an explosion inside a she a mosque was killed at the 60 people and wounded more than $100.00. it happened during a friday press service in the northern city of condemns close to the border with tucker pakistan. no group has claimed responsibility, but the taliban has been dealing with a growing threat posed by iso. let's speak now to hashem alberta, who's in northern afghanistan in the city of missouri sharif hash. im just looking at the latest pictures is the scene of carnage and understandable chaos.
indeed the people that we talk to include does what, what, what basically talking about pandemonium horrifying says ah, after the blast that took place inside the moss and dozens of people were killed. dozens injured, many of them in critical condition. this is why the expect of the death toll to further climb in the upcoming hours. now, local media quoting security forces in on to say this was a suicide. former who managed to get into the mosque and detonated himself. friday is friday, mid day. friday. prayers are the highlight of the most sacred day for muslims during the week. and basically this is where i would expect huge number of worshippers to be inside the moss. and this was the exactly the case with the hannah bed mosque. this is a she are a hazard, i may not a tea,
a mosque. and in the past we've seen similar a task out art by these like state of what are san targeting minorities, particularly this year hustlers across different parts of, of madison. but i have to remind our viewers so far that there's been no claim of responsibility so far as far as the attacks are concerned. but when you look peter at the strings of events, the started says the taliban takeover of land is done in august. we've seen ice gay moving forward, expanding its footprint, launching attacks of the cowboy international airport on wednesday. the 6th of august. then at ask in joanna bad than 5 days ago and attack in a cabin and to day if this is their signature attack. that could be an indication by the eyes gave every, are moving forward to further expand that influence in a lot of them, whoever was behind the attack ration is it your sense that anger on the streets will be directed at them or perhaps even directed at the tally and because we
remember just before the taliban took cobble, they also took the bag ram airbase. they opened up a prison that was housing hundreds, if not thousands of highly undesirable people. clearly the us led forces on the ground at that time didn't know what to do with them, so they put them in prison inside the bag ram airbase. the taliban reportedly set them free. what peter pipper will definitely vent. they're frustrated frustration. other taliban for different reasons. we do understand that when a, with the taliban takeover, hundreds of ice gay and al qaeda fighters managed to flee from the different a jays across afghanistan. and some of these people are highly trained very well trained in the, in the suicide bombing attacks. and also in planting roadside bombs, and this explains the optic in those attacks over the last few weeks in general
about cowboy and today in a condo. now i was talking to taliban officials in the past and they said that they were pretty much concerned about the number of those i escaped quite as particularly ice gay. they're pretty much concerned about ice gay fighters because the numbers that they say is higher than the number of al qaeda fighters in afghanistan. concerned for many reasons. they say that there are cells in cobbled cells in a, in also in a journal, a bad and villas cells in some parts or the northern parts of, of land them, particularly around calendars and also northern of missouri as sheriff. and this could be the moment where the taliban will have to show to the international community and to the afghan people the are determined above in need to crack down on ice gain a flat is our 1st of all because the international committee and the americans in particular, it is quite clear that taliban will continue to be isolated. a less that prevent
ice k from using offline is 10 as a platform to launch attacks against western targets. well, what is happening today is an indication that talley bands main rivals enough lightness than could be behind this attack. were dozens of innocent civilians were killed, wishes definitely go into dant, the reputation of the taliban, which when it came to power here, it said our major asset, there was no safety and security and applied. is that now we managed to implement that today, that was not the case. passion, thank you very much. staying in afghanistan, the un human rights council has agreed to appoint a new special rapport church to the country. they'll be responsible for monitoring human rights following the taliban takeover. amnesty international has welcomed the decision, saying an independence investigative mechanism will be critical. the organization has accused the taliban of human rights violations, including targeted killings of civilians and the blocking of humanitarian aid. stephanie decker is in cobble we haven't had any official reaction from the taliban
