Xinhua Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT, May 5

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CAIRO -- Egypt's third German-made submarine Type 209/1400 arrived in the Alexandria Naval Base to join the fleet of the Egyptian naval forces on Tuesday, the Egyptian military said.

Led by an Egyptian crew, Submarine S43 sailed for 20 days from Germany's Kiel to Egypt's port city Alexandria, covering a distance of 7,800 kilometers, Egyptian military spokesman Tamer al-Refai said in a statement. (Egypt-Germany-Submarine)

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JERUSALEM -- Iran has begun reducing its forces in Syria and pulling out of some bases in the country, the Israeli media reported on Tuesday.

"For the first time since Iran started to entrench itself in Syria, it is reducing its forces there and clearing bases," Israeli security officials were quoted as saying by the Hebrew-language news site of Ynet. (Iran-Syria-Pullout)

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MUSCAT -- Oman signed a deal with China's tech giant Huawei on Tuesday to jointly develop Oman's digital society as well as its information and communications technology (ICT) ecosystem.

The memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed at the Omani Ministry of Technology and Communications (MTC) by Salim Al Ruzaiqi, CEO of MTC, and Chen Bing, CEO of Huawei Oman. (China-Oman-Huawei)

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TEHRAN -- The United States should lift the "unlawful" sanctions against Iran to prove that it is sincere in offering help in the battle against the novel coronavirus, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday.

If the Americans are honest in offering their help to Iran, "the only way for them is to end the illegal sanctions on Iran," Rouhani said in a telephone conversation with the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday. (Iran-U.S.-Sanctions) Enditem

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