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Report: 330 Convicted in Turkey Military Coup Plot

A Turkish court on Friday convicted 330 military officers, including the former air force and navy chiefs, of plotting to overthrow the Islamic-based government in 2003, state television reported, in a case that has helped curtail the military's hold on politics.


Mali's interim president says he "trusts" army

Dioncounda Traore

In his first address to the nation since returning from his two-month-long exile, Mali's interim president on Sunday said that he "fully trusts" the army to assure his security, and outlined plans for the transitional government he hopes to lead until new elections can be held.


How 1 man derailed 20 years of democracy in Mali

Perhaps most of all, it was like a bucket of ice water over the heads of Mali's 15.4 million people, who saw two decades of democracy collapse in just a few hours into what is rapidly becoming an ungovernable hole and a haven for al-Qaida-linked terrorists.


Mali's new interim president sworn in after coup

Mali's new interim president took office Thursday, returning the country to constitutional rule three weeks after mutinous soldiers overthrew the nation's democratically elected leader in a coup.


Mali junta sees civilian government "in days"

Mali's coup leader said on Saturday the junta would hand power to an interim government within days in a deal with neighboring nations in return for an end to sanctions and help in tackling Malian rebels who have seized much of the north.


Mali 'on brink of major disaster'


Mali is on the brink of a major humanitarian disaster following a coup and rebellion in the north, Amnesty International says.


Mali junta leader Sanogo denies counter-coup rumors


The leader of a military coup in Mali, Amadou Sanogo, appeared on television on Saturday to say he was alive and well, denying rumors that he had been killed in a counter-coup days after seizing power.


Soldiers loot Mali presidency after ousting leader

Mali Coup

Soldiers looted the presidential palace Thursday of one of the few established democracies in this corner of Africa, hours after ousting Mali's president just one month before he was due to step down at the end of his legal term....


Protests in paradise as riots follow coup in Maldives

Maldives President

Supporters of the Maldives' former president rioted Wednesday as the country's new leader appealed for an end to the political turmoil in this Indian Ocean nation.


In Pakistan, coup looms but does not strike

Pakistan Coup

Just days ago, the rumblings of a familiar process seemed underway in Pakistan: The squeezed civilian government berated the looming military. The army darkly warned of consequences. A new general assumed control of a brigade known for helping oust past governments. The president flew overseas.


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