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 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...

 2022-07-25 02:43 

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

3046982 KUWAIT -- An Amiri order is issued, naming retired general Sheikh Ahmad Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah Kuwait's new Prime Minister, according to the Diwan of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. 3046964 ALGIERS -- A...

 2022-07-25 01:14 

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Japan win 2022 Asian Men's Junior Handball Ch'ship...

KUWAIT, July 24 (KUNA) -- Japan won the AHF Asian Men's Junior Handball Championship for the first time, edging host nation Bahrain in a 24-20 final on Sunday. The achievement in the 17th edition of the U21s tournament follows a third place finish for...

 2022-07-25 00:33 

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Russian FM hails Arab "balanced stance" of Ukraine crisis...

CAIRO, July 24 (KUNA) -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has lauded Russian-Arab relations and appreciated what he described as "a balanced, just and responsible stance" of the Arab states of the Ukrainian crisis. Addressing an Arab League ...

 2022-07-25 00:25 

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Career of Kuwait's new PM retired general Sheikh Ahmad Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah...

KUWAIT, July 24 (KUNA) -- Former First Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister, retired army general Sheikh Ahmad Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah was named Kuwait's new prime minister in an Amiri order on Sunday. Born in 1956, Sheikh Ahmad is the son of H...

 2022-07-24 23:16 

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State of emergency declared due to California Oak Fire...

WASHINGTON, July 24 (KUNA) -- The Governor of California Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency for Mariposa County "due to the effects of the Oak Fire, which destroyed homes, threatened critical infrastructure and forced the evacuation of more th...

 2022-07-24 23:09 

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Amiri order declares Sheikh Ahmad Nawaf Al-Ahmad new prime minister of Kuwait...

 2022-07-24 23:06 

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ThanksECO-US-TREASURYUS economy not in recession, inflation "way too high" - Treasury Sec. WASHINGTON, July 24 (KUNA) -- US Secretary of Treasury Janet Yellen reiterated Sunday that the US economy is not in recession but that the inflation is "...

 2022-07-24 22:48 

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Kuwaiti racer Al-Fadhel snatches 3rd place in European Jet Ski championship...

By Meshari Al-KandariKUWAIT, July 24 (KUNA) - Kuwaiti racer Abdullah Al-Fadhel clinched the third place in the 2022 European Jetski Championship's Pro-AM Runabout Stock race, which concluded in Poland Sunday. In statements to KUNA, via phone, Al-Fadhe...

 2022-07-24 22:03 

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US economy not in recession, inflation "way too high" - Treasury Sec....

WASHINGTON, July 24 (KUNA) -- US Secretary of Treasury Janet Yellen reiterated Sunday that the US economy is not in recession but that the inflation is "way too high."Yellen told CBS network that "the labor market is now extremely strong. Even...

 2022-07-24 21:41 

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Amiri order declares Sheikh Ahmad Nawaf Al-Ahmad new prime minister of Kuwait...

KUWAIT, July 24 (KUNA) -- The Diwan of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah has stated that an Amiri ordered was issued Sunday naming the Retired General Sheikh Ahmad Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah a new Prime Minister for Kuwai...

 2022-07-24 20:54 

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Biden's symptoms "continue to improve considerably" - physician...

WASHINGTON, July 24 (KUNA) -- US President Joe Biden's symptoms "continue to improve considerably" after testing positive for COVID-19 last week and that "his predominant symptom now is a sore throat," the physician to the President, D...

 2022-07-24 19:25 

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Kuwait Oil Co.: Digital transformation "work in progress"...

KUWAIT, July 24 (KUNA) -- The state-owned Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) underlined on Sunday its commitment to digital transformation plans, saying the process is a "work in progress" that would only come to fruition through more cooperation across the...

 2022-07-24 19:04 

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Kuwait ranks third in Asian Handball Championship...

KUWAIT, July 24 (KUNA) -- The Kuwaiti national team reached the podium of 17th Asian Men's Junior (U21) Handball Championship after defeating the Saudi peer 27-21 on Sunday. The game, held at Khalifa indoor court in Bahrain, saw the Kuwaiti team in co...

 2022-07-24 18:38 

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Egyptian Pres. urges diplomatic solution to Ukraine crisis...

