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 2022-08-03 17:18 

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Chinese FM: Taiwan's return to motherland inevitable...

TOKYO, Aug 3 (KUNA) -- Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday made clear China's solemn position on Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan, state-run Xinhua News Agency reported. Wang, ...

 2022-08-03 17:17 

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Rain-related incidents claim 15 more lives in SW Pakistan...

ISLAMABAD, Aug 3 (KUNA) -- Pakistan's National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) confirmed 15 more rain-related deaths in the southwestern province of Balochistan as heavy downpour continued to batter several districts, destroying houses and damagi...

 2022-08-03 16:43 

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First grain-laden ship clears Istanbul's inspection, heads to Lebanon...

ISTANBUL, Aug 3 (KUNA) -- The first grain-laden ship from the Ukraine cleared inspection process at the Joint Coordination Center (JCC) and now is heading to Lebanon, said a media source on Wednesday. According to the Anadolu Agency (AA), the inspection l...

 2022-08-03 16:38 

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

3047967 KUWAIT -- Kuwait exports the first shipment of low-sulfur, low-aromatic gasoline which meets international environment standards. 3047989 CAIRO -- The Arab League welcomes the decision of the UN envoy to Yemen Hans Grundberg to extend Yemen truce ...

 2022-08-03 15:34 

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GCC eyes deeper cooperation with Turkmenistan...

KUWAIT, Aug 3 (KUNA) -- Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Dr. Nayef Al-Hajraf affirmed Wednesday importance of reinforcing cooperation with the Republic of Turkmenistan to serve the common interests. This came after Al-Hajraf's m...

 2022-08-03 15:31 

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Iraqi Pres., UN official discuss ways to ease Iraq's political tension...

BAGHDAD, Aug 3 (KUNA) -- The outgoing President of Iraq Barham Saleh and Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert met on Wednesday to discuss ways to ease the political t...

 2022-08-03 15:24 

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GCC Management, Manpower Cmte. concludes 14th meeting...

KUWAIT, Aug 3 (KUNA) -- The GCC Management and Manpower Committee concluded its 14th meeting in Kuwait on Wednesday, where the participants touched on GCC military cooperation. In a statement, the Ministry of Defense said that these meetings come within t...

 2022-08-03 14:49 

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EU, ASEAN to adopt new action plan...

BRUSSELS, Aug 3 (KUNA) -- The 27-member European Union and the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will adopt a new plan for deeper cooperation over the next five years (2023-2027) during their meeting in Cambodia on Thursday. The EU-...

 2022-08-03 14:36 

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German exports up in H1-'22 despite Ukraine war...

BERLIN, Aug 3 (KUNA) -- German exports increased by 13 percent in the first half of 2022 when compared to last year despite the ongoing war in the Ukraine and other international crises, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) said on Wednesday. The off...

 2022-08-03 13:22 

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Arab League welcomes extended truce in Yemen for two additional months...

CAIRO, Aug 3 (KUNA) -- The Arab League welcomed on Wednesday, the decision of the UN envoy to Yemen Hans Grundberg to extend armistice for two additional months until 2nd of next October. In a press statement, the Arab League said that the truce will allo...

 2022-08-03 12:57 

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Arab Parliament welcomes UN envoy's decision to extend truce in Yemen...

CAIRO, Aug 3 (KUNA) -- The Arab Parliament welcomed on Wednesday, the decision of the UN envoy to Yemen Hans Grundberg to renew armistice for two additional months after approval of the Yemeni government. In a press statement, the Arab Parliament pointed ...

 2022-08-03 12:51 

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OPEC+ ministers weigh modest output boost...

VIENNA, Aug 3 (KUNA) -- Oil ministers of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and allies including Russia, known as OPEC+, are set to come together for a videoconference on Wednesday to look into production policies amid forecasts ...

 2022-08-03 12:32 

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ASEAN seeks to calm waters over Taiwan - spokesman...

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 3 (KUNA) -- Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) foreign ministers will try hard to help quell the volatile situation over Taiwan at talks Wednesday following US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to the ...

