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Africa / Middle East

Ramallah, Apr 8 (Prensa Latina) Israeli forces on Monday detained at least 19 Palestinians from several parts of the West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners'' Society (PPS) reported.

Tehran, Apr 8 (Prensa Latina) The Iranian Red Crescent described the United States sanctions that prevent the purchase of materials for those affected by floods in Iran as inhumane.

United Nations, Apr 8 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations is concerned on Monday about the most recent lethal events reported in Yemen, where an explosion in Sanaa killed seven children and wounded many people.

United Nations, April 7 (Prensa Latina) Given the lack of funding faced by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), the UN is calling on Sunday for greater support to keep essential services such as schools open.

Damascus, April 7 (Prensa Latina) Syria dedicates the World Health Day day to boost primary health care with campaigns aimed at children and the fight against epidemics with encouraging results.

Argel, April 7 (Prensa Latina) An Algerian parliamentary committee is meeting on Sunday to set up the procedures to be followed by the two chambers of Parliament to elect the successor to Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who resigned from the presidency on April 2.

Beirut, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Lebanon''s Prime Minister Saad Hariri expressed he''s hopeful over an economic recovery and that the country would soon enter into a more prosperous cycle.

Damascus, April 7 (Prensa Latina) A terrorist rocket attack killed three people and wounded seven others in the town of Messiaf, some 40 kilometres west of Hama, the capital of the province of the same name in central Syria.


Ramallah, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Palestinean political prisoners in Israeli jails are ready to start a hunger strike on Sunday unless the prison services accept their humanitarian demands, the Palestinian Prisoners and Former Prisoners Commission reported Saturday.


By Armando Reyes Calderin

Beirut, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina)Aleida Guevara March, Che Guevara´s daugther, received samples of affection, love and admiration during a three-day visit to Lebanon that included conferences and meetings with friends of Cuba until her leaving Saturday.

Tehran, Apr 6 ( Prensa Latina ) Iran and Iraq will strengthen anti-terrorist cooperation, after Saturady''s statements in Tehran by Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.