Dialogue key to resolving Venezuelan crisis: Bolivia’s Senate president

The president of Bolivia’s Senate has ruled out any foreign intervention in Venezuela’s internal affairs amid escalation of the political crisis in the Latin American country, stressing that the turmoil must be resolved by the Venezuelans themselves through dialogue. In an interview with Iran’s Spanish-language television channel, Hispan TV, Adriana Salvatierra said that La Paz supports political talks between the the Caracas government and the opposition to settle their differences. The Bolivian official said Venezuela’s political turmoil should be resolved without interference of others who have no right to determine the…

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Syrian forces discover US, Israeli-made munitions in terrorist redoubts

Syrian government forces have carried out a major clean-up operation in the country’s southwestern province of Rif Dimashq, discovering a considerable amount of US-built and Israeli-made munitions from terrorist hideouts. An unnamed field commander told Syria’s official news agency SANA that Syrian soldiers launched the operation in the town of Yalda, which lies on the southern outskirts of the capital Damascus, on Saturday to clear the area of hidden explosive devices and ordnance left behind by the militants. The commander added that the munitions included American BGM-71 TOW anti-tank missiles, Israeli-made M72 LAW anti-tank weapons, mortar…

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