Gulf Times - Venezuela
US tells large traders to stop jet fuel trade with Venezuela: sources

US tells large traders to stop jet fuel trade with Venezuela: sources

The United States told some large trading houses this week they should stop trading jet fuel with Venezuela or face sanctions, ratcheting up pressure aimed at removing Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro from power ...

Venezuela turns to Russia, Cuba, China in health crisis

Venezuela turns to Russia, Cuba, China in health crisis

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government is increasingly turning to allies Cuba, China and Russia to offset a health crisis caused by US sanctions, a minister said on Wednesday.

Maduro exhorts Venezuela military to fight 'any coup plotter'

Maduro exhorts Venezuela military to fight 'any coup plotter'

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Thursday called on the armed forces to oppose ‘any coup plotter’ after a failed military uprising by forces supporting opposition leader Juan Guaido.

US military not given orders to prepare for war in Venezuela

US military not given orders to prepare for war in Venezuela

The Pentagon on Wednesday appeared to downplay any active planning to directly intervene in Venezuela to topple President Nicolas Maduro, telling Congress it had not been given orders to prepare for war and stressing support for diplomacy.

Venezuela's Guaido urges troops to rise against Maduro, violence breaks out

Venezuela's Guaido urges troops to rise against Maduro, violence breaks out

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Tuesday called for a military uprising to oust President Nicolas Maduro and violence broke out at anti-government protests as the country hit a new crisis point after years of political and economic chaos.

Russia accuses Venezuelan opposition of resorting to violence

Russia accuses Venezuelan opposition of resorting to violence

Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday accused the opposition in Venezuela of resorting to violence in what it said was a brazen attempt to draw the country's armed forces into clashes.

New blackout hits large parts of Venezuela

New blackout hits large parts of Venezuela

A new blackout across large parts of Venezuela, including the capital Caracas, forced many to spend another night in the dark on Tuesday, AFP and accounts published on social media said.

Iran's Mahan Air launches direct flights to Venezuela

Iran's Mahan Air launches direct flights to Venezuela

Mahan Air, a private Iranian airline accused by the West of transporting military equipment to Middle East war zones, on Monday launched a direct flight to Venezuela, as Tehran voices support for Caracas against a US backed opposition.

Venezuelans protest as Guaido declares 'definitive' escalation

Venezuelans protest as Guaido declares 'definitive' escalation

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Saturday launched what he promised will be a "definitive" escalation of pressure to force the country's embattled leftist leader from office.

Venezuela's Guaido calls demo to maintain pressure on Maduro

Venezuela's Guaido calls demo to maintain pressure on Maduro

Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido urged his supporters to demonstrate in the streets Saturday to maintain pressure on his rival President Nicolas Maduro, amid rising anger over the collapse of public services.

Venezuela declares holiday as new nationwide blackout hits

Venezuela declares holiday as new nationwide blackout hits

Venezuela decreed a holiday Tuesday to cope with a new near-nationwide blackout that the government alleged was caused by an ‘attack’ targeting its main hydroelectric plant.

US calls Russia deployment of planes to Venezuela 'reckless escalation'

US calls Russia deployment of planes to Venezuela 'reckless escalation'

The United States on Monday accused Russia of "reckless escalation" of the situation in Venezuela by deploying military planes and personnel to the crisis-stricken South American nation that Washington has hit with crippling sanctions.