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.
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`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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.