Xinhua Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT, July 9

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TUNIS -- The Tunisian official gazette published an amended draft constitution at midnight Friday, hours after President Kais Saied said errors were found in the previous version prepared for the constitutional referendum.

According to the corrections, the text "under a democratic system" is put after "(Tunisia) is part of the Islamic community" in the fifth chapter. (Tunisia-Constitution-Amended Draft)

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TUNIS -- Soaring commodity prices across the Middle East has spoiled the festive mood for Muslims in Tunisia, Lebanon, Palestine, Yemen, and other regional countries which started their Eid al-Adha celebrations on Saturday.

Eid al-Adha, or the Feast of Sacrifice, is one of the most anticipated celebrations in the Islamic world. By tradition, families should ritually slaughter an animal, usually sheep or cow, during the four-day festival as long as they can afford it. (Mideast-Eid al-Adha-Soaring Prices)

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TEHRAN -- An Iranian military commander said on Saturday that the domestically-built Damavand destroyer will soon join the navy's Northern Fleet in a special ceremony, semi-official Fars News Agency reported.

This move will help maintain the country's territorial integrity in the Caspian Sea region and deal a blow to enemies' delusions about Iran's defense capabilities, Iranian Navy Commander Shahram Irani said on the sidelines of the 1401 Sustainable Security, a two-day annual naval exercise in the Caspian Sea which began on Friday. (Iran-Destroyer-Caspian)

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TEHRAN -- Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi said on Saturday that passengers can only gain entry to Iran upon submission of negative COVID-19 test results and full compliance with Iranian health protocols, citing the recent increase in infections.

In his address to a meeting of the national anti-coronavirus task force, Raisi called for stricter compliance with the health regulations and instructions at all land, air and sea entries to Iran, according to the Iranian presidency's website. (Iran-COVID19-Health Protocols) Enditem

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