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KUNA main news for Wednesday, Oct 19, 2016


KUWAIT — Candidates for upcoming parliamentary elections begin registration. Process due to end on October 28th, pending legislative elections scheduled on November 26th. His Highness the Amir has recently dissolved the parliament citing various challenges and regional critical conditions.


KUWAIT — Follow-up on the 44th General Assembly meeting of the Federation of Arab News Agencies (FANA), amid assertions that the media play pivotal role against extremism and terrorism.


KUWAIT — The State of Kuwait is the sole Arab country that has been continuously funding the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), personnel of which often encounter life-threatening situations globally. Yahya Al-Olaibi, the head of the ICRC regional commission, in an interview with KUNA lauds Kuwait’s unwavering backing for humanitarian work in general and the ICRC relief tasks in particular. By Arwa Al-Wugayyan. Issued at 09:03 a.m. (06:03 GMT)


BERLIN — Kuwait’s First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Sabah is due to hold talks with his German counterpart on means of boosting mutual cooperation between the two countries.


PARIS — The Third French-GCC Forum is scheduled to open for talks on prospects of enhancing mutual trade exchanges, estimated at euro 18 billion in 2015. By Mashael Al-Basheer.


BRUSSELS — Kuwait Army Chief of Staff is visiting NATO headquarters for talks on coordination and logistics.


WASHINGTON — Choosing Las Vegas to host the third and final US presidential debate on Wednesday is significant as the city is located in a multi-cultural swing state, which will put immigration into the spotlight. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will need to sway public opinion in swing or battleground states like Nevada, which has a 27 percent Latino population and other sizeable minorities, in order to tip the scales in their favour come November 8, analysts suggest. Analysis by Samie Al-Dulaimi. Issued at 09:08 a.m. (06:08 GMT).


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KUNA main news for Wednesday, Oct 19, 2016

KUNA main news for Wednesday, Oct 19, 2016

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