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Africa / Middle East

Ramallah, Oct 17 (Prensa Latina) Palestinean Foreign Minister, Riyad Malki, saluted today the vote at the General Assembly of the United Nations giving Palestine more powers to comply with functions as next President of the Group of 77 plus China.

Damascus, Oct 16 (Prensa Latina) This visit is a good beginning to develop cooperation, said Syrian President Bashar Al Assad in a meeting with the leader of Crimea, Sergei Aksionov.

Caracas, Oct 16 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s Vice Minister of Foreign Relations for Africa, Yuri Pimentel, reiterated on Tuesday his country''s will to increase political relations and cooperation with Namibia in education and mining.

Pretoria, Oct 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s Ambassador to South Africa, Rodolfo Benitez, makes an official visit to Free State province, during which he receives solidarity expressions with his country and the gratitude for the Cuban collaboration in that region

Addis Ababa, Oct 16 (Prensa Latina) Ethiopia is committed to strategies that boost economic growth through environmental care, by developing resilience, sustainable infrastructures and the efficient management of natural resources, today''s news said on Tuesday.

Tehran, Oct 16 (Prensa Latina) Iran blamed U.S. for the growing instability of the oil market and criticized its position of force under the pretext of reducing prices.

Addis Ababa, Oct 16 (Prensa Latina) Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed appointed on Tuesday a new cabinet that is half female, as part of the reforms promoted in recent months.

Addis Abeba, Oct 16 (Prensa Latina) The African Union (AU) highlighted on Tuesday the need to urgently seek ways to boost trade through the active participation of member states in regional development projects.

Damascus, Oct 16 (Prensa Latina) Islamic State terrorists (Daesh in Arabic language) attacked and kidnapped about 700 civilians in the Al Bahra refugee camp, reported the Reconciliation Center at the Russian base in Hemymin, Latakia.

Damascus, Oct 15 (Prensa Latina) Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad stressed the importance of promoting and consolidating the historic relations with Iraq, whose Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al Jaafari was received by him on Monday.

Riyadh, Oct 15 (Prensa Latina) Saudi Arabia will respond with maneuvers of its oil production, in case of sanctions from the United States caused by the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khassoggi, according to report emitted today by the website of Al-Arabiya.