as of yet in terms of, you know, whether they would cooperate with such a position. we're expecting that position to be taken up around march of next year . but of course the a, the country's now controlled by the taliban. so any movement across the country needs to be coordinated with them. and then of course, if you have any taliban presence, if you're interviewing any sort of survivors or victims of a legit atrocities, if you have any shadow been present, they will be a possible to speak pretty. it's already very difficult to verify things at the moment. there's a lot of reports of taliban going house to house intimidating those. it used to work for the government with foreign forces translator. as you know, female judges gone into hiding because many prisoners were released. taliban chasing them. these things are very difficult to verify on an independent basis or what is absolutely true is that people remain fearful, certainly in general about what the future holds. but i think this is also a message from the international community that the eyes are on the taliban,
that they're trying to put pressure on them to adhere to certain things that were agreed upon in doha to this agreement of courses at a time when the tide of on once, and needs international legitimacy, recognizing it as the official government of this country because you're talking about millions and millions of dollars of aid that is being withheld. now that is really having an impact on the ground here people i cannot stress enough like do not have enough to eat. they don't have the means to buy anything. people are selling their household items. you have many people who live hand to mouth day by day labor as you go out and simply survive on the little a few dollars they make a day top television delegate. so making their way to the country capital to haul, to hold talks with country officials, they're the delegation of set to meet representatives of other countries to the will discuss the political situation in afghanistan a day after that powerful earthquake hits pakistan, south western region, families of burying their dead and those killed and they are taking in the full extent of the destruction. at least 22 people are confirmed dead. rescuers are
still searching for survivors. many more were injured and they've been left homeless and bellagio stands ha, nay, province. that's the worst hit region is acid, big 1st came the 5.9 magnitude earthquake, then the death and destruction. and now people are burying their dead in this impoverished region of focused on the survivors have to try and rebuilt the live injured caliber. there is fear all over. we are all from a neighbourhood. almost the whole city will have to spend the night outside. the houses. rooms of verandas are not in a condition to spend the night. there all have been damaged. most people here live in much houses. many of them were unable to withstand the force of the earthquake and collapsed as if those inside were asleep. prime minister emron corn has sent his condolences and promised aid and compensation for those affected, but some say they are still in need of help acquire him badly and haven't received
any help from anyone, nor any of the government. officials have visited, we are in extreme distress and are in dire need of help living under open skies. after my build homes were completely collapsed, it's not that this is vicky. we're just the updated. i'm a poor lady with full kitch despite the fact i did my masters am unemployed and that's why i'm worried about how i'll be able to rebuild my house as winter is approaching and i'm penny less likely job in some regions are isolated and rescue efforts have been further hampered after road le blocked by landslides caused by the quake hunter of people are displeased, and we are trying to relieve them. we are thankful, a 2 hour armed forces and our army for quick transportation by haley's her to her to the she image greater or from this sport i didn't, and her we are hopeful letter. we are doing our 1st to healy via bluetooth them.
hospitals in the regional capital creature or treat and be injured. but some of the countries poised people live in the region small villages and they will need the most help in the days, weeks and months ahead. i said big i, j 0 the nobel peace prize has been awarded to journalists, maria theresa, and dmitri murat. off the norwegian nobel committee announced a pair of joint winners of the 2021 prior to the ceremony. in our slow, the chair woman barrett rice, anderson commended them for their fearless journalism. miss rest and mr. murata, are receiving the peace prize for their courageous pies. for freedom of expression in the philippines, and in russia. at the same time, they are representatives of all journalists who stand up for this ideal in the world in which democracy and freedom of the press. hayes increasingly
adverse conditions beyond. beyond is the justice reporter for rep lubbock, the organization website. maria ross, a co founder, she says, threats to press freedom, continue for journalists in the philippines. i think we've just braced his dad to be as free as we can be. every since rattler wasa was create that. i mean there are attacks you're in there. we've been trying to shut down in 2018 where he has been, has been convicted. not just rattler, abs. you've been, the largest network has been shut down. so there are threats to freedom. but filipino journalist, one thing, the 1st is to be free and i think the nobel when just, you know, it's a vindication of such and an affirmation that what wriggling you just have to continue doing. i don't think we have to, you know, what bother with her biller selves with what length to cross not to be political, you know, to cross the line over the political position. i think we just have to tell the truth and if that truth gets in the cross hairs of the, of the president,
