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 2020-10-29 22:33 

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Netherlands reports over 10,000 new coronavirus cases...

BRUSSELS, Oct 29 (KUNA) -- The number of new coronavirus infections in the Netherlands increased by 10,280 on Thursday to reach a total of 330,292, according to the Dutch Institute for public health and environment. 56 more deaths from coronavirus were re...

 2020-10-29 22:11 

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Spain's Catalonia closes borders for 15 days to face coronavirus...

MADRID, Oct 29 (KUNA) -- Spain's Catalonia on Thursday declared a 15-day ban on entering and exiting its territory so as to control the spread of the virus. Catalonia vice president Pere Aragones said in a news conference that banning movement between...

 2020-10-29 22:02 

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US accuses Chinese energy co. of theft of trade secrets...

WASHINGTON, Oct 29 (KUNA) -- A US federal grand jury has returned an indictment alleging that corporate entities and two individuals conspired to steal technology from a Houston-area oil and gas manufacturer. US Attorney Ryan K. Patrick and Assistant Atto...

 2020-10-29 22:01 

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Algeria confirms 8 Covid-19 deaths, 306 infections...

ALGIERS, Oct 29 (KUNA) -- The Algerian Health Ministry reported on Thursday eight Coronavirus (Covid-19) fatalities and 306 new infections in the last 24 hours. The latest figures took the death toll and the caseload in this north African country to 1,949...

 2020-10-29 21:50 

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Britain suffers 280 virus-related deaths, over 23,000 new infections...

LONDON, Oct 29 (KUNA) -- Britain on Thursday reported 280 deaths from the novel coronavirus and 23,065 more infections in 24 hours. The new figures raised the death toll and the caseload to 45,955 and 965,000 respectively, the British Ministry of Health s...

 2020-10-29 21:37 

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Egypt deplores Nice attack...

CAIRO, Oct 29 (KUNA) -- Egypt, in the strongest possible words, vehemently decried the stabbing incident that took place in the French city of Nice and left a number of people dead or injured. "Egypt emphatically deplores and decries such terrorist in...

 2020-10-29 21:25 

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Morocco suffers 66 Covid-19 deaths, 4,320 infections...

RABAT, Oct 29 (KUNA) -- Moroccan health authorities said on Thursday that 66 new Coronavirus fatalities and 4,320 infections were recorded in the past 24 hours. The new figures took the overall number of COVID-19-related deaths and infections up to 3,572 ...

 2020-10-29 21:22 

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Turkey strongly condemns stabbing act in France's Nice...

ANKARA, Oct 29 (KUNA) -- Turkey on Thursday strongly deplored the stabbing act in Notre Dame Basilica church in Nice, south of France. "There can be no reason to excuse the killing of a human being and justify violence," the Foreign Ministry said ...

 2020-10-29 21:16 

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Luxembourg reports 697 new coronavirus infections...

BRUSSELS, Oct 29 (KUNA) -- About 697 more coronavirus infections were reported in Luxembourg Thursday, according to the latest updates announced by the country's Ministry of Health. The total coronavirus infections has increased to 16,356, the ministr...

 2020-10-29 21:08 

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Kuwait Amir sends cable to French pres. on Nice attack...

KUWAIT, Oct 29 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Thursday sent a cable to French President Emmanuel Macron, voicing Kuwait's emphatic condemnation and denunciation of the dreadful crime in the French city of Ni...

 2020-10-29 18:43 

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Jordan: 3,443 new COVID-19 cases, 40 deaths...

AMMAN, Oct 29 (KUNA) -- Jordan identified 3,443 confirmed coronavirus cases on Thursday, raising the tally to 65,385, while 40 virus-induced fatalities raised the death toll to 740. On the other hand, the total number of recoveries is 7,508, according to ...

 2020-10-29 18:34 

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Kuwait condemns Nice attack as "brutal terrorist crime"...

KUWAIT, Oct 29 (KUNA) -- Kuwait strongly condemns the "brutal terrorist crime" that occurred at the French city of Nice, which witnessed the killing and injury of a number innocent people, the Foreign Ministry said on Thursday. In a statement, the...

