Xinhua Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT, Aug. 2

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ADEN, Yemen -- The United Nations announced Tuesday that Yemen's internationally-recognized government and the Houthi militia have agreed to renew the ongoing nationwide truce for another two months.

"I am pleased to announce that the parties have agreed to extend the truce under the same terms for an additional two months from August 2 until October 2," UN Special Envoy for Yemen Hans Grundberg said in a written statement released on the UN website. (UN-Yemen-Truce Extension)

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JERUSALEM -- Israel has approved a plan to allow Palestinian passengers to use Ramon International Airport in southern Israel, local news site Ynet reported Tuesday.

The first charter flight for Palestinian passengers under the plan will be bound for the Turkish city of Antalya in later August, it noted. (Israel-Palestine-Airport)

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KUWAIT CITY -- Kuwait officially dissolved parliament in an Amiri decree issued on Tuesday, according to the Kuwait News Agency.

The parliament was dissolved in order to correct the political scene where there were differences, conflicts, and preferences for personal interests that threaten national unity, said Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah in his decree. (Kuwait-Parliament Dissolution)

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TEHRAN -- The Iranian foreign minister said Tuesday that the country's move to inject gas into hundreds of new centrifuges was a response to U.S. fresh sanctions against Iran's oil trade.

Hossein Amir-Abdollahian made the remarks in an address to reporters on the sidelines of a ceremony, reported the official news agency IRNA. (Iran-Nuke Move-Sanctions) Enditem

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