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Africa / Middle East

Luanda, Oct 4 (Prensa Latina) Angola today has an international rail corridor in full operation to meet the demands of passenger and freight flow in the coming years, official sources assured.

Addis Ababa, Oct 3 (Prensa Latina) The Surgery Society of Ethiopia on Thursday presented its annual award to Cuba for its contribution to the development of that medical specialty and the training of physicians from this African country.

Ramallah, Oct 3 (Prensa Latina) Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki on Thursday urged UN special rapporteurs to present Israeli crimes committed against the Palestinian people.

Islamabad, Oct 3 (Prensa Latina) The Pakistani government and Taliban movement leaders on Thursday called on the United States to resume peace talks in Afghanistan, unilaterally suspended by US President Donald Trump in early September.

Baghdad, Oct 3 (Prensa Latina) The death toll resulting from widespread protests in Iraq rose to nine this Thursday, following police repression in response to the demonstrations that started two days ago.

Luanda, Oct. 3 (Prensa Latina) Around 250,000 Angolans will receive microcredits from now until 2021, through a government program worth 21 billion Kwanzas, equivalent to about 55 million US dollars, press reports highlighted on Thursday.

Addis Ababa, Oct 3 (Prensa Latina) The Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat condemned the coordinated terrorist attacks in Mali, as expressed in a statement released on Thursday.

Tehran, Oct 3 (Prensa Latina) Iran rejected comments from NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on the alleged destabilizing influence of the Islamic Republic in the Middle East, local media highlighted on Thursday, quoting Foreign Ministry spokesperson Abbas Mousavi.

Damascus, Oct 3 (Prensa Latina) Syria's Foreign Minister Walid Al-Moallem called on Kurdish Syrians not to believe in US promises, the Arab channel Al- Mayadeen reported on Thursday.

Cairo, Oct 3 (Prensa Latina) Egypt's tourism revenue increased by US$2.7 billion to reach US$12.5 billion during the 2018-2019 fiscal year, the Central Bank (ECB) reported here.

Cairo, Oct 2 (Prensa Latina) The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) announced on Wednesday that its net international reserves recorded a historic high of $US45.1 billion in September 2019, compared to US$44.9 billion reported in August.