Russian troops withdraw from Afrin ahead of Turkish invasion

By Leith Aboufadel BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:45 P.M.) – The Russian military has withdrawn from the Afrin Canton in northwestern Aleppo, government sources reported this afternoon. The Russian troops left their posts near More »

Do Not Let Afrin Become Another Kobane: Urgent Statement by academics and activists

We, the undersigned academics and human rights activists, insist that the leaders of Russia, Iran, and the U.S. ensure that the sovereignty of Syrian borders is not breached by Turkey and that More »

Turkey begins assault on Kurdish-held enclave in Syria

The Syrian Kurdish YPG militia has said Turkish forces have fired about 70 shells at Kurdish villages in the Afrin region of north-western Syria, as Ankara said its threatened military assault was More »

Tunisia: January, the month of logical revolts

by Fausto Giudice It was predictable, it was foreseen and it happened: Tunisia exploded from below on Monday, the 8th of January. In all parts of the country, marginalised youths attacked police More »

Weapons for Egypt from Germany

Last year, the German government authorized a record number of arms exports to Egypt. As the government confirmed, permits, valued at around €428 million, were issued in 2017. Among the goods Cairo More »

 

Venezuela | Venezuela Reports Oil Prices in Chinese Currency, Shunning the ‘Tyranny of the Dollar’

Following the imposition of U.S. sanctions, Venezuela has quoted its oil prices in the Chinese currency, going against the global norm.

Venezuela, the country with the largest oil reserves in the world, began on Friday to report its crude oil prices in the Chinese Yuan, bucking the oil market norm of pricing in the U.S dollar.

Venezuela | Sondage: 86% des Vénézuéliens rejettent une intervention militaire

Le Président des États-Unis, Donald Trump, a dit qu’il n’exclut pas une éventuelle intervention militaire au Venezuela.

Venezuela | Venezuelan Armed Forces Repel Terrorist Attack

Venezuela’s Bolivarian National Armed Forces, FANB, responded courageously to the paramilitary-style terrorist attack carried out this Sunday against Fort Paramacay in the central state of Carabobo, President Nicolas Maduro said.

“I cannot describe it in any other way, it is a terrorist attack against the Bolivarian National Armed Forces and the Armed Forces has reacted in a united way, with morality, with decisiveness,” the Venezuelan head of state added.

Venezuela | Venezuela After the Constituent Assembly Elections, Conciliation or Revolution?

By Jorge Martin

Even before the National Election Council had announced the results of Sunday’s Constituent Assembly elections in Venezuela, the opposition and western imperialism had already declared there had been massive fraud and that they would not recognise the legitimacy of the Assembly. Since then, they have piled up pressure on all fronts. What is to be done?

Venezuela | Maduro: I Am Proud to Be Sanctioned Mr Donald Trump

“Impose whatever sanctions you like but I am the leader of a free people,” said Maduro in response to U.S. sanctions.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has defended himself against recent sanctions imposed by the United States.

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