Political and civil unrest

A press conference by opposition leader Nelson Chamisa gets underway in Harare, Zimbabwe, Friday Aug. 3, 2018. Hours after President Emmerson Mnangagwa was declared the winner of a tight election, riot police disrupted the press conference where opposition leader Nelson Chamisa was about to respond to the election results. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
August 03, 2018 - 12:01 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe's election (all times local): 6 p.m. Zimbabwe's president says people are free to approach the courts if they have issues with the results of Monday's election, which he carried with just over 50 percent of the vote. President Emmerson Mnangagwa spoke...
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Riot police stand guard during a raid of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) headquarters in Harare Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018. MDC leader Nelson Chamisa says police have raided the headquarters and seized computers, while police say 18 people there were arrested. The developments come a few hours before the electoral commission is expected to start releasing the results of Monday's presidential election. (AP Photo/Mujahid Safodien)
August 02, 2018 - 7:16 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe's election (all times local): 1:15 a.m. Zimbabwe's president says he is "humbled" by his win in Monday's election, the first after the fall of his former mentor Robert Mugabe. "Though we may have been divided at the polls, we are united in our dreams...
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A supporter of Zimbabwean's main opposition party MDC, who was arrested following clashes, is seen detained in a police vehicle outside the MDC headquarters, in Harare, Thursday Aug. 2, 2018. Gunfire, tear gas, and burning cars disrupted Harare's streets Wednesday as armed riot police and army troops clashed with rock-throwing opposition supporters after the Electoral Commission announced it would not give the results in July 30 2018 presidential elections today.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
August 02, 2018 - 1:10 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's ruling party and the main opposition group on Thursday both declared that they won the presidential election ahead of the imminent announcement of the result, reflecting a bitter rivalry that was exacerbated by deadly violence in the capital. The death toll from...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2012, file photo, the Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia. Facebook said it has uncovered “sophisticated” efforts, possibly linked to Russia, to influence U.S. politics on its platforms. The company said it removed more than 30 accounts from Facebook and Instagram because they were involved in “coordinated” behavior and appeared to be fake. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
August 02, 2018 - 12:21 am
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Organizers of a counter-protest of a white supremacist rally in the nation's capital say they are shocked and upset that Facebook disabled their event's page this week, saying it had been created by "bad actors" misusing the social media platform. Facebook defended the...
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The body of a man lays in the closed entrance of store after been shot as opposition party supporters and police clashed in Harare, Zimbabwe, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. Gunfire, tear gas, and burning cars disrupted Harare’s streets Wednesday as armed riot police and army troops clashed with rock-throwing opposition supporters, protesting delays in announcing the results of Monday’s presidential election, the first after the fall of longtime leader Robert Mugabe. (AP Photo/Bram Janssen)
August 01, 2018 - 11:00 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Rioting erupted Wednesday in Zimbabwe's capital as opposition supporters clashed with police and army troops over delays in announcing results from the presidential election, the country's first since the fall of longtime leader Robert Mugabe. The security forces opened fire...
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August 01, 2018 - 9:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is set to travel to Ohio to hold a campaign rally in support of Republican state Sen. Troy Balderson, who is running for Congress. Trump's campaign says he will appear in Delaware, Ohio, on Saturday evening, days before the Aug. 7 special election for the...
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Opposition party supporters react after police fired tear gas, in Harare, Zimbabwe, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. Hundreds of angry opposition supporters outside Zimbabwe's electoral commission were met by riot police firing tear gas on Wednesday as the country awaited the results of Monday's presidential election, the first after the fall of longtime leader Robert Mugabe. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
August 01, 2018 - 9:44 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe's election (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Armed troops are on the streets of Zimbabwe's capital to try to disperse hundreds of opposition protesters angry about alleged manipulation in the country's election. Smoke is rising in Harare from burning...
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Main opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) supporters celebrate outside their headquarters in Harare, Tuesday, July 31, 2018, believing they have won the elections that took place Monday. Zimbabweans hope the election will help to lift their country out of economic and political stagnation. (AP Photo/Mujahid Safodien)
July 31, 2018 - 12:50 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe's election (all times local): 5 p.m. Zimbabwe's electoral commission has announced the first official results of Monday's elections but says it is waiting to release any news on the presidential race until all results are collated. The commission says...
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The last of the voters cast their ballots at a polling station near Harare, Zimbabwe, Monday July 30, 2018. Polls have closed in Zimbabwe's historic election, the first since the fall of longtime leader Robert Mugabe. Millions have voted, turnout was high and the day was free of the violence that marked previous elections. (AP Photo/Mujahid Safodien)
July 30, 2018 - 3:40 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe's election (all times local): 9:30 p.m. The last of Zimbabwe's voters have cast their ballots by the light of lanterns, candles and mobile phones as counting is underway in a historic election. The final results are expected within five days in the...
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Iranians enjoy their time in a cafe in downtown Tehran, Iran, Monday, July 30, 2018. Iran's currency has dropped to a record low ahead of the imposition of renewed American sanctions, with many fearing prolonged economic suffering or possible civil unrest. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
July 30, 2018 - 2:18 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's currency plummeted to a record low Monday, a week before the United States restores sanctions lifted under the unraveling nuclear deal, giving rise to fears of prolonged economic suffering and further civil unrest. Already last month, protesters clashed with police...
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