 2022-08-03 10:40 

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Arab League echoes unwavering backing to One China Policy...

CAIRO, Aug 3 (KUNA) -- The Arab League unswervingly backs China's sovereignty, territorial integrity and One China Policy, Assistant Secretary-General Ambassador Hosam Zaki said on Wednesday. Zaki made the remark in a phone call with Chinese Ambassado...

 2022-08-03 10:24 

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KUNA main news for Wednesday, August 3, 2022...

Local: KUWAIT -- State of Kuwait exports the first shipment of low-sulfur, low-aromatic gasoline (car fuel) which meets international environment standards, Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) announces Wednesday. International: VIENNA -- OPEC+ allia...

 2022-08-03 10:13 

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Israeli occupation forces shot, injure three Palestinians in West Bank - official...

RAMALLAH, Aug 3 (KUNA) -- Israeli occupation forces shot and injured three Palestinians and arrested 12 others in clashes in the West Bank on Wednesday, Murad Shtaiwe, popular resistance coordinator in Kfar Qaddoum, said. The occupation forces stormed Qal...

 2022-08-03 10:00 

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US House Speaker hails Taiwan visit as "show of support"...

TOKYO, Aug 3 (KUNA) -- US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday that her delegation's visit to Taiwan was a show of support for the island, as the trip sparked a furious response from China, Channel News Asia reported from Taipei. "Today, our ...

 2022-08-03 09:41 

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Kuwait will never forget UN role during liberation - envoy...

NEW YORK, Aug 3 (KUNA) -- The State of Kuwait will never forget the role of the United Nations and the UN Security Council (UNSC) during the liberation of Kuwait from the invasion of Kuwait, said its new permanent representative on Wednesday. Tareq Al-Ban...

 2022-08-03 09:15 

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Kuwait exports first low-sulfur, low-aromatic gasoline shipment - KNPC...

KUWAIT, Aug 3 (KUNA) -- State of Kuwait exported the first shipment of low-sulfur, low-aromatic gasoline (car fuel) which meets international environment standards, Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) announced Wednesday. The 35,000-ton shipment, pro...

 2022-08-03 09:01 

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Kuwait crude oil plunges USD 3.08 Tues. to USD 105.62 pb - KPC...

KUWAIT, Aug 3 (KUNA) -- Kuwait crude oil plunged USD 3.08 during Tuesday's trading sessions to reach USD 105.62 per barrel (pb), compared with USD 108.70 pb the day before, Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) said Wednesday. Brent futures edged 51 cent...

 2022-08-03 09:01 

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Today in Kuwait's history...

KUWAIT, Aug 3 (KUNA) -- 1990 -- Council of the Arab League condemned, during an extraordinary session in Cairo, Iraq's invasion of the State of Kuwait. 1990 -- Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) condemned, during an extraordinary meeting in Cairo, Egypt, ...

 2022-08-03 02:45 

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

KUWAIT -- Kuwait's cabinet holds first meeting under the chairmanship of His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Ahmad Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah at Seif Palace. KUWAIT -- Kuwait's forthcoming parliament will be tasked with passing a state budget link...

 2022-08-03 01:22 

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Kuwait FA hire Portuguese Rui Bento as national team head coach...

KUWAIT, Aug 2 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Football Association appointed Portuguese former capped international Rui Bento as national team head coach on Tuesday. The FA also appointed his compatriot Emilio Peixe as head coach for the U-20s side and a referee committ...

 2022-08-03 01:03 

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US imposing additional sanctions on Russia for its continued war in Ukraine...

WASHINGTON, Aug 2 (KUNA) -- The United States designated additional sanctions against three Russian oligarchs, companies, and State owned properties in response to military operations in Ukraine. A statement by Secretary Antony Blinken noted, "the Uni...

 2022-08-03 00:45 

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Yemeni gov't welcomes UN truce extension...

