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Africa / Middle East

United Nations, July 18 (Prensa Latina) The humanitarian coordinator for the occupied Palestinian territory, Jamie McGoldrick, and UN senior officials joined calls on Israel not to carry out the demolitions of 10 East buildings built close to the security barrier, according to the spokesman of the UN Secretary-General, Farhan Haq.

Havana, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Vice President Ines Maria Chapman welcomed her Ghanaian counterpart, Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia, who is on an official visit.

Pretoria, July 18 (Prensa Latina) The South African Department of State Security has announced Thursday it joined the on-going fight of police and army forces in Cape Town to control gangsterism and gang confrontation.

United Nations, Jul 18 ( Prensa Latina ) The UN Special Envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffith, has reported Thursday that despite the progress made in the talks between the sides, confrontation continues and there is an urgent need to ease these tensions.

Caracas, July 18 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro highlighted this Thursday the legacy of ''resistance, justice and struggle'' of South African leader Nelson Mandela on the occasion of the 101st anniversary of his birth.

Damascus, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Ministry of Agriculture announced that local olive oil has reached the markets of 44 countries, despite the war that has affected the country for more than eight years.

Geneva,  (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared Thursday the outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as a public health emergency of international concern.

Havana, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Ghana''s Vice President Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia is kicking off an official visit to Cuba on Thursday, with a tribute to National Hero Jose Marti, at the Revolution Square in Havana.

Havana, July 17 (Prensa Latina) Ghanian Vice President Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia will arrive in Cuba on an official visit this Wednesday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced.

Ankara, Jul 17 ( Prensa Latina ) Turkey''s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has condemned Wednesday the murder of an official of the country''s Consulate General in northern Iraq and said they are trying to arrest the attackers.

Ramallah, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) Israeli forces arrested on Wednesday at least 13 Palestinians, including a minor, from various parts of the occupied West Bank, several local sources reported here.