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  • Year-old Thai coup imposes superficial calm but little else

    Shortly after seizing power in a coup that followed months of debilitating street protests, Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha vowed to end Thailand's decade of political upheaval once and for all. In his words, "to bring everything out in the open and fix it."
  • Burundi's president returns after failed coup; three plotters arrested

    Burundi's president returns after failed coup; three plotters arrested
    Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza entered the nation’s capital Friday in a large motorcade, greeted by crowds of cheering supporters decked out in ruling party clothing, after the arrest of three leaders of a failed military coup. But the...

    Rival forces fight over key sites in Burundi's capital

    Gunfire and explosions rang out Thursday as military forces backing an attempted coup against President Pierre Nkurunziza battled troops loyal to him over key sites in Burundi's capital, while his office reported he had returned to the country. Weeks...

    Burundi: Not clear if coup succeeded or where is president

    Burundi's capital was quiet Wednesday night but it was not clear who was in charge after a tumultuous day in which thousands of people celebrated an attempted coup against President Pierre Nkurunziza. The military is divided between those supporting...

    Turkey plans low-key funeral for former coup leader Evren

    Kenan Evren, the leader of Turkey's 1980 military coup and former president who died aged 97, will be given a state funeral but no government official will attend the burial of the man remembered mostly for widespread arrests, torture and deaths during...