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 2021-03-04 08:58 

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'Stability of the region' hangs on Myanmar - UN Special Envoy...

NEW YORK, March 4 (KUNA) -- UN Special Envoy for Myanmar, Christine Schraner Burgener, warned that the situation in the Myanmar challenges "the stability of the region" and could lead to a "real war."Speaking at a virtual press conference ...

 2021-03-04 08:53 

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China registers 10 coronavirus cases...

KUWAIT, March 4 (KUNA) -- Chinese health authorities said Thursday 10 persons tested positive for the coronavirus in the past 24 hours, all came from abroad, but no deaths were reported. Xinhua news agency quoted a statement by the National Health Commiss...

 2021-03-04 08:39 

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Today in Kuwait history:...

KUWAIT, March 4 (KUNA) --1965 -- Kuwait Amir Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah signs a law regulating crafts, industrial facilities and licenses. 1976 -- Abdulhameed Al-Sanee -- a prominent figure in Kuwait's literary history, a former head of Public ...

 2021-03-04 02:46 

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

KUWAIT - His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah called on government and parliament Wednesday to have "constructive cooperation" to address pressing issues and protect public fund and promote rule of law in line with the con...

 2021-03-04 02:22 

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Arab coalition intercepts Houthi-fired drone...

JEDDAH, March 3 (KUNA) -- The Arab coalition supporting legitimate Yemeni government announced Wednesday night that its forces had intercepted and destroyed an explosives-laden drone launched by the Houthi militia towards civilian targets in the Saudi cit...

 2021-03-04 01:53 

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France registers 322 COVID-19 deaths, 26,788 infections...

PARIS, March 3 (KUNA) -- France on Wednesday declared 322 new mortalities due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and 26,788 infections over the past 24 hours. The death toll and total cases have climbed to 87,542 and 3,810,316 respectively, the French mi...

 2021-03-04 01:14 

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Tunisia confirms 27 Covid-19 fatalities, 777 infections...

TUNIS, March 3 (KUNA) -- Tunisia's Ministry of Health said Wednesday that 27 patients died from coronavirus and 777 people tested positive over the past 24 hours, bringing the country's caseload to 235,008. The Covid-19 death toll reached 8,074 an...

 2021-03-04 00:44 

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Palestine welcomes ICC probe into Israeli crimes...

RAMALLAH, March 3 (KUNA) -- Palestine's Foreign Ministry on Wednesday welcomed the declaration of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on opening an investigation into war crimes committed in the Palestinian territories. This long-awaited step serve...

 2021-03-04 00:34 

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UK reports 315 COVID-19 deaths...

LONDON, March 3 (KUNA) -- The United Kingdom on Wednesday reported 315 new COVID-19 deaths, raising the victim toll up to 123,783. In a press statement, the UK Department of Health and Social Care stated that 6,385 new infections were registered today, to...

 2021-03-04 00:27 

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Hungary's Fidesz leaves largest political group in European Parliament...

BRUSSELS, March 3 (KUNA) -- Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's Fidesz party on Wednesday left the European People's Party (EPP) group the biggest in the European Parliament after a vote that paved the way for it to be suspended or excluded fr...

 2021-03-04 00:23 

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ICC opens investigations into war crimes committed in Palestine...

BRUSSELS, March 3 (KUNA) -- The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda Wednesday announced that she has opened an investigation into alleged war crimes committed by Israel in Palestinian territories. "The investigation will...

 2021-03-03 23:58 

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EU calls for return of democracy in Myanmar...

BRUSSELS, March 3 (KUNA) -- The European Union Wednesday reiterated its condemnation of the continued violent repression of peaceful protesters by the Myanmar military and security forces, which has resulted in yet more deaths of innocent today. Unarmed c...

 2021-03-03 23:22 

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Pentagon confirms rocket attack on air base in Iraq...

WASHINGTON, March 3 (KUNA) -- The Pentagon confirmed Wednesday that the air base at Al-Asad in Iraq came under "rocket attack" early this morning. "Preliminary indications are that approximately ten rockets were fired from points of origin eas...

