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

 KUWAIT - His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah expressed his great appreciation for all citizens and residents of Kuwait for their Eid Al-Adha greetings.

KUWAIT - Kuwait Ministry of Health registered nine coronavirus-related deaths; eight not vaccinated, while recording 987 infections in the past 24 hours.

NEW DELHI - Kuwait's COVID-19 humanitarian aid efforts and support for Nepal were praised.

RIYADH - Saudi Arabia hailed the success of health measures in place amid the annual Hajj season, just as pilgrims gathered for the closing ritual known as farewell circumambulation under strict measures to prevent a COVID outbreak.

BRUSSELS - Team Europe which includes the EU, its institutions and all 27 Member States is to share 200 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines with the countries that need them most, by the end of 2021.

MOSCOW - Russia called for resuming the tripartite negotiations on Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) under the auspices of the African Union (AU) to address differences.

DUBAI - Two passenger jets from low-cost carrier FlyDubai and Bahrain based Gulf Air collided on the taxiway at Dubai International Airport. (end) ibi