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Africa / Middle East

Number of Covid-19 deaths rises in AfricaNairobi, Dec 18 (Prensa Latina) After months of low growth in infections and deaths from Covid-19, Africa is experiencing notable increases on both accounts, according to the Center for Disease Prevention and Control.

18 de diciembre de 2020, 11:17Cairo, Dec 18 (Prensa Latina) Egyptian health authorities reported 548 new Covid-19 cases on Friday, totaling 123,701 infections since the outbreak emerged in February, while the death toll is 7,015.

Statements by Cuban President published in IranTehran, Dec 18 (Prensa Latina) The Iranian website Pars Today published the statements by Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel regarding the resounding failure of the United States in its attempt to bring Cuba to its knees.

Beirut, Dec 17 (Prensa Latina) The repudiation of US Ambassador to Lebanon Dorothy Shea became a trend on Thursday on social networks in this country, while people blame the United States for many of the country's current problems.

Ramallah, Dec 17 (Prensa Latina) The epidemiological situation in the almost uninhabitable Gaza Strip is serious today, due to the dizzying increase in the number of Covid-19 cases, the director of the European hospital in that region, Yousef Al-Akkad, said on Thursday

Damascus, Dec 17 (Prensa Latina) Syrian media on Thursday highlighted the declaration of the Arab Parliamentary Union (APU), which condemns Turkey's aggressive actions and water cuts against the population in the northern province of Hasaka.

Pretoria, Dec 17 (Prensa Latina) Mtho Xulu, president of the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and his Cuban counterpart Antonio Luis Carricarte virtually signed an important cooperation agreement between the two entities.

Damascus, Dec 17 (Prensa Latina) For a fourth consecutive day, Syria exceeded 100 daily Covid-19 cases, when the Ministry of Health informed that 151 infections were reported in the last 24 hours.

United Nations, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations special envoy for Syria, Geir Pedersen, on Wednesday assured that the country could be a powder keg for a major international incident, as five foreign armies are operating there.

16 de diciembre de 2020, 16:10Paris, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) The French government on Wednesday condemned the attack on a school and the kidnapping of over 300 students in Nigeria by the Boko Haram terrorist group, and called for the accountability of those responsible.

Baghdad, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) The majority in Iraq abandoned the use of masks against the Covid-19, while today they focus their concerns on economic hardship and leave aside the new coronavirus.