Mar 22, 2013 04:43 EDT
Two former Philippine soldiers who took part in a failed coup in 2003 were sentenced on Friday to long prison terms, officials said, after both spurned President Benigno Aquino's offer of pardon.
Mar 20, 2013 12:39 EDT
A year after a coup which opened the door to the Islamist invasion of northern Mali, politicians are split over the nation's readiness for elections as it remains entangled in a war with the extremists.
Mar 19, 2013 13:59 EDT
Mali's media announced on Tuesday they would continue a boycott of government coverage in protest over the detention of a journalist who published a letter criticising the former military junta chief.
Mar 18, 2013 09:53 EDT
Pakistani lawmakers on Monday repeated their call for former military ruler Pervez Musharraf to be arrested and tried for treason on his return home from self-imposed exile in Dubai.
Mar 15, 2013 21:01 EDT
Late president Hugo Chavez was laid to rest at the headquarters of his failed 1992 coup attempt on Friday, a month before snap elections to pick his successor.
Mar 12, 2013 19:32 EDT
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Elias Jaua charged Tuesday that the United States had been plotting to overthrow late president Hugo Chavez.
Mar 11, 2013 22:46 EDT
Venezuela was plunged into a bitter election fight to succeed Hugo Chavez, with acting President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Henrique Capriles facing off in a flurry of name-calling.
Mar 11, 2013 15:02 EDT
Malawi police on Monday arrested 11 people, including the former president's brother and a serving minister, for an alleged coup plot, sparking violent protests.
Mar 11, 2013 10:28 EDT
In death as in life, Venezuela's late president Hugo Chavez is courting his political base after the government announced plans to embalm the firebrand leftist leader "like Lenin."
Mar 11, 2013 06:04 EDT
Malawi police on Monday arrested at least two ex-ministers for an alleged coup plot aimed at preventing President Joyce Banda coming to power last year, sparking protests met with police tear gas.
Mar 11, 2013 06:00 EDT
Venezuela has entered a bitter election race to succeed Hugo Chavez, with his chosen successor branding his challenger a "fascist" after the opposition candidate accused him of exploiting the late leader's death.
Mar 11, 2013 05:19 EDT
At least two ex-ministers who tried to block the rise of President Joyce Banda to power following the death of her predecessor last year were arrested on Monday, police told AFP.
Mar 10, 2013 13:19 EDT
Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles on Sunday weighed a run against Hugo Chavez's handpicked successor in an April 14 election, six months after the late firebrand leftist defeated him.
Mar 09, 2013 15:54 EST
Venezuela marched Saturday toward bitter elections to succeed Hugo Chavez after his political heir took power in a move disputed by the opposition following the leftist leader's death.
Mar 09, 2013 09:22 EST
Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro took over as acting president in a ceremony rejected by the opposition after a tearful farewell to Hugo Chavez during a rousing state funeral for the firebrand leftist.
Mar 08, 2013 21:42 EST
Venezuela gave late leader Hugo Chavez a lavish farewell that brought some of the world's most notorious strongmen to tears before his chosen successor took office in a disputed move.
Mar 08, 2013 18:46 EST
Venezuela gave Hugo Chavez a lavish farewell at a state funeral Friday that brought some of the world's most notorious strongmen to tears, with music, prayers and a fiery speech by his successor.
Mar 08, 2013 13:21 EST
Some of the world's most notorious strongmen wept openly Friday at the lavish state funeral of Hugo Chavez, the Venezuelan leftist whose revolution won him friends and foes at home and abroad.
Mar 08, 2013 11:53 EST
Latin American leaders and US foes pumped their fists in support of a crowd of cheering Hugo Chavez loyalists as they arrived Friday for the leftist leader's state funeral before the nation swears in an interim president.
Mar 08, 2013 09:31 EST
World leaders gathered in Caracas to join throngs of mourners at a state funeral for Venezuela's Hugo Chavez on Friday, while the nation begins life without him with the formal swearing-in of his political heir.