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AMMAN -- King Abdullah II of Jordan on Sunday approved a reshuffle in the government of Jordanian Prime Minister Bisher Al Khasawneh.

The new ministers were sworn in before the king, according to a Royal Court statement. (Jordan-Cabinet)

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KABUL -- Five people were killed and five others wounded in militants' direct attacks in Afghanistan on Sunday, the latest in a string of targeted killings in the Asian country, according to an independent war monitoring group.

In the western Herat province, Jowzi Alizai, a tribal elder and his son and nephew were killed by gunmen in Ghoryan district, Reduction in Violence (RiV) group reported on its website. (Afghanistan-Targeted Killings)

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RIYADH -- The Saudi-led coalition involved in a war in Yemen announced on Sunday the start of a military operation against the Houthi militia in Yemen, Al Ekhbariya local TV reported.

The operation focuses on Houthi targets in Sanaa and some Yemeni governorates. The operation is a response to the recent escalation of Houthis drone and missile attacks against Saudi Arabia's cities, according to the report. (Saudi-Yemen)

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ALGIERS -- Seven people died and three others went missing amid floods that hit the northern region of Algeria on Saturday overnight.

According to a statement of Algerian civil protection authorities on Sunday, the heavy rain that poured over Chlef province caused the flooding of the Meknes River, and three cars were swept away. Seven people, including two women and two children, were killed. (Algeria-Flood)

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