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 2022-05-22 02:50 

Kuwait News Agency

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

KUWAIT -- Kuwait's Amir His Highness Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah commended the efforts of state bodies in organizing municipal elections, saying the process panned out in an orderly and seamless fashion. CAIRO -- Speaker of the Kuwaiti Nat...

 2022-05-22 02:10 

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MOI appreciates security efforts for securing municipal elections...

KUWAIT, May 21 (KUNA) -- First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Ahmad Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah greatly appreciated the efforts of the Ministry's Undersecretary Lt. Gen. Anwar Al-Barjas, members of the security establishmen...

 2022-05-22 01:24 

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Results of Municipal Council elections 2022...

KUWAIT, May 21 (KUNA) -- The Judges of the main committees in charge of the Municipal council election 2022 announced on Saturday the results of winners for the 13th Legislative session in Kuwait's eight constituencies on Saturday. The Judges announce...

 2022-05-22 00:34 

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 2022-05-22 00:16 

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Up to 2 people dead, dozens wounded in Michigan tornado...

WASHINGTON, May 21 (KUNA) -- Up to two people were dead and 44 others wounded in a tornado that struck northern Michigan, media outlets reported Saturday. The tornado resulted in massive damage and left over 6,000 people without power. The Governor of Mic...

 2022-05-21 23:15 

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Two wins for Kuwaiti sides at AFC Cup...

KUWAIT, May 21 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti sides Al-Arabi and Kuwait SC both edged home victories in football's continental AFC Cup on Saturday as they climbed to the top of their respective groups undefeated across two matches. Senegalese forward Ablaye Mbengu...

 2022-05-21 22:46 

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10 bodies recovered, three rescued after landslide hits under construction tunnel in Indian Kashmir...

NEW DELHI, May 21 (KUNA) -- Indian rescue teams recovered nine more bodies on Saturday from the scene of a landslide outside the mouth of an under construction tunnel in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir taking the death toll to 10. The Press Trest of ...

 2022-05-21 22:42 

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Awareness key to IBD treatment - Dr. Al-Fadhli...

By Maryam Al-Hijji KUWAIT, May 21 (KUNA) -- Shedding light on Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) could branch out into scientific and awareness aspects, said Dr. Ahmad Al-Fadhli, head of Kuwait Gastroenterology Association on Saturday. His remarks came in t...

 2022-05-21 21:08 

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Kuwait Amir applauds state efforts to organize municipal elections...

Kuwait's Amir His Highness Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah commended the efforts of state bodies on Saturday in organizing municipal elections, saying the process panned out in an orderly and seamless fashion. The information, health, and educ...

 2022-05-21 20:57 

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Blinken, Deputy Sec. meet Saudi Vice Minister of Defense...

WASHINGTON, May 21 (KUNA) -- US Secretary of State Antony Blinken joined Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman's meeting here with Saudi Vice Minister of Defense Prince Khalid bin Salman Al Saud during which they expressed "strong support" f...

 2022-05-21 20:26 

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Municipal Council elections come to a close...

KUWAIT, May 21 (KUNA) -- The Municipal Council elections drew to a close at precisely 8:00pm on Saturday at polling centres throughout Kuwait's eight voting constituencies ahead of the counting of votes. Some 36 hopefuls, including one woman, threw th...

 2022-05-21 19:20 

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Kuwait to partake in WHA's session due to kick start in Geneva Sunday...

KUWAIT, May 21 (KUNA) -- Health Minister Dr. Khaled Al-Saeed heads the Kuwaiti delegation at the 75th session of the World Health Assembly due in Geneva on May 22-28 to discuss combat of non-communicable chronic diseases. The Ministry of Health said in a ...

 2022-05-21 18:55 

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Info. Min: Kuwaiti citizens have high electoral awareness...

By Mohammad Al-Kandari KUWAIT, May 21 (KUNA) -- Minister of Information and Culture Dr. Hamad Roh Al-Deen said that Kuwaiti citizens have a high level of electoral awareness, commending the success of the elections and the cooperation between candidates a...

 2022-05-21 18:32 

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Biden signs into law USD 40 bln Ukraine aid package...

