HANOI -- Outstanding Kuwaiti students visit Vietnamese tourist resort of Tam Dao as part of the 11th trip organized by Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED). By Salem Al-Methen. Issued at 15:51 p.m. (12:51 GMT).


VIENNA -- OPEC daily basket price stood at USD 65.62 a barrel of crude oil Thursday, compared with USD 65.32 pb the previous day, the organization says in a statement. Issued at 14:39 p.m. (11:39 GMT).


GENEVA -- UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet condemns continued killing and displacement of civilians in northwestern Syria, despite the announcement of a ceasefire nearly a week ago. Issued at 15:38 p.m. (12:38 GMT).

BEIRUT -- Lebanese activists demanding administrative reforms and uprooting corruption have stepped up demonstrations protesting procrastination of forming a new government. Issued at 15:16 p.m. (12:16 GMT).

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