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Africa / Middle East

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 .

24 de agosto de 2020, 13:3Beirut, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) More than 75 containers with dangerous chemicals discovered by the Lebanese Army in the port of Beirut, which constitute a threat if leaks had occurred, according to a statement from the military command today.

24 de agosto de 2020, 11:48Ramallah, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) Israeli warplanes on Monday bombed sites in the almost uninhabitable Gaza Strip due to attacks that began about two weeks ago and have damaged the infrastructure of the coastal enclave, controlled by Tel Aviv.

Iran praises Iraqi prime minister's stance in USTehran, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) The stance defended by Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi in front of US President Donald Trump was praised by Iranian media on Monday.

Iran authorities confirm sabotage at nuclear plantTehran, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) Spokesman for Iran Atomic Energy Organization (IAEO) Behrouz Kamalvandi confirmed on Monday that a sabotage caused the fire in July at Natanz nuclear plant.

Tehran, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) The director of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafal Grossi, is starting on Monday a visit to Iran to fulfill an invitation from the government.

 Attacks increase against U.S. mercenary militia in SyriaDamascus, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Several attacks took place in recent hours against the self-proclaimed Democratic Forces of Syria (DFS) militia, backed by the United States, in the northeastern provinces of Raqa, Hasakeh and Deir Ezzor.

Russia, Turkey agree to deliver second shipment of S-400 missilsystemMoscow, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Russia and Turkey signed a contract for the delivery of a second regiment of S-400 air defense systems to Turkey, Russian state arms exporter Rosoboronexport said today.

 IAEA Director to Travel to Iran on MondayVienna, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) The director general of the International Atomic Energy Organization (IAEA), Rafael Grossi, announced that he will travel to Iran next Monday with the hope of 'establishing a fruitful and cooperative channel of direct dialogue,' which he described necessary.

Caracas, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) With the first shipment of fruit to Iran, the commercial agreements signed between Venezuela and the Persian nation are finalized, the embassy of that Middle-East country here announced today.

By Julio Morejón

Havana, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) The arrests of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and his Prime Minister, Boubou Cissé, resulted in the coup perpetrated by a military faction in Mali, which deepened the political crisis that country is experiencing today.