Scott Smith, The Associated Press

  • A view of the vessel the Clavel sailing on international waters crossing the Gibraltar stretch on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. (Marcos Moreno/AP)
    1st Iranian ship reaches Venezuela with no sign of US interference

    The first of five tankers loaded with gasoline sent from Iran reached Venezuelan waters late Saturday, expected to temporarily ease the South American nation’s fuel crunch while defying Trump administration sanctions targeting the two U.S. foes.

  • Security forces guard the shore area and a boat in which authorities claim a group of armed men landed in the port city of La Guaira, Venezuela, Sunday, May 3, 2020. (Matias Delacroix/AP)
    Venezuela: 2 Americans among those nabbed after beach raid

    Venezuelan security forces arrested eight people, including two alleged U.S. citizens, following a beach invasion aimed at capturing socialist President Nicolás Maduro, according to information released Monday by authorities, as more than 25,000 troops mobilized to hunt for other rebels operating in the country.