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 2022-06-02 18:07 

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GCC Secretary-General welcomes truce extending in Yemen...

RIYADH, June 2 (KUNA) -- The GCC Secretary-General, Dr. Nayef Al-Hajraf, welcomed the announcement by the Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General to Yemen, Hans Grundberg, to extend the truce for two months in accordance with the same provisions of the ...

 2022-06-02 18:06 

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UN envoy to Yemen announces truce extending for two months...

ADEN, June 2 (KUNA) -- United Nations envoy to Yemen, Hans Grundberg, announced Thursday extending the Yemeni truce for two more months, following the consent of both sides. In a statement, Grundberg detailed that the new treaty begins where the current e...

 2022-06-02 17:51 

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OPEC plus to increase oil production by 648,000 barrels per day...

VIENNA, June 2 (KUNA) - The OPEC plus ministers decided Thursday to increase oil production by 648,000 barrels per day for the coming months of July and August. This came in a statement after the 29th OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial meeting, which was held ...

 2022-06-02 16:40 

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Morocco reports first case of Monkeypox - health ministry...

RABAT, June 2 (KUNA) -- Morocco reported on Thursday its first case of monkeypox, in a traveler coming from Europe, said the Moroccan health ministry. In a statement, the ministry affirmed that the patient is in a stable condition. The statement added tha...

 2022-06-02 15:04 

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Finance Min. heads Kuwaiti delegation in IDB 47th ministerial meeting...

SHARM ELSHIEKH, June 2 (KUNA) -- The Minister of Finance, Minister of State for Economic Affairs and Investment, and Kuwait Governor at the Islamic Development Bank, Abdulwahab Al-Rashaid, headed the Kuwaiti delegation participating in the 47th annual min...

 2022-06-02 14:56 

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Kuwait Amb. to Germany discuss bilateral ties with DAFG Pres....

BERLIN, June 2 (KUNA) -- Kuwait ambassador to Germany, Najeb Al-Bader explored on Thursday with the President of the German-Arab Friendship Association (DAFG) Christoph Bloss, bilateral ties between Kuwait and Germany. Al-Bader added that the meeting also...

 2022-06-02 14:53 

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II celebrates Platinum Jubilee...

LONDON, June 2 (KUNA) -- Celebrations erupted across the United Kingdom, Thursday, as it marks the 70th anniversary, or Platinum Jubilee, of Queen Elizabeth's II coronation day, making her the longest reigning monarch in the history of the country. Th...

 2022-06-02 13:34 

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GCC nat'l humanitarian societies 'highly efficient' - KRCS...

RIYADH, June 2 (KUNA) -- The national Red Crescent Societies at the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries possess efficient and highly qualified cadres capable of practicing their humanitarian role, Vice Chairman of Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) A...

 2022-06-02 13:29 

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Kuwait parliament Speaker discusses Schengen visa issue with lead MEP...

BRUSSELS, June 2 (KUNA) -- Speaker of Kuwait's National Assembly Marzouq Al-Ghanim met here Thursday with chair of European Parliament's Delegation for relations with the Arab Peninsula Hannah Naumann, discussing the issue of lifting the Schengen ...

 2022-06-02 13:14 

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OPEC basket down USD 5.87 cents to settle at USD 117.01 pb...

VIENNA, June 2 (KUNA) -- The price of the OPEC crudes went down by USD 5.87 to settle at USD 117.07 per barrel on Wednesday as opposed to USD 122.94 pb last Tuesday, said the international oil cartel on Thursday. According to the OPEC bulletin, the averag...

 2022-06-02 12:28 

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Kuwaiti official: KD 53 mln in donations gathered last Ramadan...

KUWAIT, June 2 (KUNA) -- An official at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor said on Thursday that total donations gathered by charitable entities during the Holy Month of Ramadan last year had reached KD 53 million. In a press statement, head of the ...

 2022-06-02 10:45 

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

KUWAIT, June 2 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah congratulated, in a cable Thursday, Italian President Sergio Matterella on his country's national day, wishing him good health and for the Republic and Italian peop...

 2022-06-02 10:36 

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S. Korea's ruling party wins key local elections...

