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 2022-06-22 23:21 

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UK railway union plans second strike as gov't talks over sacking of thousands fail...

LONDON, June 22 (KUNA) -- Britain's Railway and Maritime Transport (RMT) workers' union said on Wednesday it would hold a second strike tomorrow after the failure of its negotiations with transport authorities regarding wage increases and expected...

 2022-06-22 23:17 

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Kuwait Amir assigns Crown Prince to give speech to nation on his behalf...

 2022-06-22 22:09 

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GCC, UK commence talks for free trade agreement...

RIYADH, June 22 (KUNA) -- The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Secretary General Dr. Nayef Al-Hajraf and UK International Trade Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan announced on Wednesday the launch of negotiations for a free trade agreement between the regional ...

 2022-06-22 20:49 

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Rocket attack targets northern Iraq gas field, no damage reported...

IRBIL, June 22 (KUNA) - A Katyusha rocket was fired at Iraq's northern Khor Mor gas field in the city of Sulaymaniyah, the second such incident in as many days, the local counter-terrorism office said on Wedneday, citing no damage as a result of the a...

 2022-06-22 18:48 

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Kuwait's Al-Qadsia defeats T-Sports in Asian Men's Club League Handball Championship...

New Delhi, Jun 22 (KUNA) - Al-Qadsia SC defeated Indian counterpart T-Sports Club (37/24) in the first day of 24th Asian Men's Club League Handball Championship in Indian city of Hyderabad. Al-Kuwait SC will take on Qatar's Al-Wakra on tomorrow at...

 2022-06-22 17:55 

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Arab League determined to achieve sustained development amid challenges...

CAIRO, June 22 (KUNA) -- The Arab League on Wednesday said it is eager to accelerate sustained development plans in the face of challenges encumbering such goals, particularly in countries grappling with unrest. The Cairo-based bloc, through the works of ...

 2022-06-22 17:49 

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EU proposes to reduce use of chemical pesticides by 50 pct...

BRUSSELS, June 22 (KUNA) -- The European Commission Wednesday proposed new rule to reduce the use and risk of chemical pesticides by 50 percent by 2030. EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Stella Kyriakides, told a press conference in Brussels tod...

 2022-06-22 17:30 

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EU official: EU summit to grant candidate status to Ukraine...

BRUSSELS, June 22 (KUNA) -- European Union leaders are expected to grant the EU candidate status to Ukraine and Moldova during their meeting in Brussels on Thursday. "It is a done deal. No problems," a senior EU official told journalists in Brusse...

 2022-06-22 17:02 

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Kuwaiti official meets visiting UN Regional Director for Development...

KUWAIT, June 22 (KUNA) - Kuwait Acting Assistant Foreign Minister for International Organizations Affairs, Counselor Abdulaziz Al-Jarallah, met Wednesday with the visiting UN Regional Director for Development Coordination in the Arab Countries, Laila Bake...

 2022-06-22 16:32 

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Kuwaiti official stresses importance of GCC media cooperation...

KUWAIT, June 22 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti Acting Undersecretary of the Ministry of Information Saud Al-Khalidi stressed, on Wednesday, the importance of coordination and cooperation between the GCC countries in the field of radio and television broadcasting. This...

 2022-06-22 15:58 

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Afghanistan earthquake death toll rise to 920...

ISLAMABAD, June 22 (KUNA) - The death toll of the 6.1 magnitude earthquake in Afghanistan rose to 920 people while over 600 people have been injured on Wednesday, said Afghan disaster management officials. Afghan deputy Minister of State for Disaster Mana...

 2022-06-22 15:22 

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Kuwait Crown announces Parliament dissolution in coming months...

KUWAIT, June 22 (KUNA) - His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah announced dissolving the Parliament in the coming months and called on the Kuwaiti citizens to elect a new house. His Highness the Crown Prince noted that acco...

 2022-06-22 15:09 

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Kuwait Amir assigns Crown Prince to give speech to nation on his behalf...

