Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Grenade Attacks on Bars in Burundi Capital Kill 3, Injured 27 Bujumbura, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Grenade attacks on two bars killed at least three people and wounded 27 others in the Burundian capital of Bujumbura, police and hospital sources said on Friday. Syrian Army Retakes Seven Villages in Hama Province Damascus, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Syrian army units have advanced about 15 kms east of central Hama province, allowing the liberation of seven villages hitherto occupied by the Islamic State (IS) or DAESH, military sources said. Rwuanda President Criticizes the West for Impossing Political Pattern Kigali, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Rwandan President Paul Kagame today criticized western countries for the attempts to impose on African patterns of democracy considered obsolete and increasingly less credible among citizens. Pope Francis Condemns Terrorist Attack in Barcelona 18 de agosto de 2017, 11:24Rome, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis has condemned today the terrorist attack occurred in Barcelona and expressed his deep sorrow for the victims who have lost their lives in such an inhuman action. South African Cabinet Supports SADC Summit and Future Plans 18 de agosto de 2017, 10:58Pretoria, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) The cabinet of South Africa expressed satisfaction for the holding of the 37th SADC Summit and stressed the importance of the regional organization to accelerate the process of economic development, it was informed today. Iran Ready to Help Reconstruction in Syria Damascus, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Iran has reportedly conveyed to Damascus it can help Syria with promoting and accelerating its reconstruction and also pushing ahead its development projects. Moscow to Strengthen Security After Catalonia Terror Attacks Moscow, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) The Moscow government will reinforce security measures during Moscow Day to prevent terror attacks similar to those carried out in Catalonia, official sources said today. Ethiopian PM Says Poverty at Heart of Instability in Africa Region Khartoum, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Economic integration is the shortest route and a sure means to secure the region, Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn told a diplomatic corps accredited here after a three-day official visit. Iran Warns of Other Daesh Terrorist Attacks Tehran, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) The Iranian government has warned today of other terrorist attacks the Islamic State or Daesh, by its acronym in Arabic, is preparing for the successive defeats on the battlefields of Syria and Iraq. South African President Extols Importance of Brics Bank for Africa Pretoria, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) South African president, Jacob Zuma, extolled the progress of the Brics bank in its two years of existence and its financial support to projects of renewable energy in the member countries of this group created in 2008. Uganda Shelters More than a Million Sudanese Refugees 18 de agosto de 2017, 00:18Kampala, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) More than a million South Sudanese citizens are now in Ugandan assistance camps, said statistics by the UN High Commisioner for Refugees (UNHCR) published by a local newspaper Friday. First Brics Bank out of China opens in South Africa Pretoria, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) The New Development Bank (NDB), former Brics Bank, opened today in Johannesburg its first subsidiary out of Shanghai, China, and it was announced other representations of the bank will open in Brazil, Russia and India. Sudanese Refugees in Uganda Exceed One Million Kampala, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) The number of Sudanese refugees in Uganda exceeded one million, said UN sources after confirming that this displacement crisis is the fastest growing in the world. ANC Announces Destitution of Deputy in Parliamentary Committee Pretoria, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) The National African Congres of South Africa (ANC) announced Thursday the destituion of deputy Makoshi Khoza as the president of the ANC Public Services and Administration Committee, two days after five of her colleagues refused to attend a meeting she was presiding. Sudanese Government Begins Disarmament Campaign in Darfur Khartoun, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) The Sudanese government has launched a campaign to recover illegal weapons from ethnic groups, tribes, militias and communities in Darfur state, a local newspaper reported today. Terrorist Survivor From Paris Attacks to be Judged in Belgium Brusels, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) Belgian Federal Prosecution announced that Salah Abdeslam, only survivor of extremist group that executed Paris attacks on November 2015 will be judged in that country, reported local media today. UNICEF Mourns Death of 109 Children in Sierra Leone Disaster 17 de agosto de 2017, 12:30United Nations, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) has lamented today the deaths of at least 109 children in flooding and mudslides that affected some Sierra Leone regions on Monday. Lebanon, Syria Pledge to Boost Economic Ties Damascus, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) A Lebanese ministerial delegation is visiting Syria to revive some agreements signed between that neighboring country and Damascus in agriculture and industry, among others, official sources reported today. Former African Presidents Invited to Observe Angolan Elections 17 de agosto de 2017, 11:59Luanda, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) The former Presidents of Cape Verde, Pedro Pires and Sao Tome and Principe, Manuel Pinto da Costa, arrived in Luanda on Thursday to attend as observers Angola's general elections next August 23. UN Experts Urge Europe Not to Stop Migrant Rescue Operations United Nations, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) UN human rights experts have urged the European Union (EU) not to adopt measures that would lead to more deaths of migrants in the Mediterranean Sea, such as the code of conduct imposed on the rescue organizations. Iran Calls on EU to Support Nuclear Deal Tehran, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) Iranian president, Hasan Rouhani, has called on the European Union (EU) to support to implementation of the Persian nation's nuclear deal with the G5+1 (United States, United Kingdom, Russia, France and China, plus Germany), according to HispanTV. Syria Found Evidence U.S., U.K. Supplied Toxic Agents to Terrorists Damascus, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) Evidence found in Aleppo and Damascus suburbs about the U.S. and U.K. might have been supplying toxic agents to terrorist groups fighting the Syrian government rises as a relevant issue in the conflict. US-Led Coalition Air Strike in Syria Killed 17 Civilians Damascus, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) US-led International Coalition air strike killed 17 civilians and injured dozens in the northern Syrian province of Raqqa, military sources said. Rare Mineral Niobium to be Exploited in Angola Luanda, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) European consortium Blue Mining will exploit a deposit of niobium, a rare mineral, in cooperation with the National Diamonds Enterprise of Angola (Endiama), announced the media. Former President of Germany Appointed as UN Rep for Western Sahara United Nations, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced today that former German President Horst Kohler was appointed as his personal envoy for Western Sahara, a territory occupied by Morocco since 1975. UN and EU Provide Sierra Leone with Aid for Severe Flooding 16 de agosto de 2017, 17:02United Nations, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) The World Food Program (WFP) reported today the distribution of food for 7,500 people damaged in Sierra Leone by the floods and landslide occurred on Monday, which left at least 400 fatalities. President Dos Santos Highlights Stability in Angola 16 de agosto de 2017, 16:16Luanda, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) President Jose Eduardo dos Santos highlighted today the political and social stability of Angola during his 2012-2017 presidential term, which concludes officially one week from the elections on August 23rd. Angolan Women Give Birth an Average of 5.2 Children Luanda, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) The Multiple Health Indicators Survey 2015-2016 places the fertility rate at 5.2 children per woman in Angola, according to a presentation today of statistics in the city of Benguela. S.A. Expressed the Importance of Local Doctors Studying in Cuba Pretoria, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) A public health official in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal expressed today the importance of local doctors studying in Cuba in promoting government plans for universal and quality medical care in this country. Some 55 Corpses Found in Graves in Northern Afghanistan Kabul, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Afghan security forces found four common graves with 55 corpses of the Shi - Hazara minority, reported today a spokesman of that community Zabihullah Amami. UN Condemns Boko Haram Terrorist Attacks in Northern Nigeria United Nations, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres condemned today in strong terms terrorist attacks executed yesterday by Boko Haram in the northern Nigerian state of Borno where dozens of victims were reported. Female Suicide Bomber Kills Almost 30 People in Nigerian Village Abuja, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) The female suicide bomber who detonated an explosive charge last night in a northeastern Nigerian village has blown her up and killed 27 people, official media said here today. SADC Ministers Make Progress in Work for 37th Summit Pretoria, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) The ministers of South Africa Development Community (SADC) analyze today relevant issues they will submit to heads of State and Government for their summit this weekend. Angola Is One Week Away from 4th Elections in History Luanda, (Prensa Latina) Angola is today one week away from the fourth elections in its independent history. Six political organizations are competing for parliamentary control on August 23, whichever wins more seats will elect the president. South African Gov't Looks into Allegations of Abuse of Religion Pretoria, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) South African President Jacob Zuma he will study the report on the abuse of religion by certain churches. ANC Rules Out Sanctioning Its Lawmakers Who Voted against Zuma Pretoria, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) The general secretary of the African National Congress (ANC), Gwede Mantashe, said that he does not know which parliamentarians from his party voted against President Jacob Zuma, and ruled out stories about an alleged ''witch hunt'' against them, it was reported today. UN Evaluates Needs for Helping Sierra Leona 15 de agosto de 2017, 18:08United Nations, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said Tuesday that is evaluating the needs for assistance to Sierra Leona, together with its associates, after devastating floods that left 300 dead people. Bordering Corridor between Saudi Arabia and Iraq Opened after 27 Year 15 de agosto de 2017, 15:35Ryad, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) The mutual bordering corridor of Arar, between Saudi Arabia and Iraq, will be reopened, after 27 years. Kenya to Bid for 2023 World Championships Nairobi, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Kenya is to launch a bid to host the athletics world championships in 2023 after successfully staging two other international competitions in the last 10 years. South Africa Counting Its TB Sick Pretoria, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) South Africa will conduct a TB Prevalence Survey to establish the true burden of the disease and ultimately strengthen control over the disease in the country, SA News reported. Ex-Shabab Leader Mukhtar Robow to Work with the Army Mogadishu, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Mukhtar Robow, one of Al-Shabab founding fathers and ex-leader, has confirmed today that he will work together with the Army to fight that Islamist Group. Iraq Bombing Islamic State Held Tal Afar Ahead of Assault Bagdad,Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Iraqi forces are carrying out air strikes today on Tal Afar, a town held by Islamic State west of Mosul, in preparation for a ground assault, an Iraqi military spokesman said on Tuesday. Al Arabiya Video Causes Negative Impact on Twitter Doha, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) A video aired by Saudi TV network has caused a totally negative impact on Twitter, showing how a Qatar airliner was shot down by Saudi warships. South African FM Accepts SADC Presidency Pretoria, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) South African Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has highlighted today the importance of SADC integration agenda for her nation and the rest of the regional States, coordinated in the effort to improve these peoples´ lives . Taliban Urge Trump to Withdraw US Troops from Afghanistan Kabul, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) The AfghanTaliban on Tuesday have urged the United States to withdraw all its troops from Afghanistan as a condition to establish peace talks with the government. Saudi Arabia Threatens to Shoot Down Commercial Qatari Airliners Riyadh, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Saudi Arabia is nowadays threatening to shoot down commercial Qatari airliners in mid-flight, if any of them enter its airspace, according to information released today by the Al-Arabiya television network. SADC Ministers Meet Today in Pretoria before Summit Pretoria, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) The ministerial meeting of the South African Development Community (SADC) started here today with the debate on issues linked with regional integration, agricultural growth and early warning system of disasters. Iran to Take Action Against Those Who Violate Nuclear Deal Tehran, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Iranian President Hasan Rohani has today warned that his Persian nation will take precise some actions against those who violate the nuclear program sealed by Tehran and the G5+1 (USA, UK, France, Russia and China, plus Germany). European Council: Saharawi Leader Denounces Illegal Trial by Morrocco Algiers, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) The Saharawi Government denounced today at the European Council (EC) the prosecution of 23 Saharawis in Morocco charged with the killing of 11 Moroccans during a protest in the occupied territory of Gdeim Izik, considered illegal by Western Sahara. Succesful Syrian Air Assault Against Terrorists 14 de agosto de 2017, 15:24Damascus, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) For the first time since the beginning of the war imposed on Syria, units of the national army effectively executed an air assault operation a terrorist stronghold in Deir Ezzor, military sources reported today. Cuba Celebrates Independence Day of Pakistan Havana, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan''s Independence Day was celebrated today in Cuba, where it confirmed the vocation for peace, brotherhood and the Asian country''s desire to become a prosperous nation. UN Peacekeeper Killed in Mali Bamako, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) A soldier died in an attack carried out today by an armed group against a UN mission checkpoint in Mali (MINUSMA), in the northern town of Duentza. Angolan Parliament Swears-in Social Communication Council Luanda, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) The Angolan National Assembly in the last meeting of the third legislature swore-in today eight of the 11 members of the Executive Council of the Angolan Social Communication Regulatory Entity (ERCA). Kenya Between Warnings and Tensions Over Election Results Nairobi, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Street tensions are overcoming here today a relative calm following August 8 elections, won by President Uhuru Kenyatta, who warned that he would not tolerate eruptions of violence. UN Bodies Alert on Food Insecurity in Congo Nairobi, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) A report by United Nations agencies warns today that conflicts trigger food insecurity in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), when about 7.7 million people need urgent humanitarian aid. Sierra Leone Mudslides Leave Hundreds Dead Freetown, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of people have died after mudslides hit relentlessly today this capital. Burkinabe Police Announces Death of Terror Attackers at Restaurant Ouagadougou, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) The Burkinabe government has announced today the death of two terror attackers -during a clash with the army- involved in the Aziz Istanbul Turkish restaurant, killing 18 individuals. Qatar Unsatisfied with Recent UN Decision Doha, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Qatar has today expressed its dissatisfaction with the distancing by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) concerning the blockade of four Arab nations imposed on Qatari Airlines. ANC Women's League Presents Candidate for South African Presidency Pretoria, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Women''s League of the African National Congress (ANC), Bahabile Dlamini, called on its members to support the candidacy of Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma to the top leadership of the ruling party, it was reported today. South African Unions Show Support for Former Brazilian President Lula Pretoria, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) has today expressed its strong solidarity with former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and also condemned Michel Temer''s regime for eroding labor achievements in that South American nation. Over 300,000 Civilians Aided by Syrian Arab Red Crescent Damascus, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) leadership has reported today that it provides primary health care and medical services in general to 350,000 individuals in the cities of Deraa and Ezra, about 100 kilometers south of Damascus. Iran and Saudi Arabia Take Steps to Goodwill Baghdad, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Iraqi Interior Minister Qasim al-Araji has said today that Iran and Saudi Arabia are currently taking steps of goodwill to resume their bilateral relations, as reported by Alsumaria Iraqi TV-News on Friday. Angola's Electoral Campaign Kicks off its Last Election Week Luanda, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) The campaign for the August 23's general election in Angola begins today for last week. It can be decisive in the search of the vote for next parliament. IS Claims Responsibility for Attack on US Troops Baghdad, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) The self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS) has claimed today responsibility for an attack on US occupying troops in Iraq that killed two soldiers. Syrian Airline FlyDamas to Increase Flights to Other Countries Damascus,Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) Syrian airline FlyDamas announced today that it is ready to offer its trasnportation services to any national companies operating out of Damascus international airport. AU to Train 1,000 Policemen to Enhance Security in Southern Somalia 13 de agosto de 2017, 09:42Mogadiscio, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia (AMISOM) said today it will launch a new phase of training exercise for 1,000 newly recruited police officers to help enhance security in southern Somalia. US Fighter Jet Crash Lands at Bahrain International Airport Manama, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) A U.S. F-18 fighter jet suffering an engine problem crash landed at Bahrain International Airport and its pilot ejected from the aircraft after it ran off the runway, authorities said. The pilot escaped unharmed. Israeli Barrier against Gaza Described as Declaration of War Gaza, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) The Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas), which rules in the Gaza Strip, describes the underground barrier with which Israel attempts to block the tunnels as a declaration of war. Increased Tension and Victims in Kenya Nairobi, Aug 12 (Prensa Latina) The Kenyan police killed at least 11 people in suppressing the protests in Kisumu and communities surrounding the capital city due to the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta. Syrian Army Totally Occupies Sukhnek, attacks Raqqa and Deir Ezzor Damascus, Aug12 (Prensa Latina) Units of the Syrian army took control of the city of Sukhnek, east of the Homs province, and had successful operations in areas of Raqqa and Deir Ezzor, reported today military sources. Nigerian Government Applies Re-education Program for Islamists 12 de agosto de 2017, 11:05 Abuja, Aug 12 (Prensa Latina) Nigeria government has implemented a re-education program aimed at combatants of the local Islamist group Boko Haram. Improve and Correct, Key to the Change of Angolan Ruling Party Luanda, Aug 12 (Prensa Latina) Improving and correcting are key words in the strategy of the ruling Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) - in line with requests for change - to win victory in the 23rd elections. Libyan General Criticizes Italian Gov't for Naval Mission in Libya Rome, Aug 12 (Prensa Latina) Libyan General Jalifa Haftar criticized today the Italian Government for not consulting him previously on the naval units placed into Libyan waters. Egypt Trains Collide Killing At least 36, Injure More than 120 11 de agosto de 2017, 16:13Cairo, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) Two passengers trains collided in the Egyptian coastal city of Alexandria, killing around 36 people and wounding more than 120, the Government reported. Hunger Increases in Ethiopia, Affecting 8.5 Million People 11 de agosto de 2017, 15:52Addis Ababa, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) Around 8.5 million people (one out of every 12 inhabitants) suffer from hunger in Ethiopia, where the rate of that scourge increased this year, the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) warned today. Saharan Gov't Condemns Moroccan Obstructionist Politics 11 de agosto de 2017, 14:56Argel, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) The Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) criticized ''the Obstructionist Politics of the Moroccan government,'' opposed to the call of a referendum of self-determination, a Saharan publication reported today. Suicide Bombing Leaves at Least Two Deaths in Somalia 11 de agosto de 2017, 12:05Mogadishu, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) A suicide bombing has killed two people and injured many in a Somalia penitentiary, the government said. Indonesia Arrests Suspect of Recruiting Terrorists 11 de agosto de 2017, 11:56Jakarta, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) Indonesia security forces arrested in Jakarta a suspect of recruiting terrorists to fight with groups loyal to the Islamic State (IS) in the Philippine town of Marawi. Cuban Parliament Condemns Unjust Sentences on Gdeim Izik Prisioners Havana, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban-Saharan Arab People's Parliamentary Friendship Group has condemned today the unjust sentences imposed on the Gdeim Izik political prisoners.   In a statement, Cuban deputies asked for the release of the Saharawi citizens, who were subjected to a new criminal process after being unjustly condemned in 2010 by a military court. The July 19, 2017's sentence proved that Morocco is still intending to continue disrespecting human rights in Western Sahara and unveiled Moroccan stance for the peace process in the area, they stressed. sgl/pll/rc/nda UN Report Reflects Impact of Israeli Blockade on Gaza United Nations, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has released today a new report reflecting the impact of the Israeli blockade on the Gaza Strip, where nearly two million Palestinians face restrictions. BRICS' Bank, a Vision for Sustainable Growth Beijing, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) Amidst growing world tensions, the upcoming BRICS summit in Xiamen, a southeastern Chinese city, will help its five member states build a needed stronger economic partnership, the group''s New Development Bank (NDB) President K. V. Kamath hopes. Syrian Army Faces Fight on Five Fronts Damascus, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian army and allied militias have gained ground on five fronts against terrorist groups in the north-east, central and southern parts of the nation, where clashes broke out in vast desert and urban areas, said military sources. UNICEF: Half a Million Chidren Need Help in Libya 10 de agosto de 2017, 17:33United Nations, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Fund for Children (UNICEF) was sorry Thursday that at least, half a million children are needed of humanitarian help in Libya right now, because of the domestic conflict being developed in that northern African Arabic-speaking country. UN Denounces People Traffickers for Throwing Refugees into the Sea 10 de agosto de 2017, 16:08United Nations, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) The International Organization for Migration (IOM) denounced today that people traffickers had thrown 300 refugees during the last two days, near the coast of Yemen. German Solidarity Group Rejects Moroccan Condemn to Saharan people 10 de agosto de 2017, 16:03Argiers, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) The German Committee of Friendship with the Saharawi people condemned the strong sentences of a Moroccan court against 23 political prisoners accused of the death of 11 soldiers in a demonstration in 2010, was announced today. US-Led Coalition Air Force Killed 19 in Syria Damascus, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) US-led coalition air force killed 19 people and injured dozens in airstrikes on Al Mayadeen and Al Tabni regions in the Syrian province of Deir Ezzor. Swedish Hostage Freed in Mali Makes First Public Appearance Stockholm, Ago 10 (Prensa Latina) A 42-year-old Swedish, Johan Gustafsson, held hostage by al Qaeda in Mali for nearly six years, has said today that he did not know why he was released. IS Leader Killed in Afghanistan Clashes Kabul, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) A leader of the Islamic State terrorist group (IS) was killed today in a clash with Taliban militants in Jawzjan province. Iranian President Appoints Three Women for Government Tehran, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) Iranian President Hasan Rohani has appointed two women vice presidents of the government and a third to the position of adviser, the website Hispantv highlights today. SADC Officials Ready 37th Summit of that Organization Pretoria, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) Officials of the Permanent Committee of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) began today the first sessions of a week of meetings of this regional organization leading next weekend to its 347th summit. South African Opposition to Submit Motion to Dissolve Parliament Pretoria, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) The opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) party said today that it would submit a motion to dissolve the Parliament, a few hours after failing a voting of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma promoted by that organization. European Union Says Kenyan Scrutiny Was Transparent Nairobi, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) European Union (EU) observer mission chief Marietje Schaake said today that ballot counting and ballot counts in Kenya were transparent. Syrian Army Spurns Terror Attack in Homs Province Damascus, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian army has spurned today a terror attack by IS, Daesh, in the eastern province of Homs after severe combats causing at least 80 terrorists dead and 20 soldiers, as reported by military sources. Concern at UN about Famine Threat in Several Countries United Nations, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations (UN) Security Council expressed concern today about the risk of famine that are facing at least 20 million people in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and the Nigerian northeastern region. Canadian Army Sets Up Camp for Irregular Migrants Ottawa, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) The Canadian Army is setting up today a camp in the province of Quebec in order to house up to 500 irregular migrants coming from the United States. Austria to Increase Border Controls Vienna, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) The Austrian Government has announced today that it will extend for an indefinite period border controls on the eastern and southern borders to put a curb on illegal entrance toll into the country. Kenya Opposition Alleges Fraud as Protesters Clash with Police Nairobi, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) Supporters of opposition presidential candidate Raile Odinga took to the streets of this capital and other important cities today to protest against what they call electoral fraud in favor of President Uhuru Kenyatta. Combats Continue in Neighborhoods Near Syrian Capital Damascus, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) Intense combats continued in Jobar and Ain Tarma neighborhoods, eastern of Damascus, between Syrian Army and Fatah al Sham elements, former Al Nusra, military sources reported today. Milaha Maritime Company Sets Up Head Office in Oman Doha, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) Milaha, one of the largest maritime and logistics companies in the Middle East, based in Qatar, removed its regional office from Dubai and announced the launch of in-country operations in Oman, as reported by Doha News website on Thursday. President Zuma Assures that Attempts against ANC will Never Succeed Pretoria, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) South African President Jacob Zuma has just survived another motion of no confidence in parliament, but for the first time, the African National Congress (ANC) is affected by disagreement by more than 20 of its lawmakers, analysts said today. Iraq Rejects Attacks without Permission by Anti-IS Coalition Baghdad, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi has rejected the artillery attacks launched in Iraqi territory without Baghdad's permission by the so-called U.S.-led international coalition fighting Islamic State (IS), news websites publish today. Kenyan Electoral Commission to Investigate Fraud Allegations Nairobi, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) The Kenyan Electoral Commission (KEC) said today that it will investigate allegations of fraud through the hacking of its computers made by the main opposition candidate, Raile Odinga. USA Exit Will not Affect Deal Between Iran and G5+1 Tehran, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) The exit of the United States from the nuclear agreement between Iran and G5+1, will not affect the implementation of such a deal, predicted today the Head of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization (OEAI), Ali Akbar Salehi. IS Looted Over $800m from Iraqi Banks Baghdad, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) Seeking out financing options, after the oil trade loss, the Islamic State (IS) has stolen over $830m in Iraq, as reported by the Iraq Central Bank. Somalia Denounces Economic Impact of Piracy at Regional Meeting 08 de agosto de 2017, 17:39Kampala, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) The Somali Government denounced today at a regional meeting in this capital city the economic damage caused by piracy and other related scourges such as illegal fishing and human trafficking along the country''s 3,000 kilometer coast. Entry of Migrants to Spain Frustrated 08 de agosto de 2017, 17:32Madrid, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) The security forces of Morocco and Spain frustrated today a new massive attempt of entry of illegal immigrants to the autonomous city of Ceuta, one of two Spanish enclaves in the north of Africa. Bolivia Invites Qatari Emir to Forum of Gas Exporting Countries 08 de agosto de 2017, 17:21La Paz, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia invited today emir of Qatar Tamin bin Hamad Al-Thani to the 4th Forum of Gas Exporting Countries (GECF), to be held from November 20th to 24th in the eastern city of Santa Cruz. Iraqi Bank Notifies Millionaire Loss because of Terrorist Action 08 de agosto de 2017, 16:33Baghdad, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) The Central Bank of Iraq confirmed today the loss for 825 million dollars removed by the terrorist organization Islamic State (ISIS) when it captured several provinces of the north and the west of the country, in 2014. South African President Survives No-confidence Motion 08 de agosto de 2017, 16:20Pretoria, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) South African President Jacob Zuma survived today the eighth no-confidence vote since he took office in 2009, this time by a narrow vote of 198 people against the motion and 177 ones in favor. Isaac Makwala to Miss World Finals of 400 Flat Meters London, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) One of the main favorites to the golden medal in the finals of the 400 flat meters of the World Athletics Cup of London, Botswanian Isaac Makwala, will be absent at the starting line today here because of gastrointestinal problems. Canada Concerned Canadian-made Armoured Vehicles Use Against Saudis Ottawa, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland expressed today deep concern about recent videos showing Canadian-made armored vehicles in alleged Saudi Arabia government operations against the population. Rainy Season Worsens Cholera Outbreak in South Sudan 08 de agosto de 2017, 13:40Juba, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) The effects of the rainy season in South Sudan aggravate the care of patients with cholera detected three months ago and spread the virus, an international organization said today. S. A. Ready for Parliamentary Vote Against President Zuma 08 de agosto de 2017, 12:54Pretoria, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) The South African Parliament is expected to vote secretly today on a motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma, something that the media opposed to the African National Congress (ANC) considers a crucial test for the veteran anti-apartheid organization. Oil Prices Rises Above $50 a Barrel 08 de agosto de 2017, 11:25London, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices is currently hovering over $50 a barrel, while this stock consolidation boosts traders. UN Special Envoy to Libya Backs Italy Naval Mission Rome, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) UN Special Envoy for Libya, Ghassan Salame, has positively assessed today here the Italian decision to participate with naval units in that country''s waters to jointly fight human trafficking. General Election in Kenya Raises World Expectations Nairobi, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of governments, international organizations and media have gathered in this capital today to witness what many describe as the tensest general election now and over the past few years in Africa. Iran Will not Allow Foreign Inspection of Its Military Sites Tehran, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) The Iranian Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh has affirmed that this Persian nation will not allow any foreign country to inspect its military sites under any circumstances, the Iranian Hispantv website reported today. Satellite Images Show the Destruction in the Saudi City Beirut, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) The satellite images have shown the destruction caused by shelling in residential areas in the Saudi city of Al-Awamiya, according to the digital media today. Kenya Elects New President 08 de agosto de 2017, 08:28Nairobi, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) More than 40,000 polling stations are opened today for about 19.6 million Kenyans across this African nation today to cast ballots for the election of the country''s next president. Nigerian Court Seizes Mansion of Corrupted ex-Minister 07 de agosto de 2017, 15:51Abuja, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) A court of Nigeria ordered today to seize a mansion valued at 37,5 million dollars, owned by former minister of oil Diezani Alison-Madueke, accused of corruption, an official reported here Monday. Syria Mantains the Principle of Territorial Integrity 07 de agosto de 2017, 15:29Damascus, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) Syria maintains the principle of its absolute