Xinhua world news summary at 1530 GMT, April 6

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MOSCOW -- The Russian Emergencies Ministry said in a statement on Saturday that it had worked with its Armenian counterpart to deliver humanitarian aid to flood-hit Iran.

Russia purchased more than 4,000 tents, blankets and folding beds for the Iranians, and the cargo was transferred by the Russian-Armenian Humanitarian Response Center located in the city of Yerevan. (Russia-Armenia-Flood Aid)

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AMMAN -- Jordan's Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi on Saturday said that "Israel's continued occupation of Arab territories" obstructs the settlement of the conflict.

In a session during the World Economic Forum at the Dead Sea area, the minister stressed the importance of continued engagement with the U.S. to resolve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. (Jordan-Israel-Conflict)

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BUDAPEST -- Hungary and the United States have signed a defense cooperation agreement, according to official sources here on Saturday.

"Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto and U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan have signed a defense cooperation agreement on the sidelines of the celebrations of NATO's 70th anniversary in Washington," the official website of the Hungarian government informed. (Hungary-US-Cooperation)

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BUJA -- At least 50 people have been confirmed killed by gunmen who camped in a thick forest in Zamfara, a troubled state in northwestern Nigeria, according to local authorities early Saturday.

Civilian volunteers assisting security agencies in fighting armed groups in the state were among those killed in the confrontation. (Nigeria-Gunshot) Enditem

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