Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Some 1.4 Million Children in Africa and Yemen at the Brink of Death 28 de marzo de 2017, 11:40Nairobi, 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 08 de marzo de 2017, 13:10Berlín,Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) Germany is among the main targets 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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% 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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. 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 26 de febrero de 2017, 10:57Abuja, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) Nigerian security officers freed Russia Condemned Bloody Terror Attacks in Homs,Syria 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 23 de febrero de 2017, 17:34By Waldo Mendiluza 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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' 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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. Two Human Traffickers and 97 Migrants Arrested in Turkey Istanbul, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) The Gendarmerie in Turkey arrested today in a traffic control two suspected human traffickers who were traveling with 97 undocumented migrants in the West Edirne province, near the border with Greece. Alexander Kristoff Wins 2017 Tour of Oman Opener Mascate, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Norweian Alexander Kristoff, del equipo Katusha-Alpecin, won today the first stage of the Tour of Oman that had 176.5 kilometers between the cities of Sawadi Beach and Naseem Park. Syria Issues Documents on Armed Extremists Crimes Damascus, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Justice Minister, Najem Hamad Al-Ahmad announced today the creation of a commission to provide evidence for the crimes committed by armed terror groups, especially in the Aleppo province. SA, France Advancing Trade, Economic Relations Pretoria, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) South Africa and France have agreed to enhance trade and economic relations, particularly in manufacturing and ship building, SA News reports Tuesday. SA, USA Committed to Strengthening Relations Pretoria, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) - President Jacob Zuma and his United States counterpart, Donald Trump, have reaffirmed their commitment to strengthening the already strong bilateral relations between the two countries. Syria Readies to Exchange Kidnapped People at Hands of Extremists 14 de febrero de 2017, 08:54Damascus, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) The government of the Syrian Arab Republic has announced the readiness to exchange the military and civil kidnappings that are in the hands of terrorist groups, according to statements released today in Damascus. Angola's Second Largest Diamond Found Luanda, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Australian diamond company Lucapa announced the discovery of the second largest diamond in Angola''s history, the press reports today. Iraqi Shiite Militias Kill 70 Terrorists in West Mosul 13 de febrero de 2017, 18:11Baghdad, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) The pro-Government Shiite Militias People''s Mobilization Forces reported today that more than 70 terrorists, members of the Islamic State (IS), had been killed during two combats in the west of the Iraqi northern city of Mosul. Russian Military Police Sent to Syria 13 de febrero de 2017, 17:39Moscow, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) An Ingushetia-formed military police batallion was sent to Syria to protect both Russian air force and members of the Reconciliation Center settled in that region. Cuba-Iran Intergovernmental Commission Held in Havana Havana, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) The Cuba-Iran Intergovernmental Commission will be holding from today to February 15th, with the presence of about 30 Iranian officials and businessmen, the Cuban Foreign Ministry said. African Union Urges Talks as Tensions Rise in Cameroon 13 de febrero de 2017, 12:46Yaundé, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina)The African Union (AU) is calling for dialogue in Cameroon, which has been rocked by strikes and protests in its English-speaking regions. 19th Edition of the Habano Festival Starts Feb 27 Havana, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) With the 19th Edition of the Habano Festival this month in the Cuban capital, Cuba''s quality products industry marks a very lucrative road, with many fans from all over the world. Rajoy Denies Mediator Role Between Latin America and Donald Trump Madrid, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy denied today he did not offer Donald Trump to be a mediator between the United States and Latin America during a recent telephone conversation with the US president. António Guterres Defends a Multipolar World at Dubai Summit Abu Dhabi, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary-General António Guterres defended the existence of a multipolar planet today in Dubai at the Fifth World Summit of Governments. Consortium Wants to Invest US $ 10 Billion in Luanda 13 de febrero de 2017, 06:00Luanda, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) The international consortium Corona Real wants to invest some 10 billion dollars in the railway and energy infrastructure currently underway in the Angolan capital. Russia and Iran Key Role in Fighting IS, Says Former Pakistani FM Islamabad, Feb 12 (Prensa Latina) ''Pakistan must call on Russia and Iran to cooperate to fight the growing threat of the terrorist group Islamic State (IS) in the region,'' said former Foreign Secretary Najmuddin A. Shaikh today. Terrorists Attack Oil Refinery in Homs, Syria Damascus, Feb 11 (Prensa Latina) The refinery of the Syrian central city of Homs was the target today of a rocket attack by terrorist groups, operating from al-Hula region in that province, military sources reported. UN: Violence in South Sudan Leaves 6.6 Million Displaced 10 de febrero de 2017, 17:34United Nations, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations High Committee for Refugees (UNHCR) warned today that the conflict in South Sudan is resulting in 3.6 million of displaced since its eruption in December 2013. More than 17 Million Yemenis with No Food 10 de febrero de 2017, 17:03United Nations, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) United Nations agencies warned Friday that more than 17 million Yemeni citizens are finding very hard to get food in a scenery propitiated by the conflict in Yemen. Trump Rejects Court Decision Against His Executive Orders Washington, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump described the unanimous decision of three judges of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to maintain the suspension of his immigration decree as embarrassing. SA Farmers Warned over Fall Army Worm 10 de febrero de 2017, 10:46Pretoria, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) The South African authorities has warned local farmers in Guateng over the Fall Army Worm (FAW), so they can get help on time. Syrian President Highlights US Role on Terrorism Damascus, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) Syrian President, Bashar al-Assad, stressed that the spread of terrorism has begun to decline due to the role played by Russia and never by the international coalition led by the United States, in an interview with Yahoo News, released today in Damascus. Zuma: Radical Socio-Economic Transformation in South Africa 09 de febrero de 2017, 17:12Pretoria, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) South African President Jacob Zuma stated today that the radical socio-economic transformation to all citizens will be his top-priority issue for immediate future. Syrian Parliament Assesses Energy Crisis and Foresees Solutions 09 de febrero de 2017, 17:01Damascus, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resourses, Ali Ghanem accounted for the present energy crisis and some possible solutions. Iranian Military Power Is Devoted to National Defense, Says Presiden 09 de febrero de 2017, 17:00Tehran, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani highlighted today that the military power of his country was devoted to national defense and its purpose is to facilitate relations between this and other States. Terrorist Attack Kills 3 in Homs, Syria 09 de febrero de 2017, 14:14Damascus, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) A terrorist attack killed three people and wounded two others in Al Zahra neighborhood in the city of Homs, about 162 km North of Damascus, authorities informed. Russia, Turkey to Investigate Death of Turkish Military in Syria 09 de febrero de 2017, 12:26Moscow, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) Russia and Turkey will jointly investigate the deaths of three Turkish military personnel in the Syrian city of El-Bab, as a result of a mistake by the Russian air force,in an opÿration to eliminate targets of the terrorist Islamic State (ISIS). MONUSCO Chief: Elections are the UN Priority in Congo 09 de febrero de 2017, 10:46Kinshasa, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) The head of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Maman Sidikou, stated that holding of elections here is a priority for the multilateral organization today. Venezuela, Saudi Arabia Review Oil Cooperation Agenda Caracas, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez met today with her Saudi Arabia counterpart, Adel Al Jubeir, to review the oil cooperation agenda between the two nations. Russia and the USA Discuss Cooperation to Prevent Incidents in Syria Moscow, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) The Russian-American high-level task force to comply with the memorandum on how to avoid air incidents on Syrian soil held today a video conference on cooperation in that area. About 52,000 Sudanese Flee From the War to Uganda Juba, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) About 52,000 Sudanese fled to Uganda last January for fear of the armed conflict that this African nation has been suffering for four years, the Sudan Tribune newspaper reported today. UN and Humanitarian Partners Call for Resources to Help Yemenis United Nations, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) UN and its humanitarian partners requested today 2.1 billion dollars to assist about 12 million Yemenis in urgent need this year. Syrian President Holds Meeting with Russian Parliamentarians 08 de febrero de 2017, 12:03Damascus, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said today that the situation is moving in the direction his country and Russia want in a meeting with parliamentarians from that nation. Syria Rejects Amnesty International Report on Executions 08 de febrero de 2017, 11:51Damascus, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Ministry of Justice described as false and unfounded a report by Amnesty Internation on alleged executions in Sednaya prison in a statement issued today in Damascus. Trump Asks for Immigration Veto on the Grounds of National Security Washington, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump called today on the appeals court to maintain his executive order banning travel from seven Muslim-majority countries on the grounds of national security. Mahmoud Abbas Rejects Israeli Colonization in Palestinian Territories Paris, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, has reaffirmed in France today the rejection of Israel''s colonization process, which he considered a threat for the bilateral understanding. UN: Humanitarian Situation Improves in Eastern Mosul 07 de febrero de 2017, 17:17United Nations, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) The humanitarian situation improves in the oriental part of the Iraqi city of Mosul, after the expulsion of the Islamic State (EI), assured today the agency of the UN entrusted to attend the victims of conflicts and disasters. António Guterres Rebuffed Israeli Act on Palestine-Occupied Territory 07 de febrero de 2017, 16:15United Nations, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary-General António Guterres rebuffed the Israeli Parliament´s Act regarding the colonization of the occupied Palestinian territories. Cuban Professors Who Concluded Mission in Angola Honored 07 de febrero de 2017, 16:03Luanda, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) A group of 22 Cuban professors who have concluded mission in Angola were honored by government authorities and of the Polytechnic School of Bie, in the center of the country. Islamic State Loses Ground but Remains Being A Threat 07 de febrero de 2017, 15:09United Nations, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) The UN Deputy Secretary General for Political Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman, warned today that the Islamic State (IS) looses territories, and military and financial capacity, but continues to be a terrorist threat. Mother of Murdered Backpacker Condemns Trump 07 de febrero de 2017, 13:12London,Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) The mother of a woman who was stabbed to death in an Australia, backpackers hostel last year has publicly condemned US President Donald Trump for including her on a White House list of terror attacks. Nigeria Security Forces Thwart Terrorist Group Attack Abuja, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) An alleged attack by the Boko Haram terrorist group was frustrated today following the intervention of the Security and Civil Defense agents of Nigeria (NSCDC) in the northeastern state of Borno. FIFA Extends Ban on Top Nigerian Officials Abuja,Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) FIFA today informed it had extended a ban on five Nigerian officials who have been involved in a leadership battle for control of the game in Nigeria. Paris Condemns Israeli Decision to Legalize Housing in West Bank Paris, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault condemned today the adoption of a law in the Israeli Parliament aimed at endorsing thousands of houses built on Palestinian land in the West Bank. UN Role in Syria is Partial, Bashar al-Assad Says Damascus, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) UN role in Syria is no longer neutral and is now partial due to the influence of the United States, France and the United Kingdom, President Bashar al-Assad said in an interview with Belgian media released in Damascus today. Congolese Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Fishing Visits Cuba 06 de febrero de 2017, 18:08Havana, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Fishing of the Republic of Congo, Henri Djombo, is starting today a working visit to Cuba, the Cuban Foreign Ministry reported today Iran to Study Sanctions against US Individuals and Comanies 06 de febrero de 2017, 16:46Tehran, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) Spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry Bahram Qassemi said today that his country would study a sanction plan against several US individuals and companies, as a response to recent measures adopted by Washington. Syrian President Meets with Belgian Parliamentarians 06 de febrero de 2017, 16:08Damascus, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad met today with a Belgian parliamentary delegation led by Filip Dewinter, in which they agreed upon the need to hold terrorist actions back. Five African Countries to Set Up Anti Terrorist International Force Bamako,Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) Politicians from the Group of Five in the African Sahel(Mali, Níger, Chad, Mauritania and Burkina Faso), are studing the posibility of creating a multinational anti terrorist force. Greek Minister Denies Refugees are on Hunger Strike 06 de febrero de 2017, 12:28Athens, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) Greek Migration Minister Yannis Muzalas denied today the existence of an alleged hunger strike that hundreds of refugees are carring out in the south of the capital calling for better living conditions. UN Calls for Eradicating Female Genital Mutilation 06 de febrero de 2017, 11:32United Nations, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) During the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation, UN entities and senior officials called today for the eradication of a scourge that affects about 200 million women and girls. More Than 20 Thousand Displaced Persons Return to Quneitra,Syria 06 de febrero de 2017, 11:26Damascus, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) Governor of Quneitra Ahmad Sheikh Abdul Qader announced the gradual return to their homes of 25 000 residents of the Syrian province, about 70 kilometers southwest of Damascus. Syria Loses 65 % of its Gas Production 06 de febrero de 2017, 10:55Damascus, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) Syria has lost 65 percent of its gas production due to the attacks of the Islamic State, Daesh, against its deposits in Homs province, according to estimates of the government authorities. Russia, Iran and Turkey Return to the Issue of Syria in Astana Astana, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) Russia, Turkey and Iran, meeting in this capital in the joint working group for Syria, along with UN and Jordan delegates, returned to negotiations on a solution to the conflict in the Levantine country today. Egypt Purchases Great Amounts of Natural Gas Cayro, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) Egypt has signed a one billion dollar deal with three international companies, from Russia, France and Oman, to purchase 45 shipment of liquefied natural gas (LNG) that will be delivered in March. Terrorist Sabotaged Gas Pipeline near Damascus Reopened 06 de febrero de 2017, 00:20Damascus, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) The gas pipeline that cuts through the Syrian region of Jeroud which had been sabotaged by terrorists was repaired and began supplying the power plant of Al-Nassiriyah, in Damascus Countryside. Three Soldiers Killed in Attacks in Western Iraq Bagdad, Feb 5 (Prensa Latina) Three Iraqi soldiers were killed and ten members of the security forces were injured today in three attacks perpetrated in the western province of Diyala, security sources said. China to Deliver 16 Million Dollars in Aid to Syria Damascus, Feb 5 (Prensa Latina) Syria and China signed two cooperation agreements worth 16 million dollars to provide humanitarian aid and reactivate other ties in economic sectors, official sources confirmed in Damascus today. Iran to Grant Visas to U.S. Wrestlers Tehran, Feb 5 (Prensa Latina) Iran will grant visas to U.S. wrestlers who will participate in an international competition, after a federal judge in Seattle suspended the ban on citizens from seven Muslim countries to enter U.S. territory. Syria: Terrorists Sabotage Gas Pipe that Feeds Power Plant 05 de febrero de 2017, 10:00Damascus, Feb 5 (Prensa Latina) Terrorists sabotaged the gas pipe that feeds the power plant of Al Nasseriye, some 100 kilometers northeast of Damascus, sources from the sector confirmed today. Somali Children Severely Affected by Drought Mogadishu, Feb 5 (Prensa Latina) Somalia's current food plight is extremely serious, as reported by special sources stressing the poor nutritional status of Somali children and the possibility that a famine is coming. Islamic State on Retreat Sets Fire on Hayyan's Syrian Oil, gas fields 04 de febrero de 2017, 11:33Damascus, Feb 4 (Prensa Latina) The Islamic State, Daesh by its acronym in Arab, set fire to the Hayyan oil and gas plant in the central Syrian province of Homs before withdrawing for the Army offensive, noted the press reports. Angola Ennobles Armed Strugglers´ Example 04 de febrero de 2017, 11:02Luanda, Feb 4 (Prensa Latina) Angola praised today nationalist machete-armed strugglers´ example against Portuguese colonialism, on February 4, 1961. Negotiations Close to Damascus Prevent Output of Rebels Damascus, Feb 4 (Prensa Latina) The armed groups and civilians from the region of East Gutta, close to the capital, will be able to get out by habilitated humanitarian corridors, starting today, for 10 consecutive days, military sources revealed Friday. Erdogan and Putin to Meet to Strengthen Bilateral Ties Ankara, 4 Feb (PL) Presidents Recep Tayyip Erdogan (Turkey) and Vladimir Putin (Russia), are to be met in forthcoming weeks to state new cooperation agreements, according to the public announcement today. 100 Thousand Visas Revoked After US Order on Immigration 03 de febrero de 2017, 15:31Washington, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) Over 100,000 visas have been revoked by US authorities as a result of an executive order that prevents citizens of seven mostly Muslim countries from entering the United States, the Washington Post reported today. US Imposes Sanctions On Iran Washington, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) The United States government imposed sanctions on Iran today in response to a missile test carried out by the Persian country five days ago. Russian Bombers Destroy Islamic State Weapons, Ammo Storages in Syria 03 de febrero de 2017, 13:24Moscow, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) Russia today destroyed weapons storages beloging to the Islamic State with its super bombers TU-22M3 near the town Al Mayadin,in the northern province of Deir Ez-Zor. Iran to Deny Visas to US Wrestlers for World Cup Tehran, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) Iran announced today that it will deny visas to US wrestlers to the World Cup in retaliation for US President Donald Trump''s decision to veto the nation''s entry of citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries. MPLA Presidential Candidate Said He is Ready to Govern Angola 03 de febrero de 2017, 12:16Luanda. Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) Presidential candidate for the ruling Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), Joao Lourenzo, expressed today that he is ready to govern the country and to head it to the consolidation of democracy and development. Cuban Vice President Attend Act for Heroes' Day in Mozambique 03 de febrero de 2017, 11:36Maputo, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) Vice President of the Cuban Council of State, Salvador Valdes Mesa, has participated today on an invitation by Mozambican President, Filipe Nyusi, at the official ceremony for Heroes'' Day. Hollande Salutes The Bravery of Soldiers Against Attacker in Louvre 03 de febrero de 2017, 11:31Paris, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) French President François Hollande welcomed today the courage and determination of the military and police who managed to neutralize an attacker at the entrance to the Parisian museum of the Louvre. USA President Insists on Pressures on Iran Washington, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) The US president, Donald Trump considered today that ''Iran is playing with Fire'' amid bilateral contradictions after the test of a missile carried out by the Persian nation five days ago. Joao Lourenzo to Be Presidential Candidate of the Angolan MPLA Luanda, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) The vice president of the ruling Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), Joao Lourenzo, today became the presidential candidate for the general elections this year. Bangladesh Advocates for Palestinian State, Denounces Israel Dhaka, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) The creation of a Palestinian state is now an international demand, said the government of Bangladesh, which reaffirmed its full support for the struggle of that people and condemned the Israeli occupation. Mozambican President Welcomes Cuban Vice President 02 de febrero de 2017, 17:53Maputo, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) Mozambican President Felipe Nyusi welcomed today Cuban State Council Vice President Salvador Valdes Mesa, with whom he held a friendly meeting in this capital. UN Envoy: ISIS Caliphate Days in Iraq are Numbered United Nations, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) The UN representative in Iraq, Jan Kubis, stated at the Security Council today that the days of the caliphate of the Islamic State (ISIS) in that country are numbered, due to the advance of the governmental offensive. Gambian President Orders Reorganization of Security Service Dakar, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) The President of Gambia, Adama Barrow, ordered today new reforms in the functions of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), including change of name by the name of Service of Intelligence of the State. Cuban Vice-President Salvador Valdés Mesa Arrives in Mozambique Maputo, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) Vice President of the Cuban Council of State Salvador Valdés Mesa arrived in Mozambique this afternoon from South Africa on a tour that also included Ethiopia. Syria Denounces at UN Aggressions Made by Turkey 02 de febrero de 2017, 12:38Damascus, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Foreign Ministry sent today messages to the Secretary-General of the United Nations and the Security Council, condemning the continuing Turkish aggression against the Syrian people and national sovereignty. Cuba, South Africa Ratify Excellent Level of Relations By Deisy Francis Mexidor Syrian Army Takes Control of Large Area East of Aleppo Damascus, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian army and allied militias control more than 30 villages and several strategic heights in the eastern Aleppo countryside following fierce battles with members of the Islamic state, Daesh, for its acronym in Arabic, according to military sources. Iranian Govt Responds to Trump´s Rigid Measures 01 de febrero de 2017, 17:21Tehran, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohamad Yavad Zarif stated today that Iran will apply reciprocity to the recent measures issued by the United States regarding the denial of visas to citizens of Muslim countries. Guterres Committed with Conflicts in Syria and South Sudan 01 de febrero de 2017, 16:39United Nations, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres assured Wednesday that he is committed with the political solution of the conflicts in Syria and South Sudan, responsible for thousands of dead people and millions of displaced. Passports of 300 Jihadi Suspects Are Cancelled In the Netherlands 01 de febrero de 2017, 12:58Ámsterdam, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina)Some 300 Dutch nationals have had their passports cancelled since autumn 2014, the Dutch counter terrorism chief Dick Schoof said today. Reconciliation Seen in Areas Near Damascus 01 de febrero de 2017, 11:53Damascus, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) The reconciliation process is advancing in the Wadi Baradá area, about 20 kilometers north of Damascus, wheere more than 50 people handed in their weapons and accepted a recent amnesty law. USA Not Complaying with Human Rights Obligations, Says United Nations 01 de febrero de 2017, 11:49United Nations, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) UN experts warned today that President Donald Trump''s executive order to veto the entry of Muslims from various countries is affecting Washington''s human rights obligations. Spain Deplores New Israeli Settlements in Palestinian Lands 01 de febrero de 2017, 11:42Madrid, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) Spain today condemned Israel''s decision to authorize the construction of three thousand houses for settlements in the Palestinian territories under Zionist occupation. Israel to Build 3 000 New Homes on Palestinian Land Tel Aviv, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) Israel will build three thousand new homes on occupied Palestinian land, surpassing the 5 700 approved since US President Donald Trump took office on January 20. Cuban Vice President in South Africa to Strengthen Relations Johannesburg, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s Vice President Salvador Valdes Mesa is in South Africa on an official two-day visit aimed at strengthening relations, in his current Africa tour that began in Ethiopia and will wind up in Mozambique. Odebrecht Bribery Scandal Unleashes Probe in Mozambique 31 de enero de 2017, 16:28Maputo, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) Illegal acts by the Brazilian company Odebrecht are investigated currently in Mozambique, due to supposed bribes to public servants for the awarding of contracts for construction works at Nacala airport in the northern area of the country. Cuban Vice-President Salvador Valdés Arrived in South Africa 31 de enero de 2017, 15:39Johannesburg, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) The vice-president of the Cuban Council of State Salvador Valdés Mesa arrived in South Africa today for a two-day official visit, the second stop of a trip that included Ethiopia and will conclude in Mozambique. African Union Summit Succesfully Ends in Ethiopia 31 de enero de 2017, 11:04Addis Ababa, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) The 28th Summit of the African Union (AU) concluded today its sessions at the organization''s headquarters in this capital, after more than a week of work and tense negotiations on key aspects of the organization. Syria Plans Strategy Against Crisis, says PM Damascus, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian government has adopted a strategy to overcome the difficulties and ensure the production process and guarantee the electricity and oil products, said Prime Minister Imad Khamis. African Union Approves Resolution Condemning Blockade on Cuba By Roberto Garcia Hernandez Addis Ababa, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) The 28th African Union (AU) Summit has approved a resolution today calling for the lifting of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States on Cuba more than 50 years. Portugal Suggests Angola to Enter Science-and-Technology Event 30 de enero de 2017, 16:55Luanda, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) The Portuguese minister of Science Technology and Higher Education, Manuel Heitor, suggested today that Angola participated in the initiative on scientific and technological cooperation for the Atlantic. Iranian Director to Skip Oscar Awards to Protest Trump's Ban 30 de enero de 2017, 15:17Tehran, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, an Oscar nominee for his film The Salesman, declined today to attend the awards ceremony as he considers unfair the United States President Donald Trump''s policy for Muslim migrants. Russian Bombers Destroy Terrorist Targets in Syria Moscow, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) Russia destroyed today two police command, store of weapons, personnel and combat techniques of the Islamic State (EI) terrorist movement with six TU-22M3 bombers in the Syrian province of Deir Ez-Zor. Puerto Rico's Governor Rejects Exclusion of Foreigners by Trump 30 de enero de 2017, 13:07San Juan, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) Puerto Rico''s governor, Ricardo Rossello, rejected U.S. President Donald Trump''s decision to suspend the entry of citizens from seven countries of Africa and the Middle East. OIC Concerned Of U.S. Restrictions on Entry of Citizens of 7 Members 30 de enero de 2017, 12:29Riad, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) today expressed ''grave concern'' at an executive order signed by the U.S. president banning nationals of seven OIC member states from entering the United States. International Forum on Sustainable Use of Water in South Africa Pretoria, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) A sustainable supply of water is essential today to reach global targets like poverty reduction and protection of the planet, warned experts at an international forum being held at Cape City in South Africa. France Condemns Terrorist Attack in Quebec 30 de enero de 2017, 11:04Paris, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) President François Hollande has condemned today the terrorist attack in the Canadian city of Quebec, which he described as an odious action. Cuba Reiterates Solidarity with Africa at AU Summit Addis Ababa, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Vice President Salvador Valdes Mesa has reiterated today his unflagging friendship and solidarity with Africa, after speaking to the plenary session of heads of State and Government during the 28th Summit of the African Union (AU). 