Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Protesters recall popular uprising in Iraq Baghdad, Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) Tahrir Square's protesters recalled on Sunday their colleagues who started a massive anti-government movement a year ago that led to the resignation of Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi in Iraq. Syria receives medical assistance from World Health Organization Damascus, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) Syrian health authorities on Saturday received medical assistance to fight the Covid-19 pandemic from the World Health Organization (WHO). Iran enacts sanctions against US ambassador to Iraq Tehran, Oct 23 (Prensa Latina) Iran enacted on Friday sanctions against the US ambassador to Iraq, Matthew Tueller, for his key role in the assassination of General Qassem Soleimani perpetrated by US aviation in Baghdad in January. Kenya and Uganda monitor rise in lake levels Nairobi, Oct 23 (Prensa Latina) Authorities of Kenya and Uganda are monitoring today the water level of lakes and dams in their territories, after reports of river floodings that caused the displacement of populations and the loss of means of livelihood. Some 24,320 people living in Kerio, Kangatotha, Kaloko districts and the area of Turkana lake in Kenya had to leave their homes. Egypt expects an about-turn in Nile dam talks (+Photo) FotosPL: Adalys PilarCairo, Oct 23 (Prensa Latina) Egyptian Minister of Water Resources Mohamed Abdel Aty announced the great Ethiopian dam talks could do an about-turn, after suspension of talks requested by Sudan, Toum 7 reported today. South African law protects same-sex marriages Pretoria, Oct 23 (Prensa Latina) South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has passed into law the Civil Union Amendment Bill, which prevents state officials from refusing to conduct same-sex marriages. Under the new law, Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi must ensure that as of Friday, a marriage officer is always available to solemnize a civil union between same-sex people. Egypt denies reduction of Suez Canal traffic FotoPL CairoCairo, Oct 23 (Prensa Latina) The Suez Canal Authority denied rumors about an alleged decrease in traffic through that route from Egypt, which connects the Red Sea with the Mediterranean. PLO leader in critical condition due to Covid-19 Ramallah, Oct 23 (Prensa Latina) The health of the PLO leader, Saeb Erekat, is critical after nearly two weeks of battle against Covid-19, first isolated at home and later hospitalized in Israel, his relatives confirmed. Iraq to never normalize relations with Israel, legislator says Baghdad, Oct 22 (Prensa Latina) Legislator Naim al-Obudi assured on Thursday that neither with Donald Trump nor Joe Biden in the presidency of the United States, Iraq will normalize relations with the Israeli regime. Syria strengthens economic cooperation with Cuba Damascus, Oct 21 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade Mohammad Samer al-Khalil ratified his willingness to work to promote trade exchange and economic cooperation with Cuba. Support in Egypt to Cuba, China at the Human Rights Council Cairo, Oct 20 (Prensa Latina) Renowned Egyptian journalist Kamal Gaballa affirmed that the election of Cuba and China to the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council is celebrated as a genuine victory for the developing countries. Corrupt governor arrested in Iraq Baghdad, Oct 20 (Prensa Latina) Iraqi authorities arrested the former governor of Nineveh province, Nawfel Akoub, on charges of corruption, according to a report from a parliamentary committee published on Tuesday. Ethiopian police arrest 14 foreign drug traffickers Addis Ababa, Oct 20 (Prensa Latina) Ethiopian police detained 14 foreign drug traffickers at the Addis Ababa international airport, who were trying to transport cocaine from the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo to different parts of the world, authorities reported on Tuesday. Iran reiterates claims against US inhumane sanctions Tehran, Oct 20 (Prensa Latina) Iran has reiterated on Tuesday that the US-imposed sanctions hinder fighting Covid-19 in the Islamic Republic, by preventing access to medicines and supplies necessary to combat the pandemic. UN chief participates in conference on Central Sahel United Nations, Oct 20 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will address virtually on Tuesday the ministerial conference to analyze the complex situation in the Central Sahel, his spokesperson Stephane Dujarric announced. Nearly 40 thousand have died of Covid-19 in Africa Nairobi, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) The accumulated number of deaths in Africa amounted to 39,740 last Sunday, according to the report of the Center for Disease Prevention (CPE) of the continent. Syria reports 5,077 Covid-19 cases Damascus, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) With 44 new cases detected on Monday, the number of Covid-19 patients reached 5,077 in Syria, the Ministry of Health informed. Turkey to relocate some of its military posts in Idlib, Syria Damascus, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish Army is preparing to withdraw from three of its posting in the zone of distension established in the northern province of Idlib and its surroundings, Syrian media reported on Sunday. Thousands Lebanese commemorate anniversary of popular uprising Beirut, Oct 17 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of protesters repeated at Martyrs┬┤ Square an imitation of the popular uprising that began a year ago against sectarian political system. Lebanon expects US impartiality in dialogue with Israel Beirut, Oct 17 (Prensa Latina) Lebanon expects impartial behavior from the United States in the Beirut-Tel Aviv negotiations to demarcate land and sea borders, according to a statement from the Lebanese presidential office today.