 2020-10-29 18:34 

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US condemns "Iranian-backed" Houthis attacks on Saudi Arabia...

WASHINGTON, Oct 29 (KUNA) -- The US condemned Thursday the attacks by "Iranian-backed" Houthis against Saudi Arabia on Wednesday. "These attacks were launched indiscriminately towards Riyadh, and risked the lives of innocent civilians, includi...

 2020-10-29 18:17 

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Around three dozen Kuwait NGOs indignant over Prophet Mohammad cartoons...

KUWAIT, Oct 29 (KUNA) -- Some 37 Kuwaiti non-governmental organizations (NGOs) rebuked France on Thursday for the publication of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad, which triggered a wave of anger across the Muslim world. "Any vitriolic content direc...

 2020-10-29 17:33 

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Iraq COVID-19 cases up by 3,804, deaths by 45...

BAGHDAD, Oct 29 (KUNA) -- Iraq's coronavirus deaths increased by 45 to 10,815 as the confirmed cases rose by 3,804, the health ministry said on Thursday. This brings the caseload across the country's provinces, including the Kurdistan Region, to 4...

 2020-10-29 17:29 

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Palestinian COVID-19 cases up by 623, deaths by eight...

RAMALLAH, Oct 29 (KUNA) -- Palestinian health authorities said on Thursday confirmed daily coronavirus cases rose by 623. The virus-induced death toll increased by eight, the health ministry added in a statement. (end)nq.sd...

 2020-10-29 17:28 

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Saudi Arabia COVID-19 deaths up by 15, cases by 435...

RIYADH, Oct 29 (KUNA) -- Saudi Arabia's confirmed coronavirus cases climbed by 435 as related deaths rose by 15 over the past day, the health ministry said on Thursday. The death toll now stands at 5,363 as confirmed cases hit 346,482, according to mi...

 2020-10-29 17:26 

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US records almost 79,000 new coronavirus cases...

WASHINGTON, Oct 29 (KUNA) -- The US recorded almost 79,000 new coronavirus cases and almost 1000 deaths in the past 24 hours. According to Johns Hopkins University, the US recorded 78,981 new coronavirus cases and 994 deaths. The tally showed that the con...

 2020-10-29 17:22 

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Norway confirms 403 new coronavirus infections...

BRUSSELS, Oct 29 (KUNA) -- The total number of coronavirus cases in Norway increased to 19,066 Thursday after 403 new cases were confirmed. These figures were published by the Norwegian Health Institute today. The total death toll from COVID-19 increased ...

 2020-10-29 17:20 

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UAE COVID-19 cases up by 1,312, three deaths...

KUWAIT, Oct 29 (KUNA) -- The UAE said on Thursday coronavirus cases increased by 1,312 to 123,764. Three fatalities were registered as the death toll rose to 488, state news agency, WAM, quoted health authorities as saying. Meanwhile, some 1,500 people we...

 2020-10-29 16:29 

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Qatar reports 211 COVID-19 cases, one death...

DOHA, Oct 29 (KUNA) -- Qatar's health ministry said its coronavirus case tally on Thursday reached 132,150 after 211 people were confirmed as testing positive in the last day. The number of recoveries in the Gulf state stands at 129,124 after 240 more...

 2020-10-29 16:27 

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Iran suffers record daily COVID-19 rate with 8,293 cases...

TEHRAN, Oct 29 (KUNA) -- Iran's daily confirmed coronavirus cases rose to their highest ever since the pandemic emerged by 8,293 on Thursday. The overall caseload reached 568,896, ministry spokeswoman Dr. Sima Sadat Lari said in a press statement, as ...

 2020-10-29 16:26 

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Kuwait embassy in France urges nationals to abide by new COVID-19 measures...

PARIS, Oct 29 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's embassy in France has called on its nationals to adhere to new measures aimed at curbing spiraling coronavirus rates, a day before France goes back into a nationwide lockdown. The measures announced by President Emmanu...

 2020-10-29 16:11 

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EP President, Belgium condemn attack in France...

BRUSSELS, Oct 29 (KUNA) -- The President of the European Parliament David Sassoli Thursday said he is "deeply shocked and saddened by the news of the horrific attack in Nice.""This pain is felt by all of us in Europe. We have a duty to stand t...