28th African Union Summit Inaugurated in Ethiopia Addis Ababa, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) The President of the African Union (AU) Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, officially opened the sessions of the 28th African Union (AU) Summit at the organization''s headquarters in this capital today. War Exercises in Angola for No Army to Reach Launda Luanda, Jan 29 (Prensa Latina) Angolan Defense Minister Joao Lourenzo assured Sunday that the Angolan Armed Forces are training, preparing an intense operation, as for no foreign army, to reach the doors of their capital, Luanda, just as it occurred in 1975, when the Angolan independence had been just declared. IOM Urges USA To Receive Refugees after Trump's Decision United Nations, Jan 28 (Prensa Latina) The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) urged today the US Government to keep its programs to receive such vulnerable people. Russia Develops Comprehensive Humanitarian Aid Program in Syria Damascus, Jan 28 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the Coordination Center for the cease-fire at the Russian base in Hemymin, Syrian province of Latakia, continued their humanitarian aid program, press media said in Damascus today. Lavrov Dialogues in Moscow with Representatives of the Syrian Opposit Moscow, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov spoke with representatives of about a dozen political formations of the Syrian opposition about their role in the search for a peaceful solution to the conflict. Foreign Ministers' Meeting on African Union Summit Ends in Ethiopia By Roberto Garcia Hernandez, special correspondent Addis Ababa, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) The Executive Council of the 28th African Union (AU) Summit has concluded today here its preparatory sessions of that highest-level meeting after two days of intense work at the organization's headquarters. UN Urges the World to Support End of Syrian Conflict This Year 26 de enero de 2017, 16:33United Nations, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Stephen O''Brien called today for support from the international community to put and end to the conflict in Syria in 2017. Syrians Demand Punishment of Terrorists That Cut Water Supply 26 de enero de 2017, 13:32Damascus, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) Residents of the Syrian capital demanded the punishment of the terrorists who cut the supply of drinking water to the city and handed a letter to Hadiya Abbas, president of the National Parliament. Arrest in Austria of Eight People During Anti-Terrorist Raid 26 de enero de 2017, 13:10Vienna, 26 Jan (Prensa Latina) Eight people were arrested today in Austria as a result of an anti-terrorism operation in various parts of the capital and the city of Graz, said today the daily Der Kurier. The above publication said that the operation meant the deployment of 800 security agents in these locations, in addition to the registration of a dozen homes and the arrest of eleven suspects for interrogation. Iranian Actress Refuses to Attend the Oscars Because of Trump Tehran, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) Taraneh Alidoosti, Iranian star of the Oscar-nominated film ‘The Salesman,'' declined today to attend the Oscar awards ceremony in the United States in protest against President Donald Trump''s project for Muslim migrants. Terrorist Gunmen Storm Hotel in Somali Capital, 32 Killed Mogadishu, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) At least 32 persons were killed in a terror attack with a car bomb against a hotel in this capital today. Russia Calls on the USA to Avoid Aerial Ban Areas in Syria Moscow, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) Russia today called on the United States to weigh the possible consequences of the creation of aerial ban areas in Syria, especially for the lives of refugees. African Union Calls for Consolidation of Regional and Global Peace Pretoria, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) Outgoing chairwoman of the African Union (AU) Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, called for the consolidation of peace, because the use of weapons today is a threat to regional and global stability. Syrian Army Frees 19 Eastern Towns in Aleppo 25 de enero de 2017, 16:44Damascus, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Army freed 19 towns in the eastern area in the city of Aleppo and is coming closer today to the armed groups supported by Turkey that are operating in the locality Al-Bab, military sources confirmed. Balance in the World Oil Market Due to Lower Production 25 de enero de 2017, 11:49Kuwait, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) Kuwait''s oil minister, Essam al Marzuk, said today that the oil market is well balanced due to the decline in production since the end of last year. Trump Complys with Election Promises on Immigration 25 de enero de 2017, 11:46Washington, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) With only five days after assuming office, Donald Trump is preparing to comply with his electoral promises on immigration with the signing as of today of several executive orders. New President to Return to Gambia Banjul, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) An official of Gambia''s new government announced today that newly elected President Adama Barrow will travel to the capital after a week of taking his post in Senegal. Foreign Ministers Meet at African Union Summit in Ethiopia Addis Ababa, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) The African Union (AU) pre- 28th summit stage continues today at the organization''s headquarters in the capital, with sessions of the organization''s Executive Council. Costa Rica to Rebuild 25 Aqueducts with Emirati Donation San Jose, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) Costa Rica will rebuild 25 aqueducts in the area affected by Hurricane Otto with the $10 million USD donated by the United Arab Emirates (UAE), informed the presidential commissioner Mariano Figueres. UN Condemns Deadly Attack against Blue Helmets in Mali 24 de enero de 2017, 17:27United Nations, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations (UN) strongly condemned today the attack against a camp of its Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), where a Chadioan blue helmet died and two were wounded. UN Welcomes Ceasefire Mechanism in Syria 24 de enero de 2017, 17:26Astana, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) United Nations Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura welcomed here today the mechanism established by Russia, Turkey, and Iran to observe and enforce a ceasefire in Syria. Austria Suggests To Monitor Terrorists with Electronic Devices 24 de enero de 2017, 16:46Vienna, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Austrian authorities plan to monitor alleged Islamic terrorists with electronic bracelets, particularly those who return to this country from Syria or Iraq, said today an official source. West African Troops to Maintain Peace in Gambia 24 de enero de 2017, 16:22Abuja, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) An Afro-Western force of 7,000 soldiers with a mandate to intervene in the Gambia''s political conflict will stay there six months, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) reported today. Israel Approves New illegal Dwellings in Palestinian Soil 24 de enero de 2017, 15:12Tel Aviv, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and Isreali Defense Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, approved Tuesday the plans for the construction of 2,500 new dwellings in Israeli illegal settings in the West Bank (occupied Palestine). U.S. and Cuba, Take Steps for Normalizing Their Relations Havana, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) U.S. and Cuba have adopted up to now 22 instruments since December 17th of 2014, when the process for normalizing their relations started. Iran to Compensate Turkey on Gas Legal Action 24 de enero de 2017, 13:07Ankara, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Tehran announced today the corresponding payment to Turkey by $1.9 billion as a compensation for the surcharge on its gas exports, according to the sentence delivered by the International Court of Arbitration. Russian Bombers Destroy Again Terrorist Targets in Syria 24 de enero de 2017, 12:16Moscow, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Russia attacked today ammunition and explosives factories, as well as combat equipment of the terrorist organization Islamic State in the Syrian town of Saljiaj, with six strategic TU-22M3 bombers. Turkey Defies Damascus with Intervention in Syria 24 de enero de 2017, 11:43 Ankara, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish government announced today in the capital that the cross-border military operation in northern Syria, known as the ''Euphrates Shield Operation'', does not envisage handing over control of the territory to the government of Damascus. Terrorists Kill Civilians in Mosul United Nations, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) The Islamic State is killing civilians in areas of eastern Iraq recaptured by the Iraqi government, warned today the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Concrete Results Made at Syrian Meeting in Astana Astana, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) ''The armed formations and the government of Syria achieved today concrete results for a solution to the conflict in the talks in this capital,'' said the ambassador of Syria to the UN, Bashar Al Jaafari. Top UNESCO Representative Stresses Cuba-Africa Close Relations Havana, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has currently maintained a close relationship with Africa, where it has given support in important moments such as the struggle against apartheid, Ali Moussa, director of History and Culture department at UNESCO, said. Peaceful Solution in Declaration on Syria in Astana Astana, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) The peaceful solution of the conflict in Syria and the reinforcement of the truce are today in the draft of a final declaration of the meeting in this capital between armed groups and the government of Damascus. Russia Describes First Round of Syrian Talks in Astana as Positive 23 de enero de 2017, 17:11Astana, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Russia described the first round of talks between armed groups and representatives of the Syrian Government as positive. More than 160,000 Iraqis Displaced by Clashes in Mosul 23 de enero de 2017, 17:05United Nations, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) At least 161,000 people left their homes in the Iraqi city of Mosul as a result of the battles to drive out the Islamic State (ISIS) of the northern territory of Iraq, said today United Nations. Scholars Meet in Havana to Prepare Volume on African General History 23 de enero de 2017, 16:52Havana, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) The International Scientific Committee of the 9th Volume of the General History of Africa was opened today here seeking to foster a more complete understanding of the African culture. Syrian Delegation Censors Armed Opposition in Astana 23 de enero de 2017, 15:33Damascus, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) The head of the Syrian delegation in Astana, Kazakhstan, Bashar al Jaafari, censured the armed opposition''s allegations to justify terrorist actions, media reports in Damascus said today. WHO Alerts on H5N6 Bird Flu Expansion 23 de enero de 2017, 11:59Geneva, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) has called today the international community to pay attention to the outbreak of avian flu, with new strains, spread since late 2016 by almost 40 countries in Europe and Asia. France Condemns New Infrastructures of Israel in East Jerusalem 23 de enero de 2017, 11:00Paris, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) France today condemned the permission granted by Israel to build new settlements in East Jerusalem, considering it a continuation of the colonization of the Palestinian territories. Russia Attacks Syrian Terrorists with Strategic Bombers Moscow, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Russia attacked with six TU-22M3 strategic bombers camps, weapons and ammunition stores, as well as troops from the Islamic State (EI) terrorist movement in the Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor. Syrian Army Retains Positions; Thwarts Terrorist Attacks Damascus, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Army has retained positions and countered attacks by the terrorist organization Islamic State (ISIS) in Deir Ezzor, 460 kilometers northeast of Damascus, military sources reported. Joint Statement Calls for Yahya Jammeh´s Safety UNITED NATIONS, Jan 22 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations, the African Union (AU) and the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) urged today respect for the safety of the soon-to-retire President of Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, his relatives and supporters. Syrian Army Counteracts Terrorist Onslaught Damascus, Jan 22 (Prensa Latina) Syrian army is holding positions today and counteracting broadsides by the Islamic State -(Daesh on its Arabic acronym in the Deir Ezzor region)- 460 kilometers northeast of Damascus, as for military sources. UNESCO Highlights the Meeting on African History Paris, Jan 22 (Prensa Latina) The forthcoming meeting, which will be held in Havana, for the preparation of the 9th volume of the General History of Africa, has a special importance resulting of the historical bonds between Cuba and Africa, a Unesco´s high representative stated today. Angolan Defense Minister Expresses Confidence in Air Force Luanda, Jan 21 (Prensa Latina) Angolan Defense Minister Joao Lourenzo highlighted the government''s confidence in the National Air Force (FAN), which is celebrating its 41st anniversary on Saturday and was founded by the first Angolan president, Antonio Agostinho Neto. Egypt Supports Skhirat Agreement on Libya Cairo, Jan 21 (Prensa Latina) Egypt considers that the ideal solution to the current conflict in Libya is the implementation of the Skhirat Agreement, signed in 2015 in that city of Morocco, Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry reaffirmed in Cairo on Saturday. Turkey Deports Man Linked to Terrorism to France 21 de enero de 2017, 10:29Paris, Jan 21 (Prensa Latina) Kevin Guiavarch, a French citizen linked to terrorist groups operating in Syria and for whom an international arrest warrant had been issued, arrived in France, after being deported from Turkey, it was reported here on Saturday. Reconciliation Established in Western Zone near Damascus Damascus, Jan 21 (Prensa Latina) The efforts for reconciliation in Syria have borne fruit in southwestern Damascus, where hundreds of armed fundamentalists abandoned the towns of Bet Yen and Mugher al Mir, official sources said on Saturday. Bombings in North of Iraq Kill Dozens of Extremists 20 de enero de 2017, 17:38Baghdad, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) Dozens of combatants of the terrorist group Islamic State (IS) died during bombings by the US-led international coalition, when they were trying to leave the northern city of Mosul, a military source reported today. Gambian Army Chief Abandons Outgoing President 20 de enero de 2017, 17:02Banjul, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) The head of the Gambian Army, General Ousman Badjie abandoned today outgoing President Yahya Jammeh and ruled out that his troops would fight against a military operation to remove him from the country''s top post. Fall of Ethiopian Bekele Stops Attempt for New Record 20 de enero de 2017, 16:50Abu Dabi, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) The Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele desisted today from his determination to set a world marathon record in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, after falling down in the start, and leaving the competition for the 23 kilometers afterwards. Denmark to Send Troops to Syria to Fight ISIS 20 de enero de 2017, 15:25Copenhagen, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) The Government of Denmark has stated today that it would be sending to Syria about 60 troops to join the international coalition that currently fights against the terrorist group Islamic State (ISIS). Gambian Crisis Gives Rise to over 45,000 Refugees 20 de enero de 2017, 15:18United Nations, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) The UN Refugee Agency said today that about 45,000 people fled to Senegal and at least 800 to Guinea-Bissau as a result of the Gambian political crisis. Cold Wave Hurting Migrant Children In Europe, UNICEF 20 de enero de 2017, 13:43United Nations, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) The prevailing cold front in the central, eastern and southern region of Europe triggered the the health risks of migrant and refugee children, the United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) warned today. Russia and Syria to Extend Agreements on Tartus Naval Base 20 de enero de 2017, 13:24Moscow, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) Russia and Syria signed today a bilalteral agreeement to expand the logistics bbase at Tartus for 49 more years with automatic extensions every 25 years. UNESCO Condems Syria's Cultural Destruction by Terrorists Paris, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) The Unesco Director-General, Irina Bokova, condemned today the destruction caused by the Islamic State of several patrimonial places in the Syrian city of Palmira, which she described as a war crime. FM Stresses Cuba's Role in Training Doctors for S Africa Pretoria, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) South Africa has many hospitals that would be without a doctor today if Cuba had not been present, Health Minister, Aaron Motsoaledi, stated, after acknowledging the impact of the cooperation program with the Caribbean nation. Over 70 Deaths By Attempt in Mali 19 de enero de 2017, 17:55Bamako, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) A suicide bomb attempt in Mali, supposedly addressed against militias in favor of country´s peace re-establishment left more than 70 deaths, according to reports. UN Demands Respect for People's Will in Gambia 19 de enero de 2017, 15:59United Nations, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations (UN) Security Council adopted unanimously the resolution 2337, which demands full respect in Gambia for people''s will, expressed at the polls in December. Pentagon Head Admits Inconvenience of Intervention in Syria and Iraq Washington, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter recognized today that a military intervention by the United States, with thousands of soldiers in Iraq and Syria to fight the Islamic State (IS) would be counterproductive. Recent Data Highlight Cuban Tourism Industry Booming 19 de enero de 2017, 13:35Havana, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The most recent official data on tourism in Cuba today predicts that the travel industry has a growing spiral that can put this country at the forefront of the sector in the Caribbean. ECLAC Recommends Mexico a Strategy for Foreign Investment 19 de enero de 2017, 13:03Davos, Switzerland, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The executive secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Alicia Barcenas, recommended here today that Mexico uses a strong strategy to keep foreign investment. UN Expert Urges Nigeria to Ensure Safety to Those Displaced United Nations, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) UN human rights expert, Cecilia Jimenez-Damary urged the Nigerian government on Monday to ensure the safety of internally displaced persons,following the bombing by mistake of a camp that sheltered displace people. Europe to Suffer More Terrorist Attacks, says Germany Berlin, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) Germany and Europe in general will be targets of terrorist attacks in the short and medium term, said the president of the German secret services of the interior, Hans-Georg Maassen. Syrian President Expresses Hopes for Dialogues in Kazakhstan 19 de enero de 2017, 11:46Damascus, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) President Bashar al-Assad expressed hopes of establishing a platform for dialogue at the conference on Syria that will take place in Astana, capital of Kazakhstan, the press reported today in Damascus. Angola- Crisis, the Word Most Used in 2016 19 de enero de 2017, 11:3 6Luanda, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) Recurring today in conversations between businessmen and Angolan citizens, the crisis was the word of 2016 revealed an internet vote promoted for the first time under the auspices of Plural Publishers Angola. Terrorism: Main Threat to Stability, Says Mali 18 de enero de 2017, 17:05United Nations, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) Mali''s Foreign Minister Abdoulaye Diop told the UN Security Council today that the actions of terrorist and extremist groups are the main threat to the country. Emergency State due to Post-election Crisis Passed in Gambia 18 de enero de 2017, 16:45Banjul, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) The Parliament of Gambia passed the declaration of the state of emergency made by outgoing President Yahya Jammeh, authorizing him to remain three months more in power, said sources today here. Fighting Continues Around Syrian City of Deir Ezzor 18 de enero de 2017, 11:55Damascus, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) Battles around the northern Syrian city of Deir Ezzor continue to intensify after Syrian army units destroyed a suicide car bomb, an armored car and two tanks, according to military sources. Costa Rican President Concludes Working Visit to United Arab Emirates 18 de enero de 2017, 11:04San Jose, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) Costa Rican president, Luis Guillermo Solis will meet today with the Emir of Sharhaj, Sultan bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi, on the final day of his three-day working visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Russia Ready to Provide Humanitarian Aid to Syria 18 de enero de 2017, 10:43Moscow, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Defense Ministry (Mindef) confirmed today its willingness to cooperate with international organization in the transfer and distribution of humanitarian aid to the Syrian population. More than 30 Syrian Military Personnel Killed near Damascus Damascus, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) More than 30 Syrian military personnel were killed this morning following a bomb attack on the headquarters of the Army Transportation Administration in the town of Harasta, four kilometers east of Damascus, official sources confirmed. UN to Attend Astana Meeting on Syria United Nations, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations will be represented on January 23 at the Astana peace talks between actors in the Syrian conflict, the organization confirmed today. Egyptian Law Makers Approve Amendment to Protest Law 17 de enero de 2017, 16:10Cairo, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) The Egyptian parliamentarian Commission of Legislative and Constitutional Affairs approve today an initiative to amend the controversial Protest Law in the country, following a verdict by the Higher Constitutional Court. Palestine: Israel Must Decide Between Peace and Occupation 17 de enero de 2017, 15:00United Nations, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Permanent Observer of Palestine to the United Nations, Riyad Mansour, affirmed today at the Security Council that Israel has the opportunity to choose the path of peace and to leave behind the one of the occupation and oppression. US Groups Ask Trump to Continue Normalization With Cuba 17 de enero de 2017, 13:43Washington, 17 Jan (Prensa Latina) Several US organizations sent today a memorandum to President-elect Donald Trump to urge him to continue normalizeng relations with Cuba. West African States Prepare to Invade Gambia 17 de enero de 2017, 13:08Abuja,Jan 17 (Prensa Latina)West African states prepare to invade Gambia to force Yahya Jammeh to hand power to president-elect Adama Barrow. UN: Near 150 000 Displaced Persons Due to Combats in Mosul United Nations, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Over 148 000 persons abandoned their houses in Mosul as a result of the fightings to expel The Islamic State terrorist group from the northern territory, United Nations pointed out today. Russia for Talks with Syria with Real Actors on the Ground 17 de enero de 2017, 10:18Moscow, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Russia expressed itself today for the participation in the meeting on the Syrian conflict in Astana of real opposition actors in the field, with real control of territories, and Government representatives. Cholera in another Angolan Province, Capital Intends to Shield Itself Luanda, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Cholera has arrived in the coastal town of Cubal in the central Angolan province of Benguela, while