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

3039422 RAMALLAH -- Scores of Palestinians suffered injuries in clashes with the occupation Israeli forces that broke out in the West Bank following peaceful protests against the occupied settlement policies.
3039431 PARIS -- The French Presidency (the Elysee) announced forming a new cabinet, four days after Elizabeth Borne was named as premier in aftermath of accepting resignation of her predecessor, Jean Castex.
3039433 BRUSSELS -- The European Union expressed its satisfaction over the positive response by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) on the EU's Joint Communication on strategic partnership with the Gulf released in Brussels on Wednesday.
3039440 WASHINGTON -- The United States reiterated praise for results of the parliamentary elections in Lebanon and called for speedy formation of a new government.
3039460 BRUSSELS -- European Union Development Ministers met in Brussels to discuss the "looming global food security crisis" generated by the Russian military operation in Ukraine.
3039476 KUWAIT -- Kuwait clinched their fourth successive basketball win, beating the United Arab Emirates, 81-75, while the volleyball side had the upper hand across all three sets, also against UAE, as the hosts climbed to the top of the GCC Games medals table. (end) mb