 2020-10-29 15:52 

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Saudi man arrested after attacking security guard at French consulate...

JEDDAH, Oct 29 (KUNA) -- Saudi Arabia have apprehended a Saudi national, who attacked a security guard at France's consulate in Jeddah with a sharp object leading to minor injuries, authorities said on Thursday. "Diplomatic security special forces...

 2020-10-29 15:23 

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Arab Parliament affirms support of Palestinian people...

CAIRO, Oct 29 (KUNA) -- The Arab Parliament affirmed, Thursday, its support for the Palestinian people and their aspirations to establish their independent state on the borders of June 4, 1967, with Jerusalem as its capital, and to continue efforts to end...

 2020-10-29 15:23 

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Kuwait MoH: 760 new COVID-19 infections, 4 deaths...

KUWAIT, Oct 29 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Ministry of Health declared on Thursday 760 new coronavirus cases during past 24 hours raising tally to 124,666. MoH spokesperson Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad said in a statement to KUNA that four patients who suffered from ...

 2020-10-29 15:23 

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Britain appoints Belinda Lewis as its ambassador to Kuwait...

LONDON, Oct 29 (KUNA) -- The British government announced Thursday the appointment of Belinda Lewis as its ambassador to the State of Kuwait, to succeed Michael Davenport. In a statement, the British Foreign Office said that Ambassador Lewis will official...

 2020-10-29 15:23 

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MoH: 552 recoveries from Covid-19 in Kuwait, tally at 115,475...

KUWAIT, Oct 29 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Ministry of Health said Thursday that 552 people recovered from the coronavirus (Covid-19) in the last 24 hours, bringing total to 115,475. The ministry added, in a statement to KUNA, that the new number was based on ...

 2020-10-29 15:22 

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Switzerland records 9,683 new COVID-19 infections...

GENEVA, Oct 29 (KUNA) -- Switzerland announced Thursday that the total coronavirus infections reached 145,044 after recording 9,683 new infections in the last 24 hours. Moreover, deaths also climbed up to reach 1,985 after recording 31 cases in the past h...

 2020-10-29 14:51 

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 2020-10-29 13:42 

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Austria records more than 95,000 new coronavirus cases...

VIENNA, Oct 29 (KUNA) -- Austrian authorities announced, Thursday, that coronavirus cases across the country reached more than 4,000, raising the total number of confirmed infections to 95,904. The registered daily tally was not seen since last March. Mor...

 2020-10-29 13:33 

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Russia records 17,717 coronavirus cases, 366 deaths...

MOSCOW, Oct 29 (KUNA) -- Russia recorded 17,717 new coronavirus cases and 366 deaths on Thursday. The new figures raised the total number of cases to 1581693 and deaths to 27,301, Russian health authorities said. They added that 14,740 people were dischar...

 2020-10-29 13:21 

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Kuwaiti oil price down 77 to USD 38.95 pb...

KUWAIT, Oct 29 (KUNA) -- The price of Kuwaiti oil went down by 77 cents to USD 38.95 per barrel on Wednesday as oppose to USD 39.72 pb the day before, said the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) Thursday. Meanwhile, the price of the Brent crude went up by...

 2020-10-29 13:20 

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Kuwait strongly condemns Houthis targeting of Saudi cities, civilians...

KUWAIT, Oct 29 (KUNA) -- The State of Kuwait strongly condemned, Thursday, the Houthi militia's drone attack, which targeted civilians and cities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, said a source at the Foreign Ministry. The source revealed that the incre...

 2020-10-29 13:12 

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Nice knife attack results in 2 deaths, several injuries...

PARIS, Oct 29 (KUNA) -- A knife attack occurred at a basilica in central nice, resulting so far in the death of two people and the injury of many others, said the French police Thursday. In a statement to the press, the city's Mayor, Christian Estrosi...

 2020-10-29 12:44 

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Nineteen hopefuls register for Kuwait's 2020 nat'l assembly...

KUWAIT, Oct 29 (KUNA) -- A number of 19 hopefuls registered for the 2020 National Assembly elections, which will take place on December 5. The new entries brings the number of candidates to 212. The Ministry of Interior's elections department opened c...