then that's what it is. and i think that that's what we all during the lesson the philippines tried to do is just to tell the truth, no matter what line it crosses, plenty more still to come for you. here on out exiting almost 200 people rescued in nigeria, they were kidnapped in separate incidents and hidden in a forest early voting went on the way in iraq's parliamentary elections. the big games on sunday there was anger among some boots as those who say they are not allowed to cost them balance. ah, there was all the real action weatherwise of these 2 tropical storms. north of your screen. we look for the south and see rather lack, rather dearth of significant thunderstorms or showers. there are few in sumatra,
a few borneo if you're in slow lazy but nothing much to be honest. that's where we energy has gone and also that equally, not much in the sky, this bit is persistent band of ray, which is even showing tendency to was winter all a butter 2 degrees, snow. it's been mongolia, but this is rain and this is rain drifting stresses, the yellow sea and the korean french at the same time lie and rock is producing probable flooding in grand on union and the northern part of viet nam, hong kong tennis eastern edge. you have rough season, a strong wind at almost persistent rain through saturday and sunday was an improvement come monday. as the monsoon starts to retreat through india, it goes circulation in the raven seat and another strength in the flow across the and the nickels in between the 2, there are a few shouts from gary southwards. it could very well be that you see flash does, but it's really in port blair where the worst of it is. i've seen gusts over 120 kilometers per hour, but generally a strong wind with persistent heavy rain that through saturday, sunday,
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welcome back. 1415 hours g m t, your top stories, afghan official say at least 60 people have been killed and a bomb attack. the sheer masking condoms, no group has claimed responsibility, but the taliban has been dealing with a growing threat posed by iso beaman human rights council. has agreed to appoint a new special rapport term to afghanistan. they'll be responsible for monitoring human rights following the taliban takeover and the nobel peace prize has been awarded to journalists, maria reza and dmitri murat, off committee chair woman barrett rice. anderson commanded them for their fearless journals. turning to mexico for the u. s. secretary of state antony, blinkin and other top officials are there to discuss a new security deal. it's aimed at reducing violence and drug trafficking by sharing information across the board up in a moment. we'll hear from alan fisher life for us this hour at the white house.
she'll take us through what the u. s. is planning to do 1st to manuel rob pollo in mexico city. many good to talk to again, information sharing across the border. how can that be changed or morphed into a push back against the cartels there's a lot to unpack in these talks that are taking place here in mexico city. and the official agenda of these talks does outline that we heard from the mexican president this morning during a press conference here in mexico city. saying that the talks would cover a wide range of topics. they would not only be talking about security to curb a trans national crime as well as a, as the approach on drug cartels. but topics like immigration reopening, the u. s. border, which has been closed since last year. all of that would be on the table. but the real star of the show, you could say, the main point here is this so called us mexico bicentennial framework for security, public health and save communications. it really is
a shame that it doesn't lend itself better to a, to an acronym. but the idea is to establish a new security strategy to replace the medi that initiative which was signed in 2008. between then president george w bush and former mexican president philippe cal did on. this was a 3000000000 dollar a deal over the span of 13 years to curb trans national crime, to train police here to try to provide assistance to the, to the justice system to provide training and equipment. but many here, security analysts view, this is a failure because it did at the end of the day, failed to stop the violent stop, the violence, so many here see this some these talks taking place as a sort of approach by the united states, an attempt to sort of rekindle a secured or security relationship bilateral security relationship that fizzle dissolved a bit during the trump administration. and many view this as a something that may not likely result in a signed agreement. at least not today. given that mexico is a bit more reluctant to allow the united states to interfere with what mexico sees
