Coups d'etat - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Coups d'etat Police say bomb at Thai hospital wounds more than 20 people BANGKOK (AP) — A bomb exploded at an army-run hospital in Bangkok on Monday, the third anniversary of a military coup, and authorities said more than 20 people were wounded. Investigators found remnants of batteries and wires at the scene of the blast on the ground floor of Phramongkutklao Hospital, said Srivara Ransibrahmanakul, Thailand's deputy national police chief. ... Mon, 22 May 2017 13:16:00 GMT 2017-05-22T13:16:00Z 3 years after coup, Thailand sees sporadic, unnerving unrest BANGKOK (AP) — Three years after military leaders overthrew a democratically elected government in Thailand, the country is sputtering economically, watched closely for its crackdown on political freedom and still the site of sporadic but unnerving unrest. On Monday, a bomb exploded in a military-run hospital in Bangkok, wounding 21 people on the third an... Mon, 22 May 2017 13:11:00 GMT 2017-05-22T13:11:00Z Haiti aims to revive military as end of UN mission looms GRESSIER, Haiti (AP) — Their heads held high and chests puffed out, a group of nearly 100 Haitian men in camouflage fatigues do jumping jacks or march around an abandoned U.N. compound on a recent morning. But after a few drills, they seek shelter from the blazing sun in the absence of anything else to do. As U.N. military peacekeepers prepare for a full ... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:34:00 GMT 2017-04-19T16:34:00Z Gambia police exhume bodies of coup plotters BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Police investigators in Gambia have exhumed the bodies of three men who were killed while taking part in an attempted coup in December 2014. The exhumations are meant to shed light on the circumstances of their deaths and to allow the families to have a proper burial, police said. The action taken by police was reportedly prompted by intelligence receiv... Mon, 03 Apr 2017 17:24:00 GMT 2017-04-03T17:24:00Z White House: Trump unaware of Flynn's foreign agent work WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was not aware that his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, had worked to further the interests of the government of Turkey before appointing him, the White House says. The comments came two days after Flynn and his firm, Flynn Intel Group Inc., filed paperwork with the Justice Department formally ident... Fri, 10 Mar 2017 09:18:00 GMT 2017-03-10T09:18:00Z Ethiopian schools linked to Turkish cleric are sold ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — A network of schools in Ethiopia linked to Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, accused by Turkey of masterminding a failed coup attempt last year, is changing ownership. The sale of the Nejashi Ethio-Turkish International Schools follows pressure from the government of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is urging countries that host instituti... Wed, 01 Mar 2017 14:15:00 GMT 2017-03-01T14:15:00Z The Latest: Trump says he's sleeping 4-5 hours a night WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EST): 8:55 p.m. President Donald Trump says he's working "long hours" and frequently only gets about four or five hours of sleep a night. Trump says in an interview with Fox News' "The O'Reilly Factor" that he typically works until midnight or 1 a.m. He... Wed, 08 Feb 2017 02:00:00 GMT 2017-02-08T02:00:00Z Merkel and Erdogan hold tense meeting in Turkish capital ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday urged Turkey to uphold democracy as the country heads toward a critical referendum on boosting the powers of the presidency, comments that ended up being part of a tense exchange with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Merkel was in Ankara for talks with Erdogan and other Turkish offic... Thu, 02 Feb 2017 19:17:00 GMT 2017-02-02T19:17:00Z Turkey urges Germany to deny asylum to coup-linked soldiers ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey is urging Germany to reject the asylum requests of 40 former Turkish soldiers who allegedly took part in an unsuccessful coup. Turkey's Defense Minister Fikri Isik said Sunday that the soldiers applied for asylum in Germany after being dismissed from the military. The state-run Anadolu Agency quoted him urging Ger... Sun, 29 Jan 2017 19:19:00 GMT 2017-01-29T19:19:00Z Turkey's Erdogan urges Tanzania to end Gulen ties DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday talked about trade and security on the first stop of an African tour, urging Tanzania's leader to shut institutions linked to a Muslim cleric who is accused by Turkey of leading a failed coup. Erdogan met Tanzanian President John Magufuli in the city of Dar es Salaam, and he w... Mon, 23 Jan 2017 14:20:00 GMT 2017-01-23T14:20:00Z Rights group criticizes Turkey over post-coup clampdown BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — Turkish government has used last year's failed military coup to launch an expansive crackdown that has swept up peaceful critics and undermined democracy, a human rights group said Thursday. Human Rights Watch's report said the July 15 botched coup was no excuse for the scale of the government's moves against critics and opponent... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 18:25:00 GMT 2017-01-12T18:25:00Z 2 officers get life prison in 1st Turkish coup convictions ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A court in eastern Turkey has sentenced two former military officers to life terms in prison, in the first convictions over the failed military coup in July. The state-run Anadolu Agency said that the court in Erzurum on Thursday convicted ex-Col. Murat Kocak and ex-Maj. Murat Yilmaz of attempting to abolish Turkey's "constitutional order." ... Thu, 05 Jan 2017 13:33:00 GMT 2017-01-05T13:33:00Z Turkey extends post-coup state of emergency by 3 months ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's parliament has voted to extend by a further three months a state of emergency that was declared in the aftermath of the failed July 15 coup. Parliament late Tuesday approved extending the government's emergency powers until April 20 with the votes of ruling party legislators and the country's nationalist party. Turkey imposed the state of emerg... Wed, 04 Jan 2017 06:08:00 GMT 2017-01-04T06:08:00Z West African leaders aim to enforce Gambian election upset ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — West African leaders promised Saturday to enforce the results of a Gambian election that was won by a little-known businessman backed by an opposition coalition but rejected by the country's longtime coup leader. A summit of the Economic Community of West African States ended with all leaders stating they will attend the Jan. 19 inau... Sun, 18 Dec 2016 00:08:00 GMT 2016-12-18T00:08:00Z Rights group: Turkey silencing media in post-coup crackdown ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey has "all but silenced independent media" in an accelerating crackdown on journalists who are being detained on "bogus charges" including terrorism, an international rights group said Thursday. In a new report, Human Rights Watch said the government's assault on critical journalism sharpened noticeably in 2014, but gained new momentu... Thu, 15 Dec 2016 14:38:00 GMT 2016-12-15T14:38:00Z Ex-Mali coup leader goes on trial on killing charges SIKASSO, Mali (AP) — The coup leader blamed for destabilizing Mali went on trial Wednesday with 17 co-defendants, accused of kidnapping and killing members of the presidential guard whose remains were later found in a mass grave. Amadou Haya Sanogo, who rose to power after overthrowing Mali's longtime president in March 2012, could face the death penalty ... Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:52:00 GMT 2016-11-30T14:52:00Z