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

Date: 18/06/2020     Time: 2:47 AM

05 4 GEN 0215 KUWAIT /KUNA-MBU0 MDA-KUWAIT-KUNA-SUMMARY  Briefing of KUNA main news for Wednesday until 00:00 GMT 2900241 KUWAIT - Kuwait Health Ministry reported 575 new coronavirus infections, bringing the tally to 37,533, while deaths reached 306 after recording 3 cases. 2900274 KUWAIT - Ministry of Interior launched a new electronic service that allows holders of temporary residency according to Article (14) to transfer to their previous residencies status. 2900352 GENEVA - The World Health Organization (WHO) welcomed initial positive results by a team from Oxford University on how Dexamethasone drug contributed to lesser death cases among coronavirus patients, who needed ventilators. 2900295 KUWAIT - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced sanctions against Syria's Bashar Al-Asad and close family members has become effective. 2900358 NEW DELHI - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said any provocation from China would invite a befitting response after accusing Beijing of killing 20 Indian soldiers in clashes in the border region of Ladakh. 2900341 PARIS - Any annexation by Israel of occupied Palestinian lands in the West Bank area would violate a core principle of international law and would be an act of "extreme gravity," French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said.