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Xinhua Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT, Feb. 4

05 Feb 2023, 08:18 GMT+10

JERUSALEM -- Tens of thousands of Israelis demonstrated Saturday evening in several cities to protest the government's plan to reform the judicial system.

The largest protest is being held in the coastal city of Tel Aviv, which was attended by thousands of people. (Israel-Protest-Judicial Reform)

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TRIPOLI -- Several members of the Libyan House of Representatives, or the parliament, on Saturday expressed concern about the country's current political stalemate.

The members made their remarks in a meeting with the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Libya Abdoulaye Bathily, during which they shared their perspectives on ways to push forward the country's political process. (Libya-Political Stalemate-Concern)

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CAIRO -- Former Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail died on Saturday at the age of 67, Egypt's official news agency MENA reported.

Ismail had a disease in the digestive system, according to earlier official media reports.

Ismail served as the country's prime minister between 2015 and 2018. He was minister of petroleum and mineral resources from 2013 to 2015. (Egypt-Former PM-Death)

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