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

KUWAIT - The Kuwaiti Cabinet commended Saudi Arabia's distinguished efforts and care for pilgrims, congratulating Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince and Prime Minister Prince Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz on this year's successful Hajj season.

VIENNA - Kuwait urged the international community to step up efforts and put an end to what it called the "aggressive" war against the Gaza Strip, subsequently putting the Palestinians out of their misery.

KUWAIT - Kuwait said peak summer demand for power was the culprit behind an outage that blanketed large swathes of the country, in addition to sweltering summer conditions that have seen temperatures rise higher than normal.

AMMAN - Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) launched a program in Jordan to deliver Eid Al-Adha sacrificial meat to Syrian refugees and the poor.

KUWAIT - Chairman of the Kuwait Shooting Sport Club (KSSC) Duaij Al-Otaibi said Kuwaiti national team shooters, Abdullah Al-Tarqi and Iman Al-Shamaa won silver medal in International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) held in Italy.

BEIRUT - Israeli occupation warplanes continued their violent air raids on southern Lebanon, killing three Lebanese resistance members, while resistance groups targeted occupation sites.

RAMALLAH - The Israeli occupation forces arrested approximately 90 Palestinian men, women, children and previous prisoners in the West Bank during Eid Al-Adha.

TOKYO - Beijing said that China Coast Guard's action towards Filipino boats "intruding" into the South China Sea was professional and restrained, and aimed at stopping their illegal "resupply mission," state-run Xinhua News Agency reported. (end) ibi