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 2020-08-03 19:21 

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Thousands displaced amid fierce California wildfire...

WASHINGTON, Aug 3 (KUNA) -- A wind-driven wildfire in the US state of California has forced thousands out of their homes and spread to over 20,516 acres of land, the fire department said on Monday. The blaze, christened, "Apple fire", by local fir...

 2020-08-03 19:19 

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Austria: 88 new COVID-19 cases, total at 21,329...

VIENNA, Aug 3 (KUNA) -- Austrian Health Ministry reported 88 new cases of COVID-19 reaching the total of 21,329 confirmed cases, while death toll amounted to 718 and 19,063 recovery cases. The Austrian authorities have carried out more than 910,000 tests,...

 2020-08-03 19:17 

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Egypt opposes Ethiopia's unilateral dam action...

CAIRO, Aug 3 (KUNA) -- Egyptian Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Mohammad Abdelati said on Monday his country objects to Ethiopia's unilateral move of filling a controversial Nile dam. The minister voiced the objection during the second meet...

 2020-08-03 18:42 

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UAE confirms 164 more Covid-19 cases...

ABU DHABI, Aug 3 (KUNA) -- The UAE Ministry of Health announced on Monday that 164 more people tested positive for the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) over the last 24 hours. The latest figures bring this Gulf country's overall count of confirmed infecti...

 2020-08-03 18:21 

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Lebanon names president's advisor as new foreign minister...

BEIRUT, Aug 3 (KUNA) -- Lebanon on Monday appointed President Michel Aoun's diplomatic advisor as the country's new foreign minister after the abrupt resignation of his predecessor Nassif Hitti. As per a decree signed by the president and prime mi...

 2020-08-03 18:18 

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 2020-08-03 18:13 

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346 cases, 1 death in Bahrain...

KUWAIT, Aug 3 (KUNA) -- Bahrain's Health Ministry announced a fresh death due to the novel coronavirus, taking the country's death toll to 148. In a twitter statement, the ministry also reported 346 more cases of the Covid-19, adding that the new ...

 2020-08-03 17:59 

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Iraq: 66 deaths, 2,735 new COVID-19 cases...

BAGHDAD, Aug 3 (KUNA) -- Iraqi Health Ministry on Monday announced that 66 lives succumbed to COVID-19 and 2,735 new infections, bringing the total of confirmed cases to 131,886 and 2,225 recovered ones. The capital Baghdad has the highest number of infec...

 2020-08-03 16:28 

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215 COVID-19 new Cases in Qatar with 223 recovered...

DOHA, Aug 3 (KUNA) -- Qatar on Monday announced 215 new COVID-19 cases and 223 recovered cases. Qatar's Health Ministry said in a statement that the total number of COVID-19 cases registered rose to 111,322, while new cases were quarantined for treatm...

 2020-08-03 16:24 

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Afghan prison attack leaves 29 people dead, 50 wounded...

ISLAMABAD, Aug 3 (KUNA) -- At least 29 people were killed and over 50 others received injuries during an attack on a prison and an adjacent shopping plaza in Jalalabad city of Afghanistan's northern Nangarhar province on Monday, said officials. Nangar...

 2020-08-03 16:19 

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OPEC basket price up to USD 43.02 pb...

VIENNA, Aug 3 (KUNA) -- The OPEC daily basket price stood at USD 43.02 a barrel Friday, compared with USD 42.99 the previous day, said the cartel on Monday. The monthly average of the basket price for June hit USD 37.05 pb and USD 25.17 pb for May, which ...

 2020-08-03 16:06 

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

KUWAIT -- Kuwait declares 388 new cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours, raising the tally to 68,299, with four people succumbing to the pandemic as the death toll reached 461, a health ministry official says. KUWAIT -- The number of coronavirus recov...

 2020-08-03 15:35 

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Norway reports 60 more coronavirus cases over weekend...

BRUSSELS, Aug 3 (KUNA) -- The total number of coronavirus cases in Norway on Monday totaled 9,268, after 60 new cases were confirmed over the weekend. These figures were published by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health today. One new death from coron...

 2020-08-03 15:33 

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Kuwait food bank's meat supply inatiative brings joy to needy families...

