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África / Medio Oriente

Tehran, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) Iran will keep its military defensive program untouched, despite pressures and sanctions by Western nations interested in decreasing the Persian nation's weapons capacity, according to a HispanTV report.

Beirut, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) Lebanese and Syrian Armies, as well as soldiers from the Islamic Resistance Movement in Lebanon, Hizbulah, have forced Islamic State (IS) or Daesh to fall back owing to military operations conducted this weekend, as reported by news sources today.

Luanda, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) Three days before the general elections in Angola, the National Electoral Commission (CNE) is issuing credentials to the international observers.

Baghdad, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi today order the Iraqi Army and its allies to start a planned offensive in the city of Tal Afar, which is still in the hands of the Islamic State (Daesh in Arabic).

Beirut, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Army and its allied from the Islamic Resistance Movement Hezbollah, from Lebanon, liberated several areas occupied by the Islamic State (Daesh in Arabic) on the Syrian-Lebanese border, the website Al Masdar reported today.

Damascus, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) The Journalists'' Union in this capital, made up of more than 2,000 professionals, today conveyed to Cuban authorities and their peers'' guild their sorrow for the recent death of the president of the Union of Cuban Journalists (UPEC), Antonio Molto Martorell.

Damascus, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) At least two civilians were killed and 21 were injured today in the north of the central Syrian province of Homs, hit by two rockets launched by terrorists, military sources said.

Freetown, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of people are still missing today in Sierra Leona after severe floods and landslides on Monday near this capital, which provoked more than 460 deaths.

Luanda, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) The National Electoral Commission (CNE) today assures its structures in anticipation of other incidents related to the loss of sensitive material for the 23rd elections in Angola.

Pretoria, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) ANC NEC member and presidential hopeful Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma urged members of this party, COSATU alliance and the Communist Party to reflect on how they became so divided and work toward restoring unity.

Pretoria, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) South African President Jacob Zuma has today called on Southern African nations to expand their collective responsibility to meet SADC goals and to take advantage of the 37th SADC Heads of State and Government Summit to implement the Regional Integration Agenda.