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 2020-01-25 10:38 

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Da Vinci's Interactive museum .. new gateway in Florence...

Report by Mahdi Al-NimrROME, Jan 25 (KUNA) -- A permanent interactive museum has recently opened for public in Florence, includes the most prominent creations of renowned artist Leonardo Da Vinci, not only in the field of art but in science and technology...

 2020-01-25 10:27 

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Kuwait Amir condoles with Erdogan on earthquake victims...

KUWAIT, Jan 25 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent Saturday a cable of condolences to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on victims of a massive earthquake that struck eastern Turkey yesterday. His Highness the...

 2020-01-25 10:21 

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Kuwaiti NGO participates in UN Day of Education...

NEW YORK, Jan 24 (KUNA) -- Head of Al-Nowair foundation Sheikha Intisar Salem Al-Ali Al-Sabah, said Saturday the Kuwaiti NGO was, for the first time ever, taking part in a high-level interactive dialogue marking UN Day of Education, highlighting Kuwait...

 2020-01-25 09:17 

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Kuwait leadership congratulates India on nat'l day...

KUWAIT, Jan 25 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent Saturday a cable of congratulations to Indian President Ram Nath Kovind on the occasion of his country's national day, wishing him and the Republic development...

 2020-01-25 09:17 

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Kuwait leadership congratulates Australia on nat'l day...

KUWAIT, Jan 25 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent Saturday a cable of congratulations to Australia Governor General David Hurley on his country's national day, wishing him and Australia development and prosper...

 2020-01-25 09:16 

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Today in Kuwait's history...

KUWAIT, Jan 25 ----------- 1967 -- Parliamentary elections of the 2nd legislative session held with 220 candidates competing for 50 seats. Eligible voters were 27,296. 1969 -- Bomb explosions took place at the National Assembly, house of Interior and Defe...

 2020-01-25 09:14 

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Photo Of The Day...

A silhouette shot of Kuwait City taken from Doha area (Mustafa Kankroliwala KUNA)...

 2020-01-25 03:04 

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

ANKARA -- At least 14 people are killed and 55 others are injured as a 6.5-magnitude earthquake strikes Turkey's eastern province of Elazig, according to the country's emergency response agency. BEIJING -- Up to 881 people in China have been diagn...

 2020-01-25 03:02 

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US identifies two new Coronavirus suspected cases...

WASHINGTON, Jan 24 (KUNA) -- The US has identified two people, suspected of being infected with the Novel Coronovirus (2019-nCoV) after travelling to the Chinese city of Wuhan, in the northern state of Minnesota. "Both have received medical attention ...

 2020-01-25 02:48 

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US says North Korea plans to build nuclear-able long-range missile...

WASHINGTON, Jan 24 (KUNA) -- The US Defence Secretary Mark Esper believes North Korea is trying to build a long-range ballistic missile that is able to carry a nuclear warhead. "Well, they have an aggressive R&D (research and development) programme an...

 2020-01-25 02:30 

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Third case of Coronavirus confirmed in France - ministry...

(HLT-FRANCE-CORONAVIRUS-SUSPECT-BORDEAUX)PARIS, Jan 24 (KUNA) -- A third confirmed case of the highly-contagious new Coronavirus has been confirmed in France after two other cases were revealed earlier Friday, the Health Ministry said. The third infection...

 2020-01-25 01:24 

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Up to 34 US services members diagnosed with concussions, TBI from Iran missile attack - Pentagon...

WASHINGTON, Jan 24 (KUNA) -- The Pentagon confirmed Friday that 34 American service members have been diagnosed with "concussions and TBI (traumatic brain injury)" as a result of Iran's missile strikes on an air base in Iraq earlier this month...

 2020-01-25 00:57 

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Massive quake in eastern Turkey leaves 14 dead, dozens injured...

ANKARA, Jan 24 (KUNA) -- At least 14 people were killed and 55 others were injured as a 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck Turkey's eastern province of Elazig, the country's emergency response agency said on Friday. The earthquake was followed by a s...

