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In Egypt, Furious Retaliation but Failing Strategy in Sinai

Advertisement CAIRO — After militants massacred 305 people at a packed mosque on Friday in a stunning assault on a sacred place, President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi responded as he knows best. Mr. Sisi went on television vowing to “take revenge” and strike back with an “iron fist.” Moments later, Egyptian ...

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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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