State television broadcast live pictures of rallies in Kermanshah, Ilam and Gorgan, where marchers waved Iranian flags and pictures of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
Lambasted by critics for holding around 270 activists in prison, President Nicolas Maduro’s administration said on Saturday it was freeing 80 of them with alternative sentences like community service.
The responsibility for the attack was claimed by Oscar Perez, a rogue Venezuelan police pilot, wanted for lobbing grenades and shooting at government buildings in June.
Opposition leaders are demanding that Maduro accept humanitarian assistance from abroad to ease the crisis, which has left millions of people unable to eat properly due to triple-digit inflation and chronic product shortages.
Ledezma said he had gone past 29 police and army controls during a clandestine, overland journey that he kept secret from his loved ones.
Freddy Guevara, who runs the hardline Popular Will party and is also the deputy leader of Congress, entered the residence on Saturday and requested protection, the Chilean government said in a statement.
Russia and Saudi Arabia are leading a deal between OPEC and non-OPEC producers to cut global oil production, with the aim of propping up oil prices.
The effort aims to end the turmoil that developed in Libya after the 2011 NATO-backed uprising ended Muammar Gaddafi’s 42-year rule.
With this, India, the world’s third-largest oil importer, joins Asian countries like South Korea, Japan and China in buying American crude
At least 66 people have died in the Venezuelan crisis since demonstrations began against President Nicolas Maduro more than two months ago.
Cutting imports from Iran amid an OPEC-led supply cut aimed at propping up the market exposes India’s refiners to the risk of struggling to find reasonably priced alternatives.
Opponents of the unpopular Socialist leader say his administration should be focused on stocking empty supermarkets and pharmacies amid brutal shortages.
The opposition has accused Maduro of veering into dictatorship by sidelining the legislature, detaining opponents and blocking a plebiscite.
The advent of fracking has precipitated a silent American revolution, allowing the US to leverage its power in the international arena.
Venezuela’s UN representative Rafael Ramirez called Peru’s President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski’s comments on Venezuela’s crisis “a gratuitous attack.”
The founding members of Mercosur gave the socialist-led nation until December 1 to meet its membership requirements.
A former militant group, MEND, has been in preliminary talks with the federal government in Nigeria on the issue of the Niger Delta.
If Maduro loses a referendum this year, the election council would call a new presidential vote – which polls indicate he would likely lose.
The temporary opening of the border attracted 44,000 people flocking to Colombia in the face of acute supply shortages in a drained Venezuelan economy
The government had announced earlier this month a scale down in military operations and peace talks with militants.
Once among Latin America’s most prosperous nations, Venezuela has plunged into unrest and a harsh economic slowdown. Long lines for food and medicines have led to protests and opposition calls for a recall referendum to remove President Nicolas Maduro.
Nicolas Maduro, elected in 2013 after the death of socialist leader Hugo Chavez, insists he is the victim of an “economic war” led by businesses with the backing of Washington.
Rather than the arbiter of global energy, OPEC is and has always been a dysfunctional, divided and discouraged organisation.
International agencies, including the United Nations and the Group of Seven industrial powers, have pressed the two sides to hold talks amid chronic shortages of food and medicine and electricity rationing.
Globally, economists and law makers recognise price volatility of commodities as a key risk which can significantly affect economic activities which depend heavily on commodity inputs.
The Democratic Unity coalition has ramped up its push to oust Nicolas Maduro amid a worsening economic crisis, but says the government-leaning electoral body is intentionally delaying the verification of signatures in favour of the referendum.
The death toll from Ecuador’s weekend earthquake neared 600 and rescue missions ebbed, as the traumatised Andean nation braced itself for long and costly rebuilding.