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Africa / Middle East

Geneva, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan died in Switzerland at the age of 80, according to the family and the foundation created by the Nobel Peace Prize winner.

Doha, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Qatar''s authorities began today to take sanitary measures in order to avoid improper manipulations in animal slaughter during the Eid Al-Adha.

Damascus, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) The security chief of Hayat Tahrir Al Sham (formerly Al Nusra), Abu Bakr Al Rawi, was seriously injured today and two of his bodyguards were killed in a bomb attack in the center of the city of Idleb, according to reports in that locality.

Windhoek, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) The 16 heads of State and Government of Southern Africa are finishing today the 38th Summit dedicated to promoting infrastructure development, empowering youth and reviewing their association with private sector.

Beirut, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Lebanese parliament''s President Nabih Berri urged the immediate formation of a government, because the country cannot stay longer without an executive authority, he said.

Damascus, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Nearly half a million displaced persons have returned to their houses in the Syrian province of Deir Ezzor since the beginning of this year, today confirmed local administration sources.

Cairo, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) The Egyptian government announced that it will close the Rafah border crossing, which connects the North African country with the Gaza Strip, during several days of the Islamic holiday of Eid Al-Adha.

Addis Ababa, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Eritrea''s President Isaias Afwerki will make a second visit to Ethiopia soon to discuss security issues included in the normalization of relations, according to official sources.

17 de agosto de 2018, 15:54United Nations, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) The most recent outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) affects children in a fairly high proportion, today warned the United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF).

17 de agosto de 2018, 15:07Damascus, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) Despite the media siege and disinformation, nearly half a million Syrians returned to the northern province of Deir Ezzor, according to information from the regional authorities released today.

Addis Ababa, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) Ethiopia praised on Friday the progress experienced in the relations with Egypt, now supported by a period of intense cooperation, particularly with regard to talks on the ambitious project of the Grand Renaissance Dam.