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 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...

 2022-06-30 16:33 

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Top Kuwait lawmaker: "World needs neutral third voice"...

MOSCOW, June 30 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti National Assembly (parliament) Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim said on Thursday the world is in dire need of a principled neutral third voice that calls for applying law and justice amid lingering risks worldwide. Addressing th...

 2022-06-30 15:58 

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7 killed, 45 missing as massive landslide hit Indian Manipur...

NEW DELHI, June 30 (KUNA) -- At least seven people were killed on Thursday and 45 others are still missing as a massive landslide hit northeastern Indian state of Manipur. The Asian News International quoted a local government official saying, seven bodie...

 2022-06-30 15:12 

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

BRUSSELS -- Preparatory work is underway in the European Parliament for the negotiations to start with the Council of Minister on lifting of Schengen visa for Kuwaiti citizens, European Parliament sources says. MOSCOW -- Parliamentary Network of Non-Align...

 2022-06-30 14:52 

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European Parliament to discuss visa liberalisation for Kuwait...

BRUSSELS, June 30 (KUNA) -- Preparatory work is underway in the European Parliament for the negotiations to start with the Council of Minister on lifting of Schengen visa for Kuwaiti citizens, European Parliament sources said Thursday. EU ambassadors Wedn...

 2022-06-30 14:52 

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NAM parliament conf. kicks off in Azerbaijan...

MOSCOW, June 30 (KUNA) -- Parliamentary Network of Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Conference kicked off on Thursday in Baku, Azerbaijan, with the participation of National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim. Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev attended the con...

 2022-06-30 14:42 

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Israel parliament votes to dissolve itself...

RAMALLAH, June 30 (KUNA) -- Israel's parliament, Knesset, on Thursday voted for a bill dissolving itself and setting November for early parliament elections for the fifth time in less than four years. Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid will act as a ...

 2022-06-30 14:24 

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India, Saudi Arabia eye closer defensive coop....

NEW DELHI, June 30 (KUNA) -- India and Saudi Arabia explored on Thursday ways to enhance defence cooperation after holding the 5th meeting of India-Saudi Arabia Joint Committee on Defence Cooperation in New Delhi. Indian Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar held ...

 2022-06-30 13:23 

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Sheikh Salem Al-Ali Informatics Award organizes technical exhibition...

(Photo-feature by Yousef Al-Tattan) Kuwait, June 30 (KUNA) -- His Highness Sheikh Salem Al-Ali Al-Sabah Informatics Award organized on Thursday a technical exhibition, titled "Prize progress", celebrating the 20th anniversary of establishing the a...

 2022-06-30 12:50 

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Kuwait Amir congratulates DR Congo Pres. on nat'l day...

KUWAIT, June 30 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah addressed on Thursday a cable of congratulations to the President of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Felix Tshisekedi, on his country's national day. In the cab...

 2022-06-30 12:50 

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Kuwait Crown Prince congratulates DR Congo on nat'l day...

KUWAIT, June 30 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah addressed Thursday a cable of congratulations to the President of Democratic Republic of Congo Felix Tshisekedi, on his country's national day. In the cab...

 2022-06-30 12:50 

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Kuwait PM congratulates DR Congo Pres. on nat'l day...

KUWAIT, June 30 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah sent on Thursday a cable of congratulations to President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Felix Tshisekedi on his country's national day. (end)...

 2022-06-30 12:35 

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NATO's new strategic concept dubs Russia direct threat, China a challenge...

MADRID, June 30 (KUNA) -- Leaders of the North Atlantic Alliance (NATO) adopted a new strategic concept painting a roadmap for the upcoming decade, as it dubs Russia a direct threat and China a challenge to the alliance's values and interests. In the ...

 2022-06-30 12:32 

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Italian PM returns from NATO meeting due to tension...

