Xinhua Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT, July 8

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TEHRAN -- The spokesman for Atomic Energy Organization of Iran announced that the Islamic republic crossed the limit of 3.67 percent, to higher level, in concentration of nuclear enrichment on Monday.

Behrooz Kamalvandi said that Iran will aim at production of 20 percent uranium enrichment in the next step if the signatories to the 2015 nuclear deal do not help Iran benefit from the economic privileges of the deal, according to Tasnim news agency. (Iran-Uranium Enrichment)

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ISTANBUL -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that preparations for the delivery of Russian-made S-400 air defence systems are continuing and their loading works are in progress.

Speaking to the press in Istanbul prior to his departure for Bosnia Herzegovina, Erdogan said the S-400 missiles will be brought to Turkey by plane, as the Turkish Ministry of Defense and the General Staff are deciding on their locations. (Turkey-S400)

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CAIRO -- Egyptian Antiquities Ministry criticized on Monday the British authorities for providing no support to halt the sale of the Egyptian artifacts, adding that it hired a British lawyer to file a lawsuit to restore the sold pieces.

Egypt's National Committee for Retrieving Smuggled Antiquities held a meeting to discuss legal measures against a British auction house, which sold some Egyptian artifacts in London last week. (Egypt-Britain-Antiquities)

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SANAA -- Yemen's Houthi rebels said they attacked airport and Tahamah power plant in Saudi Arabia's southern city of Abha on Monday night, using bomb-laden drones, the rebels' al-Masirah satellite TV channel reported.

The drones hit the targets in the airport and the power plant, the television said, citing a statement by the group's military spokesman. (Yemen) Enditem

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