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

KUWAIT - His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah at the Amiri airport terminal after having undergone successful medical checkups in the US.

KUWAIT - Kuwait and Turkey signed a number of agreements in a ceremony held at Bayan Palace with both nations' respective leaders in attendance.

KUWAIT - The first phase of Mina Al-Ahmadi Refinery Sulphur Handling Facilities Project (SHFP) - revamp and new - has been operated, the Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) said.

BRUSSELS - Detectives searched the premises of a Brussels company as part of the investigation into the French concrete firm Lafarge which is suspected of having given large sums of money to the so-called Islamic State.

TEHRAN - The death toll of the 7.3 magnitude earthquake that rocked several provinces in western Iran, including Kermanshah Province, has risen to 530, official media reported.

WASHINGTON - The death toll has risen to five after a gunman reportedly opened fire on an elementary school in rural Northern California, authorities confirmed. (end) ibi