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Africa / Middle East

Kinshasa, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) Opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi has become Thursday the fifth president of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), winning the general elections held on December 30, according to preliminary data.

Beirut, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) Lebanese President Michel Aoun demanded the international community a greater understanding on the issue of Syrian refugees in Lebanon, news reported in Beirut on Thursday.

Baghdad, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) It is perhaps the Americans'' custom to arrive unannounced and Wednesday Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made an unannounced visit to Iraq, as President Donald Trump did a few days ago.

Beirut, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) The Speaker of the Lebanese Parliament, Nabih Berri, spoke Wednesday with the Cuban Ambassador, Alexander Pellicer, about the good state of bilateral relations and the will to strengthen ties among MPs.

Ankara, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said during a parliamentary meeting on Wednesday that the United States has difficulties withdrawing its troops from northern Syria.

Beirut, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) Lebanese security bodies on Wednesday warned about some methods used by Israeli espionage in smartphone apps.

Damascus, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) Syria''s terrorist-torn northern province of Deir Ezzor has been revitalizing agriculture by implementing two irrigation projects to the south of the Euphrates River and has put 30 agricultural extension units into service, according to the department in charge.

Beirut, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) Union trades and workers leagues of the national Lebanese terrestrial transport announced Tuesday they will go on strike Thursday, as part of a series of massive protests against the national economic and social situation in Lebanon.

Libreville, Jan 8 (Prensa Latina) Tranquility and normality have returned to Gabon after the failure of the ephemeral coup attempt on Tuesday by only a dozen soldiers of the Republican Guard, who were either arrested or killed.

By Pedro Garcia Hernandez

Damascus, Jan 8 (Prensa Latina) The tense confrontation in northern Syria involves Kurdish forces allied to the United States and others who are asking for help from Damascus, Turkish troops and terrorists who are trying to hold up the last organized bastion they have in the country.

Damascus, Jan 8 (Prensa Latina) The Organization of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) distributed humanitarian aid to displaced families, who returned to their homes in the towns of the municipality of Al-Sefeirah, in the southern countryside of Aleppo.