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China sanctions US officials China sanctions Trump administration officials including Pompeo, Bolton and Bannon

28 officials of the Donald Trump administration were sanctioned for having “seriously violated China’s sovereignty” and being “mainly responsible for such US moves on China-related issues.”

How a lawbreaking international coalition failed to overthrow Venezuela’s government

On January 5, the Lima Group called for countries around the world to “disregard” Venezuela’s new elected Legislative Assembly. This is yet another instance of the Lima Group’s diplomatic war which is in violation of UN and OAS charters

The Trump administration’s parting outrage against Cuba

Medea Benjamin and Leonardo Flores criticize the decision of the Trump administration to include Cuba on the list of countries that “sponsor terrorism”

US designates Cuba as a “sponsor of terrorism”

Cuba’s foreign minister Bruno Rodríguez Padilla criticized the move and called it hypocritical and cynical

US move to designate Houthis in Yemen as terrorist organization raises concern

The Houthis control a majority of Yemen, including the capital Sanaa. Their designation as a terrorist organization will make it difficult for international agencies to engage with the group which could harm millions

Iran nuclear deal: What happens next?

Former Indian Ambassador M.K. Bhadrakumar and Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha discuss what lies ahead in West Asia as a new US administration takes charge

Donald Trump’s final act: Snuffing out the promise of democracy in the Middle East

In the context of the 10-year anniversary of the “Arab Spring,” Vijay Prashad discusses Donald Trump’s efforts to crush the aspirations of the people in the Middle East

Even the opposition believes Venezuela’s election was legitimate

Vijay Prashad spoke to leaders of five major opposition parties in Venezuela that participated in the elections on December 6 and rejected the boycott of the process promoted by US-backed Juan Guaidó.

Assassination of nuclear scientist is a bid to provoke Iran into conflict

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the recent assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh. He analyzes the implications of this on the region and looks at the myths about Iran’s nuclear program

Venezuela wins simply by holding an election

The upcoming legislative elections in Venezuela are going to be held in a context of great adversity are an important step in the democratic recuperation of the country’s institutions from the US-backed opposition

Why imperialism is obsolete in Latin America

Venezuela’s Foreign minister Jorge Arreaza talks about the country’s relationship of mutual gain and benefit with China, the US bid to impose Monroe Doctrine 2.0, and a how a new Cold War cannot be allowed in the region

US sanctions on Iran stand as an obstacle to any constructive engagement in West Asia

The relentless maximum pressure campaign of the Trump administration against Iran which is continuing even after his electoral loss will be tough for a Biden administration to reverse, assuming there is the will to do so

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