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Sudanese hold mass marches to protest army rule

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, 9:14 p.m.

Plotter of failed Ethiopia coup killed, 182 others arrested

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 …


Ethiopia says military chief killed, regional coup failed

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.


Turkish court hands down life sentences in coup trial

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.


Thai Parliament votes for coup leader to stay on as PM

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, 5:50 p.m.

Street clashes erupt as Venezuela’s Guaido urges uprising

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 …


Sudan military ousts President al-Bashir, who took power in his own coup nearly 30 years ago

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, 11:26 a.m.

Sudan’s military overthrows president following months of popular protests

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.


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, 6:43 p.m.

Nearly 500 suspects stand trial over Turkey’s failed coup

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 …


Turkey’s failed coup: Warrants issued for 105 tech experts

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.


Montenegro court confirms indictments against 2 Russians

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.


Venezuela opposition keeps up pressure in streets

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.


Russia-backed rebels take over factories, mines in Ukraine

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 …


NATO commander says 150 Turkish officers gone since coup

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 …


Turkey seizes over 2,250 schools, foundations, hospitals

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 …


Trudy Rubin: Turkey must provide extradition evidence

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.


Turkish government cracks down after coup try; 6,000 detained

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 …


Finally, hope for Honduras

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, …


Guinea coup chief tightens grip

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 …


Military group declares Guinea coup

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 …