Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina http://www.prensa-latina.cu Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Ghana-Agreement With US on Prisoners in Guantánamo is Null http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14648&SEO=ghana-agreement-with-us-on-prisoners-in-guantanamo-is-null Accra, June 23 (Prensa Latina) The agreement reached with the United States to receive prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay military prison by the government of former President John Dramani Mahama was unconstitutional, the Supreme Court of Justice ruled today. Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain Demand Qatar to Cut Ties with Iran http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14641&SEO=saudi-arabia-uae-bahrain-demand-qatar-to-cut-ties-with-iran Riyadh, June 23 (Prensa Latina) Qatar has to curb its diplomatic relations with Iran and cut off all ties with terrorist organizations, four Arab countries led by Saudi Arabia demanded today as a condition to resume ties with the emirate. Unicef Warns over Increase of Cholera Cases in Yemen http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14635&SEO=unicef-warns-over-increase-of-cholera-cases-in-yemen Sanaa, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) The number of people infected by cholera in Yemen could raise up to 300,000 cases by the end of August, warned the Unicef representative in the country, Meritxell Relano today in Sanaa. Russian Navy Fires Caliber Missiles against Terrorists in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14626&SEO=russian-navy-fires-caliber-missiles-against-terrorists-in-syria Moscow, June 23 (Prensa Latina) At least three units of the Russian Naval Fleet fired six Caliber missiles today against positions of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist movement in the Syrian province of Hama, the Ministry of Defense said in a statement. UNICEF Warns about Impact of Violence on Iraqi Children http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14616&SEO=unicef-warns-about-impact-of-violence-on-iraqi-children United Nations, June 22 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) has warned on Thursday about the impact on Iraqi children of conflict-related violence. UN Security Council Begins Visit to Haiti http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14594&SEO=un-security-council-begins-visit-to-haiti United Nations, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) The UN Security Council began today a three-day visit to Haiti, seeking to pave the way for a new relation between the organization and the Caribbean country. African National Congress Prepares Fifth Political Conference http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14593&SEO=african-national-congress-prepares-fifth-political-conference 22 de junio de 2017, 11:50Pretoria, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) The African National Congress (ANC) is preparing for the holding of its fifth political conference next week, a meeting experts considered today will be vital to face the challenges of that veteran South African organization that will elect its new leadership in December. Russia Denounces Lack of Antiterror Cooperation by USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14592&SEO=russia-denounces-lack-of-antiterror-cooperation-by-usa Moscow, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Foreign Ministry denounced today the United States'' lack of cooperation in the real fight against terrorism in Syria and in Afghanistan, as denunciations of its support for the Islamic State (IS) increase. Uganda World Summit to Help Refugees http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14591&SEO=uganda-world-summit-to-help-refugees Kampala, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) Head of states and government began today here an extraordinary world summit aimed at gathering funds to make life less tragic to the displaced who have found sanctuary in this country. Iran Calls to Fight Tyrannical Political System in Jerusalem Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14587&SEO=iran-calls-to-fight-tyrannical-political-system-in-jerusalem-day Tehran, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) Iranian leaders called today for a worldwide mobilization against the Israeli occupation of Palestine and in defense of Jerusalem, a holy city with which millions of Muslims sympathize with every last Friday of the Ramadan. Iraqi Troops Kill Terrorists in Mosul after Attack on Mosque http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14583&SEO=iraqi-troops-kill-terrorists-in-mosul-after-attack-on-mosque Baghdad, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) Government forces killed a man in charge of explosives for the Islamic State (IS) in the Old City of Mosul, hours after the terrorists blew up the Great Mosque Al-Nuri. South African Unions Condemn Trump Statements on Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14581&SEO=south-african-unions-condemn-trump-statements-on-cuba Pretoria, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) South African Congress Union (Cosatu) denounced today recent statements by US president Donald Trump against Cuba, which it described as an affront to the sovereign right of that people to freely elect its way towards development and progress. Decision to Transfer Islands to Saudi Arabia Pending in Egypt http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14568&SEO=decision-to-transfer-islands-to-saudi-arabia-pending-in-egypt Cairo, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) Supreme Court of Egypt halted the implementation of all previous rulings on the polemic agreement on demarcation of borders with Saudi Arabia, according to which two strategic islands of the Red Sea, Tiran and Sanafir, would be transferred to the latter country. Four African Presidents Receiving Medical Attention Abroad http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14566&SEO=four-african-presidents-receiving-medical-attention-abroad 22 de junio de 2017, 00:24Abuja, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) Four African presidents suffering different illnesses, are travelling abroad to receive medical treatment, commented regional publication Africanews Wednesday. UN Supports Deployment of African Anti-terrorist Troops in Sahel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14560&SEO=un-supports-deployment-of-african-anti-terrorist-troops-in-sahel United Nations, June 21 (PL) The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted today resolution 2359 to support the deployment of African anti-terrorist troops in the Sahel. China Reiterates Willingness to Aid Africa in Reducing Poverty http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14559&SEO=china-reiterates-willingness-to-aid-africa-in-reducing-poverty Addis Ababa, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) Wang Yi, minister of Foreign Affairs of China, reiterated today this country´s willingness to strengthen cooperation with Africa to achieve sustainable and independent development and reduce poverty. Donald Trump´s Senior Adviser Meets with Israeli Prime Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14557&SEO=donald-trumpas-senior-adviser-meets-with-israeli-prime-minister Tel Aviv, June 21 (Prensa Latina) One of US President Donald Trump´s Senior Advisers, his son-in-law Jared Kushner, has held a meeting in Israel on Wednesday with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to debate on the stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Egypt Supplies Gaza with Fuel to Generate Electricity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14553&SEO=egypt-supplies-gaza-with-fuel-to-generate-electricity Gaza, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) Egypt today sent 11 trucks loaded with half a million liters of fuel to the Gaza Strip to try to alleviate the energy crisis suffered by the Palestinian population of this coastal enclave. Russian, Syrian Fighter Jets Hit ISIS Hard in Eastern Hama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14551&SEO=russian-syrian-fighter-jets-hit-isis-hard-in-eastern-hama Damascus, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) In a joint military operation Russian and Syrian fighter jets pounded ISIS positions and movements in Eastern Hama and inflicted heavy losses on the terrorist organization, military sources reported. Record 141 Million People in Need of Humanitarian Aid http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14530&SEO=record-141-million-people-in-need-of-humanitarian-aid United Nations, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) An unprecedented 141 million people in 37 countries need help to survive, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) warned today. Iran Supports Iraq's Antiterrorist Struggle, Palestinian Resistance http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14527&SEO=iran-supports-iraqs-antiterrorist-struggle-palestinian-resistance Tehran, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) Iran on Wednesday guaranteed its support for the struggle against the Islamic State (ISIS), but underlined that the fight against terrorism cannot relegate the resistance against Israel''s Zionism and the liberation of Jerusalem. Iran Exports More than a Thousand Tonnes of Food Daily to Qatar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14504&SEO=iran-exports-more-than-a-thousand-tonnes-of-food-daily-to-qatar 20 de junio de 2017, 15:34Tehran, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) Iran exports more than 1,100 tonnes of food daily to Qatar since the outbreak of the crisis in that Arab country with three of its partners of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), was reported today. Bahrain to Revoke Passports of Nationals Who Visit Qatar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14499&SEO=bahrain-to-revoke-passports-of-nationals-who-visit-qatar Manama,Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) Bahrain''s Interior Ministry has issued an order according to which the passport of any Bahraini citizen who travels to Qatar, resides there, or even crosses Qatari soil en route to other countries, would be revoked. BRICS FMs Discussed Top World Issues in Beijing Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14497&SEO=brics-fms-discussed-top-world-issues-in-beijing-meeting Beijing, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) Trade, climate change, reforms of the United Nations and fight the scourge of terrorism were high on the agenda when BRICS Ministers of Foreign Affairs met in Beijing, in preparation for the group''s 2017 summit to be held in Xiamen later this year. Cuba Hosts First International Junior High School Workshop http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14490&SEO=cuba-hosts-first-international-junior-high-school-workshop Havana, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) With a tribute to the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, the 1st International Junior High School Workshop ‘For an inclusive school'' was opened today at the Conference Center in this capital, with the participation of about 200 delegates. South African Airways Assures Will Pay Debt http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14488&SEO=south-african-airways-assures-will-pay-debt Pretoria, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) South African Airways (SAA) said Tuesday it is optimistic it will be able to meet its debt obligations amounting to 688,446,321 USD by the end of June, SA News reported. Syria Tries to Restore Harmony Amid Brutal War http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14485&SEO=syria-tries-to-restore-harmony-amid-brutal-war Por Pedro Garcia HernandezDamascus, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) Amid a war aimed at destroying the nation, Syria expects to achieve harmony among all citizens, something that used to characterize the region, rather than tolerance and reconciliation. Egyptian Forces Halt Terrorist Attack in Sinai http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14483&SEO=egyptian-forces-halt-terrorist-attack-in-sinai Cairo, June 20 (Prensa Latina) Police forces in the eastern city of El-Arish, the capital of the Egyptian province of Sinai, repelled in the last hours a ''big'' attack by Islamic armed extremists. Syrian Army Moves Forward Despite Terrorist Opposition http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14478&SEO=syrian-army-moves-forward-despite-terrorist-opposition Damascus, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) Syrian army units and Allied militias move forward in Raqqa province in front of terrorist groups and the recent bombing of the coalition led by the United States, military sources reported today. Iran Condemns Hostile Policy of Donald Trump against Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14471&SEO=iran-condemns-hostile-policy-of-donald-trump-against-cuba Tehran, June 20 (Prensa Latina) Iran condemned today the new sanctions of Donald Trump''s administration against Cuba after announcing a reversal of the political approach initiated by his predecessor, Barack Obama. Chinese Businesspeople Explore Ethiopian Potential http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14466&SEO=chinese-businesspeople-explore-ethiopian-potential Addis Ababa, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) Executive officers of 70 Chinese companies are currently exploring new business opportunities in Ethiopia, in areas such as information and communication technologies (ICT). Russia Confirms New Inter-Syrian Round in Astana for July http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14465&SEO=russia-confirms-new-inter-syrian-round-in-astana-for-july Moscow, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) Russia confirmed today the decision to hold a new negotiation round on July 4-5 in Astana, among leaders of armed groups from the so-called moderate opposition and Syrian Government representatives. Qatar will not Negotiate under Boycott, UAE Suggests Long Blockade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14463&SEO=qatar-will-not-negotiate-under-boycott-uae-suggests-long-blockade Doha, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) Qatar ruled out the negotiation with countries that broke off ties two weeks ago as the diplomatic and economic boycott prevails, while the United Arab Emirates (UAE) suggested today that the isolation of Qatar might last years. Mining Entrepreneurs in Legal Battle Against S.A. Government http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14448&SEO=mining-entrepreneurs-in-legal-battle-against-s.a.-government Pretoria, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) The South African government gets ready for a judicial battle against powerful Mining Chamber of South Africa, which rejects the recently published Mining Chart of 2017, that among other purposes, wants to increase the number of black owners in the sector of mining. Syria, Cuba Ratify Interest in Parliamentary Exchanges http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14447&SEO=syria-cuba-ratify-interest-in-parliamentary-exchanges Damascus, June 19 (Prensa Latina) Ayman Malandi, President of the Syrian parliamentary friendship group with Cuba, reaffirmed today the interest in exchanges between the two countries during a meeting with the island''s ambassador, Rogerio Santana. Lower Income South Africans Benefited by New Social Program http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14443&SEO=lower-income-south-africans-benefited-by-new-social-program Pretoria, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) Lower income South Africans can now benefit from the Social Housing Program after the Jacob Zuma Government made adjustment to the plan to accommodate them. Ebola Vaccine Developed in Canada Shows Promising Results http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14436&SEO=ebola-vaccine-developed-in-canada-shows-promising-results Ottawa, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) A phase 1 randomized controlled trial has found an Ebola virus disease (EVD) vaccine, developed in Canada, was well-tolerated with no safety concerns, and high antibodies were present in participants 6 months after immunization. Chinese President Predicts a Golden Decade for BRICS http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14434&SEO=chinese-president-predicts-a-golden-decade-for-brics Beijing, June 19 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping said today that cooperation between the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) countries will be more productive and will mark the begining of a new golden decade. Iran Brands as Crushing and Successful Attack on IS in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14422&SEO=iran-brands-as-crushing-and-successful-attack-on-is-in-syria Tehran, June 19 (Prensa Latina) Iran described today the missile attack against the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group in the Syrian province of Deir Ez-Zour as crushing and successful, destroying command centers and weapons depots. Iran Warns ISIS with Powerful Strikes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14421&SEO=iran-warns-isis-with-powerful-strikes Teheran, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) After striking ISIS positions earlier this month in retaliation for Tehran twin attacks, Iran has warned the terrorist organization it will launch powerful blows against its militants. Russia Suspends Memorandum of Cooperation with US in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14419&SEO=russia-suspends-memorandum-of-cooperation-with-us-in-syria Moscow, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Ministry of Defense (MINDEF) has suspended as of today the memorandum of cooperation with the United States to avoid air incidents in Syria and warned of the monitoring of international coalition apparatus. 2017 BRICS Games Kicks Off in Guangzhou,China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14411&SEO=2017-brics-games-kicks-off-in-guangzhouchina Beijing, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina)The curtain was raised on the first ever BRICS Games at the Guangzhou Baiyun International Convention Center on Saturday evening. Burkina Faso Court of Justice Suspends Trial of Former President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14410&SEO=burkina-faso-court-of-justice-suspends-trial-of-former-president Ouagadougou,Jun 18 (Prensa Latina)The High Court of Justice of Burkina Faso has suspended its trial of thirty four ex-ministers of former President Blaise Compaore's government, pending the correction of its prosecution texts. US Intensifies Support to Armed Groups in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14404&SEO=us-intensifies-support-to-armed-groups-in-syria Damascus, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) The United States intensifies military and operational support to armed groups of the Kurdish Popular Protection Units of Syria and other opposition groups, press media denounced in the Syrian capital Sunday. Russian Warplanes Kill 2 Top ISIS Commanders: Defense Ministry http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14402&SEO=russian-warplanes-kill-2-top-isis-commanders-defense-ministry 18 de junio de 2017, 09:44Moscow,Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Air forces eliminated two top Islamic State (ISIS) field commanders and some 180 terrorists during airstrikes in Syria in early June, the Russian Defense Ministry said Saturday. Roadside Explosion in Cairo Kills Egyptian Policeman http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14398&SEO=roadside-explosion-in-cairo-kills-egyptian-policeman Cairo,Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) An Egyptian policeman was killed and four wounded by a roadside explosive near the Cairo suburb of Maadi on Sunday, the Interior Ministry said in a statement. UN Calls for Combating Desertification and Drought on World Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14386&SEO=un-calls-for-combating-desertification-and-drought-on-world-day United Nations, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) On the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, the UN urged the international community to prioritize attention to phenomena that have a serious impact on humanity. BRICS Agriculture Ministers Promote Cooperation in China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14384&SEO=brics-agriculture-ministers-promote-cooperation-in-china Beijing, June 17 (Prensa Latina) BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) agriculture ministers highlighted today the importance of cooperation and food security in Nanjing, in the south of the country. Lack of Funds Threatens UNICEF Assistance to Syrian Children http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14378&SEO=lack-of-funds-threatens-unicef-assistance-to-syrian-children United Nations, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) warned today that the lack of financial resources jeopardizes its programs to assist more than nine million Syrian children within the Levant and in neighboring states. Mozambican President Expresses Willingness to Strengthen Ties with Cu http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14358&SEO=mozambican-president-expresses-willingness-to-strengthen-ties-with-cu 16 de junio de 2017, 14:57Havana, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) Mozambican President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi express today his country''s willingness to strengthen ties of friendship and cooperation with Cuba, a relation that began in August of 1975. Power Plant in Syrian City of Daraa Out of Service http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14353&SEO=power-plant-in-syrian-city-of-daraa-out-of-service Damascus, June 16 (Prensa Latina) Al Naimah power station, which supplies the city of Daraa, was reportedly shut down after suffering a terrorist attack. China, Brazil Prepare for Next BRICS Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14350&SEO=china-brazil-prepare-for-next-brics-summit Beijing, June 16 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Vice-President Li Yuanchao and Brazilian Foreign Minister Aloysio Nunes Ferreira agreed to work on preparations for the next BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) summit. Djibouti On Alert as Eritrea Occupies Territory Abandoned by Qatar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14346&SEO=djibouti-on-alert-as-eritrea-occupies-territory-abandoned-by-qatar Djibuti,Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) Djibouti accused neighbouring Eritrea on Friday of occupying a disputed territory along their border after Qatar withdrew its peacekeepers. Havana to Host Latin America International Folklore Lab http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14345&SEO=havana-to-host-latin-america-international-folklore-lab Havana, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) From July 3 to 15, the Cuban capital will receive the International Laboratory of Folklor FolkCuba 2017, an initiative organized to promote the dances and the national customs, reported the organizers Friday. S. African President Tells Youth to Embrace Education to Build Future http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14333&SEO=s.-african-president-tells-youth-to-embrace-education-to-build-future Pretoria, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) South African President Jacob Zuma has called on the country''s youth to place education at the forefront of their lives so that they build their future. US Warships in Qatar for Naval Maneuvers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14332&SEO=us-warships-in-qatar-for-naval-maneuvers Doha, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) Two US warships are in Qatar now to conduct joint training with that Arab Emirate at the brink of a diplomatic and political crisis with its neighbors of the Persian Gulf and other Islamic States. Iraqi Troops Corner Islamic State in Mosul http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14331&SEO=iraqi-troops-corner-islamic-state-in-mosul Baghdad, Jun16 (Prensa Latina) Iraqi government forces plan today to complete the siege of the Islamic State (IS) in the Old City of Mosul, after reconquering the neighborhood of Bab Sinjar and stationing in the surroundings of Farouq district. Prensa Latina: Always Committed to Truth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14328&SEO=prensa-latina-always-committed-to-truth Por Nayara Tardo*Havana (Prensa Latina) When in 1959 the big media monopolies published distorted news about Cuba and its revolutionary process, Prensa Latina spread the truth about the Caribbean island around the world. South Africa Calls for Calm in Lesotho http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14311&SEO=south-africa-calls-for-calm-in-lesotho Pretoria, June 15 (Prensa Latina) South African government has called for calm in the neighboring kingdom of Lesotho, following the killing of Prime Minister-elect Tom Thabane's estranged wife Lipolelo Thabane. Clashes between Terrorist Groups in Syrian South http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14309&SEO=clashes-between-terrorist-groups-in-syrian-south Damascus, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) Members of the so-called Syrian Free Army, supported by the United States, clashed with the group Jaish Haqlid Ibn al Walid, allied to the Islamic State (IS), in the southern area of Damascus, according to reports today by military sources. Russia Warns over USA Deploying Multiple Rocket Launchers in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14299&SEO=russia-warns-over-usa-deploying-multiple-rocket-launchers-in-syria Moscow, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) The United States has redeployed multiple launchers of the series High Mobility Advanced Rocket System, better known for its acronym HIMARS, from Jordan to Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry publicly confirmed on Thursday. USA Handling of Ghanian Deportees is Innhuman http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14295&SEO=usa-handling-of-ghanian-deportees-is-innhuman Accra, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) The Member of Parliament for South Tongo constituency in the Volta region Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has condemned the inhumane treatment of Ghanaian deportees from the USA. Philippines Arrested Senior Member of ISIS Backed Maute Group http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14294&SEO=philippines-arrested-senior-member-of-isis-backed-maute-group Manila, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) The Philippines military said it arrested one of the Maute brothers today, a senior member of the Islamic State-backed militants it is fighting in the southern city Marawi. Eritrea-Ethiopia Border Tensions Persists Due to US Meddling http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14290&SEO=eritrea-ethiopia-border-tensions-persists-due-to-us-meddling Asmara,Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki has accused the United States of being the architects of the borderline tension between them and neighbouring Ethiopia. 31 Killed in Al-Shabab Attack on Restaurant in Somali Capital http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14288&SEO=31-killed-in-al-shabab-attack-on-restaurant-in-somali-capital Mogadiscio, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina)The death toll in an overnight attack by al-Shabab terrorists on a popular restaurant in Somalia''s capital has risen to 31, according to local media. Luanda Port Receives Fewer Ships and More Cargo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14285&SEO=luanda-port-receives-fewer-ships-and-more-cargo 15 de junio de 2017, 11:36Luanda, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) Angola''s largest port in Luanda has received fewer long-haul ships but moved a larger number of goods compared to 2016, official sources reported on occasion of its founding 72 years ago. Lesotho: Police Looks for Assassins of Prime Minister Wife http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14284&SEO=lesotho-police-looks-for-assassins-of-prime-minister-wife 15 de junio de 2017, 11:35Maseru, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) Lesotho police are looking for the killers of the wife of the prime minister, Thomas Thabane, who will take office tomorrow after winning the June 3 elections. Iran Exports more Food to Qatar amid Crisis in Persian Gulf http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14278&SEO=iran-exports-more-food-to-qatar-amid-crisis-in-persian-gulf Tehran, June 15 (Prensa Latina) Iran sent more food to Qatar today after exporting three tons of fresh fish and 180 tons of fruit and vegetables to alleviate shortages suffered by the emirate over the boycott of three Persian Gulf countries. U.S. Intensifies Actions against Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14270&SEO=u.s.-intensifies-actions-against-syria Por Pedro Garcia HernandezDamascus, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) The United States'' actions against Syria continue intensifying amid a new crisis in the Middle East between Qatar and Saudi Arabia that evidently seems a maneuver to distort its real objectives. UN Official for Syria Expects New Inter-Syrian Talks in July http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14263&SEO=un-official-for-syria-expects-new-inter-syrian-talks-in-july United Nations, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations (UN) Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, said he expected to call, in July, the seventh round of talks in Geneva, between the Government and opposition representatives. Niger: Ninety-Two Illegal Migrants Saved from Secure Death http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14251&SEO=niger-ninety-two-illegal-migrants-saved-from-secure-death Niamey, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Almost 100 African illegal migrants -92 exactly- were saved from a secure death in the desert of Sahara by soldiers of the Army of Niger, alerted by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), reported here sources from IOM Wednesday. Security Council Extends African Mission in Somalia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14247&SEO=security-council-extends-african-mission-in-somalia 14 de junio de 2017, 15:52United Nations, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Security Council passed today the resolution 2358 that extends until March 31st, 2018, the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom). Namibian Defense Minister Honors Cuban Pro-independence Antonio Maceo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14245&SEO=namibian-defense-minister-honors-cuban-pro-independence-antonio-maceo 14 de junio de 2017, 15:34Havana, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Namibian Defense Minister, Penda Ya Ndakolo, has paid tribute today to the Cuban pro-independence Antonio Maceo, on the occasion of an official visit to Cuba. UN Calls for Quick Diplomatic Solution to Qatar Crisis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14244&SEO=un-calls-for-quick-diplomatic-solution-to-qatar-crisis 14 de junio de 2017, 15:28United Nations, June 14 (Prensa Latina) UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra''ad al-Hussein, has called for a quick solution on Wednesday to debate on the Qatar diplomatic crisis. Turkey Wants to Open Embassies in All African States http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14235&SEO=turkey-wants-to-open-embassies-in-all-african-states Ankara, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Turkey aims to open embassies in all African countries, a senior foreign ministry official said today. Iraq Asks Saudi Arabia for Proof of Qatar's Links with Terrorism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14220&SEO=iraq-asks-saudi-arabia-for-proof-of-qatars-links-with-terrorism Baghdad, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, who is on an official visit to Saudi Arabia, asked the kingdom for proof of Qatar''s alleged promotion of and support for terrorism. Turkish Foreign Minister Travels to Qatar to Mediate in Conflict http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14207&SEO=turkish-foreign-minister-travels-to-qatar-to-mediate-in-conflict Ankara, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Turkey''s Foreign Minister, Mevlüt Cavusoglu, has traveled to Doha today in an attempt to find a way out of the conflict Qatar is facing with neighboring countries and the region. Intl. Navy Mustering Forces Offshore Somalia to Fight Piracy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14202&SEO=intl.-navy-mustering-forces-offshore-somalia-to-fight-piracy Mogadishu, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) The international naval coalition Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) will reportedly increase its presence in the Bab Al Mandeb Strait, in response to attacks against ships offshore Somalia. Russia Estimates Qatar Crisis Affects Syrian Process http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14195&SEO=russia-estimates-qatar-crisis-affects-syrian-process Moscow, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) The diplomatic crisis on Qatar has adverse effects for strengthening peace efforts in Syria and for fighting terrorism, the Russian President Vladimir Putin said. Conference in Durban to Promote New Ideas to Fight AIDS http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14187&SEO=conference-in-durban-to-promote-new-ideas-to-fight-aids Pretoria, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) The 8th South African Conference on AIDS began today in Durban, focused on new ideas to put an end to that epidemics that infects 2,880,000 people annually in that country. Turkey Sends Delegation to Qatar for Future Military Deployment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14176&SEO=turkey-sends-delegation-to-qatar-for-future-military-deployment Ankara, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) A delegation of three members of the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) reportedly went to Qatar to begin preparations for future military deployment in that country. Egyptian Parliament Passes the Cession of Islands to Riyadh http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14170&SEO=egyptian-parliament-passes-the-cession-of-islands-to-riyadh Cairo, June 13 (Prensa Latina) After three days of debates, the Egyptian Parliament''s Committee on Legislative and Constitutional Affairs spoke today in favor of the government''s decision to cede Saudi Arabia two strategic Red Sea islands. British Military Bases Attacked in Cyprus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14169&SEO=british-military-bases-attacked-in-cyprus Nicosia, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Cyprus security forces are investigating the attack on the British military base in Dhekelia at dawn today, where a policeman was injured after an explosion at the entrance to the barracks. Villagers Return to Freed Areas South of Syrian Capital http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14166&SEO=villagers-return-to-freed-areas-south-of-syrian-capital Damascus, June 13 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of villagers began returning to Drousa, Khan Sheikh and Darkbaye villages in southern Damascus, while the final touches of infrastructure restoration are underway, officials said. Increase in Oil Demand to Help Market Balance, According to OPEC http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14160&SEO=increase-in-oil-demand-to-help-market-balance-according-to-opec London, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) The increase of 2.1 percent in crude oil demand will favor a rebalancing of the market, but in the second half of 2017, a pace slower than expected, OPEC reported today. Iran Calls for Solving Rift over Qatar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14158&SEO=iran-calls-for-solving-rift-over-qatar Tehran, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Iran''s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif underlined Tuesday the need of settling tensions between Qatar and Saudi Arabia through talks. Guinea Bissau Thanks Cuban Contribution to its Independence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14156&SEO=guinea-bissau-thanks-cuban-contribution-to-its-independence Havana, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of National Defense of Guinea-Bissau, Major General Eduardo Costa, thanked here today the contribution of Cuba in the struggle for the independence of his nation and in the effort of his people for development. EU Trusts U.S. will Comply with Nuclear Agreement with Iran http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14151&SEO=eu-trusts-u.s.-will-comply-with-nuclear-agreement-with-iran Oslo, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) The European Union''s high representative for Foreign Policy and Common Security, Federica Mogherini, said today that she is confident that the United States will keep its commitment to the nuclear agreement with Iran, despite its criticisms of the pct. Iran Confirms: Qatar Crisis is Result of Riyadh Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14149&SEO=iran-confirms-qatar-crisis-is-result-of-riyadh-summit Tehran, Jun 13 (prensa Latina) Iran reiterated today that the crisis of several Arab countries with Qatar is a consequence of the Riyadh summit organized by Saudi Arabia with the United States, whose government blamed for destabilizing the region. Terrorist Group Asks for Money to Join Syrian Opposition Coalition http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14146&SEO=terrorist-group-asks-for-money-to-join-syrian-opposition-coalition Damascus, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) The so-called Army of Islam is asking for one million dollars a month to join the so-called ''Coalition of the Opposition'' in Syria, military sources said today in Damascus. South African Conference on AIDS Begins in Durban http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14139&SEO=south-african-conference-on-aids-begins-in-durban Pretoria, Jun 13 (PL) More than 3,000 delegates are participating today in the 8th South African Conference on AIDS, being held at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Conference Center in Durban under the motto ‘Long Road to HIV Prevention; All voices count.'' More than 1,500 Immigrants Rescued at Sea, Arrive in Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14124&SEO=more-than-1500-immigrants-rescued-at-sea-arrive-in-italy Rome, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) More than 1,500 immigrants rescued in the Mediterranean Sea arrived today at the Italian ports of Palermo, Augusta, Catania, Lampedusa and Reggio Calabria, said the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). Increased Violence in Central African Republic, Says UN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14120&SEO=increased-violence-in-central-african-republic-says-un United Nations, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) Parfait Onanga-Anyanga, UN Special Representative for the Central African Republic (CAR) said today at the Security Council that violence increased in the recent weeks in that country. UN Secretary-General Supports UNRWA after Criticism by Israel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14117&SEO=un-secretary-general-supports-unrwa-after-criticism-by-israel 12 de junio de 2017, 16:15United Nations, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guiterres ratified his support to the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called to dismantle it. Syrian Army Rejects Terrorist Attacks in Deraa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14108&SEO=syrian-army-rejects-terrorist-attacks-in-deraa Damascus, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Army rejected attacks from terrorist groups in Deraa, 103 kilometers south of the capital and recuperated sveral points in the suburbs, reported military sources here Monday. Qatar Hosted Taliban at U.S.A Request http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14100&SEO=qatar-hosted-taliban-at-u.s.a-request Doha, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) A senior Qatari official says Qatar hosted the Taliban based on a request from the United States, whose president, along with a number of Arab regimes, have been pressuring Doha over what they say is its support for extremist groups. South Sudan First Vice President Attends Sub-Regional Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14096&SEO=south-sudan-first-vice-president-attends-sub-regional-summit Juba, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) South Sudan''s first vice-president Taban Deng Gay traveled to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where he will attend the extraordinary Intergovernmental Authority Development Summit (IGAD). Syrian Forces Keeps Successful Offensive in Deir Ezzor http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14093&SEO=syrian-forces-keeps-successful-offensive-in-deir-ezzor Damascus, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Air Force successfully attacked Monday positions of ISIS in Deir Ezzor, northern Syria, in Panorama district, al-Iman oil station, al-Tharda, al-Tharda roundabout, Alloush Hill, al-Erfi neighborhood and al-Jneina village. A military source told the Syrian Arab News Agency that many terrorists were killed or injured and their vehicles destroyed during the strikes. Germany Conditions Economic Aid to Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14092&SEO=germany-conditions-economic-aid-to-africa Berlin, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) The German government is holding a cooperation conference with Africa in this capital, in which it makes its economic aid to that continent conditional on political commitments. Leading Iranian MP Ruled Out Presence of Women in Terrorist Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14091&SEO=leading-iranian-mp-ruled-out-presence-of-women-in-terrorist-attack Tehran, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) The presence of one woman among terrorists who raided the Parliament last Wednesday is totally out of question, Chairman of Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi said on Monday. Turkey to Hire Syrian Doctors in Health Centers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14089&SEO=turkey-to-hire-syrian-doctors-in-health-centers Istanbul, Turkey, 12 June (Prensa Latina) Turkey''s Health Minister Recep Akdag announced today here that a program would be implemented to recruit Syrian refugees qualified as doctors or medical personnel in health centers. Qatar Starts Maritime Operations through Oman, Assisted by Iran http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14088&SEO=qatar-starts-maritime-operations-through-oman-assisted-by-iran Doha, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) Qatar today started the transportation of maritime cargo through Oman, after it was forced by a naval boycott imposed by neighboring countries that broke off diplomatic relations, while it continues receiving planes laden with food from Iran. Israel Will Construct More Settlements against UN Resolutions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14085&SEO=israel-will-construct-more-settlements-against-un-resolutions Beirut, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) Against UN Resolutions and peace efforts, Israel has approved the construction of the largest illegal settlement in the West Bank in 25 years. Turkish Products Begin to Invade Supermarkets in Qatar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14080&SEO=turkish-products-begin-to-invade-supermarkets-in-qatar Ankara, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) Numerous Turkish products are beginning to invade the shelves of shops in Qatar, as neighboring Arab states feel the commercial embargo, according to the newspaper Hürriyet. Ethiopia Dramatically Issued: No Food for Displaced People http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14073&SEO=ethiopia-dramatically-issued-no-food-for-displaced-people Addis Ababa, June 12 (Prensa Latina) It will be impossible to feed nearly eight million refugees in our nation by the end of this month, the Ethiopian government warned in a dramatic exhortation to the world. FIFA Optimistic for Conflict Resolution in Persian Gulf http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14070&SEO=fifa-optimistic-for-conflict-resolution-in-persian-gulf Bern, June 11 (Prensa Latina) FIFA President Gianni Infantino has expressed today his optimism about the resolution of the conflict in the Persian Gulf and indicated that Qatar-2022 World Cup is not in danger for the moment. Lavrov and Tillerson Discuss Qatar Crisis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14068&SEO=lavrov-and-tillerson-discuss-qatar-crisis Moscow, June 11 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson have exchanged views on a wide range of foreign policy issues, including the Qatar diplomatic crisis, during their telephone conversation, the Russian Foreign Ministry said. Syrian Army Found Terrorist Workshop in Homs Freed Neighborhood http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14067&SEO=syrian-army-found-terrorist-workshop-in-homs-freed-neighborhood Damascus, Jun 11 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Army mine removers discovered a workshop for the manufacture of explosives in the Al Waer neighborhood, recently freed from terrorist groups in the city of Homs, military sources reported today. Syrian Denounces Attacks by U.S.-led Coalition http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14044&SEO=syrian-denounces-attacks-by-u.s.-led-coalition Damascus, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) Syria denounced the deaths of at least 31 civilians in Raqqa, due to air raids by the international coalition led by the United States, local media reported today. Syrian Army Expels Terrorist Groups from Region near Damascus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14041&SEO=syrian-army-expels-terrorist-groups-from-region-near-damascus Damascus, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) Units of the Syrian Army, in conjunction with allied militias, expelled terrorists groups from the town of Haus al Dawahra, in the region of Eastern Gutta, near Damascus, military sources said today. West Africa Needs Immediate Food Aid http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14034&SEO=west-africa-needs-immediate-food-aid 10 de junio de 2017, 00:22Niamey, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) About three million citizens require immediate food aid in eight West African states, the Ministers of Agriculture of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) said. Angola to Vaccinate Near Three Million People vs. Yellow Fever http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14021&SEO=angola-to-vaccinate-near-three-million-people-vs.