territorial integrity without concessions, Foreign Deputy Minister Faisal Mikdad told the media, in an interview published today in this capital. Equatorial Guinea Promotes Tourism Industry Equatorial Guinea is committed to turn the Tourism industry into the main lifeline of its economy, which after the drop in oil prices, it has become its main financial source. Let’s see the next report. Morroco Will Hold Next China-Africa Investment Forum 07 de agosto de 2017, 14:06Rabat, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) Next edition of China-Africa Forum will take place in Morroco on Nov 27 and 28, today reported the financial local daily Economist. Iraqi Parliament to Question PM al-Abadi on Blackwater Comeback 07 de agosto de 2017, 10:47Baghdad, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) An Iraqi parliament will meet with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to inquire about the veracity of rumors on the return of notorious security company Blackwater for work in Iraq, according to Lebanese Army Drives IS out of Lebanon-Syria Border Zone 07 de agosto de 2017, 10:15Beirut, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) The Lebanese Army has dislodged IS forces from Bekaa valley, in eastern Lebanon, as reported by the National News Agency of Lebanon. Iranian President Meets Cuban Vice-President 07 de agosto de 2017, 10:07Tehran, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) President Hassan Rouhani has welcomed Cuban Vice President, Ulises Rosales del Toro, who participated in Saturday''s inauguration in Tehran, Granma newspaper reported today. Italy, Migration and Libya, a Triad in a Puzzle Por Frank GonzálezRome, (Prensa Latina) In its effort to stop human trafficking from Libya, the Italian government focuses on forging alliances with forces from that country, where chaos and ungovernability prevail. NEC Gives Credentials to Observers for Angolan Elections 07 de agosto de 2017, 09:24Luanda, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) Angola´s National Electoral Commission (NEC) officially is currently giving credentials to national and foreign observers for the August 23 general elections. Cuban Official Delegation Concludes Visit to Iran 07 de agosto de 2017, 09:02Tehran, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) A Cuban official delegation, led by Council of Ministers Vice-President, Ulises Rosales del Toro, has concluded a visit to Iran today, where participated in the inauguration of President Hassan Rohani. Syrian Army Totally Free Sukhnah Town 06 de agosto de 2017, 12:27Damascus, Aug 6 (Prensa Latina) After intense clashes, the Syrian army and allied militias managed total control of the town of Sukhnah, the last bastion of the Islamic state, Daesh, east of the province of Homs, military sources reported. Saharawi Leader Demands Pan-African Action to Release Prisoners 06 de agosto de 2017, 12:13Argel, Aug 6 (Prensa Latina) Saharawi President Brahim Gali has asked the Pan-African Parliament (PA) to intervene in the release of a group of 23 patriots from his country sentenced to extreme punishment by a Moroccan court, the Sahara Press Service reported today. Islamic State Threatens Kuwait Kuwait, Aug 6 (Prensa Latina) Threats of suicide attacks against Kuwait issued the terrorist group Islamic State (IS) in a video broadcast today by the Iraqi news website. EU Pleased with Nuclear Deal with Iran Tehran, Aug 6 (Prensa Latina) The current High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini, was pleased with the progress of the nuclear agreement signed between Iran and the G5 + 1, as highlighted by the Hispantv digital site. Israeli Settlers' Violence Rises on Palestinian Territories, UN Says United Nations, Aug 6 (Prensa Latina) Violence against Palestinians by Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank escalated in the first half of 2017, a United Nations agency reported. Hezbollah to Support Lebanese Army against Islamic State 05 de agosto de 2017, 11:18Beirut, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) The leader of the Hezbollah Resistance Movement, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, said that his fighters are ready to support the Lebanese Army in the battle against the Islamic State (IS), local media reported today. Syrian Army Repels Terrorist Attacks in Northern Hama Damascus, Aug5 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Army repelled attacks by the Islamic State (Daesh in Arabic) in the north of the central province of Hama, military sources reported today. Cuban Delegation in Iran to Attend President Rohani's Inauguration Tehran, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) A Cuban official delegation, headed by Council of Ministers Vice-President Ulises Rosales del Toro, arrived here on Saturday to attend the presidential inauguration of Hassan Rohani. Angola: First Optic Fiber Cable to South America Ready Luanda, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) Angola is to inaugurate next Wednesday the first optic fiber cable joining Africa with Latin America through the Atlantic, announced the Minister of Telecommnunications and Information Technology, José Carvalho da Rocha. Mauritania: One million and Half Voters Called for Referendum Nouakchott, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) The people of Mauritania will hold on Saturday a referendum to vote amendments to the Constitution suggested by the Government which include the elimination of the Senate. Global Competition to Fight Marine Plastic 04 de agosto de 2017, 18:05Nairobi, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) Some eight million tonnes of plastic end up each year in the oceans increasing pollution and economic damage, this is the starting point of the global competition opened today urging university students to submit solutions. President of Rwanda Favorite in Current Presidential Elections 04 de agosto de 2017, 17:43Kigali, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) Incumbent President of Rwanda Paul Kagame is leading opinion polls and analysts'' and media forecast for the elections started today in this country. Israeli Prime Minister Besieged by Corruption Accusations 04 de agosto de 2017, 14:49Tel Aviv, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) Accusations of corruption of different magnitude are now weighing on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, whose office refuted the accusations saying they were unfounded. Massive Presence at Presidential Ceremony in Iran Tehran, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of 85 countries and eight international organizations are expected tomorrow at the investiture ceremony for a second mandate of Iranian president, Hasan Rohani, reelected last May with 57 percent of the votes. Lauca Hydroelectric Plant Begins Operations in Angola Luanda, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) The first turbine of the Angolan Lauca hydroelectric power plant has started its electricity supply today, after President Jose Eduardo dos Santos set it on. ANC Warns of Consequences if South African President is Removed Pretoria, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) African National Congress (ANC) chief Whip Jackson Mthembu, has said today that a vote in favor of ousting present South African President Jacob Zuma would make the government collapse and plunge the nation into a crisis and political tourmoil. Third Man from Islamic State Dies during Iraqi Artillery Attack Baghdad, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) Abu Suhaib, the third man in importance of the self-denominated Islamic State (EI), was killed during an artillery attack of the Iraqi aviation, Iraqi News website posted today. Angolan President Places First Stone of Big Hydropower Luanda, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) President José Eduardo dos Santos today placed the first stone of Caculo Cabaza's hydropower that five years from now will become the biggest plant of its type in Angola. Zionist Conspiracies against Syria By Pedro Garcia Hernandez Syrian Army Accomplishes New Advances in the Northeast of the Country 03 de agosto de 2017, 14:49Damascus, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) Syrian army accomplished remarkable advances in the northeast of the country at retaking the control of 11 towns in Al Badiya desert, south of Raqqa, former capital of Islamic State, military reports stated today. Syria Rehabs Four Industrial Zones of the Country 03 de agosto de 2017, 14:18Damascus, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) Syria is rebuilding four industrial zones of the country with investments that exceed 1,2 billion dollars and offer employment to 122,000 people, according to a report of the Ministry of Local and Environmental Administrations. Trapdoor Spiders Crossed Indian Ocean to Reach Australia Canberra, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) The trapdoor spider (Moggridgea rainbowi), a very sedentary land-based lifestyle, must have crossed to Australia over the Indian Ocean from South Africa, according to a research by Plos One journal. Saudi Artillery Attack Kills Seven in Al-Awamiyah 03 de agosto de 2017, 10:50Riyadh, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) Artillery shelling from Saudi forces has killed seven people, including two policemen and several wounded people in the city of Al-Awamiyah, Saudi Arabia, according to reports posted today in Twitter. Egypt and Algeria Agree to Support Normalization in Libya 03 de agosto de 2017, 10:03Cairo, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) Egypt and Libya have agreed today to support regional efforts to stabilize Libyan situation, where two rival governments are in dispute over the power, and some armed groups are fighting for their respect, as reported by official media today. Iran Says New US Sanctions Violate Nuclear Deal 03 de agosto de 2017, 09:50Tehran, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi has said today that the new US-imposed sanctions break the terms of its nuclear deal with the United States and other world powers. Qatar Buys 7 Warships from Italy 03 de agosto de 2017, 08:59Doha, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) Qatar has concluded a $5,91bn deal with Italy for seven navy vessels, as stated today by Qatari Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani. New De-Escalation Zone Declared in Syria Damascus, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) A ceasefire, from midday, has reportedly entered into force in the third de-escalation zone to curtail terrorist, armed actions and secure peace covering 84 localities with about 150,000 inhabitants in the north of the central Syrian province of Homs. Russian Embassy in Syria Attacked with Mortar Damascus, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) At least four mortar shells were launched today against the Russian embassy in Damascus, Syria, without any casualties or material damages, official sources confirmed here. Niger Receives Anti-Terrorist Aid From Germany and France Niamey, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) Germany and France will provide Niger with military support to stand up against the terror groups´ increasing actions in the region, according to a German source. South Africa Fears Use of its Territory as a Drug Trafficking Route Pretoria, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) The six-month seizure of drugs valued at $14 million at various entry areas in South Africa cause this nation to fear of becoming as a drug trafficking route to other nations. Syrian Army Controls Half of the Northern Province of Raqqa Damascus, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) Military sources have confirmed today that Syrian Army and allied militias are currently controlling 50 percent of the northern province of Raqqa, where the Islamic State, Daesh, had claimed its capital. Syria and Iran Ratify Joint Efforts against Terrorism 02 de agosto de 2017, 09:37Damascus, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) Syria and Iran reaffirmed today the importance of joint efforts in the fight against terrorism during a meeting between the country''s Foreign Minister Wallid Al Moaellem and the president of the Persian Shura, Hossein Amir Abdollahiah. About 42 Countries to Attend Syria International Fair Damascus, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) Fanes Ahmad Al Kartally, general director of the Damascus International Fair, have confirmed today that 42 countries will participate at the event scheduled for August 17 to 26. Angolan NGO will Observe Elections in Kenya Luanda, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) The Angolan Institute for Electoral Systems and Democracy (IASED) will supervise the elections in Kenya on August 8, as part of a mission by the African Union, the non-governmental organization announced. Syria Commemorates The 72 Anniversary of Its Army Damascus, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) Marked by a congratulation message of president Bashar Al Assad, the country''s top political and social leaders today commemorated the 72nd anniversary of the Army and Armed Forces across the nation. US-Led Coalition Attacks Killed 60 Syrian Civilians Damascus, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) For the third time in less than a week, United States-led coalition air force raided parts of the Syrian province of Deir Ezzor and killed at least 60 civilians, according to military sources. South African President Points out Economic Difficulties in 2017 Pretoria, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) President Jacob Zuma referred to the current difficulties of the South African economy and anticipated that growth of 1.3 percent for this year will be below 0.5 percent, it was reported today. South Africa Hosts Industrialization Week and SADC Summit Pretoria, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) One week dedicated to industrialization begins today in Johannesburg before the 37th Summit of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) under the slogan of ''Association with the private sector for industrial development and the chain of values of the region''. Qatar Makes Legal Complains to WTO over Gulf Trade Boycott Doha, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) Qatar has filed today a wide-ranging legal complaint at the World Trade Organization (WTO) to challenge a trade boycott by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and United Arab Emirates. Syrian President to Address for Army's 72nd Anniversary Damascus, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said today that the ''Army baptized with its own blood the land of Syria and protected it from the terror and Zionist enemies'', on the occasion of the 72nd anniversary of that Armed Force. China Defends at UN Iran's Right to Nuclear Agreement United Nations, Jul 31 (Prensa Latina) China has called today at the United Nations to respect the implementation of the nuclear agreement Iran reached with six world powers, a mechanism considered beneficial to the interests of peace of the international community. Pan African Forces Admits Casualties by Islamist Attack in Somalia Mogadishu, Jul 31 (Prensa Latina) The African Unity Mission in Somalia (Amisom) has today admitted an undetermined number of casualties during a combat in that country of the Horn of Africa with the Islamist group Al Shabab. Mozambican PM in Vietnam to Strengthen Bilateral Relationships Hanoi, July 31 (Prensa Latina) Mozambique''s Prime Minister, Carlos Agostinho do Rosario, has arrived in Vietnam today heading a high-level delegation to attend an invitation from his counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc. Suspicion in Italy About Oil Purchases From Terrorist Organizations Rome, July 31 (Prensa Latina) Italian law enforcement term it feasible that the nation''s main refineries imported oil from areas controlled by terror organizations, according to a confidential document discussed today by La Repubblica newspaper. Syrian Army Reaches Northern Region of Deir Ezzor Province Damascus, Jul 31 (Prensa Latina) After continuous fighting for almost 24 hours, Syrian army units managed to reach the northern border of Deir Ezzor province, military sources said. Croacia Cooperates with Iran's Railway Development Tehran, Jul 30 (Prensa Latina) Iran is ready to provide Croatia with conditions for investment, making cars and technology transferring on its railway sector, said Sunday Chief Executive Officer of the Islamic Republic of Iranian Railways (IRIR), Mohammad Rajabi. Palestinians in Lebanon Condemn US Blockade against Cuba Beirut, Jul 30 (Prensa Latina) The League of Palestinians who graduated in Cuba condemned today the US blockade against the island, as well as the recent measures taken by President Donald Trump, while asking for the return of the territory occupied by the United States in Guantanamo. Syrian Army in Heavy Clashes with Terrorists Damascus, Jul 30 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian army and allied militias joined actions today against the Islamic State (Daesh) in the east, less than a kilometer from the city of Sukhnah, said military sources. Women's Month Starts in South Africa on August Pretoria, Jul 30 (Prensa Latina) Minister in the Presidency Responsible for Women, Susan Shabangu, will on Tuesday officially launch the 2017 Women''s Month at the Union Buildings in Tshwane, SA News reports Sunday. Terrorist Attack Kills Russian Today Reporter in Homs, Syria Damascus, Jul 30 (Prensa Latina) Khaled Alkhateb, a contributing reporter in Syria for Russian Today TV channel, got reportedly killed in an artillery attack by terrorist groups in Homs province. Damascus Exhibits Huge Electronic Mural Newspaper 29 de julio de 2017, 13:01Damascus, Jul 29 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian newspaper Al-Maktab is starting today to publish its electronic version on a 2,000-square-meter mural on the front wall of the hotel Samiramis, in the central area in this capital. New Evidence Shows South African Activist Was Murdered Pretoria, Jul 29 (Prensa Latina) New evidence presented to the Court about the death 45 years ago of the anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol, today indicate that the suspicions of relatives could corroborate and demonstrate that the young man was killed. Cuban Doctors Protest Trump's Policy Against Cuba Pretoria, Jul 28 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban medical brigade working in Northern Cape has condemned today the recent statements by American President, Donald Trump, aimed at worsening the blockade on the Caribbean country. Traditional Festival Opens in the Syrian City of Bloudan Damascus, Jul 28 (Prensa Latina) The traditional festival of the Syrian city of Bloudan, in Damascus province, has been opened today with multiple artistic and popular events, after years of inactivity due to the terrorist war imposed on the country. Boko Haram Ambush in Nigeria Leaves More Than 50 Dead Abuja, July 28 (Prensa Latina) More than 50 people have been killed in northern Nigeria in an ambush by the islamic terror group, Boko Haram. Syrian Army Keeps Advancing over ISIS Terrorists Damascus, Jul 28 (Prensa Latina) Syrian army units have been maintaining since early today intense fighting against the Islamic State, Daesh, near Al Sukhnah, in the eastern province of Homs, according to military sources. Civilians Flee Raqqa as Fight against IS Heightens Damascus, Jul 28 (Prensa Latina) Trapped in Crossfire, civilians are hastily fleeing the northeastern Syrian city of Raqqa as fight against the terrorist organization IS intensifies, local sources told Syrian media outlets. Iran Successfully Launched into Low Orbit Satellite Carrier Rocket Tehran, July 28 (Prensa Latina) Iran has confirmed the successful launch into low earth orbit of satellite carrier rocket, designed and developed by Iranian space specialists. Israeli, French, U.S. Navies Joined for Naval Exercise Cairo, Jul 28 (Prensa Latina) The U.S. Navy teamed up with the French Navy and the Israeli Defense Force''s Underwater Missions Unit to conduct a late-July two-week underwater exercise called Noble Melinda off the coast of Haifa. World's greatest conservation center works in Egypt On the outskirts of Cairo the conservation center of the great museum of Egypt has been operating for some years. The installation, considered the largest in the world, has about 32 thousand square meters, and its specialists have great experience in the restoration of thousands of pieces of different periods. Yosbel Bullaín extends us. Coalition Led by US Causes 18 Dead in Syria Damascus, Jul 27 (Prensa Latina) The air force of the coalition led by the United States caused the death of 18 people and more than 20 injured in Tajaneh, northern Syrian province of Deir Ezzor Thursday, military sources reported here. Syria with Great Losses in Transport 26 de julio de 2017, 09:42Damascus, Jul 26 (Prensa Latina) Syria is now suffering heavy losses in transportation which exceeded 70 percent in the railroad network, according to data spread here today by the Transportation Ministry in Damascus. Arab governments deem terrorists others linked with Qatar 26 de julio de 2017, 06:28Ryadh, Jul 26 (Prensa Latina) Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrein and Egypt listed as terrorists another nine individuals and equal number of entities for supposedly receiving support from Qatar. In a declaration issued in the Saudi city of Jeddah, the governments of those four countries deemed with that condition three Yemen enterprises and other six from Libya, according to reports of the Saudi News Agency. Over 30 Countries Confirm Attendance to Syrian Fair 26 de julio de 2017, 05:00Damascus, Jul 26 (Prensa Latina) The director of the Syrian Establishment of Fairs and International Markets, Fares Kartely, said that 38 countries have confiormed their partiipation in the 59th edition of the International Fair of Damascus, scheduled from August 17 to 26. Bata and African Continental City Bata is the economic capital of EQUATORIAL GUINEA. With just over one hundred and sixty thousand inhabitants, this city shows visitors its beauty and progress in the Central African country. Arab governments deem terrorists to those linked with Qatar Ryadh, Jul 26 (Prensa Latina) Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrein and Egypt listed as terrorists another nine individuals and equal number of entities for supposedly receiving support from Qatar. Putin Discusses Comprehensive Cooperation with Iraqi Vice-president Moscow, Jul 25 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed today with Iraqi Deputy Foreign Minister Nuri Al-Maliki the comprehensive cooperation between the two countries, including the commercial, energy and military-technical cooperation, during a meeting in the Kremlin. Cuba, Qatar Plans Respectful Relationship Focused on Development Havana, Jul 25 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Qatar are planning a relationship based on mutual respect and focused on the economic development, Arab country''s ambassador here, Rashid Mairza Al-Mulla, stated today. Syria's Determination and Tenacity Delivers Encouraging Results Damascus, Jul 25 (Prensa Latina) Syria''s determination and tenacity after more than five years of an imposed war are delivering encouraging results on the long and winding road to peace, still plagued of dangers and the terrible sequel of more than half a million people killed and injured. UN Points Out Challenges for Peace in West Africa and Sahel United Nations, Jul 25 (Prensa Latina) The UN Security Council pointed out today the challenges jeopardizing peace and stability in West Africa and Sahel, including political conflicts and terrorism. Nigeria: Highest Number of Children Not Attending School Abuja, Jul 25 (Prensa Latina) The Government of Nigeria lamented today the increased number of children not attending school in this country, (10.5 million), the highest number in the 20 millions reported in the world. Turkish President Erdogan Pledges for Solution to Persian Gulf Crisi 24 de julio de 2017, 15:09Doha, Jul 24 (Prensa Latina) Turkish president , Recep Tayyip Erdogan fight in favor of a negotiated solution to the crisis between the Gulf countries during his visit to Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, which last nation he arrived today. US-Led Coalition Bombs Syrian Town 24 de julio de 2017, 14:57Damascus, Jul 24 (Prensa Latina) US-led Coalition aviation has again bombed the town of Al Mayadeen, south of the city of Deir Ezzor, capital of the Syrian province of the same name, reported military sources. Egyptian Police Foil Attempt to Steal Isis Statue in Nubia Museum 24 de julio de 2017, 12:11Cairo,Jul 24 (Prensa Latina) Police and employees of the Nubia Museum in Aswan, Egypt, foiled an attempt to steal a statue depicting goddess Isis breastfeeding her son Horus. French Defender Benjamin Mendy to Join Manchester City Manchester, July 24 (Prensa Latina) Senegalese-born defender Benjamin Mendy was confirmed today to join Manchester City for the upcoming Premier League season. Arab Foreign Ministers Urgent Meeting to Discuss Jerusalem Postponed Cairo, July 24 (Prensa Latina) The Arab League (AL) has decided today to postpone till Thursday the urgent meeting of Arab foreign ministers on Jerusalem increasingly acute crisis, which Muslims call Al Quds. Somalia Government to Sanction Those Who Pays Taxes to Terrorists 24 de julio de 2017, 10:32Mogadishu, Jul 24 (Prensa Latina) The Somali government warned today that it will penalize traders who pay taxes to the terrorist movement Al Shabab. At Least 26 Killed in Kabul Car Bomb 24 de julio de 2017, 08:18Kabul, July 24 (Prensa Latina) At least 26 people were killed and 42 wounded this morning after a Taliban-claimed car bomb in the Afghan capital Kabul, a health ministry spokesman, Wahidullah Madshroh, confirmed. About 600,000 Yemenis Might Get Cholera in 2017 24 de julio de 2017, 00:30Sanaa, Jul 24 (Prensa Latina) More than 600,000 people might get cholera this year in Yemen, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) warned on Sunday, when the country''s health system is practically collapsing. UNICEF Warns about Impact of Mosul Conflict on Children United Nations, Jul 23 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) has warned today that the conflict to free the Iraqi city of Mosul from the Islamic State (IS) caused a deep impact on children. Persian Gulf Crisis Was Planned, Qatari Diplomat Says Panama, Jul 23 (Prensa Latina) Qatar''s crisis with the neighboring states was planned, according to that country''s ambassador to Panama, Nasser Rashid Al-Nuaimi, who rejected Doha''s links with terrorists, in an interview published in the newspaper La Prensa today. Israel Is Playing with Fire in Holy Site, Arab League Says Cairo, Jul 23 (Prensa Latina) The Arab League (AL) accused Israel today of playing with fire by imposing new security measures in an Islamic holy site in Jerusalem, the Temple Mount. Iraqi Authorities Try to Find 39 Indians Kidnapped by IS in 2014 New Delhi, Jul 23 (Prensa Latina) The Iraqi Embassy in this capital today announced the beginning of operations here to find 39 Indian construction workers who were kidnapped by the Islamic State (IS) in 2014. Syrian Army Strikes Terrorists in Deir Ezzor Damascus, Jul 23 (Prensa Latina) Units of the Syrian Army successfully attacked groups of terrorists near Deir Ezzor, in the north of the country, with support from the aviation, military sources reported today. Angola Electoral Commission Affirms the Material will Be Ready Sunday Luanda, Jul 23 (Prensa Latina) The spokeswoman of the National Electoral Commission of Angola (CNE), Julia Ferreira, said that all the material for the general elections of August 23 will be ready in the country today. Qatar Emir Ready for Gulf Crisis Talks, but with Conditions Doha, July 22 (Prensa Latina) Qatar has reaffirmed today the premises raised by its Emir, Sheikh bin Hamad al-Thani, to the four Arab States that broke off diplomatic relations to solve the political crisis in the Persian Gulf region. Lebanese Army Attacks Jihadists Fleeing to Arsal Village 22 de julio de 2017, 08:56Beirut, July 22 (Prensa Latina) Heavy Lebanese army artillery units have bombed Fateh Al-Sham Front terrorist gangs trying to enter into Arsal to avoid Hizbulah attacks against their bases in the Anti-Lebanon mountains. Violence and Cholera Epidemics, Lethal Combination Affecting Yemen United Nations, Jul 22 (Prensa Latina) United Nations (UN) agencies warned today about the devastating impact on the Yemeni population of the violence and the cholera epidemics that are affecting that country in the Arabian peninsula. Terrorists Attack Power Plant in Hama Province 21 de julio de 2017, 16:47Damascus, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) Terrorist elements attacked with rockets the Al Zara power plant in the suburbs of Hama city, capital of the homonymous province, with no casualties, according to sources in the area. Cameroon Finds Two Corpses after 34 Soldiers Disappeared 21 de julio de 2017, 15:31Yaunde, Jul 21 (prensa Latina) The Cameroonian Coast Guard confirmed the finding of two corpses of the 34 soldiers who disappeared when a military vessel foundered Sunday on its Atlantic coast. Forthcoming African Sub Regional Meeting to Address South Sudan Issue Juba, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) South Sudan will hold on the 24 a meeting of the Inter-gobermental Authority for Development IGAD member countries to re-establish the 2015 peace agreement, reported today an official source. Over 12,000 Migrants Expel From Germany in 2017 Berlin, July 21 (Prensa Latina) A total of 12,545 migrants and asylum seekers were deported from Germany in the first six months of 2017, as revealed by Funke media group. Iran Forces Kill 3 Terrorists, Wound 4 Tehran, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) Iran''s Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) reported Friday its Ground Forces killed three terrorists and wounded another four in the country''s northwest border on Thursday evening. Three Palestinians Killed as Protests Rage in Jerusalem Beirut, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) Three Palestinians have been shot dead in Jerusalem amid mass protests in which over 140 people have been reportedly injured after the Israeli police charged against demonstrators. Nearly 4,000 Foreigners Graduated at Cuban University in Santiago Santiago de Cuba, July 21 (Prensa Latina) A total of 3,819 health professionals from different countries graduated at the University of Medicine in this city,the first founded by the Revolution outside the Cuban capital. Rainy Season to Worsen Cholera in Yemen London, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) The rainy season will worsen the cholera epidemic in Yemen and the number of cases could reach 60,000, further aggravating the impact of the civil war in the country, Oxfam warned. Islamic Academy Condemns Israeli Incitements in Jerusalem Cairo, July 21 (Prensa Latina) Israeli incitements at the Al Aqsa mosque, one of Islam''s three holiest sites, were condemned today by Al Azhar, the most important center for Sunni Muslims. Lebanon's Hezbollah Bombs Terrorist Bases on Syrian Border Beirut, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) Militias of the resistance movement Hezbollah bombed positions of the terrorist group Fateh Al-Sham Front (formerly Al-Nusra) in the mountains of Anti-Lebanon, near the Lebanese town of Arsal and the Syrian border. Syrian Army Offensives in Three Combat Zones Damascus, July 21 (Prensa Latina) Syrian army troops and allied militias are carrying out heavy offensives south of Raqqa, east of Homs and in areas near the Qalamun region, close to the Lebanese border, according to military sources. Burundi President Travels to Tanzania to Step Up Cooperation Bujumbura, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza traveled to Tanzania today, his first trip out of the country since May 2015, when he was the target of a failed coup, reported an official source. More Armed Militants Lay Down Weapons; Join Amnisty in Syria Damascus, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) Gunmen in seven villages and towns in the Syrian central province of Homs have laid down their weapons and joined the nationwide reconciliation plan. Hundreds have done in the past 24 hours, military sources confirmed. Saudi King Orders Arrest of Prince Involved in Abuses Ryadh, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) King Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia ordered the immediate arrest of a prince of his own family involved with other people in abusive acts against ordinary citizens, highlighted the Royal House Al-Saud today. Syrian President Meets Iranian FM 20 de julio de 2017, 12:25Damascus, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) President Bashar al-Assad has met today with Iranian Foreign Minister, Hossein Jaberi Ansari, and the delegation he leads. Syrian Army Surrounds ISIS Terrorists in the Center of the Country Damascus, July 20 (Prensa Latina) Syrian army troops and allied militias have rapidly moved forward in the last 24 hours to surround ISIS terror groups in the center and east of the country, according to military sources today. China to Increase cooperation, assistance to Palestine Beijing, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) China is willing to strengthen cooperation with Palestine on trade, infrastructure, human resources and capacity building to improve its economic development and people''s well-being, Premier Li Keqiang was quoted as saying. Sudan to Relocate Refugees in Bordering Countries Khartoum, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) The Sudanese Government announced today that it would relocate the Sudanese refugees that live in this capital in bordering countries, because they are supposedly ''a threat to security.'' Qatari Government Offers Aid to Agricultural Producers amid Crisis Doha, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) The Qatari Government is boosting a plan to subsidize agricultural farms considered ''non-productive'' farms to help them contribute quality products to the local market, despite the boycott the country is currently going through. Egypt builds the world´s biggest museum At the beginning of next year, the great museum of Egypt will be inaugurated partially, as a cultural complex that expects to become the biggest of the world, and where the greatest treasures of antiquity can be displayed. Yosbel Bullaín, tell us about. Lebanon: Syrian Embassy Rejects Mistreatment of Refugees Beirut, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Embassy rejected today the mistreatment of some Syrian refugees and displaced people in Lebanon, while praising President Michel Aoun''s stance against any ill-treatment of this vulnerable sector. Cooperation between Syria and the IRC Highlighted Damascus, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Hussein Makhlouf, Syrian Minister of Administration and Environment discussed, assessed and highlighted the programs of joint cooperation with the head of the International Red Cross (IRC) mission in Syria, Marianne Gasser, here Wednesday. Bahrein Investigates Illegal Network Involved with Terrorism Manama, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) The Prosecutor General against Terrorism in Bahrain made progress in investigating the alleged formation of an illegal organization suspected of wanting to attack personal liberties and damage national unity. UN: Africa Presents Demands for Regional Peace United Nations, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) The African Union (AU) presented its vision of the needs for the continent to play a more active role in preventing and finding the solution for its conflicts, in the United Nations Security Council Wednesday. Afghanistan Army Kills 55 Rebels in the Last 24 Hours Kabul, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) The Afghan Army has killed nearly 55 insurgents in the last 24 hours in an offensive launched in 15 provinces of the country, reported the Defense Ministry in a statement. Syrian Army Recovers More Oil Fields in Southern Raqqa Damascus, July 19 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian army and allied militias have recovered the town of Rmelian, 15 oil wells, a gas field and two processing plants in southern Raqqa province, according to military reports. Syrian Army Develops Offensive in Southern Raqqa Damascus, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) After fierce fighting, the Syrian army is carrying out some offensive operations in southern Raqqa, where U.S. forces are besieged by US-backed Islamic forces, military sources said today. Iran Promises a Respond to US Sanctions by Missile Program Tehran, July 19 (Prensa Latina) Iran has condemned today the new US sanctions for its ballistic missile program and promised to carry out reciprocal actions against US natural and legal people who have taken action against this nation and other Muslim countries. Food Situation in Syria Is Improving, Says United Nations Rome, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Food security in some areas in Syria improved slightly, compared to the year 2016, although the situation is worse than prior to the war, United nations agencies warned. UN: Mandela Represents the Best of Human Race United Nations, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) President