Coups d'etat

September 02, 2019 - 9:14 am
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — A Burkina Faso military court on Monday sentenced two generals to 20 and 10 years in jail for masterminding a 2015 coup attempt against the interim government. Gen. Gilbert Diendere was sentenced to 20 years in prison for charges of murder and harming state security...
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July 11, 2019 - 2:24 pm
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's ruling military council said it foiled an attempted military coup Thursday, just days after the military and a pro-democracy coalition agreed on a joint sovereign council to rule the country during a transition period until elections are organized. Lt. Gen. Gamal Omar...
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The coffin of assassinated army chief Gen. Seare Mekonnen is taken away for burial after a state ceremony at the Millennium Hall in the capital Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Tuesday, June 25, 2019. Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed sobbed openly at the service Tuesday for the military chief who was assassinated by his own bodyguard over the weekend. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene)
July 01, 2019 - 8:58 am
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia's prime minister has issued a strong warning to anyone who would plot to topple his government, following a coup attempt in the country's northwestern Amhara region. Addressing lawmakers on Monday, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said the attack in Amhara as an...
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Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha smiles after speech for the opening ceremony of Anti-Human Trafficking Day in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Prayuth Chan-ocha, who took power in a military coup five years ago, appears set to win a parliamentary vote scheduled for Wednesday that would give him a second term in office. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
June 05, 2019 - 10:17 am
BANGKOK (AP) — When Prayuth Chan-ocha led a military coup to take over Thailand's government five years ago, he wore a dowdy officer's uniform. A five-year makeover transformed him into a politician, now styled in a well-tailored Western suit or an elegant silk "suea phraratchathan," a Thai spin on...
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Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha smiles after his speech for the opening ceremony of Anti-Human Trafficking Day in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Prayuth Chan-ocha, who took power in a military coup five years ago, appears set to win a parliamentary vote scheduled for Wednesday that would give him a second term in office. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
June 04, 2019 - 11:29 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's Parliament has convened for a vote that is expected to keep Prayuth Chan-ocha as prime minister five years after he seized power by military coup. The military-backed party that nominated Prayuth won the second-highest number of seats in the House of Representatives in the...
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FILE- In this March 26, 2019 file photo, Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha leaves after a press conference at the government house in Bangkok, Thailand. Prayuth, who took power in a military coup five years ago, appears set to win a parliamentary vote Wednesday that will give him a second term in office. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit, file)
June 04, 2019 - 7:11 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's prime minister, who took power in a military coup five years ago, appears set to win a parliamentary vote scheduled for Wednesday that would give him a second term in office. The Democrat Party, the country's oldest, announced Tuesday that it will vote to join a coalition...
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FILE - This July 2 2010 file photo, shows Ruiz Mones, from left to right, Vicente Meli, former Argentine dictator Jorge Rafael Videla, former army Gen. Luciano Benjamin Menendez, Gustavo Alsina, Pino Cano, and Calixto Flores in court where they are are being tried for the alleged murders of 31 political prisoners in Cordoba, Argentina. Thousands were tortured, killed and forcibly disappeared in a government-sponsored crackdown on leftist dissidents during Argentina’s 1976-1983 “dirty war.” (AP Photo/Osvaldo Ruiz, File)
May 30, 2019 - 5:05 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Agents of Argentina's dictatorship on Aug. 20, 1976 dynamited the bodies of 30 people who had been detained as dissidents in a blast that spread their remains over a wide radius. The grisly details about the explosion that tore apart the bodies of 10 women and 20 men...
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This undated photo provided by the Faiyen music band shows band members Romchalee Sombulrattanakul, front, and Trairong Sinseubpo, back, as they host a talk show program in an undisclosed location in Laos. Fear of abduction and murder by people they believe are seeking to eliminate them for songs seen as disrespectful toward their country’s monarchy. (Faiyen band via AP)
May 29, 2019 - 3:11 am
BANGKOK (AP) — They are members of a folk music group living communally in the Southeast Asian nation of Laos, but they are in fear for their lives. The musicians from the band Faiyen fled their homes in neighboring Thailand in 2014, afraid of arrest after a military coup overthrew their nation's...
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Soldiers march during a changing of guard ceremony as thousands of people visit the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey, to pay respect on the day marking the 100th anniversary of the start of Turkey's War of Independence under the leadership of young Ottoman army general, Mustafa Kemal (Ataturk), 38, in Ankara, Turkey, Sunday, May 19, 2019.(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
May 20, 2019 - 3:16 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Authorities in Turkey have issued detention warrants for 249 people as part of an investigation into alleged cheating during exams to recruit staff to the country's foreign ministry between 2010 and 2013. The Ankara Chief Prosecutor's office says 91 of the suspects were...
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Montenegro police officers guard the entrance to the court during the verdict in the case of ''attempted terrorism'' and ''creating a criminal organization'', in Podgorica, Montenegro, Thursday, May 9, 2019. A court in Montenegro has sentenced 13 people, including two Russian secret service operatives, to up to 15 years in prison after they were found guilty of plotting to overthrow the Balkan country's government and prevent it from joining NATO. (AP Photo/Risto Bozovic)
May 09, 2019 - 11:16 am
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — A Montenegro court on Thursday sentenced two Russian military intelligence operatives and 11 others to up to 15 years in prison for plotting to overthrow the Balkan country's government and prevent it from joining NATO. The two Russians, identified as Eduard Shishmakov...
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