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South Korea apologizes for rapes by 1980 martial law troops

Nov 07, 2018 - 5:00 PM

'On behalf of the government and military, I bow deeply and offer my words of apology for the unspeakable, deep scars and pain inflicted on innocent victims,' says a public apology by defense minister Jeong Kyeong-doo

ON GUARD. A South Korean soldier stands on the road leading to North Korea's Kaesong joint industrial complex at a military checkpoint in the border city of Paju on August 21, 2015. Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

Zimbabwe war veterans at heart of Mugabe's downfall

Nov 25, 2017 - 1:57 PM

Just before the president stepped down, war veterans' leader Christopher Mutsvangwa called further street protests, telling Mugabe "Smell the coffee. Your time is up."

WELCOME. Supporters hold a banner, wave the Zimbabwean national flag and cheer as they gather to welcome Zimbabwe's incoming President Emmerson Mnangagwa upon his arrival at Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF party headquarters in Harare on November 22, 2017. Photo by Jekesai Njikizana / AFP

Turks mass to condemn coup amid torture claims

Jul 24, 2016 - 6:23 PM

3rd UPDATE Amnesty International in London claims there is credible evidence that Turkish authorities are maltreating some detainees

epa05439197 Supporters of main opposition Republic Public Party (CHP) shout slogans and hold Turkish flags and pictures of Ataturk, founder of modern Turkey, during a demonstration against coup at Taksim Square, in Istanbul, Turkey, 24 July 2016. Turkish parliament on 21 July formally approved a three-month state of emergency declared by Turkish President Erdogan. The 15 June's failed coup attempt's aftermath was followed by the dismissal of 50,000 workers and the arrest of 8,000 people. At least 290 people were killed and almost 1,500 injured amid violent clashes on 15 July as certain military factions attempted to stage a coup d'etat. The UN and various governments and organizations have urged Turkey to uphold the rule of law and to defend human rights. EPA/SEDAT SUNA

Turkey extends police powers, shutters schools after coup

Jul 24, 2016 - 1:00 AM

Using new emergency powers President Recep Tayyip Erdogan s cabinet decree that police could now hold suspects for 1 month without charge

AFTERMATH. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) on July 20, has declared a 3-month state of emergency, causing the dismissal of 50,000 workers and the arrest of 8,000 people after the July 15 failed coup attempt. Handout photo from Turkish Presidential Press Office/EPA

Turkey EU minister says 'not end of road' for membership bid

Jul 23, 2016 - 10:45 PM

Turkey s EU Minister Omer Celik laments that no EU leaders had come to Turkey in the wake of the coup to stand shoulder to shoulder with the Turkish leadership

'BRAND NEW MOMENTUM'. Turkey's EU Minister Omer Celik insists that a key deal to limit the flow of refugees and migrants to Europe is proceeding 'without a hitch' despite the coup. File photo by Claudio Peri/EPA

EU expresses 'concern' over Turkey state of emergency

Jul 22, 2016 - 9:00 AM

We call on Turkish authorities to respect under any circumstances the rule of law human rights and fundamental freedoms including the right of all individuals concerned to a fair trial

STATE OF EMERGENCY. Supporters of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wave Turkish flags and holding a poster depicting him that reads 'Star of Democracy' as they shout slogans during a demonstration against the July 15 failed coup attempt, at Fatih, in Istanbul, Turkey, July 21, 2016. File photo by Cem Turkel/EPA

Obama urges Turkey to 'act within the rule of law'

Jul 17, 2016 - 10:11 AM

This comes after the Turkish government s accusation that a US based Muslim clerk was behind the coup attempt

ARREST. Turkish police arrest soldiers at the Taksim Square in Istanbul. Photo by Sedat Suna EPA

Jubilant Erdogan supporters celebrate coup failure

Jul 17, 2016 - 8:25 AM

In under 24 hours the atmosphere in Istanbul changed dramatically From one of fear and confusion the city was abuzz with the celebratory sounds

COUP FAILURE. Pro-Erdogan supporters gather at Taksim square in Istanbul to support the government on July 16, 2016, following a failed coup attempt. Photo by Bulent Kilic/AFP

Kerry: US-backed Turkey coup 'utterly false'

Jul 17, 2016 - 8:02 AM

Turkey s labor minister Suleyman Soylu had reportedly suggested the United States was behind the revolt that killed 265 people

ON GUARD. Turkish soldiers stand guard at the Taksim Square in Istanbul on July 16, 2016. Photo by Sedat Suna/EPA

Erdogan enemy Gulen denies behind Turkey coup attempt

Jul 16, 2016 - 12:49 PM

I condemn in the strongest terms the attempted military coup in Turkey Fethullah Gulen says in a statement

INSULTING. Fethullah Gulen denies being behind the attempted coup in Turkey. Handout photo by Selahattin Sevi/Zaman Daily Newspaper/EPA

Turkey appoints new acting army chief of staff after coup bid – PM

Jul 16, 2016 - 12:12 PM

General Umit Dundar commander of the First Army has been appointed as acting chairman of chief of staff

People run and hide as Turkish army Jets fly above the Taksim Square in Istanbul, Turkey, July 16, 2016. Sedat Suna/EPA

