31 Burst results for "Alan Johnston"

Iranian Official Says Iran May Be Forced to Seek Nuclear Arms

BBC Newshour

00:38 sec | 4 months ago

Iranian Official Says Iran May Be Forced to Seek Nuclear Arms

"Iran's intelligence minister. Math mood, Alavi has said in a highly unusual remark that his country could develop a nuclear weapon if it felt threatened. Alan Johnston reports. The intelligence minister made his remark and alive interview on state TV. He began by saying, as Iranian officials always do that the country's nuclear program was intended for purely peaceful purposes. But then he suggested this might not be the case if the nation was in danger, the minister like and Iran to a cat, saying it might act unpredictably if it was cornered.

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Israel Heads Toward Yet Another Election, Its 4th in 2 Years

Not Too Shabby

00:51 sec | 6 months ago

Israel Heads Toward Yet Another Election, Its 4th in 2 Years

"Israel looks set to be plunged into its fourth election in two years following the failure off efforts to hold together its governing coalition are ARB Affairs analyst Alan Johnston says an election couldn't come at a worse time for the prime minister. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's governing coalition has been a fraud and unhappy affair from the start. It hasn't yet found a way to pass a state budget and without one by law, parliament will automatically be dissolved midnight. This would trigger an election in the spring. Mr Netanyahu is a formidable campaigner, but he'd be fighting this election at a particularly tough time. He's being criticized for his handling of the Corona virus pandemic and he'd be campaigning justices trial on corruption charges was getting underway

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Saudi Arabia launches women's football league

BBC World Service

00:30 sec | 1 year ago

Saudi Arabia launches women's football league

"Saudi Arabia's announced the establishment of a female football league is the latest in a series of steps that ease the traditionally tight restrictions on women in the kingdom the B. B. C.'s Alan Johnston has more on this officials said the aim was to boost female participation in sports the setting up the league is part of efforts by crown prince Mohammed bin Salman to free up social life in Saudi Arabia it was only two years ago that women were first allowed into stadiums to watch

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Iran's space program fails to put satellite into orbit

Weekend Edition Sunday

00:51 sec | 1 year ago

Iran's space program fails to put satellite into orbit

"Iran has failed in its latest attempt to send a satellite into space Tehran launched a satellite a short time ago but Iranian state TV says it didn't reach orbit the B. B. C.'s Alan Johnston reports the US remains highly suspicious of Iran's space efforts in Iranian minister said the satellite launch was part of a mission aimed at gathering information helpful for research on issues like earthquakes and agricultural development the US has said in the past that Iran satellite program is a cover for the development of long range missiles it fears the rockets use could be adapted to carry nuclear warheads Iran says it has no intention of acquiring atomic weapons at least two previous Iranian satellite launch attempts have

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Iran to launch satellite; U.S. says program linked to missiles

BBC World Service

00:44 sec | 1 year ago

Iran to launch satellite; U.S. says program linked to missiles

"Iran says it's about to launch a scientific research satellites into space as all Middle East analyst Alan Johnston reports it's a development that's likely to worry the United States an Iranian minister said the satellite launch was part of a mission aimed at gathering information helpful for research on issues like earthquakes and agricultural development the US has said in the past that Iran satellite program is a cover for the development of long range missiles he fears the rockets use could be adapted to carry nuclear warheads Iran says it has no intention of acquiring atomic weapons at least two previous Iranian satellite launch attempts have

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Libya's east-based forces say key coastal city captured

Not Too Shabby

00:57 sec | 1 year ago

Libya's east-based forces say key coastal city captured

"The forces of the Libyan warlords general highly for Huff to say they've stormed and taken control of the coastal city of see it which up to now has been in the hands of the countries you and backed government on Middle East analyst Alan Johnston reports general have to US forces say they first seized areas surrounding said then pushed rapidly and towards its center a resident then told the Reuters news agency that the attacking troops now controlled large parts of the city but the U. N. backed government that held it hasn't yet commented on the situation isn't entirely clear over the years general Haftar has taken control of much of Libya but several key cities like said remains beyond his grasp the general has intensified his efforts to gain ground in recent weeks as Turkey prepares to ramp up its military support to the beleaguered

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NW Syria at breaking point, warns of more displaced

All Things Considered

00:50 sec | 1 year ago

NW Syria at breaking point, warns of more displaced

"In Syria government forces backed by Russia continued to advance against rebel fighters and it'll province the latest fighting displays nearly two hundred fifty thousand people the V. sees Alan Johnston reports doctors say their hospitals are full and they don't have enough resources is in a live have been telling the international rescue committee aid agency of the severe problems they're facing the I. R. C. says the medics was struggling to care for hundreds of thousands of people displaced by fighting earlier in the year now there are many many more people needing help with hospitals schools and mosques filling up lots of families and being forced to camp in the open with temperatures on the is zero at night they urgently need better shelter food and fuel to keep warm the BBC's Alan Johnston

