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Now, Mugabe’s own party wants him to go

Now, Mugabe’s own party wants him to go

Ruling ZANU-PF party to hold rally after calling for Mr. Mugabe’s resignation; Army appears to want a transition to former Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa. President Robert Mugabe’s own ruling ZANU-PF party wants him to step down and plans to hold a rally in Zimbabwe’s capital Harare on November 18 to make …

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China, Russia to hold simulated anti-missile drill

China, Russia to hold simulated anti-missile drill

China’s Defence Ministry said in a statement a computer drill would take place from Dec. 11 to Dec. 16. The Chinese and Russian militaries will next month hold anti-missile drills in Beijing, China’s Defence Ministry said on Friday, amid concern in both countries about the deployment of a U.S. anti-missile …

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Mugabe makes first public appearance since Army takeover

Mugabe makes first public appearance since Army takeover

Mr. Mugabe’s appearance at a graduation event appears to allow him to project the image of leadership, even as calls for his departure grow stronger. Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe attended a university graduation ceremony on November 17, making his first public appearance since military generals took control of the country …

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‘Zimbabwe priest mediating Robert Mugabe’s political exit’

‘Zimbabwe priest mediating Robert Mugabe’s political exit’

Separately, Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai returns, fuelling speculation about a post-Mugabe settlement. A Catholic priest is mediating a potential political exit for Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, although the 93-year-old is insisting he can only be removed via a party leadership vote, political and intelligence sources said on November 16.Separately, Opposition …

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With Chabahar, Afghanistan is no longer dependent on Pakistan: Abdullah

With Chabahar, Afghanistan is no longer dependent on Pakistan: Abdullah

“Afghanistan used to rely only on one transit road, which was through Karachi. That is not the case anymore,” says Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah. Afghanistan would no longer depend on Pakistan for transit trade with the opening of the strategic Chabahar Port, a top Afghan leader has said. Chabahar …

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Army seizes control in Zimbabwe, says Mugabe safe

Army seizes control in Zimbabwe, says Mugabe safe

Army says takes power to target ‘criminals’ around the President; Finance Minister detained, says govt.; Army views sacking of Vice-President as part of a purge. Zimbabwe’s military said it had seized power in a targeted assault on “criminals” around President Robert Mugabe who were causing social and economic suffering, but …

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Where clashes of geopolitics, politics and economic interests intersect

Where clashes of geopolitics, politics and economic interests intersect

Hambantota, a theatre for India-China geopolitical conflict, is also a battleground for the political aspirations of scions from two families Home to about six lakh people and investments worth billions of dollars, the district of Hambantota, along Sri Lanka’s southeastern coast, is currently witness to at least three clashes. At …

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Saudi Arabia says it will reopen Yemen airports, seaports

Saudi Arabia says it will reopen Yemen airports, seaports

The first step in this process will be taken within 24 hours and involves reopening all the ports in areas controlled by Yemen’s internationally recognised government Saudi Arabia on Monday said that the Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels in Yemen will begin reopening airports and seaports in the Arab world’s …

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ASEAN summit begins; Duterte says terrorism has no boundaries

ASEAN summit begins; Duterte says terrorism has no boundaries

The Philippines President also announced that the ASEAN countries have reached a consensus on “protection and promotion” of the rights of migrant workers. The 31st The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit began in Manila on Monday, with the attendance of heads of the states of the member countries …

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UN joins Bangladesh in immunising Rohingya refugees

UN joins Bangladesh in immunising Rohingya refugees

After spike in suspected cases of measles was reported from the overcrowded camps and makeshift shelters. The United Nations and the Bangladeshi government are stepping up efforts to immunise Rohingya refugees living in overcrowded camps and makeshift shelters, as the number of suspected measles cases is on the rise, the …

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