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 2020-07-06 02:51 

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

KUWAIT -- Kuwait's National Assembly calls on world's parliaments to adopt decisive stances against the unilateral 'Zionist' step aiming to annex some Palestinian territories. KUWAIT -- European Union Ambassador to Kuwait Christian Tudor a...

 2020-07-06 02:27 

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Arab ministers approve Kuwait's proposal on academic portal...

KUWAIT, July 5 (KUNA) -- Arab youth and sports ministers have endorsed Kuwait's proposal on setting up an Arab professional academic portal which offers practical facilitations to Arab youth, Kuwait's Information Minister Mohammad Al-Jabri said on...

 2020-07-06 02:25 

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Algeria's health sector suffers 26 deaths from Covid-19, 1,515 cases...

ALGIERS, July 5 (KUNA) -- Algerian medical and nursing staff have suffered 26 fatalities due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) and 1,515 infection cases since the outbreak of the pandemic, said the country's Minister of Health Abdulrahman bin Bouzai...

 2020-07-06 01:04 

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Israeli army attacks targets in Gaza Strip...

GAZA, July 5 (KUNA) -- The Israeli occupation forces launched artillery and air attacks on targets near Al-Shuja'iya district, to the east of Gaza City on Sunday night. At least two shells and a missile from an Israeli drone hit in farmland in the are...

 2020-07-06 00:00 

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Yemen confirms one coronavirus-related death, 17 cases...

ADEN, July 5 (KUNA) -- Yemen's higher national commission against coronavirus said Sunday that a person has died from the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) and 17 others tested positive for the illness over the past 24 hours. The new fatality, identified i...

 2020-07-05 23:51 

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Mauritania reports one coronavirus-related death, 52 cases...

RABAT, July 5 (KUNA) -- The Mauritanian Ministry of Health announced on Sunday a new fatality from the novel coronavirus (Covid-19), which brought the death toll to 130. In his daily presser, Director of the Ministry's Public Health Dept. Ould Al-Zahh...

 2020-07-05 23:40 

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Palestine confirms one coronavirus-related death, 264 cases...

RAMALLAH, July 5 (KUNA) -- The Palestinian Ministry of Health announced Sunday a new fatality from the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) and 264 more infections. A woman, in her 70s, died from the respiratory illness in Al-Fawwar refugee camp near Al-Khalil (H...

 2020-07-05 23:27 

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Egypt reports 63 coronavirus-related deaths, 1,218 cases...

CAIRO, July 5 (KUNA) -- The Egyptian Ministry of Health announced Sunday that 1,218 people tested positive for the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) and 63 others succumbed to the illness over the past 24 hours. The figures took the overall infections to 75,25...

 2020-07-05 22:43 

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Iran to rebuild Natanz damaged nuclear facility...

TEHRAN, July 5 (KUNA) -- Iran announced it will rebuild the damaged nuclear facility of Natanz in Isfahan province, said the country's Atomic Energy Organization spokesperson, Behrouz Kamalvandi on Sunday. The Iranian official news agency (IRNA) quote...

 2020-07-05 22:36 

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Morocco's registers 3 deaths, 393 COVID-19 cases...

RABAT, July 5 (KUNA) -- Moroccan health ministry on Sunday reported three deaths and 393 COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours. Dr. Hind Al-Zain, head of the ministry's pandemics department, said by these figures, total deaths are now 235 while register...

 2020-07-05 22:12 

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Kuwait's parl't demands decisive stances against 'Zionist' plan...

KUWAIT, July 5 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's National Assembly on Sunday called on world's parliaments to adopt decisive stances against the unilateral 'Zionist' step aiming to annex some Palestinian territories in the West Bank. In a statement, the ...

 2020-07-05 21:48 

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UK: 22 COVID-19 deaths Sun....

KUWAIT, July 5 (KUNA) -- British department of health said Sunday 22 new deaths of COVID-19, raising the tally to 44,220. The department also confirmed in a statement 624 new infections, with the overall count of the contaminations standing at 285,416 add...

