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Africa / Middle East

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.

Abuja, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) The Nigerian police reported today the arrest of eight suspected members of the Boko Haram group, linked to the abduction in April 2014 of 276 girls from a school in the eastern state of Borno.

Ouagadougou, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) A group of unidentified persons killed two people in a terrorist attack in northern Burkina Faso.

Beijing, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping highlighted today the links between China and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in terms of energy, industrial capacity, technology and financing.