Mugabe resigns, Zimbabwe rejoices; Putin meets Assad; net neutrality in jeopardy
Russia denies nuclear accident despite contrary evidence
Putin looks to end Russia military push in Syria
At least 50 dead in suicide bombing attack in northeast Nigeria
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Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe resigned today, marking the end to 37 years of rule. Zimbabwe’s former vice-president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, whose firing led to last week’s army takeover in the capital, is expected to become the next president of the African nation.
Russian President Vladimir Putin met his Syrian counterpart, Bashar al-Assad, in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, before talks on Wednesday. The talks, which also include Turkey and Iran, aim to give new life to the peace process in devastated Syria, according toAgence France Presse.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has unveiled plans to end net neutrality in the United States, reversing an Obama administration policy that made broadband internet a public utility.
Since 2009, the terror group has conducted a brutal insurgency campaign in northeast Nigeria that has killed over 20,000 people and displaced two million more in an attempt to create an Islamic state, the United Nations has said.
An investigation by The Associated Press reveals the harrowing extent of sexual abuse in Islamic schools in Pakistan, where clerics hold sway and sexual abuse is a taboo subject. The AP discovered hundreds of cases of sexual abuse by clerics were reported in the past decade. Pakistani officials suspect that the problem may be endemic to a country where over two million children are taught in madrasas (religious schools). One anonymous official compared the situation to the abuse of children by priests in the Catholic Church. — George Engels
The recent row between Trump and the widow of a soldier killed in Niger, Africa, focused attention on an area of U.S. overseas operations that was little known. This piece from the think-tank Council for Foreign Relations said the soldiers’ deaths “sparked fresh debate over the security assistance role the United States plays in West Africa.” — Angela Long
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