The Tunisian government declared a curfew Tuesday in eight governorates, including the capital city of Tunis, in an attempt to quell violence after protests that included radical Islamists.
Professor Bruce Whitehouse's blog from Mali began last fall as a slice of culture and society in the West African nation.
Tunisian prosecutors say they'll seek a death sentence for former President Zine El Abedine Ben Ali, now charged in absentia with ordering the killings of anti-government demonstrators.
Guinea-Bissau political parties announced a president to lead a transitional government that would rule for up to two years, the proposed timeframe for planning new elections.
Guinea-Bissau's military announced Wednesday that it would hand over power within days to a civilian transitional government that would rule for up to two years.
Guinea-Bissau has been suspended from the African Union in the wake of last week's military coup.
Military leaders and a group of political parties in Guinea-Bissau have announced the formation of a Transitional National Council after a recent coup plunged the African country into deeper chaos.
France on Saturday welcomed an agreement between military coup leaders in Mali and a regional bloc that would return the country to democratic rule, two weeks after a coup plunged it into turmoil.
Mali state television announced late Friday that the leader of Mali's coup, Captain Amadou Sanogo, and the Economic Community of West African States have agreed to a plan under which the coup leaders will hand over power to the civilian government in exchange for the end of trade and diplomatic sanctions.
Separatist rebels who captured northern areas of Mali called a cease-fire starting Thursday, saying they had captured key territory and achieved their military mission.
The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday once again called for the restoration of the democratically elected government of Mali, which the military overthrew in a coup last month.
Two aging former military commanders who masterminded a 1980 coup d'etat in Turkey failed to appear in court Wednesday due to health reasons, the semiofficial Anatolian Agency reported.
CNN's Ivan Watson reports on Turkish coup leaders failing to appear in court, citing health reasons.
International pressure built Tuesday for leaders of the military group that seized power last month from Mali's democratically elected president to restore the nation to civilian rule.
West African countries slapped Mali's ruling military junta with economic sanctions Monday, saying steps toward restoring democratic rule announced over the weekend weren't enough.
Under pressure to hand over power, the leader of a military coup in Mali said Sunday that he had reinstated the country's constitution and government institutions, as rebels continued their advance in the north.
The United States called on coup leaders in Mali on Friday to step down and allow for elections to take place.
Mali's junta leader Capt. Amadou Sanogo decried looting of offices and shops in the capital, Bamako, but deflected blame from his renegade soldiers who staged a coup just weeks before scheduled elections.
U.S. aid to Mali could "very seriously be affected," a U.S. State Department spokeswoman said Friday, a day after renegade soldiers staged a coup in the young African democracy.
Armed renegade soldiers walked through Mali's damaged presidential palace on Thursday, hours after the troops' leaders claimed to have ousted the West African nation's democratically elected leader.
The former head of intelligence of Guinea Bissau was shot dead in the capital late Sunday, hours after the peaceful conclusion of the country's presidential elections.
The Bangladesh army said Thursday it foiled a military coup plot aimed at toppling the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
CNN's Becky Anderson talks to former Pakistani Ambassador to UK Akbar Ahmed about the possibility of a coup in Pakistan.
Pakistan is facing its most serious political crisis in years, with rapidly escalating conflicts between the civilian government, the military and the judiciary, against the backdrop of a faltering economy, widespread poverty, corruption and the bloody war with Islamist militant groups.
Turkey moved one step closer to prosecuting the senior commanders behind a military coup in 1980 when a Turkish court approved on Tuesday a prosecutor's indictment of retired army general and former president Kenan Evren, semi-official Anatolian Agency reported.
President Malam Bacai Sanha of Guinea-Bissau died early Monday, according to an official at the West African nation's embassy in Paris. He was 64.
Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani tempered political sizzle Saturday by welcoming a statement by the army chief that dispelled notions of a military coup.
The president of Niger announced that 10 people have been arrested in connection with an attempted coup last month, the first time the nation has confirmed the failed plot.
Persian Gulf states have suspended efforts to ease embattled Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh from office after the president once again balked at signing a deal with opposition leaders, the group announced early Monday.
CNN's Mohammed Jamjoom explains why a peace deal in Yemen fell through.
Yemen's president, speaking to thousands of people at a pro-government demonstration on Friday, underscored his intentions to have a dialogue with protesters and make concessions in order to avoid bloodshed.
Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi made a brief television appearance early Tuesday to announce that he was still in charge, denying reports that he had fled the country in the face of a spreading revolt.
