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

PARIS -- France recalls its ambassadors to Australia and the US due to "unacceptable behavior" after the former opted to purchase nuclear-powered submarines from Washington instead of Paris, annulling a contract worth billions.

WASHINGTON -- Ten Afghan civilians, including children, were mistakenly killed in a drone attack in Kabul last month, a senior US military official reveals.

BEIRUT -- World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus touts Kuwait as a strategic partner to Lebanon in the health sector, citing its unremitting assistance to Beirut to overcome its crises.

WASHINGTON -- Pfizer's application to add a third booster dose of its coronavirus vaccine to the two-dose regimen is rejected by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

BRUSSELS -- The Netherland's Defense Minister Ank Bijleveld resigns due to failures in the evacuation of civilians from Afghanistan just hours after the resignation of fellow Foreign Minister Sigrid Kaag over the affair.

BAGHDAD -- Iraq and the US agree to lower the international coalition's level of command representation in Iraq by end of this month, an Iraqi official says.

CAIRO -- The Arab League is concerned over the political developments currently taking place in Somalia, Secretary-General Ahmad Aboulgheit says.

LONDON -- Britain removes incoming travelers from several countries, including Kuwait, from its mandatory COVID-19 testing requirement from October 4.

BEIJING -- The return capsule of China's Shenzhou-12 manned spaceship lands successfully at Dongfeng landing site in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China Manned Space Agency (CMSA) announces.

NEW YORK -- The UN Security Council extends until March 2022 the mandate of its Afghanistan mission, UNAMA.

KUWAIT -- Kuwait's daily coronavirus cases rise by 63 to 411,081 as deaths increases by one to 2,437, the health ministry says.

ISTANBUL -- Turkey's first indigenous communications satellite Turksat 6A, which is planned to be completed in 2022, will be launched by the US-based space firm SpaceX, a minister reveals. (end) sd