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Turkey issues life sentences over failed 2016 coup

November 26, 2020 4:57 pm

Fethullah Gulen, a US-based Muslim preacher who was once an Erdogan ally, is accused of ordering the failed putsch. His movement has been proscribed as a terrorist group by Ankara, although he denies all charges.

Burkina Faso president back in power one week after coup

September 23, 2015 4:30 pm

In recent days, Burkina Faso's army sent troops into the capital to pressure Diendere and his soldiers to cede power.

Burkina Faso mediators propose November vote after coup

September 21, 2015 9:47 am

That could prove to be the serious sticking point in a draft agreement released late Sunday following two days of talks led by the presidents of Senegal and Benin.

Burkina Faso: Mediators deplore lack of dialogue after coup

September 19, 2015 3:47 pm

Transitional leaders were supposed to steer Burkina Faso to elections next month, but that process was derailed when Gen. Gilbert Diendere seized power Thursday.

Burkina Faso junta frees interim president after coup

September 18, 2015 5:08 pm

The junta released a statement Friday saying that Michel Kafando was freed from military custody.

Unprecedented number of royal slur cases post Thai coup: Amnesty

September 11, 2014 5:04 pm

An unprecedented number of people have been charged with lese majeste offences since the coup, Amnesty said.

Military action leaves Lesotho in power vacuum

September 01, 2014 9:24 pm

Prime Minister Thomas Thabane called the actions a coup attempt but Lesotho Defense Forces.

Australia's Kevin Rudd to contest in a leadership vote against Gillard

February 24, 2012 1:37 pm

Rudd,ousted by Gillard in June 2010,said he was the best person to lead the governing Labor Party.

Media persons may be quizzed over 'coup plot' by Fonseka

February 07, 2010 2:16 pm

Sri Lankan authorities are likely to question several media persons,over the alleged plot by him to stage a coup and assassinate incumbent Mahinada Rajapaksa.

Coup denied as Pak minister blocked from leaving

December 18, 2009 12:04 pm

Political turmoil deepened in Pak as the country's anti-corruption agency barred Defence Minister Chaudhry Ahmed Mukhtar from leaving the country.