Rebellions and uprisings

FILE - This Sept. 29, 2018 file photo shows idle cargo and oil tanker ships at the port of Hodeida, Yemen. On Saturday, May 11, 2019, Houthi rebels began a long-delayed withdrawal of their forces from the key port city, the group said, following the terms of a cease-fire. The U.N.-brokered agreement is aimed at alleviating the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)
May 11, 2019 - 3:09 pm
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's Houthi rebels on Saturday began a long-delayed withdrawal of forces from the port facility in the key city of Hodeida, the group said, following the terms of a December cease-fire aimed at alleviating the world's worst humanitarian crisis. The government described the...
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Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaidó, who declared himself the interim-president of Venezuela, squares his suit jacket before the start of an interview, at the Popular Will party's headquarters, in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, May 10, 2019. Guaidó wants to jumpstart his movement to oust Nicolas Maduro following last week's failed military uprising. In an interview with The Associated Press, he promised to persevere in the face of a deepening crackdown by Maduro's government.(AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
May 10, 2019 - 5:17 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — In the wake of last week's failed military uprising, Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó is looking to jumpstart his movement to oust Nicolas Maduro, promising to persevere in the face of a deepening crackdown and taking heart from China's recent support for an...
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Residents speaks with National Police at the entrance of Helicoide prison in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, May 9, 2019, where Edgar Zambrano, vice president of the opposition-controlled National Assembly is being held after his arrest the previous night. The arrest of Zambrano unleashed fears of a wider crackdown on Thursday, even as members of the opposition issued renewed calls for weekend protests in a months long campaign to oust President Nicolás Maduro. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
May 09, 2019 - 8:37 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The arrest of a top opposition leader in Venezuela unleashed fears of a wider crackdown on Thursday, even as members of the opposition issued renewed calls for weekend protests in their campaign to oust President Nicolás Maduro. The Wednesday arrest of Edgar Zambrano, vice...
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Opposition militants and journalists gather outside the Democratic Action political party headquarters, where a sign reads in Spanish "National Executive Committee. All united to vote and win," in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, May 8, 2019, after National Assembly Vice President Edgar Zambrano was arrested when leaving the headquarters. Security forces arrested the No. 2 leader of Venezuela’s opposition-controlled congress Wednesday as President Nicolás Maduro’s government began going after foes tied to a failed attempt to stir up a military uprising last week. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
May 08, 2019 - 9:44 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Security forces arrested the No. 2 leader of Venezuela's opposition-controlled congress Wednesday as President Nicolás Maduro's government began going after foes tied to a failed attempt to stir up a military uprising last week. National Assembly Vice President Edgar...
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FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2019 file photo, incoming National Assembly Vice President Edgar Zambrano, left, arrives with incoming National Assembly President Juan Guaido, center, and Omar Barboza, outgoing president of Venezuela's National Assembly, to a special session at the Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela. Zambrano was arrested on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, according to Carlos Prosperi, leader of the Democratic Action party, who said Zambrano was in his car when it was surrounded by heavily armed police outside the party’s headquarters. His arrest follows a government announcement that Zambrano and several other lawmakers were under investigation for treason and instigating an insurrection. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano, File)
May 08, 2019 - 7:33 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on the political conflict in Venezuela (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Venezuelan lawmakers say security forces have arrested the No. 2 leader in the opposition-controlled congress as political tensions mount in the crisis-wracked nation. The lawmakers say National...
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This photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defense group known as the White Helmets, shows members of the Syrian Civil Defense workers carrying a victim after a deadly airstrike hit a market killing several people in the village of Ras el-Ain, in the northwestern province of Idlib, Syria, Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Opposition activists say government forces have intensified their bombardment of rebel-held towns and villages in northwestern Syria. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)
May 08, 2019 - 2:24 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian troops pushed their way into a northwestern rebel-held enclave Wednesday, clashing with insurgents and capturing a strategically located village at the southern edge, widening an offensive that had previously involved mainly aerial bombings and shelling. The pro-government...
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Venezuelan Bolivarian National stand guard around the National Assembly building as the opposition-controlled congress met to discuss a move could provide political cover for greater international involvement in the nation's crisis, in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Military police prevented journalists from entering the National Assembly, and some reporters were harassed by government supporters outside the building. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
May 07, 2019 - 5:24 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's top court on Tuesday opened a criminal investigation against six opposition lawmakers following a failed attempt to spark a military uprising against President Nicolás Maduro. The lawmakers are suspected of "betraying the homeland" and "instigating an...
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, right, and Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza shake hands after their joint news conference following the talks in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, May 5, 2019. Lavrov meets with his Venezuelan counterpart on Sunday, a day before Lavrov is to meet the US secretary of state amid growing tensions over the Venezuela crisis. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
May 05, 2019 - 1:30 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan authorities are investigating the cause of a helicopter crash that killed seven military officers while they were while heading to a state where President Nicolás Maduro was visiting troops. The crash of the Cougar helicopter on the southeastern outskirts of...
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An opponent to Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, his face the colors of the Venezuelan national flag and the Spanish word for "Freedom" written on his forehead, takes part in a march in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, May 4, 2019. Opposition leader Juan Guaido took his quest to win over Venezuela's troops back to the streets, calling his supporters to participate in an outreach to soldiers outside military installations across the country. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
May 04, 2019 - 10:39 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Seven Venezuelan military officers were killed on Saturday when their helicopter crashed while heading to a state where President Nicolás Maduro appeared alongside troops, days after the opposition called in vain for a military uprising. The Cougar helicopter hurtled into...
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Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan listens, Wednesday May 1, 2019, during a House Appropriations subcommittee on budget hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
May 04, 2019 - 1:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration ended a week of pointed but vague threats of a military response to the Venezuelan political crisis with a meeting at the Pentagon to consider its options, though there was still no sign any action was on the horizon. Shortly after Acting Defense Secretary...
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