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Interior África / Medio Oriente

Baghdad, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) The Iraqi Parliament today approved the deployment of troops in zones in dispute in Kurdistan, while the pro-independence referendum is still under way.

Pretoria, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) African National Congress (ANC) presidential candidate Lindiwe Sisulu expressed concern about the incorporation of people who accumulate wealth at the expense of the country and asked if it is too late to rectify.

Erbil, Iraq, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) The referendum for the independence of Iraqi Kurdistan began today when the Kurds residing in other countries electronically cast their vote.

Erbil, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) Iraqi Kurdistan President Masud Barzani has stated the referendum for the independence of the autonomous region will not trigger a war in Iraq, Sputnik reports.

Pretoria, Sep 24 (Prensa Latina) South Africa began today a week with announcements of street protests against the government of President Jacob Zuma, convened by the Congress of Trade Unions of this country (COSATU) and backed by the Communist Party.

Damascus, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian army advanced even further in the control of localities in the northeastern province of Deir Ezzor, by taking the villages of Halbia, Zalbia, and al-Qasabi, military sources reported.

Mogadishu, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) The Somali central government criticized today the support expressed by three of the country''s states to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in their conflict with Qatar.

Ankara, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Turkish authorities have begun a process to grant citizenship to about 50,000 Syrian citizens, said Sinan Guner, the manager of Interior Ministry General Directorate of Population and Citizenship Affairs.

Beirut, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) The announced use of biometric identity cards has complicate the situation prior to the parliamentary election in Lebanon in May 2018, although that technical breakthrough might not be ready on that date.

Damascus, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) The Israeli jets have reportedly bombed Damascus International Airport last night. The Israeli missiles caused huge material damages at the facility, although no casualties have been so far reported, airport sources said today.