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Africa / Middle East

Porto Novo, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) The Government of Benin announced today that it will conduct a census to identify the number of poor people in the country and their situation and characteristics, in order to channel the aid of social programs.

Tehran, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) Iranian imam Kazem Seddiqi urged today the coexistence of officials and people to understand economic difficulties, especially those living in marginal neighborhoods in the outskirts of this capital.

Muscat, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) The Omani Government granted permission for women to drive taxis and heavy vehicles, according to a police statement released today.

Kigali, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) The China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) started on Friday the construction of a large hospital, which aims to become the third in terms of capacity in the capital.

Beirut, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) The Lebanese government officially announced a gas and oil exploration and production contract for two offshore blocks with the Total companies of France; Eni, Italy, and Novatek, from Russia.

Tehran, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi has revealed Iran''s willingness to negotiate other issues, if the nuclear deal with G5+1 (United States, United Kingdom, France, Russia and China plus Germany) succeeds.

Khartoum, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) Russia will contribute to strengthen Sudan's military capabilities through a program agreed with President Omar al Bashir, it was reported here today.

Damascus, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian government has described as brutal the attack of the U.S.-led International Coalition against the popular militias facing terrorist groups in Deir Ezzor province, televised media reported today.

Abuja, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) Belarus will welcome the best Nigerian students in its universities, according to an agreement signed here by the two countries.

Luanda, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) A summit to discuss the call for elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) will be attended by DRC President Joseph Kabila, Angolan President Joao Lourenzo and President of Republic of Congo Denis Sassou-Nguesso.

08 de febrero de 2018, 14:33Moscow, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) Russian and Turkish leaders have agreed to further coordinate their troops and special services in Syria to combat terrorist groups who are violating the Syrian ceasefire, the Kremlin announced Thursday.