ROME, June 30 (KUNA) -- Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi returned on Thursday to Rome from the NATO summit in Madrid early amid soaring tension with the ruling coalition. This came in a press release, saying that Minister of Defense Lorenzo Guerini wil...

 2022-06-30 12:09 

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Turkiye announces 1st monkeypox case...

ANKARA, July 30 (KUNA) -- Turkiye announced on Thursday its first case of monkeypox for a 37-year-old patient. Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said in a twitter post that the patient, also HIV positive, was in quarantine. He pointed out that medical teams ...

 2022-06-30 11:40 

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Kuwait's May crude oil exports to Japan up 2.2 Pct...

TOKYO, June 30 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's crude oil exports to Japan in May rose 2.2 percent from a year earlier to 5.55 million barrels, or 179,000 barrels per day (bpd), up for the third month in a row, government data showed Thursday. As Japan's fourth...

 2022-06-30 11:29 

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China manufacturing activity rebounds to expansion zone...

TOKYO, June 30 (KUNA) -- China's manufacturing activity rebounded in June, turning back into expansion territory for the first time in three months, state-run Xinhua News Agency reported Thursday. The National Bureau of Statistics said the Purchasing ...

 2022-06-30 10:55 

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Kuwait Civil Aviation: Total of 542,161 passengers expected during Eid holiday...

By Abdulaziz Al-MejrenKUWAIT, June 30 (KUNA) -- The Directorate General of Civil Aviation stated Thursday that departures and arrivals to and from Kuwait International Airport during Eid Al-Adha holiday, between July 7 and July 16, will be around 542,161 ...

 2022-06-30 10:54 

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KUNA main news for Thursday, June 30, 2022...

Local:KUWAIT -- Director General of Kuwait's Directorate of Civil Aviation (DGCA) speaks on the upcoming travel activities during Eid Al-Adha occasion. International:ADEN -- Taiz city, southwest of Yemen, is home to Al-Shanini market, the oldest venue...

 2022-06-30 10:44 

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Newly elected Philippines Pres. swears in office...

KUALA LUMPUR, June 30 (KUNA) -- Newly elected Philippines President, Ferdinand Marcos Jr, swore in office Thursday, succeeding Rodrigo Duterte, whose daughter Sara Duterte swore in office as Vice President two weeks ago. The 17th president spoke to his pe...

 2022-06-30 10:20 

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Kuwait oil down 55 cents to USD 116.91 pb - KPC...

KUWAIT, June 30 (KUNA) -- The price of Kuwaiti oil went down by 55 cents to reach USD 116.91 per barrel on Wednesday, compared with USD 117.46 pb a day earlier, said the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) on Thursday. Globally, Brent crude futures dropped...

 2022-06-30 10:05 

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Kuwaiti center: Earth farthest from sun Mon. in annual Aphelion...

KUWAIT, June 30 (KUNA) -- The Earth will be farthest away from the sun next Monday morning in an annual phenomena known as a the Aphelion, said Al-Ojeiri Scientific Center for Research in Astronomy Thursday. Head of Public Relations at the center Khaled A...

 2022-06-30 09:44 

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Yemen's Al-Shanini market.. Oldest spot for traditional, rare commodities...

(Photo-feature by Sami Nu'man) ADEN, June 30 (KUNA) -- Taiz city, southwest of Yemen, is home to Al-Shanini market, the oldest venue of its kind for traditional and rare commodities. The market's establishment dates back to 569 hijri year (around ...

 2022-06-30 09:42 

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Israeli occupation forces wound several Palestinians in clashes near Nablus...

RAMALLAH, June 30 (KUNA) -- More than 20 Palestinians were shot in clashes with Israeli forces near Nablus city, West Bank, Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said Thursday. Earlier, Israeli occupation forces shot at several Palestinians during a mil...

 2022-06-30 08:56 

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Today in Kuwait's history...

