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Rwanda Arrests Four Top Army Officers

Posted January 19th, 2012 at 8:00 am (UTC-5)
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Rwanda’s military has suspended four top army officers and placed them under house arrest for alleged illegal business dealings in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The army said the three and a colonel are under investigation for “acts of indiscipline.” It said the four men are suspected of taking part in business deals with civilians […]

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North Korea Holds Mass Rally

Posted January 10th, 2012 at 6:35 pm (UTC-5)
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North Korea’s powerful military has held a mass rally in the capital, Pyongyang, to pledge loyalty to the country’s new leader Kim Jong Un. Armed forces chief Ri Yong-Ho read the pledge of loyalty to Kim Jong Un of the three branches of the military. In typically exaggerated language, the pledge promised to “wipe out […]

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China Expresses Concern Over US Defense Blueprint

Posted January 6th, 2012 at 9:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Chinese state media are expressing concern over the latest U.S. defense plan, warning that it could damage U.S.-Chinese relations. The Communist Party-affiliated Global Times newspaper quoted a Chinese defense expert Friday saying the U.S. blueprint announced a day earlier is clearly targeted at China. The newspaper quoted Renmin University analyst Jin Canrong saying the United […]

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Turkey Ex-Military Chief Arrested Over Alleged Anti-Government Plot

Posted January 6th, 2012 at 7:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Turkey’s former army chief was arrested on Friday over an alleged plot to topple the government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Ilkay Sezer, the lawyer for General Ilker Basbug, said authorities have jailed Basbug, who is accused of leading a terrorist organization. “Turkey’s 26th chief of the military has unfortunately been arrested on charges […]

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Turkey’s Ex-Military Chief Arrested Over Alleged Anti-Government Plot

Posted January 6th, 2012 at 5:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Turkey’s former army chief was arrested on Friday over an alleged plot to topple the government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The lawyer for General Ilker Basbug said authorities have jailed Basbug, who is accused of leading a terrorist organization. A Turkish prosecutor called for Basbug to be taken into custody on Thursday after […]

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Turkey Ex-Military Chief Arrested Over Alleged Anti-Government Plot

Posted January 6th, 2012 at 3:10 am (UTC-5)
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Turkey’s former army chief was arrested on Friday over an alleged plot to topple the government of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The lawyer of for General Ilker Basbug said authorities have jailed Basbug, who is accused of leading a terrorist organization. A Turkish prosecutor called for Basbug to be taken into custody on […]

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Turkish Prosecutor Calls for Arrest of Retired Armed Forces Chief

Posted January 5th, 2012 at 3:20 pm (UTC-5)
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A Turkish prosecutor has called for a former chief of the armed forces to be taken into custody over alleged involvement in a scheme to discredit the government. Turkish media reported Thursday that the prosecutor has asked for General Ilker Basbug to be arrested. A court is expected to decide within the next day whether […]

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Reports: Turkey Ex-Military Chief Suspect in Anti-Government Case

Posted January 3rd, 2012 at 9:05 am (UTC-5)
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Turkish media reports say prosecutors have named a former chief of Turkey’s military as a suspect in an Internet campaign aimed at destabilizing the country’s Islamic-based government. State-run news agencies say retired General Ilker Basbug has been called to answer questions in connection with a trial of current and former officers linked to the so-called […]

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Guinea Bissau Navy Chief Accused of Coup Attempt

Posted December 26th, 2011 at 2:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Guinea Bissau’s top army official says the country’s navy chief has been arrested for trying to overthrow the government. Army General Antonio Indjai says Rear-Admiral Bubo Na Tchuto tried to carry out a military coup early Monday, when rebel soldiers stormed the armed forces headquarters in the capital, Bissau. Indjai and Tchuto were often at […]

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Gilani Denies Plans to Fire Military Chiefs

Posted December 26th, 2011 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Pakistan’s Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani has denied media reports he was planning to fire the powerful chiefs of the army and the military intelligence agency, ISI. The reports about Army General Ashfaq Kayani and ISI head Ahmad Shuja Pasha are the latest speculation about a rift between civilian politicians and the military. Mr. Gilani […]

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