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Africa / Middle East

Yemen condemns steady violation of international lawAden, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) Yemen's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates condemned the ceaseless violation of international humanitarian law by the Houthi rebels and described the aggression of these militias against the Ma'rib Governorate as callous.

Cairo, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) Egypt on Tuesday reopened the Rafah border crossing, which connects the country with the blockaded and bombed Gaza Strip, in order to allow passage in both directions, diplomatic sources announced.

Damascus, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) With 74 cases reported today, the number of people infected by Covid 19 in Syria reached 14,551 since the pandemic was detected in the country, according to the Ministry of Health.

Maputo, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) The Southern African Development Community (SADC) plans to postpone a summit of heads of State and Government in Mozambique due to Covid-19, it was reported in Maputo on Tuesday.

Pretoria, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) The National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union (NEHAWU) in South Africa advocated for assessing the use in the country of Covid-19 vaccine candidates developed in Cuba and Russia.

Tehran, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Tuesday suggested US President Joe Biden to break the failed legacy by his predecessor Donald Trump and return to the provisions of the nuclear deal.

Damascus, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) Local media and activists reported on Tuesday clashes among Turkey-backed groups and the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), largely composed of Kurds, in the northern region of this nation.

Beirut, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) Judge Fadi Sawwan will resume Tuesday the probe into the August 4 explosion at the main port of Lebanon, by subpoenaing former Army Chief Jean Qahwaji.

Beirut, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) Merchants of the southern Lebanese city of Sidon on Tuesday were vexed at the government's decision to exclude them from the partial economic reopening after nearly a month of total lockdown.

Mogadishu, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) Opposition candidates running for president of Somalia today claimed that they will not recognize the authority of current President Mohamed Abdulahi Mohamed (known as Farmajo), whose term in office ends this Monday.

Addis Ababa, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) We owe to the cultural heritage what we currently are and, from that wealth, we will build a renaissance of Africa, said Felix Tshisekedi, president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and new chairperson of the African Union (AU).