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.
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BERLIN Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) should reconsider their opposition to joining a new "grand coalition" with Angela Merkel's conservatives because Europe needs a stable government in Berlin, a senior ally of the chancellor said on Thursday.
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.
LONDON Britain's parliament will debate the Brexit withdrawal bill on Dec. 4, and on a further four days in the month, the leader of the House of Commons said on Thursday.
JALALABAD, Afghanistan Islamic State on Thursday beheaded 15 of its own fighters due to infighting in Afghanistan's eastern province of Nangarhar, the local government said.
MANILA There is a "strong likelihood" Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will lift a suspension on police from his war on drugs, his spokesman said on Thursday, a move likely to alarm activists who accuse police of committing murder under the guise of drug busts.