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Xinhua Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT, May 29

30 May 2023, 07:55 GMT+10

CAIRO -- Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday agreed to "immediately" upgrade the diplomatic relations between the two countries and exchange ambassadors, the Egyptian presidency said in a statement.

The move came during a phone call by Sisi to Erdogan to congratulate the Turkish president on his re-election for a new presidential term, according to the statement. (Egypt-Türkiye-Diplomatic Ties)

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RIYADH -- The Sudanese Army and the Rapid Support Forces on Monday agreed to a five-day extension of a cease-fire agreement they signed on May 20 after negotiations in the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah, Al Arabiya News reported.

The two sides stressed commitment to allowing the safe passage of all civilians from conflict areas and protecting civilian supplies. (Sudan-Ceasefire Extension)

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SANAA -- Yemen's Houthi rebels on Monday accused Saudi border forces of fatally shooting two Yemeni citizens and injuring two African migrants in the rebel-held province of Saada.

The incident occurred on Monday when Saudi artillery shelled areas of the Shada district, the Houthi-controlled al-Masirah TV reported, adding the Houthi group condemned the Saudi forces for their "ongoing attacks" on the border regions. (Yemen-Saudi Arabia-Border Attacks)

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RAMALLAH/JERUSALEM -- A Palestinian was killed and eight others were injured on Monday morning during clashes with the Israeli soldiers in the northern West Bank city of Jenin, Palestinian medics and eyewitnesses said.

The Palestinian Ministry of Health said in a press statement that the fatality, identified as 37-year-old Ashraf Ibrahim, succumbed to wounds he sustained from Israeli soldiers' gunfire in Jenin. (Palestine-Israel-Clash)

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