 2021-03-03 22:51 

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Lebanon logs 61 deaths, 3,463 new COVID-19 cases...

BEIRUT, March 3 (KUNA) -- Lebanon reported 61 COVID-19 deaths and 3,463 new infections in the last 24 hours, swelling the caseload to 383,482. The ministry of health said in its daily briefing, on Wednesday, that the toll of mortalities reached 4,866. (en...

 2021-03-03 22:26 

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Arab FMs laud Kuwait's efforts in achieving Arab, Gulf unity...

CAIRO, March 3 (KUNA) -- Arab foreign ministers on Wednesday extolled endeavors made by Kuwait to achieve the Gulf and Arab unity and solidarity. The Kuwaiti efforts were previously led by His Highness the late Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah and were...

 2021-03-03 22:05 

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Spain surpasses 70,000 COVID-19 death...

MADRID, March 3 (KUNA) -- The Spanish Ministry of Health reported on Wednesday 446 new COVID-19 deaths, in the past 24 hours to raise the deaths count to reach 70,247 deaths in total. In a statement on the ministry's website stated that 6,137 new COVI...

 2021-03-03 21:45 

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267 new cases of coronavirus in Luxembourg...

BRUSSELS, March 3 (KUNA) -- The Ministry of Health in Luxembourg Wednesday reported 267 new coronavirus infections, raising the total number of cases to 55,902. Two more deaths from COVID-19 were reported in the country in the last 24 hours, raising the t...

 2021-03-03 20:57 

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Italy reports 347 coronavirus deaths, over 20,000 cases...

ROME, March 3 (KUNA) -- Italy's ministry of health on Wednesday declared 347 new mortalities from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and 20,884 new infections over the past 24 hours. The death toll rose to 98,635 and overall infections to 2,976,274 sinc...

 2021-03-03 20:08 

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 2021-03-03 19:55 

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Kuwait lists 1,409 new COVID-19 cases, five deaths...

KUWAIT, March 3 (KUNA) -- Kuwait said 1,409 people tested positive for coronavirus with five related deaths reported on Wednesday taking the total cases up to 194,781 as deaths rose to 1,097 respectively, according to the health ministry. The ministry als...

 2021-03-03 19:23 

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Kuwait PM: New gov't keen on cooperating with parliament...

KUWAIT, March 3 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah stressed his newly-formed government's keenness to embody the desired cooperation with the National Assembly to achieve the country's advancement. T...

 2021-03-03 19:16 

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Kuwait's economy grows by 1.2 pct in Q3 2020...

KUWAIT, March 3 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's economy witnessed 1.2 percent growth in the third quarter of 2020 compared to the quarter prior, amounting to KD 8.6 billion (USD 28 billion), according to the Central Statistical Bureau on Wednesday. Based on initia...

 2021-03-03 18:40 

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Qatar: One death, 471 new COVID-19 cases...

DOHA, March 3 (KUNA) -- The Qatari Health Ministry announced on Wednesday one death due to COVID-19 and 471 new infections, while 332 patients recovered from it. The total death toll rose to 260, total confirmed cases amounted to 165,071 and 154,752 sick ...

 2021-03-03 18:09 

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Iraq COVID-19 cases up by 5,173, 25 deaths...

BAGHDAD, March 3 (KUNA) -- Iraq's coronavirus deaths increased by 25 as the daily-confirmed cases rose by 5,173, the health ministry said on Wednesday. This brings the caseload across the country's provinces, including the Kurdistan Region, to 708...

 2021-03-03 18:09 

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Netherlands reports 5,090 more coronavirus cases...

BRUSSELS, March 3 (KUNA) -- The Netherlands reported 5,090 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday pushing the total number to over 1.1 million. Some 48 more COVID-19-related deaths were also reported in the last 24 hours by the National Institute for Public H...

 2021-03-03 18:05 

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Qatari FM applauds Kuwaiti efforts to bridge Gulf rift...