as domestic issues, mexico has also said that they want the united states to do more to stem the flow of illegal weapons, entering mexico as a sort of pre cursor to the signing of a new bilateral relationship, but really, there does seem to be optimism from both sides. a willingness to work together, mexico's president said this morning as well. that regardless of, of, of the outcome of today, ah, the, what, what he does expect is a quote strength and relationship between mexico and the united states. many, many thanks, manuel. repulse there for us in mexico city live. now the white house my correspond that alan fisher. so alan was talking about a reinvigorated war on drugs, but it's been going on on an off for what a generation now. what's the u. s. p that the by the administration brings to the table here more you got to look at this on, on a couple of levels as international politics is never just one thing as it. first of all, there's a relationship between mexico and the united states. and it's been strained over
recent months, essentially says joe biden came into the white house, and there was the, the guesting of a senior cuban official and mexico for the near the they did the independence day celebrations. when the president and mexico was said, hasn't cuba done very well to withstand the embargo for many years? the americans didn't particularly like that. joe biden was invited to meet at the president. that hasn't happened. he sent his secretary of state instead. so you can see that there's a bit of tension there, although both sides would have you believe everything is okay. but then there's the 2nd level of this security deal. i and it simply wasn't working that the u. s. pump $3300000000.00 and to mexico to help in the fight against the car dales. but when andreas manuel lopez opened a door came into office, he said there has to be a different approach because as a manual said, it simply wasn't working. so his approach seems to be and the american view, much more give him a hog less embraced them. let's see. we can do in local communities. that's not
quite what america wants to do. so they're trying to get this deal to reinvigorate the fight against the cartels, the trafficking across the border. and the also want makes good to do more when it comes to people coming through mexico and getting to the mexican u. s. border. so it's all about reinvigorating this relationship. joe biden sent a message on independence day to say you've got to work closely with your neighbors . he was obviously talking about mexico. okay. but at that, that relationship hasn't worked as well as it could. and they're hoping here at the white house and particularly the state department with the head of homeland security being there as well with the attorney general being and mexico with antony blinking. this might start a new phase of relationships between the u. s. and mexico, but particularly between the bite and white house. and i need the, the, the presidency of president over the door. interesting times they're cross that mexico u. s. border. allan many thanks, unofficial. that outside the white house security forces of freed, at least
a 187 people who were kidnapped by armed gangs in northern nigeria. the hostages, including some babies, were rescued from a forest in the state of zum fara. they've been held for weeks. nigerian forces recently launched a major security operation against kidnappers, in the states which borders near acme address has more now, from kaduna. these operations have been going on and ahead of these operations are there were a measures a raft of measures announced by governments in the region, announcing our measures that will help security forces deal with the situation. these include the cutting of telephone networks and those areas banning the cell of patrol in cans in other containers and also banding the use of motorcyclists in the region, which is of course ah, the preferred means of transportation by these band is because it's easy to maneuver in the forest and other bushes, with motorcycles rather than heavy duty vehicles. they've also announced the shutting down of market transportation of animals which of course the bandits. i go
and rustle and sell to make profit and buy more guns and continue the operations. and as the operations continue, we hear reports of these bandits after their camps have been destroyed by military, bombardments, and ground forces. they are, they are beginning to move to other states in the northwest and central parts of nigeria. so it's still an operation going on in northwest nigeria and probably in north central parts of niger. okay, let's get you across the latest on that breaking story. this past few hours, the nobel peace prize has gone to 2 people. one of the recipients, there is live outside his offices in moscow. dmitri murat off at will dip into what he's saying maybe a little later here on al jazeera for before that though, let's so live to the other recipient. maria ross at rappers co founder. she is splitting, i guess, the nobel peace prize between herself and up. mr. murat off, maria. i'm going to call you maria because we have met face to face. we had a conversation at one of the doha debates here
a few years ago. congratulations to you and to wrap law from al jazeera english maria. when the nobel committee phoned you up and says, surprise, guess what? you've won. what goes through your mind? at that point? i was shocked. you know, and you can, you, can you read shock in my voice? i was also lied at that point for a, for a panel on a 1000 what's, which is this documentary that was done about wrapped where it, but we've had to goes through the last few years. but i get, you know, i went from stunned to shocked, too. when i was asked the reaction in that same i panel it hit me and i, i cried, and now i'm i, i am very humbled and honored and, and hopefully thankful that journalists have that have yet the attention. the committee made a way to show that a journalists under attack are critical and that perhaps the,