of the United Nations General Assembly Peter Thomson said today that the late South African leader Nelson Mandela represents the best of human race and an endless source of inspiration. Athletics: Kenya Has Conditions to Organize Diamond League Meeting Nairobi, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Kenya today has the capacity to host a meeting of the Athletics Diamond League, said national track and field coach David Letting. Indonesia Rejects Return of National Citizens Who Joined IS in Syria Jakarta, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) The Indonesian Government rejected today the return of its nationals that joined the Islamic State (IS) in Syria, trying to stop the spreading of extremist ideologies in the country, amid the increase of violence. Palestinians Call for a Day of Rage in Jerusalem Ramallah, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) The Al-Fatah Movement has called all Palestinians for a Day of Rage tomorrow to protest against the growing repression of Israeli occupying forces in East Jerusalem, particularly around the Al Aqsa mosque. Angola to Finance the Lauca Hydropower Plant Transportation System Luanda, July 18 (Prensa Latina) Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos has authorized the Ministry of Finance to seek external funds to complete the energy transportation system associated with the Lauca hydropower plant, an official source said. Turkey to Fight Terror 'to the end' Ankara, July 18 (Prensa Latina) Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has said that his government will resolutely continue fighting terrorism in the country and beyond, till eliminating the last terrorist. Syrian Army Makes Further Advance in Raqqa towards Deir Ezzor Damascus, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) After fierce fighting, Syrian Army units have reportedly crushed more ISIS positions in southwestern Raqqa, taking control of more terrain in the offensive towards the province of Deir Ezzor. USA Says Iran Complies with Nuke Deal, but Vows New Sanctions Washington, July 18 (Prensa Latina) The US Government has acknowledged that Iran has been complying with the US-agreed nuclear program and with other five nations by 2015, but it is still threatening more sanctions on Persian territory. Iran Will Resist New US sanctions, Parliament Speaker Stressed 18 de julio de 2017, 10:24Tehran, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Iran''s Parliament (Majlis) has approved Tuesday an urgent bill conceived to counteract ''US adventurous and terrorist actions'' in the region, the legislative house Speaker Ali Larijani stressed. South Africa Honors Nelson Mandela on His International Day 18 de julio de 2017, 10:08Pretoria, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) President Jacob Zuma called on South African youths to achieve the radical economic transformation of the country and to follow Nelson Mandela''s steps, at an event on the occasion of the emblematic anti-apartheid fighter''s International Day on Tuesday. Mandela Day for Fostering Wellbeing of Less Fortunate South Africans 18 de julio de 2017, 09:57Pretoria, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Mandela''s memory in another type of fight today in South Africa: foster wellbeing and raise the social standard of the poor. Syrian Forces Captures 5 Oil Fields from ISIS in Raqqa 18 de julio de 2017, 00:19Damascus, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Army units captured five oil fields south of the northern city of Raqqa, following battles with the Islamic State (ISIS) or Daesh, in Arab, military sources confirmed. Aleppo's Industry Begins to Recover 18 de julio de 2017, 00:11Damascus, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Some 374 industrial plants and factories in Aleppo''s al-Sheikh Najjar industrial area have resumed production gradually reopening jobs for 1,200 workers in a city that was practically destroyed by the terrorist war imposed on Syria. Ugandan Soldiers to Reinforce African Contingent in Somalia 17 de julio de 2017, 15:17Kampala, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) More than 2,000 soldiers and officials from the Uganda Popular Defense Forces (UPDF) departed for Somalia Monday, to reinforce the mission of the African Union (Amisom) deployed in Somalia since 2007. Civilian Casualties Rise in Syria and Iraq During Trump's Government Washington, July 17 (Prensa Latina) The number of civilian casualties in the Coalition air raid against the Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq has significantly increased since US President Donald Trump´s Inauguration, according to a report released today. Several Women Aspire to the ANC Presidency in South Africa Pretoria, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) Several South African women have begun promoting political campaigns as presidential candidates for the African National Congress (ANC), ahead of the conference that the organization will hold in December to elect its new leaders, it was reported today. Syrian Army Faces Attacks in Southern Part of Country Damascus, July 17 (Prensa Latina) Terrorist elements have attacked Syrian army units in the southern region of the country, according to some images and information released by military sources in Damascus. As reported by several media, including the Al Masdar News website, these terror troops belong to the Jaysh Osoud al Sharquiyah group, linked to the so-called US-backed Syrian Free Army (ELS). Russia Strengthens Truce and Humanitarian Aid in Syria Moscow, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Ministry of Defense (MINDEF) has reported today on the strengthening of the detente areas and humanitarian aid in Syria, while continuing to fight terrorist groups. Elections in Angola: Six for a Chair Por Roberto HernandezLuanda (Prensa Latina) Angola will have a new president when on August 23 the more than 25,000 polling stations set up by the National Electoral Commission close and the party with more representatives elected then choose the top executive. The winner will come from a list of six candidates, none of whom is a woman. Somalia is in Its Third Week of an Internet Blackout Mogadiscio,Jul 16 (Prensa Latina)The internet has been down in Somalia since June 24, when an anchor from a Swiss-owned ship, MSC Alice, cut the single fibre cable that links Somalia to the rest of the world. South Sudan Admits Launching Offensives in Rebel Stronghold Abuja,Jul 16 (Prensa Latina) South Sudan government admitted that its forces launched offensives to take control of Pagak, a stronghold of rebels loyal to former First Vice-President Riek Machar. British Government Considers Life Sentences For Acid Attacks London,Jul 16 (Prensa Latina)The British government is set to launch a review on tougher sentencing for perpetrators of acid attacks after Home Secretary Amber Rudd said those found guilty should ''feel the full force of the law.'' Senegal: Eight Dead,Many Injured in Senegal Football Stadium Stampede Dakar, Jul 16 (Prensa Latina) Eight people have been killed during a Senegal football league final in Dakar in a stampede that broke out following clashes at the end of the match,local media reported. Values and Legacy of Nelson Mandela Highlighted in Cuba Havana, July 15 (Prensa Latina) Cuban sports delegates, executives and participants in the race for the International Day of South African leader Nelson Mandela highlighted today the importance of their legacy for the new generations in the world. ANC President Calls on Alliance Members to Achieve Unity Pretoria, July 15 (Prensa Latina) African National Congress (ANC) President, Baleka Mbete, called on members of the South African government''s tripartite alliance to resolve their differences and join forces to successfully face the 2019 general elections, here. Italy: More than 6,500 Immigrants Arrive in 24 hours Rome, Jul 15 (Prensa Latina) More than 1,500 immigrants rescued from the Mediterranean Sea arrived today at southern Italian ports, as part of a wave of more than 6,500 arrivals in the recent 24 hours. Islamist Organization and Leaders Condemn Israeli Action in Al-Aqsa Riyadh, Jul 15 (Prensa Latina) The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and various Arab and Muslim institutions and countries condemned today Israel''s decision to close the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem and ban Palestinians from praying. Cuban Disco Thrower Silinda O. Morales Wins Gold in Nairobi Nairobi, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuban female discus thrower Silinda O. Morales won the world title at the World Junior Athletics Championship in the capital of Kenya, in competitions that are disputed until Sunday. Syria Describes Seventh Round of Dialogue in Geneva as Useful United Nations, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) The head of the Syrian governmental delegation at the intra-Syrian talks in Geneva, Bashar al-Jaafari, described today as useful the seventh round of talks, in which the fight against terrorism was discussed by the parts. Man Stabs Six Tourists in Egypt in Deadly Spree; Two Died Cairo, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) An unidentified man attacked six foreign tourists, two of whom died in the luxurious spa town of Hurghada, south of the Sinai peninsula facing the Red Sea, reported the Interior Ministry. Drugs and Weapons Occupied in South African Airport Pretoria, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) The strengthening or reinforcment of security measures at Johannesburg''s or Tambo International Airport began to show results with the capture of about 200 kilograms of cocaine and a shipment of automatic rifles, it was reported today. British Police Frustrates Five Terror Attacks in the Last Weeks London, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) The London Metropolitan Police (MET) frustrated 5 terrorist attacks in the last weeks in the United Kingdom, some of them just about to be perpetrated, as confirmed by MET chief Cressida Dick Friday. Russia Denounces Smear Anti-Syrian Campaign by White Helmet Moscow, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) Russia''s Foreign Ministry has denounced Friday the so-called White Helmets NGO is involved in a defamation campaign targeting the Syrian government. Armed Groups in Southern Syria Reject US-Russia Ceasefire Deal Damascus, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) The largest coalition of armed militant groups in Southern Syria refused to participate in a US-Russia brokered ceasefire stretching across Quneitra, Dara''a and Western Sweida. South African Doctors Trained in Cuba Graduate in KwaZulu-Natal Pretoria, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) About 70 South African doctors who studied in Cuba were graduated today at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, at a ceremony presided over by Deputy Health Minister of this country, Joe Phaahla, and Cuba''s Ileana Morales. Angola, SA, DRC Reaffirmed Commitment to Regional Peace Pretoria, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) Angola, the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Africa have reaffirmed their commitment to the Tripartite Mechanism, which is a crucial vehicle to regional peace efforts SA News highlights here Friday. FAO Warns of Worsening Food Crisis in East Africa Rome, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) alerted here today that for three consecutive years of drought in East Africa worsened the food crisis in that region. Seventh Round of the Intra-Syrian Dialogue Ends in Geneva United Nations, July 14 (Prensa Latina) The seventh round of the UN-sponsored dialogue between Syrian government and opposition representatives ends today in Geneva, and the mediator of the process, Staffan de Mistura, will report to the Security Council. Iran Urges US to Reconsider Negative Approach towards Nuclear Deal New York, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) Iran''s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has called on the US to reconsider its negative approach towards the nuclear deal as it is an international agreement. Railroad Lines between Three Syrian Cities Reactivated Damascus, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) The railroad lines for loads between the Syrian cities of Homs, Tartus and Latakia, were reactivated and are working, said an announcement by Najub Fares, General Director of the Syrian Railroad Enterprise Thursday. Iraqi Children in Mosul Pay the Price of War; Unicef 13 de julio de 2017, 14:47United Nations, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Children Fund (Unicef) has warned that about 650,000 children in the Iraqi city of Mosul are paying with their suffering the terrible price of the last three years of terrorist war. Angolan Police Arrest People Charged with Damaging Polling Stations 13 de julio de 2017, 14:45Luanda, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) Angolan police reportedly arrested two men accused of withdrawing several indications of polling stations in this capital for August 23 elections. Syria Holds 3rd Meeting with UN Special Envoy De Mistura 13 de julio de 2017, 14:43Damascus, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) As Syria''s delegation held a third round of talks with UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura in Geneva as part of the ongoing intra-Syrian dialogue, Army elite units began operations to capture ISIS last stronghold in Homs province. Congo Deputy Prime Minister in Angola to Talk of Refugees Situation Luanda, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo, She Leonare Oshintudu, arrived in Angola today for a tripartite meeting on the situation of refugees in this country. Tillerson Left Persian Gulf Apparently without Resolving Qatar Crisis Cairo, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson left Doha on Thursday with no breakthrough reported in resolving the month-long dispute, which pits the Saudi-led Arab quartet against Qatar. USA Preventing Inspection of Chemicals Weapons in Syria, Says Russia Moscow, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) The United States by all means tries to prevent the sending of experts to investigate the use of chemical weapons in Syria, denounced today Mikhail Ulianov, director of the arms control department of the Russian Foreign Ministry. South Africa, United States Announce Joint Military Exercises 13 de julio de 2017, 10:47Pretoria, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) The South African National Defense Forces (SADF) will carry out military maneuvers with the United States from July 17 to August 4, announced the government''s Communication Department today. Oman Wants to Expand Economic Ties with Iran, Despite Gulf Crisis Muscat, Jul 13 (prensa Latina) Oman reaffirmed today its willingness to expand relations with Iran, particularly economic and trade cooperation, regardless of political ups and downs, such as that affecting the Persian Gulf region due to the crisis with Qatar. A 6% Growth, a Huge Challenge for South Africa Johannesburg, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) For South Africa to achieve a 6% growth the government will have to make ''extraordinary bold decisions'' to be able to change the economy, believes Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba. Cuban Delegation Visits Syrian Military Hospital Damascus, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) A representative of the Cuban embassy in Syria, led by business manager, Pablo Ginarte, has visited the Yussef Azmeh military hospital in the Mezzeh neighborhood of this capital. South Africa Will Conduct Peacekeeping Drill with US Forces Pretoria, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) The South African National Defense Force and United States troops are set for the bilateral peace support operation exercise for the third time since 2011, SA News reported Thursday. FAO: 17 Million People are Food Insecure in Yemen Geneva, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) Some 17 million people in Yemen, two thirds of the population, are today severely food insecure, said FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva here. Fight for Mosul Concluded, But Not Hunger, Says UN 13 de julio de 2017, 00:16United Nations, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations said today that the end of the fight that led to the defeat of the Islamic State (IS) in the Iraqi city of Mosul does not mean the end of the problems of its inhabitants to find food. 46 People die of Famine in Two Months in South Sudan Juba, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) About 46 people died of hunger in May and June in the South Sudan state of Mopollo, notified the coordinator of the government''s Humanitarian Affairs Commission in that area, Wilson Moga. Zambian Parliament Approve Emergency State Pretoria, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) The Zambian parliament approved the establishment of the State of Emergency for three months in a debate that lasted for hours due to the confrontation of opposition deputies, considering the measure an abuse of power by President Edgar Lungu. Syrian Army Recaptures Important Oil Field in Homs Damascus, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Army was able to recaptured control over the oil field of Al Heil, in the province of Homs, about 200 kilometers from the capital, reported military sources today. Four Suicide Bombers Kill 19 in Nigeria Abuja, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) Four suicide bombers from the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram killed 19 people in attacks on the civil defense personnel, reported the police today. Turkey Will Keep Standing With Qatar,Says Economy Minister Ankara, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) Turkey will continue to meet Qatar''s daily and long-term needs through exporting necessary supplies, Turkish Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci said today. South Africa-Cuba Academic Committee Meets in Durban Pretoria, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) The South African-Cuba Academic Committee is meeting today and tomorrow in Durban, a South African province of KwaZulu-Natal, prior the graduation on Friday of a group of young people from that country who studied medicine in that Caribbean nation. Lebanese Hizbulah Accuses USA of Creating ISIS, Praises Mosul Victory Beirut, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) The resistance movement Hizbulah accused the United States of creating the Islamic State (ISIS) and gave the green light to countries in the area to finance and support the terrorist group, Lebanese media stressed today. Syrian Gov't Ready to Reconstruct Aleppo, Raqqa Damascus, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Cabinet has reportedly entrusted a government committee with preparing a plan to reconstruct infrastructure and services in Aleppo city and Raqqa province. Iran Assures Willingness to Help Iraq's Reconstruction Tehran, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) Iran has reportedly expressed its willingness to help Iraq in reconstructing the country in the wake of Iraqi victories over ISIS. UN-Supported Intra-Syrian Dialogue Continues in Geneva Damascus, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) The 7th round of the so-called Intra-Syrian Dialogue continues at UN''s headquarters in Geneva where a government''s delegation headed by top diplomat Bashar al-Jaafari is talking with oppositions representatives. First Woman Appointed Manager of Iran Air Hits Headlines Tehrán, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) Government, social and news circles of Iran highlighted today as a sign of progress of the Islamic Revolution the appointment of Farzaneh Sharafbafi as the first woman to manage the national airline Iran Air. Syria Hosts Information Technology Fair Damascus, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) A fair specialized in information technology was opened today in Damascus in the presence of 30 national companies and more than 100 new and innovative brands. China's Military Base in Djibouti Aimed at Securing Regional Peace Beijing, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) The establishment of China''s naval base in Djibouti, which is in fact Beijing''s first overseas, will enhance stability and security in the region and will allow the Asian state to more efficiently contribute to peace processes in the African region, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said Wednesday. Iran, Pakistan Optimistic over Trade Turnover Tehran, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) Iran and Pakistan are optimistic they would achieve the target of $5 billion USD bilateral trade in coming years despite some hurdles. Nigeria and Cameroon Hold Talks on Battle against Boko Haram Abuja, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) The Nigerian and Cameroonian armies are holding talks about how to eliminate the remaining members of the terrorist sect Boko Haram from the border regions. Qatar and USA Sign Agreement against Financing Terrorism Doha, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) Qatar and the United States signed a memorandum of understanding today to fight the financing of terrorism, just as the two countries and Kuwait assessed the possible consequences of the current political crisis in the Persian Gulf. UN Condemns Israel's Plans to Colonize East Jerusalem United Nations, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations condemned today the plans of Israel to increase the colonization of East Jerusalem by building new settlements in occupied Palestinian territories. Ten Mali Soldiers Missing After Ambush by Suspected Terrorists 11 de julio de 2017, 13:20Bamako, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) About 10 Malian soldiers were missing following an ambush by suspected Islamist militants in the West African nation''s desert north, the army said today. Boko Haram's Links With Mali Terrorists, Threat to Nigeria 11 de julio de 2017, 12:46Abuja,Jul 11 (Prensa Latina)The Chief of Army Staff of Nigeriaa, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, today said Boko Haram terrorists had strong links with terror groups in northern Mali. China Sets Up Military Base in Djibouti 11 de julio de 2017, 12:43Beijing, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) China confirmed Tuesday it has set up a military base in Djibouti, the Horn of Africa, following a bilateral agreement in the interest of both countries after friendly negotiations, the People''s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy reported. ISIS Confirms Death of Top Leader al-Baghdadi 11 de julio de 2017, 12:26Baghdad, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) The Islamic State (ISIS) militant group has reportedly confirmed Tuesday the death of its top leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. As Diplomats Talk, Syrian Army Keeps Crushing ISIS and Al-Nusra 11 de julio de 2017, 12:02Damascus, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) Syrian leading diplomat Bashar al-Jaafari held talks Tuesday with UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan De Mistura in Geneva where he called for serious discussions about counter-terrorism. Italy Tries to Stop What Seems Unstoppable Por Frank GonzálezRome, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) Pressured by the growing flow of migrants and its political, economic and social impact, the Italian government is trying again to stop a phenomenon that seems to be unstoppable, without giving up its policy of saving lives at sea. Turkey Beef Up Military Muscle near Syria's Northwestern Border 11 de julio de 2017, 10:10Ankara, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) Turkey has reportedly deployed six military transport convoys in Musabeyli area, in Kilis province that borders Syria''s self-governing Kurdish regions. Syrian Army Advances in Nine Combat Zones 11 de julio de 2017, 09:20Por Pedro Garcia HernandezDamascus, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) Based on perseverance and operational efficiency, the Syrian Army and the allied militias have made great achievements against terrorist groups in nine combat zones in the northern, eastern and southern regions of the country, according to observers. Saharawi President Describes Sentences to Students as Vindictive 10 de julio de 2017, 17:49Algiers, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Brahim Gali, President of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), condemned today the recent sentences issued by a court in Morocco to several prisoners of the student movement of SADR, occupied by Morocco. Rex Tillerson Arrives in Kuwait for Talks on Qatar Crisis 10 de julio de 2017, 15:57Kuwait, July 10 (Prensa Latina) US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has debated today possible scenarios with Kuwaiti authorities to resolve the political crisis triggered by the cutoff of diplomatic relations with Qatar by Saudi Arabia and Arab allies. South Africa Joins Multi-National Free Trade Area Pretoria, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) South Africa has become the 19th country to sign an agreement establishing the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) designed to foster regional development and integration. Egypt Imposes Curfew in Sinai Towns Cairo, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail decreed a curfew in the cities of El Arish and Rafah, north of the Sinai peninsula near the Gaza Strip. Iran Assures It Is Ready to Address US inappropriate measures Tehran, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Iran is well prepared to deal with any inappropriate measure taken by Washington, specially directed to hinder the nuclear deal with the world major powers, Foreign Ministry spokesman stressed. Russian Missile-Launcher Frigate Steaming towards Syria Tehran, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Russian''s Admiral Essen frigate, a sophisticated missile launching vessel, is on her way to Syria''s waters in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, a military source affiliated to the Russian Defense Ministry was quoted as saying by FARS news agency. Syrian Aviation Bombs Front of Al-Nusra Bases in Lebanon Beirut, July 10 (Prensa Latina) Syrian fighter planes bombed positions of the Fateh Al-Sham Front (formerly Al-Nusra) on the outskirts of the town of Arsal, northeast of Lebanon, military sources said on Monday. Syrian Army Keeps Offensive in East Damascus Damascus, Jul 9 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Army is today maintaining offensive against the positions of the terrorist group of the Levant Legion in Jobar and Ayn Tarma, regions close to east Damascus, according to last minute military dispatch. Kenya Investigate Massive Beheading in Two Kenyan Villages Nairobi, Jul 9 (Prensa Latina) Kenyan police investigates today the identity of armed men who hours ago beheaded nine Christians in two villages in the coastal district of Lamu. Syria Rebuffs Israeli Local Election in Golan Heights Damascus, July 9 (Prensa Latina) The Foreign Ministry and Expatriates has affirmed that Syria categorically rejects the Israeli announcement for holding elections on October 2018 in the villages of the occupied Syrian Golan, according to a release today. Cuba, Gabon Express Interest in Doing Business Havana, Jul 9 (Prensa Latina) In the framework of the State visit to Cuba by the President of Gabon, Ali Bongo Ondimba, meetings were held between businesspeople from the two countries. Gabonese President Pays Tribute to Fidel, Marti in Santiago de Cuba Santiago de Cuba, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Republic of Gabon, Ali Bongo Ondimba, has paid tribute on Saturday to Fidel Castro and Jose Marti at the Santa Ifigenia Cemetery, as part of his official visit to Cuba. Extremists Are Trying to Destroy Egypt, President Says Cairo, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) The extremists are trying to destroy Egypt''s stability, President Abdel Fattah El Sisi said here after a violent Friday, when the Army reported 26 casualties. Alleged Chechen Terrorist Arrested in Italy 08 de julio de 2017, 10:47Rome, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) An alleged 38-year-old Chechen jihadist was arrested in the southern Italian city of Bari and charged with association to commit international terrorism and instigation to commit crimes, police sources confirmed today. Erdogan Presents Relations with Russia as Example Hamburg, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) The presidents of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and Russia, Vladimir Putin, met today in the framework of the Summit of the G20 being held here, where they lauded their countries'' good relations and analyzed the situation in Syria. Syrian Army Repels Terrorist Attacks in Northern Homs 08 de julio de 2017, 09:31Damascus, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Army and the allied militias have counterattacked some members of the Islamic State (Daesh by its acronym in Arabic) in eastern Homs, and reoccupied the town of Yebab Hamad, military sources reported today. India: More Criticisms of Modi's Visit to Israel New Delhi, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) The opposition Congress Party today criticized again the recent visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Israel, saying it compromises Indian foreign policy. SADR Rebuffs the Inclusion of Western Territorial Waters by Morocco Algiers, July 8 (Prensa Latina) The government of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) has strongly condemned in a statement the decision of the Moroccan government to decide to include Saharawi territorial waters in its territory, as reported by the Sahara Press Service. To Stop Famine Demands Investments: FAO-WFP 08 de julio de 2017, 00:20Rome, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Program (WFP) coincided here that to stop famine in countries like Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, urgently requires more humanitarian support, and a greater investment. Russia, USA and Jordan to Work on Demilitarization Zone in Syria Moscow, July 8 (Prensa Latina) Russian police, in cooperation with the United States and Jordan, will patrol a demilitarized zone in southern Syria, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said today at the G20 Summit. British FM Discusses Crisis with Qatar in Saudi Arabia 08 de julio de 2017, 00:16Riyadh, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson started in Saudi Arabia a tour throughout the Persian Gulf to discuss possible political solutions with the countries involved in the crisis with Qatar. Gabonese Government Interested in Investing in Cuba 07 de julio de 2017, 17:20Havana, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Gabonese Government officials expressed today in an economic forum the interest of investing in Cuba in the fishing industry, health and tobacco marketing. Cuba and Gabon to Identify Potential Businesses 07 de julio de 2017, 16:28Havana, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) The Gabonese Republic President Ali Bongo Ondimba expressed today in this capital his willingness to extend the economic exchange and trade between both States, after presiding o Strangers Kill Egyptian Security Officer In Violent Day 07 de julio de 2017, 15:49Cairo, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) An Egyptian Senior officer was killed today by strangers traveling in a motorcycle in Qaliubiya, Known as Gran Cairo, announced the official dispatch. Europe Will Allocate 60 Million Euros to Help Africa Brussels, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) will allocate 60 million euros for humanitarian aid to help ease food insecurity caused by intense drought hitting African countries like Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya, said the European Commission Friday. Mongolia on Presidential Election Second Round Ulan Bator, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Mongolia is on the second presidential electoral round after no candidate has reached enough votes to win in the first round. Arab Countries Announce New Sanctions Against Qatar Cairo, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Qatar will be subject to further sanctions for Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt, a joint statement says here today, some few hours after a meeting of foreign ministers from those states. Saudi Arabia and Allies Criticize Qatar's Rejection of Demands Riyadh, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt said today that Qatar''s rejection of their demands ''shows its intention to continue with its policy aimed at destabilizing security in the region''. WHO Warns on Increased Resistance to Antibiotics Geneva, July 7 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) today warned of an increase in antibiotic resistance to the contagious gonorrhea disease, which affects 78 million people worldwide. Syria Denounces Turkey's Support for Terrorists Hama, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that the latest aggression in northern Aleppo has been part of the destructive role the Turkish government is playing in this country, according to a statement issued today. Gabon's President Begins Official Talks in Cuba Havana, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Gabon''s President, Ali Bongo, is complying here today with an official agenda whose objective is to meet with his peer and host, Raul Castro. More than 2.5 Million Angolans Vaccinated against Yellow Fever Luanda, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) More than 2.5 million Angolan citizens have been vaccinated against the yellow fever, as a result of the seventh stage of the vaccination campaign against that disease, official sources reported today. UN Expert Admits Pressure Regarding Investigations on Syria United Nations, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Edmond Mulet, head of the Joint Investigation Mechanism (JIM) on the use of chemical weapons in Syria, admitted here Thursday that he is receiving pressure to work on the results of the investigations and adapt them to political interests. South Africa Increases Divorce, Decreases Civil Marriages Pretoria, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Official statistics on marriages and divorces in South Africa in 2015 were unveiled today in this capital, with ups and downs compared to the previous year and the increase in women calling for separation. Zambia in State of Emergency due to Fire in Lusaka Pretoria, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Zambia woke up today in a State of Emergency after a fire that partially destroyed the largest market in Lusaka and amid growing political tensions in that country, South African media reported. President Kabila, Religious Leader Talk About Congolese Elections 06 de julio de 2017, 10:35Kinshasa, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Congolese President Joseph Kabila and the president of the National Episcopal Conference (Cenco), Monsignor Marcel Utembi, discussed about the general elections in the country, reported the media today. Russia Denounces Preparation of New Provocations against Syria 06 de julio de 2017, 08:32Moscow, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Russia has denounced today the preparation of new provocations to accuse the Syrian government of an action with toxic substances in eastern Gutta province, in order to justify an external aggression. Despite Ongoing Conflict, Syria Rebuilds Infrastructure Damascus, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Amidst a still intense conflict, spurred from abroad, the Syrian Government makes big efforts to rebuild infrastructure, as the rehabilitation of schools, hospital, gas wells, power lines, water supply, homes among other relevant public works. Equatorial Guinea Seeks More efficient Diversification and Productio Bata, Equatorial Guinea, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Seeking economic diversification and more efficient production are among the main actions in Equatorial Guinea, faced with the low oil prices, said today the minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons, Gabriel Mbaga Obiang. Eritrea demands Qatari Mediation in Border Dispute with Djibouti Addis Ababa, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) Eritrea reaffirmed that, to its effects, Qatar is the valid mediator in its border dispute with Djibouti, complicated after the withdrawal of the separatist forces of the Arab country, was released here today. Russia Successfully Launches New Missile against Daesh in Syria Moscow, Russia, July 5 (Prensa Latina) Russian Tu-95MS long-range bombers struck three large terrorist arms and ammunition depots in Syria with brand new Kh-101 (X-101) cruise missiles. Russian Military Police Will Patrol De-escalation Zones in Syria Moscow, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) Russia has reportedly decided to send special units of its Armed Forces military police, equipped with light arms, to Syria to patrol the four de-escalation zones with the mission to provide safety and security. Mosaic Dating Back to 4th Century Uncovered in Barhilia,Syria Damasco,Jul 5(Prensa Latina) The national archeology expedition operating in Barada valley in al-Zabadani area in Damascus Countryside uncovered a floor mural dating back to the 4th century AD. Austria Plays Down Spat With Italy Over Border Controls Rome, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) Austria today played down a dispute with Italy over possible controls at their shared border, saying Rome had misunderstood its intentions when it spelled out military preparations for any future influx of migrants. Syria Opens Exhibition on Red Cross Works 05 de julio de 2017, 10:57Damascus, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) An exhibition on the 50th anniversary of the start of humanitarian work in Syria by the International Red Cross in cooperation with the Arab Red Crescent was inaugurated today in this capital. African Union, One more Call for Continental Cooperation Pretoria, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) Continental Cooperation as a way to tackle regional and global issues was the main call of the recently concluded 29th African Union (AU) that was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, SA News highlights today. Russian Strategic Bombers Hit ISIS in Syria Moscow, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) Russian strategic bombers struck today ISIS targets in Syria, using modern X-101 strategic cruise missiles. Several weapon stockpiles and a terrorist command center were destroyed in the strike, the Ministry of Defense reported in a statement. Arab Countries that Severed Ties with Qatar Promise Timely Response Riyadh, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) Saudi Arabia confirmed having received Qatar''s response to the demands submitted by Riyadh and three other Arab countries that, although they refused to reveal its content, promised to debate the ''timely'' response to Doha in Cairo today. Lavrov Expects Concrete Achievements in Talks on Syria in Astana Moscow, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Wednesday expressed his hopes about the possibility of making concrete achievements at the fifth round of talks between armed groups and the Syrian government in Astana. The United States is in Syria and Escalates Aggression By Pedro Garcia Hernandez El Niño Causes Social Disintegration in Swaziland, Study Reveals Pretoria, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) The severe drought that hit Swaziland in 2016 has caused an increase in prostitution and rape within families, and the abandonment of children by parents who had to move in search of jobs, it was reported here today. Spain Searches 50 Missing Immigrants Madrid, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) Spanish authorities search today the Mediterranean Sea to find 50 immigrants, missing when their precarious raft sunk, said Maritime Rescue sources. Cape Town Continues under Intense Drought Pretoria, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) The South African city of Cape Town is undergoing a severe drought that has forced its authorities to impose strict restrictions in water use, SA News reported. Canada to Pay Omar Khadr 10.5M For Suffering at Guantanamo US Prision Ottawa,Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) The Canadian government is going to apologize and give millions to a former Guantanamo Bay prisoner who pleaded guilty to killing a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan when he was 15, with Canada''s Supreme Court later ruling that officials had interrogated him under ''oppressive circumstances''according to The National Post. Italy-Austria Tension Over Border Troops at Brenner Pass Rome, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina)Italy has summoned Austria''s ambassador after the government in Vienna announced it was ready to deploy border troops to block any migrant influx. Syria Held Consultations with Russia, Iran in Astana Damascus, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian delegation to the 5th Astana Meeting on resolving the conflict imposed on this Arab country held consultations with its counterparts from Russia and Iran prior to the talks aimed at reaching an agreement with the armed opposition on the de-escalation zones. Nigerian Army Announces the Surrender of 700 Armed Terrorists Juba, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina)Commanders and other leaders are among the more than 700 members of the Boko Haram armed group who handed in their weapons a few hours ago, announced the Nigerian army in a communique circulated here today. Qatar Shows Calm While Gulf Neighbors Repeat Threats Doha, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) A public appearance by Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani today strengthened Qatar''s calm in light of the crisis with three neighbors in the Persian Gulf, which threatened to take more retaliations if Doha ignores their demands. First Investment Forum Opened in Syria Damascus, July 4 (Prensa Latina) More than 140 development projects in almost all economic areas in Syria were presented to the First Investment Forum opened in Damascus, highlight today media reports in this capital. President of Gabon to visit Cuba Havana, July 4 (Prensa Latina) The President of Gabon Ali Bongo Ondimba will pay an official visit to Cuba from Thursday, July 6, according to the Cuban Foreign Ministry´s website. 