Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Joint Statement Calls for Yahya Jammeh´s Safety 22 de enero de 2017, 12:31UNITED NATIONS, Jan 22 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations, the African Union (AU) and the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) urged today respect for the safety of the soon-to-retire President of Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, his relatives and supporters. Syrian Army Counteracts Terrorist Onslaught Damascus, Jan 22 (Prensa Latina) Syrian army is holding positions today and counteracting broadsides by the Islamic State -(Daesh on its Arabic acronym in the Deir Ezzor region)- 460 kilometers northeast of Damascus, as for military sources. UNESCO Highlights the Meeting on African History Paris, Jan 22 (Prensa Latina) The forthcoming meeting, which will be held in Havana, for the preparation of the 9th volume of the General History of Africa, has a special importance resulting of the historical bonds between Cuba and Africa, a Unesco´s high representative stated today. Angolan Defense Minister Expresses Confidence in Air Force Luanda, Jan 21 (Prensa Latina) Angolan Defense Minister Joao Lourenzo highlighted the government''s confidence in the National Air Force (FAN), which is celebrating its 41st anniversary on Saturday and was founded by the first Angolan president, Antonio Agostinho Neto. Egypt Supports Skhirat Agreement on Libya Cairo, Jan 21 (Prensa Latina) Egypt considers that the ideal solution to the current conflict in Libya is the implementation of the Skhirat Agreement, signed in 2015 in that city of Morocco, Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry reaffirmed in Cairo on Saturday. Turkey Deports Man Linked to Terrorism to France 21 de enero de 2017, 10:29Paris, Jan 21 (Prensa Latina) Kevin Guiavarch, a French citizen linked to terrorist groups operating in Syria and for whom an international arrest warrant had been issued, arrived in France, after being deported from Turkey, it was reported here on Saturday. Reconciliation Established in Western Zone near Damascus Damascus, Jan 21 (Prensa Latina) The efforts for reconciliation in Syria have borne fruit in southwestern Damascus, where hundreds of armed fundamentalists abandoned the towns of Bet Yen and Mugher al Mir, official sources said on Saturday. Bombings in North of Iraq Kill Dozens of Extremists 20 de enero de 2017, 17:38Baghdad, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) Dozens of combatants of the terrorist group Islamic State (IS) died during bombings by the US-led international coalition, when they were trying to leave the northern city of Mosul, a military source reported today. Gambian Army Chief Abandons Outgoing President 20 de enero de 2017, 17:02Banjul, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) The head of the Gambian Army, General Ousman Badjie abandoned today outgoing President Yahya Jammeh and ruled out that his troops would fight against a military operation to remove him from the country''s top post. Fall of Ethiopian Bekele Stops Attempt for New Record 20 de enero de 2017, 16:50Abu Dabi, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) The Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele desisted today from his determination to set a world marathon record in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, after falling down in the start, and leaving the competition for the 23 kilometers afterwards. Denmark to Send Troops to Syria to Fight ISIS 20 de enero de 2017, 15:25Copenhagen, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) The Government of Denmark has stated today that it would be sending to Syria about 60 troops to join the international coalition that currently fights against the terrorist group Islamic State (ISIS). Gambian Crisis Gives Rise to over 45,000 Refugees 20 de enero de 2017, 15:18United Nations, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) The UN Refugee Agency said today that about 45,000 people fled to Senegal and at least 800 to Guinea-Bissau as a result of the Gambian political crisis. Cold Wave Hurting Migrant Children In Europe, UNICEF 20 de enero de 2017, 13:43United Nations, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) The prevailing cold front in the central, eastern and southern region of Europe triggered the the health risks of migrant and refugee children, the United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) warned today. Russia and Syria to Extend Agreements on Tartus Naval Base 20 de enero de 2017, 13:24Moscow, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) Russia and Syria signed today a bilalteral agreeement to expand the logistics bbase at Tartus for 49 more years with automatic extensions every 25 years. UNESCO Condems Syria's Cultural Destruction by Terrorists Paris, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) The Unesco Director-General, Irina Bokova, condemned today the destruction caused by the Islamic State of several patrimonial places in the Syrian city of Palmira, which she described as a war crime. FM Stresses Cuba's Role in Training Doctors for S Africa Pretoria, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) South Africa has many hospitals that would be without a doctor today if Cuba had not been present, Health Minister, Aaron Motsoaledi, stated, after acknowledging the impact of the cooperation program with the Caribbean nation. Over 70 Deaths By Attempt in Mali 19 de enero de 2017, 17:55Bamako, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) A suicide bomb attempt in Mali, supposedly addressed against militias in favor of country´s peace re-establishment left more than 70 deaths, according to reports. UN Demands Respect for People's Will in Gambia 19 de enero de 2017, 15:59United Nations, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations (UN) Security Council adopted unanimously the resolution 2337, which demands full respect in Gambia for people''s will, expressed at the polls in December. Pentagon Head Admits Inconvenience of Intervention in Syria and Iraq Washington, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter recognized today that a military intervention by the United States, with thousands of soldiers in Iraq and Syria to fight the Islamic State (IS) would be counterproductive. Recent Data Highlight Cuban Tourism Industry Booming 19 de enero de 2017, 13:35Havana, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The most recent official data on tourism in Cuba today predicts that the travel industry has a growing spiral that can put this country at the forefront of the sector in the Caribbean. ECLAC Recommends Mexico a Strategy for Foreign Investment 19 de enero de 2017, 13:03Davos, Switzerland, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The executive secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Alicia Barcenas, recommended here today that Mexico uses a strong strategy to keep foreign investment. UN Expert Urges Nigeria to Ensure Safety to Those Displaced United Nations, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) UN human rights expert, Cecilia Jimenez-Damary urged the Nigerian government on Monday to ensure the safety of internally displaced persons,following the bombing by mistake of a camp that sheltered displace people. Europe to Suffer More Terrorist Attacks, says Germany Berlin, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) Germany and Europe in general will be targets of terrorist attacks in the short and medium term, said the president of the German secret services of the interior, Hans-Georg Maassen. Syrian President Expresses Hopes for Dialogues in Kazakhstan 19 de enero de 2017, 11:46Damascus, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) President Bashar al-Assad expressed hopes of establishing a platform for dialogue at the conference on Syria that will take place in Astana, capital of Kazakhstan, the press reported today in Damascus. Angola- Crisis, the Word Most Used in 2016 19 de enero de 2017, 11:3 6Luanda, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) Recurring today in conversations between businessmen and Angolan citizens, the crisis was the word of 2016 revealed an internet vote promoted for the first time under the auspices of Plural Publishers Angola. Terrorism: Main Threat to Stability, Says Mali 18 de enero de 2017, 17:05United Nations, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) Mali''s Foreign Minister Abdoulaye Diop told the UN Security Council today that the actions of terrorist and extremist groups are the main threat to the country. Emergency State due to Post-election Crisis Passed in Gambia 18 de enero de 2017, 16:45Banjul, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) The Parliament of Gambia passed the declaration of the state of emergency made by outgoing President Yahya Jammeh, authorizing him to remain three months more in power, said sources today here. Fighting Continues Around Syrian City of Deir Ezzor 18 de enero de 2017, 11:55Damascus, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) Battles around the northern Syrian city of Deir Ezzor continue to intensify after Syrian army units destroyed a suicide car bomb, an armored car and two tanks, according to military sources. Costa Rican President Concludes Working Visit to United Arab Emirates 18 de enero de 2017, 11:04San Jose, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) Costa Rican president, Luis Guillermo Solis will meet today with the Emir of Sharhaj, Sultan bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi, on the final day of his three-day working visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Russia Ready to Provide Humanitarian Aid to Syria 18 de enero de 2017, 10:43Moscow, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Defense Ministry (Mindef) confirmed today its willingness to cooperate with international organization in the transfer and distribution of humanitarian aid to the Syrian population. More than 30 Syrian Military Personnel Killed near Damascus Damascus, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) More than 30 Syrian military personnel were killed this morning following a bomb attack on the headquarters of the Army Transportation Administration in the town of Harasta, four kilometers east of Damascus, official sources confirmed. UN to Attend Astana Meeting on Syria United Nations, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations will be represented on January 23 at the Astana peace talks between actors in the Syrian conflict, the organization confirmed today. Egyptian Law Makers Approve Amendment to Protest Law 17 de enero de 2017, 16:10Cairo, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) The Egyptian parliamentarian Commission of Legislative and Constitutional Affairs approve today an initiative to amend the controversial Protest Law in the country, following a verdict by the Higher Constitutional Court. Palestine: Israel Must Decide Between Peace and Occupation 17 de enero de 2017, 15:00United Nations, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Permanent Observer of Palestine to the United Nations, Riyad Mansour, affirmed today at the Security Council that Israel has the opportunity to choose the path of peace and to leave behind the one of the occupation and oppression. US Groups Ask Trump to Continue Normalization With Cuba 17 de enero de 2017, 13:43Washington, 17 Jan (Prensa Latina) Several US organizations sent today a memorandum to President-elect Donald Trump to urge him to continue normalizeng relations with Cuba. West African States Prepare to Invade Gambia 17 de enero de 2017, 13:08Abuja,Jan 17 (Prensa Latina)West African states prepare to invade Gambia to force Yahya Jammeh to hand power to president-elect Adama Barrow. UN: Near 150 000 Displaced Persons Due to Combats in Mosul United Nations, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Over 148 000 persons abandoned their houses in Mosul as a result of the fightings to expel The Islamic State terrorist group from the northern territory, United Nations pointed out today. Russia for Talks with Syria with Real Actors on the Ground 17 de enero de 2017, 10:18Moscow, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Russia expressed itself today for the participation in the meeting on the Syrian conflict in Astana of real opposition actors in the field, with real control of territories, and Government representatives. Cholera in another Angolan Province, Capital Intends to Shield Itself Luanda, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Cholera has arrived in the coastal town of Cubal in the central Angolan province of Benguela, while health authorities in this capital today are trying to shield the city to avoid the disease. Thousands of Gambians Flea their Country for Fear 16 de enero de 2017, 16:16Banjul, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of Gambians fled the country for fear of a political and social crisis, after President Yahya Jammeh refused to relinquish power after his defeat in the recent elections, the African News Agency reported today. Syrian Army Kills 18 Foreign Terrorists in Deir Ezzor 16 de enero de 2017, 15:22Damascus, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) Syrian army forces killed 18 foreign members of the Islamic State, Daesh, southeast of the city of Deir Ezzor in the north of the country, military sources reported. Kenyan Athletes Approve New Antidoping Measures 16 de enero de 2017, 14:30ATHLETICS-KENYA-WORLD Syria: Negotiations for National Reconciliation Active Damascus, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) Syrian authorities pointed out that negotiations remain active to bring about reconciliation in the eastern Ghuta region, northeast and near Damascus, reported the media in this capital today. Meeting in Paris Focuses on Peace between Israel and Palestine Paris, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) When the world focuses on issues such as the wars in Syria and Iraq, an international conference in Paris emphasized that there will be no peace in the Middle East without solving the old conflict between Israel and Palestine. Cholera Outbreak Triggers Alarm of Angolan Health Authorities Luanda, Jan 15 (Prensa Latina) The outbreak of cholera, which affects the northern province of Zaire since last December, triggers alarms of the Angolan health authorities, who are preparing contingency plans against this and other diseases. Paris Supports Two States as a Way for Peace in the Middle East Paris, Jan 15 (Prensa Latina) French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault reaffirmed today that the establishment of the two states is the way to end the conflict between Israel and Palestine. Palestinian President Awaits Meeting in Paris to Boost Peace Process 13 de enero de 2017, 14:38Paris, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) The Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, expressed his desires for the coming conference in France to boost an international mechanism and a calendar for peace negotiations with Israel, in statements released today. Turkey Receives Largest Number of Refugees Worldwide Ankara, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) The director general of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), William Lacy Swing, said today in this capital that Turkey is the first country in the world in terms of the number of refugees in its territory. Armed Terrorists to Withdraw From Area Near Damascus 13 de enero de 2017, 11:16Damascus, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) Armed terrorists will withdraw today from Wadi Baradá valley area, after negotiating to that end, said governor of Damascus province, Alaá Ibrahim. Russia and Kazakhstan Prepare for Meeting on Syria 13 de enero de 2017, 10:43Moscow, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) Russian president, Vladimir Putin and his Kazakh peer, Nursultan Nazarbaev, talked by phone about preparations for the international meeting on Syria in Astana, informed the Kremlin today. Syria Denounces Attack by Israel's Zionist Regime Damascus, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) The General Command of the Syrian Armed Forces has denounced today an air raid by the Zionist regime of Israel against the airport of Mezeeh, outside Damascus, carried out this dawn. Syria Denounces Israeli Air Raid on Damascus Military Airport 13 de enero de 2017, 00:44Damascus, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) Israeli war planes reportedly attacked last night a military airport in the outskirt of Damascus, the Syrian capital. Angolan President Asks Greater Support for Africa 12 de enero de 2017, 17:14Luanda, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos asked today for more support from the international community for Africa to handle many challenges such as terrorism. Iraqui Joint Forces Release More Zones in Mosul City 12 de enero de 2017, 16:58Baghdad, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) Joint forces have penetrated more districts of the city of Mosul in the course of an offensive against the Islamic State terrorist group (ISIS) in northern Iraq, military sources said. US Policy in the Middle East is a Total Failure, Says Russia 12 de enero de 2017, 16:08Moscow, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) Spokesperson for the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zajarova said today that the foreign policy of the United States in the Middle East was a total failure during the management of President Barack Obama. Syrian Government Reaffirms Rehabilitation Work in Aleppo 12 de enero de 2017, 15:19Damascus, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Minister of Religious Affairs Mohammad Abdul-Sattar al-Sayyed reaffirmed today that on instructions from President Bashar al-Assad, the Umayyad mosque in Aleppo and all those affected by terrorism will be rebuilt. Oil Producing Countries Confirm Cuts to Stimulate Oil Prices 12 de enero de 2017, 15:14Abu Dabi, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) Oil producing countries such as Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Russia confirmed their decision to cut their respective crude oil production in their countries, to fulfill the international pact to stimulate the prices of oil in the planet. UN Reaffirms its Support to Dialogues on Syria in Astana United Nations, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) The special UN envoy in Syria, Staffan de Mistura, reaffirmed today the UN support to dialogues taking place in Astana on January 23 between the government and the opposition seeking to cease fire and to start a political process in that country. China for Enhancing Cooperation with Africa Beijing, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) After winding up a five-country tour in Africa, China''s Foreign Minister Wang Yi said today his Government would study new ways to upgrade cooperation with African nations. UN Report Ratifies Humanitarian Impact of Palestine Colonization 12 de enero de 2017, 08:37United Nations, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) A UN report released today has confirmed the humanitarian impact and vulnerability of Israeli settlements in the West Bank by expanding settlements in the Palestinian communities. Republic of Congo Plans Special Economic Zone with Chinese Aid Beijing, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi assured his country will aid the Republic of Congo build a Special Economic Zone in the port city of Pointe Noire, announced the government. UN Readies to Help Civilians in Mosul, Iraq United Nations, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) The UN is creating conditions to help the civilian population in the western section of the sieged city of Mosul, which is still occupied by the Islamic State (ISIS), the organization''s humanitarian coordinator in Iraq Lise Grande said. Nigerian Minister Warns of Military Intervention in Gambia 11 de enero de 2017, 17:03Abuja, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) Nigeria''s Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama warned of possible military intervention in Gambia if outgoing President Yahya Jammeh refuses to leave power. UN Awaits Invitation to Dialogue in Astana on Syria 11 de enero de 2017, 16:08United Nations, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations has not received the invitation to participate in the dialogue between the Syrian Government and the opposition to be held in Astana on January 23rd, said today a spokesperson. UNICEF Denounces Death of Children in Yemeni Conflict Sanaa, 11 Jan (Prensa Latina) UNHCR''s Deputy Representative for Yemen, Meritxell Relaño, revealed today that some 1,400 children have died in the country since March 2015, when Saudi bombings began in support of the Yemeni president. Weapons and Chemicals Seized to Terrorists in Syria Damascus, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) Syrian army units seized weapons and chemical substances in parts of the provinces of Hama and Aleppo, military sources said in Damascus today. Rationality Starts to Sink Into Syrian Opposition 11 de enero de 2017, 06:02By Pedro García Hernández Iraq Backs up OPEC Oil Deal to Boost Prices 10 de enero de 2017, 17:51Baghdad, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) Iraq cut its crude oil production by 160,000 barrels a day since early January by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) pact to boost fuel prices, it said today. Thousands of People Attend Funeral of Former Iranian President 10 de enero de 2017, 15:41Tehran, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of people attended today the funeral of former Iranian President Ali Akbar Hasheni Rafsanjani, a key figure in the founding of this country. First Syrian Export Trade Show Concludes 10 de enero de 2017, 12:49Damascus, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) The first Syrian Export Fair closed today after three days of exhibition and signed contracts. Russian Defense Chief Says Pentagon Chief is Confused 10 de enero de 2017, 11:14Moscow, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) The Pentagon chief, Ashton Carter confused Russia with United States when talking about the result of fighting terror in Syria, the Russian Defense Minister, Serguei Shoigu, stated today. West Africa to Demand Gambian President to Step Down 10 de enero de 2017, 00:16Abuja, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) Leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) will travel to Gambia to tell President Yahya Jammeh to accept defeat in this month''s election and ''leave power''. UN Calls for not Forgetting the Suffering of Palestinian Refugees 09 de enero de 2017, 16:50United Nations, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) Pierre Krahenbuhl, Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), called today here for not forgetting the support needed by 5,200,000 Palestinians. Russia Rejects U.S. Statements on its Role in Syria Moscow, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) Vicepresident of the Duma (lower Russian chamber), Irina Yarovaya, rejected today statements by the U.S. Department of Defense on the role of her country in the struggle against terrorism in Syria. Syria and Iraq Call for Expanding Trade Development 09 de enero de 2017, 10:05Damascus, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) Representations of Syria and Iraq have called for all possible difficulties and for expanding and developing trade and economic relations. Syrian President: Ready to Negotiate End of Conflict Paris, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad today expressed his willingness to negotiate to end the conflict in his country, but it must be with the real opposition, he told to the French media in statements released today. Syrian President Meets with French Lawmakers Damascus, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad met on Sunday with French lawmakers, to whom he repeated that the French government is worsening the current situation by supporting terrorist groups. Syrian Town Receives Humanitarian Aid from UN 08 de enero de 2017, 13:22Damascus, Jan 8 (Prensa Latina) A convoy of 32 trucks laden with humanitarian aid supplied by the United Nations is being distributed today in the town of Moadamieh, 10 kilometers south of Damascus. Terrorists Violate Truce Near Damascus Damascus, Jan 8 (Prensa Latina) Members of the Front for the Conquest of the Levant, formerly known as Al Nusra, shot a brigade of technicians who attempted, covered by the previously agreed truce, to restore the drinking water facilities in Wadi Barada, 35 kilometers north of Damascus. Angola Reduces Oil Production to Meet OPEC Cut Luanda, Jan 8 (Prensa Latina) Angola will produce 1.673 million barrels of crude oil a day to meet the cut approved by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to increase prices. Lucapa States Angolan Diamonds were the Most Valuable in 2016 Luanda, Jan 7 (Prensa Latina) Australian diamond company Lucapa announced that Angolan diamonds were in 2016 the most valuable in the world with an average price of 2,983 dollars a carat, stressed the media today. Fighting for Mosul Increases Toll of Displaced, Says UN 07 de enero de 2017, 00:45United Nations, Jan 7 (Prensa Latina) More than 133,000 people left their homes in Iraq as a result of fighting in the city of Mosul, where the army and its allies are carrying out an offensive to expel the Islamic State (ISIS), said today the United Nations. Germany Studies Possible Compensation to Namibia for Genocide 06 de enero de 2017, 16:32Berlin, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) Germany confirmed today that it is in talks with Namibia for possible economic compensation for the Herero massacre, committed in that African nation by German colonial troops in the early 20th century. Total of 18,500 Migrants Died in the Last Three Years 06 de enero de 2017, 15:46United Nations, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) At least 18,500 migrants lost their life during the last three years, 7,496 of them in 2016, according to preliminary data by the International Organization for Migrations (IOM). New York Times-- The Most Attractive Caribbean Destinations in 2017 06 de enero de 2017, 12:44Washington, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) The New York Times includes three Caribbean tourist destinations in Jamaica, Puerto Rico and Belize among the 52 best places to visit in 2017. Casa Dranguet House in Santiago de Cuba Launches Website 06 de enero de 2017, 12:12Santiago de Cuba, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) Casa Dranguet, the Center for Interpretation and Dissemination of the Cultural Heritage of Coffee, will today publish an official blog as a way of promoting the knowledge of coffee, which recognized by UNESCO. More Than 500,000 Immigrants Arrived in Europe in 2016 06 de enero de 2017, 11:55Brussels, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) A total of 503,700 immigrants arrived in Europe in 2016, a 72 percent increase on the previous year, according to a report by the Frontex Regional Agency for Border and Coastal Protection. French Parliamentarian States That Syria is Not Our Enemy Paris, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) Thierry Mariani a French parliamentarian has stated that the government of Syria is not the enemy of France. Despite Ceasefire, Terrorists Launch Further Deadly Attack Damascus, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) The death toll in the city of Jableh in the Syrian province of Latakia has risen to 15, the authorities confirmed today. Terrorists KIlled in Mosul Regarded as 1,700 05 de enero de 2017, 17:17Baghdad, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) The Commander of the Iraqi Federal Police, general Raad Shaker Yawdat, said that a 1,700 fighters of the Islamic State (ISIS) were killed during the offensive in the northern city of Mosul. Israeli Police Questions Prime Minister for 2nd Time 05 de enero de 2017, 17:12Tel Aviv, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) Police questioned today Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for his alleged acceptance of illegal gifts from wealthy supporters, something incompatible with his position as head of the government. Syrian President Holds Meeting with Iraqi Special Envoy 05 de enero de 2017, 11:57Damascus, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad met today with Faleh al Fayad, a National Security adviser and special envoy of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al Abadi. More Than 4.000 People Laid Down Their Weapons in Syria in 2016 05 de enero de 2017, 11:39Damascus, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Justice announced today that more than 4,700 armed and wanted people have surrendered to the authorities as part of the national reconciliation process in Syria. At Least 11 Dead and 35 Wounded by Terrorist Attack in Syria 05 de enero de 2017, 11:36Damascus, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) At least 11 people were killed and 35 wounded on Tuesday in the town of Yableh, in the Syrian Mediterranean province of Latakia, about 348 km northwest of Damascus, according to police sources. United Nations Concerned about Humanitarian Crisis in Mosul 04 de enero de 2017, 16:40United Nations, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) Stephen O''Brien, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, today expressed concern over the suffering of the people who are living in the Iraqi city of Mosul, where the army is trying to drive out members of the Islamic State (ISIS). Russia Defends Fairness of Mission in Syria 04 de enero de 2017, 14:58Moscow, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) Russia has defended today the fairness of its mission in Syria against the terrorist formations, thus countering allegations by the United States of supposed massive raids in that Arab country. Syrian President Holds Meetings with Iranian and Armenian Delegation 04 de enero de 2017, 12:21Damascus, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad held separate meetings today with a political delegation from Iran and the Armenian Orthodox Church, whose representatives dealt with the current situation in the country. Syria: Reconstructing Aleppo By Pedro García Hernández Palestine Calls for End to Israeli Occupation in 2017 United Nations, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) The Israeli occupation of Palestine has reached the half-century mark this year, leading to calls by the Arab ambassador to the UN, Riyad Mansour, to redouble efforts to end it. Terrorists Break Ceasefire 21 Times in a Day in Syria Damascus, Jan 3 (Prensa Latina) In less than 24 hours, terrorist groups have broken 21 times the ceasefire declared on December 30 in the Syrian provinces of Homs,Hama, Latakkia and Damascus Countryside, the military have reported today. Terrorists Cut Electricity in Syrian Province of Quneitra 02 de enero de 2017, 11:20Damascus, Jan 2 (Prensa Latina) Elements of the terrorist group Front for the Conquest of the Levant, formerly Al Nusra, sabotaged today the electrical system in the southern Syrian province of Quneitra, about 70 kilometers southwest of Damascus. Dakar Rally: Qatari Nasser Al-Attiyah Wins First Stage Buenos Aires, Jan 2 (Prensa Latina) Two-time Dakar Rally winner Nasser Al-Attiyah set the pace on the opening stage of the 2017 edition. More Than 1,000 People Leave Spring Area Near Damascus Damascus, Jan 2 (Prensa Latina) More than 1,200 people left the Barada area, where the Ein Fijeh drinking water source is located 30 kilometers northwest of Damascus, due to the strong clashes with terrorist groups, said Syrian officials today. Very Cold Temperatures and Snow Forecast for Highest Syrian Areas Damascus, Jan 2 (Prensa Latina) Temperatures will remain very cold in Damascus and other mountainous areas of Syria, where snow and rains will fall on the Mediterranean coast of this country, said today the weather forecast made by the Department of Meteorology. Catoca Assumes Challenge of Doubling Diamond Extraction in Angola Luanda, Jan 2 (Prensa Latina) The Mining Company of Catoca (SMC), the fourth largest diamond company in the world, expects today a smart and rigorous management to double this year''s production in Angola. Nadal Wins Abu Dhabi Exhibition Tournament Abu Dhabi, Dec 31 (Prensa Latina) Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal won the Belgian David Goffin 6-4, 7-6 (7/5) in the final of the Mubadala exhibition tournament. Minister Highlights Russia's Support to Syria in Religious Meeting 31 de diciembre de 2016, 11:16Damascus, Dec 31 (Prensa Latina) The Religious Affairs Minister, Muhammad al Sattar al Sayyed, asserted today that Russia''s support to the Syrian people against terror and Takfirism represented the support for the values of good, justice and peace. Over 100 Followers of Ex Egyptian President Morsi Sentenced to Jail 31 de diciembre de 2016, 11:12Cairo, Dec 31 (Prensa Latina) A criminal court in Cairo has sentenced today 104 followers of former president Mohamed Morsi to 7 and 10 years in jail, charged with taking part in bloody events in 2013. Foreign Aid Arrives in Syrian Hasaka Province Damascus, Dec 31 (Prensa Latina) The World Food Program (WFP) provided extensive humanitarian aid at Qamishli airport in the northern province of Hasaka, Syrian officials said. Burkinabese Police Officers Movilized because of Terrorist Threat 31 de diciembre de 2016, 00:16Ouagadougou, Dec 31 (Prensa Latina) Burkina Faso will mobilize about 2,000 police officers to care for citizen security during the festivities of New Year''s Eve in the capital, facing an increased terrorist escalation in the country, a regional media reported today. Gambian Electoral Commission Back on Duty after Attack Threat 30 de diciembre de 2016, 16:48Banjul, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) The Gambian Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) was back on duty at its usual headquarters, after being closed for several days due to an attack threat amid thew current post-electoral crisis, the news agency PanaPress reported today. Leinier Dominguez the Best of Latin America in Lightning Chess 30 de diciembre de 2016, 16:12Doha, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Grand Master Leinier Dominguez was the best player of Latin America and the Caribbean at the World Fast and Ligthning Chess Championship in Doha (Qatar), concluding in the 7th place with 13 points, among 108 competitors from 43 countries. Russia, Turkey Promote Resolution on Cease-Fire in Syria 30 de diciembre de 2016, 14:42United Nations, 30 Dec (Prensa Latina) Russian ambassador to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin stated today that his country and Turkey submitted a draft resolution to the Security Council on their support for the cessation of hostilities in Syria, which is expected to be voted tomorrow. Turkey Arrests 40 Alleged Islamic State Members Ankara, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) Turkish police arrested today 40 alleged terrorists, members of the denominated Islamic State (IS) in the southern province of Adana, acording to the News Agency Dogan. Syrian President Interview with Italian TV Channel Released Damascus, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) President Bashar al-Assad in an interview released today said, ''We cannot yet speak of the end of the war; it will end when all the terrorists are eliminated, and unfortunately they are still receive support from several countries.'' Angolan Population Increases Almost a Million Per Year Luanda, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) The Angolan population will reach 28.3 million in 2017 having grown by almost a million per year since 2014, the date of the most recent census. Israel Sets Record Executing Demolitions of Palestinian Structures 29 de diciembre de 2016, 16:51United Nations, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) Israel demolished or seized this year 1,089 Palestinian structures in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, an unprecedented figure, said today the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Cuban Leinier Dominguez Eighth in World Blitz Chess 29 de diciembre de 2016, 16:16Doha, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Grand Master Leinier Dominguez is now in the 8th place after the first day of the World Blitz Chess Championship. Syria's President Rejects Foreign Meddling Damascus, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) Syria''s President Bashar al-Assad reiterated today his rejection to foreign meddling at a meeting in Damascus with European and Russian Parliament members. Syrian Army Declares Comprehensive Ceasefire Damascus, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Arab Army General Command has declared today what it calls a comprehensive cessation of hostilities across the country, despite several scattered actions by the terrorist and extremist armed groups like a mortar attack on Damascus this Thursday. Putin Announces Ceasefire and Reduction of Russian Troops in Syria Moscow, Dec 29(Prensa Latina) The Russian President, Vladimar Putin, has today announced an agreement between the government and the opposition in Syria to cease hostilities. The number of Russian troops in Syria will also be reduced. First Angolan President Neto is Awarded the Nelson Mandela Prize Luanda, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) Angola''s first president, Agosthino Neto, has been posthumously awarded a Mandela Prize for Audacity 2016, according to local media. US Judge Orders Preservation of CIA Torture Report Washington, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina)U.S. District Court Judge Royce Lamberth issued the order Wednesday, of the report that describes the abuses and tortures that the CIA gave to those suspected of being terrorrists. Palestine and Israel, 2016 ends without significant changes By Manuel Vázquez El Cairo, (Prensa Latina) The year 2016 ends for Israel and Palestine the same as it started, with regular incursions by Israel in Palestinean territories, towns and cities, frequently ending adding civil victims to a long list that started counting over 50 years ago. John Kerry: Two Nations Only Way for Israeli-Palestinian Peace 28 de diciembre de 2016, 15:27Washington, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) The