// // //


Africa / Middle East

Addis Abeba, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) Ethiopia plans to offer in international tender some of the most important projects of the country, among them one for fertilizer production, after cancelling the contract of a military-industrial conglomerate, it was known today in this capital.


Addis Ababa, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) Ethiopia and Sudan are strengthening ties today in the civil aviation industry, with the beginning of new flight services by Badr Airlines, based in Khartoum.


Ramallah, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) The Palestinian National Council (PNC) is holding today its 23rd meeting for first time in decades at the headquarters of the Palestinian Presidency in Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank.


Pretoria, Apr, 30 (Prensa Latina) The national strike of bus drivers entered its third week in South Africa today, after negotiations between the unions and the government reached a deadlock last Wednesday.


Tehran, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) Iranian Brigadier General Hossein Salami denounced today that the United States is using a threat to the Arab world security to maintain the presence of troops in the region.


Beirut, April 30 (Prensa Latina) The Lebanese Foreign Ministry announced Monday 55 percent of emigrants voted during the second and last round of the parliamentary elections before the definitive ones scheduled next Sunday.


Damascus, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) Several military positions in the provinces of Hama, in central Syria, and Aleppo, in the north, were attacked by missiles on Sunday night, military sources reported today.


Tehran, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) Iran has denounced the efforts to change the name of the Persian Gulf to vary the identity and ownership of that waterway, according to an adviser to the leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ali Akbar Velayati, quoted by local media today.


Damascus, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) Syrian military and media sources have reported a new missile aggression that targeted two military positions in the countryside of Hama and Aleppo provinces.


Tehran, Apr 29 (Prensa Latina) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohamad Yavad Zarif said today that the demands made by U.S. President Donald Trump over the nuclear deal signed by Tehran and the G5+1 are excessive.


Damascus, Apr 29 (Prensa Latina) Heavy bombings and operations by the Syrian Army and its allies over the past 24 hours against the terrorist group Islamic State or Daesh resulted in the military control of four neighborhoods in southern Damascus.