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
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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
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.