-yellow-fever 09 de junio de 2017, 15:59Luanda, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) The 7th stage of the vaccination campaign against the yellow fever in Angola was started today by the Ministry of Health, which expects to increase the total from 18 million to 22 million immunized people. Iran Arrests 41 Suspects Involved in Tehran Attacks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14020&SEO=iran-arrests-41-suspects-involved-in-tehran-attacks 09 de junio de 2017, 15:54Tehran, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) The Iranian Intelligence Ministry today announced the arrest of 41 suspected members of the terrorist organization Islamic State (IS) involved in the attacks on the Majlis (parliament) and the Imam Khomeini Mausoleum. Cargo with Armenian Support Reaches Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14015&SEO=cargo-with-armenian-support-reaches-syria 09 de junio de 2017, 15:15Damascus, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) The Diocesis of Damascus for Ortodox of Armenia received a lot of 40 tons of food support supplied by the people and government of Armenia, reported press media Friday. Syrian Army and Allies Come to Border with Iraq http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14013&SEO=syrian-army-and-allies-come-to-border-with-iraq 09 de junio de 2017, 15:11Damascus, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) In a large and sudden operation, units from the Syrian army and allied groups met with the Iraqi people´s force Hasshed Shabi on the border between Syrian and Iraq in the northeast area of the community Tanef, said today military sources. Suicidal Attack in Market near Karbala Kills 30 Iraqis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14011&SEO=suicidal-attack-in-market-near-karbala-kills-30-iraqis 09 de junio de 2017, 15:05Baghdad, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) At least 30 Iraqis were killed and 35 others wounded today in an attack by a suicide woman in Musayab market near the Shiite holy city of Karbala. Usain Bolt Says Breaking Records Not a Priority http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14007&SEO=usain-bolt-says-breaking-records-not-a-priority Kingston,Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) Usain Bolt says breaking records is not a priority and dedicates tomorrow''s farewell performance to fans. Having established two individual world records Usain Bolt said he would not be attempting to break his 9.58 and 19.19 clocking times to end his final season in glory.''I have already said it, this season is for the fans,'' said Bolt, during a JN Racers Grand Prix press briefing yesterday at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel. Terrorists Killed in Fights in Afghan Province of Nangarhar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14006&SEO=terrorists-killed-in-fights-in-afghan-province-of-nangarhar Kabul, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) The Afghan Army''s Silab body reported today that 15 members of the Islamic State (IS) were killed during Hamza''s operations in Nangarhar province. Iran: Rouhani's Re-election Disappoints Foes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14004&SEO=iran-rouhanis-re-election-disappoints-foes Por Ulises Canales*Beirut (Prensa Latina) With a domestic scenario eager for socio-economic changes, Hassan Rouhani assumes his second consecutive term committed to furthering Iran''s progress without undermining allegiance to the Islamic Revolution, nor sparing in defrauding enemies. SCO Summit Approves Counter-Terrorism Declaration and Convention http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13996&SEO=sco-summit-approves-counter-terrorism-declaration-and-convention Astana, June 9 (Prensa Latina) The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit adopted today the Astana Declaration, which is annexed to the antiterrorism convention and accepted Pakistan and India in its ranks. President al-Assad, Situation in Syria Improving http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13992&SEO=president-al-assad-situation-in-syria-improving Damascus, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) President Bashar al-Assad affirmed that the situation in Syria has improved dramatically because the terrorist groups, mainly ISIS, al-Nusra and like-minded groups who are Wahhabi terrorist extremist groups, are retreating. Syrian Army Consolidates Positions East of Aleppo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13989&SEO=syrian-army-consolidates-positions-east-of-aleppo Damascus, June 9 (Prensa Latina) Syrian army units and allied militias consolidated positions east of Aleppo province and west of Raqqa, after retaking 37 villages and towns, military sources confirmed today. BRICS Media in Search of Shared Future Opportunities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13986&SEO=brics-media-in-search-of-shared-future-opportunities Beijing, June 9 (Prensa Latina) BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) media are betting on opportunities for a shared future in order to advance as a bloc in the balance and agreement of international criteria. Turkey to Deploy Aircraft and Warships in Qatar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13984&SEO=turkey-to-deploy-aircraft-and-warships-in-qatar Ankara, June 9 (Prensa Latina) Under the two military agreements approved in the National Assembly, the Turkish authorities will send aircraft and warships to Qatar, according to official sources. UN: Islamic State Gives Way but Still a Serious Danger http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13975&SEO=un-islamic-state-gives-way-but-still-a-serious-danger 08 de junio de 2017, 14:55United Nations, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman warned today in the Security Council that the Islamic State (ISIS) continues to represent a serious threat, despite the blows it suffered in recent years months. ICAP President Satisfied by Conference in Namibia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13973&SEO=icap-president-satisfied-by-conference-in-namibia 08 de junio de 2017, 14:52By Ilsa Rodriguez Emirates Post Group Stops All Types of Postal Services to Qatar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13966&SEO=emirates-post-group-stops-all-types-of-postal-services-to-qatar Abu Dhabi,Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) Emirates Post Group, upon instructions of the Government of the United Arab Emirates, has suspended all postal services to Qatar in all its postal offices in the UAE from June 6, 2017, and will remain so until further notice. Ecologist Killed by Rhinoceros at Akagera Park in Rwanda http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13960&SEO=ecologist-killed-by-rhinoceros-at-akagera-park-in-rwanda Kigali,Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) An ecologist,Hungarian Krisztián Gyöngyi, was today killed by a rhinoceros in Akagera National Park while out tracking animals in the park, this was confirmed in a statement issued by the park management yesterday. Astana Talks on Syria Slated for June 20 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13951&SEO=astana-talks-on-syria-slated-for-june-20 08 de junio de 2017, 10:02Moscow, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) Russian President''s Special Representative for the Middle East and Africa, Deputy Foreign Minister, Mikhail Bogdanov, announced Thursday that initial date of the coming round of Astana talks on Syrian has been set for June 20 after it was scheduled for June 12-13. Astana Syria Peace Talks Postponed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13950&SEO=astana-syria-peace-talks-postponed Damascus, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) The new round of Astana, Kazakhstan, talks on Syrian crisis that was scheduled for June 12-13 have been postponed to a date yet to be slated, Kazakh Foreign Ministry spokesman Anuar Zhainakov on Thursday. Victims of Attack in Iran Raise to 17, Terrorists Identified http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13942&SEO=victims-of-attack-in-iran-raise-to-17-terrorists-identified Tehran, June 8 (Prensa Latina) Iran raised to 17 the death toll in Wednesday''s attacks in the capital that also left 52 wounded, while the Intelligence Ministry identified the terrorists involved in the attacks. Tehran Attack Suspects Involved in ISIS Terrorist Actions in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13941&SEO=tehran-attack-suspects-involved-in-isis-terrorist-actions-in-syria Tehran, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) Five of Tehran attack suspects participated in terrorist attacks in ISIS strongholds in Syria''s Raqqa and Iraqi Mosul, according to the Iranian Security Ministry. Russia Says Humanitarian Situation in Syria Improving http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13939&SEO=russia-says-humanitarian-situation-in-syria-improving Moscow, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) Humanitarian situation in Syria is improving and the Government continues to deliver aid and rehabilitate infrastructure destroyed by ISIS and other terrorist organizations to help displaced citizens return to their homes, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova stressed Thursday. Syrian Forces Strike ISIS and Al-Nusra Terrorist Groups Hard http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13937&SEO=syrian-forces-strike-isis-and-al-nusra-terrorist-groups-hard Damascus, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) Army units with support of the Syrian Air Force have kept their offensive against formations of ISIS and former Al-Nusra Front in several parts of the country killing dozens of terrorists, destroying their weaponry. Oldest Homo Sapiens Fossils Discovered in Morocco http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13935&SEO=oldest-homo-sapiens-fossils-discovered-in-morocco Rabat, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) A team of European and Moroccan archaeologists has discovered in Yebel Irhoud, Morocco, the oldest known fossils of Homo Sapiens, dating back to between 300,000 and 350,000 years, Nature magazine published today. Oman and Qatar Condemn Terrorist Attacks against Iran http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13932&SEO=oman-and-qatar-condemn-terrorist-attacks-against-iran Muscat, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Oman and Qatar strongly condemned today the terrorist attacks against Iran, an act of solidarity that the rest of its partners in the Gulf Cooperation Council did not show, but Iraq, Lebanon and Syria did. Egypt and Ethiopia Still in Dispute for Dam on the Nile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13931&SEO=egypt-and-ethiopia-still-in-dispute-for-dam-on-the-nile Cairo, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) The Egypt and Ethiopia''s governments are still analyzing the preliminary report on the environmental and economic impact of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam-hydroelectric station over the Nile, an issue that has caused a dispute between the two countries. Kuwaiti Emir Arrives in UAE to Mediate in Dispute with Qatar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13925&SEO=kuwaiti-emir-arrives-in-uae-to-mediate-in-dispute-with-qatar Abu Dhabi, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) The Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, arrived today in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) seeking a solñution to the regional crisis with Qatar, a day after making the same effort in Saudi Arabia. Kenyans Might Buy Weapons to Face Somali Guerrilla http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13917&SEO=kenyans-might-buy-weapons-to-face-somali-guerrilla Nairobi, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Seven Kenyan parliamentarians threatened today to mobilize their populations to buy weapons from Somalia to protect themselves against attacks by Al Shabab commandos. French Govt. Creates Special Force to Confront Terrorism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13915&SEO=french-govt.-creates-special-force-to-confront-terrorism Paris, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) The French government announced today the creation of a special force to coordinate intelligence services with a view to strengthening the fight against terrorism. Cuba and Cape Verde to Strengthen Cultural Exchange http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13912&SEO=cuba-and-cape-verde-to-strengthen-cultural-exchange Havana, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) With the purpose to strengthen bilateral links, Cuban Culture Minister Abel Prieto and his counterpart from Cape Verde, Abraão Aníbal Barbosa, signed an agreement for exchange until 2019, local authorities reported here Wednesday. Turkish Parliament to Vote Deployment of More Troops in Qatar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13910&SEO=turkish-parliament-to-vote-deployment-of-more-troops-in-qatar Ankara, June 7 (Prensa Latina) Turkish parliament is to urgently debate a bill that would allow its troops to be deployed to a Turkish military base in Qatar, according to the Sabah daily, citing official sources. Command Forces Allied to Syria Condemn US Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13904&SEO=command-forces-allied-to-syria-condemn-us-attack Damascus, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) The Command forces allied to Syria condemned the recent aggression by the United States-led coalition, which it described as a ''cowardly act'' and demonstrative of Washington''s support to terrorists, according to a statement released today . Election in Angola: The Table Is Served http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13902&SEO=election-in-angola-the-table-is-served Luanda, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) After the party''s places in the ballots and the time to make political propaganda on radio and television are defined, the table is served for general election in Angola on August 23. African Conference of Solidarity with Cuba Concludes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13899&SEO=african-conference-of-solidarity-with-cuba-concludes Windhoek, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) The 5th African Continental Conference of Solidarity with Cuba concluded today with a tribute to the heroes of this country, before whose monument the participants placed a wreath after two days of deliberations in this capital. 12 Dead as IS Group Claims First Attack in Iran http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13896&SEO=12-dead-as-is-group-claims-first-attack-in-iran Tehran, June 7 (Prensa Latina) A group of between three and seven men, according to discordant versions, attacked today the Iranian Majlis (Parliament) and an unknown person detonated an explosive in the mausoleum of Imam Khomeini, founder of the Islamic Republic. Qatar Calls on UN to Intervene in Violation of its Citizen Rights http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13890&SEO=qatar-calls-on-un-to-intervene-in-violation-of-its-citizen-rights Doha, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Qatar denounced today that the ultimatum that was given by Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain to its citizens to leave those countries is a violation of human rights and requires UN intervention. Syria Strongly Condemns Terrorist Attack in Tehran, Iran http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13889&SEO=syria-strongly-condemns-terrorist-attack-in-tehran-iran Damascus, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Syria has strongly condemned the two terrorist attacks which took place in Iran earlier today, stressing that such bloody actions that are backed by well-known countries will not discourage Syria and Iran from continuing to fight terrorism. South African Economy in Contraction: a Great Concern http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13888&SEO=south-african-economy-in-contraction-a-great-concern Pretoria, June 7 (Prensa Latina) The announcement on the contraction of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in South Africa in the first quarter of 2017 is causing great concern in South Africa today, which suffered its last recession in 2009. Iran: Parliament and Mausoleum of Imam Khomeini Attacked http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13887&SEO=iran-parliament-and-mausoleum-of-imam-khomeini-attacked Tehran, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Three men attacked Iran''s Majlis (Parliament) and injured three security guards, while a suicide attacker killed himself at the mausoleum of Imam Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic republic. Russia Strongly Denounces US-led Coalition Air Strike on Syrian Force http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13886&SEO=russia-strongly-denounces-us-led-coalition-air-strike-on-syrian-force Moscow, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) The new US-led attack against positions of Syrian Army in southern Syria is a strike against the most effective counter terrorist force besides being a violation of sovereignty, the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov denounced. Russia To Summon Extraordinary Security Council Meeting on Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13877&SEO=russia-to-summon-extraordinary-security-council-meeting-on-syria Moscow, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) Russia will summon an extraordinary meeting of the UN Security Council (SC) after a new attack by the United States against Syrian governmental forces, said today Senator Frants Klintsevich. Nigerian Army Investigates Abuse by Nigerian Soldiers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13874&SEO=nigerian-army-investigates-abuse-by-nigerian-soldiers Abuja, May 6 (Prensa Latina) The Nigerian Army announced today that investigates alleged acts of abuse or wrongdoing of its soldiers in refugee camps, in a country where the war against Islamists has already displaced 2 million people. Angola to Keep Committed to Nature Protection http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13869&SEO=angola-to-keep-committed-to-nature-protection Luanda, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) Focused on fighting poaching and protecting biodiversity, Angola will continue committed to nature preservation, Environment Minister Fatima Jardim asserted today. Mali Seeks European Aid for African Sahel-G5 Joint Task Force http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13868&SEO=mali-seeks-european-aid-for-african-sahel-g5-joint-task-force Bamako, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) The Malian Government asked today the European Union (EU) to supply $50 million euros for the deployment of the Sahel G5''s Joint Task Force (SG-5) in the action targets of this regional organization. Strong Iranian Diplomatic Contacts over Gulf Crisis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13866&SEO=strong-iranian-diplomatic-contacts-over-gulf-crisis Tehran, June 6 (Prensa Latina) Iran held close diplomatic contacts with nine nations and the European Union (EU) to analyze possible solutions to the present crisis between Arab countries in the Persian Gulf following some disputes with Qatar, according to official sources. Regional Organization Approves Entry of Morocco http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13865&SEO=regional-organization-approves-entry-of-morocco Monrovia, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) Morocco entered today the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), as it was announced in the final statement of the organization''s summit that was held in this city, the capital of Liberia. African Countries to Strengthen Solidarity with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13862&SEO=african-countries-to-strengthen-solidarity-with-cuba Windhoek, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) Close to 200 delegates from 26 African countries committed today to strengthen the solidarity movements with Cuba in this continent, in a struggle for unity and truth. Lebanese Police Arrested IS Suicide Attack Plotter http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13860&SEO=lebanese-police-arrested-is-suicide-attack-plotter Beirut, June 6 (Prensa Latina) Lebanese police have arrested today a Lebanese man accused of planning a suicide attack on behalf of the Islamic State (IS), while President Michel Aoun discussed the anti-terrorist strategy with a high-ranking US military official. Germany is Concern of G20 Joint Statement on Climate Change http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13858&SEO=germany-is-concern-of-g20-joint-statement-on-climate-change Berlin, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) Germany expressed today its concern about the possibility to issue a joint statement regarding climate change, trade and migration flows. UN: Israeli Occupation of Palestine Generates Humanitarian Crisis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13855&SEO=un-israeli-occupation-of-palestine-generates-humanitarian-crisis United Nations, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) The Israeli occupation of Palestine is half a century old today, a situation that generates chronic needs, warned UN humanitarian coordinator Robert Piper. Persian Gulf: Qatar Is Isolated and Its Neighbors Are Shackled http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13849&SEO=persian-gulf-qatar-is-isolated-and-its-neighbors-are-shackled Por Ulises CanalesBeirut, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have bet on isolating Qatar totally in an action whose leitmotiv was terrorism but which neither takes anyone by surprise nor reveals the real reasons for the breaking-off of relations. South Africa's Economy Tumbles http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13843&SEO=south-africas-economy-tumbles Pretoria, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) South Africa''s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) contracted to -0.7% in the first quarter of 2017, down from 0.3% in the fourth quarter of 2016, Statistics South Africa announced on Tuesday. Qatar Claims to Be Open to Mediation Efforts in Gulf Crisis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13845&SEO=qatar-claims-to-be-open-to-mediation-efforts-in-gulf-crisis Doha, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) Qatar''s Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani said today that his country is open to Kuwait''s mediation efforts to reduce tension with its Arab neighbors from the Persian Gulf who broke diplomatic relations. China Pardons Part of Angolan Debt and Opens Bank http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13818&SEO=china-pardons-part-of-angolan-debt-and-opens-bank Luanda, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) China pardoned today a part of the Angolan debt and opened here a bank division, as part of the visit of the adviser of State of the State Council of this Asian country, Wang Yong. Angola Burns a Ton of Ivory while Ratifying Environmental Committment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13811&SEO=angola-burns-a-ton-of-ivory-while-ratifying-environmental-committment Luanda, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Angola has ratified its committmnet to protecting biodiversity as part of the actions on the occasion of the World Environment Day, when the authorities burnt a ton of ivory seized topoachers and traffickers. ICAP President Calls in Namibia to Increase Solidarity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13809&SEO=icap-president-calls-in-namibia-to-increase-solidarity Windhoek, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Cuban Institute of Solidarity with the Peoples (ICAP), Fernando Gonzalez, has said today that the complicated international scenario requires increasing the political and solidarity operations to prevent the achievements attained by our peoples being taken away. Turkey Appeals to Dialogue to Solve Crisis with Qatar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13807&SEO=turkey-appeals-to-dialogue-to-solve-crisis-with-qatar Ankara, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) The Foreign Affairs Ministry of Turkey was sorry for the decision adopted by seven countries to break diplomatic relations with Qatar and appealed to the dialogue and cooperation as formulas to overcome the crisis. Namibian President Pays Tribute to Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13802&SEO=namibian-president-pays-tribute-to-fidel-castro Windhoek, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Namibian President Hage G. Geingob, gave a trbute to Cuban Revolution historical leader Fidel Castro Ruz Monday. Barcelona- Qatar Airways Ties to be Severed June 30 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13798&SEO=barcelona-qatar-airways-ties-to-be-severed-june-30 Barcelona,Spain,Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Barccelona footbal club of The La Liga outfit will see their current shirt sponsorship deal come to an end on June 30, with the club moving in a different direction for 2017-18. Paramedics Responsible for Child Deaths to be Tried in South Sudan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13797&SEO=paramedics-responsible-for-child-deaths-to-be-tried-in-south-sudan Juba, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Members of a paramedical team responsible for the death of 15 children vaccinated with contaminated syringes will be tried, official sources announced here today. Storm Destroys 1,000 Refugee Homes in Nigeria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13795&SEO=storm-destroys-1000-refugee-homes-in-nigeria Abuja,Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Torrential rains and wind destroyed 1,000 makeshift homes in northeast Nigeria over the weekend, aggravating conditions for the thousands of people displaced by Boko Haram violence, the United Nations said. Togo to Head African Body Amid Controversy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13794&SEO=togo-to-head-african-body-amid-controversy Monrovia, June 5 (Prensa Latina) Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe began today his term in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) with a controversy over the presence of an Israeli delegation at the summit. Syrian Army Fights Terrorists in Deir Ezzor http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13793&SEO=syrian-army-fights-terrorists-in-deir-ezzor Damascus, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) For the third day in a raw, strong fighting by the Syrian Army continued against groups of the Islamic State, Daesh in Arabic, near the city of Deir Ezzor, military sources confirmed today. Middle East Political Uncertainty Weighs on Oil Price http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13792&SEO=middle-east-political-uncertainty-weighs-on-oil-price London, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Oil price fell today in the face of the uncertainty generated by the rupture of relations between Qatar and other Arab states, which could torpedo the OPEC agreement to limit crude oil production. About 100,000 Children Live at Risk in Mosul, UNICEF Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13791&SEO=about-100000-children-live-at-risk-in-mosul-unicef-says United Nations, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) has warned that the 100,000 Iraqi children who remain in the Old City, considered the last stronghold of the Islamic State (EI) in western Mosul, are living under extremely dangerous conditions. China To Host BRICS Media Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13769&SEO=china-to-host-brics-media-forum Beijing, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) This capital city will host this week the Media Forum of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) with the presence of leaders of 25 groups of communication agencies from thee five member countries. Syrian Army Expels Terrorists from Aleppo Province http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13754&SEO=syrian-army-expels-terrorists-from-aleppo-province Damascus, June 4 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Army and allied forces today expelled the Islamic State, Daesh in Arabic, from the town of Maskanah, the last one they kept to the east of Aleppo province, military sources confirmed in this capital. First African President of WHO http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13752&SEO=first-african-president-of-who Havana, Jun 4 (Prensa Latina) Humanity will have the first African citizen in charge of the World Health Organization (WHO), the most important health entity in the world, when the Ethiopian Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus takes office in July. Syria: Hideaways and Warehouses of Terrorists Found in Homs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13741&SEO=syria-hideaways-and-warehouses-of-terrorists-found-in-homs Damascus, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) Groups of Syrian technicians and sappers from the Army found hideways and a home made bomb factory in the neighborhood of Al Waer, city of Homs, from where the last armed terrorists recently came from. Air Strike by the Coalition Kills More Than 40 in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13740&SEO=air-strike-by-the-coalition-kills-more-than-40-in-syria Damascus, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) More than 40 dead and dozens injured in the Syrian city of Raqqa by an aviation bombing of the international coalition led by the United States, reported the media in Damascus today. Lebanon Security Forces Arrest ISIS Tunnel Digger http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13733&SEO=lebanon-security-forces-arrest-isis-tunnel-digger Beirut,Jun 3 (Prensa Latina)Lebanon Security forces arrested in south Lebanon a Syrian on charges of digging tunnels at the behest of Daesh (ISIS), state media reported today. West Mosul: 500 Terrorists Surrounded by Iraqi Armed Offensive http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13722&SEO=west-mosul-500-terrorists-surrounded-by-iraqi-armed-offensive 02 de junio de 2017, 15:59Baghdad, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) Shiite units killed six members of an Islamic State (ISIS) group on the border with Syria today, while the Iraqi Federal Police have surrounded 500 terrorists in the Old City of Mosul. Cuba Reiterates its Support for the Cause of the Saharawi People http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13720&SEO=cuba-reiterates-its-support-for-the-cause-of-the-saharawi-people 02 de junio de 2017, 15:37Havana, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Cuban National Assembly Esteban Lazo reportedly reiterated today this nation''s support for the right of the people of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) to their independence and self-determination. US-led Coalition Admits Having Killed 484 Civilians in Syria, Iraq http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13715&SEO=us-led-coalition-admits-having-killed-484-civilians-in-syria-iraq Damascus, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) US-led coalition air strikes in Syria and Iraq have killed at least 484 civilians, growing by more than a third, according to a new report by Operation Inherent Resolve known here. South Africa Regrets Withdrawal from Paris Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13707&SEO=south-africa-regrets-withdrawal-from-paris-agreement Pretoria, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) South Africa profoundly regrets President Donald Trump''s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement, a multilateral accord designed to keep the global temperature increase to well below two degrees Celsius. Greece Clears Out Elliniko Refugee Camp http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13706&SEO=greece-clears-out-elliniko-refugee-camp Athens,Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) Greek authorities move to relocate hundreds of refugee in a camp outside the Greek capital as the evacuation operation gets under way. Dozens of African Immigrants Killed by Thirst in Sahara http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13684&SEO=dozens-of-african-immigrants-killed-by-thirst-in-sahara Niamey, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) Only six immigrants from Ghana and Nigeria, out of 50, survived death by thirst in the Sahara desert, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) reported. Fraternal Meeting of Syrian President with Liberated People http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13679&SEO=fraternal-meeting-of-syrian-president-with-liberated-people Damascus, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) Syrian President Bashar Al Assad reportedly welcomed at the Presidential Palace 34 kidnapped people recently liberated from the hands of terrrorist groups in the suburb of Barzeh, in the outskirt of Damascus. Mortar Attack Wounds French Soldiers in Mali http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13672&SEO=mortar-attack-wounds-french-soldiers-in-mali Bamako, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) A military base in Timbuktu, north of Mali, where French soldiers are stationed, was the target Thursday of mortar shelling that wounded seven of them, preliminary reports indicate. Syrian Army Corners ISIS Terrorists in Maskaneh http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13666&SEO=syrian-army-corners-isis-terrorists-in-maskaneh Damascus, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Army achieved new progress in the East of the province of Aleppo, 350 km north of Damascus, against the Islamic State (ISIS), according to military sources. 10 Pharaonic Tombs Discovered in Southern Egypt http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13658&SEO=10-pharaonic-tombs-discovered-in-southern-egypt Cairo,Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) The Egyptian ministry of antiquities announced today that 10 tombs from the Pharaonic era had been discovered by a team of archaeologists in the southern governorate of Aswan. Unemployment Figures, Band Numbers for South Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13654&SEO=unemployment-figures-band-numbers-for-south-africa Pretoria, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) South Africa''s unemployment rate rose to 27.7% in the first quarter of 2017, the highest increase since September 2003, Statistics South Africa reported on Thursday. Cuban Revolutionary Urges to Preserve Agostinho Neto's Legacy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13653&SEO=cuban-revolutionary-urges-to-preserve-agostinho-netos-legacy Luanda, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) President of the Cuba-Africa Friendship Association, Victor Dreke, urged today to preserve the legacy of the first Angolan president, Antonio Agostinho Neto, and what has been done during the 41 years of independence. Aides of Ivory Coast Parliament Speaker Questioned Over Arms Cache http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13650&SEO=aides-of-ivory-coast-parliament-speaker-questioned-over-arms-cache Abidjan, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) Authorities in Ivory Coast have questioned two senior military officers close to parliamentary speaker Guillaume Soro, one of his spokesmen said today, after an arms cache was found recently in the home of an aide. Philippines Confirms Foreigners Death in Armed Clashes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13645&SEO=philippines-confirms-foreigners-death-in-armed-clashes Manila, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) Philippine authorities confirmed today that eight foreign fighters are among the Islamist militants killed by security forces in the southern city of Marawi, south of the country. Renewable Energies, Cuba and the Caribbean Main Objective http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13643&SEO=renewable-energies-cuba-and-the-caribbean-main-objective Havana, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) The Ninth International Conference on Renewable Energy, Energy Saving and Energy Education, CIER 2017, continues today its work with an agenda in which Cuba and the Caribbean are the main objective. UNESCO Highlights Revolutionary Work of Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13641&SEO=unesco-highlights-revolutionary-work-of-fidel-castro Paris, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) Spanish intellectual Ignacio Ramonet has highlighted today at UNESCO the broad revolutionary work of Fidel Castro, who boosted deep transformations in Cuba and also in countries of other continents. Controversial Bilderberg Club Holds Annual Meeting in U.S. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13639&SEO=controversial-bilderberg-club-holds-annual-meeting-in-u.s. Washington, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) The controversial Bilderberg Club, made up of members of the world political and economic elite, is opening a four-day meeting in the U.S. state of Virginia on Thursday to discuss issues like the Donald Trump Administration. Island States Demand UN Commitment to Protect Oceans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13637&SEO=island-states-demand-un-commitment-to-protect-oceans By Waldo Mendiluza Bolivia Assumes Presidency of the UN Security Council http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13634&SEO=bolivia-assumes-presidency-of-the-un-security-council United Nations, June 1 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia assumes today the monthly presidency of the UN Security Council in the midst of serious conflicts and challenges for world peace. UN Strongly Condemns Deadly Terrorist Attack in Afghanistan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13624&SEO=un-strongly-condemns-deadly-terrorist-attack-in-afghanistan United Nations, May 31 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and the Security Council have strongly condemned today the deadly terrorist attack that left dozens of victims in the city''s diplomatic district in Afghanistan''s capital, Kabul. UN: Rejection of Israel as General Assembly Vicepresident http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13622&SEO=un-rejection-of-israel-as-general-assembly-vicepresident 31 de mayo de 2017, 18:05United Nations, May 31 (Prensa Latina) Iran, Qatar and Syria rejected the election of Israel as one of the State Vice Presidents of the General Assembly. Military Helicopter Crash in Turkey Leaves 13 Soldiers Dead http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13621&SEO=military-helicopter-crash-in-turkey-leaves-13-soldiers-dead Ankara, 31 May (Prensa Latina) The Turkish command reported 13 soldiers were killed today in the southeastern province of Sirnak, near the country''s border with Iraq, when the military helicopter they were traveling in crashed minutes after taking off. Egypt: Four Soldiers Die in Antiterrorist Operation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13618&SEO=egypt-four-soldiers-die-in-antiterrorist-operation Cairo, May 31 (Prensa Latina) Anti-terrorist actions were carried out Wednesday by members of the Egyptian Armed Forces, with the death of four soldiers and a still undetermined number of Islamic extremists. Angolan PMs to Prepare Fourth Legislature Agenda http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13614&SEO=angolan-pms-to-prepare-fourth-legislature-agenda Luanda, May 31 (Prensa Latina) The heads of the five parliamentary Caucasus in the Angolan National Assembly have agreed today to devote the next plenary session to the preparation of the fourth legislature, which will come up from the August 23´s general elections. Chadian President Fires Two Ministers for Corruption http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13607&SEO=chadian-president-fires-two-ministers-for-corruption N'djadema, May 31 (Prensa Latina)Chadian president Idriss Deby on Tuesday fired two of his ministers in a decree read on national radio. Nigeria,Niger: Fighting the Worst Meningitis C Outbreak Since 2008 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13603&SEO=nigerianiger-fighting-the-worst-meningitis-c-outbreak-since-2008 Gineva,May 31 (Prensa Latina) The Meningitis C outbreak in Nigeria and Niger since the end of 2016 has infested 17 thousand persons and kileed 1,300 according to Doctors Without borders. South Africa Clamping Down on Corruption http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13596&SEO=south-africa-clamping-down-on-corruption Pretoria, May 31 (Prensa Latina) South Africa''s Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has welcomed the arrest of eight allegedly corrupt police officers, who were arrested at the Golela Port of Entry on Tuesday. Kabul Blast: 80 Killed, 300 Wounded in Explosion in Embassy District http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13594&SEO=kabul-blast-80-killed-300-wounded-in-explosion-in-embassy-district Berlín, May 31 (Prensa Latina)German Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed that 2 embassy workers were injured. Iran to Operate Arak Nuclear Reactor in Three or Four Years http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13592&SEO=iran-to-operate-arak-nuclear-reactor-in-three-or-four-years Tehran, May 31 (Prensa Latina) The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) affirmed today that the redesign of the Arak nuclear reactor is in line with the planned schedule so that it could be operational at the latest within four years. Cholera Victims Reach 532 in Yemen http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13589&SEO=cholera-victims-reach-532-in-yemen Sanaa, May 31 (Prensa Latina) The death toll of the cholera epidemic in Yemen rose to 532 today. Russia Fires Missiles to Blast Terrorists in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13586&SEO=russia-fires-missiles-to-blast-terrorists-in-syria Moscow, May 31 (Prensa Latina) A Russian frigate and a submarine reportedly fired today four missiles from eastern Mediterranean against ISIS terrorist targets in Syria, destroying their war equipment and causing heavy casualties. Successful Debut in Kenya of Railway Built by China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13584&SEO=successful-debut-in-kenya-of-railway-built-by-china Nairobi, May 31 (Prensa Latina) A lavish ceremony heads by president, Uhuru Kenyatta, began today the prince of the railway between this capital and Mombasa port, which project saves resources and increase this African country''s economy. About 137,000 South Sudanese Have Fled to Sudan Since January http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13574&SEO=about-137000-south-sudanese-have-fled-to-sudan-since-january Juba, May 31 (Prensa Latina) Nearly 137,000 South Sudanese have fled to Sudan since last January, mostly women and children, due to the violence and the threat of famine, reported the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Cuba Expects High Foreign Participation in Energy Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13569&SEO=cuba-expects-high-foreign-participation-in-energy-forum Havana, May 31 (Prensa Latina) About 200 delegates from some 20 countries will participate in the Ninth International Conference on Renewable Energy, Energy Saving and Energy Education, CIER 2017, that opened here today, a source of the event stated. FAO and WFP Executive Directors Visit South Sudan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13564&SEO=fao-and-wfp-executive-directors-visit-south-sudan Havana, May 30 (Prensa Latina) FAO and WFP leaders have visited South Sudan, an African country where there are 5.5 million famine-stricken people. Putin Praises Oil Cooperation with Saudi Arabia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13562&SEO=putin-praises-oil-cooperation-with-saudi-arabia Moscow, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin highlighted the importance of the cooperation with Saudi Arabia on the energy field, particularly in the regulation of the oil market, during a meeting Wednesday with Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Muhammad bin Salman al Saud. Group The Elders Demands to Stop Violence in South Sudan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13561&SEO=group-the-elders-demands-to-stop-violence-in-south-sudan Juba, May 30 (Prensa Latina) The Elders, a NGO formed by world personalities founded by Nelson Mandela, has demanded the authorities of South Sudan to stop the violence and make security of civil population a top priority. Attacks on African Union Mission in Somalia Continue http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13557&SEO=attacks-on-african-union-mission-in-somalia-continue Mogadishu, May 30 (Prensa Latina) A convoy of armored vehicles from the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) was reportedly bombed near the southern town of Marka, Shabelle radio reported. Iraqi Govt. Vows to Crush Terrorism after Deadly Bomb Attacks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13556&SEO=iraqi-govt.-vows-to-crush-terrorism-after-deadly-bomb-attacks Baghdad, May 30 (Prensa Latina) The Islamic State (ISIS) claimed today the deaths of 31 Iraqi people with bomb attacks in Shi''ite-majority districts while its members suffered serious setbacks in the Government''s offensive in Mosul. Putin, Saudi Prince Meeting Addresses Syria Issue http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13548&SEO=putin-saudi-prince-meeting-addresses-syria-issue Moscow, May 30 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian issue was present today in talks of Russian President Vladimir Putin and the second Saudi Crown Prince and Defense Minister, Muhamed Ben Salman Al Sauda, who is ​​visiting Moscow. Mummy DNA Unravels Ancient Egyptians' Ancestry http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13546&SEO=mummy-dna-unravels-ancient-egyptians-ancestry Berlín, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Scientists have captured sweeping genomic information from Egyptian mummies. It reveals that mummies were closely related to ancient Middle Easterners, hinting that northern Africans might have different genetic roots from people south of the Sahara desert according to a study, published in Nature Communications. Mosul: Iraqi Forces Press Ahead in Old City Push http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13526&SEO=mosul-iraqi-forces-press-ahead-in-old-city-push Baghdad, May 30 (Prensa Latina) At least 14 terrorists were killed in the Old City of Mosul during clashes with Iraqi government forces, which intensified street fighting and missile launching today while urging the residents to evacuate the area. Army Affirms Islamists in Nigeria are Defeated http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13524&SEO=army-affirms-islamists-in-nigeria-are-defeated Abuja, May 30 (Prensa Latina) The Nigerian army said today that its sworn enemy, the Islamist armed group Boko Haram, is defeated and unable to launch the deadly military actions of years ago. South Africa Hosted Mercosur-SACU Agreement Talks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13520&SEO=south-africa-hosted-mercosur-sacu-agreement-talks Pretoria, May 30 (Prensa Latina) South Africa has recently hosted the Joint Administration Committee (JAC) for the Common Market of the South (MERCOSUR) and the Southern Africa Customs Union (SACU) in Johannesburg to assess common opportunities within a Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA). South African Comunists Call for National Unity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13518&SEO=south-african-comunists-call-for-national-unity Pretoria, May 30 (Prensa Latina) The South African Communist Party of (SACP) has reportedly called today for active and disinterested community work for the African National Congress (ANC) government alliance to rebuild unity and restore a connection with grassroots bases. SADR Rebuffs EU Proposal on Association with Morocco http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13506&SEO=sadr-rebuffs-eu-proposal-on-association-with-morocco Algiers, May 29 (Prensa Latina) The government of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) has rebuffed the European Commission''s proposal to review a European Union-Morocco association agreement to include Western Sahara, according to the Sahara Press Service website. Representatives from Venezuela, South Africa Discuss Mining Projects http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13503&SEO=representatives-from-venezuela-south-africa-discuss-mining-projects Caracas, May 29 (Prensa Latina) Officials from Venezuela and South Africa are meeting today in this capital to make strategic alliances in the mining sector and in particular in projects related to diamond mining. Syrian Army Frees Villages and Advances in Eastern Aleppo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13490&SEO=syrian-army-frees-villages-and-advances-in-eastern-aleppo Aleppo, May 29 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian army and allied militias continued military anti-terrorist operations east of the province of Aleppo, where they expelled the Islamic State from 22 villages, military sources confirmed today. China to Build Railroad to Revive Kenyan Economy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13485&SEO=china-to-build-railroad-to-revive-kenyan-economy Nairobi, May 29 (Prensa Latina) A Kenyan top official described today as enormous the benefits of the railroad that China will build between this capital and the port of Mombasa, worth 13 billion dollars. Syrian Property Damage Exceeds $80 Billion USD http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13476&SEO=syrian-property-damage-exceeds-80-billion-usd Damascus, May 29 (Prensa Latina) Damage to public and private property in Syria has exceeded $88 billion USD, according to Deputy Minister of Municipal Administrations Loay Kharitah. The Largest Oil Companies in the World http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13456&SEO=the-largest-oil-companies-in-the-world London, May 28 (Prensa Latina) The British press has recently launched its guns to unravel the world''s largest oil companies amid debates over the exploitation of these fossil resources. Mass Arrivals of Rescued Immigrants in Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13453&SEO=mass-arrivals-of-rescued-immigrants-in-italy Rome, May 28 (Prensa Latina) A total of 1,449 immigrants rescued in the Mediterranean Sea by the ship Vos Prudence, which belongs to the non-governmental organization Doctors without Borders, arrived in the port of the southern city of Naples on Sunday. Syrian Prisoner in Israel Ratifies Struggle against Occupation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13449&SEO=syrian-prisoner-in-israel-ratifies-struggle-against-occupation Damascus, May 28 (Prensa Latina) Sudqi al-Maqt, the most veteran Arab prisoner in Israel, ratified his loyalty to Syria and noted that he will continue to struggle against the occupiers, local media reported in Damascus on Sunday. Rajoy Congratulates New Algerian Prime Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13448&SEO=rajoy-congratulates-new-algerian-prime-minister 28 de mayo de 2017, 08:55Madrid, May 28 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Spanish Government, Mariano Rajoy, sent a congratulatory message on Sunday to the new prime minister of Algeria, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, who was appointed for that post recently. Nearly 1,500 Migrants Rescued from the Sea to Arrive in Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13443&SEO=nearly-1500-migrants-rescued-from-the-sea-to-arrive-in-italy Rome, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) A total of 1,449 people rescued in the Mediterranean Sea sail to the Italian port of Naples aboard the ship Vos Prudence of Médecins Sans Frontiéres, reported today an NGO representative. Syrian Transport Seriously Damaged by Imposed War http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13442&SEO=syrian-transport-seriously-damaged-by-imposed-war Damascus, May 28 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Transport Minister Ali Hammoud revealed that damage to the sector during the years of war amounts to more than 1.5 billion dollars, according to media reports in Damascus today. UN Concerns over Civilians in IS-Controlled Mosul Areas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13439&SEO=un-concerns-over-civilians-in-is-controlled-mosul-areas United Nations, May 27 (Prensa Latina) UN Deputy Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Stephen O''Brien, has today expressed his concern over the lives of tens of thousands of civilians remaining in IS-controlled Mosul areas. Cuban President Welcomes his Counterpart from SADR http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13431&SEO=cuban-president-welcomes-his-counterpart-from-sadr Havana, May 27 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President, Raul Castro, has welcomed his counterpart from the Sahrawi Democratic Arab Republic (SADR), Brahim Ghali, on an official visit to the Caribbean nation. Kenyan Opponent Calls One Million People to March http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13423&SEO=kenyan-opponent-calls-one-million-people-to-march 27 de mayo de 2017, 00:20Nairobi, May 27 (Prensa Latina) The opposition candidate for the upcoming Kenyan presidential elections, Raila Odinga, has called one million people to march on Sunday in support of his candidature. Last Terrorist Site in Aleppo Province Surrounded by Syrian Army http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13415&SEO=last-terrorist-site-in-aleppo-province-surrounded-by-syrian-army 26 de mayo de 2017, 17:34Damascus, May 26 (Prensa Latina) Units of the Syrian Army are located some three kilometers away from the community of Maskanah, the last site of the Islamic State (IS), in the southeastern province of Aleppo, said today military sources. UN Creates Conditions for Mass Exodus from Western Mosul http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13409&SEO=un-creates-conditions-for-mass-exodus-from-western-mosul 26 de mayo de 2017, 16:27United Nations, May 26 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)has stated that aid agencies are currently gearing up for dealing with a mass exodus from the western Mosul. UN Calls on Israel to Solve Palestinian Prisoner Crisis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13406&SEO=un-calls-on-israel-to-solve-palestinian-prisoner-crisis 26 de mayo de 2017, 15:23United Nations, May 26 (Prensa Latina) United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov urged Israel today to resolve the crisis created by the hunger strike of 1,000 Palestinian prisoners for almost two months. UN Concern About Civilian Casualties of Anti-terror Bombings in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13397&SEO=un-concern-about-civilian-casualties-of-anti-terror-bombings-in-syria United Nations, May 26 (Prensa Latina) UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra''ad Al Hussein today expressed concern over the impact on the Syrian civilian population of the bombings against positions of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group. Syrian Army Destroys Islamic State Convoy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13393&SEO=syrian-army-destroys-islamic-state-convoy Damascus, May 26 (Prensa Latina) In less than 48 hours, the Syrian Army and allied forces destroyed a convoy of the Islamic State, Daesh for its acronym in Arabic, and Syria and the Holy Month of Ramadan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13389&SEO=syria-and-the-holy-month-of-ramadan Por Pedro Garcia HernandezDamascus, May 26 (Prensa Latina) In the next 24 hours, Syria will enter the sixth year of celebrations of the holy Muslim month of Ramadan as a clear demonstration that confessional foundations are a pretext to destroy a country. US Court Keeps Trump's Travel Ban on Hold http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13373&SEO=us-court-keeps-trumps-travel-ban-on-hold Washington, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The 4th Circuit of the Appeal Court ruled today that the executive order by President Donald Trump that seeks to ban travels from Muslim-majority countries to the United States should be on hold. Congolese Ambassador in Cuba Calls for Boosting Development in Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13369&SEO=congolese-ambassador-in-cuba-calls-for-boosting-development-in-africa Havana, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Ambassador from the Republic of Congo in Cuba Pascal Onguemby called here for boosting development in Africa to overcome the structural damage caused by centuries of colonialism, on occasion of the Africa Day. Syrian Army Makes New Progress in Homs Province http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13361&SEO=syrian-army-makes-new-progress-in-homs-province Damascus, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Syrian army and allied militias have made further progress to the east of the province of Homs against members of the Islamic State (ISIS), military sources confirmed today. Day for Cultural Diversity Ends in Camaguey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13357&SEO=day-for-cultural-diversity-ends-in-camaguey