WASHINGTON, May 21 (KUNA) -- US President Joe Biden signed into law Saturday the USD 40 billion aid package to Ukraine. The White House said in a statement that Biden, who is on a visit in South Korea, signed into law the "Additional Ukraine Supplemen...

 2022-05-21 17:15 

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Dense security personnel deployment at ballot centers in Kuwait municipal polls...

Photo feature by Omar Al-LoughaniKUWAIT, May 21 (KUNA) -- A large number of security personnel have been deployed in and around ballot centers witnessing ballot casting in Kuwait's 2022 Municipal Council elections. The forces, in addition to their tas...

 2022-05-21 17:07 

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Kuwait TV broadcasts 2022 Municipal Council elections...

By Ahmad Surour (Photo feature) KUWAIT, May 21 (KUNA) -- Transport vehicles for the Ministry of Information deployed early morning to various polling stations, which was shown on Kuwait TV, portraying the progress of the 2022 Municipal Council elections. ...

 2022-05-21 17:06 

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Kuwait parliament speaker says is satisfied with AIPU conference results...

CAIRO, May 21 (KUNA) -- Speaker of the Kuwaiti National Assembly Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim on Saturday said he was pleased with results of 33rd conference of the Arab Inter-parliamentary Union affirming that the results would boost morale "of our brothers...

 2022-05-21 16:50 

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Kuwaiti cyclist Latifa Al-Yassin wins silver medal in GCC tourney...

KUWAIT, May 21 (KUNA) -- The Kuwaiti cyclist Latifa Al-Yassin on Saturday won the silver medal in the ongoing Kuwait-hosted Third GCC Sports Games, bringing number of silver trophies bagged by the Kuwaiti champions to three. Al-Yassin came second in the i...

 2022-05-21 16:20 

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Australia forecast to witness a hung parliament...

KUALA LUMPUR, May 21 (KUNA) -- Preliminary count of voters in Australia's legislative elections on Saturday showed the nation was likely to witness a hung parliament, where no party would enjoy majority of the seats. The initial results revealed that ...

 2022-05-21 15:24 

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

CAIRO -- Speaker of the Kuwaiti National Assembly Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim calls for supporting Palestinians, slams "surrender dealers." He was addressing 33rd conference of the Arab Inter-parliamentary Union. KUWAIT -- Kuwaiti Justice Minister Jamal...

 2022-05-21 14:48 

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Kuwait parliament speaker calls for supporting Palestinians, lambasts "surrender dealers"...

CAIRO, May 21 (KUNA) -- Speaker of the Kuwaiti National Assembly Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim on Saturday called for supporting moderate Palestinian forces in the face of recurring Israeli attacks and breaches and rhetorically hammered what he branded as "su...

 2022-05-21 14:23 

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AIPU chief: Concern for Arab causes must be translated into action...

CAIRO, May 21 (KUNA) -- Arab Inter-parliamentary Union Chairperson Fozia bin Abdullah Zenel on Saturday affirmed significance of Arabs' solidarity for defending the nation's key issues namely the Palestinian cause. Zenel, addressing inaugural sess...

 2022-05-21 13:32 

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Justice Minster: 13th Municipal Council elections going smoothly...

By: Dhari Al-DouweeshKUWAIT, May 21 (KUNA) -- The Minister of Justice and Minister for Integrity Promotion Affairs Advisor Jamal Al-Jallawi stressed Saturday that the 13th Municipal Council elections going smoothly. Al-Jallawi said in remarks to Kuwait TV...

 2022-05-21 13:14 

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Lebanese Pres. orders gov't to act as caretaker after new parliament elected...

BEIRUT, May 21 (KUNA) - Lebanese President Michal Aoun ordered the government Saturday to act as caretaker until a new government is formed. In a statement, the Lebanese presidency said, "Pursuant to Article (69) of the Constitution related to a resig...

 2022-05-21 13:10 

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Medical staff dedicate special attention to 13th Municipal Council elections voters...

Photo feature by Mervat AbduldayemKUWAIT, May 21 (KUNA) -- Polling stations of the 13th legislative term of Municipal Council elections witnessed a wide spread of medical equipment and staff to serve voters. Ambulances were distributed among nine high-den...

