Xinhua Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT, May 14

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RIYADH -- Saudi Arabia announced on Tuesday that two of its oil pipeline booster stations were targeted early in the morning with drones, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

The Minister of Energy Khalid Al-Falih confirmed in a statement that the attack caused a fire at No. 8 station with limited damage. He said that pipelines transfer oil from the Eastern Province to the western coast. (Saudi-Drone Attack)

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ANKARA -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin discussed the situation of Syria's Idlib over phone, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on Tuesday.

During the phone conversation on late Monday, Erdogan expressed concerns over cease-fire violations in the past two weeks by forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government in the Idlib de-escalation zone. (Turkey-Syira-Idlib)

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ADEN, Yemen -- At least six Yemenis were killed and four others were injured on Tuesday in artillery shelling launched by the Houthis in Yemen's southern province of Dhale, a government official told Xinhua.

The people were killed after two shells fired randomly by the Houthi fighters and targeted their home in Sanah area in the government-controlled province of Dhale, government officials said on condition of anonymity. (Yemen-Houthi-Attack)

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TEHRAN -- Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday ruled out any talks with the U.S. government over the disputed issues, Tasnim news agency reported.

The U.S. wants Iran to negotiate over its "defensive weapon" and to reduce the range of its missiles, while urging Iran to talk over its regional strategy, the Iranian leader was quoted as saying. (Iran-U.S.-Khamenei-No Talks)

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GAZA -- Qatar will continue its humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip for another six months, including paying for electricity and helping poor families, a senior Qatari official announced on Tuesday.

Mohammad Ammadi, chairman of the Qatari Committee to Reconstruct Gaza, told a news briefing in Gaza that his committee has renewed the contract of providing fuel to operate Gaza power station and will continue its aid program for six more months. (Qatar-Gaza-Humanitarian Aid) Enditem

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