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 2020-08-13 02:49 

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Briefing of KUNA main news for Wednesday until 00:00 GMT...

2915386 KUWAIT - Kuwait's Ministry of Health said that 717 people tested positive for the novel Coronavirus (Covid-19), while three patients died of the disease in the past 24 hours. 2915420 BEIRUT - The Kuwaiti airlift continued transporting relief a...

 2020-08-13 02:28 

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Pentagon: bullets hit military chopper in Virginia, injuring one crew member...

WASHINGTON, Aug 12 (KUNA) -- A US Air Force helicopter was shot at from the ground and forced to make an emergency landing in Virginia, injuring at least one crew member, according to Pentagon officials. The UH-1N Huey helicopter, assigned to the 1st Heli...

 2020-08-13 02:17 

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Greek PM hopes Turkey would opt for negotiations over maritime zones dispute...

KUWAIT, Aug 12 (KUNA) -- Greece urged its neighbor Turkey to engage in serious talks to settle the escalating dispute over their maritime zones in the Aegean and the East Mediterranean. "We seek bridges of peace, good faith and cooperation with all,&#...

 2020-08-13 02:01 

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Egypt records 26 new coronavirus deaths, 129 infections...

CARIO, Aug 12 (KUNA) -- Egypt has reported 26 new coronavirus fatalities, raising the death toll up to 5,085, the Ministry of Health announced Wednesday. Moreover, 129 people were diagnosed with the deadly disease in the past 24 hours, pushing the toll up...

 2020-08-13 01:36 

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Coronavirus-hit nations update tallies...

KUWAIT, Aug 12 (KUNA) -- Governments announced their latest coronavirus updates on Wednesday as nations continue to battle the impacts of the deadly pandemic. Spain's cases rose by 1,690 to 329,784, the health ministry said on Wednesday. No virus-indu...

 2020-08-13 00:30 

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Crude oil prices jump over two pct while US stocks drop...

KUWAIT, Aug 12 (KUNA) -- Crude oil prices jumped over than two percent during Wednesday's trading after US government data showed a drop in oil stocks thus rising prospects of demand in the world's largest economy. Brent gained 95 cents, or 2.1 pe...

 2020-08-13 00:12 

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Friends of Sudan: full support for civilian transition in Sudan...

RIYADH, Aug 12 (KUNA) -- The Friends of Sudan reaffirmed on Wednesday their full political support for the civilian-led transition to democracy and peace. The Partners for Sustainable Peace in Sudan Declaration, meeting for the eighth time in Riyadh led b...

 2020-08-13 00:07 

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Arab Media Forum launches Lebanon support campaign...

KUWAIT, Aug 12 (KUNA) -- Arab Media Forum Authority launched on Wednesday, in cooperation with the Arab League, the largest online youth rally for humanity, themed "An Initiative For Lebanon," with participation of over 300 people from 19 Arab cou...

 2020-08-12 22:43 

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Kuwait's MoI constatly reviewing lists of voters - Min. Al-Saleh...

KUWAIT, Aug 12 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Interior Ministry is keen on constantly reviewing lists of voters to be in compliance with the electoral law, Minister Anas Al-Saleh said Wednesday. Al-Saleh, also Deputy Premier and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs, m...

 2020-08-12 21:27 

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France records 17 COVID-19 deaths, infections surge by 2,524...

PARIS, Aug 12 (KUNA) -- French health authorities on Wednesday registered 17 more deaths from COVID-19 as the total number of fatalities crept up to 30,371. France is facing a significant increase in virus cases and confirmed infections rose again Wednesd...

 2020-08-12 20:12 

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Britain suffers 77 COVID-19 deaths, 1,009 new cases...

KUWAIT, Aug 12 (KUNA) -- Britain on Wednesday reported 77 fatalities of the novel Coronavirus to push the death toll in this European country to 46,706, the Health Ministry said. Some 1,009 more people contracted the virus in the past 24 hours to raise th...

 2020-08-12 20:06 

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Algeria reports 11 COVID-19 deaths, 495 infections...

ALGIERS, Aug 12 (KUNA) -- Algerian Ministry of Health said Wednesday that 11 people died of the novel Coronavirus (Covid-19), while 495 others tested positive for the virus. Thus, the total number of registered cases edged up to 36,699, while the deat tol...

