Nicolas Maduro (second left) and his wife Cilia Flores gesture during a military parade at a military complex in Caracas on Saturday. Agence France-Presse
The tense conversation came after Russia sent two planes reportedly carrying around 100 soldiers and 35 tons of military equipment to Venezuela's main airport outside Caracas on Saturday.
A flight-tracking website showed that two planes left from a Russian military airport bound for Caracas on Friday, and another flight-tracking site showed that one plane left Caracas on Sunday.
Opposition supporters thronged the streets of Caracas and other cities on Saturday in protest against the regime of President Nicolas Maduro, as massive blackouts and the collapse of water supplies further exacerbated a growing political crisis.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro replaced his electricity minister on Monday in a move to address a series of blackouts plaguing the country, while opposition leader Juan Guaido called on supporters to continue taking to the streets. Separately, Venezuela’s chief justice on Monday asked lawmakers to strip opposition leader Juan Guaido of immunity, taking a step towards prosecuting
Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong walked free from prison on Monday after serving nearly five weeks for contempt of court, pledging to join a mass protest movement demanding that the city’s Beijing-backed leader,
Tens of thousands of Indian doctors went on strike Monday calling for more protection against violence by patients and their families, as parliament met for the first time since national elections.
Eight people died after a boat carrying illegal migrants sank off southwestern Turkey, the Turkish coastguard said on Monday. The coastguard said 31 migrants had been rescued after the boat sank off
The UAE Government Leaders Programme, UAE GLP, has organised two discussion session titled ‘The Leadership Spirit’ and ‘The Economic Horizons’ as part of the ‘Government Leadership Talks’ series. The sessions highlighted the