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África / Medio Oriente

Cairo, Feb 19 (Prensa Latina) Female genital mutilation''s rate (FGM) among teenagers from 15 to 17 years dropped in Egyp from 74 percent in 2008 to 61 in 2014, according to the ministry of Health.

Luanda, feb 19 (Prensa Latina) Other areas suspected today of having buried mines will be investigated in Angola's desire to declare itself free of these devices by 2025, assured the director general of the National Demining Institute, Leonardo Severino Sapalo.

Pretoria, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) Generalized expectations and shocks provoke today the future nomination of a new cabinet in South Africa by President Cyril Ramaphosa, who will reduce the structure of the State and encourage the fight against corruption.

Tehran, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) Iranian President Hasan Rohani paid a three-day official visit to India, where he reiterated that the Persian government will honor its commitments to the nuclear agreement, local media reported today.

Damascus, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) The Mental Health Department of the Syrian Health Ministry reported that about one million people suffer from serious mental disorders in the country.

Ramallah, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah insisted again on the need to break the stagnation of national unity.

Damascus, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) At least six Syrian civilians suffered from asphyxia due to toxic gases used by the Turkish Army in northern Afrin, so those people were admitted to a local hospital, medical sources reported today.

Havana, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Namibia strengthened their historic ties this week, following the visit of that nation''s prime minister, Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila, to this capital.

Addis Ababa, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) The estate of emergency established in Ethiopia after the resignation of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn was extended for six months, the Defense Ministry announced today.

United Nations, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) After almost three months without access to the Syrian city of Guta, UN humanitarian aid reached thousands of civilians in that place, media reported here today.

Pretoria, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) President Cyril Ramaphosa said today that a new dawn is upon South Africa and ''we should put behind us the era of diminishing trust in public institutions and weakened confidence in leaders''.