 2022-05-21 12:43 

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Yoon, Biden agree to expand military drills for N. Korea threats...

TOKYO, May 21 (KUNA) - South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol and US President Joe Biden agreed Saturday to begin discussions on expanding joint military exercises between the two countries amid growing nuclear and missile threats from North Korea, Yonhap N...

 2022-05-21 12:00 

Kuwait News Agency

KUNA main news for Saturday, May 21, 2022...

Local:KUWAIT -- Kuwait's 13th Municipal Council elections kicked off today, where polling centers are expected to receive voters to elect their candidates. International:CAIRO -- The emergency conference of the Arab Inter-Parliamentary Union under the...

 2022-05-21 10:21 

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Kuwait oil price rises by USD 2.60 to USD 117.58 pb -- KPC...

KUWAIT, May 21 (KUNA) -- Price of Kuwaiti oil went up by USD 2.60 to USD 117.58 per barrel on Friday compared with USD 114.98 pb on Thursday, Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) said in a statement on Saturday. Globally, price of the Brent crude rose by 51...

 2022-05-21 09:28 

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Palestinian youth martyred, another wounded by Israeli forces in Jenin...

RAMALLAH, May 21 (KUNA) - A Palestinian youth was killed and another wounded by Israeli occupation forces' bullets in the city of Jenin, said the Palestine health ministry Saturday. In a statement, the ministry affirmed that Amjad Al-Fayed (17 years o...

 2022-05-21 09:27 

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Australian voters head to polling stations in close-run Australian election...

KUALA LUMPUR, May 21 (KUNA) -- Australian voters on Saturday headed to the legislative elections to fill the 151-seat parliament in the House of Representatives and about half of the 78 seats in the Senate. The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) said i...

 2022-05-21 09:06 

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Three Syrians killed in Israeli attack near Damascus - SANA...

AMMAN, May 21 (KUNA) - At least three persons were killed in an Israeli missile attack that targeted several areas in the south of the Syrian capital Damascus, said Syria's news agency (SANA) Saturday. "The Israeli enemy carried out an aggression ...

 2022-05-21 08:27 

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Today in Kuwait's history...

KUWAIT, May 21 (KUNA) --1961 -- An official census shows that Kuwait's population was 321,621, including 201,471 male citizens, forming 53,173 families. 1968 -- Late Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah issues a decree on the police force system. 1986 ...

 2022-05-21 08:01 

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Kuwait's 13th Municipal Council elections kicks off...

KUWAIT, May 20 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's 13th Municipal Council elections kicked off Saturday, where polling centers are expected to receive voters to elect their candidates. Thirty-eight candidates including a woman, running in eight constituencies. The gov...

 2022-05-21 02:49 

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

3039422 RAMALLAH -- Scores of Palestinians suffered injuries in clashes with the occupation Israeli forces that broke out in the West Bank following peaceful protests against the occupied settlement policies. 3039431 PARIS -- The French Presidency (the El...

 2022-05-21 01:50 

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Photo of the day...

Kuwait climbed to the top of the GCC Games medals table on Friday...

 2022-05-20 23:47 

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GCC Games wins for Kuwait in basketball, volleyball as hosts top medals haul...

KUWAIT, May 20 (KUNA) -- Kuwait clinched their fourth successive basketball win, beating the United Arab Emirates, 81-75, while the volleyball side had the upper hand across all three sets, also against UAE, as the hosts climbed to the top of the GCC Game...

 2022-05-20 22:43 

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US allocates USD 10 mln grant to tackle hate crime prevention programmes...

WASHINGTON, May 20 (KUNA) -- The US on Friday earmarked a grant worth USD 10 million to address hate crimes, through incident reporting hotlines for victims and community-based awareness promotion campaigns, according to the Justice Department. "Throu...

 2022-05-20 22:32 

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Info. Min. ready to cover municipal election tomorrow - minister...

By Mohammad al-KandariKUWAIT, May 20 (KUNA) -- The Ministry of Information gets prepared to cover the 2022 municipal election due on Saturday (tomorrow), Minister of Information and Minister of Culture Hamad Roh El-Din said Friday. Speaking to KUNA in a s...

