Pakistani police move to clear Islamist sit-in paralyzing capital Play

Pakistani police move to clear Islamist sit-in paralyzing capital

Pakistani police used tear gas and watercannon in clashes with stone-throwing Islamist protesters on November 25, as they moved to clear a protest by the religious hard-liners who have blocked main routes into Islamabad for more than two weeks. Clashes immediately broke out between members of Tehreek-e-Labaik, a hard-line Islamist party, and some 4,000 police sent to break up the protest. Nov 25, 2017
Emmerson Mnangagwa sworn in as Zimbabwe president Play

Emmerson Mnangagwa sworn in as Zimbabwe president

Emmerson Mnangagwa was sworn in as President of Zimbabwe on November 24 to loud cheers from a packed national stadium in Harare. Mnangagwa, 75, was nominated for president by the ruling ZANU-PF party after Robert Mugabe resigned on 21 November following an intervention by the military last week. Nov 24, 2017