coup d'etat

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a sudden and decisive change of government illegally or by force

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The bloodless coup also introduced a series of harsh restrictions on religious life, including an unofficial but widely practiced ban on the use of the Islamic headscarf at public institutions and universities.
Nawaz recalled how the former army chief had toppled his government in a bloodless coup in 1999.
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Al-Obeidi, who took part in the 1969 coup that brought Al Qathafi to power at the end of a bloodless coup, said he had joined the revolution on the 20th day of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.
The country's Emir, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, seized power from his father in a bloodless coup in 1995 and introduced municipal elections to pave the way for a measure of democracy.
Sheikh Hamad seized power from his father in a bloodless coup in 1995 and in 2003 declared his son Tamim heir apparent.
Oman has been transformed since the Sultan seized power in a bloodless coup against his father, Said Bin Taimur, in 1970.
According to Dr Christopher Davidson, an expert on the politics of the UAE at Durham University, Israel's involvement in what would be a bloodless coup in one of the most sensitive regions in the world, would be "extremely uncomfortable", the Guardian newspaper reported him saying Thursday.
The eight were convicted of conspiring to kill armed forces chief Commodore Frank Bainimarama, who seized power in a bloodless coup in 2006.
Sanha, 62, was interim president for a year following a 1998-1999 civil war, while Yala was elected president in 2000, but overthrown in a bloodless coup three years later.
The late Neimeiry was deposed on April 6, 1985 in a bloodless coup d'E[umlaut]tat led by his chief of staff, Lieutenant General Suwar al-Dhahab, a Muslim Brother while he was visiting Washington.
In 2005, the same generals overthrew the government of Mauritania's reviled dictator in a bloodless coup that was also condemned internationally.
Now the exiled former prime minister can return to his homeland for the first time since last September's bloodless coup.
Musharraf, who captured power in a bloodless coup in 1999, declared emergency rule and suspended the constitution Nov.
Thaksin was toppled by a bloodless coup last September, and has been targeted by several investigations into alleged corruption and abuse of power.