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Iranian president announces another break from nuclear deal

The Michael Medved Show

00:55 sec | 1 year ago

Iranian president announces another break from nuclear deal

"Iran will begin emerging uranium it's underground Ford facility on Wednesday rolling back another commitment under the two thousand fifteen nuclear date the reigning president Hassan Rouhani said gas would be injected into more than a thousand centrifuge devices at what school the full dope plant activating the uranium enrichment process that this constitutes a further violation of technical agreements in the international accord that aims to curb Iran's nuclear program the Iranians began breaking commitments they made earlier this year following president trump's decision to abandon the agreement the US is impose sweeping sanctions on Tehran in an effort to pressure it into renegotiating the accord BBC correspondent Alan Johnston reporting president trump wanted Iran to negotiate a new treaty placing indefinite curbs on its nuclear program and also hold its development of ballistic

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 Turkey, US conduct 'safe zone' joint patrols in north Syria

BBC World Service

00:40 sec | 1 year ago

Turkey, US conduct 'safe zone' joint patrols in north Syria

"The United States and Turkey have begun joint military patrols in northeastern Syria in his own sense of along the border Alan Johnston explains the first joint patrol began with almond Turkish vehicles crossing into Syria to link up with American troops the liberating a strip of territory along the border its establishment is involved Syrian Kurdish fighters pulling back from the frontier something Turkey has wanted for a long time the kids have been important US allies in the fight against the Islamic state group in Syria but Turkey regards the Kurdish malicious as a serious

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 Syrian government opens corridor for civilians in rebel area

BBC Newshour

00:35 sec | 1 year ago

Syrian government opens corridor for civilians in rebel area

"The Syrian government says it's opened a humanitarian corridor to allow civilians to flee from part of the rebel held province of Egypt which has been the scene of intense fighting Alan Johnston reports Russian banks Syrian government forces recently cutoff of pockets of rebel held territory in southern Italy it's understood the humanitarian corridor would allow civilians that too is scary people in opposition held territory are often wary of crossing into government controlled areas since two games this life the civilians in Italy busy extremely

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17 killed in attack on military parade in Yemen's Aden

Radio Specials

00:50 sec | 2 years ago

17 killed in attack on military parade in Yemen's Aden

"Who see rebels in Yemen have attacked operated a military camp near the city of Agen killing at least seventeen people rebel sources say ballistic missile and drone we used in the assault Alan Johnston reports and I come from a witness at the parade grounds said there had been an explosion behind a viewing stands later soldiers was seen weeping over the body of what's believed to be in a come Monday the rebels say the parade as part of preparations by pro government forces for a fresh assaults on who the hell terror tree north of Aiden a suicide bombing at a police station in the city killed three offices it's not known who was behind the blast but both of Qaida militants and Islamic state group extremists have carried out to taxing Aiden in the

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"alan johnston" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

02:44 min | 3 years ago

"alan johnston" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"I think he did acknowledge this is obviously potentially a political assassination. The concern that offense must have is that there's huge political factors here, Malaysia's relations with North Korea. The prosecution have pride not to mention North Korea at all. Got out of their way. Really not to talk much about the vol- men who will with the two women and who we believe organized the whole attack. In fact, there's evidence they're very senior North Korean agents. It was barely mentioned and the government hasn't either. I think the worry that offense has is that because the government cannot go after North Korea is unable to get any. Cooperation to get those agents back though this empty gonna try to pin the whole thing. All these two women have. We heard any reaction from their families. They must be quite disappointed at this latest turn of events, the families, a very poor living in small villages in Vietnam and Indonesia. We've heard very little from what we've heard is they feel obviously very distressed and bright powerless. The two women themselves that she looked quite shot today, their lawyers had expressed quite openly confidence that given the context of this, the always find that these women have no political background at all that the case would be dismissed against them. So I think it is a setback for them and obviously they've been imprisoned a very long time now, it's obviously quite distressing. Are the judges talking about hearings going through till January or February next year from past experience that time line could go on even longer Jonathan hand. The UN secretary General Antonio. Gutierrez has welcomed the calming of tensions in and around Gaza, he said, the Israelis and Palestine. Nian had responded to calls to avoid another devastating conflict, a Middle East analyst. Alan Johnston reports at times in recent days, it seemed Gaza could be plunged into all out war. Amid extreme tensions on the territory's border HAMAs militants launched waves of rocket fire and Israel carried out many ads strikes. But Egypt, Sharon mediation efforts helped to hope the hostilities on Wednesday, Israel eased its blockade of Gaza. And it says, if the com- continues it lame to increase fuel supplies, the AGIP shins. Hope they can build on this improving atmosphere. They're still working to try to broker a long term ceasefire Alan Johnston now for better or worse. WI fi has changed. Our lives will now American researchers think it could save lives to his Jonathan savage. If we're not using it or either searching for it or complaining about a lack of it. Now. As impossible as this may sound to those of us who live our lives. Online American researchers found a way to make WI fi even more important according to a.