US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday that the creation of two states, or nations, based on the resolutions approved by the United Nations, constitutes the only way forward for a lasting peace between Israel and Palestine, Russia Denounces New Attack on Embassy in Damascus 28 de diciembre de 2016, 13:21Moscow, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Foreign Ministry denounced today a new mortar attack against its embassy in Damascus and called on those who really seek to counter terrorism. Oil Prices Rise for Fourth Consecutive Day 28 de diciembre de 2016, 11:19London, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices rose today, for the fourth consecutive session, as the market expects an agreement between producers to reduce offer. Bolivian Woman Driver Optimistic with Performance in Dakar Rally 2017 28 de diciembre de 2016, 11:10La Paz, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian driver Suany Martínez is optimistic about her performance in the Dakar Rally 2017, the most important extreme danger race in the world. Russian Sappers Clear Aleppo of Explosives Devices Moscow, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) Sappers of the International Demining Center of the Russian Ministry of Defense have cleared 966 hectares of explosives in the eastern part of the Syrian city of Aleppo, reported the agency today. Mozambique Political Groups Announces Seven Day Truce 28 de diciembre de 2016, 10:19Maputo,Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) The seven day truce agreed between the opposition Resistencia Nacional Mozambicana (Renamo) and the governing Frente de Liberación de Mozambique (Frelimo)brings hopes of permanent peace to the country. Syria Takes Measures to Face Drinking Water Shortage 28 de diciembre de 2016, 09:24Damascus, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian government took today emergency measures in response to the shortage of drinking water due to the terrorist sabotage of the sources of supply in the Ein Fijeh area, 35 kilometers north of Damascus. UK Fails to Meet Agreement on Immigrant Children as Stated in France 27 de diciembre de 2016, 18:00Paris, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) Pierre Henry, director of France Land of Asylum, said today that the United Kingdom (UK) is failing to receive immigrant children willing to meet their families in this country. USA: Donald Trump Strongly Criticizes UN Washington, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) US President-elect Donald Trump said that the UN is today a simple club of people who come together to have a good time; he also reiterated his threats against that international organization. Bangladesh Criticizes Media Manipulation Against Syria and Russia Dacca, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) Powerful sectors in the United States have maintain their objective of presenting Russia as an adversary while seeking a change of government and the fragmentation of Syria, according to the Bangladeshi news website Bdnews24. Angola Closes 2016 Leading Oil Production in Africa Luanda, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) Angola will close 2016 as the lead oil producer in Africa, having surpassed Nigeria by reaching a daily average of 1.7 million barrels. Mass Graves in Aleppo Moscow, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Ministry of Defense denounced the finding of seven storehouses of ammunition and mass graves with dead bodies of Syrian citizens tortured and killed by terrorists in the city of Aleppo, that was recently freed by Syrian Army troops. Georgian Pantsulaia Defeats Carlsen in Rapid Chess Match Doha, (Prensa Latina) Classic chess Grand Master and World Champion Magnus Carlsen, from Norway, was today beaten, with black pieces, against Georgian Levan Pantsulaia during the start of the Rapid and Lightining World Championships. From Germany to Syria a March for Peace 26 de diciembre de 2016, 13:43Berlin, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of activists in Germany, started a march on foot from Berlin to the Syrian city of Aleppo Monday, to show their solidarity and their rejection to the war against Syria. Countdown for San Silvestre Race in Angola 26 de diciembre de 2016, 12:46Luanda, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) Five days before the start of the Race of San Silvestre, authorities from the Angolan National Athletics Federation (FAA) are expecting the participation of 2,000 runners, including international competitors. More than 2,000 Saudis Fight as Mercenaries 26 de diciembre de 2016, 12:35Ryad, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) Saudi Arabian authorities have revealed that more than 2,000 Saudi Arabian citizens are now fighting in conflicts in other countries, most of them in the war in Syria, according to reports by local television channel, Al-Arabiya Monday. Egyptian Government to Solve Shortage of Medicines Cairo, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) The Egyptian government plans to end the current shortage of medicines that is affecting the country through a plan already agreed with international suppliers. Syria: 21 Civilians Killed by Terrorists in Aleppo Damascus, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) Syrian authorities are currently trying to identify 21 bodies of civilians killed by terrorists before the city of Aleppo was evacuated. Plane Carrying Remains of TU-154 Victims Lands in Moscow 26 de diciembre de 2016, 08:39Moscow, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) A Russian military transport plane has brought to this capital 10 dead bodies and 84 fragments of people who were on board the crashed TU-154 in Sochi, amidst the national mourning of the nation. Syrians celebrated Christmas with renewed hope Damascus, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) As hundreds of families keep returning to terrorist freed Aleppo, Syrians celebrated Christmas with renewed hope on peace particularly Christians in that city, while the Army strike further blows on terrorists in other provinces. Angolan Military Removed Mines in One Million Square Meters in 2016 Luanda, Dec 25 (Prensa Latina) More than one million 413 thousand square meters of land have been demined by the Angolan units from the North Military Region during the year 2016, the press reported. Mali Confirms French Citizen Kidnap Paris, Dec 25 (Prensa Latina) Frenchwoman Sophie Pétronin, director of a humanitarian organization, was kidnapped in Mali, the Foreign Ministry confirmed today. WHO Congratulates Angola for ending Yellow Fever Epidemic Luanda, Dec 25 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) congratulated Angola for the end of the Yellow Fever epidemic, which was considered the biggest of the continent in 30 years, highlighted the media today. Syria: Christmas Mass from Aleppo Damascus, Dec 25 (Prensa Latina) With a call to peace and in recognition of the triumph in Aleppo, the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, John X Yazigi, led the mass for the Syrian Christmas celebrations. People Close to Bomb Attacker in Berlin Arrested in Tunisia 24 de diciembre de 2016, 13:01Tunisia, Dec 24 (Prensa Latina) Officials from the Tunisian Ministry of the Interior arrested three people related to the perpetrator of the attack in Berlin this week. Palestinians Celebrate UN Condemnation of Israeli Setlements Ramallah, Dec 24 (Prensa Latina) The Palestinian leadership on Saturday welcomed Resolution 2334, recently adopted by the United Nations Security Council to call for an end to Israel''s illegal settlements on the occupied Palestinian territories. Malaysia Describes UN Voting as Victory for Palestinian People Kuala Lumpur, Dec 24 (Prensa Latina) Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak described the voting of a resolution at the United Nations Security Council that demands that Israel stop building settlements in the West Bank as a victory for the Palestinian people, local media reported on Saturday. Some 50,000 Police Officers will Guarantee Security in Angola Luanda, Dec 24 (Prensa Latina) Angolan Interior Minister Angelo Tavares, said that 50,000 police officers will guarantee security throughout the country starting today until early 2017. USA Criticizes at UN Israeli Settlements on Palestinian Soil 23 de diciembre de 2016, 17:02Washington, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) US Ambassador Samantha Power criticized today at the United Nations (UN) colonization by Israel, by means of settlements in occupied Palestinian territories, in a Security Council session that condemned that practice. Western Africa Declares Alert because of Crisis in Gambia 23 de diciembre de 2016, 17:00Bamako, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), formed by 16 countries, declared the state of alert, if salient Gambian president Yahya Jammeh persists on keeping himself in the power after January 19. Nigerian Army Rescues Almost 2.000 Captives from Terrorists 23 de diciembre de 2016, 16:19Abuja, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) Nigeria''s army rescued 1,880 women and children kidnapped by the Boko Haram terrorist sect in actions carried out in the Sambisa forest, during which it also arrested 504 extremists. Two-Time Olympic Champion Miruts Yifter Dies Addis Abeba, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) Ethiopian long distance racer and two-time Olympic Champion in Moscow-1980, a real king of African track and field, died Thursday, at the age of 72, his familiy annouced. Russian Military Police Arrive in Aleppo, Syria, to guarantee safety 23 de diciembre de 2016, 14:50Damascus, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) Syrian authorities have confirmed today the deployment in the northern city of Aleppo, recently freed of terrorist groups, of a battalion of military police from Russia to guarantee security and cooperate in demining the area. WHO Reports Effectiveness of First Vaccine Against Ebola 23 de diciembre de 2016, 12:08Geneva, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) today announced the effectiveness of the clinical trials of the first vaccine against Ebola, whose last outbreak claimed more than 11,000 lives. More Than 5,000 Migrants Killed in the Mediterranean this Year 23 de diciembre de 2016, 11:56Geneva, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The number of migrants killed in the Mediterranean since the beginning of the year rose to five thousand, after two shipwrecks yesterday claimed one hundred victims, according to humanitarian organizations. Consequences of the War in Aleppo, Syria 23 de diciembre de 2016, 11:55Damascus, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The dramatic consequences of the four-year war imposed on Syria, particularly in Aleppo, are slowly being revealed, according to figures released by the authorities today. Three Migrants Injured in France During Police Chase Paris, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) Three migrants were injured in France, one of them seriously, when they jumped from a truck that was being chased by the police, local press reports. First French Tourists Arrive at Cuban Cayo Coco Resort 23 de diciembre de 2016, 10:16Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The arrival of the first flight of French tourists at the international airport in Cayo Coco, opens a new Cuban tourist destination - Jardines del Rey. Oil Prices Tumble As Dollar Goes Up London, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The strengthening of the dollar hurt today oil prices as the rise makes commodities traded in that currency more expensive. Italy Confirms Death in Milan of Berlin Truck Attack Terrorist Rome, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The Italian Interior Minister, Marco Minitti confirmed that Anis Amri, the Tunisian citizen wanted for the terrorist truck attack in Berlin was shot dead during an exchange of gunfire with police in Milan. Angola to Announce End of Yellow Fever Epidemic Today Luanda, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The Angolan government will today announce the end of the yellow fever epidemic in the country, which had put the health system on a state of high alert and threatened to become a global problem when it spread to the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo. Libyan Airliner Is Hijacked and Diverted to Malta Rome, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) Malta Prime Minister Joseph Muscat,confirmed today the arrival of a plane with 82 men, 28 women and one infant for a total of 111 on board. Nigerian Authorities Seize 2.5 Tons of Plastic Rice 22 de diciembre de 2016, 17:12Abuja, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) The Nigerian Government said today that its officers seized 2.5 tons of plastic rice, in imitation of the original product made with soluble polymers, which lacks nutrients and is harmful to health. Aleppo Totally Free, Announces Syrian Army General Command 22 de diciembre de 2016, 16:39Damascus, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) The General Command of the Syrian Army and the Armed Forces announced today total reestablishment of security in Aleppo, after having freed the city from terrorism and withdrawal of the last extremists. Syrian President Holds Meeting with Iranian Foreign Vice Minister 22 de diciembre de 2016, 13:54Damascus, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) The President of Syria, Bashar al-Assad, held today a meeting with Hussein Jaber Ansari, Iranian Foreign Vice Minister for Arab and African Affairs, according to information reported in Damascus. Russia Fulfilled Its Mission in Syria with Blows to Terrorism Moscow, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Armed Forces fulfilled their mission in Syrian, giving harsh blows to terrorism, Defense Minister Serguei Shoigu stated today in an extended Military Council, with participation by President Vladimir Putin. Angolan TV Highlights Cuba's Role in Ending Apartheid Luanda, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) Angola''s public television company TPA has highlighted the role of Cuba in the 1988 New York agreements that ended the South African apartheid regime. D. R. Congo: Government and Church Seek Solutions Kinshasa, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Joseph Kabila, remains silent after calls for him to step down. Angola: Too Many Weapons in Private Hands 22 de diciembre de 2016, 09:55Luanda, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) Lieutenant General Mateus Gaspar, Angola''s chief armament and technical director for the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA) has said that private security companies have too many weapons of war in their possession. UN Adopts New Resolution on Humanitarian Aid to Syria 21 de diciembre de 2016, 16:19United Nations, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations (UN) Security Council unanimously adopted a new resolution today, demanding all kinds of facilitation for access to humanitarian aid by the victims of the conflict in Syria. UN Security Council Asks Gambian President to Leave 21 de diciembre de 2016, 16:09United Nations, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Security Council urged salient president of Gamabia, Yahya Jammeh, to respect the results of the presidential elections celebrated on December 1st and guarantee the transfer of power. Al-Nusra Front Claims Responsibility for Shooting Russian Ambassador Damascus, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) The Front for the Conquest of the Levant (formerly known as Al-Nusra Front) has claimed responsibility, in a statement, for the assassination, in Turkey, of the Russian Ambassador, Andrei Karlov, media outlets report today in Damascus. Japan Cuts Budget for 2020 Olympic Games Tokyo, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) The organizing committee of the Tokyo-2020 Olympic Games has announced today that the total cost of the event will be between 13 and 15 billion dollars. Lizt Alfonso Company to Perform in Central Cuban Province Ciego de Avila, Cuba Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) The dancing company of Lizt Alfonso, Dance Cuba, will present its show Cuba Vibra! from today until Friday Dec 23rd at the Teatro Principal in Ciego de Avila During her stay in Ciego de Avila, about 430 kilometers east of Havana, Alfonso will give a didactic class to students on artistic education, to recall the summer workshops offered at the beginning of the last decade to children and young people. Oil Prices Rise 10 Percent This Month London, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices accumulate a 10 percent rise so far this month and are still progressing due to predictions of a drop in crude oil inventories in the United States. Angola: 80 Percent of Collected Weapons Were Delivered Voluntarily Luanda, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) The Deputy Director of Interior Order of the Angolan National Police, Francisco Cardoso, today assured that almost 104,000 weapons were collected, and that the 80 percent were voluntarily delivered by the population. Extremists Hinder Again Evacuation in Aleppo, Syria Damascus, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Disagreements and clashes between terrorist groups have again put an end to the evacuation process of the eastern districts of the Syrian city of Aleppo, military sources reported. Anti-Terror Operation in Indonesia Kills Three 21 de diciembre de 2016, 09:19Jakarta, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Indonesian forces killed three suspected terrorists in an operation in the town of Babakan, in the province of Banten, according to information from that place. Ospaaal Decorates Algerian President, Abdelaziz Bouteflika Havana, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) The Organization of Solidarity with the People of Asia, Africa and Latin America (OSPAAAL), decorated today the President of Algeria, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, for his revolutionary trajectory, political integrity and his contribution to peace. US Electoral Training Program Cut off in Kenya 20 de diciembre de 2016, 13:47 Nairobi, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) The Kenyan Government has ended the work in the country of a US organization in charge of training people for elections, said local television today. Violent Clashes in Eastern Syrian Province of Homs 20 de diciembre de 2016, 11:51Damascus, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian army managed to repel in the recent hours an attack staged by the terrorist group Islamic State (IS) against the T-4 air base, located in the eastern Syrian province of Homs. Cuba Rewards its Best Athletes in 2016 Havana, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) The three-time Olympian Greco-Roman wrestler Mijaín López and world judo and sub-judo champion Idalis Ortiz will receive their prize today for the best Cuban athletes in 2016. Erdogan: Assassination of Russian Ambassador is a Provocation Ankara, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan has sent his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, his condolences for the assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey. Arrest Made for Shots Fired at US Embassy in Turkey Ankara, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Turkish police have arrested today a man who is suspected of firing several times at the US embassy in the capital just a few hours after the Russian ambassador was killed. Syria and Cuba Increase Cooperation in Several Sectors 20 de diciembre de 2016, 10:00Damascus, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian minister of Industry, Ahmad al Hamu, has had talks with the Cuban ambassador in Damascus, Rogerio Santana, on ways to boost cooperation in the pharmaceutical, agricultural and food industries. Terror, Syria Issue Bring Together, Russia, Turkey and Iran in Moscow Moscow, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) A few hours after the shocking assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, the foreign ministers of Russia, Turkey and Iran are meeting here to discuss the fight against terrorism and the Syrian conflict. UN General Assembly Honors Fidel Castro United Nations, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations General Assembly has paid tribute to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, who died on November 25th. Russia Taking Attack on its Ambassador to U.N. Security Council Moscow, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Russia will take to the U.N. Security Council the assassination of its Ambassador in Turkey, Andrei Karlov, that has received worldwide condemnation and President Vladimir Putin called it a provocation. New Gambian President Ready to Take Office Banjul, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Gambia''s president-elect Adama Barrow said he is ready to take office in January, despite salient president Yahya Jammeh said he rejects the electoral results. Syrian Govt. Guarantees 80 percent of Humanitarian Aid 19 de diciembre de 2016, 15:04United Nations, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian government has guaranteed 80 percent of the humanitarian aid delivered for more than five years of conflict, informed today Bashar Jaafari, Syrian ambassador to the UN. Killed Russian Ambassador to Turkey Ankara, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) The Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov died today after being shot by lone gunman during the opening of the major art exhibition hall Cagdas Sanatlar Merkezi in this capital. UN Requests Urgent Financial Help for 1.6 Million Palestinians Jerusalem, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations requested the international community for financial contribution, to help 1.6 million Palestinians in a situation of high vulnerability, something that will require at least 547 million dollars. UN Celebrates National Consensus Government Formed in Lebanon United Nations Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary General of the UN, Ban Ki-moon, celebrated today the formation in Lebanon of a national consensus government and urged its political leaders to advance to the nation''s unity. U.N. Observers to Monitor Evacuation in Aleppo, Syria 19 de diciembre de 2016, 11:33United Nations, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) After closed door negotiations on Sunday in which Russia played a key role in changing France''s initial proposal, the U.N. Security Council passed unanimously today a resolution to deploy international observers to monitor the evacuation of civilians from Eastern Aleppo, Syria. Syria Demands That UN Implement Resolutions Against Terror Damascus, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates has sent a diplomatic note to the United Nations and the President of the Security Council asking them to implement their resolutions against terrorism, according media reports. Syrian journalists denounce detention of reporter in Turkey Damascus, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) The Federation of Syrian Journalists has denounced the arrest in Turkey of Husnu Mahali, a reporter and writer for the Syrian Arab News Agency, whose whereabouts is unknown. In a press hangout, the Federation holds the Turkish regime responsible for the Mahali''s professional and personal safety and calls on all Arab and international journalists'' organizations to denounce his arbitrary detention. U.N. Security Council Votes on a New Syria Resolution 19 de diciembre de 2016, 03:45United Nations, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) The U.N. Security Council is voting today a Resolution that was negotiated by its key members for the deployment of international observers in Eastern Aleppo, Syria. Cuban Vaccines against Meningitis Arrive in Syria Damascus, Dec 18 (Prensa Latina) Syrian authorities announced today the arrival of 293,650 doses of Cuban vaccines against meningitis, valued at $930,000 USD. Last Group of Extremists Leaves Aleppo, Syria Damascus, Dec 18 (Prensa Latina) Military sources said today that 25 buses began the evacuation of the last extremists in the city of Aleppo in operations led by the Syrian Arab Red Crescent and the International Red Cross. The IAEA's Head Praises Iran's Commitment to Nuclear Deal Tehran, Dec 18 (Prensa Latina) The Director of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Yukiya Amano, who''s visiting Iran, praised today this country''s fulfillment of its commitments with the Nuclear Agreement its Government struck with six world powers. Iran Pardons More than 1,200 Prisoners on Mohammed's Birthday 17 de diciembre de 2016, 14:44Tehran, Dec 17 (Prensa Latina) Iran began to release today 1,231 prisoners, pardoned by the supreme leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, on the occasion of the birthday anniversary of Prophet Mohammed, the most worshiped figure in Islam. UN Calls to Save Two-State Solution in Palestinian Issue United Nations, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) Countries of the five continents urged at the UN Security Council today to save through concrete actions the two-state solution, one Palestinian and another one Israeli, living peacefully under internationally recognized borders. A Dozen Soldiers Killed in Terrorist Attack in Burkina Faso 16 de diciembre de 2016, 17:04Ouagadougou, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) Twelve soldiers were killed in an attack by an extremist group at a military base in northern Burkina Faso, near the border with Mali, security sources informed. Call in the UN to Save Solution between Israel and Palestine 16 de diciembre de 2016, 16:30United Nations, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) Countries from the five continents of the world called Friday to save the solution of Palestine and Israel in the United Nations Security Council by means of concrete actions to turn these two countries and peoples to peacefully live under internationally recognized borders. Bomb Attack Wounds Three People in Syria 16 de diciembre de 2016, 14:51Damascus, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) A suicidal attacker exploded a bomb today at a police station in the central neighborhood Al Midan, in this capital, according to reports by the television and the newspaper Al Watan. Turkey to Cooperate with Iran in Evacuating Aleppo Ankara, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) Turkish prime minister, Binali Yildrim has talked by telephone today with the first deputy president of Iran, Eshaq Jahangiri to offer his help in search of a solution for the evacuation of the Syrian city of Aleppo. Oil Prices At 17-Month High London, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices rose today to near 17-month high on expectations of a reduction in global supply if producing nations abide by the OPEC agreement. Iran Reiterates Need to Stop Arms Supply to Syrian Opposition Tehran, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) Iran reiterated today that the Syrian crisis will end when the West and Arab countries of the Persian Gulf stop supporting and supplying weapons to opponents whose setbacks in Aleppo have now triggered nervousness in their sponsors. Syrian Reporter Imprisoned in Turkey Transferred to Hospital 16 de diciembre de 2016, 09:07Damascus, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) Hosni Mahli, a correspondent for the Syrian News Agency (SANA) has been transferred to hospital after interrogation at Turkish police headquarters, local media reports today. UN Security Council Discusses Israeli-Palestinian Conflict United Nations, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) The UN Security Council is celebrating today its monthly analysis of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, in a scenario marked by the existence of two draft resolutions aimed at resolving the dispute. Syria: Armed Extremists Break Agreement and Stop Leaving Aleppo 16 de diciembre de 2016, 07:23Aleppo, Syria, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) The armed extremists refused to return the soldiers they have kidnapped, shot the evacuation corridor in Ramuseh and suspended the evacuation of those remaining in Aleppo, military sources told Prensa Latina today. OIC Calls for Emergency Ministerial Meeting on Aleppo 16 de diciembre de 2016, 00:45Riyadh, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has called the foreign ministers of its 57 countries to an emergency meeting next week to address the situation in the Syrian city of Aleppo. Number of South Sudanese Children Soldiers Reaches 17,000 15 de diciembre de 2016, 16:18Juba, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) denounced today that the armed factions that are operating in South Sudan recruited around 17,000 children as soldiers. Turkish Red Crescent Receives 50,000 Refugees from Aleppo 15 de diciembre de 2016, 14:57Ankara, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) State agencies and civilian assistance groups in Turkey are ready to welcome the civilians evacuated from the Syrian city of Aleppo, Red Crescent sources informed today. Syria Reiterates Denunciations of International Support of Terror 15 de diciembre de 2016, 12:21Aleppo, Syria, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Foreign Ministry has reiterated that the international campaign against Syria increases with the clear support of the United States and Western powers for terrorist groups. Saudi Kingdom Will Continue Offensive in Yemen, Rejects Interference 15 de diciembre de 2016, 09:40Riyadh, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) Saudi Arabia will maintain the military option against the Houthis rebels of Ansar Allah in Yemen and is determined to prevent any ''external interference'' in the affairs of the neighboring country, highlighted official circles today. First Armed Terrorists Start Leaving Aleppo Aleppo, Syria, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) The first groups of armed terrorists started leaving Ramuseh, Aleppo, today morning, after the last negotiations come to fruition. Coalition against ISIS to Meet in United Kingdom 15 de diciembre de 2016, 00:21London, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) The international coalition devised to fight the terrorist group Islamic State (ISIS) will meet today in the British capital to assess the next steps in the conflicts in Syria and Iraq, the Defense Ministry announced today. Qatari Prime Minister Advocates New Impulse to Links with Cuba Doha, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) Sheik Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani, the Qatari Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, has advocated giving new impulse to links with Cuba. Syria Reports Arrest of Ankara, Turkey Correspondent 14 de diciembre de 2016, 11:47Damascus, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) Syrian news agency SANA spread today that its correspondent in Ankara, Turkey, Husni Mahalli was arrested and has been impossible to contact him so far. Lebanon, US Talk About Terrorism, Refugees and Aleppo Beirut, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) US Undersecretary of State for Middle Eastern Affairs, Anne Patterson analyzed today the situation of Syrian refugees in Lebanon at times of systematic terrorist activity and worsening of the situation in Aleppo. China Offers Guarantees to Support the Economic Development of Angola Luanda, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) President José Eduardo dos Santos received guarantees from his Chinese counterpart, Xi Xinping, that he will maintain support for the Angolan economic development process, the Angolan Public Television stressed today. Russia Denounces Attack on Aleppo Evacuation Column 14 de diciembre de 2016, 09:05Moscow, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Center for Reconciliation of the parties in conflict in Syria denounced today the attack in eastern Aleppo against a column aimed at evacuating armed renegades to the neighboring province of Idlib. Violence in Northeast Nigeria Severely Damaging Children, Says Unicef 13 de diciembre de 2016, 17:49United Nations, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Children''s Fund (Unicef) warned today that malnutrition and death threaten thousands of children living in northeastern Nigeria, where the Boko Haram terrorist group operates. Russia Affirms at UN that Syrian Govt Controls Eastern Aleppo 13 de diciembre de 2016, 16:15United Nations, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) The ambassador of Russia at the United Nations Vitaly Churkin, stated today at the Security Council that the eastern part of Aleppo is under the control of the Syrian government after a deal with the armed groups for their evacuation from the city. Cuba Rejects Double Standards of Some Arms Producing Nations Geneva, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) Rodolfo Benitez, head of the Cuban delegation to the Fifth Review Conference of the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons has released a statement, which says that Cuba rejects the double standard of some weapon-producing countries, who produce weapons that have devastating effects, but at the same time try to limit the purchase of less sophisticated weapons for self-defense purposes. More Than a Thousand Persons Receive Legal Status in Damascus 13 de diciembre de 2016, 10:46Damascus, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) Syrian authorities have today legalized the social status of 1,500 people in Kanaker, Damascus province, as part of the broad national reconciliation process. Conference in Angola Launches Youth Campaign for Peace 13 de diciembre de 2016, 08:09Luanda, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) The Youth Campaign for Culture of Peace in Central Africa: ''Different words, same language: peace'', is now underway to ensure conflict prevention and a culture of dialogue. Captured Terrorist Confesses Crimes in Aleppo 12 de diciembre de 2016, 12:55Damascus, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) Yousef Fahd Deeb, a terrorist who was captured in Aleppo when he tried to escape with a group of civilians, has confessed today that extremists fighting in the city are receiving full support from Turkey. Russia Announces Rescue of 100,000 Syrians in Aleppo Moscow, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Reconciliation Center in Syria has announced the rescue of around 100,000 people, including 40,484 children, from eastern Aleppo, which is controlled by armed groups. Israel to Receive Its First Stealth Fighter-Bombers Tel Aviv, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) The Israeli air force will receive its first US-made F-35 Lighting II stealth fighters as part of a order of 50 aircraft. Three Angolan Candidates Run for Presidency of Electoral Arbitrator Luanda, Dec 11 (Prensa Latina) Three candidates, including the outgoing president, are running for the presidency of the Electoral National Commission (CNE) of Angola, which will have next year''s elections as an immediate challenge. Pakistani Ship Rescues 41 Yemenis after Shipwreck Islamabad, Dec 11 (Prensa Latina) A Pakistani Navy ship rescued 41 Yemenis after a shipwreck some 30 nautical miles northeast of the island of Socotra, in the Gulf of Aden, Geo TV reported on Sunday. Syrian Army Occupies New Zones in Eastern Aleppo 11 de diciembre de 2016, 09:21Damascus, Dec 11 (Prensa Latina) Units of the Syrian Army and the allied militias totally occupied the neighborhoods of Al Assila and Karm al Da on Sunday, so they are tightening the net around the terrorist groups, military sources confirmed. Nigeria Warns Over Terrorist Attacks in Christmas 11 de diciembre de 2016, 00:20Juba, Dec 11 (Prensa Latina) Nigerian security forces in central Niger, center of the country, have established today strict protection measures to prevent possible terrorist attacks during Christmas celebrations, reported the Army today. USA Announces Sending of 200 Additional troops to Syria 10 de diciembre de 2016, 12:09Washington, Dec 10 (Prensa Latina) US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced that his country will send 200 additional troops to Syria to contribute to the removal of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (EI) of Raqqa province. Russia Liberates Civilians in Syria Moscow, Dec 10 (Prensa Latina) Nearly 18,000 civilians were able to escape from areas under the control of armed groups in the eastern part of Aleppo, with the help of the Russian Reconciliation Center in Syria. Russia and Venezuela Condemn UN Resolution against Syria United Nations, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) Russia and Venezuela criticized here a resolution passed to allegedly end the humanitarian conflict in Syria, while pointing out the lack of assessment and the double standards on the issue. Suicide Attack Causes 30 Deaths in Nigeria 09 de diciembre de 2016, 17:29Juba, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) Two Nigerian girls carrying explosives detonated them today in a suicide operation, inside a market in Madagali, northeast of the country, and caused the death of 30 people and several injured, a military spokesman said here Friday. IOM : Turkey Relocates More Than 20,000 Refugees in 2016 Ankara, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) The Mission in Turkey of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has facilitated the relocation of more than 20 thousand refugees in 2016, according to data provided today. Cuban Special Development Zone to Contract Foreign Workers 09 de diciembre de 2016, 11:56Havana, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) A resolution by the Cuban Labor and Social Security Ministry (MTSS) will allow foreign persons who are not resident in Cuba to work in the Special Development Zone of Mariel. Russia Assists Civilians After Escaping Terrorists in Aleppo 09 de diciembre de 2016, 10:49Moscow, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Center for Reconciliation of the Conflicting Parties in Syria reported today on the aid provided to more than eight thousand people who escaped from the eastern part of the city of Aleppo. Russia Criticizes Arms Supplies From US to Terrorists in Syria Moscow, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) Russia