 2020-08-12 20:01 

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Jordan confirms 20 new Covid-19 cases, total at 1,303...

AMMAN, Aug 12 (KUNA) -- Jordan Wednesday reported 20 new Coronavirus (Covid-19) cases, bringing the kingdom's total number of confirmed cases to 1,303. The Jordanian Premiership and Health Ministry said in a joint statement that the latest infections ...

 2020-08-12 19:51 

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Iraq: 57 deaths, 3,441 coronavirus infections...

BAGHDAD, Aug 12 (KUNA) -- Iraqi Ministry of Health reported on Wednesday 57 deaths and 3,441 new infections, raising the cases to 160,436. It also said in a statement that Baghdad registered the highest number of infections. The number of deaths reached 5...

 2020-08-12 19:50 

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Italy Covid-19 cases up by 481 to 251,713...

ROME, Aug 12 (KUNA) -- Italy said on Wednesday the novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) cases rose by 481, while virus fatalities increased by 10. The caseload has now shot up to 251,713 and the death toll hit 35,225, the health ministry said in its daily virus u...

 2020-08-12 19:38 

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Jordan closing border with Syria after local COVID-19 infections spike...

AMMAN, Aug 12 (KUNA) -- Jordan announced Wednesday the closure of its land borders with Syria for a week, coinciding with the increase in local infections with COVID-19 the majority of which are coming across the border. This was brought up in a statement...

 2020-08-12 19:32 

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Luxembourg reports 58 new coronavirus cases...

BRUSSELS, Aug 12 (KUNA) -- Some 58 more coronavirus infections were reported in Luxembourg Wednesday, according to the latest updates announced by the country's Ministry of Health. This brings the total number of coronavirus cases to 7,300 in the coun...

 2020-08-12 18:50 

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Bahrain records single death and 407 new infections...

KUWAIT, Aug 12 (KUNA) -- Bahraini Ministry of Health declared on Wednesday that one person has died due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and 407 others were infected. The number of deaths went up to 166 cases, while there are now 3,134 active cases, th...

 2020-08-12 18:46 

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Qatar reports couple of deaths and 292 COVID-19 infections...

DOHA, Aug 12 (KUNA) -- The Qatari Health Ministry on Wednesday stated two people were killed due to coronavirus and 292 new fatalities were reported. It said in a statement that the deaths rose to 190, whereas total infections pushed up to reach 113,938 c...

 2020-08-12 18:13 

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Kuwaiti airlift supporting Lebanon for 8th consecutive day...

BEIRUT, Aug 12 (KUNA) -- The Kuwaiti airlift continued on Wednesday transporting relief and humanitarian needs to Lebanon for the eighth consecutive day, with the arrival of two planes carrying about 100 tons of urgent needs, following a recent explosion ...

 2020-08-12 18:07 

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Egypt condemns Turkey's attack on Iraq military vehicle...

CAIRO, Aug 12 (KUNA) -- Egypt on Wednesday denounced a recent Turkish drone attack on an Iraqi Border Guard vehicle at a border area in northern Iraq, killing several Iraqi soldiers. "This is an unacceptable breach of Iraq's sovereignty and a fres...

 2020-08-12 16:58 

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UAE confirms 246 new coronavirus cases, total at 63,212...

KUWAIT, Aug 12 (KUNA) -- The United Arab Emirates declared on Wednesday that 246 people were tested positive for (COVID-19), rising the total to 63,212 cases. The ministry, in a statement carried by UAE news agency (WAM), said that recovered cases reached...

 2020-08-12 16:36 

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Norway reports 66 more coronavirus cases...

BRUSSELS, Aug 12 (KUNA) -- The total number of coronavirus cases in Norway on Wednesday totalled 9,750, after 66 new cases were confirmed. These figures were published by the Norwegian Health Institute today,No new death from coronavirus in Norway was rep...

 2020-08-12 16:34 

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Turkish seismic vessel starts research in E. Mediterranean...

ISTANBUL, Aug 12 (KUNA) -- Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Fatih Donmez announced the start of the Oruc Reis Turkish vessel of two-dimensional seismic survey work in the eastern Mediterranean. Oruc Reis takes x-rays of seas, until August ...