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EU and Japan sign trade deal covering a third of the world's economy

BBC Newshour

04:57 min | 3 years ago

EU and Japan sign trade deal covering a third of the world's economy

"Hello I'm Marion Marshall with, the BBC news the European Union says a free trade deal just signed with Japan sent a clear message against protectionism the EU council president Donald tusk said the two. Sides would defend a world based on rules freedom and common sense in? An apparent reference to the, imposition, of, tariffs by, the Trump administration mister to describe the deal with Tokyo as a light in the darkness do you want to know. What is the real risk for our business if companies people the risk political thorough aggressive rhetoric unpredictability irresponsibly the real risk. For, our business Not The accord is expected to benefit European food produces and Japanese. Carmakers it has to be ratified by the European parliament and Japan's, assembly the Spanish Prime. Minister Pedro Sanchez has told parliament that his centre-left government will introduce a new law on sexual consent to remove ambiguities in rape cases announcing the government's. Program he said sex without explicit consent would be considered, rape We are going to bring forward this measure and we'll. Do it with a view to specialized training for those working in this field incorporating, the concept of explicit. Consent everything done by those administering Justice clear if they say no it, means no and if. They don't say yes it. Means no to dozens of Syrian civilians of approach positions occupied by the Israeli. Army on the Golan Heights apparently seeking help or sanctuary they were among the. Thousands of people who've been displaced by fighting in southwestern Syria a Middle East. Analyst Alan Johnston reports video footage showed Syrian civilians gathering on a, rocky hillside close to. Frontier fence some stood waving white cloths it seemed a rather desperate attempt to get help or perhaps crossed the border but in Israeli soldier with a. Loudspeaker warned, the small crowd to move away thousands of Civilians who fed. A Syrian army advanced to the country southwest sheltering in the border region Israel weren't allow them to, cross into territory it'll. Keep is but it has sent aid across the frontier Israel has further tightened its blockade of the Gaza Strip suspending fuel supplies and. Reducing the area allowed for fishing. Off the coast the Israeli authorities, have the measures were in, retaliation for the. Hundreds of fires Gazans have caused, in neighboring Israel peon officials in the Oromia and Somali regions have agreed to the deployment of soldiers and police to end a conflict it's. Displaced more than eight hundred thousand people they also said a series of public meetings, will be held along. The border between the two areas to build peace you're listening to the, latest world news from. The BBC this is WNYC. In New York I'm Richard Hake to immigrant children is set to be reunited. With their parents after the government separated the the border last week a federal judge in Connecticut rule the. Separation unconstitutional Davis, Donovan member station w. s. h. u. reports. The children have been staying in a group home in, Connecticut their parents, watch the federal court hearing last week through teleconference link. From a detention center in Texas child psychiatrist diagnosed the children with post traumatic. Stress disorder US Senator Richard Blumenthal. Of Connecticut blame the Trump administration the department of Justice's cruel and inhumane policy of separating children from their parents has. Meant that these two children in Connecticut have. Endured unimaginable trauma and tragedy in their lives a US attorney says the parents are being paroled from federal custody and. Reunited with their children immediately the NYPD is launching internal. Disciplinary proceedings against the officer who. Put Eric garner and a. Fatal chokehold only if the US department of Justice doesn't file charges by September first officials say Daniel, Pantaleo has remained unmodified Duty since Garner's death for years ago on New York one mayor de Blasio approved of the department's announcement and says. The decision, on, the case is long overdue I think it's been a painful for everyone involved obviously particularly, for the garner family to not have resolution Charleena might be. These doing exactly the right thing here a spokesperson for the Justice department says it already told the NYPD it could, begin the probe for the NYPD has disputed that account, today marks the four year anniversary of Garner's death New Jersey's medical marijuana program could soon double in size governor Murphy announced yesterday that New Jersey is accepting applications for six new dispensaries adding. To the six that currently operate in state showers and thunderstorms are. Likely mainly after. Two o'clock this afternoon some of these storms could, produce, some gusty wind and heavy rain this is WNYC.

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UN migration agency snubs Trump's nominee to lead it

