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Elderly Turkish Coup Leaders Face Trial

Posted April 4th, 2012 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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Turkey’s landmark trial of retired generals Kenan Evren and Thasin Sahinkaya opened Wednesday, more than three decades after they led a coup that brought torture, executions and disappearances. The 94-year-Evren and the 87-year-old Sahinkaya are both in poor health and did not attend. They are charged with crimes against the state and could face life […]

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Elderly Turkish Coup Leaders Face Trial

Posted April 4th, 2012 at 5:45 am (UTC-5)
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Retired Turkish generals Kenan Evren and Thasin Sahinkaya are on trial, more than three decades after leading a coup that led to years of torture, executions and disappearances. Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the courthouse in Ankara Wednesday, demanding justice and for more of the coup leaders to be brought to justice. The 94-year-Evren and […]

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Mali Coup Leader Wants National Dialogue

Posted April 4th, 2012 at 2:35 am (UTC-5)
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The leader of Mali’s military coup has called for a “national convention” Thursday, while a prominent politician called for a six-month transitional government to unite the country before organizing elections. Junta leader Captain Amadou Sanogo said the meeting of political and society representatives should bring a consensus on how to deal with Mali’s challenges. “The […]

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AU Sanctions Mali Coup Chief, Allies

Posted April 3rd, 2012 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The African Union has imposed sanctions against the leader of Mali’s military coup and allies the bloc says are helping prevent the return of constitutional order. Commissioner Ramtane Lamamra said the AU has imposed a travel ban and asset freeze against junta leader Captain Amadou Sanogo and his associates effective immediately. He said the AU […]

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UN Holds Urgent Talks on Mali Crisis

Posted April 3rd, 2012 at 10:15 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations Security Council is holding an emergency meeting on Mali Tuesday, as military coup leaders remain in power and West African nations levy diplomatic and financial sanctions on the country. Leaders from the Economic Community of West African States, or ECOWAS, decided Monday to close all borders between Mali and member states, and […]

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West African Leaders Impose Sanctions on Mali

Posted April 2nd, 2012 at 5:55 pm (UTC-5)
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West African countries have imposed sanctions on Mali, where coup leaders are vowing to restore civilian rule but so far remain in power. Leaders from the Economic Community of West African States, or ECOWAS, decided Monday to implement the diplomatic and financial sanctions immediately. The group closed all borders between Mali and member states, and […]

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West African Leaders Impose Sanctions on Mali

Posted April 2nd, 2012 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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West African countries have imposed sanctions on Mali, where coup leaders are vowing to restore civilian rule but so far remain in power. Leaders from the Economic Community of West African States, or ECOWAS, decided Monday to implement the diplomatic and financial sanctions with immediate effect. The heads of state met in Senegal’s capital, Dakar, […]

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West Africa to Discuss Sanctions on Mali

Posted April 2nd, 2012 at 7:40 am (UTC-5)
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West African leaders meet Monday to discuss possible sanctions on Mali, where coup leaders have vowed to restore civilian rule but remain in power. Leaders from the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, are scheduled to meet in Senegal following the expiration of a 72-hour deadline for military junta leaders to restore democracy. On […]

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West African Leaders to Meet on Mali, Impose Sanctions

Posted April 2nd, 2012 at 3:15 am (UTC-5)
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West African leaders plan to hold an emergency meeting Monday on the political situation in Mali, where the head of a military coup has vowed to restore civilian rule. Leaders from the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, are scheduled to meet in Senegal after the bloc dismissed the coup leader’s announcement Sunday restoring […]

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Mali Junta ‘Restores’ Constitution; Rebels Sweep North

Posted April 1st, 2012 at 6:30 pm (UTC-5)
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West African leaders plan to hold an emergency summit Monday in Senegal on the rapidly changing situation in Mali, where the military seized power in a coup last month. Leaders of the military coup and Tuareg rebels fighting for an independent homeland in northern Mali are vying for power in the country. The rebels have […]

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