Xinhua Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT, Aug. 18

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KHARTOUM -- Sudan's Foreign Ministry on Tuesday refuted the statement by its spokesman about Sudan's contacts with Israel on signing a peace deal.

"The Ministry of Foreign Affairs did not discuss the relations with Israel," Sudan's acting Foreign Minister Omer Gamar-Eddin said in a statement. (Sudan-Israel-Peace)

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KHARTOUM -- Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia on Tuesday began a new round of talks on the filling and operation of the disputed Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).

Irrigation ministers from the three countries presented their own visions of the procedures to be followed during this round of talks, Sudan's Irrigation and Water Resources Ministry said in a statement. (Sudan-Nile Dam-Talks)

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JERUSALEM -- Israel opposes any sale of F-35 warplanes to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), despite that the two countries had agreed to normalize ties, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday.

"The historic peace agreement between Israel and the UAE did not include Israel's consent to any arms deal whatsoever between the United States and the UAE," the Israeli Prime Minister's Office said in a statement. (Israel-UAE-F35 Sale)

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DAMASCUS -- The Chinese embassy has donated medical equipment to the University Children Hospital in the Syrian capital Damascus.

Chinese Ambassador to Syria Feng Biao and the head of the University Children Hospital Rustom Makkieh signed a receipt note during a ceremony held at the Ministry of Higher Education in Damascus on Tuesday. (Syria-China-Donation)

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