Stories tagged: coup
Sun., June 30, 2019
Protesters in Sudan have held their first mass demonstrations against military rule since security forces launched a violent crackdown earlier this month.
UPDATED: Mon., June 24, 2019
The Ethiopian army general accused of leading a failed coup in a restive northern region was killed Monday in a firefight with security forces amid a security crackdown in which …
Sun., June 23, 2019
Ethiopia’s military chief was shot to death by his bodyguard amid a failed coup attempt against a regional government north of the capital, Addis Ababa, the prime minister said.
Thu., June 20, 2019
A Turkish court has sentenced 128 people accused of being among the ringleaders of the failed military coup in 2016, to life terms in prison, according to Turkish media.
Wed., June 5, 2019
Thailand’s Parliament elected 2014 coup leader Prayuth Chan-ocha as prime minister in a vote Wednesday that helps ensure the military’s sustained dominance of politics since the country became a constitutional …
UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019
Anti-government demonstrators clashed with troops loyal to Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro at an air base in the capital hours after opposition leader Juan Guaido took to the streets in a …
Thu., April 11, 2019
Sudan’s military ousted and arrested President Omar al-Bashir on Thursday, delivering the deathblow to the authoritarian’s nearly 30-year rule following months of intense protests.
UPDATED: Thu., April 11, 2019
Sudan’s defense minister said Thursday that President Omar al-Bashir had been taken into military custody, effectively announcing a military coup to end his 30-year rule.
Sun., Sept. 9, 2018
Trump administration met with, but rebuffed, Venezuelan officers who said they were plotting a coup, officials say
The Trump administration met several times last year and early this year with Venezuelan military officers purporting to be dissidents plotting a coup against President Nicolas Maduro, but ultimately rebuffed …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017
Nearly 500 suspects, including generals and military pilots, went on trial Tuesday in Turkey accused of leading last year’s failed coup attempt and carrying out attacks from an air base …
Tue., July 11, 2017
Turkish authorities have issued detention warrants for 105 information technology experts suspected of aiding last year’s failed coup, the state-run news agency reported.
Thu., June 8, 2017
Montenegro’s higher court on Thursday confirmed prosecution indictments against 14 people, including two Russians charged with masterminding a coup attempt aimed at preventing Montenegro from joining NATO.
Thu., April 6, 2017
Tens of thousands of Venezuelans shut down much of the capital on Thursday and clashed with police to protest what they call an attempted coup by the socialist administration.
Wed., March 1, 2017
Russian-backed rebels are taking over scores of factories and mines in eastern Ukraine, many of them belonging to a tycoon whose foundation has been the largest provider of humanitarian aid …
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016
NATO’s top military officer says that around 150 Turkish officers have been recalled or retired from the alliance’s high command in response to the failed coup attempt in Turkey in …
Sat., July 23, 2016
In a new tactic against suspected coup plotters, Turkey on Saturday announced it had seized more than 2,250 social, educational or health care institutions and facilities that it claims pose …
Wed., July 20, 2016
Thanks to the Gulen uproar, Turkish media are filled with anti-American conspiracy theories charging Washington with endorsing the plot – a charge even some of Erdogan’s cabinet ministers are making.
Sun., July 17, 2016
The Turkish government accelerated its crackdown on alleged plotters of the failed coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, with the justice minister saying Sunday that 6,000 people had been detained …
Fri., June 3, 2011
While most in the United States were recognizing Memorial Day with a three-day weekend, the people of Honduras were engaged in a historic event: the return of President Manuel Zelaya, …
Fri., Dec. 26, 2008
CONAKRY, Guinea – Guinea’s coup leader solidified his hold over this impoverished West African nation Thursday as the prime minister who served under its late dictator surrendered and stepped down …
Wed., Dec. 24, 2008
CONAKRY, Guinea – A military group seized control of the airwaves in mineral-rich Guinea and declared a coup Tuesday after the death of the West African country’s dictator, one of …