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Mugabe said he did not hate his successor but insisted he would not work with him

Mugabe Calls His Ouster an Illegal Coup, Says Successor Mnangagwa Is a ‘Disgrace’

94-year-old dictator Robert Mugabe returned to the spotlight on Thursday, four months after he was removed from the office he held for four decades. Despite an extravagant exit package that guaranteed Mugabe a lifetime of luxury in exchange for his graceful departure, he bitterly criticized the “coup” that swept him from power, denounced his successor Emmerson Mnangagwa as a “disgrace,” and suggested his ouster should be reversed.

Education Minister Naftali Bennett, a key member of Israel's coalition government, has criticised Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's behaviour after police recommended his indictment for corruption but said he would remain in the government

Netanyahu’s Coalition Members Say They Won’t Rush to Abandon PM

TEL AVIV – Senior members of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition said they would not rush to make any decisions until after the attorney general made his ruling in the wake of police recommendations published Tuesday that the premier be indicted on corruption, bribery and fraud charges.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs a meeting of his cabinet in this file picture taken on February 13, 2018

Police Recommendations Against Netanyahu Are ‘Coup’ Attempt, MKs Say

TEL AVIV – Members of Knesset in the ruling Likud party described police recommendations that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu be indicted for a series of corruption charges a “coup” designed by the prime minister’s opponents, while leaders of the opposition are calling for Netanyahu’s immediate resignation in the wake of Tuesday’s police statement.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa received a statue of a crocodile -- his nickname -- after planting a tree at the party conference

Mnangagwa Makes First Foreign Trip as President of Zimbabwe

Emmerson Mnangagwa, who became the new and theoretically temporary president of Zimbabwe after the military cordially invited his nonagenarian mentor Robert Mugabe to consider retirement, made his first foreign trip in office on Thursday. He visited South Africa to convince investors that Zimbabwe is once again a safe place to put their money.

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, the former political prisoner turned guerrilla leader, swept to power in 1980

Zimbabwe Declares National Holiday for Ousted Dictator Robert Mugabe

Zimbabweans were literally dancing in the streets last week when dictator Robert Mugabe’s four decades of tyranny came to an ignominious end, but on Friday the government declared a national holiday in Mugabe’s honor. February 21st will henceforth be known as Robert Gabriel Mugabe National Youth Day.

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Emmerson Mnangagwa Could Be Interim President or New Tyrant for Zimbabwe

Emmerson Mnangagwa, the former vice president of Zimbabwe whose sacking by dictator Robert Mugabe touched off a political crisis that ended Mugabe’s 37 years of rule, returned to Zimbabwe on Wednesday and announced that he would be sworn in as interim president on Friday.

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, center, sits for formal photographs with university officials, after presiding over a student graduation ceremony at Zimbabwe Open University on the outskirts of Harare, Zimbabwe Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. Mugabe is making his first public appearance since the military put him under house arrest earlier this …

Mugabe Makes First Appearance Since Zimbabwe Coup, Falls Asleep

93-year-old Zimbabwean dictator Robert Mugabe made his first public appearance since the coup that kinda-sorta deposed him this week, attending a university graduation ceremony on Friday during which he apparently fell asleep.

The annual birthday party for Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe is reported to cost up to $1 million (0.9 million euros)

Zimbabwe Chaos Continues as Mugabe Refuses to Resign

The fate of Robert Mugabe remained in doubt on Thursday, as he reportedly negotiated with the Zimbabwean military to either retain power or receive safe passage out of the country into exile.

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe attends the burial of Brigadier General James Murozvi, who was granted national hero status by President Robert Mugabe, at the National Heroes Acre in Harare, on April 12, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Jekesai NJIKIZANA (Photo credit should read JEKESAI NJIKIZANA/AFP/Getty Images)

Israel Warns Citizens to Avoid Zimbabwe Amid Coup Reports

The Israeli Foreign Ministry on Wednesday revised its travel advisory for Zimbabwe, warning Israelis not to visit the country and telling those who are there to remain inside their homes amid reports of a coup in the southern African nation.

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe attends the burial of Brigadier General James Murozvi, who was granted national hero status by President Robert Mugabe, at the National Heroes Acre in Harare, on April 12, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Jekesai NJIKIZANA (Photo credit should read JEKESAI NJIKIZANA/AFP/Getty Images)

Zimbabwe Coup: Mugabe Under House Arrest, Army Controls Media

93-year-old dictator Robert Mugabe’s reign over Zimbabwe appears to be coming to an end, as he has reportedly been placed under house arrest by the military. Military forces have also seized control of state media, which they helpfully used to inform the public that “this is not a military takeover.”

