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 2022-07-01 22:35 

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Kuwait FM, Lebanese PM discuss cementing ties...

KUWAIT, July 1 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Foreign Minister Sheikh Dr. Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Sabah has discussed with Lebanese Premier Najib Mikati efforts to strengthen bilateral relations. This came in a meeting held between the two officials on the sideline...

 2022-07-01 22:18 

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Kuwaiti FM meets Somali counterpart in Beirut...

KUWAIT, July 1 (KUNA) - Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Dr. Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Sabah on Friday met Somali Acting Foreign Minister and State Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Balal Mohamed Cusman on the sideline of the con...

 2022-07-01 21:48 

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EU condemns deaths of many civilians in Syrian conflict...

BRUSSELS, July 1 (KUNA) -- The European Union Friday condemned "in the strongest terms" the deaths of many civilians over more than a decade of conflict in Syria. "These crimes were mostly perpetrated by the Syrian regime and its allies, inclu...

 2022-07-01 20:44 

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Cyprus names Kuwaiti amb. diplomatic personality of 2022...

BEIRUT, July 1 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Ambassador to Cyprus Waleed Al-Kandari was declared the winner of the prize of the diplomatic personality of 2022 in Cyprus. Al-Kandari was handed the prize at a ceremony held at the Presidential Palace and organized ...

 2022-07-01 19:59 

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Japan PM says Russian decision will not immediately stop LNG supplies...

TOKYO, July 1 (KUNA) -- Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said Friday that Russia's decision to replace the Sakhalin-2 project operator with a new Russian company will not immediately stop imports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Russia. Kishid...

 2022-07-01 19:25 

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EU to give 1 bn euro loan to Ukraine...

BRUSSELS, July 1 (KUNA) -- The European Commission Friday proposed a new 1 billion euro (USD 1.04 billion) long-term loan for Ukraine as the first part financial assistance package of up to 9 billion euro (USD 9.3 billion) announced on 18 May. Under the p...

 2022-07-01 19:09 

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Arab meeting in Beirut coincides with delicate conditions - Kuwait FM...

BEIRUT, July 1 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah said Friday the consultative meeting of the Arab foreign ministers, due in Beirut tomorrow, coincides with delicate conditions and mounting challenges in the Ar...

 2022-07-01 17:48 

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Indian PM, Russian pres. discusses bilateral, global issues...

NEW DELHI, July 1 (KUNA) -- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi discussed by phone on Friday bilateral and global issues of mutual concern with Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to Modi's office. During the telephone conversation, "the t...

 2022-07-01 17:27 

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Von de Leyen: "Hard work" needed for Ukraine to join EU...

BRUSSELS, July 1 (KUNA) -- President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen on Friday said that Ukraine now has a clear European perspective and it is candidate to join the European Union. "Something that seemed almost unimaginable just five ...

 2022-07-01 16:39 

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Turkish pres. restates balanced policy with Russia...

ISTANBUL, July 1 (KUNA) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that his country, which is a NATO member, commits to a balanced policy in its relations with Russia. He was quoted by Anadolu news agency as telling reporters that Turkiye is...

 2022-07-01 15:45 

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Scrapyard blaze injures five firemen in Kuwait...

KUWAIT, July 1 (KUNA) -- Five Kuwaiti firefighters were wounded while trying to put a fire at a warehouse of Mina Abdullah scrapyard under control on Friday, according to the Public Fire Force. In a press statement, the force said its firefighters station...

 2022-07-01 15:12 

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Kuwait parliament speaker meets Azerbaijani, Jordanian peers in Baku...

KUWAIT, July 1 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim met separately with Speaker of the Azerbaijani Parliament Sahiba Gafarova and President of the Jordanian Senate Faisal Al-Fayez on Friday on the margins of the conference of...

 2022-07-01 15:00 

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Briefing of KUNA main news for Friday until 12:00 GMT...

