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Robert Mugabe Resigns as Zimbabwe’s President, Ending 37-Year Rule

Advertisement HARARE, Zimbabwe — Robert Mugabe, who ruled Zimbabwe since independence in 1980 and once proclaimed that “only God will remove me,” resigned as president on Tuesday shortly after lawmakers began impeachment proceedings against him. The speaker of the Parliament, Jacob Mudenda, read out a letter in which Mr. Mugabe ...

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Just as in 1980, Zimbabwe’s Celebration May Be Short-Lived

By the thousands upon thousands, the people thronged the streets, waving banners, chanting slogans. A long-awaited future was fast approaching their land, Zimbabwe. One name was on all their lips: Robert Mugabe. But this was not the huge crowd that flowed through Harare, the country’s capital, on Saturday, clamoring for ...

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Behind Mugabe’s Rapid Fall: A Firing, a Feud and a First Lady

HARARE, Zimbabwe — The rapid fall of Zimbabwe’s president, whose legendary guile and ruthlessness helped him outmaneuver countless adversaries over nearly four decades, probably has surprised no one more than Robert Mugabe himself. For years, he was so confident of his safety — and his potency — that he took ...

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Lebanese Prime Minister Meets Macron After Mysterious Saudi Stay

Advertisement Middle East Supported by Lebanese Prime Minister Meets Macron After Mysterious Saudi Stay Image Prime Minister Saad Hariri of Lebanon, who has announced his resignation, with President Emmanuel Macron of France, at the Élysée Palace in Paris on Saturday.CreditBenoit Tessier/Reuters PARIS — Lebanon’s absent prime minister arrived in France ...

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Zimbabwe, With Mugabe in Custody, Ventures Into Uncharted Territory

Advertisement HARARE, Zimbabwe — A day after the Zimbabwean Army detained President Robert Mugabe, representatives of South Africa and the Roman Catholic Church on Thursday sought to defuse the crisis in closed-door negotiations aimed at producing some kind of transitional settlement. President Jacob G. Zuma of South Africa told lawmakers ...

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Robert Mugabe Under House Arrest as Rule Over Zimbabwe Teeters

Advertisement HARARE, Zimbabwe — President Robert Mugabe, who has ruthlessly ruled Zimbabwe for nearly four decades as one of Africa’s last liberation leaders still in power, was under house arrest on Wednesday, hours after the military announced it had taken him into custody in what appeared to be a coup. ...

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Mugabe’s Feud With Zimbabwe’s Military Grows Amid Coup Rumors

HARARE, Zimbabwe — Allies of Zimbabwe’s president, Robert G. Mugabe, vowed on Tuesday that his government and the governing party would not be intimidated by the country’s military leaders after they threatened to intervene in a heated political feud. But early Wednesday morning there were reports that a coup might ...

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Iran-Iraq Earthquake Kills More Than 450

TEHRAN — Iranians dug through rubble in a frantic search for survivors on Monday, after a powerful earthquake struck near the Iraqi border, killing more than 450 people and injuring thousands of others in the world’s deadliest earthquake so far this year. The quake, recorded at 9:18 p.m. on Sunday, ...

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