Xinhua Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT, Sept. 11

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TRIPOLI -- Osama Hammad, the eastern-based prime minister of Libya, said on Monday that more than 2,000 people were killed and thousands of others went missing after floods hit eastern Libya on Sunday.

Speaking to a local TV channel, Hammad said most of the casualties were reported in the port city of Derna, where "the entire neighborhoods were swept away by floods." (Libya-Floods-Casualties)

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TEHRAN -- Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanaani said on Monday that Azerbaijan's officials have sent a message to Tehran stressing that they do not seek to take any military action against Armenia.

Kanaani made the remarks at a weekly press conference in Iran's capital Tehran, responding to a question about the recent rise in tensions between Azerbaijan and Armenia. (Iran-Azerbaijan-Armenia-Tension)

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AMIZMIZ, Morocco -- Overseas Chinese in Morocco rushed to extend cash and in-kind assistance to disaster areas as death toll from the powerful earthquake three days ago reached 2,862.

On Monday, search and rescue work is seen underway among teams from Spain, Britain, and other countries stationed in Amizmiz, a small town at the foot of the quake-hit Atlas Mountains. (Morocco-Chinese Aid-Earthquakes)

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JERUSALEM -- An Israeli court sentenced on Monday four border police officers to community service or imprisonment after they were convicted of theft and assaults against Palestinian workers.

The Beersheba District Court in southern Israel said in a statement that the four officers confessed to committing armed robbery, severe assault, conspiracy to commit crimes, breach of trust, and destruction of evidence. (Israel-Assaults Of Palestinians-Officers Sentence) Enditem

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