Latest Coups d'etat News

From 'an attempted coup' to chaos, searing moments of Jan. 6

Jul. 25, 2022 10:02 AM EDT

Through eight hearings, 20 live witnesses and dozens of hours of recorded testimony, the House Jan. 6 committee has focused its case squarely on former President Donald Trump. The committee has disclosed stunning evidence about the Capitol insurrection over six weeks of hearings,...

Sudan says 31 killed in tribal clashes in Blue Nile province

Jul. 16, 2022 08:13 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — At least 31 people were killed in tribal clashes that fired up again on Saturday in a Sudanese southern province, authorities said, the latest bloodshed in a country in turmoil since an October military coup. The fighting between the Hausa and Birta ethnic groups in...

Live updates | Erdogan adamant on Sweden, Finland NATO bids

Jun. 27, 2022 14:14 PM EDT

ELMAU, Germany (AP) — The Latest on the G-7 summit, the annual meeting of the leading democratic economies, which this year is being held in the Bavarian Alps in Germany; and on the summit of NATO leaders that will start on Tuesday in Madrid: ___ Turkey’s president...

Survivors recount Mali's deadliest attack since coup

Jun. 26, 2022 06:36 AM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Moussa Tolofidie didn’t think twice when nearly 100 jihadis on motorbikes gathered in his village in central Mali last week. A peace agreement signed last year between some armed groups and the community in the Bankass area had largely held, even if the...

Turkish state media: Detained Greek spied on border defenses

Jun. 25, 2022 10:02 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish security forces have detained a Greek citizen accused of spying for Athens’ intelligence service, the state-run Anadolu news agency said Saturday. The man, identified as Muhammed Amar Ampara, was allegedly involved in gathering information about the...

Ecuador president: Indigenous leader is trying to stage coup

Jun. 24, 2022 20:52 PM EDT

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador's president charged Friday that the Indigenous leader heading a nationwide strike is seeking to stage a coup and warned he will use all legal tools to contain the violence unleashed by the demonstrations. In televised remarks, President Guillermo Lasso...

Burkina Faso to create military zones to fight jihadi rebels

Jun. 22, 2022 10:44 AM EDT

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Burkina Faso’s ruling junta says it will create two military zones where civilians must vacate their homes to allow the army to battle jihadi rebels without any hindrances. The two zones will be established in the country's hard-hit East and Sahel...

UN agency: Third of Sudan's population faces hunger crisis

Jun. 16, 2022 14:52 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A third of Sudan' population is currently facing a food crisis due to the compounded impact of climate shocks, political turmoil and rising global food prices, the U.N. food agency said Thursday. A joint report by the World Food Program and the Food and Agriculture...

Sudan anti-coup group sits with generals for the first time

Jun. 10, 2022 10:47 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's leading pro-democracy group has met with the country's generals for the first time since last year's military coup, the U.S. Embassy said Friday, in what could signal a breakthrough in attempts to bring the East African nation back on track toward a democratic transition. ...

Capitol riot panel blames Trump for 1/6 'attempted coup'

Jun. 10, 2022 10:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House panel investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol has laid the blame firmly on Donald Trump, saying the assault was not spontaneous but an “attempted coup” and a direct result of the defeated president's effort to overturn the 2020 election. ...