KUWAIT, Aug 3 (KUNA) -- Some 1,230 impoverished families were the beneficiaries of a national endeavor to distribute meat to the local community, as per Islamic tradition amid the Eid holiday, Kuwait's food bank said on Monday. The families, whose woe...

 2020-08-03 15:16 

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Palestine confirms 244 new COVID-19 cases...

RAMALLAH, Aug 3 (KUNA) -- Palestinian Health Ministry announced Monday that 244 new COVID-19 infections and 527 recovered cases in the past 24 hours. bringing the total to 16,024. Al-Khalil (Hebron) province has the highest number of infections with 131 a...

 2020-08-03 15:10 

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Covid-19 kills 215, infects 2,598 in Iran...

TEHRAN, Aug 3 (KUNA) -- Iranian health authorities on Monday confirmed 215 additional fatalities and 2,598 more cases of the novel Coronavirus (Covid-19). The fresh figures bring Iran's death toll and overall infections with the viral illness up to 17...

 2020-08-03 14:26 

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Municipality shuts down 46 shops for COVID-19 precaution breaches...

KUWAIT, Aug 3 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Municipality said on Monday it closed down 46 shops during the Eid Al-Adha holidays for breaching precautionary health guidelines issued by authorities. Some 1,142 warnings were handed out amid inspection visits to 1,1...

 2020-08-03 14:04 

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Sheikh Salem Informatics Award focuses on pandemic awareness...

KUWAIT, Aug 3 (KUNA) -- The eighth edition of Sheikh Salem Al-Ali Al-Sabah Award for Informatics will focus, in its 20th year, on the ongoing global pandemic and awareness on how to best maintain physical and mental health and strengthen the immune system...

 2020-08-03 13:24 

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Germany records 509 new coronavirus cases, seven deaths...

BERLIN, Aug 3 (KUNA) -- German health authorities announced 509 new coronavirus cases and seven additional deaths on Monday. The new figures raise the total cases to 210,402 and deaths to 9,155, according to Robert Koch institute for infectious diseases. ...

 2020-08-03 13:19 

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Kosovo PM tests positive for COVID-19...

BRUSSELS, Aug 3 (KUNA) -- Kosovo's Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti has tested positive for COVID-19, though he does not have serious symptoms. Hoti, who has only been in office since June, does not have symptoms "except a very mild cough," and wi...

 2020-08-03 13:17 

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Kuwait: COVID-19 cases rise by 388 to 68,299...

By Mohammad Al-KanderiKUWAIT, Aug 2 (KUNA) -- Kuwait declared 388 new cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours, raising the tally to 68,299, with four people succumbing to the pandemic as the death toll reached 461, a health ministry official said on Mon...

 2020-08-03 12:39 

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Kuwait COVID-19 recoveries up by 526 to 59,739...

KUWAIT, Aug 3 (KUNA) -- The number of coronavirus recoveries in Kuwait rose by 526 to 59,739 over the past 24 hours, the health ministry said on Monday. This comes after the necessary health checks and safety procedures were carried out proving the cases ...

 2020-08-03 12:17 

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Global confirmed coronavirus cases top 18 million...

KUWAIT, Aug 3 (KUNA) -- The global confirmed coronavirus cases topped 18 million Monday as the US and Brazil rank first and second in the number of cases and deaths. According to Johns Hopkins University, the confirmed cases worldwide reached 18,082,616 a...

 2020-08-03 11:53 

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Russia COVID-19 tally up by 79 deaths, 5,394 cases...

MOSCOW, Aug 3 (KUNA) -- Russia said on Monday coronavirus-related deaths rose by 79 as 5,394 more people tested positive for the disease over the past 24 hours. The death toll now stands at 14,207 deaths and 856,264 cases, the health ministry said in a st...

 2020-08-03 11:50 

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Belgium reports 447 new coronavirus cases...

BRUSSELS, Aug 2 (KUNA) -- The total coronavirus cases in Belgium increased to 69,849 after a further 447 were reported by health authorities on Monday. No new virus-induced deaths were reported, as the toll remains unchanged at 9,845. (end)nk.sd...

