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Sinai has seen waves of attacks by militants in recent years
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Egypt hangs 15 militants convicted of 2013 Sinai attacks

Egypt has hanged 15 militants who were convicted of carrying out attacks on security forces in the Sinai Peninsula in 2013, authorities say. The executions were carried out on Tuesday at two prisons in the north of the country, where the men were held. They were convicted of killing soldiers, […]

Sudanese women arrested for wearing trousers
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24 women arrested for wearing trousers

Charges of indecency have been dropped against 24 women who were arrested for wearing trousers at a party near the Sudanese capital, Khartoum. The gathering was raided by morality police on Wednesday. If convicted, the women could have faced punishment of 40 lashes and a fine for wearing “an obscene […]

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Man ‘poisoned family members after joining cult’

Italian police have arrested a man who allegedly used a rat poison ingredient to kill members of his family because they were “impure”. Mattia Del Zotto, 27, is accused of sprinkling the toxic chemical thallium in the food of his paternal grandparents and aunt, who died. Five other relatives are […]

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US Supreme Court allows enforcement of Trump’s travel ban

The Supreme Court on Monday granted President Trump’s request to fully enforce his revised order banning travel to the United States by residents of six mostly Muslim countries while legal challenges to it proceed in lower courts. It was a victory for the White House, which has seen the courts […]

President Robert Mugabe, 92, Zimbabwe’s ruler of 37 years, has received up to $1.2 million for his trips, a former minister said. Credit Philimon Bulawayo/Reuters
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Robert Mugabe resigns as president of Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has resigned, parliament speaker Jacob Mudenda has said. A letter from Mr Mugabe said that the decision was voluntary and that he had made it to allow a smooth transition of power. The surprise announcement halted an impeachment hearing that had begun against him. Lawmakers roared […]

People watch as Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe addresses the nation on national television, at a bar in Harare
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Mugabe Defies Resignation and Lives Another Day

It was widely believed to be an historic moment when Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe would step down. But instead, during an address to the nation, Mugabe simply provided an update on meetings that have taken place since the army took control of Zimbabwe. The first hint that Mugabe would remain […]

Emmerson Mnangagwa is a longtime ZANU-PF loyalist and hardliner who could prove as authoritarian as Mugabe
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Mnangagwa: Zimbabwe’s ‘Comeback Crocodile’

Emmerson Mnangagwa is well-placed to become the next leader of Zimbabwe, after his sacking as vice president triggered the military’s intervention and the fall of Robert Mugabe. On Sunday Mnangagwa was named as president of the ruling ZANU-PF party in place of Mugabe, putting him one step away from the […]

Mugabe met officials at State House in Harare
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Zimbabwe latest: Mugabe ‘resisting calls to resign’

Zimbabwe’s long-time President Robert Mugabe is reportedly refusing to step down immediately, despite growing calls for his resignation. The 93-year-old was put under house arrest during a military takeover on Wednesday, amid a power struggle over who would succeed him. There has been no official word on the outcome of […]

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Trump calls for an end to the Diversity Visa Lottery and chain migration

President Trump has called on Congress to immediately dismantle the State Department’s Diversity Visa Lottery program, through which authorities have said the suspected attacker, Sayfullo Saipov, came to the United States from Uzbekistan. “Diversity lottery — sounds nice. It’s not nice,” Trump told reporters at the White House during a […]

Soccer Star, George Weah casts his vote during presidential election in Liberia
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George Weah still leading in Liberia presidential election

Liberia’s National Election Commission says former international soccer star George Weah is still leading the presidential election with nearly three-quarters of the ballots counted. The commission on Saturday said Weah, candidate for the Congress for Democratic Change party, had just over 39 percent of the vote and Vice President Joseph […]