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Africa / Middle East

Cairo, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) Egyptian archaeologists discovered in northern Sinai the remains of a workshop for ships construction and repair during the Ptolemaic and Roman periods, announced on Wednesay the Ministry of Antiquities.

Yamena, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) Chadian authorities signed on Wednesday an agreement with energy company Amea Power to build a 120 megawatt solar farm, which will increase generation capacity by 150 percent.

Pretoria, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) The recent discovery of significant gas reserves in South Africa has raised great expectations for their potential beneficial impact on the country''s energy needs, according to Minister of Mineral Resources, Gwede Mantashe, quoted today in the local press.

Ramallah, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) The US-sponsored Middle East meeting in Warsaw, Poland, February 13-14 fails to meet the requirements for serious diplomacy, the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) said here on Wednesday.

Damascus, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates described the recent U.S.-coalition bombing as war crimes and crimes against humanity, and denounced the continued support they offer to terrorism.

Havana, Feb 12 (Prensa Latina) Cuba thanked on Tuesday the African Union (AU) condemnation of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States, embodied in a resolution of the XXXII Summit of the organization.

Tehran, Feb 12 (Prensa Latina) Iran is waiting for a swift implementation of the special payment mechanism created by the European Union (EU) evading US economic sanctions, declared today the Foreign Ministry''s spokesman, Bahram Qasemi.

Kalu, Feb 12 (Prensa Latina) The Taliban movement announced on Tuesday the formation of a new negotiating team ahead of the next round of peace talks with US representatives, scheduled for later this month in Qatar.

Ramallah, Feb 11 (Prensa Latina)Israeli occupying forces arrested Monday 21 Palestinians during raids in the West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners'' Society (PPS) reported here.

Riyadh, Feb 11 (Prensa Latina) Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Juber assured his country does not need anyone to investigate the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, local media reported on Monday.

Addis Ababa, Feb 11 (Prensa Latina) The 32nd Summit of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU) closed in this capital on Monday, after an opening day that marked the conclusion of Rwandan President Paul Kagame at the helm of the regional bloc.