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África / Medio Oriente

United Nations, Dec 4 (Prensa Latina) The sharp escalation of armed confrontations and air strikes in Sana''a, Yemen, is again a cause of alarm at the United Nations, while the blockade imposed by Saudi Arabia and its allies to that territory continues.

Damascus, Dec 4 (Prensa Latina) New police units have begun operating in the newly liberated Syrian city of al-Bukamal, in northeastern Deir Ezzor, security sources reported today.

Damascus, Dec 4 (Prensa Latina) More than 100 families returned over the weekend to their villages and towns in Western Qalamoun area in Damascus Province after their areas were freed of terrorists and security and stability were restored.

Tehran, Dec 3 (Prensa Latina) Iranian Brigadier General Masud Yazayeri assured that the Persian country will never negotiate its missile deterrent program, in a speech delivered and published Saturday by local media.

Sanaa, Dec 3 (Prensa Latina)The United Arab Emirates today denied a report that Yemen''s Houthi group called Ansar Allah had fired a missile towards a nuclear plant in the UAE named Al Barakah, near Abu Dhabi.

Beirut,Dec 3 (Prensa Latina) Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea responded today to claims by Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir that Hezbollah finances itself by laundering money through Lebanese banks.

Geneva, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) Around 165,000 African migrants arrived in Europe through the Mediterranean Sea so far this year, an African media reported.

Damascus, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) Israeli air force bombed Syrian military facilities in the southwest of this capital city.

Pretoria, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) The first heart transplant in the world, carried out 50 years ago by the South African Christiaan Barnard, opened a new path in cardiology and continues to awaken the human imagination, said a renowned surgeon of this nation.

Bujumbura, Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) More than half of the 11,500,000 Burundians suffer today the ravages of malaria, a disease that can become chronic and lethal, health authorities admitted here today.

Berlin, Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) German police reported today the evacuation of several places in the city of Potsdam, including a Christmas market, in the presence of a suspicious object.