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Africa / Middle East

Addis Ababa, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) The Logistics and Shipping Services Company in Ethiopia began the construction of a dry port in Wereta, in the southern area of Gondar, in the state of Amhara, media reports said today.

Addis Ababa, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) France's air accident investigation agency began on Friday in Paris to analyze black-box flight recorders from a Boeing 737 MAX 8 operated by Ethiopian Airlines, which crashed on Sunday, March 10.

Damascus, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) Syria on Friday denounced the politicization against it at a meeting promoted by the European Union (EU) in Brussels without the participation of this Levantine country, according to a communiqué from the Foreign Ministry.

Havana, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez highlighted the importance for Havana of its relations with Latin American and Caribbean nations, with which it shares the common goal of defending peace and geographical coexistence.

Teheran, March 14 (Prensa Latina) At least four people were killed Thursday in an explosion on a gas pipeline connecting the southwestern Iranian cities of Mahshahr and Ahvaz, confirmed the provincial director general of Disaster Management, Kiomars Hajizadeh.

Damascus, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) Nearly 40,000 Syrians have availed themselves of the amnesty law and the commitment not to use arms against the state, according to a report released Thursday by the National Reconciliation Organization.

Damascus, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) Sirian Army units found Israeli-made weapons and ammunition abandoned by terrorists in areas of Deraa province, about 80 kilometers south of Damascus.

Beirut, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) The UN special coordinator for Lebanon, Jan Kubis, was shocked Thursday by the determination to study of young people from the Palestinian camp of Ain al-Hilweh in the southern Lebanese city of Tyre.

Beirut, March 14 (Prensa Latina) The Lebanese parliamentary bloc Loyalty to Resistance condemned on Thursday the United States meddling in the internal affairs of governments and countries and blamed it for the instability and insecurity present in the region.

Algiers, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) The new Algerian Prime Minister, Nouredine Bedoui, committed Thursday on the formation of a government of technocrats ''open to all'' and with a large presence of young people.

Damascus, Mar 14 ( Prensa Latina) Syrian Arab Airlines will restart flights from Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), to Latakia and viceversa, starting on March 26.