has criticized the lifting of the ban on the supply of weapons to extremist formations in Syria by the United States. International Coalition Bombing Kill 20 in Syria 09 de diciembre de 2016, 10:00Damascus, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) Syria denounced today the aircrafts from the international coalition led by United States killed 20 and an undetermined number of wounded in areas of Raqqa province. South Africa to Benefit Greatly with Cuban Technicians, Minister Says Pretoria, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) South African Public Works Minister, Thulas Nxesi, has said that his country will benefit greatly from the program of the Cuban Technical Advisers. Syrian Army Continues Operations to Increase Evacuations in Aleppo 08 de diciembre de 2016, 16:54Damascus, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian army continues operations to evacuate civilians from the eastern communities of Aleppo, still controlled by terrorists, following the swift advance of its troops across the region. Red Cross Asks Tel Aviv to Lift the Blockade Strip of Gaza, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Mamadou Sow, delegate of the International Red Cross in the Strip of Gaza, asked the authorities of Tel Aviv Thursday to lift all the restrictions imposed since 2007 to the Palestinian population in this enclave. Russia Exhibits Cuban Pharmaceutical Products Moscow, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuban medicine displayed its best progress and competitive qualities during a special exhibition in the framework of Health Week in Russia, an event held at the Expocenter exhibition center. IATA Predicts Lower Earnings for Region's Airlines in 2017 08 de diciembre de 2016, 12:11Bogota, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Latin American airline revenues will fall by 100 million dollars in 2017, according to the predictions of the regional division of the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Syria Describes Statement by International Red Cross as Unacceptable 08 de diciembre de 2016, 11:51Damascus, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Syria has described a recent statement by the International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva as ''deception in favor of terrorist organizations and their attacks on health centers.'' Dozens of Iraqi Killed in Air Raid Against IS 08 de diciembre de 2016, 11:43Baghdad, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Dozens of civilians have been killed in the western town of Qaim in a bombing attack against Islamic State (IS), attributed to the international coalition and the Iraqi army. Russia to Reinforce Security in Its Military Bases in Syria Moscow, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Russia will reinforce security in its military facilities in Syria by sending two special battalions, East and West, local media reported on Thursday. Thousands of People Pay Tribute to Fidel Castro in Namibia Pretoria, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of people have gathered in Windhoek for a solemn evening of remembrance for Cuban leader, Fidel Castro, led by Namibian President, Hage Geingob. Syria: President Calls External Project against the Nation a Failure 08 de diciembre de 2016, 09:01Damascus, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) President Bashar al-Assad said that the failure of the West in the battle of Aleppo meant the collapse of the foreign project against Syria, in statements released today by the national daily Al Watan. Syrian Troops Advance in Aleppo, Says Russia Moscow, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Center for Reconciliation of Syrian rival parties said today that 47 communities in the eastern area of Aleppo have been recovered. Ghana Holds Presidential Elections 07 de diciembre de 2016, 16:46Accra, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) Ghana went to the polls today in an election in which the incumbent, President, John Dramani Mahama, is seeking reelection. Russia Rules Out Talks with Armed Groups in Aleppo 07 de diciembre de 2016, 10:48Moscow, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) Russia considered unlikely any negotiation with armed groups concentrated in the eastern part of the Syrian city of Aleppo, where government troops have freed 35 neighborhoods in recent days. Geingob: Cuba and Fidel Defended Namibia When No One Did It Windhoek, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) Namibia''s President, Hage Geingob, stated that Cuba and Fidel Castro are very dear in the country because they defended the people and ''educated other 3,000 when no one else was willing to support us.'' More than 82,000 Displaced People During Offensive in Mosul 06 de diciembre de 2016, 17:42United Nations, Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) More than 82,000 people have been internally displaced in the last seven weeks, in the context of the military operations to expel the Islamic State (IS) from Mosul, the United Nations (UN) said today. Iraqi Forces Go on in Southwest of City of Mosul Baghdad, Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) The Iraqi governmental military forces are making progress in their offensive towards the center of the city of Mosul, after they crossed one of the bridges over the Tigris River, in the southwest of Mosul, despite they found a great resistance by the members of the Islamic State (DAESH in Arabic). Lebanese Municipality Pays Tribute to Fidel Castro By Ulises Canales Nabatieh, Lebanon, Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) A mural with an image of Fidel Castro and a greeting to Cuba has until today dominated the central square of Nabatieh, a Lebanese municipality. China Against Politicization of Humanitarian Situation in Syria 06 de diciembre de 2016, 08:18Beijing, Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) China''s permanent representative to the United Nations (UN), Liu Jieyi, called on the Security Council to avoid politicizing the humanitarian situation in Syria. UN Warns on Complex Global Humanitarian Situation United Nations, Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) Wars, political unstability and the actions by terrorist groups incerase human suffering to unprecedented levels in the last 7 decades, United Nations stated Monday. UN Unable to Access Occupied Eastern Areas in Syrian Aleppo United Nations, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) The United nations (UN) and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent continue unable to access, with humanitarian aid, the eastern areas in Aleppo, which continue occupied by armed groups, a spokesperson said here today. Zuma: Mandela raised South Africa Over Apartheid's Ashes Pretoria, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) President Jacob Zuma said today that Nelson Mandela, the first president of a free and democratic South Africa, laid the foundations for raising a young nation over the ashes of apartheid. Russia Denounces Attacks Against its Doctors in Syria Moscow, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) Russia has denounced the West''s indirect participation in an attack against its doctors in the eastern part of the Syrian city of Aleppo, which left one dead and two wounded. Syrian TV Shows Mercenaries Caught in Aleppo 05 de diciembre de 2016, 10:18Damascus, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) Syrian TV has aired the testimonies of two injured terrorists captured in Aleppo, who have confirm that mercenaries from Turkey and Turkistan are fighting there. Iran Promises Decisive Response to any Violation of Nuclear Agreement 05 de diciembre de 2016, 01:11Tehran, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) President Hassan Rouhani warned today that Iran will give a decisive response to any violation of the nuclear agrteement signed with six world powers, while parliament demanded proper actions against the United States for prolonging the sanctions. Palestinians in Lebanon Say Farewell to Fidel Castro 04 de diciembre de 2016, 15:25Beirut, Dec 4 (Prensa Latina) Palestinian professionals graduated from univesities and institutes in Cuba, said farewell to Fidel Castro, with the commitment to keep his ideals alive. Minimum Temperatures up to Minus Two Degrees in Damascus 04 de diciembre de 2016, 10:53Damascus, Dec 4 (Prensa Latina) The minimum temperatures in Damascus, Syria, and even close to the capital, will go down to less than 2 Celsius degrees starting next Wednesday, as an unusual standard for this time of the year. International Push Aims to Protect Endangered Heritage 03 de diciembre de 2016, 20:45Abu Dhabi, Dic 3 (Prensa Latina)Representatives of around 40 countries today approved plans to establish a fund to protect heritage sites in war zones. Russia Ministry of Defence: UK Not Providing Aid to Aleppo 03 de diciembre de 2016, 20:31Moscow,Dic 3 (Prensa Latina) Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said that the claims of UK Prime Minister Theresa May regarding Russia''s alleged interference in humanitarian aid supplies in Syria''s Aleppo are groundless and Britain should stop getting in the way of Russia supplying aid to Syria, especially since it does not supply any aid of its own. Gabon Postpones Legislative Elections For Lack of Money 03 de diciembre de 2016, 19:12Libreville,Dic 3 (Prensa Latina) Gabon has postponed its legislative elections set for December 27 until next July, citing lack of funds. Two Migrants Killed in Train Accident in Austria 03 de diciembre de 2016, 16:34Vienna,Dic 3 (Prensa Latina) Two suspected migrants were killed Saturday and a third was seriously injured in an accident as they hid in a cargo train from Italy to Austria, police said. Russian Demining Unit Sent to Aleppo, Syria 02 de diciembre de 2016, 18:05Moscow, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) Troops from the International Anti-Mine Center of the Russian Armed Forces flew to the Syrian city of Aleppo from the military airfield of Shkalov today, said the Ministry of Defense (Mindef). Russia Makes USA Responsible for Crisis in Aleppo, Syria 02 de diciembre de 2016, 16:25Moscow, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Serguei Lavrov made the United States responsible for the crisis created in the eastern area in the Syrian city of Aleppo, where the terrorist group Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, formerly known as the Al-Nusra Front. Gambian President Admits Electoral Defeat 02 de diciembre de 2016, 16:09Banjul, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) Gambian President Yahya Jammeh admitted his electoral defeat in the recent elections in this African country Friday, after the victory of his contender Adama Barrow, representative of the United Democratic Party, was published. Syrian Army Retakes New Areas in Aleppo Damascus, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian army retook control of the Aleppo international airport today, consolidating its positions in the Taril al Bab and Al Helwaniyah neighborhoods, military sources informed. U.N. Doubles Humanitarian Appeal for Nigeria to One Billion Abuja,Dec 2 (Prensa Latina)The United Nations has doubled its humanitarian funding appeal for northeast Nigeria to $1 billion in 2017 in a bid to reach nearly 7 million people hit by the Islamist terror group Boko Haram insurgency who need life-saving help, it said today. EUROPOL Terror Warning: ISIS Plots Brutal Killings in Europe Amsterdam,Dic 2 (Prensa Latina) Europol said that in the wake of murderous attacks in Belgium and France, terrorists are very likely to strike again in the near future. Angolan Youth Decorates Fidel Castro Luanda, Dec 2nd (Prensa Latina) The National Youth Committee of the ruling Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (JMPLA) have posthumously decorated the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, whose ashes will arrive in the eastern city of Santiago de Cuba tomorrow. Russia Is Unaware of UN Aid Mission in Aleppo Moscow, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Ministry of Defense said that it was not aware of a UN humanitarian aid mission in the eastern part of Aleppo, as announced by the organization''s humanitarian mission in Syria. Russia Reinforces Help to Solve Crisis in Alepo, Syria Moscow, Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Defense Ministry highilghted its intention to reinforce the items to solve the humanitarian situation of civilians in Syria, and eliminate the terrorist groups now concentrated in the city of Alepo. Sudanese Police Break up Demonstration against Cost of Living 01 de diciembre de 2016, 15:08Khartoum, Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) The Sudanese police broke up, with tear gas, a demonstration by hundreds of people against increase of the prices of basic products and the decision to suspend subsidies to fuels and electricity. Senior US Senators Try to Amend Law against Saudi Arabia 01 de diciembre de 2016, 15:06Washington, Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) Two Republican senators are pushing today for an amendment to a legislation passed in September allowing the families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia in U.S. court. Running Legend Gebrselassie Promises to Clean Ethiopia Athletics 01 de diciembre de 2016, 13:23Montecarlo,Dic 1 (Prensa Latina) Retired running legend Haile Gebrselassie who has been elected president of the Ethiopian Athletics Federation promises to clean the image of the federation. Lebanese Army Chief Labels Fidel Castro a World Symbol Beirut, Dec 1st (Prensa Latina) Lebanese army commander, General Jean Kahwagi asserted today that Fidel Castro was a great leader and a symbol of contemporary history, while Druze politician, Walid Jumblatt, praised his solidarity with the Arab people. Iran Says in OPEC's Decision Prevailed Economic Sense 01 de diciembre de 2016, 12:20Tehran, Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) Iran praised today that the ''economic sense'' prevailed in the decision of the 171 ordinary ministerial meeting of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) of reducing production as of 2017. Greece: Refugees and Migrants Relocated Due to Low Temperatures 01 de diciembre de 2016, 12:18Athens, Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) Greek authorities and humanitarian organizations reported today that they have moved thousands of migrants from a camp at the foot of Mount Olympus, in the center of the country, to hotels and apartments, due to the worsening of weather conditions. UAE Grants Citizenship to 97 Children Born to Emirate Mothers 01 de diciembre de 2016, 11:43Abu Dahbi, Dec 1st (Prensa Latina) Government circles in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) today presented as evidence of the country''s interest in its citizen''s welfare, security and stability, the granting of citizenship to 97 children of Emirate mothers married to foreigners. Human Ancestor Lucy Spent Much of Her Time in Trees, Study Says Washington,Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) ''Lucy'', the ancient ancestor of modern humans, probably spent at least a third of her day nesting in trees, according to new research unveiled today. Namibia Declares Three Days of Mourning After Fidel Castro's Death Windhoek, Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) The Namibian government has declared three days of mourning, as of today, for the death of Cuban leader, Fidel Castro. Attack against ISIS in Mosul Leaves 76,000 Displaced People 30 de noviembre de 2016, 16:58United Nations, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Humanitarian Affairs Office (OCHA) has pointed out that 76,000 people have escaped from the Iraqi city of Mosul in the last weeks, since the start of military operations to expel Islamic State (ISIS) from the city. Rwanda Opens Investigation on Role of France in Genocide 30 de noviembre de 2016, 15:19Kigali, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) The authorities of Rwanda are investigating 20 French citizens under the suspicion of having links with genocide acts in 1994, which caused between 800,000 and 1,000 000 dead people in this African country. Angolan Vice President Visits Cuba to Pay Homage to Fidel Castro 30 de noviembre de 2016, 14:31Luanda, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) Angolan Vice-President Manuel Domingos Vicente has traveled today to Cuba to attend the ceremonies of homage to the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, whose ashes are transferred to the eastern city of Santiago de Cuba. Nigeria Calls for Internal Resolution to Sudanese Crisis 30 de noviembre de 2016, 13:40Abuja, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) The South Sudan peace process will be more effective if it is implemented without external intervention, only with that of the country''s own leaders, stated Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, quoted by Vanguard newspaper. Hungary: Syrian Native Gets 10 Year Sentence for Border Unrest 30 de noviembre de 2016, 13:30Budapest, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) A Syrian citizen was sentenced on terrorism charges to 10 years in prison by a Hungarian court for using a megaphone to threaten police officers, the Szeged court announced today. OPEC Accepts Reduction of Oil Production Vienna, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has agreed to cut daily crude production by 1.2 million barrels, as President Mohammed Al-Sada reported. Indonesia Police Reveal Scope of Foiled Jakarta Terror Plot 30 de noviembre de 2016, 13:10Jakarta,Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) The plot was foiled when anti-terror police arrested 4 persons. Turkey Remains Silent on Its Goals in Syria 30 de noviembre de 2016, 12:52Ankara, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) Russia reacted today in regards to the remarks made by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan about the Syrian government, and demanded an explanation from the Turkish Executive, but so far he has preferred to remain silent. Thousand Civilians Evacuated From Aleppo, Syria 30 de noviembre de 2016, 12:41Damascus, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) More than 5,000 people, including 3,000 children, left the eastern areas of Aleppo, Syria, and receive all the humanitarian aid they needed, military sources reported today. Three Thais Plotting Bombings in Bangkok Detained 30 de noviembre de 2016, 12:38Bangkok, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) The Thai police confirmed today the arrest of three individuals for illicit association and possession of explosives, who were allegedly planning an attack in the capital. Chinese President Calls for Priority on Palestinian Agenda 30 de noviembre de 2016, 12:16Beijing, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping called for a top priority on the international agenda, calling it a core issue of the Middle East and a problem that obstructs peace in the region, the government reported today. Russia Rejects False Western Accusations about Syria 30 de noviembre de 2016, 11:28Moscow, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Defense Ministry (MINDEF) rejected accusations from the West about attacks on civilians in the Syrian city of Aleppo and called for the reality of what has been done so far by the Syrian army. Qatar Gives Tribute to Fidel Castro Doha, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) Qatari news media highlighted the speech pronounced by senior Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, father of the Head of State of Qatar, in a tribute to Cuban Revolution historical leader Fidel Castro after his death in Havana. ANC Pays Tribute to Fidel Castro in S.A. Provinces 30 de noviembre de 2016, 10:13Pretoria, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) The African National Congress (ANC) will pay tribute today to the Cuban Revolution leader, Fidel Castro in the South African provinces of Western Cape and Gauteng. Hamad bin Khalifa: Fidel Castro Left his Imprint on the World 30 de noviembre de 2016, 00:36Havana, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) The Emir Father of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani said here that Fidel Castro is in a high place among the great leaders of the liberation of the 20th Century. Fidel Devoted His Life to Defend the Rights of the Oppressed 30 de noviembre de 2016, 00:18Havana, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) Fidel Castro is a person who devoted his life to defend the rights of the oppressed and the struggle against colonialism, the vice president of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Majid Ansari, said today. Algerian Representative: Fidel Castro will Remain a Legend 30 de noviembre de 2016, 00:09Havana, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) President of the Council of the People''s Democratic Republic of Algeria, Abdelkader Ben Salat considered today that the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, lived like a giant and his legacy of freedom and sacrifice will transcend the next generations. Jacob Zuma: Fidel Castro Has Fought a Huge Battle Havana, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) South African President Jacob Zuma stated during the cultural-political ceremony in a posthumous tribute to the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, that his death is a painful loss for all Africans. Jacob Zuma: Fidel Castro Has Fought a Good Battle 29 de noviembre de 2016, 21:38Havana, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) South African President, Jacob Zuma, has said during the cultural political act in a posthumous tribute to the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, that his death is a painful loss for the Africans. Al-Mayadeen Channel Broadcasts Mourning for Fidel Castro's Death Beirut, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) The death of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, continues to grab media, radio and TV broadcasters in the Middle East today. Zimbabwe's President Thanks Fidel Castro for His Contributions Havana, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe, has thanked the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, for the contributions he made to his country and the African people. Pakistani Newspaper: Fidel Castro Leaves a Deep Mark 29 de noviembre de 2016, 11:12Islamabad, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) The historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, leaves a deep mark on the world due to his values and defense of independence, according to Pakistani newspaper, Dawn, published today. Kenya and Uganda Launch NEC Master Plan 28 de noviembre de 2016, 16:14Nairobi, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) Kenya and Uganda launched today the Northern Economic Corridor Master Plan, which provides a model for the development of transport infrastructure linking East African countries. Fidel Castro Is Unforgettable to Angola, Says Vice President Luanda, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) Angolan Vice President Manuel Vicente asserted today that the recently deceased historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro was unforgettable to Angola, because he helped maintain independence and territorial integrity. Nigerian Army Kills Boko Haram Terrorists 28 de noviembre de 2016, 11:56Abuja, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) The Nigerian army has killed 30 members of the Boko Haram terrorist group in fighting in the northeast state of Borno, according to an official in the town of Gwoza. Syrian Army Advances in Aleppo, Two Thousand Civilians Evacuated 28 de noviembre de 2016, 11:22Damascus, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian army continues its advance on the east of Aleppo and has announced that about two thousand residents, including 800 children, have been able to evacuate. Fidel Castro Unites Palestinians and Lebanese of Different Factions Lebanon, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) Palestinians and Lebanese who graduated from Cuban universities have demonstrate their gratitude to the Revolution and its historic leader, Fidel Castro, whom they described as inspiring and a defender of Arab causes. Venezuela and Algeria Define Strategy for Oil Prices Caracas, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela and Algeria have agreed in a joint strategy to defend the oil price at the meeting of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), scheduled to take place in Vienna, Austria, on November 30th, according to the Twitter account of Venezuelan Oil Minister, Eulogio Del Pino, who posted the news after a meeting with the African country''s energy minister, Noureddine Boutarfa. Palestinian President Expresses Condolences over Fidel's Death 0Ramallah, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Palestinian National Authority, Mahmud Abbas, on Saturday expressed ''his deepest condolences'' over the death of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro. Lebanon and Persian Gulf Arab Countries Mourn Fidel Castro 26 de noviembre de 2016, 17:13Beirut, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) Lebanese President Michel Aoun sent his condolences to Cuban President Raul Castro for the death of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, a gesture that Arab monarchs from the Persian Gulf followed. Iranian Foreign Minister Offers Condolences for Death of Fidel Castro Tehran, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) The office of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif conveyed its condolences to Cuban Ambassador in Tehran Vladimir Gonzalez for the death of the historic leader of the Cuban revolution Fidel Castro. Fidel, Father of Cuban Revolution, Algerian Newspaper Says Algiers, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) El Moudjahid, the main Algerian newspaper, has described today Fidel Castro as the father of the Cuban Revolution. Syrian Media Highlight Fidel's Transcendence Damascus, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) Syrian media and major figures have highlighted the transcendence of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, who died on Friday at the age of 90. Crisis in Yemen to be Main Topic at Persian Gulf Arab Summit 26 de noviembre de 2016, 00:16Manama, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) The war in Yemen and the possible political alternatives to solve it will be the main topic during the debates of the next regular summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), to be held in December in Bahrain, diplomatic sources announced today. More than 8,000 Sudanese People in Europe This Year 25 de noviembre de 2016, 17:31Khartoum, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) More than 8,000 Sudanese citizens arrived in Europe this year, crossing the Red Sea in a dangerous trip, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) reported today. Some 346,000 Immigrants Crossed the Mediterranean Sea, Says IOM 25 de noviembre de 2016, 17:24Geneva, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) Some 345,676 immigrants and refugees crossed the Mediterranean Sea to reach Europe so far this year, said today the International Organization for Migration (IOM). Cuban Minister Confirms that Cuban Doctors are Appreciated in Qatar Doha, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Minister of Foreign Affairs Bruno Rodriguez said today that he confirmed that the Cuban doctors are appreciated in Qatar during a meeting with more than 460 health professionals serving in Dukhan. Cold Weather Kills 20 Refugges in North Afghanistan Kabul, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) Cold weather and freezing temperatures that engulfed a remote northern province in Afghanistan this week killed at least 20 people, all of them internally displaced including several children, Afghan officials said today. Vietnamese President Concludes Tour in Madagascar Hanoi, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam''s President, Tran Dai Quang, will attend as of tomorrow the 16th Summit of French Speaking Countries in Madagascar, according to today''s press reports. France: Suspects in Planned Terrorist Attack Appear in Court 25 de noviembre de 2016, 11:08Paris, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) Five suspects who planned an attack on France will appear today before an anti-terrorist judge to begin the legal proceedings against them, the French prosecutor François Molins has said in a statement to the media. Angola Dismantles Network of False National Bank Officials Luanda, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) The National Bank of Angola (NBA) announced today that it has dismantled a network of criminals who posed as officials of the financial institution and were extorting citizens and companies. Iran Condemns Attack on Shiite Pilgrims in Iraq 24 de noviembre de 2016, 17:15Tehran, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Iran strongly condemned today the terrorist attack carried out using a truck bombing on Shiite pilgrims in southeastern Iraq, killing some 100 people, most of them Iranians. South Sudan Aviation Employees Threaten to Go on Strike 24 de noviembre de 2016, 16:40Juba, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Civil aviation employees in the western state of Bahr el Ghazal threatened today with going on strike over delays in payments for four months. US-Led Coalition Bombing Kills Ten Syrian Civilians 24 de noviembre de 2016, 15:02Damascus, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) The fighter-bombers of the US-led coalition killed 10 Syrians in attacks against tents of displaced people that are trying toe escape the terrorist actions by then Islamic State (IS) in the north of the city of Raqa. Hungary Approves Free Visas for Ukrainians Budapest, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) The Hungarian government today approved a resolution granting Ukrainian citizens free long-term visas that will be valid in Hungary but not in the rest of the European Union. The Sahara Desert Was Turned to Humid, says Study Washington, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) As recently as 5,000 years ago, the Sahara â€'' today a vast desert in northern Africa, spanning more than 3.5 million square miles â€'' was a verdant landscape, with sprawling vegetation and numerous lakes. International Forum Against Terrorism Concludes in China 24 de noviembre de 2016, 11:42Beijing, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Around 120 military and police representatives from 26 countries will today conclude an international forum on anti-terrorism strategy in cities. Kuwaitis Must Prove Citizenship to Vote in Parliamentary Elections 24 de noviembre de 2016, 11:02Kuwait, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Kuwait''s Interior Ministry has urged citizens voting in the elections on November 26th to carry their original citizenship cards to be stamped by a judge. Arab Gulf Radio Launched in Bahrain, Step Towards Regional Union 24 de noviembre de 2016, 10:33Manama, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member countries have officially launched the Arab Gulf Radio station in Bahrain before their foreign ministers meet today to discuss regional integration, security and unity. Angola Reaffirms Commitment to Peace and Stability in CAR Luanda, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) The Angolan Foreign Minister Georges Chikoty reaffirmed that Angola will continue to support the process of consolidation of peace and stability taking place in the Central African Republic (CAR). Forum in Chad on Vertical HIV Transmission in Africa Luanda, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Some 100 specialists and health professionals of 21 countries of West and Central Africa will meet as of today in N''Djamena, Chad to eliminate vertical transmission of HIV, informed Angolan Public Television (TPA). Possible Targets of Terrorist Attacks in France Revealed Paris, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) The group of terrorist suspects dismantled in France recently planned to attack various public sites in and around the capital city, including police and judicial offices, according to the investigation results published today by the media. UN Calls for Actions to End Israeli Occupation of Palestine United Nations, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) United Nations Assistant Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs Stephen O''Brien urged today the Security Council to take actions seeking the end of the Israeli occupation of Palestine, prevailing almost for 50 years. Russia Urges Assurances for Syrians as Condition for Ceasefire Moscow, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Ministry of Defense said today that assurance of real aid for civilians in the eastern region of the Syrian city of Aleppo is necessary as a condition for a new pause in the fighting for humanitarian purposes. Norway Court Approves Extraditing Cleric Mullah Krekar to Italy Oslo, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) Norwegian judges confirmed on Friday that all conditions had been met to extradite Krekar to Italy, where he would face terror-related charges. First Qatar Ladies Golf Open This Week 23 de noviembre de 2016, 12:05Doha, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) The maiden Qatar Ladies Open (QLO) will serve up a four-day flurry of fun for friends and families, as supreme golf meets an action-packed programme of off-course activities and entertainment. Africa-Arab Countries Summit in Session in Ecuatorial Guinea Malabo, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) The VIIV Africa-Arab Countries Summit begins today at the Conference Hall of the city of Sipopo with a welcome address by Equatorial Guinea''s President, Teodoro Obiang Nguema, to 66 leaders from the two regions. Qatar's Emir Reiterates Willingness to Expand Cooperation with Cuba Doha, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) Qatari Emir, Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani, has reaffirmed today the willingness to strengthen and expand cooperation relations with Cuba, after welcoming here Cuban Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla. Cuba and South Africa Sign Cooperation Agreement in Basic Education 23 de noviembre de 2016, 10:10Pretoria, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and South Africa have signed a cooperation agreement in Basic Education, joining to the existing ones in health, water resources, human settlements and professional training on the island. More than 6 million people Live with HIV in S.A. Pretoria, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) About 6.75 million people are now living with HIV in South Africa and from those who have undergone a viral load, more than 80 percent are suppressed. Syrian Army Urges to Allow Civilians Exiting Aleppo 22 de noviembre de 2016, 16:33Damascus, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) The leadership of the Syrian Army urged today the armed extremist groups to allow civilians to exit the eastern neighborhoods in the city of Aleppo and stop taking them as hostages. Almost 70,000 Iraquis Run away because of Combats to Retake Mosul 22 de noviembre de 2016, 15:50United Nations, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) More than 68,000 persons left the northern Iraqi city of Mosul in the context of the military operations to liberate this city from the hands of the Islamic State (Daesh), pointed out today a spokesman of the United Nations. Boko Haram Overruns Villages in Chibok.Nigeria 22 de noviembre de 2016, 12:34Abuja, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina)Boko Haram fighters are overrunning villages near the northeast Nigerian town of Chibok, forcing hundreds of people to flee as they loot and burn in the area from which nearly 300 schoolgirls were kidnapped in 2014, local leaders said today. Cuban Vice-President Meets UAE Minister of Economy Havana, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Council of Ministers'' Vice President, Ricardo Cabrisas, met with the Economy Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bin Saeed Al Mansouri, who is visiting the country with a large business delegation. Syrian President Holds Meeting with Russian Delegation 22 de noviembre de 2016, 11:22Damascus, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad has held a meeting with a Russian delegation led by Deputy prime minister, Dmitry Raguzan, according to media reports in Damscus. Life Sentence for Former Egyptian President Morsi Overturned Cairo, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) Egypt''s appeals court annulled a life sentence imposed on ex-president Mohamed Morsi and 18 others accused of a suspected espionage case in favor of the Palestinian movement Hamas and Iran''s Revolutionary Guard. Syria Denounces Turkish Attack on Civilians North of Aleppo Damascus, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) Turkish planes bombed the village of Al Shiej Nasser, north of the Syrian province of Aleppo, killing seven people and injuring 10 others, military sources reported in Damascus. Held in Damascus Cuba-Syria Solidarity Meeting 21 de noviembre de 2016, 16:32Damascus, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) A solidarity meeting between Syria and Cuba took place today in this capital. The event was coordinated by trade union organizations and the Syria-Cuba Friendship Association. Japanese Military Group Arrives in South Sudan 21 de noviembre de 2016, 15:50Juba, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) A 130-man Japanese military team arrived in South Sudan today in order to join the United Nations peacekeeping mission in this African country (UNMISS). Terrorist Attacks Cause Three Dead and 21 Injured in Damascus 21 de noviembre de 2016, 14:18Damascus, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) Terrorist attacks with rockets and mortar projectiles provoked three dead and 21 injured people in the neighborhoods of Dahiet al Assad, Mezzeh 86 and Mazraa, in this capital, as reported by the Damascus Police Command Monday. United Arab Emirates and Cuba Strengthen Trade Ties Havana, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Cuba have strengthened