The Trump administration plans to instate Mike Pompeo, the current director of the CIA, as secretary of state within the next few weeks, the New York Times reports. Sen.
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North Korea fired an intercontinental ballistic missile in a test that demonstrated the Kim regime’s longest potential range capability yet.
Pope Francis met with Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s civilian leader, and failed to explicitly denounce Myanmar’s campaign of violence against Rohingya Muslims, the New York Times reported.
Egyptian security forces targeted militants in the Sinai peninsula after an attack on a mosque in a local village killed 305 people, the New York Times reported.
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President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe resigned after Zimbabwe’s parliament began impeachment proceedings against him, the New York Times reported. Mass protests against Mugabe’s rule followed an army coup last week.
Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s embattled president, refused to step down after his own party removed him as its leader, according to Reuters. Mugabe rejected a 24-hour ultimatum from his ZANU-PF party to resign, instead pledging to continue on as Zimbabwe’s leader. A military coup put Mugabe under house arrest four days ago and prompted the ZANU-PF to push for his removal.
Russia blocked the extension of the U.N. investigation into the use of chemical weapons in Syria, the Washington Post reported. Russia’s representative to the Security Council vetoed a resolution that the U.S. introduced to prolong the mandate of the Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM), the U.N.
The White House released an unclassified charter on its vulnerabilities equities process (VEP) on Wednesday, disclosing for the first time the rules under which the government chooses which software flaws it will disclose or retain for national security purposes,
Zimbabwe’s military put President Robert Mugabe under house arrest as soldiers occupied government and media offices, Reuters reported. A military spokesperson said the dramatic seizure of power is aimed at stopping “criminals” close to the president.