The leftist government of Ecuador, a close ally of China, has lodged a stern protest against Beijing this week after seizing an illegal fishing vessel carrying thousands of endangered sharks. China's presence in the waters of Latin America has grown as the lucrative illegal fish market has grown.
A spokesman for the Afghan Taliban issued a response to President Donald Trump's announcement of a new strategy for the Afghan war on Tuesday, vowing that "Afghanistan will become another graveyard for this superpower" without complete withdrawal.
Wuilly Arteaga, a 23-year-old violinist known for playing the national anthem during protests in Venezuela, told reporters Thursday that the military subjected him to beatings, burnings, and forced him to watch soldiers rape a protester during his extended time behind bars.
Vice President Mike Pence urged Chile, Peru, Mexico, and other Latin American nations to consider cutting all diplomatic ties to North Korea during his visit to Chile on Wednesday, suggesting only a full diplomatic freeze could pressure the rogue communist state to cease its constant threats of nuclear attack.
The governor of Venezuela's inland Amazonas province denounced a "massacre" Wednesday at a prison in his state, alleging that police acting at the behest of the socialist regime attempted to storm the prison and killed 37 inmates in the process.
The U.S. State Department has revealed persistent persecution of Christians in Cuba in its 2016 religious freedom report released Tuesday, highlighting actions to suppress Christian dissident group the Ladies in White in particular and the use of state bureaucracy to prevent the spread of the faith.
Cuban state media outlet Granma published images of Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro bowing before the tomb of Fidel Castro on Wednesday, honoring the recently deceased mass murderer shortly after what would have been his 91st birthday.
Protesters in Venezuela speaking to Agence-France Presse Tuesday called the main opposition party's participation in socialist-controlled elections this year a "mockery" as anti-socialist groups lament dwindling numbers at what were previously thousands-strong elections.
North Korea's state media has published a column Monday listing a variety of foreign members of communist, pro-North Korea organizations in another attempt to dispel the image of the "hermit kingdom" as diplomatically isolated.
A major fault line in Venezuela's opposition movement surfaced this week as the socialist elements of the Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD) urge participation in the government's regional elections, which the center-right opposition rejects as a move legitimizing dictator Nicolás Maduro.
Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro ordered his foreign minister to reach out to American counterparts to schedule a meeting with President Donald Trump on Thursday.
The communist government of North Korea touted an apparently thousands-strong rally in the heart of Pyongyang – Kim Il-sung Square – Wednesday in response to President Donald Trump's warning that any attack on U.S. soil would be met with unprecedented "fire and fury."
A report in an Arab newspaper cites Hezbollah media outlet al-Manar and unnamed "sources in the Arabic community" as beginning a push to replace embattled dictator Nicolás Maduro with Tareck El Aissami, the alleged drug lord appointed vice president of Venezeula.
The U.S. State Department confirmed Wednesday that several American diplomats left the U.S. embassy in Havana, Cuba in May after complaining of "a variety of physical symptoms" triggered by unspecified "incidents."
China appears to be souring on the decades-old decision to invest heavily in Venezuela, now arguably the world's worst economy, with its state media suggesting Wednesday that keeping commitments to Venezuela "is at the cost of great risk" and the nation's banks should reconsider business there.
The nations sharing a border with Venezuela, increasingly on the brink of civil war, are bracing for an influx of tens of thousands of refugees, most having crossed into Cúcuta, Colombia, and Roraima, Brazil.
A group of men identifying themselves as Venezuelan soldiers published a video on social media calling for an overthrow of the socialist regime of dictator Nicolás Maduro, shortly before the government announced it had quelled an uprising in Carabobo state on Sunday.
The socialist regime of dictator Nicolás Maduro has begun the swearing-in of the "National Constituent Assembly," a parallel legislature Maduro created to stifle the opposition-held National Assembly.
Following a series of condemnations from American officials over its latest missile test – and a bizarre affirmation that "we are not your enemy" from Secretary of State Rex Tillerson – the North Korean government has responded in its state media, demanding America keep its "stinky face" out of Asia.
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte made his second visit to the Islamic State-controlled city of Marawi on Friday, greeting soldiers and vowing to establish a trust fund for the education of children whose parents serve in the military.
