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

WASHINGTON -- The US and Iran each free a prisoner in a rare swap deal between two longtime foes, President Donald Trump announces.

GAZA -- Israeli fighters launch airstrikes on Palestinian faction targets in northern Gaza, according to reports.

KUWAIT -- Kuwait's non-oil exports fall 0.9 percent in November from a year earlier, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry says, citing an increase in the number of certificates of origin for exports.

DOHA -- Peace talks between the US and the Afghan Taliban movement resume more than three months after President Donald Trump called them off.

ANKARA -- At least 19 civilians are reportedly killed in airstrikes launched by Syrian and Russian fighters in Syria's northwestern Idlib governorate.

IRBIL -- Iraqi security services bust four members of the so-called Islamic State (IS), including two senior leaders, in Mosul and Kirkuk. (end) sd