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May 6 Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT

BAGHDAD — Iraqi Air Force on Sunday carried out an airstrike on a position of the Islamic State (IS) militants inside Syria near the border with Iraq, the Iraqi government said.
A brief statement, issued by the office of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, said “the heroes of the Iraqi air force carried out painful airstrike against a position for leaders of the terrorist Daesh (IS group) in al-Deshisha area inside Syria.” (Iraq-IS-Syria)
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DUBAI — Local media in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have been caught in financial crisis because advertisers have turned to new media such as Facebook and Google, UAE’s biggest newspaper Gulf News said Sunday.
In an analysis published on the Gulf News website, Abdul Hamid Ahmad, Editor-in-Chief of Gulf News, said that UAE’s local media had never been in a more “miserable situation” than today. (UAE-Media-Ads)
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TEHRAN — If the United States pulls out of the nuclear deal, it will be a “historical regret” for them, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said here on Sunday.
Rouhani dismissed Washington’s threats, saying that the Iranians are not afraid of the United States. “This great nation will continue its progress and development” heedless of the threats, he said. (Iran-U.S.-Nuke)
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TUNIS — A Tunisia’s leading statistical and polling institute said on Sunday evening that early results showed the Islamist party Ennahda (Renaissance) won the municipal elections with a 27.5 percent of votes.
The ruling party Nidaa Tounes came in second with 22.5 percent of votes, while the third place secured 14 percent of votes, said Hassan Zargouni, president of Sigma Conseil, in a statement broadcast by Tunisian central television. (Tunisia-Elections-Early Results) Enditem

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