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 2020-08-13 12:59 

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Austria records 155 new coronavirus cases, one death...

VIENNA, Aug 13 (KUNA) -- Austrian authorities announced 155 new coronavirus cases, and one death on Thursday raising the total number of confirmed infections to 22,547,and 725 deaths. The Austrian authorities conducted over 983,000 tests for the virus, an...

 2020-08-13 12:45 

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Poland: 16 COVID-14 fatalities, 811 infections...

VIENNA, Aug 13 (KUNA) -- Polish health authorities on Wednesday confirmed 16 Coronavirus deaths and 811 infections. In a statement, the health ministry said that the virus death toll climbed to 1,844 , while the total number of confirmed infections surged...

 2020-08-13 12:40 

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US records almost 60,000 new coronavirus cases, Brazil's cases top 55,000...

KUWAIT, Aug 13 (KUNA) -- The US recorded in the past 24 hours almost 60,000 new coronavirus cases, whereas Brazil recorded over 55,000 new cases. According to Johns Hopkins University Thursday, the US recorded 55,910 new coronavirus cases bringing the con...

 2020-08-13 12:39 

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China registers 19 new coronavirus cases...

KUWAIT, Aug 13 (KUNA) -- China said Thursday 19 people tested positive for the coronavirus in the past 24 hours, 11 of them came from abroad, while there were no death cases registered. Xinhua news agency, monitored in Kuwait, quoted the National Health C...

 2020-08-13 12:36 

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Germany reports four deaths, 1,445 Coronavirus infections...

BERLIN, Aug 13 (KUNA) -- Covid-19 claimed four lives, while new 1,445 infections were registered in the past 24 hours, Germany announced on Thursday. Total deaths caused by Covid-19 climbed to 9,211, while total infections reached 219,964 cases, the Rober...

 2020-08-13 12:33 

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Most of Germany's economic sector return to normal mid-21 - institute...

BERLIN, Aug 13 (KUNA) -- Most of Germany's economic sectors will return to their pre-coronavirus performance in mid-2021, Info Institute projected Thursday. The Munich-based institute said most of the biggest economic sectors in Europe were in the pro...

 2020-08-13 12:06 

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Russia reports 124 deaths, new 5,057 new Covid-19 infections...

MOSCOW, Aug 13 (KUNA) -- Covid-19 claimed 124 lives, while 5,057 new confirmed infections were registered during the last 24 hours, the Russian authorities announced on Thursday. The Pandemic death toll climbed to 15,384, while total infections hit 907,75...

 2020-08-13 11:58 

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Kuwait MoH: 648 people recover from coronavirus, tally at 66,099...

KUWAIT, Aug 13 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Ministry of Health said Thursday 648 people recovered from the coronavirus in the past 24 hours to raise total recoveries to 66.099. The ministry added in a statement to KUNA the new recoveries were confirmed following nece...

 2020-08-13 11:17 

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India records 942 COVID-19 deaths, 66,999 positive cases in 24 hours...

NEW DELHI, Aug 13 (KUNA) -- India said on Thursday that 942 people died following COVID-19 infection and 66,999 new cases were registered from different parts of the country in the last 24 hours. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said in its lates...

 2020-08-13 10:56 

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COVID-19 causes biggest disruption of education in history - UN...

GENEVA, Aug 13 (KUNA) -- A new study by the UN Health Organization (WHO) and UN Children's Fund, UNICEF said that COVID-19 has created the largest disruption to education ever recorded, affecting nearly 1.6 billion students in more than 190 countries....

 2020-08-13 10:52 

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Belgium reports 639 new coronavirus cases...

BRUSSELS, Aug 13 (KUNA) -- Total infections of coronavirus cases in Belgium on Thursday increased to 75,647 after 639 new cases were reported by Belgian health authorities in the last 24 hours. The total number of deaths in Belgium from the COVID-19 incre...

 2020-08-13 10:51 

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Japan reports 722 new virus cases, total at 51,724...

TOKYO, Aug 13 (KUNA) -- Japan reported 924 new cases of the coronavirus over the last 24 hours as of 4:00 p.m. (0700 GMT) on Thursday, bringing the nation's total number to 51,724, the health ministry and local authorities said. The country's deat...

 2020-08-13 09:23 

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Kuwait crude oil drop 33 cents to USD 44.87 pb - KPC...

KUWAIT, Aug 13 (KUNA) -- Kuwait crude oil dropped 33 cents to USD 44.87 per barrel (pb) during Wednesday's trading, against USD 45.20 pb a day before, Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) said Thursday. Benchmark Brent crude gained 93 cents to USD 45.43...

 2020-08-13 09:10 

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Sudan registers 82 Covid-19 cases, six deaths...

KHARTOUM, Aug 13 (KUNA) -- Sudan Thursday said 82 people tested positive for the coronavirus in the past 24 hours while six persons died of the disease. A ministry of health statement said total registered cases reached 12,115, including 786 deaths. It sa...

 2020-08-13 09:03 

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S. Korea adds 56 new virus cases, total at 14,770...

TOKYO, Aug 13 (KUNA) -- South Korea identified 56 additional new coronavirus cases on Thursday, raising the country's total caseload to 14,770, according to Yonhap News Agency. It marked the second straight day that the daily virus cases hovered above...

 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...

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