Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina South African Finance Minister Announces Economic Measures for 2019 Pretoria, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) The South African government announced on Wednesday reductions in public spending, increases in so-called sin taxes, prioritization of investments in social infrastructure, education, health and roads, as well as controlled support for state-owned enterprises. Egypt, Russia to Sign Agreement on Suez Canal Cairo, Feb 19 (Prensa Latina) Egypt and Russia reached an agreement to establish a company to operate and manage the planned Russian industrial zone in the Suez Canal (SCA), announced Tuesday in Cairo. There are Many Challenges in Yemen, but There are Hopes, UN Says United Nations, Feb 19 (Prensa Latina) The UN special envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, said Tuesday that there are many challenges in that country, but there is more expectation of the positive push in the implementation of the Hodeida Agreement. Terrorist Attacks in Zones of Syrian Provinces Damascus, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) Terrorist groups attacked areas of the Syrian provinces of Aleppo, Hama, Latakia and Idleb, where two explosions were reported to have left at least 15 dead and nearly 30 wounded. Cuban Minister Reviews Cooperation with Qatar Doha, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister of Foreign Trade and Investment Rodrigo Malmierca Diaz reviewed in Doha the cooperation relations between Cuba and Qatar, as well as the ways to boost them in several fields. Syria to Build 100,000 Houses Damascus, 18 Feb (PL) Syrian Government approved a comprehensive housing plan that was submitted by the Ministry of Public Works and Housing and includes the construction of 100,000 apartments in all provinces of the country. Russia Says Ceasefire with Terrorists in Syria Impossible Moscow, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Russia has denied the possibility of a ceasefire between Syrian government forces and terrorist groups in the province of Idleb, and therefore extremists remain as potential targets. Russia, Syria to Open Humanitarian Corridors Moscow, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Russia will collaborate with Syrian forces to open two humanitarian corridors in order to help the civilians to leave the Er Rukban refugee camp, the Ministry of Defense reported on Saturday. Cuba Reaffirms its Support for the Palestinian Cause at the UN United Nations, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuba reaffirmed on Friday at the UN its promise to continue working for a genuine peace process to achieve the full recognition of Palestine and the rights of its people. Iran Discredits Declaration Issued in Warsaw Tehran, Feb 15 (PL) Iran disqualified Friday a joint statement issued by the Saudi Arabian, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and United States Foreign Ministers accusing Iran of blocking the peace process in Yemen. Palestinian Islamic Jihad Condemns Arab Participation in Warsaw Beirut, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) Palestine's Islamic Jihad movement firmly denounced the participation of Arab nations in a conference in Warsaw and meetings between their representatives and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. European Election Mission Applauded Agreement Abuja, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) The European Union's electoral mission in Nigeria applauded today the agreement to accept the results of the elections announced by the main candidates: President Muhammadu Buhari and opposition leader Atiku Abubakar. Opening of Cuban Embassy in UAE Revitalizes Bilateral Ties Abu Dhabi, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) The inauguration of the Cuban Embassy in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) opens a new stage in bilateral relations and heralds success and prosperity for both nations, highlighted today a diplomatic authority of the Caribbean country. Sudan: Hundreds of People Were Dispersed in New Protests Jartum, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) The Sudanese security forces dispersed on Thursday hundreds of people with tear gas and arrested 30 others who were demanding the resignation of President Omar al Bashir near the Presidential Palace. Poland Welcomes Questioned Ministerial Meeting on Middle East Warsaw, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Representatives from about 60 countries are participating on Thursday in a questioned ministerial meeting, convened by the United States to discuss peace and security in the Middle East. Iran Suicide Attack Kills 27 Tehran, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) A suicide bomber killed 27 people and wounded several members of the Iranian Islamic Revolution Guards in Sistan-Baluchestan province, southeastern Iran, Tehran media reported on Thursday. Syrian Army Releases 20 Kidnapped by Armed Gangs Damascus, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian army secured the release of about twenty civilians who were kidnapped by terrorist groups, in the province of Aleppo, north of the country. Palestine Questions Seriousness of Warsaw Conference Ramallah, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) The US-sponsored Middle East meeting in Warsaw, Poland, February 13-14 fails to meet the requirements for serious diplomacy, the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) said here on Wednesday. Syria Describes US Attacks as War Crimes Damascus, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates described the recent U.S.-coalition bombing as war crimes and crimes against humanity, and denounced the continued support they offer to terrorism. Saudi Arabia Refuses Help to Investigate Khashoggi's Murder Riyadh, Feb 11 (Prensa Latina) Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Juber assured his country does not need anyone to investigate the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, local media reported on Monday.