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 2022-07-28 23:44 

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US offers USD 10 mln reward for information on foreign interference in its elections...

WASHINGTON, July 28 (KUNA) -- The US has offered a reward of USD 10 million for information on foreign interference in its elections. The reward, which will be administered by the Department of State, "seeks information leading to the identification o...

 2022-07-28 23:30 

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Saudi Crown Prince arrives at Elysee for working dinner with Macron...

PARIS, July 28 (KUNA) -- Saudi Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Mohammad bin Salman arrived at the Elysee Palace on Thursday for talks with French President Emmanuel Macron at a dinner meeting. The talks are expected to focus on...

 2022-07-28 23:29 

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Kuwait to employ 170 Jordanian teachers...

AMMAN, July 28 (KUNA) -- Kuwait will provide working contracts to some 170 Jordanian teachers, across different disciplines, all of whom will be employed by the Ministry of Education, Ambassador to Jordan Aziz Al-Daihani said on Thursday. The teachers wer...

 2022-07-28 22:46 

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Biden backs Democrat-introduced inflation reduction act...

WASHINGTON, July 28 (KUNA) -- US President Joe Biden has thrown his weight behind the Inflation Reduction Act, which he says will fight rising inflation through reducing health care costs, raising corporate tax on mega corporations and fighting climate ch...

 2022-07-28 21:54 

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Ministry ready to fix possible water, power outages from heavy rain...

KUWAIT, July 28 (KUNA) -- The Ministry of Electricity and Water said on Thursday it is ready to deal with any disruptions to power or water supply the public may encounter as the country experiences a heavy downpour forecasted the following day. "Emer...

 2022-07-28 21:06 

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Biden, China's Xi discuss range of issues "important" to bilateral relations - WH...

WASHINGTON, July 28 (KUNA) -- US President Joe Biden spoke Thursday with Chinese President Xi Jinping during which they discussed "a range of issues important to the bilateral relationship and other regional and global issues." The White House sai...

 2022-07-28 20:20 

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IFAD support for world's rural poor double to cover 128 mln people in '21...

ROME, July 28 (KUNA) -- Amid rising challenges posed by climate change, the COVID-19 pandemic and global economic shocks, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) doubled down on its commitment to the world's poorest rural communitie...

 2022-07-28 18:14 

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IMO mission in Kuwait marks world anti-persons' trafficking day via campaign...

KUWAIT, July 28 (KUNA) -- The International Migration Organization's (IMO) mission in Kuwait launched on Thursday an awareness campaign marking the World Day against Trafficking in Persons. In a press release, the mission said that the campaign was or...

 2022-07-28 17:55 

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Russian, Chinese FMs discuss developments in Central Asia...

MOSCOW, July 28 (KUNA) -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi explored on Thursday the latest development in Afghanistan and Central Asia. Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement that Lavrov and Wang Yi discusse...

 2022-07-28 17:45 

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China opposes nuke submarine cooperation among US, UK, Australia...

TOKYO, July 28 (KUNA) -- China on Thursday urged the US, Britain and Australia to respect the will of regional countries and revoke the decision to carry out nuclear submarine cooperation to avoid harming regional and global peace and security, state-run ...

 2022-07-28 17:44 

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Kurdistan region Pres. expresses desire to strengthen relations with Kuwait...

IRBIL, July 28 (KUNA) -- President of Kurdistan's region Nechirvan Barzani in Iraq expressed Thursday Iraq's and Kurdistan region's desire to strengthen relations with Kuwait. A presidential statement mentioned that this came during meeting wi...

 2022-07-28 17:42 

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Bliken: Tunisia experienced "alarming erosion" of democratic norms over past year...

WASHINGTON, July 28 (KUNA) - US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Thursday that Tunisia "experienced an alarming erosion of democratic norms over the past year and reversed many of the Tunisian people's hard-won gains since 2011.""Tun...

 2022-07-28 17:41 

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EU: No more room for compromise on Iran nuclear deal...

