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Thailand mum on Serbia making fugitive ex-PM a citizen

Aug. 9, 2019 6:41 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's foreign ministry had no immediate reaction Friday to reports that the country's former prime minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, has been granted Serbian citizenship, joining her brother as a fugitive globe-trotting Thai with foreign nationality. Serbia's state news agency Tanjug...

Sudan's army chief among several arrested in new coup plot

Jul. 24, 2019 2:08 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's army chief was among several people arrested in a coup plot, the country's military said Wednesday, shortly after reports emerged of at least a dozen high-ranking army officers and Islamists being taken into custody in the conspiracy. This was the second coup plot reported this month...

Thai court accepts complaints against PM, opposition leaders

Jul. 19, 2019 11:06 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's Constitutional Court accepted complaints against the prime minister and two opposition party leaders Friday in cases that could disqualify them from office. The court said it has accepted a complaint against Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha sent by 110 members of Parliament who...

With new Cabinet, Thailand replaces junta with army allies

Jul. 16, 2019 9:12 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's new Cabinet was sworn in Tuesday, creating a nominally elected government after five years of military rule but keeping power in the hands of the same allies of the army. King Maha Vajiralongkorn presided over the swearing-in of the Cabinet, whose 36 members pledged their loyalty...

Turkey marks 3rd anniversary of failed coup

Jul. 15, 2019 9:37 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey is marking the third anniversary of the July 15 failed coup attempt against the government with prayers and other events remembering its victims. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday attended a prayer recitation at a mosque on the grounds of the presidential complex,...

AU envoy: Sudan military, protesters to sign political deal

Jul. 12, 2019 9:10 AM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — A transition agreement between Sudan's ruling military council and a pro-democracy coalition was scheduled to be signed Saturday, a top African Union diplomat said, just hours after the military claimed it thwarted an attempted coup by a group of officers. The AU's Mohammed el-Hassan...

Sudan military council says it foils attempted military coup

Jul. 11, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's ruling military council said it foiled an attempted military coup Thursday, just days after the military and a pro-democracy coalition agreed on a joint sovereign council to rule the country during a transition period until elections are held. Lt. Gen. Gamal Omar, a member of...

The Latest: Sudan general: More officers sought in coup try

Jul. 11, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — The Latest on attempted coup in Sudan (all times local): 10:55 p.m. Lt. Gen. Gamal Omar, a member of Sudan's ruling military council, says security forces are pursuing additional officers who took part in plotting an attempted military coup. The council said in a statement that at...

Sudan state TV reports at least 16 officers have been arrested in attempted military coup

Jul. 11, 2019 4:26 PM EDT
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan state TV reports at least 16 officers have been arrested in attempted military coup.

Turkey seeks 176 officers over links to US-based cleric

Jul. 9, 2019 3:21 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says prosecutors have issued warrants for the detention of 176 serving military officers over suspected links to the U.S.-based Muslim cleric who is blamed by Ankara for a failed coup attempt in 2016. Anadolu Agency says the warrants were issued Tuesday...