29th AU Summit Holds a Sitting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 03 de julio de 2017, 15:57Addis Ababa, July 3 (Prensa Latina) The Twenty-Ninth Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) Summit is being held today in this capital under the slogan: Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through Investment in Youth. Syria Denounces Threats by the United States Damascus, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Feisal al-Miqdad has denounced that governments in the Persian Gulf and the West are currently rearming terrorist organizations in Syria to follow orders by Israel and the United States. Qatar to Maintain Military Relations With Turkey Ankara, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) Qatari Ambassador to Turkey Salem bin Mubarak announced today that his country had ruled out to break off its military relations with Turkey, even if this decision caused an embargo by the coalition led by Saudi Arabia. Syria Declares 5-day Ceasefire in Southern Provinces Damascus, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) On the eve of the start of the fifth peace talks in Astana, the General Command of the Syrian Armed Forces announced the cessation of all hostilities in the southern provinces of Daraa, Sweida and Quneitra for five days. Bahrein Summons Qatar to Accept Conditions Manama, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) Bahrein summoned the government of Qatar to accept the list of demands Bahrein presented Qatar, together with Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Egypt, while a meeting is being prepared in Cairo, Egypt, to define possible sanctions against Doha. Somalia After the Black Hawk Was Downed Mogadishu, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) The war in Somalia has today the same sign of destruction and death as before the 1993 defeat of the troops from the United States, a country that is still responsible for that situation, although without a considerable presence after leaving that country resoundingly at the time. Qatari FM Visits Kuwait and Responds to Demands From Four Countries Kuwait, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) Qatar''s foreign minister, Sheik Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, arrived in Kuwait today to deliver a response to the demands presented by four Arab countries as a condition to reestablish diplomatic relations, which were severed on June 5. Death Toll Rises to 20 in Damascus Damascus, July 3 (Prensa Latina) The death toll for last Saturday''s terrorist attacks in Damascus rose to 20, leaving 22 injured, according to a report today from the Interior Ministry. Africa Working to Set Up a Single Air Transport Market for 2018 Pretoria, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) The African Union is currently working to launch in January 2018 an continental single air transport market with over 40 countries expected to sign the agreement. New Multinational Anti-Terrorist Force Emerges in Africa Bamako, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) The new African multinational force designed to fight terrorist groups in the Sahel will have 5,000 troops and the support of France and the UN, it was reported here today. Sahel Member Countries Hold Summit in Mali Bamako, Jul 2 (Prensa Latina) A French-African summit is held today in this capital city to tackle the integration of a joint force against terrorism made up of 5,000 soldiers, an initiative supported by France. Qatar Ready to Handle Consequences of Rejecting Ultimatum Doha, Jul 2 (Prensa Latina) Qatar said today that is ready to handle the negative consequences of rejecting the 13 demands of the ultimatum tabled by Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates, while saying that they were ''made to be rejected''. Deadline for Angolan Political Forces to Prepare Lists of Observers Luanda, Jul 2 (Prensa Latina) The political forces involved in the Angolan general elections on August 23 will met on Monday the deadline to present their lists of international observers. Qatar Defines Blockade Fostered by Riyadh as War Doha, Jul 1 (Prensa Latina) The Qatari State Minister for Defense Affairs, Khalid bin Mohammed Al-Attiyah, defined today as ''declaration of bloodless war'' the blockade fostered by Saudi Arabia and two other countries in the Persian Gulf. Angola has One Billion Karats in Diamond Reserves Luanda, Jul 1 (Prensa Latina) Angola has diamond reserves for one billion karats , according to the advances of a geological research carried out over the last five years with Russian support. Iraqi Gov't Plans to Free Towns West of Mosul Baghdad, Jul 1 (Prensa Latina) The Counter Terrorist Service (CTS) of Iraq whose soldiers have been a key in the struggle against the Islamic State (ISIS) plans to free the towns of Hawijah and Tal Afar, which are located next to the border with Syria. Is the Islamic State Collapsing in Syria? By Pedro Garcia Hernandez South Sudan Gov't Blocks Humanitarian Aid to Rebel-controlled Areas Juba, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) The South Sudanese government has reportedly blocked the entry of humanitarian aid to rebel-controlled zones. Syrian Army Completely Frees Road Between Raqqa and Hama Damascus, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) Syrian army units supported by the Hezbollah Allied forces and Iraqi brigades managed to control the entire road between Raqqa and Hama, military sources reported today. Fire in Gauteng's Premier's Office contained Pretoria, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) Firefighters managed to contain the fire that engulfed the Premier''s office of the important South African province of Gauteng, and there''s no human casualty. Trees in Senegal Increased for Great Green Wall Dakar, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) Senegal is currently the most developed African country in the Great Wall of Africa, a project that seeks to halt desertification in the continent. UN Concerned with Thousands of Children Trapped in Mosul United Nations, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Fund for Children (UNICEF) expressed its concern for the luck of thousands of children trapped in the old part of the Iraqi city of Mosul, a place where the offensive against the Islamic State (ISIS) is being intensified. Democratic Rep. of Congo to Hold First Rumba Festival Kinshasa, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will hold Friday and Saturday the First Festival of Rumba and Elegance, seeking to come to the fore on this music rhythm. About 23 Countries to Participate in Damascus International Fair Damascus, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Prime Minister, Imad Khamis, confirmed that about 23 countries have ratified their presence in the 59th edition of the Damascus International Fair scheduled for August 16-27, media reports said. UN Security Council Keeps Pressure on Libya UN Security Council Keep United Nations, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) The UN Security Council adopted unanimously today the resolution 2362 to keep the pressure on Libya, because it believed that the situation in that North African country was a threat to international peace. Angola out of African Soccer Tournament 29 de junio de 2017, 16:15Luanda, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Angola got eliminated from the Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA) without a chance to classify for quarterfinals, after tying its match against Malawi 0-0, a result that was not enough to surpass Tanzania as leader of Pool A. WHO Declares Liberia Free of Ebola 29 de junio de 2017, 16:02Monrovia, June 29 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared today the end of the most recent outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Liberia. This announcement comes 42 days after the last confirmed Ebola patient in Liberia tested negative for the disease for the second time. China, Ghana Sign Multimillion Development Project Accra, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Ghana will receive investments from China that amounted 10 billion dollars to develop the bauxite industry in this West African country, reported the media here today. Ethiopians Returning Home After Saudi Amnesty Expired Addis Abeba,Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of Ethiopians are still stuck in Saudi Arabia after a 90-day amnesty for undocumented migrants expired on Tuesday without all of them leaving, the Ethiopian government has said. Canada Extends Anti ISIS Mission to 2019 Says Defence Minister Ottawa,Jun 29 (Prensa Latina)The federal government of Canada says the Canadian military will remain in Iraq for at least two more years as part of an international coalition fighting the so-called Islamic State,ISIS. Cholera Kills Nearly 200 People in South Sudan in 2017 Juba, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) About 200 people have died in southern Sudan from cholera this year, a situation aggravated by the outbreak reported in Namurunynag, east Equatoria state. Syrian Army Advances East of the Country Damascus, June 29 (Prensa Latina) Units of the Al Taha regiment of the Syrian special forces seized control of the major oil well Dreihem from the Islamic State or Daesh in Arabic, military sources reported. Syria Denounces US Threats of Aggression Damascus, June 29 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates denounces today that the United States'' disinformation campaign about the intentions of the Syrian government to launch a chemical attack lacks grounds. Alert on Imminent Death of Tens of Thousands of Somali Children Mogadishu, 29 Jun (Prensa Latina) Tens of thousands of children are in imminent danger of death in this country because of malnutrition, a humanitarian organization said in a statement today. Lavrov Warns about U.S. Pretexts to Attack Syria Moscow, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned the United States about the need to prevent pretexts like the use of chemical weapons to justify an attack on Syrian troops, sources from the Foreign Ministry said on Thursday. Iraqi Forces Retake Ruins of Historical Al-Nuri Mosque 29 de junio de 2017, 09:51Baghdad, June 29 (Prensa Latina) The Iraqi Army and police forces recaptured today the ruins of the Great Mosque of Al-Nuri in the old city of Mosul, which the Islamic State (IS) dynamited alongside the emblematic minaret Al-Hadba. Syria Condemns as False US Allegations over Likely Chemical Attack 29 de junio de 2017, 08:31Damascus, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Syria has strongly denied as ''misleading, false and baseless'' US allegations about Syrian government''s intention to launch a chemical attack. Russia Warns over US Preparing to Intervene in Syria 29 de junio de 2017, 08:20Moscow, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) The US information campaign on Syria is a warning sign that an American-led intervention may be in the works, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has warned Thursday. Israeli Weapons Were Seized in Syrian City of Homs 29 de junio de 2017, 07:51Damascus, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) The competent authorities in the governorate of Homs, in central Syria, have found today weapons and ammunition, mostly made in Israeli, during operations of search. South African companies Eyeing Business Opportunities in Kenya 29 de junio de 2017, 07:32Pretoria, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) As part of the initiative ''Outward Selling Mission'' of the Department of Trade and Industry, South African companies have identified business opportunities in Kenya, SA News reports. Egypt: Alert on New Computer Virus Cairo, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) A supervising organization with experience in computer security working for the Egyptian Ministers Council, issued a national alert Wednesday on new malignant virus (or computer malignant program) PETYA, which got world spread in the last days. AU Defends Political Solutions to Continental Security Issues Addis Ababa, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) African Union (AU) Commission President Moussa Faki Mahamat demanded in this capital a more political solution to the security problems that Africa is currently facing. UN Supports Efforts in Yemen to Fight Cholera United Nations, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations confirmed Wednesday that three planes with 36 tons of medical supplies have arrived in Yemen, to fight the epidemic of cholera affecting already more than 200,000 cases, of which 1,300 have already died. UN Warns of Opposition Group Crimes in Raqqa 28 de junio de 2017, 15:21United nations, June 28 (Prensa Latina)UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Prince Zeid bin Ra''ad Zeid al-Hussein, has said today that he has some reports of crimes committed by opposition groups in Raqqa, Syria. Syrian Army Rejects Terrorist Attacks in Quneitra Damascus, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Army rejected four continuous attacks by terrorists of the Board for the Salvation of the Levant, led by former Al Nusra near Al Baath in the Golan Heights region, reported military sources today. Iran Criticizes Double Standards of US By Showing Causes of Terror Tehran, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) Iran stated today that the United States is turning a blind eye to terrorism by ignoring that in its own territory is the main cause of acts of that nature, even though it criminalizes Muslim-majority countries. Italy Notifies Migration Emergency Situation Rome, June 28 (Prensa Latina) The Italian government informed the European Commission today that it has reached the limit of its ability to manage the growing flow of migrants and announced the possibility of prohibiting new landings. AIDS Drug Tested in Patients in Kenya Nairobi, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) At least 20,000 AIDS patients in Kenya are currently receiving a generic version of the new drug against the disease, making it the first African country to use it. Villagers Flee US-led Coalition Air Strike in Syria; 42 Killed Damascus, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) Residents began fleeing the Syrian small town al-Dablan, in the northern province of Deir Ezzor, in the wake of repeated bombings by US-led coalition warplanes that left 42 people dead. South Africa Readying for African Union Summit Pretoria, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) International Relations and Co-operation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane will lead a South African delegation to the 29th African Union summit to take place in Addis Ababa July 3 - 4, SA News reported. Russian Lawmaker Warns US Might Attack Syria Again Moscow, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) When the United Nations is offering to welcome a dialogue for peace in Syria, the United States is reportedly considering a pre-emptive attack on Syrian government troops thus further escalating the conflict in that Arab country and the region. Iranian Parliament Prepares Document to Respond to US Measures Tehran, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) The national security and foreign affairs commission of the Majlis (Parliament) of Iran stated today that a motion was concluded to respond to what the Government describes as adventurous and terrorist actions of the United States. UN Reiterates Concern by Progress of Cholera in Yemen United Nations, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations reiterated its concern because of the progress of cholera in Yemen, a country where more than 200,000 cases and 1,300 fatal victims, have been reported. UN Willing to Facilitate Direct Talks to End Syrian Conflict United Nations, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura expressed his willingness to facilitate direct talks between the Government and the opposition to reach a political solution for the conflict in this country. Gauteng Stands Out in Job Creation in South Africa Pretoria, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) The South African province of Gauteng created 700,000 new jobs between 2010 and 2016 despite challenges in the economy, Gauteng Member of the Executive Council (MEC) for Economic Development, Lebogang Maile, told the provincial Legislature. South Africa, France to Sign a Cybercrime Fight Deal 27 de junio de 2017, 12:14Pretoria, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) With cybercrime attacks on the rise in South Africa, the government is set to collaborate with France in an effort to boost the cyber and digital skills capacities which are key in investigating such crimes, SA News reports. Syrian President Visits Russian Base in Latakia Damascus, June 27 (Prensa Latina) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad reportedly visited the Russian base in Hmeymim, Latakia, about 300 kilometers northwest of Damascus. Rwanda President Challenges US Commercial Reprisals Kigaki, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) Rwandan President Paul Kagame reiterated today that his country will stop importing second hand clothes from the United States, despite commercial reprisals from that country''s authorities. Two Alleged Terrorists Captured in Switzerland Bern, June 27 (Prensa Latina) Swiss police arrested two suspected terrorists, a man and a woman, during an operation in the town of Aubonne, located in the southwestern canton of Vaud, in the Morges District, a Prosecutor''s Office senior official informed today. Parties Intensify Angola Elections Campaigns Luanda, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) The six forces that qualified for August 23 general elections are now intensifying their campaigns 57 days before the vote, the fourth in Angola''s independent history. Syrian Refugees in Turkey Exceed 3 Million Ankara, June 27 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish authorities presented their latest report on the number of refugees in the country, published today by the daily Birgün, and in the case of Syrian nationals, it exceeded 3 million. Iraqi Troops Fight in Strategic Areas of West Mosul Baghdad, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) Combined forces of the Iraqi government combed recently released areas in western Mosul considered strategic to deliver the final blow to the Islamic State (IS), against which sporadic fighting in Tanak and Yarmuk are taking place today. Israel Attacks Localities Inside the Gaza Strip Gaza, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) Israel bombed today two positions of the Hamas movement inside the Gaza Strip in response of a previous attack with rockets which were allegedly originated inside the besieged coastal Palestinian enclave. Syrian President Strengthens Contacts with the People Por Pedro Garcia HernandezDamascus, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) Just at the end of the sacred Muslim month of Ramadan, Syrian President Bashar Al Assad is intensifying his contacts with the people, meeting with the injured and relatives amid the antiterrorist fight and favoring a harmony that he himself practices. Syria to Produce More than 2 Million Tons of Wheat this Year Damascus, June 27 (Prensa Latina) Minister of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform Ahmed Qadri said today that Syria will produce two million tons of wheat this year, according to media reports in Damascus. Irish Ship Rescues More than 700 Migrants in Lybian Coasts Dublin, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) An Irish war ship rescued 712 irregular migrants in waters close to the Lybian coasts in the last hours, said a military source here Monday. Climate Change Could Bring Tropical Virus To Europe and USA London,Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) The mosquito-borne viral disease Chikungunya is usually found in tropical areas according to Scientific Reports. Supreme Court Partially Allows Trump's Travel Ban Washington, June 26 (Prensa Latina) The US Supreme Court accepted today the case of President Donald Trump''s travel ban and decided to enforce parts of the controversial executive order until the final ruling. Syrian Army Further Advances on Deir Ezzor; Damascus' challenges Damascus, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Army with support from allies continued its solid advance against ISIS (or Daesh in Arabic) in Deir Ezzor, reportedly establishing control in the past hours over al-Doleiyat, a key bordering area between the provinces of Homs and Deir Ezzor. Angola Allocates Resources to Take Care of Congolese Refugees Luanda, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) Angola spent almost US $ 10 million to care for the refugees from the Cassai region who fled violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), confirmed an official source today. Ethiopian Capital Ready to Host African Summit Addis Ababa, June 26 (Prensa Latina) High Ethiopian officials have completed preparations for the 29th African Union (AU) Summit, scheduled here on July 3-4. Nuclear Treaty between Russia, USA in Perils Moscow, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) The probable withdrawal of the United States from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty) with Russia would result in global military and political destabilization, Russian military expert Igor Korotchenko warned. Thousands Undocumented Ethiopians Return From Saudi Arabia Addis Ababa, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) A first wave of Ethiopian nationals who resided as undocumented in Saudi Arabia returned to the country before overcoming the amnesty granted by the authorities of the kingdom, official media reported today. NGO Labels a Trick alleged Initiative of Natanyahu on Colonies Tel Aviv, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) Israeli NGO Peace Now called a plan of trick, the alleged stance of Israel prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu in favor of stopping the construction of new homes in the illegal settlements built by Tel Aviv in the occupied West Bank. South Africa, DRC Working to Expand Trade Pretoria, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) South Africa and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have reaffirmed their willingness to improve and strengthen their economic relations by removing all impediments constraining bilateral trade and investment. South Africa Pushing for Sustainable Development Pretoria, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) Through the National Development Plan: Vision 2030, in particular, South Africa shows it is committed to attain sustainable and climate smart development, said Environmental Affairs Minister Dr Edna Molewa. Syrian Gas Production Exceeds 10 Million Cubic Meters Daily Damascus, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) Syria is producing more than 10 million cubic meters of gas per day, which reinforces the operation of the power generation plants, according to the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources. Syrian Army Strengthens Positions in Deir Ezzor Damascus, Jun 25 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Army and the allied militias have consolidated their positions against the Islamic State (Daesh in Arabic) less than 120 kilometers south of the city of Deir Ezzor, the capital of the province of the same name, according to military reports. Russian Military Command Assures Israel Attacked Terrorists in Syria Moscow, Jun 25 (Prensa Latina) Contrary to what the Israeli government explained, the Russian military command made it clear on Sunday that Tel Aviv''s air force destroyed terrorist targets on Syria''s Golan Heights, which is under Zionist occupation. Syrian President Attends Prayers on End of Ramadan Damascus, Jun 25 (Prensa Latina) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday attended the prayers on Eid al-Fitr, the festival that marks the end of the sacred Muslim month of Ramadan, in the Al-Nouri Mosque in Hama, 160 kilometers north of Damascus. Ghana-Agreement With US on Prisoners in Guantánamo is Null Accra, June 23 (Prensa Latina) The agreement reached with the United States to receive prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay military prison by the government of former President John Dramani Mahama was unconstitutional, the Supreme Court of Justice ruled today. Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain Demand Qatar to Cut Ties with Iran Riyadh, June 23 (Prensa Latina) Qatar has to curb its diplomatic relations with Iran and cut off all ties with terrorist organizations, four Arab countries led by Saudi Arabia demanded today as a condition to resume ties with the emirate. Unicef Warns over Increase of Cholera Cases in Yemen Sanaa, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) The number of people infected by cholera in Yemen could raise up to 300,000 cases by the end of August, warned the Unicef representative in the country, Meritxell Relano today in Sanaa. Russian Navy Fires Caliber Missiles against Terrorists in Syria Moscow, June 23 (Prensa Latina) At least three units of the Russian Naval Fleet fired six Caliber missiles today against positions of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist movement in the Syrian province of Hama, the Ministry of Defense said in a statement. UNICEF Warns about Impact of Violence on Iraqi Children United Nations, June 22 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) has warned on Thursday about the impact on Iraqi children of conflict-related violence. UN Security Council Begins Visit to Haiti United Nations, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) The UN Security Council began today a three-day visit to Haiti, seeking to pave the way for a new relation between the organization and the Caribbean country. African National Congress Prepares Fifth Political Conference 22 de junio de 2017, 11:50Pretoria, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) The African National Congress (ANC) is preparing for the holding of its fifth political conference next week, a meeting experts considered today will be vital to face the challenges of that veteran South African organization that will elect its new leadership in December. Russia Denounces Lack of Antiterror Cooperation by USA Moscow, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Foreign Ministry denounced today the United States'' lack of cooperation in the real fight against terrorism in Syria and in Afghanistan, as denunciations of its support for the Islamic State (IS) increase. Uganda World Summit to Help Refugees Kampala, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) Head of states and government began today here an extraordinary world summit aimed at gathering funds to make life less tragic to the displaced who have found sanctuary in this country. Iran Calls to Fight Tyrannical Political System in Jerusalem Day Tehran, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) Iranian leaders called today for a worldwide mobilization against the Israeli occupation of Palestine and in defense of Jerusalem, a holy city with which millions of Muslims sympathize with every last Friday of the Ramadan. Iraqi Troops Kill Terrorists in Mosul after Attack on Mosque Baghdad, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) Government forces killed a man in charge of explosives for the Islamic State (IS) in the Old City of Mosul, hours after the terrorists blew up the Great Mosque Al-Nuri. South African Unions Condemn Trump Statements on Cuba Pretoria, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) South African Congress Union (Cosatu) denounced today recent statements by US president Donald Trump against Cuba, which it described as an affront to the sovereign right of that people to freely elect its way towards development and progress. Decision to Transfer Islands to Saudi Arabia Pending in Egypt Cairo, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) Supreme Court of Egypt halted the implementation of all previous rulings on the polemic agreement on demarcation of borders with Saudi Arabia, according to which two strategic islands of the Red Sea, Tiran and Sanafir, would be transferred to the latter country. Four African Presidents Receiving Medical Attention Abroad 22 de junio de 2017, 00:24Abuja, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) Four African presidents suffering different illnesses, are travelling abroad to receive medical treatment, commented regional publication Africanews Wednesday. UN Supports Deployment of African Anti-terrorist Troops in Sahel United Nations, June 21 (PL) The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted today resolution 2359 to support the deployment of African anti-terrorist troops in the Sahel. China Reiterates Willingness to Aid Africa in Reducing Poverty Addis Ababa, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) Wang Yi, minister of Foreign Affairs of China, reiterated today this country´s willingness to strengthen cooperation with Africa to achieve sustainable and independent development and reduce poverty. Donald Trump´s Senior Adviser Meets with Israeli Prime Minister Tel Aviv, June 21 (Prensa Latina) One of US President Donald Trump´s Senior Advisers, his son-in-law Jared Kushner, has held a meeting in Israel on Wednesday with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to debate on the stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Egypt Supplies Gaza with Fuel to Generate Electricity Gaza, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) Egypt today sent 11 trucks loaded with half a million liters of fuel to the Gaza Strip to try to alleviate the energy crisis suffered by the Palestinian population of this coastal enclave. Russian, Syrian Fighter Jets Hit ISIS Hard in Eastern Hama Damascus, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) In a joint military operation Russian and Syrian fighter jets pounded ISIS positions and movements in Eastern Hama and inflicted heavy losses on the terrorist organization, military sources reported. Record 141 Million People in Need of Humanitarian Aid United Nations, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) An unprecedented 141 million people in 37 countries need help to survive, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) warned today. Iran Supports Iraq's Antiterrorist Struggle, Palestinian Resistance Tehran, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) Iran on Wednesday guaranteed its support for the struggle against the Islamic State (ISIS), but underlined that the fight against terrorism cannot relegate the resistance against Israel''s Zionism and the liberation of Jerusalem. Iran Exports More than a Thousand Tonnes of Food Daily to Qatar 20 de junio de 2017, 15:34Tehran, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) Iran exports more than 1,100 tonnes of food daily to Qatar since the outbreak of the crisis in that Arab country with three of its partners of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), was reported today. Bahrain to Revoke Passports of Nationals Who Visit Qatar Manama,Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) Bahrain''s Interior Ministry has issued an order according to which the passport of any Bahraini citizen who travels to Qatar, resides there, or even crosses Qatari soil en route to other countries, would be revoked. BRICS FMs Discussed Top World Issues in Beijing Meeting Beijing, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) Trade, climate change, reforms of the United Nations and fight the scourge of terrorism were high on the agenda when BRICS Ministers of Foreign Affairs met in Beijing, in preparation for the group''s 2017 summit to be held in Xiamen later this year. Cuba Hosts First International Junior High School Workshop Havana, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) With a tribute to the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, the 1st International Junior High School Workshop ‘For an inclusive school'' was opened today at the Conference Center in this capital, with the participation of about 200 delegates. South African Airways Assures Will Pay Debt Pretoria, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) South African Airways (SAA) said Tuesday it is optimistic it will be able to meet its debt obligations amounting to 688,446,321 USD by the end of June, SA News reported. Syria Tries to Restore Harmony Amid Brutal War Por Pedro Garcia HernandezDamascus, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) Amid a war aimed at destroying the nation, Syria expects to achieve harmony among all citizens, something that used to characterize the region, rather than tolerance and reconciliation. Egyptian Forces Halt Terrorist Attack in Sinai Cairo, June 20 (Prensa Latina) Police forces in the eastern city of El-Arish, the capital of the Egyptian province of Sinai, repelled in the last hours a ''big'' attack by Islamic armed extremists. Syrian Army Moves Forward Despite Terrorist Opposition Damascus, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) Syrian army units and Allied militias move forward in Raqqa province in front of terrorist groups and the recent bombing of the coalition led by the United States, military sources reported today. Iran Condemns Hostile Policy of Donald Trump against Cuba Tehran, June 20 (Prensa Latina) Iran condemned today the new sanctions of Donald Trump''s administration against Cuba after announcing a reversal of the political approach initiated by his predecessor, Barack Obama. Chinese Businesspeople Explore Ethiopian Potential Addis Ababa, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) Executive officers of 70 Chinese companies are currently exploring new business opportunities in Ethiopia, in areas such as information and communication technologies (ICT). Russia Confirms New Inter-Syrian Round in Astana for July Moscow, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) Russia confirmed today the decision to hold a new negotiation round on July 4-5 in Astana, among leaders of armed groups from the so-called moderate opposition and Syrian Government representatives. Qatar will not Negotiate under Boycott, UAE Suggests Long Blockade Doha, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) Qatar ruled out the negotiation with countries that broke off ties two weeks ago as the diplomatic and economic boycott prevails, while the United Arab Emirates (UAE) suggested today that the isolation of Qatar might last years. Mining Entrepreneurs in Legal Battle Against S.A. Government Pretoria, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) The South African government gets ready for a judicial battle against powerful Mining Chamber of South Africa, which rejects the recently published Mining Chart of 2017, that among other purposes, wants to increase the number of black owners in the sector of mining. Syria, Cuba Ratify Interest in Parliamentary Exchanges Damascus, June 19 (Prensa Latina) Ayman Malandi, President of the Syrian parliamentary friendship group with Cuba, reaffirmed today the interest in exchanges between the two countries during a meeting with the island''s ambassador, Rogerio Santana. Lower Income South Africans Benefited by New Social Program Pretoria, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) Lower income South Africans can now benefit from the Social Housing Program after the Jacob Zuma Government made adjustment to the plan to accommodate them. Ebola Vaccine Developed in Canada Shows Promising Results Ottawa, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) A phase 1 randomized controlled trial has found an Ebola virus disease (EVD) vaccine, developed in Canada, was well-tolerated with no safety concerns, and high antibodies were present in participants 6 months after immunization. Chinese President Predicts a Golden Decade for BRICS Beijing, June 19 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping said today that cooperation between the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) countries will be more productive and will mark the begining of a new golden decade. Iran Brands as Crushing and Successful Attack on IS in Syria Tehran, June 19 (Prensa Latina) Iran described today the missile attack against the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group in the Syrian province of Deir Ez-Zour as crushing and successful, destroying command centers and weapons depots. Iran Warns ISIS with Powerful Strikes Teheran, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) After striking ISIS positions earlier this month in retaliation for Tehran twin attacks, Iran has warned the terrorist organization it will launch powerful blows against its militants. Russia Suspends Memorandum of Cooperation with US in Syria Moscow, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Ministry of Defense (MINDEF) has suspended as of today the memorandum of cooperation with the United States to avoid air incidents in Syria and warned of the monitoring of international coalition apparatus. 