Camaguey, Cuba, May 25 (Prensa Latina) A lecture taught by Reynaldo Echemendia, director of the Camaguey Folklore Ballet, qualified the closing of the 7th Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development in this Cuban center-eastern city. Syria Sent $ 90 Million in Aid to Palestinian Refugees http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13340&SEO=syria-sent-90-million-in-aid-to-palestinian-refugees Damascus, May 25 (Prensa Latina) During the year 2016, Syria sent $ 90 million in humanitarian aid and social support to Palestinian refugees, media reports said today in Damascus. Business Fair Ends in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13338&SEO=business-fair-ends-in-cuba Havana, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The IV Business Fair ends today after intense days of exchange between the country''s economic actors to facilitate the management of Cuban companies. NATO to Join US-Led Coalition That Operates in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13335&SEO=nato-to-join-us-led-coalition-that-operates-in-syria Brussels, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) will join the US-led military coalition in Syria against the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group, the Secretary-General announced today. War on Syria Conference Begins in Damascus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13330&SEO=war-on-syria-conference-begins-in-damascus Damascus, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The conference ''War on Syria, its repercussions and prospects'' reportedly began in Damascus, organized by national leaders of the UK Friendship Association with this nation of the Levant. ICGLR Defense Ministers Renew Peace Commitment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13325&SEO=icglr-defense-ministers-renew-peace-commitment Luanda, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Defense ministers from the member countries of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) renewed their commitment to peace in the sub-region, Angolan press informed today. Egypt Blocks Media Websites Considered Hostiles http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13324&SEO=egypt-blocks-media-websites-considered-hostiles Cairo, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Egyptian authorities announced today that they had blocked 21 websites from national and foreign media because they believed that they spread hostile information to the country. Syria: Disputes among Extremist Groups Continue http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13323&SEO=syria-disputes-among-extremist-groups-continue Damascus, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Agreements to create détente zones in Syria are a cause of contradictions among terrorist groups, 27 of whose representatives have signed them following peace talks in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan. UN Warns Against Yemen's Unprecedented Cholera Outbreak http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13311&SEO=un-warns-against-yemens-unprecedented-cholera-outbreak United Nations, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The UN warned today an unprecedented cholera outbreak in Yemen, where 35,000 affected people have been reported in the last three weeks. IPC against Violence in CentAf Republic http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13309&SEO=ipc-against-violence-in-centaf-republic Le Hague, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Fatou Bensouda, prosecutor of the International Penal Court (IPC) stated Wednesday that she will present every individual or group from the Central African Republic committing serious crimes against civilians, peace forces or humanitarian workers. UN Concerned about Palestinian Prisoners on Hunger Strike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13307&SEO=un-concerned-about-palestinian-prisoners-on-hunger-strike United Nations, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Prince Zeid bin Ra''ad Zeid al-Hussein, has been seriously concerned about the present situation of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails who have been on hunger strike for 38 days. Syria, Iran to Step Up Economic Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13301&SEO=syria-iran-to-step-up-economic-relations Damascus, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Syria and Iran expressed themselves in favor of intensifying relations between the two countries during a meeting between Prime Minister Imad Kahmis and Iranian economic development adviser Said Ouhadi. Deadly Explosions Rock Bus Terminal in Jakarta, Indonesia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13289&SEO=deadly-explosions-rock-bus-terminal-in-jakarta-indonesia Jakarta,May 24(Prensa Latina) A suspected suicide bomber has attacked a bus terminal in Indonesia, with at least 3 persons killed and another four injured. Cuba, Kenya Sign Memorandum to Promote Medical Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13286&SEO=cuba-kenya-sign-memorandum-to-promote-medical-cooperation Havana, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Kenya signed memorandum of understanding aimed ate beginning medical cooperation in that African nation by the end of this year, reported the health authorities of the Caribbean country today. Africans in Santiago de Cuba Celebrate Creation of African Unity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13285&SEO=africans-in-santiago-de-cuba-celebrate-creation-of-african-unity Santiago de Cuba, May 24 (Prensa Latina) African students at universities in this city celebrate today the 54th anniversary of the creation of African Unity (UA) with a wide and diverse program of cultural, sports and scientific activities along with Cuban classmates. Heberprot-p, Reaches Slovakia, First Stop in the European Union http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13284&SEO=heberprot-p-reaches-slovakia-first-stop-in-the-european-union Havana, May 24 (Prensa Latina) A delegation of Cuban doctors arrived in Slovakia to bring advisory in the application of Heberprot-p, the only drug in the world for the treatment of diabetic foot, reported today CubaMinrex foreign Ministry''s website. Oil Producers Discuss Cuts in Supplies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13278&SEO=oil-producers-discuss-cuts-in-supplies Vienna, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Producers inside and outside the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) are holding meetings prior to an official meeting to discuss the extension of the agreement to reduce oil extraction. Angola, Russia Joint Efforts to Produce Diamonds http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13277&SEO=angola-russia-joint-efforts-to-produce-diamonds Luanda, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The Angolan diamond producing company Endiama and the Russian Alrosa have reportedly struck a deal to carry out feasibility studies at the Luaxe mine, Lunda Sur Province, to produce the precious stone. South Africa Committed to Cut Budget Deficit; Projects 3.8% http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13276&SEO=south-africa-committed-to-cut-budget-deficit-projects-3.8 Pretoria, May 24 (Prensa Latina) South Africa projects a 3.8% budget deficit of GDP for the current fiscal year, 0,01% less that the estimated projection last February, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba said when he tabled the National Treasury Budget Vote at the National Assembly. Cuba Supports Palestinian Cause http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13275&SEO=cuba-supports-palestinian-cause Damascus, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the Commission of Palestinians in Zionist Regime Prisons, have thanked today Cuba''s solidarity during a meeting with Rogerio Santana, that country''s ambassador to Syria. Syria Holds Scientific Conference on Medical Care http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13273&SEO=syria-holds-scientific-conference-on-medical-care Damascus, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Syrian media outlets today highlight the development of the XIV Medical Scientific Conference, which includes representatives from 29 countries and the host nation. Recent Summit of Riyadh Deprived More Money to Arabs, Hezbollah http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13267&SEO=recent-summit-of-riyadh-deprived-more-money-to-arabs-hezbollah Beirut, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The Lebanese Resistance movement Hezbollah said here today that the recent Saudi-American summit in Riyadh was only aimed at ''stealing more money from the pockets of the Arab countries.'' Woman Responsible For Terror Attacks Arrested in Homs,Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13233&SEO=woman-responsible-for-terror-attacks-arrested-in-homssyria Damascus, May 23 (Prensa Latina) The authorities of the Syrian city of Homs, 162 kilometers north from Dsamascus, arrested Sheala Ahmad al Rasso, a woman who confressed her participation in more than three terror attacks. British Prime Minister Visits Injured People After Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13231&SEO=british-prime-minister-visits-injured-people-after-attack London, May 23 (Prensa Latina) British Prime Minister Theresa May visited the injured people at the terrorist attack perpetrated at the Manchester Arena Stadium -north of England- in which 22 people died. The Ugandan Troops in CAR Handed Over Security to its Army http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13230&SEO=the-ugandan-troops-in-car-handed-over-security-to-its-army Kampala, May 23 (Prensa Latina) The Ugandan troops in the Central African Republic (CAR) have formally handed over the security in the country''s east to its army at a function held in Obo, some 1,200km east of the capital Bangui. Terrorist Group Al-Shabaab Has Released a Graduation Video http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13228&SEO=terrorist-group-al-shabaab-has-released-a-graduation-video Mogadiscio, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Somalia-based insurgent group, Al-Shabaab, have released a video purportedly showing its fighters at a graduation ceremony. Turkey Thinks Fight Against Terror Should Be Global,Says PM http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13227&SEO=turkey-thinks-fight-against-terror-should-be-globalsays-pm Ankara, May 23 (Prensa Latina) In a joint press conference with his Georgian counterpart Giorgi Kvirikashvili in Tbilisi, Turkey Prime Minister Binali Yildirm, who is on an afficial visit there, said that as a country that has greatly suffered from terrorism, Turkey understands the suffering of Britain and condemns the attack in strongest terms. ''We cannot make distinctions between terror groups, it only weakens our global efforts against terror,'' Yildirm said. World Leaders Condemn Terror Attack in Manchester http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13225&SEO=world-leaders-condemn-terror-attack-in-manchester Brussels, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Several international leaders, including the high representative of Foreign Policy and Common Security of the European Union (EU), Federica Mogherini, on Tuesday condemned the terrorist attack in the British city of Manchester. Humans Originated in Europe, Not Africa: Study http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13222&SEO=humans-originated-in-europe-not-africa-study Abuja, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Humans may have originated in Europe, and not in Africa, much earlier than previously thought, according to the study of a 7.2 million-year-old pre-human fossil that could potentially rewrite the history of evolution. Russia Criticizes Antiterrorist Threat by Some European Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13221&SEO=russia-criticizes-antiterrorist-threat-by-some-european-countries Moscow, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Russia today criticized the antiterrorist threat by some European nations, which resort to speeches rather than concrete actions to fight that international scourge. Western Cape, SA, declared a disaster area due to drought http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13215&SEO=western-cape-sa-declared-a-disaster-area-due-to-drought Pretoria, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Hit by the worst drought in over a century, the South African province of Western Cape was declared a disaster area Premier Helen Zille, reports SA News. Palestinian President Reiterates Commitment to Peace Process http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13212&SEO=palestinian-president-reiterates-commitment-to-peace-process Ramallah, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas reiterated today, to his US counterpart Donald Trump, his commitment to reaching a historic peace agreement with Israel. Iranian President Responds to Donald Trump, Saudi Arabia Criticism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13193&SEO=iranian-president-responds-to-donald-trump-saudi-arabia-criticism Tehran, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Donald Trump visited a country with no concept of elections and whose people have never seen a ballot box, reasserted Iranian President Hassan Rouhani today, rejecting criticism of the US president and the Saudi king. Emblematic Cuban Rumba Group Los Muñequitos Celebrates 65 Years http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13184&SEO=emblematic-cuban-rumba-group-los-munequitos-celebrates-65-years Matanzas, Cuba, May 22 (Prensa Latina) With 65 years and equal number of presentations in Cuban cities, the famous rumba group Los Muñequitos de Matanzas celebrates its six and a half decades of life, Rafael Somavilla Provincial Center of Music (CPMRS) informed today. Israeli Forces Injured 13 Palestinians During Demonstrations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13182&SEO=israeli-forces-injured-13-palestinians-during-demonstrations Ramallah, May 22 (Prensa Latina) At least 13 Palestinians were wounded today when Israeli troops fired on demonstrations in the occupied West Bank town of Ramallah. OIC Calls for Intensification of Actions Against Cholera in Yemen http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13181&SEO=oic-calls-for-intensification-of-actions-against-cholera-in-yemen Riyadh, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) demanded today that the international community intensifies efforts to halt the cholera epidemic in Yemen, an Arab country that had been devastated by two years of war. Nigerian Troops Kill 13 Boko Haram Terrorists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13179&SEO=nigerian-troops-kill-13-boko-haram-terrorists Abuja, May 22 (Prensa Latina)Nigerian troops fighting Boko Haram said today that they killed 13 terrorists. Saudi Kingdom Stronger against Terrorism after Summits with Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13164&SEO=saudi-kingdom-stronger-against-terrorism-after-summits-with-trump Riyadh, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Saudi Arabia said that President Donald Trump''s speech at the Arab-Islamic summit held here contained key indicators of the U.S. policy on the Middle East and the horizon of cooperation that exists today with those communities. South Africa Pinning Hopes on Eco-Tourism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13162&SEO=south-africa-pinning-hopes-on-eco-tourism Pretoria, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Eco-tourism is growing in popularity and making a greater contribution towards South Africa''s economic growth, Minister of Environmental Affairs, Dr Edna Molewa, was quoted as saying. South Africa number one recipient of Foreign Investment in Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13159&SEO=south-africa-number-one-recipient-of-foreign-investment-in-africa Pretoria, May 22 (Prensa Latina) - South Africa continues to be the largest recipient of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) on the African continent, with an increase of 6.9% in 2016, Brand South Africa reported on Monday. Syrian Army Knocks Down Three US Drones http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13158&SEO=syrian-army-knocks-down-three-us-drones Damascus, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Army units knocked down three American drones on the airspace of the mountainous region of Latakia province, bordering Turkey, military sources in Damascus today reported. Iranian Foreign Minister Denies Trump Accusations from Saudi Kingdom http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13153&SEO=iranian-foreign-minister-denies-trump-accusations-from-saudi-kingdom Tehran, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, has bluntly denied accusations of US President Donald Trump from Saudi Arabia and ironically with the scenario and the circumstances where he made them. Nigierian Army Continues Offensive Against Boko Haram http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13148&SEO=nigierian-army-continues-offensive-against-boko-haram Abuja, May 21 (Prensa Latina) The Nigerian Army claim to have killed 9 Boko Haram terrorists in Borno,and of also destroying several weapon depots,and captured explosives and other military means. Libya: UN Chief Urges All Sides to Restore Calm,Stop Violence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13147&SEO=libya-un-chief-urges-all-sides-to-restore-calmstop-violence United Nations,May 21 (Prensa Latina) United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres is deeply concerned about the military escalation at the Brak al-Shati air base in southern Libya and calls on all parties to exercise restraint and restore calm, the UN chief''s spokesman said today. Gulf States, US Ink Agreement For Center to Fight Terror Financing http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13143&SEO=gulf-states-us-ink-agreement-for-center-to-fight-terror-financing Riad, May 21 (Prensa Latina) A center to fight terror financing is set to be established under a joint agreement between US and Gulf leaders. Saudi King Discusses Trade and Military Cooperation with Donald Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13135&SEO=saudi-king-discusses-trade-and-military-cooperation-with-donald-trump Riyadh, May 20 (Prensa Latina) King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia discussed today with US President Donald Trump the state of bilateral relations, particularly cooperation in the commercial and military sectors. Rouhani Wins Iran's Presidential Election with 57 Percent of Votes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13132&SEO=rouhani-wins-irans-presidential-election-with-57-percent-of-votes Tehran, May 20 (Prensa Latina) Moderate Hassan Rouhani will repeat as Iran''s head of state after being declared the winner of the presidential election with 57 percent of the votes, Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani-Fazli announced today. Construction Begins on New Residential Area in Syrian Capital http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13128&SEO=construction-begins-on-new-residential-area-in-syrian-capital Damascus, May 20 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Prime Minister Imad Khamis assessed the progress of a new housing project in the suburbs of Al Dimas, media reports said today in Damascus. Hassan Rouhani Reelected as Iran's President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13126&SEO=hassan-rouhani-reelected-as-irans-president Tehran, May 20 (Prensa Latina) Candidate Hassan Rouhani emerges today as Iran''s president, allowing him to take a second consecutive term of four years, according to preliminary results of the scrutiny that continues today. World Cup 2022:Qatar Khalifa Stadium Ready Five Years Before Kick Off http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13118&SEO=world-cup-2022qatar-khalifa-stadium-ready-five-years-before-kick-off Doha,May 19 (Prensa Latina) Construction work has been completed at this iconic stadium which only highlights the speed at which Qatar is working towards delivering the World Cup 2022. South Africa also Promoting Renewables for Its Energy Matrix http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13116&SEO=south-africa-also-promoting-renewables-for-its-energy-matrix Pretoria, May 19 (Prensa Latina) The South African Government will continue to invest in renewable sources as part of its energy mix, said Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi. Lavrov Criticizes Western Alliance Attack Against Syrian Forces http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13115&SEO=lavrov-criticizes-western-alliance-attack-against-syrian-forces Moscow, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has lashed out today on the Western coalition''s attack against the Syrian army in the An-Tanfa region, which he considers violates the sovereignty of the Levantine state. Massive Turnout in Iranian Presidential Election http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13114&SEO=massive-turnout-in-iranian-presidential-election Tehran, May 19 (Prensa Latina) A significant voter turnout marked today the twelfth presidential election of Iran in which the main candidates, the supreme leader, and other political and religious personalities exercised their suffrage. After a stagnant 2016, South Africa Will Grow 1% this Year, IMF Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13099&SEO=after-a-stagnant-2016-south-africa-will-grow-1-this-year-imf-says Pretoria, May 19 (Prensa Latina) The South African Gross Domestic Product will grow 1% this year, following a stagnant 2016, according to a new forecast by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Russia Denounces US Distortions about Syrian Reality http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13098&SEO=russia-denounces-us-distortions-about-syrian-reality Moscow, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Russia denounced US manipulations today on Syria events, including unproven accusations against the government of that country for alleged use of chemical weapons. Russia Denounces, Calls Unacceptable US-Led Attack on Syrian Forces http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13097&SEO=russia-denounces-calls-unacceptable-us-led-attack-on-syrian-forces Moscow, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Russia has denounced and called ''absolutely unacceptable'' a US-led coalition strike against a convoy of Syrian forces that violates Syria''s sovereignty, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said. Syria Denounces US-Led Coalition Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13093&SEO=syria-denounces-us-led-coalition-attack Damascus, May 19 (Prensa Latina) The General Command of the Armed Forces has denounced today that the attack on Syrian Army positions at the Al Tanf region is an evidence of the falsehood with which the U.S.-led International Coalition is acting. Iranian President and Supreme Leader Vote in Presidential Election http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13092&SEO=iranian-president-and-supreme-leader-vote-in-presidential-election Tehran, May 19 (Prensa Latina) The Iranian head of State, Hassan Rouhani, and the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei cast their votes on Friday in the presidential election, in which the former is running for reelection. WHO Announces First Ebola Vaccine Tests in DRC http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13089&SEO=who-announces-first-ebola-vaccine-tests-in-drc Geneva, May 19 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) has today said that it is set to test the first global vaccine against Ebola in Africa, second outbreak of which is currently affecting the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Ethiopia: Supreme Court Sentences 23 People Linked to Al Shabab http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13080&SEO=ethiopia-supreme-court-sentences-23-people-linked-to-al-shabab Addis Abeba, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The Ethiopian Federal Supreme Court sentenced 23 people with up to 15 years of prison because of their possible participation in a complot for terrorist attacks, after contacting organizations Al Qaeda and Al Shabab. Syrian President Receives Iraqi Special Envoy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13073&SEO=syrian-president-receives-iraqi-special-envoy Damascus, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad spoke with National Security adviser Faleh al-Fayad and special envoy of Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi, according to media reports in Damascus. WHO Raises Death Toll in Cholera Outbreak in Yemen to 222 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13069&SEO=who-raises-death-toll-in-cholera-outbreak-in-yemen-to-222 Sanaa, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) today raised the death toll from the cholera outbreak in Yemen to 222. South Africa's Govt. Invests on Youth Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13057&SEO=south-africas-govt.-invests-on-youth-development Pretoria, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The South African Government has allocated 32 million USD to the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) to use it primarily on youth entrepreneurship and the National Youth Service Program, SA News reported. Day of Reflection Prior to Presidential Elections in Iran http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13053&SEO=day-of-reflection-prior-to-presidential-elections-in-iran Tehran, May 18 (Prensa Latina) With a call from their supreme leader to conceive the voting as an act to reinforce unity, peace and security, Iranians are reflecting today about their main problems and aspirations, on the eve of presidential elections. Demonstration of Support for Venezuela in South Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13051&SEO=demonstration-of-support-for-venezuela-in-south-africa Pretoria, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Affiliates of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) as well as the Communist Party, have called for a demonstration of support for Venezuela in Pretoria. Terrorists Massacre 30 People in Syrian Region of Hama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13047&SEO=terrorists-massacre-30-people-in-syrian-region-of-hama Damascus, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Terrorists of the Islamic State, Daesh by its acronym in Arabic, have massacred about 30 people, mostly children and women, in Akareb, in Hama province, military sources confirmed today. Syria Committed to Humanitarian Principles, Says Deputy FM http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13023&SEO=syria-committed-to-humanitarian-principles-says-deputy-fm Damascus, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Syria is committed to humanitarian principles, said deputy foreign minister, Faisal Al Miqdad during a specialized course of the Diplomatic Insitute held here in Damascus. Afrobeat Legend Smashes World Record For Longest Note on Saxo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13020&SEO=afrobeat-legend-smashes-world-record-for-longest-note-on-saxo Abuja, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Nigerian Femi Kuti has broken the World record for the longest single note held on a saxophone at the New Africa Shrine. Fights in the Central African Republic; Mass Grave Found http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13011&SEO=fights-in-the-central-african-republic-mass-grave-found Bangui, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The confessional violence last weekend killed 115 people in the Central African Republic, where humanitarian sources said here today that they have found a mass grave with 34 corpses. Angola to Create State's Strategic Food Reserve http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12998&SEO=angola-to-create-states-strategic-food-reserve Luanda, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Angola will create by late June the Strategic Food Reserve of the State, to guarantee the supply of basic foodstuffs before possible eventualities, the media reported today. Dozens of Civilians Leave Area Near Syrian Capital http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12996&SEO=dozens-of-civilians-leave-area-near-syrian-capital Damascus, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Dozens of civilians have left Arbin, in East Goutta, where terrorist groups are fighting each other, according to information released today in news media and social networks. Syrian Gov't Approves Projects and Development in Several Sectors http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12995&SEO=syrian-govt-approves-projects-and-development-in-several-sectors Damascus, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian government has approved a budget of four million 600 thousand dollars to support service and development projects in various sectors in the provinces of Sweida, Latakia, and Damascus. Congo Opens Major Oil Project http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12993&SEO=congo-opens-major-oil-project Brazzaville, May 17 (Prensa Latina) As part of its ongoing oil development strategy, Congo opened the Moho-North extraction oilfield, which is expected to pump some 140,000 barrels daily. UN WFP Receives Chinese Help for Refugees http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12991&SEO=un-wfp-receives-chinese-help-for-refugees Nairobi, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Representatives in Kenya for the UN World Food Program (WFP) received 5 million dollars from the government of China to help 420,000 African refugees in camps at the north of Kenya. Muslim Summit with Trump will Be Historic, Says Saudi King http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12982&SEO=muslim-summit-with-trump-will-be-historic-says-saudi-king Riyadh, May 16 (Prensa Latina) King of Saudi Arabia, Salman bin Abdulaziz, said today that the meeting that US President Donald Trump will hold here with leaders of around 30 Arab and Islamic countries will be successful in increasing cooperation. US-led Coalition Air Strike in Syria Kills Over 50 People http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12970&SEO=us-led-coalition-air-strike-in-syria-kills-over-50-people Damascus, May 16 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Foreign Ministry has today denounced the US-led coalition air strike killing over 50 people in the regions of the provinces of Raqqa and Deir Ezzor. Turkish Authorities On Terror Alert To Protect Russian Ships http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12964&SEO=turkish-authorities-on-terror-alert-to-protect-russian-ships Istanbul, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Turkish authorities stepped up security measures in this city in the face of a possible terror attack against Russian warships as they passage through the Bosphorus Strait, according to reports of the Habertürk channel today. Syria Denies US Accusations on Crematorium http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12961&SEO=syria-denies-us-accusations-on-crematorium Damascus, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Syria called the United States'' recent accusations of a crematorium in Sednaya prison as unfounded and untruthful, according to the foreign ministry statements released today. Syria Categorically Denies US Allegations over Prison Crematory http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12955&SEO=syria-categorically-denies-us-allegations-over-prison-crematory Damascus, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Syria''s Foreign and Expatriates Ministry has categorically denied US administration''s allegations that the Syrian government is using a crematory to hide mass murders at Seidnaya prison. Iraqi Forces Break into the Last Terrorist Stronghold in Mosul http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12953&SEO=iraqi-forces-break-into-the-last-terrorist-stronghold-in-mosul Baghdad, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Iraqi government forces stormed today Al-Najjar district, the last connecting with the besieged Old City of Mosul, where they claim to have reconquered almost 90 percent of the west of that town. Egypt Receives Oil Shipment from Iraq http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12947&SEO=egypt-receives-oil-shipment-from-iraq Cairo, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Egypt has received today two million barrels of oil from Iraq, the first shipment of an agreement reached with the Iraqi state-owned oil company SOMO. China Donates 34 Million Dollars in Humanitarian Aid to Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12946&SEO=china-donates-34-million-dollars-in-humanitarian-aid-to-syria Damascus, May 16 (Prensa Latina) China has donated 30 million dollars to Syria for humanitarian projects and food worth four million dollars, it was officially announced today in Damascus. Angolan Defense Minister Visits USA, Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12941&SEO=angolan-defense-minister-visits-usa-cuba Luanda, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Angola''s Defense Minister, Joao Lourenzo, is beginning today a visit to the United States, as part of a tour that also includes Cuba, an official statement said. UN Expects an In-Depth Inter-Syrian Meeting in Geneva http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12936&SEO=un-expects-an-in-depth-inter-syrian-meeting-in-geneva United Nations, May 16 (Prensa Latina) UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan Mistura said he expected that the new round of indirect talks between the Government and the opposition, the beginning of which was scheduled for today in Geneva, was more in-depth. Attack to Mosque Causes 20 Dead People in Nigeria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12931&SEO=attack-to-mosque-causes-20-dead-people-in-nigeria 15 de mayo de 2017, 17:14Abuja, May 15 (Prensa Latina) The police of Nigeria stated Monday that 20 people died, as a consequence of an attack to a Muslim precinct in the community of Etogi. Syrian President Holds a Meeting with Ba'ath Party´s Leaders http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12925&SEO=syrian-president-holds-a-meeting-with-baath-partyas-leaders Damascus, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has stated that the establishment of a Pan-Arab Council will reflect the Ba´ath party´s ideological dynamics to adapt to circumstances without dropping its principles, according to the media. Second Case of Ebola Confirmed in Congo Says WHO http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12915&SEO=second-case-of-ebola-confirmed-in-congo-says-who Geneva,May 15 (Prensa Latina)A second case of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been confirmed by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Syrian Army Advances over ISIS in Deir Ezzor; Thwarts Attack in Hama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12908&SEO=syrian-army-advances-over-isis-in-deir-ezzor-thwarts-attack-in-hama Damascus, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Syria''s Armed Forces have reportedly advanced over ISIS in the northern city of Deir Ezzor, killing and wounding dozens of terrorists and destroying their fortifications and weaponry, while thwarting attacks in central Hama. Angola's Reinforcing Defense Links with the USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12903&SEO=angolas-reinforcing-defense-links-with-the-usa Luanda, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Angola''s Defense Minister, Joao Lourenzo, starts Tuesday a three-day visit to the United States with the aim of broadening cooperation on this field, according to a Government''s press release. South African Taking Precautions after Cyber Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12900&SEO=south-african-taking-precautions-after-cyber-attack Pretoria, May 15 (Prensa Latina) South African authorities have warned Internet users not to open any unknown emails and to urgently update their security software as a global cyber ransom attack spread on Friday. Ankara Prohibits German Lawmakers from Visiting Troops in Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12897&SEO=ankara-prohibits-german-lawmakers-from-visiting-troops-in-turkey Berlin, May 15 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish government prohibited several German lawmakers from visiting the German soldiers stationed in the air base of Incirlik. Terrorists Destroy Syrian Archaeological Site in Deir Ezzor http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12895&SEO=terrorists-destroy-syrian-archaeological-site-in-deir-ezzor Damascus, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Members of the terrorist organization Islamic State, Daesh by its acronym in Arabic, have reportedly destroyed historical archaeological sites near the city of Abukamar in the northern Syrian province of Deir Ezzor. Africa to Administer First Vaccine Against Malaria in 2018 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12894&SEO=africa-to-administer-first-vaccine-against-malaria-in-2018 Nairobi, May 15 (Prensa Latina) The African states of Kenya, Ghana and Malawi will give the first malaria vaccine in 2018 in a pilot program to eradicate the disease. Terrorists Admit Lies on Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12881&SEO=terrorists-admit-lies-on-use-of-chemical-weapons-in-syria Damascus, May 14 (Prensa Latina) Syrian television broadcasted two terrorists´ confessions accepting their participation in media set-ups on the use of chemical weapons in Syria, as reported by the local today. Syria Moves Towards Reconciliation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12875&SEO=syria-moves-towards-reconciliation Havana, May 13 (Prensa Latina) With four detente zones, the successful advances of the Army and the consequent implementation of a policy of national reconciliation, Syria is moving towards defeating terrorism and reducing an imposed war. Syrian Army Liberates Qabum Suburb near Damascus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12869&SEO=syrian-army-liberates-qabum-suburb-near-damascus Damascus, May 13 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Army totally liberated the district of Qabum and the neighborhood of Tishreen, east of Damascus, on Saturday, after 90 days of heavy combats, military sources confirmed. Syrian UN Association Supports Prisoners on Hunger Strike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12861&SEO=syrian-un-association-supports-prisoners-on-hunger-strike 13 de mayo de 2017, 09:56Damascus, May 13 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian United Nations Association asked the secretary-general of that organization, António Guterres, to implement initiatives to help the Syrian and Palestinian prisoners who are on a hunger strike in Israeli prisons, local media reported today in Damascus. Syrian Army Occupies Major Airport East of Aleppo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12860&SEO=syrian-army-occupies-major-airport-east-of-aleppo Damascus, May 13 (Prensa Latina) Units from the Syrian Army and the allied militias occupied the major military airport of Yarrah, east of the city of Aleppo, more than 350 kilometers north of Damascus, military sources confirmed today. Syrian Army Repels Separate Terrorist Attacks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12853&SEO=syrian-army-repels-separate-terrorist-attacks 12 de mayo de 2017, 15:15Damascus, May 12 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Army repelled attacks by terrorist members of the Islamic State (IS) in areas in the province of Homs and different spots on the road that links Damascus to Aleppo, according to military sources. Angola Calls on Congolese Political Forces to End All Violence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12852&SEO=angola-calls-on-congolese-political-forces-to-end-all-violence Luanda, May 12 (Prensa Latina) Angola has called all forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to cease today all violence, acts of extremism and political intolerance that have caused that thousands of it citizens have fled to this country. Bach in Angola Dreams of Africa Organizing Olympics Some Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12851&SEO=bach-in-angola-dreams-of-africa-organizing-olympics-some-day Luanda, 12 May (Prensa Latina) President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), German Thomas Bach, is begining his official one-day agenda in Angola with the dream of seeing an African country as an organizer of the Olympics. Palestinian Leader Warns of US Interference in the Middle East http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12845&SEO=palestinian-leader-warns-of-us-interference-in-the-middle-east Damascus, May 12 (Prensa Latina) Secretary-General of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP), Nayef Hawatmeh, warned today of US interference in the Middle East in an interview with Prensa Latina. Hezbollah Announces Military Withdrawal from Lebanese-Syrian Border http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12844&SEO=hezbollah-announces-military-withdrawal-from-lebanese-syrian-border Beirut, May 12 (Prensa Latina) Hezbollah movement has announced that as of today the Lebanese State is responsible for security along its border with Syria after the Shiite movement considered its mission there fulfilled and began withdrawing from its military positions in that important area. Lebanon and Cuba Review Promising Moment in Bilateral Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12839&SEO=lebanon-and-cuba-review-promising-moment-in-bilateral-relations Por Ulises CanalesBeirut, May 12 (Prensa Latina) Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri and Cuban First Deputy Foreign Minister Marcelino Medina reviewed here the state of bilateral relations in several fields. UN Confirms Resumption of Syrian Talks for May 16th http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12834&SEO=un-confirms-resumption-of-syrian-talks-for-may-16th United Nations, May 12 (Prensa Latina) Staffan de Mistura, UN Special Envoy for Syria, confirmed that the Syrian Government and the opposition representatives will return to Geneva for peace talks on May 16th. Only 10 Percent of Western Mosul Controlled by IS Extremists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12832&SEO=only-10-percent-of-western-mosul-controlled-by-is-extremists Baghdad, May 11 (Prensa Latina) The Islamic State (IS) is barely controlling 10 percent of western Mosul due to the advance of governmental forces, said Iraqi military sources today that also reported a terrorist attack in the capital city. Syrian President Says Terrorism is a West´s New Instrument http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12829&SEO=syrian-president-says-terrorism-is-a-westas-new-instrument Damascus, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Terrorism is an instrument at the service of Western powers, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said in an interview with Belarusian television broadcasted today in Damascus. EU Reasserts Support to Saharaui Self Determination http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12825&SEO=eu-reasserts-support-to-saharaui-self-determination Brussels, May 11 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) reasserted its support to the efforts by United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres to reach a solution permitting ''the self-determination of the people of the Western Sahara.'' Iran Refutes Accusation by Saudi Arabia of Sending Weapons to Yemen http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12824&SEO=iran-refutes-accusation-by-saudi-arabia-of-sending-weapons-to-yemen Tehran, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Iran refuted today assertions by Saudi Arabia about supposed transference of weapons to Yemen for the Houthi rebels in Ansar and Allah, and accused the Arab kingdom of contributing to uncontrolled increase of regional terrorism. Somali President Requests Help in Arms and Funds http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12819&SEO=somali-president-requests-help-in-arms-and-funds London, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed demanded today the lifting of the arms embargo on his country, which he described as vital to defeat his nemesis, the Al Shabab Islamist movement. Syrian Army Carrying Out Offensive against ISIS in Deir Ezzor http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12815&SEO=syrian-army-carrying-out-offensive-against-isis-in-deir-ezzor Damascus, May 11 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Army with air support from the Syrian and Russian aviation has intensified its offensive in the north eastern province of Deir Ezzor. Another 5,500 Nigerians To Be Deported From Libya, Mali http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12812&SEO=another-5500-nigerians-to-be-deported-from-libya-mali Abuja, May 11 (Prensa Latina) The Director General the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Julie Okah-Donli, today disclosed that over 5,500 Nigerians were expected to be deported from Libya and Mali. Kazakhstan Shows Solidarity with Cuba and Fidel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12806&SEO=kazakhstan-shows-solidarity-with-cuba-and-fidel Astana, May 11 (Prensa Latina) An emotional action of solidarity with Cuba and its historic leader, Fidel Castro Ruz, took place today in the Assembly Hall of the National Academic Library of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Grand Mufti of Syria Calls for Joining Efforts Against Terrorism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12805&SEO=grand-mufti-of-syria-calls-for-joining-efforts-against-terrorism Damascus, May 11 (Prensa Latina) The Grand Mufti of the Syrian Republic, Ahmad Badreddine Hassoun, called for joining efforts to confront the terrorist threat and its sponsors, during a meeting with a Tunisian delegation, media reports said today in Damascus. China-Africa Trade Grew in the First Quarter of 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12803&SEO=china-africa-trade-grew-in-the-first-quarter-of-2017 Beijing, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Trade volume between China and African countries reportedly rose by 16.8 percent from year to year in the first quarter of this year reaching the 38.88 billion dollars. UN Secretary General Calls to Avoid Humanitarian Tragedy in Somalia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12797&SEO=un-secretary-general-calls-to-avoid-humanitarian-tragedy-in-somalia London, May 11 (Prensa Latina) The UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres called on today here to avoid humanitarian tragedy in Somalia, where million of people need urgent assistance. Tension on Syria's South Border http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12792&SEO=tension-on-syrias-south-border Por Pedro Garcia HernandezDamascus, May 11 (Prensa Latina) While common sense gains ground today in the search for peace in Syria, tension escalates, particularly along the 442 kilometers of the nearly desert border with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Uruguay and Palestine Hold First Political Consultation Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12780&SEO=uruguay-and-palestine-hold-first-political-consultation-meeting Montevideo, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Uruguay and Palestine held in this capital the first meeting of the mechanism of Political Consultation mechanism between both States, the Uruguayan Foreign Ministry reported today. WHO Backs Investigation in Liberia after Mysterious Deaths http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12768&SEO=who-backs-investigation-in-liberia-after-mysterious-deaths United Nations, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) noted today that it supports epidemiological and laboratory investigations in Liberia to identify the microorganism responsible for an outbreak causing mysterious deaths. Saudi Kingdom, Cuba Give New Boost to Ties with Million Credit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12763&SEO=saudi-kingdom-cuba-give-new-boost-to-ties-with-million-credit Riyadh, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Saudi Arabia has granted Cuba a loan of 26.6 million dollars, decision that gives new impetus to their relationship, the Cuban Embassy reported today. Pakistani Army Arrests Terrorists Linked to Attacks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12762&SEO=pakistani-army-arrests-terrorists-linked-to-attacks Islamabad, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Pakistani authorities detained three suspected terrorists linked to several attacks in the city of Jacobabad, in central Sindh province, the army informed today. Lebanon, Cuba Sign Visa Exemption Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12759&SEO=lebanon-cuba-sign-visa-exemption-agreement Beirut, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Lebanon and Cuba today signed a visa exemption agreement for diplomatic, official and service passports as part of their respective governments'' purpose of consolidating their relations and multi-sectoral cooperation. Angola, Russian Companies Evaluate More Investments in Diamond Sector http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12750&SEO=angola-russian-companies-evaluate-more-investments-in-diamond-sector Luanda, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Angola''s National Diamond Company (ENDIAMA) and Russia''s Alrosa are evaluating the possibility of studies for additional investments in the exploration of kimberlites in the African country. Angolan MPLA Presents Government Plan 2022 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12744&SEO=angolan-mpla-presents-government-plan-2022 Luanda, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) will publicly present its 2017-2022 government plan as part of its strategy to win the August 23 elections and remain in power. Police Minister Condemns Violence Outbreaks in South Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12738&SEO=police-minister-condemns-violence-outbreaks-in-south-africa Pretoria, May 10 (Prensa Latina) South African Minister of Police, Fikilwe Mbalula, condemned the violence outbreaks that keep today a tense situation in zones of the North West and Gauteng provinces. Egypt Closes Bordering Corridor in Gaza after Four-Day Opening http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12735&SEO=egypt-closes-bordering-corridor-in-gaza-after-four-day-opening Gaza, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Egyptian authorities have closed again today the Rafah border crossing between the Sinai Peninsula and the Gaza Strip after a four-day opening. Clashes Between Terrorist Groups in Damascus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12734&SEO=clashes-between-terrorist-groups-in-damascus Damascus, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Members of the Islamic State, Daesh in Arabic, and the Organization for the Liberation of the Levant, led by former Al-Nusra Front, are having confrontations in areas of Yarmouk camp in the southern suburbs of the Syrian capital, according to military sources. Cuba's First Deputy FM Visits Lebanon to Strengthen Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12731&SEO=cubas-first-deputy-fm-visits-lebanon-to-strengthen-ties Beirut, May 10 (Prensa Latina) President Michel Aoun has met today with Cuban First Deputy Foreign Minister, Marcelino Medina Gonzalez, who is visiting this Arab nation with the aim of strengthening bilateral friendship and cooperation ties. Turkey Criticizes U.S. Aid to Kurdish Rebels http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12729&SEO=turkey-criticizes-u.s.