Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, July 16

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UNITED NATIONS -- The United Nations has told the United States that it is concerned over the restrictive travel measures imposed on Iran's foreign minister, a UN spokesman said Monday.

"The Secretariat is aware of the restrictive travel measures recently imposed by the host country on personnel of the permanent mission of Iran to the UN," said Farhan Haq, deputy spokesman for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. (UN-Iran-US)

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UNITED NATIONS -- World hunger is on the rise in absolute number and more than 820 million people were hungry in 2018, a UN report said Monday.

After decades of steady decline, the trend in world hunger, as measured by the prevalence of undernourishment, reverted in 2015, said "The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2019" report launched at the UN headquarters in New York. (UN-World Hunger)

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ROME -- Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei Technologies will invest 3.1 billion U.S. dollars over the next three years in Italy, local media reported on Monday.

Addressing the press on the sidelines of an exhibition in Milan, Huawei's Italian unit chief executive Thomas Miao said the investment plan would allow 1,000 new direct jobs in the period 2019-2021, according to Ansa news agency. (Italy-China-Huawei)

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SANAA -- Yemen's Houthi rebels said they launched large-scale drone attacks at King Khaled Air Base in southern Saudi Arabia on Monday, Houthi-run al-Masirah TV reported.

The attacks came just an hour after two-day UN-sponsored peace talks between the Iran-allied Houthi rebels and the Saudi-backed exiled government. (Yemen-Houthi Attack-Saudi Air Base) Enditem

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