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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.

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 the failed 2015 coup in a case being seen as a test for justice in the West African country.

Turkish families seek sanctuary in Greece: coastguard

Atenas - Seventeen Turkish nationals, including six children, have requested asylum in Greece after crossing over from Turkey, the Greek coastguard said Tuesday.

Two teachers sacked in Turkey purge end hunger strike

Ankara - A Turkish academic and a teacher said Friday they were ending their 10-month hunger strike against their dismissal under Ankara's crackdown following a failed coup bid in 2016.

Turkey to extend state of emergency for sixth time

Ankara - Turkey's top security body on Wednesday recommended extending the state of emergency for the sixth time since a failed 2016 coup, despite opponents' claims it is used to attack Ankara's critics.

Turkey reinstates over 1,800 civil servants after post-coup purges

Ankara - Turkish authorities on Friday reinstated more than 1,800 civil servants in an emergency decree after finding they had no links to a group blamed for the 2016 failed coup.

Attempted coup hatched 'on French soil,' says E. Guinea

Malabo - Equatorial Guinea said Wednesday that an attempted coup against its government was organised in France, amplifying charges that an exile living in Europe was behind the plot.

Chad FM warns of regional 'threat' after E. Guinea coup bid

Malabo - Chad's Foreign Minister Mahamat Zen Cherif, in a visit to Equatorial Guinea after a bid to overthrow long-time President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, condemned the attempted coup as a "major threat" to central Africa.

Clashes in Equatorial Guinea as government says it thwarted coup

Malabo - Clashes were reported in Equatorial Guinea near the border with Cameroon on Wednesday, shortly after the West African state said it had thwarted a coup against President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, Africa's longest-serving leader.

Turkey dismisses more than 2,700 in latest post-coup purges

Ankara - The Turkish government on Sunday ordered the sacking of more than 2,700 people working in public institutions over alleged links to "terror" groups, in the latest purges since last year's failed coup.

Turkey dismisses over 2,700 in post-coup purges

Ankara - Turkey on Sunday ordered the dismissal of over 2,700 people working in public institutions over alleged links to "terror" in the latest round of purges since last year's failed coup.

Turkey detains 50 over links to group blamed for coup bid

Ankara - Turkish police Thursday detained 50 people including soldiers and air force pilots in raids in 11 cities against those accused of links to the group blamed for last year's failed coup, state media reported.

Turkish rights activist arrested over 2016 coup attempt

Ankara - A Turkish court on Wednesday placed prominent businessman and civil society activist Osman Kavala under arrest on suspicion of links to last year's failed coup, state media reported.
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