-aid-to-kurdish-rebels Ankara, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey, Nurettin Canikli, harshly criticized today the decision of the United States to hand heavy weapons to the Units of Popular Protection (YPG), Kurdish militias established in North Syria. UN Condemns Attack on Blue Helmets in Central African Republic http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12715&SEO=un-condemns-attack-on-blue-helmets-in-central-african-republic 09 de mayo de 2017, 17:26United Nations, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations condemned today an attack on its Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (Minusca), in which four blue helmets were killed and eight injured. UN Outstands High Percentage of South Sudanese Refugees http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12714&SEO=un-outstands-high-percentage-of-south-sudanese-refugees 09 de mayo de 2017, 17:19Nairobi, May 9 (Prensa Latina) More than a million children ran away from war in South Sudan, since the armed conflict started in December 2013. UN Experts call on Nigeria to achieve Hostages Release http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12704&SEO=un-experts-call-on-nigeria-to-achieve-hostages-release 09 de mayo de 2017, 15:10United Nations, May 9 (Prensa Latina) UN human rights experts urged the government of Nigeria to guarantee the release of all those people kidnapped by Boko Haram. Senate to Probe Chevron Nigeria Over Alleged $4.9 Billion Tax Fraud http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12696&SEO=senate-to-probe-chevron-nigeria-over-alleged-4.9-billion-tax-fraud Abuja, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The Nigerian Senate today indicated its readiness to investigate an oil giant, Chevron Nigeria Limited over alleged fraud in the tune of $4,926,464,100.00 dollars. 3 Kenyans and a Somali Arrested in Kenya Attempting to Join ISIS http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12693&SEO=3-kenyans-and-a-somali-arrested-in-kenya-attempting-to-join-isis Nairobi,May 9 (Prensa Latina) Three Kenyans and a Somali refugee have been arrested in south Sudan en-route to join the vicious Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists in Libya. Cuba Reiterates Solidarity with SADR President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12686&SEO=cuba-reiterates-solidarity-with-sadr-president Algiers, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s solidarity with the self-determination of the Western Sahara people has been reiterated by Deputy Foreign Minister, Marcelino Medina, to the president of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), Brahim Ghali, according to reports today. Meningitis: Possible Cause of Mysterious Lethal Outbreak in Liberia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12684&SEO=meningitis-possible-cause-of-mysterious-lethal-outbreak-in-liberia Monrovia, May 9 (Prensa Latina) A type of meningitis may be the cause of the outbreak of an unknown disease that has killed at least 13 people in this country, reported the health authorities today. Iran Denounces Western Plans to Revive Disputes in Middle East http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12680&SEO=iran-denounces-western-plans-to-revive-disputes-in-middle-east Tehran, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Iranian Majlis (Parliament) Speaker Ali Larijani today denounced the persistence of the West powers'' plans to revive the problems among Middle East countries, to which the Islamic republic responds by strengthening its military power. Uncertain Situation in Libyan City of Benghazi http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12678&SEO=uncertain-situation-in-libyan-city-of-benghazi Tripoli, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Amid conflicting reports of recent fightings between General Khalifa Hatar''s troops and Islamic extremist forces in the Sabri neighborhood, the situation in the Libyan city of Benghazi is now less uncertain. Palestinian President Resumes Peace Talks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12676&SEO=palestinian-president-resumes-peace-talks Ramallah, May 9 (Prensa Latina) President Mahmoud Abbas has stated today that he is ready to resume peace talks with Israel, this time under the auspices of U.S. President, Donald Trump. South Africa Embarks on High Speed Train http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12675&SEO=south-africa-embarks-on-high-speed-train Pretoria, May 9 (Prensa Latina) South African President Jacob Zuma has unveiled new high speed trains that will offer faster journey times and greater reliability. Iranian Coal Mine Explosion Death Toll Rises to 42 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12669&SEO=iranian-coal-mine-explosion-death-toll-rises-to-42 Tehran, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The extraction of another seven bodies of workers trapped inside a coal mine in northeastern Iran has risen today to 42 the explosion death toll, which also injured 73 people. UN Celebrates Liberation of Kidnapped Girls http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12648&SEO=un-celebrates-liberation-of-kidnapped-girls 08 de mayo de 2017, 16:32United Nations, May 8 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations celebrated the liberation of 82 among the more than 200 girls kidnapped by rebel group Boko Haram in Nigeria. Cuban First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs to Visit SADR http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12645&SEO=cuban-first-deputy-minister-of-foreign-affairs-to-visit-sadr 08 de mayo de 2017, 15:57Algiers, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuban First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Marcelino Medina González, affirmed today his country''s firm position with the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) during a visit to the Sahrawi refugee camps. Over 435,000 Displaced People by Fighting in Iraq´s Mosul http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12643&SEO=over-435000-displaced-people-by-fighting-in-iraqas-mosul 08 de mayo de 2017, 15:50United Nations, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Over 435,000 displaced people have abandoned their homes to flee from extreme violence in Mosul, where the government offensive to drive out the Islamic State (IS) still continues, as reported by the United Nations (UN) today. Syrian Authorities Seized Trucks Loaded with Weapons. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12639&SEO=syrian-authorities-seized-trucks-loaded-with-weapons. 08 de mayo de 2017, 15:32Damascus, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Syrian security forces seized four trucks loaded with weapons and ammunition for terrorists of the former Al-Nusra Front in east of Damascus. Other 13 Iranian Miners' Bodies Found, Lethal Figure Rises 39 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12629&SEO=other-13-iranian-miners-bodies-found-lethal-figure-rises-39 Tehran, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Rescue workers have extracted another 13 bodies of workers trapped at a mine in northeastern Iran by an explosion, whose death toll rose 39, officials said. Syrian Team Wins Kick Boxing Mediterranean Championship http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12628&SEO=syrian-team-wins-kick-boxing-mediterranean-championship 08 de mayo de 2017, 12:31Damascus, May 8 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian press highlighted today the victory of the Syrian team of kick boxing in the Mediterranean championship of that discipline of Japanese origin, which mixes the technique of traditional boxing with martial arts. Memorandum on Syria Best Way to End Hostilities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12620&SEO=memorandum-on-syria-best-way-to-end-hostilities Moscow, May 8 (Prensa Latina) The memorandum signed in Astana to establish detente zones in Syria shortens the way in the search for the definitive end of hostilities in that Levantine country, a Russian expert said. Turkey Plans to Build Border Wall with Iran http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12618&SEO=turkey-plans-to-build-border-wall-with-iran Ankara, May 8 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish government plans to build a border wall with Iran as part of its fight against the illegal Kurdistan Workers'' Party (PKK), according to the newspaper Hürriyet, based on official sources. Syria Supports the Creation of Peace Zones, FM Reaffirms http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12614&SEO=syria-supports-the-creation-of-peace-zones-fm-reaffirms Damascus, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Al Moallem reaffirmed today his country''s support for the creation of peace zones to ''stop the bloodshed of the Syrian people.'' Damascus Opens International Services Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12613&SEO=damascus-opens-international-services-fair Damascus, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Syrian media has given broad coverage to the opening in Damascus of the International Fair, Servex 2017, dedicated to business services, a further sign that despite the heinous terrorist war imposed on this country, there''s life and a strong will to move ahead. Armed Extremists Negotiate Evacuation of Damascus Suburb http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12602&SEO=armed-extremists-negotiate-evacuation-of-damascus-suburb 07 de mayo de 2017, 13:12Damascus, May 7 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Army reportedly ceased its military operations in Al-Qaboun neighborhood, northeast of Damascus, after the surrender of the terrorists and negotiating an evacuation agreement. Iranian President Urges to Close Unsafe Mines to Avoid Accidents http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12601&SEO=iranian-president-urges-to-close-unsafe-mines-to-avoid-accidents 07 de mayo de 2017, 13:11Tehran, May 7 (Prensa Latina) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani proposed today to close mines lacking sufficient security equipment to prevent the recurrence of accidents such as the one that left a toll of 35 dead in Azadshahr on Wednesday. Syrian Govt to Restore Power in Freed Cities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12598&SEO=syrian-govt-to-restore-power-in-freed-cities 07 de mayo de 2017, 12:09Damascus, May 7 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian government has approved a plan to restore the electricity grid in the villages of Zabadani, Madaya, Bukkein and Bludan, recently freed from terrorist groups, according to reports today. South Africa President Lauds Results of WEF meeting in Durban http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12597&SEO=south-africa-president-lauds-results-of-wef-meeting-in-durban 07 de mayo de 2017, 12:03Pretoria, May 7 (Prensa Latina) President Jacob Zuma has lauded Team South Africa on the success and positive outcomes achieved at the World Economic Forum on Africa, held May 3-5 in Durban. New Wave of Migrants Reaching the Coast of Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12592&SEO=new-wave-of-migrants-reaching-the-coast-of-italy Rome, May 7 (PL) A massive wave of over 3,000 immigrants is expected to reach today the southern coast of Italy, according to forecasts of NGOs and the media that are present in aid relief operations. Egypt Opens Bordering Corridor in Gaza for Three Days http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12589&SEO=egypt-opens-bordering-corridor-in-gaza-for-three-days Cairo, May 7 (Prensa Latina) Egypt has opened its border crossing with Palestinian Gaza Strip for three days, starting Saturday. UN General Assembly President Begins African Tour http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12588&SEO=un-general-assembly-president-begins-african-tour United Nations, May 7 (Prensa Latina) UN General Assembly President Peter Thomson begins today a tour in Nairobi, Kenya, in addition to the Central African Republic and Uganda. Extremists in Damascus Suburb Request to Withdraw http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12581&SEO=extremists-in-damascus-suburb-request-to-withdraw 06 de mayo de 2017, 16:04Damascus, May 6 (Prensa Latina) Armed extremists in the suburb of Qabum, near Damascus, requested to pull out of the place and go to the region of Eastern Ghouta, military sources confirmed today. Chinese Navy Hands Over Three Pirates to Somali Authorities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12578&SEO=chinese-navy-hands-over-three-pirates-to-somali-authorities Mogadiscio,May 6 (Prensa Latina) A Chinese navy ship handed over three suspected pirates to Somali authorities today, police said, underscoring the determination of international naval forces to stamp out a resurgence of piracy this year. Russia and UN Distributes Humanitarian Aid in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12575&SEO=russia-and-un-distributes-humanitarian-aid-in-syria Damsasco,May 6 (Prensa Latina)The Center for Coordination of the Ceasefire located at the Russian base of Hemymin,in Latakia province,with the United Nations distributed 25 tons of humanitarian aid in Alepo, Deir Ezzor and Daraá,according to authorities. Russia Criticizes Cold War Reactions of US Generals http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12573&SEO=russia-criticizes-cold-war-reactions-of-us-generals Moscow,May 6 (Prensa Latina) According to the head of special operations Command U.S. army General Raymond Thomas about the fact that Russia is one of the main threats to his country based on stereotypes of the cold war. Pope in Egypt Advocates for Interreligious Dialogue http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12569&SEO=pope-in-egypt-advocates-for-interreligious-dialogue Manuel Vázquez, Correspondent in Cairo Cairo, May 6 (Prensa Latina) At the end of April, Pope Francis traveled for a little over 24 hours to Egypt, a brief visit with much greater importance than it could bededuced from its time lapse. Iran to Set up a Special Committee after Coal Mine Explosion http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12563&SEO=iran-to-set-up-a-special-committee-after-coal-mine-explosion 05 de mayo de 2017, 17:27Tehran, May 5 (Prensa Latina) The Iranian government will set up a special committee to investigate the causes of the fatal explosion at a coal mine in Azadshahr, Iran, according to official sources. Iran to Set up a Special Committee after Coal Mine Explosion http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12562&SEO=iran-to-set-up-a-special-committee-after-coal-mine-explosion 05 de mayo de 2017, 17:26Tehran, May 5 (Prensa Latina) The Iranian government will set up a special committee to investigate the causes of the fatal explosion at a coal mine in Azadshahr, according to official sources. Hunger Increases Immigration Flow and Armed Conflict, Says WFP http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12561&SEO=hunger-increases-immigration-flow-and-armed-conflict-says-wfp 05 de mayo de 2017, 17:24Rome, May 5 (Prensa Latina) The World Food Program (WFP) indicated today that there is close link between the increased hunger, the immigration flow and armed conflict. Iraqi Army Liberates Two Communities in North-West Mosul from IS http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12560&SEO=iraqi-army-liberates-two-communities-in-north-west-mosul-from-is 05 de mayo de 2017, 17:22Baghdad, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Armored units of the Iraqi Army recovered today two communities more from the control of the Islamic State (IS) in north-western Mosul, while the Federal Police moved on a new key site and killed 30 terrorists. US Soldier Killed in Operation Against Somali Guerrilla http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12554&SEO=us-soldier-killed-in-operation-against-somali-guerrilla Mogadishu, May 5 (Prensa Latina) A US soldier was killed during a joint operation with Somali troops against members of the Al-Shabab organization, the United States Command for Africa (Africom) reported today. Somalia to Investigate Minister Assassination http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12553&SEO=somalia-to-investigate-minister-assassination Mogadishu, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Somali authorities announced today that a survey is underway on circumstances in which the Minister of Public Works, Abbas Abdullahi Cheij was shot to death. Nigerian Terror Leader Denies He Was Injured http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12546&SEO=nigerian-terror-leader-denies-he-was-injured Abuja, May 5 (Prensa Latina) The leader of the Nigerian Islamist armed group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, denied on a filming circulated here today that he is injured, as unofficial sources said here earlier this week. Another Provocation on Suspected Chemical Attacks in Syria Denounced http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12532&SEO=another-provocation-on-suspected-chemical-attacks-in-syria-denounced Damascus, May 5 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian press has widely reported information published in several media about the manipulation the Al Jazeera channel did on alleged chemical attacks in this country. Mysterious Ailment Kills Two More in Liberia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12527&SEO=mysterious-ailment-kills-two-more-in-liberia Monrovia, May 5 (Prensa Latina) A mysterious ailment that has broke out in Liberia has killed another two persons, reported Thursday health authorities who said they would carry out autopsies in quest of trying to identify what kind of disease it is. Saudi Arabia Says Trump Visit Is a Step to Halt Iran http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12525&SEO=saudi-arabia-says-trump-visit-is-a-step-to-halt-iran Riyadh, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Government and diplomatic circles in Saudi Arabia welcomed today the announcement of the first official visit by US President Donald Trump as a significant step towards ''combating terrorism and countering Iran.'' Trade within Africa a Must, Urges SA Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12516&SEO=trade-within-africa-a-must-urges-sa-minister Pretoria, May 5 (Prensa Latina) As the World Economic Forum on Africa (WEFA) draws to an end on Friday, South Africa''s Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has suggested that African countries should, more than ever before, trade among themselves. Lebanon Calls on Expatriates to Preserve Identity and Invest http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12514&SEO=lebanon-calls-on-expatriates-to-preserve-identity-and-invest Beirut, May 5 (Prensa Latina) The signature on the first decree to restore nationality put the symbolic note on the fourth conference Lebanese Diaspora Energy, which called expatriates to preserve identity and promote investments in the country. Angola: More than 9.3 Million Voters Registered http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12510&SEO=angola-more-than-9.3-million-voters-registered Luanda, May 5 (Prensa Latina) The electoral padron for the general elections for August 23 in Angola, is formed by 9,317,294 Angolan citizens over 18 years of age, announced local Ministry for Territory Administration (MAT) Thursday. UN Describes Astana Memorandum on Syrian Conflict as Positive http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12506&SEO=un-describes-astana-memorandum-on-syrian-conflict-as-positive United Nations, May 4 (Prensa Latina) UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura described the signing of a memorandum in Astana, seeking to establish a safe zone in Syria, as positive and promising. Two Somali Soldiers Arrested after Minister Death http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12505&SEO=two-somali-soldiers-arrested-after-minister-death Mogadishu, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Somali government arrested today two soldiers in connection with the assassination of Public Works Minister Abbas Abdullahi Sheikh Siraji, who was killed because of an alleged misidentification. Number of Congolese Refugees in Angola Exceeds 13,000 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12499&SEO=number-of-congolese-refugees-in-angola-exceeds-13000 Luanda, May 4 (Prensa Latina) The number of refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in the Angolan province of Lunda Norte surpassed today 13,100 people, most of them underage. 22 Corpses from Iranian Coal Mine Recovered, 13 more Dead Expected http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12496&SEO=22-corpses-from-iranian-coal-mine-recovered-13-more-dead-expected Tehran, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Rescue teams recovered 22 corpses from a coal mine that exploded in northwestern Iran and continue working to rescue other 13 trapped miners, though they do not expect to find them alive, officials said. Syrian Media Highlights Negotiations in Astana, Kazakhstan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12492&SEO=syrian-media-highlights-negotiations-in-astana-kazakhstan Damascus, May 4 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian media highlighted today the bilateral meetings hold by the national delegation during the Fourth meeting on the Crisis in this country, held in Astana, Kazakhstan capital. Damascus Exhibits Archaeological Pieces Recovered from Plundering http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12487&SEO=damascus-exhibits-archaeological-pieces-recovered-from-plundering Damascus, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Damascus'' National Museum exhibits 89 archaeological pieces recovered from the looting of terrorist groups after a harsh work among Syria, Interpol and United Nations, revealed specialists here today. Germany Monitors 600 Potential Extremists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12486&SEO=germany-monitors-600-potential-extremists Berlin, May 4 (Prensa Latina) The Federal Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BKA) monitors 657 people in Germany, suspected of practicing religious extremism, the newspaper Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung reported. China: Top Investor and Job Creator in Africa in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12481&SEO=china-top-investor-and-job-creator-in-africa-in-2016 Abuja, May 4 (Prensa Latina) China''s direct investment in Africa in 2016 reportedly totaled $ 66.4 billion and created almost 131,000 jobs. South Africa, Still a Gateway to Africa, Says Finance Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12472&SEO=south-africa-still-a-gateway-to-africa-says-finance-minister Pretoria, May 4 (Prensa Latina) The World Economic Forum on Africa (WEFA) taking place in Durban till Friday shows that South Africa continues to be a gateway to the rest of Africa, says Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba. NATO Will Not Fight Directly against IS, says Stoltenberg http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12468&SEO=nato-will-not-fight-directly-against-is-says-stoltenberg Brussels, May 4 (Prensa Latina) NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has ruled out that this alliance will actively involve into the fight against the terrorist group Islamic State (IS). Trump Offers Himself as Mediator Between Palestine-Israel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12462&SEO=trump-offers-himself-as-mediator-between-palestine-israel Washington, May 3 (Prensa Latina) The President of the United States, Donald Trump, offered today to mediate in the search for a peace agreement between Palestine and Israel. Syria Supports Russian Proposal on Creation of Safe Zones http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12458&SEO=syria-supports-russian-proposal-on-creation-of-safe-zones Damascus, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Syria supports Russia''s proposal to create national safe zones and reiterated the commitment to a cease-fire agreement signed last December, according to an official statement issued today. It is Time to End the Israeli Occupation, Says Palestinian President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12454&SEO=it-is-time-to-end-the-israeli-occupation-says-palestinian-president Washington, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas said today in this capital that it was time for Israel to put an end to occupation of Palestinian territories and reiterated the need for a negotiated solution to the conflict between both countries, based on the concept of two States. Iran, Cuba to Increase Medical-Scientific Collaboration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12449&SEO=iran-cuba-to-increase-medical-scientific-collaboration Tehran, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Specialists and authorities in Iran and Cuba held talks in this capital to determine the possibilities and conditions for expanding bilateral collaboration in the medical-scientific field, a diplomatic source announced today. World Economic Forum Kicks Off in Durban, South Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12448&SEO=world-economic-forum-kicks-off-in-durban-south-africa Pretoria, May 3 (Prensa Latina) President Jacob Zuma welcomed hundreds of business leaders attending the World Economic Forum on Africa (WEFA) in Durban, saying that South Africa will once again prove to the world that the country is capable of hosting any major event. Syria- One Killed in Terrorist Attacks in Damascus,Hama and Homs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12447&SEO=syria-one-killed-in-terrorist-attacks-in-damascushama-and-homs Damascus, May 3 (Prensa Latina) One person was killed and another one was wounded by terrorist attacks with mortar shells against the Harasta suburb, east of Damascus, police sources reported. Lebanese Army Arrests Fugitives; Charges Suspected Terrorists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12442&SEO=lebanese-army-arrests-fugitives-charges-suspected-terrorists 03 de mayo de 2017, 12:06Beirut, May 3 (Prensa Latina) The Lebanese army arrested several fugitives during raids in the northeast of the country, while a military judge charged 10 people, Syrian and national, for alleged membership in the Islamic State terrorist group. Clashes Between Terrorists Continue Northeast of Damascus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12432&SEO=clashes-between-terrorists-continue-northeast-of-damascus Damascus, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Clashes between terrorist groups in the region of Gutta, east of this capital, continue and even prevent the arrival of humanitarian aid, local media and military sources reported. Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Says Dialogue with Iran Is Unlikely http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12430&SEO=saudi-deputy-crown-prince-says-dialogue-with-iran-is-unlikely Riyadh, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz said that a conciliatory dialogue with Iran is unlikely, and demanded to punish corruption in the kingdom strongly because ''no one is above the law''. Executive Director of the World Food Programme Visits Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12428&SEO=executive-director-of-the-world-food-programme-visits-syria Damascus, May 3 (Prensa Latina) The Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP) David Beasley reportedly visits Syria and held talks with Prime Minister Imad Khamis and other senior Syrian officials. Extremist Clashes Continue in Northeastern Damascus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12424&SEO=extremist-clashes-continue-in-northeastern-damascus Damascus, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Clashes between terrorist groups in the Gutta region, east of the Syrian capital, continue and prevent even humanitarian aid, according to media reports and military sources. Vietnam Debuts as Official Member in Asian-African Legal Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12418&SEO=vietnam-debuts-as-official-member-in-asian-african-legal-forum Hanoi, May 3 (Prensa Latina) The presence of Vietnam in the 56th Session of the Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization (AALCO) as an official member of the forum has been well received during the meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, it was reported here today. Increase in Malaria Cases in South African Province http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12419&SEO=increase-in-malaria-cases-in-south-african-province Pretoria, May 3 (Prensa Latina) At least 624 cases of malaria (malaria) have been diagnosed in the South African province of Limpopo this year, the highest figure in recent years, local authorities said. Economic Forum Opens in Durban, South Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12417&SEO=economic-forum-opens-in-durban-south-africa Pretoria, May 3 (Prensa Latina) With inclusive growth as the main target in discussions world and African leaders and business executives opened in Durban, South Africa, the 2017 World Economic Forum on Africa (WEF Africa). Hizbullah Movement Leader Warns Lebanon Reaching Abyss Edge http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12413&SEO=hizbullah-movement-leader-warns-lebanon-reaching-abyss-edge Beirut, May 2 (Prensa Latina) Secretary-General of the Hizbullah Shiite movement (Party of God), Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, has today warned that Lebanon was ''reaching the edge of the abyss'' and urged all political forces to take on their full responsibility. 20 Taliban Allegedly Killed in Air Strike in Afghan North http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12406&SEO=20-taliban-allegedly-killed-in-air-strike-in-afghan-north Kabul, May 2 (Prensa Latina) At least alleged 20 Taliban were killed during the attack by Afghan war planes to insurgent shelters in the northern province of Badakhshan, police said. UN Demands More Help for Central African Republic http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12403&SEO=un-demands-more-help-for-central-african-republic United Nations, May 2 (Prensa Latina) The World Food Program (WFP) demanded Tuesday more funds to help the Central African Republic, a nation receiving each time less financial support and resources, and at the same time, facing one of the worst humanitarian crises in the planet. 38 Children at 37 Years Old http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12402&SEO=38-children-at-37-years-old Kampala, May 2 (Prensa Latina) Miriam Nabatanzi, a 37-year-old Ugandan woman, has had perhaps unintentionally a seat on Olympus of fertility by giving birth to 38 children. Health of Palestinians on Hunger Strike Deteriorates http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12400&SEO=health-of-palestinians-on-hunger-strike-deteriorates Ramallah, May 2 (Prensa Latina) After 16 days of hunger strike, the health of more than 20 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons has seriously deteriorated, reason why today they were transferred to hospitals. Iran Welcomes International Presence in Tehran Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12388&SEO=iran-welcomes-international-presence-in-tehran-book-fair Tehran, May 2 (Prensa Latina) Iran''s Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance, Reza Salehi Amiri, described the presence of 300 foreign publicists to the 30th edition of the International Book Fair in this capital as the ''peak moment''. More than 20,000 People Return to Free Cities near Damascus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12383&SEO=more-than-20000-people-return-to-free-cities-near-damascus Damascus, May 2 (Prensa Latina) More than 20,000 people returned to their homes in the cities of Madaya, Zabadani, and Buquein after they were announced free of armed groups, authorities confirmed today in the Syrian capital. UNICEF: Severe Child Malnutrition Rises in Somalia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12377&SEO=unicef-severe-child-malnutrition-rises-in-somalia United Nations, May 2 (Prensa Latrina) The United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) warned today that severe malnutrition in Somali children has increased by 50 percent this year, making a total of 1.4 million affected children. Iraqi Troops Confident to Crush Islamic State Forces in Mosul http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12376&SEO=iraqi-troops-confident-to-crush-islamic-state-forces-in-mosul Baghdad, May 2 (Prensa Latina) Iraqi forces have given fresh impetus to their armed offensive against the Islamic State (IS) in western Mosul, encouraged by forecasts that this month will be final to defeat extremists there. Terrorist Attacks Claim Victims in Syria's Hasaka Province http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12369&SEO=terrorist-attacks-claim-victims-in-syrias-hasaka-province Damascus, May 2 (Prensa Latina) One person was reportedly killed and 15 others injured in attacks by terrorists in the town of Rajn al-Slaibi in the Syrian province of Hasaka, 710 kilometers northeast of Damascus. President Zuma to Preside Over World Economic Forum in Durban http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12368&SEO=president-zuma-to-preside-over-world-economic-forum-in-durban Pretoria, May 2 (Prensa Latina) President Jacob Zuma will lead South African delegation to the World Economic Forum on Africa to be held from May 3-5, 2017 at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Center in Durban. China and United Arab Emirates to Increase Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12362&SEO=china-and-united-arab-emirates-to-increase-cooperation 01 de mayo de 2017, 12:44Beijing, May 1 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan began an official visit to China today to assess bilateral cooperation. France Attacks Islamic Army Base in Burkina Faso http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12355&SEO=france-attacks-islamic-army-base-in-burkina-faso Bamako, May 1 (Prensa Latina) French army forces stationed in Mali attacked an Islamic group that began operations in Burkina Faso a few weeks ago, according to a statement by public media. Saudi King Saw off Angela Merkel Optimistic to Strengthen Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12354&SEO=saudi-king-saw-off-angela-merkel-optimistic-to-strengthen-cooperation Riyadh, May 1 (Prensa Latina) German Chancellor Angela Merkel left Jeddah today after concluding an official visit in which she left a feeling of optimism and confidence in the strengthening bilateral relations in several fields. Syria Pays Tribute to Working Class on International Workers' Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12349&SEO=syria-pays-tribute-to-working-class-on-international-workers-day Damascus, May 1 (Prensa Latina) On the occasion of the International Workers'' Day, Syrian workers reiterated their support for the Army and the people in the struggle against terrorism, as stated by trade unions, political and national government organizations. ACNUR Delivers Donation to Angola for Congolese Refugees http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12347&SEO=acnur-delivers-donation-to-angola-for-congolese-refugees Luanda, May 1 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (ACNUR) on Sunday delivered to Angolan authorities a donation of nine tons of products for Congolese refugees. Mali Extends State of Emergency due to Attacks by Islamic Groups http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12333&SEO=mali-extends-state-of-emergency-due-to-attacks-by-islamic-groups Bamako, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) The persistence of armed actions by Islamic groups poses the need to extend the state of emergency for six months, the National Assembly announced today in a brief statement. Angolan Oil Company Saves 200 Million Dollars by Reducing Costs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12328&SEO=angolan-oil-company-saves-200-million-dollars-by-reducing-costs Luanda, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) The state-owned National Society of Fuels of Angola (Sonangol) has saved 200 million dollars in costs since June 2016, local media reported on Sunday. Saudi Arabian Police Frustrate Arms and Ammunition Smuggling http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12327&SEO=saudi-arabian-police-frustrate-arms-and-ammunition-smuggling Riyadh, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) A police patrol seized 100 guns and nearly 3,000 bullets of different calibers that arms traffickers were trying to smuggle into Saudi Arabia in rice bags, an official spokesperson said on Sunday. Russia's Humanitarian Aid Distributed in Syrian Provinces http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12325&SEO=russias-humanitarian-aid-distributed-in-syrian-provinces Damascus, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the Center for the Coordination of the Ceasefire in the Russian base of Hemymin distributed, in conjunction with Syrian authorities, more than six tons of humanitarian aid in three provinces of the country. Syrian Civilians Killed in Air Raid by U.S.-Led Coalition http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12323&SEO=syrian-civilians-killed-in-air-raid-by-u.s.-led-coalition Damascus, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) Syrian television reported on Sunday that at least eight civilians were killed in an air raid by the international coalition led by the United States in Raqqa province, 542 kilometers northeast of Damascus. South Africa Will Host Economic Forum on Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12322&SEO=south-africa-will-host-economic-forum-on-africa Pretoria Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) South Africa will host the 27th World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa, which will take place next week, to focus on achieving inclusive growth in the continent. Mystery Illness Has Killed 9 in Liberia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12321&SEO=mystery-illness-has-killed-9-in-liberia Monrovia, April 30 (Prensa Latina) A mysterious illness that has caused nine deaths and eight infected in a town close to this city, capital of Liberia, is keeping health authorities at bay. Despite Foreign Imposed Conflict, Syria Holds Cultural Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12311&SEO=despite-foreign-imposed-conflict-syria-holds-cultural-festival Damascus, April 29 (Prensa Latina) Despite the foreign-imposed terrorist conflict, Syrian authorities organized the 1st Cultural Festival in the Syrian province of Damascus. IS Claims Responsibility for Suicide Bombing in Baghdad http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12303&SEO=is-claims-responsibility-for-suicide-bombing-in-baghdad 29 de abril de 2017, 08:53Baghdad, April 29 (Prensa Latina) The Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility for a car bomb attack that killed at least four people and injured six at an Iraqi highway patrol headquarters in Karrada district. Pope Francis Rebuffs in Egypt all Kinds of Fanaticism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12302&SEO=pope-francis-rebuffs-in-egypt-all-kinds-of-fanaticism Cairo, April 29 (PL) The only extremism allowed ... is that of charity, Pope Francis has said in Egypt at a crowded Mass in Cairo, with which the public activities of his two-day official visit ended. Denmark Charges Six Men With Training, Fighting for Islamic State http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12277&SEO=denmark-charges-six-men-with-training-fighting-for-islamic-state Copenhague,Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Denmark''s public prosecutor''s office said today it had charged six men with allowing themselves to be recruited by Islamic State and fighting for the militant group in Syria. Qatar to Host Preparatory Arab Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12269&SEO=qatar-to-host-preparatory-arab-conference-on-disaster-risk-reduction Doha, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) The Arab League (AL) and its member states, together with the United Nations, organize the third regional preparatory Arab conference on disaster risk reduction to be held in Qatar from next Sunday, organizers announced today. Turkey Intensifies Attacks in Northern Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12264&SEO=turkey-intensifies-attacks-in-northern-syria Damascus, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Turkish artillery bombed the village of Ras Ain in the northern Syrian province of Hassakeh, destroyed its drinking water plant and caused extensive damage to infrastructure, military sources confirmed today in Damascus. FAO, WFP Report on Food Crisis in Four Nations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12255&SEO=fao-wfp-report-on-food-crisis-in-four-nations Rome, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Food Program (WFP) today report on the food security situation in northeastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. Pope Francis Visits Egypt With Peace Message http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12254&SEO=pope-francis-visits-egypt-with-peace-message Cairo, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) With a message of peace and tolerance, Pope Francis arrives in Egypt today, where he will meet with the highest world authority of Sunni Islam, among other religious and political dignitaries. USA Tries to Impose World Hegemony, Says Syrian President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12234&SEO=usa-tries-to-impose-world-hegemony-says-syrian-president Damascus, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) What is happening in Syria, Korea, Iran, Russia and now in Venezuela is the United States'' open attempt to establish world hegemony, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad told Telesur. Iran: Nine Border Guards Killed After Clashes With Balochi Terrorist http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12230&SEO=iran-nine-border-guards-killed-after-clashes-with-balochi-terrorist Teherán,Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Nine Iranian border guards were killed near Mirjaveh district after clashes with the armed Balochi insurgent group Army of Justice, the prosecutor general of Zahedan province Alí Movahedi Rad announced today. Heavy Fighting Between Kurds and Turkish Forces in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12228&SEO=heavy-fighting-between-kurds-and-turkish-forces-in-syria Damascus, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Strong clashes are reportedly taking place between Kurdish militias and Turkish Army forces in the of Tell Abyad in northern Aleppo province. Children Pay The Price in Afghan Conflict: UN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12227&SEO=children-pay-the-price-in-afghan-conflict-un Kabul,Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Children account for one-third of civilian casualties in Afghanistan''s grinding conflict in the first three months of 2017, and are paying an increasingly high price in the fighting, a UN report said today in Kabul. Discovery in Egypt of ancient statues http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12222&SEO=discovery-in-egypt-of-ancient-statues As part of the International Day for Monuments and Sites celebrated on April 18, in Luxor, Egypt, the unveiled of statues and some discoveries inspired to be consciousness in the conservation and protection of the cultural heritage of humanity. United Kingdom Analyze Reality of Parasitology in Cuban Conference http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12218&SEO=united-kingdom-analyze-reality-of-parasitology-in-cuban-conference Havana, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Cryptosporidium laboratory reports have increased during the last two years in the United Kingdom, demonstrating the progress of that parasite through all regions of the planet, specialist Richard Elson said. Israel, Turkey Strike Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12207&SEO=israel-turkey-strike-syria Damascus, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) For the third time since 2013, Israeli missiles hit warehouses at Damascus International Airport, the Syrian capital, military sources said. Syria Rejects French Government's Accusations on Chemical Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12201&SEO=syria-rejects-french-governments-accusations-on-chemical-attack Damascus, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Syria has described the recent statements by French Foreign Minister, Jean Marc Ayrault, about the alleged chemical attack in the town of Kahn Sheikun, Idleb province, as a ''rabid campaign of misinformation and lies''. Iraq Angers Turkey, Qatar for Denouncing Attack, Payment to jihadists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12193&SEO=iraq-angers-turkey-qatar-for-denouncing-attack-payment-to-jihadists Baghdad, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) Iraq has rejected angry reactions from Turkey and Qatar after Baghdad condemned an attack by the former that killed six Kurds and denounced that the emirate tried to pay terrorists a multimillion ransom for 26 hostages. Burundi Stops World Food Program Convoy From Entering Country http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12186&SEO=burundi-stops-world-food-program-convoy-from-entering-country Bujumbura,Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) Burundi has blocked a World Food Programme (WFP) convoy originating in Rwanda from entering the country, citing security concerns, the WFP said on Wednesday. One Person Dies in Kenya's Primary Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12184&SEO=one-person-dies-in-kenyas-primary-elections Nairobi, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) One person has died and another was injured in hotly contested primary elections in the capital Nairobi. Saudi Arabia, USA Discuss Efforts in the Struggle against IS http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12163&SEO=saudi-arabia-usa-discuss-efforts-in-the-struggle-against-is Riyadh, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) Saudi Arabia''s defense minister, Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, discussed here today with a US special envoy for military issues efforts in the international offensive against the Islamic State (EI). Nigerian Former President Accuses Obama of Vetoing Him http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12160&SEO=nigerian-former-president-accuses-obama-of-vetoing-him Abuja, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) Nigerian former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan accused Barack Obama, the US president in 2015, of playing an active role against him during the elections that year. Seychelles President Opens His Country's Embassy in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12156&SEO=seychelles-president-opens-his-countrys-embassy-in-cuba Havana, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) Seychelles President, Danny Faure, opens his country''s embassy in Cuba today, as part of his official visit to the Caribbean nation. Nearly 3,000 Deaths from Malaria in Angola http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12150&SEO=nearly-3000-deaths-from-malaria-in-angola Luanda, April 25 (Prensa Latina) The Senior Coordinator for the National Malaria Control Directorate in Angola, Rafael Dimbo, announced that 2,974 people have died during the first quarter of 2017. Iranian Supreme Leader Condemns USA and Israel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12139&SEO=iranian-supreme-leader-condemns-usa-and-israel Tehran, April 25 (Prensa Latina) Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has today accused the United States and Israel of promoting belligerent policy against Iran, and also urged the world to understand why both governments are currently taking hostile stands to Islam. Syrian Army Achieves Important Advances in Eastern Damascus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12131&SEO=syrian-army-achieves-important-advances-in-eastern-damascus Damascus, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian army made important progress in the last 72 hours in the Qaboum district, east of the country''s capital, according to military reports today. Syria and the Dismemberment of the Arab World http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12129&SEO=syria-and-the-dismemberment-of-the-arab-world By Pedro García Hernández UN Demands End of Fighting, Blockade on Yemen http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12123&SEO=un-demands-end-of-fighting-blockade-on-yemen United Nations, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations human rights independent experts today demanded the end of the fighting in Yemen and the naval blockade imposed by Saudi Arabia, as urgent actions to help millions of people at risk of famine. UNICEF Seeks to Immunize Somali Children Against Measles http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12122&SEO=unicef-seeks-to-immunize-somali-children-against-measles Mogadishu,Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) and its partners today kicked off an emergency campaign to immunize 30,000 children against measles in Baidoa, one of the hardest-hit areas in southern Somalia. President of Seychelles to Visit Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12088&SEO=president-of-seychelles-to-visit-cuba Havana, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) Seychelles President Danny Faure will officially make an official visit to Cuba from tomorrow, the island''s Foreign Ministry informed today. South Africa, China Take Further Step to Cement Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12084&SEO=south-africa-china-take-further-step-to-cement-ties Pretoria, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) South Africa and China has inaugurated Monday the High Level People-to-People Exchange Mechanism (PPEM), aimed at cementing trust, friendship and strategic partnership. Ghana, Kenya and Malawi Chosen to Test World's First Malaria Vaccine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12081&SEO=ghana-kenya-and-malawi-chosen-to-test-worlds-first-malaria-vaccine Gineva,Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) Three African countries have been chosen to test the world''s first malaria vaccine, the World Health Organization announced today. FAO: 20 Million People in Africa Are at Risk of Dying From Hunger http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12077&SEO=fao-20-million-people-in-africa-are-at-risk-of-dying-from-hunger 24 de abril de 2017, 12:13Rome, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva warned that about 20 million people in South Sudan, Somalia, northern Nigeria and Yemen are at risk of dying from hunger. Angola Ready to Vote on August -23- 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12076&SEO=angola-ready-to-vote-on-august-23-2017 24 de abril de 2017, 11:57Luanda, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos stated today that the conditions are ready to vote on the Angolan general elections. Despite Brexit, South Africa Will Continue to Trade with UK http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12074&SEO=despite-brexit-south-africa-will-continue-to-trade-with-uk Pretoria, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) South Africa''s Government''s priority is to ensure that there is certainty and continuity in the trade and investment relationship with the United Kingdom as a result of Brexit, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. Palestinian Prisoners: Hunger Strike Enters Its Second Week http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12069&SEO=palestinian-prisoners-hunger-strike-enters-its-second-week Tel Aviv, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) With the addition of some 35 new prisoners, the massive hunger strike held by more than 1,500 Palestinians locked in Israeli prisons begins today its second week. New Special Economic Zone to Be Opened in South Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12066&SEO=new-special-economic-zone-to-be-opened-in-south-africa Pretoria, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) South African President Jacob Zuma will on Tuesday launch the Maluti-A-Phofung Special Economic Zone (MAP-SEZ), in Harrismith, in the Free State, Presidency announced. Syrian Army Wards Off Terrorist Offensive in Hama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12060&SEO=syrian-army-wards-off-terrorist-offensive-in-hama Damascus, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) After more than 40 days of intense fighting, the Syrian army, and allied militias warded off and defeated an offensive of some 12,000 terrorist troops in Hama province, 210 kilometers north of Damascus, military sources confirmed today. South Africa, China Cementing Cultural Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12056&SEO=south-africa-china-cementing-cultural-ties Pretoria, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) South Africa and China, nations that belong to the BRICS Group, are opening talks in Pretoria Monday to discuss ways to broaden cooperation on culture, education, communications, health, science and technology, sports, tourism, women affairs and youth. Palestinians in Lebanon Recall Cuban Bay of Pigs Victory http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12051&SEO=palestinians-in-lebanon-recall-cuban-bay-of-pigs-victory Beirut, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) Palestinian refugees in Lebanon assessed the Cuban Revolution''s victory, repelling the mercenary attack against Playa Giron in 1961, as a heroic deed with great validity and an inspiration in their struggle against Israel. UK Labour Leader Corbyn Says Could Suspend Syria Air Strikes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12044&SEO=uk-labour-leader-corbyn-says-could-suspend-syria-air-strikes 23 de abril de 2017, 11:06London,Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) The leader of Britain''s main opposition Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn said today that he could suspend British involvement in air strikes against Syria if he was elected prime minister at a June 8 election. Nigerian Army Chief Urged Troops to Intensify Fight Against Terror http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12040&SEO=nigerian-army-chief-urged-troops-to-intensify-fight-against-terror 23 de abril de 2017, 10:21Abuja,Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) The Nigerian Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has urged troops in the North East to remain steadfast in prosecuting the counter insurgency as history would not forget them. London Marathon 2017: Wanjiru and Keitany Win Men's and Women's Races http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12039&SEO=london-marathon-2017-wanjiru-and-keitany-win-mens-and-womens-races 23 de abril de 2017, 10:10London,Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) Mary Keitany of Kenya broke Paula Radcliffe''s women''s-only world record to win the London Marathon today. US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis Visits Djibouti http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12037&SEO=us-defence-secretary-jim-mattis-visits-djibouti Djibuti,Apr 23(Prensa Latina) US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis arrived today for a short visit to Djibouti, a strategically important country on the Horn of Africa which hosts the United States'' only permanent military base on the African continent. Kuwait Declared as Malaria Free Country http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12036&SEO=kuwait-declared-as-malaria-free-country 23 de abril de 2017, 09:16Kuwait, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Health of Kuwait affirmed today that Kuwait is currently a malaria-free zone with 388 cases treated in 2016. Syrian Army Takes Terrorist Strongholds in Hama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12035&SEO=syrian-army-takes-terrorist-strongholds-in-hama Damascus, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Army, with the help of allied militias, expelled terrorist groups from the strategic city of Halfaya, the biggest bastion of former Al Nusra Front at the north of the province of Hama, military sources confirmed here Sunday. Iran Commits to Hold Solid Presidential Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12029&SEO=iran-commits-to-hold-solid-presidential-elections 23 de abril de 2017, 05:00Tehran, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) Abdulreza Rahmani Fazli, Iran''s Interior Minister Abdulreza Rahmani Fazli pledged today to make all efforts to hold solid presidential elections, to handle the prevailing trends that seek to damage the security in the country. Evo Morales Condemns US Policy towards Syria and Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12020&SEO=evo-morales-condemns-us-policy-towards-syria-and-venezuela La Paz, Apr 22 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia''s President Evo Morales reiterated his condemnation of the United States'' attacks on Syria and the threats against Venezuela, and insisted that the policy is aimed at seizing oil. Israeli Aviation Attacks Syrian Army Position on Quneitra http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11993&SEO=israeli-aviation-attacks-syrian-army-position-on-quneitra 21 de abril de 2017, 15:14Damascus, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) The aviation of the Israeli Zionist regime attacked a Syrian army position in Kahn Arnabeh, Quneitra province, 67km southwest of Damascus, military sources confirmed today. Over a Million Children Trapped in Congo Violence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11992&SEO=over-a-million-children-trapped-in-congo-violence 21 de abril de 2017, 15:13United Nations, April 21 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) today warned that 1.5 million children are at risk due to extreme violence in the Congolese province of Kasaï-Central. Global CEOs Call G-20 for Greater Disclosure of Climate Risks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11987&SEO=global-ceos-call-g-20-for-greater-disclosure-of-climate-risks Geneva,Apr 21 (Prensa Latina)The heads of major global businesses are urging G20 governments to formally accept that companies should disclose climate-related financial risks. Syrian Villages of Zabadani and Madaya Free From Extremist Groups http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11986&SEO=syrian-villages-of-zabadani-and-madaya-free-from-extremist-groups Damascus, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) Syrian settlements in Zabadani and Madaya, less than 50 kilometers from Damascus and near the northeast border of Lebanon, were declared free from extremist groups, authorities confirmed today. U.S., Israel Continue to Fuel Anti-Syria Campaign http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11979&SEO=u.s.