Xinhua Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT, June 5

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TEHRAN -- Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday that the so-called U.S.-devised peace plan between the Palestinians and Israel is doomed to failure.

"The plan, which is a betrayal of the Muslim world, will never succeed," Khamenei said, making the remarks during a speech at Muslims' Eid al-Fitr prayers ceremony. (Iran-U.S.-Palestine)

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BAGHDAD -- Three Islamic State (IS) militants were killed Wednesday in an airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition aircraft in Iraq's western province of Anbar, the Iraqi military said.

Acting on intelligence reports from al-Jazira Operations Command, the U.S.-led coalition aircraft carried out an airstrike on IS positions south of Akkas gas field in the western province, the media office of the Joint Operations Command said in a statement. (Iraq-IS)

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CAIRO -- Altogether six criminals who stole a private car were killed on Wednesday in a shootout with police forces in Egypt's province of Sharqiya north of the capital Cairo, official MENA news agency reported.

A policeman was killed while pursuing the criminals who were hiding in an abandoned poultry farm in Zagazig city of Sharqiya. (Egypt-Shootout-Police-Raid)

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KUWAIT CITY -- Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Wednesday condemned the terrorist attack on a security checkpoint in Egypt's Sinai.

In a cable of condolences sent to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the emir expressed condemnation of this "heinous terrorist act" that targeted innocent lives and destabilized the country's stability and security, affirming Kuwait's firm stance with Egypt in all measures it has taken to maintain its security and stability. (Kuwait-Egypt) Enditem

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