Xinhua Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT, June 25

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JERUSALEM -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday that Israel is taking "constant action" against Iran in Syria, two days after Israeli jets allegedly conducted a deadly airstrike in Syria.

"We are taking constant action against the efforts of Iran and its proxies to entrench militarily in Syria," Netanyahu said during a graduation ceremony of Air Force pilots.(Israel-Iran)

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TEHRAN -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday launched an oil pipeline project which will enable the country to export its oil using a route other than the Strait of Hormuz, Tasnim news agency reported.

"What is strategic about this project is that many countries in the region have managed to find a second way so that they can export their oil using other routes whenever the Strait of Hormuz faces danger," Rouhani said addressing a ceremony to inaugurate the project. (Iran-Oil Pipeline)

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JERUSALEM -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Thursday that his country will cooperate with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to halt the coronavirus outbreak in the region.

The rare collaboration between the two countries, which have no official ties, will focus on research and development and technology. (Israel-UAE)

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RAMALLAH -- Palestine is holding intensive contacts to form a draft resolution for voting in the United Nations against the Israeli annexation plan, state radio reported on Thursday, quoting Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki.

A draft resolution "is under discussion to decide on the punitive measures that should be imposed on Israel once it implements its plan," al-Maliki told the Voice of Palestine. (Palestine-UN) Enditem

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