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

NEW YORK - Kuwait's Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah condemned the national policies that promote Islamophobia and hatred among people with different beliefs.

CAIRO - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres stressed that Islam is a religion of love, compassion, tolerance and charity.

BRUSSELS - A top United Nations official heaped praise on Kuwait's global humanitarian efforts around the world.

NEW YORK - Kuwait has reiterated commitment to nuclear non-proliferation treaty and renewed calls for the creation of a nuke-free Middle East.

KUWAIT - Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah called for backing development plans to keep pace with global progress.

KUWAIT - Kuwaiti Researcher Mohammad Kamal's personal museum boasts many rare ancient Holy Quran copies, and Islamic documents and antiquities.

ALGIERS - Algerian President Abdulaziz Bouteflika has resigned to abruptly end his fourth term which was due to expire on April 28, the presidency announced.

AMMAN - Jordan's Foreign Minister Ayman Al-Safadi cautioned against Israel's unilateral measures aiming to change Muslim, Christian and Arab identity of Jerusalem.

LONDON - British PM Theresa May said that she will ask the EU for an extension to the Brexit deadline to "break the logjam" in Parliament, a second extension set for April 12th. (end) ibi