BBC Newshour

02:01 min | 3 years ago

UN migration agency snubs Trump's nominee to lead it

"Want to see exactly who steps forward it may be those countries in western and southern europe it's fair that about one hundred migrants who were on a boat off the coast of libya have drowned coast coastguard officials said only fourteen survivors were rescued the vessel appears to have got into trouble in waters to the east of tripoli but exactly what happened isn't yet clear president trump's nominee to head the un migration agency is reported to be knocked out of the race after losing three rounds of voting the international organization for migration has been led by an american for nearly half a century the mr trump's nominee ken isaacs was considered a controversial choice he'd made disparaging remarks about muslims on social media united nations says there's a grave risks that many civilians will be trapped as syrian government offensive against rebels intensifies in the south of the country government forces are trying to recapture strategically important rebelheld territory the borders jordan and israel alan johnston reports the un's human rights chief zayd alhussein said civilians were being used as pawns in the conflict he said he'd heard that in one area islamic state fighters were preventing local people from fleeing but across the region tens of thousands of civilians have been displaced many who've headed towards jordan stranded in a desert area with no food or water both jordan and israel refusing to allow those fleeing to cross their borders the israelis have sent aid to people gathering just beyond the frontier nearly thirty years after britain's worst sporting disaster at hillsborough football stadium a judge has ruled the police commander in charge on the day can face trial david duck infield will face charges of manslaughter by gross negligence in relation to the deaths of ninety five liverpool football fans world news from the bbc this is wnyc in new york at nine oh four good morning.

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Denmark joins some European nations in banning burqa, niqab

Global News Podcast

02:02 min | 3 years ago

Denmark joins some European nations in banning burqa, niqab

"Of a genuine reformer human rights watch said this was starkly at odds with uae's efforts to promote itself as progressive tolerance sort of place alan johnston denmark has become the latest country to ban wearing the full face veil in public parliamentary agreed that the law would come into force from august here's our europe regional editor mike sandra's anyone wearing a garment that hides the face in public can be fine under the new law but it's clearly aimed at muslim women who wear the niqab or the burqa the danish justice minister surin papa paulsen has conceded that he doesn't know how many women it will affect fines will be the equivalent of one hundred sixty dollars for a first defense rising tenfold for repeat offenders denmark is adopted an approach france pioneered in twenty eleven last year the european court of human rights approved a belgium band saying commun will harmony outweighed individual religious expression nyc santa's hamburg has become the first german city to ban some older diesel okaz the restrictions will only apply in certain parts of the city if all is a court ruling earlier this year which said german cities could impose bands to combat air pollution over critics view the move is nothing more than symbolic benching spoke to jillian bone a journalist who's based in hamburg what's happening is there are two central roads in humbug which parts of which are going to be closed off for older diesel vehicles that don't meet the european emission standards six in one of those streets at applies to lorries only anything heavier than three and a half tons and then in the other street that's affected it'll affect all vehicles and presumably people mommy thinking well the cars will just drive down some of the streets instead that's exactly the sense that many people have because we're talking about the city of one and a half million people the two streets that are affected are very busy commuter roads and the affected sections off the streets that will be.

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"alan johnston" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"alan johnston" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"Assault by taliban militants there are reports of intense clashes and barisan ethirajan has more details the attacks began overnight i three suicide bombers detonated explosives close to government buildings in forest city other militants then launched several attacks on the security forces local officials said some of the insurgents had been hiding in civilian houses after they were beaten back on wednesday us led forces have carried out as strikes in support of the off con military local officials said more than a thousand insurgents had been involved in the first assault which started on monday night and barron senator rajin the world's largest container shipping company ap mola mirsky says it will shut its business in iran following the us withdrawal from the international nuclear deal alan johnston has more details the danish firm ap mola mask is in the business of moving container cargo of all kinds around the world it's a vast operation at the heart of global trade but the firm's boss said that with the reintroduction of american sanctions it wasn't possible to do business both in iran and in the us the french energy giant to tol has already indicated that it may abandon a multibillion dollar iranian gas project the announcements have cast doubt on whether european leaders who want to save the nuclear accord consejo god trade with iran alan johnston it's been almost a year since a huge fire and gulf too high rise residential building in london in the middle of the night trapping people sleeping inside and killing seventy one and what was described as britain's worst fire in modern history the scale of the grenfell tower tragedy shamas spotlight on the use of unsafe construction materials used in housing for london's most underprivileged residents in the case of grenfell much of the blame was laid on the combustible cladding on the outside of the tower.

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"alan johnston" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"alan johnston" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"Assault by taliban militants there are reports of intense clashes and barisan ethirajan has more details the attacks began overnight i three suicide bombers detonated explosives close to government buildings in forest city other militants then launched several attacks on the security forces local officials said some of the insurgents had been hiding in civilian houses after they were beaten back on wednesday us led forces have carried out as strikes in support of the off con military local officials said more than a thousand insurgents had been involved in the first assault which started on monday night and barron senator rajin the world's largest container shipping company ap mola mirsky says it will shut its business in iran following the us withdrawal from the international nuclear deal alan johnston has more details the danish firm ap mola mask is in the business of moving container cargo of all kinds around the world it's a vast operation at the heart of global trade but the firm's boss said that with the reintroduction of american sanctions it wasn't possible to do business both in iran and in the us the french energy giant to tol has already indicated that it may abandon a multibillion dollar iranian gas project the announcements have cast doubt on whether european leaders who want to save the nuclear accord consejo god trade with iran alan johnston it's been almost a year since a huge fire and gulf too high rise residential building in london in the middle of the night trapping people sleeping inside and killing seventy one and what was described as britain's worst fire in modern history the scale of the grenfell tower tragedy shamas spotlight on the use of unsafe construction materials used in housing for london's most underprivileged residents in the case of grenfell much of the blame was laid on the combustible cladding on the outside of the tower.