3043843 BRUSSELS -- Making quality education a goal in all national development projects, Kuwait seeks to strengthen academic and research cooperation with the European Union (EU), according to a top Kuwaiti educationist and academic. 3043831 MADRID -- Th...

 2022-07-01 14:34 

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EU voices regret over Russian threats to cut diplomatic ties with Bulgaria...

BRUSSELS, July 1 (KUNA) -- The European Union (EU) Friday regretted the "unjustified threat" of Russia to sever diplomatic ties with Bulgaria in response to Bulgaria's decision to expel 70 Russian Embassy staff from the country. "The Europ...

 2022-07-01 14:23 

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Kuwait eyes closer academic, research coop. with EU - official...

BRUSSELS, July 1 (KUNA) -- Making quality education a goal in all national development projects, Kuwait seeks to strengthen academic and research cooperation with the European Union (EU), according to a top Kuwaiti educationist and academic. "There ar...

 2022-07-01 13:10 

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OPEC crudes' basket down by USD 2.03 pb...

VIENNA, July 1 (KUNA) -- The price of OPEC's basket of oils went down by USD 2.03 to reach USD 115.61 per barrel on Thursday against USD 117.64 pb the day before, announced the organization. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries said in it...

 2022-07-01 13:09 

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Arab FMs meet in Lebanon Sat., discuss upcoming Algeria Arab Summit...

BEIRUT, July 1 (KUNA) -- Lebanon will host on Saturday a meeting for Arab Foreign Ministers in preparation for the upcoming Arab Summit to be held in Algeria next November. The consultative meeting will be presided over by Lebanon, which took over the Pre...

 2022-07-01 11:49 

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NATO Summit concludes with fundamental decisions to strengthen alliance...

By Hanadi WatfaMADRID, July 1 (KUNA) -- The (NATO) summit concluded in Spain on Thursday, with the adoption of a roadmap for the next decade and put fundamental decisions to face future challenges, agreeing that the alliance is today stronger and more uni...

 2022-07-01 11:25 

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Czech Republic begins Presidency of EU with focus on Ukraine...

BRUSSELS, July 1 (KUNA) -- The Czech Republic, Friday, took over the six-month rotating Presidency of the European Union from France at a time when Europe is facing major security challenges due to the war in Ukraine. The Russian invasion of Ukraine and i...

 2022-07-01 10:43 

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Rutab dates season arrives in Kuwait with early varieties hitting market...

KUWAIT, July 1 (KUNA) -- The rutab dates season has arrived in Kuwait with early varieties of the fruit in all shapes and colors hitting the market. The summer rutab dates have their taste and quality, which push consumers racing to the market to acquire ...

 2022-07-01 10:41 

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Kuwait oil price falls USD 1.49 to USD 115.42 pb...

KUWAIT, July 1 (KUNA) -- The price of Kuwaiti oil went fell USD 1.49 to USD 115.42 per barrel on Thursday as oppose to USD 116.91 pb the previous day, said the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) Friday. The price of the Brent crude at the global market fe...

 2022-07-01 10:28 

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China says development of military equipment not targeting any country...

TOKYO, July 1 (KUNA) -- China said its development and upgrading of its military equipment are not targeting any country or specific objective, state-run Xinhua News Agency reported Friday. National Defense Ministry spokesman Tan Kefei made the remarks Th...

 2022-07-01 10:09 

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Japanese big makers' business confidence down for 2nd qtr...

TOKYO, July 1 (KUNA) -- Business confidence among major Japanese manufacturers for the second straight quarter in June, the Bank of Japan said on Friday. The central bank's quarterly survey showed the business sentiment index among big makers, such as...

 2022-07-01 09:23 

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

KUWAIT, July 1 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent on Friday a cable of congratulations to the President of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamud on his country's national day. In the cable, His Highness the Amir wishe...

 2022-07-01 09:23 

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Kuwait PM congratulations Somalia on nat'l day...

KUWAIT, July 1 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah sent on Friday a cable of congratulations to the President of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamud on his country's national day. (end)gta...