2017 BRICS Games Kicks Off in Guangzhou,China Beijing, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina)The curtain was raised on the first ever BRICS Games at the Guangzhou Baiyun International Convention Center on Saturday evening. Burkina Faso Court of Justice Suspends Trial of Former President Ouagadougou,Jun 18 (Prensa Latina)The High Court of Justice of Burkina Faso has suspended its trial of thirty four ex-ministers of former President Blaise Compaore's government, pending the correction of its prosecution texts. US Intensifies Support to Armed Groups in Syria Damascus, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) The United States intensifies military and operational support to armed groups of the Kurdish Popular Protection Units of Syria and other opposition groups, press media denounced in the Syrian capital Sunday. Russian Warplanes Kill 2 Top ISIS Commanders: Defense Ministry 18 de junio de 2017, 09:44Moscow,Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Air forces eliminated two top Islamic State (ISIS) field commanders and some 180 terrorists during airstrikes in Syria in early June, the Russian Defense Ministry said Saturday. Roadside Explosion in Cairo Kills Egyptian Policeman Cairo,Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) An Egyptian policeman was killed and four wounded by a roadside explosive near the Cairo suburb of Maadi on Sunday, the Interior Ministry said in a statement. UN Calls for Combating Desertification and Drought on World Day United Nations, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) On the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, the UN urged the international community to prioritize attention to phenomena that have a serious impact on humanity. BRICS Agriculture Ministers Promote Cooperation in China Beijing, June 17 (Prensa Latina) BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) agriculture ministers highlighted today the importance of cooperation and food security in Nanjing, in the south of the country. Lack of Funds Threatens UNICEF Assistance to Syrian Children United Nations, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) warned today that the lack of financial resources jeopardizes its programs to assist more than nine million Syrian children within the Levant and in neighboring states. Mozambican President Expresses Willingness to Strengthen Ties with Cu 16 de junio de 2017, 14:57Havana, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) Mozambican President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi express today his country''s willingness to strengthen ties of friendship and cooperation with Cuba, a relation that began in August of 1975. Power Plant in Syrian City of Daraa Out of Service Damascus, June 16 (Prensa Latina) Al Naimah power station, which supplies the city of Daraa, was reportedly shut down after suffering a terrorist attack. China, Brazil Prepare for Next BRICS Summit Beijing, June 16 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Vice-President Li Yuanchao and Brazilian Foreign Minister Aloysio Nunes Ferreira agreed to work on preparations for the next BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) summit. Djibouti On Alert as Eritrea Occupies Territory Abandoned by Qatar Djibuti,Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) Djibouti accused neighbouring Eritrea on Friday of occupying a disputed territory along their border after Qatar withdrew its peacekeepers. Havana to Host Latin America International Folklore Lab Havana, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) From July 3 to 15, the Cuban capital will receive the International Laboratory of Folklor FolkCuba 2017, an initiative organized to promote the dances and the national customs, reported the organizers Friday. S. African President Tells Youth to Embrace Education to Build Future Pretoria, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) South African President Jacob Zuma has called on the country''s youth to place education at the forefront of their lives so that they build their future. US Warships in Qatar for Naval Maneuvers Doha, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) Two US warships are in Qatar now to conduct joint training with that Arab Emirate at the brink of a diplomatic and political crisis with its neighbors of the Persian Gulf and other Islamic States. Iraqi Troops Corner Islamic State in Mosul Baghdad, Jun16 (Prensa Latina) Iraqi government forces plan today to complete the siege of the Islamic State (IS) in the Old City of Mosul, after reconquering the neighborhood of Bab Sinjar and stationing in the surroundings of Farouq district. Prensa Latina: Always Committed to Truth Por Nayara Tardo*Havana (Prensa Latina) When in 1959 the big media monopolies published distorted news about Cuba and its revolutionary process, Prensa Latina spread the truth about the Caribbean island around the world. South Africa Calls for Calm in Lesotho Pretoria, June 15 (Prensa Latina) South African government has called for calm in the neighboring kingdom of Lesotho, following the killing of Prime Minister-elect Tom Thabane's estranged wife Lipolelo Thabane. Clashes between Terrorist Groups in Syrian South Damascus, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) Members of the so-called Syrian Free Army, supported by the United States, clashed with the group Jaish Haqlid Ibn al Walid, allied to the Islamic State (IS), in the southern area of Damascus, according to reports today by military sources. Russia Warns over USA Deploying Multiple Rocket Launchers in Syria Moscow, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) The United States has redeployed multiple launchers of the series High Mobility Advanced Rocket System, better known for its acronym HIMARS, from Jordan to Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry publicly confirmed on Thursday. USA Handling of Ghanian Deportees is Innhuman Accra, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) The Member of Parliament for South Tongo constituency in the Volta region Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has condemned the inhumane treatment of Ghanaian deportees from the USA. Philippines Arrested Senior Member of ISIS Backed Maute Group Manila, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) The Philippines military said it arrested one of the Maute brothers today, a senior member of the Islamic State-backed militants it is fighting in the southern city Marawi. Eritrea-Ethiopia Border Tensions Persists Due to US Meddling Asmara,Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki has accused the United States of being the architects of the borderline tension between them and neighbouring Ethiopia. 31 Killed in Al-Shabab Attack on Restaurant in Somali Capital Mogadiscio, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina)The death toll in an overnight attack by al-Shabab terrorists on a popular restaurant in Somalia''s capital has risen to 31, according to local media. Luanda Port Receives Fewer Ships and More Cargo 15 de junio de 2017, 11:36Luanda, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) Angola''s largest port in Luanda has received fewer long-haul ships but moved a larger number of goods compared to 2016, official sources reported on occasion of its founding 72 years ago. Lesotho: Police Looks for Assassins of Prime Minister Wife 15 de junio de 2017, 11:35Maseru, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) Lesotho police are looking for the killers of the wife of the prime minister, Thomas Thabane, who will take office tomorrow after winning the June 3 elections. Iran Exports more Food to Qatar amid Crisis in Persian Gulf Tehran, June 15 (Prensa Latina) Iran sent more food to Qatar today after exporting three tons of fresh fish and 180 tons of fruit and vegetables to alleviate shortages suffered by the emirate over the boycott of three Persian Gulf countries. U.S. Intensifies Actions against Syria Por Pedro Garcia HernandezDamascus, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) The United States'' actions against Syria continue intensifying amid a new crisis in the Middle East between Qatar and Saudi Arabia that evidently seems a maneuver to distort its real objectives. UN Official for Syria Expects New Inter-Syrian Talks in July United Nations, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations (UN) Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, said he expected to call, in July, the seventh round of talks in Geneva, between the Government and opposition representatives. Niger: Ninety-Two Illegal Migrants Saved from Secure Death Niamey, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Almost 100 African illegal migrants -92 exactly- were saved from a secure death in the desert of Sahara by soldiers of the Army of Niger, alerted by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), reported here sources from IOM Wednesday. Security Council Extends African Mission in Somalia 14 de junio de 2017, 15:52United Nations, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Security Council passed today the resolution 2358 that extends until March 31st, 2018, the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom). Namibian Defense Minister Honors Cuban Pro-independence Antonio Maceo 14 de junio de 2017, 15:34Havana, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Namibian Defense Minister, Penda Ya Ndakolo, has paid tribute today to the Cuban pro-independence Antonio Maceo, on the occasion of an official visit to Cuba. UN Calls for Quick Diplomatic Solution to Qatar Crisis 14 de junio de 2017, 15:28United Nations, June 14 (Prensa Latina) UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra''ad al-Hussein, has called for a quick solution on Wednesday to debate on the Qatar diplomatic crisis. Turkey Wants to Open Embassies in All African States Ankara, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Turkey aims to open embassies in all African countries, a senior foreign ministry official said today. Iraq Asks Saudi Arabia for Proof of Qatar's Links with Terrorism Baghdad, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, who is on an official visit to Saudi Arabia, asked the kingdom for proof of Qatar''s alleged promotion of and support for terrorism. Turkish Foreign Minister Travels to Qatar to Mediate in Conflict Ankara, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Turkey''s Foreign Minister, Mevlüt Cavusoglu, has traveled to Doha today in an attempt to find a way out of the conflict Qatar is facing with neighboring countries and the region. Intl. Navy Mustering Forces Offshore Somalia to Fight Piracy Mogadishu, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) The international naval coalition Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) will reportedly increase its presence in the Bab Al Mandeb Strait, in response to attacks against ships offshore Somalia. Russia Estimates Qatar Crisis Affects Syrian Process Moscow, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) The diplomatic crisis on Qatar has adverse effects for strengthening peace efforts in Syria and for fighting terrorism, the Russian President Vladimir Putin said. Conference in Durban to Promote New Ideas to Fight AIDS Pretoria, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) The 8th South African Conference on AIDS began today in Durban, focused on new ideas to put an end to that epidemics that infects 2,880,000 people annually in that country. Turkey Sends Delegation to Qatar for Future Military Deployment Ankara, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) A delegation of three members of the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) reportedly went to Qatar to begin preparations for future military deployment in that country. Egyptian Parliament Passes the Cession of Islands to Riyadh Cairo, June 13 (Prensa Latina) After three days of debates, the Egyptian Parliament''s Committee on Legislative and Constitutional Affairs spoke today in favor of the government''s decision to cede Saudi Arabia two strategic Red Sea islands. British Military Bases Attacked in Cyprus Nicosia, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Cyprus security forces are investigating the attack on the British military base in Dhekelia at dawn today, where a policeman was injured after an explosion at the entrance to the barracks. Villagers Return to Freed Areas South of Syrian Capital Damascus, June 13 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of villagers began returning to Drousa, Khan Sheikh and Darkbaye villages in southern Damascus, while the final touches of infrastructure restoration are underway, officials said. Increase in Oil Demand to Help Market Balance, According to OPEC London, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) The increase of 2.1 percent in crude oil demand will favor a rebalancing of the market, but in the second half of 2017, a pace slower than expected, OPEC reported today. Iran Calls for Solving Rift over Qatar Tehran, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Iran''s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif underlined Tuesday the need of settling tensions between Qatar and Saudi Arabia through talks. Guinea Bissau Thanks Cuban Contribution to its Independence Havana, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of National Defense of Guinea-Bissau, Major General Eduardo Costa, thanked here today the contribution of Cuba in the struggle for the independence of his nation and in the effort of his people for development. EU Trusts U.S. will Comply with Nuclear Agreement with Iran Oslo, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) The European Union''s high representative for Foreign Policy and Common Security, Federica Mogherini, said today that she is confident that the United States will keep its commitment to the nuclear agreement with Iran, despite its criticisms of the pct. Iran Confirms: Qatar Crisis is Result of Riyadh Summit Tehran, Jun 13 (prensa Latina) Iran reiterated today that the crisis of several Arab countries with Qatar is a consequence of the Riyadh summit organized by Saudi Arabia with the United States, whose government blamed for destabilizing the region. Terrorist Group Asks for Money to Join Syrian Opposition Coalition Damascus, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) The so-called Army of Islam is asking for one million dollars a month to join the so-called ''Coalition of the Opposition'' in Syria, military sources said today in Damascus. South African Conference on AIDS Begins in Durban Pretoria, Jun 13 (PL) More than 3,000 delegates are participating today in the 8th South African Conference on AIDS, being held at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Conference Center in Durban under the motto ‘Long Road to HIV Prevention; All voices count.'' More than 1,500 Immigrants Rescued at Sea, Arrive in Italy Rome, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) More than 1,500 immigrants rescued in the Mediterranean Sea arrived today at the Italian ports of Palermo, Augusta, Catania, Lampedusa and Reggio Calabria, said the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). Increased Violence in Central African Republic, Says UN United Nations, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) Parfait Onanga-Anyanga, UN Special Representative for the Central African Republic (CAR) said today at the Security Council that violence increased in the recent weeks in that country. UN Secretary-General Supports UNRWA after Criticism by Israel 12 de junio de 2017, 16:15United Nations, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guiterres ratified his support to the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called to dismantle it. Syrian Army Rejects Terrorist Attacks in Deraa Damascus, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Army rejected attacks from terrorist groups in Deraa, 103 kilometers south of the capital and recuperated sveral points in the suburbs, reported military sources here Monday. Qatar Hosted Taliban at U.S.A Request Doha, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) A senior Qatari official says Qatar hosted the Taliban based on a request from the United States, whose president, along with a number of Arab regimes, have been pressuring Doha over what they say is its support for extremist groups. South Sudan First Vice President Attends Sub-Regional Summit Juba, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) South Sudan''s first vice-president Taban Deng Gay traveled to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where he will attend the extraordinary Intergovernmental Authority Development Summit (IGAD). Syrian Forces Keeps Successful Offensive in Deir Ezzor Damascus, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Air Force successfully attacked Monday positions of ISIS in Deir Ezzor, northern Syria, in Panorama district, al-Iman oil station, al-Tharda, al-Tharda roundabout, Alloush Hill, al-Erfi neighborhood and al-Jneina village. A military source told the Syrian Arab News Agency that many terrorists were killed or injured and their vehicles destroyed during the strikes. Germany Conditions Economic Aid to Africa Berlin, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) The German government is holding a cooperation conference with Africa in this capital, in which it makes its economic aid to that continent conditional on political commitments. Leading Iranian MP Ruled Out Presence of Women in Terrorist Attack Tehran, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) The presence of one woman among terrorists who raided the Parliament last Wednesday is totally out of question, Chairman of Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi said on Monday. Turkey to Hire Syrian Doctors in Health Centers Istanbul, Turkey, 12 June (Prensa Latina) Turkey''s Health Minister Recep Akdag announced today here that a program would be implemented to recruit Syrian refugees qualified as doctors or medical personnel in health centers. Qatar Starts Maritime Operations through Oman, Assisted by Iran Doha, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) Qatar today started the transportation of maritime cargo through Oman, after it was forced by a naval boycott imposed by neighboring countries that broke off diplomatic relations, while it continues receiving planes laden with food from Iran. Israel Will Construct More Settlements against UN Resolutions Beirut, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) Against UN Resolutions and peace efforts, Israel has approved the construction of the largest illegal settlement in the West Bank in 25 years. Turkish Products Begin to Invade Supermarkets in Qatar Ankara, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) Numerous Turkish products are beginning to invade the shelves of shops in Qatar, as neighboring Arab states feel the commercial embargo, according to the newspaper Hürriyet. Ethiopia Dramatically Issued: No Food for Displaced People Addis Ababa, June 12 (Prensa Latina) It will be impossible to feed nearly eight million refugees in our nation by the end of this month, the Ethiopian government warned in a dramatic exhortation to the world. FIFA Optimistic for Conflict Resolution in Persian Gulf Bern, June 11 (Prensa Latina) FIFA President Gianni Infantino has expressed today his optimism about the resolution of the conflict in the Persian Gulf and indicated that Qatar-2022 World Cup is not in danger for the moment. Lavrov and Tillerson Discuss Qatar Crisis Moscow, June 11 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson have exchanged views on a wide range of foreign policy issues, including the Qatar diplomatic crisis, during their telephone conversation, the Russian Foreign Ministry said. Syrian Army Found Terrorist Workshop in Homs Freed Neighborhood Damascus, Jun 11 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Army mine removers discovered a workshop for the manufacture of explosives in the Al Waer neighborhood, recently freed from terrorist groups in the city of Homs, military sources reported today. Syrian Denounces Attacks by U.S.-led Coalition Damascus, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) Syria denounced the deaths of at least 31 civilians in Raqqa, due to air raids by the international coalition led by the United States, local media reported today. Syrian Army Expels Terrorist Groups from Region near Damascus Damascus, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) Units of the Syrian Army, in conjunction with allied militias, expelled terrorists groups from the town of Haus al Dawahra, in the region of Eastern Gutta, near Damascus, military sources said today. West Africa Needs Immediate Food Aid 10 de junio de 2017, 00:22Niamey, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) About three million citizens require immediate food aid in eight West African states, the Ministers of Agriculture of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) said. Angola to Vaccinate Near Three Million People vs. Yellow Fever 09 de junio de 2017, 15:59Luanda, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) The 7th stage of the vaccination campaign against the yellow fever in Angola was started today by the Ministry of Health, which expects to increase the total from 18 million to 22 million immunized people. Iran Arrests 41 Suspects Involved in Tehran Attacks 09 de junio de 2017, 15:54Tehran, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) The Iranian Intelligence Ministry today announced the arrest of 41 suspected members of the terrorist organization Islamic State (IS) involved in the attacks on the Majlis (parliament) and the Imam Khomeini Mausoleum. Cargo with Armenian Support Reaches Syria 09 de junio de 2017, 15:15Damascus, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) The Diocesis of Damascus for Ortodox of Armenia received a lot of 40 tons of food support supplied by the people and government of Armenia, reported press media Friday. Syrian Army and Allies Come to Border with Iraq 09 de junio de 2017, 15:11Damascus, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) In a large and sudden operation, units from the Syrian army and allied groups met with the Iraqi people´s force Hasshed Shabi on the border between Syrian and Iraq in the northeast area of the community Tanef, said today military sources. Suicidal Attack in Market near Karbala Kills 30 Iraqis 09 de junio de 2017, 15:05Baghdad, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) At least 30 Iraqis were killed and 35 others wounded today in an attack by a suicide woman in Musayab market near the Shiite holy city of Karbala. Usain Bolt Says Breaking Records Not a Priority Kingston,Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) Usain Bolt says breaking records is not a priority and dedicates tomorrow''s farewell performance to fans. Having established two individual world records Usain Bolt said he would not be attempting to break his 9.58 and 19.19 clocking times to end his final season in glory.''I have already said it, this season is for the fans,'' said Bolt, during a JN Racers Grand Prix press briefing yesterday at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel. Terrorists Killed in Fights in Afghan Province of Nangarhar Kabul, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) The Afghan Army''s Silab body reported today that 15 members of the Islamic State (IS) were killed during Hamza''s operations in Nangarhar province. Iran: Rouhani's Re-election Disappoints Foes Por Ulises Canales*Beirut (Prensa Latina) With a domestic scenario eager for socio-economic changes, Hassan Rouhani assumes his second consecutive term committed to furthering Iran''s progress without undermining allegiance to the Islamic Revolution, nor sparing in defrauding enemies. SCO Summit Approves Counter-Terrorism Declaration and Convention Astana, June 9 (Prensa Latina) The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit adopted today the Astana Declaration, which is annexed to the antiterrorism convention and accepted Pakistan and India in its ranks. President al-Assad, Situation in Syria Improving Damascus, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) President Bashar al-Assad affirmed that the situation in Syria has improved dramatically because the terrorist groups, mainly ISIS, al-Nusra and like-minded groups who are Wahhabi terrorist extremist groups, are retreating. Syrian Army Consolidates Positions East of Aleppo Damascus, June 9 (Prensa Latina) Syrian army units and allied militias consolidated positions east of Aleppo province and west of Raqqa, after retaking 37 villages and towns, military sources confirmed today. BRICS Media in Search of Shared Future Opportunities Beijing, June 9 (Prensa Latina) BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) media are betting on opportunities for a shared future in order to advance as a bloc in the balance and agreement of international criteria. Turkey to Deploy Aircraft and Warships in Qatar Ankara, June 9 (Prensa Latina) Under the two military agreements approved in the National Assembly, the Turkish authorities will send aircraft and warships to Qatar, according to official sources. UN: Islamic State Gives Way but Still a Serious Danger 08 de junio de 2017, 14:55United Nations, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman warned today in the Security Council that the Islamic State (ISIS) continues to represent a serious threat, despite the blows it suffered in recent years months. ICAP President Satisfied by Conference in Namibia 08 de junio de 2017, 14:52By Ilsa Rodriguez Emirates Post Group Stops All Types of Postal Services to Qatar Abu Dhabi,Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) Emirates Post Group, upon instructions of the Government of the United Arab Emirates, has suspended all postal services to Qatar in all its postal offices in the UAE from June 6, 2017, and will remain so until further notice. Ecologist Killed by Rhinoceros at Akagera Park in Rwanda Kigali,Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) An ecologist,Hungarian Krisztián Gyöngyi, was today killed by a rhinoceros in Akagera National Park while out tracking animals in the park, this was confirmed in a statement issued by the park management yesterday. Astana Talks on Syria Slated for June 20 08 de junio de 2017, 10:02Moscow, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) Russian President''s Special Representative for the Middle East and Africa, Deputy Foreign Minister, Mikhail Bogdanov, announced Thursday that initial date of the coming round of Astana talks on Syrian has been set for June 20 after it was scheduled for June 12-13. Astana Syria Peace Talks Postponed Damascus, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) The new round of Astana, Kazakhstan, talks on Syrian crisis that was scheduled for June 12-13 have been postponed to a date yet to be slated, Kazakh Foreign Ministry spokesman Anuar Zhainakov on Thursday. Victims of Attack in Iran Raise to 17, Terrorists Identified Tehran, June 8 (Prensa Latina) Iran raised to 17 the death toll in Wednesday''s attacks in the capital that also left 52 wounded, while the Intelligence Ministry identified the terrorists involved in the attacks. Tehran Attack Suspects Involved in ISIS Terrorist Actions in Syria Tehran, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) Five of Tehran attack suspects participated in terrorist attacks in ISIS strongholds in Syria''s Raqqa and Iraqi Mosul, according to the Iranian Security Ministry. Russia Says Humanitarian Situation in Syria Improving Moscow, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) Humanitarian situation in Syria is improving and the Government continues to deliver aid and rehabilitate infrastructure destroyed by ISIS and other terrorist organizations to help displaced citizens return to their homes, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova stressed Thursday. Syrian Forces Strike ISIS and Al-Nusra Terrorist Groups Hard Damascus, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) Army units with support of the Syrian Air Force have kept their offensive against formations of ISIS and former Al-Nusra Front in several parts of the country killing dozens of terrorists, destroying their weaponry. Oldest Homo Sapiens Fossils Discovered in Morocco Rabat, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) A team of European and Moroccan archaeologists has discovered in Yebel Irhoud, Morocco, the oldest known fossils of Homo Sapiens, dating back to between 300,000 and 350,000 years, Nature magazine published today. Oman and Qatar Condemn Terrorist Attacks against Iran Muscat, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Oman and Qatar strongly condemned today the terrorist attacks against Iran, an act of solidarity that the rest of its partners in the Gulf Cooperation Council did not show, but Iraq, Lebanon and Syria did. Egypt and Ethiopia Still in Dispute for Dam on the Nile Cairo, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) The Egypt and Ethiopia''s governments are still analyzing the preliminary report on the environmental and economic impact of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam-hydroelectric station over the Nile, an issue that has caused a dispute between the two countries. Kuwaiti Emir Arrives in UAE to Mediate in Dispute with Qatar Abu Dhabi, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) The Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, arrived today in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) seeking a solñution to the regional crisis with Qatar, a day after making the same effort in Saudi Arabia. Kenyans Might Buy Weapons to Face Somali Guerrilla Nairobi, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Seven Kenyan parliamentarians threatened today to mobilize their populations to buy weapons from Somalia to protect themselves against attacks by Al Shabab commandos. French Govt. Creates Special Force to Confront Terrorism Paris, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) The French government announced today the creation of a special force to coordinate intelligence services with a view to strengthening the fight against terrorism. Cuba and Cape Verde to Strengthen Cultural Exchange Havana, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) With the purpose to strengthen bilateral links, Cuban Culture Minister Abel Prieto and his counterpart from Cape Verde, Abraão Aníbal Barbosa, signed an agreement for exchange until 2019, local authorities reported here Wednesday. Turkish Parliament to Vote Deployment of More Troops in Qatar Ankara, June 7 (Prensa Latina) Turkish parliament is to urgently debate a bill that would allow its troops to be deployed to a Turkish military base in Qatar, according to the Sabah daily, citing official sources. Command Forces Allied to Syria Condemn US Attack Damascus, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) The Command forces allied to Syria condemned the recent aggression by the United States-led coalition, which it described as a ''cowardly act'' and demonstrative of Washington''s support to terrorists, according to a statement released today . Election in Angola: The Table Is Served Luanda, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) After the party''s places in the ballots and the time to make political propaganda on radio and television are defined, the table is served for general election in Angola on August 23. African Conference of Solidarity with Cuba Concludes Windhoek, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) The 5th African Continental Conference of Solidarity with Cuba concluded today with a tribute to the heroes of this country, before whose monument the participants placed a wreath after two days of deliberations in this capital. 