US troops deploy along Syria-Turkish border, report

U.S. armored vehicles are deploying in areas in northern Syria along the tense border with Turkey, a few days after a Turkish airstrike that killed 20 U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters, a Syrian war monitor and Kurdish activists said Friday. Footage posted by Syrian activists online showed a convoy of U.S. armored vehicles driving on a rural […]

Venezuela formally notified OAS that it will leave , amid calls for elections

Venezuela formally notified the Organization of American States on Friday of its intention to leave the regional body amid sometimes violent protests at home and international calls for its embattled government to hold delayed elections and release prisoners. Venezuelan interim ambassador Carmen Velasquez submitted a letter announcing the move in Washington to OAS Secretary General […]

29 French media groups denounce Le Pen party’s obstruction on campaign trail

Representatives of 29 French media organisations, including FRANCE 24, signed a petition Thursday denouncing Marine Le Pen’s National Front party for obstructing their access to events and ability to inform the public. The petition was released days before the May 7 final round of the 2017 French presidential election following a series of incidents when […]

Russian intelligence ship sinks off Turkey’s Black Sea coast

A Russian naval intelligence ship sank off Turkey’s Black Sea coast on Thursday after colliding with a vessel carrying livestock and all 78 personnel on board the navy ship were evacuated, Turkish officials said. The rescued crew members of the Russian ship Liman were in good health after the collision with the Togo-flagged Youzarsif H, […]

Plea by son of Venezuelan official Tarek Saab to “end the injustice “stirs nation !

The son of Venezuela’s pro-government human rights ombudsman has surprised the crisis-struck nation by publicly calling on his father to end “injustice” amid major protests against the leftist administration. The opposition accuses ombudsman Tarek Saab of turning a blind eye to human rights abuses and a lurch into dictatorship by Venezuela’s unpopular President Nicolas Maduro. […]

Trump team softens war talk, vows other pressure on NKorea

The Trump administration told lawmakers Wednesday it will apply economic and diplomatic pressure on North Korea to dismantle its nuclear weapons program, as an extraordinary White House briefing served to tamp down talk of military action against an unpredictable and increasingly dangerous U.S. adversary. President Donald Trump welcomed Republican and Democratic senators before his secretary […]