Venezuela’s leading opposition party says a group of armed men with their faces covered raided its headquarters, taking cellphones, computers and ID cards from staffers and raising tensions the night before a nationwide protest against President Nicolás Maduro.
The U.N. Security Council has voted unanimously to extend the U.N. peacekeeping force in Central African Republic for a year, with a mandate to protect civilians, support peace efforts and assist in preparing for elections starting in 2020.
A Taliban spokesman says three Taliban prisoners who were to be freed in exchange for an American and an Australian national, both kidnapped in 2016, are still in custody in Bagram prison, north of the capital Kabul.
Chile’s most important political parties have agreed to call for a new constitution to replace one impose by a military dictatorship almost 40 years ago. It’s a move that follows a month of turbulent protests in the streets.