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Xinhua Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT, Oct. 1

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02 Oct 2022, 08:18 GMT+10

ADEN, Yemen -- An updated UN proposal calling for an extension of the existing truce set to expire on October 2 has been received by both sides of Yemen's warring parties, but its fate remains unclear.

According to a government statement released by Yemen's state-run Saba news agency on Saturday, "the government has just received an updated proposal from the UN Special Envoy for Yemen Hans Grundberg to expand the truce starting from October 2."

Meanwhile, the Houthi group's negotiation team for the truce published a statement on Saturday evening, saying that the talks on truce renewal have reached a "dead end" and that the Yemeni government and the Saudi-led coalition should be responsible for the impasse. (Yemen-UN Proposal-Truce)

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BEIRUT -- Lebanese President Michel Aoun on Saturday received a written proposal from U.S. energy envoy Amos Hochstein on the maritime border demarcation between Lebanon and Israel, Lebanon's Presidency said in a statement.

Aoun has consulted with Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri and caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati on how to provide the U.S. mediator with Lebanon's response "as soon as possible," the statement said. (Lebanon-US Proposal-Border Demarcation)

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TEHRAN -- Two members of a separatist group, and three Iranian military personnel were killed in a Friday "terrorist" attack on a police station in the southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan, semi-official Fars news agency reported Saturday.

Abdul-Majid Rigi and Yaser Shah Bakhsh, members of the Jaish al-Zulm separatist group linked with al-Qaeda, were killed in clashes with Iranian military forces during the incident in the provincial capital of Zahedan, Fars reported, citing an unnamed intelligence source. (Iran-Terrorist Attack)

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RAMALLAH -- Palestine on Saturday condemned what it termed "the cold-blooded" Israeli killing of a Palestinian young man in the town of al-Eizariya east of Jerusalem.

In a statement, the Palestinian Foreign Ministry condemned "the cold-blooded Israeli killing" of 18-year-old Fayez Damdum and underlined the urgent need for "an international protection of the Palestinian people." (Palestine-Israel-Killing)

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