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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.

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.