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Zimbabwe election results: Emmerson Mnangagwa declared winner of country’s first post-Mugabe poll as opponent Nelson Chamisa rejects vote

Zimbabwe election results: Emmerson Mnangagwa declared winner of country’s first post-Mugabe poll as opponent Nelson Chamisa rejects vote

[ad_1] Emmerson Mnangagwa has officially won Zimbabwe’s first post-Mugabe election, beating rival and main opposition candidate Nelson Chamisa, the country’s electoral commission has said. The opposition is almost certain to challenge the results in the courts or in the streets. Mr Mnangagwa received 50.8 per cent of the vote while main …

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Ankara Hardens Stance Against US as Crisis Over Detained Pastor Deepens

Ankara Hardens Stance Against US as Crisis Over Detained Pastor Deepens

[ad_1] ISTANBUL —  Ankara is vowing to hit back against Washington’s sanctions on the Turkish justice and interior ministers in connection with the detention of American protestant pastor Andrew Brunson. Turkey Vice President Fuat Oktay threatened retaliation in a tweet Thursday, “We will not hesitate for a split second to …

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Zimbabwe elections – LIVE: Both sides claim victory in presidential vote as police detain 16 in opposition offices

Zimbabwe elections - LIVE: Both sides claim victory in presidential vote as police detain 16 in opposition offices

[ad_1] Both leading parties in Zimbabwe’s disputed presidential election have claimed victory as the nation awaits the official results three days after the poll. The country’s embattled electoral commission said voters should expect the result of Monday’s presidential election “very soon”, following scenes of violence and death in the capital Harare …

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Israel Kills 7 Militants in Overnight Strike on Syrian Golan

Israel Kills 7 Militants in Overnight Strike on Syrian Golan

[ad_1] JERUSALEM —  Israel killed seven militants in an air strike on the Syrian-held Golan Heights, preventing a “grave incident,” Israel Radio said on Thursday without citing sources. The Israeli military confirmed carrying out an air strike overnight, saying it had targeted “several armed terror operatives in the southern Syrian …

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Murdered Russian journalists were investigating ‘mercenaries’ and mining industry in Central African Republic

Murdered Russian journalists were investigating ‘mercenaries’ and mining industry in Central African Republic

[ad_1] Russian journalists who were killed in the Central African Republic (CAR) had been working on an investigation into Russian private military contractors and the mining industries there, their editor said on Wednesday. The reporters were killed in an ambush earlier in the week outside the town of Sibut in the …

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US-Turkey Relations Further Sour Over Detention of American Pastor

US-Turkey Relations Further Sour Over Detention of American Pastor

[ad_1] President Donald Trump has authorized sanctions for two top Turkish officials in connection with Ankara’s refusal to release an American pastor detained in Turkey. Turkish authorities have arrested the evangelical pastor on allegations of espionage and connections to a terrorist group. The U.S. move Wednesday threatens to imperil already …

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Zimbabwe elections: Violent clashes break out between security forces and opposition supporters who dispute Zanu-PF victory

Zimbabwe elections: Violent clashes break out between security forces and opposition supporters who dispute Zanu-PF victory

[ad_1] Running battles broke out in Zimbabwe’s capital Harare, where troops opened fire on rioting opposition supporters, tanks took to the streets and military helicopters flew overhead, as the country’s elections, which were meant to lead to a future of peace and normality, descended into vicious violence. At least three people …

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US Targets Turkish Officials for Sanctions Over Pastor’s Detention   

US Targets Turkish Officials for Sanctions Over Pastor's Detention   

[ad_1] The U.S. Treasury Department has targeted two Turkish government officials for sanctions following Turkey’s refusal to release a detained U.S. pastor. The Treasury Department announced the move Wednesday, saying Justice Minister Abdulhamit Gul and Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu were the targets of the sanctions. The sanctions freeze any U.S. …

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Zimbabwe election LIVE: Army deployed to streets as Harare protests turn violent after Zanu PF celebrate victory, leaving one dead

Zimbabwe election LIVE: Army deployed to streets as Harare protests turn violent after Zanu PF celebrate victory, leaving one dead

[ad_1] A man has been shot dead as police and soldiers in Harare clashed with opposition protesters amid a delay in announcing the winner of Zimbabwe’s presidential election. The scene in the capital has deteriorated into serious disorder, according to reports on the ground. Gunfire was also heard after supporters of Movement for Democratic …

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