CAIRO, July 24 (KUNA) -- Egyptian President Abdul-Fattah Al-Sisi stressed on Sunday the importance of giving priority to the language of dialogue and diplomatic solutions to the Ukrainian crisis. President Al-Sisi made the comments during his meeting with...

 2022-07-24 18:32 

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Sonatrach: Gas supplies to Spain temporarily suspended...

ALGIERS, July 24 (KUNA) -- The Oil Company of Algeria (Sonatrach) announced Sunday the suspension of gas supplies to Spain due to a malfunction in the (Midgaz) pipeline. In s statement, Sonatrach said that the malfunction in the pipeline accured from the ...

 2022-07-24 18:31 

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Nazaha cooperates with all agencies to combat corruption -- Official...

KUWAIT, July 24 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Anti-Corruption Authority (Nazaha) on Sunday reaffirmed keenness of the State of Kuwait on working with other government and non-government organizations to combat corruption and track down corrupt people. Nazaha spares no...

 2022-07-24 17:22 

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Arab League worried about Libyan factional clashes...

CAIRO, July 24 (KUNA) -- Secretary-General of the Arab League Ahmad Abul-Gheit expressed worries over the armed clashes among Libyan rival factions in Tripoli and Misrata in the past two days where civilian casualties fell. Abul-Gheit believes that resort...

 2022-07-24 17:05 

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Arab League urges provision of int'l protection for Palestinians...

CAIRO, July 24 (KUNA) -- The Arab League stressed the need of providing international protection for the Palestinian people and applying pressures on the Israeli occupation forces for halt their crimes against the Palestinians. Marking the centenary of th...

 2022-07-24 15:57 

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Afya-3 Kuwaiti retiree health insurance available until Sept. 15 - MoH...

KUWAIT, July 24 (KUNA) -- Afya-3 health insurance cards are available for Kuwaiti retirees from today to September 15, Director of Health insurance Department at MoH Ahmad Al-Hussaini stated Sunday. The cards could be handed out to beneficiaries through 4...

 2022-07-24 15:50 

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Russia says Ukrainian military boat destroyed in missile attack...

MOSCOW, July 24 (KUNA) -- Russia on Sunday said its forces had destroyed a Ukrainian military boat in the Black Sea port of Odesa, in an attack using a range of cruise missiles. Russian naval forces targeted military infrastructure in Odesa port, while a ...

 2022-07-24 14:44 

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Indian capital reports first case of monkey pox...

NEW DELHI, July 24 (KUNA) -- The Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said Sunday that a 34-year-old male resident of Delhi was diagnosed with monkey pox, taking the total number of cases in the country into four. The patient was isolated at Lok N...

 2022-07-24 13:29 

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Turkish, Finnish FMs discuss Ukraine developments...

ANKARA, July 24 (KUNA) -- Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlut Cavusoglu discussed on Sunday with Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto the latest developments in Ukraine. In a phone call, the ministers discussed the mediation efforts to implement...

 2022-07-24 13:18 

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Kuwait Crown Prince receives Speaker Al-Ghanim...

KUWAIT, July 24 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received Speaker of the National Assembly Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim at Bayan Palace on Sunday. (end)aab.lr...

 2022-07-24 12:59 

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King Abdullah II: Palestinian cause is Jordan's top priority...

AMMAN, July 24 (KUNA) -- King Abdullah II of Jordan affirmed that the Palestinian cause is his country's top priority and is the key to achieving peace and stability in the region. Economic empowerment is not a replacement for political solution, said...

 2022-07-24 12:38 

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Kuwait Diving Team completes protective projects in Araifjan's coral reefs...

KUWAIT, July 24 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Diving Team, on Sunday, set new protective projects in the coral reefs of Araifjan, South Al-Ahmadi port. In a statement for KUNA, team director Waleed Al-Fadhel said that the team knows the significance of the coral reefs...

 2022-07-24 11:40 

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Israeli navy target fishing boat in Gaza...

GAZA, July 24 (KUNA) -- Israeli gunboats targeted a fishing boat in the sea of the Gaza Strip on Sunday, destroying it, however, no injuries were reported. Nizar Ayyash, chairman of the fishermen union, said in a press statement that the Israeli boats fir...

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