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 2022-07-26 13:22 

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Kuwait Amir congratulates Indian Pres. on winning election, assuming post...

KUWAIT, July 26 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent on Tuesday a congratulatory cable to the President of India Droupadi Murmu on winning her country's election and swearing the constitutional oath. His Highnes...

 2022-07-26 13:22 

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Kuwait Crown Prince congratulates Indian Pres. on winning election, assuming post...

KUWAIT, July 26 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah addressed on Tuesday a congratulatory cable to the President of India Droupadi Murmu on winning the election and taking the constitutional oath. His Highness ...

 2022-07-26 12:50 

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Kuwait Crown Prince congratulates Maldives Pres. on nat'l day...

KUWAIT, July 26 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent on Tuesday a cable of congratulations to the President of the Republic of Maldives Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on the occasion of his country's national da...

 2022-07-26 12:50 

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Kuwait Prime Minister congratulates Maldives Pres. on nat'l day...

KUWAIT, July 26 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Prime Minister retired General Sheikh Ahmad Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent on Tuesday a cable of congratulations to the President of the Republic of Maldives Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on the occasion of his countr...

 2022-07-26 12:50 

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Kuwait Amir congratulates Maldives Pres. on nat'l day...

KUWAIT, July 26 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent on Tuesday a cable of congratulations to the President of the Republic of Maldives Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on the occasion of his country's national day. In the...

 2022-07-26 12:13 

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Kuwaiti FM meets GCC Chief...

KUWAIT, July 26 (KUNA) -- Foreign Minister Dr. Sheikh Ahmad Nasser Al-Muhammad Al-Sabah met on Tuesday with visiting Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Dr. Nayef Al-Hajraf. During the meeting, they discussed enhancing efforts to suppo...

 2022-07-26 11:27 

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EU: Russian gas supply cuts "politically motivated"...

BRUSSELS, July 26 (KUNA) -- European Union's top energy official Tuesday said that the announcement by Russian energy giant Gazprom on Monday to reduce gas flows is "politically motivated" and called for reduction of gas consumption by EU memb...

 2022-07-26 10:58 

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S. Korea's Q2 GDP grows at 0.7 Pct...

TOKYO, July 26 (KUNA) -- The South Korean economy grew at a faster pace in the second quarter than three months earlier as private spending picked up due to eased COVID-19 restrictions despite a fall in exports, Yonhap News Agency reported Tuesday, citing...

 2022-07-26 10:57 

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Kuwait Crown Prince receives His Highness Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad...

KUWAIT, July 26 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received at Bayan Palace on Tuesday His Highness Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah. (end)kda.lr...

 2022-07-26 10:38 

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KUNA main news for Tuesday, July 26, 2022...

Local: KUWAIT -- The Kuwait housing real-estate scene had witnessed a sharp decline in deals by 50 percent in the first half of 2022 compared to the same period in 2021. (By Suleinman Redha) International: MOSCOW -- The UN-backed agreement between Russia ...

 2022-07-26 09:52 

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Expert: UN-backed Russia-Ukraine agreement to address global food crisis...

By Adeeb Al-Sayyed MOSCOW, July 26 (KUNA) -- The UN-backed agreement between Russia and Ukraine was a breakthrough to address global food crisis and a testament of the international community's ability to address international crises. The agreement, s...

 2022-07-26 09:37 

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Price inflation causes sharp decline in Kuwait's housing real-estate H1 '22...

By Suleiman RedhaKUWAIT, July 26 (KUNA) -- The Kuwait housing real-estate scene had witnessed a sharp decline in deals by 50 percent in the first half of 2022 compared to the same period in 2021. Some attributed this decline to price inflation of real est...

 2022-07-26 08:56 

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Kuwait crude drop USD 1.40 Mon. to USD 107.53 pb - KPC...

KUWAIT, July 26 (KUNA) -- Kuwait crude oil dropped USD 1.40 during Monday's trading sessions to reach USD 107.53 per barrel (pb) compared with 108.93 pb last Friday, Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) said Tuesday. Benchmark Brent futures however gain...

