Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, Feb. 12

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UNITED NATIONS -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday reiterated the rejection of a newly released U.S. Middle East peace plan, calling it an "Israeli-American proposal."

"I have come to you on behalf of 13 million Palestinians to call for a just peace. That is all. I have come to you today to reaffirm the Palestinian position that rejects the Israeli-American proposal," Abbas told the UN Security Council, which met to discuss the U.S. plan. (UN-Abbas-US)

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SKOPJE -- The Parliament of North Macedonia on Tuesday ratified the NATO Accession Protocol with all 114 MPs present voting in favor.

The delayed action law will enter into force after Spain completes the procedure for ratifying the accession protocol which makes North Macedonia the 30th member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). (Macedonia-NATO-Ratification)

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GENEVA -- The International Health Regulations Emergency Committee for Ebola virus disease will meet to assess whether the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) continues to constitute a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC).

At a press briefing here on Tuesday, World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that regardless of the Emergency Committee's recommendation, the world needs to continue to fund the Ebola response. (WHO-Ebola-Progress)

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ADEN, Yemen -- A missile attack was carried out by the Houthi rebels against a government army base in Yemen's southern province of Abyan on Tuesday, killing 3 soldiers and injuring 15 others, a security official told Xinhua.

"The Houthi rebels fired a ballistic missile against the Amajed army base located in the district of Lawdar, northeast of Abyan, causing a huge explosion in the area," the local security source said on condition of anonymity. (Yemen-Houthi-Attack) Enditem

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