Xinhua Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT, Dec. 1

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TEHRAN -- Iranian defense minister on Saturday denied that the Islamic republic is supplying arms to Yemen Houthi militants.

"The Americans are falsely accusing Iran of supporting the Yemenis (Houthis) militarily," Brigadier General Amir Hatami was quoted as saying by Tasnim news agency. (Iran-Yemen)

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RIYADH -- Saudi-led coalition involved in a war in Yemen destroyed on Saturday a rocket pad launcher of the Houthi militias in Yemeni city Saada, Al Arabiya TV reported.

The coalition spokesperson, Turki Al Malki, highlighted that the joint forces command of the coalition tracked the militias' attempt to prepare the camouflaged pad launcher with ballistic missiles in Saada province. (Yemen-Saudi-Houthis)

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RIYADH -- The Quartet Economic Committee on Yemen held on Saturday a meeting with UN officials in Saudi capital Riyadh, Saudi Press Agency reported.

The meeting was attended by representatives of four-member countries, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, the United States and Britain, as well as Mark Lowcock, under-secretary-general for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, and Lise Grande, the UN Resident Coordinator in Yemen. (Saudi-Yemen)

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ALGIERS -- The Saudi crown prince will start Sunday a two-day official visit to Algeria to discuss bilateral relations and global issues, Algerian Presidential Office said on Saturday in a statement.

"As part of the strong brotherly relations between Algeria and Saudi Arabia, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud will pay an official visit to Algeria on Sunday and Monday," the statement said. (Algeria-Saudi) Enditem

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