This undated picture released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on April 26, 2017 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) attending the combined fire demonstration of the services of the Korean People's Army in celebration of its 85th founding anniversary at the airport of eastern front. …

Report: Kim Jong-Un Killed Uncle and Half-Brother to Foil Chinese Coup Plot

A Japanese magazine called Nikkei Asian Review reported this week that North Korea’s chilly relations with its longtime patron China are due, in part, to a Chinese plan that would have eliminated North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un and replaced him with his half-brother Kim Jong-nam.

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Turkey Arrests 24 in Coup Probe of Police Academy

Turkey added another 24 arrests on Friday, to the 50,000 or so people detained after the July 2016 coup attempt. A total of 40 arrest warrants were written based on the lengthy investigation of an alleged plot by followers of exiled imam Fethullah Gulen to infiltrate the police force.

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA - DECEMBER 14 : Saudi defence minister and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (L) and Deputy Crown Prince and the Minister of Interior of Saudi Arabia Muhammad bin Nayef (R) attend an opening ceremony of new Shura Council in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on December 14, 2016. …

Reports: Saudis Held Crown Prince Prisoner, Forced Him to Renounce Throne

When Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef was abruptly swapped out for a younger model, rock-star Prince Mohammed bin Salman, there were rumors the transfer of power wasn’t as smooth as the Saudi government portrayed it. The government dismissed rumors that Nayef was placed under comfortable house arrest while Salman’s ascension was completed.

A picture taken on August 2, 2016 shows a picture of US-based preacher Fethullah Gulen set up on a dummy at the Kizilay Square in front of a Turkish national flag in Ankara during a protest against the failed military coup, on August 2, 2016. Erdogan said on August 2, …

Frustrated by Trump, Turkey Willing to Settle for Gulen House Arrest Instead of Extradition

The administration of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has long portrayed former imam Fethullah Gulen as the sinister mastermind who orchestrated last year’s failed coup attempt from his home in Pennsylvania. Turkey demanded Gulen’s extradition from both the Obama and Trump administrations and denounced their failure to hand him over as outrageous.

ANKARA, TURKEY - JULY 13 : (----EDITORIAL USE ONLY MANDATORY CREDIT - ' TURKISH PRESIDENCY / MURAT CETINMUHURDAR / HANDOUT' - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS----) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan makes a speech as part of the commemoration ceremony of 15th July …

Turkey Furious at U.S. and Europe for Blocking Coup Commemorations

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim expressed anger at the United States and European nations on Friday for refusing to allow events commemorating the one-year anniversary of the failed coup attempt against the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

US President Donald Trump celebrates after his speech during the Presidential Inauguration at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 20, 2017. (Photo: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

It’s Not About The Donald, It’s About Democracy

The ongoing efforts by Democrats, the mainstream media, and elements of the federal bureaucracy to bring down President Donald Trump raise alarms for the safety of our constitutional democracy.

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Gulen: Erdogan ‘Doing Everything He Can to Amass Power and Subjugate Dissent’

Exiled imam Fethullah Gulen, blamed by the Turkish government for masterminding last July’s coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, penned an op-ed for the Washington Post on the eve of Erdogan’s visit to the Trump White House in which he described his nemesis as an aspiring dictator.

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Indonesian Military Files Lawsuit over ‘Hoax’ Coup Story

The Indonesian military has filed a police report over a story originating at The Intercept, which claimed protests against the governor of Jakarta were actually part of a plot to overthrow President Joko Widodo.

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Evan McMullin: President Donald Trump Is a ‘Domestic Enemy’

Former CIA operative and 2016 third-party presidential candidate Evan McMullin took to Twitter and CNN on Wednesday to defend rogue intelligence agents who break the law to leak classified information, saying President Donald Trump “presents a threat to the country.”

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump stands at his podium during the Presidential Debate at Hofstra University on September 26, 2016 in Hempstead, New York. The first of four debates for the 2016 Election, three Presidential and one Vice Presidential, is moderated by NBC's Lester Holt. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Ex-Obama Official Suggests ‘Military Coup’ Against Trump

In a blog post for Foreign Policy, Rosa Brooks, a former Obama administration official, outlined four ways to “get rid” of President Trump, including declaring him mentally unfit for command or enacting a military coup.