Latest Coups d'etat News

EU slaps coup-related sanctions on top Myanmar officials

Jun. 21, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Monday imposed sanctions on several senior officials and organizations in Myanmar over the military coup in February and the security crackdown that followed. The EU imposed travel bans and asset freezes on 8 officials and froze the...

Debate over Myanmar upends start to UN rights body session

Jun. 21, 2021 11:04 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.’s top human rights body opened its latest session on Monday and was immediately embroiled in a debate over the representation of Myanmar, where a military takeover toppled the civilian government in February. Western countries said two planned...

Myanmar rejects UN resolution urging arms embargo

Jun. 19, 2021 12:21 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar’s Foreign Ministry on Saturday rejected a U.N. General Assembly resolution calling for an arms embargo against the Southeast Asian nation and condemning the military's February seizure of power. Myanmar described the resolution, which passed...

UN assembly condemns Myanmar coup, calls for arms embargo

Jun. 18, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — In a rare move, the U.N. General Assembly on Friday condemned Myanmar’s military coup and called for an arm embargo against the country in a resolution that demonstrated widespread global opposition to the junta and demanded the restoration of the country’s...

Mali junta leader sworn in as president after 2nd coup

Jun. 07, 2021 13:37 PM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali coup leader Col. Assimi Goita was sworn in Monday as president of a transitional government, solidifying his grip on power in the West African nation after carrying out his second coup in nine months. The inauguration ceremony in the capital,...

Official: French military temporarily suspending joint operations with Malian military after 2nd coup d'etat in May

Jun. 03, 2021 17:12 PM EDT
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Official: French military temporarily suspending joint operations with Malian military after 2nd coup d'etat in May.

African Union suspends Mali after coup, threatens sanctions

Jun. 02, 2021 10:28 AM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The African Union has suspended Mali and is threatening sanctions after the junta leader grabbed back control of the government last week, marking the second coup d'etat in only nine months. The AU issued the threat late Tuesday when it announced...

Indonesia urges ASEAN to quickly appoint envoy for Myanmar

Jun. 02, 2021 05:13 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s foreign minister on Wednesday urged the Association of Southeast Asia Nations to immediately appoint a special envoy on Myanmar in response to its military coup, and reiterated a call for the safety of civilians as the ruling junta cracks down on...

Turkish agents capture nephew of US-based cleric overseas

May. 31, 2021 09:02 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish agents have captured a nephew of U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen in an overseas operation and have brought him to Turkey where he faces prosecution, Turkey’s state-run news agency said Monday. Selahaddin Gulen, who was wanted in...

West Africa leaders suspend Mali from region bloc over coup

May. 30, 2021 18:50 PM EDT

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — West African leaders suspended Mali from their regional bloc Sunday over what they said amounted to a coup last week, Ghana’s foreign minister said after an emergency meeting to address the political crisis in Mali. The bloc, the Economic Community...