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 2020-07-08 02:56 

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

KUWAIT -- KGOC: All oil operations in the joint Al-Wafra Zone are proceeding without any obstacles. AMMAN -- An Arab ministerial meeting confirms full support to the Palestinians in fulfilling all their legitimate rights. ISTANBUL -- Turkey's Defense ...

 2020-07-08 02:49 

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Trump says US will "never close"...

KUWAIT, July 7 (KUNA) -- US President Donald Trump said Tuesday his country is not closing and will "never close" due to the outbreak of coronavirus. During an event at the White House, Trump reiterated, "It's time to stay open. We're ...

 2020-07-08 02:12 

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Interior Min. lauds Kuwait Society of Lawyers...

KUWAIT, July 7 (KUNA) -- Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Anas Al-Saleh on Tuesday appreciated the constructive role of Kuwait Society of Layers in serving the issues in the country. This came while Al-Saleh was receiving president of the Socie...

 2020-07-08 01:53 

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Turkey, Italy stress need for political solution to Libya crisis...

ISTANBUL, July 7 (KUNA) -- Turkey's Defense Minister Hulusi Akar and his Italian counterpart Lorenzo Guerini discussed a range of regional issues in Ankara on Tuesday. Hailing the talks as "sincere and constructive," Akar said, "We exchang...

 2020-07-08 01:06 

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Mauritania reports two coronavirus-related death, 76 cases...

RABAT, July 7 (KUNA) -- The Mauritanian Ministry of Health announced Tuesday two more fatalities from the novel coronavirus (Covid-19), which brought the death toll to 135. In his daily presser, Director of the Ministry's Public Health Dept. Ould Al-Z...

 2020-07-08 01:01 

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Egypt confirms 67 virus-related deaths, 1,057 cases...

CAIRO, July 7 (KUNA) -- The Egyptian Health Ministry on Tuesday confirmed 67 fatalities from the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) and 1,057 more cases over the past 24 hours. The figures brought the country's death toll from the pandemic to 3,489 and the ...

 2020-07-08 00:29 

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Egypt: Continued disparities on GERD...

CAIRO, July 7 (KUNA) -- Egyptian Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources affirmed Tuesday that there are continuous differences amongst Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia on addressing measures regarding drought in relation to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Da...

 2020-07-08 00:19 

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US begins formal withdrawal from WHO...

WASHINGTON, July 7 (KUNA) -- US Administration, on Tuesday, has notified the UN that it is formally withdrawing from the World Health Organization (WHO). The Washington Post quoted a senior US official as saying that the notice of withdrawal was delivered...

 2020-07-07 23:58 

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UNSC discusses promoting human rights, protecting civilians...

KUWAIT, July 7 (KUNA) -- The UN Security Council discussed on Tuesday contributions of the UN peace process to boosting and protecting human rights, and challenges facing human rights as well as ways of addressing them. Addressing the Council during a vir...

 2020-07-07 23:23 

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Yemen reports 13 virus cases, 3 deaths...

ADEN, July 7 (KUNA) -- The Yemeni health authorities on Tuesday confirmed 13 more infections with the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) over the past 24 hours, bringing the country's caseload to 1,297. Three patients have succumbed to the illness, raising ...

 2020-07-07 23:17 

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Covid-19 claims 3 lives, infects 228 people in Morocco...

RABAT, July 7 (KUNA) -- The Moroccan Ministry of Health reported three more deaths from the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) and 228 infections over the past 24 hours. The figures took the death toll from the pandemic in the Kingdom to 240 and the caseload to...

 2020-07-07 23:02 

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Greece reports one virus fatality, 27 cases...

KUWAIT, July 7 (KUNA) - Greece's National Public Health Organization (NPHO) said Tuesday that one person died from the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) and 27 others caught the illness over the past 24 hours. The figures have taken the death toll to193 an...

 2020-07-07 22:52 

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US pays Novavax USD 1.6 bln for COVID-19 vaccine...

