Xinhua Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT, June 12

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CAIRO -- At least 14 people were killed and 10 others wounded on Wednesday as two passenger minibuses collided on a highway south of Egypt's capital Cairo, the Egyptian Health Ministry said in a statement.

Once the accident took place on the Autostrad Road in Helwan city, the Health Ministry sent 12 equipped ambulances that moved the casualties to nearby hospitals, said the ministry's spokesman Khaled Megahed in the statement. (Egypt-Traffic-Accident)

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DAMASCUS -- Syria's air defenses intercepted Israeli missile attack before day break on Wednesday in the southern province of Daraa, state news agency SANA reported.

The air defenses were triggered by a missile attack over the town of Harra in Daraa, said the report. (Syria-Israel)

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SANAA -- Yemen's Houthi rebels on Wednesday threatened to target more Saudi airports, just hours after a Houthi cruise missile hit Saudi Abha airport and injured at least 26 people.

"Targeting Saudi Abha airport came in response to the continuing crimes by the Saudi-led military coalition airstrikes (on Yemen) and its unjust all-out blockade (on Yemen)," the Houthi TV al-Masirah quoted its group's military spokesman Yahya Sarea as saying. (Yemen-Saudi Arabia)

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AMMAN -- Jordan on Wednesday said any economic proposition cannot be an alternative to the desired political solution to the Palestinian issue.

The remarks were made by Minister of State for Media Affairs Jumana Ghunaimat who added that Jordan's position on the Palestinian issue is unwavering. (Jordan-Palestine) Enditem

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