Xinhua Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT, Jan. 12

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ANKARA -- Turkey's Foreign Ministry on Friday issued a travel advisory for citizens travelling to the U.S., urging them to consider increasing terror acts and arbitrary arrests of Turkish citizens.

"The U.S. has seen an apparent increase in terror attacks and violent incidents recently," the warning published on the ministry's website said. (Turkey-U.S.)

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TUNIS -- A total of 778 people have been arrested in Tunisia after three nights of clashes between protesters and security forces over price hikes, said the Interior Ministry on Friday.

They have been arrested over charges of looting, ransacking, blocking roads and vandalism, according to Colonel Khalifa Chibani, spokesman of the Interior Ministry. (Tunisia-Clashes-Calm)

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TEHRAN -- Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said U.S. President Donald Trump's Friday announcement over the 2015 international nuclear deal is a "desperate attempt."

"Trump's policy and today's announcement amount to desperate attempts to undermine a solid multilateral agreement, maliciously violating its paras. 26, 28 and 29," Zarif tweeted. (Iran-Nuke-U.S.)

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RABAT -- Morocco decided on Friday to start the gradual floating of its currency dirham on Monday.

The decision was announced by the government spokesperson Mustapha El Khalfi during a press briefing following the cabinet weekly meeting. (Morocco-Floatation) Enditem

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