KUWAIT, June 22 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah said Wednesday he assigned His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to give a speech on his behalf. His Highness the Amir said "we ho...

 2022-06-22 14:57 

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Russian airplane crashes in Far East...

MOSCOW, June 22 (KUNA) -- A Russian airplane (Antonov An-30) crashed in the Republic of Yakutia in the Far East on Wednesday, according to Tass news agency. The plane that was carrying seven passengers and cargo disappeared from radar before reaching the ...

 2022-06-22 14:34 

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UK prices inflation hit 9.1 percent since 1982...

LONDON, June 22 (KUNA) - Official sources revealed Wednesday that United Kingdom's consumer price showed huge increase hit 9.1 percent during the previous month. According to records from the Office for National Statistics, the inflation Prices for fo...

 2022-06-22 13:51 

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Kuwait's Crown Prince will deliver speech to citizens Wed....

KUWAIT, June 22 (KUNA) - His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah will deliver a speech today Wednesday to the Kuwaiti citizens. (end)aa...

 2022-06-22 13:50 

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Kuwait's Amir will deliver speech to citizens Wed....

KUWAIT, June 22 (KUNA) - His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah will deliver a speech today Wednesday to the Kuwaiti citizens. (end) aa...

 2022-06-22 13:16 

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UK lawmakers commend outgoing Kuwaiti envoy for role in boosting ties...

LONDON, June 22 (KUNA) -- The Speaker of the House of Commons of the UK Lindsay Hoyle commended last night on Tuesday the role played by Kuwait's Ambassador to the UK and Northern Ireland Khaled Al-Duwaisan, throughout three decades of tireless diplom...

 2022-06-22 13:03 

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Kuwait Amir offers condolences over death of Saudi royal's mother...

KUWAIT, June 22 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Wednesday sent a cable to Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, offering sincere and heartfelt condolence over the death of Prince Nayef bin Majed bin Saud bin A...

 2022-06-22 12:55 

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Singapore announces first monkeypox case...

KUALA LUMPUR, June 22 (KUNA) -- Singaporean Ministry of Health announced Wednesday first monkeypox case, adding that the patient is a 42-year-old male British flight attendant. The ministry explained in statement that the patient was in Singapore between ...

 2022-06-22 12:25 

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OPEC crudes' basket up USD 2.58 to USD 115.97 pb...

VIENNA, June 22 (KUNA) -- Price of OPEC's basket of oils rose by USD 2.58 to USD 115.97 per barrel on Tuesday against USD 113.39 pb on Monday. Bulletin of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries said Tuesday the annual average rate of the cr...

 2022-06-22 12:07 

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EU candidate status for Ukraine, Moldova triggers vigorous debate...

News analysis by Nawab KhanBRUSSELS, June 22 (KUNA) -- The European Commission's recent formal recommendation of European Union (EU) candidate status for Ukraine and Moldova has triggered a vigorous debate among European analysts and the press on the ...

 2022-06-22 10:49 

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S. Korea confirms first case of monkeypox infection...

TOKYO, June 22 (KUNA) -- South Korea confirmed Wednesday its first case of monkeypox infection, prompting concerns over the possibility of the spread of the virus, Yonhap News Agency reported. According to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency, ...

 2022-06-22 10:48 

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Campaign for Japan's Upper House election kicks off...

TOKYO, June 22 (KUNA) -- The 18-day campaign for Japan's Upper House election on July 10 kicked off Wednesday, giving an opportunity to voters to pass judgment on Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's administration in the past nine months. As of 1:00 p....

 2022-06-22 10:35 

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KUNA main news for Wednesday, June 22, 2022...

International:GAZA -- Sixteen years after the Israeli occupation set an unlawful blockade on the Gaza Strip, Palestinian fishermen still struggle to make ends meet with the occupying marine force preventing anyone from venturing into the sea. (Report by W...

 2022-06-22 10:16 

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Severe earthquake kills over 255 people in Afghanistan...

