'We cannot wait longer and lose time. Affairs of state cannot be stopped,' Lebanese President Michael Aoun said on Twitter Photograph: (Zee News Network)
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The army has taken control in Zimbabwe including the state TV and detained President Robert Mugabe. The military has, however, clarified that President Mugabe is safe and has denied staging a coup.
News reports quoted Chandy as saying Chief Minister Pinari Vijayan had not insisted on his resignation but had asked him to "consider it". There had been massive pressure on Vijayan and Chandy that the latter resigned.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday met Haryana chief minister (CM) Manohar Lal Khattar over the air pollution in Delhi resulting from stubble burning.
Lebanese President Michel Aoun said on Wednesday that Saudi Arabia had detained Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, the first time he had said so publicly, and called it an act of aggression against Lebanon.