KUWAIT, June 30 (KUNA) 1946 -- State of Kuwait exported the first crude oil shipment for commercial use on board British Fusilier Tanker from Ahmadi Port. 1968 -- The Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah signed a monetary law about the Central Bank of Kuwa...

 2022-06-30 02:48 

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

BRUSSELS -- EU ambassadors approve negotiating mandate on liberalization of short-stay Schengen visas for Kuwaitis and Qataris. ADEN -- A booby-trapped car blows up near the convoy of senior security officer in Yemen, killing six people and wounding seven...

 2022-06-30 01:26 

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Biden, Erdogan discuss bilateral, regional issues in Madrid...

WASHINGTON, June 29 (KUNA) -- US President Joe Biden met his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the margins of NATO Summit in Madrid on Wednesday. President Biden welcomed Turkiye's conclusion of a trilateral agreement with Finland and Sweden...

 2022-06-30 01:02 

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EU agrees on new rules to stop illicit flows of crypto-assets...

BRUSSELS, June 29 (KUNA) -- Transfers of crypto-assets will be traced and identified to prevent money laundering, terrorist financing, and other crimes, according to a provisional agreement reached by the European Parliament and EU member states Wednesday...

 2022-06-30 00:54 

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Kuwaiti para-athletes bag seven medals at Tunis Grand Prix...

TUNIS, June 29 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's national Paralympic team won two gold, two silver and three bronze medals at Tunis 2022 World Para Athletics - Grand Prix on Wednesday. Faisal Sorour won the gold medal of the Men's Shot Put Throw, while Abdullah ...

 2022-06-30 00:25 

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Japan PM seeks upgrade of NATO partnership after Russia's war...

TOKYO, June 29 (KUNA) -- Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said Wednesday that Japan intends to upgrade its partnership with North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) significantly after Russia's war against Ukraine as the security of Europe is in...

 2022-06-30 00:06 

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EU creates new anti-money laundering authority...

BRUSSELS, June 29 (KUNA) -- The European Union Wednesday announced the creation of a new Anti-money laundering Authority In order to boost the efficient functioning of the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism legislation of the ...

 2022-06-29 23:46 

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Car bombing kills six people S. Yemen...

ADEN, June 29 (KUNA) -- A booby-trapped car blew up when the convoy of Director of Lahij Security Dept. Maj.-Gen. Saleh Al-Sayyed was passing by in Khur Maksar District, Aden governorate, south Yemen, on Wednesday. The terrorist operation killed six peopl...

 2022-06-29 23:41 

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EU takes first step for visa liberalisation for Kuwait...

BRUSSELS, June 29 (KUNA) -- European Union ambassadors Wednesday approved the negotiating mandate for the EU Council of Ministers on the liberalisation of short-stay Schengen visas for Kuwait and Qatar. On the basis of this mandate, the EU presidency will...

 2022-06-29 23:15 

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UK envoy to Sudan warns of high cost of political stalemate...

KHARTOUM, June 29 (KUNA) -- UK Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan Robert Fairweather said Wednesday there are "no simple solutions" for a country facing complex challenges like Sudan. "But the cost of a political stalemate will soon be too...

 2022-06-29 22:44 

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Photo Of The Day...

Village funded by a Kuwait in Hodeidah province...

 2022-06-29 22:26 

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Yemeni displaced families find shelter in Kuwait-funded village...

ADEN, June 29 (KUNA) -- Some 100 displaced Yemeni families inhabited on Wednesday homes funded by a Kuwait-based charity in the war-torn nation's western Hodeidah province. The village is comprised of 100 units that are fully equipped to accommodate t...

 2022-06-29 22:03 

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Two militants killed in Jammu, Kashmir encounter - Indian police...

NEW DELHI, June 29 (KUNA) -- Indian police said on Wednesday that two militants were gunned down in an encounter with the security forces in north Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. The Press Trust of India said quoting a local police officer that the sec...

 2022-06-29 21:45 

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Kuwait deplores car bomb attack on Yemen official's convoy...