 2022-07-01 09:23 

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

KUWAIT, July 1 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent on Friday a cable of congratulations to the President of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamud on his country's national day. In the cable, His Highness the C...

 2022-07-01 09:22 

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

KUWAIT, July 1 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent on Friday a cable of congratulations to the Governor General of Canada Mary Simon on her country's national day. In the cable, His Highness the Crown ...

 2022-07-01 09:22 

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Kuwait PM congratulates Canada on nat'l day...

KUWAIT, July 1 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah sent on Friday a cable of congratulations to the Governor General of Canada Mary Simon on her country's national day. (end)gta...

 2022-07-01 09:22 

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

KUWAIT, July 1 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent on Friday a cable of congratulations to the Governor General of Canada Mary Simon on her country's national day. In the cable, His Highness the Amir wished the...

 2022-07-01 08:27 

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Today in Kuwait's history...

KUWAIT, July 1 (KUNA) --1948 -- First issue of the monthly Kathma magazine was out, the first to be published in Kuwait. 1961 -- Late Amir Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah agrees to resort to the Kuwaiti-British agreement, stipulating that London would s...

 2022-07-01 02:51 

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

ADEN -- Saudi Arabia approves a fast-track plan to pump USD 3.3-billion of Saudi and UAE finances into key economic projects in Yemen. ANKARA -- Turkish President says Sweden will extradite 73 terrorists to Turkiye. VIENNA -- OPEC and non-OPEC partners ag...

 2022-07-01 02:42 

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Kuwait Hajj Mission stands by to receive pilgrims...

RIYADH, June 30 (KUNA) -- Head of Kuwait Hajj Mission Farid Emady said Thursday all members of the mission were on standby to serve the pilgrims from the State of Kuwait. The staffers of the mission have made all necessary preparations for receiving the K...

 2022-07-01 02:04 

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Blinken, Abbas discuss Biden's Mideast trip...

WASHINGTON, June 30 (KUNA) -- US Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke with Palestinian President Mahmous Abbas on Thursday to discuss President Joe Biden's upcoming trip to the Middle East. Secretary Blinken stressed the US commitment to improvi...

 2022-07-01 01:43 

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IMF offers Jordan additional funding of USD 183 mln...

WASHINGTON, June 30 (KUNA) -- The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Thursday announced that the Executive Board completed the 2022 Article IV Consultation for Jordan and the Fourth Review under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF). The completion of the re...

 2022-07-01 01:35 

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US urges China to honor obligations under Sino-British declaration...

WASHINGTON, June 30 (KUNA) -- Spokesperson of the US National Security Council (NSC) Adrienne Watson called on the People's Republic of China (PRC) to meet its obligations regarding the autonomy of Hong Kong on the eve of the 25th anniversary of the h...

 2022-07-01 01:08 

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World Bank offers Yemen USD 100 mln. grant...

WASHINGTON, June 30 (KUNA) -- The World Bank has approved an additional USD100 million for the second phase of the Yemen Emergency Electricity Access Project, which is designed to improve access to electricity in rural and peri-urban areas in Yemen and to...

 2022-06-30 22:48 

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Paris airport scarps 17 pct of Friday's flights amid worker strike...

PARIS, June 30 (KUNA) -- The Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport announced Thursday that 17 percent of Friday flights would be cancelled due to a staff strike for pay rise. In its tweeter account, the airport cautioned arrivals that waiting time at the inspec...

 2022-06-30 22:42 

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Saudi Arabia agrees fast-track development plan for Yemen...

ADEN, June 30 (KUNA) -- The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia approved a fast-track plan to pump USD 3.3-billion from Saudi Arabia and the UAE into economic, service and humanitarian projects in Yemen. The urgent funding will be channeled to 17 projects in the area...

 2022-06-30 22:22 

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US Supreme Court ruling ends Trump policy on return of asylum seekers to Mexico...

