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 2022-06-29 17:25 

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GCC officials agree on plan for e-media cooperation...

RIYADH, June 29 (KUNA) -- Officials of the electronic media in the GCC states have approved a five-year plan for cooperation in the realm of electronic information. The GCC Secretariat General said in a statement, released on Wednesday, that the blueprint...

 2022-06-29 17:25 

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Two Kuwaiti doctors win new medical patent...

KUWAIT, June 29 (KUNA) -- Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Dr. Muhammad Kamal from Kuwait University, and Ear, Nose and Throat consultant Dr. Abdulmohsen Al-Turki, from the Ministry of Health, obtained a patent from the United States ...

 2022-06-29 17:17 

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Kuwait voices alarm at ambiguous destiny of the missing in Syria...

GENEVA, June 28 (KUNA) -- The State of Kuwait on Wednesday expressed deep concern at the plight of missing people due to the conflict in Syria. According to the relevant international law and the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2474, parties of...

 2022-06-29 16:25 

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NATO chief: Sweden, Finland officially invited to join...

MADRID, June 29 (KUNA) -- NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday that an official invitation has been addressed to Sweden and Finland to join the alliance. Speaking at a news conference following A meeting of the NATO leaders, the allia...

 2022-06-29 16:15 

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Putin urges Caspian Sea countries to boost cooperation...

MOSCOW, June 29 (KUNA) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday urged Caspian Sea states to elevate level of cooperation among them at various levels. The Russian news agency, Tass, quoted Putin as affirming necessity of promoting the economic, bu...

 2022-06-29 15:49 

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World Cup 2022 tickets sales to begin July 5...

DOHA, June 29 (KUNA) -- The International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) announced that the Qatar's World Cup tickets sales will open from July 5 until August 16. FIFA will confirm the tickets to their buyers, once they purchase them on FIF...

 2022-06-29 15:13 

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KUNA Training center concludes (mobile journalism) program...

KUWAIT, June 29 (KUNA) -- Kuwait News Agency's Center for the Development of Media Skills concluded Wednesday the (Mobile Journalism) program in its initial level. The program is the second within its 2022-2023 training season. The program that includ...

 2022-06-29 14:59 

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

3043523 NEW YORK -- Kuwait renews support to a more transparent, accountable and efficient UN Security Council -- in a speech by Kuwait's Permanent Representative to the United Nations' Ambassador Mansour Al-Otaibi to the council's open sessio...

 2022-06-29 14:57 

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KRCS celebrates Int'l Widows' Day...

KUWAIT, June 29 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) celebrated on Wednesday the International Widow's Day, which was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in December 2010. Upon the occasion, the KRCS distributed humanitarian aid to ...

 2022-06-29 14:56 

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Kuwaiti caricaturists partake in exhibition in Jordan...

AMMAN, June 29 (KUNA) -- The Kuwaiti caricature has occupied a noticeable space in the currently held Amman's first caricature exhibition due until June 30. The Kuwaiti Caricature Society is represented at the event by the caricaturists Mona Al-Tamimi...

 2022-06-29 14:51 

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Germany accuses Russia of breaking peace agreement with NATO...

BERLIN, June 29 (KUNA) -- The German Government accused Russia on Wednesday of breaking the peace agreement with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) after Moscow launched its "military operation" on Ukraine. German Minister of Foreign Af...

 2022-06-29 14:49 

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Kuwait parliament speaker heads to Azerbaijan for Non-Aligned Movement conference...

KUWAIT, June 29 (KUNA) -- National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim left to Azerbaijan on Wednesday to take part in the Parliamentary Network of Non-Aligned Movement Conference. According to "Al-Dustoor" news network, the tongue of the Kuwai...

 2022-06-29 14:11 

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Kuwait prepares to develop education system .. raising it to int'l levels -- MoE...