ADEN, Aug 2 (KUNA) -- The Yemeni government welcomed Tuesday the two-month renewal of the UN-mediated truce starting from August 2 to October 2. In a press statement, the government said that the prime objective of the truce is stopping Yemeni bloodshed o...

 2022-08-02 23:47 

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EU welcomes truce extension in Yemen...

BRUSSELS, Aug 2 (KUNA) -- The European Union Tuesday welcomed the announcement by UN Special Envoy for Yemen Hans Grundberg that the parties have agreed to a further extension of the truce in Yemen until 2 October 2022. Since 2 April, the truce brokered b...

 2022-08-02 23:17 

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Palestinian PM calls on US Congress to recognize Palestinian State...

RAMALLAH, Aug 2 (KUNA) -- Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh called Tuesday on US Congress to recognize Palestine as a state, and to help revive the two-state solution and stop the Israeli unilateral measures. The Prime Minister's Office iss...

 2022-08-02 22:22 

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UN announces two-month renewal of Yemen's truce...

ADEN, Aug 2 (KUNA) -- UN Special Envoy for Yemen Hans Grundberg announced Tuesday that the parties to the Yemeni conflict had agreed to extend the UN-mediated truce, under the same terms, for an additional two months, from 2 August 2022 until 2 October 20...

 2022-08-02 21:24 

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NATO urges all sides to remain calm in Kosovo...

BRUSSELS, Aug 2 (KUNA) - NATO Secretary General Jen Stoltenberg Tuesday said he spoke by phone with Kosovo's Prime Minister Albin Kurti about recent tensions in the country. "All sides must maintain calm, avoid unilateral actions and support EU-me...

 2022-08-02 20:53 

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China condemns Pelosi's Taiwan visit...

TOKYO, Aug 2 (KUNA) - China on Tuesday condemned US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan in disregard of Beijing's strong opposition and serious representations, saying her visit has a severe impact on bilateral ties. &#...

 2022-08-02 20:10 

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EU, US encourage talks between Ethiopian gov't, Tigray Liberation Front...

BRUSSELS, Aug 2 (KUNA) - The European Union and the US have encouraged the launch of talks between the Federal Government of Ethiopia and the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) under the African Union's auspices. This was announced following ...

 2022-08-02 19:03 

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Pelosi: Taiwan visit honors US commitment to "supporting democracy"...

WASHINGTON, Aug 2 (KUNA) -- US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that her visit to Taiwan honors America's unwavering commitment to supporting "Taiwan's vibrant Democracy.""Our visit is part of our broader trip to the ...

 2022-08-02 18:24 

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Pelosi makes stop in Taiwan, disregards China's threats...

TOKYO, August 2 (KUNA) - US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who embarked on an Asian tour Sunday, made an unannounced stop in Taiwan late Tuesday despite Beijing's warnings, the Taipei-based Central News Agency reported. Pelosi's tr...

 2022-08-02 18:20 

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Kuwait's new cabinet convenes maiden meeting...

KUWAIT, Aug 2 (KUNA) -- The Kuwaiti cabinet held its first meeting under chairmanship of His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Ahmad Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah at Seif Palace on Tuesday. Emerging from the meeting, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Oil and ...

 2022-08-02 18:17 

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Kuwait to unveil linked state budget after parliamentary polls - minister...

KUWAIT, Aug 2 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's forthcoming parliament will be tasked with passing a state budget linking government bodies after elections are over, the country's finance minister said on Tuesday, ruling out the need to approve the measure under...

 2022-08-02 17:34 

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Russia accuses US, Ukraine of "coordinating" attacks on civilians in Donbass - spokesman...

MOSCOW, Aug 2 (KUNA) - Russia accuses Washington of "coordinating attacks" with Ukrainian forces against civilian targets in Donbass eastern Ukraine, said Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov Tuesday. In a statement, Konashenkov sai...

 2022-08-02 17:20 

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G7, EU mull comprehensive prohibition on Russian oil trade...

BRUSSELS, Aug 2 (KUNA) -- The G7 and the European Union Tuesday said they are looking for options to prohibit Russia's trade in oil unless it was purchased at a price agreed beforehand. Foreign Ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the, ...

