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Africa / Middle East

Damascus, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) More than 1,500 Syrian civilians resident in Kefraya and al-Fua, in the northern province of Idlib, were evacuated today in some 40 buses to temporary shelters in Aleppo.

Damascus, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Terrorist groups in southern Quneitra province agreed today to surrender and put down their weapons to the Syrian army to later evacuate for the northern province of Idlib, the army sources said.

Cairo, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) The President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, is beginning Thursday a two-day visit to Sudan, during which he will hold talks with Sudanese counterpart, Omar Hassan Al-Bashir, on bilateral ties.

Mogadishu, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Somalia''s government today requested religious groups for the first time to participate in the fight against the terrorist organization Al-Shabab.

La Paz, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales today salutes Nelson Mandela''s International Day on the 100th anniversary of his birth on July 18, 1918 in Mvezo, a region of the South African province of El Cabo.

Ouagadougou, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Units of the Anti-Terrorist Forces Group (GFAT) of Burkina Faso destroyed ''terrorist bases'' in the north of the country, the government announced today when publishing the results of these maneuvers.

Addis Ababa, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Several international institutions are implementing plans to support the Ethiopian government in assisting internally displaced persons, it was known today.

Brussels, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) today offered a loan of 75 million euros as a new financial aid for the economic entrepreneurship of young people and migrant women from sub-Saharan African countries.

Moscow, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Russia denounced the possible preparation by the infamous White Helmets organization of a new provocation to accuse the Syrian government of using chemical weapons against the population in Idlib province.

Addis Ababa, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Ethiopia allocated almost 32 million dollars to the purchase of new medical equipment in order to improve the conditions within health posts nationwide.

Tehran, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Iran recovered today the remains of 75 of its soldiers killed in the war with Iraq between 1980 and 1988, official sources announced here today.