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Xinhua world news summary at 0100 GMT, March 16

16 Mar 2023, 11:18 GMT+10

MOSCOW -- Russian President Vladimir Putin met with his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday, lauding the progressing relations between the two countries.

"Owing to our joint efforts and the decisive contribution of the Russian Armed Forces, Syria has achieved tangible results in the fight against international terrorism," Putin said during talks with Assad in the Kremlin. (Russia-Syria-Ties)

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JERUSALEM -- The Israeli military said on Wednesday that they killed a "militant" who infiltrated into the country from Lebanon and was allegedly responsible for a roadside bomb attack earlier this week that severely wounded one Israeli citizen.

The suspect laid an explosive device near Megiddo Junction, a crossroad in northern Israel, Israeli military said in a statement, adding that the bomb exploded and severely injured a 21-year-old Arab citizen of Israel on Monday. (Isreal-Militants-Attack)

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COPENHAGEN -- The central bank of Denmark warned on Wednesday of the impact of high wage increases on curbing inflation, calling the government to get ready to tighten fiscal policy.

"There is no room to increase the pressure in the Danish economy. It may be necessary to tighten fiscal policy if the risk of an independent Danish wage-price spiral rises further," Danmarks Nationalbank's Governor Christian Kettel Thomsen said in a statement about the bank's new analysis on the Danish economy. (Denmark-Inflation)

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LAGOS -- At least 900 collaborators of the extremist group Boko Haram were arrested during a recent operation by the troops of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF), a spokesperson said Wednesday.

In a statement, Kamarudeen Adegoke, an MNJTF spokesperson, said troops of the regional joint task force nabbed at least 900 people, including women, children, and the elderly suspected to be family members and collaborators of the insurgents, in a joint coordinated operation in the Kamadugu Yobe River general area. (Nigeria-Militants)

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