 2020-01-25 00:05 

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UK PM signs Brexit agreement...

LONDON, Jan 24 (KUNA) -- UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson officially approved Britain's exit from the European Union, dubbed Brexit, after signing the withdrawal agreement which comes into force next Friday. In a statement, the prime minister described...

 2020-01-24 23:51 

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Turkish president receives Kuwait chief lawmaker...

ISTANBUL, Jan 24 (KUNA) -- Turkey's president and Kuwait's visiting parliament chief discussed Kuwaiti investments in Turkey, bilateral relations and the latest regional developments on Friday. This came as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan received ...

 2020-01-24 23:13 

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Two cases of Coronavirus confirmed in France - Min....

PARIS, Jan 24 (KUNA) -- France has two confirmed cases of the fast-spreading New Coronavirus and is taking all measures to verify potential contacts with other people, Health Minister Agnes Buzyn said in a televised statement. On 48-year-old man has been ...

 2020-01-24 22:41 

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Two people killed at Houston's building explosion...

WASHINGTON, Jan 24 (KUNA) -- At least two people have been killed in a massive explosion at a machine and manufacturing company that occurred in northwest Houston, Texas, Friday, also damaging several homes. Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said during a ...

 2020-01-24 22:17 

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6.5-magnitude quake rocks E. Turkey...

VIENNA, Jan 24 (KUNA) -- An earthquake measuring 6.5 degrees on the Richter scale jolted eastern Turkish province of Elazig on Friday, according to Turkey's disaster agency. The epicenter of the quake was 6.75 kilometers deep in Sivrice district, the ...

 2020-01-24 22:01 

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Bulgaria expels two Russian diplomats...

VIENNA, Jan 24 (KUNA) -- Bulgaria summoned the Russian ambassador on Friday, telling him that two Russian diplomats were ordered to leave the country, the Russian embassy in Sofia said. The two expelled diplomats include a consular first secretary and an ...

 2020-01-24 21:48 

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Four members of French NGO missing in Iraq - media...

PARIS, Jan 24 (KUNA) -- Four members of a French NGO working in Iraq have been missing for several days and are considered unaccounted for, French media reported Friday. The four, three of them French nationals and one Iraqi, have not made contact since l...

 2020-01-24 20:54 

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French, UAE FMs meet for regional, bilateral talks in Paris...

PARIS, Jan 24 (KUNA) -- French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves le Drian has held talks with his UAE counterpart Sheikh Abdallah bin Zayed on a number of regional issues and bilateral questions, the French Foreign Ministry said Friday. Topping the agenda for di...

 2020-01-24 20:40 

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Prince Charles visits Bethlehem, meets Palestinian leader...

RAMALLAH, Jan 24 (KUNA) -- Britain's Prince Charles visited Bethlehem and met Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday. While meeting the prince, the Palestinian leader voiced hope that Britain would recognize the State of Palestine in the near f...

 2020-01-24 19:52 

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U.S. confirms second coronvirus case...

WASHINGTON, Jan 24 (KUNA) -- The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Friday confirmed the second infection with 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the United States has been detected in Illinois. The patient recently returned from Wuhan...

 2020-01-24 18:39 

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Syria's Constitutional cmte needs more time to execute tasks -- Russia...

MOSCOW, Jan 24 (KUNA) -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said the Constitutional Committee on Syria in Geneva needs more time to execute its tasks. Moscow is ready to provide support and aid to tackle issues facing the committee, the Russian TV quo...

 2020-01-24 18:37 

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Shooting kills six people in SW Germany - reports...

BERLIN, Jan 24 (KUNA) -- Six people have been killed and others wounded in a shooting in the south-west German town of Rot am See, according to local media. A suspect was arrested after the attack, which happened in a building close to the railway station...

 2020-01-24 18:21 

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France's mass protests over pension reforms...

