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Turkish mother fights to free cadet son from life sentence

Ankara - Wearing a colourful headscarf and long coat to guard against a bitter Ankara frost, Turkish mother Melek Cetinkaya would not usually catch the attention of the police.

Bolivia crisis: a coup... or simple return to rule of law?

Montevideo - Even before Bolivia's Evo Morales quit the presidency in response to weeks of violent protest over his re-election, leftist allies were denouncing what they called a coup.

Two years after coup, Zimbabweans grow more despondent

Harare - Two years ago, Linos Mutepera was among hundreds of thousands of Zimbabweans who celebrated the toppling of long-time ruler Robert Mugabe with tears of joy.

Bolivia president Morales says rivals preparing 'coup'

La Paz - Bolivia's President Evo Morales on Sunday accused his political rivals of preparing to overthrow him this week as strike action and protests against his controversial re-election continued.

Bolivia president Morales says rivals preparing 'coup'

La Paz - Bolivia's President Evo Morales claimed on Sunday his political rivals were "preparing" a coup d'etat next week as strike action and protests against his controversial reelection continued.

Filmmaker sheds new light on Britain's role in 1953 Iran coup

London - Filmmaker Taghi Amirani calls them the documents that changed the fate of his country, casting light on Britain's role in organising the overthrow of Iran's leader six decades ago.

Erdogan hails S-400 deal as Turkey marks 2016 coup bid anniversary

Istanbul - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday hailed the controversial delivery of a Russian missile defence system despite the threat of US sanctions, as Turkey marked the third anniversary of a bloody coup attempt.

Three years on, Turkey purge victims struggle to make ends meet

Ankara - Three years ago, Elif was a teacher at a high school in southeast Turkey. Today, she still works in an education centre, but she is only allowed to cook and clean.

Two to face justice over Venezuelan navy officer's death: official

Caracas - Two suspects are to face justice over the death in custody of a navy officer accused of plotting to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela's attorney general announced Monday.

Venezuela says it thwarted 'coup' bid

Caracas - Venezuela's socialist government says it has derailed a coup bid, claiming the United States, Colombia and Chile colluded in a plot to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro.

Turkey jails 151 for life in 'coup ringleaders' trial

Sincan - A Turkish court on Thursday gave life sentences to 151 people including senior military officers in one of the biggest trials over the 2016 failed bid to overthrow President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Verdict expected in mass Turkey trial of 'coup ringleaders'

Ankara - A Turkish court is set to hand down verdicts Thursday to more than 220 suspects in one of the biggest trials relating to the 2016 failed overthrow of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Venezuela says 17 arrested and charged over anti-Maduro 'coup'

Caracas - Venezuelan authorities said Tuesday that 17 people have been charged with attempting a "coup" since a failed April 30 uprising against President Nicolas Maduro.

Brazil court overturns bar on '64 coup commemoration

Rio De Janeiro - An appeals court judge in Brazil on Saturday overturned another judge's decision to bar commemorations, sought by President Jair Bolsonaro, of a 1964 military coup that established a 21-year dictatorship.

Judge bars Bolsonaro govt from commemorating Brazil coup

Bras - A Brazilian judge barred President Jair Bolsonaro's government Friday from commemorating the 55th anniversary of the coup that established the military dictatorship -- an initiative that had sparked widespread anger.

Prosecutor seeks 'life in jail' for Turkey financier Kavala

Istanbul - A Turkish prosecutor on Wednesday sought life in prison for 16 suspects including philanthropist and businessman Osman Kavala charged with attempting to overthrow the government, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported.

Turkey seeks to detain over 300 for alleged Gulen ties

Ankara - Turkish police on Tuesday launched raids to detain over 300 people, including military personnel, suspected of ties to a group blamed for a 2016 coup bid, state media reported.

Turkey detains more than 700 over alleged links to 2016 coup bid

Ankara - Turkish authorities detained 729 people in nationwide raids Tuesday over alleged links to a group blamed for a failed coup in 2016, the Ankara public prosecutor's office said.

Nine Venezuelan military personnel jailed over 'Maduro plot'

Caracas - Nine members of the Venezuelan armed forces were sentenced to up to eight years in prison for plotting to overthrow President Nicolas Maduro in 2014, the Supreme Court said on Wednesday.

Nearly 2,000 jailed for life since 2016 coup: Turkey state media

Ankara - Nearly 2,000 people have been sentenced to life in prison since the July 2016 attempted overthrow of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkish state media reported Tuesday.

Armenia charges ex-president with vote rigging

Yerevan - Armenia on Thursday charged former president Robert Kocharyan with rigging elections over a decade ago in favour of a political ally, in what investigators said amounted to a coup.

Turkey marks second coup anniversary

Istanbul - Turkey on Sunday commemorated the second anniversary of a bloody coup attempt which was followed by a series of purges in the public sector and changes to boost President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers."We will continue our struggle relentlessly...

Turkey court hands life prison terms to dozens of suspects in coup trial

Istanbul - A Turkish court on Thursday handed life prison terms to dozens of suspects in a trial over the deadly clashes on an Istanbul bridge during the July 15, 2016 failed coup, state media reported.

Turkey sacks 18,500 staff before expected end of coup emergency

Ankara - Turkish authorities on Sunday ordered the dismissal of more than 18,500 state employees, including police officers, soldiers and academics, ahead of the expected end of a two-year state of emergency this month.

Turkey sacks 18,500 state employees in new decree

Ankara - Turkish authorities ordered the dismissal of more than 18,500 state employees including police officers, soldiers and academics, in a decree published on Sunday.

Over 2,000 suspects given jail terms in Turkey coup trials: minister

Ankara - Turkish courts have so far handed jail terms to more than 2,000 suspects over the failed 2016 coup aimed at unseating President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a government minister said Thursday.

Turkey orders life jail for 104 suspects over coup bid

Ankara - A Turkish court on Monday handed life sentences to 104 suspects over their involvement in the July 2016 attempted coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, state media reported.

Turkey coup 'ringleaders' face 252 life sentences each

Ankara - Turkish prosecutors on Wednesday demanded that former generals suspected of being the ringleaders of a failed 2016 coup be handed 252 life sentences.

Life sentences in Turkey trial over coup death of 'hero' soldier

Ankara - A Turkish court Thursday sentenced 18 people to life in prison over the killing of a soldier who became a national hero for shooting dead one of the suspected leaders of a 2016 failed coup, state media reported.

Top Burkina Faso generals on trial over failed 2015 coup

Ouagadougou - More than 80 people went on trial before a military court in Burkina Faso on Tuesday over a failed 2015 coup in a case seen as a test for justice in the West African country.
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