TOKYO, June 2 (KUNA) -- South Korea's ruling People Power Party (PPP) clinched a resounding victory in local elections, giving the newly inaugurated government of President Yoon Suk-yeol an added mandate to push forward with its agenda, Yonhap News Ag...

 2022-06-02 10:23 

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KUNA main news for Thursday, June 2, 2022...

International: SHARM EL-SHEIKH -- Islamic Development Bank Group hold annual meetings under slogan "After recovering from the pandemic: resilience and sustainability." BRUSSELS -- Kuwait National Assembly speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim meets heads of p...

 2022-06-02 09:28 

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Kuwait oil price plummets USD 7.35 to USD 117.01 pb...

KUWAIT, June 2 (KUNA) -- The price of Kuwaiti oil plummeted by USD 7.35 to settle at USD 117.03 per barrel on Wednesday in contrast with USD 124.36 pb the day before, said the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) Thursday. At the global level, the price of ...

 2022-06-02 09:21 

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Israeli forces kill one Palestinian, wound another south of Bethlehem...

RAMALLAH, June 2 (KUNA) -- A young Palestinian was shot to death by Israeli occupying troops in Dheisheh refugee camp south of Bethlehem, Palestinian Health Ministry said Thursday. The young martyr was known as Ayman Muhaisen, at the age of 29 years old, ...

 2022-06-02 09:19 

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Kuwaiti, UN officials discuss de-listing of nat'ls from UN terrorism list...

WASHINGTON, June 2 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Assistant Foreign Minister for Development Affairs and International Cooperation, Hamad Suleiman Al-Mishan met in New York, Thursday, with UN senior Advisor for Special Political Affairs Jeffrey DeLaurentis. The m...

 2022-06-02 08:46 

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Today in Kuwait's history...

KUWAIT, June 2 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Amir Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah signed decrees of the penal code and procedural criminal trial law, as well as of penal courts and procedures. 1960 -- Kuwait Amir Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah signed a decree reg...

 2022-06-02 08:09 

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At least five people dead in Oklahoma hospital shooting...

WASHINGTON, June 2 (KUNA) -- At least five people were killed and several others wounded Wednesday evening in a shooting occurring at a hospital campus in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Tulsa Police tweeted that five people were dead, including the shooter "in ...

 2022-06-02 02:46 

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

KUWAIT -- Foreign Minister Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah met Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov on the sidelines of the joint GCC-Russia ministerial meeting in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. BRUSSELS -- Vice President of the European Commission Marga...

 2022-06-02 00:12 

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Top EU official: We are happy to count Kuwait among our friends...

BRUSSELS, June 1 (KUNA) -- Vice President of the European Commission Margaritis Schinas Wednesday lauded reforms undertaken by Kuwait regarding the lifting of Schengen visa requirements and for siding with Europe in these "difficult times."He made...

 2022-06-01 23:30 

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EU bans one more Russian airline...

BRUSSELS, June 1 (KUNA) -- The European Commission Wednesday added one more additional Russian airline, "I Fly", to the EU Air Safety List. Today's EU Air Safety Committee's decision is in continuity with the previous addition of 20 Russia...

 2022-06-01 22:19 

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Iraq FM calls for new chapter of cooperation with Kuwait...

BAGHDAD, June 1 (KUNA) -- Iraq Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein called on Wednesday to open new horizons for cooperation between Iraq and Kuwait and to work and coordinate in everything that would provide security and stability for the whole region and the w...

 2022-06-01 22:18 

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Gulf Arab states back mediation efforts to end Russia-Ukraine conflict...

RIYADH, June 1 (KUNA) -- The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) threw its weight on Wednesday behind mediation efforts to resolve the Russia-Ukraine conflict, emphasizing that such measures should fall in line with international laws and principles. These eff...

 2022-06-01 21:35 

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 2022-06-01 21:32 

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GCC unity in stances led council to become effective force globally - Prince Faisal...

RIYADH, June 1 (KUNA) -- Saudi Arabia Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan affirmed Wednesday on the unity of GCC states and stands towards international issues and crises which has led to the emergence of the council as one of the effective and infl...