PARIS, June 29 (KUNA) -- Minister of Education Dr. Ali Al-Mudhaf stated Wednesday that Kuwait is rustling up big projects and initiatives aiming to further development of education system in Kuwait raising indicators to international levels. This came in ...

 2022-06-29 13:20 

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EU ministers back climate measures...

BRUSSELS, June 29 (KUNA) -- European Union Environment Ministers Wednesday agreed on a compromise deal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 5 percent by 2030 compared to 1990 levels and to achieve climate neutrality in 2050. "With this packa...

 2022-06-29 13:10 

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Finland, Sweden ... steps away from NATO membership...

News report by Hanady WatfaMADRID, June 29 (KUNA) -- Finland and Sweden are mere steps away from joining the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), as Turkiye withdrew its objection hours before launch of summit in Spanish capital, Madrid. The governm...

 2022-06-29 13:01 

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EU, Africa to boost coop. against corruption...

BRUSSELS, June 29 (KUNA) -- The European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) and its African partners met in Brussels on Monday and Tuesday to discuss how to strengthen cooperation in the fight against fraud and corruption. Participants included representatives from...

 2022-06-29 12:55 

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NATO chief describes summit as "historic and turning point"...

MADRID, June 29 (KUNA) -- NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday that the bloc's summit due later today will be a "historic and tuning point" event. Upon arrival in Madrid, he said there will be essential changes and Finland...

 2022-06-29 12:17 

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OPEC ministers meet on global price update...

VIENNA, June 29 (KUNA) -- OPEC oil ministers will hold their 184th virtual meeting later Wednesday to look into the latest developments of oil prices and output amid western calls for more production in a bid to reign in surging prices. The meeting comes ...

 2022-06-29 11:55 

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

KUWAIT, June 29 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah sent Wednesday a cable of congratulations to President of Seychelles Wavel Ramkalawan on the occasion of the national day of his country. His Highness the Prim...

 2022-06-29 11:52 

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

KUWAIT, June 29 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent Wednesday a cable of congratulations to President of Seychelles Wavel Ramkalawan on the occasion of the national day of his country. His Highness the Cro...

 2022-06-29 11:49 

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

KUWAIT, June 29 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent Wednesday a cable of congratulations to President of Seychelles Wavel Ramkalawan on the occasion of the national day of his country. His Highness the Amir wished ...

 2022-06-29 11:37 

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Kuwait ophthalmologist shows innovative techniques at Milan conf....

ROME, June 29 (KUNA) -- Dr. Khalid Al-Sabti, a well-known Kuwaiti ophthalmologist, conducted a successful critical surgery via video at an international conference in Milan City in Italy, to become the first Arab surgeon to do so. The Kuwaiti doctor was a...

 2022-06-29 11:22 

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KUNA main news for Wednesday, June 29, 2022...

International: MADRID -- A news report on Finland and Sweden's prominent NATO membership following Turkiye's lifting of objection to the move. MADRID -- NATO summit continues. PARIS -- The minister of education and higher education attends a UNISC...

 2022-06-29 10:35 

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Japan welcomes UK's lifting of import ban on Japanese food products...

TOKYO, June 29 (KUNA) -- Japan on Wednesday hailed Britain's removal of its ban on some Japanese food products, saying it will support the reconstruction of affected areas by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. "The Japanese government has strong...

 2022-06-29 10:33 

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KFF: five dead, others injured in traffic accident...

KUWAIT, June 29 (KUNA) -- Five expats were killed in a terrible traffic accident involving two vehicles on Jassim Al-Kharafi road early Wednesday, Kuwait's Fire Force (KFF) announced. KFF stated that upon arrival, the firefighting troop found four peo...

 2022-06-29 10:27 

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Kuwait urges more transparent, efficient UNSC...

NEW YORK, June 29 (KUNA) -- The state of Kuwait renewed its support to a more transparent, accountable and efficient UN Security Council, affirming its full preparedness to support such efforts. This came in a speech delivered by Kuwait's Permanent Re...