today their economic relations with a business forum at the Hotel Nacional de Cuba, to discuss opportunities and new ties. Pro-Saudi Military Coalition Finishes Truce in Yemen 21 de noviembre de 2016, 10:21Riyadh, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) The military coalition led by Saudi Arabia against the rebels in Yemen ended the 48-hour truce in the neighboring country this afternoon, ruling out the extension that diplomatic circles hoped to announce today. UN Urges Inclusive Economic Growth in Africa United Nations, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on Africa Industrialization Day economic growth that will enable all people on the continent to realize their potential. Bolton Warns Obama of Possible Deals Affecting Israel 20 de noviembre de 2016, 13:39Washington, Nov 20 (Prensa Latina) Former American ambassador in the UN John Bolton today sent a clear warning message to President Barack Obama to avoid measures that could affect Israel before ending his term. Syria Rejects Categorically 'Autonomous Administration' in Aleppo 20 de noviembre de 2016, 12:52Damascus, Nov 20 (Prensa Latina) Vice-President of the Council of Ministers and Chancellor Walid al-Mualem said today that the idea of an ''autonomous administration'' proposed by Staffan Di Mistura for eastern Aleppo is totally rejected. Syrian Army Neutralizes Terrorist Attacks Close to Damascus 19 de noviembre de 2016, 14:02Damascus, Nov 19 (Prensa Latina) Unites of the Syrian Army ,supported by the artillery, neutralized infiltrations by terrorist groups, in the Syrian southern province of Daraa and zones close to Damascus, the capital, military sources reported here Saturday. South Sudan Rejects Sanctions Planned by the US Juba, Nov 19 (Prensa Latina) The authorities of South Sudan rejected Saturday the snactions against several South Sudanese political chiefs, and the embargo that the United States want to propose to the United Nations Security Council. Humanism in Work of Cuban Hisotrian Eusebio Leal Highlighted Havana, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) The huge work of Eusebio Leal in order to investigate and restore all possible things about the Cuban capital, Havana, is centered on human beings, assured here Adolfo Rubio, president of the Mexican Congress for World Patrimony Friday. FIFA Gianni Infantino Suggests 32 Team Club World Cup in 2019 Barn, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) FIFA President Gianni Infantino says the Club World Cup could expand to a 32-team tournament played in June. 1.2 Million Somalis Affected by Food Insecurity Due to Drought 18 de noviembre de 2016, 14:00Mogadishu, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) Due to the drought, 1.2 million Somalis are now suffering food insecurity, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported today. UN Adopts Cuban Resolutions on Peace and Rejection of Mercenaries 18 de noviembre de 2016, 13:14United Nations, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) The Third Committee of the UN General Assembly has adopted today by large majority two draft resolutions submitted by Cuba, which advocate for the right to peace and reject the use of mercenaries. Cuba Reduces Water Losses with Support from Arab Countries Havana, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has implemented nine projects to reduce water losses with the financial support of Arab nations, amounting to $221 million USD, a sector source said today. Unesco Immaterial Heritage Committee to Meet in Ethiopia París, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) The Intergovernment Committee for the Safeguard of the Immaterial Heritage will hold in Ethiopia its annual meeting in Ethiopia from November 28 to December 2, informed Unesco. COP22: Cuba Reaffirms Commitment to Face Climate Change 17 de noviembre de 2016, 16:51Marrakesh, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) The head of the Cuban delegation to the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP22), Jose Fidel Santana reaffirmed today Cuba''s commitment to fight the climate change. Xenophobic Attacks in the United Kingdom Increase 17 de noviembre de 2016, 16:39London, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) A new attack with acid against a man of Pakistani origin, few days after a similar action against two Polish citizens in this capital, shows a worrying increase of the use of those substances in xenophobic acts, local media outlets said today. Terrorist Actions Caused One Dead and Two Injured in Syria 17 de noviembre de 2016, 15:13Damascus, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) A young farmer died in the northern Syrian province of Hasaka after a mine explosion and two children were injured in Quneitra, about 70km south of Damascus, authorities informed today. Saudi Arabia Urges OPEC to Reduce Oil Production 17 de noviembre de 2016, 15:11Riad, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Saudi Arabia''s Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih stated today that that OPEC should cut oil output to 32.5 million barrels per day (bpd), the lower end of a range agreed in Algeria to balance the market Dutch Prosecutors Fine 5,000 Euro Against Geert Wilders For Hate 17 de noviembre de 2016, 15:10Ámsterdam, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Dutch prosecutors demanded today that the anti-immigration politician Geert Wilders be fined 5,000 euros on charges of hate speech and discrimination. No prison sentence was sought according to local media. Yemen: Islamic Countries Analyze Reprisals against Rebels 17 de noviembre de 2016, 13:47Riyadh, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) The Foreign Ministers from the member countries of the Islamic Cooperation Organization (ICO) are discussing the possible reprisals against Yemeni rebel groups that they accused of throwing a misssile against Mecca, the main sacred place of the Islam. Marrakech Prepares COP22 Final Declaration Marrakech, Morocco, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Delegates at the United Nations Convention of the Parties on Global Warming (COP22) enjoyed the center of the historical Medina, in Marrakesh, a few meters from the emblematic Jamaa el-Fna Square. Russia Denounces Delicate Situation in Mosul, Iraq Moscow, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Russia said today that the situation in Mosul is delicate a month after the beginning of operations by Iraqi troops, supported by the air forces of the United States led coalition. Russian Air Force Eliminates Terrorist Leaders in Syria 17 de noviembre de 2016, 09:37Moscow, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Defense Ministry has announced that they have eliminated important leaders of the terrorist organization Jabhat Al-Nusra. One in 5 Children Displaced in Central African Republic, Says UNICEF United Nations,Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Nearly one in five children in the Central African Republic remain displaced or is a refugee following the violence that has killed thousands of people, the United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) said today. Putin Congratulates Dos Santos on Angolan Independence Anniversary 16 de noviembre de 2016, 17:56Luanda, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) Russian President, Vladimir Putin, sent a message congratulating his Angolan peer, Jose Eduardo Dos Santos, on occasion of the 41st Anniversary of the Independence of Angola, celebrated November 11, reported today the National Radio. IEA: COP21 Emissions Targets Insufficient to Curb Global Warming 16 de noviembre de 2016, 17:04London, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) The International Energy Agency (IEA) reported today that the Greenhouse gas emission targets set by last year''s Paris Agreement on climate change are insufficient to meet the declared goal of keeping global temperature rises to below 2 degrees Celsius. World AIDS Day in Cuba Focuses on Prevention Havana, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuba will be running an extensive activity program as part of World AIDS Day on December 1st, which is focused on prevention, the organizers announced today. Terrorists Suppressed Protest in Aleppo, More Than 25 Killed 16 de noviembre de 2016, 16:45Damascus, Nov. 16 (Prensa Latina) Terrorists have attacked an anti-terrotist protest in Aleppo killing at least 27 people and injuring hundreds, according to military sources. Kenya Requests Support for African Union Chaiperson 16 de noviembre de 2016, 16:44Nairobi, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta has asked his Burundian counterpart, Pierre Nkurunziza, to support his country´s nominatee for Chaiperson of the African Union, according to regional media. Putin: Syria Anti Terror Experience Should Be Introduced In Training Moscow,Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) The Russian president Vldimir Putin called today for using the experience gained in Syria in the training of the armed forces. WHO Condemns Attacks Against Hospitals in Syria 16 de noviembre de 2016, 15:35United Nations, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) has condemned the attacks against hospitals reported in Syria in the past few days, actions that he warned, were sadly increasing. Saudi Arabia Expects to Score with Football Clubs Privatization 16 de noviembre de 2016, 13:37Riad, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina ) Saudi Arabia has taken a step toward its goal to privatize the teams in its top football division, a move which has been tipped to revitalize the sport,according to Pricess Reema bint Bandar Al-Saoud. Protests Against Terrorists in Aleppo, Syria 16 de noviembre de 2016, 09:35Damascus, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of people in Aleppo, 350 kilometers north of Damascus, took to the streets to demand the departure of terrorist groups, despite the threats, as various social media announced on Wednesday. South African Wayne van Niekerk, Best Male Athlete in Rio-2016 Pretoria, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) The South African Wayne van Niekerk, gold medalist and world record holder in the 400 meters, was named best male athlete of the Rio-2016 Olympic Games, according to local media. Russia Rejects Falsehoods From US About its Actions in Syria 16 de noviembre de 2016, 08:40Moscow, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) Russia rejects the falsehoods widespread by the United States regarding the Russian military campaign in the Syrian city of Aleppo, accusing Russia of attacking hospitals in that region. Some 14 Million Displaced Nigerians Need Urgent Aid 16 de noviembre de 2016, 00:02Abuja, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) Some 14 million out of the total number of people displaced by the terrorist actions of the extremist Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram are in urgent need of aid, said an official of the United Nations today. Cape Verde and Cuba Sign Agreement in Sports 15 de noviembre de 2016, 16:29Havana, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) Fernando Elisio Freire, Minister of Sports of Cape Verde, signed an agreement for sports cooperation in this capital Tuesday with the Cuban Institute for Physical Education and Sports (INDER) represented by its president Antonio Becali. Russia 2018 Asian Qualifiers Third Round: UAE 2-0 Iraq 15 de noviembre de 2016, 16:28Abu Dabi,Nov 15 (Prensa Latina)Ahmed Khalil''s thunderous first half volley helped put the United Arab Emirates back in contention for a place at the finals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia as Mahdi Ali''s side secured a 2-0 win over Iraq at the Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium today. Kenya Beat Liberia 1-0 in Friendly 15 de noviembre de 2016, 16:19Nairobi, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) The Kenyan national football team has beaten Liberia 1-0 in a friendly match in Nairobi. Labor Ministers of Gulf Cooperation Council Tackle Common Market 15 de noviembre de 2016, 16:09Riyadh, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) Labor and Social Development ministers of the Arab countries of the Persian Gulf called here today to promote inclusive programs and materialize the common market of the area to achieve full equality among the population in the region. Demonstration in Japan Against New Military Measures 15 de noviembre de 2016, 15:27Tokyo, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of people gathered outside Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe''s office today to demonstrate against the passage of a measure that seeks to increase the tasks of the Self-Defense Forces in a mission abroad. Syrian Army Destroyed Terrorists Tunnel Network 15 de noviembre de 2016, 14:15Damascus, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina)The Syrian army destroyed a network of underground tunnels southwest of Damascus used by terrorists to store and transport weapons, military sources said. Climate Change Summit, a Questioned Reality Marrakech, Morocco, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Summit on Climate Change (COP22) is a reality with participation of more than 60 heads of State and Government and the general will to boost the Paris Agreement, but with many questions. UN Body Warns of Growing Food Shortage in Syria Rome, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) About 9.4 million Syrians need help in the face of a reduction in food production caused by war and unfavorable weather conditions, warned the United Nations agencies: FAO and WFP. Germany Opposes Interference in Turkey's Accession to the EU Ankara, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) European governments should not intervene in the debate on the advisability of ending the accession negotiations with Turkey, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier declared today in Ankara. Syrian Government Assumes Responsibility in the Middle of Imposed War 15 de noviembre de 2016, 11:59Damascus, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian government has efficiently assumed its responsibilities during the war imposed on the country, prime minister, Imad Khamis said in an interview on national television. FAO Representative in Angola Donates Cash Prize to Cuba 15 de noviembre de 2016, 11:50Luanda, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) In the spirit of Cuban solidarity, Guinean engineer Mamoudou Diallo has donated the amount of a special prize he received from FAO to the Cuban government and people. Ban Ki-moon Calls on Trump to Recognize Climate Change Urgency The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said he hopes that Donald Trump understands the urgency and severity of climate change and the fight against it. Russia started attacks on terrorists in Aleppo, Syria Damascus, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) The Russian frigate Admiral Grigorovich, from the naval group led by the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, started an attack with Kalibr missiles against terrorist positions in Aleppo, Syria, as confirmed on Tuesday by military sources. Private Sector and Political Issues in Marrakech 14 de noviembre de 2016, 17:51Por Fausto TrianaMarrakech, Morocco, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) The scenarios were different and the bid by negotiators was sometimes exasperating, but the essential issues about global warming are still intact. Russia Denounces Use of Toxic Substances by Terrorists in Syria 14 de noviembre de 2016, 14:35Moscow, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) Russia denounced today a new incident involving the use of toxic substances by terrorist groups in the eastern side of the Syrian city of Aleppo and urged once more the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to send experts to Syria. 53rd Edition of the Prensa Latina Sports Poll Starts Havana, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) The 53rd edition of the sports poll of Cuban news agency Prensa Latina Starts Monday, to at the end, award the perfor5mances by the best athletes of Latin America and the Caribbean in 2016. Two Hundred Children Could Die in Nigeria From Hunger 14 de noviembre de 2016, 14:00Abuja, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) A new survey from Save the Children has found that up to half of all under-fives are acutely malnourished in some parts of north-east Nigeria where it is feared 200 children could die every day in a hidden hunger crisis. Cigar Lovers Attend Event in Cuba 14 de noviembre de 2016, 12:28Havana, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) An international meeting of Partagas cigar lovers begins in Havana today, confirming the strengthened position of Cuba''s Premium cigars in the world market. Syria Condemns Toxic Gas Terrorist Attack in Aleppo Damascus, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Army General Command today condemned terrorist groups who attacked areas of Naryab, in Aleppo with toxic gases, injuring dozens. Syria: 24-hour Deadline for Terrorists to Surrender in Aleppo Damascus, Nov 13 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Army sent text messages and launched flyers on the eastern districts of Aleppo, offering terrorists 24 hours to surrender or leave the village. Kuwaiti Emir Heads to Morocco for UN Conference on Climate Kuwait, Nov 13 (Prensa Latina) The Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah left to the Kingdom of Morocco to join other leaders who are taking part in a high-level international summit on climate change. Saudi Monarchy Mourns Prince Salman bin Fawaz Riyadh, Nov 13 (Prensa Latina) The Royal Court of Saudi Arabia on Sunday announced the death of another member of the ruling Al-Saud family, a day after the funeral of Prince Turki bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the brother of King Salman bin Abdulaziz. Angolan President Visits Spain Luanda, Nov 13 (Prensa Latina) Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos is on a private visit to Spain, Public Television of Angola reported on Sunday. Climate Change Summit Full of Symbolism Marrakesh, Morocco, Nov 13 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Climate Change Summit (COP22) will be held from Tuesday, November 15, after several days of deliberations at the expert and ministerial level. US Base Attack Kills Four in Afghanistan Kabul, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) Officials in Bagram''s Afghan province confirmed four dead after a rebels attack on a US air base. Syrian Army Recovers New Areas in Aleppo Damascus, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) Syrian army units and allied militias have recovered three new areas in western Aleppo, 350 kilometers north of Damascus, military sources confirmed today. Iran Rules Out Compensation Claimed by Turkey Over Natural Gas Tehran, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) Iran ruled out a payment to Turkey of 25 percent economic compensation for the cut in the export of natural gas to the Eurasian country, which triggered a legal dispute, asserted today an official source. UN Agency Warns of Danger of Famine in South Sudan Juba, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) An official of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) issued an alert on a possible famine caused by the military conflict in South Sudan. Relative Calm Returns to Somalia After Death of 45: UN 12 de noviembre de 2016, 11:23Mogadiscio,Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) Relative calm has returned to central Somali town of Galkayo but tension remains high after sporadic fighting between two rival regional states claimed lives of 45 people after five weeks of fighting, the UN humanitarian agency said on Friday. French Journalist Arrested in Turkey Paris, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) French journalist Olivier Bertrand, who works for the publication ''Les Jours'', was arrested by the Turkish police while covering a news, according to the French press. EAU Calls for Shared Global Responsibility in Planning Future 12 de noviembre de 2016, 11:12Abu Dhabi, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) The Vice-President of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, urged governments, international organizations and private institutions to assume the shared responsibility to plan the future of the world. Uganda Gets First Victory in African Qualifiers for Russia 2018 12 de noviembre de 2016, 10:39Kampala, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) Uganda won over Congo 1-0 y the Russia 2018 World Cup qualifiers. Angola Seeks Support for Mbanza Candidacy to World Heritage Luanda, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) The Angolan government is seeking support to successfully complete its efforts to present the candidacy of the historic city of Mbanza Congo, in the province of Zaire, to World Cultural Heritage. French Prime Minister Admits Terrorist Threat Paris, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) A year after the terrorist attacks in Paris, on November 13th, 2015, the threat of terrorism is still present in France and Europe, said Prime Minister Manuel Valls in an article published on Saturday. Russia is Ready to Extend Humanitarian Pause in Aleppo Moscow, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Defense Ministry (MinDef) announced today its willingness to extend a humanitarian pause in the Syrian city of Aleppo, if the UN supplies food and evacuates wounded and sick from the city''s eastern part. Cuba Gets Ready for World Day of Diabetes Havana, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) With the completion of walks and educational festivals nationwide, Cuba held this Monday the World Diabetes Day, today reported Ileidis Iglesias, Director of the National Institute of Endocrinology. Russia Denounces Provocations Against its Embassies in the West Moscow, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Foreign Ministry denounced today the calls of several Western countries to protest against its embassies and urged to compliance with the Vienna Convention, including the security guarantees for the missions. Donald Trump, a Middle East Love Story? By Ulises Canales Iraqi Elite Forces Resume Offensive and Enter Mosul Baghdad, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) Iraqi Counter-Terrorist Service (CTS) troops resumed today the military operations in Mosul and entered several neighborhoods in that city, supported by the international air forces , while terrorist executed dozens of civilians. Angolan VP Calls to Face Crisis as an Opportunity for Development 11 de noviembre de 2016, 15:55Luanda, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) Vice President Manuel Vicente called on today to face the economic crisis hitting Angola as an opportunity to rectify, do better projects and to face development. The South Centre and FAO Step Up Cooperation 11 de noviembre de 2016, 15:01Marrakech, Marruecos, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) FAO is joining forces with the South Centre, an intergovernmental organization of developing countries, to help the countries of the Global South eliminate hunger and malnutrition, reduce poverty, address climate change and achieve sustainable rural development under the umbrella of South-South cooperation. Iraqi Displaced Flee Mosul to Syrian Towns 11 de noviembre de 2016, 13:06United Nations, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of Iraqi civilians have fled from rural areas of Mosul to Syrian provinces for fear of being considered members of the Islamic State (IS), the United Nations warned today. Germany Extends Military Mission in Turkey Despite Criticism 11 de noviembre de 2016, 12:19Berlin, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) Despite strong criticism from the opposition, a majority in the German parliament have approved the continuation of a controversial mission of German troops stationed at the Incirlik Base in Turkey. Angola Celebrates 41 Years of Independence with Peace, Development 11 de noviembre de 2016, 10:51Luanda, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) Angola today celebrates the 41st anniversary of its independence, on a festive day decorated by the red, black and yellow colors of its flag. Russia Confirms Use of Chemicals by Terrorists in Syria Moscow, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Ministry of Defense (MinDef) has confirmed the use of chemical substances by terrorist groups in the Syrian city of Aleppo, after conducting laboratory tests on launched projectiles. Trump and Waste Problems at COP22 in Marrakesh By Fausto Triana Santiago de Chile, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The UN Conference on Climate Change (COP22) in Marrakech, Morocco, is discussing issues of concern for the future of humanity and have added the topic of Donald Trump to its agenda. Russia Denounces Catastrophic Humanitarian Situation in Mosul, Iraq Moscow, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) Russia denounced the catastrophic humanitarian situation in the Iraqi city of Mosul, described by UN agencies as more serious than the one in the Syrian city of Aleppo, said today the Foreign Ministry. Russian Prime Minister Pays Visit to Israel 10 de noviembre de 2016, 14:25Tel Aviv, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev met with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin today in this capital, as part of his current working visit to this country. Russia Against Humanitarian Pause to Arm Terrorists in Syria Moscow, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Defense Minister rejected the idea to prolong with humanitarian pauses in the Syrian city of Alepo to allow the rearm of terrorists, instead of using the pauses, to supply help for the civilians. Attack Against French Embassy in Greece Causes Injuries 10 de noviembre de 2016, 13:28Athens, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) Unknown attackers threw a grenade against the French Embassy in Greece today, causing wounds to a police officer who was guarding the place, and this was regarded as a terrorist act. COP22 Urges to End Effects of Climate Change in Africa 10 de noviembre de 2016, 13:26Marrakech, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) As part of the parallel activities during the COP22 Conference, renowned personalities met today in order to share their views on the available means to address the risks related to climate change in Africa. Ecuador, United Arab Emirates Strengthen Trade Relations 10 de noviembre de 2016, 12:42Quito, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) The governments of Ecuador and the United Arab Emirates take actions today to strengthen their trade and financial relations, with the signing of a mutual cooperation agreement. Trump Win Raises Fears for the Future of US/Africa Trade Pretoria, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) The victory of Republican Donald Trump in Tuesday''s US elections throws the United States today on a new and uncertain path, warn some observers here who are fearful of the future of trade relations with Africa. Iran Reacts Positively to IAEA Report on Nuclear Pact Tehran, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) Iran has welcomed a recent report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on its nuclear activities, and has reaffirmed its commitment to the agreement signed last year. Lavrov Denounces Double Standards of the West in Syrian Conflict Moscow, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov denounced the double standards of the West when facing actions by terrorist groups in Iraq and Syria. WHO Worried about Consequences of the Battle for Mosul United Nations, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) has expressed its concern about the impact on the population of the fight for the Iraqi city of Mosul. Climate Change Follows Negative Trend 09 de noviembre de 2016, 16:55Por Fausto TrianaSantiago, Chile, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) While political earthquakes keep many countries of the world on tenterhooks, climate change follows its negative trend, sounding alarms again. UN Recognizes Progress in Liberation of Mosul From the Islamic State United Nations, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) The UN Special Representative for Iraq Jan Kubis today congratulated the authorities in Iraq for their progress in the offensive to free Mosul from the Islamic State (IS). Almost 40 Miners Killed in Nigeria 09 de noviembre de 2016, 16:16Abuja, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) An armed group killed 36 miners in an illegal gold mine in Bindim in northern Nigeria, informed police sources today, after reporting 40 dead. Iranian President Regrets Deaths in Karbala 09 de noviembre de 2016, 15:52Tehran, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) President Hassan Rouhani regretted today the deaths of 28 Iranians who made a pilgrimage to the Iraqi city of Karbala days after eight nationals died in a terrorist attack in Samarra. Terrorist Attacks Cause 9 Dead and 30 Injured in Syria Damascus, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) Media reports today that nine people were killed and 30 wounded in a terrorist attacks in Aleppo, a village in Idleb, in the Harasta suburb of the Syrian capital. Iran Calls on US to Review Regional Policy Following Trump's Victory 09 de noviembre de 2016, 10:47Tehran, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) The Iranian Foreign Ministry advised the United States to review its policy towards the Middle East, following the victory of Donald Trump, while President Hassan Rouhani ruled out that the president-elect may reverse the nuclear deal. Middle East Leaders Congratulate US President-Elect 09 de noviembre de 2016, 09:28Cairo, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) Egyptian and Israeli leaders Abdel Fattah El Sisi and Benjamin Netanyahu, respectively, congratulated US President-elect Donald Trump. Middle East Men Prefer Trump as U.S. President 09 de noviembre de 2016, 09:15Riyadh, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) Most men in the Middle East prefer Donald Trump as the president of the United States, according to a survey that attributed the result to people''s rejection of previous U.S. policies in the region. Russian Naval Group Ready to take action in Syria Damascus, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) Press reports in the Syrian capital have stressed that the Russian naval battle group, headed by the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, is ready to take action against the terrorists in Aleppo. Syria: The Drama of a Six-Year Imposed War By Pedro García Hernández Damascus, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) Syria is about to enter the sixth year of a war imposed from abroad andwhich encourages terrorists to destroy a nation that resists the drama of seeing vanish what has been built for centuries. Egyptian Court Reverses Red Sea Islands' Return to Saudi Arabia 08 de noviembre de 2016, 16:50Cairo, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) An management court in Cairo dismissed today the Egyptian government''s decision to return two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, by rejecting an official appeal on this issue by the Executive. Iran Foreign Minister Calls for Stopping Bloodshed in Syria and Yemen Beirut, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) Iran''s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called here today for stopping the bloodshed in Syria and Yemen, while saying that these conflicts have only political solutions and reiterated his country''s support for Lebanon. Thailand Allocates Funds for Victims of Earthquake in Ecuador 08 de noviembre de 2016, 15:25Quito, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) Thailand increased the world aid to Ecuador to ease the serious damage caused to the coastal region by the earthquake in last April, the death toll of which was 671 people. Russia's Aircraft Carrier Group Ready to Launch Strike on Aleppo 08 de noviembre de 2016, 15:12Moscow,Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Navy aircraft carrier has eventually arrived in the eastern Mediterranean Sea from where, along with the rest of its battle group, it prepares to launch air strikes on Syria according to military sources. At Least 40 Miners Killed by Gunmen in Northern Nigeria 08 de noviembre de 2016, 14:30Abuja,Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) The Nigerian police have launched an investigation into the killing of at least 40 miners working on a site in the country''s northwestern state of Zamfara, a spokesman said today. Iran Signs Gas Deal with French Total Worth 4.8 Billion USD Tehran, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) The Iranian National Oil Company (INOC) has signed an agreement with the French Transnational Totalto to develop the first phase of the Pars Sur natural gas deposit at a cost of 4.8 billion dollars, it was announced today. Iran and Hizbullah Back Resistance Policy 08 de noviembre de 2016, 11:22Beirut, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) Hassan Nasrallah, the Secretary-General of Hizbullah - the Lebanese, Shiite movement - today defended, along with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, Lebanon''s resistance movement''s against Israel and the regional countries that fuel wars in Syria and Yemen. Germany Boosts Aid to U.N. in Africa to Deter Europe Bound Migration 08 de noviembre de 2016, 00:06Berlín, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) Germany today pledged a 61-million-euro hike in funding for U.N. relief operations in Africa so that fewer of its people undertake perilous odysseys to Europe according to local authorities. Africa Demands Permanent Seats on UN Security Council 07 de noviembre de 2016, 16:46United Nations, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) The African Union (AU) claimed here today a reform of the United Nations Security Council to increase its permanent and rotating members, with at least two seats in each case for the continent. Southern Countries Demand Security Council Reform at UN United Nations, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) Saint Lucia defended today on behalf of more than 40 countries in Africa, Latin America and Asia for an immediate reform of the United nations (UN) Security Council, to adjust it to the current international situation. Lightning Storm Kills Two in a South African Province 07 de noviembre de 2016, 14:56Pretoria, November 7 (Prensa Latina) At least two people were killed and 20 ended up wounded when a lightning storm hit this weekend the town of Umzinyathi in northern South African province of KwaZulu-Natal, authorities said this Monday. Gebrselassie, New President of the Ethiopian Athletics Federation Addis Ababa, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) The legendary Ethiopian runner Haile Gebrselassie was elected to a four-year term as president of the Athletics Federation of his country, reported the national media today. Climate Change Conference, COP22, Starts in Morocco Marrakesh, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) The 22nd Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, COP22, has begun today in Morocco focused on concrete action included in the Paris Agreement. UAE to Evaluate Significance of U.S. Antiterrorist Law 07 de noviembre de 2016, 11:26Abu Dhabi, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) Delegates from the government and the National Federal Council (NFC, parliament) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will work as of today on the creation of a joint committee to evaluate the challenges posed by a recent antiterrorist law passed in the United States. ANC Discusses Ex Public Protector's Report 07 de noviembre de 2016, 10:51Pretoria, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) Former South African public protector, Thuli Madonsela''s report on alleged corruption at the highest level of government of South Africa, is the subject of a meeting of the National Working Committee of the ANC today. Russia Denounces School Bombing Forgery 07 de noviembre de 2016, 10:15Moscow, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) The Russian defense ministry today has denounced ''false accusations'' that Russia was involved in an attack on a school in the town of Al-Has, in the Syrian province of Idlib. Humanitarian Aid Reaches Several Syrian Provinces Damascus, Nov 6 (Prensa Latina) Distribution of humanitarian aid in regions of the Syrian provinces Deir ez-Zor, Homs, al-Suwayda, Tartus and Aleppo continued in recent hours, according to information circulated today in this capital. Iraq: Eighteen People Die becauase of Bomb Attacks Baghdad, Nov 6 (Prensa Latina) At least 18 persons died and more than 30 were wounded today due to bomb attacks in Tikrit and Samarra, two cities north of this capital, reported Iraqi security sources. Malnutrition Claims the Lives of Children in South Africa Pretoria, Nov 6 (Prensa Latina) Though the number of children who die due to malnutrition has decreased, this is a phenomenon that still claims a great number of human lives, said the National Public Health Department here Sunday. Russia Defends Need to Make Humanitarian Pauses in Syria Moscow, Nov 6 (Prensa L) Russia defended today the need to realize humanitarian breaks in the Syrian city of Alepo, on having answered to comments of the US Department of State, on the supposed uselessness of this practice. Memorandum Signed with Cuba Highlighted in Syria Damascus, Nov 5 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian media highlights today the signing of a memorandum of understanding to strengthen economic and trade relations with Cuba. UN: Islamic State Commits New Crimes in Mosul 04 de noviembre de 2016, 17:38United Nations, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) denounced today that the Islamic State (IS) continues executing civilians and using them as human shields in Mosul when facing the offensive of the Iraqi government to recover that city. Article in South African Press Condemns Effect of Blockade on Cuba 04 de noviembre de 2016, 11:40Pretoria, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) The fundamental characteristics of the sanctions