 2022-05-20 22:32 

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EU allocates EUR 22 mln in aid for Rohingya refugees...

BRUSEELS, May 20 (KUNA) -- The European Commission Friday announced the release of an extra EUR 22 million in humanitarian aid for hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees and host communities in Bangladesh, as well as Rohingya and other conflict-affect...

 2022-05-20 21:43 

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Corrected rpt...please replace story SPT-KUWAIT-SWIMMING-GCC GAMES with this one...

ThanksNewsdeskSPT-KUWAIT-SWIMMING-GCC GAMESHuge 16-medal tally for Kuwaiti swimmers on final day of eventKUWAIT, May 20 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti swimmers added four medals, three gold and a bronze, to their impressive medal haul at the GCC Games, finishing the e...

 2022-05-20 21:35 

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EU warns of "looming global food security crisis" due to Ukraine war...

BRUSSELS, May 20 (KUNA) -- European Union Development Ministers met in Brussels Friday to discuss the "looming global food security crisis" generated by the Russian military operation in Ukraine. Ministers were informed about the gravity of the si...

 2022-05-20 21:33 

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Huge 16-medal tally for Kuwaiti swimmers as GCC Games draw to a close...

KUWAIT, May 20 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti swimmers added four medals, three gold and a bronze, to their impressive medal haul at the GCC Games, finishing the competition on Friday with 16 in total. Walid Abdul-Razzaq (100m freestyle) Rashed Al-Taramram (200m breas...

 2022-05-20 20:59 

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European Parliament delegations to visit Iraq, Tunisia...

BRUSSELS, May 20 (KUNA) -- A seven-member delegation of the European Parliament's Subcommittee on Security and Defence will travel to Iraq from 23 to 26 May. They will assess the work of the EU Advisory Mission in Iraq , given the regional security co...

 2022-05-20 20:23 

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EU seeks new era of cooperation with Somalia...

BRUSSELS, May 20 (KUNA) -- The European Union seeks to start a new era of cooperation with Somalia following the recent election of Hassan Sheikh Mohamud as president of the Horn of Africa nation. This message was conveyed by EU High Representative Josep ...

 2022-05-20 20:22 

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US revokes five FTO designations, delists six deceased persons as global terrorists...

WASHINGTON, May 20 (KUNA) -- The US Department of State announced Friday the revocation of five Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) designations under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) and the revocation of six "now deceased individuals" ...

 2022-05-20 20:18 

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EU agency: 26 cases of monkeypox confirmed in EU...

BRUSSELS, May 20 (KUNA) -- Some 26 cases of monkeypox have been confirmed in six EU countries, namely Belgium (2), France (1), Italy (1), Portugal (14), Spain (7) and Sweden (1). Nine cases in non-EU country, UK, have been reported, the European Centre fo...

 2022-05-20 20:15 

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Kuwaiti shooters bag 10 medal haul at GCC Games, including three gold...

KUWAIT, May 20 (KUNA) -- Kuwait clinched on Friday a total 10 medals in shooting at the GCC Games as the marksmen were on target with a gold medal, two silver medals and a bronze medal on the final day of the category. Shooters from the host nation took t...

 2022-05-20 19:13 

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US urges Lebanese to form government quickly...

WASHINGTON, May 20 (KUNA) -- The United States on Friday reiterated praise for results of the parliamentary elections in Lebanon and called for speedy formation of a new government. State Department spokesperson Ned Price saikd in a statement, "the Un...

 2022-05-20 18:56 

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India urges China to respect sovereignty...

NEW DELHI, May 20 (KUNA) -- India on Friday urged its neighbour China to respect India's sovereignty and territorial integrity. The Indian External Affairs Ministry spokesman Arindam Bagchi urged China and other countries to respect India's sovere...

 2022-05-20 18:53 

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EU Agency: 26 cases of monkeypox confirmed in Europe...

BRUSSELS, May 20 (KUNA) -- Up to 26 cases of monkeypox have have been confirmed in seven European countries. These countries with the cases' figures are Belgium (2), France (1), Italy (1), Portugal (14), Spain (7), Sweden and UK (9), the European Cent...

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