Xinhua Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT, May 3

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GAZA -- Two Islamic Hamas movement militants were killed on Friday evening in an Israeli army airstrike on a military training facility that belongs to the movement in central Gaza Strip, medics and security sources said.

Ashraf al-Qedra, spokesman of the Health Ministry in Gaza, told reporters that Abdulla Abu Mallouh, 33 years old and Alla Boubali, 29 years old from al-Mughazi refugee camp in central Gaza Strip, were killed in the Israeli airstrike. (Israel-Gaza)

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RABAT -- An anti-terrorism court in the city of Sale, near the capital Rabat, postponed Thursday the trial of 24 suspects involved in the murder of two tourists near the central city of Marrakech, the Moroccan official MAP news agency reported.

Citing a judicial source, the report said the trial was adjourned to May 16. (Morocco-Trial)

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DAMASCUS -- Russian and Syrian airstrikes heavily targeted rebel-held areas in Idlib and Hama provinces in northwestern Syria on Friday, a war monitor reported.

The airstrikes targeted the rebel positions in the southern countryside of Idlib and the northern countryside of Hama, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. (Syria-Airstrike)

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CAIRO -- Egyptian Minister of Transportation Kamel Al-Wazir stressed the importance of implementing a new electric train line around Cairo which is financed by a loan from the Export-Import Bank of China (China EXIM Bank) with 1.2 billion U.S. dollars.

The minister called for immediate start of the civil works of the project while activating investment cooperation with the China EXIM Bank, during a meeting with heads of companies executing the electric train late on Thursday, according to Egypt's official MENA news agency. (Egypt-China-Electric Train Line) Enditem

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