regime continue to punish Cuba, according to an extensive article published in the South African press today. Syrian-Jordanian Transport Company Restarts its Activities 04 de noviembre de 2016, 10:46Damascus, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) After several years of inactivity, the Syrian-Jordanian transport company has resumed operations distributing goods across the country, according to reports in Damascus today. New Evacuation of Migrant Camp in Paris Begins Paris, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) French authorities have begun dismantling a migrant camp in the vicinity of the metro station of Stalingrad, in Paris, where more than 2500 migrants are concentrated. Terrorists Attack Russian Helicopter in Syria Without Casualties 04 de noviembre de 2016, 10:27Damascus, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) The Coordination Center for the ceasefire, in the Russian air base of Khmeimim, and the Syrian authorities have confirmed the terrorist attack on a helicopter carrying humanitarian aid. Iraqi Troops Advance in Mosul, Islamic State Leader Asks to Resist Baghdad, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) Shiite Units of the People''s Mobilization (MP) cut today the route between Mosul ans the Syrian city of Raqqa, while the Islamic State Leader (IS), Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi urged to resist until the end. Gambian National Golkeeper Drowned Crossing Mediterranean 03 de noviembre de 2016, 13:21Banjul, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) Fatim Jawara, believed to have been just 19, was on board a boat that ran into trouble last week crossing from Libya to Europe Elephant Poaching Affects Africa's Economy Luanda, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) Elephant poaching impacts the economies of African countries, losing them 25 million dollars in annual tourism revenue, according to results of a new scientific study, cited in Luanda today. Lebanese President Instructs Hariri to Form New Government 03 de noviembre de 2016, 11:35Beirut, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) Lebanese President Michel Aoun on Thursday appointed Saad Hariri prime minister and instructed him to form a new government, after the conclusion of rounds of consultations during which the Sunnite politician won 112 of 126 possible votes. Hariri: Named New Prime Minister Beirut, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) Lebanese President Michel Aoun on Thursday named Saad Hariri as new prime minister. New Terrorist Attacks in Aleppo, Syria, Despite Truce Damascus, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) Terrorist groups in Aleppo today continue their attacks in the western part of the city and caused wounds to eight people, including two children, despite another truce decreed a few hours ago, military sources indicated. Russia Denounces Attacks of Western Coalition Against Iraqi Civilians Moscow, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) The Russian military command denounced on Thursday the massive bombings carried out by the United States-led international coalition against residential areas outside the Iraqi city of Mosul and in the Nainav province. Bashar Al-Assad: United States Makes Truces Fail Damascus, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) The United States and the West are totally responsible for the failure of the truce in Aleppo, said the Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad in an interview with the Serbian newspaper Politika. Ansar Dine Denies Signing Ceasefire Agreement in Mali 02 de noviembre de 2016, 15:01Bamako, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) The militant Islamist group Ansar Dine, linked to Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), has denied that a ceasefire agreement was signed in Mali, according to SITE Monitoring Service. Greece to Transfer 2,000 Refugees to Crete Athens, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) The Greek Migration Minister, Yannis Muzalas, said today that at the beginning of 2017, Greece will transfer about two thousand refugees heading for the island of Crete, in order to avoid the overflow of other camps. Shoigu: NATO Forcing Russia to Take Reciprocal Defensive Measures Minsk, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) The US and NATO are building up their offensive capabilities on the Western borders of Russia and its ally Belarus, prompting Moscow to take reciprocal measures, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said. More Than 100 Terrorists Killed as Iraqi Forces Advance on Mosul 02 de noviembre de 2016, 12:23Baghdad, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) More than 100 terrorists from the Islamic State (IS) were killed in clashes with Iraqi government forces during their advance to Mosul, amid contradictory reports about their presence in that city. Russia Announces New Ceasefire in Aleppo Moscow, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Ministry of Defense announced a new 48-hour ceasefire to lend humanitarian aid in the Syrian city of Aleppo, while terrorist groups continue their aggression against the civilian population. Syrian, Russian Authorities Agree New Humanitarian Truce in Aleppo 02 de noviembre de 2016, 09:36Damascus, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian and Russian authorities agreed today a new humanitarian truce for 10 hours for next Friday in the city of Aleppo, it was officially announced in this capital. Mozambique Concerns about Series of Assassination of Political Figu 02 de noviembre de 2016, 09:35Maputo, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) The National Police showed concern today by the recent assassination of members of the governmental Mozambique Liberation Front (Frelimo) and Renamo, main opposition forces. Al-Assad: Syria Will Defeat Terrorism Damascus, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Army will get rid Syria of terrorists, said President Bashar al-Assad, who denounced the support from the United States to these groups, according to the national media. Iran Expects Five Percent Growth for March 2017 02 de noviembre de 2016, 01:57Tehran, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) The government of Iran expects a growth rate of five percent for the first quarter of 2017, announced president Hassan Rouhani when defending before the parliament the confidence vote for three new ministers. Terrorists Release Video that Shows Man Kidnapped in Burkina Faso 01 de noviembre de 2016, 15:19Nouakchott, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) The terrorist group Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) released a video that shows the Romanian citizen, Iulian Ghergut, who was kidnapped in April, 2015 in Burkina Faso. Cuba Starts International Convention on Science and Technology Havana, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) With the opening ceremony of the 1st International Congress, CIDERS 2016, begins today the working sessions of the First International Convention on Science, Technology and Innovation, at the Conference Center in Havana. Iraqi Officers Say the Military Will Enter Mosul Within Hours 01 de noviembre de 2016, 10:59Baghdad, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) Iraqi senior officers responsible for the liberation of Nineveh assured today that ''in a few hours'' they will begin advancing towards the center of Mosul, where terrorists of the Islamic State are preparing a strong resistance. Western Sanctions Aggravate Suffering of Syrians Havana, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) Western sanctions imposed to the Syrian society have aggravated the suffering of the people, amid a war worsened from abroad, Deputy Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade, Samer Al Khalil, said here today. Lebanon Wakes Up from Presidential Hangover 01 de noviembre de 2016, 10:31Beirut, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) The Free Patriotic Movement (FPM), the new party of Lebanese President Michel Aoun, reinforced its alliance with the Shiite movement Hezbollah, while leaders of different political organizations continued betting on the future government. Syria: Terrorists Attack UN Headquarters in Aleppo Damascus, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) Today terrorists attacked the headquarters of the United Nations and the newspaper reporters in the building that occupies the Shebaa hotel in the city of Aleppo, military sources confirmed. Russian Naval Group Arrives in Mediterranean Sea Moscow, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Defense Ministry Sergei Shoigu announced on Tuesday the arrival in the Mediterranean Sea of a Russian naval group led by the battlecruiser Peter the Great, and denounced abuses committed by armed groups in Syria. Kenyan Troops Cause 140 Casualties to Terrorist Group Al-Sabab 31 de octubre de 2016, 17:09Mogadishu, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) More than 140 died last week in combats with the Kenyan Defense Forces (KDF) in Afmadhow, Baja Juba, the website Hiiraan Online reported today. Sudan, Kenya Sign Deal on Oil and Mining Jartum, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) Sudan and Kenya on Sunday evening held bilateral talks and signed a number of agreements to strengthen the two country''s cooperation in oil and mining sector. Denmark: Found Frozen Bodies of Three Syrian Refugees 31 de octubre de 2016, 11:28Copenhagen, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) The frozen bodies of three female refugees of Syrian origin were discovered inside a refrigerator located in south Denmark, the local police reported. Cuba Holds First International Convention on Science and Technology Havana, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) The First International Convention on Science and Technology has begun today here with more than 1,000 delegates from several countries and a comprehensive scientific program that includes 10 events, with 750 papers and an exhibition fair. Zimbabwe's Water Reservoirs in a Critical Situation Harare, Oct 30 (Prensa Latina ) The reservoir levels in Zimbabwe are today at minimum historic levels after the severe drought that hit the country, the worst in 25 years. South Africa: 831 People Arrested for Violence in University Protests Pretoria, Oct 30 (Prensa Latina) Charges including violence, intimidation and malicious damage to property are pressed today against at least 831 people arrested by the South African police during the wave of protests in universities. Angola to Attend Summit of Portuguese Speaking Countries Luanda, Oct 30 (Prensa Latina) A delegation from Angola will participate in the 21st ordinary meeting of the Council of Ministers of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPSC), scheduled to begin on Monday in Brasilia, local media reported, quoting diplomatic sources. Brasilia to Host 11th Summit of Portuguese-Speaking Countries Brasilia, Oct 29 (Prensa Latina) The 11th Conference of Heads of State and Government of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPSC) will be held next week at the Itamaraty Palace, in this capital, the Foreign Ministry announced on Saturday. South Africa Destroys 23,000 Illegal Firearms 29 de octubre de 2016, 10:50Pretoria, Oct 29 (Prensa Latina) Some 23,000 illegal firearms confiscated by the South African police were destroyed in a foundry in Germiston, Gauteng province, as part of efforts to fight that scourge in the country. UN Condemns Attack on Russian Embassy in Syria Moscow, Oct 29 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Security Council condemned a mortar attack on the Russian Embassy in Damascus from zones controlled by the Syrian armed opposition, local television reported on Saturday. South Africa Starts Migration to Digital TV 28 de octubre de 2016, 17:16Pretoria, Oct 2 (Prensa Latina) A historic moment marked today in South Africa the beginning of the process of shutting down analogic television and migrating to new digital technology in zones of the Northern Cape province. Man Killed outside US Embassy in Kenya 28 de octubre de 2016, 15:03Nairobi, Oct 28 (Prensa Latina) An alleged member of the Somali terrorist group Al Shabab was shot dead after stabbing a security officer outside the US Embassy, the authorities said. Saudi Kingdom Offers to Fight Terrorists in Raqqa Riyadh, Oct 28 (Prensa Latina) Saudi Arabia is ready to fight the terrorists of the Islamic State (ISIS) in Raqqa, said a military spokesman, in what was interpreted as a response to the meeting in Moscow on the Syrian crisis. Syria to Participate at Havana International Fair 28 de octubre de 2016, 09:48Damascus, Oct 28 (Prensa Latina) A large delegation from Syria will participate in the Havana International Fair in Cuba, from October 31 to November 4, it was officially announced today in this capital. Lavrov Calls UN to Reject 'Hysteria of Lies' Against Russia Moscow, Oct 28 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov urged the UN to reject the hysteria of lies unleashed against his country as a result of the counter-terrorist operation in Syria, especially in the cities of Aleppo and Idlib. Foreign Ministers of Russia, Syria and Iran Discuss Ending Conflict Moscow, Oct 28 (Prensa Latina) The foreign ministers of Russia, Syria and Iran are in discussion on the political-military and humanitarian situation in Syria, in particular with regards to the city of Aleppo. The deputy head of government and foreign minister of Syria, Valid Muallem, is conducting a visit to Moscow, which has coincided with the arrival of his Iranian counterpart, Zarif Chabad. UN Condemns Lethal Attack against school in Syrian Idlib Province United Nations, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-moon condemned today the recently reported attack against a school in the town of Haas, in the Syrian province of Idlib, causing the death of almost 30 civilians, mostly children. Scientists Expose Surface of the Tomb of Jesus Christ Washington, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) An international team of scientists have exposed, for the first time in centuries, the original surface of what is traditionally considered the tomb of Jesus Christ, according to the National Geographic Society. France: Dismantling of Migrant Camp in Calais Is Almost Over Paris, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) Some groups of migrants are wandering today on the grounds of the irregular camp in the French city of Calais, while the works to dismantle the improvised facility definitely using heavy machinery are almost over. More Than 500 Children Abducted After Attack on Sudanese City Khartoum, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) South Sudanese rebel commands have attacked a village in Sudan near the border with South Sudan and kidnapped around 500 children there, official sources report today. Islamic State Occupies Port City in Somalia 27 de octubre de 2016, 11:06Mogadishu, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) Groups of the Islamic State (ISIS) have occupied the Somali port of Qandala, in the semi-autonomous region of Puntland, in the first operation that will allow the terrorist group to position itself in the country. Argentina's Position on Palestine Issue is Considered Cowardice Buenos Aires, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) Argentina prominent writer and intellectual Stella Calloni said today that his country''s decision to abstain from voting in favor of Palestine at the Unesco is an act of cowardice. Iran Stresses Importance of Tripartite Meeting with Russia and Syria Tehran, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) The meeting to be held by the Foreign Ministers of Iran, Russia and Syria in Moscow is ''very important'', and is an initiative of the ''Axis of Resistance against anti-Syrian terrorism'', according to the Iranian Foreign Ministry. Syria Denies Use of Toxic Gases in Military Operations 27 de octubre de 2016, 08:37Damascus, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) Syria categorically denied the use of chemicals during military operations against terrorist groups in a statement released by the media today in Damascus. Saudi King Affirms his Country Lives a Historic Transformation Riyadh, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) The assertion of Saudi King lman bin Abdulaziz that his country lives a ''historic transformation'' with the Vision 2030 reinforced today the perception that the country exhibits a strong position at financial and liquidity levels. USA to Abstain in UN Resolution Of Blockade on Cuba United Nations, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) The United States will abstain today in its vote of the draft resolution presented by Cuba on the necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial blockade on the island, American ambassador at UN, Samantha Power, announced today. Namibia Implements Measures to Face Water Crisis Windhoek, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) Namibia began implementing the first phase of a three-phase project to address the water crisis currently affecting the center of the country. Gambia Withdraws From The International Criminal Court 26 de octubre de 2016, 11:39Banjul, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) Gambia became the third African State that decided to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) after South Africa and Burundi, announced the Minister of Information, Sheriff Bojang. Venezuela: Oil Stability with Political and Economic Objectives Moscow, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s objective to seek consensus among all petroleum producing countries has political and economic motivations, according to Energy Minister Eulogio del Pino. Kenya Terror Attack Leaves 12 Dead Nairobi,Oct 25 (Prensa Latina)Twelve people have been killed in an overnight attack at Bishaaro Hotel in Mandera Town, northeast Kenya, by suspected Al-Shabaab gunmen, police confirmed today. Iran Demands Respect for Iraqi Sovereignty Tehran, Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) Iran has repeated its call to respect Iraq''s sovereignty and territorial integrity, and criticized Turkey''s military presence there against Baghdad''s will under the pretext of fighting terrorism. Saudi Kingdom Determined to Fight Hezbollah 25 de octubre de 2016, 10:35Riyadh, Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) The Saudi government is determined to confront the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah and halt what it calls its ''terrorist activities'', according to comments from officials on new sanctions against the Shiite group. African Union: South Africa Entitled to Leave the ICC Pretoria, Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) South Africa is entitled to leave the International Criminal Court (ICC), according to the President of the African Union Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, one of the voices that support Pretoria''s decision. Eighty Dead People Confirmed in Accident in Cameroon 24 de octubre de 2016, 16:49Yaounde, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) The authorities of Cameroon confirmed today that the dead people sum up to 80 and the injured, to 600 in the recent derailment of a train near the city of Eséka, Cameroon. Iraqi Forces Sweep Down 770 Terrorists in Mosul Baghdad, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) Around 770 terrorists members of the Islamic State (ISIS) died, and another 23 were arrested, since the start of the operations to reconquer the city of Mosul by the Iraqi governmental forces. Terrorist Attacks in Cameroon Kill Three People and Wound Six Yaounde, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) Two terrorist suicidal bomb attacks today in the north of Cameroon caused the death of three people and wounds to six, the Government reported today. Angola, Most Important Supplier of Crude Oil to China in September Luanda, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) Angola appears today as the most important supplier of crude oil to China in September, recording 46 percent, compared to the same period in the previous year, displacing Saudi Arabia and Russia, which were its traditional suppliers. CO2 Levels in Atmosphere Increase Again in 2016 Washington, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) Concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere rose again this year and are expected to remain above the limit of 440 parts per million (ppm) throughout 2016. France: Dismantling of Migrant Camp in Calais Begins Paris, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) The dismantling of the migrant camp in the French city of Calais started today with a major operation, involving 1,250 policemen, according to information released by the prefecture of the department. Terrorists Sabotage Evacuation of Civilians in Aleppo, Syria Damascus, Oct 23 (Prensa Latina) Terrorist groups continue sabotaging humanitarian corridors and the truce decreed for the departure of civilians from the eastern neighborhoods in Aleppo, Syria, said today military sources today. Terrorists Sabotage Evacuation of Civilians in Aleppo, Syria 23 de octubre de 2016, 13:10Damascus, Oct 23 (Prensa Latina) Terrorist groups continue sabotaging humanitarian corridors and the truce decreed for the departure of civilians from the eastern neighborhoods in Aleppo, Syria, said today military sources today. Minister of Health of Swaziland Pleased with Cuban Physicians By Deisy Francis Mexidor Iraq Continues Offensive against EI, After Rejecting Turkish Aid Baghdad, Oct 23 (Prensa Latina) Iraqi troops today continued the armed operations against the Islamic State (EI) to release Mosul with air support from the international coalition, after the government rejected Turkey''s participation in the anti-terrorist crusade. Lebanese Druze Eye up Scene, Aimed at Possible Presidential Election 22 de octubre de 2016, 16:18Beirut, Oct 22 (Prensa Latina) The parliamentarian Lebanese Democratic Party (AD) related to the Druze leader Walid Jumblatt, is currently studying the Lebanese political situation, faced with presidential elections, which is probable now, after an agreement between Sunnis and Christians. Efforts of Angola to Reduce Poverty Recognized Luanda, Oct 22 (Prensa Latina) Angola received a Mention of Honor from the United Nations, because of the improvements in the country, thasnks to the efforts of the government against hunger and poverty reduction. Iraqi Troops Make progress in Mosul, Civilians Continue Fleeing 21 de octubre de 2016, 17:36Baghdad, Oct 21 (Prensa Latina) Iraqi Government troops retook eastern town of Bartalla, and Kurdish forces opened a new front as part of the joint offensive against the Islamic State (IS) in Mosul, a city from which an increasing exodus of displaced people continues. Medicines and other Supplies Distributed in Syrian Province of Hasak 21 de octubre de 2016, 15:05Damascus, Oct 21 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Health Ministry sent today a plane with 10 tins of medicines and other supplies to the province of Hasaka, 710 kilometers north from this capital, according to official reports. Morocco's Return to the African Union Must Be without Conditions 20 de octubre de 2016, 17:03Algiers, Oct 20 (Prensa Latina) ''Prodigal Morocco cannot give Africa conditions to return home,'' says journalist Owei Lakemfa referring to Morocco''s return to the African Union (AU), in an article published today by Sahara Press Service. President of Syrian Parliament Condemns Turkish Interference Damascus, Oct 20 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Assembly of the People of Syria, Hadiya Abbas, denounced today that the Turkish government opened its mutual border with Syria to the mercenaries, and provided money and weapons to those terrorists from the beginning of the crisis. Russian-Egyptian Military Exercises Continue Until Late October Cairo, Oct 20 (Prensa Latina) Military maneuvers between Russia and Egypt troops on the Mediterranean coast near the city of Alexandria, will take place until October 26th. Trains Resume Circulation in Syria 20 de octubre de 2016, 11:31Damascus, Oct 20 (Prensa Latina) After almost five years, the first freight train has resumed its circulation in Syria transporting equipment for the electrical grid from the city of Homs to the Mediterranean port of Tartus, it was reported today in Damascus. Iran Calls US Statements Interference 19 de octubre de 2016, 17:32Tehran, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) Iran has called the statements by a US top official, who questioned the independence of its judicial system, interference, and denounced US-Saudi maneuvers to justify the war in Yemen. Russian Uses Satellites to Monitor Operations in Mosul 19 de octubre de 2016, 16:37Moscow, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Defense Ministry today reported the sending of satellite monitoring equipment to the Iraqi city of Mosul, to supervise the operation against the terrorist movement, Islamic State (IS), stationed in the city. Terrorist Group Accepts Deal to Leave Aleppo Damascus, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) Elements of the terrorist group Ahrar al-Sham have accepted a deal allowing them to leave Eastern Aleppo in the coming hours, Syrian military forces confirmed today. Europol Detains 314 People in Crackdowns on Organized Crime Amsterdam, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) The European Police Office (Europol) reported on Wednesday it has arrested 314 people and seized 2.4 tons of cocaine in an operation against organized crime. Prince Convicted for Murder is Executed in Saudi Arabia 19 de octubre de 2016, 10:36Riyadh, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) Justice of Saudi Arabia executed a prince of the royal family sentenced to death three years ago for murdering a young man during a fight in the region of Al-Thumama, official media reported today. Syrian Armed Forces Denounce Plan for Terrorists´ Escape from Iraq Damascus, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian military reported an event promoted by the US and Saudi Arabia plan to facilitate the escape of terrorist groups from Iraq amid crackdown Mosul, according to media outlined today. Russia Demands Condemnation of Belgium for Civilian Deaths in Syria 19 de octubre de 2016, 08:20Moscow, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) Russia has demanded from the West a strong condemnation against the bombing by Belgian F-16s against two homes in the Syrian town of Hassendjek, killing six civilians and wounding another four. Russia Announces Suspension of Air Raids Against Aleppo, in Syria 18 de octubre de 2016, 11:37 Moscow, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced today the suspension of combat operations by the Russian and Syrian air force in the city of Aleppo - a break which is intended to allow the supply of humanitarian aid to enter the city. France Confirms High-level Mosul Meeting Paris, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed today that a ministerial meeting will be held on Thursday 19th in Paris on the subject of the retake of Mosul. Turkey Bans Public Meetings and Demonstrations in the Capital Ankara, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) Turkish authorities have banned public meetings and demonstrations in the capital until the end of November, as a result of the decreed state of emergency and the possibility of attacks by terrorist groups. Iraqi Forces Retake Villages to Facilitate Advance on Mosul Baghdad, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) Kurdish troops and Iraq''s national army continue their offensive to liberate Mosul from the Islamic State (ISIS) from the vicinity of the Christian villages of Qaraqosh and Bartalla, while surveillance has intensified in the capital against possible attacks. Ministers of Coalition vs. IS to Hold Meeting in Paris Paris, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) Various defense ministers from the countries of the international coalition led by the United States against the terrorist Islamic State (IS) will hold a meeting on October 25 in this capital city, said today the French Government. President Assures that Angola Is Going Well despite the Crisis 17 de octubre de 2016, 16:07Luanda, Oct 17 (Prensa Latina) The President Jose Eduardo dos Santos said today that Angola is going well, despite the international economic and financial crisis caused by the collapse of oil prices, the country''s main source of income. UN Concerned about Civilians in the Offensive to Retake Mosul 17 de octubre de 2016, 14:47United Nations, Oct 17 (Prensa Latina) The UN Undersecretary General Stephen O''Brien today expressed concern for the safety of the resident population in the Iraqi city of Mosul amid the offensive to expel the Islamic State (IS) there. Syria and Egypt to Strengthen Anti-terrorism Coordination 17 de octubre de 2016, 10:59Damascus, Oct 17 (Prensa-Latina) The visit to Egypt, the head of the National Security Bureau Syria, Major General Ali Mamlouk, helped strengthen the basis for coordinating the fight against terrorism, today highlighted media in Damascus. Iraq: Decisive Battle Against Islamic State in Mosul Begins 17 de octubre de 2016, 10:12Baghdad, Oct 17 (Prensa Latina) The Prime Minister of Iraq, Haider Al-Abadi, declared the official start of military operations today, which will drive the Islamic State (ISIS) from Mosul, the country''s second largest city, towards advancing Kurdish Peshmerga forces. U.S. Admits Lack of International Support to Attack Syria 17 de octubre de 2016, 09:15Washington, Oct 17 (Prensa Latina) U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his British counterpart, Boris Johnson, admitted that the United States and the United Kingdom lack international support to carry out any military action against Syria, the Chicago Tribune reported on Monday. Turkey Is Excluded from Offensive against Mosul 17 de octubre de 2016, 08:46Ankara, Oct 17 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish army was finally excluded from the coalition of countries that are participating in the offensive that started on Sunday at dawn against the city of Mosul, the bastion of the so-called Islamic State (IS) in northern Iraq. Nigerian Military Supports Negotiated Release of Kidnapped Girls 16 de octubre de 2016, 12:06Abuja, Oct 16 (Prensa Latina) The Nigerian military on Sunday expressed their support for political negotiations leading to the release of 21 girls kidnapped two years ago by the terrorist group Boko Haram. Putin Denounces Creation of Terrorist Nests in Iraq and Libya 16 de octubre de 2016, 11:53Moscow, Oct 16 (Prensa Latina) The aggressive policy by Western powers, especially the United States, in countries like Iraq or Libya has led to the creation of terrorists nests, Russian President Vladimir Putin noted on Sunday. Russia Ratifies Need for United, Secular and Sovereign Syria 16 de octubre de 2016, 11:34Moscow, Oct 16 (Prensa Latina) Russia on Sunday repeated the need to maintain a united, secular and independent Syrian state, a consideration approved by participants in the recent ministerial meeting in the Swiss city of Lausanne. South Africa's Participation in Brics Summit Highlighted 16 de octubre de 2016, 09:21Pretoria, Oct 16 (Prensa Latina) The participation of South African President Jacob Zuma in the 8th Brics Summit that is being held on Sunday in Panaji, the capital of the Indian state of Goa, has made headlines on local television. Universities Crisis Establish Weekly news Guidelines in S.A. 15 de octubre de 2016, 12:17Pretoria, Oct 15 (Prensa Latina) The persistent students protests in South African universities continue today at the center of the media attention, marking the national news pattern for the third consecutive week. Copppal Claims Definitive Solution to Saharan Situation Asuncion, Oct 15 (Prensa Latina) Copppal demanded here the UN Security Council the breaking of the deadlock in the negotiations between the Polisario Front and Morocco. Guterres: Crisis in Syria Is a Priority 14 de octubre de 2016, 17:07Paris, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) Antonio Guterres, the upcoming Secretary General of the United Nations, stated that they must try to end with the crisis in Syria, and the end of the crisis, should be a priority, in his Friday statements to French TV station France 24. Cuba and Algeria Tighten Cooperation Ties with New Agreements 14 de octubre de 2016, 16:37Havana, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Algeria signed here today nine agreements for cooperation in the fields of biotechnology and higher education, as part of the official visit of Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal to Cuba. Weapons Imported by Somali Government End Up in Black Market 14 de octubre de 2016, 15:09Mogadishu, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) Many weapons imported by the government of Somalia with UN authorization are resold to dealers in the capital''s black market, the media published today. UNESCO Adopts Resolution Describing Jerusalem as Multicultural City Paris, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) The general director of Unesco, Irina Bokova, has confirmed today that Jerusalem is a multicultural city and a sacred space for the three monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Japan Plans to Expand Its Military Base in Djibouti 14 de octubre de 2016, 11:04Djibouti, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) Japanese government sources confirmed they are requesting permission from the authorities of Djibouti to expand a military base used by the Self-Defense Forces (SDF) of Tokyo deployed here. The Main Problem in Syria Is Terrorism, Says President Damascus, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) The main problem in Syria is terrorism and its supporters, if that gets a solution all that complicated image can be resolved, said President Bashar al Assad in an interview published in the country''s media. Fidel Castro Meets Prime Minister of Algeria Havana, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) The historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro Ruz, has met with the Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Algeria, Abdelmalek Sellal, who is on an official visit to Cuba, which started on Wednesday, October 12th. Advisers Discuss with Obama Military Options Against Syria 14 de octubre de 2016, 08:56Washington, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) US President Barack Obama will meet today with his main foreign policy advisers so as to discuss different options that the US military could apply in the war in Syria. Cuba and Algeria Sign Cooperation Agreement 14 de octubre de 2016, 08:31Havana, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Algeria signed a cooperation agreement on health on occasion of the presence here of Algerian Prime Minister, Abdelmalek Sellal, who is today in his second journey of an official visit. Armed Extremists Sabotage Reconciliation in Aleppo, Syria 14 de octubre de 2016, 08:26Damascus, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) The Front for the conquest of the Levant, formerly Al-Nusra, threatens to kill anyone attempting to abide by the process of reconciliation in Aleppo, as reported by military sources. Nigeria States it Will Keep on Fighting against Boko Haram 13 de octubre de 2016, 18:16Abuja, 13 oct (PL) Nigeria will continue its military operations against Boko Haram, said today the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed. Guatemalan Police Arrest 106 Asian and African Migrants 13 de octubre de 2016, 15:00Guatemala, Oct 13 (Prensa Latina) The Guatemalan Police put today 106 undocumented migrants, apparently Asians and Africans, at the disposal of the General Directorate of Migration. Nigeria Confirms Release of 21 Girls Kidnapped by Boko Haram 13 de octubre de 2016, 13:20Abuja, Oct 13 (Prensa Latina) Nigeria confirmed today the release of 21 of the 200 girls kidnapped by the sect Boko Haram in 2014 in the northern town of Chibok. The Mufti of Aleppo Denounces Terrorist Sabotage of Peace Efforts 13 de octubre de 2016, 11:54Damascus, Oct 13 (Prensa Latina) The Aleppo mufti, Mahmoud Akkan, has condemned the the sabotage of negotiations by mercenaries paid by sources outside of the country. South African Girl, Africa's Youngest Writer Pretoria, Oct 13 (Prensa Latina) A South African girl, Michelle Nkamankeng, at seven years old, has become Africa''s youngest author and has been added to the list of the 10 best young writers in the world, after publishing her book ''Waiting for the Waves''. Brics Trade Ministers Discuss Further Cooperation in India 13 de octubre de 2016, 10:42New Delhi, Oct 13 (Prensa Latina) The trade ministers of Brics meet on Thursday in this capital to discuss the strategies to enhance cooperation in that sector among the member countries of that bloc, and to analyze the world''s economic situation. European Powers Might Sanction Russia over Syria 13 de octubre de 2016, 10:02Moscow, Oct 13 (Prensa Latina) Several European powers might implement new sanctions against Russia due to its stance on the Syrian conflict, according to British media, quoted in this capital on Thursday. Russia Denounces New Attack Against its Embassy in Syria Moscow, Oct 13 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Foreign Ministry today denounced a new mortar attack against its embassy in Damascus, which lasted two hours. Algerian Prime Minister Visits Cuba 12 de octubre de 2016, 16:17Havana, Oct 12 (Prensa Latina) Algerian Prime Minister, Abdelmalek Sellal arrived in the Cuban capital today to pay an official visit, with the purpose of consolidating the bonds of friendship and solidarity between his country and Cuba. Somali Claims Over US Attacks Being Investigated 12 de octubre de 2016, 14:57Mogadishu, Oct 12 (Prensa Latina) The US government said that Somalian claims, regarding the death of 22 soldiers on the outskirts of the city of Galkayo, are being investigated, according to today''s media reports Qatar, Iran Analyze Syria Situation with Russian Authorities 12 de octubre de 2016, 13:02Doha, Oct 12 (Prensa Latina) Qatar and Iran, which countries support conflicting sides in Syria analyzed in Russia the situation of that country, noted the local media by commenting talks of diplomatic chiefs in this capital, Tehran and Moscow. Syrian Ambassador Denounces US Support to Terrorists New Delhi, Oct 12 (Prensa Latina) Syrian ambassador in India, Riad Kamel Abbas, accused US today of supporting terrorism and denounced the Western powers for their interference in the internal affairs of various countries on behalf of democracy. Russian Senate Ratifies Establishment of Permanent Airbase in Syria 12 de octubre de 2016, 09:10Moscow, Oct 12 (Prensa Latina) The Council of the Russian Federation (Senate) ratified on Wednesday the agreement for the establishment of a permanent air base in the Syrian city of Jmeimim, from where the Russian aviation conducts operations against terrorist groups. Syrian Province of Hasaka Receives UN Aid 11 de octubre de 2016, 16:45Damascus, Oct 11 (Prensa Latina) A lot of food aid and 450 tents were delivered in the Syrian province of Hasaka, 710 kilometers north from Damascus, authorities in this country reported today. Terrorists Launch Rockets on Damascus Sites Damascus, Oct 11 (Prensa Latina) At least seven Katyusha-like rockets were fired today by terrorists against central sites in Damascus, leaving six people injured and damage, said authorities. Rescued Missing Kenyan Hikers 11 de octubre de 2016, 15:08Nairobi, Oct 11 (Prensa Latina) Three hikers and a tour guide who went missing are alive and safe after being found in the Aberdare Mountains, by a search and rescue team. Cuban Unionist Pays Tribute to Agostinho Neto in Angola Luanda, 11 Oct (Prensa Latina) The Secretary General of the Workers'' Central Union of Cuba (CTC), Ulises Guilarte, paid homage today to the first President of Angola, Agostinho Neto when visiting the memorial located in this capital. Terrorists Attacks Kill Six in Aleppo 11 de octubre de 2016, 13:05Damascus, Oct 11 (Prensa Latina) At least 10 dead and over 20 injured have been left by terrorist mortar attacks in Aleppo, north of Damascus and the southern city of Daraa, military sources report today. Africa Recognizes and Thanks Cuba for Cooperation Pretoria, Oct 11 (Prensa Latina) Africa has showed a lot of gratitude and recognition for the collaboration Cuba has provided to this continent, Vice President of the Cuban Council of State, Salvador Valdes Mesa, said before continuing his regional trip. Turkey Defies Baghdad and States It Will Remain in Iraq 11 de octubre de 2016, 11:11Istanbul, Oct 11 (Prensa Latina) Diplomatic tension between Turkey and the Iraqi government, escalated today after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated that Turkish troops will remain camped in Bashiqa,in northern Iraq. Crisis in South African Universities, No Solution at Sight? 