 2022-06-29 10:13 

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Kuwait crude oil up USD 2.98 to USD 117.46 pb - KPC...

KUWAIT, June 29 (KUNA) -- The Kuwaiti crude oil price rose by USD 2.98 during Tuesday's trading session to hit USD 117.46 per barrel (pb), compared with USD 114.48 pb a day earlier, Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) said Wednesday. Benchmark Brent fu...

 2022-06-29 10:06 

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Israeli forces shoot dead young Palestinian in Jenin - medics...

RAMALLAH, June 29 (KUNA) -- A young Palestinian was shot dead by Israeli occupation forces during a military incursion into Jenin City in the West Bank early Wednesday, according to medics. Mohammad Marei, 25, from Jenin refugee camp, died at Khalil Sulei...

 2022-06-29 09:17 

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US Admin. announces first phase of national monkeypox vaccine strategy...

WASHINGTON, June 29 (KUNA) -- The US Administration announced Tuesday evening the first phase of its national monkeypox vaccine strategy, "a critical part of its monkeypox outbreak response."The White House said in a fact sheet that this phase of ...

 2022-06-29 08:57 

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Today in Kuwait's history...

KUWAIT, June 29 (KUNA) --1938 -- State of Kuwait held its first legislative elections, at Diwan Al-Saqer, under the rule of Sheikh Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. The electoral commission, consisting of 320 renowned figures, selected 14 members out of 20 candida...

 2022-06-29 02:43 

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

MADRID -- Turkiye withdraws its opposition to Finland and Sweden's NATO membership bids after a four-way meeting between the three countries' leaders and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in Madrid, according to reports in Spain. KUWAIT -- K...

 2022-06-29 00:30 

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Israeli soldiers raid Al-Aqsa mosque, arrest one Palestinian...

RAMALLAH, June 28 (KUNA) -- Dozens of Israeli occupation soldiers raided Al-Aqsa Mosque on Tuesday and arrested one Palestinian youth, in response to claims of a stabbing incident outside the mosque. The arrest of the one youth occurred in the mosque hall...

 2022-06-29 00:11 

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US ready to help Jordan over chlorine gas leak...

WASHINGTON, June 28 (KUNA) -- "We stand with the Jordanian people in this moment of loss, and stand ready to assist our Jordanian partners as they respond to this tragedy," US State department Ned Price said Tuesday. In a statement, Price said, &#...

 2022-06-28 23:54 

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US allocates USD 700 mLn to support Electric Vehicles sector...

WASHINGTON, June 28 (KUNA) -- US Biden-Harris Administration catalyzes more than USD 700 Million in Private Sector Commitments to make Electric Vehicle (EV) charging more affordable and accessible. The move is a record-breaking private US investment to he...

 2022-06-28 23:13 

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Spain, US to reinforce responses to transatlantic challenges...

MADRID, June 28 (KUNA) -- Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez Perez Castejon and visiting US President Joseph R. Biden affirmed that their bilateral relationship "is based on deep historical ties, shared democratic values, and a common vision for add...

 2022-06-28 23:10 

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NATO Chief: Turkey clears way for Finland, Sweden to join NATO...

MADRID, June 28 (KUNA) -- NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday that his organization reached a deal to admit Sweden and Finland after resolving the concerns of holdout by Turkey. In a press conference, on the sideline of NATO summit here i...

 2022-06-28 22:48 

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Morocco win Arab Futsal Cup, Kuwait's Al-Taweel top goal scorer...

RIYADH, June 28 (KUNA) -- Morocco won the Arab Futsal Cup for the second year in a row in a 3-0 defeat of Iraq on Tuesday, becoming one of the competition's three most decorated sides. The North Africans, with two titles, join Egypt and Libya as the a...

 2022-06-28 22:16 

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Photo Of The Day...

First Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Ahmad Nawaf Al-Sabah surveying daily operations at Kuwait Fire Force's equipment and vehicles department...

 2022-06-28 22:14 

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Turkiye ends opposition to Finland, Sweden NATO membership bids...

MADRID, June 28 (KUNA) -- Turkiye has withdrawn its opposition and would back Finland and Sweden's NATO membership bids after a four-way meeting between leaders of the three countries and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in Madrid Tuesday, Spai...

 2022-06-28 21:58 

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Turkiye ends opposition to Finland, Sweden NATO membership bid - Spain's TV...

Turkiye ends opposition to Finland, Sweden NATO membership bid - Spain's TV...

 2022-06-28 21:15 

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US unveils new round of sanctions on Russia...

WASHINGTON, June 28 (KUNA) -- The United States has levelled a new round of sanctions on Russian entities and individuals as well as a Ukrainian individual in response to Russia's military operations in Ukraine. "Today, the Departments of State an...

 2022-06-28 20:27 

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EU extends EU Covid certificate by one year...

BRUSSELS, June 28 (KUNA) -- The Council of the European Union which represents the 27 EU member states, Tuesday today gave its green light to the extension of the regulation establishing the EU digital COVID certificate. The current regulation establishin...

 2022-06-28 20:08 

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China urges US to cease official exchanges with Taiwan...

TOKYO, June 28 (KUNA) -- China on Tuesday urged the US to cease any form of official exchanges with Taiwan and to strictly abide by the one-China principle, state-run Xinhua News Agency reported. "China firmly opposes all forms of official interaction...

 2022-06-28 19:04 

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White House closely monitoring "horrific reports" out of San Antonio, Texas...

WASHINGTON, June 28 (KUNA) -- The White House said on Tuesday it is closely monitoring the "absolutely horrific and heartbreaking" reports out of San Antonio, Texas regarding the death of at least 46 migrants inside a semi-truck. White House Press...

 2022-06-28 19:03 

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US approves nearly USD 55 mln in humanitarian aid to Afghanistan - Blinken...

WASHINGTON, June 28 (KUNA) -- The US will provide nearly USD 55 million in immediate aid to Afghanistan in the wake of an earthquake that rattled its southeastern region, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Tuesday. The additional disaster relief as...

 2022-06-28 19:03 

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Education pre-summit kicks off in France with Kuwait's participation...

PARIS, June 28 (KUNA) -- The Pre-Summit for the Transformation Education Summit (2022) kick started at the UNESCO headquarters on Tuesday with participation of more than 140 education ministers and officials in the teaching domain. Kuwait is participating...

 2022-06-28 18:34 

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Iraq declares cholera death case...

BAGHDAD, June 28 (KUNA) -- Iraq declared on Tuesday recording the first cholera death since recent times putting the whole count of the latest wave of this epidemic cases at 76 in all of the country's provinces. Spokesperson of the Ministry of Health ...

 2022-06-28 18:01 

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US vows to downgrade costs of Russian oil...

WASHINGTON, June 28 (KUNA) -- The United States on Tuesday vowed to do its best to downgrade costs of the Russian oil sales to lowest level possible. US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen asaid in a statement that G7 leaders' pursuit of a limit on the pr...

 2022-06-28 17:29 

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No EU-wide arms embargo on Turkey - spokesperson...

BRUSSELS, June 28 (KUNA) -- The European Union (EU) has not placed a bloc-wide arms embargo on Turkey and it depends on individual member states to decide to issue licences for arms export to Ankara or not , an EU spokesperson said on Tuesday. "Relate...

 2022-06-28 17:14 

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Giving arms to Ukraine will prolong war -- Russia warns...

MOSCOW, June 28 (KUNA) -- Russia warned on Tuesday that supplying Ukraine with arms and ammunition would extend the war in the country. Western states' insistence on supplying Ukraine with the arms is harmful and would prolong the war, the Russian New...

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