KUWAIT, June 29 (KUNA) -- Kuwait on Wednesday condemned a car bomb attack on the convoy of a Yemeni military official in the southern city of Aden, which left scores of people either dead or injured. Kuwait will always remain vehemently opposed to "al...

 2022-06-29 21:29 

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COVID-19 drives global surge in digital payment - World Bank...

WASHINGTON, June 29 (KUNA) -- The COVID-19 pandemic has spurred financial inclusion, driving a large increase in digital payments amid the global expansion of formal financial services, according to a new report by the World Bank Group. "As of 2021, 7...

 2022-06-29 20:52 

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Kuwait backs UN efforts to transform global education - minister...

PARIS, June 29 (KUNA) -- Kuwait on Wednesday said it supports the mission of the United Nations' (UN) cultural agency UNESCO to transform the education sector around the world, citing classroom development as a national priority. The bulk of Kuwait...

 2022-06-29 20:09 

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EU condemns kidnapping of Mayor of Kherson in Ukraine...

BRUSSELS, June 29 (KUNA) -- The European Union Wednesday condemned in "the strongest possible terms" the kidnapping of Mayor of Kherson Ihor Kolykhayev by the Russian forces and called for his immediate and unconditional release. "Abducting an...

 2022-06-29 20:02 

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Japan hails Sweden's decision to join NATO...

TOKYO, June 29 (KUNA) -- Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Wednesday welcomed Sweden's "historic" decision to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Japan's Kyodo News Agency reported. In their meeting on the fringes of...

 2022-06-29 18:48 

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China urges G7 to cease "attacks"...

TOKYO, June 29 (KUNA) -- China on Wednesday urged the Group of Seven (G7) to stop "attacking and smearing it, and to cease all forms of meddling in China's internal affairs," state-run Xinhua News Agency reported. Noting that a recent statemen...

 2022-06-29 18:31 

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US economy shrank 1.6 pct at annual rate in Q1...

WASHINGTON, June 29 (KUNA) -- US real gross domestic product (GDP) decreased at an annual rate of 1.6 percent in the first quarter of 2022, according to the "third" estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis Wednesday. The Department of ...

 2022-06-29 18:31 

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Biden underscores " unshakable commitment" to defense of ROK, Japan WH...

WASHINGTON, June 29 (KUNA) -- US President Joe Biden met Wednesday with South Korea's President Yoon Suk Yeol and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on the sidelines of the NATO Summit in Madrid, Spain, during which Biden underscored the US' &#...

 2022-06-29 18:30 

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Al-Kuwait reaches 24th Asian Men's Club League Handball Championship final defeating Qadsia...

NEW DELHI, June 29 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's al-Kuwait reached final after defeating their compatriots Qadsia (20-25) in the semi final match of 24th Asian Men's Club League Handball Championship being held in India's Hyderabad. Al-Arabi of Qatar are...

 2022-06-29 18:29 

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Biden declares plans to strengthen NATO...

WASHINGTON, June 29 (KUNA) -- US President Joe Biden announced on Wednesday plans to enlarge US troops' deployment in European and strengthen the NATO allianceBiden made the announcement at the beginning of the NATO Summit in Madrid today following a ...

 2022-06-29 17:57 

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NATO chief: Russia poses "direct threat to Europe's security"...

MADRID, June 29 (KUNA) -- NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday that he and his peers within the alliance agreed that Russia poses "a direct threat to allies' states in Europe an the Atlantic."Speaking at a news conference ...

 2022-06-29 17:47 

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Bahrain, Egypt ink cooperation accords...

KUWAIT, June 29 (KUNA) -- Bahrain and Egypt signed on Wednesday a number of agreements and memoranda of understanding in various domain, within framework of the current visit by Egyptian President Abdelfattah Al-Sisi to Manama. Bahrain News Agency (BNA) s...

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