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Africa / Middle East

United Nations, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Michael Lollesgaard, Chairman of the Relocation Coordination Committee (RCC) in Yemen, considers Thursday a priority to ensure security in the ports of Hodeida, Salif and Ras Issa.

Tokyo, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has expressed concern about the growing tensions between Iran and the United States during a meeting in Tokyo with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.

Ankara, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Turkey and Iraq will sign a military cooperation pact, according to the Hurriyet newspaper, agreed after the meeting of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi.

Damascus, May 16 (Prensa Latina) The signing of a memorandum of understanding between the Wathiqet Wattan Foundation (Document of the Fatherland) and the Directorate-General of Antiquities and Museums strengthens the documentation and protection of Syria''s archaeological heritage, media reported on Thursday in Damascus.


United Nations, May 16 (Prensa Latina) The UN Security Council is holding on Thursday a session on peace and security in Africa dedicated to the joint force of the so-called Group of Five for the Sahel States (Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger).


Geneva, May 16 (Prensa Latina) The Chief of the General Staff of the Civil Defense in Cuba, Ramon Pardo Guerra, held a meeting with the General Secretary of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Elhadj As Sy.

Addis Ababa, May 16 (Prensa Latina ) Ethiopia will host the World Export Development Forum (WEDF) from November 18-22, an official statement said Thursday.


Damascus, May 15 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian army continues the clashes with terrorist groups between the provinces of Hama and Idleb, some 220 kilometres north of Damascus, with substantial progress on their positions, according to military sources.

Damascus, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Terrorist groups launched missiles at Al-Nayrab camp and the Al-Jamilyeh neighborhood in the Syrian city of Aleppo, killing six people and wounding 16, military sources reported on Wednesday.

Washington, May 15 (Prensa Latina) The US Department of State has ordered Wednesday the departure of non-essential staff based in Iraq, and warned US citizens against traveling to tha country, amid growing tensions with Iran.

Tehran, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Iran''s amabassador to the United Nations Mayid Tajt Ravanchi has said his country rejects any pressure or threat to negotiate with the United States, in statements to the CNN broadcasted on Wednesday on local television.