 2020-07-05 21:29 

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Greece confirms 9 COVID-19 cases Sun....

KUWAIT, July 5 (KUNA) -- The Greek National Public Health Organization (NPHO) reported nine more COVID-19 infections over the past 24 hours, bringing the overall tally to 3,519. No more deaths from the respiratory illness have been confirmed, so the death...

 2020-07-05 20:59 

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Turkey: 19 deaths, 1,148 new cases of COVID-19 Sun....

KUWAIT, July 5 (KUNA) -- Turkey's Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said Sunday that overall recoveries from COVID-19 is now at 180,680 (1,188 today) out of 205,758 total cases. However, the country's death toll from the virus also rose to 5,225, wit...

 2020-07-05 19:41 

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Algeria: 6 deaths, 441 infections with COVID-19...

ALGIERS, July 5 (KUNA) -- Algerian Ministry of Health said Sunday that six persons died due to infection with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) while 441 people tested positive for the virus in the past 24 hours. Dr. Jamal Forar, spokesman of the national ...

 2020-07-05 19:33 

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Italy coronavirus deaths fall sharply, cases tick up...

ROME, July 5 (KUNA) -- Deaths from the coronavirus pandemic in Italy continued to plummet with just seven fatalities reported on Sunday, down from 21 a day earlier, with the country's death toll now at 34,861. Active coronavirus cases have jumped to a...

 2020-07-05 19:32 

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Tunisia: 2 new coronavirus cases...

TUNIS, July 5 (KUNA) -- Tunisian Ministry of Health reported on Sunday two new coronavirus cases, saying the new infections were to patients who had been among those recently evacuated from abroad, bringing the total number of infections to 1,188. The min...

 2020-07-05 19:19 

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Luxembourg: 46 more cases of coronavirus...

BRUSSELS, July 5 (KUNA) -- The Ministry of Health in Luxembourg in its latest update Sunday reported 46 new coronavirus cases raising the total to 4,522. No further death from Covid-19 was reported and the death toll remains at 110. (end)nk.rk...

 2020-07-05 18:18 

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UAE confirms 683 COVID-19 infections, total 51,540...

KUWAIT, July 5 (KUNA) -- UAE announced Sunday that 683 COVID-19 infections were registered over the past 24 hours, with a total of 51,540 cases. UAE Ministry of Health and Protection revealed in a press statement, carried by Emirates News Agency (WAM), th...

 2020-07-05 18:13 

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Iraq records new 105 fatalities, 2,125 COVID-19 cases...

BAGHDAD, July 5 (KUNA) -- The Iraqi Ministry of Health announced, Sunday, recording new COVID-19 coronavirus cases, 105 deaths and 2,125 infected, bringing the total number to 60,479 cases. Baghdad, the capital, has the largest number of infections with 4...

 2020-07-05 18:11 

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Bahrain reports two coronavirus deaths, 447 more infections...

KUWAIT, July 5 (KUNA) -- Bahrain's health ministry on Sunday said that two more people have died of coronavirus in the Gulf island nation, pushing the total number of fatalities to 97 with an additional 447 infections reported. Of the 447 cases detect...

 2020-07-05 18:09 

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EU envoy: Kuwait partner of mounting significance...

KUWAIT, July 5 (KUNA) -- European Union Ambassador to the State of Kuwait Christian Tudor has affirmed that the EU considers Kuwait as a partner of mounting significance noting that the European states aspire to establish close and full scale cooperation ...

 2020-07-05 17:36 

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Lebanon: 18 new coronavirus cases...

BEIRUT, July 5 (KUNA) -- Lebanon declared on Sunday recording 18 new coronavirus cases raising the tally to 1,873. Lebanese Ministry of Health said in its daily report about the pandemic that a single death was reported, during past hours, and total figur...

 2020-07-05 17:22 

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Saudi Arabia records new 58 fatalities, 3,580 COVID-19 cases...

RIYADH, July 5 (KUNA) -- Saudi Arabia has recorded 3,580 new coronavirus cases and 58 deaths, the health ministry announced on Sunday. In a daily report by ministry, a total of 205,509 COVID-19 cases were recorded, while the death toll reached 1,916 and t...

