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África / Medio Oriente

Damascus, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) At least 35 civilians were killed and 52 were injured today by terrorist attacks with mortars against this capital city and suburban areas, said the police.

Nairobi, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) The secretary of the Kenya Health Ministry, Sicilia Kariuki, today defended the hiring of Cuban doctors, alleging that they are specialists necessary in several branches.

Nairobi, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) The number of Ethiopian refugees who crossed the border into Kenya has risen to 10,557 since last March 11, the Kenyan Red Cross said today.

United Nations, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) The healthcare system for the Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip is on the verge of collapse, UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights, Michael Lynk, said today.

Ryadh, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) The Saudi Crown Prince, Mohamad bin Salman, rejected the requirement that in the kingdom women wear head coverings or clothes that cover them completely, but a decent and respectful garment.

Damascus, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) The armed forces of the International Coalition, headed by the United States, are establishing a military base east of the Syrian northern province of Deir Ezzor, very near the oil field Al-Omar, warned today a publication.

Addis Abeba, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) The Extraordinary Summit on the Area of Free Trade (Afcfta) being held in Rwanda, will serve as platform for the African Union (AU) to sign other emblematic projects to boost inter-African trade, referred today the regional bloc.

Addis Ababa, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) African Union has called on the continent's countries to take national measures to back up the launching of a Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).

Washington, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia are among the areas of greatest economic vulnerability due to climate change, which could increase migration, said the World Bank (WB) today.

Damascus, Mar 19 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Foreign Ministry demanded today that Turkey''s military forces withdraw from the occupied Afrin region, in Aleppo province, some 360 kilometers north of the capital.

Addis Ababa, Mar 19 (Prensa Latina) The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) will help Africa to weather international changes in the developed world and multilateral trading system, a UN official stated today in Rwanda''s capital city Kigali.