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Africa / Middle East

Riad, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Minister of Hajj and Umrah Dr. Mohammed Saleh bin Taher Benten confirmed the arrival of the Qatari pilgrims to Saudi Arabia via Kuwait to perform the pilgrimage in Makkah despite a decision from their country to remove an electronic access through which pilgrims coming from the country would register.

Madrid, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) The United Left-wing (IU) leader, Alberto Garzon accused today the conservative Popular Party (PP) and the liberal Ciudadanos of acting irresponsible in front of the humanitarian drama that immigration represents.

N'Djamena, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) The Chadian government has announced today a large-scale military operation against illegal gold miners in the north of the country, where the incursion of an armed group was also reported.

Nairobi, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) The Kenyan Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure and the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) signed a memorandum of understanding today for the reactivation of the National Shipping Line (KNSL).

16 de agosto de 2018, 12:00Dodoma, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Tanzania was selected as a center for the improvement of expertise in hematology and research on blood-related diseases in Africa, the website allafrica.com highlights today.

Addis Abeba, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) The Ethiopian government assured that, although the security situation improved in some of the areas affected by the violence in the south of the country, but the tension between communities prevails.

Moscow, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Russian Government spokesman Dmitri Peskov confirmed today the organization of a summit on the situation in Syria scheduled for September, in which the leaders of this nation, Iran and Turkey will participate.

Niamey, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) The heavy rains which have been lashing areas of Niger for weeks now threaten to destroy the historic centre of the city of Agadez (center), a World Heritage Site since 2013.

Bamako, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) The victory of Malian President, Ibrahim Boubakar Keita, over his opponent, Soumaila Cisse, during the runoff election, was received today without surprises in this troubled French-speaking country in West African.

Ramallah, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) The Central Council of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) has resumed its 29th meeting today at the presidential headquarters in Ramallah, with the discussion of key issues, including the transformation of Palestine from a national authority into a state.

Damascus, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Army has annihilated dozens of members of the Islamic State, Daesh, when on three occasions they attempted to withdraw from the area of Al Safa, in the eastern part of the southern province of Sweida, military sources confirmed today.