May 29 Middle East news summary at 2400 GMT


YemenAMMAN — King Abdullah II of Jordan appointed Hani al Mulqi as prime minister, the state-run PETRA news agency reported. (Jordan-PM)
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TEHRAN, May 29 (Xinhua) — The Iranian legislators picked Ali Larijani as the interim speaker of the new Majlis (parliament) on Sunday. (Iran-Parliament)
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ADEN — At least 18 soldiers loyal to Yemen’s government and 20 fighters of the Shiite Houthi group during intense fighting in the country’s southeastern province of Shabwa on Sunday, a military official told Xinhua. (Yemen-fighting)
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JERUSALEM — A vote to approve Israeli hard-liner, Avigdor Lieberman, as defense minister was put off on Sunday night, amidst disputes in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s newly-expanded right-wing coalition. (Israel-defense-minister) Enditem

Source: Xinhua/

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