Xinhua Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT, Nov. 28

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ISTANBUL -- Three workers were killed and another injured on Wednesday when a concrete block fell 30 meters high and trapped them during the construction of a highway in Turkey's northwestern province of Kocaeli, local media reported.

Initial press reports put the number of trapped workers at five, but the governor's office later said four workers were stuck underneath the rubble. (Turkey-Construction Accident)

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TEHRAN -- Iran and the European Union (EU) have renewed their resolve to keep the Iranian 2015 nuclear deal alive despite the unilateral U.S. withdrawal from the international accord in May, Press TV reported on Wednesday.

The EU's Foreign Policy Chief, Federica Mogherini, met the Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), Ali Akbar Salehi, in Brussels on Tuesday. (Iran-EU-Nuclear)

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GAZA -- Islamic Hamas movement announced on Wednesday that its Politburo Chief, Ismail Haniyeh, has received an official invitation from Russia to visit Moscow soon.

Haniyeh's office said in a press statement that the Foreign Ministry of Russia invited Haniyeh to visit Moscow soon. The statement didn't specify the time of the visit. (Hamas-Russia-Visit)

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ISTANBUL -- Turkish police on Wednesday captured at least 40 people in the western province of Izmir over their alleged links to a group accused of orchestrating a coup bid in 2016, local media reported.

The Chief Public Prosecutor's Office in Izmir ordered the detention of 71 suspects, including former soldiers, former military students, teachers and imams of the network led by U.S.-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen, according to the private Ihlas news agency. (Turkey-Coup Suspects) Enditem

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