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  • UN rights office urges Thailand to free 14 student activists

    The U.N. human rights office called Tuesday on Thailand to release 14 student activists and drop the charges that were filed against them for holding a peaceful anti-coup rally.
  • Former Turkish President Suleyman Demirel dead at 90

    Suleyman Demirel was a master pragmatist whose remarkable talent for staying on top of Turkish politics saw him survive two coups, serve seven terms as Turkey's prime minister and cap his career with the presidency. Unusually in Turkey's polarized...

    Suleyman Demirel, ex-president and seven-time prime minister of Turkey, dies at 90

    Suleyman Demirel, ex-president and seven-time prime minister of Turkey, dies at 90
    Suleyman Demirel, one of the dominant figures in Turkey's politics for the past half-century, died early Wednesday, hospital officials said. He was 90. Demirel died at Ankara's Guven Hospital of heart failure and a respiratory tract infection, doctors...

    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...

    Failed coup attempt reported against Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh

    Failed coup attempt reported against Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh
    Forces loyal to Gambian President Yahya Jammeh defeated a coup attempt against the controversial leader early Tuesday that was led by a former commander of the presidential guard, local and other African media reported. The alleged coup leader, exiled...