WASHINGTON, June 30 (KUNA) -- The US Supreme Court on Thursday overturned a former Trump administration era immigration policy that requires asylum seekers to remain in Mexico while their cases are being reviewed by US courts. The justices, who voted 5 to...

 2022-06-30 21:46 

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Sweden to extradite 73 terrorists to Turkiye - Erdogan...

ANKARA, June 30 (KUNA) -- Sweden has vowed to extradite 73 terrorists to Turkiye, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday, after agreeing a deal that saw Ankara end opposition to its NATO membership bid. This comes after the two countries ...

 2022-06-30 18:51 

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Russia pulls forces out of Ukraine island...

MOSCOW, June 30 (KUNA) -- Russia said on Thursday it pulled its forces out of Black Sea island of Zmiyinyy in order to make it easy for Ukraine to export its grains. In a press statement, the Russian Defense Ministry said it withdrew its forces from the Z...

 2022-06-30 18:31 

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GCC panel discusses governance revamp...

RIYADH, June 30 (KUNA) -- The technical committee of the GCC Economic and Development Affairs Authority discussed improving governance related to joint Gulf action. This came in the second meeting of the committee, which was held Thursday via video call, ...

 2022-06-30 18:25 

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Kuwait's Al-Kuwait win Asian Handball Championship by beating Bahrain's Al-Najma...

NEW DELHI, June 30 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Al-Kuwait SC were crowned champions after they managed to defeat their Bahraini analog al-Najma (28-23) in the 24th Asian Men's Club League Handball Championship held in India's Hyderabad. Kuwait's Qad...

 2022-06-30 18:21 

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Corrected rpt...to make a change in 2nd para in our story slugged: "NRG-KUWAIT-OPEC"...

ThanksNewsdeskNRG-KUWAIT-OPECKuwait Oil Min. touts OPEC+ success in managing oil marketsKUWAIT, June 30 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Oil Dr. Mohammad Al-Fares said Thursday the OPEC Plus alliance succeeded in managing the oil ma...

 2022-06-30 18:04 

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Kuwait Oil Min. touts OPEC+ success in managing oil markets...

KUWAIT, June 30 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Oil Dr. Mohammad Al-Fares said Thursday the OPEC Plus alliance succeeded in managing the oil markets through a larger production increase than planned during July and August 2022. Al-...

 2022-06-30 17:43 

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Arab Parliament Pres. stresses coop. between Arab, regional, int'l parliaments...

CAIRO, June 30 (KUNA) -- President of Arab Parliament Adel Al-Asumi, Thursday, stressed importance of boosting cooperation between Arab, Regional and international parliaments to best serve the world. In a statement on the International Day of Parliamenta...

 2022-06-30 17:39 

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AGCFF confirms Basra's right to hold 25th Gulf CUP...

DOHA, June 30 (KUNA) -- Arab Gulf Cup Football Federation (AGCFF) Executive office assured the 25th GCC Cup will take place in Iraq's Basra City for between January 6th and 19, 2023. In a statement, the AGCFF's President Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa B...

 2022-06-30 17:27 

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Indian space mission successfully launches three satellites of Singapore...

NEW DELHI, June 30 (KUNA) -- Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched three satellites owned by Singapore on Thursday. The ISRO said in a statement that Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C53) successfully placed three Singapore-o...

 2022-06-30 17:25 

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EU recognizes Covid certificate of Bahrain...

BRUSSELS, June 30 (KUNA) -- The European Commission Thursday adopted a decision that COVID-19 certificates issued by five countries: Bahrain, Ecuador, South Korea, Kosovo and Madagascar are equivalent to the EU Digital COVID Certificate. As a result, the ...

 2022-06-30 16:51 

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OPEC+ agrees to boost output by 648,000 bpd for Aug....

VIENNA, June 30 (KUNA) -- OPEC and non-OPEC partners, a group sometimes referred to as OPEC+, have agreed to increse their production by 648,000 barrels per day (bpd) next August. The agreement came during the 30th OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting he...

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