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Xinhua world news summary at 0100 GMT, June 22

22 Jun 2022, 11:30 GMT+10

ANKARA -- Turkey is to host a four-way meeting with the United Nations, Russia and Ukraine in Istanbul next week to discuss a possible Black Sea corridor for exporting Ukrainian grains, local media reported Tuesday.

A Turkish military delegation will travel to Russia this week to discuss the details of the planned corridor, the HaberTurk TV reported, quoting anonymous presidential sources. (Turkey-UN-Russia-Ukraine-Grain Corridor)

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KIEV -- Ukraine has received 155-millimeter self-propelled howitzers Panzerhaubitze 2000s (PzH 2000) from Germany, Ukraine's Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov said on Tuesday.

"German Panzerhaubitze 2000s with trained Ukrainian crews have joined the Ukrainian artillery family," Reznikov wrote on Facebook. (Ukraine-Germany-Assistance)

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ANKARA -- Turkish parliament on Tuesday extended a troop deployment mandate in Libya for another 18 months.

The motion said that risks and threats continue emanating from Libya for the entire region, including Turkey. (Turkey-Libya-Troop Deployment)

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ADEN, Yemen -- Four soldiers of Yemen's pro-government forces were killed and five others were injured by al-Qaida gunmen in the country's southern province of Abyan on Tuesday, a military official told Xinhua.

"Gunmen of the Yemen-based al-Qaida branch ambushed a patrol of the government forces in the Ahwar area of Abyan," the local military source said on condition of anonymity. (Yemen-Al Qaida-Attacks)

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