Xinhua Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT, July 2

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RIYADH -- Saudi-led coalition involved in a war in Yemen announced on Tuesday that Houthi militia attacked the Abha International Airport in the southern province of Saudi Arabia, injuring nine civilians.

According to a statement by the coalition spokesperson, Col. Turki Al Maliki, eight of the victims are Saudis, while the ninth is Indian. He revealed that all injuries are initially stable and were all transferred to hospitals. (Saudi-Yemen)

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ALGIERS -- Speaker of the People's National Council (Lower House of Parliament) in Algeria, Mouad Bouchareb, resigned from his post, state media reported on Tuesday quoting a statement of the parliament.

On Monday, a group of members of parliament prevented the holding of a plenary session of an assembly to demand the departure of Bouchareb, "in order to preserve the stability of the legislature, and the country." (Algeria-Resignation)

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SANAA -- Yemen's Houthi rebels said on Tuesday that they had carried out 26 attacks against military targets at Saudi Arabia airports over the past two months.

A statement by Houthi military spokesman Yahya Sarea said that "21 attacks were carried out by bomb-laden drones and five other attacks by missiles." (Yemen-Houthis-Saudi Arabia)

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KHARTOUM -- The Rapid Support Forces (RSF), which belongs to the Sudanese army, said on Tuesday that one of its soldiers was killed and 29 others injured during popular protests in Sudan on Sunday.

"The RSF is an apparent target," Jamal Jumma Adam, RSF's spokesman, said at a press conference in the capital Khartoum. (Sudan-Protests-Soldiers) Enditem

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