health authorities in this capital today are trying to shield the city to avoid the disease. Thousands of Gambians Flea their Country for Fear 16 de enero de 2017, 16:16Banjul, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of Gambians fled the country for fear of a political and social crisis, after President Yahya Jammeh refused to relinquish power after his defeat in the recent elections, the African News Agency reported today. Syrian Army Kills 18 Foreign Terrorists in Deir Ezzor 16 de enero de 2017, 15:22Damascus, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) Syrian army forces killed 18 foreign members of the Islamic State, Daesh, southeast of the city of Deir Ezzor in the north of the country, military sources reported. Kenyan Athletes Approve New Antidoping Measures 16 de enero de 2017, 14:30ATHLETICS-KENYA-WORLD Syria: Negotiations for National Reconciliation Active Damascus, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) Syrian authorities pointed out that negotiations remain active to bring about reconciliation in the eastern Ghuta region, northeast and near Damascus, reported the media in this capital today. Meeting in Paris Focuses on Peace between Israel and Palestine Paris, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) When the world focuses on issues such as the wars in Syria and Iraq, an international conference in Paris emphasized that there will be no peace in the Middle East without solving the old conflict between Israel and Palestine. Cholera Outbreak Triggers Alarm of Angolan Health Authorities Luanda, Jan 15 (Prensa Latina) The outbreak of cholera, which affects the northern province of Zaire since last December, triggers alarms of the Angolan health authorities, who are preparing contingency plans against this and other diseases. Paris Supports Two States as a Way for Peace in the Middle East Paris, Jan 15 (Prensa Latina) French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault reaffirmed today that the establishment of the two states is the way to end the conflict between Israel and Palestine. Palestinian President Awaits Meeting in Paris to Boost Peace Process 13 de enero de 2017, 14:38Paris, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) The Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, expressed his desires for the coming conference in France to boost an international mechanism and a calendar for peace negotiations with Israel, in statements released today. Turkey Receives Largest Number of Refugees Worldwide Ankara, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) The director general of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), William Lacy Swing, said today in this capital that Turkey is the first country in the world in terms of the number of refugees in its territory. Armed Terrorists to Withdraw From Area Near Damascus 13 de enero de 2017, 11:16Damascus, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) Armed terrorists will withdraw today from Wadi Baradá valley area, after negotiating to that end, said governor of Damascus province, Alaá Ibrahim. Russia and Kazakhstan Prepare for Meeting on Syria 13 de enero de 2017, 10:43Moscow, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) Russian president, Vladimir Putin and his Kazakh peer, Nursultan Nazarbaev, talked by phone about preparations for the international meeting on Syria in Astana, informed the Kremlin today. Syria Denounces Attack by Israel's Zionist Regime Damascus, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) The General Command of the Syrian Armed Forces has denounced today an air raid by the Zionist regime of Israel against the airport of Mezeeh, outside Damascus, carried out this dawn. Syria Denounces Israeli Air Raid on Damascus Military Airport 13 de enero de 2017, 00:44Damascus, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) Israeli war planes reportedly attacked last night a military airport in the outskirt of Damascus, the Syrian capital. Angolan President Asks Greater Support for Africa 12 de enero de 2017, 17:14Luanda, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos asked today for more support from the international community for Africa to handle many challenges such as terrorism. Iraqui Joint Forces Release More Zones in Mosul City 12 de enero de 2017, 16:58Baghdad, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) Joint forces have penetrated more districts of the city of Mosul in the course of an offensive against the Islamic State terrorist group (ISIS) in northern Iraq, military sources said. US Policy in the Middle East is a Total Failure, Says Russia 12 de enero de 2017, 16:08Moscow, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) Spokesperson for the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zajarova said today that the foreign policy of the United States in the Middle East was a total failure during the management of President Barack Obama. Syrian Government Reaffirms Rehabilitation Work in Aleppo 12 de enero de 2017, 15:19Damascus, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Minister of Religious Affairs Mohammad Abdul-Sattar al-Sayyed reaffirmed today that on instructions from President Bashar al-Assad, the Umayyad mosque in Aleppo and all those affected by terrorism will be rebuilt. Oil Producing Countries Confirm Cuts to Stimulate Oil Prices 12 de enero de 2017, 15:14Abu Dabi, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) Oil producing countries such as Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Russia confirmed their decision to cut their respective crude oil production in their countries, to fulfill the international pact to stimulate the prices of oil in the planet. UN Reaffirms its Support to Dialogues on Syria in Astana United Nations, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) The special UN envoy in Syria, Staffan de Mistura, reaffirmed today the UN support to dialogues taking place in Astana on January 23 between the government and the opposition seeking to cease fire and to start a political process in that country. China for Enhancing Cooperation with Africa Beijing, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) After winding up a five-country tour in Africa, China''s Foreign Minister Wang Yi said today his Government would study new ways to upgrade cooperation with African nations. UN Report Ratifies Humanitarian Impact of Palestine Colonization 12 de enero de 2017, 08:37United Nations, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) A UN report released today has confirmed the humanitarian impact and vulnerability of Israeli settlements in the West Bank by expanding settlements in the Palestinian communities. Republic of Congo Plans Special Economic Zone with Chinese Aid Beijing, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi assured his country will aid the Republic of Congo build a Special Economic Zone in the port city of Pointe Noire, announced the government. UN Readies to Help Civilians in Mosul, Iraq United Nations, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) The UN is creating conditions to help the civilian population in the western section of the sieged city of Mosul, which is still occupied by the Islamic State (ISIS), the organization''s humanitarian coordinator in Iraq Lise Grande said. Nigerian Minister Warns of Military Intervention in Gambia 11 de enero de 2017, 17:03Abuja, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) Nigeria''s Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama warned of possible military intervention in Gambia if outgoing President Yahya Jammeh refuses to leave power. UN Awaits Invitation to Dialogue in Astana on Syria 11 de enero de 2017, 16:08United Nations, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations has not received the invitation to participate in the dialogue between the Syrian Government and the opposition to be held in Astana on January 23rd, said today a spokesperson. UNICEF Denounces Death of Children in Yemeni Conflict Sanaa, 11 Jan (Prensa Latina) UNHCR''s Deputy Representative for Yemen, Meritxell Relaño, revealed today that some 1,400 children have died in the country since March 2015, when Saudi bombings began in support of the Yemeni president. Weapons and Chemicals Seized to Terrorists in Syria Damascus, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) Syrian army units seized weapons and chemical substances in parts of the provinces of Hama and Aleppo, military sources said in Damascus today. Rationality Starts to Sink Into Syrian Opposition 11 de enero de 2017, 06:02By Pedro García Hernández Iraq Backs up OPEC Oil Deal to Boost Prices 10 de enero de 2017, 17:51Baghdad, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) Iraq cut its crude oil production by 160,000 barrels a day since early January by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) pact to boost fuel prices, it said today. Thousands of People Attend Funeral of Former Iranian President 10 de enero de 2017, 15:41Tehran, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of people attended today the funeral of former Iranian President Ali Akbar Hasheni Rafsanjani, a key figure in the founding of this country. First Syrian Export Trade Show Concludes 10 de enero de 2017, 12:49Damascus, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) The first Syrian Export Fair closed today after three days of exhibition and signed contracts. Russian Defense Chief Says Pentagon Chief is Confused 10 de enero de 2017, 11:14Moscow, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) The Pentagon chief, Ashton Carter confused Russia with United States when talking about the result of fighting terror in Syria, the Russian Defense Minister, Serguei Shoigu, stated today. West Africa to Demand Gambian President to Step Down 10 de enero de 2017, 00:16Abuja, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) Leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) will travel to Gambia to tell President Yahya Jammeh to accept defeat in this month''s election and ''leave power''. UN Calls for not Forgetting the Suffering of Palestinian Refugees 09 de enero de 2017, 16:50United Nations, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) Pierre Krahenbuhl, Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), called today here for not forgetting the support needed by 5,200,000 Palestinians. Russia Rejects U.S. Statements on its Role in Syria Moscow, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) Vicepresident of the Duma (lower Russian chamber), Irina Yarovaya, rejected today statements by the U.S. Department of Defense on the role of her country in the struggle against terrorism in Syria. Syria and Iraq Call for Expanding Trade Development 09 de enero de 2017, 10:05Damascus, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) Representations of Syria and Iraq have called for all possible difficulties and for expanding and developing trade and economic relations. Syrian President: Ready to Negotiate End of Conflict Paris, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad today expressed his willingness to negotiate to end the conflict in his country, but it must be with the real opposition, he told to the French media in statements released today. Syrian President Meets with French Lawmakers Damascus, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad met on Sunday with French lawmakers, to whom he repeated that the French government is worsening the current situation by supporting terrorist groups. Syrian Town Receives Humanitarian Aid from UN 08 de enero de 2017, 13:22Damascus, Jan 8 (Prensa Latina) A convoy of 32 trucks laden with humanitarian aid supplied by the United Nations is being distributed today in the town of Moadamieh, 10 kilometers south of Damascus. Terrorists Violate Truce Near Damascus Damascus, Jan 8 (Prensa Latina) Members of the Front for the Conquest of the Levant, formerly known as Al Nusra, shot a brigade of technicians who attempted, covered by the previously agreed truce, to restore the drinking water facilities in Wadi Barada, 35 kilometers north of Damascus. Angola Reduces Oil Production to Meet OPEC Cut Luanda, Jan 8 (Prensa Latina) Angola will produce 1.673 million barrels of crude oil a day to meet the cut approved by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to increase prices. Lucapa States Angolan Diamonds were the Most Valuable in 2016 Luanda, Jan 7 (Prensa Latina) Australian diamond company Lucapa announced that Angolan diamonds were in 2016 the most valuable in the world with an average price of 2,983 dollars a carat, stressed the media today. Fighting for Mosul Increases Toll of Displaced, Says UN 07 de enero de 2017, 00:45United Nations, Jan 7 (Prensa Latina) More than 133,000 people left their homes in Iraq as a result of fighting in the city of Mosul, where the army and its allies are carrying out an offensive to expel the Islamic State (ISIS), said today the United Nations. Germany Studies Possible Compensation to Namibia for Genocide 06 de enero de 2017, 16:32Berlin, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) Germany confirmed today that it is in talks with Namibia for possible economic compensation for the Herero massacre, committed in that African nation by German colonial troops in the early 20th century. Total of 18,500 Migrants Died in the Last Three Years 06 de enero de 2017, 15:46United Nations, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) At least 18,500 migrants lost their life during the last three years, 7,496 of them in 2016, according to preliminary data by the International Organization for Migrations (IOM). New York Times-- The Most Attractive Caribbean Destinations in 2017 06 de enero de 2017, 12:44Washington, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) The New York Times includes three Caribbean tourist destinations in Jamaica, Puerto Rico and Belize among the 52 best places to visit in 2017. Casa Dranguet House in Santiago de Cuba Launches Website 06 de enero de 2017, 12:12Santiago de Cuba, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) Casa Dranguet, the Center for Interpretation and Dissemination of the Cultural Heritage of Coffee, will today publish an official blog as a way of promoting the knowledge of coffee, which recognized by UNESCO. More Than 500,000 Immigrants Arrived in Europe in 2016 06 de enero de 2017, 11:55Brussels, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) A total of 503,700 immigrants arrived in Europe in 2016, a 72 percent increase on the previous year, according to a report by the Frontex Regional Agency for Border and Coastal Protection. French Parliamentarian States That Syria is Not Our Enemy Paris, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) Thierry Mariani a French parliamentarian has stated that the government of Syria is not the enemy of France. Despite Ceasefire, Terrorists Launch Further Deadly Attack Damascus, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) The death toll in the city of Jableh in the Syrian province of Latakia has risen to 15, the authorities confirmed today. Terrorists KIlled in Mosul Regarded as 1,700 05 de enero de 2017, 17:17Baghdad, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) The Commander of the Iraqi Federal Police, general Raad Shaker Yawdat, said that a 1,700 fighters of the Islamic State (ISIS) were killed during the offensive in the northern city of Mosul. Israeli Police Questions Prime Minister for 2nd Time 05 de enero de 2017, 17:12Tel Aviv, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) Police questioned today Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for his alleged acceptance of illegal gifts from wealthy supporters, something incompatible with his position as head of the government. Syrian President Holds Meeting with Iraqi Special Envoy 05 de enero de 2017, 11:57Damascus, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad met today with Faleh al Fayad, a National Security adviser and special envoy of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al Abadi. More Than 4.000 People Laid Down Their Weapons in Syria in 2016 05 de enero de 2017, 11:39Damascus, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Justice announced today that more than 4,700 armed and wanted people have surrendered to the authorities as part of the national reconciliation process in Syria. At Least 11 Dead and 35 Wounded by Terrorist Attack in Syria 05 de enero de 2017, 11:36Damascus, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) At least 11 people were killed and 35 wounded on Tuesday in the town of Yableh, in the Syrian Mediterranean province of Latakia, about 348 km northwest of Damascus, according to police sources. United Nations Concerned about Humanitarian Crisis in Mosul 04 de enero de 2017, 16:40United Nations, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) Stephen O''Brien, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, today expressed concern over the suffering of the people who are living in the Iraqi city of Mosul, where the army is trying to drive out members of the Islamic State (ISIS). Russia Defends Fairness of Mission in Syria 04 de enero de 2017, 14:58Moscow, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) Russia has defended today the fairness of its mission in Syria against the terrorist formations, thus countering allegations by the United States of supposed massive raids in that Arab country. Syrian President Holds Meetings with Iranian and Armenian Delegation 04 de enero de 2017, 12:21Damascus, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad held separate meetings today with a political delegation from Iran and the Armenian Orthodox Church, whose representatives dealt with the current situation in the country. Syria: Reconstructing Aleppo By Pedro García Hernández Palestine Calls for End to Israeli Occupation in 2017 United Nations, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) The Israeli occupation of Palestine has reached the half-century mark this year, leading to calls by the Arab ambassador to the UN, Riyad Mansour, to redouble efforts to end it. Terrorists Break Ceasefire 21 Times in a Day in Syria Damascus, Jan 3 (Prensa Latina) In less than 24 hours, terrorist groups have broken 21 times the ceasefire declared on December 30 in the Syrian provinces of Homs,Hama, Latakkia and Damascus Countryside, the military have reported today. Terrorists Cut Electricity in Syrian Province of Quneitra 02 de enero de 2017, 11:20Damascus, Jan 2 (Prensa Latina) Elements of the terrorist group Front for the Conquest of the Levant, formerly Al Nusra, sabotaged today the electrical system in the southern Syrian province of Quneitra, about 70 kilometers southwest of Damascus. Dakar Rally: Qatari Nasser Al-Attiyah Wins First Stage Buenos Aires, Jan 2 (Prensa Latina) Two-time Dakar Rally winner Nasser Al-Attiyah set the pace on the opening stage of the 2017 edition. More Than 1,000 People Leave Spring Area Near Damascus Damascus, Jan 2 (Prensa Latina) More than 1,200 people left the Barada area, where the Ein Fijeh drinking water source is located 30 kilometers northwest of Damascus, due to the strong clashes with terrorist groups, said Syrian officials today. Very Cold Temperatures and Snow Forecast for Highest Syrian Areas Damascus, Jan 2 (Prensa Latina) Temperatures will remain very cold in Damascus and other mountainous areas of Syria, where snow and rains will fall on the Mediterranean coast of this country, said today the weather forecast made by the Department of Meteorology. Catoca Assumes Challenge of Doubling Diamond Extraction in Angola Luanda, Jan 2 (Prensa Latina) The Mining Company of Catoca (SMC), the fourth largest diamond company in the world, expects today a smart and rigorous management to double this year''s production in Angola. Nadal Wins Abu Dhabi Exhibition Tournament Abu Dhabi, Dec 31 (Prensa Latina) Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal won the Belgian David Goffin 6-4, 7-6 (7/5) in the final of the Mubadala exhibition tournament. Minister Highlights Russia's Support to Syria in Religious Meeting 31 de diciembre de 2016, 11:16Damascus, Dec 31 (Prensa Latina) The Religious Affairs Minister, Muhammad al Sattar al Sayyed, asserted today that Russia''s support to the Syrian people against terror and Takfirism represented the support for the values of good, justice and peace. Over 100 Followers of Ex Egyptian President Morsi Sentenced to Jail 31 de diciembre de 2016, 11:12Cairo, Dec 31 (Prensa Latina) A criminal court in Cairo has sentenced today 104 followers of former president Mohamed Morsi to 7 and 10 years in jail, charged with taking part in bloody events in 2013. Foreign Aid Arrives in Syrian Hasaka Province Damascus, Dec 31 (Prensa Latina) The World Food Program (WFP) provided extensive humanitarian aid at Qamishli airport in the northern province of Hasaka, Syrian officials said. Burkinabese Police Officers Movilized because of Terrorist Threat 31 de diciembre de 2016, 00:16Ouagadougou, Dec 31 (Prensa Latina) Burkina Faso will mobilize about 2,000 police officers to care for citizen security during the festivities of New Year''s Eve in the capital, facing an increased terrorist escalation in the country, a regional media reported today. Gambian Electoral Commission Back on Duty after Attack Threat 30 de diciembre de 2016, 16:48Banjul, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) The Gambian Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) was back on duty at its usual headquarters, after being closed for several days due to an attack threat amid thew current post-electoral crisis, the news agency PanaPress reported today. Leinier Dominguez the Best of Latin America in Lightning Chess 30 de diciembre de 2016, 16:12Doha, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Grand Master Leinier Dominguez was the best player of Latin America and the Caribbean at the World Fast and Ligthning Chess Championship in Doha (Qatar), concluding in the 7th place with 13 points, among 108 competitors from 43 countries. Russia, Turkey Promote Resolution on Cease-Fire in Syria 30 de diciembre de 2016, 14:42United Nations, 30 Dec (Prensa Latina) Russian ambassador to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin stated today that his country and Turkey submitted a draft resolution to the Security Council on their support for the cessation of hostilities in Syria, which is expected to be voted tomorrow. Turkey Arrests 40 Alleged Islamic State Members Ankara, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) Turkish police arrested today 40 alleged terrorists, members of the denominated Islamic State (IS) in the southern province of Adana, acording to the News Agency Dogan. Syrian President Interview with Italian TV Channel Released Damascus, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) President Bashar al-Assad in an interview released today said, ''We cannot yet speak of the end of the war; it will end when all the terrorists are eliminated, and unfortunately they are still receive support from several countries.'' Angolan Population Increases Almost a Million Per Year Luanda, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) The Angolan population will reach 28.3 million in 2017 having grown by almost a million per year since 2014, the date of the most recent census. Israel Sets Record Executing Demolitions of Palestinian Structures 29 de diciembre de 2016, 16:51United Nations, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) Israel demolished or seized this year 1,089 Palestinian structures in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, an unprecedented figure, said today the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Cuban Leinier Dominguez Eighth in World Blitz Chess 29 de diciembre de 2016, 16:16Doha, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Grand Master Leinier Dominguez is now in the 8th place after the first day of the World Blitz Chess Championship. Syria's President Rejects Foreign Meddling Damascus, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) Syria''s President Bashar al-Assad reiterated today his rejection to foreign meddling at a meeting in Damascus with European and Russian Parliament members. Syrian Army Declares Comprehensive Ceasefire Damascus, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Arab Army General Command has declared today what it calls a comprehensive cessation of hostilities across the country, despite several scattered actions by the terrorist and extremist armed groups like a mortar attack on Damascus this Thursday. Putin Announces Ceasefire and Reduction of Russian Troops in Syria Moscow, Dec 29(Prensa Latina) The Russian President, Vladimar Putin, has today announced an agreement between the government and the opposition in Syria to cease hostilities. The number of Russian troops in Syria will also be reduced. First Angolan President Neto is Awarded the Nelson Mandela Prize Luanda, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) Angola''s first president, Agosthino Neto, has been posthumously awarded a Mandela Prize for Audacity 2016, according to local media. US Judge Orders Preservation of CIA Torture Report Washington, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina)U.S. District Court Judge Royce Lamberth issued the order Wednesday, of the report that describes the abuses and tortures that the CIA gave to those suspected of being terrorrists. Palestine and Israel, 2016 ends without significant changes By Manuel Vázquez El Cairo, (Prensa Latina) The year 2016 ends for Israel and Palestine the same as it started, with regular incursions by Israel in Palestinean territories, towns and cities, frequently ending adding civil victims to a long list that started counting over 50 years ago. John Kerry: Two Nations Only Way for Israeli-Palestinian Peace 28 de diciembre de 2016, 15:27Washington, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) The US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday that the creation of two states, or nations, based on the resolutions approved by the United Nations, constitutes the only way forward for a lasting peace between Israel and Palestine, Russia Denounces New Attack on Embassy in Damascus 28 de diciembre de 2016, 13:21Moscow, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Foreign Ministry denounced today a new mortar attack against its embassy in Damascus and called on those who really seek to counter terrorism. Oil Prices Rise for Fourth Consecutive Day 28 de diciembre de 2016, 11:19London, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices rose today, for the fourth consecutive session, as the market expects an agreement between producers to reduce offer. Bolivian Woman Driver Optimistic with Performance in Dakar Rally 2017 28 de diciembre de 2016, 11:10La Paz, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian driver Suany Martínez is optimistic about her performance in the Dakar Rally 2017, the most important extreme danger race in the world. Russian Sappers Clear Aleppo of Explosives Devices Moscow, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) Sappers of the International Demining Center of the Russian Ministry of Defense have cleared 966 hectares of explosives in the eastern part of the Syrian city of Aleppo, reported the agency today. Mozambique Political Groups Announces Seven Day Truce 28 de diciembre de 2016, 10:19Maputo,Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) The seven day truce agreed between the opposition Resistencia Nacional Mozambicana (Renamo) and the governing Frente de Liberación de Mozambique (Frelimo)brings hopes of permanent peace to the country. Syria Takes Measures to Face Drinking Water Shortage 28 de diciembre de 2016, 09:24Damascus, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian government took today emergency measures in response to the shortage of drinking water due to the terrorist sabotage of the sources of supply in the Ein Fijeh area, 35 kilometers north of Damascus. UK Fails to Meet Agreement on Immigrant Children as Stated in France 27 de diciembre de 2016, 18:00Paris, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) Pierre Henry, director of France Land of Asylum, said today that the United Kingdom (UK) is failing to receive immigrant children willing to meet their families in this country. USA: Donald Trump Strongly Criticizes UN Washington, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) US President-elect Donald Trump said that the UN is today a simple club of people who come together to have a good time; he also reiterated his threats against that international organization. Bangladesh Criticizes Media Manipulation Against Syria and Russia Dacca, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) Powerful sectors in the United States have maintain their objective of presenting Russia as an adversary while seeking a change of government and the fragmentation of Syria, according to the Bangladeshi news website Bdnews24. Angola Closes 2016 Leading Oil Production in Africa Luanda, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) Angola