-israel-continue-to-fuel-anti-syria-campaign Tel Aviv, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) Without presenting any evidence, the United States and Israel accused again the Syrian government today of still using chemical weapons as part of a campaign to justify any aggression against that Arab country. Syrian Army Makes Progress in Eastern Damascus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11976&SEO=syrian-army-makes-progress-in-eastern-damascus Damascus, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) After intense air force and artillery bombing, Syrian army units have dismantled shelters and tunnels of terrorist groups in the Qabun region in eastern Damascus, according to military sources. Iraqi Troops Recapture Several Neighborhoods West of Mosul http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11975&SEO=iraqi-troops-recapture-several-neighborhoods-west-of-mosul Baghdad, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) Iraqi government forces have recaptured other neighborhoods in western Mosul, including Tanek, where they released a girl from the Yazidi ethnic group who was kidnapped and sold as a slave by the Islamic State (IS). USA Blocks Investigation on Attack, Syrian President Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11970&SEO=usa-blocks-investigation-on-attack-syrian-president-says Damascus, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) The United States has blocked the requested inquiries on an alleged chemical attack on a town in Idleb province, President Bashar al-Assad said in an interview with Russia''s Sputnik News. Syria and Cuba Sign Agreement for Visa Exemption http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11964&SEO=syria-and-cuba-sign-agreement-for-visa-exemption Damascus, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Syria and Cuba signed today an agreement for reciprocal visa exemption for diplomatic, official, special and service passports. Cuba Calls at UN to Stop Israeli Abuses against Palestines http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11962&SEO=cuba-calls-at-un-to-stop-israeli-abuses-against-palestines United Nations, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has advocated Tuesday at the UN Security Council for concrete actions to put an end to Israel''s abuses against the people of Palestine. UN Dismayed by Toll of Terrorist Attack in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11961&SEO=un-dismayed-by-toll-of-terrorist-attack-in-syria United Nations, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura expressed dismay at the growing number of civilian casualties as a result of the terrorist attack on a refugee convoy in Syria on April 15. Cuba Highlights MNOAL's Validity at UN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11949&SEO=cuba-highlights-mnoals-validity-at-un Geneva, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuba highlighted the validity and relevance of the founding principles of the Movement of Non-Aligned Countries (MNOAL) at a difficult moment in the world at the UN headquarters in Geneva. Cameroon Returns 30,000 Displaced People from Nigeria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11947&SEO=cameroon-returns-30000-displaced-people-from-nigeria Abuja, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) A total of 30,000 displaced people by the violence of terrorist group Boko Haram, returned to their native country, Nigeria, from Cameroon, reported the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) in the state of Borno, the local press said Thursday. US Defense Secretary Meets with Egyptian President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11940&SEO=us-defense-secretary-meets-with-egyptian-president Cairo, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) US Defense Secretary James Mattis arrived in the capital today, where he met with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi. Iran Refutes Saudi-US Accussation of Destabilizing the Region http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11938&SEO=iran-refutes-saudi-us-accussation-of-destabilizing-the-region Tehran, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Iran''s political and military authorities refuted today what they considered repeated and unfounded accusations by Saudi Arabia and the United States of destabilizing the Persian Gulf region and considered them part of the ''anti-Iranian bragging.'' Kuwait : Biggest Threat in Persian Gulf is Extremist Ideology http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11934&SEO=kuwait-biggest-threat-in-persian-gulf-is-extremist-ideology Manama, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) The biggest threat communities in Arab countries in the Persian Gulf are facing is the extremist ideology, said a Kuwaiti minister attending n a regional meeting on fighting this phenomenon, which ends here today. The Chemical Incident Was Made Up, Syrian Presidential Adviser Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11927&SEO=the-chemical-incident-was-made-up-syrian-presidential-adviser-says Damascus, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) The incident with chemical weapons in Idleb was ''made up,'' Syria''s presidential advisor Bouzeina Shabaan said in an interview with Al Mayadeen channel published today in Damascus. South African Minister of Finance Begins Tour of the U.S. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11926&SEO=south-african-minister-of-finance-begins-tour-of-the-u.s. Pretoria, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) South African Minister of Finance, Malusi Gigaba, starts today a tour of U.S. cities, where he will attend meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank (WB), reported the local media. Clashes in West of Mosul Cause 336,000 Displaced People in Iraq http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11919&SEO=clashes-in-west-of-mosul-cause-336000-displaced-people-in-iraq United Nations, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) At least 336,000 people left the western part of Mosul since February 19, when the Iraqi Government resumed its attacks to expel the Islamic State (ISIS) from the city, the United Nations reported Wednesday. UN Alerts on Growing Power of Armed Groups In Libya http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11915&SEO=un-alerts-on-growing-power-of-armed-groups-in-libya United Nations, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Martin Kobler, special representative of the United Nations for Libya, warned in the UN Security Council Wednesday that the growing power of armed groups in Libya, is curbing the aspirations for peace in that country. Iranian Supreme Leader Calls for High Turnout in Presidential Electio http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11910&SEO=iranian-supreme-leader-calls-for-high-turnout-in-presidential-electio Tehran, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has urged authorities today to make every effort possible to hold a ''healthy and secure'' presidential election, and encouraged the nation to turn out and vote. Kenyan Police to Fight Terrorism in Local Universities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11907&SEO=kenyan-police-to-fight-terrorism-in-local-universities 19 de abril de 2017, 14:52Nairobi, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Kenyan students are fighting in Islamic armed groups in Somalia and Libya, an official source said here Wednesday, adding that a police anti-terrorist operation will shortly be launched at public and private universities. Saudi Arabia, USA Ratify Strategic Defense Relation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11895&SEO=saudi-arabia-usa-ratify-strategic-defense-relation Riyadh, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia and US Secretary of Defense James Mattis reaffirmed here today their commitment to expand and consolidate strategic military and security cooperation. Nigeria: Massive Displacement Continues in the Northeast http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11893&SEO=nigeria-massive-displacement-continues-in-the-northeast Abuja, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Violence and insecurity in Nigeria''s Borno state are continuing it was known today. Evacuation of Syrian Villagers From Fua and Kefraya Continues http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11891&SEO=evacuation-of-syrian-villagers-from-fua-and-kefraya-continues Damascus, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of evacuated people from the villages of Fua and Kefraya arrived in the city of Aleppo as around 500 extremists and relatives left the town of Zabadani on their way to Idleb, authorities said today. Congo Prime Minister Ends Official Visit to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11877&SEO=congo-prime-minister-ends-official-visit-to-cuba Havana, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Clement Mouamba, Prime Minister of the Republic of Congo, is winding up today his official visit to Cuba, during which he met authorities and toured places of historical interest. South African Gov't Invest Millions to Upgrade Universities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11876&SEO=south-african-govt-invest-millions-to-upgrade-universities Pretoria, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) The South African government has allotted 527 million dollars to upgrade university infrastructure countrywide, Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande announced Wednesday. Syrian Army Command Rescues Soldiers Kidnapped by Terrorists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11863&SEO=syrian-army-command-rescues-soldiers-kidnapped-by-terrorists Damascus, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Commands of the Syrian Army reportedly rescued 34 soldiers who were in the hands of formerly called Al Nusra Front in the neighbourhood of Qaboun, 6 kilometers east of Damascus. Nigeria: Army Operation Frees 1,600 From Boko Haram http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11859&SEO=nigeria-army-operation-frees-1600-from-boko-haram Abuja,Apr 18 (Prensa Latina)The Nigerian army has freed over 1,600 persons from Boko Haram hideouts in the northeast region, killing at least 21 militants in the operation, the military announced. 56th Anniversary of the Playa Girón Victory Celebrated in Seychelles http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11855&SEO=56th-anniversary-of-the-playa-giron-victory-celebrated-in-seychelles Victoria, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Seychelles personalities, as well as Cuban collaborators and residents celebrated in this capital the 56th anniversary of the Playa Girón Victory, the acid test of the rising socialist revolution in Cuba. Regional Strategy to Fight Violence and Extremism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11851&SEO=regional-strategy-to-fight-violence-and-extremism Manama, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The Arab countries of the Persian Gulf will start tomorrow here to discuss the adoption of a joint strategy to promote moderation and combat violence and extremism, official sources of Bahrain announced today. Congolese Prime Minister Praises Relations with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11845&SEO=congolese-prime-minister-praises-relations-with-cuba Havana, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The Prime Minister of the Republic of Congo, Clement Mouamba, regarded the relations between Congo and Cuba as ''indissoluble'', during the homage to deceased Congolese president Marien Ngouabi, celebrates at the African National Heroes Park in Havana. Cuba Shows Scientific Progress at Int'l Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11844&SEO=cuba-shows-scientific-progress-at-intl-meeting Havana, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is showing its scientific progress of the last decades during the second and last day of the Meeting for Latin America and the Caribbean, of the International Council for Science (ICSU). Terrorist Threat Shakes Elections in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11836&SEO=terrorist-threat-shakes-elections-in-france Paris, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The campaign for the presidential elections in France was shaken today with the arrest of two men planning an imminent terror attack, which confirms the existence of a high terrorist threat. Israeli Cancels Family Visits to Palestinian Prisoners on Strike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11835&SEO=israeli-cancels-family-visits-to-palestinian-prisoners-on-strike Tel Aviv, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Israeli authorities have canceled family visits to the approximately 1,500 Palestinian prisoners who have been on hunger strike in protest of their prison conditions in Israel jails since yesterday. South Africa's Finance Minister to Attend IMF Meeting in U.S. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11834&SEO=south-africas-finance-minister-to-attend-imf-meeting-in-u.s. Pretoria, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba is heading the South African delegation to the forthcoming International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Spring Meetings in the U.S. Iran: Archaeologists Unearth 2,000 Year Old City http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11833&SEO=iran-archaeologists-unearth-2000-year-old-city Tehran, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Iranian archaeologists have reportedly discovered the remains of an ancient underground city, close to the town of Samen, Hamadan province, some 400 kms from the capital, Tehran. Congo, the 6th Oil-Producing Country of Africa, without Fuels http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11830&SEO=congo-the-6th-oil-producing-country-of-africa-without-fuels Brazzaville, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Congo, the sixth oil-producing country in Africa, has been for three weeks now with fuel shortages and the stabilization of the situation seems to remain for some more weeks. Syrian Army Free New Areas of Terrorists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11828&SEO=syrian-army-free-new-areas-of-terrorists Damascus, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) In sweeping operations on Independence Day, Syrian Army units targeted terrorists from ISIS, Jabhat al-Nusra, and other terror groups affiliated to them in several areas across the country, inflicting heavy losses on them and freeing areas. Saudi Energy Minister Praises OPEC Oil Price Boost http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11815&SEO=saudi-energy-minister-praises-opec-oil-price-boost Riyadh, April 17 (Prensa Latina) The Saudi Energy Minister, Khalid al-Falih, has estimated that the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) agreement to boost oil prices has a high-level of implementation, but unfortunately it is still too early to talk about an extension of such an agreement. Nearly Half Million Iraqis Flee Mosul Fighting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11813&SEO=nearly-half-million-iraqis-flee-mosul-fighting United Nations, April 17 (Prensa Latina) Nearly half a million people have fled Mosul, Iraq, in the past few months as a result of fighting between the Iraqi army and Islamic State (IS), the UN reported. Russia Condemns Terrorist Attack on Refugees in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11814&SEO=russia-condemns-terrorist-attack-on-refugees-in-syria Moscow, April 17 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Foreign Ministry has condemned the recent bomb attack on a Syrian refuge-crowded bus convoy in the province of Idlib, killing about 130 people and injuring hundreds. Cuban First Vice President Receives Congolese Prime Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11805&SEO=cuban-first-vice-president-receives-congolese-prime-minister 17 de abril de 2017, 14:13Havana, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuban First Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel held official talks with Congolese Prime Minister Clement Mouamba, who is on an official visit to Cuba. International Council for Science Meets in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11797&SEO=international-council-for-science-meets-in-cuba Havana, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) The Regional Meeting for Latin America and the Caribbean, of the International Council for Science (ICSU), is beginning here today with specialized debates focused on sustainable development. Syria Celebrates the 71 Anniversary of its Independence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11791&SEO=syria-celebrates-the-71-anniversary-of-its-independence 17 de abril de 2017, 11:28Damascus, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian people showed that they are capable of winning the battle to protect their sovereignty with ''all strength and fervor,'' stated today a statement from the Baathist Socialist Arab Party on the occasion of the 71st anniversary of the independence from the French colonialism. Syria Calls on UN to Condemn Attack on Evacuated Persons in Aleppo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11778&SEO=syria-calls-on-un-to-condemn-attack-on-evacuated-persons-in-aleppo Damascus, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates called on the United Nations to condemn the attack that left a toll of more than 120 dead and 200 wounded persons, including 68 children, in the vicinity of Aleppo, press media published today in Damascus. Angola Promotes Sustainable Use of Second Largest Basin Worldwide http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11775&SEO=angola-promotes-sustainable-use-of-second-largest-basin-worldwide Luanda, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) The Congo basin, the second largest in the world behind the Amazon, now has enormous potential for sustainable use in terms of development and the elimination of poverty. Turkey Will Not Be the Same, following Historic Referendum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11774&SEO=turkey-will-not-be-the-same-following-historic-referendum Ankara, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) The winning ''Yes'' in the historic constitutional referendum on Sunday paves the way for Turkey changing its political system from Parliamentary to a Presidential Republic, thus dramatically expanding President Recep Tayyid Erdogan''s powers. Iran Labels Illegal Use of US Super-bomb in Afghanistan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11769&SEO=iran-labels-illegal-use-of-us-super-bomb-in-afghanistan Tehran, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council of Iran, Ali Shamkhani, today considered illegal the launching by Washington of its most lethal non-nuclear bomb in Afghanistan, an action that he assured would not improve U.S. National security. Syrian Army Crushes Terrorist Grouping in Daraa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11768&SEO=syrian-army-crushes-terrorist-grouping-in-daraa Damascus, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Armed Forces reportedly attacked Sunday positions of the Jabhat Fatah al Sham terrorist organization, formerly known as the Nusra Front, in the city of Daraa, killing 10 militants. Two Reportedly Dead in Turkey Sunday Referendum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11766&SEO=two-reportedly-dead-in-turkey-sunday-referendum 16 de abril de 2017, 11:35Ankara, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) Two people have died in a fight outside a polling station in Diyarbakir during Turkey''s historic constitutional referendum on whether to give sweeping new powers to their president by changing from a Parliament political system to a presidential republic. Syrian Christians Stress Unity to Fight Back Terrorism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11763&SEO=syrian-christians-stress-unity-to-fight-back-terrorism 16 de abril de 2017, 11:08Damascus, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) Christian denominations in Syria have celebrated Easter Sunday with prayers and masses in churches and places of worship, in which they called for unity to confront terrorism and achieve peace. Lebanon Raised Churches Security During Easter Sunday http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11757&SEO=lebanon-raised-churches-security-during-easter-sunday Beirut, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) Churches and other places of Christian worship have been today the most watched over ghhgin Lebanon with a large deployment of military and security forces that, according to the government, will prevent attacks like the recent ones in Egypt. Western Coalition Is Urged to Fight IE alongside Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11756&SEO=western-coalition-is-urged-to-fight-ie-alongside-russia Moscow, April 16 (Prensa Latina) Russian Senator Frants Klintsevich has called today the US-led Western coalition to join Moscow in a real struggle in Syria against the Islamic State (ISIS). Death Toll in Bomb Attack on Syria Bus Convoy Rises to 112 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11752&SEO=death-toll-in-bomb-attack-on-syria-bus-convoy-rises-to-112 Damascus, April 16 (Prensa Latina) At least 112 people died as a result of a suicide attack on a caravan transporting evacuated people from the besieged towns of al-Fuoaa and Kefraya to Aleppo, as reported by some media sources in Damascus. UN Condemns Attack against Refugee Caravan in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11751&SEO=un-condemns-attack-against-refugee-caravan-in-syria United Nations, April 16 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has strongly condemned today a terrorist attack in Syria against a convoy of buses evacuating 5,000 civilians and armed opponents who decided to leave their terrorist-besieged towns. The car-bomb left over 110 dead. Congolese Ambassador Highlights Fidel Castro's Heritage http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11746&SEO=congolese-ambassador-highlights-fidel-castros-heritage 15 de abril de 2017, 14:59Santiago de Cuba, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) The ambassador of the Republic of Congo, Pascal Onguembi, highlighted here the altruist and solidarity heritage of Fidel Castro, whom he described as the more humane of all men and women he has known. Berlin Christmas Market Attacker Received Orders from ISIS http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11745&SEO=berlin-christmas-market-attacker-received-orders-from-isis 15 de abril de 2017, 12:40Berlin, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) The attack on a Christmas market in December 2016 in this capital was carried out by an individual who received direct orders from the terrorist group Islamic State (ISIS), the weekly newspaper Der Spiegel reported today. Russian, Chinese Foreign Ministers Discuss Syria, Korean Peninsula http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11743&SEO=russian-chinese-foreign-ministers-discuss-syria-korean-peninsula 15 de abril de 2017, 11:54Beijing, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, had a telephone conversation about their nations'' bilateral ties and the situation in Syria and the Korean Peninsula, local media reported today. Russia, Syria and the Fears of the West http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11739&SEO=russia-syria-and-the-fears-of-the-west 15 de abril de 2017, 11:26Moscow, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) As more clarity is demanded in the investigation into what happened in the Syrian province of Idlib, the West gets more nervous, above all, after the discussions here at a meeting among the foreign ministers from Syria, Iran and Russia. Authorities Recue 62 Immigrants off Spain's Shores http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11733&SEO=authorities-recue-62-immigrants-off-spains-shores Madrid, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) Spanish authorities today rescued 62 African immigrants on board of a makeshift boat two miles southwest of the city of Cadiz, Andalusia. China Supports Palestine's Just Cause http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11732&SEO=china-supports-palestines-just-cause Beijing, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao repeated his country''s support for the Palestinian people''s just cause so that they can reestablish their legitimate rights and national interests, the government said today. Russia Rejects USA Manipulations to Justify Attack on Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11727&SEO=russia-rejects-usa-manipulations-to-justify-attack-on-syria Moscow, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) Russian Defense Ministry (MINDEF) rejected today US intelligence manipulation to justify attacks on sovereign countries such as the recent attack on Syria''s air base Al Shairat, in Homs. Angola Prepares Gold Market Regulations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11722&SEO=angola-prepares-gold-market-regulations Luanda, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Angolan authorities are preparing the regulation of the gold market to stop illegal sales, which last year reached three tons of the metal. Oman, Kuwait Sign Agreement for Refining Crude Oil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11719&SEO=oman-kuwait-sign-agreement-for-refining-crude-oil Muscat, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Business circles in Oman highlighted the recent signing of a cooperation agreement with Kuwait to develop a refinery and petrochemical complex in Duqm, a locality in Al Wusta province. Sebastian Vettel Fastest in 1st Session at Sakhir,Bahrain GP http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11717&SEO=sebastian-vettel-fastest-in-1st-session-at-sakhirbahrain-gp Manama,Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel posted the fastest time in the first practice session at the Bahrain Grand Prix, while Formula One rival Lewis Hamilton saved his pace for Friday''s second practice and did not push for a leading time. Iranian FM Travels to Russia for Tripartite Meeting on Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11715&SEO=iranian-fm-travels-to-russia-for-tripartite-meeting-on-syria Tehran, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Iran''s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, traveled to Russia today to attend a tripartite meeting on Syria, days after an attack by the United States that the diplomat described as an ''unilateral unacceptable act.'' Turkey, Russia Backs Independent Probe Into Use of Chemical Weapons http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11711&SEO=turkey-russia-backs-independent-probe-into-use-of-chemical-weapons Ankara, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Russia and Turkey have agreed to support an independent investigation into the use of chemical weapons in northern Syria. Syrian President Says US Is on the Side of Terrorists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11703&SEO=syrian-president-says-us-is-on-the-side-of-terrorists Damascus, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) ''Our impression is that the West, mainly the United States, is on the side of terrorists, and they set up a story as a pretext for the attack on Syria,'' President Bashar al-Assad said in statements released today in Damascus. Outside Africa No One Supported Namibia as Much as Cuba, Geingob Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11701&SEO=outside-africa-no-one-supported-namibia-as-much-as-cuba-geingob-says Windhoek, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) No other country outside of Africa contributed as selflessly as Cuba to the freedom that Namibia enjoy today, President Hage Geingob said. Syrian Army Rejected Terrorists Attacks in Hama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11697&SEO=syrian-army-rejected-terrorists-attacks-in-hama Hama, Syria, April 14 (Prensa Latina) Syrian armed forces and support militia fought off an attack by former Nusra Front and Ahrar al-Cham from Houla region to various Syrian army areas in Qurmusa. Illegal Miners to Be Tried in Ghana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11684&SEO=illegal-miners-to-be-tried-in-ghana 13 de abril de 2017, 16:18Accra, 13 Apr (Prensa Latina) The Ghanaian Justice Ministry announced today the creation of 14 special courts to try miners in order to protect the country''s natural resources. Russia Defends Probe into Chemical Weapon Use and US Attack on Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11683&SEO=russia-defends-probe-into-chemical-weapon-use-and-us-attack-on-syria 13 de abril de 2017, 16:10Moscow, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Serguei Lavrov said today it was necessary to investigate into the UWS attack against a Syrian air base and the place where the supposed use of chemical weapons took place. Nigerian Authority Seizes Large Amount of Hush Money http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11682&SEO=nigerian-authority-seizes-large-amount-of-hush-money 13 de abril de 2017, 16:09Abuja, April 13 (Prensa Latina) The Nigerian anti-corruption body disclosed today the find of a large amount of money in Ikoyi district, Lagos, the country''s most populous city. Children Used as Suicide Bombers in Terrorist Attacks in West Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11681&SEO=children-used-as-suicide-bombers-in-terrorist-attacks-in-west-africa 13 de abril de 2017, 16:08Abuja, April 13 (Prensa Latina) The Boko Haram terrorist group deployed 27 children as suicide bombers in the first three months of 2017 in Nigeria, Chad, Niger and Cameroon. USA Drops Largest Non-Nuclear Bomb in Afghanistan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11677&SEO=usa-drops-largest-non-nuclear-bomb-in-afghanistan 13 de abril de 2017, 15:53Washington, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) The United States dropped in Afghanistan the largest ever built non-nuclear bomb available in its arsenal, military sources confirmed. Top-seeded Dimitrov Loses Opening Tennis Match in Morocco http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11673&SEO=top-seeded-dimitrov-loses-opening-tennis-match-in-morocco Marrakech, Marocco,Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) Top-seeded Grigor Dimitrov lost his opening match at the Grand Prix Hassan II, bowing out against veteran Tommy Robredo 6-4, 1-6, 6-1 today. Cholera Spreading in Somalia, 50,000 Cases Foreseen: WHO http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11672&SEO=cholera-spreading-in-somalia-50000-cases-foreseen-who Geneva, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) More than 25,000 people in famine-threatened Somalia have been struck by cholera or acute watery diarrhoea and the deadly epidemic should double by this summer, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said today. Glowing Bacteria Offer Hope For Safe Detection of Landmines http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11670&SEO=glowing-bacteria-offer-hope-for-safe-detection-of-landmines London,Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) A team of researchers at an Israeli university has successfully tested a technology using fluorescent bacteria and lasers that could become a safer system for detecting buried landmines. China Urges US, Russia to Avoid Conflicts Related to Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11664&SEO=china-urges-us-russia-to-avoid-conflicts-related-to-syria Beijing, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) China urged the United States and Russia to increase communication, in order to avoid an escalation of tensions in the Syrian crisis. Lebanon to Stop Palestinians Clashes Outside Camps http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11657&SEO=lebanon-to-stop-palestinians-clashes-outside-camps Beirut, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) Lebanese army commander General Joseph Aoun warned today that the Lebanese army will forcefully prevent any attempt to extend the fighting between Palestinian militias in the Ain El-Hilweh camp to the city of Saida. Chemical Fumes of US-Led Coalition Attack Killed Hundreds in Syiria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11655&SEO=chemical-fumes-of-us-led-coalition-attack-killed-hundreds-in-syiria Damascus, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) An air strike by the U.S.-led coalition in Deir Ezzor, Syria, hit a weapon depot with chemical substances stockpiled by ISIS terrorists, and the explosions left hundreds of dead, civilians among them, the General Command of the Syrian Armed Forces reported. Syria, Russia Strengthen Positions in Air Base near Damascus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11651&SEO=syria-russia-strengthen-positions-in-air-base-near-damascus Damascus, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) Syria, supported by Russia, reinforced the anti-aircraft defense of Al Dumar, about 40 kilometers east of Damascus, and in anticipation of any attack, military sources said. Lebanese Parliament Disqualified for Disagreement in Electoral Law http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11640&SEO=lebanese-parliament-disqualified-for-disagreement-in-electoral-law Beirut, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) Lebanese President Michel Aoun suspended today the parliamentary activities for a month, due to the inability of parliamentarians to agree on an electoral law which temporarily blocks proposed plans to extend parliament''s term for the third time in a row since 2013. Canadian Journalist Urges PM to Disengage from Actions against Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11638&SEO=canadian-journalist-urges-pm-to-disengage-from-actions-against-syria Ottawa, April 12 (Prensa Latina) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau''s alignment with US actions to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is nowadays a dangerous game and an inconsistent approach to Donald Trump, according to The Toronto Star newspaper. UN: Russia Calls to Keep Syrian Political Situation Preserved http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11637&SEO=un-russia-calls-to-keep-syrian-political-situation-preserved 12 de abril de 2017, 18:06United Nations, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) Russia called on Wednesday, at the United Nations Security Council, to preserve the choice of a political way out to the Syrian conflict, in the middle of a scalation of the actions by western countries to impose a change of regime in Syria. Western Resolution against Syria Fails to Pass at UN Security Council http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11626&SEO=western-resolution-against-syria-fails-to-pass-at-un-security-council 12 de abril de 2017, 16:06United Nations, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) A draft resolution against Syria presented by the U.S. France and United Kingdom failed to pass today at the U.N. Security Council as Russia vetoed it. Bolivia also voted against, while China, Ethiopia and Kazakhstan abstained. Better Detection May Explain Higher Child Cancer Numbers:Study http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11619&SEO=better-detection-may-explain-higher-child-cancer-numbersstudy London,Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) Global childhood cancer rates jumped 13 percent in the decade to 2010 compared to the 1980s, according to a UN-backed study released Wednesday that says the increase may be due in part to improved detection,according to The Lancet. Zika Virus: Themis Initiates Worldwide First Study of Zika Vaccine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11617&SEO=zika-virus-themis-initiates-worldwide-first-study-of-zika-vaccine Vienna,Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) A promising vaccine for the Zika virus is now being tested by Themis Bioscience GmbH, a specialized biotech company developing prophylactic vaccines against emerging tropical infectious diseases. UN Ready for New Round of Inter-Syrian Talks Despite Tensions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11616&SEO=un-ready-for-new-round-of-inter-syrian-talks-despite-tensions United Nations, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) UN Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura said today that the organization is ready to resume the peace talks in Geneva in May, despite the escalating tensions in recent days. South Africa, Qatar Talking Business http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11613&SEO=south-africa-qatar-talking-business Pretoria, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) South Africa''s renewable energy policy was lauded by Qatar at a bilateral business forum in Pretoria on Wednesday, organized to promote economic and investment relations. ''South Africa''s renewable power policy is impressive and ambitious. I commend the policy for not only the ambition but the credibility that lies behind it,'' I admire South Africans and the mention of natural gas in the renewable energy policy even though natural gas is not a renewable energy source,'' Fahd Al Kuwari was quoted as saying by SA News on the sidelines of the meeting. Turkey Calls for Use of Force to Overthrow Syrian President Assad http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11611&SEO=turkey-calls-for-use-of-force-to-overthrow-syrian-president-assad Ankara, April 12 (Prensa Latina) Turkish Foreign Minister Omer Celik called on the southern city of Adana today to use force against Damascus government to prevent atrocities against the civilian population. Putin Criticizes West for Blind Support Against Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11610&SEO=putin-criticizes-west-for-blind-support-against-syria Moscow, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday criticized leaders of Western countries for their blind support for the United States attack on a Syrian air base, under arguments of dubious origin. Trump Says was 'Very Good' Call with Chinese President Xi http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11607&SEO=trump-says-was-very-good-call-with-chinese-president-xi Washington, April 12 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump called a recent telephone conversation with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping over the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea as very good. UNICEF Condemns Use of Children in Suicidal Attacks by Boko Haram http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11604&SEO=unicef-condemns-use-of-children-in-suicidal-attacks-by-boko-haram United Nations, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Children Funds (UNICEF) denounced today the increasing use of children by fundamentalist Sect Boko Haram, to carry out suicidal attacks in countries of the Chad Lake Basin. New Details on Alleged Chemical Attack in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11603&SEO=new-details-on-alleged-chemical-attack-in-syria By Pedro García Hernández South African Gov't Calls on Opposition to Protest Peacefully http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11598&SEO=south-african-govt-calls-on-opposition-to-protest-peacefully Pretoria, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) South Africa''s Government of Jacob Zuma has reiterated its call for peaceful protests as some opposition parties planned demonstrations Wednesday against the recent Cabinet''s reshuffle. South African Deputy Foreign Minister in India for BRICS Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11590&SEO=south-african-deputy-foreign-minister-in-india-for-brics-meeting Pretoria, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) The South African Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Nomaindia Mfeketo, travelled to the port city of Visakhapatnam, India, to attend the meeting of the BRICS on the Middle East and North Africa today. UN Designates Ghanaian President as Sustainable Development Promoter http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11586&SEO=un-designates-ghanaian-president-as-sustainable-development-promoter United Nations, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced today the appointment of Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo, as one opf the 17 promoters of the Sustainable Development Goals. Attacks against Syria Favor Terrorism, Russian Senator Denounces http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11581&SEO=attacks-against-syria-favor-terrorism-russian-senator-denounces 11 de abril de 2017, 16:22Moscow, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) The attack by the United States against Syria is a sign in favor of terrorists, said today the Russian Senate President Valentina Matvienko, in a meeting in this capital with the top leader of the Syrian Parliament, Jadia al-Abbas. Washington lacked justification to launch a missile attack against the syrian Al-Shayrat, said Matvienko, who described that action as a blow to the relations between Russia and the United States. Syrian Army Carries Out Offensives In Aleppo and Homs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11579&SEO=syrian-army-carries-out-offensives-in-aleppo-and-homs 11 de abril de 2017, 16:13Damascus, April 11 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Army has been carrying out an offensive against positions of the Islamic State (IS), Daesh, and the former Nusra Front in the eastern regions of the provinces of Aleppo and Homs, military sources reported. Syrian Marched in Damascus to Protest US Aggression http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11575&SEO=syrian-marched-in-damascus-to-protest-us-aggression 11 de abril de 2017, 15:11Damascus, April 11 (Prensa Latina) Demonstrators summoned by the National Union of Syrian Students gathered in front of the UN office in Damascus to condemn the United States aggression against their country. South African Authorities Call for Orderly Wednesday Protest http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11572&SEO=south-african-authorities-call-for-orderly-wednesday-protest Pretoria, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) The South African Police Service (SAPS) as well Lake Chad Basin:A Crisis Rooted in Hunger, Poverty and Climate Change http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11571&SEO=lake-chad-basina-crisis-rooted-in-hunger-poverty-and-climate-change Rome,Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) The crisis afflicting the strife-torn Lake Chad Basin is rooted in decades of neglect, lack of rural development and the impact of climate change, and the only way to ensure a lasting solution is to address these including through investments in sustainable agriculture, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva, said today. Turkey Finishes Half of the Border Wall With Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11564&SEO=turkey-finishes-half-of-the-border-wall-with-syria Ankara, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Defense of Turkey has offered information on the construction of the border wall with Syria, of which more than half of it has been already finished,according to the plan. Special Meeting on Syria Favors Political Solution to Conflict http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11559&SEO=special-meeting-on-syria-favors-political-solution-to-conflict Rome, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Participants in the special meeting on Syria, held today in the city of Lucca, agreed on the need for a political solution to the conflict in that country, Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano said. Pakistan Criticizes US Attacks on Syrian Air Base http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11549&SEO=pakistan-criticizes-us-attacks-on-syrian-air-base Islamabad, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Pakistani officials and former diplomats today criticized the United States'' recent attacks on a Syrian air base by highlighting the danger posed by Washington''s unilateral actions in order to change governments. More than 200 People from Germany Fighting IS in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11533&SEO=more-than-200-people-from-germany-fighting-is-in-syria Berlin, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) More than 200 people have left Germany since 2013 to join the Kurdish militias that are fighting the terrorist Islamic State (IS) in Syrian and Iraq, according to figures from the Interior Ministry, published today. Palestinian Factions Intensifies Fighting in Lebanese Refugee Camp http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11530&SEO=palestinian-factions-intensifies-fighting-in-lebanese-refugee-camp 10 de abril de 2017, 16:08Beirut, April 10 (Prensa Latina) Irregular bursts of heavy machine-guns fires and rocket-propelled grenades continued to be heard tonight at Ain El-Hilweh Refugee Camp, where clashes between Palestinian factions have kept the southern Lebanese city of Sidon on tenterhooks today. UN: Fighting in Western Mosul Displaced 280,000 Iraqis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11529&SEO=un-fighting-in-western-mosul-displaced-280000-iraqis 10 de abril de 2017, 16:04United Nations, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) At least 280,000 people left their homes to escape violence in the western part of Mosul, where the Iraqi army is carrying out an offensive to expel the Islamic State (ISIS), the United Nations informed today. Iranian President Defends Peaceful Solution in Syria, Condemns Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11527&SEO=iranian-president-defends-peaceful-solution-in-syria-condemns-attack 10 de abril de 2017, 15:59Tehran, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said today that a peaceful solution is the essential and final way to end the crisis in Syria, and condemned the U.S. attack, which he described as inconsistent with international law. Turkish Defense Minister to Meet his US Counterpart