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

KUWAIT -- Kuwait stock exchange's recently-agreed partial privatisation is an important step towards attracting and boosting investments in the local financial market, a minister said.
KUWAIT -- Warba Bank signed a sale and purchase agreement with Ahli United Bank group to acquire shares in Kuwait and Middle East Financial Investment Company (KMEFIC), representing 75.72% of the Company's outstanding shares, subject to securing all regulatory approvals.
KUWAIT -- Kuwait 2019 International Arabian Horse Festival, held under auspices of His Highness the Amir, concluded activities by honoring winners of the 4th All Nations Cup for Egyptian Horses at Bait Al-Arab fields.
BEIRUT -- The Lebanese army arrested a leader of the so-called Islamic State (IS) or Daesh while trying to enter Lebanon illegally.
KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysia is seeking to share expertise with Kuwaiti Islamic agencies, primarily Zakat House, said a Kuwaiti diplomat. (end) bs