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"alan johnston" Discussed on WLRH 89.3 HD3

WLRH 89.3 HD3

02:36 min | 3 years ago

"alan johnston" Discussed on WLRH 89.3 HD3

"The damaging diplomatic dispute between qatar and its neighbors including saudi arabia the bbc's alan johnston south korea says north korea will close its main nuclear test site next month and when it does pyongyang will invite international security experts npr's elise hugh reports the timing for a nuclear site shutdown comes out of south korea's presidential office following kim's historic summit with south korean president moon jae in on friday the site is poon gerry and northern north korea where the kim regime has flouted international rules six times to test nuclear devices underground kim reportedly told moon not only that he would invite insecurity experts but also journalists to observe the dismantling according to the blue house kim further said that once the us and north korea start talking the us will know that he is quote not a type of person to fire nuclear weapons at south korea the pacific or the us a date and venue for a summit between kim and president trump hasn't yet been set elite few npr news soul a un security council team is visiting sprawling refugee camps in bangladesh where tens of thousands of rohingya muslims are living after fleeing attacks by me and mars military meanwhile michael sullivan reports another ethnic minority group in me and maher is battling government forces the united nations has more than four thousand people have fled the recent fighting between me mars armenian ethnic kitchen insurgence in the north of the country near the border with china mark cutts who heads the un's office for the coordination of humanitarian affairs in myanmar told the afp news agency that our biggest concern is the safety of civilians including pregnant women the elderly small children and people with disabilities we must ensure that these people are protected more than ninety thousand people are now living in temporary camps in kitchen and sean states fighting has intensified between the military and the rebel group in recent weeks and there are unconfirmed reports of civilian casualties for npr news i'm michael sullivan in chiang rai thailand this is npr news schools in several arizona districts will stay close tomorrow teacher say they'll continue their walkout demanding a twenty percent pay raise and more funding for public education the head of the national endowment for the arts is resigning npr's elizabeth blair reports jane chew says her last day as chair of.

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"alan johnston" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

02:07 min | 3 years ago

"alan johnston" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"Next to that there is some big streets it was a small restaurant and the people sitting outside and then the win crashed into 'em restaurant and the people are calm but really shocked the police have yet to establish a formal motive the driver of the van they say shot himself dead in the vehicle off to the crash this afternoon they raided a flat in the city believed to be his home he said to have been a german citizen in his late forties who was known to the police and had mental health problems earlier the state interior minister herbert royle said that at this stage there was new evidence of a link to islamic terror the nakai according to the current state of the investigation and it is really still early the pepetrators plowed into a crowd of people was a german citizen and not as it was being everywhere a refugee or something similar the details are being thoroughly excellent but there's nothing at the moment suggesting there was any islam is background tonight those investigations continue a city begins to mourn its dead and pray for those left fighting for life johnny hill since twenty thirty there have been thousands of syrians affected by chemical warfare and hundreds of being killed sarin gas forced frus bombs and napalm have all been used human rights groups blame the syrian government it denies any involvement now there are reports of a chemical weapon attack in the rebelheld town of duma on the edge of the capital damascus this comes on the second day of renewed airstrikes on the town which is said to have killed dozens of civilians at least seven people have reportedly died in rebel shelling of civilian areas in damascus on middle east analyst alan johnston told me more about these latest developments through the day we were hearing reports of want sounded like fairly heavy airstrikes on the town of duma this rebelheld and clave then in the course of.

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"alan johnston" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

02:07 min | 3 years ago

"alan johnston" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"Next to that there is some big streets it was a small restaurant and the people sitting outside and then the win crashed into 'em restaurant and the people are calm but really shocked the police have yet to establish a formal motive the driver of the van they say shot himself dead in the vehicle off to the crash this afternoon they raided a flat in the city believed to be his home he said to have been a german citizen in his late forties who was known to the police and had mental health problems earlier the state interior minister herbert royle said that at this stage there was new evidence of a link to islamic terror the nakai according to the current state of the investigation and it is really still early the pepetrators plowed into a crowd of people was a german citizen and not as it was being everywhere a refugee or something similar the details are being thoroughly excellent but there's nothing at the moment suggesting there was any islam is background tonight those investigations continue a city begins to mourn its dead and pray for those left fighting for life johnny hill since twenty thirty there have been thousands of syrians affected by chemical warfare and hundreds of being killed sarin gas forced frus bombs and napalm have all been used human rights groups blame the syrian government it denies any involvement now there are reports of a chemical weapon attack in the rebelheld town of duma on the edge of the capital damascus this comes on the second day of renewed airstrikes on the town which is said to have killed dozens of civilians at least seven people have reportedly died in rebel shelling of civilian areas in damascus on middle east analyst alan johnston told me more about these latest developments through the day we were hearing reports of want sounded like fairly heavy airstrikes on the town of duma this rebelheld and clave then in the course of.