The Turkish government announced on Wednesday that the commanders of its army, navy, and air force were all stepping down at the end of their terms, naming replacements and asserting that the change in authority was not an irregular occurrence.
Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro has postponed the installation of the "national constituents' assembly" (ANC), a fabricated socialist lawmaking body meant to usurp the power of the National Assembly, following an election widely believed to be fraudulent.
The Global Times, a newspaper published by the government of China, has lauded Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's remarks that the United States does not seek an end to the brutal communist regime of Kim Jong-un in North Korea and would prefer dialogue with it.
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte condemned his North Korean counterpart Kim Jong-un as a "son of a bitch maniac" in an aside during a speech to the nation's tax agency Wednesday, warning that despite his "chubby face," he had the potential of turning all of Asia into "an arid land."
Police have arrested a man dressed in traditional Islamic garb who attacked a statue of founder Mustafa Kemal Atatürk in southeast Turkey on Saturday. The man claimed he needed to destroy the statue to adhere to his Muslim faith.
Venezuela's Secret Police (Sebin) stormed the homes of opposition leader Leopoldo López and rightful mayor of Caracas Antonio Ledezma early Tuesday morning, taking the two men away over alleged violations of their house arrest provisions.
Venezuela's dictator Nicolás Maduro has responded to U.S. sanctions banning him from the country Monday with an outrageous tirade in which he claimed the White House was in the hands of the Ku Klux Klan and calling the sanctions a sign of America's "impotence, desperation, and hate."
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and American President Donald Trump vowed to take "concrete actions" to discourage further North Korean belligerence following yet another missile launch last week in an extended phone conversation Monday.
An NGO documenting police repression in Venezuela announced on Monday that the government arrested 96 people during Sunday's vote for a parallel legislature, adding to over a dozen known deaths amid police attacks on protesters Sunday.
China's President Xi Jinping, clad in combat fatigues and overseeing one of the largest displays of military might in recent memory, applauded the nation's People's Liberation Army (PLA) while warning them to remain "ready for fight, capable of combat, and sure to win."
The socialist government of Venezuela has declared its election Sunday to create a parallel legislature to rewrite the constitution a popular success, despite reports of low turnout and at least 13 dead in clashes between protesters and the military.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivered a speech Wednesday urging Muslims with higher educations to remain in Muslim countries to keep their earning potential and scientific achievements in the Muslim world, a message that appears at odds with his claim that Muslims are "Europe's future."
Sao Paulo's Israeli Federation is protesting a planned visit on July 29 to Brazil by Iraqi-born Iranian Ayatollah Mohsen Araki, who has referred to Israel as a "cancer" and keeps close ties to the both the Iranian government and its terror proxy Hezbollah.
The Chinese state propaganda outlet Global Times has published an incendiary column claiming that the Chinese public "really detest US reconnaissance" in Asia and "actually wanted" China to shoot down a U.S. reconnaissance plane dangerously intercepted over the weekend.
Former socialist Spanish president Jose Luis Rodríguez Zapatero told Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López this week that dictator Nicolás Maduro is willing to postpone a vote to elect drafters of a new constitution if the opposition offers a "cooling off" of protests, according to the Miami Herald.
Cuban state police violently arrested nearly seventy dissidents, most members of the Ladies in White movement, on their way to attend Catholic Mass Sunday in what has become a weekly ritual for the oppressive communist state.
Seventeen editors and officers of Cumhuriyet, the oldest continually publishing newspaper in Turkey, appeared in court in Istanbul Monday to face a variety of charges including "helping an armed terrorist organization while not bein a member of it" and "abusing trust" for their reporting.
Venezuela's socialist dictator Nicolás Maduro vowed Sunday to go forward with a vote to elect representatives to draft a new constitution intended to cement his stranglehold on power despite international condemnation and pressure to cancel plans to do so.
Following 109 Sundays in which the communist Cuban government had denied them entry to their local church, the Ladies in White dissident group received two Catholic priests to deliver Mass in their headquarters on Sunday.
Venezuela's foreign minister Samuel Moncada announced Tuesday that the socialist government would conduct a "profound review" of U.S.-Venezuela relations after President Donald Trump referred to head of state Nicolás Maduro as a "bad leader who dreams of becoming a dictator" and threatening further sanctions.