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Xinhua Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT, Oct. 3

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DAMASCUS — Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday made a phone call with Jordanian King Abdullah II, according to Syrian presidential media office.

It is the first phone call between the two leaders since the start of the Syrian war more than 10 years ago. (Syria-Jordan-Ties)

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JERUSALEM — A first-ever commercial flight of Egypt’s flagship carrier EgyptAir has landed in Israel on Sunday after taking off from Cairo, according to a report by Israel’s state-owned Kan TV news.

EgyptAir’s new route will include four weekly round-trip flights between Cairo International Airport and Ben Gurion Airport outside Tel Aviv, Kan added. (Egypt-Israel-Flight)

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TUNIS — Hundreds of Tunisians held on Sunday a massive demonstration to show their support for the country’s President Kais Saied and call for more changes in the political system.

Demonstrators took to the streets, waving national flags and chanting slogans such as “the people want to a revision of the constitution” and “the people want to dissolve the parliament.” (Tunisia-Demonstration)

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TEHRAN — The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) must “clarify its position” concerning a sabotage act in June against a building of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), the head of the AEOI said on Sunday.

It is important to note that there was “a terrorist incident there,” and Israel has acknowledged it, Mohammad Eslami told journalists after a meeting with members of Iran’s parliament, state TV reported. (Iran-IAEA-Israel)

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