 2020-10-29 12:38 

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Japan reports 820 new virus cases, total at 99,468...

TOKYO, Oct 29 (KUNA) - Japan reported 820 new cases of the coronavirus over the last 24 hours as of 04:00 p.m. (0700 GMT) on Thursday, raising the nation's total number to 99,468, the health ministry and local authorities said. The country's cumul...

 2020-10-29 11:54 

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Japan's central bank keeps monetary policy, down economic view...

TOKYO, Oct 29 (KUNA) -- Japan's central bank decided on Thursday to maintain its current monetary easing measures to support coronavirus-hit firms, while downgrading its assessment of the country's economy. At the end of a two-day policy meeting, ...

 2020-10-29 10:19 

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Germany records 89 COVID-19 deaths, 16,774 infections...

BERLIN, Oct 29 (KUNA) -- Germany, on Thursday, recorded 89 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths and 16,774 infections. According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the virus's death toll climbed to 10,272Meanwhile, infections reached the total of 481,013. (...

 2020-10-29 09:45 

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Belgium reports over 21,000 new coronavirus infections...

BRUSSELS, Oct 29 (KUNA) -- Total coronavirus cases in Belgium, Thursday, increased to 368,337 with 21,048 new infections reported by health authorities. About 132 deaths from COVID-19 were reported in the last 24 hours, raising the total to 11,170. (end)n...

 2020-10-29 09:43 

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India reports 517 deaths due to COVID-19, 49,881 positive cases...

NEW DELHI, Oct 29 -- (KUNA) Indian government sources said on Thursday that 517 people died to COVID-19 while 49,881 new cases were registered from across the country in a span of 24 hours. The Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said that the de...

 2020-10-29 09:43 

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S. Korea adds 125 new virus cases, total now at 26,271...

TOKYO, Oct 29 (KUNA) -- South Korea added 125 new coronavirus cases, on Thursday, bringing the country's total caseload to 26,271, said Yonhap News Agency. The country reported one additional death, raising the death toll to 462, the Korea Centers for...

 2020-10-29 09:36 

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Fighter jet intercepts aircraft flying over Trump rally in Arizona...

WASHINGTON, Oct 29 (KUNA) -- A US Air Force F-16 fighter jet intercepted Wednesday an "non-responsive" aircraft that was flying over a campaign rally President Donald Trump was holding in Bullhead City, Arizona. North American Aerospace Defense Co...

 2020-10-29 09:13 

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China: 47 new COVID-19 cases, no deaths...

KUWAIT, Oct 29 (KUNA) -- China, on Thursday, reported 24 new imported coronavirus (COVID-19) infections and 23 locally transmitted cases in the last 24 hours. No deaths occurred. The National Health Commission was quoted by the Xinhua news agency as sayin...

 2020-10-29 08:41 

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

KUWAIT, Oct 29 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah congratulated, Thursday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his country's national day. His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Saba...

 2020-10-29 03:04 

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

KUWAIT -- Kuwait's Ministry of Health confirms 814 new infections with the novel coronavirus. JEDDAH -- The Saudi-led coalition forces intercept and destroy six bomb-laden drones from Yemen. CAIRO -- The Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Sheikh Ahmad Al-Tayeb ca...

 2020-10-29 03:01 

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UN High Representative reiterates call for mutual respect...

NEW YORK, Oct 28 (KUNA) -- The High-Representative of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) Miguel Moratinos on Wednesday stressed that the freedom of religion or belief and the freedom of expression are interdependent, interrelated and mut...

 2020-10-29 02:34 

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CBB official seeks closer cooperation with Arab blood banks...

KUWAIT, Oct 28 (KUNA) - Director of blood transfusion services dept. at Kuwait Central Blood Bank (KCBB) highlighted the need to promote cooperation among Arab blood banks in the areas of training and exchange of data. Effective exchanges of records could...

 2020-10-29 01:51 

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Egypt records 12 virus deaths, 153 cases...

CAIRO, Oct 28 (KUNA) -- The Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population said Wednesday that 153 people contracted the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) and 12 others died from the illness over the past 24 hours. The figures took the overall lab-confirmed cases ...

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