11 de octubre de 2016, 10:54Por Deisy Francis MedidorPretoria, Oct 11 (Prensa Latina) The protests in universities continue making headlines in South Africa today, in a crisis that seems to be endless. Ministerial Group to Resolve Crisis in South African Universities Pretoria, Oct 11 (Prensa Latina) South African president, Jacob Zuma, has established a working ministerial team to help normalize the situation in the country''s higher education institutions, according to an official statement released today. Russia Criticizes US Withdrawal from Talks on Syria 11 de octubre de 2016, 10:38Moscow, Oct 11 (Prensa Latina) Russia has today criticized the US withdrawal from negotiations on Syria and called the decision a ''Pyrrhic victory'', supported by those who advocate the use of force in the conflict. Chinese President to Attend BRICS Summit Beijing, Oct 11 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend the 8th BRICS summit to be held in India, and will visit Cambodia and Bangladesh, announced today Lu Kang, spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Arrest of Suspected Terrorist in Germany Confirmed 11 de octubre de 2016, 00:02Berlin, Oct 11 (Prensa Latina) The German police arrested a suspected terrorist on the run in the city of Leipzig, according to media. UN Commissioner Calls New Saudi Bombing on Yemen an Outrage 10 de octubre de 2016, 13:44United Nations, Oct 10 (Prensa Latina) UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra''ad al-Hussein called today an outrage the bombing on Saturday that caused hundreds of victims in Yemen, attributed to the coalition led by Saudi Arabia. South African Universities Back to Classes after Protests 10 de octubre de 2016, 12:23Pretoria, Oct 10 (Prensa Latina) At least six South African universities will go back to classes today, after the violent student protests recorded in those educational centers in recent weeks, demanding free education. Bulgaria Arrests 60 Migrants in Border with Turkey 10 de octubre de 2016, 11:38Sofia, Oct 10 (Prensa Latina) The Bulgarian border police arrested today 65 undocumented migrants and refugees trying to enter the country hidden in a train loaded with minerals. Angola Participates in Meeting on SADC Security in DR of Congo 10 de octubre de 2016, 11:17Luanda, Oct 10 (Prensa Latina) Angolan Foreign Minister George Chicoty is heading the delegation from his country that is participating today in the meeting of the Defense and Security authority of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Russia Will Create Permanent Naval Base in Syrian Port of Tartus Moscow, Oct 10 (Prensa Latina) Russia will create a permanent naval base in the Syrian port of Tartus, said Nikolai Pankov, Defense Viceminister of the Federation Council (Senate). France Calls on United Kingdom to Assume Its Duty To Migrant Children 10 de octubre de 2016, 10:29Paris, Oct 10 (Prensa Latina) The Interior Minister of France, Bernard Cazeneuve, urged today the UK to assume its duty towards children without parents, who remain in the camp of migrants in Calais and have family in British soil. Cuba to Keep on Fighting Until the End of the Blockade Pretoria, 10 Oct (Prensa Latina) ''Cuba will continue to present at the United Nations the resolution on ending the blockade for as long as the United States applies its aggressive policy against our country'', said the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Ana Teresita Gonzalez. Nigeria Arrested 7 Judges on Charges of Corruption 10 de octubre de 2016, 09:59Abuja,Oct 10 (Prensa Latina) Seven judges were arrested during the weekend in different states across the country over alleged corrupt practices and hundred of thousand of dollars were sized by authorities according to local media. Chinese Premier Li Starts Visit to Macao 10 de octubre de 2016, 09:15Beijing,Oct 10 Prensa Latina) Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrived in the Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) today for a three-day inspection visit. Czech Republic Offers Support and Aid to Syrian People 10 de octubre de 2016, 09:06Damascus, Oct 10 (Prensa Latina) The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Martin Tlapa, stressed the importance of finding a solution to the Syrian crisis and reiterated that his country seeks to help this nation within Europe. UNHCR Concerned on Europe's Incapability to Handle Immigration Crisis 10 de octubre de 2016, 07:51Geneva, Oct 10 (Prensa Latina) UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) warned today about the incapability of European countries to handle a possible massive flow of immigrants. Founder of Wikileaks Discloses US Plans in Syria 10 de octubre de 2016, 07:49Damascus, Oct 10 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian media published today founder of Wikileaks Julian Assange''s denunciations on the United States plans to overthrow the government of Bashar al Assad since 2006. Syrian Army Rejects Terrorist Attacks in Two Southern Provinces Damascus, Oct 10 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Army rejected two attempts of terrorist attacks in Daraa and Sweida, located nearly at a hundred kilometers from Damascus, according to military sources. Cuba Re-elected to Vice Presidency of WFTU 10 de octubre de 2016, 07:44Durban, South Africa, Oct 10 (Prensa Latina) Cuba was re-elected to one of the vice-presidencies of the Presidential Council of the WFTU during the 17th Congress of the organization, which concludes today in South Africa. Israel Increases Use of Real Ammunition against Palestinians United Nations, Oct 7 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Humanitarian Office for Coordination Afffairs (OCHA) warned Friday on an increase of the use of real ammunition by Israeli security forces against Palestinian civilians. South Africa Congratulates Desmond Tutu in his 85 Birthday 07 de octubre de 2016, 12:08Pretoria, Oct 7 (Prensa Latina) Multiple congratulation messages to South African Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, have been circulating here today on the occasion of his 85th birthday. Half a Million Haitian Children Live in Areas Devastated By Matthew 07 de octubre de 2016, 12:00United Nations, Oct 7 (Prensa Latina) Half a million children live in the southern Haitian areas of Grand Anse and Grand South, the areas most devastated by Hurricane Matthew, but is still unclear how many need urgent help, the UN warned today. UN Demands Friendly Solution to Turkey-Iraq Confrontation 07 de octubre de 2016, 12:00Ankara, Oct 7 (Prensa Latina) The UN have asked the government in Ankara and Baghdad for a friendly solution to the open confrontation motivated by Turkish troops in northern Iraq, according to reports by the Anadolu news agency published today. Russia Accepts UN Proposal to Solve Crisis in Aleppo 07 de octubre de 2016, 10:41Moscow, Oct 7 (Prensa Latina) Russia could accept a proposal by UN special envoy Staffan de Mistura to resolve the crisis related to the city of Aleppo, in Syria, said the Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Vietnam-Iran Relations has New Goals after Rouhani Visit 07 de octubre de 2016, 10:10Hanoi, Oct 7 (Prensa Latina) Iran president, Hassan Rouhani today concluded an official visit to Vietnam during which the goal to raise bilateral trade to 2 billion dollars was reaffirmed. George Mavrikos Re-elected General Secretary of the WFTU 07 de octubre de 2016, 09:54Durban, South Africa, Oct 7 (Prensa Latina) Greek union leader, George Mavrikos has been reelected general secretary of the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU), according to today''s reports. Hezbollah Believes that US Elections Influence Regional Crises Beirut, Oct 7 (Prensa Latina) The Resistance movement, Hezbollah, said today that the political paralysis in Lebanon and other Middle Eastern crises depends on the upcoming presidential elections in the US and ruled out positive changes until then. Turkish military fired on Syrian civilians and kill a child Damascus, Oct 7 (Prensa Latina) Turkish forces fired on Syrian civilians in the town of Derbaseh, 710 kilometers north of Damascus, and killed a child and wounded two others, officials said. Lebanese Capital in Cinema Festival Shadowed by Censorship 06 de octubre de 2016, 13:33Beirut, Oct 6 (Prensa Latina) The international film festival of this capital is being held today under the shadow of political censorship to three movies, a decision that demerits the image of Lebanon as ''center of free expression'' in the Arab world. South Africa Premier Reaffirms Support for Cuba vs. Blockade Bloemfontein, South Africa, Oct 6 (Prensa Latina) The Premier of Free State province in South Africa, Ace Magashule, has reiterated his commitment to solidarity with Cuba until the U.S. blockade imposed on the island, for more than 50 years, has been eliminated. Russia Calls on US to Really Fight Against Terrorism 06 de octubre de 2016, 11:22Moscow, Oct 6 (Prensa Latina) Russia has called on the US to take the fight against terrorism seriously, particularly against variants of the Al-Nusra group in Syria and warned of the dire consequences of playing along with these extremist forces. Syria Faces a Campaign of Lies, Says President Al Assad 06 de octubre de 2016, 10:52Damascus, Oct 6 (Prensa Latina) Syria faces a campaign of lies since the beginning of the war, and therefore accept the fact not make the president a person with credibility, said here President Bashar al Assad. Russia Denies Possibility of Armed Clash with US in Syria 06 de octubre de 2016, 09:09Moscow, Oct 6 (PL) Russia has denied that a direct confrontation with US forces in Syria is likely, following the suspension of negotiations between both sides seeking a solution to the conflict in the country. French Foreign Minister to Moscow and Washington for Talks on Syria Paris, Oct 6 (Prensa Latina) French Foreign Minister Jean Marc Ayrault will travel to Moscow today and to Washington on Friday, on a tour devoted to the situation in Syria, this country''s Foreign Ministry reported. Cuba and Nigeria Reaffirm Ties of Friendship and Solidarity 05 de octubre de 2016, 17:15Havana, Oct 5 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Minister of Foreign, Affairs Bruno Rodriguez and his Nigerian counterpart, Geoffrey Onyeama, have reaffirmed today their mutual interest in strengthening the historical ties of friendship and solidarity between both countries. Russia Denounces as 'Dirty' Maneuvers of the United States at the UN Moscow, Oct 5 (Prensa Latina) Russia denounced the United States today by calling ''dirty'' the maneuvers it used, with support from UK and Ukraine, to torpedo the adoption of a declaration at the UN on a terrorist attack on Russia''s embassy in Damascus. Extremist Nigerian Group Conditions Prisoners Exchange 04 de octubre de 2016, 17:45Abuja, Oct 4 (Prensa Latina) The head of the terrorist group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, said to the federal government of Nigeria the release of more than 200 schoolgirls will be in exchange of the terrorists maintain captive since the year 2014. Some 11,000 Civil Casualties in Yemen since March 2011, Says UN 04 de octubre de 2016, 17:39United Nations, Oct 4 (Prensa Latina) The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights said today that since March 2015 civilian fatalities in Yemen amounted to 10,963, out of that total 1,014 are fatal victims. Nigerian Minister Expresses Gratitude for Cuban Solidarity 04 de octubre de 2016, 17:37Havana, Oct 4 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Nigeria, Geoffrey Onyeama, thanked today the Cuban government and people for the solidarity offered by the Cuban collaborators in areas such as health, education and sports, among others. Polisario Front Demands Respect to Saharan Self-determination By Waldo Mendiluza Russia Open to Reestablish Cooperation with USA in Syria 04 de octubre de 2016, 16:06Moscow, Oct 4 (Prensa Latina) Russia appeared today open to reestablish cooperation with the United States to achieve a regime of cessation of hostilities in Syria, said spokesman for the Kremlin, Dmitri Peskov. Described as Stable Situation in Angolan Province of Cabinda Luanda, Oct 4 (Prensa Latina) Angolan Minister of the Interior, Angelo da Veiga Tavares, described as stable the situation at present in the province of Cabinda and the situatuion today in the province of Cabinda and rejedcted versions of the alleged death of 50 military since last August. Lebanon Draws Attention to its High Number of Refugees Beirut, Oct 4 (Prensa Latina) Political and journalistic circles in Lebanon have reignited the debate over the incessant flow of Syrian refugees to the country, upon learning that it is among the top 10 countries that house half of the world''s displaced. Lawyer Proposes Saudi Arabia to Respond to U.S. with JASTA-Like Law 04 de octubre de 2016, 10:06Riyadh, Oct 4 (Prensa Latina) Lawyer Khaled Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Nuwaisser, an expert in international law, on Tuesday suggested that Saudi authorities enact a similar law to the one approved by the Congress of the United States to sue this Arab country for terrorist actions. Suicide Bombing Causes more than 30 Dead in Syrian Province Damascus, Oct 4 (Prensa Latina) About 34 rose today the death toll from the suicide bombing that occurred Monday night at a wedding in the province of Hassakeh, in northeastern Syria. Tensions in South African University Following Student Protests Pretoria, Oct 4 (Prensa Latina) The academic program at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in Johannesburg, South Africa, resumed today amid tension and a heavy police presence as a result of the protests of the past two weeks. Lavrov Demands From US Clarity on Terrorists in Syria Moscow, Oct 3 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov demanded today more clarity from the United States on the classification of terrorists in Syria, and warned of the violation of the agreements reached in Geneva. Saudi Kingdom Applies Gregorian Calendar for Public Sector Payment Riyadh, Oct 3 (Prensa Latina) Saudi Arabia began to apply the Gregorian calendar to pay salaries and bonuses for government workers, a decision that leaves the Islamic calendar forced by the need for new austerity measures, local media reported today. South African Universities Resume Classes after Protests Pretoria, Oct 3 (Prensa Latina) Classes in some South African universities where violent students protests occurred could be resumed today although tension and insecurity continue in various campus. South Sudan Accepts Deployment of More Peacekeeping Forces Juba, Oct 2 (Prensa Latina) The authorities of South Sudan accepted today, after weeks of negotiations and discussions, the resolution of the UN Security Council on the deployment of other 4,000 peacekeeping forces here. Iranian President to Visit Vietnam Next Week Hanoi, Oct 2 (Prensa Latina) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will pay an official visit to Vietnam starting on Wednesday to further strengthen bilateral diplomatic relations, which were established in 1973, official sources said. Car Bomb Explodes in front of Restaurant in Somali Capital Mogadishu, Oct 1 (Prensa Latina) A car bomb driven by a suicide attacker was detonated in front of a restaurant in this capital on Saturday, killing four people, the police and witnesses said. Russia Chairs UN Security Council United Nations, Oct 1 (Prensa Latina) Russia on Saturday assumed the monthly presidency of the United Nations Security Council in a key period for the election of the next secretary general of the organization. Saudi Arabia Announces Diplomatic Ties with Saint Kitts and Nevis Riyadh, Oct 1 (Prensa Latina) Saudi Arabia on Saturday announced the establishment of diplomatic relations with Saint Kitts and Nevis, a Caribbean country with which it committed to consolidating ties and mutual support in such matters as international peace and security. Cuban Unionists Strengthen Ties with Angolan Peers Luanda, Oct 1 (Prensa Latina) The secretary general of the Cuban Workers'' Federation (CTC), Ulises Guilarte de Nascimiento, reaffirmed here his organization''s will to maintain and expand the historic relationship with the Angolan workers'' union. Greece to Deport over 1000 Immigrants each Month Starting in November Athens, Oct 1 (Prensa Latina) Greece plans the deportation of 250 immigrants each week, which represents more than 1000 people each month, starting in November, said today a senior official. Around 100,000 People isolated in South Sudan Geneva, Sep 30 (Prensa Latina) The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) expressed its concern today for the situation of around 100,000 people that it considered trapped in the South Sudanese locality of Yei, surrounded by the Army. Lavrov Deplores Unethical Statements by USA on Syria 30 de septiembre de 2016, 17:23Moscow, Sep 30 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov deplored today unethical statements by the US State Department on Russia´s policy in Syria, in a telephone conversation with US Secretary of State John Kerry. Bissau-Guinean President Meets with Cuban Internationalist Doctors 30 de septiembre de 2016, 16:33Havana, Sep 30 (Prensa Latina) Bissau-Guinean President Jose Mario Vaz met today in this capital with Cuban doctors that fulfilled internationalist missions in that African country. Israel's Former President Shimon Peres Buried in Jerusalem 30 de septiembre de 2016, 13:54Tel Aviv, Sep 30 (Prensa Latina) Attended by several heads of State and Government of western nations and the majoritary absence of Arab leaders, former Israeli President Shimon Peres was buried today in Jerusalem. Botswana Celebrates 50 Years of Independence 30 de septiembre de 2016, 13:02Gaborone, Sep 30 (Prensa Latina) Botswana is celebrating 50 years of independence from Britisn rule today. Saudi Arabia Warns about Disastrous Consequences of JASTA Law 30 de septiembre de 2016, 12:32Riyadh, Sep 30 (Prensa Latina) Saudi Arabia has warned of ''disastrous consequences'' from a United States law allowing 9/11 victims to sue the kingdom, in a major spike in tension between the longstanding allies. Media Says Terrorists in Syria Receive More Weapons 30 de septiembre de 2016, 12:29Damascus, Sep 30 (Prensa Latina) Different news agencies, as well as Facebook and Twitter, confirmed today the recent delivery of weapons to terrorist groups in Syria, according to media outlets in Damascus. Namibia's First President Honors Cuba's National Hero Havana, Sep 30 (Prensa Latina) Sam Nujoma, the founding President of Namibia, will pay tribute here today to Cuba''s National Hero, Jose Marti, as part of his visit to the island. Cuban President Mets Prime Minister of Lesotho Havana, Sep 30 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Raul Castro Ruz, received the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Lesotho, Pakalitha Bethuel Mosisili, who is on an official visit to Cuba. Syria Allocates 65 Billion Dollars to Revitalize Economy Damascus, Sep 30 (Prensa Latina) The Higher Council for Economic Planning and Social Syria proposed as priorities for 2017 a figure of 64 thousand 600 million pounds, about 65 million dollars to revitalize the industry and agriculture. Bissau-Guinean President Stresses Tight Relation with Cuba 29 de septiembre de 2016, 17:17Havana, Sep 29 (Prensa Latina) Bissau-Guinean President Jose Mario Vaz highlighted today the importance of the figures Amilcar Cabral and the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro, in the strengthening of the relations between both countries. Harsh Clashes in Two Nearby Neighborhoods to Damascus, Syria 29 de septiembre de 2016, 17:07Damascus, Sept 29 (Prensa Latina) Harsh clashes take place since less than 24 hours ago in the neighborhoods of Qudsaya and Al Hama, some 15 kilometers northwest of Damascus, military sources told Prensa Latina. Nigeria Accepts Mediation in Exchange of Kidnapped Gilrs Abuja, Sep 27 (Prensa Latina) Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari accepted mediation by the UN to release prisoners of the extremist group Boko Haram, in exchange for releasing more than 250 student girls kidnapped by that faction. South African President Calls to Peace at Universities 29 de septiembre de 2016, 15:40Pretoria, Sep 29 (Prensa Latina) South African President Jacob Zuma called today to restore peace at all higher-education institutions, which have been submerged into student protests for almost two weeks. Botswana Prepares Celebration of 50 Years of Independence 29 de septiembre de 2016, 14:28Gaborone, Sep 29 (Prensa Latina) Heads of State and Government of several countries will attend celebration tomorrow for the 50th anniversary of Botswana''s Independence. Russia Questions U.S. Counter-Terrorist Intentions in Syria Moscow, Sep 29 (Prensa Latina) Russia questioned today the United States'' counter-terrorist intentions in Syria, after the statements by the State Department, which predicted violent actions against Moscow. Guinea-Bissau's President Begins Official Visit to Cuba Havana, Sep 29 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Republic of Guinea Bissau, Jose Mario Vaz, today begins his official visit to Cuba the the laying of a wreath at the statue of Amilcar Cabral in the Park of the African Heroes, in the capital. Pentagon Confirms Sending 615 New Troops to Iraq Washington, Sep 29 (Prensa Latina) Deputy US Secretary of State, Ashton Carter has confirmed the sending of 615 additional troops to Iraq to support the offensive by local forces against the Islamic State (IS) in Mosul. Threatened by Famine 75 000 Nigerian Children Abuja, Sep 29 (Prensa Latina) About 75,000 children could die in 2017 in Nigeria by famine situation created by the terrorist sect Boko Haram, today warned the United Nations Fund for Children (UNICEF). Antiterrorist Law Is an Arrow against the U.S., Bahrain Warns Manama, Sep 29 (Prensa Latina) Bahrain on Thursday ratified its strong support for Saudi Arabia and warned that the approval by the U.S. Congress of a law against the promoters of terrorism is an arrow thrown against that country. Iran Defends Resistance and Diplomacy Against US Blockade 29 de septiembre de 2016, 10:14Tehran, Sep 29 (Prensa Latina) Resistance and diplomacy are the solutions to the U.S. economic blockade against Cuba, an Iranian organization of solidarity with Latin America have said today, after demanding an end to that policy. Obama to Attend Shimon Peres' Funeral Washington, Sep 29 (Prensa Latina) U.S. President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Israel on Thursday to attend the funeral of former Prime Minister Shimon Peres, who passed away on Wednesday at the age of 93. Angola to Host Summit to Examine Situation in Congo DR Luanda, Sep 29 (Prensa Latina) As President of the International Conference on the Region of the Great Lakes (Cirgl), Angola will examine here in October the situation of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), as it was announced in this capital. France to Host International Meeting on Libya's Situation Paris, Sep 29 (Prensa Latina) France will host an international meeting next week to discuss the situation in Libya, French Foreign Minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault told the Council of Ministers. Syrian Army Takes Two Neighborhoods and Continues Fighting in Aleppo 28 de septiembre de 2016, 17:34Damascus, Sep 28 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Army units and allied militias continue fighting today in the neighborhood Bab al-Nairab, after retaking Salahuddin and Farafir, two neighborhoods in the east of the city of Aleppo, 350 kilometers north from the capital. COP17 in South Africa: SOS for Cycad Plants Johannesburg, Sep 28 (Prensa Latina) An expert on conservation said today here that out of the 308 families existing in the world of the primitive cycad plants, South Africa currently has 38 of the most threatened species. Saudi Activists Pressure Monarchy for More rights for Women 28 de septiembre de 2016, 13:26Riad, Sep 28 (Prensa Latina) Activists in Saudi Arabia expressed today their willingness to keep the pressure on key sectors of the country to eliminate a system of custody of women that allows men to control them regarding important rights. Syria Exports Items to 80 Countries, Despite Crisis 28 de septiembre de 2016, 10:39Damascus, Sep 28 (Prensa Latina) Syria continues to export various textile items to markets in 80 countries around the world, despite the crisis, said here today minister of Economy and Foreign Trade Adib Mayaleh. South African University Classes Suspended after Protests Pretoria, Sep 28 (Prensa Latina) Academic activities continue today suspended at several universities in South Africa, as a result of violent student protests demanding free education. Israeli Former President Shimon Peres Died Tel Aviv, Sep 28 (Prensa Latina) Israeli former president Shimon Peres died today here at 93 years old after being admitted several days after a sudden deterioration in his health. More Chinese Peacekeepers to Liberia Beijing, Sep 28 (Prensa Latina) China sent a team of 109 peacekeepers to join a one-year mission of the United Nations (UN), in Liberia, official sources declare today. Lesotho's Prime Minister Praises Relations with Cuba Havana, Sep 27 (Prensa Latina) The Prime Minister of Lesotho, Pakalitha Bethuel Mosisili, said his visit to Cuba which started on September 25th aims to bring about new levels of cooperation with Cuba. Nigeria: Humanitarian Disaster underway, Says NGO Abuja, Sep 27 (Prensa Latina) Several areas of northeastern Nigeria suffer extreme poverty after being recovered by the army from the control of the terrorist group Boko Haram, said the NGO Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF). PLO Deplores Donald Trump´s Statements on Israel 26 de septiembre de 2016, 16:47Ramallah, Sep 26 (Prensa Latina) The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) deplored today the recent statements by US presidential candidate Donald Trump, who said that if he wins the presidential elections he would recognize Jerusalem as the undivided capital city of Israel. Syrian Aleppo Citizens Advised to Keep out of Occupied Neighborhoods 26 de septiembre de 2016, 16:10Damascus, Sep 26 (Prensa Latina) The command of the military operations in the Syrian city of Aleppo reiterated today to the residents in the eastern neighborhoods in that city to keep away from the concentration centers and headquarters of terrorists. Violent Protests in South Africa Universities Continue Pretoria, Sep 26 (Prensa Latina) Violent student protests in South African universities continue today, amid calls to restore order and end the destruction of facilities. Iran Launches Production Line of Long-range Missiles Zolfaqar 25 de septiembre de 2016, 12:12Tehran, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) Iran today launched the production line for its first long range and solid-fuel missile Zolfaqar, and announced the manufacturing of three new types of rockets in the coming months. Warning about Protests in South African University Pretoria, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) Authorities of the Wits University in Johannesburg, South Africa, warned about the attempts by some people to use the student protests to cause damage. Prime Minister of Lesotho Begins Visit to Cuba Havana, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Lesotho, Pakalitha Bethuel Mosisili, today began an official visit to Cuba, which will strengthen relations between the two nations. Prime Minister of Lesotho Begins Visit to Cuba 25 de septiembre de 2016, 10:29Havana, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Lesotho, Pakalitha Bethuel Mosisili, today began an official visit to Cuba, which will strengthen relations between the two nations. Greatest Threat to Peace Surronds Syria 25 de septiembre de 2016, 09:39By Pedro Garcia hernandez Gabonese Presidential Electoral Results Validated 24 de septiembre de 2016, 13:58Libreville, Sep 24 (Prensa Latina) Libreville is under tight police and military surveillance today, after the Supreme Court of Gabon confirmed the reelection of President Ali Bongo Ondimba, in the elections held in August. World Conference on Wildlife in Johannesburg 24 de septiembre de 2016, 10:37Pretoria, Sep 24 (Prensa Latina) About 3,500 delegates attended today in South Africa the meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (Cites). Syrian Army, Allied Militias Begin Offensive in Aleppo 23 de septiembre de 2016, 15:05Damascus, Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) The military operations command of the Syrian Armed Forces have announced the beginning of a general offensive against areas occupied by terrorist groups in the region of Aleppo, 350 kilometers north of Damascus. Kuwaiti Sectors Foster Cooperation with Peru and Costa Rica 23 de septiembre de 2016, 13:32Kuwait, Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) Government and business sectors in Kuwait called today for stronger ties with Latin America, specifically with Peru and Costa Rica. Angola President Asks for Africa's Right to Permanent Seat at UN SC United Nations, Sep 23 (Prensa Latina)Angolan Vice President, Manuel Vicente has demanded the right for Africa to have a permanent seat at the Security Council. China-Eurasia Expo Includes Caribbean and Africa Beijing, Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) Caribbean and African countries are participating for the first time at the 5th China-Eurasia Expo, which takes place, as every year, in Urumqi, capital of the Xinjiang Autonomous Region, northwest China. US Senior Officer Acknowledges Strength of Syrian Government 23 de septiembre de 2016, 09:49 Washington, Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) The head of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Joseph Dunford, has acknowledged that the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad ''is in a stronger position than a year ago''. New Convoy with Humanitarian Aid for Syrian Locality Damascus, Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) A new convoy of 23 trucks entered the town of Moadamiyeh with humanitarian aid and necessities, informed sources in Damascus today of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent. Sweden Outlines Raids to Find Illegal Immigrants with Jobs Stockholm, Sept 22 (Prensa Latina) The Swedish Police announced today plans to carry out operations and raids in companies and factories that allegedly hire illegal immigrants and refugees. Egypt Arrests in Migrants Tragedy 22 de septiembre de 2016, 11:53Cairo, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Egyptian authorities today arrested four suspects involved in an illegal immigration attempt via the Egypt Sea which ended in tragedy yesterday. ISIS 'Emir' Detained After Battles in Southern Lebanon Beirut, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) The Lebanese army today arrested a leader of the Islamic State (ISIS), identified as Imad Yasseen, in the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain El-Hilweh, where intense and sporadic firefights have been taking place since last night. South Africa among the Top 20 Countries to visit, Say Experts Pretoria, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) South Africa now ranks in fourth place in the list of the trade publication Condé Nast on the top 20 countries in the world to visit. Pretoria Praises Cuba-South Africa Cooperation in Health 22 de septiembre de 2016, 10:51Pretoria, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) The South African Health Deputy Minister, Dr. Joe Phaahla, has highlighted the benefits that cooperation agreements with Cuba give to his country. Guinea Bissau Crisis Labeled Political-Institutional 22 de septiembre de 2016, 10:34United Nations, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) President of Guinea Bissau, Jose Mario Vaz labeled of political-institutional the crisis prevailing today in his country and ruled out to be political-military. Five Million People Suffer from Hunger in Somalia Mogadishu, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Due to a drought, five million Somalis barely have enough to eat, a figure that represents 4 out of 10 people in the country, according to the United Nations. Russia Reveals US presence at Attack Area in Syria 21 de septiembre de 2016, 17:06Moscow, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) The Russian military command today revealed information about the presence of a US Predator drone in the area where a recent attack took place against a UN convoy, near Aleppo. Most French Reject Immigrants and Refugees 21 de septiembre de 2016, 16:18Paris, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Fifty-seven percent of the French population is opposed to welcoming refugees and immigrants to Europe, according to a survey published today. Ban Ki-moon Calls for Reactivation of Ceasefire in Syria 21 de septiembre de 2016, 15:08United Nations, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has today called for renewed efforts to reinstate the ceasefire in Syria and resume peace talks. EAU, UK Call to Join Efforts to Combat Financial Crimes 21 de septiembre de 2016, 12:49Abu Dhabi, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Government authorities and experts from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the United Kingdom (UK) said it is highly important to combat financial crimes and strengthen coordination to maintain economic security in the international community. United States to Increase Tensions in Syria 21 de septiembre de 2016, 11:24Washington, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) The US government is assessing a military plan to arm the Syrian Kurdish community, which would increase tensions with Turkey and with the authorities in Damascus, as reported today by The New York Times. Military Parade in Iran Shows Rejection of United States and Israel 21 de septiembre de 2016, 11:13Tehran, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Demonstrations of modern weapons and war materiel, and messages condemning policies of the US and Israel marked an imposing parade in Iran, on occasion of the 36th anniversary of the start of the war with Iraq. South Africa-France Commission Presents Report to UN 21 de septiembre de 2016, 11:07United Nations, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Health security is today a need particularly urgent in the developing countries, warned a report presented here by presidents of South Africa, Jacob Zuma and from France, Francois Hollande. Largest World Deposit of Black Granite Found in Angola Luanda, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Angolan geologists discovered in the provinces of Huila and Cunene an area of 45 thousand square kilometers of black granite, the largest one covered by that natural Stone in the world, it was known today. Lavrov Rejects Accusations of Attack on Convoy in Syria Moscow, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov rejected on Wednesday US accusations on the Russian or Syrian aviation''s alleged involvement in an attack on a humanitarian convoy Syria. More Syrian Peoples Join Reconciliation, add up 642 Damascus, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Despite a truncated truce, the Coordination Center of the ceasefire, in the Russian base Hemymin, reported that 642 Syrian villages joined the reconciliation process, as published today in Damascus. Violent Protests at Universities in South Africa Pretoria, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Violent protests today threaten to spread to several universities, following the announcement of the possible tuition fees in South Africa for 2017. Iraqi Government Forces Attack IS Near Mosul 20 de septiembre de 