 2020-08-03 11:47 

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China lists 43 more coronavirus cases...

KUWAIT, Aug 3 (KUNA) -- China said coronavirus cases increased by 43 in the past 24 hours, according to local reports on Monday. The total cases have now reached 84,428 as virus-related deaths remain unchanged at 4,634, Xinhua reported. Meanwhile, an addi...

 2020-08-03 11:20 

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Japan reports 589 new virus cases, total at 39,845...

TOKYO, Aug 3 (KUNA) -- Japan reported 589 new cases of the coronavirus on Monday, bringing the nation's total number to 39,845, the health ministry and local authorities said. Tokyo confirmed 258 new infections, topping 200 for the seventh straight da...

 2020-08-03 10:12 

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Kuwait's June crude oil exports to Japan down 1.9 pct...

TOKYO, Aug 3 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's crude oil exports to Japan fell 1.9 percent in June from a year earlier to 6.34 million barrels, or 212,000 barrels per day (bpd), for the third straight month of decline, government data showed. As Japan's third-bi...

 2020-08-03 09:33 

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Kuwait's Deputy Amir thanks Eid Al-Adha well-wishers...

KUWAIT, Aug 3 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Deputy Amir and the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Monday thanked all citizens inside and outside Kuwait and residents on their sincere congratulations and heartfelt sentiments on Eid Al-Ad...

 2020-08-03 09:31 

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India COVID-19 cases up 52,972 to over 1.8 mln...

NEW DELHI, Aug 3 (KUNA) -- India said on Monday coronavirus cases climbed by 52,972 to over 1.8 million nationwide. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare revealed in its daily update that the death toll from COVID-19 rose by 771 to 38,135. Ministry da...

 2020-08-03 09:27 

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S. Korea adds 23 new virus cases, total at 14,389...

TOKYO, Aug 3 (KUNA) -- South Korea identified 23 additional new coronavirus cases Monday, raising the country's total caseload to 14,389, according to Yonhap News Agency. South Korea reported no additional deaths, with the death toll remaining at 301,...

 2020-08-03 02:53 

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

KUWAIT - Kuwait's civil aviation body announced non-Kuwaiti passengers from 31 countries were not allowed to enter Kuwait whether flying directly or via transit from other countries. KUWAIT - His Highness the Deputy Amir and Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf ...

 2020-08-03 02:53 

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Israel planes bomb Gaza after rocket attack on settlement...

GAZA, Aug 2 (KUNA) -- Israeli drones and fighter jets bombarded locations in Gaza Strip on Sunday but there were no reports of human casualties, the official Palestinian news agency said. The drones fired at least two missiles at a position in the western...

 2020-08-03 01:12 

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Egypt registers 31 deaths, 167 Covid-19 cases...

CAIRO, Aug 2 (KUNA) -- Egyptian Ministry of Health said 31 Sunday persons died of Covid-19 while 167 people tested positive for the coronavirus in the past 24 hours. Ministry spokesman Dr. Khaled Mujahed said total deaths was 4,865 and tally of registered...

 2020-08-03 01:06 

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Tunisia reports nine Covid-19 cases...

TUNIS, Aug 2 (KUNA) -- Tunisian Ministry of Health said Sunday nine persons tested positive for the coronavirus to raise total registered cases to 1,561. The ministry said in a statement 1,221 persons recovered so far. It added total deaths was 51 people....

 2020-08-03 00:21 

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Mauritania reports four coronavirus infections, toll 6,323...

RABAT, Aug 2 (KUNA) -- Mauritania Health Ministry said Sunday that four people contracted the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) in the past 24 hours, bringing the overall infections to 6,323. The new cases of infection were the result of 134 lab tests in vario...

 2020-08-02 23:43 

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NASA astronauts make first water landing in 45 years...

KUWAIT, Aug 2 (KUNA) -- SpaceX Dragon Capsule astronauts splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico Sunday making it the first water landing since for astronauts since 1975, media reported. NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley returned home from the...

 2020-08-02 23:37 

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Kuwait issues regulations of entry of people of 31 countries...

KUWAIT, Aug 2 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's civil aviation body announced Sunday non-Kuwaiti passengers from 31 countries were not allowed to enter Kuwait whether flying directly or via transit from other countries. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGC...