WASHINGTON, July 7 (KUNA) -- The US government, on Tuesday, granted USD 1.6 billion to Novavax company to test and manufacture a possible COVID-19 vaccine by the end of 2020. The biotechnology company said in a statement that it was chosen to participate ...

 2020-07-07 22:44 

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Min. Al-Jabri: Kuwait media highly appreciated by world...

KUWAIT, July 7 (KUNA) -- Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Mohammad Al-Jabri stressed on Tuesday the valued role of Kuwaiti media on a global scale. Al-Jabri made the statement while inaugurating Kuwait's first media foru...

 2020-07-07 22:40 

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Turkey reports 19 virus-related deaths, 1,053 cases...

KUWAIT, July 7 (KUNA) -- The Turkish health authorities registered 1,053 new infection cases of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) over the past 24 hours, bringing the tally to 207,897. The country's death toll from the pandemic rose to 5,260, with 19 n...

 2020-07-07 22:33 

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WHO: COVID-19 first wave not over yet...

GENEVA, July 7 (KUNA) -- The World Health Organization (WHO) Director General, Tedros Ghebreyesus, affirmed Tuesday that the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is not over yet. "The virus infection rates during the last weekend all over the world amo...

 2020-07-07 22:21 

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Algeria reports nine virus-related deaths, 475 cases...

ALGIERS, July 7 (KUNA) -- The Algerian health authorities said Tuesday that nine more people died from complications relating to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) and 475 others tested positive for the illness over the past 24 hours. The figures have taken...

 2020-07-07 22:19 

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OECD warns COVID-19 will hurt employment until end of '21...

PARIS, July 7 (KUNA) -- Due to the impact of coronavirus, low employment levels and high unemployment are likely to remain with the world economies until the end of 2021 despite some signs of a stabilisation of jobless levels, the Organisation for Economi...

 2020-07-07 22:12 

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Romania suffers 31 virus deaths, 397 infections...

VIENNA, July 7 (KUNA) -- The Romanian health authorities reported Tuesday that 31 more people died from the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) and 397 others caught the illness over the past 24 hours. The figures have taken the death toll to 1,799 and the overa...

 2020-07-07 21:58 

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Italy suffers 30 virus deaths, 137 infections...

ROME, July 7 (KUNA) -- The Italian Ministry of Health reported Tuesday that 30 more people died from the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) and 137 others tested positive for it over the past 24 hours. The figures have taken the death toll to 34,899 and the cas...

 2020-07-07 21:52 

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French COVID-19 deaths rise 13, totalling 29,933...

PARIS, July 7 (KUNA) -- French COVID-19 deaths increased by 13 on Tuesday to total 29,933 compared to Monday, the Health Ministry announced in a statement. The latest death toll takes into account 35 deaths in hospital over the past 24 hours adjusted with...

 2020-07-07 20:11 

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Luxembourg: 61 more cases of coronavirus...

BRUSSELS, July 7 (KUNA) -- The Ministry of Health in Luxembourg in its latest update Tuesday reported 61 new coronavirus cases raising the total to 4,603. No further death from Covid-19 was reported and the death toll remains at 110. Three coronavirus pat...

 2020-07-07 20:10 

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Spain records 4 deaths, 341 infections...

MADRID, July 7 (KUNA) -- Spanish health ministry announced on Tuesday four deaths and 341 coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours. In a statement, the ministry affirmed that PCR test resulted in raising the number of infection cases to 252,130, while ...

 2020-07-07 20:06 

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UN official: Kuwait combating false information...

KUWAIT, July 7 (KUNA) -- Director of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees' (UNHCR) Office in Kuwait Dr. Samer Haddadin, stressed the importance of the measures taken by Kuwait to combat rumors, false information and what arouses hate spee...

 2020-07-07 20:04 

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EU welcomes China's membership to the Arms Trade Treaty...

BRUSSELS, July 7 (KUNA) -- The European Union Tuesday welcomed that China has become the 107th State Party to the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), saying it is an important development. "By acceding to the ATT, China, an important arms exporter, contributes t...

