Xinhua Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT, Aug. 14
BAGHDAD -- Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki will withdraw the complaint against the president, and is ready to give up the post of prime minister to Haider al-Abadi, media reported late on Thursday.
The decision came after a meeting between Maliki and Abadi under the mediation by Iraqi Vice President Khudhair al-Khuzaie and the former Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari, who is also a leading figure in the powerful Iraqi National Alliance, a major Shiite bloc, the reports said. (Iraq-PM)
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ADEN, Yemen -- A booby-trapped car went off Thursday evening in front of a security base in Yemen's southeastern province of Hadramout, leaving at least ten policemen injured, an army officer told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.
The huge blast rocked the Special Security Forces headquarters and the Presidential Palace in the coastal city of Mukalla in Hadramout province, the local army officer said, adding that the explosion was followed by heavy exchange of gunfire. (Yemen-Al- Qaida-Attacks)
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CAIRO -- At least seven people, including a police officer, were killed on Thursday in clashes between security forces and protesters supporting ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi across Egypt, state-run Ahram news website reported.
Morsi's loyalists have been staging anti-government protests nationwide to mark the first anniversary of the security dispersal of two major pro-Morsi sit-ins in Rabaa al-Adawiya Square in Cairo and Nahda Square in Giza, which left at least 1,000 people killed and thousands others arrested. (Egypt-Morsi-Protest)
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BAGHDAD -- A total of 25 people were killed and five others wounded in separate clashes between Iraqi security forces and extremist Sunni militant groups in Iraq on Thursday, security sources said.
Iraqi aircraft carried out two airstrikes on militants linked to the Islamic State group, an al-Qaida offshoot, near an airport outside the town of Duluiyah, some 90 km north of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, killing 15 militants and destroying five vehicles, a local police source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity. (Iraq-Sunni-Clash)