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Briefing of KUNA main news for Tuesday until 12:00 GMT

Briefing of KUNA main news for Tuesday until 12:00 GMT

KUWAIT -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent a cable of congratulations to President-elect of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamud on winning presidential elections.

KUWAIT -- Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Nasser Al-Sabah met with British Minister of State for Asia, the Middle East, Commonwealth affairs, and British development, Amanda Milling, along with an accompanying delegation, discussing means of bolstering relations.

KUWAIT -- Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Sheikh Talal Khaled Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah and the US Central Command (CENTCOM) Chief of Staff Major General Michael Kurilla explored ways to bolster ties and topics of mutual interest.

TUNIS -- Libya's eastern parliament-appointed Prime Minister Fathi Bashagha and a number his cabinet's members have departed from the Libyan capital shortly after arriving there for procedural power handover -- as fresh fighting erupted in the city.

CAIRO -- Arab League Secretary General Ahmad Abul-Gheit called for maintaining the cease-fire in Libya and sparing Libyans yet another bout of costly infighting. (end) rk