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 2022-06-26 11:28 

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Kuwait Amir offers condolences over death of Saudi princess...

KUWAIT, June 26 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Sunday sent a cable to Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, offering sincere and heartfelt condolence over death of Princess Modhi bint Musaed bin Abdulrahman b...

 2022-06-26 11:22 

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WHO: "monkeypox is an evolving health threat"...

GENEVA, June 26 (KUNA) -- World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus said that monkeypox is an evolving health threat. Ghebreyesus said in a press release late Saturday that since early May, 3,000 cases have been detected acros...

 2022-06-26 11:20 

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Kuwait Amir congratulates Madagascar on national day...

KUWAIT, June 26 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent a cable of congratulations to President of Madagascar Andry Nirina Rajoelina on his country's national day. His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Mishaal Al-Ah...

 2022-06-26 10:34 

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Kuwait Capital Market Authority OKs KIPCO-Gurain merger...

KUWAIT, June 26 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Capital Market Authority has approved the merger between KIPCO, Kuwait Projects Company (Holding), and Gurain Petrochemical Industries Company (QPIC). KIPCO said in a statement posted on Boursa Kuwait website, on Sunday, t...

 2022-06-26 10:14 

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NATO holds summit on June 28 amid jitters emanating from Ukraine's war...

Report by Hanadi WatfaMADRID, June 26 (KUNA) -- Spain will host on June 28-30 a summit of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) focusing on means of dealing with Russia that has been engaged in what it has labelled as "the special military ope...

 2022-06-26 10:12 

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KUNA main news for Sunday, June 26, 2022...

International:BERLIN -- Top leaders of the seven world's biggest industrialized nations, G7, are scheduled to hold a summit in Schloss Elmau, Bavaria in southern Germany, with debates forecast to be dominated by the Ukrainian war and its repercussions...

 2022-06-26 09:31 

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Kuwait's MoI cautions against dusty weather...

KUWAIT, June 26 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Ministry of Interior, Sunday, called on everyone to be cautious about dusty weather and low visibility on some roads. In a press statement, the ministry urged the public not to be hesitant to contact the emergency ho...

 2022-06-26 09:30 

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Kuwait prepares 21 pilgrimage expeditions -- official...

KUWAIT, June 26 (KUNA) -- Director General of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation Yousef Al-Fozan announced on Sunday that Kuwait would organize 21 expeditions for the annual hajj rituals, within six days, to transport up to 6,216 pilgrims to the ho...

 2022-06-26 09:16 

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USD stands at KD 0.306, Euro at KD 0.323...

KUWAIT, June 26 (KUNA) -- The exchange rate of the US dollar on Sunday remained stable against the Kuwaiti Dinar at KD 0.306 and the Euro at KD 0.323 compared with Thursday's rates. The Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) said on its daily bulletin that the ...

 2022-06-26 09:01 

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Today in Kuwait's history...

KUWAIT, June 26 (KUNA) -- 1961 -- The State of Kuwait joins the Arab Postal Union (APU). 1961 -- The Kuwaiti people hold huge demonstrations condemning statements by the Iraqi ruler Abdulkarim Qassem demanding Kuwait's annexation. The Kuwaiti Police C...

 2022-06-26 02:42 

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

3043110 CAIRO -- Egypt's President Abdelfattah Al-Sisi and visiting Qatari Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani emphasized the need for more cooperation to deal with crises, agreeing during talks that such a measure was necessary to quell regional unr...

 2022-06-26 02:37 

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Blinken, Turkish FM discuss "ongoing support" for Ukraine - State Dept....

WASHINGTON, June 25 (KUNA) -- US Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke Saturday with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in which they discussed "ongoing support for Ukraine in the face of Russia's continued aggression". State Departme...

 2022-06-26 00:40 

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Russia forces in full control of Severodonetsk, east of Ukraine...

MOSCOW, June 26 (KUNA) -- The Russian Defense Ministry announced on Saturday full control of the city of Severodonetsk and a number of towns east of Ukraine. In a statement, the ministry said "all territory on the left bank of the Donets river within ...