 2022-08-02 16:55 

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French Pres. backs PM Al-Kadhimi's calls for dialogue amid protests in Iraq...

PARIS, Aug 2 (KUNA) -- French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday expressed support for the Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi's calls for dialogue to solve the aggravating political crisis in Iraq. "I am very concerned about the situation i...

 2022-08-02 16:18 

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Malaysia urges US to play "bigger role" in resolving Myanmar crisis...

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 2 (KUNA) -- Malaysia on Tuesday called on the US to play a "bigger role" in resolving the crisis in Myanmar, including properly addressing the plight of the country's Rohingya Muslim minority. Appreciating the more than USD 2...

 2022-08-02 15:51 

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Egypt's Suez Canal revenue hits highest record...

CAIRO, Aug 2 (KUNA) -- Egypt's Suez Canal revenue reached USD 700 million in July, the highest monthly transit rate of 2,103 ships, as well as monthly net tonnage of 125.1 million tons, said Head of the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) Osama Rabie Tuesday. ...

 2022-08-02 15:34 

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

KUWAIT -- His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah dissolves the National Assembly (parliament). KUWAIT -- The Kuwaiti Ministry of Foreign Affairs welcomes US President Joe Biden's announcement on the targeting and killin...

 2022-08-02 15:23 

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Belgium freezes 50 bln euro of Russian funds...

BRUSSELS, Aug 2 (KUNA) -- Belgium has frozen 50.5 billion euros (USD 51.6 billion) worth of funds belonging to people, companies and other legal persons who had financial sanctions imposed on them after the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The more than 50 bi...

 2022-08-02 15:10 

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Kuwait martyrs deserve perpetuated memory for their sacrifice - Bureau...

KUWAIT, Aug 2 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Martyr's Bureau Director General Salah Al-Oufan affirmed on Tuesday that Kuwaiti martyrs deserve perpetuated memory for their great sacrifices for their country. This came in a statement on the 32nd anniversary of the Ir...

 2022-08-02 15:09 

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Kuwait Crown Prince dissolves parliament...

KUWAIT, Aug 2 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Tuesday dissolved the National Assembly (parliament). "To rectify the political scene involving lack of harmony and cooperation, in addition to differenc...

 2022-08-02 14:54 

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Kuwait Crown Prince dissolves parliament - decree...
 2022-08-02 14:41 

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Kuwait welcomes US announcement on eliminating Al-Qaeda leader...

KUWAIT, Aug 2 (KUNA) -- The Kuwaiti Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday welcomed US President Joe Biden's announcement on the targeting and killing of the terrorist Al-Qaeda leader Ayman Al-Zawahri. In a press statement, the ministry pointed out th...

 2022-08-02 14:28 

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NATO chief calls for more military support for Ukraine...

BRUSSELS, Aug 2 (KUNA) -- NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg Tuesday spoke by phone with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and discussed priorities for military support. In a tweet today, Stoltenberg said he had a "good call" with Zelen...

 2022-08-02 13:33 

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Iraqi Parliament Speaker welcomes PM call for dialogue...

BAGHDAD, Aug 2 (KUNA) -- Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohamed al-Halbousi welcomed Tuesday initiative proposed by Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi to resolve escalating political crisis in the country and arriving to a scheduled election. Al-Halbousi, commen...

 2022-08-02 13:31 

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Kuwait's cultural scene documents Iraqi invasion through stories sacrifice, patriotism...

By Yousef Al-Tattan KUWAIT, Aug 2 (KUNA) -- Art and cultural production have always been essential in the human journey on earth, in which existence and experience of what one goes through for generations is immortalized. It is no different when Kuwait we...

 2022-08-02 12:16 

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Kuwait forms 40th gov't within 60 years...

(Chronology) KUWAIT, Aug 2 (KUNA) -- Ministers of the State of Kuwait's 40th government took oath before His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Tuesday. The first government was formed in January 1962 under reign of late Amir...

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