 2020-07-07 19:57 

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"Kuwait in Ottoman Documents" book gifted to Kuwait Amir...

KUWAIT, July 7 (KUNA) -- The State of Kuwait Ambassador to Turkey Ghassan Al-Zawawi on Tuesday received from the center of historic research of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation a copy of the book, "Kuwait in Ottoman Documents," addressed as...

 2020-07-07 19:50 

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Kuwait Amir condoles with Saudi King on demise of Prince Khaled...

KUWAIT, July 7 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent a cable of condolences on Tuesday to Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz on demise of Prince Khaled bin Saud bin Abdulaziz, praying for his soul and expressing solace ...

 2020-07-07 19:45 

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COVID-19 infects Brazilian president...

WASHINGTON, July 7 (KUNA) -- Brazilian President Bolsonaro has tested positive for COVID-19, he told reporters on Tuesday. Bolsonaro himself announced the result, speaking on Brazilian TV channels Tuesday. "Everyone knew that it would reach a consider...

 2020-07-07 19:24 

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Iraq: 118 deaths, 2,426 coronavirus infections...

BAGHDAD, July 7 (KUNA) -- Iraqi Health Ministry registered on Tuesday 118 deaths due to COVID-19 and 2,426 persons tested positive of the virus in the past 24 hours. The ministry stated that the tally of cases reached 64,701, while the capital Baghdad wit...

 2020-07-07 19:22 

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Lebanon: 22 new coronavirus cases...

BEIRUT, July 7 (KUNA) -- Lebanon declared on Tuesday recording 22 new coronavirus cases raising the tally to 1,907. Lebanese Ministry of Health said in its daily report about the pandemic that no death cases were reported during the past 24 hour, a mainta...

 2020-07-07 19:21 

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UK records 155 new COVID-19 fatalities, death toll 44,391...

KUWAIT, July 7 (KUNA) -- The Department of Health and Social Care reported Tuesday that 155 more people died from COVID-19, increasing the death toll to 44,391. The ministry said in a press statement that 581 infections were registered over the past 24 ho...

 2020-07-07 19:20 

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Oil operations in Al-Wafra proceeding smoothly -- KGOC...

KUWAIT, July 7 (KUNA) -- All oil operations of the Kuwaiti Gulf Oil Company (KGOC) in the joint Al-Wafra zone are proceeding according to plan with no obstacles whatsoever, the company said in a statement on Tuesday. The company denied as false speculatio...

 2020-07-07 18:57 

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Jordan: two new coronavirus cases...

AMMAN, July 7 (KUNA) -- Jordan declared on Tuesday registering two new infections with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) putting tally of contaminations with the germ at 1,169 since outbreak of the pandemic in the kingdom months ago. Health Minister Saad J...

 2020-07-07 18:50 

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Tunisia registers six COVID-19 infections, total 1,205...

KUWAIT, July 7 (KUNA) -- The Tunisian Ministry of Health announced Tuesday that six "imported" COVID-19 infections were registered over the past 24 hours, with a total of 1,205 cases. The ministry said in a statement that 258 tests were conducted,...

 2020-07-07 18:27 

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Kuwait FM calls German counterpart discussing ties, issues...

KUWAIT, July 7 (KUNA) -- Foreign Minister Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah on Tuesday telephoned his German counterpart Heiko Maas discussing the solid bilateral relations between the two friendly countries and means of boosting these ties fur...

 2020-07-07 17:54 

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KFAS rewards Al-Hamad, Al-Ojairi for their efforts...

KUWAIT, July 7 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Foundation for Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) rewarded Tuesday Kuwaiti Astronomer Dr. Saleh Al-Ojairi and chairman of Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD) Abdullateef Al-Hamad due to their great and intelle...

 2020-07-07 17:32 

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Bahrain 454 more infections with COVID-19...

KUWAIT, July 7 (KUNA) -- Bahrain's health ministry on Tuesday said the novel coronavirus infected 454 more people during the past hours. It said in a statement that 529 patients were cured of the infectious disease, adding that total recoveries amount...