our future it is going to be dependent on how well we do our jobs. what do you think it says about your journalism and also how your journalism is received in the and i'm going to use a phrase that you've used for several years now. how your journalism is received in this global ecosystem, where it is taken absorbed, tainted, misinterpreted, and i guess twisted and then used against you. yeah, so our experience in the philippines is actually, i think, the experience of everyone around the world, when new shar, immunizations last, i'd be keeping powers to technology platforms. are that those platforms abdicated. responsibility for the public sphere and back has made facts debatable because the data, facts, and lies are actually treated equally. in fact, the algorithms of the world's largest distributor of news facebook actually
favors lies laced with anger and hate outspread faster and tre. they've been tracks . so when facts are debatable, when you don't have facts, then you can't have truth. and then you can't have trust about any of these things . you don't have a shared reality, you can't have democracy. you certainly can't have any meaningful human engage, deal with the existential prompts will trace climate ah, the corona virus. so i think this is what the choice of the committee has shown that we must maintain facts, but the people in charge of maintaining the acts, the people tasks that are facing far greater danger than we ever had before. okay, maria, but how does the world, how to journalists fix that? because on its most simplistic level, you've got to get to those people, your publication honest journalists have got to get to those people and ask them to trust you. ask them to believe you. you've got to find some way to overturn,
i guess you could call it the fascism of lying, the fascism of untruths. but those people live in these eco chambers of facebook and twitter. that's why the peace prize didn't go to facebook or twitter because that's the domain that those people existed. how do you get to them, and how do you change this? i, we were carried on 3 fronts. the 1st this too exposed to tell people to do these stories that show exactly how insidious manipulation happens, how social media has, has become a behavior modification system. the 2nd is to actually strengthen independent journalism. continue to demand um in this case, legislation for the attack. and then i just was recently i accepted a co chair for the national fund for public interest media along with the former a ceo of the new york times to to actually try how independent media survivors. and then the 3rd pillar is community that you talk about trust. well,
you can't have trust if the platforms t get if a virus of wise enters the information ecosystem. so that way you do that is you begin to create communities that build resilience and and we're going to do that by making sure that it is fact based evidence based reasoning that some help take apart the problems will traits. this is the nobel peace prize piece, or peacemaking has been in pretty short supply over the past, particularly over the past what 234 years in the philippines in the middle east, across some of the african countries. you and i have talked about it, face to face, we discussed it on inside story as well. you're not a peacemaker. per se. respectfully, you're not. you're a journalist, you're an old fashioned, hard nose not don't or journalist. when you run your editorial meetings and you hate you say to your staff, yes. hit publish, hit send, put it on the website,
do you perceive yourself as a peacemaker? or a you a journalist who's kind of laying out the facts to your readership. they are kind of identical in the sense that and this is interesting, the way you made that out there are identical in the sense that it goes back to the fact how do you make peace, right? you're going to have to get all sides to actually agree that this is, you know, what it is. this is a canna of, of soda, but you're going to have to get people to understand that and agree to that. and if you can do that, then you can begin to heal divisions that are there as it stands right now. the divisions are what's being pounded. why information operations that helps power consolidate power? does it come down to a reality? perhaps maria, under this, whether it's mister to 30, whether it's vladimir putin, whether it's any autocrat around the world, sooner or later nobody is going to win sooner or later. people always have to talk
. they always have to get rhonda negotiating table. absolutely. and that's that meaningful human and ever look, i've always said that we have to treat this time as like like $945.00 after hiroshima, after an atom bomb exploded. and we needed to stop humanity from doing the worst to humanity. i and, and what, what came out of that multilateral multi sector all they came together. they created the united nations. they created the universal declaration of human rights . and somehow, by coming together, by agreeing these are our principles. we were able to create this period of, of relative peace, right? so you're, you're, you're making me really think about it, but i think that's our role. our role is to make sure you have the facts. and so the, every one is sitting.