Tuesday, November 14, 2017

World News Briefs -- November 14, 2017

Daily Mail: Is Zimbabwe heading for coup? Military sends TANKS to the capital after head of armed forces warned he would step in to end Mugabe's political purge

* Several tanks and armed soldiers seen heading towards Harare, Zimbabwe
* Yesterday, head of Zimbabwe's armed forces openly threatened to 'step in'
* He responded to President Robert Mugabe's sacking of his vice-president
* It is widely seen as a move to make way for Grace Mugabe to succeed him

A military convoy has been seen heading towards the capital of Zimbabwe, less than a day after the head of the military said he could 'step in' to end President Mugabe's 'purge' of opponents.

Mugabe plunged the country into crisis last week by sacking vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa, widely seen as a power move to make way for his wife Grace to succeed him.

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Iran-Iraq earthquake: 530 dead, 8,000 injured as Iranian rescue missions wind down.

Iran-Iraq earthquake: Rouhani vows action over collapsed buildings.

Syria war: Air strikes on Atareb market 'kill more than 50'. Death toll from Syrian market airstrikes climbs to 61.

Russia accuses US of providing cover for the 'Islamic State' militia.

Russia's Rosneft pays Iraqi Kurdistan $1.3 bn advance.

Netanyahus allegedly demanded free cigars and champagne from associates.

Turkish marriage law a blow to women's rights, say activists.

Hariri to return to Lebanon in next two days.


North Korea: US is 'escalating tension' with military exercises in peninsula.

North Korean soldier in critical condition after being shot when defecting to South.

Taiwan tells US it does not want to cause trouble in Taiwan Strait.

Asean says calmer situation in South China Sea cannot be taken for granted, as China pledges to be good neighbours.

Myanmar military denies atrocities against Rohingya, replaces General. Rohingya abuses: Myanmar army report clears itself of blame.

Dozens of Afghan security forces killed in Taliban raids: officials.

4 US soldiers wounded in IED strike in Kandahar.

Indonesia police nab terrorist suspect planning to join ISIS in Marawi.

Japan's Koike to step down as party head: reports.


Military outside Zimbabwe capital after army chief’s threat. Tank convoy seen outside Zimbabwe capital. Zimbabwe reeling after army chief's warning to Mugabe.

Mugabe allies hit out at Zimbabwe army chief.

Togo opposition says president's claim a 'declaration of war'.

Somaliland votes despite lack of recognition.

Deadly plague epidemic in Madagascar shares similarities to the Ebola outbreak that killed 11,000, reveals expert as he warns another spike in cases is imminent.

Buhari travels to Nigeria's southeast amid secessionist calls.

EU migrant deal with Libya is 'inhuman' - UN.


EU launches defense cooperation program, 5 members refuse.

Brexit: UK Parliament to be given final vote on European Union divorce conditions.

EU officials warn of 'underestimating' Russian propaganda in Balkans.

Norway oil: Environmentalists sue over oil exploration.

Left-wing extremism: German police step up search for former RAF terrorists.

Germany: 150 percent rise in number of homeless since 2014.

World Cup play-off shock as Sweden beats Italy 1-0 on aggregate to dump four-time champions out of Russia 2018.


Sessions defends himself to Congress, says he never lied. US attorney general vows quick decision on Clinton prosecutor.

Justice department considering GOP calls for Clinton Special Counsel.

Donald Trump Jr communicated with WikiLeaks during final stages of election. Trump Jr.’s WikiLeaks exchange adds intrigue to Russia probe.

Senate committee questions Trump nuclear authority.

FBI: US hate crimes rise for second straight year.

Venezuela in selective default, says credit ratings agency.

Duterte berates Canada's Trudeau at end of Philippines summit.


Shabaab touts deadly raid on Somali military base.

US military launches series of strikes in Yemen and Somalia.

IS corpses in Libya await fate in containers.


‘Weinstein Effect’ goes global as powerful men confronted.

Bloomberg says London will remain Europe's financial capital.

Defense stocks have soared since Trump’s election.

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