July 22, 2009 |
Honduras' interim government ordered Venezuelan diplomats to leave the country as the international community threatened new sanctions on the Central American nation if negotiations fail to resolve the crisis following the overthrow of the president. Venezuelan Embassy Charge d'Affaires Ariel Vargas said he received a letter from the Honduran Foreign Ministry ordering his diplomats to leave in 72 hours. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has been the most vociferous critic of the government that overthrew his ally, Manuel Zelaya, on June 28. The interim government accused Venezuela of meddling in Honduran affairs and of threatening to use its armed forces against Honduras, according to a copy of the letter obtained by the Associated Press.
September 27, 2006 |
Thailand's ruling military council has written a temporary constitution appointing its members as advisors to any interim government. The council has ordered political parties to halt activities, warned media not to disseminate news that could disturb the peace and banned public gatherings of more than five people. The council also named dozens of prominent civilians to serve as its advisors, although some of the appointees said they hadn't been informed.
January 18, 2006 |
Gunmen killed two Jordanian U.N. peacekeepers and seriously wounded a third at a checkpoint in a Port-au-Prince slum that is a stronghold for supporters of former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, a United Nations spokesman said. The three Jordanians were on duty at the Cite Soleil checkpoint in the capital when they came under fire. The shootings occurred three weeks before previously postponed elections to replace an interim government.
April 2, 2004 |
Haiti's interim government plans to seek the extradition of ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide on charges of corruption and rights abuses, Justice Minister Bernard Gousse said. Aristide, who fled Feb. 29 as rebels were reaching the outskirts of Port-au-Prince, the capital, has temporary asylum in Jamaica. Officials there have said he will have permanent asylum in South Africa after that country's elections in two weeks.
February 11, 2002 |
Iran has closed the offices of a former Afghan warlord who opposes Afghanistan's interim government and the strong new U.S. role in that country, one of his aides said Sunday. The closing of Gulbuddin Hekmatyar's offices in the Iranian capital, Tehran, and the eastern city of Mashhad appears to be a conciliatory gesture toward the United States. U.S. officials have accused Iran of trying to destabilize the new Afghan government.
April 6, 2014 |
Nine months after Egypt's armed forces overthrew the country's democratically elected president, the leader of that coup has announced that he will seek the presidency in elections next month. But even if army chief Gen. Abdel Fattah Sisi receives an overwhelming mandate from voters, he won't be able to restore prosperity and stability to the country if the government continues to repress and imprison political opponents. The United States should use its limited but real influence with Egypt to press Sisi to abandon his siege mentality and open a dialogue with opposition groups.
September 13, 1988 |
Thousands of anti-government demonstrators marched through Rangoon on Monday, and opposition leaders demanded that an interim government be appointed to supervise multi-party elections. In other developments, more than 1,000 schoolchildren fasted in support of the protesters, and the military said it will shoot demonstrators spreading a report that two armed forces commanders had threatened to join the protest. Gen.