Xinhua Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT, April 22

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TEHRAN -- At least five people were killed when a passenger bus overturned in Iran's western Lorestan province, Tasnim news agency reported on Monday.

The victims included four women and one 10 year-old boy, Lorestan police chief Nabiollah Ghasemi told Tasnim. (Iran-Bus Accident)

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RAMALLAH -- Palestinian officials said that they will discuss political options to thwart the "Deal of the Century" proposed by the United States to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Salim Al-Zanoun, head of the Palestinian National Council, said that he agreed to determine the conference date of the Central Council of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), during a meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the Jordanian capital Amman. (Palestinian-U.S.)

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RIYADH -- Thirteen people were arrested in Saudi Arabia for suspected involvement in planned terror attacks, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Monday.

A security operation in the early hours of Monday led to the capture of the 13 men who were plotting terrorist crimes, the SPA quoted the spokesman of the Presidency of State Security as saying. (Saudi-Terror Attacks)

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SANAA -- Yemen's Shiite Houthi rebels said they shot down two spy drones over the Yemeni Red Sea port city of Hodeidah on Monday.

"The two spy drones run by Saudi-led coalition forces were downed over Kilo 16 area," the rebel TV al-Masirah reported without giving further details. (Yemen-Houthi) Enditem

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