Xinhua Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT, Dec. 4

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DOHA -- Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has received invitation from Saudi Arabian King Salman to attend the summit of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) on Dec. 9, Qatar News Agency reported on Tuesday.

The emir received "a written message" from the Saudi king, which was delivered by GCC Secretary-General Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani, the report said. (Qatar-Saudi Arabia-GCC summit)

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TEHRAN -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday threatened that oil flow from the Gulf will be blocked if Iran cannot sell its crude under the U.S. pressures, state IRIB TV reported.

The United States has announced that it will deprive Iran from oil sales and from trade with the world, Rouhani said in the Iranian northern city of Shahroud, Semnan Province. (Iran-Oil-U.S.)

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RAMALLAH -- Palestinian health authority declared Tuesday that Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian youth during a predawn raid in the northern West Bank city of Tulkarm.

Mohammad Habali, 22, was shot with live ammunition by Israeli forces in the head and lower body parts. He was rushed to the hospital, but was announced dead upon his arrival at the hospital. (Palestine-Israel-Conflict)

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SANAA -- Yemen's Houthi rebel negotiators accompanied by visiting UN envoy Martin Griffiths left rebel-held capital Sanaa for Stockholm on a Kuwaiti plane on Tuesday afternoon to attend upcoming peace talks, a Xinhua reporter at the airport witnessed.

Griffiths arrived in Sanaa a day earlier in a brief stop, during which he met rebel leaders, including Mohammed Ali Al-Houthi, head of Houthi Higher Revolutionary Committee, according to a statement by al-Houthi office released on Tuesday morning. (Yemen-Houthi-Peace talks) Enditem

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