May 22 world news summary at 1530 GMT


ABUJA — More than 60 people have been reportedly killed in attacks by gunmen in Nigeria’s central state of Plateau in the last two weeks, an official said on Friday. wpid-gunmen.jpg
Hundreds of gunmen raided communities in Barkin Ladi, a local district in the state, during the two weeks, setting fire to houses, killing and injuring residents, said district official Emmanuel Loman. (Nigeria-Attack)
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GENEVA — At least 1,037 civilians have been killed between March 26 and May 20 in Yemen as a result of widespread and protracted violence affecting the country, a UN agency said Friday.
The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) revealed that 2,453 civilians had been injured, among whom 130 were women and 234 children.
The total death toll for the country has now reached more than 1,850. (Yemen-Casualties)
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RIYADH — The death toll from a blast at a Shiite mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia on Friday rose to 21, Al Arabiya news reported.
The explosion that targeted “Imam Ali” Mosque in Qudaih area of the Saudi city of Qatif also left 66 Shiite worshipers injured.
Several Twitter accounts for the Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility for the blast. (Saudi Arabia-Blast)
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WASHINGTON — U.S. Defense Department announced Thursday it is sending 2,000 anti-tank weapons to Iraq to help Iraqi forces in fighting the Islamic State (IS).
The weapons will arrive as early as next week, the department spokesman Steve Warren said in a statement, adding that the U.S. is also expediting the delivery of ammunition and other equipment in order to counter IS’ increasing reliance on vehicle-borne bombs. (U.S.-IS)
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SEOUL — Top nuclear envoys of South Korea, the United States and Japan will meet in Seoul for two days from May 26 to discuss the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) ‘s nuclear program, Seoul’s foreign ministry said Friday.
The negotiators, who respectively represent their countries in the six-party talks to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula, would share assessments of recent situations and threats from the DPRK, the South Korean foreign ministry said in a statement. (DPRK-Nuclear Talk) Enditem

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