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Africa / Middle East

6 de agosto de 2020, 14:44Brussels, Aug 6 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) announced today that it will allocate 33 million euros to finance initial emergency aid to Lebanon, following Tuesday's violent explosions in the port area of Beirut.

6 de agosto de 2020, 14:42Beirut, Aug 6 (Prensa Latina) A few hours after two devastating explosions, Beirut residents changed today all their activities to clear debris from a city that looks like a war zone.

6 de agosto de 2020, 14:27Tel Aviv, Aug 6 (Prensa Latina) With about 78,000 Covid-19 cases, Israel today faces a second and more severe wave of the pandemic amid protests against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is accused of incompetence in the face of the health crisis.

6 de agosto de 2020, 10:42Luanda, Aug 6 (Prensa Latina) Angola reduced the number of programs and projects in its National Development Plan (PDN 2018-2022), but will ensure more investments in education, health and social protection, the government confirmed on Thursday.

Lebanon hospital collapsed due to wounded people's avalancheBeirut, Aug 6 (Prensa Latina) The Hotel Dieu Hospital in this capital have brought to a halt on Thursday due to the avalanche of injured persons caused by Tuesday's massive explosions near Beirut's port, in Lebanon.

French President arrives in LebanonBeirut, Aug 6 (Prensa Latina) French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Lebanon on Thursday for the first visit by a head of state after the explosion in the port of this capital that caused 137 deaths and 5,000 wounded persons.

6 de agosto de 2020, 7:59Addis Ababa, Aug 6 (Prensa Latina) The Ethiopian Ministry of Health reported 459 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, so the African nation has reached 20,335 patients diagnosed with the virus.

Daesh terrorists attack military points in Hama, SyriaDamascus, Aug 6 (Prensa Latina) Terrorists from the Islamic State organization (Daesh, in Arabic) carried out a surprise attack against military points in eastern Hama province, some 200 kilometers north of Damascus.

Paris, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) The Paris Prosecutor's Office opened on Wednesday an investigation into the devastating blasts on Tuesday in Lebanon, which injured 21 French people; meanwhile France's President Emmanuel Macron confirmed that he will travel to Beirut tomorrow.

Cairo, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) Egypt reiterated today its rejection of the initial filling of the Ethiopian dam on the Blue Nile due to its unilateral nature, and expressed disagreement with a proposal presented the day before by Addis Ababa during the tripartite talks.

Russia sends mobile hospital and 150 specialists to BeirutMoscow, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) Russia sent a mobile hospital from the CentroSpac medical group on five IL-76 cargo planes and a Superjet-10 spacecraft, as well as 150 specialists to Beirut, where heavy explosions caused at least 135 deaths.