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

KUWAIT -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah extends his sincere sympathy and condolences to Jordan's King Abdullah II over a tragic incident involving a toxic gas tank explosion at Aqaba Port which resulted in dozens of deaths and injuries.

AMMAN -- At least 12 people are killed and 260 injured in a toxic chlorine gas leak and blast at Jordan's Aqaba Port in the Red Sea, authorities say.

LONDON -- Gulf Arab nationals will no longer need to obtain a visa before visiting Britain starting next year, making travel procedures simpler for some of the country's most ardent visitors, Home Secretary Priti Patel says.

BAGHDAD -- Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi says his country hopes to develop cooperation with Kuwait in a manner that benefits the interests of the two countries' nationals.

WASHINGTON -- The US is "determined to ensure that Iran does not acquire a nuclear weapon," National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan says.

NEW DELHI -- Kuwaiti club Al-Kuwait SC defeats Iran's Mes Kerman, 30-17, for a second win out of three so far in Group B of the Asian Club League Handball Championship in Hyderabad.

BRUSSELS -- Sweden's Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson says her country regards the Kurdish PKK group a "terror organisation" as she appears to appease Turkey to lift its objection against her country joining NATO over accusations of support for the group. (end) sd