 2022-07-26 08:55 

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Today in Kuwait's history...

KUWAIT, July 26 (KUNA) 1912 -- Sheikh Mubarak Al-Sabah, State of Kuwait 7th ruler, approved a British government's request to setup a telegraph service in Kuwait city. 1978 -- A popular cafe opened in Sharq Area for people to spend leisure time. 1996 ...

 2022-07-26 02:51 

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

KUWAIT -- Kuwait Finance House (KFH) approves the exchange ratio for its acquisition of Bahrain's Ahli United Bank (AUB). BRUSSELS -- The European Investment Bank (EIB), the European Union's lending arm, approves EUR 1.59 billion (USD 1.62 billion...

 2022-07-26 02:12 

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Some 92.3 per cent of Tunisians vote in favour of new constitution - reports...

TUNIS, July 26 (KUNA) -- Some 92.3 percent of Tunisians voting on a referendum for a new constitution were in favour of the move, preliminary estimates showed after polls closed on Monday. The early figures, which were reported on public state television,...

 2022-07-26 01:06 

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US State Dept. approves possible Foreign Military Sale to Japan...

WASHINGTON, July 25 (KUNA) -- The US State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Japan of "AIM-120C-7/8 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAMs) and related equipment" for an estimated cost of...

 2022-07-26 00:10 

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Qatari Premier congratulates Kuwaiti Premier on post...

KUWAIT, July 25 (KUNA) -- Qatari Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani on Monday phoned Kuwait's newly-appointed Prime Minister Rtd General Sheikh Ahmad Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah to congratulate him on ...

 2022-07-26 00:09 

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Uzbeks win five weight classes at Kuwait's first int'l boxing event...

KUWAIT, July 25 (KUNA) -- Uzbeks claimed the lion's share of gold medals across seven weight categories at the closing of the first Kuwait International Men's Boxing Championships on Monday as the host nation took two bronze medals and a silver. A...

 2022-07-26 00:09 

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Bahraini Premier congratulates Kuwaiti Premier on post...

KUWAIT, July 25 (KUNA) -- Bahraini Crown Prince and Prime Minister Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa phoned the newly-appointed Kuwait's Prime Minister Rtd General Sheikh Ahmad Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah to congratulate him on his new post. In his call, the Ba...

 2022-07-25 23:15 

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Kuwait's envoy presents credentials to Mauritanian FM...

KUWAIT, July 25 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's new Ambassador to Mauritania Ebadah Al-Dosari has submitted a copy of his credentials to Mauritanian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and Mauritanians Abroad Dr. Mohamed Ould Marzouk. In a press statement on ...

 2022-07-25 21:27 

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OPEC crude price rises 16 cents to USD 107.66 pb...

VIENNA, July 25 (KUNA) -- Price of OPEC's crude basket increased by 16 cents to USD 107.66 per barrel on Friday compared with its price a day earlier, the organization said Monday. Bulletin of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) s...

 2022-07-25 20:36 

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US strongly condemns Burma's execution of leading dissidents...

WASHINGTON, July 25 (KUNA) -- The United States condemned Monday in the strongest terms Burma's regime execution of four of the country's opposition leaders. "These reprehensible acts of violence further exemplify the regime's complete dis...

 2022-07-25 20:00 

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EU slams executions in Myanmar as "reprehensible"...

BRUSSELS, July 25 (KUNA) -- The European Union on Monday strongly condemned the executions of three prominent democracy activists and an ex-Member of Parliament in Myanmar and expressed its sincere condolences to the bereaved families and friends of the v...

 2022-07-25 19:57 

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Kuwait's KFH approves exchange ratio for Bahrain's AUB acquisition...

KUWAIT, July 25 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Finance House (KFH) approved, in a general assembly meeting on Monday, the exchange ratio for its acquisition of Bahrain's Ahli United Bank (AUB). The meeting also gave the nod to a capital increase to finance the take...

