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Mugabe: Liberation Hero Turned Despot

Robert Mugabe, who has died aged 95, used repression and fear to hold on to power in Zimbabwe for 37 years until he was finally ousted when his previously loyal military generals turned against him.

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Yemen Quagmire Showcases Hazards of Saudi Power Play

Saudi Arabia is confronting the perils of its combative foreign policy as it slides further into a military quagmire in Yemen, one of a series of strategic missteps under the ambitious crown prince, analysts say.

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A Look at Foreign Military Bases across the Persian Gulf

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As new U.S.-led naval patrols in the Persian Gulf raise the stakes with Iran and Tehran's nuclear deal collapses, the ongoing tensions have drawn renewed attention to foreign military bases in the region.

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Israel's Fight against Iran and Its Proxies

An Israeli strike in Syria against what it said was an attack plan by an Iranian force came amid allegations it has also targeted sites in Iraq.

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75 Years Later, US World War II Veterans Say: Never Forget

Seventy-five years ago, they helped free Europe from the Nazis. This weekend, U.S. veterans are back in Paris to celebrate, and commemorate.

Now in their 90s, these men aren't afraid to cry about what they saw in World War II. And they want everyone to remember what happened back then, so that it doesn't happen again.

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Salvini: Italian Far-Right Leader Down but Not Yet Out

With his "Italians first" rallying cry and his tub-thumping against Islam and illegal migrants, Matteo Salvini's stint as Italy's deputy prime minister and interior minister made him the country's most popular and controversial politician.

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Fears in U.S. of Bad Peace Deal with the Taliban

An Afghanistan peace agreement that the US seems close to reaching with the Taliban has prompted worries that President Donald Trump's desire to quickly withdraw U.S. troops could further plunge the country into civil war.

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South Yemen: Separatism Strong in Ex-Independent State

South Yemen, where separatists have captured Aden's presidential palace after deadly clashes with pro-government forces, was an independent state before its merger with the North in 1990.

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500 Years Ago, Europeans Set off to Explore the World

The expedition that circumnavigated the globe via the oceans for the first time 500 years ago is among the major journeys of discovery by European explorers in the 15th and 16th centuries.

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Towards a New Era: What is in Sudan's Landmark Pact

Veteran Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir ruled the northeast African country for three decades with an iron fist. Now Sudan is turning the page, ushering in a new era of civilian rule.

A constitutional declaration, signed on Sunday between the ruling generals and the leaders of an unprecedented protest movement, sets out the framework for a transitional leadership and builds on a landmark power-sharing deal initialled on July 17. 

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