Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Iranian authorities confirm 12 dead and 64 infected from COVID-19 Tehran, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Health and Medical Education of Iran, Saeed Namaki has confirmed that 12 people have died and 64 have been infected with the COVID-19 virus. Lebanon's hotel occupancy rate drops by 80 percent Beirut, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) Hotel occupancy rate in Lebanon has dropped by 80 percent since last September, according to the head of the hotel owners' union, Pierre Achkar. Vote counting still underway in Iran Tehran, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) The Iranian Electoral Committee announced on Saturday that so far results of 59 out of 208 electoral districts for the mid-term parliamentary elections are known, while counting goes on. Iran's elections marked by special significance Tehran, Feb. 21 (Prensa Latina) Nearly 58 million people will vote on Friday in parliamentary and midterm elections of the Assembly of Experts in Iran, an exercise officially described as a response to the enemies of the Islamic revolution. Syria rejects attack by the Turkish army and extremist groups Damascus, Feb. 20 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Army rejected an offensive launched by Turkish military forces and radical groups in the northern province of Idlib, 335 km north of the capital Damascus. Syrian soldiers countered the first wave of the attack, in which Turkish special forces and hundreds of armed jihadist groups attempted to move towards the town of Nairab, Syrian television reported. FAO alerts on acute famine threat in South Sudan Rome, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned in Rome on Thursday about the acute famine alarm in South Sudan, reaching about 6.5 million people. Turkey keeps 37 military outposts in Idlib, Syria (+Photos) Damascus, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) The number of outposts established by the Turkish military in Idlib has reached the number of 37, as per local media. Ethiopia signs agreement to protect migratory birds of prey New Delhi, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) Ethiopia on Thursday signed the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey in Africa and Eurasia (Raptors MoU), during the Parties' Conference (COP13) in India. Iranian advisors are authorized by Syrian Government Tehran, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) The secretary of the Supreme Security Council of Iran, Ali Shamjani, said on Thursday that the advisors from his country who are in Syria are authorized by Damascus. Angolan president to attend Rwanda-Uganda dialogue Luanda, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) Angolan President João Lourenço will travel on Thursday to Rwanda to attend peace talks in the African Great Lakes region, focused on searching understandings between Rwanda and Uganda, it was reported. Ethiopian PM calls for peace and development Addis Ababa, Feb 19 (Prensa Latina) Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Tuesday called on all citizens of regional states to guarantee peace and institutional stability as a principle to promote the country's comprehensive development. Iraqi appointed prime minister describes Government as failure Baghdad, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) Iraqi appointed Prime Minister Mohammad Tawfig Allawi said that the government imposed since 2003, after the invasion and occupation of a US-led military alliance, is a failure. Syria and Iran reiterate cooperation in the fight against terrorism Damascus, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Syrian President Bashar Al Assad and Ali Laranjani, head of Iran's Advisory Council, reiterated on Sunday cooperating in the fight against terrorism during a meeting in Damascus. World Federation of Trade Unions Conference opens in Syria Damascus, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) Our fight against terrorism is a war to defend the truth against lies, said Syrian trade union president Jamal Al Qadri on Thursday in his opening speech at the 27th Conference of the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) in Damascus. Russia and Turkey review situation in Syrian province Moscow, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) The chiefs of the general staffs of Russia and Turkey met on Thursday to review the situation in the Syrian province of Idlib, while the Foreign Ministry called to prevent provocative statements on the solution of the conflict in the Levantine country. Iraq's lawmaker reiterates support for withdrawal of foreign forces Baghdad, Feb 12 (Prensa Latina) Iraq's lawmaker Muhammad al-Baldawi reiterated this Wednesday his support for the withdrawal of foreign forces from the country, led by the Pentagon, for which, he said, there is no need to approve a law. Judiciary head asks for massive participation in Iran's elections Tehran, Feb 12 (Prensa Latina) Gholam-Hossein Mohseni Eje'i, deputy head of Iran's Judiciary, on Wednesday called for mass participation in the February 21 parliamentary elections, in order to empower the country against external enemy forces. Syrian army repels jihadist offensive supported by Turkish troops Damascus, Feb 12 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Army repelle dan offensive of jihadist groups with support of Turkish forces in the province of Idlib, 335km to the north of the capital. Iran will reject pressure to negotiate on nuclear matters Tehran, Feb 12 (Prensa Latina) The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Ali Akbar Salehi, said his country favors negotiations, but will reject any decision under pressure. Iran President calls for unity Tehran, Feb 11 (Prensa Latina) Iran's President Hassan Rouhani called this Tuesday for national unity, estimating it as the only way to defeat the United States and achieve economic growth.