will close 2016 as the lead oil producer in Africa, having surpassed Nigeria by reaching a daily average of 1.7 million barrels. Mass Graves in Aleppo Moscow, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Ministry of Defense denounced the finding of seven storehouses of ammunition and mass graves with dead bodies of Syrian citizens tortured and killed by terrorists in the city of Aleppo, that was recently freed by Syrian Army troops. Georgian Pantsulaia Defeats Carlsen in Rapid Chess Match Doha, (Prensa Latina) Classic chess Grand Master and World Champion Magnus Carlsen, from Norway, was today beaten, with black pieces, against Georgian Levan Pantsulaia during the start of the Rapid and Lightining World Championships. From Germany to Syria a March for Peace 26 de diciembre de 2016, 13:43Berlin, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of activists in Germany, started a march on foot from Berlin to the Syrian city of Aleppo Monday, to show their solidarity and their rejection to the war against Syria. Countdown for San Silvestre Race in Angola 26 de diciembre de 2016, 12:46Luanda, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) Five days before the start of the Race of San Silvestre, authorities from the Angolan National Athletics Federation (FAA) are expecting the participation of 2,000 runners, including international competitors. More than 2,000 Saudis Fight as Mercenaries 26 de diciembre de 2016, 12:35Ryad, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) Saudi Arabian authorities have revealed that more than 2,000 Saudi Arabian citizens are now fighting in conflicts in other countries, most of them in the war in Syria, according to reports by local television channel, Al-Arabiya Monday. Egyptian Government to Solve Shortage of Medicines Cairo, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) The Egyptian government plans to end the current shortage of medicines that is affecting the country through a plan already agreed with international suppliers. Syria: 21 Civilians Killed by Terrorists in Aleppo Damascus, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) Syrian authorities are currently trying to identify 21 bodies of civilians killed by terrorists before the city of Aleppo was evacuated. Plane Carrying Remains of TU-154 Victims Lands in Moscow 26 de diciembre de 2016, 08:39Moscow, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) A Russian military transport plane has brought to this capital 10 dead bodies and 84 fragments of people who were on board the crashed TU-154 in Sochi, amidst the national mourning of the nation. Syrians celebrated Christmas with renewed hope Damascus, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) As hundreds of families keep returning to terrorist freed Aleppo, Syrians celebrated Christmas with renewed hope on peace particularly Christians in that city, while the Army strike further blows on terrorists in other provinces. Angolan Military Removed Mines in One Million Square Meters in 2016 Luanda, Dec 25 (Prensa Latina) More than one million 413 thousand square meters of land have been demined by the Angolan units from the North Military Region during the year 2016, the press reported. Mali Confirms French Citizen Kidnap Paris, Dec 25 (Prensa Latina) Frenchwoman Sophie Pétronin, director of a humanitarian organization, was kidnapped in Mali, the Foreign Ministry confirmed today. WHO Congratulates Angola for ending Yellow Fever Epidemic Luanda, Dec 25 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) congratulated Angola for the end of the Yellow Fever epidemic, which was considered the biggest of the continent in 30 years, highlighted the media today. Syria: Christmas Mass from Aleppo Damascus, Dec 25 (Prensa Latina) With a call to peace and in recognition of the triumph in Aleppo, the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, John X Yazigi, led the mass for the Syrian Christmas celebrations. People Close to Bomb Attacker in Berlin Arrested in Tunisia 24 de diciembre de 2016, 13:01Tunisia, Dec 24 (Prensa Latina) Officials from the Tunisian Ministry of the Interior arrested three people related to the perpetrator of the attack in Berlin this week. Palestinians Celebrate UN Condemnation of Israeli Setlements Ramallah, Dec 24 (Prensa Latina) The Palestinian leadership on Saturday welcomed Resolution 2334, recently adopted by the United Nations Security Council to call for an end to Israel''s illegal settlements on the occupied Palestinian territories. Malaysia Describes UN Voting as Victory for Palestinian People Kuala Lumpur, Dec 24 (Prensa Latina) Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak described the voting of a resolution at the United Nations Security Council that demands that Israel stop building settlements in the West Bank as a victory for the Palestinian people, local media reported on Saturday. Some 50,000 Police Officers will Guarantee Security in Angola Luanda, Dec 24 (Prensa Latina) Angolan Interior Minister Angelo Tavares, said that 50,000 police officers will guarantee security throughout the country starting today until early 2017. USA Criticizes at UN Israeli Settlements on Palestinian Soil 23 de diciembre de 2016, 17:02Washington, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) US Ambassador Samantha Power criticized today at the United Nations (UN) colonization by Israel, by means of settlements in occupied Palestinian territories, in a Security Council session that condemned that practice. Western Africa Declares Alert because of Crisis in Gambia 23 de diciembre de 2016, 17:00Bamako, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), formed by 16 countries, declared the state of alert, if salient Gambian president Yahya Jammeh persists on keeping himself in the power after January 19. Nigerian Army Rescues Almost 2.000 Captives from Terrorists 23 de diciembre de 2016, 16:19Abuja, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) Nigeria''s army rescued 1,880 women and children kidnapped by the Boko Haram terrorist sect in actions carried out in the Sambisa forest, during which it also arrested 504 extremists. Two-Time Olympic Champion Miruts Yifter Dies Addis Abeba, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) Ethiopian long distance racer and two-time Olympic Champion in Moscow-1980, a real king of African track and field, died Thursday, at the age of 72, his familiy annouced. Russian Military Police Arrive in Aleppo, Syria, to guarantee safety 23 de diciembre de 2016, 14:50Damascus, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) Syrian authorities have confirmed today the deployment in the northern city of Aleppo, recently freed of terrorist groups, of a battalion of military police from Russia to guarantee security and cooperate in demining the area. WHO Reports Effectiveness of First Vaccine Against Ebola 23 de diciembre de 2016, 12:08Geneva, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) today announced the effectiveness of the clinical trials of the first vaccine against Ebola, whose last outbreak claimed more than 11,000 lives. More Than 5,000 Migrants Killed in the Mediterranean this Year 23 de diciembre de 2016, 11:56Geneva, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The number of migrants killed in the Mediterranean since the beginning of the year rose to five thousand, after two shipwrecks yesterday claimed one hundred victims, according to humanitarian organizations. Consequences of the War in Aleppo, Syria 23 de diciembre de 2016, 11:55Damascus, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The dramatic consequences of the four-year war imposed on Syria, particularly in Aleppo, are slowly being revealed, according to figures released by the authorities today. Three Migrants Injured in France During Police Chase Paris, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) Three migrants were injured in France, one of them seriously, when they jumped from a truck that was being chased by the police, local press reports. First French Tourists Arrive at Cuban Cayo Coco Resort 23 de diciembre de 2016, 10:16Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The arrival of the first flight of French tourists at the international airport in Cayo Coco, opens a new Cuban tourist destination - Jardines del Rey. Oil Prices Tumble As Dollar Goes Up London, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The strengthening of the dollar hurt today oil prices as the rise makes commodities traded in that currency more expensive. Italy Confirms Death in Milan of Berlin Truck Attack Terrorist Rome, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The Italian Interior Minister, Marco Minitti confirmed that Anis Amri, the Tunisian citizen wanted for the terrorist truck attack in Berlin was shot dead during an exchange of gunfire with police in Milan. Angola to Announce End of Yellow Fever Epidemic Today Luanda, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The Angolan government will today announce the end of the yellow fever epidemic in the country, which had put the health system on a state of high alert and threatened to become a global problem when it spread to the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo. Libyan Airliner Is Hijacked and Diverted to Malta Rome, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) Malta Prime Minister Joseph Muscat,confirmed today the arrival of a plane with 82 men, 28 women and one infant for a total of 111 on board. Nigerian Authorities Seize 2.5 Tons of Plastic Rice 22 de diciembre de 2016, 17:12Abuja, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) The Nigerian Government said today that its officers seized 2.5 tons of plastic rice, in imitation of the original product made with soluble polymers, which lacks nutrients and is harmful to health. Aleppo Totally Free, Announces Syrian Army General Command 22 de diciembre de 2016, 16:39Damascus, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) The General Command of the Syrian Army and the Armed Forces announced today total reestablishment of security in Aleppo, after having freed the city from terrorism and withdrawal of the last extremists. Syrian President Holds Meeting with Iranian Foreign Vice Minister 22 de diciembre de 2016, 13:54Damascus, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) The President of Syria, Bashar al-Assad, held today a meeting with Hussein Jaber Ansari, Iranian Foreign Vice Minister for Arab and African Affairs, according to information reported in Damascus. Russia Fulfilled Its Mission in Syria with Blows to Terrorism Moscow, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Armed Forces fulfilled their mission in Syrian, giving harsh blows to terrorism, Defense Minister Serguei Shoigu stated today in an extended Military Council, with participation by President Vladimir Putin. Angolan TV Highlights Cuba's Role in Ending Apartheid Luanda, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) Angola''s public television company TPA has highlighted the role of Cuba in the 1988 New York agreements that ended the South African apartheid regime. D. R. Congo: Government and Church Seek Solutions Kinshasa, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Joseph Kabila, remains silent after calls for him to step down. Angola: Too Many Weapons in Private Hands 22 de diciembre de 2016, 09:55Luanda, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) Lieutenant General Mateus Gaspar, Angola''s chief armament and technical director for the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA) has said that private security companies have too many weapons of war in their possession. UN Adopts New Resolution on Humanitarian Aid to Syria 21 de diciembre de 2016, 16:19United Nations, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations (UN) Security Council unanimously adopted a new resolution today, demanding all kinds of facilitation for access to humanitarian aid by the victims of the conflict in Syria. UN Security Council Asks Gambian President to Leave 21 de diciembre de 2016, 16:09United Nations, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Security Council urged salient president of Gamabia, Yahya Jammeh, to respect the results of the presidential elections celebrated on December 1st and guarantee the transfer of power. Al-Nusra Front Claims Responsibility for Shooting Russian Ambassador Damascus, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) The Front for the Conquest of the Levant (formerly known as Al-Nusra Front) has claimed responsibility, in a statement, for the assassination, in Turkey, of the Russian Ambassador, Andrei Karlov, media outlets report today in Damascus. Japan Cuts Budget for 2020 Olympic Games Tokyo, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) The organizing committee of the Tokyo-2020 Olympic Games has announced today that the total cost of the event will be between 13 and 15 billion dollars. Lizt Alfonso Company to Perform in Central Cuban Province Ciego de Avila, Cuba Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) The dancing company of Lizt Alfonso, Dance Cuba, will present its show Cuba Vibra! from today until Friday Dec 23rd at the Teatro Principal in Ciego de Avila During her stay in Ciego de Avila, about 430 kilometers east of Havana, Alfonso will give a didactic class to students on artistic education, to recall the summer workshops offered at the beginning of the last decade to children and young people. Oil Prices Rise 10 Percent This Month London, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices accumulate a 10 percent rise so far this month and are still progressing due to predictions of a drop in crude oil inventories in the United States. Angola: 80 Percent of Collected Weapons Were Delivered Voluntarily Luanda, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) The Deputy Director of Interior Order of the Angolan National Police, Francisco Cardoso, today assured that almost 104,000 weapons were collected, and that the 80 percent were voluntarily delivered by the population. Extremists Hinder Again Evacuation in Aleppo, Syria Damascus, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Disagreements and clashes between terrorist groups have again put an end to the evacuation process of the eastern districts of the Syrian city of Aleppo, military sources reported. Anti-Terror Operation in Indonesia Kills Three 21 de diciembre de 2016, 09:19Jakarta, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Indonesian forces killed three suspected terrorists in an operation in the town of Babakan, in the province of Banten, according to information from that place. Ospaaal Decorates Algerian President, Abdelaziz Bouteflika Havana, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) The Organization of Solidarity with the People of Asia, Africa and Latin America (OSPAAAL), decorated today the President of Algeria, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, for his revolutionary trajectory, political integrity and his contribution to peace. US Electoral Training Program Cut off in Kenya 20 de diciembre de 2016, 13:47 Nairobi, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) The Kenyan Government has ended the work in the country of a US organization in charge of training people for elections, said local television today. Violent Clashes in Eastern Syrian Province of Homs 20 de diciembre de 2016, 11:51Damascus, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian army managed to repel in the recent hours an attack staged by the terrorist group Islamic State (IS) against the T-4 air base, located in the eastern Syrian province of Homs. Cuba Rewards its Best Athletes in 2016 Havana, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) The three-time Olympian Greco-Roman wrestler Mijaín López and world judo and sub-judo champion Idalis Ortiz will receive their prize today for the best Cuban athletes in 2016. Erdogan: Assassination of Russian Ambassador is a Provocation Ankara, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan has sent his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, his condolences for the assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey. Arrest Made for Shots Fired at US Embassy in Turkey Ankara, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Turkish police have arrested today a man who is suspected of firing several times at the US embassy in the capital just a few hours after the Russian ambassador was killed. Syria and Cuba Increase Cooperation in Several Sectors 20 de diciembre de 2016, 10:00Damascus, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian minister of Industry, Ahmad al Hamu, has had talks with the Cuban ambassador in Damascus, Rogerio Santana, on ways to boost cooperation in the pharmaceutical, agricultural and food industries. Terror, Syria Issue Bring Together, Russia, Turkey and Iran in Moscow Moscow, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) A few hours after the shocking assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, the foreign ministers of Russia, Turkey and Iran are meeting here to discuss the fight against terrorism and the Syrian conflict. UN General Assembly Honors Fidel Castro United Nations, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations General Assembly has paid tribute to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, who died on November 25th. Russia Taking Attack on its Ambassador to U.N. Security Council Moscow, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Russia will take to the U.N. Security Council the assassination of its Ambassador in Turkey, Andrei Karlov, that has received worldwide condemnation and President Vladimir Putin called it a provocation. New Gambian President Ready to Take Office Banjul, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Gambia''s president-elect Adama Barrow said he is ready to take office in January, despite salient president Yahya Jammeh said he rejects the electoral results. Syrian Govt. Guarantees 80 percent of Humanitarian Aid 19 de diciembre de 2016, 15:04United Nations, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian government has guaranteed 80 percent of the humanitarian aid delivered for more than five years of conflict, informed today Bashar Jaafari, Syrian ambassador to the UN. Killed Russian Ambassador to Turkey Ankara, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) The Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov died today after being shot by lone gunman during the opening of the major art exhibition hall Cagdas Sanatlar Merkezi in this capital. UN Requests Urgent Financial Help for 1.6 Million Palestinians Jerusalem, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations requested the international community for financial contribution, to help 1.6 million Palestinians in a situation of high vulnerability, something that will require at least 547 million dollars. UN Celebrates National Consensus Government Formed in Lebanon United Nations Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary General of the UN, Ban Ki-moon, celebrated today the formation in Lebanon of a national consensus government and urged its political leaders to advance to the nation''s unity. U.N. Observers to Monitor Evacuation in Aleppo, Syria 19 de diciembre de 2016, 11:33United Nations, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) After closed door negotiations on Sunday in which Russia played a key role in changing France''s initial proposal, the U.N. Security Council passed unanimously today a resolution to deploy international observers to monitor the evacuation of civilians from Eastern Aleppo, Syria. Syria Demands That UN Implement Resolutions Against Terror Damascus, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates has sent a diplomatic note to the United Nations and the President of the Security Council asking them to implement their resolutions against terrorism, according media reports. Syrian journalists denounce detention of reporter in Turkey Damascus, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) The Federation of Syrian Journalists has denounced the arrest in Turkey of Husnu Mahali, a reporter and writer for the Syrian Arab News Agency, whose whereabouts is unknown. In a press hangout, the Federation holds the Turkish regime responsible for the Mahali''s professional and personal safety and calls on all Arab and international journalists'' organizations to denounce his arbitrary detention. U.N. Security Council Votes on a New Syria Resolution 19 de diciembre de 2016, 03:45United Nations, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) The U.N. Security Council is voting today a Resolution that was negotiated by its key members for the deployment of international observers in Eastern Aleppo, Syria. Cuban Vaccines against Meningitis Arrive in Syria Damascus, Dec 18 (Prensa Latina) Syrian authorities announced today the arrival of 293,650 doses of Cuban vaccines against meningitis, valued at $930,000 USD. Last Group of Extremists Leaves Aleppo, Syria Damascus, Dec 18 (Prensa Latina) Military sources said today that 25 buses began the evacuation of the last extremists in the city of Aleppo in operations led by the Syrian Arab Red Crescent and the International Red Cross. The IAEA's Head Praises Iran's Commitment to Nuclear Deal Tehran, Dec 18 (Prensa Latina) The Director of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Yukiya Amano, who''s visiting Iran, praised today this country''s fulfillment of its commitments with the Nuclear Agreement its Government struck with six world powers. Iran Pardons More than 1,200 Prisoners on Mohammed's Birthday 17 de diciembre de 2016, 14:44Tehran, Dec 17 (Prensa Latina) Iran began to release today 1,231 prisoners, pardoned by the supreme leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, on the occasion of the birthday anniversary of Prophet Mohammed, the most worshiped figure in Islam. UN Calls to Save Two-State Solution in Palestinian Issue United Nations, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) Countries of the five continents urged at the UN Security Council today to save through concrete actions the two-state solution, one Palestinian and another one Israeli, living peacefully under internationally recognized borders. A Dozen Soldiers Killed in Terrorist Attack in Burkina Faso 16 de diciembre de 2016, 17:04Ouagadougou, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) Twelve soldiers were killed in an attack by an extremist group at a military base in northern Burkina Faso, near the border with Mali, security sources informed. Call in the UN to Save Solution between Israel and Palestine 16 de diciembre de 2016, 16:30United Nations, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) Countries from the five continents of the world called Friday to save the solution of Palestine and Israel in the United Nations Security Council by means of concrete actions to turn these two countries and peoples to peacefully live under internationally recognized borders. Bomb Attack Wounds Three People in Syria 16 de diciembre de 2016, 14:51Damascus, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) A suicidal attacker exploded a bomb today at a police station in the central neighborhood Al Midan, in this capital, according to reports by the television and the newspaper Al Watan. Turkey to Cooperate with Iran in Evacuating Aleppo Ankara, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) Turkish prime minister, Binali Yildrim has talked by telephone today with the first deputy president of Iran, Eshaq Jahangiri to offer his help in search of a solution for the evacuation of the Syrian city of Aleppo. Oil Prices At 17-Month High London, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices rose today to near 17-month high on expectations of a reduction in global supply if producing nations abide by the OPEC agreement. Iran Reiterates Need to Stop Arms Supply to Syrian Opposition Tehran, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) Iran reiterated today that the Syrian crisis will end when the West and Arab countries of the Persian Gulf stop supporting and supplying weapons to opponents whose setbacks in Aleppo have now triggered nervousness in their sponsors. Syrian Reporter Imprisoned in Turkey Transferred to Hospital 16 de diciembre de 2016, 09:07Damascus, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) Hosni Mahli, a correspondent for the Syrian News Agency (SANA) has been transferred to hospital after interrogation at Turkish police headquarters, local media reports today. UN Security Council Discusses Israeli-Palestinian Conflict United Nations, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) The UN Security Council is celebrating today its monthly analysis of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, in a scenario marked by the existence of two draft resolutions aimed at resolving the dispute. Syria: Armed Extremists Break Agreement and Stop Leaving Aleppo 16 de diciembre de 2016, 07:23Aleppo, Syria, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) The armed extremists refused to return the soldiers they have kidnapped, shot the evacuation corridor in Ramuseh and suspended the evacuation of those remaining in Aleppo, military sources told Prensa Latina today. OIC Calls for Emergency Ministerial Meeting on Aleppo 16 de diciembre de 2016, 00:45Riyadh, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has called the foreign ministers of its 57 countries to an emergency meeting next week to address the situation in the Syrian city of Aleppo. Number of South Sudanese Children Soldiers Reaches 17,000 15 de diciembre de 2016, 16:18Juba, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) denounced today that the armed factions that are operating in South Sudan recruited around 17,000 children as soldiers. Turkish Red Crescent Receives 50,000 Refugees from Aleppo 15 de diciembre de 2016, 14:57Ankara, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) State agencies and civilian assistance groups in Turkey are ready to welcome the civilians evacuated from the Syrian city of Aleppo, Red Crescent sources informed today. Syria Reiterates Denunciations of International Support of Terror 15 de diciembre de 2016, 12:21Aleppo, Syria, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Foreign Ministry has reiterated that the international campaign against Syria increases with the clear support of the United States and Western powers for terrorist groups. Saudi Kingdom Will Continue Offensive in Yemen, Rejects Interference 15 de diciembre de 2016, 09:40Riyadh, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) Saudi Arabia will maintain the military option against the Houthis rebels of Ansar Allah in Yemen and is determined to prevent any ''external interference'' in the affairs of the neighboring country, highlighted official circles today. First Armed Terrorists Start Leaving Aleppo Aleppo, Syria, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) The first groups of armed terrorists started leaving Ramuseh, Aleppo, today morning, after the last negotiations come to fruition. Coalition against ISIS to Meet in United Kingdom 15 de diciembre de 2016, 00:21London, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) The international coalition devised to fight the terrorist group Islamic State (ISIS) will meet today in the British capital to assess the next steps in the conflicts in Syria and Iraq, the Defense Ministry announced today. Qatari Prime Minister Advocates New Impulse to Links with Cuba Doha, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) Sheik Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani, the Qatari Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, has advocated giving new impulse to links with Cuba. Syria Reports Arrest of Ankara, Turkey Correspondent 14 de diciembre de 2016, 11:47Damascus, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) Syrian news agency SANA spread today that its correspondent in Ankara, Turkey, Husni Mahalli was arrested and has been impossible to contact him so far. Lebanon, US Talk About Terrorism, Refugees and Aleppo Beirut, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) US Undersecretary of State for Middle Eastern Affairs, Anne Patterson analyzed today the situation of Syrian refugees in Lebanon at times of systematic terrorist activity and worsening of the situation in Aleppo. China Offers Guarantees to Support the Economic Development of Angola Luanda, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) President José Eduardo dos Santos received guarantees from his Chinese counterpart, Xi Xinping, that he will maintain support for the Angolan economic development process, the Angolan Public Television stressed today. Russia Denounces Attack on Aleppo Evacuation Column 14 de diciembre de 2016, 09:05Moscow, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Center for Reconciliation of the parties in conflict in Syria denounced today the attack in eastern Aleppo against a column aimed at evacuating armed renegades to the neighboring province