 2020-08-12 16:19 

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Saudi Arabia confirms 36 deaths, 1,569 infections...

RIYADH, Aug 12 (KUNA) -- Saudi Arabia reported Wednesday that 36 people were killed due to coronavirus and 1,569 new infections were reported. The Ministry of Health stated in a statement that the total number of deaths rose to 3,269, while infections wen...

 2020-08-12 16:15 

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Kuwait Min. greets youth on anti-Covid-19 efforts...

KUWAIT, Aug 12 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Muhammad Al-Jabri said Wednesday Kuwaiti youth have proven their competence in the Coronavirus pandemicThe minister said in a statement marking the World Yout...

 2020-08-12 15:42 

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Kuwait confirms 717 new Covid-19 cases, three deaths...

By Mohammad Al-KanderiKUWAIT, Aug 12 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Ministry of Health said Wednesday that 717 people tested positive for the novel Coronavirus (Covid-19), while three patients died of the disease in the past 24 hours. The fresh figures bring the ...

 2020-08-12 15:34 

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 2020-08-12 15:27 

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Briefing of KUNA main news for Wednesday until 12:00 GMT...

KUWAIT -- Kuwait Ministry of Health says 692 people recovered from the coronavirus in the past 24 hours to raise total recoveries to 65,451. KUWAIT -- Kuwait MPs Khalil Abul and Ouda Al-Ruwaiee submit an interpellation motion against Minister of Education...

 2020-08-12 15:15 

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Kuwait Deputy Amir receives cable from Zambian Pres....

KUWAIT, Aug 12 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Deputy Amir and Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received on Wednesday a cable from President of Zambia Edgar Lungu, inquiring about the health of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al...

 2020-08-12 15:04 

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Arab Media Forum launches Lebanon support campaign...

KUWAIT, Aug 12 (KUNA) -- The Arab Media Forum Authority launched on Wednesday, in cooperation with the Arab League, the largest remote youth rally for humanity, themed "For Lebanon Initiative" in support of Lebanese people, due to the massive expl...

 2020-08-12 14:57 

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COVID-19 sickens 274 people in Switzerland...

GENEVA, Aug 12 (KUNA) -- Switzerland reported on Wednesday 274 new coronavirus cases, pushing the total up to 37,000. The Swiss health authorities stated in a statement that deaths tally went up to 1,714 cases after registering a single death during the l...

 2020-08-12 14:28 

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Covid-19 kills 188, infects 2,510 in Iran...

TEHRAN, Aug 12 (KUNA) -- Iranian health authorities on Wdnesday confirmed 188 additional fatalities and 2,510 more cases of the novel Coronavirus, known as Covid-19. The fresh figures bring Iran's death toll and overall infections with the viral illne...

 2020-08-12 14:01 

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Arab League, Arab Parliament condemn Turkey's attack on Iraq...

CAIRO, Aug 12 (KUNA) -- Arab League Secretary General Ahmad Abul Gheit condemned Wednesday Turkey's repeated violations of Iraq's sovereignty. Abul Gheit denounced in the strong terms Turkey's attack of a common border area with Iraq killing t...

 2020-08-12 13:53 

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Taliban attacks kill 10 security members E. Afghanistan - officials...

ISLAMABAD, Aug 12 (KUNA) -- At least 10 Afghan security force members were killed in two separate attacks by Taliban rebels in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province and western Badghis province, said officials on Wednesday. Nangarhar provincial gov...

 2020-08-12 13:43 

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Singapore confirms 42 new Coronavirus infections...

KUALA LAMPUR, Aug 12 (KUNA) -- Singapore confirmed on Wednesday 42 new Coronavirus infections, taking the total number to 55,395 cases. The health authorities said in a statement, that no new deaths were recorded, the total death toll remains at 27. The a...

 2020-08-12 13:41 

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Austria: one death, 194 new COVID-19 cases...

VIENNA, Aug 12 (KUNA) -- Austrian authorities announced Wednesday one death, and 194 new Coronavirus (COVID-19), raising the total number of infections in the country to 22,371. In a statement, Health Ministry said that number of deaths due to COVID-19 re...

 2020-08-12 13:25 

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Kuwait Deputy Amir, Crown Prince receives Chairman of KUNA...

