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Saudi Arabia 'to Let Aid Reach Rebel-Held Yemen'

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 10:33am
The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen has said it is easing an air and sea blockade of areas held by Houthi rebels. But it is unclear whether any aid has arrived at Sanaa airport or the Red Sea port of Hodeida. We hear from the UN's representative in Yemen, who has warned that hundreds of thousands of Yemenis could starve. Also in the programme: The US envoy to Ukraine says the conflict in the country's east is "by no means frozen"; and our correspondent has exclusive access to Riyadh's most luxurious hotel where dozens of prominent corruption suspects are being held. (Image: A cargo ship moored at the Red Sea port of Hodeida, on 07 November 2017. Credit: AFP PHOTO/Abdo Hyder/Getty Images)
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Reaction to Sentencing of Bosnian Serb Commander Ratko Mladic

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 5:36pm
Mladic gets life sentence in the Hague for genocide and crimes against humanity in Balkans War. Also in the programme: In Zimbabwe, new leader Emmerson Mnangagwa makes his first speech; and soaring maternal mortality rates in Texas. (Photo: A woman at a relative's grave near the site of the Srebrenica massacre. Credit: DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP/Getty Images)
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Ratko Mladic Sentenced to Life in Prison

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 10:18am
Notorious Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic is found guilty of war crimes and genocide in Balkans war. Also in the programme: Mnangagwa arrives back in Zimbabwe and Hariri postpones resignation (Photo: Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic sits at the Yugoslav War Crimes Tribunal for the verdict hearing in his genocide trial, in The Hague, Netherlands Credit:EPA/PETER DEJONG / POOL)
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Zimbabwe: Mugabe Resigns After 37-Year Rule

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 5:31pm
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has resigned, ending his 37-year rule. The surprise announcement halted an impeachment hearing that had begun against him and sparked wild celebrations on the nation's streets. Also in the programme: more on the suicide attack in the northeastern town of Mubi in Nigeria, and a special report from Uzbekistan. Image: A man waves a flag in front of the parliament in Harare. Credit: Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images.
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Mugabe Impeachment Proceedings Begin

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 11:11am
Zimbabwe's parliament begins impeaching President Mugabe as protests mount in the capital Harare. Also in the programme: Syria's new realities and Islamic extremism in Uzbekistan. (Photo: A protestor holds a portrait of Zimbabwean opposition and Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Morgan Tsvangirai outside the Zimbabwean parliament. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)
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Zimbabwe Army: Mugabe to Meet Rival

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 5:13pm
Zimbabwe's top general says President Robert Mugabe is in contact with the former vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa whose sacking prompted the current political crisis. The eldest daughter of Mr Mnangagwa tells Newshour her father, who has been described as Mr Mugabe's enforcer and accused of human rights violations, feared for his life after his sacking. Also in the programme: The Lebanese family fed up with sectarian politics; and what does the collapse of coalition talks in Germany mean for Angela Merkel's future? (Image: Zimbabwe's army chief Constantino Guveya Chiwenga speaks during a press conference in the capital Harare. Credit: AFP PHOTO/Jekesai Njikizana/Getty Images)
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President Mugabe Resists Growing Pressure to Resign

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 10:25am
Robert Mugabe threatened with impeachment as he ignores resignation deadline; political uncertainty in Lebanon; and the death of notorious cult leader Charles Manson. (Photo: A resident attends a prayer meeting called to force Robert Mugabe to resign outside Parliament Building in Harare, Zimbabwe. Credit: Reuters/Philimon Bulawayo)
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Robert Mugabe Defies Resignation Calls

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 5:17pm
The president of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, has defied intense pressure to stand down. In a twenty-minute televised address, Mr Mugabe, flanked by military generals, said he intended to lead next month's congress of the ruling party, ZANU-PF. A party spokesman says they are following due process, but the opposition and the powerful war veterans group tell us they will go ahead with their efforts to impeach the president. Also in the programme: The Haitians with a very uncertain in the future in the US; and hope for Argentina's missing submarine? (Image: Robert Mugabe delivers a televised address to the nation. Credit: AFP/ZBC/Getty Images)
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Zimbabwe's Ruling Party Removes Mugabe

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 9:20am
Zimbabwe's ruling party, ZANU-PF, dismisses Robert Mugabe as its leader, and appoints in his place the man he sacked as vice president, Emmerson Mnangagwa. Also in the programme: Iraq-Iran earthquake one week on; and missing Argentina submarine may have sent failed satellite calls. (Photo: Robert Mugabe. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)
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18/11/2017 GMT

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 5:14pm
Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.
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Thousands Celebrate En Of Mugabe Era