http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11526&SEO=turkish-defense-minister-to-meet-his-us-counterpart 10 de abril de 2017, 15:58Ankara, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Isik announced his trip to Washington Monday to meet his US counterpart James Mattis to talk about the Syrian situation as part of their agenda. Almost 500,000 Somalis Trying to Escape from Drought http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11524&SEO=almost-500000-somalis-trying-to-escape-from-drought 10 de abril de 2017, 15:47Mogadishu, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) More than 440,000 Somalis have reportedly left their places since November due to the intense drought, a number that increases every day while the climatic situation deteriorates. Turkish Foreign Minister to Attend Meeting on Syria in Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11518&SEO=turkish-foreign-minister-to-attend-meeting-on-syria-in-italy 10 de abril de 2017, 13:26Ankara, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary of State of Turkey, Mevlüt Cavusoglu, confirmed today the assistance to the meeting that will take place in Italy, to debate between a group of countries the situation of the war in Syria. Investigation into Terrorist Attack in Sweden Still in Progress http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11516&SEO=investigation-into-terrorist-attack-in-sweden-still-in-progress 10 de abril de 2017, 13:19Stockholm, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Swedish National Police Director Dan Eliasson announced today details of the ongoing investigation into the recent terrorist attack carried out in this capital, after which a suspect of Uzbek origin was arrested. USA to Sell War Planes to Nigeria to Fight Boko Haram http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11505&SEO=usa-to-sell-war-planes-to-nigeria-to-fight-boko-haram Washington, April 10 (Prensa Latina) The United States Government will continue with the intention of selling high-tech aircraft to Nigeria to fight against the Boko Haram terrorist group, officials reported today. South Africans Ought to Continue Fighting Racism, President Zuma Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11504&SEO=south-africans-ought-to-continue-fighting-racism-president-zuma-says Pretoria, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) South Africans should continue endeavoring to build a non-racial society and fight racism in memory of late struggle stalwart Chris Hani. President Zuma Calls on South Africans to Unite http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11501&SEO=president-zuma-calls-on-south-africans-to-unite Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma has called Monday on South Africans to unite in building a sustainable economy following the recent credit rating downgrades and following opposition demonstrations last Friday. Syrian Allies Ratify Condemnation of US Aggression http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11493&SEO=syrian-allies-ratify-condemnation-of-us-aggression Damascus, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) The Joint Operations Command Center of Syria''s allies ratifies support for this country of the Levant and condemns US aggression, according to a statement released today in Damascus. Indian PM Condemns Attacks in Egypt http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11489&SEO=indian-pm-condemns-attacks-in-egypt New Delhi, April 10 (Prensa Latina) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi today condemned attacks on two Coptic churches in Egypt in which 47 people were killed and over 100 were injured. US Attack on Syria Sends Message to Other Countries, Says Tillerson http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11482&SEO=us-attack-on-syria-sends-message-to-other-countries-says-tillerson Washington, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said today that the missile attack on an air base in Syrian should be taken by other nations as a message on the consequences of breaking international laws. Iran Describes Struggle for Peaceful Nuclear Technology as Genuine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11478&SEO=iran-describes-struggle-for-peaceful-nuclear-technology-as-genuine 09 de abril de 2017, 13:47Tehran, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) President Hassan Rouhani described Iran´s efforts to use its legitimate right to access peaceful nuclear technology, a sector that showed an impressive growth last year, as genuine. Pope Francis Gives Condolences for Attacks in Egypt and Sweden http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11477&SEO=pope-francis-gives-condolences-for-attacks-in-egypt-and-sweden Rome, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis gave his deepest condolences to Pope Tawadros II, the Coptic Church and the Egyptian people for the attack perpetrated against a temple in Cairo. Bolivia Condemns US Southern Command Statements on Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11468&SEO=bolivia-condemns-us-southern-command-statements-on-venezuela La Paz, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed resounding condemnation and rejection for the interfering statements made by admiral Kurt W. Tidd, leader of US Southern Command, about Venezuela, seeking to justify actions to destabilize the region. New Market in Old Town of Aleppo, Syria, Inaugurated http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11474&SEO=new-market-in-old-town-of-aleppo-syria-inaugurated 09 de abril de 2017, 11:34Damascus, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) A part of the old part of the Syrian city of Aleppo comes back to life and rescues the traditions in the neighborhood of Halab al-Yadida with multiple options and the offer of employment to more than 500 settlers, Damascus press media informed today. Iran Reiterates Support for Syria in View of US Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11464&SEO=iran-reiterates-support-for-syria-in-view-of-us-attack Damascus, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) The US attack sought to strengthen terrorists, said Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in a telephone conversation with his Iranian counterpart Hasan Rohani, who reiterated his country´s support, said today the media. Iran Insists on International Mission to Investigate Attack on Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11473&SEO=iran-insists-on-international-mission-to-investigate-attack-on-syria 09 de abril de 2017, 11:17Tehran, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Parliament of Iran, Alí Larijani, demanded today the creation of an international mission to determine who used chemical weapons in Syria and considered the U.S. attack on the Arab country just the beginning. Double Bombing in Egypt Kills 37 and Wounds Hundreds http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11461&SEO=double-bombing-in-egypt-kills-37-and-wounds-hundreds 09 de abril de 2017, 10:54 Cairo, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) Two terrorist attacks with explosives that took place today against Coptic Christian churches in northern Egypt and claimed by the Islamic State left at least 37 dead and 138 wounded people. Russia Denounces Lack of Evidence by USA to Attack Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11449&SEO=russia-denounces-lack-of-evidence-by-usa-to-attack-syria Moscow, Apr 8 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Defense Ministry denounced today the lack of evidence to prove the existence of chemical weapons at the Shayrat air base, a pretext used by the United States to attack that facility. Cuban Condemnation to US Attack against Syria Highlighted http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11448&SEO=cuban-condemnation-to-us-attack-against-syria-highlighted Damascus, Apr 8 (Prensa Latina) Different Syrian media outlets highlighted today Cuba''s condemnation to the US attack against the Shayrat air base in the province of Homs, calling it ''blatant violation of the International Law.'' International Probe Must Be Launched in Syrian Attack: Iran http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11445&SEO=international-probe-must-be-launched-in-syrian-attack-iran Teherán,Apr 8 (Prensa Latina)Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has called for the formation of an impartial international fact-finding committee to look into a purported chemical attack in Syria''s Idlib Province. Al-Shabab Dismisses Somali President Offer of Amnesty http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11443&SEO=al-shabab-dismisses-somali-president-offer-of-amnesty 08 de abril de 2017, 09:02Mogadishio,Apr 8 (Prensa Latina) Al Shabab rejected the amnesty offered by Somali president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo,according to local media. Phillipine President to Visit Middle East Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11439&SEO=phillipine-president-to-visit-middle-east-countries Manila, Apr 8 (Prensa Latina) Phillipine President, Rodrigo Duterte, will start next Monday in Saudi Arabia a tour to three countries of the Middle East, where he will promote the rights of his co-nationals working in those territories, informed today government sources. South Sudan: Combats Displace 6,000 People in Four Days http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11431&SEO=south-sudan-combats-displace-6000-people-in-four-days 07 de abril de 2017, 17:46Juba, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Clashes between soldiers and rebels in South Sudan, in the central state of Equatoria, displaced six thousand persons since last Monday, reported today a representation of the United Nations in South Sudan. Somalia: Death Toll for Attack on Bus Rises http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11423&SEO=somalia-death-toll-for-attack-on-bus-rises 07 de abril de 2017, 16:29Mogadishu, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) An attack on a bus in southern Somalia left some 20 fatalities, including five children, and various injured on a road in Lower Shabelle. Olympic Marathon Champion Positive in Doping Test http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11417&SEO=olympic-marathon-champion-positive-in-doping-test London, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) The Olympic champion in the marathon at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, Kenyan cross-country runner Jemima Sumgong, turned out to be positive for doping, said the organizers of the London Marathon. Medvedev Sees Trump's Lack of Independence in Attack on Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11415&SEO=medvedev-sees-trumps-lack-of-independence-in-attack-on-syria 07 de abril de 2017, 15:29Moscow, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev considered today a demonstration of lack of independence the order by U.S. President Donald Trump to attack with cruise missiles the Syrian air base at Al Shairat in Homs. South Africa Strengthening Relations with Central America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11410&SEO=south-africa-strengthening-relations-with-central-america 07 de abril de 2017, 15:03Pretoria, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) South Africa''s International Relations and Cooperation Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers has concluded his working visit to Central America where he strengthened bilateral relations, SA News reported Friday. Bolivia:Chemical Weapons in Syria, is Only an Excuse for Aggression http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11407&SEO=boliviachemical-weapons-in-syria-is-only-an-excuse-for-aggression La Paz, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales today considered that the United States used the excuse of chemical weapons in Syria for military intervention. Erdogan Considers Attack on Syria Positive but Insufficient http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11406&SEO=erdogan-considers-attack-on-syria-positive-but-insufficient Erdogan Considers Attack on Syria Positive but Insufficient UN Report Describes Humanitarian Crisis in the Gaza Strip http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11402&SEO=un-report-describes-humanitarian-crisis-in-the-gaza-strip 07 de abril de 2017, 11:39United Nations, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) A UN report reflects today the daily hardships faced by Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, a territory under a decade of the Israeli blockade and devastating bombings in recent years. Moscow and Damascus Denounce U.S. Aggression on Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11397&SEO=moscow-and-damascus-denounce-u.s.-aggression-on-syria Moscow, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin denounced today the U.S. aggression against a sovereign state as Syria, in violation of the international law and under a false argument, indicated the Kremlin. USA Allies Support Attack on Syria, other Nations Condemn It http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11394&SEO=usa-allies-support-attack-on-syria-other-nations-condemn-it Washington, April 7 (Prensa Latina) The main international allies of the United States expressed today support for the launching of missiles against an air base in Syria, while other nations considered it a violation of international law. China Urges to Avoid Worsening Situation in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11392&SEO=china-urges-to-avoid-worsening-situation-in-syria Beijing, April 7 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese Foreign Ministry urged today to prevent a worsening situation in Syria following the attack last night by the United States against a Bashar al-Assad government base. Iran Says U.S. Attack on Syria Damages Regional Security http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11391&SEO=iran-says-u.s.-attack-on-syria-damages-regional-security Tehran, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Iran on Friday described the U.S. attack on Syria as dangerous, destructive and a violation of the fundamental rights of international law, and warned that it will damage security in the Middle East. Russia to Strengthen Syrian Anti-aircraft Defense, after US Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11389&SEO=russia-to-strengthen-syrian-anti-aircraft-defense-after-us-attack Moscow, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Russia will strengthen the defense of Syrian air bases, following a United States attack on the Al Shasit facility, under false arguments, the Defense Ministry (Mindef) said today. Friday of Protests in South Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11388&SEO=friday-of-protests-in-south-africa Pretoria, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) South Africa lives a Friday of protests summoned by opposition parties against President Jacob Zuma''s recent decision to reshuffle the Cabinet. The Government and Police authorities had called on demonstrators and organizers to do so within the designated routes in a peaceful manner. Collateral Damage from US Attack on Syrian Air Base http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11387&SEO=collateral-damage-from-us-attack-on-syrian-air-base Damascus, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Of the 59 Tomahawk-type US missiles launched at Shayrat''s Syrian air base, 23 hit targets and the rest killed at least nine people and wounded others in nearby villages, military sources said. Syria Denounces US Attack on Military Base http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11386&SEO=syria-denounces-us-attack-on-military-base Damascus, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) The General Command of the Army and the Armed Forces in Syria have denounced today that the ''wrong strategy'' by the United States undermines the fight against terrorism in reference to the attack against an air base in the province of Homs. Syria Condemns US Missile Attack on Air Base as Aggression http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11376&SEO=syria-condemns-us-missile-attack-on-air-base-as-aggression Damascus, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Syrian authorities have condemned as an aggression the Tomahawk missile attack on an air base in the province of Homs in the early hours of this Friday, the local television reports. Syrian Air Base Destroyed by US Unilateral Missile Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11375&SEO=syrian-air-base-destroyed-by-us-unilateral-missile-attack Damascus, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian air base of Shairat in the central province of Homs, 180 kilometers north of Damascus was totally destroyed by a US unilateral missile attack ordered by President Donald Trump, the Syrian television reported. South Africa Investing on Textile Industry http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11357&SEO=south-africa-investing-on-textile-industry 06 de abril de 2017, 13:04Pretoria, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) of South Africa has approved US$355,650,000 to help boost the clothing and textile sector to create and save jobs, SA News reported. Drought, Cholera Kills Over 400 People in Somalia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11356&SEO=drought-cholera-kills-over-400-people-in-somalia 06 de abril de 2017, 12:51Mogadishu, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Over 400 people, including children, have died from drought and a cholera outbreak since 2017 in southern and central Somalia. Strong Reaction of Iran to Statements Made By Theresa May in Riyadh http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11353&SEO=strong-reaction-of-iran-to-statements-made-by-theresa-may-in-riyadh 06 de abril de 2017, 12:27Tehran, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Iran has strongly refuted accusations by Britain''s Prime Minister Theresa May and reminded her of the responsibility of the former colonial metropolis with thousands of deaths in Yemen and the rest of the region. Syrian Foreign Minister Rejects the Use of Chemical Weapons http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11347&SEO=syrian-foreign-minister-rejects-the-use-of-chemical-weapons 06 de abril de 2017, 11:35Damascus, April 6 (Prensa Latina) Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem reiterated today that Syria categorically rejects the use of chemical weapons in the province of Idleb and denounced that such events are part of a manipulated and false campaign. Hussein Execution was Moved Forward Because of Gaddafi Rescue Plans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11345&SEO=hussein-execution-was-moved-forward-because-of-gaddafi-rescue-plans 06 de abril de 2017, 11:29Baghdad, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The execution of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein was accelerated due to the belief that the then Libyan leader, Muammar El-Gaddafi, had a plan to rescue him from prison, Judge Mounir Haddad revealed today. Syrian President Describes as Remarkable Progress in Reconciliation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11339&SEO=syrian-president-describes-as-remarkable-progress-in-reconciliation Damascus, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) President Bashar al-Assad has said today that the hope of ending the war could become a reality through the fight against terrorism and the implementation of national reconciliation. Pakistan Denies Problems with Iran http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11327&SEO=pakistan-denies-problems-with-iran Islamabad, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan is trying to convince Iran that the appointment of Raheel Sharif, former Army Chief, as the highest representative of a Muslim military alliance led by Saudi Arabia is not aimed against Tehran. Russia Accuses London of Using Security Council against Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11306&SEO=russia-accuses-london-of-using-security-council-against-syria 05 de abril de 2017, 16:03United Nations, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Russia accused today the United Kingdom (UK) of trying to use the United Nations Security Council as an instrument to impose a change of regime in Syria. Terrorists Abduct 4 Aid Workers in Somalia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11288&SEO=terrorists-abduct-4-aid-workers-in-somalia 05 de abril de 2017, 12:35Mogadiscio, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina)Suspected Al-Shabaab militants kidnapped four World Health Organisation, WHO, workers in southern Somalia on Tuesday, police said. Al-Attiyah Extends Cars Lead in Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11279&SEO=al-attiyah-extends-cars-lead-in-abu-dhabi-desert-challenge Abu Dabi, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Qatar''s Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah extended his advantage in the car category to 1hr 46min 03sec after the fourth 250.25km selective section of the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge Powered by Nissan on Wednesday. Erdogan: Next Military Operation to Reach Iraq http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11277&SEO=erdogan-next-military-operation-to-reach-iraq Ankara, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan assured today in a TV interview that the new cross-border military campaign will be broader than the Eufhrates Shield operation and will reach Iraqi territory. UN Security Council Analyzes Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11267&SEO=un-security-council-analyzes-use-of-chemical-weapons-in-syria 05 de abril de 2017, 10:20United Nations, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) The UN Security Council is analyzing today the situation in Syria, a session focused on allegations of the use of chemical weapons in Idleb, with an alleged number of casualties. Arab League Chief Condemns Syrian Incident on Chemical Weapons http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11264&SEO=arab-league-chief-condemns-syrian-incident-on-chemical-weapons 05 de abril de 2017, 09:53Cairo, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit condemned today the incident involving chemical weapons in Syria and killed 72 people, calling it a ''major crime''. Syria Denounces Manipulation of Alleged Chemical Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11257&SEO=syria-denounces-manipulation-of-alleged-chemical-attack Damascus, April 5 (Prensa Latina) Armed groups, the United Kingdom, France, Turkey and Saudi Arabia are behind the crime of chemical attack in the city of Khan Sheikhun, Idleb province, Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mikdad said today. Somali Pirates Kidnap Pakistani Ship http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11256&SEO=somali-pirates-kidnap-pakistani-ship Islamabad, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Somali pirates kidnapped a Pakistani-flagged merchant ship days after capturing another Indian vessel, today reported Geo TV. IE Loses Four Leaders and Causes 35 Victims in Iraq http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11243&SEO=ie-loses-four-leaders-and-causes-35-victims-in-iraq 04 de abril de 2017, 16:10Baghdad, April 4 (Prensa Latina) The United States-led international coalition killed four IE leaders in northern Iraq, while the terrorist group caused 35 civilian casualties with toxic gas bombs in Mosul. Syria Categorically Rejects Use of Chemicals http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11241&SEO=syria-categorically-rejects-use-of-chemicals 04 de abril de 2017, 16:06Damascus, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Armed Forces General Command categorically denied allegations published in the media today on the use of chemical substances in the town of Khan Sheikhun, Idleb province. Abu Dhabi Challenge: Dominant Nasser Al Attiyah Holds Advantage http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11230&SEO=abu-dhabi-challenge-dominant-nasser-al-attiyah-holds-advantage Abu Dabi, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Defending champion Nasser Al Attiyah has promised not to take his foot off the gas in the remaining two stages of the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge despite his sizeable lead at the top of the standings after three days of impeccable driving in his Toyota Hilux Overdrive. Putin Discusses Anti-Terrorist Cooperation with France, Germany http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11228&SEO=putin-discusses-anti-terrorist-cooperation-with-france-germany Moscow, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke on the phone today with his French counterpart, Francois Hollande, and with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the possibility of cooperation in the fight against terrorism. Five Killed in Terrorist Mortar Attacks on Damascus, Hama and Aleppo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11224&SEO=five-killed-in-terrorist-mortar-attacks-on-damascus-hama-and-aleppo Damascus, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) Mortars shelled today by terrorist groups against residential areas of the Syrian cities Damascus, Mahardeh and Aleppo have reportedly left a toll of five dead and at least a dozen wounded. Peace: The Most Precious Asset for Angolans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11218&SEO=peace-the-most-precious-asset-for-angolans Por Roberto HernándezLuanda, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) ''One million deaths, four million displaced people and huge destruction were the results of 27 years of an armed conflict in Angola. Today, peace is the most precious asset for Angolans. Senior Citizens' Priority at Cuban Health System http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11217&SEO=senior-citizens-priority-at-cuban-health-system Havana, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) Alberto Fernandez, head of the Elderly Care Department at the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP), has recognized today the priority the Cuban health system has provided to the care of the elderly in the island . Iran Announces Tension if Kurdish Secessionist Claims Advance in Iraq http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11215&SEO=iran-announces-tension-if-kurdish-secessionist-claims-advance-in-iraq Tehran, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) Iran, which has a population of four million Kurds, today defended the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Iraq, and predicted tensions if the pretensions of independence in the Kurdistan of the neighboring country come to fruition. Russia Strongly Decries British Allegations over Chemical Attack in S http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11213&SEO=russia-strongly-decries-british-allegations-over-chemical-attack-in-s Moscow, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Defense Ministry has strongly decried on Tuesday British allegations over a supposed chemical attack and air raids by Russian and Syrian forces on Khan Shaikhoun town in the Syrian province of Idleb. Terrorists Attack Damascus Neighborhoods with Mortars http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11209&SEO=terrorists-attack-damascus-neighborhoods-with-mortars Damascus, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) At least six people injured and several material damages was the result of 28 mortar shells launched by terrorist groups against neighborhoods in eastern Damascus, police sources reported in the capital. Pakistan Remains Silent on Iranian Antiterrorist Alliance Criticism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11199&SEO=pakistan-remains-silent-on-iranian-antiterrorist-alliance-criticism 04 de abril de 2017, 07:44Islamabad, April 4 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan will remain silent on Iran''s questioning of Islamabad''s decision to approve the appointment of Raheel Sharif, former Pakistani Army Chief, as the highest representative of an Islamic alliance against terrorism, today revealed an official source. US Air Force Bombings in Yemen http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11192&SEO=us-air-force-bombings-in-yemen 03 de abril de 2017, 17:43Washington, April 3 (Prensa Latina) US air force carried out about 20 bombings this weekend in Yemen against Al Qaeda terrorist organization in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), according to the US Department of Defense. Erdogan Announces New Military Operations in Syrian Territory http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11187&SEO=erdogan-announces-new-military-operations-in-syrian-territory 03 de abril de 2017, 17:14Ankara, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan said today that his army prepares new military operations in the region against terrorist groups, following the completion of the so-called Operation Euphrates Shield. Cuban President Sends Condolence Message to President Mugabe http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11172&SEO=cuban-president-sends-condolence-message-to-president-mugabe Harare, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Raul Castro Ruz sent a condolence message to his Zimbabwean counterpart, Robert Mugabe, because of the material damages and human losses caused by the floods in Zimbabwe, it was reported here Monday. Syria Dscusses with UNHCR Delegation Increasing Joint Projects http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11170&SEO=syria-dscusses-with-unhcr-delegation-increasing-joint-projects 03 de abril de 2017, 13:04Damasco, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Daraa Governor Mohammad Khaled al-Hanous discussed on Monday with the delegation of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), headed by Fadela Novak-Irons, means to increase joint projects and follow up on implementing others that target displaced families and terrorism-affected people. Somali Pirates Hijack Indian Cargo Ship With 11 Crew Members on Board http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11168&SEO=somali-pirates-hijack-indian-cargo-ship-with-11-crew-members-on-board 03 de abril de 2017, 12:27New Delhi,Apr 3 (Prensa Latina)Pirates have seized a small boat and kidnapped its 11 Indian crew members off the coast of Somalia when it was sailing from to Mukalla ,said today a spokesperson for the Indian Sailors Trade Union, Abdul Gani Serang,. Iran Distrusts Pakistani Stance on Saudi Antiterrorist Alliance http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11149&SEO=iran-distrusts-pakistani-stance-on-saudi-antiterrorist-alliance Islamabad, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Iran expressed reservations about the appointment of Raheel Sharif, former head of the Pakistani army, as the highest representative of a Saudi-sponsored Islamic alliance against terrorism, today revealed The News. Sudanese President to Pay Business Visit to Ethiopia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11145&SEO=sudanese-president-to-pay-business-visit-to-ethiopia Khartoum, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir will start a business visit to Ethiopia on Tuesday, the Sudan Tribune reported. Syrian Army Carries Out Successful Counter-offensive in Hama Province http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11142&SEO=syrian-army-carries-out-successful-counter-offensive-in-hama-province 02 de abril de 2017, 16:01Damascus, Apr 2 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian army has carried out a successful counter-offensive over the past 24 hours against terrorist groups in central Hama province, 210 kilometers north of Damascus, military sources said today. Russia Denounces Western Coalition's Crimes in Iraq http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11138&SEO=russia-denounces-western-coalitions-crimes-in-iraq Moscow, Apr 2 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Defense Ministry (MINDEF) today denounced the war crimes committed by the United States-led coalition against civilians in the Iraqi city of Mosul, where they are fighting the terrorist Islamic State (ISIS). Armed Extremist withdrawal continue after Truce in Homs, Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11119&SEO=armed-extremist-withdrawal-continue-after-truce-in-homs-syria Damascus, Apr 1 (Prensa Latina) A third group of 1,860 people, armed extemists and relatives, left the Al Waer neighborhood in the central Syria province of Homs, 162 kilometers north of Damascus. Spain Condemns New Israeli Settlement on Palestinian Lands http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11113&SEO=spain-condemns-new-israeli-settlement-on-palestinian-lands Madrid, April 1 (Prensa Latina) Spain condemned Israel''s decision to settle in the town of Geulat Zion. It is the first one built in more than two decades in the Israel-occupied Palestinian territory. Somalia Reports 18,400 Cholera Cases this Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11108&SEO=somalia-reports-18400-cholera-cases-this-year Mogadishu, Apr 1 (Prensa Latina) The UN Children''s Fund (Unicef) reported today the increase to 18,400 cases of cholera and acute diarrheal diseases in Somalia this year, higher than the figure reported in 2016. Turkey Still Considers Risks in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11093&SEO=turkey-still-considers-risks-in-syria 31 de marzo de 2017, 16:14Ankara, March 31 (Prensa Latina) Turkey''s Minister of National Defense Fikri Işık stated that despite the final statement of the military campaign in northern Syria, called the Euphrates Shield, the risks still remain in that region. Education in Syria with Losses Amounting 500 Million Dollars http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11092&SEO=education-in-syria-with-losses-amounting-500-million-dollars 31 de marzo de 2017, 15:56Damascus, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) In six years of imposed war, Syrian education sector suffers losses of 500 million dollars, revealed the Minister of this branch, Hezwan Al Wazz in a meeting with members of the Central Council of Arab Educators. France Condemns New Colonies of Israel in Palestinian Territory http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11077&SEO=france-condemns-new-colonies-of-israel-in-palestinian-territory Paris, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) France has condemned today the settlement of a new colony of Israel in Palestine territory, in a locality of the West Bank. South Africa Has a New Cabinet http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11056&SEO=south-africa-has-a-new-cabinet Pretoria, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) South Africa''s President Jacob Zuma has done a major overhaul to Cabinet in order to improve efficiency and effectiveness. ''The changes bring some younger MPs and women into the National Executive in order to benefit from their energy, experience and expertise,'' said Zuma. South Africa Launches 5-Year Plan on HIV, TB, STIs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11055&SEO=south-africa-launches-5-year-plan-on-hiv-tb-stis Pretoria, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) South Africa is launching a five-year National Strategic Plan to fight HIV, Tuberculosis (TB) and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), to follow up with the program expiring this Friday. Official Homage to Ahmed Kathrada to be Held in South African College http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11052&SEO=official-homage-to-ahmed-kathrada-to-be-held-in-south-african-college Pretoria, March 31 (Prensa Latina) The official posthumous homage to South African fighter Ahmed ''Kathy'' Kathrada will take place on April 1st at the Soweto campus of the University of Johannesburg, said the presidency. Support to South Sudan Starts by Humanitarian Corridor http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11046&SEO=support-to-south-sudan-starts-by-humanitarian-corridor 30 de marzo de 2017, 17:22Juba, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) South Sudan began to receive aid from the World Food Program (WFP), an UN agency that through a humanitarian corridor will move supplies to people affected by the famine. Meningitis-Vaccine Deficit Takes Lives in Nigeria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11040&SEO=meningitis-vaccine-deficit-takes-lives-in-nigeria 30 de marzo de 2017, 16:17Abuja, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) More than 280 people have died in Nigeria since November, due to an outbreak of cerebral-spinal meningitis and the deficit in the country of vaccines to eradicate the epidemics, health sources reported today. Egyptian Judges Reject Law that Increases Presidents' Power http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11023&SEO=egyptian-judges-reject-law-that-increases-presidents-power 30 de marzo de 2017, 13:13Cairo, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) The Judges'' Club of Egypt has requested a meeting with the country''s president, Abdel Fattah El Sisi, to discuss amendments to the Judicial Authority Law approved Monday by the legislative and constitutional committee. Syrian Army Stops Terrorist Attacks in Various Provinces http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11018&SEO=syrian-army-stops-terrorist-attacks-in-various-provinces 30 de marzo de 2017, 11:59 Damascus, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian army managed to stop terrorist offensives in the province of Hama, while its units advanced in the north of the Aleppo, military sources indicate today. In Hama, where fighting forced the displacement of more than 40,000 settlers to areas controlled by the Government, the casualties inflicted on extremists amounted to 2,200, including leaders of Saudi, Egyptian and Iraqi origin. Israel Cuts Again Contributions to UN Agencies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11010&SEO=israel-cuts-again-contributions-to-un-agencies Tel Aviv, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) Israel will again cut its contribution to the United Nations in 2017 in retaliation for recent resolutions adopted by the Human Rights Council, which Tel Aviv calls ''anti-Israelis''. Iraq: UN Secretary-General Reviews Humanitarian Aid to Mosul http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11006&SEO=iraq-un-secretary-general-reviews-humanitarian-aid-to-mosul Baghdad, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday demanded here to turn the protection of civilian victims of the war against the terrorism by the Islamic State (IS) into ''an absolute priority'', particularly in Mosul. South Africa Fights Corruption http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11005&SEO=south-africa-fights-corruption 30 de marzo de 2017, 09:02 Pretoria, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) Eighteen people, including police and Home Affairs officials, have been arrested for corruption at the Ficksburg border post as part of the fight against corruption in South Africa. South Africa in Constant Fight against Racism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11001&SEO=south-africa-in-constant-fight-against-racism Pretoria, March 30 (Prensa Latina) South Africans ought to continue to fight racism and discrimination, exhorted Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa while addressing mourners at the funeral of legendary artist Joe Mafela. Lack of Sanitation Worsens Situation in Famine-Threatened Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10993&SEO=lack-of-sanitation-worsens-situation-in-famine-threatened-countries 29 de marzo de 2017, 19:52United Nations, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations International Children''s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) warned today that lack of sanitation and diseases were worsening the situation of children threatened by famine in Yemen, South Sudan, Nigeria and Somalia. UN Regrets Confirmation of Death of Experts in Democratic Congo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10987&SEO=un-regrets-confirmation-of-death-of-experts-in-democratic-congo 29 de marzo de 2017, 16:33United Nations, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) António Guterres, the UN Secretary-General deplored the confirmation of the death in the Democratic Republic of Congo of two experts from the organisation missing a few days ago. Russia Ready to Resume Cooperation with US About Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10977&SEO=russia-ready-to-resume-cooperation-with-us-about-syria 29 de marzo de 2017, 15:48Moscow, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov expressed today his country''s willingness to resume cooperation with the United States over Syria, as much as it is willing to reach that northern country. U.S. Coalition Admits Possible Role in Civilian Deaths in Mosul http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10968&SEO=u.s.-coalition-admits-possible-role-in-civilian-deaths-in-mosul Baghdad, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) The U.S.-led international coalition against the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq admitted its ''probable'' responsibility for the deaths of 100 civilians in western Mosul, military sources said today. Oman Offers Peace, Cooperation in Arab Summit, Even with Iran http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10965&SEO=oman-offers-peace-cooperation-in-arab-summit-even-with-iran Muscat, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) Oman attends the Arab Summit of Jordan today in a spirit of promoting consultations and dialogues in favor of peace, unity and cooperation in that community, as well as with neighboring Iran. Mortal Remains of Historical S. A. Fighter Buried in Johannesbu http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10956&SEO=mortal-remains-of-historical-s.-a.-fighter-buried-in-johannesbu Pretoria, Mar 29 (prensa Latina) The remains of historic South African fighter, Ahmed Kathrada, who died Tuesday at the age of 87, were buried today in the West Park cemetery in Johannesburg. Iran Seeks Free Trade Agreement with Eurasian Union http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10947&SEO=iran-seeks-free-trade-agreement-with-eurasian-union Moscow, March 29 (Prensa Latina) Iran is seeking a free trade agreement with the Eurasian Economic Union (Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Kirgizstan and Armenia), as business rate with this country rose to 70 percent. Namibia Hosts 5th Continental Conference on Solidarity with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10944&SEO=namibia-hosts-5th-continental-conference-on-solidarity-with-cuba Windhoek, March 29 (Prensa Latina) Namibia will host the 5th Continental Conference on Solidarity with Cuba from June 5th to 7th, in Windhoek. Nigerian Army Searching for Terrorist Leader in Recovered Areas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10942&SEO=nigerian-army-searching-for-terrorist-leader-in-recovered-areas 28 de marzo de 2017, 18:51Abuja, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) The Nigerian Army explored today several recovered areas that were under control of the terrorist group Boko Haram, with the objective of finding the leader of that faction, Abubakar Shekau. UN Asks for Humanitarian Aid to Yemen http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10940&SEO=un-asks-for-humanitarian-aid-to-yemen 28 de marzo de 2017, 17:53Sanaa, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations asked today the rival forces in Yemen to set up the proper conditions at the port in Al Hudayda so UN can deliver humanitarian aid. Russian Company to Commercialize Biggest Egyptian Gas Deposit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10930&SEO=russian-company-to-commercialize-biggest-egyptian-gas-deposit Cairo, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) The first commercial production of gas from the Egyptian field of Zohr will begin by the end of 2017, said in El Cairo Igor Sechin, CEO for Rosneft, the largest state oil company of Russia. Russian Air Force Supported Counter-Offensive in Hama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10925&SEO=russian-air-force-supported-counter-offensive-in-hama Moscow, March 28 (Prensa Latina) Russian air force supported the Syrian army offensive on the outskirts of Hama, where 2100 armed from an about 10,000-man contingent were killed. Syrian Army Destroys Tunnel Used by Terrorists in Damascus Province http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10916&SEO=syrian-army-destroys-tunnel-used-by-terrorists-in-damascus-province Damascus, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) In anti-terrorist operation Tuesday, an Army unit reportedly destroyed a tunnel used by members of Hay''at Tahrir al-Sham (Organization for the Liberation of the Levant), former Al-Nusra Front, in Harasta, Damascus Province. UN Condemns Civilian Death in Mosul, Iraq http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10913&SEO=un-condemns-civilian-death-in-mosul-iraq United Nations, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra''ad Al Hussein, condemned today the mass killing of civilians in recent days in Mosul, Iraq, where an offensive is continuing to drive the Islamic State (IS) out. Some 1.4 Million Children in Africa and Yemen at the Brink of Death http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10912&SEO=some-1.4-million-children-in-africa-and-yemen-at-the-brink-of-death Nairobi, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) The UN Children''s Fund (UNICEF) warned today that nearly 1.4 million children are at the brink of death from malnutrition in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. Flow of International Tourists to South Africa Grew 14% in January http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10910&SEO=flow-of-international-tourists-to-south-africa-grew-14-in-january 28 de marzo de 2017, 11:35 Pretoria, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) South African tourist industry reportedly recorded an increase in the number of foreign visitors in January compared with the same month a year ago. South Africa Expanding Trade Links with China and Oman http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10906&SEO=south-africa-expanding-trade-links-with-china-and-oman 28 de marzo de 2017, 10:51 Pretoria, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) South Africa has reportedly embarked on a roadshow in China to attract investment in Special Economic Zones (SEZs), while enhancing cooperation with Oman on trade. Rohani: Russia-Iran Cooperation without Threats to Others http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10899&SEO=rohani-russia-iran-cooperation-without-threats-to-others Moscow, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) Cooperation between Russia and Iran is in no way directed against other countries, stated the president of the Persian nation, Hasan Rohani, in a meeting here with Vladimir Putin. Iraq and UN Analyze Military Offensive against IS in Mosul http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10895&SEO=iraq-and-un-analyze-military-offensive-against-is-in-mosul Baghdad, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) Authorities from Iraq and the United Nations met here today to analyze the development of the offensive against the Islamic State (IS) in Mosul, especially the need to better coordinate air raids to prevent civilian casualties. South Africa Bids Farewell to a Giant of its Democracy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10892&SEO=south-africa-bids-farewell-to-a-giant-of-its-democracy Pretoria, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) South Africans mourns today for the loss of yet another giant of its democracy and freedom, Ahmed Kathdrada who passed away today this morning at the age of 87. African Regional Bloc Concerned about Crisis in South Sudan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10889&SEO=african-regional-bloc-concerned-about-crisis-in-south-sudan Nairobi, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) The Inter-Governmental Authority for the Development (IGAD) of Eastern Africa called for opening humanitarian paths in South Sudan to settle the crisis in this country, said today sources of the bloc. Almost 280,000 Displaced People by Antiterrorist Operation in Mosul http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10886&SEO=almost-280000-displaced-people-by-antiterrorist-operation-in-mosul United Nations, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) The operations to free the Iraqi city of Mosul from the hands of the Islamic State (ISIS) accumulate nearly 280,000 displaced people, as pointed out by the UN Humanitarian Affairs Coordination Office (OCHA) Monday. Parliaments of Cuba and Zanzibar Strenghten Links http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10881&SEO=parliaments-of-cuba-and-zanzibar-strenghten-links 27 de marzo de 2017, 16:33Havana, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Parliament president Esteban Lazo received today the president of the Chamber of Representatives of Zanzibar Zubeir Ali Maulid, who is making an official visit to Cuba. Israel Issues Anti-Terror Alert on Sinai http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10876&SEO=israel-issues-anti-terror-alert-on-sinai 27 de marzo de 2017, 15:45Tel Aviv, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) Israel issued today a ''Level 1'' traveling warning alert to the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt, in the face of potential threats of terrorist attacks on its citizens by the Islamic State (ISIS). More than 300 Armed Extremists Leave the Syrian city of Homs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10870&SEO=more-than-300-armed-extremists-leave-the-syrian-city-of-homs Damascus, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) More than 300 armed extremists left the neighbourhood Al Waer, their last bastion in the Syrian city of Homs, 162 kilometers north of Damascus, military sources confirmed. Kuwait Believes on Viable Talks between Arab Gulf Countries and Iran http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10864&SEO=kuwait-believes-on-viable-talks-between-arab-gulf-countries-and-iran Kuwait, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) Kuwait has expressed optimism about the possibility of launching a dialogue between Iran and its Persian Gulf neighbors, as Arab countries are defining today positions for tomorrow''s summit in Jordan. In Sweeping Offensive, Syrian Army Free New Regions of Terrorists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10862&SEO=in-sweeping-offensive-syrian-army-free-new-regions-of-terrorists Damascus, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Army units have made inroads in the north and south of the country, establishing control over mountains in Palmyra, killing scores of terrorists in Deir Ezzor and Hama, while launching successful operations in southern regions of Daraa, Sweida, Quneitra and Damascus. Egyptian Army Hinders Extremists Operation in Sinai http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10857&SEO=egyptian-army-hinders-extremists-operation-in-sinai Cairo, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) Members of the Armed Forces of Egypt hindered in the last hours an operation of armed extremists in the north of the Sinai where they wanted to establish road patrols. Russia Sends Wheat to Syria as Aid http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10844&SEO=russia-sends-wheat-to-syria-as-aid Damascus, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) A shipment of 31,500 tons of wheat from Russia has reportedly arrived Sunday in Tartous, Syria''s southern port city, as aid to the Syrian people that have being facing terrorism and harsh sanctions imposed by Western countries. ANC Discusses Racism, Crime and Agrarian Reform in South Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10842&SEO=anc-discusses-racism-crime-and-agrarian-reform-in-south-africa Pretoria, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) Agrarian reform, crime and racism were key issues discussed today by the Executive Committee of the African National Congress (ANC), party which leads the triple alliance ruling South Africa since 1994. Syrian Army Strikes ISIS in Damascus Countryside