BRUSSELS, July 28 (KUNA) - The European Union Thursday stressed that there is no more room left for compromise on the Iran nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and called for key decisions to renew it. "The s...

 2022-07-28 17:30 

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Kuwait's MoI cautions against unstable weather...

KUWAIT, July 28 (KUNA) -- Ministry of Interior, on Thursday, called on drivers and sea-goers to exercise caution due to unstable weather, in addition to the warnings of the Meteorological Department of the possibility of rainfall in the coming days. In a ...

 2022-07-28 16:33 

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US economy shrinks 0.9 pct in Q2...

WASHINGTON, July 28 (KUNA) - The US economy shrank 0.9 percent at an annual rate in the second quarter after decreasing 1.6 percent in the first quarter, the Department of Commerce said Thursday. According to the Commerce Department, the decrease in real ...

 2022-07-28 16:06 

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OPEC basket price drops by USD 1.24 to USD 108.11 pb...

VIENNA, July 28 (KUNA) -- The price of OPEC basket of crudes fell by USD 1.24 pb to USD 108.11 pb on Wednesday from USD 109.35 a day earlier. The annual average price of the OPEC basket in 2021 was USD 69.89 per barrel, OPEC noted in its daily bulletin on...

 2022-07-28 15:58 

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Italian FM: Energy crisis requires contingency plan...

ROME, July 28 (KUNA) -- Italian Foreign Minister Luigi De Maio affirmed on Thursday that the government is working on a contingency plan to face the repercussions of Moscow's reduction of natural gas supplies. "This energy crisis in Italy is consi...

 2022-07-28 15:33 

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France's current inflation to drop down by 2023 -- official...

PARIS, July 28 (KUNA) -- The current inflation rate in France will drop down by 2023, said the French government's spokesperson Olivier Veran. In a statement to the press during his visit to employees on Thursday, Veran said that the government is tak...

 2022-07-28 15:33 

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Agriculture Quartet summit launches in Beirut...

BEIRUT, July 28 (KUNA) - The Agriculture Quartet Summit launched in Beirut, Thursday, and it will be handling modes of bolstering and developing agricultural trade exchange between the four nations of Jordan, Syria, Iraq and Lebanon. The meeting, extendin...

 2022-07-28 15:29 

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Spokesman: EU wants to enhance ties with Saudi Arabia, GCC countries...

BRUSSELS, July 28 (KUNA) - The European Union seeks to enhance relations with Saudi Arabia and other member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), EU Lead Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Peter Stano, told a news conference in ...

 2022-07-28 15:05 

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GOVT-KUWAIT-PRIME MINISTERKuwait Prime Minister receives FM, diplomatic missions' chiefsKUWAIT, July 28 (KUNA) -- The Prime Minister Sheikh Ahmad Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah received Foreign Minister Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah at Seif Pa...

 2022-07-28 14:58 

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G7, EU condemn executions in Myanmar...

BRUSSELS, July 28 (KUNA) -- G7 Foreign Ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK, the US and the EU High Representative Josep Borrell Thursday strongly condemned the four executions by the military junta in Myanmar. These executions, the ...

 2022-07-28 14:25 

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Kuwait MoH launches blood donation campaign next Tues....

KUWAIT, July 28 (KUNA) -- The Health Ministry announced on Thursday that it would launch the annual blood donation campaign, which coincided with the 32nd anniversary of the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. Speaking to the press, Director of the Department of Bl...

 2022-07-28 13:47 

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Kuwait Prime Minister receives FM, diplomatic missions' chiefs...

KUWAIT, July 28 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Ahmad Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah received Foreign Minister Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah at Seif Palace on Thursday, where he introduced to him new chiefs of diplomatic and consu...

 2022-07-28 13:18 

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Kuwait's IICO reopens school for displaced Iraqis in Irbil...

