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Africa / Middle East

Damascus, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) Pierre Krähenbühl, commissioner-general of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), spoke Tuesday with Syrian authorities and acknowledged the support given to the organization's work by the government.

Cairo, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) Prestigious Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Hawass reported Tuesday that DNA testing will reveal information about the death of the renowned Pharaoh Tutankhamun, and in 2020 it will be announced to the world how the Golden King died.

Kabul, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) Two suicide bombings took place this Tuesday in the capital and in the province of Parwan with at least 62 victims, among them 30 dead, according to military sources.

Addis Ababa, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Moussa Faki Mahamat, has condemned an attack in the Somali region of Hirshabelle on a contingent from Burundi of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), according to a statement released today.

Damascus, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Prime Minister Imad Khamis announced this Tuesday the execution of projects in the fields of electricity and tourism for a value of 3.2 million dollars.

Tehran, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) The British-flagged oil tanker, Stena Impero, seized by Iran would soon be released after the imminent completion of legal proceedings against the tanker, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Abbas Mousavi reported.

Teheran, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) The Iranian Ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Kazem Gharibabadi, reportedly denounced covert steps by Saudi Arabia to obtain nuclear technology.

Pretoria, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa advocated changes in the judicial system to favor victims of gender violence and called for a transformation of the prevailing patriarchal system, it was reported Tuesday.

Ankara, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin analyzed this Monday in this city along with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan the conflict in Syria, including the situation in Idlib.

Moscow, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) The spokesperson for the Russian Presidency Dmitri Peskov called this Monday on the international community to avoid hasty measures and refrain from drawing conclusions on those responsible for the recent attacks against Saudi oil facilities.

United Nations, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary-General António Guterres condemned Saturday's attacks on Aramco oil facilities in the east of Saudi Arabia, an incident that today sparked concern in the international crude oil market.