Aug. 15 Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT


ANKARA — Two police officers and one civilian were killed when a car bomb detonated near a traffic police station in Turkey’s southeastern province of Diyarbakir, local media reported.
Twenty-five people, including eight police, were also wounded in that blast at the police station in Sukurlu, a village in Diyarbakir, Dogan News Agency reported. (Turkey-Explosion)
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SANAA — At least 20 people were killed and 15 others wounded when the Saudi-led warplanes attacked a hospital operated by the humanitarian association Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Yemen’s northwest province of Hajja on Monday, a MSF spokeswoman and an eyewitness told Xinhua.
“It is confirmed that a Saudi-led airstrike today hit a hospital run by MSF team since July 2015 in Abbs district,” MSF spokeswoman Malak Shahir told Xinhua. (Yemen-Airstrike)
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BAGHDAD — Iraq’s parliament approved on Monday five cabinet members under a reshuffle presented by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, as part of his reforms aimed at fighting corruption, state TV reported.
The lawmakers voted in the ministers of oil, water resources, construction and housing, higher education, and transport, but they failed to vote in a candidate for the ministry of trade, the state-run channel of Iraqiya said. (Iraq-Parliament-Cabinet)
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ANKARA — Turkey summoned Sweden’s charge d’affaires in Ankara on Monday after Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom made an online comment that Turkey considers “scandalous.”
“It is scandalous that a foreign minister posts such a tweet based on false news or speculation,” Cavusoglu said during a televised appearance, referring to a tweet on Sunday by his Swedish counterpart that said Turkey allows sex with children under 15. (Turkey-Sweden-Relations) Enditem

Source: Xinhua/News Ghana

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