Xinhua Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT, Nov. 26

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TUNIS -- Tunisian Prime Minister-designate Habib Jemli said on Tuesday that the consultations on the formation of the government are going well.

Jemli said in a statement to the private radio station Shems FM that the new government will include young people and women. (Tunisia-Gov't Formation-PM)

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RIYADH -- The Saudi-led coalition involved in the war in Yemen announced on Tuesday the release of 200 Houthi prisoners.

Turki Al Maliki, the coalition spokesman, said in a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency that the decision aims to further implement the Stockholm Agreement which includes the exchange of prisoners. (Saudi-Houthis-Release)

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RAMALLAH -- Palestinian sources on Tuesday confirmed that a Palestinian inmate died while in the custody of Israel.

The Detainees Affairs Commission of the Palestine Liberation Organization said Sami Abu Diak, 36, died despite "long months of warning of his medical condition," accusing Israel of "medical negligence and willful killing." (Palestine-Inmate-Israel)

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BAGHDAD -- At least six civilians were killed and 17 others wounded Tuesday in three bombing attacks in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, an Interior Ministry official said.

"The latest reports said that a total of six people were killed and 17 others wounded in the three bomb explosions in the evening in Baghdad," the official told Xinhua on condition of anonymity. (Iraq-Baghdad Bombings-Deaths) Enditem

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