New images show Robert Mugabe looking relaxed and smiling. He's been under house arrest since the military takeover on Wednesday morning. Also, President Trump's planned tax reforms pass the first hurdle in Congress, new audio is released from the trial of Nelson Mandela in 1964, and Saudi Arabia says it won't lift its blockade of the main airport and seaport in Yemen until Houthi rebels give up their weapons.
South Africa says regional mediators are meeting the Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe -- who remains under house arrest following the military's seizure of power. Also, Cambodia's Supreme Court has dissolved the main opposition party -- accusing it of plotting to overthrow the government, and do the Amish have the secret to longevity?
A number of ministers are believed to be detained and Mugabe is under house arrest. Correspondents say many people in the capital, Harare, are hoping for an end to the president's era, while a number of leading members of the ruling ZANU-PF party have said the former rebel leader had come unstuck by seemingly attempting to establish a dynasty. Also: the French President, Emmanuel Macron, invites the Lebanese prime minister, Saad Hariri, and his family to go to France, but stresses that he's not offering political exile, and scientists attempt to cure incurable diseases using gene therapy inside the body.
As Zimbabwe's army takes control, South Africa's leader says the president is at home and 'fine'. Also: the president of Lebanon has accused Saudi Arabia of detaining the prime minister Saad Hariri who announced his resignation in Riyadh earlier this month, and a new UN report indicates Afghanistan has nearly doubled its opium production in one year.
A special edition on the fast moving events in Zimbabwe. The army in Zimbabwe has seized control of the country but denies it has staged a coup. President Zuma of South Africa says Robert Mugabe told him he was confined to his home.
Image: Tanks in Harare, Credit: AFP/Getty Images