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

BAGHDAD -- Iraqi Defense Ministry said it would hand over to Kuwaiti authorities samples of human remains that were recently found in southern Iraq and might belong to missing Kuwaiti citizens.

KUWAIT -- The Kuwaiti National Assembly (parliament) has passed a fresh draft law determining the number of people to be given Kuwaiti citizenship for 2019; a maximum of 4,000 people.

VIENNA -- The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said that Iran's stockpile of enriched uranium has exceeded 300kg, beyond the allowed 3.67 percent cap.

WASHINGTON -- US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo affirmed his country's commitment to negotiate a new and comprehensive deal with Iran to resolve its threats to international peace and security.

VIENNA -- Ministers of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) decided to extend an agreement of crude oil cuts for nine months up until March 2020.

RIYADH -- The Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen has intercepted and downed a drone launched by Iranian-backed Houthi militia, the coalition's spokesman said.

ISTANBUL -- Libyan retired general Khalifa Haftar's army forces in Libya released six Turkish citizens they detained in Libya, Turkish News Agency (Anadulo) said. (end) bs