 2020-07-05 17:02 

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Austria: Single death with COVID-19, 106 cases...

VIENNA, July 5 (KUNA) -- Austrian authorities on Sunday declared a single death due to infection with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in addition to 106 new contamination cases with the communicable disease. The ministry said on its website that total nu...

 2020-07-05 16:50 

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European countries update COVID-19 statistics...

VIENNA, July 5 (KUNA) -- Health authorities in a number of European nations updated their daily coronavirus figures on Sunday, with Romania reporting 391 new cases while the Czech Republic and Poland announced an additional 121 and 231 infections, respect...

 2020-07-05 16:46 

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Syria: 20 people test positive for coronavirus...

AMMAN, July 5 (KUNA) -- Syria said on Sunday that 20 more people tested positive for the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) raising the country's count of confirmed cases to 358. Syrian Ministry of Health also reported 13 new deaths with the contagious germ...

 2020-07-05 16:33 

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Iran: 2,560 new infection cases with COVID-19...

TEHRAN, July 5 (KUNA) -- Iranian health authorities on Sunday declared 2,560 additional infection cases with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) raising total count of contaminations with the germ to 240,438. Iranian Health Ministry Spokeswoman Dr. Sima Sada...

 2020-07-05 16:21 

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Oman registers 1,072 new COVID-19 infections...

MUSCAT, July 5 (KUNA) -- Oman's Ministry of Health recorded on Sunday 1,072 new COVID-19 cases, adding up the total to 46,178 infections. Oman News Agency quoted the ministry as saying that 799 cases were Omani and 273 were non-citizens. Recovered cas...

 2020-07-05 16:09 

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Qatar records 5 deaths, 616 COVID-19 cases...

DOHA, July 5 (KUNA) -- The Qatari Ministry of Health announced Sunday that five people died from COVID-19, increasing the death toll to 128. The ministry said in a statement that 616 new virus cases were recorded over the past 24 hours, with a total of 99...

 2020-07-05 16:08 

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Residency dealers file must be eradicated in Kuwait -- Interior Min....

KUWAIT, July 5 (KUNA) -- Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Interior and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Anas Al-Saleh on Sunday reiterated the Residency dealers file should end soon and removed from Kuwait. The ministry follow-up registered 282 cas...

 2020-07-05 16:00 

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Kuwait premier hosts newly assigned Nazaha officials...

KUWAIT, July 5 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah received on Sunday at Seif Palace Chairman of Kuwait Anti-Corruption Authority (Nazaha) Abdulaziz Al-Ibrahim and board members on the occasion of taking their o...

 2020-07-05 15:42 

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India: 24,850 coronavirus cases, 613 deaths...

NEW DELHI, July 5 (KUNA) -- Indian authorities said on Sunday that corona virus infections in the country rose to a record 24,850 in a day in addition to 613 deaths during the same period. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said in its latest updat...

 2020-07-05 15:36 

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Africa coronavirus infections top 48,000 -- disease center...

RABAT, July 5 (KUNA) -- The novel coronavirus has infected up to 448,512 people in Africa, while 10,903 others have succumbed to the highly contagious illness, said a disease control office studying the spread of the virus in the massive continent. There ...

 2020-07-05 15:33 

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Boursa Kuwait ends Sun. in green zone...

KUWAIT, July 5 (KUNA) -- Boursa Kuwait, the national stock exchange, ended trading on Sunday in the green zone with the Premier Market going up by 24.86 points to reach 5,624.29 points. The Main Market gained 5.86 points to add up to 4,190.43 points, the ...

 2020-07-05 15:31 

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

KUWAIT -- Some 520 people recovered from COVID-19 in last 24 hours in Kuwait bringing total number to 40,463, Ministry of Health says. KUWAIT -- Kuwait Ministry of Health declares 638 new infections with COVID-19 raising total to 49,941. Total deaths reac...

 2020-07-05 15:21 

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EU sends aid to Somalia to support coronavirus response...

