Three sentenced to death over Gambia coup plot in `secret` trial

Three Gambian soldiers have been sentenced to death for their roles in a failed coup attempt, a leading human rights group said Thursday, condemning their "secret" trial and urging the country not to carry out the executions.

Former Maldives minister accused of plotting coup

 Police in Maldives has accused the country`s former defence minister Mohamed Nazim of plotting to overthrow the government and harm senior government officials, media reported Wednesday.

'Lanka CJ wants overseas diplomatic posting to quit office'

Sri Lanka's Chief Justice Mohan Peiris, under pressure to quit for being allegedly involved in a coup attempt against the new government, has refused to step down unless given a diplomatic posting overseas, a media report said on Friday.

Sri Lanka police investigate Rajapakse coup allegation

 Sri Lanka`s police opened an investigation Wednesday into allegations that former president Mahinda Rajapakse tried to use military force to remain in power after losing last week`s election.

Sri Lanka govt to probe Rajapakse `coup` bid: Spokesman

Sri Lanka`s new government will investigate an attempt by Mahinda Rajapakse to stage a "coup" to stay in power after it became clear he had lost last week`s presidential election, a spokesman said Sunday.

Coup averted in Sri Lanka: New government

Sri Lanka`s new government on Sunday accused toppled strongman Mahinda Rajapakse of having tried to stage a coup to cling to power after losing last week`s presidential election.

Gambian radio station reopens, but can only broadcast music

Gambian authorities let a popular radio station resume broadcasting on Monday, days after closing it down as part of a crackdown, as long as it airs only music, a government source said.

Gambian troops rally in support of President after palace attack

 Hundreds of security force members held a rally in Gambia`s capital Banjul on Saturday in support of President Yahya Jammeh, four days after an attack on the presidential palace, witnesses said.

Gambian troops go door-to-door in search of failed coup plotters

 Gambian security forces went door-to-door in the capital Banjul on Friday in search of participants in a failed coup against the west African country`s strongman President Yahya Jammeh, residents said.

`Negative forces` seek to destabilise C. Africa: Presidency

The Central African Republic`s presidency on Wednesday said "negative forces" were trying to destabilise the interim government after fresh violence claimed four lives overnight.

North Korea's Kim Jong Un appears in public; coup rumours doused, but why the cane?
North Korea's Kim Jong Un appears in public; coup rumours doused, but why the cane?

After remaining out of the public eye for more than a month, North Korea's 'Dear Leader' Kim Jong Un finally reportedly made an appearance, seeking to scotch a string of speculations about his health as well as power vacuum in Pyongyang, triggered by his mysterious absence.

Thailand's coup government forms reform council

A committee appointed by Thailand's military has selected a 250-member advisory group to help write a new national constitution.

Fiji dismisses claims of vote fraud

Fiji authorities have rejected claims of a corrupt election as the Fiji First Party of coup leader Voreqe Bainimarama closed in on a landslide victory Saturday.

Lesotho police regroup after coup, but fears remain

 Lesotho`s exiled police commissioner returned to the country Wednesday, ordering his officers to go back to work. But this week`s violence has left the force disarmed and with reason to still live in fear.

Lesotho`s Public Service minister says he is acting premier after `coup`

Lesotho`s minister of public service, Motloheloa Phooko, told AFP on Monday that he was the country`s acting prime minister, after the elected premier fled the country amid an apparent coup.

Thailand`s coup leader likely to become Prime Minister

Since the bloodless coup in May, the military government has been the sole authority for all matters regarding the state.

Philippine Army warned against "meddling" as coup rumours swirl

Philippine soldiers should keep clear of politics, the military`s new chief said on Wednesday, as rumours of a possible coup swirled in the capital after the Supreme Court declared President Benigno Aquino`s economic stimulus fund illegal. 

Afghanistan`s Abdullah rejects election result as "coup" against people

Afghan presidential contender Abdullah Abdullah`s camp rejected preliminary results of last month`s run-off election on Monday as a "coup" against the people, putting him on a dangerous collision course with his rival, Ashraf Ghani.

The Independent Election Commission announced on Monday that Ghani won the June 14 second round with 56.44 percent of the vote, according to preliminary results. The tally might change when the final official numbers come out on July 22.

Thai anti-coup leader released on bail

A prominent Thai activist who led an anti-coup campaign using the three-finger salute from the "Hunger Games" films has been freed on bail after nearly a month in detention, officials said today.

Thai coup leader sets polls for October 2015

The leader of Thailand`s military junta says a new interim constitution will be introduced next month and elections will be held around October 2015.