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Xinhua Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT, May 30

31 May 2020, 07:51 GMT+10

ANKARA -- Turkey on Saturday announced that it will resume domestic flights as part of measures towards normalization.

The first flights will be resumed from Istanbul to major provinces including Ankara, Izmir, Antalya, and Trabzon, and other cities will be resumed gradually, Transport and Infrastructure Minister Adil Karaismailoglu said in a statement. (Turkey-COVID-19)

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RAMALLAH/GAZA -- The Palestinians condemned on Saturday the Israeli police for killing a mentally disabled Palestinian man in East Jerusalem.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah Party said in a press statement that it holds Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fully responsible for the killing of the disabled Palestinian man in East Jerusalem. (Palestine-Israel-Condemnation)

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KHARTOUM -- The Sudanese foreign ministry on Saturday summoned the Ethiopian charge d'affaires in the capital Khartoum in protest over a cross-border attack by Ethiopian militias on eastern Sudan.

The attack was "backed by the Ethiopian army" and killed a Sudanese army officer and injured a number of soldiers as well as civilians including children, according to a ministry statement. (Sudan-Ethiopia-Border Attack)

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TEHRAN -- Iran's Foreign Ministry on Saturday condemned the recent U.S. decision to end the sanctions waivers under the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal.

The U.S. move to end the remaining sanctions waivers under the landmark deal is a "violation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231" which endorses the deal, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi said. (Iran-U.S.-Condemnation)

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