CAIRO, March 3 (KUNA) -- Qatar's Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammad bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani reiterated Doha's appreciation of Kuwait's mediation efforts to end the Gulf rift. Speaking to foreign ministers at Arab Leagu...

 2021-03-03 17:27 

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Arab League affirms full commitment to Sudan's sovereignty, territorial integrity...

CAIRO, March 3 (KUNA) -- The Arab League affirmed on Wednesday its full commitment to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Sudan and its support for all legitimate measures taken by Sudan to extend its sovereignty and enforce authority over its la...

 2021-03-03 17:06 

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Saudi Arabia COVID-19 deaths up by five, cases by 331...

RIYADH, March 3 (KUNA) -- Saudi Arabia's daily confirmed coronavirus cases climbed by 331 as related deaths rose by five, the health ministry said on Wednesday. The death toll now stands at 6,510 as confirmed cases hit 378,333, ministry data showed, w...

 2021-03-03 17:03 

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European media body trains unbiased reporting on Muslims...

BRUSSELS, March 3 (KUNA) -- The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) Wednesday announced that it is organising a series of online training courses aiming to improve media reporting on Muslims and Islam. The training aims to improve the understanding o...

 2021-03-03 16:58 

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Norway reports 500 new coronavirus cases...

BRUSSELS, March 3 (KUNA) -- Norway on Wednesday reported 500 new coronavirus cases raising the total number of infections to 72,233. Nine more deaths from COVID-19 were reported by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health in the last 24 hours raising the ...

 2021-03-03 15:27 

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UAE lists further 2,692 COVID-19 cases, 16 deaths...

DUBAI, March 3 (KUNA) -- The UAE said its daily confirmed coronavirus cases rose by 2,692 to around 399,463 on Wednesday. Some 16 fatalities were recorded as the death toll increased to 1,269, state news agency, WAM, quoted health authorities as saying. M...

 2021-03-03 15:24 

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Iran sees further 8,525 coronavirus cases, 86 deaths...

TEHRAN, March 3 (KUNA) -- Iran has recorded 7,975 daily confirmed coronavirus cases and 81 deaths in the past 24 hours, health authorities said on Saturday. The new figures raise the total number of cases to over 1.65 million and deaths to 60,353, health ...

 2021-03-03 15:24 

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Oman reports 358 new Covid-19 cases...

MUSCAT, March 3 (KUNA) -- Oman's Ministry of Health said Wednesday that 358 people tested positive for the coronavirus in the past 24 hours. It added that the new figures pushed total registered infections to 142,527. It said total deaths reached 1,58...

 2021-03-03 15:24 

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Palestine reports 2,017 new coronavirus cases, 15 deaths...

RAMALLAH, March 3 (KUNA) -- Palestine on Wednesday reported 2,017 new coronavirus cases and 15 deaths due to contamination with the contagious disease, over past hours. Palestinian Minister of Health Dr. Mai Al-Kailah said in her daily press briefing that...

 2021-03-03 15:22 

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OIC condemns Houthi attacks on Saudi Arabia...

JEDDAH, March 3 (KUNA) -- Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen on Wednesday, strongly condemned the continued attacks by the Yemen-based Houthi rebels against Saudi Arabia. In a press release reported ...

 2021-03-03 13:46 

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Arab coalition destroys drone fired by Houthis against Saudi Arabia...

JEDDAH, March 3 (KUNA) -- The Arab coalition supporting legitimate Yemeni government said Wednesday its forces destroyed a drone launched by the outlawed Houthi militias to deliberately inflict damage among civilians in southern Saudi Arabia. The Houthis ...

 2021-03-03 13:36 

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Germany registers 418 deaths, 9,019 coronavirus cases...

BERLIN, March 3 (KUNA) -- Germany Wednesday said 418 people died of the coronavirus while 9,019 persons were infected in the past 24 hours. Robert Koch Institute said in a statement total deaths reached 70,881 and registered infections topped 2,460,030. (...

