Xinhua Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT, June 6

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KHARTOUM -- Sudanese government on Thursday announced that 61 people were killed across the country due to security incidents.

"The total number of the people killed in the capital Khartoum reached 52," said Suleiman Abdul Jabbar, undersecretary of Sudan's Health Ministry. (Sudan-Security)

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ISTANBUL -- Five workers were killed and five others wounded on Thursday when a fire erupted at a factory compound in northwestern Turkey, local media reported.

The fire broke out at the four-storey factory building in Kocaeli province in which there were at least 30 people, according to the Daily Sabah. (Turkey-Factory Fire)

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CAIRO -- Up to 14 terrorists involved in a deadly attack on a checkpoint in the North Sinai city of Arish were killed in an exchange of fire with security forces, the country's Interior Ministry said late Wednesday night.

"The security men have traced the terrorists, after they fled the scene of murder in Arish city, to a deserted house in al-Masaeed district," the ministry said in a press release. (Egypt-Terror Attack)

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RAMALLAH -- Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Ishtaye said on Thursday that an Israeli financial war on the Palestinians has placed the Palestinian Authority in a very difficult situation.

"The situation is difficult and this financial pressure is part of the financial war that Israel is waging against us," Ishtaye said in a televised address to the Palestinian people. (Palestine-Israel) Enditem

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