Xinhua Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT, Nov. 4

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AMMAN -- Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said on Monday that Israel had pledged to release two Jordanian detainees by the end of this week.

The pledge came after intensified talks with all stakeholders since the detention of Hiba Labadi and Abdulrahman Meri, according to a ministry statement obtained by Xinhua. (Jordan-Israel-Release)

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TEHRAN -- The Iranian government said on Monday that President Hassan Rouhani would announce the fourth step to reduce Iran's nuclear commitments in two days.

Following the U.S. withdrawal from the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal, Iran had given chances to Europeans to protect its interests under the nuclear deal, said the government spokesman Ali Rabiee. (Iran-Nuke Commitments)

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BAGHDAD -- A total of 10 people were killed and more than 20 wounded in anti-government protests in Baghdad and Karbala over worsening living conditions and corruption, officials said Monday.

In the capital Baghdad, dozens of angry protesters blocked al-Ahrar Bridge in the city center, demanding comprehensive reforms, a security official told Xinhua on condition of anonymity. (Iraq-Protest)

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ANKARA -- Turkey will send back Islamic State (IS) group captives to their countries of origin even if some of the countries have deprived them of their citizenship, Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said on Monday.

"We will send the members of Daesh (Islamic State) to their countries whether they are expatriated or not," Soylu told reporters. (Turkey-IS) Enditem

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