ISLAMABAD, June 22 (KUNA) -- At least 255 people were killed and hundreds of others received injuries when an earthquake of magnitude 6.1 rocked many parts of Afghanistan, said officials on Wednesday. Speaking to reporters, the head of the Taliban adminis...

 2022-06-22 10:03 

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Israeli deplorable marine blockade infringe on Palestinian fishermen's livelihood, rights...

Report by Wessam Abu ZaidGAZA, June 22 (KUNA) -- Sixteen years after the Israeli occupation set an unlawful blockade on the Gaza Strip, Palestinian fishermen still struggle to make ends meet with the occupying marine force preventing anyone from venturing...

 2022-06-22 10:02 

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Kuwait oil price went up USD 3.31 to USD 116.12 pb...

KUWAIT, June 22 (KUNA) -- The price of Kuwaiti oil went up by USD 3.31 to settle at USD 116.12 per barrel on Tuesday in contrast with USD 112.81 pb last Monday, said the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) on Wednesday. Globally, Brent crude climbed 52 cen...

 2022-06-22 08:33 

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Today in Kuwait's history...

KUWAIT, June 22 (KUNA) --1925 -- Tunisian leader Abdulaziz Al-Thaalbi visited the State of Kuwait where he was widely received by the people of the Gulf nation. 1962 -- The first issue of Al-Taleea weekly newspaper was published. The first Editor-in-Chief...

 2022-06-22 02:43 

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

3042735 DOHA -- State-run Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) Deputy Chairman Sheikh Nawaf Saud Al-Sabah says the country has investment plans to raise production capacity to meet the forecasted future needs of OPEC and global markets. 3042771 RAMALLAH -- ...

 2022-06-22 00:03 

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Kuwait Investment Authority prioritizes SDGs-focused projects - official...

DOHA, June 21 (KUNA) -- The Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA) Managing Director Ghanem Al-Ghenaiman stated Tuesday that the authority prioritizes investment in projects to serve sustainable development goals. The KIA has launched two initiatives, namely O...

 2022-06-21 23:49 

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Palestinian man stabbed to death in W. Bank...

RAMALLAH, June 21 (KUNA) -- A Jewish settler knifed to death a Palestinian man in Sakkaka village to the east of Salfit settlement in the occupied West Bank, on Tuesday evening. The victim, identified as Ali Harb, 27, succumbed to his heart injury shortly...

 2022-06-21 23:42 

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Ministers prepares for EU summit this week...

BRUSSELS, June 21 (KUNA) -- European Union Ministers for European affairs met in Luxembourg Tuesday to prepare for the next meeting of the European Council (EU summit) in Brussels on Thursday and Friday. At the European Council meeting, leaders of the 27-...

 2022-06-21 23:09 

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Saudi Crown Prince arrives in Jordan...

AMMAN, June 21 (KUNA) -- Saudi Arabia Crown Prince and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Prince Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz arrived in Amman on Tuesday, as part of his tour in the region, which already included Egypt, and later Turkiye. ...

 2022-06-21 22:45 

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GCC chief welcomes GCC, UK commerce ministers meeting...

RIYADH, June 21 (KUNA) -- The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Secretary General Dr. Nayef Al-Hajraf has welcomed the planned meeting between GCC commerce ministers and UK International Trade Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan in Riyadh on Wednesday. In a press...

 2022-06-21 22:44 

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US reaffirms commitment to help identify, and prosecute individuals involved in war crimes...

WASHINGTON, June 21 (KUNA) -- US Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Visited Ukraine on Tuesday and reaffirmed US commitment to help identify, apprehend, and prosecute individuals involved in war crimes and Atrocities. During his visit, Garland met with U...

 2022-06-21 22:05 

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Photo Of The Day...

Ceremony in which a number of army officers ascendes to the rank of brigadier...

 2022-06-21 21:44 

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Abbas hopes US President's visit to the region will contribute to peace...

