Xinhua Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT, July 31

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CAIRO -- Egypt condemned on Monday in the strongest terms the deadly suicide bombing attack that took place on Sunday in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

In a statement, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry reaffirmed Egypt's categorical rejection of all forms of violence, stressing its full solidarity with Pakistan in confronting extremism and terrorism. (Egypt-Pakistan Bombing Attack-Condemnation)

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BEIRUT -- The armed clashes between members of the Palestinian Fatah Movement and Islamist militants in southern Lebanon intensified on Monday, increasing the death toll to 11 and the total injuries to 37, the Elnashra news website reported.

Several armed clashes broke out in the Ain Al-Helweh camp in Lebanon's southern city of Sidon between Fatah members and Islamist militants since early Sunday morning, leading to the killing of Abou Ashraf al-Armoushi, a Fatah military officer, three of his bodyguards, and several civilians while injuring others. (Lebanon-Palestinian Refugee Camp-Clashes)

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ANKARA -- Turkish police have detained nine drug traffickers with links to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in the southern Mersin city of Türkiye, the semi-official Anadolu Agency reported on Monday.

The suspects were involved in drug trafficking, which is their source of finance, and attempted to recruit members for the PKK, said the report. (Türkiye-PKK Suspects-Detain)

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DUBAI -- The largest oil company in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is accelerating its target to reach net zero emissions by 2045 instead of 2050, reported the official news agency WAM.

According to the report, the state-owned Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) also plans to achieve zero methane emissions by 2030. (UAE-Oil Giant-Emission Target) Enditem

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