Xinhua Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT, June 10

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TEHRAN -- Iranian and Syrian foreign ministers on Saturday highlighted the two countries' determination to implement the agreements reached during a recent visit by the Iranian president to Syria.

In a phone call between Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and his Syrian counterpart Faisal Mekdad, they also exchanged views on the latest developments in bilateral ties and regional issues, according to a statement published on the Iranian Foreign Ministry's website. (Iran-Syria-Implementing Deals)

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SANAA -- The Houthi group Saturday accused the Saudi border guards of shooting and injuring three African immigrants who were attempting to cross the Yemeni-Saudi border.

According to Houthi-run al-Masirah TV, the incident occurred earlier Saturday in the Al-Raqo area of the border district of Monabih, in Yemen's northern province of Saada, which is currently under the control of the Houthi militia. (Yemen-Saudi Arabia-Border Gunfire Incident)

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AMMAN -- Jordan and Egypt Saturday inked an agreement aimed at bolstering cooperation in the realm of gas infrastructure.

As per the deal, Egypt will utilize the floating storage vessel located at Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Port in Aqaba, Jordan for gas processing. In return, Jordan will receive liquefied natural gas from Egypt and will, when required, pump back a portion of the natural gas through existing pipelines between the two nations. (Jordan-Egypt-Gas Infrastructure Cooperation)

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CAIRO -- Egypt's annual headline inflation rose to 33.7 percent in May, up from 15.3 percent in the same period of 2022, the country's official statistics agency reported on Saturday.

Urban inflation increased by 2.7 percent in May month on month, among the highest records, said a report by the Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS). (Egypt-Economy-Inflation Rate)

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