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Interior África / Medio Oriente

Abuja, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) The new outbreak of Lassa fever in Nigeria caused 10 more deaths, bringing the total number of victims of this acute hemorrhagic disease to 67, the country''s health authorities reported on Thursday.

Pretoria, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) The South African government announced on Wednesday reductions in public spending, increases in so-called sin taxes, prioritization of investments in social infrastructure, education, health and roads, as well as controlled support for state-owned enterprises.

Cairo, Feb 19 (Prensa Latina) Egypt and Russia reached an agreement to establish a company to operate and manage the planned Russian industrial zone in the Suez Canal (SCA), announced Tuesday in Cairo.

United Nations, Feb 19 (Prensa Latina) The UN special envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, said Tuesday that there are many challenges in that country, but there is more expectation of the positive push in the implementation of the Hodeida Agreement.

Damascus, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) Terrorist groups attacked areas of the Syrian provinces of Aleppo, Hama, Latakia and Idleb, where two explosions were reported to have left at least 15 dead and nearly 30 wounded.

Doha, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister of Foreign Trade and Investment Rodrigo Malmierca Diaz reviewed in Doha the cooperation relations between Cuba and Qatar, as well as the ways to boost them in several fields.

Damascus, 18 Feb (PL) Syrian Government approved a comprehensive housing plan that was submitted by the Ministry of Public Works and Housing and includes the construction of 100,000 apartments in all provinces of the country.

Moscow, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Russia has denied the possibility of a ceasefire between Syrian government forces and terrorist groups in the province of Idleb, and therefore extremists remain as potential targets.

Moscow, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Russia will collaborate with Syrian forces to open two humanitarian corridors in order to help the civilians to leave the Er Rukban refugee camp, the Ministry of Defense reported on Saturday.

United Nations, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuba reaffirmed on Friday at the UN its promise to continue working for a genuine peace process to achieve the full recognition of Palestine and the rights of its people.