Xinhua Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT, July 23

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ISTANBUL -- Turkey's largest association of travel agencies on Tuesday took a big step in promoting sustainable tourism in the country in partnership with a United Nations agency.

The Association of Turkish Travel Agencies (TURSAB) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed a memorandum of understanding in Istanbul "to build a strong long-term future" for Turkey's tourism sector. (Turkey-UN-Tourism)

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TEHRAN -- Iran is in possession of intercontinental drones and will use them if the need for a long-haul mission arises, Iran's navy commander said on Tuesday, Press TV reported.

Hossein Khanzadi said that "we can bravely declare that we observe all enemy ships, particularly Americans, point-by-point from their origin until the moment they enter the region." (Iran-Long-range Drones)

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ADEN, Yemen -- A senior delegation of the World Food Organization (WFP) visited on Tuesday the Red Sea mills located in the war-torn port city of Hodeidah, a government official told Xinhua.

"Senior officials of the WFP paid a visit to the Red Sea Mills after completing the initial maintenance program and preparing the facility to resume production and distribution of wheat flour for the hungry people," said the official, who asked to remain anonymous. (Yemen-WFP)

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RABAT -- Morocco and Palestine signed on Tuesday in Rabat a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to combat corruption, Moroccan official news Agency MAP reported.

The MoU aims to define the areas of cooperation in the prevention and fight against corruption in accordance with the United Nations Convention against Corruption and the Arab Convention against Corruption, an official statement was quoted as saying. (Morocco-Palestine) Enditem

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