Erdogan seeks control after coup attempt in Turkey

Jul 16, 2016 - 10:16 AM

UPDATED What is being perpetrated is a treason and a rebellion They will pay a heavy price for this act of treason says Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

'TREASON'. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the coup attempt on Saturday, July 16, is a 'treason and a rebellion'. File photo by Jacek Turczyk/EPA

World powers urge 'stability' in Turkey

Jul 16, 2016 - 8:50 AM

3rd UPDATE A US defense official says the ongoing coup attempt is not affecting operations targeting ISIS

SUPPORT. People take to the street in support of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan July 16, 2016 in Antalya, Turkey. Photos by Chris McGrath/Getty Images/AFP

IN PHOTOS: Turkey military coup

Jul 16, 2016 - 8:43 AM

Both soldiers and supporters of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan take to the streets Here s the situation in Turkey in pictures

IN CONTROL. Turkish soldiers stand guard at the Taksim Square in Istanbul, Turkey on JUly 16, 2016. Photo by Sedat Suna/EPA

Anger, protests and bloodshed in coup-hit Istanbul

Jul 16, 2016 - 7:58 AM

UPDATED This coup is not good it will set us back 20 years Brothers should not spill blood a Besiktas resident says

PANIC. Turkish military control a road in Istanbul on July 16, 2016, after Turkish troops launched a coup. Photo by Gurcan Ozturk/AFP

Obama backs Turkey government as coup unfolds

Jul 16, 2016 - 7:46 AM

US President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry agree all parties in Turkey should support the democratically elected government of Turkey show restraint and avoid any violence or bloodshed

UNREST. Turkish soldiers stand guard at the Taksim Square in Istanbul, Turkey, July 16, 2016. Photo by Sedat Suna/EPA

Over 250 dead in coup bid, almost 3,000 held

Jul 16, 2016 - 7:23 AM

8th UPDATE Prime Minister Binali Yildirim describes the coup plot as as a black stain on Turkish democracy

ARRESTED. Turkish police arrest Turkish soldiers at the Taksim Square in Istanbul, Turkey, 16 July 2016. Photo by Tolga Bozoglu/EPA

EU chiefs urge 'swift return' to constitution in Turkey

Jul 16, 2016 - 7:10 AM

UPDATED Turkey will now likely dominate an EU foreign ministers meeting on Monday July 18 which will also be attended by US Secretary of State John Kerry

COUP ATTEMPT. A man approaches Turkish military with his hands up at the entrance to the partially shut down Bosphorus bridge in Istanbul on July 16, 2016. Photo by Gurcan Ozturk/AFP

Chaos in Turkey as military launches coup

Jul 16, 2016 - 6:53 AM

UPDATED President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his government predicts that the move would fail and calls for supporters of the ruling Justice and Development Party to come out onto the streets

MILITARY COUP. Turkish soldiers guard at Taksim Square in Istanbul, Turkey, July 15, 2016. Turkish Prime Minister Yildirim has reportedly said that the Turkish military was involved in an attempted coup d'etat. The Turkish military says it had taken over control. Photo by Tolga Bozoglu/EPA

African Union suspends Burkina Faso and slaps sanctions on coup junta

Sep 19, 2015 - 9:03 AM

UPDATED The 54 member bloc imposes a travel ban and asset freeze on the junta s leaders

SANCTIONED. A sign reads, 'Collective against the confiscation of democracy in Burkina Faso' gather to protest against the military coup in Burkina Faso, which halted preparations for the west African nation's first democratic election, on September 18, 2015, outside the nation's embassy in Paris. Photo by Francois Guillot/AFP

Thailand indicts 26 on terrorism, arms charges

Aug 23, 2014 - 8:11 PM

The suspects were arrested in northeastern Thailand – a traditional stronghold of fugitive premier Thaksin Shinawatra – after the army seized power in a bloodless coup on May 22

MARTIAL LAW. Thai soldiers stand next to portrait of King Bhumibol Adulyadej after the declaration of martial law at the Army Club in Bangkok, Thailand on May 20, 2014. File by Rungroj Yongrit/EPA

Armored trucks on EDSA cause alarm amid coup rumors

Jul 30, 2014 - 1:57 PM

UPDATED Malacañang says it respects the opinion of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on the alleged destabilization threat against President Aquino but is not concerned about it

Pentagon cancels military exercise, visits after Thai coup

May 25, 2014 - 1:16 AM

The US has reconsidered its military assistance and engagements citing its own democratic principles and US law

Thai military junta summons leaders deposed in coup

May 23, 2014 - 7:46 AM

UPDATED In a televised statement an army spokesman named 114 people summoned to a military office in Bangkok

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May 22, 2014 - 11:58 PM

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Thailand threatens Facebook rumormongers

Aug 06, 2013 - 5:28 PM

Thai police are reportedly investigating 4 people for causing panic through rumors on Facebook

CRACKING DOWN. Thai police are investigating people spreading rumors about a possible coup on Facebook. Users who like the post may also be charged by the police.

Cory's birthday and the coups that dragged Enrile

Jan 25, 2013 - 8:52 PM

To commemorate the birthday of the late President Corazon Aquino Malacañang recalls previous attempts to unseat her including one that involved Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile

Coup talk again

Mar 05, 2012 - 5:56 PM

Recruitment efforts within the Armed Forces of the Philippines have been unsuccessful says Sen Trillanes