12 Dead as IS Group Claims First Attack in Iran Tehran, June 7 (Prensa Latina) A group of between three and seven men, according to discordant versions, attacked today the Iranian Majlis (Parliament) and an unknown person detonated an explosive in the mausoleum of Imam Khomeini, founder of the Islamic Republic. Qatar Calls on UN to Intervene in Violation of its Citizen Rights Doha, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Qatar denounced today that the ultimatum that was given by Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain to its citizens to leave those countries is a violation of human rights and requires UN intervention. Syria Strongly Condemns Terrorist Attack in Tehran, Iran Damascus, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Syria has strongly condemned the two terrorist attacks which took place in Iran earlier today, stressing that such bloody actions that are backed by well-known countries will not discourage Syria and Iran from continuing to fight terrorism. South African Economy in Contraction: a Great Concern Pretoria, June 7 (Prensa Latina) The announcement on the contraction of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in South Africa in the first quarter of 2017 is causing great concern in South Africa today, which suffered its last recession in 2009. Iran: Parliament and Mausoleum of Imam Khomeini Attacked Tehran, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Three men attacked Iran''s Majlis (Parliament) and injured three security guards, while a suicide attacker killed himself at the mausoleum of Imam Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic republic. Russia Strongly Denounces US-led Coalition Air Strike on Syrian Force Moscow, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) The new US-led attack against positions of Syrian Army in southern Syria is a strike against the most effective counter terrorist force besides being a violation of sovereignty, the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov denounced. Russia To Summon Extraordinary Security Council Meeting on Syria Moscow, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) Russia will summon an extraordinary meeting of the UN Security Council (SC) after a new attack by the United States against Syrian governmental forces, said today Senator Frants Klintsevich. Nigerian Army Investigates Abuse by Nigerian Soldiers Abuja, May 6 (Prensa Latina) The Nigerian Army announced today that investigates alleged acts of abuse or wrongdoing of its soldiers in refugee camps, in a country where the war against Islamists has already displaced 2 million people. Angola to Keep Committed to Nature Protection Luanda, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) Focused on fighting poaching and protecting biodiversity, Angola will continue committed to nature preservation, Environment Minister Fatima Jardim asserted today. Mali Seeks European Aid for African Sahel-G5 Joint Task Force Bamako, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) The Malian Government asked today the European Union (EU) to supply $50 million euros for the deployment of the Sahel G5''s Joint Task Force (SG-5) in the action targets of this regional organization. Strong Iranian Diplomatic Contacts over Gulf Crisis Tehran, June 6 (Prensa Latina) Iran held close diplomatic contacts with nine nations and the European Union (EU) to analyze possible solutions to the present crisis between Arab countries in the Persian Gulf following some disputes with Qatar, according to official sources. Regional Organization Approves Entry of Morocco Monrovia, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) Morocco entered today the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), as it was announced in the final statement of the organization''s summit that was held in this city, the capital of Liberia. African Countries to Strengthen Solidarity with Cuba Windhoek, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) Close to 200 delegates from 26 African countries committed today to strengthen the solidarity movements with Cuba in this continent, in a struggle for unity and truth. Lebanese Police Arrested IS Suicide Attack Plotter Beirut, June 6 (Prensa Latina) Lebanese police have arrested today a Lebanese man accused of planning a suicide attack on behalf of the Islamic State (IS), while President Michel Aoun discussed the anti-terrorist strategy with a high-ranking US military official. Germany is Concern of G20 Joint Statement on Climate Change Berlin, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) Germany expressed today its concern about the possibility to issue a joint statement regarding climate change, trade and migration flows. UN: Israeli Occupation of Palestine Generates Humanitarian Crisis United Nations, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) The Israeli occupation of Palestine is half a century old today, a situation that generates chronic needs, warned UN humanitarian coordinator Robert Piper. Persian Gulf: Qatar Is Isolated and Its Neighbors Are Shackled Por Ulises CanalesBeirut, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have bet on isolating Qatar totally in an action whose leitmotiv was terrorism but which neither takes anyone by surprise nor reveals the real reasons for the breaking-off of relations. South Africa's Economy Tumbles Pretoria, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) South Africa''s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) contracted to -0.7% in the first quarter of 2017, down from 0.3% in the fourth quarter of 2016, Statistics South Africa announced on Tuesday. Qatar Claims to Be Open to Mediation Efforts in Gulf Crisis Doha, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) Qatar''s Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani said today that his country is open to Kuwait''s mediation efforts to reduce tension with its Arab neighbors from the Persian Gulf who broke diplomatic relations. China Pardons Part of Angolan Debt and Opens Bank Luanda, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) China pardoned today a part of the Angolan debt and opened here a bank division, as part of the visit of the adviser of State of the State Council of this Asian country, Wang Yong. Angola Burns a Ton of Ivory while Ratifying Environmental Committment Luanda, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Angola has ratified its committmnet to protecting biodiversity as part of the actions on the occasion of the World Environment Day, when the authorities burnt a ton of ivory seized topoachers and traffickers. ICAP President Calls in Namibia to Increase Solidarity Windhoek, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Cuban Institute of Solidarity with the Peoples (ICAP), Fernando Gonzalez, has said today that the complicated international scenario requires increasing the political and solidarity operations to prevent the achievements attained by our peoples being taken away. Turkey Appeals to Dialogue to Solve Crisis with Qatar Ankara, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) The Foreign Affairs Ministry of Turkey was sorry for the decision adopted by seven countries to break diplomatic relations with Qatar and appealed to the dialogue and cooperation as formulas to overcome the crisis. Namibian President Pays Tribute to Fidel Castro Windhoek, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Namibian President Hage G. Geingob, gave a trbute to Cuban Revolution historical leader Fidel Castro Ruz Monday. Barcelona- Qatar Airways Ties to be Severed June 30 Barcelona,Spain,Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Barccelona footbal club of The La Liga outfit will see their current shirt sponsorship deal come to an end on June 30, with the club moving in a different direction for 2017-18. Paramedics Responsible for Child Deaths to be Tried in South Sudan Juba, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Members of a paramedical team responsible for the death of 15 children vaccinated with contaminated syringes will be tried, official sources announced here today. Storm Destroys 1,000 Refugee Homes in Nigeria Abuja,Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Torrential rains and wind destroyed 1,000 makeshift homes in northeast Nigeria over the weekend, aggravating conditions for the thousands of people displaced by Boko Haram violence, the United Nations said. Togo to Head African Body Amid Controversy Monrovia, June 5 (Prensa Latina) Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe began today his term in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) with a controversy over the presence of an Israeli delegation at the summit. Syrian Army Fights Terrorists in Deir Ezzor Damascus, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) For the third day in a raw, strong fighting by the Syrian Army continued against groups of the Islamic State, Daesh in Arabic, near the city of Deir Ezzor, military sources confirmed today. Middle East Political Uncertainty Weighs on Oil Price London, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Oil price fell today in the face of the uncertainty generated by the rupture of relations between Qatar and other Arab states, which could torpedo the OPEC agreement to limit crude oil production. About 100,000 Children Live at Risk in Mosul, UNICEF Says United Nations, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) has warned that the 100,000 Iraqi children who remain in the Old City, considered the last stronghold of the Islamic State (EI) in western Mosul, are living under extremely dangerous conditions. China To Host BRICS Media Forum Beijing, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) This capital city will host this week the Media Forum of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) with the presence of leaders of 25 groups of communication agencies from thee five member countries. Syrian Army Expels Terrorists from Aleppo Province Damascus, June 4 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Army and allied forces today expelled the Islamic State, Daesh in Arabic, from the town of Maskanah, the last one they kept to the east of Aleppo province, military sources confirmed in this capital. First African President of WHO Havana, Jun 4 (Prensa Latina) Humanity will have the first African citizen in charge of the World Health Organization (WHO), the most important health entity in the world, when the Ethiopian Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus takes office in July. Syria: Hideaways and Warehouses of Terrorists Found in Homs Damascus, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) Groups of Syrian technicians and sappers from the Army found hideways and a home made bomb factory in the neighborhood of Al Waer, city of Homs, from where the last armed terrorists recently came from. Air Strike by the Coalition Kills More Than 40 in Syria Damascus, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) More than 40 dead and dozens injured in the Syrian city of Raqqa by an aviation bombing of the international coalition led by the United States, reported the media in Damascus today. Lebanon Security Forces Arrest ISIS Tunnel Digger Beirut,Jun 3 (Prensa Latina)Lebanon Security forces arrested in south Lebanon a Syrian on charges of digging tunnels at the behest of Daesh (ISIS), state media reported today. West Mosul: 500 Terrorists Surrounded by Iraqi Armed Offensive 02 de junio de 2017, 15:59Baghdad, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) Shiite units killed six members of an Islamic State (ISIS) group on the border with Syria today, while the Iraqi Federal Police have surrounded 500 terrorists in the Old City of Mosul. Cuba Reiterates its Support for the Cause of the Saharawi People 02 de junio de 2017, 15:37Havana, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Cuban National Assembly Esteban Lazo reportedly reiterated today this nation''s support for the right of the people of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) to their independence and self-determination. US-led Coalition Admits Having Killed 484 Civilians in Syria, Iraq Damascus, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) US-led coalition air strikes in Syria and Iraq have killed at least 484 civilians, growing by more than a third, according to a new report by Operation Inherent Resolve known here. South Africa Regrets Withdrawal from Paris Agreement Pretoria, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) South Africa profoundly regrets President Donald Trump''s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement, a multilateral accord designed to keep the global temperature increase to well below two degrees Celsius. Greece Clears Out Elliniko Refugee Camp Athens,Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) Greek authorities move to relocate hundreds of refugee in a camp outside the Greek capital as the evacuation operation gets under way. Dozens of African Immigrants Killed by Thirst in Sahara Niamey, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) Only six immigrants from Ghana and Nigeria, out of 50, survived death by thirst in the Sahara desert, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) reported. Fraternal Meeting of Syrian President with Liberated People Damascus, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) Syrian President Bashar Al Assad reportedly welcomed at the Presidential Palace 34 kidnapped people recently liberated from the hands of terrrorist groups in the suburb of Barzeh, in the outskirt of Damascus. Mortar Attack Wounds French Soldiers in Mali Bamako, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) A military base in Timbuktu, north of Mali, where French soldiers are stationed, was the target Thursday of mortar shelling that wounded seven of them, preliminary reports indicate. Syrian Army Corners ISIS Terrorists in Maskaneh Damascus, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Army achieved new progress in the East of the province of Aleppo, 350 km north of Damascus, against the Islamic State (ISIS), according to military sources. 10 Pharaonic Tombs Discovered in Southern Egypt Cairo,Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) The Egyptian ministry of antiquities announced today that 10 tombs from the Pharaonic era had been discovered by a team of archaeologists in the southern governorate of Aswan. Unemployment Figures, Band Numbers for South Africa Pretoria, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) South Africa''s unemployment rate rose to 27.7% in the first quarter of 2017, the highest increase since September 2003, Statistics South Africa reported on Thursday. Cuban Revolutionary Urges to Preserve Agostinho Neto's Legacy Luanda, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) President of the Cuba-Africa Friendship Association, Victor Dreke, urged today to preserve the legacy of the first Angolan president, Antonio Agostinho Neto, and what has been done during the 41 years of independence. Aides of Ivory Coast Parliament Speaker Questioned Over Arms Cache Abidjan, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) Authorities in Ivory Coast have questioned two senior military officers close to parliamentary speaker Guillaume Soro, one of his spokesmen said today, after an arms cache was found recently in the home of an aide. Philippines Confirms Foreigners Death in Armed Clashes Manila, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) Philippine authorities confirmed today that eight foreign fighters are among the Islamist militants killed by security forces in the southern city of Marawi, south of the country. Renewable Energies, Cuba and the Caribbean Main Objective Havana, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) The Ninth International Conference on Renewable Energy, Energy Saving and Energy Education, CIER 2017, continues today its work with an agenda in which Cuba and the Caribbean are the main objective. UNESCO Highlights Revolutionary Work of Fidel Castro Paris, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) Spanish intellectual Ignacio Ramonet has highlighted today at UNESCO the broad revolutionary work of Fidel Castro, who boosted deep transformations in Cuba and also in countries of other continents. Controversial Bilderberg Club Holds Annual Meeting in U.S. Washington, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) The controversial Bilderberg Club, made up of members of the world political and economic elite, is opening a four-day meeting in the U.S. state of Virginia on Thursday to discuss issues like the Donald Trump Administration. Island States Demand UN Commitment to Protect Oceans By Waldo Mendiluza Bolivia Assumes Presidency of the UN Security Council United Nations, June 1 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia assumes today the monthly presidency of the UN Security Council in the midst of serious conflicts and challenges for world peace. UN Strongly Condemns Deadly Terrorist Attack in Afghanistan United Nations, May 31 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and the Security Council have strongly condemned today the deadly terrorist attack that left dozens of victims in the city''s diplomatic district in Afghanistan''s capital, Kabul. UN: Rejection of Israel as General Assembly Vicepresident 31 de mayo de 2017, 18:05United Nations, May 31 (Prensa Latina) Iran, Qatar and Syria rejected the election of Israel as one of the State Vice Presidents of the General Assembly. Military Helicopter Crash in Turkey Leaves 13 Soldiers Dead Ankara, 31 May (Prensa Latina) The Turkish command reported 13 soldiers were killed today in the southeastern province of Sirnak, near the country''s border with Iraq, when the military helicopter they were traveling in crashed minutes after taking off. Egypt: Four Soldiers Die in Antiterrorist Operation Cairo, May 31 (Prensa Latina) Anti-terrorist actions were carried out Wednesday by members of the Egyptian Armed Forces, with the death of four soldiers and a still undetermined number of Islamic extremists. Angolan PMs to Prepare Fourth Legislature Agenda Luanda, May 31 (Prensa Latina) The heads of the five parliamentary Caucasus in the Angolan National Assembly have agreed today to devote the next plenary session to the preparation of the fourth legislature, which will come up from the August 23´s general elections. Chadian President Fires Two Ministers for Corruption N'djadema, May 31 (Prensa Latina)Chadian president Idriss Deby on Tuesday fired two of his ministers in a decree read on national radio. Nigeria,Niger: Fighting the Worst Meningitis C Outbreak Since 2008 Gineva,May 31 (Prensa Latina) The Meningitis C outbreak in Nigeria and Niger since the end of 2016 has infested 17 thousand persons and kileed 1,300 according to Doctors Without borders. South Africa Clamping Down on Corruption Pretoria, May 31 (Prensa Latina) South Africa''s Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has welcomed the arrest of eight allegedly corrupt police officers, who were arrested at the Golela Port of Entry on Tuesday. Kabul Blast: 80 Killed, 300 Wounded in Explosion in Embassy District Berlín, May 31 (Prensa Latina)German Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed that 2 embassy workers were injured. Iran to Operate Arak Nuclear Reactor in Three or Four Years Tehran, May 31 (Prensa Latina) The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) affirmed today that the redesign of the Arak nuclear reactor is in line with the planned schedule so that it could be operational at the latest within four years. Cholera Victims Reach 532 in Yemen Sanaa, May 31 (Prensa Latina) The death toll of the cholera epidemic in Yemen rose to 532 today. Russia Fires Missiles to Blast Terrorists in Syria Moscow, May 31 (Prensa Latina) A Russian frigate and a submarine reportedly fired today four missiles from eastern Mediterranean against ISIS terrorist targets in Syria, destroying their war equipment and causing heavy casualties. Successful Debut in Kenya of Railway Built by China Nairobi, May 31 (Prensa Latina) A lavish ceremony heads by president, Uhuru Kenyatta, began today the prince of the railway between this capital and Mombasa port, which project saves resources and increase this African country''s economy. About 137,000 South Sudanese Have Fled to Sudan Since January Juba, May 31 (Prensa Latina) Nearly 137,000 South Sudanese have fled to Sudan since last January, mostly women and children, due to the violence and the threat of famine, reported the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Cuba Expects High Foreign Participation in Energy Forum Havana, May 31 (Prensa Latina) About 200 delegates from some 20 countries will participate in the Ninth International Conference on Renewable Energy, Energy Saving and Energy Education, CIER 2017, that opened here today, a source of the event stated. FAO and WFP Executive Directors Visit South Sudan Havana, May 30 (Prensa Latina) FAO and WFP leaders have visited South Sudan, an African country where there are 5.5 million famine-stricken people. Putin Praises Oil Cooperation with Saudi Arabia Moscow, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin highlighted the importance of the cooperation with Saudi Arabia on the energy field, particularly in the regulation of the oil market, during a meeting Wednesday with Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Muhammad bin Salman al Saud. Group The Elders Demands to Stop Violence in South Sudan Juba, May 30 (Prensa Latina) The Elders, a NGO formed by world personalities founded by Nelson Mandela, has demanded the authorities of South Sudan to stop the violence and make security of civil population a top priority. Attacks on African Union Mission in Somalia Continue Mogadishu, May 30 (Prensa Latina) A convoy of armored vehicles from the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) was reportedly bombed near the southern town of Marka, Shabelle radio reported. Iraqi Govt. Vows to Crush Terrorism after Deadly Bomb Attacks Baghdad, May 30 (Prensa Latina) The Islamic State (ISIS) claimed today the deaths of 31 Iraqi people with bomb attacks in Shi''ite-majority districts while its members suffered serious setbacks in the Government''s offensive in Mosul. Putin, Saudi Prince Meeting Addresses Syria Issue Moscow, May 30 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian issue was present today in talks of Russian President Vladimir Putin and the second Saudi Crown Prince and Defense Minister, Muhamed Ben Salman Al Sauda, who is ​​visiting Moscow. Mummy DNA Unravels Ancient Egyptians' Ancestry Berlín, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Scientists have captured sweeping genomic information from Egyptian mummies. It reveals that mummies were closely related to ancient Middle Easterners, hinting that northern Africans might have different genetic roots from people south of the Sahara desert according to a study, published in Nature Communications. Mosul: Iraqi Forces Press Ahead in Old City Push Baghdad, May 30 (Prensa Latina) At least 14 terrorists were killed in the Old City of Mosul during clashes with Iraqi government forces, which intensified street fighting and missile launching today while urging the residents to evacuate the area. Army Affirms Islamists in Nigeria are Defeated Abuja, May 30 (Prensa Latina) The Nigerian army said today that its sworn enemy, the Islamist armed group Boko Haram, is defeated and unable to launch the deadly military actions of years ago. South Africa Hosted Mercosur-SACU Agreement Talks Pretoria, May 30 (Prensa Latina) South Africa has recently hosted the Joint Administration Committee (JAC) for the Common Market of the South (MERCOSUR) and the Southern Africa Customs Union (SACU) in Johannesburg to assess common opportunities within a Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA). South African Comunists Call for National Unity Pretoria, May 30 (Prensa Latina) The South African Communist Party of (SACP) has reportedly called today for active and disinterested community work for the African National Congress (ANC) government alliance to rebuild unity and restore a connection with grassroots bases. SADR Rebuffs EU Proposal on Association with Morocco Algiers, May 29 (Prensa Latina) The government of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) has rebuffed the European Commission''s proposal to review a European Union-Morocco association agreement to include Western Sahara, according to the Sahara Press Service website. Representatives from Venezuela, South Africa Discuss Mining Projects Caracas, May 29 (Prensa Latina) Officials from Venezuela and South Africa are meeting today in this capital to make strategic alliances in the mining sector and in particular in projects related to diamond mining. Syrian Army Frees Villages and Advances in Eastern Aleppo Aleppo, May 29 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian army and allied militias continued military anti-terrorist operations east of the province of Aleppo, where they expelled the Islamic State from 22 villages, military sources confirmed today. China to Build Railroad to Revive Kenyan Economy Nairobi, May 29 (Prensa Latina) A Kenyan top official described today as enormous the benefits of the railroad that China will build between this capital and the port of Mombasa, worth 13 billion dollars. Syrian Property Damage Exceeds $80 Billion USD Damascus, May 29 (Prensa Latina) Damage to public and private property in Syria has exceeded $88 billion USD, according to Deputy Minister of Municipal Administrations Loay Kharitah. The Largest Oil Companies in the World London, May 28 (Prensa Latina) The British press has recently launched its guns to unravel the world''s largest oil companies amid debates over the exploitation of these fossil resources. Mass Arrivals of Rescued Immigrants in Italy Rome, May 28 (Prensa Latina) A total of 1,449 immigrants rescued in the Mediterranean Sea by the ship Vos Prudence, which belongs to the non-governmental organization Doctors without Borders, arrived in the port of the southern city of Naples on Sunday. Syrian Prisoner in Israel Ratifies Struggle against Occupation Damascus, May 28 (Prensa Latina) Sudqi al-Maqt, the most veteran Arab prisoner in Israel, ratified his loyalty to Syria and noted that he will continue to struggle against the occupiers, local media reported in Damascus on Sunday. Rajoy Congratulates New Algerian Prime Minister 28 de mayo de 2017, 08:55Madrid, May 28 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Spanish Government, Mariano Rajoy, sent a congratulatory message on Sunday to the new prime minister of Algeria, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, who was appointed for that post recently. Nearly 1,500 Migrants Rescued from the Sea to Arrive in Italy Rome, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) A total of 1,449 people rescued in the Mediterranean Sea sail to the Italian port of Naples aboard the ship Vos Prudence of Médecins Sans Frontiéres, reported today an NGO representative. Syrian Transport Seriously Damaged by Imposed War Damascus, May 28 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Transport Minister Ali Hammoud revealed that damage to the sector during the years of war amounts to more than 1.5 billion dollars, according to media reports in Damascus today. UN Concerns over Civilians in IS-Controlled Mosul Areas United Nations, May 27 (Prensa Latina) UN Deputy Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Stephen O''Brien, has today expressed his concern over the lives of tens of thousands of civilians remaining in IS-controlled Mosul areas. Cuban President Welcomes his Counterpart from SADR Havana, May 27 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President, Raul Castro, has welcomed his counterpart from the Sahrawi Democratic Arab Republic (SADR), Brahim Ghali, on an official visit to the Caribbean nation. Kenyan Opponent Calls One Million People to March 27 de mayo de 2017, 00:20Nairobi, May 27 (Prensa Latina) The opposition candidate for the upcoming Kenyan presidential elections, Raila Odinga, has called one million people to march on Sunday in support of his candidature. Last Terrorist Site in Aleppo Province Surrounded by Syrian Army 26 de mayo de 2017, 17:34Damascus, May 26 (Prensa Latina) Units of the Syrian Army are located some three kilometers away from the community of Maskanah, the last site of the Islamic State (IS), in the southeastern province of Aleppo, said today military sources. UN Creates Conditions for Mass Exodus from Western Mosul 26 de mayo de 2017, 16:27United Nations, May 26 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)has stated that aid agencies are currently gearing up for dealing with a mass exodus from the western Mosul. UN Calls on Israel to Solve Palestinian Prisoner Crisis 26 de mayo de 2017, 15:23United Nations, May 26 (Prensa Latina) United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov urged Israel today to resolve the crisis created by the hunger strike of 1,000 Palestinian prisoners for almost two months. UN Concern About Civilian Casualties of Anti-terror Bombings in Syria United Nations, May 26 (Prensa Latina) UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra''ad Al Hussein today expressed concern over the impact on the Syrian civilian population of the bombings against positions of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group. Syrian Army Destroys Islamic State Convoy Damascus, May 26 (Prensa Latina) In less than 48 hours, the Syrian Army and allied forces destroyed a convoy of the Islamic State, Daesh for its acronym in Arabic, and Syria and the Holy Month of Ramadan Por Pedro Garcia HernandezDamascus, May 26 (Prensa Latina) In the next 24 hours, Syria will enter the sixth year of celebrations of the holy Muslim month of Ramadan as a clear demonstration that confessional foundations are a pretext to destroy a country. US Court Keeps Trump's Travel Ban on Hold Washington, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The 4th Circuit of the Appeal Court ruled today that the executive order by President Donald Trump that seeks to ban travels from Muslim-majority countries to the United States should be on hold. Congolese Ambassador in Cuba Calls for Boosting Development in Africa Havana, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Ambassador from the Republic of Congo in Cuba Pascal Onguemby called here for boosting development in Africa to overcome the structural damage caused by centuries of colonialism, on occasion of the Africa Day. Syrian Army Makes New Progress in Homs Province Damascus, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Syrian army and allied militias have made further progress to the east of the province of Homs against members of the Islamic State (ISIS), military sources confirmed today. Day for Cultural Diversity Ends in Camaguey Camaguey, Cuba, May 25 (Prensa Latina) A lecture taught by Reynaldo Echemendia, director of the Camaguey Folklore Ballet, qualified the closing of the 7th Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development in this Cuban center-eastern city. Syria Sent $ 90 Million in Aid to Palestinian Refugees Damascus, May 25 (Prensa Latina) During the year 2016, Syria sent $ 90 million in humanitarian aid and social support to Palestinian refugees, media reports said today in Damascus. Business Fair Ends in Cuba Havana, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The IV Business Fair ends today after intense days of exchange between the country''s economic actors to facilitate the management of Cuban companies. NATO to Join US-Led Coalition That Operates in Syria Brussels, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) will join the US-led military coalition in Syria against the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group, the Secretary-General announced today. War on Syria Conference Begins in Damascus Damascus, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The conference ''War on Syria, its repercussions and prospects'' reportedly began in Damascus, organized by national leaders of the UK Friendship Association with this nation of the Levant. ICGLR Defense Ministers Renew Peace Commitment Luanda, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Defense ministers from the member countries of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) renewed their commitment to peace in the sub-region, Angolan press informed today. Egypt Blocks Media Websites Considered Hostiles Cairo, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Egyptian authorities announced today that they had blocked 21 websites from national and foreign media because they believed that they spread hostile information to the country. Syria: Disputes among Extremist Groups Continue Damascus, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Agreements to create détente zones in Syria are a cause of contradictions among terrorist groups, 27 of whose representatives have signed them following peace talks in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan. UN Warns Against Yemen's Unprecedented Cholera Outbreak United Nations, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The UN warned today an unprecedented cholera outbreak in Yemen, where 35,000 affected people have been reported in the last three weeks. IPC against Violence in CentAf Republic Le Hague, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Fatou Bensouda, prosecutor of the International Penal Court (IPC) stated Wednesday that she will present every individual or group from the Central African Republic committing serious crimes against civilians, peace forces or humanitarian workers. UN Concerned about Palestinian Prisoners on Hunger Strike United Nations, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Prince Zeid bin Ra''ad Zeid al-Hussein, has been seriously concerned about the present situation of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails who have been on hunger strike for 38 days. Syria, Iran to Step Up Economic Relations Damascus, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Syria and Iran expressed themselves in favor of intensifying relations between the two countries during a meeting between Prime Minister Imad Kahmis and Iranian economic development adviser Said Ouhadi. Deadly Explosions Rock Bus Terminal in Jakarta, Indonesia Jakarta,May 24(Prensa Latina) A suspected suicide bomber has attacked a bus terminal in Indonesia, with at least 3 persons killed and another four injured. Cuba, Kenya Sign Memorandum to Promote Medical Cooperation Havana, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Kenya signed memorandum of understanding aimed ate beginning medical cooperation in that African nation by the end of this year, reported the health authorities of the Caribbean country today. Africans in Santiago de Cuba Celebrate Creation of African Unity Santiago de Cuba, May 24 (Prensa Latina) African students at universities in this city celebrate today the 54th anniversary of the creation of African Unity (UA) with a wide and diverse program of cultural, sports and scientific activities along with Cuban classmates. Heberprot-p, Reaches Slovakia, First Stop in the European Union Havana, May 24 (Prensa Latina) A delegation of Cuban doctors arrived in Slovakia to bring advisory in the application of Heberprot-p, the only drug in the world for the treatment of diabetic foot, reported today CubaMinrex foreign Ministry''s website. Oil Producers Discuss Cuts in Supplies Vienna, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Producers inside and outside the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) are holding meetings prior to an official meeting to discuss the extension of the agreement to reduce oil extraction. Angola, Russia Joint Efforts to Produce Diamonds Luanda, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The Angolan diamond producing company Endiama and the Russian Alrosa have reportedly struck a deal to carry out feasibility studies at the Luaxe mine, Lunda Sur Province, to produce the precious stone. South Africa Committed to Cut Budget Deficit; Projects 3.8% Pretoria, May 24 (Prensa Latina) South Africa projects a 3.8% budget deficit of GDP for the current fiscal year, 0,01% less that the estimated projection last February, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba said when he tabled the National Treasury Budget Vote at the National Assembly. Cuba Supports Palestinian Cause Damascus, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the Commission of Palestinians in Zionist Regime Prisons, have thanked today Cuba''s solidarity during a meeting with Rogerio Santana, that country''s ambassador to Syria. Syria Holds Scientific Conference on Medical Care Damascus, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Syrian media outlets today highlight the development of the XIV Medical Scientific Conference, which includes representatives from 29 countries and the host nation. Recent Summit of Riyadh Deprived More Money to Arabs, Hezbollah Beirut, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The Lebanese Resistance movement Hezbollah said here today that the recent Saudi-American summit in Riyadh was only aimed at ''stealing more money from the pockets of the Arab countries.'' Woman Responsible For Terror Attacks Arrested in Homs,Syria Damascus, May 23 (Prensa Latina) The authorities of the Syrian city of Homs, 162 kilometers north from Dsamascus, arrested Sheala Ahmad al Rasso, a woman who confressed her participation in more than three terror attacks. British Prime Minister Visits Injured People After Attack London, May 23 (Prensa Latina) British Prime Minister Theresa May visited the injured people at the terrorist attack perpetrated at the Manchester Arena Stadium -north of England- in which 22 people died. The Ugandan Troops in CAR Handed Over Security to its Army Kampala, May 23 (Prensa Latina) The Ugandan troops in the Central African Republic (CAR) have formally handed over the security in the country''s east to its army at a function held in Obo, some 1,200km east of the capital Bangui. Terrorist Group Al-Shabaab Has Released a Graduation Video Mogadiscio, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Somalia-based insurgent group, Al-Shabaab, have released a video purportedly showing its fighters at a graduation ceremony. Turkey Thinks Fight Against Terror Should Be Global,Says PM Ankara, May 23 (Prensa Latina) In a joint press conference with his Georgian counterpart Giorgi Kvirikashvili in Tbilisi, Turkey Prime Minister Binali Yildirm, who is on an afficial visit there, said that as a country that has greatly suffered from terrorism, Turkey understands the suffering