of Idlib. Violence in Northeast Nigeria Severely Damaging Children, Says Unicef 13 de diciembre de 2016, 17:49United Nations, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Children''s Fund (Unicef) warned today that malnutrition and death threaten thousands of children living in northeastern Nigeria, where the Boko Haram terrorist group operates. Russia Affirms at UN that Syrian Govt Controls Eastern Aleppo 13 de diciembre de 2016, 16:15United Nations, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) The ambassador of Russia at the United Nations Vitaly Churkin, stated today at the Security Council that the eastern part of Aleppo is under the control of the Syrian government after a deal with the armed groups for their evacuation from the city. Cuba Rejects Double Standards of Some Arms Producing Nations Geneva, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) Rodolfo Benitez, head of the Cuban delegation to the Fifth Review Conference of the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons has released a statement, which says that Cuba rejects the double standard of some weapon-producing countries, who produce weapons that have devastating effects, but at the same time try to limit the purchase of less sophisticated weapons for self-defense purposes. More Than a Thousand Persons Receive Legal Status in Damascus 13 de diciembre de 2016, 10:46Damascus, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) Syrian authorities have today legalized the social status of 1,500 people in Kanaker, Damascus province, as part of the broad national reconciliation process. Conference in Angola Launches Youth Campaign for Peace 13 de diciembre de 2016, 08:09Luanda, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) The Youth Campaign for Culture of Peace in Central Africa: ''Different words, same language: peace'', is now underway to ensure conflict prevention and a culture of dialogue. Captured Terrorist Confesses Crimes in Aleppo 12 de diciembre de 2016, 12:55Damascus, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) Yousef Fahd Deeb, a terrorist who was captured in Aleppo when he tried to escape with a group of civilians, has confessed today that extremists fighting in the city are receiving full support from Turkey. Russia Announces Rescue of 100,000 Syrians in Aleppo Moscow, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Reconciliation Center in Syria has announced the rescue of around 100,000 people, including 40,484 children, from eastern Aleppo, which is controlled by armed groups. Israel to Receive Its First Stealth Fighter-Bombers Tel Aviv, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) The Israeli air force will receive its first US-made F-35 Lighting II stealth fighters as part of a order of 50 aircraft. Three Angolan Candidates Run for Presidency of Electoral Arbitrator Luanda, Dec 11 (Prensa Latina) Three candidates, including the outgoing president, are running for the presidency of the Electoral National Commission (CNE) of Angola, which will have next year''s elections as an immediate challenge. Pakistani Ship Rescues 41 Yemenis after Shipwreck Islamabad, Dec 11 (Prensa Latina) A Pakistani Navy ship rescued 41 Yemenis after a shipwreck some 30 nautical miles northeast of the island of Socotra, in the Gulf of Aden, Geo TV reported on Sunday. Syrian Army Occupies New Zones in Eastern Aleppo 11 de diciembre de 2016, 09:21Damascus, Dec 11 (Prensa Latina) Units of the Syrian Army and the allied militias totally occupied the neighborhoods of Al Assila and Karm al Da on Sunday, so they are tightening the net around the terrorist groups, military sources confirmed. Nigeria Warns Over Terrorist Attacks in Christmas 11 de diciembre de 2016, 00:20Juba, Dec 11 (Prensa Latina) Nigerian security forces in central Niger, center of the country, have established today strict protection measures to prevent possible terrorist attacks during Christmas celebrations, reported the Army today. USA Announces Sending of 200 Additional troops to Syria 10 de diciembre de 2016, 12:09Washington, Dec 10 (Prensa Latina) US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced that his country will send 200 additional troops to Syria to contribute to the removal of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (EI) of Raqqa province. Russia Liberates Civilians in Syria Moscow, Dec 10 (Prensa Latina) Nearly 18,000 civilians were able to escape from areas under the control of armed groups in the eastern part of Aleppo, with the help of the Russian Reconciliation Center in Syria. Russia and Venezuela Condemn UN Resolution against Syria United Nations, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) Russia and Venezuela criticized here a resolution passed to allegedly end the humanitarian conflict in Syria, while pointing out the lack of assessment and the double standards on the issue. Suicide Attack Causes 30 Deaths in Nigeria 09 de diciembre de 2016, 17:29Juba, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) Two Nigerian girls carrying explosives detonated them today in a suicide operation, inside a market in Madagali, northeast of the country, and caused the death of 30 people and several injured, a military spokesman said here Friday. IOM : Turkey Relocates More Than 20,000 Refugees in 2016 Ankara, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) The Mission in Turkey of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has facilitated the relocation of more than 20 thousand refugees in 2016, according to data provided today. Cuban Special Development Zone to Contract Foreign Workers 09 de diciembre de 2016, 11:56Havana, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) A resolution by the Cuban Labor and Social Security Ministry (MTSS) will allow foreign persons who are not resident in Cuba to work in the Special Development Zone of Mariel. Russia Assists Civilians After Escaping Terrorists in Aleppo 09 de diciembre de 2016, 10:49Moscow, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Center for Reconciliation of the Conflicting Parties in Syria reported today on the aid provided to more than eight thousand people who escaped from the eastern part of the city of Aleppo. Russia Criticizes Arms Supplies From US to Terrorists in Syria Moscow, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) Russia has criticized the lifting of the ban on the supply of weapons to extremist formations in Syria by the United States. International Coalition Bombing Kill 20 in Syria 09 de diciembre de 2016, 10:00Damascus, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) Syria denounced today the aircrafts from the international coalition led by United States killed 20 and an undetermined number of wounded in areas of Raqqa province. South Africa to Benefit Greatly with Cuban Technicians, Minister Says Pretoria, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) South African Public Works Minister, Thulas Nxesi, has said that his country will benefit greatly from the program of the Cuban Technical Advisers. Syrian Army Continues Operations to Increase Evacuations in Aleppo 08 de diciembre de 2016, 16:54Damascus, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian army continues operations to evacuate civilians from the eastern communities of Aleppo, still controlled by terrorists, following the swift advance of its troops across the region. Red Cross Asks Tel Aviv to Lift the Blockade Strip of Gaza, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Mamadou Sow, delegate of the International Red Cross in the Strip of Gaza, asked the authorities of Tel Aviv Thursday to lift all the restrictions imposed since 2007 to the Palestinian population in this enclave. Russia Exhibits Cuban Pharmaceutical Products Moscow, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuban medicine displayed its best progress and competitive qualities during a special exhibition in the framework of Health Week in Russia, an event held at the Expocenter exhibition center. IATA Predicts Lower Earnings for Region's Airlines in 2017 08 de diciembre de 2016, 12:11Bogota, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Latin American airline revenues will fall by 100 million dollars in 2017, according to the predictions of the regional division of the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Syria Describes Statement by International Red Cross as Unacceptable 08 de diciembre de 2016, 11:51Damascus, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Syria has described a recent statement by the International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva as ''deception in favor of terrorist organizations and their attacks on health centers.'' Dozens of Iraqi Killed in Air Raid Against IS 08 de diciembre de 2016, 11:43Baghdad, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Dozens of civilians have been killed in the western town of Qaim in a bombing attack against Islamic State (IS), attributed to the international coalition and the Iraqi army. Russia to Reinforce Security in Its Military Bases in Syria Moscow, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Russia will reinforce security in its military facilities in Syria by sending two special battalions, East and West, local media reported on Thursday. Thousands of People Pay Tribute to Fidel Castro in Namibia Pretoria, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of people have gathered in Windhoek for a solemn evening of remembrance for Cuban leader, Fidel Castro, led by Namibian President, Hage Geingob. Syria: President Calls External Project against the Nation a Failure 08 de diciembre de 2016, 09:01Damascus, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) President Bashar al-Assad said that the failure of the West in the battle of Aleppo meant the collapse of the foreign project against Syria, in statements released today by the national daily Al Watan. Syrian Troops Advance in Aleppo, Says Russia Moscow, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Center for Reconciliation of Syrian rival parties said today that 47 communities in the eastern area of Aleppo have been recovered. Ghana Holds Presidential Elections 07 de diciembre de 2016, 16:46Accra, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) Ghana went to the polls today in an election in which the incumbent, President, John Dramani Mahama, is seeking reelection. Russia Rules Out Talks with Armed Groups in Aleppo 07 de diciembre de 2016, 10:48Moscow, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) Russia considered unlikely any negotiation with armed groups concentrated in the eastern part of the Syrian city of Aleppo, where government troops have freed 35 neighborhoods in recent days. Geingob: Cuba and Fidel Defended Namibia When No One Did It Windhoek, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) Namibia''s President, Hage Geingob, stated that Cuba and Fidel Castro are very dear in the country because they defended the people and ''educated other 3,000 when no one else was willing to support us.'' More than 82,000 Displaced People During Offensive in Mosul 06 de diciembre de 2016, 17:42United Nations, Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) More than 82,000 people have been internally displaced in the last seven weeks, in the context of the military operations to expel the Islamic State (IS) from Mosul, the United Nations (UN) said today. Iraqi Forces Go on in Southwest of City of Mosul Baghdad, Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) The Iraqi governmental military forces are making progress in their offensive towards the center of the city of Mosul, after they crossed one of the bridges over the Tigris River, in the southwest of Mosul, despite they found a great resistance by the members of the Islamic State (DAESH in Arabic). Lebanese Municipality Pays Tribute to Fidel Castro By Ulises Canales Nabatieh, Lebanon, Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) A mural with an image of Fidel Castro and a greeting to Cuba has until today dominated the central square of Nabatieh, a Lebanese municipality. China Against Politicization of Humanitarian Situation in Syria 06 de diciembre de 2016, 08:18Beijing, Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) China''s permanent representative to the United Nations (UN), Liu Jieyi, called on the Security Council to avoid politicizing the humanitarian situation in Syria. UN Warns on Complex Global Humanitarian Situation United Nations, Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) Wars, political unstability and the actions by terrorist groups incerase human suffering to unprecedented levels in the last 7 decades, United Nations stated Monday. UN Unable to Access Occupied Eastern Areas in Syrian Aleppo United Nations, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) The United nations (UN) and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent continue unable to access, with humanitarian aid, the eastern areas in Aleppo, which continue occupied by armed groups, a spokesperson said here today. Zuma: Mandela raised South Africa Over Apartheid's Ashes Pretoria, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) President Jacob Zuma said today that Nelson Mandela, the first president of a free and democratic South Africa, laid the foundations for raising a young nation over the ashes of apartheid. Russia Denounces Attacks Against its Doctors in Syria Moscow, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) Russia has denounced the West''s indirect participation in an attack against its doctors in the eastern part of the Syrian city of Aleppo, which left one dead and two wounded. Syrian TV Shows Mercenaries Caught in Aleppo 05 de diciembre de 2016, 10:18Damascus, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) Syrian TV has aired the testimonies of two injured terrorists captured in Aleppo, who have confirm that mercenaries from Turkey and Turkistan are fighting there. Iran Promises Decisive Response to any Violation of Nuclear Agreement 05 de diciembre de 2016, 01:11Tehran, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) President Hassan Rouhani warned today that Iran will give a decisive response to any violation of the nuclear agrteement signed with six world powers, while parliament demanded proper actions against the United States for prolonging the sanctions. Palestinians in Lebanon Say Farewell to Fidel Castro 04 de diciembre de 2016, 15:25Beirut, Dec 4 (Prensa Latina) Palestinian professionals graduated from univesities and institutes in Cuba, said farewell to Fidel Castro, with the commitment to keep his ideals alive. Minimum Temperatures up to Minus Two Degrees in Damascus 04 de diciembre de 2016, 10:53Damascus, Dec 4 (Prensa Latina) The minimum temperatures in Damascus, Syria, and even close to the capital, will go down to less than 2 Celsius degrees starting next Wednesday, as an unusual standard for this time of the year. International Push Aims to Protect Endangered Heritage 03 de diciembre de 2016, 20:45Abu Dhabi, Dic 3 (Prensa Latina)Representatives of around 40 countries today approved plans to establish a fund to protect heritage sites in war zones. Russia Ministry of Defence: UK Not Providing Aid to Aleppo 03 de diciembre de 2016, 20:31Moscow,Dic 3 (Prensa Latina) Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said that the claims of UK Prime Minister Theresa May regarding Russia''s alleged interference in humanitarian aid supplies in Syria''s Aleppo are groundless and Britain should stop getting in the way of Russia supplying aid to Syria, especially since it does not supply any aid of its own. Gabon Postpones Legislative Elections For Lack of Money 03 de diciembre de 2016, 19:12Libreville,Dic 3 (Prensa Latina) Gabon has postponed its legislative elections set for December 27 until next July, citing lack of funds. Two Migrants Killed in Train Accident in Austria 03 de diciembre de 2016, 16:34Vienna,Dic 3 (Prensa Latina) Two suspected migrants were killed Saturday and a third was seriously injured in an accident as they hid in a cargo train from Italy to Austria, police said. Russian Demining Unit Sent to Aleppo, Syria 02 de diciembre de 2016, 18:05Moscow, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) Troops from the International Anti-Mine Center of the Russian Armed Forces flew to the Syrian city of Aleppo from the military airfield of Shkalov today, said the Ministry of Defense (Mindef). Russia Makes USA Responsible for Crisis in Aleppo, Syria 02 de diciembre de 2016, 16:25Moscow, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Serguei Lavrov made the United States responsible for the crisis created in the eastern area in the Syrian city of Aleppo, where the terrorist group Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, formerly known as the Al-Nusra Front. Gambian President Admits Electoral Defeat 02 de diciembre de 2016, 16:09Banjul, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) Gambian President Yahya Jammeh admitted his electoral defeat in the recent elections in this African country Friday, after the victory of his contender Adama Barrow, representative of the United Democratic Party, was published. Syrian Army Retakes New Areas in Aleppo Damascus, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian army retook control of the Aleppo international airport today, consolidating its positions in the Taril al Bab and Al Helwaniyah neighborhoods, military sources informed. U.N. Doubles Humanitarian Appeal for Nigeria to One Billion Abuja,Dec 2 (Prensa Latina)The United Nations has doubled its humanitarian funding appeal for northeast Nigeria to $1 billion in 2017 in a bid to reach nearly 7 million people hit by the Islamist terror group Boko Haram insurgency who need life-saving help, it said today. EUROPOL Terror Warning: ISIS Plots Brutal Killings in Europe Amsterdam,Dic 2 (Prensa Latina) Europol said that in the wake of murderous attacks in Belgium and France, terrorists are very likely to strike again in the near future. Angolan Youth Decorates Fidel Castro Luanda, Dec 2nd (Prensa Latina) The National Youth Committee of the ruling Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (JMPLA) have posthumously decorated the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, whose ashes will arrive in the eastern city of Santiago de Cuba tomorrow. Russia Is Unaware of UN Aid Mission in Aleppo Moscow, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Ministry of Defense said that it was not aware of a UN humanitarian aid mission in the eastern part of Aleppo, as announced by the organization''s humanitarian mission in Syria. Russia Reinforces Help to Solve Crisis in Alepo, Syria Moscow, Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Defense Ministry highilghted its intention to reinforce the items to solve the humanitarian situation of civilians in Syria, and eliminate the terrorist groups now concentrated in the city of Alepo. Sudanese Police Break up Demonstration against Cost of Living 01 de diciembre de 2016, 15:08Khartoum, Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) The Sudanese police broke up, with tear gas, a demonstration by hundreds of people against increase of the prices of basic products and the decision to suspend subsidies to fuels and electricity. Senior US Senators Try to Amend Law against Saudi Arabia 01 de diciembre de 2016, 15:06Washington, Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) Two Republican senators are pushing today for an amendment to a legislation passed in September allowing the families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia in U.S. court. Running Legend Gebrselassie Promises to Clean Ethiopia Athletics 01 de diciembre de 2016, 13:23Montecarlo,Dic 1 (Prensa Latina) Retired running legend Haile Gebrselassie who has been elected president of the Ethiopian Athletics Federation promises to clean the image of the federation. Lebanese Army Chief Labels Fidel Castro a World Symbol Beirut, Dec 1st (Prensa Latina) Lebanese army commander, General Jean Kahwagi asserted today that Fidel Castro was a great leader and a symbol of contemporary history, while Druze politician, Walid Jumblatt, praised his solidarity with the Arab people. Iran Says in OPEC's Decision Prevailed Economic Sense 01 de diciembre de 2016, 12:20Tehran, Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) Iran praised today that the ''economic sense'' prevailed in the decision of the 171 ordinary ministerial meeting of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) of reducing production as of 2017. Greece: Refugees and Migrants Relocated Due to Low Temperatures 01 de diciembre de 2016, 12:18Athens, Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) Greek authorities and humanitarian organizations reported today that they have moved thousands of migrants from a camp at the foot of Mount Olympus, in the center of the country, to hotels and apartments, due to the worsening of weather conditions. UAE Grants Citizenship to 97 Children Born to Emirate Mothers 01 de diciembre de 2016, 11:43Abu Dahbi, Dec 1st (Prensa Latina) Government circles in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) today presented as evidence of the country''s interest in its citizen''s welfare, security and stability, the granting of citizenship to 97 children of Emirate mothers married to foreigners. Human Ancestor Lucy Spent Much of Her Time in Trees, Study Says Washington,Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) ''Lucy'', the ancient ancestor of modern humans, probably spent at least a third of her day nesting in trees, according to new research unveiled today. Namibia Declares Three Days of Mourning After Fidel Castro's Death Windhoek, Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) The Namibian government has declared three days of mourning, as of today, for the death of Cuban leader, Fidel Castro. Attack against ISIS in Mosul Leaves 76,000 Displaced People 30 de noviembre de 2016, 16:58United Nations, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Humanitarian Affairs Office (OCHA) has pointed out that 76,000 people have escaped from the Iraqi city of Mosul in the last weeks, since the start of military operations to expel Islamic State (ISIS) from the city. Rwanda Opens Investigation on Role of France in Genocide 30 de noviembre de 2016, 15:19Kigali, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) The authorities of Rwanda are investigating 20 French citizens under the suspicion of having links with genocide acts in 1994, which caused between 800,000 and 1,000 000 dead people in this African country. Angolan Vice President Visits Cuba to Pay Homage to Fidel Castro 30 de noviembre de 2016, 14:31Luanda, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) Angolan Vice-President Manuel Domingos Vicente has traveled today to Cuba to attend the ceremonies of homage to the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, whose ashes are transferred to the eastern city of Santiago de Cuba. Nigeria Calls for Internal Resolution to Sudanese Crisis 30 de noviembre de 2016, 13:40Abuja, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) The South Sudan peace process will be more effective if it is implemented without external intervention, only with that of the country''s own leaders, stated Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, quoted by Vanguard newspaper. Hungary: Syrian Native Gets 10 Year Sentence for Border Unrest 30 de noviembre de 2016, 13:30Budapest, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) A Syrian citizen was sentenced on terrorism charges to 10 years in prison by a Hungarian court for using a megaphone to threaten police officers, the Szeged court announced today. OPEC Accepts Reduction of Oil Production Vienna, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has agreed to cut daily crude production by 1.2 million barrels, as President Mohammed Al-Sada reported. Indonesia Police Reveal Scope of Foiled Jakarta Terror Plot 30 de noviembre de 2016, 13:10Jakarta,Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) The plot was foiled when anti-terror police arrested 4 persons. Turkey Remains Silent on Its Goals in Syria 30 de noviembre de 2016, 12:52Ankara, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) Russia reacted today in regards to the remarks made by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan about the Syrian government, and demanded an explanation from the Turkish Executive, but so far he has preferred to remain silent. Thousand Civilians Evacuated From Aleppo, Syria 30 de noviembre de 2016, 12:41Damascus, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) More than 5,000 people, including 3,000 children, left the eastern areas of Aleppo, Syria, and receive all the humanitarian aid they needed, military sources reported today. Three Thais Plotting Bombings in Bangkok Detained 30 de noviembre de 2016, 12:38Bangkok, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) The Thai police confirmed today the arrest of three individuals for illicit association and possession of explosives, who were allegedly planning an attack in the capital. Chinese President Calls for Priority on Palestinian Agenda 30 de noviembre de 2016, 12:16Beijing, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping called for a top priority on the international agenda, calling it a core issue of the Middle East and a problem that obstructs peace in the region, the government reported today. Russia Rejects False Western Accusations about Syria 30 de noviembre de 2016, 11:28Moscow, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Defense Ministry (MINDEF) rejected accusations from the West about attacks on civilians in the Syrian city of Aleppo and called for the reality of what has been done so far by the Syrian army. Qatar Gives Tribute to Fidel Castro Doha, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) Qatari news media highlighted the speech pronounced by senior Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, father of the Head of State of Qatar, in a tribute to Cuban Revolution historical leader Fidel Castro after his death in Havana. ANC Pays Tribute to Fidel Castro in S.A. Provinces 30 de noviembre de 2016, 10:13Pretoria, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) The African National Congress (ANC) will pay tribute today to the Cuban Revolution leader, Fidel Castro in the South African provinces of Western Cape and Gauteng. Hamad bin Khalifa: Fidel Castro Left his Imprint on the World 30 de noviembre de 2016, 00:36Havana, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) The Emir Father of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani said here that Fidel Castro is in a high place among the great leaders of the liberation of the 20th Century. Fidel Devoted His Life to Defend the Rights of the Oppressed 30 de noviembre de 2016, 00:18Havana, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) Fidel Castro is a person who devoted his life to defend the rights of the oppressed and the struggle against colonialism, the vice president of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Majid Ansari, said today. Algerian Representative: Fidel Castro will Remain a Legend 30 de noviembre de 2016, 00:09Havana, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) President of the Council of the People''s Democratic Republic of Algeria, Abdelkader Ben Salat considered today that the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, lived like a giant and his legacy of freedom and sacrifice will transcend the next generations. Jacob Zuma: Fidel Castro Has Fought a Huge Battle Havana, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) South African President Jacob Zuma stated during the cultural-political ceremony in a posthumous tribute to the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, that his death is a painful loss for all Africans. Jacob Zuma: Fidel Castro Has Fought a Good Battle 29 de noviembre de 2016, 21:38Havana, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) South African President, Jacob Zuma, has said during the cultural political act in a posthumous tribute to the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, that his death is a painful loss for the Africans. Al-Mayadeen Channel Broadcasts Mourning for Fidel Castro's Death Beirut, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) The death of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, continues to grab media, radio and TV broadcasters in the Middle East today. Zimbabwe's President Thanks Fidel Castro for His Contributions Havana, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe, has thanked the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, for the contributions he made to his country and the African people. Pakistani Newspaper: Fidel Castro Leaves a Deep Mark 29 de noviembre de 2016, 11:12Islamabad, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) The historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, leaves a deep mark on the world due to his values and defense of independence, according to Pakistani newspaper, Dawn, published