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

KUWAIT -- At least 35 people have been killed aird and 15 others injured in an apartment building fire in Mangaf area in Kuwait's southern Ahmadi Governorate, says the Ministry of Interior.

KUWAIT -- Minister of Public Works and Minister of Municipality Dr. Noura Al-Mashaan suspends administrators at Al-Ahmadi Municipal branch pending investigations into the fire that engulfed a building in Mangaf area.

BEIRUT -- Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) distributes Eid Al-Adha packages to Syrian refugees residing in Lebanon.

KUWAIT -- Some 94.6 million people in the EU (21 percent of the population) were at risk of poverty or social exclusion in 2023, the EU's statistical office, Eurostat, reports. (end) mt