IRBIL, July 28 (KUNA) -- The Kuwait-based International Islamic Organization (IICO) reopened on Thursday in the Iraqi Kurdistan city of Irbil a school for 750 displaced Iraqi students. Kuwait's General Consul in Ibril Dr. Omar Al-Kanderi attended the ...

 2022-07-28 12:19 

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Kuwait Prime Minister offers condolence over demise of Saudi prince...

KUWAIT, July 28 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Ahmad Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah on Thursday sent a cable to Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, offering condolence over the death of Prince Abdulrahman bin Nasser bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. ...

 2022-07-28 12:14 

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Kuwait Crown Prince offers condolence over Saudi royal's death...

KUWAIT, July 28 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Thursday sent a cable to Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, offering condolence over the death of Prince Abdulrahman bin Nasser bin Abdulaziz Al Saud...

 2022-07-28 12:10 

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Kuwait Amir offers condolence over Saudi royal...

KUWAIT, July 28 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Thursday sent a cable to Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, offering condolence over the death of Prince Abdulrahman bin Nasser bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, praying...

 2022-07-28 12:04 

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KUNA main news for Thursday, July 28, 2022...

International: BRUSSELS -- European media and analysts are sceptical if a political agreement reached by European Union (EU) energy ministers on Tuesday on a voluntary reduction of natural gas demand by EU member states by 15 percent this winter will work...

 2022-07-28 12:01 

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UK official warns of protracted political deal in Sudan...

KHARTOUM, July 28 (KUNA) -- Director of East and Central African Affairs at the British Foreign Office Simon Mustard on Thursday warned that failure to reach a political agreement on a civilian government in Sudan would worsen the situation in this Arab c...

 2022-07-28 11:29 

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Kuwait Prime Minister congratulates Peru on nat'l day...

KUWAIT, July 28 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Prime Minister Sheikh Ahmad Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent Thursday a congratulatory cable to Peru's President Pedro Castillo on the occasion of his country's National Day. (end)mah...

 2022-07-28 11:26 

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Kuwait Crown Prince congratulates Peru on nat'l day...

KUWAIT, July 28 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent Thursday a congratulatory cable to Peru's President Pedro Castillo on the occasion of his country's National Day. In the cable, His Highness wish...

 2022-07-28 11:22 

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

KUWAIT, July 28 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah addressed Thursday a cable of congratulations to Peru's President Pedro Castillo on the occasion of his country's National Day. In the cable, His Highness wish...

 2022-07-28 11:14 

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Kuwait's Burgan Bank posts KD 27.2 mln in H1 profits...

KUWAIT, July 28 (KUNA) -- Burgan Bank on Thursday announced a net profit of KD 27.2 million (around USD 89.7 million) for the first half of this year, up 13 percent, compared with the same period last year. The bank's earnings per share hit 6.3 fils, ...

 2022-07-28 10:52 

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N. Korean leader warns US, S. Korean Pres....

TOKYO, July 28 (KUNA) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong-un warned that his country is "fully prepared" for any military conflict with the US, while denouncing South Korea's military policy on the North, state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA...

 2022-07-28 10:49 

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Scepticism over success of EU gas reduction plan...

Analysis by Nawab KhanBRUSSELS, July 28 (KUNA) -- European media and analysts are sceptical if a political agreement reached by European Union (EU) energy ministers on Tuesday on a voluntary reduction of natural gas demand by EU member states by 15 percen...

 2022-07-28 09:57 

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EU condemns attack on UN peacekeepers in DR Congo...

BRUSSELS, July 28 (KUNA) -- The European Union (EU) Thursday strongly condemned the attack on the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) during violent demonstrations on Tuesday in Butembo, Nort...

 2022-07-28 08:55 

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Kuwait crude oil drops USD 2.48 Wed. to USD 108.71 pb - KPC...

KUWAIT, July 28 (KUNA) -- Kuwait crude oil plunged USD 2.48 during Wednesday's trading sessions to reach USD 108.71 per barrel (pb), compared with USD 111.19 pb the day before, Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) said Thursday. Brent crude rose USD 2.2...

