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Venezuela detains six military, police officials

Venezuela detains six military, police officials

Venezuelan authorities have arrested six members of the country's military and police forces over the weekend, according to relatives of the detainees and human rights activists, as President Nicolas Maduro seeks to weed out dissent.

US adds Saudi Arabia, Cuba to blacklist on human trafficking

US adds Saudi Arabia, Cuba to blacklist on human trafficking

The United States on Thursday added Saudi Arabia and Cuba to its blacklist of countries that it says are not doing enough to fight human trafficking, a designation that could bring sanctions.

Qatar Chamber invited to join tourism conference in Venezuela

Qatar Chamber invited to join tourism conference in Venezuela

Qatar Chamber has been invited to participate in the ‘International Investment Conference in Tourism’ slated from June 26 to 28 in Caracas, Venezuela.

Angelina Jolie urges international support for Venezuelan children

Angelina Jolie urges international support for Venezuelan children

Hollywood star Angelina Jolie on Saturday urged the international community to provide more support to three South American countries with the most migrants from crisis-hit 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.