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Xinhua Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT, May 28

Xinhua
29 May 2020, 07:51 GMT+10

AMMAN -- Jordan on Thursday reaffirmed its rejection of Israel's plan to annex part of the Palestinian territories in the West Bank.

Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi made the remarks during a call with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, during which the top Jordanian diplomat said that such step by Israel would only undermine peace opportunities. (Jordan-Israel)

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TEHRAN -- The naval forces of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) on Thursday received 112 missile-launching speedboats to boost the offensive power in the country's southern territorial waters, Press TV reported.

During a ceremony attended by Iran's senior military officials, the new-generation of homemade speedboats were delivered to the naval forces of the IRGC. (Iran-Navy)

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KHARTOUM -- A Chinese medical team on Thursday arrived in the Sudanese capital Khartoum to support Sudan's efforts to control the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sudan's Health Minister Akram Ali Al-Tom, who received the Chinese team upon arrival at the airport, commended China for its strong support to Sudan. (Sudan-China)

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ISTANBUL -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday announced that a series of bans, which were previously imposed to curb the COVID-19 pandemic, would be lifted on June 1.

Turkey will lift restrictions on domestic travel and allow restaurants, cafes, parks, beaches, and sports facilities to reopen as of June 1, Erdogan said at a televised speech in Istanbul after attending a cabinet meeting via teleconference. (Turkey-Coronavirus)

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