US to withdraw all remaining diplomatic staff from Venezuela


The United States is set to withdraw all remaining diplomatic personnel from its embassy in Caracas this week.

The US State Department made the announcement, citing the "deteriorating situation" in Venezuela, as well as  "the conclusion that the presence of US diplomatic staff at the embassy has become a constraint on US policy".

It didn't specify the exact day when the personnel will be withdrawn from the South American nation.

This comes as Venezuela announced the suspension of all schools and business activities on Tuesday amid a continuing power outage. 

More from International

Coming Up on Dubai Eye

  • The Best of Dubai Eye 103.8

    7:00pm - 12:00am

    Hear the highlights from the week gone by on Dubai Eye 103.8. Listen again to the best interviews, advice and the top stories that has gripped our conversation this week.

  • Nights on Dubai Eye 103.8

    12:00am - 6:00am

    Dubai Eye complements the conversation with the music you love from the eighties, nineties and newer.

On Dubai Eye