Xinhua Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT, Jan. 15

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TEHRAN -- Iran will take delivery of a number of Su-35 fighter jets from Russia in the early days of the next Iranian year, which will start on March 21, an Iranian lawmaker told the semi-official Tasnim news agency.

In an exclusive interview published on Sunday, Shahriar Heydari, a member of the Iranian Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, revealed that Iran had previously ordered the fighter jets. (Iran-Russia-Fighter Jets)

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JERUSALEM -- Israel's President Isaac Herzog warned on Sunday of an impending "historic constitutional crisis" in the country over a controversial plan by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's far-right government to overhaul the judiciary.

Herzog said in a statement that he has been mediating over the past week between the involved parties, including Netanyahu, Justice Minister Yariv Levin who drew up the plan, and President of the Supreme Court Justice Esther Hayut. (Israel-Warning-Judicial Reforms)

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DUBAI -- Thousands of spectators witnessed a grand parade celebrating the upcoming Chinese New Year on Saturday at Expo City Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Dubbed "Happy Chinese New Year Grand Parade," the two-kilometer parade attracted thousands of spectators. (UAE-Chinese New Year-Grand Parade)

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KHARTOUM -- Strikes in protest against low income and worsening economic conditions held on Sunday paralyzed vital sectors in Sudan.

Thousands of workers and students in the capital Khartoum had to go to work or school on foot after owners of public transport buses staged a strike to protest high fees of licensing, traffic fines and taxes. (Sudan-Labor Strikes-Economy) Enditem

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