Frances Martel

Frances Martel

Hezbollah Leader Wishes He Would Have Died Instead of Soleimani

Hassan Nasrallah, the head of the Iran-backed Shiite terrorist organization Hezbollah, lamented on Iranian television on Thursday that he could not trade his life for that of Major General Qasem Soleimani, eliminated in a U.S. airstrike in January.

The head of Lebanon's militant Shiite Muslim movement Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah speaks in a rare public appearance addressing thousands of his supporters ahead of the Shiite Ashura commemorations on November 3, 2014 the Lebanese capital's southern suburbs. Nasrallah had not been seen in public since July, when he attended a …

Poll: Majority of Venezuelans Trust Neither Maduro nor Guaidó

A survey published this week by the Venezuelan polling firm Meganálisis found that the majority of Venezuelans want dictator Nicolás Maduro to leave power, but also have no trust in President Juan Guaidó to save the country from the socialism-driven humanitarian crisis it is now in.

A woman casts her vote during the presidential election at a polling station in Caracas on May 20, 2018. - Venezuelans headed to the polls early Sunday to vote in the general elections as incumbent president Nicolas Maduro is seeking a second term in power. (Photo by Federico PARRA / …

U.N. Report: North Korea Never Stopped Nuclear Program

An alleged United Nations report unearthed by Reuters on Monday concluded that at no time in 2019 did the communist regime in North Korea stop its nuclear weapons program, raising questions as to why allies Russia and China insisted the U.S. support relieving Pyongyang of those sanctions as a reward for halting nuclear development.

A man watches a television news programme showing file footage of North Korea's missile test, at a railway station in Seoul on January 1, 2020. - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has declared an end to its moratoriums on nuclear and intercontinental ballistic missile tests and threatened a demonstration …

Cuban State Media Suggests Coronavirus Is U.S. ‘Bioterrorism’

Granma, the official state newspaper of the Communist Party of Cuba, floated “hypothesis” in a column published last week that the ongoing coronavirus outbreak in China is the result of American “biological terrorism” intended to hurt the Chinese economy.


Judge in Brazil Drops Cybercrime Charges Against Glenn Greenwald ‘For Now’

Brazilian Judge Ricardo Leite dismissed charges against journalist Glenn Greenwald on Thursday citing a Supreme Court injunction against prosecuting Greenwald for engaging in journalism. Prosecutors charged Greenwald with cybercrimes over allegedly advising hackers to destroy incriminating evidence.

US journalist Glenn Greenwald, founder and editor of The Intercept website gestures during a hearing at the Lower House's Human Rights Commission in Brasilia, Brazil, on June 25, 2019. - The Intercept has been publishing alleged conversations between Justice Minister and former judge Sergio Moro and prosecutors of Operation Lava …

Coronavirus Death Toll Breaks Record Again with 73 Dead in One Day

China logged the deadliest day on record on Wednesday since the novel coronavirus outbreak afflicting the nation began in December, breaking a record set only on Tuesday and defying clamor from state propaganda outlets last week that the rates of infection and death were declining.

A man wearing a protective facemask walks in Yu Park in Shanghai on February 6, 2020. - The number of confirmed infections from the deadly coronavirus outbreak, has hit more than 28,000 in China while death toll passed 560 in an outbreak that has spiralled into a global health emergency. …

Venezuela Tries to Prepare for Coronavirus Without a Healthcare System

The National Assembly of Venezuela – the last remaining democratically elected branch of government – approved a plan on Tuesday to help with coronavirus awareness and distribute a manual on how to contain the outbreak if it reaches the Latin American country.

TOPSHOT - Picture of damaged medical equipment taken in a deteriorated area of the Jose Manuel de los Rios Hospital, the main public pediatric hospital in Venezuela, in Caracas, on May 24, 2019. (Photo by Marvin RECINOS / AFP) (Photo credit should read MARVIN RECINOS/AFP via Getty Images)