PARIS, Jan 24 (KUNA) -- Mass protests sprung across France against the law on pension reform, which will be discussed by the French cabinet in a scheduled session Friday. Demonstrators in Paris went from the Republic Square towards Place de la Concorde, i...

 2020-01-24 18:10 

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EU announces first head of delegation to London after Brexit...

BRUSSELS, Jan 24 (KUNA) -- European Union High Representative Josep Borrell Friday announced the appointment of a Portuguese diplomat Joao Vale de Almeida as the first Head of the future EU Delegation to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ir...

 2020-01-24 16:18 

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Kuwait Environmental Lens: Brown Shrike raises recorded birds digit to 414...

KUWAIT, Jan 24 (KUNA) -- The Head of the Kuwait Environmental Lens' team Rashed Al-Haji said Friday that the Brown Shrike bird was monitored at the Jahra Nature Reserve, bringing the amount of bird species logged in Kuwait to 414. Speaking to KUNA, Al...

 2020-01-24 16:17 

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OPEC crude price at USD 63.26 a barrel...

VIENNA, Jan 24 (KUNA) -- OPEC's daily basket price stood at USD 63.26 a barrel Thursday compared with USD 64.66 the previous day, the organization said in its Friday's bulletin. The OPEC Reference Basket of Crudes (ORB) is made up of Saharan Blend...

 2020-01-24 16:11 

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WEF: Consortium for digital currency governance...

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 24 (KUNA) -- The World Economic Forum (WEF) on Friday announced the first global consortium focused on designing a framework for the governance of digital currencies, including stablecoins. The Global Consortium for Digital Currenc...

 2020-01-24 16:07 

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Coronavirus death toll in China reaches 26...

BEIJING, Jan 24 (KUNA) -- The Chinese National Health Commission announced on Friday that the death toll resulting from the deadly coronavirus strain climbed to 26. Up to 881 people have been infected with the virus in various regions and cities throughou...

 2020-01-24 15:58 

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Turkey sends Chinese home for suspected coronavirus infection...

ANKARA, Jan 24 (KUNA) -- Turkish Minister of Health Fahrettin Koca said on Friday his country's authorities sent home a Chinese woman suspected of being infected with coronavirus. Official Anadolu news agency quoted the minister as saying the local au...

 2020-01-24 15:06 

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

KUWAIT -- Kuwait summons Iranian ambassador to Kuwait Mohammad Irani denouncing recurring statements by a Revolutionary Guards' commander claiming that a Kuwaiti air base took part in a recent military operation in Iraq. NEW YORK -- Kuwait has express...

 2020-01-24 14:42 

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EU signs Brexit withdrawal agreement...

BRUSSELS, Jan 24 (KUNA) -- President of the European Council Charles Michel and President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen Friday signed the Agreement on the Withdrawal of the UK in Brussels. The European Parliament's full session will ...

 2020-01-24 13:31 

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Kuwait Foreign Min. summons Iranian ambassador...

KUWAIT, Jan 24 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Foreign Ministry on Friday summoned the Iranian ambassador to Kuwait, Mohammad Irani, where he met with Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah. During the meeting, Al-Jarallah denounced the repeated statement by t...

 2020-01-24 13:23 

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Kuwait parliament speaker condoles with Nigeria over fatal blast...

KUWAIT, Jan 24 (KUNA) -- National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim on Friday addressed cables to his Nigerian counterpart Femi Gbajabiamila and Chair of the Senate Ahmad Lawan on a deadly blast of an oil pipeline. The explosion that happened in the ...

 2020-01-24 13:13 

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Second case of Wuhan coronavirus puts S. Korea on alert...

TOKYO, Jan 24 (KUNA) -- South Korea on Friday reported its second confirmed case of the China coronavirus amid mounting fears of the pneumonia-like illness that is spreading throughout China and other parts of the world, Yonhap News Agency reported. Accor...

 2020-01-24 13:02 

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Extremist Israeli settlers set fire to mosque in Jerusalem...

