Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Mali Court Confirms Keita's Victory in Presidential Elections Bamako, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) Mali Constitutional Court confirmed today the victory oa president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita in the most recent elections in the African country. Syrian Province Opens Economic Centers Damascus, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) New oil wells, water supply centers and public service facilities were opened today in northern Deir Ezzor province. Egypt Performs Joint Naval Exercise with European, Asian Countries Cairo, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) The Egyptian navy has developed joint exercises with its counterparts from Italy, South Korea and Greece in the Mediterranean and the Red Sea, the army reported today in this capital. Iraqi Supreme Court Ratifies May Election Results Baghdad, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) Iraq''s Supreme Court has ratified the results of the May 12 parliamentary elections and set a 90-day constitutional deadline for the winning parties to form the government. Iran Weighs Visa Exemptions due to US Sanctions Tehran, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) Iranian authorities will implement a program to prevent concerns to visitors who fear being sanctioned by the United States, a government source said. Israel Closes Border Crossing with Gaza Strip Tel Aviv, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) Israeli authorities today closed the border crossing in Beit Hanoun with the besieged Gaza Strip, under the pretext that Palestinians were organizing a naval march near the north border of that coastal enclave. Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan Dies in Switzerland Geneva, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan died in Switzerland at the age of 80, according to the family and the foundation created by the Nobel Peace Prize winner. Southern Africa's Heads of State and Gov't Conclude Summit in Namibia Windhoek, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) The 16 heads of State and Government of Southern Africa are finishing today the 38th Summit dedicated to promoting infrastructure development, empowering youth and reviewing their association with private sector. Lebanese Parliament's President Urges to Form Government Beirut, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Lebanese parliament''s President Nabih Berri urged the immediate formation of a government, because the country cannot stay longer without an executive authority, he said. Eritrean President Will Visit Ethiopia to Discuss Security Issues Addis Ababa, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Eritrea''s President Isaias Afwerki will make a second visit to Ethiopia soon to discuss security issues included in the normalization of relations, according to official sources. Ethiopia, Egypt Taking Steps to Better Relations Addis Ababa, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) Ethiopia praised on Friday the progress experienced in the relations with Egypt, now supported by a period of intense cooperation, particularly with regard to talks on the ambitious project of the Grand Renaissance Dam. Ancient Sirian Citadel of Aleppo Is Being Rebuilt Damascus, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) The reconstruction works of the Citadel of Aleppo, a World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 1986, should conclude in 2019 as part of a remarkable effort to rescue the named capital of the Islamic culture for 16 years. Beijing Will Host China-Africa Forum on South-South Cooperation Addis Ababa, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) The Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), to be held next month, will be a good example of South-South cooperation, official sources said. Ethiopia Withdraws Troops from Eritrea Border Asmara, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Ethiopia withdrew its troops from the border with Eritrea, as part of the process of normalization of relations between both countries which started two months ago, the media reported today. Syrian President Tours Capital's District of Jobar Damascus, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Surprisingly, Syrian President Bashar Al Assad and his wife Asma toured today the neighborhood of Jobar on the outskirts of Damascus, recently released from terrorists. Security Situation Improves in South Ethiopia But Tensions Prevails Addis Abeba, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) The Ethiopian government assured that, although the security situation improved in some of the areas affected by the violence in the south of the country, but the tension between communities prevails. Last Session of the Palestinian Central Council to Begin Ramallah, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) The Central Council of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) has resumed its 29th meeting today at the presidential headquarters in Ramallah, with the discussion of key issues, including the transformation of Palestine from a national authority into a state. Zimbabwe President Criticizes Renewed US Sanctions By Ilsa Rodriguez Santana, Special Correspondent Harare, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) President Emmerson Mnangagwa criticized the renewed U.S. sanctions against Zimbabwe, which he described as illegal, and asked that country's ambassador to Harare to convey Washington a correct assessment of the situation in this African nation. Agro Jobs For African Youth in High-Level Continental Conference Rome, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) The ways to boost agricultural employment opportunities in Africa will focus the High-Level Continental Conference to be held on August 20-21 in Rwanda, FAO said today. AU Strengthens Anti-Terrorist Operations in Northern Somalia Addis Ababa, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) The African Union (AU) peacekeeping mission and Somali forces today began a military operation in the northern region of Lower Shabelle to expel the terrorists from al-Shabab, reported the community bloc.