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

RIYADH - His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Sabah voiced satisfaction with the positive and constructive steps taken so far in the context of efforts to forget the past.

KUWAIT - Dr. Nayef Al-Hajraf of Kuwait was confirmed as the incoming GCC secretary general; the second Kuwaiti to be so since the bloc's inception in 1981.

RIYADH - GCC leaders laud devoted efforts of His Highness the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to mend the Gulf rift, Secretary General Abdulatif A-Zayani said.

RIYADH - Gulf Cooperation Council leaders meeting at a summit in Riyadh underlined the "strength, cohesion and solidity" of the unified bloc, saying they "stand together" in the face of threats to the region.

GENEVA - The International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) praised Kuwait's profound contributions towards global humanitarian endeavors.

WASHINGTON - US House Democrats unveiled two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

PARIS - France will face a seventh day of major public-sector strikes on Wednesday, with traffic and transport chaos predicted countrywide and especially in urban centres. (end) ibi