 2022-07-25 19:35 

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Egypt Pres. hopes for security, stability in Somalia...

CAIRO, July 25 (KUNA) -- Egyptian President Abdul-Fattah Al-Sisi assured his country's to support to the efforts to strengthen peace and security in Somalia and eradicate terrorism to overcome the current challenges for a prosperous future. During a j...

 2022-07-25 19:32 

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EU ministers to discuss energy situation in Europe...

BRUSSELS, July 25 (KUNA) -- European Union energy ministers will hold an extraordinary meeting in Brussels on Tuesday to discuss the energy situation in Europe in the context of "Russia's war against Ukraine."The ministers will be invited to r...

 2022-07-25 19:29 

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Kuwait took effective measures to combat Covid-19 - official...

CAIRO, July 25 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti Assistant Foreign Minister for Human Rights Affairs Talal Al-Mutairi affirmed on Monday that his country had taken many measures since the beginning of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic to protect the safety of cit...

 2022-07-25 19:22 

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Arab Parliament mission admires Tunisia constitutional referendum...

TUNISIA, July 25 (KUNA) -- Arab Parliament mission of monitors praised on Monday the referendum on the new constitution of Tunisia, as trasparent and orderly. The participation of the Arab Parliament in monitoring this referendum reflects the parliament&#...

 2022-07-25 18:44 

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EU Bank provides 1.59 bln euro financial aid to to Ukraine...

BRUSSELS, July 25 (KUNA) -- The Board of Directors of the European Investment Bank (EIB), the lending arm of the European Union, on Monday approved EUR 1.59 billion (USD 1.62 billion) of financial support for Ukraine to address its financing gap and urgen...

 2022-07-25 18:34 

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Palestine PM urges halt to Israeli abuse in occupied territories...

RAMALLAH, July 25 (KUNA) -- Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh on Monday urged the international community to apply pressures on the Israeli occupation authorities to stop their racial abuse in the occupied Palestinian territories. "The late...

 2022-07-25 18:20 

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US Yemen envoy heads to Saudi Arabia, Jordan...

WASHINGTON, July 25 (KUNA) -- US Special Envoy for Yemen Tim Lenderking will travel on Monday to Riyadh, capital of Saudi Arabia and Amman, capital of Jordan, for talks on Yemen peace. Lenderking will "continue US diplomatic efforts in support of the ...

 2022-07-25 18:15 

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EU adopts aid programme worth 33.4 mln euro for Turkish Cypriots...

BRUSSELS, July 25 (KUNA) -- The European Commission on Monday adopted the 2022 Annual Action Programme for the Turkish Cypriot community worth 33.4 million euro (USD 34 million). The programme includes support for economic development, green energy, envir...

 2022-07-25 17:54 

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Iraqi MPs designate Al-Sudani as Prime Minister...

BAGHDAD, July 25 (KUNA) -- Iraq's Coordination Framework, a leading parliamentary coalition, on Monday designated Mohammad Shaia' Al-Sudani as candidate for Premiership. Leader of the coalition members reached agreement on Al-Sudani's designat...

 2022-07-25 17:03 

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Kuwait Crown Prince receives thank-you letter from new Prime Minister...

KUWAIT, July 25 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Crown Prince of Kuwait Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Monday received a letter of gratitude from the newly-appointed Prime Minister (Rtd.) General Sheikh Ahmad Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. As he...

 2022-07-25 17:01 

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French Pres. embarks on Africa trip to enhance relations...

PARIS, July 25 (KUNA) -- French president Emmanuel Macron on Monday started his tour of Cameroon, Benin and Guinea-Bissau this week, in order to boost the relations with the African countries. Macron's first trip to the continent since his re-election...

 2022-07-25 16:54 

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Kuwait Crown Prince sends thank-you letter Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled...

KUWAIT, July 25 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Crown Prince of Kuwait Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Monday sent a letter of thanks to outgoing prime minister His Highness Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah. In the message, His Highness the Crown ...