today. Kenya and Uganda Launch NEC Master Plan 28 de noviembre de 2016, 16:14Nairobi, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) Kenya and Uganda launched today the Northern Economic Corridor Master Plan, which provides a model for the development of transport infrastructure linking East African countries. Fidel Castro Is Unforgettable to Angola, Says Vice President Luanda, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) Angolan Vice President Manuel Vicente asserted today that the recently deceased historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro was unforgettable to Angola, because he helped maintain independence and territorial integrity. Nigerian Army Kills Boko Haram Terrorists 28 de noviembre de 2016, 11:56Abuja, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) The Nigerian army has killed 30 members of the Boko Haram terrorist group in fighting in the northeast state of Borno, according to an official in the town of Gwoza. Syrian Army Advances in Aleppo, Two Thousand Civilians Evacuated 28 de noviembre de 2016, 11:22Damascus, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian army continues its advance on the east of Aleppo and has announced that about two thousand residents, including 800 children, have been able to evacuate. Fidel Castro Unites Palestinians and Lebanese of Different Factions Lebanon, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) Palestinians and Lebanese who graduated from Cuban universities have demonstrate their gratitude to the Revolution and its historic leader, Fidel Castro, whom they described as inspiring and a defender of Arab causes. Venezuela and Algeria Define Strategy for Oil Prices Caracas, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela and Algeria have agreed in a joint strategy to defend the oil price at the meeting of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), scheduled to take place in Vienna, Austria, on November 30th, according to the Twitter account of Venezuelan Oil Minister, Eulogio Del Pino, who posted the news after a meeting with the African country''s energy minister, Noureddine Boutarfa. Palestinian President Expresses Condolences over Fidel's Death 0Ramallah, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Palestinian National Authority, Mahmud Abbas, on Saturday expressed ''his deepest condolences'' over the death of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro. Lebanon and Persian Gulf Arab Countries Mourn Fidel Castro 26 de noviembre de 2016, 17:13Beirut, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) Lebanese President Michel Aoun sent his condolences to Cuban President Raul Castro for the death of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, a gesture that Arab monarchs from the Persian Gulf followed. Iranian Foreign Minister Offers Condolences for Death of Fidel Castro Tehran, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) The office of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif conveyed its condolences to Cuban Ambassador in Tehran Vladimir Gonzalez for the death of the historic leader of the Cuban revolution Fidel Castro. Fidel, Father of Cuban Revolution, Algerian Newspaper Says Algiers, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) El Moudjahid, the main Algerian newspaper, has described today Fidel Castro as the father of the Cuban Revolution. Syrian Media Highlight Fidel's Transcendence Damascus, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) Syrian media and major figures have highlighted the transcendence of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, who died on Friday at the age of 90. Crisis in Yemen to be Main Topic at Persian Gulf Arab Summit 26 de noviembre de 2016, 00:16Manama, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) The war in Yemen and the possible political alternatives to solve it will be the main topic during the debates of the next regular summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), to be held in December in Bahrain, diplomatic sources announced today. More than 8,000 Sudanese People in Europe This Year 25 de noviembre de 2016, 17:31Khartoum, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) More than 8,000 Sudanese citizens arrived in Europe this year, crossing the Red Sea in a dangerous trip, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) reported today. Some 346,000 Immigrants Crossed the Mediterranean Sea, Says IOM 25 de noviembre de 2016, 17:24Geneva, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) Some 345,676 immigrants and refugees crossed the Mediterranean Sea to reach Europe so far this year, said today the International Organization for Migration (IOM). Cuban Minister Confirms that Cuban Doctors are Appreciated in Qatar Doha, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Minister of Foreign Affairs Bruno Rodriguez said today that he confirmed that the Cuban doctors are appreciated in Qatar during a meeting with more than 460 health professionals serving in Dukhan. Cold Weather Kills 20 Refugges in North Afghanistan Kabul, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) Cold weather and freezing temperatures that engulfed a remote northern province in Afghanistan this week killed at least 20 people, all of them internally displaced including several children, Afghan officials said today. Vietnamese President Concludes Tour in Madagascar Hanoi, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam''s President, Tran Dai Quang, will attend as of tomorrow the 16th Summit of French Speaking Countries in Madagascar, according to today''s press reports. France: Suspects in Planned Terrorist Attack Appear in Court 25 de noviembre de 2016, 11:08Paris, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) Five suspects who planned an attack on France will appear today before an anti-terrorist judge to begin the legal proceedings against them, the French prosecutor François Molins has said in a statement to the media. Angola Dismantles Network of False National Bank Officials Luanda, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) The National Bank of Angola (NBA) announced today that it has dismantled a network of criminals who posed as officials of the financial institution and were extorting citizens and companies. Iran Condemns Attack on Shiite Pilgrims in Iraq 24 de noviembre de 2016, 17:15Tehran, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Iran strongly condemned today the terrorist attack carried out using a truck bombing on Shiite pilgrims in southeastern Iraq, killing some 100 people, most of them Iranians. South Sudan Aviation Employees Threaten to Go on Strike 24 de noviembre de 2016, 16:40Juba, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Civil aviation employees in the western state of Bahr el Ghazal threatened today with going on strike over delays in payments for four months. US-Led Coalition Bombing Kills Ten Syrian Civilians 24 de noviembre de 2016, 15:02Damascus, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) The fighter-bombers of the US-led coalition killed 10 Syrians in attacks against tents of displaced people that are trying toe escape the terrorist actions by then Islamic State (IS) in the north of the city of Raqa. Hungary Approves Free Visas for Ukrainians Budapest, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) The Hungarian government today approved a resolution granting Ukrainian citizens free long-term visas that will be valid in Hungary but not in the rest of the European Union. The Sahara Desert Was Turned to Humid, says Study Washington, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) As recently as 5,000 years ago, the Sahara â€'' today a vast desert in northern Africa, spanning more than 3.5 million square miles â€'' was a verdant landscape, with sprawling vegetation and numerous lakes. International Forum Against Terrorism Concludes in China 24 de noviembre de 2016, 11:42Beijing, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Around 120 military and police representatives from 26 countries will today conclude an international forum on anti-terrorism strategy in cities. Kuwaitis Must Prove Citizenship to Vote in Parliamentary Elections 24 de noviembre de 2016, 11:02Kuwait, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Kuwait''s Interior Ministry has urged citizens voting in the elections on November 26th to carry their original citizenship cards to be stamped by a judge. Arab Gulf Radio Launched in Bahrain, Step Towards Regional Union 24 de noviembre de 2016, 10:33Manama, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member countries have officially launched the Arab Gulf Radio station in Bahrain before their foreign ministers meet today to discuss regional integration, security and unity. Angola Reaffirms Commitment to Peace and Stability in CAR Luanda, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) The Angolan Foreign Minister Georges Chikoty reaffirmed that Angola will continue to support the process of consolidation of peace and stability taking place in the Central African Republic (CAR). Forum in Chad on Vertical HIV Transmission in Africa Luanda, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Some 100 specialists and health professionals of 21 countries of West and Central Africa will meet as of today in N''Djamena, Chad to eliminate vertical transmission of HIV, informed Angolan Public Television (TPA). Possible Targets of Terrorist Attacks in France Revealed Paris, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) The group of terrorist suspects dismantled in France recently planned to attack various public sites in and around the capital city, including police and judicial offices, according to the investigation results published today by the media. UN Calls for Actions to End Israeli Occupation of Palestine United Nations, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) United Nations Assistant Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs Stephen O''Brien urged today the Security Council to take actions seeking the end of the Israeli occupation of Palestine, prevailing almost for 50 years. Russia Urges Assurances for Syrians as Condition for Ceasefire Moscow, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Ministry of Defense said today that assurance of real aid for civilians in the eastern region of the Syrian city of Aleppo is necessary as a condition for a new pause in the fighting for humanitarian purposes. Norway Court Approves Extraditing Cleric Mullah Krekar to Italy Oslo, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) Norwegian judges confirmed on Friday that all conditions had been met to extradite Krekar to Italy, where he would face terror-related charges. First Qatar Ladies Golf Open This Week 23 de noviembre de 2016, 12:05Doha, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) The maiden Qatar Ladies Open (QLO) will serve up a four-day flurry of fun for friends and families, as supreme golf meets an action-packed programme of off-course activities and entertainment. Africa-Arab Countries Summit in Session in Ecuatorial Guinea Malabo, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) The VIIV Africa-Arab Countries Summit begins today at the Conference Hall of the city of Sipopo with a welcome address by Equatorial Guinea''s President, Teodoro Obiang Nguema, to 66 leaders from the two regions. Qatar's Emir Reiterates Willingness to Expand Cooperation with Cuba Doha, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) Qatari Emir, Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani, has reaffirmed today the willingness to strengthen and expand cooperation relations with Cuba, after welcoming here Cuban Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla. Cuba and South Africa Sign Cooperation Agreement in Basic Education 23 de noviembre de 2016, 10:10Pretoria, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and South Africa have signed a cooperation agreement in Basic Education, joining to the existing ones in health, water resources, human settlements and professional training on the island. More than 6 million people Live with HIV in S.A. Pretoria, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) About 6.75 million people are now living with HIV in South Africa and from those who have undergone a viral load, more than 80 percent are suppressed. Syrian Army Urges to Allow Civilians Exiting Aleppo 22 de noviembre de 2016, 16:33Damascus, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) The leadership of the Syrian Army urged today the armed extremist groups to allow civilians to exit the eastern neighborhoods in the city of Aleppo and stop taking them as hostages. Almost 70,000 Iraquis Run away because of Combats to Retake Mosul 22 de noviembre de 2016, 15:50United Nations, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) More than 68,000 persons left the northern Iraqi city of Mosul in the context of the military operations to liberate this city from the hands of the Islamic State (Daesh), pointed out today a spokesman of the United Nations. Boko Haram Overruns Villages in Chibok.Nigeria 22 de noviembre de 2016, 12:34Abuja, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina)Boko Haram fighters are overrunning villages near the northeast Nigerian town of Chibok, forcing hundreds of people to flee as they loot and burn in the area from which nearly 300 schoolgirls were kidnapped in 2014, local leaders said today. Cuban Vice-President Meets UAE Minister of Economy Havana, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Council of Ministers'' Vice President, Ricardo Cabrisas, met with the Economy Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bin Saeed Al Mansouri, who is visiting the country with a large business delegation. Syrian President Holds Meeting with Russian Delegation 22 de noviembre de 2016, 11:22Damascus, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad has held a meeting with a Russian delegation led by Deputy prime minister, Dmitry Raguzan, according to media reports in Damscus. Life Sentence for Former Egyptian President Morsi Overturned Cairo, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) Egypt''s appeals court annulled a life sentence imposed on ex-president Mohamed Morsi and 18 others accused of a suspected espionage case in favor of the Palestinian movement Hamas and Iran''s Revolutionary Guard. Syria Denounces Turkish Attack on Civilians North of Aleppo Damascus, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) Turkish planes bombed the village of Al Shiej Nasser, north of the Syrian province of Aleppo, killing seven people and injuring 10 others, military sources reported in Damascus. Held in Damascus Cuba-Syria Solidarity Meeting 21 de noviembre de 2016, 16:32Damascus, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) A solidarity meeting between Syria and Cuba took place today in this capital. The event was coordinated by trade union organizations and the Syria-Cuba Friendship Association. Japanese Military Group Arrives in South Sudan 21 de noviembre de 2016, 15:50Juba, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) A 130-man Japanese military team arrived in South Sudan today in order to join the United Nations peacekeeping mission in this African country (UNMISS). Terrorist Attacks Cause Three Dead and 21 Injured in Damascus 21 de noviembre de 2016, 14:18Damascus, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) Terrorist attacks with rockets and mortar projectiles provoked three dead and 21 injured people in the neighborhoods of Dahiet al Assad, Mezzeh 86 and Mazraa, in this capital, as reported by the Damascus Police Command Monday. United Arab Emirates and Cuba Strengthen Trade Ties Havana, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Cuba have strengthened today their economic relations with a business forum at the Hotel Nacional de Cuba, to discuss opportunities and new ties. Pro-Saudi Military Coalition Finishes Truce in Yemen 21 de noviembre de 2016, 10:21Riyadh, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) The military coalition led by Saudi Arabia against the rebels in Yemen ended the 48-hour truce in the neighboring country this afternoon, ruling out the extension that diplomatic circles hoped to announce today. UN Urges Inclusive Economic Growth in Africa United Nations, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on Africa Industrialization Day economic growth that will enable all people on the continent to realize their potential. Bolton Warns Obama of Possible Deals Affecting Israel 20 de noviembre de 2016, 13:39Washington, Nov 20 (Prensa Latina) Former American ambassador in the UN John Bolton today sent a clear warning message to President Barack Obama to avoid measures that could affect Israel before ending his term. Syria Rejects Categorically 'Autonomous Administration' in Aleppo 20 de noviembre de 2016, 12:52Damascus, Nov 20 (Prensa Latina) Vice-President of the Council of Ministers and Chancellor Walid al-Mualem said today that the idea of an ''autonomous administration'' proposed by Staffan Di Mistura for eastern Aleppo is totally rejected. Syrian Army Neutralizes Terrorist Attacks Close to Damascus 19 de noviembre de 2016, 14:02Damascus, Nov 19 (Prensa Latina) Unites of the Syrian Army ,supported by the artillery, neutralized infiltrations by terrorist groups, in the Syrian southern province of Daraa and zones close to Damascus, the capital, military sources reported here Saturday. South Sudan Rejects Sanctions Planned by the US Juba, Nov 19 (Prensa Latina) The authorities of South Sudan rejected Saturday the snactions against several South Sudanese political chiefs, and the embargo that the United States want to propose to the United Nations Security Council. Humanism in Work of Cuban Hisotrian Eusebio Leal Highlighted Havana, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) The huge work of Eusebio Leal in order to investigate and restore all possible things about the Cuban capital, Havana, is centered on human beings, assured here Adolfo Rubio, president of the Mexican Congress for World Patrimony Friday. FIFA Gianni Infantino Suggests 32 Team Club World Cup in 2019 Barn, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) FIFA President Gianni Infantino says the Club World Cup could expand to a 32-team tournament played in June. 1.2 Million Somalis Affected by Food Insecurity Due to Drought 18 de noviembre de 2016, 14:00Mogadishu, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) Due to the drought, 1.2 million Somalis are now suffering food insecurity, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported today. UN Adopts Cuban Resolutions on Peace and Rejection of Mercenaries 18 de noviembre de 2016, 13:14United Nations, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) The Third Committee of the UN General Assembly has adopted today by large majority two draft resolutions submitted by Cuba, which advocate for the right to peace and reject the use of mercenaries. Cuba Reduces Water Losses with Support from Arab Countries Havana, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has implemented nine projects to reduce water losses with the financial support of Arab nations, amounting to $221 million USD, a sector source said today. Unesco Immaterial Heritage Committee to Meet in Ethiopia París, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) The Intergovernment Committee for the Safeguard of the Immaterial Heritage will hold in Ethiopia its annual meeting in Ethiopia from November 28 to December 2, informed Unesco. COP22: Cuba Reaffirms Commitment to Face Climate Change 17 de noviembre de 2016, 16:51Marrakesh, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) The head of the Cuban delegation to the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP22), Jose Fidel Santana reaffirmed today Cuba''s commitment to fight the climate change. Xenophobic Attacks in the United Kingdom Increase 17 de noviembre de 2016, 16:39London, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) A new attack with acid against a man of Pakistani origin, few days after a similar action against two Polish citizens in this capital, shows a worrying increase of the use of those substances in xenophobic acts, local media outlets said today. Terrorist Actions Caused One Dead and Two Injured in Syria 17 de noviembre de 2016, 15:13Damascus, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) A young farmer died in the northern Syrian province of Hasaka after a mine explosion and two children were injured in Quneitra, about 70km south of Damascus, authorities informed today. Saudi Arabia Urges OPEC to Reduce Oil Production 17 de noviembre de 2016, 15:11Riad, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Saudi Arabia''s Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih stated today that that OPEC should cut oil output to 32.5 million barrels per day (bpd), the lower end of a range agreed in Algeria to balance the market Dutch Prosecutors Fine 5,000 Euro Against Geert Wilders For Hate 17 de noviembre de 2016, 15:10Ámsterdam, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Dutch prosecutors demanded today that the anti-immigration politician Geert Wilders be fined 5,000 euros on charges of hate speech and discrimination. No prison sentence was sought according to local media. Yemen: Islamic Countries Analyze Reprisals against Rebels 17 de noviembre de 2016, 13:47Riyadh, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) The Foreign Ministers from the member countries of the Islamic Cooperation Organization (ICO) are discussing the possible reprisals against Yemeni rebel groups that they accused of throwing a misssile against Mecca, the main sacred place of the Islam. Marrakech Prepares COP22 Final Declaration Marrakech, Morocco, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Delegates at the United Nations Convention of the Parties on Global Warming (COP22) enjoyed the center of the historical Medina, in Marrakesh, a few meters from the emblematic Jamaa el-Fna Square. Russia Denounces Delicate Situation in Mosul, Iraq Moscow, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Russia said today that the situation in Mosul is delicate a month after the beginning of operations by Iraqi troops, supported by the air forces of the United States led coalition. Russian Air Force Eliminates Terrorist Leaders in Syria 17 de noviembre de 2016, 09:37Moscow, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Defense Ministry has announced that they have eliminated important leaders of the terrorist organization Jabhat Al-Nusra. One in 5 Children Displaced in Central African Republic, Says UNICEF United Nations,Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Nearly one in five children in the Central African Republic remain displaced or is a refugee following the violence that has killed thousands of people, the United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) said today. Putin Congratulates Dos Santos on Angolan Independence Anniversary 16 de noviembre de 2016, 17:56Luanda, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) Russian President, Vladimir Putin, sent a message congratulating his Angolan peer, Jose Eduardo Dos Santos, on occasion of the 41st Anniversary of the Independence of Angola, celebrated November 11, reported today the National Radio. IEA: COP21 Emissions Targets Insufficient to Curb Global Warming 16 de noviembre de 2016, 17:04London, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) The International Energy Agency (IEA) reported today that the Greenhouse gas emission targets set by last year''s Paris Agreement on climate change are insufficient to meet the declared goal of keeping global temperature rises to below 2 degrees Celsius. World AIDS Day in Cuba Focuses on Prevention Havana, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuba will be running an extensive activity program as part of World AIDS Day on December 1st, which is focused on prevention, the organizers announced today. Terrorists Suppressed Protest in Aleppo, More Than 25 Killed 16 de noviembre de 2016, 16:45Damascus, Nov. 16 (Prensa Latina) Terrorists have attacked an anti-terrotist protest in Aleppo killing at least 27 people and injuring hundreds, according to military sources. Kenya Requests Support for African Union Chaiperson 16 de noviembre de 2016, 16:44Nairobi, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta has asked his Burundian counterpart, Pierre Nkurunziza, to support his country´s nominatee for Chaiperson of the African Union, according to regional media. Putin: Syria Anti Terror Experience Should Be Introduced In Training Moscow,Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) The Russian president Vldimir Putin called today for using the experience gained in Syria in the training of the armed forces. WHO Condemns Attacks Against Hospitals in Syria 16 de noviembre de 2016, 15:35United Nations, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) has condemned the attacks against hospitals reported in Syria in the past few days, actions that he warned, were sadly increasing. Saudi Arabia Expects to Score with Football Clubs Privatization 16 de noviembre de 2016, 13:37Riad, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina ) Saudi Arabia has taken a step toward its goal to privatize the teams in its top football division, a move which has been tipped to revitalize the sport,according to Pricess Reema bint Bandar Al-Saoud. Protests Against Terrorists in Aleppo, Syria 16 de noviembre de 2016, 09:35Damascus, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of people in Aleppo, 350 kilometers north of Damascus, took to the streets to demand the departure of terrorist groups, despite the threats, as various social media announced on Wednesday. South African Wayne van Niekerk, Best Male Athlete in Rio-2016 Pretoria, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) The South African Wayne van Niekerk, gold medalist and world record holder in the 400 meters, was named best male athlete of the Rio-2016 Olympic Games, according to local media. Russia Rejects Falsehoods From US About its Actions in Syria 16 de noviembre de 2016, 08:40Moscow, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) Russia rejects the falsehoods widespread by the United States regarding the Russian military campaign in the Syrian city of Aleppo, accusing Russia of attacking hospitals in that region. Some 14 Million Displaced Nigerians Need Urgent Aid 16 de noviembre de 2016, 00:02Abuja, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) Some 14 million out of the total number of people displaced by the terrorist actions of the extremist Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram are in urgent need of aid, said an official of the United Nations today. Cape Verde and Cuba Sign Agreement in Sports 15 de noviembre de 2016, 16:29Havana, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) Fernando Elisio Freire, Minister of Sports of Cape Verde, signed an agreement for sports cooperation in this capital Tuesday with the Cuban Institute for Physical Education and Sports (INDER) represented by its president Antonio Becali. Russia 2018 Asian Qualifiers Third Round: UAE 2-0 Iraq 15 de noviembre de 2016, 16:28Abu Dabi,Nov 15 (Prensa Latina)Ahmed Khalil''s thunderous first half volley helped put the United Arab Emirates back in contention for a place at the finals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia as Mahdi Ali''s side secured a 2-0 win over Iraq at the Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium today. Kenya Beat Liberia 1-0 in Friendly 15 de noviembre de 2016, 16:19Nairobi, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) The Kenyan national football team has beaten Liberia 1-0 in a friendly match in Nairobi. Labor Ministers of Gulf Cooperation Council Tackle Common Market 15 de noviembre de 2016, 16:09Riyadh, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) Labor and Social Development ministers of the Arab countries of the Persian Gulf called here today to promote inclusive programs and materialize the common market of the area to achieve full equality among the population in the region. Demonstration in Japan Against New Military Measures 15 de noviembre de 2016, 15:27Tokyo, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of people gathered outside Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe''s office today to demonstrate against the passage of a measure that seeks to increase the tasks of the Self-Defense Forces in a mission abroad. Syrian Army Destroyed Terrorists Tunnel Network 15 de noviembre de 2016, 14:15Damascus, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina)The Syrian army destroyed a network of underground tunnels southwest of Damascus used by terrorists to store and transport weapons, military sources said. Climate Change Summit, a Questioned Reality Marrakech, Morocco, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Summit on Climate Change (COP22) is a reality with participation of more than 60 heads of State and Government and the general will to boost the Paris Agreement, but with many questions. UN Body Warns of Growing Food Shortage in Syria Rome, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) About 9.4 million Syrians need help in the face of a reduction in food production caused by war and unfavorable weather conditions, warned the United Nations agencies: FAO and WFP. Germany Opposes Interference in Turkey's Accession to the EU Ankara, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) European governments should not intervene in the debate on the advisability of ending the accession negotiations with Turkey, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier declared today in Ankara. Syrian Government Assumes Responsibility in the Middle of Imposed War 15 de noviembre de 2016, 11:59Damascus, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian government has efficiently assumed its responsibilities during the war imposed on the country, prime minister, Imad Khamis said in an interview on national television. FAO Representative in Angola Donates Cash Prize to Cuba 15 de noviembre de 2016, 11:50Luanda, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) In the spirit of Cuban solidarity, Guinean engineer Mamoudou Diallo has donated the amount of a special prize he received from FAO to the Cuban government and people. Ban Ki-moon Calls on Trump to Recognize Climate Change Urgency The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said he hopes that Donald Trump understands the urgency and severity of climate change and the fight against it. Russia started attacks on terrorists in Aleppo, Syria Damascus, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) The Russian frigate Admiral Grigorovich, from the naval group led by the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, started an attack with Kalibr missiles against terrorist positions in Aleppo, Syria, as confirmed on Tuesday by military sources. Private Sector and Political Issues in Marrakech 14 de noviembre de 2016, 17:51Por Fausto TrianaMarrakech, Morocco, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) The scenarios were different and the bid by negotiators was sometimes exasperating, but the essential issues about global warming are still intact. Russia Denounces Use of Toxic Substances by Terrorists in Syria 14 de noviembre de 2016, 14:35Moscow, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) Russia denounced today a new incident involving the use of toxic substances by terrorist groups in the eastern side of the Syrian city of Aleppo and urged once more the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to send experts to Syria. 