At least eight individuals with ties to the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) were arrested in Iran during protests over a fuel price hike, the country’s official state news agency IRNA reported. Those detained “had received CIA-funded training in various countries under the cover of becoming citizen-journalists,” Iran’s Intelligence Ministry said, as[…]
Iran rejected human rights watchdog Amnesty International’s death toll at more than 100 in recent protests as “fabricated”, calling the group a “biased” organisation. Tehran’s UN spokesman Alireza Miryousefi described Amnesty’s figure of 106 dead in the demonstrations as part of a “disinformation campaign waged against Iran from outside the[…]
Bolivia’s interim President Jeanine Anez said Wednesday she will call elections in the coming hours, AFP reports. The statement comes after deadly unrest following the resignation of Evo Morales in the wake of the disputed October 20 ballot. Anez, the 52-year-old former deputy speaker of the Senate, declared herself the[…]
An Iranian militia commander has accused the United States of instigating unrest in the country as protests erupted across Iran over a shock decision to increase petrol prices. “America’s plot failed,” said Brigadier-General Gholamreza Soleimani, commander of the Basij militia, a volunteer force loyal to the establishment, according to semi-official news agency ISNA. Demonstrations broke out on[…]
The power vacuum in Bolivia has brought the country to the edge of a Libya-style disaster, Russian President Vladimir Putin warned. As protests consume other Latin American countries, Putin urged leaders to use “common sense.” President Evo Morales fled Bolivia to Mexico on Tuesday, after opposition leaders declared his October[…]
Jeanine Anez, the head of Bolivia’s Senate, declared herself interim president of Bolivia in Congress on Tuesday despite a lack of a quorum to appoint her in a legislative session that was boycotted by legislators from former President Evo Morales‘ left-wing party. “Before the definitive absence of the president and vice president …[…]
Former Bolivian President Evo Morales has announced his departure to Mexico, where he has been granted asylum, after opposition protests and military officials’ pressure forced the socialist leader’s resignation. Following his abrupt resignation over the weekend, Morales said he would flee Bolivia to take up the Mexican government’s offer for[…]
Syria became a testing ground for the US as it refines its tools to safeguard global hegemony, President Bashar Assad told RT’s Afshin Rattansi in an exclusive interview. He also explained what many Syrians are fighting for. Washington sees its former dominant role slipping away and is trying to preserve[…]
Doubling down on its campaign for regime change in Caracas, the US has announced sanctions on Cuban leader Raul Castro and his four children, for alleged human rights violations in support of the Venezuelan government. As First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Cuban Communist Party, Castro is in[…]
Journalists Rania Khalek and Max Blumenthal caused a Twitter meltdown among some advocates of regime change in Syria by simply going to parts of the country controlled by Damascus and reporting on life there. The two journalists traveled to the Syrian capital Damascus and some of its suburbs earlier this[…]
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