of Britain and condemns the attack in strongest terms. ''We cannot make distinctions between terror groups, it only weakens our global efforts against terror,'' Yildirm said. World Leaders Condemn Terror Attack in Manchester Brussels, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Several international leaders, including the high representative of Foreign Policy and Common Security of the European Union (EU), Federica Mogherini, on Tuesday condemned the terrorist attack in the British city of Manchester. Humans Originated in Europe, Not Africa: Study Abuja, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Humans may have originated in Europe, and not in Africa, much earlier than previously thought, according to the study of a 7.2 million-year-old pre-human fossil that could potentially rewrite the history of evolution. Russia Criticizes Antiterrorist Threat by Some European Countries Moscow, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Russia today criticized the antiterrorist threat by some European nations, which resort to speeches rather than concrete actions to fight that international scourge. Western Cape, SA, declared a disaster area due to drought Pretoria, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Hit by the worst drought in over a century, the South African province of Western Cape was declared a disaster area Premier Helen Zille, reports SA News. Palestinian President Reiterates Commitment to Peace Process Ramallah, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas reiterated today, to his US counterpart Donald Trump, his commitment to reaching a historic peace agreement with Israel. Iranian President Responds to Donald Trump, Saudi Arabia Criticism Tehran, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Donald Trump visited a country with no concept of elections and whose people have never seen a ballot box, reasserted Iranian President Hassan Rouhani today, rejecting criticism of the US president and the Saudi king. Emblematic Cuban Rumba Group Los Muñequitos Celebrates 65 Years Matanzas, Cuba, May 22 (Prensa Latina) With 65 years and equal number of presentations in Cuban cities, the famous rumba group Los Muñequitos de Matanzas celebrates its six and a half decades of life, Rafael Somavilla Provincial Center of Music (CPMRS) informed today. Israeli Forces Injured 13 Palestinians During Demonstrations Ramallah, May 22 (Prensa Latina) At least 13 Palestinians were wounded today when Israeli troops fired on demonstrations in the occupied West Bank town of Ramallah. OIC Calls for Intensification of Actions Against Cholera in Yemen Riyadh, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) demanded today that the international community intensifies efforts to halt the cholera epidemic in Yemen, an Arab country that had been devastated by two years of war. Nigerian Troops Kill 13 Boko Haram Terrorists Abuja, May 22 (Prensa Latina)Nigerian troops fighting Boko Haram said today that they killed 13 terrorists. Saudi Kingdom Stronger against Terrorism after Summits with Trump Riyadh, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Saudi Arabia said that President Donald Trump''s speech at the Arab-Islamic summit held here contained key indicators of the U.S. policy on the Middle East and the horizon of cooperation that exists today with those communities. South Africa Pinning Hopes on Eco-Tourism Pretoria, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Eco-tourism is growing in popularity and making a greater contribution towards South Africa''s economic growth, Minister of Environmental Affairs, Dr Edna Molewa, was quoted as saying. South Africa number one recipient of Foreign Investment in Africa Pretoria, May 22 (Prensa Latina) - South Africa continues to be the largest recipient of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) on the African continent, with an increase of 6.9% in 2016, Brand South Africa reported on Monday. Syrian Army Knocks Down Three US Drones Damascus, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Army units knocked down three American drones on the airspace of the mountainous region of Latakia province, bordering Turkey, military sources in Damascus today reported. Iranian Foreign Minister Denies Trump Accusations from Saudi Kingdom Tehran, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, has bluntly denied accusations of US President Donald Trump from Saudi Arabia and ironically with the scenario and the circumstances where he made them. Nigierian Army Continues Offensive Against Boko Haram Abuja, May 21 (Prensa Latina) The Nigerian Army claim to have killed 9 Boko Haram terrorists in Borno,and of also destroying several weapon depots,and captured explosives and other military means. Libya: UN Chief Urges All Sides to Restore Calm,Stop Violence United Nations,May 21 (Prensa Latina) United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres is deeply concerned about the military escalation at the Brak al-Shati air base in southern Libya and calls on all parties to exercise restraint and restore calm, the UN chief''s spokesman said today. Gulf States, US Ink Agreement For Center to Fight Terror Financing Riad, May 21 (Prensa Latina) A center to fight terror financing is set to be established under a joint agreement between US and Gulf leaders. Saudi King Discusses Trade and Military Cooperation with Donald Trump Riyadh, May 20 (Prensa Latina) King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia discussed today with US President Donald Trump the state of bilateral relations, particularly cooperation in the commercial and military sectors. Rouhani Wins Iran's Presidential Election with 57 Percent of Votes Tehran, May 20 (Prensa Latina) Moderate Hassan Rouhani will repeat as Iran''s head of state after being declared the winner of the presidential election with 57 percent of the votes, Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani-Fazli announced today. Construction Begins on New Residential Area in Syrian Capital Damascus, May 20 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Prime Minister Imad Khamis assessed the progress of a new housing project in the suburbs of Al Dimas, media reports said today in Damascus. Hassan Rouhani Reelected as Iran's President Tehran, May 20 (Prensa Latina) Candidate Hassan Rouhani emerges today as Iran''s president, allowing him to take a second consecutive term of four years, according to preliminary results of the scrutiny that continues today. World Cup 2022:Qatar Khalifa Stadium Ready Five Years Before Kick Off Doha,May 19 (Prensa Latina) Construction work has been completed at this iconic stadium which only highlights the speed at which Qatar is working towards delivering the World Cup 2022. South Africa also Promoting Renewables for Its Energy Matrix Pretoria, May 19 (Prensa Latina) The South African Government will continue to invest in renewable sources as part of its energy mix, said Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi. Lavrov Criticizes Western Alliance Attack Against Syrian Forces Moscow, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has lashed out today on the Western coalition''s attack against the Syrian army in the An-Tanfa region, which he considers violates the sovereignty of the Levantine state. Massive Turnout in Iranian Presidential Election Tehran, May 19 (Prensa Latina) A significant voter turnout marked today the twelfth presidential election of Iran in which the main candidates, the supreme leader, and other political and religious personalities exercised their suffrage. After a stagnant 2016, South Africa Will Grow 1% this Year, IMF Says Pretoria, May 19 (Prensa Latina) The South African Gross Domestic Product will grow 1% this year, following a stagnant 2016, according to a new forecast by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Russia Denounces US Distortions about Syrian Reality Moscow, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Russia denounced US manipulations today on Syria events, including unproven accusations against the government of that country for alleged use of chemical weapons. Russia Denounces, Calls Unacceptable US-Led Attack on Syrian Forces Moscow, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Russia has denounced and called ''absolutely unacceptable'' a US-led coalition strike against a convoy of Syrian forces that violates Syria''s sovereignty, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said. Syria Denounces US-Led Coalition Attack Damascus, May 19 (Prensa Latina) The General Command of the Armed Forces has denounced today that the attack on Syrian Army positions at the Al Tanf region is an evidence of the falsehood with which the U.S.-led International Coalition is acting. Iranian President and Supreme Leader Vote in Presidential Election Tehran, May 19 (Prensa Latina) The Iranian head of State, Hassan Rouhani, and the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei cast their votes on Friday in the presidential election, in which the former is running for reelection. WHO Announces First Ebola Vaccine Tests in DRC Geneva, May 19 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) has today said that it is set to test the first global vaccine against Ebola in Africa, second outbreak of which is currently affecting the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Ethiopia: Supreme Court Sentences 23 People Linked to Al Shabab Addis Abeba, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The Ethiopian Federal Supreme Court sentenced 23 people with up to 15 years of prison because of their possible participation in a complot for terrorist attacks, after contacting organizations Al Qaeda and Al Shabab. Syrian President Receives Iraqi Special Envoy Damascus, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad spoke with National Security adviser Faleh al-Fayad and special envoy of Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi, according to media reports in Damascus. WHO Raises Death Toll in Cholera Outbreak in Yemen to 222 Sanaa, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) today raised the death toll from the cholera outbreak in Yemen to 222. South Africa's Govt. Invests on Youth Development Pretoria, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The South African Government has allocated 32 million USD to the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) to use it primarily on youth entrepreneurship and the National Youth Service Program, SA News reported. Day of Reflection Prior to Presidential Elections in Iran Tehran, May 18 (Prensa Latina) With a call from their supreme leader to conceive the voting as an act to reinforce unity, peace and security, Iranians are reflecting today about their main problems and aspirations, on the eve of presidential elections. Demonstration of Support for Venezuela in South Africa Pretoria, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Affiliates of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) as well as the Communist Party, have called for a demonstration of support for Venezuela in Pretoria. Terrorists Massacre 30 People in Syrian Region of Hama Damascus, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Terrorists of the Islamic State, Daesh by its acronym in Arabic, have massacred about 30 people, mostly children and women, in Akareb, in Hama province, military sources confirmed today. Syria Committed to Humanitarian Principles, Says Deputy FM Damascus, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Syria is committed to humanitarian principles, said deputy foreign minister, Faisal Al Miqdad during a specialized course of the Diplomatic Insitute held here in Damascus. Afrobeat Legend Smashes World Record For Longest Note on Saxo Abuja, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Nigerian Femi Kuti has broken the World record for the longest single note held on a saxophone at the New Africa Shrine. Fights in the Central African Republic; Mass Grave Found Bangui, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The confessional violence last weekend killed 115 people in the Central African Republic, where humanitarian sources said here today that they have found a mass grave with 34 corpses. Angola to Create State's Strategic Food Reserve Luanda, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Angola will create by late June the Strategic Food Reserve of the State, to guarantee the supply of basic foodstuffs before possible eventualities, the media reported today. Dozens of Civilians Leave Area Near Syrian Capital Damascus, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Dozens of civilians have left Arbin, in East Goutta, where terrorist groups are fighting each other, according to information released today in news media and social networks. Syrian Gov't Approves Projects and Development in Several Sectors Damascus, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian government has approved a budget of four million 600 thousand dollars to support service and development projects in various sectors in the provinces of Sweida, Latakia, and Damascus. Congo Opens Major Oil Project Brazzaville, May 17 (Prensa Latina) As part of its ongoing oil development strategy, Congo opened the Moho-North extraction oilfield, which is expected to pump some 140,000 barrels daily. UN WFP Receives Chinese Help for Refugees Nairobi, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Representatives in Kenya for the UN World Food Program (WFP) received 5 million dollars from the government of China to help 420,000 African refugees in camps at the north of Kenya. Muslim Summit with Trump will Be Historic, Says Saudi King Riyadh, May 16 (Prensa Latina) King of Saudi Arabia, Salman bin Abdulaziz, said today that the meeting that US President Donald Trump will hold here with leaders of around 30 Arab and Islamic countries will be successful in increasing cooperation. US-led Coalition Air Strike in Syria Kills Over 50 People Damascus, May 16 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Foreign Ministry has today denounced the US-led coalition air strike killing over 50 people in the regions of the provinces of Raqqa and Deir Ezzor. Turkish Authorities On Terror Alert To Protect Russian Ships Istanbul, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Turkish authorities stepped up security measures in this city in the face of a possible terror attack against Russian warships as they passage through the Bosphorus Strait, according to reports of the Habertürk channel today. Syria Denies US Accusations on Crematorium Damascus, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Syria called the United States'' recent accusations of a crematorium in Sednaya prison as unfounded and untruthful, according to the foreign ministry statements released today. Syria Categorically Denies US Allegations over Prison Crematory Damascus, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Syria''s Foreign and Expatriates Ministry has categorically denied US administration''s allegations that the Syrian government is using a crematory to hide mass murders at Seidnaya prison. Iraqi Forces Break into the Last Terrorist Stronghold in Mosul Baghdad, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Iraqi government forces stormed today Al-Najjar district, the last connecting with the besieged Old City of Mosul, where they claim to have reconquered almost 90 percent of the west of that town. Egypt Receives Oil Shipment from Iraq Cairo, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Egypt has received today two million barrels of oil from Iraq, the first shipment of an agreement reached with the Iraqi state-owned oil company SOMO. China Donates 34 Million Dollars in Humanitarian Aid to Syria Damascus, May 16 (Prensa Latina) China has donated 30 million dollars to Syria for humanitarian projects and food worth four million dollars, it was officially announced today in Damascus. Angolan Defense Minister Visits USA, Cuba Luanda, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Angola''s Defense Minister, Joao Lourenzo, is beginning today a visit to the United States, as part of a tour that also includes Cuba, an official statement said. UN Expects an In-Depth Inter-Syrian Meeting in Geneva United Nations, May 16 (Prensa Latina) UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan Mistura said he expected that the new round of indirect talks between the Government and the opposition, the beginning of which was scheduled for today in Geneva, was more in-depth. Attack to Mosque Causes 20 Dead People in Nigeria 15 de mayo de 2017, 17:14Abuja, May 15 (Prensa Latina) The police of Nigeria stated Monday that 20 people died, as a consequence of an attack to a Muslim precinct in the community of Etogi. Syrian President Holds a Meeting with Ba'ath Party´s Leaders Damascus, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has stated that the establishment of a Pan-Arab Council will reflect the Ba´ath party´s ideological dynamics to adapt to circumstances without dropping its principles, according to the media. Second Case of Ebola Confirmed in Congo Says WHO Geneva,May 15 (Prensa Latina)A second case of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been confirmed by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Syrian Army Advances over ISIS in Deir Ezzor; Thwarts Attack in Hama Damascus, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Syria''s Armed Forces have reportedly advanced over ISIS in the northern city of Deir Ezzor, killing and wounding dozens of terrorists and destroying their fortifications and weaponry, while thwarting attacks in central Hama. Angola's Reinforcing Defense Links with the USA Luanda, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Angola''s Defense Minister, Joao Lourenzo, starts Tuesday a three-day visit to the United States with the aim of broadening cooperation on this field, according to a Government''s press release. South African Taking Precautions after Cyber Attack Pretoria, May 15 (Prensa Latina) South African authorities have warned Internet users not to open any unknown emails and to urgently update their security software as a global cyber ransom attack spread on Friday. Ankara Prohibits German Lawmakers from Visiting Troops in Turkey Berlin, May 15 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish government prohibited several German lawmakers from visiting the German soldiers stationed in the air base of Incirlik. Terrorists Destroy Syrian Archaeological Site in Deir Ezzor Damascus, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Members of the terrorist organization Islamic State, Daesh by its acronym in Arabic, have reportedly destroyed historical archaeological sites near the city of Abukamar in the northern Syrian province of Deir Ezzor. Africa to Administer First Vaccine Against Malaria in 2018 Nairobi, May 15 (Prensa Latina) The African states of Kenya, Ghana and Malawi will give the first malaria vaccine in 2018 in a pilot program to eradicate the disease. Terrorists Admit Lies on Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria Damascus, May 14 (Prensa Latina) Syrian television broadcasted two terrorists´ confessions accepting their participation in media set-ups on the use of chemical weapons in Syria, as reported by the local today. Syria Moves Towards Reconciliation Havana, May 13 (Prensa Latina) With four detente zones, the successful advances of the Army and the consequent implementation of a policy of national reconciliation, Syria is moving towards defeating terrorism and reducing an imposed war. Syrian Army Liberates Qabum Suburb near Damascus Damascus, May 13 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Army totally liberated the district of Qabum and the neighborhood of Tishreen, east of Damascus, on Saturday, after 90 days of heavy combats, military sources confirmed. Syrian UN Association Supports Prisoners on Hunger Strike 13 de mayo de 2017, 09:56Damascus, May 13 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian United Nations Association asked the secretary-general of that organization, António Guterres, to implement initiatives to help the Syrian and Palestinian prisoners who are on a hunger strike in Israeli prisons, local media reported today in Damascus. Syrian Army Occupies Major Airport East of Aleppo Damascus, May 13 (Prensa Latina) Units from the Syrian Army and the allied militias occupied the major military airport of Yarrah, east of the city of Aleppo, more than 350 kilometers north of Damascus, military sources confirmed today. Syrian Army Repels Separate Terrorist Attacks 12 de mayo de 2017, 15:15Damascus, May 12 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Army repelled attacks by terrorist members of the Islamic State (IS) in areas in the province of Homs and different spots on the road that links Damascus to Aleppo, according to military sources. Angola Calls on Congolese Political Forces to End All Violence Luanda, May 12 (Prensa Latina) Angola has called all forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to cease today all violence, acts of extremism and political intolerance that have caused that thousands of it citizens have fled to this country. Bach in Angola Dreams of Africa Organizing Olympics Some Day Luanda, 12 May (Prensa Latina) President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), German Thomas Bach, is begining his official one-day agenda in Angola with the dream of seeing an African country as an organizer of the Olympics. Palestinian Leader Warns of US Interference in the Middle East Damascus, May 12 (Prensa Latina) Secretary-General of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP), Nayef Hawatmeh, warned today of US interference in the Middle East in an interview with Prensa Latina. Hezbollah Announces Military Withdrawal from Lebanese-Syrian Border Beirut, May 12 (Prensa Latina) Hezbollah movement has announced that as of today the Lebanese State is responsible for security along its border with Syria after the Shiite movement considered its mission there fulfilled and began withdrawing from its military positions in that important area. Lebanon and Cuba Review Promising Moment in Bilateral Relations Por Ulises CanalesBeirut, May 12 (Prensa Latina) Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri and Cuban First Deputy Foreign Minister Marcelino Medina reviewed here the state of bilateral relations in several fields. UN Confirms Resumption of Syrian Talks for May 16th United Nations, May 12 (Prensa Latina) Staffan de Mistura, UN Special Envoy for Syria, confirmed that the Syrian Government and the opposition representatives will return to Geneva for peace talks on May 16th. Only 10 Percent of Western Mosul Controlled by IS Extremists Baghdad, May 11 (Prensa Latina) The Islamic State (IS) is barely controlling 10 percent of western Mosul due to the advance of governmental forces, said Iraqi military sources today that also reported a terrorist attack in the capital city. Syrian President Says Terrorism is a West´s New Instrument Damascus, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Terrorism is an instrument at the service of Western powers, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said in an interview with Belarusian television broadcasted today in Damascus. EU Reasserts Support to Saharaui Self Determination Brussels, May 11 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) reasserted its support to the efforts by United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres to reach a solution permitting ''the self-determination of the people of the Western Sahara.'' Iran Refutes Accusation by Saudi Arabia of Sending Weapons to Yemen Tehran, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Iran refuted today assertions by Saudi Arabia about supposed transference of weapons to Yemen for the Houthi rebels in Ansar and Allah, and accused the Arab kingdom of contributing to uncontrolled increase of regional terrorism. Somali President Requests Help in Arms and Funds London, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed demanded today the lifting of the arms embargo on his country, which he described as vital to defeat his nemesis, the Al Shabab Islamist movement. Syrian Army Carrying Out Offensive against ISIS in Deir Ezzor Damascus, May 11 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Army with air support from the Syrian and Russian aviation has intensified its offensive in the north eastern province of Deir Ezzor. Another 5,500 Nigerians To Be Deported From Libya, Mali Abuja, May 11 (Prensa Latina) The Director General the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Julie Okah-Donli, today disclosed that over 5,500 Nigerians were expected to be deported from Libya and Mali. Kazakhstan Shows Solidarity with Cuba and Fidel Astana, May 11 (Prensa Latina) An emotional action of solidarity with Cuba and its historic leader, Fidel Castro Ruz, took place today in the Assembly Hall of the National Academic Library of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Grand Mufti of Syria Calls for Joining Efforts Against Terrorism Damascus, May 11 (Prensa Latina) The Grand Mufti of the Syrian Republic, Ahmad Badreddine Hassoun, called for joining efforts to confront the terrorist threat and its sponsors, during a meeting with a Tunisian delegation, media reports said today in Damascus. China-Africa Trade Grew in the First Quarter of 2017 Beijing, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Trade volume between China and African countries reportedly rose by 16.8 percent from year to year in the first quarter of this year reaching the 38.88 billion dollars. UN Secretary General Calls to Avoid Humanitarian Tragedy in Somalia London, May 11 (Prensa Latina) The UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres called on today here to avoid humanitarian tragedy in Somalia, where million of people need urgent assistance. Tension on Syria's South Border Por Pedro Garcia HernandezDamascus, May 11 (Prensa Latina) While common sense gains ground today in the search for peace in Syria, tension escalates, particularly along the 442 kilometers of the nearly desert border with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Uruguay and Palestine Hold First Political Consultation Meeting Montevideo, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Uruguay and Palestine held in this capital the first meeting of the mechanism of Political Consultation mechanism between both States, the Uruguayan Foreign Ministry reported today. WHO Backs Investigation in Liberia after Mysterious Deaths United Nations, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) noted today that it supports epidemiological and laboratory investigations in Liberia to identify the microorganism responsible for an outbreak causing mysterious deaths. Saudi Kingdom, Cuba Give New Boost to Ties with Million Credit Riyadh, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Saudi Arabia has granted Cuba a loan of 26.6 million dollars, decision that gives new impetus to their relationship, the Cuban Embassy reported today. Pakistani Army Arrests Terrorists Linked to Attacks Islamabad, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Pakistani authorities detained three suspected terrorists linked to several attacks in the city of Jacobabad, in central Sindh province, the army informed today. Lebanon, Cuba Sign Visa Exemption Agreement Beirut, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Lebanon and Cuba today signed a visa exemption agreement for diplomatic, official and service passports as part of their respective governments'' purpose of consolidating their relations and multi-sectoral cooperation. Angola, Russian Companies Evaluate More Investments in Diamond Sector Luanda, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Angola''s National Diamond Company (ENDIAMA) and Russia''s Alrosa are evaluating the possibility of studies for additional investments in the exploration of kimberlites in the African country. Angolan MPLA Presents Government Plan 2022 Luanda, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) will publicly present its 2017-2022 government plan as part of its strategy to win the August 23 elections and remain in power. Police Minister Condemns Violence Outbreaks in South Africa Pretoria, May 10 (Prensa Latina) South African Minister of Police, Fikilwe Mbalula, condemned the violence outbreaks that keep today a tense situation in zones of the North West and Gauteng provinces. Egypt Closes Bordering Corridor in Gaza after Four-Day Opening Gaza, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Egyptian authorities have closed again today the Rafah border crossing between the Sinai Peninsula and the Gaza Strip after a four-day opening. Clashes Between Terrorist Groups in Damascus Damascus, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Members of the Islamic State, Daesh in Arabic, and the Organization for the Liberation of the Levant, led by former Al-Nusra Front, are having confrontations in areas of Yarmouk camp in the southern suburbs of the Syrian capital, according to military sources. Cuba's First Deputy FM Visits Lebanon to Strengthen Ties Beirut, May 10 (Prensa Latina) President Michel Aoun has met today with Cuban First Deputy Foreign Minister, Marcelino Medina Gonzalez, who is visiting this Arab nation with the aim of strengthening bilateral friendship and cooperation ties. Turkey Criticizes U.S. Aid to Kurdish Rebels Ankara, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey, Nurettin Canikli, harshly criticized today the decision of the United States to hand heavy weapons to the Units of Popular Protection (YPG), Kurdish militias established in North Syria. UN Condemns Attack on Blue Helmets in Central African Republic 09 de mayo de 2017, 17:26United Nations, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations condemned today an attack on its Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (Minusca), in which four blue helmets were killed and eight injured. UN Outstands High Percentage of South Sudanese Refugees 09 de mayo de 2017, 17:19Nairobi, May 9 (Prensa Latina) More than a million children ran away from war in South Sudan, since the armed conflict started in December 2013. UN Experts call on Nigeria to achieve Hostages Release 09 de mayo de 2017, 15:10United Nations, May 9 (Prensa Latina) UN human rights experts urged the government of Nigeria to guarantee the release of all those people kidnapped by Boko Haram. Senate to Probe Chevron Nigeria Over Alleged $4.9 Billion Tax Fraud Abuja, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The Nigerian Senate today indicated its readiness to investigate an oil giant, Chevron Nigeria Limited over alleged fraud in the tune of $4,926,464,100.00 dollars. 3 Kenyans and a Somali Arrested in Kenya Attempting to Join ISIS Nairobi,May 9 (Prensa Latina) Three Kenyans and a Somali refugee have been arrested in south Sudan en-route to join the vicious Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists in Libya. Cuba Reiterates Solidarity with SADR President Algiers, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s solidarity with the self-determination of the Western Sahara people has been reiterated by Deputy Foreign Minister, Marcelino Medina, to the president of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), Brahim Ghali, according to reports today. Meningitis: Possible Cause of Mysterious Lethal Outbreak in Liberia Monrovia, May 9 (Prensa Latina) A type of meningitis may be the cause of the outbreak of an unknown disease that has killed at least 13 people in this country, reported the health authorities today. Iran Denounces Western Plans to Revive Disputes in Middle East Tehran, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Iranian Majlis (Parliament) Speaker Ali Larijani today denounced the persistence of the West powers'' plans to revive the problems among Middle East countries, to which the Islamic republic responds by strengthening its military power. Uncertain Situation in Libyan City of Benghazi Tripoli, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Amid conflicting reports of recent fightings between General Khalifa Hatar''s troops and Islamic extremist forces in the Sabri neighborhood, the situation in the Libyan city of Benghazi is now less uncertain. Palestinian President Resumes Peace Talks Ramallah, May 9 (Prensa Latina) President Mahmoud Abbas has stated today that he is ready to resume peace talks with Israel, this time under the auspices of U.S. President, Donald Trump. South Africa Embarks on High Speed Train Pretoria, May 9 (Prensa Latina) South African President Jacob Zuma has unveiled new high speed trains that will offer faster journey times and greater reliability. Iranian Coal Mine Explosion Death Toll Rises to 42 Tehran, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The extraction of another seven bodies of workers trapped inside a coal mine in northeastern Iran has risen today to 42 the explosion death toll, which also injured 73 people. UN Celebrates Liberation of Kidnapped Girls 08 de mayo de 2017, 16:32United Nations, May 8 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations celebrated the liberation of 82 among the more than 200 girls kidnapped by rebel group Boko Haram in Nigeria. Cuban First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs to Visit SADR 08 de mayo de 2017, 15:57Algiers, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuban First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Marcelino Medina González, affirmed today his country''s firm position with the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) during a visit to the Sahrawi refugee camps. Over 435,000 Displaced People by Fighting in Iraq´s Mosul 08 de mayo de 2017, 15:50United Nations, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Over 435,000 displaced people have abandoned their homes to flee from extreme violence in Mosul, where the government offensive to drive out the Islamic State (IS) still continues, as reported by the United Nations (UN) today. Syrian Authorities Seized Trucks Loaded with Weapons. 