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Xinhua Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT, Dec. 4

05 Dec 2020, 07:30 GMT+10

RIYADH -- Saudi-led coalition involved in a war in Yemen announced on Friday the interception of a bomb-laden drone toward the kingdom's southern region.

The coalition spokesperson Turki Al Maliki accused Houthi militia of launching the attack, the Saudi Press Agency reported. (Saudi-Yemen)

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ISTANBUL -- A train carrying export cargo from Turkey to China departed on Friday from the Turkish city of Istanbul.

A ceremony was held at the Kazlicesme train station on the European side of the city with the participation of Turkish Transport and Infrastructure Minister Adil Karaismailoglu. (Turkey-China-Train-Export)

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TEHRAN -- Iranian authorities on Friday announced the extension of COVID-19 restrictions in the high-risk areas for two more weeks.

The regulations which started in the high-risk areas across the country since two weeks ago will be extended for another two weeks, said a statement of Iran's novel coronavirus taskforce, carried by Tasnim news agency. (Iran-COVID-19-Restrictions)

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RAMALLAH -- Palestine on Friday slammed Bahrain's decision to import goods from the "illegal" Israeli settlements under its normalization agreement with Israel reached two months ago.

"The Israeli settlements are illegal and built on the occupied lands of Palestine," Hussein al-Sheikh, head of civil affairs in the Palestinian Authority, said in a press statement. (Palestine-Bahrain-Israeli Settlements' Products)

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