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Africa / Middle East

Istanbul, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) After searching the Saudi Arabian Consulate and the consul''s residence in this city, the Turkish police will extend the search for Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to the newspaper Yeni Safak.

Tehran, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) Iran waits patiently for the European delay in implementing measures of the Joint Comprehensive Action Plan (JCPOA), said on Thursday the spokesman of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), Behrouz Kamalvandi.

Damascus, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) A U.S. unmanned aerial vehicle flew over the Syrian Mediterranean province of Latakia, allegedly for espionage, according to press and military sources. Arab sites and the Russia Today agency, reported that the aircraft type RC 135 V, made hundreds of kilometers flight in that region, where the Russian base of Hemymin is located and it came from the U.S. base on the Greek island of Crete.

Tunisia, Oct 17 (Prensa Latina) The Assembly of the Representatives of the People of Tunisia (unicameral parliament) approved a bill to create a state mechanism called the Human Rights Instance (IDH), a regional media reported on Wednesday.

United Nations, Oct 17 (Prensa Latina) Russia and Syria denounced on Wednesday at the UN the recent attack of the U.S.-led coalition against Syrian civilians using white phosphorus.

Algiers, Oct 17 (Prensa Latina) The African Union (AU) has announced in this capital the creation of three police working groups to combat terrorism and crime in all its manifestations, a source of the agency reported on Wednesday.

Moscow, Oct 17 (Prensa Latina) President Vladimir Putin and his Egyptian peer, Abdelfatah Al Sisi, are analyzing on Wednesday trade ties, the situation in Syria, Libya and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the Kremlin reported.

Beirut, Oct 17 (Prensa Latina) The general director of the Lebanese General Security, Major General Abbas Ibrahim, stated that he will open on Wednesday the Syrian crossing of Nassib for Lebanese exporters.

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.