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"alan johnston" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

02:09 min | 3 years ago

"alan johnston" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"Still to come in this podcast wanted chinese sperm but only if their party animals syrian activists say that heavy airstrikes on the last rebelheld town in eastern gouta have killed at least thirty two civilians the british based syrian observatory for human rights said dozens of airstrikes had hit the town of duma after negotiations involving the rebel group josh i'll islam on a passage agreement folded here's our middle east analyst alan johnston for years rebelled held a large area on the fringes of damascus a region known as eastern gouta but recently government forces recaptured almost all this anglade only the town of duma remains in rebel hands controlled by a faction called j l islam it seems it's refused a deal under which it would withdraw and be given safe passage to opposition hell territory in northern syria negotiations have ended now duma is again under a tag and the rebels have reportedly shelled civilians in nearby damascus alan johnston to become a sperm donor you have to fit certain criteria your age health and family medical history are often taken into account but a sperm bank in china run by hospital linked to peking university has now also a more unusual requirement on asia pacific editor michael bristow explains well anyone who wants to give has to be politically suitable politically reliable they have to support the communist party leadership they have to be behind the party's future aims you have to be decent people they have to love the socialist motherland after i've no political problems whatsoever to their name quite an unusual idea really because i don't think there's any science behind it of course someone sperm does affect the characteristics of children but i've yet to see any medical evidence which would suggest that you can.

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"alan johnston" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

02:09 min | 3 years ago

"alan johnston" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"Still to come in this podcast wanted chinese sperm but only if their party animals syrian activists say that heavy airstrikes on the last rebelheld town in eastern gouta have killed at least thirty two civilians the british based syrian observatory for human rights said dozens of airstrikes had hit the town of duma after negotiations involving the rebel group josh i'll islam on a passage agreement folded here's our middle east analyst alan johnston for years rebelled held a large area on the fringes of damascus a region known as eastern gouta but recently government forces recaptured almost all this anglade only the town of duma remains in rebel hands controlled by a faction called j l islam it seems it's refused a deal under which it would withdraw and be given safe passage to opposition hell territory in northern syria negotiations have ended now duma is again under a tag and the rebels have reportedly shelled civilians in nearby damascus alan johnston to become a sperm donor you have to fit certain criteria your age health and family medical history are often taken into account but a sperm bank in china run by hospital linked to peking university has now also a more unusual requirement on asia pacific editor michael bristow explains well anyone who wants to give has to be politically suitable politically reliable they have to support the communist party leadership they have to be behind the party's future aims you have to be decent people they have to love the socialist motherland after i've no political problems whatsoever to their name quite an unusual idea really because i don't think there's any science behind it of course someone sperm does affect the characteristics of children but i've yet to see any medical evidence which would suggest that you can.

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"alan johnston" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"alan johnston" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"Open the way for a contingent of syria army troops perhaps and their allies to to move into the town the syrian flag is said to be flying they're now there may be much more fighting to come in the gouta anc clave in its towns and villages but what happened today would seem to be the clearest sign yet the degree of momentum that the army has in this terrible fighting which so many civilians are suffering and at the same time is all that is going on eastern gooch a tech he's been waging an offensive for weeks on the border against kurdish militants what were the developments today on that many front lines in syria various different battlegrounds we're talking here about a small mountainous and clave colder frene right up in the northwest of the country against the turkish border this is a place in the hands of kurdish militants turkey regards them as terrorists and a threat to turkey and weeks ago it launched a really major assault on freeing now the turkish military is formidable and it is being grinding forward through the outlying areas of a free in but it hasn't been easy the kurds a tough and committed they being prepared for this pfizer and that battlehardened but they are under immense pressure today we had that they're gonna get reinforcements one thousand seven hundred troops being sent in these are likely to be drawn from arab militia fighters who fight alongside the kurds and they're being redeployed from frontlines in the east of syria where the fight jehadis of the islamic state group these one thousand seven hundred fighters to be sent into the free to confront the turkish military our arab regional editor alan johnston here in the uk counterterrorism offices have taken charge of the investigation into the suspected poisoning of a former russian double agent and his daughter sergejs.

