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Africa / Middle East

Damascus, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian film Majad al-Jasmine (El Parto del Jasmine) won two gold awards at recent international film festivals in Canada and the United States, national media reported today.

Berlin, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel acknowledged today in a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the efforts of that country in the search for a solution to the prolonged armed conflict in Syria.

Havana, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The Government of Cuba celebrated today that March 23 was declared as the Day of the Liberation of Southern Africa, when the victory in the battle of Cuito Cuanavale was celebrated that day.

19 de septiembre de 2018, 15:21Brussels, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The European Union Commission (EU) announced today that it will extend the mandate of its mission in the territory of the Sahel belonging to Niger, known as Eucap, for another two years until September 30, 2020.

Cairo, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) Egypt and Cyprus signed an agreement today to build a direct maritime pipeline between both countries to transfer natural gas, reported here the Ministry of Petroleum.

Nairobi, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) Kenya authorities arrested the head of the agency that manages the public lands and the head of the state railway on suspicion of corruption for the allocation of land.

Ankara, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The Deputy Minister of Health of Turkey, Emine Alp Mese, has advocated Wednesday in front of the European Committee of the World Health Organization (WHO) for adequate health care for all disadvantaged groups, especially migrants.

Pretoria, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) Discussions about the new Cuban Draft Constitution in South Africa and the kingdoms of Lesotho and Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) have resulted in 326 proposals for changes, ambassador Rodolfo Benitez informed on Wednesday.

Addis Ababa, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) Ethiopia, one of the fastest-growing economies in Africa, was the fifth country worldwide with the highest number of child and neonatal deaths in 2017, according to a report issued today.

Damascus, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) In tracking and cleaning operations in the Syrian province of Quneitra the Army found medicines and equipment made in Israel, France and the U.S. Workers and residents showed the evidence to the media.

18 de septiembre de 2018, 16:59Moscow, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin today told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about the violations of Syrian sovereignty perpetrated by the Zionist state during its air force''s operations.