http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10839&SEO=syrian-army-strikes-isis-in-damascus-countryside Damascus, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Army units reportedly carried out a successful special operation against an ISIS concentration in south east Damascus Countryside wiping out terrorists from that area, while engaging anti-Syrian groups in other parts of the country. Lebanon Adopts Summer Time to Encourage Energy Saving http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10834&SEO=lebanon-adopts-summer-time-to-encourage-energy-saving Beirut, March 26 (Prensa Latina) Lebanon adopted Daylight Saving Time (DST) today as part of a government practice to encourage energy saving, it was officially announced here. Coalition Led by USA Investigates Killing of 200 Civilians in Iraq http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10832&SEO=coalition-led-by-usa-investigates-killing-of-200-civilians-in-iraq 25 de marzo de 2017, 18:26Washington, Mar 25 (Prensa Latina) The international coalition against the so-called Islamic State (IS) investigates the alleged killing of 200 civilians in Iraq by its air strikes, said US sources today. Lebanon Adopts Summer Time to Encourage Energy Saving http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10831&SEO=lebanon-adopts-summer-time-to-encourage-energy-saving 25 de marzo de 2017, 14:01Beirut, March 26 (Prensa Latina) Lebanon adopted Daylight Saving Time (DST) today as part of a government practice to encourage energy saving, it was officially announced here. Russia Warns against Paris Illusions of Taking Syrian City http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10826&SEO=russia-warns-against-paris-illusions-of-taking-syrian-city Moscow, March 25 (Prensa Latina) Russia warned against the illusory position today of French Defense Minister Jean-Ives Le Drian to announce a siege and possible early recovery of the northern Syrian city of Raqqqa, controlled by terrorists. African Union Plans to Open Office in West Sahara http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10808&SEO=african-union-plans-to-open-office-in-west-sahara Addis Ababa, Mar 25 (Prensa Latina) The African Union (AU) plans to open an office in the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), said the regional bloc. Syrian Army Recovers Sites Near Damascus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10807&SEO=syrian-army-recovers-sites-near-damascus 24 de marzo de 2017, 18:00Damascus, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) The General Command of the Army and the Armed Forces of Syria announced today that all the positions occupied by the former Al Nusra Front and other groups were recovered in northern Jobar. Africa: 13 Countries to Launch Vaccination Campaign http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10776&SEO=africa-13-countries-to-launch-vaccination-campaign Geneva, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) Representatives from 13 African countries said today that next week a vaccination campaign will be launched against poliomyelitis. Angola has a Copper Belt in 116 thousand Square Kilometer Area http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10751&SEO=angola-has-a-copper-belt-in-116-thousand-square-kilometer-area Luanda, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) Angola has a copper plus cobalt belt that extends 116 thousand square kilometers that reaches Zambia and the Congo Democratic Republic, affirmed today the Minister of Geology and Mines Francisco Queiroz. The Perfidious Evolution of the former Al Nusra Front http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10747&SEO=the-perfidious-evolution-of-the-former-al-nusra-front Por Pedro García HernándezDamascus, March 23 (Prensa Latina) Like the lizards of the vast Syrian desert, the terrorist group Al Nusra Front moves between terror and fright, and maintains a perfidious evolution of its public characteristics without changing its power goals. More than 100 Iraqis Killed in Mosul Blast http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10746&SEO=more-than-100-iraqis-killed-in-mosul-blast Baghdad, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) At least 108 civilians, mostly women and children, were killed as a result of a powerful explosion that occurred late Wednesday, in the al-Jadida neighborhood of Mosul, an Iraqi military source reported today. Iran Encourages All Countries to Join its Plan against Extremism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10736&SEO=iran-encourages-all-countries-to-join-its-plan-against-extremism Tehran, March 23 (Prensa Latina) Iran has invited ''all'' countries to adopt its proposal to assemble a global crusade against violence and extremism, just as the United States is calling on its allies to become more involved in the fight against terrorism. South Africa Faced with Changing Apartheid Spatial Planning http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10732&SEO=south-africa-faced-with-changing-apartheid-spatial-planning Pretoria, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) South Africa is faced today with the need to guide the growth and management of urban areas in ways that unleash the potential of cities and towns, and reverse the terrible legacy of apartheid spatial injustice, believes Deputy Minister Andries Nel. South Africa Suspends Import of Brazilian Meat http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10730&SEO=south-africa-suspends-import-of-brazilian-meat Pretoria, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) South Africa''s Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) has suspended imports of meat from establishments suspected to be involved in the Brazilian meat scandal, SA News reports Thursday. Fifth Round of Talks on Syria Begins in Geneva http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10729&SEO=fifth-round-of-talks-on-syria-begins-in-geneva United Nations, March 23 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations headquarters in Geneva is hosting the fifth round of negotiations between the Syrian government and opposition, a dialogue aimed at ending six years of conflict. UN Confirms Restart of Dialogue on Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10726&SEO=un-confirms-restart-of-dialogue-on-syria United Nations, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations confirmed that the negotiations in Geneva between the Syrian government and its oppoents in the nation, would be restarted today, with the guidance of UN Special Envoy Steffan de Mistura. Preparation of New Talks on Syria Analyzed by Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10714&SEO=preparation-of-new-talks-on-syria-analyzed-by-russia 22 de marzo de 2017, 16:01Moscow, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Foreign Minister, Serguei Lavrov, analyzed today with the special envoy of the UN for Syria, Steffan de Mistura, the preparation of the fifth round of negotiations on the Levantine country, in Geneva. US-Led Coalition Bombed School in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10711&SEO=us-led-coalition-bombed-school-in-syria 22 de marzo de 2017, 15:06Damascus, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Syria has denounced Wednesday the US-led international coalition bombarded a school in the north eastern province of Raqqa that was being used as a shelter by at least 50 displaced families. Bishops Praise Peaceful Transition in Angola http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10708&SEO=bishops-praise-peaceful-transition-in-angola Luanda, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) The Episcopal Conference of Angola and Sao Tome (Ceast) praised the way in which President José Eduardo dos Santos leads the transition to the succession of political power in the country, highlighted the press today. Red Cross Demands Urgent World Action to Stop Famine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10706&SEO=red-cross-demands-urgent-world-action-to-stop-famine Geneva, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) today warned that famine in Somalia and Yemen could be avoided if the international community acts urgently and determinedly in the next three months. Venezuela, South Africa Strengthen Collaboration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10705&SEO=venezuela-south-africa-strengthen-collaboration Caracas, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela and South Africa are strengthening economic relations and have established new strategic alliances to develop mining in both countries. Syrian Refugee Camp Fully Functional http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10701&SEO=syrian-refugee-camp-fully-functional Damascus, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) More than 600 displaced families from Daraa province are currently sheltered, under safe conditions of food and health care, at a refugee camp located outside the village of Heryaleh, about 20 kilometers south of Damascus. Syrian Army Surrounds Terrorists in Jobar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10688&SEO=syrian-army-surrounds-terrorists-in-jobar 22 de marzo de 2017, 09:14Damascus, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Army units have hoards of terrorists that had infiltrated in Jobar, a district in the eastern outskirt of Damascus, surrounded and have repeatedly repelled their attempts to break the siege, a military spokesperson told the local media. US Limits Carry-on Electronic Devices on Egypt-US Flights http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10682&SEO=us-limits-carry-on-electronic-devices-on-egypt-us-flights Cairo, March 22 (PL) The Egyptian authorities will apply from this Friday the measure imposed by the United States to ban carry-on electronic devices on Egypt-USA flights. South Africa Empowering Women http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10680&SEO=south-africa-empowering-women Pretoria, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) In its endeavor to tackle and raise social standards, the South African government has been also making strives in empowering women, and today the country is on course to achieving 50% women representation before 2030. Cameroon Delivers More than 2,000 Nigerian Refugees http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10671&SEO=cameroon-delivers-more-than-2000-nigerian-refugees 21 de marzo de 2017, 17:42Yaounde, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) More than 2,000 Nigerian citizens sheltered in the north of Cameroon to escape from the terrorist members of the group Boko Haram, returned to Nigeria since the start of the year by the Cameroonian authorities, official sources revealed here Tuesday. South Sudan Crisis is Escalating, by UN Report http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10667&SEO=south-sudan-crisis-is-escalating-by-un-report 21 de marzo de 2017, 17:05Juba, March 21 (Prensa Latina) The refugee crisis in South Sudan continues to accelerate, the world´s fastest one, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). UN Agencies Send 15 Ambulances to Mosul, Iraq http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10665&SEO=un-agencies-send-15-ambulances-to-mosul-iraq 21 de marzo de 2017, 16:35United Nations, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Food Program (WFP) sent 15 ambulances to Iraq by plane to assist wounded people during combats in the west of Mosul, the United Nations said today. Syrians again to the Negotiating Table http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10648&SEO=syrians-again-to-the-negotiating-table Damascus, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) All Syrian parties that took part in the previous peace negotiations in February have reportedly confirmed their attendance to the fifth round of talks in Geneva. UN Expert Calls on Israel to Stop Hostility against Activists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10647&SEO=un-expert-calls-on-israel-to-stop-hostility-against-activists 21 de marzo de 2017, 14:00United Nations, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) UN special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territories, Michael Lynk, has urged Israel today to stop pursuing and criminalizing activists who report on Tel Aviv''s violations. Syrian Army Hits Terrorists Hard near Damascus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10641&SEO=syrian-army-hits-terrorists-hard-near-damascus Damascus, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) Damascus'' eastern neighbourhood of Jobar is reportedly the stage today of fierce fighting between Syrian Army troops and well-armed terrorists of the so-called Jabhat al-Nusra that had infiltrated in that area. South Africa Honors Human Rights Beacons http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10638&SEO=south-africa-honors-human-rights-beacons Pretoria, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) President Jacob Zuma headed on Tuesday the national commemoration of Human Rights Day in which South Africa honored those who sacrificed immensely for the achievement of liberation and democracy. Syrian President Debates with Russian-European Delegation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10618&SEO=syrian-president-debates-with-russian-european-delegation 20 de marzo de 2017, 18:04Damascus, March 20 (Prensa Latina) Syria will hold its commitment to fighting terrorism, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said in a meeting with Russian-European Parliamentary delegation. Syrian Army Controls Damascus Outskirts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10616&SEO=syrian-army-controls-damascus-outskirts 20 de marzo de 2017, 17:59Damascus, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) Units of the Syrian army strengthened their positions on the outskirts of Jobar, some five kilometers east from Damascus, said today military sources. UN Iterates Alarm after Escalation of Combats in Libya http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10615&SEO=un-iterates-alarm-after-escalation-of-combats-in-libya 20 de marzo de 2017, 17:33United Nations, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) Te United Nations (UN) expressed today to be alarmed, due to the escalation of combats in Tripoli, the Libyan capital, and other cities in that country, specially because then impact of the confrontations on the civil population. US Parliamentary Delegation to Visit Sudan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10611&SEO=us-parliamentary-delegation-to-visit-sudan 20 de marzo de 2017, 16:38Khartoum, March 20 (Prensa Latina) A US Congress delegation will visit Sudan in October, 2017, in order to better learn about the warfare in this African nation, the local Sudan Tribune newspaper reported. UN Asks for Investigation on Attack vs. Somali Ship with Immigrants http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10610&SEO=un-asks-for-investigation-on-attack-vs.-somali-ship-with-immigrants 20 de marzo de 2017, 16:37Geneva, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) asked the rival parties in Yemen to investigate the air strike against a ship carrying immigrants that left 42 fatalities in the Red Sea. Chile Looks at Africa for Trade and Investments http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10601&SEO=chile-looks-at-africa-for-trade-and-investments Santiago de Chile, March 20 (Prensa Latina) Chile has taken action in recent months to strengthen its ties with Africa, with emphasis on trade and investment, a strategy highlighted today by the economic leadership of the Foreign Ministry. Talking about Solution Schemes for Syria Is Considered Premature http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10598&SEO=talking-about-solution-schemes-for-syria-is-considered-premature 20 de marzo de 2017, 11:53Moscow, March 20 (Prensa Latina) It is premature at the moment to talk about concrete formulas for a solution to the conflict in Syria, Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskov said today in commenting on statements by deputy Leonid Slutski. Terrorists Try to Break Siege Near Damascus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10585&SEO=terrorists-try-to-break-siege-near-damascus Damascus, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) For 24 hours Terrorist groups try to break the army siege in Jobar area, a suburb close to the Syrian capital, and clashes which remain very strong today, according to military sources. Congolese People to Verify their Electoral Register from April http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10575&SEO=congolese-people-to-verify-their-electoral-register-from-april Kinshasa, March 19 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Corneille Nangaa, stated that Congolese nationals will have the chance of verifying their personal data from the second half of April. Islamic Regret UN report withdrawal on Israel Apartheid http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10568&SEO=islamic-regret-un-report-withdrawal-on-israel-apartheid Riyadh, March 19 (Prensa Latina) The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) deeply regretted that the UN decided to withdraw a report which - objectively - accounted for the reality of Israeli-taken policies of occupation, oppression, settlements and apartheid against Palestine-born people. Iran Calls for UN Action to Prevent Further Israeli Attacks on Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10563&SEO=iran-calls-for-un-action-to-prevent-further-israeli-attacks-on-syria Tehran, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) Iran on Saturday described as a flagrant aggression against Syria the recent air bombing by Israeli, and demanded that the United Nations exercise all its authority to prevent the repetition of actions that violate regional peace and security. Lebanese Army Raids Village on Syrian Border http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10560&SEO=lebanese-army-raids-village-on-syrian-border Beirut, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) Army and intelligence officers from Lebanon stormed the village of Al-Qasr, in the northeastern region of Hermel, on the Syrian border, as part of raids to detain undocumented people and alleged terrorists. Francophonie Week Starts in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10557&SEO=francophonie-week-starts-in-cuba Havana, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) French-speaking countries around the world are taking part in a one-week event dedicated to this cultural legacy, and Cuba''s program highlights diversity within the group. Syria: Armed Extremists Leave Neighborhood in Homs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10555&SEO=syria-armed-extremists-leave-neighborhood-in-homs 18 de marzo de 2017, 09:10Damascus, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) The first group of armed extremists and their families started their evacuation from the neighborhood of Al Waer, the last section of the Syrian city of Homs that they occupied, authorities in that central province confirmed on Saturday. Their departure, after intense negotiations, involves the movement of more than 1,500 people to the northeastern region of Aleppo under the supervision of the Red Crescent and the military police of Syria and Russia. Iranian Capital to Host Upcoming Peace Talks on Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10553&SEO=iranian-capital-to-host-upcoming-peace-talks-on-syria 18 de marzo de 2017, 04:21Tehran, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) Delegates from Iran, Russia and Turkey, main participants in the Astana talks to find a peaceful settlement in Syria, will meet again in this capital on April 18th, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced today. More than 250,000 People Displaced by Combats in Mosul, Says UN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10548&SEO=more-than-250000-people-displaced-by-combats-in-mosul-says-un 17 de marzo de 2017, 18:17United Nations, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations (UN) estimated today at about 250,000 the number of people displaced from the Iraqi city of Mosul, from the beginning of the military operations in October to expell the Islamic State (IS) from that locality. UN Regional Official Resigns after Pressure for Criticizing Israel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10547&SEO=un-regional-official-resigns-after-pressure-for-criticizing-israel 17 de marzo de 2017, 17:54Beirut, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) UN Undersecretary-General Rima Khalaf announced today her resignation from her post, after being put under pressure to take back a report that accused Israel of imposing an ''apartheid regime'' on Palestinians. Iran Reaches Agreement with Saudi Arabia on Pilgrimage to Mecca http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10542&SEO=iran-reaches-agreement-with-saudi-arabia-on-pilgrimage-to-mecca 17 de marzo de 2017, 17:06Tehran, March 17 (Prensa Latina) Iran confirmed today that it reached agreements with Saudi Arabia so that its Muslim citizens may come this year to the Hajj procession, which they were deprived in 2016 due to diplomatic disputes. Four other Israeli Spy Planes Fly over Lebanon http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10524&SEO=four-other-israeli-spy-planes-fly-over-lebanon Beirut, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) The Lebanese Army complained that four Israeli military aircrafts overflew the Abbasieh region at low altitude on Friday, in the most recent episode of violation of national sovereignty by the Zionist state. Syria Shoots Down Israeli War Plane that Violated Airspace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10517&SEO=syria-shoots-down-israeli-war-plane-that-violated-airspace Damascus, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) The General Command of Syria''s Army and Armed Forces announced today that one of four Israeli fighter planes that violated this country''s airspace over the central province of Homs was shot down. Military Cooperation with Angola Stable, South African General Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10491&SEO=military-cooperation-with-angola-stable-south-african-general-says 16 de marzo de 2017, 15:02Luanda, March 16 (Prensa Latina) The head of the South African National Defense Force (SANDF), Gen. Solly Zacarías Shoke, described the military cooperation with Angola as stable. Iran Brands Israel as the World's Biggest Nuclear Threat http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10487&SEO=iran-brands-israel-as-the-worlds-biggest-nuclear-threat 16 de marzo de 2017, 14:12Beirut, March 16 (Prensa Latina) Iran''s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif branded today Israel as the biggest nuclear threat to the Middle East and the world and denounced that with Saudi Arabia it tried to prevent the atomic agreement of 2015. China and Saudi Arabia Sign 14 Cooperation Agreements http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10476&SEO=china-and-saudi-arabia-sign-14-cooperation-agreements 16 de marzo de 2017, 10:00Beijing, March 16 (Prensa Latina) China and Saudi Arabia have signed 14 cooperation agreements as part of a visit by King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the country''s deputy foreign minister Zhang Ming informed today. Swaziland to Host Southern Africa Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10463&SEO=swaziland-to-host-southern-africa-summit Pretoria, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) South Africa''s - President Jacob Zuma will on Friday undertake a working visit to the Kingdom of Swaziland to attend the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Extraordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government. Somalian Pirates Demand Ransom for Hijacked Ship http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10457&SEO=somalian-pirates-demand-ransom-for-hijacked-ship 15 de marzo de 2017, 18:46Mogadishu, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) Hijackers of the oil tanker Aris 13 demanded a ransom to release the ship, but they keep holding the crew hostage, European Union (EU) sources reported today. Food Insecurity Threatens 17 Million of Yemeni People http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10455&SEO=food-insecurity-threatens-17-million-of-yemeni-people 15 de marzo de 2017, 18:10United Nations, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) UN agencies and its humanitarian affiliates warned today that 17 million people in Yemen were threatened by a severe food insecurity. South Africa's Gov't Implementing Sex Workers' HIV Plan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10439&SEO=south-africas-govt-implementing-sex-workers-hiv-plan Pretoria, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) South Africa''s Government is pushing ahead a National Sex Workers Plan aimed at winning the fight against new HIV infections, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa told MPs who sit at the Council of Provinces. Damascus Bombing Kills more than 30 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10432&SEO=damascus-bombing-kills-more-than-30 Damascus, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) Official statistics stated that more than 30 people have been killed in a terrorist attack carried out today at the premises of the Palace of Justice, in Damascus. Iraqi Prime Minister Considers Imminent End of Battle for Mosul http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10430&SEO=iraqi-prime-minister-considers-imminent-end-of-battle-for-mosul Baghdad, March 15 (Prensa Latina) i said that the operation to free Mosul was in ''its last stage,'' while government troops tighten today the siege of Islamic State (IS) terrorists in that city. Conflict in Syria, the Worst Human Tragedy in Decades http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10401&SEO=conflict-in-syria-the-worst-human-tragedy-in-decades United Nations, March 14 (Prensa Latina) UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra''ad al-Hussein described today the conflict in Syria as the worst man-made disaster since World War II (1939-1945). At an event at United Nations headquarters in Geneva, the official accused the warring parties of serious human rights violations and called for an end to them. Zimbabwe with Highest Teenage Fertility Rates http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10396&SEO=zimbabwe-with-highest-teenage-fertility-rates 14 de marzo de 2017, 08:51Harare, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) Zimbabwe currently has the highest teenage fertility rate in the sub-Saharan Africa, according to a national study. Somali Army is Capable of Fighting Rebels http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10391&SEO=somali-army-is-capable-of-fighting-rebels 14 de marzo de 2017, 00:24Mogadishu, March 14 (Prensa Latina) The African Union Mission in Somali (Amison), after a decade of presence, has been harping on the most favorable conditions, the Somali National Army (ANS) will fight the insurgent Al Shabaab group. UN Reports 69,000 People Displaced by Combats in East of Mosul http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10379&SEO=un-reports-69000-people-displaced-by-combats-in-east-of-mosul 13 de marzo de 2017, 16:54United Nations, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) At least 69,000 people left their homes in the eastern side of Mosul, as a result of the offensive by the Iraqi Army and its allies to expel the Islamic state (IS), the United Nations said today. President al-Assad's Top-Priority is Fighting Terrorism in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10375&SEO=president-al-assads-top-priority-is-fighting-terrorism-in-syria Damascus, March 13 (Prensa Latina) The priority is to eliminate terrorism and, therefore, it is a luxury now to speak about politics, the Syrian President, Bashar al-Assad stressed in an interview to the western European media. Peaceful Agreement Reached in Syria Homs City http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10369&SEO=peaceful-agreement-reached-in-syria-homs-city Damascus, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) The governor of the Syrian province of Homs, Talal Barazi, announced today that an agreement was reached to complete a third phase of reconciliation in the Al Waer neighborhood in the provincial capital. Fights Against Terrorists Near the Syrian Capital Continues http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10356&SEO=fights-against-terrorists-near-the-syrian-capital-continues Damascus, March 13 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian army has fought violent clashes against the terrorist groups of the former Al-Nousra Front in the Qaboun area, less than five kilometers east of Damascus, military sources said today. Syria Denounces US-led Coalition Attack Against Civilians http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10349&SEO=syria-denounces-us-led-coalition-attack-against-civilians Damascus, March 13 (Prensa Latina) Syria denounced the deaths of 19 civilians in areas of the province of Raqqa by bombings of the International Coalition that the United States leads, according to information published today in Damascus. UNICEF ​​Denounces Impact of Conflict on Syrian Children http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10344&SEO=unicef-aadenounces-impact-of-conflict-on-syrian-children United Nations, March 13 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian conflict left an unprecedented impact on children, in the sixth year of hostilities, the United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) said today. UN Condemns Lethal Double Terrorist Attack in Damascus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10338&SEO=un-condemns-lethal-double-terrorist-attack-in-damascus United Nations, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, condemned a double terrorist attack that killed nearly 50 unarmed civilians in Damascus, Syria, on Saturday. UN Warns of Humanitarian Impact of Israeli Colonization in Palestine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10333&SEO=un-warns-of-humanitarian-impact-of-israeli-colonization-in-palestine United Nations,Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) The establishment and expansion of Israeli settlements are a source of vulnerability in the Palestinian population, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) warned today. The Latest Attack in Damascus Kills 44 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10324&SEO=the-latest-attack-in-damascus-kills-44 Damascus, Mar 12 (Prensa Latina) The final balance of the victims of a recent bombing in Damascus reached 44 dead and 127 wounded, according to the authorities reports in this capital. Unesco Highlights Qatar's Effort to Preserve World Heritage http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10323&SEO=unesco-highlights-qatars-effort-to-preserve-world-heritage Doha, Mar 12 (Prensa Latina) UNESCO Director-General Irina Bukova today highlighted Qatar''s efforts to preserve the world heritage by supporting the organization''s initiatives in areas exposed to natural disasters or wars. Mass Grave with Hundreds of IS-Executed People Found in Iraq http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10319&SEO=mass-grave-with-hundreds-of-is-executed-people-found-in-iraq 11 de marzo de 2017, 15:39Baghdad, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) Iraqi Shiite militia members of the Hashed al-Shaabi (People''s Mobilization) reported today the find, near Mosul, of a mass grave with the remains of people killed by the Islamic State (IS). Syria Seizes Turkish License-Plated Truck with Weapons http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10313&SEO=syria-seizes-turkish-license-plated-truck-with-weapons 11 de marzo de 2017, 12:26Damascus, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) Syrian authorities reportedly intercepted today a truck Turkish license plate loaded with weapons with in the central Syrian province of Hama, around 210 kilometers from Damascus. Reconstruction of Important Gas Plant Starts in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10298&SEO=reconstruction-of-important-gas-plant-starts-in-syria 10 de marzo de 2017, 17:44Damascus, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) Ali Ghanem, Syrian Minister of Oil and Mineral Resources, announced Friday that teams of specialists and technicians, have started the reconstruction of the gas plant in Hayyan, central province of Homs, Syria. Syria Denounces New Attack Staged by Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10294&SEO=syria-denounces-new-attack-staged-by-turkey 10 de marzo de 2017, 17:12Damascus, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) Syria denounced today the new attacks staged by Turkish troops in the eastern region of the province of Aleppo in two different letters sent to the United Nations Security Council and the General Secretariat, respectively. Turkish Artillery Attacks Kill Eight Syrian Soldiers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10277&SEO=turkish-artillery-attacks-kill-eight-syrian-soldiers Damascus, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) At least eight Syrian soldiers were killed by the Turkish Artillery against the city of Manbij and the Kurdish-Arab units had handed over to government forces just 24 hours ago, military sources reported today. Islamic Organization Concerned about Drought in Somalia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10264&SEO=islamic-organization-concerned-about-drought-in-somalia Mogadishu, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) called its country members and the rest of the international community to increase aid to people currently affected by drought in Somalia. At Least 60 Dead People by Ethnic Clashes in Nigeria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10254&SEO=at-least-60-dead-people-by-ethnic-clashes-in-nigeria 09 de marzo de 2017, 16:42Abuja, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) Clashes in the south-west of Nigeria between Muslim shepherds and Christian farmers caused the death to 60 persons and numerous injured people, reported the government Thursday. US Marines Arrive in Syria to Join Anti-IS War http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10253&SEO=us-marines-arrive-in-syria-to-join-anti-is-war 09 de marzo de 2017, 16:28Washington, March 9 (Prensa Latina) The deployment of US Marine Corps units in Syria is marking a new escalation in the anti-IS war in that region, as reported by The Washington Post. Cuban Cooperation with Botswana Unquestionable http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10249&SEO=cuban-cooperation-with-botswana-unquestionable 09 de marzo de 2017, 15:07Gaborone, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) The importance of the collaboration Cuba offers countries of the world, precisely, to African countries, is now unquestionable, said Tsaone Swaabow Thapelo, a former Botswanian student in Cuba. Turkey to Use National Currency in its Transactions Abroad http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10246&SEO=turkey-to-use-national-currency-in-its-transactions-abroad 09 de marzo de 2017, 13:16Ankara, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) Turkey will force its companies to use its national currency,the lira, in commercial operations with countries with a free trade agreement, announced Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci today. Terrorist Attacks Injure Six in Damascus, Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10244&SEO=terrorist-attacks-injure-six-in-damascus-syria 09 de marzo de 2017, 12:50Damascus, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) At least six people were injured and material damage caused by terror attacks on the suburbs of Barzeh and Harasta in Damascus, according to sources in the Syrian capital. Steven Spielberg, JJ Abrams Team for Female Syrian Refugee Drama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10242&SEO=steven-spielberg-jj-abrams-team-for-female-syrian-refugee-drama Los Ángeles,March 9 (Prensa Latina) Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams are teaming up to produce a film based on the harrowing real-life story of a Syrian refugee, FIFA Reminds US About World Cup Obligations Amid Travel Ban http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10239&SEO=fifa-reminds-us-about-world-cup-obligations-amid-travel-ban London, March 9 (Prensa Latina) FIFA President Gianni Infantino reminded the United States today that they would have to guarantee full access to the country for players, officials and supporters if they bid for the 2026 World Cup. One Soldier Killed and 13 Wounded in Nigerian North http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10238&SEO=one-soldier-killed-and-13-wounded-in-nigerian-north 09 de marzo de 2017, 12:03Abuja, March 9 (Prensa Latina) A soldier was killed and 13 were injured in recent anti-terrorist operations in northeastern Nigeria, Army spokesman Brigadier General Sani Usman confirmed today. Italian Minister Says Migratory Crisis Threatens European Unity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10233&SEO=italian-minister-says-migratory-crisis-threatens-european-unity Rome, March 9 (Prensa Latina) Italian Interior Minister Marco Minniti said that the migration phenomenon is a threat to European unity, in an interview published today by Corriere della Sera newspaper. South Africa, Russia for Stronger Communication Links http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10227&SEO=south-africa-russia-for-stronger-communication-links Pretoria, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) South Africa and Russia has committed to forging stronger communication relations through identifying areas of meaningful cooperation while looking into new opportunities for collaboration, especially in the context of the BRICS community. More than 50,000 Iraqi People Displaced by Combats in Mosul http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10209&SEO=more-than-50000-iraqi-people-displaced-by-combats-in-mosul 08 de marzo de 2017, 15:29United Nations, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) Around 53,000 people abandoned their homes to escape violence in the western part of the Iraqi city of Mosul, where there is an ongoing offensive to remove the Islamic State (IS) from the United nations reported today. Germany Sees Surge in Number of Extremists Traveling to Iraq, Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10206&SEO=germany-sees-surge-in-number-of-extremists-traveling-to-iraq-syria 08 de marzo de 2017, 13:10Berlín,Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) Germany is among the main targets South Africa, Indonesia Strengthening Business, Defense Links http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10193&SEO=south-africa-indonesia-strengthening-business-defense-links 08 de marzo de 2017, 10:03Pretoria, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) South Africa and Indonesia stroke a deal to boost relations in agriculture and defense as well as work towards removing trade barriers between the countries, with view to expanding commercial and investment links. Syrian Army Restores Control over Jazal Oil Field in Homs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10186&SEO=syrian-army-restores-control-over-jazal-oil-field-in-homs 08 de marzo de 2017, 00:49Damascus, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) Army units, in cooperation with supporting forces, reportedly launched a successful operation to control Jazal oil field in Homs, central Syria, while driving out ISIS organization from Tadmur, in Palmyira, killing a number of its mercenaries. Hunger Threatens 185,000 Children´s Life in Somalia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10182&SEO=hunger-threatens-185000-childrenas-life-in-somalia Geneva, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations said that some 185,000 children might be killed in Somalia by hunger if they are not given urgent health aid to avoid serious malnutrition. Sudan Reports Significant Damage Due to US Economic Sanctions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10178&SEO=sudan-reports-significant-damage-due-to-us-economic-sanctions 07 de marzo de 2017, 18:38Khartoum, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) The Sudanese Government said today that the measures imposed by the United States against this country since 1997 had affected its economy and caused the loss of $45 billion USD, as reported by the local website Ashorooq Net. UN Increases New Camps for Displaced by Offensive in Mosul, Iraq http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10172&SEO=un-increases-new-camps-for-displaced-by-offensive-in-mosul-iraq 07 de marzo de 2017, 17:38United Nations, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) announced that it is preparing for possible movement and is ready to provide further shelter to displaced Iraqis in camps in the western part of Mosul, Iraq, where the army is carrying out an anti-terrorist offensive . Malaysia Arrests 7 For Suspected Links to Terror Groups http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10156&SEO=malaysia-arrests-7-for-suspected-links-to-terror-groups 07 de marzo de 2017, 12:48Kuala Lumpur,Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Malaysia has arrested six foreigners and one Malaysian for suspected links to militant groups including Islamic State, the police chief said. Terrorists Murder a Woman in Southern Damascus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10151&SEO=terrorists-murder-a-woman-in-southern-damascus 07 de marzo de 2017, 11:38Damascus, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Elements of the Khaled Ibn al-Walid group, subordinated to the Islamic State, Daesh by its acronym in Arab, murdered a woman for ''apostasy to Islam'' in the village of Qusser, near the border with Jordan, according to video released today in Damascus. South Africa's GDP Contracted in 2016's Fourth Quarter http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10145&SEO=south-africas-gdp-contracted-in-2016s-fourth-quarter 07 de marzo de 2017, 10:44Pretoria, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) South Africa''s gross domestic product (GDP) contracted by 0.3% in the fourth quarter of 2016, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) reported on Tuesday. South Africa, Russia Strengthening Media Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10142&SEO=south-africa-russia-strengthening-media-cooperation Pretoria, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) The South African Government News Agency (SA News) and Russia''s Sputnik News Agency have signed an agreement that will see the two agencies cooperate in a number of areas, including news exchange. Indian Summit a Success, Asserts South Africa's President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10140&SEO=indian-summit-a-success-asserts-south-africas-president Pretoria, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) The Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Leaders'' Summit in Indonesia, celebrating the organization''s 20th anniversary, has been a success, South Africa''s President Jacob Zuma asserted. Humanitarian Crisis Increases in South Sudan, Says UN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10127&SEO=humanitarian-crisis-increases-in-south-sudan-says-un 06 de marzo de 2017, 18:18United Nations, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations said today that the humanitarian crisis is swiftly increasing in South Sudan, as five million people are jeopardized by famine, including a large amount of children. Almost 50,000 Displaced because of Clashes in Western Mosul http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10118&SEO=almost-50000-displaced-because-of-clashes-in-western-mosul United Nations, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) Nearly 50,000 people left their homes in western Mosul, Iraq, where the army and allied forces are trying to expel the Islamic State (ISIS) from the city, said a spokesman from the United Nations Monday. Indian Ocean, a Motor to Boost Economies, Says Zuma http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10113&SEO=indian-ocean-a-motor-to-boost-economies-says-zuma Pretoria, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) South Africa''s President Jacob Zuma called today to develop more innovative ways to use oceans sustainably for food, transport, trade and other activities, asserting that the Indian Ocean can turn into a motor to thrust the economies of the countries on it. Fights Continue Against the Terrorists Near the Syrian Capital http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10108&SEO=fights-continue-against-the-terrorists-near-the-syrian-capital Damascus, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) Battles against terrorist groups continued today in the Qabum area, a suburb less than five kilometers from the center of the Syrian capital, according to military sources. Cholera Outbreak Kills Nearly 200 People in Somalia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10105&SEO=cholera-outbreak-kills-nearly-200-people-in-somalia Mogadishu, March 6 (Prensa Latina) An outbreak of cholera unleashed since the beginning of 2017 in Somalia has caused the death of 196 people so far, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). More Than 2.1 Million Mozambicans Threatened by Hunger http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10103&SEO=more-than-2.1-million-mozambicans-threatened-by-hunger Maputo, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) A combination of climate adversities, reduction of reserves and armed conflicts today have 2.1 million Mozambicans threatened by hunger. Palestinians in Lebanon Pay Tribute to Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10088&SEO=palestinians-in-lebanon-pay-tribute-to-fidel-castro-and-hugo-chavez Beirut, Mar 5 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) paid posthumous tribute today to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, and late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, whom they praised as paradigms of solidarity and resistance. Syrian Gov't Delivers Humanitarian Aid in Deir Ezzor http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10084&SEO=syrian-govt-delivers-humanitarian-aid-in-deir-ezzor Damascus, Mar 5 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian government, in coordination with the Arab Red Crescent, delivered 21 tons of humanitarian aid by plane in the city of Deir Ezzor, besieged by the Islamic State (IS), local media reported on Sunday. Satellite Images Confirm New Destruction in Palmyra http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10063&SEO=satellite-images-confirm-new-destruction-in-palmyra 03 de marzo de 2017, 18:09Damascus, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) Satellite images have confirmed the new destruction caused by Islamic State (IS) in Syria´s historic city of Palmyra.. Russia Expects Success in the Geneva Talks on Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10060&SEO=russia-expects-success-in-the-geneva-talks-on-syria 03 de marzo de 2017, 17:43Moscow, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) Russia expects success in the negotiations about Syria in Geneva, to which we never challenged our efforts for a dialogue between the Syrian conflicting sides in Astana, Russian Foreign Vice Minister Serguei Riabkov stated today. Crime Rate Declines in South Africa Almost 2% http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10055&SEO=crime-rate-declines-in-south-africa-almost-2 03 de marzo de 2017, 15:33Pretoria, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) The rate of the so-called contact crimes that include murders in South Africa have gone down by 1.9% between April and December 2016, SA News reports. Russia Denounces Attempt to Divide Security Council Over Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10053&SEO=russia-denounces-attempt-to-divide-security-council-over-syria Moscow, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov denounced the intentionally attempt by France and the United Kingdom to split the UN Security Council by proposing a controversial resolution against Syria. Turkey Extends Border Wall with Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10049&SEO=turkey-extends-border-wall-with-syria 03 de marzo de 2017, 13:07Ankara, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish government is making progress in the construction of a border wall that will cover almost all of the 900 kilometers of the border with Syria, according to the Hürriyet newspaper. Islamic Countries Described as Violation Israeli Ruling on Jerusalem http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10037&SEO=islamic-countries-described-as-violation-israeli-ruling-on-jerusalem Riyadh, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has described today as flagrant violation of the international law the ruling of an Israeli court that pleads that the Israelis can pray in the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem. More than 8 million Angolans Registered for Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10033&SEO=more-than-8-million-angolans-registered-for-elections Luanda, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) More than eight million Angolans are now registered in the Compulsory Electoral Register with a view to forthcoming August''s elections, announced the Minister of Territory Administration (MAT), Bornito de Sousa. FAO Alerts Growing Emergency for Famine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10019&SEO=fao-alerts-growing-emergency-for-famine 02 de marzo de 2017, 17:25Rome, 2 March (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) compared today that despite global favorable food supply conditions, food insecurity emergencies tend to increase. Syrian Army Destroys Terrorist Command Post Close to Damascus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10016&SEO=syrian-army-destroys-terrorist-command-post-close-to-damascus 02 de marzo de 2017, 17:07Damascus, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) Units of the Syrian Army destroyed a command post of the terrorist Front for the Conquest of the Levant, former Al Nusra, in Harasta, 10 kilometers northeast of Damascus, military sources said here Thursday. Qatar To Host Fifth Regional Cyber Security Drill http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10000&SEO=qatar-to-host-fifth-regional-cyber-security-drill Doha, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) Qatar, represented by the Ministry of Transport and Communications, is hosting the fifth regional Cyber Drill for Arab countries here on March 5-9, according to the Ministry of Transportation and Communication. Fernando Verdasco Beats Monfils to Reach Semifinals in Dubai http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9998&SEO=fernando-verdasco-beats-monfils-to-reach-semifinals-in-dubai Abu Dabi, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) Spain Fernando Verdasco advanced to the semifinals at the Dubai Tennis Championships by beating fourth-seeded Gael Monfils 6-3, 7-5 today. South African Gov't Insists on Curbing Violence against Foreigners http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9992&SEO=south-african-govt-insists-on-curbing-violence-against-foreigners Pretoria, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) South African Government has reiterated its call for restraint due to tensions between some South Africans and foreign nationals living and working in this country following recent incidents of violence. Kuwaities Warned to Rationalize Water Consumption http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9990&SEO=kuwaities-warned-to-rationalize-water-consumption Kuwait, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) Kuwaiti authorities have warned today on the need to raise public awareness to rationalize and save water consumption, given that this Arab country is located in a desert area and is suffering severe shortages of the vital liquid. Islamic State Abandons Syrian City of Palmyra http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9983&SEO=islamic-state-abandons-syrian-city-of-palmyra Damascus, 2 Mar (Prensa Latina) The terrorists in the Islamic State, Daesh, an Arabic language acronym, have abandoned historic city of Palmyra after fierce fighting with the Syrian army and allied militias, military sources confirmed today. Iraqi Army Corners IS in Mosul by Seizing Strategic Road http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9984&SEO=iraqi-army-corners-is-in-mosul-by-seizing-strategic-road 02 de marzo de 2017, 09:33Baghdad, March 2 (Prensa Latina) Iraqi government forces entered areas near the center of Mosul today, after narrowing the siege to the Islamic State (IS) by seizing a major road that surrounds the west of that city. UN Concerns Over Rearmament in Central African Republic http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9978&SEO=un-concerns-over-rearmament-in-central-african-republic 02 de marzo de 2017, 00:22United Nations, 2 March (Prensa Latina) The United Nations (UN) was concerned over rearmament of militias in the Central African Republic, mainly over the flow of weapons by young people in Ouaka. UN Security Council to Prioritize African Crisis Prevention http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9977&SEO=un-security-council-to-prioritize-african-crisis-prevention United Nations, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) The UN Security Council will take the prevention of African conflicts as a priority in March in Africa, said the president of the 15-member organism this month, the British ambassador Matthew Rycroft. New Round of Talks between Syrian Rival Parties in Astana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9976&SEO=new-round-of-talks-between-syrian-rival-parties-in-astana Moscow, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) A third round of talks amid leaders of armed groups and representatives of the Syrian Government will be held in Astana on March 14th and 15th , said the television in this capital city. More Arrests of Poachers in South Africa, Less Dead Rhinoceros http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9972&SEO=more-arrests-of-poachers-in-south-africa-less-dead-rhinoceros 01 de marzo de 2017, 17:50Pretoria, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) A total of 680 rhinoceros poachers were arrested during 2016 in South Africa, as part of the comprehensive strategy the Government is currently implementing to stop this kind of crime. Egyptian President Rebuffs Plan to Evacuate North Sinai http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9964&SEO=egyptian-president-rebuffs-plan-to-evacuate-north-sinai 01 de marzo de 2017, 16:14Cairo, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi spurned early plan to evacuate North Sinai to better combat terrorism in the region. Turkey Uses Incirlik Airbase as a Tool to Put Pressure on Washington http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9951&SEO=turkey-uses-incirlik-airbase-as-a-tool-to-put-pressure-on-washington Ankara, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) Turkey could deny the use of the Incirlik airbase to the United States if Kurdish militias in northern Syria participate in the offensive against Raqqa in the hands of the Islamic State (EI), according to newspaper Yeni Safak reports. Turkey Deploys Special Operations Units in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9949&SEO=turkey-deploys-special-operations-units-in-syria 01 de marzo de 2017, 12:41Ankara, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish Army announced today the deployment in Syria of elite military units of the navy, within the framework of the cross-border operation Euphrates Shield, whose objective will be to battle armed groups hostile to their country. The Syrian Army is Fighting Three Kilometers From Palmira http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9947&SEO=the-syrian-army-is-fighting-three-kilometers-from-palmira Damascus, March 1 (Prensa Latina) Advanced military detachments from the Syrian Army and other allied militias fight three kilometers from the historic city of Palmira and assault the strategic mountain range that surrounds it, military sources confirmed. Syrian Radio Station Enters Guinness Book of Records http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9938&SEO=syrian-radio-station-enters-guinness-book-of-records 01 de marzo de 2017, 10:55Damascus, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Fuse FM radio station has entered the Guinness Book of Records after breaking the world record for the longest radio program with 91.1-hour broadcasting, it was officially reported today in Damascus. Turkey Uses Incirlik Air Base to Put Pressure on Washington http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9933&SEO=turkey-uses-incirlik-air-base-to-put-pressure-on-washington Ankara, March 1 (Prensa Latina) Turkey could deny the use of Incirlik Air Base to the United States if Kurdish militias in northern Syria participate in the offensive against Raqqa in the hands of the Islamic State (IS), according to Yeni Safak. Daesh Leader Recognizes Defeat in Iraq, Local Television Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9924&SEO=daesh-leader-recognizes-defeat-in-iraq-local-television-says 01 de marzo de 2017, 08:29Baghdad, March 1 (Prensa Latina) Before the government offensive in the west of Mosul, the Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has warned his men to hide, flee or immolate, according to a report from the Iraqi TV channel Alsumaria. Over 16,000 Iraqi Displaced People for Western Mosul Combats. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9907&SEO=over-16000-iraqi-displaced-people-for-western-mosul-combats. 28 de febrero de 2017, 17:13United Nations, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) More than 16,000 Iraqi nationals left their homes to get away from combats in Mosul, where the Iraqi army and its allies are trying to drive the Islamic state (EI) out, according to the UN. Germany Bans Fussilet 33 Organization Due to Terrorist Links http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9892&SEO=germany-bans-fussilet-33-organization-due-to-terrorist-links Berlín,Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) German authorities baned the operation of an organization called Fussilet 33 because of its alledge links with terrorists, according to the office of the Attorney General. Terrorists Launch Mortar Attacks Against Damascus Neighborhood http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9889&SEO=terrorists-launch-mortar-attacks-against-damascus-neighborhood Damascus, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) The Police Command confirmed that seven people were wounded by mortar attacks in Al Adawi neighborhood, east of Damascus, where they also caused damage to homes and public buildings. Somalia's President Declares National Disaster Due to Extreme Drought http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9883&SEO=somalias-president-declares-national-disaster-due-to-extreme-drought ogadiscio, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina)President Mohammed Abdullahi Mohammed ‘Farmajo'' has declared the ongoing drought in the country as a ‘national disaster''. Violence against Foreigners Despicable, Says South Africa Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9870&SEO=violence-against-foreigners-despicable-says-south-africa-minister Pretoria, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) In condemning the recent spate of violence that erupted in Tshwane and in Johannesburg directed at foreign nationals, South Africa''s Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom branded such behavior as despicable. South African Pres. Fight against Crime a Priority http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9864&SEO=south-african-pres.-fight-against-crime-a-priority Pretoria, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) South Africa''s President Jacob Zuma involved himself today in the campaign against crime when he visited Soshanguve Block L, an area of the country''s capital plagued with criminal offenses. UNICEF Calls for Action to Protect Migrant Children http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9862&SEO=unicef-calls-for-action-to-protect-migrant-children UNITED NATIONS, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) called today for concrete action to ensure the safety of migrant children after hundreds were killed in 2016 on the Mediterranean Sea route. Cuban Vice-President Welcomes Leader of Polisario Front http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9849&SEO=cuban-vice-president-welcomes-leader-of-polisario-front 27 de febrero de 2017, 16:05Havana, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) The vice president of the Council of State Salvador Valdes welcomed today the member of the Permanent Bureau of the National Secretariat of the Polisario Front, Hamma Salama, visiting the island at the invitation of the Communist Party of Cuba. Syrian Army Launched Offensive in Damascus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9848&SEO=syrian-army-launched-offensive-in-damascus 27 de febrero de 2017, 15:26Damascus, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Army launched an offensive against Qabum-settled terrorist groups, about 10 kilometers northeast of Damascus, military sources confirmed. Iran Successfully Test Cruise Missile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9845&SEO=iran-successfully-test-cruise-missile Teheran, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) Iran''s Nave has successfully tested today the latest versions of the Nasr and Dehlaviyeh cruise missiles during defensive naval maneuvers Velayat 95, Defense Minister, Brigade General Hossein Dehqan, told the local media. Avian Flu Kills 42,000 Birds in Nigerian Farms http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9842&SEO=avian-flu-kills-42000-birds-in-nigerian-farms 27 de febrero de 2017, 13:16Abuja, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina)Avian influenza killed 42,000 birds in 12 farms in Plateau,Nigeria between January and February 2017, according to the local chapter of the Poultry Association of Nigeria. Its Chairman, John Dasar, said on Monday in Jos, that more birds were being depopulated in some farms to prevent further spread of the bird flu. Renewable Energy to Save Billions of Dollars in Saudi Kingdom http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9833&SEO=renewable-energy-to-save-billions-of-dollars-in-saudi-kingdom 27 de febrero de 2017, 11:08Riyadh, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) Saudi Arabia could save up to 87 billion dollars by 2030 when it is fully inserted into the use of solar energy, a study by Orient Planet entity predicted. Latest News of Cuban Center for Neurological Restoration Stressed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9830&SEO=latest-news-of-cuban-center-for-neurological-restoration-stressed Havana, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) The application of the non-invasive brain stimulation is one of the latest news of the International Center for Neurological Restoration (CIREN), the only one of its kind in the world, celebrating its 28th anniversary, media reported here today. South Africa Prepares a Great Paleontological Exhibition http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9828&SEO=south-africa-prepares-a-great-paleontological-exhibition 27 de febrero de 2017, 10:42Pretoria, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) The Cradle of Humankind, a world-known group of paleontological and archaeological sites in South Africa, prepares what could be considered today the largest exhibition of human remains in the world. Iran Reiterates Criticism of Trump by Praising Oscar for The Salesman http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9824&SEO=iran-reiterates-criticism-of-trump-by-praising-oscar-for-the-salesman 27 de febrero de 2017, 09:45Tehran, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) Iran received today the Oscar won by director Asghar Farhadi with ''The Salesman'' as another triumph for his cinematography and an occasion to lash out at US President Donald Trump''s immigration policy. Industrial Production in Syria Surpasses $350 Million USD http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9823&SEO=industrial-production-in-syria-surpasses-350-million-usd 27 de febrero de 2017, 09:19Damascus, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) Despite the war imposed on Syria for more than five years, the industrial production has surpassed $350 million USD in 2016, Industry Minister, Ahmad al-Hamo, said today. Iran Supports Diplomatic Efforts to Solve Syrian Crisis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9814&SEO=iran-supports-diplomatic-efforts-to-solve-syrian-crisis Teheran, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) Iran has reiterated its willingness to continue diplomatic efforts to solve the crisis in Syria and put an end to the armed siege on the towns of Al-Fuah and Kafriya, while it condemned the double terrorist attack in Homs. Germany Reported About 3,500 Attacks Against Migrants http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9812&SEO=germany-reported-about-3500-attacks-against-migrants Berlin, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) German security services recorded 3,500 attacks against immigrants during last 2016, according to a recent report released by Funke media. Two German Archaeologists Kidnapped in Nigeria Have Been Freed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9810&SEO=two-german-archaeologists-kidnapped-in-nigeria-have-been-freed 26 de febrero de 2017, 10:57Abuja, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) Nigerian security officers freed Russia Condemned Bloody Terror Attacks in Homs,Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9808&SEO=russia-condemned-bloody-terror-attacks-in-homssyria Moscow, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) Russia condemned the terrorist attacks in the Syrian city of Homs, killing at least 34 people and dozens of wounded, and also called for a halt to the negotiations in Geneva. Saudi King Visits Malaysia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9806&SEO=saudi-king-visits-malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) The King of Saudi Arabia, Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, began an official visit to Malaysia during which several documents for economy, science, education and human resources development cooperation will be signed. Cycling: Rui Costa takes lead in Abu Dhabi Tour http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9803&SEO=cycling-rui-costa-takes-lead-in-abu-dhabi-tour 26 de febrero de 2017, 08:51Abu Dabi, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina)Portugal''s Rui Costa snatched the overall lead of the Abu Dhabi Tour on Saturday after powering to victory in the third stage. Indian Doctor Released by IS Denounces Terrorist Group Crimes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9802&SEO=indian-doctor-released-by-is-denounces-terrorist-group-crimes 26 de febrero de 2017, 08:45New Delhi, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) After being released the Indian doctor Ramamurthy Kosanam, kidnapped by the Islamic State (IS) in Libya 18 months ago, he told several crimes and aspects about the operation of that terrorist organization. Angola: Oil Incomes in January the Biggest in 16 Months http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9800&SEO=angola-oil-incomes-in-january-the-biggest-in-16-months 26 de febrero de 2017, 08:28Luanda, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) The Angolan oil incomes in January 2017 were reaching their highest top in 16 months, as reported by the Angolan Finance Ministry in a monthly report on the oil production. Delay and Treachery to Sabotage Peace Negotiations on Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9799&SEO=delay-and-treachery-to-sabotage-peace-negotiations-on-syria Damascus, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) The fourth round of peace negotiations for Syrian in Geneva, Switzerland, is once again the object of procrastination and perfidy of terrorism-sponsoring groups, reflected in weak political actions of the opposition and attacks and sabotage of armed extremists. President Zuma Asserts South Africa Not a Xenophobic Country http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9788&SEO=president-zuma-asserts-south-africa-not-a-xenophobic-country 25 de febrero de 2017, 14:05Pretoria, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) South Africa is not a xenophobic country and the human rights of all people are respected, President Jacob Zuma has asserted following violent incidents on Friday. Syrian Radio Station for Live Broadcast Record http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9780&SEO=syrian-radio-station-for-live-broadcast-record Damascus, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) Fuse FM Syria has started an 81-hour live program since the morning of today and try to set a record in the Guinness Book for the longest radio program in the world. Saudi Foreign Minister Seeks Iraq Rapprochement and Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9777&SEO=saudi-foreign-minister-seeks-iraq-rapprochement-and-cooperation Baghdad, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) Saudi Arabia''s Foreign Minister, Adel al-Jubeir, discussed today with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi ways to boost relations between the two nations, a step that would seek to counteract the country''s affinity with Iran. Rescue for Kidnapped German Archaeologists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9770&SEO=rescue-for-kidnapped-german-archaeologists 24 de febrero de 2017, 17:53Abuja, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) The kidnappers of two German archaeologists - who were digging in the ruins of a Nigerian culture - have demanded a US $ 200,000 ransom for the release of these two archaeologists. Iran Reaffirms That Palestinian Cause Remains a High Priority http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9750&SEO=iran-reaffirms-that-palestinian-cause-remains-a-high-priority 24 de febrero de 2017, 13:08Tehran Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) The Palestinian cause remains a high priority for Iran, stressed a senior cleric said today by expressing solidarity with the people days after an international conference to support the Intifada (Revolt) against Israel. 636 Million Euros Will Be Donated to the Lake Chad Basin http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9749&SEO=636-million-euros-will-be-donated-to-the-lake-chad-basin 24 de febrero de 2017, 13:02Oslo, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) A group of 14 countries pledged today at the Humanitarian Conference on Nigeria and Lake Chad to allocate 636 million euros in humanitarian aid to the population of the basin. Angolan Delegation Pays Tribute to Cuban War Veterans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9745&SEO=angolan-delegation-pays-tribute-to-cuban-war-veterans Havana, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) The Angolan minister and head of the Presidential Civil House, Manuel da Cruz, and the delegation accompanying him during his official visit to Cuba paid tribute to Cuban war veterans and internationalists here today. South Africa to Export Beef to China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9736&SEO=south-africa-to-export-beef-to-china 24 de febrero de 2017, 11:22Pretoria, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) South African smallholder farmers will have access to the Chinese market thanks to a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the Entry and Exit Animal Inspection and Quarantine between Pretoria and Beijing. At Least 136 Detainees in 24 Hours Due to Violence in Pretoria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9732&SEO=at-least-136-detainees-in-24-hours-due-to-violence-in-pretoria 24 de febrero de 2017, 10:50Pretoria, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) At least 136 persons were detained in the last 24 hours related to tensions between foreigners and nationals in this capital, South African Police Commissioner Kgomotso Phahlane said today. Cuban Viengsay Valdes Shares Experiences in US Ballet Contest http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9731&SEO=cuban-viengsay-valdes-shares-experiences-in-us-ballet-contest 24 de febrero de 2017, 10:48Havana, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Viengsay Valdes, a leading dancer of the National Ballet of Cuba (BNC), is sharing professional experiences with young participants in the semi-finals of the Youth American Grand Prix contest, in the United States. Venezuela Calls for Meeting of Foreign Ministers to Support Palestine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9713&SEO=venezuela-calls-for-meeting-of-foreign-ministers-to-support-palestine 23 de febrero de 2017, 17:59Caracas, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez said today that Venezuela, as temporary president of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), called for a meeting of foreign ministers to support the Palestinian people. Syrian Government and Opposition Call for Dialogue and Peace in UN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9711&SEO=syrian-government-and-opposition-call-for-dialogue-and-peace-in-un 23 de febrero de 2017, 17:34By Waldo Mendiluza Reconstruction Works in Syrian Gas Plant Started http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9701&SEO=reconstruction-works-in-syrian-gas-plant-started 23 de febrero de 2017, 15:29Damascus, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Ministry of Oil and Mineral Resources announced today that Syrian technical teams started the reconstruction work of the gas plant of Hayyan, in the central province of Homs. Nigerian Police Leads Case of Kidnapping of German Archaeologists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9698&SEO=nigerian-police-leads-case-of-kidnapping-of-german-archaeologists 23 de febrero de 2017, 15:20Abuja, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) The investigation of the kidnapping of two German archaeologists in central Nigeria began today with the deployment of Special Police Forces to search and rescue them. Cuba and Angola Consolidate Links in Public Health and Education http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9693&SEO=cuba-and-angola-consolidate-links-in-public-health-and-education 23 de febrero de 2017, 14:11Havana, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Manuel da Cruz, Angolan Minister of the Presidency, and the Vice President of the Cuban Council of Ministers, Ricardo Cabrisas expressed their desire to deepen the links between Cuba and Angola in the fields of public health and education. Putin: Thousands from Former Soviet Union Fighting in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9692&SEO=putin-thousands-from-former-soviet-union-fighting-in-syria Moscow, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin stated today that in Syria about 4,000 Russian citizens are fighting alongside the terrorist groups, plus another 5,000 from republics of the former Soviet Union. Iranian-Saudi Talks on Hajj Surrounded by Silence, Suspicion http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9688&SEO=iranian-saudi-talks-on-hajj-surrounded-by-silence-suspicion 23 de febrero de 2017, 12:15Riyadh, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Delegations from Saudi Arabia and Iran are holding a second day of negotiations to decide on the assistance of Muslims from the Persian country to the next Hajj procession, although under strict silence and obvious mutual mistrust. Geneva Holds New Inter-Syrian Round of Peace Talks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9686&SEO=geneva-holds-new-inter-syrian-round-of-peace-talks 23 de febrero de 2017, 12:09United Nations, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Syrian government and opposition delegations started today a new round of peace talks at the UN headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, after 10 months of the failure of the last attempt to end the conflict. Abu Dhabi Tour: Mark Cavendish Sprints to Opening Stage Win http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9683&SEO=abu-dhabi-tour-mark-cavendish-sprints-to-opening-stage-win Abu Dabi,Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Britain''s Mark Cavendish won the first stage of the Abu Dhabi Tour after a sprint to the line. NGOs Coordinate Actions to Assist Refugees in the Middle East http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9671&SEO=ngos-coordinate-actions-to-assist-refugees-in-the-middle-east 23 de febrero de 2017, 09:39Doha, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Middle East region accounts for six percent of the world''s population, but its refugees make up 50 percent of the world''s total, warned activists today after setting up a network to assist displaced people. Polisario Front Praises Strength of Political Prisoners in Morocco http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9658&SEO=polisario-front-praises-strength-of-political-prisoners-in-morocco 22 de febrero de 2017, 17:39Algiers, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) The Polisario Front (Popular Front for the Liberation of Saguia el-Hamra and Rio de Oro) praised the brave attitude of the 24 political prisoners of Gdeim Izig, imprisoned in Morocco since 2010, said today the Sahara Press Service. UN Calls for Pressing Actions on Famine Risk http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9656&SEO=un-calls-for-pressing-actions-on-famine-risk 22 de febrero de 2017, 16:49United Nations ,Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for a first-priority response from the international community to save over 20 million people threatened with famine in South Sudan, Yemen, Somalia and Nigeria. Iran Confirms End of All Sanctions for Nuclear Program http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9651&SEO=iran-confirms-end-of-all-sanctions-for-nuclear-program 22 de febrero de 2017, 16:03Tehran, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) Iran''s Vice Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi confirmed today that all sanctions imposed on Iran for its nuclear program were lifted one year after an agreement with six world powers came into effect. Pope Francis for Humanitarian Help for South Sudan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9647&SEO=pope-francis-for-humanitarian-help-for-south-sudan 22 de febrero de 2017, 15:53Rome, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis called for concrete actions for food support to South Sudan, to avoid the death of millions of people by hunger in that African country, among them a lot of children. South Africa's GDP to Grow 1.3% in 2017; More Investment Needed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9630&SEO=south-africas-gdp-to-grow-1.3-in-2017-more-investment-needed 22 de febrero de 2017, 11:31Pretoria, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of South Africa is forecast to grow 1.3% this year, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan told Parliament, warning that the projected growth rate is not sufficient to reduce unemployment or impact significantly on poverty and inequality. Israeli Prime Minister Visits Australia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9629&SEO=israeli-prime-minister-visits-australia Sydney, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu began an official visit to Australia today, preceded by calls for the government of this continent to officially recognize the Palestinian state. Economic Renovation and Growth, priorities in South Africa's Budget http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9623&SEO=economic-renovation-and-growth-priorities-in-south-africas-budget Pretoria, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) Industrialization, economic transformation, agricultural development, land reform and social improvement are priorities of South Africa''s new budget, presented by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan to the National Assembly. China Prepares BRICS 2017 Pre-summit Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9622&SEO=china-prepares-brics-2017-pre-summit-meeting Beijing, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) China is adding the finishing touches for the first meeting of representatives of BRICS member countries prior to the 9th summit to be held tomorrow in Nanjing, the capital of eastern Jiangsu Province. USA Prepares New Plan to Send Ground Troops to Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9619&SEO=usa-prepares-new-plan-to-send-ground-troops-to-syria Washington, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) US military command is preparing today a new plan to increase the military presence on Syrian territory, without the consent of Damascus authorities, to strengthen operations against the Islamic State (IS). Iran Encourages Palestinians Resistance against Israel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9618&SEO=iran-encourages-palestinians-resistance-against-israel Tehran, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) Presidents and members of parliaments from Arab and Islamic countries showed a strong solidarity with the Palestinian people that resists the occupation of Israel, after two days of debates in a conference that concludes today. Iraqi Troops Inflict New Setbacks on Terrorists in Mosul http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9584&SEO=iraqi-troops-inflict-new-setbacks-on-terrorists-in-mosul 21 de febrero de 2017, 15:18Baghdad, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) Iraqi government forces moved forward new villages in Mosul after taking Mosul airport in the last hours and defusing Islamic State terrorists (IE). Russia Exposes Unstoppable Arms Delivery to Syrian Terror Gangs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9577&SEO=russia-exposes-unstoppable-arms-delivery-to-syrian-terror-gangs 21 de febrero de 2017, 13:33Moscow, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu denounced today the unstoppable supply of weapons to armed terror groups in Syria and denounced NATO''s refusal to engage in any kind of dialogue with his country. Leo Messi Arrives in Egypt to Promote Fight Against Hepatitis C http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9576&SEO=leo-messi-arrives-in-egypt-to-promote-fight-against-hepatitis-c 21 de febrero de 2017, 13:29Cairo,Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) Barcelona superstar Leo Messi has jetted to Egypt on Tuesday as part of a domestic health campaign to fight Hepatitis C. Human Papilloma Virus Vaccine Administered in South Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9565&SEO=human-papilloma-virus-vaccine-administered-in-south-africa 21 de febrero de 2017, 10:27Pretoria, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) The Health Department of the South African North West province will shortly begin administering to school girls the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine free of charge. Legislator Blames Insurgency for Recession in Nigeria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9537&SEO=legislator-blames-insurgency-for-recession-in-nigeria 20 de febrero de 2017, 16:05Abuja, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) Speaker of the Nigerian House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara blamed insurgents in the Niger Delta state for the recession that affects the country today, he said. Iran Discovers Major Shale Oil Reserves http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9522&SEO=iran-discovers-major-shale-oil-reserves Tehran, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) The National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) posted on its website today that it has discovered major reserves of shale crude oil in western Lorestan province. Syrian Army Continues Offensive Against Terrorists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9515&SEO=syrian-army-continues-offensive-against-terrorists Damascus, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian army and allied militia have continued offensive operations in five provinces of the country against Islamic States groups, Daesh in Arab, and the once Al Nusra Front, reported military sources today. Egypt Launches New National Program to Treat Hepatitis C http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9514&SEO=egypt-launches-new-national-program-to-treat-hepatitis-c Cairo, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) Egyptian authorities have started a national program to fight Hepatitis C mainly focused on the detection and treatment of drug addicts rehabilitated with this affliction. Russia Delivers Humanitarian Aid to Syrian Province of Hama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9512&SEO=russia-delivers-humanitarian-aid-to-syrian-province-of-hama Damascus, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) Authorities in the central Syrian province of Hama have confirmed today the delivery of Russian humanitarian aid for about 20,000 residents of the Al Sqailbiyeh village. Tunisia Holds Tripartite Meeting on Libya http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9499&SEO=tunisia-holds-tripartite-meeting-on-libya Tunis, 19 Feb (Prensa Latina) Tunisia is hosting today a tripartite meeting with the presence of local authorities and counterparts from Algeria and Egypt, so as to tackle down recent progress for possible peaceful settlement on armed conflict in Libya. Bomb Blast Kills 35 People in Capital of Somalia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9498&SEO=bomb-blast-kills-35-people-in-capital-of-somalia Mogadishu, Feb 19 (Prensa Latina) At least 35 people have been killed and many wounded by the explosion of a truck-bomb in a central market of the city, informed the police. Saharawi President Urges UN to Take Over Settlement Plan in the Area http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9497&SEO=saharawi-president-urges-un-to-take-over-settlement-plan-in-the-area Algiers, Feb 19 (Prensa Latina) President of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) Brahim Gali, asked the UN Security Council (CS) to assume responsibility for implementing the settlement plan for the region, informed local television. Syrian Army Keeps On Operating in Five Local Regions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9492&SEO=syrian-army-keeps-on-operating-in-five-local-regions Damascus, Feb 19 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Army and allied militias kept on operating in five local provinces against the Front for Muslim Conquest of the Levant, formerly Al Nusra and the Islamic State, Daesh in Arabic, according to last-minute military reports. Nearly 8 Million Registered for Angolan Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9490&SEO=nearly-8-million-registered-for-angolan-elections Luanda, Feb 19 (Prensa Latina) About eight million possible voters are registered today for this year''s elections in Angola, announced here the administration Vice Minister Adao de Almeida. Terrorist Attacks Continue in Several Syrian Regions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9482&SEO=terrorist-attacks-continue-in-several-syrian-regions 18 de febrero de 2017, 12:56Damascus, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) Syria is experiencing another tumultuous weekend on Saturday, as terrorist groups continued attacking and sabotaging some areas of Aleppo, Deraa, Sweida and Homs provinces, military sources reported. Syria: Russia's Humanitarian Aid Distributed in Aleppo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9475&SEO=syria-russias-humanitarian-aid-distributed-in-aleppo Damascus, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) More than 18 tons of humanitarian aid, including toys, were distributed on Saturday in Aleppo by Russian representatives, in coordination with local authorities, Syrian media reported. IS Funds Decreased, Says British Research http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9468&SEO=is-funds-decreased-says-british-research London, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) The funds of terrorist group Islamic State (IS) decreased by half between 2015 and 2016, said a joint research published today by the King´s College of London and the consultant agency Ernst & Young. Smart Technology Helps South Africa Increase Fruit Production http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9465&SEO=smart-technology-helps-south-africa-increase-fruit-production Pretoria, 18 Feb (Prensa Latina) South Africa is applying the Fruitlook online application, that uses satellite technology, to help farmers in fruit producing areas of Western Cape estimate how much water their crops need, the official information service SA News reported. UN Condemns Lethal ISIS Attack in Baghdad http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9451&SEO=un-condemns-lethal-isis-attack-in-baghdad 17 de febrero de 2017, 15:29United Nations, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations condemned today a terrorist attack carried out Thursday by members of the Islamic State (ISIS) in Baghdad, capital of Iraq, a place in which 50 dead people and more than 60 injured were reported. Renewable Energy Creating Jobs in South Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9448&SEO=renewable-energy-creating-jobs-in-south-africa 17 de febrero de 2017, 14:49Pretoria, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) The creation of wind farms and other renewable energy projects is creating jobs in South Africa, the SA News service reports. Landmine Kills 4 Cameroonian Soldiers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9446&SEO=landmine-kills-4-cameroonian-soldiers 17 de febrero de 2017, 12:44Yaundé,Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Four Cameroonian soldiers have been killed and several others injured in a landmine explosion in the country''s Far North region, military sources told Anadolu Agency on Friday. Palestine Calls for Global Efforts to End Israeli Occupation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9443&SEO=palestine-calls-for-global-efforts-to-end-israeli-occupation United Nations, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Palestinian Ambassador to the United Nations, Riyad Mansour, today called for a global mobilization at all levels of society to end the Israeli occupation this year. Tour of Oman: Kristoff Victorious on Stage 4 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9439&SEO=tour-of-oman-kristoff-victorious-on-stage-4 Mascate, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Katusha-Alpecin''s Alexander Kristoff took his second stage win of the 2017 Tour of Oman as he managed to stay in contention over three tough climbs in the final 45km to out-sprint Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain-Merida) and Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing). Hundreds of Immigrants Enter Spain From Morocco http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9434&SEO=hundreds-of-immigrants-enter-spain-from-morocco Madrid, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) About 500 immigrants has entered Spain today after jumping the high fence that separates Morocco from the autonomous city of Ceuta, one of the two enclaves of this country in northern Africa. Russia-U.S. Ties, a Story to Be Told http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9431&SEO=russia-u.s.-ties-a-story-to-be-told Por Antonio RondónMoscow (Prensa Latina) Relations between the United States and Russia are a blank sheet on which there is a lot to be told with Donald Trump in the White House and clear signs of business as usual in the case of Moscow. Sara al-Suhaimi, First Woman to Chair Saudi Stock Exchange http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9428&SEO=sara-al-suhaimi-first-woman-to-chair-saudi-stock-exchange 17 de febrero de 2017, 10:22Riyadh, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) The Board of Directors of Saudi Stock Exchange appointed today economist Sara al-Suhaimi as head of this institution, the first woman to lead it since 2007 when it started operations. South Africa Bracing to Face Dineo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9427&SEO=south-africa-bracing-to-face-dineo Pretoria, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) South Africa is bracing itself to cope with tropical cyclone Dineo which made landfall last night in Inhambane, southern Mozambique, is heading to hit South African territory. G20 Foreign Ministers Discuss Development and Peacekeeping http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9423&SEO=g20-foreign-ministers-discuss-development-and-peacekeeping Bonn, Germany, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) G20 Foreign Ministers Meeting will end today after two days of sessions which focused on sustainable development and global conflicts. UN Officials Assess Situation in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9422&SEO=un-officials-assess-situation-in-syria 17 de febrero de 2017, 08:37Damascus, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Executives from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) assessed in Damascus to increase support and respond to the needs on the issue in Syria, mass media reports today. Sides in Conflict in Libya Take Steps for Possible Direct Talks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9412&SEO=sides-in-conflict-in-libya-take-steps-for-possible-direct-talks 16 de febrero de 2017, 18:34Cairo, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Members of the Libyan High Council of State agreed to meet in Cairo, without intermediaries, with representatives for the rival Parliament in Tobruk to progress in a possible political agreement on the civil conflict in Libya. Russian and US Top-Ranking Military Officers Meet in Azerbaijan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9409&SEO=russian-and-us-top-ranking-military-officers-meet-in-azerbaijan 16 de febrero de 2017, 18:24Moscow, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Chief of Staff, Army General Valeri Guerasimov, and the US Joint Chief of Staff, General Joseph Danford debated in Baku, Azerbaijan, the Ministry of Defense reported today. Cuba Rejects Israeli Threats Over Two-State Solution http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9405&SEO=cuba-rejects-israeli-threats-over-two-state-solution United Nations, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has voiced today its concern at the United Nations over the negative impact of Israel''s aggressiveness on the two-state solution to the conflict with Palestine. Palestine Reiterates Support for Two-States Solution at UN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9404&SEO=palestine-reiterates-support-for-two-states-solution-at-un 16 de febrero de 2017, 17:02United Nations, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Riyad Mansour, Palestine Ambassador to the United Nations, said today that the occupied Arab people remain committed to the solution of the two States, even when Israel seems determined to make it disappear. Terrorist Attacks in Bagdad Leave a Score of Dead http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9396&SEO=terrorist-attacks-in-bagdad-leave-a-score-of-dead 16 de febrero de 2017, 15:48Baghdad, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) A car bomb burst in Baghdad and left over 15 dead in Baya neighborhood, in the city''s southern section, that has been hit by violence for the third day in a row. Iran Calls Israel 'Biggest Threat' to World Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9389&SEO=iran-calls-israel-biggest-threat-to-world-peace Tehran, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi stated today that Israel''s atomic program poses a threat to regional and world peace. Turkish Troops Bomb Al Bad City http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9388&SEO=turkish-troops-bomb-al-bad-city Damascus, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Turkish troops attacked the town of Al Bab in northern Aleppo province, killing at least 24 people, including 11 children and eight women, according to media reports in Damascus. Uncertainty at G-20 Meeting Due to New US Diplomacy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9386&SEO=uncertainty-at-g-20-meeting-due-to-new-us-diplomacy Berlin, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) G-20 Group meeting of foreign ministers shows today a growing uncertainty about US diplomacy and its influence on fundamental economic issues. Frenchmen Outraged at 13-N Terror Attack Film Project http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9382&SEO=frenchmen-outraged-at-13-n-terror-attack-film-project Paris, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Many French people, including victims of the attacks, are now showing their outrage at the Hollywood project of producing a film about the terrorist attacks on November 13, 2015 in this capital. USA Plans to Send More Combat Units to Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9375&SEO=usa-plans-to-send-more-combat-units-to-syria Washington, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The United States plans to send hundreds of troops from its armed forces to Syria, without the consent of the authorities in Damascus, to combat the Islamic State (EI), reported the Military Times. Cuban Hotels Among Best All-Inclusive Resorts of the Caribbean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9373&SEO=cuban-hotels-among-best-all-inclusive-resorts-of-the-caribbean Varadero, Cuba, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Two hotels in this resort, the largest and most important in Cuba, stand out today in the All-Inclusive Resorts in the Caribbean region, a prestigious website specializing in tourism reported. Angola-Brazil-US, Underwater Cable Makes Progress http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9372&SEO=angola-brazil-us-underwater-cable-makes-progress Luanda, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The works of submarine fiber optic cable that will join Angola, Brazil and the United States are now 46 percent execution, reported the company in charged in a communique. South Africa Sets National Minimum Wage by Law http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9369&SEO=south-africa-sets-national-minimum-wage-by-law Pretoria, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The South African administration of President Jacob Zuma has applauded today all social partners at the National Economic Development and Labour Council on the historic agreement on the introduction of a national minimum wage. South Africa Highlights Job Increase http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9367&SEO=south-africa-highlights-job-increase 16 de febrero de 2017, 09:54Pretoria, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The South African Government has highlighted today an increase in jobs in the fourth quarter, saying unemployment remains a top priority, SA News reports. Russia Denies French Accusation vs. Syria for Using Chemical Weapon http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9366&SEO=russia-denies-french-accusation-vs.-syria-for-using-chemical-weapon Moscow, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Russia has rejected the accusation made by France against the Syrian government for the alleged use of chemical weapons during the current conflict in the Levantine country. Syrian President Denounces Western Support for Terrorist Groups http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9365&SEO=syrian-president-denounces-western-support-for-terrorist-groups Paris, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has denounced the support given by Western nations, including France, to terrorist groups operating in his country in an interview with Gallic media published today. Meeting in Astana Seeks Mechanism to Regulate Truce in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9363&SEO=meeting-in-astana-seeks-mechanism-to-regulate-truce-in-syria Astana, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of Russia, Turkey, and Iran, along with heads of armed groups and officials of the Syrian government, are today seeking to reconcile a regime to control the cessation of hostilities and measures to punish offenders. Iranian President Ends Official Visit to Oman http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9336&SEO=iranian-president-ends-official-visit-to-oman Tehran, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Hasan Rohani, today concluded his one-day official visit to the Sultanate of Oman, where he discussed issues of interest between the two states, reported the Iranian news agency IRNA. Russia Rejects French Accusation of Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9327&SEO=russia-rejects-french-accusation-of-use-of-chemical-weapons-in-syria Moscow, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) Russia has rejected the French allegation that Syria is using chemical weapons. Syrian President: 'The Future is Decided by the People Themselves' http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9324&SEO=syrian-president-the-future-is-decided-by-the-people-themselves Damasco, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said today in a meeting with religious groups that any step linked to the future of the country is decided only by its own people. Tennis- Qatar Open Women's Singles Results http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9323&SEO=tennis-qatar-open-womens-singles-results Doha, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) Puertorrican tennis player Mónica Puig advanced to quarte finals at the Qatar Open after winning over German Laura Siegemund and Yulia Putintseva, in that order. Astronomers Propose a Cell Phone Search for Galactic Fast Radio Burst http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9322&SEO=astronomers-propose-a-cell-phone-search-for-galactic-fast-radio-burst 15 de febrero de 2017, 12:02London,Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) Fast radio bursts (FRBs) are brief spurts of radio emission, lasting just one-thousandth of a second, whose origins are mysterious. Syrian Opposition and Government Hold New Talks on Conflict Solution http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9311&SEO=syrian-opposition-and-government-hold-new-talks-on-conflict-solution Astana, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) Delegates from the Syrian government and the armed opposition have confirmed today their presence in the second round of talks in this capital to finding negotiated solution to the conflict. Angola Regains African Leadership in Oil Production http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9309&SEO=angola-regains-african-leadership-in-oil-production Luanda, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) Angola has regained the African leadership in oil production, according to a report by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) the press highlights today. Terrorist Attack Kills 3, Injures 10 in Baghdad, Iraq http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9297&SEO=terrorist-attack-kills-3-injures-10-in-baghdad-iraq 14 de febrero de 2017, 16:46Baghdad, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Three people were killed and 10 injured in a car bomb blast in the southwest of this capital today, said security sources. First Sommelier Cuban Woman Writes About Her Impressions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9292&SEO=first-sommelier-cuban-woman-writes-about-her-impressions Havana, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) The first Cuban sommelier woman, presents her impressions of this work in a text that appears today at the 26th International Book Fair 2017, based in the Morro-Cabaña tourist complex of this city. Syrian Army Retakes Major Gas Plant in Homs Province http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9291&SEO=syrian-army-retakes-major-gas-plant-in-homs-province 14 de febrero de 2017, 13:03Damascus, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Syrian army units and allied militias resumed control of the major oil and gas plant in Hayyan, located in the eastern central province of Homs, 160 kilometers north of Damascus.