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"alan johnston" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"alan johnston" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"Open the way for a contingent of syria army troops perhaps and their allies to to move into the town the syrian flag is said to be flying they're now there may be much more fighting to come in the gouta anc clave in its towns and villages but what happened today would seem to be the clearest sign yet the degree of momentum that the army has in this terrible fighting which so many civilians are suffering and at the same time is all that is going on eastern gooch a tech he's been waging an offensive for weeks on the border against kurdish militants what were the developments today on that many front lines in syria various different battlegrounds we're talking here about a small mountainous and clave colder frene right up in the northwest of the country against the turkish border this is a place in the hands of kurdish militants turkey regards them as terrorists and a threat to turkey and weeks ago it launched a really major assault on freeing now the turkish military is formidable and it is being grinding forward through the outlying areas of a free in but it hasn't been easy the kurds a tough and committed they being prepared for this pfizer and that battlehardened but they are under immense pressure today we had that they're gonna get reinforcements one thousand seven hundred troops being sent in these are likely to be drawn from arab militia fighters who fight alongside the kurds and they're being redeployed from frontlines in the east of syria where the fight jehadis of the islamic state group these one thousand seven hundred fighters to be sent into the free to confront the turkish military our arab regional editor alan johnston here in the uk counterterrorism offices have taken charge of the investigation into the suspected poisoning of a former russian double agent and his daughter sergejs.

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"alan johnston" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

01:44 min | 3 years ago

"alan johnston" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"In tiny apartments on the floor above they live and work in this concrete yard because there's money in it we asked whether it's possible to reduce the wells vast quantities of plastic production more people have been killed in antigovernment protests in iran now in their fifth day and on new year's day a message from north korea this is on him gone without a single she not put it comes with a warning kim jong un tells the world he has a nuclear button on his desk all that and a lot more after the news bbc news with soon montgomery iranian state television says ten people were killed on sunday as antigovernment protests continued across the country when the demonstrations began on thursday they were focused on economic grievances they've since become more political and there have been demands for an end to the clerical government are middle east analyst alan johnston reports the new casualty figures came in a state television report on the latest unrest it told to have one incident in which armed demonstrators fired on and tried to seize security force bases but it didn't say wear that took place the violence went on despite an appeal for calm from president hassan rouhani in a fresh statements he said that the nation would deal so with those he described as a minority of law breakers president trump has again commented on the iranian crisis saying in a tweet that people there were hungry for freedom north korea's leader kim chungnam knows warned.

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"alan johnston" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"alan johnston" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"Had fired a missile at the end and that they had aimed specifically at what's called the imam of palestine this is the residence of king solomon of saudi arabia and this was a time when many senior figures in the kingdom would have been gathering at the imam of palace because this is budget day in saudi arabia and the budget is normally announced by the king from the amama palace no question the saudis will take this extraordinarily seriously they lightly to see this is nothing less than an effort to strike it the head of state which makes this incredibly significant it is indeed and bear in mind the bigger picture here the who the'rebels in yemen are fighting a powerful saudi led coalition the coalition backs yemen's government in the civil war there and the coalition carries out almost daily air strikes that have killed many many yemeni civilians the who these will probably argue the they would just striking back but there's a why did i mentioned the who 'these are supported by iran so this conflict feeds into those dangerous tensions between saudi arabia and iran that we see playing out across the middle east is actually the second time the who these of fired a missile at rare they lauch wanted the start of november and after that the saudis said this amounted to nothing less than an act of aggression by the who these back has by the iranians you can see how serious all this is very briefly is there any sign of a solution to this none at all the moment there is no talks going on in an event like this pushes any prospect of dialogue even further away alan johnston on monday president trump on failed america's new national security strategy its blueprint for how it plans to counter further threats the document warned of an emboldened russia and china which the president said seek to challenge american influence values and wealth.

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"alan johnston" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"alan johnston" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"Had fired a missile at the end and that they had aimed specifically at what's called the imam of palestine this is the residence of king solomon of saudi arabia and this was a time when many senior figures in the kingdom would have been gathering at the imam of palace because this is budget day in saudi arabia and the budget is normally announced by the king from the amama palace no question the saudis will take this extraordinarily seriously they lightly to see this is nothing less than an effort to strike it the head of state which makes this incredibly significant it is indeed and bear in mind the bigger picture here the who the'rebels in yemen are fighting a powerful saudi led coalition the coalition backs yemen's government in the civil war there and the coalition carries out almost daily air strikes that have killed many many yemeni civilians the who these will probably argue the they would just striking back but there's a why did i mentioned the who 'these are supported by iran so this conflict feeds into those dangerous tensions between saudi arabia and iran that we see playing out across the middle east is actually the second time the who these of fired a missile at rare they lauch wanted the start of november and after that the saudis said this amounted to nothing less than an act of aggression by the who these back has by the iranians you can see how serious all this is very briefly is there any sign of a solution to this none at all the moment there is no talks going on in an event like this pushes any prospect of dialogue even further away alan johnston on monday president trump on failed america's new national security strategy its blueprint for how it plans to counter further threats the document warned of an emboldened russia and china which the president said seek to challenge american influence values and wealth.