 2022-06-01 21:30 

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Biden announces "significant" new security assistance package for Ukraine...

WASHINGTON, June 1 (KUNA) -- US President Joe Biden announced Wednesday a "significant new security assistance package to provide timely and critical aid to the Ukrainian military.""This new package will arm them with new capabilities and adva...

 2022-06-01 20:32 

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France, Australia agree to mend strained ties...

PARIS, June 1 (KUNA) -- France and Australia's foreign ministers agreed on Wednesday to rekindle bilateral relations without delay, after ties were damaged by an incident last year where Canberra abandoned a multi-billion dollar submarine deal with Pa...

 2022-06-01 20:07 

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Croatia to adopt euro next January...

BRUSSELS, June 1 (KUNA) -- The European Commission Wednesday announced that Croatia is ready to adopt the euro on 1 January 2023, bringing the number of euro area Member States to twenty. The conclusion is set out in the 2022 Convergence Report, which ass...

 2022-06-01 18:58 

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S. Korea's trade deficit extended on high energy prices...

TOKYO, June 1 (KUNA) -- South Korea suffered a trade deficit in May due to high global energy prices, although its exports rose 21.3 percent from a year earlier on solid demand for chips and petroleum products, Yonhap News Agency reported Wednesday. Outbo...

 2022-06-01 18:57 

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Kuwait FM, Russian counterpart discuss regional, global developments...

KUWAIT, June 1 (KUNA) - Kuwait Foreign Minister Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah met Wednesday Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on the sidelines of the joint ministerial meeting between the GCC states and the Russian Federation, whi...

 2022-06-01 18:56 

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Kuwait's FM takes part in 152nd session of GCC's ministerial meeting...

KUWAIT, June 1 (KUNA) -- Foreign Minister Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Nasser Al-Sabah headed the Kuwaiti delegation participating in the 152 round of the GCC's ministerial meeting, held Wednesday at the Secretariat's headquarters, Riyadh. The meeting handled...

 2022-06-01 18:32 

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Germany to supply Ukraine with IRIS-T air defense system...

BERLIN, June 1 (KUNA) -- Germany will be sending Ukraine IRIS-T air defense system as part of a supply of heavy weapons aiming to help Kyiv fend off Russia's military onslaught, Chancellor Olaf Scholz said on Wednesday. The move comes in response to m...

 2022-06-01 18:29 

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US, Taiwan launch 21st-Century Trade Initiative...

WASHINGTON, June 1 (KUNA) - The US and Taiwan launched an Initiative on 21st-Century Trade, which is intended to develop concrete ways to deepen the economic and trade relationship, advance mutual trade priorities based on shared values, and promote innov...

 2022-06-01 17:39 

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First Rwanda deportation flight to leave on June 14 - UK Interior Min....

LONDON, June 1 (KUNA) -- British Minister of Interior, Priti Patel, announced Wednesday that asylum seekers who arrived in the United Kingdom without authorization had been sent formal notices by the Home Office advising they will be relocated to the east...

 2022-06-01 17:11 

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US names new Special Envoy for Horn of Africa...

WASHINGTON, June 1 (KUNA) - US Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced Wednesday that Mike Hammer will serve as the new US Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa. In a statement, Blinken noted that Hammer will be replacing David Satterfield, who is prep...

 2022-06-01 16:32 

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Egyptian Pres. stresses importance of ending armed militias presence in Libya...

CAIRO, June 1 (KUNA) -- Egyptian President Abdelfattah Al-Sisi stressed, Wednesday, the importance of ending the presence of armed militias and extremist groups in Libya, which undermine the chances of achieving stability and peace. This came during a mee...

 2022-06-01 15:54 

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Iraq exports 102.3 mln oil barrels last May...

BAGHDAD, June 1 (KUNA) -- Iraqi Ministry of Oil announced Wednesday exporting 102.3 million oil barrels in May, with revenues valued at USD 11.4 billion. In a statement, the ministry added that the monthly exporting average reached 3.3 million barrels per...

 2022-06-01 14:18 

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Arab League urges human rights organizations to end Palestinian detainees suffering...

