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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.”

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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. (Photo by Bandar Algaloud / Saudi Royal Council / Handout/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

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.