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Africa / Middle East

Harare, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) The Zimbabwe War Veterans Association today blamed the opposition party Movement for Democratic Change (MCD) for post-electoral violence in the country, which caused three deaths and an undetermined number of wounded.

Moscow, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) The General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation today demanded the United States to close its military base in the Syrian locality of Al Tanaf, where a large number of extremists have been gathered in recent days.

Kinshasa, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is facing today a tenth outbreak of Ebola, which according to reports may have caused up to 20 deaths, with the certainty it is unrelated to the previous one, which was eliminated on July 24.

Ramallah, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) The Great March of Return protests, which began on March 30 in Gaza, showed that about 155 Palestinians were killed and 17,259 injured, according to the new report of the Palestinian Ministry of Health.

Bangui, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) The three Russian journalists dead a few days ago in a town north of the capital were killed by strangers who did not speak any of the most widely used languages in the country, official sources announced today.

Beirut, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) Uncertainty is continuing today over the formation of a government in Lebanon fed by the inflexibility of political factions aspiring to key ministries such as Defense, Interior and Foreign Affairs.

Dubai, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) About nine United Arab Emirates astronaut candidates will arrange details in Russia to travel to the International Space Station, according to a statement released here today.

Cairo, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) The Egyptian Foreign Ministry is calling on Egyptian citizens who travelled to Russia for the World Cup to respect the regulations and prevent illegal stay in that country after the conclusion of the event.

Luanda, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) Surrounded by speculation he might announce his political future, the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Joseph Kabila, has arrived here today for a 24-hour working visit.

Damascus, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) The Central Office of Statistics of Syria published today for the first time data showing the dramatic results on the country''s economy after six years of an imposed war.

Harare, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) Three people were killed and others were wounded in violent incidents in this capital during protests by the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) against alleged fraud in the general elections, local media reported today.