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 9:23am
Jubilant crowds have been marching in Zimbabwe to demand the resignation of President Robert Mugabe and to celebrate the army's move to force him from power. Also on the programme: The former Lebanese prime minister, Saad Hariri, is meeting President Macron of France to discuss crisis sparked by his resignation; the conservative Christians protesting against what they see as 'immoral art' in Brazil. And a rare India ink drawing of the boy detective Tintin and his faithful dog Snowy has been sold for almost half-a-million dollars at an auction in Paris. (Photo: Protesters calling for Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe to step down take to the streets in Harare. Credit: Reuters)
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Former Lebanese PM Saad Hariri to Fly to Paris

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 5:46pm
Saad Hariri, the former Lebanese prime minister who resigned in Saudi Arabia has said he is leaving the Kingdom for France; how much longer can Robert Mugabe hold on as Zimbabwean president, as his former allies desert him? (Image: Saad Hariri. Credit: Getty Images)
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Zimbabwe Takeover: Mugabe Makes First Public Appearance

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 10:27am
The Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has made his first public appearance - at a graduation ceremony in the capital, Harare - since the military put him under house arrest on Wednesday. Earlier the military said talks with Mr Mugabe were continuing and there had been significant progress in targeting what it called the "criminals surrounding him". Some reports say Mr Mugabe has been demanding guarantees and a dignified exit. Also in the programme: Newshour's Tim Franks is in Lebanon as the country's prime minister, who has resigned, is expected to leave Saudi Arabia; and one of Italy's most feared Mafia bosses has died in prison. (Image: Robert Mugabe delivers a speech during a graduation ceremony at the Zimbabwe Open University in Harare. Credit: AFP/Getty Images/Jekesai Nikizana)
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16/11/2017 GMT

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 5:10pm
Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.
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Zimbabwe Awaits News On Mugabe's Future

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 10:17am
South African government ministers are in Harare for crisis talks with ousted President Robert Mugabe and military leaders who have seized control. Also on the programme: Yemen's civilians pay price of Saudi-led blockade; 'Leonardo da Vinci artwork' sells for record $450 million; and a genetic mutation has been identified in the Amish people of the mid-western United States that appears to extend their life span! (Photo: A vendor sits at a stall in the Zimbabwean capital Harare on November 16, 2017, a day after the military took power and announced plans to arrest "criminals" close to the president. Credit: AFP)
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Robert Mugabe Under House Arrest

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 5:22pm
Zimbabwe's military has taken control of the country saying it is targeting the president's allies, but not the president himself. The army's intervention was triggered by a power struggle to succeed Mr Mugabe between his wife, Grace, and Emmerson Mnangagwa, who was sacked as Vice-President last week. Also in the programme: Africa's richest woman, Isabel Dos Santos, has been sacked as the head of Angola's state oil company; and the rise of poppy cultivation in Afghanistan. Photo: Troops on patrol in the Zimbabwean capital, Harare. Credit: AFP
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Zimbabwean Army Seizes Power

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 10:15am
The South African government has confirmed that the Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is under house arrest, as the army has seized power in the country. A military spokesman said the president was safe and denied there had been a coup. We discuss whether Mr Mugabe's 37-year rule is coming to an end. Also in the programme: Lebanon's foreign minister calls on the country's prime minister to reverse his decision to resign; and a report from the frontline in Yemen. (Image: Military vehicles and soldiers patrol the streets in Zimbabwe's capital Harare. Credit: Reuters/Philimon Bulawayo)
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Zimbabwe Army Chief Accused Of Treason

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 5:37pm
The ruling party in Zimbabwe has accused the country's army chief of treason after he warned there could be military intervention if a purge of independence war veterans is not halted. Also on the programme: We will hear from our chief international correspondent who is in the Saudi capital Riyadh, where Lebanon's Prime Minister remains - but for how long? And the children trapped by Albania's blood feuds. (Photo: Army General Constantino Chiwenga Commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces. Credit: AFP)
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Venezuela's First Debt Default

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 10:08am
International ratings agencies say Venezuela is in selective default over missed debt payments. Also on the programme: Iran-Iraq earthquake death toll on the rise, and the first digital drug. (Picture: The corporate logo of the state oil company PDVSA in Caracas, Venezuela. Credit: REUTERS/Marco Bello)
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Raqqa's Dirty Secret

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 5:38pm
A BBC investigation in Syria has established that 250 Islamic State fighters were allowed to escape unharmed from the city of Raqqa when it was recaptured last month by American-backed militias. The fighters were among about 4000 people who withdrew in a convoy shortly before it fell. We hear from our Our Middle East correspondent, Quentin Somerville, who as been in Raqqa. Also on the programme: The latest on the deadliest quake to hit this year, hundreds are dead in Iran. And Artist Jeremy Deller helps Newcastle recreate Martin Luther King speech. (A view of a part of downtown Raqqa after it was liberated from the Islamic State militants, in Raqqa, Syria. Credit:Reuters)
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