2016, 17:40Baghdad, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Regular forces and allied tribal militias launched today an effective attack against the Islamic State (IS) in the northern town of Shergat, as part of the offensive and preparations for the attack against Mosul. Demonstrations in D.R. of Congo Lead to 50 Deaths 20 de septiembre de 2016, 12:09Kinshasa, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) The death toll due to protests in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has risen to 50. The protesters are demanding that the president Joseph Kabila step down, according to a statement published by the opposition coalition. Syria: Residents of Aleppo Leave Besieged Neighborhoods Damascus, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Fifty people, mostly women and children, have managed to escape eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo, which are besieged by terrorist groups, it was reported today. Saudi Arabia Describes Plans of Dismantled Terrorist Cells Riyadh, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) At least four suicide attacks in an advanced state of preparation were prevented by Saudi security forces, with the arrest of 17 alleged members of three terrorist cells, media outlets revealed today. President Raul Castro Meets Iranian Head of State Havana, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) President Raul Castro met his peer from the Islamic Republic of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, who began an official visit to Cuba to strengthen relations between the two countries. Fidel Castro Receives President of Islamic Republic of Iran Havana, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) The historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, received Hassan Rouhani, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, who is on an official visit to Cuba. Syrian President Meets with Iranian Ministerial Advisor 19 de septiembre de 2016, 18:37Damascus, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) Syrian president Bashar al-Assad held a meeting today with Hussein Gaber Ansari, advisor of the Iranian Foreign Minister, and dealt with issues as the struggle against terrorism. Turkey Has Largest Number of Syrian Refugees Ankara, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) Turkey has largest number of Syrian refugees on its borders. The annual report International Migration Outlook, of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), published today, puts the figure at 2.7 milion. Iranian President Begins Visit to Cuba Havana, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) Iranian President, Hassan Rouhani, begins an official visit to Cuba today after participating at the 17th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in Venezuela this weekend. South African Govt. Calls on University Students to Calm Down 18 de septiembre de 2016, 12:09Pretoria, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) The South African government called on university students to calm down in light of the outbreak of protests in some higher education institutions throughout the country against the enrollment fees. Russia Accuses U.S. of Tacit Support for Islamic State Moscow, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) Russia on Sunday accused the United States of tacitly supporting the terrorists of the Islamic State (IS) in Syria and rejected Washington''s arguments to refuse to call an urgent meeting of the United Nations Security Council. Exhibition on Fidel Castro Tours South African Provinces Cape Town, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) With the opening of a photographic exhibition on Fidel Castro, the University of Western Cape (UWC) joined the extensive tribute in South Africa to the Cuban leader on occasion of his recent 90th birthday. Syria Denounces U.S. Support for Terrorist Groups 18 de septiembre de 2016, 10:59Damascus, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) Syria''s Foreign Ministry said that the U.S. air raid on positions of the Syrian Arab Army in Deir Ezzor is a serious and flagrant violation and proves Washington''s support for the terrorists. Rebels Kill 20 People in Central African Republic Bangui, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) The police in the Central African Republic reported on Sunday that 20 people were killed and several were injured in an attack by rebels in the central region of Kaga Bandoro. Iranian President Begins Visit to Cuba Havana, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani begins today an official visit to Cuba until September 20th, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on its website. Somali Community near Kenyan Border Attacked Mogadishu, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) The Somali anti-government organization Al Shabab killed seven soldiers in an attack on El Wak community, near the border with Kenya, said today sources from the armed group and also government officials. Egypt Supports Libyan Army Actions in Oil Terminals 16 de septiembre de 2016, 16:58Cairo, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) The Egyptian government said Friday that it expresses its support to the recent take of four important Libyan oil terminals by the Libyan Army, whish supports the parliament at Tobruk. Mauritania Worried about New US Anti-terror Law 16 de septiembre de 2016, 14:42Nouakchott, 16 Sep (Prensa Latina) Mauritania has expressed deep concern about the recent approval in US of a law called The Justice Vs Law against those sponsoring terrorism, noted a statement from the Foreign Ministry here. Boko Haram Threatens the President of Nigeria 15 de septiembre de 2016, 15:29Abuja, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) The Nigerian extremist sect Boko Haram threatened in a video of approximately 13 minutes to capture the President, Mohammadu Buhari, in occasion of the Eid al Adha, the most important festivity of the Islam. IADF Favorsf Policies to Eliminate Poverty Rome, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) The International Agricultural Development Fund (IADF) alerted on the importance to focus policies and investments to transform rural towns and eliminate poverty. Saudi Arabia Praises Arab Support against U.S. Counter-Terrorism Act Riyadh, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) Saudi Arabia praised today the solidarity of several Arab-Islamic countries and organizations after the U.S. Congress unanimously passed the legislation that allows families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia. Mozambique President Attends Economic Meetings in US Maputo, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) Mozambique president, Filipe Nyusi, will visit the United States to discuss the difficulties the country is facing with regards to the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Pretoria Holds Africa Aerospace and Defense Fair Pretoria, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) For the first time, military equipment manufactured on the African continent are being exhibited at the Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD 2016) Fair in South Africa, local press reports today. US Assigns Unprecdented Amount of Money to Israel for Security Washington, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) The United States today signed a new agreement on security with Israel that grants Tel Aviv 38 billion dollars per year for a decade, the biggest agreement of this kind in the history of the North American country. Terrorist Groups Again Violation Truce in Syria 14 de septiembre de 2016, 15:39Damascus, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) Terrorist groups have violated the truce in Syria once more, and this time have attacked, on several occasions, a forest close to the village of Tsenin, in the province of Homs, 162 kilometers north of Damascus. Israeli Airforce Attacks Syrian Military Post in Hermon Mount 14 de septiembre de 2016, 12:31Damascus, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) The Israeli air force attacked, for fifth time in less than a week, a Syrian military post in Hermon Mount, in Quneitra province, reported today the military sources in Damascus. Iran: Saudi Arabia Seeks to Wash Front Al-Nusra's Image Tehran, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) Iran has said that by renaming the Front Al-Nusra, Saudi leaders intend to sell the ''fanaticism from the Dark Ages as a bright vision for the 21st century'', a way of making up their failed regional policies. Saudi Kingdom Still Interested in Evolution of Ceasefire in Syria 14 de septiembre de 2016, 10:48Riyadh, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) Saudi Arabia is still interested in the implementation of temporary ceasefire in Syria, hoping that it could lead to the resumption of a political process based on resolutions of international forums, noted an official source today. Syria Denounces Israeli-Regime Complicity with Terrorists 13 de septiembre de 2016, 17:00Damascus, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Foreign Ministry denounced today the danger of the obvious alliance of the Israeli Zionist regime with terrorist groups such as the Front for the Conquer of the Levant, former Al-Nusra Front. Muslim World League Criticizes US Law vs. Saudi Arabia 13 de septiembre de 2016, 16:26Riyadh, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) The Muslim World League (MWL) expressed today deep concern over the law passed by the US Congress to authorize suits against Saudi Arabia for the terrorist attacks perpetrated on September 11th, 2001. President of Turkey Awaits for Permanent Cease of Fire in Syria 13 de septiembre de 2016, 15:33Istanbul, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) The president of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, expressed today from this city his desire for the fragile cease-fire agreed in Syria should turn into permanent. The Risks of the Truce in Syria 13 de septiembre de 2016, 11:23By Pedro García Hernández Zambia: Edgar Lungu Takes Office for the Next Five Years Luzaka, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) Elected Zambian President Edgar Lungu, will take office today for a five year term, after winning the August 11th elections with 50.35 percent of the vote. Lavrov Demands Immediate Negotiated Solution to Syrian Crisis Moscow, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov today demanded the immediate search for a negotiated solution to the Syrian crisis, killing more than 200 people dead in five years, according to UN data. Islamic Organization To Support African Efforts vs. Child Marriage 13 de septiembre de 2016, 00:22Riyadh, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) confirmed today its participation in a workshop of the African Union (AU) for traditional, religious and parliamentarian leaders seeking to end child marriage in Africa. Armed Forces Announce a 7-Day Peace Regime 12 de septiembre de 2016, 17:31Damascus, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Army and Armed Forces Command announced a seven-day peace regime, starting from today, according to a statement published here. UAE Concerned about US Congress Measure on 9-11 12 de septiembre de 2016, 14:36Abu Dhabi, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) The government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Monday expressed concern about the law passed by the Congress of the United States authorizing American citizens to sue Saudi Arabia for the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. More than 1.8 Million Muslims Begin to Stone the Devil 12 de septiembre de 2016, 14:25Riyadh, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) After spending the night in Tanzania Earthquake Death Toll Increases to 16, 250 Injured 12 de septiembre de 2016, 14:15Dar Es Salaam, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) The number of victims of the 5.7 degree magnitude earthquake that has shaken northwestern Tanzania, near Victoria Lake and the border with Uganda, has risen to 16 deaths and at least 250 injured. Syrian President Tours Daraya at Eid 12 de septiembre de 2016, 11:39Damascus, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian President Bashar al-Assad told the media that ''the gates of the Homeland will always be open for those who want to return to the right path at any time and at all levels.'' Boko Haram: Two Nigerian Soldiers Killed as Army Fight Terror Group Abuja,Sep 11 (Prensa Latina) Two Nigerian soldiers have died in a battle between Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) and Boko Haram fighters, six other soldiers were reportedly injured in the confrontation, according to Syrian Army Repels Terrorist Attacks in Three Provinces Damascus, Sep 11 (Prensa Latina) Military sources confirmed here that the Syrian Army repelled terrorist attacks in zones of the provinces of Homs, Quneitra and Daraá and destroyed at least, 15 armoured vehicles and artilled vehicles. Camp and 52 Illegal Refineries Destroyed In Nigeria 11 de septiembre de 2016, 09:33Abuja,Sep 11 (Prensa Latina)As part of Exercise CROCODILE SMILE, troops of 2 Brigade Nigerian Army in an military operation yesterday cleared a kidnappers camp at Obiozumini near Rivers State according to local media. Three Women Killed in Attack on Police Station in Kenya 11 de septiembre de 2016, 08:38Nairobi,Sep 11 (Prensa Latina) Bomb disposable unit officers are currently dismantling a petrol bomb carried by 3 women who attack the Central Police Station in Mombasa earlier today. At Least 11 Dead, 192 Injured Following Earthquake in Tanzania 11 de septiembre de 2016, 08:15Dar Es Salaam,Sep 11 (Prensa Latina)An earthquake struck near the Ugandan border in northern Tanzania on Saturday afternoon, leaving at least 11 people dead and 192 others injured, officials said. Iran Starts the Construction of Two Nuclear Plants in Bushehr 10 de septiembre de 2016, 13:30Tehran, Sep 10 (Prensa Latina) First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri Iran, today put up the project of construction operations of the second and third phases of the Bushehr nuclear plant with Russian assistance. 592 Syrian Communities Accepted the Offer of Ceasefire 10 de septiembre de 2016, 12:26Damascus, Sep 10 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian authorities confirmed that the number of localities covered by the ceasefire agreement reached today to 592 across the country, even though terrorist groups violated it in four times. Syria Calls 'Unfounded' UN Report on Daraya Region 10 de septiembre de 2016, 12:11Damascus, Sep 10 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Foreign Ministry described on Saturday as unfounded the statements made by Stephen O''Brien, UN Assistant Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs, on what is happening in the region of Daraya. Iran Urges Arab League to Cease Supporting Saudi Arabia 10 de septiembre de 2016, 11:47Tehran, Sep 10 (Prensa Latina) Iran said the Arab League should stop the ''unconstructive support'' to Saudi Arabia, in a verbal war that became more violent today, with more criticism towards Saudi Arabia and disqualifications of the Persian country by some neighbors. Lavrov and Kerry: a Hectic Negotiation for a Necessary Agreement 10 de septiembre de 2016, 10:12 By Antonio Rondon Garcia US House Passes Bill against Saudi Arabia 09 de septiembre de 2016, 15:58Washington, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) The US House of Representatives approved unanimously today a two-party bill that would allow relatives of victims of the attacks on September 11, 2001 to suit the Government in Saudi Arabia. Terrorist Attacks Causes Wounds to at Least Four People in Syria 09 de septiembre de 2016, 14:33Damascus, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) Two reactive projectiles, launched by terrorist groups caused wounds to four people and material damage in the neighborhood Al-Mezzeh, in Damascus, police sources confirmed. 400 Additional U.S. Troops Deploy to Iraq Washington,Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of additional U.S. troops have flowed into Iraq during the past week as American and Iraqi forces there begin final preparations to launch an invasion of Mosul this fall,according to Military Times. Traditional Fete de l'Humanite Starts in France 09 de septiembre de 2016, 12:30Paris, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) The traditional Fete de l''Humanite starts in France today ''to honor that beautiful word humanity, in a world of violence and barbarism'', according to event director Patrick Le Hyaric. First Latin America Open Science Forum Ends in Uruguay Montevideo, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) The First Latin America and the Caribbean Open Science Forum: Transforming our Region, is expected to end today after three days of debates and reflections on five issues presented by around 300 speakers from America and the world. Israel to Compensate the Turkish Victims of Mavi Marmara 09 de septiembre de 2016, 10:40Ankara, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) Israel will pay Turkey 20 million dollars in compensation for fatalities caused by the assault on the Mavi Marmara, as collected today the Turkish Official Gazette. Burkinabe Public Buildings with Mandatory Artistic Decoration 09 de septiembre de 2016, 00:26Ouagadougou, 9 Sep (Prensa Latina) The Burkinabe Government announced that decoration of public buildings with local artwork will be mandatory, said the African news agency PanaPress today. Angolan Oil Executive Predicts Crude Price Hike 09 de septiembre de 2016, 00:06Luanda, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) The price of crude oil could reach 50 dollars per barrel in 2017 and increase over the next three to four years, predicted the president of the state enterprise of Angola (Sonangol), Isabel Dos Santos, quoted today by the local media. Syria's Only Alternative Is Victory, Presidential Advisor Says 09 de septiembre de 2016, 00:02Damascus, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) Syria''s only alternative is victory, and the future has already been determined by the blood of the Syrian army martyrs and the resistance of the people, said presidential advisor Bouzeina Shabaan. Syria Categorically Denies Use of Chemical Substances in Alepo 08 de septiembre de 2016, 17:53Damascus, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) The government of Syria categorically denied having made use of chemical substances in the neighborhood of Sukari, in the city of Alepo, after checkups were made in hospitals and clinical centers in Alepo. Arab Alliance Bombs Residential Area in Yemen 08 de septiembre de 2016, 15:17Sanaa, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Aircraft of the alliance led by Saudi Arabia bombed today a residential area in the Yemeni northern city of Amran, around 50 kilometers from this capital, causing at least five civil casualties. Rio Paralympics 2016-Kenya's Samwel Mushai Kimani Won First Gold 08 de septiembre de 2016, 13:02Río de Janeiro,Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) The first gold of the Rio Paralympics went to Kenya''s Samwel Mushai Kimani in the men''s T11 5,000m as Brazil''s Odair Santos took silver. Persian Gulf: UN Seeks Ways for Peace in Yemen 08 de septiembre de 2016, 11:18 Beirut, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Although with no guarantee in hand, the UN special envoy to Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, today continued his contacts in the Persian Gulf in an attempt to refloat the peace negotiations in that nation. Talibans Enter Uruzgan Capital in Afghanistan 08 de septiembre de 2016, 10:42Kabul, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) The Taliban today broke a security cordon surrounding Trinkot capital in Uruzgan capital, downtown Afghanistan, and entered the city in an attack that is still in progress. UK Insists on Aggression, Denounces Syrian Foreign Ministry 08 de septiembre de 2016, 10:17Damascus, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian ministry of foreign affairs has condemned statements from the UK foreign minister, Boris Johnson, which they say demonstrate that the UK is engaging in constant aggression against their country. China to Raise Cooperation in Investment and Trade with Africa 08 de septiembre de 2016, 10:04Beijing, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Deputy Prime Minister, Ma Kai urged to deepen cooperation with Africa in investment and trade for common development, during a two-day bilateral forum that ends today in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou. Israeli Jets Attacked Syrian Area of the Province of Quneitra 08 de septiembre de 2016, 09:42Damascus, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Israeli jets attacked a regime near the town of Hadar area in the province of Quneitra, about 70 kilometers southwest of the Syrian capital, it was learned here today. UK Immigration Minister Confirms Work To Start Calais Wall 07 de septiembre de 2016, 11:57London, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina)UK Minister of State for Inmmigration Robert Goodwill told MPs on Tuesday that the four-metre high wall was part of a package of joint Anglo-French security measures to tighten precautions at the port. Notimex News Agency Calls to Expand Cooperation with Iran 07 de septiembre de 2016, 11:23Tehrán, Sep7 (Prensa Latina) The managing director of the Mexican news agency Notimex, Alejandro Ramos Esquivel, spoke today about the need to expand journalistic cooperation with Iran, including its homologue IRNA, with which he signed an agreement. Syria Denounces Obstacles for Pilgrims to Reach Mecca 07 de septiembre de 2016, 11:01Damascus, Sep 7(Prensa Latina) The High Pilgrimage Committee denounced today that the Saudi regime prevents for fifth consecutive year for Syrians to comply with the sacred Muslim rite of traveling to Mecca. Gabonese President Rejects Another Electoral Scrutiny 07 de septiembre de 2016, 10:49Libreville, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) President of Gabon, Ali Bongo, today rejected a recount of votes in the presidential election on August 27, despite criticism from international observers. Reconstructing Syria International Fair Inaugurated 07 de septiembre de 2016, 10:18Damascus, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) The International Fair Reconstruct Syria opened its doors today in Damascus with the participation of 122 domestic and foreign companies from 11 countries and until the 11th of this month. Guinean Deputies Threaten to Dismiss Parliament Leader 06 de septiembre de 2016, 09:05Bissau, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) Members who support the government in Guinea Bissau''s parliament threatened to depose the leader of the organ, Cipriano Cassama, who is accused of maintaining a deliberate attitude of blocking legislative work. Saudi Arabia and Russia Sign Oil Agreement 05 de septiembre de 2016, 12:25Beijing, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) Saudi Arabia and Russia signed an agreement on cooperation in the oil market in the Chinese city of Hangzhou on Monday. Shiite Clergyman Al-Hakim Heads Iraqi National Alliance Leadership 05 de septiembre de 2016, 12:05Baghdad, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) The leader of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq, Ammar Al-Hakim, is to head the Iraqi National Alliance Party (INA), while the government today assesses the impact of Shiite popular protests and the continuing military offensive against Sunny fundamentalists. Iran Asks Muslims to Reconsider Saudi Use of Holy Places 05 de septiembre de 2016, 11:23Tehran, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) The Iranian supreme leader, Ali Khamenei, asked the world''s Muslims to today reconsider keeping the management of Islamic holy places under Saudi Arabia, a government he labeled sacrilegious and infidel. G20 Summit Concludes in China with Hangzhou Consensus 05 de septiembre de 2016, 11:22Beijing, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) The 11th Summit of the Group of Twenty (G20) concluded today in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou with the approval of agreements aimed at long-term global economic growth through comprehensive, open, innovative and inclusive measures. Terrorist Attacks in Syria Kill More Than 40 People 05 de septiembre de 2016, 10:52Damascus, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) At least 43 people were killed and more than fifty were wounded today by terrorists attacks in parts of the Syrian provinces of Damascus, Tartus, Homs and Hasaka, according to police reports. Angolan Minister to Participate in Gulf of Guinea Commission's Forum 05 de septiembre de 2016, 00:15 Luanda, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) Angolan foreign minister Georges Chikoty travels to Equatorial Guinea to participate today in the second extraordinary session of the Gulf of Guinea Commission''s Conference of Heads of State or Government. Syrian President Says Terrorism Knows No Borders Damascus, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) In order to eliminate terrorism, one needs not only fighting it on the ground, but also confronting the ideology underlying it, which knows no borders, said Syrian President Bashar al-Assad during a meeting with a visiting British delegation. UN Condemns Terrorist Attack in Somalia Mogadishu, Sep 3 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations special representative in Somalia, Michael Keating, condemned the recent terrorist attack on the Syl Hotel in this capital, where 21 people were killed and 30 were injured, local media reported on Saturday. Algerian Govt. Orders Evacuation of Citizens from Gabon 03 de septiembre de 2016, 12:15Algiers, Sep 3 (Prensa Latina) The government of Algeria ordered the evacuation of its citizens from a major oil region in Gabon, due to the escalation of post-election violence in that central-western African country, local television reported on Saturday. Lebanese Islamic Group Demands Prosecution of Alleged Terrorists Beirut, Sep 3 (Prensa Latina) tHE Lebanese Islamic party Jamaa Islamiya demanded on Saturday that the Judiciary complete the trial of two Syrians accused of attacking two mosques in the northern city of Tripoli in 2013. Combats against Terrorists Continue in Hama, Syria 03 de septiembre de 2016, 11:31Damascus, Sep 3 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Army and the militia on Saturday continued fighting the members of the terrorist group Jund al Aqsa in the province of Hama, about 210km north of Damascus. Drug Traffickers Arrested in Syrian Capital 03 de septiembre de 2016, 11:22Damascus, Sep 3 (Prensa Latina) Syrian security agents on Saturday arrested two members of a drug trafficking group who carried more than 400,000 pills of Captagon, a stimulant banned by the World Health Organization (WHO). Two People Killed in Attack on Customs Office in Burkina Faso 03 de septiembre de 2016, 09:56Ouagadougou, Sep 3 (Prensa Latina) At least two people were killed and three were injured in a terrorist attack perpetrated by unidentified individuals on a customs office in northern Burkina Faso, the African news agency PanaPress reported on Saturday. Iranian Supreme Leader Establishes Islamic Family Values 03 de septiembre de 2016, 09:33Tehran, Sep 3 (Prensa Latina) The supreme leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khomeini, on Saturday established the standards of a general family policy for the country, making special emphasis on settling the values of Islam. Putin Reiterates His Rejection to Pressures on Syria 02 de septiembre de 2016, 13:34 Moscow, Sep 2 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin, expressed his rejection to the attempts to remove by force Syrian president, Bashar Al Assad, and recalled the negative cases of Iraq and Libya. Chinese President Begins to Receive Leaders at the G20 Summit 02 de septiembre de 2016, 12:09Beijing, Sep 2 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping today began receiving leaders of several nations who have arrived in the country to attend the 11th Summit of the Group of Twenty (G20). South Africa: A New Stage in the Fight Against AIDS 02 de septiembre de 2016, 11:57 Pretoria, Sep 2 (Prensa Latina) All South Africans diagnosed with HIV, regardless the their CD4 cell count, will receive antiretroviral medicine. Iran sets Construction Date of Nuclear Plants with Russian Aid 02 de septiembre de 2016, 01:43Tehran, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) The construction of two new nuclear plants generators of electricity will begin in Bushehr on September 8, confirmed the head of the Organization of Atomic Energy of Iran (OAEI), Alí Akbar Salehi, in statements published today. Strong Combats with Terrorist Groups in Syrian Hama Province 01 de septiembre de 2016, 16:47Damascus, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) Strong combats are currently carried out against the terrorist group Jund al-Aqsa in the region of Hama, a province 210 kilometers north from Damascus, where they managed to occupy at least three towns. Venezuelan President Hails 55th Anniversary of NAM 01 de septiembre de 2016, 13:20 Caracas, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro hailed today the 55th anniversary of the creation of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) when Venezuela prepares itself to assume the presidency of the group this month. US Envoy Assesses Implementation of Sanctions on Hezbollah in Lebanon 01 de septiembre de 2016, 13:19Beirut, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) The US undersecretary of State for Political Affairs, Thomas Shannon, embellished with an offer to Lebanon the purpose of his visit to assess the enforcement of a US law that sanctions the Hezbollah movement. Nigerian Economy in Recession 01 de septiembre de 2016, 13:18Abuja,Sep 1 (Prensa Latina)The Nigerian economy is in recession, figures released by the National Bureau of Statistics officially confirmed according to the Guaridan. 50th Anniv. of International Literacy Day to be Use to Award Prizes 01 de septiembre de 2016, 12:14París,Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) On the 50th anniversary of International Literacy Day, 8 September, the Director-General of UNESCO Irina Bokova will award this year''s UNESCO International Literacy Prizes to five innovative programmes from India, Senegal, South Africa, Thailand and Viet Nam. Russia Confirms Elimination of IS Leader In Syria 31 de agosto de 2016, 16:10Moscow, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Ministry of Defense confirmed today the elimination of the second man in command of the terrorist movement Islamic State (IS) in Syria, Abu Mujammad Al-Adnani, after attacks by fighter bombers SU34. Turkey Arrests 865 This Year in Islamic State Crackdown: Minister 31 de agosto de 2016, 13:53Ankara,Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Turkey has arrested 865 people since the start of 2016 in its fight against Islamic State, and more than half of those were foreigners,Interior Minister Efkan Ala said today. Thousands of foreign fighters from several countries have joined the Islamist militants in their self-proclaimed caliphate in recent years, many of them passing through Turkey. Turkey has since launched a crackdown on the networks facilitating their passage. Three Suspected Islamic State Terroists Arrested by Malaysian Police 31 de agosto de 2016, 13:12Kuala Lumpur,Aug 31 (Prensa Latina)Malaysian police said they arrested three suspected Islamic State radicals who were planning to attack entertainment venues and a Hindu temple outside Kuala Lumpur on the eve of the country''s independence day on Wednesday. Swiss Refugee Centre Burns Down 31 de agosto de 2016, 12:50Barn, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) A refugee centre in western Switzerland burnt down early today, but nobody was injured and the cause of the fire was still unclear, police and local media said. Russia Calls for Joint Struggle Against Terrorism in Syria Moscow, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Russia has called for a joining of forces to fight terrorism in Syria and stated their belief that the main task is to separate the opposition from the violent groups in the state. Philippines Welcomes Workers Abandoned in Saudi Arabia Manila, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) President of Philippines Rodrigo Duterte welcomed today more than 100 nationals working in Saudi Arabia that were abandoned by their employers in camps in the desert. Saudi Arabia Has No Specific Target For Oil Production 31 de agosto de 2016, 11:49Dubai, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Energy of Saudi Arabia, Khalid al-Falih said today that his country lacks a specific target for oil production because it is based on the needs of its customers. Syria, Cuba Ratified Potentialities to Increase Relations 31 de agosto de 2016, 10:56Damascus, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Syria ratified the existing potentialities for expanding relations, as ambassador Rogerio Santana and Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade, Adib Mayyaleh, respectively, discussed here today. China Promotes Military Ties with Saudi Arabia 31 de agosto de 2016, 10:35Beijing, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) China is willing to promote military ties with Saudi Arabia to a new level, expressed here today Chang Wanquan, Minister of National Defense. Debate on Racism Opened following Incidents in South African School 31 de agosto de 2016, 10:22 Pretoria, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) The debate on racism underlying in South African schools was livened up here after the incidents of discrimination in a school for girls in this capital city, which today continues to attract the attention from many sectors. Russia Denounces Possible Manipulation Against Syrian Government 31 de agosto de 2016, 08:25Moscow, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Russia''s permanent representative at the UN, Vitali Churkin, denounced that there is the possibility of a falsification of evidence to accuse the Syrian government of using chemical weapons, as quoted today by the Russian press. Nearly 10.000 Dead People in Yemen due to War 30 de agosto de 2016, 15:44Sanaa, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) United Nations reported today that nearly 10.000 people died in the 18 months of war in Yemen, a figure which almost doubles other estimates mentioned by officials and humanitarian workers. Many Dead in Shabaab Suicide Car Bomb at Somalia SYL Hotel 30 de agosto de 2016, 13:19 Mogadiscio,Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) At least 21 people were killed and 30 injured when jihadists exploded a suicide car bomb outside SYL hotel close to the presidential palace in Somalia''s capital Mogadishu today. Somali Islamist Leader Surrenders to the Authorities 30 de agosto de 2016, 11:46Mogadishu, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Ibrahim Adan Ibrahim, an important leader of the Islamist group Al Shabab, which is considered a terrorist by the international community, has surrendered to the authorities, according to local media reports. More Than 800 Children Alone Among Migrants in Calais, France 30 de agosto de 2016, 11:44Paris, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) A total of 861 minors with unaccompanied migrant status remain in Calais in worrying circumstances, the association France, Land of Asylum warned today SADC Summit Starts in Swaziland 30 de agosto de 2016, 10:55Mbabane, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) The heads of State and Government of the member countries of the Southern Africa Development Community attend today its 36th Ordinary Summit in Swaziland. Syria: Solar Energy System Installed in Deir Ezzor 30 de agosto de 2016, 10:21Damascus, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Arab Red Crescent, in cooperation with the United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) have completed the installation of a solar energy system in a neighborhood of the northern city of Deir Ezzor. Festival on the Levant Mosques Begins in Syria 30 de agosto de 2016, 09:47 Damascus, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Cultural Festival ''Eye on the mosques in the Levant in the capitals of civilization: Damascus, Aleppo and Jerusalem'', began here on the World Week dedicated to those centers of Muslim worship. Thousands of Refugee Children to Receive Education in Greece 30 de agosto de 2016, 00:15 Athens, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of refugee children in Greece will join the public education system from September, said today the local media. At Least One Million Malnourished Children in Afghanistan, Says UN 29 de agosto de 2016, 18:12Kabul, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) At least one million Afghan children under five are malnourished, and therefore they are more prone to be affected by diseases that are easily curable in other countries, said a United Nations report issued today. Turkey Recognizes that Its Offensive in Syria Seeks to Curb Kurdish 29 de agosto de 2016, 12:17Ankara, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) The Land operation ''Eufrates Shield'' that Turkish troops carried out in the North of Syria, has among its main purposes to avoid Kurdish forces from occupying the border area between the two nations, assured today the top official. First Shipment of Cuban Vaccines Arrives in Syria Damascus, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) As part of a comprehensive agreement underway, a first two- ton shipment of Cuban pentavalent vaccines for the Syrian people, subjected to a strict trade blockade, arrived at the Damascus airport today. Europol Officers to Search Terrorists amid Refugees in Greece 29 de agosto de 2016, 01:02Athens, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) The European Police Office (Europol) announced that officers will be sent to search and arrest terrorists of the Islamic State (IS) and other extremist groups, hidden in refugee camps in Greece. African Leaders Support World Fight against Terrorism Pretoria, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) More than thirty African leaders meeting today in Nairobi, Kenya, agreed on the need to join forces in the global fight against terrorism. Angolan Government Signs Cooperation Agreement with European Union Luanda, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) The Angolan government and the European Union (EU) signed here the financial convention of technical cooperation and of support to the so-called national code of the European Development Fund (EDF), it was known today. Iran Foreign Minister Concludes Visit to Venezuela Caracas, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran, Mohammad Javad Zarif, concluded today his visit to Venezuela, after signing several economic agreements which will continue strengthening relations between both nations. The UAE Highlight Growing Social and Economic Role of Women Abu Dhabi, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) today celebrate the National Women''s Day with satisfaction due to the growing importance of this social segment, whose labor participation rate increased by 30 percent over three decades. Iraqi Military Leader: 'Islamic State's Defeat is Near' 28 de agosto de 2016, 00:05Baghdad, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) Military leaders of Iraq''s Nineveh Governorate predicted today that the end of Daesh or Islamic State is near, despite the political disputes that led to the removal of the Minister of Defense, Khaled al-Obeidi. Russia and USA Outline Accord in Geneva on Actions in Syria 27 de agosto de 2016, 17:27Moscow, Aug 27 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Serguei Lavrov and US State Secretary John Kerry outlined today an agreement in Geneva to coordinate actions in Syria, diplomatic sources said today. Kenyan Capital Hosts International TICAD-VI Event 27 de agosto de 2016, 17:04Nairobi, Aug 27 (Prensa Latina) Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said today that the meeting among 34 heads of State and Government in this capital to hold talks about development, shows a collective interest in contributing to prosperity for the whole Africa. Security in Lebanon under Control, Despite Relative Peace 27 de agosto de 2016, 16:44Beirut, Aug 27 (Prensa Latina) Lebanese Army commander, General Jean Qahwaji considered today that the security situation is relatively in peace, but under control, despite frequent skirmishes with terrorists at the border with Syria. 