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Mugabe granted immunity, assured of safety in Zimbabwe: sources


HARARE Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe was granted immunity from prosecution and assured that his safety would be protected in his home country as part of a deal that led to his resignation, sources close to the negotiations said on Thursday.

Zimbabwe bourse loses $6 billion, index falls 40 percent after military takeover 11:31am EST

HARARE Zimbabwe's stock market has shed $6 billion while its main index has slumped 40 percent since last Wednesday when the military seized power leading to the fall of Robert Mugabe, stock exchange data showed on Thursday.

Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa says against any form of 'vengeful retribution' 11:21am EST

HARARE Zimbabwe's incoming president Emmerson Mnangagwa has called on citizens to remain peaceful and desist from any form of "vengeful retribution", days after Robert Mugabe resigned from power.

Breakingviews - Hadas: Be thankful for good economic news 10:39am EST

LONDON (Reuters Breakingviews) - “The needy nations grow more destitute, while the rich nations become even richer.” When Pope Paul VI wrote that in 1967, the leader of the Catholic Church was expressing the era’s conventional wisdom. The pope then begged all people of goodwill, poor and rich alike, to change the situation. Much of his prayer has been granted.

"The people have spoken," says Zimbabwe's new leader 9:53am EST

HARARE Zimbabwe's new leader Emmerson Mnangagwa told a cheering crowd in Harare on Wednesday that the country was entering a new stage of democracy following Robert Mugabe's removal as president after nearly four decades in power. | Video

Russia says Google down-ranking Sputnik, RT would be censorship 9:33am EST

MOSCOW Russia's foreign ministry said on Thursday that moves by Alphabet Inc's Google to place articles from Russian news outlets Sputnik and Russia Today lower in search results would amount to censorship.

Britain says Zimbabwe's new rulers must show resolve for democracy 7:58am EST

LONDON Britain wants Zimbabwe's new rulers to show clear resolve to place the country on a more democratic and prosperous path after the fall of Robert Mugabe.

Iran sets December 10 court date for jailed Iranian-British aid worker 7:28am EST

LONDON Iran has told jailed Iranian-British aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe that she will appear in court next month accused of spreading propaganda, her husband, Richard, said on Thursday.

Iran Guards ready to help rebuild Syria, Hezbollah will not disarm: TV 6:02am EST

ANKARA Iran's Revolutionary Guards are ready to help rebuild Syria and bring about a lasting "ceasefire" there, chief commander Mohammad Ali Jafari said, adding that disarming Lebanon's Hezbollah is out of the question, state TV reported on Thursday.

Zimbabwe opposition wants Mugabe's pillars of repression dismantled 5:43am EST

HARARE Zimbabwe's main opposition said on Thursday it wanted incoming president Emmerson Mnangagwa to dismantle all pillars of repression that helped sustain Robert Mugabe's 37 years in power.