 2022-07-28 08:54 

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Today in Kuwait's history...

KUWAIT, July 28 (KUNA) --1939 -- State of Kuwait's Legislative Council requested the Municipal Council to provide five boats to bring fresh water from Shatt Al-Arab river. The government will purchase the water and store it in tanks. Ships were allowe...

 2022-07-28 02:45 

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

3047315 NEW YORK -- Kuwait reiterated its strong condemnation and denunciation of the "repeated violations" on Al-Aqsa Mosque, deeming these acts a provocation to the feelings of Muslims worldwide and an explicit threat to the freedom to worship. ...

 2022-07-28 00:42 

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Kuwait reiterates condemnation of Israel's "repeated violations" on Al-Aqsa...

NEW YORK, July 27 (KUNA) -- Kuwait reiterated on Wednesday its strong condemnation and denunciation of the "repeated violations" on Al-Aqsa Mosque, deeming these acts a provocation to the feelings of Muslims worldwide and an explicit threat to the...

 2022-07-28 00:05 

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 2022-07-27 23:30 

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Iraq urges nationals to report information about missing Kuwaiti POWs...

BAGHDAD, July 27 (KUNA) -- Iraq's ministries of foreign affairs and defense on Wednesday renewed calls on citizens to report any information regarding the remains of missing Kuwaitis or Kuwaiti properties. In a joint statement, the two ministries urge...

 2022-07-27 23:27 

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Protesters pull out of Baghdad's Green Zone in response to cleric Muqtada Al-Sadr...

BAGHDAD, July 27 (KUNA) -- Demonstrators on Wednesday withdrew from the Green Zone, which has a large diplomatic mission and government office presence, hours after storming the heavily fortified area in response to calls from Sadrist movement leader, Muq...

 2022-07-27 23:01 

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US, Russia FMs to hold talks for first time since Ukraine operation - State Dept...

WASHINGTON, July 27 (KUNA) -- US Secretary of State Antony Blinken intends to speak with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov for the first time since Moscow's military operation in Ukraine began more than five months ago, he said on Wednesday. The ...

 2022-07-27 22:09 

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Fed raises interest rate by 0.75 per cent to tackle rising inflation...

WASHINGTON, July 27 (KUNA) -- The US Federal Reserve on Wednesday raised the interest rate by 0.75 per cent to a range between 2.25 and 2.50 per cent in a move aimed at combatting an "upward pressure on inflation.""Inflation remains elevated, ...

 2022-07-27 21:13 

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Iraq protestors storm Baghdad Green Zone over political "quota system"...

BAGHDAD, July 27 (KUNA) -- Hundreds of Iraqi protestors stormed Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone on Wednesday, urging the country's political leaders to put aside a sectarian "quota system" in efforts to form a new government. The pr...

 2022-07-27 21:13 

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CBK raises discount rate by quarter percentage point...

KUWAIT, July 27 (KUNA) -- The Central Bank of Kuwait raised the discount rate by a quarter percentage point from 2.25 per cent to 2.50 per cent from Thursday, CBK Governor Basel Al-Haroon said on Wednesday. CBK will also change the rates of monetary polic...

 2022-07-27 20:29 

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Russia's Gazprom cuts gas supply to Europe by 20 pct...

MOSCOW, July 27 (KUNA) - Russia's Gazprom has drastically cut gas deliveries to Europe through the Nord Stream pipeline to about 20 percent of its capacity, the company's Deputy Chief, Vitaly Markelov announced Wednesday. Russia's Tass news ag...

 2022-07-27 19:34 

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Kuwait expresses solidarity with Philippines after quake...

KUWAIT, July 27 (KUNA) -- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed Kuwait's solidarity with Philippines after a 7.1-magnitude earthquake left several casualties in the northwestern province of Abra earlier Wednesday. "The State of Kuwait offers s...

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