 2022-06-25 23:11 

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Turkish Pres., Swedish PM discuss Sweden's bid for NATO membership...

ISTANBUL, June 25 (KUNA) -- Trkiye's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has reaffirmed Ankara's demands for Stockholm to change course on the PKK group to get Ankara's support for its bid for NATO membership. "Stockholm needed to change its at...

 2022-06-25 22:28 

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Putin: Russia to supply Belarus with nuclear-capable missile system...

MOSCOW, June 25 (KUNA) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin announced Saturday that his country will supply its neighboring ally Belarus with Iskander-M rocket systems in the coming months. "In the coming months, we will supply Belarus with Iskander-M ...

 2022-06-25 19:54 

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EU official: Ukraine to dominate G7 summit...

BRUSSELS, June 25 (KUNA) -- The war in Ukraine will dominate the agenda of the leaders of the seven world's biggest industrialized nations, G7, when they start their meeting in Schloss Elmau in Bavaria in southern Germany on Sunday, a senior EU offici...

 2022-06-25 19:06 

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Yemeni Houthis broke truce 1,700 times in less than month...

ADEN, June 25 (KUNA) -- Spokesman of the Yemeni Army Brig. Abdo Magly said Saturday the Houthi militias violated the UN-brokered truce 1,700 times in six governorates over the past 23 days. The Armed Forces managed to repel these violations on all frontli...

 2022-06-25 18:26 

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Egypt, Qatar eye more cooperation to resolve regional crises...

CAIRO, June 25 (KUNA) -- Egypt's President Abdelfattah Al-Sisi and visiting Qatari Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani emphasized the need for more cooperation to deal with crises, agreeing during talks on Saturday that such a measure was necessary t...

 2022-06-25 18:25 

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Three people shot in US town, shortly after Biden signs into law gun safety bill...

NEW YORK, June 25 (KUNA) -- A gunman opened fire at people at WeatherTech manufacturing facility in the town of Bolingbrook, Illinois, on Saturday, police reported, cited by the CNN. The suspect is at large after a shooting at a WeatherTech facility in Bo...

 2022-06-25 17:53 

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Pakistani security forces kill 4 militants...

ISLAMABAD, June 25 (KUNA) -- At least four "terrorists" were killed in a security operation by Pakistani security forces in northern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) province, the Pakistani Army said in a statement on Saturday. According to Pakistan milit...

 2022-06-25 17:47 

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EU foreign policy chief: Nuclear talks with Iran to resume soon...

TEHRAN, June 25 (KUNA) -- EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell said Saturday he agreed with Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian to resume negotiations between Iran and the Western powers in Vienna soon...

 2022-06-25 17:03 

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Biden signs bipartisan gun safety bill into law...

WASHINGTON, June 25 (KUNA) -- US President Joe Biden signed into law Saturday the bipartisan gun safety bill. The "Bipartisan Safer Communities Act," which passed the House of Representatives overwhelmingly on party lines on Friday, is the most si...

 2022-06-25 16:40 

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Drugs related deaths drop in Kuwait due to personnel effective efforts -- MoI...

KUWAIT, June 25 (KUNA) -- The Ministry of Interior on Saturday declared that number of drugs-related deaths dropped by 24 percent in 2021 due to the successful interior security personnel efforts in clamping down on dealers and traffickers. The MoI said i...

 2022-06-25 15:01 

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

KUWAIT -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent Friday a cable of congratulations to President of Croatia Zoran Milanovic, on the occasion of his country's National Day, wishing him well and his country more progress and p...

 2022-06-25 14:54 

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Stoltenberg discusses Finland and Sweden's NATO application with Erdogan...

BRUSSELS, June 25 (KUNA) -- NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg Saturday in a telephone conversation with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed the application by Finland and Sweden to join the western military alliance. "Good call with...

 2022-06-25 13:40 

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"United Real Estate" sells shares at "Kuwait Hotels" for KD 3.1 mln...