53rd Edition of the Prensa Latina Sports Poll Starts Havana, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) The 53rd edition of the sports poll of Cuban news agency Prensa Latina Starts Monday, to at the end, award the perfor5mances by the best athletes of Latin America and the Caribbean in 2016. Two Hundred Children Could Die in Nigeria From Hunger 14 de noviembre de 2016, 14:00Abuja, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) A new survey from Save the Children has found that up to half of all under-fives are acutely malnourished in some parts of north-east Nigeria where it is feared 200 children could die every day in a hidden hunger crisis. Cigar Lovers Attend Event in Cuba 14 de noviembre de 2016, 12:28Havana, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) An international meeting of Partagas cigar lovers begins in Havana today, confirming the strengthened position of Cuba''s Premium cigars in the world market. Syria Condemns Toxic Gas Terrorist Attack in Aleppo Damascus, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Army General Command today condemned terrorist groups who attacked areas of Naryab, in Aleppo with toxic gases, injuring dozens. Syria: 24-hour Deadline for Terrorists to Surrender in Aleppo Damascus, Nov 13 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Army sent text messages and launched flyers on the eastern districts of Aleppo, offering terrorists 24 hours to surrender or leave the village. Kuwaiti Emir Heads to Morocco for UN Conference on Climate Kuwait, Nov 13 (Prensa Latina) The Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah left to the Kingdom of Morocco to join other leaders who are taking part in a high-level international summit on climate change. Saudi Monarchy Mourns Prince Salman bin Fawaz Riyadh, Nov 13 (Prensa Latina) The Royal Court of Saudi Arabia on Sunday announced the death of another member of the ruling Al-Saud family, a day after the funeral of Prince Turki bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the brother of King Salman bin Abdulaziz. Angolan President Visits Spain Luanda, Nov 13 (Prensa Latina) Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos is on a private visit to Spain, Public Television of Angola reported on Sunday. Climate Change Summit Full of Symbolism Marrakesh, Morocco, Nov 13 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Climate Change Summit (COP22) will be held from Tuesday, November 15, after several days of deliberations at the expert and ministerial level. US Base Attack Kills Four in Afghanistan Kabul, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) Officials in Bagram''s Afghan province confirmed four dead after a rebels attack on a US air base. Syrian Army Recovers New Areas in Aleppo Damascus, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) Syrian army units and allied militias have recovered three new areas in western Aleppo, 350 kilometers north of Damascus, military sources confirmed today. Iran Rules Out Compensation Claimed by Turkey Over Natural Gas Tehran, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) Iran ruled out a payment to Turkey of 25 percent economic compensation for the cut in the export of natural gas to the Eurasian country, which triggered a legal dispute, asserted today an official source. UN Agency Warns of Danger of Famine in South Sudan Juba, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) An official of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) issued an alert on a possible famine caused by the military conflict in South Sudan. Relative Calm Returns to Somalia After Death of 45: UN 12 de noviembre de 2016, 11:23Mogadiscio,Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) Relative calm has returned to central Somali town of Galkayo but tension remains high after sporadic fighting between two rival regional states claimed lives of 45 people after five weeks of fighting, the UN humanitarian agency said on Friday. French Journalist Arrested in Turkey Paris, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) French journalist Olivier Bertrand, who works for the publication ''Les Jours'', was arrested by the Turkish police while covering a news, according to the French press. EAU Calls for Shared Global Responsibility in Planning Future 12 de noviembre de 2016, 11:12Abu Dhabi, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) The Vice-President of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, urged governments, international organizations and private institutions to assume the shared responsibility to plan the future of the world. Uganda Gets First Victory in African Qualifiers for Russia 2018 12 de noviembre de 2016, 10:39Kampala, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) Uganda won over Congo 1-0 y the Russia 2018 World Cup qualifiers. Angola Seeks Support for Mbanza Candidacy to World Heritage Luanda, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) The Angolan government is seeking support to successfully complete its efforts to present the candidacy of the historic city of Mbanza Congo, in the province of Zaire, to World Cultural Heritage. French Prime Minister Admits Terrorist Threat Paris, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) A year after the terrorist attacks in Paris, on November 13th, 2015, the threat of terrorism is still present in France and Europe, said Prime Minister Manuel Valls in an article published on Saturday. Russia is Ready to Extend Humanitarian Pause in Aleppo Moscow, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Defense Ministry (MinDef) announced today its willingness to extend a humanitarian pause in the Syrian city of Aleppo, if the UN supplies food and evacuates wounded and sick from the city''s eastern part. Cuba Gets Ready for World Day of Diabetes Havana, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) With the completion of walks and educational festivals nationwide, Cuba held this Monday the World Diabetes Day, today reported Ileidis Iglesias, Director of the National Institute of Endocrinology. Russia Denounces Provocations Against its Embassies in the West Moscow, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Foreign Ministry denounced today the calls of several Western countries to protest against its embassies and urged to compliance with the Vienna Convention, including the security guarantees for the missions. Donald Trump, a Middle East Love Story? By Ulises Canales Iraqi Elite Forces Resume Offensive and Enter Mosul Baghdad, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) Iraqi Counter-Terrorist Service (CTS) troops resumed today the military operations in Mosul and entered several neighborhoods in that city, supported by the international air forces , while terrorist executed dozens of civilians. Angolan VP Calls to Face Crisis as an Opportunity for Development 11 de noviembre de 2016, 15:55Luanda, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) Vice President Manuel Vicente called on today to face the economic crisis hitting Angola as an opportunity to rectify, do better projects and to face development. The South Centre and FAO Step Up Cooperation 11 de noviembre de 2016, 15:01Marrakech, Marruecos, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) FAO is joining forces with the South Centre, an intergovernmental organization of developing countries, to help the countries of the Global South eliminate hunger and malnutrition, reduce poverty, address climate change and achieve sustainable rural development under the umbrella of South-South cooperation. Iraqi Displaced Flee Mosul to Syrian Towns 11 de noviembre de 2016, 13:06United Nations, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of Iraqi civilians have fled from rural areas of Mosul to Syrian provinces for fear of being considered members of the Islamic State (IS), the United Nations warned today. Germany Extends Military Mission in Turkey Despite Criticism 11 de noviembre de 2016, 12:19Berlin, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) Despite strong criticism from the opposition, a majority in the German parliament have approved the continuation of a controversial mission of German troops stationed at the Incirlik Base in Turkey. Angola Celebrates 41 Years of Independence with Peace, Development 11 de noviembre de 2016, 10:51Luanda, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) Angola today celebrates the 41st anniversary of its independence, on a festive day decorated by the red, black and yellow colors of its flag. Russia Confirms Use of Chemicals by Terrorists in Syria Moscow, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Ministry of Defense (MinDef) has confirmed the use of chemical substances by terrorist groups in the Syrian city of Aleppo, after conducting laboratory tests on launched projectiles. Trump and Waste Problems at COP22 in Marrakesh By Fausto Triana Santiago de Chile, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The UN Conference on Climate Change (COP22) in Marrakech, Morocco, is discussing issues of concern for the future of humanity and have added the topic of Donald Trump to its agenda. Russia Denounces Catastrophic Humanitarian Situation in Mosul, Iraq Moscow, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) Russia denounced the catastrophic humanitarian situation in the Iraqi city of Mosul, described by UN agencies as more serious than the one in the Syrian city of Aleppo, said today the Foreign Ministry. Russian Prime Minister Pays Visit to Israel 10 de noviembre de 2016, 14:25Tel Aviv, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev met with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin today in this capital, as part of his current working visit to this country. Russia Against Humanitarian Pause to Arm Terrorists in Syria Moscow, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Defense Minister rejected the idea to prolong with humanitarian pauses in the Syrian city of Alepo to allow the rearm of terrorists, instead of using the pauses, to supply help for the civilians. Attack Against French Embassy in Greece Causes Injuries 10 de noviembre de 2016, 13:28Athens, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) Unknown attackers threw a grenade against the French Embassy in Greece today, causing wounds to a police officer who was guarding the place, and this was regarded as a terrorist act. COP22 Urges to End Effects of Climate Change in Africa 10 de noviembre de 2016, 13:26Marrakech, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) As part of the parallel activities during the COP22 Conference, renowned personalities met today in order to share their views on the available means to address the risks related to climate change in Africa. Ecuador, United Arab Emirates Strengthen Trade Relations 10 de noviembre de 2016, 12:42Quito, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) The governments of Ecuador and the United Arab Emirates take actions today to strengthen their trade and financial relations, with the signing of a mutual cooperation agreement. Trump Win Raises Fears for the Future of US/Africa Trade Pretoria, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) The victory of Republican Donald Trump in Tuesday''s US elections throws the United States today on a new and uncertain path, warn some observers here who are fearful of the future of trade relations with Africa. Iran Reacts Positively to IAEA Report on Nuclear Pact Tehran, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) Iran has welcomed a recent report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on its nuclear activities, and has reaffirmed its commitment to the agreement signed last year. Lavrov Denounces Double Standards of the West in Syrian Conflict Moscow, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov denounced the double standards of the West when facing actions by terrorist groups in Iraq and Syria. WHO Worried about Consequences of the Battle for Mosul United Nations, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) has expressed its concern about the impact on the population of the fight for the Iraqi city of Mosul. Climate Change Follows Negative Trend 09 de noviembre de 2016, 16:55Por Fausto TrianaSantiago, Chile, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) While political earthquakes keep many countries of the world on tenterhooks, climate change follows its negative trend, sounding alarms again. UN Recognizes Progress in Liberation of Mosul From the Islamic State United Nations, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) The UN Special Representative for Iraq Jan Kubis today congratulated the authorities in Iraq for their progress in the offensive to free Mosul from the Islamic State (IS). Almost 40 Miners Killed in Nigeria 09 de noviembre de 2016, 16:16Abuja, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) An armed group killed 36 miners in an illegal gold mine in Bindim in northern Nigeria, informed police sources today, after reporting 40 dead. Iranian President Regrets Deaths in Karbala 09 de noviembre de 2016, 15:52Tehran, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) President Hassan Rouhani regretted today the deaths of 28 Iranians who made a pilgrimage to the Iraqi city of Karbala days after eight nationals died in a terrorist attack in Samarra. Terrorist Attacks Cause 9 Dead and 30 Injured in Syria Damascus, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) Media reports today that nine people were killed and 30 wounded in a terrorist attacks in Aleppo, a village in Idleb, in the Harasta suburb of the Syrian capital. Iran Calls on US to Review Regional Policy Following Trump's Victory 09 de noviembre de 2016, 10:47Tehran, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) The Iranian Foreign Ministry advised the United States to review its policy towards the Middle East, following the victory of Donald Trump, while President Hassan Rouhani ruled out that the president-elect may reverse the nuclear deal. Middle East Leaders Congratulate US President-Elect 09 de noviembre de 2016, 09:28Cairo, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) Egyptian and Israeli leaders Abdel Fattah El Sisi and Benjamin Netanyahu, respectively, congratulated US President-elect Donald Trump. Middle East Men Prefer Trump as U.S. President 09 de noviembre de 2016, 09:15Riyadh, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) Most men in the Middle East prefer Donald Trump as the president of the United States, according to a survey that attributed the result to people''s rejection of previous U.S. policies in the region. Russian Naval Group Ready to take action in Syria Damascus, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) Press reports in the Syrian capital have stressed that the Russian naval battle group, headed by the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, is ready to take action against the terrorists in Aleppo. Syria: The Drama of a Six-Year Imposed War By Pedro García Hernández Damascus, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) Syria is about to enter the sixth year of a war imposed from abroad andwhich encourages terrorists to destroy a nation that resists the drama of seeing vanish what has been built for centuries. Egyptian Court Reverses Red Sea Islands' Return to Saudi Arabia 08 de noviembre de 2016, 16:50Cairo, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) An management court in Cairo dismissed today the Egyptian government''s decision to return two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, by rejecting an official appeal on this issue by the Executive. Iran Foreign Minister Calls for Stopping Bloodshed in Syria and Yemen Beirut, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) Iran''s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called here today for stopping the bloodshed in Syria and Yemen, while saying that these conflicts have only political solutions and reiterated his country''s support for Lebanon. Thailand Allocates Funds for Victims of Earthquake in Ecuador 08 de noviembre de 2016, 15:25Quito, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) Thailand increased the world aid to Ecuador to ease the serious damage caused to the coastal region by the earthquake in last April, the death toll of which was 671 people. Russia's Aircraft Carrier Group Ready to Launch Strike on Aleppo 08 de noviembre de 2016, 15:12Moscow,Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Navy aircraft carrier has eventually arrived in the eastern Mediterranean Sea from where, along with the rest of its battle group, it prepares to launch air strikes on Syria according to military sources. At Least 40 Miners Killed by Gunmen in Northern Nigeria 08 de noviembre de 2016, 14:30Abuja,Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) The Nigerian police have launched an investigation into the killing of at least 40 miners working on a site in the country''s northwestern state of Zamfara, a spokesman said today. Iran Signs Gas Deal with French Total Worth 4.8 Billion USD Tehran, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) The Iranian National Oil Company (INOC) has signed an agreement with the French Transnational Totalto to develop the first phase of the Pars Sur natural gas deposit at a cost of 4.8 billion dollars, it was announced today. Iran and Hizbullah Back Resistance Policy 08 de noviembre de 2016, 11:22Beirut, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) Hassan Nasrallah, the Secretary-General of Hizbullah - the Lebanese, Shiite movement - today defended, along with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, Lebanon''s resistance movement''s against Israel and the regional countries that fuel wars in Syria and Yemen. Germany Boosts Aid to U.N. in Africa to Deter Europe Bound Migration 08 de noviembre de 2016, 00:06Berlín, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) Germany today pledged a 61-million-euro hike in funding for U.N. relief operations in Africa so that fewer of its people undertake perilous odysseys to Europe according to local authorities. Africa Demands Permanent Seats on UN Security Council 07 de noviembre de 2016, 16:46United Nations, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) The African Union (AU) claimed here today a reform of the United Nations Security Council to increase its permanent and rotating members, with at least two seats in each case for the continent. Southern Countries Demand Security Council Reform at UN United Nations, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) Saint Lucia defended today on behalf of more than 40 countries in Africa, Latin America and Asia for an immediate reform of the United nations (UN) Security Council, to adjust it to the current international situation. Lightning Storm Kills Two in a South African Province 07 de noviembre de 2016, 14:56Pretoria, November 7 (Prensa Latina) At least two people were killed and 20 ended up wounded when a lightning storm hit this weekend the town of Umzinyathi in northern South African province of KwaZulu-Natal, authorities said this Monday. Gebrselassie, New President of the Ethiopian Athletics Federation Addis Ababa, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) The legendary Ethiopian runner Haile Gebrselassie was elected to a four-year term as president of the Athletics Federation of his country, reported the national media today. Climate Change Conference, COP22, Starts in Morocco Marrakesh, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) The 22nd Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, COP22, has begun today in Morocco focused on concrete action included in the Paris Agreement. UAE to Evaluate Significance of U.S. Antiterrorist Law 07 de noviembre de 2016, 11:26Abu Dhabi, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) Delegates from the government and the National Federal Council (NFC, parliament) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will work as of today on the creation of a joint committee to evaluate the challenges posed by a recent antiterrorist law passed in the United States. ANC Discusses Ex Public Protector's Report 07 de noviembre de 2016, 10:51Pretoria, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) Former South African public protector, Thuli Madonsela''s report on alleged corruption at the highest level of government of South Africa, is the subject of a meeting of the National Working Committee of the ANC today. Russia Denounces School Bombing Forgery 07 de noviembre de 2016, 10:15Moscow, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) The Russian defense ministry today has denounced ''false accusations'' that Russia was involved in an attack on a school in the town of Al-Has, in the Syrian province of Idlib. Humanitarian Aid Reaches Several Syrian Provinces Damascus, Nov 6 (Prensa Latina) Distribution of humanitarian aid in regions of the Syrian provinces Deir ez-Zor, Homs, al-Suwayda, Tartus and Aleppo continued in recent hours, according to information circulated today in this capital. Iraq: Eighteen People Die becauase of Bomb Attacks Baghdad, Nov 6 (Prensa Latina) At least 18 persons died and more than 30 were wounded today due to bomb attacks in Tikrit and Samarra, two cities north of this capital, reported Iraqi security sources. Malnutrition Claims the Lives of Children in South Africa Pretoria, Nov 6 (Prensa Latina) Though the number of children who die due to malnutrition has decreased, this is a phenomenon that still claims a great number of human lives, said the National Public Health Department here Sunday. Russia Defends Need to Make Humanitarian Pauses in Syria Moscow, Nov 6 (Prensa L) Russia defended today the need to realize humanitarian breaks in the Syrian city of Alepo, on having answered to comments of the US Department of State, on the supposed uselessness of this practice. Memorandum Signed with Cuba Highlighted in Syria Damascus, Nov 5 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian media highlights today the signing of a memorandum of understanding to strengthen economic and trade relations with Cuba. UN: Islamic State Commits New Crimes in Mosul 04 de noviembre de 2016, 17:38United Nations, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) denounced today that the Islamic State (IS) continues executing civilians and using them as human shields in Mosul when facing the offensive of the Iraqi government to recover that city. Article in South African Press Condemns Effect of Blockade on Cuba 04 de noviembre de 2016, 11:40Pretoria, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) The fundamental characteristics of the sanctions regime continue to punish Cuba, according to an extensive article published in the South African press today. Syrian-Jordanian Transport Company Restarts its Activities 04 de noviembre de 2016, 10:46Damascus, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) After several years of inactivity, the Syrian-Jordanian transport company has resumed operations distributing goods across the country, according to reports in Damascus today. New Evacuation of Migrant Camp in Paris Begins Paris, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) French authorities have begun dismantling a migrant camp in the vicinity of the metro station of Stalingrad, in Paris, where more than 2500 migrants are concentrated. Terrorists Attack Russian Helicopter in Syria Without Casualties 04 de noviembre de 2016, 10:27Damascus, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) The Coordination Center for the ceasefire, in the Russian air base of Khmeimim, and the Syrian authorities have confirmed the terrorist attack on a helicopter carrying humanitarian aid. Iraqi Troops Advance in Mosul, Islamic State Leader Asks to Resist Baghdad, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) Shiite Units of the People''s Mobilization (MP) cut today the route between Mosul ans the Syrian city of Raqqa, while the Islamic State Leader (IS), Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi urged to resist until the end. Gambian National Golkeeper Drowned Crossing Mediterranean 03 de noviembre de 2016, 13:21Banjul, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) Fatim Jawara, believed to have been just 19, was on board a boat that ran into trouble last week crossing from Libya to Europe Elephant Poaching Affects Africa's Economy Luanda, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) Elephant poaching impacts the economies of African countries, losing them 25 million dollars in annual tourism revenue, according to results of a new scientific study, cited in Luanda today. Lebanese President Instructs Hariri to Form New Government 03 de noviembre de 2016, 11:35Beirut, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) Lebanese President Michel Aoun on Thursday appointed Saad Hariri prime minister and instructed him to form a new government, after the conclusion of rounds of consultations during which the Sunnite politician won 112 of 126 possible votes. Hariri: Named New Prime Minister Beirut, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) Lebanese President Michel Aoun on Thursday named Saad Hariri as new prime minister. New Terrorist Attacks in Aleppo, Syria, Despite Truce Damascus, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) Terrorist groups in Aleppo today continue their attacks in the western part of the city and caused wounds to eight people, including two children, despite another truce decreed a few hours ago, military sources indicated. Russia Denounces Attacks of Western Coalition Against Iraqi Civilians Moscow, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) The Russian military command denounced on Thursday the massive bombings carried out by the United States-led international coalition against residential areas outside the Iraqi city of Mosul and in the Nainav province. Bashar Al-Assad: United States Makes Truces Fail Damascus, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) The United States and the West are totally responsible for the failure of the truce in Aleppo, said the Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad in an interview with the Serbian newspaper Politika. Ansar Dine Denies Signing Ceasefire Agreement in Mali 02 de noviembre de 2016, 15:01Bamako, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) The militant Islamist group Ansar Dine, linked to Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), has denied that a ceasefire agreement was signed