08 de mayo de 2017, 15:32Damascus, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Syrian security forces seized four trucks loaded with weapons and ammunition for terrorists of the former Al-Nusra Front in east of Damascus. Other 13 Iranian Miners' Bodies Found, Lethal Figure Rises 39 Tehran, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Rescue workers have extracted another 13 bodies of workers trapped at a mine in northeastern Iran by an explosion, whose death toll rose 39, officials said. Syrian Team Wins Kick Boxing Mediterranean Championship 08 de mayo de 2017, 12:31Damascus, May 8 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian press highlighted today the victory of the Syrian team of kick boxing in the Mediterranean championship of that discipline of Japanese origin, which mixes the technique of traditional boxing with martial arts. Memorandum on Syria Best Way to End Hostilities Moscow, May 8 (Prensa Latina) The memorandum signed in Astana to establish detente zones in Syria shortens the way in the search for the definitive end of hostilities in that Levantine country, a Russian expert said. Turkey Plans to Build Border Wall with Iran Ankara, May 8 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish government plans to build a border wall with Iran as part of its fight against the illegal Kurdistan Workers'' Party (PKK), according to the newspaper Hürriyet, based on official sources. Syria Supports the Creation of Peace Zones, FM Reaffirms Damascus, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Al Moallem reaffirmed today his country''s support for the creation of peace zones to ''stop the bloodshed of the Syrian people.'' Damascus Opens International Services Fair Damascus, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Syrian media has given broad coverage to the opening in Damascus of the International Fair, Servex 2017, dedicated to business services, a further sign that despite the heinous terrorist war imposed on this country, there''s life and a strong will to move ahead. Armed Extremists Negotiate Evacuation of Damascus Suburb 07 de mayo de 2017, 13:12Damascus, May 7 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Army reportedly ceased its military operations in Al-Qaboun neighborhood, northeast of Damascus, after the surrender of the terrorists and negotiating an evacuation agreement. Iranian President Urges to Close Unsafe Mines to Avoid Accidents 07 de mayo de 2017, 13:11Tehran, May 7 (Prensa Latina) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani proposed today to close mines lacking sufficient security equipment to prevent the recurrence of accidents such as the one that left a toll of 35 dead in Azadshahr on Wednesday. Syrian Govt to Restore Power in Freed Cities 07 de mayo de 2017, 12:09Damascus, May 7 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian government has approved a plan to restore the electricity grid in the villages of Zabadani, Madaya, Bukkein and Bludan, recently freed from terrorist groups, according to reports today. South Africa President Lauds Results of WEF meeting in Durban 07 de mayo de 2017, 12:03Pretoria, May 7 (Prensa Latina) President Jacob Zuma has lauded Team South Africa on the success and positive outcomes achieved at the World Economic Forum on Africa, held May 3-5 in Durban. New Wave of Migrants Reaching the Coast of Italy Rome, May 7 (PL) A massive wave of over 3,000 immigrants is expected to reach today the southern coast of Italy, according to forecasts of NGOs and the media that are present in aid relief operations. Egypt Opens Bordering Corridor in Gaza for Three Days Cairo, May 7 (Prensa Latina) Egypt has opened its border crossing with Palestinian Gaza Strip for three days, starting Saturday. UN General Assembly President Begins African Tour United Nations, May 7 (Prensa Latina) UN General Assembly President Peter Thomson begins today a tour in Nairobi, Kenya, in addition to the Central African Republic and Uganda. Extremists in Damascus Suburb Request to Withdraw 06 de mayo de 2017, 16:04Damascus, May 6 (Prensa Latina) Armed extremists in the suburb of Qabum, near Damascus, requested to pull out of the place and go to the region of Eastern Ghouta, military sources confirmed today. Chinese Navy Hands Over Three Pirates to Somali Authorities Mogadiscio,May 6 (Prensa Latina) A Chinese navy ship handed over three suspected pirates to Somali authorities today, police said, underscoring the determination of international naval forces to stamp out a resurgence of piracy this year. Russia and UN Distributes Humanitarian Aid in Syria Damsasco,May 6 (Prensa Latina)The Center for Coordination of the Ceasefire located at the Russian base of Hemymin,in Latakia province,with the United Nations distributed 25 tons of humanitarian aid in Alepo, Deir Ezzor and Daraá,according to authorities. Russia Criticizes Cold War Reactions of US Generals Moscow,May 6 (Prensa Latina) According to the head of special operations Command U.S. army General Raymond Thomas about the fact that Russia is one of the main threats to his country based on stereotypes of the cold war. Pope in Egypt Advocates for Interreligious Dialogue Manuel Vázquez, Correspondent in Cairo Cairo, May 6 (Prensa Latina) At the end of April, Pope Francis traveled for a little over 24 hours to Egypt, a brief visit with much greater importance than it could bededuced from its time lapse. Iran to Set up a Special Committee after Coal Mine Explosion 05 de mayo de 2017, 17:27Tehran, May 5 (Prensa Latina) The Iranian government will set up a special committee to investigate the causes of the fatal explosion at a coal mine in Azadshahr, Iran, according to official sources. Iran to Set up a Special Committee after Coal Mine Explosion 05 de mayo de 2017, 17:26Tehran, May 5 (Prensa Latina) The Iranian government will set up a special committee to investigate the causes of the fatal explosion at a coal mine in Azadshahr, according to official sources. Hunger Increases Immigration Flow and Armed Conflict, Says WFP 05 de mayo de 2017, 17:24Rome, May 5 (Prensa Latina) The World Food Program (WFP) indicated today that there is close link between the increased hunger, the immigration flow and armed conflict. Iraqi Army Liberates Two Communities in North-West Mosul from IS 05 de mayo de 2017, 17:22Baghdad, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Armored units of the Iraqi Army recovered today two communities more from the control of the Islamic State (IS) in north-western Mosul, while the Federal Police moved on a new key site and killed 30 terrorists. US Soldier Killed in Operation Against Somali Guerrilla Mogadishu, May 5 (Prensa Latina) A US soldier was killed during a joint operation with Somali troops against members of the Al-Shabab organization, the United States Command for Africa (Africom) reported today. Somalia to Investigate Minister Assassination Mogadishu, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Somali authorities announced today that a survey is underway on circumstances in which the Minister of Public Works, Abbas Abdullahi Cheij was shot to death. Nigerian Terror Leader Denies He Was Injured Abuja, May 5 (Prensa Latina) The leader of the Nigerian Islamist armed group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, denied on a filming circulated here today that he is injured, as unofficial sources said here earlier this week. Another Provocation on Suspected Chemical Attacks in Syria Denounced Damascus, May 5 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian press has widely reported information published in several media about the manipulation the Al Jazeera channel did on alleged chemical attacks in this country. Mysterious Ailment Kills Two More in Liberia Monrovia, May 5 (Prensa Latina) A mysterious ailment that has broke out in Liberia has killed another two persons, reported Thursday health authorities who said they would carry out autopsies in quest of trying to identify what kind of disease it is. Saudi Arabia Says Trump Visit Is a Step to Halt Iran Riyadh, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Government and diplomatic circles in Saudi Arabia welcomed today the announcement of the first official visit by US President Donald Trump as a significant step towards ''combating terrorism and countering Iran.'' Trade within Africa a Must, Urges SA Minister Pretoria, May 5 (Prensa Latina) As the World Economic Forum on Africa (WEFA) draws to an end on Friday, South Africa''s Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has suggested that African countries should, more than ever before, trade among themselves. Lebanon Calls on Expatriates to Preserve Identity and Invest Beirut, May 5 (Prensa Latina) The signature on the first decree to restore nationality put the symbolic note on the fourth conference Lebanese Diaspora Energy, which called expatriates to preserve identity and promote investments in the country. Angola: More than 9.3 Million Voters Registered Luanda, May 5 (Prensa Latina) The electoral padron for the general elections for August 23 in Angola, is formed by 9,317,294 Angolan citizens over 18 years of age, announced local Ministry for Territory Administration (MAT) Thursday. UN Describes Astana Memorandum on Syrian Conflict as Positive United Nations, May 4 (Prensa Latina) UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura described the signing of a memorandum in Astana, seeking to establish a safe zone in Syria, as positive and promising. Two Somali Soldiers Arrested after Minister Death Mogadishu, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Somali government arrested today two soldiers in connection with the assassination of Public Works Minister Abbas Abdullahi Sheikh Siraji, who was killed because of an alleged misidentification. Number of Congolese Refugees in Angola Exceeds 13,000 Luanda, May 4 (Prensa Latina) The number of refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in the Angolan province of Lunda Norte surpassed today 13,100 people, most of them underage. 22 Corpses from Iranian Coal Mine Recovered, 13 more Dead Expected Tehran, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Rescue teams recovered 22 corpses from a coal mine that exploded in northwestern Iran and continue working to rescue other 13 trapped miners, though they do not expect to find them alive, officials said. Syrian Media Highlights Negotiations in Astana, Kazakhstan Damascus, May 4 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian media highlighted today the bilateral meetings hold by the national delegation during the Fourth meeting on the Crisis in this country, held in Astana, Kazakhstan capital. Damascus Exhibits Archaeological Pieces Recovered from Plundering Damascus, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Damascus'' National Museum exhibits 89 archaeological pieces recovered from the looting of terrorist groups after a harsh work among Syria, Interpol and United Nations, revealed specialists here today. Germany Monitors 600 Potential Extremists Berlin, May 4 (Prensa Latina) The Federal Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BKA) monitors 657 people in Germany, suspected of practicing religious extremism, the newspaper Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung reported. China: Top Investor and Job Creator in Africa in 2016 Abuja, May 4 (Prensa Latina) China''s direct investment in Africa in 2016 reportedly totaled $ 66.4 billion and created almost 131,000 jobs. South Africa, Still a Gateway to Africa, Says Finance Minister Pretoria, May 4 (Prensa Latina) The World Economic Forum on Africa (WEFA) taking place in Durban till Friday shows that South Africa continues to be a gateway to the rest of Africa, says Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba. NATO Will Not Fight Directly against IS, says Stoltenberg Brussels, May 4 (Prensa Latina) NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has ruled out that this alliance will actively involve into the fight against the terrorist group Islamic State (IS). Trump Offers Himself as Mediator Between Palestine-Israel Washington, May 3 (Prensa Latina) The President of the United States, Donald Trump, offered today to mediate in the search for a peace agreement between Palestine and Israel. Syria Supports Russian Proposal on Creation of Safe Zones Damascus, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Syria supports Russia''s proposal to create national safe zones and reiterated the commitment to a cease-fire agreement signed last December, according to an official statement issued today. It is Time to End the Israeli Occupation, Says Palestinian President Washington, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas said today in this capital that it was time for Israel to put an end to occupation of Palestinian territories and reiterated the need for a negotiated solution to the conflict between both countries, based on the concept of two States. Iran, Cuba to Increase Medical-Scientific Collaboration Tehran, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Specialists and authorities in Iran and Cuba held talks in this capital to determine the possibilities and conditions for expanding bilateral collaboration in the medical-scientific field, a diplomatic source announced today. World Economic Forum Kicks Off in Durban, South Africa Pretoria, May 3 (Prensa Latina) President Jacob Zuma welcomed hundreds of business leaders attending the World Economic Forum on Africa (WEFA) in Durban, saying that South Africa will once again prove to the world that the country is capable of hosting any major event. Syria- One Killed in Terrorist Attacks in Damascus,Hama and Homs Damascus, May 3 (Prensa Latina) One person was killed and another one was wounded by terrorist attacks with mortar shells against the Harasta suburb, east of Damascus, police sources reported. Lebanese Army Arrests Fugitives; Charges Suspected Terrorists 03 de mayo de 2017, 12:06Beirut, May 3 (Prensa Latina) The Lebanese army arrested several fugitives during raids in the northeast of the country, while a military judge charged 10 people, Syrian and national, for alleged membership in the Islamic State terrorist group. Clashes Between Terrorists Continue Northeast of Damascus Damascus, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Clashes between terrorist groups in the region of Gutta, east of this capital, continue and even prevent the arrival of humanitarian aid, local media and military sources reported. Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Says Dialogue with Iran Is Unlikely Riyadh, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz said that a conciliatory dialogue with Iran is unlikely, and demanded to punish corruption in the kingdom strongly because ''no one is above the law''. Executive Director of the World Food Programme Visits Syria Damascus, May 3 (Prensa Latina) The Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP) David Beasley reportedly visits Syria and held talks with Prime Minister Imad Khamis and other senior Syrian officials. Extremist Clashes Continue in Northeastern Damascus Damascus, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Clashes between terrorist groups in the Gutta region, east of the Syrian capital, continue and prevent even humanitarian aid, according to media reports and military sources. Vietnam Debuts as Official Member in Asian-African Legal Forum Hanoi, May 3 (Prensa Latina) The presence of Vietnam in the 56th Session of the Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization (AALCO) as an official member of the forum has been well received during the meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, it was reported here today. Increase in Malaria Cases in South African Province Pretoria, May 3 (Prensa Latina) At least 624 cases of malaria (malaria) have been diagnosed in the South African province of Limpopo this year, the highest figure in recent years, local authorities said. Economic Forum Opens in Durban, South Africa Pretoria, May 3 (Prensa Latina) With inclusive growth as the main target in discussions world and African leaders and business executives opened in Durban, South Africa, the 2017 World Economic Forum on Africa (WEF Africa). Hizbullah Movement Leader Warns Lebanon Reaching Abyss Edge Beirut, May 2 (Prensa Latina) Secretary-General of the Hizbullah Shiite movement (Party of God), Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, has today warned that Lebanon was ''reaching the edge of the abyss'' and urged all political forces to take on their full responsibility. 20 Taliban Allegedly Killed in Air Strike in Afghan North Kabul, May 2 (Prensa Latina) At least alleged 20 Taliban were killed during the attack by Afghan war planes to insurgent shelters in the northern province of Badakhshan, police said. UN Demands More Help for Central African Republic United Nations, May 2 (Prensa Latina) The World Food Program (WFP) demanded Tuesday more funds to help the Central African Republic, a nation receiving each time less financial support and resources, and at the same time, facing one of the worst humanitarian crises in the planet. 38 Children at 37 Years Old Kampala, May 2 (Prensa Latina) Miriam Nabatanzi, a 37-year-old Ugandan woman, has had perhaps unintentionally a seat on Olympus of fertility by giving birth to 38 children. Health of Palestinians on Hunger Strike Deteriorates Ramallah, May 2 (Prensa Latina) After 16 days of hunger strike, the health of more than 20 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons has seriously deteriorated, reason why today they were transferred to hospitals. Iran Welcomes International Presence in Tehran Book Fair Tehran, May 2 (Prensa Latina) Iran''s Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance, Reza Salehi Amiri, described the presence of 300 foreign publicists to the 30th edition of the International Book Fair in this capital as the ''peak moment''. More than 20,000 People Return to Free Cities near Damascus Damascus, May 2 (Prensa Latina) More than 20,000 people returned to their homes in the cities of Madaya, Zabadani, and Buquein after they were announced free of armed groups, authorities confirmed today in the Syrian capital. UNICEF: Severe Child Malnutrition Rises in Somalia United Nations, May 2 (Prensa Latrina) The United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) warned today that severe malnutrition in Somali children has increased by 50 percent this year, making a total of 1.4 million affected children. Iraqi Troops Confident to Crush Islamic State Forces in Mosul Baghdad, May 2 (Prensa Latina) Iraqi forces have given fresh impetus to their armed offensive against the Islamic State (IS) in western Mosul, encouraged by forecasts that this month will be final to defeat extremists there. Terrorist Attacks Claim Victims in Syria's Hasaka Province Damascus, May 2 (Prensa Latina) One person was reportedly killed and 15 others injured in attacks by terrorists in the town of Rajn al-Slaibi in the Syrian province of Hasaka, 710 kilometers northeast of Damascus. President Zuma to Preside Over World Economic Forum in Durban Pretoria, May 2 (Prensa Latina) President Jacob Zuma will lead South African delegation to the World Economic Forum on Africa to be held from May 3-5, 2017 at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Center in Durban. China and United Arab Emirates to Increase Cooperation 01 de mayo de 2017, 12:44Beijing, May 1 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan began an official visit to China today to assess bilateral cooperation. France Attacks Islamic Army Base in Burkina Faso Bamako, May 1 (Prensa Latina) French army forces stationed in Mali attacked an Islamic group that began operations in Burkina Faso a few weeks ago, according to a statement by public media. Saudi King Saw off Angela Merkel Optimistic to Strengthen Cooperation Riyadh, May 1 (Prensa Latina) German Chancellor Angela Merkel left Jeddah today after concluding an official visit in which she left a feeling of optimism and confidence in the strengthening bilateral relations in several fields. Syria Pays Tribute to Working Class on International Workers' Day Damascus, May 1 (Prensa Latina) On the occasion of the International Workers'' Day, Syrian workers reiterated their support for the Army and the people in the struggle against terrorism, as stated by trade unions, political and national government organizations. ACNUR Delivers Donation to Angola for Congolese Refugees Luanda, May 1 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (ACNUR) on Sunday delivered to Angolan authorities a donation of nine tons of products for Congolese refugees. Mali Extends State of Emergency due to Attacks by Islamic Groups Bamako, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) The persistence of armed actions by Islamic groups poses the need to extend the state of emergency for six months, the National Assembly announced today in a brief statement. Angolan Oil Company Saves 200 Million Dollars by Reducing Costs Luanda, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) The state-owned National Society of Fuels of Angola (Sonangol) has saved 200 million dollars in costs since June 2016, local media reported on Sunday. Saudi Arabian Police Frustrate Arms and Ammunition Smuggling Riyadh, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) A police patrol seized 100 guns and nearly 3,000 bullets of different calibers that arms traffickers were trying to smuggle into Saudi Arabia in rice bags, an official spokesperson said on Sunday. Russia's Humanitarian Aid Distributed in Syrian Provinces Damascus, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the Center for the Coordination of the Ceasefire in the Russian base of Hemymin distributed, in conjunction with Syrian authorities, more than six tons of humanitarian aid in three provinces of the country. Syrian Civilians Killed in Air Raid by U.S.-Led Coalition Damascus, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) Syrian television reported on Sunday that at least eight civilians were killed in an air raid by the international coalition led by the United States in Raqqa province, 542 kilometers northeast of Damascus. South Africa Will Host Economic Forum on Africa Pretoria Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) South Africa will host the 27th World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa, which will take place next week, to focus on achieving inclusive growth in the continent. Mystery Illness Has Killed 9 in Liberia Monrovia, April 30 (Prensa Latina) A mysterious illness that has caused nine deaths and eight infected in a town close to this city, capital of Liberia, is keeping health authorities at bay. Despite Foreign Imposed Conflict, Syria Holds Cultural Festival Damascus, April 29 (Prensa Latina) Despite the foreign-imposed terrorist conflict, Syrian authorities organized the 1st Cultural Festival in the Syrian province of Damascus. IS Claims Responsibility for Suicide Bombing in Baghdad 29 de abril de 2017, 08:53Baghdad, April 29 (Prensa Latina) The Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility for a car bomb attack that killed at least four people and injured six at an Iraqi highway patrol headquarters in Karrada district. Pope Francis Rebuffs in Egypt all Kinds of Fanaticism Cairo, April 29 (PL) The only extremism allowed ... is that of charity, Pope Francis has said in Egypt at a crowded Mass in Cairo, with which the public activities of his two-day official visit ended. Denmark Charges Six Men With Training, Fighting for Islamic State Copenhague,Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Denmark''s public prosecutor''s office said today it had charged six men with allowing themselves to be recruited by Islamic State and fighting for the militant group in Syria. Qatar to Host Preparatory Arab Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction Doha, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) The Arab League (AL) and its member states, together with the United Nations, organize the third regional preparatory Arab conference on disaster risk reduction to be held in Qatar from next Sunday, organizers announced today. Turkey Intensifies Attacks in Northern Syria Damascus, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Turkish artillery bombed the village of Ras Ain in the northern Syrian province of Hassakeh, destroyed its drinking water plant and caused extensive damage to infrastructure, military sources confirmed today in Damascus. FAO, WFP Report on Food Crisis in Four Nations Rome, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Food Program (WFP) today report on the food security situation in northeastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. Pope Francis Visits Egypt With Peace Message Cairo, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) With a message of peace and tolerance, Pope Francis arrives in Egypt today, where he will meet with the highest world authority of Sunni Islam, among other religious and political dignitaries. USA Tries to Impose World Hegemony, Says Syrian President Damascus, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) What is happening in Syria, Korea, Iran, Russia and now in Venezuela is the United States'' open attempt to establish world hegemony, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad told Telesur. Iran: Nine Border Guards Killed After Clashes With Balochi Terrorist Teherán,Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Nine Iranian border guards were killed near Mirjaveh district after clashes with the armed Balochi insurgent group Army of Justice, the prosecutor general of Zahedan province Alí Movahedi Rad announced today. Heavy Fighting Between Kurds and Turkish Forces in Syria Damascus, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Strong clashes are reportedly taking place between Kurdish militias and Turkish Army forces in the of Tell Abyad in northern Aleppo province. Children Pay The Price in Afghan Conflict: UN Kabul,Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Children account for one-third of civilian casualties in Afghanistan''s grinding conflict in the first three months of 2017, and are paying an increasingly high price in the fighting, a UN report said today in Kabul. Discovery in Egypt of ancient statues As part of the International Day for Monuments and Sites celebrated on April 18, in Luxor, Egypt, the unveiled of statues and some discoveries inspired to be consciousness in the conservation and protection of the cultural heritage of humanity. United Kingdom Analyze Reality of Parasitology in Cuban Conference Havana, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Cryptosporidium laboratory reports have increased during the last two years in the United Kingdom, demonstrating the progress of that parasite through all regions of the planet, specialist Richard Elson said. Israel, Turkey Strike Syria Damascus, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) For the third time since 2013, Israeli missiles hit warehouses at Damascus International Airport, the Syrian capital, military sources said. Syria Rejects French Government's Accusations on Chemical Attack Damascus, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Syria has described the recent statements by French Foreign Minister, Jean Marc Ayrault, about the alleged chemical attack in the town of Kahn Sheikun, Idleb province, as a ''rabid campaign of misinformation and lies''. Iraq Angers Turkey, Qatar for Denouncing Attack, Payment to jihadists Baghdad, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) Iraq has rejected angry reactions from Turkey and Qatar after Baghdad condemned an attack by the former that killed six Kurds and denounced that the emirate tried to pay terrorists a multimillion ransom for 26 hostages. Burundi Stops World Food Program Convoy From Entering Country Bujumbura,Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) Burundi has blocked a World Food Programme (WFP) convoy originating in Rwanda from entering the country, citing security concerns, the WFP said on Wednesday. One Person Dies in Kenya's Primary Elections Nairobi, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) One person has died and another was injured in hotly contested primary elections in the capital Nairobi. Saudi Arabia, USA Discuss Efforts in the Struggle against IS Riyadh, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) Saudi Arabia''s defense minister, Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, discussed here today with a US special envoy for military issues efforts in the international offensive against the Islamic State (EI). Nigerian Former President Accuses Obama of Vetoing Him Abuja, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) Nigerian former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan accused Barack Obama, the US president in 2015, of playing an active role against him during the elections that year. Seychelles President Opens His Country's Embassy in Cuba Havana, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) Seychelles President, Danny Faure, opens his country''s embassy in Cuba today, as part of his official visit to the Caribbean nation. Nearly 3,000 Deaths from Malaria in Angola Luanda, April 25 (Prensa Latina) The Senior Coordinator for the National Malaria Control Directorate in Angola, Rafael Dimbo, announced that 2,974 people have died during the first quarter of 2017. Iranian Supreme Leader Condemns USA and Israel Tehran, April 25 (Prensa Latina) Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has today accused the United States and Israel of promoting belligerent policy against Iran, and also urged the world to understand why both governments are currently taking hostile stands to Islam. Syrian Army Achieves Important Advances in Eastern Damascus Damascus, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian army made important progress in the last 72 hours in the Qaboum district, east of the country''s capital, according to military reports today. Syria and the Dismemberment of the Arab World By Pedro García Hernández UN Demands End of Fighting, Blockade on Yemen United Nations, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations human rights independent experts today demanded the end of the fighting in Yemen and the naval blockade imposed by Saudi Arabia, as urgent actions to help millions of people at risk of famine. UNICEF Seeks to Immunize Somali Children Against Measles Mogadishu,Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) and its partners today kicked off an emergency campaign to immunize 30,000 children against measles in Baidoa, one of the hardest-hit areas in southern Somalia. President of Seychelles to Visit Cuba Havana, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) Seychelles President Danny Faure will officially make an official visit to Cuba from tomorrow, the island''s Foreign Ministry informed today. South Africa, China Take Further Step to Cement Ties Pretoria, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) South Africa and China has inaugurated Monday the High Level People-to-People Exchange Mechanism (PPEM), aimed at cementing trust, friendship and strategic partnership. Ghana, Kenya and Malawi Chosen to Test World's First Malaria Vaccine Gineva,Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) Three African countries have been chosen to test the world''s first malaria vaccine, the World Health Organization announced today. FAO: 20 Million People in Africa Are at Risk of Dying From Hunger 24 de abril de 2017, 12:13Rome, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva warned that about 20 million people in South Sudan, Somalia, northern Nigeria and Yemen are at risk of dying from hunger. Angola Ready to Vote on August -23- 2017 24 de abril de 2017, 11:57Luanda, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos stated today that the conditions are ready to vote on the Angolan general elections. Despite Brexit, South Africa Will Continue to Trade with UK Pretoria, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) South Africa''s Government''s priority is to ensure that there is certainty and continuity in the trade and investment relationship with the United Kingdom as a result of Brexit, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. Palestinian Prisoners: Hunger Strike Enters Its Second Week Tel Aviv, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) With the addition of some 35 new prisoners, the massive hunger strike held by more than 1,500 Palestinians locked in Israeli prisons begins today its second week. New Special Economic Zone to Be Opened in South Africa Pretoria, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) South African President Jacob Zuma will on Tuesday launch the Maluti-A-Phofung Special Economic Zone (MAP-SEZ), in Harrismith, in the Free State, Presidency announced. Syrian Army Wards Off Terrorist Offensive in Hama Damascus, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) After more than 40 days of intense fighting, the Syrian army, and allied militias warded off and defeated an offensive of some 12,000 terrorist troops in Hama province, 210 kilometers north of Damascus, military sources confirmed today. South Africa, China Cementing Cultural Ties Pretoria, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) South Africa and China, nations that belong to the BRICS Group, are opening talks in Pretoria Monday to discuss ways to broaden cooperation on culture, education, communications, health, science and technology, sports, tourism, women affairs and youth. Palestinians in Lebanon Recall Cuban Bay of Pigs Victory Beirut, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) Palestinian refugees in Lebanon assessed the Cuban Revolution''s victory, repelling the mercenary attack against Playa Giron in 1961, as a heroic deed with great validity and an inspiration in their struggle against Israel. UK Labour Leader Corbyn Says Could Suspend Syria Air Strikes 23 de abril de 2017, 11:06London,Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) The leader of Britain''s main opposition Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn said today that he could suspend British involvement in air strikes against Syria if he was elected prime minister at a June 8 election. Nigerian Army Chief Urged Troops to Intensify Fight Against Terror 23 de abril de 2017, 10:21Abuja,Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) The Nigerian Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has urged troops in the North East to remain steadfast in prosecuting the counter insurgency as history would not forget them. London Marathon 2017: Wanjiru and Keitany Win Men's and Women's Races 23 de abril de 2017, 10:10London,Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) Mary Keitany of Kenya broke Paula Radcliffe''s women''s-only world record to win the London Marathon today. US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis Visits Djibouti Djibuti,Apr 23(Prensa Latina) US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis arrived today for a short visit to Djibouti, a strategically important country on the Horn of Africa which hosts the United States'' only permanent military base on the African continent. Kuwait Declared as Malaria Free Country 23 de abril de 2017, 09:16Kuwait, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Health of Kuwait affirmed today that Kuwait is currently a malaria-free zone with 388 cases treated in 2016. Syrian Army Takes Terrorist Strongholds in Hama Damascus, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Army, with the help of allied militias, expelled terrorist groups from the strategic city of Halfaya, the biggest bastion of former Al Nusra Front at the north of the province of Hama, military sources confirmed here Sunday. Iran Commits to Hold Solid Presidential Elections 23 de abril de 2017, 05:00Tehran, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) Abdulreza Rahmani Fazli, Iran''s Interior Minister Abdulreza Rahmani Fazli pledged today to make all efforts to hold solid presidential elections, to handle the prevailing trends that seek to damage the security in the country. Evo Morales Condemns US Policy towards Syria and Venezuela La Paz, Apr 22 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia''s President Evo Morales reiterated his condemnation of the United States'' attacks on Syria and the threats against Venezuela, and insisted that the policy is aimed at seizing oil. Israeli Aviation Attacks Syrian Army Position on Quneitra 21 de abril de 2017, 15:14Damascus, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) The aviation of the Israeli Zionist regime attacked a Syrian army position in Kahn Arnabeh, Quneitra province, 67km southwest of Damascus, military sources confirmed today. Over a Million Children Trapped in Congo Violence 21 de abril de 2017, 15:13United Nations, April 21 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) today warned that 1.5 million children are at risk due to extreme violence in the Congolese province of Kasaï-Central. Global CEOs Call G-20 for Greater Disclosure of Climate Risks Geneva,Apr 21 (Prensa Latina)The heads of major global businesses are urging G20 governments to formally accept that companies should disclose climate-related financial risks. Syrian Villages of Zabadani and Madaya Free From Extremist Groups Damascus, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) Syrian settlements in Zabadani and Madaya, less than 50 kilometers from Damascus and near the northeast border of Lebanon, were declared free from extremist groups, authorities confirmed today. U.S., Israel Continue to Fuel Anti-Syria Campaign Tel Aviv, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) Without presenting any evidence, the United States and Israel accused again the Syrian government today of still using chemical weapons as part of a campaign to justify any aggression against that Arab country. Syrian Army Makes Progress in Eastern Damascus Damascus, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) After intense air force and artillery bombing, Syrian army units have dismantled shelters and tunnels of terrorist groups in the Qabun region in eastern Damascus, according to military sources. Iraqi Troops Recapture Several Neighborhoods West of Mosul Baghdad, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) Iraqi government forces have recaptured other neighborhoods in western Mosul, including Tanek, where they released a girl from the Yazidi ethnic group who was kidnapped and sold as a slave by the Islamic State (IS). USA Blocks Investigation on Attack, Syrian President Says Damascus, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) The United States has blocked the requested inquiries on an alleged chemical attack on a town in Idleb province, President Bashar al-Assad said in an interview with Russia''s Sputnik News. Syria and Cuba Sign Agreement for Visa Exemption Damascus, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Syria and Cuba signed today an agreement for reciprocal visa exemption for diplomatic, official, special and service passports. Cuba Calls at UN to Stop Israeli Abuses against Palestines United Nations, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has advocated Tuesday at the UN Security Council for concrete actions to put an end to Israel''s abuses against the people of Palestine. UN Dismayed by Toll of Terrorist Attack in Syria United Nations, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura expressed dismay at the growing number of civilian casualties as a result of the terrorist attack on a refugee convoy in Syria on April 15. Cuba Highlights MNOAL's Validity at UN Geneva, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuba highlighted the validity and relevance of the founding principles of the Movement of Non-Aligned Countries (MNOAL) at a difficult moment in the world at the UN headquarters in Geneva. Cameroon Returns 30,000 Displaced People from Nigeria Abuja, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) A total of 30,000 displaced people by the violence of terrorist group Boko Haram, returned to their native country, Nigeria, from Cameroon, reported the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) in the state of Borno, the local press said Thursday. US Defense Secretary Meets with Egyptian President Cairo, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) US Defense Secretary James Mattis arrived in the capital today, where he met with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi. Iran Refutes Saudi-US Accussation of Destabilizing the Region Tehran, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Iran''s political and military authorities refuted today what they considered repeated and unfounded accusations by Saudi Arabia and the United States of destabilizing the Persian Gulf region and considered them part of the ''anti-Iranian bragging.'' Kuwait : Biggest Threat in Persian Gulf is Extremist Ideology Manama, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) The biggest threat communities in Arab countries in the Persian Gulf are facing is the extremist ideology, said a Kuwaiti minister attending n a regional meeting on fighting this phenomenon, which ends here today.