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Africa / Middle East

Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) The International Festival The Route of Rumba, organized by Timbalaye, promoter of Cuban culture, is being held today in Trinidad, a town in the south-central part of the island declared a World Cultural Heritage Site.

Riad, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) As millions of muslims performed Haj, an Arab national killed himself by committing suicide at the Grand Mosque of Makkah.

Havana, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) Cuba denounced this week the strengthening of the blockade imposed by the United States for almost six decades, by publishing the Foreign Ministry''s annual report on the effects of the siege on society and the impact of its extraterritorial component.

Kuwait, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) Earlier this week, Kuwaiti authorities managed to capture an escaped pet lion and launched an investigation into its owner.

Juba, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) The final version of the peace agreement for South Sudan will be signed next Monday, official sources noted in an announcement.

Moscow, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Riabkov today criticized the stance by the United States on the nuclear deal with Iran, Sputnik reported on Friday.

Harare, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) Zimbabwe''s Constitutional Court of Justice dismissed the opposition''s claims on the outcome of the July 30 general elections and ratified Emmerson Mnangagwa as president of this Southern African country.

Beirut, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) The head of UN Agency for Refugees, Pierre Kraehenbuehl, denounced today that the United States cut aid to punish Palestinians for criticizing the recognition by Washington of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.

Rome, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) The Deputy Prime Minister of Italy, Luigi Di Maio, assured today his country would retain financial contribution to the European Union (EU) if the lack of commitment of several states with the load of immigration flow continuwes.

Damascus, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) The so-called White Helmets, linked to former Al Nusra Front, are preparing provocations that include alleged chemical attacks in the Syrian province of Idleb, military sources denounced here today.

Kabul, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) At least 10 Taliban, including a commander, were killed today during a government air force attack on a militia group hiding place in Zabul province, southern Afghanistan, local sources reported.