Unrest and Uncertainty in Zimbabwe: What Will the Country’s Military Do Next?

Unrest and Uncertainty in Zimbabwe: What Will the Country’s Military Do Next?

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Zimbabwe’s long-time President Robert Mugabe has been put under house arrest as the country’s military continues negotiations to find a new leader. Earlier, the army took control over government offices and the state broadcaster, saying it was targeting “criminals” around the president.The army’s move which began Tuesday with tanks entering the outskirts of Harare raised speculations about a military coup. The leader of Zimbabwe’s War Veterans Association told ITV News that the military had removed Mugabe who has been ruling the country for 37 years.

Putin and Trump Confirm Committment to Syria’s Integrity, Defeating Daesh

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Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump during their brief meeting on the sidelines of the APEC summit approved a joint statement on Syria.The presidents of Russia and the US reaffirmed their commitment to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria and called on the parties to the conflict there to participate in the Geneva political process, and reiterated the need to destroy Daesh, according to a joint statement they issued following a meeting in Da Nang, where the APEC summit is taking place.

Trump’s Meeting With Chinese Counterpart: Focus on Trade, North Korea Issue

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“The United States really has to change its policies because they’ve gotten so far behind on trade with China and frankly with other countries,” Trump said at an expanded meeting with President Xi. “And I have great respect for you for that because you are representing China. But it’s too bad that past administrations allowed it to get so far out of kilter.”Trump’s two-day visit to Beijing resulted in a number of trade agreements worth $253.4 billion, according to Xi Jinping’s statements during a joint press conference on Thursday. Moreover, on the eve of Trump’s visit, the US and Chinese companies have already signed a number of deals worth $9 billion.

India voices concern over Riyadh airport ‘missile attack’

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The missile strike on King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh by Yemeni rebels last week has elicited strong condemnation from New Delhi. In a statement⋅⋅⋅
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India jumps 30 places on ease of doing business global ranking; Modi hails it as historic

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In a major boost to the government which has come under severe criticism on its economic policies lately, India has jumped 30 places to reach⋅⋅⋅
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Manhattan’s Halloween horror: Truck mows down pedestrians in suspected terror attack

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Terror returned to haunt the streets of Manhattan as at least 8 people were killed and about a dozen injured when a pick-up truck ran over cyclists and pedestrians alongside the Hudson River on the far west side of lower Manhattan. The driver has been identified as a 29-year-old Uzbek who was shot in the abdomen by the police while he was about to flee after crashing his truck into a school bus.A joint task force of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, New York City Police Department and other agencies probing the attack have found out that Sayfullo Saipov, the attacker, was a resident of Florida and a a number of other registered addresses in Ohio. He had been previously booked for minor traffic violations. It is also reported that he had commercial license in two states that allowed him to drive large trucks.

Global outrage at Somalia terror attack

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The horrific truck bomb blast in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu has sent shock waves across the nation and elicited condemnation from across the world. The death⋅⋅⋅
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India concerned over attacks on UN peacekeepers in Congo

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The attack on UN’s largest peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which wounded  two Indian soldiers and injured 18 others in the Mamundioma base⋅⋅⋅
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President Kovind in Djibouti: Indian diaspora should partner in India’s rise

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India’s President Ramnath Kovind, who is on his first state visit abroad to the strategically significant countries of Ethiopia and Djibouti, has said that choosing⋅⋅⋅
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Las Vegas concert turns into America’s nightmare

LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 01:   People run for cover at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after apparent gun fire was heard on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. There are reports of an active shooter around the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.  (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

The carnage in Las Vegas has plunged the US into a deep shock. Authorities and eyewitnesses are still trying to come to terms with the massacre that left 59 people dead and 527 injured at the Route 91 Harvest Festival, a three-day country music event outside the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino Hotel in Las Vegas on Sunday night. In what is termed as a lone wolf attack the gunman, identified as 64- year-old Stephen Paddock, fired indiscriminately at the people gathered below from the 32nd floor of a hotel before killing himself.
When the SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) team broke into Paddock’s hotel room they found 23 guns that have been there since September, raising disturbing questions regarding hotel security. 18 additional guns and thousands of rounds of ammunitions and explosives were recovered from his home on October 2.