May 18 Middle East news summary at 2400 GMT


DAMASCUS — The Syrian government forces have advanced in the mountains of the northwestern province of Latakia, exposing supply lines connecting Latakia with the rebel-held nearby Idlib province, a monitor group reported. (Syria-Rebels-Supply)
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John Kerry
John Kerry
CAIRO — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Cairo Wednesday to meet with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi in his short trip, state-run MENA news agency reported. (Egypt-Kerry-Talks)
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ISTANBUL — Turkey and China, two countries at the ends of the ancient Silk Road, are joined together once again through their respective efforts to revive and expand the economic belt. (Turkey-China-Cooperation)
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CAIRO — The interference of the United States in the South China Sea territorial dispute between China and the Philippines seeks to expand U.S. influence in the Asian Pacific Region through exercising pressure on Beijing, said Egyptian experts in Asian affairs. (Egypt-China-U.S.) Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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