BRUSSELS, July 5 (KUNA) -- The European Union Sunday announced that a humanitarian air bridge flight arrived in Mogadishu on Sunday from Brindisi, Italy, carrying humanitarian and medical supplies . Two other flights to Somalia will take off from Brindisi...

 2020-07-05 15:15 

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Kuwait parliament speaker congratulates Venezuela on national day...

KUWAIT, July 5 (KUNA) -- National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim sent on Sunday a cable of congratulations to President of Venezuela'S National Assembly Juan Guaido on the occasion of his country's national day. (end)ns.rk...

 2020-07-05 14:24 

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MoH: 638 new coronavirus infections in Kuwait, three deaths...

KUWAIT, July 5 (KUNA) -- The Ministry of Health announced, Sunday, 638 new infections of the coronavirus (COVID-19), raising the total to 49,941. Deaths reached 368 with the addition of three fatalities. Official spokesperson of the Ministry of Health Dr....

 2020-07-05 13:54 

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 2020-07-05 13:16 

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His Highness Crown Prince receives senior state officials...

KUWAIT, July 5 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received at Sief Palace on Sunday National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim. His Highness the Crown Prince also received His Highness the Prime Minister S...

 2020-07-05 13:06 

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Kuwait Amir receives senior state officials...

KUWAIT, July 5 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah at Seif Palace on Sunday. His Highness also separately received National Assembly Speaker...

 2020-07-05 12:59 

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Belgium: 71 more infections from coronavirus...

BRUSSELS, July 5 (KUNA) -- Total infections of coronavirus cases in Belgium reached 61,909 after 71 more cases were reported by Belgian health authorities on Sunday. The health authorities in Belgium only updated the number of confirmed new infections in ...

 2020-07-05 12:02 

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Japan reports 186 new virus cases, total at 19,772...

TOKYO, July 5 (KUNA) - The number of Japan's new coronavirus infections rose by 186 to 19,772 over the last 24 hours as of 04:00 p.m. (0700 GMT) on Sunday, the health ministry and local authorities said. The country's death toll remained flat at 9...

 2020-07-05 12:02 

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US records over 45,000 new coronavirus cases...

KUWAIT, July 5 (KUNA) -- The US recorded 45,283 new coronavirus cases and 242 new deaths in the past 24 hours, according to Johns Hopkins University. The tally showed that the confirmed coronavirus cases in the nation reached 2,839,436 and 129,676 deaths,...

 2020-07-05 11:29 

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Germany reports 2 new coronavirus deaths, 239 infections...

BERLIN, July 5 (KUNA) -- Germany reported Sunday 239 new Coronavirus (Covid-19) infections bringing the country's total infection to 196,335 . According to Robert Koch Institute (RKI) in a press statement, the virus's death toll rose to 9,012 afte...

 2020-07-05 11:16 

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S. Korea adds 61 new virus cases, total at 13,091...

TOKYO, July 5 (KUNA) -- South Korea reported 61 new cases of the coronavirus on Sunday, raising the country's total caseload to 13,091, said Yonhap News Agency Sunday. There were no additional deaths, keeping the total death toll to 283, the Korea Cen...

 2020-07-05 10:35 

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MoH: 520 recoveries from COVID-19 in Kuwait, tally at 40,463...

KUWAIT, July 5 (KUNA) -- Some 520 people recovered from the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number to 40,463, Ministry of Health said on Sunday. The ministry added, in a statement to KUNA, that the new number was based on c...

 2020-07-05 10:26 

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Eight new coronavirus cases in China, no deaths...

KUWAIT, July 5 (KUNA) -- Chinese authorities announced Sunday eight new coronavirus cases, without any deaths in the past 24 hours. The new infections raised the country's total number of cases to 83,553, with a death rate of 4,634, Xinhua news agency...

 2020-07-05 09:11 

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His Highness the Amir Congratulates Venezuela on nat'l day...

KUWAIT, July 5 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent a cable Sunday to the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, congratulating him on his country's National Day. His Highness the Cro...

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