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Briefing of KUNA main news for Friday until 00:00 GMT
2769448 KUWAIT -- The Kuwaiti expedition, "Be Among the Excellent," embarked
on a multi-station visit to Sri Lanka, as part of a program designed by Kuwait
Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) to educate the youth about diverse
cultures of nations and the Fund's contributions and activities in those
2769494 LONDON -- Peter Kenneth Estlin, Lord Mayor of the City of London, will
lead an economic delegation on a visit to Kuwait on Saturday to explore ways
for enhanced economic and commercial relations between Kuwait and the United
2769446 RAMALLAH -- The Palestinian government has bore Israel full
responsibility over the deteriorating situation in the occupied territories
through its continuing aggression, raids and crackdowns on Palestinians.
2769490 TEHRAN -- Iran said its missile program was not violating UN Security
Council resolution 2231, lashing out at France which called on Tehran to stop
development of activities related to its ballistic missiles, fearing they
could carry nuclear warheads.
2769425 PARIS -- Japanese Olympic Committee President Tsunekazu Takeda was
charged as part of a French corruption probe into the awarding of the 2020
Olympic Games to Tokyo, a judicial source said.
2769495 PARIS -- French police are bracing for even more violent and larger
"Yellow Vest" protests Saturday than in the previous weeks due to a
radicalisation of the protesters and a more defiant position in the ranks of
the demonstrators, the Interior Ministry said.
2769443 ROME -- Italian Foreign Ministry announced the opening of houses to
shelter the displaced in the Albanian capital of Tirana with Italian funding
through the allocation of the debts of Rome owed by Albania.
2769456 WASHINGTON -- The US began withdrawing its some 2,000 troops from
Syria on Friday, almost a month since President Donald Trump announced the
decision and caused concerns that the move might provide the so-called Islamic
State leverage to resurge in the country.
2769479 WASHINGTON -- The US "strongly" condemned Houthis Thursday's drone
attack on government air base in the Yemeni governorate of Lahij and said it
"contravenes" the Hudaydah ceasefire and last month's progress in UN-led