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.

Former Haitian president Leslie Manigat dies at 83

Former Haitian president Leslie Manigat, who was ousted in a coup after 120 days in office, died Friday at his home in Port-au-Prince. He was 83.

Thai general says `no advanced planning` for coup: Report

A senior Thai general has rejected reports the army planned to rid the kingdom of the influence of controversial former premier Thaksin Shinawatra years before it seized power in May. 

More than 150,000 Cambodians flee jobs in Thailand post coup

More than 150,000 Cambodian workers have fled Thailand carrying their children and a few belongings to return home over fears the junta will crack down on illegal migrants, an official said Monday.

Yingluck sends first message to supporters after coup

Thailand`s former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra Sunday thanked her supporters via Facebook for their support.

Burkina opposition in mass rally against extending president`s mandate

Tens of thousands of people Saturday answered a call by Burkina Faso`s opposition to protest against any move by President Blaise Compaore to get a fifth term in office.

EU voices `extreme concern` over Thai coup crackdowns

The European Union has voiced "extreme concern" about political detentions and censorship in Thailand, as the military junta chief met officials and began to set out plans for the country`s future. 

Venezuela accuses US envoy of plotting Maduro murder

Venezuela`s ruling party accused opposition members and the US ambassador to Colombia on Wednesday of plotting a coup and the assassination of President Nicolas Maduro.

Emblematic Venezuelan prisoner begins hunger strike for freedom

An imprisoned former Caracas police commissioner at the center of stalled political talks between Venezuela`s government and opposition went on a hunger strike on Tuesday, demanding he be released due to frail health.

Thai protesters criticise coup, defying general

Stern warnings from Thailand`s military junta to stop criticising the coup have not deterred protesters, who have been gathering and staring down soldiers in defiance of martial law.

Britain `concerned` by Thailand coup

Britain expressed concern Thursday over the coup in Thailand and urged all sides to work together, but stopped short of condemning the seizure of power by the military.

Thailand coup: Broadcasting suspended, curfew imposed nationwide

After two days of talks between Thailand`s political rivals yielded no results, Royal Thai Army declared a coup d`etat, taking over the reins of the government.

US hopeful Thai military will show restraint

The United States voiced confidence Tuesday that Thailand`s military will not stage another coup as worries mount in Washington of fresh turmoil in its oldest Asian ally.

US confident Thai military won`t resort to coup

The US said that it is "reasonably confident" Thailand`s military would not launch a coup to resolve the country`s political crisis.

Fiji coup leader to step down from military: Official

Fiji strongman Voreqe Bainimarama plans to step down from the military on Wednesday, making him eligible to run for prime minister in elections due later this year, officials said.

Turkish military seeks review of coup plot convictions

Turkey`s military said on Thursday it had filed a criminal complaint over court cases involving members of the armed forces, a move which could pave the way for the retrial of hundreds of officers convicted on coup plot charges.