 2021-03-03 13:35 

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Tri-Arab meeting stress importance of halting Israeli settlements activities...

CAIRO, March 3 (KUNA) -- A tri-Arab meeting, including Egypt, Jordan, and Palestine, stressed on Wednesday the importance of halting Israeli settlements' activities, which robbed any chances for peace in the Middle East. According to a statement by th...

 2021-03-03 13:11 

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Israeli occupation forces capture eight Palestinians in West Bank - PPS...

RAMALLAH, March 3 (KUNA) -- The Israeli occupation forces arrested eight Palestinians in several West Bank Governorates, the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS) said Wednesday. PPS added in a press release Wednesday that among the detainees is an ex-prison...

 2021-03-03 12:49 

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Kuwait Amir receives Def. Min....

KUWAIT, March 3 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received at Bayan Palace, Wednesday, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Sheikh Hamad Jaber Al-Ali Al-Sabah. Sheikh Hamad Jaber Al-Ali gave His Highness the ...

 2021-03-03 12:32 

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India registers 98 COVID-19 deaths, 14,989 new positive cases...

NEW DELHI, March 3 (KUNA) -- India said on Wednesday that 98 people died due to COVID-19 as 14,989 fresh positive cases were reported from across the country in the last 24 hours. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said that deaths due to COVID-19 moun...

 2021-03-03 12:31 

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COVID-19 kills 452 people in Russia, sickens 10,535 others...

MOSCOW, March 3 (KUNA) -- Russia recorded Wednesday 452 additional COVID-19 deaths and 10,535 new infections in a span of 24 hours. Overall infections increased to 4,278,750 cases, while the death toll surged to 87,348 fatalities, the anti-coronavirus cri...

 2021-03-03 12:30 

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China registers 10 Covid-19 cases from abroad...

KUWAIT, March 3 (KUNA) -- The Chinese authorities announced on Wednesday 10 new Coronavirus (Covid-19) cases coming from abroad, while no local cases or deaths were registered during the last 24 hours. The total infections abroad reached 5,030, while a to...

 2021-03-03 12:25 

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Kuwait PM: constitution, law foundation of cooperation with parliament...

KUWAIT, March 3 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah said Wednesday the constitution and law would be foundation of cooperation with the parliament with the objective reaching common goals between the two authori...

 2021-03-03 12:22 

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Kuwait Amir urges gov't, parliament to protect public fund...

KUWAIT, March 3 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah called on government and parliament Wednesday to have "constructive cooperation" to address pressing issues and protect public fund and promote rule of law in ...

 2021-03-03 12:18 

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Kuwait's Oil Min.: optimistic over OPEC+ meeting outcome...

KUWAIT, March 3 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti Oil Minister Dr. Mohammad Al-Fares voiced optimism regarding a monthly meeting of OPEC+ after positive performance of oil markets contributing to their stability, according to a press release issued by the Ministry. Al-Fa...

 2021-03-03 12:13 

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Kuwait Amir receives PM, members of new gov't...

KUWAIT, March 3 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received, Wednesday, at Bayan Palace His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah on the occasion of his swear-in as head of the cabinet. The ...

 2021-03-03 11:53 

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Japan reports 929 new virus cases, total at 434,818...

TOKYO, March 3 (KUNA) -- Japan reported 929 new cases of the coronavirus over the last 24 hours as of 4:00 p.m. (0700 GMT) on Wednesday, raising the nation's total number to 434,818, the health ministry and local authorities said. The country's cu...

 2021-03-03 11:36 

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Kuwait Amir receives top officials...

KUWAIT, March 3 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received, Wednesday, at Bayan Palace His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. His Highness also received, with presence of His Highness ...

 2021-03-03 11:36 

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Kuwait Amir congratulates Bulgaria on nat'l day...

KUWAIT, March 3 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent, Wednesday, a cable to President of Bulgaria Rumen Radev, congratulating him on his country's national day. His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahm...

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