KUWAIT, June 25 (KUNA) -- United Real Estate Company (URC) has sold its shares at Kuwait Hotels Company (KHC) to a group of clients of an unlisted investment company for 180 fils per share in a deal valued at KD 3.1 million (USD 10.1 million). The company...

 2022-06-25 13:22 

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Somali parliament gives confidence to new PM...

CAIRO, June 25 (KUNA) -- Somalia's Lower House of Parliament on Saturday overwhelmingly gave a vote of confidence to new Prime Minister Hamza Abdi Barre. The Somali National News Agency reported that the new prime minister had the approval of 220 memb...

 2022-06-25 11:37 

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5.6 magnitude earthquake hits S. Iran...

TEHRAN, June 25 (KUNA) -- A 5.6 magnitude earthquake struck the port of Charak in Iran's southern province of Hormozgan on Saturday, with no casualties reported, according to local authorities. Tehran University's seismological center said in a st...

 2022-06-25 10:34 

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Young Palestinian dies of wounds near Ramallah...

RAMALLAH, June 25 (KUNA) -- A 16-year-old Palestinian youth on Saturday died of wounds sutained in a shooting by Israeli occupation forces in Silwad Town near Ramallah, according to Palestinian liaison office. In a press statement the office, which monito...

 2022-06-25 10:11 

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Kuwait futsal team qualifies for semifinals at Arab Futsal Cup...

RIYADH, June 25 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti national futsal team for men qualified for the semifinals at the 2022 Arab Futsal Championship by defeating its Palestinian counterpart through penalty kicks with a score of 4-1 after the match ended in a 4-4 draw in Saud...

 2022-06-25 09:35 

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Kuwait oil rises to USD 110.86 pb - KPC...

KUWAIT, June 25 (KUNA) -- The price of Kuwaiti oil went up by five cents to USD 110.86 per barrel on Friday, compared with USD 110.81 pb a day earlier, said the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) on Saturday. Globally, Brent crude rose by USD 3.07 to USD ...

 2022-06-25 09:31 

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

KUWAIT, June 25 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent Friday a cable of congratulations to President of Croatia Zoran Milanovic, on the occasion of his country's National Day, wishing him well and his country mor...

 2022-06-25 09:10 

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Today in Kuwait's history...

KUWAIT, June 25 (KUNA) -- 1961 -- Iraqi ruler Abdulkarim Qassem, during a news conference at headquarters of the Iraqi defense ministry, unveils colonial intentions and policy of blackmail against the State of Kuwait, alleging that Kuwait was part of Iraq...

 2022-06-25 02:44 

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

3043039 TUNIS -- Tunisian Prime Minister Najla Bouden acclaimed the State of Kuwait namely its solidarity with the country during peak of the coronavirus crisis. 3043044 BRUSSELS -- Leaders of the 27-member European Union (the European Council) concluded ...

 2022-06-25 00:30 

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Donors pledge USD 160 for UNRWA...

GAZA, June 24 (KUNA) -- Donor countries have pledged USD 160 million for the UN Palestinian refugee agency (UNRWA) to finance essential services provided to Palestinian refugees in West Bank, Gaza, Syria, Lebanon and Jordan. "The amounts pledged today...

 2022-06-24 23:16 

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Russia affirms nuclear weapons for deterrence only, warns EU of divisions, conflicts...

MOSCOW, June 24 (KUNA) -- The Russian Federation asserted Friday that it has not and will not threaten to use nuclear weapons, and will not join the treaty banning nuclear weapons either. "The nuclear approach of the Russian Federation lies exclusivel...

 2022-06-24 22:26 

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US House of Representatives passes first gun control bill in decades...

WASHINGTON, June 24 (KUNA) -- The US House of Representatives passed Friday a bipartisan gun control bill to counter the alarming rise in the number of mass shootings across the country. The bill which was passed by 234 to 193 votes a day after it was pas...

 2022-06-24 20:35 

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Qatari Amir starts two-day official visit to Egypt...