 2020-07-07 17:28 

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UAE confirms 532 COVID-19 infections, total 52,600...

KUWAIT, July 7 (KUNA) -- UAE announced Tuesday that 532 COVID-19 infections were registered over the past 24 hours, with a total of 52,600 cases. UAE Ministry of Health and Protection revealed in a press statement, carried out by Emirates News Agency, tha...

 2020-07-07 17:27 

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Arab meeting confirms standing with Palestine, rejecting Israeli annex plans...

AMMAN, July 7 (KUNA) -- An Arab ministerial meeting confirmed, Tuesday, full stand by the Palestinians in fulfilling all their legitimate rights, of having an independent state with East Jerusalem as its capital. The meeting also stressed the rejection of...

 2020-07-07 17:24 

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Coronavirus kills, infects more people in Europe...

VIENNA, July 7 (KUNA) -- Czech authorities declared on Tuesday recording 51 new infection cases with the contagious virus, COVID-19, noting that whole count of contaminations with the bug swelled to 12,566. Czech ministry of health said in a statement tha...

 2020-07-07 17:08 

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Rampant human rights violations in Syria -- UN...

GENEVA, July 7 (KUNA) -- The UN Syria Commission of Inquiry on Tuesday said that Syrian children, women and men endured unfathomable suffering during a military campaign launched late 2019 by pro-government forces to re-take the last remaining areas under...

 2020-07-07 17:04 

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S. Arabia: 49 new deaths due to COVID-19 infection...

RIYADH, July 7 (KUNA) -- Saudi Arabia declared on Tuesday recording 49 new deaths as a result of infection with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in addition to 3,392 positive cases in the past hours. Saudi Ministry of Health said in a statement total numb...

 2020-07-07 16:59 

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Kuwait FM heads delegation discussing Israel's annexation declaration...

KUWAIT, July 7 (KUNA) -- Minister of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah headed Kuwait's delegation at an Arab-level meeting to discuss Israel's announcement of measures to annex parts of the West Bank and the Jorda...

 2020-07-07 16:33 

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France, Germany, Egypt, Jordan rebuff Israel's new land annexation scheme...

PARIS, July 7 (KUNA) -- The foreign ministers of France, Germany, Egypt and Jordan jointly affirmed on Tuesday that Israel's planned annexation of more lands of the 1967 occupied territories would be tantamount to breaching the international law and t...

 2020-07-07 16:12 

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 2020-07-07 16:11 

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Iran: 200 new deaths with COVID-19...

TEHRAN, July 7 (KUNA) -- Iranian Ministry of Health declared on Tuesday registering 200 new deaths due to infection with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) during past 24 hours. Spokesperson of the ministry Dr. Sima Lari said in a statement, with the new de...

 2020-07-07 16:03 

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Netherlands: 422 new coronavirus cases in last 7 days...

BRUSSELS, July 7 (KUNA) -- Up to 422 more people were reported to have tested positive for coronavirus in the Netherlands during the last seven days raising the total number of infections to 50,694. This figure was released by the Dutch National Institute...

 2020-07-07 15:59 

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Kuwait Defense Minister condoles with Egypt over minister's demise...

KUWAIT, July 7 (KUNA) -- Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Sheikh Ahmad Mansour Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah sent a cable on Tuesday to General Mohammad Zaki, Commander-in-Chief of the Egyptian Armed Forces and Minister of Defense and Military Production, e...

 2020-07-07 15:44 

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

KUWAIT --- Money supply (M2) climbed 1.9 percent in May, on monthly basis, recording KD 39.5 billion (USD 130.3 billion), the Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) says. KUWAIT -- Kuwaiti Minister of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sa...

 2020-07-07 15:35 

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CBK: Money supply rises 1.9 pct in May...

KUWAIT, July 7 (KUNA) -- Money supply (M2) climbed 1.9 percent in May, on monthly basis, recording KD 39.5 billion (USD 130.3 billion), the Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) said on Tuesday. The CBK economic research department reported that private sector'...

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