CAIRO, June 1 (KUNA) -- The Arab League called on all international and Arab organizations, led by the Human Rights Council, to redouble efforts and put more pressure on the Israeli occupation authorities to put an end to the suffering of the Palestinian ...

 2022-06-01 14:01 

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OPEC up by USD 2.93 pb to settle at USD 122.94 pb...

VIENNA, June 1 (KUNA) -- The price of the OPEC crudes rose up by USD 2.93 to settle at USD 122.94 per barrel on Tuesday as opposed to USD 120.01 pb last Monday, said the international oil cartel on Wednesday. According to the OPEC bulletin, the average oi...

 2022-06-01 13:28 

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Sharif: Pakistan works to boost flourishing commercial ties with Turkey...

ANKARA, June 1 (KUNA) -- The Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Wednesday stressed on his country's keenness to increase commercial exchange with Turkey to USD five billion for the upcoming period. The commercial exchange between both nations ...

 2022-06-01 11:15 

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Israeli occupation force kills Palestinian woman northern Al-Khalil...

RAMALLAH, June 1 (KUNA) -- A Palestinian woman shot in the chest by Israeli occupation forces near (Al-Oroub) camp for refugees, north Al-Khalil City on Wednesday, the Palestinian Health Ministry announced. In a statement, the ministry said, Ghofran Waras...

 2022-06-01 11:07 

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Japan doubles entry cap for overseas arrivals to 20,000...

TOKYO, June 1 (KUNA) -- Japan doubled its daily entry cap on arrivals from overseas to 20,000 starting on Wednesday, ahead of resuming accepting foreign tourists later this month. The ceiling was increased from 10,000 to 20,000 arrivals per day, the gover...

 2022-06-01 10:33 

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KUNA main news for Wednesday, June 1, 2022...

International:RIYADH -- GCC Foreign Ministers hold a meeting in the Saudi capital. BRUSSELS -- Kuwait Minister of National Assembly Affairs meets with European Commission official....

 2022-06-01 08:30 

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Biden: US will provide Ukraine with advanced rocket systems, munitions...

WASHINGTON, June 1 (KUNA) -- US President Joe Biden said Tuesday evening that the US would provide Ukraine with "more advanced rocket systems and munitions."Biden wrote in an op-ed in the New York Times "We have moved quickly to send Ukraine a...

 2022-06-01 08:00 

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Kuwait oil price up USD 2.74 to USD 124.36 pb...

KUWAIT, June 1 (KUNA) -- The price of Kuwaiti oil went up by USD 2.74 to USD 124.36 per barrel on Tuesday compared to USD 121.62 pb the day before, said the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) on Wednesday. The prices of the Brent crude and West Texas Inte...

 2022-06-01 07:37 

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Today in Kuwait's history...

KUWAIT, June 1 (KUNA) --1959 -- A law was put into motion for the 1955 amended Indian currency law, thus the new Indian banknote became the sole legal currency in Kuwait. 1961 -- Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) took up responsibility from Kuwait ...

 2022-06-01 02:44 

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

KUWAIT -- Kuwait Cabinet ratifies a decree naming several members of the Municipal Council. KUWAIT -- Kuwait is crowned champion of the 3rd GCC Games with 96-medal tally. KUWAIT -- Ambassador of Belgium to Kuwait hands the Knight Order of the Crown to She...

 2022-06-01 02:29 

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Sheikha Intisar awarded Belgian Knight Order of the Crown...

KUWAIT, May 31 (KUNA) - Ambassador of Belgium to Kuwait Marc Trenteseau on Tuesday handed the Knight Order of the Crown to Sheikha Intisar Salem Al-Ali Al-Sabah in appreciation of her contributions to the voluntary action and support to victims of war. Ki...

 2022-06-01 02:03 

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US concerned over Russia's steps to control Ukrainian territory...

WASHINGTON, May 31 (KUNA) -- The US said Tuesday it "remains concerned about steps Russia is taking to attempt to institutionalize control over sovereign Ukrainian territory, particularly in Ukraine's Kherson region."State Department spokesper...

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