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Xinhua Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT, Dec. 2

Xinhua
03 Dec 2022, 08:05 GMT+10

SANAA -- Thirteen people were killed Friday during clashes between Yemeni government forces and Houthi militia in Marib, Yemen's oil-rich central province, a military source said.

The source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity that the clashes erupted late on Thursday in the Al-Jubah District of Marib and lasted till Friday morning, adding that there were casualties on both sides. (Yemen-Houthis-Conflicts)

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RAMALLAH -- A Palestinian man was killed late Friday by the Israeli border police outside the northern West Bank city of Nablus, Palestinian Health Ministry and eyewitnesses said.

The man, identified as Ammar Mefleh, 22, died in the town of Huwara, south of Nablus, after he was shot by an Israeli border police officer, the ministry said in a statement. (West Bank-Clash-Israeli Police-Palestinian)

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ISTANBUL -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak discussed steps to enhance ties and a series of regional issues during a phone call, the Turkish Directorate of Communications said on Friday.

Erdogan and Sunak discussed the steps that should be taken to improve the bilateral ties in various fields, especially in the trade and defense industry, the directorate said in a statement. (Türkiye-Britain-Ties)

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TEHRAN -- Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said on Friday its intelligence forces have arrested four individuals involved in an assassination of a police officer in the northwestern city of Sanandaj.

The IRGC's intelligence service in the northwestern province of Kurdestan announced in a statement that in addition to the seizure of four suspects accused of the assassination of a police officer Hassan Yousefi, a number of other individuals behind the recent "unrest" in the province have also been identified and intelligence measures are underway to arrest them. (Iran-Assasination-Police Officer)

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