RAMALLAH, June 21 (KUNA) -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday expressed his hopes that US President Joe Biden's upcoming visit to the Middle East will contribute to creating the atmosphere for achieving a comprehensive peace. Abbas also e...

 2022-06-21 20:51 

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Kuwait, Poland discuss bilateral cooperation...

KUWAIT, June 21 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Deputy Foreign Minister, Ambassador Magdy Al-Dhafeeri and Polish Undersecretary for Economic and Development Cooperation, Africa and the Middle East, Pawel Jablonski discussed Tuesday political, economic, commercial and cu...

 2022-06-21 19:01 

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US curbs use of anti-personnel landmines - White House...

WASHINGTION, June 21 (KUNA) -- The US has approved major changes to its anti-personnel landmine policy (APL), joining most countries in the world in prohibiting the use of such weapons, the White House said on Tuesday. "The new commitment announced to...

 2022-06-21 18:38 

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US bars imports of products made by forced labor...

WASHINGTON, June 21 (KUNA) -- The United States is banning imports of Chinese products made by forced labor namely by the Uyghur community in China. Antony J. Blinken, the Secretary of State, declared in a statement on Tuesday, "Starting today, U.S. C...

 2022-06-21 18:28 

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Republicans frustrate Macron's bid to establish coalition...

PARIS, June 21 (KUNA) -- The French opposition party, the Republicans Party, on Tuesday foiled a bid by President Emmanuel Macron to establish a coalition with his party and secure absolute majority in the National Assembly. The Republicans' leader, C...

 2022-06-21 18:19 

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EU official warns of short-term energy security risk...

BRUSSELS, June 21 (KUNA) -- The European Union's (EU) top energy official on Tuesday warned that there is a clear risk to short-term energy security in member states. "Renewables and energy efficiency are necessary, but not enough. Right now, we c...

 2022-06-21 17:43 

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Rail strikes paralyses UK travel network...

LONDON, June 21 (KUNA) -- A strike by public transport workers in Britain on Tuesday caused severe disruptions in the transport network and almost paralyzed the intercity train service in England, Scotland, Wales, and the (underground) of the capital Lond...

 2022-06-21 17:10 

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Kuwait has plans to meet forecast oil demand -- minister...

DOHA, June 21 (KUNA) -- Deputy Chairman of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation Sheikh Nawaf Saud Al-Sabah said on Tuesday that the State of Kuwait has plans to upgrade the crude output to meet forecast needs of the oilIn remarks to KUNA during his participation ...

 2022-06-21 16:55 

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Iran declares detaining "Mossad agents"...

TEHRAN, June 21 (KUNA) -- Iranian authorities have detained a number of "agents who worked for the Israeli intelligence network the Mossad."The official news agency, IRNA, said in a report, on Tuesday, that the Mossad agents plotted to kill Irania...

 2022-06-21 16:46 

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Kuwait defense minister hails military promotions as "undeniable right"...

KUWAIT, June 21 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Sheikh Talal Al-Sabah hailed on Tuesday recent promotions within the ranks of the country's army, saying the procedure is among the "undeniable rights" of milita...

 2022-06-21 15:33 

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Vienna hosts nuclear convention...

VIENNA, June 21 (KUNA) -- The First Meeting of States Parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) kicked off here on Tuesday -- chaired by the chief Austrian diplomat Alexander Kmnett. The convention, scheduled on June 21-23, addres...

 2022-06-21 15:28 

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Arab League, UNHCR, launch health care strategy...

CAIRO, June 21 (KUNA) -- The Arab League and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) launched, on Tuesday, "The Arab Strategy on access to public health serves in asylum and displacement context in the Arab region."In a statement...

 2022-06-21 15:27 

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Kuwait top medal table at Turkiye-hosted shooting event...

KUWAIT, June 21 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's shooting team is atop the medal table at an international shooting competition in Turkiye, having bagged five medals so far, including three golds. Kuwait's Mansour Al-Rashidi bested the UAE's Saif bibn Fatis...

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