KUWAIT, Aug 12 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Deputy Amir and Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, received on Wednesday at Bayan Palace, Kuwait News Agency's Board Chairman and Director General Sheikh Mubarak Duaij Al-Ibrahim Al-Sabah. (...

 2020-08-12 13:24 

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US records 46,808 new coronavirus cases, Brazil's new cases top 52,000...

KUWAIT, Aug 12 (KUNA) -- The US recorded in the past 24 hours almost 47,000 new coronavirus cases, whereas Brazil's new cases topped 52,000. According to Johns Hopkins University Wednesday, the US recorded 46,808 new coronavirus cases and 1,074 deaths...

 2020-08-12 13:23 

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Arab Media Leaders stress necessity of having qualified media professionals...

KUWAIT, Aug 12 (KUNA) -- Participants in Arab Media Leaders Forum, dubbed "Crises of Arab Media and Ways to Overcome them," stressed necessity of adopting media education in Arab world in order to have professional journalists. During his remarks ...

 2020-08-12 13:16 

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Two Kuwaiti MPs submit grilling montion against Education Min....

KUWAIT, Aug 12 (KUNA) -- Kuwait MPs Khalil Abul and Ouda Al-Ruwaiee submitted Wednesday an interpellation motion against Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Education Dr. Saud Al-Harbi, speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim said. Al-Ghanim, speaking to the p...

 2020-08-12 12:56 

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Kuwait Deputy Amir, Crown Prince receives parliament speaker...

KUWAIT, Aug 12 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Deputy Amir and Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received, at Bayan Palace Wednesday, National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim. (end)bs...

 2020-08-12 12:54 

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Unpreceded hike in Covid-19 cases since last May in Germany...

BERLIN, Aug 12 (KUNA) -- The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) - the public health institute in Germany - Wednesday announced an unpreceded hike in the daily infections of Coronavirus (Covid-19) since May. PKI said in a press statement that hospitals all over t...

 2020-08-12 12:47 

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Kuwait Deputy FM underlines importance of Kuwait-Iraq cmte meet...

KUWAIT, Aug 12 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah Wednesday underlined importance of Kuwait-Iraq Joint Committee meeting, due end of this month. Al-Jarallah made the remarks while chairing a meeting consisting representatives of g...

 2020-08-12 12:37 

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Kuwait Deputy Amir, Crown Prince congratulates Fin. Min. on house trust...

KUWAIT, Aug 12 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Deputy Amir and Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah congratulated Finance Minister Barrak Al-Shaitan for winning the parliament's confidence on Wednesday. He commended Al-Shaitan for his answe...

 2020-08-12 12:31 

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Kuwait parliament rejects no-confidence motion against Fin. Min....

KUWAIT, Aug 12 (KUNA) -- The National Assembly, or parliament, in Kuwait rejected Wednesday a no-confidence motion against Minister of Finance Barrak Al-Shaitan with 32 members supporting him. Al-Shaitan was opposed by 12 members while three lawmakers abs...

 2020-08-12 12:20 

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Kuwait Deputy Amir, Crown Prince congratulates Belarus Pres. on relection...

KUWAIT, Aug 12 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Deputy Amir and Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah extended Wednesday greetings of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko on his r...

 2020-08-12 11:49 

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China registers 25 new coronavirus cases...

KUWAIT, Aug 12 (KUNA) -- China said Wednesday 25 people tested positive for the coronavirus in the past 24 hours, 16 of them came from abroad, while there were no death cases registered. Xinhua news agency, monitored in Kuwait, quoted the National Health ...

 2020-08-12 11:45 

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Wearing of masks in Brussels region mandatory from today...

BRUSSELS, Aug 12 (KUNA) -- The wearing of face mask in the public is now compulsory in all of the Brussels-Capital region from Wednesday, Rudi Vervoort the region's minister-president, said in a statement. He explained that the new measure was taken a...

 2020-08-12 11:43 

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Kuwait MoH: 692 people recover from coronavirus, tally at 65,451...

KUWAIT, Aug 12 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Ministry of Health said Wednesday 692 people recovered from the coronavirus in the past 24 hours to raise total recoveries to 65,451. The ministry added in a statement to KUNA the new recoveries were confirmed following nec...

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