476 Syrian Towns Have Signed Reconciliation Agreements 27 de agosto de 2016, 10:58 Damascus, Aug 27 (Prensa Latina) The number of Syrian towns that have signed reconciliation agreements since February 27 has reached 476, according to the authorities and the Russian Centre for reconciliation at the Russian Khmeimim airbase. Partners Launch Framework For Universal Health Coverage in Africa 27 de agosto de 2016, 09:49Nairobi,Aug 27 (Prensa Latina)The World Bank and Global Fund have made a commitment to invest $24 billion in Africa over the next three to five years to cover universal health according to a press release. The commitment was made today during the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD-VI), in Nairobi, Kenya. Kurdish Autonomists Claim Responsibility for Turkish Attack 27 de agosto de 2016, 00:08Ankara, Auf 27 (Prensa Latina) The banned Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) today claimed responsibility for a recent car bomb attack against a security post in the southeastern Turkish city of Cizre, in which 11 policemen were killed. Nigerian President to Summit Ticad-VI on African Development 27 de agosto de 2016, 00:07Abuja, Aug 27 (Prensa Latina) Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will participate in the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD-VI), scheduled for August 27-28. Cuba to Host World Congress on Orthopedics and Traumatology 27 de agosto de 2016, 00:06 Varadero, Cuba, Aug 27 (Prensa Latina) Cuba will host the 27th World Congress on Orthopedics and Traumatology and the First World Congress on External Fixation from September 26 to October 1. Tense Situation in Zimbabwe after Protests 26 de agosto de 2016, 15:13Harare, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) The situation still remains tense in the capital, which was the scene today of anti-government protests organized by at least 18 political parties and social groups in Zimbabwe. State Council Suspends Anti-Burkini Order in French Town 26 de agosto de 2016, 12:53Paris, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) The Council of State today have decided to suspend an order issued by a town to ban the ''burkini'', as the full-body swimsuit worn by some Muslim women is known. Protests in Zimbabwe Due to Economic and Political Crisis 26 de agosto de 2016, 12:31Harare, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) Protests linked to the economic and political crisis intended to force the ousting of President Robert Mugabe, turned Zimbabwe today into a media focus. Colombia, Chile and Ecuador Reign in the Latin America Green Awards 26 de agosto de 2016, 11:36 Quito, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of socio-environmental projects in Colombia, Chile and Ecuador today celebrate the awards won in most of the 10 categories in the Latin America Green Awards, held in the Ecuadorian city of Guayaquil. Libyan Member of the Unity Government Willing to Return 26 de agosto de 2016, 11:26Tunis, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) Omar al-Aswad, one of the two members boycotting the Presidency Council has stated his willingness to return to the country, which is in a deep institutional chaos. Qatar Condemns New Terrorist Attack in Turkish Province of Sirnak 26 de agosto de 2016, 11:21Doha, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) Qatar today condemned the bomb attacks that killed several people and injured others near a police control post of the Turkish province of Sirnak, nearly a week after repudiating a suicide attack in Gaziantep. About 7 Million People Are Living with AIDS in S Africa 26 de agosto de 2016, 10:33 Pretoria, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) About 7.03 million people are currently living with the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) in South Africa, with a prevalence rate of the disease of about 12.7 percent, according to figures released today. West Wants Rapid Approval of Libyan Government Team 26 de agosto de 2016, 09:56 Tripoli, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) The Government of National Accord (GNA) of Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj, said that five Western powers have urged him to bring before a cabinet before the Parliament for its rapid approval. Mozambique Waiting for Peace Agreement 26 de agosto de 2016, 00:05Maputo, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) The Mozambique government and Renamo who are holding peace talks in the capital differ in terms of a ceasefire, according to a joint communique released here today. Algeria Addresses Terrorism Issue in Mali 25 de agosto de 2016, 14:34Algiers, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) The Algerian foreign affair minister, Ramtane Lamamra, addressed here issues of terrorism, extremism and the Mali question, with the head of the UN Mission there (Minusma), Mahamat Saleh Annadif, reported the media today. Syria: Terrorists Killed Member of the Reconciliation Committee 25 de agosto de 2016, 14:32Damascus, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina)Terrorists killed today Hamidi Al Sagher, member of the Reconciliation Committee. The incident took place in the town of Hasno, southwest of Damascus, according to military sources. Yemen Bombings Kill Five Civilians 25 de agosto de 2016, 14:31Sanaa, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) Five civilians were killed and six were wounded today by a bombing of the Saudi Arabia coalition against a market in the province of Saada, in northwestern Yemen. Iranian Foreign Minister in Bolivia as Part of a Latin American Tour 25 de agosto de 2016, 12:47La Paz, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) The Iranian Foreign Affairs Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif will arrive to Bolivia today as part of a Latin American tour to strengthen ties with the region, which has already included Cuba, Nicaragua and Ecuador. Kenya Disbands National Olympic Committee 25 de agosto de 2016, 11:51 Nairobi, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) Kenya has disbanded its national Olympic committee amid investigations into alleged mismanagement of the country''s team at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics 2016. Syrian Foreign Minister in Bagdad to Plan Antiterrorist Strategy 25 de agosto de 2016, 10:38 Bagdad, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Foreign Minister, Walid Al-Moallem arrived in Iraq today to strengthen political coordination and the anti-terrorist fight. Saudi King and Kerry Discuss Security in Middle East 25 de agosto de 2016, 10:20 Riyadh, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) The armed conflicts in Syria and Yemen were at the heart of the talks held on Thursday in Jeddah between King Salman bin Abdulaziz and US Secretary of State John Kerry, diplomatic sources said. Judges to Issue Sentence on Destruction of Mali's Heritage 25 de agosto de 2016, 00:10The Hague, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) The International Criminal Court (ICC), which prosecuted al Mahdi Ahmad Al Faqi for the destruction of monuments in Timbuktu, will issue its final veredict on September 27. Judge Raul Pangalangan said that the trial against Al Mahdi concluded and that the court will issue its verdict on September 27 against the member of terrorist Malian group Ansar Dine. UN Recognizes Key Role by Oman in Solution to Crisis in Yemen 24 de agosto de 2016, 17:14Muscat, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) UN Special Envoy for Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed recognized today here the important role that Oman could play to solve the conflict in that country, after the failure of the negotiations in Kuwait. Combats in South Sudan Cause about 300 Deaths 24 de agosto de 2016, 16:47Juba, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) Recent combats in South Sudan between the Army and rebels caused at least 300 dead, according to reports released by both parties today. Saudi Arabia and Cuba Discuss Bilateral Cooperation in Health Sector 24 de agosto de 2016, 15:04Riyadh, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) The government of Saudi Arabia acknowledged today the high professional level Cuban health professionals and thanked them for the work they perform in the kingdom. South Africa: Wins and Losses for ANC after Local Elections 24 de agosto de 2016, 13:38By Deisy Francis Mexidor UNHCR Says 18,000 Refugees leaves Dadaab Camp for Somalia in 2016 24 de agosto de 2016, 13:14 Nairobi, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina)At least 24,000 refugees from the expansive Dadaab camp in northeastern Kenya have so far been assisted to voluntarily return to Somalia since a tripartite agreement was signed in 2014, a senior UN official has said. Olympic Flag Arrives in Tokyo 24 de agosto de 2016, 13:00Tokyo, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina)It will be the second time the Summer Olympics are held in the Japanese capital, which previously hosted the 1964 Summer Olympics. Syria Denounces Violation of its Border by the Turkish Army 24 de agosto de 2016, 11:00 Damascus, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Foreign Ministry today condemned the entry of Turkish troops on the northern border of the province of Aleppo and the city of Jarablos, backed by the International Coalition led by the United States. Cuba Hosts for First Time World Congress of Psychophysiology 24 de agosto de 2016, 00:07 Havana, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) More than 350 specialists from Europe, the United States and Canada will participate in the 18th International Congress of Psychophysiology, taking place for the first time in Latin America, the organizing committee said. Terrorist Attacks Damaged Power Plant in Syria 23 de agosto de 2016, 17:09Damascus, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Terrorist elements fired two homemade rockets against facilities of the power plant of Al Zara, in the central Syrian province of Hama, 210 kilometers north from Damascus. US Secretary of State Visits Northern Nigeria 23 de agosto de 2016, 15:52Abuja, Nigeria, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) US Secretary of State John Kerry stated Tuesday that the security forces of Nigeria should make another effort to gain the confidence of the Nigerian population. Combats Cause 153 Deaths in South Sudan 23 de agosto de 2016, 15:02Juba, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Combats between Government troops and opposition groups in the Sudanese southern state of Jonglei caused the death of 153 people, an Army spokesman reported and media outlets published today. Bulgaria Accuses Four Men of Human Trafficking 23 de agosto de 2016, 13:17Sofia, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Bulgarian Prosecutors accused four Afghans of human trafficking. The four men were trying to smuggle into the country 29 Syrians, authorities reported today. Syria: A Puzzle for the Enemies of the Country 23 de agosto de 2016, 13:02Por Pedro Garcia HernandezDamascus, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) In mid 2012, 624 Cruise missiles were aiming at a similar number of targets on Syrian territory from bases of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Nearly 3,000 Migrants Die in the Mediterranean in Six Months 23 de agosto de 2016, 12:02 Geneva, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) In the first half of 2016, 2,901 migrants died or disappeared in the Mediterranean Sea, while trying to reach European shores, an official report indicates today. UN Provides Assistance in Syrian Provinces 23 de agosto de 2016, 11:34Damascus, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) has delivered school supplies and provided assistance to the Syrian provinces of Latakia and Sweida, the authorities announced today. Libyan Government Supported by UN Does Not Function 23 de agosto de 2016, 11:19Tripoli, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) The Libyan National Agreement Government (NAG) formed and supported by UN does not work, a statement from the House of Representatives asserts, according to media reports today. Nigerian Air Force Kills Several Boko Haram Chiefs 23 de agosto de 2016, 10:29 Abuja, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) The Nigerian air force has killed several Boko Haram chefs and possibly wounded the leader of the group, Abubakar Shekau, in an attack in the northeast of the country. According to Tuesday''s air force report, it bombed extremists in Taye city, in the Sambisa forest, in Borno state, on Friday night. UAE Offers Egypt One-Billion-Dollar Deposit for Six Years 23 de agosto de 2016, 10:11 Abu Dhabi, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) The government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) offered Egypt a one-billion-dollar deposit in the Central Bank for six years, authorized sources confirmed on Tuesday. Angolan Party MPLA Announces Politic Bureau Composition 23 de agosto de 2016, 09:38 Luanda, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) The ruling Angola''s Popular Liberation Movement (MPLA) will today announce the composition of its politic bureau and secretariat in keeping with the country''s statutes, after holding its Seventh Ordinary Congress last week. Iran Highlights Foreign Minister Zarif's Fruitful Visit to Cuba 23 de agosto de 2016, 09:34 Tehran, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Government and journalistic associations in Iran agreed today to praise the good level of cooperation and the strong relations with Cuba, after profusely reviewing the official visit of Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, to the island. Kenya, Best African Country in Rio-2016 23 de agosto de 2016, 09:04 Luanda, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Kenya emerged as the best African country in the Rio-2016 Olympics, occupying the fifteenth position in the overall medal table, as announced by the Public Television. Kenya Strengthens Border Security to Prevent Al Shabab Attacks 23 de agosto de 2016, 07:42Nairiobi, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Kenya has strengthened the security on the border with Somalia, to prevent possible attacks against the communications infrastructure conducted by the anti-government organization Al Shabab, said the North Eastern regional coordinator, Mohamud Saleh. Saudi Arabia Approves Emergency Plan for Hajj 22 de agosto de 2016, 16:59Riyadh, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) The Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz, head of the Supreme Hajj Committee, approved today the general plan of the Civil Defense for emergency situations during the massive Muslim pilgrimage. Conflict in Yemen Causes more than Three Million Displaced 22 de agosto de 2016, 16:46United Nations, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) The conflict in Yemen has resulted in the displacement of more than three million displaced, informed today through a report the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM). Iraqi Police Arrests Child with Explosive Belt in Kirkuk 22 de agosto de 2016, 16:06Baghdad, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) Iraqi police stated today that an 11-old boy was arrested and his explosive belt seized in the vicinity of a Shiite mosque in the city of Kirkuk. Two Killed and 10 Injured in Damascus Terror Attacks 22 de agosto de 2016, 13:48Damascus, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) Two people were killed and 10 others were wounded by Mortar shells attacks against Harasta and Barzeh towns in the suburbs of the Syrian capital; police forces reported today. Iran's Foreign Minister Points Start of a New Era in Ties with Cuba 22 de agosto de 2016, 13:20Havana, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, highlighted today the start of a new chapter in relations between his country and Cuba, which will strengthen and expand existing cooperation ties between the two countries. South Africans Celebrate Fidel Castro's Birthday in Soweto 22 de agosto de 2016, 11:47Pretoria, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of South Africans have expressed their admiration and respect for the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, during a celebration in honor of his 90th birthday at the Soweto campus of the University of Johannesburg. Angola and Argentina Discuss Aspects of Bilateral Cooperation Luanda, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) Argentine Foreign Minister, Susana Malcorra, who is carrying our a 24-hour visit to Angola, will hold talks today with her Angolan peer, Georges Chicoty, on aspects of their bilateral cooperation. Russian Envoy for Middle East Leaves Saudi Arabia with Promises 22 de agosto de 2016, 10:34Riyadh, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) Russia''s special envoy for Africa and the Middle East, Mikhail Bodganov, left on Monday from Jeddah, after receiving promises from Saudi Arabia to work for the solution of regional conflicts, particularly in Syria. Iranian Cleric Warns of Danger of Inciting Sectarian Conflict in Iraq Tehran, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) Iran has confirmed it favors the unity and stability of Iraq, and its commitment to help combat Islamist terrorism, but warned of the danger of inciting conflicts between Sunnis and Shiites in the country. Terrorist Attacks Cause Three Wounded in Damascus Suburb Damascus, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) Terrorist attacks with mortars from East Gutta caused three wounded in the suburb of Sinaa, on the eastern outskirts of Damascus, authorities said on Monday. Cuba Gives Prestige to MPLA Congress in Angola, Political Leader Says 21 de agosto de 2016, 12:16Luanda, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s presence gave prestige to the 7th Ordinary Congress of the ruling Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), Juliao Mateus Paulo (Dino Matrosse), general secretary of the largest political organization in this country, said on Sunday. Dozens of Victims as a Result of Al Shabab's Attack in Somalia Mogadishu, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) At least 45 people were victims of an attack by the terrorist group Al Shabab, as a result of which 15 people were killed, in the northern Somali region of Galkayo, according to local Mayor Yasin Tumey. Tribes and Clans in Hasaka Favor Syria's Territorial Integrity Damascus, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) The board of tribes and clans in the province of Hasaka, 710 kilometers north of Damascus, ratified its support for the country''s territorial integrity and condemned the attacks by Kurdish forces on the Army''s positions. Iranian Foreign Minister Starts Official Visit to Cuba 21 de agosto de 2016, 09:06 Havana, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will arrive in Cuba on Sunday to pay an official visit, as part of a Latin American tour aimed at strengthening relations between his country and the region. Cuban Delegation invited to MPLA Congress Pays tribute to Neto Luanda, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban delegation invited to the VII ordinary Congress of the ruling MPLA, which closes its curtains today, paid tribute to the First president of Angola, Agostinho Neto, by visiting his memorial, in this capital. Dos Santos Re-elected as President of the Ruling MPLA in Angola Luanda, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) The ruling Angola Popular Liberation Movement (MPLA), which today closes its VII Ordinary Congress, reelected Jose Eduardo dos Santos as president of the largest political organization of this nation. Syrian Army Advances in Daraya Community, near Damascus 19 de agosto de 2016, 17:20Damascus, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) Amid clashes street by street, Syrian army units continued their advance today in the town of Daraya, just 10 kilometers southwest of Damascus, said military sources. Strategy of MPLA Leader Defends Aspirations of Angolan People 19 de agosto de 2016, 11:27 Luanda, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) The project called Motion of Strategy of the Leader was approved here today by the 7th Congress of the governing Popular Liberation Movement of Angola (MPLA) defends a reform to carry out the aspirations of this African people. Terrorist Groups Continue Attacks on Civilians in Aleppo, Syria 19 de agosto de 2016, 11:03Damascus, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) The governor of Aleppo, Mohammend Marwan Olabi, has announced the availability of supplies for the besieged city, while terrorist groups have continued mortar attacks in three districts, killing three and wounding 12. Pro-Saudi Coalition Regrets Exit of Volunteer Doctors from Yemen 19 de agosto de 2016, 10:48Riyadh, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) The coalition led by Saudi Arabia against the rebels in Yemen have expressed regret for the withdrawal of the staff of Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) from six hospitals in the country, and said it hoped for urgent discussions to resolve the issue. Cuba, First Latin American Stopover by Iranian FM 19 de agosto de 2016, 10:17 Tehran, Aug 19(Prensa Latina) Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, will arrive in Cuba on Sunday, Aug. 21, on the first stopover of a tour of Latin America which gives particular importance in the political and economic sphere, diplomatic sources today confirmed. Iranian Foreign Minister Enlists Latin American Tour 19 de agosto de 2016, 05:00Tehran, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister of Iran, Mohammad Javad Zarif, will begin next week a tour of six countries in Latin America to expand and strengthen relations and also counter the ''Iran phobia'' that promotes Israel. Cuban Communist Party Welcomes 7th Angolan MPLA Conference 18 de agosto de 2016, 15:36Luanda, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Communist Party (PCC) friendly welcomed today the 7th Ordinary Conference of the governing People''s Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), which began on Wednesday in this capital. Film El Acompañante to Represent Cuba at the Oscars and Goyas 18 de agosto de 2016, 13:18 Havana, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) After successful performances in Latin America, Europe and Asia, the film ''El acompañante'' will represent Cuba at the Oscars and Goya awards, the Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industry (ICAIC) announced today. Venezuela and Saudi Arabia Will Strengthen Bilateral Relations 18 de agosto de 2016, 13:03Caracas, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) The governments of Venezuela and Saudi Arabia agreed to form a technical commission in order to further strengthen socio-economic relations between the two countries. Wave of Terror Attacks Hit Turkey: Seven Dead and Hundreds Injured 18 de agosto de 2016, 12:16 Ankara, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) An escalation of bomb attacks, which were carried out in southeastern Turkey and which have been attributed to the banned Kurdistan Workers'' Party (PKK), has killed seven and injured over 200, according to government sources. Terrorists Assassinate Leader of Reconciliation in Syria 18 de agosto de 2016, 11:41Damascus, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Terrorists assassinated Khaled Kassab al-Masri, head of the reconciliation committee in the province of Daraa, about 100 kilometers south of Damascus. African Students Condemn Blockade Against Cuba 18 de agosto de 2016, 11:33 Havana, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) African students pursuing higher studies in Cuba have condemned the economic, commercial and financial blockade applied by the United States against the island for more than 50 years and which continues today. UN Envoy Asks for a 48-Hour Truce in Aleppo 18 de agosto de 2016, 11:26United Nations, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) The special UN envoy to Syria, Staffan de Mistura, today called for a 48-hour truce in the fighting in the Syrian city of Aleppo, to allow the arrival of humanitarian aid convoys . Reconciliation in Syria is Ongoing Despite Terrorism 18 de agosto de 2016, 11:20 Damascus, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) The reconciliation process in Syria continues despite terrorist attacks and media manipulation by the West, even though 421 localities are complying with the cessation of hostilities. Trump's Adviser Helped Finance Angolan Opposition Movement UNITA 18 de agosto de 2016, 10:33 Luanda, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) US billionaire Paul Manafort, head of Donald Trump''s presidential campaign, helped finance the UNITA opposition movement of Jonas Savimbi during the war in Angola, according the newspaper Jornal de Angola. Angolan President: 'MPLA Has Never Abandoned the People' 17 de agosto de 2016, 17:04Luanda, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) The Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos said today that the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), has never abandoned the people and has been always victorious regarding the political and social mission of each historical period. Zambia Delays Innauguration Ceremony Due to Dispute of Results 17 de agosto de 2016, 11:48Luzaka, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) The swearing-in ceremony of the Zambia re-elected president, Edgar Lungu will be delayed due to the request for challenging the results by the opposition leader, Hakainde Hichilema, according to the media circulation today. Harsh Police Repression in Mali Against Demostrators 17 de agosto de 2016, 11:15Bamako, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of young people manifesting in Mali were repressed by the Mali police using tear gas and rubber bullets. French Police Evacuates Three Irregular Migrant Camps Paris, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) The French police has evacuated today three irregular migrant camps located in the northeast area of this capital, a movement involving between 800 and 900 undocumented people. Venezuelan Foreign Minister Begins Official Contacts in Saudi Arabia Riyadh, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s Foreign Minister, Delcy Rodriguez, today held her first official meetings with political, diplomatic and energy authorities in Saudi Arabia, seeking a consensus to establish a balanced oil prices. Lebanese Prime Minister Congratulates Fidel Castro, Extols Cuba's Rol Beirut, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) Lebanon''s Prime Minister, Tammam Salam, today sent a congratulation message to whom he described as a ''great leader'' Fidel Castro, on occasion of his 90th birthday, while he praised the international dimension of Cuba. Reconciliation Process Advances in Syria Despite Terrorist Sabotage 17 de agosto de 2016, 00:03Damascus, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) Despite the continuous sabotage of terrorist groups, the reconciliation process in Syria has achieved progresses and in four new localities agreements have been reached. Expectations in Lebanon for Egyptian Ideas for a Political Agreement 16 de agosto de 2016, 13:04 Beirut, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Lebanese political circles showed themselves in expectation today regarding the results of the official visit to this capital started by the Egyptian Foreign Minister, Sameh Shoukry, allegedly carrier of ''new ideas'' to unlock the political paralysis. Fifteen Inmates Moved from Guantanamo to UAE 16 de agosto de 2016, 11:52Washington, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) The prison population in the US military prison located at the Guantanamo Naval Base was reduced to 61 prisoners on Tuesday, after 15 inmates were transferred to the UAE. Iran and Russia Define Strategic Cooperation on Crisis in Syria 16 de agosto de 2016, 11:50Tehran, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Iran has stressed the strategic cooperation with Russia in the fight against terrorism in Syria, and said that that they share facilities and capabilities for this purpose, such as a base from which Russian aircraft launched bombings against Islamists in Aleppo, on Tuesday. The Burkini, the Muslim Swimsuit, Raises Heated Debate in France 16 de agosto de 2016, 11:39Paris, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Amid a heated debate about the burkini (the Muslim swimsuit), the candidate to lead the Foundation for Islam in France, Jean-Pierre Chevÿnement, called on Tuesday for freedom whenever it does not affect public order. European Union Strengthening Cooperation with Angola 16 de agosto de 2016, 11:21 Luanda, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) The European union (EU) is today ready to strengthen cooperation with Angola to improve the climate of business in the country, with a view to making it more attractive for investors. Broad Repercussion in Syria on Cuba and Fidel Castro's Birthday 16 de agosto de 2016, 10:37 Damascus, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Syrian media is continuing reviews today of the 90th birthday of the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, and the 51st anniversary of the establishment of relations between the two countries. Van Niekerk's Secret: Anna Botha, Rio's Super-Gran 16 de agosto de 2016, 10:29Pretoria, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) ''My biggest dream and prayer for Wayde (van Niekerk) is that he does not abandon humility,'' said Anna Botha, the coach of the South African sprinter, new world record holder and Olympic champion in the 400 meters. President Calls Mozambicans to Change Agriculture 15 de agosto de 2016, 17:23Maputo, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi urged Mozambican population to forget the political-military crisis that plagues the country today and change family agriculture in business agriculture and boost food independence. Cruel Attack by IS at Syrian-Turkish Border 15 de agosto de 2016, 17:05Cairo, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) A suicide of the terrorist group Islamic State (IS) killed around 40 people, including more than 30 members of the so-called Syrian National Coalition, and two Turkish military men. Edgar Lungu Continues as President of Zambia 15 de agosto de 2016, 15:07Lusaka, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Edgar Lungu defeated his main rival Hakainde Hichilema in tough presidential elections celebrated in Zambia on Thursday, reported today the Electoral Commission on having announced the final result of the day of August 11. Syrian Areas Under Truce Reach 395 15 de agosto de 2016, 12:33Damascus, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) The number of Syrian areas under the ceasefire agreement has reached 395 since February 27th, official sources and the Coordination Center of the truce in the Russian base of Hemymin confirm today. Saudi FM Describes as Positive Level of Relations with Cuba 15 de agosto de 2016, 11:56Riyadh, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Saudi Arabia''s Foreign Minister, Adel Al-Jubeir, described today as positive the level of relations with Cuba, after receiving the island''s ambassador, Enrique Enriquez, who will soon complete his mission to this nation. Saudi FM Describes as Positive Level of Relations with Cuba 15 de agosto de 2016, 11:56Riyadh, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Saudi Arabia''s Foreign Minister, Adel Al-Jubeir, described today as positive the level of relations with Cuba, after receiving the island''s ambassador, Enrique Enriquez, who will soon complete his mission to this nation. Syrian Army Repels Attacks in Aleppo and Holds Positions 15 de agosto de 2016, 11:09Damascus, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Army and allied forces, with support from their own aviation and Russia''s, repelled terrorist attacks in the south and west of the city of Aleppo, 350 kilometers north of Damascus, military sources said. Angola Begins New Vaccination Round Against Yellow Fever 15 de agosto de 2016, 10:35Luanda, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) The Angolan Health Ministry today begins a new round of mass vaccinations against yellow fever, covering 22 municipalities, 12 provinces and 2.9 million people. Saudi Coalition Reopens Sanaa Airport and Denies Attack on School 15 de agosto de 2016, 09:46Riyadh, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) The military coalition, headed by Saudi Arabia, which is fighting against rebels in Yemen, opened Sanaa international airport to humanitarian flights on Monday and rejected charges of killing 10 children in an attack on a school. Nearly 50 Companies to Participate in Middle East Transport Expo 15 de agosto de 2016, 00:02Muscat, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) More than 50 international, regional and national companies confirmed so far their participation in the Middle East Transport & Logistics Expo and Conference (ME-TRANSLOG 2016), which starts on September 5 in Oman. Syria: Nine Killed by Terrorist Attacks in Several Cities 14 de agosto de 2016, 09:31Damascus, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Nine dead and a score of injured men is the result left by terrorist attacks in areas of Alepo, Damascus and Latakia in the last hours, according to informations spread in the Syrian capital. Iran Begins Candidate Registration for Presidential Election in April 14 de agosto de 2016, 02:48Tehran, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Iranian Politicians begin today to outline their strategies for the presidential elections, after the Interior Ministry announced the schedule of registration of candidates, campaign and voting in April and May 2017. Terrorists Murder 40 People in Aleppo, Syria 13 de agosto de 2016, 10:55Damascus, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) Military sources confirmed today that the Front for the Conquest of Levant, before Al Nushra, massacred 40 people who tried to recourse to the reconciliation Aleppo city, at 350 kilometers north of Damascus. International Criminal Court to Trial Malian Rebel 13 de agosto de 2016, 00:05The Hague, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) The International Criminal Court (ICC) announced the trial of Malian insurgent Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi for August 22nd at the headquarters of this court in this Dutch city. Terrorists Kidnap Citizens in Manbij, Syria 12 de agosto de 2016, 16:52Damascus, Aug 12 (Prensa Latina) The Islamic State (Daesh, in Arabic), kidnapped some 2,000 inhabitants of the Manbij city, in northern Syria, seeking to use them as human shields after being cleared from that city. South African TV Station Praises Doctor Training Program in Cuba 12 de agosto de 2016, 15:03Pretoria, Aug 12 (Prensa Latina) The South African State television station SABC praised the program of cooperation with Cuba that has allowed hundreds of youths from poor families to be trained as doctors in the Caribbean island. Conflict in Yemen Intensifies and Number of Victims Rises 12 de agosto de 2016, 14:58Geneva, Aug 12 (Prensa Latina) The conflict in Yemen, which began a year and a half ago with the Houthis rebellion banishing the government, has intensified, UN OCHA head in Yemen George Khoury stated today. Idriss Deby Re-elected as Chad President 08 de agosto de 2016, 10:27N''Djamena, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) Chad president, Idriss Deby, who has ruled the country since 1990, has again assumed the presidency today after been elected to his fifth term of office, gaining 61.56 percent of votes in April''s election. Iran Warns about Foreign Attempts to Sabotage Nuclear Deals 12 de junio de 2016, 11:31Tehran, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani warned that some countries try to sabotage the nuclear deal signed with six world powers, while their implementation makes progress among endless hostilities.