 2022-07-25 16:44 

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Kuwait Amir thanks Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled...

KUWAIT, July 25 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Monday sent a letter of thanks to outgoing prime minister His Highness Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah. In the message, His Highness the Amir spoke high...

 2022-07-25 16:16 

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Kuwait Amir receives thank-you letter from new Prime Minister...

KUWAIT, July 25 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Monday received a letter of thanks from the newly-appointed Prime Minister (Rtd.) General Sheikh Ahmad Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. As he faces the t...

 2022-07-25 14:56 

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CBK issues KD 200 mln bonds, tawarruq...

KUWAIT, July 25 (KUNA) -- The Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) on Monday announced the latest issue of CBK Bonds and related Tawarruq at a total value of KD 200 million (nearly USD 660 million). The financial tools, payable in three months, have return rate o...

 2022-07-25 14:22 

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Arab League urges respect for human rights, specialties of states...

CAIRO, July 25 (KUNA) -- Assistant Secretary-General of the Arab league for Social Affairs on Monday stressed the importance of promoting human rights culture in the framework of respect for the sovereignty and specialties of each country. "The civil ...

 2022-07-25 13:46 

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Droupadi Murmu swears in as India's 15th President...

New Delhi, July 25 (KUNA) -- Droupadi Murmu was sworn-in as 15th President of India, Monday, as Chief Justice of India N. V. Ramana administered oath at the Central Hall of Parliament. The President's Secretariat said in a statement that Murmu thanked...

 2022-07-25 13:29 

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Italy praises Kuwait's balanced foreign policy, humanitarian aid internationally...

ROME, July 25 (KUNA) -- Kuwait is distinguished internationally for its balanced foreign policy, pioneering role in the global humanitarian domain, and for boosting stability worldwide, Italian President's Diplomatic Advisor Emanuela d'Alessandro ...

 2022-07-25 13:24 

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"Encouraging numbers" of Tunisians vote for new constitution...

TUNIS, July 25 (KUNA) -- Over nine million Tunisians began voting in referendum for a new constitution on Monday. In a statement by head of the Independent High Authority for Elections Farouq Boaskar, the number of voters reached 564,753 in the first thre...

 2022-07-25 12:31 

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Austria counters gas shortage via underground facilities in Haidach...

VIENNA, July 25 (KUNA) -- The Austrian government intends to benefit from underground natural gas storage in Haidach, near the German state of Bavaria, to face any gas shortage coming winter. Federal Minister for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobil...

 2022-07-25 12:27 

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Kuwait Crown Prince receives officials...

KUWAIT, July 25 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received at Bayan Palace on Monday His Highness Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah. His Highness the Crown Prince also received Prime Minister retired Gene...

 2022-07-25 11:26 

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KUNA main news for Sunday, July 25, 2022...

International: TUNIS -- Tunisians head to polls to vote on a referendum for the new draft constitution....

 2022-07-25 11:12 

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Russia disrupts Ukrainian attempt to hijack warplane...

MOSCOW, July 25 (KUNA) -- Russia announced disrupting an Ukrainian attempt to recruit two Russian pilots with the aim of hijacking a Russian warplane. Ukrainian intelligence members tried convincing the two pilots to hijack the plane and land it in Ukrain...

 2022-07-25 09:45 

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CBK: USD stands at KD 0.307, Euro at KD 0.313...

KUWAIT, July 25 (KUNA) -- The exchange rate of the US dollar on Monday remained stable against the Kuwaiti Dinar at KD 0.307 and the Euro at KD 0.313 compared with Sunday's rates. The Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) said on its daily bulletin that the st...

 2022-07-25 08:51 

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Today in Kuwait's history...

KUWAIT, July 25 (KUNA) 1979 -- A Group of local physicians established the Patients Helping Fund, Kuwait's first medical charitable institution. 1985 -- Saleh Shihab, best remembered for his efforts to institutionalize the tourism industry in Kuwait d...

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