Xinhua Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT, June 28

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TEHRAN -- Tehran has officially filed a complaint to the United Nations to sue Washington over the recent "violation" of its airspace by a U.S. drone, an Iranian official said Friday.

"The complaint was filed to the UN Security Council over the violation of our airspace by the U.S. drone," Gholam-Hossein Dehqani, deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs, was quoted by official IRNA news agency as saying. (Iran-US-Suit)

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GAZA -- Israel on Friday allowed the shipment of fuel for the operation of the only power station in the Gaza Strip and expanded the area for fishing off the coast of the Hamas-ruled enclave, officials said.

Hazem Qassem, Hamas spokesman in Gaza, told Xinhua on telephone that Egyptian and global mediation "informed us (Hamas) that the occupation (Israel) is committed to calm understandings in the Gaza Strip." (Gaza-Israel)

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TUNIS -- The health of Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi has "improved remarkably," the spokeswoman of the Presidency Saida Garrach said on Friday.

"The Head of State spoke Friday on the phone with the National Defense Minister Abdelkrim Zbidi to inquire about the general situation in the country," Tunis Afrique Presse quoted Garrach as saying. (Tunisia)

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TEHRAN -- A senior Iranian nuclear negotiator said the Friday meeting of the joint commission of the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal in the Austrian capital of Vienna was "a step forward," official IRNA news agency reported.

Abbas Araqchi, head of the Iranian delegation, made the remarks after his meeting with the representatives from the remaining signatories of the deal over its implementation. (Iran-Vienna Meeting) Enditem

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