CNN's Mohammed Jamjoom reports on the wounded during anti-government rallies in Yemen after gunfire broke out.
Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh rejected demands Monday that he step aside, comparing the anti-government protests in his country to a virus sweeping through the region.
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak stepped down Friday and handed over power to the military -- three decades of his iron-clad rule ended by an 18-day revolution.
The popular uprisings against longtime strongmen in Tunisia and now Egypt have triggered aftershocks around the Middle East and North Africa as authoritarian rulers move to head off similar uprisings in their own nations. Here's a summary of what has happened elsewhere:
Yemen's president says he will not seek to extend his term. CNN's Mohammed Jamjoom reports.
In 2008, Myanmar's junta sentenced Nobel laureate and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to 18 months house arrest.
Thai police Wednesday linked a powerful explosion at a suburban Bangkok apartment building to anti-government protesters.
A leading figure in Greece's 1967 military coup died Monday after spending 35 years behind bars, according to state news reports in Athens.
March 1962: Then-Burma comes under military rule by Ne Win after a bloodless coup.
Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said the country was calm Sunday morning after the first night without a government-imposed curfew in 10 days, state media said.
The Thai government on Sunday extended a curfew in the capital and nearly a third of the country's provinces, but may shorten the hours when residents are required to stay off the streets, state media reported.
The Thai prime minister speaks to the country for the first time since the deadly violence. CNN's Sara Sidner reports.
Days of violent unrest in the Thai capital have left dozens dead and hundreds injured, as security forces clashed with anti-government protesters, with the demonstrators finally surrendering on Wednesday evening.
Bangkok turned into a war zone Wednesday as Thai military forces cracked down on anti-government protesters, ending a tense standoff that has troubled the capital for weeks.
The violent clashes between anti-government protesters and government troops in Bangkok follows years of political instability and unrest in Thailand:
Days of violent unrest in the Thai capital have left dozens dead and hundreds injured as security forces clash with anti-government protesters.
Sudanese Islamist opposition leader Hassan al-Turabi -- once President Omar al-Bashir's main ally -- was arrested Saturday night, according to state media and al-Turabi's political colleagues.
Two Thai police officers were killed and eight people injured in overnight violence that lasted into early Saturday in areas where anti-government protesters are camped out.
"Red Shirt" protest leaders in Thailand say a deal has been reached with the government. CNN's Dan Rivers reports.
Anti-government protesters who have been blocking off central Bangkok appear to have reached a deal with the government, their leaders told demonstrators Tuesday.
Thai security forces fired on crowds of anti-government protesters just outside the capital, Bangkok, Wednesday as tensions flared in the latest round of confrontations between the two groups.
Thailand declares the business district's main thoroughfare off-limits to demonstrators. CNN's Arwa Damon reports.
Thailand's prime minister acknowledged on Sunday he did not expect protesters would use weapons and apply violence toward authority.
The leaders of anti-government protesters in Thailand offered Friday to return to the negotiating table -- but only if the government meets certain demands.
Thailand's prime minister huddled with the chiefs of the country's armed forces early Friday after a string of grenade attacks killed at least one person and wounded dozens of others in the already-tense capital.
Anti-government protesters called off a rally they had planned for Tuesday because of an immense military presence on the streets of Bangkok.
Major Thai holiday festivities are canceled due to deadly anti-government protests. CNN's Arwa Damon reports.
Prime Minster Abhisit Vejjajiva's ruling Democrat Party says it will fight a recommendation by the country's election commission that it be dissolved, as Thailand's political crisis showed no signs of abating Wednesday.
Anti-government protesters planned to rally again Wednesday, after taking a day off to celebrate the Thai New Year.
Anti-government protesters launch a blood drive to collect enough samples to douse government offices.
Reports that armed soldiers have stormed the Niger presidential palace. CNN's Christian Purefoy reports.
Niger's constitution has been suspended, a Niger military official announced Thursday night on the nation's three television channels.
British mercenary Simon Mann, jailed last year for his part in plotting a coup in Equatorial Guinea, has been granted a presidential pardon, the country's Information Ministry said Tuesday.
Amid international condemnation after security forces reportedly attacked demonstrators at a peaceful rally, reportedly killing nearly 160 people, the Guinean government said Tuesday most of the victims were crushed in the crowd.
Guinea-Bissau will hold a runoff presidential election Sunday, five months after the leader of the West African nation was assassinated by a group of soldiers.