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"alan johnston" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:20 min | 3 years ago

"alan johnston" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"The foreign secretary correct his remarks in the commons mr johnson is expected to speak in the house of commons shortly the united nations has urged the saudiled military coalition to end its blockade of yemen where many people are close to starvation the coalition closed all the country land air and sea borders after yemeni rebels fired a missile at the saudi capital riyadh on saturday alan johnston has this report the saudis back yemen's government in its war with the rebel movement now with the conflict escalating they shots all its frontiers but after years of war millions of yemenis are on the verge of famine and the un's warned of catastrophic consequences if the flow of food aid is not maintained when the saudis impose their complete closure on monday they said they'd allowing humanitarian supplies but almost immediately planned un aid flights were halt did saudi arabia's crown prince had bin salman says the supply of missiles to rebels in yemen by iran could be considered an to board against his country iran has described allegations that they're involved in aggression against the kingdom as slanderous world news from the bbc this is wsb y c in new york i'm richard hake city voters are turning out to the polls to elect their new mayor and other city officials in brooklyn south park slope residents team in hobart says he's been lease with mayor de blasio's work in the last four years but he also says that new yorkers were still facing major problems that the next mayor will have to address earthy there ford rouser is a huge issue and homelessness measures huge sir i don't know the answers were for arguing people really need to wound or karma to blasios up against republican candidates nicole mallya takase new jersey voters are casting their votes today in a statewide election for governor and the legislature wnyc's nancy solomon reports on the major party candidates vying through place governor chris christie democrat phil murphy a former goldman sachs bank or an ambassador to germany is promising to bring a raft of progressive policies to the state he would tax millionaires legalize marijuana and raise the minimum wage republican kim good dino who served as christie's lieutenant governor promises to lower property taxes by finding waste and fraud in.

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"alan johnston" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

01:31 min | 4 years ago

"alan johnston" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"Sometimes there's an image where we need contact to know if it really is supporting terrorism for instance somebody at lausanne image of the isis it might be somebody that is theory not because there are a number of isis or they're supporting isis but it could be a senior journalists who a theory that isis flag to say i hear the here's what this is doing it could be somebody who's condemning so that's why technologies part of the answer but it's not the entire answer it's not hard finding videos involving violence online but differentiating between material useful for research and material that could radicalise people is a challenge especially because sometimes they may be the same thing gordon qarara reporting you're listening to global news the most important stories and the best interviews and on the spot reporting from the bbc world service and remember that every weekend you can hear a review of the weeks my new stories and why they matter that's in the world this week the programmes also available to download from our website for months now us backed troops have been besieging the syrian city of rock the selfproclaimed capital of the islamic state creep a now say they've launched their final assault on the city so is raca finally about to fool a question from middle east analyst alan johnston we have heard a lot about the battle for record began way back in june dragged on all through the hot summer now into the beginnings.

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"alan johnston" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

01:41 min | 4 years ago

"alan johnston" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"Include agriculture food construction and domestic work dominic hush on it it's fair that dozens more african migrants drowned near the coast of yemen when people smugglers fulsome off a boat and into the sea it's the second such incident in the area in two days all middle east analyst alan johnston told us these reports coming to us from the united nations migration agency in yemen and it says this latest incident involved boat carrying about a hundred natshi migrants they were reportedly forced off the vessel into the waves by that people smugglers five bodies have been recovered but another fifty a believed to be missing and all this does sound horribly similar to those reports we had just a day ago as you said we had yesterday that more than a hundred somali and ethiopian migrants had been forced off a vessel off the yemeni coastal province of shabwa and survivors said that the smugglers seemed to take fright as they neared the coast than the smugglers saw what seemed to be perhaps a patrol boats approaching with extraordinary callousness the smugglers dissing to wanted ditch their human cargo in the sea and escape the c u n agency found 29 bodies that had been buried in shallow graves on a beach by survivors alan johnston south korea has urged the north korean authorities to stop all action which could further inflame tension on the peninsula after days of heightened rhetoric a presidential spokesman in seoul said the government was looking at all possible ways of resolving the crisis earlier an announcement was made on north korean state television.

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"alan johnston" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:42 min | 4 years ago

"alan johnston" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Tempting to do those a development on world news from the bbc votes of being counted in rwanda in a presidential election widely expected to result in a landslide victory for the incumbent polka gummy he's been in power for seventeen years the first results will be announced in the next few hours forces backing yemen's government have reportedly driven alqaeda out of the main cities of the southern province of shabwa yemen is in the grip of a civil war with more details he is alan johnston the yemeni troops pushed into shabwa province along with the force made up of local tribesmen and the united arab emirates says it submitted tree along with us forces by the advance local people say the militants didn't put up a fight they test melted away into the mountains the main cities of the province of now said to be under government control for the first time in years and the shabwa region knees economically important is the site of significant oil and gas reserves a foam a top aide to the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu has agreed to testify in corruption cases in which mr netanyahu has been questioned ari heroux is expected to give evidence to to investigations one of which concerns allegations that the prime minister received gifts from businessmen mr netanyahu denies any wrongdoing bird analysts following the cases say mr herrero's agreement testify could mark a significant turningpoint britain's mo farah has won the first event of the world athletics championships in london the men's ten thousand meters farah who will switch to.

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