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Africa / Middle East

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.

Moscow, Jan 8 (Prensa Latina) Russian military police on Tuesday started patrolling the surroundings to the Syrian city of Manbij, in Aleppo province, bordering Turkey, the command of those forces, cited by Moscow television, said.

New Delhi, Jan 7 (Prensa Latina) India's gross domestic product (GDP) will grow by 7.2 percent this fiscal year 2018-19 compared to 6.7 percent in the previous period, according to data from the Central Bureau of Statistics.

Addis Ababa, Jan 7 (Prensa Latina) The African Union today condemned the attempt of coup d''état perpetrated by the military in Gabon.

Damascus, Jan 7 (Prensa Latina) More than 4.2 million Syrian displaced persons have so far returned to their homeland, including those from Lebanon and Jordan, after border crossings were reopened and terrorism wiped out of their towns and villages, according to official figures.

Luanda, Jan 7 (Prensa Latina) Angola might grow 1.9 percent in 2019, after three consecutive years of recession, according to the consultancy firm IHS Markit, which was quoted by local media.

Vatican City, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis on Sunday called on the European leaders to show their solidarity with 49 migrants on two ships in the Mediterranean Sea as they wait for a safe port to land. The Holy Pontiff made the call at the end of the traditional Angelus prayers at Saint Peter''s Square on Sunday, while the ships of the non-governmental organizations Sea Watch and Sea Eye are waiting for a decision on Malta''s jurisdictional waters.

Baghdad, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) The Sairon parliamentary group, led by the Shiite Muslim clergyman Muqtada al-Sadr, repeated its rejection of US military forces in Iraq, after the visit to Baghdad by US General Austin Renforth.

Cairo, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) Egypt will be the second destiny of the North American Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, during the tour that will realize to eight countries of the Middle East the next Tuesday 8 of January.

Havana, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) Syria's ambassador to Cuba, Idris Mayya, stated today that his government faces the challenge of reconstructing the country amid efforts to overthrow terrorist groups, based primarily in Idlid.

Pretoria, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) The leadership of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) will conclude today a meeting started the day before in the province of KwaZulu Natal (KZN) to draw up the list of its candidates in this year''s elections.