Two high-profile political officials linked to Guinea-Bissau's recently assassinated president were killed Friday, according to a statement from the West African country's interim army chief. The killings raised fears that a military coup may be under way.
The president of Guinea-Bissau was assassinated Monday morning, a day after an explosion killed the head of the West African country's military, the prime minister said.
The president of the West African nation of Guinea-Bissau was assassinated by soldiers outside his home.
Thailand's new Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej is the first to be democratically elected since the nation's bloodless coup in 2006. A veteran politician and former governor of Bangkok, Samak is accused of being a nominee of friend and former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. As he prepares to take office, he joins Talk Asia's Dan Rivers to discuss his allegiance to his ousted predecessor, corruption, and his alleged role in the Thammasat massacre of 1976.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Thursday he is recalling his own ambassador from Washington and expelling the U.S. ambassador from Venezuela.
Despite talk of a coup plot, domestic politics may have driven Venezuela's decision to expel the U.S. ambassador. But neither country can afford to break their oil ties
Asif Ali Zardari, the widower of assassinated Pakistani leader Benazir Bhutto, took an oath of office as the nuclear-armed Islamic country's new president Tuesday.
CNN's Nic Robertson reports on new solidarity in war on terror between Afghanistan's and Pakistan's presidents.
The leader of Mauritania's military coup left open the possibility he could run for president
Mercenary Simon Mann is found guilty for his role in a coup attempt in Equatorial Guinea. ITN's Sue Turton reports.
British mercenary Simon Mann has been jailed for 34 years for his part in plotting a coup in Equatorial Guinea.
Trial begins for a British mercenary accused of plotting a coup in Equatorial Guinea. ITN's Gregg Easteal reports.
British mercenary Simon Mann faced a possible verdict Friday in his trial on charges of plotting a coup in Equatorial Guinea -- a plot which Mann has testified was financed and planned by others.
The party that vowed to bring back Thaksin Shinawatra has won the first election since the 2006 coup that ousted him
Several military officers defied a deadline to surrender after storming out of their coup trial Thursday, taking over an upscale hotel and demanding that President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo resign.
An ex-general who helped President Hugo Chavez through an abortive coup against his leadership in 2002 publically broke with the president Monday over proposed constitutional changes.
Riot police disperse thousands of demonstrators protesting against constitutional reforms in Caracas, Venezuela.
Thailand's ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra announced his resignation from his ruling Thai Rak Thai party Tuesday, two weeks after military officers seized power from him in a bloodless coup d'etat.
In the wake of this week's military coup in Thailand, former central bank Governor Chatumongol Sonakul is favored to become the country's interim civilian leader, The Bangkok Post newspaper said Saturday.
Thailand's military coup leaders began on Friday probing alleged corruption under ousted billionaire leader Thaksin Shinawatra and sacked police officials tied to the former prime minister.
Thailand's long-reigning king endorsed the bloodless military coup that ousted the country's prime minister, according to a televised statement, and the general who seized power promised to restore civilian rule within a year.
Thailand's military coup leader has pledged to choose a new prime minister within two weeks and return power to the people as soon as possible.
CNN is appealing for eyewitness reports from people in Thailand watching the apparent coup attempt unfold. The following is a selection of your replies, some of which have been edited.
In 1986, Corazon Aquino, a self-professed housewife and mother, became an international symbol for non-violent political resistance when she became the first woman president of the Philippines three years after her husband, a political opposition leader, was assassinated.
Bush administration officials Tuesday dismissed Christian broadcaster Pat Robertson's call for the assassination of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez as the remarks of a private citizen, but Venezuela accused Robertson of promoting terrorism.
Mark Thatcher has left South Africa after pleading guilty to unwittingly bankrolling an alleged coup plot in oil-rich Equatorial Guinea in a plea bargain deal that allows him to avoid jail.
Mark Thatcher, the son of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher, has been arrested and charged in South Africa with the financing of an alleged coup plot in Equatorial Guinea.
The president of Democratic Republic of Congo has appealed for calm after the capital city was rocked by gunfire and tank blasts in a failed coup attempt.
A coup attempt in the Democratic Republic of Congo was thwarted after rebel soldiers briefly seized control of a government radio station in Kinshasa, Foreign Minister Antoine Ghonda told CNN.
Hundreds of U.S. Marines are in Haiti securing key points in the capital, Port-au-Prince, after President Jean-Bertrand Aristide resigned and fled the country.
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