RAMALLAH, Jan 24 (KUNA) -- Extremist Israeli settlers on Friday set fire to the Shurfat village mosque, near the town of Beit Safafa, south of occupied Jerusalem and wrote racist slogans. Parts of the mosque were damaged in the fire, the official Palestin...

 2020-01-24 12:12 

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East Algeria hit by moderate quake...

ALGIERS, Jan 24 (KUNA) -- A 4.8 degree earthquake rattled eastern Algerian district of El Aouana situated in the province of Jijel, the Algerian Seismological Center reported on Friday. The quake happened at 8:30 a.m. (local time) today, with its epicente...

 2020-01-24 12:10 

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Israeli forces storm Al-Aqsa Mosque, attack worshipers...

RAMALLAH, Jan 24 (KUNA) -- Israeli forces early Friday stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque courtyards and attacked worshippers for the second time, same as last week Friday. The Islamic Endowments department published a video showing the storming of Al-Aqsa. Witnesses...

 2020-01-24 11:30 

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Japan confirms 2nd coronavirus case...

TOKYO, Jan 24 (KUNA) -- Japan's health ministry said Friday it has confirmed the country's second infection of the new coronavirus strain which has been spreading across China. A Chinese tourist in his 40s, who arrived from Wuhan, China, on Sunday...

 2020-01-24 10:29 

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Kuwait oil price drops USD 1.49 to USD 64.17 pb - KPC...

KUWAIT, Jan 24 (KUNA) -- The price of Kuwaiti oil went down USD 1.49 to reach USD 64.17 per barrel (pb) Thursday, compared with USD 65.66 pb the day before, said the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) on Friday. At the global level, oil prices decreased m...

 2020-01-24 10:28 

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Judge hands down Libyan to 19-year Sentence in Benghazi Attacks...

WASHINGTON, Jan 24 (KUNA) -- An American court on Thursday sentenced Mustafa Al-Imam, a 47-year-old Libyan national, to 19 years and six months in prison on federal terrorism charges and other offenses stemming from the September 11, 2012, terrorist attac...

 2020-01-24 10:25 

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Israeli illegal policies torpedo two-state solution - Kuwait...

NEW YORK, Jan 24 (KUNA) -- Kuwait has expressed grave concern over Israel's illegal policies that threatened complete collapse of two-state solution, with occupation authorities' systematic assaults and violations of Palestinian people and their r...

 2020-01-24 09:44 

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Kuwait Crown Prince to patronize camel race cup award ceremony...

KUWAIT, Jan 24 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah will patronize on Saturday an award ceremony of the camel race, held by Kuwait Camel Race Club. His Highness the Crown Prince has designated Hawally Governor (r...

 2020-01-24 09:40 

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Houthis' hostilities torpedo Hodeidah deal - Yemeni FM...

ADEN, Jan 24 (KUNA) -- An agreement signed in Stockholm last year aimed at restoring operations and normal life in Hodeidah is not feasible due to recent military escalation by Houthis, Yemeni Foreign Minister Mohammad Al-Hadhrami said. "Ongoing milit...

 2020-01-24 09:12 

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Today in Kuwait's history...

KUWAIT, Jan 24 ------------------ 1962 -- Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah signs a decree to appoint Abdullatif Saad Al-Shamlan as the first Secretary General of the Cabinet. 1962 -- Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Salem appoint...

 2020-01-24 09:09 

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Photo Of The Day...

Aerial view of Kuwait City (Bader Shehab KUNA)...

 2020-01-24 02:58 

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

KUWAIT - The Kuwaiti Ministry of Health is following up the new outbreak of coronavirus and have taken all required measures to confront the deadly virus, said the ministry spokesman. KUWAIT - A Kuwaiti-Ethiopian working team tasked with negotiations rega...

 2020-01-24 01:05 

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White House: US takes all precautions to prevent spread of coronavirus...

WASHINGTON, Jan 23 (KUNA) -- White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley on Thursday assured President Donald Trump's Administration has taken necessary precautions to prevent re-emergence of the coronavirus in the US. "The American ...

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