Xinhua Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT, Sept. 29

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  • Saturday, 30 Sep 2023

JERUSALEM -- Israel has detected a new case of dengue fever, the country's Ministry of Environmental Protection said in a statement on Friday.

The patient, a student in her 20s, resides in the town of Kokhav Yair in central Israel and recently returned from a trip to Mexico. (Israel-Dengue Fever Case)

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ISTANBUL -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that Türkiye's defense export target is to exceed 6 billion U.S. dollars in 2023.

Speaking at a technology festival in the western province of Izmir, Erdogan said his country has been implementing 850 different defense projects. (Türkiye-Defense Exports-Target)

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KHARTOUM -- Sudan's Foreign Ministry on Friday accused the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) of launching heavy artillery strikes in Omdurman city, northwest of the capital Khartoum, killing 10 civilians, including children.

The RSF "launched heavy artillery strikes on a crowded public transportation station in Al-Jarrafa neighborhood, north of Omdurman, on Thursday," the ministry said in a statement. (Sudan-RSF-Accusation-Massacre)

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CAIRO -- Egypt, Iraq, and Iran condemned on Friday a deadly bomb blast at a religious gathering in Pakistan's southwestern province of Balochistan, which killed at least 50.

The Egyptian Foreign Ministry condemned in a statement the attack and reiterated its firm position rejecting all forms of violence, terrorism and intimidation of citizens, stressing its full solidarity with Pakistan in confronting terrorism. (Egypt-Iraq-Iran-Condemnations-Pakistan Bomb Attack)

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