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Africa / Middle East

Stricken ship behind oil spill sunk off MauritiusPort Louis, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) The broken stem of a Japanese-owned ship which ran aground causing a devastating oil spill in pristine waters off Mauritius, has been successfully sunk in the open sea, authorities reported.

WHO declares Africa polio-freeNairobi, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) Africa, which is currently fighting the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, was declared polio-free today by the UN´s World Health Organization (WHO).

Beirut, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri rejected his candidacy for the post of head of government in Lebanon on Tuesday, after his name was one of the most recurrent in a possible future government line-up.

UN agency rejects interference in its decisions on IranTehran, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) director general Rafael Grossi reaffirmed on Tuesday in Tehran that any decision on Iran will be free of interference, despite pressure.

Paris, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian ratified his country's support for the agreement on the Iranian nuclear program in a telephone conversation with his counterpart from the Persian nation, Mohammad Javad Zarif, reported today on Gallic government.

25 de agosto de 2020, 9:23Damascus, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) Residential projects and real estate development are on the march in Syria, according to information released Tuesday after a meeting between Syrian and Iranian authorities.

Damascus, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) Units of the Syrian Arab Army and the National Defense Forces reportedly eliminated at least 20 terrorists of the Islamic State terrorist organization (Daesh, in Arabic) on Tuesday.

Khartoum, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is paying an official visit to Sudan on Tuesday, during which he will discuss with governmental representatives of this country ways to strengthen ties between the two African nations, according to diplomatic sources.

24 de agosto de 2020, 15:14Damascus, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) Syria's Ministry of Health confirmed on Tuesday 76 new Covid-19 cases, amounting to 2,293 afflicted in the country.

Cuba demands end of Israeli policy against PalestineHavana, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez on Monday called for the end of the Israeli policy against Palestine, on occasion of the 91st anniversary of the birth of its historic leader, Yaser Arafat.

Cuban bet to obtain vaccine against Covid-19 stands out in EgyptCairo, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) The digital portal of the Egyptian newspaper Ahram, the one with the largest circulation in the country, today praised Cuba's commitment to reach a vaccine against Covid-19, the results of which will be available at the beginning of next year .