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Emmerson Mnangagwa, Mugabe Ex-Deputy, to Be Sworn In as Zimbabwes President
Mr. Mnangagwas ascension to the post long held by Robert Mugabe will cap a military-led campaign that his allies have tried to coat with a veneer of legality.
Nov 22, 2017 4:11PM - NYTimes
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A Dictators Playbook: How Mugabe Clung to Power
After nearly four decades in power, Zimbabwe's ruler, Robert Mugabe, resigned in the wake of a military takeover. How did the notorious strongman manage to keep his opponents at bay for so long?
Nov 22, 2017 1:32AM - NYTimes
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Prosecutor and Judge Issue Rare Response to Criticism From Turkey
The criminal case of Reza Zarrab, a Turkish gold trader, has been called a plot against the Turkish Republic by its president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Nov 22, 2017 12:33AM - NYTimes
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Net Neutrality, John Conyers, Zimbabwe: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing
Heres what you need to know at the end of the day.
Nov 21, 2017 11:14PM - NYTimes
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Roy Moore Dated 'Younger Ladies' For Their 'Purity,' His Pastor Friend Says
David T. Foster III/The Charlotte Observer By Published November 21, 2017 Views A prominent right-wing preacher who appeared alongside Senate candidate Roy Moore at a campaign rally just days ago said that Moore dated teen girls because of their purity and because when he got back from Vietnam there werent any women his age left to date. Pastor Flip Benham told a local Alabama radio show on Monday that there was nothing wrong with Moore dating teenage girls.
Nov 21, 2017 9:56PM - Talking Points Memo (talkingpointsmemo.com)
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This family is already being hurt by climate change. They might also be hurt by a solution.
The wind is brisk on top of Ruksesvrri, orRed Mountain, on the coast of Norway about 200 miles north of the Arctic Circle, but its not stopping Reiulf Aleksandersen and the rest of his family from building a fence to gather and mark their reindeer calves, pounding big posts into the rocky soil. Popout Share downloadListen to the Story. Reindeer herding is [work], Aleksandersen says, laughing.
Nov 21, 2017 8:37PM - Public Radio International (pri.org)
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10 of Our Best Reads on Zimbabwe
The southern African nation is at a pivotal moment after the reported resignation of Robert Mugabe as president.
Nov 21, 2017 7:08PM - NYTimes
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New book brings 'explosive' allegations against South African President Jacob Zuma
The new book The Presidents Keepers, an investigative journalists look into President Jacob Zumas administration, has been flying off the shelves in South Africa. Popout Share downloadThis story is based on a radio interview. Listen to the full interview.
Nov 21, 2017 5:05PM - Public Radio International (pri.org)
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Additional remains of Sgt. La David Johnson found in Niger
The remains were recovered by a US military and FBI team that traveled to the area An armed forces medical examiner confirmed the remains were Johnson's Washington (CNN)Additional remains have been discovered of Sgt. La David Johnson who was killed in the October 4 ambush by ISIS fighters in Niger, according to a US official. Another US official confirmed to CNN that the remains were bone fragments.
Nov 21, 2017 4:36PM - CNN (cnn.com)
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Robert Mugabe Resigns as Zimbabwes President, Ending 37-Year Rule
The next step was for Parliament to form a committee to investigate the motions allegations that Mr. Mugabe had violated the Constitution; that he had allowed his wife, Grace, to usurp power; and that he is too old to fulfill his duties. Debate on the motion had begun when the speaker suddenly interrupted the proceedings to read what he said was a letter of resignation delivered by Mr.
Nov 21, 2017 4:33PM - nytimes.com (nytimes.com)
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Yemens War Is a Tragedy. Is It Also a Crime?
Experts say the parties waging war in Yemen may be carrying out crimes against humanity. But what does that actually mean?
Nov 22, 2017 9:31PM - NYTimes
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Saad Hariri Steps Back From Resignation in Lebanon
The prime minister caused a shock when he appeared in Saudi Arabia and vowed to quit. He now says he will stay in his post to allow for political dialogue.
Nov 22, 2017 1:50PM - NYTimes
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U.S. Agency Foresees Severe Famine in Yemen Under Saudi Blockade
The Famine Early Warning Systems Network added its voice to the alarms of imminent and widespread famine in Yemen because of the Saudi-led blockade.
Nov 21, 2017 11:55PM - NYTimes
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After a Mysterious Odyssey, Lebanons Prime Minister Is Home
Many questions remain, including whether he will make his resignation official or rescind it, and whether Saudi Arabia had pressed him to resign.
Nov 21, 2017 10:50PM - NYTimes
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Tillerson Accused of Violating Federal Law on Child Soldiers
State Department officials accused their secretary of violating the Child Soldiers Prevention Act by excluding Myanmar, Iraq and Afghanistan from a list of countries that use child soldiers.
Nov 21, 2017 9:06PM - NYTimes
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Syrian Woman Treated in Israel: All of Syria Would Follow Me
Unprecedented footage has emerged of the Israeli army opening the border gates to Syria for a group of mothers and their children seeking medical assistance in the Jewish state, The Times of Israel reported Sunday. The IDF allowed an Israeli TV crew to film the event, which was broadcast by Hadashot News, formerly Channel 2, and featured interviews with several of the Syrian mothers, who expressed their deep gratitude for the humanity shown by Israel. After they reached the other side of the fence, they were transported to an Israeli hospital for medical treatment.
Nov 21, 2017 4:00PM - The Tower (thetower.org)
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The New Schools fake panel to combat anti-Semitism
Its the very definition of Orwellian: a panel titled Anti-Semitism and the Struggle for Justice thats actually meant to promote Israel-bashing. Co-sponsored by The New Schools Creative Publishing and Critical Journalism program, the Nov. 28 event bills itself as a discussion on how to combat anti-Semitism.
Nov 19, 2017 8:28PM - New York Post (nypost.com)
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Filmed crossing into Israel with sick kid, mother says all Syrians want to come
In unprecedented footage, the IDF allowed an Israeli TV crew to film it opening the border gates to Syria, and allowing in a group of mothers and their children, who were then transported to an Israeli hospital for medical treatment. The footage, broadcast on Sunday night by Hadashot News (formerly Channel 2), also included interviews with several of the Syrian mothers, who expressed profound appreciation to Israel for the medical assistance. Israel, which also maintains a field hospital on the border and has sent humanitarian aid to Syria, has treated 3,000 Syrians since it began offering medical assistance in the course of the civil war across the border, of whom almost 1,000 were children with chronic conditions.
Nov 19, 2017 8:17PM - timesofisrael.com (timesofisrael.com)
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John Kerry: Israel doesnt want peace with Palestine
Former Secretary of State John Kerry believes that the Israeli government is not doing its part to foster peace with Palestine. In recordings published earlier this week by Channel 10, an Israeli TV news station, Kerry celebrates Palestine for committing to a peaceful solution to the decades-long conflict. The Palestinians have done an extraordinary job of remaining committed to nonviolence, Kerry says.
Nov 19, 2017 7:01PM - Newsweek (newsweek.com)
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Aussie rocker Nick Cave says hes in Israel because of BDS
Australian rocker Nick Cave spoke about his love for Israel and his decision to stand up against BDS at a press conference ahead of his Sunday and Monday night sold-out performances in Tel Aviv. Cave said his connection to Israel began years ago during an initial visit. People speak about loving a nation, but I felt a kind of connection that I couldnt really describe, he said.
Nov 19, 2017 2:48PM - timesofisrael.com (timesofisrael.com)