 2020-08-02 22:48 

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Yemen registers three COVID-19 deaths, toll 497...

ADEN, Aug 2(KUNA) -- Yemen reported on Sunday three deaths due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Hadhthramout province, bringing the total number of fatalities in the country to 497. Four new infections were also reported, bringing the total infectio...

 2020-08-02 22:47 

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Morocco suffers 15 new COVID-19 deaths, 522 infections...

RABAT, Aug 2 (KUNA) -- The Health Ministry of Morocco reported Sunday 15 new coronavirus fatalities, and infections reached 522 in the past 24 hours. In a press statement, the ministry also confirmed that 475 people did recover from the virus in the past ...

 2020-08-02 22:44 

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Syria reports 29 coronavirus infections...

AMMAN, Aug 2 (KUNA) -- Syria confirmed that the number of coronavirus cases has reached 809, after 29 new infections were reported on Sunday. According to the Syrian News Agency (SANA), which quoted the health Ministry as saying one fatalities was also co...

 2020-08-02 22:28 

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Britain: eight dead due to Covid-19 to raise total to over 46,000...

KUWAIT, Aug 2 (KUNA) -- British Department of Health said Sunday total deaths caused by the coronavirus reached 46,201 after registering eight new fatalities in the past 24 hours. The department said in a statement 744 people tested positive for the virus...

 2020-08-02 21:18 

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Iran, UAE FMs discuss developing cooperation in various areas...

TEHRAN, Aug 2 (KUNA) -- Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Emirati counterpart Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan on Sunday expressed their readiness to promote bilateral cooperation in different fields to serve their common interes...

 2020-08-02 21:16 

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Greece reports 75 COVID-19 infections, toll 4,662...

KUWAIT, Aug 2 (KUNA) -- Greece confirmed on Sunday 75 COVID-19 new infections, bringing the total number of cases to 4,662. Greece news agency quoted health officials as saying that two fatalities were also confirmed, bringing the death toll from the vari...

 2020-08-02 21:16 

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Turkey reports 18 fatalities from COVID-19, death toll 5,728...

KUWAIT, Aug 2 (KUNA) -- Turkey on Sunday confirmed 18 fatalities from Coronavirus, bringing the country's death toll to 5,728 over the past 24 hours. Quoted by Turkish news agency (Anadolu), Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said that 987 more people con...

 2020-08-02 20:50 

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Lebanon reports 155 Covid-19 cases, one death...

BEIRUT, Aug 2 (KUNA) -- Lebanon said Sunday 155 people tested positive for the coronavirus (Covid-19) to increase registered cases to 4,885. The ministry of health said in a daily update one person died of the virus in the past 24 hours to make total fata...

 2020-08-02 20:36 

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Algeria reports eight deaths, 515 Covid-19 cases...

ALGIERS, Aug 2 (KUNA) -- Algerian Ministry of Health said Sunday eight persons died of the coronavirus while 515 people tested positive for the disease in the past 24 hours. Dr. Djamel Fourar, spokesman of a committee tasked with monitoring the virus, tol...

 2020-08-02 20:25 

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Luxembourg reports 62 new coronavirus cases...

BRUSSELS, Aug 2 (KUNA) -- Sixty-two more coronavirus cases were reported in Luxembourg, according to the latest updates announced by the country's Ministry of Health on Sunday. This brings the total number of coronavirus cases to 6,801. One more death...

 2020-08-02 19:49 

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Italy: eight deaths, 238 new COVID-19 cases...

ROME, Aug 2 (KUNA) -- Italy's Health Ministry announced Sunday that eight patients succumbed to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, with 238 new infections, bringing the total to 248,000 confirmed cases. The death toll amounted to 35,154 so far, while 750 ...

 2020-08-02 19:46 

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Murals of Kuwaiti's fallen heroes to adorn roads nationwide - minister...

KUWAIT, Aug 2 (KUNA) -- Roads and tunnels across Kuwait will soon bear the likeness of national heroes who sacrificed their lives during Iraqi's invasion of the country some thirty years ago, said a minister on Sunday. The inatiative is a gesture of a...

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