in Mali, according to SITE Monitoring Service. Greece to Transfer 2,000 Refugees to Crete Athens, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) The Greek Migration Minister, Yannis Muzalas, said today that at the beginning of 2017, Greece will transfer about two thousand refugees heading for the island of Crete, in order to avoid the overflow of other camps. Shoigu: NATO Forcing Russia to Take Reciprocal Defensive Measures Minsk, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) The US and NATO are building up their offensive capabilities on the Western borders of Russia and its ally Belarus, prompting Moscow to take reciprocal measures, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said. More Than 100 Terrorists Killed as Iraqi Forces Advance on Mosul 02 de noviembre de 2016, 12:23Baghdad, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) More than 100 terrorists from the Islamic State (IS) were killed in clashes with Iraqi government forces during their advance to Mosul, amid contradictory reports about their presence in that city. Russia Announces New Ceasefire in Aleppo Moscow, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Ministry of Defense announced a new 48-hour ceasefire to lend humanitarian aid in the Syrian city of Aleppo, while terrorist groups continue their aggression against the civilian population. Syrian, Russian Authorities Agree New Humanitarian Truce in Aleppo 02 de noviembre de 2016, 09:36Damascus, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian and Russian authorities agreed today a new humanitarian truce for 10 hours for next Friday in the city of Aleppo, it was officially announced in this capital. Mozambique Concerns about Series of Assassination of Political Figu 02 de noviembre de 2016, 09:35Maputo, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) The National Police showed concern today by the recent assassination of members of the governmental Mozambique Liberation Front (Frelimo) and Renamo, main opposition forces. Al-Assad: Syria Will Defeat Terrorism Damascus, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Army will get rid Syria of terrorists, said President Bashar al-Assad, who denounced the support from the United States to these groups, according to the national media. Iran Expects Five Percent Growth for March 2017 02 de noviembre de 2016, 01:57Tehran, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) The government of Iran expects a growth rate of five percent for the first quarter of 2017, announced president Hassan Rouhani when defending before the parliament the confidence vote for three new ministers. Terrorists Release Video that Shows Man Kidnapped in Burkina Faso 01 de noviembre de 2016, 15:19Nouakchott, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) The terrorist group Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) released a video that shows the Romanian citizen, Iulian Ghergut, who was kidnapped in April, 2015 in Burkina Faso. Cuba Starts International Convention on Science and Technology Havana, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) With the opening ceremony of the 1st International Congress, CIDERS 2016, begins today the working sessions of the First International Convention on Science, Technology and Innovation, at the Conference Center in Havana. Iraqi Officers Say the Military Will Enter Mosul Within Hours 01 de noviembre de 2016, 10:59Baghdad, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) Iraqi senior officers responsible for the liberation of Nineveh assured today that ''in a few hours'' they will begin advancing towards the center of Mosul, where terrorists of the Islamic State are preparing a strong resistance. Western Sanctions Aggravate Suffering of Syrians Havana, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) Western sanctions imposed to the Syrian society have aggravated the suffering of the people, amid a war worsened from abroad, Deputy Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade, Samer Al Khalil, said here today. Lebanon Wakes Up from Presidential Hangover 01 de noviembre de 2016, 10:31Beirut, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) The Free Patriotic Movement (FPM), the new party of Lebanese President Michel Aoun, reinforced its alliance with the Shiite movement Hezbollah, while leaders of different political organizations continued betting on the future government. Syria: Terrorists Attack UN Headquarters in Aleppo Damascus, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) Today terrorists attacked the headquarters of the United Nations and the newspaper reporters in the building that occupies the Shebaa hotel in the city of Aleppo, military sources confirmed. Russian Naval Group Arrives in Mediterranean Sea Moscow, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Defense Ministry Sergei Shoigu announced on Tuesday the arrival in the Mediterranean Sea of a Russian naval group led by the battlecruiser Peter the Great, and denounced abuses committed by armed groups in Syria. Kenyan Troops Cause 140 Casualties to Terrorist Group Al-Sabab 31 de octubre de 2016, 17:09Mogadishu, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) More than 140 died last week in combats with the Kenyan Defense Forces (KDF) in Afmadhow, Baja Juba, the website Hiiraan Online reported today. Sudan, Kenya Sign Deal on Oil and Mining Jartum, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) Sudan and Kenya on Sunday evening held bilateral talks and signed a number of agreements to strengthen the two country''s cooperation in oil and mining sector. Denmark: Found Frozen Bodies of Three Syrian Refugees 31 de octubre de 2016, 11:28Copenhagen, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) The frozen bodies of three female refugees of Syrian origin were discovered inside a refrigerator located in south Denmark, the local police reported. Cuba Holds First International Convention on Science and Technology Havana, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) The First International Convention on Science and Technology has begun today here with more than 1,000 delegates from several countries and a comprehensive scientific program that includes 10 events, with 750 papers and an exhibition fair. Zimbabwe's Water Reservoirs in a Critical Situation Harare, Oct 30 (Prensa Latina ) The reservoir levels in Zimbabwe are today at minimum historic levels after the severe drought that hit the country, the worst in 25 years. South Africa: 831 People Arrested for Violence in University Protests Pretoria, Oct 30 (Prensa Latina) Charges including violence, intimidation and malicious damage to property are pressed today against at least 831 people arrested by the South African police during the wave of protests in universities. Angola to Attend Summit of Portuguese Speaking Countries Luanda, Oct 30 (Prensa Latina) A delegation from Angola will participate in the 21st ordinary meeting of the Council of Ministers of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPSC), scheduled to begin on Monday in Brasilia, local media reported, quoting diplomatic sources. Brasilia to Host 11th Summit of Portuguese-Speaking Countries Brasilia, Oct 29 (Prensa Latina) The 11th Conference of Heads of State and Government of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPSC) will be held next week at the Itamaraty Palace, in this capital, the Foreign Ministry announced on Saturday. South Africa Destroys 23,000 Illegal Firearms 29 de octubre de 2016, 10:50Pretoria, Oct 29 (Prensa Latina) Some 23,000 illegal firearms confiscated by the South African police were destroyed in a foundry in Germiston, Gauteng province, as part of efforts to fight that scourge in the country. UN Condemns Attack on Russian Embassy in Syria Moscow, Oct 29 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Security Council condemned a mortar attack on the Russian Embassy in Damascus from zones controlled by the Syrian armed opposition, local television reported on Saturday. South Africa Starts Migration to Digital TV 28 de octubre de 2016, 17:16Pretoria, Oct 2 (Prensa Latina) A historic moment marked today in South Africa the beginning of the process of shutting down analogic television and migrating to new digital technology in zones of the Northern Cape province. Man Killed outside US Embassy in Kenya 28 de octubre de 2016, 15:03Nairobi, Oct 28 (Prensa Latina) An alleged member of the Somali terrorist group Al Shabab was shot dead after stabbing a security officer outside the US Embassy, the authorities said. Saudi Kingdom Offers to Fight Terrorists in Raqqa Riyadh, Oct 28 (Prensa Latina) Saudi Arabia is ready to fight the terrorists of the Islamic State (ISIS) in Raqqa, said a military spokesman, in what was interpreted as a response to the meeting in Moscow on the Syrian crisis. Syria to Participate at Havana International Fair 28 de octubre de 2016, 09:48Damascus, Oct 28 (Prensa Latina) A large delegation from Syria will participate in the Havana International Fair in Cuba, from October 31 to November 4, it was officially announced today in this capital. Lavrov Calls UN to Reject 'Hysteria of Lies' Against Russia Moscow, Oct 28 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov urged the UN to reject the hysteria of lies unleashed against his country as a result of the counter-terrorist operation in Syria, especially in the cities of Aleppo and Idlib. Foreign Ministers of Russia, Syria and Iran Discuss Ending Conflict Moscow, Oct 28 (Prensa Latina) The foreign ministers of Russia, Syria and Iran are in discussion on the political-military and humanitarian situation in Syria, in particular with regards to the city of Aleppo. The deputy head of government and foreign minister of Syria, Valid Muallem, is conducting a visit to Moscow, which has coincided with the arrival of his Iranian counterpart, Zarif Chabad. UN Condemns Lethal Attack against school in Syrian Idlib Province United Nations, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-moon condemned today the recently reported attack against a school in the town of Haas, in the Syrian province of Idlib, causing the death of almost 30 civilians, mostly children. Scientists Expose Surface of the Tomb of Jesus Christ Washington, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) An international team of scientists have exposed, for the first time in centuries, the original surface of what is traditionally considered the tomb of Jesus Christ, according to the National Geographic Society. France: Dismantling of Migrant Camp in Calais Is Almost Over Paris, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) Some groups of migrants are wandering today on the grounds of the irregular camp in the French city of Calais, while the works to dismantle the improvised facility definitely using heavy machinery are almost over. More Than 500 Children Abducted After Attack on Sudanese City Khartoum, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) South Sudanese rebel commands have attacked a village in Sudan near the border with South Sudan and kidnapped around 500 children there, official sources report today. Islamic State Occupies Port City in Somalia 27 de octubre de 2016, 11:06Mogadishu, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) Groups of the Islamic State (ISIS) have occupied the Somali port of Qandala, in the semi-autonomous region of Puntland, in the first operation that will allow the terrorist group to position itself in the country. Argentina's Position on Palestine Issue is Considered Cowardice Buenos Aires, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) Argentina prominent writer and intellectual Stella Calloni said today that his country''s decision to abstain from voting in favor of Palestine at the Unesco is an act of cowardice. Iran Stresses Importance of Tripartite Meeting with Russia and Syria Tehran, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) The meeting to be held by the Foreign Ministers of Iran, Russia and Syria in Moscow is ''very important'', and is an initiative of the ''Axis of Resistance against anti-Syrian terrorism'', according to the Iranian Foreign Ministry. Syria Denies Use of Toxic Gases in Military Operations 27 de octubre de 2016, 08:37Damascus, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) Syria categorically denied the use of chemicals during military operations against terrorist groups in a statement released by the media today in Damascus. Saudi King Affirms his Country Lives a Historic Transformation Riyadh, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) The assertion of Saudi King lman bin Abdulaziz that his country lives a ''historic transformation'' with the Vision 2030 reinforced today the perception that the country exhibits a strong position at financial and liquidity levels. USA to Abstain in UN Resolution Of Blockade on Cuba United Nations, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) The United States will abstain today in its vote of the draft resolution presented by Cuba on the necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial blockade on the island, American ambassador at UN, Samantha Power, announced today. Namibia Implements Measures to Face Water Crisis Windhoek, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) Namibia began implementing the first phase of a three-phase project to address the water crisis currently affecting the center of the country. Gambia Withdraws From The International Criminal Court 26 de octubre de 2016, 11:39Banjul, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) Gambia became the third African State that decided to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) after South Africa and Burundi, announced the Minister of Information, Sheriff Bojang. Venezuela: Oil Stability with Political and Economic Objectives Moscow, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s objective to seek consensus among all petroleum producing countries has political and economic motivations, according to Energy Minister Eulogio del Pino. Kenya Terror Attack Leaves 12 Dead Nairobi,Oct 25 (Prensa Latina)Twelve people have been killed in an overnight attack at Bishaaro Hotel in Mandera Town, northeast Kenya, by suspected Al-Shabaab gunmen, police confirmed today. Iran Demands Respect for Iraqi Sovereignty Tehran, Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) Iran has repeated its call to respect Iraq''s sovereignty and territorial integrity, and criticized Turkey''s military presence there against Baghdad''s will under the pretext of fighting terrorism. Saudi Kingdom Determined to Fight Hezbollah 25 de octubre de 2016, 10:35Riyadh, Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) The Saudi government is determined to confront the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah and halt what it calls its ''terrorist activities'', according to comments from officials on new sanctions against the Shiite group. African Union: South Africa Entitled to Leave the ICC Pretoria, Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) South Africa is entitled to leave the International Criminal Court (ICC), according to the President of the African Union Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, one of the voices that support Pretoria''s decision. Eighty Dead People Confirmed in Accident in Cameroon 24 de octubre de 2016, 16:49Yaounde, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) The authorities of Cameroon confirmed today that the dead people sum up to 80 and the injured, to 600 in the recent derailment of a train near the city of Eséka, Cameroon. Iraqi Forces Sweep Down 770 Terrorists in Mosul Baghdad, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) Around 770 terrorists members of the Islamic State (ISIS) died, and another 23 were arrested, since the start of the operations to reconquer the city of Mosul by the Iraqi governmental forces. Terrorist Attacks in Cameroon Kill Three People and Wound Six Yaounde, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) Two terrorist suicidal bomb attacks today in the north of Cameroon caused the death of three people and wounds to six, the Government reported today. Angola, Most Important Supplier of Crude Oil to China in September Luanda, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) Angola appears today as the most important supplier of crude oil to China in September, recording 46 percent, compared to the same period in the previous year, displacing Saudi Arabia and Russia, which were its traditional suppliers. CO2 Levels in Atmosphere Increase Again in 2016 Washington, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) Concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere rose again this year and are expected to remain above the limit of 440 parts per million (ppm) throughout 2016. France: Dismantling of Migrant Camp in Calais Begins Paris, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) The dismantling of the migrant camp in the French city of Calais started today with a major operation, involving 1,250 policemen, according to information released by the prefecture of the department. Terrorists Sabotage Evacuation of Civilians in Aleppo, Syria Damascus, Oct 23 (Prensa Latina) Terrorist groups continue sabotaging humanitarian corridors and the truce decreed for the departure of civilians from the eastern neighborhoods in Aleppo, Syria, said today military sources today. Terrorists Sabotage Evacuation of Civilians in Aleppo, Syria 23 de octubre de 2016, 13:10Damascus, Oct 23 (Prensa Latina) Terrorist groups continue sabotaging humanitarian corridors and the truce decreed for the departure of civilians from the eastern neighborhoods in Aleppo, Syria, said today military sources today. Minister of Health of Swaziland Pleased with Cuban Physicians By Deisy Francis Mexidor Iraq Continues Offensive against EI, After Rejecting Turkish Aid Baghdad, Oct 23 (Prensa Latina) Iraqi troops today continued the armed operations against the Islamic State (EI) to release Mosul with air support from the international coalition, after the government rejected Turkey''s participation in the anti-terrorist crusade. Lebanese Druze Eye up Scene, Aimed at Possible Presidential Election 22 de octubre de 2016, 16:18Beirut, Oct 22 (Prensa Latina) The parliamentarian Lebanese Democratic Party (AD) related to the Druze leader Walid Jumblatt, is currently studying the Lebanese political situation, faced with presidential elections, which is probable now, after an agreement between Sunnis and Christians. Efforts of Angola to Reduce Poverty Recognized Luanda, Oct 22 (Prensa Latina) Angola received a Mention of Honor from the United Nations, because of the improvements in the country, thasnks to the efforts of the government against hunger and poverty reduction. Iraqi Troops Make progress in Mosul, Civilians Continue Fleeing 21 de octubre de 2016, 17:36Baghdad, Oct 21 (Prensa Latina) Iraqi Government troops retook eastern town of Bartalla, and Kurdish forces opened a new front as part of the joint offensive against the Islamic State (IS) in Mosul, a city from which an increasing exodus of displaced people continues. Medicines and other Supplies Distributed in Syrian Province of Hasak 21 de octubre de 2016, 15:05Damascus, Oct 21 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Health Ministry sent today a plane with 10 tins of medicines and other supplies to the province of Hasaka, 710 kilometers north from this capital, according to official reports. Morocco's Return to the African Union Must Be without Conditions 20 de octubre de 2016, 17:03Algiers, Oct 20 (Prensa Latina) ''Prodigal Morocco cannot give Africa conditions to return home,'' says journalist Owei Lakemfa referring to Morocco''s return to the African Union (AU), in an article published today by Sahara Press Service. President of Syrian Parliament Condemns Turkish Interference Damascus, Oct 20 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Assembly of the People of Syria, Hadiya Abbas, denounced today that the Turkish government opened its mutual border with Syria to the mercenaries, and provided money and weapons to those terrorists from the beginning of the crisis. Russian-Egyptian Military Exercises Continue Until Late October Cairo, Oct 20 (Prensa Latina) Military maneuvers between Russia and Egypt troops on the Mediterranean coast near the city of Alexandria, will take place until October 26th. Trains Resume Circulation in Syria 20 de octubre de 2016, 11:31Damascus, Oct 20 (Prensa Latina) After almost five years, the first freight train has resumed its circulation in Syria transporting equipment for the electrical grid from the city of Homs to the Mediterranean port of Tartus, it was reported today in Damascus. Iran Calls US Statements Interference 19 de octubre de 2016, 17:32Tehran, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) Iran has called the statements by a US top official, who questioned the independence of its judicial system, interference, and denounced US-Saudi maneuvers to justify the war in Yemen. Russian Uses Satellites to Monitor Operations in Mosul 19 de octubre de 2016, 16:37Moscow, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Defense Ministry today reported the sending of satellite monitoring equipment to the Iraqi city of Mosul, to supervise the operation against the terrorist movement, Islamic State (IS), stationed in the city. Terrorist Group Accepts Deal to Leave Aleppo Damascus, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) Elements of the terrorist group Ahrar al-Sham have accepted a deal allowing them to leave Eastern Aleppo in the coming hours, Syrian military forces confirmed today. Europol Detains 314 People in Crackdowns on Organized Crime Amsterdam, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) The European Police Office (Europol) reported on Wednesday it has arrested 314 people and seized 2.4 tons of cocaine in an operation against organized crime. Prince Convicted for Murder is Executed in Saudi Arabia 19 de octubre de 2016, 10:36Riyadh, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) Justice of Saudi Arabia executed a prince of the royal family sentenced to death three years ago for murdering a young man during a fight in the region of Al-Thumama, official media reported today. Syrian Armed Forces Denounce Plan for Terrorists´ Escape from Iraq Damascus, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian military reported an event promoted by the US and Saudi Arabia plan to facilitate the escape of terrorist groups from Iraq amid crackdown Mosul, according to media outlined today. Russia Demands Condemnation of Belgium for Civilian Deaths in Syria 19 de octubre de 2016, 08:20Moscow, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) Russia has demanded from the West a strong condemnation against the bombing by Belgian F-16s against two homes in the Syrian town of Hassendjek, killing six civilians and wounding another four. Russia Announces Suspension of Air Raids Against Aleppo, in Syria 18 de octubre de 2016, 11:37 Moscow, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced today the suspension of combat operations by the Russian and Syrian air force in the city of Aleppo - a break which is intended to allow the supply of humanitarian aid to enter the city. France Confirms High-level Mosul Meeting Paris, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed today that a ministerial meeting will be held on Thursday 19th in Paris on the subject of the retake of Mosul. Turkey Bans Public Meetings and Demonstrations in the Capital Ankara, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) Turkish authorities have banned public meetings and demonstrations in the capital until the end of November, as a result of the decreed state of emergency and the possibility of attacks by terrorist groups. Iraqi Forces Retake Villages to Facilitate Advance on Mosul Baghdad, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) Kurdish troops and Iraq''s national army continue their offensive to liberate Mosul from the Islamic State (ISIS) from the vicinity of the Christian villages of Qaraqosh and Bartalla, while surveillance has intensified in the capital against possible attacks. Ministers of Coalition vs. IS to Hold Meeting in Paris Paris, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) Various defense ministers from the countries of the international coalition led by the United States against the terrorist Islamic State (IS) will hold a meeting on October 25 in this capital city, said today the French Government. President Assures that Angola Is Going Well despite the Crisis 17 de octubre de 2016, 16:07Luanda, Oct 17 (Prensa Latina) The President Jose Eduardo dos Santos said today that Angola is going well, despite the international economic and financial crisis caused by the collapse of oil prices, the country''s main source of income. UN Concerned about Civilians in the Offensive to Retake Mosul 17 de octubre de 2016, 14:47United Nations, Oct 17 (Prensa Latina) The UN Undersecretary General Stephen O''Brien today expressed concern for the safety of the resident population in the Iraqi city of Mosul amid the offensive to expel the Islamic State (IS) there. Syria and Egypt to Strengthen Anti-terrorism Coordination 17 de octubre de 2016, 10:59Damascus, Oct 17 (Prensa-Latina) The visit to Egypt, the head of the National Security Bureau Syria, Major General Ali Mamlouk, helped strengthen the basis for coordinating the fight against terrorism, today highlighted media in Damascus. Iraq: Decisive Battle Against Islamic State in Mosul Begins 17 de octubre de 2016, 10:12Baghdad, Oct 17 (Prensa Latina) The Prime Minister of Iraq, Haider Al-Abadi, declared the official start of military operations today, which will drive the Islamic State (ISIS) from Mosul, the country''s second largest city, towards advancing Kurdish Peshmerga forces. U.S. Admits Lack of International Support to Attack Syria 17 de octubre de 2016, 09:15Washington, Oct 17 (Prensa Latina) U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his British counterpart, Boris Johnson, admitted that the United States and the United Kingdom lack international support to carry out any military action against Syria, the Chicago Tribune reported on Monday. Turkey Is Excluded from Offensive against Mosul 17 de octubre de 2016, 08:46Ankara, Oct 17 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish army was finally excluded from the coalition of countries that are participating in the offensive that started on Sunday at dawn against the city of Mosul, the bastion of the so-called Islamic State (IS) in northern Iraq. Nigerian Military Supports Negotiated Release of Kidnapped Girls 16 de octubre de 2016, 12:06Abuja, Oct 16 (Prensa Latina) The Nigerian military on Sunday expressed their support for political negotiations leading to the release of 21 girls kidnapped two years ago by the terrorist group Boko Haram. Putin Denounces Creation of Terrorist Nests in Iraq and Libya 16 de octubre de 2016, 11:53Moscow, Oct 16 (Prensa Latina) The aggressive policy by Western powers, especially the United States, in countries like Iraq or Libya has led to the creation of terrorists nests, Russian President Vladimir Putin noted on Sunday. Russia Ratifies Need for United, Secular and Sovereign Syria 16 de octubre de 2016, 11:34Moscow, Oct 16 (Prensa Latina) Russia on Sunday repeated the need to maintain a united, secular and independent Syrian state, a consideration approved by participants in the recent ministerial meeting in the Swiss city of Lausanne. South Africa's Participation in Brics Summit Highlighted 16 de octubre de 2016, 09:21Pretoria, Oct 16 (Prensa Latina) The participation of South African President Jacob Zuma in the 8th Brics Summit that is being held on Sunday in Panaji, the capital of the Indian state of Goa, has made headlines on local television. Universities Crisis Establish Weekly news Guidelines in S.A. 15 de octubre de 2016, 12:17Pretoria, Oct 15 (Prensa Latina) The persistent students protests in South African universities continue today at the center of the media attention, marking the national news pattern for the third consecutive week. Copppal Claims Definitive Solution to Saharan Situation Asuncion, Oct 15 (Prensa Latina) Copppal demanded here the UN Security Council the breaking of the deadlock in the negotiations between the Polisario Front and Morocco. Guterres: Crisis in Syria Is a Priority 14 de octubre de 2016, 17:07Paris, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) Antonio Guterres, the upcoming Secretary General of the United Nations, stated that they must try to end with the crisis in Syria, and the end of the crisis, should be a priority, in his Friday statements to French TV station France 24. Cuba and Algeria Tighten Cooperation Ties with New Agreements 14 de octubre de 2016, 16:37Havana, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Algeria signed here today nine agreements for cooperation in the fields of biotechnology and higher education, as part of the official visit of Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal to Cuba.