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Africa / Middle East

Kabul, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) More than 20 people died, including a Taliban commander, in a suicide attack perpetrated by the Islamic State in the province of Sar-i-Pul, in northern Afghanistan, police chief Abdul Qauom Baqizoi, said.

Addis Ababa, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) Ethiopian Airlines (EA) reported today that the nearly 300 tickets available for the first flight to Eritrea, scheduled to take place tomorrow, were sold in less than an hour.

Addis Ababa, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) Ethiopia is studying the possibility of implementing financial services in cell phones, based on an agreement with Kenya''s Safaricom (SCOM.NR), the continent''s leading company in this field.

Tehran, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) Iran's Intelligence Minister Mahmud Alavi ruled out any dialogue between his country and U.S. President Donald Trump, who recently announced new sanctions against the Iranian nation.

Addis Ababa, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) Ethiopia confirmed today that it will receive a donation from the World Health Organization (WHO) to assist about 50,000 internally displaced persons with medical supplies.

Ramallah, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) The Israeli Defense Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, announced fuel ban on the Gaza Strip from now until next Sunday, a measure which strengthens the blockade on the Palestinian coastal area.

Pretoria, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that tougher measures will be taken on mine safety in South Africa and its operators will be responsible for the deaths in the sector.

Damascus, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian army expelled today terrorist groups from the strategic hill of Al-Hara in Quneitra and four other villages in the north-western region of the province of Daraa as part of its powerful offensive in the south of the country.

Islamabad, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) President Mamnoon Hussain stated that Pakistan and Iran will continue efforts to face the cross-border challenges and the defense cooperation between the two countries will be further strengthened, it was reported today.

United Nations, Jul 16 (Prensa Latina) UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East peace process, Nickolay Mladenov, today called for reducing confrontations in Gaza, an occupied Palestinian territory that he considers to be on the verge of a war.

16 de julio de 2018, 15:46New Delhi, Jul 16 (Prensa Latina) India and Iran highlighted today in this capital the progress of the decisions made during the visit here in February of the Iranian President, Hasan Rouhani to strengthen the connectivity and commercial and economic cooperation.