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Africa / Middle East

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.

Baghdad, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) Iraq strongly rejected accusations of its alleged involvement in a wave of drone attacks on Saudi oil company, Aramco, according to a statement released today in local media.

Ankara, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin, Iran's Hasan Rohani and Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan met on Monday in Ankara to discuss possible solutions to the conflict in Syria.

Kabul, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) The head of the Afghan executive, Abdullah Abdullah, on Monday blamed the Taliban movement for destroying high-voltage transmission towers in Baghlan, in the north of the country, thereby cutting off electricity to 11 provinces, including the capital.

Tehran, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) Before leaving for Ankara, capital of Turkey, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani advocated a negotiated solution to the problems in the Middle East, it was reported on Monday.

Damascus, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of families have returned in the last few hours to their homes in towns and cities in Syria's Hama and Idlib provinces, after six years of forced displacement due to terrorism, Al-Watan newspaper reports on Monday.

Damascus, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) Some 13 civilians were killed and 23 injured in a truck bomb attack in the town of al-Rae in Aleppo province, 430 kilometres north of the capital Damascus.

Damascus, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) In a magnimus gesture of goodwill Syria's President Bashar Al-Assad has issued a general amnesty covering almost most crimes having to do with the terrorist and mercenary war the country has faced for over 8 years.

Damascus, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) Syria on Sunday denounced the criminal and repressive actions by the so-called Qasad militias, which are supported by the United States, in Hasaka, Raqqa, Deir Ezzor and Aleppo provinces.

Tehran, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) 'Blaming Iran will not end the disaster en Yemen,' Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Yavad Zarif said on Sunday, in response to accusations by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo of Tehran's alleged participation in attacks on Saudi installations.

Harare, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) Ines Maria Chapman, a vice president of the Councils of State and Ministers of Cuba, ended a brief visit to Zimbabwe, where she arrived on Friday to represent her country at the funeral of former President Robert Mugabe.