CAIRO, June 24 (KUNA) -- Qatar's Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani arrived in Cairo Friday, starting an official two-day visit to Egypt. The Qatari Amir was received at the Cairo International Airport by Egyptian President Abdelfattah El-Sisi, the ...

 2022-06-24 19:35 

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G7 FMs blame global food crisis on Russia...

BERLIN, June 24 (KUNA) -- The G7 Foreign Ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America, and the High Representative of the European Union, reaffirmed in the strongest terms their condemnation of &...

 2022-06-24 19:01 

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Scores of Palestinians wounded in clashes with occupation forces...

RAMALLAH, June 24 (KUNA) -- Scores of Palestinians were wounded in clashes between the occupation Israeli forces and activists protesting Tel Aviv's settlement policy in villages in the West Bank. Most intensive clashes erupted in Beta, Bait-Dejen and...

 2022-06-24 19:01 

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EU leaders seek int'l cooperation to curb rising energy prices...

BRUSSELS, June 24 (KUNA) -- Leaders of the 27-member European Union (the European Council) concluded their two-day summit in Brussels on Friday after discussing the economic situation in Europe and energy prices. The European Council called on the Europea...

 2022-06-24 18:29 

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Tunisian premier applauds Kuwait's support...

TUNIS, June 24 (KUNA) -- Tunisian Prime Minister Najla Bouden on Friday acclaimed the State of Kuwait namely its solidarity with the country during peak of the coronavirus crisis. The Tunisian government said in a statement that the premier expressed the ...

 2022-06-24 17:56 

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Rocket targets gas field in Iraq's Kurdistan Region...

IRBIL, June 24 (KUNA) -- A missile targeted the gas field Kormo in the province of Al-Sulaimaniya on Friday, the ministry of natural resources in the administration of Iraq's Kurdistan Region said. The department said in a statement said the attack ca...

 2022-06-24 17:56 

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EU, Bahrain discuss EU-Gulf partnership, Schengen visa waiver...

BRUSSELS, June 24 (KUNA) -- The European Union and Bahrain discussed the implementation of the recently adopted EU Joint Communication on a Strategic Partnership with the Gulf during a Senior Officials Meeting in Brussels on Thursday. The meeting launched...

 2022-06-24 17:35 

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Afghanistan earthquake casualty toll rise to 2700...

ISLAMABAD, June 24 (KUNA) - The death toll from Wednesday's devastating earthquake in Afghanistan has risen to 1,100 and the number of injured has risen to 1,600, said the Ministry of State for Disaster Management on Friday. According to the Ministry ...

 2022-06-24 16:44 

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Qadsia draw Saudi al-Noor (29-29) in Asian tourney...

NEW DELHI, June 24 (KUNA) -- Kuwait handball club Qadsia managed to secure draw in the second match with Saudi Arabia's al-Noor (29-29) on Friday in the 24th Asian Men's Club League Handball Championship being held in Indian city of Hyderabad. In ...

 2022-06-24 15:09 

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Tunisian police neutralize "serious threats" against President...

TUNIS, June 24 (KUNA) -- The Tunisian Ministry of Interior said Friday the security services managed to neutralize serious threats targeting the life of President of the Republic Kais Saied. "The threats reached a serious stage that required making th...

 2022-06-24 14:49 

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

3043001 KUWAIT -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent a cable to the Qatatri Amir Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, congratulating him on the ninth anniversary of ascending the throne. 3043003 NEW YORK -- The state of Kuwait has aff...

 2022-06-24 14:40 

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India successfully flight-tests vertical launch short range surface to air missile...

NEW DELHI, June 24 (KUNA) -- India successfully flight-tested on Friday indigenously developed Vertical Launch Short Range Surface to Air Missile (VL-SRSAM) from Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur off the coast of eastern Indian state of Odisha. The I...

 2022-06-24 14:37 

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Germany calls for tangible action to face starvation...

BERLIN, June 24 (KUNA) -- The German Government on Friday called on the international community to set "mechanisms" for facing the global hunger crisis due to severe shortago of cereals. Foreign Minister Analena Baerock said in a statement at star...

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